US Pat. No. 10,560,368

ISLAND TOPOLOGIES AND ROUTING IN HYBRID MESH NETWORKS

Airties Kablosuz Iletisim...

1. A wireless network device comprising:a transceiver configured to receive a broadcasted hello message, wherein the broadcasted hello message indicates interface information of neighbor nodes in a network;
a processor configured to generate an announce message that includes network topology and the interface information;
the transceiver configured to transmit the announce message to unblocked hello peers of the wireless network device;
the transceiver configured to receive, on a wired interface from another node, a hello message, wherein the wireless network device and the another node are identified as island heads based on the received hello message and wherein the wired interface is utilized for communication between the island heads; and
the processor configured to identify immediate neighbor nodes, wherein immediate neighbor nodes having a least path cost are assigned to the wireless network device and wireless links between different island nodes, in relation to the immediate neighbor nodes, are not configured.

US Pat. No. 10,557,522

CONNECTOR ASSEMBLIES

1. A connector assembly, comprising:a shank including a shaft having an inner extremity, an outer extremity, an inner abutment fixedly mounted to the inner extremity, an outer abutment affixed to the outer extremity, and the shank is arranged about a longitudinal axis that extends from the inner extremity to the outer extremity;
a wire member having an inner end, a pivotally mountable outer end, and a first portion, a second portion, and a third portion between the inner end and the pivotally mountable outer end, the inner end is an inner loop, the inner loop encircles the shank between the inner abutment and the outer abutment, the inner loop is movable reciprocally along the shank relative to the inner abutment and the outer abutment, the first portion extends laterally outward from the shank from the inner loop to the second portion, the first portion is transverse relative to the longitudinal axis of the shank and is perpendicular relative to the second portion, the second portion extends alongside the shank from the first portion past the outer extremity and the outer abutment to the third portion ahead of the outer extremity and the outer abutment, the third portion extends inwardly from the second portion toward the longitudinal axis of the shank and forwardly from the second portion to the pivotally mountable outer end, the third portion is aslant relative to the second portion and the longitudinal axis of the shank, the second portion of the wire member is longer than each of the first portion and the third portion of the wire member, the pivotally mountable outer end of the wire member is an outer loop, the inner loop encircles an inner loop axis and the outer loop encircles an outer loop axis, and the outer loop axis is perpendicular relative to the outer loop axis; and
first and second compression springs encircling the shank between the inner abutment and the outer abutment, the first and second compression springs and the inner loop are captured on the shank between the inner abutment and the outer abutment, the inner loop encircles the shank between the first compression spring and the second compression spring, the first compression spring is tensioned against the inner abutment and the inner loop, the second compression spring is tensioned against the inner loop and the outer abutment, and the first and second compression springs keep tension on either side of the inner loop.

US Pat. No. 10,556,189

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENHANCED BUILDING BLOCK APPLICATIONS

1. A fluid-responsive substantially rhombohedral building block comprising:a first group of three substantially diamond-shaped surfaces, each of the three substantially diamond-shaped surfaces having four concave edges and four vertices, the three surfaces joined at a first common vertex and along a first group of common adjacent edges; and
a second group of three substantially diamond-shaped surfaces, the second group substantially congruent to the first group, the second group joined to the first group along a second group of common adjacent edges;
wherein the joining of the first group to the second group results in each of the substantially diamond-shaped surfaces forming six concave substantially identical surfaces; and
wherein each of the six concave substantially identical surfaces face an exterior direction.

US Pat. No. 10,560,790

METHOD AND A HEARING DEVICE FOR IMPROVED SEPARABILITY OF TARGET SOUNDS

1. A hearing device for improving a hearing impaired user's ability to perceptually separate a target sound from competing sounds, the target sound and the competing sounds forming a composite sound signal having a given frequency range, the hearing device comprisingan input unit for providing a time-domain electric input signal y(n) as digital samples representing said composite sound signal in a frequency range of operation forming part of said given frequency range, n being a time-sample index,
an analysis filter bank subdividing said frequency range of operation, or a part thereof, of said composite sound signal into a plurality of frequency sub-bands and providing corresponding frequency sub-band signals;
a signal processor connected to said analysis filter bank and configured to
arrange frequency sub-bands in sub-band-groups based on comparable characteristics among the plurality of frequency sub-band signals;
calculate a group envelope for each of said sub-band groups, said group envelope comprising peaks and troughs;
provide an enhancement function for each sub-band group configured to enhances said peaks in the group envelope and/or attenuate said troughs in the group envelope; and
multiply a signal in the frequency sub-bands of each individual sub-band-group by a respective enhancement function for the sub-band group in question, or a scaled version thereof, to provide enhanced frequency sub-band signals.

US Pat. No. 10,560,899

PROGRAMMABLE HARDWARE SLEEP CYCLE CONTROLLER FOR 802.11 WIRELESS DEVICES SUPPORTING LOW-POWER

MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCO...

1. A wireless device, comprising:a sleep mode controller circuit (SMC);
a processor;
a radio-frequency (RF) circuit; and
an oscillator communicatively coupled to the processor and the RF circuit;
wherein the SMC is configured to:
identify from a first received message through the RF circuit that there is no impending data traffic to be received from another wireless device;
based on the received message, put the wireless device into a power down mode, wherein the power down mode includes powering down the processor and powering down the RF circuit;
periodically check for a second received message, including:
powering on the RF circuit on a periodic basis;
determining whether the second received message indicates that there is impending data traffic to be received from another wireless device; and
based on a determination that that there is impending data traffic to be received from another wireless device, powering up the processor; and
the wireless device further includes a frame parser circuit configured to, while the processor is powered down:
periodically check for the second received message upon activation by the SMC:
during the check for the second received message, identify whether the second received message identifies a type of the wireless device; and
based on whether the second received message identifies the type of the wireless device, continue parsing the second received message.

US Pat. No. 10,559,283

AUTOMATED USER DEVICE DAMAGE REMEDIATION

PAYPAL, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A user device, comprising:a touchscreen;
a non-transitory memory storing instructions; and
one or more hardware processors coupled to the non-transitory memory and configured to read the instructions from the non-transitory memory to cause the user device to perform operations comprising:
determining a type of the touchscreen of the user device based on at least one of: a model of the user device or a device identifier of the user device;
based at least in part on the determined type of touchscreen, determining, that a location of the touchscreen is damaged; and
in response to determining the location of the touchscreen is damaged, adjusting a display of content to be outside of the location.

US Pat. No. 10,558,573

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DISTRIBUTING MEMORY REQUESTS

Cavium, LLC, San Jose, C...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:accessing a memory request comprising an address, wherein the memory request comprises a first operation associated with an instance of data;
selecting a group of caches from a plurality of groups of caches using a bit in the address;
selecting a cache in the group of caches using a first hash of the address; and
when the first operation results in a cache miss, performing a second operation to access a memory outside the cache, and otherwise processing the memory request at the cache according to the first operation.
US Pat. No. 10,556,999

PURIFICATION AND DECOLORIZATION OF POLYMERS

Tolmar, Inc., Fort Colli...

1. A method for preparing a polymer composition comprising a polymer and a solvent, comprising:(a) adding a metal scavenger to the polymer composition to form a complex with a metal contaminant in the polymer composition;
(b) separating the metal scavenger and metal contaminant complex from the polymer;
(c) adding a photocatalyst to the polymer composition;
(d) exposing the polymer composition to ultraviolet (UV) light to remove color from the polymer composition; and
(e) separating the photocatalyst from the polymer composition.

US Pat. No. 10,558,988

SURVEY BASED ON USER BEHAVIOR PATTERN

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprising:dividing a survey into a set of survey components, each survey component of the set of survey components being assigned a respectively corresponding responding duration, the responding duration for a survey component being an estimated time required to respond to the survey component;
identifying a target user to receive the set of survey components;
determining a behavior pattern of the target user;
predicting an availability duration of the target user based on the behavior pattern, the availability duration being a time frame in which the target user is available to respond to questions in the divided survey;
generating a first custom survey by combining a subset of survey components from the divided survey, the individually assigned responding durations of the subset of survey components having a combined duration that is less than or equal to the predicted availability duration of the user, the combined duration being a sum of the individually assigned responding durations of the subset of survey components; and
providing the first custom survey to the target user via a registered messaging account
generating a second custom survey by combining a second subset of survey components, the second subset of survey components including survey components from the set of survey components not included in the first subset of survey components; and
providing the second custom survey to the target user for response during a second availability duration, the second custom survey having a second combined duration that is less than or equal to a second predicted availability duration.

US Pat. No. 10,558,343

INTERACTION PLANE ROTATION FOR MANIPULATION OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS

Adobe Inc., San Jose, CA...

1. In a digital environment representing a three-dimensional space, a three-dimensional object on an interaction plane is represented by a two-dimensional point of view defined by an object view vector, a method implemented by at least one computing device of the digital environment, the method comprising:calculating an angle between the interaction plane and the object view vector, the interaction plane projecting relative movements of the three-dimensional object from the two-dimensional point of view defined by the object view vector in the three-dimensional space;
comparing the angle between the object view vector and the interaction plane to a threshold value;
determining the angle between the object view vector and the interaction plane is less than the threshold value; and
rotating the interaction plane relative to a constant vector based on the angle between the object view vector and the interaction plane being less than the threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,561,048

ANISOTROPIC CONDUCTING BODY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

CONDALIGN AS, Kjeller (N...

1. A method for forming a body comprising a mixture of a matrix and conductive particles having a low aspect ratio, the method comprising:a) providing a mixture comprising a matrix capable of being stabilized and conductive particles;
b) aligning the conductive particles into conductive pathways by applying an electric field between alignment electrodes, wherein the electric field is in the order of 0.1-20 kV/cm;
c) stabilizing the mixture, and
d) totally or partly removing the matrix from the mixture, after stabilizing,
wherein the conductive particles are at least one infusible conductive particle, a metallic particle, a metal oxide particle, and a colloidal metal particle.

US Pat. No. 10,561,001

ILLUMINATION DEVICE

BALMUDA INC., Musahino-s...

1. An illumination device comprising:a light source for lighting up a desktop;
an arm mechanism that moves a position of the light source;
an illuminance distribution detection means that detects an illuminance distribution on the desktop;
a computation part that calculates a light source position at which illuminance unevenness decreases, based on the illuminance distribution on the desktop detected by the illuminance distribution detection means; and
an arm control part that operates the arm mechanism such that the light source moves to the light source position calculated by the computation part.

US Pat. No. 10,556,709

ENERGY-EFFICIENT LAUNCH SYSTEM FOR AERIAL VEHICLES

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A launch apparatus, comprising:a marine vehicle comprising a power source;
a superconducting cable coupled at a first end to the marine vehicle via a winch, wherein a diameter of the superconducting cable tapers from the first end toward a second end distal from the first end;
a plurality of aerial vehicles spaced along and coupled to the superconducting cable, each of the plurality of aerial vehicles receiving power from the power source via the superconducting cable;
a payload carried by a final aerial vehicle of the plurality of aerial vehicles, the final aerial vehicle coupled to the second end of the superconducting cable; and
a controller in communication with the marine vehicle, the winch, and the plurality of aerial vehicles, the controller configured to at least:
instruct the marine vehicle to travel at a determined velocity and provide power to the plurality of aerial vehicles via the superconducting cable;
instruct the winch to wind the superconducting cable to cause a waveform to propagate along the superconducting cable from the first end to the second end;
instruct the plurality of aerial vehicles to cause the waveform to propagate along the superconducting cable toward the second end; and
instruct the final aerial vehicle to release the payload as the waveform reaches the second end, thereby launching the payload.

US Pat. No. 10,561,051

MOVEMENT ERROR DETECTION APPARATUS OF MOUNTING HEAD, AND COMPONENT MOUNTING APPARATUS

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A movement error detection apparatus of a mounting head to be applied to a component mounting apparatus equipped with a substrate conveyance device which includes a fixed conveyor extending in a first direction and a movable conveyor which is movable in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction with respect to the fixed conveyor, and equipped with a mounting head which mounts a component on a substrate conveyed by the substrate conveyance device to a predetermined work position, the movement error detection apparatus of a mounting head comprising:a movable region inside mark made of a projected image or a reflected image formed in a movable region of the movable conveyor;
a pair of movable region outside marks respectively provided on both sides of the movable region inside mark in the second direction and arranged outside the movable region of the movable conveyor and outward of the substrate at the work position;
an imager which moves together with the mounting head;
a controller which selects, among the movable region inside mark and the pair of movable region outside marks, two marks that are positioned on both outer sides of the substrate in the second direction and are closest to the substrate, and causes the imager to image the marks; and
a calculator which obtains a movement error of the mounting head on a basis of two mark images picked up by the imager.

US Pat. No. 10,561,024

FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND CORRESPONDING SECURED CONNECTION METHOD

INGENICO GROUP, Paris (F...

1. A flexible printed circuit board comprising:first and second faces;
at least one soldering element possessing at least one soldering face, accessible from the first face of the flexible printed circuit board, and at least one heating face, accessible from the second face of the flexible printed circuit board;
a main part comprising said at least one soldering element; and
at least one foldable part, extending from said main part and being configured to pass:
from a non-folded state, in which said at least one foldable part does not cover the at least one heating face of said at least one soldering element; and
to a folded state in which said at least one foldable part covers the at least one heating face of said at least one soldering element and in which said at least one foldable part is in contact with said at least one heating face.

US Pat. No. 10,560,097

HIGH-SPEED 4:1 MULTIPLEXER FOR VOLTAGE-MODE TRANSMITTER WITH AUTOMATIC PHASE ALIGNMENT TECHNIQUE

Teletrx Co., Taipei (TW)...

1. A multiphase serialization system for a voltage-mode transmitter comprising:a N-to-one stage driven by a N-phase input clock signals, N being a positive even number;
a phase alignment unit driven by the N-phase input clock signals being configured to generate interpolated sampling clock signals by adjusting a plurality of reference clock signals provided to the phase alignment unit based on the N-phase input clock signals; and
a preceding multiplexing stage driven by the interpolated sampling clock signals configured to receive incoming data streams and to output phase-aligned data streams to the N-to-one stage, wherein the output phase-aligned data streams are aligned with a rising edge of one of the N-phase input clock signals.

US Pat. No. 10,557,691

SELF-REGULATING ELECTROLYTIC GAS GENERATOR AND IMPLANT SYSTEM COMPRISING THE SAME

GINER LIFE SCIENCES, INC....

1. An electrolytic gas generator for electrolyzing a reactant to generate at least a first gas, the electrolytic gas generator comprising:(a) a polymer electrolyte membrane, the polymer electrolyte membrane having opposing first and second faces;
(b) a first electrode, the first electrode being electrically coupled to the first face of the polymer electrolyte membrane;
(c) a second electrode, the second electrode being electrically coupled to the second face of the polymer electrolyte membrane;
(d) a first current collector, the first current collector comprising an electrically-conductive diaphragm and being reversibly deformable between a first state in which the first current collector is electrically coupled to the first electrode and a second state in which the first current collector is at least partially electrically disconnected from the first electrode;
(e) a second current collector, the second current collector being electrically-conductive and being electrically coupled to the second electrode; and
(f) a power source, the power source being electrically coupled to the first current collector and to the second current collector;
(g) whereby, when the first current collector is in the first state and the reactant is supplied to the electrolytic gas generator, a first gas is generated at the interface of the first electrode and the polymer electrolyte membrane.

US Pat. No. 10,557,623

POWER CABLE MICRO-JUNCTION-BOX FOR A STRIP LIGHT ARRAY

APOGEE LIGHTING HOLDINGS,...

1. A junction box, comprising:a bottom portion including a first end portion and a second end portion;
a top portion configured to mate with the bottom portion;
the top and bottom portions forming a first opening to receive a first cable at the first end portion and forming a second opening to receive a second cable at the second end portion, wherein the first cable includes a power cable, and the second cable includes a light emitting diode array;
interchangeable connection blocks for receiving wires to make connections between the first cable and the second cable; and
a connection block receiving-feature formed in the bottom portion to secure the connection blocks.

US Pat. No. 10,557,322

SEPARATION SYSTEM FOR USE WITH WEIGHTING MATERIALS IN DRILLING FLUIDS

FSI HOLDINGS, LLC, Houst...

1. A separation system for use with weighting materials in drilling fluids, the separation system comprising:a body having an interior;
a distribution chamber positioned in said interior of said body;
a drilling fluid inlet pipe extending into said body in communicating with said distribution chamber;
an overflow chamber positioned in said body, said overflow chamber having an outlet;
at least one separation chamber positioned in said body and extending below said distribution chamber, the separation chamber having a high-gravity solids outlet adjacent a lower end thereof, the separation chamber having a fluid outlet at an upper end thereof, said fluid outlet communicating with said overflow chamber and
a classifier affixed at said lower end of the separation chamber, said classifier having an interior passage that communicates with an interior of the separation chamber, said classifier being removably affixed to said lower end of the separation chamber, said interior of said classifier having a tapered inner diameter that narrows from an upper end at said high-gravity solids outlet of the separation chamber through a bottom end thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,556,791

CMOS COMPATIBLE CAPACITIVE ABSOLUTE PRESSURE SENSORS

King Abdulaziz City for S...

1. A method comprising:manufacturing a first portion of a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) element for monolithic integration with a complementary oxide semiconductor (CMOS) integrated circuit (IC) using a high temperature MEMS process;
manufacturing the CMOS integrated circuit;
manufacturing a second portion of the MEMS element during and subsequent to the CMOS integrated circuit; whereinthe second portion of the MEMS element is formed with a low temperature MEMS process;the MEMS element is a self-contained monolithic differential capacitive pressure sensor measuring an external pressure with a capacitive pressure element relative to a reference pressure defined within a reference sealed monolithic capacitive pressure element;
the reference sealed monolithic capacitive pressure element is the first portion of the MEMS element fabricated with the high temperature MEMS process;
the capacitive pressure element is the second portion of the MEMS element fabricated with the low temperature MEMS process;
the first portion of the MEMS element is electrically connected to the CMOS integrated circuit using electrical connections formed during the low temperature MEMS process;
the first portion of the MEMS element is fabricated with the high temperature MEMS process comprising:
etching a trench within a first surface of a substrate;
depositing a first sacrificial material of predetermined geometry over a predetermined region of a bottom of the trench;
forming a diaphragm for the pressure sensor from a predetermined structural material upon a predetermined portion of the first sacrificial material;
etching a via from a second surface of the substrate distal to the first surface of the substrate to the bottom of the trench;
etching the first sacrificial material; and
sealing the via; and
the second portion of the MEMS element is fabricated with the low temperature MEMS process comprising:
forming a lower electrode comprising a first portion upon a surface of the diaphragm and a second portion interconnecting the first portion to a first electrical contact;
defining an isolation region using a second sacrificial material deposited upon a portion of the lower electrode;
forming an upper electrode comprising a first portion upon a surface of the second sacrificial material on the first side of the substrate and a second portion interconnecting the first portion to a second electrical contact; and
etching the isolation region.

US Pat. No. 10,556,039

PLATELET-DERIVED GROWTH FACTOR COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF TENDON AND LIGAMENT INJURIES

BIOMIMETIC THERAPEUTICS, ...

1. A method for attaching a ligament to a bone in an individual comprising administering at an interface between the tendon and the bone or the ligament and the bone an effective amount of a composition comprising: a solution of platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) at a concentration of 0.1 to 2.0 mg/mL disposed in a biocompatible collagen matrix, wherein the biocompatible collagen matrix has a porosity of at least 80%, and wherein at least about 50% of the PDGF is released within about 24 hours.

US Pat. No. 10,561,047

ELECTROMAGNETIC GASKETS FOR A CABLE CONNECTION

International Business Ma...

1. A structure comprising:a gasket assembly rigidly attached within an opening of a housing, wherein the gasket assembly comprises a constrained electromagnetic gasket along an inside perimeter of the opening, wherein the electromagnetic gasket is constrained between a front half of a frame of the gasket assembly and a back half of the frame of the gasket assembly, wherein the frame holds the electromagnetic gasket firmly while allowing movement for flexing, and the back half has an interference fit on a ledge of the back half, and the front half has a slip fit on a ledge of the front half, allowing movement for flexing, wherein the front half comprises a first tab, the second half comprises a second tab, and the first tab and the second tab align and interlock, and at least one of the front half and the back half comprise a conductive material; and
a cable assembly within the opening, wherein a continuous exterior perimeter of the cable assembly is in direct contact with the electromagnetic gasket, wherein the cable assembly comprises a connector body and at least one wire bundle, and the at least one wire bundle is electrically connected to a server.

US Pat. No. 10,561,045

SURFACE MOUNT HEATSINK ATTACHMENT

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. An electronic device comprising:a printed circuit board (PCB);
one or more components mounted on at least one of a first side and a second side of the PCB, wherein the first side and the second side are two opposite sides of the PCB;
a plurality of solder blades mounted on the second side of the PCB;
one or more heatsinks inserted onto the plurality of solder blades mounted on the second side of the PCB.

