US Pat. No. 10,538,981

OPPOSING PISTON SETTING TOOL

1. A setting tool apparatus comprising:a substantially cylindrical body with a center axis;
a first chamber;
a first piston slidably disposed within the first chamber and having a first piston face;
a mandrel extending normal from the first piston face in a first direction;
a second piston slidably disposed in the first chamber and having a second piston face and an axial through bore, wherein the mandrel of the first piston slidably engages through the axial through bore of the second piston, and the first piston face, the second piston face, and the cylindrical body form a pressure chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,542,645

EMI PROTECTIVE SLEEVE AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION THEREOF

Federal-Mogul Powertrain ...

1. A wrappable textile sleeve for protecting elongate members against at least one of EMI, RFI or ESD, comprising:a plurality of warp filaments;
at least one weft filament;
said warp filaments being woven with said at least one weft filament to form a woven substrate, said substrate having opposite sides extending lengthwise between opposite ends, said opposite sides being wrappable about a central longitudinal axis of said sleeve into overlapping relation with one another; and
wherein at least some of said warp filaments are provided as solid, generally flat metal conductive bands;
wherein at least some of the generally flat metal conductive warp bands include a plurality of generally flat metal conductive bands stacked in overlapping relation with one another; and
wherein at least some of said warp filaments are provided as round conductive monofilaments.

US Pat. No. 10,542,628

ENCLOSURE FOR AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING A SHELL AND INTERNAL CHASSIS

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a shell forming an exterior surface of the electronic device, the shell comprising a first material;
a chassis formed along an interior of the shell and defining a machined shelf, the chassis comprising a second material;
a display positioned at least partially within the shell; and
a transparent cover positioned over the display and compliantly coupled to the machined shelf to form a seal between the transparent cover and the machined shelf.

US Pat. No. 10,542,616

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMBINED THERMAL AND ELECTRICAL ENERGY TRANSFER

CELLINK CORPORATION, San...

1. An interconnect circuit comprising:an electro-thermal conductor, comprising a thermal conductor portion and an electrical conductor portion,
wherein the thermal conductor portion is electrically isolated from the electrical conductor portion with a gap,
wherein each of the thermal conductor portion and the electrical conductor portion comprises a base sublayer and a surface sublayer having a different composition than the base sublayer, and
wherein the thermal conductor portion and the electrical conductor portion have an identical thickness;
a first adhesive layer, directly interfacing the electro-thermal conductor;
a first insulator, adhered to the electrical conductor portion using the first adhesive layer,
wherein the first insulator supports the thermal conductor portion and the electrical conductor portion relative to each other thereby maintaining electrical isolation between the thermal conductor portion and the electrical conductor portion; and
a second adhesive layer, directly interfacing the electro-thermal conductor such that the electro-thermal conductor is disposed between the second adhesive layer and the first adhesive layer,
wherein the first adhesive layer and the second adhesive layer extend into the gap thereby filling the gap.

US Pat. No. 10,540,824

3-D TRANSITIONS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A device comprising:one or more displays configured to render a three-dimensional environment;
at least one processor; and
memory storing instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the device to perform operations comprising:
rendering, on the displays, a first three-dimensional scene, wherein the first three-dimensional scene comprises a foreground element and a background element;
receiving an indication that the first three-dimensional scene is to be replaced with a second three-dimensional scene;
receiving graphics data representative of a transition to the second three-dimensional scene;
transitioning from the first three-dimensional scene to the second three-dimensional scene by updating portions of the background element of the first three-dimensional scene with the graphics data;
and
transitioning control of rendering the second three-dimensional scene to a process configured to render the second three-dimensional scene.
US Pat. No. 10,537,633

ANTIBODIES TO TIGIT

JN Biosciences LLC, Moun...

1. A monoclonal antibody that binds to a TIGIT polypeptide, comprising a heavy chain CDR1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 11, a heavy chain CDR2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 12, a heavy chain CDR3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 13, a light chain CDR1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 15, a light chain CDR2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 16, and a light chain CDR3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 17.

US Pat. No. 10,542,626

MULTILAYER ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND BOARD HAVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A multilayer electronic component comprising:a capacitor body including a plurality of dielectric layers and a plurality of first and second internal electrodes alternately disposed with respective dielectric layers interposed therebetween and having first and second surfaces opposing each other in a thickness direction, third and fourth surfaces connected to the first and second surfaces and opposing each other in a length direction, and fifth and sixth surfaces connected to the first and second surfaces, connected to the third and fourth surfaces, and opposing each other in a width direction, one end of each of the first and second internal electrodes being exposed through the third and fourth surfaces, respectively;
first and second external electrodes including first and second connected portions respectively disposed on the third and fourth surfaces of the capacitor body and first and second band portions respectively extending from the first and second connected portions to portions of the first surface of the capacitor body, respectively;
a first connection terminal disposed on the first band portion; and
a second connection terminal disposed on the second band portion,
wherein 0.05?A1/A2?0.504, where A1 is an area of the first or second connection terminal in a thickness-width direction, and A2 is an area of the first or second band portion in a width-length direction.

US Pat. No. 10,542,546

COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM WITH CONTROL OF ACCESS TO A SHARED COMMUNICATIONS MEDIUM

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A communications system (1) comprising at least one node (101, 102, 110), a control entity (10) and a shared communications medium (11),wherein the at least one node is designed to receive messages sent in a first transmission mode;
wherein the control entity (10) is configured to determine a first of the nodes
in order to send data to said first node in a second transmission mode or in order to release the shared communications medium (11) to the effect that the first node sends data in the second transmission mode,
and wherein the control entity (10) is furthermore designed to notify the first node by a message (501, 502, 503, 504) that it has determined said first node,
wherein said message is sent in the first transmission mode; and
wherein the second transmission mode has a higher data transmission rate and transmission complexity than the first transmission mode;
wherein the first node
sends (510) data in the second transmission mode to the control entity (10) when the message includes a first indicator,
sends an announcement message (505) directly to another node (104) in the communications system in the first transmission mode and subsequently sends (513) data in the second transmission mode to the other node when the message includes a second indicator, and
receives (512) data sent in the second transmission mode when the message includes a third indicator;
and
wherein the announcement message (505) indicates to the other node (104) that the subsequently sent data (513) will be in the second transmission mode.

US Pat. No. 10,542,524

INTELLIGENTLY ASSIGNING AN IP ADDRESS TO A MOBILE DEVICE

Sprint Communications Com...

1. One or more non-transitory computer-readable media having computer-executable instructions embodied thereon that, when executed by one or more processors, perform a method of allocating an IP address to a mobile device in a wireless telecommunications network, the method comprising:receiving a request to have an IP address allocated to a mobile device, wherein the mobile device is identifiable by way of a unique identifier wherein the request is communicated through a transceiver station and a radio network controller of the wireless telecommunications network;
based on the unique identifier, identifying one or more IP addresses previously assigned to the mobile device by the wireless telecommunications network in a previous telecommunications session from a pool of available IP addresses, wherein a problematic IP address is identified as having been known to not work with the mobile device and is excluded from the pool of available IP addresses;
analyzing the one or more IP addresses previously assigned to the mobile device to determine a first IP address, wherein analyzing the one or more IP addresses previously assigned to the mobile device to determine the first IP address comprises determining that the first IP address previously resulted in relatively few or no undesired disruptions in communications to the mobile device via the wireless telecommunications network; and
reallocating, by the wireless telecommunications network, the first IP address to the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,542,103

LOCATION BASED MULTI-DEVICE COMMUNICATION

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A computing device, comprising:a digitized surface that detects a local signal from a client device in response to a touch event received on the digitized surface, the local signal being associated with a physical location on the digitized surface;
a memory; and
a processor communicatively coupled to the memory and the digitized surface, wherein the processor and memory are configured to:
determine the physical location on the digitized surface based on the local signal detected by the digitized surface of the computing device;
receive, at the computing device, an identifier of the client device;
determine, by the computing device, an event based on at least an active application on the computing device, and the physical location; and
request, by the computing device, a specific type of information related to the client device, wherein the specific type of information is selected by the computing device based on the event.

US Pat. No. 10,541,562

WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTER

WITS Co., Ltd., Gyeonggi...

1. A wireless power transmitter, comprising:a resonator including a variable resonator, the variable resonator including a variable capacitor;
an inverter configured to operate the resonator; and
a controller configured to adjust a first capacitance of the variable resonator so that an input power to the inverter is decreased in response to a change in a level of the input power to the inverter,
wherein the controller is further configured to re-adjust the first capacitance of the variable resonator based on the input power to the inverter before and after the adjustment of the first capacitance of the variable resonator, and
the controller is further configured to adjust a second capacitance of the variable capacitor in response to the change in the level of the input power to the inverter.

US Pat. No. 10,539,532

METHODS FOR TESTING NON- OR WEAKLY FERROMAGNETIC TEST OBJECTS

Basell Polyolefine GmbH, ...

1. A method of detecting carburization, nitriding or chromium depletion in a non- or weakly ferromagnetic coil, comprising the steps:a) applying a permanent magnet having a magnet pull force equal to or greater than about 75 N to a surface of the non- or weakly ferromagnetic coil; and
b) measuring the adhesive force to detach the magnet from the coil.

US Pat. No. 10,538,696

PROPPANT AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

Southwestern Energy Compa...

1. A proppant for use in hydraulic fracturing comprising:a core substrate having compressive strength of between about 3,000 psi and about 20,000 psi; and
a light-weight substrate comprising a plurality of composite particles selected from the group of glass micro-spheres, diatomaceous earth, expanded perlite and/or zeolite and having a particle-distribution-size; a filler material selected from the group of diatomaceous earth, perlite flour, zeolite powder, silica flour, ceramic powder and/or bauxite powder; and an adhesive, wherein the filler material having between about 5 percent to about 20 percent of the particle-distribution-size of the plurality of composite particles, the adhesive binding the light-weight substrate to the core substrate, and the proppant having a specific gravity of about 1 g/cc.

US Pat. No. 10,542,644

TWO-PIECE SOLDERABLE SHIELD

A.K. Stamping Company, In...

1. A two-piece electromagnetic radiation and heat dissipation shield for electrical components, comprising:a fence formed of aluminum plated with a solderable material, the fence having sidewalls and an upper frame forming an enclosure surrounding electrical components, the upper frame having a top wall, an interior wall depending from the top wall and defining a recess, and a shelf extending from the interior wall and offset from the top wall, the shelf having a continuous top surface and an inner edge defining an aperture;
a lid formed of aluminum plated with a solderable material, the lid sized and shaped to be received within the recess and on the shelf; and
the lid soldered to the continuous top surface of the shelf of the fence.

US Pat. No. 10,542,632

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a housing comprising:
a first surface that faces a first direction,
a second surface that faces the first surface, and
a side surface between the first surface and the second surface;
a first printed circuit board disposed between the first surface and the second surface and including a mounting part on which at least one component is mounted;
a second printed circuit board disposed between the first printed circuit board and the first surface such that a height of the second printed circuit board in the first direction from the second surface is different from that of the first printed circuit board; and
a first connector connecting the first printed circuit board and the second printed circuit board,
wherein the first connector includes:
a first bending part that extends from a first part of the mounting part of the first printed circuit board,
a length extension part that extends from the first bending part, and
a second bending part that extends from the length extension part to the second printed circuit board, the second bending part pushes the length extension part toward the side surface,
wherein the first bending part or the second bending part extend at least partially in the first direction, and
wherein the length extension part extends in a second direction different from the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,542,624

3D PRINTED SENSOR AND CUSHIONING MATERIAL

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A method of building a sensor with a 3D printer, the method comprising:building a first conductive substrate;
building a second conductive substrate; and
building a dielectric structure between the first conductive substrate and the second conductive substrate, the dielectric structure including:
a first latticed structure including a first plurality of legs extending inwardly at a first angle, the first latticed structure having a first stiffness in a first direction and a second stiffness in a second direction different than the first direction, the second stiffness different than the first stiffness; and
a second latticed structure including a second plurality of legs extending inwardly at a second angle, the second angle different than the first angle, the second latticed structure having a third stiffness in a third direction and a fourth stiffness in a fourth direction different than the third direction, the fourth stiffness different than the third stiffness.

US Pat. No. 10,542,526

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING PPDU BASED ON BSS IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION IN A HIGH EFFICIENCY WIRELESS LAN

NEWRACOM, INC., Lake For...

1. A method for processing a first Physical layer Protocol Data Unit (PPDU) by a station (STA) in a wireless local area network, the method comprising:determining, using BSS identification information included in a Signal A field of the first PPDU, whether the first PPDU is transmitted from a different Basic Service Set (BSS) from a BSS to which the STA belongs or a same BSS as the BSS to which the STA belongs; and
processing the first PPDU,
wherein processing the first PPDU comprises:
processing the first PPDU using a first type of Clear Channel Assessment (CCA) threshold when the first PPDU is determined to be transmitted from the different BSS; and
processing the first PPDU using a second type of CCA threshold when the first PPDU is determined to be transmitted from the same BSS,
wherein the first type of CCA threshold is greater than the second type of CCA threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,541,623

CIRCUIT WITH AN INPUT VOLTAGE DIVIDER AND TWO HALF-BRIDGES

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A method comprising:connecting, via at least one switch, a first capacitor across a high branch of an input voltage divider and connecting, via the at least one switch, a second capacitor across a low branch of the input voltage divider during a first time period; and
connecting, via the at least one switch, the first capacitor across the low branch of the input voltage divider and connecting, via the at least one switch, the second capacitor across the high branch of the input voltage divider during a second time period different from the first time period,
wherein the first switch and the second switch are connected in series, and
wherein a first node between the first switch and the second switch connects to a second node that divides the high branch of the input voltage divider from the low branch.

US Pat. No. 10,541,529

METHODS, APPARATUSES AND SYSTEMS FOR SENSING EXPOSURE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES TO MOISTURE

HZO, Inc., Morrisville, ...

15. A method for responding to exposure of an electronic device to moisture, comprising: measuring a change in magnetic permeability within the electronic device, with at least one inductive sensor, the inductive sensor including an inductive coil; receiving a voltage pulse, at the inductive coil, from an integrated circuit (IC); determining if moisture is within the electronic device based on the measured change in magnetic permeability; and entering a moisture sense mode of the electronic device if it is determined that moisture is within the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,542,637

THERMAL CONDUCTIVE LIQUID DISPLAY SYSTEM

PERMIUM ELECTRONIC CO. LT...

1. A display system comprisinga module comprising:
a liquid tight encasing being filled with a thermal conductive liquid, said liquid tight encasing comprising a transparent window; and
a direct view display panel submerged in said liquid, said direct view display panel having a front area for displaying information and being arranged inside said liquid tight encasing in a position with respect to said transparent window for allowing direct viewing of the information through said transparent window; and
a housing configured as a shell to fully encapsulate said module therein with sand transparent window being in communication with an exterior of said housing.

US Pat. No. 10,542,603

WEARABLE LIGHT-EMITTING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD

1. A method of operating a wearable light-emitting device, wherein the wearable light-emitting device comprises:one or more first multi-color LEDs disposed on a dorsal side of the device;
one or more second multi-color LEDs disposed on a palm side of the device;
wherein the palm side of the device has a first edge and a second edge, the one or more second multi-color LEDs disposed on the palm side of the device being closer to the first edge than to the second edge;
one or more proximity sensors disposed on the palm side of the device and positioned closer to the second edge than the first edge, the one or more proximity sensors configured to detect the presence of one or more objects within a proximity distance;
one or more controls configured to turn the device OFF, ON, and to receive control commands from a user;
a micro-controller configured to receive and process signals from the one or more proximity sensors, the one or more controls, and to control the first and second multi-color LEDs; and
one or more electronic circuits configured to connect one or more of the micro-controller, the one or more proximity sensors, the one or more controls, and the one or more of the first and the second multi-color LEDs disposed on the dorsal side or on the palm side of the device;
wherein the method further comprises:
presenting one or more objects at a distance between 0 cm and 5 cm to the palm side of the wearable light-emitting device;
activating, in response to one or more of the proximity sensors detecting the one or more of the objects being at the distance between 0 cm and 5 cm, by changing the state of one or more of the first or the second multi-color LEDs disposed on the dorsal side or on the palm side of the device;
removing the one or more objects to further than 5 cm from the palm side of the wearable light-emitting device; and
deactivating, in response to one or more of the proximity sensors no longer detecting the one or more of the objects being at the distance between 0 cm and 5 cm, by changing the state of one or more of the first and second multi-color LEDs disposed on the dorsal side or on the palm side of the device.

US Pat. No. 10,542,383

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MICRO-LOCATING AND COMMUNICATING WITH A PORTABLE VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE

VOXX INTERNATIONAL CORPOR...

1. A system for micro-locating a portable device, comprising:a plurality of proximity sensors disposed within a vehicle, wherein the proximity sensors are disposed at different locations from each other, and wherein the proximity sensors are each configured to broadcast a signal;
a portable device configured to receive the signals broadcast from the proximity sensors to determine its location with respect to the vehicle; and
a control module disposed within the vehicle and configured to enable or disable vehicle control features of the portable device based on the location of the portable device,
wherein distances used for locking and unlocking the vehicle's doors are based on a threshold of signal strength from the portable device and a time delay.

US Pat. No. 10,542,382

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO FACILITATE PROXIMITY DETECTION AND LOCATION TRACKING

General Electric Company,...

1. A real time location system server comprising:a message receiver to receive mobile beacon badge messages;
a badge location engine to filter the mobile beacon badge messages to identify a subset of the messages having a first tag type and to determine a distance of a first badge based on a first received beacon badge message from the subset of messages associated with the first tag type; and
an asset location engine to determine, based on the first tag type and the distance of the first badge, a location of a first asset with respect to the first badge.

US Pat. No. 10,542,353

HEARING AID WITH ASSISTED NOISE SUPPRESSION

1. A hearing system including a hearing aid and a personal communication device for improving speech intelligibility for a hearing aid user in a public place with music included in the background noise,said hearing aid including:
an input transducer picking up an audio signal from the environment and providing an electric input signal accordingly;
a signal processor processing an electric input signal according to audio processing parameters of the hearing aid, and outputting a processed electric signal;
an output transducer providing an output audio signal based upon the processed electric signal; and
a short-range radio transceiver for providing a short-range radio communication link;
said personal communication device including:
a processing unit adapted for retrieving a music stream signal corresponding to the music present in the background noise; and
a short-range radio transceiver for providing a short-range radio communication link;
said processing unit adapted to stream the music stream signal to the hearing aid via said short range radio communication link; and
wherein the signal processor of the hearing aid is adapted to combine the input signal from the input transducer and the music stream signal of the personal communication device in order to reduce the prevalence of the music included in the background noise from the output audio signal delivered by the output transducer,
wherein the signal processor of the hearing aid includes:
a subtractor component subtracting the music stream signal from the input signal; and
a digital filter synchronizing the music stream signal relatively to the input signal by minimizing a cost function based on the output from the subtractor component.

US Pat. No. 10,542,328

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING CONTENT

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, by a computing device, a plurality of streams of an immersive video of a scene, wherein each stream corresponds to a viewable direction in the immersive video;
partitioning, by the computing device, each stream into a set of base segments;
presenting, by the computing device, a set of base segments of a first stream corresponding to a first direction in a viewport interface; and
upon detecting a change from the first direction of the viewport interface to a second direction during playback of the first stream,
stopping, by the computing device, presentation of the set of base segments of the first stream, and
starting, by the computing device, presentation of offset segments of a second stream corresponding to the second direction in the viewport interface to reduce latency,
wherein the offset segments are offset from base segments of the second stream;
wherein the amount of offset of the second stream is determined based at least in part on a probability transition map predicting changes from the first direction in the viewport interface to the second direction during playback of the first stream.

US Pat. No. 10,541,767

MEDIA IDENTIFICATION USING WATERMARKS AND SIGNATURES

The Nielsen Company (US),...

1. An apparatus to identify media using watermarks and signatures, the apparatus comprising:a watermark evaluator to determine a time and a category indicated by a watermark detected in the media;
a window generator to determine a search window based on the time indicated by the watermark, the search window extending a first duration of time before the time indicated by the watermark and extending a second duration of time after the time indicate by the watermark, the second duration different from the first duration; and
a signature comparator to compare a query signature having a time value within the search window with a subset of reference signatures associated with the category to identify the media, the query signature generated from the media, the subset of reference signatures generated from reference media associated with the category, at least one of the watermark evaluator, the window generator, or the signature comparator includes hardware.

US Pat. No. 10,541,471

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND ANTENNA ASSEMBLY WITH ACTUATED GIMBAL MOUNT

1. An antenna assembly comprising:a dielectric antenna having an integrated dielectric feedline configured to communicate guided waves that are guided by the integrated dielectric feedline, and a dielectric antenna element configured to communicate free space wireless signals in response to the guided waves; and
an actuated mount configured to control an orientation of the dielectric antenna element based on control signals, wherein the actuated mount includes a gimbal and wherein the dielectric antenna element and the integrated dielectric feedline are formed from a single piece of plastic material.

US Pat. No. 10,540,840

AUTOMATED LIQUID DISPENSING DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

DROP WATER CORPORATION, ...

11. A method for dispensing liquid from a liquid dispensing device, comprising:grabbing, by a gripper, a container from a supply of nested containers;
placing, by the gripper, the container in a closing structure for closing a bottom flap of the container;
removing, by a capper, a cap from the container;
moving, by the gripper, the container from the capper to a filler;
filling, by the filler, the container with liquid;
moving, by the gripper, the container from the filler to the capper;
securing, by the capper, the cap to the container; and
dispensing the container from the device.

US Pat. No. 10,539,602

ACTIVE SHAFT GROUNDING SYSTEM WITH DIAGNOSTIC WAVEFORM ANALYSIS

SIEMENS ENERGY, INC., Or...

