US Pat. No. 10,973,142

HERMETICALLY SEALED PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS

COVIDIEN LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A hermetically sealed printed circuit board assembly comprising:a printed circuit board including one or more electronic components disposed on a first side thereof; and
a cap including a wall having a first end portion and a second end portion, the first end portion including a flange defining one or more openings therein corresponding to the one or more electronic components of the printed circuit board, the flange bonded to the printed circuit board such that the one or more electronic components extend through the one or more openings of the flange, the wall extending from the flange and forming a continuous perimeter around the one or more electronic components, the second end portion of the wall sealed to form a hermetic chamber around the one or more electronic components.

US Pat. No. 10,973,136

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 configured to provide flexibility of the plate; and
an adhesive layer configured to fix the display panel to the plate,
wherein the display panel and the plate are wound on the roller,
wherein the plurality of openings are arranged in rows and columns,
wherein the plurality of openings comprises first openings disposed in odd numbered rows and second openings disposed in even numbered rows, and
wherein the second openings are offset from the first openings such that the first openings and the second openings are not aligned along a direction of the columns.

US Pat. No. 10,973,161

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT REMOVAL DEVICE

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. An electronic component removal device, comprising:a cutting wire routed through a cutting region configured to receive an electronic component coupled to a substrate;
a leading actuator coupled to a leading end of the cutting wire to cause movement of the cutting wire in a cutting direction at a cutting speed through the cutting region;
a trailing resistance device coupled to a trailing end of the cutting wire to resist movement of the cutting wire in the cutting direction through the cutting region, the trailing resistance device being actuatable to variably control a resistance force applied to the cutting wire; and
a leading tension sensor operable to sense a leading tension in the cutting wire between the cutting region and the leading actuator,
wherein the trailing resistance device is actuated based on the leading tension in the cutting wire sensed by the leading tension sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,973,155

HEAT DISSIPATION PLATE ASSEMBLY, DISPLAY MODULE AND ITS ASSEMBLING METHOD

Chengdu Boe Optoelectroni...

1. A heat dissipation plate assembly for heat dissipation of a display substrate, the display substrate comprising a first region, a second region, and a bendable region between the first region and the second region,wherein the heat dissipation plate assembly comprises:
a first release film;
a heat dissipation plate, comprising a first portion and a second portion which are separated by a space and located on the first release film;
a protective film, located on a side of the heat dissipation plate distal to the first release film, having a substantially same shape as the heat dissipation plate, and comprising a third portion located on the first portion and a fourth portion located on the second portion, the third portion being able to be bonded to the first region of the display substrate, and the fourth portion being able to be bonded to the second region of the display substrate; and
a second release film, located on a side of the protective film distal to the heat dissipation plate and having a substantially same shape as the first release film,
wherein the heat dissipation plate is integrated with the protective film, and a portion of the protective film corresponding to the bendable region of the display substrate is removed while the heat dissipation plate is subjected to a cutting processing.

US Pat. No. 10,973,102

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR CONTROLLING LIGHTING IN A VEHICLE

Teknoware Oy, Lahti (FI)...

1. Control device for a luminaire of a vehicle, the control device comprising:an operating power input for receiving operating power;
an illumination output for directing illumination power to one or more light sources;
a power converter coupled between said operating power input and said illumination output for converting said received operating power into said illumination power, which illumination power is directed to said illumination output, the power converter comprising a control connection;
a control data connection for conveying control data;
a controller circuit coupled between said control data connection and the control connection;
a control power input coupled to said controller circuit, said control power input being separate from said operating power input, for receiving control power to said controller circuit independently of said operating power; and
a galvanic isolation between said controller circuit and said power converter, wherein the connection from the controller circuit to said control connection passes through said galvanic isolation.

US Pat. No. 10,973,110

WIRELESS TOOL AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING, TESTING, AND SETTING UP LIGHTING FIXTURES

CITY THEATRICAL, INC., C...

1. A method for applying configuration settings to multiple fixtures, the method comprising:mating a hardware device with a first fixture to be controlled, the hardware device comprising a fixture communication interface for communicating with the fixture and an application communication interface for communicating wirelessly with a user interface device;
providing a user interface device in wireless communication with the application communication interface of the hardware device;
retrieving, from a database, a first configuration data profile compatible with the first fixture;
transmitting the first configuration data profile to the hardware device by way of the application communication interface;
applying the first configuration data profile selected to the first fixture at the fixture communication interface;
detaching the hardware device from the first fixture and mating the hardware device with a second fixture to be controlled;
retrieving, from the database, a second configuration data profile compatible with the second fixture;
transmitting the second configuration data profile to the hardware device by way of the application communication interface; and
applying the second configuration data profile selected to the second fixture at the fixture communication interface.

US Pat. No. 10,973,094

INTEGRATION OF LED LIGHTING WITH BUILDING CONTROLS

iLumisys, Inc., Troy, MI...

1. A system comprising:a sensor configured, during operation, to output a first signal indicative of an occupational state of an area in a building;
an LED-based light configured, during operation, to provide artificial light to the area, the LED-based light including:
at least one standardized electrical connector, wherein the least one standardized electrical connector is compatible with a conventional light fixture,
at least one LED,
an LED controller configured, during operation, to control the at least one LED in response to the first signal,
a transmitter configured, during operation, to transmit, based on the first signal, a second signal to an environmental regulator configured to control a quality of air in the area in response to the second signal, and
a housing enclosing the at least one LED, the LED controller, and the transmitter, wherein the housing is connected to the at least one standardized electrical connector.

US Pat. No. 10,973,098

LED BACKLIGHT DRIVING CIRCUIT AND ADDRESSING METHOD THEREOF

Ananavi Technology Corpor...

1. A light-emitting-diode backlight driving circuit for driving a plurality of light emitting diodes, comprising:a data transmission line configured to provide brightness data in a normal working mode;
a plurality of driving integrated circuits coupled to said data transmission line and configured to drive said plurality of light emitting diodes according to said brightness data in said normal working mode; and
a plurality of selecting circuits respectively connected to said plurality of driving integrated circuits and configured to select driving integrated circuits for addressing from said plurality of driving integrated circuits in an addressing mode;
wherein only one driving integrated circuit is selected for addressing from said plurality of driving integrated circuits at a time point.

US Pat. No. 10,973,113

COMPONENT CARRIER WITH TRANSISTOR COMPONENTS ARRANGED SIDE BY SIDE

1. A component carrier, comprising:a stack comprising a plurality of electrically conductive layer structures and/or electrically insulating layer structures;
a first transistor component and a second transistor component embedded side-by-side along a direction of main extension of the component carrier in the stack;
wherein the first transistor component and the second transistor component are embedded at the same vertical level within a central core layer of the stack, and wherein the central core layer comprises a thickness that is larger than the thickness of the first transistor and is larger than the thickness of the second transistor;
at least one control chip configured for controlling at least one of the first transistor component and the second transistor component,
wherein the at least one control chip is surface mounted on the stack; and
at least one temperature sensor component embedded in the stack for sensing information indicative of a temperature in the stack;
wherein the at least one temperature sensor component is embedded in an electrically insulating layer structure which comprises at least one of the group consisting of resin, reinforced or non-reinforced resin, epoxy resin or Bismaleimide-Triazine resin, FR-4, FR-5, cyanate ester, polyphenylene derivate, prepreg material, polyimide, polyamide, liquid-crystal polymer, epoxy-based Build-Up Film, polytetrafluoroethylene;
wherein the component carrier is configured for reducing power or switching off at least one of the first transistor component and the second transistor component when information sensed by the at least one temperature sensor component indicates overheating.

US Pat. No. 10,973,154

RECONFIGURABLE THERMAL CONTROL OF HIGH-POWERED INTEGRATED CIRCUITRY

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An assembly, comprising:a pedestal member having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, the second surface to receive an amount of heat from a semiconductor package and the pedestal member comprising a first thermally conductive material; and
one or more attachment members removably mounted to respective one or more side surfaces of the pedestal member, each of the one or more attachment members comprising a respective second thermally conductive material and to receive a respective second amount of heat from the pedestal member;
a control unit configured to identify a number of the one or more attachment members to be removably mounted to the respective one or more side surfaces of the pedestal member, wherein the number of the one or more attachment members is based at least on a configurable target for power dissipation of the semiconductor package; wherein a first attachment member of the one or more attachment members comprises a base member removably mounted to a side surface of the one or more side surfaces, and wherein the base member comprises a first flange and a second flange substantially orthogonal to the first surface, the first flange defines first openings to receive respective first fastening members and the second flange defines second openings to received respective second fastening members.

US Pat. No. 10,973,153

POWER MODULE

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A power module comprising:a circuit board comprising a first side and a second side opposite to each other, wherein the circuit board comprises at least one first plane and at least one second plane, which are disposed on a surface of the first side, and a first height difference is formed between the at least one first plane and the at least one second plane; and
at least one first heat-generating component and at least one second heat-generating component disposed on the at least one first plane and the at least one second plane, respectively, wherein the at least one first heat-generating component comprises at least one first contact surface, the at least one second heat-generating component comprises at least one second contact surface, and the at least one first contact surface and the at least one second contact surface are coplanar with a first collaborative plane of the power module.

US Pat. No. 10,973,149

STREAMLINED AIR BAFFLE FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. An air baffle for directing air flow to a heat sink, the air baffle comprising:a top cover plate defined by a convex portion and a concave portion;
a pair of side walls, the side walls connected to the top cover plate, a portion of the concave portion of the top cover plate and one end of the side walls defining an inlet; opposite ends of the side walls and a portion of the convex portion of the top cover plate defining an outlet; and
one or more interior vanes coupled to the top cover plate and spaced apart from the pair of side walls, the one or more interior vanes defining a plurality of interior channels extending from the inlet to the outlet, wherein each channel of the plurality of interior channels comprises a plurality of air scoops positioned between the convex portion and the concave portion, wherein the plurality of air scoops divert air flow from the outlet to reduce air turbulence within the channel of the plurality of interior channels.

US Pat. No. 10,973,120

INSULATING FILM AND PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. An insulating film comprising:an insulating layer; and
a surface bonding layer disposed on the insulating layer,
wherein the surface bonding layer includes a radical generation element and a coordinate bond element, and
in the surface bonding layer, a/b is 0.05 or more and 0.35 or less, in which ‘a’ is an atom content of the coordinate bond element and ‘b’ is an atom content of the radical generation element.

US Pat. No. 10,973,093

CONTROL MODULE FOR A DRIVER FOR AN ELECTRICAL LOAD

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A control module for use in a load control system for controlling a cumulative light emitted by a lighting fixture, the lighting fixture comprising one or more light-emitting diode (LED) light sources and an LED driver adapted to receive power from a power source, the LED driver including an output for conducting an output current, the LED driver characterized by a low-end intensity, the control module comprising:a first controllably conductive device configured to be electrically coupled in series with a first LED light source;
a control circuit configured to generate a first drive signal for rendering the first controllably conductive device conductive and non-conductive to control the magnitude of a first LED current through the first LED light source;
an artificial load circuit; and
a second controllably conductive device electrically coupled in series with the artificial load circuit;
wherein the control circuit is configured to generate a second drive signal for rendering the second controllably conductive device conductive to divert at least a portion of the output current of the LED driver away from the first LED light source;
wherein the control circuit is configured to pulse-width modulate the first and second drive signals and to determine respective duty cycles of the first and second drive signals in dependence upon a requested intensity for the cumulative light emitted by the lighting fixture,
wherein the requested intensity is below the low-end intensity of the LED driver; and
a third controllably conductive device configured to be electrically coupled in series with a second LED light source,
wherein the control circuit is configured to control the third controllably conductive device to control the magnitude of a second LED current through the second LED light source;
wherein the first and second LED light sources are different colors, and the control circuit is configured to control the magnitudes of the first and second LED currents to adjust a color temperature of the cumulative light emitted by the lighting fixture.

US Pat. No. 10,969,192

CROSSBOW WITH CROSSING CABLE SYSTEM

Barnett Outdoors, LLC, T...

1. A crossbow, comprising:a stock;
a riser mounted to the stock;
a left upper mounting bracket having a distal end attached to a left upper side of the riser;
a right upper mounting bracket having a distal end attached to a right upper side of the riser;
a left lower mounting bracket having a distal end attached to a left lower side of the riser;
a right lower mounting bracket having a distal end attached to a right lower side of the riser;
a left rotatable cam assembly mounted to proximal ends of the left upper and left lower mounting brackets, the left cam assembly having a left cam body and a left helical take-up journal assembly;
a right rotatable cam assembly mounted to proximal ends of the right upper and left lower mounting brackets, the right cam assembly having a right cam body and a right helical take-up journal assembly;
a left limb attached to a distal end of the left upper and lower sides of the riser;
a right limb attached to a distal end of the right upper and lower sides of the riser;
a draw string wrapped around outer surfaces of the left and right cam assemblies with a left end of the draw string attached to the left cam assembly and a right end of the draw string attached to the right cam assembly, wherein the draw string extends between the left and right cam assemblies over the stock;
a first power cable wrapped around the right helical take-up journal assembly, a first end of the first power cable connected to the right cam assembly and a second end of the first power cable connected to a distal end of the left limb at a first connection point; and
a second power cable wrapped around the left helical take-up journal assembly, a first end of the second power cable connected to the left cam assembly and a second end of the second power cable connected to a distal end of the right limb at a second connection point,
wherein the first and second power cables extend across a centerline of the stock,
wherein the left cam body and the right cam body are vertically separated from the left and right limbs,
wherein a horizontal plane of the first connection point is substantially parallel to a horizontal plane of the left cam body, and
wherein a horizontal plane of the second connection point is substantially parallel to a horizontal plane of the right cam body.

US Pat. No. 10,973,158

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MOUNTING COMPONENTS ON A SUBSTRATE

BESI SWITZERLAND AG, Cha...

1. A method for mounting components on a substrate by means of a mounting apparatus which includes a first drive system configured to move a carrier and a second drive system configured to move a bond head with a component gripper, at least one substrate camera and at least one component camera or at least one optical deflection system which, together with the at least one substrate camera, forms the at least one component camera, and a drive attached to the bond head and configured to rotate the component gripper about an axis or a rotary drive configured to rotate the substrate about an axis, wherein the second drive system and the substrate camera(s) are attached to the carrier and the bond head or the component gripper contains at least one reference mark, the method comprising the following steps:A) with the component gripper picking up a component from a feeding unit,
B) with the first drive system moving the carrier to the component camera or the component cameras, so that the reference mark or the reference marks and the component are in the field of vision of the component camera or in the fields of vision of the component cameras,
C) take one or more images with the component camera or the component cameras,
D) determining a first correction vector describing a deviation of the actual position of the component from its set position with respect to the reference mark(s) on the basis of the image(s) taken in the previous step,
E) from the first correction vector calculating a first correction movement,
F) with the first drive system moving the carrier to a position above a substrate place of the substrate,
G) lowering the carrier to a height above the substrate at which an underside of the component held by the component gripper is at a predetermined distance above the substrate place, wherein the distance is dimensioned such that the reference mark(s) and at least one substrate mark arranged on the substrate lie in the depth of field of the substrate camera(s),
H) with the second drive system moving the bond head to a stand-by position,
I) with the substrate camera(s) taking a first image, wherein the field of view of the substrate camera or each of the fields of view of the substrate cameras contains at least one of the substrate marks,
J) with the second drive system moving the bond head to a nominal working position in which the field of view of the substrate camera or each of the fields of view of the substrate cameras contains at least one reference mark,
K) with the substrate camera(s) taking a second image,
L) determining a second correction vector describing a deviation of the actual position of the substrate place from its set position with respect to the reference mark or the reference marks, respectively, using the first and second image or the first and second images taken with the substrate camera(s),
M) from the second correction vector calculating a second correction movement,
N) executing the first and second correction movement by means of the second drive system or a third drive system enabling correction movements of the substrate and by means of the drive configured to rotate the component gripper or the rotary drive configured to rotate the substrate, and
O) lowering the carrier and/or the bond head and/or the component gripper and place the component on the substrate place.

US Pat. No. 10,973,150

HEAT DISSIPATION ASSEMBLY AND MAINBOARD MODULE

GIGA-BYTE TECHNOLOGY CO.,...

1. A heat dissipation assembly, comprising:a case comprising a cavity, a first water hole, and a second water hole, wherein the cavity comprises a first region and a second region communicated with each other, and the first water hole and the second water hole are communicated with the first region of the cavity; and
a partition structure comprising a separation wall and a separation layer connected to each other, wherein the separation wall is vertically disposed in the first region of the cavity to separate a first flow path and a second flow path disposed in left and right portions in the first region, and the separation layer is horizontally disposed in the second region of the cavity to separate a third flow path and a fourth flow path disposed in upper and lower portions in the second region, wherein the first flow path is communicated with the third flow path, the third flow path is communicated with the fourth flow path, and the fourth flow path is communicated with the second flow path,
wherein a fluid sequentially flows from the first flow path which is one of the left and right portions of the first region separated by the separation wall into the third flow path which is one of the upper and lower portions of the second region separated by the separation layer, then flows into the fourth flow path which is the other one of the upper and lower portions of the second region separated by the separation layer, and then flows into the second flow path which is the other one of the left and right portions of the first region separated by the separation wall, or flows from the second flow path which is one of the left and right portions of the first region separated by the separation wall into the fourth flow path which is one of the upper and lower portions of the second region separated by the separation layer, then flows into third flow path which is the other one of the upper and lower portions of the second region separated by the separation layer, and then flows into the first flow path which is the other one of the left and right portions of the first region separated by the separation wall.

US Pat. No. 10,973,148

NETWORKING DEVICE WITH ORTHOGONAL SWITCH BARS

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first plurality of switch bars wherein each of the first plurality of switch bars are in the shape of a rectangular prism and comprise a first switch type, the first plurality of switch bars being arranged parallel to one another with space between each of the first plurality of switch bars wherein a first side of each of the first plurality of switch bars comprises a first plurality of connectors and a second side of each of the first plurality of switch bars comprises a second plurality of connectors, the first side of each of the first plurality of switch bars being opposite the second side of each of the first plurality of switch bars;
a second plurality of switch bars wherein each of the second plurality of switch bars are in the shape of a rectangular prism and comprise a second switch type, the second plurality of switch bars being arranged parallel to one another with space between each of the second plurality of switch bars wherein a first side of each of the second plurality of switch bars comprises a third plurality of connectors and a second side of each of the second plurality of switch bars comprises a fourth plurality of connectors, the first side of each of the second plurality of switch bars being adjacent the second side of each of the first plurality of switch bars, the second plurality of switch bars being perpendicular to the first plurality of switch bars wherein ones of the second plurality of connectors are adjacent to and aligned with respective and corresponding ones of the third plurality of connectors; and
a third plurality of switch bars wherein each of the third plurality of switch bars are in the shape of a rectangular prism and comprise a third switch type, the third plurality of switch bars being arranged parallel to one another and being disposed in space between the first plurality of switch bars and the second plurality of switch bars, wherein a first side of each of the third plurality of switch bars comprises a fifth plurality of connectors and a second side of each of the third plurality of switch bars comprises a sixth plurality of connectors, the first side of each of the third plurality of switch bars being opposite the second side of each of the third plurality of switch bars wherein ones of the fourth plurality of connectors are adjacent to and aligned with respective and corresponding ones of the fifth plurality of connectors and the sixth plurality of connectors, the third plurality of switch bars being perpendicular to the first plurality of switch bars and to the second plurality of switch bars.

US Pat. No. 10,973,141

COOLING SYSTEM FOR ENCLOSURE FOR ELECTRICAL NETWORK PROTECTION ELEMENT

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. An enclosure for an electrical network protection element comprising:a housing having an interior portion configured to accommodate the electrical network protection element;
a flange attached to the housing;
a first door hingeably attached to a first vertical side of the flange, the first door including
a first wedge projection along a beveled inner edge of the first door; and
a second door hingeably attached to a second vertical side of the flange, the second door including a first channel gasket along a beveled inner edge of the second door, the first channel gasket of the second door arranged to provide a compression sealing in cooperation with the first wedge projection in the beveled inner edge of the first door; and
a cooling system connected to the housing comprising:
one or more false walls connected to an external surface of the housing;
one or more panels connected to at least one of the one or more false walls; and
one or more coolant transfer pipes connected to the one or more panels and further connected to a coolant reservoir, wherein the one or more coolant transfer pipes circulate coolant through at least one of: the coolant reservoir, the one or more panels, and the one or more false walls.

