US Pat. No. 10,510,504

FORCE AMPLIFIED LOW PRESSURE DEPTH ACTIVATED SWITCH

Eagle Technology, LLC, M...

1. A submersible switch, comprising:an internal switch disposed in a body of the submersible switch;
a cap rotatably coupled to the body and having a semi-rigid top wall that
deflects towards a center of the submersible switch when hydrostatic pressure is applied thereto, and
directly applies a pushing force onto an actuator of the internal switch so as to cause an operational state change of the submersible switch;
wherein the body comprises a protruding portion located in proximity to the semi-rigid top wall of the cap; and
wherein a distance between the protruding portion of the body and the semi-rigid top wall of the cap is selected so that the semi-rigid top wall remains exclusively in an elastic region of a curve representing the semi-rigid top walls stress-strain relationship while the submersible switch is in use at any given depth.

US Pat. No. 10,509,001

DEVICE FOR THE NMR ANALYSIS OF SUBSTANCES IN A SAMPLE, RESPIRATORY GAS ANALYSIS DEVICE, FUEL SENSOR AND METHOD

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A device for analysis of substances in a sample based on a measurement of magnetic nuclear spin resonances, comprising:a magnetic field device configured to generate a magnetic field; and
at least one magnetic field sensor configured to detect magnetic resonances induced in the sample by the magnetic field, the at least one magnetic field sensor including at least one sensitive component having diamond structures, the diamond structures including nitrogen vacancy centers,
wherein the at least one sensitive component has needle structures or tube structures configured for surface enlargement.

US Pat. No. 10,511,605

METHOD FOR SECURING ELECTRONIC DATA BY RESTRICTING ACCESS AND TRANSMISSION OF THE DATA

Bottomline Technologies (...

1. A system for securing electronic data, the system comprising:a non-transitory computer readable medium of an accessing device storing an executable program configured to be executable by a processor of the accessing device; and
a non-transitory computer readable medium of a host device storing a data structure, the data structure comprising:
an identifier;
embedded data accessible only by first executing the executable program, wherein:
the executable program when executed determines if the accessing device attempting to access the embedded data has permission to access the embedded data;
if the accessing device is determined not to have permission to access the embedded data, the executable program destroys the embedded data; and
if the accessing device is determined to have permission to access the embedded data, the executable program allows the host device to access the embedded data; and
a sensor device positioned between a receiving device and the host device to detect the data structure when transmitted from the host device to the receiving device outside of the predefined area, wherein, during the transmission of data, the sensor device is configured to:
receive the data structure during transmission from the host device to the receiving device;
detect the identifier of the received data structure;
access a permission table associating each of a plurality of identifiers with a permission regarding transmission and determine a permission associated with the identifier;
when the permission associated with the identifier indicates that the data structure is permitted to be transmitted to the receiving device, transmit the received data structure to the receiving device; and
when the permission associated with the identifier indicates that the data structure is not permitted to be transmitted to the receiving device, destroy the embedded data by overwriting the embedded data.

US Pat. No. 10,507,483

COATING METHOD AND CORRESPONDING COATING INSTALLATION

1. A method for coating components, comprising:moving an application device along a pre-determined coating path over a component surface to be coated,
applying a coating medium stream with the application device onto the component surface while the application device is moved over the component surface, wherein the coating medium stream is rotationally asymmetrical relative to its stream axis and generates on the component surface an elongate spray pattern with a longitudinal direction, and
rotating the application device about the stream axis relative to the coating path during the movement of the application device along the coating path, wherein rotation of the application device changes the angular position of the longitudinal direction of the spray pattern relative to a path transverse direction
the application device is rotated about the stream axis through a rotation angle between the longitudinal direction of the spray pattern and the path transverse direction in order to achieve a desired path width,
the application device is moved at a movement speed along the coating path, the application device applies the coating medium with a coating medium flow, at least one of the movement speed and the coating medium flow is adjusted dependent upon the rotation angle to provide a desired coating layer thickness, wherein the adjustment of the movement speed of the application device dependent upon a current rotation angle of the application device is carried out in accordance with the formula:
V(?)=V0/cos(?)where V0 is the movement speed of the application device when the rotation angle between the longitudinal direction of the spray pattern and the path transverse direction is zero, ? is the current rotation angle between the longitudinal direction of the spray pattern and the path transverse direction, V(?) is the adjusted movement speed at the current rotation angle.

US Pat. No. 10,506,900

PAPER TOWEL ROLL HOLDER

1. A paper towel roll holder comprising:a clamp, an upper arm, and a lower arm;
wherein the clamp is cylindrical and is oriented vertically, defining a top and a bottom of the clamp;
wherein a gap runs longitudinally from the top to the bottom defining a first edge of the clamp and a second edge of the clamp;
wherein a diameter of the clamp is approximately the same as a diameter of a pole of a patio umbrella;
wherein the clamp is held in place by friction between the pole and an inside surface of the clamp;
wherein the gap has a width which is measured from the first edge to the second edge;
wherein the width is between ? and 1/10 of a circumference of the clamp;
wherein the upper arm is an L-shaped, flexible member;
wherein one end of the upper arm attaches to an outside surface of the clamp near the top of the clamp and at a point directly opposite the gap;
wherein the upper arm extends in a direction away from a center of the clamp for a first distance before turning and extending downwards for a second distance.

US Pat. No. 10,512,122

ELECTRICAL CARTRIDGE TYPE HEATER WITH TEMPERATURE MONITORING AND ELECTRICAL HEATER WITH TEMPERATURE MONITORING

1. An electrical cartridge heater comprising:an outer jacket with an interior space;
an electrical heating element arranged in said interior space of said outer jacket, said heating element being formed in a cylindrical shape, said electrical heating element being arranged in a meandering pattern with said meandering pattern being arranged on a circumferential surface of said cylindrical shape;
a temperature monitoring device arranged in said interior space of said outer jacket, said temperature monitoring device comprising a wire or tube arranged in a meandering pattern, said temperature monitoring device in said meandering pattern being formed in a cylindrical shape with said meandering pattern being arranged on a circumferential surface of said cylindrical shape, said cylindrical shape of said temperature monitoring device being arranged coaxial with said cylindrical shape of said electrical heating element, said cylindrical shape of said temperature monitoring device being arranged radially inside said cylindrical shape of said electrical heating element, said wire or tube being made of a material that has an electrical resistance that increases with increased temperature, with a positive temperature coefficient, or that has an electrical resistance that decreases with increased temperature, with a negative temperature coefficient, an absolute value of the temperature coefficient of the electrical resistance being greater than 800 ppm/K, between 20° C. and 105° C.;
an electrically non-conducting filler arranged between each of said outer jacket, said electrical heating element and said temperature monitoring device.

US Pat. No. 10,510,439

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING HEALTHCARE INFORMATION

UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA (US...

1. An apparatus programmed for processing healthcare information, the apparatus comprising:an electronic computer processor;
an electronic screen display operatively associated with the processor, the processor programmed for:
displaying data associated with a patient on the screen display, and
navigating from a first screen to a second screen displayed on the screen display, wherein only one screen is visible on the screen display at any point in time, in response to receiving a manual swipe on the screen display from a user; and
the processor further programmed to:
receive data from across multiple computer systems containing information associated with the selected patient data,
capture data associated with multiple events associated with the selected patient data from the multiple computer systems, wherein the events include a plurality of micro-events,
display on the screen display:
a list of providers associated with the selected patient data,
at least one graph representative of an interaction between two or more of the multiple computer systems and the selected patient data, wherein at least one of the interactions describes a relationship between a plurality of providers and the selected patient data,
data indicative of provider availability within a clinical situation involving provider data stored in the multiple computer systems,
a graphical representation of at least one latent tie associated with provider data contained in the multiple computer systems and the selected patient data, wherein the latent tie exists in a deactivated state until the latent tie is activated by receiving data indicating communication between or among at least a portion of the providers,
a graphical representation of at least one direct tie associated with provider data contained in the multiple computer systems and the selected patient data, wherein the direct ties and the latent ties are either permanent or transient for a period related to a specific episode of care, and
a graphical representation of at least one meta-event associated with occurrence of a plurality of the captured micro-event data,
follow across multiple communication platforms and adjust a preferred communication mode according to a currently utilized device associated with the selected patient data,
capture at least a portion of the patient data through multiple external interfaces associated with the multiple computer systems,
receive at least a portion of the patient data from at least one application specific listener programmed to translate application events to at least one of the external interfaces, and,
connect, through a load balanced web farm, to a highly available database through a database interface for accessing at least a portion of the patient data.

US Pat. No. 10,508,211

INK, INK CONTAINER, RECORDING DEVICE, RECORDING SET AND RECORDING METHOD

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. An ink comprising:water,
a coloring material;
an organic solvent having a solubility parameter of from 8.0 to 13.0;
an urethane resin particle; and
a metal ion,
wherein the organic solvent having the solubility parameter of from 8.0 to 13.0 has a proportion of from 10.0% by mass to 30.0% by mass to the ink,
wherein the metal ion is at least one selected from a group consisting of an alkali metal ion and an alkaline earth metal ion,
wherein the metal ion has a proportion of from 4000 mg/L to 8000 mg/L to the ink.
US Pat. No. 10,508,285

METHOD FOR SCREENING OF GENES CONFERRING INCREASED TOLERANCE TO HERBICIDES

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A method for identifying a polynucleotide encoding a polypeptide which confers herbicide tolerance to a plant as compared to a control plant, the method comprisinga. introducing and expressing in a plant a candidate polynucleotide encoding a candidate polypeptide, wherein the candidate polynucleotide is expressed transiently,
b. retrieving plant material samples of the transformed plant of a. and plant material samples of a control plant
c. contacting the samples of b. with a herbicide,
d. incubating the samples of c. in darkness
e. exposing the samples of d. to light
and
f. measuring the photosynthetic quantum yield
wherein an increase in the electron transport rate of the samples of the transformed plant as compared to the sample of the control plant is indicative for a herbicide tolerance conferring activity of said candidate polypeptide.

US Pat. No. 10,512,130

MULTI-STRING LED DRIVERS AND CURRENT SWITCHING TECHNIQUES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A circuit comprising:a first source;
a second source;
a set of drivers, each of the set of drivers comprising:
a set of first transistors, each first transistor coupled to a pulse-width modulation (PWM) signal;
a first resistor;
a second transistor, the second transistor coupled to the set of first transistors and the first resistor;
a third transistor, the third transistor coupled to the second transistor and the second source; and
an operational amplifier coupled to the second transistor; and
a set of strings of series-connected light emitting diodes (LEDs), wherein the set of strings of series-connected LEDs is coupled to the set of drivers and the first source, such that a respective one of the set of drivers is configured to connect to any one of the set of strings of series-connected LEDs.

US Pat. No. 10,507,421

FILTER ELEMENT WITH DEPRESSED SIDE PORTION

Cummins Filtration IP, In...

1. A filter element, comprising:a filter media formed in a closed loop, the closed loop defining a hollow interior extending along a longitudinal axis between a first end of the filter media and a second end of the filter media; and
an outer surface surrounding a perimeter of the filter element, the outer surface defined by a substantially circular first portion and at least one second portion, the first portion being substantially circular at a selected height of the filter media, the at least one second portion being depressed relative to a circle defined by the substantially circular first portion at the selected height, the at least one second portion being substantially flat and extending between circumferential ends of the first portion.

US Pat. No. 10,512,021

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING CONTINUOUS COMMUNICATIONS ACCESS TO SATELLITES IN GEOCENTRIC, NON-GEOSYNCHRONOUS ORBITS

Kepler Communications Inc...

1. A system for providing communications access to satellites, the system comprising:a plurality of network satellites surrounding Earth each in one of a plurality of orbital planes, each orbital plane having coplanar network satellites of the plurality of network satellites, wherein network satellites in all adjacent orbital planes traverse the respective orbital planes in opposite directions from each other,
each network satellite further includes a respective communications subsystem configured to communicate with an adjacent coplanar network satellite of the plurality of network satellites and configured to communicate with at least one external device which is external to the plurality of network satellites,
wherein the at least one external device includes at least one ground station,
wherein the at least one ground station is part of a plurality of ground stations which are inter-connected through a terrestrial communications network,
wherein each network satellite is configured to communicate with an adjacent network satellite in an adjacent orbital plane only via the at least one ground station.

US Pat. No. 10,509,047

METHOD FOR HANDLING A SAMPLE TUBE AND HANDLING DEVICE

Roche Diagnostics Operati...

1. A method for automated handling of an unaligned sample tube by a gripper apparatus, wherein the unaligned sample tube is filled with liquid to be analyzed, the method comprises:determining a position and alignment of a sample tube in a holding apparatus based on 3D spatial geometric data of the sample tube acquired by an image acquisition apparatus under control of a control apparatus; and
handling the sample tube by the gripper apparatus under control of the control apparatus, wherein the handling is based on the 3D spatial geometric sample tube position and alignment data acquired by the image acquisition apparatus and conveyed to the control apparatus and wherein upon determination by the image acquisition apparatus that the alignment of the sample tube deviates obliquely from a longitudinal bearing axis standard such that a vertical axis of the sample tube is not parallel to the longitudinal bearing axis, the control apparatus spatially manipulates the gripper apparatus based on the 3D spatial geometric sample tube position and alignment data acquired by the image acquisition apparatus so that the gripper apparatus adjusts itself spatially in order to grip the sample tube obliquely at the same non-parallel deviation from the longitudinal bearing axis standard as the sample tube.

US Pat. No. 10,507,507

ADAPTER, STRETCHER-LEVELLER AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A STRETCHER-LEVELLER

SMS group GmbH, Duesseld...

1. An adapter for a stretcher-leveler, the adapter comprising:an adapter body having an adapter side,
a handling plate disposed on the adapter side of the adapter body as an adapter-side connection element to a gripping head of a stretcher-leveler, wherein the handling plate has a handling plate thickness, the handling plate thickness lying within a nominal stretcher-leveler width,
adapter clamping elements for clamping with a clamping force a plate to be stretched, wherein the adapter clamping elements have a nominal adapter width below the handling plate thickness, and
at least one wear plate lying against an exterior face of the handling plate,
wherein the handling plate is perpendicular to a direction of the clamping force, and
wherein the handling plate has two handling plate sides, which are each freely accessible.

US Pat. No. 10,510,402

MITIGATING WRITE DISTURBANCE IN DUAL PORT 8T SRAM

Synopsys, Inc., Mountain...

1. A static random access memory (SRAM) device, the SRAM device comprising a plurality of dual-port SRAM cells arranged in rows and columns, each SRAM cell comprising:a pair of cross-coupled inverters having a first data port coupled to a first word line, a first bit line, and a first bit-complement line, and further having a second data port coupled to a second word line, a second bit line, and a second bit-complement line,
wherein the first bit line is connected to a first data terminal through a first data transmission switch responsive to a first port write signal, and to a second data terminal through, in series, a second data transmission switch responsive to a second port write signal and a first cross-connect switch responsive to a write disturb enable signal,
wherein the second bit line is connected to the second data terminal through a third data transmission switch responsive to the second port write signal, and to the first data terminal through, in series, a fourth data transmission switch responsive to the first port write signal and a second cross-connect switch responsive to the write disturb enable signal,
wherein the first bit-complement line is connected to a first data-complement terminal through a fifth data transmission switch responsive to the first port write signal, and to a second data-complement terminal through, in series, a sixth data transmission switch responsive to the second port write signal and a third cross-connect switch responsive to the write disturb enable signal, and
wherein the second bit-complement line is connected to the second data-complement terminal through a seventh data transmission switch responsive to the second port write signal, and to the first data-complement terminal through, in series, an eighth data transmission switch responsive to the first port write signal and a fourth cross-connect switch responsive to the write disturb enable signal.

US Pat. No. 10,509,870

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DEPLOYING INDUSTRIAL PLANT SIMULATORS USING CLOUD COMPUTING TECHNOLOGIES

1. A network cloud based simulation system for simulating operation of a process control network as connected within a process plant, the simulation system comprising:a local supervisor module configured to collect from the process plant a first state variable indicative of a configuration of the process control network and a second state variable indicative of a process operation;
a remote simulation module communicatively coupled to the local supervisor module via a network cloud system, the remote simulation module being configured to (i) use one or more simulated process variable signals to produce one or more simulated control signals to provide a simulated process control network that represents a simulation of the operation of the process control network as connected within the process plant, (ii) implement a process model that is communicatively coupled to the simulated process control network to produce the one or more simulated process variable signals using the one or more simulated control signals, (iii) periodically configure the simulated process control network with the first state variable, and (iv) periodically update the process model using the second state variable,
wherein the local supervisor module is further configured to function as a single consolidated access point to bridge communications between the process control network and the network cloud system, and
wherein the remote simulation module is further configured to store the first and second state variables as part of the network cloud system by communicating exclusively with the local supervisor module.

US Pat. No. 10,511,118

RECEPTICLE ASSEMBLY WITH THERMAL MANAGEMENT

YAMAICHI ELECTRONICS USA,...

1. A receptacle assembly comprising:a cage with a front face, a rear face, the front face having a plurality of ports; and
a heat transfer unit having
a thermal interface disposed within the cage,
one or more heat transfer bars external to the cage and coupled, via openings in the cage to sides of the thermal interface, and
a heat sink coupled to the one or more heat transfer bars and located at the rear face of the cage,
wherein the heat transfer unit is movable in a vertical direction in response to insertion of a module into one of the plurality of ports.

US Pat. No. 10,508,874

AUTOMATIC SPENT MAGAZINE EJECTION AND CONTROL GROUP

9579087 Canada Inc., Nor...

1. An ammunition magazine for use with a firearm, said firearm comprising a lower receiver and a magazine catch for attaching the ammunition magazine to the lower receiver,said ammunition magazine comprising a container body for carrying ammunition cartridges, said container body having a bottom end defined by a bottom door, a side wall extending upwards from the bottom door an open top end which is attachable to the lower receiver by the magazine catch,
said ammunition magazine comprising a follower positioned inside the container body, and a follower spring positioned between the follower and the bottom door, wherein the follower spring provides force to bias the follower and the bottom door so that the follower moves up the side wall as ammunition cartridges are used,
wherein said follower further comprises an outwardly extending protrusion, said protrusion making contact with and moving the magazine catch when the last ammunition cartridge has been stripped from the ammunition magazine and the follower has moved up above the open top end of the ammunition magazine, such that the ammunition magazine is detachable from the lower receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,507,136

APPARATUS FOR LASER PROCESSING AN EYE

Novartis AG, (CH)

1. An ophthalmic laser processing apparatus comprising:a laser device configured to output a pulsed laser beam towards an eye, the laser beam having a beam focus;
a camera positioned to capture an image of the eye and configured to provide image data;
a control device configured to detect eye movement based on the image data and to control the beam focus temporally and spatially based on a predetermined eye processing pattern and the detected eye movement, the control device comprising a computer processor and a memory that stores program instructions that can be executed by the computer processor; and
a visualization device controlled by the control device to output a graphical illustration for an eye parameter describing a position of the eye, the visualization device comprising a computer monitor, the graphical illustration representing a frequency distribution of a value of the eye parameter determined on the basis of the image data in relation to each of a plurality of different time points or time intervals;
the control device further configured to:
determine the value of the eye parameter in relation to each of a plurality of pulses of the pulsed laser beam;
determine the frequency distribution of the value of the eye parameter on the basis of the determined parameter values, the frequency distribution determined in relation to each of the plurality of different time points or time intervals;
cause the visualization device to output the graphical illustration representing the frequency distribution of the value of the eye parameter during a phase of beam emission; and
update the graphical illustration as the phase of beam emission proceeds.

US Pat. No. 10,510,721

MOLDED CHIP COMBINATION

Advanced Micro Devices, I...

1. A molded chip combination, comprising:a first semiconductor chip having a first PHY region;
a second semiconductor chip having a second PHY region;
an interconnect chip interconnecting the first PHY region to the second PHY region;
a first molding layer laterally joining together the first semiconductor chip and the second semiconductor chip;
a second molding layer at least partially encapsulating the interconnect chip; and
a polymer layer positioned between the first molding layer and the second molding layer.

US Pat. No. 10,510,327

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT FOR INPUT TO ELECTRICAL DEVICES

Harman International Indu...

1. A system for controlling a user interface comprising:an electronic device, including a display presenting the user interface, programmed to
display a cursor on the user interface
responsive to detection, in an audio signal received by the electronic device, of an upward rake across strings of a string instrument, adjust the location of the cursor in a first direction, and
responsive to detection in the audio signal of a downward rake across the strings of the string instrument, adjust the location of the cursor in a second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,510,009

PREDICTIVE MACHINE LEARNING MODELS

States Title, Inc., San ...

1. A method comprising:obtaining a collection of training data, the training data comprising collection of data points associated with a labeled set of real property parcels;
training a machine learning model using the training data, the machine learning model being trained to generate a likelihood with respect to a parameter from input data associated with a specific parcel of real property, wherein training includes optimizing the model using a Markov chain optimization that seeks to minimize error in the model where the model is underpinned by one or more non-differentiable functions, wherein optimizing the machine learning model includes:
selecting a first set of model parameter values;
evaluating the model performance using the initial set of model parameter values;
selecting a second set of model parameter values;
evaluating the model performance using the next set of model parameter values;
determine whether the model performance has improved;
in response to determining that the model performance improved, selecting a third set of model parameter values relative to the values of the second set of parameter values; and
in response to determining that the model performance has not improved, selecting the third set of model parameter values relative to the values of the first set of model parameter values, with some likelihood of retaining a worsened position to avoid missing a globally optimum point,
wherein one or more additional sets of parameter values are selected based on the evaluation of the model performance of the previous set until a stopping criteria is reached;
receiving a plurality of data points associated with an input parcel of real property; and
using the optimized model to generate a likelihood for the parameter for the input parcel of real property.

