US Pat. No. 11,069,475

COMPACT ISOLATED INDUCTORS

pSemi Corporation, San D...


1. A multi-layered structure referenced in a coordinate space (x, y, z), comprising:a plurality of conductive and non-conductive layers that are stacked over a substrate, each of said layers being planar according to an (x, y) plane of the coordinate space (x, y, z),
a first inductor defined by a first coil structure, wherein the first coil structure defines a first volume space of the first inductor; and
a second inductor defined by a second coil structure, wherein the second coil structure defines a second volume space of the second inductor;
wherein the first volume space and the second volume space comprise a common shared volume space of the coordinate space (x, y, z), and
wherein a first far field magnetic vector of the first inductor is substantially orthogonal to a second far field magnetic vector of the second inductor,
wherein the first coil structure comprises one or more coil windings formed in one or more layers of the multi-layered structure, each of the one or more coil windings of the first coil structure defining a substantially planar first shape in a first plane,
wherein the second coil structure comprises one or more coil windings formed in one or more layers of the multi-layered structure, each of the one or more coil windings of the second coil structure defining a substantially planar second shape in a second plane,
wherein the first plane and the second plane are substantially orthogonal,
wherein the one or more coil windings of the first coil structure are formed in one or more conductive layers of the plurality of conductive and non-conductive layers,
at least one of the one or more coil windings of the second coil structure is formed through a combination of:i) two horizontal conductive segments according to a same direction of the x-direction and y-direction, each of the two horizontal segments formed in a respective one of two separate conductive layers of the one or more conductive and non-conductive layers, and
ii) two vertical conductive segments according to the z-direction that join the two horizontal conductive segments, each of the two vertical conductive segments formed through a plurality of stacked conductive structures and vias formed across the plurality of conductive and non-conductive layers, wherein the plurality of stacked conductive structures and vias form offsets in the two vertical conductive segments.


US Pat. No. 11,069,474

INDUCTOR

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...


1. An inductor comprising:a coil including a winding portion and a lead-out portion, the winding portion including a wound conductor, the lead-out portion extending from the winding portion;
a body comprising a magnetic member including magnetic powder and a resin, and that encloses the coil;
a protection layer disposed on a surface of the body; and
an outer electrode electrically connected to the lead-out portion, wherein
the body has a bottom surface, a top surface, two end surfaces, two side surfaces, and first and second R-chamfered sections, the bottom surface being configured as a mounting surface, the top surface opposing the bottom surface, the two end surfaces opposing each other and being substantially perpendicular to the bottom surface, the two side surfaces opposing each other and being substantially perpendicular to the bottom surface and the end surfaces, the first R-chamfered section being disposed at a ridge portion between the bottom surface and each of the end surfaces, the second R-chamfered section being disposed at a ridge portion between each of the end surfaces and the corresponding side surface,
the outer electrode includes first and second electrode regions,
the first electrode region is at least located on at least part of the bottom surface and is electrically connected to the lead-out portion,
the second electrode region is at least located on at least part of the protection layer disposed on each of the end surfaces, and
surface roughness of part of the bottom surface where the first electrode region is disposed is greater than surface roughness of the protection layer on each of the end surfaces where the second electrode region is disposed.

US Pat. No. 11,069,473

INDUCTOR

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...


1. An inductor comprising:a coil including a winding portion and a lead-out portion, the winding portion including a wound conductor, the lead-out portion extending from the winding portion;
a body comprising a magnetic member including magnetic powder and a resin, and that encloses the coil;
a protection layer disposed on a surface of the body; and
an outer electrode electrically connected to the lead-out portion, wherein
the body has a bottom surface, a top surface, two end surfaces, two side surfaces, and first and second R-chamfered sections, the bottom surface being configured as a mounting surface, the top surface opposing the bottom surface, the two end surfaces opposing each other and being substantially perpendicular to the bottom surface, the two side surfaces opposing each other and being substantially perpendicular to the bottom surface and the end surfaces, the first R-chamfered section being disposed at a ridge portion between the bottom surface and each of the end surfaces, the second R-chamfered section being disposed at a ridge portion between each of the end surfaces and the corresponding side surface,
the outer electrode includes first and second electrode regions,
the first electrode region is at least located on at least part of the bottom surface and is electrically connected to the lead-out portion,
the second electrode region is at least located on at least part of the protection layer disposed on each of the end surfaces, and
a first number of conductive particles included in the first electrode region which intersect with a unit length of a straight line perpendicular to the bottom surface is greater than a second number of conductive particles included in the second electrode region which intersect with a unit length of a straight line perpendicular to the end surfaces, wherein the unit length of the straight line perpendicular to the bottom surface is equal in length to the unit length of the straight line perpendicular to the end surfaces.

US Pat. No. 11,069,472

COIL PATTERN, METHOD FOR FORMING SAME, AND CHIP DEVICE INCLUDING SAME

MODA-INNOCHIPS CO., LTD.


1. A method of forming a coil pattern on at least one surface on a substrate, the method comprising:forming a seed layer on at least one surface of a substrate; and
forming at least two or more plating layers to cover the seed layer, wherein
the two or more plating layers are formed through anisotropic plating.

US Pat. No. 11,069,471

REACTOR

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...


1. A reactor comprising:a coil that includes a winding portion;
a magnetic core that includes a plurality of core pieces that are located inside and outside the winding portion, and one or more gap portions that are interposed between core pieces that are adjacent to each other;
an interposed member that is interposed between the coil and the magnetic core; and
a resin mold portion that covers at least a portion of an outer circumferential surface of the magnetic core without covering an outer circumferential surface of the winding portion so that the outer circumferential surface of the winding portion is exposed,
wherein the interposed member includes: a plurality of inner divisional pieces that are interposed between an inner circumferential surface of the winding portion and an outer circumferential surface of the magnetic core, and are located so as to be separated from each other in an axial direction of the winding portion; and a frame plate portion that is independent of the inner divisional pieces, and is interposed between an end surface of the winding portion and an outer core piece included in the magnetic core, the outer core piece being located outside the winding portion,
the plurality of inner divisional pieces include: at least one intermediate divisional piece that is located at an intermediate position in an axial direction of the winding portion, keeps an interval between the core pieces that are adjacent to each other, and is provided with interposed protruding portions that form at least one of the gap portions; and a pair of end portion divisional pieces that sandwich the intermediate divisional piece and are located at end surface sides of the winding portion,
the intermediate divisional piece includes: a body portion that continuously covers portions of the outer circumferential surfaces of the core pieces that are adjacent to each other, the interposed protruding portions standing upright on an inner circumferential surface of the body portion; and a cutout portion from which the outer circumferential surfaces of the core pieces that are adjacent to each other are partially exposed so that the body portion is disconnected in a circumferential direction of the outer circumferential surfaces, and
the end portion divisional pieces are each provided with: a ring-shaped body portion that surrounds an outer circumferential surface of a core piece in a circumferential direction thereof; and end portion-side protruding portions that keep an interval between the outer circumferential surface of the core piece and an inner circumferential surface of the ring-shaped body portion,
the frame plate portion is provided with: a through hole from which an end surface of an inner core piece included in the magnetic core is exposed, the inner core piece being located inside the winding portion; and a portion that is interposed between the inner core piece and the outer core piece, and forms a predetermined gap between the inner core piece and the outer core piece, and
the resin mold portion includes: a resin gap portion that is located between the core pieces that are adjacent to each other and constitutes at least another one of the gap portions; an intermediate covering portion that is continuous with the resin gap portion and fills a level difference between an exposed portion of the outer circumferential surfaces of the core pieces that are adjacent to each other and the body portion, the exposed portion being exposed from the cutout portion; an end portion covering portion that is continuous with the intermediate covering portion and is interposed between the outer circumferential surface of the core piece and the inner circumferential surface of the ring-shaped body portion; and a resin gap portion that is located between the inner core piece and the outer core piece.

US Pat. No. 11,069,470

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSFORMER COOLING


1. A subterranean transformer cooling system comprising:a transformer in a transformer housing, said transformer housing containing a coolant therein for cooling said transformer, said transformer housing rests within a subterranean chamber and upon a subterranean surface within said subterranean chamber,
wherein said subterranean chamber comprises a plurality of subterranean walls;
a cover enclosing said subterranean chamber apart from the ambient environment;
at least one radiator externally connected to said transformer housing and within said subterranean chamber, said at least one radiator receiving heated coolant from said transformer housing and returning cooled coolant to said transformer housing;
an air collection chamber; connecting to an input port to said at least one radiator, whereby a cooled gas is input through said air collection chamber and directed into said at least one radiator, said cooled gas then circulating along internal surfaces of said at least one radiator and exchanging energy with said coolant;
an output port of said at least one radiator, whereby hot gas from said at least one radiator exits and is directed to a spent energy recovery mechanism, and
at least one regulator, said at least one regulator regulating said input port.

US Pat. No. 11,069,469

COIL ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...


1. A coil electronic component comprising:a magnetic body,
wherein the magnetic body includes a substrate, and a coil part including patterned insulating films disposed on a surface of the substrate, a first coil shaped plating layer disposed between the patterned insulating films, a second coil shaped plating layer disposed directly on the first coil shaped plating layer, and a cover insulating layer disposed on the patterned insulating films and the second coil shaped plating layer, and
wherein the first coil shaped plating layer is formed not to exceed an upper surface of the patterned insulating films while the second coil shaped plating layer is formed to exceed an upper surface of the patterned insulating films.

US Pat. No. 11,069,468

COMMON MODE CHOKE COIL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...


1. A common mode choke coil comprising:a magnetic core having a winding core part and a pair of flange parts provided on opposite ends of the winding core part;
external electrodes on each of the flange parts;
a pair of windings wound on the winding core part, the pair of windings each having the ends each being drawn out and joined to a corresponding one of the external electrodes; and
a magnetic plate joined to the pair of flange parts with an adhesive,
wherein the magnetic plate has joining parts joined to the flange parts and an opposing part opposing the winding core part,
irregularities are disposed on the opposing part facing the pair of windings wound on the winding core part, and
surface roughness of the joining parts is smaller than the irregularities of the opposing part facing the pair of windings.

US Pat. No. 11,069,467

SOLENOID DEVICE

NIDEC TOSOK CORPORATION, ...


1. A solenoid device for moving a shaft in an axial direction with a magnetic force generated by excitation of a coil, the solenoid device comprising:a yoke comprising a first cylindrical part that extends in the axial direction;
a core positioned on the other side in the axial direction with respect to the yoke and comprising a second cylindrical part that extends in the axial direction;
the shaft moving in the axial direction inside the second cylindrical part;
a bobbin disposed on an outer side of the first cylindrical part and the second cylindrical part in a radial direction;
the coil wound on the bobbin;
a plunger moving in the axial direction inside the first cylindrical part;
a lid positioned on one side in the axial direction with respect to the yoke and the plunger; and
a housing housing the shaft, the yoke, the core, the bobbin, the coil, the plunger, and the lid,
wherein the housing comprises a cylindrical housing body part, and
the housing body part comprises:
a first opening that opens at an end on one side in the axial direction; and
a first inner wall part that is adjacent to the first opening and expands in a cylindrical shape in the axial direction on the outer side in the radial direction on an inner wall of the housing body part on one side in the axial direction,
wherein the first inner wall part comprises an annular first step part that extends in the radial direction at an end on the other side in the axial direction,
the first cylindrical part of the yoke comprises an annular first flange part that protrudes toward the outer side in the radial direction on one side of the first cylindrical part in the axial direction,
the lid has a disk shape and comprises an annular circumferential edge part that extends toward the outer side in the radial direction,
the yoke and the lid are fixed to the housing in a state where a first end surface of the first flange part on the other side in the axial direction is in contact with the first step part of the housing body part, and a surface on the other side in the axial direction of the circumferential edge part of the lid is in contact with a first end surface of the first flange part on one side in the axial direction,
the second cylindrical part of the core has a first space, which opens on one side in the axial direction and is recessed toward the other side in the axial direction for inserting or removing the plunger that moves,
the plunger has a second through hole that penetrates along the axial direction,
the second through hole has a third opening that opens on the other side of the second through hole in the axial direction and is positioned on the outer side in the radial direction with respect to the shaft, as viewed in the axial direction,
the first flange part of the yoke has a hole that opens at least on one side in the axial direction and extends toward the other side in the axial direction, and
a second space, which communicates the second through hole with the hole when the plunger has moved to a retreat position in contact with the lid, is provided between an inner surface of the lid on the other side in the axial direction and the plunger and the yoke.

US Pat. No. 11,069,466

VIBRATION ACTUATOR AND VIBRATION PROVIDING APPARATUS

MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD...


1. A vibration actuator, comprising:a fixing body including N-fold (N is a natural number) of 2 of core pole parts and a coil wound around an outer periphery of each of the core pole parts;
a movable body including a magnet part disposed while being separated from each of the core pole parts in an axial direction of each of the core pole parts, for each of the core pole parts; and
an elastic support part that movably supports the movable body with respect to the fixing body,
wherein the magnet part includes magnetic poles disposed on sides of the core pole parts and respectively facing the core pole parts, and
wherein the movable body vibrates in a direction orthogonal to both directions including a direction in which the N-fold of 2 of the core pole parts are aligned and the axial direction of the coil by an attractive force or a repulsive force between the core pole parts to be excited by the energization of the coil and the magnet part.

US Pat. No. 11,069,465

MAGNETIC MOUNTING APPARATUS FOR BREAKAWAY MOUNTING OF HARDWARE TO AN OBJECT

The Government of the Uni...


1. An apparatus for mounting hardware to an object, the apparatus comprising:a base member having an attachment surface to be attached to the object, a plurality of base member magnets, and a base breakaway connection surface;
a hardware support having a hardware support surface to receive the hardware, a plurality of hardware support magnets, and a support breakaway connection surface to be magnetically coupled with the base breakaway connection surface of the base member, by magnetic attraction between the base member magnets and the hardware support magnets, to form a magnetic connection having a preset magnetic breakaway strength to maintain the magnetic connection between the hardware support and the base member and to allow the hardware support and the base member to be separated by a force greater than the preset magnetic breakaway strength; and
a fastener to fasten the hardware to the hardware support, the fastener keeping the hardware and the hardware support fastened together under a force sufficiently large to separate the magnetic connection.

US Pat. No. 11,069,464

METHOD AND ASSEMBLY FOR PRODUCING A MAGNET

WISK AERO LLC, Mountain ...


11. An assembly for producing a three pole magnet, the assembly comprising:an armature comprising an armature first portion and an armature second portion;
at least one first coil operable to induce first magnetic flux lines within the armature first portion;
at least one second coil operable to induce second magnetic flux lines within the armature second portion;
a die having a die cavity defined in part by a die cavity first side surface and a die cavity second side surface, wherein the die cavity first and second side surfaces are on opposite sides of the die cavity, wherein the die is configured to be magnetically coupled with the armature first portion and concentrate and orient the first magnetic flux lines to extend into a first portion of magnetic powder disposed in the die cavity through the die cavity first side surface and orthogonal to the die cavity first side surface, and wherein the die is configured to be magnetically coupled with the armature second portion and concentrate and orient the second magnetic flux lines to extend into a second portion of magnetic powder disposed in the die cavity through the die cavity second side surface and orthogonal to the die cavity second side surface; and
a punch assembly magnetically coupled with the armature first portion and the armature second portion, wherein the punch assembly is configured so that the first magnetic flux lines extend through the punch assembly into the first portion of magnetic powder disposed in the die cavity through a top surface of magnetic powder disposed in the die cavity, wherein the punch assembly is configured so that the second magnetic flux lines extend through the punch assembly into the second portion of magnetic powder disposed in the die cavity through the top surface of magnetic powder disposed in the die cavity, and wherein the punch assembly is operable to apply pressure to magnetic powder disposed within the die cavity.

US Pat. No. 11,069,463

HYBRID WOUND-ROTOR MOTOR AND GENERATOR WITH INDUCTION FEED AND PERSISTENT CURRENT

The Boeing Company, Chic...


1. A method for operation of a device in a generator mode, the method comprising:cooling, with a cryocooler, a superconducting coil of a rotor until a temperature of windings of the superconducting coil is at a superconducting operating temperature;
providing, by a flux pump, flux to the superconducting coil until a persistent current flowing through the windings of the superconducting coil is at a persistent operating current;
receiving, from a shaft of a prime mover, torque to rotate the rotor;
generating, by the persistent current of the superconducting coil, a rotating magnetic field;
electrically interacting, by the superconducting coil, with a main stator coil through the rotating magnetic field;
generating, through the rotating magnetic field of the superconducting coil coupled with the main stator coil, an electromotive force (EMF) within the main stator coil;
receiving, by a control stator coil, a current from a controller;
electrically interacting, by the control stator coil, with a non-superconducting coil of the rotor;
inducing, by a magnetic field of a current of the control stator coil, a controlling current within the non-superconducting coil;
generating, by the controlling current within the non-superconducting coil, a magnetic field to couple with the main stator coil;
modulating, by the magnetic field produced by the controlling current within the non-superconducting coil, a magnetic field produced by the superconducting coil; and
varying at least one of magnitude, phase, or frequency of a combination of rotating magnetic fields of the superconducting coil and the non-superconducting coil in comparison to at least one of a magnitude, phase, or frequency of the magnetic field produced by the superconducting coil alone to control at least one of magnitude, phase, or frequency of an output voltage.

US Pat. No. 11,069,462

AUTOMATED WIRE PROCESSING SYSTEM AND METHODS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...


1. A wire processing system for manufacturing a wire harness, the wire processing system comprising:a plurality of wire processing stations, wherein each wire processing station is a different type of wire processing station, and wherein the plurality of wire processing stations are arranged in a linear configuration; and
a wire transport that is configured to receive a wire and transport the wire between the wire processing stations of the plurality of wire processing stations along the linear configuration,
wherein each wire processing station of the plurality of wire processing stations is configured to perform one or more discrete steps in the manufacturing of the wire harness, wherein the one or more discrete steps correspond to the type of wire processing station, and
wherein the wire transport comprises:a wire retaining tray comprisingat least one outlet, and
a substantially circular shape configured to wind the wire in a substantially circular shape;

one or more springs; and
a plurality of wire retainers, wherein the plurality of wire retainers are coupled together and coupled to the one or more springs and at least one of the at least one outlet of the wire retaining tray, wherein
at least one of the wire retainers comprises a wire holding mechanism configured to hold at least a portion of the wire in a substantially straight orientation and
the one or more springs are configured to exert a force on the the one or more wire retainers to position the one or more wire retainers relative to the wire retaining tray.


US Pat. No. 11,069,461

AUTOMATED ASSEMBLY SENSOR CABLE

MASIMO CORPORATION, Irvi...


1. A sensor cable automated assembly method of a cable including a generally flat and wide body, the sensor cable automated assembly method comprising:providing a cable comprising an emitter wire, a drain line, and a detector wire, wherein the drain line is arranged between the emitter wire and the detector wire;
detecting a registration feature of the cable that is asymmetrical about a central axis of the cable, the registration feature being usable to identify a relative location of at least the emitter wire or the detector wire within the cable; and
positioning the emitter wire relative to a plurality of contacts of an optical sensor circuit according to the registration feature.

US Pat. No. 11,069,460

FIRE RESISTANT CABLE WITH DUAL INSULATION LAYER ARRANGEMENT

Prysmian S.p.A., Milan (...


1. A fire resistant cable comprising:at least one conductor;
at least one mica layer surrounding and in direct contact with the at least one conductor;
a first layer of insulation surrounding and in direct contact with the at least one mica layer, wherein the first layer of insulation is made of a composition based on a cured flame retardant ceramifiable silicone rubber; and
a second layer of insulation surrounding the first layer of insulation, wherein the second layer of insulation is made of a composition based on a cured flame retardant ceramifiable silicone rubber comprising at least one reinforcement material selected from the group consisting of mica, inorganic fibers, silicon oxide, and titanium oxide.

US Pat. No. 11,069,459

COVERED ELECTRICAL WIRE AND TERMINAL-EQUIPPED ELECTRICAL WIRE

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...


1. A covered electrical wire comprising:a conductor; and
an insulating coating layer covering an outer periphery of the conductor,
wherein the conductor is a twisted wire obtained by concentrically twisting together a plurality of elemental wires constituted by a copper alloy,
the copper alloy contains one or more elements selected from Fe, Ti, Mg, Sn, Ag, Ni, In, Zn, Cr, Al, and P in a total amount of 0.01 mass % to 5.5 mass % inclusive, and the remaining portion includes Cu and inevitable impurities, and
an amount of oil adhering to a surface of a central elemental wire disposed at a central portion of the twisted wire is 10 ?g/g or less with respect to the mass of the central elemental wire.

US Pat. No. 11,069,458

ELECTRICAL CABLE

TE CONNECTIVITY SERVICES ...


1. An electrical cable comprising:a conductor assembly having a first conductor carrying a first electrical signal, a second conductor carrying a second electrical signal different from the first electrical signal, and an insulator surrounding the first conductor and the second conductor along substantially an entire length of the electrical cable, the insulator having an outer surface, the conductor assembly extending along a longitudinal axis for a length of the electrical cable, the conductor assembly having a metal coating layer on the outer surface of the insulator surrounding both the first and second conductors, the coating layer being seamless along the length of the electrical cable and the coating layer being an applied coating layer initially applied to the outer surface to coat the outer surface of the insulator along the length of the electrical cable, the applied coating layer includes developed cracks developed after forming to transform the applied coating layer into a cracked applied coating layer, the cracked applied coating layer separating the applied coating layer into a plurality of disparate coating sections electrically separated by the cracks, the coating layer being conductive defining an inner electrical shield of the electrical cable for the first and second conductors; and
a cable shield wrapped around the conductor assembly, the cable shield having an inner edge and an outer edge, the outer edge wrapped over the inner edge to form a flap covering the inner edge and extending along the longitudinal axis, the cable shield engaging a majority of the inner electrical shield and forming an outer electrical shield for the first and second conductors exterior of the inner electrical shield, the outer electrical shield covering the cracks, wherein the cable shield has an elevated segment forming a void at the inner edge, the inner electrical shield being interior of the void, the outer electrical shield being exterior of the void, the outer electrical shield being electrically connected to the inner electrical shield circumferentially around the conductor assembly except at the void.

US Pat. No. 11,069,457

WIRE HARNESS THAT ENABLES A WIRING PATH TO BE EASILY CHANGED

SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, ...


1. A wire harness comprising:a wire including a core wire and an insulating covering that covers the core wire;
an electromagnetic shield that covers and electromagnetically shields at least the core wire;
a path regulator that has higher flexural rigidity than the wire and that is formed in an elongated shape; and
a cover that covers the wire, the electromagnetic shield, and the path regulator,
wherein the wire is fixed along the path regulator.

US Pat. No. 11,069,456

SILENT CONDUCTOR

LAMIFIL, Hemiksem (BE)


1. A conductor for power transportation, the conductor comprising:an elongated core constructed from a core material and
an elongated conductive casing constructed from a conductive material,
wherein the elongated conductive casing is positioned around the elongated core and is constructed from various layers of wires, each layer of wires consisting of a set of wires which are positioned side by side, and
wherein at least a fraction of these wires are shaped in such a way that in the cross section of the wire there is a circumscribed circle only between 50% and 90% full of wire material and that the cross section of the wire has a central portion filled with wire material, and the cross section of the wire has a plurality of projections with one or more concavities spaced between each of the one or more projections or the cross section of the wire includes one or more hollow portions defined by an outer portion of the wire,
wherein the shape of the one or more projections and the one or more concavities, or the shape of the one or more hollow portions and the outer portion of the wires is such that spaces are provided between the wires that are unoccupied by the wire material in at least a portion of the one or more projections of the one or more hollows, and
wherein the shape of these wires is such that the space taken up by the wire in a stack of the wires in the layers is substantially cylindrical.

US Pat. No. 11,069,454

RADIATION SENSING THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITE PANELS


1. A free standing inorganic storage phosphor panel comprising:an inorganic storage phosphor layer including at least one polymer, an inorganic storage phosphor material and a copper phthalocyanine blue dye;
wherein the inorganic storage phosphor layer is formed by melt compounding the at least one polymer, inorganic storage phosphor material, and copper phthalocyanine blue dye at a level greater than or equal to 12 ppm with respect to the phosphor to form a melt compounded material and by then melt extruding, injection molding, or hot pressing the melt compounded material; and
wherein the inorganic storage phosphor layer has a coefficient of variation in the linearized pixel value that is less than or equal to 0.7.