US Pat. No. 10,973,138

STRUCTURAL DEVICE COVER

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A device, comprising:a base assembly that is configured to define a lower axis of rotation;
a display assembly including a display that is configured to rotate around an upper axis of rotation; and,
an arm assembly extending from the base assembly at the lower axis of rotation to the display assembly at the upper axis of rotation, the arm assembly comprising a hollow arm and an arm cover, wherein the hollow arm includes an open side for receiving the arm cover, an outward facing surface of the arm cover defining a protuberance, the hollow arm defining an undercut within the open side, the protuberance of the arm cover contacting the undercut of the hollow arm to secure the hollow arm and the arm cover without fasteners and where the protuberance is concealed by an outer surface of the hollow arm and an upper surface of the arm cover.

US Pat. No. 10,973,083

MULTIPLE MESH DRONE COMMUNICATION

1. A system, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
determining a first drone device of a first group of drone devices corresponding to a first mission, wherein the first drone device comprises a first functionality;
determining a second drone device of a second group of drone devices corresponding to a second mission, wherein the second drone device comprises a second functionality, wherein the second functionality is determined to be substitutable for the first functionality, and wherein the first mission is a different mission than the second mission; and
causing adaptation of the first group of drone devices, wherein the adaptation comprises adding the second drone device to the first group of drone devices.

US Pat. No. 10,973,160

COMPONENT MOUNTING MACHINE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A component mounting machine comprising:a conveyor which transports a circuit board to a component mounting station;
a backup plate that is disposed below the component mounting station to be movable up and down; and
multiple backup members configured to be arranged on the backup plate to be replaceable,
wherein a component mounting board is produced by mounting a component on the circuit board by supporting the circuit board that is transported to the component mounting station by the multiple backup members from below by lifting the backup plate,
the component mounting station is configured to be divided into multiple component mounting areas in a board conveyance direction, and it is possible to produce various different component mounting boards in each component mounting area,
the area in which the backup members are configured to be arranged on the backup plate is divided into multiple member arrangement areas corresponding to the multiple component mounting areas and a required quantity of the backup members, which are necessary to support the component mounting board that is produced in each component mounting area, are arranged in each member arrangement area, before the mounting is performed, in a predetermined disposal pattern, and
a controller configured to control actions of the component mounting machine so as to arrange the backup members in the multiple member arrangement areas, stop a circuit board that is transported on the conveyor in the component mounting area corresponding to the type of component mounting board to be produced, lift the backup plate, support the circuit board by the backup members of the member arrangement area that is positioned below the circuit board, and mount the component on the circuit board, the backup members in all of the member arrangement areas being arranged before mounting is performed such that no arrangement of the backup members is performed during mounting irrespective of the type of circuit board being produced.

US Pat. No. 10,973,156

DUAL ELECTRONIC DISPLAY ASSEMBLY

Manufacturing Resources I...

14. A method for cooling an electronic display assembly comprising:providing an enclosed chamber located entirely between a first electronic display layer and a second electronic display layer;
circulating air within the enclosed chamber, which is substantially sealed from ambient air;
passing ambient air through a first gap located between the enclosed chamber and the first electronic display layer; and
passing ambient air through a second gap located between the enclosed chamber and the second electronic display layer.

US Pat. No. 10,973,145

FIXING APPARATUS FOR FIXING ONE OR MORE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS TO A HOUSING WALL

Liebherr-Elektronik GmbH,...

1. A fixing apparatus (10) for fixing one or more printed circuit boards (30) to a housing wall (22) and havinga frame part (11) having a longitudinal recess (13) therethrough,
locking means (23) for fixing the frame part (11) to the housing wall (21), and
a wedge body (12) displaceably supported within the recess (13) of the frame part (11), wherein
the wedge body (12) comprises around an outer surface thereof, a plurality of sequentially connected wedge-like individual segments (12a, 12b, 12c, 12d, 12e, 12f) each having a symmetrical wedge shape with slanted planes converging in a longitudinal direction (14) until the next wedge-like segment directly adjoins, and
the recess (13) through the frame part (11) comprises an outer edge configured to exactly fit the shape of the slanted planes of the individual wedge-like segments (12a, 12b, 12c, 12d, 12e, 12f), such that
the wedge body (12) is longitudinally displaceable (14) into a position relative to the frame part (11) in which a compressive force (F) applied to the frame part (11) by the wedge body (12) deforms the outer surface of the frame (11) at least regionally outwardly.

US Pat. No. 10,973,140

METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY

Sparton Corporation, Sch...

1. A method for assembling a printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) for controlling an electrically-initiated device (EID) external to the PCBA and exposed to a broadband electric field, the method comprising:assembling a plurality of conductive layers configured to electrically connect to the EID, the plurality of conductive layers including at least one conductive layer in which an electrical current is impressed by the broadband electric field falling incident upon the at least one conductive layer;
positioning a dielectric layer between the plurality of conductive layers to form a stack-up;
connecting the plurality of conductive layers with a via; and
embedding a trans-conductor layer (TCL) between one of the conductive layers and the dielectric layer, the TCL including a nickel-metal composite metamaterial and having a variable geometry along a width and a length of the TCL, the TCL being configured to change shape, size, surface roughness and/or characteristic impedance in the presence of the broadband electric field to thereby redirect the impressed electrical current away from the conductive layers and into the dielectric layer,
wherein the dielectric layer is configured as a dielectric waveguide that redirects field energy of the electrical current to at least one end of the PCBA and into the via, the via being configured to radiate the field energy away from the EID.

US Pat. No. 10,973,139

FLEXIBLE MODULARIZED SUPPORT DEVICE

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. A flexible modularized system for supporting graphics processing unit (GPU) cards of different dimensions, the flexible modularized system comprising:a riser bracket having attachment features for being fixedly coupled to a printed circuit board (PCB);
a fixing plate fixedly coupled to the riser bracket and including a plurality of adjustable holes, the plurality of adjustable holes including a first adjustable hole and a second adjustable hole; and
a moving plate adjustably coupled to the fixing plate, the moving plate being movable between a plurality of positions, the plurality of positions including a first position that is different from a second position, the moving plate having a first end that including at least one latch, the at least one latch engaging the first adjustable hole in the first position and the second adjustable hole in the second position, the moving plate having a second end configured to secure in place one of the GPU cards relative to the PCB.

US Pat. No. 10,973,157

PRINTED CIRCUIT CARD ASSEMBLY CONNECTABLE TO A SERVER CHASSIS

International Business Ma...

1. A cassette for insertion and removal of an edge-connected printed circuit card connectable to a server chassis, comprising:a housing comprising a bottom wall having an elongated slot and a catch formed thereon;
a connector sub-assembly overlying the bottom wall and comprising a base having a first end, a central section, and a second end, wherein the connector sub-assembly includes a first fastener hole formed in the connector sub-assembly and configured to receive a fastener, and the second end of the connector sub-assembly includes a second fastener hole;
a guide sub-assembly underlying the bottom wall having a spring latch formed thereon, the spring latch operable in a first state to engage the catch to prevent movement of the connector sub-assembly and the guide sub-assembly relative to the housing; and
a spacer sub-assembly underlying the connector sub-assembly and overlying the bottom wall of the housing, the spacer sub-assembly having a third fastener hole and a locating pin extending therefrom, wherein the third fastener hole is configured to receive the fastener, wherein the locating pin is configured to align the connector sub-assembly with the spacer sub-assembly, and wherein the spring latch is operable in a second state to clear the catch to permit the connector sub-assembly and the guide sub-assembly to slide in unison in the elongated slot.

US Pat. No. 10,973,152

COOLING SYSTEM

TUSIMPLE, INC., San Dieg...

1. A cooling system, comprising:a first set of fans mounted on an inward-facing side of an air inlet on an outer shell of a case;
a second set of fans mounted on an inward-facing side of an air outlet on the outer shell of the case, for generating, in cooperation with the first set of fans, a high-pressure airflow from the air inlet to the air outlet;
a first heat sink connected to a heat generating component in the case, for absorbing heat from the heat generating component and transferring the absorbed heat to a second heat sink; and
the second heat sink mounted on an inward-facing side of the second set of fans and cooled by the high-pressure airflow,
wherein the first heat sink comprises at least one water cooling device each corresponding to a plurality of heat generating components and comprising a water tank and a water cooling pipe which goes through the plurality of heat generating components,
wherein the water cooling pipe has a water inlet and a water outlet each connected to the water tank, and
wherein the water cooling pipe is structured such to allow water to pass from the water tank to one heat generating component to the second het sink, and then pass from the heat sink to a next heat generating component.

US Pat. No. 10,973,151

VAPOR CHAMBER

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A vapor chamber comprising:a casing having first and second opposed sheets that are sealed together and define an internal space, the first sheet having a main external surface, at least a portion of the main external surface having a plurality of recessed portions and a plurality of flat portions arranged alternately with the plurality of recessed portions;
a plurality of pillars in the internal space of the casing and positioned so as to support the casing from inside thereof, at least one pillar of the plurality of pillars having a surface overlapping at least one recessed portion of the plurality of recessed portions and at least one flat portion of the plurality of flat portions in a plan view of the vapor chamber, and the surface having a shape conforming to that of the at least one flat portion and to that of the at least one recessed portion overlapping with the surface; and
a working fluid in the internal space of the casing.

US Pat. No. 10,973,146

TOOL-LESS MECHANISM FOR FIXING MULTIPLE ADD-ON CARDS

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. An apparatus for securing multiple cards on a chassis, comprising:a securing member;
a support bracket; and
at least one hinge configured to hold the securing member to the support bracket such that the securing member has an axis of rotation about the support bracket, wherein a spacing between the securing member and the support bracket is configured to hold a section of the multiple cards, and wherein the spacing between the securing member and the support bracket contains a portion of the chassis when the multiple cards are secured on the chassis.

US Pat. No. 10,973,144

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.,...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a main body;
a first functional module, slidably provided on the main body between a first position and a second position;
a linkage mechanism, provided on the main body and connected to the first functional module, wherein the linkage mechanism comprises a support member; and
a second functional module, linked to the linkage mechanism and provided on the main body in a turnover manner, the support member located below the second functional module,
wherein when the first functional module is located at the first position, the second functional module is covered by the first functional module, the second functional module is located underneath the first functional module and between the first functional module and the main body,
when the first functional module moves to the second position and the second functional module is exposed, the support member gradually stand on the main body so that the second functional module is driven by the support member to be turned up,
wherein the linkage mechanism comprises a gear provided on the main body, a first rack engaged with the gear and movably provided on the main body, with the support member pivoted to the first rack, an abutting member fixed to the main body and abutted by the support member, and a second rack provided on the first functional module and suitable for being engaged with the gear, and
when the first functional module moves from the first position to the second position, the second rack drives the gear to rotate, and the first rack correspondingly moves to enable the support member to gradually stand on the main body along the abutting member so as to support the second functional module.

US Pat. No. 10,973,143

COORDINATING INSTALLATION AND CONNECTION OF A MOTOR CONTROL CENTER SUBUNIT HAVING MOVEABLE LINE CONTACTS

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A control module for a motor control center comprising:a housing constructed to be received within a frame of the motor control center;
at least one stab moveable between a retracted position and an extended position; and
an interlock latch that automatically moves upon motion of the at least one stab between a first latch position wherein the interlock latch extends beyond a surface of the housing and a second latch position wherein the interlock latch is retracted within the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,973,072

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING BEAMFORMING TRANSMISSION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for performing beamforming by a base station in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:obtaining transmission time proportions allocated to each of a plurality of beam directions based on a first number of in-coverage active user equipments (UEs) belonging to each beam direction and a second number of extended-coverage active UEs; and
performing beamforming to send control information in each of the plurality of beam directions based on the obtained transmission time proportions,
wherein the transmission time proportions are determined in proportion to the second number of extended-coverage active UEs belonging to each beam direction, and
wherein the transmission time proportion allocated to a first beam direction from among the plurality of beam directions is determined based on a ratio of a third number of extended-coverage active UEs belonging to the first beam direction to a sum of the first number of in-coverage active UEs belonging to each beam direction.

US Pat. No. 10,973,159

COMPONENT MOUNTING MACHINE FOR PREVENTING RELEASE FAIL OF A COMPONENT

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A component handling system comprising:a head configured to pick up and hold a component by vacuum pumping of a suction nozzle provided on the head; and
a control device configured to control the head to:
pick up the component and set the suction nozzle of the head in a vacuum pumped state to hold the component,
move the suction nozzle to a predetermined position while holding the component,
lower the suction nozzle while holding the component,
cancel the vacuum pumped state of the suction nozzle of the mounting head to attempt a release of the component,
lift the suction nozzle to a first height,
set the suction nozzle of the head to the vacuum pumped state while the suction nozzle is at the first height so that the suction nozzle holds the component if the release of the component failed, and
lift the suction nozzle from the first height while the suction nozzle is in the vacuum pumped state.

US Pat. No. 10,973,147

ROTATABLE CABLE HOLDER MODULE

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. A cable holder for retaining cables in a system sled, comprising:a base bracket couplable to the system sled;
a clip holder coupled to the base bracket via a hinge located on two protruding tabs extending perpendicularly from a rectangular body, the clip holder being configured to rotate relative to the base bracket and around a rotational axis, through the hinge between a first lowered position proximate to the system sled and a second raised position substantially distal from the system sled;
a retention clip coupled to the rectangular body of the clip holder and configured to retain a portion of the cables in the system sled; and
a releasable latch having a protrusion operable to engage a first and second openings located on one of the protruding tabs to lock the clip holder into either the first lowered position or the second raised position respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,973,137

CIRCUIT DEVICE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CIRCUIT DEVICE AND CONNECTOR

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. A circuit device, comprising:a circuit board;
a connector fixed to the circuit board; and
a resin portion covering the circuit board and the connector,
wherein:
the connector includes a housing body and a cut-off receiving portion projecting from the housing body, and
the cut-off receiving portion includes a projecting portion projecting outward from the housing body and an inclined wall extending from the projecting portion and the inclined wall having a tip spaced from the projecting portion, the inclined wall being inclined to be closer to the housing body toward the tip of the inclined wall and a part of the inclined wall is embedded in the resin portion.

US Pat. No. 10,973,117

DIFFERENTIAL SIGNAL TRACES INCLUDING A SOLDER MASK DISPOSED THEREON

FCI USA LLC, Etters, PA ...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:a substrate;
first and second conductive traces disposed on the substrate; and
a polymer layer disposed on a first portion of the first conductive trace and not disposed on a second portion of the second conductive trace, the second portion being located only at a bend in the first and second conductive traces.

US Pat. No. 10,973,103

PRESENCE AND DIRECTIONAL MOTION DETECTION

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented system for presence and directional motion detection comprising:sensors in a structure of a smart home environment, each sensor configured to detect motion in the structure and generate a signal; and
and a hub computing device configured to receive signals from a sensor of the sensors, the sensor positioned in the structure, generate an indication of directional motion based on the signals from the sensor, wherein the indication of directional motion is generated without using signals from additional sensors, in response to the indication of directional motion, generate a control signal for a device in the structure and send the control signal to the device in the structure to be implemented by the device, receive signals from sensors in the structure, identify at least one substructure of the structure based on at least one pattern of motion determined based on the signals from the sensors, and update a map of the structure based on the at least one identified substructure and the location of one or of the sensors whose signals were used to determine the at least one pattern of motion, receive signals from sensors in the structure, receive context data comprising at least the time of day, identify at least one pattern of motion based on the context data and directional motion determined from the signals from the sensors, and update a model of motion patterns with the at least one identified pattern of motion, receive additional signals from the sensors in the structure, receive additional context data comprising at least the time of day, and determine if the additional context data and directional motion determined from the additional signals corresponds to at least one pattern of motion in the model of motion patterns or diverges from the patterns of motion in the model of motion patterns, receive sensor counts from sensors in the structures, the sensors counts comprising counts that are incremented when a sensor detects a person passing in front of the sensor in a first direction and decremented when the sensor detects a person passing in front of the sensor in a second direction, collate sensor counts from sensors that monitor entryways to the same rooms to generate room counts, wherein the room count for a room is the summation of sensor counts from sensors that monitor entryways to that room, generate a second control signal for the device in the structure based on at least one of the room counts, send the second control signal to the device in the structure to be implemented by the device.

US Pat. No. 10,973,092

MICROWAVE EQUIPMENT

Anton Paar GmbH, Graz (A...

1. An arrangement for heating a sample by microwave radiation, the arrangement comprising:a container having an inner space for accommodating the sample and having a bottom container wall;
a wave guide arranged to guide a microwave having an electric field direction;
a waveguide adapter being adapted to couple the microwave from the wave guide into the inner space of the container via the bottom container wall being oriented to be different from perpendicular to the electric field vector direction,
wherein the waveguide adapter has a recess below and close to the bottom container wall for accommodating equipment for at least one of:
monitoring at least one property of the sample;
actuating;
stirring the sample.

US Pat. No. 10,973,080

RADIO TERMINAL, PROCESSOR, AND BASE STATION

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication method, comprising:starting, by a first radio communication apparatus, transmission using a plurality of time and frequency resources which is allocated in order to transmit data to a second radio communication apparatus and is arranged in a time direction;
transmitting, by the first radio communication apparatus, last data and last identification information indicating transmission of the last data to the second radio communication apparatus, at transmitting the last data to be transmitted to the second radio communication apparatus;
predicting, by the first radio communication apparatus, that new data to be transmitted to the second radio communication apparatus is not to be generated during a predetermined period after the last data is transmitted; and
transmitting, by the first radio communication apparatus, the last identification information to the second radio communication apparatus in response to the prediction.

US Pat. No. 10,973,057

MODIFIED MULTI-SLOT EXTENDED COVERAGE RANDOM ACCESS CHANNEL TRANSMISSION

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

10. An apparatus, comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory including computer program code,
wherein the at least one memory and computer program code are configured, with the at least one processor, to cause the apparatus at least to
transmit a dual slot hybrid random access channel including a long burst followed by one access burst or including one access burst followed by one long burst,
wherein two consecutive time slots are used for random access channel transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,973,134

VOICE-ACTIVATED ELECTRONIC DEVICE ASSEMBLY WITH SEPARABLE BASE

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. An electronic device, comprising:an exterior including an upper portion and a base portion, the upper portion having a top surface and a first periphery, the base portion having a bottom surface and a second periphery, each of the top surface, first periphery cross-section, bottom surface and second periphery cross-section being substantially circular, the second periphery of the base portion including an acoustically transparent wall and being covered by a first surface material, and the first periphery having a second surface material that is different from the first surface material;
two or more speakers that are concealed within the exterior and face at least two distinct directions, each speaker being attached to and extending below the upper portion, wherein the two or more speakers face towards the acoustically transparent wall of the base portion;
one or more microphones configured to collect audio inputs;
one or more display LEDs mounted in the upper portion, wherein the one or more display LEDs are configured to indicate status of voice processing associated with an audible user request captured by the one or more microphones;
one or more processors electrically coupled to the microphone, the one or speakers, and the one or more display LEDs; and
a power supply connector disposed at the base portion and configured to couple to an external power supply to power the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,973,133

SACRIFICIAL STRUCTURE WITH DUMMY CORE AND TWO SECTIONS OF SEPARATE MATERIAL THEREON FOR MANUFACTURING COMPONENT CARRIERS

1. A semifinished product, comprising:a sacrificial structure;
two component carriers releasably formed on opposing main surfaces of the sacrificial structure;
wherein the sacrificial structure comprises a central structure and releasing layers on or over both opposing main surfaces of the central structure;
wherein the central structure comprises a dummy core being covered on or over both main surfaces thereof with a respective one of two spatially separated sections of separate dielectric material;
wherein the dummy core comprises a central layer and two electrically conductive layers on the central layer.

US Pat. No. 10,973,130

PRINTED WIRING BOARD

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

8. A printed wiring board comprising:a substrate;
a contact member arranged in contact with the substrate; and
a wear resistant member fixed at least in an area on the substrate that comes in contact with the contact member, the wear resistant member having a wear resistance higher than that of the substrate, to prevent the substrate from wearing due to the contact member contacting and rubbing against the substrate,
wherein the contact member is a support part configured to support an electronic component mounted on the substrate, and
the contact member contacts the wear resistant member in a manner that the contact member may rub against the wear resistant member.

