US Pat. No. 10,690,254

TWO EDUCTOR / FOUR-WAY SELECTOR VALVE ASSEMBLY

Diversey, Inc., Fort Mil...

1. A selector valve assembly comprising:a valve including a product passageway;
a plurality of inlets, at least two of the plurality of inlets circumferentially arranged on the valve and disposed on a radial exterior of the valve, and the plurality of inlets configured to be fluidly coupled to different sources of chemical concentrate; and
one of two outlet passages in fluid communication with the product passageway;
wherein rotation of the valve is configured to fluidly align the product passageway with a selected inlet of the plurality of inlets to direct chemical concentrate from one of the sources of chemical concentrate through one of the two outlet passages.

US Pat. No. 10,688,953

REAR SEAT SIDE AIRBAG DEVICE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A rear seat side airbag device comprising:a case provided inside a vehicle cabin side portion in correspondence with a rear seat, the case being open substantially toward a vehicle front side;
an inflator accommodated inside the case, the inflator configured to generate gas at a time of vehicle collision; and
a side airbag accommodated inside the case and is configured to receive a supply of gas from the inflator and inflates and expands, the side air bag including a distal end portion being fixed to a region of the case or a vehicle body, which region is at a vehicle width direction inner side with respect to the inflator.

US Pat. No. 10,688,894

RECLINER SOFA SYSTEM FOR ECONOMY CLASS SEAT

Safran Seats USA LLC, Ga...

7. A passenger seat assembly comprising:a seat back assembly comprising a frame supporting an upper back support and a lower back support, wherein the lower back support is movable relative to the upper back support between a stowed position and a deployed position;
a seat base assembly comprising a support and a seat base, wherein the seat base is movable relative to the support between a stowed position and a deployed position,
wherein the seat base in the deployed position and the lower back support in the deployed position together define an opening through the frame; and a covering member connecting the lower back support of the seat back assembly with the seat base, and wherein the covering member at least partially defines a foot cavity when the seat base and lower back support are both in the deployed position.

US Pat. No. 10,687,875

RIB RECONSTRUCTION DEVICE

Biomet Manufacturing, LLC...

1. An apparatus for the correction of chest deformities, the apparatus comprising:a rib implant for mounting to a rib, the rib implant including a first aperture having a first axis;
a sternal implant for mounting to a sternum, the sternal implant including a second aperture having a second axis; and
a first elongate member having a first end adjustably received in the first aperture and a second end adjustably received in the second aperture, wherein the first elongate member is configured to be adjustable in an axial direction relative to the first aperture of the rib implant or the second aperture of the sternal implant.

US Pat. No. 10,694,643

BALLAST BLOCKS FOR A LIQUID IMMERSION COOLING SYSTEM

TMGCore, LLC, Plano, TX ...

1. A device comprising: a tank comprising: a bath portion for holding thermally conductive, condensable dielectric fluid and a computer component; and a shelf portion configured to hold at least one ballast block; a pressure controller to reduce or increase an interior pressure of the tank; a condenser for condensing a gas phase of the dielectric fluid; and a robot configured to pick up the computer component; wherein a bottom point of the bath portion has a lower height than a height of the shelf portion; and the ballast block is configured to occupy a volume of the tank above the shelf to displace the dielectric fluid from the shelf to an area over the bath portion; and wherein the ballast block is configured to interlock with another ballast block from a top side or a bottom side of the ballast block and wherein the ballast block comprises recessed portions on the top side of the ballast block such that a riser feet of the other ballast block is configured to lock in one of the recessed portions of the ballast block.

US Pat. No. 10,694,587

ELECTRICALLY HEATABLE COMPOSITE PANE HAVING A CAPACITIVE SWITCHING REGION

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A heatable composite pane having a capacitive switching region, comprising:a substrate and a cover pane;
at least one intermediate layer, arranged between the substrate and the cover pane; and
at least one heating wire and at least two busbars, arranged between the cover pane and the intermediate layer, wherein the heating wire is electrically connected to the at least two busbars in a conducting manner, such that upon application of an electrical voltage to the at least two busbars, a heating current flows through the heating wire, whereby the heating wire is heated,
wherein an electrically conductive contact wire, different from the at least one heating wire, is arranged between the substrate and the intermediate layer or between the cover pane and the intermediate layer,
wherein at least one region of the electrically conductive contact wire forms a capacitive switching region,
wherein the capacitive switching region has at least one contact region and one connection region, the contact region is electrically connected to the connection region, and the connection region is configured to be electrically connected to a sensor electronics system, and
wherein the contact wire is galvanically connected to one of the at least two busbars at precisely one connection region.

US Pat. No. 10,694,625

ROLLABLE DISPLAY

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

1. A rollable display comprising:a flexible display panel including a first surface where an image is displayed and a second surface disposed at a rear side of the flexible display panel;
a back plate disposed in contact with the second surface and including an inner folding portion and an outer folding portion alternately arranged with a non-folding portion therebetween; and
an accommodating case including an opening, through which the flexible display panel and the back plate are integrally introduced or discharged, and accommodating the flexible display panel and the back plate, which are integrally folded at the inner folding portion and the outer folding portion.

US Pat. No. 10,694,617

PLASTIC INJECTION MOLDED POTTING CUPS AND RELATED METHODS

Sensus Spectrum, LLC, Mo...

1. A potting cup positioned on a printed circuit board, the potting cup encapsulating only a portion of the printed circuit board including at least one interface subject to corrosion when exposed to moisture and configured to receive a potting material in the encapsulated portion to cover the at least one interface subject to corrosion, wherein the potting cup comprises a slot such that a portion of the potting cup is positioned directly over an upper surface of the printed circuit board and a portion of the potting cup is positioned directly below a lower surface of the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,694,608

AUDIO-BASED LOAD CONTROL SYSTEM

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A load control device for controlling an amount of power to an electrical load in a zone, the load control device comprising:a microphone for receiving voice commands;
an occupancy sensor for detecting occupancy in the zone;
at least one communication circuit;
a controllably conductive device configured to control the amount of power to the electrical load; and
a control circuit operably connected to the microphone, the at least one communication circuit, and the controllably conductive device, the control circuit configured to:
receive a voice command via the microphone;
determine, based on a signal from the occupancy sensor, whether the zone is occupied;
based on determining that the zone is not occupied, do not transmit the voice command to a voice service;
based on determining that the zone is occupied, transmit via the at least one communication circuit the voice command received via the microphone to a voice service;
receive a response from the voice service;
interpret the response to determine a command;
interpret the response to determine whether the response comprises an indication of a zone;
in response to determining that the response comprises the indication of the zone, determine whether the indication of the zone matches the zone in which the load control device is located;
in response to determining that the indication of the zone matches the zone in which the load control device is located, control the controllably conductive device to control the amount of power to the electrical load in response to the command; and
in response to determining that the indication of the zone does not match the zone in which the load control device is located, do not control the controllably conductive device in response to the command.

US Pat. No. 10,694,577

SYSTEM FOR ELECTRONIC ACQUISITION COMPILATION, AND DISTRIBUTION OF LEGAL INFORMATION USING A MOBILE DEVICE

1. A system for the electronic acquisition, compilation, and distribution of legal information, the system comprising:an application, comprising software, configured to be downloaded to a personal mobile device of a user, the application configured to enable the user to indicate a situation to a legal information processing system configured to transmit a plurality of legal information correlated to the indicated situation; and
a microphone and a camera associated with the mobile device and in operable communication with the application to permit the user to record and store audio and video data via a database in operable communication with the application;
wherein the legal information processing system determines a plurality of responses to the indicated situation.

US Pat. No. 10,694,526

ADAPTIVE PURSUIT LEARNING METHOD TO MITIGATE SMALL-CELL INTERFERENCE THROUGH DIRECTIONALITY

Drexel University, Phila...

1. A method for avoiding interference for a communication link, comprising:synchronizing a common time base between a transmitting node and a receiving node, wherein the transmitting node and the receiving node receive and transmit using directional antennas;
based on the synchronizing of the common time base, sending a link schedule to a client of the transmitting node, wherein the link schedule is for scheduling concurrent directional channel access;
responsive to the sending of the link schedule to the client, receiving an acknowledgment message from the client, wherein the acknowledgment message comprises pursuit statistics of the client, wherein the pursuit statistics comprise a reward metric or selection count; and
coordinating directional transmissions between the transmitting node and the receiving node based on the acknowledgement message.

US Pat. No. 10,694,507

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING UPLINK SIGNAL BETWEEN BASE STATION AND TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND DEVICE FOR SUPPORTING SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) signal by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a plurality PUCCH resource configurations comprising (i) a number of symbols used for a corresponding PUCCH signal, and (ii) symbol index information related to the corresponding PUCCH signal, respectively, via a higher layer signaling;
receiving downlink control information (DCI) related to a certain PUCCH resource configuration among the plurality of PUCCH resource configurations; and
transmitting the PUCCH signal based on the certain PUCCH resource configuration determined based on a combination of (i) the higher layer signaling and (ii) the DCI,
wherein a slot index related to the PUCCH signal is determined based on the DCI.

US Pat. No. 10,694,495

PAGING RELATED METHODS AND APPARATUS

Charter Communications Op...

1. A method of operating a communications system including at least one base station that uses unlicensed spectrum, the method comprising:receiving, at a first base station, a first paging request from a network node, used to control paging of user equipment (UE) devices, said first paging request being a request to page a first UE device;
operating the first base station to perform a paging operation to page the first UE device using unlicensed spectrum;
operating the first base station to determine whether said paging operation was successful or unsuccessful, said step of determining whether said paging operation was successful or unsuccessful including determining, at said first base station, if a paging signal was transmitted to said first UE device as part of said paging operation;
wherein said step of determining whether said paging operation was successful or unsuccessful includes determining that said paging operation was unsuccessful, the method further comprising:
operating the first base station to communicate a paging response to the network node in response to said first paging request indicating that the paging operation was unsuccessful and indicating a reason why said paging operation was unsuccessful, said indicated reason being different if a paging signal was transmitted to said first UE device as part of said paging operation than when a signal is not transmitted to the first UE device as part of said paging operation.

US Pat. No. 10,694,651

CHIP-PLACING METHOD PERFORMING AN IMAGE ALIGNMENT FOR CHIP PLACEMENT AND CHIP-PLACING APPARATUS THEREOF

SAUL TECH TECHNOLOGY CO.,...

1. A chip-placing method that performs an image alignment for chip placement, the chip-placing method being applied while a chip-placing member of a chip-placement apparatus is configured to move to a to-be-placed location on a substrate, the chip-placing apparatus including a chip-placing device, a reference-image capturing device and an alignment-image capture device, the chip-placing device including the chip-placing member and a marking member adjacent to the chip-placing member, the chip-placing method comprising:a chip pick-up step that enables the chip-placing member to suck a chip;
a reference-image capturing step that enables the reference-image capturing device to capture an image of the marking member from an opposite direction of the chip-placing device, and captures an image of the chip sucked by the chip-placing member so as to obtain a relative position information of the chip in relation to the marking member;
an alignment-image capturing step that enables the alignment-image capture device to capture, from a backside of the chip-placing device, an image showing the marking member and the substrate so as to obtain a relative position information of the marking member in relation to the substrate;
a calculating and processing step that obtains a position calibration relationship information of the position of the chip sucked by the chip-placing member in relation to a to-be-placed location of the substrate according to the relative position information of the chip in relation to the marking member and the relative position information of the marking member in relation to the substrate;
a calibration adjusting step that calibrates a relative position of the chip-placing member in relation to the to-be-placed location according to the position calibration relationship information so as to align the position of the chip sucked by the chip-placing member with the to-be-placed location; and
a chip placing step that enables the chip-placing member to place the chip,
wherein the reference-image capturing step includes a two-separate capturing sub-step and an image-overlapping sub-step, the two-separate capturing sub-step enabling the reference-image capturing device in a reference position to respectively capture the image of the marking member and the image of the chip sucked by the chip-placing member, and the image-overlapping sub-step enables the image of the marking member and the image of the chip sucked by the chip-placing member to be overlapped so as to obtain the relative position information of the chip in relation to the marking member,
wherein the chip-placing member and the marking member are disposed as separated with each other with a predetermined fixed distance such that the two-separate capturing sub-step enables the chip-placing device to move the predetermined fixed distance to enable the reference-image capturing device in the reference position to respectively capture the image of the marking member and the image of the chip sucked by the chip-placing member.

US Pat. No. 10,694,646

SMART CONTAINERS AND/OR BOXES HANDLED BY, AND STORED IN, AUTOMATED SMD WAREHOUSE

Mycronic AB, Taby (SE)

1. A container for use in a Surface Mount Technology (SMT) system comprising a Surface Mount Device (SMD) warehouse, the container comprising:an outer shell having side walls and a base defining at least one compartment to accommodate an SMT-job related object;
a cover configured to at least partly enclose the at least one compartment; and
a display unit configured to display information related to the SMT-job related object;
wherein the container has an outer shape allowing the container to be transported by an actuator of the SMD warehouse,
wherein the display unit is an electronic alphanumerical display that is configured to display information including at least one of
alphanumeric information, or
an optically scannable code.

US Pat. No. 10,694,627

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display device comprising:a housing;
a roller located within the housing;
a display panel;
a plate at a rear of the display panel, wherein the plate comprises a plurality of openings; and
an adhesive layer between the plate and the display panel,
wherein a resin is disposed to fill in the plurality of openings and cover a rear of the plate, and
wherein the display panel and the plate are wound on the roller.

US Pat. No. 10,694,624

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY DEVICES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device operable in a folded position, comprising:a housing having at least first and second housing portions;
first and second display regions, wherein the first display region is in the first housing portion and the second display region is in the second housing portion; and
a hinge that couples the first housing portion to the second housing portion so that the first and second housing portions rotate relative to each other, wherein the hinge comprises a four-bar linkage having first and second hinge members and a shaft that couples a first end of the first hinge member to a second end of the second hinge member, and wherein the shaft is non-overlapping with the first and second housing portions when the electronic device is in the folded position.

US Pat. No. 10,694,613

CONTROLLING GROUPS OF ELECTRICAL LOADS

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A remote control device comprising:a user interface;
a communication circuit; and
a control circuit configured to:
identify an actuation of the user interface, wherein the actuation is configured to control a state of one or more lighting devices in a group of lighting devices;
transmit, via the communication circuit in response to the actuation, a status query message to at least one lighting device of the group of lighting devices to identify a state of the at least one lighting device prior to controlling the state of the one or more lighting devices in the group of lighting devices;
receive, via the communication circuit, a status message from the at least one lighting device of the group of lighting devices, wherein the status message indicates the state of the at least one lighting device; and
transmit, via the communication circuit, a digital message configured to control the state of the one or more lighting devices in the group of lighting devices based on the state indicated by the status message received from the at least one lighting device of the group of lighting devices.

US Pat. No. 10,694,605

OUTDOOR LIGHTING FIXTURES CONTROL SYSTEMS AND METHODS

ORION ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC...

1. A control module, comprising:an interface configured to electrically and physically couple the control module to a light fixture, the light fixture comprising a dimmable light source and a light fixture housing, wherein the interface physically couples the control module to an exterior of the light fixture housing;
a control module housing;
a 2.4 GHz radio-frequency (RF) transceiver within the control module housing;
an antenna electrically coupled to the RF transceiver and tuned to facilitate RF communication at 2.4 GHz;
a microcontroller coupled to a memory device;
a photocell configured to detect an ambient light level;
wherein the control module is configured to control the dimmable light source and is operable to place the dimmable light source in an off state, in a dimmed state, and in a fully illuminated state,
wherein the RF transceiver and the microcontroller cooperate to facilitate remote configuration and monitoring of the control module,
wherein the RF transceiver and the microcontroller cooperate to transmit data to, and receive data from, one or more other control modules in a plurality of control modules, and
wherein the microcontroller is configurable, when programmed via the RF transceiver, to control the dimmable light source according to the detected ambient light level, according to a schedule, or according to the detected ambient light level and the schedule.

US Pat. No. 10,694,594

LIGHTING FIXTURE CONTROL SYSTEMS AND METHODS

ORION ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC...

1. A system comprising:a control module coupled to a driver;
a light source coupled to the driver and configured to receive controlled power from the driver;
a first sensor configured to cooperate with the control module to detect occupancy and control the power delivered from the driver to the light source according to a signal provided to the control module by the first sensor;
a second sensor configured to cooperate with the control module to detect ambient light and control the power delivered from the driver to the light source according to a signal provided to the control module by the second sensor; and
a graphical user interface (GUI) executing on a controller device wirelessly coupled to the control module and configured to communicate with the control module to configure the operation of the control module, the GUI configured to execute on a touch-sensitive display configured to facilitate user interaction with the controller device,
wherein the GUI is operable to create one or more control groups, each group comprising multiple control modules,
wherein the GUI is operable to control the driver to control the on/off state of the light source,
wherein the control module is programmable to cause the driver to control the light source according to the detection by the first sensor of occupancy; turning on the light source upon detecting that an area monitored by the first sensor is occupied and turning off the light source after a configurable delay period upon detecting that the area monitored by the first sensor is not occupied,
wherein the control module is programmable to cause the driver to control the light source according to the detection by the second sensor of ambient light, and
wherein the system is configurable to include a switch to cause the light source to be turned on without regard to occupancy detected by the first sensor or ambient light detected by the second sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,694,578

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR HAND-IN TO A FEMTO NODE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications, comprising:receiving a handover message for a device comprising one or more parameters including a primary scrambling code (PSC) related to a target femto node;
applying, to one or more femto nodes that utilize the PSC, one or more filters based in part on the one or more parameters to determine whether at least one femto node of the one or more femto nodes corresponds to the target femto node; and
preparing the at least one femto node to receive hand-in of the device,
wherein the applying the one or more filters further comprises applying an uplink (UL) received signal strength indicator (RSSI) filter to the one or more femto nodes that determines that a specific femto node is a possible target femto node in response to a rise in UL RSSI measured at the specific femto node indicating presence of the device, wherein applying the UL RSSI filter comprises:
storing a received UL RSSI reported by the specific femto node according to a time schedule for use with the UL RSSI filter;
comparing an average over time of the received UL RSSI for the specific femto node to a current UL RSSI for the specific femto node to determine the rise in UL RSSI measured at the specific femto node;
setting a threshold for each specific femto node based in part on a cell individual offset of each of the one or more femto nodes; and
determining that the rise in UL RSSI measured at the specific femto node indicates presence of the device at the specific femto node in response to determining that a difference between the current UL RSSI for the specific femto node and the average over time of the received UL RSSI for the specific femto node satisfies the threshold for the specific femto node.

US Pat. No. 10,694,572

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR CONTROLLING STATES OF USER EQUIPMENT

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

1. A method for controlling states of a user equipment (UE), applied to the UE, the method comprising:detecting whether a preset state switching event is triggered, wherein the UE is in an inactive state;
sending, a state indication message for indicating that the UE needs to switch to a connection state, to a base station, upon detecting that the preset state switching event is triggered, wherein a state switching instruction for instructing the UE to switch to the connection state is returned by the base station according to the state indication message;
switching from the inactive state to the connection state according to the state switching instruction;
wherein the preset state switching event comprises at least one of the followings:
a bearer corresponding to traffic data to be sent by the UE does not belong to a designated bearer that is a bearer capable of transmitting traffic data in the inactive state;
and
a bearer corresponding to traffic data to be received by the UE does not belong to the designated bearer;
wherein prior to the detecting whether the preset state switching event is triggered, the method further comprises:
receiving an inactive state instruction of the base station, wherein the inactive state instruction comprises configuration information of the designated bearer for indicating a traffic type of traffic data corresponding to the designated bearer;
entering the inactive state according to the inactive state instruction, and storing the configuration information of the designated bearer; and
performing the step of detecting whether the preset state switching event is triggered according to the configuration information of the designated bearer.

