US Pat. No. 10,485,051

HANDLING OF INACTIVE PARAMETERS UPON RELEASE AND RE-SUSPEND

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method in a User Equipment, UE, comprising:transmitting a Radio Resource Control, RRC, resume request message;
in response to the RRC resume request message, receiving an RRC connection release message with an indication for suspend; and
in response to receiving the RRC connection release message with the indication for suspend, replacing information in a stored Access Stratum, AS, context of the UE with new information, wherein replacing the information in the stored AS context of the UE comprises:
replacing stored security context information with security context information comprised in the RRC connection release message;
replacing a stored Inactive Radio Network Temporary Identifier, I-RNTI, with an I-RNTI comprised in the RRC connection release message;
replacing a stored cell identity with a cell identity of a cell in which the UE sent the RRC resume request message and received the RRC connection release message;
replacing a stored physical cell identity with a physical cell identity of the cell in which the UE sent the RRC resume request message and received the RRC connection release message; and
replacing a stored Cell Radio Network Temporary Identifier, C-RNTI, with a C-RNTI obtained by the UE for the cell in which the UE sent the RRC resume request message and received the RRC connection release message.

US Pat. No. 10,478,572

POWDER COMPARTMENT FOR HIGH DOSAGE DRUG DELIVERY

Hovione Technology Ltd., ...

1. A dry powder inhaler suitable for pulmonary or nasal delivery, comprising an inhaler body and a cartridge; the inhaler comprising:(a) the inhaler body comprising a mouthpiece, a bottom channel inlet, an inhalation channel for providing fluid communication between the patient's mouth when engaged with the mouthpiece and the bottom channel inlet, at least one side inlet for allowing direct air admission from atmosphere into the inhalation channel; an inhaler body opening formed therein and defined between opposing top and bottom walls and opposing side walls, said inhaler body opening having at least one open end by means of which the cartridge is insertable into the opening and having at least one air inlet opening for admitting air into the inhaler body opening, means for guiding movement of the cartridge in the inhaler body opening relative to the body and control the cartridge travel from a storage position into an inhalation position; wherein the cartridge;
(b) the cartridge being shaped for engagement in the inhaler body opening and having at least one substantially cylindrical powder compartment formed therein for carrying a powder-based medicament, and at least one air inlet vent; the powder compartment having an outlet which allows fluid communication with the body inhalation channel through the body bottom channel inlet and at least one pin for engaging with the body guiding movement means; wherein the cartridge is slidable within the body between the storage position in which the at least one air inlet vent of the cartridge is substantially sealed by the inhaler body such that there is no fluid communication to the cartridge, to the inhalation position, in which the or each air inlet vent of the cartridge is substantially aligned with an associated air inlet opening of the inhaler body such that there is fluid communication between the inlet opening of the inhaler body, the or each air inlet vent of the cartridge, the cartridge top outlet and the mouthpiece channel; wherein the cartridge having the at least one inlet vent includes at least two air inlet vents, at least one of which is a lateral air inlet vent and the inhaler body has an air inlet opening associated with each of the air inlet vents of the cartridge which allow admission of air from the atmosphere into the cartridge powder compartment when the cartridge is in the inhalation position; and the inhaler body bottom channel inlet further comprising at least one orifice which forms a sharp constriction in the fluid flow path from the cartridge powder compartment outlet into the inhalation channel when the powder cartridge is moved into the inhalation position.

US Pat. No. 10,485,147

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display device comprising:a housing;
a display module mounted in the housing;
a closed-loop air circulation system; and
an open-loop air circulation system, wherein
the closed-loop air circulation system comprises:
a first channel defined between a front surface of the display module and a front surface of the housing so as to extend along the front surface of the display module; and
a second channel defined between one side surface of the display module and one side surface of the housing that is opposite the one side surface of the display module so as to extend along the one side surface of the display module in a longitudinal direction thereof,
the first channel being configured to receive air from a first end of the second channel and to discharge the air to a second end of the second channel, and wherein
the open-loop air circulation system comprises:
a third channel isolated from the first channel and the second channel;
an inlet port for receiving air from an outside through the third channel; and
an outlet port for discharging the air to the outside through the third channel.

US Pat. No. 10,485,122

ELECTRICALLY INSULATIVE CASE INCLUDING FRAME HAVING PLURALITY OF POSSIBLE ORIENTATIONS

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. An electrically insulative case for an electrical device, said electrically insulative case comprising:a housing defining an interior space, said housing arranged to receive the electrical device within the interior space;
a frame operatively coupleable to said housing in a plurality of orientations, said frame defining at least one opening that provides access to the electrical device, wherein said frame includes an inner sidewall that extends into the interior space;
a restrictor coupleable to the electrical device such that said restrictor extends from the electrical device and along a side surface of said inner sidewall of said frame, wherein said restrictor is arranged to inhibit objects from moving from an exterior of said housing into the interior space; and
a cover moveable between an opened position and a closed position, wherein said frame includes a first side and a second side, and wherein said first side includes a first engagement feature coupleable to said cover and said second side includes a second engagement feature coupleable to said cover.

US Pat. No. 10,485,143

COLD PLATE ASSEMBLY FOR SERVER LIQUID COOLING OF ELECTRONIC RACKS OF A DATA CENTER

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A cooling module assembly for cooling a processor of a data processing system in an electronic rack of a data center, the cooling module assembly comprising:a cold plate to be positioned adjacent to an exterior surface of a processor to receive heat radiated from the processor;
a liquid distribution channel formed within the cold plate to distribute a cooling liquid through the cold plate to exchange the heat carried by the cold plate, wherein the liquid distribution channel includes
an ingress port to be coupled a liquid supply line to receive the cooling liquid from an external liquid source, wherein the ingress port is disposed on a first edge of the cold plate, and
an egress port to be coupled to a liquid return line to return the cooling liquid having the exchanged heat back to the external liquid source, wherein the egress port is disposed on a second edge of the cold plate opposite to the first edge; and
a cold plate mounting bracket attached to the cold plate to mount the cold plate onto the external surface of the processor, wherein the cold plate mounting bracket includes a first set of mounting slots to be aligned with a second set of mounting slots disposed on a processor mounting bracket that mounts the processor onto a motherboard of the data processing system,
wherein the first set of mounting slots is disposed on a third edge of the cold plate mounting bracket and the second set of mounting slots is disposed on a fourth edge of the cold plate mounting bracket opposite to the third edge, wherein the third edge and the fourth edge are different edges than the first and second edges,
wherein the third edge of the cold plate mounting bracket further comprises a first set of one or more aligning guide pins disposed thereon and extended downwardly, and the fourth edge of the cold plate mounting bracket further comprises a second set of one or more aligning guide pins disposed thereon and extended downwardly,
wherein when the cold plate mounting bracket together with the cold plate is mounted onto the processor mounting bracket, the aligning guide pins of the first set and second set are inserted into corresponding guide pin holes disposed on the processor mounting bracket, such that the mounting slots of the cold plate mounting bracket are aligned with the mounting slots of the processor mounting bracket,
wherein the first set of mounting slots and the second set of mounting slots allow one or more mounting pins to be inserted therethrough in a first angle and to rotate from the first angle to a second angle after the insertion to interlock the cold plate with the exterior surface of the processor;
wherein each mounting pin is configured to insert through a center of a spring in order to insert through a corresponding mounting slot of the first set such that the spring is compressed when the mounting pin is in a locked position, thereby providing a force to push the cold plate mounting bracket and the processor mounting bracket together so as to provide adequate contact between the cold plate and the processor.

US Pat. No. 10,485,142

DATA CENTRE

Bripco BVBA, Antwerp (BE...

1. A data centre building, wherein the data centre building includes:a floor;
a plurality of rack storage areas on the floor, each rack storage area being arranged to accommodate a plurality of racks in which a plurality of rack-mountable electronic components may be housed;
one or more cold aisles, each cold aisle being adjacent to a rack storage area;
one or more hot aisles, each hot aisle being adjacent to a rack storage area;
an air cooling system comprising a non-refrigerant based cooling apparatus selected from the list consisting of a humidification unit, an evaporative cooling unit and an adiabatic cooling unit, the air cooling system also comprising a refrigerant-based cooling unit; and
a corridor separate from both the cold aisles and the hot aisles and having a height greater than 1.5 m above the floor which together with at least one of (a) the one or more cold aisles and (b) the one or more hot aisles, facilitates personnel access from outside the data centre building to the rack storage areas,
the corridor being an air supply corridor for transporting cooling air, above the floor, from the air cooling system to the one or more cold aisles.

US Pat. No. 10,485,093

FLEXIBLE PRINTED BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING FLEXIBLE PRINTED BOARD

NIPPON MEKTRON, LTD., To...

1. A flexible printed board on which a power consuming load is mounted, comprising:a front surface heat dissipation layer made of a copper foil and having a circuit portion on which the load is mounted;
a thermally conductive resin layer having the front surface heat dissipation layer laminated to a front surface side thereof and having a thermal conductivity of 0.49 W/mK or more, the front surface heat dissipation layer being arranged between the power consuming load and the thermally conductive resin layer with respect to a thickness direction, the front surface heat dissipation layer being directly contact with a front surface side of the thermally conductive resin layer; and
a rear surface heat dissipation layer made of a copper foil, laminated to and in direct contact with a rear surface side of the thermally conductive resin layer, and having a thickness of 100 to 400% with respect to the front surface heat dissipation layer.

US Pat. No. 10,485,151

LOOSE COMPONENT SUPPLY DEVICE AND COMPONENT MOUNTER

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A loose component supply device comprising:a loose component support section that supports multiple of the same type of components in a loose state;
an imaging device that images the multiple components in the loose state supported on the loose component support section, the imaging device being mounted on either a main body of the loose component supply device or an imaging device moving device, above the loose component support section;
a plurality of component holding tools capable of picking up and holding the multiple components in the loose state supported on the loose component support section;
a component holding head which holds one of the plurality of component holding tools;
a holding head moving device that moves the component holding head at least and from the loose component support section and a component transfer section at which transfer to a next process is possible; and
a holding tool changing device that changes the one of the plurality of component holding tools held by the component holding head to another of the plurality of component holding tools based on image data obtained by the imaging of the imaging device,
the loose component supply device picking up each of the multiple components in the loose state supported on the loose component support section and arranging the multiple components in a predetermined orientation on the component transfer section.

US Pat. No. 10,485,148

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display device comprising:a display module;
an outer case in which the display module is mounted and defining an internal space which is closed airtight from the outside;
an inner case coupled to the display module,
wherein the inner case which partitions off the internal space into a first closed space having a rear surface of the display module exposed thereto and a second closed space having a front surface of the display module exposed thereto, and
wherein the first closed space is surrounded by the second closed space with respect to one cross section; and
a first open hole configured to allow a first region of an outer surface of the outer case and a second region of an outer surface of the inner case adjacent to the first region to form an outer passage,
wherein the first open hole passes between the first closed space and the second closed space.

US Pat. No. 10,485,146

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL FOR MEDIUM-VOLTAGE DRIVE

Toshiba International Cor...

1. A medium-voltage drive system, comprising:a medium-voltage drive comprising at least one cabinet and a plurality of power devices disposed in the cabinet;
a heat sink disposed in the cabinet and coupled to the plurality of power devices, wherein the heat sink comprises a liquid-cooled or two-phase heat sink having a coolant system that circulates coolant through the heat sink to cool the power devices;
at least one fan for moving air to cool the power devices, wherein the fan is positioned to move air directly over the heat sink to cool the power devices;
at least one space heater disposed in the cabinet;
at least one ambient sensor for detecting a temperature of ambient air;
at least one device sensor for detecting a temperature of the power devices;
at least one variable frequency drive (VFD) coupled to the at least one fan for varying the speed of the fan; and
a controller communicatively coupled to the ambient sensor, the device sensor, the VFD, and the at least one space heater, wherein the controller is configured to output control signals to adjust the fan speed and the heater power level of the at least one space heater based on feedback received from the ambient sensor and the device sensor, wherein the controller is configured to reduce the speed of the fan in response to the ambient temperature or the device temperature lowering below a threshold, thereby maintaining a viscosity of the coolant within a predetermined range by reducing the speed of the fan.

US Pat. No. 10,485,145

COOLING SYSTEM FOR ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London ...

20. A cooled electrical conduction network comprising:an electrical network divided into two or more conductive sections, each of the two or more conductive sections being connected to a respective electrical equipment having superconductor material that performs a respective operation during use; and
a coolant network for maintaining the temperature of a coolant in each of the two or more conductive sections,
wherein the electrical equipment and each of sections of the coolant network corresponding to each of the two or more conductive sections are housed in each of section enclosures of the cooled electrical conduction network, the coolant network comprising a coolant interface located between each of the two or more conductive sections,
wherein the coolant interface is housed in each of intermediate enclosures that is isolated from the section enclosures in the cooled electrical conduction network, and
wherein the coolant interface comprises a coolant valve for isolating one section of the coolant network from other sections of the coolant network.

US Pat. No. 10,485,141

DATA CENTRE COOLING SYSTEM

BRIPCO BVBA, Antwerp (BE...

1. A method of cooling a data centre, wherein the data centre comprises: a cooling air source; at least one rack room having a floor and a plurality of rack storage areas on the floor, each rack storage area accommodating a plurality of racks in which a plurality of rack-mountable items of electronic equipment having at least one fan are housed; one or more cold aisles in the rack room, each cold aisle being adjacent to a rack storage area; one or more hot aisles in the rack room, each hot aisle being adjacent to a rack storage area; and an air supply corridor for transporting cooling air, above the floor, from the cooling air source to the one or more cold aisles, the air supply corridor having a cross-sectional area of at least 3 m2 along 90% of its length; and wherein the data centre is cooled by operating the fans for the rack-mountable items of electronic equipment to transport cooling air from the cooling air source to the one or more cold aisles and back to the cooling air source, wherein the fans of the rack mountable electronic equipment are necessary and sufficient to directly cause circulation of the cooling air between the cooling air source and the one or more cold aisles without the aid of gravity.

US Pat. No. 10,480,907

BALLISTIC ART

Cardinal Technologies LLC...

1. A concealed ballistic art shield, comprising:an outwardly-facing surface, having a generally planar configuration;
an inwardly-facing surface, oriented in an opposing direction to the outwardly-facing surface, having a generally planar configuration, and including at least one handle;
wherein the at least one handle is tension spring loaded and configured for quick-release adjustment from a low profile position, where the handle is of low profile with respect to the inwardly-facing surface, to a deployed position where the handle extends inwardly for gripping via removal of a detachable release pin that otherwise extends across the inwardly-facing surface and retains the handle; and
a ballistic resistant material disposed between the outwardly-facing surface and the inwardly facing surface;
wherein the outwardly-facing surface comprises a shroud for concealing the ballistic resistant material, having a disguised appearance resembling an wall-hung interior wall décor item.

US Pat. No. 10,485,149

COMPOSITE FORMULATION AND COMPOSITE ARTICLE

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A composite article, comprisingat least two layers of a composite formulation, the composite formulation of each layer including a thermoplastic polymer matrix and conductive particles distributed within the polymer matrix, the conductive particles including a concentration of, by volume, between 20% and 50% of the composite formulation; wherein the conductive particles comprise tin-coated copper particles having a copper/tin volume ratio of between 3/1 and 3/2;
wherein the conductive particles in each of the at least two layers include at least one morphology selected from the group consisting of fibrous, dendritic, and flake; and
wherein the morphology of the conductive particles in one of the at least two layers differs from the morphology of the conductive particles in another one of the at least two layers.

US Pat. No. 10,485,140

AIR DISTRIBUTION UNITS FOR TELECOMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

CenturyLink Intellectual ...

14. A system, comprising:one or more heat generating equipment arranged inline within a row in a room, each of the one or more heat generating equipment comprising:
a first front surface; and
an air intake device; and
a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (“HVAC”) system for supplying one or more of heating, ventilation, or air conditioning to the room, the HVAC system comprising:
a plurality of duct termination points;
one or more air distribution units, each air distribution unit comprising:
an enclosure positioned in-line with the one or more heat generating equipment within the row;
a second front surface, wherein the first front surface corresponding to each of the one or more heat generating equipment is positioned in-line with the second front surface corresponding to each of the one or more air distribution units;
an air supply portion configured to receive air from a first duct termination point of the plurality of duct termination points of the HVAC system;
a plurality of first air vents configured to distribute the received air to a position in front of the first front surface corresponding to each of the one or more heat generating equipment for intake by the air intake device of each of the one or more heat generating equipment; and
a plurality of second air vents configured to distribute the received air to a second position located on an opposite side of the second front surface of the one or more heat generating equipment for intake by a second air intake device located on a rear surface of the at least one of the one or more heat generating equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,485,137

COOLING DEVICE FOR FLUID SUBMERSION OF ELECTRONICS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A cooling device for fluid submersion of electronics, comprising:a coolant container which encloses at least a portion of a coolant space;
a connection block which is mechanically attachable to the coolant container, the connection block having a coolant-space-facing surface and an environment-facing surface, the connection block having an internal electronics connector on the coolant-space-facing surface and having an external electronics connector on the environment-facing surface which is electrically connected to the internal electronics connector;
a coolant input located on the environment-facing surface, the coolant input having an inlet to the coolant space;
a coolant output located on the environment-facing surface, the coolant output having an outlet from the coolant space; and
a closure which is operable to seal a volume of a coolant and at least one electronics device in the coolant space inside the coolant container when at least a portion of the at least one electronics device is submerged in the coolant and when the at least one electronics device is mechanically and electrically connected to the internal electronics connectors;
wherein the coolant input and the coolant output each physically engage with a respective coolant connector in a rail, thereby providing respective coolant paths between the rail and the coolant space; and
wherein the external electronics connector physically engages with and electrically connects with at least one rail connector in the rail, thereby providing at least one of the following between the rail and the internal electronics connector: a power connection, or a data signal connection.

US Pat. No. 10,485,136

LOW PROFILE FAN ASSEMBLIES

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. A data storage system comprising:a drawer;
a plurality of fan assemblies positioned within the drawer, each fan assembly comprising:
a fan module having a plurality of mounting openings,
a housing partially surrounding the fan module, and
a plurality of dampers that extend through the plurality of mounting openings to couple the fan module to the housing;
a fan cage assembly positioned within the drawer and including fan cages, each of the plurality of fan assemblies removably coupled to a respective fan cage; and
a circuit board positioned within the drawer, each of the fan cages including a plurality of legs extending from a bottom sidewall of the fan cages towards the circuit board to create a space between the bottom sidewall of the fan cage and the circuit board to permit electrical components to pass underneath the fan cage assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,485,101

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

9. An electronic device comprising:a flexible display panel;
a flexible circuit board connecting the flexible display panel to a first circuit board of the electronic device, wherein the first circuit board is made of a flexible material substrate;
an integrated circuit chip that is mounted on a first surface of the flexible circuit board and disposed between a first end and a second end of the flexible circuit board, wherein the integrated circuit chip is configured to drive the flexible display panel; and
a bracket having an accommodation recess formed thereon, wherein the accommodation recess accommodates the integrated circuit chip, and wherein the bracket is disposed below the flexible circuit board,
wherein, the flexible circuit board is at least partially disposed below a rear surface of the flexible display panel such that the second end of the flexible circuit board and the integrated circuit chip are disposed below the rear surface of the flexible display panel,
wherein the flexible circuit board is connected to the flexible display panel at the first end of the flexible circuit board, and connected to the first circuit board at the second end of the flexible circuit board,
wherein the flexible circuit board is disposed between the integrated circuit chip and the rear surface of the flexible display panel, and
wherein the flexible circuit board includes:
a first circuit pattern formed on the first surface, directly connected to the integrated circuit chip and directly connected to the first circuit board, and
a second circuit pattern formed on a second surface and directly connected to the flexible display panel,
wherein the first and second circuit patterns are electrically connected with each other in the flexible circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,485,097

BACKPLANE FOOTPRINT FOR HIGH SPEED, HIGH DENSITY ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:a plurality of layers including attachment layers and routing layers; and
columns of via patterns formed in the plurality of layers, wherein via patterns in adjacent columns are offset in a direction of the columns, each of the via patterns comprising:
first and second signal vias forming a differential signal pair, the first and second signal vias extending through the attachment layers to at least one breakout layer of the routing layers;
at least one antipad surrounding the first and second signal vias; and
first and second conductive shadow vias located between the first and second signal vias of the differential pair on a first line that is perpendicular to a second line through the first and second signal vias and that is midway between the first and second signal vias.

US Pat. No. 10,485,090

HIGH PERFORMANCE SRF ACCELERATOR STRUCTURE AND METHOD

JEFFERSON SCIENCE ASSOCIA...