US Pat. No. 10,973,128

FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT AND IMAGING APPARATUS INCLUDING SAME

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. An imaging apparatus comprising:a main body;
an electronic flash unit that is attached to the main body and requires high voltage where safe distance is required;
a circuit that is stored in the main body and configured to supply an electric power to drive the electronic flash unit; and
a flexible printed circuit configured to electrically connect the electronic flash unit and the circuit to each other,
wherein the flexible printed circuit includes:
a first insulator formed of resin and including a first insulating layer;
a second insulator formed of resin and including a second insulating layer; and
a wiring layer disposed between the first insulating layer and the second insulating layer and formed of a conductive material, the wiring layer to which the high voltage is applied and transmits the electric power to the electronic flash unit,
wherein the flexible printed circuit has a length which is greater than a width and thickness of the flexible printed circuit, the width and the thickness of the flexible printed circuit board being perpendicular to the length,
the flexible printed circuit includes a sealed structure in which the wiring layer is enclosed by flexible insulators formed of resin including the first insulator and the second insulator, in a region where insulation of the wiring layer is required, in a cross-section of the region taken along the width direction and the thickness direction of the flexible printed circuit,
each of the insulators enclosing the wiring layer meets double insulation or reinforced insulation defined by International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 60950, which is an IEC standard, for insulating the wiring layer, so as to meet the IEC standard in both the width direction and the thickness direction, and
the sealed structure having the cross-section extends by a predetermined length along a longitudinal direction of the flexible printed circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,973,122

DIFFERENTIAL VIA STACK

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:a top conducting layer including two connecting pads for receiving a pair of differential signals;
an escaping layer including escaping lines for transmitting the differential signals at the escaping layer;
one or more first reference layers interposed between the top conducting layer and the escaping layer;
a second reference layer disposed under the escaping layer;
a pair of vias extending vertically to penetrate the top conducting layer, the one or more first reference layers, the escaping layer, and the second reference layer;
a third reference layer disposed under the second reference layer; and
back-drilled holes, wherein:
the vias connects the top conducting layer with the escaping layer;
each of the one or more first reference layers includes a continuous via void surrounding the pair of vias, wherein the continuous via void is filled with a first dielectric material;
the second reference layer includes two round via voids each surrounding one of the vias;
a portion of an outer periphery of the continuous via void is aligned with a portion of an outer periphery of the round via voids of the second reference layer;
the third reference layer includes two round via voids each surrounding one of the vias;
the round via voids of the second reference layer and the third reference layer are filled with a second dielectric material;
the back-drilled holes penetrate the two round via voids of the third reference layer and stop at or about the two round via voids of the second reference layer without penetrating the two round via voids of the second reference layer; and
the second reference layer includes a conductive film disposed between the two round via voids of the second reference layer.

US Pat. No. 10,973,119

ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT BOARD, ACCELERATION SENSOR, INCLINOMETER, INERTIAL NAVIGATION DEVICE, STRUCTURE MONITORING DEVICE, AND VEHICLE

Seiko Epson Corporation

1. An electronic circuit board comprising:a substrate having a multilayer structure including at least one ground layer; and
an oscillation circuit provided on the substrate,
wherein the oscillation circuit includes an oscillator and a circuit including an amplifier electrically connected to each other, the oscillator and the amplifier each including an electrically conductive bump, and
a ground layer closest to the oscillation circuit in the multilayer structure includes a plurality of apertures formed therein that correspond to locations of the electrically conducive bumps in a plan view of the electronic circuit board,
wherein edges of the apertures entirely surround and are spaced apart from the electrically conductive bumps in the plan view of the electronic circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,973,100

LED LUMINANCE CONTROL CIRCUIT, LED LUMINANCE CONTROL METHOD, AND LED LUMINANCE CONTROL PROGRAM

EIZO Corporation, Hakusa...

1. An LED control circuit comprising an LED voltage generating unit, an LED voltage control unit, an LED current control unit, and a storage unit whereinthe LED voltage generating unit is configured to apply a voltage to an LED based on an LED voltage command value input from the LED voltage control unit,
the LED voltage control unit is configured to determine the LED voltage command value based on a cathode potential of the LED,
the LED current control unit is configured to control a value of current flowing through the LED based on the LED voltage command value,
the storage unit is configured to store a look-up table in which a correspondence relationship between luminance and the LED voltage command value is predetermined, and
the LED current control unit controls the value of current based on a desired luminance, the LED voltage command value in the lookup table corresponding to the desired luminance, and an actual LED voltage command value.

US Pat. No. 10,973,096

LED LIGHTING SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONSTANT CURRENT CONTROL IN VARIOUS OPERATION MODES

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. A system for providing at least an output current to one or more light emitting diodes, the system comprising:a transconductance amplifier configured to receive a sensed signal and generate a current signal;
a capacitor coupled to the transconductance amplifier and configured to generate a voltage signal;
a comparator configured to process information associated with the voltage signal and the sensed signal and generate a comparison signal based on at least information associated with the voltage signal and the sensed signal;
a modulation-signal generator configured to receive at least the comparison signal and generate a modulation signal; and
a gate driver configured to receive the modulation signal and output a drive signal to a switch;
wherein:
the drive signal is associated with at least one or more switching periods, each of the one or more switching periods including at least an on-time period for the switch;
the transconductance amplifier is further configured to, for each of the one or more switching periods, receive at least a predetermined voltage signal only during the on-time period; and
the current signal is configured to charge or discharge the capacitor.

US Pat. No. 10,973,088

OPTICALLY HEATED SUBSTRATE SUPPORT ASSEMBLY WITH REMOVABLE OPTICAL FIBERS

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A substrate support, comprising:a plate comprising:
a top surface and a bottom surface, wherein the top surface is to support a substrate;
an electrode;
one or more resistive heating elements;
a first plurality of channels;
a recess formed at the bottom surface of the plate, wherein the recess is configured to provide access to each of the first plurality of channels; and
a plurality of optical fibers in the first plurality of channels, wherein the recess is further configured to facilitate removal of one or more of the plurality of optical fibers from the substrate support, and wherein the plurality of optical fibers, in conjunction with the one or more resistive heating elements, control a temperature of one or more portions of the substrate to a target temperature; and
a shaft bonded to the bottom surface of the plate, wherein the shaft surrounds the recess formed at the bottom surface of the plate.

US Pat. No. 10,973,084

INTERNET-OF-THINGS DESIGN FOR UNLICENSED SPECTRUM

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication by a wireless node, comprising:determining if a narrowband region within an unlicensed radio frequency (RF) spectrum is available for transmissions, wherein the determining comprises determining if the narrowband region is available based on a configuration of transmission gaps assigned to support sharing of the narrowband region;
performing a clear channel assessment (CCA) within the narrowband region; and
transmitting on the narrowband region if it is determined the narrowband region is available, wherein the transmitting comprises transmitting both a narrowband physical downlink control channel (NB-PDCCH) and a narrowband physical downlink shared channel (NB-PDSCH) after a single passed CCA, a duration of the NB-PDCCH and the NB-PDSCH being dynamically adjusted.

US Pat. No. 10,973,077

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE, A CORE NETWORK NODE AND METHODS THEREIN

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a wireless communication device for monitoring for a paging message from a core network node in a wireless communications network, the method comprising:obtaining, from the core network node, a length of a paging transmission window, the paging transmission window comprising a time period for monitoring paging after a discontinuous reception timer for an extended idle mode expires;
starting the discontinuous reception timer for the extended idle mode when the wireless communication device registers to the core network node, wherein the extended idle mode is longer than a frame number range of the wireless communications network;
when the discontinuous reception timer expires, monitoring for the paging message at one or more paging occasions during the time period for monitoring paging, wherein a starting time of the time period is based on: an instant of time when the wireless communication device registers to the core network node; and a length of the discontinuous reception timer; and
resetting the discontinuous reception timer in response to a successful procedure requiring Non-Access Stratum, NAS, layer communication between the wireless communication device and the core network node.

US Pat. No. 10,973,073

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONNECTION PROCESSING BETWEEN A TERMINAL AND BASE STATION

ZTE CORPORATION, Guangdo...

1. A method performed by a user equipment device (UE), comprising:receiving a dedicated notification message from a base station, wherein the dedicated notification message indicates an establishment of at least one Signaling Radio Bearer (SRB) using a Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) layer in a transparent mode; and
establishing the at least one SRB using the PDCP layer in a transparent mode prior to an establishment of Access Stratum (AS) security, wherein the at least one SRB is utilized in a first communication between the UE and the base station prior to establishment of the AS security and a second SRB including PDCP layer information is utilized in a second communication between the UE and the base station after establishment of the AS security.

US Pat. No. 10,973,066

TERMINAL DEVICE, BASE STATION DEVICE, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A terminal device comprising:a transceiver configured to perform wireless communication; and
a controller configured to perform control such that control information regarding a supported communication scheme is transmitted to an external device through the wireless communication,
wherein, in a case in which a first communication scheme and a second communication scheme different from the first communication scheme are supported, the controller associates, with the control information, a set of parameters that include:
a terminal device capability indicating at least one of an uplink capability, a downlink capability or a sidelink capability;
a first parameter indicating whether or not dual connectivity based on the first communication scheme and the second communication scheme is supported;
a second parameter indicating whether or not standalone communication based on the first communication scheme is supported; and
a supported parameter set indicator that indicates which parameter set of plural parameter sets of the first communication scheme is supported by the terminal device,
wherein the indicated parameter set includes information related to at least one of a sub carrier interval, a number of sub carriers per resource block in a cell, a number of symbols per sub frame, or a cyclic prefix (CP) length type.

US Pat. No. 10,973,059

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF PROVIDING COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES

VONAGE AMERICA, LLC, Hol...

1. A method of bridging an ongoing telephony communication that has already been established between first and second parties by a first telephony service provider to a first telephony device used by a third party that receives its native telephony service from a second telephony service provider, comprising:receiving, at the first telephony service provider, a request from the first telephony device indicating that the first telephony device is to be connected to the ongoing telephony communication that has been established by the first telephony service provider between the first and second parties, where the second party is using a second telephony device that is registered under the same account with the first telephony service provider as the first telephony device; and
bridging the first telephony device into the ongoing telephony communication so that the third party using the first telephony device can communicate with the first and second parties.

US Pat. No. 10,973,024

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits a higher layer signaling that indicates a reference configuration pattern that is a reference uplink/downlink (UL/DL) configuration, which is one of a plurality of configuration patterns, each configuration pattern defining allocation of one or more uplink subframe(s) and one or more downlink subframe(s) within a frame and, in operation, transmits a downlink signaling for determining a configuration pattern for a component carrier, wherein if the transmitted downlink signaling is received by a terminal apparatus, the configuration pattern for the component carrier is determined at the terminal apparatus according to the received downlink signaling, and wherein when the determined configuration pattern is different from the reference UL/DL configuration, the reference UL/DL configuration defines the allocation of the one or more uplink subframe(s) that are inclusive of one or more second uplink subframe(s) defined by the determined configuration pattern, and the reference UL/DL configuration defines at least one more uplink subframe than defined by the determined configuration pattern; and
a receiver, which, in operation, receives an uplink signal on an uplink subframe of the component carrier, the uplink subframe being one of the one or more second uplink subframe(s) defined by the determined configuration pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,969,483

COUPLED RADAR

Novelda ASA, Kviteseid (...

1. A method of imaging within an absorptive object comprising:placing transmit and receive antennas in close proximity to a surface of said object such that RF coupling occurs;
transmitting electromagnetic pulses from the transmit antenna into the object; and
receiving a receive signal at the receive antenna simultaneously with the transmit antenna transmitting said pulses;
wherein the transmitting and receiving comprises the following steps:
a) setting a threshold level for the receive signal strength;
b) transmitting one or more pulses;
c) sampling the receive signal at a series of sample times, comparing each sample of the receive signal for said one or more pulses with the threshold level and, in a counter array which comprises an array element corresponding to each sample time in the series of sample times, altering a respective array element corresponding to the respective sample time dependent upon the result of the respective comparison;
d) changing the threshold level;
e) repeating steps b), c) and optionally d) one or more times.

US Pat. No. 10,973,135

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...

1. A display device, comprising:a display panel including a display area on which a plurality of display elements is disposed and a non-display area on which one or more wires for driving the plurality of display elements are disposed;
a back cover attached to one surface of the display panel and having a plurality of openings;
a roller configured to rotate in a first direction to wind the back cover and the display panel around the roller or in a second direction opposite the first direction to unwind the back cover and the display panel from the roller, the roller being a cylindrically-shaped roller with a flat surface along a length direction of the roller; and a lifting unit which moves the back cover and the display panel in a vertical direction, wherein: the plurality of openings overlaps the display panel, each of the plurality of openings is disposed to be staggered with one or more of the openings in an adjacent row, a size of the back cover is larger than a size of the display panel, and each of a plurality of edges of the back cover corresponds to a respective one of a plurality of edges of the display panel and protrudes outside of the respective one of the plurality of edges of the display panel.

US Pat. No. 10,973,132

RADIO-FREQUENCY MODULE AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A radio-frequency module comprising:a switch integrated circuit comprising a first main face and an opposing second main face, a first connection electrode arranged on the first main face, and a second connection electrode arranged on the second main face;
at least one mounting substrate in or on which the switch integrated circuit is mounted, and that comprises a first mounting face at the first main face side, and a second mounting face at the second main face side;
a first signal line at the first mounting face side of the at least one mounting substrate, the first signal line being connected to the first connection electrode and configured to transmit a radio-frequency signal in a first frequency band;
a second signal line at the second mounting face side of the at least one mounting substrate, the second signal line being connected to the second connection electrode and configured to transmit a radio-frequency signal in a second frequency band, the second frequency band being different than the first frequency band;
a first electronic component connected to the first signal line; and
a second electronic component connected to the second signal line,
wherein the first electronic component, but not the second electronic component, is mounted on the first mounting face, and
wherein the second electronic component, but not the first electronic component, is mounted on the second mounting face.

US Pat. No. 10,973,124

CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY HAVING AN ADAPTER TO CONNECT TWO CIRCUIT BOARDS

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A connector assembly, comprising:an adapter including:
(a) a cylindrical outer conductor having an inner wall;
(b) a columnar center conductor disposed in the outer conductor; and
(c) an insulator disposed between the outer conductor and the center conductor to electrically isolate the outer conductor from the center conductor, the insulator having a cylindrical extending portion and an annular protrusion disposed on the cylindrical extending portion; and
a first receptacle adapted to be assembled onto a first end of the adapter and locked onto the first end of the adapter including:
(a) a cylindrical first outer terminal having a first annular protrusion on an outer wall of a first end thereof and an annular recess in an inner wall of the first end of the first outer terminal, the annular protrusion of the insulator elastically snap-fitting into the annular recess of the first outer terminal portion, and the first outer terminal and the outer conductor only in electrical contact through the first annular protrusion electrically contacting the inner wall of the outer conductor;
(b) a columnar first center terminal disposed in the first outer terminal; and
(c) a first insulation body disposed between the first outer terminal and the first center terminal to electrically isolate the first outer terminal from the first center terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,973,108

LAMP WITH INCORPORATED NETWORK ACCESS POINT AND LIGHTING FACILITY HAVING A WIRELESS NETWORK

Osram GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A lamp configured to perform a method for optimizing an area coverage of a wireless network, the method comprising:computing locations having a predetermined field strength for all network access points with reference to a predetermined reference area,
computing whether there are locations on the reference area at which the predetermined field strength is not reached,
if so, increasing the transmission power of a network access point close to the location, repeating computing whether there are locations on the reference area at which the predetermined field strength is not reached and increasing the transmission power of a network access point close to the location until at least the predetermined field strength prevails at all locations,
computing whether there are locations with reducible field strength on the reference area,
if so, reducing the transmission power of the network access point that can be reduced to the greatest extent, repeating computing whether there are locations with reducible field strength on the reference area and reducing the transmission power of the network access point that can be reduced to the greatest extent until there are no further reducible network access points,
checking whether there are as yet uncomputed network access points,
if so, computing an as yet uncomputed network access point, and repeating computing the as yet uncomputed network access point until all network access points have been computed:
the lamp comprising:
an input for connecting the wireless network having an integrated power supply, wherein
the input is Power over Ethernet (POE) compatible, and wherein the PoE compatible input comprises at least electrical power for powering at least one light source and network data for forwarding to an access point via the PoE;
a power supply unit for supplying all components of the lamp with an electric power taken from the PoE compatible input, wherein the power supply unit is configured to isolate the at least electrical power from the network data, and wherein
the power supply unit is configured to provide the electrical power to the at least one light source;
at least one light source configured to receive the electrical power from the power supply unit,
a network access point for providing at least one wireless network, which network access point is configured to receive at least the isolated network data from the power supply unit and coupled to the network via the PoE compatible input, at least one antenna associated with the network access point, wherein
the light source and the at least one antenna are arranged and designed such that a radiation characteristics of the light source are congruent with a radiation characteristics of the at least one antenna of the wireless network referenced to one or more reference areas; wherein
the computing whether there are locations on the reference area at which the predetermined field strength is not reached is based on the congruence between the radiation characteristics of the light source and the radiation characteristics of the at least one antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,973,107

INTELLIGENT LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM AUTOMATED ADJUSTMENT APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

Racepoint Energy, LLC, O...

1. A method of controlling a plurality of light control modules comprising:transmitting a command from a first light control module to a second light control module, each light control module configured to control a flow of electricity to a lighting circuit having a corresponding light fixture electrically connected to the light control module;
determining a time of day;
detecting occupancy at the first light control module;
in response to receiving the command, using a sensor and checking for a registered mobile device to detect room occupancy at the second light control module; and
after a specified time of day and in response to sensing no activity by the sensor and failing to detect presence of a registered mobile device at each light control module,
changing the flow of electricity to the lighting circuit to turn off the corresponding light fixture, and
causing, at the first light control module, one of leaving on and turning on at least one corresponding light fixture connected to at least one of the light control modules.

US Pat. No. 10,973,099

CARRY-SIGNAL CONTROLLED LED LIGHT WITH FAST DISCHARGE AND LED LIGHT STRING HAVING THE SAME

SEMISILICON TECHNOLOGY CO...

1. A carry-signal controlled LED light with fast discharge, comprising:at least one LED, and
a drive unit coupled to the at least one LED, the drive unit configured to receive a carry light signal and control the at least one LED to light, the drive unit comprising:
a signal detector configured to receive the carry light signal and provide a discharge control signal according to the carry light signal,
a fast discharge unit configured to receive the discharge control signal and control a voltage of the carry light signal to decrease faster, wherein the voltage of the carry light signal is lower than a low-level voltage by both turning on the fast discharge unit and providing a resistance from a positive power pin to a negative power pin of the fast discharge unit,
a light control unit comprising:
an address and data identifier,
a logic controller coupled to the address and data identifier, and
a shift register coupled to the logic controller,
the light control unit configured to drive the light behavior of the at least one LED according to light command content of the carry light signal, and
a capacitor configured to receive a DC power source to be charged, and provide the required work power to the LED light when the fast discharge unit fast discharging.

US Pat. No. 10,973,095

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR BLEEDER CONTROL RELATED TO LIGHTING EMITTING DIODES

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. A system for controlling one or more light emitting diodes, the system comprising:a dimmer detector configured to:
determine that a rectified voltage is associated with a TRIAC dimmer if a first time duration for the rectified voltage to increase from a first voltage to a second voltage is smaller than a first predetermined duration or a second time duration for the rectified voltage to decrease from the second voltage to the first voltage is smaller than a second predetermined duration;
generate a control signal to turn on a bleeder if the rectified voltage is determined to be associated with a TRIAC dimmer so that the bleeder generates a current, the current being larger than zero in magnitude; and
generate the control signal to turn off the bleeder if the rectified voltage is determined not to be associated with any TRIAC dimmer so that the bleeder does not generate the current.

US Pat. No. 10,973,087

E-CIGARETTE WITH A PLURALITY OF HEATING COMPONENTS

O-NET AUTOMATION TECHNOLO...