US Pat. No. 10,694,550

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INITIAL ACCESS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of operating a base station in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a terminal, at least one of first random access signals transmitted through transmit beams of the terminal;
identifying at least one receive beam of the base station corresponding to a location of the terminal, wherein the location of the terminal is identified based on a signal strength for the transmit beams measured by the base station based on the at least one of the first random access signals, and a signal strength for transmit beams measured by at least two other base stations based on the at least one of the first random access signals;
receiving, from the terminal based on the identified at least one receive beam, at least one of second random access signals transmitted through the transmit beams of the terminal; and
establishing a connection with the terminal based on a signal strength for the at least one of the second random access signals,
wherein the at least two other base stations comprise a first base station and a second base station,
wherein the location of the terminal is identified based on:
a beam index of a transmit beam of the terminal having a highest signal strength measured by the base station among the transmit beams;
a beam index of a transmit beam of the terminal having a highest signal strength measured by the first base station among the transmit beams; and
a beam index of a transmit beam of the terminal having a highest signal strength measured by the second base station among the transmit beams, and
wherein a respective signal strength corresponds to a power density profile (PDP).

US Pat. No. 10,694,514

ADAPTIVE TWO-STAGE DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNEL STRUCTURE FOR CODE BLOCK GROUP BASED FIFTH GENERATION (5G) OR OTHER NEXT GENERATION SYSTEMS

1. A system, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
transmitting first control data from a transmitter device to a receiver device, wherein the first control data comprises a first data structure;
directing, to the receiver device, code block groups that are determined based on a segmentation of a transport block related to the first control data; and
in response to receiving, from the receiver device, a feedback signal that indicates an error during a communication of a code block group of the code block groups,
transmitting, during a first stage, second control data from the transmitter device to the receiver device via a control channel, wherein the second control data is formatted in accordance with the first data structure, and wherein the second control data relates to a length of the transport block; and
transmitting, during a second stage, third control data from the transmitter device to the receiver device via the control channel, wherein the third control data is indicative of the code block group and is formatted in accordance with an adaptable second data structure.

US Pat. No. 10,691,438

ACCESS FREQUENCY-BASED FILE MANAGEMENT IN VIRTUALIZED COMPUTING ENVIRONMENTS USING SPARSE FILES

Parallels International G...

1. A method comprising:executing, by a processing device of a computer system, a hypervisor to manage one or more virtual machines that each include a guest operating system, wherein the guest operating system comprises a guest file system and supports an access to the virtual machine from a client device;
receiving, by the processing device, from within the guest operating system, a request to store a first data file in the guest file system;
in response to receiving the request to store the first data file:
storing the first data file in a first storage device for a file system outside the guest file system, the first data file having a first file path in a folder structure of the file system outside the guest file system;
storing a second data file in the guest file system, wherein the second data file is a sparse file for the first data file, the second data file having a second file path in a folder structure of the guest file system, wherein the second file path shares a common portion with the first file path; and
storing metadata for the second data file, wherein the metadata directs requests to access the second data file from within the guest operating system to the first data file stored in the first storage device, the metadata comprising an identifier of the common portion for determining a location of the second data file;
receiving, from within the guest operating system, a plurality of requests to access the second data file;
responsive to each of the plurality of requests, accessing the first data file using the metadata for the second data file;
storing a record of the requests to access the second data file;
identifying, based on the stored record, an access frequency of the requests to access the second data file; and
moving, based on the access frequency, the first data file from the first storage device outside the guest file system to a second storage device outside the guest file system.

US Pat. No. 10,690,592

HAPLOID SEED CLASSIFICATION USING SINGLE SEED NEAR-INFRARED SPECTROSCOPY

University of Florida Res...

1. A method of sorting haploid seeds, comprising:providing a population of seeds to be sorted, each seed being either a haploid seed or a diploid-hybrid seed;
providing an apparatus comprising a light source and a spectrometer capable of examining each seed individually;
illuminating each seed with light generated by the light source;
acquiring at least one spectrum of each seed;
processing the at least one spectrum of each seed using computer software with user-determined parameters and storing the data in a data matrix;
calibrating a regression model based on a portion of the data matrix that excludes a selected genotype of seeds, the genotype being considered a held-out genotype;
cross-validating the regression model by holding out each genotype present in the population of seeds and repeating the classification step; and
classifying a randomly sampled seed using the validated model.

US Pat. No. 10,694,649

FEEDER MAINTENANCE APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD OF FEEDER MAINTENANCE APPARATUS

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A feeder maintenance apparatus, comprising:a mounting section on which is mounted a feeder which supplies components and is configured for use in a mounting device that mounts the components onto a board;
a lubricant supply section on the mounting section, the lubricant supply section configured to supply a lubricant to a driving section of the feeder, the lubricant supply section provided on the mounting section;
an acquisition section which acquires feeder information from the feeder, the feeder information including a feeder type;
a position adjustment mechanism on the mounting section, the position adjustment mechanism configured to relatively move the feeder and the lubricant supply section in a front-back direction of the feeder; and
a control section configured to
control the position adjustment mechanism to arrange the lubricant supply section at a predetermined maintenance position determined based on the acquired feeder information, and
control the lubricant supply section to supply the lubricant at the predetermined maintenance position to the driving section of the feeder.

US Pat. No. 10,694,642

COMPUTING DEVICE COOLING FACILITY INCLUDING A MIXING CHAMBER

Core Scientific, Inc., B...

1. A system for cooling computing devices, comprising:a facility having an interior space that includes a supply air space and an exhaust air space, the supply air space configured to receive outside air from an external environment of the facility, the exhaust air space configured to exhaust heated air to the external environment;
an air inlet coupled to an exterior wall of the facility and configured to deliver outside air to the supply air space from the external environment;
an exhaust air outlet configured to exhaust the heated air from the exhaust air space to the external environment;
a plurality of computing devices arranged within a computing space of the supply air space fluidically connecting the supply air space and the exhaust air space, wherein at least some of the plurality of computing devices include at least one fan of a plurality of computing device fans that, when operable, draw the outside air from the external environment into the supply air space through the air inlet, move the outside air from the supply air space across one or more heat generating components of the plurality of computing devices to cool the one or more heat generating components, exhaust the outside air into the exhaust air space as heated air, and push the heated air within the exhaust air space into the external environment through the exhaust air outlet;
the interior space further including a mixing chamber in which a temperature of the outside air is adjusted via mixing, the mixing chamber disposed downstream of the air inlet and upstream of the plurality of computing devices;
wherein the mixing chamber is at least partially defined between the exterior wall of the facility and an interior wall at least partially separating the mixing chamber and the computing space;
wherein the plurality of computing device fans are configured to provide sufficient airflow of the outside air through the system to cool the plurality of computing devices;
wherein an overall airflow through the system is driven by the plurality of computing device fans and an average temperature of the system is maintained within a desired temperature range by the overall airflow through the system;
wherein the facility is a multi-story facility including a plurality of levels:
wherein the computing space includes a main portion, a first computing floor portion, and a second computing floor portion disposed above the first computing floor portion;
wherein the mixing chamber is in fluid communication with the main portion of the computing space via an air filter: and
wherein the main portion of the computing space is in fluid communication with the first computing floor portion and the second computing floor portion via at least one second air filter.

US Pat. No. 10,694,641

WICKLESS CAPILLARY DRIVEN CONSTRAINED VAPOR BUBBLE HEAT PIPES FOR APPLICATION IN ELECTRONIC DEVICES WITH VARIOUS SYSTEM PLATFORMS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

14. A system comprising:an electronic device embedded in a substrate; and
a wickless capillary driven constrained vapor bubble heat pipe embedded in the substrate, the wickless capillary driven constrained vapor bubble heat pipe including:
a capillary including:
a first curved wall,
a first linear wall directly coupled to the first curved wall,
a second curved wall,
a second linear wall directly coupled to the second curved wall,
a first corner formed by two first intersecting walls, a first of the two first intersecting walls of the first corner connected to the first linear wall and a second of the two first intersecting walls of the first corner connected to the second linear wall,
a third linear wall directly coupled to the second curved wall,
a third curved wall,
a fourth linear wall directly coupled to the third curved wall, and
a second corner formed by two second intersecting walls, a first of the two second intersecting walls of the second corner connected to the third linear wall and a second of the two second intersecting walls of the second corner connected to the fourth linear wall; and
a liquid partially filling the capillary to dissipate heat.

US Pat. No. 10,694,589

INDUCTION HOB DEVICE

1. An induction hob device, comprising:at least one induction heating element adapted to heat a cooking utensil;
at least one detection circuit cooperating with the at least one induction heating element to detect a presence of the cooking utensil, said at least one detection circuit being directly connected to the at least one induction heating element irrespective of an operating state, said at least one detection circuit being configured to change at least one detection parameter of the at least one detection circuit;
at least one heat frequency unit which comprises a plurality of damping capacitors connected in series and is configured to supply the at least one induction heating element;
a control unit configured to determine at least one cooking utensil parameter as a function of a natural frequency change of the at least one detection circuit;
at least one power current supply unit which is configured to supply the at least one induction heating element; and
at least one sensor current supply unit which is configured supply the at least one detection circuit and is embodied separately from the at least one power currently supply unit.

US Pat. No. 10,694,571

SERVICE PROCESSING METHOD AND SERVICE PROCESSING APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A service processing method, comprising:receiving, by an access network device, from a core network device, a bearer setup request message of a voice over long term evolution (VoLTE) service;
determining, by the access network device, that the terminal is in a weak coverage area of the access network device;
sending, by the access network device through the core network device, a radio resource not available indication to an interne protocol multimedia subsystem (IMS);
sending, by the IMS according to the radio resource not available indication, a message which triggers the terminal to initiate a circuit switched fallback call to the terminal; and
canceling, by the IMS according to the radio resource not available indication, the VoLTE service of the terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,694,570

LTE-WIFI AGGREGATION (LWA) SUPPORT IN A CLOUD-RAN SYSTEM

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A system to provide wireless service to user equipment using licensed radio frequency (RF) spectrum and unlicensed RF spectrum, the system comprising:a controller communicatively coupled to a core network of a wireless service provider;
a plurality of radio points to transmit and receive radio frequency signals to and from the user equipment using the licensed RF spectrum, each of the radio points associated with at least one antenna and located remote from the controller, wherein the plurality of radio points is communicatively coupled to the controller over a switched Ethernet network; and
a wireless termination to transmit and receive radio frequency signals to and from the user equipment using unlicensed RF spectrum, wherein the wireless termination comprises a plurality of wireless local area network (WLAN) access points;
wherein the controller is configured to use a mobility group for providing the wireless service to the user equipment using the unlicensed RF spectrum and the plurality of WLAN access points; and
wherein the controller is configured to establish an interface with the wireless termination for the mobility group to communicate control plane data to the wireless termination associated with providing the wireless service to the user equipment using the unlicensed RF spectrum.

US Pat. No. 10,694,566

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING SIGNAL IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a sidelink communication signal by a sidelink User Equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:determining a set of subframe for the sidelink communication signal, and
transmitting the sidelink communication signal based on the set of subframe for the sidelink communication signal,
wherein subframes of the set of subframe are firstly re-indexed, starting from a first subframe of the set of subframe,
wherein subframes in the firstly re-indexed subframes are secondly reindexed with a modulo 10 operation.

US Pat. No. 10,694,561

USER APPARATUS, AND SIGNAL TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A user apparatus that performs D2D communication by radio, comprising:a signal reception unit configured to detect a signal addressed to the user apparatus by detecting an identifier, of a physical layer of the user apparatus, that is associated with an identifier of an upper layer of the user apparatus from a signal received by radio,
wherein the signal reception unit detects data of the upper layer addressed to the user apparatus by using the identifier of the physical layer of the user apparatus as a part of the identifier of the upper layer of the user apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,694,559

FIFTH GENERATION NEW RADIO BACKHAUL AND ACCESS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method of managing wireless backhaul communications in a wireless communication network by an Integrated Backhaul-Access and Mobility Function (IB-AMF) server, the method comprising:receiving, by the IB-AMF server, an access request from a base station;
authenticating the base station for access to the wireless communication network;
allocating resources for a wireless backhaul link between the base station and a relay base station;
sending an access grant to the relay base station, the access grant including an indication of the allocated resources for the wireless backhaul link, the sending the access grant being effective to cause the relay base station to forward the access grant to the base station and establish the wireless backhaul link;
receiving, by the IB-AMF server, monitoring data for the wireless backhaul link from the base station, the relay base station, or both, the monitoring data including radio measurements of a quality of the wireless backhaul link;
evaluating performance of the wireless backhaul link based at least in part on the received monitoring data; and
based on the evaluating, sending a reconfiguration message to the base station, the relay base station, or both to reconfigure the wireless backhaul link.

US Pat. No. 10,694,557

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SECURE ONBOARDING OF DEVICES OVER A WIRELESS NETWORK

Reliance Jio Infocomm Lim...

1. A method for automatically connecting at least one IoT device [130] to at least one access point [120] via a wireless network [140], the method being performed by an onboarding server [110], the method comprising:receiving a configuration setting request from at least one access point [120], wherein
the at least one access point [120] transmits the configuration setting request pursuant to receiving a broadcasting probe request from the at least one IoT device [130], and
the configuration setting request includes an identifier corresponding to the at least one IoT device [130];
determining a status of the at least one IoT device [130] based on an analysis of the identifier, wherein the status of the at least one IoT device [130] includes one of an on-board and an off-board;
transmitting one of a configuration setting and a default setting to the at least one access point [120] based on the status of the at least one IoT device [130], wherein
the configuration setting is transmitted to the at least one access point [120] in an event the status of the at least one IoT device [130] is the on-board, and
the default setting is transmitted to the at least one access point [120] in an event the status of the at least one IoT device [130] is the off-board;
establishing one of a permanent connection using the configuration setting and a temporary connection using the default setting, between the at least one access point [120] and the at least one IoT device [130] via the wireless network [140]; and
switching the status of the at least one IoT device [130] to the on-board in an event the temporary connection is established, wherein the switching comprising steps of:
receiving the identifier from the at least one IoT device [130] via the temporary connection,
generating and transmitting the configuration setting corresponding to the at least one IoT device [130] based on a positive matching of the identifier with a preconfigured set of identifiers,
receiving an indication from the at least one IoT device [130] in an event the at least one IoT device [130] stores the configuration setting, and updating the status of the at least one IoT device [130] to the on-board pursuant to receiving the indication.

US Pat. No. 10,694,555

WIRELESS MESH NETWORK FORMATION

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A method comprising:determining, by an access point, whether the access point is to function as an unconnected mesh portal in a wireless mesh network, wherein the access point has a first port and a second port, and wherein determining whether the access point is to function as the unconnected mesh portal in the wireless mesh network further comprises determining whether the first port and the second port are connected to each other via a cable;
in response to the determination that the access point is to function as the unconnected mesh portal in the wireless mesh network, using a self-assigned Internet Protocol (IP) addressing technique to obtain an IP address for the access point; and
implementing a stored static mesh key to form the wireless mesh network with an other access point and to output configuration information to the other access point.

US Pat. No. 10,694,543

NETWORK NODES, AND METHODS THEREIN FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF A NEIGHBOUR NODE RELATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a radio network node operating in a wireless communications network, wherein the method comprises:transmitting information to a further network node identifying a random access preamble received at the radio network node and indicating a first reception time; and
establishing a neighbor relation with another radio network node in the wireless communications network, responsive to receiving an indication that the other radio network node neighbors the radio network node, the indication based on the further network node determining that the other radio network node received the same random access preamble at a second reception time, wherein a difference between the first reception time and the second reception time is within a desired threshold value and the difference corresponds to different distances of propagation paths from a communication device to the radio network node and to the other network node.

US Pat. No. 10,694,540

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MAINTAINING SERVICE CONTINUITY

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for maintaining service continuity, wherein the method comprises:sending, by a base station, a multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) service scheduling stop information to user equipment,
wherein the MBMS service scheduling stop information carries information notifying the user equipment that scheduling of the MBMS service is to be stopped; and
continuing to schedule, by the base station, the MBMS service until a predetermined condition is met, and then, stopping scheduling the MBMS service.

US Pat. No. 10,694,529

SWARM COMMUNICATION METHOD AND DEVICE

APIUM INC, Glendale, CA ...

1. A method for communicating between a plurality of transceivers, the method comprising:transmitting a packet, by a first transceiver of the plurality of transceivers, during each transmission cycle of a plurality of transmission cycles executed at an adjustable transmission cycle frequency;
establishing, at a first time, by the first transceiver, a first transmission cycle frequency; and
establishing, at a second time, by the first transceiver, a second transmission cycle frequency, higher than the first transmission cycle frequency,
the establishing of the first transmission cycle frequency comprising establishing the first transmission cycle frequency based on a first set of transceiver counts, each of the transceiver counts of the first set of transceiver counts being a count of transceivers that are, at the first time, within communication range of a respective second transceiver of a first plurality of second transceivers, the first plurality of second transceivers being a subset of the plurality of transceivers, each of the second transceivers of the first plurality of second transceivers being, at the first time, within communication range of the first transceiver,
the establishing of the second transmission cycle frequency comprising establishing the second transmission cycle frequency based on a second set of transceiver counts, each of the transceiver counts of the second set of transceiver counts being a count of transceivers that are, at the second time, within communication range of a respective second transceiver of a second plurality of second transceivers, the second plurality of second transceivers being a subset of the plurality of transceivers, each of the second transceivers of the second plurality of second transceivers being, at the second time, within communication range of the first transceiver,
the average of the transceiver counts of the second set of transceiver counts being less than the average of the transceiver counts of the first set of transceiver counts;
wherein the establishing of the first transmission cycle frequency comprises calculating the first transmission cycle frequency F according to the equation
F=B/(N*T),
wherein N is the average of the transceiver counts of the first set of transceiver counts, T is a duration of the packet, and B is a constant having a value between 0.1 and 4.0.

US Pat. No. 10,694,527

CO-EXISTENCE OF RELIABLE LOW LATENCY AND OTHER SERVICES IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication by a base station, comprising:reserving a first region of a set of resources for at least a first uplink transmission related to a first type of service having a first latency requirement;
assigning a second region of the set of resources to a first user for a second uplink transmission related to a second type of service having a second latency requirement;
receiving, from a second user, the first uplink transmission in the first region; and
in response to the first uplink transmission:
transmitting, to the first user, an indication to terminate or suspend the second uplink transmission; and
dynamically assigning the second region of the set of resources to the second user for a third uplink transmission related to the first type of service.

US Pat. No. 10,694,502

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BUFFER STATUS REPORT IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for radio communication with a base station, by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:identifying whether an uplink resource for data to be transmitted to the base station is available, when a buffer status report to be transmitted to the base station is triggered;
transmitting an uplink packet including the buffer status report using the uplink resource, in response to the uplink resource being available; and
transmitting a scheduling request to the base station, in response to the uplink resource not being available for a predetermined time duration, wherein the scheduling request is used for requesting an uplink resource for the buffer status report.

US Pat. No. 10,693,239

HDTV ANTENNA ASSEMBLIES

Antennas Direct, Inc., E...

1. A high definition television antenna assembly configured to be operable for receiving VHF high definition television signals and UHF high definition television signals, the high definition television antenna assembly comprising:a first antenna element having a generally annular shape with an opening and first and second end portions; and
a second antenna element including first and second arms spaced apart from the first antenna element and extending at least partially along portions of the first antenna element;
wherein the first and second antenna elements are substantially coplanar; and
wherein each of the first and second arms includes a bottom portion, an upwardly extending portion generally perpendicular to the bottom portion, a rounded end portion between the upwardly extending portion and a concave portion that extends from the rounded end portion generally under the first antenna element.

US Pat. No. 10,687,860

SEGMENTAL CORRECTION OF LUMBAR LORDOSIS

RETROSPINE PTY LTD, Sydn...

1. An apparatus for stabilizing a spine, comprising:a plurality of transverse rods, each of the transverse rods attachable to a vertebra;
a single central connector, comprising:
a plurality of links, each link having an elongated through-hole,
wherein each of the links are connected to, and in contact with, adjacent links through the elongated through-hole and each of the links are substantially aligned along a longitudinal axis;
wherein at least one connecting fastener extends through the elongated through-hole of at least one of the plurality of links, such that a longitudinal axis of the at least one connecting fastener intersects with one of the plurality of transverse rods; and
wherein each of the plurality of transverse rods are translationally fixed to at least one of the plurality of links, wherein at least one of the links is fixed to a bridge between the link and at least one of the transverse rods, the bridge having a smaller width than the link.