US Pat. No. 10,561,044

FLUID MANAGEMENT FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE SENSORS

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. An autonomous vehicle comprising:an autonomous-driving system having at least one autonomous vehicle component disposed at a roof panel of the autonomous vehicle;
a thermal management system adapted to transmit a coolant in thermal communication with the autonomous vehicle component; and
a fluid management system having
a catch basin secured to the roof panel below the autonomous vehicle component and defining a cavity adapted to receive the at least one autonomous vehicle component and a continuous bottom on which the autonomous vehicle component is installed, and
a drain tube secured to the catch basin to receive coolant collected in the catch basin.

US Pat. No. 10,561,043

AIR CONDITIONING CONTROL DEVICE AND AIR CONDITIONING CONTROL METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An air conditioning control device comprising:a memory and;
a processor coupled to the memory and the processor configured to:
acquire, for each of sensor data items, a plurality of pieces of sensor data which are detected in a time period;
calculate an average of the plurality of pieces of sensor data;
calculate, based on the average of the plurality of pieces of sensor data, a setting temperature for air conditioning control at which electric power cost corresponding to electric power consumed by the air conditioning control is lowest,
store, in a table, lowest electric power cost and the corresponding setting temperature as a power cost priority item in association with a detection time of the plurality of pieces of sensor data,
create a plurality of setting temperature patterns based on the average of the plurality of pieces of sensor data for one of the sensor data items and a past setting temperature which is set in past;
calculate, for each of the plurality of setting temperature patterns, a failure rate of a device which is installed in a target place for the air conditioning control,
acquire a setting temperature of a setting temperature pattern at which a failure cost corresponding to the failure rate is lowest from among the plurality of setting temperature patterns,
store, in the table, the lowest failure cost and the corresponding setting temperature as a failure cost priority item in association with the detection time of the plurality of pieces of sensor data,
calculate a first total cost by adding the lowest electric power cost to a failure cost corresponding to a failure rate when air conditioning control is performed based on the setting temperature corresponding to the lowest electric power cost,
calculate a second total cost by adding the lowest failure cost to an electric power cost corresponding to electric power when air conditioning control is performed based on the setting temperature corresponding to the lowest failure cost,
compare the first total cost and the second total cost, and
determine a new setting temperature for air conditioning control which corresponds to smaller one between the first total cost and the second total cost.

US Pat. No. 10,561,042

FLUID GUIDING COVER

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. A fluid guiding cover adapted to be assembled to a casing, the fluid guiding cover comprising:a first plate, having a main body portion and a sidewall portion, wherein the main body portion is detachably fixed on the casing and stretches over a channel of the casing, and the sidewall portion is connected to the main body portion and located in the channel;
a second plate, rotatably disposed on one side of the sidewall portion, wherein the second plate is located in the channel and configured to abut against or separate from a bottom surface of the casing, and the sidewall portion at least abuts against the bottom surface of the casing; and
a third plate, rotatably disposed on one side of the sidewall portion and is disposed in parallel with the second plate, wherein the third plate is located in the channel and configured to abut against or separate from the bottom surface of the casing.

US Pat. No. 10,561,040

FLEXIBLE GASKET SEAL FOR DIRECT LIQUID COOLING OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. An apparatus, wherein the apparatus comprises:a first plate and a second plate, wherein the second plate comprises a thermally conductive material having a thermal conductivity value sufficient to transfer heat generated by one or more devices to a liquid coolant;
a gasket that connects the first plate to the second plate, wherein the gasket is compliant;
a first stiffener plate and a second stiffener plate, wherein the gasket is positioned between the first stiffener plate and the second stiffener plate, the first stiffener plate is connected to the first plate with an outer portion of the gasket clamped therebetween, and the second stiffener plate is connected to the second plate with an inner portion of the gasket clamped therebetween; and
a channel that forms in between the first and second plates by connecting the gasket to the first plate and the second plate, wherein the liquid coolant flows within the channel to cool the one or more devices.

US Pat. No. 10,561,034

LOCATING DEVICE

Hanwit Precision Industri...

1. A locating device, comprising:a guiding member comprising a guiding space formed inside thereof;
a sliding assembly comprising a shaft part disposed inside thereof;
a pulling assembly comprising a pulling member comprising a sliding member disposed on a side thereof and configured to longitudinally reciprocate in the guiding space of the guiding member, and the pulling assembly comprising an axis coupling part disposed on other side thereof opposite to the sliding member and pivotally connected to the shaft part of the sliding assembly, wherein when the pulling assembly is operated to close, the sliding member is longitudinally moved upwardly to a closed position in the guiding space, and make the sliding assembly simultaneously slide in an another direction opposite to a sliding direction of the sliding member, and when the pulling assembly is opened, the sliding member is longitudinally moved downwardly to an open position in the guiding space, and make the sliding assembly simultaneously move back.

US Pat. No. 10,560,983

SELF-DEFROSTING SENSOR

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A system, comprising a computer, the computer including a processor and a memory, the memory storing instructions executable by the processor such that the computer is programmed to:modify an electrical property of a sensor cover window of a sensor and thereby adjust an opacity of the sensor cover window upon determining that a vehicle including the sensor is at least one of operating in a non-autonomous mode and in a non-moving state; and
actuate an excitation source that emits electro-magnetic beams toward the sensor cover window to operate in a defrost mode.

US Pat. No. 10,560,982

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO DEPLOY AND CONTROL A NODE IN A NETWORK OF MOVING THINGS

Veniam, Inc., Mountain V...

1. A method of deploying and controlling elements of a wireless network comprising a plurality of such network elements, each network element having a respective current operational state of a plurality of operational states, the method comprising:sharing, by a first network element with one or more other network elements of the plurality of network elements, information representative of the current operational state of the first network element;
attempting to perform, by the first network element, a change to a new operational state of the first network element;
sharing, by the first network element with the one or more other network elements, information representative of whether the attempt to change to the new operational state was successful;
maintaining a collection of information representative of the respective current operational state of each of the one or more other network elements, received by the first network element;
selecting a third network element from the one or more other network elements, to which to communicate a request, by the first network element, to provide particular data or a particular service to the first network element, based on the collection of information representative of the respective current operational state of each of the one or more other network elements and the particular data or the particular service; and
communicating the request to provide the particular data or the particular service, to the selected third network element;
wherein the plurality of operational states comprises:
a first operational state representing a network element that is awaiting an update to software of the network element;
a second operational state representing a network element that is available only for use by members of a specific group of users of the wireless network, but that is unavailable to those users of the wireless network not in the specific group; and
a third operational state representing a network element that is deployed within the service area of the wireless network and that is available to serve any users of the wireless network.

US Pat. No. 10,560,977

METHOD FOR PERFORMING AN INTERACTION FROM A COMMUNICATING DEVICE CONFIGURED TO ESTABLISH A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION CHANNEL AND CORRESPONDING TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ProxToMe, Inc., San Fran...

1. A method for performing an interaction between a first communication device configured to establish a first wireless-type communication channel and one or more second devices configured to operate on said first wireless-type communication channel, said first wireless-type communication channel being of the type suitable to allow the implementation of discovery operations to search for devices that become visible, or discoverable, on said first wireless-type communication channel within a radius of operation of said first wireless-type communication channel, said method providing that said first communication device publishes its device attributes on said first wireless-type communication channel to become visible, and detects through said first wireless-type communication channel attributes published by said one or more second devices to become visible, said first communication device accessing a database that comprises stored attributes of visible devices,wherein
said first communication device is configured to establish a second communication channel to communicate in a client-server communication relationship with a remotely located computer server to which said database is associated,
said first communication device, after a discovery operation of one or more second devices sends through said second communication channel to said remotely located computer server a corresponding decoding request comprising at least one system identifier, assigned in the database to said first communication device, and said attributes of the one or more second devices detected on said first wireless-type communication channel,
said remotely located computer server performs with respect to said decoding request a decoding operation that comprises at least one step of obtaining from said database a respective system identifier of the one or more second detected devices,
said remotely located computer server sends through said second communication channel to said first communication device a decoding message comprising a result of said decoding operation that comprises said system identifier,
at the first communication device based on the results indicated in said decoding message received from the remotely located computer server the system identifier received from said remotely located computer server is recorded and is signaled the availability of a determined mode of access to information or services of the one or more second devices detected,
wherein said method includes
creating an unencrypted text representing a challenge in a challenge-response authentication protocol, in the first communication device, said challenge requiring a given secret key to be solved,
accessing to the one or more second detected devices through the first wireless-type communication channel and writing in a selected attribute said unencrypted text,
solving the challenge at the one or more second detected devices by a key there available obtaining an encrypted response to said unencrypted challenge, reading at the first communication device from the selected attribute said encrypted response,
said operation of sending through said second communication channel to said remotely located computer server a corresponding decoding request comprising at least one system identifier, assigned in the database to said first communication device, and said attributes of the one or more second devices detected on said first wireless-type communication channel,
including sending a decoding request message to the remotely located computer server containing also the unencrypted challenge and the encrypted response,
said performing at the remotely located computer server with respect to said decoding request the decoding operation to obtain from said database a respective system identifier of one or more second detected devices including
searching into the database a record associated to the second communication device using said received attributes and retrieving a corresponding key associated to such record, solving at the remotely located computer server the challenge with said key and generating a server encrypted response to the challenge, verifying if the server encrypted response is equal to the encrypted response sent by the first communication device in the decoding request,
sending from said remote computer server through said second communications channel to said first device a decoding message comprising a result of said decoding operation that comprises said system identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,560,961

METHOD FOR PROCESSING REQUEST THROUGH POLLING CHANNEL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of processing a request message through a polling channel in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a first device, the method comprising:receiving, from a second device, a retrieve request to retrieve a polling channel uniform resource identifier (URI) resource, wherein the polling channel URI resource is a child resource of a polling channel resource created on the first device;
receiving, from a third device, a first request, wherein the first request is requested to the second device by the third device;
transmitting, to the second device, a retrieve response including the first request based on the polling channel URI resource, wherein the retrieve response corresponds to the retrieve request;
receiving, from the second device, a notify request including a first response corresponding to the first request;
checking that a request identifier of the first response included in the notify request, is identical to a request identifier of the first request included in the retrieve response; and
transmitting, to the third device, the first response based on the request identifier of the first response included in the notify request being identical to the request identifier of the first request included in the retrieve response.

US Pat. No. 10,560,792

REPRODUCING AUDIO SIGNALS WITH A HAPTIC APPARATUS ON ACOUSTIC HEADPHONES AND THEIR CALIBRATION AND MEASUREMENT

Alpine Electronics of Sil...

1. A headset, comprising:a headband;
a right ear cup incorporating a first driver therein attached to one end of the headband; wherein the first driver is configured to receive a first channel of an audio signal;
a left ear cup incorporating a second driver therein, attached to the opposite end of the headband and oriented to face back toward the right ear cup; wherein the second driver is configured to receive a second channel of an audio signal;
a haptic device attached to the midpoint of the headband positioned to make contact with the crown of the skull of a user of the headphones;
a low-pass filter, configured to receive the first and second audio channels; and
an amplifier, wherein the input of the amplifier is connected to the output of the low-pass filter,
wherein the amplifier is further configured to amplify the first and second audio channels before they are received by the first and second drivers,
wherein the headset is substantially balanced by placing the low-pass filter and amplifier in one ear cup and batteries to power the low-pass filter and amplifier in the other ear cup.

US Pat. No. 10,560,685

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AN ADVANCED RADIO SYSTEM

Aura Intelligent Systems,...

8. A method of an advanced communication system, the method comprising:generating a first signal with a polyphase coding based on a discrete Fourier transform (DFT) spread orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) with at least one constant amplitude zero autocorrelation (CAZAC) sequence in accordance with a configuration condition, wherein the first signal comprises a polyphase sequence;
applying a digital transmit beamforming to the generated first signal;
converting the first signal to analog from digital;
modulating the converted first signal with an energy source;
emitting, using at least one energy emit element, the modulated first signal;
detecting a second signal comprising at least a portion of the emitted first signal that is reflected from at least one object in a scene in a field-of-view;
demodulating the detected second signal;
converting the second signal to digital from analog;
converting the converted second signal to a computational image; and
generating a 3D image by applying coherent detection to the computational image.

US Pat. No. 10,560,498

CONTEXTUAL BASED COMMUNICATION METHOD AND USER INTERFACE

InterDigital CE Patent Ho...

1. A method for determining where to send a message among a plurality of users related to an originating user, wherein the message is intended to be sent from the originating user to a first user of the plurality of users, the method comprising:determining a keyword used in the message;
determining whether the keyword is associated with a context, wherein the context defines a relationship among a plurality of keywords;
determining a first set of users of the plurality of users associated with the context, said first set of users including at least one second user different from the first user, and a second set of users of the plurality of users not associated with the context, wherein determining the first set of users includes accessing a database storing information in which different contexts are associated with each of the plurality of users;
displaying indications of the context of the message and of the first set of users as graphical elements on a user interface of the originating user, each user of the set of users being represented as a first graphical element associated with at least one second graphical element representing at least an interest of said user; and
transmitting the message to the first set of users including the at least one second user via a communication network, and prohibiting sending the message to the second set of users.

US Pat. No. 10,559,949

WATERTIGHT ELECTRICAL COMPARTMENT FOR USE IN IRRIGATION DEVICES AND METHODS OF USE

Hunter Industries, Inc., ...

1. A battery-operated irrigation controller comprising:a body forming a chamber having an open end;
a sealing section disposed on the body;
at least one sealing ring configured to contact the sealing section;
a cap configured to cover the open end and having a surface for contacting the at least one sealing ring to create a compression force on the at least one sealing ring to create a watertight seal of the chamber;
a retainer configured to contact the cap and engage with the body to retain the cap to maintain the watertight seal of the chamber, the retainer being separate and removable from the body and the cap;
a battery holder supported by the body and configured to receive at least one battery; and
one or more electronic components configured to receive power from the at least one battery.

US Pat. No. 10,559,475

CONTROL OF DIRECTIONALITY IN ATOMIC LAYER ETCHING

Lam Research Corporation,...

18. A method for performing atomic layer etching (ALE) on a substrate, comprising:performing a surface modification operation on a substrate surface, the surface modification operation including exposing the substrate surface to a halogen-containing plasma that converts at least one monolayer of the substrate surface to a modified layer, wherein a bias voltage is applied during the surface modification operation, the bias voltage being configured to control a depth of the substrate surface that is converted by the surface modification operation, wherein the bias voltage is configured to accelerate ions from the first plasma towards the substrate surface without substantially etching the substrate surface;
performing a removal operation on the substrate surface, the removal operation including removing at least a portion of the modified layer from the substrate surface, wherein removing the portion of the modified layer includes a ligand exchange reaction and applying thermal energy to effect desorption of the portion of the modified layer.

US Pat. No. 10,559,390

ACTIVITY CROSS-CALIBRATION OF UNSEALED RADIONUCLIDES UTILIZING A PORTABLE ION CHAMBER

1. A method of cross-calibrating a radionuclide at two separate locations (A and B) comprising the steps of:(a) drawing up a known amount of activity, A0A, at location A at calibration time t0A into a pre-defined volume in a first syringe;
(b) inserting the syringe into a portable ion chamber, and placing the ion chamber into a dose calibrator;
(c) measuring the chamber's response by integrating charge for a period of time tiA and determining a calibration factor;
(d) transferring the ion chamber and the first syringe, emptied and cleaned, or an empty second syringe identical to the first syringe, to location B;
(e) drawing a second sample having the same volume of the same radionuclide into the cleaned and emptied syringe or second syringe, placing the syringe into the ion chamber, placing the ion chamber into a second dose calibrator, and measuring the ion chamber's response in the second dose calibrator for a second period of time;
(f) determining the activity of the second sample by adjusting with the location A calibration factor; and
(g) cross-calibrating the second dose calibrator with the first dose calibrator using the measured activity of the second sample.

US Pat. No. 10,559,001

RETARGETING EVENTS SERVICE FOR ONLINE ADVERTISING

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing computer-executable instructions which, when executed by at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to perform operations comprising:obtaining, by the at least one processor, a retargeting model that retargets events for an online advertisement campaign;
receiving, by the at least one processor, a bid request for a real-time auction of an online advertisement slot for a user session;
obtaining, by the at least one processor, a plurality of events, wherein the plurality of events are indicative of user interaction with a website during the user session;
determining, by the at least one processor and using the retargeting model, a respective value for each event of a subset of the plurality of events;
selecting, by the at least one processor and using one or more rules, two or more events from the subset of the plurality of events based on the respective value for each event of the subset of the plurality of events, wherein each of the two or more events is associated with respective metadata;
determining, by the at least one processor, a bid using the respective metadata associated with the two or more events;
transmitting, by the at least one processor, the bid in response to the bid request;
receiving, by the at least one processor, a notification indicating that the bid won the real-time auction of the online advertisement slot; and
generating, by the at least one processor, creative content to be displayed in the online advertising slot using the respective metadata of the two or more events.

US Pat. No. 10,558,881

PARALLAX MINIMIZATION STITCHING METHOD AND APPARATUS USING CONTROL POINTS IN OVERLAPPING REGION

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A parallax minimization stitching method, the method comprising:defining a plurality of control points in an overlapping region of a first image and a second image received from a plurality of cameras;
performing a first geometric correction by applying a homography to the control points;
converting coordinates of the control points on which the first geometric correction is performed based on depth information;
defining a plurality of patches based on the control points; and
performing a second geometric correction by mapping the patches
wherein the converting of the coordinates comprises:
verifying whether the control points correspond to a short distance or a long distance based on the depth information; and
adjusting the distance between the plurality of control points according to the verifying.

US Pat. No. 10,558,637

MODULARIZED DATA DISTRIBUTION PLAN GENERATION

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A system comprising:a memory storing processor-executable process steps; and
a processor to execute the processor-executable process steps to cause the system to:
receive, via a user interface, user input specifying a profile of a plan generation environment, wherein the plan generation environment is associated with its own one or more module interfaces that are to be used and defining parameters of each of the one or more module interfaces, each of the one or more module interfaces associated with a respective one of a plurality of software steps to be performed for generating a database table partition redistribution plan that defines database table partitions and locations of the database table partitions on multiple database hosts, wherein the plurality of software steps comprises:
determining a plurality of database table partitions;
for each of a first subset of the plurality of database table partitions, determining a first plurality of associated database tables;
determining a number of partitions for each of the first plurality of associated database tables;
determining a location on one of a plurality of database hosts for each of the number of partitions of each of the first plurality of associated database tables; and
determining to stop generation of the database table partition redistribution plan via a stoppage step, wherein the system executes the plan generation environment and one or more plan generation step modules associated with the stoppage step to determine to stop generation of the database table partition redistribution plan; and
determine the one or more plan generation step modules for each plan generation step based on the plan generation environment;
instantiate a plan generation environment based on the user input received, exposing the one or more module interfaces;
identify, for the one or more module interfaces, an associated one or more plan generation step modules for performing the software step associated with the at least one module interface; and
execute the plan generation environment and the identified one or more plan generation step modules to generate the database table partition redistribution plan, wherein a first one of the plan generation step modules determines partition metadata from a data source and a second one of the plan generation step modules reads a batch of partition information from the data source and groups the batch of partition information into groups of tables that exhibit a relation with one another and determines an order in which the groups of tables will be processed;
wherein the two or more plan generation step modules are identified for performing the step of determining the plurality of database table partitions, and wherein execution of the step of determining the plurality of database table partitions comprises pipelining the two or more plan generation step modules.

US Pat. No. 10,558,253

ENERGY MONITORING METHODS AND BATTERY DEVICES

RAZER (ASIA-PACIFIC) PTE....

1. An energy monitoring method comprising:determining internal energy information indicating a charge state of an internal battery of a computing device;
wirelessly receiving external energy information from an external battery, the external energy information indicating a charge state of the external battery for the computing device;
determining a combined energy information indicating a combined charge state of the internal battery and external battery based on the internal energy information and based on the external energy information;
determining based on the combined energy a remaining time information indicating a remaining run time during which the internal battery and the external battery provide energy to the computing device;
learning a user's pattern of charging the computing device to predict a future charging time of the computing device; and
providing a notification to the user in response to determining the remaining run time will end before the predicted future charging time.

US Pat. No. 10,558,223

AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE FOR PUSHING FEED, METHODS AND SYSTEMS THEREOF

ROVIBEC INC., Nicolet (C...

1. An autonomous vehicle for pushing feed lying on a floor, comprisinga frame;
a skirt rotatably connected to the frame, wherein a bottom portion of the skirt continuously contacts the floor to push the feed;
a sensor assembly mounted to the frame for detecting a magnetic field emitted from a magnetic guiding element inserted in the floor, the magnetic guiding element forming a predetermined path, and for determining a position of the vehicle relative to the magnetic guiding element; and
a control unit mounted to the frame for directing rotation of the skirt and for guiding the vehicle along the predetermined path,
wherein the sensor assembly is configured to detect a magnetic field emitted from a magnetic tag inserted in the floor, and in response the control unit is configured to instruct the vehicle to change rotation direction of the skirt and/or displacement velocity, and wherein the magnetic tag has a polarity opposite to that of the magnetic guiding element.