US Pat. No. 10,507,088

IMAGING APPARATUS WITH SIMPLIFIED OPTICAL DESIGN

Align Technology, Inc., ...

1. An imaging apparatus for performing intraoral scans, comprising:a light source to provide light;
an optical system comprising a plurality of lenses disposed along an optical path of the light, wherein the optical system comprises a non-flat focal surface, and wherein the optical system comprises focusing optics to perform focusing of the light onto the non-flat focal surface and to direct the light toward a three dimensional object to be imaged in an oral cavity;
a translation mechanism to adjust a location of at least one lens of the plurality of lenses to thereby adjust a focusing setting of the optical system and displace the non-flat focal surface along an imaging axis defined by the optical path, wherein the at least one lens is a lens of the focusing optics, and wherein at least one of a shape or a magnification of the non-flat focal surface changes with changes in the focusing setting; and
a detector to measure intensities of returning light that is reflected off of the three dimensional object and directed back through the focusing optics, wherein the intensities of the returning light are to be measured for a plurality of locations of the at least one lens for determination of positions on the imaging axis of a plurality of points of the three dimensional object, wherein detected positions of one or more of the plurality of points are to be adjusted to compensate for the non-flat focal surface using one or more compensation models that provide different adjustments for different focusing settings of the optical system.

US Pat. No. 10,512,163

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MOUNTING BOARD

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. An electronic component mounting board comprising:a circuit board having (1) a wiring layer that includes a first insulating layer, a second insulating layer, and a conductor layer between the first insulating layer and the second insulating layer and (2) a recess in a main surface of one side of the circuit board, the main surface being on a same side of the conductor layer as the first insulating layer;
a passive component located in the recess;
an active component arranged above the passive component and the main surface of the one side of the circuit board and connected to the passive component; and
a shield layer formed of a material containing a magnetic material and provided between a bottom surface of the recess and a lower surface of the passive component;
wherein the recess extends through the first insulating layer and the conductor layer such that the bottom surface of the recess is the second insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 10,512,153

HIGH FREQUENCY CIRCUIT

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A high frequency circuit comprising: a substrate that includes a first dielectric layer having an opening which penetrates the first dielectric layer in a layer thickness direction, second dielectric layers laminated on a lower surface and an upper surface of the first dielectric layer, and a plurality of conductor layers provided in the first dielectric layer and at least one of the second dielectric layers; a first high frequency device that is placed within the opening, the first high frequency device being installed such that a device back surface opposite a terminal surface is thermally and closely connected to a conductor layer for heat dissipation out of the plurality of conductor layers, the conductor layer for heat dissipation provided at a lower surface side of the first dielectric layer, and terminals on the terminal surface are electrically connected to terminal conductor layers out of the plurality of conductor layers through a first via hole provided in the at least one of the second dielectric layers, the terminal conductor layers being formed on an upper surface side of the first dielectric layer; and a second high frequency device that is installed such that a terminal surface thereof faces a surface layer of the upper surface side of the first dielectric layer in the substrate and that the terminals on the terminal surface are electrically connected to the terminal conductor layers, wherein the first and second high frequency devices are disposed at different positions in a planar direction on the substrate, and wherein signal terminals of the first and second high frequency devices are separated by a ground terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,509,626

HANDLING OF LOSS OF PAIRING BETWEEN NETWORKED DEVICES

1. Tangible, non-transitory computer-readable media comprising instructions encoded therein, wherein the instructions, when executed by one or more processors, cause a networked microphone device to perform a method comprising:receiving a voice command via the networked microphone device, wherein the networked microphone device is configured to receive voice commands for a media playback system, wherein the media playback system comprises a primary media playback device configured to provide a first feedback in response to voice commands received via the networked microphone device;
determining that the primary media playback device is not available to provide the first feedback in response to the voice command;
in response to determining that the primary media playback device is not available to provide the first feedback in response to the voice command, (i) selecting a fallback device from one or more media playback devices configured to play back media content in synchrony with the primary media playback device, and (ii) causing the fallback device to provide a second feedback in response to the voice command;
determining that the fallback device is no longer configured to play back media content in synchrony with the primary media playback device; and
selecting a secondary fallback device from the one or more media playback devices configured to play back media content in synchrony with the primary media playback device.

US Pat. No. 10,510,044

PROJECT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM PROVIDING DIGITAL FORM-BASED INSPECTIONS IN THE FIELD

LATISTA TECHNOLOGIES, INC...

1. A system comprising:a communication interface;
a scanning interface configured to receive a scanned version of an inspection form for a field inspection;
a memory; and
a processor in communication with the memory, the scanning interface, and the communication interface;
the memory having stored therein:
the scanned version obtained from the scanning interface; and
an inspection management module for execution by the processor, the inspection management module configured to:
transform the scanned version into an interactive digital representation of the scanned version, the interactive digital representation comprising:
a linear form view of the inspection form comprising a list of questions and answer fields; and
a layout replicated view of the inspection form that is replicated from the inspection form and displayable in a graphical view to preserve a look and layout of the inspection form in its original paper-based form;
store the interactive digital representation in an inspection template library;
provide the interactive digital representation comprising the linear form view and the layout replicated view to a remote device for use during the field inspection through the communication interface, wherein the interactive digital representation is configured to be displayed and toggled between the linear form view and the layout replicated view based on a user selection on the remote device;
receive the interactive digital representation including inspection data that was used to complete the interactive digital representation during the field inspection using at least one of the linear form view or the layout replicated view through the communication interface;
separate the inspection data from the interactive digital representation; and
store the inspection data in an inspection layer in an inspection transaction library separate from the interactive digital representation in the inspection template library, where:
the inspection transaction library comprises individual inspection transaction layers, each corresponding to inspection data generated during a different inspection, and
the individual inspection transaction layers are configured to be overlaid on a single instance of at least one of the linear form view or the layout replicated view.

US Pat. No. 10,511,991

ADAPTING COMMUNICATION PARAMETERS TO LINK CONDITIONS, TRAFFIC TYPES, AND/OR PRIORITIES

VID SCALE, INC., Wilming...

1. A communication device comprising:a memory; and
a processor configured to:
determine a congestion level associated with a communication channel;
determine a priority level associated with a packet to be transmitted on the communication channel, wherein the priority level is determined based on a traffic classification associated with the packet;
jointly adapt a PHY layer transmission parameter and a MAC layer transmission parameter based on the determined congestion level and the determined priority level; and
transmit the packet using the jointly adapted MAC layer transmission parameter at a MAC layer of the communication device and the jointly adapted PHY layer transmission parameter at a PHY layer of the communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,511,659

GLOBAL BENCHMARKING AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS AT SCALE

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method comprising:receiving results of intermediate statistical computations performed on respective ones of a plurality of datasets in respective ones of a plurality of distributed processing nodes configured to communicate over at least one network;
performing at least one global statistical computation based at least in part on the results of the intermediate statistical computations; and
utilizing a result of the global statistical computation to perform one or more benchmarking operations for specified parameters relating to the plurality of datasets;
wherein the distributed processing nodes are associated with respective distinct data zones in which the respective datasets are locally accessible to the respective distributed processing nodes;
wherein the global statistical computation comprises at least one of:
computing a global standard deviation of values for a specified parameter based at least in part on sums of differences of the values for the specified parameter determined for respective ones of the datasets as part of respective ones of the intermediate statistical computations and wherein the intermediate statistical computations determine the sums of differences relative to a global average of values for the specified parameter as determined in another global statistical computation performed in a previous iteration; and
computing a global histogram of values for a specified parameter based at least in part on histogram pair lists of the values for the specified parameter determined for respective ones of the datasets as part of respective ones of the intermediate statistical computations wherein a given one of the histogram pair lists comprises a list of histogram slices with corresponding numbers of items in those histogram slices and wherein the intermediate statistical computations determine the histogram pair lists based at least in part on inputs including a minimum value, a maximum value and a number of histogram slices to be included in the corresponding histogram; and
wherein the method is performed by at least one processing device comprising a processor coupled to a memory.

US Pat. No. 10,508,398

INSTALLATION GUIDE WITH QUICK RELEASE AND A METHOD THEREOF

Jitendra Prasad, Houston...

1. An installation guide with quick release for installation of a piece of equipment, the installation guide with quick release comprising:a base member adapted to be fixed at a predetermined location, the base member having a cavity;
an engagement member adapted to be received into the cavity of the base member;
a latching mechanism adapted to latch the engagement member with the base member, the latching mechanism including a release line attached with the engagement member; and
a guide line attached with the engagement member;
wherein the latching mechanism is adapted to release the engagement member from the base member on actuation of the release line;
wherein the engagement member includes an engagement cone;
wherein the latching mechanism is constituted by a stopper groove provided along an internal surface of the cavity and one or more latch pins provided with the engagement member, the one or more latch pins being adapted to be received in the stopper groove for latching the engagement member with the base member and adapted to be removed from the stopper groove when actuated by the release line; and
wherein the one or more latch pins are connected to the release line, through the one or more respective individual cords connecting the one or more respective latch pins with the release line.

US Pat. No. 10,512,088

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ALLOCATING WIRELESS RESOURCE IN ORDER TO PREVENT INTERFERENCE IN WIRELESS LAN

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for allocating wireless resources in a wireless local area network (WLAN), the method comprising:receiving, by a station (STA), a physical protocol data unit (PPDU) including a signal field and a data field from an access point (AP) based on an entire bandwidth,
wherein a plurality of resource units (RUs) are allocated for the entire bandwidth based on orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA),
wherein the plurality of RUs includes a basic tone unit (BTU) and a small tone unit (STU) having a number of tones being less than that of the BTU, and
wherein when two STUs are allocated contiguously to direct current (DC) tones of the entire bandwidth, the two STUs are defined as a logical RU; and
decoding, by the STA, the signal field to determine an RU for the STA,
wherein the data field is decoded based on the two STUs when the RU is the logical RU.

US Pat. No. 10,510,399

LOW POWER SRAM BITCELL USING RESONANT DRIVE CIRCUITRY

Power Down Semiconductor ...

1. Structure comprising:a resonant circuit for providing a resonating output signal on a resonator output lead;
an SRAM cell comprising a first input lead and a second input lead; and
a set of switches for providing said resonating output signal on said first input lead and a static binary voltage on said second input lead to store a first value in said SRAM cell, and for providing said resonating output signal on said second input lead and said static binary voltage on said first input lead to store a second value in said SRAM cell opposite said first value.

US Pat. No. 10,509,465

MOUTH OPERATED INPUT SYSTEM

1. An input system operably coupled to at least one apparatus and configured to provide inputs thereto comprising:a controller, said controller having an operating software configured to provide operation of the mouth operated input system, said controller having the necessary electronics to receive, store, transmit and manipulate data;
an input device, said input device operably coupled to said controller, said mouth operated input device having a joystick module and an activation module, said activation module operably coupled to said joystick module, said activation module having a portion that is configured to be engaged by a user, said activation module having an activation module control board disposed therein, said activation module having a plurality of actuators, said plurality of actuators being operably engaged through different techniques, said plurality of actuators operably coupled to said activation module control board, said plurality of actuators configured to generate a signal ensuing engagement thereof, said signal from said plurality of actuators transmitted to at least one apparatus so as to provide an input command providing control thereof; and
wherein the input system includes a first mode of operation and a second mode of operation.

US Pat. No. 10,512,138

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SELF LEARNING AMBIENT LIGHT SENSORS

SIGNIFY NORTH AMERICA COR...

1. A method of adjusting the brightness level of a lighting system based on an ambient light measurement from a lighting based sensor, comprising:measuring an ambient light level in a space illuminated by the lighting system with an embedded ambient light sensor in a luminaire;
adjusting the ambient light level measurement based on a correlation of the measurement with an ambient light profile for the space illuminated by the lighting system, wherein the ambient light profile is based at least in part on historical ambient light data measurements;
selecting a brightness level based on the adjusted ambient light level measurement; and
illuminating the space using the selected brightness level.

US Pat. No. 10,512,085

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM USING A PREDETERMINED FIRST CARRIER IN A FIRST CELL AND A SECOND CARRIER IN A SECOND CELL

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A communication system comprising:a base station device and a communication terminal device configured to communicate with each other in a first cell configured on a plurality of predetermined first carriers,
wherein the base station device includes a second cell configured on a second carrier different from the plurality of first carriers, and the base station device and the communication terminal device are configured to communicate with each other in the second cell configured on the second carrier,
the second carrier is associated with the plurality of first carriers, the first carriers belonging to the same frequency band as a frequency band of the second carrier,
an associated carrier, being one of the plurality of first carriers associated with the second carrier, is used in notifying the communication terminal device of carrier information, the carrier information being information on the second carrier, the associated carrier being determined based on the communication terminal device.

US Pat. No. 10,509,716

AUTOMATED RECOVERY OF FLIGHTED FEATURES BASED ON SERVICE REQUESTS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A system for disabling a flighted software feature enabled for selected users in a computing environment, the system comprising:a memory storing instructions;
an electronic processor coupled to the memory, the electronic processor configured to execute the instructions to:
determine a set of related service requests submitted by a plurality of users in the computing environment;
for each of the plurality of users, query a server servicing the user for a list of flighted software features enabled for the user during a predetermined time period;
determine, based on the list of flighted software features enabled for each of the plurality of users during the predetermined time period, a common flighted software feature; and
automatically disable the common flighted software feature for at least one of the plurality of users.

US Pat. No. 10,512,120

SIGNAL BOOSTER WITH COAXIAL CABLE CONNECTIONS

WILSON ELECTRONICS, LLC, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,512,199

POWER CONVERSION APPARATUS PROVIDED WITH SEMICONDUCTOR MODULE AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENT PRESSURIZED BY PRESSURIZING MEMBER

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A power conversion apparatus comprising:a semiconductor module that integrates a semiconductor element;
an electronic component electrically connected to the semiconductor module;
a plurality of cooling pipes that cool the semiconductor module and the electronic component, the cooling pipes being disposed to sandwich both sides of the semiconductor module and the electronic component;
a casing that accommodates the semiconductor module, the electronic component and the cooling pipes, an abutting surface being provided at a part of the casing, wherein the electronic component comes into contact with the abutting surface;
a semiconductor section including the semiconductor module and the cooling pipes arranged therein;
an electronic component section including the electronic component and the cooling pipes; and
a pressurizing member that pressurizes the semiconductor section in a first direction, the first direction extending from the semiconductor module to the electronic component section, wherein
the semiconductor section and the electronic component section are arranged to be adjacent to each other;
the electronic component includes a part body and a wing portion; and
the wing portion protrudes from the part body at either one side or both sides thereof with respect to a second direction as a horizontal direction which is perpendicular to the first direction, and the wing portion has a surface facing the abutting surface in the first direction, and the surface of the wing portion and the abutting surface are in contact with each other, wherein
the casing includes a bottom plate portion and a peripheral wall portion;
the bottom plate portion faces, from a bottom side which is one side in a third direction, the semiconductor module, the electronic component and the cooling pipes;
the peripheral wall portion stands from a periphery edge of the bottom plate portion towards an upper part which is the other side with respect to the third direction;
the abutting surface is formed on a protrusion protruding from the bottom plate portion towards an upper part with respect to the third direction; and
the wing portion is disposed between the bottom plate portion and the connection pipe in the electronic component section with respect to the third direction.

US Pat. No. 10,512,125

MOUNTING TABLE AND SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. A mounting table comprising:a ceramic body;
a heater provided in the ceramic body;
a base including a support surface that supports the ceramic body, wherein the base further includes a space for accommodating a temperature sensor, and the space is at least at the support surface; and
a heat transfer body comprising a first end and a second end and extending from the first end to the second end, and wherein the first end is located in the ceramic body and the second end is positioned above the space and located closer to the space than the first end, the heat transfer body having a heat conductivity that is higher than that of the ceramic body around the heat transfer body,
wherein the ceramic body includes:
a first ceramic layer provided on the support surface via an adhesive; and
a second ceramic layer provided on the first ceramic layer,
the heater is provided in the second ceramic layer,
the heat transfer body is provided in the first ceramic layer and has a heat conductivity higher than a heat conductivity of the first ceramic layer,
wherein the first ceramic layer includes a first surface disposed on the second ceramic layer, and a second surface disposed on a side opposite to the first surface, and
the first end of the heat transfer body abuts a boundary surface between the first ceramic layer and the second ceramic layer, and the second end of the heat transfer body is flush with the second surface of the first ceramic layer.

US Pat. No. 10,509,969

DYNAMIC PERSON QUEUE ANALYTICS

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:identifying, by a device and from image data captured by one or more cameras of a physical location, a focal point of interest and people located within the physical location;
forming, by the device, a set of nodes, wherein a given node represents one or more of the identified people located within the physical location;
representing, by the device, a person queue as an ordered list of nodes from the set of nodes;
adding, by the device, a particular one of the set of nodes to the list based on the particular node being within a predefined distance to the focal point of interest;
adding, by the device, one or more nodes to the list based on the added node being within an angle and distance range trailing a forward direction associated with at least one node in the list, wherein the angle and the distance range are determined using a multimodal recurrent neural network;
regressing, by the device, the angle and distance range by using temporal information as input to the multimodal recurrent neural network to identify a queue pattern of the person queue comprising at least one of: a fan out pattern for the person queue, a fan in pattern for the person queue, a person queue that is parallel to the person queue, or a zig zag pattern of the person queue; and
providing, by the device, an indication of the person queue and the queue pattern to an interface.

US Pat. No. 10,508,891

STOPPAGE-INDUCING AMMUNITION CARTRIDGE

1. An ammunition cartridge comprising:a case having a rear head surface, a circumferential extractor groove forward of the rear head surface, a body portion forward of the circumferential extractor groove defining a case axis perpendicular to the rear head surface, and a forward mouth;
a primer received in the case;
a propellent within the case;
a bullet received in the forward mouth; and
the circumferential extractor groove being defined in part by a rear extractor surface angularly disposed with respect to a plane perpendicular to the case axis, such that an extractor adapted to engage a groove surface perpendicular to the case axis will have limited effect at extracting the cartridge from a firearm chamber after discharge.

US Pat. No. 10,512,190

SYSTEM FOR MOUNTING A PANEL WITHIN AN ENCLOSURE

Hoffman Enclosures, Inc.,...

1. A system for mounting a panel within an enclosure, the enclosure including an enclosure frame with a plurality of frame members, the system comprising:a plurality of slide blocks, each slide block including a slide-block support shelf that is configured to receive and support the panel and that is, when the slide block is seated on a support surface of a corresponding one of the frame members, at least partly separated from the support surface by a recess between the slide block and the support surface;
a plurality of stop blocks, each of the stop blocks including:
a stop surface; and
a tongue configured to nest within the recess between a corresponding one of the slide blocks and the support surface of the corresponding frame member;
the slide blocks being configured to provide a first installation configuration, in which:
with the panel in a horizontal orientation on a support structure and the enclosure frame in a horizontal orientation in alignment with the panel, securing the slide blocks to the panel and to the frame members secures the panel to the enclosure frame; and
the slide blocks continue to secure the panel to the enclosure frame as the enclosure frame and the panel are collectively rotated to a vertical orientation; and
the slide blocks and the stop blocks being configured to provide a second installation configuration, in which:
with the panel and the enclosure frame in respective horizontal orientations, the stop blocks are secured to the frame members with the stop surfaces disposed to receive and support the panel as the panel is lowered relative to the enclosure frame;
with the panel supported on the stop surfaces, the slide blocks are secured to the frame members with the tongues of the stop blocks nested within the recesses between the slide blocks and the support surfaces of the corresponding frame members; and
the slide blocks and the stop blocks collectively secure the panel to the enclosure frame as the enclosure frame and the panel are collectively rotated to the vertical orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,512,108

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR MULTI-USER UPLINK TRANSMISSION

WILUS INSTITUTE OF STANDA...

1. A wireless communication terminal, the terminal comprising:a transceiver; and
a processor,
wherein the processor is configured to:
receive, through the transceiver, a trigger frame that triggers a multi-user uplink transmission,
perform a multi-user uplink transmission in response to the received trigger frame, and
receive, through the transceiver, an ACK for the multi-user uplink transmission,
wherein when the multi-user uplink transmission is performed on a resource unit in which a temporary association identifier (AID) is assigned by the received trigger frame, the processor obtains ACK information for the terminal from the ACK for the multi-user uplink transmission based on the temporary AID,
wherein the AID comprises a first AID set consisting of one or more AIDs for AID assignment of each terminal in a basic service set (BSS) and a second AID set consisting of one or more AIDs not included in the first AID set, and
wherein the temporary AID is an AID in the second AID set.

US Pat. No. 10,512,015

RAN FOR MULTIMEDIA DELIVERY

Parallel Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at an upstream gateway node, a video data flow;
sending, from the upstream gateway node, the video data flow to a Radio Access Network (RAN);
receiving, at the upstream gateway node, a congestion control message from the RAN based on a request for retransmission of a portion of the video data flow at the RAN to a User Equipment (UE);
determining, at the upstream gateway node, via shallow packet inspection on the portion of the video data flow, that the portion of the video data flow is not a message containing no content and is not a request for acknowledgement to keep a connection alive; and
performing, at the upstream gateway node, flow control of the video data flow based on the congestion control message.

US Pat. No. 10,510,050

MEETINGS AND EVENTS COORDINATING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Private Secretary, Ltd., ...