US Pat. No. 10,694,650

TAPE FEEDER

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A tape feeder that is used in a component mounting device for installing a component on a board, the component being held by a mounting head, transports a carrier tape containing the component, and supplies the component to a component extraction position by the mounting head, the tape feeder comprising:a tape guideway that has an insertion port into which a leading tape and a following tape can be inserted, the following tape being a carrier tape fed after the leading tape;
a first tape transporter that is provided on a downstream side of the tape guideway, and transports the leading tape to the component extraction position in the tape guideway;
a second tape transporter that is provided on an upstream side of the tape guideway, and transports the following tape from the insertion port to the first tape transporter;
a following tape holder that has a first supporter that supports one side of an uninserted portion of the following tape not inserted into the insertion port in a width direction from a lower side, and a second supporter that supports the other side of the uninserted portion in a width direction from the lower side, and holds the uninserted portion of the following tape at a position separated upward from an uninserted portion of the leading tape; and
a displacer that displaces a position of the second supporter upward with respect to the first supporter, and displaces the uninserted portion of the following tape from the following tape holder,
wherein a width of one end portion of the second supporter decreases toward the insertion port.

US Pat. No. 10,694,648

SYSTEM FOR INSERTING PINS INTO AN ARTICLE

KORVIS LLC, Corvallis, O...

1. A system for placement of a pin, which comprises a pin head and a pin body, into at least one hole fabricated on an article, the system comprising:a moveable base on which the article having a surface carrying the at least one hole is located;
a press head for holding the pin and inserting the held pin into the at least one hole on the article;
a first vision system installed to capture a first image illustrating planar arrangement of a designated hole on the article;
a second vision system installed with an optical assembly to capture a second image and a third image capable of illustrating a center axis of the held pin in relation to a center axis of the press head respectively from two vantage points which are substantially perpendicular to one another at a vertical plane;
a computing unit being configured to
assign a relative coordinate consisting of a X-value and a Y-value being correspondingly indicative to an actual location of the at least one hole at a X-axis and a Y-axis on the surface,
compute relative deviations presented between the held pin and the designated hole at the X-axis and the Y-axis, the relative deviation at the X-axis being computed by way of calculating an offset of the at least one hole and an offset of the pin at the X-axis, the relative deviation at the Y-axis being computed by way of calculating an offset of the at least one hole and an offset of the pin at the Y-axis, and
move the base to adjust the article in a manner correcting or compensating the computed deviation prior to inserting the held pin into the at least one hole.

US Pat. No. 10,694,639

STORAGE DEVICE AND HARD DRIVE WITH HEAT DISSIPATION FUNCTION

ADATA TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD...

1. A hard drive with a heat dissipation function, comprising:a case including an accommodation space, wherein the case includes a body portion and a cover portion disposed on the body portion, and the accommodation space is formed between the body portion and the cover portion;
a storage module disposed in the accommodation space of the case; and
a working fluid disposed in the accommodation space of the case, wherein the storage module is immersed in the working fluid so that heat generated by the storage module is conducted from the working fluid to the case;
wherein the working fluid is sealed in the accommodation space of the case, and the working fluid is not in contact with an external environment;
wherein a circuit board of the storage module is in contact with the working fluid directly.

US Pat. No. 10,694,634

PICK-AND-PLACE DEVICE

INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOL...

1. A pick-and-place device, configured to pick and place a circuit board, the pick-and-place device comprising:a base;
a carrying mechanism, comprising:
a first side part, disposed on the base;
a second side part, disposed on the base and located opposite to the first side part;
two conveyor assemblies, respectively disposed on the first side part and the second side part and configured to carry the circuit board; and
two first driving devices, respectively connected to the two conveyor assemblies so as to be configured to respectively turn the two conveyor assemblies;
a driving mechanism, disposed on the base; and
a clamping mechanism, comprising:
a base plate, movably disposed on the base via the driving mechanism;
a clamping assembly, comprising a first claw and a second claw, wherein the first claw and the second claw are disposed on the base plate and are configured to pick and place the circuit board; and
a second driving device, disposed on the base plate, wherein the second driving device is connected to the clamping assembly so as to move the first claw and the second claw toward or away from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,694,626

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING DISPLAY APPARATUS

SAKAI DISPLAY PRODUCTS CO...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a display panel comprising a plurality of driving elements to drive pixels and a first terminal group electrically connected to the driving elements;
a supporting member comprising a surface on which the display panel is to be placed and comprising, on the surface, a plurality of wirings and a second terminal group connected to the plurality of wirings; and
a holding member provided along an edge of the display panel using a rod-shaped material having a linear or curved shape to hold the display panel at a given position on the surface of the supporting member, wherein
the first terminal group is provided on a surface of the display panel to be directed to the supporting member;
the display panel is placed on the surface of the supporting member, and each of terminals constituting the first terminal group is connected to each of terminals constituting the second terminal; and
the supporting member comprises a window glass of a vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,694,622

PRINTED WIRING BOARD AND SWITCHING REGULATOR

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A printed wiring board comprising:a sheet-shaped core base material containing a plurality of magnetic material layers which each contains a magnetic material;
a coil disposed inside the core base material containing the plurality of magnetic material layers; and
an external circuit layer disposed on at least one of first and second external surfaces of the core base material containing the plurality of magnetic material layers opposite to each other,
wherein adjacent magnetic material layers directly contact each other throughout the core base material from the first external surface to the second external surface, and
the coil has a conductive part and an insulating film covering the conductive part.

US Pat. No. 10,694,619

FILTER COMPRISING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND BUSBARS

Schaffner EMV AG, Luterb...

1. A filter for electromagnetic noise in an electrical DC voltage network of a vehicle comprising:a printed circuit board having at least one conductor tracks,
a first busbar, which is electrically connected to at least one first conductor track of the conductor tracks;
a second busbar, which is electrically connected to at least one second conductor track of the conductor tracks;
at least one magnetic element arranged in a ring-shaped fashion around the first and second busbars, wherein the at least one magnetic element forms a ring composed of a plurality of partial sectors; and
at least one capacitor connected to the first busbar via the at least one first conductor track and connected to the second busbar via the at least one second conductor tracks.

US Pat. No. 10,694,618

FLEXIBLE HYBRID INTERCONNECT CIRCUIT

CELLINK CORPORATION, San...

1. A flexible hybrid interconnect circuit, having a length, a width, and a thickness, the flexible hybrid interconnect circuit comprising:a first outer dielectric;
a second outer dielectric;
a signal transmission portion, disposed between the first outer dielectric and the second outer dielectric along the thickness of the flexible hybrid interconnect circuit, the signal transmission portion comprising: a
signal line;
a first shield;
a second shield, wherein the signal line is disposed between the first shield and the second shield along the width of the flexible hybrid interconnect circuit;
a third shield, comprising an opening; and
a fourth shield, wherein the signal line is disposed between the third shield and the fourth shield along the thickness of the flexible hybrid interconnect circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,694,615

ELECTRICALLY CONNECTING MULTI-LAYER INSULATION BLANKETS

Airbus Defence and Space ...

1. An apparatus comprising:at least two multi-layer insulation (MLI) blankets, including a first MLI blanket and a second MLI blanket, each MLI blanket having at least two bonding points, including a first bonding point and a second bonding point of the first MLI blanket, and a first bonding point and a second bonding point of the second MLI blanket;
wherein the second MLI blanket further has a grounding point configured to be grounded;
wherein the first bonding point and the second bonding point of the first MLI blanket are each electrically connected to either or both of the first bonding point and the second bonding point of the second MLI blanket; and
wherein the first bonding point and the second bonding point of the second MLI blanket are each electrically connected to either or both of the first bonding point and the second bonding point of the first MLI blanket.

US Pat. No. 10,694,614

AUTOMATIC TARGETED ILLUMINATION BASED ON AGGREGATE ILLUMINATION FROM MULTIPLE LIGHT SOURCES

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:calculating, by a computing device, an illumination level at a localized area of a defined physical location based on current illumination levels of a plurality of lighting devices within the defined physical location and locations of the plurality of lighting devices within the defined physical location;
generating, by the computing device, instructions to effect a change in one or more lighting devices of the plurality of lighting devices, wherein the change in the one or more lighting devices results in a desired level of brightness for the localized area; and
sending, by the computing device, the instructions to at least one controller of the one or more lighting devices.

US Pat. No. 10,694,611

NETWORK POWER SWITCH

Belkin International, Inc...

1. A network device, comprising:a housing mountable inside an electrical box and including a room-facing wall and an electrical box-facing wall;
a data processor within the housing connected to a wireless transceiver and a memory for storing a customizable setting;
a relay configured to control a power state of an electrical device, wherein the data processor is operable to open or close the relay;
electrical terminals connectable to an electrical supply for providing power to the data processor and for providing switchable power to the electrical device through the relay, wherein the electrical terminals are coupled to the electrical box-facing wall of the housing; and
a restore button located on the room-facing wall and connected to the data processor for erasing the customizable setting of the network device.

US Pat. No. 10,694,610

LOAD CONTROL SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING ELECTRICAL LOADS IN RESPONSE TO STATE CHANGE INFORMATION

Lutron Technology Company...

1. An apparatus for use in a load control system for controlling an amount of power delivered to at least one lighting load, the apparatus comprising:a plug that comprises a pair of blades configured to be inserted into a receptacle of an electrical outlet, the receptacle comprising a switched receptacle;
a sensing circuit that detects whether power is present at the switched receptacle;
a controller that is communicatively coupled to the sensing circuit and configured to:
receive an indication from the sensing circuit that power is not present at the switched receptacle;
in response to receiving the indication, determine whether power has been removed or a line disturbance has occurred;
in response to determining that power has been removed, generate a signal that is indicative of a change of state of power being supplied at the switched receptacle; and
in response to determining that a line disturbance has occurred, do not generate the signal; and
a wireless communication circuit coupled to the controller,
wherein the controller causes the wireless communication circuit to transmit the signal to one or more associated devices.

US Pat. No. 10,694,601

MODULAR LIGHTING APPLICATION

EldoLAB Holding B.V., So...

1. A modular system comprising a first component comprising anLED driver and a second component comprising a light engine; the LED driver comprising:
a switched mode power converter configured to output a supply current; and
a first control unit configured to control a switch of the switched mode power converter, thereby controlling the supply current;
the light engine comprising:
an LED assembly configured to receive the supply current, the LED assembly comprising a plurality of LEDs or LED groups and one or more switches arranged in series or in parallel with one or more LEDs or LED groups of the plurality of LEDs of LED groups, and
a second control unit configured to control the one or more switches of the LED assembly, thereby controlling a supply of the supply current to the plurality of LEDs or LED groups of the LED assembly,
wherein the first control unit and the second control unit are configured to co-operate and control the supply current and the supply of the supply current to the LED assembly in accordance with a desired illumination characteristic,
wherein the first and second control units are configured to synchronize a switching operation of the switch of the switched mode power converter with a switching operation of the one or more switches of the light engine,
wherein the first control unit and the second control unit are configured to control the LED assembly to generate a desired illumination characteristic by controlling the switch and the one or more switches within a predetermined modulation time window,
wherein the first control unit is configured to:
receive, at an input terminal of the first control unit, an input signal representing the desired illumination characteristic;
determine, based on the desired illumination characteristic, a current amplitude modulation scheme, a duty cycle modulation scheme and a time-division scheme; and
provide an output signal representative of the time-division scheme to the second control unit,
wherein the first control unit is configured to apply the current amplitude modulation scheme and the duty cycle modulation scheme within the modulation time window, and
wherein the second control unit is configured to apply the time-division scheme within the modulation time window, in order to generate the desired illumination characteristic.

US Pat. No. 10,694,596

POWER OUTPUT PARAMETER SELF-ADJUSTING SYSTEM HAVING IDENTIFIED LOAD

HEUVAN (CHONGQING) SCI-TE...

1. A power supply output parameter self-adjusting system of identified load, comprising a variable parameter power supply and the identified load, wherein the variable parameter power supply is electrically connected with the identified load, the variable parameter power supply comprises a power supply driving module and a power supply control module, the power supply driving module is electrically connected with the power supply control module, and the identified bad comprises a load and an identification module,wherein the power supply control module comprises a detection end and a signal output end, the detection end is connected with the identification module, the signal output end is connected with the power supply driving module, and an output end of the power supply driving module is connected with the load and the identification module respectively;
the power supply control module is configured to detect the identification module, and send a control signal to the power supply driving module according to a detection result, and the power supply driving module is configured to output a corresponding parameter according to the control signal;
the identification module comprises a resistor module connected in parallel with the load and one end of the resistor module takes electricity via the power supply control module;
the load comprises an input positive end and an output negative end, one end of the resistor module is connected with the input positive end of the load, the other end of the resistor module is connected with the output negative end of the load, the input positive end of the load is further connected with a positive electrode of the output end of the power supply driving module, the power supply control module further comprises a control end, the output negative end of the load is further connected with the control end, a second switch is provided between the output negative end of the load and the control end, and the detection end of the power supply control module is connected between the output negative end of the load and the second switch; and
the resistor module comprises a first branch and a plurality of second branches, the first branch is connected in parallel with the plurality of second branches, all of the second branches are connected in parallel with each other, the first branch comprises a second resistor, each one of the plurality of second branches comprises a third resistor and a voltage stabilizing diode, a positive electrode of the voltage stabilizing diode is connected with the positive electrode of the output end of the power supply driving module, and a negative electrode of the voltage stabilizing diode is connected with the third resistor.

US Pat. No. 10,694,581

TECHNIQUES FOR DETERMINING VICINITY INFORMATION FOR ACCESS POINTS USING LOCATION ASSISTANCE DATA

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for obtaining assistance data corresponding to a plurality of access points (APs) at a mobile device, comprising:receiving, at the mobile device, first assistance data from a location server, wherein the first assistance data comprises a first group data that is common among the plurality of APs, wherein the first group data is associated with a first group identifier (ID), the group ID, assigned to each AP of the plurality of APs, and wherein the first group data comprises information corresponding to a reference grid that is used in determining AP-specific information corresponding to each of the plurality of APs;
receiving, at the mobile device, the first group ID and a set of AP-specific information for at least one AP among the plurality of APs; and
determining, by the mobile device, AP vicinity information corresponding to the at least one AP based on the first group ID and the set of AP-specific information, the AP vicinity information indicating a plurality of locations relative to the at least one AP; and
receiving, at the mobile device, second assistance data corresponding to a second plurality of APs, wherein the second assistance data comprises a second group data that is common among the second plurality of APs, the second group data being associated with a second group ID, and the second plurality of APs comprising at least one of the APs in the plurality of APs, wherein the second group data comprises information corresponding to a second reference grid, wherein the second reference grid is used in determining the set of AP-specific information.

US Pat. No. 10,694,579

COMMUNICATIONS TERMINALS, INFRASTRUCTURE EQUIPMENT AND METHODS, FOR UE:S ACTING AS RELAYS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A communications terminal forming part of a mobile communications network comprising one or more infrastructure equipment and one or more other communications terminals, the communications terminal comprisinga transmitter configured to transmit signals via a wireless access interface to the infrastructure equipment and to transmit signals via the wireless access interface to one or more of the other communications terminals in accordance with a device-to-device communications protocol,
a receiver configured to receive signals via the wireless access interface from the infrastructure equipment and to receive signals via the wireless access interface from one or more of the other communications terminals in accordance with a device-to-device communications protocol, and
circuitry comprising a controller configured to control the transmitter and the receiver to transmit and to receive data via the wireless access interface when in a connected mode and to select one of the one or more infrastructure equipment from which to receive paging messages for down-link communications when in an idle mode, wherein the controller is configured
to measure, when in the idle mode, signals received by the receiver from any of the one or more infrastructure equipment, and in accordance with predetermined conditions,
to enter the connected mode,
to discover that one or more of the other communications terminals can act as a relay node to transmit signals to one of the one or more infrastructure equipment which represent data having been transmitted by the transmitter and received by the relay node and to receive signals from the relay node which represent data transmitted by the infrastructure equipment for the communications terminal,
to select one of the discovered communications terminals to act as the relay node for the communications terminal,
to establish a connection in the connected mode with the infrastructure equipment via the relay node to register with the mobile communications network that paging messages for the communications terminal should be transmitted to the relay node, for transmission to the communications terminal, and
to switch from the connected mode to a DRX-connected mode that uses an extended discontinuous reception (DRX) communications protocol and that is distinct from the connected mode and operate in accordance with the DRX communications protocol, wherein, in the DRX-connected mode, the controller controls the receiver to monitor only the one of the one or more communications terminals acting as the relay node.

US Pat. No. 10,694,573

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF RADIO RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR RADIO ACCESS NETWORKS

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a radio access network (RAN), a radio resource control (RRC) connection request from a user equipment (UE) device in a disconnected state or an idle state;
allocating, by the RAN, signaling radio bearer (SRB) resources to the UE device;
sending, by the RAN, an initial UE message to a core network;
receiving, at the RAN in response to the initial UE message, an initial context set-up from the core network;
establishing, by the RAN and using context information from the initial context set-up, an RRC session with the UE device in an RRC connected state;
storing, at the RAN, the context information;
detecting, by the RAN, a period of inactivity in the RRC session while the UE device is in the RRC connected state;
suspending, by the RAN, the RRC session and transitioning the UE device from the RRC connected state to an RRC inactive state based on a determination that the period of inactivity exceeds a first threshold amount of time;
determining, by the RAN, that at least one of a congested state or an overloaded state exists in the RAN;
receiving, by the RAN, an RRC resume request from the UE device while the RAN is in the at least one of the congested state or the overloaded state; and
determining, by the RAN and using the stored context information and without messaging the core network, whether the UE device is to be granted access to the RAN and transitioned to the RRC connected state.

US Pat. No. 10,694,567

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ESTABLISHING A DATA CONNECTION

Bose Corporation, Framin...

1. A system for establishing a wireless connection comprising:a portable electronic device comprising:
a camera; and,
circuitry arranged to:
obtain a first characteristic of a first device from a first communication received from a first communication module of the first device;
capture, using the camera, a captured image of at least a portion of the first device;
analyze the captured image to obtain at least one captured image characteristic, the captured image characteristic associated with the first characteristic of the first device;
compare the captured image characteristic with the first characteristic; and,
establish a first connection between the first device and the portable electronic device if the captured image characteristic and the first characteristic are within a predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,694,565

USING PERIPHERAL IOT DEVICES TO IDENTIFY PRIMARY DEVICE REPLACEMENTS

International Business Ma...

1. A method, said method comprising:determining, by a computing device, that a mobile application has been downloaded onto a first primary portable communication device of a user, wherein paired devices are the first primary portable communication device paired to a secondary portable communication device;
receiving, by the computing device, an acknowledgment by the user of a notification enabled by the mobile application, the notification being received by the first primary portable communication device and shared with the secondary portable communication device, wherein the acknowledgment includes device identifications of the paired devices; and
storing, by the computing device into a memory of the computing device and in response to the acknowledgment, the device identifications of the paired devices.

US Pat. No. 10,694,563

USER TERMINAL, METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAME, AND SERVICE DEVICE

SK PLANET CO., LTD., Seo...

1. A user terminal comprising:a processor configured to pair with a service device; and
a memory configured to store processor-readable instruction that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:
identify whether the service device is located within a coverage of a wireless relay device by transmitting a pattern signal from the user terminal to the wireless relay device;
determining whether the service device is located within the coverage of the wireless relay device by detecting the pattern signal transmitted from the service device responsive to transmitting the pattern signal from the user terminal;
access information regarding the wireless relay device being delivered to the service device responsive to determining that the service device is located within the coverage of the wireless relay device; and
pair with the service device responsive to the service device receiving the information regarding the wireless relay device.

US Pat. No. 10,694,562

OFF GRID RADIO SERVICE SYSTEM DESIGN

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method, comprising:by a first wireless device:
determining a number of synchronization signal repetitions to use for a transmission;
selecting a first root index value for a first portion of a synchronization signal based at least in part on the determined number of synchronization signal repetitions, wherein the first root index value for the synchronization signal indicates the number of synchronization signal repetitions transmitted by the first wireless device, wherein the first root index value comprises a root index value for a Zadoff-Chu sequence used as a primary synchronization signal (PSS) of the synchronization signal, wherein the synchronization signal further comprises a secondary synchronization signal (SSS), wherein the SSS also comprises a Zadoff-Chu sequence;
selecting a second root index value for the SSS, wherein the second root index value indicates a device identifier for the first wireless device; and
performing the transmission, comprising transmitting the determined number of synchronization signal repetitions.

