US Pat. No. 10,213,324

MINIMUM JERK SWING CONTROL FOR ASSISTIVE DEVICE

Rehabilitation Institute ...

1. A method for control of an assistive device, comprising:a. computing a first set of coefficients of a first polynomial function, to determine at least one angle position for an ankle joint of the assistive device when the assistive device is in a swing phase;
b. computing a second set of coefficients of a second polynomial function and a third set of coefficients of a third polynomial function, to determine at least one angle position for a knee joint of the assistive device when the assistive device is in the swing phase;
c. determining the at least one angle position for the knee joint and determining the at least one angle position for the ankle joint; and
d. setting the ankle joint to the determined ankle position and setting the knee joint to the determined knee position;
wherein the second polynomial function determines the angle position for the knee joint during a first portion of the swing phase and the third polynomial function determines the angle position for the knee joint during a second portion of the swing phase;
wherein the first portion of the swing phase is defined by a period from the beginning of the swing phase to a maximum knee flexion position; and
wherein the second portion of the swing phase is defined by a period from the end of the first portion of the swing phase to the end of the swing phase.

US Pat. No. 10,213,321

BONE FUSION SYSTEM, DEVICE AND METHOD INCLUDING DELIVERY APPARATUS

Neuropro Technologies, In...

1. A bone fusion system for inserting material into a bone fusion device in a desired location, the system comprising:a bone fusion device having a body with one or more device channels, a positioning element having a positioning aperture and one or more extendable tabs, wherein manipulation of the positioning element enables the tabs to be extended away from the body; and
a delivery apparatus comprising a docking rod and a delivery member having an elongated hollow shaft that leads to an exit aperture, wherein a tip of the docking rod detachably couples to the bone fusion device within the positioning aperture and the delivery member detachably couples with the docking rod such that the exit aperture aligns with one of the device channels when the rod is coupled to the bone fusion device,
wherein the delivery member includes a funneling chamber having a threaded chamber end, wherein the elongated hollow shaft provides a path from the funneling chamber to the exit aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,213,316

PROSTHESIS

SWEMAC INNOVATION AB, (S...

1. Wrist prosthesis for replacement of a wrist joint (arthroplasty), and subsequently for arthrodesis of the wrist joint,wherein the prosthesis (1) comprises two elongated prosthesis members (2, 3) which each is configured for attachment thereof to at least one of the bones at the joint,
wherein one of the prosthesis members (2) comprises a first screw-like attachment member (4) which is configured for attachment to at least one of the bones at the joint and the other prosthesis member (3) comprises a second screw-like attachment member (5) which is configured for attachment to at least one other bone at the joint, and
wherein said one prosthesis member (2) originally comprises a socket member (6) and said other prosthesis member (3) originally comprises a head member (7),
wherein said socket member (6) is configured with an attachment pin (16) which is insertable into a hole (8) in the first screw-like attachment member (4) for attachment of the socket member therein,
wherein said head member (7) is configured with an attachment pin (19) which is insertable into a hole (9) in the second screw-like attachment member (5) for attachment of the head member therein,
wherein the hole (9) in the second screw-like attachment member (5) is configured to define a press fit with the attachment pin (19) of the head member (7),
wherein the hole (8) in the first screw-like attachment member (4) is configured to define a press fit with the attachment pin (16) of the socket member (6) and at least partly threaded (14) to subsequently permit, after removal of the socket member (6) during arthrodesis, securing by screwing in said hole of a locking member (33c) which is configured to cooperate with a lockable member (34c),
wherein said one prosthesis member (2) further comprises a locking member (33c) and said other prosthesis member (3) further comprises a lockable member (34c),
wherein the locking member (33c) is configured with an attachment portion (16c) which is insertable into said hole (8) in said first screw-like attachment member (4) for subsequent attachment or location of the locking member therein when the socket member (6) is removed from the first screw-like attachment member (4),
wherein the lockable member (34c) is configured with an attachment portion (19c) which is insertable into said hole (9) in said second screw-like attachment member (5) for subsequent attachment or location of the lockable member therein when the head member (7) is removed from the second screw-like attachment member (5),
wherein the locking member (33c) is also configured with a locking portion (37c) which is connected to the attachment portion (16c) and configured for fixation or attachment of the lockable member (34c) thereto, and wherein the attachment portion (16c) is configured with a hole (38c) which extends through said attachment portion and in the longitudinal direction thereof for insertion therein of a partly threaded attachment means (39c) for tightening or securing by screwing the locking member (33c) to the first screw-like attachment member (4) by bringing said attachment means (39c) to cooperate with a threaded portion (14c) of the hole (8) in said first screw-like attachment member (4),
wherein the locking portion (37c) of the locking member (33c) is substantially U-shaped and comprises two shanks (40c) with two holes (41c, 42c) provided in each shank (40c) opposite each other and substantially in line in the longitudinal direction of the locking portion (37c), whereby one hole (41c) is configured for a locking means (43c) for fixation or attachment of the lockable member (34c) to the locking member (33c) and whereby the other hole (42c) is configured for a pivoting axis member (44c) about which the lockable member can pivot for adjustable setting thereof relative to the locking member,
wherein the lockable member (34c) comprises a lockable portion (45c) which is configured for insertion between the shanks (40c) of the locking portion (37c) of the locking member (33c), wherein the lockable portion (45c) is configured with a curved long-hole (46c) for said locking means (43c) that extends transversely therethrough, and with a hole (47c), also extending transversely through said lockable portion, for the pivoting axis member (44c) about which the lockable member (34c) can pivot for adjustable setting thereof relative to the locking member, and wherein at insertion of the lockable portion (45c) between the shanks (40c) of the locking portion (37c) of the locking member (33c), portions of the long-hole (46c) are brought in line with the holes (41c) in said shanks to allow the locking means (43c) to pass through the long-hole (46c) and the holes (41c) for fixation or attachment of the lockable portion to the locking portion of the locking member and the hole (47c) for the pivoting axis member (44c) is brought in line with the holes (42c) for said pivoting axis member (44c) in said shanks,
wherein said lockable member (34c) is configured for adjustable setting thereof relative to the locking member (33c) and for fixation thereof, in set position, to the locking member, and
wherein one prosthesis member (2) is configured for attachment to the radius (25) and the other prosthesis member (3) is configured for attachment to one of the bones (27) of the carpus (26) and a metacarpal bone (28).