1. A method for operating a shaft grounding system comprising:recording a voltage signal associated with a shaft of a rotating equipment by a voltage sensor;
characterizing a grounding waveform of said voltage signal over time by a processor;
comparing a shape aspect of the grounding waveform to a shape aspect of a baseline waveform model and a shape aspect of a fault waveform model by the processor, wherein the baseline waveform model comprises a group of expected waveforms related to a normal operation of the rotating equipment, and wherein the fault waveform model comprises waveforms related to fault and degradation conditions of the rotating equipment;
analyzing the grounding waveform to find faults and degradation events of the rotating equipment based on similarities with the fault waveform model by the processor;
diagnosing a condition of the rotating equipment by the processor when the grounding waveform indicates a behavior of the rotating equipment that deviates from the baseline waveform model based on the comparison;
wherein the diagnosing step further comprises:
predicting a continuing waveform of a grounding voltage of the shaft based on periodic aspects thereof,
determining a counteracting waveform for a counteracting voltage that will minimize the predicted continuing waveform of the grounding voltage;
applying the counteracting waveform of the counteracting voltage to the predicted continuing waveform of the grounding voltage of the shaft; and
diagnosing the condition of the rotating equipment by analyzing characterized waveforms of the counteracting voltage and the grounding voltage;
wherein the diagnosis comprises a malfunction of a shaft grounding brush, a malfunction of a bearing pedestal ground, or a malfunction of a shaft monitoring system,
changing the behavior of the rotating equipment that deviates from the baseline waveform model based on the diagnosis;
outputting an alert for the rotating equipment by the processor based on the diagnosis; and
applying a counteracting voltage to the shaft to minimize the grounding voltage of the shaft of the rotating equipment based on the diagnosis.

US Pat. No. 10,538,259

FIT-FOR-DUTY DETECTION AND ALERTING SYSTEM FOR RAIL AND TRANSIT

Deuta America Corp, Rich...

1. A Fit-For-Duty system, comprising:a local monitoring system configured for monitoring a vehicle and comprising at least one video camera in operable communication with a central processor, non-transitory computer memory, computer program code stored on said non-transitory computer memory, a data communication interface for sending and receiving data, and a user interface for display and data entry to/from a vehicle operator, said processor being in operable communication with the non-transitory computer memory and controlled by the computer program code to execute the steps of,
authenticating said vehicle operator,
presenting a psychomotor vigilance task (PVT) software module to said vehicle operator and measuring a speed with which the vehicle operator responds to a visual stimulus, and compiling a pass/fail result,
capturing a video stream of said vehicle operator including a sequence of frames from said at least one video camera,
analyzing a frame of said captured video stream to locate the vehicle operator's eyes,
analyzing a sequence of frames of said captured video using a PERcentage of eye CLOSure (PERCLOS) algorithm to track the vehicle operator's eyes,
compiling a PERCLOS metric based on said analyzing step,
analyzing the combined metrics of the PVT software module and PERCLOS software module, vehicle operator data, and external data using an analytical Fit-for-Duty software module and compiling a categorical severity metric corresponding to said vehicle operator's fitness-for-duty, and
when the categorical severity metric exceeds a first predetermined threshold, transmitting an alert to a remote location.
US Pat. No. 10,537,107

ANTIMICROBIAL COLLOIDAL SILVER PRODUCTS AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

Eco Product Group LLC, P...

1. A product of the process comprising the steps of:loading a gelatinous material into a cast;
loading Colloidal Silver into the cast;
heating the cast to a predetermined temperature to form a mixture with Colloidal Silver evenly dispersed in mixture;
pouring heated mixture into a prefabricated form that are in the shape of the products to be derived from the casting of the materials;
air cooling the prefabricated form; and
removing the gel product with Colloidal Silver from the prefabricated form,wherein the gelatinous material is a mixture of Substance A and Substance B at a ratio of A:B about 1:1, wherein Substance A is Polymeric Methylene diphenyl di-isocyanate (MDI) 100% and Substance B is 265 Molecular weight (Mw) polyether triol 100%; andwherein the product is a flat mat.

US Pat. No. 10,542,639

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:a storage space partitioned by a partition plate into a first compartment, having a first air vent, that store a first part to be cooled and a second compartment, having a second air vent, store a second part to be cooled;
a first cooling device that is adjacent to the first air vent without being adjacent to the second air vent and sends cooling winds for the first part;
a second cooling device that is adjacent to the second air vent without being adjacent to the second air vent and sends cooling winds for the second part;
a third cooling device that is adjacent to the first air vent and the second air vent and sends cooling winds for the first part and the second part.

US Pat. No. 10,542,634

FAN RECONFIGURATION AND DISPLACEMENT DUE TO A FAILED OR FAILING FAN

International Business Ma...

1. An method of redundantly cooling a heat generating component within an electronic system by displacing fans within a redundant fan system in orthogonal directions, the method comprising:moving a failed or failing fan that is within a bank of fans in a first linear direction and against a parallel linear portion of a fan track, wherein the first linear direction and the parallel linear portion of the fan track is parallel to and upstream of an airflow discharge vector of airflow produced by an operational fan that is within the bank of fans; and
moving the operational fan in a second linear direction and against a linear orthogonal portion of the fan track that is connected and orthogonal to the parallel portion of the fan track, wherein the second linear direction and the orthogonal linear portion of the fan track is orthogonal to the parallel linear portion.

US Pat. No. 10,542,602

INDIVIDUALLY ACCESSIBLE LED LIGHT SYSTEM

1 Energy Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A system for controlling illumination and color of individual LED lights of a plurality of individually accessible LED lights comprising:a power supply that is connected to said plurality of individually accessible LED lights, said power supply generating a power signal that is amplitude modulated with a signal address that is an address encoded in said power signal of at least one of said individual LED lights of said plurality of individually accessible LED lights, and illumination data for said at least one of said individual LED lights of said plurality of individually accessible LED lights, to create an encoded amplitude modulated power signal;
an address circuit that generates a chip address for said individual LED lights;
a control circuit in said individual LED lights that compares said chip address with said signal address, downloads said illumination data whenever there is a favorable comparison of said chip address and said signal address and generates pulse width modulation signals in accordance with said illumination data to control illumination of said individual LED lights;
an LED light bank having at least one LED that receives said pulse width modulation signal and is illuminated in accordance with the duty cycle of said pulse width modulation signal.

US Pat. No. 10,542,543

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BETWEEN WIDEBAND ENB AND NARROWBAND UE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication at a user equipment (UE), comprising:segmenting, at the UE, an uplink duration in each frame into multiple transmission units for the UE, each transmission unit comprising at least one on period and at least one off period at a single frequency of a plurality of frequencies, wherein a frame comprises an integer number of the transmission units; and
transmitting uplink communication based on the multiple transmission units,
wherein for each given transmission unit of the multiple transmission units during an on period of the transmission unit the UE transmits uplink communication and during an off period of the transmission unit the UE refrains from transmitting uplink communication.

US Pat. No. 10,542,489

TERMINAL WAKEUP METHOD AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A wakeup method, comprising:attempting to send, by an access point, a data frame to a station after channel switching;
determining that the access point fails to successfully send the data frame to the station, and that the access point always fails to send a data frame to the station after channel switching; and
in response to the determination that the access point fails to successfully send the data frame to the station, and that the access point always fails to send a data frame to the station after channel switching, continuing to send, by the access point, a wakeup signal to the station to wake up the station until any data frame is successfully sent by the access point to the station.

US Pat. No. 10,542,166

IMAGE READING APPARATUS AND DOCUMENT SIZE DETECTING METHOD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image reading apparatus, comprising:a document platen on which a document to be read is placed;
a reference member;
a document platen cover, which is openably and closably attached to the document platen;
a detector configured to detect an open state and a closed state of the document platen cover;
a reader configured to read the document on the document platen while moving a reading position to output an image signal;
an illuminator configured to illuminate the reading position;
a memory configured to store shading correction data;
an image processing portion configured to perform a shading correction on the image signal using the shading correction data; and
a controller, which is configured to:
perform an update processing in which the controller makes the reader read the reference member, performs a generation processing of generating shading correction data based on the image signal of the reference member output from the reader, and updates the shading correction data stored in the memory using the generated shading correction data, and
perform a size determination processing in which the controller moves the reading position to a first position based on that a detection result of the detector is in a first state, then moves the reading position from the first position to a second position while lighting up the illuminator based on that the detection result of the detector is in a second state, and determines a size of the document based on a result of the shading correction performed on the image signal output from the reader while the reading position is being moved from the first position to the second position,
wherein, when the document on the document platen is read, the controller performs the generation processing before the document is read, and the image processing portion performs the shading correction using the shading correction data generated before the document is read, and
wherein, when the size determination processing is performed, the image processing portion performs the shading correction using the shading correction data stored in the memory, and the update processing is not performed during a period from a time when the detection result falls into the first state to a time when the reading position becomes the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,542,129

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A wireless communication device comprising:a power storage unit with a second surface located oppositely to a first surface; and
an antenna board implemented with an antenna facing the first surface; and
a circuit board facing the second surface of the power storage unit; and
a metal layer formed on a surface of the circuit board facing the power storage unit, connected to a terminal of the power storage unit; and
a ground line which connects the antenna board and the metal layer; and
a wireless communication unit implemented to the circuit board, located oppositely to a surface facing the power storage unit; and
a signal line piercing through the circuit board, connecting the antenna board and the wireless communication unit; and
a first planar element of the antenna shaped symmetrically in respect to an axis of symmetry; and
a second planar element of the antenna located adjacently to the first planar element and shaped symmetrically in respect to the axis of symmetry,
wherein the length of the first planar element respect to the axis of symmetry is approximately one-fourth of a wavelength corresponding to a first resonance of the antenna,
the first planar element having a slot with a length approximately half of a wavelength corresponding to a second resonance frequency of the antenna,
the first planar element connected to the signal line at a first point located on the axis of symmetry, and
the second planar element connected to the ground line at a second point located on the axis of symmetry.

US Pat. No. 10,542,020

HOME NETWORK INTRUSION DETECTION AND PREVENTION SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. A network intrusion detection and prevention system, comprising: a services network having a management and notification system that executes client services; home intrusion and detection devices for client homes, each of these devices communicating via wired and wireless ports for home wired networks and home wireless networks and reporting to a corresponding one of the client services, the home intrusion and detection devices configured to monitor data traffic across the home wired networks and the home wireless networks and log threats relative to a library of known threats; prepare a set of traffic rules for the home wired networks and the home wireless networks based on the logged threats and the library of known threats; update the set of traffic rules based on the logged threats and the library of known threats to include threats logged since the set of traffic rules was prepared; and disable compromised wireless door locks installed at the client homes in response to an identification in the data traffic of a violation of the set of traffic rules indicating a threat relative to the library of known threats.

US Pat. No. 10,542,009

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DATA TRANSFER AUTHENTICATION

Sonarax Ltd, Haifa (US)

1. A transaction initialization system serving first and second devices, interconnected by a communication network, each having a speaker and a microphone, which wish to perform a transaction, the system comprising:a server; and
a client which:
controls the first device to initiate the transaction by (a) commanding the first device's speaker to generate a transaction-heralding sound and by (b) notifying the server, via said network, of generation of the transaction-heralding sound;
and controls the second device, using a processor, to notify the server, via said network, that a particular transaction-heralding sound has been heard; and, wherein, at least once, when the server notes that the same transaction-heralding sound has been reported as having been sent and as having been received, the server responsively validates a transaction between the two devices
wherein the transaction-heralding sound is a superposition of n frequencies, wherein the first device randomly selects the n frequencies for different transactions; wherein the second device is arranged to transmit to the server values of frequency peaks received by the second device; and wherein the server notes that the same transaction-heralding sound has been reported as having been sent and as having been received when the n frequencies and the frequency peaks fall within the same frequency bins; and
storing in the first device a credit card number without spreading the credit card number to one or more service providers.

US Pat. No. 10,541,559

WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTING DEVICE AND WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM USING THE SAME

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A wireless power transmitting device that transmits power to a wireless power receiving device by wireless, the wireless power transmitting device comprising:a boost converter that boosts an input DC voltage;
an inverter that converts an output voltage of the boost converter into an AC voltage;
a power transmitting coil that is supplied with the AC voltage to generate an AC magnetic field;
a receiving circuit that receives a power transmission command signal from the wireless power receiving device;
a boost control circuit that controls a boost level of the boost converter according to the power transmission command signal;
an operation detection circuit that detects whether or not the boost converter is operated; and
an inverter control circuit that controls the inverter,
wherein the operation detection circuit activates a stop signal when detecting that the boost converter does not perform operation after an elapse of a predetermined time period from a start of power transmission, and
wherein the inverter control circuit stops an operation of the inverter in response to the stop signal.

US Pat. No. 10,540,853

HYBRID CASINO DICE GAME

Aruze Gaming (Hong Kong) ...

1. A dice game system comprising:a play field comprising:
at least one play field display device arranged horizontally so that images displayed by the at least one play field display device are viewable from directly above the at least one play field display device;
a rigid protective material positioned directly above the at least one play field display device;
a play surface comprised of textile material, the play surface positioned adjacent to the rigid protective material;
a bumper wall positioned adjacent to the play field, the bumper wall comprising:
at least one bumper display device arranged vertically; and
a bumper surface comprised of padding material;
a plurality of player stations, each player station comprising;
at least one player station memory device;
a player station touchscreen; and
at least one player station processor in communication with the at least one player station memory device and the player station touchscreen;
a dealer station, the dealer station comprising:
at least one dealer station memory device;
a dealer station touchscreen; and
at least one dealer station processor in communication with the at least one dealer station memory device and the dealer station touchscreen;
at least one game controller memory device; and
at least one game controller processor, which is configured, with the play field, the bumper wall, the plurality of player stations, the dealer station, and the at least one game controller memory device to:
cause the at least one play field display device to display through the play surface a dice game wagering area;
receive a communication from at least one player station of the plurality of player stations indicating a wager on a next play of the dice game;
cause the at least one play field display device to display through the play surface a representation of the received wager;
cause at least one of the at least one play field display device, the at least one bumper display device, and the dealer station, to display an indication that physical dice may be thrown by a player;
receive a communication that indicates the results of thrown physical dice;
determine the results of the received wager based on the results of the thrown physical dice and cause a credit meter associated with the at least one player station to increment when the determined results of the received wager is a winning determination.

US Pat. No. 10,539,634

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING DETECTION COIL FOR MAGNETIC RESONANCE MEASUREMENT

JEOL Ltd., Tokyo (JP)

1. A method for manufacturing a detection coil for magnetic resonance measurement, comprising:forming a superconductive thin-film layer on a substrate;
processing the superconductive thin-film layer into a shape of the detection coil for magnetic resonance measurement, the shape of the detection coil including an inductance element and a capacitance element; and
irradiating the shape-processed superconductive thin-film layer with ions.

US Pat. No. 10,539,040

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CLEANING THE CORE ENGINE OF A JET ENGINE

Lufthansa Technik AG, Ha...

1. An apparatus for cleaning a gas turbine engine, said engine including an engine inlet portion having a fan hub and an array of fan blades connected to and extending radially outward from said fan hub, the apparatus comprising:a mobile harness assembly adapted for injecting washing fluid between fan blades and directly into the gas turbine engine's core while the engine is being cranked, the harness assembly comprising:
a coupling device for connecting one or more fluid supply lines to one or more fluid delivery lines, said coupling device comprising a first portion configured for rotating with the fan hub about the hub's central axis as the engine is cranked, and a second portion configured so that said first portion rotates relative to said second portion;
one or more fluid delivery lines attached at one end to the coupling device's first portion and positioned for delivering washing fluid directly into the gas turbine engine core, said fluid delivery lines rotating with the fan hub about the hub's central axis as the engine is cranked;
one or more fluid supply lines attached to the coupling device's second portion for supplying washing fluid to the harness assembly, said fluid supply lines remaining in a static position relative to the rotating fluid delivery lines;
one or more harness rings attached to the one or more fluid delivery lines for spacing, stabilizing, and positioning the fluid delivery lines relative to the fan blades; and
a connector for removably attaching the harness assembly onto the fan hub.

US Pat. No. 10,538,404

NON-ENCLOSED TAPE DISPENSING APPARATUS

1. A non-enclosed tape dispensing apparatus comprising:a body having a top side, a bottom side, a right side, and a left side;
said right side and said left side each having a tab to allow a user to grip said body;
said top side having a gripping end, a cutting end and an aperture between said gripping end and said cutting end with said aperture being adapted to allow tape to pass through from said bottom side to said top side toward said cutting end;
said cutting end being adjacent to said aperture on one end and the other end of said cutting end being sloped upward and extending beyond the top of said top side and having a cutting surface at the apex of said slope and said cutting surface is adapted to sever said tape passing through said aperture;
said gripping end having a textured surface adapted to increase the user's grip of said gripping end while using said body;
said bottom side being hollow so that said body can be placed on a spool of said tape and said right side and said left side will extend beyond the outermost circumference toward the center of said outermost circumference of said spool of said tape and said bottom side having a back and a front;
said back of said bottom side adapted to contact said outermost circumference of said spool of said tape during use and said front of said bottom side having tape guides that are adapted to remain in constant contact with said outermost circumference of said spool of said tape during use in order to maintain a constant distance and angle of said cutting surface in relation to outermost circumference of said spool of said tape during use;
said bottom side also having a roller that remains in contact with said spool of said tape as said tape passes through said body.

US Pat. No. 10,542,636

COOLING STRUCTURE FOR ELECTRONIC BOARDS

International Business Ma...

1. A manifold assembly, comprising:a frame assembly having a plurality of sealed compartments each comprising a single heat sink registered to an underlying chip and/or package mounted on an electronic board;
a fluid channel within the frame assembly; and
an inlet and an outlet associated with each of the sealed compartments and in fluid communication with the fluid channel, the inlet and the outlet directing coolant over the single heat sink of each of the sealed compartments,
wherein the frame assembly includes:
a plurality of openings in a frame; and
a cold plate assembly sealed to sidewalls of openings of a bottom plate,
the bottom plate having a top side and a bottom side;
the bottom side having a plurality of grooves which accommodate sidewalls of the openings of the frame;
fluid channels in the cold plate assembly which includes the inlet and outlet for each of the sealed compartments, and
wherein the heat sink includes fins which are one of cuboidal, cylindrical pin fins, channels that are parallel and trapezoidal.

US Pat. No. 10,542,578

COMMUNICATION DEVICE, APPARATUS, SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER IMPLEMENTABLE INSTRUCTIONS PRODUCT

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A method performed by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:transmitting, to a base station, a Radio Resource Control (RRC) message which includes a release assistance indication and uplink data, wherein the release assistance indication indicates whether further transmission is expected following transmission of the uplink data,
wherein the release assistance indication is forwarded from the base station to a Mobility Management Entity (MME), and
wherein when the release assistance indication indicates that further transmission is expected, a connection associated with the UE is released after the base station transmits, to the UE, downlink data following the base station sending of the release assistance indication.

US Pat. No. 10,542,559

METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT FOR RECEIVING DOWNLINK SIGNALS

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for receiving, by a user equipment (UE), downlink signals in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:starting, by the UE, a downlink (DL) discontinuous reception (DRX) retransmission timer for a DL hybrid automatic repeat and request (HARQ) process of the UE;
monitoring, by the UE, a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) while the DL DRX retransmission timer for the DL HARQ process is running; and
stopping, by the UE, the DL DRX retransmission timer for the DL HARQ process when the UE receives a PDCCH indicating an uplink (UL) transmission,
wherein, if there are multiple DL DRX retransmission timers running for multiple DL HARQ processes, all of the multiple DL DRX retransmission timers running for the multiple DL HARQ processes are stopped when the UE receives the PDCCH indicating the UL transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,542,557

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS WITH INTERFERENCE AVOIDANCE

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method for communicating in a wireless communications system, the method comprising:receiving, by a first station, an uplink scheduling information and a first frequency resource usage indicator from an access point, the first frequency resource usage indicator indicating a utilization of a first set of network resources for carrying acknowledgement information from the access point;
transmitting, by the first station, a first data packet to the access point in accordance with the uplink scheduling information; and
transmitting, by the first station, a second frequency resource usage indicator to a second station that is not served by the access point, the second frequency resource usage indicator indicating that the first set of network resources is being utilized by the first station.

US Pat. No. 10,542,499

UPLINK TRANSMISSIONS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

INERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDIN...

1. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) comprising:a processor configured to receive information which includes a grant for an uplink transmission, wherein the information is received based on a first radio network temporary identifier (RNTI) or a second RNTI;
the processor further configured to determine a parameter for the uplink transmission, wherein the processor determines the parameter from a first set of parameters on a condition that the information is received based on the first RNTI or from a second set of parameters on a condition that the information is received based on the second RNTI; and
the processor further configured to transmit the uplink transmission based on the determined parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,542,317

TWO-WAY TELEVISION ENABLED THERAPEUTIC COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

FIRST LAYER HEALTH L.L.C....

1. A method of monitoring activity and behavior of a user within a home of the user, comprising:creating and identifying a unique electronic identifier for each of a plurality of set top boxes or televisions in the home of the user, each set top box being associated with a different television having a different physical location within the home of the user and configured to receive content from a telecommunications provider and display the content on the corresponding television;
monitoring user interactions with the plurality of set top boxes and corresponding televisions in the home of the user based on the unique electronic identifier for each of the plurality of set top boxes or televisions;
recording the user interactions in a database;
analyzing the user interactions to establish one or more activity or behavioral patterns of the user;
comparing subsequent user interactions with the plurality of set top boxes to the one or more activity or behavioral patterns to determine deviations from the one or more activity or behavioral patterns; and
determining that the deviations from the one or more activity or behavioral patterns based on the user interactions with the plurality of set top boxes are indicative of a change in a health condition of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,542,114

ADDING CONVERSATION CONTEXT FROM DETECTED AUDIO TO CONTACT RECORDS

International Business Ma...