US Pat. No. 10,694,548

WIRELESS MESSAGE COLLISION AVOIDANCE WITH HIGH THROUGHPUT

AUTONOMOUS ROADWAY INTELL...

1. A system for wireless communication, comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit wireless messages;
a receiver configured to receive wireless messages;
a processor operably connected to the transmitter and the receiver; and
non-transient computer-readable media operably connected to the processor, containing instructions for causing the processor to perform a method comprising:
transmitting a wireless message while no interfering signals are detected;
then, if a confirmatory reply is not received within a predetermined interval, waiting a time period equal to the sum of a predetermined initial waiting interval plus a randomly selected delay within a predetermined initial contention window and then re-transmitting the wireless message;
then, if a confirmatory reply to the re-transmitted message is not received within a predetermined interval, waiting a predetermined second waiting interval plus a randomly selected delay within a predetermined second contention window, wherein the second waiting interval is shorter than the initial waiting interval, or the second contention window is shorter than the initial contention window; and
then, transmitting the wireless message.

US Pat. No. 10,694,545

COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for transmitting signals on a transmission channel, comprising:detecting a channel occupancy of a transmission channel by processing data from a receiving path after an activation of a transmission path, wherein the channel occupancy is detected based on the received power on the transmission channel in a sequence of time windows, and wherein the received power is evaluated on an average power or a peak power within the sequence of time windows; and
deactivating the transmission path based on the detected channel occupancy.

US Pat. No. 10,694,539

COMMUNICATION METHOD AND DEVICE IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A terminal comprising:a transceiver; and
a controller configured to:
receive, from a base station via the transceiver, a radio resource control (RRC) message including information associated with a maximum number of scheduled subframes for a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH),
receive, from the base station via the transceiver, downlink control information (DCI) including an indicator associated with a number of scheduled subframes for the PUSCH, first information associated with a PUSCH starting position and second information associated with a PUSCH ending position, and
transmit, to the base station via the transceiver, uplink data through the PUSCH based on the indicator, first information and the second information,
wherein the number of scheduled subframes for the PUSCH is determined based on a maximum number of scheduled subframes for the PUSCH.

US Pat. No. 10,694,525

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PERFORMING CARRIER AGGREGATION ACROSS REGIONS WITH DIVERSE LICENSED CARRIERS

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A device, comprising:a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing a set of processor-executable instructions; and
one or more processors configured to execute the set of processor-executable instructions, wherein executing the set of processor-executable instructions causes the one or more processors to:
receive information specifying a plurality of sets of frequencies that are associated with a base station;
identify a first set of frequencies, of the plurality of sets of frequencies, that has a smallest width of the plurality of sets of frequencies;
use the first set of frequencies for a connection between a User Equipment (“UE”) and the base station;
rank the remaining sets of frequencies, from the plurality of sets of frequencies, according to a respective width of each of the remaining sets of frequencies;
determine that additional frequencies, in addition to the first set of frequencies, should be used for the connection between the UE and the base station;
select, based on the ranking, one or more sets of frequencies, of the remaining sets of frequencies, to add to the connection between the UE and the base station; and
add the selected one or more sets of frequencies to the connection between the UE and the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,694,510

TERMINAL DEVICE, BASE STATION DEVICE, TRANSMITTING METHOD AND RECEIVING METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. An integrated circuit comprising:circuitry, which, in operation, controls
receiving downlink data transmitted on a first component carrier and a second component carrier; and
transmitting a response signal, which is indicative of a plurality of error detection results of the downlink data of the first component carrier and the second component carrier, on either one of a first physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resource indicated by a first PUCCH resource index or a second PUCCH resource indicated by a second PUCCH resource index,
wherein the first PUCCH resource index is determined based on a value of a transmission power control (TPC) command for an uplink control channel and the second PUCCH resource index is determined based on a value obtained by adding 1 to the first PUCCH resource index.

US Pat. No. 10,690,594

OPTICAL SENSING DEVICE AND METHOD IN A LIQUID TREATMENT SYSTEM

OptikTechnik LLC, Milwau...

1. An optical sensing and control device comprising:a light source emitting a light beam;
an optical component in communication with the light beam to receive the light beam from the light source, the optical component driven by a motor for the optical component to rotate about an axis relative to the light beam;
a control assembly in communication with the motor to rotate the optical component at a selected plurality of revolutions per minute about the axis such that the optical component is configured to move the light beam in a plane, the plane extending into an area such that the light beam interacts with particles in the area producing a scattering of the light beam; and
a photodetector in communication with the particles within the plane, the photodetector configured to generate image data in response to the scattering of the light beam while the optical component is driven about the axis.

US Pat. No. 10,694,647

TRANSFER UNIT, TRANSFER APPARATUS, AND HOLDING UNIT

HIRATA CORPORATION, Kuma...

1. A transfer unit comprising:a holding unit configured to hold a workpiece; and
a driving unit configured to vertically move the holding unit,
wherein the holding unit includes:
a holding portion configured to hold the workpiece;
a movable portion configured to support the holding portion;
a support portion configured to support the movable portion such that the movable portion is vertically displaceable; and
a biasing portion configured to bias the movable portion downward with respect to the support portion,
the support portion has a first guide surface which guides displacement of the movable portion,
the movable portion has a first abutting surface which abuts against the first guide surface, and
each of the first guide surface and the first abutting surface is a surface which tapers off upward or downward, such that the first guide surface and the first abutting surface abut against each other and are positioned vertically with respect to each other when the movable portion is displaced downward with respect to the support portion.

US Pat. No. 10,694,631

MAGNETIC ACCESS PANEL

NEXUS TECHNOLOGIES, INC.,...

1. A magnetic access panel for use with a carrying case having a case housing and containing an electronic apparatus, said magnetic access panel comprising:a substantially planar body having a first side and a second side, and a first end and a second end; and
a pivotable coupling configured to attach the first end of the planar body to a surface of the case housing,
wherein the first and second sides of the planar body are configured to be magnetically affixed to the surface of the case housing, and wherein the planar body is configured to be pivotable between and magnetically secured within a first recessed area of the carrying case and a second recessed area of the carrying case.

US Pat. No. 10,694,628

CIRCUIT HOLDING DEVICE FOR DISPLAY MODULE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. A circuit holding device for a display module, the display module comprising a display panel and a front frame disposed around a periphery of the display panel, the circuit holding device comprising:an external circuit terminal component, disposed external to the display panel and the front frame, comprising:
a casing, the casing having an upmost surface perpendicular to a plane of the display panel; and
a plug connector, arranged on the upmost surface, the plug connector comprising a first portion and a second portion, the first portion being parallel to the upmost surface of the casing and configured to extend towards a backside of the display panel, the second portion being perpendicular to the upmost surface of the casing and being configured to detachably connect to a bottom of the front frame of the display panel through the first portion; and
a circuit board, accommodated in the external circuit terminal component and electrically connected to the display module.

US Pat. No. 10,694,620

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CIRCUIT BOARD NOISE SHIELDING AND GROUNDING

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A printed circuit board (PCB) device, comprising:a surface or internal layer including one or more electrically conductive traces configured to carry a signal or power plane;
at least one thin film comprising an electrically insulating material disposed on the surface or the internal layer; and
one or more electrically conductive layers on the at least one thin film;
wherein the one or more electrically conductive layers and the one or more electrically conductive traces are separated by the at least one thin film in a configuration that defines a capacitive frequency response between the one or more electrically conductive layers and the one or more electrically conductive traces;
wherein the capacitive frequency response is configured to shield, ground, or filter noise or signals carried on the one or more electrically conductive traces.

US Pat. No. 10,694,602

RIPPLE SUPPRESSOR

Leadtrend Technology Corp...

1. A ripple suppressor, comprising:a constant current generation circuit coupled to a light-emitting diode chain for generating a detection voltage, and generating a constant current to the light-emitting diode chain; and
a voltage regulation circuit coupled to the light-emitting diode chain and the constant current generation circuit for making the constant current generation circuit generate the constant current according to the detection voltage and a compensation value, or making the constant current generation circuit generate the constant current according to the detection voltage, wherein the compensation value is changed with an average voltage generated by the voltage regulation circuit, and the average voltage corresponds to a voltage of an end of the light-emitting diode chain.

US Pat. No. 10,694,595

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DRIVING CIRCUIT WITH LOW HARMONIC DISTORTION

EDISON OPTO (DONGGUAN) CO...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) driving circuit with low harmonic distortion, comprising:a rectifying circuit, for rectifying an alternating current (AC) power source to provide a direct current (DC) voltage output;
a linear constant current circuit, for driving at least an LED;
a current limiting circuit, connected in parallel between the rectifying circuit and the linear constant current circuit, for generating a current limiting effect and determining a current limiting height; and
a current limiting ramp slope determining circuit, connected in parallel between the rectifying circuit and the linear constant current circuit and connected in series with the current limiting circuit, for determining a current limiting ramp slope.

US Pat. No. 10,694,592

METHODS OF PROTECTING FURNACE ELECTRODES WITH COOLING LIQUID THAT CONTAINS AN ADDITIVE

CHEMTREAT, INC., Glen Al...

1. A method for protecting a furnace electrode comprising:(i) mixing an antioxidant additive with electrode cooling water to form a chemically modified cooling liquid that includes at least 99 wt. % water, the antioxidant additive having a solubility in water of at least 1,000 mg/L;
(ii) while the furnace electrode is in service melting raw materials and a portion of the electrode is positioned inside a furnace and another portion of the electrode is positioned above the furnace, spraying at least a surface of the furnace electrode that is positioned above the furnace with the chemically modified cooling liquid at a flow rate of 0.25 m3/h to 10 m3/h, and
(iii) while the electrode is being sprayed with the chemically modified cooling liquid, forming a protective barrier on the furnace electrode, the protective barrier comprising the antioxidant additive that is applied on the surface of the furnace electrode as the chemically modified cooling liquid flows down the electrode and water evaporates from the chemically modified cooling liquid,
wherein the protective barrier is formed as a two-phase coating that includes (i) a first coating that comprises the antioxidant additive which has been applied on the furnace electrode from the chemically modified cooling liquid, the first coating being located on an upper portion of an exterior surface of the electrode that is above the furnace; and (ii) a second coating comprising the antioxidant additive in a molten state, the second coating being located on a lower portion of the exterior surface of the electrode that is inside the furnace.

US Pat. No. 10,694,590

ELECTROMAGNETIC PRINT NOZZLE FOR DIRECT-WRITE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

UT-BATTELLE, LLC, Oak Ri...

1. A printing nozzle for use in deposition for additive manufacturing comprising:a plurality of rollers configured to be in lateral contact with outside edges of an electromagnetically susceptible working material for advancing the working material forward during operation, wherein the plurality of rollers is connected to a stepper motor by a set of gears;
a material guide for permitting a desired flow of the working material, the material guide comprising a plurality of channels configured to permit direct contact between the working material and the rollers during operation;
a tip positioned at an end of the material guide for depositing the working material in an appropriate position in space; and
an electromagnetic heating element positioned with respect to the material guide.

US Pat. No. 10,694,588

INDUCTION HEATING SYSTEMS

Bernard Fryshman, Brookl...

1. An induction heating system, the system comprising:a container that includes one or more ferromagnetic element mounting locations;
a plurality of ferromagnetic elements positioned in the one or more ferromagnetic mounting locations;
one or more electromagnetic radiation sources configured to individually target the plurality of ferromagnetic elements such that different ferromagnetic elements are heated to different temperatures; and
a processor operatively coupled to the one or more electromagnetic radiation sources and configured to control an amount of electromagnetic radiation delivered to each of the ferromagnetic elements.

US Pat. No. 10,694,569

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING PACKET IN NEXT-GENERATION MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

5. A terminal, comprising:a transceiver; and
a controller coupled with the transceiver and configured to:
receive, from a base station, a radio resource control (RRC) message including data radio bearer (DRB) configuration information for a duplication, wherein one or more DRBs are configured with the duplication based on the RRC message,
receive, from the base station, a medium access control (MAC) control element (CE) including bitmap information indicating whether to activate a duplication of at least one DRB, and
determine whether to activate the duplication of the at least one DRB among the one or more DRBs configured with the duplication based on the DRB configuration information or the duplication included in the RRC message and the bitmap information included in the MAC CE,
wherein the duplication of the at least one DRB among the one or more DRBs configured with the duplication is activated based on bits included in the bitmap information, and
wherein the bits included in the bitmap are mapped to a sequence of an identifier of the one or more DRBs configured with the duplication based on the DRB configuration information.

US Pat. No. 10,694,558

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SMALL CELL GATEWAY SELECTIVE DATA PATH OFFLOAD

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

10. An apparatus, comprising:at least one processor coupled to at least one memory; and
an offload module that when executed by the at least one processor is configured to:
receive a first request message from a core node in a network at a small cell gateway (HNB-GW) in the network;
determine that the first request message is not a relocation request indicating a handover between a macrocell and a femtocell;
determine to offload data plane traffic from the HNB-GW, based on the determining that the first request message is not a relocation request indicating a handover between a macrocell and a femtocell;
establish a first network tunnel to the core node bypassing the HNB-GW, based on the determining to offload data traffic from the HNB-GW, wherein establishing the first tunnel comprises:
determining first parameters comprising a first tunnel identifier for the first network tunnel and a first network address associated with an endpoint of the first network tunnel, wherein the first network address is associated with the core node; and
forwarding the first parameters to a controller of an enterprise network comprising a plurality of access points, a plurality of user devices, and the controller, wherein the controller is configured to handle handover between femtocells in the enterprise network;
receive a second request message from the network at the HNB-GW in the network;
determine that the second request message comprises a relocation request indicating a handover between a macrocell and a femtocell, and in response establish a second network tunnel to the HNB-GW, wherein establishing the second tunnel comprises:
determining second parameters comprising a second tunnel identifier for the second network tunnel and a second network address associated with an endpoint for the second network tunnel, wherein the second network address is associated with the HNB-GW; and
forwarding the second parameters to the controller of the enterprise network.

US Pat. No. 10,694,556

PROCESSING STATE INFORMATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, to a first base station, a first control message associated with the terminal;
receiving, from the first base station, a second control message comprising information associated with a handover from the first base station to a second base station;
performing a random access procedure to the second base station based on the information included in the second control message; and
transmitting, to the second base station, the first control message, in case that the first control message was transmitted to the first base station during a predetermined time period preceding the receiving of the second control message.

US Pat. No. 10,694,552

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ESTABLISHING CONNECTION

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A method for establishing a connection, comprising:determining, by terminal equipment, a connection establishment request format adopted for sending a connection establishment request message from multiple connection establishment request formats; and
sending, by the terminal equipment, the connection establishment request message to network equipment according to the determined connection establishment request format;
wherein the method further comprises:
receiving, by the terminal equipment, a random access resource sent by the network equipment; and
determining, by the terminal equipment, whether the network equipment supports the multiple formats of the connection establishment request message according to the random access resource;
wherein the random access resource is a PreambleGroup, a root sequence of Preamble sequences in the PreambleGroup is different from a root sequence of Preamble sequences in a PreambleGroupA, and the root sequence of the Preamble sequences in the PreambleGroup is different from a root sequence of Preamble sequences in a PreambleGroupB; or,
a time-frequency resource location occupied by the PreambleGroup is different from that occupied by the PreambleGroupA, and the time-frequency resource location occupied by the PreambleGroup is different from that occupied by the PreambleGroupB.

US Pat. No. 10,694,547

NETWORK TRAFFIC PRIORITIZATION

CABLE TELEVISION LABORATO...

8. A method for prioritizing network traffic on a single channel of a wireless access point, comprising:at a device of a first network, performing a first clear channel assessment (CCA) of the single channel for at least a period of time corresponding to a first minimum contention window (CWm);
in response to the first CCA indicating that the single channel is not busy, wirelessly transmitting data between the device of the first network and the wireless access point;
at a device of a second network, performing a second CCA of the single channel for at least a period of time corresponding to a second CWm;
in response to the second CCA indicating that the channel is not busy, wirelessly transmitting data between the device of the second network and the wireless access point; and
adjusting the second CWm independently of the first CWm.

US Pat. No. 10,694,538

TRANSMISSION OF SCHEDULING ASSIGNMENTS IN MULTIPLE OPERATING BANDWIDTHS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for wireless communication supporting carrier aggregation, the method comprising:monitoring a first search space and a second search space on a primary component carrier, to receive a scheduling assignment including information indicating a component carrier on which data is transmitted, wherein a scheduling assignment for the primary component carrier is received in the first search space, and a scheduling assignment for a secondary component carrier is received in the second search space;
transmitting the data on one of the primary component carrier and the secondary component carrier,
wherein the first search space for the primary component carrier is different from the second search space for the secondary component carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,694,537

BLIND SCHEDULING APPARATUS AND METHOD IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

1. A method for communicating at a terminal in a communication system, the method comprising:receiving a radio resource control (RRC) message comprising information related to a first uplink grant;
identifying a type of the first uplink grant based on the information related to the first uplink grant;
identifying that there is no data to transmit based on the first uplink grant; and
determining not to generate a medium access (MAC) protocol data unit (PDU) to transmit, based on the type of the first uplink grant and the identification that there is no data to transmit based on the first uplink grant,
wherein the type of the first uplink is a first type related to a first terminal identifier (ID) associated with the first uplink grant, and
wherein the information related to the first uplink grant comprises a period of the first type and the first terminal ID.

US Pat. No. 10,694,536

DYNAMIC DOWNLINK CONTROL INFORMATION TIMING INDICATIONS IN NEW RADIO

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication performed by a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving downlink control information (DCI) that includes a timing value indicating a timing of an opportunity, subsequent to reception of the DCI, for transmission or reception of a communication corresponding to the DCI;
determining an uplink opportunity for transmission of the communication or a downlink opportunity for reception of the communication based at least in part on the timing of the opportunity,
wherein a counter for determining the uplink opportunity is incremented only for transmission time intervals (TTIs) in which the UE is allowed to transmit the communication in an uplink channel, or
wherein a counter for determining the downlink opportunity is incremented only for TTIs in which the UE can expect to receive the communication in a downlink channel; and
transmitting or receiving the communication in the uplink opportunity or the downlink opportunity.

US Pat. No. 10,694,532

RESOURCE SCHEDULING METHOD, RESOURCE DETERMINING METHOD, ENODEB, AND USER EQUIPMENT

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:circuitry, which, in operation, determines a symbol occupancy of two consecutive subframes used to transmit downlink data,
a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits downlink scheduling information that includes up to four bits indicating the symbol occupancy of the two consecutive subframes and, in operation, transmits the downlink data that is mapped to occupied Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) symbols in the two consecutive subframes indicated by the downlink scheduling information,
wherein an ending position of the occupied OFDM symbols is located at a variable position within the two consecutive subframes.

US Pat. No. 10,694,528

METHOD FOR ANALYZING FREQUENCY RESOURCES AND SELECTING TRANSMISSION FREQUENCY IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

SIGFOX, Labege (FR)

1. A method for analyzing, using an access network of a wireless communication system, frequency resources within a predetermined multiplexing band, the wireless communication system comprising at least one terminal configured to select on its own a transmission frequency, within the predetermined multiplexing band, over which to transmit an uplink message to the access network, the method comprising:estimating, for at least one base station of the access network, capabilities for detecting uplink messages in different frequency sub-bands, respectively, within the predetermined multiplexing band;
assessing, for each frequency sub-band, a predetermined quality-of-service criterion as a function of a detection capability estimated for said each frequency sub-band;
transmitting to said at least one terminal, using the access network, a quality-of-service spectral map for said at least one base station, representative of frequency sub-bands for which the quality-of-service criterion has been verified and of frequency sub-bands for which said quality-of-service criterion has not been verified, wherein the terminal can select on its own a transmission frequency based on said quality-of-service spectral map.

US Pat. No. 10,694,521

CHANNEL RASTER DESIGN IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

21. An apparatus for wireless communications by a user equipment (UE), comprising:means for identifying an uplink channel raster for an uplink channel over which to transmit uplink communications to a base station;
means for determining to shift, with respect to the uplink channel raster, an uplink transmission over the uplink channel; and
means for transmitting the shifted uplink transmission, wherein the shifted uplink transmission aligns with a legacy uplink channel.