US Pat. No. 10,557,491

FASTENING DEVICE FOR A FURNITURE PANEL

Inter IKEA Systems B.V., ...

1. A fastening device for fastening to a first furniture panel and a second furniture panel, the fastening device comprises: at least two dowels for reception in oblong furniture panel recesses of the first furniture panel, each dowel is connected to a respective lateral end of lever arms of a lever and each dowel is configured to move axially and laterally, the lever arms are connected to each other at a hinge joint, wherein the dowels are displaceable in relation to each other between a furniture panel fastening position, in which the fastening device is secured to the second furniture panel, and a furniture panel releasing position, in which the fastening device is removable from the second furniture panel, wherein the dowels are displaceable in a plane defined by an extension of the first furniture panel by movement of the hinge joint in a direction perpendicular to the plane defined by the first furniture panel.

US Pat. No. 10,556,069

INHALER

LUPIN LIMITED, Mumbai (I...

1. An inhaler device comprising:a housing,
a base plate covering the housing,
a medicament holder integrated with the base plate,
a mouthpiece sitting over the base plate,
a lid which covers the mouthpiece,
at least one piercing element,
an actuating member,
a spring,characterized in that a piercing element is attached from inside of the actuating member, the spring is configured to link the actuating member to the medicament holder and the inhaler device is a two hinge system, whereinthe base plate is joined to a first hinge extending through a corresponding first set of apertures in said housing;
the mouthpiece and the lid are joined to a second hinge extending through a corresponding second set of apertures in said housing, wherein the base plate is hinged separately from the mouthpiece and lid.

US Pat. No. 10,561,049

INTERFERENCE FILTER FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEMS

Integrated Device Technol...

1. An EMI shield for a wireless power transmitter, comprising:a shield layer that, when positioned over a transmitting coil of the wireless power transmitter, capacitively couples to the transmitting coil to capture electromagnetic radiation while allowing magnetic power to pass,
wherein the shield layer is a patterned metallic layer formed on a substrate, the patterned metallic layer having a plurality of holes formed in a metallic layer, the metallic layer being coupled to ground.

US Pat. No. 10,561,046

EMC-SHIELDING SEAL AND ELECTRICAL OR ELECTRONIC DEVICE COMPRISING A SEAL

SMA Solar Technology AG, ...

1. A seal for an International Protection (IP)-sealing and electromagnetic capability (EMC)-shielding connection between a first housing component and a second housing component of an electrical or electronic device, comprising:an elastomer-containing sealing body; and
a metallic support that is embedded to some extent in the sealing body,
wherein the sealing body and the metallic support are connected to one another in an adhesive and/or form-fitting manner and thus form a material bond,
wherein the metallic support has a plurality of contact segments, which project out of the sealing body and are configured such that the contact segments make electrical contact in resilient fashion with a first boundary surface that is assigned to the first housing component, and a second boundary surface that is assigned to the second housing component, the seal being pressed in between said boundary surfaces in an installed state.

US Pat. No. 10,561,041

TITANIUM THERMAL MODULE

PiMEMS, Inc., Pleasanton...

1. A portable device, comprising:a thermal module containing a vapor region and a liquid region for a working fluid, disposed within an outer casing of the portable device, wherein the thermal module comprises a titanium backplane, a vapor cavity and wicking structure formed on a metal substrate;
at least one structural element that gives the portable device strength and stiffness;
an integrated circuit chip in thermal communication with the thermal module such that heat generated by the chip is distributed throughout the portable device by the thermal module; and
wherein the thermal module is coupled mechanically to the at least one structural element by at least one of soldering, welding, swaging, bonding and gluing, adding stiffness to bending out of the primary plane of the portable device.

US Pat. No. 10,561,039

FRAME FOR PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD SUPPORT IN HIGH VIBRATION

Woodward, Inc., Fort Col...

1. A frame for dampening vibrations in a printed circuit board (PCB) assembly, the frame comprising:a substrate having a first surface and a second surface; and
a plurality of ridges extending from at least one of the first and second surfaces, the plurality of ridges defining one or more recesses and the plurality of ridges configured to mount to a PCB;
wherein at least one of the one or more recesses is configured to accommodate one or more electronic components of the PCB in the PCB assembly,
wherein the plurality of ridges extend from both of the first and second surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,561,038

EQUIPMENT RACK HAVING MOUNTING BRACKETS

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. An equipment rack comprising:a frame assembly having a plurality of predetermined mounting locations each configured for securing a bracket to the frame assembly,
a bracket secured to the frame assembly at one of the predetermined mounting locations, the bracket having opposite proximal and distal ends and a longitudinal axis extending between the proximal and distal ends, the bracket including
a mounting section having a rear mounting face, a front mounting face opposite the rear mounting face and configured to mount equipment thereon, a first mating connector rearward of the rear mounting face and forming a first mated connection with the frame assembly, a second mating connector forward of the front mounting face and forming a second mated connection with the frame assembly, the second mating connector disposed at the proximal end of the bracket, and
a snap-fit connector forming a releasable snap-fit connection with the frame assembly, the snap-fit connector having opposing proximal and distal walls partially defining a receiving space, the proximal and distal walls spaced apart from one another along the longitudinal axis, the proximal wall disposed proximal of the distal wall along the longitudinal axis, wherein a portion of the mounting section and a portion of the frame assembly is disposed in the receiving space and between the proximal and distal walls partially defining the receiving space to secure the mounting section to the frame assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,561,026

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A HIGH-CURRENT PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Avary Holding (Shenzhen) ...

1. A method for manufacturing a high-current printed circuit board, comprising:providing a circuit substrate comprising a substrate layer; a first circuit layer formed on the substrate layer; and a second circuit layer formed on the substrate layer and facing away from the first circuit layer, wherein first conductive circuits are defined on the first circuit layer, second conductive circuits are defined on the second circuit layer, and a line width of each of the first conductive circuits is greater than a line width of each of the second conductive circuits;
forming via holes in the circuit substrate, wherein the via holes pass through the first circuit layer, the substrate layer, and the second circuit layer; and
forming buffering circuits by infilling electrically conductive material into the via holes, wherein the buffering circuits are electrically connected the first circuit layer to the second circuit layer;
wherein a line width of each of the buffering circuits is greater than the line width of each of the second conductive circuits, thereby an electrical current from first conductive circuits and the buffering circuits to the second conductive circuits becomes a smaller current.

US Pat. No. 10,561,015

FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT BOARD HAVING ENHANCED BENDING DURABILITY AND METHOD FOR PREPARING SAME

GigaLane Co., Ltd., Hwas...

1. A method of manufacturing flexible circuit board having enhanced bending durability, the method comprising:(a) forming a signal line and a first ground layer on a first dielectric, and forming a second ground layer on the bottom surface of the first dielectric;
(b) preparing a second dielectric;
(c) preparing a first bonding sheet and a first protective sheet connected to one end of the first bonding sheet or positioned to overlap at least a part thereof;
(d) bonding the second dielectric on the first dielectric via the first bonding sheet;
(e) forming a via hole so that the first ground layer and the second ground layer are connected electrically; and
(f) cutting the second dielectric on the first protective sheet in the width direction.

US Pat. No. 10,561,014

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a support member;
a flexible printed-wiring board that includes a first face, a second face opposite the first face, and wiring, and is supported by the support member;
one or more electronic components that are mounted on the first face, and are electrically connected to the wiring; and
a plate that is fixed onto the second face,
wherein the flexible printed-wiring board includes a plurality of first regions, on which the one or more electronic components are mounted or to which a member secured on the support member is fixed,
the plate is provided with an opening between two first regions of the plurality of first regions when viewed from a direction orthogonal to the first face,
at least part of the wiring includes an extension extending from one of the first regions toward another one of the first regions, and
the opening is aligned with the extension in the orthogonal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,561,010

INTERNALLY ENERGIZED ELECTRODE OF A PLASMA ARC TORCH

Hypertherm, Inc., Hanove...

1. A coolant tube for a plasma arc torch, the coolant tube comprising:an elongated coolant tube body, made from an electrically conductive material, including a first end configured to engage an electrode and a second end configured to engage a body of the plasma arc torch;
a first electrically conductive element coupled to the first end of the elongated coolant tube body, the first electrically conductive element being resilient and configured to physically contact the electrode; and
a second electrically conductive element coupled to the second end of the elongated coolant tube body, the second electrically conductive element being resilient and configured to physically contact the body of the plasma arc torch;
wherein the elongated coolant tube body defines a current path and a fluid path between the body of the plasma arc torch and the electrode,
and wherein substantially all of a current from the body of the plasma arc torch is passed to the electrode via the conductive coolant tube through (i) a first physical interface formed between the body of the plasma arc torch and the second electrically conductive element that is coupled to the coolant tube and (ii) a second physical interface between the electrode and the first electrically conductive element that is coupled to the coolant tube, without passing the current directly from the body of the plasma arc torch to the electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,561,009

CARTRIDGE FOR A LIQUID-COOLED PLASMA ARC TORCH

Hypertherm, Inc., Hanove...

1. A liquid-cooled consumable cartridge for a plasma arc torch, the cartridge comprising:an electrode;
a swirl ring with a first outer retaining feature and a second outer retaining feature on an exterior surface, wherein the electrode is secured to the swirl ring;
a nozzle with an inner retaining feature on an interior surface, wherein the inner retaining feature of the nozzle is mated with the first outer retaining feature of the swirl ring;
a cartridge frame with an inner retaining feature on an interior surface and an outer retaining feature on an exterior surface, wherein the inner retaining feature of the cartridge frame is mated with the second outer retaining feature of the swirl ring; and
a shield with an inner retaining feature on an interior surface mated with the outer retaining feature of the cartridge frame,
wherein the cartridge frame comprises at least one liquid flow path disposed therein, the liquid flow path being radially offset from a central longitudinal axis of the cartridge frame.

US Pat. No. 10,561,005

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE LAMP STRING SYSTEM WITH SEQUENCING FUNCTION AND SEQUENCING METHOD

SEMISILICON TECHNOLOGY CO...

1. A light emitting diode lamp string system with a sequencing function comprising:a light emitting diode driving apparatus; and
at least one light emitting diode lamp string electrically connected to the light emitting diode driving apparatus,
wherein the at least one light emitting diode lamp string comprises:
a plurality of light emitting diode lamps electrically connected to the light emitting diode driving apparatus, and electrically connected to each other,
wherein when the light emitting diode driving apparatus is in a predetermined sequence testing mode: the light emitting diode driving apparatus is configured to generate a plurality of predetermined sequence testing signals; each of the predetermined sequence testing signals comprises a predetermined address code; the predetermined address codes are different; based on a testing sequence of the predetermined address codes, the light emitting diode driving apparatus is configured to sequentially send the predetermined sequence testing signals to the at least one light emitting diode lamp string, and the light emitting diode driving apparatus is configured to sequentially detect a consumed current of the at least one light emitting diode lamp string correspondingly; when the consumed current is less than or equal to a first current, the light emitting diode driving apparatus is configured to store and define the predetermined address code of the predetermined sequence testing signal corresponding to the consumed current less than or equal to the first current as a failure address code;
wherein when the light emitting diode driving apparatus is in an extended sequence testing mode: the light emitting diode driving apparatus is configured to generate a plurality of extended sequence testing signals; each of the extended sequence testing signals comprises an extended address code; the extended address codes are different; the extended address codes and the predetermined address codes are different; the light emitting diode driving apparatus is configured to respectively send each of the extended sequence testing signals to the at least one light emitting diode lamp string, and the light emitting diode driving apparatus is configured to respectively detect the consumed current of the at least one light emitting diode lamp string correspondingly; when the consumed current is greater than or equal to a second current, the light emitting diode driving apparatus is configured to store and define the extended address code of the extended sequence testing signal corresponding to the consumed current greater than or equal to the second current as a replacement address code;
wherein the light emitting diode driving apparatus is configured to replace the failure address code with the replacement address code in the testing sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,561,002

METHOD FOR THE OPERATION AND EXPANSION OF A NETWORK OF LIGHTS

SCHREDER, Brussels (BE)

7. Method for operating a network of lights including the steps of: providing a network of lights comprising a plurality of lights, each light having a control module associated therewith, each control module comprising:one long-distance communication module,
one short-distance communication module,
a geocoordinate module,
a controller,each control module being operable for providing a control output for controlling a driver of an associated light,providing at least one server reachable via the long-distance communication module,
dividing the control modules into at least one group of control modules based on at least one of environmental, light and control module information provided by the control modules,
selecting one of the control modules of said at least one group as a group controller, with which all other control modules of this group can communicate via their short-distance communication modules,
forming a short-distance network with the control modules within the group, via their corresponding short-distance communication modules,
transmitting, during normal network operation, from the group controller to the server at least one of: its own environmental, light and control module information and the corresponding information coming from the other control modules and
defining at least one replacement group controller, and switching the at least one replacement group controller from a suspended to an active state if the current group controller fails.

US Pat. No. 10,560,997

METHOD FOR MR16 LAMP TO PASS EMI TEST WITH CCG

LEDVANCE GMBH, Garching ...

1. A lamp driver for a light-emitting diode (LED) lamp, the lamp driver comprising:a voltage input port configured to connect the lamp driver to a power source;
a boost converter circuit connected to the voltage input port;
a voltage output port configured to connect an LED to the lamp driver; and
a shutdown circuit connected to the voltage input port for detecting an input voltage of the voltage input port and connected to the boost converter circuit for controlling at least one active component of the boost converter circuit, wherein the shutdown circuit is arranged to shut down the boost converter circuit with a shutdown signal when the input voltage at the voltage input port is detected as exceeding a predetermined set point voltage value;
wherein the lamp driver is configured such that during the shutdown of the boost converter circuit, the voltage output port still provides an operation voltage for the LED.

US Pat. No. 10,560,996

DIMMING PROCESSING SYSTEM FOR LED LAMPS

Self Electronics Co., Ltd...

1. A dimming processing system for LED lamps, comprising:a signal input area, a plurality of electronic color trigger switches located in the signal input area, a hue, saturation, value (HSV) color selection area composed of the plurality of electronic color trigger switches, and a non-color selection area located in the signal input area,
a value module, and
a dimming processing module,
each of the electronic color trigger switches corresponding to an HSV value, and only one electronic color trigger switch is triggered at a time,
the HSV color selection area is a circular area, a position of each electronic color trigger switch in the circular area is represented by a polar coordinate system, the non-color selection area comprises a plurality of electronic selection switches, and
the value module is configured to turn on one of the selected electronic color trigger switches in the HSV color selection area having the largest distance from a pole of the polar coordinate system when at least one of the electronic color trigger switches and at least one of the electronic selection switches are sequentially selected, or when the at least one electronic selection switch and the at least one electronic color trigger switch are simultaneously selected, and the HSV value corresponding to the electronic color trigger switch is extracted, the dimming processing module adjusts the HSV value of light emitted by the LED lamp according to the HSV value corresponding to the turned-on electronic color trigger switch;
the value module further comprises a comparison unit, the comparison unit is configured to compare a distance between each selected electronic color trigger switch and the pole of polar coordinates with a pole diameter length value of the polar coordinates when at least one of the electronic color trigger switches and at least one of the electronic selection switches are sequentially selected, or the at least one electronic selection switch and the at least one electronic color trigger switch are simultaneously selected.

US Pat. No. 10,560,986

METHOD FOR DETECTING THE STATUS OF POPCORN IN A MICROWAVE

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A method of popping popcorn in a microwave having a cooking chamber and an energy source which provides energy to the cooking chamber, comprising the steps of:operating the energy source during a popcorn popping cycle;
detecting, by a microphone sensor, popping sounds generated when the popcorn kernels are popped, wherein the microphone sensor is configured to provide the detected popping sounds as a first input to a control unit;
detecting, by a humidity sensor, a humidity level in the cooking chamber, wherein the humidity sensor is configured to provide the detected humidity level to the control unit as a second input;
determining, by the control unit, when a humidity level in the cooking chamber is at a peak humidity level based on the second input provided by the humidity sensor;
determining, by the control unit, when the humidity level has fallen below a predetermined percentage of the peak humidity level based on the second input provided by the humidity sensor; and
ending the popcorn popping cycle when the humidity level detected by the humidity sensor remains below a predetermined percentage of the peak humidity level and at least one of the following end status indicators is met: (a) a number of popping sounds detected by the microphone sensor is below a predetermined number of popping sounds per a first time interval and (b) a predetermined change in the number of popping sounds detected by the microphone sensor per a second time interval is below a predetermined number.

US Pat. No. 10,560,965

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR ALLOCATING CLEAR CHANNEL, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL USING SAME

WILUS INSTITUTE OF STANDA...

1. A wireless communication terminal comprising:a transceiver; and
a processor,
wherein the processor is configured to:
generate a wireless packet including a first preamble and a second preamble,
sense a channel based on a first threshold before transmitting the generated packet to determine whether the channel is idle, and
transmit, through the transceiver, the generated packet when the channel is determined to be idle,
wherein the first preamble includes L-STF, L-LTF and L-SIG fields, and the second preamble at least includes a repeated L-SIG field,
wherein the repeated L-SIG field has repeated information of the L-SIG field and includes a second subcarrier set for non-legacy terminals in addition to a first subcarrier set for legacy and non-legacy terminals,
wherein when a signal is received on the channel during the sensing the channel and the received signal is determined to be a signal of an overlapping basic service set (OBSS), the processor determines whether the channel is idle based on a second threshold, and
wherein the second threshold is set distinctly, by the terminal, from the first threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,560,964

METHOD FOR CHANNEL ACCESS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of performing channel access on an unlicensed band by a base station in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:sensing a carrier of an unlicensed band for transmitting a downlink signal; and
transmitting the downlink signal when power detected by sensing the carrier is less than an energy detection threshold that is configured by the base station,
wherein the energy detection threshold is configured to be equal to or less than a maximum energy detection threshold determined by the base station,
wherein when a different radio access technology (RAT) sharing the carrier is able to exist, the maximum energy detection threshold is determined adaptively to a bandwidth of the carrier using a decibel value of a ratio between a reference bandwidth and the bandwidth of the carrier,
wherein the maximum energy detection threshold is configured to be equal to or greater than a first power value which is a sum of a lower bound of the maximum energy detection threshold for the reference bandwidth and the decibel value, and
wherein the first power value is obtained by a first equation ‘?72+10*log 10(BWMHz/20 MHz) [dBm]’, where ‘20 MHz’ of the first equation corresponds to the reference bandwidth, ‘BWMHz’ corresponds to the bandwidth of the carrier represented in a unit of MHz, ‘10*log 10(BWMHz/20 MHz)’ corresponds to the decibel value, and ‘?72’ corresponds to the lower bound of the maximum energy detection threshold for the reference bandwidth represented in a unit of dBm.

US Pat. No. 10,560,955

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR MOVING RELAY INTERFERENCE MITIGATION IN MOBILE E.G. CELLULAR COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

ELTA SYSTEMS LTD., Ashdo...

1. A system for multicarrier cellular communication in an LTE cellular network including a multiplicity of nodes including a plurality of moving relays, the system comprising:at an individual moving relay from among the plurality of moving relays, an rBS having downlink communication, according to an LTE protocol, with UEs served thereby; and
a co-located rRM (relay Resource Manager) having a controller; and
a scheduler;
wherein said controller is operative to induce said rBS to coordinate between schedulers in at least some of the plurality of moving relays to ensure that each user has its own time and/or frequency such that channels do not overlap because time and/or frequency are shifted to prevent said overlap,
wherein separation of different resources assigned to different nodes respectively is achieved Using a Dedicated Scheduler,
wherein at least one relay that can monitor two adjacent relays, detects when those two adjacent relays are operating in the same center frequency, and coordinates them so that one of them changes its center frequency to a free center frequency,
wherein coordination in the uplink, between different network entities is provided and wherein, in coordinating between the different schedulers the BS that the rUE is attached to is selected as the coordinator and all rUEs attached thereto are deemed coordinated clients and wherein the serving base station is configured for getting backhauling requirements in advance and allocating resources to said clients and wherein the coordinator is configured to divide resources between the coordinated clients and send the allocated resources map to the coordinated clients, and wherein the rUE's receive the allocated resource map and forward said map to the collocated base station and wherein, when a base station B receives the allocation map, base station B knows the available PDSCH RB and PUSCH RB for access and the allocated PDSCH RB and PUSCH RB for backhauling for the next N TTI and knows what PDCCH symbols are to be blanked and wherein the BS also receives, at least once, a time shift to be effected and an indication of where to place the PRACH and PUCCH channel.