US Pat. No. 11,069,453

LONG-LIFE, PORTABLE REACTOR FOR TERRESTRIAL POWER SYSTEMS (LPORTS)

UNM Rainforest Innovation...


1. A transportable nuclear reactor system comprising:a transportable housing having a top, bottom, front and rear:
a plurality of wheels connected to said bottom of said transportable housing on which said transportable housing rests;
a plurality of impact absorbing sections, said impact absorbing sections extend from said top to said bottom of said transportable housing;
said plurality of impact absorbing sections spaced apart with one impact absorbing section located at said front of said transportable housing, one impact absorbing section located at said rear of said transportable housing, and one impact absorbing section located in between said front and rear of said transportable housing;
said spaced apart impact absorbing sections define a plurality of openings;
a cask and radiation shielding section surrounding said cask;
a high temperature sodium cooled reactor located in and surrounded by said cask, said reactor cooled by the natural circulation of in-vessel sodium;
said reactor, said cask and said radiation shielding section located in one of said openings defined by said spaced apart impact absorbing sections; and
at least one thermally regenerative electrochemical device connected thermal-hydraulically to said reactor located in another of said openings defined by said spaced apart impact absorbing sections.

US Pat. No. 11,069,452

DRIVE DEVICE FOR IN-CORE NEUTRON INSTRUMENTATION SYSTEM

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...


5. A drive device for an in-core neutron instrumentation system, the drive device driving a neutron detector of the in-core neutron instrumentation system for measuring neutrons in a nuclear reactor, comprising:a winding drum for winding a cable having the neutron detector mounted at a tip end portion thereof;
a drive motor for driving the winding drum for winding/extending the cable;
a base member on which the winding drum and the drive motor are mounted;
a cover member mounted on the base member and housing the winding drum and the drive motor therein; and
a safety circuit provided between a power supply of the drive motor and the drive motor, and for switching between a conductive state in which power can be supplied to the drive motor and a cut-off state in which power cannot be supplied thereto depending on a mounted state of the cover member,
wherein the cover member comprises a plurality of cover wall surface portions surrounding a periphery of the base member, and is equipped with a cover locking mechanism portion for defining an order of mounting the cover wall surface portions on the base member, and wherein
the safety circuit is provided on one of the plurality of cover wall surface portions, and
the cover locking mechanism portion is provided so that the one cover wall surface portion on which the safety circuit is provided is first removed in an order of removing the plurality of cover wall surface portions from the base member.

US Pat. No. 11,069,451

MOBILE EQUIPMENT FOR MEASURING STRUCTURAL DEFORMATION OF NUCLEAR FUEL ASSEMBLY

KEPCO NUCLEAR FUEL CO., L...


1. A mobile equipment for measuring structural deformation of a nuclear fuel assembly, the mobile equipment comprising:a container;
a device for providing power and a loading table disposed inside the container;
a pedestal disposed on one side of the loading table of the container, the pedestal being provided with a hinge device and a fixing device configured to fix the nuclear fuel assembly upright;
a column seated on the loading table and provided at one end part thereof with a rotating shaft detachably installed to the hinge device, and configured to be erected upright on the fixing device of the pedestal by power provided by the device for providing power, around the rotating shaft coupled to the hinge device; and
a scanner configured to move upward and downward in a longitudinal direction of the column being erected upright on the pedestal and to measure the structural deformation of the nuclear fuel assembly being erected upright on the fixing device,
wherein the hinge device comprises:
a holder installed on each of both sides of one end part of the pedestal and provided with a rail installed toward the column;
a first body installed on the holder, configured to move along the rail of the holder, and provided with a first accommodating groove configured to accommodate a portion of the rotating shaft; and
a second body configured to rotate toward the first body by being axially coupled to one end part of the first body and provided with a second accommodating groove configured to accommodate a remaining portion of the rotating shaft.

US Pat. No. 11,069,450

NUCLEAR REACTOR PROTECTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

NuScale Power, LLC, Corv...


1. A nuclear reactor protection system, comprising:a plurality of functionally independent modules, each of the modules configured to receive a plurality of inputs from a plurality of sensors, and logically determine a safety action based at least in part on the plurality of inputs,each of the functionally independent modules comprising a digital module or a combination digital and analog module;

an analog module electrically coupled to one or more of the functionally independent modules; and
one or more nuclear reactor safety actuators communicably coupled to the plurality of functionally independent modules to receive the safety action determination based at least in part on the plurality of inputs;
wherein the analog module comprises a first analog module, and
wherein the nuclear reactor protection system comprises:a second analog module;
an engineered safety features actuation system (ESFAS), wherein a first subset of the plurality of functionally independent modules receive a plurality of ESFAS inputs and logically determine an ESFAS component actuation based at least in part on the ESFAS inputs, and

wherein the first analog module is electrically coupled to the functionally independent modules of the first subset of the plurality of functionally independent modules; and a reactor trip system (RTS), wherein a second subset of the plurality of functionally independent modules receive a plurality of RTS inputs and logically determine an RTS component actuation based at least in part on the RTS inputs, and
wherein the second analog module is electrically coupled to the functionally independent modules of the second subset of the plurality of functionally independent modules.

US Pat. No. 11,069,449

ELECTROCHEMICALLY MODULATED MOLTEN SALT REACTOR

Department of Energy, Wa...


1. An electrochemically modulated molten salt reactor (EMMSR) comprising:a nuclear reactor vessel and a power source;
the nuclear reactor vessel contains a nuclear fuel salt, at least partially contains a neutron moderator, and at least partially contains an insulator,the nuclear fuel salt including dissolved fissile isotopes wherein the concentration of the fissile isotopes during operation of the EMMSR is sufficient to cause continued self-sustaining fission reactions,
the neutron moderator configured to slow down fast neutrons produced by the dissolved fissile isotopes,
the insulator configured to electrically isolate the neutron moderator from the nuclear reactor vessel;

the power source having a positive potential and a negative potential,the positive potential is received by the neutron moderator, and the negative potential is received by the nuclear reactor vessel; and

a holder, the holder stabilizes the neutron moderator and the insulator in communication with the vessel.

US Pat. No. 11,069,448

MULTI AGENT CONSENSUS RESOLUTION AND RE-PLANNING

International Business Ma...


17. A method for maintaining healthcare records, the method comprising:maintaining a secure chain of healthcare blocks at each of a plurality of given computing nodes, wherein each given computing node is part of a set of computing nodes in a distributed network of computing nodes, wherein each of the set of computing nodes maintains the secure chain of healthcare blocks, wherein the secure chain of healthcare blocks maintained at each computing node comprises one or more healthcare blocks that respectively represent one or more healthcare actions associated with a healthcare user, and wherein at least one of the healthcare blocks in the secure chain of healthcare blocks represents at least one healthcare action generated by a first user device based on an authoring healthcare worker associated with the healthcare user, the authoring healthcare worker having an ability to prescribe a healthcare regime, at least one of the healthcare blocks in the secure chain of healthcare blocks being generated by the first user device based on a digital signature of the authoring healthcare worker;
adding, by a second user device, at least one healthcare block to the secure chain of healthcare blocks maintained at one of the given computing nodes based on a digital signature of an authorized healthcare worker and in response to receiving a proposed modified healthcare action;
determining a preference factor for the proposed modified healthcare action, wherein the preference factor is based on an experience factor personalized to the authorized healthcare worker, a compliance factor calculated from aggregated historical patient compliance data pertaining to a set of healthcare tokens, aggregated historical patient efficacy data, and a comparison factor;
transmitting a message comprising the preference factor and the proposed modified healthcare action to a user account associated with the authoring healthcare worker;
wherein the maintaining, adding, and determining steps are implemented via at least one processor operatively coupled to a memory associated with each of the given computing nodes.

US Pat. No. 11,069,447

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TOPOLOGY-BASED CLINICAL DATA MINING

INTEGO GROUP, LLC, Maitl...


1. A system for topology-based clinical data mining, the system comprising:at least one processor; and
a memory storing processor-executable codes, wherein upon executing the processor-executable codes the at least one processor is configured to:process clinical datasets and generate:a first table, the first table comprising first rows representing trial subjects and first columns including outcomes of the trial subjects; and
a second table, the second table comprising rows representing the trial subjects and columns including predictors of the trial subjects;

generate, based on the first table, a plurality of metric graphs, wherein:each metric graph of the plurality of metric graphs includes a same set of nodes, each of the nodes corresponding to a single trial subject of the trial subjects in the first table; and
generating a set of edges in a metric graph of the plurality of metric graphs includes:selecting a criterion from a plurality of criteria for selectively connecting the nodes; and
selectively connecting the nodes by edges according to the selected criterion;


select, from the plurality of metric graphs and based on a further criterion, a graph of interest;
generate a compressed version of the graph of interest, the compressed version including a clustered graph;
generate a first layout of the graph of interest and a second layout of the compressed version of the graph of interest, the first layout and the second layout being visually aligned;
display, via a graphical user interface, based on one of the first layout or the second layout, a graphical representation of the graph of interest;
perform, using one or more machine learning algorithms, an automatic search to identify at least one group of related trial subjects;
highlight nodes in the graphical representation, the nodes corresponding to the related trial subjects;
receive, via the graphical representation, a user input, the user input including one or more selected groups of the trial subjects;
perform, using the second table, a statistical analysis of predictors associated with trial subjects within the one or more selected groups of the trial subjects; and
display a report with results of the statistical analysis.


US Pat. No. 11,069,446

PREDICTING ADDICTION RELAPSE AND DECISION SUPPORT TOOL

CERNER INNOVATION, INC., ...


1. A storage device storing a computer program product for predicting relapse or non-adherence in an individual subject based on a predictive model, the computer program product comprising computer instructions that, upon execution, cause a computer to perform operations comprising:selecting a cohort of historical subjects in an electronic health records system with known relapse statuses;
retrieving for the selected cohort of historical subjects historical values for variables including one or more of treatment events, medication history, substance use history, demographic attributes, and laboratory tests;
standardizing the retrieved historical values using one or more processors to symmetrize and deskew distributions of ratio-scale or interval-scale variables included in the retrieved historical values;
performing dimensionality reduction using Least Absolute Shrinkage and Selection Operator (LASSO) regression;
based on the LASSO regression, determining a set of statistically-significant independent variables and a set of dependent variables from the symmetrized and deskewed distributions of ratio-scale or interval-scale variables;
performing relative survival regression using multiplicative Cox Proportional Hazards relative survival regression of the set of dependent variable on the set of statistically-significant independent variables;
storing the independent variables' regression coefficients determined by the relative survival regression thereby forming a predictive model for determining likelihood of addiction relapse or non-adherence;
accessing the predictive model and corresponding model variables;
accessing a health record information corresponding to the individual subject, and extracting subject values corresponding to the model variables from the health record information of the individual;
standardizing the subject values, using one or more processors to symmetrize and deskew ratio-scale or interval-scale values included in the subject values to generate a plurality of standardized values;
utilizing the predictive model and the plurality of standardized values to determine a predicted likelihood of relapse for the individual subject;
comparing the predicted likelihood of relapse with a predetermined threshold; and
responsive to the predicted likelihood of relapse exceeding the predetermined threshold, automatically modifying a care plan for the individual subject and providing the determined likelihood of relapse prediction to a caregiver associated with the individual subject via a notification, wherein modifying a careplan comprises increasing monitoring, modifying a pharmaceutical combination administered to the individual subject, or scheduling a caregiver visit with the individual subject.

US Pat. No. 11,069,444

PERSONAL ASSISTANT COMPUTING SYSTEM MONITORING

International Business Ma...


1. A computer program product comprising a non-transitory computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith, the program instructions configured to be executed by a processor to cause the processor to perform a method comprising:generating, based on historical data about health attributes of a user, a Bayesian network configured to utilize a directed acyclic graph to predict triggering causes of health event episodes of the user;
detecting, by an accelerometer, movements of the user;
determining, based on the detected movements, that a first health event episode is occurring;
using the Bayesian network to predict a triggering cause of the first health episode; and
selectively initiating, based on the predicted triggering cause, a remedial action by causing a treadmill to become activated.

US Pat. No. 11,069,443

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRACKING OF FOOD INTAKE AND OTHER BEHAVIORS AND PROVIDING RELEVANT FEEDBACK

Medtronic MiniMed, Inc., ...


1. A method of sensing wearer activity, including behavior events of a wearer of at least one electronic device, the method comprising:determining, using a processor, sensor readings, wherein at least one sensor reading is from an accelerometer of the at least one electronic device that measures movement of a body part of the wearer;
determining a first gesture indicative of a potential behavior event from the sensor readings;
determining, using the processor, a stored state, the stored state being a state from a set of states that includes an in-event state and an out-of-event state, wherein the processor processes gesture indications differently in the in-event state and in the out-of-event state;
when in the out-of-event state, determining, using the processor and based on the first gesture, a start of at least one behavior event corresponding to the potential behavior event, based on detection of a single event with a confidence level above a predetermined confidence level or based on a sequence of two or more sensed gestures;
activating, upon determining the start of the at least one behavior event, at least one sensor or component of a food intake tracking system;
collecting, from the at least one sensor or component after activation, data or information related to the at least one behavior event;
providing storage for event-specific parameters, initialized for the at least one behavior event;
determining, when in the in-event state, a sequence of gestures related to the at least one behavior event; and
deriving the event-specific parameters about the at least one behavior event from the sequence of gestures.

US Pat. No. 11,069,442

METHOD, SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR PHYSICIAN EFFICIENCY MEASUREMENT AND PATIENT HEALTH RISK STRATIFICATION

Cave Consulting Group, In...


4. A computer program product tangibly embodied in computer instructions in a computer readable medium which, when the computer instructions are executed by a computer system, determines physician efficiency, by performing the acts of:obtaining medical claims data stored on a computer readable medium accessible by the computer system;
performing patient analysis using said obtained medical claims data to form episodes of care utilizing the computer system;
performing an output process based on the performed patient analysis utilizing the computer system, the output process comprising:assigning episodes of care to physicians; and
applying a first maximum duration rule to identify episodes of care;

assigning at least one physician to a report group utilizing the computer system;
determining eligible physicians and episode of care assignments utilizing the computer system;
calculating condition-specific episode of care statistics utilizing the computer system;
calculating, using indirect standardization, weighted episode of care statistics across medical conditions utilizing a predefined set of medical conditions for a specific specialty type utilizing the computer system; and
determining efficiency scores for physicians from said calculated condition-specific episode of care statistics and said weighted episode of care statistics calculated across medical conditions utilizing the computer system.

US Pat. No. 11,069,441

BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION MEASUREMENT DEVICE AND BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION MEASUREMENT METHOD

PHC HOLDINGS CORPORATION,...


1. A biological information measurement device, comprising:a sensor mounting portion to which is mounted a sensor for measuring biological information about a subject;
a measurement component configured to measure biological information of the subject by using the sensor mounted to the sensor mounting portion;
an identification information reader configured to read identification information about the subject;
a display component configured to display the identification information read by the identification information reader and measurement results measured by the measurement component;
a storage component configured to store the identification information and the measurement results, which are associated with each other;
a controller that is connected to the sensor mounting portion, the measurement component, the identification information reader, the display component, and the storage component; and
a report item input component to which are inputted report items that are to be transmitted from a first measurer who conducted measurement of the biological information to a second measurer who will conduct the next measurement on the same subject,
wherein the controller:activates an input screen for inputting the report items on the display component for each measurement at the measuring component,
when the report items are inputted at the report item input component, stores the report items and the identification information associated each other in correspondence with each measurement at the measuring component in the storage component, and
when the identification information about the subject is read by the identification information reader, confirms whether or not there are report items on the basis of the information stored in the storage component, and if there are report items, displays them on the display component,

wherein the controller causes the display component to display a selection screen that allows the user to select a comment related to the subject or measurement from among a plurality of choices prepared beforehand,
wherein the controller causes the display component to display a selection screen that allows the user to select whether or not a comment selected by the user on the selection screen shall be in the report items, and
wherein, for a comment that has already been selected as a report comment during the previous measurement, the controller causes the display component to display the selection screen that allows the user to select whether or not that comment will be in the report items, regardless of whether or not any comments have been selected during the current measurement.

US Pat. No. 11,069,440

APPLICATION FOR MEASURING MEDICAL SERVICE PROVIDER WAIT TIME

FAST PATHWAY, INC., Tamp...


1. A method for measuring and reporting medical service provider wait times, said method comprising:selecting a medical service provider, by a patient using a mobile device running an application, where the mobile device has Global Positioning System (GPS) capability and the mobile device communicates with an application server;
starting a timer to begin measuring wait time, by the patient using the application;
displaying, by the application running on the mobile device, a running wait time for the patient, a current average wait time for the provider and a current maximum wait time for the provider;
stopping the timer to produce a final wait time, by the patient using the application, when the patient is admitted to see the provider;
verifying, by the application, that the patient was located within a predetermined geofence area defined around an office location of the selected provider when the timer was started and stopped;
reporting the final wait time to the application server, by the application, if the patient was located within the geofence area when the timer was started and stopped;
calculating, by the application server, an updated value of the average wait time for the provider using the final wait time and previously reported patient wait times; and
displaying, using the application running on a plurality of patient mobile devices communicating with the application server, the average wait time and other information about the provider on a provider's feed page in the application.

US Pat. No. 11,069,439

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN EVALUATION DEVICE FOR MEDICAL IMAGES OF PATIENT, EVALUATION DEVICE, COMPUTER PROGRAM AND ELECTRONICALLY READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH, ...


1. A method for controlling an evaluation system for medical images of a patient, the method comprising:retrieving a plurality of medical images of the patient from an image database in response to receiving a time-dependent evaluation command, the plurality of medical images of the patient being acquired at different time points, the time-dependent evaluation command including at least one evaluation parameter and identification information of the patient, the at least one evaluation parameter corresponding to an evaluation to be performed, the at least one evaluation parameter including at least one region of interest or at least one anatomical feature, and the plurality of medical images fulfilling a relevancy criterion depending on the at least one evaluation parameter;
registering a first medical image among the plurality of medical images to one or more second medical images among the plurality of medical images to obtain a plurality of registered images;
deriving a composite evaluation image data set including a time series of evaluation images, the time series of evaluation images being a subset of the plurality of registered images selected based on,an image quality of the at least one region of interest or the at least one anatomical feature in each of the plurality of registered images, or
a size of the at least one region of interest or the at least one anatomical feature in each of the plurality of registered images; and

outputting the composite evaluation image data set.

US Pat. No. 11,069,438

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FOOD MANAGEMENT

DEKA Products Limited Par...


1. A first medical device configured to be a remote controller for a second medical device, the first medical device comprising:a scanner for reading nutritional information corresponding to at least one item;
at least one processor configured to:process the nutritional information;
receive input of an estimate of amount of said at least one item;
calculate estimated bolus amount of insulin required by a user based upon at least one blood glucose value; and
provide information related to said bolus amount to said user.


US Pat. No. 11,069,437

DISTRIBUTED COMPUTER SYSTEM FOR COORDINATING MESSAGING AND FUNDING FOR HEALTHCARE EXPENSES INCLUDING FUNDING VIA NETWORKED CROWDSOURCING

EXURGO, INC., Saratoga, ...


1. A method of coordinating funding of healthcare procedures using a computer, comprising:providing,a front-end web server to interface to one or more patient systems,
a back-end server system coupled to the front-end web server to receive patient information, the back-end server including at least one of a patient dataset including patient details, a provider dataset including a procedure record, and a donor dataset including a donation criteria,
a healthcare facility computer system that provides information about a procedure needed by a patient unable to pay for the procedure, providing the information to the back-end server system, and
a donor computer system, for accepting and receiving messages from the back-end server system about funding patient procedures;

receiving, at the front-end web server, a request for medical care, wherein the request for medical care is a first request initiated by a patient and recorded in the healthcare facility computer system;
coding, through a business/application logic module in the back-end server system, at least one of the patient details, the procedure record, and the donation criteria with unique identifiers;
filtering at least one of the patient details with the unique identifier into a patient curated database, the procedure record with the unique identifier into a curated provider database, and the donation criteria with the unique identifier into a curated donor database;
obtaining, in the curated provider database, the procedure record that includes data about a procedure that corresponds to the first request for medical care;
determining, using each of the patient curated database and the provider curated database, that the patient requires the procedure and that the patient is unable to pay costs of the procedure;
sending an urgent notification message, from the business/application logic module of the back-end server system to a provider silo, to identify available healthcare providers;
accessing the curated donor database to identify donor records corresponding to donors that have the donation criteria and that are donor records with the donation criteria that match the procedure referenced in the procedure record;
filtering a plurality of requests including the first request to a filtered set of filtered requests wherein each filtered request relates a related procedure record and a related donor record;
sending a request, through a donor query module in the curated donor database, to a donor;
for each of the filtered requests, sending an urgent notification approval message with the patient details and procedure details to a donor computer system of a selected donor, wherein the urgent notification approval message indicates a consistency between a filtered request and donor donation criteria;
receiving approval from the donor computer system for the selected donor to fund the procedure;
effecting funds transfer from the selected donor to a healthcare facility operator for the procedure; and
performing the procedure on the patient.

US Pat. No. 11,069,436

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USE OF TELEMEDICINE-ENABLED REHABILITATIVE HARDWARE AND FOR ENCOURAGING REHABILITATIVE COMPLIANCE THROUGH PATIENT-BASED VIRTUAL SHARED SESSIONS WITH PATIENT-ENABLED MUTUAL ENCOURAGEMENT ACROSS SIMULATED SOCIAL NETWORKS

ROM Technologies, Inc., ...


1. A computer-implemented system, comprising:a treatment apparatus configured to be manipulated by a user while the user performs an exercise session;
patient interfaces associated with users; and
a server computing device for configuring a virtual shared treatment session to encourage user compliance with a treatment plan associated with the exercise session, wherein the server computing device is configured to:receive treatment data pertaining to the user, wherein the treatment data comprises one or more characteristics of the user;
determine whether at least one characteristic of the one or more characteristics of the user matches at least one second characteristic of one or more second characteristics of a second user, the second user belonging to a cohort;
responsive to determining the at least one characteristic of the user matches the at least one second characteristic of the second user, assign the user to the cohort and select, via a trained machine learning model, a treatment plan for the user;
responsive to transmitting a signal to the patient interfaces of users in the cohort, enable the patient interfaces to establish the virtual shared session between the patient interfaces; and
enable the virtual shared session between the patient interfaces.


US Pat. No. 11,069,435

WELLNESS MANAGEMENT METHOD AND SYSTEM BY WELLNESS MODE BASED ON CONTEXT-AWARENESS PLATFORM ON SMARTPHONE

Futurewei Technologies, I...


1. A mobile wearable device for wellness and exercise management of a user, comprising:a first sensor configured to sense motion of the user;
a second sensor configured to sense biometric data of the user;
a memory having instructions stored therein; and
a processor in communication with the memory, the first sensor, and the second sensor, wherein the processor executes the instructions to:receive first data from the first sensor and receive second data from the second sensor;
obtain personal health data of the user from a health data library;
obtain health and medical rules from a health and action analysis platform;
generate an action list for the user based on the personal health data of the user and the health and medical rules;
identify one or more activities that the user is engaged in based on the received first data and second data, including deriving a motion identifier from the first data and a biometric identifier from the second data, wherein the one or more identified activities include sitting, and wherein frequency and timing of first and second sensor data reception and motion and biometric identifier derivation are based on the personal health data of the user;
perform a mapping between the motion identifier, the biometric identifier and the action list;
generate an adjustable exercise plan based on the mapping and health or fitness of the user;
determine a recommended action to be performed by the user based on the identified activity of the user, the generated exercise plan, the received first data, and the received second data, wherein the recommended action instructs the user to assume a standing position; and
notify the user of the recommended action using an output of the mobile wearable device.


US Pat. No. 11,069,434

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR THE SAFETY, ANALYSIS AND SUPERVISION OF INSULIN PUMP ACTION AND OTHER MODES OF INSULIN DELIVERY IN DIABETES

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA PA...