US Pat. No. 10,694,518

ENHANCED CHANNEL ACCESS FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A device, the device comprising processing circuitry coupled to storage, the processing circuitry configured to:determine a first transmission opportunity (TXOP) for a first time period, wherein the first time period is allocated to the device for transmission of one or more frames to a first device on a channel;
determine an extended TXOP for a second time period, wherein the extended TXOP is allocated to the device after a time gap from the first TXOP, wherein the time gap introduces a pause between the first TXOP and the extended TXOP;
perform an enhanced distributed channel access (EDCA) operation before accessing the channel; and
cause to send a first frame of the one or more frames on the channel during the first TXOP.

US Pat. No. 10,694,516

USER EQUIPMENT, WIRELESS BASE STATION, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A user terminal comprising:a receiver that receives, on a first carrier, downlink control information including information about Transmission Time Interval (TTI) to schedule; and
a processor that controls Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH) reception or Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH) transmission on a second carrier based on the downlink control information,
wherein the processor determines a TTI of the second carrier for the PDSCH reception or the PUSCH transmission based on the information about the TTI to schedule,
wherein a TTI length of the first carrier for reception of the downlink control information is different from a TTI length of the second carrier for the PUSCH transmission,
wherein the processor controls the PUSCH transmission on the second carrier based on the downlink control information by using the TTI of the second carrier that is a given time after a TTI where the downlink control information is received on the first carrier, and
wherein the given time is an integral multiple of a longer TTI length between the TTI length of the first carrier for reception of the downlink control information and the TTI length of the second carrier for the PUSCH transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,694,509

MULTI-CARRIER OPERATION FOR WIRELESS SYSTEMS

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method in a mobile station, the method comprising:establishing a communication in a multi-carrier wireless communication system using a primary carrier;
receiving a first downlink control signaling via the primary carrier, the first downlink control signaling assigning at least one secondary carrier;
transmitting a channel quality indication via the primary carrier, the channel quality indication corresponding to the at least one secondary carrier; and
receiving a second downlink control signaling via the primary carrier, the second downlink control signaling changing the primary carrier to a second different primary carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,694,508

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING CONTROL INFORMATION

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting uplink control information at an apparatus configured with a plurality of cells including a Primary Cell (PCell) and a Secondary Cell (SCell) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving at least a Physical Downlink Control CHannel (PDCCH) signal indicating Semi-Persistent Scheduling (SPS) release or a Physical Downlink Shared CHannel (PDSCH) signal with a corresponding PDCCH; and
transmitting reception response information about the at least the PDCCH signal indicating SPS release or the PDSCH signal with the corresponding PDCCH through a Physical Uplink Control CHannel (PUCCH) at a time configured for Scheduling Request (SR) transmission,
wherein based on a predetermined condition not being satisfied, the reception response information and SR information are multiplexed and transmitted using a first PUCCH resource for Hybrid Automatic Repeat request Acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK),
wherein based on (i) the predetermined condition being satisfied and (ii) there being a positive SR for the time configured for SR transmission, the reception response information is transmitted using a PUCCH resource for SR, and
wherein the predetermined condition includes any one of:
only a single PDSCH transmission that is scheduled by a PDCCH having a Downlink Assignment Index (DAI) initial value is present on the PCell; and
only a single PDCCH transmission only on the PCell that has the DAI initial value and indicates SPS release is present on the PCell.

US Pat. No. 10,694,506

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. An integrated circuit to control a process, the process comprising:receiving control information and transmission data, the control information including a MCS (Modulation and Coding Scheme) and RV (Redundancy Version) information indicating a RV parameter, and the RV parameter indicating a start position of the transmission data in data that is encoded;
determining the RV parameter based on a number of bits of the RV information; and
decoding the received transmission data based on the MCS and the RV parameter,
wherein:
the number of bits of the RV information is set according to a granularity of control;
when the number of bits of the RV information is set to two, the RV parameter is determined as any one among 0, 1, 2 and 3; and
when the number of bits of the RV information is set to zero, the control information includes no RV information and the RV parameter is determined as 0.

US Pat. No. 10,694,503

TETHERING OVER A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION CHANNEL

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

9. An apparatus comprising at least one processor and at least one memory including computer program code for one or more programs, the at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus at least totransmit, over a secondary communication channel between the apparatus and a mobile device, control information related to a tethering connection provided over a primary communication channel between the apparatus and the mobile device,
wherein the control information comprises a request to access a resource in a remote network over said tethering connection using a mobile access point functionality provided by the mobile device, said request comprising an address identifying said resource, said request arranged to cause the mobile device to initiate establishment, activation or reactivation of said primary communication channel and said request further arranged to cause the mobile device to initiate downloading of said resource to a local proxy in response to receiving said request, and download at least part of said resource to the local proxy before completion of an initiated establishment, activation or reactivation of the primary communication channel.

US Pat. No. 10,694,496

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING GROUP MESSAGE TO USER EQUIPMENT (UE)

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of a service capability server/application server (SCS/AS) in a wireless network, the method comprising:transmitting, to a service capability exposure function (SCEF), a first request message to request an allocation of a temporary mobile group identifier (TMGI) in a case that there is no allocated TMGI for a group message delivery, the first request message including an external group identifier and an SCS/AS identifier;
receiving, from the SCEF, a first response message including the TMGI in a case that the SCS/AS is authorized to request the allocation of the TMGI;
transmitting, to a user equipment (UE), an application-level signaling including the TMGI; and transmitting, to the SCEF, a request message including the TMGI and the external group identifier for requesting the group message delivery,
wherein the SCEF checks whether the SCS/AS is authorized to request the allocation of the TMGI in a case that the first request message is received from the SCS/AS.

US Pat. No. 10,694,493

PAGING AND DRX ENHANCEMENTS FOR EMTC-U (IOT-U)

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of monitoring paging occasions on unlicensed spectrum, comprising:defining, at a user equipment (UE), a paging frame window (PFW) for a duration of time on a hop frequency or narrow band of frequencies indicated by a paging formula, wherein defining the PFW comprises determining an identifier based on the paging formula and, after determining the identifier, modifying at least one bit of the identifier to a fixed bit value, the identifier mapping to the hop frequency or one of the narrow band of frequencies; and
periodically waking up the UE to monitor the PFW for a page message received on the unlicensed spectrum.

US Pat. No. 10,694,492

RADIO TERMINAL, BASE STATION, AND METHOD

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A base station used in a mobile communication system, comprising:a controller configured to,
cause a user equipment to transition from a RRC (radio resource control) connected state to a specific state in which a paging area is configured in the user equipment from the base station,
transmit a resume identifier used for resuming a RRC connection of the user equipment, to the user equipment when causing the user equipment to transition from the RRC connected state to the specific state,
perform a paging for the user equipment by the base station with another base station that corresponds to the paging area, when the base station receives a non-access stratum signaling from a core network to the user equipment,
transmit, to the another base station, a paging request message for paging the user equipment, the paging request including the resume identifier and information indicating DRX configuration configured from the base station to the user equipment,
receive, from the another base station, first information indicating that the another base station has failed in paging the user equipment, and
transmit, to the core network, a failure notification indicating the failure of the paging.

US Pat. No. 10,694,491

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING MOTION BASED ON CHANNEL CORRELATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SIGNALS

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A system for detecting motion, the system comprising:a receiver at a first wireless communication device capable of wirelessly communicating with a second wireless communication device, the first wireless communication device configured to:
receive from the second wireless communication device via two or more subcarriers a first packet and a channel correlation for the first packet across the two or more subcarriers; and
control circuitry configured to:
estimate a channel energy difference for the receiver based on the channel correlation for the first packet; and
make a motion detection decision based on the estimated channel energy difference.

US Pat. No. 10,692,399

BRAILLE TACTILE SENSATION PRESENTING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. A braille tactile sensation presenting device comprising:a tactile sensation presenting unit that applies ultrasonic stimulation to a finger of a user and causes the user to feel a tactile sensation;
a camera that shoots the user;
a finger location specifying section that specifies, from an image shot by the camera, a position of the finger of the user being held out in the air;
a braille conversion section that converts a given character string into braille; and
a control section that performs control of automatic scrolling on the braille converted by the braille conversion section and control of causing the tactile sensation presenting unit to output, to the position of the finger of the user specified by the finger location specifying section, ultrasonic stimulation representing each character of the braille to be automatically scrolled.

US Pat. No. 10,691,408

DIGITAL MEDIA MESSAGE GENERATION

Nightlight Systems LLC, ...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium including one or more sequences of instructions that, when executed by one or more processors, causes:rendering a thumbnail at a particular location on a touch-sensitive display of an electronic device, the thumbnail being representative of a digital video segment corresponding to the thumbnail, wherein the digital video segment is stored in a memory associated with the electronic device, the digital video segment including an audio track and a video track;
receiving a touch and hold input at the particular location, wherein the touch and hold input indicates selection of the digital video segment;
while receiving the touch and hold input, capturing an audio segment, using a microphone of the electronic device, the audio segment having a duration corresponding to a first period of time over which the touch and hold input is received; and
combining the digital video segment and the audio segment into a digital media message in response to the touch and hold input, wherein the audio segment replaces at least a portion of the audio track of the digital video segment in the digital media message such that the portion of the audio track of the digital video segment is not included in the digital media message, wherein the video track of the digital video segment is presented simultaneously with the audio segment when the digital media message is played, and wherein a second period of time that the video track is presented is determined based on the duration of the audio segment.

US Pat. No. 10,690,593

SAMPLE ANALYZER AND RECORDING MEDIUM RECORDING SAMPLE ANALYSIS PROGRAM

HORIBA, LTD., Kyoto (JP)...

1. A sample analyzer, comprising:a detector detecting scattered light from a sample that is irradiated by an inspection light;
a processing device configured to:
obtain a reference function comprising an autocorrelation function of a reference signal as a function of a delay time;
calculate, with an autocorrelation function calculation part, autocorrelation functions of detection signals as a function of a delay time, the detection signals obtained by irradiating a sample with inspection light, to obtain a plurality of comparison target functions;
determine, with an autocorrelation function determination part, whether or not a displacement amount of each of the plurality of comparison target functions from the reference function is within a predetermined range over a predetermined delay time range;
analyze, with a sample analysis part, the sample using ones of the plurality of comparison target functions of the sample that have displacement amounts determined by the autocorrelation function determination part to be within the predetermined range over a predetermined time range; and
discard ones of the plurality of comparison target functions having displacement amounts determined by the autocorrelation function determination part to be outside of the predetermined range over the predetermined delay time range.

US Pat. No. 10,690,345

COMBUSTOR ASSEMBLIES FOR USE IN TURBINE ENGINES AND METHODS OF ASSEMBLING SAME

General Electric Company,...

1. A reverse flow combustor assembly for use in a gas turbine engine, the combustor assembly comprising:a combustor liner defining a combustion chamber and comprising an axial combustion portion and a curved transition portion, the curved transition portion positioned between an inlet and outlet of the combustor liner such that the inlet and outlet are spaced-apart along a curved centerline, wherein the combustor liner comprises an inner surface and an outer surface and a first plurality of cooling channels defined between the inner and outer surfaces; and
a sleeve substantially circumscribing the combustor liner such that an annular cavity is defined between the combustor liner and the sleeve, wherein the sleeve comprises a second plurality of cooling channels defined therethrough, the second plurality of cooling channels configured to channel a fluid against the combustor liner outer surface;
a single solid partition positioned within the cavity between the combustor liner and the sleeve, the partition being positioned axially between the axial combustion portion and the transition portion such that the partition extends circumferentially about an entirety of the combustor liner within the cavity to define a first cooling zone within the cavity upstream of the partition and a second cooling zone within the cavity downstream of the partition, the partition causing a differential pressure between the first and the second cooling zones.

US Pat. No. 10,688,949

OCCUPANT PROTECTION DEVICE

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

1. An occupant protection device comprising:a first sensor for detecting a value concerning a rotation angle of a vehicle;
a second sensor provided on a side of the vehicle to detect an acceleration in a vehicle longitudinal direction; and
a collision determination controller configured to determine whether or not a collision has occurred to the vehicle based on detection result of the first sensor, the collision determination controller also determining whether or not the collision has occurred to the vehicle based on detection result of the second sensor,
wherein the value concerning the rotation angle of the vehicle includes a yaw rate of the vehicle, and
wherein the collision determination controller determines whether or not the collision has occurred to the vehicle based on the detection result of the first sensor for a collision at a first speed, and also determines whether or not the collision has occurred to the vehicle based on the detection result of the second sensor for a collision at a second speed faster than the first speed.

US Pat. No. 10,687,909

ROBOTIC CONTROL OF IMAGING DEVICES WITH OPTICAL SHAPE SENSING

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A system for tracking and coordinating movement of a probe of an intraoperative imaging system with movement of a shape sensing enabled instrument, whereina probe head on a curved end portion of the intraoperative imaging system is configured to generate an image of an image region of a subject;
the shape sensing enabled instrument having at least an end portion moveable in the subject relative to a target region, the shape sensing enabled instrument having a coordinate system, the shape sensing enabled instrument coordinate system being registered with a coordinate system of the intraoperative imaging system;
a robot configured to steer the probe head to move along points on a sphere between a start position and a target position, the points on the sphere defining a range of motion permitted between the start position and the target position, each of the points on the sphere corresponding to an orientation of the image region, the target position being a point on the sphere which orients the image region to include at least the end of the shape sensing enabled instrument;
a robot control system configured to receive an output from the shape sensing enabled instrument indicative of a location of the end portion of the shape sensing enabled instrument and recompute the target position as the end portion of the shape sensing enabled instrument moves to maintain the end portion of the shape sensing enabled instrument in the image region and control the robot to move the probe head to the recomputed target position.

US Pat. No. 10,694,645

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THERMAL MANAGEMENT IN AN INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM

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

1. A method of thermally managing an information handling system, comprising:executing, by a processor operating in the information handling system, a security scan to simulate a maximum workload consuming an electrical power;
receiving, by the processor, a sensory signal generated by a temperature sensor, the sensory signal representing an ambient temperature of air cooling the information handling system;
determining, by the processor, a system ambient capability above the ambient temperature when operating the information handling system at the maximum workload;
generating a graphical user interface; and
incorporating the system ambient capability into the graphical user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,694,644

THERMOELECTRIC-ENHANCED, INLET AIR-COOLED THERMAL CONDUCTORS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A cooling apparatus comprising:a thermal conductor to facilitate cooling a heat-dissipating component(s) within an enclosure, the enclosure comprising an air inlet side through which an airflow ingresses into the enclosure, the thermal conductor comprising:
a first conductor portion to couple to the heat-dissipating component(s) to conduct heat therefrom; and
a second conductor portion to position at the air inlet side of the enclosure, wherein when operational, the first conductor portion transfers heat, at least in part, from the heat-dissipating component(s) to the second conductor portion;
at least one air-cooled heat sink coupled to the second conductor portion of the thermal conductor to facilitate transfer of heat from the second conductor portion to the airflow ingressing into the enclosure through the air inlet side;
at least one thermoelectric device coupled to at least one of the first conductor portion or the second conductor portion of the thermal conductor to selectively provide active auxiliary cooling to the thermal conductor; and
a controller controlling operation of the at least one thermoelectric device and selectively switching operation of the cooling apparatus between an active cooling mode, where the at least one thermoelectric device is active, and a passive cooling mode, where the at least one thermoelectric device is inactive.

US Pat. No. 10,694,640

SERVER WATER COOLING MODULES PREVENT WATER LEAKAGE DEVICE

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. A cooling system for use in cooling heat-generating electronic components, the system comprising:a radiator;
at least one cold plate for cooling a heat generating electronic component, the cold plate comprising integrally attached metal hoses for the passage of cooling fluid from the radiator, and the return of heated cooling fluid to the radiator, wherein the at least cold plate and the metal hoses are made of the same material and are integrated together in a form of soldering;
a silicon casing for connecting each of the metal hoses to the radiator;
a waterproof spray plate positioned between the heat generating electronic component and the silicon casings, the waterproof spray plate being configured to prevent liquid spray from the connection of the metal hoses to the radiator from reaching the heat generating electronic component; and
a water tray positioned beneath the radiator and the waterproof spray plate, the waterproof spray plate being shaped to deflect liquid spray toward the water tray, the water tray being configured to collect liquid spray from the connection of the metal hoses and liquid spray deflecting off of the waterproof spray plate.

US Pat. No. 10,694,637

MODULAR ANTENNA ARRAY SYSTEM WITH THERMAL MANAGEMENT

Rockwell Collins, Inc., ...

1. An antenna assembly comprising:a plurality of RF card assemblies, each of the RF card assemblies comprising an RF circuit board having a number of antenna elements;
a backplane circuit board having a top surface with at least one set of power supply rails, wherein each set of power supply rails includes an electric power rail and a ground path rail, wherein the electric power rail comprises a plurality of first connections configured to supply electric power to the RF card assemblies and the ground path rail comprises a plurality of second connections configured to provide a ground path to the RF card assemblies;
a plurality of connectors arranged in rows along the top surface of the backplane circuit board, each of the connectors having a bottom surface configured to engage the top surface of the backplane circuit board, each of the connectors having an inlet configured to receive one of the RF card assemblies along a plane perpendicular to the top surface of the backplane circuit board, wherein the bottom surface includes a plurality of power supply pins configured to engage the electric power rail and the ground path rail; and
a chassis configured to enclose the backplane circuit board, the RF card assemblies, and the connectors;
wherein the RF card assemblies are each spaced a distance apart, wherein the distance is a value corresponding to at least a half wavelength of a highest operating frequency of the antenna assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,694,636

ELECTRONIC RACK CROWN

1. An electronics rack crown comprising:a. a rack crown structure adapted to be fastened to a top front soffit of an electronics rack cabinet;
b. a video display screen supported in said rack crown structure and aligned to a framed opening in said rack crown structure; and
c. a microphone supported in said rack crown structure.

US Pat. No. 10,694,635

MESH NETWORK TOPOLOGY BASED ON MIDPLANE BOARD

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system, comprising:a chassis sized to fit in a server rack, the chassis defining a space bounded by a front, a rear, a top, a bottom, a left side, and a right side, the chassis further defining a vertical direction between the top and the bottom, a longitudinal direction between the front and the rear, and a lateral direction between the left side and the right side;
a power harness extending in the vertical direction and comprising a first power connector, a second power connector, a third power connector, and a fourth power connector, wherein at least the first power connector is configured to receive in the longitudinal direction to establish connection for transmission of power and to permit translation therein substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal direction;
a midplane board extending in the longitudinal direction and comprising a first interconnect slot and a second interconnect slot on one side of the midplane board and a third interconnect slot and a fourth interconnect slot on an opposite side of the midplane board; and
a set of sleds each respectively comprising a rear edge, a lateral edge, a processor, and a connector positioned at the lateral edge and coupled with the processor, the set of sleds comprising:
a first sled having a first connector received in the first interconnect slot of the midplane board and coupled at a first rear edge to the first power connector of the power harness;
a second sled having a second connector received in the second interconnect slot of the midplane board and coupled at a second rear edge to the second power connector of the power harness;
a third sled having a third connector received in the third interconnect slot of the midplane board and coupled at a third rear edge to the third power connector of the power harness; and
a fourth sled having a fourth connector received in the fourth interconnect slot of the midplane board and coupled at a fourth rear edge to the fourth power connector of the power harness;
wherein the first, second, third, and fourth interconnect slots of the midplane board are electrically coupled to one another to form a mesh network among the processors of the set of sleds.

US Pat. No. 10,694,633

MOTOR CONTROLLER AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING THE SAME

REGAL BELOIT AMERICA, INC...

1. A method of encapsulating a printed circuit board of a motor controller with a potting material, said method comprising:inserting the printed circuit board into a recess formed in a base portion of an encapsulation assembly such that a bottom surface of the printed circuit board is spaced from a surface of the recess;
coupling a cover portion of the encapsulation assembly to the base portion to define a cavity therebetween;
injecting the potting material into the cavity through at least one injection port defined in at least one of the base portion and the cover portion such that the printed circuit board is at least partially coated in the potting material; and
coupling a plurality of isolation structures to at least one of said base portion and said cover portion, wherein the plurality of isolation structures prevent the potting material from contacting a plurality of predetermined portions of the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,694,632

SAFETY-RELATED ELECTRONICS MODULE

1. Electronic safety module with an electrical connection (3), characterized in that the electrical connection (3) comprises a partial thread (10) that is an integral part of an electrically conductive component providing electrical shielding, wherein the component embodying the partial thread (10) consists of an electrically conductive material.