1. A method implemented in a personal computing device by a processor executing computer program code for providing contact information for contacts, comprising:receiving an audio stream through a microphone of the personal computing device;
performing context analysis of the audio stream to detect conversation context in the audio stream;
receiving a request to associate the conversation context with a selected contact person;
determining conversation context detected from a segment of the audio stream received during a period of time from when the request was received;
determining, from a geographical location of the personal computing device, location information including a description of a venue of the geographical location of the personal computing device during the period of time from when the request was received;
including in a contact record for the selected contact person the conversation context and the location information associated with the period of time from when the request was received; and
storing the contact record in a contact database including a plurality of contact records for a plurality of contact persons, wherein the contact records include conversation context and location information associated with the contact persons for multiple time periods.

US Pat. No. 10,542,015

COGNITIVE OFFENSE ANALYSIS USING CONTEXTUAL DATA AND KNOWLEDGE GRAPHS

International Business Ma...

1. A method for processing security event data in association with a knowledge graph, comprising:receiving, from a security system, information representing an offense;
building an offense context graph based in part on context data about the offense, the offense context graph comprising nodes and edges, at least one of the nodes being a node representing an entity associated with the offense, the nodes further including one or more additional nodes connected to the root node either directly or through one or more other nodes, wherein at least one additional node has data representing an observable;
locating the observable identified from the offense context graph as also being present within the knowledge graph;
based on the located observable and its connections being associated with one or more known malicious entities as represented in the knowledge graph, wherein at least one connection is a path from a node in the offense context graph to an additional node representing the observable that also passes through the knowledge graph, generating, from the knowledge graph, a subgraph having at least one hypothesis associated therewith; and
merging the subgraph together with the offense context graph to generate, for further analysis, a refined offense context graph representing a potential causal relationship that led to the offense.

US Pat. No. 10,542,012

TRUSTED DEVICE CONTROL MESSAGES

NCR Corporation, Atlanta...

1. A method, comprising:detecting an event within a first device integrated into a terminal device;
defining the event as a trusted control message which is encrypted;
assigning an identifier associated with the first device to the trusted control message using a secure protocol, the identifier identifying the first device as a source of the trusted control message to a second device during a secure session between the first device and a second device;
assigning a message type to the trusted control message using a secure protocol, the message type distinguishing the trusted control message from other types of trusted control messages during the secure session between the first device and the second device;
assigning a unique message number to the trusted control message using the secure protocol, the unique session distinguishing the trusted control message from other trusted control messages during the secure session between the first device and the second device;
communicating the trusted control message to the second device only when the secure session is established between the first device and the second device and established utilizing the secure protocol; and
utilizing custom encryption and decryption specific to and known to just the first device and the second device during the secure session utilizing the secure protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,541,850

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION WITH PER-BEAM SIGNAL SYNCHRONIZATION

SOUTHEAST UNIVERSITY, Na...

1. A signal receiving electronic device, comprising:at least one storage medium including a set of instructions for per-beam signal synchronization; and
at least one processor in communication with the at least one storage medium, wherein when executing the set of instructions, the processor is directed to conduct a wireless communication with a signal transmitting device via beamforming, during which the at least one processor is directed to:
receive a beam domain signal via a beam set from the signal transmitting device; and
individually synchronize the beam domain signal in each beam of the beam set, wherein to individually synchronize the beam domain signal, the at least one processor is further directed to, for the beam domain signal of each individual beam of the beam set:
determine a target frequency adjustment based on frequency offset of the beam domain signal when the beam domain signal is transmitted to the signal receiving device; and
adjust at least one frequency independent variable of the beam domain signal by the target frequency adjustment,
wherein the beam domain signal of each beam comprises a plurality of transmission blocks, and wherein to determine the target frequency adjustment, the processor is further directed to:
for each of the plurality of transmission blocks,
determine a candidate minimum frequency adjustment as a minimum frequency offset of the beam domain signal induced to the beam;
determine a candidate maximum frequency adjustment as a maximum frequency offset of the beam domain signal induced to the beam;
determine a lower bound value of the target frequency adjustment as the minimum of the plurality of the candidate minimum frequency adjustments;
determine an upper bound value of the target frequency adjustment as the maximum of the plurality of the candidate maximum frequency adjustments; and
select a value of the target frequency adjustment between the lower bound value and upper bound value.

US Pat. No. 10,541,803

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MEASURING SIDE-CHANNEL SIGNALS FOR INSTRUCTION-LEVEL EVENTS

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A method for identifying side-channel carrier frequencies, the method comprising:executing, at a first processor, different first and second instructions in a plurality of repeated alternations, wherein each alternation comprises executing, over a predetermined time period corresponding to an alternation frequency, the first instruction a first predetermined number of times followed by executing the second instruction a second predetermined number of times;
measuring, via a measuring apparatus, spectra of one or more signals emanating from a device housing the first processor, the one or more signals emanating substantially contemporaneously with the first processor executing the first and second instructions;
analyzing, by a second processor, data indicative of the spectra of the one or more signals to determine one or more side-channel candidate side-band pairs, each of the one or more side-channel candidate side-band pairs comprising a lower sideband at a first frequency and an upper sideband at a second frequency, the first frequency and the second frequency being separated by approximately twice the respective alternation frequency; and
for each respective side-channel candidate side-band pair, identifying a side-channel carrier frequency at a frequency being at an approximate midpoint between a respective side-channel candidate side-band pair's first and second frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,541,782

USE OF A CYCLIC REDUNDANCY CODE MULTIPLE-INPUT SHIFT REGISTER TO PROVIDE EARLY WARNING AND FAIL DETECTION

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:monitoring bits received at a receiver via a communication channel for transmission errors, the monitoring comprising:
receiving frames of bits from a transmitter communicatively coupled to the receiver via the communication channel, the received frames of bits a subset of frames of bits used by the transmitter to generate a multi-frame cyclic-redundancy code (CRC), at least one of the received frames of bits comprising payload bits and a source single check bit not included in the multi-frame CRC, the source single check bit generated by the transmitter based at least in part on bits transmitted by the transmitter to the receiver subsequent to a last CRC check using the multi-frame CRC being performed;
determining whether a transmission error has occurred in the received frames of bits, the determining comprising:
generating a calculated single check bit based at least in part on bits in the received frames of bits subsequent to the last CRC check using the multi-frame CRC being performed; and
comparing the received source single check bit to the calculated single check bit, wherein a transmission error has occurred when the received source single check bit does not match the calculated single check bit; and
transmitting an error indication to the transmitter based on determining that a transmission error has occurred, wherein the error indication initiates a recovery sequence that is synchronized between the receiver and the transmitter and is performed in parallel with functional operations by the receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,540,414

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ONLINE GROUP MATCHING

1. A group matching system comprising:a group matching apparatus and at least a first instance of a mobile software application installed on a first mobile device,
wherein the group matching apparatus comprises at least one processor and at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the processor, cause the group matching apparatus to at least:
receive, via a network from the at least one mobile software application, a request event, the request event comprising at least an indication of user profile associated with the first mobile device and an indication of a current personality profile; access a database, utilizing the indication of the user profile and the indication of the current personality profile, to determine at least a first group with which the user profile is associated;
access a second database, utilizing information indicative of the first group to identify a set of one or more candidate groups with which to match the first group;
select a second group, the second group being from the set of one or more candidate groups with which to match the first group;
transmit information indicative of the second group;
receive, via the network from the at least one mobile software application, an indication of a type of feedback input at the first mobile device,
determine a subsequent action as a function of the type of feedback, wherein determination of the subsequent action comprises:
accessing a third database, utilizing information indicative of the type of feedback;
and receiving instructions to perform the subsequent action performing the subsequent action,
wherein the subsequent action is at least one of, in an instance of a first type of feedback, selecting a third group from the set of one or more candidate groups; or in an instance of a second type of feedback, facilitating an interaction with the second group;
wherein the at least one mobile software application comprises:
an interface configured to display a first element identifying the second group, a second element the second element being user-selectable and configured to receive input indicative of the feedback:
wherein the at least one mobile software application comprising computer program code configured to cause the first mobile device to:
display, on the interface, information indicative of a candidate group;
receive, from the interface, the input of the feedback; and
cause transmission of the indication of the feedback.

US Pat. No. 10,539,964

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE DUAL TRAFFIC REFLECTOR DETECTOR WITH WIRELESS TRANSMISSIONS

EASTON SCIENTIFIC, INC., ...

1. An autonomous vehicle dual traffic reflector device for detecting a second autonomous vehicle by a first autonomous vehicle, which comprises:a) an outer array, the outer array having a plurality of light receiving-light transmitting lens, the outer array positioned in an arcuate arrangement having at least one focal point and the outer array having at least two lenses selected from a group consisting of caution-colored lenses, colored lenses, clear lenses and combinations thereof;
b) an inner array of reflective mirrors positioned inside the outer array and between the outer array and a focal point of the at least one focal point of side outer array, the inner array positioned to receive light passing into the device through at least one lens and reflecting the light out of the device through at least one different lens, the different lens being at least one of the at least two lenses; and
c) a wireless communication component with a power source, the component being located at and connected to the device, and selected from a group consisting of:
(i) a receiver for receiving information from a central control base via satellite;
(ii) a transmitter for transmitting information to the central control base via satellite;
(iii) a receiver for receiving information from the second autonomous vehicle via wireless transmission;
(iv) a transmitter for transmitting information to the first autonomous vehicle via wireless transmission; and
(v) any combination thereof;
further, whereas when the first autonomous vehicle and the second autonomous vehicle are traveling toward one another in opposite directions and a light beam from the first autonomous vehicle enters the autonomous vehicle dual traffic reflector device and reflects therein to be transmitted in a recognized light to the second autonomous vehicle, a second autonomous vehicle sensor relays angle and distance information to its computer to make necessary lane adjustments to avoid vehicle collision, and when a wireless communication is sent or received from the first autonomous vehicle, that wireless communication is recognized, interpreted and acted upon by the second autonomous vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,539,757

TELECOMMUNICATIONS CHASSIS WITH SLIDABLE TRAYS

CommScope, Inc. of North ...

1. A slide assembly for slidably coupling a telecommunications tray to a telecommunications chassis, the slide assembly comprising:a tray rail configured for mounting to the telecommunications chassis, the tray rail defining a rail sliding cavity flanked by a first detent adjacent a first end and a second detent adjacent a second end of the tray rail, the tray rail further comprising a first chassis mounting feature and a second chassis mounting feature, wherein the first and the second chassis mounting features are oriented with respect to each other such that, if two of the same tray rails are aligned and brought together in a juxtaposed relationship with the first and second chassis mounting features facing each other, the first and the second chassis mounting features can nest relative to each other so as to not increase the total width of the two tray rails; and
a tray guide configured for mounting to the telecommunications tray, the tray guide defining a guide sliding cavity configured to slidably receive the tray rail such that the rail sliding cavity and the guide sliding cavity face each other, the tray guide defining a pin connected thereto via a flexible cantilever arm, at least a portion of the pin extending into the rail sliding cavity when the tray rail and the tray guide are in a sliding relationship so as to be latched by the first and second detents of the tray rail in providing two predetermined stop positions for the tray guide.

US Pat. No. 10,539,720

OPTICAL LAMINATE, POLARIZER, AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

TOPPAN TOMOEGAWA OPTICAL ...

1. An optical laminate comprising a translucent substrate, and at least one optical functional layer provided on the translucent substrate, whereinthe at least one optical functional layer comprises a concave-convex shape on at least one surface, and the concave-convex shape comprises projections,
the at least one optical functional layer comprises inorganic fine particles comprising first and second types of inorganic fine particles, and also comprises resin particles,
an internal haze X and a total haze Y of the optical laminate satisfies the following conditions (1) to (4),
Y>X  (1),
Y?X+17  (2),
Y?57  (3),
19?X?40  (4),
the optical laminate comprises a transmitted image clarity of 30% to 70% as measured using a 0.5-mm width optical comb,
the number of projections comprising a height of not smaller than 0.1 ?m is not less than 600 per mm2 of measurement area in the concave-convex shape as measured by optical interferometry at an outermost surface of the at least one optical functional layer,
the number of projections comprising a height of not smaller than 0.1 ?m and an area of smaller than 100 ?m2 in the concave-convex shape is not smaller than 65% of the number of all projections comprising a height of not smaller than 0.1 ?m in the concave-convex shape as measured by optical interferometry at the outermost surface of the at least one optical functional layer, and
an average area of all projections comprising a height of not smaller than 0.1 ?m is not greater than 500 ?m2 in the concave-convex shape as measured by optical interferometry at the outermost surface of the at least one optical functional layer.

US Pat. No. 10,539,522

METHOD FOR ANALYSIS OF HYDROCARBONS IN WATER

The University of Western...

1. A method for analysis of hydrocarbons in water, the method comprising the steps of:solid phase extraction of the hydrocarbons from a water sample;
elution of the extracted hydrocarbons with a solvent system; and
comparing the relative intensities of at least one 1H NMR signal of the hydrocarbons and at least one 1H NMR signal of at least one solvent in the solvent system,
wherein the solvent system comprises at least two solvents, wherein the first solvent has a 1H NMR signal distinguishable from a 1H NMR signal of the hydrocarbons and the second solvent is aprotic and the solvent system contains a known amount of a proton containing solvent, and
wherein the solvent system provides a reference 1H NMR signal which facilitates a self-calibrating measurement.

US Pat. No. 10,537,091

HUMMINGBIRD FEEDER WITH DUAL FOOD-HOLDING COMPARTMENTS

Ideology, LLC, Knoxville...

1. A hummingbird feeder comprising:a base tray including a receptacle having an interior for holding food which is attractive to fruit flies;
an upper tray disposed above the base tray including a receptacle having an interior for holding food which is attractive to hummingbirds;
a top cover associated with the upper tray and including a first aperture and a second aperture wherein the second aperture provides a hummingbird with access to the interior of the second receptacle and the hummingbird-attracting food held therein;
wherein the upper tray includes means providing a passageway which extends between the interior of the receptacle of the base tray and the first aperture in the top cover enabling a fruit fly to pass from the interior of the receptacle through the first aperture in the top cover; and
means associated with the passageway-providing means enabling a user to close off the passageway of the passageway-providing means to thereby prevent a fruit fly from exiting the interior of the receptacle of the base tray by way of the provided passageway.
US Pat. No. 10,538,587

ANTIBODIES AGAINST NOTCH 3

Novartis AG, Basel (CH)

1. An isolated antibody that binds to Notch 3 or a Notch3 binding fragment thereof, wherein the antibody or fragment comprises:a heavy chain variable region comprising the CDR1 amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 23; the CDR2 amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 24; the CDR3 amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 25; and a light chain variable region comprising the CDR1 amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 33; the CDR2 amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 34; and the CDR3 amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 35.

US Pat. No. 10,542,621

CONDUCTIVE PATTERN AND DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A conductive pattern, comprising:an insulating layer including organic material;
a first conductive layer provided on the insulating layer and including a first sub-conductive layer and a second sub-conductive layer; and
an additional conductive layer provided between the insulating layer and the first conductive layer,
wherein the additional conductive layer includes a metal nitride which directly contacts the organic material, and
wherein the second sub-conductive layer is provided between the additional conductive layer and the first sub-conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,542,611

LIGHTING CONTROL

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A method of controlling a lighting system comprising a first plurality of luminaires located in a first environment and a second plurality of luminaires located in a second environment, the method comprising steps of:receiving a first user input pattern at a first light switch of the lighting system operatively coupled to the first plurality of luminaires;
determining at least one parameter of a lighting scene, being rendered by the first plurality of luminaires, when the first user input pattern is received;
storing an indication of the first user input pattern in association with the determined at least one parameter;
receiving a second user input pattern at a second light switch of the lighting system, operatively coupled to the second plurality of luminaires;
comparing the received second user input pattern with the stored indication of the first user input pattern to determine if the second user input pattern matches the first user input pattern;
if the second user input pattern is determined to match the first user input pattern, controlling the second plurality of luminaires to render a matching lighting scene using the at least one parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,542,593

POWER OFFLOADING FOR LINEAR CURRENT SOURCE

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A controller circuit for a set of light emitting diodes (LEDs), the controller circuit comprising:a linear current source configured to regulate a first current from a supply along a first series path to the set of LEDs;
channel circuitry configured to control a second current from the supply along a second series path to the set of LEDs, the second series path being in parallel with the first series path and the second series path comprising a drop element coupled in series with the supply and the set of LEDs, wherein the channel circuitry comprises a current sensor configured to measure the second current, wherein the channel circuitry comprises a switching element coupled in series with the supply, the drop element, and the set of LEDs along the second series path, wherein the switching element is configured to operate in an open state or a closed state, wherein during the open state the switching element sets the second current to correspond to zero, wherein during the closed state the switching element refrains from setting the second current to correspond to zero, and wherein, to control the second current, the channel circuitry is configured to operate the switching element in the open state or the closed state; and
supervisor circuitry configured to regulate a total current supplied to the set of LEDs using the linear current source and the channel circuitry, the total current comprising the first current and the second current, wherein, to regulate the total current, the supervisor circuitry is configured to drive the linear current source using the measured second current and to operate the switching element in the closed state in response to a voltage across the linear current source being greater than an operating zone threshold and to operate the switching element in the open state in response to the voltage across the linear current source being not greater than the operating zone threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,542,586

TECHNOLOGIES FOR PROVIDING HARDWARE RESOURCES AS A SERVICE WITH DIRECT RESOURCE ADDRESSABILITY

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A device comprising:circuitry to:
receive a request to access a destination accelerator device in an edge network, the request specifying a destination address assigned to the destination accelerator device;
determine, as a function of the destination address as assigned in a memory space, a location of the destination accelerator device;
determine whether the request is valid according to an access control policy specifying at least one of an access initiator, destination address, access time, or access frequency;
evaluate a message bus providing an availability status of the destination accelerator device; and
send the request to the destination accelerator device.

US Pat. No. 10,542,579

BASE STATION AND OPERATION METHOD THEREOF

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. An operation method of a base station in a mobile communication network, the operation method comprising:determining to disconnect a radio resource control (RRC) connection;
transmitting a RRC connection release message to a terminal;
maintaining the RRC connection during a second time before releasing the RRC connection after transmitting the RRC connection release message; and
receiving a RRC connection resume request message from the terminal,
wherein, when the RRC connection resume request message is received before a time of maintaining the RRC connection exceeds the second time, the RRC connection is not released.

US Pat. No. 10,542,563

RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, TERMINAL DEVICE, BASE STATION DEVICE, RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT WITH EFFICIENT TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION THROUGH REPETITION

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A radio communication system in which a base station device and a terminal device are configured to communicate with each other and the terminal device is configured to perform a random access procedure, wherein:the base station device includes:
a first processor; and
a first memory in electronic communication with the first processor, the first memory storing instructions executable by the first processor to notify the terminal device of random access information including: (i) information for selecting a level for determining a repetition number, (ii) a first number and a last number of preambles included in a group corresponding to the level, and (iii) a number of attempts of preamble transmission configured for each level; and
the terminal device includes:
a second processor; and
a second memory in electronic communication with the second processor, the second memory storing instructions that are executable by the second processor to:
select, in a MAC layer, the level based on a received downlink radio quality, and
perform, in the MAC layer, processing of increasing the level in a case that a first counter exceeds a maximum of the number of attempts of transmission, the maximum being configured for the level.

US Pat. No. 10,542,560

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SENDING UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION FOR MULTI-RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGY OPERATION

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A multi-mode wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU) comprising:a transceiver coupled to a processor, the transceiver and processor configured to send transmissions using a primary radio access technology (RAT) and a secondary RAT; and
the processor configured to prioritize the transmissions of the primary RAT and the secondary RAT,
wherein transmissions of the primary RAT are prioritized over transmissions of the secondary RAT, and
wherein secondary RAT transmissions of physical uplink control channel hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) acknowledgements (ACKs)/negative acknowledgements (NACKs) and scheduling requests are prioritized over secondary RAT transmissions of physical uplink control channel channel state information (CSI).

US Pat. No. 10,542,554

TERMINAL AND COMMUNICATION METHOD TO PROVIDE COMMUNICATION SERVICES

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of performed by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:establishing a radio resource control (RRC) connection with a base station;
receiving, from the base station, first information on semi-persistent scheduling and second information indicating that the terminal skips uplink transmission associated with the semi-persistent scheduling in case that no data is available for the uplink transmission;
identifying a configured uplink grant based on the first information on the semi-persistent scheduling;
determining whether an uplink data is available for the uplink transmission; and
skipping the uplink transmission for the configured uplink grant based on the second information in case that the uplink data is not available.

US Pat. No. 10,542,541

RE-CONTENTION-BASED CO-EXISTENCE ON A SHARED COMMUNICATION MEDIUM

QUALCOMM, Incorporated, ...

1. A communication method, comprising:contending for access to a communication medium for a series of subframes associated with a Time Division Duplexing (TDD) frame structure, wherein the contending comprises transmitting a first channel reservation message to reserve the communication medium for the series of subframes;
transmitting on the communication medium during a first portion of the series of subframes;
configuring a timing shift of a second portion of the series of subframes by sending a timing shift command to commence communication on the communication medium earlier than scheduled for the second portion of the series of subframes to create a re-contention gap between the second portion of the series of subframes and a third portion of the series of subframes;
re-contending, during the re-contention gap, for access to the communication medium for the third portion of the series of subframes; and
transmitting on the communication medium during the third portion of the series of subframes.