US Pat. No. 10,213,294

APPARATUS FOR USE IN A SURGICAL PROCEDURE

KELLER MEDICAL, INC., St...

1. An apparatus for use in a surgical procedure, the apparatus comprising:a flexible sleeve comprising: a first end region and a second end region, the flexible sleeve being tapered such that a width of the second end region is relatively smaller than a width of the first end region; an interior surface that forms an interior cavity, the interior cavity being sized to receive a filled breast implant; and a dry lubricant on the interior surface, the dry lubricant being activatable by moisture,
wherein the flexible sleeve comprises indicia for cutting the flexible sleeve, the indicia indicating dimensions for accommodating different implant sizes, and
wherein the flexible sleeve is manipulatable such that, when the filled breast implant is positioned within the interior cavity, a manually applicable directional pressure causes the filled breast implant to extrude from the second end region.

US Pat. No. 10,213,273

DRILL LIMIT SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USING SAME

Implant Direct Sybron Int...

1. A drill limit system for providing a drill stop with a drill bit, comprising:a holder including at least one drill stop positioned on the holder and configured to receive at least one drill bit therethrough, wherein the at least one drill stop has a first state in which the at least one drill bit is configured to be movable relative to the at least one drill stop and a second state in which the at least one drill stop is configured to be secured to the at least one drill bit; and
a platform operatively coupled to the holder and having a surface configured to engage a tip end of the at least one drill bit,
wherein the holder and the platform are movable relative to each other such that the position of the at least one drill stop relative to the at least one drill bit may be selectively varied in order to locate the at least one drill stop at a desired position on the at least one drill bit, wherein the platform is configured to be vertically stationary and the holder is configured to be movable relative to the platform, and wherein rotation of the holder causes vertical movement of the holder relative to the platform.

US Pat. No. 10,213,258

MEDICAL LASER SYSTEM

Lymol Medical, Inc., Wob...