US Pat. No. 10,694,630

CASE FOR A MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE WITH A SCREEN

TECH 21 LICENSING LIMITED...

1. A case for a mobile communications device with a screen, the case comprising main body and a cover;the main body having a substantially rectangular configuration comprising a back wall with a top edge and a bottom edge and a pair of side edges extending substantially perpendicular to the top and bottom edges, top and bottom walls extend away from the top and bottom edges and side walls extend away from the side edges such that the four walls define (1) a rectangular opening in a front face of the main body, via which the mobile communications device is receivable, and (2) with the back wall, a cavity to receive a mobile communication device, the main body having a recess to which the cover engages;
the cover comprising a cover portion arranged to selectively cover the front of the cavity in a closed position and a connection portion having a connection projection, the connection projection engaging the recess in the main body to connect the cover portion to the main body so that the cover portion is movable between a closed position in which the cover portion covers the cavity and an open position in which the cavity is accessible;
the cover portion being formed, at least partially, of a flexible sheet of material, the free edge of the cover portion adjacent to the side wall opposite the connection portion being provided with a tab which is an extension of the flexible sheet material forming the cover portion;
a stud fastener being fixed to the tab;
one of the top wall, the bottom wall or one of the side wals of the main body adjacent to the tab with the cover in the closed position being provided with an opening;
the main body in the vicinity of the opening being formed of a first resilient material and the stud fastener being formed of a material which is harder than the first resilient material; and
the opening being positioned, in use, so that when the cover portion is in the closed position over the mobile communications device, the tab has a closed cover disengaged tab position and a closed cover engaged tab position, in the closed cover disengaged tab position, the tab is not engaged with the opening, in the closed cover engaged tab position, the tab is engaged with the opening, transition between the closed cover disengaged tab position and closed cover engaged tab position occurs by moving the tab so that the stud fastener enters the opening and resiliently deforms the material in the vicinity of the opening to hold the stud fastener in the opening in a secured configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,694,629

SYSTEM WITH MULTIPLE DISPLAYS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A portable electronic system, comprising:a first electronic device that includes a first housing, the first housing carrying a first display, a first magnet, and a first connector;
a second electronic device that includes a second housing, the second housing carrying a second display, a second magnet, and a second connector; and
a hinge assembly that allows rotation between the first electronic device and the second electronic device, the hinge assembly capable of establishing a communication channel between the first connector and the second connector, the hinge assembly comprising:
a first concave portion that is contoured to the first housing,
a first hinge magnet configured to magnetically couple with the first magnet,
a second concave portion that is contoured to the second housing, and
a second hinge magnet configured to magnetically couple with the second magnet.

US Pat. No. 10,694,623

FOLDABLE DISPLAY APPARATUS

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A foldable display apparatus comprising:a first housing;
a second housing;
a folding portion at a space between the first housing and the second housing to connect the first housing to the second housing so that the first and second housings are configured to be folded with respect to each other;
a flexible display comprising:
a contraction surface supported by the first housing, the second housing, and the folding portion; and
a tensile surface configured to display images; and
a hinge holder configured to be selectively inserted into, or withdrawn from, the folding portion, such that a portion of the hinge holder is configured to be inserted in a holding hole within the folding portion to be hidden between front and rear surfaces of the foldable display apparatus when the hinge holder is inserted into the holding hole within the folding portion,
wherein the front surface of the foldable display apparatus supports the flexible display, and
wherein the front and rear surfaces are the two largest surfaces of the display apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,694,616

FILAMENT POWER SUPPLY FOR ELECTRON ACCELERATOR AND ELECTRON ACCELERATOR

1. A filament power supply for an electron accelerator, comprising:a rectifier circuit configured to convert a power frequency AC voltage signal into a DC voltage signal;
an inverter circuit configured to convert the DC voltage signal into an AC voltage signal and output the AC voltage signal;
a sampling circuit configured to sample at least one of a current or a voltage of the AC voltage signal to obtain at least one of a current sampling signal or a voltage sampling signal;
a pulse width modulation control chip configured to adjust a duty cycle of a pulse width modulation signal output by the pulse width modulation control chip until a voltage of the current sampling signal is equal to that of a reference current signal, or a voltage of the voltage sampling signal is equal to that of a reference voltage signal; and
a modulation circuit configured to modulate the power frequency AC voltage signal according to the pulse width modulation signal to obtain a modulation signal and output the power frequency AC voltage signal and the modulation signal to the inverter circuit to trigger the inverter circuit to convert the DC voltage signal into the AC voltage signal.

US Pat. No. 10,694,612

LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM WITH EMERGENCY MODE

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A control device comprising:a load control circuit for controlling power to one or more electrical loads;
a communication circuit;
a control circuit coupled to the communication circuit and the load control circuit; and
a memory coupled to the control circuit; and
wherein when power is applied to the control circuit, the control circuit is configured to:
recall an emergency mode control setting from memory;
control, via the load control circuit, the one or more electrical loads according to the emergency mode control setting; and
transmit, via the communication circuit, a message indicating the control device is in an emergency mode.

US Pat. No. 10,694,609

WIRELESS LIGHTING CONTROL

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A wireless lighting control device, comprising:a wireless interface device comprising a wireless transceiver, wherein the wireless interface device is configured to receive lighting control instructions and device configuration instructions wirelessly via the wireless transceiver, wherein the lighting control instructions are used to control operations of a digitally addressable lighting interface (DALI) driver, and wherein the device configuration instructions are used to control operations of the wireless lighting control device;
a control interface circuitry communicably coupled to a controller that is communicably coupled to the wireless interface device, wherein the control interface circuitry is compatible with and configured to be coupled to the DALI driver, wherein the controller and the control interface circuitry are configured to generate DALI instructions for controlling the DALI driver by translating the lighting control instructions to the DALI instructions when the lighting control instructions include non-DALI lighting control instructions, wherein the wireless lighting control device is configurable based on the device configuration instructions to operate in a pass-through mode, wherein, when the wireless lighting control device is configured to operate in the pass-through mode, the controller and the control interface circuitry pass the lighting control instructions through to the DALI driver, and wherein the controller is configured to receive from a wireless user device a status request for a status of the wireless lighting control device and to transmit status information indicating the status of the wireless lighting control device to the wireless user device wirelessly via the wireless transceiver in response to the status request received by the controller; and
a power supply that provides output power to the wireless interface device.

US Pat. No. 10,694,607

ELECTRONIC DEVICES WITH LIGHT SENSOR WAVEGUIDES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a housing;
an ambient light sensor window;
an ambient light sensor in the housing; and
a light guide in the housing between the ambient light sensor window and the ambient light sensor, wherein the light guide has a core, a metal coating, and a dielectric layer between the metal coating and the core, and wherein the dielectric layer comprises a thin-film interference filter formed from a stack of multiple thin-film coatings.

US Pat. No. 10,694,606

LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM COMMISSIONING USING LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM SENSORS

ABL IP Holding LLC, Atla...

1. A method for commissioning a lighting control system, the method comprising:selecting a control device for a lighting group in the lighting control system;
receiving, via the control device for the lighting group, a first instruction to the lighting control system, the first instruction causing devices in the lighting control system to enter a pairing mode;
selecting a first device to be associated with the control device based on motion of a person in a vicinity of the first device detected by a sensor;
associating the first device with the lighting group for a specified space based on the motion detected by the sensor; and
receiving, via the control device for the lighting group, a second instruction to the lighting control system and, in response to the second instruction, exiting the pairing mode by the devices in the lighting control system,
wherein entering the pairing mode comprises reducing a sensitivity of the sensor and changing a visible operating characteristic of the first device.

US Pat. No. 10,694,604

LIGHTING CONTROLLER, LIGHTING SYSTEM AND CONFIGURATION METHOD

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A lighting system controller for controlling a networked lighting system comprising one or more lighting units, the lighting system controller arranged for:enabling addition, by a user, of a sensor as a new network node to the networked lighting system,
receiving sensor information from the sensor, and
providing wireless control signals to the one or more lighting units in dependence upon the received sensor information,wherein the lighting system controller is further arranged for:in response to addition of the sensor, temporarily switch from a normal operation mode to a high sensitivity mode for assisting the user in testing the sensor function,wherein in the high sensitivity mode the lighting system controller is arranged for increasing the frequency of the polling of the sensor such that there is an increased frequency of communications between the lighting system controller and the sensor compared to the frequency of communications in the normal operational mode.

US Pat. No. 10,694,600

DIGITALLY ADJUSTABLE FOCUSED BEAM LIGHTING SYSTEM

NBCUniversal Media, LLC, ...

1. A beam angle-adjustable lighting assembly comprising:a lighting tower, wherein the lighting tower comprises:
a plurality of layers of lighting elements, wherein each layer of lighting elements is configured to provide a different beam angle of emitted light with respect to light emitted from another layer of lighting elements when reflected from a parabolic reflector, wherein each layer of lighting elements of the plurality of layers of lighting elements is disposed on a plurality of sides of the lighting tower, and wherein the lighting tower is configured to generate a plurality of patterns of light comprising:
a first pattern of light generated via activation of all lighting elements of at least one layer of lighting elements of the plurality of layers of lighting elements; and
a second pattern of light generated via deactivation of all lighting elements disposed along at least one side of the plurality of sides of the lighting tower.

US Pat. No. 10,694,599

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TEMPERATURE CONTROL IN LIGHT-EMITTING-DIODE LIGHTING SYSTEMS

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. A system controller for regulating one or more currents, the system controller comprising:a thermal detector configured to detect a temperature associated with the system controller and generate a thermal detection signal based at least in part on the detected temperature; and
a drive signal generator configured to receive the thermal detection signal and generate a drive signal based at least in part on the thermal detection signal to close or open a switch to affect a drive current associated with one or more light emitting diodes;
wherein the drive signal generator is further configured to:
in response to the detected temperature increasing from a first temperature threshold but remaining smaller than a second temperature threshold, generate the drive signal to keep the drive current at a first current magnitude, the second temperature threshold being higher than the first temperature threshold and the first current magnitude being kept constant between the first temperature threshold and the second temperature threshold; and
in response to the detected temperature increasing to become equal to or larger than the second temperature threshold, change the drive signal to reduce the drive current from the first current magnitude to a second current magnitude, the second current magnitude being smaller than the first current magnitude.

US Pat. No. 10,694,598

KEYPAD INTERFACE FOR PROGRAMMING A LOAD CONTROL SYSTEM

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A load control system comprising:a load control device configured to control an electrical load, the load control device comprising a default configuration for controlling the electrical load in response to at least one message from at least one input device; and
a keypad device comprising one or more buttons, where the keypad device is configured to:
receive at least one actuation of the one or more buttons; and
in response to the at least one actuation of the one or more buttons, override the default configuration for controlling the electrical load in response to the at least one message from the at least one input device and generate programming information configured to enable the load control device to control the electrical load differently than the default configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,694,597

LED PIXEL CIRCUITS WITH PWM DIMMING

INNOLUX CORPORATION, Mia...

1. A pixel circuit for illuminating a first LED unit with a level of brightness, comprising:a first latch circuit, latching first control data according to a first latch signal to generate a first control signal;
a first pass switch, providing the first control data from a data signal to the first latch circuit according to a scan signal;
a PWM circuit, generating a PWM signal according to the first control signal and an enable signal; and
a current source, supplying a constant current flowing through the first LED unit according to the PWM signal;
wherein the first control data is divided into an MSB (Most Significant Bit) control data and an LSB (Least Significant Bit) control data;
wherein the first latch circuit comprises;
a first sub latch circuit, latching the MSB control data according to the first latch signal to generate an MSB control signal; and
a second sub latch circuit, latching the LSB control data according to the first latch signal to generate an LSB control signal;
wherein the first pass switch comprises:
a first sub switch, providing the MSB control data from the data signal to the first sub latch circuit according to the scan signal; and
a second sub switch, providing the LSB control data from the data signal to the second sub latch circuit according to the scan signal;
wherein the PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) circuit comprises:
a first sub PWM circuit, generating an MSB PWM signal according to the MSB control signal and the enable signal; and
a second sub PWM circuit, generating an LSB PWM signal according to the LSB control signal and the enable signal;
wherein the current source comprises:
a first sub current source, supplying a first current to the first LED unit according to the MSB PWM signal; and
a second sub current source, supplying a second current to the first LED unit according to the LSB PWM signal, wherein the second current is lower than the first current.

US Pat. No. 10,694,593

DYNAMIC POWER SUPPLY FOR LIGHT EMITTING DIODE

ECOSENSE LIGHTING, INC., ...

1. A power supply for powering a light emitting diode (“LED”), wherein said LED has a forward voltage when operating, wherein said forward voltage changes during operation, said power supply comprising:a boost circuit configured for increasing power from a first voltage to a second voltage;
a capacitor coupled to said boost circuit to receive said power at said second voltage, said capacitor having a capacitor voltage when charged;
a buck circuit coupled to said capacitor and said LED and configured to draw current from said capacitor and deliver a fixed and regulated current to said LED; and
a voltage regulation circuit for adjusting said power received by said capacitor to maintain said capacitor voltage just above said forward voltage as said forward voltage changes, wherein said voltage regulation circuit is configured to monitor said forward voltage directly from said LED;
a comparator for receiving as input a voltage established on a terminal of said LED and a reference voltage source and generating a control signal;
wherein said voltage regulation circuit is configured to monitor said forward voltage and control said capacitor voltage such that said capacitor voltage just exceeds said forward voltage based on said control signal, wherein said voltage regulation circuit is configured to control said capacitor voltage by decreasing said capacitor voltage when said control signal is below a first threshold, and increasing said capacitor voltage when said control signal is above a second threshold, wherein said first and second threshold are established such that said capacitor voltage is maintained just above said forward voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,694,591

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HEATING AND RE-ROUNDING SPOOLABLE PIPE

TRINITY BAY E QUIPMENT HO...

1. A system, comprising:a pipe heater configured to heat spoolable pipe to provide a heated spoolable pipe;
a pipe re-rounder configured to re-round the heated spoolable pipe to provide a rounded spoolable pipe; and
a deployment trailer, wherein the deployment trailer comprises:
a trailer bed;
a spoolable pipe deployment device coupled to the trailer bed;
the pipe heater coupled to the trailer bed; and
the pipe re-rounder coupled to the trailer bed.

US Pat. No. 10,694,586

TRANSPARENT PANE HAVING A HEATABLE COATING

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A transparent pane comprising:at least one heatable, electrically conductive coating connected to at least two collecting electrodes configured to establish an electrical connection to two terminals of a voltage source, so that an applied supply voltage of the voltage source causes a heating current to flow via a heating field formed between the at least two collecting electrodes, wherein the heating field contains at least one coating-free zone bordered by a zone edge that is formed at least in sections by the electrically conductive coating,
wherein at least one collecting electrode of the at least two collecting electrodes is electrically connected via at least two electrical supply lines to at least one additional electrode,
wherein at least one electrical supply line of the at least two electrical supply lines runs, at least in sections, in the heating field
wherein the at least one additional electrode electrically connects the at least two electrical supply lines to one another, and/or
wherein the at least one additional electrode is subdivided into at least two subregions separated from one another, wherein each of the at least two subregions is electrically connected to at least one of the electrical supply lines, and
wherein in the heating field, at least one coating-free line runs at least in sections along at least one of the electrical supply lines, on a side facing away from the at least one coating-free zone,
wherein the at least one coating-free line runs out from one collecting electrode through the heating field all the way to a level of the additional electrode or all the way to a level of the subregions of the additional electrode, or
the at least one coating-free line runs out from one collecting electrode of the at least two collecting electrodes through the heating field all the way to the level of the additional electrode or to the level of the subregions of the additional electrode and from there out in sections through the heating field section along the additional electrode or longest subregions of the additional electrode, or
the at least one coating-free line begins in the heating field at a certain distance from the collecting electrode,
wherein at least one collecting electrode of the at least two collecting electrodes is subdivided into at least two subregions separated from one another,
wherein each of the at least two subregions of the at least two collecting electrodes is electrically connected via at least one of the electrical supply lines to the at least one additional electrode or to at least one of the subregions of the at least one additional electrode, and
wherein each of the at least two subregions of the at least one collecting electrode is electrically conductively connected to one of at least two flat conductors, wherein the at least two flat conductors are electrically conductively connected to one of the two terminals of the voltage source, or
wherein the at least two subregions of the at least one collecting electrode are electrically conductively connected to a common flat conductor via a common connecting part or via one of two connecting parts, wherein the common flat conductor and the common connecting part or the two connecting parts are arranged electrically isolated from the at least two electrical supply lines.

US Pat. No. 10,694,582

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RADIO INTERFACE SWITCHING

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. An apparatus for Radio Interface (RI) switching in a wireless communication network, the apparatus comprising:a plurality of RI ports, each connected to a node of either a Radio Equipment Control (REC) or a Radio Equipment (RE), wherein at least one REC and at least one RE are connected to the apparatus via the plurality of RI ports;
a processor configured to:
receive, from a radio network controller (RNC), information on an amount of minimal processing and transmission units of respective RI ports, and
calculate a mapping relationship based on the received information, wherein the mapping relationship indicates data mapping between one or more minimal processing and transmission units of the at least one REC and one or more minimal processing and transmission units of the at least one RE;
a storage configured to store the mapping relationship between the one or more minimal processing and transmission units of the at least one REC and the one or more minimal processing and transmission units of the at least one RE, wherein each of the one or more minimal processing and transmission units is an Antenna-Carrier (AxC); and
a switcher configured to switch data received at an RI port, of the plurality of RI ports, to another RI port, of the plurality of RI ports, based on the mapping relationship.

US Pat. No. 10,694,568

EFFICIENT COMMUNICATION OF NETWORK IDENTIFIERS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of operating a terminal device in a first network, the method comprising:receiving, from the first network, one or more indices and a mapping between the one or more indices and respective network identifiers, each network identifier identifying a network and/or a network node, wherein a network identifier is mapped to an index which is common for one or more network identifiers while also being mapped to an index which is unique to the network identifier;
receiving, from the first network, a communication that specifies a particular index of the one or more indices, wherein the communication includes an instruction to perform a mobility-related action relating to a network and/or network node having the particular index;
determining that two or more networks and/or network nodes share the particular index;
determining which one of the two or more networks and/or network nodes having the shared index the terminal device is to take the mobility-related action relating to;
wherein the mobility-related action comprises sending a report to the first network; and
wherein the step of determining comprises determining the network and/or network node having the shared index to take the mobility-related action relating to as the network and/or network node that has any one or more of:
(i) the strongest signal;
(ii) the highest signal quality;
(iii) the lowest air interface load;
(iv) the highest total capacity; and
(v) the highest current capacity.

US Pat. No. 10,694,564

BLUETOOTH PAIRING METHOD AND TERMINAL DEVICE

HUAWEIO TECHNOLOGIES CO.,...

1. A Bluetooth pairing method, comprising:receiving, by a terminal device, a first Bluetooth parameter input by a user;
encrypting, by the terminal device, the first Bluetooth parameter to generate first pairing information, wherein the first pairing information comprises a first random number set as a Bluetooth name of the terminal device;
sending, by the terminal device, the first pairing information to a peer device;
receiving, by the terminal device, second pairing information sent by the peer device, wherein the second pairing information is generated by the peer device by performing encryption computation based on a second Bluetooth parameter received by the peer device;
determining, by the terminal device, based on the second pairing information, that the first Bluetooth parameter is the same as the second Bluetooth parameter;
determining, by the peer device, based on the first pairing information, that the first Bluetooth parameter is the same as the second Bluetooth parameter; and
determining, by the terminal device, that the terminal device and the peer device are paired successfully.

US Pat. No. 10,694,560

INTEGRATING PRIVATE LTE RADIO SERVICE WITH WIFI ACCESS ARCHITECTURES

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving a Long Term Evolution (LTE) non-access stratum (NAS) message from a User Equipment (UE) device at a WiFi access point (AP) device operating in an environment without an LTE core network;
sending the LTE NAS message from the WiFi AP device using a control and provisioning of wireless access protocols (CAPWAP) tunnel to a wireless local area network (WLAN) controller;
translating, at the WLAN controller, the LTE NAS message to a WiFi service layer message;
receiving, using the CAPWAP tunnel, a NAS response based on the WiFi service layer message at the WiFi AP device from the WLAN controller; and
sending, from the WiFi AP device to the UE device, an LTE attach response based on the NAS response.