1. A chemical rinse-free method of forming a superconducting radio frequency (SRF) accelerator cavity, comprising:(a) providing a first and second half-cell of an accelerator cavity having an inner surface and an equator;
(b) adjusting the temperature of the first and second half-cell to 100 K or less;
(c) removing a thin layer of the inner surface of the first and second half-cell while holding the temperature of the first and second half-cell to 100K or less and maintaining the first and second half-cell in a first inert atmosphere;
(d) measuring the roughness of the inner surface of the first and second half-cell with a surface profilimeter;
(e) repeating steps (c) through (d) until the inner surface of the first and second half-cell is less than 2 nm root mean square (RMS) roughness over a 1 mm2 area; and
(f) welding the two half-cells together in a second inert atmosphere to form a superconducting radio frequency accelerator cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,480,880

AMMUNITION MAGAZINE

Sig Sauer, Inc., Newingt...

1. A detachable box magazine comprising:a hollow magazine tube extending longitudinally along a median plane, the hollow magazine tube having a front tube sidewall, a rear tube sidewall, a left tube sidewall on a left side of the median plane, and a right tube sidewall on a right side of the median plane, wherein the hollow magazine tube defines a single-stack portion and a double-stack portion positioned below the single-stack portion, the single-stack portion sized and constructed to retain at least two vertically aligned cartridges;
wherein opposite lateral margins of the front sidewall have a stepped shape between the double-stack portion and an upper tube end, the stepped shape including a first sloped portion located adjacent the upper tube end and extending downward and laterally outward from the median plane, a vertical section extending from the first sloped portion downward along the median plane, and a second sloped portion extending from the vertical section downward and laterally outward from the median plane to the double-stack portion, wherein the first sloped portion, the vertical section, and the second sloped portion each have a vertical size commensurate with a cartridge to be retained in the detachable box magazine.

US Pat. No. 10,485,150

HIGH-PERFORMANCE ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING ASSEMBLIES

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. An electromagnetic shielding assembly of a wireless communication electronics assembly, the assembly comprising:a plurality of ground plates interfaced to each other and defining a shielding plane, the ground plates in support of wireless communication devices on one side of the shielding plane, and electronic devices supported on the other side of the shielding plane, wherein each ground plate includes a left edge and a right edge opposite each other; and
at least one electromagnetic shielding element disposed between the left edge and the right edge of adjacent ground plates to electromagnetically shield the plurality of electronic devices from the plurality of wireless communication devices.

US Pat. No. 10,485,139

POWER MODULE, THERMAL DISSIPATION STRUCTURE OF THE POWER MODULE AND CONTACT METHOD OF THE POWER MODULE

ROHM CO., LTD., Kyoto (J...

1. A power module in which a plurality of switching elements connected in series between a first power terminal and a second power terminal and a circuit configured to connect connecting points thereof to an output terminal are formed, the power module comprising:a heat radiation plate to which the switching elements are contacted;
a sealing body configured to seal a perimeter of the plurality of switching elements and a part of each of the first and second power terminals and the output terminal so as to expose at least one portion of the heat radiation plate;
a regulating portion formed on the sealing body, the regulating portion configured to regulate a thickness of a thermally-conductive material when contacting the heat radiation plate to a cooling plate facing the heat radiation plate with the thermally-conductive material; and
a protruding portion for positioning protruding from a center portion of the regulating portion, wherein
the regulation portion and the protruding portion for positioning are cylindrical, and a diameter of the protruding portion for positioning is smaller than a diameter of the regulating portion.

US Pat. No. 10,485,129

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR EQUIPPED WITH DUAL LEVERS

FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTE...

1. An electrical connector comprising:an insulative housing dimensioned and configured for receiving an electronic package therein and mounting to a printed circuit board;
a metallic stiffener at least partially surrounding the housing and defining a first pivot section at a rear end and a second pivot section at a front end opposite to each other in a front-to-back direction;
a first lever including a first pivot pivotally mounted upon the first pivot section, and a first handle moveable in a first vertical plane between a first open position and a first closed position, an offset section formed on the first pivot of the first lever;
a second lever including a second pivot pivotally mounted upon the second pivot section, and a second handle moveable in a second vertical plane between a second open position and a second closed position; and
a load plate pivotally mounted upon the offset section and moveable between an open position and a closed position; wherein
the first pivot section forms at least an upstanding stopper restricting both the load plate and the first lever from excessively rearwardly/outwardly moving while allowing more than ninety degrees rotation of the load plate between the open position and the closed position, as well as of the first lever between the first open position and the first closed position, thus assuring loading/unloading the electronic package with regard to the housing without interference against either the load plate and the first lever.

US Pat. No. 10,485,082

METHOD OF PROTECTING AND DETECTING A SURGE EVENT IN A NODE

CURRENT LIGHTING SOLUTION...

1. A controller for use with a luminaire, comprising:a surge detection circuit configured to sense a surge in voltage or current;
a relay control circuit configured to repeatedly switch a relay in response to the surge detection circuit having sensed the surge in voltage or current;
the controller including a first circuitry configured to measure at least one electrical parameter of the surge, and a second circuitry configured to transmit the at least one electric parameter of the surge to a remote device; and
the second circuitry configured to send a signal after the surge is sensed to a direct current (DC) converter circuit to shut down an alternating current output voltage supply internal to the DC converter circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,485,066

LAMP WITH VARIABLE-BEAM OUTPUT BY DISCRETELY ACTIVATING LED LIGHT SOURCES

LEDVANCE LLC, Wilmington...

1. A light source producing a beam of variable divergence, comprising:a plurality of light-emitting devices arranged on a plane that includes a first set of light emitting devices positioned around a second set of light emitting devices;
a concave reflecting optic having an axis of symmetry traveling through the second set of light emitting diodes, and comprising a plurality of segments for reflecting at least a portion of light emitted by the light-emitting devices and reflected by the optic forming a light beam, the segments having an aiming angle which increases gradually with increasing distance from the plane of the plurality of light emitting devices for increasing light divergence of the light beam; and
driver circuitry for controlling drive currents to the light-emitting devices such that a maximum divergence of the light beam is produced by said driver circuitry powering outermost light emitting devices of the first set of light emitting devices, and a gradually decreasing divergence of the light beam is produced by said driver circuitry decreasing a number of powered outermost light emitting devices of the first set of light emitting devices while selectively powering a combination of the inner light emitting devices of the first set of light emitting devices and the second set of light emitting devices.

US Pat. No. 10,485,017

DEVICE AND METHOD OF HANDLING A SCHEDULE REQUEST

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A communication device of handling a schedule request (SR), 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:
receiving a first configuration of a first logical channel (LC), a second configuration of a second LC, a first SR configuration corresponding to the first LC, and a second SR configuration corresponding to the second LC from a base station (BS);
transmitting a first buffer status report (BSR);
starting a BSR retransmission timer (RetxBSR-Timer) in response to the transmission of the first BSR; and
transmitting a SR to the BS according to the first SR configuration, when the RetxBSR-Timer expires, the first LC has data available for being transmitted, and a first priority of the first LC is higher than a second priority of the second LC.

US Pat. No. 10,484,996

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING CONTROL INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for operating a first terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, control information of a resource block group for indicating a power ratio allocated to the resource block group;
identifying, based on the control information, a first power ratio allocated to a first terminal associated with a resource block in the resource block group and a second power ratio allocated to a second terminal associated with the resource block, wherein the identifying the first power ratio comprises:
identifying a power ratio allocated to at least one resource block allocated to the first terminal, and
identifying the first power ratio allocated to the first terminal among the power ratio allocated to the at least one resource block;
receiving, from the base station, signals on the resource block, the signals including a first downlink signal for the first terminal and a second downlink signal for the second terminal; and
detecting, based on the first power ratio and the second power ratio, the first downlink signal among the signals.

US Pat. No. 10,478,573

COUNTER AND HANDHELD DEVICE WITH COUNTER

1. A counter (6) for a handheld device (1) for dispensing pharmaceutical substances, with at least one counter wheel (20) that features legible characters, wherein the counter wheel (20) is rotatable about a rotational axis (14) and a drive part (10) for the counter wheel (20) is provided in order to rotationally act upon the counter wheel (20), wherein said drive part (10) features a shaped engagement section for cooperating with the counter wheel (20), and wherein an acting part (49) is furthermore provided and is configured to be displaced relative to the counter wheel (20) in the direction of the rotational axis (14) against a spring force, wherein the acting part (49) is rotationally moved and connected to the drive part (10) in order to rotate jointly therewith, and wherein the drive part (10) features a guide section (13), by which it is seated on the rotational axis (14) of the counter in the assembled state of the counter (6), wherein the rotational axis of the counter is realized in the form of a stationary pin, wherein the drive part (10) and/or the acting part (49) feature a shaped gear section, and wherein the shaped gear section comprises a slotted link (18) on one of the drive part (10) and rotational axis (14), as well as a slide block (17) on the other of the drive part (10) and rotational axis (14).

US Pat. No. 10,485,144

USE OF COMPUTATIONALLY GENERATED THERMAL ENERGY

LO3 Energy Inc., Brookly...

1. A computing device-implemented method comprising:receiving at least one triggering event signal at a processor of a heat recovery system, the heat recovery system having one or more components, the triggering event signal indicative of a demand for heat energy from at least one of a group consisting of a building system, a predictive load management algorithm, and a grid system;
selecting a computational workload assignment to be executed on one or more computational devices, the computational workload assignment when executed causing the one or more computational devices to generate heat, the computational workload assignment selected based in part on the demand for heat energy from an end use system and the expected heat generated by a computer system executing the computational workload assignment;
sending one or more command signals to the one or more computational devices, wherein the one or more command signals include a portion of the computational workload assignment for execution by the one or more computational devices; and
initiating capture of heat energy to be stored in one or more heat reservoirs, the heat energy being generated by the one or more computational devices based upon the computational workload assignment,
wherein the at least one triggering event signal includes information about grid system conditions and/or the one or more command signals are based on inputs relating to a status of the grid system.

US Pat. No. 10,485,138

HEAT SINK ASSEMBLIES FOR TRANSIENT COOLING

GE Aviation Systems LLC, ...

2. A heat sink assembly for use with at least one heat-emitting component, comprising:a first frame holding a first phase change material that changes phase at a first temperature where the first frame has at least a portion conductively coupled to the at least one heat-emitting component;
a second frame holding a second phase change material that changes phase at a second temperature, which is greater than the first temperature; and
a conductive element defining a structural barrier between the first phase change material and the second phase change material and conductively coupling the first phase change material and the second phase change material;
wherein the first frame and the second frame are configured as honeycombs and the first phase change material changes phase in response to a conductive transfer of heat from the heat-emitting component and the second phase change material changes phase in response to a conductive transfer of heat from the first phase change material.

US Pat. No. 10,485,134

POWER CONNECTOR WITH AIR FLOW PASSAGES

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

1. A connector, comprising:a housing having a mating end and a mounting end, the housing including at least one channel that extend through the housing from the mounting end to the mating end, each channel is defined by a top wall and a bottom wall and a pair of vertical walls connecting the top and bottom walk together, a wall is positioned in at least one channel between the vertical walls, the wall extending from the mounting end to the mating end, the wall having a first side and a second side, the wall having two projections provided on the first side and two projections positioned on the second side;
a first terminal having a flat contact mating end that is supported by the projection on the first side of the wall defining a first passage between the first side of the wall and one side of the first terminal and further definin an air space between one of the vertical walls and an opposite side of the first terminal; and
a second terminal having a flat contact mating end that is supported by the projections on a second side of the wall defining a second passage between the second side of the wall and one side of the second terminal and further defining an air space between one of the vertical walls and an opposite side of the second terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,485,133

FASTENING DEVICE

LEGRAND FRANCE, Limoges ...

1. A fastening device comprising:a housing;
first and second buttons disposed at opposite ends of the housing in a first axial direction, each of the first and second buttons being actuatable in the first axial direction; and
first and second claws slidably disposed within the housing, each of the first and second claws including a hook portion extending outward from an engagement face of the housing;
wherein each of the first and second claws engages one of the first or second buttons within the housing so that relative movement of the first and second buttons toward one another moves the hook portions of the first and second claws away from one another in the first axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,485,131

POWER-SUPPLY DEVICE, LIGHT FIXTURE, AND VEHICLE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A power-supply device comprising:a casing;
a circuit board; and
at least one electronic component on the circuit board,
wherein the casing includes a casing portion having an opening, and a cover portion disposed to cover the opening of the casing portion,
the casing houses the circuit board between the casing portion and the cover portion, and
the cover portion includes a recess covering the at least one electronic component,
wherein the casing portion has a through hole formed at a position corresponding to a connector terminal connected to the circuit board, the casing portion includes a protruding portion that protrudes outward, a top face of the protruding portion is recessed, the through hole is located in the top face of the protruding portion.

US Pat. No. 10,485,128

COMPRESSOR PROTECTION MODULE

Emerson Climate Technolog...

1. A compressor comprising:a shell;
a terminal assembly engaging said shell and including an outwardly extending conductor and a terminal fence at least partially surrounding said conductor;
an electronics module including a back plate having an opening through which said terminal fence is received, said back plate including flexible tabs and a spring element, said flexible tabs removably engaging said terminal fence, said spring element contacting said shell and biasing said back plate away from said shell; and
a molded plug engaging said terminal fence and engaging said conductor for electrical communication between said conductor and said molded plug.

US Pat. No. 10,485,125

INTEGRATED USB CONNECTOR AND MEMORY DEVICE

Western Digital Technolog...

1. A universal serial bus (USB) device, comprising:a semiconductor device, comprising:
first and second opposed surfaces extending between first and second edges;
one or more semiconductor die affixed to one of the first and second opposed surfaces, and
a first set of contact fingers mounted at a first position on one of the first and second opposed surfaces, and a second set of contact fingers mounted at a second position on one of the first and second opposed surfaces different than the first position, the first and second sets of contact fingers electrically connected to the one or more semiconductor die; and
a USB connector configured to connect with a host device within a USB slot, the USB connector comprising:
a first set of electrical contacts mounted within a first contacts assembly affixed on the first surface of the semiconductor device, the first set of electrical contacts having first ends physically coupled to the first set of contact fingers, and the first set of electrical contacts having second ends, opposite the first ends, terminating at a proximal end of the USB device, and
a second set of electrical contacts mounted within a second contacts assembly affixed on the second surface of the semiconductor device, the second set of electrical contacts having first ends physically coupled to the second set of contact fingers, and the second set of electrical contacts having second ends, opposite the first ends, terminating at the proximal end of the USB device.

US Pat. No. 10,485,123

DOUBLE-LEVER HANDLE

HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECT...

1. A double-lever handle configured to push a support body into an installation body or pull the support body from the installation body, the double-lever handle comprising:at least one main handle;
at least one assisting handle; and
at least one connecting rod; wherein:
the main handle is rotationally mounted to the support body, and a connecting portion between the main handle and the support body forms a first rotating pair;
the assisting handle comprises at least one arm;
the arm is rotationally coupled to an end of the main handle away from the first rotating pair, and a connecting portion between the arm portion and the main handle forms a second rotating pair;
another end of the main handle adjacent to the first rotating pair defines a first latching slot;
the first latching slot is configured to latch a first latching pin of the installation body;
the main handle is configured to rotate about the first latching pin latched in the first latching slot;
an end of the arm adjacent to the second rotating pair defines a second latching slot;
the second latching slot is configured to latch a second latching pin of the support body;
the arm is configured to rotate about the second latching pin latched in the second latching slot;
one end of the connecting rod is rotationally coupled to the arm, and a second end of the connecting rod is slidably coupled to the main handle.

US Pat. No. 10,485,094

MULTILAYER STRUCTURE WITH EMBEDDED SENSING FUNCTIONALITIES AND RELATED METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

TACTOTEK OY, Oulunsalo (...

1. An integrated multilayer structure suitable for use in sensing applications, the multilayer structure comprising:at least one plastic layer having a first side and a second side opposite the first side;
at least one film layer provided on both of the first and second sides of the at least one plastic layer;
the at least one film layer on the first side of the at least one plastic layer comprising electronics incorporating reactance sensing electronics for sensing of one or more selected target quantities or qualities and conversion thereof into representative electrical signals, the sensing electronics comprising at least one electrode and a galvanic connection element configured to connect the electrode to an associated control circuitry driving the at least one electrode; and
the at least one film layer on the second side of the at least one plastic layer comprising one or more features including at least one conductive feature, the one or more features being configured to shape an electromagnetic field to adapt a sensitivity or a directionality of a sensing response of the sensing electronics on the first side of the at least one plastic layer.

US Pat. No. 10,485,088

RADIO FREQUENCY TUNING OF DRESSED MULTICELL CAVITIES USING PRESSURIZED BALLOONS

Fermi Research Alliance, ...

1. A system for radio frequency tuning of hollow structures, said system comprising:at least one pressurized balloon located in at least one targeted cell of a hollow structure of a device having a plurality of hollow structures and a plurality of respective cells, wherein said at least one pressurized balloon is targeted to said at least one targeted cell so as to localize plastic deformation to said at least one targeted cell using prescribed values of global force and balloon pressure with respect to said at least one pressurized balloon, thereby facilitating a noninvasive tuning of said at least one targeted cell of said hollow structure.

US Pat. No. 10,485,074

CONTROLLING LIGHTING DYNAMICS

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A method of controlling a lighting system comprising a plurality of illumination sources arranged to emit light for illuminating a scene, the lighting system being operable to vary at least color and intensity of the light at each location of an array of locations over at least two spatial dimensions of the scene, and the method comprising:receiving as a user selection from a user, a static picture having different color values at different positions;
mapping the color values from different positions in the static picture to color values at corresponding locations of said array of locations;
receiving as a second user selection from the user one or more algorithms, representing motion, selected by the user from amongst a plurality of predetermined algorithms; and
varying the intensity of the light based on the one or more algorithms so as to create an appearance of motion across the array;
wherein the static picture is combined with the one or more algorithms in order to create a dynamic lighting effect across the scene,
wherein each of the algorithms is configured so as when used to vary the intensity in creating the dynamic lighting effect to create the appearance of motion of a plurality of discrete, virtual lighting objects moving across the static picture, such that the virtual lighting objects each act as a color picker moving across the static picture, the motion of each of the virtual lighting objects being related but not coincident.

US Pat. No. 10,485,073

SOLID-STATE LIGHTING WITH DUAL MODE OPERATIONS

ALEDDRA INC., Renton, WA...

1. A luminaire power pack, comprising:at least two electrical conductors configured to couple to alternate-current (AC) mains;
a rechargeable battery;
at least one full-wave rectifier coupled to the at least two electrical conductors and configured to convert a line voltage from the AC mains into a first direct-current (DC) voltage;
at least one input filter coupled to the at least one full-wave rectifier, the at least one input filter configured to suppress an electromagnetic interference (EMI) noise;
a charging circuit comprising a control device, a first transformer, a first ground reference, and a second ground reference electrically isolated from the first ground reference, the charging circuit coupled to the at least one full-wave rectifier via the at least one input filter and configured to convert the first DC voltage into a second DC voltage that charges a voltage level of the rechargeable battery to reach a third DC voltage;
a light-emitting diode (LED) driving circuit comprising a step-up converter and the second ground reference, the LED driving circuit configured to receive the third DC voltage from the rechargeable battery and to convert the third DC voltage into a fourth AC or DC voltage when the line voltage from the AC mains is unavailable; and
a line voltage detection and control circuit comprising a self-diagnostic circuit and a relay switch, the line voltage detection and control circuit configured to enable or disable the LED driving circuit according to availability of the AC mains, and the relay switch comprising a power sensing coil with a pick-up voltage,
wherein:
the self-diagnostic circuit comprises multiple timers, wherein each of the multiple timers respectively comprises a first time delay and a second time delay, wherein upon application of the third DC voltage to the self-diagnostic circuit, the first time delay in each of the multiple timers begins, wherein at an end of the first time delay an output of the self-diagnostic circuit is energized and remains energized so as to activate the LED driving circuit for the second time delay in each of the multiple timers, wherein at an end of the second time delay in each of the multiple timers the output of the self-diagnostic circuit is de-energized, wherein the first time delay and the second time delay in each of the multiple timers form a sequence, and wherein the sequence repeats until the third DC voltage is removed from the self-diagnostic circuit;
the relay switch further comprises a first pair of input electrical terminals, a second pair of input electrical terminals, and a third pair of input electrical terminals, and wherein the third pair of input electrical terminals are configured to receive the pick-up voltage to operate the power sensing coil; and
the relay switch further comprises a pair of output electrical terminals configured to relay either a first input voltage appeared at the first pair of input electrical terminals or the fourth AC or DC voltage appeared at the second pair of input electrical terminals to the pair of output electrical terminals when the relay switch is activated.