1. An e-cigarette with a plurality of heating components, comprising a housing and a mouthpiece, wherein the mouthpiece is disposed at one end of the housing, and the e-cigarette further comprises a liquid storage tank, an air passage, and an atomization core, wherein the atomization core comprises a plurality of heating components and a holder, and the liquid storage tank, the air passage, and the atomization core are all disposed inside the housing;wherein e-liquid is stored in the liquid storage tank;
wherein the air passage is disposed between the atomization core and the mouthpiece;
wherein the heating component comprises a ceramic substrate, a heating filament, and connecting terminals, wherein the ceramic substrate is provided with a hollow mini-hole, the heating filament winds around the ceramic substrate, the connecting terminals are disposed at two ends of the ceramic substrate and are electrically connected to the heating filament, and the connecting terminal comprises a terminal through-hole that cooperates with the hollow mini-hole; and
wherein the holder comprises an upper holder, a lower holder, and a connecting plate, and the connecting plate is disposed between the upper holder and the lower holder; an air cavity is formed between the upper holder, the lower holder, and the connecting plate, and the heating component is disposed between the upper holder and the lower holder in a longitudinal direction, to be electrically connected to the upper holder and the lower holder; and the upper holder comprises an upper liquid inlet hole separately communicating with the liquid storage tank and the hollow mini-hole and an upper air hole separately communicating with the air passage and the air cavity, so that the air cavity communicates with the outside.

US Pat. No. 10,973,086

RESOURCE ALLOCATION AND MODE CONFIGURATION FOR WIDE COVERAGE ENHANCEMENT

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a user equipment (UE) operable for wideband coverage enhancement, the apparatus comprising:one or more processors configured to:
decode, at the UE, downlink control information (DCI) received in a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH), the DCI comprising a transport block size (TBS) scaling factor, a repetition number, and a TBS index different from the TBS scaling factor;
identify, at the UE, a transport block size (TBS) scaling factor from the DCI;
identify, at the UE, a repetition number from the DCI, wherein the repetition number configures the UE to receive or transmit one or more of data and control channel information that is repeated, in the time domain, a selected number of times based on the repetition number; and
encode, at the UE, one or more of data or control information, for transmission to a next generation node B (gNB), based on the TBS scaling factor and the repetition number; and
a memory interface configured to send the DCI to a memory.

US Pat. No. 10,973,081

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR USING A SITUATIONAL NETWORK

Resource Consortium Limit...

1. A server for providing roll call based information, the server comprising:a network controller configured to receive an indication of an occurrence of a situation; and
a profile database for storing user profiles;
a central processing unit, coupled to the network controller, configured to identify a plurality of participant devices, wherein each of the plurality of participant devices is determined to be geographically proximate to the situation;
wherein the network controller is further configured to:
provide a roll call query to each of the plurality of participant devices, wherein the roll call query solicits a response related to a status;
wherein the central processing unit is further configured to:
generate a message board related to the indication, wherein the message board comprises a roll call list that includes the status response to the roll call query; and
update a user profile of a first user based on data indicating an access by the first user of a portion of the roll call list via the message board.

US Pat. No. 10,973,075

COMMON CHANNEL CONFIGURATION IN NEW RADIO INACTIVE STATE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication performed by a user equipment (UE), comprising:obtaining an access stratum (AS) context comprising a first serving cell common configuration associated with a first cell while the UE is in a connected state;
receiving a system information block (SIB) associated with a second cell in connection with the UE switching to the second cell,
the SIB including a second serving cell common configuration for the second cell;
receiving a radio resource control (RRC) resume message, associated with transitioning the UE from an inactive state to the connected state, separately from receiving the SIB; and
configuring, based at least in part on receiving the RRC resume message, the UE with the second serving cell common configuration received in the SIB.

US Pat. No. 10,973,069

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR KEEPING DC CONFIGURATION

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for keeping, by a user equipment (UE), a first dual connectivity (DC) configuration in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a network, information for validation of a DC configuration, wherein the DC configuration includes the first DC configuration and a second DC configuration;
determining whether or not the first DC configuration is valid in a radio resource control (RRC) resume procedure, based on the information for validation of the DC configuration;
based on the first DC configuration that is valid, keeping the first DC configuration in an RRC resume procedure;
releasing the second DC configuration before initiating the RRC resume procedure; and
transmitting, to the network, a message for RRC resume request which includes information regarding whether or not the first DC configuration is kept.

US Pat. No. 10,973,062

METHOD FOR EXTRACTING ENVIRONMENT INFORMATION LEVERAGING DIRECTIONAL COMMUNICATION

International Business Ma...

1. A computer implemented method for generating an environment information map using a wireless communication system, the wireless communication system comprising at least one transmitter and at least one receiver, at least one of the transmitter and receiver having a directional communication system, the method comprising:attempting a wireless communication link by transmitting a signal from a first transmitter to a receiver in a first beam direction;
extracting a plurality of features resultant from the link attempt for the first beam direction and logging the plurality of extracted features at the receiver;
attempting at least one additional wireless communication link from the first transmitter to the receiver by transmitting a signal in a respective at least one additional beam direction;
extracting a plurality of features resultant from each of the at least one additional link attempts for each of the at least one additional beam directions and logging the plurality of extracted features at the receiver; and
executing an inferencing algorithm using the plurality of extracted features from the first beam direction and the at least one additional beam directions to infer an environment information map of the area between the first transmitter and the receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,973,061

METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING A WIRELESS VEHICLE NETWORK

WABCO Europe BVBA, Bruss...

1. A method for establishing a wireless network for a vehicle, the vehicle comprising a tractor unit and a trailer, the tractor unit comprising at least one first station and a first control unit with the first control unit assigned to and in communication with the first station, and the trailer comprising a second station and a second control unit with the second control unit assigned to and in communication with the second station, the method comprising:supplying electrical energy to the second control unit;
interconnecting the first control unit and the second control unit via a physical interface between the tractor unit and the trailer;
in response to the electrical energy being received at the second control unit, generating a defined message by the second control unit for transmission via the physical interface;
receiving the defined message by the first control unit via the physical interface;
transmitting a wireless signal containing information required to establish the wireless network via the first station only after the defined message is received by the first control unit and is present in the first station; and
establishing the wireless network between the first station and the second station for connection to an external device,
wherein the second control unit is a brake control unit, and wherein the first station transmits the information required to establish the wireless network only when a CAN message with the designation EBC1 is present in the first station and a first bit of the “Trailer ABS Status” contained in the message has the value “0”.

US Pat. No. 10,970,847

DOCUMENT BOUNDARY DETECTION USING DEEP LEARNING MODEL AND IMAGE PROCESSING ALGORITHMS

Adobe Inc., San Jose, CA...

1. In a digital medium environment for processing digital images, a computer-implemented method of determining a document boundary in an input image, the method comprising:identifying, by at least one processor, lines representing the document boundary in the input image by:
denoising the input image using a median filter to produce a median filtered image;
computing gradients from the median filtered image to produce a gradient image;
enhancing the gradient image using a histogram stretching algorithm; and
binarizing the enhanced gradient image using hysteresis binarization algorithm to produce a binarized image;
rating, by the at least one processor, each of the lines to determine one or more highest-rated lines in the binarized image;
computing, by the at least one processor, a first set of quadrilaterals using the one or more highest-rated lines in the binarized image; and
determining, by the at least one processor, a document boundary based on the first set of quadrilaterals and further based on a second set of quadrilaterals computed using a convolutional neural network trained to identify document boundaries.

US Pat. No. 10,968,012

COLLAPSIBLE CONTAINERS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A first collapsible container comprising:a first upper frame member having a first shape and a first cross-sectional area, wherein the first upper frame member comprises a first opening, a first hinge and a first lid, wherein the first lid is configured to rotate about the first hinge between a first closed position in contact with the first opening and at least a first open position not in contact with the first opening;
a first lower frame member having the first shape and the first cross-sectional area;
a first flexible body having a first upper edge joined to the first upper frame member and a first lower edge coupled to the first lower frame member, a first outer surface and a first inner surface, wherein the first upper frame member, the first lower frame member and the first inner surface of the first flexible body define a first cavity for accommodating one or more items;
a first valve provided within the first lower frame member, wherein the first valve extends through the first lower frame member between an exterior of the first collapsible container and the first cavity; and
a second valve provided within the first upper frame member, wherein the second valve extends through the first upper frame member between the exterior of the first collapsible container and the cavity,
wherein the first valve is configured to mate with the second valve, and
wherein the first cavity is maintained at a positive pressure with respect to atmospheric pressure with the first lid in the first closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,973,126

INSTRUMENT DRIVE UNITS

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. An integrated circuit of a robotic surgical system, the integrated circuit comprising:a nexus;
first and second circuit boards each of which being electrically and mechanically coupled to the nexus on opposing sides of the nexus; and
third and fourth circuit boards each of which being electrically and mechanically coupled to the second circuit board on opposing sides of the second circuit board, wherein the first, second, third, and fourth circuit boards are parallel with one another and extend distally from the nexus when the integrated circuit is in an assembled configuration, wherein each of the first circuit board, the second circuit board, the third circuit board, and the fourth circuit board has a distal end portion configured to selectively mechanically and electrically engage a motor assembly of a motor pack of an instrument drive unit.

US Pat. No. 10,973,123

EXPANSION CARD INTERFACES FOR HIGH-FREQUENCY SIGNALS AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. A method of forming an expansion card interface for a printed circuit board, the method comprising:forming electrical pads of the expansion card interface on a substrate, the forming including forming at least one electrical pad to include a narrow portion and a wide portion; and
dividing the at least one electrical pad into a first portion and a second portion, with the first portion conductively coupled to a circuit on the printed circuit board, the second portion conductively isolated from the first portion, and the first portion having the wide portion and at least a length of the narrow portion.

US Pat. No. 10,973,115

SPREAD WEAVE INDUCED SKEW MINIMIZATION

Ciena Corporation, Hanov...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:a spread weave of fibers having a first direction and a second direction with corresponding fibers spread more in the first direction than the second direction; and
a one or more pairs of traces on the spread weave of fibers, wherein a first difference in dielectric permittivity between traces of a first pair of traces where the first pair of traces is routed in the first direction is less than a second difference in dielectric permittivity between the traces of the first pair of traces where the first pair of traces is routed in the second direction,
wherein the one or more pairs of traces are routed according to a routing design that includes one or more fixed regions on the spread weave of fibers, where routing of traces in the one or more fixed regions is restricted to linear, non-angled routing in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,973,091

INDUCTION HEAT COOKING APPARATUS AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. An induction heat cooking apparatus comprising:a power supply configured to supply an alternating current (AC) voltage;
a rectifier configured to convert the AC voltage into a direct current (DC) voltage;
a working coil configured to operate based on the DC voltage generated from the rectifier;
a first switch and a second switch that are configured to control supply of the DC voltage to the working coil and that are configured to alternately apply the DC voltage to the working coil;
a comparison circuit that is configured to sense current flowing in the working coil, that is configured to compare the sensed current to a reference value, and that is configured to generate output pulses based on a comparison result of the sensed current with respect to the reference value; and
a controller configured to:
count a number of the output pulses generated from the comparison circuit, and
determine whether a cooking vessel is present on the working coil based on the number of the output pulses.

US Pat. No. 10,973,089

HEATABLE LAMINATED SIDE PANE

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A heatable laminated side pane for an openable side window of a vehicle, with an upper edge, a lower edge, a front edge, and a rear edge, at least comprising an outer pane and an inner pane, which inner and outer panes are bonded to one another via a thermoplastic intermediate layer,and a transparent, heatable coating, which is arranged between the outer pane and the inner pane and which is electrically contacted by a first collecting rail and a second collecting rail and which has, for guiding a heating current flowing between the first and second collecting rails, a plurality of decoated isolating lines that run between the first and second collecting rails,
wherein the first collecting rail and the second collecting rail are arranged along the front edge or the rear edge,
wherein heating power increases, at least in one or more sections, from the rear edge to the front edge,
wherein a distance between adjacent isolating lines decreases, at least in one or more sections, from the rear edge to the front edge from a maximum distance in a range between 55 mm and 110 mm to a minimum distance in a range between 10 mm and 55 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,973,078

SUPPORTING SEMI-PERSISTENT SCHEDULING FOR VARIED TRANSMISSION TIME INTERVALS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus configured to be employed within an evolved Node B (eNodeB), the apparatus comprising:control circuitry configured to
configure a semi-persistent scheduling (SPS) configuration that accommodates short subframes, wherein the short subframes have a transmit time interval (TTI) of less than duration of 1 ms, wherein the SPS configuration comprises:
a short subframe index of a short subframe having short subframe integer values from 0 to M, where M is an integer, wherein the short subframe index corresponds to short subframes having a TTI of less than 1 ms;
and
provide the SPS configuration within a radio resource control (RRC) signaling;
wherein each short subframe index is unique across short subframe indices within a legacy subframe, wherein a radio frame comprises legacy subframe integer values of the legacy subframe and the short subframe integer values of the short subframe as configured by the SPS configuration, and the short subframe indices repeat from the legacy subframe to another legacy subframe while preserving legacy subframe indices to enable the short subframe to be uniquely identified within the radio frame from among the legacy subframe and the another legacy subframe, and within the legacy subframe, the radio frame comprising a combination of the legacy subframe indices and the short subframe indices.

US Pat. No. 10,973,076

FAST SWITCHING BETWEEN CONTROL CHANNELS DURING RADIO RESOURCE CONTROL CONNECTION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a processor configured to cause a wireless device to:
establish a radio resource control (RRC) connection with a cellular base station;
receive scheduling information on a first control channel associated with a first bandwidth;
receive a physical layer indication via the first control channel associated with the first bandwidth comprising an indication in downlink control information (DCI) from the cellular base station specifying that a second bandwidth is to be used for providing scheduling information to the wireless device, wherein the second bandwidth is associated with a second control channel; and
in response to the physical layer indication, monitor the second bandwidth associated with the second control channel for scheduling information, wherein said monitoring the second bandwidth is performed instead of monitoring the first bandwidth.

US Pat. No. 10,973,071

IMPROVING COMMUNICATION RELIABILITY

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method, comprising:at least partially controlling, by a network node, transmissions in a plural of radio access technologies, RATs, each RAT being capable of providing at least one communication link to a same user equipment;
deciding to transmit a packet to the user equipment at least via a first RAT;
requesting a transmission of the packet additionally via at least one other RAT;
determining capability information corresponding to the requested transmission of the packet via the at least one other RAT;
determining transmission setup for the packet to be transmitted via the first RAT based on the capability information, wherein the transmission setup defines at least the number of transmissions to be performed for the packet by the first RAT; and
instructing the transmission of the packet via the first RAT according to the determined transmission setup.

US Pat. No. 10,973,070

TDM TRANSMISSION FOR INTER-RAT DUAL CONNECTIVITY UE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A base station, comprising:at least one antenna;
at least one radio, wherein the at least one radio is configured to perform cellular communication using a first radio access technology (RAT);
one or more processors coupled to the at least one radio, wherein the one or more processors and the at least one radio are configured to perform voice and/or data communications;
wherein the one or more processors are configured to cause the base station to:
receive a first capability indicating that a user equipment device (UE) supports uplink (UL) sharing for one or more system bandwidths in a dual connectivity configuration with the first RAT and a second RAT;
receive a second capability indicating binary information indicating one of no switching gap needed and switching gap needed;
coordinate UL resources over an interface with a second base station serving a second cell using a second RAT; and
transmit an allocation of first UL resources associated with a first cell served by the base station using the first RAT to the UE, wherein the allocation of first UL resources is in accordance with time division multiplexing (TDM) for UL data transmissions for the first RAT and the second RAT.

US Pat. No. 10,973,068

TECHNIQUES FOR MANAGING COMMUNICATION LINKS OF A PLURALITY OF RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES (RATS)

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication by a user equipment (UE), comprising:establishing a first communication link between the UE and a network device using a first radio access technology (RAT);
transmitting a measurement report based at least in part on one or more wireless local area network (WLAN) identifiers;
receiving, by the UE and via the first communication link and based at least on part on the measurement report, information that identifies a set of access points having capabilities to communicate with the UE using a second RAT and having capabilities to allow the UE to automatically connect or roam between access points within the set of access points without notifying the network device;
selecting, by the UE, a neighbor access point from the set of access points to which to connect or roam based at least in part on the information; and
connecting or roaming, by the UE, to the neighbor access point that communicates using the second RAT via a second communication link as a serving access point in response to the selecting the neighbor access point.

US Pat. No. 10,973,064

SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD IN DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a User Equipment (UE) configured to perform device-to-device (D2D) communication in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, a message including information on available resources to transmit D2D data for the UE in a condition; and
transmitting, to a second UE, the D2D data based on a part of the available resources, wherein the condition is that the UE is in an out-sync condition.

US Pat. No. 10,973,055

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREAMBLE SEQUENCE TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION TO CONTROL NETWORK TRAFFIC

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of preamble transmission to control network data traffic in a communication network, comprising:receiving, by at least one processor of a user equipment from a receiver, indicator information indicating that the at least one processor should use one of a first type of preamble sequence or a second type of preamble sequence in order to generate a first preamble sequence;
generating, by the at least one processor, the first preamble sequence using the indicator information;
first transmitting, by the least one processor, a first request message to the receiver to initially request network resources, the first request message including the first preamble sequence, the at least one processor being capable of generating both the first type of preamble sequence and the second type of preamble sequence for the first request message for the first request message to initially request network resources; and
receiving, by the at least one processor, a feedback message from the receiver; and
controlling, by the at least one processor, the network data traffic of the communication network based on the feedback message, and
wherein the second type of preamble sequence has a higher robustness against frequency impairments compared to the first type of preamble sequence, and the second type of preamble sequence is used in high-speed scenarios.

US Pat. No. 10,973,054

WIRELESS TRANSCEIVER AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR COR...

1. A wireless transceiver capable of reducing signal interference originated from a neighboring channel, in which the wireless transceiver operates on a target channel for data packet transmission, a difference between a central frequency of the neighboring channel and another central frequency of the target channel is less than a frequency difference threshold and/or an energy of an interference signal of the neighboring channel is greater than a signal energy threshold, the wireless transceiver comprising:a radio-frequency (RF) transceiver configured to transmit a first CTS-to-Self packet via the neighboring channel before the RF transceiver transmits a data packet via the target channel, in which a duration defined by a duration field of the first CTS-to-Self packet includes time for the RF transceiver finishing transmitting the data packet;
a frequency synthesizer configured to provide a carrier wave of the neighboring channel and other carrier wave of the target channel for the RF transceiver; and
an RF controller configured to control the frequency synthesizer to provide the carrier wave of the neighboring channel, and configured to control the frequency synthesizer to provide the other carrier wave of the target channel;
wherein the target channel is different from the neighboring channel, and the target channel and the neighboring channel have a same channel bandwidth; the RF transceiver is configured to transmit a second CTS-to-Self packet or an RTS (Request to Send) packet via the target channel before the RF transceiver transmits the data packet via the target channel; the RF transceiver is configured to transmit the second CTS-to-Self packet via the target channel with a step of transmitting a first packet and then transmitting a second packet, the first packet being one of the first CTS-to-Self packet and the second CTS-to-Self packet and the second packet being other one of the first CTS-to-Self packet and the second CTS-to-Self packet; when the RF transceiver is configured to transmit the first CTS-to-Self packet and then transmit the second CTS-to-Self packet in the step, the RF controller is configured to control the frequency synthesizer to provide the carrier wave of the neighboring channel for the RF transceiver and then control the frequency synthesizer to provide the carrier wave of the target channel for the RF transceiver; and when the RF transceiver is configured to transmit the second CTS-to-Self packet and then transmit the first CTS-to-Self packet in the step, the RF controller is configured to control the frequency synthesizer to provide the other carrier wave of the target channel for the RF transceiver and then control the frequency synthesizer to provide the carrier wave of the neighboring channel for the RF transceiver.

US Pat. No. 10,973,053

LISTEN-BEFORE-TALK PROCEDURE WITH PRIORITY AND INTERFERENCE ADDITION AWARENESS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

9. A device comprising:radio circuitry configured to facilitate wireless communications of the device; and
a processor communicatively coupled to the radio circuitry and configured to perform a listen-before-talk (LBT) procedure, wherein as part of the LBT procedure the processor is configured to:
specify one or more input parameter values pertaining to intended wireless communications of the device;
adjust one or more output parameter values based on the one or more input parameter values and an access history of the device, wherein the one or more output parameter values pertain to wireless communication resources accessible to the device, and wherein the access history indicates wireless communication resource accesses previously made by the device; and
determine whether to access at least a portion of the wireless communication resources to conduct the intended wireless communications, based at least on the one or more output parameter values.