1. A method for automatically providing dynamic scheduling services without sharing calendar content, comprising the steps of:a. retrieving real time availability data and terms applied to calendar's time cubes for an invitation to a new event with one or more invited users, wherein said terms include data relative to location information and a level of importance;
b. simultaneously synchronizing between calendars of said one or more invited users in a meeting and event coordinating server, where the simultaneously synchronizing comprises the steps of:
1) searching for an available timeslot in a same week that has an available duration as defined in the new event;
2) calculating, for each timeslot, if there is enough estimated time of arrival (ETA) before and after each scheduled event; and
3) superimposing all user's found timeslots to find an earliest available one which is common to all;
the simultaneous synchronizing being performed in order to find at least one combination of common available matching time cubes (matching options) while considering said terms including arrival time calculations, by identifying a date instance in the calendar of each invited user and calculating an estimated time of arrival (ETA) for the new event based on location of previous scheduled event, wherein the state of said common available matching time cubes are defined as either “free”, or as a sequence of “occupied”/“pending” states having a lower level of importance than the event currently created, wherein, when finding more than one matching option for the event, providing the estimated time cubes needed to arrive to the event's location, and accordingly automatically selecting the earliest matching option or enabling the user to choose one of the matching options or allowing the user to easily select the earliest matching option by providing an “earliest choice” button;
c. setting the state of the matched time cubes as occupied at the calendar of each invited user;
d. recalculating the ETA of another event by obtaining data relative to the location of the new event and traffic conditions received from on-line sources; and
e. rescheduling an event that was previously associated with the sequence of “occupied”/“pending” states with the lower level of importance, so that already existing events are automatically subject to changes constantly and immediately.

US Pat. No. 10,509,065

IMAGING OF ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS

Quantum Valley Ideas Labo...

1. An imaging method, comprising:receiving, at a vapor-cell sensor, electromagnetic radiation from a source of the electromagnetic radiation;
passing beams of light from a laser system through the vapor-cell sensor, one or more of the beams of light reflecting off a dielectric mirror of the vapor-cell sensor;
receiving at least one of the beams of light at an optical imaging system, the optical imaging system configured to measure spatial properties of a beam of light; and
determining one or both of an amplitude and a phase of the electromagnetic radiation based on spatial properties of the at least one received beam of light.

US Pat. No. 10,512,183

CONTROL BOARD ENCLOSURE WITH SLIDING PLATFORM

Rheem Manufacturing Compa...

1. A control board enclosure assembly comprising:a cover configured to couple to a housing wall and define a space between the housing wall and an inner surface of the cover, the cover comprising a first end, a second end opposite the first end, a front wall, a first wall, and a second wall, wherein the first wall and the second wall face each other and wherein the front wall, the first wall, and the second wall extend from the first end to the second end;
an insert comprising a mounting panel, the insert configured to slide inside the cover between a first position within the space and a second position at least partially outside of the space; and
a control board coupled to the mounting panel such that the control board is disposed between the mounting panel and the inner surface of the cover when the insert is in the first position and the control board is at least partially outside the space when the insert is in the second position,
wherein the cover further comprises one or more mounting tabs configured to couple with the housing wall, and
wherein the cover further comprises at least one guide track defining a channel and extending from at least one of the first wall or the second wall and into the space, a portion of the insert configured to slide along the at least one guide track.

US Pat. No. 10,512,103

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO TRANSMIT DATA IN A CONNECTIONLESS MODE

1. An apparatus comprising:a processor; and
a memory to store machine readable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations comprising:
identifying that data exists to be transmitted to a destination address, the destination address encoded into the data;
transmitting a first sequence of random access channel messages, the first sequence of random access channel messages including a first number of random access channel messages corresponding to a second number of messages in a second sequence of random access channel messages that will be used to transmit the data, the first sequence of random access channel messages to be transmitted without establishing a bearer with a wireless network;
encoding the data into corresponding preambles of random access channel messages in the second sequence of random access channel messages; and
transmitting the second sequence of random access channel messages without establishing the bearer with the wireless network.

US Pat. No. 10,512,158

FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT BOARD WITH IMPROVED BONDING POSITION ACCURACY

GigaLane Co., Ltd., Hwas...

1. A flexible circuit board with improved bonding position accuracy, comprising:a signal line disposed between a first ground and a second ground;
a dielectric disposed between the first ground and the signal line and between the second ground and the signal line; and
a cover layer disposed directly contacting the first ground and having a plurality of pairs of openings formed therein such that the first ground is exposed at certain intervals, wherein each pair of the plurality of pairs of openings comprises a first opening and a second opening having same area, each of the first opening and the second opening has a trapezoid shape, and the first opening and the second opening are formed along the same line of a longitudinal direction of the cover layer, and the cover layer further comprises a plurality of position alignment portions, each of the plurality of position alignment portions disposed between the first opening and the second opening of each pair of the plurality of pairs of openings, and each of the plurality of position alignment portions is a rectangular strip formed at an angle with respect to a longitudinal direction of the signal line.

US Pat. No. 10,512,156

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. An electronic device (100), having a housing (10), which has a cavity (20), in which there is arranged a circuit carrier (30) fitted with electric and/or electronic components (50), forming an electric and/or electronic circuit (40), and having a fuse element (65) making contact with the circuit carrier (30) in order to protect the electric and/or electronic circuit (40) against electrostatic discharges (E), characterized in that the electric and/or electronic circuit (40) comprises a plug contact (60) which has connecting pins (61, 62) and the connecting pins (62) make contact with the circuit carrier (30), wherein at least one connecting pin (65) is formed as the fuse element, in that the at least one connecting pin (65) is connected to a ground line and an extremely small distance (d) of the housing (10) from an electrically conductive region of the electric and/or electronic circuit (40) is provided at a point of the at least one connecting pin (65) formed as the fuse element, by which means, in the event of an electrostatic discharge (E), a preferred discharge path is formed between the housing (10) and the ground line.

US Pat. No. 10,512,137

LED DRIVE CIRCUIT

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. An LED drive circuit configured to convert an alternating current voltage of an alternating current power source to a direct current voltage necessary to cause light emitting diodes (LEDs) to emit light, and control lighting of the LEDs, the LED drive circuit comprising:a rectifier circuit configured to convert the alternating current power source to a direct current;
a voltage converter circuit, including
a transformer including:
a primary coil on a primary side of the transformer, the primary coil being connected to the direct current voltage converted by the rectifier circuit; and
a secondary coil on a secondary side of the transformer; and
a switching element provided on the primary side of the transformer and configured to convert the direct current voltage converted by the rectifier circuit to a desired magnitude,
wherein the voltage converter circuit is configured to supply the voltage to the LEDs from the second side of the transformer;
a capacitor connected to a node on a path connecting the secondary coil of the transformer and the LEDs;
a control circuit provided on the primary side of the transformer and configured to control an on-duty of the switching element of the voltage converter circuit for supplying a predetermined current to the LEDs via the transformer; and
a current supply circuit connected between the rectifier circuit and the capacitor and configured to supply a starting current to the capacitor,
wherein the control circuit includes:
a feedback terminal connected to one of the LEDs and;
a power supply terminal which is separate and distinct from the feedback terminal, and
wherein the power supply terminal is connected to one end of the capacitor via the node, so as to drive a current to the power supply terminal using an accumulated charge of the capacitor.

US Pat. No. 10,512,071

BASE STATION DEVICE, TERMINAL DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

Godo Kaisha IP Bridge 1, ...

1. A terminal apparatus configured to communicate with a base station using a plurality of downlink component carriers, including a primary component carrier and a non-primary component carrier, and an uplink component carrier, the terminal apparatus comprising:an extractor which, in operation, extracts a downlink control channel signal from a received signal and extracts downlink data from the received signal based on information on downlink data allocation resources;
a decider which, in operation, makes a blind decision as to whether or not control information is control information directed to the terminal apparatus, outputs the information on downlink data allocation resources for the terminal apparatus included in the control information directed to the terminal apparatus to the extractor, and identifies a Control Channel Element (CCE) to which the control information directed to the terminal apparatus is mapped;
a receiver which, in operation, receives the downlink data transmitted through at least one downlink data channel of the plurality of downlink component carriers;
an error detector which, in operation, detects presence or absence of a reception error of the received downlink data; and
a controller which, in operation, determines which Physical Uplink Control Channel (PUCCH) resource is used to transmit a response signal and which constellation point is set for the response signal based on success or failure in reception of a downlink allocation control signal in each downlink component carrier and error detection results from the error detector;
wherein when the error detection result regarding downlink data transmitted in the primary component carrier shows “no error” and a downlink allocation control signal is not detected in the non-primary component carrier, the controller transmits the response signal using a first PUCCH resource corresponding to the CCE identified by the decider.

US Pat. No. 10,511,190

POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS WIRELESSLY TRANSMITTING POWER TO POWER RECEIVING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A power transmission apparatus comprising:a power transmission circuit configured to wirelessly transmit power to an electronic device;
a foreign substance detection circuit configured to detect a foreign substance affecting power transmission performed by the power transmission circuit;
a loop shaped power transmission antenna serving as an antenna for the power transmission circuit transmitting power to the electronic device; and
a foreign substance detection antenna for the foreign substance detection circuit detecting the foreign substance,
wherein the foreign substance detection antenna is arranged at a predetermined distance or more from the power transmission antenna in a vertical direction to a loop direction of the power transmission antenna, and
wherein the predetermined distance is a distance at which a magnetic field intensity in a range in which the power transmission antenna is arranged falls within 15% from an average magnetic field intensity of the range.

US Pat. No. 10,510,459

INSULATED WINDING WIRE ARTICLES HAVING CONFORMAL COATINGS

Essex Group, Inc., Fort ...

1. An insulated winding wire article comprising: a conductor having a cross-sectional area greater than or equal to 0.823 mm2 and formed into a predefined shape comprising at least one of (i) a U-shaped bend or (ii) a V-shaped bend; a coating comprising parylene formed around the conductor, wherein the coating comprises a plurality of parylene-containing layers, each of the plurality of layers comprising a respective parylene material, and wherein a first of the plurality of parylene-containing layers comprises a first parylene material and a second of the plurality of parylene-containing layers comprises a second parylene material different than the first parylene material.

US Pat. No. 10,512,184

ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING WATERPROOF STRUCTURE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a housing comprising a front plate, a rear plate spaced apart from the front plate and facing the front plate, and a side structure connected to the front plate and the rear plate, wherein:
the front plate comprises a first flat portion that faces in a first direction, and a first side face portion extending from an edge of the first flat portion toward the rear plate,
the rear plate comprises a second flat portion that faces in a second direction opposite to the first direction, and
when the front plate is viewed from above, the first flat portion and the first side face portion together form a rectangular shape comprising a first edge portion extending in a third direction perpendicular to the first direction and including a first length, and a second edge portion extending in a fourth direction perpendicular to the first direction and the third direction and including a second length longer than the first length;
a touch screen display that faces in the first direction and is coupled to the front plate, wherein the touch screen display comprises a first layer, a second layer, and a third layer, that are stacked on each other, and the first layer and second layer are disposed such that the first layer is closer to the front plate than the second layer, and the second layer and the third layer are disposed such that the second layer is closer to the front plate than the third layer, and when the rear plate is viewed from above, a part of the first layer protrudes from the second layer and a part of the second layer protrudes from the third layer in a region adjacent to a point where the first edge portion and the second edge portion meets each other;
a filler formed in the region; and
a processor electrically connected to the touch screen display.

US Pat. No. 10,512,175

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD MANUFACTURED THEREBY

AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD., ...

1. A method for manufacturing a flexible printed circuit board, comprising:preliminarily thermally deforming a substrate through heating;
forming a via hole in the substrate;
filling the via hole with a conductive paste;
laminating a carrier on a second surface of the substrate between forming the via hole and filling the via hole;
forming a first circuit pattern with a conductive paste on a first surface of the preliminarily thermally deformed substrate;
firing the first circuit pattern;
forming a protective coating layer for protecting the first circuit pattern by applying a coating solution on a the first surface of the substrate after firing the first circuit pattern;
removing the carrier from the second surface of the substrate after forming the first circuit pattern on the first surface of the substrate;
laminating the carrier on the first surface of the substrate before forming a second circuit pattern;
forming the second circuit pattern with a conductive paste on the second surface of the substrate;
then removing the carrier from the first surface of the substrate after forming the second circuit pattern;
forming an additional circuit pattern with a conductive paste on the protective coating layer; and firing the additional circuit pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,512,174

METHOD OF FILLING THROUGH-HOLES TO REDUCE VOIDS AND OTHER DEFECTS

Rohm and Haas Electronic ...

1. A method comprising:a) providing a printed circuit board with a plurality of through-holes comprising a layer of electroless copper, copper flash or combinations thereof on a surface of the printed circuit board and walls of the plurality of through-holes, wherein the through-holes have diameters of 75-125 ?m and the printed circuit board is 100 ?m thick or greater;
b) immersing the printed circuit board in a copper electroplating bath comprising an anode; and
c) filling the through-holes with copper by a direct current cycle consisting of applying a current density for a first predetermined period of time followed by applying a lower current density for a second predetermined period of time, wherein the current density for the first predetermined period of time is of a shorter time period than the predetermined time period of the lower current density without repeating the direct current cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,512,044

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INCREASING PERFORMANCE OF COMMUNICATION LINKS OF COMMUNICATION NODES

ISCO International, LLC, ...

1. A device, comprising:a processing system including a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
receiving a signal to interference noise ratio (SINR) for a plurality of channels for a cell site resulting in a first plurality of SINRs for a first time period;
identifying, as an SINR parameter for the cell site, a lowest SINR from the first plurality of SINRs;
determining that the SINR parameter for the cell site is below a threshold;
providing first instructions to the cell site to take a first corrective action, wherein the first corrective action attempts to improve the SINR parameter for the cell site;
responsive to a determination that the first corrective action has improved the SINR parameter for the cell site, determining whether the first corrective action has reduced an SINR parameter for a second cell site to below a second threshold; and
reversing the first corrective action responsive to a determination that the first corrective action has reduced the SINR parameter for the second cell site to below the second threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,510,664

CONTACT STRUCTURE AND FORMATION THEREOF

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

19. A semiconductor device, comprising:a silicide;
a metal layer;
a first dielectric layer;
a glue layer in contact with the silicide, wherein the first dielectric layer is between the metal layer and the glue layer; and
a cobalt plug over the silicide, wherein the glue layer is between the silicide and the cobalt plug and between the first dielectric layer and the cobalt plug.

US Pat. No. 10,510,587

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, the method comprising:forming a memory cell protruding from a substrate;
forming a dielectric layer covering the memory cell;
forming a dummy layer covering the dielectric layer; and
performing a chemical mechanical polishing/planarization (CMP) process to completely remove the dummy layer,
wherein a material of the dummy layer has a slower removal rate to the CMP process than a material of the dielectric layer,
the memory cell includes a bottom electrode, a memory film, and a top electrode stacking on each other in a thickness direction of the substrate, and
the memory film is made of a magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) film.

US Pat. No. 10,509,762

DATA RATE-ADAPTIVE DATA TRANSFER BETWEEN MODEMS AND HOST PLATFORMS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A system on chip (SoC) to be employed as wireless communication modem circuitry, the SoC comprising:baseband circuitry;
on-chip memory circuitry of the SoC; and
interconnect (IX) interface circuitry coupled with the baseband circuitry and the on-chip memory, wherein the IX interface circuitry is arranged to couple the modem circuitry with a host platform via an IX between the SoC and the host platform, and wherein the IX interface circuitry is arranged to transfer data received by the baseband circuitry to the host platform, wherein, to transfer data to the host platform, the IX interface circuitry is arranged to:
determine a current data transmission (Tx) rate of data packets received by the baseband circuitry; and
transfer the data packets to the host platform over the IX at a data transfer rate that is selected based at least in part on the determined data Tx rate.

US Pat. No. 10,509,209

ZOOM DUAL-APERTURE CAMERA WITH FOLDED LENS

Corephotonics Ltd., Tel ...

1. A Tele sub-camera, comprising:a) a Tele lens module;
b) a reflecting element; and
c) a Tele image sensor,
wherein the Tele lens module comprises a Tele lens with a group of lens elements along a Tele lens symmetry axis, wherein the reflecting element is operable to fold light arriving along the first optical path from an object side to a second optical path substantially parallel to the Tele lens symmetry axis toward the Tele image sensor, wherein the lens elements are designed to have respective diameters that do not substantially exceed a Tele lens aperture diameter, and wherein a height of the Tele sub-camera is smaller than 1.25×(1+the Tele lens aperture diameter).

US Pat. No. 10,508,075

PROCESS FOR PREPARATION OF TRIENTINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

1. A process comprising preparing Trientine dihydrochloride directly and selectively in a single step reaction consisting of reacting a compound of Formula (6) with 1.6 to 2.1 molar equivalents of hydrochloric acid in an aqueous medium to produce the Trientine dihydrochloride without formation of Trientine tetrahydrochloride

US Pat. No. 10,512,178

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display device, comprising:a display panel;
a module cover positioned at a rear of the display panel and including a first opening and a second opening; and
a bracket positioned at a rear of the module cover, the bracket including a plate facing the module cover and a first pin and a second pin formed on a front surface of the plate and respectively inserted into the first opening and the second opening,
wherein the first opening comprises:
a first guide portion having an elongated shape portion angled with respect to a horizontal axis; and
a first insertion portion in communication with the first guide portion, wherein the first insertion portion is configured to allow insertion of the first pin to be engaged with the first guide portion;
wherein the second opening comprises:
a second guide portion having an elongated shape portion angled with respect to the horizontal axis; and
a second insertion portion in communication with the second guide portion, wherein the second insertion portion is configured to allow insertion of the second pin to be engaged with the second guide portion,
wherein the first pin and the second pin are respectively movable along the first guide portion and the second guide portion in a same direction to adjust a tilt of the module cover in either direction with respect to the bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,512,144

RADIO FREQUENCY-BASED RGB LAMP STRIP CONTROLLER AND POWER PLUG

1. A radio frequency-based Red Green Blue (RGB) lamp strip controller, comprising an input end connected to a power source and an output end connected to the lamp strip, wherein arranged between the input end and the output end are:an input module coupled to the input end for adjusting a power voltage and supplying power to the controller and the lamp strip;
a radio frequency receiving module electrically connected to the input module for receiving a radio frequency signal sent by a radio frequency terminal;
a control module electrically connected to the input module and the radio frequency receiving module for receiving the radio frequency signal to output a control signal; and
a color adjustment module electrically connected to the input module, the control module, and the lamp strip, for adjusting a flicker color and a flicker frequency of the lamp strip according to the control signal; and wherein
the input module comprises a serially connected reverse protection unit and a voltage stabilizing unit,
a gate of the MOS transistor Q1 passes through a resistor R6 to connect to an output terminal of the reverse protection unit,
an output terminal of the voltage stabilizing unit is connected to a drain of the MOS transistor Q1, the color adjustment module is a MOS transistor Q1,
the control module is a single-chip U1 connected to the input module and the radio frequency receiving module,
the gate of the MOS transistor Q1 is connected with a signal output pin of the single-chip U1,
a source of the MOS transistor Q1 is coupled to the input module, and
a drain of the MOS transistor Q1 is coupled to the lamp strip as an output terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,512,046

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MEASUREMENT REFERENCE SIGNAL AND SYNCHRONIZATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A user equipment (UE) comprising:a transceiver configured to receive a primary synchronization signal (PSS), a secondary synchronization signal (SSS), and a primary broadcast channel (PBCH); and
a processor operably connected to the transceiver, the processor configured to decode cell identification information from at least the PSS and the SSS and to decode a master information block (MIB) from the PBCH;
wherein the PSS, the SSS, and the PBCH are time-division multiplexed,
wherein a same set of sequences are used for the PSS and the SSS regardless of carrier frequencies and sub-carrier spacing values for the PSS and the SSS,
wherein timing information within each radio frame is signaled via the PBCH, and
wherein the processor is further configured to use the timing information to determine a symbol timing of a received DL signal.

US Pat. No. 10,511,648

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RECONSTRUCTING MEDIA STREAMS

CYBERTOKA LTD, Tel Aviv ...

1. A computer-implemented method for reconstructing a media stream, comprising:obtaining a first modified media stream of an original media stream;
obtaining a second modified media stream of the original media stream;
normalizing the first and second modified media streams to create corresponding normalized first and second media streams;
aligning the first and second normalized media streams to:
identify standard headers and standard trailers in at least the first normalized media stream;
identify a media data payload in at least the first normalized media stream; and,
identify proprietary headers and proprietary trailers in at least the first normalized media stream; and,
reconstructing the original media stream based on the identifications from the alignment of the first and second normalized media streams.

US Pat. No. 10,510,977

COMPOUND, LIGHT-EMITTING MATERIAL, AND ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

KYULUX, INC., Fukuoka (J...

1. A compound having a structure represented by the following general formula (1):wherein:one or more of R1, R2, R3, R4, and R5 each independently represent a 9-carbazolyl group having a substituent at at least one of 1-position and 8-position, a 10-phenoxazyl group having a substituent at at least one of 1-position and 9-position or a 10-phenothiazyl group having a substituent at at least one of 1-position and 9-position, the balance thereof represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent, provided that the substituent excludes a 9-carbazolyl group having a substituent at at least one of 1-position and 8-position, a 10-phenoxazyl group having a substituent at at least one of 1-position and 9-position or a 10-phenothiazyl group having a substituent at at least one of 1-position and 9-position;
two to four of R1, R2, R3, R4, and R5 each independently represent a substituted or unsubstituted 9-carbozolyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted 10-phenoxazyl group or a substituted or unsubstituted 10-phenothiazyl group; and
R2 and R4 each independently represent a substituted or unsubstituted 9-carbazolyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted 10-phenoxazyl group or a substituted or unsubstituted 10-phenothiazyl group, and at least one of R1, R3 and R5 is a hydrogen atom, or alternatively R2 and R4 are a hydrogen atom; and
one or more of carbon atoms constituting ring skeletons of all of said respective 9-carbazolyl group, all of said respective 10-phenoxazyl group, and the 10-phenothiazyl group may be replaced by a nitrogen atom.