1. A medical laser system, comprising:a crystal-based laser;
a pointer laser;
a power supply for powering the crystal-based laser and the pointer laser;
a controller operably connected to the crystal-based laser, the pointer laser, and the power supply; and
a memory operably connected to the controller;
wherein the controller is programmed to:
(a) selectively activate the crystal-based laser to cause a laser light emission by adjustably controlling power supplied by the power supply to the crystal-based laser responsive to a user activation input;
(b) selectively activate the pointer laser to cause a pointer laser light emission by adjustably controlling power supplied by the power supply to the pointer laser responsive to a user activation input; and
(c) record data in the memory in connection with treatment of a patient, said data indicating the total exposure of the patient to radiation emitted by the crystal-based laser and the pointer laser during activation thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,213,188

HIGH VOLTAGE SWITCHING CIRCUIT AND ULTRASOUND PROBE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An ultrasound probe comprising:a transducer; and
a voltage switching circuit configured to control a signal received by the transducer by blocking a signal which has a potential that is greater than a reference potential,
wherein the voltage switching circuit comprises at least one main switching device connected to at least one current source, and a control circuit configured to control a potential difference between respective terminals of each of the at least one main switching device by receiving current from the at least one current source such that the potential difference is within a predetermined range,
wherein the control circuit comprises a first voltage switching device, a second voltage switching device, and a third voltage switching device,
wherein the first voltage switching device and the second voltage switching device are configured to operate in a first voltage range, and
wherein the third voltage switching device is configured to operate in a second voltage range higher than the first voltage range.

US Pat. No. 10,213,182

DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR ASSESSING A VESSEL UTILIZING ANGLED FLOW-SENSING ELEMENTS

VOLCANO CORPORATION, San...

1. A system comprising:a flow-sensing intravascular device that includes:
a flexible elongate member having a proximal portion, a distal portion terminating at a distal tip, and a central longitudinal axis, the flexible elongate member sized and shaped for insertion into human vasculature;
a flow sensing element secured to the distal tip of the flexible elongate member, wherein the flow sensing element is fixedly mounted in a forward facing manner at an oblique angle with respect to the central longitudinal axis of the flexible elongate member;
a pressure sensing element spaced from the flow sensing element and secured to the flexible elongate member proximal to the flow sensing element; and
a rotational monitor configured to determine a rotational position of the flow sensing element; and
a processing unit in communication with the flow-sensing intravascular device and the rotational monitor, the processing unit configured to:
obtain flow measurements from the flow-sensing intravascular device;
determine whether the flow sensing element is oriented toward a wall of a vessel based on the obtained flow measurements;
receive, from the rotational monitor, a communication of the rotational position of the flow sensing element;
output a visual representation of the obtained flow measurements to a display; and
output a visual indication to the display indicating an amount of rotation of the flexible elongate member to cause the flow sensing element to be oriented away from the wall of the vessel, wherein the amount is based on the communication of the rotational position of the flow sensing element provided by the rotational monitor.

US Pat. No. 10,213,180

MULTIPLE-DIMENSION IMAGING SENSOR WITH OPERATION BASED ON MAGNETIC FIELD DETECTION

DENTAL IMAGING TECHNOLOGI...

1. An imaging system comprising:an intra-oral imaging sensor including an image sensing component and a magnetometer; and
an electronic processor configured to
receive an output of the magnetometer indicative of an actual magnetic field that impinges the intra-oral imaging sensor,
compare data indicative of the actual magnetic field based on the output of the magnetometer to data indicative of a first expected magnetic field, wherein the data indicative of the first expected magnetic field includes data indicative of a magnetic field applied by a permanent magnetic positioned proximal to an imaging sensor storage compartment when the intra-oral imaging sensor is placed in the imaging sensor storage compartment for storage, and
alter operation of the imaging system in response to determining, based on the comparison, that the actual magnetic field matches the first expected magnetic field.

US Pat. No. 10,213,148

SPINAL CORD STIMULATION GUIDANCE SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE

Pacesetter, Inc., Sylmar...

1. A method for modeling patient-specific spinal cord stimulation (SCS), the method comprising:acquiring impedance and evoked compound action potential (ECAP) signals with a neuro-stimulation system coupled to a lead positioned proximate to a spinal cord (SC), wherein the lead includes at least one electrode;
utilizing a processor, when executing programmed instructions, to perform the following operations:
determining a patient-specific anatomical model based on the impendence and ECAP signals;
transforming a dorsal column (DC) map template based on a DC boundary of the patient-specific anatomical model; and
mapping the transformed DC map template to the patient-specific anatomical model.

US Pat. No. 10,213,142

USING MONTE CARLO AND ITERATIVE TECHNIQUES TO DETERMINE TISSUE OXYGEN SATURATION

ViOptix, Inc., Newark, C...

