US Pat. No. 11,071,239

HIGH POWER SURFACE MOUNT FILTER

AVX Corporation, Fountai...


1. A filter assembly comprising:a monolithic filter having a generally planar surface;
a heat sink directly attached to the generally planar surface of the monolithic filter, the heat sink comprising a layer of thermally conductive material that has a thickness that is greater than about 0.02 mm; and
an additional monolithic filter directly attached to the layer of thermally conductive material of the heat sink in a stacked arrangement such that the monolithic filter is directly attached to a first surface of the layer of thermally conductive material, and the additional monolithic filter is directly attached to a second surface of the layer of thermally conductive material that is opposite the first surface of the heat sink;
at least one via extending from the additional monolithic filter through the heat sink to the monolithic filter.

US Pat. No. 11,071,238

FLUID COOLING SYSTEM

ICEOTOPE GROUP LIMITED, ...


1. An apparatus for cooling one or more heat generating components, the apparatus comprising:an enclosure defining a volume containing: a first liquid coolant, and the one or more heat generating components immersed in the first liquid coolant;
a heat exchanger unit comprising a conduit surrounded by the volume, the conduit enabling a second liquid coolant to enter and leave the enclosure, the conduit providing a fluid-tight seal between the first liquid coolant and the second liquid coolant when the first liquid coolant within the volume surrounds the conduit; and
a pump within the enclosure configured to direct the first liquid coolant horizontally:over a plurality of hot areas that form from the one or more heat generating components, such that heat is exchanged from the one or more heat generating components to the first liquid coolant, and
via a pipe or duct disposed entirely within the enclosure to or from the heat exchanger unit such that the heat is exchanged between the first liquid coolant and the second liquid coolant.


US Pat. No. 11,071,188

INTELLIGENT LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM AIR GAP APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

Racepoint Energy, LLC, O...


1. A lighting control system comprising:a base module including a base housing forming a well and including a first electrical connector positioned in the well, the first electrical connector connected to a power terminal configured to receive current from an alternating current (A.C.) power supply to permit the base module to be electrically coupled with a lighting circuit,
a depressible switch housed in the well, the depressible switch including a spring biasing the depressible switch into an extended position configured and arranged to disconnect a contact coupled to the power terminal to open an electrical circuit between the power terminal and the first electrical connector; and
a light switch module configured for nesting, at least in part, in the well of the base module, the light switch module including,
a module housing,
a graphical user interface coupled to the module housing,
a second electrical connector configured for engagement with and electrical coupling to the first electrical connector of the base module when nested therein, and
a switch control circuit positioned in the module housing and including a processor configured to modulate a flow of electrical energy to the lighting circuit via a dimmer circuit to produce a plurality of lighting scenes, the switch control circuit electrically connected to the graphical user interface and the second electrical connector, wherein the module housing is configured to,
press the depressible switch into a retracted position upon nesting in the well of the base module and thereby close the electrical circuit between the power terminal and the first electrical connector, and
release the depressible switch into the extended position when unnested from the well of the base module.

US Pat. No. 11,071,236

AIR MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR ROOM CONTAINING ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT

CARRIER CORPORATION, Pal...


1. An air management system, comprising:a plurality of rows of electrical equipment that are laterally spaced apart from each other, each row providing a flow path from a convection region on a first side of the row to a different convection region on an opposite second side of the row;
a plurality of supply aisles and a plurality of return aisles interposed between each other, each supply aisle and each return aisle having a respective room portion that includes a respective one of the convection regions, a respective ceiling portion disposed above the room portion, and a vented barrier portion therebetween, each supply aisle providing airflow downwards from its respective ceiling portion through its vented barrier portion to its convection region, and each return aisle providing airflow flow upwards from its convection region through its vented barrier portion to its respective ceiling portion;
a plurality of air handling units (AHUs) located external to the plurality of rows and configured to utilize the ceiling portions of the supply aisles as supply ducts, and utilize the ceiling portions of the return aisles as return ducts;
a supply manifold and a return manifold disposed at an end of the ceiling portions and transverse to the rows of electrical equipment;
a plurality of first fans, each associated with the supply manifold and configured to provide airflow between the supply manifold and the ceiling portion of an associated one the supply aisles; and
a plurality of second fans, each associated with the return manifold and configured to provide airflow between the return manifold and the ceiling portion of an associated one of the return aisles;
wherein each first fan and each second fan is configured to provide airflow into its associated ceiling portion from its associated manifold in a first mode, and provide airflow into its associated manifold from its associated ceiling portion in a second mode.

US Pat. No. 11,071,235

AIRFLOW BALANCING ASSEMBLY

International Business Ma...


1. A method of providing cooling to electronics, the method comprising:providing a chassis to house circuitry, the chassis having a first and second surfaces, and an air inlet;
providing an airflow moving device to create an airflow in a first direction that is communicated to the chassis via the air inlet;
providing a wall structure including:a height that extends up from the first surface towards the second surface to form an elongated opening between a top surface of the wall structure and the second surface;
a width that is solid but for a wall aperture through the width of the wall structure to allow through-flow of air in the first direction; and
a length that extends across a width of the chassis and is substantially perpendicular to the first direction;

providing a louver connected to the wall structure to close the wall aperture in response to the airflow on the louver being above an airflow threshold and open the wall aperture in response to the airflow on the louver being below the airflow threshold; and
enabling the air to flow over the top surface of the wall structure through the elongated opening.

US Pat. No. 11,071,234

HELICAL FIN DESIGN BY ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OF METAL FOR ENHANCED HEAT SINK FOR ELECTRONICS COOLING

Board Of Trastees Of The ...


1. A heat sink comprising: one or more helical fins;said helical fins have a pin base, terminal end and an elongated section connecting said pin base to said terminal end; and
a portion of said elongated section has a diameter larger than said terminal end and said pin base.

US Pat. No. 11,071,178

LED LIGHTING SYSTEM, APPARATUS, AND DIMMING METHOD

Jiaxing Super Lighting El...


1. A dimmer comprising a dimming signal generating circuit and a signal combining processing circuit, wherein:the dimming signal generating circuit is configured to receive a dimming instruction including a control code, which comprises a square wave of a specific sequence of high/low voltage levels for providing a manner of controlling an LED lamp, for the LED lamp to perform control of itself according to the manner of controlling provided by the control code in a received output signal, and
the signal combining processing circuit is configured to combine or synthesize a power signal and the dimming instruction to produce the output signal, wherein the power signal comprises a constant direct current (DC),
wherein the signal combining processing circuit includes a voltage division circuit and a control circuit, wherein the voltage division circuit has a terminal connected to ground and another terminal acting as a negative terminal of the dimmer; and the control circuit is configured to control voltage division performed by the voltage division circuit or to cause the voltage division circuit to be bypassed by a current.

US Pat. No. 11,071,240

POWER CONVERTING APPARATUS

Hyundai Motor Company, S...


1. A power converting apparatus comprising:a capacitor including a plurality of cells;
power converters separately disposed on opposite sides of the capacitor;
a first cooler including a plurality of cooling tubes through which cooling water flows, located between the capacitor and the power converters, the first cooler cooling the capacitor and the power converters by being brought into surface contact with the capacitor and the power converters; and
a housing in which the capacitor, the power converters, and the first cooler are assembled,
wherein the first cooler includes:a first cooling tube and a second cooling tube that are located on the opposite sides of the capacitor; and
a third cooling tube configured such that the first cooling tube and the second cooling tube communicate with each other, the third cooling tube contacting a surface of the capacitor arranged between the opposite sides of the capacitor, and

wherein the first cooling tube and the second cooling tube are each arranged between the capacitor and the power converters.

US Pat. No. 11,071,237

DATA CENTRE COOLING SYSTEM

Bripco BVBA, Antwerp (BE...


17. A method of cooling servers in a data centre, wherein the data centre comprises:servers arranged in the data centre in rows separating alternating cold aisles and hot aisles,
a first personnel corridor in fluid communication with the cold aisles, and
an indirect air handling unit configured to receive warm air from the servers via the hot aisles and to provide cool air to the servers via the first personnel corridor and the cold aisles,
wherein the first personnel corridor is separate to the cold aisles and located on the same level of the data centre as the cold aisles, and wherein the servers comprise server fans;
wherein the method is performed by:
operating the indirect air handling unit to cool the warm air by exchanging heat with air outside the data centre thereby producing the cool air, and
operating the server fans to draw in cool air from the first personnel corridor via the cold aisles, transport the cool air through the servers thereby producing the warm air, and to exhaust the warm air into the hot aisles, wherein said operation of the server fans is sufficient to directly cause circulation of the cooling air along the first personnel corridor and along the cold aisles from the indirect air handling unit to the servers, cause circulation of the warm air along the hot aisles from the servers to the indirect air handling unit, and cause circulation of air through the indirect air handling unit.

US Pat. No. 11,071,225

SMART HIGH-VOLTAGE RELAY

GM Global Technology Oper...


1. An integrated smart relay assembly, comprising:a case;
an electronic solid-state switch disposed inside the case;
a gate driver circuit electrically connected to the electronic solid-state switch, wherein the gate driver circuit is configured to drive the electronic solid-state switch with a predetermined gate voltage and a predetermined gate current;
a protection circuit electrically connected to the gate driver circuit, wherein the protection circuit is configured to protect the electronic solid-state switch against over-voltage, short circuit, and thermal runaway;
a communication interface integrated with the electronic solid-state switch; and
wherein each of the protection circuit, the electronic solid-state switch, and the communication interface is disposed inside the case;
wherein the gate driver circuit includes a plurality of leads, the case has a plurality of holes, and each of the plurality of holes is sized to receive a respective one of the plurality of leads in a press-fit configuration.

US Pat. No. 11,071,211

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MOUNTING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...


1. A method for operating an electronic component mounting system comprising component storages including a keeping rack for storing an electronic component, a dry box for preventing an electronic component from being exposed to moisture and a dryer for dehumidifying moisture from an electronic component, the method comprising:maintaining a material management table includinga whereabouts information field for indicating which one of the keeping rack, the dry box, or the dryer an electronic component is stored in, and
a target indicator field for indicating whether an electronic component is a moisture management target component, and
an exposure time field for indicating an exposure time during the moisture management target component has been in an atmospheric exposure state;

pausing counting the exposure time when the moisture management target component is stored in the dry box and decreasing the exposure time when the moisture management target component is stored in the dryer;
identifying a moisture management target component of which the exposure time has met or exceeded an exposure limit time based on the whereabouts information table; and
notifying the identified moisture management target component to an electronic component mounting apparatus.

US Pat. No. 11,071,179

DIMMABLE LED DRIVE CIRCUIT AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

MAXIC TECHNOLOGY CORPORAT...


1. A dimmable LED drive circuit, comprising:an LED circuit configured to emit light;
a thyristor dimmer configured to control a voltage waveform applied to the LED circuit, the voltage waveform including a chopping angle corresponding to an initial conduction of the thyristor dimmer;
a bleeder current circuit configured to provide a current path for the thyristor dimmer to maintain a conduction of the thyristor dimmer;
a thyristor chopping angle detection circuit configured to detect at least one parameter associated with the chopping angle of the voltage waveform applied to the LED circuit;
a bleeder current control circuit configured to control an operation of the bleeder current circuit based on an operation of the LED circuit and the at least one parameter associated with the chopping angle; and
an output current compensation circuit configured to reduce a current flowing through the LED circuit when a voltage corresponding to the chopping angle is close to a forward voltage of the LED circuit.

US Pat. No. 11,071,128

TECHNIQUES FOR SIGNALING A CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION REQUEST AND A COMMUNICATION LINK EVENT

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...


1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:receiving uplink scheduling downlink control information (DCI) comprising an aperiodic channel state information (A-CSI) request and an indication of a downlink bandwidth part (BWP) associated with the A-CSI request;
performing a CSI measurement based at least in part on the A-CSI request using the indicated downlink BWP;
transmitting a CSI report based on the CSI measurement to a base station;
receiving a first A-CSI configuration for CSI reporting using a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH); and
receiving a second A-CSI configuration for CSI reporting using a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH), wherein the first A-CSI configuration is different from the second A-CSI configuration.

US Pat. No. 11,071,102

MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, SGW, TERMINAL, RECEPTION METHOD OF MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, RECEPTION METHOD OF SGW, AND RECEPTION METHOD OF TERMINAL

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...


1. A mobile communication system in which an Idle-mode Signaling Reduction (ISR) is active, the mobile communication system comprising:an User Equipment (UE);
an evolved Node B (eNB);
a Radio Network Controller (RNC);
a Mobility Management Entity (MME);
a Serving General Packet Radio Service Support Node (SGSN); and
a Serving Gateway (S-GW),
wherein when the S-GW receives a downlink data packet for the UE during a tracking area update procedure or a routing area update procedure with a change of the MME or the SGSN, while the ISR is still active, the UE is paged by the eNB or the RNC based on a paging message of only one of a new MME and a new SGSN.

US Pat. No. 11,069,650

BONDING CONDITION EVALUATION APPARATUS

SHINKAWA LTD., Tokyo (JP...


1. A bonding condition evaluation apparatus that assists in deriving bonding conditions when bonding is performed by applying heat and pressure to a first member and a second member with a bonding member interposed therebetween, the bonding condition evaluation apparatus comprising:a bonding unit that bonds the first member and the second member by applying heat and pressure with the bonding member interposed therebetween;
a library in which a variety of physical property information including viscosity characteristic information indicating a correlation between a viscosity of the bonding member and a heating condition in a heated transient state is collected for each of a plurality of types of bonding members;
an initial evaluation condition determination unit that acquires the physical property information corresponding to the bonding member used for bonding with reference to the library and determines an initial value of an evaluation condition of a bonding evaluation performed by bonding the first member and the second member; and
a bonding evaluation unit that drives the bonding unit in accordance with set evaluation condition, bonds the first member and the second member and performs the bonding evaluation at least once to measure the viscosity of the bonding member at the time of the bonding.

US Pat. No. 11,071,233

AUXILIARY-COOLED ELECTRONICS ASSEMBLY WITH EXTRUDED COOLING CAVITY

BORGWARNER, INC., Auburn...


1. An auxiliary-cooled electronics assembly, comprising:a metal extrusion including:one or more cooling conduits extending axially along a length of the metal extrusion, including:a first open end in fluid communication with the cooling conduit(s);
a second open end in fluid communication with the cooling conduit(s);
a first end cap coupled to the first open end forming a fluid-tight seal between the first end cap and the metal extrusion;
a second end cap coupled to the second open end forming a fluid-tight seal between the second end cap and the metal extrusion; and

one or more electrical circuit components, electrically linked together to form an electrical circuit, wherein the electrical circuit components are mounted to an exterior surface of the metal extrusion.


US Pat. No. 11,071,230

HEAT DISSIPATION STRUCTURE OF HEAT GENERATING COMPONENT

DENSO TEN Limited, Kobe ...


1. A heat dissipation structure of a heat generating component that is mounted on a wiring substrate housed in an interior of a chassis of an electronic equipment, the heat dissipation structure comprising:a heat conductive plate arranged in the interior of the chassis, the heat conductive plate including a heat receiving connecting part thermally connected to the heat generating component and a heat dissipation connecting part thermally connected to the chassis; and
an air cooling fan that generates cooling air for cooling the heat conductive plate in the interior of the chassis, wherein
the heat conductive plate further includes (i) a first heat dissipation area from which heat is dissipated by flowing the cooling air generated by the air cooling fan along a surface of the heat conductive plate and (ii) a second heat dissipation area that is bent and extends from the first heat dissipation area so as to cross an advancing direction of the cooling air that flows along the surface of the heat conductive plate at the first heat dissipation area, and from which heat is dissipated by receiving the cooling air that has flown along the surface of the heat conductive plate at the first heat dissipation area,
the heat conductive plate includes a first end located adjacent to an air outlet of the chassis, and a second end located adjacent to the air cooling fan,
the heat conductive plate forms part of a duct passage through which the cooling air flows in the advancing direction from the second end toward the first end before being exhausted through the air outlet of the chassis,
the duct passage has a width in a direction that crosses the advancing direction of the cooling air,
the second heat dissipation area is located adjacent to the first end of the heat conductive plate and is thermally connected to the chassis, and
a first portion of the cooling air that has flown along the surface of the heat conductive plate at the first heat dissipation area collides with the second heat dissipation area and a second portion of the cooling air that has flown along the surface of the heat conductive plate at the first heat dissipation area bypasses the second heat dissipation area before exiting the chassis through the air outlet of the chassis.

US Pat. No. 11,071,229

AIR SHROUD WITH AN AUTOMATICALLY ADJUSTABLE AIR BAFFLE FOR AN INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM

Dell Products L.P., Roun...


1. An air shroud comprising:a main portion to be placed in physical communication over one or more cooling fans of an information handling system;
an extension portion extending from the main portion;
a first spring in physical communication with the extension portion; and
a first adjustable air baffle in physical communication with the extension portion, the first adjustable air baffle having a plurality of sections including a top section and a bottom section, the first spring extends from the bottom section to the extension portion through an inside of the top section, the first adjustable air baffle biased toward an extended position by the first spring, the first adjustable air baffle to transition from the extended position to a collapsed position in response to a force exerted on the first adjustable air baffle by a first memory module of the information handling system when the first memory module is located within a first memory slot of the information handling system while the main portion is in physical communication with the one or more cooling fans, wherein the first memory slot is adjacent to and on a first side of a processor of the information handling system.

US Pat. No. 11,071,227

ACCESSORY ROD ASSEMBLY FOR A CABLE MANAGER

Chatsworth Products, Inc....


1. An accessory rod assembly for positioning cables and cable management accessories in a cable manager, the accessory rod assembly comprising:a base member having a front, a rear, and two sides, the front including a forward-facing socket, the rear including a first hook protruding rearwardly therefrom, and one of the two sides including a threaded portion;
an accessory rod having an extruded construction and a generally uniform, at least partially cylindrical cross-sectional shape along its length, the at least partially cylindrical cross-sectional shape being defined by two opposed arcuate portions interconnected by a midsection portion, wherein adjacent edges of the two opposed arcuate portions define a drop-in T-slot channel that extends along the length of the accessory rod; and
a rotatable knob having a handle and a threaded end received within the threaded portion of the base member;
wherein a proximal end of the accessory rod is received within the forward-facing socket of the base member such that the accessory rod extends forwardly from the base member; and
wherein the first hook is arrangeable to grasp a side of one or more ledges of a separate structure, and wherein the threaded end of the rotatable knob is arrangeable to bear on an opposite side of the one or more ledges of the separate structure, thereby facilitating the one or more ledges being clamped between the first hook and the rotatable knob and facilitating securement of the base member to the separate structure.

US Pat. No. 11,071,226

CABLE HARNESS

Arista Networks, Inc., S...


1. An apparatus, comprising:a support frame configured to support a plurality of cables coupled to an electronic device;
a tapered frame comprising a first end and a second end, wherein the second end is smaller than the first end, wherein the first end is coupled to the support frame and wherein the tapered frame is tapered in two-dimensions between the first end and the second end; and
an attachment portion coupled to the tapered frame at the second end, wherein the attachment portion is configured to attach the apparatus to the electronic device and wherein the attachment portion includes a first set of openings configured to align with a second set of openings on the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 11,071,223

SEALING RING AND LED DISPLAY SCREEN

SHENZHEN GLOSHINE TECHNOL...