US Pat. No. 10,508,697

FREEWHEEL MECHANISM

Rotor Componentes Tecnolo...

1. A freewheel mechanism comprising:a first carrying member (1) rotatably mounted along a rotational axis (111);
a second carrying member (2) coaxial, rotatable and axially fixed regarding the first carrying member (1), wherein an axial direction (Da) corresponds to rotation direction of the second carrying member (2) when freewheeling regarding the first carrying member (1), therefore a tangential direction (Dt) corresponds to the second carrying member (2) sense of rotation when freewheeling regarding the first carrying member (1);
a toothed ring (4) coaxial along the rotational axis (111), non rotatably coupled to the second carrying member (2), and comprising a toothed member (47) radially disposed provided with a plurality of recesses (40) forming teeth (49) peripherally arranged and equally spaced, having a tangential slope and furthermore an axial slope;
said first carrying member (1) comprises a drum member (12) provided with at least one longitudinal cavity (10) for housing at least one longitudinal pawl (3) arranged to engage and disengage with the toothed member (47) for respectively force the toothed ring (4) to rotate jointly or separately with the first carrying member (1), wherein the longitudinal axis of each longitudinal cavity (10) is predominantly radial but having an axial tilt angle (cpa) and a tangential tilt angle (cpt), defining an interlocking direction (De);
wherein the longitudinal pawl (3) housed in the longitudinal cavity (10), has a longitudinal axis (37) coincident with the longitudinal axis of said longitudinal cavity (10), thus allowing the sliding of the longitudinal pawl (3) into the longitudinal cavity (10), biased towards the toothed member (47) by biasing means (5);
wherein the longitudinal pawl (3) comprises in one end an engage member (33), which faces outwardly from the longitudinal cavity (10) in order to come into contact with the toothed member (47), the engage member comprising a slip face (331) orthogonal to the pawl longitudinal axis (37) and a thrust face (332), laterally disposed;
wherein said slip face (331) is configured to slide contacting the toothed member (47) when freewheeling, and said thrust face (332) is configured to push on the recesses (40) of the toothed member (47) for transmitting torque between the first and the second carrying members (1, 2) when non freewheeling;
wherein said second carrying member (2) comprises a first torque load transmitting member (200) mating with a second torque load transmitting member (400) provided in the toothed ring (4), that force the second carrying member (2) and the toothed ring (4) to always rotate jointly;
characterized in that the first torque load transmitting member (200) and the second torque load transmitting member (400) allow bidirectional movement of the toothed ring (4) in the axial direction (Da), being declutching the axial movement from a first clutch position, corresponding to non-freewheeling, to a second declutch position, corresponding to freewheeling, and being clutching the axial movement of the toothed ring (4) from the second declutch position to the first clutch position, and being both opposite movements always forced by at least one longitudinal pawl (3), which engage member (33), via its slip face (331), biases the toothed ring (4) in the axial direction (Da) away from the drum member (12), and, via its thrust face (332), axially guides the toothed ring (4) screwing towards the drum member (12) when torque is applied and the engage member (33) engages with one of the recesses (40) till the engage member (33) is fully meshed at the bottom of the recess (40).

US Pat. No. 10,507,526

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURE OF AT LEAST ONE COMPONENT REGION OF A COMPONENT

MTU Aero Engines AG, Mun...

1. A method for the additive manufacture of at least one region of a component, comprising the following steps:a) layer-wise application of at least one powder-form component material onto a component platform in the region of a build-up and joining zone;
b) layer-wise and local solidifying of the component material by selective exposure of the component material by at least one high-energy beam in the region of the build-up and joining zone, with the formation of a component layer;
c) layer-wise lowering of the component platform by a pre-defined layer thickness; and
d) repeating steps a) to c) until the component region or the component has been completely fabricated;
wherein during at least one step b), at least one exposure parameter of the high-energy beam from the group: power, velocity, and focal position, is adjusted as a function of at least one construction parameter from the group: component thickness, hatch distance to an adjacent exposure trace, angle of incidence of the high-energy beam relative to the surface of the component layer, angle of deflection of the high-energy beam with respect to a vertical axis of the component layer, overhang angle of the component layer, layer thickness of the component layer, and distance from a complete volume element of the component layer, and
wherein during at least one step b), the method further comprises determining, with a controller, at least the overhang angle of the component layer, and adjusting
at least the exposure parameter, power, of the high-energy beam to reduce the power, when compared to the power in an inskin region, if the construction parameter, overhang angle, of the component layer in the exposed region corresponds to a downskin region, and
at least the exposure parameter, power, of the high-energy beam to increase the power, when compared to the power in an inskin region, if the construction parameter, overhang angle, of the component layer in the exposed region corresponds to an upskin region.

US Pat. No. 10,507,469

WOOD CHIPPER

1. A wood chipper comprising a chamber which includes means therein for chipping wood, means for discharging chipped wood from said chamber, a pair of rollers positioned for feeding of wood between said rollers and into said chamber, and means for driving at least one of said rollers, wherein said means for driving said at least one roller includes an hydraulic motor for said at least one roller and further includes a hydrostatic pump and hydraulic lines flow connecting said hydrostatic pump to said hydraulic motor for effecting rotation of said at least one roller for driving said at least one roller, wherein the wood chipper further comprises means for receiving mechanical power from a power take-off of a tractor for operation of said hydrostatic pump, wherein said means for receiving mechanical power from a power take-off of a tractor comprises a member on the wood chipper which has splined projections for engaging splined projections on a member on the tractor to effect rotation by the member on the tractor of said member on the wood chipper.

US Pat. No. 10,512,162

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR STRAIN SENSING USING AEROSOL JET PRINTING OF FLEXIBLE CAPACITIVE STRAIN GAUGES

BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY, ...

1. A device comprising:a flexible substrate;
a flexible integrated circuit within the flexible substrate, the integrated circuit having at least one input electrode positioned on a surface of the flexible substrate; and
an aerosol-jet printed conductive ink layer disposed on the surface of the flexible substrate, the aerosol jet printed conductive ink layer having a pattern that includes a first set of fingers interdigitated with a second set of fingers, the aerosol-jet printed conductive ink layer in contact with the at least one input electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,511,930

REAL-TIME LOCATION SMART SPEAKER NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

CenTrak, Inc., Newtown, ...

1. A system for presenting a notification for playback at a smart speaker device, the system comprising:a real-time location (RTL) server configured to communicate with a backbone network;
a base station configured to transmit a signal including an identifier of the base station to a portable device, the portable device configured to transmit an output signal including a portable device ID representative of the portable device to at least one radio frequency network access point (RF-NAP);
wherein the output signal of the portable device includes the identifier of the base station combined with the portable device ID, defining a combined ID signal; and
wherein the at least one RF-NAP communicates via the backbone network to the RTL server and a notification server;
the notification server configured to associate the notification with the portable device ID, and at least one of generate, store, distribute, cue and present for playback the notification based on the portable device ID; and
a smart speaker device configured to communicate with the base station and the RF-NAP to receive communication from the notification server, the smart speaker device is associated with a location,
wherein the RTL server is configured to determine the location and an identity of the portable device based on receiving the combined ID signal from the portable device, and
wherein the notification server is configured to cue the associated notification for playback at the smart speaker device based on the determined location of the portable device.

US Pat. No. 10,512,121

METHOD OF AND SYSTEM FOR PACKET GATEWAY AND CONTENT MANAGEMENT INTEGRATION

AFFIRMED NETWORKS, INC., ...

1. A network element comprising:a processor;
a memory; and
an integrated gateway and content management module for providing user-requested content to mobile user equipment from a content delivery network, the user-requested content being associated with content a mobile user downloads or browses on the content delivery network, the integrated gateway and content management module customizing the user-requested content based on (a) information about the mobile user equipment and network entities with which the mobile user equipment is communicating and (b) information about a type of the user-requested content being provided, wherein the integrated gateway and content management module discovers said information, wherein the information about the mobile user equipment includes a form factor of the mobile user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,512,087

IEEE 802.11 COMMUNICATION UTILIZING CARRIER SPECIFIC INTERFERENCE MITIGATION

NETGEAR, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A method for wireless communication in a multi-band, multi-carrier wireless network, the method comprising:measuring a channel condition for one or more of a plurality of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11 communication bands;
based on the measured channel condition for the one or more of the plurality of IEEE 802.11 communication bands, identifying first carriers in the one or more of the plurality of IEEE 802.11 communication bands for communication;
mitigating interference on a carrier-by-carrier basis for one or more of the identified first carriers in the one or more of the plurality of IEEE 802.11 communication bands; and
transmitting, to a User Equipment (UE), wireless data on the one or more identified first carriers in the one or more of the of the plurality of IEEE 802.11 communication bands for which interference is mitigated.

US Pat. No. 10,512,141

METHOD, SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING AN ENERGIZING STATE OF A LIGHT

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. A method of remotely monitoring, comprising:receiving, from a terminal, identification information of one or more adapters that are connectable respectively between each of one or more lights in a residence, and a socket configured to receive each of the one or more adapters;
storing, in one or more memories, the identification information of the one or more adapters;
receiving, from the one or more adapters, an indication that an electric circuit of the one or more adapters is energized by a switch; and
updating information regarding an energizing state of the electric circuit of the one or more adapters for indicating that the electric circuit of the one or more adapters is energized.

US Pat. No. 10,512,106

STATE TRANSITION METHOD BASED ON RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. An operation method of a base station in a communication system, comprising:transmitting, to a terminal, first downlink control information (DCI) including a system information-radio network temporary identifier (SI-RNTI) through a first physical downlink control channel (PDCCH);
transmitting, to the terminal, system information (SI) which includes information indicating a format of second DCI for a random access procedure and sequence information of a random access preamble through a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) configured by the SI-RNTI;
transmitting, to the terminal, the second DCI, indicated by the SI, which includes resource information of a physical random access channel (PRACH) in which the random access preamble is transmitted, a transmission period of the random access preamble, and a transmission number of the random access preamble through a second PDCCH; and
receiving, from the terminal, the random access preamble based on the SI and the second DCI.

US Pat. No. 10,509,130

POSITIONING, NAVIGATION, AND TIMING DEVICE INTERFERENCE AND SPOOFING DETECTOR WITH TIMING MITIGATION

The MITRE Corporation, M...

1. A method comprising:receiving a radio frequency (RF) signal from an antenna associated with a positioning, navigation and timing (PNT) device;
splitting the RF signal into a plurality of RF data signals, comprising at least a first RF data signal and a second RF data signal, wherein the plurality of RF data signals are replicates of the RF signal;
sending the first RF data signal to a first processing device and the second RF data signal to a second processing device, wherein the first and second processing devices are configured to assist in detection and mitigation of an adversarial attack and wherein the first processing device is configured to output the first data signal to a time and frequency subsystem;
detecting, by the second processing device, an anomaly associated with the second RF data signal;
transmitting, by the second processing device to a switch-control logic mechanism, a signal in response to detecting the anomaly associated with the second RF data signal;
transmitting, by the switch-control logic mechanism to the first processing device, a cutoff signal responsive to receiving the signal; and
terminating, by the first processing device, the output of the first RF data signal to the time and frequency subsystem based on the cutoff signal.

US Pat. No. 10,508,816

INTERLOCK SWITCH STRUCTURE AND MICROWAVE OVEN

GUANGDONG MIDEA KITCHEN A...

1. An interlock switch structure, comprising:a substrate;
a sliding latch;
a tactile disk member;
a door hook;
a first elastic member; and
multiple micro-switches;
wherein, the substrate is provided with a chute structure; the sliding latch is slidably matched with a chute of the chute structure, the sliding latch is provided with a sliding surface to match with the door hook;
the tactile disk member is pivotally communicated with the substrate, the micro-switches are located on a periphery of the tactile disk member, and contact points of the micro-switches are toward the tactile disk member;
the tactile disk member is provided with a seesaw to match with the door hook, a circumferential surface of the tactile disk member is provided with a rotating surface to match with the sliding latch, and a plurality of contact surfaces that are matched with the contact points;
in a process of locking the door hook, the door hook sequentially abuts the sliding latch and the seesaw such that the sliding latch is displaced, and the tactile disk member is rotated in a forward direction, and each contact surface abuts a corresponding contact point, triggering a corresponding micro-switch; and
in a process of releasing the door hook, the sliding latch is reset by the first elastic member and abuts the sliding surface such that the tactile disk member is rotated in reverse, and each contact surface leaves the corresponding contact point, resetting the corresponding micro-switch.

US Pat. No. 10,512,094

ASSESSMENT AND MITIGATION OF RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFERENCE OF NETWORKED DEVICES

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus for assessing and mitigating radio frequency interference (RFI) in a network comprising a plurality of wireless devices, the apparatus comprising: memory; andprocessing circuitry coupled to the memory, the processing circuitry to:
during an RFI assessment phase:
receive an attacker signal to operate as an attacker device;
respond to the attacker signal by causing the processing circuitry to:
transmit a transmitted interference test packet (ITPkt) to one or more other wireless devices of the plurality of wireless devices, wherein the transmitted ITPkt comprises ITPkt parameters comprising: a network identifier of the device, a transmission globally unique identifier, and a time of transmission for a transmitted interference test pattern (ITPat); and
transmit the transmitted ITPat at the time of transmission for the transmitted ITPat.

US Pat. No. 10,512,069

TERMINAL DEVICE AND BASE STATION DEVICE

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A base station device for communicating with a terminal device, the base station device comprising:radio resource control (RRC) processing circuitry configured to transmit RRC configuration information to the terminal device,
transmission processing circuitry configured to transmit downlink control information (DCI) on a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) and transmit downlink data on a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH), and
transmission signal generation circuitry configured to take encoded bits in the downlink data as input and produce modulation symbols, wherein
in a case that the RRC configuration information includes first information for superposition coded modulation and one of a first plurality of DCI formats is used, the DCI includes second information indicating that an interference with the modulation symbols is included and indicating transmission power ratio,
in a case that the RRC configuration information includes the first information and one of a second plurality of DCI formats is used, the DCI does not include the second information,
in a case that the second information indicates a first value, the modulation symbols are produced without including an interference signal, and
in a case that the second information indicates a value other than the first value and the value other than the first value indicates that the transmission power ratio is less than 0.5, the modulation symbols are produced with including the interference signal.

US Pat. No. 10,511,759

IMAGE CAPTURING TERMINAL AND IMAGE CAPTURING METHOD

Yulong Computer Telecommu...

1. A terminal for image capturing, comprising:a first camera module;
a second camera module, wherein the first camera module and the second camera module are configured to frame concurrently the same scene and detect and analyze contrast ratios of different frames of images within a focus search range, wherein the focus search range is determined by a first focus point and a second focus point, and the focus search range comprises a first focus area and a second focus area that do not overlap each other;
a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions, which when executed by the processor, become operational with the processor to:
control the first camera module to search for a first focus in the first focus area, and to simultaneously control the second camera module to search for a second focus in the second focus area;
capture focus information of one of the first camera module or the second camera module; and
control the first camera module to capture an image at the first focus of the first camera module,
wherein when the focus information of the first camera module is captured, control the first camera module to be located at the first focus, capture the image at the first focus, and output the image; and
wherein when the focus information of the second camera module is captured, control a focus position of the first camera module to directly move to the first focus according to the focus information of the second camera module, capture the image at the first focus, and output the image.

US Pat. No. 10,511,201

STACKING-TYPE STATOR USING MULTILAYER PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD, AND SINGLE-PHASE MOTOR AND COOLING FAN USING SAME

AMOTECH CO., LTD., Inche...

1. A stacking-type stator for a single-phase motor, the stacking-type stator comprising:a multilayer printed circuit board (PCB) that is stacked and integrated with a penetration opening; and
a coil pattern patterned on each layer of the multilayer PCB,
wherein throughholes are formed to penetrate the multilayer PCB and connect the coil patterns,
wherein the coil pattern comprises:
inner and outer rotating direction pattern portions which are arranged in a circumferential direction at intervals along an inner circumference and an outer circumference concentrically with the penetration opening; and
a radial pattern portion that interconnects the inner rotating direction pattern portion and the outer rotating direction pattern portion that are adjacent to each other and is disposed along the radial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,511,008

BATTERY CONTACT WITH A SURFACE TEXTURE

TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFF...

1. A battery pack operable to provide power to a device through a device contact of the device, the battery pack comprising:a battery pack housing including a main body housing and a tower portion that extends from the main body housing, wherein the battery pack housing is configured to be supported by and removably mounted to a device housing of the device;
at least one battery cell located within the battery pack housing; and
battery contacts positioned on the tower portion and including a positive terminal and a negative terminal,
wherein the battery contacts are configured to engage the device contact of the device and allow electric current to transfer from the battery pack to the device,
wherein each of the battery contacts includes an outwardly facing first surface;
wherein the tower portion of the battery pack housing is configured to be inserted into a battery receptacle portion of the device housing along an axis parallel to the first surfaces of the battery contacts, the axis being defined by the tower portion extending upwardly from the main body housing;
wherein the device contact includes a leaf spring contact including a first leaf spring and a second leaf spring, the first leaf spring and the second leaf spring each configured to be inwardly biased toward the tower portion and each configured to expand outwardly over side surfaces of the tower portion to receive the tower portion of the battery pack housing and engage one of the first surfaces of the battery contacts when the battery pack is inserted into the device;
wherein the first surfaces of the battery contacts have a surface texture, the surface texture including
raised portions that define a contact surface for contacting the device contact to allow the electric current to transfer from the battery pack to the device, and
recessed regions spaced away from the contact surface and for providing a space between the battery contacts and the device contact.

US Pat. No. 10,510,304

DYNAMIC DIMMING LED BACKLIGHT FOR LCD ARRAY

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. A method for controlling a dynamic dimming liquid crystal display (LCD) backlight of a LCD assembly having a plurality of discrete LCDs positioned in front of the backlight, each LCD having a discrete display receiver board configured to deliver received video content to the LCD, the method comprising:dividing the backlight into an array of individually controllable subsections;
using adjacent edges of the LCD displays as virtual boundary lines relative to the backlight subsections;
placing each display receiver board in electrical communication with one or more of the other receiver boards;
determining an initial desired luminance value for each subsection of the backlight based on incoming video data supplied to the LCDs;
(a) calculating the difference between desired luminance values for each pair of adjacent backlight subsections that border the virtual boundary lines;
(b) comparing the calculated difference in desired luminance values for each pair of adjacent backlight subsections to a predetermined threshold value; and
(c) when the calculated difference in desired luminance values between a pair of adjacent backlight subsections exceeds the threshold value, increasing the desired luminance value for the backlight subsection having a lower desired luminance value by adding a constant value to the existing desired luminance value of said subsection.

US Pat. No. 10,509,702

CREATING AND VERIFYING SUCCESSFUL CREATION OF A DATASET IMAGE OF A DATASET STORED ACROSS A PLURALITY OF STORAGE SYSTEMS

NetApp Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A method comprising:identifying storage objects of a dataset that are stored across a plurality of storage systems, wherein each storage system executes a volume image manager;
sending instructions to each volume image manager to create storage object images of storage objects hosted at each storage system; and
determining that production of a dataset image of the dataset is successful based upon each volume image manager successfully creating storage object images of storage objects of the dataset hosted at corresponding storage systems, wherein the dataset image is generated to comprise a plurality of storage object images created by the volume image managers.

US Pat. No. 10,509,467

DETERMINING FIXATION OF A USER'S EYES FROM IMAGES OF PORTIONS OF THE USER'S FACE ENCLOSED BY A HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A head mounted display (HMD) comprising:a rigid body having a front side, a left side, a right side, a top side, and a bottom side and including a display element configured to display content to a user wearing the HMD and an optics block configured to direct light from the display element to an exit pupil and an additional exit pupil of the HMD;
a left image capture device coupled to an interior surface of the HMD proximate to the left side of the front rigid body and configured to capture images of a portion of the user's face enclosed by the rigid body, the portion of the user's face including a left eye of the user;
a left illumination source positioned proximate to the left image capture device and configured to emit light illuminating the portion of the user's face;
an right image capture device coupled to an interior surface of the HMD proximate to the right side of the front rigid body and proximate to the bottom side of the rigid body and configured to capture images of an additional portion of the user's face enclosed by the rigid body, the additional portion of the user's face including a right eye of the user;
a right illumination source positioned proximate to the right image capture device and configured to emit light illuminating the additional portion of the user's face; and
a controller coupled to the left image capture device and to the right image capture device, the controller configured to:
obtain the images of the portion of the user's face including the left eye of the user from the left image capture device;
obtain the images of the additional portion of the user's face including the right eye of the user from the right image capture device;
generate a vector indicating a fixation of the user's left eye and a fixation of the user's right eye relative to the position of the head of the user by applying a model to the images and to the additional images;
modify content presented by an electronic display included in the HMD based on the vector by increasing a resolution of a segment of content at a location of the electronic display corresponding to the fixation of the user's left eye relative to a resolution of content presented at other locations of the electronic display and increasing a resolution of an additional segment of content at a location of the electronic display corresponding to the fixation of the user's right eye relative to the resolution of content presented at other locations of the electronic display.

US Pat. No. 10,506,796

CLAW CLIPPER WITH LED FOR COMPANION ANIMAL

1. A claw clipper with an LED for a companion animal, the claw clipper comprising:a pair of handles (100) connected to each other by an elastic member (110);
a pair of clipper blades (200) each attached to a first side of an end portion of each of the handles (100), respectively; and
an LED module (300) provided in a first surface of the end portion of one of the pair of handles (100) and emitting light in a direction toward the clipper blades (200),
wherein, at a center portion of one of the pair of handles (100), a protrusion (120) protruding toward a remaining one of the handles (100) is provided, and at a center portion of the remaining one of handles (100), a recess (130) is provided corresponding to the protrusion (120).