1. A method for detecting and correcting for an excessive insulin request, the method comprising:detecting and intercepting, by an insulin delivery supervisor, a signal requesting delivery to a patient of an amount of insulin, u(t), by an insulin delivery device, prior to said signal being sent to said insulin delivery device;
in response to detection of said insulin delivery request signal, determining, by said insulin delivery supervisor, whether delivery of u(t) will result in hypoglycemia in said patient, said determination involving:when SMBG at time t is available:computing a projected blood glucose concentration, BGproj(t) of said patient, wherein:








?SMBG(t) is a self-monitoring BG assessment at time t, AIpump(t) is active insulin at time t, CF is a self-assessed correction factor of said patient, given in mg/dlU, and 60/k is a control update interval of insulin data in minutes;
computing an amount of carbohydrates (g) that are required to maintain a target blood glucose concentration, BGtarget, given u(t), wherein:








?and Ûcorrection(t) is an estimate of an amount of insulin necessary to account for a positive deviation from BGtarget;
computing an amount of carbohydrates, M(t), required to maintain BGtarget if u(t) is delivered in full, wherein:








?is the control update interval of insulin data in minutes, and CR is a self-assessed carbohydrate ratio, given in gCHO/U;
classifying said insulin delivery request signal as an excessive insulin request when BGproj(t)carbthresh;

when SMBG at time t is not available:computing M(t) using








classifying said insulin delivery request signal as an excessive insulin request when M(t)>carbthresh;
when M(t)>carbthresh, sending a signal requesting SMBG(t);
computing BGproj(t) using








computing an amount of carbohydrates (g) that are required to maintain a target blood glucose concentration, BGtarget, using








computing M(t) using








?and
classifying said insulin delivery request signal as an excessive insulin request when BGproj(t)carbthresh;


generating, when BGproj(t)carbthresh, an updated u(t) by replacing BGtarget with BGthresh in




?and
using said updated u(t) by said insulin delivery device to deliver insulin to said patient.

US Pat. No. 11,069,433

PACKAGING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

ID-CON, LLC, Temecula, C...


1. A strip for providing medications to a patient, the strip comprising:a base layer with a plurality of blisters defined therein and a cover attached to the base;
a first dispensing end and a second end; and
such that the plurality of blisters is aligned in single file generally along a longitudinal axis between the first and second ends and arranged in single-dose packages adjacent one another, wherein at least one pair of adjacent single-dose packages has a different number of blisters contained within the adjacent single-dose packages, and wherein each blister has only one type of medication therein, each blister containing a single tablet or pill of the medication, the base layer and cover having weakened regions or perforations between adjacent single dose packages, the cover further comprising machine readable features that at least indicate specific locations of tablets or pills within a single dose package, such that the strip provides a customized sequence of single-dose packages according to a prescription of a user.

US Pat. No. 11,069,432

AUTOMATIC DISEASE DETECTION FROM UNSTRUCTURED TEXTUAL REPORTS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...


1. A method for detection of disease indications from textual descriptions and medical imagery, the method comprising:reading a knowledge graph of clinical concepts;
based on the knowledge graph, determining a plurality of associations, each association comprising a tuple of a disease name, a symptom, an anatomical abnormality, and a qualifier;
reading a corpus of multiple unstructured textual clinical reports of a plurality of patients;
for each of the plurality of associations, searching the corpus of clinical reports for the respective tuple;
based on said searching, locating within the corpus of clinical reports a plurality of portions of the clinical reports, each of the plurality of portions containing one of the respective tuples, and each of the plurality of portions being indicative of a disease condition of a patient;
within each of the plurality of portions of the clinical reports, detecting name/value pairs corresponding to measurements indicative of the disease condition;
extracting from the portions of the clinical reports the measurements indicative of the disease condition;
extracting a plurality of features from a plurality of imaging studies of the plurality of patients using a first fully-connected layer of a convolutional neural network (CNN);
providing the plurality of features and the measurements to a trained classifier, the trained classifier comprising a support vector machine (SVM), the trained classifier being trained to output a disease label of a plurality of disease labels based on a plurality of ground truth images, wherein the training comprises:providing a feature vector for each of the plurality of ground truth images to the SVM, the plurality of ground truth images comprising a plurality of ultrasound mode labels, each of the ground truth images comprising a valve label and an ultrasound mode label;
applying the SVM to the feature vectors of the ground truth images to thereby learn associations between the plurality of disease labels, the valve labels, and the mode labels;

obtaining from the trained classifier a disease label indicative of the disease condition based on the measurements and the plurality of features.

US Pat. No. 11,069,431

INTEGRATED, MOLECULAR, OMICS, IMMUNOTHERAPY, METABOLIC, EPIGENETIC, AND CLINICAL DATABASE

The Multiple Myeloma Rese...


1. A computer program product comprising a non-transitory computer-readable medium having computer-executable code encoded therein, the computer-executable code adapted to be executed to implement a method for automating a healthcare process, the method comprising:a) providing a healthcare management system, wherein the healthcare management system comprises:i) a subportal;
ii) an eligibility determination module;
iii) an online consent module;
iv) a parameter selection module;
v) a data analysis module;
vi) a visualization module;
vii) an output module; and
viii) a data abstraction and aggregation portal;

b) receiving, from a subject via the subportal, information regarding the subject wherein the information comprises an indicator of a disease;
c) determining, by the eligibility determination module, eligibility of the subject for inclusion in an integrated clinical database based on the received information regarding the subject before accessing an electronic medical record (EMR) database;
d) triggering, by the online consent module, transmission of an online consent form to the subject when the subject is determined to be eligible for inclusion in the integrated clinical database;
e) in response to receiving a consent in the online consent form, automatically triggering a transmission of medical data related to the subject from the EMR database to the subportal, via the data abstraction and aggregation portal, wherein the data abstraction and aggregation portal is configured to curate the medical data into structured medical data;
f) processing, by the subportal, data obtained from a biological sample from the subject, thereby generating processed data, wherein the subportal is configured to generate the processed data by applying a variable reduction algorithm to the data obtained from the biological sample and the structured medical data;
g) selecting, by the parameter selection module, a parameter describing the subject;
h) analyzing, by the data analysis module, the processed data using the parameter describing the subject, thereby generating analyzed data specific to the subject;
i) generating, by the visualization module, a visual representation of the analyzed data specific to the subject, and sending the visual representation of the analyzed data specific to the subject to the output module; and
j) outputting, by the output module, the visual representation of the analyzed data specific to the subject to a portal.

US Pat. No. 11,069,430

PATIENT STATE REPRESENTATION ARCHITECTURES AND USES THEREOF

Zyus Life Sciences US Ltd...


1. A system for assembling, analyzing, facilitating access to, and performing actions based on health information, the system comprising a plurality of patient state objects, wherein each patient state object:a) corresponds to, and provides a holistic and continuously updateable view of, a different patient from a plurality of patients registered with the system;
b) is a data structure adapted to store, for the patient to whom it corresponds, data comprising:i) physiological data regarding that patient;
ii) behavioral data regarding that patient; and
iii) demographic data regarding that patient;

c) stores all health data used by the system for performing actions for the patient to which it corresponds;

wherein:A) the system comprises a non-transitory computer readable medium storing instructions encoding an action controller engine (ACE) having a plurality of rules for determining actions to perform based on data from patient state objects;
B) for each patient state object from the plurality of patient state objects, the system is adapted to cause the ACE to evaluate rules for taking action based on data from patient state objects based on one or more of:i) receipt of a message indicating an update to that patient state object; and
ii) a time based trigger for running rules in a batch process

C) the plurality of rules for the ACE are organized into a plurality of nodes;
D) the plurality of nodes into which the rules for the ACE are organized comprise a plurality of macro nodes, wherein each macro node:I) dedicated to a specific rule type; and
II) comprises a set of micro nodes, wherein each micro node:a) comprises one or more rules which, when that micro node is run for a patient, are evaluated with data from the patient state object corresponding to the patient for which that micro node is run;
b) has a single output instruction it could potentially issue upon being run; and
c) has a local priority establishing an order in which it is run in the macro node it is comprised by;


E) the ACE is configured to perform a smart symptom tracker (“SST”) session for a patient by performing a set of acts comprising:I) running each macro node from the plurality of macro nodes in a predetermined sequence, wherein, for each macro node, running that macro node comprises running the micro nodes comprised by that macro node for the patient for which the SST session is being performed in descending order of the local priorities of those micro nodes;
II) adding all output instructions issued by the micro nodes comprised by the macro nodes while running the macro nodes in the SST session for the patient to a stack; and
III) holding the output instructions issued by the micro nodes comprised by the macro nodes while running the macro nodes in the SST session for the patient in the stack until the SST session for the patient is concluded;

F) the system is adapted to, after the SST session for the patient is concluded, provide the patient for whom the SST session was performed with information specified by the output instructions added to the stack during the SST session for the patient via an interface on a computing device associated with the patient for whom the SST session was performed;

wherein the plurality of macro nodes comprises:i) a macro node dedicated to triage instruction rules, wherein the macro node dedicated to triage instruction rules is first in the predetermined sequence and comprises:a) a micro node comprising one or more rules which, when evaluated, could potentially issue an instruction to call 911, wherein the local priority of this micro node is greater than the local priority of all other micro nodes within the macro node dedicated to triage instructions;
b) a micro node comprising one or more rules which, when evaluated, could potentially issue an instruction to call a physician, wherein the local priority of this micro node is greater than the local priority of all other micro nodes within the macro node dedicated to triage instructions, with the exception of the micro node comprising one or more rules which, when evaluated, could potentially issue an instruction to call 911;
c) a micro node comprising one or more rules which, when evaluated, could potentially issue an instruction to take action if there is no improvement after 24 hours, wherein the local priority of this micro node is less than the priority of the micro node comprising one or more rules which, when evaluated, could potentially issue an instruction to call a physician but greater than the local priority of all other micro nodes within the macro node dedicated to triage instructions; and
d) a micro node comprising one or more rules which, when evaluated, could potentially issue an instruction that no triage action should be taken, wherein the local priority of this micro node is less than the priority of all other micro nodes within the macro node dedicated to triage instructions;

ii) a macro node dedicated to medication instruction rules, wherein the macro node dedicated to medication instruction rules is second in the predetermined sequence and comprises:a) a micro node comprising one or more rules which, when evaluated, could potentially issue an instruction to use a medical device, wherein the local priority of this micro node is greater than the local priority of all other micro nodes within the macro node dedicated to medication instructions; and
b) a micro node comprising one or more rules which, when evaluated, could potentially issue an instruction to take a medication, wherein the local priority of this micro node is greater than the local priority of all other micro nodes within the macro node dedicated to medication instructions, with the exception of the micro node comprising one or more rules which, when evaluated, could potentially issue an instruction to use a medical device;

and
iii) a macro node dedicated to future instruction rules, wherein at least one micro node comprised by the macro node dedicated to future instruction rules comprises one or more rules which, when evaluated, could potentially trigger a future SST session after conclusion of the SST session being performed for the patient.

US Pat. No. 11,069,429

MOBILE DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM


1. A system for monitoring and diagnosing data acquired and transmitted through multiple interconnected data channels, the data being sensor data acquired from physiological processes associated with the health condition or health status of the subject of monitoring and diagnosis, or sensor data acquired from environmental processes associated with the subject's environment, the system comprising:a means to transmit acquired sensor data in one or more channels according to the data type that is the type of the sensor data; and
a computer processor or interconnected computer processors in communication with each other, wherein the computer processor incorporates a program to dynamically acquire the data from the sensor, adapt the data, monitor, view, review, analyze the data from said sensors, and to dynamically adapt the data transmission in real time on of one or more communication channels; and further
to process the program configuration parameters online in real time and prioritize the transmitted data to keep the priority data connected during bandwidth limiting conditions, and further
to process the program configuration parameters online in real time and prioritize the transmitted data to keep the priority data connected during bandwidth limiting conditions, and
to acquire predetermined parameters associated with time synchronization between the data channels, or distortion differences, or data delay variability from the sensor data, and
wherein the computer processor incorporates configuration parameters of the program, and monitors the data, views, reviews, analyzes, and prioritizes the process, and
wherein the computer processor prioritizes a combination of sensor data acquired from the physiological process of the subject and sensor data acquired from an environmental process online in real time to optimize data transfer at all times, even during communication constraints in order to correlate the monitoring parameters and the communication parameters with each other and optimize system resources online in real time.

US Pat. No. 11,069,428

EVALUATION METHOD FOR MEDICAL DATA

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAF...


1. An evaluation method for medical data, the evaluation method comprising:acquiring, by a number of medical imaging systems, measurement results using a respective measurement protocol and by applying a respective dose, wherein the respective measurement protocol is used to operate a respective medical imaging system; and
automatically placing, in each case, data records in a cloud by the medical imaging systems or a PACS connected to the respective medical imaging system, the data records including at least the respective measurement protocol used, the respective applied dose, and in anonymized form, images derived in each case from the acquired measurement results,
wherein the measurement protocols, the applied doses, and the anonymized images of respective data records are referenced among one another as linked data items, such that locating one of the linked data items allows the other linked data items to be located,
wherein a respective examination type and an identification of the respective medical imaging system, an identification of the type of respective medical imaging system, or a combination thereof are assigned to the data records placed in the cloud, the respective examination type indicative of a specific region of an object being measured by the respective medical imaging system,
wherein the cloud accepts respective data queries from respective users,
wherein the respective data queries as a search criterion at least specify the examination type and the identification of the respective medical imaging system, the identification of the type of the respective medical imaging system, or any combination thereof,
wherein the cloud identifies a subset of the data records placed in the cloud according to each of the respective data queries and makes available the subset of the data records to the respective users, and
wherein the respective users additionally specify in the respective data queries a type of data to be supplied to the respective users as respective results of the respective data queries, the type of data being the respective measurement protocol used, the respective applied dose, the respective anonymized images, or any combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 11,069,426

MEMORY DEVICE WITH A ROW REPAIR MECHANISM AND METHODS FOR OPERATING THE SAME

Micron Technology, Inc., ...


1. A memory device, comprising:a memory array including a plurality of memory banks that each include (1) a plurality of memory cells and (2) a plurality of redundant cells configured to replace one or more target memory cells in the plurality of memory cells;
shared latches configured to latch a latched row address (RA) for a row repair,wherein the latched RA identifies a target row that includes the target memory cells;

a shared match circuit coupled to the set of shared latches and the plurality of memory banks, the shared match circuit configured to—receive an external RA and an external bank address (BA) associated with an operation; and
identify a repair row based on the external RA, the external BA, and the latched RA,wherein the repair row corresponds to the target row within the bank for implementing a row repair for the plurality of memory banks, and
wherein the repair row includes at least a portion of the plurality of redundant cells.



US Pat. No. 11,069,425

MULTI-LEVEL MEMORY REPURPOSING TECHNOLOGY TO PROCESS A REQUEST TO MODIFY A CONFIGURATION OF A PERSISTENT STORAGE MEDIA

Intel Corporation, Santa...


1. A storage system, comprising:persistent storage media including multiple bits per cell;
a controller communicatively coupled to the persistent storage media; and
logic communicatively coupled to the controller and the persistent storage media to:test individual defective blocks of the persistent storage media to identify whether the individual defective blocks support a first number of bits per cell of storage capacity, wherein the test is performed during a read-only mode for the persistent storage media;
provide estimated performance capability information based on the test to a host;
indicate the persistent storage media is ready in response to the provided estimated performance capability information being accepted by the host;
receive a request to modify a configuration of the persistent storage media in response to the provided estimated performance capability information being rejected by the host;
repurpose a region of the persistent storage media from the first number of bits per cell to a second number of bits per cell of storage capacity in response to the request, wherein the region supports the second number of bits per cell of storage capacity based on the test; and
indicate the persistent storage media is ready in response to the repurpose of the region of the persistent storage media, wherein the indication that the persistent storage media is ready is performed after the read-only mode for the persistent storage media.


US Pat. No. 11,069,424

SENSOR FOR PERFORMANCE VARIATION OF MEMORY READ AND WRITE CHARACTERISTICS

Arm Limited, Cambridge (...


1. An integrated circuit, comprising:a first memory structure disposed in a first area of the integrated circuit, the first memory structure having first memory cells with first transistors; and
a second memory structure disposed in a second area of the integrated circuit that is different than the first area, the second memory structure having second memory cells with second transistors that are separate from the first transistors,
wherein the second transistors of the second memory cells are arranged to provide an output oscillating frequency for detecting variation of read performance and write performance of the first transistors of the first memory cells,
wherein the write performance is associated with a write current of the first transistors of the first memory cells.

US Pat. No. 11,069,423

BUFFER CIRCUIT WITH ADAPTIVE REPAIR CAPABILITY

Rambus Inc., San Jose, C...


1. A buffer circuit for a memory comprising:a primary interface to receive row address information and column address information for a given data transfer operation;
a match circuit to compare the received row address information to stored failure row address information, the match circuit to compare the received column address information to stored failure column address information; and
a gating circuit to maintain a state of a matching row address identified by the match circuit during the compare of the received column address information to the stored failure column address information.

US Pat. No. 11,069,422

TESTING MULTI-PORT ARRAY IN INTEGRATED CIRCUITS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...


1. A method for testing a circuit, the method comprising:performing, by a test engine, a test of a memory element of the circuit, wherein the test accesses a memory location in the memory element, the memory location is identified by an address, and the memory location is accessed via a first port associated with a first port select bit;
in response to detecting a failure associated with the memory location:determining whether there is an existing entry for the address in a failed address register;
in response to determining that there is an existing entry for the address in the failed address register, determining whether the existing entry is associated with a second port select bit distinct from the first port select bit; and
in response to determining that the existing entry is associated with a second port select bit distinct from the first port select bit, setting a multi-port failure flag for the memory element that is being tested.


US Pat. No. 11,069,421

CIRCUITRY FOR CHECKING OPERATION OF ERROR CORRECTION CODE (ECC) CIRCUITRY

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


1. A system comprising:error detection circuitry configured to receive raw read data from a memory, perform error detection in accordance with a single-bit error correction and double-bit error detection (SECDEC) error-correction code (ECC) on the raw read data, and provide a single bit correction indicator in response to performing the SECDEC ECC on the raw read data and a flipped bit location indicator when a single bit error is detected;
error correction circuitry configured to provide corrected read data corresponding to the raw read data based at least on the single bit correction indicator;
ECC checking circuitry configured to generate a wrong operation indicator based at least on a parity of the raw read data, a parity of the corrected read data, and the single bit correction indicator, wherein the ECC checking circuitry is configured to assert the wrong operation indicator when at least one of the error detection circuitry or the error correction circuitry is not operating correctly.

US Pat. No. 11,069,420

IN-SYSTEM TEST OF A MEMORY DEVICE

Micron Technology, Inc., ...


1. A system, comprising:a processing resource; and
a switch board coupled to a system under test (SUT) and the processing resource, wherein the SUT includes a memory device,
wherein the switch board is configured to:provide power to the SUT;
communicate a first signal from the SUT to the processing resource; and
provide a second signal to the SUT that simulates an input to the SUT during operation of the SUT, and

wherein the processing resource is configured to:receive a function, selected from a library of functions, to execute during a test of the memory device; and
cause the switch board to provide the second signal during the test of the SUT.


US Pat. No. 11,069,419

TEST LINE LETTER FOR EMBEDDED NON-VOLATILE MEMORY TECHNOLOGY

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...


1. A method of forming an integrated chip, comprising:forming a test line letter structure comprising one or more sidewalls that extend from a top of the test line letter structure to a bottom of the test line letter structure, wherein the test line letter structure defines a gap that is bound by the one or more sidewalls and that has a shape of an alpha-numeric character from a top-view, wherein forming the test line letter structure comprises:forming a first polysilicon structure over a substrate;
forming a dielectric structure along a sidewall of the first polysilicon structure; and
forming a second polysilicon structure over the dielectric structure and laterally separated from the first polysilicon structure by the dielectric structure;

wherein the second polysilicon structure has one or more polysilicon sidewalls that face away from the dielectric structure and that continuously extend in a first closed path around the gap; and
wherein the dielectric structure comprises one or more dielectric sidewalls that continuously extend in a second closed path around the first closed path.

US Pat. No. 11,069,418

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OFFLINE PROGRAM/ERASE COUNT ESTIMATION

EMC IP Holding Company LL...


1. A method for characterizing persistent storage, the method comprising:selecting a sample set of physical addresses in a solid state memory module (SSMM), wherein the sample set of physical addresses is associated with a region in the SSMM, wherein the selecting is initiated when a P/E cycle value for the SSMM is unknown;
issuing a write request to the sample set of physical addresses;
after issuing the write request, issuing a request read to the sample set of physical addresses to obtain a copy of the data stored in the sample set of physical addresses;
obtaining an error parameter for the copy of the data;
determining a calculated P/E cycle value for the SSMM using at least the error parameter; and
storing the calculated P/E cycle value in the SSMM.

US Pat. No. 11,069,417

MEMORY SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...


1. A method of operating a memory system, the memory system including a non-volatile memory, the non-volatile memory including a memory cell region including a memory group and a first metal pad, and a peripheral circuit region including a second metal pad and vertically connected to the memory cell region by the first metal pad and the second metal pad, the method comprising:measuring, using processing circuitry, an erase program interval (EPI) of the memory group, the EPI being a time period from an erase time point to a program time point of the memory group;
determining, using the processing circuitry, a plurality of program modes based on a number of data bits stored in each memory cell of the memory group;
selecting, using the processing circuitry, a program mode for the memory group from the plurality of program modes, based on the measured EPI of the memory group; and
performing, using the processing circuitry, a program operation on the memory group corresponding to the selected program mode, the performing the program operation on the memory group including adjusting at least one voltage level of the program operation based on the selected program mode.

US Pat. No. 11,069,416

FIRST-PASS DYNAMIC PROGRAM TARGETING (DPT)

MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...


1. A system comprising:a memory component; and
a processing device, operatively coupled with the memory component, to:determine that a first programming pass of a programming operation has been performed on a memory cell of the memory component; and
before a second programming pass of the programming operation is performed on the memory cell,determine information about a first programming distribution and a second programming distribution of the memory cell, the first programming distribution corresponding to a first page type and the second programming distribution corresponding to a second page type; and
adjust, using the information, a placement of the first programming distribution relative to the second programming distribution that balances a bit error rate (BER) between the first page type and the second page type.



US Pat. No. 11,069,415

MEMORY DEVICE INCLUDING CHARGE PUMP CIRCUIT

Samsung Electronics Co., ...


1. A non-volatile memory device comprising:a memory cell region including a first metal pad and a memory cell array including a plurality of memory cells; and
a peripheral circuit region including a second metal pad and a voltage generator configured to supply a voltage to the memory cell array, the peripheral circuit region vertically connected to the memory cell region by the first metal pad and the second metal pad,
wherein the voltage generator includes,a charge pump circuit including n pump units and configured to output a pump voltage and a pump current in accordance with a number of pump units, among the n pump units, that have received an input voltage, n being a natural number equal to or greater than 2,
a switching circuit being between the charge pump circuit and the memory cell array and configured to output the pump voltage from the charge pump circuit to the memory cell array, and
a stage controller configured to receive an input signal corresponding to the pump current from the switching circuit, and perform a stage control operation, the stage control operation including generating a stage control signal, the stage control signal being a signal for controlling the number of pump units among the n pump units.


US Pat. No. 11,069,414

NON-VOLATILE SEMICONDUCTOR STORAGE DEVICE

TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATIO...


1. A memory system connectable to a host apparatus including a display device, the memory system comprising:a nonvolatile memory; and
a controller circuit configured to:
receive a read request from the host apparatus;
on receiving the read request, perform a first read operation to read first data from the nonvolatile memory; and
if first error bits in the first data read by the first read operation are uncorrectable, send information about a life of the nonvolatile memory based on a number of the first error bits of uncorrectable to display the life of the nonvolatile memory on the display device.

US Pat. No. 11,069,413

MEMORY SYSTEM AND NONVOLATILE MEMORY

Kioxia Corporation, Mina...


1. A memory system comprising:a nonvolatile memory including a plurality of blocks, each of the plurality of blocks including a plurality of memory cells: and
a memory controller configured to control operation of the nonvolatile memory, wherein
the nonvolatile memory is configured to:
receive, from the memory controller, a first command for execution of at least one of an erase operation and a program operation,
in response to receiving a second command from the memory controller during execution of a first operation requested by the first command, execute a second operation for suspending the first operation before the first operation reaches a given section, and
in response to receiving a third command from the memory controller during the execution of the first operation, execute a third operation for suspending the first operation after the given section. the third command being different from the second command, wherein
the memory controller is further configured to:
in response to occurrence of a request for another operation while the first operation is executed by the nonvolatile memory, selectively allow the nonvolatile memory to execute one of the second operation, the third operation, and continuance of the first operation, wherein
the memory controller is configured to:
allow the nonvolatile memory to execute the second operation when the number of erased blocks of the nonvolatile memory is A,
allow the nonvolatile memory to execute the third operation when the number of erased blocks of the nonvolatile memory is B where A>B, and
allow the nonvolatile memory to continue the first operation when the number of erased blocks of the nonvolatile memory is C where B>C.