US Pat. No. 10,485,067

METHOD AND LIGHT SYSTEM FOR PROTECTION FROM DAZZLING LIGHT AND MACHINE HAVING THE LIGHT SYSTEM

1. A method for protecting a user of a light system, which comprises multiple illuminants, at least one light sensor, and at least one coding unit, from dazzling light from at least one of the illuminants, comprising the following steps:creating of a respective coding for light of the individual illuminants by the at least one coding unit,
detecting of dazzling light from at least one of the illuminants by the at least one light sensor,
assigning of the detected dazzling light with the at least one associated illuminant on the basis of the coding of the light for the corresponding illuminant, and
setting of the at least one associated illuminant to protect the user from the detected dazzling light.

US Pat. No. 10,485,063

POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT, AND RELATED LIGHTING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A power supply circuit comprising:two output terminals for providing a current;
a current generator configured to generate a regulated current, wherein said current generator comprises:
a switching stage comprising one or more first electronic switches and one or more inductors, said switching stage being configured to provide said regulated current as a function of one or more drive signals,
a current sensor configured to detect at least one feedback signal indicative of said regulated current provided by said switching stage, and
a regulator circuit configured to generate said one or more drive signals for said switching stage as a function of said at least one feedback signal; wherein the regulator circuit comprises a comparison circuit such that the regulated current comprises a ripple and the regulated current varies periodically between an upper threshold and a lower threshold;
a second electronic switch configured to selectively short circuit the output of said current generator as a function of a further drive signal; and
a control circuit configured to generate said further drive signal for opening or closing selectively the second electronic switch;
wherein said current generator is configured to activate or deactivate the generation of said regulated current as a function of an enable signal, and said control circuit is configured to generate said enable signal and said further drive signal, in order to repeat periodically the following steps:
after a first time-interval, activating said current generator;
after a second time-interval, opening the second electronic switch, wherein the duration of the second time interval ranges from 0.8 to 1.5× of the time required until the regulated current reaches the upper threshold after an activation of the current generator;
after a third time-interval, closing the second electronic switch, and
after a fourth time-interval, deactivate said current generator.

US Pat. No. 10,485,062

LED POWER-SUPPLY DETECTION AND CONTROL

LEDVANCE LLC, Wilmington...

1. An apparatus comprising:an analyzer for determining a transformer type based at least in part on a power signal received from a transformer, wherein the determined transformer type corresponds to a magnetic transformer or an electronic transformer; and
a generator for generating a control signal, based at least in part on the determined transformer type, to instruct a regulator IC to operate in one of a plurality of operating modes in accordance with the transformer type, wherein the plurality of operating modes comprise a first mode for accepting a low-frequency input voltage and a second mode for accepting a high-frequency input voltage;
wherein the apparatus is a processor, microprocessor, application-specific integrated circuit, or field-programmable gate array.

US Pat. No. 10,485,057

SIGNAL BOOSTER WITH COAXIAL CABLE CONNECTIONS

WILSON ELECTRONICS, LLC, ...

1. A repeater, comprising:a first defined connection;
a second defined connection;
a first coaxial cable connector configured to be communicatively coupled to the first defined connection;
a second coaxial cable connector configured to be communicatively coupled to the second defined connection;
a repeater unit communicatively coupled to the first defined connection and the second defined connection; and
a controller configured to adjust a gain or output power of the repeater unit that compensates for insertion losses between the first coaxial cable connector and the first defined connection and the second coaxial cable connector and the second defined connection.

US Pat. No. 10,485,042

METHOD FOR RECONFIGURING WIRELESS BEARER AND DEVICE THEREOF

KT CORPORATION, Gyeonggi...

1. A method of reconfiguring a radio bearer by a user equipment, the method comprising:receiving a higher layer signal including information for changing a data radio bearer type of one selected radio bearer configured to receive downlink data from a base station using only wireless local area network (WLAN) wireless resources;
performing, by a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) entity, a PDCP data recovery procedure based on the information for changing the data radio bearer type of the one selected radio bearer; and
performing, by the PDCP entity, a reordering procedure for the one selected radio bearer,
wherein the information for changing the data radio bearer type of the one selected radio bearer includes information for changing the one selected radio bearer from a first radio bearer type receiving the downlink data using only the WLAN wireless resources to a second radio bearer type receiving the downlink data using only wireless resources of the base station and maintaining radio bearer types of the other radio bearers configured to receive downlink data and to transmit uplink data using one of the WLAN wireless resources and the wireless resources of the base station; and
wherein the PDCP data recovery procedure and the reordering procedure are performed by the PDCP entity when the data radio bearer type is changed from the first radio bearer type to the second radio bearer type based on the information for changing the data radio bearer type.

US Pat. No. 10,485,016

NETWORK CONFIGURED UPLINK CONTROL FEEDBACK FOR 5G NEW RADIO (NR)

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication operable at a scheduling entity, comprising:selecting a short uplink control burst to carry feedback corresponding to a long downlink burst transmitted in a same slot as the short uplink control burst when a scheduled entity can be expected to decode the long downlink burst before completion of transmission of the short uplink control burst;
selecting an other uplink control burst in a later-provided slot to carry the feedback when the scheduled entity is not expected to decode the long downlink burst before completion of transmission of the short uplink control burst;
transmitting scheduling information operative to schedule transmission of uplink control information by the scheduled entity; and
transmitting a short downlink control burst in at least one slot that provides for a long uplink burst,
wherein the scheduling information is configured to cause the scheduled entity to use the selected uplink control burst for transmission of the feedback.

US Pat. No. 10,485,009

METHOD AND DEVICE IN UE AND BASE STATION USD FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

SHANGHAI LANGBO COMMUNICA...

1. A method in a User Equipment (UE) for wireless communication, comprising:receiving a first radio signal in a first time interval;
conducting blind decoding for the first radio signal in a second time interval, and receiving a second radio signal in a third time interval; and
receiving a third radio signal in a fourth time interval;
wherein the blind decoding for the first radio signal is used for recovering a first signaling, a multi-antenna related receiving for the second radio signal does not depend on the correct decoding of the first radio signal, the second radio signal and the third radio signal are transmitted by a same antenna port, the first signaling is used for determining first scheduling information, the first scheduling information is shared by the second radio signal and the third radio signal, the first scheduling information comprises at least one of {MCS (Modulation Coding Scheme), occupied time-frequency resource, retransmission procedure number, redundancy version, new data indicator, transmitting antenna port}, a end time of the second time interval is behind a start time of the third time interval, and the fourth time interval is behind the third time interval; and
wherein antenna ports used for transmitting the first radio signal, the second radio signal and the third radio signal are all related to a first reference signal spatially, the first reference signal is used for determining a multi-antenna related transmitting and receiving for the first radio signal, the second radio signal and the third radio signal; or, an antenna port used for transmitting the first radio signal is related to the first reference signal spatially, the same antenna port used for transmitting the second radio signal and the third radio signal are related to a second reference signal spatially, the first reference signal differs from the second reference signal, the first reference signal is used for determining the multi-antenna related transmitting and receiving for the first radio signal, and the second reference signal is used for determining the multi-antenna related transmitting for the second radio signal and the multi-antenna related transmitting and receiving for the third radio signal.

US Pat. No. 10,485,135

STORAGE DEVICE COOLING UTILIZING A REMOVABLE HEAT PIPE

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

1. A cooling system for providing cooling to a storage device installed in a sealed compartment of an Information Handling System (IHS), the cooling system comprising:a heat pipe extending between the storage device at a first end of the heat pipe and a fan housing at a second end of the heat pipe, wherein the fan housing comprises a fan cover plate and a side wall that physically isolate a cooling fan from the sealed compartment;
a plurality of fan housing clips coupled to the second end of the heat pipe, wherein the fan housing clips secure the second end of the heat pipe to the fan cover plate, wherein the fan cover plate comprises a channel manufactured thereon and configured to transfer heat from the heat pipe to the fan cover plate, and wherein the fan cover plate is configured to dissipate the heat from the heat pipe; and
a cooling plate joined to the first end of the heat pipe, wherein the cooling plate secures the heat pipe to a first surface of the storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,485,132

RAIL KITS

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A rail kit, comprising:a bracket assembly that is attachable to opposing columns of a device rack;
a middle rail that is engaged by the bracket assembly such that the middle rail is vertically supported and horizontally slidable relative to the bracket assembly;
an inner rail that is:
connectable to an electronic device, and
engagable by the middle rail such that, when so engaged, the inner rail is vertically supported and horizontally slidable relative to the middle rail; and
a rail lock that includes a shaft and a locking protrusion extending inward from the shaft that includes a front edge and a top edge, the shaft being directly attached to an outer side of a bracket of the bracket assembly,
wherein the rail lock is such that, when the inner rail is not engaged by the middle rail and the middle rail is located at a first position that is forward of a fully retracted position, the rail lock enters a locked position in which:
the protrusion of the rail lock extends through a depression of the middle rail via a hole in the bracket such that the front edge prevents rearward movement of the middle rail by contacting a rim of the depression in the middle rail, and
the top edge is located at least in part on an inward side of the middle rail such that, if the inner rail were engaged by the middle rail and slid toward the retracted position, the inner rail would contact the top edge and force the rail lock into an unlocked position in which rearward movement of the middle rail is not prevented by the rail lock.

US Pat. No. 10,485,130

SURFACE MOUNT TYPE DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR THE SAME

NIHON DEMPA KOGYO CO., LT...

1. A surface mount type device, comprising:an electronic component;
a main substrate on which the electronic component is mounted;
a pedestal on which the main substrate is mounted, wherein the pedestal has an outer frame portion and a beam portion which connects two long sides of the outer frame portion;
a lower substrate on which the pedestal is mounted;
a cover mounted on the lower substrate so as to cover the pedestal, wherein
a soldering pattern soldered with the cover from a region where the cover is mounted to an inside of the lower substrate, on the lower substrate; and
the pedestal includes a cut-out portion disposed in a side surface portion of the outer frame portion so as to form a space above the soldering pattern, the cut-out portion is configured not to penetrate the side surface portion of the outer frame portion, and the soldering pattern extends from a region outside of the pedestal to the space formed by the cut-out portion, and
the cover is secured to the soldering pattern by a solder formed in the space.

US Pat. No. 10,485,124

CABLE MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE AND ROBOT

UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP., S...

1. A cable management structure for managing a connection cable in a robot, comprising a head structure, a waist structure and a base wherein:the waist structure comprises a rotating member, a rotating assembly and a fixed assembly, the rotating assembly is rotatably connected to the fixed assembly, the rotating member, the rotating assembly and the fixed assembly are coaxial, the rotating member defines a through hole, the rotating assembly is connected to the head structure and defines a passage communicating with the through hole;
the fixed assembly is connected to the base, the base comprises a main circuit board, and the main circuit board is located below the through hole; and
the connection cable comprises a first end connected to the main circuit board and a second, opposite end passing through the through hole and the passage and extending into the head structure; and
wherein the rotating assembly, comprises a support and a rotary disc, the rotary disc defines a first cable hole, a top of the rotating member is fixedly connected to the rotary disc, the through hole communicates with the first cable hole, the support comprises a connection disc and a support panel, connection disc is connected to a top of the rotary disc, and the support panel is connected to a top of the connection disc.

US Pat. No. 10,485,121

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION BOX AND WIRE HARNESS

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. An electrical connection box comprising:an accommodating member in which at least an electronic component that is a printed board on which an electronic device is mounted is accommodated in an internal space of a housing;
a cover member that is assembled to the accommodating member to block an opening by being moved toward the opening of the accommodating member, the cover member separating the printed circuit board from an outside; and
a positioning structure that is arranged in the internal space of the housing including at least the assembled accommodating member and the cover member, and configured to perform positioning in assembly of the accommodating member and the cover member, wherein
the positioning structure includes a positioning pin provided with one of the accommodating member and the cover member, and extending along an assembling direction of the accommodating member and the cover member, and a pin insertion portion provided with the other of the accommodating member and the cover member, and into which the positioning pin is inserted in the assembly of the accommodating member and the cover member,
the electronic component includes a terminal protruding from the accommodating member toward the cover member from the printed circuit board, and
the terminal is exposed to the outside through the cover member, and the cover member includes a terminal insertion hole that allows the terminal to be inserted from a protruding-side tip end and to be exposed to the outside in the assembly of the accommodating member and the cover member, the positioning structure has the positioning pin and the pin insertion portion formed such that the positioning pin starts to be inserted into the pin insertion portion before the terminal starts to be inserted into the terminal insertion hole and before the terminal comes in contact with the cover member.

US Pat. No. 10,485,120

ENCLOSURES INCLUDING AN INTERLOCKING DEVICE

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. An enclosure assembly comprising:a plurality of enclosures, each enclosure of the plurality of enclosures including a cabinet having an interior surface defining an interior volume, and a door mounted relative to a respective opening of each cabinet, wherein
the door is oriented to provide access into the respective interior volume of each respective cabinet when the door is positioned in an open position relative to the respective opening, and wherein
the door is oriented to restrict access into the respective interior volume of each respective cabinet when the door is positioned in a closed position relative to the respective opening; and
an interlocking device interlocking a locking fastener of each of a first door of a first enclosure of the plurality of enclosures, a second door of a second enclosure of the plurality of enclosures, and a third door of a third enclosure of the plurality of enclosures, wherein
the interlocking device is operable to selectively engage the locking fastener of each of the first door, the second door, and the third door to fasten each of the first door, the second door, and the third door in the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,485,119

DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING WINDOW MEMBER

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device comprising:a display member configured to display an image; and
a window member divided into a transmission area configured to transmit the image, and a bezel area having a color and arranged adjacent to the transmission area in a plan view, the window member comprising:
a base member comprising a transparent material, a plurality of air gaps being defined in an area of the base member that is in the bezel area, each of the plurality of air gaps penetrating the base member or recessed from an outer surface of the base member; and
a color member in the air gaps to define the color of the bezel area.

US Pat. No. 10,485,116

FOLDABLE DISPLAY DEVICE

LG DISPLAY CO., LTD., Se...

1. A foldable display device comprising:a display panel configured to be bent elastically;
a lower plate coupled to a bottom surface of the display panel;
a housing comprising a first plate for covering a portion of a bottom surface of the lower plate, a second plate for covering a remaining portion of the bottom surface of the lower plate, and a folding region defined by a hinge coupling between the first plate and the second plate; and
a sub-frame disposed in the folding region to couple the lower plate onto the housing,
wherein when the first plate and the second plate are folded, the sub-frame shields the folding region by being folded within the folding region in accordance with a folding of the first plate and the second plate,
wherein the sub-frame comprises:
a first unit sub-layer disposed under the bottom surface of the lower plate; and
at least one second unit sub-layer disposed further outwardly than the first unit sub-layer;
a fixed region fixed to a location between the lower plate and one of the first plate and the second plate; and
a slippage region disposed at a location between the lower plate and a remaining one of the first plate and the second plate, and
wherein when the housing is folded, a portion of the first unit sub-layer and a portion of the at least one second unit sub-layer that are located in the slippage region slip relative to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,485,113

FIELD SERVICEABLE AND REPLACEABLE DISPLAY

MANUFACTURING RESOURCES I...

1. A field serviceable assembly for displaying images comprising:a frame having a front perimeter and a rear perimeter;
a first and second gasket located along the front perimeter and the rear perimeter, respectively, of said frame;
a first and second electronic display assembly mounted to the frame in a back to back arrangement, each of said first and second electronic display assemblies comprising:
a transparent layer;
an electronic display;
a hinging device configured to permit the electronic display assembly to rotate between an opened and a closed position; and
a gap defined by the space between the transparent layer and the electronic display, wherein the gap is configured to receive circulating gas; and
a corrugated layer;
a common cavity located in the space between the first and second electronic display assemblies and the frame, wherein said cavity is configured to receive circulating gas from both the first and second electronic display assemblies;
a plate positioned within the cavity between and substantially parallel to the rear surfaces of the electronic display assemblies, wherein said plate is configured to receive a plurality of electronic components;
a closed loop for circulating gas comprising said common cavity and said gap of said first and second electronic display assembly, wherein the closed loop is substantially sealed when the first and second electronic display assemblies are placed in the closed position; and
an ambient air pathway passing through the corrugated layer of each of the first and second electronic display assemblies.

US Pat. No. 10,485,109

ELECTRICAL DEVICES WITH ELECTRODES ON SOFTENING POLYMERS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF

Board of Regents, The Uni...

1. A method of manufacturing an electrical device, comprising:forming a softening polymer layer with an electrode layer on a surface of the softening polymer layer;
forming a second softening polymer cover layer on the surface of the softening polymer layer, wherein:
a mechanical neutral plane of the electrical device is located at or above the surface of the softening polymer layer, and
an opening in the second softening polymer cover layer exposes a portion of a surface of the electrode layer, wherein the softening polymer layer and second softening polymer cover layer are composed of a softening polymer having a Young's modulus that decreases by more than 1 order of magnitude within an about 30° C. temperature increase.

US Pat. No. 10,485,108

METHOD OF CONFORMAL COATING

NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS ...

1. A method of providing an amorphous fluorinated polymer conformal coating to at least one side of an RF circuit board, the method comprising:providing a coating solution including the amorphous fluorinated polymer dissolved in a fluorinated solvent;
applying the coating solution to the RF circuit board via a mechanically controlled fluid spray application device to produce a coated board; and
waiting a predetermined time period to substantially evaporate the fluorinated solvent from the coated board, thus leaving behind a conformal coating of the amorphous fluorinated polymer on a board surface area.

US Pat. No. 10,485,106

STRUCTURE FOR CONNECTING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A structure for connecting printed circuit boards (PCBs), electrically connecting a first PCB and a second PCB with printed circuits provided thereon, the structure comprising:fixing portions formed in the first PCB and the second PCB; and
a harness to electrically connect the first PCB and the second PCB, comprising:
a pair of housings to be fixed to the fixing portions, each housing including a top housing corresponding to a top side of each of the fixing portion, a bottom housing corresponding to a bottom side of each of the fixing portion and a connecting portion to connect an end of the top housing and an end of the bottom housing;
contact terminals arranged in the housings to come into contact with the printed circuits; and
a cable connected to the contact terminals to electrically connect the pair of housings,
wherein each of the fixing portions has an opening formed to define a combining direction of the housing, and the housing has a protruding portion formed at a position corresponding to the opening to be received in the opening when the housing is combined with the fixing portion, and
wherein the protruding portion is provided at the connecting portion.

US Pat. No. 10,485,102

SUBSTRATE FOR HIGH-FREQUENCY PRINTED WIRING BOARD

Sumitomo Electric Industr...

1. A substrate for a high-frequency printed wiring board, the substrate comprising:a dielectric layer including a fluororesin and an inorganic filler; and
a copper foil layered on at least one surface of the dielectric layer, wherein
a surface of the copper foil at the dielectric layer side has a maximum height roughness (Rz) of less than or equal to 2 ?m,
a ratio of the number of inorganic atoms of the inorganic filler to the number of fluorine atoms of the fluororesin in a superficial region of the dielectric layer at the copper foil side is less than or equal to 0.08, and
a softening temperature of the fluororesin is more than or equal to 250° C. and less than or equal to 310° C.

US Pat. No. 10,485,070

LIGHT SOURCE APPARATUS AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A light source apparatus, comprising:a first light source, configured to provide a first light, wherein a circadian action factor (CAF) vs. correlated color temperature (CCT) coordinate (CCT, CAF) of the first light is within a first area formed by six CAF vs. CCT coordinates (2700±100 K, 0.197), (2700±100 K, 0.696), (4500±200 K, 0.474), (4500±200 K, 1.348), (6500±300 K, 0.759), and (6500±300 K, 1.604) as vertices.

US Pat. No. 10,485,068

METHODS, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING OCCUPANCY-BASED VARIABLE LIGHTING

Digital Lumens, Inc., Bo...

1. A method of controlling illumination of an environment by a light fixture disposed at a first location, the method comprising:detecting a presence of a person or object of interest in the environment;
detecting an ambient light level in the environment;
in response to detecting the presence of the person or object of interest in the environment, entering an active state in which the light fixture is controlled to illuminate the environment at a first dimming level based on the ambient light level in the environment;
detecting an absence of the person or object of interest in the environment while in the active state;
in response to detecting the absence of the person or object of interest in the environment while in the active state, entering a countdown state in which the light fixture is controlled to illuminate the environment at the first dimming level for a controllably variable transition delay time; and
in response to expiration of the controllably variable transition delay time without detecting the presence of the person or object of interest in the environment, entering an inactive state in which the light fixture is controlled to illuminate the environment at a second dimming level based on the ambient light level in the environment,
wherein the light fixture is operably connected to a state machine, the state machine being operable to change the controllably variable transition delay time in response to a signal from a remote device.

