US Pat. No. 10,993,251

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LATENCY REDUCTION OF DEVICE-TO-DEVICE (D2D) MESSAGE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ASUSTek Computer Inc., T...

1. A method of a UE (User Equipment), comprising:the UE receives a grant on a first interface wherein the grant indicates a first resource for transmission of a first scheduling information, a second resource for transmission of a second scheduling information, and a time and frequency resource for a data transmission in a resource pool on a second interface;
the UE transmits the first scheduling information in the first resource indicated by the grant on the second interface in a first timing interval;
the UE transmits the second scheduling information in the second resource indicated by the grant on the second interface in a second timing interval; and
the UE transmits the data transmission in the time and frequency resource indicated by the grant on the second interface in a third timing interval,
wherein a timing difference between the second timing interval in which the second scheduling information is transmitted in the second resource indicated by the grant and the first timing interval in which the first scheduling information is transmitted in the first resource indicated by the grant is indicated by the grant, wherein the second scheduling information is different than the first scheduling information,
wherein the first scheduling information indicates a first timing offset between transmission of the first scheduling information in the first timing interval and transmission of the data transmission in the third timing interval, and the second scheduling information indicates a second timing offset between transmission of the second scheduling information in the second timing interval and transmission of the data transmission in the third timing interval, and the first timing offset is different from the second timing offset,
wherein the first timing interval is a first TTI (Transmission Time Interval),
wherein the second timing interval is a second TTI, and
wherein the third timing interval is a third TTI.

US Pat. No. 10,992,563

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF MONITORING NETWORK DEVICES

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:assigning, at a server, a unique identifier to each of a plurality of devices, the plurality of devices being communicatively coupled to one another and to the server via a communications network;
converting, at the server, each unique identifier to a device hash key by applying a hash function;
splitting, at the server, a range of device hash keys of the plurality of devices into N approximately equal sectors, where N is a prime number and each sector includes 1/N of the device hash keys of the plurality of the devices; and
providing, at the server, K monitoring workers to monitor the plurality of devices in an order based on the respective device hash key, where K is an integer.

US Pat. No. 10,993,325

INTERPOSER PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS FOR POWER MODULES

ABB Power Electronics Inc...

1. A direct current (DC) to direct current (DC) power converter comprising:a printed circuit board having a surface;
an electrical component of a power conversion circuit mounted on the surface;
a pin mounted on the surface and configured to transmit power signals; and
an interposer printed circuit board mounted on the surface, the interposer printed circuit board comprising a pad that is configured to transmit control signals.

US Pat. No. 10,991,138

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IN-FLIGHT VIRTUAL REALITY DISPLAYS FOR PASSENGER AND CREW ASSISTANCE

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A virtual reality system for use on-board a vehicle during a trip of the vehicle, the vehicle including a cabin, the system including:a user input unit configured to receive user input from a user, the user input associated with a particular user;
a trip information input unit configured to acquire trip information corresponding to the trip;
a virtual reality display unit configured to provide a virtual reality display to the user; and
a processing unit coupled to the user input unit, the trip information input unit, and the display unit, the processing unit configured to:
acquire the user input from the user input unit,
acquire the trip information from the trip information input unit,
generate a virtual reality display using the user input and the trip information, the virtual reality display tailored for the particular user associated with the user input, wherein the virtual reality display is a mixed display comprising a digital portion and an environmental portion, the environmental portion depicting at least one structure within a field of view of the user corresponding to an environment within the cabin proximate to the particular user providing the user input, wherein the processing unit is configured to enlarge an apparent size of at least a portion of the environmental portion relative to the environment within the field of view, and
provide the virtual reality display to the particular user with the virtual reality display unit.

US Pat. No. 10,987,549

GOLF BALL RETRIEVAL APPARATUS

1. A golf ball retrieval apparatus for retrieving a golf ball from a cupped hole or other location, the golf ball retrieval apparatus comprising:an outer tube having an outer surface, an inner surface, a first end, and a second end opposite the first end;
an inner shaft slidably receivable within the outer tube, the inner shaft having an outer surface, a first end, and a second end opposite the first end;
a retrieval mechanism mounted to the first end of the inner shaft, the retrieval mechanism capable of releasably grasping the golf ball; and
a cam system mounted to the second end of the inner shaft for substantially centering the inner shaft within the outer tube and impeding the movement of the inner shaft within the outer tube;
wherein the inner shaft is slidably movable within the outer tube to move the retrieval mechanism in a general direction away from and toward the first end of the outer tube;
wherein interaction of the cam system and the inner surface of the outer tube impedes movement of the inner shaft within the outer tube and releasably, frictionally secures a desired position of the inner shaft relative to the outer tube; and
wherein the cam system has a cam shaft having an outer surface, a first end, and a second end opposite the first end, a first cam member mounted to the first end of the cam shaft, and a second cam member mounted to the cam shaft at a position between the first cam member and the second end of the cam shaft;
wherein golfers are enabled to facilitate expedient retrieval of a golf ball from a cupped hole or other location while remaining in a substantially upright position.

US Pat. No. 10,993,236

SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNAL MEASUREMENT FOR BEAM DETECTION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications at a user equipment (UE), comprising:performing a search procedure for a first synchronization signal block to detect a first beam of a base station;
determining a first timing offset for the first synchronization signal block based at least in part on the search procedure;
estimating a second timing offset for a second synchronization signal block from the base station based at least in part on the first timing offset; and
performing a measurement procedure for the second synchronization signal block to detect a second beam of the base station based at least in part on the second timing offset.

US Pat. No. 10,992,582

DATA PLANE MANIPULATION IN A LOAD BALANCER

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A load balancer, comprising:one or more processors; and
one or more computer-readable media having stored thereon executable instructions that are executable by the one or more processors to cause the load balancer to perform at least the following:
provide a plurality of functions, including:
a first function for instantiating at least one data plane within the load balancer,
a second function for deleting the at least one data plane from the load balancer; and
a third function enacting a change to the at least one data plane;
based on a selection of the first function, instantiate a data plane for an identified tenant, the instantiated data plane being:
placed in a data path of network data transmitted from one or more sources to a plurality of tenant addresses that each corresponds to a different tenant or group of tenants, and
dedicated to the identified tenant such that the instantiated data plane isolates first network data destined to a first tenant address of the plurality of tenant addresses that corresponds to the identified tenant from second network data destined to one or more other tenant addresses of the plurality of tenant addresses; and
based on a selection of one or more of the second function or the third function, perform at least one of deleting the instantiated data plane from the load balancer or enacting a change to the instantiated data plane.

US Pat. No. 10,993,332

CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A circuit substrate, comprising:a substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, the substrate comprising:
a plurality of patterned pads disposed on the first surface of the substrate, and each of the patterned pads has a contact opening, wherein a wall surface of the contact opening is an inclined surface, and a diameter of the contact opening away from the first surface is larger than a diameter of the contact opening adjacent to the first surface;
a wire build-up layer structure disposed on the first surface of the substrate, the wire build-up layer structure comprising:
an interconnect build-up layer; and
a plurality of conductive pillars, the conductive pillars electrically connecting the interconnect build-up layer and the patterned pads, wherein each of the conductive pillars correspondingly abuts the inclined surface of the wall surface of each of the contact openings; and
an insulating layer disposed between the substrate and the wire build-up layer structure.

US Pat. No. 10,993,245

TERMINAL APPARATUS, BASE STATION, METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A terminal apparatus, comprising:an acquisition unit configured to acquire allocation information associated with allocation of a first resource pool and setting information associated with priority use of the first resource pool; and
a transmission processing unit configured to:
transmit, by the first resource pool, a packet based on the allocation information and the setting information; and
transmit, by the first resource pool, the packet based on a first communication method of the terminal apparatus, wherein
the first resource pool is available to a plurality of terminal apparatuses using a plurality of different communication methods classified as vehicle to X (V2X) communication, and
the plurality of different communication methods comprises the first communication method and the plurality of terminal apparatuses comprises the terminal apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,987,475

SYSTEMS FOR FEEDBACK CONTROL OF ANESTHETIC AGENT CONCENTRATION

General Electric Company,...

1. A system for delivering an anesthetic agent, comprising:an anesthetic agent reservoir;
a pump fluidically coupled to the agent reservoir;
an injector configured to receive pressurized anesthetic agent from the pump, the injector comprising a plurality of nozzle holes;
a vaporizer comprising a heated chamber configured to receive and vaporize the anesthetic agent injected by the injector via the plurality of nozzle holes and supply a mix of the vaporized anesthetic agent and medical gas to a subject via a supply line; and
a controller storing instructions executable to:
determine a concentration of the vaporized anesthetic agent in the mix;
and adjust one or more injector parameters including at least a duty cycle of the injector based on a difference between the concentration of the vaporized anesthetic agent and a commanded concentration;
wherein the one or more injector parameters further comprise one or more of injector open duration and injector valve position;
and an agent flow valve positioned in a return line fluidically coupled between the injector and the agent reservoir;
and wherein the instructions are further executable to:
first adjust the duty cycle based on the difference, and responsive to the duty cycle falling below a threshold, adjust the position of the agent flow valve.

US Pat. No. 10,993,276

RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE, RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A radio communication device comprising:circuitry configured to
determine connection processing, for connecting the radio communication device to another radio communication device, activated in accordance with a first input operation by a user of the radio communication device,
receive information including a connection state between the radio communication device and the other radio communication device, and a communication capability of the other radio communication device to which the radio communication device attempts to connect, and
select, depending on the connection state and the communication capability, which communication is to be performed from among
first connection mode in which a direct connection to the other radio communication device is established and direct communication with the other radio communication device is performed, wherein the first connection mode is performed by disconnecting the connection between the other radio communication device and a base station or performed without disconnecting such connection,
second connection mode in which a connection to the other radio communication device via the base station that relays radio communication is established and direct communication with the other radio communication device is performed, and
third connection mode in which a connection to the other radio communication device via the base station is established and indirect communication with the other radio communication device via the base station is performed.

US Pat. No. 10,989,384

LIGHTING DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A lighting device for a motor vehicle, comprising:a source of laser light including a plurality of laser diodes;
a vector scanner, on which a light bundle emanating from a light of the source of laser light impinges;
wherein the vector scanner varies a position of the light bundle and moves a spot of light, which is generated from the light bundle, at a distance from the lighting device in order to generate a predetermined distribution of light, wherein at least one of a scan speed, at which the spot of light is moved, and a scan path, along which the spot of light is moved, is variable by the vector scanner;
wherein the vector scanner includes one or more MEMS components which each contain a semiconductor chip which is surrounded by a housing and within which a single mirror is integrated, on which the light bundle impinges, wherein the MEMS component is configured such that the single mirror is tilted continuously for moving the spot of light;
wherein a temperature sensor for detecting a temperature of a respective MEMS component is provided in the respective MEMS component; and
a control device configured to control at least one of electrical power of the source of laser light, and a cooling element arranged on the respective MEMS component, as a function of the detected temperature of the respective MEMS component in such a manner that the detected temperature does not exceed a predetermined temperature threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,993,358

DEVICE FOR REMOVING PORTION OF COVER AND METHOD OF REMOVING PORTION OF COVER

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A device for removing a portion of a cover, comprising:a lower platform;
an upper platform disposed opposite to the lower platform and vertically reciprocatingly moving, the upper platform including a plurality of protrusions, each of the protrusions extending toward the lower platform;
a cover jig disposed between the lower platform and the upper platform, the cover jig including a plurality of through holes, each of the through holes disposed opposite to a respective protrusion of the plurality of protrusions, so that each of the protrusions is able to be inserted through a respective through hole of the plurality of through holes;
a feed roller adjacent to the upper platform;
a receiving roller disposed opposite to a side of the upper platform adjacent to the feed roller; and
an adhesive film, one end of the adhesive film connected to the feed roller, an other end of the adhesive film connected to the receiving roller, and a portion of the adhesive film between the one end and the other end of the adhesive film located between the upper platform and the cover jig, wherein the adhesive film toward a side of the cover jig is sticky.

US Pat. No. 10,993,253

SCHEDULING REQUEST PROCEDURE FOR D2D COMMUNICATION

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A base station comprising:a receiver, which, in operation, receives from a communication apparatus a direct link Buffer Status Report (BSR) for a device to device (D2D) communication, wherein the direct link BSR is a message that informs the base station of an amount of D2D data to be transmitted from the communication apparatus to a destination user equipment; and
a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits to the communication apparatus a D2D grant that schedules D2D resources for the D2D data,
wherein the direct link BSR has a lower priority in resource scheduling than an uplink BSR, the uplink BSR being a message that informs the base station of an amount of uplink data to be transmitted from the communication apparatus to the base station, and
wherein the direct link BSR has a higher priority in resource scheduling than data from any logical channel, except data from Uplink Common Control Channel (UL-CCCH).

US Pat. No. 10,993,241

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A radio communication apparatus that transmits a transmission packet to another radio communication apparatus, comprising:a free resource searcher that searches for free resources in a resource range;
a transmission processor that transmits the transmission packet, using a free resource within the resource range; and
a transmission prohibition timer that sets a transmission prohibition time to prohibit starting a next resource range after transmission of the transmission packet by the resource range,
wherein the free resource searcher searches for free resources in the next resource range after expiration of the transmission prohibition time, and
wherein the free resource searcher searches for free resources in the next resource range even before the transmission prohibition time expires in a case where a type of the transmission packet requires real-time property.

US Pat. No. 10,993,218

CARRIER DETERMINATION FOR A DEVICE

Lenovo Innovations Limite...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a processor that:
determines a first carrier from a plurality of carriers; and
determines a set of physical resource blocks within the first carrier for a first device to transmit first hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement feedback information;
a transmitter that:
transmits, to the first device, first signaling indicating a first control channel for the first device to transmit the first hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement feedback information; and
transmits, to a second device, second signaling indicating a second control channel for the second device to transmit second hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement feedback information, wherein the first control channel and the second control channel are determined based at least in part on the set of physical resource blocks and the first carrier; and
a receiver that:
receives the first hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement feedback information from the first device on the first control channel; and
receives the second hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement feedback information from the second device on the second control channel, wherein the first control channel and the second control channel are received concurrently on the first carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,993,207

PAGING METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a memory storing instructions; and
a processor coupled to the memory, wherein the instructions, when executed by the processor, cause the apparatus to:
receive a broadcast message carrying a first radio frame parameter and a second radio frame parameter, wherein the first radio frame parameter is used for receiving a first paging message in a coverage enhancement mode and the second radio frame parameter is used for receiving a second paging message in a non-coverage enhancement mode, and a value of the second radio frame parameter is different from a value of the first radio frame parameter;
determine a start paging frame and a start paging occasion according to the first radio frame parameter in the broadcast message; and
receive the first paging message according to the start paging frame, the start paging occasion, and a first subframe set, wherein the first subframe set comprises M first subframes in which the first paging message can be received and the first subframe set follows the start paging occasion of the start paging frame, and M is a quantity of times that the first paging message needs to be repeatedly received.

US Pat. No. 10,993,197

DISTRIBUTED MIMO BASED ON ACCESS POINT COLLABORATION

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

1. A method for communication in a WLAN, comprising:associating a client station (STA) with a basic service set (BSS) of a first access point (AP), having first antennas, in a wireless local area network (WLAN); synchronizing a second AP, having second antennas, in the WLAN with the first AP;
computing distributed beamforming parameters over a group of the first antennas and the second antennas;
distributing data for transmission to the STA to both the first AP and the second AP; and
transmitting the distributed data to the STA from the first AP via the first antennas in the group and the second AP via the second antennas in the group in synchronization in accordance with the distributed beamforming parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,993,144

TERMINAL APPARATUS, MME, COMMUNICATION METHOD OF TERMINAL APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD OF MME

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A User Equipment (UE) comprising:transmission and/or reception circuitry configured to:
perform communication by use of a User plane Cellular Internet of Things (CIoT) Optimisation after completion of a procedure which is initiated by the UE,
in a case of changing a communication method, transmit a first control message to a core network, and receive a second control message as a response to the first control message from the core network, and
perform communication by use of a Control plane CIoT Optimisation after receiving the second control message; and
control circuitry, wherein
the transmission and/or reception circuitry, in the procedure, is configured to:
transmit a Request message to the core network, and
receive an Accept message from the core network,
the Request message includes UE capability information indicating support of the User plane CIoT Optimisation and information indicating a request to use the User plane CIoT Optimisation,
the Accept message includes network capability information indicating support of the User plane CIoT Optimisation,
the control circuitry receives the network capability information indicating the support of the User plane CIoT Optimisation to interpret that use of the communication by use of the User plane CIoT Optimisation is accepted,
the first control message includes information indicating a request to use the Control plane CIoT Optimisation,
the second control message includes information indicating the Control plane CIoT Optimisation,
the control circuitry receives the information indicating the Control plane CIoT Optimisation to interpret that use of the communication by use of the Control plane CIoT Optimisation is accepted,
the communication by use of the User plane CIoT Optimisation is transport of user data using a communication path for transmitting and/or receiving the user data,
in a case where the control circuitry receives a message to suspend a Radio Resource Control (RRC) connection from a base station apparatus when the communication by use of the User plane CIoT Optimisation is used, the control circuitry enters an idle mode while keeping a UE context, and
the communication by use of the Control plane CIoT Optimisation is transport of user data using a communication path for transmitting and/or receiving a control message, and is performed through the core network.

US Pat. No. 10,993,120

DRONE-ASSISTED DEPLOYMENT OF WIRELESS ACCESS INFRASTRUCTURE

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

1. A system, comprising:one or more processors; and
memory having instructions stored therein, the instructions, when executed by one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform acts comprising:
positioning a first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) test cell at a first position and a second UAV test cell at a second position;
comparing an average of multiple signal robustness values of a wireless communication link that is established between the first UAV test cell and the second UAV test cell to a wireless signal threshold value; and
in response to the average the multiple signal robustness values at least meeting the wireless signal threshold value, designating one or more of the first position and the second position as one or more proposed placement positions for one or more base station antennas, wherein the one or more proposed placement positions are free of an interference from an existing antenna of the base station;
wherein the average of multiple signal robustness values of the wireless communication link includes an average of signal strength measurements or signal quality measurements; wherein the average of the signal strength measurement includes a received signal strength indicator (RSSI) measurement, reference signal received power (RSRP) measurement, or a received channel power indicator (RCPI) measurement, and wherein the signal quality measurement includes an energy to interface ratio (ECIO) measurement, a reference signal received quality (RSRQ) measurement, a signal to interference-plus-noise ratio (SINR) measurement, a bit error rate (BER) measurement, a low density parity check (LDPC) measurement, a packet error rate (PER) measurement, or a received signal code power (RSCP).

US Pat. No. 10,992,508

NR BROADCAST CHANNEL TRANSMISSION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a wireless device, for receiving system information from a network node of a wireless communication system, the system information being received in a synchronization signal (SS) block of an SS burst set comprising at least one SS block, wherein the system information is multiplexed with information providing a time index indicating which SS block of the SS burst set is being received, the method comprising:receiving the system information, wherein receiving comprises descrambling the system information using a scrambling sequence generated based on the time index; and
determining whether the information providing the time index is accurate, based on an error-detection code related to the received system information.

US Pat. No. 10,989,621

ONLINE PIPE INTEGRITY TESTING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Trinity Bay Equipment Hol...