US Pat. No. 10,973,049

METHOD FOR EXECUTION OF RANDOM ACCESS, USER EQUIPMENT, AND BASE STATION

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A User Equipment (UE) comprising:receiving circuitry configured to receive a broadcast system information block (SIB) containing a configuration used for random access, the configuration indicating an uplink non-anchor carrier;
transmitting circuitry configured to transmit a preamble on the uplink non-anchor carrier on the basis of the configuration; and
processing circuitry configured to determine, on the basis of whether the configuration is a first configuration or a second configuration, whether to use a downlink anchor carrier in order to receive a random access response (RAR), the first configuration indicating a downlink non-anchor carrier that is associated with the uplink non-anchor carrier and is used for random access, and the second configuration not indicating a downlink non-anchor carrier that is associated with the uplink non-anchor carrier and is used for random access,
wherein:
the receiving circuitry is further configured to receive the RAR, such that
if it is determined that the configuration is the first configuration, the RAR is received on the downlink non-anchor carrier,
otherwise, the RAR is received on the downlink anchor carrier,
the downlink non-anchor carrier is a carrier where the UE does not acquire a primary synchronization signal for Narrowband-Internet of Things (NB-IoT), a secondary synchronization signal for the NB-IoT, a physical broadcast channel for the NB-IoT, and a system information block for the NB-IoT, and
the downlink anchor carrier is a carrier where the UE acquires the primary synchronization signal for the NB-IoT, the secondary synchronization signal for the NB-IoT, the physical broadcast channel for the NB-IoT, and the system information block for the NB-IoT.

US Pat. No. 10,973,047

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING VARIABLE BANDWIDTH

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for supporting a variable bandwidth in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, by a wireless device, a synchronization signal in a first bandwidth;
acquiring, based on the synchronization signal, a second bandwidth for a downlink (DL) channel; and
receiving, by the wireless device, the DL channel in the second bandwidth,
wherein the synchronization signal includes a primary synchronization signal (PSS) for acquiring time/frequency synchronization and a secondary synchronization signal (SSS) for detecting a physical cell identifier (PCI), and
wherein a sequence of the PSS varies depending on a size of the second bandwidth.

US Pat. No. 10,973,046

DOWNLINK SIGNAL RECEPTION METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT, AND DOWNLINK SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD AND BASE STATION

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of receiving a downlink signal by a user equipment in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:detecting, in a frequency band, a physical broadcast channel (PBCH) based on a first subcarrier spacing defined for a frequency range to which the frequency band belongs; and
based on the PBCH carrying information on a second subcarrier spacing, receiving, in the frequency band, a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) based on the second subcarrier spacing, the PDSCH carrying system information,
wherein the PBCH carries information explicitly indicating a subcarrier spacing related to a Msg2 of a random access response and a Msg4 of a contention resolution for an initial access, and the subcarrier spacing for the Msg2 is identical to the subcarrier spacing for the Msg4.

US Pat. No. 10,973,044

DEFAULT SPATIAL RELATION FOR SRS/PUCCH

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication at a user equipment (UE), comprising:determining, for a component carrier (CC), an active transmission configuration indicator (TCI) state of at least one of a control resource set (CORESET) of a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) when the CORESET is configured on the CC or a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH);
determining, based on the determined active TCI state, a default beam on the CC for transmitting at least one of a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) or sounding reference signals (SRS), wherein when the CORESET is configured on the CC, the default beam for at least one of the PUCCH or the SRS is determined based on the determined active TCI state of the CORESET of the PDCCH, wherein when the CORESET is not configured on the CC, the default beam for at least one of the PUCCH or the SRS is determined based on the determined active TCI state of the PDSCH; and
transmitting at least one of the PUCCH or the SRS through the determined default beam on the CC.

US Pat. No. 10,973,040

DATA NOTIFICATION DURING A SERVICE REQUEST PROCEDURE

Ofinno, LLC, Reston, VA ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by an access and mobility management function (AMF) from one or more session management functions, one or more first messages indicating user plane connection activations for a plurality of packet data unit (PDU) sessions to deliver downlink user data to one or more wireless devices;
determining, by the AMF, a first time duration based on the user plane connection activations for the plurality of PDU sessions, wherein the first time duration indicates a delay between receiving a downlink data packet and notifying the AMF about user plane connection activation for the downlink data packet; and
sending, by the AMF to the one or more session management functions, one or more second messages to delay the sending of further user plane connection activations to the AMF, the one or more second messages indicating a value of the first time duration.

US Pat. No. 10,973,039

METHOD FOR DATA TRANSMISSION AND TERMINAL

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A method for data transmission, comprising:generating an acknowledgment message for indicating successful data reception in response to first downlink data received by a terminal;
transmitting the acknowledgment message via a preset channel resource, when a channel resource occupancy priority of the acknowledgment message is higher than a channel resource occupancy priority of second downlink data to be received by the terminal; and
setting the channel resource occupancy priority of the acknowledgment message to be higher than the channel resource occupancy priority of the second downlink data when at least one of the following occurs:
a downlink-data-receiving speed of the terminal is higher than an uplink-data-transmitting speed of the terminal;
a difference value between a downlink-data-receiving speed of the terminal and an uplink-data-transmitting speed of the terminal is greater than or equal to a first preset threshold;
an amount of downlink data received by the terminal during a preset time period is greater than or equal to a second preset threshold; or
an amount of uplink data transmitted by the terminal during a preset time period is less than or equal to a third preset threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,973,038

UCI TRANSMISSION FOR OVERLAPPING UPLINK RESOURCE ASSIGNMENTS WITH REPETITION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications by a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving scheduling to transmit on a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) in a first one or more slots associated with a first number of repetitions and scheduling to transmit on a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) in a second one or more slots associated with a second number of repetitions, wherein the scheduled PUSCH and PUCCH transmissions overlap in at least one slot;
determining, based at least in part on priority levels of the type of information associated with the UCI, to transmit uplink control information (UCI) on the PUCCH and drop the scheduled PUSCH transmission in only the at least one overlapping slot, wherein the priority levels comprise, in descending order of priority, ACK/NACK information, scheduling requests, a first type of channel state information (CSI), and a second type of CSI; and
transmitting the UCI in the second one or more slots in accordance with the determination.

US Pat. No. 10,973,037

QUALITY OF SERVICE BASED OR SUBSCRIBER PROFILE ID DATA TRAFFIC STEERING FOR 5G OR OTHER NEXT GENERATION WIRELESS NETWORK

1. A system, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
receiving data packets associated with a quality of service value, wherein the data packets are stored in a buffer and transmitted utilizing a first link, wherein the first link is not part of a data traffic steering;
determining whether a condition is satisfied that indicates a modification to a data routing schedule is required and whether a second link is available; and
in response to the determining indicating that the condition is satisfied and that the second link is available:
activating the data traffic steering for the first link and the second link, and
performing the modification of the data routing schedule comprising utilizing both the second link and the first link to transmit the data packets associated with the quality of service value.

US Pat. No. 10,973,035

SCHEDULING OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, performed by an access point, for scheduling transmission to a plurality of wireless communication devices, the method comprising:selecting respective modulation and coding schemes (MCS) for the wireless communication devices, wherein each selected MCS is associated with a corresponding power back-off;
sorting the wireless communication devices into two or more groups, wherein each group has a maximum size and wherein sorting comprises:
letting first wireless communication devices having the same first MCS and the same first power back-off belong to the same group, and
if the maximum size is not reached for the group, letting a second wireless communication device having a second MCS and a second power back-off belong to the same group, as the first wireless communication devices, if a grouping criterion is met,
wherein the grouping criterion is based on at least the first power back-off; and
scheduling each of the two or more groups of wireless communication devices on different transmission resources than used to schedule others of the two or more groups.

US Pat. No. 10,973,034

CONTROL RESOURCE SET MONITORING RULES BASED ON ACTIVE QUASI-CO-LOCATION ASSUMPTION CAPABILITIES OF A USER EQUIPMENT (UE)

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication at a user equipment (UE), comprising:identifying a configuration for a plurality of control resource sets, wherein the configuration for the plurality of control resource sets comprises an updated active quasi-co-location assumption for a control resource set of the plurality of control resource sets;
determining a priority order for monitoring the plurality of control resource sets, wherein the control resource set associated with the updated active quasi-co-location assumption corresponds to a highest priority of the priority order; and
monitoring for downlink transmissions in at least a subset of the plurality of control resource sets based at least in part on the priority order and a number of active quasi-co-location assumptions for the plurality of control resource sets exceeding a threshold number of active quasi-co-location assumptions for the UE based at least in part on the updated active quasi-co-location assumption.

US Pat. No. 10,973,032

PORTABLE MEASURING DEVICE

Ekahau Oy, Helsinki (FI)...

1. A portable measuring device which comprises at least:a casing,
one or more interfaces to detachably connect an external device to the portable measuring device,
a processor placed in the casing,
one or more antennas,
two simultaneously operating radios placed in the casing,
one or more power sources placed in the casing,
a spectrum analyzer in the casing, and
a power switch.

US Pat. No. 10,973,030

ASYMMETRIC BANDWIDTH SUPPORT AND DYNAMIC BANDWIDTH ADJUSTMENT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A base station, comprising:a radio; and
a processor coupled to the radio and configured to cause the base station to:
provide a cell according to a cellular system bandwidth;
establish a cellular communication link with a wireless device on the cell;
determine a largest maximum physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) bandwidth for the wireless device and a largest maximum physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) bandwidth for the wireless device, wherein said determining is based on one or more of a device category of the wireless device or a coverage enhancement mode, wherein at least one of the respective largest maximum bandwidths are equal to or greater than a narrowband bandwidth of 6 resource blocks;
receive information from the wireless device;
indicate, to the wireless device via an RRCConnectionReconfiguration message, at least one of an uplink bandwidth allocation for PUSCH operation for the wireless device or a downlink bandwidth allocation for PDSCH operation for the wireless device, wherein the RRCConnectionReconfiguration message is configured to cause the wireless device to operate in a mode according to the at least one of the downlink bandwidth allocation for PDSCH operation for the wireless device or the uplink bandwidth allocation for PUSCH operation for the wireless device, wherein the uplink bandwidth allocation for PUSCH operation for the wireless device is equal to or less than the largest maximum PUSCH bandwidth for the wireless device and the downlink bandwidth allocation for PUSCH operation for the wireless device is equal to or less than the largest maximum PDSCH bandwidth for the wireless device, wherein the at least one of the uplink bandwidth allocation for PUSCH operation for the wireless device or the downlink bandwidth allocation for PDSCH operation for the wireless device is based on the information from the wireless device, wherein the uplink bandwidth allocation for PUSCH operation for the wireless device and the downlink bandwidth allocation for PDSCH operation for the wireless device are different sizes;
indicate radio resources for PDSCH and PUSCH communications to the wireless device using a narrowband machine type communication (MTC)-Physical downlink control channel (MPDCCH), wherein the narrowband MPDCCH corresponds to a bandwidth of 6 resource blocks, wherein the radio resources for the PDSCH and PUSCH communications correspond to amounts of bandwidth that are less than or equal to the downlink bandwidth allocation for PDSCH operation for the wireless device and the uplink bandwidth allocation for PUSCH operation for the wireless device, respectively; and
perform PDSCH and PUSCH communications with the wireless device on the radio resources for PDSCH and PUSCH communications.

US Pat. No. 10,973,029

METHOD, DEVICE AND TERMINAL FOR PERFORMING FEEDBACK USING AN UPLINK REQUEST RESOURCE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

6. An uplink control information sending method, the method comprising:receiving, by a terminal, physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) channel resource configuration information, wherein the PUCCH channel resource configuration information indicates a plurality of PUCCH channel resources;
determining, by the terminal, a first PUCCH channel resource based on the PUCCH channel resource configuration information; and
sending, by the terminal, the uplink control information using the first PUCCH channel resource, wherein the uplink control information comprises at least one of downlink data acknowledgement information, a downlink channel state information, a scheduling request, or buffer state information,
wherein the PUCCH channel resource configuration information indicates to update, to a second PUCCH channel resource, from the first PUCCH channel resource used to feed back the uplink control information, and wherein a time of feeding back the uplink control information using the second PUCCH channel resource is within a feedback time range.

US Pat. No. 10,973,028

INTELLIGENT BAND SELECTION FOR WIRELESS ACCESS POINT

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. An access system for a wireless local area network, the system comprising:one or more processors; and
a machine-readable medium comprising instructions stored therein, which when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations comprising:
initiating operation in a first frequency band of a plurality of frequency bands of the wireless local area network to provide one or more wireless client devices of the wireless local area network with access to a wireless wide area network;
processing one or more association requests received in the first frequency band to identify one or more associated wireless client devices of the one or more wireless client devices;
determining whether each of the one or more associated wireless client devices supports a second frequency band of the plurality of frequency bands, the second frequency band having a different frequency than the first frequency band, wherein determining whether each of the one or more associated wireless client devices supports the second frequency band comprises determining whether the one or more associated wireless client devices previously associated to the access system and operated in the second frequency band while associated to the access system; and
sending a request to the one or more associated wireless client devices to transition from the first frequency band to the second frequency band based on determining that each of the one or more associated wireless client devices supports the second frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,973,023

TERMINAL AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A terminal comprising:a receiver that receives a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH);
a transmitter that transmits retransmission control information (Hybrid Automatic Repeat reQuest-Acknowledgement: HARQ-ACK) for the PDSCH based on second processing capability; and
a processor that, when a number of resource blocks for the PDSCH exceeds a number, controls to provide the HARQ-ACK based on first processing capability that is different from the second processing capability.

US Pat. No. 10,973,022

MITIGATING INTER-CELL INTERFERENCE VIA GUARD PERIOD ADJUSTMENT

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for mitigating interference between access nodes in a wireless network, the method comprising:determining a first interference caused within a first uplink portion of a first special subframe of a first access node by a first downlink signal transmitted from a second access node, wherein the first uplink portion comprises a signal transmitted from a wireless device in a coverage area of the first access node;
determining, based on the first interference caused to the first uplink portion, that a second downlink signal transmitted from the first access node can cause a second interference to a second uplink portion of a second special subframe of the second access node;
obtaining a distance between the first and second access nodes; and
selecting a format of special subframes utilized by the first access node based on the distance, wherein special subframes of the selected format comprise a guard period between uplink pilot time slots and downlink pilot time slots of a duration sufficient to minimize the second interference,
wherein adjusting the guard period comprises switching from a first special subframe format to a second special subframe format with a longer guard period.

US Pat. No. 10,973,020

SIGNAL SCRAMBLING METHOD AND APPARATUS, AND SIGNAL DESCRAMBLING METHOD AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A sequence generating method, comprising:determining, by a communications apparatus, an initial value used for generating a sequence based on a first terminal identity and a time unit number corresponding to a subcarrier spacing configuration parameter, wherein the time unit number comprises a slot number in a radio frame, and values of the subcarrier spacing configuration parameter correspond to quantities of slots in a radio frame, and the first terminal identity is one identity, that is indicated by a network device, of at least two terminal identities configured by the network device; and
generating, by the communications apparatus, the sequence based on the initial value used for generating the sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,973,017

EXTENDING PHYSICAL DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNELS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for monitoring a downlink control channel in order to enable communication over a plurality of cells in a communication system, the method comprising:identifying a common search space on a first cell among the first cell and a second cell, wherein a paging is associated with the common search space on only the first cell;
identifying a dedicated search space for the first cell and a dedicated search space for the second cell; and
monitoring the downlink control channel based on at least one of the common search space on the first cell, the dedicated search space for the first cell and the dedicated search space for the second cell,
wherein control channel information associated with the common search space is configured based on a broadcast signaling.

US Pat. No. 10,973,016

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

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for receiving downlink control information (DCI) in a communication system, the method comprising:identifying an initial bandwidth part based on a master information block received on a physical broadcast channel, wherein the initial bandwidth part is identified based on a control resource set for a system information block indicated by the master information block;
receiving resource allocation information of type 1 indicating an allocated resource, on DCI of DCI format 1_0;
identifying a starting resource block of the allocated resource associated with an active bandwidth part, wherein a starting resource block associated with the initial bandwidth part is based on the starting resource block of the allocated resource associated with the active bandwidth part and a scaling factor determined based on a size of the initial bandwidth part and a size of the active bandwidth part, in case that a size for the DCI of DCI format 1_0 in a user equipment (UE) specific search space (USS) is derived from the size of the initial bandwidth part and the DCI of DCI format 1_0 is applied to the active bandwidth part; and
identifying a length of contiguously allocated resource blocks of the allocated resource associated with the active bandwidth part, wherein a length contiguously allocated resource blocks associated with the initial bandwidth part is based on the length of contiguously allocated resource blocks of the allocated resource associated with the active bandwidth part and the scaling factor, in case that the size for the DCI of DCI format 1_0 in the USS is derived from the size of the initial bandwidth part and the DCI of DCI format 1_0 is applied to the active bandwidth part.

US Pat. No. 10,973,014

FULL BANDWIDTH UPLINK TRANSMISSION FOR UNLICENSED NARROWBAND INTERNET OF THINGS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

9. An apparatus to be implemented in a MulteFire (MF) Narrowband (NB)-Internet of Things (IoT) user equipment (UE), the apparatus comprising:interface circuitry; and
baseband circuitry coupled with the interface circuitry, the baseband circuitry to:
detect a Narrowband Physical Downlink Shared Channel (NPDSCH) transmission ending in an NB-IoT downlink (DL) subframe n for which acknowledgement or negative acknowledgement (ACK/NACK) data is to be provided, wherein n is a number,
generate a Narrowband Physical Uplink Shared Channel (NPUSCH) format 2 message to include ACK/NACK data based on receipt of the NPDSCH transmission, and
control transmission of the NPUSCH format 2 message over an NPUSCH at an end of k?0?1 uplink (UL) subframes following an end of n+12 MF NB-IoT subframes in N consecutive NB-IoT UL slots, wherein N is a number, and k?0, is a number, and wherein the ACK data indicates a successful decoding of the NPDSCH transmission and the NACK data indicates an unsuccessful decoding of the NPDSCH transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,973,013

USER EQUIPMENTS, BASE STATIONS AND METHODS

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A user equipment (UE) comprising:a higher layer processor configured to acquire a first radio resource control (RRC) configuration including first information for indicating a control resource set (CORESET), to acquire a second RRC configuration including second information for indicating one or more search space sets, and to acquire a third RRC configuration including third information for indicating a resource set for physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) rate matching, the resource set not available for the PDSCH;
physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) receiving circuitry configured to monitor a PDCCH; and
PDSCH receiving circuitry configured to receive the PDSCH in accordance with the resource set, upon a detection of an indication to apply the resource set in a regular downlink control information (DCI) format in a UE-specific search space (USS) in the PDCCH and configured to receive the PDSCH in accordance with the resource set upon a detection of a fallback DCI format in a common search space (CSS) in the PDCCH;
wherein:
the first information indicates a frequency domain resource allocation of the CORESET and a time domain duration of the CORESET,
the second information indicates a monitoring periodicity and offset of each of the one or more search space sets, the one or more search space sets associated with the CORESET,
the third information indicates a CORESET identifier (ID) associated with the CORESET,
the resource set is determined by at least the frequency domain resource allocation of the CORESET determined by the identity, the time domain duration of the CORESET determined by the identity, and the monitoring periodicity and offset of each of the one or more search space sets,
a subcarrier spacing of the resource set is determined based on a subcarrier spacing of the CORESET,
the regular DCI format includes a DCI field that indicates whether to apply the resource set,
the fallback DCI format does not include the DCI field,
the DCI field is linked to the third RRC configuration, and
the DCI field includes a bit linked to the resource set.

US Pat. No. 10,973,008

WIRELESS DEVICE PREFERRED BANDWIDTH PART CONFIGURATION AND DUTY CYCLE INDICATION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A wireless device, comprising:an antenna;
a radio coupled to the antenna; and
a processor coupled to the radio;
wherein the wireless device is configured to:
establish a radio resource control (RRC) connection with a cellular base station according to a first radio access technology (RAT);
transmit an indication a preferred bandwidth part configuration for the RRC connection to the cellular base station, wherein the indication of the preferred bandwidth part configuration is for active component carriers configured for the wireless device by the cellular base station, wherein at least one active component carrier configured for the wireless device includes a plurality of bandwidth parts; and
receive an indication of a bandwidth part configuration selected for the RRC connection from the cellular base station.

US Pat. No. 10,973,005

METHODS AND RELATED DEVICES FOR RESOURCE ALLOCATION

HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTR...