US Pat. No. 10,485,059

PTC HEATING ELEMENT AND ELECTRIC HEATING DEVICE COMPRISING SUCH A PTC HEATING ELEMENT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ELECTRIC HEATING DEVICE

1. A PTC heating element comprising:at least one PTC element provided between strip conductors,
an insulating mass sealing at least one of the strip conductors and/or the PTC element over an entire circumference thereof, wherein the insulating mass is applied as a glue bead which seals the at least one of the strip conductors and/or the PTC element circumferentially,
an insulation layer which projects over an end side of one of the strip conductors, and which, with the strip conductor and/or the PTC element, defines a receiving portion receiving the insulating mass, and
a slide sheet lying against the insulation layer.

US Pat. No. 10,485,058

DYNAMIC MULTI-ACCESS WIRELESS NETWORK VIRTUALIZATION

Parallel Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A method for virtualization comprising:pooling a first radio resource of a first multi-RAT node with a second radio resource of a second multi-RAT node wherein the first and second multi-RAT nodes are communicatively coupled so as to form a mesh network;
maintaining a connection to an upstream network device via a computing cloud component;
managing the pooled resources so that the upstream network device interfaces with the pooled resources as a single base station;
sharing the pooled resources with a plurality of mobile operators, wherein at least one of the pooled resources is reserved for a particular one of the plurality of mobile operators; and
rejecting an attachment request or a connection request from a subscriber of the particular one of the plurality of mobile operators when the at least one of the pooled resources is fully utilized.

US Pat. No. 10,485,039

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR D2D COMMUNICATION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A communication device outside a coverage area of a cellular communication network, configured to perform a device to device communication with a plurality of further communication devices using a second frequency band,wherein the communication device is configured to receive a control message from a further communication device of the plurality of communication devices, the control message indicating that the further communication device is within the coverage area of the cellular communication network;
wherein the communication device is further configured to, upon reception of said control message, start listening for messages from further communication devices of the plurality of communication devices using a first frequency band;
wherein the communication device is configured to, as long as the communication device does not receive the control message, communicate with the further communication devices using a communication frame having a first control channel format, the first control channel format offering only communication resources for an ad-hoc communication mode; and
wherein the communication device is further configured to, upon reception of the control message, communicate with the further communication devices using a communication frame having a second control channel format, the second control channel format offering communication resources for an ad-hoc communication mode and a network assisted communication mode.

US Pat. No. 10,485,035

ADAPTIVE PEER STATUS CHECK OVER WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORKS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in an evolved Packet data gateway, ePDG, for determining peer status check interval for a peer User Equipment, UE, the method comprising:establishing a packet data network, PDN, connection comprising a concatenation of an Internet Protocol Security, IPsec, tunnel established with the peer UE, and a corresponding default General Packet Radio Service, GPRS tunneling Protocol, GTP, tunnel established with a packet data gateway;
using a first peer status time interval in accordance with the default GTP tunnel to detect liveliness of the peer UE over the IPSec, tunnel; and
upon establishment of a dedicated GTP tunnel with the packet data gateway for the PDN connection, using a second peer status time interval in accordance with the dedicated GTP tunnel to detect liveliness of the peer UE over the IPSec tunnel until deactivation of the dedicated GTP tunnel, the second peer status time interval being different from the first peer status time interval.

US Pat. No. 10,485,020

TECHNIQUES FOR UPLINK TRANSMISSION MANAGEMENT

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:receiving an uplink grant, said uplink grant scheduling multiple time slots for uplink transmission over a shared spectrum;
performing clear channel assessment (CCA) sequentially for the multiple time slots, starting with a first time slot of the multiple time slots, until the CCA succeeds for a particular time slot of the multiple time slots; and
transmitting data in the particular time slot over the shared spectrum.

US Pat. No. 10,485,019

UPLINK CONTROL SIGNALING FOR JOINT FDD AND TDD CARRIER AGGREGATION

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A user equipment device, comprising:a processor circuit configured to:
establish a connection to a first base station operating in a Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) mode, the first base station designated as a primary serving cell (PCell); and
establish a connection to a second base station operating in a Time Division Duplex (TDD) mode, the second base station designated as a secondary serving cell (SCell);
a receiver circuit configured to receive subframe scheduling messages from the SCell; and
a transmitter circuit configured to transmit acknowledgment messages to the PCell, the acknowledgement messages corresponding to the subframe scheduling messages received on the SCell.

US Pat. No. 10,485,015

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING ADAPTIVE FLOW TABLE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for processing an adaptive flow table, comprising:performing, by a wireless access device, resource scheduling to determine a terminal device or a data stream that performs uplink data transmission in a scheduled time period;
querying, by the wireless access device, a corresponding flow rule of the terminal device or the data stream, and updating the found flow rule to a flow table;
when receiving a data packet in the scheduled time period, querying, by the wireless access device and from the flow table, a flow rule corresponding to the data packet, and performing corresponding processing on the data packet according to the flow rule corresponding to the data packet; and
wherein querying, by the wireless access device and from the flow table, the flow rule corresponding to the data packet comprises:
querying, by the wireless access device, from the flow table, and according to a terminal device identifier or a connection identifier of the data packet, the flow rule corresponding to the data packet.

US Pat. No. 10,485,011

METHOD FOR SCHEDULING AND/OR MUTING OF RADIO RESOURCES IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method of scheduling and/or muting radio resources in a wireless communication system, said wireless communication system comprising a plurality of network nodes and a plurality of user nodes, the method comprising:performing measurements, by a user node among the plurality of user nodes, received signal strength of radio signals transmitted from the plurality of network nodes so as to obtain received signal quality and/or interference associated with the plurality of network nodes;
arranging, by said user node, the received signal quality and/or interference associated with the plurality of network nodes in accordance with a first order with respect to a radio signal criterion; and
instead of sending the measurements to a first network node among the plurality of network nodes, signalling, by said user node, an order indicator to indicate the first order in a first message to the first network node, to cause the first network node coordinate scheduling and/or muting of radio resources for the first network node based on a combination of the order indicator indicating the first order, and a second order, by the first network node, of scheduling and/or the muting of radio resources,
wherein the first message to cause the first network node to coordinate the scheduling and/or the muting of radio resources further includes identification information arranged in accordance with the first order from a group of identification information including:
a list of a plurality of network nodes in the first order being a descending or ascending order with respect to the radio signal criterion; and
an indication of interference level in the first order associated in a list of a plurality of transmission beam(s) and/or a plurality of network nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,485,006

JUDGMENT METHOD OF CHANNEL OCCUPANCY AND JUDGMENT DEVICE

YULONG COMPUTER TELECOMMU...

1. A judgment method of channel occupancy, comprising:clustering according to geographic position information of small cells on a same frequency band, each of the small cells being a small cell working in a licensed frequency spectrum or a LAA cell working in an unlicensed spectrum;
when all of the small cells are small cells working in the licensed frequency spectrum, dividing the small cells in a cluster into a first set, or when all of the small cells are small cells working in the unlicensed frequency spectrum, after executing a clear channel assessment (CCA) on LAA cells in the cluster periodically and synchronously, dividing LAA cells whose channels are detected to be idle into the first set;
calculating an interference value between every two small cells in the first set and comparing with a preset interference threshold value, and dividing a small cell combination having an interference value larger than the preset interference threshold value into a second set, or dividing a small cell combination having an interference value equaling to or small than the preset interference threshold value into a third set;
receiving priority information reported by each of small cells in the second set, and dividing the small cells in the second set into an active set and a restrained set according to the priority information and the geographic position information of each of the small cells;
sending transmission control signaling to small cells in the third set, the active set and the restrained set, to make the small cells in the third set and the small cells in the active set start transmitting data after receiving the transmission control signaling, and to make the small cells in the restrained set enter a non-sending state within a channel occupation period after receiving the transmission control signaling.

US Pat. No. 10,485,001

FREQUENCY HOPPING DESIGN FOR GRANT-FREE TRANSMISSION IN MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS

MediaTek Singapore Pte. L...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a processor of an apparatus, a frequency hopping pattern from a network node;
determining, by the processor, a frequency hopping location according to the frequency hopping pattern; and
performing, by the processor, an uplink grant-free transmission according to the frequency hopping position,
wherein the frequency hopping pattern comprises user equipment (UE) specific information, and
wherein the UE specific information comprises a UE identity (ID), or a group UE ID.

US Pat. No. 10,484,995

JOINT PROCEDURE FOR BEAM MANAGEMENT AND PARTIAL CONTROL BEAM FAILURE RECOVERY

1. A method, comprising:obtaining, by a user equipment comprising a processor, threshold values, wherein the threshold values are associated with respective beams of a selected control channel search space;
comparing, by the user equipment, respective measured reference signal received power values of the respective beams with the threshold values associated with the respective beams; and
in response to determining, based on the comparing, a partial control beam failure wherein fewer than all of the respective beams, with respective threshold values of the threshold values, have measured reference signal received power values that do not satisfy the respective threshold values, transmitting, by the user equipment to a network device, a partial control beam failure report via a physical uplink control channel that is the physical uplink control channel for a beam management procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,484,990

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A wireless communication device, comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit a first frame that contains first
information specifying a plurality of frequency components and does not include second information specifying other wireless communication devices to which the plurality of frequency components are allocated;
a receiver configured to simultaneously receive second frames transmitted
by transmitting devices via frequency components randomly selected from among the plurality of frequency components specified in the first information, wherein the transmitting devices transmitting the second frames are ones of the other wireless communication devices and are different from each other; and
controlling circuitry configured to allocate first frequency components
selected from among the plurality of frequency components based on third information to the transmitting devices transmitting the second frames, wherein the first frequency components are different from each other,
wherein the receiver is further configured to receive the third information
through the second frames or third frames transmitted before the second frames are transmitted, and
wherein the third information contains communication quality information
on a second frequency component selected from among the plurality of frequency components, and communication quality information on an entire frequency band to which the plurality of frequency components belong.

US Pat. No. 10,481,931

MODIFYING AND SIMULATING THE OPERATING SOFTWARE OF A TECHNICAL SYSTEM

DSPACE DIGITAL SIGNAL PRO...

1. A method for modifying operating software of a technical system, particularly of a controller for controlling or regulating at least one technical device, comprising the step of providing the operating software executable directly on the technical system, characterized by the further steps of:automatically identifying software components of the operating software whose execution is dependent on the hardware of the technical system; and
replacing the identified, hardware-dependent software components with substitute functions whose execution is independent of the hardware of the technical system,
wherein the operating software modified in this manner simulates the technical system on execution on a simulation environment independently of the hardware of the technical system,
wherein the operating software is provided in the form of a binary code executable on the technical system, and the hardware-dependent software components in the binary code of the operating software are identified by using interface specifications, and
wherein the interface specifications specify binary code patterns that are specific to the hardware of the technical system.

US Pat. No. 10,485,118

MULTI-PART FLEXIBLE ENCAPSULATION HOUSING FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A conformal integrated circuit (IC) device comprising:a flexible substrate;
an electronic circuitry attached to the flexible substrate; and
a flexible multi-part encapsulation housing at least substantially encasing therein the electronic circuitry and the flexible substrate, the multi-part encapsulation housing including a first encapsulation housing component attached to a second encapsulation housing component, the first encapsulation housing component having at least one first recessed region for seating therein the electronic circuitry, and the second encapsulation housing component having at least one second recessed region for seating therein the flexible substrate,
wherein the electronic circuitry includes a plurality of device islands and a plurality of stretchable electrical interconnects electrically connecting two or more of the device islands.

US Pat. No. 10,485,117

ELECTRICAL JUNCTION BOX

Sumitomo Wiring Systems, ...

1. An electrical junction box comprising:a substrate;
a substrate connector including a base portion that is made of a synthetic resin;
a case;
a pair of temporary fixing protrusions integrally formed to the substrate connector and disposed on opposing sides of the substrate connector, the pair of the temporary fixing protrusions are arranged symmetrically to each other with respect to a virtual intermediate plane between the pair of temporary fixing protrusions, each of the pair of temporary fixing protrusions being elastic and including:
a positioning shaft having a conical end being smaller in diameter than a base of the positioning shaft so as to form a reduced-diameter tip portion; and
a temporary fixing shaft spaced apart from the positioning shaft, the temporary fixing shaft has a semi-circular cross-section so as to present a planar surface along an interior surface of the temporary fixing shaft, the temporary fixing shaft having a base end portion and an enlarged-diameter portion at a tip thereof, the base end portion having a constant radius;
a splitting groove is formed between the positioning shaft and the temporary fixing shaft of the temporary fixing protrusion;
wherein each of the positioning shafts is disposed interior of the substrate connector relative to the temporary fixing shaft so as to place each of the temporary fixing shafts on a peripheral side of the substrate connector, the positioning shaft positions the substrate; and
a fitting-target portion to which the temporary fixing protrusion can be fitted is provided on the substrate, the fitting-target portion is a fitting hole and a radius from an axial center of the temporary fixing protrusion to an outer circumferential surface of the base end portion of the positioning shaft is the same as a radius of the fitting hole, and a radius of the base end portion of the temporary fixing shaft is smaller than the fitting hole, and a radius of the temporary fixing shaft from the axial center of the temporary fixing protrusion to a crown portion of the enlarged-diameter portion of the temporary fixing shaft is larger than the radius of the fitting hole wherein the electrical junction box is assembled by temporarily fixing and soldering the substrate to the substrate connector and storing the substrate connector and the substrate in the case.

US Pat. No. 10,485,107

DOWNHOLE EQUIPMENT USING FLEXIBLE CIRCUITS

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. Downhole equipment circuitry, comprising:a first substrate member including one or more circuits;
a second substrate member including one or more circuits; and
a flexible circuit, wherein:
the first and second substrate members are separate substrate members;
the flexible circuit is of a laminated construction with a plurality of layers, wherein the flexible circuit is of a rigid-flexible type such that at least one rigid portion of the flexible circuit has at least one rigid layer that is mounted with respect to the first or second substrate members; and
the flexible circuit provides electrical communication between the one or more circuits of the first substrate member and the one or more circuits for the second substrate member.

US Pat. No. 10,485,105

SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A substrate, comprising:a core layer having a tapered through hole extending therethrough between first and second opposing surfaces thereof, the tapered through hole having a first diameter opening at one end thereof, in one surface of the first and second opposing surfaces, larger than a second diameter opening at another end thereof, in another surface of the first and second opposing surfaces;
a plating layer disposed on an inner surface of the tapered through hole of the core layer and on only the one surface, from among the first and second opposing surfaces, having the first diameter opening of the through hole;
a metal layer disposed on only the one surface, from among the first and second opposing surfaces of the core layer, having the first diameter opening of the through hole, and the metal layer having an opening aligned with the through hole and having a width greater than a width of the through hole such that the metal layer is spaced apart from the through hole and in contact with the plating layer disposed on the one surface;
a via disposed in the through hole; and
first and second connection pads distinct from the metal layer, disposed on opposing ends of the via, and each extending externally from a respective one of the first and second opposing surfaces of the core layer.

US Pat. No. 10,485,095

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD DESIGN FOR HIGH SPEED APPLICATION

MediaTek, Inc., Hsinchu ...

1. A printed circuit board, comprising:a substrate having a top surface and a bottom surface;
a first signal net and a second signal net being in close proximity to each other and disposed within a specific region on the top surface of the substrate;
an outermost insulating layer disposed on the top surface of the substrate to cover the substrate, the first signal net and the second signal net, wherein the outmost insulating layer comprises a plurality of openings which expose at least a top portion of the second signal net from the outmost insulating layer, the openings arranged along a lengthwise direction of the second signal net with a first pitch, wherein the first pitch is equal to or smaller than 20 mm;
a reference plane disposed underneath the bottom surface of the substrate and underlying the first signal net and the second signal net, wherein the reference plane is electrically connected to the second signal net through a plurality of via holes formed underneath a bottom portion of the second signal net and disposed in the substrate, the via holes arranged along the lengthwise direction of the second signal net with a second pitch, wherein the second pitch is equal to or smaller than 20 mm; and
a conductive layer disposed in the openings to electrically connect to the second signal net, and the conductive layer further disposed on the outermost insulating layer corresponding to the specific region in which the first signal net is arranged such that the conductive layer overlaps with the first signal net,
wherein positions of the via holes underneath the second signal net interleave with positions of the openings on top of the second signal net along the lengthwise direction of the second signal net.

US Pat. No. 10,485,092

MULTILAYER BUS BOARD

INTERPLEX INDUSTRIES, INC...

1. A multilayer bus board comprising:a multilayer stacked assembly having a plurality of layers including a pair of electrically conductive layers and a dielectric layer disposed between and adjoining each of the conductive layers; and
a molded frame formed of an insulating polymer material, the frame having a peripheral portion encapsulating end portions of the dielectric layer and the conductive layers to maintain the conductive layers and the dielectric layer in position relative to each other, the frame defining an enlarged opening through which an external surface of an outer one of the layers is exposed.

US Pat. No. 10,485,091

MICROELECTRONIC MODULES WITH SINTER-BONDED HEAT DISSIPATION STRUCTURES AND METHODS FOR THE FABRICATION THEREOF

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

1. A method for fabricating a microelectronic module, comprising:providing a module substrate including a cavity having metallized sidewalls; and
forming a sinter-bonded heat dissipation structure within the cavity, forming comprising:
inserting a prefabricated thermally-conductive body into the cavity, the prefabricated thermally-conductive body comprising a metallic coin having a plated peripheral surface;
applying a sinter precursor material into the cavity and onto surfaces of the prefabricated thermally-conductive body before, after, or concurrent with insertion of the prefabricated thermally-conductive body into the cavity, the sinter precursor material containing metal particles having a melt point; and
sintering the sinter precursor material at a maximum processing temperature less than the melt point of the metal particles to produce a sinter bond layer bonding the prefabricated thermally-conductive body to the metallized sidewalls of the module substrate, the sinter bond layer contacting and extending around the plated peripheral surface of the metallic coin.

US Pat. No. 10,485,089

HELICAL PERMANENT MAGNET STRUCTURE AND UNDULATOR USING THE SAME

NATIONAL SYNCHROTRON RADI...

1. A helical permanent magnet structure, comprising:at least one magnet assembly, comprising:
a plurality of permanent magnets with a magnetization direction, the permanent magnets being formed as helical shape and arranged as a helical surface, and the center of the helical surface having a longitudinal passage for being passed through by a charged particle; and
a plurality of poles with the same amount of the permanent magnets, wherein the poles are magnetized by the permanent magnets and absorb on one side of the permanent magnets; and
an inner frame surrounding outside and limiting the magnet assembly,
wherein the magnet assembly further comprises a plurality of positioning members, and the permanent magnets and the poles are positioned in the inner frame.

US Pat. No. 10,485,085

EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT SENSOR UNIT AND EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT GENERATION DEVICE

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. An extreme ultraviolet light sensor unit comprising:a mirror configured to reflect extreme ultraviolet light;
a filter configured to transmit the extreme ultraviolet light reflected by the mirror;
an optical sensor configured to detect the extreme ultraviolet light having passed through the filter;
a purge gas supply unit disposed to supply purge gas to a space between the mirror and the filter; and
a pipe part configured to allow plasma light and the purge gas to pass therethrough, the plasma light including the extreme ultraviolet light to be made incident on the mirror, the purge gas supplied from the purge gas supply unit, the pipe part having an opening serving as a light entry port of the plasma light, the pipe part allowing the plasma light entering from the opening to pass therethrough toward the mirror and allowing the purge gas flowing to the space between the mirror and the filter to flow out of the opening,
wherein the gas outflow port of the purge gas supply unit is provided at a position not facing the filter.

US Pat. No. 10,485,071

ANIMALS-AND-PLANTS-FARMING LIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A poultry farming light control system, comprising:one or more rows of lighting devices each connected to a control device,
wherein each of the one or more rows of lighting devices includes one or more of the lighting devices, and
each of the lighting devices includes a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs),
the control device includes:
a wireless communication module which uploads data to a cloud server, or receives a first control instruction which is transmitted by the cloud server;
a control module which connects to the wireless communication module, transmits a control signal to each of the lighting devices based on the first control instruction, and controls a light emission state of the lighting device;
an electronic device which transmits the first control instruction to the control device via the cloud server based on a user operation;
the control module being a programmable logic controller;
an interface module being an RS485 interface; and
the control module receiving a message fed back by each of the lighting devices via the interface module, and obtaining position information of the lighting device based on the message received.