US Pat. No. 11,069,412

MANAGING PRE-PROGRAMMING OF A MEMORY DEVICE FOR A REFLOW PROCESS

Micron Technology, Inc., ...


1. A method comprising:determining a logic state to be stored at a memory cell of a memory device, the logic state to be represented by a threshold voltage stored at the memory cell;
determining a verify reference voltage associated with the logic state, the verify reference voltage defining a target voltage level of the threshold voltage associated with the logic state;
determining an amount of voltage compensation based at least on the logic state and a thermal profile associated with a heat to be applied to the memory device during a reflow operation, the thermal profile comprising a temperature associated with the heat and a period of time the heat is to be applied to the memory device;
updating the verify reference voltage using the amount of voltage compensation for an expected shift in the threshold voltage of the memory cell after the heat is applied to the memory device; and
applying, before the heat is applied to the memory device, a plurality of sets of multiple programming pulses to the memory cell until a threshold condition is satisfied, wherein the threshold condition is associated with a relative magnitude of the threshold voltage of the memory cell to the updated verify reference voltage.

US Pat. No. 11,069,411

PROGRAMMING CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR FLASH MEMORY ARRAY

SILICON STORAGE TECHNOLOG...


1. A programming circuit for use in a memory device, comprising:a current source;
a transistor;
a capacitor coupled to a gate of the transistor;
a memory cell replica coupled to the current source;
a first switch for connecting the current source to the capacitor when the first switch is closed; and
a second switch for connecting the memory cell replica to the transistor when the second switch is closed;
wherein the transistor is capable of being coupled to a bit line to program a memory cell when the first switch is open and the second switch is open.

US Pat. No. 11,069,410

THREE-DIMENSIONAL NOR-NAND COMBINATION MEMORY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC,...


1. A three-dimensional memory device, comprising:first alternating stacks of first insulating strips and first electrically conductive strips located over a first device region of a substrate and laterally spaced apart from each other by first line trenches, wherein each of the first line trenches is filled with a respective laterally alternating sequence of memory stack structures and first dielectric pillar structures, and wherein each of the memory stack structures comprises a vertical semiconductor channel that continuously extends vertically through each level of the first electrically conductive strips and a vertical stack of memory elements located at each level of the first electrically conductive strips; and
second alternating stacks of second insulating strips and second electrically conductive strips located over second device region of the substrate and laterally spaced apart from each other by second line trenches, wherein each of the second line trenches comprises a laterally alternating sequence of active region assemblies of NOR memory lateral field effect transistors and second dielectric pillar structures, and wherein each of the active region assemblies of the NOR memory lateral field effect transistors comprises a source pillar, a drain pillar, and a tubular channel region contacting the source pillar and the drain pillar.

US Pat. No. 11,069,409

METHOD, ASSOCIATED MEMORY DEVICE AND CONTROLLER THEREOF FOR PERFORMING PROGRAMMING MANAGEMENT

Silicon Motion, Inc., Hs...


1. A method for performing programming management in a memory device, the memory device comprising a non-volatile (NV) memory, the NV memory comprising a plurality of NV memory elements, and the method comprising:selecting a target NV memory element of the plurality of NV memory elements to be programmed;determining a serial number of the target NV memory element of the plurality of NV memory elements;
according to a preset selection interval and the serial number of the target NV memory element, determining a serial number of a specific NV memory element which is a previous NV memory element of the target NV memory element in a predetermined programming sequence of the plurality of NV memory elements; and
determining whether the specific NV memory element of the plurality of NV memory elements is in a busy state;
wherein programming of the target NV memory element is only allowed when the specific NV memory element is not in the busy state.


US Pat. No. 11,069,408

APPARATUS FOR DISCHARGING CONTROL GATES AFTER PERFORMING AN ACCESS OPERATION ON A MEMORY CELL

Micron Technology, Inc., ...


1. An apparatus, comprising:an array of memory cells; and
a controller configured to access the array of memory cells;
wherein the controller is further configured to:perform an access operation on a memory cell of the array of memory cells;
after performing the access operation, discharge a control gate of a first field-effect transistor from a first voltage level to a second voltage level lower than the first voltage level, wherein the first field-effect transistor has a source/drain connected to a node selected from a group consisting of a data line selectively connected to the memory cell and a source selectively connected to the memory cell;
after discharging the control gate of the first field-effect transistor, discharge a control gate of a second field-effect transistor from a third voltage level to the second voltage level lower than the third voltage level, wherein the second field-effect transistor is connected in series between the first field-effect transistor and the memory cell; and
after discharging the control gate of the second field-effect transistor, discharge a control gate of the memory cell from a fourth voltage level to the second voltage level lower than the fourth voltage level.


US Pat. No. 11,069,407

SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE

KIOXIA CORPORATION, Toky...


1. A semiconductor memory device, comprising:a plurality of first wirings,
a plurality of second wirings intersecting the plurality of first wirings, and
a plurality of memory cells, each of the plurality of memory cells being respectively formed between one of the plurality of first wirings and one of the plurality of second wirings, and including a variable resistance layer and a nonlinear element layer including chalcogen,
wherein the memory device is configured such that:in a set operation, a set pulse is supplied between one of the plurality of first wirings and one of the plurality of second wirings,
in a reset operation, a reset pulse is supplied between one of the plurality of first wirings and one of the plurality of second wirings,
in a first operation, a first pulse is supplied between one of the plurality of first wirings and one of the plurality of second wirings, and
the first pulse has an amplitude equal to or greater than the greater of an amplitude of the set pulse and an amplitude of the reset pulse and has a pulse width greater than a pulse width of the set pulse.


US Pat. No. 11,069,406

NONVOLATILE MEMORY DEVICE INCLUDING TEMPERATURE COMPENSATION CIRCUIT

Samsung Electronics Co., ...


1. A nonvolatile memory device comprising:a differential current driver configured to receive a first differential signal and a second differential signal, which are based on a temperature, and to generate a first compensation current and a second compensation current corresponding to a difference value between the first and second differential signals;
a current mirror circuit configured to copy a first current, which is a sum of a reference current and the first compensation current, to generate a second current having a same value as a value of the first current and to regulate the reference current depending on a difference value of the second current and the second compensation current; and
a trimming circuit configured to generate a program current or a read current based on the regulated reference current.

US Pat. No. 11,069,405

SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE

Kioxia Corporation, Toky...


1. A semiconductor memory device comprising:a plurality of first wirings disposed at a first level and extending in a first direction;
a second wiring and a third wiring disposed at a second level, a position of which in a second direction intersecting with the first direction is different from that of the first level, the second wiring and the third wiring extending in a third direction that intersects with the first direction and the second direction, and being separated from each other;
a plurality of first resistive change elements each including a first terminal and a second terminal and disposed between one of the first wirings and one of the second wiring and the third wiring, the first terminal being electrically connected to the one of the first wirings, and the second terminal being electrically connected to the one of the second wiring and the third wiring;
a fourth wiring disposed to be in contact with a face of the second wiring opposite to the first wirings and extending in the third direction;
a fifth wiring disposed to be in contact with a face of the third wiring opposite to the first wirings, extending in the third direction, and separated from the fourth wiring;
a plurality of sixth wirings disposed at a third level and extending in the first direction, the second level being between the first level and the third level;
a plurality of second resistive change elements each including a third terminal and a fourth terminal and disposed between one of the fourth wiring and the fifth wiring and one of the sixth wirings, the third terminal being electrically connected to the one of the fourth wiring and the fifth wiring, and the fourth terminal being electrically connected to the one of the sixth wirings;
a plurality of seventh wirings disposed to correspond to the sixth wirings and extending in the first direction, each of the seventh wirings being disposed to be in contact with a face of corresponding one of the sixth wirings opposite to the second resistive change elements;
an eighth wiring and a ninth wiring disposed at a fourth level, extending in the third direction, and separated from each other, the third level being between the fourth level and the second level;
a plurality of third resistive change elements each including a fifth terminal and a six terminal and disposed between one of the seventh wirings and one of the eighth wiring and the ninth wiring, the fifth terminal being electrically connected to the one of the seventh wirings, and the six terminal being electrically connected to the one of the eighth wiring and the ninth wiring;
a tenth wiring disposed to be in contact with a face of the eighth wiring opposite to the seventh wirings and extending in the third direction;
an eleventh wiring disposed to be in contact with a face of the ninth wiring opposite to the seventh wirings and extending in the third direction, and separated from the tenth wiring;
a plurality of twelfth wirings disposed at a fifth level and extending in the first direction, the fourth level being between the fifth level and the third level;
a plurality of fourth resistive change elements each including a seventh terminal and an eighth terminal and disposed between one of the tenth wiring and the eleventh wiring and one of the twelfth wirings, the seventh terminal being electrically connected to the one of the tenth wiring and the eleventh wiring, and the eighth terminal being electrically connected to the one of the twelfth wirings;
a plurality of thirteenth wirings disposed to correspond to the twelfth wirings and extending in the first direction, each of the thirteenth wirings disposed to be in contact with a face of corresponding one of the twelfth wirings opposite to the fourth resistive change elements;
a fourteenth wiring and a fifteenth wiring disposed at a sixth level, extending in the third direction, and separated from each other, the fifth level being between the sixth level and the fourth level, a region between the tenth wiring and the eleventh wiring, a region between the eighth wiring and the ninth wiring, a region between the fourth wiring and the fifth wiring, and a region between the second wiring and the third wiring being located at positions in the second direction from a portion of the fourteenth wiring;
a plurality of fifth resistive change elements each including a ninth terminal and a tenth terminal and disposed between one of the thirteenth wirings and one of the fourteenth wiring and the fifteenth wiring, the ninth terminal being electrically connected to the one of the thirteenth wirings, and the tenth terminal being electrically connected to the one of the fourteenth wiring and the fifteenth wiring;
a sixteenth wiring disposed to be in contact with a face of the fourteenth wiring opposite to the thirteenth wirings and extending in the third direction;
a seventeenth wiring disposed to be in contact with a face of the fifteenth wiring opposite to the thirteenth wirings and extending in the third direction, and separated from the sixteenth wiring;
a plurality of eighteenth wirings disposed at a seventh level and extending in the first direction, the sixth level being between the seventh level and the fifth level;
a plurality of sixth resistive change elements each including an eleventh terminal and a twelfth terminal and disposed between one of the sixteenth wiring and the seventeenth wiring and one of the eighteenth wirings, the eleventh terminal being electrically connected to the one of the sixteenth wiring and the seventeenth wiring, and the twelfth terminal being electrically connected to the one of the eighteenth wirings;
a first contact electrically connected to a portion of the third wiring;
a second contact electrically connected to an end of the ninth wiring on a side of the eighth wiring, and passing through the region between the fourth wiring and the fifth wiring and the region between the second wiring and the third wiring; and
a third contact electrically connected to the portion of the fourteenth wiring, and passing through the region between the tenth wiring and the eleventh wiring, the region between the eighth wiring and the ninth wiring, the region between the fourth wiring and the fifth wiring, and the region between the second wiring and the third wiring.

US Pat. No. 11,069,404

NONVOLATILE MEMORY DEVICE INCLUDING BANKS OPERATING IN DIFFERENT OPERATION MODES, OPERATION METHOD OF MEMORY CONTROLLER, AND STORAGE DEVICE COMPRISING NONVOLATILE MEMORY DEVICE AND MEMORY CONTROLLER

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...


1. A nonvolatile memory device comprising:a command decoder configured to receive and decode a first command and a second command;
a first control circuit configured to generate first control information under control of the command decoder decoding the first command;
a second control circuit configured to generate second control information under control of the command decoder decoding the second command;
a first bank including a first memory cell which operates based on the first control information; and
a second bank including a second memory cell which operates based on the second control information, wherein
a first time to output data from the first bank in response to the first command is different from a second time to output data from the second bank in response to the second command,
the first control circuit includes a first register configured to include modes of operations of the first bank, operation characteristics of the first bank, and operation settings of the first bank, and
the second control circuit includes a second register configured to include the modes of operations of the second bank, operation characteristics of the second bank, and operation settings of the second bank.

US Pat. No. 11,069,403

SEMICONDUCTOR STORAGE DEVICE AND MEMORY SYSTEM

TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATIO...


1. A memory system comprising:a nonvolatile memory device including a first word line, a second word line, first memory cells, second memory cells and a control unit, each of first memory cells and second memory cells being capable of storing four bit data, the four bit data corresponding to a first through a sixteenth threshold voltage ranges, the first word line being connected to gates of the first memory cells, the second word line being connected to gates of the second memory cells, the control unit being configured to perform an operation to write first, second, third and fourth pages of data in the first memory cells by first write operation and second write operation, the control unit being configured to perform an operation to write fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth pages of data in the second memory cells by third write operation and fourth write operation; and
a controller configured to send a first command to the nonvolatile memory device, send a second command to the nonvolatile memory device, send a third command to the nonvolatile memory device and send a fourth command to the nonvolatile memory device, the first command designating first data, second data and third data for writing to the first memory cells, the first data corresponding to the first page, the second data corresponding to the second page, the third data corresponding to the third page, the second command designating fourth data for writing to the first memory cells, the third command designating fifth data, sixth data and seventh data for writing to the second memory cells, the fifth data corresponding to the fifth page, the sixth data corresponding to the sixth page, the seventh data corresponding to the seventh page, the fourth command designating eighth data for writing to the second memory cells, the fourth data including ninth data corresponding to the fourth page, the eighth data including tenth data corresponding to the eighth page, wherein
the control unit is configured to perform the first write operation to the first memory cells in response to the first command,
the control unit is configured to perform, after performing the first write operation to the first memory cells, the third write operation to the second memory cells in response to the third command,
the control unit is configured to perform, after performing the third write operation to the second memory cells, the second write operation to the first memory cells in response to the second command,
the control unit is configured to perform, after performing the second write operation to the first memory cells, the fourth write operation to the second memory cells in response to the fourth command,
in the first write operation to the first memory cells, the control unit is configured to apply voltages to the first word line based on the first data, the second data and the third data to respectively set threshold voltages of the first memory cells in threshold voltages being in one of seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth, twentieth, twenty-first, twenty-second, twenty-third and twenty-fourth threshold voltage ranges,
in the second write operation to the first memory cells, the control unit is configured to read eleventh data from the first memory cells and apply voltages to the first word line based on the read eleventh data and the fourth data so as to set the threshold voltages of the first memory cells in first group of the first memory cells to threshold voltages that are in one of the first and second threshold voltage ranges, set the threshold voltages of the first memory cells in second group of the first memory cells to threshold voltages that are in one of the third and fourth threshold voltage ranges, set the threshold voltages of the first memory cells in third group of the first memory cells to threshold voltages that are in one of the fifth and sixth threshold voltage ranges, set the threshold voltages of the first memory cells in fourth group of the first memory cells to threshold voltages that are in one of the seventh and eighth threshold voltage ranges, set the threshold voltages of the first memory cells in fifth group of the first memory cells to threshold voltages that are in one of the ninth and tenth threshold voltage ranges, set the threshold voltages of the first memory cells in sixth group of the first memory cells to threshold voltages that are in one of the eleventh and twelfth threshold voltage ranges, set the threshold voltages of the first memory cells in seventh group of the first memory cells to threshold voltages that are in one of the thirteenth and fourteenth threshold voltage ranges and set the threshold voltages of the first memory cells in eight group of the first memory cells to threshold voltages that are in one of the fifteenth and sixteenth threshold voltage ranges, the threshold voltages of the first memory cells in the first group of the first memory cells being in the seventeenth threshold voltage range, the threshold voltages of the first memory cells in the second group of the first memory cells being in the eighteenth threshold voltage range, the threshold voltages of the first memory cells in the third group of the first memory cells being in the nineteenth threshold voltage range, the threshold voltages of the first memory cells in the fourth group of the first memory cells being in the twentieth threshold voltage range, the threshold voltages of the first memory cells in the fifth group of the first memory cells being in the twenty-first threshold voltage range, the threshold voltages of the first memory cells in the sixth group of the first memory cells being in the twenty-second threshold voltage range, the threshold voltages of the first memory cells in the seventh group of the first memory cells being in the twenty-third threshold voltage range, the threshold voltages of the first memory cells in the eighth group of the first memory cells being in the twenty-fourth threshold voltage range,
in the third write operation to the second memory cells, the control unit is configured to apply voltages to the second word line based on the fifth data, the sixth data and the seventh data to set threshold voltages of the second memory cells in threshold voltages being in one of seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth, twentieth, twenty-first, twenty-second, twenty-third and twenty-fourth threshold voltage ranges,
in the fourth write operation to the second memory cells, the control unit is configured to read twelfth data from the second memory cells and apply voltages to the second word line based on the read twelfth data and the eighth data so as to set the threshold voltages of the second memory cells in first group of the second memory cells to threshold voltages that are in one of first and second threshold voltage ranges, set the threshold voltages of the second memory cells in second group of the second memory cells to threshold voltages that are in one of third and fourth threshold voltage ranges, set the threshold voltages of the second memory cells in third group of the second memory cells to threshold voltages that are in one of fifth and sixth threshold voltage ranges, set the threshold voltages of the second memory cells in fourth group of the second memory cells to threshold voltages that are in one of seventh and eighth threshold voltage ranges, set the threshold voltages of the second memory cells in fifth group of the second memory cells to threshold voltages that are in one of ninth and tenth threshold voltage ranges, set the threshold voltages of the second memory cells in sixth group of the second memory cells to threshold voltages that are in one of eleventh and twelfth threshold voltage ranges, set the threshold voltages of the second memory cells in seventh group of the second memory cells to threshold voltages that are in one of thirteenth and fourteenth threshold voltage ranges and set the threshold voltages of the second memory cells in eight group of the second memory cells to threshold voltages that are in one of fifteen and sixteenth threshold voltage ranges, the threshold voltages of the second memory cells in the first group of the second memory cells being in the seventeenth threshold voltage range, the threshold voltages of the second memory cells in the second group of the second memory cells being in the eighteenth threshold voltage range, the threshold voltages of the second memory cells in the third group of the second memory cells being in the nineteenth threshold voltage range, the threshold voltages of the second memory cells in the fourth group of the second memory cells being in the twentieth threshold voltage range, the threshold voltages of the second memory cells in the fifth group of the second memory cells being in the twenty-first threshold voltage range, the threshold voltages of the second memory cells in the sixth group of the second memory cells being in the twenty-second threshold voltage range, the threshold voltages of the second memory cells in the seventh group of the second memory cells being in the twenty-third threshold voltage range, the threshold voltages of the second memory cells in the eighth group of the second memory cells being in the twenty-fourth threshold voltage range,
the controller, after performing the operation to write in the first memory cells, is configured to read the first data, second data, the third data and the ninth data from the nonvolatile memory device and execute a data error checking and correcting (ECC) process based on the read first data, the read second data, the read third data and the read ninth data,
the control unit, when reading out data from the first page of the first memory cells after performing the operation to write in the first memory cells, is configured to read out the data using a eighth voltage, the eighth voltage being a boundary voltage between the eighth threshold voltage range and the ninth threshold voltage range, and determine data of the first page based on the read out data,
the control unit, when reading out data from the second page of the first memory cells after performing the operation to write in the first memory cells, is configured to read out the data using a fourth voltage and a twelfth voltage, the fourth voltage being a boundary voltage between the fourth threshold voltage range and the fifth threshold voltage range, the twelfth voltage being a boundary voltage between the twelfth threshold voltage range and the thirteenth threshold voltage range, and determine data of the second page based on the read out data,
the control unit, when reading out data from the third page of the first memory cells after performing the operation to write in the first memory cells, is configured to reads out the data using a second voltage, a sixth voltage, a tenth voltage and a fourteenth voltage, the second voltage being a boundary voltage between the second threshold voltage range and the third threshold voltage range, the sixth voltage being a boundary voltage between the sixth threshold voltage range and the seventh threshold voltage range, the tenth voltage being a boundary voltage between the tenth threshold voltage range and the eleventh threshold voltage range, the fourteenth voltage being a boundary voltage between the fourteenth threshold voltage range and the fifteenth threshold voltage range, and determine data of the third page based on the read out data,
the control unit, when reading out data from the fourth page of the first memory cells after performing the operation to write in the first memory cells, is configured to reads out using a first voltage, a third voltage, a fifth voltage, a seventh voltage, a ninth voltage, a eleventh voltage, a thirteenth voltage and a fifteenth voltage, the first voltage being a boundary voltage between the first threshold voltage range and the second threshold voltage range, the third voltage being a boundary voltage between the third threshold voltage range and the fourth threshold voltage range, the fifth voltage being a boundary voltage between the fifth threshold voltage range and the sixth threshold voltage range, the seventh voltage being a boundary voltage between the seventh threshold voltage range and the eighth threshold voltage range, the ninth voltage being a boundary voltage between the ninth threshold voltage range and the tenth threshold voltage range, the eleventh voltage being a boundary voltage between the eleventh threshold voltage range and the twelfth threshold voltage range, the thirteenth voltage being a boundary voltage between the thirteenth threshold voltage range and the fourteenth threshold voltage range, the fifteenth voltage being a boundary voltage between the fifteenth threshold voltage range and the sixteenth threshold voltage range, and determine data of the fourth page based on the read out data,
(n+1)-th threshold voltage range is greater than n-th threshold voltage range, the n being an integer larger than or equal to one and smaller than or equal to fifteen, and
(k+1)-th threshold voltage range is greater than k-th threshold voltage range, the k being an integer larger than or equal to seventeen and smaller than or equal to twenty-three.

US Pat. No. 11,069,402

INTEGRATED PIXEL AND THREE-TERMINAL NON-VOLATILE MEMORY CELL AND AN ARRAY OF CELLS FOR DEEP IN-SENSOR, IN-MEMORY COMPUTING

GLOBALFOUNDRIES U.S. Inc....


1. An integrated pixel and memory cell comprising:a select transistor; and
a pixel comprising:a reset transistor;
a photodiode connected in series with the reset transistor;
a sense node at a junction between the reset transistor and the photodiode; and
an amplifying transistor connected in series with the select transistor, wherein the amplifying transistor has a gate connected to the sense node and wherein the amplifying transistor comprises a three-terminal non-volatile memory device with the gate being a data storage node.


US Pat. No. 11,069,401

MEMORY WITH SYMMETRIC READ CURRENT PROFILE AND READ METHOD THEREOF

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...


1. A memory, comprising:a first memory array configured to store main data;
a second memory array configured to store complement data that is complementary to the main data; and
a read circuit, comprising:a first sense amplifier configured to provide a first sensing signal according to a reference signal and first data of the main data corresponding to a first address signal;
a second sense amplifier configured to provide a second sensing signal according to the reference signal and second data of the complement data corresponding to the first address signal; and
an output buffer configured to provide one of the first sensing signal and the second sensing signal as an output according to a control signal.


US Pat. No. 11,069,400

HIGH BANDWIDTH MEMORY AND SYSTEM HAVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...


1. A high bandwidth memory comprising:a buffer die; and
a plurality of memory dies stacked on the buffer die,
wherein each of the plurality of memory dies comprises at least one first processing element bank group and at least one second processing element bank group,
wherein the at least one first processing element bank group comprises:one or more first banks connected to one or more first bank input/output line groups; and
a first processing element controller connected to the one or more first bank input/output line groups and a first global input/output line group, wherein the first processing element controller is configured to perform a first processing operation on first data output from one of the one or more first bank input/output line groups and second data transmitted through the first global input/output line group based on a first instruction that is generated based on a first processing command,

wherein the at least one second processing element bank group comprises:one or more second banks connected to one or more second bank input/output line groups; and
a second processing element controller connected to the one or more second bank input/output line groups and a second global input/output line group, wherein the second processing element controller is configured to perform a second processing operation of obtaining the second data from one of the one or more second banks and transmitting the second data to the second global input/output line group based on a second instruction different from the first instruction that is generated based on the first processing command, and

wherein the first global input/output line group and the second global input/output line group are connected in common to a data bus.

US Pat. No. 11,069,399

3-DIMENSIONAL MEMORY DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...


1. A memory device comprising:a substrate including a top surface;
a first memory cell array comprising first memory cells stacked vertically on a first memory cell array region of the top surface of the substrate;
a second memory cell array comprising second memory cells stacked vertically on a second memory cell array region of the top surface of the substrate;
first word lines coupled to the first memory cells, the first word lines including a subset of first word lines and remaining first word lines;
second word lines coupled to the second memory cells, the second word lines including a subset of second word lines and remaining second word lines; and
a row decoder comprising a plurality of merge pass transistors, each of the plurality of merge pass transistors commonly connected to a respective one of the subset of first word lines and a respective one of the subset of second word lines, and the row decoder disposed in a row decoder region of the top surface of the substrate between the first memory cell array region and the second memory cell array region.