1. A pipeline system comprising:a pipe segment, wherein the pipe segment comprises tubing that defines a pipe bore through the pipe segment and one or more fluid conduits in a tubing annulus of the pipe segment;
a pipe fitting secured to the pipe segment, wherein the pipe fitting comprises a vent port fluidly connected to the one or more fluid conduits in the tubing annulus of the pipe segment;
a testing apparatus, wherein the testing apparatus comprises:
a fluid valve fluidly connected to the vent port on the pipe fitting;
an upstream sensor fluidly connected between the vent port on the pipe fitting and the fluid valve, wherein the upstream sensor is configured to determine a fluid parameter associated with fluid within the one or more fluid conduits in the tubing annulus of the pipe segment to facilitate determining an integrity state of the pipe segment; and
a downstream sensor fluidly connected between the fluid valve and external environmental conditions, wherein the downstream sensor is configured to determine another fluid parameter associated with fluid released from the one or more fluid conduits in the tubing annulus of the pipe segment while the fluid valve is in an opened state to facilitate determining the integrity state of the pipe segment; and
a control sub-system communicatively coupled to the downstream sensor and the upstream sensor in the testing apparatus, wherein:
the upstream sensor comprises a fluid pressure sensor configured to determine first sensor data indicative of fluid pressure present within the one or more fluid conduits in the tubing annulus of the pipe segment;
the downstream sensor comprises a flow meter configured to determine second sensor data indicative of fluid volume released from the one or more fluid conduits in the tubing annulus of the pipe segment while the fluid valve in the testing apparatus is in the opened state; and
the control sub-system is configured to:
determine free space volume in the tubing annulus of the pipe segment based at least in part on the first sensor data determined by the fluid pressure sensor and the second sensor data determined by the flow meter; and
determine the integrity state of the pipe segment based at least in part on the free space volume in the tubing annulus of the pipe segment.

US Pat. No. 10,987,123

SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS WITH ARTICULATING SHAFTS

Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, P...

1. An articulatable surgical instrument comprising:an end effector comprising an ultrasonic blade;
a shaft extending proximally from the end effector along a longitudinal axis, wherein the shaft comprises:
a pivotable portion at a first position on the longitudinal axis proximal to the end effector, wherein the pivotable portion comprises a plurality of transverse spacer members;
a first rotatable member extending through the plurality of transverse spacer members parallel to the longitudinal axis, wherein the first rotatable member comprises a first natural bias extending in a first natural bias direction away from the longitudinal axis, and wherein the first natural bias direction of the first rotatable member varies with rotation of the first rotatable member;
a second rotatable member extending through the plurality of transverse spacer members parallel to the longitudinal axis and offset from the first rotatable member along a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal axis, wherein the second rotatable member comprises a second natural bias extending in a second natural bias direction away from the longitudinal axis, wherein the second natural bias direction of the second rotatable member varies with rotation of the second rotatable member, wherein the pivotable portion of the shaft is substantially straight when the first and second rotatable members are rotated such that the first natural bias direction and the second natural bias direction oppose one another and both the first rotatable member and the second rotatable member exert bias forces oriented radially outward from the longitudinal axis, and wherein the pivotable portion of the shaft articulates in a first direction away from the longitudinal axis when the first and second rotatable members are rotated such that the first natural bias direction and the second natural bias direction are aligned with one another both in the first direction; and
an ultrasonic waveguide extending through at least a portion of the shaft, wherein the ultrasonic waveguide comprises a bendable portion at the pivotable portion of the shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,993,292

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TUNING AN INDUCTION CIRCUIT

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. An induction cooking system, comprising:a power supply bus;
a plurality of resonant inverters in connection with the power supply bus, each comprising a dedicated resonant capacitor;
at least one bus capacitor in connection with each of the dedicated resonant capacitors and a ground;
a plurality of inductors configured to generate an electromagnetic field in connection with the plurality of resonant inverters;
at least one switch operable to control a plurality of switch configurations comprising a first configuration and a second configuration; and
a tuning capacitor in connection with each of the dedicated resonant capacitors via the at least one switch, wherein the at least one switch is configured to selectively connect the tuning capacitor in parallel with one of the dedicated resonant capacitors in the first configuration and the second configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,993,243

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR UPLINK POWER CONTROL AND RATE ADAPTATION WITHIN A WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK (WLAN)

Marvell Asia Pte, Ltd., ...

1. A method for communicating in a wireless local area network (WLAN) comprising:setting, at the AP, an uplink target received signal strength information (RSSI) for each of the plurality of STAs, wherein the uplink target RSSI for each STA is set to be within a predetermined range relative to the uplink target RSSIs for the other STAs;
transmitting, from the AP to each of the plurality of STAs, a respective trigger frame containing an assigned modulation and coding scheme (MCS) and the uplink target RSSI for the assigned MCS; and
receiving, at the AP, a respective uplink frame transmitted to the AP by each respective STA at a respective one of the determined uplink target RSSIs included in the respective trigger frame.

US Pat. No. 10,993,219

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ALLOCATING RESOURCE BLOCKS

ZTE CORPORATION, Shenzhe...

1. A method, comprising:determining a resource indication value based on at least a first parameter and a second parameter, wherein the first parameter indicates a starting resource block location and the second parameter indicates a length of a sequence of resource blocks, and a predefined relationship between the first parameter and the second parameter comprises xL+yQ?N, wherein x represents the first parameter, y represents the second parameter, L and Q are predefined positive integers larger than 1, and N represents a maximum number of available resource blocks that can be allocated to a communication node; and
transmitting the resource indication value to the communication node.

US Pat. No. 10,991,644

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGE HAVING A LOW PROFILE

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC...

1. A method, comprising:applying a film to a leadframe having first and second surfaces, wherein the film is applied to the second surface of the leadframe;
mounting at least one component to the film;
applying a pre-mold material to cover at least a portion of the first surface of the leadframe and the at least one component;
removing the film to expose the second surface of the leadframe;
attaching a die to the second surface of the leadframe;
forming at least one electrical connection between the die and the leadframe; and
encapsulating the die, the leadframe, the at least one component and the pre-mold material with a final mold material to provide an IC package.

US Pat. No. 10,990,678

METHOD TO PROTECT APPLICATION RUNNING IN A HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT

2. A method to defend against trampoline based attacks which use dynamic link library (dll) injection and code modification comprising:protecting an application when access is performed from injected dll, and protecting said application when access is performed from modified codes, where the application is protected when said access is performed from said modified codes, by
loading module file into memory as image file or helper image, which relocates instructions properly,
calculating offset of return address in calling module,
locating address of open process call in helper image and calling said address address-in-helper-image,
disassembling several instructions at said address-in-helper-image and instructions at return address,
comparing operation codes of said disassembled instructions, and
rejecting open process request if instructions are different, as meaning that codes of system process have been modified illegally.

US Pat. No. 10,989,160

METHOD FOR MONITORING COMBUSTION PROCESSES IN A COMBUSTION ENGINE

SEM AB, Amal (SE)

1. An engine, comprising:a plurality of cylinders;
each cylinder comprising an ignition coil;
each ignition coil comprising at least one electronic circuit that:
detects a spark event of a spark plug,
measures the ion current from said spark plug, and
calculates a dimension free relative measure of the ion current from each of said plurality of cylinders based on a time or crank angle from the detected spark event; and
an engine control unit comprising a central processing unit that receives said dimension free relative measures from each cylinder and uses said relative measures from said plurality of cylinders to improve a performance of said engine, wherein said calculation includes dividing the ion current signal into a plurality of crank angle subintervals, calculating the integral of ion current in each crank angle subinterval; and performing a calculation on the integrals of ion currents from different subintervals such that the result of the calculation is dimension free.

US Pat. No. 10,993,346

ELECTRONIC DEVICE CAPABLE OF INSTALLING DIFFERENT MODULES AND CASE MODULE THEREOF

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. An electronic device capable of installing different modules, the electronic device comprising:a case module comprising:
a cage; and
at least one restraining component movably disposed on the cage and movable relative to the cage to a restraining position along a first direction, each of the at least one restraining component being integrally formed as a single entity;
at least one first electronic module detachably installed on the cage and movable relative to the cage to a first installing position along the first direction; and
a second electronic module detachably installed on the cage and movable relative to the cage to a second installing position along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction;
wherein the at least one restraining component is driven by the at least one first electronic module to move to the restraining position when the at least one first electronic module moves to the first installing position along the first direction, and the second electronic module is stopped by the at least one restraining component at the restraining position.

US Pat. No. 10,993,324

COMPUTER SYSTEM WITH MODIFIED MODULE SOCKET

International Business Ma...

1. A system comprising:a module socket mechanism mounted on a motherboard printed circuit board;
a processor assembly module mounted on the module socket mechanism, the processor assembly module comprising:
a processor die mounted on a module printed circuit board;
the module printed circuit board mounted to the module socket mechanism, wherein the module printed circuit board transmits electrical signals between the processor die and the motherboard printed circuit board through the module socket mechanism;
a connector component mounted to a surface of the module socket mechanism;
a spacer located near the connector component and between the module socket mechanism and the motherboard printed circuit board; and
an electrical connection between the connector component and the processor assembly, the electrical connection traveling through the module socket mechanism and bypassing the motherboard printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,993,321

WIRING SUBSTRATE

NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.,...

1. A wiring substrate comprising:a substrate body formed by a single or a plurality of insulating layers and having a front surface and a back surface that are located at opposite sides of the substrate body;
a plurality of pads formed on the front surface, and at least one of the back surface and an inner layer surface that is located between the front and back surfaces, the plurality of pads formed on the same surface and having a staggered arrangement in plan view; and
a plurality of via conductors formed at each of the plurality of pads, the plurality of via conductors extending in a thickness direction of the substrate body with the plurality of via conductors being parallel to each other,
wherein, when focusing attention on one pad among the plurality of pads on the same surface, in plan view, an arrangement of the plurality of via conductors on the one pad is different from an arrangement of the plurality of via conductors on a plurality of immediately adjacent pads that encircle the one pad,
wherein a diameter of each of the plurality of pads formed on the at least one of the back surface and inner layer surface is larger than a diameter of each of the plurality of pads formed on the front surface,
wherein the number of the via conductors connecting to the one pad is two or more, and
wherein a group of these two or more via conductors is arranged so as to be shifted in a rotation direction in plan view by at least 30 degrees or more and 90 degrees or less with respect to other group of two or more via conductors connecting to one of the plurality of immediately adjacent pads located on the same surface.

US Pat. No. 10,993,310

COMPACT SRF BASED ACCELERATOR

Fermi Research Alliance, ...

1. An accelerator comprising:a superconducting radio frequency cavity comprising a plurality of cells;
an electron gun incorporated in a first of the plurality of cells of the superconducting radio frequency cavity; and
an injection locked magnetron configured as a microwave power source for the electron gun.

US Pat. No. 10,993,233

INSERTING VIRTUAL CARRIER IN CONVENTIONAL OFDM HOST CARRIER IN COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:circuitry configured to
locate, within a wireless access interface provided by a base station, a narrowband carrier that includes a first plurality of resource elements across a first range of system resource blocks which is within and smaller than a second range of system resource blocks that span a system frequency bandwidth;
decode a narrowband carrier control portion within the narrowband carrier, the narrowband carrier control portion identifying resource elements within the narrowband carrier that are allocated to the electronic device;
locate the allocated resource elements within the narrowband carrier based on the decoded control portion; and
receive data transmitted by the base station by decoding the allocated resource elements within the narrowband carrier, wherein data transmitted on the narrowband carrier is logically distinct from data transmitted in remaining parts of the second range of system resource blocks.

US Pat. No. 10,993,226

SUBFRAME INDICATION METHOD AND DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A first device comprising a processor and a memory storing program instruction executable by the processor to cause the first device to perform a method comprising:determining subframe indication information indicating one or more of: uplink control signaling, downlink control signaling, or data of a first subframe; and
sending the subframe indication information to a second device, wherein the second device determines a subframe type of the first subframe based on the subframe indication information, wherein the subframe type indicates a gap location of the first subframe, and wherein the downlink control signaling carries first indication information instructing the second device to feed back, in uplink control signaling of a second subframe, acknowledgement information of downlink data of the first subframe, channel state information, or a service request.

US Pat. No. 10,993,190

POWER CONTROL FOR SPATIAL MULTIPLEXING OF UPLINK CHANNELS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication performed by a user equipment (UE), comprising:determining that multiple uplink channels are to be transmitted contemporaneously via different antennas on a component carrier;
determining a respective transmit power for multiple uplink communications associated with the multiple uplink channels based at least in part on determining that the multiple uplink channels are to be transmitted contemporaneously via the different antennas on the component carrier and based at least in part on a set of priority rules that identifies a respective priority for the multiple uplink communications,
wherein a total transmit power to be used for the multiple uplink communications satisfies a maximum transmit power of the UE; and
transmitting the multiple uplink communications using the respective transmit power,
wherein, in a symbol in which a first uplink communication and a second uplink communication of the multiple uplink communications do not overlap, the first uplink communication is transmitted using a scheduled transmit power, and
wherein, in a symbol in which the first uplink communication and the second uplink communication overlap, the first uplink communication is transmitted using a first respective transmit power and the second uplink communication is transmitted using a second respective transmit power that is less than or equal to a difference between the maximum transmit power of the UE and the first respective transmit power.

US Pat. No. 10,993,189

METHOD AND APPARATUS HAVING POWER CONTROL FOR GRANT-FREE UPLINK TRANSMISSION

Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. L...

1. A method in a user equipment, the method comprising:determining configuration information for a transmission based on a configured uplink grant;
receiving information of an assigned one of a plurality of different received by a network entity power levels for each user equipment for a given transmission instance;
determining a transmit power offset based on the received information of the assigned one of the plurality of different received by the network entity power levels;
determining a transmit power for transmission based on the configuration information of the configured uplink grant by applying the determined transmit power offset, when the determined transmit power with the determined transmit power offset applied is not less than a predefined threshold value, and by not applying the determined transmit power offset, when the determined transmit power with the determined transmit power offset applied is less than the predefined threshold value; and
performing an uplink transmission using the determined transmit power for transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,993,173

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR UPDATING SYSTEM INFORMATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a wireless device for receiving notifications from a base station of upcoming system information (SI) updates, wherein the wireless device is communicating with the base station using physical resources on a bandwidth part of a first carrier, the method comprising:obtaining an indication of a subset of a plurality of paging occasions in a SI modification period that the wireless device is configured to monitor, wherein responsive to an upcoming update of SI the base station is configured to transmit a notification on each of the plurality of paging occasions in the SI modification period; and
monitoring the subset of the plurality of paging occasions for notifications of upcoming SI updates, wherein the subset of the plurality of paging occasions in the SI modification period is a last paging occasion in the SI modification period.

US Pat. No. 10,992,395

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING OPERATION BASED ON DISTANCE BETWEEN TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND RECEPTION DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of providing information by a server, the method comprising:receiving mode information on a beacon service from a first electronic device;
generating control information based on the mode information; and
transmitting the control information to a second electronic device,
wherein the mode information is identified from a beacon signal transmitted by the second electronic device, and the beacon signal includes at least one piece of mode information corresponding to distance information,
wherein the mode information is determined based on the distance information corresponding to distance between the second electronic device and the first electronic device among the at least one piece of mode information included in the beacon signal, and
wherein each of the at least one piece of mode information comprises distance level information and operation mode information for a different distance between the second electronic device and the first electronic device within a maximum beacon transmission distance.

US Pat. No. 10,993,264

MULTIPLEXING CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION REPORTS IN MULTIPLE TRANSMIT-RECEIVE POINT (TRP) SCENARIOS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication performed by an apparatus of a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving an indication of a non-ideal backhaul condition between a first transmit-receive point (TRP) and a second TRP;
receiving at least one configuration that identifies a resource for multiplexing channel state information (CSI) reports with a potential to collide in a slot;
determining that multiple CSI reports of a first set of CSI reports that are to be transmitted to the first TRP, or of a second set of CSI reports that are to be transmitted to the second TRP, have the potential to collide in the slot; and
transmitting at least one of the first set of CSI reports to the first TRP or the second set of CSI reports to the second TRP according to the at least one configuration,
wherein the first set of CSI reports or the second set of CSI reports are multiplexed in the resource.

US Pat. No. 10,993,161

AUTHENTICATING USER EQUIPMENTS THROUGH RELAY USER EQUIPMENTS

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method comprising:sending, by a remote user equipment (UE), an indication to an application server that the remote UE is to use a wireless relay UE to access a wireless network;
receiving, by the remote UE from the application server, a first identity different from a second identity associated with the remote UE, wherein the first identity is obtained by the application server from a mobility management function; and
using, by the remote UE, the first identity for authentication and registration with the wireless network.

US Pat. No. 10,993,137

FLEXIBLE CONFIGURATION OF GUARANTEED BITRATE ADMISSION CONTROL FOR 5G OR OTHER NEXT GENERATION NETWORK

1. A method, comprising:generating, by network equipment comprising a processor, quality data representative of a quality of service for a requested service that is requested by a mobile device;
assigning, by the network equipment, a common guaranteed bitrate admission control threshold for a first pool of network resources that are common to a group of network services that comprises the requested service;
based on the quality data, comparing, by the network equipment, a resource value associated with the requested service to a dedicated guaranteed bitrate admission control threshold for a second pool of network resources that are exclusive to the requested service, resulting in a first comparison result, wherein the second pool of network resources is distinct from the first pool of network resources;
in response to the first comparison result being that the resource value does not exceed the dedicated guaranteed bitrate admission control threshold, permitting, by the network equipment, admission of a guaranteed bitrate bearer for the requested service from the second pool of network resources; and
in response to the first comparison result being that the resource value exceeds the dedicated guaranteed bitrate admission control threshold, comparing, by the network equipment, the resource value to the common guaranteed bitrate admission control threshold, resulting in a second comparison result.

US Pat. No. 10,992,807

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SEARCHING CONTENT USING ACOUSTIC CHARACTERISTICS

CALLMINER, INC., Waltham...

1. A method, comprising:analyzing acoustic and language characteristics of a plurality of communications between customers and agents to identify communications that include acoustic agitation or dissatisfaction expressed by a customer and to identify a response by an agent in the identified communications;
determining at least one category label to associate with one or more of the plurality of communications;
determining relevant communications of the plurality of communications relating to a specific agent based on a criteria that is at least one of a category label or a presence of acoustic agitation or dissatisfaction expressed by one or more customers, wherein determining the relevant communications further includes restricting the plurality of communications to those with a specified amount of time between at least two specified events;
analyzing the relevant communications to determine a quality score for the specific agent relating to a responsiveness of the specific agent to the acoustic agitation or the dissatisfaction of the one or more customers;
providing the plurality of communications, the at least one category label associated with one or more of the plurality of communications, and the quality score in a social feed;
receiving one or more comments in the social feed on one or more of the plurality of communications or the quality score;
sorting the one or more comments by a seniority of commenter to obtain at least one high interest comment; and
presenting the at least one high interest comment to a manager of an agent.

US Pat. No. 10,992,234

ADAPTIVE CONTROL OF SYNCHRONOUS RECTIFIER SWITCHING DEVICE

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

1. A circuit for controlling a power converter, the circuit comprising:a synchronous rectifier (SR) switching device;
a light load detection circuit configured to generate a load detection signal in response to a conduction signal and an operation mode signal; and
an SR driver configured to generate a control signal according to the load detection signal and a gate signal and to provide the control signal to the SR switching device,
wherein the SR driver generates the control signal having a first value when the light load detection signal is de-asserted and the gate signal is asserted to turn on the SR switching device, and the SR driver generates the control signal having a second value when the light load detection signal is asserted and the gate signal is asserted to turn on the SR switching device, the second value being less than the first value.

US Pat. No. 10,991,638

SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

18. A semiconductor package system, comprising:a substrate;
a first semiconductor package mounted on the substrate;
a passive device mounted on the substrate;
a first thermal conductive layer; and
a heat radiation structure on the first semiconductor package and the passive device,
the heat radiation structure including a first bottom surface and a second bottom surface,
the first bottom surface physically contacting the first thermal conductive layer, the second bottom surface at a higher level than a level of the first bottom surface, the second bottom surface being on the passive device,
the first thermal conductive layer between the first semiconductor package and the heat radiation structure, and
a height of the passive device being the same as or greater than a sum of a height of the first semiconductor package and a height of the first thermal conductive layer,
wherein the first semiconductor package includes a system-on-chip, and a lower surface of the passive device having a level below a lower surface of the first semiconductor package.