1. A wireless communication device applicable in a base station, the wireless communication device comprising:one or more non-transitory computer-readable media having computer-executable instructions embodied thereon; and
at least one processor coupled to the one or more non-transitory computer-readable media, and configured to execute the computer-executable instructions to:
acquire first information from the base station and a Remote Radio Head (RRH) unit connected to the base station, wherein the first information indicating an amount of available wireless resource, wherein the wireless resource comprises carriers, resource blocks, and a right to access a medium;
acquire second information from the base station, wherein the second information indicating an amount of available computing resource, wherein the computing resource is presented by metric parameters comprise processor loading, processor utilization and memory state; and
determine whether the amount of available wireless resource and the amount of available computing resource is sufficient to meet a requirement of performing a wireless transmission according to the first information and the second information; and
allocate the amount of available wireless resource and the amount of available computing resource for a transmission mode of a wireless transmission based on the first and the second information when the amount of available wireless resource and the amount of available computing resource is sufficient to meet the requirement of performing the wireless transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,973,003

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COVERAGE ENHANCEMENTS OF BROADCAST CHANNELS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method, comprising:receiving a bitmap, wherein
the bitmap has a size equal to a size of a set of time resources for broadcast signaling in a first cell over a first bandwidth (BW), and
each element of the bitmap indicates presence or absence of the broadcast signaling in the first cell in a corresponding time resource; and
receiving a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) in a time resource from the set of time resources and over a second BW that includes part of the first BW, wherein the PDSCH reception
includes the part of the first BW in the time resource when the bitmap indicates absence of the broadcast signaling in the time resource, and
excludes the part of the first BW in the time resource when the bitmap indicates presence for the broadcast signaling in the time resource.

US Pat. No. 10,973,001

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR OPTIMIZING PAGING MECHANISMS USING DEVICE CONTEXT INFORMATION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An integrated circuit, comprising:circuitry configured to send paging information to a further device via a paging channel of a selected resource;
circuitry configured to send a paging agreement to the further device via the paging channel of the selected resource; and
circuitry configured to refresh the paging agreement, wherein the paging agreement is refreshed using a periodic refresh message.

US Pat. No. 10,973,000

MESSAGE SENDING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A message sending method, comprising:receiving, by a distributed node (DU), a Radio Resource Control (RRC) message and indication information from a central node (CU), wherein the indication information is external to the RRC message, and wherein the indication information comprises a signaling radio bearer (SRB) identifier that indicates an SRB type of the RRC message and a terminal identifier that indicates a terminal for the RRC message, wherein the RRC message and the indication information are carried in a Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) layer message over an interface of the CU and DU, and wherein the CU comprises a Radio Resource Control (RRC) layer and a Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) layer, and the DU comprises a Radio Link Control (RLC) layer, a Media Access Control layer and physical layer; and
sending, by the DU, the RRC message based on the SRB identifier and the terminal identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,972,999

METHOD FOR DETERMINING PAGING AREA, ACCESS NETWORK NODE AND CORE NETWORK NODE

CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMM...

1. A method for determining a paging area for use in an access network node, comprising:acquiring indication information indicating the allocation of the paging area for a User Equipment (UE);
determining the paging area for the UE in accordance with the indication information; and
notifying the UE of the paging area,
wherein the acquiring the indication information indicating the allocation of the paging area for the UE comprises receiving the indication information indicating the allocation of the paging area for the UE which is transmitted after the UE has moved beyond a current paging area;
wherein the determining the paging area for the UE in accordance with the indication information comprises:
determining whether the UE is allowed to be in the RRC inactive state; and
when the UE is allowed to be in the RRC inactive state, determining the paging area for the UE;
wherein the determining whether the UE is allowed to be in the RRC inactive state comprises:
acquiring the information about the area in which the UE is allowed to be in the RRC inactive state in accordance with the indication information; and
determining whether the UE is allowed to be in the RRC inactive state in accordance with the information about the area in which the UE is allowed to be in the RRC inactive state,
wherein the acquiring the information about the area in which the UE is allowed to be in the RRC inactive state in accordance with the indication information comprises:
transmitting a request to a first access network node so as to acquire the information about the area in which the UE is allowed to be in the RRC inactive state; or
transmitting a request to the core network node so as to acquire the information about the area in which the UE is allowed to be in the RRC inactive state.

US Pat. No. 10,972,997

HYBRID TIME DIVISION MULTIPLE ACCESS (TDMA) AND CARRIER SENSE MULTIPLE ACCESS (CSMA) FOR INTERFERENCE AVOIDANCE METHOD THEREFOR

BENCHMARK ELECTRONICS, IN...

1. A method for interference avoidance when transmitting a message in a wireless system comprising:dividing a frame into a plurality of time slots, wherein a first plurality of time slots allocated as Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) time slots and a second plurality of time slots allocated as contention slots;
transmitting the message in a designated TDMA time slot by a corresponding wireless node assigned to the designated TDMA time slot if the designated TDMA time slot is idle;
relabeling a contention slot as the designated TDMA time slot for the corresponding wireless node when the designated TDMA time slot for the corresponding wireless node remains busy;
relabeling the designated TDMA time slot as the contention slot; and
transmitting the message in the contention slot relabeled as the designated TDMA time slot for the corresponding wireless node.

US Pat. No. 10,972,995

SERVICE LAYER REGISTRATION

Convida Wireless, LLC, W...

8. A method for service layer registration, the method comprising:sending, by a first application of a device, a first message comprising a registration request for a first service of a service layer to a first registrar entity, the service layer providing service capabilities accessible to different machine-to-machine applications and systems via an open interface;
receiving a second message that is responsive to the first message, the second message comprising a first list of one or more identifiers of one or more services granted by the first registrar entity for the first application;
sending, by the first application, a fourth message comprising a registration request for a second service of the service layer to a second registrar entity; and
receiving a fifth message that is responsive to the fourth message, the fifth message comprising a second list of one or more identifiers of one or more services granted by the second registrar entity for the first application, wherein the first application is simultaneously registered with the first registrar entity and the second registrar entity.

US Pat. No. 10,972,988

TIMING ADVANCE ENHANCEMENTS FOR CELLULAR COMMUNICATIONS

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method comprising:transmitting, from a network, an indication permitting devices to operate in a stationary mode; and
in response to transmitting the indication, receiving, from a device, a first message indicating an initial access by the device to transmit uplink data to the network, wherein the first message comprises uplink data transmitted from the device, and the device has not performed a random access transmission associated with the initial access prior to sending the first message, wherein the first message is transmitted from the device using a valid timing advance (TA) value stored at the device, and the TA value is determined to be valid based on whether a pre-determined time interval has elapsed since the TA value was stored or since the stored TA value has been used for a last successful data transfer.

US Pat. No. 10,972,986

METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT FOR ALLOCATING UPLINK POWER IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for controlling power by a user equipment (UE) in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:identifying a total UE transmit power for uplink transmissions in a transmission occasion;
identifying whether the total UE transmit power exceeds a configured maximum output power of the UE in the transmission occasion; and
in case that the total UE transmit power exceeds the configured maximum output power of the UE, adjusting the total UE transmit power by allocating transmit powers to the uplink transmissions according to priorities of the uplink transmissions,
wherein, for operation with first and second uplink carriers, the UE prioritizes power allocation for transmissions on one of the first uplink carrier or the second uplink carrier where the UE is configured to transmit a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH).

US Pat. No. 10,971,059

DISPLAY DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A display device comprising:a display panel divided into n regions along a horizontal viewing direction, wherein n is a positive integer and n?2;
a detection unit configured to detect a viewing angle corresponding to each of the n regions, the viewing angle being an angle between a sight line of a human eye and the display panel, wherein the detection unit comprises m bending degree detection subunits configured to detect a bending degree of the display panel in the region, wherein m is a positive integer and m?n, wherein if m is greater than n, a region having a larger bending degree among the n regions is provided with at least two said bending degree detection subunits, and wherein each of the m bending degree detection subunits comprises a curvature sensor; and
a control unit configured to adjust, based on the viewing angle, at least one of:
a grayscale voltage value of a region of the display panel corresponding to the viewing angle; and
a brightness of a part of a backlight of the display panel corresponding to the region corresponding to the viewing angle, wherein the viewing angle is represented by at least one of the following parameters:
a distance from a viewing position to each of the n regions of the display panel; and
the bending degree of the display panel in each of the n regions.

US Pat. No. 10,970,529

VEHICLE IMAGING SYSTEM, VEHICLE IMAGING METHOD AND DEVICE, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A vehicle window detection system comprising:a displacement sensor configured to emit a laser beam into a roadway space, and receive a reflected beam reflected by the vehicle present in the roadway space; and
one or more processors that are configured to:
utilize the displacement sensor to measure a first distance from the displacement sensor to a first reflection point where the laser beam is reflected by a body of the vehicle without being transmitted through a window of the vehicle and measure a second distance from the displacement sensor to a second reflection point where the laser beam is transmitted through the window of the vehicle and is reflected by an interior of the vehicle;
obtain a first horizontal distance from a position of the displacement sensor to a position of the first reflection point in the horizontal direction based on the first distance, and a second horizontal distance from the position of the displacement sensor to a position of the second reflection point in the horizontal direction based on the second distance; and
detect a window of the vehicle based on a comparison between the first horizontal distance and the second horizontal distance,
wherein the one or more processors is further configured to, prior to detecting the window of the vehicle, detect the vehicle is present in the roadway space based on a change in a vertical distance from the position of the displacement sensor in a vertical direction to a position of the reflection point in the vertical direction between the first reflection point and the second reflection point, and detect the window of the vehicle after the vehicle has been detected.

US Pat. No. 10,969,283

SENSING TEXTILE

SAINT-GOBAIN ADFORS CANAD...

1. A sensing textile comprising:at least one assembly of optical fiber filaments, wherein the sensing textile has a main direction and a cross direction, and wherein the at least one assembly of optical fiber filaments is oriented at any angle measured relative to the cross direction, wherein the at least one assembly of optical fiber filaments measures a change in a value along a length of the optical fiber filament and along a cross-section, a surface, or combination thereof of a structure adjacent to the sensing textile, the change in the value corresponding to an environmental change comprising strain, temperature, or combination thereof along the cross-section, the surface, or combination thereof of the structure, wherein the sensing textile is a flexible fabric having a width of at least 0.25 meters.

US Pat. No. 10,968,606

YAW ESTIMATION

Caterpillar Trimble Contr...

1. A method for estimating yaw of a dozer blade coupled to a dozer by a c-frame, wherein the dozer blade is rotatable to change the yaw of the dozer blade relative to the c-frame, the method comprising:receiving an estimated pitch and roll of the dozer blade;
receiving an estimated pitch and roll of the c-frame;
moving the c-frame to simultaneously rotate an inertial measurement unit (IMU) coupled to the dozer blade and an IMU coupled to the c-frame, wherein measurement axes of the IMU coupled to the dozer blade and measurement axes of the IMU coupled to the c-frame are approximately aligned;
receiving gyro signals of the IMU coupled to the dozer blade, wherein at least some of the gyro signals of the IMU coupled to the dozer blade include signals obtained while the c-frame is moving and the yaw of the dozer blade is substantially static;
receiving gyro signals of the IMU coupled to the c-frame, wherein at least some of the gyro signals of the IMU coupled to the c-frame include signals obtained while the c-frame is moving;
reducing effects of the estimated pitch and roll of the dozer blade on the gyro signals of the IMU coupled to the dozer blade to provide corrected dozer blade gyro signals;
reducing effects of the estimated pitch and roll of the c-frame on the gyro signals of the IMU coupled to the c-frame to provide corrected c-frame gyro signals; and
estimating the yaw of the dozer blade relative to the c-frame based on the corrected dozer blade gyro signals and the corrected c-frame gyro signals;
wherein the gyro signals of the IMU coupled to the dozer blade and the gyro signals of the IMU coupled to the c-frame provide information on angular velocity of the dozer blade and angular velocity of the c-frame, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,967,752

AUTONOMOUS MOBILE DEVICE AND WIRELESS CHARGING SYSTEM THEREOF

Positec Power Tools (Suzh...

1. An autonomous moving device wireless charging system, comprising an autonomous moving device and a wireless charging station, wherein:the wireless charging station comprises a wireless charging transmitting end; and
the autonomous moving device comprises:
a wireless charging receiving end, wherein the wireless charging transmitting end wirelessly transmits a charging signal to the wireless charging receiving end to transmit electric energy;
a charging battery, electrically connected to the wireless charging receiving end, to receive the electric energy transmitted from the wireless charging receiving end;
a wireless charging locating module, wherein the wireless charging locating module determines whether the autonomous moving device is at a charging location;
a driving module, driving the autonomous moving device to move;
a control module, connected to the wireless charging locating module and driving module, and when the wireless charging locating module determines that the autonomous moving device is at the charging location, controlling the driving module, to make the autonomous moving device dock at the charging location;
wherein the autonomous moving device further comprises a receiving and processing circuit, and the receiving and processing circuit is in communication connection with the wireless charging receiving end and is configured to: detect the energy received by the wireless charging receiving end, and when detecting that the energy is greater than a first threshold, output a second electrical signal; otherwise, not output the second electrical signal; and
the control module is in communication connection with the wireless charging receiving end and is in communication connection with the receiving and processing circuit, and the control module detects a first electrical signal of the charging receiving end, and is configured to: receive the second electrical signal, when detecting the first electrical signal and the second electrical signal is not detected, determine, by means of comparison, whether the first electrical signal is greater than a second threshold, and if the first electrical signal is greater than the second threshold and the second electrical signal is not detected within a time T, control the autonomous moving device to move in a direction distant from the wireless charging station, and then dock the wireless charging receiving end to the wireless charging transmitting end again.

US Pat. No. 10,967,533

SHAVING SYSTEMS

SHAVELOGIC, INC., Dallas...

1. A replaceable shaving assembly comprising:a blade unit having a longitudinal axis;
an interface element configured to removeably connect the blade unit to a handle, on which the blade unit is pivotably mounted, the interface element including an elastomeric return element in the form of one or more fingers extending from the interface element in a direction generally perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the blade unit, the return element being configured to provide a return force between the blade unit and the handle; and
one or more support features located on the blade unit that act as a stop for a distal end of the return element;
wherein the angle of the blade unit with respect to the handle ranges from 15 degrees while the blade unit is at rest to 105 degrees while the blade unit is fully angled during shaving, and the interaction of the support feature(s) with the return element provides a return force between the blade unit and the handle throughout the range of the angle of the blade unit with respect to the handle.

US Pat. No. 10,967,531

RAZOR CARTRIDGE GUARDS

SHAVELOGIC, INC., Dallas...

1. A device comprising:a housing,
one or more blades disposed in the housing, the blades having edges that define a blade plane, and
an elastomeric guard member disposed on the housing and positioned to contact the skin prior to the blades, the guard member comprising a plurality of fins that are arcs of concentric circles, the fins extending upward from a planar top surface of a common base to a tip, and a linear elastomeric guard bar that extends upward from the planar top surface to a height that is lower than that of at least one of the plurality of fins
wherein the plurality of fins are in the form of elongated, thin flat members, each fin extends the major part of the length of the guard member, the plurality of fins comprise a first skin engaging fin (20a) having a top surface that is lower than the blade plane, and the height from base to tip of each fin increases with increasing proximity of the fins to the one or more blades, with at least one fin being higher than the blade plane.

US Pat. No. 10,966,703

ALL-SUTURE SUTURE ANCHOR SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Cayenne Medical, Inc., S...

1. A method of anchoring an anchor in a bone tunnel, comprising:delivering an anchor into a bone tunnel through an opening in an outer surface of a bone with at least a first tensioning suture coupled to the anchor extending back through the bone tunnel and out of the opening in the outer surface of the bone, wherein said delivering includes advancing a leading end of a delivery shaft that is engaged with the anchor through the opening in the outer surface of the bone to a first location in the bone tunnel; and
withdrawing the delivery shaft from the bone tunnel after said delivering, wherein a first stage of said withdrawing includes the leading end of the delivery shaft moving back through the bone tunnel from the first location in the bone tunnel to a second location in the bone tunnel without tension being applied to the first tensioning suture, and wherein a second stage of said withdrawing includes the leading end of the delivery shaft moving back through the bone tunnel from the second location in the bone tunnel to a third location in the bone tunnel such that tension is applied to the first tensioning suture to pull the anchor a distance back through the bone tunnel and cause a lateral dimension of the anchor to expand in the bone tunnel for anchoring the anchor in the bone tunnel, and wherein a third stage of said withdrawing includes the leading end of the delivery shaft moving back through the bone tunnel from the third location in the bone tunnel to a fourth location in the bone tunnel which releases tension from the first tensioning suture.

US Pat. No. 10,973,131

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS

International Business Ma...

1. A method of forming a stub-less via, comprising:depositing a plurality of microcapsules containing a metal material in a via of a printed circuit board (PCB);
rupturing the microcapsules and releasing the metal material; and
sintering the released metal material.

US Pat. No. 10,973,129

APPLICATION OF ELECTRICAL CONDUCTORS OF A SOLAR CELL

Lumet Technologies Ltd., ...

1. A method of applying a pattern of electrical conductors to a substrate formed by a surface of a solar cell, which method comprises:a) providing a continuous flexible membrane comprising a formable thermoplastic polymer capable of being cast and/or embossed and being conformable to the surface of the substrate, wherein a first surface of the membrane has a pattern of grooves cast therein, and/or embossed therein by advancing the membrane between a die roller and a counter die, the die roller having protruding rules complementary to the pattern of grooves to be formed on the membrane, the pattern corresponding at least partially to a desired pattern of electrical conductors to be applied to the substrate;
b) loading into the grooves of the first surface of the membrane a composition that includes, as composition components, electrically conductive particles and an adhesive, said loading being performed in one or more filling cycle(s) such that on completion of loading the composition substantially fills the grooves, level with the first surface of the membrane, and parts of the first surface between the grooves are substantially devoid of the composition;
c) bringing the first surface of the membrane into contact with the substrate;
d) applying pressure to the membrane to cause the composition loaded into the grooves in the first surface of the membrane to adhere to the substrate;
e) separating the membrane from the substrate to transfer the composition from the grooves in the first surface of the membrane to the substrate; and
f) applying sufficient energy to sinter the electrically conductive particles and to render electrically conductive the pattern of composition transferred to the substrate from the grooves;
wherein at least a portion of the electrical conductors applied thereby have a tapering cross section profile having a base width WB and a height h, such that a dimensionless aspect ratio ASP between the height and the base width (ASP=h/WB) of the profile is within a range of 5:1 to 1:5.

US Pat. No. 10,973,121

BACKLIGHT GOLDEN FINGER STRUCTURE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A backlight golden finger structure, comprising:a plurality of golden finger bodies, a first end of each of the plurality of golden finger bodies being configured to be connected with a backlight flexible circuit board, and a second end of each of the plurality of golden finger bodies being overhung and configured to be connected with a display panel flexible circuit board at a first surface of each of the plurality of golden finger bodies; and
a first covering film disposed on the first surface of each of the plurality of golden finger bodies, an edge of the first covering film adjacent to the overhung second end of the golden finger body being in a curved shape,
wherein a second covering film is provided on a second surface of each golden finger body facing away from the first surface, and an edge of the second covering film adjacent to the overhung end of the golden finger body is in a curved shape,
wherein a pattern of an orthographic projection of the edge of the first covering film adjacent to the overhung end of the golden finger body onto the display panel flexible circuit board does not intersect a pattern of an orthographic projection of the edge of the second covering film adjacent to the overhung end of the golden finger body onto the display panel flexible circuit board, and
wherein the edge of the first covering film adjacent to the overhung end of the golden finger body is closer to the overhung end of the golden finger body than the edge of the second covering film adjacent to the overhung end of the golden finger body.

US Pat. No. 10,973,112

CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM DEVICE

HITACHI HIGH-TECH CORPORA...

1. A charged particle beam device comprising:a charged particle source;
an extraction electrode configured to extract a charged particle from the charged particle source;
an extraction-electrode power source configured to apply a voltage to the extraction electrode;
an acceleration electrode configured to accelerate the charged particle;
an acceleration power source configured to apply a voltage to the acceleration electrode;
a diode and a resistor connected in series between a middle stage of the acceleration power source and an output side of the extraction-electrode power source;
a power source control unit configured to control the acceleration power source and the extraction-electrode power source; and
an extraction-electrode power source node switch configured to disconnect the extraction-electrode power source from a circuit, wherein
the power source control unit turns off the extraction-electrode power source node switch when a generation of an abnormality in the extraction-electrode power source is detected,
the extraction-electrode power source voltage detection unit is configured to detect a voltage of the extraction-electrode power source, and
the power source control unit detects the generation of the abnormality in the extraction-electrode power source using the voltage detected by the extraction-electrode power source voltage detection unit.