US Pat. No. 11,069,398

CONTROLLER AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

SK hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...


1. A controller controlling a memory device comprising:an elapsed time calculator suitable for receiving a first absolute time from a host whenever a state is changed from an inactive state to an active state, receiving a second absolute time from a host whenever the state is changed from the active state to the inactive state, calculating an average hibernation elapsed time for elapsed times between the first and second absolute times, and calculating a system time based on the average hibernation elapsed time and a third absolute time which is received from the host after the second absolute time; and
a flash translation layer suitable for controlling a program operation for the memory device in response to a program command for a memory region, calculating a program operation time for the memory region based on the system time, and controlling a read operation for the memory device using a read voltage, which is determined based on an elapsed time since the program operation time, in response to a read command for the memory region.

US Pat. No. 11,069,397

PHASE CLOCK CORRECTION

Micron Technology, Inc., ...


1. A method, comprising:receiving a first set of clock signals;
generating, based at least in part on the first set of clock signals, a plurality of clock signals that are offset from each other in phase;
adjusting a duty cycle of at least one clock signal of the plurality of clock signals;
receiving a second set of clock signals; and
adjusting a duty cycle of at least one clock signal of the second set of clock signals based at least in part on the at least one clock signal of the plurality of clock signals with the adjusted duty cycle.

US Pat. No. 11,069,396

MEMORY DEVICE AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE MEMORY DEVICE FOR INITIALIZING SENSING LATCH DURING EVALUATION OPERATION

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...


1. A memory device, comprising:a memory cell;
a page buffer coupled to the memory cell through a bit line and configured to perform a read operation of sensing data stored in the memory cell; and
a reset controller configured to control a signal that is applied to the page buffer,
wherein the page buffer comprises:
a data storage configured to store data sensed from the memory cell,
wherein the read operation includes a precharge period during which a precharge voltage is applied to the bit line and an evaluation period during which a state of the memory cell is reflected into a voltage of the bit line, and
wherein the reset controller is configured to control the data storage so that the data storage is initialized during the evaluation period.

US Pat. No. 11,069,395

ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER FOR NON-VOLATILE MEMORY ARRAYS USED FOR IN-MEMORY COMPUTATION WITH FLOATING BITLINES

MENTIUM TECHNOLOGIES INC....


1. A system with analog to digital converters, the system comprising:a plurality of non-volatile memory cells, wherein the memory cells are organized into an array having two or more rows of memory cells arranged horizontally and two or more columns of memory cells arranged vertically,
a bitline electrically coupled to a column of memory cells vertically arranged in the array, wherein the bitline is configured to sum up the current produced by the memory cells in the column;
a digital-to-analog converter having an output that is electrically coupled to the bitline, wherein the digital-to-analog converter is configured to generate a current and add it through the output to the bitline; and
a voltage comparator having an input that is electrically coupled to the bitline, wherein the voltage comparator is configured to measure a voltage on the bitline and compare it to a fixed voltage, and to stop the digital-to-analog converter from adding current to the bitline when the measured voltage exceeds the fixed voltage.

US Pat. No. 11,069,394

REFRESH OPERATION IN MULTI-DIE MEMORY

Micron Technology, Inc., ...


1. A method comprising:receiving, at a first time, a first refresh command directed to a first memory array of a three-dimensional stacked (3DS) memory device;
receiving, at a second time, a second refresh command directed to a second memory array of the 3DS memory device;
determining, based on a measured lapse of time between the first time and the second time, that execution of the second refresh command will overlap in time with execution of the first refresh command; and
based on the determining, delaying the execution of the second refresh command to the second memory array for a time period that is based at least in part on an operating characteristic of the 3DS memory device, a user-defined value, or an industry specification, or any combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 11,069,393

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING STEAL RATES

Micron Technology, Inc., ...


1. An apparatus comprising:a refresh control circuit including:a first victim steal rate timing circuit configured to provide a first signal at a first frequency, wherein the first frequency indicates a rate a first victim word line is refreshed; and
a second victim steal rate timing circuit configured to provide a second signal at a second frequency, wherein the second frequency indicates a rate a second victim word line is refreshed,
wherein the first frequency and the second frequency are independent of each other.


US Pat. No. 11,069,392

MEMORY COMPONENT WITH EFFICIENT WRITE OPERATIONS

Rambus, Inc., San Jose, ...


1. A memory device comprising:a first sub-array having a plurality of sub-rows of memory elements;
a plurality of sense amplifiers associated with a plurality of memory elements; and
a write driver coupled to the first sub-array, wherein the write driver is to:receive a burst of write data to be written to the plurality of memory elements;
determine whether to operate in a first write mode or a second write mode;
load the plurality of sense amplifiers with the burst of write data without previously sensing data stored at the plurality of memory elements, responsive to a determination of the first write mode; and
load the plurality of sense amplifiers with the burst of write data with previously sensing the data stored at the plurality of memory elements.


US Pat. No. 11,069,391

DUAL-PRECISION ANALOG MEMORY CELL AND ARRAY

Hefei Reliance Memory Lim...


1. A memory cell, comprising:a non-volatile memory element having an input terminal and at least one output terminal; and
a volatile memory element having a plurality of input terminals and an output terminal, wherein the output terminal of the volatile memory element is coupled to the input terminal of the non-volatile memory element, and wherein the volatile memory element comprises:a first transistor coupled between a first supply and a common node, and
a second transistor coupled between a second supply and the common node;

wherein the common node is coupled to the output terminal of the volatile memory element; and
wherein gates of the first and second transistors are coupled to respective ones of the plurality of input terminals of the volatile memory element.

US Pat. No. 11,069,390

SPIN-ORBIT TORQUE MAGNETORESISTIVE RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY WITH MAGNETIC FIELD-FREE CURRENT-INDUCED PERPENDICULAR MAGNETIZATION REVERSAL

Wisconsin Alumni Research...


1. A field free method of deterministically switching a spin-orbit torque magnetoresistive random-access memory cell, the memory cell comprising:a structurally symmetric circular magnetic tunnel junction comprising:
a free layer comprising CoFeB, CoFe, metallic cobalt, or metallic iron and having a perpendicular direction of magnetization;
a pinned layer comprising a ferromagnetic material having a fixed perpendicular direction of magnetization; and
a barrier layer comprising an electrically insulating material separating the free layer from the pinned layer;
a structurally symmetric spin current layer comprising a non-magnetic material in contact with the free layer at an interface, wherein the spin current layer is not interfaced with a strain-inducing layer; and
a write line in electrical communication with the spin current layer; and
a read line in electrical communication with the magnetic tunnel junction,
the method comprising:
passing an in-plane write current through the spin current layer in the absence of a colinear in-plane magnetic field, whereby an out-of-plane spin current running parallel with the direction of magnetization of the free layer is generated in the spin current layer, giving rise to a spin torque in the free layer that deterministically fully reverses the perpendicular direction of magnetization of the free layer, wherein the reversal of the perpendicular direction of magnetization is not strain-mediated; and
passing a read current through the magnetic tunnel junction and measuring the resistance of the magnetic tunnel junction.

US Pat. No. 11,069,389

MAGNETIC MEMORY AND MAGNETIC MEMORY RECORDING METHOD

SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTI...


1. A magnetic memory, comprising:a spin orbit layer configured to generate a spin-polarized electron by a current;
a magnetic memory element on the spin orbit layer, wherein the magnetic memory element has a laminated structure that includes:a first magnetic layer in which a magnetization direction changes based on information to be recorded; and
an insulating layer; and

a voltage application layer configured to:apply a first voltage to the first magnetic layer via the insulating layer, wherein the first voltage is applied to the first magnetic layer at a same time as the current flows in the spin orbit layer to decrease at least one of magnetic anisotropy of the first magnetic layer or a magnetic damping constant of the first magnetic layer; and
apply a second voltage to the first magnetic layer based on a decrease of the current, wherein the second voltage has a polarity opposite to a polarity of the first voltage.


US Pat. No. 11,069,388

STORAGE DEVICE AND OPERATING METHOD OF STORAGE DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...


1. A storage device comprising:a first nonvolatile memory device including first memory blocks;
a second nonvolatile memory device including second memory blocks; and
a controller connected with the first nonvolatile memory device and the second nonvolatile memory device through data input and output lines and a data strobe line,
wherein the controller is configured to input first data bits and second data bits through the data input and output lines to the first nonvolatile memory device and the second nonvolatile memory device,
wherein the controller is configured to read third data bits corresponding to the first data bits and fourth data bits corresponding to the second data bits through the data input and output lines from the first nonvolatile memory device and the second nonvolatile memory device, respectively,
wherein the first nonvolatile memory device is further configured to receive a read enable signal from the controller and output a first data strobe signal to the controller during a first training operation, the first data strobe signal being delayed from the read enable signal,
wherein the second nonvolatile memory device is further configured to receive the read enable signal from the controller and output a second data strobe signal to the controller during a second training operation, the second data strobe signal being delayed from the read enable signal,
wherein the read enable signal toggles with a certain period during a first time interval and stops toggling with the certain period during a second time interval,
wherein the second training operation on the second nonvolatile memory device is performed after the first training operation on the first nonvolatile memory device, and
wherein the controller is configured to,align centers of the first data bits to an edge of a third data strobe signal being input to the first nonvolatile memory device, and
align centers of the fourth data bits to an edge of a fourth data strobe signal being input to the second nonvolatile memory device.


US Pat. No. 11,069,387

MEMORY SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE MEMORY SYSTEM

SK hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...


1. A memory system comprising:a memory device including an interface circuit and a semiconductor memory; and
a controller configured to generate a command for controlling the memory device and output the command to the memory device,
wherein the interface circuit receives the command, transmits the received command to the semiconductor memory when the received command corresponds to the semiconductor memory, performs a training operation of the interface circuit when the received command corresponds to the interface circuit and the received command is a specific command, and blocks transfer of the received command to the semiconductor memory during the training operation of the interface circuit.

US Pat. No. 11,069,386

CIRCUITS AND TECHNIQUES TO COMPENSATE MEMORY ACCESS SIGNALS FOR VARIATIONS OF PARAMETERS IN MULTIPLE LAYERS OF MEMORY

Unity Semiconductor Corpo...


1. An integrated circuit comprising:a memory comprising a plurality of memory layers;
an access signal generator coupled to the memory, wherein the access signal generator is configured to generate layer-specific access signals during an access operation for the memory; and
a characteristic adaption circuit coupled to the access signal generator, wherein the characteristic adaption circuit is configured to adjust the layer-specific access signals based on a plurality of delta values corresponding to the plurality of memory layers, wherein the plurality of delta values are stored in a repository on at least one of the plurality of memory layers of the memory.

US Pat. No. 11,069,385

INTEGRATED ASSEMBLIES COMPRISING FOLDED-DIGIT-LINE-CONFIGURATIONS

Micron Technology, Inc., ...


1. An integrated assembly, comprising:a first deck;
a second deck over the first deck;
a first true digit line having a first region along the first deck, the first region having a first segment and a second segment;
a first complementary digit line having a second region along the second deck; the second region having a third segment and a fourth segment; the first true digit line being comparatively compared to the first complementary digit line through first SENSE AMPLIFIER circuitry;
a second true digit line having a third region along the first deck and a fourth region along the second deck; the third region being laterally adjacent the first segment of the first region of the first true digit line, and the fourth region being laterally adjacent the third segment of the second region of the first complementary digit line; and
a second complementary digit line having a fifth region along the first deck and having a sixth region along the second deck; the fifth region being laterally adjacent the second segment of the first region of the first true digit line, and the sixth region being laterally adjacent the fourth segment of the second region of the first complementary digit line; the second true digit line being comparatively compared to the second complementary digit line through second SENSE AMPLIFIER circuitry.

US Pat. No. 11,069,384

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR COMPENSATION OF SENSE AMPLIFIERS

Micron Technology, Inc., ...


1. An apparatus, comprising:a memory array including prime memory and redundant memory;
prime memory sense amplifiers used to access the prime memory;
redundant memory sense amplifiers used to access the redundant memory;
a redundant address circuit configured to compare received memory addresses with redundant memory address information that identifies memory addresses remapped from prime memory to redundant memory;
a first sense amplifier compensation control circuit configured to control threshold voltage compensation for the prime memory sense amplifiers; and
a second sense amplifier compensation control circuit configured to control threshold voltage compensation for the redundant memory sense amplifiers,
wherein the first and second sense amplifier compensation control circuits control threshold voltage compensation to compensate the prime memory sense amplifiers and the redundant memory sense amplifiers concurrently, and to precharge the prime memory sense amplifiers or the redundant memory sense amplifiers based on the address comparison by the redundant address circuit.

US Pat. No. 11,069,383

THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIALS FOR IMMERSION COOLED DATA STORAGE DEVICES

Seagate Technology LLC, ...


1. A system comprising:a data storage device including:a base deck coupled to a top cover, a printed circuit board coupled to and spaced from the base deck, and a thermal interface material (TIM) positioned between the printed circuit board and the base deck and comprising a porous material.


US Pat. No. 11,069,382

TOOL-FREE HARD DISK BRACKET

MITAC COMPUTING TECHNOLOG...


1. A tool-free hard disk bracket for holding a hard disk which has two opposite lateral sides, said hard disk bracket comprising:a base including a base body formed with at least one guide groove, and an engaging member flexibly connected to said base body;
a frame connected to said base for holding the hard disk and including a first side arm movably engaging with said engaging member and configured to abut against one of the lateral sides of the hard disk, and a second side arm connected to said base body and configured to abut against the other one of the lateral sides of the hard disk;
a handgrip rotatably connected to one end of said base body and located opposite to said frame in a front-rear direction, said handgrip having a pivot end; and
an operating unit including an operating member that is movably connected to said base body opposite to said pivot end of said handgrip and that releasably engages with said handgrip, said operating member having at least one rotating shaft portion inserted rotatably and movably into said at least one guide groove, said operating member being operated to rotate with said at least one rotating shaft portion serving as its fulcrum in a direction toward another end of said base body opposite to said one end of said base body that is connected with said handgrip to release engagement with said handgrip, and being further operated to move along said at least one guide groove toward said engaging member to push said engaging member to pivot and release engagement with said first side arm.

US Pat. No. 11,069,381

AUTOMATED SENSOR DATA RETENTION

Amazon Technologies, Inc....


1. A method comprising:receiving first sensor data corresponding to a first time range, the first sensor data acquired by one or more sensors in a facility;
storing the first sensor data in a first storage location for a first amount of time;
receiving second sensor data corresponding to a second time range, the second sensor data acquired by the one or more sensors;
storing the second sensor data in the first storage location for the first amount of time;
determining a first interestingness score of the first sensor data based at least in part on first activity in the facility during the first time range;
determining a second interestingness score of the second sensor data based at least in part on second activity in the facility during the second time range;
storing the first sensor data in a second storage location for a second amount of time that is greater than the first amount of time based at least in part on the first interestingness score; and
determining not to retain the second sensor data in the second storage location for the second amount of time based at least in part on the second interestingness score.

US Pat. No. 11,069,380

SCENE AND ACTIVITY IDENTIFICATION IN VIDEO SUMMARY GENERATION

GOPRO, INC., San Mateo, ...


1. A system configured to generate a video summary, the system comprising:storage media that stores a video of an activity including frames and audio captured contemporaneously with the frames;
one or more physical processors configured by machine readable instructions to:obtain metadata for the video, the metadata including biometric information of a user captured contemporaneously with capture of the video and camera motion information characterizing position and/or motion of the camera during capture of the video;
analyze the biometric information, the camera motion information, and/or the audio to identify events of interest and types of the events of interest within the video;
select portions of the video for inclusion in the video summary, the portions including the events of interest, wherein different numbers of the frames are included within the portions based on different combinations of a type of the activity and the types of the events of interest such that the selected portions of the video include a first portion, the first portion including a first event of interest, and different numbers of the frames are included within the first portion based on whether the activity is a first activity type and the first event of interest is a first event type, the activity is the first activity type and the first event of interest is a second event type, the activity is a second activity type and the first event of interest is the first event type, or the activity is the second activity type and the first event of interest is the second event type; and
generate the video summary from the selected portions of the video;
wherein the selected portions of the video are arranged within the video summary based on a video summary template, the video summary template selected based on the type of the activity, the video summary template defining a pre-defined ordering of video portions for inclusion in the video summary based on the types of the events of interest.


US Pat. No. 11,069,379

INTELLIGENT PRINT RECOGNITION SYSTEM AND METHOD

BRANDACTIF LTD., Easingw...


1. A system for generating interactive media, comprising:a computing device having a processor, memory, an imaging device and a display;
a backend component coupleable to the computing device over a communication path;
the computing device being configured to create a piece of content personalized for a targeted recipient;
the backend component being configured to associate a unique code with the personalized piece of content uploaded from the computing device and provide the unique code to the targeted recipient using a second computing device having a processor, memory, an imaging device and a display; and
the second computing device being used to scan a generic piece of content, enter the provided unique code and display the personalized piece of content personalized for the targeted recipient in response to the unique code.

US Pat. No. 11,069,378

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FRAME ACCURATE HIGH RESOLUTION VIDEO EDITING IN CLOUD USING LIVE VIDEO STREAMS

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...


1. A method for editing live video content, comprising:identifying a low resolution video stream generated from a high resolution video stream of the live video content and stored on a cloud-based server, wherein the high resolution video stream includes a plurality of frames and at least a portion of the plurality of frames from the high resolution stream are not included in the low resolution video stream;
providing a user interface for presentation to each of a plurality of editors, wherein the user interface includes a first portion that displays the low resolution video stream to each of the plurality of editors;
receiving an indication of a first start point and a first end point of a first desired video segment within the low resolution video stream from a first user device of a first editor of the plurality of editors, wherein the indication of the first start point and the first end point of the first desired video segment within the low resolution video stream is provided by the first editor via the first portion of the user interface;
responsive to receiving the indication of the first start point and the first end point of the first desired video segment within the low resolution video stream from the first user device of the first editor that has provided the indication via the first portion of the user interface:providing a first portion of the high resolution video stream for display to the first editor in a second portion of the user interface;
receiving an indication of a second start point and a second end point corresponding to the portion of the high resolution video stream displayed, wherein each of the second start point and the second end point are frame accurate points within the high resolution video stream that are provided by the first editor via the second portion of the user interface; and
causing a first high resolution video segment to be generated for the first editor from the high resolution video stream as a function of the second start point and the second end point;

receiving an indication of a third start point and a third end point of a second desired video segment within the low resolution video stream from a second user device of a second editor of the plurality of editors, wherein the indication of the third start point and the third end point of the second desired video segment within the low resolution video stream is provided by the second editor via the first portion of the user interface; and
responsive to receiving the indication of the third start point and the third end point of the second desired video segment within the low resolution video stream from the second user device of the second editor that has provided the indication via the first portion of the user interface:providing a second portion of the high resolution video stream for display to the second editor in a second portion of the user interface;
receiving an indication of a fourth start point and a fourth end point corresponding to the second portion of the high resolution video stream displayed, wherein each of the fourth start point and the fourth end point are frame accurate points within the high resolution video stream that are provided by the second editor via the second portion of the user interface; and
causing a second high resolution video segment to be generated for the second editor from the high resolution video stream as a function of the fourth start point and the fourth end point.


US Pat. No. 11,069,376

WAVEGUIDE WITH OPTICAL ISOLATOR FOR HEAT-ASSISTED MAGNETIC RECORDING

Seagate Technology LLC, ...


1. An apparatus, comprising:a substrate;
a laser formed on a non-self supporting structure and bonded to the substrate;
a waveguide having a gap portion deposited proximate the laser on the substrate, the waveguide configured to communicate light from the laser to a near-field transducer (NFT) that directs energy resulting from plasmonic excitation to a recording medium; and
an optical isolator integrated over the gap portion.

US Pat. No. 11,069,375

SUSPENSION STANDOFF ARRANGEMENT FOR CONFINING ADHESIVE

Western Digital Technolog...


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

US Pat. No. 11,069,374

METHOD OF RESTORING SUSPENSION OF HARD DISK DRIVE

NHK SPRING CO., LTD., Ka...


1. A method of restoring a suspension, the method comprising:detaching a slider, which is mounted on a tongue portion of the suspension of a hard disk drive via an adhesive, from the suspension;
measuring a thickness of the adhesive in a cleaning area of the tongue portion;
specifying a first residual area in which the thickness of the adhesive exceeds a threshold value;
irradiating a first irradiation area including the first residual area locally with a first laser beam; and
irradiating the cleaning area entirely with a second laser beam,
wherein:
the specifying the first residual area includes approximating the first residual area to a circle, and specifying a center and a diameter of the first residual area,
the first irradiation area is a concentric circle slightly larger than the first residual area, and
the first laser beam is applied in such a way as to fill in the first irradiation area.

US Pat. No. 11,069,373

SPEECH PROCESSING METHOD, SPEECH PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM FOR STORING SPEECH PROCESSING COMPUTER PROGRAM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...


1. A speech processing method for estimating a pitch frequency, the method comprising:executing a first feature amount acquisition process that includes acquiring a first feature amount of speech likeness based on a first input signal;
executing a first selection process that includes selecting a first selection band based on the first feature amount of speech likeness, from a target band;
executing a conversion process that includes acquiring an input spectrum from a second input signal by converting the second input signal from a time domain to a frequency domain, the second input signal being received after receiving the first signal;
executing a second feature amount acquisition process that includes acquiring a second feature amount of speech likeness for each band included in the first selection band based on the input spectrum;
executing a second selection process that includes selecting a second selection band selected from the first selection band based on the second feature amount of speech likeness for each band; and
executing a detection process that includes detecting a pitch frequency based on the input spectrum and the second selection band.

US Pat. No. 11,069,372

INFORMATION PROVIDING APPARATUS

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...


1. An information providing apparatus comprising:an acquisition section that acquires driving-related information and/or user-related information, wherein:the driving-related information indicates a current position of a vehicle, a destination of the vehicle and/or traffic conditions around the vehicle; and
the user-related information is related to a user in the vehicle;

an input section that inputs biological data of the user;
a transmission section that transmits the input biological data to an analysis server;
a reception section that receives, from the analysis server, a result of analysis of the user's feeling, the analysis being made by the analysis server based on the biological data;
a storage section that stores a plurality of types of templates, wherein each template is a partial statement including at least one variable;
a generation section that:selects one of the templates based on the acquired driving-related information and/or user-related information; and
automatically generates content based on the acquired driving-related information and/or user-related information and based on the received result of analysis of the user's feeling, wherein the automatically generated content incudes the selected template and the generation section replaces the at least one variable with a word, a sign or a pictogram associated with the result of analysis of the user's feeling; and

a posting control section that determines the automatically generated content is permitted to be posted automatically and transmits the automatically generated content to a posting site without obtaining the user's confirmation such that the automatically generated content becomes accessible to users of the posting site.

US Pat. No. 11,069,371

DETECTION AND ANALYSIS OF PERCUSSIVE SOUNDS

Comcast Cable Communicati...


1. A system comprising:a sensor comprising:a transducer configured to convert a percussive sound into an electrical signal; and
a processor configured to send, based on determining that the electrical signal indicates that the percussive sound exceeds a threshold, a data signal based on the electrical signal, wherein the threshold is based at least in part on one or more electrical signals received from the transducer during an ambient noise period; and

a computer system configured to:receive the data signal; and
send, based on determining that the data signal is associated with an event, a notification indicative of the event.


US Pat. No. 11,069,370

TAMPERING DETECTION AND LOCATION IDENTIFICATION OF DIGITAL AUDIO RECORDINGS

UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE R...


1. A method of detecting a tampering and identifying a location of a digital recording, comprising:extracting a frequency sequence and a phase angle sequence from the digital recording;
matching a portion of the frequency sequence to one of a plurality of reference frequency sequences, and a portion of the phase angle sequence to one of a plurality of reference phase angle sequences;
detecting the tampering of the digital recording when the frequency sequence differs from the matched reference frequency sequence and the phase angle sequence differs from the matched reference phase angle sequence;
extracting a noise sequence from the frequency sequence, wherein extracting the noise sequence comprises removing a common portion of the frequency sequence and the plurality of reference frequency sequences; and
identifying the location of the digital recording, wherein identifying the location of the digital recording comprises finding a match between the noise sequence and one of a plurality of noise sequences of the plurality of reference frequency sequences;
wherein the removing the common portion of the frequency sequence and the reference frequency sequences from the frequency sequence comprises:
computing a median of the frequency sequence and the plurality of reference frequency sequences; and
subtracting the median from the frequency sequence.