US Pat. No. 10,542,527

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

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal device that communicates with a base station device, the terminal device comprising:receiving circuitry configured to receive higher layer information used to indicate two subframe sets for a single downlink component carrier; and
transmitting circuitry configured to transmit:
i) first channel state information for a pair of a first channel state information process and one of the two subframe sets,
ii) second channel state information for a pair of a second channel state information process and another one of the two subframe sets, and
iii) third channel state information for a pair of the first channel state information process and the another one of the two subframe sets.

US Pat. No. 10,542,517

CHARACTERIZING MOVEMENT BEHAVIORS OF WIRELESS NODES IN A NETWORK

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a device, location estimates for a wireless node in a network, each location estimate having an associated timestamp;
applying, by the device, hierarchical clustering to the received location estimates and their associated timestamps, to identify locations and points in time in which the wireless node was stationary;
performing, by the device, sequence modeling on the identified locations and points in time in which the wireless node was stationary, to form a sequence of locations and associated time periods in which the wireless node was stationary;
receiving, at the device, radio frequency (RF) data for the wireless node;
associating, by the device, the wireless node with a behavioral profile based on the sequence of locations and associated time periods in which the wireless node was stationary and the RF data; and
generating, by the device and based in part on the behavioral profile for the wireless node, a predictive model that predicts a location of the wireless node at a particular point in time.

US Pat. No. 10,542,342

HEADSET WITH STATUS CORD

Plantronics, Inc., Santa...

1. A headset, comprising:a speaker;
a cord configured to carry audio signals for the speaker;
an illumination source disposed along a segment of the cord; and
a controller operatively coupled to the cord and the illumination source, including circuitry responsive to signals transmitted on the cord to cause the illumination source to produce status semaphores indicating status of use of the headset; wherein the controller is configured to generate a unique semaphore for device firmware update in progress status.

US Pat. No. 10,542,245

MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A mobile terminal, comprising:a camera;
a lighting device comprising a pattern light source and a surface light source, wherein the pattern light source is configured to emit light having a defined pattern and the surface light source is configured to emit uniform light, wherein the pattern light source includes a plurality of light emitting devices that are grouped into a single group of lights; and
a controller configured to:
cause the camera to capture a 3D image;
control the lighting device to cause the pattern light source and the surface light source to alternately emit light, in association with the capturing of the 3D image;
cause the pattern light source to activate to emit light when the camera captures a first frame; and
control the plurality of light emitting devices of the single group of lights to repeatedly activate to emit separate instances of light during the capturing of the first frame,
wherein a time during which each of the separate instances of light is emitted is constant, and
wherein a number of times that the single group of lights is repeatedly activated during the capturing of the first frame varies depending on duration at which the first frame is captured.

US Pat. No. 10,539,952

REAL-TIME ADAPTIVE CONTROL OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING PROCESSES USING MACHINE LEARNING

Relativity Space, Inc., ...

1. A method for real-time adaptive control of a post-design free form deposition process or a post-design joining process, the method comprising:a) providing an input design geometry for an object;
b) providing a training data set, wherein the training data set comprises:
(i) past process simulation data, past process characterization data, past in-process physical inspection data, or past post-build physical inspection data, for a plurality of objects that comprise at least one object that is different from the object to be physically fabricated that is provided in step (a); and
(ii) training data generated through a repetitive process of randomly choosing values for each of one or more input process control parameters and scoring adjustments to the input process control parameters as leading to either undesirable or desirable outcomes, the outcomes based respectively on the presence or absence of defects detected in a fabricated object arising from the process control parameter adjustments;
c) providing one or more sensors, wherein the one or more sensors provide real-time data for one or more object properties as the object is being physically fabricated; and
d) providing a processor programmed to:
(i) predict an optimal set of one or more process control parameters for initiating the free form deposition process or joining process, wherein the predicted optimal set of one or more process control parameters are derived using a machine learning algorithm that has been trained using the training data set of step (b);
(ii) remove noise from the object property data provided by the one or more sensors prior to providing it to the machine learning algorithm;
(iii) provide a real-time classification of detected object defects using the machine learning algorithm that has been trained using the training data set of step (b), wherein the real-time data from the one or more sensors is provided as input to the machine learning algorithm, and wherein the real-time classification of detected object defects is output from the machine learning algorithm; and
(iv) provide instructions to perform the post-design free form deposition process or post-design joining process to fabricate the object, wherein the machine learning algorithm adjusts the one or more process control parameters in real-time while physically performing the free form deposition process or the joining process.

US Pat. No. 10,538,866

WOVEN SLEEVE WITH INTEGRAL ATTACHMENT LOOPS AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION THEREOF

Federal-Mogul Powertrain ...

1. A wrappable textile sleeve for protecting elongate members, comprising:a wall including a plurality of warp filaments and at least one weft filament woven with one another, said wall having opposite sides extending lengthwise in generally parallel relation with a central longitudinal axis between opposite ends, said opposite sides being wrappable about said central longitudinal axis into overlapping relation with one another to bound the elongate member within a cavity bounded by an inner surface of the sleeve; and
at least one of said warp and/or weft filament being provided as a bulky, fluffy multifilament woven to form a plurality of floats, each of said plurality of floats extending over 2 or more weft and/or warp yarns, wherein each of said plurality of floats provide loops along an outer surface of the sleeve suited for attachment to hooks of a standard hook and loop fastener, wherein a plurality of said plurality of floats are immediately adjacent one another to form at least one fastener patch.

US Pat. No. 10,537,319

SUTURE ANCHOR

Arthrex, Inc., Naples, F...

1. A suture anchor assembly comprising:an anchor body including a central longitudinal axis, a proximal end, a distal end, an internal central passage extending along the central longitudinal axis from an opening at the proximal end of the anchor body through at least a portion of a length of the anchor body, and a helical thread that defines a perimeter at least around the proximal end of the anchor body, wherein at least a portion of the internal central passage has a first wall portion and a second wall portion, and the internal central passage extends from the opening to a location about halfway along the length of the anchor body;
an inflexible support extending across the internal central passage, wherein the inflexible support has a first portion and a second portion spaced from the first portion, the first portion is attached to the first wall portion of the anchor body, the second portion is attached to the second wall portion of the anchor body, and the inflexible support includes a longitudinal axis, and the central longitudinal axis of the anchor body intersects the longitudinal axis of the inflexible support;
at least one suture strand having a suture length threaded into the internal central passage, supported by the inflexible support, and threaded past the proximal end of the anchor body, wherein the inflexible support is spaced axially away from the opening at the proximal end along the central longitudinal axis, the at least one suture strand extends out of the opening at the proximal end of the anchor body; and
a driver including a shaft having a shaft length, wherein the shaft engages the anchor body, and the suture length of the at least one suture strand is greater than the shaft length of the shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,542,572

SYSTEM FOR CONNECTING, SECURING AND MANAGING NETWORK DEVICES WITH A DEDICATED PRIVATE VIRTUAL NETWORK

Barracuda Networks, Inc.,...

1. A device comprising:a memory component configured to store information associated with network settings;
a controller configured to control access of an external device of a network and an internal device of the network to one another when the external device is provided isolated network access, and wherein the controller is configured to control level access of the external device of the network to the internal device of the network and vice versa, wherein the level of access is based on a policy, and wherein the level of access is selected from a group consisting of full virtual network access, no virtual network access, and limited virtual network access; and
a private virtual network (PVN) router within the network, wherein the PVN router is configured to receive a request signal from the external device to establish an isolated network access via the network, and wherein the PVN router is further configured to transmit a response signal to the external device based on the network settings stored in the memory component and further based on the control access by the controller, wherein the response signal comprises a dedicated PVN to establish a connection between the external device and the network and further to establish the isolated network access, wherein the external device is inaccessible, automatically, by the internal device after the connection is established and without user configuration and wherein the internal device is inaccessible by the external device after the connection is established, wherein the internal device and the external device are associated with different users.

US Pat. No. 10,542,561

METHOD, DEVICE, AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING SIGNALS IN UNLICENSED BAND

WILUS INSTITUTE OF STANDA...

1. A method for a user equipment to receive a downlink signal in a cellular communication system, the method comprising:monitoring a first common control channel indicating a downlink (DL) interval of subframe (SF) #(n?1) and SF #n;
monitoring a second common control channel indicating a DL interval of SF #n and SF #(n+1); and
performing a DL reception process in the SF #n based on a detection result of the first common control channel and a detection result of the second common control channel,
wherein only a detection process for a first physical channel/signal is allowed in the DL reception process in SF #n when a detection of the first common control channel fails, a detection of the second common control channel is successful, and the DL interval of SF #n indicated by the second common control channel is a part of a total orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols of SF #n,
wherein the first physical channel/signal comprises a Discovery Reference Signal (DRS),
wherein the DL interval represents occupied OFDM symbols in a DL subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,542,078

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF LOAD BALANCING TRAFFIC BURSTS IN NON-REAL TIME NETWORKS

Parallels International G...

1. A method for balancing loads of computing resources among a plurality of servers by a plurality of load balancers, wherein the method comprises:receiving, by a first load balancer of the plurality of load balancers, from each of the plurality of servers, resource usage statistics associated with services executing in the server, wherein the resource usage statistics received from the server indicate a current load of the server;
receiving, by the first load balancer, a plurality of requests for the services executing in the servers, wherein the plurality of requests are received from a front-end device that selects a load balancer from among the plurality of load balancers to which each of the plurality of requests is to be directed according to a cyclical pattern;
determining, by the first load balancer, a total number of requests received by the plurality of load balancers for the services executing in the servers, the total number being determined based on the cyclical pattern;
determining, by the first load balancer, an estimated increased load of each of the plurality of servers based on the received resource usage statistics and the total number of requests; and
for each of the plurality of requests, by the first load balancer, selecting a server of the plurality of servers to fulfill the request and forwarding the request to the selected server, the selection being based on respective estimates of increased loads of the plurality of servers.

US Pat. No. 10,542,018

SECURITY BREACH NOTIFICATION

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a first device, an indication of a security breach with respect to a user account;
generating, by a processing device of the first device and based on the indication of the security breach, a security breach notification including a relay instruction, the security breach notification comprising an instruction to initiate, at an account repository, one or more actions with respect to the user account;
attempting to transmit the security breach notification to the account repository via a first communication interface of the first device;
in response to a determination that the security breach notification was not successfully transmitted to the account repository, transmitting the security breach notification to a second device via a second communication interface of the first device; and
wherein the relay instruction comprises an instruction that, when executed, causes the second device to:
attempt to transmit the security breach notification to the account repository, and in response to a determination that the security breach notification was not successfully transmitted to the account repository by the second device, transmit the security breach notification to a third device.

US Pat. No. 10,541,896

NETWORK CONNECTIVITY METHODS AND SYSTEMS

Theranos IP Company, LLC,...

1. A device comprising:a plurality of network connectivity interfaces on one or more components in the device, wherein at least two of said network connectivity interfaces use different connectivity technologies;
a processor programmed to perform:
a) a first network connectivity test using a first of said network connectivity interfaces to verify end-to-end connectivity between the device and a first server reachable through a static Internet Protocol (IP) address and on another network;
b) a second network connectivity test using the first said network connectivity interfaces to verify end-to-end connectivity between said device and another server through a static uniform resource locator (URL) on another network;
wherein the network-enabled device is preset with default network connectivity rules and is configured to subsequently update the rules with location-based rules once network access has been established using the default rules;
wherein said network connectivity rules vary by time and determine a network connectivity factor based upon time taken to receive data packets from said first server and said another server.

US Pat. No. 10,541,052

RETROACTIVE EXTRACTION OF CLINICALLY RELEVANT INFORMATION FROM PATIENT SEQUENCING DATA FOR CLINICAL DECISION SUPPORT

Koninklijke Philip N.V., ...

1. A computer-based apparatus comprising:a computer readable memory configured to store a catalog of molecular marker tests, each of said molecular marker tests annotated with one or more clinical applicability annotations;
a computer readable memory configured to receive and store an electronic patient medical record comprising genetic sequencing data of a patient;
a clinical decision support (CDS) system comprising a CDS processor configured to track a clinical context of said patient wherein said clinical context includes at least a diagnosis and one or more clinical variables, and wherein said tracking comprises receiving initial and updated clinical information about the patient;
a catalog search module comprising a catalog search processor and coupled with the computer readable memory configured to store a catalog of molecular marker tests and said CDS processor, wherein the catalog search module is configured to search the catalog of molecular marker tests to identify a molecular marker test having clinical applicability to the patient in the clinical context tracked by the CDS system, and further wherein the catalog search module is automatically triggered by occurrence of a trigger event defined by a set of triggering rules, wherein the trigger event is a change in the clinical context of the patient;
an order request/receipt module comprising an order request/receipt processor coupled to said catalog search processor and configured to propose to a physician the molecular marker test identified by said catalog search module and to receive from the physician a physician order to perform said proposed molecular marker test;
a testing module comprising a testing processor coupled to said catalog search processor and configured to:
validate said physician order,
perform the molecular marker test received by said physician order in silico using the genetic sequencing data of the patient in the electronic patient medical record stored in said computer readable memory, to generate results of the molecular marker test, and
generate a report to the physician comprising the generated results of the molecular marker test; and
wherein the computer readable memory configured to store the electronic patient medical record is further configured to store the results of the molecular marker test.

US Pat. No. 10,540,300

OPTIMIZING NETWORK DRIVER PERFORMANCE AND POWER CONSUMPTION IN MULTI-CORE PROCESSOR-BASED SYSTEMS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A multi-core processor-based system for optimizing network driver performance and power consumption, comprising:a plurality of processor cores comprising one or more power-optimized processor cores and one or more performance-optimized processor cores;
a network device configured to:
receive one or more network streams; and
assign each of the one or more network streams to an interrupt of a plurality of interrupts; and
a network driver configured to:
calculate a current throughput level of the network device;
determine, based on the current throughput level, whether a throughput mode of the network driver should be modified to a high-throughput mode; and
responsive to determining that the throughput mode of the network driver should be modified to the high-throughput mode:
assign each interrupt of the plurality of interrupts to which a network stream is assigned to a performance-optimized processor core of the one or more performance-optimized processor cores; and
disable system reassignment of the plurality of interrupts among the plurality of processor cores, wherein the network driver is configured to disable the system reassignment of the plurality of interrupts among the plurality of processor cores by being configured to disable an interrupt balancer.

US Pat. No. 10,538,374

OFFSET BLANK NESTING

WestRock Packaging System...

1. A blank for forming a packaging container, the blank comprising a plurality of panels for forming the container, the plurality of panels including a first side panel, a first end panel, a bottom panel and a riser panel, the first side panel comprising first and second opposed end edges and a lower edge, the first end panel being connected by a fold line to the first end edge of the first side panel, the riser panel being connected by a fold line to the first end panel, wherein the bottom panel is connected by a fold line to the lower edge of the first side panel such that first and second opposed end edges of the bottom panel are located next to the first and second end edges of the first side panel respectively, wherein the plurality of panels further includes a second end panel connected by a fold line to the second end edge of the first side panel, and wherein the bottom panel is not symmetrically centered relative to the first side panel such that the bottom panel is disposed closer to the first end panel than to the second end panel, wherein the first side panel has a width defined between said first and second opposed end edges of the first side panel, wherein the bottom panel has a width defined between said first and second opposed end edges of the bottom panel, wherein the width of the bottom panel is less than the width of the first side panel, wherein the bottom panel is free of connection to any other part of the blank other than the first side panel.
US Pat. No. 10,541,426

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A METAL-AIR CELL

ENERGIZER BRANDS, LLC, S...

1. A method of manufacturing a catalytic electrode for a metal-air cell, the method comprising the steps:(a) providing a first particulate carbon material consisting essentially of carbon;
(b) providing a manganese compound;
(c) wet blending the first particulate carbon material and the manganese compound to form a blended intermediate mixture;
(d) drying the blended intermediate mixture at a first temperature below the thermal decomposition temperature of the manganese compound;
(e) producing a carbon-catalyst composite by heating the dried blended intermediate mixture to a thermal decomposition temperature of the manganese compound, at which the manganese compound thermally decomposes to form the carbon-catalyst composite comprising particles of manganese oxide on surfaces of particles of the first particulate carbon material;
(f) cooling the carbon-catalyst composite;
(g) producing a catalytic electrode mixture by combining the carbon-catalyst composite with a second particulate carbon consisting essentially of carbon;
(h) granulating, the catalytic electrode mixture; and
(i)forming a catalytic electrode comprising a layer of the catalytic electrode mixture, an electrically conductive current collector and an air diffusion layer, the air diffusion layer being secured to a surface of the layer of the catalytic mixture.

US Pat. No. 10,542,528

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A PHYSICAL UPLINK CHANNEL IN RESOURCE BLOCKS

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:receiving scheduling information to transmit a first physical uplink channel within a slot, where the slot includes a plurality of symbols,
wherein the slot includes the first physical uplink channel and a second physical uplink channel, and
wherein the first physical uplink channel is shorter in duration than the second physical uplink channel;
determining one or more allocated resource blocks for the first physical uplink channel based on a sub-band group and one or more resource block groups within the sub-band group,
wherein the sub-band group includes one or more sub-bands, each sub-band comprises one or more resource block groups, each resource block group comprises one or more resource blocks, and a resource block includes one or more contiguous resource elements in the frequency domain; and
transmitting the first physical uplink channel in the determined one or more allocated resource blocks in the slot,
wherein the scheduling information indicates the sub-band group and the one or more resource block groups within the sub-band group.

US Pat. No. 10,542,520

EFFICIENT PAGING AND IDLE MODE WAKEUP FOR WIRELESS DEVICES SUPPORTING COVERAGE ENHANCED MODE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a processing element coupled to a memory storing program instructions, wherein the program instructions are executable by the processing element to cause a wireless device to:
establish a radio resource control (RRC) connection with a cellular base station;
release the RRC connection with the cellular base station, wherein the wireless device is in an enhanced coverage mode when releasing the RRC connection;
monitor a control channel associated with the enhanced coverage mode during a paging occasion for a paging indication, wherein the paging occasion includes one of more subframes; and
if the paging indication is successfully decoded based on monitoring the control channel associated with the enhanced coverage mode during the paging occasion:
determine an amount of time to sleep until attempting to decode a paging message indicated by the paging indication based at least in part on a number of repetitions of the control channel associated with the enhanced coverage mode used to successfully decode the paging indication;
enter a sleep mode for the determined amount of time, wherein the wireless device is in the sleep mode through at least one repetition of the control channel associated with the enhanced coverage mode used to successfully decode the paging indication; and
attempt to decode the paging message indicated by the paging indication after the determined amount of time.

US Pat. No. 10,542,519

TERMINAL POSITIONING METHOD AND NETWORK DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A terminal positioning method, comprising:obtaining, by a network device, radio signal sampling information of a first terminal at a current moment, the first terminal being any terminal in a target region, and the target region being a preset geographic region; and
obtaining, by the network device, position information of the first terminal at the current moment by prediction based on the radio signal sampling information of the first terminal at the current moment and a predictive model of the target region, the predictive model being determined based on a plurality of data pairs of at least two historical terminals in the target region, the data pairs of any historical terminal of the at least two historical terminals being obtained based on radio signal sampling information of a historical terminal at a plurality of first historical moments and position information of the historical terminal at a plurality of second historical moments, the radio signal sampling information of the historical terminal at the first historical moments being obtained based on a first frequency, the position information of the historical terminal at the second historical moments being obtained based on a second frequency, the first frequency being less than the second frequency, each data pair of the data pairs comprising one piece of radio signal sampling information of the radio signal sampling information of the historical terminal at the first historical moments and position information, and the position information in each data pair corresponding to the one piece of radio signal sampling information of the radio signal sampling information of the historical terminal at the first historical moments.

US Pat. No. 10,542,506

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INDICATING UPLINK-DOWNLINK CARRIER FREQUENCY SPACING, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OBTAINING UPLINK-DOWNLINK CARRIER FREQUENCY SPACING

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for obtaining an uplink-downlink carrier frequency spacing, wherein the method is applied to an Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) system, and comprises:initiating, by a terminal device (UE), a request in a first cell to access an NB-IoT, and receiving an indication message sent by a base station, wherein the indication message is used to indicate an uplink-downlink carrier frequency spacing corresponding to the first cell; and
determining, by the UE according to the indication information, the uplink-downlink carrier frequency spacing corresponding to the first cell, wherein
when the UE determines that the indication information carries an uplink-downlink basic carrier frequency spacing corresponding to a frequency band used by the first cell, an index number corresponding to a first carrier frequency deviation in a first carrier frequency deviation set, and a difference between index numbers of uplink and downlink physical resource blocks used by the first cell, determining, by the LE, the first carrier frequency deviation according to the index number corresponding to the first carrier frequency deviation in the first carrier frequency deviation set.

US Pat. No. 10,542,504

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A wireless communication system, comprising:a wireless transceiver device configured for transmitting a wireless signal with a transmitting power and a transmitting direction and detecting in a scanning direction; and
a processing device connected with the wireless transceiver device, wherein the processing device receives at least one reference position and comprises:
a direction control module configured for controlling the transmitting direction and the scanning direction, wherein the direction control module controls the scanning direction and generates a point direction information record according to each of the at least one reference position respectively;
a power adjusting module configured for dynamically adjusting the transmitting power, wherein the power adjusting module adjusts the transmitting power and generates a point power information record according to each of the at least one reference position and the corresponding point direction information record respectively; and
a boundary setting module, wherein the boundary setting module receives the at least one reference position, a position of the wireless transceiver device, the point direction information record(s) and the point power information record(s), and the boundary setting module generates a boundary information record,
wherein the processing device controls the transmitting direction and the transmitting power according to the point direction information record(s), the point power information record(s) and the boundary information record, so as to limit a transmission of the wireless signal within a specific area.