US Pat. No. 10,990,721

DELAY DEPENDENCE IN PHYSICALLY AWARE CELL CLONING

Cadence Design Systems, I...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:accessing, using one or more hardware processors, a circuit design stored in memory, the circuit design comprising a plurality of flip-flop elements having clock inputs provided by a routing tree;
identifying, using the one or more hardware processors, an associated delay for each flip-flop element of the plurality of flip-flop elements;
clustering, using the one or more hardware processors, individual flip-flop elements within the plurality of flip-flop elements based on the associated delays of the individual flip-flop elements to generate at least a first cluster of flip-flop elements and a second cluster of flip-flop elements, the clustering comprising:
identifying a minimum delay for an individual flip-flop element of the plurality of flip-flip elements;
defining a first delay window from the minimum delay to a window size:
defining a second delay window from a maximum delay of the first delay window to the window size;
generating the first cluster of flip-flop elements as a first set of flip-flop elements of the plurality of flip-flop elements having the associated delay within the first delay window; and
generating the second cluster of flip-flop elements as a second set of flip-flop elements of the plurality of flip-flop elements having the associated delay within the second delay window;
grouping, using the one or more hardware processors, single flip-flop elements within the first cluster based on physical characteristics of the single flip-flop elements to generate at least a first delay group of flip-flop elements within the first cluster and a second delay group of flip-flop elements within the first cluster;
generating, using the one or more hardware processors, an updated circuit design by updating the routing tree for the circuit design using the first delay group and the second delay group; and
generating, using the one or more hardware processors, a set of masks based on the updated circuit design, the set of masks being configured for use in generating an integrated circuit that comprises the updated circuit design.

US Pat. No. 10,993,331

HIGH-SPEED INTERCONNECTS FOR PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:a first insulating layer and a second insulating layer;
a plurality of conductive interconnects located between the first insulating layer and adjacent to the second insulating layer of the printed circuit board, wherein the plurality of conductive interconnects extend along a planar surface of the second insulating layer; and
a first treated region on a first surface of each of the plurality of conductive interconnects that exhibits greater adhesion to the first insulating layer than a second region of the first surface when the first insulating layer is applied to the plurality of conductive interconnects, wherein each first surface is on a first side of the conductive interconnects that is opposite a second side of the conductive interconnects that contacts the planar surface of the second insulating layer, wherein the conductive interconnect supports NRZ data transmission rates between 40 Gb/s and 60 Gb/s with less than 25 dB of loss.

US Pat. No. 10,993,277

ENHANCED PDCP DUPLICATION HANDLING AND RLC FAILURE HANDLING

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus for managing transmissions of a user equipment device (UE), the apparatus including:a processor configured to cause the UE to:
establish a connection with a cellular network, wherein the connection includes:
a first path between the UE and the cellular network; and
a second path between the UE and the cellular network;
receive, from the cellular network, a first duplication parameter including an indication to autonomously determine duplication;
autonomously determine, in response to the indication, whether to duplicate transmission of first uplink data;
duplicate a first portion of the first uplink data on both of the first path and the second path in accordance with the determination; and
transmit a second portion of the first uplink data on only the first path in accordance with the determination.

US Pat. No. 10,993,168

METHODS OF AND DEVICE FOR AUTONOMOUS CONFIGURATION OF A RELAY NODE DEVICE IN MESH NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for deactivating a relay feature of a relay node in a mesh network comprising a plurality of nodes, wherein said relay node formulates a connectivity report comprising routing information to a beacon node in said mesh network, said routing information being based on connectivity control messages received from said beacon node, said method comprising:transmitting, by said relay node, said connectivity report to neighboring nodes;
transmitting, by said relay node, a query message to said neighboring nodes for querying whether said relay feature of said relay node may be deactivated;
receiving, by said relay node, response messages from said neighboring nodes, in response to said query message, wherein each of said response messages indicates whether said relay feature of said relay node may be deactivated; and
deactivating, by said relay node, said relay feature of said relay node responsive to the response messages all indicating that said relay feature of said relay node may be deactivated, and otherwise not deactivating said relay feature of said relay node.

US Pat. No. 10,993,123

DATA SENDING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method, comprising:determining, by a base station, a first coverage zone that is set to a covered state in a first cell of the base station at a current moment, wherein the first cell of the base station comprises a plurality of coverage zones including the first coverage zone, there is at least one coverage zone of the plurality of coverage zones set to the covered state in the first cell at any given moment, and coverage zones set to the covered state in the first cell at different moments are different, and wherein the at least one coverage zone of the plurality of coverage zones comprises a perimeter that defines the at least one coverage zone, wherein a portion of the perimeter that is closest to the base station is physically separate from and does not touch the base station;
performing, by the base station, beamforming on data carried by a common channel to obtain a common channel beam of the first cell at the current moment, wherein the common channel beam of the first cell at the current moment points to the first coverage zone that is set to the covered state in the first cell at the current moment, wherein the common channel beam excludes a rotary narrow beam that rotates around the base station at a preset radian rate, and wherein the first coverage zone to which the common channel beam points at the current moment does not overlap with any other zone of the plurality of coverage zones in the first cell of the base station; and
sending, by the base station, the common channel beam of the first cell at the current moment to the first coverage zone that is set to the covered state in the first cell at the current moment.

US Pat. No. 10,993,051

HEARING DEVICE WITH NEURAL NETWORK-BASED MICROPHONE SIGNAL PROCESSING

Starkey Laboratories, Inc...

1. A method for transmitting a target sound to a listener, comprising:receiving microphone signals including the target sound from microphones;
processing the microphone signals using a neural network to produce a processed signal including the target sound, the neural network including a linear signal processing path and a nonlinear signal processing path, the processing including using the nonlinear signal processing path to increase a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) for the target sound and using the linear signal processing path to decrease distortion of the target sound;
producing an output signal including the target sound using the processed signal; and
producing an output sound based on the output signal using a speaker.

US Pat. No. 10,992,660

AUTHENTICATION AND AUTHORIZATION OF A PRIVILEGE-CONSTRAINED APPLICATION

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

13. A computer implemented method, comprising:receiving a request for access to a remote resource and a permitted action token from a privilege-constrained application, the permitted action token associated with an application-identifying application key embedded within the privilege-constrained application, the permitted action token identifying a limited set of privileges that the privilege-constrained application is authorized to perform in connection with the remote resource, the request further directing the remote resource to perform an action of interest;
accessing the remote resource in response to the request according to the limited set of privileges identified in the permitted access token;
passing the request to the remote resource when the action of interest falls within the limited set of privileges identified by the permitted action token; and
blocking the request when the action of interest falls outside the limited set of privileges;
wherein the limited set of privileges comprises less than a full set of privileges that would be performable by the privilege-constrained application when unconstrained, the limited set of privileges placing restrictions on at least one operation performed in connection with the remote resource, wherein the privilege-constrained application is authorized to perform at least one permitted action in connection with the remote resource and lacks permission to perform at least one blocked action in connection with the remote resource according to the limited set of privileges.

US Pat. No. 10,989,363

LED FILAMENT AND LED BULB WITH LED FILAMENT

KAISTAR LIGHTING (XIAMEN)...

1. A LED filament, comprising: a carrier, LED chips disposed on the carrier, wherein the carrier comprises a first lateral section, and a second lateral section opposite to the first lateral section in a thicknesswise direction of the carrier, the LED chips are formed on the first lateral section and covered by the first lateral section and thereby lights emitted from the LED chips are guided outside of the carrier through the first lateral section and the second lateral section, and hardness of the first lateral section is less than that of the second lateral section;wherein the carrier comprises a substrate, a first adhesive and a second adhesive, the substrate comprises a first bracket and a second bracket connected with the first bracket, the first bracket has an upper surface away from the second bracket, the second bracket has a bottom surface away from the first bracket, the LED chips are disposed on the upper surface of the first bracket, the first adhesive covers the upper surface of the first bracket and the LED chips, the first adhesive and the first bracket form the first lateral section, the second adhesive covers the bottom surface of the second bracket, the second adhesive and the second bracket form the second lateral section;
wherein a thermal conductivity of the first bracket is higher than that of the second bracket, brittleness of the first bracket is more than that of the second bracket, and a thickness of the first bracket is less than that of the second bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,989,346

AUTOMATIC FLOW RESTRICTOR FOR A WATER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

1. An automatic flow restrictor for a sprinkler head, comprising:a first disk and a second disk, the first disk and the second disk moving relative to each other so as to take a first orientation where water being pumped through a main line tubing member is free to pass through the flow restrictor and exit out the sprinkler head with little resistance to flow, and a second orientation where water is restricted from passing therethrough;
the first disk includes a top surface and a bottom surface, the first disk further including a plurality of apertures extending directly between the top surface and the bottom surface; and
the second disk includes a top surface and a bottom surface, the second disk further including a plurality of apertures extending directly between the top surface and the bottom surface, wherein a fan blade is aligned with at least one of the apertures from the second disk;
wherein the top surface of the first disk includes raised pads shaped and dimensioned to fit within the apertures of the second disk that are opposed to the first disk.

US Pat. No. 10,988,154

POWERED SLED

Rehrig Pacific Company, ...

1. A pallet sled comprising:a base;
a first tine and a second tine extending from the base;
a first arm pivotably mounted to the first tine;
a second arm pivotably mounted to the second tine;
a first load wheel mounted to the first arm and supporting an outer end of the first tine;
a second load wheel mounted to the second arm and supporting an outer end of the second tine;
a rod in each of the first tine and the second tine configured to pivot the first arm and the second arm to move the first load wheel and the second load wheel toward and away from the first tine and the second tine, respectively;
a first hub motor within the first load wheel for driving the pallet sled, wherein the first hub motor is mounted to the first arm, wherein the first hub motor includes an axle received in a slot in the first arm; and
a washer keyed to the first arm and an axle nut secured to the axle outward of the washer.

US Pat. No. 10,987,895

ROOF MEMBER OR CEILING MEMBER, AND CONSTRUCTION

SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY...

1. A member for roofing or ceiling, comprising:an outdoor-side heat insulating layer (A);
an indoor-side heat insulating layer (B); and
a heat storage layer between the outdoor-side heat insulating layer (A) and the indoor-side heat insulating layer (B), wherein
R?0.10 where R is represented by Equation (3):
R=2(R1?0.5)2+(R2?1)2+(R3?0.55)2  (3),
where R1 is represented by Equation (1):
R1=(Tb/Kb)/(Ta/Ka+Tb/Kb)  (1),where Ka is a thermal conductivity of the outdoor-side heat insulating layer (A), Ta is a thickness of the outdoor-side heat insulating layer (A), Kb is a thermal conductivity of the indoor-side heat insulating layer (B), and Tb is a thickness of the indoor-side heat insulating layer (B),R2 is a ratio of a latent heat amount of the heat storage layer in a temperature range of 15° C. to 50° C. with respect to a latent heat amount of the heat storage layer in a temperature range of ?10° C. to 60° C., and
R3 is represented by Equation (2):
R3=L5/L20  (2),where L5 is a latent heat amount of the heat storage layer in a temperature range X, and L20 is a latent heat amount of the heat storage layer in a temperature range of (X??10)° C. inclusive to (X?+10)° C. inclusive,X is a 5° C.-width temperature range in which the latent heat amount of the heat storage layer is the largest among latent heat amounts of given 5° C.-width temperature ranges within the temperature range of ?10° C. to 60° C., andX? is a center temperature of the temperature range X.

US Pat. No. 10,991,566

TIME-OF-FLIGHT MASS SPECTROMETER

SHIMADZU CORPORATION, Ky...

1. A time-of-flight mass spectrometer, comprising:a chamber whose inside is maintained in vacuum; a flight tube disposed inside of the chamber and separated from an inner wall of the chamber; and a temperature control unit configured to control temperature outside the chamber,
wherein a radiation factor improvement treatment is done to a part of an inner wall surface of the chamber facing the flight tube.

US Pat. No. 10,991,548

MODULAR PRINT HEAD ASSEMBLY FOR PLASMA JET PRINTING

Space Foundry Inc., Los ...

1. An apparatus for printing, comprising: (i) a plasma module for generating a plasma discharge, wherein the plasma module comprises a dielectric tube, a first electrode having a first surface area, and a second electrode having a second surface area, wherein the first electrode and the second electrode are configured to move along the length of the dielectric tube; and (ii) a detachable fluid assembly comprising a dielectric spacer and a cartridge, wherein a proximal end of the dielectric spacer is configured to be attached to or detached from a distal end of the plasma module, and a distal end of the dielectric spacer is coupled to a proximal end of the cartridge, wherein the cartridge comprises an ink inlet, an ink outlet, an ink reservoir, a piezo atomizer, a perforated plate, a lip, or a combination thereof, and wherein the dielectric spacer of the fluid assembly has a length that is (i) greater than a distance between respective centers of the first electrode and the second electrode in the plasma module, and (ii) between 5 millimeters (mm) to 216 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,990,605

INSTANCE DATA REPLICATION

ServiceNow, Inc., Santa ...

1. A computer system configured to replicate instance data, comprising:memory;
one or more processing units; and
a network interface communicatively coupled to the one or more processing units and the memory, wherein the memory comprises computer instructions that, when executed by the one or more processing units, cause the computer system to:
activate a replication set at a producer instance by setting producer replication configuration data, wherein the replication set includes a replication target table, and wherein the producer replication configuration data comprises a producer instance ID, a replication set ID, a shared key for encrypting/decrypting the data of the replication target table, horizontal filter criteria for replicating data of the replication target table, and vertical filter criteria for replicating data of the replication target table;
receive, from a consumer instance, a subscription request to subscribe to the replication set of the producer instance;
detect, based on the producer replication configuration data of the producer instance, a data modification event associated with a record of the replication target table included in the replication set of the producer instance;
generate replication event data of the data modification event when the data modification event is determined to be eligible for replication based on predetermined criteria included in the producer replication configuration data;
place the replication event data in an outbound replication queue to transport the replication event data to a logging infrastructure for replication; and
transmit, to the consumer instance subscribing to the replication set of the producer instance, the replication event data from the logging infrastructure based on consumer replication configuration data of the consumer instance, wherein the consumer instance is configured to load a record onto a replication destination table of the consumer instance based on the replication event data to replicate the record of the replication target table of the producer instance onto the consumer instance.

US Pat. No. 10,990,200

ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING PEN INPUT DEVICE AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

17. An electronic device, comprising:a housing;
a display exposed through a portion of the housing;
a wireless communication circuit disposed in the housing;
a processor disposed in the housing and operatively connected with the display and the wireless communication circuit; and
a memory operatively connected with the processor, wherein the memory stores instructions executable by the processor to cause the electronic device to:
at a first time point, change the electronic device from a lock state to a unlock state in response to a user's input,
at a second time point after the first time point, change the electronic device from the unlock state to the lock state,
after the second time point, detect an approach of a stylus pen within a predetermined distance from a surface of the display in the lock state, and
change the electronic device from the lock state to the unlock state based at least in part on receiving, through the wireless communication circuit, at a third time point after the second time point, a wireless signal generated by the stylus pen based on the approach of the stylus pen, wherein:
when a state of the electronic device is changed from the unlock state to the lock state at the second time point based on execution of a first application program which is associated with a use of the stylus pen before the second time point, and the state of the electronic device is changed from the lock state to the unlock state at the third time point based on approach of the stylus pen at the third time point, and
when the state of the electronic device is changed from the unlock state to the lock state at the second time point based on execution of a second application program which is not associated with a use of the stylus pen before the second time point, and the state of the electronic device maintains the lock state at the third time point despite the approach of the stylus pen at the third time point.

US Pat. No. 10,989,390

FOLDED OPTICS METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING EFFICIENCY OF LED-BASED LUMINAIRES

DMF, Inc., Carson, CA (U...

1. A hybrid lens to redirect light emitted by a light source during operation of the light source, the hybrid lens comprising:a folded optic element defining an optical axis of the hybrid lens, the folded optic element comprising:
an output surface from which the light exits the hybrid lens, the output surface reflecting at least a portion of the light within the folded optic element prior to the portion of the light exiting the hybrid lens;
a first flange oriented parallel with the output surface;
an outer reflective surface comprising a plurality of triangular-shaped grooves forming corresponding total internal reflection (TIR) prisms, the plurality of triangular-shaped grooves being radially oriented with respect to the optical axis and separated from the first flange; and
a hollow core comprising:
a sidewall sharing an edge with the first flange;
a core output boundary disposed proximate to and in concentric alignment with the output surface; and
a core input opening, defined by the edge, through which the light enters the folded optic element; and
a reflector, optically coupled to the core input opening and disposed outside the hollow core, to receive the light emitted by the light source, reflect a first portion of the light, and directly transmit a second portion of the light into the hollow core without reflection by the reflector.

US Pat. No. 10,989,251

FRICTION CLUTCH MECHANISM

Robert Bosch Automotive S...

1. Friction clutch mechanism for a steering column of a vehicle comprising:a sleeve positioned around a steering shaft of the steering column, the sleeve having a first end and a second end and a plurality of threads being positioned on the second end;
a lock collar positioned on the sleeve, the lock collar having an outer surface, a plurality of locking teeth positioned on the outer surface;
a friction washer positioned on the sleeve adjacent a second end of the lock collar;
a lock nut positioned on the plurality of threads on the second end of the sleeve, the lock nut disposed to engage a side of the friction washer that is not facing the lock collar, the lock nut engaging the friction washer to place a biasing force against the friction washer, the biasing force causing the friction washer to engage the lock collar with a predetermined force; and
an engagement device for engaging the locking teeth on the lock collar to prevent the lock collar from rotating until the biasing force placed on the lock collar by the friction washer is exceeded, and for disengaging the locking teeth.

US Pat. No. 10,988,665

PERMEABLE AND DECOMPOSABLE PLUG FORMING RAPIDLY DEHYDRATING FLUID (RDF)

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method to control lost circulation in a loss zone in a wellbore, comprising:introducing a rapidly dehydrating fluid (RDF) composition into the wellbore such that the RDF composition contacts the loss zone and reduces a rate of lost circulation into the loss zone, wherein the RDF composition consists of:
a carrier fluid;
a cellulosic viscosifier comprising an amount in the range of 3 weight % of the total weight (w/w %) to 4 w/w %;
a plurality of particles formed from date tree seeds, wherein the plurality of particles formed from date tree seeds comprises an amount of 4 weight % of the total weight (w/w %) to about 5 w/w % and each of the plurality of particles formed from date tree seeds has a size of 400 microns to 595 microns; and
a plurality of date tree trunk fibers, the date tree trunk fibers comprising fibers formed from date tree trunks, wherein the plurality of date tree trunk fibers comprises an amount of 7 weight % of the total weight (w/w %) to about 8 w/w %, wherein the RDF composition has a dehydration time of 1.15 minutes to 1.5 minutes at 100 pounds-per-square inch differential (psid) pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,987,659

SYNTHESIS OF TIO2/CO3O4 CORE-SHELL PHOTOCATALYSTS

King Abdulaziz University...

1. A method of synthesizing TiO2/Co3O4 core-shell photocatalysts, comprising:preparing SiO2 hollow nanospheres via sol-gel synthesis in the presence of a non-ionic surfactant and a cationic surfactant;
adding titanium sec-butoxide to a solution containing the SiO2 hollow nanospheres to provide a first combined sample;
calcinating the first combined sample to provide hollow mesoporous TiO2 nanospheres;
adding cobalt nitrate to a solution comprising the hollow mesoporous TiO2 nanospheres to provide a second combined sample; and
calcinating the second combined sample to provide TiO2/Co3O4 core-shell photocatalysts.

US Pat. No. 10,993,330

DISPLAY PANEL, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING DISPLAY PANEL

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A display panel comprising:a display substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, the display substrate including a display area and a non-display area in the first surface and a first terminal on the first surface in the non-display area;
a Chip-On-Film (COF) component disposed on the second surface, the Chip-On-Film component comprising a COF film and an integrated circuit (IC) chip on a surface of the COF film, which faces away from the display substrate, and a second terminal on the surface of the COF film;
a connection hole: located in the non-display area and at least penetrating the display substrate and the COF film; and
an electrical connector disposed in the connection hole and electrically coupled to the first terminal on the first surface of the display substrate and the second terminal on the surface, which faces away from the display substrate, of the COF film.