1. A method comprising:providing a tissue oximetry device comprising a housing, wherein the tissue oximetry device is self-contained and comprises a sensor tip comprising a set of light sources, a plurality of detectors, memory, and a processor, the source and detectors are separated by predetermined distances, and the memory stores a set of simulated reflectance curves, each simulated reflectance curve of the set of simulated reflectance curves is based on a simulation of light reflected from simulated tissue, and simulated data points of simulated reflectance intensities of the simulated reflectance curves are for the predetermined distances between the source and detectors;
transforming electrical signals generated by the processor into light using the light sources;
using the set of light sources of the tissue oximetry device, emitting the light having at least two wavelengths into tissue;
using the plurality of detectors of the tissue oximetry device, detecting light reflected in response to the light emitted into the tissue;
transforming the detected light into electrical signal using the detectors, wherein the electrical signals correspond to reflectance data points for the tissue;
generating the digital reflectance data points for the tissue based on the electrical signals;
from the simulated data points, for the simulated reflectance intensities for the predetermined distances between the source and detectors, for the set of simulated reflectance curves stored in a memory of the tissue oximetry device, selecting, by the processor housed in the housing, a first selected simulated reflectance curve from the set of simulated reflectance curves stored in the memory to form a coarse grid of the set of simulated reflectance curves;
from the simulated data points, for the simulated reflectance intensities for the predetermined distances between the source and detectors, for the set of simulated reflectance curves stored in a memory of the tissue oximetry device, selecting, by the processor housed in the housing, a second selected simulated reflectance curve from the set of simulated reflectance curves stored in the memory to form the coarse grid of the set of simulated reflectance curves, wherein the second selected simulated reflectance curve is a first interval value away from the first simulated reflectance curve;
from the simulated data points, for the simulated reflectance intensities for the predetermined distances between the source and detectors, for the set of simulated reflectance curves stored in a memory of the tissue oximetry device, selecting, by the processor housed in the housing, a third selected simulated reflectance curve from the set of simulated reflectance curves stored in the memory to form the coarse grid of the set of simulated reflectance curves, wherein the third selected simulated reflectance curve is a second interval value away from the second simulated reflectance curve;
forming, by the processor housed in the housing, a first subset of simulated reflectance curves comprising the first, second, and third simulated reflectance curves, wherein the first subset is based on the coarse grid of the set of simulated reflectance curves stored in the memory and having the first and second interval values in the set of simulated reflectance curves stored in the memory;
using the processor of the tissue oximetry device, calculating a closest fitting of the digital reflectance data points to a closest fit curve of the first subset of simulated reflectance curves;
based on the closest fit curve, forming, by the processor housed in the housing, a second subset of simulated reflectance curves from the set of simulated reflectance curves, wherein the second subset is based on a fine grid;
using the closest fit curve and second subset of simulated reflectance curves, calculating a set of absorption coefficients and a set of scattering coefficients for the reflectance data points;
using the processor of the tissue oximetry device, calculating an oxygen saturation value for the tissue based on the set of absorption coefficients and disregarding the scattering coefficients when calculating the oxygen saturation value; and
outputting an indication of the oxygen saturation value at an interface of the tissue oximetry device.

US Pat. No. 10,213,089

WASHING AGENT DISPENSER FOR A WASHING MACHINE, IN PARTICULAR A DISHWASHER

ELBI INTERNATIONAL S.P.A....

1. A washing agent dispenser for a dishwasher, comprisinga casing defining at least a receptacle adapted to receive an amount of washing agent,
a cover displaceable relative to the casing between an opening position and a closing position in which it opens and closes said receptacle, respectively; the cover carrying a gasket made of an elastic material, adapted to sealingly close said receptacle in said closing position of the cover; and
a retaining mechanism including:
a retaining member movably mounted in the casing, and
a hooking member movably mounted in the cover and adapted to cooperate with the retaining member such that when the cover closes the receptacle the hooking member is kept, by an associated resilient member carried by the cover, in a condition of engagement with the retaining member, maintaining the cover in the closing position;
said hooking member being disengageable from the retaining member either manually or by means of an actuator associated with said retaining member;
wherein the resilient member associated with the hooking member carried by the cover comprises an appendage integrally formed with and extending from said elastic sealing gasket, said appendage of the gasket being interposed between the cover and said hooking member.

US Pat. No. 10,213,058

INTEGRATED EMERGENCY WASH AND SHOWER SYSTEM

Magarl, LLC, Naples, FL ...