US Pat. No. 10,512,032

GEOGRAPHICAL RADIO AVAILABILITY AS A SERVICE

InstrumentMail, LLC, San...

1. A system comprising:a device embedded in the system, the device comprising:
a processor;
a radio;
a memory containing instructions that, when executed by the processor, enable the device to:
determine the device's location within a specific area responsive to the device being within the specific area;
configure, in response to the device being within the specific area, a first antenna coupled to the radio to send and receive data over a wireless link;
send information, to a server, related to the device's location via the first antenna over the wireless link;
receive, from the server, configuration data over the wireless link, the configuration data created in response to the device's location being within the specific area and created based on the device's location being within the specific area;
configure, in response to the device's location being within the specific area and based on the device's location being within the specific area, a second antenna coupled to the radio to send and receive data over a short-range wireless network using the configuration data; and
receive, via the second antenna over the short-range wireless network, data from one or more connected devices, the data including locations of the one or more connected devices in proximity to the device's location estimated by the one or more connected devices.

US Pat. No. 10,511,316

METHOD OF LINEARIZING THE TRANSFER CHARACTERISTIC BY DYNAMIC ELEMENT MATCHING

ANALOG DEVICES GLOBAL UNL...

1. A residue-forming sampling digital to analog converter, the residue-forming sampling digital to analog converter being responsive to a digital word which comprises a first part and a second part, wherein the residue-forming sampling digital to analog converter comprises:a plurality of cooperating digital to analog converters arranged in parallel, wherein:
the plurality of cooperating digital to analog converters receive respective data words from a data word generator,
the data words comprise a shared portion and an additional portion;
the shared portion represents the first part of the digital word following shuffling by the data word generator, and
the additional portion encodes values belonging to the second part of the digital word.

US Pat. No. 10,511,103

ANTENNA MODULE AND PORTABLE DEVICE HAVING SAME

AMOTECH CO., LTD., Inche...

1. An antenna module, comprising:a shielding sheet; and
a radiation pattern in which coils are alternately formed on an upper surface and a lower surface of the shielding sheet to be wound in a vertical direction of the shielding sheet,
wherein the antenna module is disposed between a back cover and a support board of a portable device, one side of the antenna module is collinearly disposed with a short side of the back cover, and the other side of the antenna module is collinearly disposed with a short side of the support board.

US Pat. No. 10,509,781

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR UPDATING NODE PROFILE STATUS BASED ON AUTOMATED ELECTRONIC ACTIVITY

People.ai, Inc., San Fra...

1. A method, comprising:accessing, by one or more processors, data from a plurality of electronic activities transmitted or received via electronic accounts associated with a plurality of data source providers;
maintaining, by the one or more processors, a plurality of node profiles, each node profile of the plurality of node profiles corresponding to an entity, each node profile including one or more field-value pairs including values extracted from the data from the plurality of electronic activities;
identifying, by the one or more processors, for a first electronic activity account of a first data source provider, a second electronic activity of the plurality of electronic activities automatically generated and transmitted in response to a first electronic activity of the plurality of electronic activities transmitted from the first electronic activity account, the first electronic activity transmitted to a recipient and the second electronic activity identifying the recipient;
determining, by the one or more processors, that the second electronic activity is an automated electronic activity responsive to the first electronic activity;
determining, by the one or more processors, responsive to parsing content included in a body of the second electronic activity, a context related to the second electronic activity;
matching, by the one or more processors, from the plurality of node profiles, a node profile corresponding to the recipient of the first electronic activity with the second electronic activity by comparing a contact identifier of the recipient extracted from the second electronic activity with a field-value pair of the node profile, the field-value pair identifying the contact identifier of the recipient and identifying a value data structure including at least a first entry corresponding to the first electronic activity or the second electronic activity;
updating, by the one or more processors, responsive to the second electronic activity, a status associated with the node profile corresponding to the recipient based on the context;
identifying, by the one or more processors, for a second electronic activity account of a second data source provider, a fourth electronic activity of the plurality of electronic activities automatically generated and transmitted in response to a third electronic activity of the plurality of electronic activities transmitted from the second electronic activity account, the third electronic activity transmitted to the recipient and the fourth electronic activity identifying the recipient;
determining, by the one or more processors, that the fourth electronic activity is a second automated electronic activity responsive to the third electronic activity; and
updating, by the one or more processors, a confidence score of the status of the node profile based on the fourth electronic activity.

US Pat. No. 10,508,797

LUMINAIRE AND CONNECTION MECHANISM FOR CONNECTING MULTIPLE LUMINAIRES

IDEAL Industries Lighting...

1. A luminaire comprising:a light emitting portion extending between a first end cap and a second end cap to define a length between the first end cap and the second end cap;
the first end cap comprising at least one receptacle extending in an insertion direction and the second end cap comprising at least one post extending in the insertion direction, the at least one receptacle of the first end cap being configured to closely receive a post on a third end cap and the at least one post of the second end cap being configured to be received in a receptacle on a fourth end cap, the insertion direction being disposed transversely to the length;
wherein the first end cap further comprises at least one first guide surface and the second end cap further comprises at least one second guide surface, the at least one first guide surface being configured to engage at least one third guide surface on the third end cap and the at least one second guide surface being configured to engage at least one fourth guide surface on the fourth end cap, the at least one first guide surface and the at least one second guide surface being rigid and disposed perpendicularly to the insertion direction such that the engagement of the at least one first guide surface with the at least one third guide surface prevents movement of the first end cap relative to the third end cap in the insertion direction, and wherein the first end cap comprises a first electrical connector separate from the at least one first guide surface configured to engage a second electrical connector on the third end cap.

US Pat. No. 10,506,816

SCALABLE MACHINE

1. A scalable food processing machine for manufacturing foods, comprising:one or more function modules, which comprises operational machine components of the food processing machine, wherein a layout of the one or more function modules is limited to a maximum performance range which is a reduced performance capability of the one or more function modules such that the maximum performance range lies below the maximally possible performance range of the one or more function modules;
one or more control sections, of a controller, wherein each control section is connected to a corresponding function module of the one or more of the function modules for controlling the corresponding function modules within the maximum performance range which is at the reduced performance capability of the one or more function modules;
an activation device is connected to the one or more control sections wherein the activation device is activated with an access code such that with the activation activated, the activation device is capable of providing a control signal to the one or more of the control sections wherein:
the one or more control sections are capable of providing a corresponding control signal to the one or more function modules to alter the maximum performance range of the of the one or more function modules to a different performance range than the maximum performance range which is at the reduced performance capability of the one or more function modules; and
the one or more control sections are capable of operating the one or more function modules within the different performance range; and
a registering device associated with the food processing machine that registers use and performance of the corresponding function module for sending to a manufacturer to invoice a user of the food processing machine.

US Pat. No. 10,512,148

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT EMPLOYING LASER PULSE INCLUDING PEDESTAL

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. A system for generating extreme ultraviolet light, the system comprising:a master oscillator configured to output a laser beam pulse, the laser beam pulse having a waveform including a first portion and a second portion following the first portion;
an optical element positioned in a beam path of the laser beam pulse, the optical element configured to transform the waveform of the laser beam pulse to a second waveform, the second waveform including a pedestal and a peak, the pedestal being formed by transformation of the first portion to the pedestal by the optical element, and the peak being the second portion;
an amplifier including a gain medium, the amplifier configured to amplify the pedestal and the peak to form an amplified pedestal and an amplified peak; and
the amplified pedestal and the amplified peak containing sufficient energy to turn a target material into a plasma that emits EUV light.

US Pat. No. 10,512,145

LIGHTING SYSTEM AND WIRELESS RELAY METHOD THEREOF

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A lighting system comprising a first luminaire, a second luminaire, and a wireless controller, wherein:the first luminaire and the second luminaire each include a first communication unit configured to communicate with the wireless controller, and the first luminaire and the second luminaire communicate with each other via the first communication units each being the first communication unit,
the wireless controller includes a second communication unit configured to communicate with the first luminaire and the second luminaire, and a control unit configured to control the first luminaire and the second luminaire via the second communication unit,
the second communication unit is configured to transmit a first signal to the first luminaire and the second luminaire, the first signal instructing the first luminaire and the second luminaire to respond to a request from the wireless controller,
the control unit is configured to, when the first luminaire responds to the first signal and the second luminaire does not respond to the first signal, assign the first luminaire as a relay luminaire and transmit a second signal to the first luminaire, the second signal instructing the first luminaire to wirelessly communicate with the second luminaire via the second communication unit, and
the first luminaire that has received the second signal wirelessly communicates with the second luminaire via the first communication unit.

US Pat. No. 10,512,104

BASE STATION ASSISTANCE FOR RANDOM ACCESS PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) comprising:a processor; and
a transceiver,
wherein the processor and the transceiver are configured to acquire a first random access configuration and a second random access configuration, wherein the first random access configuration and the second random access configuration are different,
wherein the processor and the transceiver are further configured to perform a first random access procedure using the first random access configuration using first physical resources and to perform a second random access procedure using the second random access configuration using second physical resources, wherein the first random access configuration is used for at least initial random access and the second random access configuration is used for at least timing adjustments, wherein the first physical resources are different physical resources than the second physical resources, and
wherein the processor and the transceiver are further configured to receive a first message for the first random access procedure and to receive a second message for the second random access procedure, wherein the first message is an aggregated response message including a plurality of first random access responses and the second message is an aggregated response message including a plurality of second random access responses.

US Pat. No. 10,512,081

RECEIVING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Panasonic Corporation, O...

1. An integrated circuit to control a process, the process comprising:receiving allocation information indicating one or more Distributed Virtual Resource Blocks (DVRBs) with consecutive DVRB numbers, the DVRBs with the consecutive DVRB numbers that are interleaved being mapped to Physical Resource Blocks (PRBs), a difference between DVRB numbers of two DVRBs that are mapped to PRBs in a same frequency within a subframe being less than or equal to two, and two DVRBs with consecutive DVRB numbers being mapped to two PRBs that are inconsecutive in a frequency domain; and
decoding data based on the allocation information.

US Pat. No. 10,512,037

CONTROLLING CELL SELECTION BASED ON RELATIVE DEVICE-TYPE PRIORITIZATION

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

12. A wireless communication system configured to control base station selection, wherein the wireless communication system is configured to serve user equipment devices (UEs) including (i) UEs of a first type that support engaging in standalone service on a first radio access technology (RAT) and dual-connectivity service on the first RAT and a second RAT, and (ii) UEs of a second type that support engaging in the standalone service on the first RAT but that do not support engaging in the dual-connectivity service on the first RAT and the second RAT, the system comprising:a plurality of base stations that each support providing the standalone service on a first RAT, wherein the plurality of base stations includes (i) a first base station that additionally supports providing the dual-connectivity service on the first RAT and a second RAT and (ii) a second base station that does not additionally support providing the dual-connectivity service on the first RAT and the second RAT,
wherein the wireless communication system is configured to transmit to a UE prioritization data for use by the UE to select, from at least the first and second base stations, a base station to be a serving base station of the UE, wherein the prioritization data includes (i) first prioritization data that specifies that the first base station prioritizes serving UEs of the first type over serving UEs of the second type and (ii) second prioritization data that specifies that the second base station prioritizes serving UEs of the second type over UEs of the first type,
whereby transmission of the prioritization data facilitates UE selection, from at least the first and second base stations, the base station to be the serving base station of the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,511,878

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING CONTENT IN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES BASED ON PERCEPTION DYNAMICALLY DETERMINED AT REAL-TIME

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method for content delivery to an autonomous vehicle, the method comprising:performing an image analysis on an image captured using a camera mounted on an autonomous vehicle, the image representing an exterior environment of an autonomous vehicle;
obtaining localization information surrounding the autonomous vehicle at a point in time;
determining a perception associated with exterior environment of the autonomous vehicle based on the image analysis and the localization information;
receiving a plurality of content items from one or more content servers over a network in response to the perception associated with the exterior environment of the autonomous vehicle;
ranking the plurality of content items using a predetermined ranking algorithm to select a first content item from the plurality of content items;
superimposing the first content item onto the image captured by the camera, generating an augmented image augmented with the first content item; and
displaying the augmented image on a display device mounted on an interior surface of the autonomous vehicle, wherein the display device includes a touch screen to allow a passenger to interact with one or more choices presented by the first content item, wherein the display device is configured to appear as an ordinary window of the autonomous vehicle, and wherein when the passenger looks at the display device, an object of the augmented image is displayed as a virtual object in a virtual reality manner as if the passenger looked at a physical object through the ordinary window of the autonomous vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,511,099

DUAL-BAND SHAPED-PATTERN QUADRIFILAR HELIX ANTENNA

AEROANTENNA TECHNOLOGY, I...

1. A compact dual-band air core helix antenna comprising two sets of quadrifilar helix antenna elements with each of the antenna elements having different arm lengths, the helix antenna being configured such that the antenna elements are printed on a foldable printed circuit board,wherein radiating elements of the antenna elements are fed with four inputs, each of the four inputs having a same amplitude and quadrature phase difference,
wherein each of the antenna elements comprises a first helix, a second helix, a third helix and a fourth helix, and
wherein the first helix extends in a first direction, the second helix extends in a direction that is not parallel to the first direction away from an end of the first helix, a third helix extends away from a distal end of the second helix relative to a point at which the second helix joined the first helix, and a fourth helix extends away from a distal end of the third helix relative to a point at which the third helix joined the second helix.

US Pat. No. 10,509,704

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC DATA BACKUP BASED ON MULTI-FACTOR ENVIRONMENT MONITORING

Acronis International Gmb...

1. A computer-implemented method for performing data backup, the method comprising:monitoring, by a hardware processor, for an occurrence of one or more danger events;
detecting, by the hardware processor, when a danger event occurs;
determining, by the hardware processor, a danger level of the detected danger event;
determining, by the hardware processor, an importance level of each of a plurality of backup data items;
determining, by the hardware processor, a scheduled backup time for performing a backup of the backup data items based on the determined danger level of the detected danger event;
determining, by the hardware processor, a backup order of the plurality of backup data items based on the determined importance level of the backup data items;
selecting, by the hardware processor, a backup storage for the backup data items based on the danger level of the danger event and the importance level of the backup data item;
in response to the danger level being below a predetermined low threshold, performing, by the hardware processor, a backup of the plurality of backup data items to the selected backup storage in the determined backup order and at the scheduled backup time, and
in response to the danger level being above a predetermined high threshold, performing an immediate backup of the plurality of backup data items to the selected backup storage in the determined backup order.

US Pat. No. 10,509,628

SCALABLE-ENTRY FIFO MEMORY DEVICE

1. A first-in, first-out (FIFO) memory device having a first number of data storage units, the FIFO memory device comprising:a plurality of internal FIFO memories equal in number to a second number, each internal FIFO memory in the plurality of internal FIFO memories having a third number of internal data storage units in individual storage locations, the first number, which enumerates quantity of data storage units, being a product of the second number and the third number;
a fourth number of data inputs configured to receive input data units in an order of receipt; and
input multiplexer circuitry for selectively connecting each one of the data inputs to any one of the internal FIFO memories, to direct respective ones of the input data units, received on the data inputs, in round-robin fashion for storage as stored data units, in the order of receipt, in a first layer of the FIFO memory device defined by corresponding ones of the individual storage locations distributed across respective different ones of the internal FIFO memories.

US Pat. No. 10,508,794

LED TROFFER FIXTURE HAVING A WIDE LENS

IDEAL Industries Lighting...

1. A troffer light fixture, comprising:a housing;
a LED assembly positioned in the housing, the LED assembly comprising a first LED array comprising a first LED on a first string and a second LED on a second string and a second LED array comprising a third LED on a third string and fourth LED on a fourth string;
a lens covering the first LED array and the second LED array; and
a reflector assembly extending between the first LED array and the second LED array, the reflector assembly comprising a first reflective surface reflecting light from the first LED array and a second reflective surface reflecting light from the second LED array.

US Pat. No. 10,508,328

RAPID HEATING OF SHEET METAL BLANKS FOR STAMPING

NOVELIS INC., Atlanta, G...

1. A method comprising:receiving a blank of a metal substrate at a heater, wherein the heater comprises a magnetic rotor, and wherein the heater is upstream from a first hot forming press of a hot forming system;
positioning the blank adjacent the magnetic rotor of the heater and in a non-contacting configuration with the magnetic rotor;
rotating the magnetic rotor to induce a magnetic field in the blank to heat the blank for a predetermined time period;
removing the blank from the heater after the predetermined time period and moving the blank to the first hot forming press; and
shaping the blank into a predetermined shape with the first hot forming press.

US Pat. No. 10,512,196

POWER THERMAL AWARENESS SOLUTION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:power thermal awareness solution (PTAS) circuitry to:
receive information regarding a configuration for each of a plurality of cooling zones, each cooling zone including at least one fan, each cooling zone is associated with one or more devices;
initiate a test procedure that includes:
set a range of pulse width modulation (PWM) duty cycles for each fan in each cooling zone;
determine, for each PWM duty cycle, a fan speed for each fan in each cooling zone; and
determine, for each PWM duty cycle, a measured volumetric air flow associated with each cooling zone; and
for each cooling zone,
select an airflow prediction model from a plurality of airflow prediction models based at least in part on the measured volumetric airflow information for each cooling zone; and
determine, during operation of each cooling zone and the associated one or more device, an operational volumetric airflow based at least in part on the selected airflow prediction model for the cooling zone; and
cause a workload assigned to at least one of the one or more devices to be modified based on the operational volumetric airflow of each cooling zone.

US Pat. No. 10,512,164

MICRO DEVICES FORMED BY FLEX CIRCUIT SUBSTRATES

Encite LLC, Burlington, ...

1. A circuit substrate comprises:a plurality of layers of one or more materials, with the plurality of layers adhered together, and with at least a first set of the plurality of layers having patterned electrical conductors thereon; and
a micro electro mechanical device disposed within the circuit substrate, and integrally formed from a second set of the plurality of layers.

US Pat. No. 10,512,152

DEVICE ARRAY BACKFRAME WITH INTEGRAL MANIFOLDING FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE FLUID COOLING

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. An array backframe, comprising:a supply manifold comprising a fluid inlet and a supply cavity in communication with the fluid inlet;
an exhaust manifold comprising an exhaust cavity and a plurality of openings and drainage openings on a top surface, wherein the plurality of openings are in communication with the supply cavity and the drainage openings are in communication with the exhaust cavity; and
a low conductivity layer, disposed between the supply manifold and the exhaust manifold to physically separate and thermally isolate the supply cavity and the exhaust cavity, wherein the supply manifold, the low conductivity layer and the exhaust manifold are three separate layers, and are configured such that the exhaust manifold is disposed on top of the low conductivity layer and the low conductivity layer is disposed on top of the supply manifold; and
wherein the exhaust manifold comprises a plurality of hollow projections extending downward from the openings on the top surface, wherein the hollow projections pass through conduits in the low conductivity layer and terminate in the supply cavity such that the openings on the top surface are in fluid communication with the supply cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,512,133

METHODS OF PROVIDING TUNABLE WARM WHITE LIGHT

Ecosense Lighting Inc., ...

1. A method of generating white light, the method comprising:producing light from a first light emitting diode (“LED”) string that comprises a blue LED with a peak wavelength of between about 405 nm and about 470 nm;
producing light from a second light emitting diode (“LED”) string that comprises a blue LED with a peak wavelength of between about 405 nm and about 470 nm;
producing light from a third light emitting diode (“LED”) string that comprises a blue LED with a peak wavelength of between about 405 nm and about 470 nm;
passing the light produced by each of the first, second, and third LED strings through one of a plurality of respective luminophoric mediums to produce a first unsaturated light, a second unsaturated light, and a third unsaturated light, respectively; and
combining the first unsaturated light, the second unsaturated light, and the third unsaturated light together into a fourth unsaturated light;
wherein the first unsaturated light has a first color point within a white color range defined by a polygonal region on the 1931 CIE Chromaticity Diagram defined by the following ccx, ccy color coordinates: (0.4006, 0.4044), (0.3736, 0.3874), (0.3670, 0.3578), (0.3898, 0.3716);
wherein the second unsaturated light has a second color point within a red color range on the 1931 CIE Chromaticity Diagram defined by a spectral locus between the constant CCT line of 1600K and a line of purples, the line of purples, a line connecting the ccx, ccy color coordinates (0.61, 0.21) and (0.47, 0.28), and the constant CCT line of 1600K;
wherein the third unsaturated light has a third color point within a yellow/green color range on the 1931 CIE Chromaticity Diagram defined by the constant CCT line of 4600K, the Planckian locus between 4600K and 550K, the spectral locus, and a line connecting the ccx, ccy color coordinates (0.445, 0.555) and (0.38, 0.505); and
wherein the fourth unsaturated light corresponds to at least one of a plurality of points along a predefined path near a black body locus in the 1931 CIE Chromaticity Diagram within a 7-step MacAdam ellipse around any point on the black body locus having a correlated color temperature between about 1800K and about 3200K;
wherein the second unsaturated light has a spectral power distribution having relative spectral power intensities of between 0% and 14.8% for wavelengths between 380-420 nm, between 2.1% and 157.8% for wavelengths between 421-460 nm, between 2.0% and 6.7% for wavelengths between 461-500 nm, between 1.4% and 12.2% for wavelengths between 501-540 nm, between 8.7% and 24.7% for wavelengths between 541-580 nm, between 48.5% and 102.8% for wavelengths between 581-620 nm, between 1.8% and 74.3% for wavelengths between 661-700 nm, between 0.5% and 29.5% for wavelengths between 701-740 nm, and between 0.3% and 9% for wavelengths between 741-780 nm, relative to the normalized range for wavelengths between 621-660 nm with a value of 100.0%.