US Pat. No. 10,993,164

PATH SELECTION BETWEEN WIRELESS MESH NETWORK DEVICES

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

4. A method comprising:receiving, at a first mesh network device, a first response from a second mesh network device, the first response being associated with a first request sent by a third mesh network device to establish a first wireless path between the third mesh network device and the second mesh network device through the first mesh network device;
receiving, at the first mesh network device, a second response from the second mesh network device, the second response being associated with a second request sent by a fourth mesh network device to establish a second wireless path between the fourth mesh network device and the second mesh network device through the first mesh network device;
determining that the first response and the second response comprise a same first sequential number (SN) associated with the second mesh network device;
forwarding, by the first mesh network device, the first response to the third mesh network device; and
forwarding, by the first mesh network device, the second response to the fourth mesh network device responsive to determining that the first response and the second response comprises the same first SN.

US Pat. No. 10,992,087

CONTACT MEMBER FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A contact member for an electrical connector, comprising:an outer conductor including a mating interface section including a front end of the outer conductor, a termination section including a rear end of the outer conductor, and a middle section therebetween joining the mating interface and termination sections;
a sleeve disposed around the middle section of the outer conductor, the sleeve having a least one inwardly extending tab that is configured to fit in a slot in the middle section of the outer conductor;
an inner conductor received in the mating interface section; and
a protective insulator including a main portion received in the mating interface section of the outer conductor and supporting the inner conductor and including an end portion configured for closed entry mating, the end portion having an end face extending outside of the front end of the outer conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,989,212

CONTROLLING A WET GAS COMPRESSION SYSTEM

ExxonMobile Upstream Rese...

1. A method of controlling a compressor surge for a compressing system, comprising:introducing a quantity of liquid into an input stream to create a multiphase input stream;
compressing the multiphase input stream with a centrifugal compressor to create a discharge stream;
measuring a parameter of the discharge stream, the input stream, or both, wherein the parameter corresponds to a surge line or a surge margin for the centrifugal compressor;
when the parameter exceeds a first predetermined point, reducing the compressor surge of the centrifugal compressor by increasing the quantity of liquid introduced; and
when the parameter exceeds a second predetermined point, decreasing the quantity of liquid introduced.
US Pat. No. 10,987,362

TREATMENT OF FIBROSIS USING FXR LIGANDS

Intercept Pharmaceuticals...

1. A method for treating non-alcoholic steatohepatitis in a subject not suffering from a cholestatic condition, the method comprising the step of administering to the subject an effective amount of tauro-6-ethyl-chenodeoxycholic acid (tauro-6ECDCA).

US Pat. No. 10,993,323

STACKABLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

1. A stackable printed circuit board comprising:a top face further comprising at least a first connector set configured along a first side of an equilateral geometric shape about a central point and at least a second connector set configured along a second side of the equilateral geometric shape where the second side is located opposite the side the first connector set is configured; and
a bottom face further comprising at least a third connector set in a mirrored configuration to the at least first connector set on the top face and at least a fourth connector set in a mirrored configuration to the at least second connector set on the top face, wherein each connector set further comprises a male connector and a female connector with a mirrored pin configuration and located inline with one another.

US Pat. No. 10,993,317

WAFER LEVEL OPTICAL MODULE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An optical wafer comprising:a substrate;
one or more optical components encapsulated, at least partially, by the substrate, wherein each of the one or more optical components comprises an active side exposed on a first side of the substrate and configured to emit or sense light;
a passivation layer disposed on the first side of the substrate and over at least a portion of the active sides of the one or more optical components such that:
the active sides of the one or more optical components are exposed via a recess formed within the passivation layer; and
the passivation layer forms a sidewall of the recess configured to act as an optical barrier between the one or more optical components;
a dark photoresist layer, disposed on the passivation layer and the sidewall of the recess formed within the passivation layer, configured to reduce optical interference between the one or more optical components;
one or more printed circuit board (PCB) bars encapsulated, at least partially, by the substrate, wherein the one or more PCB bars are configured to allow electrical conductivity from the first side of the substrate to a second side of the substrate; and
at least one redistribution layer configured to electrically couple at least one of the one or more optical components to at least one of the one or more PCB bars.

US Pat. No. 10,993,315

PRINTED CIRCUIT VIA FOR KA SATCOM CIRCUIT BOARDS

AvL Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A compensated via structure for a multi-layer PCB stackup with improved RF transmission at Ka band of satellite communication, the compensated via structure comprising:a central via;
wherein a first end of the central via is connected to an input transmission line within a first layer and a second end of the central via is connected to an output transmission line within a second layer;
a plurality of grounding posts surrounding the central via and running through the multi-layer PCB stackup; and
a compensating structure contained in a ground plane between the first and the second layers, the compensating structure comprising:
an antipad through which the central via passes wherein the antipad disconnects the central via from the compensating structure; and
at least one additional antipad through which at least one of the plurality of grounding posts passes wherein the at least one additional antipad disconnects the corresponding ones of the plurality of grounding posts from the compensating structure.

US Pat. No. 10,993,302

POWER REGULATION FOR LIGHTING FIXTURES

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A device comprising:a plurality of light loads, wherein each light load of the plurality of light loads comprises at least one light source;
a plurality of switches coupled to the plurality of light loads; and
a controller coupled to the plurality of switches, wherein the controller actively operates the plurality of switches multiple times within each cycle to control delivery of power to the plurality of light loads, wherein each cycle is at most approximately 1/50th of a second,
wherein active operation of the plurality of switches by the controller is performed on a dynamic schedule, wherein the dynamic schedule is based on a plurality of environmental conditions, wherein the controller bypasses a forward voltage of the plurality of light loads when actively operating the plurality of switches, and wherein the controller controls the plurality of switches on a first on, first off basis.

US Pat. No. 10,993,278

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECOVERING FROM RADIO DOWNLINK FAILURE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method comprising:monitoring, by a user equipment a first radio link to determine when a radio downlink failure occurs on the first radio link, wherein the first radio link is connected to a radio network;
when the radio downlink failure is detected on the first radio link, starting, by the user equipment, a physical-layer-monitored automatic-recovery process for the first radio link in parallel with starting a Radio Link Control Radio Resource Control (RRC) connection re-setup process to set up a second radio link;
performing, after the starting the physical-layer-monitored automatic-recovery process, and after starting the Radio Link Control RRC connection re-setup process to set up the second radio link:
determining a target preset time length; and
entering an idle mode when the first radio link is still in a radio downlink failure state after the target preset time length expires, wherein the idle mode indicates that recovery from the radio downlink failure failed; and
recovering from the radio downlink failure through the physical-layer-monitored automatic-recovery process or the Radio Link Control RRC connection re-setup process.

US Pat. No. 10,993,275

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING COMMUNICATION LINKS WITH A PLURALITY OF TRAFFIC NODES

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. An apparatus for managing communication links comprising:a memory storing instructions;
a processor to execute the instructions stored in the memory to perform the following operations:
receiving a request from a first traffic node to establish a communication link with a second traffic node, wherein at least the second traffic node is one of a plurality of traffic nodes registered with a radio network;
receiving, from the first traffic node, object description information associated with the request, wherein the object description information is data collected by the first traffic node from the second traffic node, and identifies the second traffic node with a predetermined confidence level;
comparing the object description information with stored information relating to the second traffic node;
determining, based on the comparison, a likelihood that the object description information pertains to the second traffic node; and
deciding, based on the determination, whether to grant the request.

US Pat. No. 10,993,267

DETERMINATION METHOD, ACCESS, TRANSMISSION, PROCESSING METHOD AND DEVICE, BASE STATION AND TERMINAL

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A communication method, comprising:receiving, by a terminal from a base station, an indication of a signal format, wherein the signal format includes a first cyclic prefix and N first preambles, N being an integer not less than 2, and wherein a length of the first cyclic prefix is M times a length of a basic cyclic prefix of a basic signal format, M being a positive integer, and wherein M is equal to N;
forming, by the terminal according to the signal format, a random access signal; and
sending, by the terminal to the base station, the random access signal.

US Pat. No. 10,993,255

METHOD FOR PERFORMING SUB-BAND UNIT DOWNLINK SCHEDULING IN NEXT GENERATION WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting an uplink signal by a user equipment (UE) to a base station (BS) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from the BS, first downlink control information (DCI) including information about resource blocks allocated in a wideband (WB) and second DCI including information about precoders indicated in units of a subband (SB);
configuring the allocated resource blocks as SBs including two or more contiguous resource blocks; and
transmitting, to the BS, the uplink signal through the SBs, by applying the precoders to corresponding SBs,
wherein a WB modulation and coding scheme (MCS) and a WB precoding matrix indicator (PMI) are included in the first DCI, and a SB MCS and SB PMIs are included in the second DCI,
wherein, based on the UE being configured to use the SB PMI for the transmission of the uplink signal and succeeding in the reception of the second DCI, the SB MCS and a corresponding SB PMI included in the second DCI are used for the transmission of the uplink signal,
wherein, based on the UE being configured to use the SB PMI for the transmission of the uplink signal and failing in the reception of the second DCI, the WB MCS and the WB PMI included in the first DCI are used for the transmission of the uplink signal, and
wherein the first and the second DCI are received through a same subframe and are configured based on a same aggregation level.

US Pat. No. 10,993,188

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a screen;
a distance sensor, configured to transmit an acknowledgement signal, and receive a feedback signal responding to the acknowledgement signal;
a gravity sensor, configured to detect a gravity acceleration value;
a memory, configured to store at least one program instruction, a threshold value, a variation threshold value, and a predetermined value; and
a processor, electrically connected to the distance sensor, the gravity sensor, and the memory, and loading the at least one program instruction to perform the following steps:
receiving the feedback signal from the distance sensor;
determining a signal strength value of the feedback signal;
comparing the signal strength value with the threshold value obtained from the memory;
comparing the gravity acceleration value obtained from the gravity sensor with the predetermined value obtained from the memory when the signal strength value is greater than the threshold value;
comparing a variation value of the gravity acceleration value with the variation threshold value obtained from the memory when the gravity acceleration value is greater than the predetermined value; and
controlling the screen to operate in a first mode when the variation value is greater than the variation threshold value;
wherein the processor controls the screen to operate in a second mode when the signal strength value is greater than the threshold value but the gravity acceleration value is not greater than the predetermined value, and the second mode is different from the first mode.

US Pat. No. 10,993,187

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING COMMUNICATION DEVICE USE

Location Labs, Inc., Eme...

1. A computer implemented method of controlling device use, the method comprising:receiving from a first user an indication of a maximum allowed use of at least one device corresponding to a second user;
monitoring an amount of use of the of the at least one device;
determining at a plurality of times that the monitored amount of use is greater than the maximum allowed use;
modifying a value based at least on an aggregating of the determining at the plurality of times that the monitored amount of use is greater than the maximum allowed use;
determining when the value crosses a particular threshold; and
and
disabling at least one of a particular application or a particular functional component of the at least one device responsive to the value crossing the particular threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,993,180

WAKE UP SIGNALING TECHNIQUE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

9. A method for wireless communication performed by a wireless device, comprising:determining a numerology of wake-up-radio (WUR) signaling from a plurality of numerology;
determining a WUR-signaling configuration comprising time resource, frequency resource, or a combination thereof; and
monitoring one or more WUR signals based at least on the determined numerology and the determined WUR signaling configuration, wherein monitoring the one or more WUR signals comprises monitoring one or more beams used for acquiring one or more SYNC signals.

US Pat. No. 10,993,012

MAGNETIC EARPHONES HOLDER

Snik LLC, Berkeley, CA (...

1. A set of earphones comprising:a. a first earbud comprising a first earbud magnet;
b. a second earbud comprising a second earbud magnet; and
c. an electronic device controller coupled to the first earbud and the second earbud,
wherein the first earbud magnet of the first earbud and the second earbud magnet of the second earbud are configured to removably couple with a first holder body magnet of a first form fitting opening and a second holder body magnet of a second form fitting opening of an earphones holder body, and wherein the electronic device controller receives an activation signal based on a magnetic decoupling of the first earbud magnet with the first holder body magnet of the first form fitting opening and a magnetic decoupling of the second earbud magnet with the second holder body magnet of the second form fitting opening.

US Pat. No. 10,992,860

DYNAMIC SEAM ADJUSTMENT OF IMAGE OVERLAP ZONES FROM MULTI-CAMERA SOURCE IMAGES

NIO USA, INC., San Jose,...

1. A method for processing images of a vehicle's surroundings, comprising:obtaining a first image from a first camera having a first vantage of the vehicle's surroundings;
obtaining a second image from a second camera having a second vantage of the vehicle's surroundings that is different from the first vantage;
determining whether an object is present within a field of view of both the first camera and the second camera;
upon determining that the object is present within the field of view, selecting a portion of the first image and a portion of the second image to include an image of the object in one of the selected portion of the first image or the selected portion of the second image and not both the selected portion of the first image and the selected portion of the second image; and
stitching together the selected portion of the first image and selected portion of the second image into a unified image; and
wherein the selection of the portion of the first image and the portion of the second image is further selected based on a distance of the object and further comprising selecting a seam angle of the portion of the first image in accordance with the distance of the object applied to a sigmoid function.

US Pat. No. 10,992,857

INPUT CONTROL DEVICE, INPUT CONTROL METHOD, AND OPERATION SYSTEM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An input control device, comprising:a target point determination unit configured to:
determine one of:
a user's line-of-sight position with respect to an operative field image matches with a characteristic point in the operative field image, or
the user's line-of-sight position is different from the characteristic point in the operative field image,
wherein the operative field image is displayed on a display screen; and
determine the user's line-of-sight position as a target point, wherein
the target point is a display reference for the operative field image displayed in the display screen, and
the user's line-of-sight position is determined as the target point based on the determination that the user's line-of-sight position with respect to the operative field image is different from the characteristic point in the operative field image; and
circuitry configured to control movement of the determined target point in the operative field image to a center of the display screen.

US Pat. No. 10,992,853

IMAGE CAPTURE CONTROL APPARATUS, DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS, AND CONTROL METHOD FOR TRACKING A TRACKING TARGET IN A LIVE VIEW IMAGE

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image capture control apparatus comprising:a touch detector configured to be capable of detecting a touch operation; and
a memory and at least one processor and/or at least one circuit to perform operations of the following units:
a tracking unit configured to track a tracking target in a live view image captured by an image capturing unit;
a display control unit configured to, in response to the touch detector detecting a movement operation of moving a touch position, carry out control to display an indicator at a position, in a display, that is based on a movement amount of the movement operation,
a control unit configured to, in response to a predetermined amount of time elapsing after the touch for making the movement operation has been released, carry out control such that a tracking target determined on the basis of the position of the indicator is tracked by the tracking unit; and
an object detection unit configured to detect a specific object from the live view image,
wherein the control unit carries out control so that if the indicator is near the specific object, tracking is started immediately, without waiting for the predetermined amount of time to elapse, in response to the touch being released, and if the indicator is not near the specific object, the tracking is carried out after the predetermined amount of time has elapsed.

US Pat. No. 10,992,836

AUGMENTED PROPERTY SYSTEM OF CURATED AUGMENTED REALITY MEDIA ELEMENTS

Pipbin, Inc., Omaha, NE ...

1. A device for recording and sharing moments with one or more readers, the device including a processor and comprising a moment recorder configured to record at least one moment file represented by at least one user selectable icon, the at least one moment file comprising at least:1) a location;
2) an identifier corresponding to the moment recorder;
3) a time;
4) at least one recorder filter configured to restrict an availability of the at least one moment file to one or more authorized readers based on at least one filter preference selected from a group including the time, a medium associated with the moment, a subject associated with the moment, an interest associated with the moment, and a theme associated with the moment;
and
5) an augmented property filter configured to restrict one or more of:
(a) the ability of the moment recorder to record the at least one moment file;
and
(b) the availability of the at least one moment file to the one or more authorized readers;
based on a virtual property ownership system wherein the location is associated with at least one augmented property.

US Pat. No. 10,992,812

CALL MAPPING SYSTEMS AND METHODS USING VARIANCE ALGORITHM (VA) AND/OR DISTRIBUTION COMPENSATION

Afiniti, Ltd., Hamilton ...

1. A method for handling contacts and agents in a contact center system comprising:determining, by at least one computer processor configured to operate in the contact center system, a plurality of contacts with an order according to an initial normalized ranking, wherein each of the plurality of contacts is waiting in a queue of the contact center system for connection to one of a plurality of agents assigned to the queue of the contact center system;
adjusting, by the at least one computer processor, the initial normalized ranking according to a time effects compensation to generate an adjusted normalized ranking, wherein the time effects compensation compensates for a first time shift of the plurality of agents appearing to have a higher performance rate than a second time shift of the plurality of agents, wherein the higher performance rate is attributable at least in part to a higher conversion rate among contacts arriving during the first time shift than contacts arriving during the second time shift; and
establishing, by the at least one computer processor, in a switch of the contact center system, a connection between one of the plurality of contacts and one of the plurality of agents using a pattern matching algorithm based on the adjusted normalized ranking.

US Pat. No. 10,992,798

CONFIGURATION OF TELEPHONE RING LIST BASED ON MOBILE DEVICE LOCATION

CSC Holdings, LLC, Bethp...

1. A method, comprising:determining a location of a mobile device based on the mobile device's association with a wireless local area network (WLAN) or an IP address, wherein the mobile device is associated with a user;
configuring a ring list based on the location of the mobile device, wherein the ring list comprises at least the mobile device's telephone number, a different telephone number associated with the user's workplace, and a voicemail; and
sequentially routing an incoming call to a plurality of telephone numbers in the ring list.

US Pat. No. 10,992,793

TELEPHONE SYSTEM FOR THE HEARING IMPAIRED

Eugenious Enterprises, LL...

1. A computing system operated by a first person, the computing system comprising:a processor;
a microphone that is operably coupled to the processor; and
memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform acts comprising:
receiving, by way of a network connection between the computing system and a second computing system operated by a second person, a voice signal that encodes a spoken utterance of the second person, wherein the spoken utterance is a portion of a real-time communication session between the first person and the second person;
immediately in response to receiving the voice signal, transmitting the voice signal to a server computing device, wherein the server computing device executes an automatic speech recognition (ASR) system, wherein the ASR system generates a transcription of the spoken utterance upon receipt of the voice signal;
in response to receiving the voice signal, buffering the voice signal in the memory of the computing system;
receiving, from the server computing device, the transcription;
immediately upon receiving the transcription from the server computing device:
directing the buffered voice signal to a speaker such that the speaker audibly outputs the spoken utterance to the first person;
causing the transcription to be presented on a display such that the spoken utterance is presented on the display to the first person simultaneously with the speaker audibly outputting the spoken utterance to the first person or prior to the speaker audibly outputting the spoken utterance to the first person; and
causing a second voice signal to be transmitted to the second computing system, wherein the second voice signal is based upon a second spoken utterance set forth by the first person, wherein the second spoken utterance is captured by the microphone, wherein the computing system fails to transmit the second voice signal to the server computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,992,775

RECEIVING MEDIA CONTENT BASED ON USER MEDIA PREFERENCES

Sonos, Inc., Santa Barba...

1. A method to be performed by one or more servers of a first cloud service, the method comprising:receiving, via a network interface, data representing a guest list for an upcoming event corresponding to a first user account, the guest list indicating multiple guests corresponding to respective second user accounts of a second cloud service;
querying one or more streaming media services for music preferences corresponding to the multiple guests;
receiving, from the one or more streaming media services, data representing respective music preferences corresponding to the multiple guests;
generating a playlist of audio tracks based on the received respective music preferences corresponding to the multiple guests, wherein generating the playlist of audio tracks based on the received respective music preferences corresponding to the multiple guests comprises:
sending, via the network interface to one or more servers of a music curation service, data representing a request to generate the playlist based on the received respective music preferences corresponding to the multiple guests; and
receiving, via the network interface from the one or more servers of the music curation service, data representing the generated playlist; and
during the event, causing the playlist to be queued in a playback queue for playback by one or more playback devices of a particular media playback system registered with the first user account.