US Pat. No. 10,560,952

CREATING LIBRARY OF INTERFERERS

ISCO International, LLC, ...

1. A non-transitory machine-readable medium comprising executable instructions that, when executed by a first processing system including a first processor, facilitate performance of operations, the operations comprising:determining a priority of a signal interference, the first processing system being part of a first element of a wireless communication system that facilitates communication with a mobile communication device, the wireless communication system carrying network traffic, the signal interference being in a communication signal communicated over the wireless communication system, and the determining being according to an effect of the signal interference on the network traffic;
identifying a source of the signal interference based on a comparison of the signal interference with a plurality of interference profiles of an interference profile library; and
transmitting, to a second processing system, first information indicative of the priority of the signal interference and indicative of the source of the signal interference, the second processing system including a second processor, the second processing system being part of a second element of the wireless communication system that facilitates communication with the mobile communication device, the transmitting of the first information facilitating a subsequent transmitting by the second processing system of second information to the mobile communication device, the second information being based upon the first information, the second information enabling the mobile communication device to mitigate the signal interference.

US Pat. No. 10,560,928

USER TERMINAL, RADIO BASE STATION AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A user terminal, comprising:a receiver that receives downlink control information (DCI) in a given DCI format used for indication of system information modification; and
a processor that controls reception of information related to the indication of system information modification based on a given flag transmitted by the DCI,
wherein, when the given flag is a first value, the processor determines that information included in the DCI is the information related to the indication of system information modification, and when the given flag is a second value, the processor determines that the information included in the DCI is information related to allocation of paging information, wherein the scheduling information of a downlink shared channel that carries the information related to the allocation of the paging information is included in the DCI, and
when the given flag is the second value, the processor controls the reception of the paging information based on the information related to the allocation of paging information included in the DCI, and a modulation coding scheme (MCS) included in the DCI.

US Pat. No. 10,560,925

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...


US Pat. No. 10,560,904

METHOD AND DEVICE IN WIRELESS TRANSMISSION

SHANGHAI LANGBO COMMUNICA...

1. A method in a User Equipment (UE) for low-latency communication, comprising:transmitting Q piece(s) of indication information; and
transmitting a first reference signal and a first radio signal on a first carrier;
wherein the first radio signal carries at least one of a first bit block and first uplink control information; the first radio signal is transmitted by a first antenna port group; the first antenna port group comprises P antenna port(s), P being a positive integer; the first reference signal comprises P reference signal port(s), and the P reference signal port(s) is(are) transmitted by the P antenna port(s) respectively; the first radio signal comprises L radio sub-signals, and the L radio sub-signals occupy L time intervals respectively, the L being a positive integer greater than 1; the Q piece(s) of indication information is(are) used for determining ratios of transmit powers of the first radio signal to transmit powers of the first reference signal in Q time interval(s) respectively; the Q time interval(s) is(are) one(Q ones) of the L time intervals; and the Q is a positive integer less than or equal to the L.

US Pat. No. 10,560,895

METHOD FOR OPERATING A MOBILE DEVICE AND A DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, MOBILE DEVICE, DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method of operating a mobile device comprising:alternatingly (i) activating a communication module of the mobile device and (ii) deactivating the communication module, the communication module having a wireless transmitter and a wireless receiver;
operating the communication module to monitor a surroundings for other mobile devices, while the communication module is activated, in response receiving a request to monitor a surroundings for other mobile devices and in response to a user-defined amount of change in position data of the mobile device;
operating the communication module to transmit data while the communication module is activated, wherein the communication module is activated if at least a predetermined volume of data is to be transmitted; and
supplying electric power from an energy store of the mobile device to the communication module of the mobile device only while the communication module is activated.

US Pat. No. 10,560,885

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A data relay method executed by a wireless communication device to determine whether to relay received data to another wireless communication device and relay and transmit received data to another wireless communication device, the method comprising:when transmitting data, attaching device information identifying another wireless communication device that can establish wireless communication as transmission source neighboring device information to the data, and transmitting the data to another wireless communication device, the device information being stored in a device information storage part included in the wireless communication device;
when receiving data, storing transmission source device information identifying another wireless communication device having transmitted the data into the device information storage part included in the wireless communication device;
when determining whether to relay data, on a basis of a result of comparison between the transmission source neighboring device information attached to the received data and receiver neighboring device information that is the device information stored in the device information storage part of the wireless communication device, determining whether to relay and transmit the received data to another wireless communication device;
when determining whether to relay data, in a case where the transmission source neighboring device information attached to the received data does not agree with the receiver neighboring device information stored in the device information storage part of the wireless communication device, determining to relay and transmit the received data to another wireless communication device; and
when determining whether to relay data, in a case where the receiver neighboring device information stored in the device information storage part of the wireless communication device is a subset of the transmission source neighboring device information attached to the received data, determining not to relay the received data to another wireless communication device and, in a case where the receiver neighboring device information is not the subset, determining to relay and transmit the received data to another wireless communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,559,185

SECURE ENTERPRISE EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION AND MANAGED CRISIS COMMUNICATIONS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A computer-implemented system comprising:a recipient-information-receiving interface configured to receive up-to-date recipient information for recipients located worldwide, wherein the recipients are members of an emergency response system;
a plurality of information-receiving interfaces, each information-receiving interface configured to receive, from a particular external source at a particular worldwide location, emergency information including one or more of electronic, textual, audio, and visual information;
processors configured to aggregate the emergency information received from the plurality of information-receiving interfaces and generate aggregated information for transmission to recipients identified by the up-to-date recipient information; and
a plurality of information-transmitting interfaces configured to transmit encrypted aggregated information to recipients identified by the up-to-date recipient information, the encrypted aggregated information triggering simultaneous activation of a plurality of emergency communications channels and providing emergency response information to a member of the emergency response system, including live video streaming from a location of an emergency.

US Pat. No. 10,558,945

MASTER DATA MANAGEMENT FOR A CLOUD COMPUTING SYSTEM

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A non-transitory machine-readable medium storing a program executable by at least one processing unit of a device, the program comprising sets of instructions for:receiving, from a first system, a copy of master data, the master data comprising data associated with a plurality of suppliers, wherein the master data is managed by the first system;
receiving a master data modification rule comprising a supplier identifier associated with a supplier in the plurality of suppliers, a mapping between a first field of data in the master data and a second field of data in a second system, and a set of validation operations to perform in response to requests to modify the second field;
receiving, from the second system, a first request to modify a value of the second field of the data in the second system with a new value;
in response to the first request, identifying the master data modification rule;
performing the set of validation operations specified in the master data modification rule;
based on the performance of the set of validation operations:
modifying the first field in the copy of the master data with the new value based on the supplier identifier; and
sending a second request to the first system to modify the first field in the master data managed by the first system.

US Pat. No. 10,558,898

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING A MAP FROM ACTIVITY DATA

Under Armour, Inc., Balt...

1. A method of generating a graph, comprising:receiving a plurality of GPS data collected as a user performs a workout, the GPS data comprising a plurality of latitude and longitude positions;
identifying from within the plurality of GPS data at least two nodes, each of the at least two nodes comprising a cluster of GPS data points which are determined to be within a previously specified range to a latitude and longitude pair representative of a center of the cluster, wherein the cluster of GPS data points is determined independent of a time threshold for the GPS data points within the cluster;
determining a sequence of the at least two nodes through which a user traversed based at least in part on the collected GPS data; and
generating a map indicative of a route of the user taken during the workout based at least in part on the determined sequence of the at least two nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,557,572

CONDUIT WITH DAMPING FINGERS

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. An apparatus comprising:a conduit comprising a first end, a second end, and a longitudinal axis, wherein the conduit defines an inner channel and is configured to extend through a vane cavity of a vane; and
a damping finger comprising a first portion coupled to the conduit, and a second portion diverging outward from the first portion at an angle relative to the longitudinal axis of the conduit, wherein the damping finger is resiliently flexible and the second portion of the damping finger is configured to contact an inner surface of the vane; wherein: the first portion comprises an attachment surface in contact with the conduit; the first portion comprises a first surface, opposite the attachment surface, that faces away from the longitudinal axis of the conduit; a second surface of the second portion faces away from the longitudinal axis of the conduit; and the first surface is continuous with the second surface.

US Pat. No. 10,557,449

METHOD FOR ASCERTAINING A TORQUE ACCURACY OF A TORQUE TRANSMITTED FROM A BELT-DRIVEN STARTER-GENERATOR OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE TO THE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

SEG Automotive Germany GM...

1. A method for controlling a belt-driven starter generator of an internal combustion engine, the method comprising:during a predefined test time interval during coasting down of the internal combustion engine:
controlling, by a processor, the belt-driven starter generator to provide to the internal combustion engine a specified test torque; and
determining, by a processor, a speed variable that is a function of a speed of the internal combustion engine;
comparing, by the processor, the determined speed variable to a reference variable;
deducing, by the processor and based on a result of the comparison, a torque accuracy at which the belt-driven starter generator provides torque to the internal combustion engine relative to setpoints specified by the processor; and
based on the deduced torque accuracy, the processor controlling the belt-driven starter generator, wherein a check is carried out as part of the comparison between the determined speed variable and the reference variable to determine whether the speed of the internal combustion engine decreases according to a predefined reference curve during the test time interval.

US Pat. No. 10,557,323

DRILLING FLUID FILTER SCREEN AND METHOD OF USE

Hunting Energy Services, ...

1. A method for filtering drill bit cuttings and other abrasive debris and contaminants from a drilling mud that is circulated from a surface mud tank through an oil or gas well drilling system located on a well drilling rig having a rig floor and a rig derrick, the method comprising the steps of:providing a drill string;
providing a drilling system supported by the well derrick that rotatably drives the drill string for drilling a well bore, the drill string having a drilling mud fluid passageway;
providing an interconnecting conduit downstream of the mud circulating pump for communicating with the drilling mud fluid passage in the drill string;
wherein the drilling system includes a stand pipe that is located in the interconnecting conduit between a discharge outlet of the mud pump and the remainder of the drilling system on the derrick, the stand pipe being positioned in a generally upright position;
providing a mud filter screen assembly for filtering the drilling mud, the mud filter screen assembly being positioned in the interconnecting conduit adjacent the discharge outlet of the mud pump at ground level and prior to the stand pipe;
the mud filter screen assembly comprising a porous structure made of metal having a plurality of openings formed along a length thereof which allows a flow of drilling mud through the filter screen section while trapping drill bit cuttings and other abrasive debris;
wherein the mud filter screen assembly includes a filter screen section having a longitudinal axis, the filter screen section being mounted within an outer tubular member, whereby an annular passageway exists between the filter screen section and the outer tubular member, the filter screen assembly having a filter inlet for receiving mud flow from the discharge outlet of the mud pump and a filter outlet, and wherein drilling mud enters the filter inlet in an in-line direction and continues axially through the mud filter screen assembly and through the annular passageway, parallel to the longitudinal axis of the filter screen section and to the outer tubular member, the flow continuing to the filter outlet where it passes through the interconnecting conduit and from there through the drilling mud fluid passageway of the drilling system; and
wherein the mud filter screen assembly has an inlet piece provided with at least one by-pass outlet which allows the flow of mud to continue outside the filter screen section in the annular passageway between the filter screen section and the outer tubular member and thereafter along the longitudinal axis of the outer tubular member to the filter outlet in the event the filter screen section itself should become clogged or inoperative.

US Pat. No. 10,557,277

WAVE POOL AND WAVE GENERATOR FOR BI-DIRECTIONAL AND DYNAMICALLY-SHAPED SURFING WAVES

Kelly Slater Wave Company...

1. A wave pool having a length, the wave pool comprising:a channel for containing water at a mean surface level, the channel having a first side and a second side, at least a portion of the channel having a cross-section, between the first side and the second side normal to the length, that comprises:
a deep region in the channel at least partially along the length of the wave pool and proximate the first side, the deep region having a mean first depth below the mean surface level of the water contained in the channel;
a reef at least partially along a length of the deep region, the reef extending upward and away from the deep region to a mean second depth that is shallower than the mean first depth of the deep region, the reef comprising at least one reef module attached to a bottom surface of the channel proximate the deep region, the at least one reef module comprising a rigid bottom surface coupled to the bottom surface of the channel, a flexible top surface, and a wave damping mechanism, the wave damping mechanism comprising a texture member attached to a top surface of the reef module; and
a beach region that slopes up away from the reef toward the second side to expose a beach above the mean surface level of the water, the beach region having a convex parabolic shape with a slope that decreases toward the second side of the channel
a track proximate the first side, the track at least partially in the water of the channel; and
at least one foil configured to traverse the channel via the track and further configured to generate a wave in the channel, the at least one foil being substantially symmetrical around a central vertical axis and configured to generate a right breaking wave and a left breaking wave in response to traversal of the at least one foil along the track, the at least one foil further configured for bi-directional movement along the track.

US Pat. No. 10,555,736

GUIDEWIRE

PneumRx, Inc., Santa Cla...

1. A guidewire, comprising:an outer sheath having a proximal end and a distal end, and comprising a proximal section, a transition section, and a distal section, wherein the transition section is a body having a distal pin extension and a proximal pin extension, wherein:
the proximal pin extension has a first outer diameter,
the distal pin extension has a second outer diameter, and
the transition section comprises a main body having a third outer diameter, the third outer diameter being greater than the first and second outer diameters;
wherein an end of the proximal section is fixed to the proximal pin extension, and an end of the distal section is fixed to the distal pin extension of the transition section, and
wherein the distal pin extension of the transition section comprises a first bore for receiving a proximal end of an inner core; and
wherein the proximal end of the inner core is fixed within the first bore of the transition section, and
wherein a distal end of the inner core is fixed to the distal end of the outer sheath.

US Pat. No. 10,561,050

COMPONENT MOUNTING SYSTEM AND COMPONENT MOUNTING METHOD

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A component mounting system including multiple feeders configured to be exchanged in respective a feeder setting area of respective multiple component mounting machines which are arranged along a conveyance path of a circuit board, the circuit board being conveyed to the multiple component mounting machines in order and components which are supplied from the multiple feeders are mounted onto the circuit board using each of the component mounting machines to produce a component mounted board, the component mounting system comprising:a feeder stocking area including feeders to be exchanged with feeders for which exchanging is necessary from among the multiple feeders set in the feeder setting area of each of the component mounting machines;
an exchanging robot which removes the feeders for which exchanging is necessary from the feeder setting area of each of the component mounting machines, sets the feeders for which exchanging is necessary in the feeder stocking area, removes the feeders to be exchanged from in the feeder stocking area, and sets the feeders to be exchanged in the feeder setting area of the respective component mounting machine; and
a control device configured to control the exchanging robot when a board type to be produced in each of the component mounting machines is switched from a first board type to a second board type, to perform a feeder exchange process before a board type switching in parallel with a component mounting process onto a final circuit board of the first board type,
wherein in the feeder exchange process before the board type switching, the control device controls the exchanging robot to remove feeders from the feeder setting area which are not used in production of the second board type among feeders necessary for the component mounting process onto the final circuit board of the first board type and to set the feeders which are not used in the production of the second board type in the feeder stocking area, and to remove feeders to be used in the production of the second board type from the feeder stocking area and sets the feeders to be used in the production of the second board type in the feeder setting area of the component mounting machine.

US Pat. No. 10,561,036

PERIPHERAL COMPONENT INTERCONNECT EXPRESS BUS BAR

KRAMBU INC., Dalton Gard...

1. A system, comprising:a first power-distribution bus bar, comprising:
a first circuit board,
at least two first electrical interface surface mount connectors attached to the first circuit board, each of the at least two first electrical interface surface mount connectors connected to a respective add-in card, each of the at least two first electrical interface surface mount connectors distributing power to the respective add-in card, and
at least one power connector surface mounted to the first circuit board and connected to the at least two first electrical interface surface mount connectors, the at least one power connector distributing received power to the at least two first electrical interface surface mount connectors;
wherein the first power-distribution bus bar distributes only power via the first circuit board from the at least one power connector to the at least two electrical interface surface mount connectors;
wherein the first power-distribution bus bar secures, without cables, the respective add-in card for each of the at least two first electrical interface surface mount connectors to minimize movement of the respective add-in card;
a second power-distribution bus bar, comprising:
a second circuit board, and
at least two second electrical interface surface mount connectors attached to the second circuit board, each of the least two second electrical interface surface mount connectors connected to a respective second additional add-in card, the at least two second electrical interface surface mount connectors distributing power to the respective second additional add-in card; and
at least two panel mount connectors to connect the second power-distribution bus bar to the first power-distribution bus bar via a cable;
wherein the second power-distribution bus bar distributes only power via the second circuit board to the at least two second electrical interface surface mount connectors;
wherein the second power-distribution bus bar secures, without cables, the respective second add-in card for each of the at least two second electrical interface surface mount connectors to minimize movement of the respective second add-in card.

US Pat. No. 10,561,025

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING POLYMER PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

BGT MATERIALS LIMITED, M...

1. A method of manufacturing a polymer printed circuit board comprising in a sequential order steps of:A. providing a material layer consisting of a polymer film;
B. forming circuit pattern on the material layer, wherein the circuit pattern is comprised of laser induced graphene (LIG), and the laser induced graphene is porous;
C. depositing metal nanoparticles on the LIG of the circuit pattern so that the metal nanoparticles on the LIG of the circuit pattern is used as a metal seed of a meta layer formed on the LIG of the circuit pattern;
D. pressing the circuit pattern on which the metal nanoparticles are deposited; and
E. forming the metal layer on the LIG of the circuit pattern by using the metal seed, thus producing the polymer printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,561,022

DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device, comprising:a display panel having a display region and a pad region at a side of the display region;
a first printed circuit board spaced apart from the pad region of the display panel, the first printed circuit board comprising a first driving controller configured to generate a plurality of signals;
a second printed circuit board adjacent to the first printed circuit board;
a first driving film electrically connected to the first printed circuit board, the first driving film comprising a first driving integrated circuit;
a second driving film electrically connected to the second printed circuit board, the second driving film comprising a second driving integrated circuit;
a first signal transmission film electrically connected to the first printed circuit board, the first signal transmission film comprising first signal transmission wirings; and
a second signal transmission film electrically connected to the second printed circuit board and the first signal transmission film, the second signal transmission film comprising second signal transmission wirings.

US Pat. No. 10,561,019

ECOLOGICAL MULTILAYER STRUCTURE FOR HOSTING ELECTRONICS AND RELATED METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

TACTOTEK OY, Oulunsalo (...

1. An integrated multilayer structure for hosting electronics, comprising:a 3d-formable first substrate comprising organic, electrically substantially insulating natural material including and exhibiting a related naturally grown or natural textile based surface texture, said first substrate having a first side facing a predefined front side of the structure, said first side of the first substrate being optionally configured to face a user and/or use environment of the structure or of its host device, and an opposite second side,
a plastic layer, comprising thermoplastic, molded onto said second side of the first substrate so as to at least partially cover it, and
a light source provided on the second side of the first substrate, said light source being at least partially embedded in the molded material of the plastic layer.

US Pat. No. 10,561,018

CONNECTION STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CONNECTION STRUCTURE

MIKUNI ELECTRON CORPORATI...

1. A method for manufacturing connection structure, the method comprising:arranging conductive particles and a first composite on a first electrode located on a first surface of a first member, each of the conductive particles comprising a particle core having elasticity coated with metals;
arranging a second composite on a region other than the first electrode of the first surface;
arranging the first surface and a second surface of a second member where a second electrode is located, so that the first electrode and the second electrode are opposed to each other; and
curing the first composite and the second composite simultaneously while pressing the first member and the second member until the conductive particles are deformed,
wherein the second composite contains an ene/thiol-based curable resin containing an ethylene unsaturated compound and a thiol compound, and a curable component of at least one of the ethylene unsaturated compound and the thiol compound is a 9,9-bisarylfluorene compound.

US Pat. No. 10,561,017

CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

HongQiSheng Precision Ele...

1. A method for manufacturing a circuit board comprising:providing a substrate and forming a first wiring layer on the substrate;
forming an adhesive layer on the substrate, and the first wring layer is exposed from the adhesive layer, wherein a thickness of the adhesive layer is less than a thickness of the first wiring layer, a portion of the first wiring layer is embedded in the adhesive layer, and a remaining portion of the first wiring layer protrudes from the adhesive layer;
forming a build-up structure on a side of the adhesive layer facing away from the substrate, the build-up structure covering the first wiring layer and the adhesive layer, wherein the build-up structure comprises at least one dielectric layer and at least one second wiring layer, each of the at least one dielectric layer and each of the at least one second wiring layer are alternately arranged, the at least one dielectric layer comprises an outermost dielectric layer covering the first wiring layer, and infilling in a gap of the first wiring layer protruding from the adhesive layer, the remaining portion of the first wiring layer protruding from the adhesive is embedded in the outermost dielectric layer, the at least one second wiring layer is formed on a side of the outermost dielectric layer away from the substrate, and comprises an outermost second wiring layer; andremoving the substrate and the adhesive layer, wherein the portion of the first wiring layer embedded in the adhesive layer is exposed and protruding from the outermost dielectric layer, wherein after removing the substrate and the adhesive layer, the method further comprises: forming a solder mask on the first wiring layer and the outermost second wiring layer of the build-up structure, wherein the solder mask infills in a gap of the first wiring layer protruding from the outermost dielectric layer, and infills in a whole gap of the outermost second wring layer of the build-up structure; defining at least one first opening on the solder mask adjacent to the first wiring layer and at least one second opening on the solder mask adjacent to the outermost second wring layer of the build-up structure, wherein the first wiring layer comprises at least one first connecting pad, a portion of each of the at least one first connecting pad protruding from the outermost dielectric layer is entirely exposed from the at least one first opening.