US Pat. No. 10,542,503

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SCHEDULING UPLINK TRANSMISSIONS WITH REDUCED LATENCY

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:computing, at a device, a first type of power headroom report based on transmission of only a first transmit time interval length in a subframe;
computing a second type of power headroom report based on transmission of both the first transmit time interval length and a second transmit time interval length in the subframe; and
transmitting the first type of power headroom report and the second type of power headroom report.

US Pat. No. 10,542,491

TECHNIQUES AND APPARATUSES FOR CONTROL CHANNEL MONITORING USING A WAKEUP SIGNAL

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:identifying, by a user equipment (UE), a wakeup signal resource associated with the UE based at least in part on a control channel search space resource associated with the UE, wherein the wakeup signal resource maps to the control channel search space resource and precedes the control channel search space resource;
monitoring, by the UE, the wakeup signal resource for an indication of whether to monitor the control channel search space resource; and
monitoring, by the UE, the control channel search space resource when the monitoring of the wakeup signal resource indicates that the control channel search space resource is to be monitored.

US Pat. No. 10,542,363

AUTOMATED PRODUCTION OF ACOUSTIC STRUCTURES

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method of automated production of an acoustic core having a plurality of cells, comprising:fabricating a plurality of acoustic devices, wherein fabricating the plurality of acoustic devices comprises overlaying ribbons of acoustic material, laser cutting the ribbons of acoustic material into a shape of the acoustic devices and joining cut edges of the ribbons of acoustic material together;
picking up groups of the acoustic devices;
placing the groups of the acoustic devices respectively in cells of the core; and
bonding the acoustic devices to the core.

US Pat. No. 10,542,361

NONLINEAR CONTROL OF LOUDSPEAKER SYSTEMS WITH CURRENT SOURCE AMPLIFIER

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A system for nonlinear control of a loudspeaker, the system comprising:a current source amplifier connected to the loudspeaker; and
a controller connected to the current source amplifier, wherein the controller is configured to:
determine a target displacement of a diaphragm of a speaker driver of the loudspeaker based on a source signal for reproduction via the loudspeaker;
determine a control current based on the target displacement of the diaphragm and a first physical model of the loudspeaker; and
transmit a control current signal specifying the control current to the current source amplifier, wherein the current source amplifier outputs the control current to drive the speaker driver based on the control current signal, and wherein an actual displacement of the diaphragm during the reproduction of the source signal is controlled based on the control current, via the control current signal.

US Pat. No. 10,542,348

ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCER

RION Co., Ltd., Tokyo (J...

1. An electromechanical transducer comprising:a structural portion configured such that two pairs of magnets magnetized in opposite directions, a yoke configured to guide magnetic fluxes from the magnets, and a coil configured to receive a supplied electric signal are located integrally;
an armature
having an inner portion penetrating an internal space of the structural portion and outer portions protruding from the inner portion toward both sides in a first direction;
forming, together with the structural portion, a magnetic circuit through regions of the inner portion facing the two pairs of magnets, and
configured to displace in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction by magnetic force of the magnetic circuit; and
a pair of elastic members
each located on both sides of the armature in the second direction, and
configured to provide, to the armature, restoring force according to relative displacement of the armature corresponding to the structural portion, wherein
each elastic member has an opening surrounding the yoke, and
part of the yoke projects from the opening in the second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,542,344

LOUDSPEAKER MODULE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

GOERTEK INC., Weifang (C...

1. A loudspeaker module, comprising an outer casing, the outer casing comprising a first casing and a second casing which are engaged together, the outer casing accommodating a speaker unit, the speaker unit partitioning an inner cavity of the whole module into two cavities, namely, a front acoustic cavity and a rear acoustic cavity, the speaker unit, the first casing and the second casing jointly enclosing the rear acoustic cavity, the rear acoustic cavity being internally provided with a sound-absorbing material, whereinthe rear acoustic cavity is further provided with an isolating structure used for isolating the sound-absorbing material from the speaker unit, the isolating structure is vertically disposed between the first casing and the second casing, the isolating structure is a net-shaped thin sheet structure, the isolating structure and the outer casing are engaged by injection molding or adhesion;
the isolating structure partitions the entire rear acoustic cavity into a filling area and a non-filling area, the isolating structure is provided with pores allowing air stream to circulate between the filling area and non-filling area, an upper end of the filling area is provided with a groove extending above the filling area, and a lower end of the filling area is provided with a groove extending below the filling area, each of the grooves is a triangular groove with a large opening and a pointed bottom; and
the sound-absorbing material is located in the filling area, the sound-absorbing material is a foaming material, the sound-absorbing material is formed by the foaming of the foaming material, and the sound-absorbing material has a structure identical with the structure of the filling area and fills the entire filling area.

US Pat. No. 10,542,339

MOUTH COVER RADIO HEADSET

1. A mouth cover radio headset comprising:a headset, the headset comprising an ear cover and a flexible band coupled to the ear cover, the flexible band having a top pad and a side pad coupled to a distal end;
a radio unit coupled to the headset, the radio unit being coupled within the ear cover and comprising a transceiver and a battery;
a speaker coupled to the headset, the speaker being coupled within the ear cover and in operational communication with the radio unit;
a boom coupled to the headset, the boom pivotably extending from the ear cover;
an expandable mouth shield coupled to the boom, the expandable mouth shield having a closed position and an alternate expanded position, the expandable mouth shield being configured to cover a wearer's mouth when in the expanded position; and
a microphone coupled to the expandable mouth shield, the microphone being in operational communication with the radio unit.

US Pat. No. 10,542,334

OPTICAL SWITCH MODULE AND OPTICAL RELAY APPARATUS AND PATH EXPANSION METHOD THAT USE OPTICAL SWITCH MODULE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A path expansion method of a system including a first optical switch module and a second optical switch module,wherein both the first optical switch module and the second optical switch module includes
N first input ports to which an optical signal is input,
M first output ports from which an optical signal is output,
an M×N switch configured to include N second input ports and M second output ports, and to set an optical path between the N second input ports and the M second output ports, the M second output ports coupling with the M first output ports, respectively,
a test signal input port to which a test signal is capable of being externally input,
an expansion port from which one of the test signal and the optical signal from any one of the N first input ports is output, and
an optical switch configured to selectively connect at least one of the test signal and the optical signal from any one of the N first input ports to at least one of the expansion port and any one of the N second input ports,
the path expansion method comprising:
connecting the expansion port of the first optical switch module to the test signal input port of the second optical switch module;
switching a setting of the optical switch of the first optical switch module so as to connect the test signal to the expansion port;
monitoring, at the second optical switch module, the test signal input from the test signal input port of the first optical switch module,
checking a connection between the first optical switch module and the second optical switch module, based on a result of the monitoring; and
switching the setting of the optical switch of the first optical switch module so as to connect the optical signal from any one of the N first input ports to the expansion port,
wherein both N and M are natural numbers.

US Pat. No. 10,542,330

AUTOMATIC ADAPTIVE NETWORK PLANNING

NetScout Systems, Inc., ...

1. A method for automatic adaptive network planning, the method comprising steps of:receiving a first list comprising a plurality of potential sites;
receiving a set of network coverage goals for a wireless network and receiving a plurality of models substantially related to the network coverage;
generating a wireless network coverage map for each site of the plurality of potential sites based on the plurality of received models, the coverage map comprising a plurality of locations within a corresponding coverage area;
calculating, for each location of the plurality of locations for each site of the plurality of sites, the likelihood of the network coverage goals being realized using the generated wireless network coverage map including generating a site coverage value for each of the plurality of potential sites and wherein calculating a location coverage value for each location of the plurality of locations for each site and calculating the site coverage value is based on a vector dot product of the location coverage value and the square of an overall location coverage percentage; and
automatically generating a second list of proposed active sites comprising a subset of the sites included in the first list based on the calculations performed for each location of the plurality of locations, wherein the second list of proposed active sites substantially meets the set of network coverage goals.

US Pat. No. 10,542,327

INTERACTIVE APPLICATION SERVER ON A SECOND SCREEN DEVICE

OPENTV, INC., San Franci...

1. A method comprising:collecting, at a first mobile device, first client data for a first version of an interactive application on the first mobile device configured to communicate with a main video rendering device, wherein the first client data comprises public first client data and private first client data;
based on one or more notifications that one or more additional mobile devices request to join a session for the interactive application, determining whether to grant the one or more additional mobile devices to join the session for the interactive application;
collecting second client data relating to a second client version of the interactive application on a second mobile device of the one or more additional mobile devices, wherein the second client data comprises public second client data and private second client data;
generating, by the first version of the interactive application at the first mobile device, main displayable content for the first version of the interactive application on the first mobile device and for the second mobile device based in part on a correlation between the first client data and the second client data and additional data comprising a common panel including at least a portion of one of the public first client data and the public second client data, wherein the public first client data is different from the public second client data;
based on determining that a combination of the first mobile device, the second mobile device, and the one or more additional mobile devices reaches a threshold number of mobile devices, executing the session of the interactive application; and
transmitting, by the first mobile device, the main displayable content for the session of the interactive application to the main video rendering device for displaying the main displayable content without the interactive application being loaded at the main video rendering device.

US Pat. No. 10,542,325

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR HAPTIC DATA ENCODING AND STREAMING USING A MULTIPLEXED DATA STREAM

Immersion Corporation, S...

1. A method comprising:receiving digital content data including at least one of audio data and video data;
generating haptic data using at least some of the digital content data;
encoding the haptic data to create a plurality of haptic data streams encoded for transmission over a communication network, wherein each of the plurality of haptic data streams has a corresponding density factor and is encoded at a different bit rate according to the corresponding density factor;
selecting one of the plurality of haptic data streams as a selected haptic data stream;
multiplexing by a multiplexer the selected haptic data stream with the digital content data to create a multiplexed data stream; and
sending the multiplexed data stream over the communication network.

US Pat. No. 10,542,322

PROVIDING A PROGRAM LISTING

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method for providing displays of media content consumed by a plurality of social contacts of a user, the method comprising:receiving, using a hardware processor, content identifier data representing media content items indicated as being consumed by the plurality of social contacts associated with a user, wherein each of the content identifier data was automatically generated in response one of the plurality of social contacts consuming at least a portion of one of the media content items;
receiving, from a plurality of sharing applications that are each associated with one of the plurality of social contacts, an indication to share consumption of one or more of the plurality of media content items with a user account of the user; and
providing, using the hardware processor, display data in a multi-pane display, wherein the multi-pane display presents, in a first pane, a plurality of media content items which have each been shared with the user by one or more of the plurality of social contacts using the plurality of sharing applications, wherein each of the plurality of media content items corresponds to one of the media content items in the content identifier data.

US Pat. No. 10,542,314

MEDIA CONTENT DELIVERY WITH CUSTOMIZATION

1. A method, comprising:obtaining, by a processing system including a processor, content for presentation to a plurality of audience members;
generating, by the processing system, a plurality of versions of the content;
storing, by the processing system, the plurality of versions in a library accessible to the processing system resulting in a stored plurality of versions;
configuring, by the processing system, a presentation of the content at a presentation device, wherein the configuring is performed in accordance with capabilities of the presentation device;
detecting, by the processing system, characteristics of the plurality of audience members for the presentation;
responsive to a determination that an appropriate version is not available in the library for presentation to at least one of the audience members according to the detecting of the characteristics, generating, by the processing system, a customized version of the content for presentation to the at least one of the audience members;
simultaneously presenting, by the processing system, a set of versions of the content to the respective audience members, the set of versions including the customized version and at least one of the stored plurality of versions, each of the audience members accordingly experiencing a presentation version, the presentation version for at least one of the audience members comprising a content segment generated by equipment of another audience member and inserted into one of the stored plurality of versions, the content segment including an identifier of the at least one of the audience members;
receiving, by the processing system, reaction data regarding real-time reactions of each of the audience members regarding the presentation version, the reaction data comprising signals from equipment of the audience members, images of the audience members captured by the presentation device, or a combination thereof;
providing, by the processing system, an alternate presentation version based on the reaction data of an audience member; and
presenting, by the processing system, the alternate presentation version to the audience member.

US Pat. No. 10,542,260

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR VIDEO CODING

Tencent America LLC, Pal...

1. A method for video decoding in a decoder, comprising:receiving encoding information of a block associated with a picture in a coded video bitstream;
determining whether the block includes a valid region in the picture and an invalid region outside a boundary of the picture based on the encoding information; and
reconstructing at least one sample in the valid region of the block when the block is determined to include the valid region in the picture and the invalid region outside the boundary of the picture.

US Pat. No. 10,542,237

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING COMMUNICATIONS AMONGST MULTIPLE USERS

Shindig, Inc., New York,...

1. A method for dynamically categorizing a plurality of users in a multi-user event who are each utilizing one of a plurality of user devices, the method comprising:Receiving, at each user device, a plurality of media streams, each of the plurality of media streams corresponding to a respective one of the plurality of users;
Assessing, at each user device, the plurality of media streams;
Categorizing, at each user device, the plurality of users into a plurality of groups based on the assessment;
reporting, from each user device, categorized information to a server or a presenter of the multi-user event; and
facilitating, at each user device, communications between the presenter and at least one of the plurality of groups.

US Pat. No. 10,542,229

SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE, SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD THEREFOR, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS FOR ENABLING SENSITIVITY CORRECTION

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An imaging device comprising:a pixel array including first and second pixel units,
each of the first and second pixel units including:
a photoelectric region having first and second pixels that respectively include first and second N-type semiconductor regions divided by a P-type semiconductor region;
a microlens disposed on a light incident side of the photoelectric region; and
a color filter disposed between the photoelectric region and the microlens,
wherein the pixel array includes a light shielding material disposed adjacent to a boundary between the color filter of the first pixel unit and the color filter of the second pixel unit in a cross-section view,
wherein the first and second N-type semiconductor regions of the first and second pixels in each pixel unit are configured to generate first and second image signals corresponding to incident light,
wherein the first and second image signals generated by the first and second N-type semiconductor regions in each pixel unit are corrected based on a first and second correction coefficient, and wherein the first correction coefficient is calculated by a ratio between a pixel average value for the first pixel unit and the first image signal and the second correction coefficient is calculated based on a ratio between a pixel average for the second pixel unit and the second image signal.

US Pat. No. 10,542,144

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING VOICE RECOGNITION CONTROL AND OPERATING METHOD THEREFOR

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a display;
a microphone; and
a processor,
wherein the processor is configured to:
control to obtain content comprising at least one object, wherein the content includes a standardized document in at least one of a Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), an Extensible Markup Language (XML), or a GUI toolkit;
identify a non-text object among the at least one object within the content based on the standardized document included within the content;
assign an instruction text to the identified non-text object among the at least one object;
configure a content page for the instruction text to be located in a position corresponding to the non-text object;
control to display the configured content page including the non-text object and the instruction text on the display;
select the non-text object corresponding to the instruction text when a voice command corresponding to the instruction text is input;
recognize a voice from an audio signal from the microphone;
identify whether a text corresponding to the recognized voice is related to the at least one object in the content page; and
select the related object when the text is related to the at least one object.

US Pat. No. 10,542,102

SERVER DEVICE

GungHo Online Entertainme...

1. A server device comprising:a communication device configured to receive, from a terminal device, position information indicating a real world position of the terminal device, the terminal device being held by a first user, a first application being executed in the terminal device;
a memory configured to store non-transitory computer-readable instructions and a plurality of items corresponding to predetermined locations in the real world; and
a processor configured to execute the non-transitory computer-readable instructions so as to:
cause the communication device to receive the position information of the terminal device in the real world;
determine one or more selectable items among the plurality of items based on the position information, the one or more selectable items being located within a predetermined distance from the terminal device in the real world;
cause the terminal device to select one or more selected items among the one or more selectable items;
receive the one or more selected items from the terminal device via the communication device;
determine privilege information based on the one or more selected items; and
send the privilege information to the terminal device via the communication device,
wherein the privilege information is usable in a second application different from the first application, and the second application is executable in the terminal device by the first user,
the predetermined locations corresponding to the plurality of items are different from user locations corresponding to other users in the real world,
wherein the second application is a game application that includes one or more stages and advances a game by clearing a prescribed mission arranged in correspondence with each stage of the one or more stages,
the terminal device is configured to use the privilege information so that a stage game on a specific stage of the one or more stages is executable in the terminal device by the first user,
wherein the specific stage is executed only in a first predetermined period, and
the terminal device is configured to execute the specific stage at a time outside the first predetermined period by using the privilege information.

US Pat. No. 10,542,030

METHOD FOR ENFORCING ENDPOINT HEALTH STANDARDS

Duo Security, Inc., Ann ...

1. A method of securing a network from one or more vulnerabilities endpoints, the method comprising:implementing, by an administrator of a network, a login web application that collects authentication credentials for accessing the network by an agent-less endpoint device;
implementing, by a security service provider distinct from the administrator of the network, a remote server for securing the network, the remote server of the security service provider hosts an interrogating inline frame that automatically integrates with the login web application of the administrator of the network based on an access attempt to the network by the agent-less endpoint device,
wherein the automatic integration of the interrogating inline frame with the login web application occurs without requiring backend service integration of the interrogating inline frame with the login web application of the administrator;
implementing the interrogating inline frame that is operably integrated within the login web application that enables access to the network with successful login credentials from a user, wherein the interrogating inline frame comprises (i) a first inline frame that collects endpoint health data and that is integrated together with (ii) a second inline frame that enables a multi-factor authentication to the network, wherein implementing the interrogating inline frame includes:
(a) collecting with the second inline frame multifactor authentication data distinct from the login credentials from the user of the endpoint user device,
(b) simultaneously, with the collection using the second inline frame, collecting with the first inline frame (b-i) a first set of data and (b-ii) a second set of data distinct from the login credentials, wherein the first set of data relates to web browser identification data of the web browser operated by the endpoint user device and the second set of data relates to endpoint device data relating to one or more attributes of an agent-less endpoint user device attempting to access the network;
interrogating by the interrogating inline frame the agent-less endpoint user device that is operating the web browser;
collecting by the interrogating inline frame responses to the interrogation, wherein the responses comprises the second set of data that includes the endpoint device data of the agent-less endpoint user device;
generating an endpoint security assessment of the agent-less endpoint user device and the web browser based on an evaluation of the collected web browser identification data and the collected endpoint device data against one or more predetermined endpoint health requirements of the network;
enabling the agent-less endpoint user device to successfully login to the network when the endpoint security assessment of the agent-less endpoint user device and the web browser satisfy the one or more predetermined endpoint health requirements of the network,
or
disabling the agent-less endpoint user device from accessing the network when the endpoint security assessment of the agent-less endpoint user device and the web browser do not satisfy the one or more predetermined endpoint health requirements of the network.

US Pat. No. 10,541,944

HIGH INTEGRITY AFDX SWITCHES

ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC., ...

1. An avionics full-duplex switched Ethernet (AFDX) switch comprising:a switch management module to monitor a state of the AFDX switch;
a switching module to perform switching functions on data processed by the AFDX switch;
an integrity monitoring module configured to operate independently of the switching module; and
a processing circuitry configured to cause the integrity monitoring module to:
assign a timestamp to a data frame, the timestamp indicative of a time of receipt of the data frame at an input port of the AFDX switch;
responsive to the switching module receiving and processing the data frame, determine a time delay of the data frame based on the timestamp, the time delay including a processing time of the data frame by the switching module;
compare the time delay to a threshold value; and
responsive to determining that the time delay exceeds the threshold value, provide a failure notification to the switch management module.

US Pat. No. 10,541,943

CUT-THROUGH BRIDGE ERROR ISOLATION

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A system comprising:a cut-through bridge comprising a plurality of stages within a controller for communication packet transmission to transfer data and one or more control signals successively between the stages;
a control signal interceptor within the controller, the control signal interceptor operable to:
intercept the one or more control signals between a first stage and a second stage of the cut-through bridge;
generate a forced valid control signal for each of the one or more control signals regardless of an error condition of the one or more control signals;
output the forced valid control signal for each of the one or more control signals to the second stage of the cut-through bridge; and
propagate the forced valid control signal for each of the one or more control signals through one or more successive stages of the cut-through bridge to an end stage to prevent an invalid state at the end stage; and
an error monitor between the first stage and the second stage of the cut-through bridge, the error monitor operable to detect the error condition of the one or more control signals, logically-OR the error condition with an existing error signal as an augmented error signal, and output the augmented error signal.

US Pat. No. 10,541,934

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FRAME BUFFERING AND ARBITRATION IN A NETWORK

XILINX, INC ., San Jose,...

1. A network device, comprising:a plurality of ports, wherein each port includes an ingress port and an egress port; and
an arbitration circuit including a plurality of per-egress port arbiters corresponding to the plurality of egress ports respectively,
wherein each per-egress port arbiter is configured to perform a priority-based arbitration including:
receiving a first frame and a second frame from one or more of the plurality of ingress ports;
comparing a priority of the first frame and a priority of the second frame to generate a first comparison result;
in response to the first comparison result, generating first forwarding data based on the first and second frames;
wherein an internal endpoint egress port arbiter of the plurality of per-egress port arbiters corresponds to an internal endpoint egress port connecting to an internal endpoint through an internal bus of the network device, and
wherein a network egress port arbiter of the plurality of per-egress port arbiters corresponds to a network egress port connecting to an external network through a network interface;
wherein in response to a determination that a selected per-egress port arbiter is the network egress port arbiter, the selected per-egress port arbiter is configured to perform arbitration based on a per frame basis;
wherein in response to a determination that a selected per-egress port arbiter is the internal endpoint egress port arbiter, the selected per-egress port arbiter is configured to perform arbitration different from the arbitration based on a per frame basis; and
wherein the arbitration circuit is configured to send, to an output of the arbitration circuit, the first forwarding data.

US Pat. No. 10,541,921

SUPPORTING ACCESS CONTROL LIST RULES THAT APPLY TO TCP SEGMENTS BELONGING TO ‘ESTABLISHED’ CONNECTION

International Business Ma...