US Pat. No. 10,973,106

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF DIRECTING A LIGHTING FIXTURE IN A VENUE

Electronic Theatre Contro...

1. A method of directing a lighting fixture in a venue, the method comprising:pairing a user device with a three-dimensional model space that represents a physical space of the venue;
indicating, with the user device, a lighting beam destination in the physical space of the venue using a position and an orientation of the user device in the physical space of the venue;
converting, with an electronic processor, the indicated lighting beam destination into coordinates in the three-dimensional model space;
determining, with the electronic processor, a lighting fixture orientation value to direct a lighting beam of the lighting fixture to the lighting beam destination in the physical space of the venue based on the coordinates of the lighting beam destination in the three-dimensional model space; and
controlling, with the electronic processor, actuation of a motor associated with the lighting fixture to move the lighting fixture to a lighting fixture orientation in the physical space of the venue based on the lighting fixture orientation value.

US Pat. No. 10,973,105

LIGHTING DEVICE WITH CONTROL OF POWER FLOW DIRECTION

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A lighting device, comprising:a light source configured to be driven by electrical power;
a power interface for energy transfer with an external electrically driven device that can be is connected to the power interface;
an energy-storage unit configured to receive electrical power via the power interface, to store the received electrical power as electrical energy, and to deliver the stored electrical energy to the light source as the electrical power, and to allow, when the external electrically driven device is connected to the power interface such that the power interface is in a connected state, an energy-transfer operation between the energy-storage unit and an external second energy-storage unit of the external electrically driven device in a controllable energy-transfer direction via the power interface; and
a control unit configured to:
determine if the power interface is in the connected state;
determine a current light-output state of the lighting device; wherein the current light-output state of the lighting device is an operational state of the light source of the lighting device; and
control, in the connected state, the energy-transfer direction of the energy-transfer operation in dependence on the current light-output state of the lighting device.

US Pat. No. 10,973,104

INTELLIGENT LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM DETECTION APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

Racepoint Energy, LLC, O...

1. A method for detecting, the method comprising:receiving a plurality of current sensor measurements at a server system, the plurality of current sensor measurements received from a lighting control system communicably coupled to the server system and remote from the lighting control system, the plurality of current sensor measurements including at least two shot sample measurements and at least two steady state sample measurements obtained from a luminaire electrically connected to the lighting control system and a light bulb electrically connected to the luminaire, the at least two steady state sample measurements respectively including a first measurement of a current profile over a period of at least 2 seconds with the luminaire and the light bulb connected to the luminaire powered at full power, the at least two shot sample measurements respectively including a second measurement of the current profile when the luminaire is switched on and switched back off via the lighting control system;
measuring how close each of the respective current sensor measurements is to one of a plurality of model current curves via dynamic time warping; and
determining at least one of a luminaire type and a light bulb type of the luminaire and the light bulb connected to the lighting control system based on the measurements.

US Pat. No. 10,973,101

DRIVER FOR LED DEVICE AND LED SYSTEM

CURRENT LIGHTING SOLUTION...

1. A single-stage driver for an LED device, configured to be coupled between a power supply and the LED device, the driver comprising:a rectifier, configured to be coupled to the power supply and convert an alternating voltage from the power supply into a first direct voltage;
a DC-to-DC converter, coupled between the rectifier and the LED device and configured to receive the first direct voltage and provide a constant current to the LED device, the DC-to-DC converter comprising at least two switches, wherein the at least two switches comprises a first switch, a second switch and a third switch, wherein the DC-to-DC converter further comprises an inductor, a first diode, a second diode, a third diode and a first capacitor; the power supply is configured to charge the inductor via the first, second and third switches when the first, second and third switches are on; the inductor is configured to discharge via the first diode, the first capacitor, the third diode and the second diode when the first, second and third switches are off;
a resistor, configured to be coupled in series with the LED device; and
a controller, coupled between the resistor and the at least two switches and configured to keep the current through the LED device stable around a predetermined current value by controlling the at least two switches based on a voltage across the resistor, wherein the at least two switches are turned on or off synchronously.

US Pat. No. 10,973,090

INDUCTION HEATING POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS

NETUREN CO., LTD., Tokyo...

1. An induction heating power supply apparatus comprising:a smoothing section configured to smooth a pulsating current of DC power output from a DC power supply section; and
an inverter configured to convert the DC power smoothed by the smoothing section to AC power,
wherein the inverter includes a first bridge and a second bridge that are connected in parallel with each other,
wherein the smoothing section comprises a pair of bus bars connected to the inverter, at least one capacitor connected to the pair of bus bars, and at least one connection member,
wherein the at least one capacitor includes a first capacitor and a second capacitor and the at least one connection member includes a first connection member and a second connection member,
wherein each of the bus bars comprises an external surface extending in a current flow direction, the external surface including at least one flat face having a larger surface dimension than another face of the external surface in a direction perpendicular to the current flow direction,
wherein the pair of bus bars are arranged in a layered manner such that the flat faces of the pair of bus bars are opposed to each other and such that an insulator is sandwiched between the flat faces the pair of bus bars,
wherein the pair of bus bars are connected to the inverter through the first connection member and the second connection member, and
wherein the first capacitor is connected to the first bridge of the inverter through the pair of bus bars and the first connection member, and the second capacitor is connected to the second bridge of the inverter through the pair of bus bars and the second connection member.

US Pat. No. 10,973,074

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR BEARER STATE MISMATCH AVOIDANCE

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method by user equipment (UE) for avoiding bearer state mismatch, the method comprising:storing, by the UE, a passive context for use in resuming a connection with a Radio Access Network (RAN) node, the passive context comprising at least one radio bearer (RB) for use in resuming the connection with the RAN node,
while the UE is in an inactive state, locally deactivating, by the UE, the at least one RB associated with the passive context; and
signaling, to the RAN node, an indication that the at least one RB associated with the passive context and for use in resuming the connection with the RAN node was deactivated locally while in the inactive state.

US Pat. No. 10,973,067

BEARER SETUP METHOD, RELATED APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A first base station, comprising:a receiver configured to receive a first bearer setup request message initiated by user equipment (UE);
a transmitter configured to send a first tunnel endpoint to a core network device based on the first bearer setup request message, wherein the first tunnel endpoint comprises a first tunnel endpoint identifier (TEID) and a first transport layer address, the first tunnel endpoint is allocated by the first base station to indicate a destination of data transmitted in a downlink data transmission path of a first bearer;
wherein the receiver is further configured to receive a second tunnel endpoint from the core network device, wherein the second tunnel endpoint comprises a second TEID and a second transport layer address, the second tunnel endpoint is allocated by the core network device to indicate a destination of data transmitted in an uplink data transmission path of the first bearer; and
a processor configured to complete setup of the first bearer with the core network device for transmitting the uplink data and the downlink data, wherein the transmitter is further configured to send a radio resource control (RRC) connection setup complete message to a second base station to instruct the second base station to send an initial UE message to the core network device, wherein the RRC connection setup complete message and the initial UE message include the first tunnel endpoint.

US Pat. No. 10,973,065

COMMUNICATING VEHICULAR COMMUNICATION MESSAGES

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWO...

1. An apparatus, comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory including a computer program code, wherein the at least one memory and the computer program code are configured, with the at least one processor, to cause the apparatus to:
process cellular access messages in an access node of a cellular communication system according to a cellular communication protocol stack and to deliver the cellular access messages between a terminal device and a core network of the cellular communication system;
process broadcast vehicle-to-vehicle messages in the access node according to a sidelink communication protocol stack of vehicle-to-everything communications and to deliver the vehicle-to-vehicle messages between at least one vehicular terminal device and an application server via the sidelink communication protocol stack,
operate as an end-device for all sidelink communications with the at least vehicular terminal device below an application layer; and
receive a vehicle-to-vehicle message via a physical layer of the sidelink communication protocol stack, to extract all headers of the sidelink communication protocol stack from the received vehicle-to-vehicle message, thus extracting a payload of the received vehicle-to-vehicle message, to add a new header to the payload, and to transmit the payload with the new header to the application server.

US Pat. No. 10,973,060

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MANAGEMENT OF AN ASSOCIATION BETWEEN A USER AND A VEHICLE

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

13. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium containing executable computer program code, the code comprising instructions configured to cause a processor to:receive identification data corresponding to a user;
transmit the identification data to a server, wherein the identification data is compared to previously stored data in a memory of the server;
when the identification data matches previously stored data, transmit a notification to a mobile device of the user;
when the identification data does not match previously stored data, transmit a message based on the identification data, wherein the message prompts the user to complete a registration with the server;
establish an association between the user and a vehicle based on at least one of the notification and the registration,
wherein when the registration is complete, receiving a first token at the mobile device of the user and a second token at the vehicle,
when a connection between the user and the vehicle is established, transferring the first token to the vehicle from the mobile device or transferring the second token to the mobile device from the vehicle;
when both the first and second tokens are received by either the mobile device or the vehicle, transmitting both the first and second tokens by either the vehicle or the mobile device to the server; and
compare at the server the first and second tokens.

US Pat. No. 10,973,052

TRANSMISSION BETWEEN BASIC SERVICE SETS IN WIRELESS NETWORKS CONSIDERING SPATIAL REUSE

MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. L...

1. A method performed by a device in a wireless network, the method comprising:detecting a data unit at a first wireless device that is a member of a first basic service set (BSS) of the wireless network, the data unit sent on a channel from a second wireless device that is a member of a second overlapping basic service set (OBSS) of the wireless network;
the first wireless device ignoring the data unit after said detecting the data unit; and
the first wireless device obtaining a transmission opportunity comprising a time interval that begins after said detecting, wherein the first wireless device is permitted to transmit on the channel during the time interval of the transmission opportunity and wherein, during the time interval of the transmission opportunity, the first wireless device is prohibited from transmitting a frame to a wireless device that is a member of the OBSS.

US Pat. No. 10,973,051

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROTECTION OF MULTI-USER (MU) TRANSMISSIONS

INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDI...

11. A method, implemented in an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11 station (STA), the method comprising:detecting a trigger frame for an uplink (UL) multi-user (MU) transmission, wherein the trigger frame includes an indication that the trigger frame is a request for a bandwidth report and an identifier of at least one STA requested to respond to the trigger frame;
on a condition that an identifier associated with the IEEE 802.11 STA corresponds to the identifier of at least one STA requested to respond to the trigger frame, transmitting the bandwidth report in response to the trigger frame, wherein the bandwidth report includes channel availability information for a plurality of channels, the plurality of channels being a combination of 20 MHz sub-channels that make up a wider channel supported by an access point (AP); and
detecting data in a resource unit (RU) of a downlink (DL) MU physical layer (PHY) protocol data unit (PPDU) on at least one of the 20 MHz sub-channels.

US Pat. No. 10,973,050

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, RADIO TERMINAL, AND BASE STATION

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication control method used in a mobile communication system supporting uplink transmission using an unlicensed spectrum, comprising:selecting, by a base station, as a scheme of LBT (Listen-Before-Talk) that a radio terminal needs to apply, one of a first LBT scheme and a second LBT scheme with a shorter LBT time interval than the first LBT scheme;
transmitting, by the base station to the radio terminal, an uplink grant for scheduling a PUSCH transmission in a secondary cell, the uplink grant including information indicating the selected LBT scheme;
performing, by the radio terminal, LBT of the first LBT scheme before the uplink transmission, in response to reception of the uplink grant including the information indicating the first LBT scheme from the base station; and
performing, by the radio terminal, LBT of the second LBT scheme before the uplink transmission, in response to reception of the uplink grant including the information indicating the second LBT scheme from the base station, wherein
the uplink transmission includes a PUSCH transmission in a secondary cell employed in the unlicensed spectrum,
a condition, on which the base station selects the second LBT scheme as the scheme of the LBT that the radio terminal needs to apply, is that another radio terminal is performing the uplink transmission, and
the selecting by the base station comprises:
determining whether the another radio terminal is performing the uplink transmission;
determining whether to satisfy the condition in response to determining whether the another radio terminal is performing the uplink transmission;
selecting the first LBT scheme in response to determining not to satisfy the condition, and
selecting the second LBT scheme in response to determining to satisfy the condition.

US Pat. No. 10,973,048

RADIO-NETWORK NODE, WIRELESS DEVICE AND METHODS PERFORMED THEREIN

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a base station in a wireless communication network for handling a data transmission from a user equipment, the method comprising:scheduling one or more physical resources for carrying an uplink data transmission from the user equipment over a channel, and one or more physical resources for carrying a feedback transmission for a downlink data transmission from the base station, over the same channel;
transmitting a single control message to the user equipment, wherein the control message indicates the one or more physical resources scheduled for carrying the uplink data transmission and the one or more physical resources scheduled for carrying the feedback transmission over the same channel; and
reading feedback information received over the channel according to the scheduled feedback transmission, wherein:
the feedback information is mapped to the one or more physical resources scheduled for carrying the feedback transmission;
uplink data is rate matched around the one or more physical resources scheduled for carrying the feedback transmission; and
the feedback information is not punctured with the uplink data of the uplink data transmission over the same channel.

US Pat. No. 10,973,042

TERMINAL DEVICE, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A station (STA) that performs uplink multiple access communication, the STA comprising:a reception unit is configured to receive a frame including uplink multiple access connection information;
a first autonomous decentralized control unit is configured to reserve a wireless resource; and
a second autonomous decentralized control unit is configured to reserve a wireless resource after reception of a frame including the uplink multiple access connection information,
wherein the first autonomous decentralized control unit reserves the wireless resource when the frame including the uplink multiple access connection information is not received at the reception unit,
wherein the second autonomous decentralized control unit reserves the wireless resource when the frame including the uplink multiple access connection information is received at the reception unit, and
wherein the reception unit receives information instructing transmission permissible determination within the frame including the uplink multiple access connection information.

US Pat. No. 10,973,036

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An electronic equipment in a wireless communication system, comprising:processing circuitry configured to:
set, for a first user equipment served by the electronic equipment, information on a reference signal of a second user equipment being a candidate object for a Device-to-Device (D2D) communication of the first user equipment;
receive a measurement report from the first user equipment;
transmit switching information to notify the first and second user equipments to communicate with each other, when a communication object of the first user equipment is determined to be switched from a current communication object to the second user equipment based on the measurement report and information on a relative velocity between the first and second user equipment;
determine that the first user equipment is in a scenario in which a measured value of a D2D communication link quality between the first and second user equipments is lower than a threshold;
trigger a D2D communication link quality measurement between the first user equipment and a third user equipment among a plurality of user equipments;
determine to switch a D2D communication mode between the first and second user equipments to a D2D communication mode between the first and third user equipments based on the D2D communication link quality measurement between the first user equipment and the third user equipment;
determine whether the first user equipment is in a first scenario in which a system gain is improved when a D2D communication is performed between the first and second user equipments; and
initiate the setting of the configuration information when the first user equipment is in the first scenario,
wherein the communication mode is to be switched from a traditional cellular communication mode to the D2D communication mode when the first user equipment is in the first scenario and the measurement report indicates that a measured value of the quality of a D2D communication link between the first and second user equipments is greater than a first predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,973,033

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DATA TRANSMISSION AND RESOURCE SELECTION BY MEANS OF TERMINAL MEASUREMENT IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting a physical sidelink shared channel (PSSCH) by a device-to-device (D2D) user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a physical sidelink control channel (PSCCH) and the PSSCH which is transmitted in a resource area indicated by the PSCCH;
selecting a transmission resource after excluding the resource area in which the PSSCH has been transmitted, based on a measurement value of energy of the PSSCH being larger than a predetermined threshold; and
transmitting a D2D signal based on the selected transmission resource,
wherein the threshold has a different value based on at least one of the PSSCH being a retransmission or a redundancy version (RV) of the PSSCH, or whether the PSCCH and the PSSCH are received in a same subframe, and
wherein a threshold related to the PSSCH of an initial transmission is smaller than a threshold related to the PSSCH of a retransmission.

US Pat. No. 10,973,031

RESOURCE CONFIGURATION METHOD AND DEVICE, AND COMPUTER STORAGE MEDIUM

China Academy of Telecomm...

1. A resource configuration method, comprising:determining that a remaining minimum system information control resource set and an associated synchronization signal/physical broadcast channel block, SS/PBCH block, occupy a same beam in a frequency division multiplexing mode;
determining configuration parameters of the remaining minimum system information control resource set and the associated SS/PBCH block, wherein remaining minimum system information control resource sets associated with all SS/PBCH blocks in each SS/PBCH block burst set have same configuration parameters;
wherein the configuration parameters of the remaining minimum system information control resource set comprise one or any combination of:
a bandwidth occupied by the remaining minimum system information control resource set;
a frequency-domain position of the remaining minimum system information control resource set;
the number of continuous or discontinuous time-domain symbols occupied by the remaining minimum system information control resource set; or
a time-domain position of the remaining minimum system information control resource set;
wherein the time-domain position of the remaining minimum system information control resource set is a relative offset value with respect to the associated SS/PBCH block;
wherein a time-domain start position of the remaining minimum system information control resource set is aligned with a start symbol of the associated SS/PBCH block, or a time-domain end position of the remaining minimum system information control resource set is aligned with an end symbol of the associated SS/PBCH block.

US Pat. No. 10,973,027

DYNAMIC CARRIER MANAGEMENT AND NETWORK SLICING FOR INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT)

18. A non-transitory machine-readable medium, comprising executable instructions that, when executed by a processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:monitoring usage data indicative of usage of access network resources by user equipment that are coupled to network equipment;
based on an analysis of the usage data, determining spectrum allocation data that is employable to allocate respective carrier frequencies for specified types of the user equipment, wherein the specified types comprise a first specified type and at least a second specified type, wherein a first carrier frequency of the respective carrier frequencies is to be utilized by first user equipment that comprise the first specified type to communicate with the network equipment and a second carrier frequency of the respective carrier frequencies is to be utilized by second user equipment that comprise the second specified type to communicate with the network equipment;
reallocating spectrum from the first user equipment to the second user equipment based on a detected change in usage of spectrum resources by at least one of the first user equipment or the second user equipment;
facilitating a transmission of a message to the first user equipment, wherein the message comprises an instruction that instructs the first user equipment to utilize a specified carrier frequency of the respective carrier frequencies that corresponds to a category to which the first user equipment is determined to belong; and
directing, to an internet of things control center device associated, the spectrum allocation data that is employable to facilitate the transmission of the message from the internet of things control center device to the first user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,973,026

TRANSITIONING BETWEEN WIDEBAND AND NARROWBAND COMMUNICATIONS

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. An access point comprising:communication interfaces to communicate over a wideband channel and a narrowband channel;
at least one processor configured to:
receive, from a wireless device, an indication that the wireless device is to transition between a wideband communication and a narrowband communication; and
send, to the wireless device, a first rate set including a plurality of supported rates for communication between the access point and the wireless device over the wideband channel, and a second rate set including a plurality of supported rates for communication between the access point and the wireless device over the narrowband channel, the first rate set including a supported rate not included in the second rate set.

US Pat. No. 10,973,025

ENHANCED PUSCH IN UPLINK CARRIER AGGREGATION

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method comprising:in a wireless network comprising an aggregated uplink carrier for a carrier aggregation transmission, the aggregated uplink carrier comprising a plurality of separate, frequency-contiguous uplink component carriers in a wireless cell, a base station allocating bandwidth for User Equipment (UE) transmissions within the aggregated uplink carrier during an upcoming first Transmission Time Interval (TTI), wherein for the upcoming first TTI, the aggregated uplink carrier for the carrier aggregation transmission has an enhanced subframe format with an enhanced Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH) region that maps to a single continuous and undivided frequency range that extends across one or more frequency boundaries between two or more of the plurality of separate, frequency-contiguous uplink component carriers.

US Pat. No. 10,973,021

TIMING ADVANCE OFFSET FOR UPLINK-DOWNLINK SWITCHING IN NEW RADIO

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method in a wireless communication device, comprising:determining a timing advance, TA, offset for uplink-downlink switching, wherein:
the TA offset depends on a duplex mode of a cell in which an uplink transmission occurs from the wireless communication device to a network node and depends on a frequency range of the uplink transmission, and
the TA offset is a predetermined constant value for a predetermined frequency band and duplex mode; and
applying the determined TA offset in the uplink transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,973,019

PHYSICAL LAYER OPERATION FOR MULTI-LAYER OPERATION IN A WIRELESS SYSTEM

INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDI...