1. An LED display screen, comprising: a module, a box and a power box, wherein the module is fixed to a side of the box, the power box is fixed to another opposite side of the box; and further comprising: a plurality of the sealing rings, wherein the sealing ring disposed between the power box and the box is a first sealing ring, and the sealing ring disposed between the box and the module is a second sealing ring;each of the plurality of sealing rings comprising a ring body, wherein the ring body comprises a ring groove formed by a bottom wall and opposite side walls, at least one first convex ring is disposed on each of upper and lower surfaces of the bottom wall of the ring groove, and each of the at least one first convex ring is a closed ring with a same extension direction as the ring groove; the ring body further comprises a flange formed by bending outwards from a top of the side wall of the ring groove opposite to the bottom wall, at least one second convex ring is disposed on each of upper and lower surfaces of the flange, and each of the at least one second convex ring is a closed ring with a same extension direction as the flange; wherein the number of the first convex rings on the upper surface of the bottom wall of the ring groove is less than the number of the first convex rings on the lower surface of the bottom wall of the ring groove; a perpendicular bisector of the connection line of all the first convex rings on the upper surface of the bottom wall of the ring groove coincides with a perpendicular bisector of the connection line of all the first convex rings on the lower surface of the bottom wall of the ring groove.

US Pat. No. 11,071,219

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD...


1. A display device, comprising:a display screen;
a cover plate disposed at an upper surface of the display screen; and
a connection structure having a bracket, the bracket being disposed on a surface of the cover plate away from the display screen; wherein:
at least a part of a contact area between the bracket and the cover plate overlaps with the display screen along a first direction, the first direction being a direction perpendicular to a display surface of the display screen.

US Pat. No. 11,071,198

HIGHLY INTEGRATED MINIATURE RADIOMETER CHIP

Vu Systems, LLC, Morrisv...


1. A radiometer chip, comprising:a base board comprising opposing first and second surfaces, each surface comprising ground and signal pads, and a cavity formed in the second surface;
a middle board comprising opposing first and second surfaces, wherein the middle board first surface is attached to the base board second surface and such that ground and signal pads on the middle board first surface are electrically connected to the ground and signal pads respectively of the base board second surface, wherein the middle board first surface comprises one or more electrical components that extend into the base board cavity, and wherein the middle board second surface comprises etched radio frequency (RF) circuits, a waveguide-to-microstrip transition, at least one low noise amplifier (LNA), a detector diode, a video amplifier, and a temperature sensor, wherein the LNA is operatively connected to the waveguide-to-microstrip transition and a detector circuit for producing a detected signal and for further amplification by the video amplifier; and
a cover attached to the middle board second surface, the cover comprising a feed horn that is connected to the waveguide-to-microstrip transition.

US Pat. No. 11,071,196

ELECTRONIC DEVICE MODULE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC DEVICE MODULE

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...


1. An electronic device module, comprising:a board;
a ground electrode disposed on a first surface of the board;
a sealing portion disposed on the first surface of the board;
electronic devices mounted on the first surface of the board such that at least one of the electronic devices is embedded in the sealing portion;
a first shielding wall connected to the ground electrode and comprising a first side surface disposed along a side surface of the sealing portion;
a shielding layer formed of a conductive material; and
an external sealing portion disposed between the board and a bottom of the shielding layer,
wherein the shielding layer is disposed along a second side surface of the first shielding wall, opposite to the first side surface, is spaced apart from the board, and is disposed along a surface formed by the sealing portion and the first shielding wall.

US Pat. No. 11,071,105

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING SENSING GAP IN FRAME STRUCTURE FOR NEW RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGY IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...


1. A method for performing sensing by a network node in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:listening on a reservation signal in a sensing gap from a neighbor cell; and
upon listening on the reservation signal, performing downlink (DL) transmission to a user equipment (UE) or uplink (UL) reception from the UE in a cell,
wherein based on that the reservation signal is detected upon listening on the reservation signal, the DL transmission is performed with a reduced transmission power, and
wherein based on that the reservation signal is not detected upon listening on the reservation signal, the DL transmission is performed with a full transmission power.

US Pat. No. 11,071,224

FUNCTIONAL PANEL, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, MODULE, DATA PROCESSING DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...


1. A functional panel comprising:a first insulating layer;
a second insulating layer over and in contact with the first insulating layer;
a first base over and in contact with the second insulating layer;
a second base over the first base;
a bonding layer between the first base and the second base, wherein the bonding layer is positioned inside an end portion of the second base so that the second base has a protruding part that protrudes from the bonding layer;
a functional layer comprising a light-emitting element with a microcavity structure including a reflective film, a semi-transmissive and semi-reflective film, and a layer containing a light-emitting organic compound over the first base; and
a third insulating layer being a nitride layer and being over and in contact with an entire top surface of the second base including the protruding part and with the bonding layer,
wherein the first insulating layer and the second insulating layer overlap with the functional layer,
wherein the second insulating layer is one of an oxide layer, a fluoride layer, and a sulfide layer, and
wherein the bonding layer covers the functional layer.

US Pat. No. 11,071,213

METHODS OF MANUFACTURING A HIGH IMPEDANCE SURFACE (HIS) ENHANCED BY DISCRETE PASSIVES

The Boeing Company, Chic...


1. A method of manufacturing a high impedance surface (HIS) apparatus, wherein the method comprises:patterning a first conducting layer on a core to form a first set of conducting pads;
patterning a second conducting layer on the core to form a second set of conducting pads;
drilling cavities that run through the first set of conducting pads, the core, and the second set of conducting pads;
forming a via in each of the cavities;
plating a surface of each of the conducting pads of the first set of conducting pads and the second set of conducting pads;
applying solder paste to each of the conducting pads of the second set of conducting pads;
placing chip capacitors on the solder paste on the second set of conducting pads;
reflowing the solder paste on the second set of conducting pads;
applying underfill between the chip capacitors;
applying solder paste to each of the conducting pads of the first set of conducting pads;
placing chip inductors on the solder paste on the first set of conducting pads;
reflowing the solder paste on the first set of conducting pads; and
applying underfill between the chip inductors.

US Pat. No. 11,071,189

CONDUCTIVE METAL SCREEN FOR LIGHTNING STRIKE PROTECTION AND A METHOD FOR FABRICATING SAME

Astroseal Products Mfg. C...


1. A Conductive Lightning Protective Screen (CLPS), the CLPS comprising:a screen structure,wherein the screen structure includes a plurality of openings, wherein each of the plurality of openings are defined by a plurality of sidewalls,
wherein each of the plurality of openings shares at least one sidewall of the plurality of sidewalls of an adjacent opening,
wherein each of the plurality of openings having an opening width and an opening length of substantially equal size,
wherein each of the plurality of openings include a plurality of substantially equal internal angles, and
wherein the CLPS is coated with a conversion coating solution comprised at least partially of at least one of a solution comprising 5% butyl benzotriazole sodium salt and a solution comprising 7% ALODINE 5200.


US Pat. No. 11,071,192

FLAT FLEXIBLE SUPPORT PIECE FOR A DIELECTRICALLY IMPEDED PLASMA TREATMENT

Cinogy GmbH, Duderstadt ...


1. A planar flexible application piece, comprising:an electrode arrangement, which can be supplied with a high voltage, for a dielectric barrier plasma treatment of a surface to be treated, the electrode arrangement comprising at least one planar electrode and a dielectric layer of a planar flexible material having a bearing face for the surface to be treated, said dielectric layer electrically shielding the at least one electrode from the surface to be treated in such a way that only a dielectric barrier current can flow between the at least one electrode and the surface to be treated when a plasma field is formed in a gas space between the electrode arrangement and the surface to be treated by a high voltage of the at least one electrode;
a high-voltage stage for generating the high voltage wherein the high-voltage stage is contained inside the dielectric layer; and
a connecting piece, wherein an output of the high-voltage stage is connected to the at least one electrode by the connecting piece, wherein the connecting piece is contained as a conductive section inside the dielectric layer.

US Pat. No. 11,071,187

CIRCADIAN RHYTHMS ENTRAINMENT ENHANCEMENT DEVICE

Aleddra Inc., Renton, WA...


15. A circadian entrainment enhancement device, comprisinga housing;
a first directional light source;
a first tunable driver;
a first memory module;
a first computational module;
a light sensor;
wherein:the housing houses the first directional light source, the first tunable driver, the first memory module, the first computation module, and the light sensor;
the first tunable driver is configured to drive the first directional light source to generate a variable first light output,
the first directional light source has a first melanopic ratio R1>0.80,
the light sensor is configured to measure a vertical lux LA of an ambient light with respect to the device,
the first memory module is configured to store Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) data of the first directional light source and configuration information used by the first computational module,
the first computational module is configured to set a melanopic ratio RA1 of the ambient light of the device,
the first computational module is configured to set a first equivalent melanopic lux (EML) target to EMLT1,
the first computation module is configured to calculate a first target lux LT1 of the first directional light source using the first melanopic ratio R1, the vertical lux LA of the ambient light, the melanopic ratio RA1 of the ambient light, the first EML target EMLT1, and the IES data of the first directional light source such that a combination of an EML from the ambient light and an EML of the first directional light source at a 0-degree lighting zone approximates the first EML target EMLT1,
the first computation module is further configured to adjust the first tunable driver to set the light output of first directional light source to be the first target lux LT1 at the 0-degree lighting zone at zero distance, and
the device is configured to shine a light of the first directional light source horizontally to eyes of the user.


US Pat. No. 11,071,177

LIGHTING OPTIMIZED FOR MELANOPIC VISION

Musco Corporation, Oskal...


1. A method of illumination comprising:a. designing a first and second light source wherein:i. the first and second light source are metamers at a defined correlated color temperature (CCT);
ii. the spectral power distribution (SPD) of the first light source has a higher melanopic/photopic (M/P) or scotopic/photopic (S/P) ratio than the second light source;
iii. the first and second light sources collectively produce a light output having a defined color rendering index (CRI) above 70;
iv. the first and second light sources collectively produce a light output having a defined R9 value above 8; and
v. the first and second light sources collectively produce a light output having a television lighting consistency index (TLCI) of 40;

b. installing the first and second light sources in a lighting apparatus which emits said collectively produced light output when powered; and
c. operating the lighting apparatus at a power level which produces an increased perceived brightness as compared to one or more extant metameric variations of the first and second light sources at the same CCT.

US Pat. No. 11,071,194

LONGITUDINALLY JOINED SUPERCONDUCTING RESONATING CAVITIES

Fermi Research Alliance, ...


1. A method for fabricating accelerator cavities comprising:forming two half cavity pieces of an RF resonating cavity; and
joining said two half cavity pieces of said RF resonating cavity with a single longitudinal seam, such that the longitudinal seam intersects a cavity opening at a perpendicular angle, thereby forming an RF resonating cavity, wherein during operation of the RF resonating cavity an induced RF current does not cross the longitudinal seam.

US Pat. No. 11,071,172

BANDWIDTH ADAPTATION FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...


1. An apparatus of a user equipment (UE) operable for bandwidth part (BWP) indication, the apparatus comprising:one or more processors configured to:decode, at the UE, downlink control information (DCI), received from a base station, with a DCI format;
identify, at the UE, a BWP indicator field value from the DCI, wherein the BWP indicator field comprises a bitmap identifying a contiguous set of physical resource blocks (PRBs) of a selected subband among a plurality of subbands within a system bandwidth; and
determine, at the UE, a BWP from the BWP indicator field value, the BWP corresponding to the contiguous set of PRBs of the selected subband; and

a memory interface configured to store in a memory the BWP indicator field value.

US Pat. No. 11,071,171

PATH SWITCHING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...


1. A first terminal device, comprising:a receiver, configured to receive a first message sent by a base station via a second terminal device, wherein the first terminal device communicates with the base station via the second terminal device, with a first communication link established between the first terminal device and the second terminal device, and wherein the first message comprises access information required by the first terminal device to access the base station and resource information that is allocated by the base station;
a transmitter, configured to:in response to receiving the first message comprising the access information and the resource information, send a release message of the first communication link to the second terminal device based on the resource information, wherein the release message instructs the second terminal device to release the first communication link between the first terminal device and the second terminal device;

a processor; and
a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a program to be executed by the processor, the program including instructions for:switching, in response to receiving the first message, from communicating with the base station via the second terminal device using the first communication link to communicating with the base station using a second communication link without passing through the second terminal device.


US Pat. No. 11,071,168

MULTI-STATION ACCESS METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...


1. A multi-station access method comprising:generating, by an access point, a trigger frame comprising a matching rule a service priority and information of an allocated resource block, wherein the matching rule is that a data packet is less than 50 kilobytes and a signal-to-noise ratio is greater than 20 decibels, wherein the service priority is used to restrict a station allowed to randomly access a channel, wherein the information of the allocated resource block is used to designate a resource block on which the station randomly accesses the channel, and wherein the resource block is a sub channel; and
sending, by the access point, the trigger frame to the station.

US Pat. No. 11,071,164

MULTIPLE ACTIVE BANDWIDTH PARTS

Comcast Cable Communicati...


1. A method comprising:activating, by a wireless device, a primary bandwidth part (BWP) of a cell and a secondary BWP of the cell;
receiving, via the primary BWP, a downlink signal in a first slot;
switching, based on a period of inactivity of the primary BWP after the first slot and based on a determination that the primary BWP is active, from the primary BWP to a default BWP of the cell as an active BWP of the cell; and
deactivating, based on the switching from the primary BWP to the default BWP and based on a determination that the secondary BWP is active, the secondary BWP.

US Pat. No. 11,071,162

BROADCAST OR MULTICAST PHYSICAL LAYER CONFIGURATION AND CHANNEL STRUCTURE

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...


1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:receiving an indication of a set of resources allocated for downlink transmissions;
identifying a first portion of a system bandwidth allocated for broadcast or multicast data transmissions on the set of resources from one or more base stations in a single frequency network (SFN), the first portion of the system bandwidth being frequency division multiplexed with a second portion of the system bandwidth allocated for mobile broadband (MBB) transmissions on the set of resources, the first portion of the system bandwidth and the second portion of the system bandwidth having different and incompatible numerologies with subcarrier spacing of the first portion of the system bandwidth and subcarrier spacing of the second portion of the system bandwidth being non-integer multiples of one another;
receiving broadcast or multicast data on the first portion of the system bandwidth on the set of resources based at least in part on the identifying;
identifying a reassignment of a portion of the set of resources during a time interval for an other type of communications; and
receiving data associated with a portion of the broadcast or multicast data punctured by the other type of communications in at least one of a subsequent portion of the time interval or a subsequent time interval based at least in part on the reassignment.

US Pat. No. 11,071,158

COMMUNICATION METHOD, COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE, AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM THEREOF

Huawei Technologies Co., ...


1. A communication method, comprising:sending, by a first network node to a second network node on each of a plurality of user plane tunnels, a message for feeding back a downlink transmission status, wherein each message sent on each of the plurality of user plane tunnels comprises one of a plurality of messages, wherein each message of the plurality of messages comprises an indication, wherein:
the indication is used to indicate radio link outage in response to determining that the radio link outage occurs between the first network node and a terminal device; and
the indication is used to indicate radio link resume in response to resumption of a radio link transmission from an outage between the first network node and the terminal device,
wherein the plurality of user plane tunnels are established at a communications interface between the first network node and the second network node, wherein the plurality of user plane tunnels are associated with the terminal device, and
wherein:a first message of the plurality of messages comprises information about a lost data packet, and a second message of the plurality of messages does not comprise the information about the lost data packet; or
each of the plurality of messages comprises information about a lost data packet; or
none of the plurality of messages comprise information about a lost data packet.


US Pat. No. 11,071,153

HOME APPLIANCE FOR INFORMATION REGISTRATION AND METHOD FOR REGISTERING INFORMATION OF HOME APPLIANCE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...


1. A home appliance for information registration, comprising:a body;
a wireless communication unit configured to be connected to a wireless router using a wireless communication method and configured to transmit information;
a camera attached to the body and configured to detect registration auxiliary information generated by a mobile terminal;
a controller configured to perform control to select the wireless router based on information acquired through the registration auxiliary information and to transmit device registration information including identification information thereof to a server through the selected wireless router;
a sensing unit configured to detect an orientation angle of a screen of the mobile terminal positioned adjacent to the camera; and
a driver configured to move the body,
wherein, when the camera does not detect the registration auxiliary information, the controller rotates the body by a first angle through the driver based on an orientation angle of the screen, detected from the sensing unit, and controls the camera to re-detect the registration auxiliary information from the mobile terminal at the rotated first angle.

US Pat. No. 11,071,150

TRUE WIRELESS SOLUTION FOR BT STEREO AUDIO PLAYBACK

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...


1. A method comprising:establishing, by one or more processors at a first audio accessory device, a first wireless connection with a second audio accessory device and a second wireless connection with a client computing device;
receiving, by the one or more processors, a first signal from the client computing device at a first point in time via the second wireless connection;
determining, by the one or more processors, whether the first signal is acceptable;
when the first signal is acceptable, transmitting, by the one or more processors, a first acknowledgement (ACK) signal to the second audio accessory device via the first wireless connection;
determining, by the one or more processors, whether a second ACK signal from the second audio accessory device is received by the one or more processors within an amount of time;
when the second ACK signal is received within the amount of time, determining, by the one or more processors, a status identification for the first audio accessory device, wherein the status identification identifies the first audio accessory device as a primary device or secondary device; and
operating, by the one or more processors, the first audio accessory device based on the determined status identification.

US Pat. No. 11,071,142

UPLINK TRANSMISSION METHOD BASED ON LICENSED-ASSISTED ACCESS LAA SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...


1. An uplink transmission method based on a licensed-assisted access (LAA) system, comprising:reserving, for a transmission burst transmitted on an unlicensed carrier, at least one single-carrier frequency-division multiple access (SC-FDMA) symbol in a subframe of an uplink transmission burst corresponding to the transmission burst, wherein the at least one SC-FDMA symbol is configured to allow a user equipment to access a channel using a listen-before-talk (LBT) access mechanism, wherein the at least one SC-FDMA symbol is at a position other than a start position of a first subframe of the uplink transmission burst when a channel access operation is performed before the first subframe of the uplink transmission burst, and wherein the at least one SC-FDMA symbol is at a position other than an end position of a last subframe of the uplink transmission burst when no uplink data is transmitted after the last subframe of the uplink transmission burst; and
configuring the at least one SC-FDMA symbol using higher layer configuration signaling or a physical downlink control channel by configuring a quantity of reserved SC-FDMA symbols, a position of the at least one SC-FDMA symbol in a subframe, a type of the at least one SC-FDMA symbol, or a period and an offset of the at least one SC-FDMA symbol.

US Pat. No. 11,071,139

TECHNIQUES IN CONFIGURED GRANT UPLINK TRANSMISSION IN NEW RADIO (NR) SYSTEMS OPERATING IN UNLICENSED SPECTRUM

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...


1. One or more non-transitory, computer-readable media (NTCRM) comprising instructions to, upon execution of the instructions by one or more processors of a user equipment (UE), cause the UE to:decode downlink control information (DCI) within DCI format 0_1 transmission to detect a flag;
determine, based on the flag, that the DCI includes either: downlink feedback information (DFI); or configured grant (CG) activation or deactivation information to activate or deactivate a CG uplink (UL) transmission for the UE; and
process the DCI based on determination of whether the DCI includes the DFI or the CG activation or deactivation information.

US Pat. No. 11,071,110

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ALLOCATING DYNAMIC FREQUENCY FOR SECONDARY USER IN COGNITIVE RADIO NETWORK

INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERA...


1. A dynamic frequency allocation device for allocating a dynamic frequency for a secondary user in a cognitive radio network, the dynamic frequency allocation device comprising:an OP map generation unit configured to generate an OP (opportunity) map by using one or more of spectrum sensing information, an access request message, and a density and a transmission power of primary transmitters, the spectrum sensing information comprising identifier information, location information, and a sensing measurement matrix and received from a spectrum sensor which has completed sensing, the access request message comprising identifier information, location information, and operable band information and received from a secondary transmitter wishing to acquire a frequency access opportunity, the OP map representing a probability of successful communication of the secondary transmitter in each region of the cognitive radio network; and
a response message generation unit configured to generate a response message based on the generated map, the response message comprising a channel having a highest probability of successful communication from among channels accessible from a location of the secondary transmitter and the probability of successful communication,
wherein the probability of successful communication is a probability of a SINK (signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio) at a particular location exceeding a predefined reference value ?*,
and the OP map representing the probability of successful communication in each region comprises the probability of successful communication of the secondary transmitter in a region in which the spectrum sensor is not installed.