1. A method, comprising:receiving a network frame;
determining one or more set Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) flags of the received network frame; and
upon determining that the one or more set TCP flags match a first entry in a numeric range table, updating bits of a search key that correspond to the first entry, wherein the search key accesses a second entry stored in a Ternary Content Addressable Memory (TCAM), and wherein the first entry further comprises (i) an encode field to scan a TCP header of the network frame for set TCP flags, (ii) a first mask field to a condition corresponding to unset TCP flags to identify in the network frame, (iii) a second mask field to a condition corresponding to set TCP flags to identify in the network frame, and (iv) an operation field specifying a disjunction operation for comparing the one or more set TCP flags in the network frame with the first mask field and the second mask field.

US Pat. No. 10,541,905

AUTOMATIC OPTIMAL ROUTE REFLECTOR ROOT ADDRESS ASSIGNMENT TO ROUTE REFLECTOR CLIENTS AND FAST FAILOVER IN A NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:determining, in a cloud-based route reflector, whether a first root node is a leaf node in a spanning tree computed for a second root node;
determining route metric differences associated with a spanning tree computed for the first root node and the spanning tree of the second root node; and
populating a delta database with the route metric differences, wherein the second root node is a backup of the first root node according to a failover policy group assigned to a plurality of client nodes in an autonomous system.

US Pat. No. 10,541,885

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NEGOTIATING CONTROL OF A SHARED AUDIO OR VISUAL RESOURCE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method, comprising:maintaining information regarding control of at least one shared resource, wherein:
the at least one shared resource includes a resource that is shared by a plurality of devices comprising a mobile computing device and one or more other computing devices or systems; and
the information regarding control of the at least one shared resource comprises one or more transition conditions that indicate one or more conditions under which the at least one shared resource is allowed to experience a transfer of control such that only the device of the plurality of devices to which control has been transferred can control the at least one shared resource;
determining new state information regarding control of the at least one shared resource, wherein the determining the new state information is based at least in part on the one or more transition conditions; and
communicating the new state information to one or more of:
the mobile computing device;
at least one of the one or more other computing devices or systems; or
a controller interface of the at least one shared resource.

US Pat. No. 10,541,880

CONTROL OF DATA REPORTING FOR A DATA ANALYTICS SERVICE USING AN ACTIVE LEARNING FRAMEWORK

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

12. A method of using active learning to regulate data traffic, the method comprising:building, at a global monitor, a global model for a data analytics service that maps elements to values using an iterative process, wherein the global monitor communicates with a plurality of sensors over a wide area network;
for at least one iteration of the iterative process, the method comprises:
generating, at the global monitor, a query for data from the sensors;
selecting, at the global monitor, at least one candidate element from the elements in the global model based on a contribution of the at least one candidate element to improving the global model and based on an impact on the wide area network caused by the sensors reporting the data targeted to the at least one candidate element in the global model;
generating, at the global monitor, a global policy specifying that the data requested from the sensors is limited to the data targeted to the at least one candidate element in the global model;
sending the query indicating the global policy from the global monitor to the sensors;
receiving the data targeted to the at least one candidate element in the global model in the global monitor from the sensors according to the global policy; and
adjusting, at the global monitor, the global model based on the data targeted to the at least one candidate element in the global model.

US Pat. No. 10,541,863

PROVISIONING HYBRID SERVICES

Mitel Networks, Inc., , D...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:in response to enabling a connection management service (CMS) of a multi-tenant hosted system for a premise-based system, storing premise and user configuration data associated with the premise-based system in a hosted configuration database of the hosted system, the premise-based system and the hosted system defining a hybrid communication system;
provisioning the CMS in response to a user input to specify users and resource parameters for a premise trunk group of the premise-based system to connect with a hosted trunk group of the hosted system, CMS provisioning data being stored in the hosted configuration database;
in response to provisioning the CMS,
provisioning a session border controller to control at least one connection between the premise trunk group and the hosted trunk group based on the CMS provisioning data;
updating the hosted configuration database to configure the hosted trunk group based on the CMS provisioning data; and
storing premise configuration data for the premise trunk group based on the CMS provisioning data,wherein prior to enabling the CMS, the method further comprises establishing a premise synchronization link for authenticated communication between a premise configuration manager of the premise-based system and a hosted configuration manager of the hosted system.

US Pat. No. 10,541,859

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REGISTERING COMPUTER SERVER EVENT NOTIFICATIONS

Worldpay, LLC, Symmes To...

1. A method of secure transmission of computer server event notifications, the method comprising:publishing application programming interfaces (APIs) for secure transmission of computer server event notifications over a computer network, the APIs corresponding to APIs published by a service gateway;
obtaining a new computer server event to report;
determining a subscribed partner system subscribed to the new computer server event;
generating a token payload based on a header string and a payload string associated with the new computer server event to report;
generating a token signature based on the token payload and a shared key associated with the subscribed partner system;
generating a notification payload based on the header string, the payload string, and the token signature; and
transmitting the notification payload to the subscribed partner system over the computer network by way of the APIs published by the service gateway.

US Pat. No. 10,541,838

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CHANNEL ESTIMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for operating a reception device in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:determining a channel impulse response (CIR) for channel tap indexes based on a cell-specific reference signal (CRS) or a sounding reference signal (SRS);
identifying significant channel tap indexes of channel tap values among the channel tap indexes, wherein the channel tap values are greater than a threshold among a plurality of channel tap values of the CIR;
determining an effective CIR for the significant channel tap indexes based on a demodulation reference signal (DMRS); and
obtaining an effective channel frequency response (CFR) by applying a Fourier transform to the effective CIR.

US Pat. No. 10,541,822

EXPECTED GROUP CHAT SEGMENT DURATION

International Business Ma...

1. A processor-implemented method for calculating a group chat segment duration, the method comprising:capturing, by a processor, a plurality of group chat messages from a chat message repository;
determining a probability distribution based on analyzing the captured group chat messages over a time vector;
calculating a time parameter based on the determined probability distribution;
calculating a content parameter based on one or more relevant chat topics;
calculating an attendee parameter based on a plurality of attendees and one or more attendee associations; and
determining a chat duration prediction based on the calculated time parameter, the calculated content parameter, and the calculated attendee parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,541,799

RESOURCE CONFIGURATION METHOD AND APPARATUS OF REFERENCE SIGNAL AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

9. A user equipment (UE) comprising:a receiver configured to receive one or more resource configurations of a first reference signal which is precoded with one or more beam weighting coefficients and one or more resource configurations of a second reference signal which is not precoded with one or more beam weighting coefficients or precoding of which is unknown to the UE, transmitted by a base station; and
a processor configured to execute instructions to detect the first reference signal upon reception of signaling for indicating to report a measurement result of the first reference signal after receiving the one or more resource configurations of the first reference signal, and to detect the second reference signal when the one or more resource configurations of the second reference signal is received.

US Pat. No. 10,541,792

PHYSICAL LAYER PROTOCOL DATA UNIT FORMAT IN A HIGH EFFICIENCY WIRELESS LAN

NEWRACOM, INC., Lake For...

1. A method for transmitting data to a plurality of Stations (STAs) by an Access Point (AP) in a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN), the method comprising:generating a High Efficiency-Long Training Field (HE-LTF) for the plurality of STAs; and
transmitting a Physical layer Protocol Data Unit (PPDU) frame to the plurality of STAs, the PPDU frame including the HE-LTF and a data field for the plurality of STAs,
wherein the data field includes a plurality of subchannels in a frequency domain,
wherein the plurality of subchannels are allocated to the plurality of STAs,
wherein a starting point of the HE-LTF is the same across the plurality of STAs and an end point of the HE-LTF is same across the plurality of STAs
wherein the HE-LTF includes one or more HE-LTF symbols,
wherein the number of the one or more HE-LTF symbols is equal to or greater than a number of spatial streams transmitted in a subchannel having a maximum number of spatial streams across the plurality of subchannels,
wherein when the number of spatial streams transmitted in the subchannel having the maximum number of spatial streams across the plurality of subchannels is one, the number of HE-LTF symbols is equal to one,
wherein when the number of spatial streams transmitted in the subchannel having the maximum number of spatial streams across the plurality of subchannels is an even number, the number of HE-LTF symbols is equal to the even number, and
wherein when the number of spatial streams transmitted in the subchannel having the maximum number of spatial streams across the plurality of subchannels is an odd number other than one, the number of HE-LTF symbols is equal to the odd number plus one.

US Pat. No. 10,541,781

RATE MATCHING USING LOW-DENSITY PARITY-CHECK CODES

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

20. An apparatus of an eNodeB operable to perform data transmissions using low density parity check (LDPC) codes, the apparatus comprising one or more processors and memory configured to:determine, at the eNodeB, soft buffer information (Nsoft) for a user equipment (UE);
determine, at the eNodeB, an amount of soft buffer available for at least one code block segment (Ncb) based on a soft buffer partition per HARQ process (NIR), a number of code block segments (C), a shift size value (z), and a total number of coded bits obtained when the code block segment is encoded using a mother code rate of an LDPC coding scheme (Kw); and
encode, at the eNodeB, the at least one code block segment based on the LDPC coding scheme to obtain encoded parity bits.

US Pat. No. 10,541,780

CODE BLOCK LEVEL ERROR CORRECTION AND MEDIA ACCESS CONTROL (MAC) LEVEL HYBRID AUTOMATIC REPEAT REQUESTS TO MITIGATE BURSTY PUNCTURING AND INTERFERENCE IN A MULTI-LAYER PROTOCOL WIRELESS SYSTEM

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method operational on a transmitting device of a wireless communication system, comprising:encoding data into one or more transport blocks, each transport block including a plurality of code blocks in which the data is encoded;
wirelessly transmitting the one or more transport blocks over a channel specific to a receiving device, wherein the code blocks within the transport blocks are transmitted without redundancy information or with a selected amount of redundancy information;
wirelessly receiving, from the receiving device using a code block acknowledgement reception controller, a positive acknowledgement of successfully decoded code blocks from the transmitted one or more transport blocks, wherein the positive acknowledgement is received despite one or more failed code blocks;
generating an error correction code over the code blocks within the one or more transport blocks using an expected puncturing rate-based error correction code generator, wherein the error correction code is configured based on an expected puncturing rate within the transmission of a new transport block; and
wirelessly transmitting the error correction code within the new transport block, the new transport block including at least one parity code block that provides redundancy to recover errors in the one or more failed code blocks.

US Pat. No. 10,541,612

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING AN ELECTRIC PUMP OF A HYDRAULIC BRAKING CIRCUIT

TRW Limited, Solihull, W...

1. A drive circuit for an electric motor of the type which forms part of a pump in a hydraulic braking circuit of a vehicle, the drive circuit comprising:an input node, an output node and a voltage and current regulating circuit which connects the input node and the output node and which varies voltage and current supplied to the output node from the input node in response to a modulation strategy,
the input node in use being connected to a battery supply of the vehicle and the output node connected to one side of the electric motor,
in which the voltage and current regulating circuit comprises a switch mode power supply circuit capable of providing at the output node a voltage that is either above or below a battery supply voltage at the input node,
in which the switch mode power supply comprises a buck-boost circuit which comprises a boost converter followed by a buck converter, with the buck converter and boost converter sharing common components,
in which the switch mode power supply circuit includes a PWM controller which is adapted to supply pulse width modulated control that controls the voltage and current supplied to the output node, and
in which the PWM controller provides PWM signals, in use, which cause the drive circuit to perform:
(a) during a first period of time following a start-up of the electric motor cause the drive circuit to maintain a voltage supplied to the electric motor at a boosted voltage which exceeds a voltage present at the input node for a second period of time that is within the first period of time; and
(b) after the first period of time has lapsed the PWM signals cause the drive circuit to provide a reduced voltage to the electric motor which is less than the voltage present at the input node.

US Pat. No. 10,541,501

APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING POWER FOR MULTIPLE TYPES OF PLUGS VIA A SINGLE RECEPTACLE

Vertiv Corporation, Colu...

1. A receptacle assembly, comprising:a receptacle, the receptacle including at least three electrical terminals contained within a receptacle housing, wherein the at least three electrical terminals of the receptacle are configured to connect with one plug of multiple types of plugs, the multiple types of plugs including a C14 plug and a C20 plug, the receptacle housing including a flange at a base of the receptacle housing to provide a more secure fit between the receptacle housing and one plug of multiple types of plugs, the multiple types of plugs including the C14 plug and the C20 plug.

US Pat. No. 10,541,490

HIGH-CURRENT ELECTRICAL TERMINAL

Aptiv Technologies Limite...

1. An electrical-terminal, comprising:a planar blade-shaped isolator formed of a dielectric material;
the planar blade-shaped isolator having a spine, a tip, and a web;
the web defining a slot extending in a lateral direction from and normal to the spine; and
a conductor formed of a single piece of electrically conductive-material, wherein the conductor includes a gap and a conductive stand-off located intermediate within a first-side and a second-side of the conductor;
wherein the conductive stand-off is disposed within the slot of the web such that the first-side and the second-side are in further electrical contact through the conductive stand-off;
wherein the spine extends along a longitudinal-axis and connects to the tip and the web.

US Pat. No. 10,540,709

PRESENTATION OF DIGITAL DATA

eBay Inc., San Jose, CA ...

1. A computer-implemented method of digital information presentation, the method comprising:displaying digital data on a page via a digital user interface; and
without navigating away from the page:
receiving a user-defined input selecting an item reference from among the digital data via the digital user interface;
receiving, based at least in part on the user-defined input selection, an activation of a menu, wherein the menu is displayed as part of an overlay area and includes an item information element to search for item information and a purchase information element to search for purchase information;
receiving a selection of the item information element;
sending a request to search for information relating to the item reference;
receiving listings associated with the information relating to the item reference;
prioritizing the listings associated with the information relating to the item reference based on user data describing one or more characteristics of a user;
presenting the prioritized listings as part of the overlay area via the digital user interface and according to respective priorities of the prioritized listings; and
receiving a purchase request to purchase an item from the prioritized listings via the digital user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,540,708

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF ELECTRONIC CLOSET RECOMMENDATION ENGINES AND DISPLAYS OF AN APPAREL SUBSCRIPTION APPLICATION

CAASTLE, INC., New York,...

1. A computer-implemented method for providing apparel subscription application, the method comprising:determining a status of a user as being a valid user of the apparel subscription application;
determining, based on the status of the user, a presence of apparel data in an electronic record corresponding to the user in a database associated with the apparel subscription application, the apparel data used for launching an assistant section of the apparel subscription application;
launching the assistant section in a user interface of the apparel subscription application executing on an electronic device of the user based on the presence of apparel data in the assistant section of the electronic record;
rendering, within the user interface, a plurality of graphical elements corresponding to a plurality of available selections, wherein the plurality of available selections comprise:
(1) a try-then-buy selection configured to cause a try-then-buy layout to be displayed;
(2) a below-closet-minimum selection configured to cause a below-closet-minimum layout to be displayed;
receiving, from the user via the user interface, a selection of at least one of the plurality of graphical elements;
based on the received user selection, performing at least one of the following:
displaying, via the user interface in response to the user selecting the try-then-by selection, a try-then-buy layout including instructions for the user to rent or purchase one or more articles based on discount information or reward information;
displaying, via the user interface in response to the user selecting the below-closet-minimum selection, the below-closet-minimum layout depicting eligibility of a shipment of the one or more articles to the user based on a comparison of a number of articles that the user plans to rent or purchase to a predetermined threshold;
updating the apparel data in the electronic record based on the one or more selections made by the user in relation to the try-then-buy layout or the below closet minimum layout; and
analyzing the updated apparel data to display one or more suggestions to the user in the assistant section of the user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,540,681

CORRELATING ONLINE AND OFFLINE CONVERSIONS WITH ONLINE CONVERSION IDENTIFIERS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A system to correlate network activity among different client devices, comprising:a data processing system having one or more processors to:
receive an online conversion identifier generated by a first client device of a first device type corresponding to a digital assistant, the online conversion identifier uniquely identifying an interaction between the first client device and a content item via a microphone input interface of the first client device, the content item associated with a content provider, the online conversion identifier including at least one of the first device type of the first client device, an application profile, a parameter of the interaction, and a time of the interaction;
transmit, to a second client device of a second device type different from the first device type of the first client device prior to a visit to a physical space associated with the content provider, the online conversion identifier uniquely identifying the interaction between the first client device and the content item via the microphone input interface of the first client device, the second client device and the first client device associated with a shared account login;
transmit, to an offline conversion identification unit disposed in the physical space associated with the content provider, the online conversion identifier uniquely identifying the interaction between the first client device and the content item via the microphone input interface of the first client device, to cause the offline conversion identification unit to:
obtain the online conversion identifier,
detect that the second client device is within a threshold distance of the offline conversion identification unit,
determine that the second client device stores the online conversion identifier that matches the online conversion identifier stored at the offline conversion identification unit, and
transmit, responsive to the determination, detection data indicating that the offline conversion identification unit detected that the online conversion identifier corresponds to the second client device;
receive, from the offline conversion identification unit, the detection data indicating that the offline conversion identification unit has detected, on the second client device, the online conversion identifier uniquely identifying the interaction between the first client device and the content item via the microphone input interface of the first client device; and
transmit the detection data to a content provider computing device associated with the content provider.

US Pat. No. 10,540,200

HIGH PERFORMANCE CONTEXT SWITCHING FOR VIRTUALIZED FPGA ACCELERATORS

Advanced Micro Devices, I...

1. A hardware context manager in a field programmable gate array (FPGA) device, comprising:configuration logic configured to program one or more programming regions in the FPGA device based on configuration data for implementing a target configuration of the one or more programming regions;
context management logic coupled with the configuration logic, wherein the context management logic is configured to:
save a first context corresponding to the target configuration by:
retrieving first state information from the set of one or more programming regions, wherein the first state information is generated based on the target configuration, and storing the retrieved first state information in a context memory, and
restore the first context by:
transferring the first state information from the context memory to the one or more programming regions, and
causing the configuration logic to program the one or more programming regions based on the configuration data; and
scheduling logic coupled with the configuration logic and the context management logic, wherein the scheduling logic is configured to control timing of saving the first context based on a sequence of tasks to be executed in the one or more programming regions.

US Pat. No. 10,539,939

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING CONSTANT AIR VOLUME OF ELECTRIC DEVICE ADAPTED TO EXHAUST OR SUPPLY AIR

ZHONGSHAN BROAD-OCEAN MOT...

1. A method for controlling a motor of an electric device, the method comprising:A) storing M constant air volume control functions Qi=F(ni) and M air volume points CFMi in a system controller of the electric device, wherein
the motor comprises a rotational shaft, a permanent magnet rotor assembly, a stator assembly, and a housing assembly; the stator assembly comprises a stator core and a coil winding wound on the stator core;
the system controller comprises a main control circuit board; the main control circuit board comprises a microprocessor, an inverter circuit, and an operation parameter detecting circuit;
the motor is a blower motor and is physically connected to the system controller;
the M constant air volume control functions Qi=F(ni) and the M air volume points CFMi are in one-to-one correspondence;
Qi represents an input power, a DC bus current, or a torque of the motor;
ni represents a rotational speed of the motor; and
i represents an integer ranging from 1 to M;
B) inputting a target air volume IN-CFM into the microprocessor;
C) starting the motor, activating the microprocessor to compare the M air volume points CFMi with the target air volume IN-CFM to determine two air volume points CFMj and CFMj-1 between which the target air volume IN-CFM falls, wherein j represents an integer ranging from 2 to M, and the two air volume points CFM and CFMj-1 correspond to two constant air volume control functions Qj=F(nj) and Qj-1=F(nj-1), respectively;
D) activating the microprocessor to obtain a constant air volume control function Q0=F(n0) corresponding to the target air volume IN-CFM via an interpolation calculation based on the two air volume points CFMj and CFMj-1 and the two constant air volume control functions Qj=F(nj) and Qj-1=F(nj-1); and
E) activating the system controller to adjust a real-time motor parameter Q0 and a real-time rotational speed n0 of the motor in accordance with a definition curve of the constant air volume control function Q0=F(n0), whereby controlling a real-time air volume of the electric device at the target air volume IN-CFM, wherein the motor parameter Q0 is a real-time input power, a real-time DC bus current, or a real-time torque of the motor;whereinthe electric device further comprises a wind wheel and a power supply;
the motor is connected to the wind wheel;
permanent magnets are mounted in the permanent magnet rotor assembly;
the permanent magnet rotor assembly and the stator assembly form magnetic coupling;
the operation parameter detecting circuit inputs real-time operation parameters into the microprocessor; and
an output terminal of the microprocessor controls the inverter circuit, and an output terminal of the inverter circuit is connected to the coil winding.

US Pat. No. 10,539,806

ENHANCED TRANSPARENT DISPLAY SCREEN FOR MOBILE DEVICE AND METHODS OF OPERATION

SK COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTIO...

1. A method for generating a simulated three-dimensional image on an electronic mobile device comprising: a plurality of associated transparent display screens; a plurality of associated lens selected from a predetermined set of associated cameras for generating perspective views of images; a 3D camera/cameras and/or 3D sensor for sensing images of objects in three dimensions; wherein the images are viewable using said electronic mobile devices; the method comprising the steps of:advertising and screen identification using a mobile transparent screen comprising: simulating a three-dimensional image view of a plurality of objects using a selectable number of transparent display screens associated with an electronic mobile device; said electronic mobile device comprising a plurality of camera lenses associated with said electronic mobile device by assigning a plurality of camera views to said selectable number of transparent display screens;
generating a plurality of parallax images associated with said selectable number of transparent display screens by adjusting color contrasts and image depth for simulating a three-dimensional perception of said plurality of objects;
generating a plurality of effects, such as bokeh depth effect on one layer and another bokeh depth effect on another layer on a mobile device with multiple layers of transparent display screens associated with said selectable number of transparent display screens; and
operating said electronic mobile device as a gaming device displaying gaming images with simulated three-dimensional perceptions, the method further comprising the steps of:associating a first predetermined one of said selectable number of transparent display screens for operating as a game background showing a back display layer associated with a gaming application; associating a second predetermined one of said selectable number of transparent display screens for operating as a top transparent display screen; andperceptibly moving predetermined objects associated with said gaming application from said game background to said top transparent display screen while generating a plurality of parallax images associated with said selectable number of transparent display screens by controllably adjusting color contrasts and image depth for simulating a three-dimensional perception of said predetermined objects.