US Pat. No. 10,561,012

METHODS RELATED TO IMPLEMENTING SURFACE MOUNT DEVICES WITH GROUND PATHS

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A method for fabricating a radio-frequency module, the method comprising:providing a packaging substrate, the packaging substrate configured to receive a plurality of components, the packaging substrate including a ground plane;
mounting a surface mount device on the packaging substrate;
forming an overmold over the packaging substrate, the overmold encapsulating the surface mount device;
forming an opening defined in the overmold at a region over the surface mount device, the opening having sufficient depth to expose a region of the surface mount device; and
forming or providing a conductive layer over the surface mount device such that the surface mount device electrically connects the conductive layer with the ground plane to thereby provide radio-frequency shielding between first and second regions about the surface mount device, the first and second regions being within the radio-frequency module.

US Pat. No. 10,561,008

LASER DRIVEN LAMP

USHIO DENKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A laser driven lamp configured to enclose light emitting gas, receive a converging laser beam and generate plasma from the laser beam, the laser driven lamp comprising:a main body having a columnar shape;
a concave reflecting portion formed at a front side of the main body, the concave reflecting portion having a focal point at which the laser beam converges;
a light exit window provided in front of the concave reflecting portion;
a laser beam passing hole formed at a center of the main body, the laser beam passing hole penetrating the main body in an optical axial direction of the lamp;
a light entrance window provided at a rear side of the main body, the laser beam being incident to the light entrance window; and
a tapered part at a light incident side of the laser beam passing hole in the main body,
the main body, the light exit window and the light entrance window constituting in combination a closed space, and
the light emitting gas being enclosed in the closed space.

US Pat. No. 10,561,007

INLINE WIRELESS MODULE

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A lighting device, comprising:a housing made from an electrically non-conductive material;
a wireless lighting control device positioned inside and enclosed by the housing, wherein the wireless lighting control device comprises:
a wireless transceiver to wirelessly receive lighting control instructions;
a control interface circuitry compatible with a plurality of lighting fixture drivers, wherein each driver of the plurality of lighting fixture drivers operates based on a different dimming method; and
a controller communicably coupled to the wireless transceiver and to the control interface circuitry, wherein the controller is configured to control the control interface circuitry based on the lighting control instructions received by the wireless transceiver;
an electrical wire having an end portion attached to the wireless lighting control device inside the housing, wherein the electrical wire exits the housing on a first side of the housing and is terminated at a wire connector outside of the housing, wherein the control interface circuitry is configured to control one driver of the plurality of lighting fixture drivers via the electrical wire; and
a lighting fixture power connector that is physically attached to the housing on a second side of the housing, wherein the lighting fixture power connector is electrically connected to the wireless lighting control device, wherein the lighting fixture power connector is designed to connect to a mating connector of a recessed lighting fixture, and wherein the housing comprises a slot for inserting and removing the wireless lighting control device into and out of the housing through the slot.

US Pat. No. 10,560,999

DATA GENERATION METHOD, DATA REPRODUCTION METHOD, DATA GENERATION DEVICE AND DATA REPRODUCTION DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A data generation device comprising:a generating circuit configured to generate video data according to a High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) standard; and
a storage to store:
video usability information (VUI) including a value selected from candidate values, the candidate values indicating respective opt-electrical transfer functions (OETFs); and
supplemental enhancement information (SEI) including a high dynamic range (HDR) parameter, wherein
the OETFs include at least one OETF supporting a standard dynamic range (SDR) for the video data, and
the HDR parameter is provided to widen a SDR to generate a HDR for the video data.

US Pat. No. 10,560,995

CONFIGURATION OF THE INTENSITY OF THE LIGHT SOURCES COMPOSING A LIGHTING SYSTEM

WATTLUX, Strasbourg (FR)...

1. Method of configuring a lighting system comprising a set of at least 3 light sources (Li) with different spectra (Si(?)), including a step of automatically determining the intensities (?i) of each of the light sources of said set by minimising a distance between a reference spectrum (SR(?)) and a synthetic spectrum (SS(?)) determined by the sum of the spectra (Si(?)) of each source (Li) of said set weighted by said intensities (?i) in which said distance is calculated between a perception (PR,j(?)) corresponding to said reference spectrum and a perception (Pj(?)) corresponding to said synthetic spectrum, said perceptions being considered on a set of detectors (j) of a given observer.

US Pat. No. 10,560,992

LIGHT AND LIGHT SENSOR

iLumisys, Inc., Troy, MI...

1. A system comprising:an LED-based lighting device comprising:
a housing,
a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) disposed within the housing, and
a connector coupled to an end of the housing, wherein the connector is configured to engage with a light socket;
a sensor configured to:
determine a brightness level of light during operation of the LED-based lighting device, and
output a signal corresponding to the determined brightness level; and
a controller configured to:
estimate an efficiency of the plurality of LEDs based on the signal,
determine that the efficiency of the plurality of LEDs is less than a threshold efficiency, and
responsive to determining that the efficiency of the plurality of LEDs is less than the threshold efficiency, operating at least some of the plurality of LEDs to indicate that the efficiency of the plurality LEDs is less than the threshold efficiency,
wherein operating said at least some of the plurality of LEDS to indicate that the efficiency of the plurality of LEDs is less than the threshold efficiency comprises illuminating a first LED according to a first color and a second LED according to a second color, the first LED being adjacent to the second LED, and the first color being different than the second color.

US Pat. No. 10,560,989

LED TUBE LAMP

JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING EL...

1. An LED tube lamp, comprising:a tube having two ends;
an LED light strip attached to an inner circumferential surface of the tube;
a plurality of LED light sources mounted on the LED light strip;
a power supply module electrically connecting to the LED light strip and configured to drive the plurality of LED light sources; and
a first end cap and second end cap respectively attached at the two ends of the tube, each of the first and second end caps comprising a lateral wall and an end wall, the lateral wall substantially being coaxial with the tube and connecting to the tube, the end wall substantially being perpendicular to an axial direction of the lateral wall and connecting to an end of the lateral wall away from the tube,
wherein the power supply module comprises a printed circuit board and a plurality of electronic components mounted on the printed circuit board, the printed circuit board comprises a first surface and a second surface opposite to and substantially parallel to the first surface, and the first surface and the second surface of the printed circuit board are substantially parallel with the axial direction of the lateral wall;
wherein at least some of the plurality of electronic components comprise a rectifying circuit having at least two input terminals and configured to rectify signal receiving from the at least two input terminals, at least one of the plurality of electronic components comprises a filtering circuit electrically connecting to the rectifying circuit,
wherein the plurality of electronic components comprise a resistor which is positioned closest to the end wall of the first end cap and connecting to one of the input terminals of the rectifying circuit;
wherein the end wall comprises a first portion made of an insulating material.

US Pat. No. 10,560,985

INDUCTION HEAT COOKING APPARATUS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. An induction heat cooking module, comprisinga housing having a first sidewall and a second sidewall facing the first sidewall;
a plurality of heating coils supported by the first sidewall and the second sidewall and provided at a top of the housing;
a first group of heating elements including a rectifier and inverters provided below the plurality of heating coils, arranged closer to the first sidewall than the second sidewall, and having a relatively high exothermic values among a plurality of heating elements;
a second group of heating elements including resonance capacitors provided below the plurality of heating coils, arranged closer to the second sidewall than the first sidewall, and having a relatively low exothermic values among the plurality of heating elements;
an air inlet provided close to the first sidewall between ends of the first sidewall and the second sidewall and through which air for cooling the first group of heating elements is suctioned;
a guide wall that guides air which has flowed through a space in which the first group of heating elements is arranged to a space in which the second group of heating elements is arranged; and
an air outlet provided close to the second sidewall between the ends of the first sidewall and the second sidewall and through which air which has cooled the second group of heating elements is discharged.

US Pat. No. 10,560,984

INDUCTIVE HEATER FOR FLUIDS

HYDRA HEATING INDUSTRIES,...

1. An inductive heating system, comprising:an entrance pipe;
a plurality of manifold pipes;
a manifold plate, the manifold plate being attached to the entrance pipe and the plurality of manifold pipes;
an inductive coil around the plurality of manifold pipes;
a control circuit, the control circuit being electrically coupled to the inductive coil and to a power supply to inductively heat the plurality of manifold pipes using the inductive coil, wherein the control circuit measures a temperature using a thermocouple and controls the inductive coil to maintain the temperature below a predefined threshold temperature;
a housing that surrounds at least a portion of the inductive coil, wherein the housing is filled with a heat exchange fluid; and
a pre-heater that is in fluid connection with the housing, wherein the pre-heater exchanges heat with the inductive coil and uses the heat to pre-heat the entrance pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,560,981

METHOD OF RECEIVING DATA FOR A USER EQUIPMENT IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS USING THE SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting, by a user equipment (UE), data in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a higher layer signal that enables or disables a code block group (CBG)-based transmission by the UE;
receiving downlink control information (DCI) comprising (i) a new data indicator (NDI) indicating whether a transmission of a transport block (TB) in an initial transmission, and (ii) scheduling information for transmission of at least one CBG in the TB;
based on (i) the higher layer signal enabling CBG-based transmissions, and (ii) the NDI indicating that the transmission of the TB is an initial transmission:
transmitting all CBGs in the TB; and
based on (i) the higher layer signal enabling the CBG-based transmissions, and (ii) the NDI indicating that the transmission of the TB is not an initial transmission:
transmitting only those CBGs in the TB that are specified by the scheduling information that was received in the DCI.

US Pat. No. 10,560,980

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A MOBILE DEVICE AND AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

BRAIN BASE DEVELOPMENT LI...

1. A method for controlling wireless communication between a mobile device and an electronic device, comprising the steps of:enabling wireless connection between the mobile device and the electronic device via a first wireless communication link;
maintaining the wireless connection for a period of time so as to enable communication of information between the mobile device and the electronic device using the first wireless communication link;
monitoring an operation status associated with the mobile device and/or the electronic device, the operation status includes a navigation action on the mobile device; and
terminating the wireless connection between the mobile device and the electronic device in response to a timeout event, the timeout event comprising an elapse of a period of time determined based on the operation status;
wherein the timeout event is determined by a timer in a timer module arranged in the electronic device or the mobile device, and the timer is reset in response to the navigation action on the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,978

CONTROL PLANE CONNECTIVITY FOR WIRELESS DEVICES

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for assigning control plane connectivity (CP) for a wireless device in a dual connectivity supported communications network, wherein the communications network comprises a first network node supporting a group of low frequency bands and a second network node supporting a group of high frequency bands, the method being performed by a control node, the method comprising:acquiring an uplink load level for the group of low frequency bands;
acquiring a first pathloss level between the wireless device and the first network node and a second pathloss level between the wireless device and the second network node; and
selecting which one of the first network node and the second network node to provide control plane connectivity (CP) for the wireless device,
wherein said selecting takes into consideration each of the uplink load level for the group of low frequency bands, the first pathloss level, and the second pathloss level.

US Pat. No. 10,560,976

MECHANISM FOR REALIZING LWA/LWIP AGGREGATOR FUNCTION

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:detecting a trigger at a networking device;
generating, based on the trigger, a plurality of control links and populating a control flow mapping table based on the plurality of control links, wherein a first control link is generated between the networking device and a base station and a second control link is generated between the networking device and a wireless termination node; and
instantiating a plurality of data tunnels and populating a data flow mapping table based on the plurality of data tunnels, wherein a first data tunnel is instantiated between the networking device and the base station and a second data tunnel is instantiated between the networking device and the wireless termination node.

US Pat. No. 10,560,974

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONNECTING DEVICE BY USING BLUETOOTH TECHNOLOGY

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for forming, by a first device, a connection with a first gateway by using Bluetooth low energy technology, the method performed by the first device, comprising:obtaining, from a user, a first voice signal associated with the first gateway;
broadcasting first user information for identifying the user and the first voice signal;
receiving an encrypted request message for requesting the connection from the first gateway;
authenticating a voice recognition server which is a server capable of processing a voice signal using the encrypted request message; and
transmitting a message indicating whether to accept the connection to the first gateway based on a result of the authentication,
wherein the first user information is transmitted through a data channel for transmitting and receiving data and the first voice signal is transmitted through an isochronous channel for transmitting and receiving an audio signal.

US Pat. No. 10,560,972

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An information processing apparatus that is capable of externally controlling a projection apparatus, the information processing apparatus comprising:a communication interface configured to perform communication with the projection apparatus;
an acquiring unit configured to acquire function information of the projection apparatus from the projection apparatus via the communication interface;
a presenting unit configured to present the function information of the projection apparatus acquired by the acquiring unit; and
a control unit configured to control the presenting unit so as to present an indication of whether the projection apparatus is operating with a projection function or with a lighting function based on the function information of the projection apparatus acquired by the acquiring unit,
wherein at least one processor functions as the acquiring unit, the presenting unit and the control unit.

US Pat. No. 10,560,971

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR PROVIDING SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a communication module configured to support a first short-range wireless communication and a second short-range wireless communication; and
a processor functionally connected to the communication module and configured to:
connect to a first external device on at least one channel of a band using the first short-range wireless communication through the communication module,
identify a request for performing the second short-range wireless communication with a second external device while connected to the first external device, and
connect the second external device to the first external device or an external communication server on the at least one channel of the band using the second short-range wireless communication in response to the request,
wherein the first short-range wireless communication is a wireless communication used during establishment of a WiFi connection by accessing a radio access device, and the second short-range wireless communication is a wireless communication used during a hotspot connection to another electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,968

BROADCAST MESSAGING

Mueller International, LL...

1. A method of avoiding response signal collisions, comprising the steps of:broadcasting a message from a broadcasting device to a plurality of downstream devices, the message containing response window information dictating whether each downstream device targeted in the message must respond to the message, and if so, when each targeted downstream device should send its response to the message after successfully receiving the message;
receiving a response from at least one downstream device in the plurality of downstream devices that was commanded to respond and that successfully received the message, each such downstream device comprising a responding device, wherein each responding device sends its response when performing an upload of data collected by the responding device; and
determining whether every targeted downstream device successfully received the message,
wherein, for required responses, the response window information is selected from at least one of the group comprising an instruction that each responding device commence its upload at a predefined recurring time, an instruction that each responding device perform its upload immediately following expiration of a predefined delay period commencing at a time of sending of the message, and an instruction that each responding device pick a random time within a predefined time window in which to perform its upload,
wherein the broadcasting device receives the message from a server, and wherein the server has a memory containing a first list, the first list reciting identifications of all downstream devices from which a response to the message is expected, and containing a second list, the second list reciting identifications of all responding devices, and wherein the step of determining whether every downstream device targeted in the message successfully received the message further comprises the steps of
comparing the first list to the second list,
ascertaining whether the server failed to receive a response to the message from any downstream device identified in the first list, and
re-broadcasting the message to each downstream device from which the server failed to receive a response,
wherein the step of determining whether every downstream device targeted in the message successfully received the message further comprises the steps of:
receiving, from each downstream device successfully receiving a re-broadcast message, each such device comprising a re-broadcast responding device, a response when each re-broadcast responding device performs an upload of data collected by each re-broadcast responding device, a time of each upload dictated by the response window information,
producing an updated second list by adding, to the second list, identifications of each re-broadcast responding device,
comparing the first list to the updated second list,
ascertaining whether the server failed to receive a response to the re-broadcast message from any downstream device identified in the first list,
determining whether a pre-defined limit on a number of broadcasts has been reached, and
responsive to determining that the pre-defined limit on the number of broadcasts has not been reached, again re-broadcasting the message to all downstream devices from which the server has still failed to receive a response.

US Pat. No. 10,560,967

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ADAPTIVE CHANNEL TRANSMISSION USING CHANNEL STATE

INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPE...

1. A method for channel transmission of a remote node, the method comprising:intermittently receiving a forward channel transmitted from a host node,
wherein the receiving of the forward channel comprises,
measuring a state of the forward channel for a first period by enabling an operation of a receiver of the remote note for the first period, and stopping a measurement of the state of the forward channel for a second period by disabling the operation of the receiver for the second period,
wherein the first period and the second period are arranged in a flow of time repetitively, and a measurement interval is adjusted based on inverse proportion to a change of a Doppler frequency of the received forward channel,
wherein the measurement interval is a time interval between the first periods arranged in a flow of time repetitively;
determining whether the state of the forward channel satisfies a preset channel condition to transmit a random access channel (RACH); and
transmitting the random access channel (RACH) based on the determined result,
wherein the measuring the state of the forward channel is intermittently performed to estimate a transmission power for transmitting the random access channel (RACH) until the random access channel (RACH) is transmitted, and
wherein the measuring the state of the forward channel is intermittently performed after a triggering event for the random access channel (RACH) transmission occurred.

US Pat. No. 10,560,966

WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE AND METHOD

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A wireless communication apparatus operable to transmit packet via a wireless communications channel, the wireless communication apparatus comprising:processor circuitry configured to:
determine if the channel is clear for use using a clear channel assessment, CCA, parameter which governs sensitivity of sensing a clear channel; and
control the CCA parameter based on a transmission performance of the wireless communication apparatus by monitoring performance of the wireless communication apparatus in terms of successful transmission by the wireless communication apparatus to intended destinations,
wherein:
the processor circuitry is configured to determine transmission performance on the basis of a rate of failure of transmissions to reach their intended destinations,
the processor circuitry is configured to determine if a transmission has failed to reach its intended destination and thence to determine if the failure of that transmission to reach its intended destination is likely to be the result of a collision with another transmission in the channel, and
the processor circuitry is configured to classify a failure in accordance with its likelihood of being due to a collision with another transmission in the channel, the classifier being operable with reference to channel information regarding past conditions of the channel.

US Pat. No. 10,560,962

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING DATA IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for indicating, by an access point (AP) associated with a first basic service set (BSS), spatial reuse (SR) in a wireless LAN (WLAN) system, the method comprising:transmitting a trigger frame which requests uplink multi-user (UL MU) transmission of a plurality of stations (STAs); and
receiving an UL MU physical protocol data unit (PPDU) generated based on the trigger frame from the plurality of STAs,
wherein the trigger frame comprises SR indication information for indicating the SR of an overlapping BSS (OBSS) STA,
wherein a first high efficiency (HE)-signal (SIG) A field of the UL MU PPDU comprises SR support information generated based on the SR indication information,
wherein the SR support information comprises information about an interference level acceptable to the AP,
wherein the UL MU PPDU comprising a physical preamble and a data field sequentially,
wherein the physical preamble includes sequentially a L (legacy)-preamble and a High Efficiency (HE)-preamble,
wherein the HE-preamble includes sequentially an HE-Signal (SIG) A field, an HE-Short Training Field (STF) field, and an HE-Long Training Field (LTF) field,
wherein a first Inverse Discrete Fourier Transform (IDFT)/Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) period is applied from the L-preamble to the HE-SIG A field and a second IDFT/DFT period is applied from the HE-STF field to the data field, and
wherein the second IDFT/DFT period is 4 times of the first IDFT/DFT period.

US Pat. No. 10,560,960

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DATA TRANSMISSION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for use in a wireless transmitter operable on a licensed carrier and an unlicensed carrier, the method comprising:performing a first channel sensing on the unlicensed carrier for a first channel directed to a first wireless receiver, wherein the first channel sensing is performed at a first sensing slot within a time duration;
performing a second channel sensing on the unlicensed carrier for a second channel, different than the first channel, directed to a second wireless receiver, wherein the sensing is performed at a second sensing slot within the time duration; and
wherein the time duration is specified as a portion of a subframe in a frame structure used on the licensed carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,560,956

PRIORITY INDICATION FOR COMMUNICATION OVER SHARED ACCESS SYSTEMS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication at a scheduling entity communicating with a plurality of UEs over a plurality of links, comprising:receiving a set of priority indicators from a system access server, the set of priority indicators corresponding to time varying priority levels for communicating over the plurality of links;
assigning each of the plurality of links a subset of multiple priority indicators from the set of priority indicators, wherein each priority indicator in the subset maps at a given time to a priority level for a communication that includes a plurality of frames over a respective link of the plurality of links, each priority indicator in the subset mapping a higher level of priority to at least one frame of the plurality of frames than to another frame of the plurality of frames associated with the respective link;
determining a highest priority level for the respective link at a given frame based on the subset of multiple priority indicators assigned to the respective link; and
transmitting or receiving the communication for the respective link according to the highest priority level determined for the respective link at the given frame.