US Pat. No. 10,512,098

TIME DIVISION DUPLEX (TDD) SUBFRAME STRUCTURE SUPPORTING SINGLE AND MULTIPLE INTERLACE MODES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication in a wireless communication network for a subordinate entity to communicate with a scheduling entity utilizing a time division duplex (TDD) carrier, wherein the TDD carrier comprises a plurality of subframes, the method comprising:receiving first control information in a control portion of a first subframe, wherein the first control information comprises a first downlink assignment for the subordinate entity;
receiving first data corresponding to the first downlink assignment in a data portion of the first subframe;
transmitting first acknowledgement information corresponding to the first data in an acknowledgement portion of the first subframe, wherein the acknowledgement portion comprises an end of the first subframe; and
receiving second control information scheduling a retransmission of at least part of the first data in the control portion of a second subframe following the first subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,512,096

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA IN DUAL CONNECTIVITY AND A DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a user equipment (UE) communicating with a first base station (BS) and a second BS simultaneously in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:configuring, based on a radio resource control (RRC) signal from the first BS or the second BS, that uplink (UL) data is to be transmitted to the first BS for when an amount of data available for transmission in a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) entity is less than a threshold;
receiving a first PDCP data from an upper layer;
transmitting a buffer status report (BSR) for the first PDCP data to request an UL grant to the second BS;
receiving a second PDCP data from the upper layer;
receiving the UL grant from the second BS in response to the BSR; and
transmitting both of the first PDCP data and the second PDCP data on the UL grant to the second BS even when an amount of the data available for transmission in the PDCP entity at the time of a transmission of the first PDCP data and the second PDCP data is less than the threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,512,035

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMICALLY CONFIGURABLE AIR INTERFACES

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A communication method, the method comprising:receiving, by a first user equipment (UE) from a transmit point (TP), a first signaling indicating a first air interface configuration of a plurality of candidate air interface configurations of a first air interface of at least one air interface, wherein the first signaling is received using a default air interface configuration, wherein the default air interface configuration comprises a default time transmission interval (TTI) and a grant based transmission, and wherein the first signaling comprises indicators for indicating a first TTI different from the default TTI and a grant free transmission of the first air interlace configuration; and
transmitting, by the first UE to the TP, a first data transmission using the first air interface configuration,
wherein the plurality of candidate air interlace configurations comprise a second air interface configuration, and wherein the first air interface configuration and the second air interlace configuration are used for communicating in an uplink transmission direction of the first air interface.

US Pat. No. 10,511,948

INFLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM THAT SELECTS AMONG PASSENGER ELECTRONIC DEVICES FOR CONNECTION BASED ON POWER MEASUREMENTS

Thales Avionics, Inc., I...

1. A Bluetooth device pairing system comprising:a Bluetooth transceiver;
at least one processor connected to the Bluetooth transceiver and configured to perform operations comprising:
generating a list of Bluetooth identifiers of persons' electronic devices (PEDs) that are discovered through the Bluetooth transceiver;
for a plurality of the Bluetooth identifiers in the list,
generating a first received signal strength indication from measurement of at least one radio signal received from the PED having the Bluetooth identifier, and
updating a candidate PEDs data structure to comprise a paired association between the Bluetooth identifier and the first received signal strength indication measured for the at least one radio signal received from the PED having the Bluetooth identifier;
following the updating of the candidate PEDs data structure, communicating a message instructing a person to move the PED to a defined location;
for a plurality of the Bluetooth identifiers in the list that are still discoverable through the Bluetooth transceiver,
generating a second received signal strength indication from measurement of at least one radio signal received from the PED having the Bluetooth identifier, and
updating the candidate PEDs data structure to further associate the Bluetooth identifier to the second received signal strength indication measured for the at least one radio signal received from the Bluetooth device having the Bluetooth identifier;
selecting one of the Bluetooth identifiers that satisfies a defined rule for an amount of change determined between the first and second received signal strength indications that are associated via the candidate PEDs data structure with the one of the Bluetooth identifiers in the list; and
responsive to the selection, performing operations for pairing through the Bluetooth transceiver with a Bluetooth transceiver of the PED having the selected one of the Bluetooth identifiers.

US Pat. No. 10,511,062

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SELF-ISOLATING ABNORMAL BATTERY

CONTEMPORARY AMPEREX TECH...

1. A system for self-isolating an abnormal battery, comprising: a switch controlling module, a battery detecting module, a data analyzing module and at least two switch battery modules;each of the at least two switch battery modules comprises at least one isolating switch, at least one main circuit switch and a battery, the at least one main circuit switch is connected with the battery in series to form a series circuit, the series circuit is connected in parallel to the at least one isolating switch so as to form one of the at least two switch battery modules, the at least two switch battery modules are connected with each other in series;
the battery detecting module is configured to detect a battery status parameter and provide the detected battery status parameter to the data analyzing module;
the data analyzing module is configured to judge whether an operating status of the battery is normal or not according to the battery status parameter, and provide a signal to the switch controlling module;
the switch controlling module is configured to generate an on/off signal according to the signal provided by the data analyzing module, and apply the on/off signal to the at least one main circuit switch and the at least one isolating switch in one of the at least two switch battery modules, so as to alternatively control on/off of the at least one main circuit switch and the at least one isolating switch in one of the at least two switch battery modules,
the data analyzing module is further configured to: generate a detection preparation instruction before receiving the battery status parameter provided by the battery detecting module, and provide it to the switch controlling module,
the switch controlling module is further configured to: when receiving the detection preparation instruction sent by the data analyzing module, control to switch on all the main circuit switches in the at least two switch battery modules, and control to switch off all the isolating switches in the at least two switch battery modules, so as to connect all the batteries in the at least two switch battery modules in series.

US Pat. No. 10,509,990

RADIO-FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION-BASED SHELF LEVEL INVENTORY COUNTING

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method, comprising:detecting a radio frequency identification tag at a plurality of detection locations including by receiving a radio frequency signal of the radio frequency identification tag at a plurality of radio frequency identification tag reader antennas coupled to one or more radio frequency identification tag readers in communication with one or more servers;
determining an expected location of the radio frequency identification tag;
determining a corresponding relative location confidence level for each of the detection locations of the radio frequency identification tag based on a relative location of the corresponding detection location as compared to the expected location, wherein the each corresponding relative location confidence level is determined based on a plurality of different confidence level adjustment factors that vary across different magnitudes of separation from the expected location and vary across different directional axes;
analyzing the determined relative location confidence levels of the same radio frequency identification tag for the detection locations to automatically select at least one of the detection locations; and
performing an action based on the at least one selected detection location.

US Pat. No. 10,509,777

EXHAUSTIVE PLACES FETCHING

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising, by one or more computer server machines:identifying a geographic tile to populate with entities; and
populating the geographic tile with entities from third-party servers, wherein the populating comprises:
sending, to one or more third-party servers, a request to retrieve entities with respect to a center point of the geographic tile; and
for each of the one or more third-party servers for which a response with retrieved entities is received:
in response to receiving the retrieved entities, computing a maximum distance from the center point of the geographic tile to a location point associated with a farthest one of the retrieved entities;
determining whether a bounding perimeter computed based on the maximum distance encompasses the geographic tile; and
if the bounding perimeter encompasses the geographic tile, storing the retrieved entities in association with an identifier for the geographic tile, wherein the bounding perimeter encompassing the geographic tile indicates that the retrieval is exhaustive;
else:
subdividing the geographic tile into a plurality of subdivision tiles;
recursively populating each of the subdivision tiles with retrieved entities from third-party servers; and
storing the retrieved entities in association with an identifier for each of the recursively populated subdivision tiles.

US Pat. No. 10,509,395

MODEL NUMERICAL SOLVER FOR SYSTEM CONTROL

Sendyne Corporation, New...

1. A method for controlling a motor system by means of model computations within an embedded processor, comprising the steps of:defining a model description, the model description comprising:
a list of independent and dependent variables, parameter values and bounds, input sources, and model equations, at least one of which is differential;
inputting the model description into a model numerical solver;
loading the model numerical solver into a memory of the embedded processor;
estimating an upper bound on the total memory requirement of computational tasks for the model numerical solver for the inputted model description, wherein no dynamic memory allocations beyond the upper-bound of total memory estimate are allowed for runtime computational tasks;
statically allocating required amounts of memory during instantiation and initialization of a model simulation as determined by the estimation of the upper bound on the total memory requirement of the computational tasks for the model numerical solver for the imputed model description prior to commencement of solver steps;
by the model numerical solver, directly and concurrently receiving the model equations;
solving numerically the model equations with the model numerical solver;
outputting at least one value of the dependent variable of the model equations to a control application;
receiving the at least one value of one dependent variable at the control application; and
effecting changes to the state of the motor system by the control application, without making any dynamic memory allocations, in response to receiving the at least one value of one dependent variable, wherein a deterministic response time is guaranteed.

US Pat. No. 10,509,369

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A VAPOR CELL FOR ALKALINE-EARTH-LIKE ATOMS INSIDE AN ULTRAHIGH VACUUM CHAMBER

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNI...

1. A method of making an atomic vapor source, the method comprising:positioning a glass base of a vapor cell in a vacuum chamber;
providing an alkaline-earth metal in the glass base;
positioning a linear motion feedthrough mechanism adjacent the vacuum chamber in line with the glass base in a horizontal arrangement;
sealing and evacuating the vacuum chamber; and
positioning, using a linear motion actuator of the linear motion feedthrough mechanism, a glass lid to contact the glass base of the vapor cell to form an optical contact bond therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,508,798

LIGHTING SYSTEMS INCORPORATING CONNECTIONS FOR SIGNAL AND POWER TRANSMISSION

COOLEDGE LIGHTING INC., ...

1. A lighting system comprising:a first light panel comprising:
a first substrate,
first and second spaced-apart power conductors disposed on the first substrate,
a plurality of first light-emitting elements disposed on the first substrate and electrically connected to the first and second power conductors,
a first connector electrically connected to the first power conductor, and
a second connector electrically connected to the second power conductor; and
a second light panel comprising:
a second substrate,
first and second planar elongated tabs extending from the second substrate, wherein the first and second tabs are flexible,
third and fourth spaced-apart power conductors disposed on the second substrate,
a plurality of second light-emitting elements disposed on the second substrate and electrically connected to the third and fourth power conductors,
a third connector electrically connected to the third power conductor and disposed on the first tab, and
a fourth connector electrically connected to the fourth power conductor and disposed on the second tab,
wherein (i) the first connector is configured for connection to the third connector, thereby electrically coupling the first power conductor to the third power conductor, (ii) the second connector is configured for connection to the fourth connector, thereby electrically coupling the second power conductor to the fourth power conductor, (iii) the first tab comprises one or more first strain-relief features, and (iv) the second tab comprises one or more second strain-relief features.

US Pat. No. 10,508,000

INTERNAL WINCH FOR SELF PAYOUT AND RE-WIND OF A SMALL DIAMETER TETHER FOR UNDERWATER REMOTELY OPERATED VEHICLE

GENERAL DYNAMICS MISSION ...

1. A cable release apparatus comprising:a neutrally buoyant cable that includes an optical fiber for transmitting data between a controller on a surface vessel and a remotely operated underwater vehicle;
a spool mounted on the remotely operated underwater vehicle for storing substantially all of the cable;
a release mechanism that controls the removal of the cable from the spool into ambient water at a release rate;
a cable tension sensor for detecting tension in the optical cable; and
a controller in communication with the cable tension sensor for controlling the release mechanism;
wherein the controller controls the release mechanism for adjusting the release rate of the cable from the spool so that the tension in the cable does not exceed a nominal working tension; and
wherein a drag force imparted on the cable due to movement of the cable through the ambient water is minimized such that the cable is suspended in the ambient water in an effectively stationary state when removed from the spool.

US Pat. No. 10,507,864

GEARBOX ASSEMBLY FOR AN ELECTRIC POWER STEERING ASSEMBLY

TRW Limited, Solihull, W...

1. A gearbox assembly for an electric power assisted steering apparatus comprising:a gearbox housing which houses a worm shaft and a gear wheel,
the worm shaft being supported relative to the housing by a main bearing assembly at an end closest to a motor and by a tail bearing assembly at an end furthest from the motor, and the gear wheel being supported by an output shaft having at least one end that provides a take-off from the gearbox assembly,
in which at least the tail bearing assembly is free to move relative to the housing through a limited range of motion that enables the worm shaft to move radially away from an axis of the gear wheel, and
further including a biasing spring that applies a biasing force to the tail bearing assembly that biases the worm shaft into engagement with the gear wheel,
wherein the tail bearing assembly comprises an inner race and an outer race separated by bearing elements, the gearbox assembly further comprising a first guiding surface upon which the outer race is supported, the outer race being able to move by rolling along the first guiding surface when a radial load is applied to the tail bearing assembly by the worm shaft, and further comprising a guide device which contacts both the outer bearing and a second guiding surface, the biasing spring acting upon the tail bearing assembly indirectly by acting upon the guide device which in turn acts upon the bearing assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,507,561

GRINDING APPARATUS

Tokyo Seimitsu Co., LTD, ...

1. A grinding apparatus provided with a rough grinding stage for roughly grinding a wafer, a fine grinding stage for finely grinding the wafer, and a transfer means for transferring the wafer, the grinding apparatus comprising:a thickness measuring means for measuring a thickness of the wafer having the measuring spot which is fixed at a position that does not interfere with a grinding wheel, and on a locus of transfer of a center of the wafer while the wafer is being transferred from the rough grinding stage to the fine grinding stage; and
a control means for computing a thickness of the wafer before the fine grinding on the basis of measured values of the thickness measuring means and correcting a target thickness after the fine grinding.

US Pat. No. 10,506,895

INSULATED CONTAINER ASSEMBLY WITH THERMAL STORAGE ACCOMMODATION

CALIFORNIA INNOVATIONS IN...

24. A soft-sided insulated lunch box assembly comprising:a lunch box and at least a first thermal storage gel pack;
said lunch box having a lunch box body and a lunch box lid;
said lunch box body having an internal chamber in which to receive objects;
said lunch box body having a main opening;
said lunch box lid mating with said lunch box body and co-operating therewith to define a main closure;
said lunch box lid being hingedly mounted to said lunch box body and being movable between a closed position and an open position of said main closure governing access to said chamber through said main opening;
said lunch box body has a back wall and a peripheral sidewall joined to and extending away from said back wall;
said back wall being four-sided and having an outside skin, an inside skin, and a layer of insulation captured between said outside skin and said inside skin;
said peripheral sidewall having first, second, third and fourth sidewall portions joining, and extending away from corresponding first, second, third and fourth edge portions of said back wall;
said backwall and said peripheral sidewall forming a five-sided open-topped box;
said open-topped box having a with and a length defined by said back wall, and a through-thickness depth defined by said peripheral sidewall;
said lid having an outside skin, an inside skin, and a layer of insulation captured between said outside skin and said inside skin thereof;
at least one of said back wall and said lid having a first thermal storage element accommodation formed therein between the layer of insulation and the inside skin;
said respective inside skin segregating said first thermal storage accommodation from said internal chamber of said lunch box assembly;
said first thermal storage element accommodation having an access opening;
said access opening of said first thermal storage member accommodation being a first slot;
said first thermal storage gel pack is a disk-shaped thermal storage member having a length, a width, and a through thickness, said through-thickness being smaller than each of the length and the width;
said slot being sized to admit said disk-shaped gel pack end-on, said gel pack then being slidable sideways into said first thermal storage member accommodation; and
said gel pack being removably sideways-slideable through said first slot into said first thermal storage member accommodation independently of whether said main closure is open.

US Pat. No. 10,512,118

MESH NETWORK BASED AUTOMATED UPLOAD OF CONTENT TO AIRCRAFT

GOGO LLC, Chicago, IL (U...

1. A system for transferring content to aircraft, the system comprising:a mobile content delivery node comprising a wireless personal communication device that is temporarily located on-board an aircraft, the wireless personal communication device including:
a memory storing a portion of aircraft content data that is to be uploaded from the wireless personal communication device for storage at an aircraft content network manager on-board the aircraft, the aircraft content data uploaded from the wireless personal communication device and stored at the aircraft content network manager for distribution by the aircraft content network manager to respective wireless personal communication devices operated by respective passengers on-board the aircraft; and
a device content manager configured to, based on transfer initiation control data, upload the portion of the aircraft content data stored in the memory of the wireless personal communication device to the aircraft content network manager while the aircraft is in flight,
wherein one or more other portions of the aircraft content data are respectively transferred to the aircraft content network manager from one or more other content delivery nodes, the one or more other content delivery nodes including at least one of: another wireless personal communication device that is temporarily on-board the in-flight aircraft, another aircraft content network manager on-board another aircraft, or a terrestrial content manager.

US Pat. No. 10,512,089

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING TRANSMISSION RESOURCE AND TRANSMISSION POWER IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for determining an uplink transmission resource of a wireless communication system, the method comprising:obtaining a first distance value between a first base station supporting a first communication system and a terminal supporting the first communication system and a second distance value between a second base station supporting a second communication system and the terminal; and
determining a first frequency resource for uplink signal transmission of the terminal based on the first distance value and the second distance value,
wherein the first communication system is a machine-type communication (MTC) communication system, the second communication system is a long term evolution (LTE) communication system, and the terminal is a MTC terminal,
wherein the first frequency resource is a frequency resource positioned near a second frequency resource being used by the LTE communication system, and
wherein the first frequency resource and a transmit power are determined by a previously stored table including information on a previously stored frequency resource and transmit power value corresponding to the first distance value and the second distance value.

US Pat. No. 10,512,042

METHOD FOR TERMINAL TO TRANSMIT UPLINK SIGNAL, AND TERMINAL

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for a terminal to transmit an uplink signal to a serving base station and at least another base station, the method comprising:receiving an instruction sent from the serving base station (BS) for the terminal to determine a transmit power of a sounding reference signal (SRS) for sending to the serving base station and the at least another base station, wherein the instruction includes information for either jointly transmitting the SRS to more than one of the at least two base stations, or independently transmitting the SRS to each of the at least two base stations;
selecting an uplink power control formula from a plurality of uplink power control formulas at the terminal according to whether the SRS is to be transmitted jointly or independently;
receiving respective target power values from the serving base station and the at least another base station or receiving a target power value from the serving base station that is a value negotiated between the serving base station and the at least another base station;
obtaining the transmit power suitable for jointly transmitting the SRS by:
a) using the selected uplink power control formula and the respective target power values; or
b) using the selected uplink power control formula and the target power value from the serving base station; and
jointly or individually transmitting the SRS to the serving base station and the at least another base station based on the received instruction.

US Pat. No. 10,511,730

METHOD TO CREATE A SECURE DISTRIBUTED DATA VALIDATION SYSTEM USING A DISTRIBUTED STORAGE SYSTEM AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTION...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, at a node, paper-form data obtained from a paper form, the paper form comprising a plurality of data items;
for at least a first data item and a second data item of the plurality of data items, the node:
determining first item metadata for the first data item and second item metadata for the second data item,
determining a first validation entity to validate a value of the first data item based on the first item metadata,
determining a second validation entity to validate a value of the second data item based on the second item metadata, wherein the second validation entity differs from the first validation entity,
providing a first user interface comprising a display of the first data item,
receiving, from the first validation entity, a first input for a first validation status of the value of the first data item by way of the first user interface,
selecting a first distributed storage system of a plurality of distributed storage systems, wherein the first distributed storage system is associated with the first data item, and
recording the value of the first data item and the first validation status of the value of the first data item in the first distributed storage system; and
generating an output of the node related to the paper-form data based on the first distributed storage system.

US Pat. No. 10,511,696

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AGGREGATION, ARCHIVING AND COMPRESSION OF INTERNET OF THINGS WIRELESS SENSOR DATA

CodeShop, B.V., Amsterda...

1. A system for efficient storage, aggregation and distribution of Internet of things (IoT) data, comprising:one or more sensors providing sensor data;
an IoT gateway coupled to the one or more sensors;
an edge node or core compute node coupled to the one or more sensors, the edge node or core compute node comprising an IoT encoder for encoding sensor data into a compressed bit-stream;
an IoT decoder for decoding the compressed bit-stream;
a dedicated storage coupled to the IoT encoder and the IoT decoder for storing the compressed bit-stream;
a network link coupled between the IoT encoder and the IoT decoder; and
wherein the IoT encoder runs on the edge node or the core compute node and receives the sensor data via the IoT gateway and outputs the compressed bit-stream for storage on the dedicated storage or transmitted through the network link to the IoT decoder and wherein an x, y, z position in a fixed coordinate space of the one or more sensors is fixed or mobile and made available to the IoT Encoder and the IoT Decoder by embedding the x, y, z position in the IoT messages or made available to the IoT Encoder and the IoT Decoder as side information.

US Pat. No. 10,511,532

ALGORITHMIC LONGEST PREFIX MATCHING IN PROGRAMMABLE SWITCH

Barefoot Networks, Inc., ...

1. A forwarding element that comprises:a data plane circuit comprising a plurality of data processing stages to process data tuples associated with data messages received by the forwarding element in order to forward data messages in a network, the data plane circuit comprising a first memory type to store a tree data structure as separate sub-trees in a plurality of partitions of the first memory type, and a second memory type to store pointers to the plurality of partitions of the first memory type; and
a control plane circuit to detect that a sub-tree data structure in a first partition must be divided, identify a root node for a sub-tree of the tree data structure to be stored in a second memory partition in the plurality of memory partitions, and configure the data plane circuit to store the identified sub-tree in the second memory partition.