US Pat. No. 10,538,363

CLOSURE UNIT CONSISTING OF COVER AND VESSEL, CLOSURE COVER AND CLOSING METHOD

SILGAN HOLDINGS INC., St...

1. A closure unit consisting of a glass or plastic container (50) with outer, circumferentially offset threaded elements (54, 55) on a container neck (52) of the container and a closure cover consisting of sheet metal, wherein the closure cover (1, 2) has on the inside of the cover an encircling plastics layer (30; 30h, 30v) which is arranged and also acts in a sealing and retaining manner; wherein the closure cover:is pressed onto the container neck (52) and can be opened by a twisting movement via the threaded elements (54, 55) and via a vertical portion (30v) of the plastics layer;
the container neck (52) has a horizontally-oriented end face (52a) on which a horizontal portion (30h) of the plastics layer rests in a pressurised sealing manner;
and the closure cover further comprises:
a central region (11) with an adjoining, circumferentially oriented transition zone (11a, 11b, 11c) and an axially downwardly projecting skirt portion (12) which leads into a roll-up region (21a, 21; 22);
wherein the plastics layer (30; 30h, 30v) is arranged such that it adheres to the transition zone (11a, 11b, 11c) and to the skirt portion (12) on the inside of the cover;
wherein an axial extent (h0) of the skirt portion (12) and a radial measurement (b52) of the horizontally oriented end face (52a) of the container neck (52) form a first ratio (v1) which is less than 3.00;
and an axial distance (h54) of axially upper ends of the circumferentially offset threaded elements from a horizontal plane (E52a) through the horizontally oriented end face of the container neck (52) of the container (50) is less than 2.0 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,538,276

STRADDLE-TYPE VEHICLE

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A straddle vehicle comprising:a vehicle body frame;
a power unit supported by the vehicle body frame;
a seat mounted at a position higher than the power unit;
a handle bar mounted at a position more forward than the seat;
a pair of front wheels spaced apart from each other in a vehicle width direction;
a pair of suspensions spaced apart from each other in the vehicle width direction and suspending the pair of front wheels on the vehicle frame; and
a vehicle body vibration control damper including end portions connected to a first attachment portion and a second attachment portion, respectively, provided on the vehicle body frame and that are spaced apart from each other in a vehicle front-back direction, the vehicle body vibration control damper extending in the vehicle front-back direction with at least a portion thereof located between the pair of suspensions;whereinthe pair of suspensions each includes a lower arm and an upper arm mounted in a front portion of the vehicle body frame; and
the vehicle body vibration control damper is mounted at a position vertically between where the lower arm is mounted and where the upper arm is mounted in the front portion of the vehicle body frame.

US Pat. No. 10,538,106

METHOD FOR COMPENSATING FOR DEFECTIVE PRINTING NOZZLES IN INKJET PRINTING

Heidelberger Druckmaschin...

1. A method for carrying out a printing operation on an inkjet printing machine while compensating for failed printing nozzles by using a computer, the method comprising the following steps:after a screening process in which a halftone image is created for an image to be printed, compensating for failed printing nozzles by increased ink application from adjacent printing nozzles, by:
precalculating at least one corrective halftone image for the adjacent printing nozzles by using the computer;
replacing the halftone image created in the screening process with the corrective halftone image in at least one column of the adjacent printing nozzles;
replacing at least two columns of the adjacent printing nozzles both left and right of the failed printing nozzle in the halftone image as viewed in a printing direction with at least two different precalculated corrective halftone images; and
carrying out the printing operation on the inkjet printing machine using the corrected halftone image.

US Pat. No. 10,537,448

BIO-MECHANICAL PROSTHETIC FINGER WITH H-SHAPED ROCKER

RCM Enterprise LLC, Olym...

1. A method of fitting a customized prosthetic finger having a proximal ring configured to anchor to a patient's residual finger, the proximal ring containing one or more shim-retainment apertures, comprising:inserting the residual finger into an interior of the proximal ring of the prosthetic finger;
assessing a tightness of the proximal ring about the residual finger;
selecting a first shim having a first thickness from a plurality of shims configured to line the interior of the proximal ring, each of the shims including one or more retaining grommets;
removing the prosthetic finger;
inserting the first shim into the interior of the proximal ring such that the retaining grommets protrude through the shim-retainment apertures, thereby retaining the first shim within the interior of the proximal ring; and
reinserting the residual finger.

US Pat. No. 10,537,070

PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF MYCELIAL COMPOSITE SURFACES IN A ROLL-TO-ROLL FORMAT

Ecovative Design LLC, Gr...

1. A method of producing a mycological composite material comprisingforming an inoculum of mycelial tissue;
inoculating a substrate of fibrous material with said inoculum;
rolling the inoculated substrate into a roll; and
thereafter incubating the rolled inoculated substrate for a time sufficient for the mycelial tissue to grow hyphae; said hyphae enmeshes with the substrate by extending around the fibers of the substrate to form a cohesive unified filamentous network;
the rolled inoculated substrate being flexible.
US Pat. No. 10,538,562

ENGINEERED OPSONIN FOR PATHOGEN DETECTION AND TREATMENT

PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF ...

1. A recombinant opsonin comprising an immunoglobulin Fc fused to a carbohydrate recognition domain (CRD) of a mannose-binding lectin (MBL), wherein the CRD comprises amino acid residues 31 to 148 of SEQ ID NO: 2, and wherein the recombinant opsonin does not comprise the cysteine rich N-terminal domain of the MBL and does not comprise the collagen-like segment of the MBL, wherein the recombinant opsonin is covalently attached to a solid substrate.
US Pat. No. 10,537,608

ADIPONECTIN PEPTIDOMIMETICS FOR TREATING OCULAR DISORDERS

ALLYSTA PHARMACEUTICALS, ...

1. A method for treating dry eye in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a composition comprising: an adiponectin peptidomimetic compound, Lifitegrast and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, to treat dry eye in the subject, wherein the adiponectin peptidomimetic compound is represented by Formula II: Xaai-Ile-Pro-Xaa2-Leu-Tyr-Xaa3-Phe-Ala-Xaa4-Xaa5 (SEQ ID NO:1), wherein Xaai is Asn or a non-natural amino acid, Xaa2 is Gly or a non-natural amino acid, Xaa3 is Tyr or a non-natural amino acid, Xaa4 is Tyr or a non-natural amino acid, and Xaa5 is no amino acid, ?-Ala or P-Ala-NH2, wherein the C-terminal amino acid is optionally amidated, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,542,627

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

HongQiSheng Precision Ele...

1. A method for making a flexible printed circuit board comprising:providing a flexible substrate, the flexible substrate comprising a base layer and a first copper foil layer and a second copper foil layer both formed on opposite surfaces of the base layer;
defining at least one connecting hole in the flexible substrate, each connecting hole penetrating the first copper foil layer and the base layer;
forming a conductive pattern layer on the flexible substrate through plating with copper, the conductive pattern layer comprising a conductive pole filled in the connecting hole and a pattern line formed on a surface of the first copper foil layer away from the base layer and a surface of the second copper foil layer away from the base layer, one end of each conductive pole being positioned on a surface of the second copper foil layer facing the base layer, and the conductive poles electrically connecting the first copper foil layer and a second copper foil layer, a diameter of the conductive pole being smaller than a diameter of the connecting hole; and
performing an etching treatment on the flexible substrate to remove regions where the first copper foil layer and a second copper foil layer are not covered with the conductive pattern layer to respectively form the first copper foil layer and the second copper foil layer into a first conductive pattern layer and a second conductive pattern layer.

US Pat. No. 10,542,612

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING POWER TO GAS DISCHARGE LAMP

LUMILEDS LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A device for providing an amount of power to a gas discharge lamp, the device comprising:a control circuit for controlling a supply circuit for supplying the power to the gas discharge lamp, the control circuit configured to:
from a cold start of the gas discharge lamp, supply a maximum current to the gas discharge lamp;
when the power to the gas discharge lamp reaches a maximum amount of power, supply a decreasing current to maintain the power to the gas discharge lamp at the maximum amount of power;
at a predefined time interval after the cold start of the gas discharge lamp, measure a non-steady state voltage value of a voltage signal across the gas discharge lamp;
calculate a boundary voltage value as a function of the measured, non-steady-state voltage value of the voltage signal; and
when the voltage signal reaches the boundary voltage value, supply an even more decreasing current to decrease the power to the gas discharge lamp.

US Pat. No. 10,542,492

METHOD FOR DRX IN UNLICENSED BAND, AND DEVICE USING SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

5. A device for performing discontinuous reception (DRX) in an unlicensed band, the device comprising:a transceiver configured to transmit and receive a radio signal; and
a processor coupled to the transceiver and configured to:
attempt to acquire a downlink synchronization during a synchronization period after transitioning from a sleep state to an active state;
when the downlink synchronization is not acquired during the synchronization period, receive downlink data in the unlicensed band assuming that a modulation order of the downlink data scheduled in the active state is less than or equal to a specific value; and
when the modulation order of the downlink data indicated by downlink control information is greater than the specific value, discard the reception of the downlink data,
wherein a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) to which a modulation order of 4 or higher is applied is not scheduled.

US Pat. No. 10,542,488

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING POWER CONSUMPTION AT A BASE STATION THROUGH DYNAMIC CONFIGURATION OF ANTENNA STRUCTURES

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method of controlling power consumption by a first base station, wherein the first base station provides service using a first antenna array comprising a plurality of first antenna structures, wherein each first antenna structure has an associated amplifier configured to be powered by an associated power supply, wherein the first base station is collocated with a second base station that provides service using a second antenna array comprising a plurality of second antenna structures, the method comprising:detecting by a computing system operation of both the first and second base stations in a low-usage state in which the first base station and second base station each provide a threshold low quantity of service, wherein the detecting occurs when each of the first antenna structures of the plurality of first antenna structures is in an enabled state in which the first antenna structure's associated amplifier is at least ready to amplify; and
responsive to the detecting, reconfiguring by the computing system a proper subset of the first antenna structures from the enabled state to a disabled state in which the amplifier associated with each first antenna structure of the proper subset is not ready to amplify, while keeping a remainder of the first antenna structures in the enabled state, wherein each first antenna structure's amplifier draws less power from the amplifier's associated power supply when the first antenna structure is in the disabled state than when the first antenna structure is in the enabled state,
wherein reconfiguring the proper subset of the first antenna structures from the enabled state to the disabled state helps reduce overall power consumption by the first base station during the low-usage state, and keeping the remainder of the first antenna structures in the enabled state permits the first base station to continue providing service during the low-usage state, and
wherein the first base station is configured to provide service on a first frequency band and not on a second frequency band, and wherein the second base station is configured to provide service on the second frequency band and not on the first frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,542,319

END-OF-SHOW CONTENT DISPLAY TRIGGER

OPENTV, INC., San Franci...

1. A method comprising:identifying an end-of-show period for a piece of first digital content, the end-of-show period corresponding to a portion at an end of the piece of first digital content during which to present one or more recommendations of second digital content, the identifying the end-of-show period comprising:
identifying one or more first attributes of the piece of first digital content, the one or more first attributes including a length of the piece of first digital content or a content type for the piece of first digital content;
identifying, from a data store, data for further digital content having one or more second attributes that are similar to the one or more first attributes of the piece of first digital content; and
using the data from the data store, determining a beginning of the end-of-show period for the piece of first digital content;
upon determining that the playback of the piece of first digital content has reached the end-of-show period, initiating, by a hardware processor, a monitoring process to check for receipt of a signal indicating that a remote control device has been moved from a first location to a second location by the user; and
causing presentation of the one or more recommendations of the second digital content in response to the receipt, during the end-of-show period, of the signal indicating that the remote control device has been moved from the first location to the second location by the user.

US Pat. No. 10,542,315

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTENT ADAPTATION BASED ON AUDIENCE MONITORING

1. A method, comprising:transmitting, by a system including a processor, a first content at a first bandwidth to a first media processor and a second content at a second bandwidth to a second media processor, wherein a first total bandwidth comprises the first bandwidth and the second bandwidth;
determining, by the system, a content context of a first segment of the first content being presented at a first display to an audience;
determining, by the system, an expected audience reaction according to the content context of the first segment, wherein the expected audience reaction comprises an expected volume and an expected audio reaction context;
obtaining, by the system, sensor data captured from a sensor device in proximity to the audience, the sensor data indicative of a sensed audience reaction to the first segment of the first content, wherein the sensed audience reaction comprises a sensed volume and a sensed audio reaction context;
comparing, by the system, the sensed volume and the sensed audio reaction context with the expected volume and the expected audio reaction context to determine a level of interest in the first segment;
determining, by the system, that the level of interest is above a threshold;
identifying, by the system, a first genre of the first segment of the first content;
determining, by the system, a target advertisement according to the level of interest and the first genre of the first segment, wherein the target advertisement is associated with the first genre; and
adjusting, by the system, a second segment of the first content according to a determination that the level of interest is above the threshold to generate an adjusted second segment displayable at the first display, and wherein the adjusting of the second segment of the first content comprises increasing a resolution of the second segment being presented by the first media processor at the first display in conjunction with a replacement of the second content being presented by the second media processor at a second display with third content at another resolution that is decreased relative to an original resolution of the second content,
wherein a third genre of the third content is different from a second genre of the second content,
wherein the adjusting of the second segment of the first content comprises presenting the target advertisement,
wherein the increasing of the resolution of the second segment of the first content results in an adjusted first bandwidth,
wherein decreasing of the other resolution of the second content results in an adjusted second bandwidth,
wherein a second total bandwidth comprises the first adjusted bandwidth and the second adjusted bandwidth,
wherein the increasing of the resolution of the second segment of the first content resulting in the adjusted first bandwidth is offset by the decreasing of the other resolution of the second content resulting in the adjusted second bandwidth to maintain the first total bandwidth and the second total bandwidth equal.

US Pat. No. 10,542,311

DISPLAY DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR DISPLAYING DETAILED INFORMATION OF A SPECIFIC AREA

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for controlling a display device, the method comprising:displaying a content on a main screen of the display device;
entering an enlargement mode in accordance with an input for requesting the enlargement mode, which is received from a remote controller;
receiving an input for selecting a specific area from an entire area, which is displayed on the main screen, from the remote controller;
enlarging the selected specific area at a predetermined magnification in accordance with the received selection input;
displaying the enlarged specific area on the main screen;
displaying first detailed information of the enlarged specific area differently according to the predetermined magnification on a first part of a PIP screen within the main screen;
in response to receiving an input for selecting the first detailed information from the remote controller, displaying the first detailed information on the main screen; and
displaying second detailed information on the first part of the PIP screen;
display third detailed information on a second part of the PIP screen, and
display fourth detailed information on a third part of the PIP screen,
wherein the second, third and fourth detailed information are related to the first detailed information and provide increasingly more detailed information than the first detailed information, and
wherein the content includes video.

US Pat. No. 10,542,292

CODING OF A SPATIAL SAMPLING OF A TWO-DIMENSIONAL INFORMATION SIGNAL USING SUB-DIVISION

GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium for storing data associated with a video, comprising:a data stream stored in the non-transitory computer-readable medium, the data stream comprising encoded information associated with an array of information samples representing a spatially sampled portion of the video, the encoded information including information related to first and second maximum region sizes, first and second subdivision information, and a maximum hierarchy level, wherein the first maximum region size and the first subdivision information are associated with prediction coding and the second maximum region size and the second subdivision information are associated with transform coding, the encoded information is coded into the data stream by operations including:
dividing the array of information samples representing a spatially sampled portion of video information into a first set of root regions based on the first maximum region size;
sub-dividing at least some of the first set of root regions into a first set of sub-regions using recursive multi-tree partitioning based on the first subdivision information;
determining whether a size of at least one of the first set of sub-regions exceeds the second maximum region size;
responsive to a determination that the size of at least one of the first set of sub-regions does exceed the second maximum region size, dividing the at least one of the first set of sub-regions into a second set of root regions of the second maximum region size;
determining, for each of the second set of root regions of the second maximum region size, whether the respective root region of the second set of root regions is to be sub-divided;
responsive to a determination that the respective root region of the second set of root regions is to be sub-divided, sub-dividing the respective root region of the second set of root regions into a second set of sub-regions using recursive multi-tree partitioning based on the second subdivision information and the maximum hierarchy level;
generating the encoded information based on the first and second maximum region sizes, first and second subdivision information, and the maximum hierarchy level; and
inserting the encoded information into the data stream.

US Pat. No. 10,542,290

IMAGE DECODING METHOD AND IMAGE DECODING APPARATUS FOR SAMPLE ADAPTIVE OFFSET INFORMATION

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. An image coding apparatus for sample adaptive offset (SAO) information comprising:a processor; and
a non-transitory memory having stored thereon a program, which causes the processor to execute operations including:
performing coding to code (i) first information indicating whether or not to use, in the SAO processing for a first block of an image, information on the SAO processing for a second block which is different from the first block, (ii) a first bit of second information indicating whether or not to perform the SAO processing for the first block, and (iii) a second bit of the second information indicating whether the SAO processing for the first block is (a) edge offset processing performed according to an edge or (b) band offset processing performed according to a pixel value,
wherein the first information and the second information are included in SAO information related to the SAO processing for the first block,
wherein the performing coding includes switching, while coding the SAO information related to the SAO processing for the first block, between (i) context arithmetic coding using variable probabilities and (ii) bypass arithmetic coding using a fixed probability,
wherein (i) the first information and the first bit of the second information are coded by the context arithmetic coding and (ii) after the first information and the first bit of the second information are coded by the context arithmetic coding, the second bit of the second information is coded by the bypass arithmetic coding,
wherein the first bit of the second information is coded by the context arithmetic coding after the first information is coded by the context arithmetic coding,
wherein the performing coding includes coding other information, the other information is (i) information on the SAO processing for the first block, (ii) different from the first information and the second information, and (iii) coded by the bypass arithmetic coding, the other information including third information indicating an absolute value of an offset value, and
wherein when the SAO processing for the first block is the band offset processing, the other information includes (i) fourth information indicating whether the offset value is positive or negative and (ii) fifth information indicating a scope of application of the offset value.

US Pat. No. 10,542,281

IMAGE ENCODING METHOD AND IMAGE DECODING METHOD

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. An image decoding apparatus comprising:processing circuitry configured to:
select available blocks from already-decoded blocks including a first already-decoded block and a second already-decoded block, the first already-decoded block and the second already-decoded block being adjacent to a decoding target block;
decode a first index from input encoded data, the first index indicating whether or not a skip mode is selected to generate encoded data of the decoding target block;
decode, if the first index indicates that the skip mode is not selected, a second index from the input encoded data, the second index indicating which one of a first mode or a second mode is selected to generate the encoded data of the decoding target block, the first mode and the second mode being different from the skip mode;
decode, if the second index indicates that the first mode is selected, a third index from the input encoded data, the third index specifying a single block in the available blocks;
select a single block from the available blocks in accordance with the third index; and
generate a predicted image of the decoding target block based on motion information corresponding to the selected single block,
wherein the selecting the available blocks comprises (1) determining both of the first already-decoded block and the second already-decoded block as the available blocks if the motion information corresponding to the first already-decoded block is not identical to the motion information corresponding to the second already-decoded block, and (2) determining only one of the first already-decoded block and the second already-decoded block as the available block if the motion information corresponding to the first already-decoded block is identical to the motion information corresponding to the second already-decoded block.

US Pat. No. 10,542,271

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAJOR COLOR INDEX MAP CODING

HFI Innovation Inc., Zhu...

1. A method of coding a block of video data using palette coding in a video coding system, the method comprising:receiving input data associated with a current block;
determining whether at least one coding unit (CU) is major color coded;
when the at least one CU is major color coded, determining whether transposing a color index map for palette coding is selected via a flag for the at least one major color coded CU, wherein the flag indicates whether transposing the color index map is enabled or disabled;
responsive to selecting transposing the color index map, encoding or decoding color indices of the current block according to a transposed palette or a transposed triplet palette;
responsive to not selecting transposing the color index map, encoding or decoding the color indices of the current block according to an original palette or an original triplet palette,
wherein said encoding or decoding the color indices of the current block according to the transposed palette or the transposed triplet palette comprises encoding the color indices of the transposed current block according to the original palette or the original triplet palette, or decoding/processing the color indices of the current block according to the original palette or the original triplet palette to generate the transposed current block,
wherein the current block is transposed by swapping an x-index with a y-index of the color indices of the current block such that the color index map is flipped from a lower left corner to an upper right corner to cause a transposed current block, wherein flipping the color index map from the lower left corner to the upper right corner causes a set of first color indices on a top row of the current block to be transposed to a left column of the transposed current block.

US Pat. No. 10,542,257

ENCODERS, DECODERS AND METHODS EMPLOYING QUANTIZATION

Gurulogic Microsystems Oy...