US Pat. No. 10,485,069

ILLUMINATING APPARATUS

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An illuminating apparatus, comprising:a first light emitter;
a second light emitter which emits light including more red components than light emitted by the first light emitter; and
a lighting device including a control circuit that obtains a visible light communication signal that causes light emitted by the illuminating apparatus to blink at a rate that is unrecognizable to human eyes and a bright and dark pattern created by the blinking light is a data transmission signal, the control circuit controls a first current supplied to the first light emitter by modulating the first current according to the visible light communication signal, the control circuit controls a second current supplied to the second light emitter by modulating the second current according to the visible light communication signal in reverse phase relative to the first current,
the lighting device supplies, to the second light emitter, the second current modulated in reverse phase relative to the first current, while the first current is supplied to the first light emitter.

US Pat. No. 10,485,065

SOLID-STATE LIGHTING WITH A LUMINAIRE CONTROL GEAR

ALEDDRA INC., Renton, WA...

1. An add-on luminaire control gear, comprising:a rechargeable battery;
a full-wave rectifier coupled to alternating current (AC) mains and configured to convert a line voltage from the AC mains into a first direct current (DC) voltage;
a charging circuit comprising a transformer, a feedback control circuit, a control device, a first electronic switch, a diode, a first ground reference, and a second ground reference electrically isolated from the first ground reference, wherein the charging circuit is coupled to the full-wave rectifier and configured to convert the first DC voltage into a second DC voltage that charges the rechargeable battery to reach a third DC voltage, and wherein the feedback control circuit is configured to monitor the second DC voltage and to regulate the control device according to charging voltage and current requirements;
at least one DC-to-DC converter comprising a step-up converter comprising an input inductor, a second electronic switch, a logic control device, at least one diode rectifier, and an error amplifier, the at least one DC-to-DC converter configured to couple to the third DC voltage from the rechargeable battery and to convert the third DC voltage into a fourth DC voltage when the line voltage from the AC mains is unavailable; and
a power detection and control circuit comprising a transistor circuit and a relay switch, wherein the transistor circuit is configured to enable and disable the at least one DC-to-DC converter according to availability of the AC mains, and wherein the relay switch comprises a power sensing coil with a pick-up voltage and a drop-out voltage and is configured to couple either the fourth DC voltage or an external DC voltage to an external one or more light-emitting diode (LED) arrays to operate thereon,
wherein:
the relay switch further comprises a first pair of input electrical terminals, a second pair of input electrical terminals, and a third pair of input electrical terminals, wherein the first pair of input electrical terminals are configured to couple to the fourth DC voltage with respect to the second ground reference, wherein the second pair of input electrical terminals are configured to couple to the external DC voltage with respect to a ground reference thereof, and wherein the third pair of input electrical terminals are configured to receive the pick-up voltage to operate the power sensing coil;
the relay switch further comprises a pair of output electrical terminals configured to relay either the fourth DC voltage or the external DC voltage to the external one or more LED arrays to operate thereon; and
the transistor circuit is further configured to disable the relay switch when required.

US Pat. No. 10,485,061

HEATABLE LAMINATED SIDE PANE

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A heatable laminated side pane, comprising:an outer pane;
an inner pane;
a thermoplastic intermediate layer connecting the outer pane and the inner pane;
a transparent electrically conductive coating arranged in a planar manner between the outer pane and the inner pane, the transparent electrically conductive coating being divided by isolation lines into segments,
wherein the transparent electrically conductive coating includes a plurality of heating strips running between a first busbar and a second busbar, each heating strip having a length,
wherein each heating strip contains at least one segment,
wherein each heating strip is electrically insulated from each other heating strip,
wherein at least one heating strip is formed by at least two segments that are electrically conductively serially connected to each other via at least one electrically conductive connection element, wherein the at least one electrically conductive connection element is directly connected to the at least two segments, wherein the at least one electrically conductive connection element is laminated into the side pane,
wherein the length of each heating strip deviates by at most 15% from an average length of the plurality of heating strips, and
wherein the connection elements, the first busbar and the second busbar are formed as strips of an electrically conductive foil or as fired screen printing paste wherein the regions of the segments of all heating strips provided for contacting with the connection element are arranged immediately adjacent each other.

US Pat. No. 10,485,052

DRX IMPLEMENTATION METHOD, DRX CONFIGURATION METHOD, AND RELATED DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A terminal, comprising:a receiver configured to receive discontinuous reception (DRX) configuration information sent by a base station, wherein the terminal supports subframe transmission using a short transmission time interval (TTI); and
a processor configured to perform DRX according to the DRX configuration information, a system frame number (SFN), and a frame number of a short TTI subframe, wherein the short TTI subframe is a subframe numbered according to the short TTI, and wherein the short TTI subframe is less than 1 millisecond (ms) long.

US Pat. No. 10,485,049

WIRELESS DEVICE CONNECTION HANDOVER

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:during a first time period:communicating, between a first earbud and a second earbud using a first wireless connection,
communicating between the first earbud and a device using a first Bluetooth connection, the first Bluetooth connection using first channel information and a first Bluetooth address associated with the first earbud, and
communicating between the device and the second earbud through the first earbud using the first wireless connection and the first Bluetooth connection; andduring a second time period after the first time period:detecting, by the first earbud, an event that prompts handing over of communications with the device from the first earbud to the second earbud,
sending, from the first earbud to the second earbud and based at least in part on detecting the event, a first indication of handover of communications with the device from the first earbud to the second earbud,
determining, by the second earbud, the first Bluetooth address and the first channel information,
sending, from the first earbud to the device, a second indication to disconnect the first Bluetooth connection,
establishing, by the second earbud and using the first Bluetooth address and the first channel information, a second Bluetooth connection with the device, and
communicating between the second earbud and the device using the second Bluetooth connection.

US Pat. No. 10,485,046

METHOD FOR USING LEGACY WI-FI AND WI-FI P2P SIMULTANEOUSLY

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device for connecting with a Wi-Fi network, the electronic device comprising:a communication circuitry; and
at least one processor configured to:
establish a legacy Wi-Fi connection via the communication circuitry,
receive a request for a Wi-Fi peer-to-peer (P2P) connection during the legacy Wi-Fi connection,
identify a channel used for the legacy Wi-Fi connection, in response to the request for the Wi-Fi P2P connection during the legacy Wi-Fi connection,
obtain a Group Owner (GO) right of Wi-Fi P2P, in response to the request for the Wi-Fi P2P connection during the legacy Wi-Fi connection, and
after the obtaining of the GO right during the legacy Wi-Fi connection, perform a listen state on the channel identified as being used for the legacy Wi-Fi connection and perform a search state on a social channel of Wi-Fi P2P,
wherein the performance of the listen state and the performance of the search state are repeated until the Wi-Fi P2P connection is established, while the GO right is maintained during the legacy Wi-Fi connection.

US Pat. No. 10,485,040

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERIPHERAL INITIATED HOST ARBITRATION

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A peripheral device, comprising:a transceiver; and
a processor coupled to the transceiver, the processor configured to:
broadcast, using the transceiver, a first advertising packet requesting a wireless connection;
receive, by the transceiver from a first host device, a first response, in response to the first advertisement packet;
establish a first connection with the first host device, in response to receiving the first response;
initiate an authentication procedure of the first host device based on an identity of the first host device, after establishing the first connection with the first host device; and
broadcast, using the transceiver, a second advertising packet requesting another wireless connection, without terminating the first connection with the first host device, in response to determining that the first host device is not authenticated during the authentication procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,485,038

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DEVICE TO DEVICE COMMUNICATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of device to device direct communication, the method comprising:receiving, by a user equipment (UE), one or more discovery messages on a physical sidelink discovery channel (PSDCH) for relay related discovery;
identifying an identifier (ID) of a relay UE that transmits a discovery message of the one or more discovery messages, wherein the discovery message is a discovery announcement message;
generating, by the UE, a reference signal received power (RSRP) measurement associated with the identified ID of the relay UE by measuring power of resource elements carrying demodulation reference signals (DMRSs) corresponding to the PDSCH on which the discovery message is received, if the discovery message is passed through cyclic redundancy check (CRC);
filtering, by the UE, RSRP measurements corresponding to a same ID among RSRP measurements corresponding to the one or more discovery messages; and
selecting a relay UE among relay UES corresponding to the one or more discovery messages based on the filtered RSRP measurements.

US Pat. No. 10,485,036

APPARATUS FOR ROLE IDENTIFICATION AND POWER SUPPLY CONTROL IN A WIRELESS TUNNELING SYSTEM

Ubistar Technology, Inc.,...

1. A local wireless tunneling apparatus that operates in conjunction with a remote wireless tunneling apparatus to wirelessly tunnel communications between a remote processing apparatus and a local processing apparatus, the local wireless tunneling apparatus comprising:a state machine configured to:
receive, via a local wired connection, a local identification signal indicating an initial local configuration of the local wireless tunneling apparatus;
identify, based on a wireless receive signal originating from the remote wireless tunneling apparatus, a remote identification signal indicative of an initial remote configuration of the remote wireless tunneling apparatus; and
determine a resolved local configuration of the local wireless tunneling apparatus based on the initial local configuration of the local wireless tunneling apparatus and the initial remote configuration of the remote wireless tunneling apparatus; and
a power supply to output power to the local processing apparatus or receive power from the local processing apparatus depending on the resolved local configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,485,031

METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING VERY-HIGH-SPEED RANDOM ACCESS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for processing very-high-speed random access, comprising:selecting, by a base station, a Zadoff-Chu (ZC) sequence group according to a cell type and a first cyclic shift parameter, wherein the ZC sequence group comprises M ZC sequences, and a duHT value of a jth ZC sequence in the ZC sequence group meets a condition
wherein Ncs is the first cyclic shift parameter, Nzc is the length of the jth ZC sequence, and j is an integer out of integers from 1 to M; andsending, by the base station, the cell type and the ZC sequence group to a user equipment (UE).

US Pat. No. 10,485,028

METHOD FOR SUPPORTING MULTI-BSS IN WIRELESS LAN SYSTEM AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

7. A station (STA) for receiving a signal from an access point (AP) related to supporting multiple basic service sets (BSSs) in a wireless local area network (LAN) system, the STA comprising:a transceiver; and
a processor coupled with the transceiver and configured to:
control the transceiver to receive, from the AP related to a plurality of BSS identifiers, a frame notifying information on the plurality of BSS identifiers related to the AP,
wherein the information on the plurality of BSS identifiers includes information on a BSS color being identical for the plurality of BSS identifiers;
control the transceiver to receive a physical layer protocol data unit (PPDU) comprising the information on the BSS color; and
entering a doze state until an end of the PPDU based on a determination that the PPDU is an intra-BSS PPDU based on the BSS color and that the PPDU does not include a STA identifier of the STA.

US Pat. No. 10,485,026

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An electronic device, comprising:circuitry configured to:
transmit a multi-request to send (multi-RTS) packet to at least a first wireless communication device and a second wireless communication device,
wherein the multi-RTS packet comprises identification information of the first wireless communication device and the second wireless communication device,
wherein the first wireless communication device transmits, in response to the multi-RTS packet, a first clear to send (CTS) packet and the second wireless communication device transmits, in response to the multi-RTS packet, a second CTS packet simultaneously with the transmission of the first CTS packet, and
wherein the first CTS packet and the second CTS packet include a same training field;
receive at least one of the first CTS packet from the first wireless communication device or the second CTS packet from the second wireless communication device,
wherein the first wireless communication device transmits the first CTS packet after a short inter-frame space (SIFS) from a first reception time instance of the multi-RTS packet at the first wireless communication device, and
wherein the second wireless communication device transmits the second CTS packet after the SIFS from a second reception time instance of the multi-RTS packet at the second wireless communication device; and
transmit a multiplexed data packet to the two first wireless communication device and the second wireless communication device, based on reception of the at least one of the first CTS packet or the second CTS packet,
wherein the multiplexed data packet includes a first data packet for the first wireless communication device and a second data packet for the second wireless communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,485,025

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PERFORMING CHANNEL SENSING FOR LICENSE ASSISTED ACCESS

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

3. A method for a base station, the method comprising:performing a channel sensing on a Licensed-Assisted Access (LAA) secondary cell (SCell) for a transmission;
managing a counter based on whether or not the channel is sensed to be idle;
determining one of (i) the base station performs the transmission and (ii) the base station does not perform the transmission after the counter reaches zero; and
performing the transmission in a case that the base station determines to perform the transmission, otherwise deferring the transmission and performing an additional channel sensing for the transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,485,024

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UPLINK DATA SCHEDULING FOR GRANT FREE TRANSMISSION

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method implemented by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:determining to pursue grant free transmission on first data of a first buffer of a plurality of buffers and determining not to pursue grant free transmission on second data of a second buffer of the plurality of buffers;
determining a size of a grant free transport block (GFTB) based on a configuration of radio resources available for grant free transmission;
determining that a size of the first data of the first buffer is larger than the size of the GFTB;
determining to transmit using grant free transmission a first portion of the first data from the first buffer according to a priority of the first portion of the first data of the first buffer;
populating the GFTB with at least the first portion of the first data from the first buffer to produce a populated GFTB;
transferring the populated GFTB from a media access control (MAC) layer to a physical layer (PHY); and
performing grant based transmission on a second portion of the first data of the first buffer and on the second data of the second buffer.

US Pat. No. 10,485,021

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING INTERFERENCE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a base station of a mobile communication system, the method comprising:identifying downlink control information including first information related to scheduling data, second information on a second reference signal of a cell associated with the base station being quasi co-located with a first reference signal of an interference signal, and third information on a scrambling sequence of the first reference signal of the interference signal; and
transmitting, to a terminal, the identified downlink control information,
wherein the first reference signal of the interference signal comprises a demodulation reference signal (DMRS) of the interference signal, and
wherein the second reference signal of the cell associated with the base station further comprises at least one of a channel status information reference signal (CSI-RS) and a cell-specific reference signal (CRS).

US Pat. No. 10,485,010

MODULATION SCHEMES IN A WIRELESS DEVICE AND WIRELESS NETWORK

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A wireless device comprising:one or more processors; and
memory storing instructions that, when executed by one or more processors, cause the wireless device to:
receive at least one message comprising configuration parameters of a plurality of cells, in a cross-carrier scheduling group, comprising a first cell and a second cell, wherein the second cell is identified by a cell identifier employing a first number of bits, and wherein the configuration parameters:
indicate that the second cell is a cross-carrier scheduling cell associated with the first cell; and
comprise the cell identifier and a first cell indicator field, wherein the first cell indicator field indicates the first cell and employs a second number of bits less than the first number of bits;
receive, via a control channel of the second cell, downlink control information (DCI) for a packet associated with the first cell and comprising the first cell indicator field; and
receive, based on the DCI and via radio resources of the first cell, the packet.

US Pat. No. 10,485,000

USER EQUIPMENT, BASE STATIONS AND METHODS

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A user equipment (UE), comprising:a processor; and
a memory in electronic communication with the processor, wherein instructions stored in the memory are executable to:
receive an RRCConnectionReconfiguration message from an E-UTRA evolved node B (eNB), wherein the RRCConnectionReconfiguration message is received over an LTE air interface, the RRCConnectionReconfiguration message comprises information elements (IEs) indicating a new radio (NR) configuration information, and the NR configuration information indicates an identity of an NR-Signaling Radio Bearer (SRB) for NR RRC message;
perform, according to the NR configuration information, addition of the NR-SRB for NR RRC message over an NR air interface which is different from the LTE air interface;
send information indicating a failure type as NR Radio Link failure.

US Pat. No. 10,484,999

TRIGGERS FOR USER EQUIPMENT TRANSMISSIONS TO SUPPORT UPLINK BASED MOBILITY

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications performed by a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving a configuration indicating one or more triggers for transmitting on an uplink access channel, wherein the one or more triggers comprise a first indication of mobility of the UE;
determining, based at least in part on detection of one of the one or more triggers, to transmit on the uplink access channel;
transmitting a first signal on the uplink access channel;
receiving, in response to the transmission of the first signal on the uplink access channel, a paging notification;
receiving a cell identifier (ID) subsequent to receiving the paging notification to enable the UE to connect to a cell identified by the cell ID in response to the paging notification; and
exchanging signaling with the cell identified by the cell ID.

US Pat. No. 10,484,998

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING NETWORK SLICING IN A RADIO ACCESS NETWORK

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for execution by an access point (AP) within a radio access network (RAN), the method comprising:receiving, by the AP, data for transmission to a User Equipment (UE); and
wirelessly transmitting, by the AP, the received data to the UE using a set of transmission parameters associated with a RAN slice associated with the received data, wherein the RAN slice is selected from a set of RAN slices supported by the AP and the UE to enable the AP to provide different services for the UE using a common carrier, the transmission parameters associated with the RAN slices in the set of RAN slices including: (i) a respective frequency sub-band assignment within a frequency band of the common carrier; and (ii) a respective air interface configuration enabling the different services provided by the AP to the UE to be isolated from each other within the frequency band of the common carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,484,993

REMOTE DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM

1. A device, comprising:an antenna;
a memory to store instructions; and
a processor, coupled to the memory, to execute the instructions to facilitate performance of operations, the operations comprising:
receiving a first modulated signal operating in a first cellular band of a plurality of cellular bands, the first modulated signal conforming to a first signaling protocol;
selecting, according to a network condition, a first subcarrier from a plurality of subcarriers of a carrier wave to identify a selected first subcarrier for frequency conversion of the first modulated signal;
generating, via frequency shifting, a first frequency converted signal operating in the selected first subcarrier of the carrier wave by utilizing, according to the selected first subcarrier, a first carrier wave signal to mix with the first modulated signal operating in the first cellular band without modifying the first signaling protocol of the first modulated signal; and
transmitting, by the antenna, the first frequency converted signal operating in the selected first subcarrier.

US Pat. No. 10,484,024

TRANSMISSION UNIT

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A transmission unit comprising:a power amplification circuit configured to amplify a power of an input signal and to output an amplified signal; and
a power supply circuit configured to supply a power supply voltage to the power amplification circuit based on a first control signal that corresponds to a band width of the input signal,
wherein the power supply circuit is configured to:
vary the power supply voltage in accordance with an amplitude level of the input signal when the band width of the input signal is a first band width, and
vary the power supply voltage in accordance with an average output power of the power amplification circuit when the band width of the input signal is a second band width,
wherein the second band width is larger than the first band width.

US Pat. No. 10,482,886

INTERACTIVE ROBOT AND HUMAN-ROBOT INTERACTION METHOD

Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shen...

1. An interactive robot comprising:an image capturing device;
an audio capturing device;
at least one output device; and
at least one processor configured to:
obtain audio information captured by the audio capturing device and image information captured by the image capturing device;
recognize a target from the audio information and the image information;
confirm basic information and event information of the target and link the basic information with the event information;
obtain key information from the event information of the target;
implement a neural network analysis algorithm on the key information to confirm an emotion type of the target, search a preset public knowledge database according to the key information to obtain a relevant result, apply a deep learning algorithm on the relevant result and the emotion type of the target to determine a response; and
execute the response through the output device;
wherein the response is a series of instructions for controlling the interactive robot to interact with the target.

US Pat. No. 10,485,127

WATER TIGHT ELECTRONIC DEVICE DISPLAY

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. An electronic device, comprising:a housing;
a display;
a light guide coupled to the display, the light guide including:
a top surface;
a bottom surface; and
one or more channels disposed interior to a perimeter of the light guide;
a flexible printed circuit assembly coupled to the bottom surface of the light guide, the flexible printed circuit assembly sealing a bottom of the one or more channels;
a plurality of light sources connected to the flexible printed circuit assembly, the plurality of light sources being disposed within the one or more channels; and
adhesive tape coupled to the top surface of the light guide, the adhesive tape sealing a top of the one or more channels.

US Pat. No. 10,485,112

CERAMIC CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING CERAMIC CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE

TANAKA KIKINZOKU KOGYO K....

1. A ceramic circuit substrate comprising:a ceramic substrate;
a copper circuit made of a copper-based material bonded, via a first bonding layer, to a surface of the ceramic substrate; and
a copper heat sink made of the copper-based material bonded, via a second bonding layer, to the other surface of the ceramic substrate,
wherein the bonding layers each include a brazing material component comprising at least two or more kinds of metals together with Ag and Cu serving as essential components, at least one active metal, the active metal, in the bonding layers, having a content ranging, relative to a metallic element content in each of the whole bonding layers, from 0.5 mass % to 2.0 mass % inclusive, and the Cu, in each of the bonding layers, having a content ranging from 20 mass % to 40 mass % inclusive,
wherein the bonding layers each have a two-layer structure of:
a brazing material layer comprising the brazing material component but not the active metal, and
an active metal compound layer containing the active metal, the active metal compound layer being formed along a bonded interface between the ceramic substrate and the bonding layer, and
wherein, further, a ratio of a bonding area between the active metal compound layer and the ceramic substrate in a bonding area between each of the bonding layers and the ceramic substrate is 88% or more.