US Pat. No. 11,071,107

CONTROL CHANNEL ARCHITECTURE WITH CONTROL INFORMATION DISTRIBUTED OVER MULTIPLE SUBFRAMES ON DIFFERENT CARRIERS

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...


1. A wireless communication device comprising:a receiver configured to receive a first subframe having a first physical control channel comprising first control information and a second subframe having a second physical control channel comprising second control information, wherein the first subframe and the second subframe do not overlap in a time direction, and both the first control information and the second control information are associated with a third physical data channel comprising data; and
a controller configured to obtain the data from the third physical data channel, using at least one of the first control information and the second control information.

US Pat. No. 11,071,104

DMRS WITH SHORTENED SCHEDULING

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...


1. A method in a wireless device of a wireless communication network, the wireless device operable to receive radio transmissions scheduled and transmitted separately per sub-subframe (SSF), the method comprising:receiving, at a first time interval, a first SSF precoded in accordance with a first demodulation reference signal (DMRS);
receiving, at a second time interval after the first time interval, a second SSF comprising the first DMRS mapped to one or more first resource elements in the second SSF, the one or more first resource elements associated with a first set of one or more antenna ports, the one or more first resource elements corresponding to long term evolution (LTE) DMRS resources in a first slot of a subframe; and
wherein a SSF comprises a time duration shorter than a LTE subframe.

US Pat. No. 11,071,101

METHOD FOR DETERMINING TRANSMISSION CONFIGURATION INDICATOR FOR TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE USING SAME METHOD

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...


1. A method for determining a transmission configuration indicator (TCI) of a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a radio resource control (RRC) signal including a plurality of TCI states;
receiving a medium access control (MAC) control element (CE) informing one TCI state among the plurality of TCI states; and
determining a TCI for a control resource set (CORESET) based on the RRC signal and the MAC CE,
wherein the RRC signal is a first RRC signal including TCI states related to a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) or a second RRC signal including TCI states related to a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH), and
wherein based on the CORESET being a specific CORESET, the MAC CE informs one TCI state among the TCI states related to the PDSCH, and based on the CORESET not being the specific CORESET, the MAC CE informs one TCI state among the TCI states related to the PDCCH.

US Pat. No. 11,071,096

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION IN CARRIER AGGREGATION ENVIRONMENT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...


1. A method of transmitting uplink control information in a carrier aggregation environment, the method comprising:at a user equipment device (UE):determining n pieces of Hybrid Automatic Repeat request (HARQ) response data, wherein the n pieces of HARQ response data are responsive to data channel receptions through n respective downlink component carriers, wherein respective numbers of bits of respective pieces of HARQ response data are based on a respective transmission scheme of the respective downlink component carrier, wherein the respective pieces of HARQ response data of the n pieces of HARQ response data are configured as:when a respective downlink component carrier corresponding to the respective piece of HARQ response data is configured for a transmission scheme corresponding to one codeword, the respective piece of HARQ response data consists of 1 bit; and
when the respective downlink component carrier corresponding to the respective piece of HARQ response data is configured for a transmission scheme corresponding to two codewords, the respective piece of HARQ response data consists of 2 bits;

determining k bits of integrated response data by combining the n pieces of HARQ response data in serial according to a sequence preset for downlink component carriers;
performing a coding of the integrated response data to produce encoded integrated response data; and
transmitting the encoded integrated response data to a base station.


US Pat. No. 11,071,083

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ADJUSTING PACKET LENGTH AND MOBILE DEVICE USING THE METHOD

AMBIT MICROSYSTEMS (SHANG...


1. A method for adjusting packet length, executable by a mobile device, wherein the mobile device connects to a server via a network, the method comprising:continuously collecting, by the server, Global Positioning System (GPS) data uploaded by the mobile device and analyzing the GPS data to define a movement area of the mobile device, and calculating multiple reference points which outline the movement area;
analyzing, by the server, the GPS data to obtain position distribution probabilities (DP) of each of the reference points, and selecting reference points from the multiple reference points, wherein the position distribution probability of each of the reference points is greater than a preset threshold value;
updating and setting, by the server, the reference points of the mobile device;
determining whether the mobile device has been updated at least one of the reference points from the server after activated;
determining whether a cycle of updating position information has expired if the mobile device has updated at least one of the reference points from the server after the mobile device being activated,
wherein if the cycle of updating position information has expired, calculating a second reference point of the reference points nearest to the mobile device at a current time if the cycle of updating position information has expired;
comparing a current position of the mobile device at the current time with GPS data of the second reference point to obtain brief GPS data;
determining whether a third reference point of the reference points has been uploaded to the server, wherein
if the third reference point has been uploaded to the server, determining whether the second reference point is identical to the third reference point, and uploading the second reference point to the server if the second reference point is not identical to the third reference point, and
if the third reference point has not been uploaded to the server, uploading the second reference point to the server, and uploading the brief GPS data to the server;
wherein if the cycle of updating position information has not expired, calculating an initial position of the mobile device as the mobile device enters a range of the reference points previously calculated/established at an initial time, and the mobile device moves to a range of the reference points at the current time to estimate a future position of the mobile device;
calculating a future reference point of the mobile device according to the estimated future position; and
updating the future reference point to the mobile device and the server.

US Pat. No. 11,071,074

TECHNIQUES AND APPARATUSES FOR CONFIGURING RESOURCES FOR SYNCHRONIZATION IN A WIRELESS BACKHAUL NETWORK

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...


1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:determining, by a wireless node, a pattern for transmitting multiple synchronization communications in one or more synchronization communication sets;
determining, by the wireless node, a set of resources, in the one or more synchronization communication sets, to be used to transmit the multiple synchronization communications based at least in part on the pattern; and
transmitting, by the wireless node, the multiple synchronization communications using the set of resources, wherein a first synchronization communication of the multiple synchronization communications is frequency division multiplexed with a second synchronization communication, wherein the first synchronization communication includes a base station synchronization communication for transmission that is configured for synchronization between base stations, wherein the second synchronization communication includes a user equipment synchronization communication for transmission that is configured for synchronization between a base station and a user equipment, and wherein the base station synchronization communication for transmission differs from the user equipment synchronization communication for transmission with respect to one or more of:
a time resource used for transmission or reception, or
a frequency resource used for transmission or reception.

US Pat. No. 11,071,232

LIQUID IMMERSION COOLING APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...


1. A liquid immersion cooling apparatus comprising:a first receptacle in which a refrigerant liquid is accommodated, configured to include:a first tank that has a first sidewall,
a first lid configured to cover the first tank, and
a first space provided between the refrigerant liquid and the first lid;
a second receptacle in which a sealing material is accommodated, configured to include:
a second tank that has a second sidewall facing the first sidewall and a third sidewall facing the second sidewall,
a second lid configured to cover the second tank,
a second space provided between the sealing material and the second lid, and configured to communicate with the first space through a first hole formed through both the first sidewall and the second sidewall, and
a third space provided between the sealing material and the second lid, partitioned from the second space, and configured to communicate with an outside of the second receptacle; and
a heat insulator provided outside of the second space and the third space and between the first sidewall and the second sidewall.


US Pat. No. 11,071,231

ENVIRONMENT CONTROL IN ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

AMSCREEN GROUP LIMITED, ...


1. An electronic display comprising a housing and, disposed within the housing: an electronic display panel having a display face visible from outside the housing; a heat-exchanger arranged to exchange heat between internal and external fluids without direct contact between the internal and external fluids, the internal fluid circulating within the housing and the external fluid being received from externally of the housing and output to externally of the housing; a heat source; impellers for impelling said fluids through the heat-exchanger; a controller for controlling the heat source and the flow of fluids through the heat-exchanger; temperature sensing means; and humidity sensing means; wherein the internal fluid is a gas and the controller is arranged, in use, to: receive temperature and humidity data from the temperature and humidity sensing means; process the received temperature and humidity data to indicate a current dew point within the housing; compare the current dew point with a current location temperature on the heat-exchanger or in the flow of one of the fluids as it enters or exits the heat exchanger; and if the current location temperature is at or below the current dew point, control the flow of fluids through the heat-exchanger to raise the temperature at least one location on the heat-exchanger and/or activate the heat source to raise the temperature within the housing.

US Pat. No. 11,071,228

COMPUTING WORKSTATION WITH ACCESSIBLE IN A RACK ENVIRONMENT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...


1. A rack system, comprising:support structures;
a housing attached to the support structures, the housing comprising:a first housing component; and
a second housing component coupled to the first housing component by a first latch assembly, the second housing component comprising an opening;

a computing assembly located in the housing, the computing assembly comprising:a computing system comprising a lid and fans integrated with the lid;
a circuit board extending from the computing system, the circuit board having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, a first component located on the first surface; and
a second component located on the second surface, wherein a removal of the computing system from the housing comprises a first access position of the first component on the first surface, and wherein a rotation of the computing assembly comprises a second access position of the second component on the second surface, the second access position different from the first access position; and

a hatch coupled to the second housing component by a second latch assembly, wherein the hatch is capable of being i) positioned in the opening and ii) removed from the opening.

US Pat. No. 11,071,221

MULTI-CARD SUBSYSTEM FOR EMBEDDED COMPUTING SYSTEMS

General Dynamics Mission ...


1. A mounting frame apparatus for embedding cards within an electronics system, comprising:a four-card swappable subsystem;
a chassis for containing the four-card swappable subsystem, wherein the chassis includes slots with pairs of grooves in a spaced facing relationship for swapping cards in and out of the chassis for plug and play;
wherein the grooves are U-shaped formed in the outside walls of the chassis for each of the four swappable individual cards;
a cooling structure for supplying cooling air to the four-card swappable subsystem; and
a single heatsink for cooling multiple cards is integrally formed in the four-card swappable subsystem, wherein the single heatsink is attached to the multiple cards and is a common heatsink for the multiple cards.

US Pat. No. 11,071,216

MOUNTING SYSTEM, DEVICES, METHODS AND USES THEREOF

Core-Arms, LLC, Laguna H...


1. A bracket, the bracket comprising a first jaw member, the first jaw member comprising an inner surface including a first clamping portion, a second jaw member, the second jaw member comprising an inner surface including a second clamping portion, a pin assembly comprising a latching pin including a latch bolt hole, the pin assembly configured to connect the first and second jaw members and enable the first and second jaw members to slidably translate toward one another in a first direction or away from one another in a direction opposite the first direction, and a latch bolt assembly comprising a latch bolt slidably fitted within a latch bolt bore, the latch bolt including a first end and a second end, the latch bolt comprising a latch bolt spring capable of providing a separating bias that forces the latch bolt in a direction outward from the latch bolt bore, wherein the bracket can adopt an open configuration and a closed configuration, wherein when the bracket is in the closed configuration, the first and second jaw members are in close proximity to one another and the latch bolt is inserted in the latch bolt hole of the latching pin.

US Pat. No. 11,071,210

ANISOTROPIC ETCHING USING HIGHLY BRANCHED POLYMERS


1. An etching composition for etching an electrically conductive layer structure for forming a conductor track, the etching composition comprising:an etchant;
a highly branched non-linear compound, wherein the highly branched non-linear compound comprises at least one of an amine functional group and/or a thiol functional group;
an etching inhibitor; and
optionally a solvent,
wherein the highly branched non-linear compound is less permeable for the etching inhibitor than for the etchant.

US Pat. No. 11,071,201

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TERMINATING AN ELECTRICAL CABLE TO AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

SAMTEC, INC., New Albany...


1. An electrical component comprising:a substrate having an uppermost layer and a second layer disposed below the uppermost layer; and
an integrated circuit mounted to an uppermost surface of the uppermost layer, such that an electrical signal trace of the substrate is in electrical communication with the integrated circuit,
wherein an electrical signal conductor of an electrical cable is configured to be mounted to the uppermost surface of the uppermost layer so as to be placed in electrical communication with the integrated circuit along the electrical signal trace of the substrate, and an electrical ground of the electrical cable that is electrically insulated from the electrical signal conductor by an insulator and wherein the electrical ground is configured to be mounted to the second layer, and wherein the electrical signal conductor extends out from the insulator.

US Pat. No. 11,071,185

LED ARRANGEMENT WITH OVER-CURRENT PROTECTION

Signify Holding B.V., Ei...


1. An LED board adapted to be wire-connected to a separate LED driver, comprising:a circuit board which carries:an arrangement (D1, D2, D3, D4) of LEDs;
a current sensor for sensing a current flowing through the arrangement of LEDs;

a cut-off switch (W1) in series with the arrangement of LEDs;
a switch control circuit which is adapted to control the cut-off switch in dependence on the sensed current;wherein the switch control circuit comprises a reference voltage unit and a comparison circuit for comparing the current sensor signal with a voltage reference set by the reference voltage unit; and
wherein the reference voltage unit comprises a resistor-diode circuit (R1, C1, D5) for generating an internal supply voltage and a resistor divider (R3, R4) for generating the reference voltage from the internal supply voltage.


US Pat. No. 11,071,184

SMART FLICKER-FREE PWM GENERATION FOR MULTI-CHANNEL LED DRIVERS

Infineon Technologies AG,...


1. A method comprising:receiving, by light emitting diode (LED) control circuitry, a light pattern, wherein the light pattern comprises a pixel-matrix duty-cycle map that includes a plurality of first duty-cycle values;
applying, by the LED control circuitry, a fixed phase shift map to the pixel-matrix duty-cycle map,wherein each entry in the fixed phase shift map is associated with a respective pixel in an LED pixel-matrix, and
wherein each respective pixel is associated with a respective pixel driver circuit; and

generating, by the LED control circuitry, a pixel driving matrix comprising a plurality of shifted duty-cycle values, wherein each shifted duty-cycle value is based on each first duty-cycle value and the applied fixed phase shift map.

US Pat. No. 11,071,183

LIGHTING APPARATUS

XIAMEN LEEDARSON LIGHTING...


1. A lighting apparatus, connecting to a dimmer and an external power source, comprising:a light source; and
a driver for converting the external power source to a driving current supplied to the light source, the driver comprising a rectifier module, a constant voltage module, a control module, a constant current module, and a power module, wherein the rectifier module is connected to the dimmer for rectifying a dimming voltage to a rectified voltage, the constant voltage module is connected to the rectifier module for providing a first constant voltage power according to the rectified voltage, the control module is connected to the rectifier module for providing a control signal according to the rectified voltage, the constant current module is connected to the constant voltage module and the light source for providing a constant current according to the control signal and the first constant voltage power, the power module is connected to the constant voltage module for providing a supplied voltage according to the first constant voltage power source.

US Pat. No. 11,071,174

DIRECTED INFRARED RADIATOR ARTICLE

Nanocomp Technologies, In...


1. An article for emitting directed infrared energy, comprising:an input for receiving energy from a power source;
a sole nanostructured sheet comprising a plurality of nanotubes, wherein the nanotubes are substantially non-aligned and have an adequate number of contact sites therebetween such that the nanostructured sheet has sufficient structural integrity to be handled as a sheet, and wherein the nanostructured sheet is configured to emit infrared energy when an electrical current is applied via the input from the power source; and
a reflecting member directly or indirectly coupled to the nanostructured sheet, the reflecting member configured to direct at least a portion of the emitted infrared energy in a desired direction for heating a remotely-situated target; and
a spacer situated between the nanostructured sheet and the reflecting member, wherein the spacer comprises a honeycomb structure.

US Pat. No. 11,071,165

COMMUNICATION METHOD, EQUIPMENT, SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER STORAGE MEDIUM

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...


1. A communication method, comprising:establishing, by a first network node based on an initial stream control transmission protocol (SCTP) association, an SCTP association pool associating the first network node with a second network node;
selecting, by the first network node, from the SCTP association pool, an SCTP association for first signaling transmission; and
transmitting, by the first network node, the first signaling to the second network node via the selected SCTP association,
wherein establishing the SCTP association pool comprises:establishing, by the first network node, the initial SCTP association associating the first network node with the second network node; and
transmitting, by the first network node, second signaling to the second network node to add one or more SCTP associations to the initial SCTP association, the second signaling including application protocol layer update signaling carrying a list of the one or more SCTP associations to be added.


US Pat. No. 11,071,163

USER APPARATUS, AND RESOURCE CONTROL METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...


1. A user apparatus for use in a mobile communication system that supports Device-to-Device (D2D) communication, comprising:a transmitter that transmits a resource request signal including a resource request to a base station in the mobile communication system to request a resource for D2D communication, the user apparatus being radio resource control (RRC) connected to the base station; and
a receiver that receives the resource for D2D communication assigned from the base station,
wherein the transmitter transmits a D2D signal to another user apparatus by using the resource for D2D communication assigned from the base station, and
wherein, after transmitting the resource request signal, the transmitter transmits, to the base station, a resource request signal, including the same resource request for the resource for D2D communication previously transmitted to the base station, indicating that the user apparatus does no longer require the resource for D2D communication.

US Pat. No. 11,071,157

ADDING A BASE STATION FOR DUAL CONNECTIVITY OF A WIRELESS DEVICE

Ofinno, LLC, Reston, VA ...


1. A method comprising:receiving, by a first base station from a second base station, at least one listen before talk (LBT) parameter based on one or more results of one or more LBT processes performed by the second base station on one or more licensed assisted access (LAA) cells;
transmitting, by the first base station to the second base station and based on the one or more results of the one or more LBT processes performed by the second base station, a request message to add the second base station for dual connectivity of a wireless device; and
transmitting, by the first base station to the wireless device, configuration parameters of the one or more LAA cells for communication with the second base station.

US Pat. No. 11,071,154

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD, TERMINAL DEVICE, AND NETWORK DEVICE

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...


1. A data transmission method, comprising:receiving a first downlink data packet sent by a network device, the first downlink data packet comprising a first reflective QoS indication RQI that is a first preset value;
keeping, according to the first preset value, a mapping rule of a first mapping relationship and a mapping rule of a second mapping relationship to be both unchanged, and receiving an radio resource control RRC message sent by the network device, the first mapping relationship being a mapping relationship from internet protocol IP flows to quality of service QoS flows, the second mapping relationship being a mapping relationship from QoS flows to data radio bearers DRBs, and the RRC message comprising a target mapping rule; and
determining, according to the RRC message, the mapping rule of the second mapping relationship, as the target mapping rule,
wherein before receiving the first RQI sent by the network device, the method further comprises:receiving a second downlink data packet sent by the network device, the second downlink data packet comprising a second RQI that is a second preset value;
activating, according to the second preset value, a first reflective QoS to update the first mapping relationship, and activating, according to the second preset value, a second reflective QoS to update the second mapping relationship, the updating the first mapping relationship comprising determining the first mapping relationship of the second downlink data packet as the first mapping relationship of a second uplink data packet, and the updating the second mapping relationship comprising determining the second mapping relationship of the second downlink data packet as the second mapping relationship of the second uplink data packet; and
sending the second uplink data packet to the network device;

wherein keeping, according to the first preset value, the mapping rule of the first mapping relationship and the mapping rule of the second mapping relationship to be both unchanged comprises:keeping an activation state of the first reflective QoS, and an activation state of the second reflective QoS.


US Pat. No. 11,071,151

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR CONNECTING A WIRELESS ACCESS POINT THROUGH AN APPLICATION IN A USER EQUIPMENT

SHANGHAI ZHANGMEN SCIENCE...


1. A method for connecting a wireless access point through a first application in a user equipment, comprising:obtaining a first wireless connection request regarding a target wireless access point; and
sending a second wireless connection request regarding the target wireless access point to a corresponding second application by invoking a first interface provided by the second application, wherein the second application and the first application are installed in the same user equipment and do not include a system of a user equipment, the first application is based on a script language which is not specific to the system of the user equipment, and the first interface is independent from the system of the user equipment, and the second application, based on the second wireless connection request, invokes a wireless connection interface of the system to establish a wireless connection between the user equipment and the target wireless access point.