US Pat. No. 11,069,369

METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Sony Europe B.V., Surrey...


1. A method comprising:determining feature values of an input audio window;
determining model parameters for the input audio window based on processing of feature values using a neural network;
determining a weighted spectrum from the input audio window;
determining a power spectrum from the weighted spectrum; and
subtracting the power spectrum from a target spectrum to obtain gain values.

US Pat. No. 11,069,368

GLASSES WITH CLOSED CAPTIONING, VOICE RECOGNITION, VOLUME OF SPEECH DETECTION, AND TRANSLATION CAPABILITIES

COLQUITT PARTNERS, LTD., ...


1. A method comprising:providing glasses with display, the glasses with display including:a bridge;
two temples hingedly coupled to the bridge;
a directional microphone array, the directional microphone array including two or more microphones positioned on the bridge or the temples;
two lenses positioned in the bridge, at least one of the lenses including a display, the display visible by the user; and
a processor;

receiving sound from a speaker with the directional microphone array as an audio signal;
recognizing speech from the audio signal with the processor;
outputting text speech output from the processor; and
displaying the text speech output with the display, wherein displaying the text speech output comprises displaying a text box in the user's field of vision with text representing the text speech output.

US Pat. No. 11,069,367

SPEAKER ASSOCIATION WITH A VISUAL REPRESENTATION OF SPOKEN CONTENT

Shopify Inc., Ottawa (CA...


1. A method of visually representing speaker content provided in an audio conference, the method comprising:obtaining a respective profile integrating profile data from multiple social networking accounts for each of a plurality of audience members attending the audio conference;
monitoring, using a computer with a processor and memory, the speaker content provided during the audio conference;
applying different weights to various portions of the speaker content according to a customized parameter of the profile for each of the plurality of audience members, wherein the different weights are associated with sets of words;
determining a relation of the speaker content to the profile for each of the plurality of audience members based on the applying of the different weights; and
presenting, at a point in time, visual representations of the speaker content to selective members among the plurality of audience members based on the determining,
wherein the visual representations presented include a selective visual representation of the speaker content related to the parameter of the profile.

US Pat. No. 11,069,366

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR EVALUATING PERFORMANCE OF SPEECH ENHANCEMENT ALGORITHM, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...


1. A method for evaluating performance of a speech enhancement algorithm, comprising:acquiring a first speech signal including noise and a second speech signal including noise, wherein the first speech signal is acquired from a near-end audio acquisition device close to a sound source, the second speech signal is acquired from a far-end audio acquisition device far from the sound source, and the near-end audio acquisition device is closer to the sound source than the far-end audio acquisition device;
acquiring a pseudo-pure speech signal based on the first speech signal and the second speech signal, as a reference speech signal;
enhancing the second speech signal by using a preset speech enhancement algorithm, to obtain a denoised speech signal to be tested; and
acquiring a correlation coefficient between the reference speech signal and the denoised speech signal to be tested, wherein the correlation coefficient is used for evaluating the speech enhancement algorithm.

US Pat. No. 11,069,365

DETECTION AND REDUCTION OF WIND NOISE IN COMPUTING ENVIRONMENTS

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...


1. An apparatus comprising:one or more processor coupled to memory, the one or more processors to:
detect wind associated with the apparatus including a wearable computing device, wherein the wind is detected based on samples from multiple microphones and extraction and use of multiple features including spectral sub-band centroid (SSC) features and coherence features,
wherein the SSC features include one or more metrics for measuring a shape of a frequency spectrum from a high-frequency energy to a low-frequency energy, wherein the coherence features comprise one or more measures of similarities between signals, wherein the SSC features include low-dimensional SSC features that are computed or extracted for multiple channels associated with multiple microphones such that the SSC and coherence features are applied across multiple levels of wind intensities to perform one or more of smoothing and data transformation to facilitate wind classification of the wind; and
performing the wind classification based on a constellation of features including the SSC and coherence features to determine presence of the wind, wherein wind noise associated with the detected wind is reduced.

US Pat. No. 11,069,364

DEVICE ARBITRATION USING ACOUSTIC CHARACTERISTICS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....


1. A computer-implemented method comprising:determining first audio data received by a first device, the first audio data corresponding to a first utterance;
determining second audio data received by a second device, the second audio data corresponding to the first utterance;
determining a reference inter-device attenuation factor using a first ratio and a second ratio, the first ratio between the first audio data and the second audio data, and the second ratio between a first microphone gain associated with the first device and a second microphone gain associated with the second device;
generating a matrix using the reference inter-device attenuation factor, the matrix representing an approximate location of the first device with respect to the second device;
receiving, from the first device, first input audio data corresponding to a second utterance originating from a user location;
receiving, from the second device, second input audio data corresponding to the second utterance;
calculating a first attenuation factor associated with the first input audio signal, the first attenuation factor corresponding to the first device and the user location;
calculating a second attenuation factor associated with the second input audio signal, the second attenuation factor corresponding to the second device and the first user location; and
selecting the first device from which to receive additional input audio signal using the first attenuation factor, the second attenuation factor and the matrix, the selecting based on the first attenuation factor being within a threshold of the reference inter-device attenuation factor.

US Pat. No. 11,069,363

METHODS, SYSTEMS AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING VOICE-BASED COMMANDS

Cirrus Logic, Inc., Aust...


1. A primary device arranged to communicate with one or more secondary devices across a communications network, the primary device comprising:at least one processor;
memory comprising computer executable instructions, which when executed by the at least one processor, are configured to:receive an audio signal comprising a voice command associated with a user;
identify the user based on the voice command;
access a user register, wherein the user register comprises at least one registered user identifier and one or more secondary device identifiers associated with each of the at least one registered user identifiers;
determine a registered user identifier of the user register associated with the identified user;
determine, from the user register and using the determined identifier, a secondary device associated with the identified user from the one or more secondary devices; and
transmit a response to the voice command to the determined secondary device, wherein the response to the voice command is to be provided to a user of the determined secondary device.


US Pat. No. 11,069,362

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRIVACY-PRESERVING VOCAL INTERACTION

INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HO...


1. A device for performing privacy-preserving vocal interactions comprising:a microphone configured to capture an audio signal representative of a vocal utterance relative to a query from a speaker;
a speaker identifier configured to determine the identity of a speaker from the captured audio signal;
a privacy enforcer configured to provide a first obfuscated speaker name corresponding to the identified speaker and store a list of correspondences between speaker names and obfuscated speaker names;
a communication interface configured to:provide to an external device the captured audio signal and the first obfuscated speaker name;
receive from an external device an answer to the speaker query;

wherein the privacy enforcer is further configured to determine if the received answer contains the first obfuscated speaker name and in this case to replace, in the received answer, the first obfuscated speaker name by its corresponding name in the list.

US Pat. No. 11,069,361

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VALIDATING NATURAL LANGUAGE CONTENT USING CROWDSOURCED VALIDATION JOBS


1. A computer-implemented method, the method being implemented in a computer system having one or more physical processors programmed with computer program instructions that, when executed by the one or more physical processors, program the computer system to perform the method, the method comprising:causing, by the computer system, a first crowdsourced validation job to be provided to one or more first validation devices, the first crowdsourced validation job comprising first instructions for a crowd user to provide an indication of an accuracy of a transcription of natural language content;
receiving, by the computer system, a plurality of responses from the one or more first validation devices, wherein the plurality of responses include at least a first response from at least a first validation device from among the one or more first validation devices, the first response including a first indication of an accuracy of the transcription of the natural language content; and

determining, by the computer system, a first confidence score of the first validation device based, at least in part, on the plurality of responses received from the one or more first validation devices and the first response received from the first validation device.

US Pat. No. 11,069,360

LOW POWER INTEGRATED CIRCUIT TO ANALYZE A DIGITIZED AUDIO STREAM

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...


1. A method for processing audio information, comprising:receiving, by a computing device, an audio stream;
monitoring, by a low power integrated circuit of the computing device, the audio stream;
digitizing, by the low power integrated circuit, the audio stream;
storing the digitized audio stream in a memory in the computing device;
analyzing, by the low power integrated circuit, at least a portion of the stored digitized audio stream for recognition of a keyword;
upon recognition of the keyword within the stored digitized audio stream, inducing, by the low power integrated circuit, a processor of the computing device to enter an increased power usage state and to obtain at least the stored digitized audio stream from the memory;
analyzing, by the processor, the stored digitized audio stream;
transmitting, by the computing device, the stored digitized audio stream to a server for determining one or more actions based on analysis of the stored digitized audio stream; and
receiving, by the computing device, one or more instructions to perform the one or more actions determined by the server.

US Pat. No. 11,069,359

CONTEXT-AWARE REAL-TIME MEETING AUDIO TRANSCRIPTION

Microsoft Technology Lice...


1. A computer-implemented method performed by a data processing system, the computer-implemented method comprising:retrieving meeting-specific data associated with a meeting, the meeting-specific data comprising data associated with attendees of the meeting, wherein the meeting-specific data is retrieved for a predefined time period prior to a start time of the meeting;
generating a meeting-specific statistical language model based on the meeting-specific data, wherein the meeting-specific statistical language model includes terminology derived from an analysis of the meeting-specific data;
generating a transcription of audio generated during the meeting using the meeting-specific statistical language model; and
providing the transcription of the audio generated during the meeting to one or more computing devices for presentation in a user interface (UI).

US Pat. No. 11,069,358

REMOTE INITIATION OF COMMANDS FOR USER DEVICES

Amazon Technologies, Inc....


9. A system comprising:one or more processors;
a network interface; and
computer-readable media storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations comprising:identifying an event that occurred at the system, wherein the event indicates a first device is to perform an action that includes causing audio to be output;
sending, using the network interface and to the first device, first data that causes the first device to open a network connection with the network interface;
identifying context data indicating that the first device is communicatively coupled to a second device that performs a role for the first device;
determining that the first device does not include a speaker;
receiving, from the first device, an indication that the second device is to act as an audio output component for the first device;
generating, based at least in part on the second device acting as the audio output component for the first device, second data representing the action, wherein the second data causes the first device to cause the second device to output audio via the audio output component of the second device; and
sending the second data to the first device using the network connection.


US Pat. No. 11,069,357

LIP-READING SESSION TRIGGERING EVENTS

eBay Inc., San Jose, CA ...


1. A method implemented by at least one computing device, the method comprising:detecting, by the at least one computing device automatically and without express user input, text requested via a user interface is to be protected from exposure to third-parties as a protected data event as part of monitoring user interaction with the at least one computing device;
initiating, by the at least one computing device, a lip-reading session responsive to the detecting of the text requested via the user interface is to be protected from exposure to third-parties as the protected data event;
generating, by the at least one computing device, input data by detecting one or more visual cues associated with a user's facial features using at least one sensor as part of the lip-reading session;
generating, by the at least one computing device, text based on the input data; and
initiating, by the at least one computing device, at least one operation of the at least one computing device based on the text.

US Pat. No. 11,069,356

COMPUTER SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING USER-MACHINE DIALOGUES

ABB SCHWEIZ AG, Baden (C...


1. A computer system for controlling a dialogue between a user and the computer system, the computer system being communicatively coupled with an industrial control system controlling an industrial system, the computer system comprising:an interface configured to receive intent inputs representing a respective desired interaction with the computer system;
an intent determination module configured to determine the desired interactions of received intent inputs;
a data storage configured to store one or more directed graphs, each graph specifying an industrial control domain specific dialogue, a particular graph defining a dialogue state machine with a plurality of nodes representing states of the dialogue, and with edges representing transitions between the states, each state transition from a first state to a second state depending on at least one precondition, the desired interaction of a received intent input corresponding to a target node to be reached from a current node of the particular graph;
a context cache configured to store parameter values for parameters of the at least one precondition; and
a dialogue controller module configured to:check if all parameter values required by the at least one precondition for transitioning from the current node to the target node are available in the received intent input or in the context cache,
if at least one required parameter value is missing, then generate a temporary dialogue node to request the at least one missing parameter and store the requested parameter in the context cache upon receipt,
else trigger an interaction associated with the target node to retrieve data about a technical state of the industrial control system as a response to the desired interaction associated with the target node,

wherein the interface is configured to provide dialogue rendering information for presenting to the user cognitive information associated with the nodes which are processed by the dialogue controller module.

US Pat. No. 11,069,355

HOME APPLIANCE AND SPEECH RECOGNITION SERVER SYSTEM USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THEREOF

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...


11. A home appliance, comprising:a speech input device that is configured to receive a speech command of a user;
a natural language recognition unit that is configured to convert the received speech command into text data;
a natural language processing unit that is configured to extract a control target device and a control command from the converted text data; and
a controller that is configured to control the control target device according to the control command,
wherein the controller is configured to, based on a determination that the control target device is different from the home appliance, determine whether a first group to which the control target device belongs is identical to a second group to which the home appliance belongs, and
wherein the controller is configured to, based on a determination that the first group is different from the second group, control an operation of the control target device according to the control command that was extracted from the converted text data of the speech command.

US Pat. No. 11,069,354

VOICE-BASED TRANSACTION TERMINAL ORDERING

NCR Corporation, Atlanta...


1. A system, comprising:a server comprising a processor and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium having executable instructions representing a transaction chatbot;
a transaction terminal comprising a terminal processor and a terminal non-transitory computer-readable storage medium having executable instructions representing a transaction interface;
the transaction chatbot when executed by the processor from the non-transitory computer-readable storage medium is configured to cause the processor to:interact with the transaction interface and the transaction terminal to identify a consumer performing a transaction on the transaction terminal;
obtain preferences from an account of the consumer with the store and store item inventory and item pricing information for items of a store associated with the transaction terminal;
initiate a natural-language voice session with the consumer while at the transaction terminal and during the transaction using the preferences and the store item inventory and item pricing information as a localized and personalized knowledge store for the natural-language voice session; and
perform a voice directed order and purchase of specific items during the natural-language voice session on behalf of the consumer and the store;

the transaction interface when executed by the transaction processor from the transaction non-transitory computer-readable storage medium is configured to cause the transaction processor to:interact with the transaction chatbot during the natural-language voice session; and
present a text-based representation of the natural-language voice session as feedback on a display of the transaction terminal based on text data and instructions provided by the transaction chatbot.


US Pat. No. 11,069,353

MULTILINGUAL WAKEWORD DETECTION

Amazon Technologies, Inc....


1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, from at least one microphone, audio data;
determining, using a voice-activity detection (VAD) component, that the audio data includes a representation of speech;
determining, using a first wakeword-detection component executing on a digital-signal processor (DSP), that the audio data includes a first representation of a wakeword;
determining, using the first wakeword-detection component, language data indicating a first likelihood that the speech corresponds to a first spoken language;
after determining that the audio data includes the first representation of a wakeword, activating a second wakeword-detection component executing on a computer processor different from the DSP, at least a portion of the second wakeword-detection component corresponding to the first spoken language;
determining, using the second wakeword-detection component and the language data, that the audio data includes a second representation of the wakeword; and
sending, to a remote system, data representing the speech.

US Pat. No. 11,069,352

MEDIA PRESENCE DETECTION

Amazon Technologies, Inc....


1. A computer-implemented method for determining that audio was generated by an audio output device, the method comprising:receiving input audio data from a user device;
determining, using the input audio data, a plurality of audio data segments;
processing a first audio data segment of the plurality of audio data segments using a first trained model to determine a first feature vector representing the first audio data segment, wherein the first trained model is configured to extract feature data from an audio data segment;
processing the first feature vector using at least a second trained model and a third trained model to generate first model output data, wherein the first model output data corresponds to the first audio data segment and to a portion of the input audio data occurring prior to the first audio data segment, wherein the second trained model is configured to process data corresponding to individual audio data segments and the third trained model includes a hidden layer representing historical data corresponding to at least one previous audio data segment;
processing a second audio data segment of the plurality of audio data segments using the first trained model to determine a second feature vector representing the second audio data segment;
processing the second feature vector using the second trained model, the third trained model and the first model output data to generate second model output data, the second model output data representing the second audio data segment, the first audio data segment and the portion;
determining, using the second model output data, a score indicating a likelihood that the second audio data segment represents audio generated by an audio output device rather than audio being spoken live by a human in an environment of the user device; and
based on the score, determining that the second audio data segment represents the audio generated by the audio output device.

US Pat. No. 11,069,351

VEHICLE VOICE USER INTERFACE

AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC....


1. A method of responding to spoken requests, the method comprising:receiving, at a speech processing system from a computing device associated with an automobile, input audio data corresponding to a spoken request to perform a function by a mechanical component of the automobile;
receiving first metadata associated with the automobile;
determining, by the speech processing system, intent data representing a semantic interpretation of the input audio data, the intent data comprising an intent associated with the function;
determining based at least on the first metadata a first skill associated with the computing device;
sending the intent data to the first skill;
determining, by the first skill, an action corresponding to the intent data, the action effective to cause the computing device to initiate the function by the mechanical component;
receiving, from an automobile sensor, first sensor data indicating a first environmental condition associated with the automobile;
determining, by the first skill, that a safety regulation restricts performance of the function by the mechanical component when a first value of the first environmental condition is outside a range of permissible values associated with the safety regulation;
determining, during a first time period, that the first sensor data includes a second value of the first environmental condition and that the second value is outside the range of permissible values;
generating output data indicating that the performance of the function in accordance with the action violates the safety regulation;
generating, by a text-to-speech (TTS) component of the speech processing system, audio data representing the output data; and
sending, by the speech processing system, the audio data to the computing device.

US Pat. No. 11,069,350

SYSTEM FOR AUDIO DISTRIBUTION INCLUDING NETWORK MICROPHONES FOR VOICE APPLICATIONS

Crestron Electronics, Inc...


1. A method for determining one or more spoken words, comprising:receiving an electrical audio signal from an external source (un-delayed external source audio signal);
delaying the external source electrical audio signal by a delay device with a first predetermined delay (delayed external source audio);
transmitting the delayed external source audio to a one or more loudspeakers to generate a delayed acoustic external source audio signal (undesired acoustic audio signal);
transmitting the un-delayed external source audio signal to a first input of an acoustic echo cancellation (AEC) device as a reference signal;
generating desired acoustic audio signals by one or more people;
receiving both the desired acoustic audio signals and the undesired acoustic audio signals at one or more microphones within a microphone system, and converting the same from acoustical energy signals into electrical audio signals and outputting them as microphone output audio signals;
receiving the microphone output audio signals from the one or more microphones at a second input of the AEC device, and receiving the reference signal at the first input of the AEC device;
processing the reference signal and the microphone output audio signals in the AEC device, wherein the first predetermined delay is substantially equal to a second delay that occurs between the generation of the undesired acoustic audio signals by the one or more loudspeakers and the processing of the microphone output audio signals;
cancelling substantially all of the reference signal from each of the microphone output audio signals in the AEC device; and
outputting the same from the AEC as a corrected audio signal.

US Pat. No. 11,069,349

PRIVACY-PRESERVING VOICE CONTROL OF DEVICES

DILLARD-APPLE, LLC, Crof...


1. A system for anonymizing a user's voice for a voice-activated/controlled device, the system comprising:an audio receiver; a speech-to-text converter; a text-to-speech converter; and an audio output device, wherein
the speech-to-text converter is operatively connected to the audio receiver configured to receive an audio phrase in the user's voice from the audio receiver and to provide, as a textual output, a speech-to-text conversion of the audio phrase to the text-to-speech converter, wherein the audio phrase in the user's voice comprise one or more words, and wherein the speech-to-text converter converts the one or more words in the audio phrase in the user's voice to a textual representation of said one or more words, and wherein the speech-to-text conversion provided to the text-to-speech converter comprises said textual representation of said one or more words in the audio phrase in the user's voice, and wherein
the text-to-speech converter is operatively connected to the speech-to-text converter to receive as input the textual output from the speech-to-text converter and to provide an audio output corresponding to said textual output from the speech-to-text converter to the audio output device, and wherein
the audio output device is operatively connected to the text-to-speech converter and configured within at least one sound shield to receive said audio output from the text-to-speech converter and to provide said audio output from said text-to-speech converter as audio input to at least one audio input device of the voice-activated/controlled device, and
wherein the audio output comprises a synthesized voice phrase corresponding in content to the audio phrase received by the audio receiver, and
wherein the at least one sound shield is configured: (i) to allow the synthesized voice phrase from the audio output device to be received by the at least one audio input device of the voice-activated/controlled device, and (ii) to substantially block direct human voice audio input to the voice-activated/controlled device from a user.

US Pat. No. 11,069,347

INTELLIGENT AUTOMATED ASSISTANT FOR MEDIA EXPLORATION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...


1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing one or more programs, the one or more programs comprising instructions, which when executed by one or more processors
of an electronic device, cause the electronic device to:determine at least one media item frequently requested by a user, wherein the at least one media item frequently requested by the user is associated with at least one first parameter;
determine at least one media item frequently rejected by the user, wherein the at least one media item frequently rejected by the user is associated with at least one second parameter;
generate a user-specific corpus of media items by identifying media items including the at least one first parameter and not including the at least one second parameter;
receive, from a user, speech input representing a request for one or more media items;
determine whether the speech input corresponds to a user intent of obtaining personalized recommendations for media items by evaluating a text representation of the speech input against a set of rules associated with one or more actionable intent nodes;
in accordance with a determination that the text representation satisfies the set of rules:obtain at least one media item from the user-specific corpus of media items; and
provide the at least one media item from the user-specific corpus of media items.


US Pat. No. 11,069,346

INTENT RECOGNITION MODEL CREATION FROM RANDOMIZED INTENT VECTOR PROXIMITIES

International Business Ma...


7. A system, comprising:a memory; and
at least one processor(s) set programmed to:generate within the memory, from an input intent vector, a plurality of candidate intent vectors;
perform a validation of the plurality of candidate intent vectors that selects as valid intent vectors any of the plurality of candidate intent vectors that are semantically similar to the input intent vector; and
iteratively process the input intent vector in parallel with a noise vector such that each candidate intent vector of the plurality of candidate intent vectors is randomly distributed relative to the input intent vector.


US Pat. No. 11,069,345

SPEECH RECOGNITION USING CONVOLUTIONAL NEURAL NETWORKS

DeepMind Technologies Lim...


1. An audio data processing neural network system implemented by one or more computers,wherein the audio data processing neural network system is configured to perform an audio data sequence processing task by processing an audio data input sequence of audio data elements comprising a plurality of audio data elements to generate a neural network output which characterizes the audio data input sequence, and
wherein the audio data processing neural network system comprises:a convolutional subnetwork comprising a plurality of dilated convolutional neural network layers, wherein the convolutional subnetwork is configured to, for each of the plurality of audio data elements:receive a current audio data input sequence comprising the audio data element and the audio data elements that precede the audio data element in the audio data input sequence, and
process the current audio data input sequence to generate a numeric representation for the audio data element, wherein the dilated convolutional neural network layers are causal convolutional neural network layers and the numeric representation for the audio data element does not depend on any audio data elements that follow the audio data element in the audio data input sequence; and

one or more output generation layers, wherein the one or more output generation layers are configured to receive the numeric representations of the audio data elements and to process the numeric representations of the audio data elements to generate the neural network output characterizing the audio data input sequence.


US Pat. No. 11,069,344

COMPLEX EVOLUTION RECURRENT NEURAL NETWORKS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...


1. A method performed by one or more computers, wherein the method comprises:receiving, by the one or more computers, audio data indicating acoustic characteristics of an utterance;
generating, by the one or more computers, an output vector by processing information from the audio data using:one or more first neural network layers;
a matrix that implements a cascade of linear operators comprising (i) first linear operators that are complex-valued and unitary, and (ii) one or more second linear operators that are non-unitary; and
one or more second neural network layers;

determining, by the one or more computers, a transcription based on the output vector; and
providing, by the one or more computers, the transcription for the utterance.

US Pat. No. 11,069,343

VOICE ACTIVATION METHOD, APPARATUS, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...


1. A voice activation method applied to an electronic device in a vehicle, comprising:capturing a voice signal in a vehicle, the voice signal including a first voice signal captured in a first period from a first timestamp to a second timestamp and a second voice signal captured in a second period from a third timestamp to the first timestamp;
calculating an acoustic score of an activation keyword extracted from the first voice signal, the acoustic score being used for indicating authenticity of the activation keyword, the authenticity of the activation keyword being a probability that the activation keyword is used for waking up the electronic device to perform a voice activation operation, and a magnitude of the acoustic score being positively correlated to a magnitude of the probability;
calculating a noise level in the vehicle by using the second voice signal;
determining a voice activation threshold according to the noise level in the vehicle, a magnitude of the voice activation threshold being negatively correlated to a magnitude of the noise;
comparing the acoustic score of the first voice signal with the voice activation threshold determined according to the noise level calculated from the second voice signal; and
performing the voice activation operation when the acoustic score is greater than the voice activation threshold.