1. An emergency water washing system, comprising:at least one spray assembly having an inlet, said spray assembly having an outlet upwardly directable;
a showerhead assembly located above said spray assembly and having an inlet, said showerhead assembly having an outlet directed generally downward;
a mixing valve assembly including a thermostatically controlled cartridge valve within a body, the body having a hot water inlet, a cold water inlet, and at least two tempered water outlets, said body including a first internal pocket adapted and configured to accept therein said thermostatic cartridge valve and water from said inlets and a second internal pocket adapted and configured to provide tempered water to said outlets, said cartridge valve being in fluid communication with the hot water inlet and cold water inlet and operating to mix the hot water and cold water and provide tempered water to said tempered water outlets;
wherein one of said tempered water outlets provides tempered water to the inlet of said spray assembly, and the other of said tempered water outlets provides tempered water to the inlet of said showerhead assembly, said other tempered water outlet being horizontally oriented and the portion of the body surrounding the second internal pocket provides cantilevered structural support to said showerhead assembly and provides fluid communication to said spray assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,213,036

ADAPTIVE HAND TO MOUTH MOVEMENT DETECTION DEVICE

Brigham Young University,...

1. A hand to mouth bite counting device, comprising:a sensing device included in a housing, the sensing device continuously collecting data corresponding to a sensed movement of at least some portion of an arm of a user;
a processor operably coupled to the sensing device to determine whether data collected by the sensing device throughout the sensed movement corresponds to a bite of food taken by the user; and
an interface device operably coupled to the processor, the interface device providing for communication between the user and the processor,
wherein a set of attributes are derived from the data collected by the sensing device, the set of attributes defining the sensed movement from an initial point at which the sensed movement is initially sensed to a terminal point at which the sensed movement has terminated, the set of attributes including at least one of a spectral entropy characteristic of the sensed movement, a signal energy characteristic of the sensed movement, or a mean acceleration of the sensed movement.

US Pat. No. 10,212,958

METHOD FOR PRODUCING STABILIZED WHOLE WHEAT FLOUR

Intercontinental Great Br...

1. A method for producing stabilized flour, the method comprising:tempering whole grains having bran, germ, and endosperm with an aqueous solution of a lipase inhibitor to inhibit lipase in the bran and germ to form treated whole grains; and
milling the treated whole grains to obtain a stabilized whole grain flour having a pH of 4.4 to 5.8 and comprising about 0.1 moles to about 5.0 moles of inhibitor per 100 lbs of stabilized whole grain flour, and having a free fatty acid content of less than about 4200 ppm when stored at 100° F. for 30 days,
wherein the lipase inhibitor comprises an acidic component, the acidic component comprising at least one acid selected from the group consisting of organic acids and inorganic acids, the concentration of the lipase inhibitor during tempering is from about 0.8 molar to about 7 molar, and the amount of the inhibitor during tempering is from about 0.1 moles to about 5.0 moles of inhibitor per 100 lbs of whole grains, and
wherein the lipase inhibitor is absorbed by the whole grains during tempering and is retained in the stabilized whole grain flour after milling.

US Pat. No. 10,212,891

GARDENING SHEAR

Jiin Haur Industrial Co. ...

1. A gardening shear comprising a first blade, a second blade, a first handle, and a second handle,wherein the first blade has a first cutting portion, and a first through hole and a second through hole respectively penetrate a middle portion and a lower portion of the first blade; the second through hole is located adjacent to one lateral side of the lower portion of the first blade, and a pivot portion laterally protruding from the other lateral side of the lower portion of the first blade has a third through hole thereon; the pivot portion and the first cutting portion are positioned at the same lateral side of the first blade;
wherein the second blade comprises a second cutting portion, and a fourth through hole penetrating through a middle portion of the second blade is located at a position corresponding to the first through hole of the first blade; when the first blade and the second blade are coupled together, the first through hole and the fourth through hole are adapted to be aligned to enable a first pivot member to pass therethrough so as to pivotally connect the first blade with the second blade; a protruding edge protruding from an edge of the middle portion of the second blade is located adjacent to the fourth through hole, and a fifth through hole penetrates through the protruding edge; a lower portion of the second blade has an arm, and a sixth through hole penetrating through the arm is located adjacent to a lower edge of the second blade;
wherein the first handle is a long pole, and an upper portion thereof has a first connecting section; a seventh through hole and a first elongated hole respectively penetrate through the first connecting section; the seventh through hole and the first elongated hole are configured to respectively be aligned with the second through hole of the first blade and the sixth through hole of the second blade, and a first connecting member is adapted to penetrate through the seventh through hole and the second through hole while a second pivot member is configured to penetrate through the first elongated hole and the sixth through hole to pivotally connect the first handle with the first blade and the second blade; a first rolling member is disposed on the second pivot member which penetrates through the first elongated hole, and the first rolling member is configured to roll and shift along the first elongated hole so as to enable the first handle to drive and open/close the first blade and the second blade; and
wherein the second handle is a long pole, and an upper portion thereof has a second connecting section; an eighth through hole and a second elongated hole respectively penetrate through the second connecting section; the eighth through hole and the second elongated hole are configured to be respectively aligned with the fifth through hole of the second blade and the third through hole of the first blade, and a second connecting member is adapted to penetrate through the eighth through hole and the fifth through hole while a third pivot member is configured to penetrate through the second elongated hole and the third through hole to pivotally connect the second handle with the first blade and the second blade; a second rolling member is disposed on the third pivot member which penetrates through the second elongated hole, and the second rolling member is configured to roll and shift along the second elongated hole so as to enable the second handle to drive and open/close the first blade and the second blade.