US Pat. No. 10,511,523

NETWORK FORWARDING ELEMENT WITH DATA PLANE PACKET SNAPSHOTTING CAPABILITIES

Barefoot Networks, Inc., ...

1. A forwarding element comprising:data plane forwarding circuitry to forward data messages received by the forwarding element to other network elements in a network, the data-plane forwarding circuitry comprising:
a parser to parse an incoming data message into a set of header fields; and
a message processing pipeline comprising a plurality of message processing stages to process the set of header fields, at least one message processing stage comprising:
a plurality of match units, each match unit to compare the set of header fields of the incoming data message with a corresponding matching data; and
a plurality of capture units, each capture unit to store the set of header fields of the incoming data message when the set of header fields of the data message matches a corresponding matching data; and
a control-plane circuitry comprising a processing unit, each match unit further to generate an interrupt to the processing unit when the set of header fields of a data message matches the corresponding matching data.

US Pat. No. 10,511,231

RECONSTRUCTIVE LINE MODULATED RESONANT CONVERTER

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. A resonant power converter configured to receive as input a varying input voltage from an input voltage source and to output an output voltage, the resonant power converter comprising:a transformer having a primary winding and a secondary winding, wherein the secondary winding is coupled to an output of the resonant power converter;
a first switch comprising a first terminal, wherein the first terminal is coupled in series to the primary winding;
a second switch coupled in series to the first switch;
a first resonant tank coupled in series with a third switch, wherein the series coupled first resonant tank and third switch are coupled in parallel across the second switch;
a second resonant tank coupled in series with a fourth switch, wherein the series coupled second resonant tank and fourth switch are coupled in parallel across the series coupled first switch and second switch; and
a signal processing circuit coupled to the input voltage supply, to the first terminal of the first switch, and to each of the first switch, the second switch, the third switch, and the fourth switch, wherein the signal processing circuit is configured to sense the input voltage and a first terminal voltage, and to selectively drive each of the first switch, the second switch, the third switch, and the fourth switch according to the sensed input voltage and first terminal voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,511,095

ANTENNA MODULE

WITS Co., Ltd., Gyeonggi...

1. An antenna module comprising:a coil part comprising a second antenna wiring formed on an insulating substrate in a spiral shape and a first antenna wiring disposed in an internal region of the second antenna wiring; and
a magnetic part comprising a first magnetic part disposed in the internal region of a first surface of the insulating substrate and a second magnetic part disposed on a second surface of the insulating substrate,
wherein the entirety of the first magnetic part is disposed in the internal region of the second antenna wiring, and
wherein the first magnetic part and the second magnetic part are disposed to face each other in the internal region of the first antenna wiring with the insulating substrate interposed therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,510,534

THIN FILM, METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME, AND APPARATUS FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

IUCF-HYU (INDUSTRY-UNIVER...

1. An apparatus for fabricating a thin film, the apparatus comprising:a tube including one end and another end;
a first heater supplying heat to a first region, adjacent to the one end, of the tube;
a second heater supplying heat to a second region, adjacent to the other end, of the tube, the second heater disposed in parallel to the first heater along the tube;
a gas inlet through which a source gas is supplied to the one end of the tube; and
a gas outlet through which the source gas comprising carbons is exhausted from the other end of the tube,
wherein a metal source comprising a transition metal oxide is disposed in the first region and is evaporated by the heat supplied from the first heater to generate a metal gas,
wherein a substrate is disposed in the second region,
wherein the generated metal gas and the source gas are provided onto the substrate at the same time to form a thin film doped with a metal of the metal gas on the substrate, and
wherein the metal in the thin film is covalently bonded to the carbons to form a honeycomb lattice.

US Pat. No. 10,510,480

POWER CIRCUIT, IRON CORE FOR SCOTT CONNECTED TRANSFORMER, SCOTT CONNECTED TRANSFORMER, AND SUPERHEATED STEAM GENERATOR

TOKUDEN CO., LTD., Kyoto...

1. A method for using a power supply device having a Scott connected transformer made of a main transformer and a teaser transformer, first control equipment provided in one of two phases of the main transformer on the input side in order to control a voltage or a current, and second control equipment provided in one end of a primary coil of the teaser transformer on the input side in order to control a voltage or a current, the method comprising:obtaining a coefficient k from the exciting impedance of the main transformer and the exciting impedance of the teaser transformer; and
controlling an output voltage of the main transformer and an output voltage of the teaser transformer individually in a state of being connected to a load requiring an output voltage of k×n1/n2 or more in the main transformer relative to an output voltage of the teaser transformer;
wherein n1 is a number of turns of a secondary coil of the main transformer, and n2 is a number of turns of a secondary coil of the teaser transformer.

US Pat. No. 10,510,289

OPTIMIZATION METHOD AND DEVICE FOR BRIGHTNESS COMPENSATION

HKC CORPORATION LIMITED, ...

1. An optimization method for brightness compensation, comprising:setting a compensation reference sampling area on a to-be-compensated panel, wherein the to-be-compensated panel has a first resolution, and the first resolution is defined by a plurality of first pixel units of a two-dimensional array;
providing a brightness obtaining apparatus, and photographing, by the brightness obtaining apparatus, the compensation reference sampling area to obtain a sampling frame, wherein the sampling frame comprises a plurality of photographing units, and the pieces of photographing units may correspond to a plurality of first pixel units comprised in the compensation reference sampling area, wherein each photographing unit may correspond to a plurality of first pixel units;
measuring brightness uniformity of all of the photographing units in the sampling frame, selecting one of the photographing units having good brightness uniformity as a sampling and photographing unit, and using brightness of the sampling and photographing unit as a compensation reference value;
applying the compensation reference value according to a specific operation mode to obtain a compensation reference curve;
photographing, by the brightness obtaining apparatus, the to-be-compensated panel to obtain a brightness compensation reference frame, wherein the brightness compensation reference frame comprises a plurality of photographing units;
applying brightness of all photographing units in the brightness compensation reference frame to the compensation reference curve, and calculating a plurality of pieces of brightness compensation data of the first pixel units corresponding to the photographing units; and
performing brightness compensation for the first pixel units according to the pieces of brightness compensation data;
wherein each photographing unit corresponds to 8×8 first pixel units.

US Pat. No. 10,510,082

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED OPTIMIZATION OF FINANCIAL ASSETS

Six Trees Capital LLC, N...

1. A method of automatically adjusting the distribution of financial assets among a plurality of accounts held by an account holder using a financial management system, the accounts being electronically linked over a data network to permit fund transfers therebetween, including the steps of:providing a common application using the financial management system, wherein the common application includes a plurality of fields required for opening a financial account at a first financial institution and a plurality of fields required for opening a financial account at a second financial institution, wherein a first subset of the fields are identical for the first financial institution and the second financial institution, and wherein a second subset of the fields are not identical for the first financial institution and the second financial institution;
receiving an amount of data pertaining to the account holder to complete the common application;
providing a first financial account at the first financial institution and providing a second financial account at the second financial institution;
verifying the identity of the account holder and the account holder's account information using a credential data store for storing information needed to access a third financial account;
transmitting the account holder's verified account information automatically to one or more of the first and second financial institutions, whereby the financial institutions are enabled to rely upon this information to verify the linkages between the first or second financial institution and the third financial institution;
providing a financial management network that monitors, via at least one processor, changed conditions pertaining to the first financial account and the second financial account, the financial management network including a rule data store for storing optimization rules; and
utilizing the information in the credential data store to permit the financial management system to access the first financial account and second financial account over the data network and to facilitate the redistribution of financial assets among the first financial account and second financial account based on the optimization rules and the changed conditions.

US Pat. No. 10,509,688

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MIGRATING VIRTUAL MACHINES BETWEEN SERVERS

Parallels International G...

1. A method for migrating a virtual machine (VM) from a first server to a second server to access physical resources, the method comprising:intercepting, by a VM manager, a request from a client device to access a physical resource associated with the second server, wherein the interception comprises:
registering the VM manager using a globally unique identifier;
accessing, by the VM manager, functions of an original library of the physical resource; and
sending, by the VM manager, function calls from the client device directly to the original library of the physical resource;
identifying, by the VM manager, a virtual machine on the first server that is currently hosting a remote application for the client device;
identifying, by the VM manager, the second server associated with the physical resource; and
migrating, by the VM manager, the virtual machine from the first server to the second server, such that the client device accesses the physical resource using the second server.

US Pat. No. 10,509,409

LOCAL TRAFFIC CUSTOMS LEARNING SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATED VEHICLE

Aptiv Technologies Limite...

1. A system comprising:a location-detector that determines a location of an automated vehicle;
an object-detector that detects a lane-marking and one or more other-vehicles proximate to the automated vehicle; and
a controller in communication with the location-detector and the object-detector, the controller configured to:
determine whether the lane-marking indicates a keep-out zone that precedes a turn-lane adjacent to a travel-lane of the automated vehicle;
determine whether at least one of the one or more other-vehicles has traveled over the keep-out zone; and
in accordance with determining that the lane-marking indicates the keep-out zone that precedes the turn-lane adjacent to the travel-lane of the automated vehicle, and that the at least one of the one or more other-vehicles has traveled over the keep-out zone,
record the location of the automated vehicle and an indication that a lane-rule is violated at the location; and
operate the automated vehicle to travel over the keep-out zone in violation of the lane-rule.

US Pat. No. 10,509,164

GUIDE TRANSITION DEVICE AND METHOD

Lightwave Logic Inc., Lo...

1. A guide transition device comprising:a semiconductor platform defining a first plane and including a monolithic semiconductor laser designed to generate a light beam into the first plane;
a light input port on the first plane, the light input port being coupled to receive the light beam from the monolithic semiconductor laser;
a polymer second plane formed on the semiconductor platform different than the first plane and defining a polymer waveguide;
a polymer waveguide light output port on the polymer second plane, the light output port designed to couple a received light beam to output equipment, the polymer waveguide includes a lower cladding layer, a core, and an upper cladding layer, a first end of the lower cladding layer, the core, and the upper cladding layer being cut at an angle to define the second angular deflection surface, a second end of the lower cladding layer, the core, and the upper cladding layer defining the light output port, and at least one protection layer between the lower cladding layer and the core, and at least one protection layer between the upper cladding layer and the core; and
plane shifting apparatus including a first angular deflection surface in the first plane and a second angular deflection surface in the polymer second plane, the plane shifting apparatus being coupled to receive the light beam from the light input port on the first plane and to shift or transfer the light beam to the polymer waveguide of the polymer second plane, the plane shifting apparatus being coupled to transfer the light beam to the polymer waveguide light output port on the second plane.

US Pat. No. 10,509,099

METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT IMPROVING REAL TIME LOCATION SYSTEMS WITH MULTIPLE LOCATION TECHNOLOGIES

Zebra Technologies Corpor...

1. A method of tracking a participant moving into and outside of a monitored area, the method comprising:receiving location data calculated based on blink data transmitted by a location tag associated with the participant;
receiving sensor position calculation data calculated based on sensor data transmitted by a sensor associated with the participant;
determining, by a processor, a location of the location tag based on the location data;
selecting the location for the participant when the location tag is in the monitored area;
determining, by the processor, a position of the sensor based on the sensor position calculation data; and
selecting the position for the participant when the sensor is outside the monitored area.

US Pat. No. 10,508,830

HIGH EFFICIENCY GAS-FIRED WATER HEATER

Rheem Manufacturing Compa...

1. A water heater, comprising:a tank defining an interior volume for holding water;
a burner in communication with a fuel source and an air source;
a first flue tube having a first cross-sectional area, extending generally vertically into the interior volume, and being disposed in communication with the burner so that an interior of the first flue tube receives exhaust fluid from combustion of fuel from the fuel source at the burner;
a second flue tube disposed within the interior volume and having a second cross-sectional area and a length, wherein the second flue tube is non-linear along at least a portion of the length within the interior volume;
a third flue tube having a third cross-sectional area and that is attached in fluid communication with the first flue tube within the interior volume, that is attached in fluid communication with the second flue tube within the interior volume, and that extends between the first flue tube and the second flue tube so that the exhaust fluid from the first flue tube flows to the second flue tube via the third flue tube, wherein an interior surface of the third flue tube slopes toward the second flue tube over at least a portion of the third flue tube extending from its attachment to the second flue tube; and
an outlet that extends through the tank from the interior volume to an area exterior of the tank,
wherein
the second flue tube is connected to the outlet so that said exhaust fluid flows from the second flue tube through the outlet,
the second flue tube is sloped toward the outlet over its length between the third flue tube and the outlet,
the first cross-sectional area is greater than the third cross-sectional area,
the third cross-sectional area is greater than the second cross-sectional area, the third flue tube has a length and has an inverted U-shape along the length of the third flue tube between the first flue tube and the second flue tube, and the third flue tube connects to the first and second flue tubes at respective opposite ends of the inverted U-shape.

US Pat. No. 10,508,815

DOMESTIC OVEN WITH MUFFLE LIGHTING

1. A domestic oven comprising:a muffle which delimits a cooking chamber, the muffle having a muffle side wall, a light outlet window formed within the muffle side wall, and a window element having a light outlet surface fitted within the light outlet window, the window element having an upper window edge; and
a lighting device for illuminating the cooking chamber, the lighting device comprising:
a light source which, when viewed normally to the muffle side wall, is arranged above the muffle;
a reflective surface with a diffuse reflecting property which is arranged behind the window element within a contour of the light outlet window and is irradiated with light from the light source;
a lens element with a collecting property which is arranged in a light path between the light source and the reflective surface, the lens element being arranged, when viewed normally to the muffle side wall, above the muffle; and
a light guiding structure having a light entry point and a light exit point which are arranged in the light path between the lens element and the reflective surface,
wherein the light guiding structure is formed by a solid body made of a transparent material wherein a light beam entering the light guiding structure at the light entry point is guided therein by total reflection to the light exit point,
wherein the light entry point is arranged, when viewed normally to the muffle side wall, above the muffle,
wherein the light guiding structure extends as far as the upper window edge of the window element and the light exit point is arranged adjacent the upper window edge of the window element.

US Pat. No. 10,507,854

RAILROAD CROSSING INDICATION DEVICE, RAILROAD CROSSING INDICATION SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING INFORMATION AT RAILROAD CROSSINGS

SIEMENS MOBILITY, INC., ...

1. Railroad crossing indication device comprising:a processing unit configured to receive and process data provided by a constant warning time device in communication with a railroad track, wherein the data relate to a train approaching the railroad crossing; and
a screen unit configured to display information of the train approaching the railroad crossing based upon the data provided by the constant warning time device, and
a memory unit storing a plurality of graphical elements including progress bars,
wherein the screen unit comprises multiple screen sections, a first section of the multiple screen sections displaying a progress bar visualizing progression of the train approaching the railroad crossing, wherein the processing unit is configured to select the progress bar from the plurality of graphical elements.

US Pat. No. 10,512,198

POWER CONVERTER

CALSONIC KANSEI CORPORATI...

19. A power converter mounted on an electric vehicle comprising:a power module configured to convert electrical power when the electric vehicle is driven;
a low-heat-generating electrical device configured such that amount of heat generated during operation is smaller than amount of heat generated by the power module;
a case configured to have a mounting portion on which the power module and the low-heat-generating electrical device are mounted; and
a cooling-medium flow channel structured to permit cooling medium to flow through the cooling-medium flow channel, the cooling-medium flow channel being formed in the mounting portion, wherein
the low-heat-generating electrical device includes at least one of a capacitor module, a charger, or a DC/DC converter, and
the cooling-medium flow channel is configured such that a portion for cooling the low-heat-generating electrical device has a larger flow-channel cross-sectional area than a portion for cooling the power module, the low-heat-generating electrical device being configured to be cooled by the cooling medium after the power module is cooled.

US Pat. No. 10,512,113

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING COMPUTER-READABLE INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A communication device comprising:a first wireless interface;
a second wireless interface different from the first wireless interface;
a processor; and
a memory storing computer-readable instructions therein, the computer-readable instructions, when executed by the processor, causing the communication device to:
establish a first wireless connection via the first wireless interface with an external device,
in a case where the first wireless connection is established, shift an operation state of the communication device from a first operation state to a second operation state,
wherein in the first operation state, a first response signal indicating that a WPS (abbreviation of Wi-Fi Protected Setup) process is not executable is sent to the external device via the second wireless interface in a case where a first request signal requesting execution of the WPS process is received from the external device via the second wireless interface, and
wherein in the second operation state, a second response signal indicating that the WPS process is executable is sent to the external device via the second wireless interface in a case where the first request signal is received from the external device via the second wireless interface; and
establish a second wireless connection via the second wireless interface with the external device by executing the WPS process, in a case where the first request signal is received from the external device via the second wireless interface after the operation state of the communication device has been shifted to the second operation state due to the establishment of the first wireless connection with the external device.

US Pat. No. 10,512,102

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRIGGERING AN ACTIVE TIME TO MONITOR FOR DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION

NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY, E...

1. A method, comprising:transmitting, by a user device, uplink communication via an uplink semi-persistent scheduling resource; and
monitoring a control channel for downlink communication, wherein the monitoring comprises monitoring for discontinuous reception, and the monitoring is triggered by the transmitting of the uplink communication.

US Pat. No. 10,512,056

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NETWORK POSITIONING OF DEVICES IN A BEAMFORMED COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method for receiving device position determination, the method comprising:receiving, by a receiving device, beamformed position reference signals (BF-PRSs) on a plurality of communications beams from at least two transmitting devices in accordance with a BF-PRS configuration;
selecting, by the receiving device, at least one communications beam of each transmitting device in accordance with a selection criterion;
identifying, by the receiving device, at least one transmitting device beam pair from the communications beams of the at least two transmitting devices based on the selected at least one communications beam of each transmitting device, the at least one transmitting device beam pair consisting of one communications beam for each of two of the at least two transmitting devices;
performing, by the receiving device, at least one observed time difference of arrival (OTDOA) measurement based on the BF-PRSs on the at least one transmitting device beam pair; and
transmitting, by the receiving device, OTDOA feedback including the at least one OTDOA measurement and including identifiers of the selected communications beams of the at least one transmitting device beam pair.

US Pat. No. 10,512,031

SIGNALLING IN MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A method for controlling a base station, the method comprising:broadcasting first system information that comprises information for acquiring on-demand system information, wherein the on-demand system information comprises information not broadcast in the first system information;
receiving from a UE in an idle state, if the first system information comprises the information for acquiring the on-demand system information, a message to initiate a random access procedure that uses a random access channel (RACH) preamble and is configured, using the information for acquiring the on-demand system information, to act as a request for on-demand system information; and
transmitting the on-demand system information, if the request for on-demand system information is received from the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,511,938

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LOCATING OR TRACKING DEVICES USING PROXIMAL GROUPINGS OF DEVICES

The Wireless Registry, In...

1. A computer implemented method comprising:receiving, by a server, identification information of a plurality of wireless signals emitted by a plurality of electronic devices and detected by a plurality of observer electronic devices at different time points for a predetermined time window;
generating, by the server, a plurality of proximal groupings of electronic devices based on the spatial proximity and temporal persistence of the plurality of wireless signals, each proximal grouping of electronic devices containing a subset of the plurality of electronic devices;
receiving, by the server, a request to locate a device comprising an identifier of the device;
querying, by the server, a subset of the plurality of observer electronic devices to identify at least one observer electronic device that has detected a wireless signal emitted from the device;
determining, by the server, that the at least one observer electronic device is proximate to at least one proximal grouping of electronic devices of the plurality of proximal groupings of electronic devices;
determining, by the server, a location of the device based on at least one of a location or a semantic resolution of the at least one proximal grouping of electronic devices; and
generating, by the server, a graphical user interface configured to display the location of the device.

US Pat. No. 10,511,621

APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A CYBER THREAT CONFIDENCE RATING VISUALIZATION AND EDITING USER INTERFACE

Lookingglass Cyber Soluti...

1. A non-transitory medium storing code representing a plurality of processor-executable instructions, the code comprising code to cause the processor to:display, concurrently: (1) a graphical representation of a plurality of characteristics of a potential cyber threat to at least one targeted system, the potential cyber threat being associated with a malicious source, and (2) a graphical representation of a first cyber threat confidence score for the potential cyber threat, the cyber threat confidence score being based at least in part on plurality of characteristics of the potential cyber threat;
detect a user interaction with the graphical representation of the plurality of characteristics, the user interaction representing a user-specified adjustment for a characteristic from the plurality of characteristics of the potential cyber threat;
modify a value of the characteristic based on the user-specified adjustment for the characteristic to produce a modified plurality of characteristics of the potential cyber threat;
automatically update the cyber threat confidence score, in response to producing the modified plurality of characteristics of the potential cyber threat, to generate an updated cyber threat confidence score based at least in part on the modified plurality of characteristics of the potential cyber threat; and
provide, to a user, a graphical representation of the modified plurality of characteristics of the potential cyber threat, and a graphical representation of the updated cyber threat confidence score.

US Pat. No. 10,511,477

WIRELESS DEVICES AND SYSTEMS INCLUDING EXAMPLES OF CONFIGURATION DURING AN ACTIVE TIME PERIOD

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method, comprising:receiving signaling indicative of first data during a first portion of a time period;
processing the first data during the first portion of the time period to generate second data using a first configuration of processing units selected from a set of configurations for the processing units;
processing the second data during a second portion of the time period to generate third data using a second configuration of the processing units that comprises a different configuration selected from the set of configurations for the processing units;
processing the third data during a third portion of the time period to generate a radio frequency (RF) signal using a third configuration of the processing units that comprises a different configuration selected from the set of configurations for the processing units;
transmitting, during the third portion of the time period or during a subsequent time period, the RF signal that is based at least in part on the data; and
providing the signaling indicative of the first data from a sensor detecting an environmental characteristic;
wherein at least one of the processing units comprises a plurality of multiplication units or accumulation units that are configured to communicate with a plurality of memory look up units to generate output data.