US Pat. No. 10,992,756

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM GENERATING A NOTIFICATION INCLUDING A WARNING

FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., To...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:a processor programmed to
receive information regarding a first function;
receive information regarding a second function after receipt of the information regarding the first function;
determine whether an amount of electric power to simultaneously execute both the first function and the second function exceeds a threshold; and
in response to determining that the amount of electric power exceeds the threshold, transmit a notification including a warning indicating that if the second function is executed (i) the amount of electric power will exceed the threshold and (ii) at least one of the first function and the second function will not operate normally, wherein
the amount of electric power is a total sum of electric power required for the first function and the second function, and
in a case where the first function and the second function are able to be executed using a same apparatus, the total sum of electric power represents an amount of electric power required for execution of the first function and the second function using the same apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,992,753

EDGE COMPUTING-BASED DISTRIBUTED NETWORK ARCHITECTURE THAT ENABLES PREEMPTIVE CLIENT-TARGETED LOCAL DATA STORAGE

Bank of America Corporati...

1. A method for enabling local data storage in a network, said network comprising a central server and a plurality of remote communications hubs, said method comprising:tracking and storing a principle location of a client, said principle location of the client being co-located with at least one of the plurality of remote communications hubs;
monitoring for future natural-disasters; and
transmitting a packaging instruction to said central server when a natural-disaster is predicted to occur within a certain threshold distance of the at least one remote communication huh and within a certain threshold amount of time in the future; and
in response to receiving the packaging instruction, packaging at; and transmitting from, the central server a digital package, said digital package comprising a complete record of the client's information, to the at least one remote communication hub for secure storage;
wherein said transmitting further comprises changing a system of record, said system of record that provides the location of storage of the complete record of the clients information, at least temporarily, from the central server to the at least one remote communication hub.

US Pat. No. 10,992,735

SYSTEM FOR GENERATING EVENT-BASED LINKAGES BETWEEN DISTRIBUTED RESOURCES FOR TAILORED DATA ACCESS

BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATI...

1. A system for generating event-based linkages between discrete distributed resources for tailored data visibility, the system comprising:a memory device with computer-readable program code stored thereon;
a communication device connected to a network, the network having a first zone and a second zone separated by a network edge; and
a processing device, wherein the processing device is configured to execute the computer-readable program code to:
establish a first distributed resource and a second distributed resource, wherein the first distributed resource and the second distributed resource have different data privacy requirements, wherein the first distributed resource and the second distributed resource are discrete distributed resources, wherein the first distributed resource is associated with a first user, wherein the second distributed resource is associated with a second user, and wherein the first distributed resource is within the first zone of the network;
identify an event associated with both the first distributed resource and the second distributed resource, wherein the event is added as a block on each of the first distributed resource and the second distributed resource;
generate a link, via the block associated with the event, between the first distributed resource and the second distributed resource based on identifying the event, wherein the link is a shared segment between the first distributed resource and the second distributed resource;
receive a request from an external user to access the first distributed resource within the first zone of the network, wherein the request comprises authentication credentials associated with the external user and requested components of the first distributed resource;
authorize the request from the external user based on the authentication credentials;
collect the requested components of the first distributed resource in the first zone of the network based on the request;
project the requested components across the network edge from the first zone to the second zone thereby forming a third distributed resource, wherein only the requested components of the first distributed resource are visible to the external user on the third distributed resource in the second zone; and
extract data from the requested components on the third distributed resource in the second zone.

US Pat. No. 10,992,533

POLICY BASED PATH MANAGEMENT

Pure Storage, Inc., Moun...

1. A method comprising:selecting, utilizing a path selection policy, a subset of data communications paths for issuing I/O operations, the subset of data communications paths selected from a first set of plurality of data communications paths of a storage area network between a first node in a container cluster and a storage system, wherein the container cluster includes a plurality of nodes that are coupled for data communications with the storage system;
identifying one or more additional data communications paths between the storage system and the first node; and
selecting, utilizing the path selection policy, an updated subset of data communications paths for issuing I/O operations, the updated subset selected from a second set of data communications paths between the first node and the storage system, wherein the second set includes the one or more additional data communications paths between the storage system and the first node.

US Pat. No. 10,992,104

DUAL LAYER GRATING COUPLER

II-VI DELAWARE, INC., Wi...

1. A system comprising:a grating coupled laser comprising a first waveguide and a transmit grating coupler optically coupled to the first waveguide; and
a photonic integrated circuit (PIC) comprising a second waveguide and a receive grating coupler optically coupled to the second waveguide,
wherein:
the receive grating coupler is in optical alignment with the transmit grating coupler;
the receive grating coupler comprises a first grating and a second grating both in optical alignment together with the transmit grating coupler and both optically coupled to the second wavequide, the second grating being spaced apart from and above the first grating within the PIC; and
the first and second gratings are each formed in respective first and second layers of the PIC.

US Pat. No. 10,990,976

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ACCOUNT OWNERSHIP VERIFICATION

UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBIL...

1. A computerized method, performed using one or more processors, the method comprising:receiving, by the one or more processors, a first request in real-time from a user to open a first account at a first financial institution funded with funds from a second account at a second financial institution,
wherein the first financial institution and the second financial institution are different financial institutions;
receiving, by the one or more processors, an election in real-time to perform multiple authentication schemes in parallel, wherein one or more of the multiple authentication schemes comprises a second request for a non-monetary transaction to be made with the second account;
sending, by the one or more processors and via a first network to a third party, the second request in real-time for the non-monetary transaction to be made with the second account;
gathering, by the one or more processors, information in real-time regarding the non-monetary transaction;
requesting, by the one or more processors, the information in real-time regarding the non-monetary transaction;
after receiving a response from the user, comparing, by the one or more processors, the gathered information with the response from the user,
wherein comparing the information provides real-time authentication of the user requesting to open the first account; and
the one or more processors causing funding of the first account when the information regarding the non-monetary transaction matches the response received from the user,
wherein the third party completes a transaction in real-time using a second network.

US Pat. No. 10,988,284

VIAL SLEEVE ASSEMBLY

AMGEN INC., Thousand Oak...

1. A sleeve for securing a vial, the sleeve comprising:a cylindrical body sized to receive a vial, the cylindrical body including a central longitudinal axis, a first end, and a second end; and
a deformable member disposed near the first end of the cylindrical body and arranged to deform from a first configuration to a second configuration upon insertion of a vial into the cylindrical body, the deformable member including a finger extending upward from the first end of the cylindrical body in each of the first configuration and the second configuration, a tip, and a bent knuckle portion positioned between and connecting the finger and the tip; and
wherein the deformable member is displaced radially outwardly relative to the central longitudinal axis of the cylindrical body in the second configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,986,958

FORMABLE FLUID WARMING APPARATUS

Michael J. Stitcher, Oli...

1. A warming apparatus, comprising:a formable apparatus having a first finger extending from a hub; and
a chamber coupled to the formable apparatus and configured to fluidly contain a heating agent;
wherein, the formable apparatus is movable to reposition the finger relative to the hub to position the chamber adjacent to a vessel to heat the vessel;
wherein, the formable apparatus is formed of a material that is bendable and that is sufficiently strong to maintain a bent orientation of the chamber along an outer surface of the vessel when positioned thereby.

US Pat. No. 10,993,256

VARIABLE-LENGTH TRANSMISSION SCHEMES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communications, comprising:assigning, by a base station, a mini-slot having a start symbol and a duration to a user equipment (UE);
determining grant content for the UE based on the current configuration of a data channel, the start symbol, and the duration;
selecting a location of a grant within a control channel based on a property of the mini-slot;
transmitting the grant from the base station on the control channel, the grant including the grant content; and
communicating with the UE during the mini-slot according to the grant.

US Pat. No. 10,993,244

ENHANCED NOMA SCHEME

SEQUANS COMMUNICATIONS S....

1. A method of transmission for increasing communication channel capacity comprising:superposing a first signal on a second signal to form a combined signal, wherein allocation of users of the communication channel to the first and second signals is based dynamically on channel conditions, wherein the first signal comprises MC-CDMA and the second signal comprises OFDMA and wherein OFDMA resources are allocated to the N users with the highest received signal power at the base station, and MC-CDMA resources are allocated to the remaining M users.

US Pat. No. 10,993,217

COMMUNICATION METHOD AND DEVICE

Alcatel Lucent, Nozay (F...

1. A communication method implemented at a first device, comprising:determining quantities of information of units in control information;
mapping, based on the quantities of information of the units and reliabilities of subchannels for carrying the control information, the units to the subchannels;
encoding the mapped subchannels; and
transmitting a signal containing a result of the encoding to a second device.

US Pat. No. 10,993,208

CHANNEL MEASUREMENT AND MEASUREMENT RESULT REPORTING METHOD AND DEVICE

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A channel measurement and measurement result reporting method, comprising:receiving, by terminal equipment, a broadcast message or dedicated signaling transmitted from network equipment, the broadcast message or dedicated signaling comprising configuration information, wherein the broadcast message is a System Information Block (SIB) message, or the dedicated signaling is a signaling used for releasing connection of the terminal equipment to switch from the connection state into the idle state of the terminal equipment;
measuring, by the terminal equipment, a channel of an unlicensed frequency band according to the configuration information, wherein the terminal equipment is in an idle state; and
transmitting, by the terminal equipment, a measurement result of the unlicensed frequency band to the network equipment when the terminal equipment is in a connection state,
wherein the SIB message comprises the configuration information in the following manner: introducing a new SIB message different from the SIB message and including corresponding to an Information Element (IE) corresponding to the configuration information,
wherein the configuration information comprises frequency information of the unlicensed frequency band, measurement period information, measurement duration information and a measurement parameter, and
wherein measuring, by the terminal equipment, the channel of the unlicensed frequency band according to the configuration information comprises:
measuring, by the terminal equipment, a measurement parameter in a measurement duration on a carrier frequency in the configuration information according to a measurement period in the configuration information, the measurement period comprising a variable measurement duration.

US Pat. No. 10,993,193

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REPORTING POWER HEADROOM IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a power headroom (PH) report in a wireless communication system supporting different transmission time interval (TTI) lengths between cells, the method being performed by a user equipment (UE) and comprising:based on a first physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) having a first TTI length being scheduled on a first cell, obtaining a first PH value for the first cell based on at least (i) a bandwidth of the first PUSCH and (ii) a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) related parameter for the first PUSCH;
based on a second PUSCH having a second TTI length being scheduled on a second cell, obtaining a second PH value for the second cell based on at least (i) a bandwidth of the second PUSCH and (ii) a MCS related parameter for the second PUSCH, the first TTI length being shorter than the second TTI length; and
based on the first PUSCH on the first cell colliding with the second PUSCH on the second cell and the UE not being capable of simultaneous transmissions with different TTI lengths, dropping the second PUSCH on the second cell and transmitting the first PH value and the second PH value through the first PUSCH on the first cell.

US Pat. No. 10,992,864

IMAGE CAPTURING CONTROL APPARATUS, DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a display;
one or more processors; and
a memory storing instructions which, when the instructions are executed, cause one or more processors to function as:
a processing unit configured to process a moving image; and
a control unit configured to control the display to display an indicator indicating a progress of processing of a set of a plurality of moving images together with a moving image being currently processed,
wherein a plurality of sections respectively corresponding to the plurality of moving images is displayed in the indicator, and the plurality of sections is displayed with a same lengths regardless of lengths of the plurality of moving images, and
wherein a region corresponding to a processed moving image and a region corresponding to an unprocessed moving image are displayed in the indicator in different display forms.

US Pat. No. 10,992,863

CONTROL DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A control device, comprising:circuitry configured to:
acquire a user input operation that corresponds to a slide operation on a display device;
control, based on the slide operation on the display device, display of the display device to shift between a first display mode and a second display mode, wherein
the first display mode corresponds to a first state in which a first image is displayed on the display device,
the first image is related to an electric-to-electric (EE) image acquired by an imaging device,
the second display mode corresponds to a second state in which the first image is excluded from the display of the display device and a second image, different from the first image, is displayed on the display device,
the first image is displayed on the display device based on a ratio between an area of the second image and an area of the display device,
a display position of the second image is changed during the shift between the first display mode and the second display mode,
during the shift between the first display mode and the second display mode, at least a specific part of the second image is superimposed on the first image based on the change in the display position of the second image, and
during the shift between the first display mode and the second display mode, a first part of the first image is hidden based on the superimposition of the specific part of the second image on the first image; and
control supply of power to the imaging device based on a positional relation between a first region and the first image, wherein the first region corresponds to a display region in a screen of the display device.

US Pat. No. 10,992,847

IMAGE DEVICE FOR GENERATING A 360 DEGREE DEPTH MAP

eYs3D Microelectronics, C...

1. An image device for generating a 360 degree depth map, comprising:a plurality of image capturers, wherein an image pair captured by each two adjacent image capturers of the plurality of image capturers is used for generating the 360 degree depth map, and a sum of all view angles of the plurality of image capturers is not less than a sum of 720 degree and all angles required for compensating assembly errors of the plurality of image capturers;
wherein the image pair captured by the each two adjacent image capturers corresponds to image overlapping areas of two images captured by the each two adjacent image capturers, rather than whole areas of the two images captured by the each two adjacent image capturers;
wherein a minimum view angle of each image capturer of the plurality of image capturers is determined by a number of the plurality of image capturers, an angle required for compensating an assembly error of the each image capturer, and 720 degree.

US Pat. No. 10,992,846

COMMUNICATION BETWEEN IMAGING APPARATUS, LENS APPARATUS, AND INTERMEDIATE ACCESSORY

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An imaging apparatus to which a lens apparatus is detachably mountable, the imaging apparatus comprising:a mount unit; and
a contact holding member provided to the mount unit where a plurality of electric contacts are arrayed,
wherein the plurality of electric contacts include:
a first power contact configured to supply first power,
a second power contact configured to supply second power,
a first electric contact group configured to be used to perform first communication, and
a second electric contact group configured to be used to perform communication that is different from the first communication,
wherein the contact holding member has two tiers each of which holds electric contacts included in the plurality of electric contacts,
wherein the first electric contact group and the second electric contact group are held on one of the two tiers and the first power contact and the second power contact are held on the other of the two tiers, and
wherein, where a direction of rotation of the lens apparatus with respect to the imaging apparatus when mounting the lens apparatus to the imaging apparatus directly is a first direction, the second electric contact group, the first electric contact group, the first power contact and the second power contact are arrayed in the order of the second electric contact group, the first electric contact group, the second power contact and the first power contact in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,992,840

OBTAINING PRINTED ELEMENT DATA OF PATCHES TO DETERMINE CALIBRATION DATA OF A PRINTER

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. A method comprising:performing a print session in which a printer prints multiple patches on a substrate, the printer using different powers or different intensities for at least two different patches;
performing an imaging session in which image data of the at least two different patches are acquired;
identifying printed elements on each of the at least two different patches;
performing a stacking operation on the at least two printed elements; and
determining calibration data for or print quality data of the printer on the basis of the image data of the at least two different patches.

US Pat. No. 10,992,768

RESUMING COPYING OF SNAPSHOTS FROM A STORAGE SYSTEM TO CLOUD STORAGE

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. An apparatus comprising:at least one processing device comprising a processor coupled to a memory;
the at least one processing device being configured:
to detect a request to resume copying of at least one snapshot of a storage volume from a storage system to cloud storage of at least one cloud external to the storage system;
to determine an original snapshot differential for the at least one snapshot, the original snapshot differential comprising differential data of the storage volume on the storage system that forms the at least one snapshot;
to obtain checkpointing information for the at least one snapshot from a checkpointing cache associated with the at least one processing device, the checkpointing information characterizing a status of copying one or more portions of the at least one snapshot to the cloud storage;
to generate a resume snapshot differential for the at least one snapshot, the resume snapshot differential comprising at least one portion of the at least one snapshot that is to be copied to the cloud storage, the at least one portion of the at least one snapshot that is to be copied to the cloud storage being determined based at least in part on a comparison of the original snapshot differential with the checkpointing information characterizing the status of copying the one or more portions of the at least one snapshot to the cloud storage; and
to resume copying of the at least one snapshot from the storage system to the cloud storage utilizing the resume snapshot differential.

US Pat. No. 10,992,698

DEVICE VULNERABILITY MANAGEMENT

MEDITECHSAFE, INC., West...

1. A computer-implemented process of remediating a device vulnerability for a particular special-purpose electronic medical device in a particular healthcare delivery organization (HDO), the process comprising:determining an identification of the particular special-purpose electronic medical device in the particular HDO;
generating a device cyber-vulnerability score based upon known threats and vulnerabilities affecting a type of product to which the special-purpose electronic medical device pertains;
generating a device level cyber-vulnerability score by augmenting the generated device cyber-vulnerability score based upon a device level parameter that is specific to the special-purpose electronic medical device;
generating an environmental cyber-vulnerability score based on a weighted combination of usage of the special-purpose electronic medical device in the particular HDO, including medical condition information of a patient the particular special-purpose electronic medical device may be used on and including determining an indicia of medical impact to the patient based on the medical condition information, criticality of the special-purpose electronic medical device, and network exposure of the special-purpose electronic medical device in the particular HDO;
computing an overall cyber-vulnerability score based upon a combination of the device-level cyber-vulnerability score and the environmental cyber-vulnerability score;
determining whether the special-purpose electronic medical device has a high priority based upon the computed overall cyber-vulnerability score;
identifying whether a patch or other vulnerability remediation is available for the special-purpose electronic medical device; and
initiating, in response to identifying that the patch or other vulnerability remediation is available and in response to determining that the special-purpose, electronic medical device has a high priority, a remediation/mitigation workflow to patch or remediate the special-purpose electronic medical device.

US Pat. No. 10,990,597

GENERIC ANALYTICAL APPLICATION INTEGRATION BASED ON AN ANALYTIC INTEGRATION REMOTE SERVICES PLUG-IN

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A computer-implemented method for use of transactional data of a first data center in data analytics performed by a second data center, the method being executed by one or more processors and comprising:receiving, by a query manager service (QMS) executed within the first data center, a query definition provided from a browser of an analytics platform executed within the second data center;
providing, by the QMS, a calculation scenario based on the query definition, the calculation scenario comprising a graph defining base calculation views on data in the first data center connected using join relationships and comprising user-specific permission metadata to enable access to at least a portion of the transactional data;
executing, by a calculation engine of the QMS within the first data center, the calculation scenario to provide an analytical artifact comprising a query-level calculation view on transactional data stored in the first data center; and
transmitting, by the first data center, the analytical artifact to the second data center, the second data center executing a query on the analytical artifact to provide a query result representative of analytics on at least a portion of the transactional data stored in the first data center.

US Pat. No. 10,989,179

METAL PLASMA THRUSTER CUBE

Mahadevan Krishnan, Oakl...

1. A metal plasma thruster comprising:an enclosure having at least one surface;
a plurality of plasma thrusters, at least one plasma thruster of the plurality of plasma thrusters coupled to said at least one surface;
each plasma thruster of said plurality of plasma thrusters comprising:
a respective cathode electrode having a respective cathode planar annular surface;
a respective trigger electrode separated from the respective cathode electrode by a respective insulator, the respective trigger electrode and the respective cathode electrode having a respective common axis;
each insulator having a respective insulator first planar annular surface which is substantially co-planar to the respective cathode planar annular surface each insulator having a respective insulator second surface formed by rotation of a sawtooth pattern about the respective common axis, each insulator first planar surface and each insulator second surface initiating a respective plasma between the respective trigger electrode and the respective cathode planar annular surface, each insulator second surface having regions which are obscured from re-deposition of ejected particles ejected from the respective cathode planar annular surface;
where an angle of the sawtooth pattern is chosen to result in a deposition equilibrium between re-deposition of the ejected particles and vaporization of re-deposited particles over multiple plasma initiation events;
the plurality of plasma thrusters having a common porous anode electrode positioned opposite each cathode planar annular surface of each plasma thruster of said plurality of plasma thrusters;
an energy source comprising an inductor charged to a plasma current and having an anode conductor coupled to said common porous anode electrode and a cathode conductor coupled to each cathode electrode;
a respective trigger electrode switch coupled between a blocking capacitor and each trigger electrode, said blocking capacitor having an opposite electrode coupled to said anode conductor;
at least one trigger electrode switch enabled to couple said energy source via said blocking capacitor to the respective trigger electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,988,923

METHODS AND SYSTEMS OF MODIFYING AIR FLOW AT BUILDING STRUCTURES

Rensselaer Polytechnic In...