US Pat. No. 10,212,877

SEED TREATMENT FACILITIES, METHODS, AND APPARATUS

BAYER CROPSCIENCE LP, Re...

1. A method of treating seeds comprising:(A) selecting a seed treatment recipe;
(B) applying a plurality of seed treatment components to a batch of seeds via a seed treatment system;
wherein said seed treatment system comprises:
(i) a seed-treater vessel configured to apply the plurality of seed treatment components to the batch of seeds;
(ii) a plurality of pump-stations, wherein each pump station is configured to receive a keg, and each pump-station comprising a pump and a station controller configured to control the pump;
(iii) a plurality of kegs, each keg comprising:
(a) a seed treatment component; and
(b) a scale positioned underneath each keg;
(iv) at least one flex-tank coupled to a flex-tank pump and a pump controller configured to operate the flex-tank pump, and a scale positioned underneath the at least one flex-tank; and
(C) wherein the plurality of kegs and the at least one flex-tank deliver seed treatment components to the seed treater vessel and batch of seed based on the selected seed treatment recipe.
US Pat. No. 10,214,805

ENHANCED ACTIVATION OF SELF-PASSIVATING METALS

SWAGELOK COMPANY, Solon,...

1. A process for activating a workpiece for subsequent low temperature carburizing, nitrocarburizing or nitriding, the workpiece being made from a self passivating metal and having one or more surface regions which define a Beilby layer as a result of a previous metal shaping operation, the process comprising exposing the workpiece to contact with vapors produced by heating an oxygen-free nitrogen halide salt to a temperature which is high enough to convert the oxygen-free nitrogen halide salt to vapors, the workpiece being exposed to these vapors at an activating temperature which is below a temperature at which nitride and/or carbide precipitates form for a time sufficient to activate the workpiece.
US Pat. No. 10,216,098

TEST STRUCTURE FOR USE IN METROLOGY MEASUREMENTS OF PATTERNS

NOVA MEASURING INSTRUMENT...

1. A method for creating a test structure for use in metrology measurements of a sample pattern produced by a predetermined multi-patterning scheme, the method comprising: applying a multi-patterning process to a test site for creating a test pattern based on design rules of the sample pattern and configured to enable focusing the metrology measurements on at least one selected feature of the sample pattern, wherein said multi-patterning process applied to the test site either comprises said multi-patterning scheme and at least one additional patterning stage or comprises said multi-patterning scheme while modifying at least one patterning stage of said multi-patterning scheme, such that said multi-patterning process creates in the test site a part of the sample pattern and at least one blocking layer at least partially blocking features of the sample pattern adjacent to said at least one selected feature.
US Pat. No. 10,214,564

ANTIMICROBIAL PEPTIDES DERIVED FROM HEPATITIS B VIRUS CORE PROTEIN ARGININE-RICH DOMAIN

Academia Sinica, Taipei ...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising:(a) an effective amount of an isolated peptide, wherein the peptide consists of a protecting group and the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:1, and exhibits an anti-bacterial or anti-fungal activity; and
(b) a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.
US Pat. No. 10,214,565

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING, INCLUDING PREVENTING, PARVOVIRUS INFECTIONS AND RELATED DISEASES

University of Louisville ...