US Pat. No. 10,511,127

HIGH-SPEED ELECTRONIC CONNECTOR

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. An electronic connector, comprising:a first connection face on a first side of the electronic connector and a second connection face on a second side of the electronic connector, the first side and the second side being opposite-facing sides;
a housing;
a printed circuit board enclosed at least partially within the housing;
a first group of electrical contacts arranged on the first connection face of a nose portion of the printed circuit board, the nose portion being an exposed region disposed outside of the housing; and
a first ground bar disposed on the first connection face, the first ground bar at least partially bordering the nose portion and substantially surrounding the first group of electrical contacts.

US Pat. No. 10,511,114

CONTACT

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

1. A contact configured to be capable of electrically connecting a first member and a second member by being attached to the first member and sandwiched between the first member and the second member, the contact comprising:a base portion fixable to the first member;
a contact portion configured to make contact with the second member at at least one contact point; and
a spring portion configured to be elastically deformable between both ends, where one end is a fixed end connected to the base portion and another end is a free end connected to the contact portion, and to displaceably support the contact portion,
wherein the base portion, the contact portion, and the spring portion are integrally formed with a thin plate made of metal,
the spring portion includes a bent portion curved in a direction in which a thickness direction of the thin plate is a radial direction,
the contact portion includes a flat plate portion extending in a flat plate shape from one end of the bent portion,
a protrusion protruding toward the second member is provided on the flat plate portion as one of the at least one contact point, and
the protrusion is provided at a location separated from a boundary between the contact portion and the spring portion by greater than or equal to 0.9 mm toward the contact portion, is configured to have a height ranging from 0.15 mm to 0.35 mm, and is configured to prevent the spring portion from breaking,
the contact further comprising:
a standing wall extending from the base portion; and
an engaging portion extending from an end portion of the flat plate portion on an opposite side from the bent portion,
wherein the contact is configured such that an engaging hole is provided in the standing wall, and a movement range of the contact portion is restricted by the engaging portion catching in the engaging hole.

US Pat. No. 10,510,928

SELF-ALIGNMENT OF OPTICAL STRUCTURES TO RANDOM ARRAY OF PRINTED MICRO-LEDS

Nthdegree Technologies Wo...

1. A method comprising:printing devices on a substrate such that the devices are randomly arranged on the substrate;
covering the devices and areas between the devices with a first layer such that bumps are in the first layer coinciding with the locations of the devices;
depositing a liquid second layer overlying the first layer that does not adhere to the bumps so that the liquid second layer only resides in areas between the bumps, due to surface tension, resulting in at least portions of the bumps protruding through the liquid second layer;
curing the liquid second layer to form a cured second layer; and
depositing a first material over the bumps and the cured second layer, wherein the first material only adheres to the bumps that protrude through the cured second layer, such that the first material is self-aligned with the devices.

US Pat. No. 10,510,845

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTRODE OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

SILERGY SEMICONDUCTOR TEC...

17. A method for manufacturing an electrode of a semiconductor device, comprising:forming a first interlayer dielectric layer having a first opening on a first surface of a semiconductor substrate;
forming a first resist mask having a second opening on a surface of said first interlayer dielectric layer by exposure with a light source which provides an ultraviolet light, wherein said first opening and said second opening are connected to form a first stacked opening;
forming a first conductive layer on said first resist mask, wherein said first conductive layer comprises a first portion being located on a surface of said first resist mask and a second portion being located inside said first stacked opening;
removing said first resist mask, wherein said first portion of said first conductive layer is removed together with said first resist mask, and said second portion of said first conductive layer is retained as a first surface electrode;
forming a second interlayer dielectric layer having a third opening on a second surface of said semiconductor substrate, wherein said second surface is opposed to said first surface;
forming a third resist mask having a fourth opening on a surface of said second interlayer dielectric layer, wherein said third opening and said fourth opening are connected to form a second stacked opening;
forming a second conductive layer on said third resist mask, wherein said second conductive layer comprises a first portion being located on a surface of said third resist mask and a second portion being located inside said second stacked opening; and
removing said third resist mask, wherein said first portion of said second conductive layer is removed together with said third resist mask, and said second portion of said second conductive layer is retained as a second surface electrode,
wherein said second portion of said first conductive layer fills a portion of said second opening of said first resist mask.

US Pat. No. 10,510,574

PROBER

Tokyo Seimitsu Co., Ltd.,...

1. A prober comprising:a plurality of measurement sections arranged between a conveyance area and a maintenance area, each of the measurement sections having a device to be maintained which is used for inspection of a semiconductor element formed on a wafer, and a draw-out mechanism configured to draw out the device to be maintained to a side of the maintenance area;
a conveyor configured to convey a probe card to a measurement section being a conveyance destination; and
a loader configured to load the probe card from the side of the maintenance area to the measurement section, wherein
the plurality of measurement sections are configured such that the probe card is loadable from a side of the conveyance area and the side of the maintenance area.

US Pat. No. 10,510,321

MODULAR FLEXIBLE DISPLAY SYSTEM AND METHODS

Nanolumens Acquisition, I...

1. A modular display system mounted on a support frame, the system comprising:a) a plurality of display modules collectively creating a viewing plane on which an image is viewable, each of said plurality of display modules displaying at least a portion of said image, each of said plurality of display modules comprising:
i) a flexible substrate electrically connected to a plurality of light emitting elements disposed on a display plane in a predetermined pattern, said plurality of light emitting elements collectively displaying said image on said display plane;
ii) a releasable frame retention means coupled to said flexible substrate and having a retaining position and a non-retaining position, said retaining position effective for engaging a portion of said support frame, said retaining position effective for urging said display plane to be substantially co-planar with said viewing plane, said non-retaining position allowing said first display module to be removed from said viewing plane, said releasable frame retention means configured to be actuated between said retaining position and said non-retaining position from the display plane side of said display module;
iii) a first alignment feature coupled to said flexible substrate and disposed in a predetermined relationship to said display plane;
iv) a first complementary alignment feature coupled to said flexible substrate and disposed in a predetermined relationship to said first alignment feature;
v) each display module further characterized in that it has an installed position in which the releasable frame retention means is in said retaining position and said display plane is substantially co-planar with said viewing plane;
b) a structural member coupled to said support frame, said structural member operative in tension to create a curvature of at least a portion of said viewing plane;
c) said modular display system further characterized in that:
i) said plurality of display modules comprises a first and a second display module in the installed position and disposed adjacent to each other, the first alignment feature of the first display module operatively engaging the first complementary alignment feature of the second display module thereby causing said predetermined pattern of light emitting elements of said first display module to become aligned with the predetermined pattern of light emitting elements of the second display module, the alignment between said first and said second display modules causing no perceivable visual aberration on the viewing plane;
ii) the plurality of display modules in the installed position collectively create the viewing plane with no visual aberrations between adjacent display modules.

US Pat. No. 10,509,446

COOLING APPARATUS FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS

COOLER MASTER CO., LTD., ...

1. A cooling apparatus, comprising:a base plate configured to dissipate heat and including a heat exchange unit;
a cover member coupled to the base plate and at least partially enclosing the heat exchange unit, the cover member and the base plate defining a heat exchange chamber that includes the heat exchange unit, the cover member defining a first opening and a second opening, and the cover member being coupled to the base plate such that at least one of the first and second openings is above the heat exchange unit;
a flow guidance plate disposed on a top surface of the cover member and including a bottom surface facing the top surface of the cover member, wherein
the flow guidance plate at least partially defines a first cavity and a second cavity separated from the first cavity, and
the first cavity and the second cavity are defined on the bottom surface of the flow guidance plate; and
a housing disposed on the flow guidance plate.

US Pat. No. 10,509,291

ELECTRICAL DEVICE INCLUDING A SUBSTRATE AND A TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE LAYER AND A PROCESS OF FORMING THE SAME

SAGE ELECTROCHROMICS, INC...

1. An electrical device comprising:a first substrate;
a first transparent conductive layer; and
a second transparent conductive layer, wherein the first transparent conductive layer is disposed between the first substrate and the second transparent conductive layer,
wherein:
the first transparent conductive layer includes a first high resistance region; and
a first hole extends through at least the second transparent conductive layer, and from a top view, the first hole extends to the first high resistance region.

US Pat. No. 10,509,104

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR SYNCHRONIZATION OF RADAR CHIPS

Analog Devices Global Unl...

1. A radar system with synchronized timing, the radar system comprising:a first radar chip including a first analog-to-digital converter (ADC) circuit and a first phase-locked loop (PLL) configured to process a reference clock signal to generate a first ADC clock signal that controls timing of the first ADC circuit, wherein the first radar chip is further configured to generate an ADC synchronization signal based on timing of the first ADC clock signal and to generate a ramp synchronization signal based on timing of the reference clock signal such that the ADC synchronization signal and the ramp synchronization signal are generated in different timing domains; and
a second radar chip configured to receive the reference clock signal and to process the ADC synchronization signal and the ramp synchronization signal to synchronize the second radar chip to the first radar chip.

US Pat. No. 10,509,094

METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE DIRECTION OF A SOURCE OF WATERBORNE SOUND, A COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT, A COMPUTER OR SONAR, AND A WATERCRAFT

ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GMBH, B...

1. A method for determining the direction of a source of waterborne sound that emits a waterborne acoustic signal by means of a hydrophone arrangement which forms a linear antenna or a virtual linear antenna, wherein the method comprises the following steps:determining the waterborne acoustic signal incoming at the hydrophone arrangement at a first measurement time t1,
performing an electronic antenna swing analysis which determines a sum signal S of the linear antenna or of the virtual signal antenna at every rotation angle ?n=?0±n??, where ?0 is the starting angle, ?? is the step-width angle, and n=0, 1, 2, 3, 4 . . . , such that a measurement series S(?) is created,
determining a maximum sum signal, Smax(?max), where ?max represents the maximum rotation angle of the measurement series S(?),
determining a fit measurement series SFit(?), which includes the maximum sum signal Smax(?max) and at least two more sum signals S(?n)m, with the sum number m=2, 3, 4 . . . ,
determining a mathematical fit function SFit(?Fit) for the fit measurement series SFit(?) by means of a mathematical equalization calculation, and
determining a fit function maximum fFit,Max(?Fit,Max) of the mathematical fit function fFit(?Fit), wherein the direction of the waterborne sound source can be determined by means of ?Fit,Max.

US Pat. No. 10,508,428

DRAIN CLEARING DEVICE

TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFF...

1. A drain clearing device comprising:an elongated shaft having a first end and a second end opposite the first end, the elongated shaft having a first set of barbs spaced apart along a length of the shaft on a first side of the shaft between the first and second ends and a second set of barbs spaced apart along the length of the shaft on a second side of the shaft between the first and second ends; and
a collecting member having a fixed end and a free end, the fixed end coupled to the elongated shaft proximate the first end, the free end movable relative to the fixed end from a collapsed position to an extended position, in which the elongated shaft is substantially surrounded by the collecting member,
wherein the collecting member includes a plastic bag that is freely movable between the collapsed position and the extended position, and wherein the collecting member configured to contain debris from a drain.

US Pat. No. 10,508,251

PREPARATION OF VEGETABLE-BASED STEARIC ACID

MIG Acquisition LLC, Chi...

1. A process for producing a vegetable-based stearic acid product from a vegetable-based product comprising:drying a vegetable-based fat emulsion resulting in a fatty acid and triglyceride mix;
distilling the fatty acid and triglyceride mix to substantially separate the triglycerides from free fatty acids; and
separating the free fatty acids into one or more types of fatty-acids, resulting in a concentrated fatty acid vegetable-based stearic acid product.

US Pat. No. 10,512,161

RESIN SHEET

Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Tok...

1. A resin sheet, comprising:a support; and
a resin composition layer being in contact on the support,
wherein
a ratio (B/A) of a tensile breaking strength B of a 10 ?m thickness cured product of the resin composition layer after a HAST test to a tensile breaking strength A of a 10 ?m thickness cured product of the resin composition layer is 0.65 or more and 1 or less.

US Pat. No. 10,512,140

LIGHTING SYSTEM

LIFI Labs, Inc., San Fra...

1. A connected downlight, comprising:a facing having a facing height;
an external mounting mechanism mounted to the facing, the external mounting mechanism comprising a pair of spring clips mounted to opposing sides of the facing;
a housing, comprising:
a heat sink mounted to the facing, the heat sink having a first side, a second side opposing the first side, a first thermal conductivity value, and a heat sink height taller than the facing height;
an RF-translucent end cap mounted to the second side of the heat sink and coaxially aligned along a longitudinal axis with the heat sink, the RF-translucent end cap having a second thermal conductivity value; and
a set of cooling channels cooperatively defined by the heat sink and the end cap, the set of cooling channels fluidly connecting a housing interior with a housing exterior;
a lighting module comprising:
a substrate mounted and thermally connected to the first side of the heat sink; and
a plurality of light emitting elements mounted to the substrate;
a wireless communication module comprising an antenna, the antenna arranged separate from the lighting module and mounted within the housing interior, proximal the end cap;
a reflector, comprising:
a first open end mounted to the heat sink, proximal the lighting module; and
a second open end distal the heat sink;
a diffuser mounted to the second open end; and
a swivel body encircling the reflector, statically mounted to the first housing end, and rotatably mounted to the facing, wherein the swivel body rotatably mounts the facing to the heat sink.

US Pat. No. 10,512,136

ULTRAVIOLET IRRADIATION DEVICE

Nikkiso Co., Ltd., Tokyo...

1. An ultraviolet irradiation device comprising:a light source unit that includes a plurality of light emitting devices and outputs ultraviolet light as irradiating light;
a drive circuit that supplies a drive current to the plurality of light emitting devices;
a sensing unit that senses a trouble in the plurality of light emitting devices; and
a controller that controls the drive current in accordance with a result of sensing by the sensing unit, wherein
when an output of the light source unit is reduced due to the trouble in one or some of the plurality of light emitting devices, the controller controls the drive current of a plurality of light emitting devices other than the light emitting device in trouble so as to compensate reduction in the output of the light source unit,
the irradiating light includes first irradiating light and second irradiating light output from mutually different positions and in mutually different directions, and
when an output ratio between the first irradiating light and the second irradiating light changes due to the trouble in one or some of the plurality of light emitting devices, the controller controls the drive current of each of the light emitting devices so as to cancel the change in the output ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,512,079

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING CHANNEL SHARING AMONG WHITE SPACE NETWORKS

1. An application server of a network service provider, the application server comprising:a processor; and
a computer-readable medium storing a plurality of instructions which, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations, the operations comprising:
receiving a request for a white space channel assignment, wherein the request is received from a user device, wherein the user device is for coordinating a use of the white space channel assignment to support a plurality of devices to communicate wirelessly at a location of the user device;
identifying a white space channel in accordance with the request;
sending a response to the request comprising the white space channel assignment, wherein the white space channel assignment assigns a timeslot of the white space channel that is identified for sharing the white space channel, wherein the white space channel that is identified is used by a plurality of users; and
releasing the white space channel in accordance with a request to release the white space channel.

US Pat. No. 10,512,075

MULTI-LINK NEW RADIO PHYSICAL UPLINK CONTROL CHANNEL BEAM SELECTION AND REPORTING BASED AT LEAST IN PART ON PHYSICAL DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNEL OR PHYSICAL DOWNLINK SHARED CHANNEL REFERENCE SIGNALS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:receiving, by a user equipment (UE), a downlink transmission from at least one beam of a set of beams, the set of beams being associated with a multi-beam communication between the UE and a base station;
determining, by the UE, a metric, associated with a first beam and a second beam, of the set of beams, based at least in part on a form of averaging of metrics associated with a first slot and a second slot;
selecting, by the UE and based on the metric, the second beam to report beam related information associated with the at least one beam of the set of beams; and
reporting, by the UE, an indication that the second beam is a selected beam.

US Pat. No. 10,512,063

RESOURCE CONFLICT REDUCING METHOD AND UE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A resource conflict reducing method, comprising:determining, by a first user equipment (UE), N available resources from S resources detected at the UE, wherein S is a quantity of resources that are indicated by resource configuration information obtained by the first UE, and wherein S is an integer greater than or equal to 1;
performing at least one of:
determining, by the first UE and in response to the first UE meeting a first preset condition, M resources according to the N available resources;
determining, by the first UE and in response to the first UE not meeting the first preset condition, and after an interval of preset duration T, the M resources; and
sending, by the first UE, data to at least one second UE by using the M resources;
wherein N is an integer greater than or equal to 0 and less than or equal to S, and M is an integer greater than or equal to 0 and less than or equal to N, and wherein T is determined according to at least one of a quantity N of available resources, a quantity NS of unavailable resources, a proportion N/S of the available resources, a quantity c of conflicts of the first UE, a conflict time w, a service priority Q of the first UE, or a priority of the first UE.

US Pat. No. 10,512,051

UNIFIED SYNCHRONIZATION DESIGN UNDER MIXED DEPLOYMENTS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a user equipment (UE), a frame comprising a physical broadcast channel (PBCH), wherein the PBCH includes a master information block (MIB) comprising most significant bits (MSB)s of a system frame number (SFN) of the frame;
decoding the MSBs of the SFN;
determining whether the frame is designated an even frame or an odd frame based at least on an indication included within a synchronization signal burst set (SSBS) of the frame; and
based at least on the decoded MSBs and the frame designation, blind decoding a subset of less significant bits (LSB)s of the SFN to determine which of the subset of the LSBs are part of the SFN.

US Pat. No. 10,512,038

VOICE AND DATA CONTINUITY BETWEEN WIRELESS DEVICES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method to maintain continuity of a data session between a first wireless device and a remote device by relaying data to the first wireless device from a second wireless device, the method comprising:at the second wireless device:
receiving a signaling message from the first wireless device over a local connection, wherein the signaling message comprises:
a request to receive data for the data session via the local connection, and
a base station identifier identifying a base station of a wireless wide area network (WWAN) via which the first wireless device established the data session with the remote device;
receiving a first key from the first wireless device;
establishing, using the first key, a radio resource control (RRC) connection with the base station identified by the base station identifier;
receiving, from the base station subsequent to the establishing, data for the data session originating from the remote device; and
transmitting the data to the first wireless device via the local connection.

US Pat. No. 10,510,646

PACKAE STRUCTURE, RDL STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A package structure, comprising:a die;
an encapsulant aside the die;
a redistribution layer (RDL) structure electrically connected to the die, comprising:
a dielectric layer on the encapsulant and the die;
a first RDL penetrating through the dielectric layer to connect to the die, the first RDL comprises a first via and a first trace on the first via;
a second RDL on the first RDL, comprising a second via and a second trace on the second via, wherein the second via contacts and covers a portion of a top surface and a portion of sidewalls of the first trace; and
a connector connected to the die through the RDL structure.

US Pat. No. 10,510,274

MODULAR DISPLAY SYSTEM AND METHODS

Nanolumens Acquisition, I...

1. A curved display system creating a light emitting visual display upon a curved viewing plane, the system comprising:a) a display module coupled to a support frame, said display module comprising a plurality of light emitting elements coupled to a substrate and disposed on a display plane in a predetermined pattern, said plurality of light emitting elements collectively creating a visual display on said display plane;
b) said support frame having one or more apertures and a planar display mounting surface on which said display module is coupled;
c) a tension member coupled to said support frame at two different locations;
d) said tension member operative to urge a curvature of said display plane by applying a tension force between said two different locations;
e) the display module further comprising a frame grip coupled to said substrate and disposed on said substrate opposite to said display plane, said frame grip operative to engage a portion of said support frame about one of said one or more apertures, said frame grip operative to allow said display module to move between a service position and an installed position; said service position characterized in that said display plane is tilted with respect to said viewing plane; said installed position characterized in that said display plane is substantially co-planar with said viewing plane.

US Pat. No. 10,510,245

APPARATUS SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING MULTIPLE DEVICES SIMULTANEOUSLY USING SHORT-RANGE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

LEDVANCE LLC, Wilmington...

1. A system for controlling multiple appliances concurrently using short-range wireless communication, the system comprising:a control device;
a command advertisement comprising at least one encoded command and at least one target identity string within an advertisement, wherein the command advertisement is within the control device;
a transmitter integral with the control device capable of transmitting the command advertisement;
a plurality of appliances remotely located relative to the control device and within a transmission range of the transmitter, wherein each of the appliances from the plurality of appliances comprises:
at least one receiver, whereby each of the appliances from the plurality of appliances receives the at least one command advertisement through the at least one receiver;
at least one appliance processor, whereby the at least one appliance processor decodes the at least one encoded command; and
an appliance identity string, whereby the at least one appliance processor only executes the encoded command if the target identity string matches the appliance identity string,
wherein the at least one receives the at least one command advertisement without being paired to the transmitter.

US Pat. No. 10,509,940

ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING SEQUENTIAL OPERATION OF LIGHT SOURCE SUBSETS WHILE ACQUIRING BIOMETRIC IMAGE DATA AND RELATED METHODS

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device comprising:a dielectric cover layer defining a finger sensing surface;
at least one optical image sensor below the dielectric cover layer;
at least one optical element associated with the at least one optical image sensor;
a plurality of light sources below the dielectric cover layer and selectively operable in subsets of light sources; and
a controller configured to sequentially operate the subsets of light sources in a first pass in a first direction, and in a second pass in a second direction transverse to the first direction while acquiring biometric image data from the at least one optical image sensor.