17. An apparatus configured to actively control an air flow at one or more locations of a building structure, the apparatus comprising: an apparatus housing; and a synthetic jet actuator in the housing, the synthetic jet actuator configured to generate a first air flow at the one or more locations, wherein the first air flow is an unsteady flow, and wherein the generated first air flow controls a second air flow by an oscillatory addition of a momentum from the first air flow to the second air flow exterior to the building structure.

US Pat. No. 10,987,009

DETECTING AND MEASURING CORRELATED MOVEMENT WITH MIMO RADAR

VAYYAR IMAGING LTD., Yeh...

1. A multiple-input/multiple-output radar-based system using correlated movement among parts of a complex object as a discriminatory feature to identity a complex object among a plurality of complex objects, the system comprising:a radar antenna array;
at least one transmit/receive module configured to transmit radar signals and receive reflected radar signals through the antenna array, the system operative to:
transmit a series of signals at set time intervals towards a plurality of complex target objects, each of the complex target objects characterized by unique, correlated movement among its parts,
receive reflected radar signals from the complex target objects, each of the reflected radar signals having an amplitude attenuation and a phase shift relative to the transmitted radar signal in accordance with a collective correlated movement of parts of each of the complex target objects;
a configurable activation module enabling power saving measures, the activation module in communication with the transmit/receive module; and
a processor coupled to the array, the processor configured to:
render the reflected radar signals into a vector of signal values for a time frame associated with each one of the time intervals,
stack the vectors into a signal matrix,
decompose the signal matrix into signal elements, each of the signal elements uniquely corresponding to a correlated movement among parts of one of the complex target objects, each of the signal elements having both a spatial component and a temporal component.

US Pat. No. 10,993,269

PREAMBLE SIGNAL DETECTION METHOD IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE THEREFOR

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A preamble signal detection method performed by a receiving device in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:repeatedly receiving a plurality of preamble signals for random access through a physical random access channel (PRACH);
determining at least one contaminated preamble signal among the received plurality of preamble signals;
combining remaining preamble signals excluding the at least one contaminated preamble signal among the plurality of preamble signals;
detecting a peak value of the combined preamble signals,
inserting a correction time value for correcting a data transmission time point of a transmitting device, which is determined based on the detected peak value, in a random access response (RAR) signal which is a response signal of the preamble signal; and
transmitting the RAR signal to the transmitting device.

US Pat. No. 10,993,265

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPTIMIZING UPLINK RANDOM ACCESS CHANNEL TRANSMISSION

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method for performing Random Access Channel (RACH) transmissions, from a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) associated with an Access Class (AC), to a network, the method comprising:determining, by the WTRU, AC information associated with the WTRU;
receiving a paging message including information indicating that a barring parameter of the AC information has changed;
in response to the received paging message including the information indicating that a barring parameter of the AC information has changed, acquiring a system information block (SIB) that includes a changed barring parameter, wherein the acquired SIB includes at least one bit in a bit string indicating whether WTRUs of the AC associated with the WTRU are barred from accessing the network;
on condition that WTRUs of the AC associated with the WTRU are barred from accessing the network, preventing accessing the network for an uplink transmission; and
on condition that WTRUs of the AC associated with the WTRU are not barred from accessing the network using the AC associated with the WTRU, accessing the network in accordance with the changed barring parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,993,237

METHOD AND DEVICE IN USER EQUIPMENT AND BASE STATION FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

SHANGHAI LANGBO COMMUNICA...

1. A method in user equipment for wireless communication, comprising:transmitting a first radio signal in a first air interface resource pool;
receiving second control information;
receiving first control information; and
transmitting a second radio signal in a second air interface resource pool;
wherein the first control information is physical layer signaling, the second air interface resource pool is associated with the first air interface resource pool; the first control information comprises at least one of a first information and a second information; a timing advance of the second radio signal is related to the first information, a first transmission parameter set for transmitting the second radio signal is related to the second information; and the transmission of the second radio signal is grant-free; the second control information comprises Q second type domains, and the Q second type domains correspond to Q first-type air interface resource pools, respectively; the first control information comprises Q1 first type domain(s), the Q1 first type domain(s) corresponds(correspond) to Q1 first-type air interface resource pool(s), respectively, and the first air interface resource pool is a first-type air interface resource pool in the Q1 first-type air interface resource pool(s); the Q1 first-type air interface resource pool(s) is(are) a subset of the Q first-type air interface resource pools; the Q is a positive integer not less than the Q1; the Q1 is a positive integer; the second control information is used for at least one of:
indicating a first type domain corresponding to the first air interface resource pool in the Q1 first type domain(s); and
indicating the Q1 first-type air interface resource pool(s) from the Q first-type air interface resource pools.

US Pat. No. 10,993,194

USER TERMINAL, RADIO BASE STATION AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A terminal comprising:a transmitter that performs transmission in a first cell group (CG) and a second CG; and
a processor that,
in a first case when the transmitter reports terminal capability information indicating that the terminal is capable of sharing transmission power dynamically and if transmission in the first CG overlaps in time with transmission in the second CG, reduces transmission power of the second CG so that total transmission power of the transmission in the first CG and the transmission in the second CG does not exceed maximum allowable power, and
in a second case when the transmitter does not report the terminal capability information, power is allocated semi-statically in advance for the first CG and the second CG and the processor does not perform the transmission in the second CG at a timing when the transmission in the second CG overlaps in time with the transmission in the first CG,
wherein the transmitter reports the terminal capability information to at least one of a first base station of the first CG and a second base station of the second CG, and communication with the first base station and the second base station is carried out according to the first case or the second case based on the reported terminal capability information.

US Pat. No. 10,993,192

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRIGGERING POWER HEADROOM REPORT FOR BEAM OPERATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ASUSTek Computer Inc., T...

1. A method for a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:using multiple beams for transmission;
triggering, by the UE, a power headroom report due to a change of a pathloss being larger than a threshold, wherein the pathloss is associated with a specific beam, wherein the pathloss is derived from a synchronization signal, and wherein a UE transmission power for an uplink (UL) transmission by the UE is controlled per a set of the multiple beams; and
determining, by the UE, whether the pathloss has changed if a transmission associated with the specific beam is scheduled.

US Pat. No. 10,993,152

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING HANDOVER WITH MULTI-CONNECTIVITY IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for supporting handover of a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a serving cell, a radio resource control (RRC) message;
identifying whether the RRC message includes a conditional handover configuration, wherein the conditional handover configuration includes first information on at least one target candidate cell and second information on condition of conditional handover execution;
in case that the RRC message includes the conditional handover configuration, determining whether a link quality value of the serving cell is lower than a first threshold associated with the second information and a link quality value of at least one cell among the at least one target candidate cell is higher than a second threshold associated with the second information;
selecting the at least one cell among the at least one target candidate cell as a target cell in response to the determination that the link quality value of the serving cell is lower than the first threshold associated with the second information and the link quality value of the at least one cell among the at least one target candidate cell is higher than the second threshold associated with the second information; and
performing handover to the target cell.

US Pat. No. 10,993,124

BEAM-STEERING SATELLITE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL FOR FIELD ENVIRONMENTS

CTH LENDING COMPANY, LLC,...

1. A satellite communication terminal for a field environment, the satellite communication terminal comprising:a broadband interface that creates a broadband link with a device in the field environment and that manages communication over the broadband link;
a satellite antenna that creates a satellite backhaul link with a satellite in orbit;
a satellite interface that manages communication over the satellite backhaul link; and
a processor that:
controls a beam direction of the satellite antenna;
performs broadband services on data exchanged with the device over the broadband link and the satellite backhaul link; and
provides access to the exchanged data to the device, wherein
the satellite in orbit comprises a plurality of non-geostationary satellites,
the processor repeatedly controls the beam direction of the satellite antenna to maintain the satellite backhaul link with the plurality of non-geostationary satellites, and
the processor manages hand-off of the satellite backhaul link between the plurality of non-geo stationary satellites.

US Pat. No. 10,993,085

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR NOTIFYING STATE OF MEMBERS OF MISSION CRITICAL SERVICE (MCX) GROUPS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for notifying a state of a plurality of members of one or more mission critical service, MCX, groups to an MCX user equipment, UE, in a mission critical, MC, communication system, the method comprising:receiving, by an MCX server, a session initiation protocol,(SIP), subscribe request message for a conference event from the MCX UE;
identifying, by the MCX server, a plurality of members of the one or more MCX groups in response to receiving the SIP subscribe request message from the MCX UE;
identifying, by the MCX server, the state of each member of the one or more groups;
categorizing, by the MCX server, the plurality of members of the one or more groups based on the identified state of each member; and
notifying, by the MCX server, the state of the plurality of members of the one or more groups to the MCX UE based on the categorization.

US Pat. No. 10,993,072

GEOFENCE INFORMATION DELIVERY SYSTEMS AND METHODS

GEOFRENZY, INC., Tiburon...

8. A method for requesting information for at least one geofence comprising:providing a processor coupled with a memory, constructed and configured for wireless communication on at least one device;
the at least one device generating a request for geofence information, wherein the request includes a geographic location;
converting the geographic location to an Internet Protocol (IP) address;
querying for geofences based on the IP address;
receiving geofence information from a Domain Name System (DNS) resolver;
the at least one device translating the geofence information into a fence geometry;
wherein the geographic location is a current location of the at least one device; and
wherein the geofence information includes at least one anchor point with at least one anchor point IP address, an identification of the at least one geofence, and at least one class or at least one entitlement.

US Pat. No. 10,993,039

ACOUSTIC MICROELECTRONIC DEVICE

1. An acoustic-type microelectronic device comprising a support, a set of at least one membrane suspended on a face of the support above a cavity by an anchoring zone, and at least one acoustic insulation trench arranged adjacent to the membrane, the device comprising at least one bridge connecting the portions of two edges opposite the trench in order to connect the support to the anchoring zone of the membrane, the bridge being located overhanging at least one zone of the trench so as to form, in said zone of the trench, an acoustic insulation box below the bridge.

US Pat. No. 10,993,031

TRANSDUCER VIBRATING DIAPHRAGM STRUCTURE, FLAT PANEL SPEAKER AND EARPHONE THEREWITH

1. A transducer vibrating diaphragm structure, comprising:a diaphragm comprising a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, wherein a first coil circuit is provided on the first surface of the diaphragm via vapor deposition or liquid deposition, wherein the first coil circuit is formed of a conductive material, wherein a total area of the diaphragm is less than or equal to 120 square millimeters, and wherein a sensitivity of the diaphragm is greater than 105 dB;
a first frame and a second frame disposed at two sides of the diaphragm corresponding to the first surface and the second surface, respectively, wherein a periphery of the diaphragm is coupled to the first frame and the second frame; and
a first magnetic element and a second magnetic element disposed to correspond to the first surface and the second surface, respectively, wherein the first magnetic element and the second magnetic are provided on a third frame and a fourth frame, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,992,943

DATA PROCESSING APPARATUSES, METHODS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIA

V-NOVA INTERNATIONAL LIMI...

1. An apparatus configured to:obtain a set of residual elements, the set of residual elements being useable to reconstruct a first rendition of a first time sample of a signal at a relatively high level of quality in a tiered hierarchy having multiple levels of quality using a second rendition of the first time sample of the signal at the relatively high level of quality, the second rendition being based on a rendition of the first time sample of the signal at a relatively low level of quality in the tiered hierarchy;
generate a set of spatio-temporal correlation elements associated with the first time sample of the signal, the set of spatio-temporal correlation elements being indicative of an extent of spatial correlation between a plurality of residual elements in the set of residual elements and an extent of temporal correlation between first reference data based on the first rendition and second reference data based on a rendition of a second time sample of the signal; and
use the set of spatio-temporal correlation elements to generate first output data,
wherein the rendition at the relatively low level of quality is used to generate second output data, and
wherein the apparatus is configured to generate a first set of spatial correlation elements associated with the first time sample of the signal, the first set of spatial correlation elements being indicative of the extent of spatial correlation between the plurality of residual elements in the set of residual elements.

US Pat. No. 10,992,888

COLOR ELECTRONIC ROLLING SHUTTER IMAGE SENSOR FOR IDENITFYING ITEMS ON FAST MOVING CONVEYOR BELT

DATALOGIC USA, INC., Eug...

1. A method for identifying items on a conveyor belt with an Electronic Rolling Shutter (ERS) image capturing system, comprising:operating an imager in the ERS image capturing system in proximity to the conveyor belt, wherein the imager captures an image of an item on an object that travels on the conveyor belt;
operating a high-powered illuminator that illuminates multiple bands of illumination, wherein each band is illuminated and synchronized with an image exposure from the imager such that the multiple bands are illuminated individually and sequentially over a time period; and
as the object moves along the conveyor belt, performing the image exposure of a portion of the item with each band of illumination, wherein a composite of the image exposures results in a similar image of the item, wherein an image blur is reduced from a use of the high-powered illumination with sequenced multiple bands.

US Pat. No. 10,992,858

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND FUNCTION ASSIGNING METHOD

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An image processing apparatus, comprising:an image processing circuitry configured to:
process an image signal output from an imager of a camera, and
cause a display device to display an image based on the processed image signal, and to selectively display a menu including a menu list for selecting from a plurality of menu items being associated with functions, the menu items representing candidates to assign to a part of a key device disposed on the camera in direct response to a manual input by a user and being related to one of a plurality of first camera operations; and
control circuitry configured to:
in response to a first input at the key device, set a mode for the camera, and
in response to a second input at the key device and while the camera is in the mode set in response to the first input at the key device, assign, as a first function, a first candidate to a first operation key of the key device, and automatically assign, as a second function, a second candidate to a second operation key of the key device, the first function and the second function being paired functions.

US Pat. No. 10,992,850

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium having stored thereon, computer-executable instructions which, when executed by a computer, cause the computer to execute operations, the operations comprising:transmitting list information indicating a plurality of cameras for display on a display device to an external device;
receive a selection of at least one camera from the plurality of cameras based on the transmitted list information;
controlling transmission of image data generated by the selected at least one camera to the external device;
generating a control signal for controlling an operational setting of the selected at least one camera based on the transmitted image data;
transmitting the generated control signal to remotely control the operational setting of the selected at least one camera to the selected at least one camera;
transmitting transmission information indicating a transmission state of the selected at least one camera to the external device;
transmitting correspondence relationship information indicating a correspondence relationship between the plurality of the cameras and a plurality of communication devices; and
changing the correspondence relationship information indicating the correspondence relationship between the plurality of the cameras and the plurality of communication devices.

US Pat. No. 10,992,823

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE TO STORE LOG INFORMATION DURING COMMUNICATION FAILURE

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. An information processing device, comprising:control circuitry configured to
store, in a first memory, record information formed each time a predetermined event occurs in the information processing device, and perform an update process of successively updating an old piece of record information with a new piece of record information in the record information stored in the first memory;
transmit, to an external information processing device for storage in an external memory, the record information stored in the first memory, via a first signal line;
transfer communication abnormality record information corresponding to the record information stored in the first memory to a second memory, which is configured not to update record information, and store the communication abnormality record information in the second memory, in response to a communication abnormality signal, indicating a communication abnormality of the first signal line, being supplied via a second signal line from the external information processing device; and
transmit, to the external information processing device, the communication abnormality record information stored in the second memory via the first signal line, in response to communication of the first signal line being restored.

US Pat. No. 10,992,816

MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of controlling a mobile terminal, the method comprising:executing a mobile messenger application and displaying a messenger display screen on the mobile terminal;
starting a message conversation using the mobile messenger application with a virtual counterpart controlling a plurality of registered external devices included in a home and connected together by a network;
receiving contents of a first message input to the mobile terminal through the mobile messenger application and directed to the virtual counterpart and displaying the received contents on the messenger display screen;
analyzing the contents of the first message to determine if the contents include a first command indirectly indicating to turn off power of all of the plurality of registered external devices controlled by the virtual counterpart;
in response to the analyzed contents of the first message including the first command indirectly indicating to turn off the power of all of the plurality of registered external devices, displaying a message on the messenger display screen inquiring if the virtual counterpart is to control the power to all of the plurality of registered external devices to an off status;
displaying, on the messenger display screen, contents of a second message input by another mobile terminal through the mobile messenger application and directed to the virtual counterpart;
analyzing the contents of the second message to determine if the contents include a second command for controlling the plurality of external devices by the virtual counterpart that is in conflict with the first command; and
in response to the analyzed contents of the second message including the second command that is in conflict with the first command, automatically and without user selection, executing a group chat with the mobile terminal and the another mobile terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,992,805

DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MODIFYING WORKFLOWS BASED ON CALL PROFILE INCONSISTENCIES

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A method comprising:monitoring, via a call-taking computing device, a call from a caller reporting an incident of a given incident type;
performing, via the call-taking computing device, one or more of sentiment analysis and semantic analysis on one or more of: video of the caller on the call; audio of the caller on the call; and transcribed text of the audio of the caller on the call;
selecting, via the call-taking computing device, using the given incident type, an incident-type profile for the call, from a plurality of predetermined incident-type profiles associated with different incident types, including the given incident type, the plurality of predetermined incident-type profiles stored at a memory accessible to the call-taking computing device, the plurality of predetermined incident-type profiles previously generated from historical data comprising one or more of data, metadata and audio of previous calls associated with previous incidents of the different incident types;
in response to determining an inconsistency between the incident-type profile for the call and one or more of the sentiment analysis and the semantic analysis, determining, via the call-taking computing device, a modified workflow for handling the call; and
providing, via the call-taking computing device, at a notification device, the modified workflow for handling the call, reporting the incident.

US Pat. No. 10,992,803

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING AND HANDLING UNWANTED CALLERS USING A CALL ANSWERING SYSTEM

YouMail, Inc., Irvine, C...

1. A method performed by a call answering system for identifying unwanted callers, the method comprising:forwarding calls that are unanswered by a plurality of telephony devices to a call answering server;
identifying, by a call records server, phone numbers of the unanswered calls;
collecting, by the call records server, information from the plurality of telephony devices that is related to the phone numbers, the information including whether the phone numbers are pre-existing contacts of a majority of the plurality of telephony devices;
determining calling patterns associated with the phone numbers based on the collected information;
calculating a probability for each of the phone numbers as being unwanted based on the calling patterns; and
categorizing given ones of the phone numbers as unwanted callers based on the calculated probability.

US Pat. No. 10,992,794

MOBILE-CORDLESS PHONE SYSTEMS

1. A mobile-cordless phone system, comprising:an external phone body having an arcuate shape such that the arcuate shape extends longitudinally along an entire portion of the external phone body, such that the external phone body comprises an outside-arcuate-body, an inside-arcuate-body, a top-side, a bottom-side, a right-side, and a left-side in structural combination;
a power supply disposed within the external phone body;
a solar panel disposed at a center portion along a rear surface of the external phone body to use energy from light to charge the power supply, such that the solar panel is arranged along the rear surface of the external phone body to correspond to the arcuate shape of the external phone body; and
a phone jack disposed on the rear surface of the external body to connect the mobile-cordless phone system to a landline,
wherein said mobile-cordless phone system further includes a multi-color-LED-light-source useful for providing visual indications to said user,
wherein the outside-arcuate-body, the inside-arcuate-body, the top-side, the bottom-side, the right-side and the left-side are constructed of a self-healing material to reduce visible scratches,
wherein said outside-arcuate-body, the inside-arcuate-body, the top-side, the bottom-side, the right-side and the left-side are constructed of a semi-flexible material to provide durability, longevity, and impact resistance to said mobile-cordless phone system,
wherein said mobile-cordless phone assembly is weather-resistant.