US Pat. No. 11,071,144

VEHICLE-TO-EVERYTHING ULTRA-RELIABLE/LOW- LATENCY COMMUNICATIONS DESIGN

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...


9. A method for wireless communication, comprising:receiving a request-to-send (RTS) message from a wireless device during a shortened transmission time interval (TTI) reserved for use for priority communications to or from a vehicle having a first traffic priority level, the shortened TTI having a duration that is less than that of other TTIs used in other communications to or from the vehicle having a second traffic priority level which is less than the first traffic priority level, the RTS message indicating an identifier and a configuration for the priority communications during the shortened TTI, wherein the configuration for the priority communications comprises an indication of whether the RTS is a control RTS or a control-less RTS;
identifying a sequence based at least in part on the RTS message;
transmitting a clear-to-send (CTS) message indicating the sequence and using a set of resource blocks (RBs) having a same number of RBs as is used for the RTS message, wherein the sequence associates the CTS message with the RTS message; and
performing the priority communications with the wireless device from which the RTS message was received.

US Pat. No. 11,071,131

BASE STATION AND TRANSMISSION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...


1. A base station comprising:a receiver that receives a parameter and data from a second base station,
wherein the parameter is used for generating a downlink physical data channel and the data is to be transmitted toward a terminal;
a processor that generates the downlink physical data channel by performing processing of Layer 1 on the data using the parameter; and
a transmitter that transmits the generated downlink physical data channel,
wherein the base station is used as a first base station in a 5G wireless communication system including the first base station, the second base station that communicates with the first base station, and the terminal that communicates with the first base station,
wherein the first base station and the second base station belong to the 5G wireless communication system, and
wherein the second base station does not directly communicate with the terminal.

US Pat. No. 11,071,122

METHOD AND UNIT FOR RADIO RESOURCE MANAGEMENT USING REINFORCEMENT LEARNING

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...


1. A system comprising an agent node and a trainer node, wherein the agent node is configured to configure a radio resource parameter of a radio cell of a communication system wherein the trainer node is configured to:receive a training data message, associated with the radio cell, from the agent node, wherein the training data message comprises at least one of:a set of features representing a state of at least a part of the communication system at a first time period,
a control action performed by the agent node in the radio cell at the first time period,
the set of features at the second time period, or
a performance measurement;

store the received training data message in a database associated with the radio cell;
determine a control policy for the radio cell based on a Reinforcement Learning algorithm, and
transmit the determined control policy to the agent node; and, wherein the agent node is further configured to:obtain the control policy by receiving it from the trainer node;
determine the set of feature representing the state of at least a part of the communication system, at the first time period;
determine the control action to be performed for configuring the radio resource parameter in the radio cell at the first time period, out of a set of available control actions associated with the radio cell, based on the obtained control policy and the set of feature representing the state of the part of the communication system, at the first time period; and
configure the radio resource parameter of the radio cell based on the determined control action.


US Pat. No. 11,071,118

TERMINAL APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, METHOD OF A TERMINAL APPARATUS, AND METHOD OF A BASE STATION APPARATUS EACH USING A MEASUREMENT CONFIGURATION

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...


1. A terminal apparatus comprising a wireless circuitry and a radio resource control circuitry, the terminal apparatus communicating with a base station apparatus by carrier aggregation using a plurality of cells including at least a first cell and a second cell, each of the plurality of cells having a different frequency, whereinthe wireless circuitry is configured to and/or programmed to:
receive, from the base station apparatus, a measurement configuration, wherein
the measurement configuration includes measurement objects and reporting configurations,
one of the measurement objects and one of the reporting configurations are linked by a measurement identity,
each of the measurement objects indicates a measurement frequency, and
one or more of the reporting configurations each include a criterion related to event triggered reporting of measurements,
the event triggered reporting is triggered based on evaluation of the criterion relating to an event,
the event is related to a measurement reference cell of the plurality of cells,
the one or more of the reporting configurations each include an event identity for selecting the criterion relating to the event; and
the radio resource control circuitry is configured to and/or programmed to:
determine (i) the first cell as a measurement reference cell among the plurality of the cells based on a first measurement object linked to a first reporting configuration corresponding to a first event and (ii) the second cell as a measurement reference cell among the plurality of the cells based on a second measurement object linked to a second reporting configuration corresponding to a second event, and
perform a measurement of the first cell and a measurement of the second cell,
wherein (i) a measurement result of the first cell is used as a measurement result (Ms) of a serving cell in the first event and (ii) a measurement result of the second cell is used as a measurement result (Ms) of a serving cell in the second event.

US Pat. No. 11,071,109

METHOD FOR SELECTIVELY OPERATING DUPLEX MODE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUS FOR SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...


1. A method for selectively operating a duplex mode by a communication device in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:operating in an Half Duplex Radio (HDR) mode in a resource containing a physical channel or a signal used for an initial access prior to an Radio Resource Control (RRC) connection; and
operating in a Full Duplex Radio (FDR) mode after the initial access,
wherein the resource contains a resource for receiving a Physical Random Access Channel (PRACH), and
wherein a prescribed frequency band contiguous to the resource for receiving the PRACH is configured as a band capable of performing downlink transmission only.

US Pat. No. 11,071,099

RELIABLE INDICATION OF A CONTROL FORMAT INDICATOR VALUE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...


1. A method of wireless communication performed by a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving, in a message, an indication of a first set of subframes of a first type,wherein the first set of subframes is associated with a first control format indicator (CFI) value to be applied;

receiving, in the message, an indication of a second set of subframes of a second type,wherein the second set of subframes is associated with a second CFI value to be applied;

identifying that a subframe, in which the UE is operating, is included in the first set of subframes or the second set of subframes; and
selectively using the first CFI value or the second CFI value for the subframe based at least in part on identifying that the subframe is included in the first set of subframes or the second set of subframes.

US Pat. No. 11,071,093

LINK ADAPTION BY CHANNEL BUNDLING IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...


1. A method of reducing interference in a Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Avoidance (CSMA/CA) communication system wherein a communication link is established between a transmitter and a receiver by monitoring a channel for transmissions for a collision avoidance duration and only transmitting after a channel has been idle for the collision avoidance duration, the method comprising:determining an interference level at the transmitter for a transmission from the transmitter to the receiver;
comparing the determined interference level to a threshold value, wherein the threshold value is adjusted dynamically based on a type of the transmission; and
when the determined interference level does not exceed the threshold value, transmitting from the transmitter to the receiver on a channel that has been idle for a collision avoidance duration, and
when the determined interference level exceeds the threshold value, performing a link adaptation,
wherein performing the link adaptation comprises:identifying at least two channels that are idle for the collision avoidance duration,
applying a channel bundling by transmitting from the transmitter to the receiver on the at least two channels after the collision avoidance duration,

wherein the collision avoidance duration comprises an inter-frame space and a backoff period associated with each channel.

US Pat. No. 11,071,090

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNAL, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNAL

ZTE Corporation, Guangdo...


1. A method for transmitting a synchronization signal, comprising:determining, by a transmitting end, the synchronization signal;
transmitting, by the transmitting end, the synchronization signal determined to a receiving end, and
notifying, by the transmitting end, the receiving end of configuration information related to the synchronization signal determined;
wherein the determining, by a transmitting end, the synchronization signal comprises: determining, by the transmitting end, X synchronization signal groups, wherein each of the X synchronization signal groups comprises a respective one of N1, N2, . . . Nx types of downlink synchronization signals corresponding to transmission configuration, X is an integer greater than or equal to 1, N1, N2, . . . Nx are all integers greater than or equal to 1 and a sum Ntot of a total number of classifications of the downlink synchronization signals included in the X synchronization signal groups equals to N1+N2+ . . . +Nx;
the notifying, by the transmitting end, the receiving end of configuration information related to the synchronization signal determined comprises: determining, by the transmitting end, M physical broadcast channels; notifying, by the transmitting end, the receiving end of the configuration information related to the synchronization signal determined through the M physical broadcast channels; wherein each of the M physical broadcast channels is bound to a respective one of Ntot types of the downlink synchronization signals, M is a positive integer less than or equal to Ntot; or the M physical broadcast channels are bound to part or all of the synchronization signals among the Ntot types of the downlink synchronization signals;
in the case that the configuration information related to the synchronization signal determined is notified to the receiving end by the transmitting end in the manner of being indicated by the sequence group to which the sequence of the synchronization signal belongs, at least one of the followings is met:it is promised by the transmitting end and the receiving end that available sequences of the synchronization signals are divided into Y sequence groups, wherein Y is a natural number greater than 1, wherein an index of each of the Y sequence groups is used for indicating at least one of the followings: the resource allocation information about a synchronization signal classification and/or a synchronization signal group to which the synchronization signal belongs; the resource configuration information about the X synchronization signal groups; and at least one parameter of a group consisting of: Ntot, N1, N2, . . . Nx and X;
it is promised by the transmitting end and the receiving end that the number of repetitions of the sequence of the synchronization signals is adopted for indicating at least one the followings: the resource allocation information about the synchronization signal classification and/or synchronization signal group to which the synchronization signal belongs; the resource allocation information about the X synchronization signal groups; and at least one parameter of a group consisting of: Ntot, N1, N2, . . . Nx and X;

in the case that the configuration information related to the synchronization signal determined is notified to the receiving end by the transmitting end in the manner of being indicated by the frequency domain mapping of the synchronization signal, features about the number of sub-carriers in the frequency domain mapping and/or positions of the sub-carriers are adopted for indicating at least one of the followings:the resource allocation information about the synchronization signal group corresponding to the synchronization signal; the resource allocation information about the X synchronization signal groups; and at least one parameter of a group consisting of: Ntot, N1, N2, . . . Nx and X; and

in the case that the configuration information related to the synchronization signal determined is notified to the receiving end by the transmitting end in the manner of being indicated by the time domain mapping of the synchronization signal, a parameter about a transmitting time interval of the same type of synchronization signal in the time domain is adopt for indicating at least one of the followings:
the resource allocation information about the synchronization signal group corresponding to the synchronization signal; the resource allocation information about the X synchronization signal groups; and at least one parameter of a group consisting of: Ntot, N1, N2, . . . Nx and X.

US Pat. No. 11,071,082

SECONDARY NODE, A CENTRAL NODE AND METHODS THEREIN FOR POSITIONING OF A DEVICE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK


1. A method performed by a secondary node for enabling positioning of a device in a wireless communications network, the method comprising:receiving a positioning data packet request from a primary node to the device;
determining the transmitting time of the positioning data packet request based on the reception time of the positioning data packet request in the secondary node and the position of the primary node and the secondary node;
receiving a request response from the device to the primary node; and
enabling positioning of the device based on the determined transmitting time of the positioning data packet request and the reception time of the received request response.

US Pat. No. 11,071,079

SYNCHRONIZING MULTIPLE-INPUT/MULTIPLE-OUTPUT SIGNALS IN DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEMS

Andrew Wireless Systems G...


1. A method comprising:transmitting signals between a head-end unit and remote units of a telecommunication system;
determining that a first delay of a signal path between the head-end unit and a first remote unit of the remote units is greater than each delay of signal paths between the headend unit and other remote units;
determining if a difference of the first delay from delays in other signal paths is greater than a threshold;
configuring, based on the first delay when the difference between the first delay from the delays in the other signal paths is not greater than the threshold and based on another delay when the difference between the first delay from the delays in the other signal paths is greater than the threshold, the telecommunication system to delay transmission of additional signals such that the additional signals are simultaneously transmitted to another unit by either the head-end unit or the remote units;
wherein the signals comprise Ethernet-framed data representing a set of multiple-input/multiple-output signals;
further wherein determining the first delay is greater than the delay of signal paths between the head-end unit and other remote units includes:setting a real-time clock for the head-end unit and the remote units;
for each remote unit of the remote units:
transmitting between the head-end unit and the remote unit a message comprising an instruction to transmit a responsive message at a first time,
identifying a second time at which the responsive message is received by the head-end unit or the remote unit,
determining a delay from a difference between the first time and the second time; and
identifying a greatest delay among the remote units.


US Pat. No. 11,071,078

DISCOVERY AND SYNCHRONIZATION CHANNELS FOR USER-TRACKING ZONES IN A CELLULAR NETWORK

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...


1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:detecting a synchronization channel over a single frequency network (SFN) at a user equipment (UE), wherein the synchronization channel includes a reference signal and an encoded payload;
extracting a zone identifier (ID) embedded in the reference signal, wherein the extracting includes searching the synchronization channel using available predefined zone IDs and available time offsets until detecting the zone ID; and
in response to extracting the zone ID:synchronizing timing at the UE using the reference signal; and
decoding the encoded payload.


US Pat. No. 11,071,069

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING A POWER HEADROOM REPORT OF A UE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...


1. A method of a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:in case that a first message to perform a handover from a first base station to a second base station is received, from the first base station, performing a medium

access control (MAC) reset, wherein performing the MAC reset includes stopping a power headroom report (PHR) periodic timer;receiving, from the second base station, first information related to a first uplink resource;
in case that the first uplink resource is first allocated for a new transmission since the MAC reset is performed, starting the stopped PHR periodic timer;
transmitting, to the second base station, a second message to confirm the handover using the first uplink resource;
triggering a PHR, in case that the started PHR periodic timer expires;
receiving, from the second base station, second information related to a second uplink resource; and
transmitting, to the second base station, the triggered PHR using the second uplink resource.

US Pat. No. 11,070,994

CHANNEL TRACKING IN A WIRELESS HOME NETWORK

ON SEMICONDUCTOR CONNECTI...


1. A method of operating a wireless access point (WAP) comprising:supporting wireless communications with a plurality of station nodes on a selected communication channel of a plurality of communication channels of an associated wireless local area network (WLAN), the WAP comprising a plurality of multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) transmit and receive paths; and
intermittently switching one of the plurality of MIMO receive paths to concurrently process both communications on the selected communication channel together with monitoring communications on unselected channels of the plurality of communication channels associated with the WLAN.

US Pat. No. 11,067,388

3D ASSET INSPECTION

The Charles Machine Works...


1. A method of using a suspended probe carrying onboard first and second cameras, an odometer, a 3D sensor, and a central processing unit, the onboard first and second cameras having vertically aligned nodal points and a fixed separation distance, and further carrying an odometer, the method comprising:using the first camera to produce one or more images of a physical asset;
raising or lowering the suspended probe by the fixed separation distance; and
using the second camera to produce one or more images, in which the steps are carried out within an underground vertical structure, in which a human may enter the vertical structure through a manhole;
recording odometer data as the probe is raised or lowered;
using the 3D sensor to capture one or more 3D data frames of the physical asset as the probe is raised or lowered;
performing a data synthesis process including:using the central processing unit to link the odometer data to the one or more produced images and the one or more 3D data frames;
using the central processing unit to associate the one or more produced images and the one or more 3D data frames with a physical point in real-world space based on the odometry data;
relating the one or more produced images to the 3D data frames by relating a point in each 3D data frame to a pixel in each of the one or more images based on a known physical geometry of the positioning of the 3D sensor relative to the first and second cameras;

displaying the synthesized data to a user as a 3D computer graphics model; and
measuring a distance between a first point and a second point on the displayed 3D graphics model.

US Pat. No. 11,065,547

SYSTEMS AND METHODS THAT ENABLE PLAYER MATCHING FOR MULTI-PLAYER ONLINE GAMES

Riot Games, Inc., Los An...


1. A computer-implemented method for matching a plurality of players of an online multiuser game system, the method comprising:enabling, for each player of the plurality of players, a game client associated with the player to establish a plurality of real-time interactive game sessions with the online multiuser game system over a public network;
storing, for each player of the plurality of players, a plurality of commendation vectors, each commendation vector of the plurality of commendation vectors being defined by one other player of the plurality of players into behavior data of the player based on a selection of a corresponding one of a plurality of pre-defined commendation types by the one other player;
calculating, for each player of the plurality of players, a category score for each commendation type of the plurality of pre-defined commendation types based on a number of times the commendation type is identified in the behavior data of the player;
determining, for each player of the plurality of players, a personality category of a plurality of pre-defined personality categories based on the category scores calculated for the player and a set of pre-defined thresholds associated with the personality category; and
matching a first player of the plurality of players with at least a second player of the plurality of players for a real-time interactive game session based at least in part on the determined personality categories for both the first player and the second player.

US Pat. No. 11,071,217

DEVICE FOR FASTENING A PLATE


1. A device for fastening a plate, the device comprising:a receiving structure having at least one abutment for receiving the plate and a fastener for fastening the plate,
wherein the fastener comprises at least one snap arm, which is adapted to swivel in an elastic manner about an axis that extends perpendicular to a main surface of the plate, and wherein the at least one snap arm presses the plate against the at least one abutment under pre-tension, and
wherein the receiving structure is a housing part having a bottom wall and side walls that extend from the bottom wall, wherein the at least one snap arm extends from one of the side walls, wherein the plate is positioned such that the main surface of the plate is parallel to the bottom wall and wherein the axis about which the at least one snap arm swivels is parallel to the one of the side walls.

US Pat. No. 11,071,208

CIRCUIT BOARD COMPONENT LAYOUT DETERMINATION METHOD

PORTWELL INC., New Taipe...


1. A circuit board component layout determination method, comprising the steps of:(1) deciding a circuit board specification, and quantity and specification of all components to be placed on the circuit board;
(2) calculating a total area occupied by the components to be placed on the circuit board under a normal operation, and calculating a layout area of the circuit board, wherein the layout area of the circuit board is obtained by subtracting the area of the circuit board that cannot be laid from the circuit board area of the circuit board;
(3) analyzing layout density of circuit board components to obtain a layout density percentage of the circuit board components;
(4) determining whether or not the placement of the components is feasible according to the density percentage of the circuit board components, and if yes, carrying out the step (5), if not, returning to the step (1); and
(5) proceed to formally place the components onto the circuit board,
wherein the step (3) calculates an area of the circuit board that can be laid for all components intended to be laid on the circuit board, and calculates the total occupied area of all components installed on the circuit board under a normal operation, and uses the total occupied area of the components as a numerator and the area of the circuit board that can be laid as a denominator to obtain the circuit board component layout density percentage.

US Pat. No. 11,071,207

ELECTRONIC MODULE

IMBERATEK, LLC, Herndon,...


1. An electronic module, comprising:a first conductive-pattern layer and a second conductive-pattern layer disposed on the first conductive-pattern layer, the second conductive-pattern layer having a first surface;
an insulating-material layer disposed on the first surface of the second conductive-pattern layer;
at least one installation cavity disposed in the insulating-material layer;
a component disposed within the at least one installation cavity, the component comprising contact zones comprising aluminum;
first contact bumps disposed on the first surface of the second conductive-pattern layer, the first contact bumps electrically connected thereto; and
second contact bumps disposed on the contact zones and electrically connected thereto,
wherein at least one of the first conductive-pattern layer and the second conductive-pattern layer comprises at least two layers of at least two different materials.

US Pat. No. 11,071,203

CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE ARRANGEMENT WITH IMPROVED ELECTRICAL CONTACT

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...


1. A circuit carrier arrangement, comprising:an insulated metal substrate including:a base layer (2) which comprises aluminum,
a circuit layer (3) which comprises copper, and
a dielectric layer (4) which is arranged between the base layer (2) and the circuit layer (3),

an opening (5) which runs through the base layer (2), the circuit layer (3) and the dielectric layer (4) of the insulated metal substrate, and
an electrical contact (6) between the base layer (2) and the circuit layer (3), wherein the electrical contact (6) comprises a rivet (7),
wherein a force-fitting connection (8) is formed between the rivet (7) and the base layer (2), and
wherein a cohesive connection (9) is formed between the rivet (7) and the circuit layer (3).