US Pat. No. 10,485,111

VIA AND SKIP VIA STRUCTURES

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method comprising:forming a first metallization layer with a first capping layer over the first metallization layer;
forming a second metallization layer with a second capping layer over the second metallization layer;
etching through a first dielectric layer to the first capping layer;
forming a partial skip via structure to the first metallization layer by removing a portion of the first capping layer and the second capping layer and depositing conductive material in an opening formed in the second metallization layer;
forming a third capping layer over the filled partial skip via and directly on the second capping layer;
forming a second dielectric layer covering select metallization features of the second metallization layer; and
forming a remaining portion of a skip via structure in alignment with the partial skip via structure by opening the third capping layer to expose the conductive material of the partial skip via, wherein the third capping layer directly on the second capping layer forms a gap fill for the skip via structure.

US Pat. No. 10,485,083

DISCHARGE DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DISCHARGING ELECTROSTATIC CHARGES

1. A discharge device for a rolling bearing, said discharge device comprising:a flexurally elastic conductor including a first conductor section and a second conductor section for forming a contact arrangement at a rolling bearing, said first conductor section being formed for contacting a first bearing ring and said second conductor section being formed for contacting a second bearing ring of the rolling bearing, an electrically conductive connection being formed between the first bearing ring and the second bearing ring by the conductor, wherein the conductor is made of a carbon fiber arrangement, said carbon fiber arrangement of the conductor including a fiber braid, a fiber felt and/or a fiber mat, which is provided with a coating of pyrolytically deposited carbon.

US Pat. No. 10,485,077

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING LIGHT LEVELS TO SAVE ENERGY

The Watt Stopper, Inc., ...

1. A lighting control system comprising:a lighting control component with a microcontroller and a first group of circuits and a second group of circuits for controlling the application of mains power to loads;
one or more loads operatively connected to the lighting control component;
a light sensor operatively connected to the lighting control component, the light sensor producing a first signal when it senses light levels above a predetermined threshold and a second signal when it senses light levels below the predetermined threshold; and
wherein the microcontroller is operable to reduce power to the first group of circuits when the first signal is received and restores full power to the first group of circuits when the second signal is received.

US Pat. No. 10,485,072

SHUNT REGULATOR FOR SPECTRAL SHIFT CONTROLLED LIGHT SOURCE

SIGNIFY NORTH AMERICA COR...

1. A method for influencing animal behaviors, comprising:providing a lighting assembly in an animal enclosure, the lighting assembly comprising driving circuitry, the driving circuitry adapted to receive an electrical excitation signal from a direct current (DC) input varied in intensity by a dimming device that actuates to increase or decrease a voltage of the electrical excitation signal, the driving circuitry including a first plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) in a first path in parallel relation to a second plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) in a second path, the first plurality of LEDs having a first threshold voltage, and the second plurality of LEDs having a second threshold voltage greater than the first threshold value, and a current limiting device within the first path;
increasing the voltage to an amount between the first threshold voltage and the second threshold voltage so that the first plurality of LEDs are emitting light of a first color, wherein the first color elicits a first behavior in an animal in the animal enclosure;
increasing the voltage to an amount above the second threshold voltage so that the second plurality of LEDs are emitting light of a second color, wherein the second color elicits a second behavior in the animal;
wherein, at the second voltage, the current limiting devices limits the current to the first plurality of LEDs.

US Pat. No. 10,485,056

SENSOR BASED INTERFACE ADJUSTMENT

Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. L...

1. A method comprising:sensing a hand position of a user on a mobile device via a sensor array comprising a multiplicity of sensors on a housing of the mobile device,
providing information identifying the sensed hand position to a processor of the mobile device;
identifying a position of a user interface on a touch screen display of the mobile device responsive to the information identifying the sensed hand position using the processor of the mobile device;
adjusting a user interface display position on the mobile device to the identified position using the processor of the mobile device;
tracking historic holding patterns for the user of the mobile device;
applying weights to emphasize more recent holding pattern information;
wherein adjusting the user interface display position on the mobile device responsive to the sensed hand position includes adjusting the user interface display position based on the weighted historic holding patterns prior to a user holding the device, wherein tracking historic holding patterns comprises:
periodically storing information identifying the sensed hand position;
generating a holding pattern heat map identifying frequency of occurrence of each sensed hand position, wherein a separate holding pattern heat map is generated for each application executing on the mobile device;
tracking historic attempted selections of user interface elements on the touch screen;
generating a touch screen interaction heat map for one of the user interface elements; and
shifting a position of the one of the user interface elements on the touch screen responsive to the touch screen interaction heat map.

US Pat. No. 10,485,050

METHODS AND USER EQUIPMENT FOR MANAGING INTERNET PROTOCOL MULTIMEDIA SUBSYSTEM CALL OVER LONG-TERM EVOLUTION IN SINGLE RADIO VOICE CALL CONTINUITY AREA

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for managing an IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) call over Long-Term Evolution (LTE) in a Single Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC) area, the method comprising:first detecting, by a User Equipment (UE), whether the IMS call over LTE is in an alert state and whether a Radio Resource Control (RRC) connection is configured for the IMS call over LTE;
initiating, by the UE, a session alert refresh timer with a first value less than a second value of a data inactivity timer from a network entity;
second detecting, by the UE, whether the session alert refresh timer has expired before establishing the IMS call over LTE;
restarting, by the UE, the session alert refresh timer in response to a result of the second detecting indicating that the session alert refresh timer has expired before establishing the IMS call over LTE;
sending, by the UE, a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) message to the network entity; and
determining, by the UE, whether a caller tune or media pre-configured prior to the IMS call being answered is configured between the first detecting and the initiating,
wherein the initiating a session alert refresh timer is performed in response to the caller tune or the media being configured,
stopping of the session alert refresh timer is performed in response to the caller tune or the media being not configured, and
the method keeps the UE in an RRC connected state by performing the restarting and the sending.

US Pat. No. 10,485,047

SERVICE PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A service processing method, wherein the method comprises:sending, by user equipment (UE), a connection setup message to an access network device, wherein the connection setup message comprises first voice session indication information that indicates that the connection setup message is sent due to a Voice over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE) voice session; and
sending, by the UE, a resource scheduling request message to the access network device, and transmitting an uplink data packet according to an uplink transmission resource allocated by the access network device, wherein the uplink transmission resource is allocated by the access network device to the UE when the resource scheduling request message is received by the access network device within a first time period that is associated with a setup duration of a VoLTE voice session after the access network device receives the connection setup message sent by the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,485,045

RANDOM ACCESS METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING DUAL CONNECTIVITY

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal, the method comprising:identifying that a first physical random access channel (PRACH) transmission of the terminal on a first cell of a first base station is overlapped with a second PRACH transmission of the terminal on a second cell of a second base station in a time domain and a sum of transmission power determined for the first PRACH transmission of the terminal and transmission power determined for the second PRACH transmission of the terminal exceeds a maximum transmission power configured for transmissions overlapped in the time domain for a dual connectivity;
performing the first PRACH transmission of the terminal on the first cell based on the transmission power determined for the first PRACH transmission;
adjusting the transmission power determined for the second PRACH transmission and performing the second PRACH transmission of the terminal on the second cell based on the adjusted transmission power;
in a case that no random access response for the first cell is received for a first predetermined time, performing an increase of a number of a PRACH transmission for the first cell and performing a PRACH retransmission on the first cell based on a transmission power which is determined based on the number of the PRACH transmission for the first cell; and
in a case that no random access response for the second cell is received for a second predetermined time, skipping an increase of a number of a PRACH transmission for the second cell and performing a PRACH retransmission on the second cell based on a transmission power which is determined based on the number of the PRACH transmission for the second cell.

US Pat. No. 10,485,043

MULTI-CONNECTION ACCESS POINT

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. An access point comprising a non-transitory machine-readable storage medium storing instructions that, when executed by a processing resource, cause the processing resource to:establish a first connection to a first controller, wherein the access point receives configuration data from the first controller to generate a first virtual access point with the first controller; and
establish a second connection to a second controller, wherein the access point receives configuration data from the second controller to generate a second virtual access point with the second controller,
wherein the access point provides services to a first zone through the first virtual access point and a second zone through the second virtual access point and the first controller is configured to manage one or more settings of the first virtual access point of the access point and one or more other first zone access points without affecting the second controller from separately managing one or more settings of the second virtual access point of the access point and one or more other second zone access points,
wherein the first controller utilizes a first protocol and the second controller utilizes a second protocol, and
wherein setting changes received from the first controller overrides setting changes received from the second controller.

US Pat. No. 10,485,034

METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR ACCESSING WIRELESS NETWORK

Xiaomi Inc., Beijing (CN...

1. A method for accessing a wireless network, comprising:accessing a target router according to first access information, so as to access a part of one or more servers;
sending device verification information to the part of one or more servers;
receiving second access information sent by the target router, wherein the second access information comprises an identification and a password of a wireless network for supporting accessing all of the one or more servers, and the second access information is sent by the target router according to an instruction sent from the part of one or more servers when the device verification information passes a verification performed by the part of one or more servers, the instruction being sent from the part of one or more servers to the target router for indicating to the target router that the device verification information passes the verification; and
accessing the target router according to the second access information, so as to access all of the one or more servers.

US Pat. No. 10,485,030

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING UPLINK SIGNAL IN TRAIN COMMUNICATION NETWORK

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A method for receiving an uplink signal by a terrestrial base station, comprising:receiving a preamble corresponding to an orthogonal pseudo-noise (PN) sequence of a plurality of orthogonal PN sequences from an onboard wireless device in a train, wherein the onboard wireless device is connected with the terrestrial base station through a wireless backhaul link;
recognizing an identification (ID) of the onboard wireless device from the preamble, storing the recognized ID of the onboard wireless device, and allocating a temporary network ID and an uplink grant (UL grant) to the onboard wireless device;
receiving the uplink signal transmitted based on the temporary network ID and the UL grant;
obtaining an ID of the onboard wireless device from the uplink signal; and
determining whether a random access of the onboard wireless device is for a network initial access, for a network re-access, or for a handover, by comparing the obtained ID with the recognized ID of the onboard wireless device stored in advance.

US Pat. No. 10,485,029

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COLLISION DETECTION AND MITIGATION WITH WAKE-UP PACKETS

FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, I...

1. A method for collision detection by a transmission device (TD), the method comprising:identifying, by the TD, one or more time periods of a signal generated by the TD, the one or more time periods corresponding to periods during which the TD will not transmit energy on a shared channel; and
transmitting, by the TD, a subset of the signal, wherein while a current time is within one of the one or more time periods, transmitting the subset of the signal comprises:
turning off, by the TD, a transmitter of the TD at a beginning of the time period,
detecting, by the TD, energy received on the shared channel during a portion of the time period,
turning on, by the TD, the transmitter of the TD before an end of the time period, and
determining, by the TD, that the detected energy meets a collision threshold, and based thereon, determining that there is a transmission collision.

US Pat. No. 10,485,027

UPLINK SHORT TRANSMISSION TECHNIQUES USING CONTENTION-BASED RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication at a user equipment (UE), comprising:identifying data to be transmitted to a base station;
initiating a timer based at least in part on identifying the data;
monitoring for one or more downlink transmissions from the base station, the one or more downlink transmissions indicating scheduled uplink resources allocated for uplink short transmissions (ULSTs);
performing a ULST associated with the identified data using the scheduled uplink resources upon detection of the one or more downlink transmissions from the base station before expiration of the timer; and
initiating, after expiration of the timer and in an absence of the one or more downlink transmissions being detected before expiration of the timer, a listen-before talk (LBT) procedure during a ULST window.

US Pat. No. 10,485,023

PAYLOAD-LESS PHYSICAL UPLINK MEASUREMENT INDICATION CHANNEL (PUMICH) DESIGN FOR UPLINK BASED MOBILITY

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications by a base station (BS), comprising:selecting a first set of random access procedure (RACH) signatures, each RACH signature comprising a combination of one or more RACH sequences, from a second set of RACH signatures, wherein the second set of RACH signatures comprises a pruned set of RACH signatures of a set of all possible RACH signatures, and wherein the pruned set of RACH signatures includes one or more non-orthogonal RACH signatures;
assigning RACH signatures only from the selected first set of RACH signatures to one or more user equipments (UEs) in a zone covered by the base station, wherein each of the one or more UEs is assigned a single RACH signature;
receiving at least one RACH signature of the first set of RACH signatures from at least one of the one or more UEs, wherein the at least one RACH signature is received without a corresponding data payload identifying the at least one UE; and
identifying the at least one UE based on the at least one RACH signature and the pruned set of RACH signatures.

US Pat. No. 10,485,018

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OPERATING USER PLANE PROTOCOL STACK IN CONNECTIONLESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for communication by a base station, the method comprising:transmitting control information including a first part of a destination identifier (ID); and
transmitting a medium access control (MAC) protocol data unit (PDU) including a MAC header including a second part of the destination ID,
wherein in response to identifying that the first part of the destination ID being destined for a user equipment (UE), receiving data for device to device (D2D) communication at a physical layer of the UE, the MAC PDU obtained from the data is delivered to a MAC layer of the UE from the physical layer,
wherein in response to identifying that the second part of the destination ID being destined for the UE at the MAC layer, a MAC service data unit (SDU) included in the MAC PDU is delivered to a radio link control (RLC) layer entity for reception of the data, and
wherein the RLC layer entity is identified with a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) layer entity based on a source UE ID, a logical channel identifier (LCID), and the destination ID.

US Pat. No. 10,485,014

COMMUNICATION CONTROL DEVICE, COMMUNICATION CONTROL SYSTEM, AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A communication control device comprising:a processor configured to:
repeatedly acquire pieces of notification information for executing predetermined processing from a plurality of terminal devices;
detect a specific connectible terminal device,
determine whether connection of the specific terminal device is reconnection,
calculate, when the connection is not the reconnection, digitalized values of influences of the respective pieces of notification information acquired from the respective terminal devices on the predetermined processing on the basis of the pieces of notification information already acquired and select a terminal device on the basis of the calculated digitalized values of the influences,
calculate, when the connection is the reconnection, a specific digitalized value of the influence of the notification that is acquired from the specific terminal device on the predetermined processing on the basis of the notification information already acquired in a past connection period and select the terminal device using the specific value, and
stand by for acquisition of the notification information from the selected terminal device and establish connection with the specific terminal device.

US Pat. No. 10,485,005

METHOD AND APPARATUSES FOR CONTROLLING QUALITY OF EXPERIENCE BASED ON UE-ASSISTED FEEDBACK

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A method used by a user equipment for controlling quality of user experience (QoE) based on user equipment (UE) assisted feedback, the method comprising:receiving an enable indicator which indicates a first feedback signaling to be transmitted;
receiving a first configuration message comprising a timer configuration of a first timer, wherein the timer configuration of the first timer comprises a duration for the first timer;
performing a quality of experience (QoE) evaluation for fulfilling a performance requirement;
transmitting the first feedback signaling comprising a first preferred configuration of a wireless connection in response to performing the QoE evaluation, wherein the first feedback signaling indicates whether an aggregate configuration is supported by the UE, and the wireless connection comprises a licensed wireless connection and a licensed-assisted access connection; and
starting the first timer in response to transmitting the first feedback signaling.

US Pat. No. 10,485,004

OPTIMIZING NETWORK RESOURCES IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A self-optimizing network entity configured for use with a distributed antenna system having a head end-unit configured to communicate wireless communication information to a plurality of remote units for transmission at a plurality of sites, the self-optimized network entity comprising:circuitry configured to:
determine a network resource allocation plan for the plurality of remote units within the distributed antenna system based on an isolation level determined by at least one of the plurality of remote units based on a power level of a test signal received from at least one of the plurality of remote units;
define an isolation threshold indicating a minimum isolation level between the plurality of remote units; and
determine whether the isolation level exceeds the isolation threshold, wherein the plurality of remote units are configured to at least one of:
receive copies of the same signal using the same network resources when the isolation level exceeds the isolation threshold;
radiate signals using the same network resources when the isolation level exceeds the isolation threshold;
radiate signals using different network resources when the isolation level does not exceed the isolation threshold; or
radiate copies of a same signal when the isolation level does not exceed the isolation threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,484,994

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSFORMING A SIGNAL IN A FREQUENCY DOMAIN TO A SEQUENCE IN A TIME DOMAIN

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

10. A communication method performed by a communication apparatus comprising:receiving signals mapped on a plurality of frequency bands in a frequency domain, each frequency band being located at a position separate from position(s) of other(s) of the plurality of frequency bands, wherein vector lengths corresponding to sizes of the plurality of frequency bands are each a product of two or more powers of prime numbers or a multiple of the product of the two or more powers of prime numbers, the prime numbers being integer numbers that are greater than 1 and are different from each other, exponents for the prime numbers being a set of non-negative integers, wherein the vector length is a number of subcarriers allocated to a corresponding one of the plurality of frequency bands;
combining the received signals into a combined signal; and
transforming the combined signal in the frequency domain into a symbol sequence in a time domain with an inverse discrete Fourier transform (IDFT) having a size that is a product of powers of a plurality of values, the plurality of values being integer numbers that are greater than 1 and are different from each other, exponents for the plurality of values being a set of non-negative integers.

US Pat. No. 10,484,992

CHANNEL RESERVATION FOR MULTI-USER SCHEDULING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

8. A method for wireless communication, comprising:receiving, by a user equipment (UE), a resource request message from a base station;
identifying, by the UE, a subset of resources of a transmission opportunity included in the resource request message to be used for receiving data from the base station;
broadcasting, by the UE, a resource response message to a potential interference source indicating the subset of resources to be used for receiving data from the base station; and
receiving, by the UE, data from the base station using the subset of resources.

US Pat. No. 10,484,991

USER TERMINAL, RADIO BASE STATION AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A user terminal, in which a band to use is limited to a narrower band than a minimum system bandwidth supported in an existing LTE (Long Term Evolution) system, the user terminal comprising:a receiving section that receives a signal that is divided into a plurality of periods and transmitted, in a predetermined narrow band that overlaps a frequency band in which an existing synchronization signal is transmitted; and
a control section that performs a synchronization process by identifying the signal that is divided into the plurality of periods and transmitted as being a synchronization signal that is generated by using a predetermined sequence,
wherein a signal that is transmitted in at least one period in the plurality of periods is a portion of the existing synchronization signal, the portion being mapped to the predetermined narrow band.

US Pat. No. 10,484,989

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING OR TRANSMITTING DATA

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A method of transmitting or receiving data by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving first information on a first list of combinations from a base station through a higher layer signaling, each combination indicating a starting symbol and a number of downlink symbol(s) of a downlink data duration;
receiving, from the base station, a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) including downlink control information (DCI), the DCI including second information which indicates one combination among the first list of combinations, the one combination indicating a starting symbol and a number of downlink symbol(s) of a downlink data duration allocated for the terminal; and
receiving a downlink data during the allocated downlink data duration from the base station, the allocated downlink data duration starting at the starting symbol indicated by the second information and lasting for the number of downlink symbol(s) indicated by the second information.

US Pat. No. 10,484,061

ENHANCED TRANSMIT POINT (TRP) BEAM GROUPING BASED ON UE BEAMS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for forming at least i) a first of group of transmit point (TRP) beams for use in communicating with a user equipment (UE), when the UE is employing a first UE beam and ii) a second group of TRP beams for use in communicating with the UE when the UE is employing a second UE beam, the method comprising:obtaining a received signal power threshold value, T;
obtaining a first parameter indicating a received signal strength of a reference signal transmitted by a TRP over a first TRP beam and received by the UE using the first UE beam;
determining whether the first parameter is not less than T;
as a result of determining that the first parameter is not less than T, adding the first TRP beam to the first group of TRP beams;
obtaining a second parameter indicating a received signal strength of a reference signal transmitted by the TRP over the first TRP beam and received by the UE using the second UE beam;
determining whether the second parameter is not less than T; and
as a result of determining that the second parameter is not less than T, adding the first TRP beam to the second group of TRP beams such that the first TRP beam is included in both the first group of TRP beams and the second group of TRP beams.

US Pat. No. 10,484,029

RECEIVER OF SIGNALS, IN PARTICULAR OF GNSS SIGNALS, COMPRISING AN INTERFERENCE REJECTION FILTER, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

THALES, Courbevoie (FR)

1. A receiver of signals likely to be disturbed by an interfering signal, the receiver comprising an interference rejection filter comprising a multiplying gain applied respectively to an in-phase channel and to an in-quadrature channel of a signal received and digitized by the receiver, the value of the multiplying gain being determined by a nonlinear function Ki(?) of the modulus ? of the received signal, the function Ki(?) being determined so as to maximize the signal-to-noise ratio after application of the multiplying gain and demodulation of the received signal.

US Pat. No. 10,483,944

MULTIPLEXER

TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD., T...