US Pat. No. 10,560,951

MITIGATION OF ADJACENT CHANNEL INTERFERENCE IN COMMUNICATION SATELLITES

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. A method for carrier frequency assignment to users, the method comprising:receiving, by a service provider scheduler, a service request from a user;
receiving, by the service provider scheduler, satellite beams information of a satellite;
determining a user location corresponding to the user; and
determining a service beam to service the user based on service beam information and a distance from a center of the service beam to the user location based on the satellite beams information;
wherein:
the service beam information comprises a total bandwidth, a lowest frequency f1 and a highest frequency f2 of the service beam, and a beam radius of the service beam,
the service beam comprises a satellite beam of a plurality of satellite beams provided by the satellite, and
the satellite is in communication with the user via the service beam.

US Pat. No. 10,560,949

COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND METHODS THEREIN FOR ENABLING INTERFERENCE MANAGEMENT OF DATA TRANSMISSIONS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a first communication device for enabling interference management of data transmissions from a second communication device to a third communication device in a wireless communications network, the method comprising:receiving information relating to a request for radio resources of a radio channel for a first data transmission from the second communication device to the third communication device, wherein the received information relating to a request is an acknowledgement message acknowledging radio resources of the radio channel for the first data transmission from the second communication device to the third communication device; and
transmitting an interference notification to the second communication device when the received information relating to a request for radio resources of the radio channel is determined to conflict with requested radio resources of the radio channel for a second data transmission to or from the first communication device,
wherein the interference notification indicate which radio resources of the radio resources indicated in the received information relating to a request for radio resources of the radio channel that are determined to conflict with requested radio resources of the radio channel for the second data transmission to or from the first communication device, wherein the interference notification comprises one or more of a validity time value for the requested radio resources of the radio channel for the second data transmission, an identity of the first communication device, a priority value of the second data transmission to or from the first communication device and a set of radio resources of the radio channel recommended for the first data transmission from the second communication device to the third communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,948

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING VEHICLE TO EVERYTHING SERVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a base station for supporting a vehicle to everything (V2X) service, the method comprising:transmitting a first message including first information on zone configuration, wherein the first information on the zone configuration includes zone-related information for identifying a zone and resource pool information corresponding to the zone identified based on the zone-related information;
receiving, from a terminal, a report message including a channel busy ratio (CBR) for a resource pool corresponding to the zone, wherein the resource pool is identified based on the resource pool information corresponding to the zone;
updating the zone configuration by adjusting a size of the zone based on the received CBR, and updating the resource pool information based on the updated zone configuration; and
transmitting a second message including second information on the updated zone configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,560,946

D2D TRANSMISSION DISTANCE OBTAINING METHOD AND DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A device-to-device (D2D) transmission distance obtaining method, comprising:receiving, by a second device from a first device, transmit power information that indicates a transmit power at which the first device sends data to the second device, wherein the transmit power information is included in a header of Media Access Control (MAC) layer communication data from the first device, and wherein the transmit power is represented as a distance value or a distance threshold range;
obtaining, by the second device, receive power information that indicates a receive power at which the second device receives the data from the first device; and
obtaining, by the second device, a distance between the second device and the first device according to the receive power and the transmit power, wherein the distance between the second device and the first device is calculated by:
subtracting the receive power from the transmit power to obtain a power difference; and
dividing the power difference by a power loss per unit of distance to calculate the distance.

US Pat. No. 10,560,943

NETWORK TERMINATION AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH

1. A network termination comprising:a first interface configured to receive first data from a communication network and to send second data to the communication network;
a channel modulator configured to modulate, by a first physical layer processing, the first data into first channel signals, the first physical layer processing formatting the first channel signals in accordance with a wireless standard communication protocol that is compatible with direct wireless connectivity to wireless devices via antennas of a distributed antenna system without requiring either an analog to digital conversion or a digital to analog conversion by a plurality of repeaters of the distributed antenna system, the formatting of the first channel signals further corresponding to first frequency channels of a guided wave communication system enabling the plurality of repeaters of the distributed antenna system to receive and repeat the first channel signals in a spectral segment of the distributed antenna system via a reference signal that reduces a phase error in conversion of the first channel signals from the spectral segment to the first frequency channels;
a second interface, coupled to a fiber optic link, configured to send the first channel signals formatted in accordance with the wireless standard communication protocol over the fiber optic link to the guided wave communication system and to receive second channel signals formatted in accordance with the wireless standard communication protocol via the fiber optic link, the second channel signals corresponding to second frequency channels from the guided wave communication system conveyed via a second guided electromagnetic wave; and
a channel demodulator configured to demodulate, by a second physical layer processing, the second channel signals in accordance with the wireless standard communication protocol into the second data.

US Pat. No. 10,560,939

USER TERMINAL DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A control method of a user terminal device comprising:when a call request message is received from another terminal device, determining state information of a satellite device connected to the user terminal device;
determining communication configuration information with the other terminal device based on the state information of the satellite device and transmitting a call response message comprising the communication configuration information to the other terminal device; and
receiving voice data from the other terminal device using a communication method corresponding to the communication configuration information.

US Pat. No. 10,560,938

RETRANSMISSION METHOD FOR DYNAMIC SUBFRAME SETTING IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for determining an uplink-downlink configuration by a user equipment in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:monitoring a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) related to reconfiguring a TDD (Time Division Duplex) uplink-downlink configuration on a specific subframe; and
determining a reconfigured uplink-downlink configuration based on the PDCCH related to reconfiguring the TDD uplink-downlink configuration, based on whether the PDCCH related to the TDD uplink-downlink configuration is detected in the specific subframe,
wherein a period for the reconfigured uplink-downlink configuration is 10 ms, and
wherein the reconfigured uplink-downlink configuration is begins from a subframe 0 of a radio frame, when the specific subframe is the subframe 0 of the radio frame, and
wherein the reconfigured uplink-downlink configuration is begins from a subframe 0 of a next radio frame after the radio frame, when the specific subframe is a subframe other than the subframe 0.

US Pat. No. 10,560,937

METHOD AND EQUIPMENT FOR DETERMINING TRANSMITTING RESOURCES IN V2X COMMUNICATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal for transmitting data for vehicle to everything (V2X) communication, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, configuration information including bitmap information associated with a resource pool for the V2X communication;
determining subframes included in the resource pool in a system frame;
transmitting control information on resources determined based on the subframes included in the resource pool and the bitmap information; and
transmitting data based on the resources,
wherein the subframes include all subframes in the system frame except at least one subframe for a sidelink synchronization signal (SLSS), at least one downlink subframe for time division duplexing (TDD), at least one special subframe for TDD, and at least one reserved subframe, and
wherein the at least one reserved subframe is determined based on a length of the bitmap information.

US Pat. No. 10,560,936

RESOURCE INDICATION METHOD AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A resource indication method, comprising:generating, by an access point, uplink resource mapping information, wherein the uplink resource mapping information comprises frame type information and a resource indicator, wherein the frame type information is used to indicate a station sends an uplink frame based on the frame type information, and wherein the resource indicator is used to indicate a resource on which the station sends the uplink frame; and
sending, by the access point, the uplink resource mapping information.

US Pat. No. 10,560,934

TTI BUNDLING FOR DOWNLINK COMMUNICATION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A base station (BS), comprising:a radio; and
a processing element operably coupled to the radio;
wherein the radio and the processing element are configured to:
establish a first wireless communication link with a first wireless user equipment device (UE) according to a first radio access technology (RAT);
establish a second wireless communication link with a second UE according to the first RAT;
configure transmission time interval (TTI) bundling for downlink communications with the first UE and the second UE using the first RAT;
perform first downlink communications with the first UE using the first RAT using TTI bundling after providing the configuration, wherein said performing comprises, for each TTI bundle, transmitting a first control channel message indicating downlink parameters for each respective TTI bundle, wherein the downlink parameters comprise a redundancy version (RV), and wherein the RV for each TTI of each respective TTI bundle of the first downlink communications is determinable based on the downlink parameters; and
perform second downlink communications with the second UE using the first RAT using TTI bundling, wherein said performing comprises, for each TTI bundle, transmitting a second control channel message that does not indicate the RV in order to reduce the number of bits communicated in the control channel, wherein an order of RVs for respective TTIs of each TTI bundle of the second downlink communications is determined from a fixed configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,560,933

MULTI-BEAM CELLULAR COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method performed by a base station of a cellular communications system, the method comprising:transmitting, on a first subset of orthogonal resources and across a cell sector, a common pilot signal;
transmitting, on a second subset of orthogonal resources, a packet data control channel including an allocation to a user equipment of a third subset of orthogonal resources, wherein the packet data control channel is different from the common pilot signal; and
transmitting, within a time slot and on the third subset of orthogonal resources, data to the user equipment using both a first beam and a second beam simultaneously, wherein the first, second, and third subsets of orthogonal resources are respective first, second, and third subsets of tones within an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) system.

US Pat. No. 10,560,931

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENHANCED CONTROL CHANNEL-BASED OPERATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

3. A method of receiving an Enhanced Physical Downlink Control Channel, EPDCCH, by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:determining one antenna port used for the EPDCCH; and
demodulating the EPDCCH based on a reference signal for the one antenna port, and
wherein an index of the one antenna port is determined based on a value n? satisfying the following equation,
n?=(nECCE mod d)+(X mod min(L,d)),
wherein,
nECCE is a lowest enhanced control channel element (ECCE) index used for transmission of the EPDCCH;
d is a number of ECCEs per resource block pair;
X is an identifier of the UE;
L is a number of ECCEs used for the EPDCCH;
mod is modulo function; and
min (L,d) is a minimum value of L and d.

US Pat. No. 10,560,929

RESOURCE REQUEST METHOD AND SYSTEM, DEVICE, AND NETWORK SIDE NODE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A resource request method, comprising:receiving, by a relay device, a first target device message sent by a target device, wherein the first target device message is used to trigger the relay device to request a network side node to allocate a data transmission resource to the target device;
sending, by the relay device, a first relay device message to the network side node according to the first target device message, wherein the first relay device message is used to trigger the network side node to send first grant information to the target device, and the first grant information comprises the data transmission resource allocated by the network side node to the target device, wherein the data transmission resource is used by the target device to transmit to-be-transmitted data;
wherein, before the receiving, by the relay device, the first target device message sent by the target device: receiving, by the relay device, a second target device message sent by the target device, the second target device message being used to trigger the relay device to request the network side node to configure a D2D sidelink buffer status report resource for the target device; and sending, by the relay device, a second relay device message to the network side node according to the second target device message, the second relay device message being used to trigger the network side node to send second grant information to the target device, the second grant information comprising the D2D sidelink buffer status report resource configured by the network side node for the target device, wherein, the D2D sidelink buffer status report resource is used by the target device to send the first target device message to the relay device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,926

DATA AND CONTROL MULTIPLEXING FOR UPLINK DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD AND DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. An uplink data transmission method for negotiating data encoding and modulation schemes for uplink data carried on a data time-frequency resource from a terminal to a network device, wherein the method comprises:encoding and modulating, by the terminal device, control information according to control encoding and modulation schemes to obtain a control symbol,
wherein the control encoding and modulation schemes are agreed upon between the terminal and the network device receiving the control symbol and the control information indicates a data encoding scheme;
encoding and modulating, by the terminal device, uplink data according to the data encoding scheme indicated by the control symbol;
sending the control symbol to a network device by using a control time-frequency resource, wherein the control symbol is for use by the network device in negotiating a decoding scheme for the data symbol; and
sending the data symbol to the network device by using the data time-frequency resource different from the control time-frequency resource,
wherein the control and data time-frequency resources belong to a transmission resource for uplink transmission of the control and data symbols, respectively, from the terminal to the network device without prior notification from the network device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,923

METHOD FOR DETERMINING TRANSMISSION RESOURCE BLOCK POOL OF TERMINAL IN D2D COMMUNICATION, AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a device-to-device (D2D) signal by a user equipment (UE) in D2D communication, the method comprising:performing frequency hopping to indexes of physical resource blocks (PRBs) in a resource block pool based on a predefined hopping pattern,
wherein the PRBs in the resource block pool is used for transmitting the D2D signal;
transmitting the D2D signal based on the indexes of PRBs,
wherein the resource block pool includes two resource regions,
wherein the two resource regions are obtained based on an index of a first PRB of the resource block pool and an index of a last PRB of the resource block pool, and
wherein the indexes of the first PRB and the last PRB are informed by higher layer signaling.

US Pat. No. 10,560,918

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A NETWORK PAGING POLICY BASED ON DEVICE MOBILITY CATEGORY

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:detecting, by a computer device, a condition to page a user equipment (UE) device;
retrieving, by the computer device, mobility category information associated with the UE device from a mobility database;
using, by the computer device, the retrieved mobility category information to determine a paging policy;
selecting, by the computer device, a number of base station cells to which the computer device is to send a paging message based on the determined paging policy, wherein selecting the number of base station cells to which the computer device is to send a paging message includes:
selecting to page a first number of base station cells around a last known base station cell servicing the UE device, when the mobility category information identifies the UE device as belonging to a low mobility category; and
selecting to page a second number of base station cells around the last known base station cell servicing the UE device, wherein the second number is higher than the first number, when the mobility category information identifies the UE device as belonging to a high mobility category; and
paging, by the computer device, the UE device using the selected number of base station cells.

US Pat. No. 10,560,917

ANGLE OF DEPARTURE FOR LOCATION DETERMINATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for wireless communication, the apparatus comprising:a processing system configured to generate a frame including a data field and a plurality of training subfields, wherein the data field includes information indicating a different direction for transmitting each of the training subfields; and
an interface configured to output the frame for transmission with the data field to be transmitted in a first direction and the training subfields to be transmitted in their respective different directions, wherein the transmission of the training subfields of the frame in their respective different directions is to improve accuracy of position determination by a remote apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,560,916

PAIRED-TIMING CONNECTIVITY EVENT HANDLING IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

13. A method for handling network connectivity events in a wireless communications network, the method comprising:decoding, into a bit data stream, a signal received via a wireless communications network having a plurality of network terminals comprising a plurality of mobile network terminals serviced wirelessly by a plurality of provider network terminals;
detecting a plurality of raw connectivity events from the bit data stream, each raw connectivity event indicating a connectivity measurement corresponding to connectivity at an associated event time between invoked terminals of the plurality of network terminals;
computing a plurality of paired-timing connectivity events (PTCEs) in accordance with the plurality of raw connectivity events;
computing network connectivity mapping values as a function of the plurality of PTCEs; and
updating a stored multidimensional network map in accordance with the network connectivity mapping values.

US Pat. No. 10,560,915

METHOD FOR PERFORMING LOCATION REGISTRATION BY REMOTE UE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of performing location registration by a remote user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting a direct communication request message to a relay UE;
receiving, from the relay UE, a direct communication response message including location registration period information and location registration action time information in response to the direct communication request message; and
transmitting a first tracking area update (TAU) request message to a mobility management entity (MME), upon expiration of the location registration action time information,
wherein the location registration period information is applied after the location registration action time information is applied, and
wherein, after transmitting the first TAU request message, the remote UE transmits a second TAU request message after expiration of a time corresponding to the location registration period information.

US Pat. No. 10,560,914

TRACKING AREA AND USER PLANE MAPPING FOR CONTROL PLANE/USER PLANE SPLIT

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A cellular communications system having an architecture in which Serving Gateway (SGW) user plane functionality is separated from SGW control plane functionality, the cellular communications system comprising:a Serving Gateway Control plane entity (SGW-C) partitioned into a plurality of virtual SGW-Cs that correspond to a respective plurality of SGW User Plane (SGW-UP) service areas; and
a plurality of SGW-UP pools each comprising one or more SGW User entities (SGW-Us) wherein each SGW-UP pool serves a respective one of the plurality of SGW-UP service areas.

US Pat. No. 10,560,910

SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNAL FOR A BROADCAST CHANNEL

QUALCOMM Incoporated, Sa...

1. A method of wireless communication at a user equipment (UE) served by a first cell, comprising:receiving a physical broadcast channel (PBCH) payload of a second cell in at least one of a plurality of synchronization signal (SS) blocks, wherein each SS block comprises corresponding timing information, and wherein the PBCH payload comprises frozen bits, unknown bits that are unknown to the UE, and potentially known bits that are potentially known by the UE, wherein the potentially known bits comprise at least a part of the timing information;
receiving, from the first cell, a plurality of potentially known bits corresponding to a cell identifier (ID) for the second cell prior to reporting a cell quality;
detecting the cell ID of the second cell from a received SS block; and
decoding the PBCH payload based on a successive decoding order using the plurality of potentially known bits received from the first cell, wherein the potentially known bits are decoded prior to the unknown bits.

US Pat. No. 10,560,909

SIGNAL ANALYZER AND SYNCHRONIZER FOR NETWORKS

TEXAS INSTRUMETNS INCORPO...

1. A network, comprising:a first parent device and a second parent device, wherein the first and second parent devices are configured to transmit respective beacons in a wireless network; and
a network device including a signal analyzer, the network device configured to establish a network connection to either the first parent device or the second parent device based on the beacons received from the first and second parent devices; and
the signal analyzer in the network device configured to:
process a received signal strength of the beacons and the number of beacons received over a given time period from the first and second parent devices;
select either the first or second parent device based in part on determining the received signal strength of the beacons received from the first and second parent devices and comparing the number of beacons received to a number of expected beacons from the first and second parent devices over the given time period,
wherein the network device is further configured to establish the network connection with the selected parent device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,906

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT FOR COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND POWER ALLOCATION PROCESS

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. An integrated circuit which, in operation, controls a process of a communication apparatus, the process comprising:calculating transmission power of a plurality of uplink transmissions on a plurality of cell groups, the plurality of cell groups including a first cell group including one or a plurality of cells and a second cell group including one or a plurality of cells; and
preferentially allocating, in a case where an uplink channel of the first cell group on which uplink control information is multiplexed and a plurality of reference signals are simultaneously transmitted using the plurality of cell groups of the first cell group and the second cell group, transmission power with respect to the uplink channel of the first cell group on which the uplink control information is multiplexed over the plurality of reference signals,
wherein the allocating step, when preferentially allocating the transmission power with respect to the uplink channel of the first cell group on which the uplink control information is multiplexed over the plurality of reference signals, performs control of uniformly reducing the transmission power of one or more reference signals of the second cell group among the plurality of reference signals.

US Pat. No. 10,560,905

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING POWER HEADROOM INFORMATION IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, system information including first uplink waveform information for msg3 transmission;
transmitting, to the base station, an msg3 based on the first uplink waveform information;
receiving, from the base station, a radio resource control (RRC) message;
transmitting, to the base station, data based on second uplink waveform information in case that the RRC message includes the second uplink waveform information; and
transmitting, to the base station, the data based on the first uplink waveform information in case that the RRC message does not include the second uplink waveform information.

US Pat. No. 10,560,894

MESH ROUTING OF SLEEPY SENSOR DATA

Trane International Inc.,...

1. In a mesh network having an end node operable in a sleep mode and an awake mode, an energy-efficient method of transmitting data from the end node to a destination node, comprising:transmitting a first message, the first message including a tag ID of the destination node and message data, from the end node to a parent node of the end node, wherein the tag ID represents an identifier of the destination node that differs from a network address of the destination node assigned by the mesh network;
receiving, at the end node, a first acknowledgement from the parent node acknowledging receipt of the first message by the parent node;
causing the end node to enter sleep mode in response to the first acknowledgement;
in response to determining that the parent node is not the destination node:
performing, at a node other than the end node, a discovery procedure that identifies the network address of the destination node based on the tag ID;
performing, at the node, a routing procedure that transmits a second message, comprising the first message, to the destination node based on the network address and receives, at the parent node, a second acknowledgement acknowledging receipt of the first message by the destination node; and
in response to an indication that the end node has awakened from the sleep mode, transmitting, by the parent node, the second acknowledgement to the end node.

US Pat. No. 10,560,888

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF A WIRELESS PREFETCHING

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of a wireless prefetching of an user equipment (UE) for a program comprising a plurality of stages including at least one task, in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a broadcast message including a list of supported service;
transmitting a RRCConnectionRequest message to an eNB with a establishmentCause as computation offloading for a program of a service included in the list;
receiving a RRCConnectionSetupComplete in response to the RRCConnectionRequest;
transmitting bits for a first task that is necessary for stage K;
transmitting bits for a second task that is included in stage K+1 before completion of the stage K; and,
receiving a result for the stage K and for the second task.

US Pat. No. 10,560,763

SMART SENSOR TECHNOLOGY

eGauge Systems LLC, Boul...