1. A method implemented by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), the method comprising:the WTRU utilizing a first physical layer configuration for transmissions associated with a first data path associated with a first group of cells, wherein the first group of cells comprises a primary cell and zero or more secondary cells and utilizes a first radio access technology, and wherein the first physical layer configuration is configured for frequency division duplexing (FDD) of the transmissions exchanged with at least the primary cell of the first group of cells;
the WTRU utilizing a second physical layer configuration for transmissions associated with a second data path associated with a second group of cells, wherein the second group of cells comprises a primary cell and zero or more secondary cells and utilizes a second radio access technology, and wherein the second physical layer configuration is configured for time division duplexing (TDD) of the transmissions exchanged with at least one of the primary cell and the zero or more secondary cells;
the WTRU allocating a first transmission power for a first transmission to be sent to the primary cell of the first group of cells via the first data path and a second transmission power for a second transmission to be sent to the at least one of the primary cell and the zero or more secondary cells via the second data path, wherein:
the first and second transmissions at least partially overlap in time; and
at least a portion of one or more of the first transmission power and the second transmission power is allocated based on (i) whether the first and second transmissions are to be sent on carriers within the same frequency range or on carriers within different frequency ranges, (ii) first and second independent maximum transmit powers for constraining the first and second transmission powers, respectively, and (iii) one or more priority rules related to the first transmission being sent via the first data path and the second transmission being sent via the second data path; and
the WTRU transmitting the first and second transmissions using respective Uu interfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,973,015

METHOD FOR PERFORMING UPLINK TRANSMISSION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of performing, by a user equipment (UE), uplink transmission in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station (BS), first radio resource control (RRC) configuration information for a configured grant-based physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH);
receiving, from the BS, second RRC configuration information for a dynamic grant-based PUSCH;
receiving, from the BS, a first downlink control information (DCI) that is scrambled by a configured scheduling (CS)-radio network temporary identifier (RNTI);
validating the first DCI as a valid activation or a valid release of the configured grant-based PUSCH;
applying parameters of the first RRC configuration information to the first DCI, according to a DCI format of the first DCI, for a configured grant-based PUSCH transmission;
performing the configured grant-based PUSCH transmission to the BS;
receiving, from the BS, a second DCI that is scrambled by the CS-RNTI; and
based on a new data indicator (NDI) field of the second DCI indicating a PUSCH re-transmission: (i) applying parameters of the second RRC configuration information to the second DCI, according to the same DCI format as the first DCI, for the PUSCH re-transmission, and (ii) performing the PUSCH re-transmission to the BS,
wherein at least one field of the first DCI that is scrambled by the CS-RNTI comprises zero-padding to have a same size as each corresponding at least one field of a third DCI that is scrambled by a cell-RNTI (C-RNTI), wherein the third DCI has the same DCI format as the first DCI.

US Pat. No. 10,973,012

DOWNLINK CONTROL INFORMATION DCI SENDING METHOD AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO, L...

1. A method, comprising:detecting, by a terminal device, downlink control information (DCI) on a first channel resource, wherein the first channel resource is located in an ith time unit of a subframe and is one of one or more candidate physical downlink control channel resources in the ith time unit, the subframe comprises NT time units, each of the NT time units comprising at least one candidate physical downlink control channel resource, wherein NT is an integer greater than or equal to 2, and i is a positive integer less than or equal to NT; and
decoding, by the terminal device, the DCI;
wherein the first channel resource consists of X resource units, and each of the X resource units of the first channel resource occupies 12 resource elements in one symbol in a time domain and 12 subcarriers in a frequency domain, wherein X is a positive integer;
when NT=2, two time units in the subframe are a first time unit and a second time unit, wherein the first time unit is located in a 1st slot of the subframe, and the second time unit is located in a 2nd slot of the subframe;
if the ith time unit is the first time unit, the first channel resource is a physical downlink control channel in a first control region located at Nsym1 symbols in the 1st slot; and
if the ith time unit is the second time unit, the first channel resource is a physical downlink control channel in a second control region, and the second control region is located at first Nsym2 symbols in the 2nd slot, wherein Nsym1 is any one of 1, 2, or 3, Nsym2 is any one of 1, 2 or 3.

US Pat. No. 10,973,011

EFFICIENT LOCATION UPDATES, PAGING AND SHORT BURSTS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method, comprising:at a mobile terminal connected to a base station in a wireless communication network:
receiving, from the base station, a short data burst forecast information element regarding a future downlink short data burst transmission on a downlink from the base station;
transmitting, to the base station, a location update indicator message; and
receiving, from the base station, a further short data burst forecast information element that indicates a frame where the further future downlink short data burst is to be transmitted.

US Pat. No. 10,973,010

TERMINAL APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:reception circuitry configured to receive a higher layer message configuring a set of offset values and to receive downlink control information including a field value on a physical downlink control channel, the field value indicating one of the offset values;
determination circuitry configured to select an offset value from the set of offset values, the offset value corresponding to the field value in the downlink control information and to determine a number of modulation coded symbols for channel state information based on the offset value; and
transmission circuitry configured to transmit the channel state information on a physical uplink shared channel.

US Pat. No. 10,973,007

WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS FOR UPLINK PREEMPTION AND DOWNLINK PREEMPTION

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A method comprising:sending, by a wireless device, a capability message comprising:
a first capability parameter indicating that downlink preemption is supported; and
a second capability parameter indicating that uplink preemption is supported;
receiving a control message comprising:
based on the first capability parameter, a first radio network temporary identifier (RNTI) for reception of a downlink preemption indication; and
based on the second capability parameter, a second RNTI for reception of an uplink preemption indication; and
receiving, based on the first RNTI or the second RNTI, downlink control information (DCI) indicating a preemption indication for at least one of a downlink preemption or an uplink preemption.

US Pat. No. 10,973,006

METHOD, MOBILE STATION, AND NETWORK APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING SERVICE

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A method for transmitting a service, comprising:transmitting, by a Mobile Station (MS), a service by using a first resource allocation parameter set in a semi-static scheduling manner;
receiving, by the MS, first control signaling sent by network equipment, the first control signaling being configured to indicate the MS to transmit the service with different requirement(s) by using a second resource allocation parameter set and the first resource allocation parameter set in the semi-static scheduling manner; and
transmitting, by the MS, the service with different requirement(s) according to the first control signaling, wherein each of the first resource allocation parameter set and the second resource allocation parameter set comprises at least one resource allocation parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,973,004

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA THROUGH DEVICE TO DEVICE COMMUNICATION

Innovative Technology Lab...

1. A first wireless user device comprising:at least one processor configured to:
determine a resource pool comprising communication resources selected from a plurality of transmission opportunities, wherein the selected communication resources comprise a sequence of transmission opportunities, in different time durations, for device-to-device communication;
determine, based on a length of the resource pool, a resource pattern for transmission (RPT) comprising a plurality of sub-RPTs, wherein each of the sub-RPTs indicates different transmission opportunities in the sequence of transmission opportunities and has a same selection pattern for indicating at least one transmission opportunity in which the first wireless user device transmits data; and
determine, based on the RPT and from the sequence of transmission opportunities, a first plurality of transmission opportunities for data transmission, wherein the sub-RPTs each excludes at least one transmission opportunity according to a same exclusion pattern, wherein a first one of the sub-RPTs precedes a second one of the sub-RPTs in the RPT; and
a wireless transceiver comprising at least one antenna and configured to:
receive, from a base station, at least one configuration parameter associated with device-to-device communication between wireless user devices; and
transmit, from the first wireless user device to a second wireless user device, the data via the first plurality of transmission opportunities.

US Pat. No. 10,972,998

PAGING OPTIMIZATION IN A MOBILE NETWORK

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

23. A method for paging optimization in a mobile network, comprising:sending to a core network entity from a radio access network entity serving a user equipment a list of recommended cells for paging of said user equipment, organised as a list of recommended radio access network entities to send paging messages to, and for a radio access network entity of said list of recommended radio access network entities, a list of recommended cells for paging of said user equipment by said radio access network entity of said list of recommended radio access network entities.

US Pat. No. 10,972,996

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING COMMUNICATION SERVICES USING MULTIPLE SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENTS

1. A non-transitory machine-readable storage medium, comprising executable instructions that, when executed by a processing system at a communication device, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:generating subscription utilization information for services provided under a group of subscription agreements, wherein the subscription utilization information comprises a history of subscription usage for the communication device;
selecting a target subscription agreement from among the group of subscription agreements according to the history of subscription usage for the communication device and a location of the communication device, wherein the selecting the target subscription agreement comprises iterating through the history of subscription usage starting with a most recently utilized subscription agreement at the location of the communication device;
determining a service level available at the location of the communication device; and
responsive to the determining the service level is available at the location, transmitting a registration request to a network server according to target registration information associated with the target subscription agreement.

US Pat. No. 10,972,994

TIMING ADJUSTMENT IN CV2X

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:receiving a first timing reference signal and a second timing reference signal at a local device, wherein the second timing reference signal includes an internal timing reference;
receiving a timing indication from a remote device, wherein the timing indication includes a value equaling to twice a propagation delay;
determining the propagation delay by dividing the value by 2;
calculating a timing offset by subtracting an arrival time of the first timing reference signal by the propagation delay;
adjusting the internal timing reference based on the timing offset; and
transmitting a message based on the adjusted internal timing reference.

US Pat. No. 10,972,993

METHODS AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR FRAME TRANSMISSIONS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus comprising:memory; and
an integrated circuit coupled with the memory to be used in a station (STA), the integrated circuit coupled with the memory to cause the station to:
set an initial transmission window (TW) value for a TW size, the TW size to indicate a number of discovery windows;
determine a selection number that is an integer between a minimum TW size and the TW size, the selection number to indicate a discovery window (DW) of the number of discovery windows between the minimum TW size and the TW size, to allow the apparatus to transmit, on average, one discovery frame every TW size DWs;
transmit a discovery frame within the DW; and
adjust the TW size based on a transmission start time of the discovery frame, to limit transmissions to a subset of the DWs based on a number of devices that compete for access, the TW size to indicate, on average, more than one DW every TW size DWs.

US Pat. No. 10,972,992

SYNCHRONIZATION AND REFERENCE SIGNAL FOR UPLINK BASED MOBILITY

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communications for a user equipment (UE), comprising:determining, by the UE, a serving cell based on at least one downlink signal;
determining, by the UE, based on the at least one downlink signal, a set of supported mobility modes for the serving cell, including at least one of a downlink based mobility mode, an uplink based mobility mode, or a hybrid based mobility mode; and
following, by the UE, a mobility procedure based on a selected mobility mode from the determined set of supported mobility modes.

US Pat. No. 10,972,991

SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DEVICE TO DEVICE COMMUNICATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method performed by a first terminal operating out of a coverage of a base station, the method comprising:obtaining configuration information including information on a first transmission timing and a second transmission timing associated with a synchronization signal, wherein the first transmission timing and the second transmission timing occur in one or more transmission periods;
identifying whether a first synchronization signal is received from a second terminal in one of the first transmission timing and the second transmission timing in at least one of the one or more transmission periods;
in a case that the first synchronization signal is received in the first transmission timing, transmitting a second synchronization signal in the second transmission timing; and
in a case that the first synchronization signal is received in the second transmission timing, transmitting the second synchronization signal in the first transmission timing.

US Pat. No. 10,972,990

SYSTEM INFORMATION RATE MATCHING

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a user equipment (UE), a communication that includes system information,
wherein the system information includes information associated with identifying a set of resources that carry synchronization communications,
wherein the set of resources is included in a set of potential resources on which synchronization communications can be carried, and
wherein the set of resources is a first set of resources;
performing, by the UE and based at least in part on a rate matching rule, de-rate matching associated with receiving the system information,
wherein the rate matching rule is a rule associated with performing de-rate matching with respect to the set of potential resources; and
receiving, by the UE, information that identifies a second set of resources that carries synchronization communications,
wherein the information that identifies the second set of resources temporarily overrides information that identifies the first set of resources.

US Pat. No. 10,972,989

METHOD, USER EQUIPMENT AND BASE STATION FOR TRANSMITTING UPLINK SIGNALS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method performed by a terminal for a random access procedure in unlicensed frequency bands, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, uplink synchronization command subframe n for initiating the random access procedure, the uplink synchronization command including resource allocation information on uplink carriers associated with a timing advance group (TAG);
identifying an uplink resource based on the resource allocation information; and
transmitting, to the base station, a random access preamble in an idle subframe of the uplink resource after subframe n+k on at least one of the uplink carriers, the k being a predetermined value.

US Pat. No. 10,971,997

BURST MODE ROUTINE FOR SWITCHED MODE POWER CONVERTER

DELTA ELECTRONICS (THAILA...

1. A method for providing an output power of a switched mode power converter with a multiphase AC side having a number N of conductors for receiving a multiphase AC voltage, wherein the number N of conductors is at least three and wherein a power flows into the switched mode power converter through a combination of current-carrying conductors comprising the steps of:a. determining a block length which is defined by a time span between two subsequent changes of the combination of the current-carrying conductors, and
b. if a set value of the output power is below a first power threshold, preventing a power flow through the converter in each period of the multiphase AC voltage for at least one blocking interval, wherein each blocking interval has a duration of one block length.

US Pat. No. 10,971,583

GATE CUT ISOLATION INCLUDING AIR GAP, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT INCLUDING SAME AND RELATED METHOD

GLOBALFOUNDRIES U.S. INC....

1. An integrated circuit (IC), comprising:a plurality of spaced first and second active regions in a substrate;
a first gate extending over the first active region;
a second gate extending over the second active region; and
a gate cut isolation separating the first gate from the second gate, the gate cut isolation including:
a gate cut isolation opening extending into an interlayer dielectric layer, the gate cut isolation opening between the first gate and the second gate,
a liner extending along a bottom portion and sidewalls of the opening, and
a sealing layer over the gate cut isolation opening, the sealing layer closing an upper end of the opening, creating an air gap in the opening, wherein the sealing layer extends into the gate cut isolation opening and through a surface of the interlayer dielectric layer.

US Pat. No. 10,971,472

METHOD OF LIQUID ASSISTED BONDING

MIKRO MESA TECHNOLOGY CO....

1. A method of liquid assisted bonding, comprising:forming a structure with a liquid layer between an electrode of a device and a contact pad of a substrate and two opposite surfaces of the liquid layer being respectively in contact with the electrode and the contact pad, wherein hydrogen bonds are formed between the liquid layer and at least one of the electrode and the contact pad; and
evaporating the liquid layer to break said hydrogen bonds such that at least one of a surface of the electrode facing the contact pad and a surface of the contact pad facing the electrode is activated so as to assist a formation of a diffusion bonding between the electrode of the device and the contact pad, wherein a contact area between the electrode and the contact pad is smaller than or equal to about 1 square millimeter.

US Pat. No. 10,971,433

SURFACE MOUNTED TYPE LEADFRAME AND PHOTOELECTRIC DEVICE WITH MULTI-CHIPS

KAISTAR LIGHTING (XIAMEN)...

1. A surface mounted type leadframe, comprising:a conductive base, comprising at least three connecting pads, wherein the at least three connecting pads are mutually spaced apart from each other, first surfaces of the at least three connecting pads are configured to form die bonding regions, second surfaces of the at least three connecting pads opposite to the first surfaces are configured to form soldering regions, the connecting pads comprise at least one anode connecting pad and at least two cathode connecting pads; and
an insulating material layer, covering at least a portion of the first surfaces, surrounding the die bonding regions, and being filled in gaps between each two adjacent connecting pads;
wherein the at least three connecting pads comprise even connecting pads, a half of the even connecting pads are anode connecting pads and the other half are cathode connecting pads.

US Pat. No. 10,971,284

POWER AND COMMUNICATIONS CABLE FOR COILED TUBING OPERATIONS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A system, comprising:a coiled tubing locatable in a wellbore;
a power and communications cable positioned along the coiled tubing and comprising:
an electromagnetic waveguide;
an inner metallic tubular surrounding the electromagnetic waveguide;
an electrically conductive material surrounding the inner metallic tubular;
an electrically insulating material surrounding the electrically conductive material; and
an outer metallic tubular resistant to corrosion and abrasion and surrounding the electrically insulating material;
an electrical device locatable in the wellbore and coupled to the power and communications cable; and
a control unit coupled to the power and communications cable and operable to supply power to and communicate with the electrical device via the inner metallic tubular, the electrically conductive material, and the outer metallic tubular.

US Pat. No. 10,971,033

VISION ASSISTIVE DEVICE WITH EXTENDED DEPTH OF FIELD

Freedom Scientific, Inc.,...

1. A vision assistive device with an extended depth of field, the vision assistive device comprising:a housing having a base region, a top region, and an intermediate extent therebetween, the housing further including a front wall and a back wall, a screen positioned within the front wall;
an overhang formed at the top region of the housing, the overhang including a top surface, a bottom surface, opposing sides, and a forwardly facing peripheral extent, controls for the vision assistive device positioned within the top surface and the forwardly facing peripheral extent;
a single imaging unit positioned within the bottom surface of the overhang, the single imaging unit adapted to image an object positioned below the overhang, the distance between the single imaging unit and object constituting a focal length; and
a focus motor operatively connected to the single imaging unit, the focus motor functioning to selectively vary the focal length and take sequential images of the object at different focal lengths;
a fin extending from the back wall of the housing, wherein the fin has an upper extent at the top region of the housing and a lower extent at the bottom region of the housing, with the fin functions to stabilize the device when the device is being used upon a desktop and further facilitating use of the device upon the lap of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,970,843

GENERATING INTERACTIVE CONTENT USING A MEDIA UNIVERSE DATABASE

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system, comprising:one or more computing devices configured to implement a media universe system comprising:
a media universe database configured to store a plurality of elements of media universe content related to a media universe; and
a graphics processing and rendering module implemented by one or more hardware processors and memory and configured to:
receive indications of user input from a plurality of users to one or more non-interactive regions included in a non-interactive digital video, wherein the one or more non-interactive regions include one or more non-interactive objects, wherein the non-interactive digital video comprises a plurality of non-interactive video frames, wherein each of the plurality of non-interactive video frames comprises a plurality of regions that includes the one or more non-interactive regions;
determine whether the one or more non-interactive regions received the user input from a quantity of the plurality of users that satisfies a threshold number of users;
based on a determination that the quantity of the plurality of users satisfies the threshold number of users, perform an automated analysis of the one or more non-interactive regions of the non-interactive digital video, the automated analysis comprising object detection performed on the one or more non-interactive regions of the non-interactive digital video, wherein the automated analysis comprises a comparison of the one or more non-interactive objects included in the non-interactive video frames to the elements of media universe content in the media universe database;
based at least in part on the automated analysis, determine a correspondence between the one or more non-interactive objects in the non-interactive video frames and the elements of media universe content in the media universe database; and
generate an interactive digital video based on the non-interactive digital video, wherein the interactive digital video comprises a plurality of video frames including one or more interactive video frames, wherein the one or more interactive video frames comprise one or more interactive objects corresponding to the elements of media universe content in the media universe database.

US Pat. No. 10,970,688

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING FUNDS

EARLY WARNING SERVICES, L...

1. A method comprising:registering, by a computer system of a second financial institution, a recipient using at least one public identifier, each of the at least one public identifier comprising contact information to contact the recipient, the recipient being registered by creating at least one record in an information directory at the second financial institution, the at least one record comprising a private identifier of the recipient, and the private identifier being usable by the second financial institution to determine an account number of a recipient account of the recipient at the second financial institution;
receiving an expedited funds transfer message, the expedited funds transfer message requesting that the second financial institution provide recipient funds to the recipient account at the second financial institution before sender funds are received by the second financial institution from a first financial institution, the first and second financial institutions being members of a computer-implemented payment network, and the expedited funds transfer message comprising the private identifier;
determining the account number of the recipient account using the private identifier;
before the second financial institution receives the sender funds, the second financial institution providing the recipient funds to the recipient account using the account number of the recipient account before the second financial institution receives the sender funds, the recipient funds being provided to the recipient account after (i) the sender funds were removed from a sender financial account by the first financial institution and (ii) the expedited funds transfer message was sent by the first financial institution;
notifying the recipient, using at least one of the at least one public identifier, that a payment has been provided to the recipient account in real-time after initiation of the expedited funds transfer message from the first financial institution,
wherein:
the sender funds are received at the second financial institution from the first financial institution after the recipient funds are provided to the recipient account.