US Pat. No. 11,071,186

CHARGING AN INPUT CAPACITOR OF A LOAD CONTROL DEVICE

Lutron Technology Company...


1. A system for controlling an amount of power delivered from an alternating-current (AC) power source to an electrical load, the system comprising:a power device adapted to be coupled to the electrical load and configured to control the amount of power delivered from the AC power source to the electrical load; and
a controller comprising a controllably conductive device adapted to be electrically coupled between the AC power source and the power device, the controller configured to render the controllably conductive device conductive and non-conductive to generate a phase-control voltage that is received by the power device;
wherein the power device comprises a power converter configured to receive an input voltage at an input and generate a bus voltage, and an input capacitor coupled across the input of the power converter, the power device configured to charge the input capacitor from the bus voltage when the controllably conductive device of the controller is non-conductive, and
wherein the power device further comprises a power supply configured to receive the bus voltage and charge the input capacitor when the controllably conductive device of the controller is non conductive.

US Pat. No. 11,071,167

METHOD, APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND DEVICE FOR MANAGING A SESSION CORRESPONDING TO MULTIPLE SESSION MANAGEMENT FUNCTION NETWORK ELEMENTS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...


1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a first session management function network element, a session request message from a second session management function network element, wherein the session request message requests to establish a new branch of an established session, and the established session includes an established branch corresponding to a first anchor user plane function network element managed by the second session management function network element;
selecting, by the first session management function network element, a second anchor user plane function network element corresponding to the new branch of the established session;
allocating, by the first session management function network element, internet protocol (IP) information of a terminal device to the new branch of the established session based on the selected second anchor user plane function network element; and
sending, by the first session management function network element, the IP information of the terminal device to the second session management function network element, wherein the IP information of the terminal device is usable to obtain policy information corresponding to the IP information of the terminal device.

US Pat. No. 11,071,159

USE OF GROUP DELAY VARIATION AS A BASIS TO CONTROL CONFIGURATION OF DUAL-CONNECTIVITY SERVICE

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...


1. A method for controlling configuration of dual-connectivity service for a user equipment device (UE),wherein the dual-connectivity service comprises the UE being served concurrently over a first connection according to a first radio access technology (RAT) and over a second connection according to a second RAT, the method comprising:
determining, by a first access node with which the UE has the first connection according to the first RAT, group delay variations of multiple candidate second access nodes, including determining a group delay variation respectively of each second access node of the multiple candidate second access nodes;
selecting by the first access node one of the second access nodes from among the multiple candidate second access nodes, the selecting being based on a comparison of the determined group delay variation of the one second access node with the determined group delay variation respectively of each other second access node of the multiple candidate second access node; and
based on the selecting, configuring the dual-connectivity service for the UE, with the UE having the first connection with the first access node and having the second connection with the selected second access node,
wherein configuring the dual-connectivity service for the UE with the UE having the first connection with the first access node and having the second connection with the selected second access node comprises (i) engaging by the first access node in signaling to configure the second connection between the UE and the selected second access node and (ii) engaging by the first access node in signaling to establish for the UE a split bearer so that the first access node and the selected second access node can both serve the UE with data communications.

US Pat. No. 11,071,155

RATE CONTROL OF DEVICE-TO-DEVICE BASED RELAY COMMUNICATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...


1. A method of wireless communication of a first user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving a signal from a second UE through a device-to-device (D2D) communication channel, wherein the signal comprises information on a transmit power used by the second UE to transmit the signal;
receiving a message from the second UE through radio resource control (RRC), the message configuring the first UE to transmit feedback periodically based on a feedback transmission period, and the message includes the feedback transmission period, wherein the feedback transmission period is based on a number of configured subframes;
determining a feedback based on the received signal within the number of configured subframes; and
transmitting the feedback to adjust transmission of the signal at the second UE, wherein the first UE is configured to transmit periodic feedback based on the number of configured subframes in the feedback transmission period.

US Pat. No. 11,071,152

ACCESS BARRING AND RADIO RESOURCE CONTROL CONNECTION IN NEW RADIO TO LONG-TERM EVOLUTION VOICE FALLBACK

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...


1. A method of wireless communication performed by a user equipment (UE), comprising:identifying that a radio resource control (RRC) connection is to be established for evolved packet system (EPS) fallback or inter radio access technology (RAT) fallback from new radio (NR) for a voice call;
determining, based at least in part on identifying that the RRC connection is to be established for EPS fallback or inter RAT fallback from NR for the voice call, that an establishment cause received from a network access stratum (NAS) layer does not indicate high priority access;
overriding the establishment cause such that the establishment cause indicates a mobile originated (MO) voice call based at least in part on determining that the establishment cause received from the NAS layer does not indicate high priority access; and
performing an access barring check of an MO voice call based at least in part on overriding the establishment cause such that the establishment cause indicates an MO voice call.

US Pat. No. 11,071,149

MULTEFIRE DESIGN OF RANDOM ACCESS CHANNEL AND RANDOM ACCESS CHANNEL PROCEDURE FOR INTERNET OF THINGS DEVICE OPERATION IN UNLICENSED SPECTRUM

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...


1. An apparatus of an enhanced Machine Type Communication (eMTC) user equipment (UE), the apparatus comprising:processing circuitry arranged to:decode control information from an evolved NodeB (eNB) on an anchor channel operating in an unlicensed band, the control information comprising a master information block (MIB) and System Information Broadcast Anchor (SIB-A-Mt) that provides a Random Access Channel (RACH) resource configuration for a RACH procedure and a dwell time for data channels in the unlicensed band;
wherein a hopping sequence of the data channels is derived from an identifier of the eNB or received in the control information;
determine, from the RACH resource configuration, RACH resources of at least one of the anchor channel or data channels on which to transmit uplink (UL) RACH messages and on which to monitor for downlink (DL) RACH messages of the RACH procedure; and
encode the UL RACH messages for transmission to the eNB and decode the DL RACH messages received from the eNB on the RACH resources as part of the RACH procedure; and

a memory configured to store the RACH resource configuration for the eMTC UE.

US Pat. No. 11,071,143

DATA SENDING METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...


1. A data sending method, implemented by an apparatus, the method comprising:determining an interlace scheduled for the apparatus, wherein the interlace is within a bandwidth;
performing clear channel assessment (CCA) channel detection on the interlace without performing CCA channel detection on any other portion of the bandwidth to obtain a channel energy value for the interlace;
determining whether the channel energy value is less than a preset energy threshold; and
sending uplink data to a base station on the interlace in response to the channel energy value for the interlace being less than the preset energy threshold.

US Pat. No. 11,071,133

CROSS-LINK INTERFERENCE DETECTION AND MITIGATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...


13. A method of wireless communication performed by a wireless node, comprising:receiving a reference signal (RS) configuration that indicates a first RS resource set and a second RS resource set for transmission of RS, wherein the first RS resource set is included in a first group of RS resource sets to be used by multiple wireless nodes of a base station to transmit RSs, and wherein the second RS resource set is included in a second group of RS resource sets to be used by a subset of the multiple wireless nodes to transmit RSs;
transmitting a first RS on the first RS resource set; and
transmitting a second RS on the second RS resource set,
wherein a hierarchical relationship between the first RS resource set and the second RS resource set are indicated in the RS configuration signaled to the wireless node.

US Pat. No. 11,071,129

BUFFER STATUS REPORT TRANSMISSION AND DEVICE

BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOF...


1. A method of transmitting a buffer status report, the method being applicable to a user device, and the method comprising:receiving a configuration message sent by a base station;
determining uplink resource allocation indication information sent by the base station and an uplink transmission time interval corresponding to the uplink resource allocation indication information based on the configuration message;
determining an estimated duration based on the time interval;
determining a buffer status report trigger time, and a time of a physical downlink control channel that precedes the buffer status report trigger time;
determining whether there is an uplink shared channel resource available in an uplink transmission opportunity, the uplink transmission opportunity being within a time range of the estimated duration from the buffer status report trigger time or from the time of the physical downlink control channel; and
sending a buffer status report to the base station when there is an uplink shared channel resource available in the uplink transmission opportunity.

US Pat. No. 11,071,124

METHOD FOR CONNECTING TO A BASE STATION WITH FLEXIBLE BANDWIDTH

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...


1. A method for receiving data, the method performed by a wireless apparatus and comprising:receiving, from a serving cell supporting new radio access technology (NR), information related to cell-specific reference signal (CRS) of a long term evolution (LTE) cell, which includes information related to a CRS antenna port for the CRS of the LTE cell and information related to a v-shift value for the CRS of the LTE cell, based on the wireless apparatus supporting the NR;
determining resource elements (REs) used for the CRS of the LTE cell based on the information related to the CRS of the LTE cell; and
receiving, from the serving cell supporting the NR, the data, which is related to the NR,
wherein the data is not mapped in the REs that are used for the CRS of the LTE cell,
wherein the data is received based on an assumption that the data is rate-matched in one or more REs except for the REs used for the CRS of the LTE cell, and
wherein the data is rate-matched in the one or more REs except for the REs used for the CRS of the LTE cell, based on that a subcarrier spacing for the data, which is related to the NR, is 15 kHz.

US Pat. No. 11,071,115

INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD AND RELATED PRODUCT

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...


1. A method for information processing, comprising:obtaining, by a user equipment, a mapping relationship between N and M, wherein the N is a maximum number of beams for obtaining a cell quality, and the M is a number of beams actually sent by a network equipment; and
determining, by the user equipment, the N based on the mapping relationship between the N and the M, and/or the M;
wherein each mapping relationship between the N and the M corresponds to at least one period when there are a plurality of mapping relationships between the N and the M, wherein the period corresponding to the mapping relationship between the N and the M is configured by the network equipment.

US Pat. No. 11,071,095

LAYER 1 AND LAYER 2 CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION RICH REPORTING MECHANISMS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...


1. A method in a user equipment of reporting multi-beam channel state information, CSI, in uplink control information, UCI, the method including:providing an indication of a plurality of beam index pairs in the UCI in a first transmission, each beam index pair corresponding to a beam k;
providing an indication of at least one of a beam power, a beam rotation and a channel quality index, CQI, in the UCI in a second transmission; and
a beam power pk of a beam k is a real number such that a cophasing factor ck can be expressed ck=c?kpk, where |c?k|2=1 and at least one of beam rotations r1 and r2 are real numbers such that beam directions for beam k, ?1,k and ?2,k can be expressed as ?1,k=??1,k+r1 and ?2,k=??2,k+r2.

US Pat. No. 11,071,092

RESPONSE MESSAGE TRANSMISSION METHOD AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...


1. A response message transmission method, comprising:receiving, by a relay user equipment, a request message from a remote user equipment, wherein the request message carries indication information;
sending, by the relay user equipment to a base station, a resource request carrying the indication information to prompt the base station to determine a relay communication period of the remote user equipment according to the indication information and to allocate a first initial resource in the relay communication period to the relay user equipment, wherein the relay communication period is a period of time used by the relay user equipment to communicate with the remote user equipment to allow the remote user equipment to access the base station through the relay user equipment;
determining, by the relay user equipment, a first target resource based on the first initial resource; and
sending, by the relay user equipment, a response message corresponding to the request message to the remote user equipment using the first target resource in the relay communication period.

US Pat. No. 11,071,091

CONTENTION LEVEL SIGNALING FOR RESOURCE POOLS


1. A method, comprising:determining, by network equipment comprising a processor, contention levels for respective ones of a group of resource pools, resulting in determined contention levels, wherein a resource pool of the group of resource pools comprises resources pooled to be offered as a group of resources for selection by a user equipment based on the determined contention levels, wherein ones of resources of the resource pool were selected based on power control parameters of the ones of the resources; and
communicating, by the network equipment to the user equipment, the determined contention levels, resulting in an enabling of the user equipment to select the resource pool from the group of resource pools based on the determined contention levels.

US Pat. No. 11,071,081

VALIDATION SUB-SYSTEM FOR TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM

CommScope Technologies LL...


1. A method comprising:simultaneously receiving, by a wireless receiver, beacon signals at a common frequency from a first access point and a second access point, the first access point and the second access point each configured for multiple-input/multiple-output operation, respectively, wherein each of the beacon signals has a data sequence that is different than other beacon signals, wherein the first access point and the second access point are associated with different respective multiple-input/multiple-output channels emitting different signals;
determining, by a processing device and based on a correlation of the data sequences from the beacon signals as simultaneously received by the wireless receiver, an interaction between the first access point and the second access point detected by determining channel responses for channels between the first access point and the wireless receiver and between the second access point and the wireless receiver;
outputting, by the processing device and based on the channel responses, an indicator that the first access point and the second access point are suitable for a specified multiple-input/multiple-output configuration of a telecommunication system for providing multiple-input/multiple-output wireless coverage using the first access point and the second access point.

US Pat. No. 11,071,080

INFORMATION RECEIVING METHOD, INFORMATION SENDING METHOD, AND DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...


1. An information sending method performed by a first access network device, wherein the method comprises:determining a timing adjustment amount, wherein the timing adjustment amount is an adjustment amount between a first timing at which the first access network device sends a first downlink signal to a first terminal device on a first frequency band and a second timing at which the first access network device sends a second downlink signal to the first terminal device on a second frequency band, wherein the first frequency band and the second frequency band are paired frequency bands;
sending first indication information to the first terminal device, wherein the first indication information indicates the timing adjustment amount;
sending second indication information to the first terminal device, wherein the second indication information indicates that the first terminal device uses the timing adjustment amount indicated by the first indication information; and
sending the first downlink signal to the first terminal device on the first frequency band, wherein a second access network device receives an uplink signal from a second terminal device on the first frequency band, and when the first downlink signal reaches the second access network device,a symbol carrying the first downlink signal is aligned with a symbol carrying the uplink signal; or
a time difference between a symbol carrying the first downlink signal and a symbol carrying the uplink signal is less than or equal to a length of a cyclic prefix, wherein the cyclic prefix is a cyclic prefix of the symbol carrying the first downlink signal or a cyclic prefix of the symbol carrying the uplink signal, whichever of the cyclic prefixes has a smaller length.


US Pat. No. 11,071,075

APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING SYNCHRONOUS SIGNAL, TERMINAL FOR RECEIVING SYNCHRONOUS SIGNAL AND METHOD THEREOF

SK TELECOM CO., LTD., Se...


1. An apparatus for transmitting a synchronization signal, the apparatus comprising:a radio resource configuring unit configured to:divide a radio resource designated for synchronization into a timing synchronization frequency region and a beam synchronization frequency region, and
form a plurality of radio resource blocks in the beam synchronization frequency region, each of the plurality of radio resource blocks including two or more neighboring radio resource elements among radio resource elements included in the beam synchronization frequency region;

a timing synchronization performing unit configured to transmit, to a terminal through at least one antenna beam generated in the timing synchronization frequency region, a first synchronization signal for frequency synchronization and a second synchronization signal for frame synchronization in order to perform timing synchronization; and
a beamforming synchronization performing unit configured to transmit a beam synchronization signal, as a third synchronization signal, to the terminal through antenna beams generated for the plurality of radio resource blocks formed in the beam synchronization frequency region in order to perform beamforming synchronization,
wherein:
the number of the radio resource elements included in each of the plurality of radio resource blocks is determined by the number of antenna beams being able to be generated by the terminal receiving the beam synchronization signal.

US Pat. No. 11,071,072

PREAMBLE SYMBOL RECEIVING METHOD AND DEVICE


1. A preamble symbol receiving method, characterized by comprising the following steps:receiving a signal;
processing the received signal;
determining whether the processed signal obtained contains a preamble symbol; and
in response to determining that the processed signal contains the preamble symbol, determining a position of the preamble symbol and demodulating signalling information carried by the preamble symbol,
wherein the received preamble symbol comprises at least one time-domain symbol generated by using a combination of at least one first three-segment structure and at least one second three-segment structure according to a predefined generation rule,
the first three-segment structure containing:a first time-domain main body signal,
a first prefix generated based on a first portion, less than an entirety, of the first time-domain main body signal, and
a postfix generated based on a portion, less than an entirety, of the first portion of the first time-domain main body signal, and

the second three-segment structure containing:a second time-domain main body signal,
a second prefix generated based on a second portion, less than an entirety, of the second time-domain main body signal, and
a hyper prefix generated based on a portion, less than an entirety, of the second portion of the second time-domain main body signal,

wherein the first time-domain main body signal and the second time-domain main body signal are a same time-domain main body signal or two different time-domain main body signals.

US Pat. No. 11,071,071

METHOD FOR OPTIMIZING POWER SUPPLY LIFE OF AN INDUSTRIAL SENSOR PLATFORM

Schneider Electric Indust...


1. A computer implemented method for optimizing power supply life time of an industrial sensor platform comprising a processing unit, a power supply, and a transmitter, the method comprising:identifying an industrial sensor connected to the platform for measuring sensor measurement values;
verifying a functional setting of the platform;
determining sensor power consumption and sensor measurement time is of the identified industrial sensor;
determining transmission power consumption of the transmitter;
acquiring input parameter settings comprising an expected battery life time, a sensor reading interval Ts and periodic transmission interval Tw;
calculating an optimum for power supply life time, sensor reading interval Ts, and periodic transmission interval Tw, based on the sensor power consumption, the transmission power consumption, voltage of the power supply, and the functional setting of the platform;
adjusting settings for sensor reading interval Ts and periodic transmission interval Tw according to the optimum calculated.

US Pat. No. 11,071,070

RECEIVING A POWER HEADROOM VALUE OF A REFERENCE SUBFRAME DURING AN UPLINK SUBFRAME

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


1. A method comprising:transmitting during a first subframe, by a base station, an uplink grant triggered in response to transmitting a trigger during a validation duration, the uplink grant indicating resource blocks;
transmitting, during the validation duration, the trigger indicating an uplink subframe for reception via the resource blocks; and
receiving, during the uplink subframe and via the resource blocks, a power headroom value determined for a reference subframe, wherein the reference subframe:is after the first subframe; and
is before the uplink subframe.


US Pat. No. 11,068,826

ENTERPRISE SKILLS DEVELOPMENT USING COGNITIVE COMPUTING

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...


1. A method for enterprise skill development using cognitive computing, by a processor device, comprising:applying, by the processor device, cognitive computing to analyze user data from an information system to identify a user's Enterprise Skills Index (ESI) of enterprise skills and skill-gaps by inputting and analyzing a plurality of indices for average achievement within the enterprise;
prior to a performance of applying the cognitive computing analysis, training the information system, by the processor device, using a knowledge database, the knowledge database containing a collaborative input of unstructured user data, wherein the knowledge database is provided by an authorized enterprise training provider and contains sample datasets scanned as input for cognitive analysis according to a predetermined algorithm to provide output audited by human correctors; wherein the plurality of indices comprises a plurality of pillars; and wherein respective ones of the plurality of pillars comprise each of: an indication of an estimate of years of experience remaining; an indication of a current knowledge or skill set; an indication of a desired skill set; and an indication of a desire for skill growth;
generating by the processor device, using the trained information system and without user input, a synthesis of hypotheses of causes of the identified skill-gaps based upon a comparison of the user data and information regarding a particular one of the enterprise skills gathered using the knowledge database to identify specific components that constitute the skill-gaps; wherein the skill-gaps are identified by comparing a mean of requisite skills for a particular job or position within the enterprise to a mean of skills of the user relevant to the particular job, wherein the synthesis of hypothesis comprise an amalgamation of the causes of the identified skill-gaps to identify the specific components that require user-attention to achieve the mean of requisite skills for the particular job or position, and wherein the information system uses natural language processing to consume information from multiple sources of the knowledge database, filters the information according to the cognitive computing analysis, generates the hypotheses based on the input of unstructured user data, and performs evidence scoring according to evidence supporting the hypothesis retrieved from the knowledge database to indicate a confidence ranking of the generated synthesis of hypotheses, the confidence ranking represented by a percentage score indicative of how confident the trained information system is that each of the specific components requiring user-attention are actually the causes of the identified skill-gaps; and
in response to generating the synthesis of hypotheses, presenting on a display using an application programming interface (API), by the processor device, a structured data template containing recommendations to the user to bridge the identified skill-gaps so as to increase the user's ESI associated with the particular one of the enterprise skills; wherein the recommendations are ranked according to the confidence ranking of the generated synthesis of hypothesis.