1. A system comprising:a first smart module connector and a second smart module connector, the first and second smart module connectors being electrical conductors that can be connected to an external device;
a sensor comprising a first sensor connector and a second sensor connector, wherein the second sensor connector is connected to the second smart module connector, and wherein the first sensor connector is connected to the first smart module connector when the system is in a first state, thereby enabling the sensor to communicate information generated by the sensor to a connected external device using at least one of the first smart module connector and the second smart module connector; and
a smart module having a controller, wherein the controller is connected to the second smart module connector, and wherein the controller is connected to the first smart module connector when the system is in a second state, such that the controller can communicate with a connected external device using the first smart module connector and the second smart module connector when the system is in the second state.

US Pat. No. 10,560,548

DELIVERY SYSTEM, DELIVERY METHOD, AND DELIVERY PROGRAM

SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAI...

1. A delivery system comprising:a plurality of terminals;
a delivery apparatus, the delivery apparatus including
a setting information acquisition section configured to acquire, over a network, setting information specific for a gaming application from a plurality of gaming applications from a terminal from the plurality of terminals when a request is made to the delivery apparatus for execution of the gaming application, wherein the setting information is stored on the terminal from the plurality of terminals prior to execution of the gaming application, and
wherein the setting information includes execution requirements of the terminal for the gaming application which are used during execution of the gaming application by the delivery apparatus, and
wherein, for each of the plurality of gaming application, the setting information for gaming application is separately stored in association with the gaming application;
a terminal section configured to have at least part of functions of the terminal and execute the gaming application using a plurality of gaming application settings stored in the setting information, and
a delivery section configured to deliver image information from the executed gaming application to the terminal,
wherein the image information delivered to the terminal is modified based upon the execution requirements in the setting information for the gaming application, and
wherein the setting information includes information related with a system display language set to the terminal used to display text in the gaming application, and wherein the setting information includes information related with a system display language set to the terminal used to display text in the gaming application on the terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,560,535

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LIVE MIGRATION OF REMOTE DESKTOP SESSION HOST SESSIONS WITHOUT DATA LOSS

Dell Products, LP, Round...

1. A remote desktop session host system comprising:a first terminal server including a first data collector, the first terminal server to host a first terminal session associated with a first application and a first user, and a second terminal session associated with a second application and a second user;
a second terminal server including a second data collector;
a data storage device; and
a watchdog that discovers the first and second data collectors, receives session information from the first and second data collectors, stores the session information in the data storage device, provides policies to the first and second data collectors, and monitors resource allocations in the first and second terminal servers;
wherein in response to determining that the first terminal server is underutilized:
the first data collector creates a first snapshot of the first terminal session and a second snapshot of the second terminal session, the first snapshot including a first context for the first terminal session and the first application, and the second snapshot including a second context for the second terminal session and the second application, the first data collector stores the first and second snapshots on the data storage device, and the first data collector logs off the first terminal session and the second terminal session;
a third terminal session is launched on the second terminal server; and
the second data collector requests the first user to log on to the third terminal session, receives a third indication that the first user desires to restore the first context to the third terminal session, retrieves the first snapshot in response to the third indication, provides the first snapshot to the third terminal session to restore the first context to the third terminal session, launches the first application on the second terminal server, and deletes the first snapshot in response to providing the first snapshot to the third terminal session.

US Pat. No. 10,560,506

IDENTIFYING PREVIOUSLY STREAMED PORTIONS OF A MEDIA TITLE TO AVOID REPETITIVE PLAYBACK

NETFLIX, INC., Los Gatos...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:generating a first set of fingerprints based on a first video sequence by, for each portion of the first video sequence:
comparing content associated with two or more frames in the portion to identify a representative frame in the portion, and
generating, based on the representative frame, a different fingerprint that identifies the portion of the first video sequence;
generating a second set of fingerprints based on a second video sequence, wherein each fingerprint included in the second set of fingerprints identifies a different portion of the second video sequence;
comparing the first set of fingerprints to the second set of fingerprints to determine that a first portion of the first video sequence is substantially similar to a second portion of the second video sequence; and
when playing back the second video sequence, causing the second video sequence to advance past the second portion.

US Pat. No. 10,560,418

TECHNIQUES FOR MANAGING DISCUSSION SHARING ON A MOBILE PLATFORM

FACEBOOK, INC., Menlo Pa...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:retrieving an image from a user of a social networking system, the user having an associated user account and user profile on the social networking system, the image containing a discussions invitation ticket comprising a machine-readable invitation token configured to provide the user having the associated user account and user profile access to one or more discussion groups associated with the machine-readable invitation token;
recognizing the machine-readable invitation token in the image;
decoding the machine-readable invitation token; and
providing access to the user to the one or more discussion forums based on the decoding of the machine-readable invitation token.

US Pat. No. 10,559,914

CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

FCI USA LLC, Etters, PA ...

1. A connector assembly, comprising:a housing;
at least one cable received through a first end of the housing;
a mating interface at a second end of the housing;
a latch rotatably attached to the housing to releasably fix the connector assembly to a terminal; and
a slider slidably attached to the latch and configured to lock and unlock the latch.

US Pat. No. 10,559,798

BATTERY MODULE

Contemporary Amperex Tech...

1. A battery module, comprising:a housing, comprising a containing chamber with an opening;
a battery stack, disposed in the containing chamber and comprising two or more single batteries with a first vent plate and electrically connected to each other;
a cover plate assembly connected to the housing, wherein the cover plate assembly comprises a plate, a deformable plate and a module output, the plate is arranged to close the opening, the deformable plate is connected to the plate and is deformable in a thickness direction of the plate, the module output is connected to the plate and is disposed opposite to the deformable plate, the module output and the battery stack are electrically connected;
a guiding component disposed between the cover plate assembly and the battery stack, wherein the guiding component comprises a guiding channel and an exhaust port, the guiding channel is disposed opposite to the deformable plate and the exhaust port is disposed opposite to the first vent plate, the guiding channel and the exhaust port are connected with each other, and the gas released after the first vent plate is opened flows to the deformable plate through the exhaust port and the guiding channel.

US Pat. No. 10,559,545

LAND GRID ARRAY PATTERNS FOR MODULAR ELECTRONICS PLATFORMS AND METHODS OF PERFORMING THE SAME

HAND HELD PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. An apparatus for providing a modular electronics platform for a mobile computing device, the apparatus comprising:a system on module (SOM) comprising a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, wherein the first surface is configured to be coupled electrically to one or more chipsets;
a land grid array (LGA) disposed on the second surface of the SOM, wherein the LGA comprises:
one or more center anchor pads disposed on the second surface of the SOM, one or more corner anchor pads disposed on the second surface of the SOM, a digital signal array disposed on the second surface of the SOM, one or more communications pads disposed on the second surface of the SOM, and one or more ground pads disposed on the second surface of the SOM.

US Pat. No. 10,559,259

CONTROL HEAD WITH ELECTROLUMINESCENT PANEL IN LAND MOBILE RADIO

E.F. JOHNSON COMPANY, Ir...

1. A control head for use with a land mobile radio, the control head comprising:a first light source comprising a source of first light of a first hue and configured to illuminate a first light pipe of a first user interface input/output component and a second user interface input/output component with the first light of the first hue, the first light comprising a halo light;
a plurality of indicator light sources comprising a second light source comprising a source of second light of a second hue and a third light source comprising a source of third light of a third hue, the second light source and third light source in optical communication with a second light pipe of the first user interface input/output component,
wherein the second light source and the third light source are both configured to illuminate the second light pipe of the user interface input/output component with an indication illumination of at least one of the second hue and the third hue to provide an indicator light for the user interface input/output component,
wherein the first light source is configured to illuminate the first light pipe of the user interface input/output component to provide a first light comprising the halo light and of the first hue for the user interface input/output component,
wherein the first light pipe of the user interface input/output component and the second light pipe of the user interface input/output component both illuminate the first user interface input/output component, wherein the first user interface input/output component is configured to receive both the first light comprising the halo light provided from the first light source and the indication illumination provided from the plurality of indicator light sources;
a control system configured to determine a state of the land mobile radio to control activation of the first light source to provide the first light to the first light pipe; and
the control system further configured to control activation of at least a portion of the plurality of indicator light sources, in response to detecting a change in the state of the land mobile radio, to indicate the state of the land mobile radio via the indicator illumination of the first user interface input/output component, wherein the first light pipe of the first user interface input/output component is illuminated with at least (i) the first hue for an idle state of the land mobile radio, (ii) the second hue for a transmitting state of the land mobile radio, and (iii) a third hue for a receiving state of the land mobile radio.

US Pat. No. 10,558,986

COMMUNICATIONS BANDWIDTH ENHANCEMENT USING ORTHOGONAL SPATIAL DIVISION MULTIPLEXING

Northrop Grumman Innovati...

1. A system for generating orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OSDM) reuse signals, the system comprising:a first beamforming assembly comprising:
a first signal source configured to provide a first signal;
a first power divider communicatively coupled with the first signal source; and
a first beamformer;
a second beamforming assembly comprising:
a second signal source configured to provide a second signal;
a second power divider communicatively coupled with the second signal source;
and
a second beamformer;
wherein the first and second power dividers are each communicatively coupled with the first and second beamformer, and wherein the first power divider is configured to divide the first signal into a first beamformer component for sending to the first beamformer and a second beamformer component for sending to the second beamformer, and the second power divider is configured to divide the second signal into a first beamformer component for sending to the first beamformer and a second beamformer component for sending to the second beamformer; and
wherein the first beamformer includes program means for combining, based on a total array size of the first beamforming assembly and the second beamforming assembly, the received first beamformer components of the first signal and second signal into a first combined signal, and the second beamformer includes program means for combining, based on the total array size, the received second beamformer components of the first signal and second signal into a second combined signal, the first and second combined signals having one or more of a shared frequency, a shared signal polarization, and a shared coverage area, the first and second combined signals formed such that, when the combined signal is received, an additive array factor is provided resulting in a peak in one of the first signal and the second signal and a null on the other of the first signal and second signal.

US Pat. No. 10,558,901

DEVICE FOR OUTPUTTING A MAGNETIC FIELD AND A METHOD OF OUTPUTTING A MAGNETIC FIELD

CARDLAB APS, Herlev (DK)...

1. A method of outputting a magnetic field from an outputting element to a reading device, the method comprising:causing the outputting element to move in relation to the reading device while outputting a first magnetic field to the reading device in accordance with a first outputting mode of a plurality of outputting modes and further causing the outputting element to concurrently sense one or more parameters of the reading device;
determining, at the outputting element and based on the one or more parameters sensed, a second outputting mode of the plurality of outputting modes; and
causing the outputting element to, subsequent to the determining, output a second magnetic field to the reading device in accordance with the second outputting mode, the first and second magnetic fields representing the same information.

US Pat. No. 10,558,831

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DECODING SPATIALLY RELATED INDICIA

Zebra Technologies Corpor...

1. A method in a data capture device of decoding spatially related indicia, the method comprising:at an imaging controller, controlling an image sensor to capture an image containing a plurality of indicia;
at the imaging controller, detecting image positions of each of the indicia;
at the imaging controller, for each of a plurality of indicia pairs:
determining whether the image positions of the indicia in the pair have a predefined spatial relationship; and
responsive to determining that the indicia in the pair have the predefined spatial relationship, presenting (i) values decoded from the indicia in the pair, and (ii) an indicator that the decoded values are related.

US Pat. No. 10,558,541

AGENT-BASED MONITORING OF NETWORK RESOURCES

Equinix, Inc., Redwood C...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a computing system in a network, criticality information about a node included within the network;
identifying, by the computing system, a status change associated with the node;
determining, by the computing system and based on the criticality information about the node, an impact on the network resulting from the status change;
determining, by the computing system and based on the determined impact, whether to communicate information about the determined impact; and
sending, by the computing system, an alert including information about the determined impact.

US Pat. No. 10,557,786

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SAMPLE USE MAXIMIZATION

Theranos IP Company, LLC,...

1. A method of performing cytometry, comprising:receiving in a sample processing device a cartridge comprising a blood sample obtained from a subject; wherein the cartridge further comprises:
at least two pipette tips;
at least one assay unit;
an extraction tip;
a centrifugation vessel;
a cytometry cuvette, wherein the cytometry cuvette comprises at least two channels, wherein each channel comprises at least one sample entry port;
all reagents for performing cytometry, wherein the all reagents comprises at least two antibodies that bind to cell surface markers of white blood cells;
and wherein the sample processing device comprises:
a centrifuge;
a fluid transfer device comprising a pipette, wherein the pipette comprises a plurality of pipette heads, wherein a first pipette head and a second pipette head are configured to engage the cytometry cuvette and transport the cytometry cuvette from the cartridge to an imaging platform; wherein the first pipette head and the second pipette head are configured to engage with a first pipette tip and a second pipette tip when not engaged with the cytometry cuvette;
the imaging platform configured to receive the cytometry cuvette, wherein the imaging platform comprises a light source, camera, and translation stage, wherein the translation stage is configured to move in the X, Y, and Z directions; and
an imaging device for imaging hematocrit of the blood sample;
engaging the first pipette head and the second pipette head of the pipette with the cytometry cuvette in the cartridge and transporting the cytometry cuvette from the cartridge to the imaging platform;
disengaging the first pipette head and the second pipette head from the cytometry cuvette;
engaging the first pipette head or the second pipette head of a liquid handling system with a pipette tip and transferring the blood sample to the centrifugation vessel;
centrifuging the blood sample in the centrifuge to obtain a plasma layer and a cell pellet;
measuring hematocrit of the centrifuged blood sample by imaging with the imaging device;
engaging the fluid transfer device with the at least one extraction tip and aspirating the plasma from the centrifuged blood sample;
resuspending the cell pellet and binding the at least two antibodies to the white blood cells in the cell pellet;
isolating the white blood cells and transferring with the fluid transfer device the white blood cells to the sample entry port of a channel of the cytometry cuvette; and
detecting the white blood cells with the camera of the imaging platform.

US Pat. No. 10,557,497

AXIAL THRUST FOIL AIR BEARING WITH THRUST SENSOR

Florida Turbine Technolog...

1. An axial thrust load sensor for a gas turbine engine comprising:an axial thrust foil bearing plate;
an intermediate washer plate;
a load sensor plate;
the axial thrust foil bearing plate having a plurality of flexible fingers each with a bump foil to provide for a spring force; and,
the load sensor plate includes a plurality of strain gauges on a front side and a back side at an equal spacing.

US Pat. No. 10,557,311

HYBRID DRILL BIT WITH COUNTER-ROTATION CUTTERS IN CENTER

HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVIC...

1. A drill bit for forming a wellbore through a geologic formation, the drill bit comprising:a connector configured for connection to a drillstring,
a bit body coupled to the connector and defining a bit body rotational axis extending longitudinally therethrough;
a peripherally-located fixed cutting structure on the bit body and including at least one fixed cutting element thereon for rotation with the bit body about the bit body rotational axis; and
a centrally-located counter-rotational cutting structure comprising two counter-rotational cutting members mounted about respective roller axes generally perpendicular to the bit body rotational axis;
wherein the peripherally-located fixed cutting structure includes a plurality of radially and axially distributed fixed-cutting elements, and wherein a leading end of the centrally-located counter-rotational cutting structure is disposed on a leading axial side of a radially-inner-most fixed cutting element; and
wherein the leading end of the centrally-located counter-rotational cutting structure is disposed on a trailing axial side of an axially leading-most fixed cutting element.

US Pat. No. 10,556,640

UNMANNED SEMI-SUBMARINE

DALIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECH...

1. An unmanned semi-submarine, comprising:1) a main hull comprising a longitudinal axis;
2) airfoil buoyancy chambers, the airfoil buoyancy chambers comprising a front buoyancy chamber and a rear buoyancy chamber;
3) an antenna;
4) a radar;
5) a propeller;
6) a rudder; and
7) compartments;wherein:the front buoyancy chamber and the rear buoyancy chamber are distributed on the main hull along the longitudinal axis of the main hull;
the radar and the antenna are disposed on a top end of the front buoyancy chamber;
the rudder is disposed on the rear buoyancy chamber to control a forward direction of the unmanned semi-submarine;
the propeller is disposed at a tail of the main hull to drive the unmanned semi-submarine;
a cross-section of the front buoyancy chamber is symmetrical with respect to an axis that is parallel to the longitudinal axis of the main hull;
a cross-section of the rear buoyancy chamber is symmetrical with respect to the axis that is parallel to the longitudinal axis of the main hull;
the compartments comprise a front equipment compartment, a rear equipment compartment, a control equipment compartment, a battery compartment, and a propelling compartment; the compartments are separated from one another by watertight walls;
the radar and the antenna are connected to the control equipment compartment;
the front equipment compartment and the rear equipment compartment are equipped with a sonar and a depth probe;
the control equipment compartment is equipped with processors for obstacle avoidance, route planning, and real-time processing detection data;
the propelling compartment is equipped with a propulsion system and a rudder driving mechanism;
a battery pack is installed in the battery compartment;
the battery compartment is disposed in a bottom of the main hull;
the propelling compartment comprises a DC motor, a reduction gearbox, a transmission shaft, an upper support plate, support pillars, and a lower support plate;
the DC motor is connected to the reduction gearbox; and the reduction gearbox is connected to the propeller via the transmission shaft;
the DC motor and the reduction gearbox are disposed on the lower support plate; and the upper support plate is located above the DC motor and the reduction gearbox;
the support pillars are disposed on the lower support plate; and the upper support plate is supported by the support pillars;
a driver motor is disposed on the upper support plate to supply steering power for the rudder; and
the DC motor and the driver motor are both controlled by a controller in the control equipment compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,556,352

WAIST ROTATION STRUCTURE AND ROBOT

UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP., S...

1. A waist rotation structure comprising:a mounting disc defining a through hole,
a rotatable disc located at a first side of the mounting disc, the rotatable disc defining a first cable insertion hole;
a driving device fixed to a second side of the mounting disc that is opposite the first side, the driving device comprising an output shaft; and
a transmission assembly comprising a drive gear connected to the output shaft, and a transmission cylinder extending through the through hole, the transmission cylinder comprising a body that extends through the through hole, and is rotatably connected to the mounting disc and fixedly connected to the rotatable disc, and a driven gear arranged on a lateral surface of the body and engaged with the drive gear, and the body defining a wiring hole extending opposite ends thereof and aligning with the first cable insertion hole,
wherein the waist rotation structure further comprises a stopper assembly, the stopper assembly comprising a stopper arranged on a side of the rotatable disc that faces the mounting disc, and two posts arranged on a side of the mounting disc that faces the rotatable disc, and the two posts being located on a movement path of the stopper, and being spaced apart from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,555,838

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR APPLYING CLOSED INCISION NEGATIVE PRESSURE WOUND THERAPY

KCI Licensing, Inc., San...

1. A treatment system, the system comprising:a tension relief layer comprising a central elastic region coupled between a pair of opposing wings, wherein at least a portion of each opposing wing of the pair of opposing wings has an adhesive lower surface, wherein the pair of opposing wings are configured to be stretched away from one another towards a first tensile configuration, and wherein while held in the first tensile configuration, the pair of opposing wings are configured to adhere to skin on opposing sides of an incision;
an indicator layer comprising opposing pull tabs respectively coupled to at least a portion of an upper surface of the pair of opposing wings, the opposing pull tabs each having elongated extension portions configured to mate in an interlocked arrangement;
a porous region within the central elastic region configured to allow for a passage of material from the incision or wound to an upper surface of the tension relief layer; and
a conformable sealing layer configured to be applied over the tension relief layer and configured to adhere to tissue adjacent the incision or wound forming a sealed space around at least a portion of the incision or wound.

US Pat. No. 10,555,833

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR OCULAR INJECTION

Clearside Biomedical, Inc...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a medicament container configured to contain a medicament;
a hub configured to be coupled to the medicament container, the hub defining a passageway configured to receive a puncture member therethrough; and
an actuation rod at least partially disposed within the medicament container,
the medicament container, the actuation rod, and the puncture member collectively configured such that (1) a distal end portion of the actuation rod moves within the medicament container in response to a force on the actuation rod when a distal end portion of the puncture member is disposed within a first region of a target tissue, and (2) movement of the distal end portion of the actuation rod within the medicament container in response to the force on the actuation rod is limited when the distal end portion of the puncture member is disposed within a second region of the target tissue, the force having a magnitude less than a threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,555,818

SPINAL FUSION IMPLANT FOR OBLIQUE INSERTION

Institute For Musculoskel...

1. A unitary intervertebral fusion implant for spinal fusion between two adjacent vertebrae comprisinga superior convex surface,
an inferior convex surface, and
four vertical edges, wherein each edge has a different height than the other edges, wherein each edge comprises a superior end and an inferior end, wherein each superior end terminates at the superior convex surface, and wherein each inferior end terminates at the inferior convex surface,
wherein the superior convex surface comprises a first outermost point, the first outermost point being the apex of the implant, and
wherein the inferior convex surface comprises a second outermost point, wherein the apex is the highest point of the implant, and wherein none of the four vertical edges contains the apex, and
wherein the implant is configured for a transforaminal or posterior approach at an oblique insertion angle.