US Pat. No. 11,069,342

METHOD FOR TRAINING VOICE DATA SET, COMPUTER DEVICE, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...


1. A training method, the method comprising:obtaining, by processing circuitry of a computer device, a first test set of data selected from a first voice data set, and a first voice model parameter obtained by performing first voice model training of a first voice model based on the first voice data set;
randomly selecting, by the processing circuitry, data from a second voice data set to generate a second test set; and
performing, by the processing circuitry, second voice model training of a second voice model based on the second voice data set and the first voice model parameter when the second test set and the first test set are determined to satisfy a similarity condition, the first and second voice models corresponding to different types of algorithm models.

US Pat. No. 11,069,341

SPEECH CORRECTION SYSTEM AND SPEECH CORRECTION METHOD

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...


1. A speech correction system, comprising:a storage device, configured to store a database; and
an audio receiver, configured to receive an audio signal;
a processing device, comprising:
a speech recognition engine, configured to identify a key speech pattern in the audio signal and generate a candidate vocabulary list and a transcode corresponding to the key speech pattern, wherein the transcode is a Roman Pinyin or a natural language pinyin; wherein the candidate vocabulary list comprises a candidate vocabulary corresponding to the key speech pattern and a vocabulary score corresponding to the candidate vocabulary; and
a determination module, configured to determine whether the vocabulary score is greater than a score threshold; and if the vocabulary score is greater than the score threshold, the determination module stores the candidate vocabulary corresponding to the vocabulary score in the database, if all of the vocabulary scores in the candidate vocabulary list are not greater than the score threshold, the determination module stores the transcode in the database;
wherein the vocabulary candidate list comprises a plurality of candidate vocabularies corresponding to the key speech pattern, and each of the candidate vocabularies corresponds to a specific vocabulary score, and the determination module determines whether at least one of the specific vocabulary scores is greater than the score threshold, and if the determination module determines that the at least one specific vocabulary score is greater than the score threshold, the determination module stores the candidate vocabulary corresponding to the maximum value of the at least one specific vocabulary score that is greater than the score threshold in the database.

US Pat. No. 11,069,340

FLEXIBLE AND EXPANDABLE DIALOGUE SYSTEM

Microsoft Technology Lice...


1. A method for expanding a dialogue system, comprising:displaying, to a human annotator via an annotation interface, a dialogue including a user utterance and a candidate action defining one or more computer-implemented steps to be performed responsive to the user utterance, the dialogue accessed from an application executing on a server computer, the candidate action provided by a learning model, and the candidate action including an error in a particular computer-implemented step of the one or more computer-implemented steps of the candidate action to be performed responsive to the user utterance;
receiving, from the human annotator via the annotation interface, an annotated action that corrects the error in the particular computer-implemented step of the candidate action by specifying a fix to the particular computer-implemented step;
maintaining a representation of a dialogue state on the server computer, the dialogue state including the utterance and the annotated action; and
training the learning model based on the utterance, the annotated action, and the representation of the dialogue state.

US Pat. No. 11,069,339

COMPUTER-ASSISTED CONVERSATION USING ADDRESSIBLE CONVERSATION SEGMENTS

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...


9. A method for computer-assisted conversation, the method comprising:updating an available set of conversation segments, each conversation segment of the available set of conversation segments comprising at least one correlation between statement data and at least one computerized response, the available set of conversation segments being used by a computing system to emit a response when correlated statement data is matched against a user statement, the updating comprising the following:
determining at least a first conversation segment and a second conversation segment of the available set of conversation segments on which to perform corresponding update operation, the first conversation segment and the second conversation segment being associated with respective different responses and respective correlated statement data, wherein a computing system is configurable to emit the respective different responses when the respective correlated statement data is matched against a user statement; and
instructing that the determined first conversation segment have a first update operation performed thereon and that the determined second conversation segment have a second update operation performed thereon to thereby cause the available set of conversation segments to be updated with respect to the first conversation segment and the second conversation segment, the first update operation and the second update operation modifying an availability of the first conversation segment or the second conversation segment to the computing system for emitting the respective different responses when the respective correlated statement data is matched against a user statement.

US Pat. No. 11,069,338

INTERACTIVE METHOD, INTERACTIVE TERMINAL, STORAGE MEDIUM, AND COMPUTER DEVICE

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...


1. An interactive method for an interactive terminal, comprising:obtaining visitor voice data of a visitor;
performing word segmentation on a text obtained by recognizing the visitor voice data, to obtain a feature word set;
determining, according to a topic generation model and the feature word set, a determined topic to which the text belongs;
separately obtaining appearing probabilities corresponding to feature words in the feature word set when the feature words belong to the determined topic;
selecting a feature word from the feature words of the feature word set according to the appearing probabilities corresponding to the feature words; and
obtaining and outputting visitor interactive content corresponding to the selected feature word.

US Pat. No. 11,069,337

VOICE-CONTENT CONTROL DEVICE, VOICE-CONTENT CONTROL METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY STORAGE MEDIUM

JVC KENWOOD Corporation, ...


1. A voice-content control device, comprising:a proximity sensor configured to calculate a distance between a user and the voice-content control device;
a voice classifying unit configured to analyze a voice spoken by a user and acquired by a voice acquiring unit to classify the voice as either one of a first voice or a second voice based on the distance between the user and the voice-content control device;
a process executing unit configured to analyze the voice acquired by the voice acquiring unit to execute processing required by the user;
a voice-content generating unit configured to generate, based on content of the processing executed by the process executing unit, output sentence that is text data for a voice to be output to the user; and
an output controller configured to adjust a sound volume of voice data obtained by converting the output sentence thereinto, wherein
the voice-content generating unit is further configured to
generate a first output sentence as the output sentence when the acquired voice has been classified as the first voice, and
generate a second output sentence in which information is omitted as compared to the first output sentence as the output sentence when the acquired voice has been classified as the second voice, wherein
the output controller is further configured to adjust the sound volume of voice data such that the sound volume of voice data obtained by converting the first output sentence thereinto differs from the sound volume of the voice data obtained by converting the second output sentence thereinto.

US Pat. No. 11,069,336

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR NAME PRONUNCIATION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...


1. A method comprising:providing a plurality of pronunciation guessers, each of the plurality of pronunciation guessers being associated with a phonetic alphabet of a language or locale;
determining a user language or a user locale;
associating a first phonetic alphabet with the user language or the user locale;
receiving at each pronunciation guesser a representation of the name;
guessing, at each pronunciation guesser, a phonetic pronunciation of one or more components of the name;
mapping the phonetic pronunciation of the one or more components of the name guessed by each of the plurality of pronunciation guessers to the first phonetic alphabet to generate a list of guessed pronunciations;
receiving an audio pronunciation of the name;
selecting a combination of components from the list of guessed pronunciations that, when pronounced, substantially matches the audio pronunciation of the name;
storing the selected combination of components from the list of guessed pronunciations in a data store as the pronunciation of the name;
in response to a spoken user input, retrieving the stored pronunciation of the name;
comparing the stored pronunciation of the name to a portion of the spoken user input; and
in accordance with a determination that the stored pronunciation of the name matches the portion of the spoken user input, performing a task specified in the spoken user input using information associated with the stored pronunciation of the name.

US Pat. No. 11,069,335

SPEECH SYNTHESIS USING ONE OR MORE RECURRENT NEURAL NETWORKS

Cerence Operating Company...


1. A method comprising:receiving text input;
determining unit-level features based on the text input;
providing the features as input to a unit-level recurrent neural network (RNN);
determining, by a computing device, unit-level embedded data from one or more activations of a hidden layer of the RNN, the RNN during training having an input layer, one or more hidden layers including said hidden layer, and an output layer;
providing an input to a frame-level recurrent neural network based on an output of the unit-level recurrent neural network, the frame-level recurrent neural network producing successive frame-level outputs corresponding to respective acoustic frames of speech output;
determining speech data based on a speech unit search, wherein the speech unit search selects, from a database, speech units using the unit-level embedded data as an input to the speech unit search,
and wherein the speech data further depends on the successive frame-level outputs;
and
causing speech output to be generated based on the speech data.

US Pat. No. 11,069,334

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACOUSTIC ACTIVITY RECOGNITION

Carnegie Mellon Universit...


1. A method comprising:accessing a first set of sound effects from a sound effects database for a selected audio context;
transmuting a subset of sound effect data of the first set of sound effects to generate an augmented set of sound effects, wherein the sound effect data comprise data that is tightly segmented and is associated with only one sound;
casting the augmented set of sound effects into an acoustic domain based on mixing the augmented set of sound effects with at least one sound that at least one of simulates or emulates an environment associated with the acoustic domain to create projections of the augmented set of sound effects;
assembling a training data set based at least in part on the augmented set of sound effects and the projections of the augmented set of sound effects;
generating a model that recognizes at least one feature in an audio signal based at least in part on the training dataset;
deploying the model in a computing device having a microphone;
using the computing device to identify a sound of interest thereby determining an identified sound of interest, identify a location of interest associated with an environment thereby determining an identity of the location of interest, and capture a sound associated with the environment thereby creating a captured sound;
adding the identified sound of interest to the sound effects database;
using the identity of the location of interest as a feedback to tune a casting of a sound effect to the environment associated with the location of interest; and
using the captured sound to augment the training dataset.

US Pat. No. 11,069,333

ACTIVE NOISE CONTROL METHOD AND SYSTEM USING VARIABLE ACTUATOR AND SENSOR PARTICIPATION


1. A method for reducing noise in at least one monitor position in a vehicle compartment by actively controlling the power of primary noise (dm(t)) as sensed at two or more control positions in said vehicle compartment, the primary noise originating from a noise source transmitting noise (x(t)) through a respective primary path (Pm) to the respective control position, the method comprising:arranging at least one actuator in the compartment,
arranging an error sensor in each control position,
arranging at least one adaptive filter (wk(n)) per actuator,
arranging an adaptive algorithm unit providing updated filter coefficients to the at least one adaptive filter (wk(n)),
arranging at least one reference sensor providing a reference signal x(n), coherent with the noise (x(t)) from the noise source, to the at least one adaptive filter (wk(n)) and to the adaptive algorithm unit,
applying the at least one adaptive filter (wk(n)) to the reference signal (x(n)) to provide and transmit a drive signal (yk(n)) to its respective actuator,
arranging the at least one actuator to, as a response to the drive signal (yk(n)), provide and transmit a respective secondary noise (yk(t)) through a respective secondary path (Skm) between the actuator and the respective control position, arriving at the respective control position as a respective secondary anti-noise (y?m(t)),
arranging the error sensors to provide and transmit a respective error signal (em(n)), representing a sensed residual noise (em(t)) of the sensed primary noise and sensed secondary anti-noise, to the adaptive algorithm unit,
arranging an actuator and error sensor weighting device to receive signal(s) (c(n)) representing noise source operating condition(s), to determine a set of weighting factors (mpm(n), kpk(n)) for each actuator and error sensor, respectively, based on the signal(s) (c(n)) representing the noise source operating condition(s), and to transmit the determined set of weighting factors to the adaptive algorithm unit, and
arranging the adaptive algorithm unit to, based on the received set of weighting factors, provide updated filter coefficients to the at least one adaptive filter (wk(n)) to reduce the power of the residual noise (em(t)) sensed in at least one of the control positions,
Wherein the adaptive algorithm unit comprises:a filter update device,
a filtering and weighting device arranged to filter the reference signal (x(n)) with a respective secondary path digital model (??km) of the respective secondary path (Skm), update the filtered reference signal based on the received set of weighting factors, and to transmit the filtered and weighted reference signal (x?km(n)) to the filter update device,
an error sensor weighting device (10) arranged to determine respective weighted error signals (e?m(n)) by applying respective error sensor weighting factors (mpm(n)) to the respective error sensor signal (em(n)), and to transmit the weighted error signal(s) (e?m(n)) the to the filter update device,
wherein the filter update device is arranged to update the filter coefficients of the adaptive filter step wise by an iterative process using the expression:





wherein
?is the step size
k represents the kth actuator
m represents the mth error sensor
wk(n) is a vector containing the current set of filter coefficients
wk(n+1) is a vector containing the updated set of filter coefficients
x?km(n) is a vector containing a time history of the weighted and filtered reference signal x(n)
e?m(n) is the weighted error signal from the mth error sensor and
??k is the leakage factor.

US Pat. No. 11,069,332

INTERFERENCE GENERATION

Hewlett-Packard Developme...


1. A system comprising:a personal digital assistant;
a listening device of the personal digital assistant to receive voice input to control the personal digital assistant;
an interference generator integrated with the listening device to generate and audibly output a noise pattern to prevent the listening device from receiving voice input; and
an interface for the interference generator to allow a user to activate and deactivate the interference generator and to provide a visual indicator describing whether the interference generator is active,
wherein the interface accepts non-physical input to activate the interference generator but only accepts physical input to deactivate the interference generator.

US Pat. No. 11,069,331

NOISE REDUCTION FILTER FOR SIGNAL PROCESSING

PerkinElmer Health Scienc...


1. A method comprising:receiving, using a receiver, a data signal comprising a noise component and a signal component;
generating, based on the received data signal, a first data set comprising ordered pairs of intensity values that indicate intensity of the data signal and differential intensity values that indicate differential intensity of the data signal;
sorting the first data set at least by sorting the intensity values of the first data set and sorting the differential intensity values of the first data set;
applying a weighted multiplication function to the sorted first data set;
rearranging the ordered pairs in the weighted first data set to correspond to the original order of the ordered pairs in the first data set;
generating a second data set at least by adding the intensity values to their corresponding differential intensity values of the ordered pairs in the rearranged data set; and
generating an output data set at least by inserting a first intensity value of the first data set into a first position of the second data set.

US Pat. No. 11,069,330

TONE BAR OF A PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT AND ASSOCIATED CONNECTING ELEMENT

SONOR GmbH, Bad Berlebur...


1. A tone bar assembly for a percussion instrument, comprising:a tone bar having an upper side (121) and a lower side (122); and
a connecting element (13) for detachably connecting the tone bar (12) to a receptacle (15) of a body (11) of the percussion instrument,
wherein the tone bar (12) has a first recess (123) for receiving a first connecting area (131) of the connecting element (13) on the lower side (122) of the tone bar (12), and
wherein the first recess of the tone bar does not extend through the upper side of the tone bar.

US Pat. No. 11,069,329

CAPO FOR ADJUSTING PITCH OF INDIVIDUAL STRINGS


1. A capo for attachment to a neck or a head of a stringed instrument, wherein the capo is configured to be equipped with a plurality of string actuating members, wherein each string actuating member is associated with one string of the stringed instrument, wherein the string actuating member is an elongated member held to the capo by a biasing means such that said string actuating member extends through the biasing means and along an extension direction of the neck when the capo is attached to the stringed instrument, wherein said string actuating member is adjustable in a linear direction along said extension direction of the neck at the biasing means, wherein each string actuating member is separately adjustable along the length of the string, wherein the string actuating member is biased, at the biasing means, towards the string by a spring element or an elastic member, and wherein the string actuating member is adjustable at the biasing means without releasing the capo from the stringed instrument.

US Pat. No. 11,069,328

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...


1. An information processing apparatus, comprising:a housing having a front surface and a sub-surface including an operation area, the housing being capable of being held by a user;
a display section arranged on the front surface;
a pressure-sensitive sensor that detects a pressure value with respect to the sub-surface; and
a control section that identifies a status that the operation area is operated by the user and a status that the operation area is held by the user on a basis of the pressure value and executes predetermined processing on a basis of an operation by the user with respect to the operation area in a case where the status is determined that the operation area is operated,
wherein the control section determines a position in which the operation area is set in the sub-surface, and
wherein when the operation area is set at the sub-surface, the control section causes a guide showing a position in which the operation area is set to be displayed on the display section at the front surface.

US Pat. No. 11,069,327

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING FRAME REFRESH RATE OF SCREEN, APPARATUS AND STORAGE MEDIUM

BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOF...


1. A method for controlling a frame refresh rate of a screen, applied to a terminal comprising a display screen, wherein the method comprises:acquiring a first target frame rate, wherein the first target frame rate is a maximum frame refresh rate corresponding to a display scene on the terminal, and the display scene is a scene classified based on a type of a display interface on the display screen;
setting a second target frame rate as a frame refresh rate of the display screen which is not greater than the first target frame rate; and
setting the first target frame rate as the frame refresh rate of the display screen when receiving a user operation on the display interface,
wherein prior to the setting the second target frame rate as the frame refresh rate of the display screen, the method further comprises:
acquiring a picture frame rate on the display interface in real time, wherein the picture frame rate is a frequency at which a picture frame on the display interface changes; and
determining the second target frame rate based on the picture frame rate that is acquired in real time,
wherein the acquiring the picture frame rate of the display interface in real time comprises:
acquiring a refresh time of n picture frames recently displayed on the display interface, wherein n is an integer greater than or equal to 2;
acquiring a total refresh duration of the n picture frames based on the refresh time of the n picture frames; and
acquiring the picture frame rate of the display interface based on the total refresh duration of the n picture frames, and
wherein the acquiring the total refresh duration of the n picture frames based on the refresh time of the n picture frames comprises:
acquiring the total refresh duration of the n picture frames based on the refresh time of the n picture frames when a time interval between any two adjacent picture frames in the n picture frames is not greater than an interval threshold.

US Pat. No. 11,069,326

PROCESSING METHOD FOR CHARACTER STROKE AND RELATED DEVICE

SHENZHEN ROYOLE TECHNOLOG...


1. A processing method for character stroke, comprising:obtaining handwriting information of a first handwriting point and handwriting information of a second handwriting point in a character stroke of a finger or a writing instrument, the handwriting information of the first handwriting point and the handwriting information of the second handwriting point comprising coordinate information;
determining a display effect related to the first handwriting point according to the handwriting information of the first handwriting point and the handwriting information of the second handwriting point, wherein the display effect related to the first handwriting point is used to enrich display manners of the character stroke; and
rendering the display effect related to the first handwriting point within a display range of the first handwriting point.

US Pat. No. 11,069,325

CONTENT RESOLUTION ADJUSTMENT FOR PASSIVE DISPLAY DEVICES

Citrix Systems, Inc., Fo...


17. A method comprising:outputting content on a screen of a first device, said content output in a first resolution;
projecting the content from a projector onto a second screen;
determining a distance between the projector and the second screen;
calculating a size of the projected content based on the determined distance and specifications of the projector;
determining a preferred view screen resolution based on the calculated size of the projected content; and
adjusting the content on the screen of the first device to a second resolution matching the preferred view screen resolution of the content on the second screen.

US Pat. No. 11,069,324

DISPLAY DEVICE AND DISPLAY METHOD BACKGROUND OF THE DISCLOSURE

WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELEC...


1. A display device, comprising:a housing;
a display screen, which is located on a surface of the housing, includes a first displaying area and a second area;
a recognizing module which is located between the housing and the display screen;
a main control system which is located between the housing and the display screen;
wherein the first displaying area is in a non-displaying state when the main control system receives a specific signal for driving the recognizing module, and the first driving displaying area is in a displaying state when the main control system does not receive the specific signal for driving the recognizing module; and
wherein the display device further comprises a first driving chip and a second driving chip, and wherein the first driving chip is configured for receiving a first signal which is sent from the main control system and is used for driving the first displaying area to display an image, and the second driving chip is configured for receiving a second signal which is sent from the main control system and is used for driving the second displaying area to display the image.

US Pat. No. 11,069,323

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DRIVING DISPLAY BASED ON FREQUENCY OPERATION CYCLE SET DIFFERENTLY ACCORDING TO FREQUENCY

Samsung Electronics Co., ...


1. An electronic device comprising:a display;
a memory including information on a number of duty cycles per one refresh period for emitting light by pixels of the display corresponding to each of a plurality of refresh rates of the display; and
a processor,
wherein the processor is configured to control the electronic device to:perform an operation according to a first number of duty cycles based on the display operating at a first refresh rate; and

perform an operation according to a second number of duty cycles based on the display operating at a second refresh rate,
wherein the first number is less than the second number based on the first refresh rate being higher than the second refresh rate, and
wherein one refresh period includes a first porch period based on at least an operation being performed at the first refresh rate, and/or includes a second porch period different from the first porch period based on at least an operation being performed at the second refresh rate.

US Pat. No. 11,069,322

DISPLAY METHOD AND DISPLAY DEVICE, VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATION TRANSMISSION METHOD AND DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...


1. A display method, comprising:acquiring an image frame to be displayed and a corresponding binary code stream;
adjusting a grayscale value of a corresponding pixel point in the image frame to be displayed based on a grayscale adjustment information set corresponding to each code element in the binary code stream, to obtain a first image frame and a second image frame that are different from the image frame to be displayed; and
displaying the first image frame and the second image frame.

US Pat. No. 11,069,321

CONTROL METHOD

GUANGDONG XIAYE HOUSEHOLD...


1. A control method, comprising:a camera obtaining a photo analog signal or a photo digital signal of a background environment within a viewing angle range of a user,
converting the photo analog signal or the photo digital signal into digital photo data,
performing gray level analysis on the photo data to generate state parameters of the background environment within the viewing angle range of the user, and
adjusting display parameters of the display screen according to the state parameters of the background environment based on the corresponding relationship between background light and display light, and/or adjusting illumination parameters of the background light according to the state parameters of the background environment based on a preset correspondence relationship between background light and compensation light, so that the display parameters of the display screen matches with the illumination state of the background environment within the viewing angle range of the user, wherein the display parameters at least include a brightness and/or a color temperature and wherein converting the photo analog signal or the photo digital signal into digital photo data comprises:
generating a counter-compensation parameter according to type parameters of the camera and/or self-compensation parameter and converting the photo analog signal or the photo digital signal into digital photo data based on the counter-compensation parameter.

US Pat. No. 11,069,320

CHIP-ON-FILM AND DISPLAY DEVICE

HEFEI BOE DISPLAY TECHNOL...


1. A chip-on-film, comprising:a substrate,
at least one chip on the substrate,
input terminals on the substrate, wherein the input terminals are configured to receive printed-circuit-board signals, and
output terminals on the substrate, wherein the output terminals comprise data signal output sub-terminals configured to output display panel data signals, and lack an output sub-terminal configured to output a display panel scanning signal,
wherein the output terminals are arranged in a row,
wherein the output terminals further comprise Dummy output sub-terminals and Null output sub-terminals, the Dummy output sub-terminals are configured to output display panel Dummy signals and the Null output sub-terminals are in a non-contracting state, and
wherein the Dummy output sub-terminals and the Null output sub-terminals are at two ends of the row of the output terminals respectively.

US Pat. No. 11,069,319

VIDEO PLAYING METHOD, DEVICE AND STORAGE MEDIUM

BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONI...


1. A video playing method, comprising:obtaining a target video by a graphics processing unit, the target video comprising a plurality of video frames arranged in sequence;
sending sequentially the plurality of video frames to a display module by the graphics processing unit; and
for each of the video frames, receiving the video frame and playing the video frame for a target duration from a start moment of receiving the video frame, by the display module;
wherein target durations for which the display module plays at least two video frames in the target video are not equal; and
wherein for each of the video frames, the target duration is equal to a sum of a fixed duration and the duration for which the graphics processing unit completely sends the video frame to the display module, the fixed duration being equal for the plurality of video frames.

US Pat. No. 11,069,318

DRIVING CIRCUIT FOR DISPLAY PANEL

SITRONIX TECHNOLOGY CORP....


1. A driving circuit, connecting to a voltage booster circuit coupled with a storage capacitor, for a display panel, comprising:a plurality of digital-to-analog converting circuits, converting input pixel data and producing a pixel signal, respectively;
a plurality of driving units, coupled to said plurality of digital-to-analog converting circuits, respectively, producing a driving signal according to said pixel signal, and transmitting said driving signal to said display panel for displaying; and
a plurality of voltage booster units, coupled to said plurality of driving units, respectively, producing a first supply voltage, and providing said first supply voltage to said plurality of driving units, respectively;
wherein said voltage booster circuit, independent of said voltage booster units, coupled to said plurality of digital-to-analog converting circuits, and producing and providing a second supply voltage to said plurality of digital-to-analog converting circuits; and
wherein said storage capacitor is coupled to said voltage booster circuit for stabilizing said second supply voltage.