1. A multiplexer comprising:a first filter including one or more series resonators connected in series between a common terminal and a first terminal and one or more parallel resonators connected in parallel between the common terminal and the first terminal, each of the one or more series resonators and the one or more parallel resonators including an IDT located on a piezoelectric substrate, a first region and a second region being alternately located in an extension direction of electrode fingers, which excite an acoustic wave, within an overlap region of the IDT, a width of at least one of the electrode fingers in the second region being greater than the width of the at least one of the electrode fingers in the first region, the electrode fingers overlapping in the overlap region, one or some resonators of the one or more parallel resonators and the one or more series resonators having a larger number of the second regions than one or more remaining resonators of the one or more parallel resonators and the one or more series resonators; and
a second filter connected between the common terminal and a second terminal, the second filter having a passband higher than a passband of the first filter,
wherein an emphasis mode of each of the one or some resonators is located at a frequency higher than the passband of the second filter.

US Pat. No. 10,485,126

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A portable electronic apparatus comprising:a case;
a display section accommodated in the case;
a windshield that closes an opening section of the case in such a way that the windshield overlaps with the display section in a plan view;
a ring member that is disposed between the windshield and the display section and along an outer edge of the display section;
a hygroscopic member that is disposed inside the case and in a first region opposite the windshield with respect to the display section; and
an air-flow channel that allows the first region to communicate with a second region surrounded by the display section, the windshield, and the ring member.

US Pat. No. 10,485,115

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH HINGE DEFINING AN ASYMMETRICAL SERVICE LOOP FOR A FLEXIBLE DISPLAY AND CORRESPONDING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a first device housing and a second device housing;
a hinge coupling the first device housing to the second device housing, the first device housing pivotable about the hinge relative to the second device housing;
one or more springs; and
a flexible display coupled to the first device housing and the second device housing and spanning the hinge;
wherein:
one housing of the first device housing or the second device housing defines a curvilinear recess causing the flexible display to define a service loop, the service loop comprising a hemi-cardioid contour defining a convex lobe extending to a bifurcated distal cusp, when the first device housing and the second device housing pivot about the hinge from an axially displaced open position to a closed position;
a first portion of the hemi-cardioid contour disposed to a first side of an axis bisecting the bifurcated distal cusp defines both a convex contour and a concave contour abutting the curvilinear recess;
another housing of the first device housing or the second device housing defines a linear recess into which the flexible display is positioned;
a second portion of the hemi-cardioid contour disposed to a second side of the axis bisecting the bifurcated distal cusp defines a linear portion extending distally from the convex lobe;
the service loop becomes planar when the first device housing and the second device housing pivot about the hinge to the axially displaced open position from the closed position; and
the one or more springs bias the first device housing away from the second device housing when the first device housing and the second device housing pivot about the hinge to the axially displaced open position from the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,485,110

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION METHOD OF PRINTED CIRCUIT AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTION STRUCTURE OF PRINTED CIRCUIT

Yazaki Corporation, Mina...

1. An electrical connection method of a printed circuit, comprising:overlapping a base material and a thin member in which a thin conductor is mounted;
forming a through hole which passes through the base material overlapped with the thin member, and reaches the thin conductor of the thin member; and
forming the printed circuit on the base material by a screen printing method using conductive paste,
wherein the through hole is filled with the conductive paste in the forming of the printed circuit,
wherein the thin member is a flat shield cable covered with a shield member except one portion of the thin member,
wherein in the forming of the through hole, a first through hole is formed to pass through the base material overlapped in the overlapping and to open the one portion of the thin member so as to reach the thin conductor, and a second through hole is formed to pass through the base material overlapped in the overlapping to reach the shield member, and
wherein in the forming of the printed circuit, the first through hole is filled with the conductive paste when a signal line is formed as a first printed circuit on the base material, and the second through hole is filled with the conductive paste when a ground line is formed as a second printed circuit on the base material at the same time as the signal line is formed.

US Pat. No. 10,485,103

ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS ATTACHED TO FABRIC

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An item, comprising:fabric having a conductive strand;
an electrical component electrically connected to the conductive strand, wherein the electrical component has a recess interposed between first and second portions of the electrical component, wherein electrical current passes through the first and second portions, and wherein the conductive strand passes through the recess in the electrical component; and
a protective cover that encapsulates at least part of the electrical component.

US Pat. No. 10,485,100

CIRCUIT BOARD AND DISPLAY SYSTEM

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A display system comprising:a display device comprising:
a display portion; and
a curvature control mechanism comprising a plurality of electromagnets provided along an end of the display portion, the plurality of electromagnets comprising a first electromagnet, a second electromagnet, and a third electromagnet;
a distance data detection sensor configured to detect a distance data between a user and the distance data detection sensor; and
a curvature control circuit configured to control a curvature of the display device on a basis of the distance data by controlling operation of the curvature control mechanism,
wherein:
the first electromagnet and the second electromagnet are in a first row and are directly adjacent to each other,
a first axis passes through a midpoint of the first electromagnet and a midpoint of the second electromagnet,
the first electromagnet is electrically connected to a first wiring,
the second electromagnet is electrically connected to a second wiring that is different from the first wiring so that a direction of current flowing in the second electromagnet is able to be changed independently of the first electromagnet,
the third electromagnet is in a second row,
a center axis of the third electromagnet passes through a midpoint of a distance between the first electromagnet and the second electromagnet, and
the center axis is orthogonal to the first axis.

US Pat. No. 10,485,096

DIFFERENTIAL TRACE PAIR SYSTEM

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A differential trace pair system, comprising:a board including a board structure having a first board structure member, a second board structure member, a third board structure member, and a fourth board structure member; and
a differential trace pair that is provided in the board and that includes:
a first differential trace included on the board and extending between the first board structure member and the third board structure member;
a second differential trace included on the board and extending between the second board structure member and the fourth board structure member; and
a serpentine region of the differential trace pair that includes:
a first portion and a second portion in which:
the first differential trace and the second differential trace each have a first width;
the first differential trace and the second differential trace are substantially parallel; and
the first differential trace and the second differential trace are spaced apart by a first differential trace pair spacing; and
a third portion that is located between and electrically coupled to the first portion and the second portion and in which;
the second differential trace includes a second width that is greater than both the first width and a third width of a first differential trace section of the first differential trace that is included in the third portion and that has substantially the same length as a second differential trace section of the second differential trace that has the second width;
the first differential trace and the second differential trace are substantially parallel; and
the first differential trace and the second differential trace are spaced apart by a second differential trace pair spacing that is greater than the first differential trace pair spacing.

US Pat. No. 10,485,064

DEVICES, METHODS, AND SYSTEMS FOR ALTERNATING CURRENT CIRCUITS FOR AIRFIELD LIGHTING

Honeywell International I...

1. A system for alternating current circuits for airfield lighting, comprising:a circuit comprising an isolation transformer;
a protection hardware circuit coupled to the isolation transformer, wherein the protection hardware circuit prevents a voltage between an electrical contact of the circuit and a ground contact from meeting or exceeding a threshold voltage, and wherein the protection hardware circuit includes a circulating path through a normally open (N/O) relay contact for load sensing logic, and wherein the protection hardware circuit includes a load sensor to determine when a load is decoupled from the protection hardware circuit; and
the load coupled to the protection hardware circuit to receive electrical energy from the isolation transformer.

US Pat. No. 10,485,055

LIGHTING APPARATUS INCLUDING FUNCTION CONFIGURATION SWITCH MODULE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM HAVING PROGRAM RECORDED THEREON FOR EXECUTING SAME

SAMJIN LND CO., LTD, Hwa...

1. A lighting apparatus including a function configuration switch module, the apparatus comprising:a lighting module installed in a predetermined indoor space and emitting light;
a lighting driving module applying driving power to the lighting module;
a communication module performing data communication with an external lighting control device or a sever;
a storage module storing a program that controls an operation of the lighting module, data generated by executing the program, and unique identification information of the lighting apparatus;
a function configuration switch module for configuring access to a wireless mesh network via a function configuration switch; and
a control module controlling an operation of the lighting driving module such that the driving power is applied to the lighting module according to the program stored in the storage module by being provided with a lighting control signal output from the external lighting control device or the server through the communication module, and controls such that the unique identification information of the lighting apparatus stored in the storage module, and a signal for bridge setting or releasing are transmitted through the communication module according to the switching function selection signal output from the function configuration switch module.

US Pat. No. 10,485,053

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRE-EMPTING EVOLVED NODE B CONTROL PLANE COLLISIONS

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWO...

1. A method for preempting simultaneous control plane (“C-Plane”) load collisions from simultaneous user equipment (“UE”) releases on a group call, the method comprising:determining, by an Evolved Node B (“eNB”), whether at least one of a plurality of UEs has data activity, wherein each UE in the group call is included in LTE cells that use an identical C-Plane processing pool;
determining, by the eNB, whether a simultaneous C-Plane UE release condition has been met for the plurality of UEs;
generating randomized values; and
setting, by the eNB, an inactivity timer countdown value for each of the plurality of UEs using the generated randomized values over a first time interval for the inactivity timer countdown value.

US Pat. No. 10,485,048

TDM TRANSMISSION FOR INTER-RAT DUAL CONNECTIVITY UE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A user equipment device (UE), comprising:at least one antenna;
at least one radio, wherein the at least one radio is configured to perform cellular communication using a first radio access technology (RAT);
one or more processors coupled to the at least one radio, wherein the one or more processors and the at least one radio are configured to perform voice and/or data communications;
wherein the one or more processors are configured to cause the UE to:
establish a first wireless link with a first cell according to the first RAT and a second wireless link with a second cell according to a second RAT, wherein the first cell operates in a first system bandwidth, and wherein the second cell operates in a second system bandwidth;
transmit a first indication that the UE supports uplink (UL) sharing for one or more of a first or second system bandwidths to one of a first or second cells, wherein the first and second system bandwidths are at least partially overlapping;
provide, to one of the first cell or the second cell, binary information indicating one of no retuning time needed and retuning time needed; and
receive, from one or more of the first or second cells, an allocation of first uplink resources associated with the first RAT and an allocation of second uplink resources associated with the second RAT, wherein the allocations correspond to using time division multiplexing (TDM) for uplink data transmissions for the first RAT and the second RAT according to the first and second uplink resources.

US Pat. No. 10,485,044

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, USER TERMINAL, AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication control method, comprising:receiving, by a user terminal, from a base station in a serving cell of a first Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN), first information including information of available radio resources for directly receiving, by the user terminal, a discovery signal in a frequency of the serving cell;
receiving, by the user terminal, second information transmitted by a System Information Block (SIB) from another base station in another cell having another frequency different from the frequency of the serving cell, wherein the second information indicates available radio resources for directly receiving, by the user terminal, a discovery signal from another user terminal in the other frequency of the other cell of a second PLMN different from the first PLMN;
transmitting, by the user terminal, the second information received from the other base station, to the base station in the serving cell; and
directly receiving, by the user terminal, the discovery signal from the other user terminal existing in the other cell, by using the available radio resources in the second information.

US Pat. No. 10,485,033

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETECTING SMALL DATA FROM MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of data transmission by a terminal, the method comprising:generating first internet protocol (IP) data for a first packet data network (PDN) connection installed with a small data packet filter;
determining whether the first IP data satisfies a preset criterion of the small data packet filter, by determining whether a size of the first IP data is less than or equal to a predetermined size and the first IP data matches identification information of a preset service;
transmitting, in case that the first IP data satisfies the preset criterion of the small data packet filter, the first IP data through a connection management layer to a base station by using a control message;
determining, in case that the first IP does not satisfy the preset criterion of the small data packet filter, whether the first IP data matches at least one other packet filter of a precedence lower than the small data packet filter;
transmitting the first IP data by using a radio bearer, in case that the first IP data matches the at least one other packet filter;
dropping the first IP data in case that the first IP data does not match the at least one other packet filter;
generating a second IP data for a second PDN connection without the small data packet filter; and
transmitting the second IP data to the base station by using a radio bearer.

US Pat. No. 10,485,032

PROVIDING A NETWORK GATEWAY FOR USER DEVICES

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A device, comprising:one or more memory devices to store instructions;
one or more processors to execute the instructions to:
determine that a gateway establishment condition is satisfied,
the gateway establishment condition relating to a condition of a network associated with determining whether to utilize a user device as a gateway user device;
transmit an offer for compensation to a first user device;
select, based on receiving an acceptance of the offer for compensation, the first user device from a set of user devices to establish a gateway connection,
the first user device being selected based upon a set of selection criteria,
the first user device being connected to a base station,
the first user device being capable of establishing the gateway connection,
the first user device being capable of switching between a primary connection mode and a gateway mode,
the primary connection mode relating to when the first user device is connected to the base station and not being utilized to provide a gateway connection to a second user device, and
the gateway mode relating to when the first user device is being utilized to provide the gateway connection to the second user device,
the gateway connection being an ad hoc network connection between the second user device and the first user device that facilitates transfer of network traffic from the second user device to the base station via the first user device,
the ad hoc network connection being a wireless local area network connection, and
the first user device to provide, via the ad hoc network connection, information identifying available bandwidth via the gateway connection, information identifying a signal strength of a connection with the base station, and information identifying a maximum quantity of second user devices that may connect based on a predetermined threshold of connections,
 the information identifying the available bandwidth via the gateway connection, the signal strength of the signal strength of the connection with the base station, and the maximum quantity of second user devices that may connect being detectable by other second user devices;
cause the gateway mode to be activated on the first user device based on selecting the first user device,
the gateway mode being associated with the first user device providing the gateway connection; and
transmit instructions to facilitate the second user device utilizing the gateway connection to transfer network traffic to the base station via the first user device,
the instructions including credential information,
the credential information including:
 information identifying the gateway connection, and
 information identifying a password for accessing the gateway connection,
the first user device receiving the network traffic from the second user device via the wireless local area network connection, and
the first user device routing the network traffic from the second user device to the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,485,013

V2X MESSAGE TRANSMISSION METHOD PERFORMED BY TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND TERMINAL USING SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting information related to a vehicle-to-X (V2X) communication in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) and comprising:determining a priority of the information related to the V2X communication;
selecting a transmission time interval (TTI) based on the priority; and
transmitting the information related to the V2X communication based on the selected TTI,
wherein, when the information related to the V2X communication is information having a high priority, a first TTI is selected,
wherein, when the information related to the V2X communication is information having a lower priority than the information having the high priority, a second TTI is selected,
wherein a resource element of the first TTI is K times longer than a resource element of the second TTI in terms of a frequency, and
wherein the resource element of the first TTI is 1/K times shorter than the resource element of the second TTI in terms of a time,
where K is a positive integer other than 0.

US Pat. No. 10,485,012

METHOD FOR PERFORMING D2D OPERATION BY TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND TERMINAL USING SAME METHOD

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing a first Device-to-Device (D2D) operation and a second D2D operation in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) and comprising:determining priorities of the first D2D operation and the second D2D operation when the first D2D operation is performed on a first carrier and the second D2D operation is performed on a second carrier simultaneously; and
performing the first D2D operation and the second D2D operation simultaneously in a same time domain based on the priorities,
wherein a first coverage status of the UE on the first carrier is different from a second coverage status of the UE on the second carrier, and
wherein, when the first coverage status is in-coverage, the second coverage status is out-of-coverage, and
when the first coverage status is the out-of-coverage, the second coverage status is the in-coverage.

US Pat. No. 10,483,997

CIRCUIT FOR FREQUENCY TO TIME DOMAIN CONVERSION

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A method for frequency to time domain conversion, comprising:receiving a set of frequency domain samples;
generating, based on the set of frequency domain samples:
a first sample subset comprising a predetermined fraction of the number of samples of the set of frequency domain samples; and
a second sample subset comprising the predetermined fraction of the number of samples of the set of frequency domain samples;
applying a linear phase rotation to the first sample subset and the second sample subset to produce a phase rotated first sample set and a phase rotated second sample subset;
post-processing the phase rotated first sample set to generate a first set of time domain samples;
post-processing the phase rotated second sample set to generate a second set of time domain samples; and
reordering the first set of time domain samples and the second set of time domain samples to produce an output set of time domain samples.

US Pat. No. 10,483,996

TIME SKEW CALIBRATION OF TIME-INTERLEAVED ANALOG TO DIGITAL CONVERTERS

XILINX, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A clock skew calibration apparatus comprising:an array of N time-interleaved analog-to-digital converters (TIADCs) receiving an analog input signal and configured to generate a stream of originating samples in a digital format, wherein the stream rate of the generated stream is one sample per period of an overall sampling clock (sclk) having a sampling frequency fS, and wherein the TIADCs are configured to receive an array of sampling clocks each having an individual sampling frequency of substantially fS/N; and,
a time skew extractor circuit comprising:
a summer circuit operatively coupled to receive the generated sample stream and a stream of delayed samples of the generated sample stream, wherein the summer circuit is configured to sum two consecutive samples from the generated sample stream; and,
a first absolute value circuit operatively coupled to the summer circuit, wherein the first absolute value circuit is operatively coupled to produce an array of clock error signals as a function of the summed consecutive samples of the generated sample stream.

US Pat. No. 10,480,979

FLOW METERS, FLOW METER CARTRIDGES, AND RELATED METHODS

Agilent Technologies, Inc...

10. A flow meter, comprising:a mainframe comprising a receptacle; and
a cartridge comprising a cartridge housing enclosing a cartridge interior, and configured for removable installation in the mainframe, a fluid inlet configured for conducting fluid from outside the cartridge housing to the cartridge interior, a chamber disposed in the cartridge interior, a chamber inlet communicating with the chamber, a flow sensor disposed in the cartridge interior and configured for measuring fluid flow rate into the chamber, and a fluid outlet, wherein:
the flow sensor comprises a displacement transducer disposed in the chamber;
the cartridge defines a flow path through the fluid inlet, through the chamber inlet, to the chamber, and toward the fluid outlet; and
the cartridge is movable through the receptacle between an uninstalled position at which the cartridge is unengaged with the mainframe, and an installed position at which the cartridge is engaged with the mainframe.

US Pat. No. 10,477,764

CROP HARVESTING MACHINE INCLUDING RETRACTABLE SENSOR FINGERS WITH ADJUSTABLE GROUND PRESSURE AND HEADER TILT CONTROL

MacDon Industries Ltd.

1. crop harvesting machine comprising:a harvester frame having longitudinally opposed first and second ends supported for movement across ground having a crop thereon to be harvested;
a drive system mounted on the harvester frame for propelling the harvester frame in one of a plurality of drive conditions across the ground;
a cab mounted on the harvester frame for an operator;
a header mounted at the first end of the harvester frame comprising a header frame with a main rear frame member and a plurality of forwardly extending frame members each supported by the main rear frame member, and an elongate cutter bar connected to the forward end of the forwardly extending frame members so as to be arranged along a front edge of the header frame for cutting the crop;
a height control system for controlling a height of the header relative to the ground, the height control system comprising:
a sensor assembly arranged to determine height of the cutter bar above the ground, the sensor assembly including (i) a sensor finger which is elongate between a top portion of the finger pivotally supported on the header and a bottom portion of the finger distal from the top portion such that the sensor finger is movable between a working position in which the finger depends from the top portion below the header frame to the bottom portion of the finger which is spaced below the header frame for engaging the ground and following contours of the ground and a raised position in which said bottom portion of the sensor finger is in close proximity to a bottom of the header frame and (ii) a position sensor arranged to generate an output signal corresponding to the height of the header relative to the ground based upon a position of the sensor finger;
a lift linkage operable between the header frame and the harvester frame to raise and lower the header frame relative to the harvester frame responsive to the output signal of the position sensor to position the cutter bar at a prescribed height;
a controller arranged to generate a lift signal; and
a sensor positioning assembly including an actuator operatively connected between the header frame and the sensor finger below the header frame and being operatively coupled to the controller so as to be arranged to lift the sensor finger from the working position to the raised position responsive to the lift signal from the controller.

US Pat. No. 10,485,114

ENGAGING STRUCTURE AND DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

INNOLUX CORPORATION, Mia...

1. A display device, comprising:a display panel, a backlight module and a housing, the display panel and the backlight module disposed in an accommodating space of the housing, the housing comprising a frame, a rear plate and a plurality of assembling modules, wherein an inner surface of the frame is assembled with an outer surface of a side of the rear plate through one of the plurality of assembling modules to create the accommodating space, and one of the plurality of assembling modules comprises:
an engaging structure disposed on the inner surface of the frame, and the engaging structure comprising a base, a first positioning element, and a second positioning element, wherein the first positioning element comprises a connecting portion, a guiding portion, and a baffle portion disposed therebetween, and the guiding portion is bent toward the accommodating space; and
an accommodating hole and a guiding structure disposed at the side of the rear plate, the accommodating hole disposed correspondingly to the second positioning element of the engaging structure for engaging, the guiding structure bent toward the accommodating space, and the guiding structure disposed correspondingly to the accommodating hole for guiding the second positioning element to the accommodating hole.