1. A method of encoding input data to generate corresponding encoded data, via an encoder, wherein the input data includes a plurality of data portions, wherein a data portion refers to a data block, characterized in that the method includes:(a) setting one or more values of a quality parameter for the plurality of data portions in a portion-specific manner, such that a given data portion has a corresponding given value of the quality parameter;
(b) analysing the plurality of data portions and selecting at least one encoding method and at least two different quantization strengths to be employed for encoding the plurality of data portions, wherein, for a given data portion, a corresponding given encoding method and a corresponding given quantization strength are selected to be employed for encoding the given data portion, the corresponding given encoding method and the corresponding given quantization strength being selected based upon a given value of the quality parameter set for the given data portion at (a);
(c) encoding, by employing at least one encoding method and at least two different quantization strengths selected at (b), the plurality of data portions to generate corresponding encoded data portions, wherein at least two data portions from amongst the plurality of data portions are encoded by employing a same encoding method from amongst the at least one encoding method selected at (b), whilst employing different quantization strengths, for a same value of the quality parameter that has been set for the at least two data portions at (a);
(d) aggregating the encoded data portions to generate the encoded data; and
(e) assembling information indicative of the at least two quantization strengths and information indicative of the one or more values of the quality parameter into the encoded data.

US Pat. No. 10,542,253

METHOD OF VIDEO CODING USING PREDICTION BASED ON INTRA PICTURE BLOCK COPY

HFI Innovation Inc., Zhu...

1. A method of signaling of coding mode including an IntraBC mode (Intra-block copy mode) for a picture, wherein the picture is divided into multiple coding units (CU), the method comprising:receiving input data associated with a current coding unit in a current picture, wherein the current coding unit is coded using a prediction mode selected from a prediction mode group comprising a Skip mode, an Inter mode, the IntraBC mode and an Intra mode;
if the Skip mode is selected for the current coding unit:
encoding or decoding the Skip mode using a first binary codeword with 1 bit; and
encoding or decoding the current coding unit without any residue information and motion information;
if the Inter mode is selected for the current coding unit:
encoding or decoding the Inter mode using a second binary codeword with 2 bits; and
encoding or decoding the current coding unit using temporal prediction;
if the IntraBC mode is selected for the current coding unit:
encoding or decoding the IntraBC mode using a third binary codeword with 3 bits; and
encoding or decoding the current coding unit using Intra motion compensated prediction based on reconstructed pixels of the current picture; and
if the Intra mode is selected for the current coding unit:
encoding or decoding the Intra mode using a fourth binary codeword with 3 bits; and
encoding or decoding the current coding unit using spatial prediction.

US Pat. No. 10,542,251

VIDEO CODING SYSTEM WITH LOW DELAY AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A decoding method, comprising:extracting, from an encoded bit stream, a low delay flag, a network abstraction layer (NAL) hypothetical reference decode (HRD) parameters present flag, and a video coding layer (VCL) HRD parameters present flag;
extracting a sub layer from the encoded bit stream based on the extracted low delay flag, the network abstraction layer (NAL) hypothetical reference decode (HRD) parameters present flag, and the video coding layer (VCL) HRD parameters present flag; and
decoding the encoded bit stream based on the extracted sub layer, wherein
the low delay flag is, as a syntax of the encoded bit stream, present before a hypothetical reference decode (HRD) parameters structure call, and
the hypothetical reference decode (HRD) parameters structure call is based on at least one of the network abstraction layer (NAL) hypothetical reference decode (HRD) parameters present flag or the video coding layer (VCL) HRD parameters present flag.

US Pat. No. 10,542,240

PROJECTOR AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ROTATION OF PHOSPHOR WHEEL AND COLOR WHEEL IN PROJECTOR

NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LT...

1. A projector comprising:a phosphor wheel that is configured to be rotatable and in which a phosphor and a mirror and a first mark are formed around a rotational axis, said phosphor wheel both emitting fluorescence realized by said phosphor and excitation light realized by said mirror in a time series when irradiated by excitation light and supplying a first reference signal realized by said first mark for each rotation;
a color wheel that rotates in synchronization with said phosphor wheel and in which a specific region that is irradiated by said excitation light and a plurality of regions that are irradiated by said fluorescence and a second mark are formed around a rotational axis, said color wheel both emitting a plurality of illumination light beams being emitted from said specific region and said plurality of regions in a time series and supplying a second reference signal realized by said second mark for each rotation;
a Digital Micromirror Device (DMD) that modulates said plurality of illumination light beams emitted by said color wheel; and
a control unit that both controls a modulation operation of said DMD according to illumination light that is irradiated upon the DMD and, at the time of switching the modulation operation of a predetermined color, controls the rotation operation of said phosphor wheel and said color wheel on the basis of said first reference signal and second reference signal such that said excitation light is irradiated in said specific region;
wherein:
said control unit causes said DMD to display an image in which gradations change in steps; changes the input timings of said first reference signal and said second reference signal a plurality of times to measure color coordinate values of each gradation; and controls the rotation operation of said phosphor wheel and said color wheel on the basis of the coordinate values of each gradation that are measured for every time that the input timings change.

US Pat. No. 10,542,218

IMAGE PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS AND PHOTOGRAPHING METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An image photographing apparatus comprising:a first rotatable camera and a second rotatable camera spaced apart from each other in a same direction;
a storage storing information regarding a distance between the image photographing apparatus and an object, and a viewing angle which increases in proportion to the distance; and
a controller configured to:
identify an object, the object being included in both an image obtained by the first rotatable camera and an image obtained by the second rotatable camera,
calculate the distance between the image photographing apparatus and the object,
identify a location of the object through an image captured by the first and second rotatable cameras,
based on the distance being calculated, search for a pre-stored viewing angle corresponding to the calculated distance based on the information, and
control at least one of the first and second rotatable cameras to rotate according to the searched pre-stored viewing angle,
where the controller, based on an object included in an image obtained by any one of the first and second rotatable cameras not being included in an image obtained by the other camera, rotates the other camera to photograph the object, and
wherein the object included in the captured image is positioned in a predetermined position by rotating at least one of the first and second rotatable cameras.

US Pat. No. 10,542,206

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, CAPABLE OF INDEPENDENTLY DISPLAYING GAZING REGION INFORMATION AND MAIN OBJECT INFORMATION TO THE USER, IMAGING APPARATUS, AND CONTROL METHOD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image processing apparatus, comprising:circuitry which
obtains a shot image shot by an image sensor;
detects a first region that is a region gazed at by a user within a region of the shot image based on a detection result from a gaze region detecting sensor different from the image sensor;
determines a second region that is a region of a main object within the region of the shot image; and
performs control to display first region information indicating the first region and second region information indicating the second region so as to be superimposed on the shot image;
wherein, before a first instruction member is operated, the circuitry displays the first region information and the second region information based on information on the identical position, and after the first instruction member is operated, the circuitry displays the first region information and the second region information based on the first region and the second region independently determined.

US Pat. No. 10,542,199

IMAGE CAPTURE APPARATUS COMPRISING IMAGE TRANSMISSION FUNCTION

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. An image capture apparatus provided with a communication function, the image capture apparatus comprising:an image capture unit including an image sensor;
a communication unit including a communication circuit; and
a control unit including a processor;
wherein the control unit is configured to:
set one of an automatic transmission mode and a non-automatic transmission mode;
judge whether the automatic transmission mode is set;
perform automatic transmission for automatically transmitting an image photographed with the image capture unit to an external device through the communication unit;
switch and control a first functional mode for enabling a photography function, and a second functional mode for disabling the photography function and enabling a communication function in relation to image transmission;
in a case in which an image is photographed in the first functional mode and it is judged that the automatic transmission mode is set, record the photographed image as a transmission target image that is targeted for the automatic transmission;
even if the transmission target image is recorded, control the communication unit not to start automatic transmission of the transmission target image to the external device during the first functional mode, and control the communication unit to start automatic transmission of the transmission target image to the external device during the second functional mode;
switch and control a first power mode that is a power mode capable of enabling the photography function, and a second power mode that is a power mode capable of disabling the photography function, and enabling the communication function in relation to image transmission;
perform transition to the second power mode, in a case in which a predetermined period of time has elapsed without any user operation, or in a case in which a user instructs transition to a low power consumption mode, during the first power mode; and
perform transition to the second functional mode, in a case in which the predetermined period of time has elapsed without any user operation, or in a case in which the user instructs transition to the low power consumption mode, during the first functional mode;
switch and control a third power mode that is a power mode for disabling both of the photography function and the communication function in relation to image transmission, in addition to the first power mode and the second power mode;
in a case in which the predetermined period of time has elapsed without any user operation, or in a case in which the user instructs transition to the low power consumption mode, perform transition to the second power mode when the communication unit starts automatic transmission of the transmission target image to the external device, and perform transition to the third power mode when the communication unit does not start automatic transmission of the transmission target image to the external device;
wherein the communication unit is configured to be able to:
communicate via a first communication system that allows for predetermined communication other than image transmission in the third power mode; and
communicate via a second communication system that allows for image transmission in the second power mode;
wherein, after transitioning to the third power mode, the communication unit is started up by way of communication from the external device via the first communication system;
wherein the control unit is further configured to:
cause the communication unit to execute image transmission processing with the external device via the second communication system; and
in a case in which the communication unit cannot execute image transmission processing due to being in the third power mode and not being in a predetermined operation mode for allowing the communication unit to execute image transmission processing, cause the communication unit to perform predetermined communication with the external device via the first communication system, thereby causing the image capture apparatus and the external device to transition to the predetermined operation mode, and subsequently, cause the communication unit to execute image transmission processing.

US Pat. No. 10,542,195

PRESSURIZED FLUID-SUBMERGED, INTERNAL, CLOSE-RANGE PHOTOGRAMMETRY SYSTEM FOR LABORATORY TESTING

Board Of Trustees Of The ...

1. A device to determine the radial and axial strain of a specimen comprising: a plurality of small board pinhole cameras, located within a triaxial cell; and said pinhole cameras are mounted on diametrically-opposed arms and said arms are mounted to a rotating track.

US Pat. No. 10,542,184

PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION DEVICE, DEFECTIVE PIXEL DETERMINING METHOD, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. A photoelectric conversion device, comprising:a photoelectric conversion element having a plurality of pixels to generate an image signal according to an intensity of light being input to the photoconversion element; and
circuitry to
obtain pixel values in dark time, respectively, for at least a first time interval and a second time interval, the second time interval being longer than the first time interval, the pixel values in dark time representing pixel values obtained when no light is input to the photoelectric conversion element,
subtract the obtained pixel values for the first time interval from the obtained pixel values for the second time interval to obtain subtracted pixel values,
detect a noise amount for each pixel of the plurality of pixels based on the subtracted pixel values, and
determine a particular pixel as a defective pixel when the detected noise amount of the particular pixel is equal to or greater than a predetermined first threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,542,171

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND STORAGE MEDIUM FOR SETTING A NAMING RULE FOR A FILE NAME

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An information processing apparatus, comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory having stored thereon instructions which, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the information processing apparatus to:
display a setting screen for setting a naming rule;
allow a user to select items as the naming rule in the displayed setting screen, wherein the naming rule is used for automatically generating a file name of a file;
determine whether or not the selected items satisfy a predetermined condition;
give a user a warning that the selected items should include a predetermined item in a case where it is determined that the selected items do not satisfy the predetermined condition;
store the selected items as the naming rule after it is determined that the selected items satisfy the predetermined condition; and
automatically generate a file name of a file in accordance with the selected items stored as the naming rule.

US Pat. No. 10,542,165

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS FOR ARRANGING MARKS AT SCHEDULED CUTTING POSITIONS

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. An image processing apparatus used in a printing method for obtaining each of plural kinds of images by printing the plural kinds of images on paper, and cutting the paper after the printing, the image processing apparatus comprising a hardware processor that:arranges marks corresponding to the plural kinds of images at planned cutting positions; and
performs an imposition process for allocating segmented areas which are areas for forming images of each of the plural kinds of images, on one surface of one sheet of paper,
wherein the imposition process allocates the segmented areas and changes a rotational orientation of part of the plural kinds of images depending on the allocated segmented areas, such that the images after the cutting each have a new edge, which is a new edge of the sheet generated by the cutting, the new edge being located at a same side of the cut images when the cut images are viewed in a same rotational orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,542,163

IMAGE FORMING DEVICE AND METHOD

FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., Mi...

1. An image forming device comprising:a post processor configured to perform post processing to execute folding or form a crease on an adjustment sheet in which a reference mark and an adjustment pattern filled in with black or a highly concentrated color are formed, across the adjustment pattern using a predetermined reference position;
an image reader configured to read an image of the adjustment sheet if an orientation of the adjustment sheet placed on a platen is changed according to a type of the post processing or paper characteristics of the adjustment sheet, and the adjustment sheet, on which the post processing has been performed, is placed on the platen so that the reference mark is located in a predetermined direction on the platen;
at least one processor configured to execute:
a position identifying unit that identifies a position of a fold line or a crease using the fold line or the crease that appears in the image of the adjustment sheet; and
a position adjusting unit that adjusts a fold position or a position of a crease of the post processor using a difference between a position of the fold line or the crease and the reference position.

US Pat. No. 10,542,160

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTENT TRANSFER

etherFAX, LLC, Holmdel, ...

1. A virtualized facsimile interface configured to interoperate with a facsimile device, the facsimile device being of the type that (i) provides communications logic that receives electronic items from a requester, and (ii) provides a queue of at least one received item awaiting transmission to at least one peer remote network-accessible facsimile communicating resource; andthe virtualized facsimile interface being of the type that based on policy attribute information, works in conjunction with the facsimile device to convert the at least one electronic item into a common format upon determining that conversion into the common format is required before transmission of the at least one electronic item, the virtualized facsimile interface comprising at least one processor configured to provide:
a virtual facsimile driver operatively coupled to the facsimile device, the virtual facsimile driver accessing said policy attribute information associated with the at least one remote network-accessible facsimile communicating resource, the virtual facsimile driver being configured to transmit to a remote network-accessible transmitting resource information that identifies the at lease one remote network-accessible facsimile communicating resource;
at least one processing loop configured to check the queue to determine that the queue contains any electronic items for transmission, the at least one processing loop selectively determining, based on said policy attribute information that conversion of the at least one electronic item into the common format is not required;
the at least one processing loop configured to determine that the at least one electronic item is ready for transmission, the at least one processing loop causing a binding to at least one of a networked data port and a networked data channel and to deliver digital information representing the electronic item via the bound at least one of a networked port and a networked data channel to the remote network-accessible transmitting resource for transmission to the at least one remote network-accessible facsimile communicating resource; and
a status monitor that communicates with the remote network-accessible transmitting resource, the status monitor monitoring the status of the facsimile transmittal by the remote network-accessible transmitting resource to the at least one peer facsimile device and communicating status information to the requester.

US Pat. No. 10,542,159

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DIAGNOSING PARTS OF A PRINTING DEVICE TO BE REPLACED BASED ON AN INCIDENT RATE

KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTION...

1. A method to diagnose an electro-mechanical part on an image forming device comprising:determining an incident count during a first time interval for the electro-mechanical part;
determining a first threshold level for the first time interval;
monitoring the electro-mechanical part for a second time interval, wherein the second time interval is a plurality of first time intervals;
determining if the incident count during a first portion of the second time interval for the electro-mechanical part is equal to or less than the first threshold level;
determining if the incident count during a second portion of the second time interval for the electro-mechanical part exceeds the first threshold level when the incident count for the first portion of the second time interval is equal to or less than the first threshold level for the electro-mechanical part;
determining a maximum incident count for the second portion of the second time interval that exceeds the first threshold for the electro-mechanical part;
calculating an error ratio between an average incident count of the first portion of the second time interval and the maximum incident count of the second portion of the second time interval; and
marking the electro-mechanical part as needing to be one of repaired or serviced when the error ratio exceeds an error ratio threshold level.

US Pat. No. 10,542,155

DATA GATE APPARATUS FOR LEARNING INTERFACE FORMAT IN ORDER TO INTERFACE BETWEEN PLURALITY OF SERVICES AND METHOD THEREOF

Bullhead Innovations Ltd....

1. A data gate apparatus for learning an interface format in order to interface between a plurality of services, the data gate apparatus comprising:a storage device;
a communication interface; and
a processor coupled to the storage device and the communication interface;
wherein, by the processor executing software instructions loaded from the storage device, the processor is operable to:
learn a first interface format of a first of the services at least by receiving a first data function from the first of the services via the communication interface and identifying a field in the first data function, the field representing a position in data functions having the first interface format where information of a particular type is passed;
associate a variable with the field, the variable representing the information of the particular type;
store the first interface format in the storage device for future use;
receive a second data function via the communication interface from the first of the services, the second data function having the first interface format;
identify the field in the second data function according to the first interface format in the storage device;
extract a value from the field in the second data function and store the value as the variable;
generate a message in a second interface format different than the first interface format and insert the value of the variable in the message; and
send the message in the second interface format to a second of the services;
whereby, the second of the services receives the value of the variable representing the information of the particular type as passed from the first of the services without the second of the services needing to understand the first interface format utilized by the first of the services.

US Pat. No. 10,542,145

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR NAVIGATING AN AUTOMATED TELEPHONE SYSTEM

CREATIVE EMPOWERING SOLUT...

1. A method of navigating a health insurance provider automated telephone answering system (TAS), the method comprising:accessing a recording of a first audible interaction with a health insurance provider TAS, the recording comprising two or more prompts from a health insurance provider TAS and responses to the prompts, the two or more prompts comprising at least one of the following patient information: a patient ID, a healthcare provider ID and/or a patient date of birth;
dividing said recording into two or more segments, each segment comprising one of the two or more prompts and the response to said one prompt;
after dividing the recording, displaying each segment for review using a call script editor including an interface, the interface configured to present an audible recording or a text version of each of the two or more prompts and the responses provided for the two or more prompts, the call script editor further configured to receive a user input to revise or confirm the responses in order to provide verified segments, each of the verified segments including a verified response for an associated prompt;
selecting one or more keywords for at least one of said verified segments;
receiving said user input to revise or confirm the responses in order to provide said verified segments;
storing the verified segments as a call script file;
establishing a connection by telephone with the health insurance provider TAS;
using the call script file to audibly interact in a second audible interaction with the health insurance provider TAS, the second interaction including:
converting at least one TAS prompt from an audible form to text using a speech-to-text engine;
comparing the text to the one or more keywords in order to associate the at least one TAS prompt with a verified response included in said call script file; and
responding to the at least one TAS prompt using the verified response.

US Pat. No. 10,542,133

CLOUD-BASED CONTACTS MANAGEMENT

1. A mobile device, comprising:a memory having stored thereon computer executable components;
a processor that executes at least the following computer executable components:
an initiation component that receives first initiation data via a radio transmission, representative of a first initiation request, from another mobile device, wherein the mobile device is associated with a first user and the other mobile device is associated with a second user, and the first initiation data is associated with a persona selected via feedback received via the mobile device;
a network component that transmits the first initiation data to a contact management server;
a sharing component that generates a second initiation request comprising second initiation data; and
a transmitter that transmits the second initiation data to the other mobile device via another radio transmission, and wherein
the network component receives second contact data of the second user associated with the other mobile device and an indication that first contact data of the first user associated with the mobile device has been shared with the other mobile device in response to the first initiation data and the second initiation data being sent to the contact management server within a predetermined time period, and
the network component, in response to a modification of data about the first user in the first contact data, transmits a message to the contact management server, wherein the message instructs the contact management server to provide the modification to the first contact data to the other mobile device and initiate a notification on the other mobile device highlighting the modification of the data about the first user in the first contact data.

US Pat. No. 10,542,124

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF RATE LIMITING FOR A REPRESENTATIONAL STATE TRANSFER (REST) APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACE (API)

ServiceNow, Inc., Santa ...

1. A representational state transfer (REST) application programming interface (API) system, comprising:memory circuitry storing a rate limit rules table, a rate limit counts table, a rate limit violations table, and instructions, associated with an instance of a REST API server of the REST API system;
processing circuitry communicatively coupled to the memory circuitry and configured to execute the instructions stored in the memory circuitry to:
receive, at the instance of the REST API server, a REST API request that matches a rate limit rule stored in the rate limiting rules table;
prepare a REST API response having rate limiting response headers, wherein the rate limiting response headers include information related to the rate limit rule;
determine whether a rate limit violation stored in the rate violations table matches the rate limit rule;
when the rate limit violation matches the rate limit rule, add an error message to the REST API response, and otherwise, fulfill the REST API request and add corresponding data to the REST API response; and
send, from the instance of the REST API server, the REST API response including the rate limiting response headers and either the error message or the corresponding data.

US Pat. No. 10,542,121

DYNAMIC CONFIGURATION OF MULTI-PLATFORM APPLICATIONS

eBay Inc., San Jose, CA ...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving configuration data at a first computing device associated with a first operating system;
activating a first user interface component of a first programmatic module within a first application responsive to receiving the configuration data;
changing an appearance of the first application of the first computing device responsive to the activating the first user interface component, the changing the appearance of the first application being without the first computing device changing a first executable file associated with the first application; and
generating a first programmatic response responsive to receiving a selection of the first user interface component of the first programmatic module of the first application, the first programmatic response including processing input/output, respectively, at the first computing device, the processing the input/output is associated with a graphical user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,542,117

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING SECURE ACCESS TO SHARED REGISTRATION SYSTEMS

VERISIGN, INC., Reston, ...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:storing a first authorization information associated with a domain name in persistent memory;
receiving, at a server computer of a domain name registry, a request for access to a functionality of a shared registration system (SRS) of the domain name registry, wherein the domain name registry maintains an authoritative list of top level domains and publishes domain name system top level domain zones that are used to resolve domain name queries,
wherein the request:
is associated with the domain name,
is received from a non-registrar service provider, and
comprises second authorization information;
determining, automatically, whether the second authorization information is valid using the first authorization information by a comparison of the first authorization information with the second authorization information; and
allowing the non-registrar service provider access to the functionality of the SRS based on a determination that the second authorization information is valid.