US Pat. No. 10,561,035

WEARABLE COMPUTING SYSTEMS

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A computing device configured to be worn on a user's body, the computing device comprising:a computing device body;
a display coupled with the computing device body;
a first set of computing components incorporated into the computing device body; and
a securing system configured to secure the computing device body in a closed loop around a body part, the securing system comprising a plurality of detachable modular segments each joined to one or more other detachable modular segments to form a band comprising a second set of computing components,
each detachable modular segment comprising
a first mechanical connector and a second mechanical connector each coupled to a complementary mechanical connector on an adjacent detachable modular segment or the computing device body, the first mechanical connector comprising a pin configured to be received through an opening along a length direction of a circular recess on the adjacent detachable modular segment or the computing device body, and the second mechanical connector comprising a circular recess with an opening configured to receive a pin on the adjacent detachable modular segment or the computing device body along a length direction of the circular recess,
a first set of electrical connectors integrated with the first mechanical connector, and a second set of electrical connectors integrated with the second mechanical connector, each set of electrical connectors configured to connect to a corresponding set of electrical connectors integrated with the complementary mechanical connector on the adjacent detachable modular segment or the computing device body, such that the first set of electrical connectors electrically connects to the corresponding set of electrical connectors when the first mechanical connector is coupled to the complementary mechanical connector of the adjacent detachable modular segment or the computing device body, and
one or more electrical components incorporated into the detachable modular segment, such that a functionality of the computing device is modifiable by detaching one or more adjacent detachable modular segments and also by attaching one or more other adjacent detachable modular segments,
wherein the plurality of the detachable modular segments are configured to form an electrical circuit extending around the closed loop.

US Pat. No. 10,561,033

CERAMIC SINTERING FOR UNIFORM COLOR FOR A HOUSING OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A housing for an electronic device, comprising:a wall defining an exterior surface of the housing, the wall comprising:
a ceramic material; and
a pigment incorporated with the ceramic material;
the ceramic material having an L* value at or near the exterior surface greater than about 87 in the CIELAB color space.

US Pat. No. 10,561,032

PRINTING CIRCUIT BOARD ACCOMMODATION CASING HAVING ENGAGEMENT PROTRUSION WITH CRUSHING MARGIN

AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A printed circuit board accommodation casing comprising:a support surface that abuts on a first planar portion of a printed circuit board;
a side wall portion at least partially surrounding the first planar portion of the printed circuit board, the first planar portion of which is abutted by the support surface; and
an engagement protrusion formed on the side wall portion,
wherein the engagement protrusion includes a crushing margin, which is crushed against the first planar portion of the printed circuit board such that the crushing margin is changed in shape by direct pressing contact with the printed circuit board, at a location where the support surface does not abut on the first planar portion of the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,561,031

BOARD UNIT

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. A board unit comprising:a circuit board;
a case having a peripheral wall for accommodating the circuit board, the peripheral wall including a pair of side walls, a front wall and a back wall;
a bus bar electrically connected to the circuit board and having a lead-out part which extends out of the case;
a power terminal connecting the lead-out part of the bus bar with a connection terminal of an electric wire; and
a cover assembled to the case from above so as to cover the power terminal and having a lateral wall, which overlaps a corresponding lateral surface of one of the pair of side walls and on an outer side thereof,
wherein one of the pair of side walls and the lateral wall of the cover is provided with an engagement protrusion protruding outwardly with respect to the cover, and the other of the one of the pair of side walls of the case and the lateral wall of the cover is provided with an engagement recess to be engaged with the engagement protrusion,
wherein the lateral wall of the cover is provided with a latch piece at a position that is axially offset from the engagement protrusion or the engagement recess in a longitudinal direction defining a longitudinal length of the lateral wall, and the one of the pair of side walls of the case is provided with a latch portion to be latched with the latch piece, the engagement protrusion and the latch portion being coplanar with each other on the lateral wall, and
wherein latching between the latch piece and the latch portion restricts displacement of the lateral wall of the cover with respect to the case.

US Pat. No. 10,561,028

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. A flexible display, comprising: a roller, an external wall of the roller being provided with an opening; a first rotating shaft rotatably connected with the roller; and a flexible display screen configured to protrude from the roller or withdraw into the roller through the opening, the flexible display screen having a movable first end and a second end fixed at the first rotating shaft, the first end and the second end being opposite to each other; and at least one second rotating shaft rotatably connected with the roller; a frame on at least one side edge of the flexible display screen, wherein the frame has a first end fixedly connected with the first end of the flexible display screen and a second end fixed at the second rotating shaft, and the frame is configured to flatten the side edge where the frame is located upon the flexible display screen protruding from the roller, and is configured to be separated from the flexible display screen and rolled onto the second rotating shaft upon the flexible display screen withdrawing into the roller, wherein the side edge is an edge of the flexible display screen except the first end and the second end.

US Pat. No. 10,561,023

METHOD OF MAKING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING A THIN FILM RESISTOR FORMED ON AN LCP SOLDER MASK AND RELATED DEVICES

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. An electronic device comprising:a substrate having opposing first and second major surfaces and comprising liquid crystal polymer (LCP);
a plurality of electrically conductive vias through the substrate;
at least one circuit layer comprising a plurality of solder pads carried by the first major surface of the substrate and coupled to respective ones of the plurality of electrically conductive vias;
a plurality of LCP solder masks each carried by a respective one of the first and second major surfaces of the substrate, each LCP solder mask having a plurality of mask openings extending between first and second major surfaces thereof; and
at least one thin film resistor carried by at least one of the plurality of LCP solder masks and coupled between a corresponding pair of adjacent electrically conductive vias from among the plurality of electrically conductive vias;
each LCP solder mask being directly coupled to the substrate without an adhesive layer with the plurality of solder pads being aligned with the plurality of mask openings.

US Pat. No. 10,561,021

POWER SEMICONDUCTOR MODULE AND POWER SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A power semiconductor module comprising:a housing which houses a power semiconductor chip;
a plurality of control pins which protrude outward from an upper surface of the housing, and establish a direct electrical connection between the power semiconductor chip and a control board, at least one of the plurality of control pins being electrically connected to a driver IC to transfer a supply voltage to the driver IC or a control signal to control operation of the power semiconductor chip; and
at least one guide pin which protrudes outward from the upper surface of the housing, wherein
each of the plurality of control pins has at least one step in a height direction from the upper surface of the housing toward a tip farthest from the housing, the at least one step contacting a back surface of the control board, and
a maximum diameter of each of the plurality of control pins is smaller than a maximum diameter of the at least one guide pin.

US Pat. No. 10,561,020

PIN ARRAY INCLUDING SEGMENTED PINS FOR FORMING SELECTIVELY PLATED THROUGH HOLES

International Business Ma...

1. A process of utilizing a pin array that includes multiple segmented pins for forming selectively plated through holes, the process comprising:forming a printed circuit board (PCB) laminate structure that includes a plurality of spinel-doped core layers and a plurality of through holes, wherein each spinel-doped core layer of the plurality of spinel-doped core layers includes a heat-activated spinel material incorporated into a dielectric material;
aligning individual segmented pins of a plurality of segmented pins of a pin array with corresponding through holes of the plurality of through holes of the PCB laminate structure, wherein each segmented pin of the plurality of segmented pins includes one or more heated segments and one or more insulating segments;
inserting the plurality of segmented pins of the pin array into the corresponding through holes;
generating heat within each heated segment of the plurality of segmented pins that is sufficient to form metal nuclei sites in selected regions of the plurality of spinel-doped core layers that are adjacent to portions of the individual through holes that contain the one or more heated segments of the individual segmented pins, wherein the metal nuclei sites function as seed layers to enable formation of selectively plated through holes.

US Pat. No. 10,561,016

FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT BOARD, COF MODULE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE COMPRISING THE SAME

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

1. A flexible circuit board comprising:a substrate;
a first wiring pattern layer provided on a first surface of the substrate;
a first plating layer provided on the first wiring pattern layer and including a first open area;
a second plating layer provided on the first plating layer and including a second open area;
a first protective layer that directly contacts one surface of the first wiring pattern layer exposed at the first open area, a side surface of the first plating layer, and a side surface of the second plating layer;
a second wiring pattern layer provided under a second surface opposite to the first surface of the substrate;
a third plating layer provided under the second wiring pattern layer;
a fourth plating layer provided under the third plating layer; and
a second protective layer provided under the fourth plating layer,
wherein the first protective layer is provided higher than an upper surface of the second plating layer,
wherein a width of the second open area of the second plating layer is larger than a width of the first open area of the first plating layer, and
wherein an upper surface of the first plating layer exposed in the second open area is in direct contact with the first protective layer.

US Pat. No. 10,561,013

COUPLED VIA STRUCTURE, CIRCUIT BOARD HAVING THE COUPLED VIA STRUCTURE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A coupled via structure comprising:a plate via penetrating through a board body, the plate via including a first plate and a second plate, the first plate and the second plate facing each other with a first gap distance therebetween;
a contact pad connected to the plate via on a surface of the board body, the contact pad including a first contact connected to the first plate and a second contact connected to the second plate, the first contact and the second contact being separated from each other; and
a connection line connected to the contact pad on the surface of the board body, the connection line including a first line and a second line, the first line connected to the first contact and the second line connected to the second contact, the second line being spaced apart from the first line by a second gap distance such that the connection line is connected to a coupled signal line having a main signal line for transferring a main signal and a complementary signal line for transferring a complementary signal with respect to the main signal,
wherein the contact pad is in a shape of a plate having a width and a thickness such that the width of the contact pad substantially equals a width of the plate via and a thickness of the contact pad substantially equals a thickness of the plate via.

US Pat. No. 10,561,011

COMBINED HEAT SINK AND PHOTON HARVESTOR

LOON LLC, Mountain View,...

1. A heat transfer system comprising:a first component formed of a thermally conductive material, the first component secured and thermally coupled with an electronic device, the first component including first and second layers; and
a second component including a surface adapted to capture stray photons to provide heat to the electronic device, wherein the first component is in superposed relation with the second component.

US Pat. No. 10,561,004

HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEM INCLUDING LIGHT DIMMER OPERATION BASED UPON A SEQUENCE OF PARTIAL DIMMING COMMANDS AND RELATED METHODS

K4CONNECT INC., Raleigh,...

1. A home automation (HA) system comprising:a plurality of HA operation devices within a structure, at least one of the plurality of HA operation devices comprising a light dimmer for a first area;
a plurality of HA user interface devices for respective users within the structure, each HA user interface device configured to wirelessly communicate with at least one of the plurality of HA operation devices; and
at least one HA hub device within the structure to provide communications for the plurality of HA user interface devices and the plurality of HA operation devices and configured to
receive a light-off command from an HA user interface device within a second area for the light dimmer and send a sequence of partial dimming commands over at least 10 seconds to the light dimmer to turn the light off, and
determine whether the given area is occupied based upon at least one HA operation device, and when occupied, then send a light-on override command to the light dimmer.

US Pat. No. 10,561,000

MODULAR LUMINAIRE, RELATED MODULE, SYSTEM AND LIGHTING APPARATUS

Oy MTG-Meltron Ltd, Hels...

1. A luminaire incorporating a plurality of lighting module units, each module comprising:a plurality of independently controllable light sources; and
each light source having a dedicated, substantially flat lens structure associated therewith, wherein the modules are individually configurable, and further wherein light output characteristics of each module of said plurality are individually controllable to yield a target overall distribution of output light from the luminaire, wherein said lens structure is asymmetric.

US Pat. No. 10,560,994

LIGHTING CONTROL APPARATUS, CORRESPONDING METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE) ...

1. A lighting control apparatus for producing control signals of at least one operating parameter of at least one controlled lighting device, wherein the apparatus includes a learning machine configured for performing:a supervised learning phase, wherein, as a function of a first set of audio and/or video files coupled with a first set of control signals, the machine produces mapping rules between the first set of audio and/or video files and the first set of control signals;
an unsupervised learning phase wherein the machine receives a second set of audio and/or video files and produces, from the second set of audio and/or video files, a second set of control signals as a function of the mapping rules.

US Pat. No. 10,560,991

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Mina...

1. A light emitting device comprising:a plurality of light source units including:
a light source board on which a plurality of types of light sources to be connected to each other in parallel is mounted;
a constant current board on which a constant current circuit for supplying current to the light source is mounted; and
a housing for housing the light source board and the constant current board,
wherein the light sources of the same type of the plurality of the light source units are connected in series to each other,
wherein colors of lights emitted by the light sources are different for each of the types,
wherein a plurality of constant current circuits are connected in series with each type of the light sources, and are disposed dispersedly on the constant current boards of the plurality of light source units,
wherein two light source units are provided,
wherein the light source board is provided with the light sources of three types,
wherein the constant current circuits for each supplying current to the light sources of two types are mounted on one constant current board of the two light source units, each drive current for the light sources of the two types is smaller among the light sources of three types, and
wherein the constant current circuit for supplying current to the light source of one type is mounted on the other constant current board of the two light source units, the drive current of the light source of the one type is the largest among the light sources of the three types.

US Pat. No. 10,560,988

DISPLAY MODULE AND METHOD FOR COATING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for coating a display module comprising:preparing a display module comprising a plurality of luminous elements mounted on a printed circuit board;
arranging a jig along an edge of the printed circuit board, the edge of the printed circuit board provided at an edge of the display module containing the printed circuit board;
forming a coating layer that surrounds side portions of the each of the luminous elements by discharging an opaque coating solvent between each of the luminous elements and the coating also positioned at the edge of the printed circuit board provided at the edge of the display module; and
separating the jig from the printed circuit board,
wherein the forming the coating layer comprises filling up to a region that projects further than the edge of the printed circuit board with the opaque coating solvent using a slanting surface of the jig that is slanting toward an outside of the jig in a direction toward an upper side of the jig.

US Pat. No. 10,560,979

MEASUREMENT RESULT REPORTING METHOD, METHOD FOR COUNTING BY TIMER, APPARATUS, AND USER EQUIPMENT

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

4. A user equipment comprising:a receiver configured to receive a measurement configuration of an unlicensed spectrum cell sent by a base station, wherein the measurement configuration comprises a trigger condition, an average signal strength, a signal strength related time ratio, and a discovery signal measurement timing configuration (DMTC);
obtain a time window ratio, wherein the time window ratio equals NDMTC_valid/NDMTC, where NDMTC_valid is a quantity of DMTCs measured by the processor for which a discovery reference signal (DRS) of the unlicensed spectrum cell is obtained, and NDMTC is a quantity of the DMTCs measured by the processor; and
a transmitter configured to send a measurement result of the average signal strength, the signal strength related time ratio, and the time window ratio to the base station when at least one of the average signal strength or the signal strength related time ratio satisfies the trigger condition.

US Pat. No. 10,560,975

DISCOVERY OF CONNECTED DEVICES TO DETERMINE CONTROL CAPABILITIES AND META-INFORMATION

Belkin International, Inc...

1. A gateway device, comprising:one or more processors;
a non-transitory machine-readable storage medium containing instructions which when executed on the one or more data processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations including:
detecting a network device connected to the gateway device, wherein the gateway device provides communication routing for the network device; and
probing the network device for meta-information and control capabilities of the network device; and
a receiver configured to receive the meta-information and the control capabilities of the network device, wherein the meta-information includes identifying information of the network device;
wherein the non-transitory machine-readable storage medium further contains instructions which when executed on the one or more data processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations including:
determining a device specific interface object for the network device using the meta-information;
determining one or more primary control capabilities corresponding to the network device; and
transmitting a device specific interface object module and the one or more primary control capabilities, wherein the device specific interface object module and the one or more primary control capabilities facilitate display of a gateway device interface, wherein the gateway device interface displays the device specific interface object and a control object, wherein the control object allows control of the network device using the one or more primary control capabilities, and wherein the one or more primary control capabilities include less than all control capabilities of the network device that are provided in a proprietary interface of the network device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,970

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD AND PROGRAM FOR CONTROLLING INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An information processing apparatus communicable with a device including a wireless interface, comprising:a wireless interface for performing wireless communication;
a display device; and
at least one processor that executes instructions to:
make a search for, by transmitting a probe request including an SSID corresponding to an access point information previously connected to the information processing apparatus, a nearby access point corresponding to the SSID, wherein the access point information is stored in the information processing apparatus;
display, on the display device, one or more access points found by the search, and
transmit, to the device, setting information for connection to an access point selected by a user from the displayed one or more access points, using a wireless direct communication established with the device,
wherein, in the search, a probe request including an SSID corresponding to an access point whose stealth SSID function is enabled is transmitted, upon condition that, as the access point information previously connected to the information processing apparatus, information of the access point whose stealth SSID function is enabled is stored.

US Pat. No. 10,560,969

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, AND PROGRAM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A communication apparatus capable of performing wireless communication via a first communication method and a second communication method compliant with the IEE 802.11 standard, the communication apparatus comprising:an execution unit configured to execute an operation mode selectively from among a first operation mode, a second operation mode, and a third operation mode, the first operation mode being an operation mode which is used in the second communication method and in which the communication apparatus performs communication compliant with the IEEE802.11 standard via a wireless network created by the communication apparatus, the second operation mode being an operation mode which is used in the second communication method and in which the communication apparatus performs communication compliant with the IEEE802.11 standard via a wireless network created by an external apparatus, and the third operation mode being an operation mode in which communication compliant with the IEEE802.11 standard based on the first operation mode and communication compliant with the IEEE802.11 standard based on the second operation mode are concurrently performed;
a selection unit configured to select either a first communication parameter for establishing a connection with the wireless network created by the communication apparatus or a second communication parameter for establishing a connection with the wireless network created by the external apparatus as a communication parameter to be provided to another communication apparatus via the first communication method, based on a selection by a user in a case where the third operation mode is executed by the execution unit;
a providing unit configured to provide a communication parameter to the another communication apparatus, the communication parameter which is to be provided by the providing unit being switched between the first communication parameter and the second communication parameter, wherein the providing unit provides the first communication parameter without the selection by the user based on that the execution unit executes the first operation mode, the second communication parameter without the selection by the user based on that the execution unit executes the second operation mode, and either the first communication parameter or the second communication parameter selected by the selection unit based on that the execution unit executes the third operation mode; and
a communication unit configured to communicate with the another communication apparatus via the second communication method compliant with the IEEE802.11 standard, to which the communication parameter has been provided by the providing unit via the first communication method, by using the operation mode corresponding to the communication parameter provided by the providing unit.

US Pat. No. 10,560,963

FIRST RADIO NODE AND METHOD THEREIN FOR PERFORMING A LISTEN-BEFORE-TALK (LBT) WITH A SELECTED LBT METHOD

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a first radio node, the first radio node being configured to operate in a Long Term Evolution, LTE, wireless communications network, the method comprising:selecting a Listen-Before-Talk, LBT, method based on a type of information to be transmitted to a second radio node in a radio channel in unlicensed spectrum;
performing an LBT with the selected LBT method on the radio channel;
when the type of information is data, the selected method comprises always deferring transmission of the data until one of: a) after completion of a first period of observation of the radio channel in which an outcome of the first period of observation of the radio channel is that the radio channel is idle, an outcome of at least a second period of observation of the radio channel is that the radio channel is idle, and b) an outcome of a first period of observation of the radio channel and one or more defer periods is that the radio channel is idle; and
when the type of information is one of control and management information, the selected method comprises allowing transmission of the information immediately after an outcome of the first period of observation is that the radio channel is idle, a duration of the first period of observation providing priority to the one of the control and the management information compared to data.

US Pat. No. 10,560,959

SPREADING OPTIONS FOR NON-ORTHOGONAL MULTIPLE ACCESS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus configured to be employed in an evolved NodeB (“eNB”) comprising:one or more processors configured to:
designate a first plurality of physical resource blocks (“PRBs”) as a non-orthogonal multiple access (“NOMA”) zone and a second plurality of PRBs as an orthogonal multiple access (“OMA”) zone to enable multiplexing user equipments (“UEs”) for uplink transmissions;
schedule a first UE of the UEs to generate the uplink transmissions among the first plurality of PRBs within the NOMA zone without an explicit grant message based on a first transmission packet size or a first transmission rate;
enable the first UE to transmit data without the explicit grant message by using the first plurality of PRBs as long as the first transmission packet size of the data, or the first transmission rate of the data is smaller than a predefined threshold;
signal the predefined threshold to the first UE via explicit signaling and as an Internet of Things (“IoT”) threshold associated with an IoT standard for the first transmission packet size or the first transmission rate; and
schedule the first UE to generate a different transmission in the OMA zone with an explicit grant message by using the second plurality of PRBs based on the first transmission packet size or the first transmission rate reaching or exceeding the IoT threshold; and
a radio frequency (RF) interface, coupled to the one or more processors, configured to receive or transmit transmission data with an RF circuitry.