1. A polypeptide comprising a VP2 polypeptide with at least one amino acid modification relative to wild type VP2wherein
the wild type VP2 has the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1 and
the at least one amino acid modification comprises a substitution at Y401, a substitution at Q399, a substitution at Q400, a substitution at Q404, a substitution at Q368, a substitution at Q369, a substitution at Y392, Y401F, Y401W, Y401A, Q368A, Q369A, Q368N, Q369N, Q399N, Q400N, Q404T, Y392A, Y392F, Q404N, Y401P, T402A, D403A, Q404A, or combinations thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,214,567

TAGGED HEPADNAVIRUS E ANTIGEN AND ITS USE IN SCREENING ANTIVIRAL SUBSTANCES

Drexel University, Phila...

1. A nucleic acid molecule comprising a nucleic acid sequence encoding a tagged hepadnavirus e antigen, wherein the nucleic acid molecule comprises a sequence encoding one or more tags, wherein the sequence is inserted into an epsilon structure as encoded by a hepadnavirus genome, wherein said nucleic acid molecule comprising a sequence encoding the one or more tag is inserted between nucleotides corresponding to position C1902 and position A1903 of the HBV genome, wherein said nucleic acid molecule comprises 5? of the sequence encoding the one or more tag a sequence that is capable of forming base pairs with the lower stem of the epsilon structure as encoded by a hepadnavirus genome and wherein the sequence that is capable of forming base pairs with said lower stem of the epsilon structure as encoded by a hepadnavirus genome is capable of forming base pairs with nucleotides corresponding to positions T1849 to A1854 of the HBV genome.
US Pat. No. 10,214,570

SPECIFIC ACTIVE SITE INHIBITORS OF ENZYMES AND METHODS OF PRODUCING SAME

THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF ...

1. A specific inhibitor of a deubiquitinating enzyme, wherein the deubiquitinating enzyme is USP8, and wherein the inhibitor is ubiquitin variant comprising the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 2 or 3.
US Pat. No. 10,214,855

METHOD FOR MAKING MODIFIED CELLULOSE PRODUCTS

UPM-KYMMENE CORPORATION, ...

1. A method for making modified cellulose products, comprisingprocessing cellulose pulp to modified cellulose pulp at a manufacturing location to increase the susceptibility of fibers to disintegration,
setting the modified cellulose pulp to a suitable dry matter content, and
transporting the modified cellulose pulp at set dry matter content to a location of use, which is a different location from the manufacturing location, where the modified cellulose pulp is disintegrated to nanofibrillar cellulose, wherein the dry matter content of the modified cellulose pulp is set to 20-60%.
US Pat. No. 10,213,579

CATHETER FOR CELL INFUSION AND METHOD OF PRESSURE REGULATION

SciCoTec GmbH, Gruenwald...

1. A method of injecting stem cells obtained from body tissue of a human donor subject to be engrafted at a predetermined target site of damaged or failing tissue of a recipient subject for repair or replacement of such tissue, including the steps of:selecting a balloon catheter having a central lumen open at both ends and characterized by two different interconnected diameters for use in the cell infusion, including a central lumen diameter size and outer diameter length distal portion relatively smaller than the central lumen diameter size and shorter than the outer diameter length of the proximal portion, such that a constriction is formed in the central lumen at the junction between the proximal and distal portions of the catheter, the distal portion outer diameter length being selected to enable its entry into a natural vessel or duct of smaller lumen diameter to the target site while the proximal portion is navigable through natural vessels or ducts of larger lumen diameter leading to but unnavigable into such smaller lumen diameter natural vessel or duct in the body of the recipient subject;
inserting the distal portion end of the catheter for advancement through the system of natural vessels or ducts of the recipient subject's body to position the central lumen opening at the tip of the catheter at the distal portion end in proximity to the target site;
inflating the catheter's balloon located rearward of the opening at the catheter tip to block antegrade natural fluid flow in the natural vessel or duct at the target site while the catheter is in said position;
while the antegrade blockage is maintained, introducing under adjustable pressure into the central lumen opening at the proximal portion end of the catheter a volume of biocompatible fluid containing a predetermined quantity of the stem cells nominally of sizes larger than diameters of capillaries of the capillary bed in the natural vessel or duct at the target site, sensing sudden increase in resistant pressure indicative of obstruction to automatically increase the level of ejection pressure to overcome resistant pressure from the smaller central lumen diameter of the catheter's distal portion and buildup of cells in the fluid flow at the catheter tip and occlusion of the smaller capillaries, for an interval of time sufficient to clear the obstruction and thereupon reduce the ejection pressure to a level sufficient to allow concentration of at least a substantial percentage of the predetermined quantity of the introduced cells to enter and remain in the natural vessel or duct at the target site so as to infiltrate the tissue to be repaired or replaced underlying an endothelial barrier of the capillary bed when ejected from the central lumen opening at the catheter tip, rather than being forced by excessive ejection pressure rapidly away from the capillary bed thereat, the central lumen diameter sizes of the proximal and distal portions of the catheter being selected to produce increasing velocity and reduced pressure drop of cell flow through the catheter's central lumen at said constriction, and the inflated balloon serving as well to block retrograde flow of ejected cells through the natural vessel or duct from the target site;
monitoring the ejection pressure and adjusting the pressure at which the fluid containing the cells is introduced accordingly, so as to maintain said sufficient level of ejection pressure and thereby force the cells to undergo extravasation through the endothelial barrier for infiltration into underlying damaged or failing tissue at the target site toward achieving repair or replacement thereof; and
ceasing carrier fluid introduction, deflating the balloon, and removing the catheter from the recipient subject's body to enable restoration of natural fluid flow at the target site before an occurrence of underlying tissue damage.
US Pat. No. 10,214,605