US Pat. No. 10,992,789

TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, TRANSMISSION METHOD, RECEPTION APPARATUS, AND RECEPTION METHOD

SATURN LICENSING LLC, Ne...

1. A reception apparatus comprising:circuitry configured to
receive a transmitted signal including a first packet having a header and a payload; and
generate a first input packet and a second input packet based on at least the header of the first packet, the header of the first packet including
type identification information indicating a type of the first and second input packets, and
a number of input packets stored in the payload of the first packet,
wherein
the first packet represents encapsulation of a portion of an input stream,
the first packet includes first information in the header of the first packet, the first information indicating whether second information exists in the first packet,
the second information includes a data field indicating a total number of null input packets that have been omitted from the portion of the input stream during formation of the first packet, and
when the second information does not exist, no null input packet has been omitted from the portion of the input stream during formation of the first packet.

US Pat. No. 10,992,741

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A CONFIGURATION FILE TO CLIENT DEVICES

Wickr Inc., Pleasanton, ...

1. A method for circumventing censorship, the method comprising:transmitting, by a first device, a first connection request for a first service to a first server;
receiving, by the first device, a first configuration file from the first server, wherein the first configuration file includes a plurality of second servers;
verifying, by the first device, the first configuration file received from the first server by verifying a first signature included with the first configuration file;
obtaining, based on a verification of the first configuration file, at least one second server from the first configuration file;
transmitting, by the first device, a second connection request to the at least one second server;
accessing, by the first device, the first service via the at least one second server;
setting, by the first device and based on accessing the first service via the at least one second server, a flag indicating a prior connection to the at least one second server; and
selecting, by the first device, a different second server from the first configuration file during each subsequent connection request.

US Pat. No. 10,992,718

METHODS FOR PROVIDING CONTINUITY IN CHATBOT COMMUNICATIONS

Telia Company AB, Solna ...

1. A method for providing continuity in chat communications between a user device and a chatbot capable framework in a network, the method comprising:the user device establishing a session with the chatbot capable framework over a first chat platform associated with a first chat application, and starting a dialogue with the chatbot capable framework, the dialogue being stored by the framework;
the framework storing a state of the session in a database, wherein the session state includes identification information identifying the dialogue;
the user device initiating a transfer of the dialogue to a second chat platform associated with a second chat application;
the framework retrieving, from the database, the previously stored identification information, and providing the user device with the identification information over the first chat platform;
the user device initiating a new session with the chatbot capable framework over the second chat platform associated with the second chat application and inputting the identification information for continuing the dialogue where the dialogue stopped at the first chat platform;
the user device providing at least one of user identification (id) and credentials, the credentials including username and password, required by the second chat application, for retrieving the stored dialogue from the framework over the second chat platform; and
the second chat platform formatting messages of the retrieved dialogue to the format supported by the second chat application before sending said messages to the second chat application of the user device.

US Pat. No. 10,992,658

CLIENT-SIDE NATIVE APPLICATION AND BROWSER IDENTIFICATION FOR SESSION CONTROL IN PROXY SOLUTIONS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method for session control of a client-side native application using a browser client for an authentication process, the method comprising:in a proxy service:
receiving an authentication request from a browser client,
analyzing the authentication request to detect a native application redirect Universal Resource Locator (URL) redirecting to a native application,
if the native application redirect URL is detected, modifying the native application redirect URL to a modified URL that redirects to a policy endpoint, where the modified URL incorporates the native application redirect URL, and
returning the authentication request to the browser client with the modified URL; and
in the policy endpoint:
receiving from the browser client a redirected authentication request with the modified URL,
applying one or more predefined policy rules to the native application corresponding to the native application redirect URL incorporated in the modified URL and the browser client to determine whether the native application and the browser client is allowed or prohibited,
if the native application and the browser client are allowed, restoring the native application redirect URL in the authentication request and redirecting the authentication request to an identity provider for authentication, and
if the native application and the browser client are prohibited, sending a failure indication to the browser client.

US Pat. No. 10,992,527

SUBFRAME CONFIGURATION METHOD AND DEVICE

ZTE Corporation, Guangdo...

1. A subframe configuration method, comprising:determining a configuration of second type subframes according to a configuration of first type subframes and a bitmap sequence of subframe configuration of a resource pool, wherein the second type subframes are reserved subframes, and mapping of the bitmap sequence is not performed on the reserved subframes; and
mapping the bitmap sequence of the subframe configuration of the resource pool according to the configuration of the first type subframes and the configuration of the second type subframes;
wherein the configuration of the second type subframes refer to a quantity and positions of the second type subframes within a range of system subframe sequence numbers;wherein the determining the configuration of the second type subframes according to the configuration of the first type subframes and the bitmap sequence of the subframe configuration of the resource pool comprises:determining a quantity Nr of the second type subframes according to a quantity N0 of the first type subframes and a length L of the bitmap sequence;
wherein Nr is equal to a modulo calculation result of a quantity Ns of basic subframes by the length of L of the bitmap sequence, wherein the basic subframes are remaining subframes obtained by excluding the first type subframes from all system subframes within a range of system subframe sequence numbers, N0 and Nr are non-negative integers, and L is a positive integer.

US Pat. No. 10,991,618

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a conductive line;
a conductive via over and contacting the conductive line;
a first dielectric material contacting a first sidewall surface of the conductive via; and
a second dielectric material contacting a second sidewall surface of the conductive via, wherein the first dielectric material comprises a first material composition, and the second dielectric material comprises a second material composition different than the first material composition.

US Pat. No. 10,991,528

GAS-INSULATED LOAD BREAK SWITCH AND SWITCHGEAR COMPRISING A GAS-INSULATED LOAD BREAK SWITCH

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A gas-insulated load break switch, comprising:a housing defining a housing volume for holding an insulation gas at an ambient pressure;
a first main contact and a second main contact, the first and second main contacts being movable in relation to each other in an axial direction of the load break switch;
a first arcing contact and a second arcing contact, the first and second arcing contacts being movable in relation to each other in the axial direction of the load break switch and defining an arcing region in which an arc is adapted to form during a current breaking operation, wherein the arcing region is located, at least partially, radially inward from the first main contact;
a pressurizing system having a pressurizing chamber for pressurizing a quenching gas during the current breaking operation;
a nozzle system arranged and configured to blow the quenching gas, which is pressurized, onto the arc formed in a quenching region during the current breaking operation, the nozzle system having a nozzle supply channel for supplying at least one nozzle with the pressurized quenching gas; and
an interruption chamber, the first main contact being arranged, at least partially, within the interruption chamber;
wherein the first main contact includes at least one pressure release opening formed such as to allow a flow of gas substantially in a radial outward direction,
wherein a total area of the at least one pressure release opening is configured such that during a supply of the pressurized quenching gas, a reduction of the flow of gas out of the pressure release opening is suppressed,
wherein the total area of the at least one pressure release opening is less than 5 times of a cross-section of the nozzle supply channel,
wherein the interruption chamber includes at least one gas outlet opening, a total area of the at least one gas outlet opening being at least the total area of the at least one pressure release opening and/or the total area of the at least one gas outlet opening being more than ? of an area of a cross-section of the interruption chamber,
wherein the at least one gas outlet opening is formed such as to allow, in co-operation with the at least one pressure release opening, the flow of gas substantially in the radial outward direction into an ambient-pressure region of the housing volume.

US Pat. No. 10,991,519

FLEXIBLE CONDUCTOR FOR DISCONNECTOR AND THE DISCONNECTOR THEREOF

ABB Power Grids Switzerla...

1. A flexible conductor for connecting a main blade and a base of a disconnector, comprising a first portion and a second portion;wherein the first portion is fixed to the base and adapted to bend in a first plane (P1) in response to a rotation of the main blade about a first axis (X1); and
the second portion is connected to the first portion and fixed to the main blade, the second portion adapted to bend in a second plane (P2) substantially perpendicular to the first plane (P1) in response to twisting of the main blade about a second axis; (X1); and
wherein the flexible conductor is operable to maintain an electrical connection between the main blade and the base when the main blade rotates and twists with respect to the base to open or close the disconnector.

US Pat. No. 10,991,484

MULTI-CONDUCTOR CABLE FOR VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MULTI-CONDUCTOR CABLE FOR VEHICLE

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTR...

1. A multi-conductor cable for a vehicle, comprising:core wires respectively having a conductor formed by a plurality of twisted wires, and an insulating layer covering an outer periphery of the conductor; and
a sheath layer disposed around the core wires,
wherein a marking portion is partially formed on an outer peripheral surface of the sheath layer, and
wherein a ratio of an arithmetic average roughness Ra2 of a peripheral region adjacent to the marking portion, with respect to an arithmetic average roughness Ra1 of the marking portion, at the outer peripheral surface, is 0.10 or greater and 0.90 or less.

US Pat. No. 10,991,249

RADAR-AUGMENTATION OF PARKING SPACE SENSORS

Parkifi, Inc., Englewood...

1. A system for monitoring occupancy of multiple parking spaces, the system comprising:a radar-based vehicle detector that comprises a radar antenna that has a field-of-view of a portion of a parking facility, wherein:
the portion of the parking facility comprises a first set of parking spaces of the parking facility; and
the portion of the parking facility excludes a second set of parking spaces of the parking facility;
a plurality of parking space sensors, wherein:
the plurality of parking space sensors is only installed in the second set of parking spaces;
a parking host system that communicates with the radar-based vehicle detector and the plurality of parking space sensors, wherein the parking host system is configured to:
analyze data received from the radar-based vehicle detector;
analyze data received from the plurality of parking space sensors; and
output indications of parking spaces of the parking facility that are occupied based on the analyzed data received from the radar-based vehicle detector and the data received from the plurality of parking space sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,990,629

STORING AND IDENTIFYING METADATA THROUGH EXTENDED PROPERTIES IN A HISTORIZATION SYSTEM

AVEVA SOFTWARE, LLC, Lak...

1. A historian system comprising:a processor configured and arranged to be coupled to a network connection;
a non-transitory memory device coupled to the processor, comprising processor executable instructions for, when executed, receiving and responding to messages; and
a tag metadata database module comprising processor executable instructions stored on a non-transitory computer readable medium that when executed implements:
storing, in a tag metadata database, tag metadata of data received via the network connection, wherein the tag metadata has a predefined set of properties; and
retrieving the tag metadata in response to one or more requests received via the network connection or from within the historian system;
creating user-defined extended properties for the tag metadata in response to requests received via the network connection, wherein the extended properties each include a tenant ID, and wherein the tenant ID is used to filter the extended properties to retrieve one or more of the extended properties associated with a tenant that requested extended property data;
storing the extended properties in an extended properties database;
retrieving the extended properties from the extended properties database in response to requests received via the network connection or from within the historian system;
indexing extended properties, the indexes enabling the extended properties to be found in the extended properties database;
searching the indexed extended properties in response to requests; and
providing indexes of extended properties stored by the extended property database module.

US Pat. No. 10,990,281

RAM CONTROLLER CONFIGURED TO SELECTIVELY BOOT MEMORY AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A random-access memory controller connected with a plurality of memories, comprising:a reset control unit configured to selectively boot at least one memory of the plurality of memories based on booting-related information about the plurality of memories,
wherein the booting-related information includes information about at least one of a number of booting operations of each of the plurality of memories and operating times respectively associated with the plurality of memories, and
wherein the reset control unit is further configured to select a memory, which has the smallest number of booting operations or the shortest operating time, from among the plurality of memories as a memory to be selectively booted.

US Pat. No. 10,989,417

THERMAL APPLIANCE

Owens Corning Intellectua...

1. A thermal appliance comprising:an enclosure;
a heating compartment within the enclosure; and
a fibrous insulating material disposed between the heating compartment and the enclosure;
wherein the fibrous insulating material comprises one or more layers; and
wherein a portion of at least one layer is compressed such that the compressed portion forms a channel in the fibrous insulating material to allow air flow in a space between the enclosure and the heating compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,989,253

CLUTCH DEVICE

1. A clutch device comprising:a rotor of an electric machine comprising a first axial side and a second axial side;
a first sub-clutch arranged within the rotor, comprising:
a first outer disk carrier, coupled to the rotor, comprising:
at least two first outer disks; and,
a first inner disk carrier comprising:
at least one first inner disk that engages between the at least two first outer disks; and,
a second sub-clutch arranged within the rotor, comprising:
a second outer disk carrier, integral with the first outer disk carrier or separate from the first outer disk carrier and coupled to the rotor, comprising:
at least two second outer disks; and,
a second inner disk carrier comprising:
at least one second inner disk that engages between the at least two second outer disks; and,
a first actuation device for actuating the first sub-clutch or the second sub-clutch, the first actuation device comprising:
a first housing with a first ring-shaped bore;
a first ring-shaped piston installed in the first ring-shaped bore; and
a first ring-shaped pressure chamber at least partially formed by the first ring-shaped bore and the first ring-shaped piston, wherein the first axial side is rotatably mounted on the first housing via a first support and the second axial side is rotatably mounted via a second support spaced from the first housing.

US Pat. No. 10,989,249

SLIDING COMPONENT

EAGLE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.

1. A sliding component comprising:a pair of sliding parts of annular shapes, the sliding parts having respective sliding faces sliding relatively to each other, at least one of the sliding faces being provided with a positive pressure generation mechanism with a positive pressure generation groove, a negative pressure generation mechanism with a negative pressure generation groove, a land, and a deep groove,
wherein the land separates the positive pressure generation groove and the negative pressure generation groove from an opposite-to-sealed-fluid side,
wherein the deep groove is deeper than a groove depth of the positive pressure generation groove and the negative pressure generation groove, and includes a radius-direction groove and a circumferential groove,
wherein the radius-direction groove has an inlet portion communicating with a sealed fluid side, the circumferential groove has communicating portions communicating with the radius-direction groove at each end, and
wherein the positive pressure generation groove or the negative pressure generation groove is radially spaced in a plurality of rows, and the circumferential grooves are arranged on the opposite-to-sealed-fluid side of each of the positive pressure generating groove and the negative pressure generating groove, and in a radial direction space between the positive pressure generation groove and the negative pressure generation groove.

US Pat. No. 10,989,247

CORRUGATED WASHER FOR USE WITH A CORRUGATED L-FOOT MOUNTING BRACKET FOR MOUNTING SOLAR PANELS TO A ROOF

Unirac Inc., Albuquerque...

1. A corrugated washer, comprising:a plate with an aperture, the plate having a first corrugated surface, wherein first corrugations of the first corrugated surface extend parallel to each other and are shaped to engage with second corrugations of a second corrugated surface of an L-foot bracket; and
a pair of prongs that protrude outwards from the plate on a face that is opposite the first corrugated surface,
wherein the pair of prongs include a first prong and a second prong, and
wherein the first prong is located at approximately a vertical center of the corrugated washer and the second prong is located below the first prong in a vertical direction.

US Pat. No. 10,989,215

COMPRESSOR SYSTEM EQUIPPED FOR FUGITIVE GAS HANDLING AND FUGITIVE GAS SYSTEM OPERATING METHOD

Solar Turbines Incorporat...

1. A compressor system comprising: a gas compressor including a compressor housing having a low pressure inlet and a high pressure outlet formed therein, and a rotor positioned within the compressor housing, the rotor including a driveshaft and being rotatable to compress a gas conveyed through the compressor housing between the low pressure inlet and the high pressure outlet; the gas compressor further including a first dry gas seal positioned about the driveshaft and forming a pressurized gas leakage path; a fugitive gas system including a collector coupled with the compressor housing and forming a first collection cavity in fluid communication with the pressurized gas leakage path, and a gas conduit having a fugitive gas inlet in fluid communication with the first collection cavity, and a fugitive gas delivery outlet; and the fugitive gas system further including a pressure control system having a pressure reservoir positioned fluidly between the fugitive gas inlet and the fugitive gas delivery outlet, a vent line having a gas venting outlet, and a gas venting inlet fluidly connected to the gas conduit at a location that is fluidly between the first collection cavity and the pressure reservoir, and a backpressure regulator positioned fluidly between the gas venting outlet and the gas venting inlet.

US Pat. No. 10,988,199

SAFE TWO-WHEELED SELF-BALANCING VEHICLE

JIANGSU TALLPIC INTELLIGE...

1. A safe two-wheeled self-balancing vehicle comprising:two power wheels;
a motion sensor;
a control circuit;
a chassis structure;
a direction control input device; and
a power source;
wherein the two power wheels are installed at two sides of the chassis structure, the motion sensor is connected to the control circuit and fixed to the chassis structure opposite thereto, the direction control input device is connected to the control circuit, and the control circuit drives the two power wheels;
wherein a protection wheel support is disposed at a front side of the chassis structure, or both the front side and a rear side of the chassis structure; a floating protection wheel is installed at a front end of the protection wheel support;
wherein the floating protection wheel support is connected with the chassis structure or a structure of the protection wheel support and enables the floating protection wheel to move freely in a vertical direction with respect to the chassis structure;
wherein a locking device is connected to the chassis structure and the protection wheel support, and when the locking device is in a locked state, the floating protection wheel is in a location where the floating protection wheel is fixed to the chassis structure, and when the locking device is released, the floating protection wheel moves freely in an up-down direction;
wherein locking and release of the locking device are controlled by an electrically controlled execution mechanism connected to and controlled by the control circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,987,643

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING APPLIANCE OPERATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH A RECIPE

Perfect Company, Vancouv...

1. A system comprising:a computing device having at least one processor, at least one user interface, a memory and a network interface for communication with a server; and
the memory including computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:
receive a recipe from the server, the recipe indicating at least two ingredients, appliance data and at least one action, the appliance data indicating at least a portion of an operating code to operate an appliance and the action including transmitting the portion of the operating code to the appliance;
establish communication with the appliance; and
transmit the portion of the operating code to the appliance.

US Pat. No. 10,987,237

ENDOVASCULAR PROSTHESIS AND DELIVERY DEVICE

Evasc Neurovascular Enter...

1. An endovascular prosthesis comprising:a first expandable portion expandable from a first, unexpanded state to a second, expanded state to urge the first expandable portion against a vascular lumen, the first expandable portion being disposed at a distal portion of the endovascular prosthesis and comprising a plurality of strut portions to define a first section wherein a space between adjacent strut portions is a first distance; and
a retractable leaf portion attached to the first expandable portion at a proximal portion of endovascular prosthesis, the retractable leaf portion comprising a single spine portion connected to the first expandable portion and a plurality of rib portions attached to the spine portion, the plurality of rib portions comprising a pair of rows of rib portions connected to opposed sides of the single spine portion, a combination of the single spine portion and the plurality of rib portions defining a second section wherein a space between adjacent ribs is a second distance configured to occlude an aneurysmal opening across which the retractable leaf portion is disposed, longitudinally adjacent pairs of rib portions being free of interconnecting struts
wherein the first distance and the second distance are determined immediately adjacent the spine portion, and wherein the second distance is greater than the first distance.

US Pat. No. 10,987,069

NUCLEAR MEDICINE TOMOGRAPHY SYSTEMS, DETECTORS AND METHODS

Spectrum Dynamics Medical...