US Pat. No. 11,069,317

DISPLAY DEVICE

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...


1. A display device comprising:a plurality of first pixel sections arranged side by side at least along a column direction;
a plurality of second pixel sections arranged along a row direction and the column direction in a second pixel area located on an end side relative to a first pixel area with respect to the row direction, the first pixel sections being disposed in the first pixel area;
first image lines disposed in the first pixel area, the first image lines being connected to the first pixel sections arranged side by side along the column direction;
a plurality of second image lines disposed in the second pixel area, the second image lines being connected to the second pixel sections arranged side by side along the column direction or one of the second pixel sections;
short-circuit lines connected to the second image lines, the short-circuit lines short-circuiting the second image lines;
a first pixel drive unit disposed in the first pixel area, the first pixel drive unit driving the first pixel sections;
a plurality of second pixel drive units disposed in the second pixel area, the second pixel drive units driving the second pixel sections arranged side by side along the row direction by time division while the first pixel drive unit is driving the first pixel sections; and
an image signal supply section connected to the first image lines and the short-circuit lines, the image signal supply section supplying first image signals to the first image lines in synchronism with the first pixel drive unit driving the first pixel sections and supplying second image signals to the short-circuit lines by time division in synchronism with the second pixel drive units driving the second pixel sections arranged side by side along the row direction, wherein
the first pixel drive unit is substantially strip-shaped and extends along the column direction adjacent to a middle position with respect to the row direction and is a gate driver monolithically defined on an array substrate, and
each of the plurality of second pixel drive units are substantially strip-shaped and extend along the column direction within the plurality of second pixel sections with respect to the row direction and are gate drivers monolithically defined on the array substrate.

US Pat. No. 11,069,316

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY, DRIVING CIRCUIT AND DRIVING METHOD FOR THE LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

HKC CORPORATION LIMITED, ...


1. A liquid crystal display, comprising an array substrate, a color filter substrate facing the array substrate, and a liquid crystal layer defined between the array substrate and the color film substrate, wherein, the array substrate comprises:at least one scan line;
at least one data line, crossed with the at least one scan line;
a first pixel unit, defined at an intersection of one of the at least one data line and one of the at least one scan line, the first pixel unit comprising a first pixel electrode and a first switch component, the first pixel electrode being connected to the one of the at least one data line and the one of the at least one scan line through the first switch component;
a second pixel unit, defined at an intersection of one of the at least one data line and one of the at least one scan line, the second pixel unit comprising a second pixel electrode and a second switch component, the second pixel electrode being connected to the one of the at least one data line and the one of the at least one scan line through the second switch component;
wherein, the second pixel unit and the first pixel unit are located at two adjacent rows and share one scan line, and the first switch component and the second switch component have opposite switch states; wherein, the first pixel electrode and the second pixel electrode are respectively located at two opposite sides of the shared scan line, and respectively located at two opposite sides of a same data line; and
wherein, the first switch component is an n-type thin film transistor, and the second switch component is a p-type thin film transistor.

US Pat. No. 11,069,315

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND LIQUID CRYSTAL PROJECTOR

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...


1. An image processing device displaying image data of an image, which has predetermined resolution specified with the image data, over a plurality of fields by using a liquid crystal panel having resolution smaller than the predetermined resolution, the image processing device comprising:circuitry configured to:determine, based on a gradation level specified for one pixel of the liquid crystal panel and a gradation level specified for another pixel adjacent to the one pixel in one field, whether to perform correction of the gradation level of at least one of the one pixel and the other pixel,
cancel performing the correction in response to determining that the gradation level specified for the one pixel and the gradation level specified for the other pixel are identical to gradation levels of the one pixel and the other pixel in a field that precedes, by a plurality of fields, the one field, and
perform the correction in response to determining that the gradation level specified for the one pixel and the gradation level specified for the other pixel are not identical to the gradation levels in the field that precedes, by the plurality of fields, the one field.


US Pat. No. 11,069,314

CIRCUIT BOARD WITH INTER-INTEGRATED CIRCUIT ENCRYPTION AND DISPLAY INCLUDING THE SAME

HKC CORPORATION LIMITED, ...


1. A circuit board, applied to a display drive circuit, the display drive circuit comprising a system board, a control board, and the circuit board, the system board being connected with the control board, and the system board sending drive data to the circuit board through the control board, the circuit board comprising:a switch unit being preset with a switch-on signal and configured to connect with the system board, and connect with the control board through an integrated circuit bus,
wherein: when the control signal received from the system board is the same with the switch-on signal, the switch unit is switched on, allowing the circuit board to receive the drive data and work normally; and when the control signal received from the system board is not the same with the switch-on signal, the switch unit is switched off, stopping the circuit board from receiving the drive data and making the circuit board to stoppage of an operation,
wherein the circuit board further comprises a storage unit, and
wherein: the switch unit comprises a plurality of active switches and each of the active switches comprises an input end, an output end, and a control end; the control end of each of the active switches is configured to connect with the system board; and the input end of a first active switch is configured to connect with the control board, and the output end of a previous active switch is connected with the input end of a subsequent active switch from the first active switch, the active switches are connected accordingly until the last active switch, and the last active switch is connected with the storage unit.

US Pat. No. 11,069,313

DRIVER CIRCUIT

INNOLUX CORPORATION, Mia...


13. A display device, comprising:a driver circuit, comprising:
an output circuit including a pull-up transistor; and
a control circuit coupled to the output circuit, the control circuit including a first transistor;
wherein the pull-up transistor is a polysilicon transistor, and the first transistor is an oxide semiconductor transistor;
wherein the control circuit further includes a third transistor having a first end directly connected to a high voltage, a second end directly connected to a second control node, and a third end directly connected to a second clock signal;
wherein the third transistor is an oxide semiconductor transistor;
wherein the control circuit further includes a second transistor having a bottom gate structure, and an auxiliary transistor having a top gate structure, and the second transistor and the auxiliary transistor commonly share a gate.

US Pat. No. 11,069,312

ELECTRONIC DEVICE, DISPLAY DEVICE AND DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD

Japan Display Inc., Mina...


1. An electronic device comprising:a correction circuit, wherein
pixels comprise a first row of pixels and a second row of pixels, and
if a gray level of a video signal for the first row of pixels and a gray level of a video signal for the second row of pixels are equal to each other, a gray level of a post-correction video signal for the first row of pixels and a gray level of a post-correction video signal for the second pixels are different from each other.

US Pat. No. 11,069,311

COLORBLIND VIDEO ADAPTER


1. A colorblind video adapter comprising:a first difference amplifier (first DA) having a first DA red input line, a first DA green input line, and a first DA output line;
a second difference amplifier (second DA) having a second DA red input line, a second DA green input line, and a second DA output line;
a third difference amplifier (third DA) having a third DA red input line, a third DA red contrast input line, and a third DA red output line, wherein the first DA output line is connected to the third DA red contrast input line, wherein the first DA red input line, the second DA red input line, and the third DA red input line are connected to a circuit red input line, wherein the circuit red input line corresponds with a red RGB (red, green, blue) output signal from a RGB video output port, and wherein the third DA is configured to transmit a red signal via the third DA red output line to drive a red RGB input signal of a display device; and
a fourth difference amplifier (fourth DA) having a fourth DA green input line, a fourth DA green contrast input line, and a fourth DA green output line, wherein the second DA output line is connected to the fourth DA green contrast input line, wherein the first DA green input line, the second DA green input line, and the third DA green input line are connected to a circuit green input line, wherein the circuit green input line corresponds with a green RGB output signal from a RGB video output port, and wherein the fourth DA is configured to transmit a green signal via the fourth DA green output line to drive a green RGB input signal of the display device.

US Pat. No. 11,069,310

IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND IMAGE DISPLAY METHOD

SHARP NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIO...


1. An image display apparatus, comprising:a correction data generator that generates third correction data that is used for correcting display unevenness of the image display apparatus on a basis of first correction data that is used for correcting display unevenness resulting from the image display apparatus itself and second correction data that is used for correcting display unevenness resulting from an environment set for the image display apparatus; and
a corrector that corrects an image signal using the third correction data,
wherein the first correction data comprises data that comprises correction values used for correcting pixels that correspond to a plurality of first correction points in an image based on the image signal,
wherein the second correction data comprises data that comprises correction values used for correcting pixels that correspond to second correction points in the image based on the image signal, a number of the second correction points being smaller than a number of the first correction points, and
wherein the correction data generator comprises a data interpolator that derives the second correction data for correction points that correspond to same positions as the first correction points by interpolating correction values that correspond to the second correction points.

US Pat. No. 11,069,309

REDUCING THE POWER CONSUMPTION OF HIGH-DYNAMIC RANGE (HDR) DISPLAYS VIA BUCK-BOOST CONVERSION

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


1. An Information Handling System (IHS), comprising:an embedded controller (EC); and
a memory coupled to the EC, the memory having program instructions stored thereon that, upon execution, cause the EC to:determine a characteristic of a display having a backlight;
determine that the display is operating in a standard dynamic range (SDR) mode with a frame rate;
control a buck-boost converter by application of a scalar value to an input voltage from at least one power source to provide an output voltage to the backlight based upon the frame rate; and
at least one of:(i) determine that the display has: (a) switched to a high-dynamic range (HDR) mode and (b) maintained the frame rate, and, in response, double the output voltage; or
(ii) determine that the display has: (a) switched to HDR mode and (b) doubled the frame rate, and, in response, quadruple the output voltage.



US Pat. No. 11,069,308

PIXEL UNIT, DISPLAY METHOD THEREOF AND DISPLAY PANEL

CHONGQING BOE OPTOELECTRO...


1. A pixel unit, comprising a display region and a non-display region, further comprising:a first substrate and a second substrate;
a fluid layer, disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, wherein a fluid is disposed in the fluid layer, and a flow of the fluid is controllable; and
a control structure, disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate and configured to control the flow of the fluid,
wherein the fluid is an electromagnetic fluid, the fluid layer is an electromagnetic fluid layer, and the fluid is a non-transparent magnetic liquid and includes a magnetic particle, a base fluid and an active, agent.

US Pat. No. 11,069,307

SPLICED DISPLAY DEVICE AND BACKLIGHT CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR

BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHN...


1. A backlight control method for a spliced display device comprising a plurality of display modules, the display modules including respective backlight modules, each backlight module comprising a plurality of backlight partitions, including a first backlight partition located at edge of a corresponding backlight module of the backlight modules, the method comprising:for a first backlight partition of a backlight module:obtaining an initial brightness value and a reference brightness value for the first backlight partition, wherein the reference brightness value is a preset brightness value or an initial brightness value of a backlight partition other than the first backlight partition;
adjusting the initial brightness value of the first backlight partition according to the reference brightness value to obtain an adjusted brightness value for the first backlight partition; and
controlling brightness of the first backlight partition according to the adjusted brightness value;

wherein adjusting the initial brightness value of the first backlight partition comprises:
calculating the adjusted brightness value of the first backlight partition according to a formula: a1=a0*[1?(a0?b0)/(a0+b0)],wherein a1 is the adjusted brightness value of the first backlight partition, a0 is the initial brightness value of the first backlight partition and b0 is the reference brightness value.


US Pat. No. 11,069,306

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

LENOVO (BEIJING) CO., LTD...


1. An electronic device, comprising:a display device, configured to output emitted light of corresponding displayed content according to a display signal, wherein:the emitted light is configured to allow the displayed content to be perceivable to a viewer,
ambient light outside the electronic device is able to be incident on the display device along a direction opposite to the emitted light; and
the display device having an optical module that has a first mode and a second mode, wherein the first mode has a first focal length, the second mode has a second focal length,

a detector, configured to acquire detection data;
a processing unit, configured to determine whether a first condition is met according to the detection data and generate a control instruction in response to the first condition being met; and
wherein the electronic device is configured to convert the optical module from the first mode to the second mode to reduce an influence of the ambient light on the display device under the control instruction.

US Pat. No. 11,069,305

DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...


1. A display device comprising:a display portion with a plurality of pixels disposed thereon for image display;
a driver circuit configured to drive the pixels based on an externally provided input image signal;
a backlight unit configured to backlight the pixels and disposed on a back side of the display portion; and
a PWM signal generation circuit configured to receive a backlight control signal and generate a PWM signal in accordance with the backlight control signal such that the backlight unit is driven with a luminance controlled by the PWM signal, wherein,
the PWM signal generation circuit divides a plurality of horizontal periods corresponding to a horizontal synchronization signal to be used for displaying an image for one frame, into a plurality of group periods each consisting of two or more horizontal periods, and generates the PWM signal such that the PWM signal is equal in frequency to the horizontal synchronization signal when the two or more horizontal periods included in each group period are regarded as one horizontal period, and such that the PWM signal is randomly modified every group period in terms of a time at which to change the PWM signal from an OFF level at which the backlight unit is turned off to an ON level at which the backlight unit is lit up, and
the PWM signal generation circuit includes:
a pseudorandom number generation circuit configured to artificially generate a random number every group period; and
a timing determination circuit configured to determine a time at which to change the PWM signal from the OFF level to the ON level for each group period, based on the random number generated by the pseudorandom number generation circuit.

US Pat. No. 11,069,304

LIGHT SOURCE APPARATUS AND DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....


1. A light source apparatus comprising:a light source comprising a plurality of scan blocks, each scan block comprising a plurality of local dimming blocks; and
a light source driver comprising a plurality of channels configured to output light source driving signals to the local dimming blocks,
wherein each light source driving signal comprises a light source intensity value representing a light intensity of a local dimming block from among the plurality of local dimming blocks and a delay value representing a degree of a delay of the local dimming block,
wherein the delay value is determined by a scan delay value varied according to the plurality of scan blocks and a delay parameter, and
wherein the delay value of the light source driving signal corresponds to a distance between a falling edge of the light source driving signal applied to a first scan block and a falling edge of the light source driving signal applied to a present scan block.

US Pat. No. 11,069,303

ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....


1. An organic light-emitting display device configured to be driven, with one frame comprising a first period, a second period contiguous with the first period, a third period, and a fourth period, in order, the organic light-emitting display device being driven in order from the first period to the fourth period, comprising:a first power supply configured to supply a first driving power source, the first driving power source having a constant first voltage during the first period and the fourth period and a constant second voltage lower than the first voltage during the second period and the third period;
a second power supply configured to supply a second driving power source, the second driving power source having a constant third voltage during the first to third periods and a constant fourth voltage lower than the third voltage during the fourth period; and
pixels coupled to scan lines and data lines,
wherein a pixel disposed on an i-th (where i is a natural number) horizontal line and an m-th (where m is a natural number) vertical line comprises:an organic light-emitting diode;
a first transistor coupled between the first driving power source and an anode electrode of the organic light-emitting diode, and comprising a gate electrode connected to a first node;
a second transistor coupled between an m-th data line and the first node, and comprising a gate electrode connected to an i-th scan line; and
a storage capacitor coupled between the first node and the anode electrode of the organic light-emitting diode, and
wherein, in the first period, the first transistor is turned on by a reference voltage supplied to the m-th data and the first voltage is supplied to the anode electrode of the organic light-emitting diode through the first transistor, which is turned on.


US Pat. No. 11,069,302

DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING EXTENDED CONNECTING LINES

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....


1. A display apparatus comprising:a substrate comprising a display area and a peripheral area at least partially surrounding the display area, wherein the peripheral area comprises a pad area;
a data line disposed in the display area; and
a first connecting line disposed in the display area and connected to the data line, the first connecting line transmitting a signal from a pad of the pad area to the data line,
wherein the display area comprises a dummy area adjacent to a boundary between the display area and the peripheral area,
wherein the first connecting line comprises a first portion disposed within the display area, extending from an edge of the display area adjacent to the pad area in a direction away from the peripheral area, and a second portion disposed within the display area and bent with respect to the first portion and extending towards a corner of the edge of the display area,
wherein the second portion is connected to the data line in the dummy area.

US Pat. No. 11,069,301

DISPLAY DEVICE

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


1. A display device, comprising:a gate driver configured to drive gate lines of a panel;
a data driver configured to drive data lines of the panel;
a timing controller configured to control operations of the gate driver and the data driver; and
a level shifter integrated circuit (IC) configured to receive a plurality of control signals from the timing controller, and generate and output a plurality gate control signals for controlling driving of the gate driver,
wherein the plurality of control signals include a gate start pulse, an on clock and an off clock, and
wherein the level shifter IC stores the on clock and the off clock in buffers based on one or more control signals from the timing controller, generates a plurality of scan clocks by logically processing the on clock and the off clock, and outputs the plurality of scan clocks to the gate driver,
wherein the level shifter IC comprises a scan clock generator, and
wherein the scan clock generator comprises:
a first multiplexer (MUX) configured to selectively output any one of an on clock of a current horizontal period received from the timing controller and an on clock of a previous horizontal period buffered by a first buffer based on a previous data rewrite (PDRW) control signal, the output of the first MUX being based on the gate start pulse, the on clock and the off clock;
a second MUX configured to selectively output any one of an off clock of a current horizontal period received from the timing controller and an off clock of a previous horizontal period buffered by a second buffer based on the PDRW control signal, the output of the second MUX being based on the gate start pulse, the on clock and the off clock;
a logic processor configured to generate the plurality of scan clocks by logically processing the on clock and the off clock output respectively by the first MUX and the second MUX; and
a level shifter configured to level-shift the plurality of scan clocks and output the level-shifted scan clocks to the gate driver.

US Pat. No. 11,069,300

DISPLAY DRIVING CIRCUIT, METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...


1. A display driving circuit for driving a plurality of light-emitting devices arranged in an array, the display driving circuit comprising:a plurality of pixel driving sub-circuits, wherein each of the plurality of pixel driving sub-circuits is configured to drive a light-emitting device electrically coupled thereto, wherein the plurality of pixel driving sub-circuits are divided into at least one group of pixel driving sub-circuits, wherein:each group of pixel driving sub-circuits among the at least one group of pixel driving sub-circuits is electrically coupled to receive the same scanning signal, and comprises at least two rows of pixel driving sub-circuits; and
all the pixel driving sub-circuits in each group of pixel driving sub-circuits are electrically coupled to receive respective data signals, so that when any group of pixel driving sub-circuits is active under control of the scanning signal, respective data signals are written into the group of pixel driving sub-circuits simultaneously;

wherein the display driving circuit further comprises a light-emitting control sub-circuit configured to receive a light-emitting control signal, and drive all of the plurality of light-emitting devices to emit light simultaneously under control of the light-emitting control signal.

US Pat. No. 11,069,299

GATE DRIVER AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....


1. A gate driver comprising:clock signal lines respectively transferring clock signals, at least two of the clock signals having the same phase and pulse width and being independent from each other; and
gate driving units electrically connected to the clock signal lines, respectively, and configured to sequentially generate gate signals having a multi-clock pulse based on the clock signals,
wherein the clock signal lines transfer clock signals to respective gate driving units,
wherein the at least two of the clock signals having the same phase and pulse width and being independent from each other are applied to different gate driving units and are not applied to a same gate driving unit,
wherein a (6n+1)th gate driving unit among the gate driving units generates a (6n+1)th gate signal based on a first clock signal having a logic low level in a first period and a logic high level in a second period, where n is a positive integer,
wherein a (6n+2)th gate driving unit adjacent to the (6n+1)th gate driving unit generates a (6n+2)th gate signal based on a second clock signal having a logic high level in the first period and a logic low level in the second period, and
wherein a (6n+3)th gate driving unit adjacent to the (6n+2)th gate driving unit generates a (6n+3)th gate signal based on a third clock signal having a logic low level in the first period and a logic high level in the second period, the third clock signal and the first clock signal being provided to the respective gate driving units through different clock signal lines.

US Pat. No. 11,069,298

DRIVING CIRCUIT, DISPLAY PANEL, DRIVING METHOD AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE Technology Group Co.,...


1. A driving circuit, comprising: a pixel circuit and a plurality of light emitting devices; the pixel circuit comprises: a data control circuit, a light emitting control circuit and a driving transistor, whereinthe data control circuit is configured to supply a signal of a data signal terminal to a gate of the driving transistor under signal control of a scanning signal terminal, and supply a signal of a reference voltage signal terminal to the gate of the driving transistor under signal control of a reset signal terminal;
the light emitting control circuit is configured to electrically connect the plurality of light emitting devices to a second electrode of the driving transistor in a time-sharing manner under signal control of a plurality of light emitting control signal terminals; and
a first electrode of the driving transistor is electrically connected with a power voltage terminal;
wherein the scanning signal terminal comprises a first subscanning signal terminal and a second subscanning signal terminal; and the data control circuit comprises: a first switching transistor, a second switching transistor, a third switching transistor and a first capacitor;
a first terminal of the first switching transistor is electrically connected to the data signal terminal, a control terminal of the first switching transistor is electrically connected to the first subscanning signal terminal, and a second terminal of the first switching transistor is electrically connected to the gate of the driving transistor;
a first terminal of the second switching transistor is electrically connected to the data signal terminal, a control terminal of the second switching transistor is electrically connected to the second subscanning signal terminal, and a second terminal of the second switching transistor is electrically connected to the gate of the driving transistor;
a first terminal of the third switching transistor is electrically connected to the gate of the driving transistor, a control terminal of the third switching transistor is electrically connected to the reset signal terminal, and a second terminal of the third switching transistor is directly connected to the reference voltage signal terminal; and
a first terminal of the first capacitor is electrically connected to the gate of the driving transistor, and a second terminal of the first capacitor is directly connected to the reference voltage signal terminal.

US Pat. No. 11,069,297

PIXEL CIRCUIT AND METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME, DISPLAY PANEL, AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONI...


1. A pixel circuit, comprising a writing sub-circuit, a driving sub-circuit, a compensation sub-circuit, a light-emitting control sub-circuit and an initialization sub-circuit, whereinthe writing sub-circuit is electrically connected to a data signal terminal, a scanning signal terminal, and the driving sub-circuit, and in a writing and compensation period in an image frame the writing sub-circuit is configured to write a data signal from the data signal terminal to the driving sub-circuit in response to a scanning signal from the scanning signal terminal;
the compensation sub-circuit is electrically connected to the scanning signal terminal and the driving sub-circuit, and in the writing and compensation period in the image frame the compensation sub-circuit is configured to compensate the driving sub-circuit for a threshold voltage in response to the scanning signal;
the light-emitting control sub-circuit is electrically connected to a light-emitting signal terminal and a second voltage terminal, and is electrically connected to a first voltage terminal through a light-emitting device, and in a light-emitting period in the image frame the light-emitting control sub-circuit is configured to turn on a circuit between the first voltage terminal and the second voltage terminal in response to a light-emitting signal from the light-emitting signal terminal;
the driving sub-circuit is electrically connected to the light-emitting control sub-circuit and the light-emitting device, and in the light-emitting period in the image frame the driving sub-circuit is configured to drive the light-emitting device to emit light according to the written data signal; and
the initialization sub-circuit is electrically connected to a first reset signal terminal, a second reset signal terminal, an initialization voltage terminal, the second voltage terminal, the driving sub-circuit, and the light-emitting device, wherein
in an initialization period in the image frame and before the scanning signal is received by the scanning signal terminal, the initialization sub-circuit is configured to transmit an initialization voltage signal from the initialization voltage terminal to the driving sub-circuit and the light-emitting device in response to a first reset signal from the first reset signal terminal, and to transmit a second voltage signal from the second voltage terminal to the driving sub-circuit in response to a second reset signal from the second reset signal terminal; and
in the writing and compensation period in the image frame and before the scanning signal is received by the scanning signal terminal, the initialization sub-circuit is configured to transmit the initialization voltage signal to the driving sub-circuit and the light-emitting device in response to the first reset signal.

US Pat. No. 11,069,296

REGULATING DEVICE AND REGULATING METHOD FOR GRAY SCALE VOLTAGE, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

Chengdu BOE Optoelectroni...


1. A regulating device for a gray scale voltage, comprising:a voltage dividing circuit configured to generate a gray scale voltage according to a first input voltage and a second input voltage to generate a predetermined number of gray scale steps for all display brightness;
a first voltage regulator, wherein the first voltage regulator is a voltage amplifier and is configured to amplify a first fixed voltage with a first reference voltage to output the first input voltage, and the first fixed voltage is used to determine an amplification gain of the first voltage regulator; and
a second voltage regulator, wherein the second voltage regulator is a voltage amplifier regulator and is configured to amplify a second fixed voltage with a second reference voltage to output the second input voltage, and the second fixed voltage is used to determine an amplification gain of the second voltage regulator.