US Pat. No. 11,066,745

ANTISTATIC COATINGS FOR PLASTIC VESSELS

SIO2 MEDICAL PRODUCTS, IN...


1. A method of reducing static charge of a plastic vessel comprising an internal support surface and an external support surface, the method comprising providing a vapor deposited antistatic coating selected from the group consisting of SiCOH, SiOx having silanol or other polar terminating bonds, SiOH, and a combination thereof, to an external support surface of the vessel, to reduce the static charge of the vessel compared to a reference container that is essentially identical to the vessel except that the reference container has an uncoated external support surface.

US Pat. No. 11,071,222

ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING METAL MATERIAL

Samsung Electronics Co., ...


1. An electronic device comprising:a first cover forming a first surface of the electronic device;
a second cover forming a second surface of the electronic device;
a side member surrounding an inner space between the first cover and the second cover; and
a display disposed in the inner space and viewed through at least a portion of the first cover,
wherein the side member includes a metal portion forming a third surface between the first surface and the second surface of the electronic device and a polymer portion bonded to the metal portion,
wherein the polymer portion includes a first portion facing an edge of the first cover and/or an edge of the second cover, and
wherein, when viewed in a direction substantially perpendicular to the third surface, the first portion of the polymer portion is covered by the metal portion such that the first portion is invisible from an outside of the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 11,071,220

FEEDTHROUGH WITH FLAT CONDUCTOR

Schott AG, Mainz (DE)


1. A feedthrough assembly, comprising:a housing part having at least two openings; and
at least one conductor embedded in a glass or a glass ceramic material that is fed into each of the respective openings, each conductor having a substantially round cross section in a glazing area and a rectangular cross section in at least one of a first region or a second region located at least one of above or below the glazing area to form a part of a flat conductor having rectangular regions, the parts of the flat conductor arranged at least one of above or below the glazing area being joined adjacent to one another to result in a cumulative flat conductor having a rectangular common cross section with a total width expansion that extends over the at least two openings, and a diameter of the at least two openings is smaller than a width of each rectangular region of the respective part of the flat conductor,
wherein the width is measured perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the at least one conductor and the rectangular cross section defines a thickness that is measured perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the at least one conductor and is perpendicular relative to the width, the width being 3 to 7 times the thickness.

US Pat. No. 11,071,214

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MULTILAYER WIRING BOARD


1. A method of manufacturing a multilayer wiring board comprising:providing a laminated sheet comprising, in sequence, a first support, a first release layer, and a metal layer;
alternately stacking wiring layers and insulating layers on a surface of the metal layer to give a multilayer laminate, wherein an n-th wiring layer being the uppermost layer includes an n-th connection pad;
bonding a second support having an opening on a surface, remote from the laminated sheet, of the multilayer laminate with a second release layer therebetween, such that at least a part of the n-th connection pad is disposed within the opening to give a reinforced multilayer laminate, wherein the second release layer is applied to the entire area or the partial area of the surface to be bonded of the second support;
releasing the first support from the reinforced multilayer laminate at the position of the first release layer; and
putting conductors into contact with the n-th connection pads of the reinforced multilayer laminate to perform electrical inspection;
wherein a release strength of the second release layer is higher than the release strength of the first release layer.

US Pat. No. 11,071,212

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...


1. A semiconductor device manufacturing method; comprising:preparing a multilayer board and a plurality of contact parts, the multilayer board including an insulating layer; a circuit pattern layer formed on a front surface of the insulating layer, and a metal layer formed on a rear surface of the insulating layer and having an area larger than an area of the circuit pattern layer in a plan view of the multilayer board;
arranging each of the plurality of contact parts on the circuit pattern layer of the multilayer board via a bonding material;
arranging a pressing area of a main surface of a plate-shaped holding jig on the plurality of contact parts; and
while heating the multilayer board, pressing the plurality of contact parts against the multilayer board by inclining the pressing area of the holding jig to conform to a warp of the multilayer board.

US Pat. No. 11,071,209

FITTING STRUCTURE FOR CONDUCTIVE SHEET AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

NEC Platforms, Ltd., Kan...


1. A fitting structure for a conductive sheet, comprising:a conductive member, which is arranged in a predetermined region of a first case piece of an electronic device that includes the first case piece and a second case piece, the first case piece and the second case piece being separably coupled to each other, and is electrically connected to a ground pattern of the electronic device; and
a conductive sheet, which includes a conductive layer, and is arranged in the second case piece so as to be opposed to the predetermined region of the first case piece,
wherein, under a state in which the first case piece and the second case piece are coupled to each other, the conductive layer of the conductive sheet is brought into contact with the conductive member and is electrically connected to the ground pattern of the electronic device,
wherein the predetermined region is:a partial region on a substrate assembly arranged in the first case piece; and
a region in which an operation of the electronic device is possibly influenced by an extrinsic noise, or a region in which an unnecessary electromagnetic wave from the electronic device itself is required to be reduced or suppressed,

wherein the conductive sheet is bonded to a region that is opposed to the predetermined region in an inner side surface of the second case piece,
wherein the conductive sheet includes at least a first insulating layer, a first conductive layer as the conductive layer, and a second insulating layer that are laminated on one another,
wherein the first insulating layer includes a cutout portion for exposing a part of a surface of the conductive layer,
wherein, under a state in which the first case piece and the second case piece are coupled to each other, the conductive layer is brought into contact with the conductive member through the cutout portion of the first insulating layer of the conductive sheet and is electrically connected to the ground pattern of the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 11,071,206

ELECTRONIC SYSTEM AND PROCESSOR SUBSTRATE HAVING AN EMBEDDED POWER DEVICE MODULE

Infineon Technologies Aus...


1. An electronic system, comprising:a board;
a power converter attached to the board and configured to convert an input voltage applied to the board to an intermediate voltage; and
a processor attached to a substrate,
wherein the substrate is attached to the board or seated in a socket attached to the board,
wherein the substrate comprises:an electrically insulating material having a first main side facing the processor and a second main side facing the board;
a plurality of electrically conductive structures embedded in the electrically insulating material and configured to provide an electrical interface between the processor and the board if the substrate is attached to the board, or between the processor and the socket if the substrate is seated in the socket; and
a power device module embedded in the electrically insulating material and configured to convert the intermediate voltage at the second main side to a voltage that is within an operating range of the processor and below a voltage limit of the substrate.


US Pat. No. 11,071,200

METAL TRACE


1. A metal trace, comprising:a plurality of metal traces disposed side by side on a bending region, wherein each of the metal traces comprises a trace body, and the trace body is provided with a plurality of through holes, the plurality of through holes are spaced apart along an extending direction of the trace body;
wherein the trace body comprises a first long side and a second long side respectively formed by two side edges of the trace body, and the first long side and the second long side are oppositely disposed, and an extending direction of the first long side and the second long side is same as the extending direction of the trace body, and the plurality of through holes are disposed between the first long side and the second long side;
wherein the first long side is a straight side or a non-linear side, and the second long side is a straight side or a non-linear side;
wherein the first long side and the second long side of each of the metal traces positioned in the bending region are curved sides;
wherein a distance between two adjacent metal traces is increased from two side edges of the bending region toward a center line of the bending region;
wherein the bending region comprises an intermediate region, a first edge region, and a second edge region, and the first edge region and the second edge region are respectively disposed on opposite sides of the intermediate region;
wherein the metal trace disposed in the intermediate region is a first trace, the metal trace disposed in the first edge region is a second trace, and the metal trace disposed in the second edge region is a third trace; and
wherein a through hole density of the first trace is greater than a through hole density of the second trace and a through hole density of the third trace.

US Pat. No. 11,071,199

OPTICAL PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND ITS FABRICATION METHOD

City University of Hong K...


1. An optical printed circuit board, comprising:an electrical conductor arranged for conducting electric signal;
an optical waveguide arranged for transmitting optical signal; and
an optical waveguide coupling interface arranged at an end of the optical waveguide, the optical waveguide coupling interface being arranged for engagement with an external optical device to optically couple the external optical device with the optical waveguide;
wherein the optical waveguide coupling interface comprises an engagement mechanism with:a socket defining a space for receiving with a corresponding plug on the external optical device, the space extending in parallel with a corresponding end portion of the optical waveguide; or
a plug arranged to be received in a corresponding socket on the external optical device, the plug extending in parallel with a corresponding end portion of the optical waveguide.


US Pat. No. 11,071,197

MULTILAYER CERAMIC ELECTRONIC PACKAGE WITH MODULATED MESH TOPOLOGY AND ALTERNATING RODS

International Business Ma...


1. An electronic package including modulated mesh planes with supplemental wires and via interconnect structures for reducing signal crosstalk between adjacent signal wires within the electronic package, the electronic package comprising:a wiring plane located in a parallel planar orientation between an upper mesh plane and a lower mesh plane, the wiring plane including a set of adjacent signal wires, each signal wire of the set of adjacent signal wires extending parallel to a first axis and electrically insulated by a dielectric layer;
the upper mesh plane that includes:a first set of wires, each wire of the first set of wires extending parallel to the first axis; and
a second set of wires, each wire of the second set of wires:extending parallel to a second axis that is orthogonal to the first axis;
intersecting with and electrically interconnected to the first set of wires; and
electrically insulated from the wiring plane by a dielectric layer; and


the lower mesh plane that includes:a third set of wires, each wire of the third set of wires extending parallel to the first axis; and
a fourth set of wires, each wire of the fourth set of wires:extending parallel to the second axis;
intersecting with and electrically interconnected to the third set of wires; and
electrically insulated from the wiring plane by a dielectric layer; and


a first region of the upper and lower mesh planes, wherein adjacent wires of the second set of wires are separated by a first distance and corresponding adjacent wires of the fourth set of wires are separated by the first distance;
a second region of the upper and lower mesh planes, wherein adjacent wires of the second set of wires are separated by a second distance that is greater than the first distance and corresponding adjacent wires of the fourth set of wires are separated by the second distance;
a set of mesh areas of the upper and lower mesh planes, the mesh areas having rectangular perimeters including portions of adjacent wires of the first set of wires that intersect with portions of adjacent wires of the second set of wires;
a set of supplemental wires, each wire of the set of supplemental wires located within a first portion of the set of mesh areas and configured to electrically connect adjacent wires of the second set of wires;
a set of vias located within a second portion of the set of mesh areas; and
a set of via interconnect structures, each via interconnect structure of the set of via interconnect structures located within the second portion of the set of mesh areas and configured to electrically connect the set of vias to adjacent wires of the first set of wires and to adjacent wires of the second set of wires.

US Pat. No. 11,071,193

DEVICE FOR PRODUCING A NON-THERMAL ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE PLASMA AND ACTIVE SPACE COMPRISING SUCH A DEVICE

RELYON PLASMA GMBH, Rege...


1. A device comprising:a first housing, in which a piezoelectric transformer is arranged; and
a second housing, in which a control circuit is arranged, wherein the control circuit is configured to apply an input voltage to the piezoelectric transformer,
wherein the control circuit comprises a time circuit,
wherein the device is configured to operate in a pulsed mode in which time intervals in which the piezoelectric transformer is activated and pause intervals in which the piezoelectric transformer is deactivated alternate,
wherein the piezoelectric transformer is activated in the time intervals based on the time circuit without taking into account other operating parameters of the piezoelectric transformer,
wherein the piezoelectric transformer is deactivated in the pause intervals based on the time circuit,
wherein a length of a pause interval is determined by a purely time-based control system, and
wherein the device is configured to produce a non-thermal atmospheric pressure plasma.

US Pat. No. 11,071,191

EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION SOURCE AND CLEANING METHOD THEREOF

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...


1. An extreme ultraviolet radiation source, comprising:a vessel configured to produce extreme ultraviolet light therein, wherein the vessel has a gas supply from which a cleaning gas is supplied into the vessel and a gas outlet from which the cleaning gas exits the vessel;
a vacuum pump coupled to the gas outlet; and
a gas scrubber disposed within the vessel, arranged such that the cleaning gas leaves the vessel through the gas outlet after flowing through the gas scrubber;
wherein the gas scrubber has a plurality of ribs and a plurality of gas passages to allow the cleaning gas to flow through, wherein the ribs form the gas passages therebetween, and sizes of the gas passages vary according to a distance between each of the gas passages and the gas outlet.

US Pat. No. 11,071,182

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO CONTROL LIGHTING EFFECTS

GRACENOTE, INC., Emeryvi...


1. An apparatus to adjust device control information, the apparatus comprising:a light drive waveform generator to obtain metadata corresponding to media and generate device control information based on the metadata, the device control information to inform a lighting device to enable consecutive light pulses;
an effect engine to:initialize an envelope with predetermined specifications based on the metadata, the predetermined specifications including an attack parameter and a decay parameter; and
apply the attack parameter and the decay parameter to consecutive light pulses corresponding to the device control information, the attack parameter and the decay parameter to affect a shape of the consecutive light pulses; and

a color timeline generator to generate color information based on the metadata, the color information to inform the lighting device to change a color state.

US Pat. No. 11,071,180

LIGHTING UNIT AND DRIVING METHOD

Signify Holding B.V., Ei...


1. A lighting unit, comprising:a light source;
a driver for driving the light source which provides an output current between first and second terminals;
a first current sensing element in series with the light source between the first and second terminals;
an auxiliary circuit for powering by the driver, which auxiliary circuit comprises a buffer capacitor;
a second current sensing element and a control switch in series with the buffer capacitor between the first and second terminals; and
a controller adapted to control the control switch in dependence on the currents sensed by the first and second current sensing elements thereby to control the current flowing to the buffer capacitor.

US Pat. No. 11,071,176

DIVIDER ASSEMBLY FOR A MICROWAVE OVEN

Whirlpool Corporation, B...


1. A divider assembly for dividing a cooking cavity of a microwave oven into two cooking subcavities, the divider assembly comprising:a first tempered glass panel;
a metal frame extending around the periphery of the first tempered glass panel to support the first tempered glass panel;
a honeycomb core positioned above the first tempered glass panel;
a second tempered glass panel positioned above the honeycomb core; and
a gasket extending around the periphery of the metal frame for engaging metal walls of the microwave oven, wherein the gasket comprises small-diameter, long-length carbon nano-tubes.

US Pat. No. 11,071,175

REMOVABLE ELECTRIC GRILL CONTROLLER WITH MOUNT

WEBER-STEPHEN PRODUCTS LL...


1. An electric grill assembly, comprising:a housing;
a mounting bracket having a front surface, a top surface, a left side, a right side, a bottom surface, and a generally open back plane;
said mounting bracket's back plane having at least two flanges for mounting said mounting bracket to said housing; an elongated slot spanning along the mounting bracket's front surface;
a first and second tab respectively positioned on the slot's left and right edges; and
an electronic controller having a power cord, and further comprising a first and second spring element, said first and second spring element being aligned to respectively engage said first and second tab when said electronic controller is attached to said mounting bracket;
wherein the power cord is connectable to a voltage line and a neutral line such that the neutral line is in electrical communication with the first and second spring element and forms an electrical path for electrical current to flow from the housing, through the mounting bracket, through the first and second tabs, through the first and second spring elements, and to the neutral line when the electric controller is in the engaged position so as to electrically ground the housing of the electric grill; and wherein said housing, said mounting bracket, said first and second tabs, and said first and second spring elements are made of electrically conductive material.

US Pat. No. 11,071,173

COMMUNICATION DEVICE, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR SWITCHING COMMUNICATION CONNECTION

SHARP NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIO...


1. A communication device comprising:a communication interface configured to establish a connection to either a first device or a second device; and
a processor configured to control the communication interface,
wherein the processor is configured to send a predetermined notice to the second device before disconnecting the connection with the second device in a predetermined operation mode to switch the connection from the second device to the first device, but the processor is configured to not make the predetermined notice in other cases,
wherein the second device is configured to change connection setting information used for the connection with the communication device when a predetermined condition is satisfied while the connection with the communication device is disconnected, and
wherein the predetermined notice causes the second device to not change the connection setting information irrespective of the predetermined condition.

US Pat. No. 11,071,170

REG BUNDLING SIZE AND DM-RS PATTERN FOR PHYSICAL DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNEL

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...


1. An apparatus of a user equipment (UE), operable with control resource sets (CORESETs) from a base station, the apparatus comprising:a memory interface configured to store a first resource element group (REG) bundling size for a first CORESET and a second REG bundling size for a second CORESET; and
one or more processors configured to:decode a first signal, received from the base station, that includes the first REG bundling size for the first CORESET;
decode a second signal, received from the base station, that includes the second REG bundling size for the second CORESET; and
perform one or more of decoding a first control message contained in one or more REGs of the first CORESET using the first REG bundling size from the first signal and decoding a second control message contained in one or more REGs of the second CORESET using the second REG bundling size of the second signal.


US Pat. No. 11,071,161

METHODS AND NODES FOR HANDLING BEARERS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...


1. A method performed by a gateway for handling bearers in a communications system, the method comprising:detecting that a procedure for activating or deactivating a bearer has been initiated, wherein the bearer is associated with a Packet Data Network (PDN) connection and a User Equipment (UE);
receiving a first bearer modification request message transmitted by a mobility node, wherein the first bearer modification request message identifies a first set of one or more bearers associated with the PDN connection and the UE;
detecting a first bearer mismatch between the first set of bearers and a second set of one or more bearers associated with the PDN connection and the UE;
determining whether a condition is satisfied; and
if the condition is satisfied, accepting the received bearer modification request message even though the first bearer mismatch has been detected, wherein
determining whether the condition is satisfied comprises determining whether the first bearer mismatch was detected during a particular time interval.

US Pat. No. 11,071,148

SYSTEM INFORMATION TRANSMISSION METHOD, BASE STATION AND TERMINAL

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...


1. A system information transmission method, comprising:selecting, by a terminal; physical random access channel (PRACH) parameters according to an access purpose and a preset mapping relationship between the PRACH parameters and the access purpose, wherein the access purpose comprises to request system information or to request initial access, the PRACH parameters comprise a number of a PRACH occasion and a time interval for the terminal to retransmit a random access request, and each of the PRACH occasion corresponds to a different PRACH resource;
transmitting the random access request to a base station by using the selected PRACH parameters; and
receiving the system information transmitted by the base station if the access purpose of the terminal is to request the system information.

US Pat. No. 11,071,147

BACKOFF PROCEDURE IN RANDOM ACCESS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...


1. A method for wireless communications by a user equipment (UE), comprising:sending a first random access preamble to a base station (BS) during a first random access procedure;
receiving a random access response from the BS including a backoff indicator; and
determining whether to send a second random access preamble to the BS during a backoff period based, at least in part, on a type of the first random access procedure.

US Pat. No. 11,071,145

RACH CONVEYANCE OF DL SYNCHRONIZATION BEAM INFORMATION FOR VARIOUS DL-UL CORRESPONDENCE STATES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...


1. A method for wireless communication at a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving a downlink (DL) signal from a base station on one or more DL beams of the base station;
identifying a nature of beam correspondence between one or more receive beams at the UE and one or more transmit beams at the UE;
identifying a selected DL beam of the one or more DL beams of the base station for communications from the base station to the UE; and
transmitting, to the base station, a message indicating the nature of beam correspondence, wherein the message is transmitted based at least in part on the selected DL beam of the base station and the nature of beam correspondence between one or more receive beams at the UE and one or more transmit beams at the UE.

US Pat. No. 11,071,140

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...