1. A nuclear medicine tomography system comprising:a detector carrier configured to be populated by a variable number of detector heads, said detector carrier including a plurality of mounting receptacles, each mounting receptacle configured for attachment thereto of a detector head;
a plurality of detector heads configured to:
attach to said plurality of mounting receptacles; and
extend and retract with respect to said detector carrier to establish a variable bore size;
wherein each detector head of said plurality of detector heads comprises an arm and at least one detector element, said at least one detector element configured to be movable relative to said arm during a scan;
a controller configured to
receive population information for a first one or more mounting receptacle(s) of said plurality of mounting receptacles regarding attachment of a first one or more detector head(s) of said plurality of detector heads thereto,
control, based on a desired bore size and said population information, extension and retraction of said first one or more detector head(s) of said plurality of detector heads to a spatial arrangement thereof as defined by said extension and retraction,
control data acquisition by a second one or more detector head(s), of said plurality of detector heads, that forms a bore of the desired bore size, and
control image reconstruction on the acquired data;
wherein the controller is further configured to control at least one of said data acquisition and said image reconstruction, based on said population information and/or said spatial arrangement,
wherein said system is configured to operate, including performing said scan and said data acquisition, even when fewer than all mounting receptacles of said plurality of mounting receptacles have detector heads respectively attached thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,987,017

DISTRIBUTED EXTRAVASATION DETECTON SYSTEM

Battelle Memorial Institu...

1. An apparatus for indicating a fluid level change in a body portion, said apparatus comprising:a detecting component comprising a transmit antenna configured to transmit power into said body portion and a receive antenna configured to receive power passing through said body portion as received power, wherein said power transmitted by said transmit antenna is split into a first portion that is transmitted into said body portion and a second portion that comprises a reference signal;
a signal processor configured to compare said received power with a baseline received power and to generate an output signal based at least in part on said received power, wherein:
said baseline received power is defined by a first ratio of a returned power signal relative to said reference signal during a baseline detection,
said received power is defined by a second ratio of a returned power signal relative to said reference signal during fluid injection into said body portion, and
a change in said received power, when compared with said baseline received power, is indicative of said fluid level change;
a wireless interface configured to transmit, to a receiver, said output signal from said signal processor; and
a power supply configured to power said detecting component and said wireless interface,
said detecting component further comprising:
a controller configured to intermittently cause power to be transmitted into said body portion; and
the controller further configured to set a rate of activation of said detecting component, wherein activation of the detecting component causes power to be transmitted into the body portion, the rate of activation being optimized between power consumption and a prudent rate of monitoring for a change in a level of fluid in tissue, wherein said prudent rate of monitoring relates to a fluid injection rate and an unacceptable volume of accidentally injected fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,993,303

POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT, LIGHTING SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF OPERATING A POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A power supply circuit comprising:at least a first and a second current generator; and a positive and a negative terminal adapted to be connected to one or more lighting modules for each of the first and the second current generator;
wherein each current generator is implemented with an electronic converter comprising:
a switching stage comprising one or more electronic switches and one or more inductors, wherein the output of said switching stage is connected to the positive and negative terminal of the respective current generator;
a low-side current sensor configured to generate a feedback signal indicative of the current received via the negative terminal of the respective current generator; and
a regulator circuit configured to drive said one or more electronic switches of said switching stage as a function of the feedback signal of the respective current generator;
wherein said power supply circuit comprises a control circuit configured for:
activating said first current generator and maintaining deactivated said second current generator; monitoring the feedback signal of said second current generator while said first current generator is activated and said second current generator is deactivated;
verifying whether said feedback signal of said second current generator indicates that the current received via the negative terminal of the second current generator reaches or exceeds a given maximum threshold; and
identifying said first current generator with a state indicating a cross-wiring condition and deactivating said first current generator when said verification indicates that the current received via the negative terminal of the second current generator reaches or exceeds said given maximum threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,993,281

MANAGEMENT DEVICE, TERMINAL DEVICE, AND NON-TRANSITORY STORAGE MEDIUM

JVCKENWOOD Corporation, ...

1. A management device comprising:an acquirer configured to acquire base station information indicating an operational status of a base station device in group communication and terminal device operational information indicating whether a call-destination terminal device registered in the base station device is in a state capable of receiving the group communication;
a processor configured to create, based on the base station information and the terminal device operational information acquired by the acquirer, communication result information in which information that identifies the base station device, information that identifies the call-destination terminal device, and participation information on the call-destination terminal device whether to participate in the group communication are associated with one another; and
a transmitter configured to transmit the communication result information created by the processor,
wherein the processor is configured to create the participation information that makes it possible to identify a state of participation where the call-destination terminal device has participated in the group communication, a state of non-participation where the call-destination terminal device does not participate in the group communication due to a factor on a call-destination terminal device side and a state of non-participation where the call-destination terminal device does not participate in the group communication due to a factor on a base station device side.

US Pat. No. 10,993,259

RESOURCE INDICATION PROCESSING METHOD, PROCESSING APPARATUS, ACCESS POINT, AND STATION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) transmitting method,the method comprising:
sending, by an access point (AP), a trigger frame which includes a common information part and one or more user information parts located after the common information part,
wherein the common information part comprises sub-channel allocation information for indicating one or more sub-channels,
wherein at least one of the one or more user information parts comprises a user identifier (AID), a start location indication field and a number indication field,
wherein the AID is a value indicating that one or more contiguous resource units (RUs) allocated based on the at least one of the one or more user information parts are used for random access, the start location indication field is used to indicate a start location of the one or more contiguous RUs used for random access, and the number indication field is used to indicate a number of the one or more contiguous RUs used for random access, and
wherein the sub-channel allocation information further indicates a quantity of RUs, of the one or more contiguous RUs, associated with each sub-channel indicated by the sub-channel allocation information.

US Pat. No. 10,993,247

METHOD FOR CONFIGURING RESOURCES, FOR DIRECT D2D COMMUNICATION, ON BASIS OF CONGESTION CONTROL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of transmission using a sidelink data channel by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:performing a plurality of transmissions on the sidelink data channel using a plurality of resources,
wherein the plurality of transmissions using the plurality of resources is performed so as to satisfy the condition that:
for each priority level among a plurality of priority levels for the plurality of transmissions:
for transmissions having equal or lower priority than the priority level, a sum of resources utilizations for the transmissions is constrained to be equal to or less than a threshold corresponding to the priority level,
wherein the threshold is related to a maximum limit on resource utilization for transmitting with the priority level on the sidelink data channel.

US Pat. No. 10,993,108

WIRELESS ROUTING

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. An apparatus comprising:a receiver configured to receive, from a mobile device, an indication of location privacy preference indicating whether or not the mobile device prefers to keep its location confidential and, from a second mobile device, an indication relating to an accuracy at which the second mobile device can determine a location of the mobile device, and
at least one processing core configured to determine routing information based at least in part on the indication of location privacy preference and the indication relating to the accuracy, wherein direct links to further mobile devices capable of establishing the location of the mobile device are avoided responsive to the indication of privacy preference expressing a preference for location privacy.

US Pat. No. 10,993,093

METHOD, DEVICE, AND SYSTEM FOR ALLOCATING TRANSMISSION RESOURCES IN VEHICLE-TO-ENTITY (V2X) COMMUNICATIONS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A vehicle-to-entity (V2X) communication method, comprising:obtaining, by a terminal, a correspondence between a priority of a V2X service data packet and a V2X communication parameter value range for a V2X communication parameter, wherein the V2X communication parameter comprises at least one of a modulation and coding scheme (MCS), a quantity of transmissions, a transmit power, or a quantity of occupied resource blocks (RBs);
determining, by the terminal, according to the priority of the V2X service data packet and the correspondence, the V2X communication parameter value range corresponding to the priority of the V2X service data packet;
selecting, by the terminal, a V2X communication parameter value from the determined V2X communication parameter value range;
receiving, by the terminal, first resource pool configuration information, wherein the first resource pool configuration information indicates a first resource pool, wherein the first resource pool comprises a radio resource, wherein the first resource pool configuration information comprises a service indication information, wherein the service indication information indicates that the first resource pool can be used by a V2X service, and wherein the first resource pool configuration information further comprises resource selection mechanism indication information, wherein the resource selection mechanism indication information indicates whether the first resource pool uses a sensing-based resource selection mechanism, or a random resource selection mechanism, or a combination of the sensing-based resource selection mechanism and the random resource selection mechanism; and
transmitting, by the terminal, the V2X service data packet on the radio resource according to the V2X communication parameter value.

US Pat. No. 10,993,073

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GEOFENCE SECURITY

GEOFRENZY, INC., Tiburon...

12. A method of geofence information delivery, comprising:providing at least two devices constructed and configured for network communication in a geographic region via a peer-to-peer network, the at least two devices storing cached geofence data for the geographic region;
at least one device of the at least two devices on the peer-to-peer network obtaining its geolocation information;
the at least one device determining at least one unique identifier;
the at least one device querying the cached geofence data on at least one peer device of the at least two devices associated with the at least one unique identifier;
the at least one device identifying one or more geofences associated with the at least one unique identifier in the geographic region; and
the at least one peer device of the at least two devices delivering geofence information to the at least one device.

US Pat. No. 10,993,069

DYNAMICALLY ADAPTIVE MEDIA CONTENT DELIVERY

Snap Inc., Santa Monica,...

1. A method comprising:receiving a request for delivery of media content to a mobile client device over a data transmission network, delivery of the requested media content comprising non-streaming transmission to the mobile client device of one or more media content files processable by the mobile client device to present the requested media content on the mobile client device subsequent to completed download of the media content by the mobile client device;
determining a respective value for each of one or more variable resource parameters applicable to delivery to and/or presentation on the mobile client device of the requested media content;
in an automated operation based, at least in part, on the one or more variable resource parameters, selecting from a predefined plurality of alternative delivery formats a delivery format specific to the request, the selecting including selecting a compositional format for one or more composite thumbnails that are to be displayed on the mobile client device as respective selectable user interface elements forming part of a graphical user interface, each composite thumbnail being composed from a respective plurality of media content items, the compositional format being selected from the group comprising:
a precomposed format, wherein the respective composite thumbnail is composed server-side and is delivered to the mobile client device as part of the requested media content; and
a non-precomposed format, wherein the respective composite thumbnail is composed client-side, delivery of the requested media content including delivery of the respective plurality of media content items, thus enabling composition of the respective composite thumbnail by the mobile client device; and
causing delivery of the requested media content to the mobile client device according to the selected delivery format specific to the requested media content.

US Pat. No. 10,993,049

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MODIFYING AN AUDIO SIGNAL USING CUSTOM PSYCHOACOUSTIC MODELS

Mimi Hearing Technologies...

1. A method for processing an audio signal based on a processing function, the method comprising:determining, at a processor, at least one parameter of the processing function based on an optimization of perceptually relevant information for the audio signal;
parameterizing the processing function with the at least one parameter; and
processing the audio signal by applying the processing function,
wherein calculation of the perceptually relevant information for the audio signal is based on an individual hearing profile for a given listener, the individual hearing profile comprising masking thresholds and hearing thresholds for the given listener.

US Pat. No. 10,993,019

DISPLAY APPARATUS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a display; and
a speaker;
wherein the speaker comprises:
a driver configured to output sound based on an input sound signal;
an enclosure surrounding a rear side of the driver; and
an air adsorption member comprising a scaffold provided on the rear side of the driver and comprised of a structure in a grid form to which graphene can be attached.

US Pat. No. 10,992,868

ELECTRONIC DEVICE, IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD, NON- TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM, AND IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. An electronic device, comprisinga receiver configured to receive, by wireless communication, image data of images captured by a camera;
a touchscreen configured to display an image captured by the camera; and
a controller configured to:
detect a tap on the touchscreen at a first target position; and
in response to detecting the tap,
cause a center of a capturing direction of the camera to transition to the first target position; and
cause the touchscreen to superpose a slide bar on the image, the slide bar having a target position indicator and a current position indicator, the target position indicator indicating the first target position, the current position indicator indicating a current position of the center of the capturing direction in relation to the first target position;
update a position of the current position indicator during the transition of the center of the capturing direction to the first target position;
detect user repositioning of the target position indicator from the first target position to a second target position; and
in response to detecting the user repositioning of the target position indicator from the first target position to the second target position,
cause the center of the capturing direction of the camera to transition to the second target position; and
update the position of the current position indicator during the transition of the center of the capturing direction to the second target position.

US Pat. No. 10,992,829

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS PERFORMING PROCESSING FOR RESOLVING USER'S COMPLAINT AGAINST TO PRINTED RESULT

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:an image forming device forming an image on recording paper;
a recording paper conveyance device conveying the recording paper to the image forming device and discharging, to an outside of the image forming apparatus, a print result obtained by the forming the image on the recording paper by the image forming device;
a microphone; and
a control device including a processor and, as a result of executing a control program by the processor, functioning as:
a controller controlling the image forming device and the recording paper conveyance device in accordance with a print condition, and
a voice recognition device recognizing voice collected by the microphone during a predefined detection period starting upon the discharge of the print result to the outside of the image forming apparatus and detecting, from the recognized voice, a word indicating a predefined complaint against appearance of the print result,
wherein upon detecting the word indicating the predefined complaint by the voice recognition device, the controller performs predefined processing as processing of resolving a cause of the complaint indicated by the word,
wherein after the predefined processing, the controller performs processing for prompting a user to perform reprinting,
wherein as a result of executing the control program by the processor, the control device further functions as a user specification device specifying the user,
further provided is a history storage device storing, in association with each user specified by the user specification device, history information for utterance of the word indicating the complaint, and
based on the history information stored in the history storage device, the controller calculates frequency in which the user specified by the user specification device utters the word and adjusts the print condition in accordance with the frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,992,454

BLOCKCHAIN CONFIGURATION FOR SECURE CONTENT DELIVERY

Disney Enterprises, Inc.,...

1. A method comprising:receiving, from a registration server associated with a content playback environment, a playback system identifier and a public key, the playback system identifier and the public key corresponding to a playback system;
generating a blockchain corresponding to a content identifier such that a block is established to correspond to the playback system identifier, wherein the blockchain is uniquely associated with the content identifier, and wherein each of a plurality of blocks of the blockchain is uniquely associated with a respective one of a plurality of playback system identifiers including the playback system identifier;
encrypting, according to a content encryption key, content associated with the content identifier;
encrypting, with the public key, the content encryption key;
sending to a playback server associated with the playback system, the encrypted content; and
generating one or more conditions to be met for the playback server associated with the playback system to be provided with the encrypted content encryption key such that the playback server decrypts the encrypted content encryption key with a private key corresponding to the public key associated with the playback system to perform playback of the content, wherein a fulfillment of the one or more conditions is determined by one or more updates to the blockchain;
wherein the blockchain comprises a blockchain code to automatically determine the fulfillment of the one or more conditions, and automatically provide a notification of the fulfillment of the one or more conditions such that the encrypted content encryption key is sent to the playback server associated with the playback system.

US Pat. No. 10,991,558

INTERACTIVE ANALYSIS OF MASS SPECTROMETRY DATA INCLUDING PEAK SELECTION AND DYNAMIC LABELING

Protein Metrics Inc., Cu...

1. A non-transitory machine-readable medium that stores instructions, which, when performed by a machine, cause the machine to perform operations comprising:simultaneously displaying a plurality of visual representations derived from mass spectrometry (MS) data, the plurality of visual representations comprising: a first visual representation comprising estimated or calculated masses based on the MS data, a second visual representation comprises a distribution of mass/charge (m/z) peaks based on the estimated or calculated masses, and a third visual representation comprising a deconvolved mass spectrum based on the estimated or calculated masses;
receiving a user-selected mass value from one of the first visual representation, the second visual representation or the third visual representation; and
displaying:
a highlighted mass value on the first visual representation corresponding to the user-selected mass value; and
a plurality of markers on the second visual representation and the third visual representation corresponding the user-selected mass value, each marker on the second visual representation corresponding to a peak of the distribution of m/z peaks, and each marker on the third visual representation corresponding to a peak of the deconvolved mass spectrum.

US Pat. No. 10,991,553

NANOSECOND PULSER THERMAL MANAGEMENT

Eagle Harbor Technologies...

1. A nanosecond pulser system comprising:a plurality of switches electrically coupled in parallel, each of the plurality of switches having a switch heat sink;
a transformer comprising:
at least one transformer core that includes a first core surface;
a plurality of primary windings electrically coupled with the plurality of switches; and
a plurality of secondary windings;
an output electrically coupled with the plurality of secondary windings, the output providing pulses having a voltage greater than about 1 kV, a pulse width less than about 1 ?s, and a pulse repletion frequency greater than about 20 kHz;
at least one switch cold plate physically coupled with the first switch surface of at least a subset of the plurality of switches, the at least one switch cold plate comprising a metal; and
a core cold plate physically coupled with the first core surface, the core cold plate comprising a metal.

US Pat. No. 10,991,533

MEDIUM VOLTAGE BREAKER CONDUCTOR WITH AN ELECTRICALLY EFFICIENT CONTOUR

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A conductive member for a circuit breaker high voltage portion conductor assembly, said conductive member comprising:a body;
said body includes a transfer portion and a coupling portion; and
wherein said body transfer portion has an electrically efficient contour;
wherein said body transfer portion also has a thermally efficient contour;
whereby said body transfer portion has an electro-thermally efficient contour;
wherein said body transfer portion includes a number of slots extending through said body transfer portion;
and wherein:
each slot extends generally vertically through said body transfer portion;
wherein said slots define a number of fins;
wherein said number of fins includes a number of inner fins, each inner fin disposed between adjacent slots; and
wherein said number of fins includes two outer fins, each outer fin disposed between a slot and an adjacent outer lateral side of body transfer portion.

US Pat. No. 10,991,278

CONFIGURABLE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHODS

NanoLumens Acquisition, I...

1. A configurable display apparatus comprising:a) a plurality of light emitting display modules collectively defining a viewing plane, at least a portion of said viewing plane having a curvature;
b) said plurality of light emitting display modules coupled to a support frame, said support frame supporting the weight of said plurality of light emitting display modules along a support direction; at least a portion of said curvature being in a direction orthogonal to said support direction;
c) each of said plurality of light emitting display modules comprising:
i) a plurality of light emitting elements coupled to a substrate, said plurality of light emitting elements arranged in a predetermined pattern collectively forming a display plane;
ii) a plurality of frame couplers coupled to said substrate, each frame coupler providing an installed position defined when said frame coupler is coupled to said support frame; each of said frame couplers defining a standoff distance between said display plane and said support frame when in said installed position;
iii) an adjustable linkage coupled between said substrate and said support frame, the adjustable linkage operative to provide an adjustable deflection of at least a portion of said display plane;
d) said plurality of light emitting display modules further characterized in that the display planes of at least two adjacent display modules are disposed by the operation of their respective adjustable linkages such that no gaps or overlaps between their respective adjacent display planes are visible.

US Pat. No. 10,991,018

REAL TIME AVATAR

United Services Automobil...

12. A method, comprising:receiving a customer service request associated with a customer account of a plurality of customer accounts saved to a database included on a server; and
in response to receiving the customer service request:
requesting and receiving account data, from the server and at a coordinating device, corresponding with the customer account;
requesting and receiving, from an operator device operated by a customer service representative and at the coordinating device, preference data corresponding with preferences of the customer service representative and relating to the account data;
generating, via the coordinating device, an avatar reflecting the account data in accordance with the preference data; and
outputting the avatar on a display of the operator device.

US Pat. No. 10,990,738

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DESIGNING POWER SYSTEMS

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. An apparatus comprising:an interface; and
a server comprising a processor and a receiver, the server coupled to the user interface unit;
the receiver in the server configured to receive system characteristics from the user interface, wherein the system characteristics include a sequencing specification and a double data rate (DDR) memory load termination specification; and
the processor in the server configured to generate a circuit solution based at least in part on the received system characteristics, the circuit solution comprising components, the components including at least one power sequencer.

US Pat. No. 10,990,684

CONTEXT-AWARE SECURITY SELF-ASSESSMENT

ABB Power Grids Switzerla...

1. A method for context-aware security self-assessment of an industrial device coupled to a network, the method comprising:self-assessing, by the industrial device, a current context of the industrial device based on a predefined rule set;
self-assessing, by the industrial device, presently used security settings for the industrial device based on the assessed current context of the industrial device and on a predefined and customizable set of security assessment checks for the current context; and
providing one or more suggested actions to a user/operator, based on both the assessed security settings and the assessed current context, to adapt the presently used security settings of the industrial device, while coupled to the network, to suggested security settings.