US Pat. No. 10,485,098

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT DEVICE

SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIE...

1. An electronic component device comprising:a wiring board comprising:
a core substrate having a first surface and a second surface;
a first multilayer wiring layer disposed on the first surface of the core substrate, the first multilayer wiring layer comprising an insulating layer and a plurality of pads exposed from the insulating layer;
a second multilayer wiring layer disposed on the second surface of the core substrate;
an electronic component module comprising:
an insulating base material comprising a first insulating base material layer and a second insulating base material layer, wherein the second insulating base material layer is disposed on a first surface of the first insulating base material layer with a second surface of the second insulating base material layer facing the first surface of the first insulating base material layer, a first surface of the second insulating base material layer is opposite to the second surface of the second insulating base material layer, and a second surface of the first insulating base material layer is opposite to the first surface of the first insulating base material layer and defines a surface of the electronic component module;
an electronic component embedded in the first insulating base material layer of the insulating base material, wherein an electrode of the electronic component is exposed from the second surface of the first insulating base material layer, and the first insulating base material layer has an opening portion which is formed in a region outside the electronic component;
a wiring layer comprising a wiring portion formed on the first surface of the first insulating base material layer and a second wiring layer disposed on the first surface of the second insulating base material layer;
a columnar conductor which is connected to the wiring portion and embedded in the opening portion;
a plurality of connection terminals each connected to a corresponding one of the pads, wherein at least one of the plurality of connection terminals is electrically connected to the electrode of the electronic component, and at least one of the plurality of connection terminals is electrically connected to the columnar conductor;
a solder resist layer formed on the first surface of the second insulating base material layer, the solder resist layer having a solder resist layer opening portion defined therethrough, the solder resist layer opening portion exposing a portion of the second wiring layer from the solder resist layer; and
a sealing resin provided between the insulating base material of the electronic component module and the wiring board such that an entirety of the insulating base material of the electronic component module is spaced from the insulating layer of the wiring board with the sealing resin disposed therebetween,
wherein a content rate of filler contained in the sealing resin is higher than that of filler contained in the insulating layer and that of filler contained in the insulating base material wherein a content rate of electrically nonconductive filler contained in the sealing resin is higher than that of electrically nonconductive filler contained in the insulating layer and that of electrically nonconductive tiller contained in the insulating base material; and
wherein the content rate of electrically nonconductive filler contained in the insulating layer and the content rate of electrically nonconductive filler contained in the insulating base material are greater than zero.

US Pat. No. 10,485,087

PORTABLE INFORMATION TERMINAL, BEAM IRRADIATION SYSTEM, AND PROGRAM

HITACHI HIGH-TECH SCIENCE...

1. A portable information terminal separate from a charged particle beam irradiation apparatus for performing processing of a sample by irradiating the sample with a charged particle beam, the portable information terminal comprising:a display controller causing a display unit to display an image containing a graphical user interface (GUI) capable of operating a first operation item based on operation by a user, the first operation item being a part of operation items among a plurality of operation items operable in the charged particle beam irradiation apparatus; and
an output controller causing an output unit to output an output of a type according to the first operation item assigned to the GUI operated by the user, wherein
different first operation items are assigned to the GUI, and
the output unit is a speaker, and the output controller causes the output unit to output an audible sound of the type as the output of the type.

US Pat. No. 10,485,086

SINGLE OR MULTI-PART INSULATING COMPONENT FOR A PLASMA TORCH, PARTICULARLY A PLASMA CUTTING TORCH, AND ASSEMBLIES AND PLASMA TORCHES HAVING THE SAME

Kjellberg-Stiftung, Fins...

1. A plasma torch including:an electrode
a nozzle; and
a plasma gas conveying part arranged between the electrode and the nozzle, the plasma gas conveying part comprising:
a first part and a second part; and
an inner face adjacent a cavity located in the plasma gas conveying part;
wherein at least a portion of the first part and at least a portion of the second part are arranged concentrically to one another;
wherein the plasma gas conveying part additionally includes a third part;
wherein the first part is arranged between the second part and the third part;
wherein the third part has the same thermal and electrical properties as the second part;
wherein at least a portion of the first part and at least a portion of the third part are arranged concentrically to one another; and
wherein at least a portion of the second part and at least a portion of the third part are arranged concentrically to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,485,084

STATIC ELIMINATOR

Alpha Innovation, Inc., ...

1. A protective ionizing laminate (PIL) static eliminating device that comprises:a) at least two laminate layers comprising a first laminate layer and a second laminate layer, wherein the first laminate layer, the second laminate layer, or both has a thickness ranging between about 5 ?m to about 300 ?m;
b) a plurality of electrically conductive or static dissipative material or microfibers, wherein the plurality of electrically conductive or static dissipative material or microfibers forms a pattern;
c) a ground in communication with the electrically conductive or static dissipative material or microfibers;
wherein the at least two laminate layers are laminated together with the electrically conductive or static dissipative material or microfibers and at least a portion of the ground positioned there between, to thereby form a laminated enclosure; and
d) an edge cut into the laminated enclosure exposing the plurality of electrically conductive or static dissipative material or microfibers to create an edge of ionizing points, to thereby obtain a PIL static eliminating device, wherein the plurality of electrically conductive or static dissipative material or microfibers is encased by the two laminate layers except for the edge of ionizing points, wherein the diameter of the ionizing points ranges from between about 100 nm to 50 ?m;wherein air between the ionizing points and charged material passing by or near the PIL static eliminating device is sufficiently ionized to remove or reduce static charge from the passing material.

US Pat. No. 10,485,081

MONITORING SYSTEM, ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, AND MONITORING SYSTEM CONTROL METHOD

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A monitoring system comprising:lighting equipment to be turned on by means of main power;
a remote control device configured to turn off the lighting equipment;
a battery configured to supply reserve power;
a sensor configured to perform predetermined measurement by means of the main power;
a detector configured to detect whether or not supply of the main power has been stopped by operation of a predetermined switch, and generate a detection result; and
a communicator configured to transmit the detection result by means of the reserve power in a case where the supply of the main power has been stopped.

US Pat. No. 10,485,079

CENTRALIZED CONTROLLER INTERFACE, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR CONFIGURING DEVICES IN A LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM

Douglas Lighting Controls...

1. A method of configuring a device of a lighting control system, the method comprising:providing a configuration interface by a centralized controller of the lighting control system;
receiving device configuration information via the configuration interface, wherein the device configuration information comprises a device type;
placing a communication network of the lighting control system into a programming mode, wherein one or more elements are caused to flash for each of one or more devices coupled to the lighting control system and matching the received device type;
detecting a programming request received from a first device of the one or more devices coupled to the lighting control system and matching the received device type; and
transmitting configuration data representing at least a portion of the received device configuration information from the centralized controller to the first device.

US Pat. No. 10,485,076

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATICALLY CONTROLLING ILLUMINATION BASED ON ILLUMINANCE CONTRIBUTION

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. An illumination control method of an automatic illumination control apparatus including an illuminance calculator, a contribution calculator, and a luminance calculator, the illumination control method comprising:calculating, by the illuminance calculator, illuminances of a plurality of lighting apparatuses on at least one flat target surface on the basis of information regarding the lighting apparatuses stored in a database and flat target surface information received from a user;
calculating, by the contribution calculator, an illuminance contribution of each of the lighting apparatuses on the at least one flat target surface on the basis of the illuminances of the lighting apparatuses on the at least one flat target surface; and
calculating, by the luminance calculator, a luminance value of each of the lighting apparatuses on the basis of a target illuminance received from the user and the illuminance contribution of each of the lighting apparatuses to thereby control a luminance of each of the lighting apparatuses for luminance of the lighting apparatuses.

US Pat. No. 10,485,075

AUTOMOTIVE LAMP WITH COMPENSATION OF THE LUMINOUS FLUX OF THE LIGHT SOURCE

VALEO ILUMINACION, Marto...

1. An automotive lamp comprising:a light source driven by an electric current; and
an electronic circuit configured to modify the electric current driving the light source; wherein
the electronic circuit comprises a plurality of discrete analog electronic components;
the electronic circuit is configured:
to modify the electric current driving the light source so as to drive the light source with a first electric current IL1 or with a second electric current IL2;
to switch from the first electric current IL1 to the second electric current IL2 when a temperature T of the light source increases and exceeds a first temperature level TL1inc (330); and
to switch from the second electric current IL2 to the first electric current IL1 when the temperature T increases and exceeds a second temperature level TL2inc;
the second electric current IL2 is greater than the first electric current IL1; and
the second temperature level TL2inc is greater than the first temperature level TL1inc.

US Pat. No. 10,485,060

FOOD PROCESSING APPARATUS

1. An apparatus, comprising:a food processor, comprising:
a food processor housing, wherein the food processor housing comprises a first food processor housing section and a second food processor housing section, wherein the first food processor housing section houses an electric motor, and further wherein the second food processor housing section is elongate in shape and houses at least a portion of a rotating member, wherein the second food processor housing section has a first end portion and a second end portion, and further wherein the first end portion of the second food processor housing section is connected or attached to the first food processor housing section;
a food processing attachment, wherein the food processing attachment contains at least one food processing element, wherein the food processing attachment is connected to or attached to the second end portion of the second food processor housing section, and further wherein the rotating member is mechanically connected or coupled to the food processing attachment; and
a plate, wherein the plate contains an opening for receiving the second food processor housing section, wherein the second food processor housing section is capable of being slideably moved in and through the opening in the plate in both directions by moving the second food processor housing section vertically up or down through the opening in the plate during a cooking operation or during a food processing operation, and further wherein the apparatus further comprises:
a cooking pot, comprising:
a cooking pot housing;
an inner cooking pot situated within the cooking pot housing;
a heating element located at a bottom portion of an interior of the cooking pot housing or located around and against an exterior side wall of the inner cooking pot,
wherein the heating element is capable of providing heat for performing a cooking operation on or regarding a food, a food ingredient, or a liquid, and further wherein the electric motor is capable of driving a rotation of the rotating member, and further wherein the rotating member is capable of driving a rotation of the food processing attachment and the at least one food processing element in order to perform a food processing operation on or regarding the food, the food ingredient, or the liquid, prior to, during, or after, a completion of the cooking operation, and further wherein a vertical position of the at least one food processing element is moveable from a first position to a second position within the inner cooking pot during a cooking operation or during a food processing operation by slideably moving the second food processor housing section up or down through and along the opening in the plate.

US Pat. No. 10,485,054

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING NEIGHBORS IN A COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM WITH BEAMFORMING

FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, I...

1. A method for operating a first transmit-receive point (TRP), the method comprising:receiving, by the first TRP, a first measurement report from a user equipment (UE), the first measurement report including an identifier of a second TRP, the second TRP being absent from a neighbor list configuration of the first TRP;
requesting, by the first TRP, a second measurement report from the UE, the second measurement report to include automatic neighbor relation (ANR) information associated with the second TRP, the ANR information including beam specific information;
receiving, by the first TRP from the UE, the second measurement report including a first subset of the ANR information, the first subset of the ANR information comprising at least one of a receive beam identifier used by the UE to receive transmissions from the second TRP, orientation information of the UE, or beamforming parameters of the second TRP; and
determining, by the first TRP, a neighbor configuration with the second TRP in accordance with the first subset of the ANR information.

US Pat. No. 10,485,022

EFFICIENT SIGNALING OVER ACCESS CHANNEL

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, the method comprising:determining an estimate of channel quality based at least in part on at least a metric of an observed transmission;
determining a terminal requirement associated with data available for transmission;
selecting a group of access sequences from a plurality of groups of access sequences based at least in part on the determined terminal requirement and comparing the determined estimate of channel quality to a range of channel quality values; and
transmitting an access sequence selected from the selected group of access sequences.

US Pat. No. 10,484,560

IMAGE CAPTURING METHOD CAPABLE OF ARRANGING A PLURALITY OF REGION IMAGES AND IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICE USING THE SAME

AVISION INC., Hsinchu (T...

1. An image capturing method, comprising:receiving a paper sheet having a plurality of regions by an image capturing device;
providing a user interface by the image capturing device, wherein there is a fold mark formed between every two adjacent regions, and the paper sheet has a plurality of the fold marks;
setting an arrangement regulation of the regions in response to an operation of a user to the user interface;
capturing a plurality of region images of the regions of the paper sheet by the image capturing device; and
arranging the region images by the image capturing device according to the arrangement regulation.

US Pat. No. 10,484,079

TERRESTRIAL BASED HIGH SPEED DATA COMMUNICATIONS MESH NETWORK

SMARTSKY NETWORKS LLC, M...

1. An airborne communication node configured to receive high speed wirelessly transmitted data communications on an in-flight aircraft, comprising:a receiver station disposed on the in-flight aircraft, the receiver station configured to communicate with at least one of a plurality of ground transmission stations, the ground transmission stations being located such that at least some of the ground transmission stations are within overlapping communications range of respective other ones of the ground transmission stations, the ground transmission stations being configured to communicate with the receiver station to provide a high speed data communications link continuous and uninterrupted in time with the receiver station employing a wireless radio access network protocol,
wherein the high speed data communications link is maintained continuous and uninterrupted in time while the in-flight aircraft is within a coverage area provided by one of the plurality of ground transmission stations and as the in-flight aircraft moves from the coverage area provided by the one of the plurality of ground transmission stations to a coverage area provided by another of the plurality of ground transmission stations, and
wherein the high speed data communications link is maintained continuous and uninterrupted in time while the in-flight aircraft is experiencing Doppler shift due to speeds greater than 100 miles per hour.

US Pat. No. 10,484,067

METHOD AND DEVICE IN UE AND BASE STATION USED FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

SHANGHAI LANGBO COMMUNICA...

1. A method in a User Equipment (UE) for wireless communication, comprising:receiving a target radio signal; and
transmitting first information on a target channel;
wherein a channel measurement for the target radio signal is used for triggering the transmission of the first information; the target channel is a first type of physical layer channel or a second type of physical layer channel; if the target channel is the first type of physical layer channel, the transmission of the first information on the target channel is counted into a number of transmission times of the first information; otherwise, the number of transmission times of the first information is unrelated to the transmission of the first information on the target channel; the number of transmission times of the first information, when reaching K, is used for triggering a transmission of a second information, different from the first information, to a high layer, wherein K is a positive integer.

US Pat. No. 10,482,869

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NOISE CANCELLATION IN EMERGENCY RESPONSE VEHICLES

WHELEN ENGINEERING COMPAN...

20. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium having computer readable program instructions, the computer readable program instructions read and executed by at least one processor for performing a method for noise cancellation in a vehicle, the method comprises: determining a waveform of a first sound wave at a first location; calculating another waveform of the first sound wave at a second location of an operator based on the waveform of the first sound wave at the first location and a first distance between the first location and the second location; generating at least one control signal based on the determined another waveform of the first sound wave at the second location, and generating, using a sound generator positioned at a third location, a second sound wave based on the at least one control signal, wherein a waveform of the second sound wave are formed to cancel out the first sound wave at the second location, and wherein the first sound wave is generated by a noise source, wherein the generating at least, one control signal based on the determined another waveform of the first sound wave at the second location comprises: determining an angle at which the first sound wave enters into a cabin of the vehicle through a surface; calculating the another waveform of the first sound wave at the second location based on the determined angle, wherein when the determined angle gets closer to 90 degrees with respect to the surface of the vehicle, the amplitude of the first sound wave after passing through the surface of the vehicle becomes increased, and wherein when the determined angle gets farther away from the 90 degrees with respect to the surface of the vehicle, the amplitude of the first sound wave after passing through the surface of the vehicle becomes decreased.

US Pat. No. 10,482,614

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REGISTRATION VERIFICATION

ELBIT SYSTEMS LTD., Haif...

1. A method for verifying registration of a model of an internal body part with the internal body part in a reference coordinate system, said model and said internal body part previously registered in said reference coordinate system, said internal body part being at least partially unseen directly by a user, the method comprising the procedures of:continuously determining a position and orientation of a head mounted display in said reference coordinate system;
determining a display location of at least one virtual marker according to the expected position of a respective at least one reference point relative to said head mounted display, said at least one reference point being directly visible to said user, the position of said at least one reference point in said reference coordinate system is predetermined;
displaying said at least one virtual marker according to said display location,
wherein, when said model and said internal body part are effectively registered, said at least one reference point and said corresponding at least one virtual marker appears visually in alignment,
wherein when said model and said internal body part effectively fall out of registration, said at least one reference point and corresponding virtual marker appear visually out of alignment.

US Pat. No. 10,482,568

INFORMATION PROCESSOR AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An information processor, comprising:a communication circuit configured to receive encoded image data;
a decoder configured to:
decode the encoded image data received by the communication circuit;
associate a first time with each of a plurality of decoded image frames of the decoded image data; and
output decoded image data based on the decode of the encoded image data;
a memory configured to store:
the plurality of decoded image frames of the decoded image data output by the decoder;
a preceding stored image of the plurality of decoded image frames as a preceding queue of a plurality of queues;
a succeeding stored image of the plurality of decoded image frames as a succeeding queue of the plurality of queues; and
metadata that includes the first time at which each of the plurality of decoded image frames is input to the memory, and transmission frame rate information of each of the plurality of decoded image frames, wherein each of the plurality of decoded image frames is input to the memory at the first time after the decode of the encoded image data; and
a display control circuit configured to:
determine an elapsed time from the first time as a waiting time based on the stored metadata;
compare the waiting time and a buffering time in each of the plurality of queues based on the preceding stored image and the succeeding stored image, wherein the buffering time is a time required to store data in the memory;
select one of the plurality of decoded image frames as an output image for display, wherein the selected one of the plurality of decoded image frames corresponds to a newest queue among the plurality of queues in which the waiting time exceeds the buffering time; and
control a display unit to display the output image based on the transmission frame rate information.

US Pat. No. 10,480,996

LIGHT FIXTURE WITH INTEGRATED SENSOR

IDEAL Industries Lighting...

1. A lighting fixture comprising:a light source;
a housing coupled to the light source and comprising an opening through which light generated by the light source is emitted towards an area of interest having a plurality of sub-areas, wherein an exposed surface of the housing reflects the light such that the housing appears a first color;
a light sensor, wherein data collected at the light sensor is used to control the light source; and
a sensor cover over the light sensor and coupled to the housing, the sensor cover comprising:
a front surface that reflects light within a first sub-band of a visual light band and transmits light within at least a second sub-band of the visual light band such that the sensor cover appears a second color, which is substantially similar to the first color based at least in part on reflectance within the first sub-band; and
a light focusing surface opposite the front surface and comprising a plurality of lens sections, each of the lens sections configured to focus light from each sub-area of the plurality of sub-areas of the area of interest to the light sensor such that, in combination, the plurality of lens sections provide information to the light sensor about an entire area of the area of interest, where the sensor cover has an average transmittance greater than 10% within the visual light band.

US Pat. No. 10,480,684

SUPPORTING DEVICE, LAYING VESSEL, AND LAUNCH METHOD FOR LAYING A PIPELINE ON THE BED OF A BODY OF WATER

Saipem S.p.A., San Donat...

12. A method of laying a pipeline on a bed of a body of water, said method comprising:supporting a frame of a supporting device via a floating body connected to a connecting mechanism of a variable geometry, said connecting mechanism comprising two arms hinged to the frame and to the floating body to form an articulated quadrilateral,
slideably connecting the frame to a pipeline between a laying vessel and the bed of the body of water;
defining a distance between the floating body and a longitudinal axis of the pipeline to apply an amount of torque to a portion of the pipeline.

US Pat. No. 10,480,357

VARIABLE VALVE TRAIN

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...

1. A variable valve train of an internal combustion engine, comprising:two camshafts rotatably supported in a cylinder head of the internal combustion engine;
a crankshaft for the engine;
cylindrical cam carriers coaxially surrounding the camshafts, respectively, to be rotatable with and axially slidable relative to the camshafts, the cam carriers having thereon a plurality of cam lobes for operating engine valves and being different in cam profile and axially adjacent to each other; and
cam changeover mechanisms for axially shifting the cam carriers to change over the cam lobes for operating the engine valves,
wherein the cam changeover mechanisms include respectively:
changeover pins provided for advancing and retracting movements for fitting engagement with and disengagement from lead grooves formed around the cam carriers; and
changeover driving shafts provided with cam mechanisms for operating the changeover pins to advance and retract for fitting engagement with and disengagement from the lead grooves,
wherein the cam lobes are operable to act on the engine valves by way of rocker arms, and
wherein the rocker arms are rockably supported on the changeover driving shafts.