1. A communication apparatus comprising:circuitry which, in operation, generates a trigger frame that solicits uplink transmission, the trigger frame comprising a first User Information field that comprises a first terminal ID subfield and a first Resource Unit (RU) Allocation subfield and a second User Information field that comprises a second terminal ID subfield and a second RU Allocation subfield, wherein in a case where an unused value which is not to be used for a terminal ID is set to the first terminal ID subfield for Random Access, the first RU Allocation subfield indicates a starting RU of one or more contiguous Random Access RUs (RA-RUs), and the first User Information field further comprises a first total number of RA-RU subfield indicating a first total number of RUs in the one or more contiguous RA-RUs; and
a transmitter which, in operation, transmits the generated trigger frame.

US Pat. No. 11,071,137

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD AND DEVICE, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...


1. A data transmission method applied to a base station, the method comprising:receiving a buffer status report (BSR) sent by a terminal, the BSR indicating an amount of data required to be transmitted by the terminal;
receiving information about a currently accessed wireless local area network (WLAN) access point (AP) sent by the terminal, the WLAN AP and the base station belonging to the same network operator;
determining, by the base station, an amount of data transmitted by the terminal to the base station through a long term evolution (LTE) network according to the received information about the WLAN AP using a standardized interface, wherein the amount of data transmitted by the terminal is determined by using a network parameter of the WLAN when the network parameter of the WLAN is changed and is acquired by the base station, wherein the network parameter of the WLAN that is used to determine the amount of data transmitted by the terminal when the network parameter of the WLAN is changed and is acquired by the base station comprises both a load and link quality; and
sending an Uplink Grant (UL Grant) to the terminal, wherein the UL Grant indicates the amount of data transmitted by the terminal through the LTE network, and the terminal is configured to determine the amount of data to be transmitted via the LTE network according to the UL Grant, subtract the amount of the data to be transmitted via the LTE network from the amount of the data required to be transmitted by the terminal to obtain an amount of data to be transmitted via a WLAN; and transmit data through the LTE network and the WLAN,
wherein the information about the WLAN AP at least comprises a WLAN AP identifier; and
determining the amount of data transmitted by the terminal through the LTE network according to the information about the WLAN AP comprises:determining a WLAN termination (WT) according to the WLAN AP identifier, the WT being configured to provide the network parameter of the WLAN to the base station:
interacting with the WT through the standardized interface to obtain the network parameter of the WLAN, and
determining the amount of data transmitted by the terminal through the LTE network according to a network parameter of the LTE network and the network parameter of the WLAN, the network parameter comprising the load and the link quality.


US Pat. No. 11,071,136

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTIPLEXING TRAFFIC

Huawei Technologies Co., ...


1. A method performed by a first apparatus, the method comprising:receiving a first indicator from a base station (BS) indicating that the first apparatus is to monitor a second indicator;
receiving scheduling information from the BS for a first transmission of first data on first resources;
receiving the second indicator from the BS, the second indicator indicating at least one group of code blocks (CBs) that is preempted by a second transmission, the at least one group of CBs being of the first transmission; and
decoding the first transmission of the first data.

US Pat. No. 11,071,135

UPLINK TRANSMISSION METHOD BASED ON UPLINK REFERENCE SIGNAL, TERMINAL, AND NETWORK DEVICE

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...


1. A method for uplink transmission, comprising:determining a first time-frequency resource and a second time-frequency resource allocated by a network device, the first time-frequency resource being used for transmitting an uplink Scheduling Request (SR), and the second time-frequency resource being used for transmitting an uplink reference signal; and
responsive to that uplink data needs to be transmitted to the network device, transmitting the uplink SR to the network device via the first time-frequency resource, and transmitting the uplink reference signal to the network device via the second time-frequency resource, so that the network device determines quality of an uplink channel by using the uplink reference signal.

US Pat. No. 11,071,132

TERMINAL AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR REDUCING INTERFERENCE AGAINST PREDETERMINED SIGNALS

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...


6. A radio communication method comprising:monitoring a downlink control channel which is allocated in units of subframes and receiving downlink control information; and
controlling at least one of data transmission and data reception in units of transmission time intervals (TTIs), based on the downlink control information,
wherein at least one of transmission and reception is controlled assuming that at least one of a subframe duration and a TTI duration is variable, and
wherein the method further includes controlling to perform a receiving process assuming that at least one of:data that is received in a time period of an uplink control channel where transmission is skipped is transmitted with lower transmission power than data that is received in other time periods, and
data that is received in one or more symbols from an end of a TTI is transmitted with lower transmission power than data that is received in other time periods.


US Pat. No. 11,071,127

SEMI-PERSISTENT TRANSMISSION SCHEDULING

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...


1. A method of transmission scheduling implemented by a transmitting node, the method comprising the transmitting node:transmitting a message instructing a radio node that data will be transmitted to the radio node according to the same Downlink Control Information (DCI) each period, the message comprising a duration of the period;
transmitting the DCI to the radio node for the periodic transmission;
only receiving a Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ) acknowledgement (ACK) from the radio node in response to transmitting padding data to the radio node according to the DCI in an initial data transmission of the periodic transmission or in response to transmitting a particular Medium Access Control (MAC) Control Element to the radio node according to the DCI in the initial data transmission of the periodic transmission; and
only receiving a HARQ Negative Acknowledgement (NACK) from the radio node in response to retransmitting, to the radio node, a previous transmission for which an expected HARQ ACK was not received and for which a HARQ NACK was not received, wherein the HARQ NACK indicates to the transmitting node that the radio node encountered a decoding error with respect to the retransmitting.

US Pat. No. 11,071,119

APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION, BASE STATION, RADIO TERMINAL, AND METHOD THEREFOR

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...


1. An apparatus for controlling device-to-device communication, comprising:a memory; and
at least one processor coupled to the memory and configured to adjust a bandwidth, throughput, or radio resource used for device-to-device (D2D) transmission from a remote terminal to a relay terminal, based on an amount of pending uplink data in the relay terminal to be transmitted from the relay terminal to a base station.

US Pat. No. 11,071,116

CODING/DECODING METHOD, APPARATUS, AND DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...


1. A coding method, wherein the method comprises:obtaining, by a sending device, positions of information bits, positions of fixed bits, and positions of assistant bits;
allocating, by the sending device, the information bits, the fixed bits, and the assistant bits in a to-be-coded sequence based on the positions of the information bits, the positions of the fixed bits, and the positions of the assistant bits;
obtaining, by the sending device, a scrambling sequence;
scrambling, by the sending device, a bit in a to-be-scrambled bit set based on the scrambling sequence to obtain a scrambled sequence, wherein the to-be-scrambled bit set is determined based on at least one of the fixed bits or the assistant bits;
performing, by the sending device, polar coding on the scrambled sequence to obtain a coded sequence; and
sending, by the sending device, the coded sequence.

US Pat. No. 11,071,113

FREQUENCY BAND ADAPTIVE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

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


1. A frequency band adaptive wireless communication system, comprising:one or more antennas; and
one or more processors communicatively coupled with the antennas, the one or more processors configured to:analyze a plurality of frequency bands for a direct radio communication link;
select at least two frequency bands from the plurality of frequency bands for the direct radio communication link; and
cause the direct radio communication link to be established using the at least two frequency bands.


US Pat. No. 11,071,112

DYNAMICALLY ADJUSTING COMMUNICATION CHANNEL BANDWIDTH

Hughes Network Systems, L...


1. A method performed by one or more computing devices, the method comprising:obtaining data indicating a target value for a communication parameter of a wireless communication channel on which a transmitter is configured to transmit data;
identifying a maximum rate of change for the communication parameter, the maximum rate of change being a rate at which the communication parameter can be changed while data continues to be transferred on the wireless communication channel; and
providing, to the transmitter, data that causes the transmitter to gradually adjust the communication parameter at a rate of change that is less than or equal to the maximum rate of change for the communication parameter until the communication parameter reaches the target value for the communication parameter.

US Pat. No. 11,071,111

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING UE CAPABILITY INFORMATION IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...


1. A method performed by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, an user equipment (UE) capability enquiry message including first information on a radio access technology (RAT) type and second information that requests at least one frequency band combination supported by the terminal;
determining the at least one frequency band combination supported by the terminal based on the first information and the second information; and
transmitting, to the base station, an UE capability information message as a response to the UE capability enquiry message, the UE capability information message including the at least one frequency band combination supported by the terminal.

US Pat. No. 11,071,100

TECHNIQUES AND APPARATUSES FOR TRANSMITTING DOWNLINK CONTROL INFORMATION (DCI) ON A PHYSICAL DOWNLINK SHARED CHANNEL (PDSCH)

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...


1. A method of wireless communication performed by a base station (BS), comprising:receiving a capability indicator from a user equipment (UE) that indicates a capability of the UE to decode downlink control information (DCI) on a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH), wherein the DCI and a downlink shared channel (DSCH) of the PDSCH are jointly encoded or separately encoded; and
transmitting, to the UE, the DCI on the PDSCH based at least in part on the capability of the UE to decode the DCI on the PDSCH and based at least in part on the DCI and the DSCH being jointly encoded or separately encoded.

US Pat. No. 11,071,097

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING UPLINK CONTROL CHANNEL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...


12. A base station in a wireless communication system, the base station comprising:a transceiver; and
a controller coupled with the transceiver and configured to:
transmit, to a terminal via the transceiver, physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) configuration information including first information on a number of plural slots for repetition of a PUCCH transmission, second information on a number of consecutive symbols for the PUCCH transmission, and third information on at least one physical resource block (PRB) for the PUCCH transmission,
transmit, to the terminal via the transceiver, downlink control information (DCI), and
receive, from the terminal via the transceiver, a PUCCH at the plural slots based on the at least one PRB according to the third information,
wherein the plural slots is determined based on the PUCCH configuration information, starting from a first slot indicated to the terminal by the DCI,
wherein each of the determined plural slots has the number of consecutive symbols for the PUCCH transmission according to the second information, and
wherein the PUCCH transmission is not performed at a slot having a number of symbols available for PUCCH transmission smaller than the number of consecutive symbols for the PUCCH transmission according to the second information.

US Pat. No. 11,071,089

DYNAMIC SWITCHING OF STREAMING SERVICE BETWEEN BROADCAST AND UNICAST DELIVERY

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWO...


1. A method, comprising:receiving information about a streaming service;
determining, by a network entity in a radio access network, whether to deliver data for the streaming service via multimedia broadcast or unicast based on the information and predetermined criteria for evaluating the information, wherein the predetermined criteria comprises at least one distribution of a plurality of user equipment in at least one multimedia broadcast multicast single frequency network (MBSFN) area on at least one cell level in the radio access network associated with an average number of user equipment per cell in the at least one MBSFN area; and
triggering a sending of the data via the multimedia broadcast or the unicast, the method further comprising:
comparing the average number of user equipment per cell with a first predetermined threshold to choose a delivery method to deliver data for the streaming service based on a comparison result where there is a user equipment associated with multimedia broadcast multicast services service in each cell that is part of the MBSFN area, and
comparing the average number of user equipment per cell with a second predetermined threshold to choose a delivery method to deliver data for the streaming service based on a comparison result where there are first cells that have no user equipment interested in multimedia broadcast multicast services service and second cells that have a plurality of user equipment that are associated with multimedia broadcast multicast services.

US Pat. No. 11,071,088

NETWORK SLICE-SPECIFIC PAGING FOR WIRELESS NETWORKS

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...


1. A first user device apparatus comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one non-transitory memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code configured, with the at least one processor, to cause the first user device to perform the following:
receive, within a wireless network, an indication that slice-specific grouped paging is supported for at least a first slice-specific paging group, wherein the first user device is a member of the first slice-specific paging group;
decode received downlink control information directed to the first slice-specific paging group to obtain scheduling information for a paging message for the first slice-specific paging group;
derive a first slice-specific paging group identifier associated with the first slice-specific paging group from a subset of bits of a first slice identifier associated with a service;
determine a paging format for which data is transmitted during the decoding of the downlink control information using the derived first slice-specific paging group identifier, wherein the received downlink control information indicates the paging format of the paging message;
receive from a base station based on the scheduling information, the paging message for the first slice-specific paging group, wherein the paging message for the first slice-specific paging group is addressed using the first slice-specific paging group identifier;
determine a data processing procedure to receive the data based on the determined paging format, the data processing procedure comprising at least one of:identifying a device identifier within a paging record included within the paging message, and initiating a service request procedure prior to receiving the data, the service request procedure comprising performing random access with the base station, the data being distinct for the first user device; or
receiving the data directly within the paging message as a data payload within the paging message; and

receive the data based on the paging message and based on the data processing procedure.

US Pat. No. 11,071,086

WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS FOR NETWORK ACCESS CONFIGURATION

Comcast Cable Communicati...


1. A method comprising:receiving, by a wireless device from a first base station associated with a first network, at least one system information block comprising paging information associated with a paging channel of a first cell of the first base station;
sending, by the wireless device to a second base station associated with a second network and based on the paging information, a first message comprising an indication of a periodicity of paging indications associated with the paging channel;
receiving, from the second base station, a second message indicating a timing gap based on the periodicity of the paging indications;
monitoring, based on the timing gap, the paging channel; and
receiving, during the timing gap and via the paging channel, a paging indication.

US Pat. No. 11,071,085

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR FORMING EVENT PICTURE IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL

PANTECH CORPORATION, Seo...


1. A method for displaying an event object in a terminal, comprising:displaying a current object on a whole screen of the terminal;
storing the current object when an event occurs;
overlapping the event object over the current object on the whole screen in response to an the event occurrence;
disabling a user input relating to the current object in response to the event occurrence; and
removing the event object from the screen automatically or based on a received user input.

US Pat. No. 11,071,084

TERMINAL DEVICE, INFRASTRUCTURE EQUIPMENTS AND METHODS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...


1. A terminal device for use in a wireless telecommunications network, the terminal device comprising:wireless communications receiver circuitry configured to receive signals from the infrastructure equipment via a wireless access interface provided by the infrastructure equipment,
position detection receiver circuitry configured to receive, from a satellite or non-satellite signal emitting device, a radio signal from which measurements can be used to assist in determining a position of the terminal device, and
controller circuitry configured tocontrol the wireless communications receiver circuitry to detect one or more system information blocks carrying position assistance information transmitted from the infrastructure equipment, the position assistance information providing information which can be used to assist in determining the position of terminal device, and
control the position detection circuitry to estimate the position of the terminal device by combining the identified position assistance information with the radio signal received by the position detection receiver circuitry,

wherein the controller circuitry is configured with the wireless communications receiver circuitry toreceive from the infrastructure equipment, prior to the position assistance information changing, an indication of relative risk that the position assistance information will change, and
prior to the position assistance information changing, and in response to the indication of the relative risk that the position assistance information will change, adapt the receiving of the one or more system information blocks to receive an updated version of the position assistance information in accordance with the relative risk.


US Pat. No. 11,071,077

RADIO (NR) WIDEBAND SYNC DETECTION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...


1. A method, performed by a radio network device, of synchronizing to a wireless communication network, comprising:receiving a wideband signal and storing the received wideband signal;
transforming the received wideband signal to the frequency domain to generate a frequency domain signal;
selecting part of, but less than all of, the frequency domain signal;
converting the selected part of the frequency domain signal to the time domain to generate a time domain signal;
filtering the time domain signal with a sync reference; and
applying a criterion to detect a sync signal in the time domain signal.

US Pat. No. 11,071,076

SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNAL BLOCK INDEXING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...


1. A method of wireless communications, comprising:determining a number of relevant synchronization signal blocks (SSBs) with respect to a communication based on one or more of: a maximum number of SSBs for a frequency band of the communication, a state of a user equipment (UE), or whether the SSBs are for a serving cell or neighbor cell;
determining a compressed index length based on the number of relevant SSBs;
transmitting or receiving the communication including a compressed index value indicating a single SSB, the compressed index value having the compressed index length; and
mapping between the compressed index value and an SSB index value for the single SSB based on the compressed index length and the number of relevant SSBs, wherein determining the number of relevant SSBs comprises determining a subset of the maximum number of SSBs that are configured for a base station based on an indication from the base station, and the compressed index length is zero when a single SSB is configured.

US Pat. No. 11,071,073

RADIO SYNCHRONIZATION CONFIGURATION IN DIFFERENT OPERATION MODES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...


1. A method for wireless communications by a wireless node comprising:determining, at the wireless node, an operation mode of a second wireless node, the operation mode being one of a plurality of operation modes comprising one or more of an initial acquisition in standalone mode, an initial acquisition in non-standalone mode, an idle mode, or a connected mode;
determining, at the wireless node, a transmission configuration of a plurality of transmission configurations of at least one of one or more synchronization channels or one or more synchronization signals based on the determined operation mode, the transmission configuration including a configuration of time and frequency resources used for the transmission of the one or more synchronization channels or the one or more synchronization signals, wherein different transmission configurations of the plurality of transmission configurations are determined for different operations modes of the plurality of operation modes, and wherein the different transmission configurations correspond to different time and frequency resources for communicating with the second wireless node: and
transmitting, from the wireless node to the second wireless node, the one or more synchronization channels or the one or more synchronization signals based on the determined transmission configuration;
wherein a third wireless node in communication with the wireless node at a same time as the second wireless node is in a second operation mode different than the operation mode of the second wireless node.

US Pat. No. 11,071,068

USER TERMINAL AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...


1. A terminal comprising:a receiver that receives a first downlink control information (DCI) scheduling a first Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH) of a first cell;
a processor that performs, in a case where the receiver further receives, after the first DCI, a second DCI scheduling a second PUSCH of a second cell and wherein the second PUSCH overlaps the first PUSCH, a control in which the second PUSCH is not considered in a calculation of a power headroom report (PHR) in the first PUSCH; and
a transmitter that transmits the PHR in the first PUSCH,
wherein a transmission duration of the first PUSCH is longer than a transmission duration of the second PUSCH.

US Pat. No. 11,071,067

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING POWER AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...


1. An electronic device comprising:an antenna;
a communication circuit connected with the antenna; and
one or more processors,
wherein the one or more processors are configured to:
identify a second amount of power corresponding to a second output signal outputted through the antenna for a second time interval using the communication circuit, wherein identifying the second amount of power comprises identifying a second electromagnetic wave absorption rate corresponding to the second amount of power;
determine a maximum power limit value for a third output signal to be outputted through the antenna according to a difference between a target electromagnetic wave absorption rate for the second time interval and the second electromagnetic wave absorption rate for the second time interval; and
output the third output signal through the antenna based at least one the maximum power limit value for a third time interval, the third time interval following the second time interval.

US Pat. No. 11,071,066

DROPPING A CONFIGURED TRANSMISSION BASED ON TRANSMISSION POWER AND FEEDBACK CHANNEL PRIORITY

Ofinno, LLC, Reston, VA ...


1. A wireless device comprising:one or more processors; and
memory storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the wireless device to:receive configuration parameters of:a first resource for a first channel, of a carrier, for transmitting first feedback; and
a second resource for a second channel of the carrier for transmitting second feedback, wherein the first resource and the second resource overlap in one or more symbol durations;

determine power levels comprising:a first power level for transmission of the first feedback via the first resource; and
a second power level for transmission of the second feedback via the second resource;

in response to a sum of the power levels being larger than an allowed transmission power, drop a configured transmission of the first feedback via the first resource, wherein the dropping is based on a first priority of the first channel; and
transmit the second feedback via the second resource.


US Pat. No. 11,071,065

UPLINK POWER CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...


1. An uplink power control method, wherein the method comprises:determining, by a network device, an uplink power adjustment parameter value of a terminal device, wherein the uplink power adjustment parameter value is related to cross-link interference received by the network device;
selecting, by the network device, a candidate uplink power adjustment parameter value from a plurality of candidate uplink power adjustment parameter values based on the determined uplink power adjustment parameter value, the selected candidate uplink power adjustment parameter value having a minimum difference from the determined uplink power adjustment parameter value;
sending, by the network device, information about the uplink power adjustment parameter value to the terminal device, wherein the information indicates the candidate uplink power adjustment parameter value selected by the network device.