US Pat. No. 10,694,554

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD AND HOST MACHINE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A data transmission method, comprising:obtaining, by a host machine, a first network address of a physical terminal, wherein the physical terminal has started to establish a connection or has established a connection to a mobile network;
setting, by the host machine, a second network address of a virtual terminal to the first network address; and
sending, by the virtual terminal, data to the mobile network by using the first network address and/or receiving, by the virtual terminal, data sent by the mobile network by using the first network address, wherein the virtual terminal runs on the host machine; and, wherein
obtaining, by the host machine, the first network address of the physical terminal comprises:
receiving, by the host machine, a data packet sent by the physical terminal, wherein the physical terminal has established a connection to the mobile network; and
parsing, by the host machine, the data packet to obtain the first network address of the physical terminal; and, wherein
after obtaining, by a host machine, a first network address of a physical terminal, the method further comprises:
when the host machine determines that a first port number of the physical terminal is in conflict with a second port number of the virtual terminal, configuring, by the host machine, the first port number to a third port number, and configuring the second port number to a fourth port number, wherein the first port number is obtained by the host machine by parsing the data packet sent by the physical terminal, and the third port number is not in conflict with the fourth port number; and
sending, by the virtual terminal, data to the mobile network by using the first network address and/or receiving, by the virtual terminal, data sent by the mobile network by using the first network address comprises:
sending, by the virtual terminal, the data to the mobile network by using the first network address and the fourth port number and/or receiving, by the virtual terminal, the data sent by the mobile network by using the first network address and the fourth port number.

US Pat. No. 10,694,553

CONNECTION METHOD OF COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND THE COMMUNICATION DEVICE

YAMAHA CORPORATION, Hama...

1. A connection method of communicating a new audio device with a communication system, the method comprising:constructing the communication system, which includes an external access point of a wireless LAN (Local Area Network) connected to a wired LAN and a plurality of audio devices each including a wireless LAN access point function and a wireless LAN child device function, at least one of the plurality of audio devices being a highest-level communication device, by:
connecting one audio device that is the highest-level communication device, among the plurality of audio devices, to the external access point via the wired LAN; and
connecting another audio device, among the plurality of audio devices, to an access point of the one audio device;
connecting the new audio device to an access point of the another audio device;
acquiring, from the access point of the another audio device, system information of the communication system including a connection form of the plurality of audio devices; and
automatically changing a connection destination of the new audio device from the access point of the another audio device to the external access point based on the acquired system information, wherein the new audio device:
activates its own access point as a stand-alone access point;
connects to a controller, after the controller cancels the connection of the new device to the external access point;
receives, from the controller, connection information for connecting to the external access point;
deactivates the stand-alone access point; and
connects to the external access point using the received connection information.

US Pat. No. 10,694,551

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BINDING COMMUNICATION BETWEEN MOBILE DEVICE AND FIXED DEVICE

BEIJING KINGSOFT INTERNET...

1. A method for establishing a communication connection between a mobile device and a fixed device, which is applied to the mobile device, the method comprising:receiving, via a wireless network, a broadcast message containing first connection information related to a fixed device sent by the fixed device;
determining whether the first connection information in the received broadcast message matches connection information of a fixed device that has been bound to the mobile device, wherein the connection information of the fixed device that has been bound to the mobile device is received from the fixed device by the mobile device via a Universal Serial Bus (USB) connection when the mobile device is connected to the fixed device via the USB connection;
if so, returning a second connection information of the mobile device to the matching fixed device via the wireless network, such that the fixed device sends a connection request to the mobile device according to the second connection information;
starting a port listening thread to listen on a preset port based on HyperText Transport Protocol (HTTP); and
receiving the connection request to establish a communication connection between the mobile device and the fixed device, comprising:
listening with the port listening thread to obtain an HTTP connection request for the preset port of the mobile device; and
establishing the communication connection between the mobile device and the fixed device, and feeding a status code corresponding to a connection success status back to the fixed device after the communication connection is established successfully.

US Pat. No. 10,694,546

MEDIA ACCESS CONTROL FOR DUPLEX TRANSMISSIONS IN WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORKS

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

1. A method implemented by a first communication device that is capable of duplex transmissions, wherein duplex transmissions involve simultaneously transmitting and receiving via a same wireless frequency band, the method comprising:receiving, at the first communication device, duplex transmission permission information corresponding to a transmit opportunity period (TXOP) established by a second communication device, the duplex transmission permission information indicating that the second communication device permits a duplex transmission during the TXOP and while the second communication device transmits, wherein the duplex transmission permission information is received from the second communication device via a wireless transmission, and wherein the duplex transmission permission information is included in a media access control layer (MAC) protocol data unit (MPDU);
in response to receiving the duplex transmission permission information, determining, at the first communication device, that the first communication device is permitted to perform the duplex transmission during the TXOP;
receiving, at the first communication device, a first packet from the second communication device during the TXOP, wherein the first packet spans a wireless communication channel; and
transmitting, by the first communication device, a second packet while the first communication device is receiving the first packet, and wherein the second packet is transmitted in the wireless communication channel.

US Pat. No. 10,694,544

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING CONTENTION-BASED ACCESS IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for performing an uplink transmission by a terminal in a mobile communication system supporting a carrier aggregation, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, first configuration information of a first logical channel and second configuration information of a second logical channel for the terminal, the first configuration information of the first logical channel indicates whether data of the first logical channel is allowed to be transmitted on a cell associated with a contention based resource, and the second configuration information of the second logical channel indicates whether data of the second logical channel is allowed to be transmitted on the cell associated with the contention based resource;
identifying that a first data of the first logical channel is not allowed to be transmitted on the cell based on the first configuration information, and second data of the second logical channel is allowed to be transmitted on the cell based on the second configuration information;
determining whether an uplink grant received from the base station is associated with the cell;
transmitting, to the base station, all or part of the first data of the first logical channel and the second data of the second logical channel determined based on a priority order of the first logical channel and a priority order of the second logical channel using the uplink grant, in case that the uplink grant is not associated with the cell; and
transmitting, to the base station, the second data of the second logical channel using the uplink grant, in case that the uplink grant is associated with the cell.

US Pat. No. 10,694,542

CLASSIFICATION OF USER EQUIPMENT USING EXTENDED SET OF RANDOM ACCESS PREAMBLES

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of operating a radio access node, comprising:receiving a random access preamble from a wireless communication device;
determining whether the received random access preamble belongs to a standard set of random access preambles or an additional set of random access preambles, wherein the standard set corresponds to at least one standard class of wireless communication device and the additional set corresponds to at least one non-standard class of wireless communication device; and
in response to determining that the random access preamble belongs to the additional set of random access preambles, identifying the wireless communication device as belonging to a non-standard class of wireless communication device, and transmitting information to the wireless communication device based on the non-standard class identification,
wherein the additional set of random access preambles are generated by unused cyclic shifts in a last root sequence used to generate the standard set of random access preambles.

US Pat. No. 10,694,541

RANDOM ACCESS CONFIGURATION FOR MTC OPERATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, performed by a user equipment in a wireless network, the method comprising:receiving information indicating Random Access Channel (RACH) physical resources, said information indicating a set of RACH physical resources for transmission of a random access preamble for random access attempts that use a first number of repetitions of the random access preamble for each random access attempt; and
transmitting, for a single random access attempt, a random access preamble with the first number of random access preamble repetitions using at least the set of RACH physical resources, wherein the transmitted random access preamble with the first number of random access preamble repetitions is transmitted according to a frequency hopping pattern, and wherein a starting frequency location of the frequency hopping pattern is randomly selected by the user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,694,535

UPLINK TRANSMISSION METHOD IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing uplink transmission in an unlicensed band by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, to a base station (BS), capability information,
wherein the capability information includes information related to a channel sensing supportable by the UE;
receiving, from the BS, an uplink grant including information related to the channel sensing supportable by the UE;
performing (i) channel sensing in an uplink frequency full band and then (ii) channel sensing in a first resource region for a predetermined first time duration, based on the uplink grant; and
transmitting, to the BS, uplink data in an uplink resource region of a channel determined to be idle as a result of the channel sensing in the first resource region,
wherein the uplink data is rate matched or punctured on a region overlapping with a second resource region for predetermined second time duration in the uplink resource region.

US Pat. No. 10,694,534

TRANSFERRING DATA THROUGH A BONDED COMMUNICATION LINK

Sqwaq, Inc., Dallas, TX ...

1. A method, the method comprisingidentifying Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) telemetry data indicative of the status of an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV);
identifying another type of data;
assigning a higher priority to the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) telemetry data relative to a lower priority assigned to the other type of data;
selecting a first communication link and a second communication link to transfer the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) telemetry data and the other type of data, the first communication link and the second communication link bonded together in a bonded communication link, the first communication link and the second communication link selected based on:
a monitored first link quality of the first communication link and a monitored second link quality of the second communication link, and
at least one of: the higher priority or the lower priority; and
routing data through the bonded communication link based on the first link quality, the second link quality, the higher priority, and the lower priority, including:
determining that the second communication link is degraded relative to the first communication link based on the first link quality and the second link quality;
routing the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) telemetry data via the first communication link based at least in part on the assigned higher priority; and
routing the other type of data via the second communication link.

US Pat. No. 10,694,533

NETWORK SCHEDULING IN UNLICENSED SPECTRUMS

T-Mobile USA, Inc., Bell...

1. A system associated with a cellular base station, the system comprising:one or more processors;
memory; and
a plurality of programming instructions stored on the memory and executable by the one or more processors to perform operations comprising:
assessing, at a first time, first interference in an unlicensed spectrum by measuring energy levels in the unlicensed spectrum;
determining, based at least in part on the first interference, a first schedule to determine a start time for transmitting data via the unlicensed spectrum, a maximum amount of data that is permitted to be transmitted via the unlicensed spectrum, and a maximum amount of time that data is permitted to be transmitted via the unlicensed spectrum;
facilitating, for a first period of time between the first time and a second time after the first time, first data transmission events between two or more mobile devices based at least in part on the first schedule, each of the two or more mobile devices including technology for exchanging data via the unlicensed spectrum;
assessing, at the second time, second interference in the unlicensed spectrum; and
determining, based at least in part on the second interference, a second schedule to be used for facilitating second transmission events during a second period of time between the second time and a third time after the second time, wherein the first period of time and the second period of time comprise a same amount of time.

US Pat. No. 10,694,531

GROUPING USER EQUIPMENT BASED ON PRECODING MATRIX INDICATORS FOR COMBINED TRANSMISSION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication at a base station, comprising:receiving a plurality of precoding matrix indicators (PMIs) from a plurality of user equipment (UEs), each PMI in the plurality of PMIs being received from a different UE;
determining, at the base station, a categorization of PMIs into a plurality of PMI sets, wherein the plurality of PMI sets comprise a first PMI set that includes at least a first PMI and a second PMI that is different than the first PMI, wherein the second PMI is categorized into the first PMI set with the first PMI based on the second PMI being a column permutation of the first PMI;
assigning each UE of the plurality of UEs to a UE group based on at least one PMI received from a corresponding UE, each UE group being associated with a different PMI set in the plurality of PMI sets, wherein at least one UE is assigned to a first UE group associated with the first PMI set that includes at least the first PMI and the second PMI;
assigning a transmission scheme to each UE group; and
transmitting a combined transmission to the first UE group associated with the first PMI set, the combined transmission being based at least in part on the transmission scheme assigned to the first UE group.

US Pat. No. 10,694,530

TRANSMISSION OF PRIORITY INDICATOR BETWEEN ENBS IN A LICENSED FREQUENCY BAND TO MANAGE COMMUNICATION RESOURCES IN AN UNLICENSED FREQUENCY BAND

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A method performed at an eNodeB (eNB), the method comprising:determining that a high priority communication is pending transmission to a user equipment (UE) device;
transmitting a high priority indicator within a licensed frequency band to at least one other eNB, the high priority indicator indicating that the eNB has a high priority communication pending transmission; and
transmitting the high priority communication over the unlicensed frequency band to the UE device when it is determined that the unlicensed frequency band is not in use,
wherein the transmitting the high priority indicator comprises:
determining whether the unlicensed frequency band is in use;
transmitting the high priority indicator only if the unlicensed frequency band is in use;
determining whether another high priority indicator has been received from another eNB; and
transmitting the high priority indicator only if no other high priority indicator has been received.

US Pat. No. 10,694,523

SPATIAL REUSE TRANSMISSIONS IN WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORKS (WLANS)

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A method for communicating in a first wireless communication network, the method comprising:setting, at a communication device in the first wireless communication network, a power threshold level to a value from among a set of different values that includes at least a maximum value and a minimum value, the power threshold level for use in determining whether a communication channel is idle, the power threshold level being set to a value that is above the minimum value;
using, at the communication device, the power threshold level set to the value above the minimum value to determine whether the communication is idle;
determining, at the communication device and while using the power threshold level set to the value above the minimum value to determine whether the communication is idle, that a transmission is to be performed during a spatial reuse opportunity corresponding to a transmission in a second wireless communication network;
determining, at the communication device, a transmit power to use for transmission during the spatial reuse opportunity, the transmit power being determined using the power threshold level set to the value above the minimum value; and
transmitting, by the communication device, a packet during the spatial reuse opportunity at the transmit power that was determined using the power threshold level set to the value above the minimum value.

US Pat. No. 10,694,520

UPLINK TRANSMISSION RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD, BASE STATION, AND USER EQUIPMENT

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

2. A base station, comprising:a generation circuitry
to generate indication information carried by narrowband physical downlink control channel (NPDCCH), which indicates the subcarriers of narrowband physical uplink shared channel (NPUSCH) assigned for UE,
wherein when subcarrier spacing of NPUSCH is 3.75 kHz, the generation circuitry uses the indication information to indicate one subcarrier from possible assigned subcarriers and
when subcarrier spacing of NPUSCH is 15 kHz, the generation circuitry uses the indication information to indicate a set of one or more allocated subcarrier(s) according to a predefined mapping table, wherein the table includes entries for single subcarrier's allocation and entries for multiple subcarriers' allocation,
wherein the number of subcarriers is 1, 3, 6 or 12; and
a transmission circuitry to transmit the indication information carried by NPDCCH.

US Pat. No. 10,694,519

TIME-DIVISION DUPLEXING (TDD) IN DISTRIBUTED COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS, INCLUDING DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEMS (DASS)

Corning Optical Communica...

1. A control circuit for controlling switching between a time-division duplexing (TDD) transmit mode and a TDD receive mode in a system supporting TDD, the control circuit comprising:a first power detector configured to determine a first power level in a downlink direction on a downlink path;
a second power detector configured to determine a second power level in an uplink direction on an uplink path;
a receive/transmit comparator configured to compare the first power level to the second power level to provide a first indication that the system should be switched to TDD transmit mode when the first power level exceeds the second power level;
a second power comparator configured to determine a second indication indicative of whether the first power level exceeds a value of a transmit power reference;
a logic circuit coupled to the receive/transmit comparator for receiving the first indication, the logic circuit coupled to the second power comparator for receiving the second indication, wherein the logic circuit is configured to determine if the system should be switched to TDD transmit mode or TDD receive mode based at least in part on the received first indication from the receive/transmit comparator and the received second indication from the second power comparator; and
a saturation comparator configured to provide a third indication of saturation of the first power detector by comparing the first power level with a saturation level reference.

US Pat. No. 10,694,515

SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD, BASE STATION AND TERMINAL

ZTE CORPORATION, Shenzhe...

1. A signal processing method, comprising:presetting a subframe structure comprising at least a first time slot and a second time slot, wherein
the first time slot is used for transmission of a downlink signal; or is idle; or is switched to reception of an uplink signal and schedules transmission of the uplink signal or does not schedule transmission of the uplink signal; or is switched to reception of a signal for only performing reception and measurement of other signals except for the uplink signal but does not schedule transmission of the uplink signal;
the second time slot is used for reception of an uplink signal and schedules transmission of the uplink signal; or is idle; or is switched to reception of a signal for only performing measurement but does not schedule the uplink signal; and
a base station performing signal reception and transmission based on the set subframe structure; wherein the subframe structure further comprises:
a fourth time slot which is different from the first time slot and the second time slot and used for transmission of indication information; wherein the fourth time slot of the subframe structure is used for transmission of the following indication information:
indication information for indicating a number of symbols occupied by a control domain;
or indication information for indicating configuration information of a subframe structure of subsequent transmission;
or indication information for indicating scheduling information for transmitting an unlicensed carrier; wherein the step of the base station performing signal reception and transmission based on the set subframe structure comprises:
the base station performing configuration of a subframe pattern based on the set subframe structure;
the base station notifying the UE of the configured subframe pattern; and
the base station performing signal reception and transmission according to the set subframe structure and the configured subframe pattern; wherein, the step of the base station performing configuration of a subframe pattern based on the set subframe structure comprises:
the base station performing configuration of the subframe pattern of the set subframe structure when the base station performs resource awareness and/or preemption for an unlicensed carrier;
or the base station temporarily not performing configuration of the subframe pattern of the set subframe structure during the base station performing measurement awareness and/or preemption on an unlicensed carrier, and performing configuration of the subframe pattern of the set subframe structure on the unlicensed carrier when the base station performs measurement awareness and completes resource preemption for the unlicensed carrier at any time;
or the base station always performing signal transmission and reception according to the set subframe structure when the base station processes an unlicensed carrier;
or indicating whether one subframe is configured to the set frame structure in first i OFDM symbols of the subframe; wherein when the set subframe structure is suitable for an unlicensed carrier,
when the subframe pattern is configured, for carriers managed by the same licensed carrier, subframe types thereof are uniformly configured with the same subframe pattern, and the step of notifying the UE of the set subframe pattern comprises: uniformly notifying the UE once by the licensed carrier; and when a new secondary carrier is added, the UE considers that the subframe configuration of the newly added carrier is the same as the notified configuration by default;
or when the subframe pattern is configured, for the carriers managed by the same licensed carrier, the subframe types thereof are configured with different subframe patterns, and the step of notifying the UE of the set subframe pattern comprises: uniformly performing configuration per a cell set, and notifying the UE; or using a frequency subband as a unit, making a plurality of carriers in a frequency subband have the same configuration, and notifying the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,694,513

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING CONTROL INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for receiving a downlink control signal by User Equipment (UE) in wireless communication that includes a Base Station (BS), the method comprising:receiving, by the UE from the BS, a first information related to an initial value of a first DeModulation Reference Signal (DMRS) scrambling sequence and a second information related to an initial value of a second DMRS scrambling sequence;
based on the first information, receiving, by the UE from the BS, a first Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) in a first PDCCH-related resource;
based on the second information, receiving, by the UE from the BS, a second PDCCH in a second PDCCH-related resource,
wherein the second PDCCH-related resource is different from the first PDCCH-related resource,
receiving, by the UE from the BS, a first Physical Downlink Shared CHannel (PDSCH) based on the first PDCCH; and
receiving, by the UE from the BS, a second PDSCH based on the second PDCCH,
wherein the initial value of the first DMRS scrambling sequence is configured to the first PDCCH-related resource and the initial value of the second DMRS scrambling sequence is configured to the second PDCCH-related resource.

US Pat. No. 10,694,512

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING REFERENCE SIGNAL

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for receiving reference signals by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, a control message configuring a plurality of channel state information (CSI) resource sets for a CSI reporting, wherein the plurality of CSI resource sets comprises a first resource set associated with a CSI reference signal (CSI-RS) resource for a channel measurement, a second resource set associated with a CSI-RS resource for an interference measurement, and a third resource set associated with a CSI interference measurement (CSI-IM) resource, and each of the first resource set, the second resource set, and the third resource set is set to periodic, aperiodic, or semi-static;
receiving, from the base station, reference signals according to the first resource set, the second resource set, and the third resource set;
generating a CSI for the CSI reporting based on the received reference signals; and
transmitting, to the base station, the CSI.