US Pat. No. 11,070,190

SILVER-BONDED QUARTZ CRYSTAL

Statek Corporation, Oran...


13. A method of packaging a quartz crystal, the method comprising:providing a package substrate; and
bonding a quartz crystal to the package substrate by a plurality of bonding layers and hermetically sealing in the package substrate, wherein bonding the quartz crystal comprises:forming a sintered silver paste bonding layer between the quartz crystal and the package substrate at a first location, wherein the sintered silver paste bonding layer comprises greater than 90% by weight of silver; and
forming an additional bonding layer between the quartz crystal and the package substrate at a second location, the additional bonding layer comprising one or more of an epoxy, a silicon-based elastomer and a polyimide-based material,
wherein the silver paste bonding layer and the additional bonding layer are configured to cause shifts in a resonance frequency of the quartz crystal in opposite frequency directions.


US Pat. No. 11,069,734

IMAGE SENSOR DEVICE

INVENSAS CORPORATION, Sa...


1. A method, comprising:obtaining an image sensor wafer having a first dielectric layer with a first surface;
obtaining a reconstituted wafer having a processor die and a second dielectric layer with a second surface;
wherein the reconstituted wafer comprises the processor die, a controller die and a memory die structurally coupled to one another with a molding material to provide the reconstituted wafer; and
bonding the reconstituted wafer and the image sensor wafer to one another including coupling the first surface of the first dielectric layer and the second surface of the second dielectric layer.

US Pat. No. 11,069,375

SUSPENSION STANDOFF ARRANGEMENT FOR CONFINING ADHESIVE

Western Digital Technolog...


1. A head gimbal assembly for a data storage device, comprising:a suspension; and
a slider mounting point on the suspension, the slider mounting point including an adhesive pocket bounded by a dielectric standoff comprising a plurality of projections disposed along a length of and between ends of the dielectric standoff.

US Pat. No. 11,068,254

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING AND MANAGING DOMAIN-BASED TECHNOLOGY ARCHITECTURE

Cigna Intellectual Proper...


1. A domain-based technology deployment and management system, comprising:a plurality of application systems, at least one of the plurality of application systems comprising a system processor and a system memory; and
a technology management server comprising a processor and a memory, wherein the technology management server is in communication with the plurality of application systems, wherein the processor is configured to:receive an architecture definition file created from a prior snapshot of the application systems wherein the architecture definition file identifies a prior system status for each snapshotted application system;
scan the application systems to determine a present system status for each application system;
classify each of the scanned application systems into an associated technology domain using a domain classification algorithm;
identify each scanned application system with a changed system status by comparing the associated prior system status to the associated present system statuses;
obtain a system update for each scanned application system with a changed system status, wherein the system update is obtained based on the technology domain, wherein the system updates define implementation characteristics of each changed scanned application system;
redefine the architecture definition file with the system updates; and
apply the architecture definition file to the application systems to update the application systems based, in part, on the system updates.


US Pat. No. 11,067,765

EVANESCENT COUPLING OF PHOTODIODE WITH OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...


1. An apparatus comprising:a semiconductor-based photodiode comprising:a first region formed in a silicon-on-insulator (SOI) layer and doped with a first conductivity type, wherein a first electrical contact is formed within the first region; and
a second region formed in a block of a semiconductor material other than silicon, wherein the block contacts a top surface of the SOI layer, wherein the second region is doped with a second, different conductivity type, and wherein a second electrical contact is formed within the second region; and

an optical waveguide spaced apart from the SOI layer and evanescently coupled with a depletion region of the photodiode formed at least partly in the block.

US Pat. No. 11,067,740

DISPLAY ASSEMBLY INCLUDING AT LEAST TWO DISPLAY DEVICES

SEAMLESS TECHNOLOGY INC.,...


1. A display assembly, comprising:at least two display devices, each of the at least two display devices comprising a front surface adapted for displaying image, the front surface defining a display area and a border area outside the display area; and
two image compensating elements at a juxtaposition of every adjacent two of the display devices, each of the two image compensating elements being on the front surface of one of the adjacent two display devices;
each of the image compensating elements comprising a light-incident surface on the display area, a light-emitting surface coupling to the light-incident surface, and a connecting surface coupling between the light-incident surface and the light-emitting surface;
wherein each of the image compensating elements comprises a plurality of light guiding channels; light guiding paths of the plurality of light guiding channels are independent from each other and extend along a direction from the light-incident surface toward the light-emitting surface;
wherein a light guiding sheet is positioned on the light-emitting surface of each of the image compensating elements; the light guiding sheet comprises a plurality of light guiding channels independent from each other; the light guiding channels of the light guiding sheet are communicately coupled to the light guiding channels of a corresponding one of the image compensating elements; an extending direction of the light guiding channels of the light guiding sheet is perpendicular to the front surface of the corresponding display device; the extending direction of the light guiding channels of the light guiding sheet and an extending direction of the light guiding channels of the image compensating element intersect to form an angle;
wherein the light guiding sheet covers the light-emitting surface of the image compensating element and extends to cover a portion of the display area of the front surface of the display device; the light guiding sheet is in direct contact with the front surface of the display device.

US Pat. No. 11,067,705

CNN-BASED ABNORMALITY SCORE MAP FOR SPECT GAMMA CAMERA FLOOD ANALYSIS

Siemens Medical Solutions...


1. A method for determining an abnormality score map for Single-photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) gamma camera flood analysis, the method comprising:extracting a plurality of image patches from an input flood image;
generating a feature vector for each image patch;
generating a per-patch abnormality score for each feature vector by comparing the feature vector against a normal flood feature dictionary comprising one or more normal flood feature vectors generated using a plurality of normal flood images;
generating an abnormality score map depicting the per-patch abnormality scores for the input flood image.

US Pat. No. 11,066,315

INDUCED SLUDGE BED ANAEROBIC REACTOR SYSTEM


1. An induced bed bioreactor (“IBR”) system comprising:a vessel configured to induce a sludge bed;
a septum located within the vessel, the septum comprising a plurality of vanes configured to minimize clogging of the vessel based on an orientation of each adjacent pair of the plurality of vanes, where the orientation comprises maintaining a distance p between the each adjacent pair of vanes that is greater than a maximum rigid dimension of clogging waste anticipated to enter the vessel; and
a macerator coupled to the vessel and configured to limit the maximum rigid dimension of the clogging waste to a particular maximum size, where the distance p is substantially the same as or greater than the particular maximum size.

US Pat. No. 11,066,304

POLYMER GRAFTED GRAPHENE AND METHOD FOR PREPARATION THEREOF

LG Chem, Ltd.


1. Graphene in which a polymer structure represented by the following Chemical Formula 1 or 2 is bonded to the surface of the graphene:



in Chemical Formula 1,
n is an integer of 0 to 20,
m1 is an integer of 1 to 10000,
R1 and R2 are each independently hydrogen, or C1-4 alkyl,
R3 is hydrogen, C1-30 alkyl, C1-30 hydroxyalkyl, or




R4 is C2-5 alkylene,
l is an integer of 1 to 10000,
* means a bond covalently bonded to the surface of the graphene,




in Chemical Formula 2,
n is an integer of 0 to 20,
m1 is an integer of 1 to 10000,
m2 is an integer of 1 to 10000,
R1, R?1, R2, and R?2 are each independently hydrogen, or C1-4 alkyl,
R3 and R?3 are each independently hydrogen, C1-30 alkyl, C1-30 hydroxyalkyl, or




R4 is C2-5 alkylene,
l is an integer of 1 to 10000,
* means a bond covalently bonded to the surface of the graphene,
with the proviso that at least one of R1 and R?1; R2 and R?2; and R3 and R?3 is different from each other.

US Pat. No. 11,065,868

JETTING DEVICES WITH ACOUSTIC TRANSDUCERS AND METHODS OF CONTROLLING SAME

Mycronic AB, Taby (SE)


1. A device configured to jet one or more droplets of a viscous medium, the device comprising:a nozzle including an outlet, the nozzle configured to jet the one or more droplets of the viscous medium through the outlet of the nozzle;
a viscous medium conduit configured to direct a flow of the viscous medium to the outlet of the nozzle;
an acoustic transducer configured to emit an acoustic signal that transfers acoustic waves into at least a portion of the viscous medium located in the viscous medium conduit; and
a control device configured to control the acoustic transducer to emit the acoustic signal during a jetting operation that includes jetting one or more droplets of the viscous medium through the outlet of the nozzle.

US Pat. No. 11,065,268

METHOD OF PREVENTING DIARRHOEA

CLASADO RESEARCH SERVICES...


1. A method of reducing the incidence of traveler's diarrhoea in a human, comprising orally administering daily to said human an effective amount of a composition comprising a mixture of galactooligosaccharides wherein the mixture of galactooligosaccharides comprises disaccharides Gal (? 1-3)-Glc; Gal (? 1-3)-Gal; Gal (? 1-6)-Gal; Gal (a 1-6)-Gal; trisaccharides Gal (? 1-6)-Gal (? 1-4)-Glc; Gal (? 1-3)-Gal (? 1-4)-Glc; tetrasaccharide Gal (? 1-6)-Gal (? 1-6)-Gal (? 1-4)-Glc and pentasaccharide Gal (? 1-6)-Gal (? 1-6)-Gal (? 1-6)-Gal (? 1-4) Glc for a period of seven days prior to departure and each day during travel away from home, wherein the effective amount of the composition comprises 2.7 g of the galactooligosaccharides in 5.5 g of the composition, and wherein the composition is administered as a single daily dose.

US Pat. No. 11,071,218

ELECTRONIC DEVICES HAVING SLIDING EXPANDABLE DISPLAYS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...


1. An electronic device having opposing front and rear faces, comprising:a housing having a first housing portion and having a second housing portion slidably coupled to the first housing portion, wherein sliding motion of the first and second housing portions relative to each other moves the housing between an expanded state and an unexpanded state; and
a flexible display supported by the first and second housing portions, wherein the flexible display is movable between an expanded viewable area configuration when the housing is in the expanded state and an unexpanded viewable area configuration when the housing is in the unexpanded state, wherein part of the flexible display is doubled back on itself when the housing is in the unexpanded state and wherein the first housing portion has an edge with a curved cross-sectional profile and wherein the flexible display wraps around the edge and is viewable at the front and rear surfaces when the flexible display is in the unexpanded viewable area configuration.

US Pat. No. 11,071,215

CASE FOR PORTABLE ELECTRONIC COMPUTING DEVICE

PIONEER SQUARE BRANDS, IN...


1. A case assembly for an electronic computing device, the case comprising:a back side;
a left side;
a front side;
a right side;
a first cushion member includinga left side portion extending along a portion of the left side, and
a front side portion extending along a portion of the front side,

the first cushion member includinga top surface,
a bottom surface,
a first thickness extending a first depth from the top surface, to the bottom surface, and
a trench having a depth from the top surface no more than partially toward the bottom surface; and

a second cushion member includinga right side portion extending along a portion of the right side, and
a front side portion extending along a portion of the front side,

the second cushion member includinga top surface,
a bottom surface,
a first thickness extending a first depth from the top surface, to the bottom surface, and
a trench having a depth from the top surface no more than partially toward the bottom surface.


US Pat. No. 11,071,205

CONTROL UNIT

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...


1. A control unit for an apparatus, the control unit comprising:a first component-carrying member provided with at least one electronic component configured to provide a function of the apparatus, wherein the first component-carrying member is a pre-formed layer of a material that is pliable at least during assembly of the control unit;
a second component-carrying member which defines a user-interaction surface visible to a user of the apparatus, wherein the second component-carrying member is a pre-formed layer;
a piezoelectric layer adjacent to the user-interaction surface to enable control of the at least one electronic component when the user applies pressure to the user-interaction surface to indicate a user command;
an injection molded layer encapsulating at least a part of the at least one electronic component;
wherein the second component-carrying member is provided with at least one further electronic component, so that the at least one electronic component on the first component-carrying member and the at least one further electronic component on the second component-carrying member are sandwiched between the first component-carrying member and the second component-carrying member within the injection molded layer; and
wherein the user-interaction surface is configured to receive a user command, and wherein the at least one electronic component is operable in response to the user command.

US Pat. No. 11,071,204

PARKING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Exposure Illumination Arc...


1. A decentralized parking management system comprising:a parking manager device coupled to a pole structure electrically connected to a power source and communicatively coupled to a network of a plurality of pole mounted parking manager devices and at least one of a remote client, a mobile device, or combinations thereof,
wherein the parking manager device includes at least one of a processor, a memory with stored software code, a bi-directional communication module, and a sensor,
wherein the parking manager device is specific to and manages a parking zone within a proximate vicinity of the parking manager device, wherein the managed parking zone includes a plurality of parking stalls,
wherein the parking manager device has a unique address associated with at least one of a street address and a building address,
wherein the managed parking zone and parking stalls are associated with the parking manager device,
wherein the parking manager device communicates data indicating at least one vacant stall of the parking stalls in the managed parking zone, wherein the communication data indicates the unique address of the parking manager device and an indication of at least one vacant stall, and
wherein the communicated data is used to generate an interactive map, for access by a user via a communication network, displaying a location of the vacant stall within a predefined distance of an entered address such that the vacant stall is displayed in real time.

US Pat. No. 11,071,195

HEATSINK AND STIFFENER MOUNT WITH INTEGRATED ALIGNMENT

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...


9. A method of assembling electronic components, the method comprising:inserting a post of a mount through a printed circuit board (PCB) hole in a PCB and into a bolster plate hole in a bolster plate such that the post is threadingly engaged within the bolster plate hole, a portion of a first barrel axially extends from the post passes through the bolster hole and remaining portion of the first barrel extends through the PCB hole, and a grip extending axially from the first barrel bears against the PCB, wherein the PCB includes a chip;
engaging a load cell of a heat sink with an opposite end of the mount from the post, wherein the heat sink includes a boss such that a combined height of the boss and the chip exceeds a height of the grip; and
tightening the load cell to bring the chip on the PCB into abutment with the boss of the heat sink.

US Pat. No. 11,071,190

ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE DEVICE

Midas Wei Trading Co., Lt...


1. An electrostatic discharge device comprising:at least two conductive materials, attached to an outer wall of an insulating hollow tube, separating from each other and overlapping in a radial direction of the insulating hollow tube, when liquid carrying static charges flows through and rubs against the insulating hollow tube, the static charges are accumulated on the insulating hollow tube to generate an electrostatic voltage across the at least two conductive materials; and
at least one electrostatic eliminating circuit, electrically connected to the at least two conductive materials and disconnected from a grounding terminal, receiving and eliminating the static charges through the at least two conductive materials to reduce the electrostatic voltage.

US Pat. No. 11,071,181

ADAPTIVE DIMMING CIRCUIT AND A METHOD THEREOF

Chengdu Monolithic Power ...


1. A dimming module comprising:a plurality of calculating circuits, wherein each calculating circuit is configured to receive a preset current duty cycle reference signal, a preset current magnitude reference signal and a feedback voltage of an associated light-emitting device string of a plurality of light-emitting device strings, and wherein based on the preset current duty cycle reference signal, the preset current magnitude reference signal and the feedback voltage of the associated light-emitting device string, the calculating circuit provides a current duty cycle reference signal and a current magnitude reference signal for controlling the associated light-emitting device string; and
a plurality of current regulating circuits, wherein each current regulating circuit is configured to receive the feedback voltage of the associated light-emitting device string, the current duty cycle reference signal and the current magnitude reference signal for the associated light-emitting device string, and wherein based on the current duty cycle reference signal, the current regulating circuit controls a duty cycle of a current flowing through the associated light-emitting device string, and wherein based on the feedback voltage and the current magnitude reference signal, the current regulating circuit controls a magnitude of the current flowing through the associated light-emitting device string; wherein
the current magnitude reference signal provided to the light-emitting device string with a minimum feedback voltage is lower than the preset current magnitude reference signal, while the current magnitude reference signal provided to each other light-emitting device string is higher than the preset current magnitude reference signal.

US Pat. No. 11,071,169

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...


1. A communication apparatus comprising:at least one memory storing instructions; and
at least one processor that, upon execution of the stored instructions, is configured to operate as:
a first establishment unit configured to establish a first wireless network;
a first reception unit configured to receive first information from another communication apparatus;
a first provision unit configured to provide a first communication parameter for joining the established first wireless network to the other communication apparatus in a case where a first code stored in the communication apparatus and corresponding to time synchronization processing corresponds to the received first information, and configured not to provide the first communication parameter to the other communication apparatus in a case where the first code does not correspond to the first information; and
a synchronization unit configured to identify the other communication apparatus joining the first wireless network by using the provided first communication parameter, and cause the other communication apparatus identified to execute the time synchronization processing using time information of the communication apparatus.

US Pat. No. 11,071,166

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AN OPEN CONTROL PLANE IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

Netsia, Inc., Sunnyvale,...


1. A method of receiving, by an application, a plurality of signaling/control messages from a mobile network, the mobile network comprising a separated control plane and user plane, the separated control plane comprising at least one control function, the at least one control function generating the plurality of signaling/control messages, and the application operated by either a mobile operator or a third-party service provider, the method as implemented in the at least one control function and an Open Control Interface (OCI) sub-function associated with the at least one control function comprising:(a) receiving, at the at least one control function, a registration message from the application;
(b) upon receipt of the registration message, registering the application with the OCI sub-function associated with the at least one control function, wherein the registering allows the application to receive the plurality of signaling/control messages, the plurality of signaling/control messages pertaining to a group of users of the mobile network;
(c) receiving, at the at least one control function, the plurality of signaling/control messages for the group of users;
(d) relaying, by the at least one control function, the plurality of signaling/control messages to the OCI sub-function; and
(e) relaying, by the OCI sub-function, the plurality of signaling/control messages directly to the application.

US Pat. No. 11,071,160

METHODS FOR BEAM RECOVERY IN MILLIMETER WAVE SYSTEMS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...


1. A method for wireless communications by a user equipment (UE), comprising:signaling information to a base station (BS) that the UE is seeking recovery of a beamformed link between the BS and the UE; and
participating in recovery of the beamformed link in accordance with the information, wherein recovery of the beamformed link comprises performing a beam sweep sequence to re-establish the beamformed link between the BS and the UE, wherein:performing the beam sweep sequence comprises:transmitting signaling to the BS for a single special beam recovery sequence or multiple sequences; and
using the special beam recovery sequence or the multiple sequences to perform the beam sweep sequence to re-establish the beamformed link between the BS and the UE.



US Pat. No. 11,071,156

SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE (D2D) COMMUNICATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...


9. A first user equipment (UE) transmitting a signal in a wireless communication system, comprising:a radio frequency unit; and
a processor,
wherein the processor is configured to:
receive a resource pool configuration for a D2D (device-to-device) data channel,
determine a resource pool for the D2D data channel based on the resource pool configuration, and
transmit the D2D data channel based on the resource pool for the D2D data channel and transmit a demodulation reference signal (DMRS) related to the D2D data channel,
wherein the DMRS is generated based on a slot number which is relatively re-indexed within the resource pool for the D2D data channel.

US Pat. No. 11,071,138

OTA DYNAMIC TDD WITH CUI-R MULTIPLEXED IN UL

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...


1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:receiving, at a user equipment (UE), a downlink grant from a serving base station, wherein the downlink grant identifies downlink transmission in one or more subsequent communication slots;
identifying, by the UE, a trigger for transmission of a channel usage signal associated with the downlink grant;
transmitting, by the UE, the channel usage signal in a next scheduled uplink region; and
receiving, by the UE, downlink data from the serving base station according to the downlink grant, wherein the channel usage signal is transmitted between the receiving the downlink grant and the receiving the downlink data.