US Pat. No. 10,694,505

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. An integrated circuit comprising:control circuitry, which, in operation, forms a control channel for transmitting control information for one or more of a plurality of component carriers, using a selected one of a plurality of PUCCH (Physical Uplink Control Channel) formats including a first PUCCH format and a second PUCCH format, the plurality of component carriers including a Primary Component Carrier (PCC) and a Secondary Component Carrier (SCC); and
transmission circuitry, which is coupled to the control circuitry and which, in operation, controls transmission of the formed control channel, wherein
responsive to determining that the control information includes only Channel State Information (CSI) for the plurality of component carriers out of ACK/NACK and the CSI, the first PUCCH format is selected and used to form the control channel;
responsive to determining that the control information includes the ACK/NACK and the CSI for the plurality of component carriers, the first PUCCH format is selected and used to form the control channel;
responsive to determining that the control information includes only the ACK/NACK out of the ACK/NACK and the CSI, the second PUCCH format, different from the first PUCCH format, is selected and used to form the control channel;
responsive to determining that the control information includes the ACK/NACK for the SCC and the CSI, and that there is no downlink data assignment for the SCC, the control channel is formed using a resource configured beforehand; and
responsive to determining that the control information includes the ACK/NACK for the SCC and the CSI, and that there is downlink data assignment for the SCC, the control channel is formed using a resource indicated from a base station.

US Pat. No. 10,694,504

CO-DEPLOYMENT OF NARROWBAND AND WIDEBAND CARRIERS

SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATION...

1. A method, comprising:communicating, between at least one access node of a wireless network and a first terminal attached to the wireless network, on a plurality of narrowband carriers, the plurality of narrowband carriers comprising resources in a first spectrum and operating according to a first radio access technology,
wherein the first spectrum is arranged at least partly within a second spectrum on which communication between the at least one access node and a second terminal is executed on a wideband carrier, the wideband carrier comprising resources in the second spectrum and operating according to a second radio access technology different to the first radio access technology,
wherein the first spectrum and the second spectrum both comprise a shared spectrum, and
wherein the resources in the shared spectrum are flexibly allocated to either the plurality of narrowband carriers or to the wideband carrier using central scheduling across the first radio access technology and the second radio access technology such that a data rate for communicating according to the first radio access technology is flexibly adjusted.

US Pat. No. 10,694,498

TRAFFIC SCHEDULING IN A MULTI-HOP COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication at a relay device, comprising:receiving, from a serving station, a serving station physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) that comprises control information comprising data slot partition information indicating data slots partitioned for communication between the serving station and the relay device and for communication between the relay device and an end device, wherein the data slot partition information comprises gap out information indicative of one or more of the data slots being available for communication between the end device and the relay device and during which the serving station refrains from transmission;
determining, by the relay device, resource assignment information for the end device based at least in part on the data slot partition information and gap out information received from the serving station;
synchronizing with the end device based at least in part on the control information received from the serving station;
transmitting, by the relay device, a relay PDCCH that comprises the resource assignment information determined by the relay device, the resource assignment information including one or more of the data slots indicated by the gap out information;
receiving a data packet from the end device subsequent to the synchronizing, the receiving based at least in part on the determined resource assignment information; and
transmitting, to the serving station, the data packet received from the end device, the transmitting based at least in part on the control information received from the serving station.

US Pat. No. 10,694,497

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SENSING

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M E...

1. A method by a user equipment, UE, comprising:acquiring information about an allowed time interval at which resources in a pool of resources can be reserved for future transmission by the UE; and
sensing using the resources in the pool and at a first time interval determined based on the allowed time interval for the pool,
wherein the allowed time interval is determined as a minimum time interval identified among a plurality of time intervals at which resources in the pool can be selected for future transmission by the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,694,494

CORE NETWORK NODE AND METHOD—TIME COORDINATED CELLS FOR EXTENDED DISCONTINUOUS RECEIVE (EDRX)

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A core network (CN) node comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores processor-executable instructions, wherein the processor interfaces with the memory to execute the processor-executable instructions, whereby the CN node is operable to:
send, to a radio access network (RAN) node, a dummy paging request associated with a wireless device, wherein the dummy paging request includes information for use by the RAN node to calculate a time remaining until a next paging opportunity for the wireless device, and wherein the information comprises an International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) of the wireless device and an extended Discontinuous Receive (eDRX) cycle length of the wireless device; and
receive, from the RAN node, a dummy paging response which includes the time remaining until a next paging opportunity for the wireless device.

US Pat. No. 10,693,589

SERDES WITH JITTER INJECTION SELF STRESS MECHANISM

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A receiver comprising:a clock and data recovery circuit for recovering a clock signal from a data signal received over a communication channel;
a sampling circuit for sampling the data signal, in accordance with a stressed clock signal generated in accordance with the recovered clock signal and injected jitter, to generate a stressed output signal; and
an error correction (EC) circuit configured to check the bit error rate (BER) of the stressed output signal.

US Pat. No. 10,692,394

SYSTEMS, ARTICLES AND METHODS RELATED TO PROVIDING CUSTOMIZED COOKING INSTRUCTION

Breville USA, Inc., Torr...

1. A method of operation in a processor-based food preparation guidance system, the method comprising:receiving, via a communication device, a request for cooking instructions for a food product;
in response to the request, displaying a first video in a first series of videos at a touch screen display of the communication device,
wherein the touch screen display of the communication device is configured for video display,
wherein each video in the first series shows the food product in a different first state as an outcome of cooking the food product, and
wherein the different first states as an outcome of cooking the food product are different levels of doneness, consistency, and/or texture of the food product;
in response to one or more user inputs via the touch screen display, displaying a second video in the first series at the touch screen display instead of the first video,
wherein each video in the first series is individually displayable at the touch screen display via the one or more user inputs;
receiving, via the touch screen display, a first selection of one of the first states as an outcome of cooking the food product;
in response to the first selection of one of the first states, displaying, a first video of a subset of a second series of videos at the touch screen display of the communication device,
wherein the subset is determined from the second series of videos using the first selection of one of the first states such that the subset shows videos where an outcome of cooking the food product is possible or desirable, wherein the subset includes a plurality of videos;
wherein each video in the subset shows the food product in a different second state as an outcome of cooking the food product, and
in response to a further one or more user inputs via the touch screen display, displaying a second video in the subset at the touch screen display instead of the first video of the subset,
wherein each video in the subset is individually displayable at the touch screen display; and
receiving, via the touch screen display, a second selection of one of the second states as an outcome of cooking the food product;
determining the cooking instructions for the food product based at least in part on the received selection of the first state and second state as an outcome of cooking the food product, wherein a cooking temperature and a duration for cooking the food product is calculated using the received selection of the first state and the received selection of the second state; and
sending the cooking instructions to a sous vide cooker,
wherein the sous vide cooker is configured to automatically cook the food product based at least in part on the cooking instructions.

US Pat. No. 10,691,176

TEXTURED PATTERN SURFACE FOR A COMPUTING DEVICE

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A laptop computing device, comprising:a display portion including a display; and
a base portion rotatably attached to the display portion, the base portion including:
a first cover portion;
at least one fastener;
a second cover portion attached to the first cover portion by the at least one fastener, the second cover portion including a textured pattern on a surface of the second cover portion, the textured pattern extending in a direction along a longitudinal line, the textured pattern including alternating concave ridges and convex channels; and
at least one foot pad member disposed on at least one concave ridge of the textured pattern, the at least one foot pad member extending in the direction along the longitudinal line, the at least one foot pad member being configured to cover at least a portion of the at least one fastener.

US Pat. No. 10,690,595

OPTICAL SENSING DEVICE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND OPTICAL SENSING METHOD

Agency for Science, Techn...

1. An optical sensing device based on surface plasmon resonance (SPR), the optical sensing device comprising:an optical arrangement configured to provide a p-polarization light beam and a s-polarization light beam;
a prism comprising a sensing surface at a base of the prism, the prism configured to receive the p-polarization light beam and the s-polarization light beam and reflect the p-polarization light beam and the s-polarization light beam at the sensing surface;
a polarizing beam splitter arranged to receive the reflected p-polarization light beam and the reflected s-polarization light beam from the prism and configured to separate the reflected p-polarization light beam and the reflected s-polarization light beam in a first direction and a second direction, respectively; and
a detector arrangement configured to detect the reflected p-polarization light beam and the reflected s-polarization light beam from the polarizing beam splitter;
wherein the optical arrangement comprises:
a light source configured for emitting a light beam comprising a p-polarization component and a s-polarization component; and
an initial beam splitter arranged between the light source and the prism, the initial beam splitter configured to receive the light beam from the light source and configured to separate the light beam into the p-polarization light beam and the s-polarization light beam;
wherein the light source is configured to be at a predetermined orientation for emitting the light beam comprising the p-polarization component and the s-polarization component, the predetermined orientation being 1° to less than 45° from an orientation of the light source which produces a light beam without the s-polarization component.

US Pat. No. 10,688,339

BALANCE TRAINING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR BALANCE TRAINING APPARATUS

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A balance training apparatus operating in conjunction with an inverted pendulum moving apparatus on which a trainee rides and performs a moving operation, the balance training apparatus comprising:a detector configured to detect a position of the moving apparatus; and
a controller configured to set a task for the trainee to travel back and forth from an initial position to a target position within a predetermined time and configured to display, on a display, a character representing the trainee at a position corresponding to a position of the moving apparatus superimposed on a video indicating progress of the task, wherein
the controller corrects an initial position of a task to be executed next to a position of the moving apparatus at the end of a task that has been executed last and corrects the target position according to the correction of the initial position.

US Pat. No. 10,687,569

FACE MASK

TheHuna LLC, Spokane, WA...

1. A system comprising:a helmet comprising:
a first strap including:
a first strap portion with a first end affixed to the helmet, a second strap portion with a first end affixed to the helmet, and a third strap portion affixed to a second end of the first strap portion and affixed to a second end of the second strap portion;
a second strap including:
a first strap portion with a first end affixed to the helmet, a second strap portion with a first end affixed to the helmet, and a third strap portion affixed to a second end of the first strap portion and affixed to a second end of the second strap portion;
a first band wrapped entirely around and slidably engaging the first strap portion of the first strap of the helmet and a second band wrapped entirely around and slidably engaging the first strap portion of the second strap of the helmet, each of the first band and the second band including:
a first side having a first attachment mechanism and a second attachment mechanism; and
a second side having a third attachment mechanism, wherein the first attachment mechanism releasably engages the third attachment mechanism; and
a face mask including:
a first side; and
a second side having at least a fourth attachment mechanism and a fifth attachment mechanism, wherein the fourth attachment mechanism is releasably engaged directly with the second attachment mechanism of the first band, and the fifth attachment mechanism is releasably engaged directly with the second attachment mechanism of the second band.

US Pat. No. 10,694,621

IMAGE CAPTURING ASSEMBLY AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

INVENTEC (PUDONG) TECHNOL...

5. An electronic device, comprising:a casing, wherein an inner surface of the casing comprises a first inner surface and a second inner surface that are connected to each other, and the first inner surface and the second inner surface are not parallel to each other; and
an image capturing assembly, disposed in the casing and the image capturing assembly comprising:
a composite circuit board, comprising a hard board part and a first flexible board part that are directly connected to each other, the hard board part and the first flexible board part respectively attached to the first inner surface and the second inner surface;
an image capturing component, disposed on and electrically connected to the hard board part; and
a first audio component, disposed on and electrically connected to the first flexible board part.

US Pat. No. 10,694,603

LED DRIVER CIRCUIT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A circuit comprising:an amplifier having a first input coupled to receive a reference voltage and a second input coupled to receive a feedback voltage;
first and second transistors each having respective gate terminals coupled to an output of the first amplifier;
a first switch configured to, in a first mode, couple a source terminal of the first transistor to the second input of the amplifier responsive to receiving a pulse, and couple a source terminal of the second transistor to the second input of the amplifier in an absence of the pulse;
a third transistor having a source terminal coupled to a source terminal of the first transistor; and
a second switch configured to, in a second mode, couple a gate terminal of the third transistor to the output of the amplifier, and, in the first mode, couple the gate terminal of the third transistor to a ground node.

US Pat. No. 10,694,584

INFRARED EMITTER ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN INFRARED EMITTER ARRANGEMENT

Infineon Technologies AG,...

16. An infrared emitter arrangement, comprising:a carrier,
an infrared emitter structure arranged at a first side of the carrier,
a cutout extending from a second side of the carrier, said second side being situated opposite the first side, in the direction of the infrared emitter structure; and
an infrared filter layer structure arranged at the second side of the carrier in such a way that the cutout is arranged between the infrared emitter structure and the infrared filter layer structure for the purpose of separating the infrared emitter structure from the infrared filter layer structure, wherein the infrared filter layer structure comprises a filter layer carrier and an infrared filter layer formed at least one of on or in the filter layer carrier, wherein the infrared filter layer is disposed between a region of the filter layer carrier and the carrier;
wherein the filter layer carrier is optically transmissive for infrared radiation.

US Pat. No. 10,694,549

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND BASE STATION FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A first communication device for wireless communication in a wireless communication system, wherein said wireless communication system comprises a base station and a plurality of wireless communication devices arranged in clusters, wherein a different cluster signature is assigned to each cluster and one or more wireless communication devices in the cluster, wherein the first wireless communication device is allocated to a first cluster, the first wireless communication device comprising:a receiver, configured to receive a first cluster signature assigned to said first cluster from the base station, wherein the wireless communication devices are arranged in clusters based on pre-defined criteria, wherein the pre-defined criteria comprises a sparsity corresponding to a number of active wireless communication devices,
a memory, configured to store said first cluster signature received from the base station, and
a transmitter, configured to transmit said first cluster signature in response to the wireless communication device switching into an active state,
wherein the first wireless communication device is adapted to access resources based on resource allocation information received in response to the transmitter transmitting said first cluster signature.

US Pat. No. 10,694,524

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A communication apparatus which is operable to communicate with at least one of a first, bandwidth limited, type user equipment (UE) and a second type UE, the communication apparatus comprising:a processor; and
a transceiver,
wherein the processor is configured to assign a first frequency resource for a first physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) for the first, bandwidth limited, type UE, wherein the first PUCCH is initially carried by a first narrowband that is small relative to a transmission bandwidth in a cell, and wherein the first PUCCH is subsequently, following a retuning by the first, bandwidth limited, type UE, carried by a second narrowband that is small relative to the transmission bandwidth in the cell,
wherein the second narrowband is different from the first narrowband,
wherein, for a PUCCH transmission for the first, bandwidth limited, type UE, a resource block to be used in the first narrowband is at a first position within a total number of resource blocks in the transmission bandwidth in the cell, and wherein a resource block to be used for said PUCCH transmission for the first, bandwidth limited, type UE in the second narrowband is at a second position within the total number of resource blocks in the transmission bandwidth in the cell that is equal to the total number of resource blocks in the transmission bandwidth in the cell less the first position, and
wherein the processor is further configured to assign a second frequency resource for a second physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) for the second type UE.

US Pat. No. 10,694,522

PARTITIONING OF FREQUENCY RESOURCES FOR TRANSMISSION OF CONTROL SIGNALS AND DATA SIGNALS IN SC-FDMA COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for receiving an acknowledgement signal by a base station in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting information associated with transmission of a periodic channel quality indication (CQI) signal in an operating bandwidth;
receiving a dynamic acknowledgement signal by using a first frequency resource in response to transmission of a downlink data signal, wherein a resource block (RB) allocated for the dynamic acknowledgement signal is determined based on the transmitted information; and
receiving a periodic acknowledgement signal by using a second frequency resource in response to transmission of a downlink data signal, wherein the second frequency resource is allocated between the first frequency resource and a third frequency resource allocated for the periodic CQI signal.

US Pat. No. 10,694,517

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING ENHANCED POSITION LOCATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

9. A method for wireless communications, comprising:receiving a pilot signal, in a time slot, carried in a pilot channel;
receiving a reference signal in the time slot, the reference signal comprising a sequence of symbols known to the AT before being received, wherein the reference signal is carried in a traffic channel or control channel and the reference signal is different from the pilot signal and
determining a position location of the AT based at least in part on the reference signal.

US Pat. No. 10,694,511

METHOD FOR RECEIVING DOWNLINK CHANNEL OR TRANSMITTING UPLINK CHANNEL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a terminal receiving or transmitting a signal on a plurality of component carriers (CCs) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:performing blind decoding on multi-CC downlink control information in a search space of a specific CC, wherein the multi-CC downlink control information includes information on scheduling K number of CCs among N number of the plurality of CCs; and
receiving a downlink data channel or transmitting an uplink control channel or a data channel on the K number of CCs according to the multi-CC downlink control information,
wherein the multi-CC downlink control information includes an N-bits bitmap, a K number of scheduling information fields, and UL grant-related scheduling information,
wherein each of the N-bits bitmap informs whether each of the N number of the plurality of CCs is scheduled,
wherein each of the K number of scheduling information fields is scheduling information on each of the K number of CCs,
wherein the UL grant-related scheduling information is scheduling information on a UL CC associated with a DL CC scheduled by the multi-CC downlink control information,
wherein the multi-CC downlink control information comprises transmission mode (TM)-dependent multi-CC downlink control information or fallback multi-CC downlink control information,
wherein the multi-CC downlink control information is received when a number of the plurality of CCs is equal to or greater than a predetermined number, and
wherein N and K are positive integers, N is divisible by K, and N?K?2.

US Pat. No. 10,694,500

COMMUNICATION CHANNELS BETWEEN ACCESS POINTS AND NETWORK ZONES

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

7. A method comprising:establishing, by an access point, a first communication channel between a network access point and a first network zone controller using a first Ethernet port of the network access point; and
while the first communication channel exists, establishing, by the access point, a second communication channel, wherein the second communication channel is formed between the network access point and a second network zone controller using a second Ethernet port of the access point,
generating further communication channels between the access point and further network zones, wherein the Ethernet port selected for a communication channel to a network zone is selected according to an identifier of the network zone, where the identifier is a number and communication channels of odd numbered network zones are formed between the access point and the network zone using one of the first and second Ethernet port and communication channels of even numbered network zones are formed between the access point and the network zone using the other of the first and second Ethernet port.

US Pat. No. 10,694,499

LOCATION ESTIMATION USING MULTI-USER MULTIPLE INPUT MULTIPLE OUTPUT IN A WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a responding station (STA) comprising: memory; and processing circuitry coupled to the memory, the processing circuitry configured to:encode a fine timing measurement (FTM) initiate (FTI) frame, the FTI frame comprising M0 message uplink resource allocations for each of a plurality of initiator STAs to transmit M0 messages to the responding STA, wherein the FTI frame is a trigger frame, wherein the M0 messages are null data packets;
configure the responding STA to transmit the FTI frame to the plurality of initiator STAs;
decode M0 messages from each of the plurality of initiator STAs in accordance with the M0 message uplink resource allocations, wherein the M0 messages are received at the responding STA at times T2 in accordance with multi-user multiple-input multiple-output (MU-MIMO);
encode frames for transmission after the M0 messages, wherein the frames are to be transmitted at a time T3;
decode M1 messages from the plurality of initiator STAs, wherein the M1 messages comprise a corresponding time T1 when a corresponding M0 message was transmitted by a corresponding initiator STA of the plurality of initiator STAs and a corresponding time T4 when a corresponding frame of the frames was received by the corresponding initiator STA; and
determine a distance of the responding STA from each of the corresponding initiator STAs based on ((the corresponding time T4?the time T3)?(the corresponding time T2?a corresponding time T1))/(2 times a speed of light in free space).

US Pat. No. 10,694,480

DETERMINING SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNAL BLOCK POSITIONS

Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. L...

1. A device comprising:a transceiver that:
detects at least one synchronization signal in a synchronization signal block transmitted from a first network entity with a subcarrier spacing on a synchronization signal frequency in a frequency band; and
receives, from a second network entity, an indication of one or more synchronization signal blocks transmitted in a synchronization signal burst set from the first network entity, the indication including information associated with the one or more synchronization signal blocks for each of one or more sets of consecutive synchronization signal slots, each respective synchronization signal slot of the one or more sets of consecutive synchronization signal slots including at least one potential synchronization signal block time location, the indication including information comprising a first number of binary bits identifying which of the at least one potential synchronization signal block time location includes a transmitted synchronization signal block, and the first number of binary bits being less than a number of potential synchronization signal block time locations; and
a processor system that:
determines positions of the one or more synchronization signal blocks in the synchronization signal burst set based on the indication, a value of the subcarrier spacing, and a value of the frequency band; and
directs the transceiver to communicate with the first network entity based on the determined positions of the one or more synchronization signal blocks in the synchronization signal burst set.