METHOD FOR PRODUCING POLYCARBOXYLIC ACID POLYMER

NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD....

1. A method of producing a polycarboxylic acid-based polymer, comprising adding a monomer composition containing (meth)acrylic acid and/or salts thereof, a monomer composition containing maleic acid and/or salts thereof, a monomer composition containing (meth)acrylic acid and/or salts thereof and a sulfonic group-containing compound, a monomer composition containing maleic acid and/or salts thereof and a sulfonic group-containing compound, or a monomer composition containing (meth)acrylic acid and/or salts thereof, maleic acid and/or salts thereof and a sulfonic group-containing compound to a reaction vessel to perform a polymerization reaction,wherein the polycarboxylic acid-based polymer is a homopolymer of poly(meth)acrylic acid and/or salts thereof, a homopolymer of polymaleic acid and/or salts thereof, a copolymer of (meth)acrylic acid and/or salts thereof and a sulfonic group-containing compound, a copolymer of maleic acid and/or salts thereof and a sulfonic group-containing compound, or a copolymer of (meth)acrylic acid and/or salts thereof, maleic acid and/or salts thereof and a sulfonic group-containing compound,
the method further comprising adding a defoaming agent by a time when 100 mass % of a total amount of the monomer composition is added.
US Pat. No. 10,214,658

METHOD OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING

LOTTE CHEMICAL CORPORATIO...

1. A method of three-dimensional (3D) printing, the method comprising:heating a composition comprising a polymer base including atactic polypropylene having a weight average molecular weight of 50,000 to 1,000,000, a density of 0.8 to 0.9 g/ml, and isotacticity (Pentad I.I, mmmm) of 5 to 20%, wherein a melting index (210° C., 2.16 kg) of the polymer base is 0.5-30 g/10 minutes;
extruding the composition as a filament; and
applying the extruded filament in one or more layers,
wherein a solidification rate (measuring melting indexes (MI, 150° C., 10 kg)) of the filament is less than or equal to 2 g/10 minutes and a melting rate (measuring melting indexes (MI, 180° C., 10 kg)) of the filament is greater than or equal to 10 g/10 minutes, and
wherein hardness of the polymer base is less than or equal to Shore A 90.
US Pat. No. 10,212,898

PLANTS WITH AN INTENSE FRUIT PHENOTYPE

NUNHEMS B.V., Nunhem (NL...

1. A Solanum lycopersicum plant or plant cell, tissue or plant part thereof comprising a reduced amount, activity or function of AGL11-like protein, wherein the AGL11-like protein has at least 95% amino acid sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 3 wherein the plant does not have a deletion from nucleotide 1042 to nucleotide 637 upstream of the ATG start codon of SEQ ID NO: 1, and wherein the plant has an intense phenotype.
US Pat. No. 10,212,909

ARTICHOKE VARIETY NUN 04455 ARA

NUNHEMS B.V., Nunhem (NL...

1. A hybrid plant, plant part or seed of Artichoke variety NUN 04455 ARA, wherein a representative sample of seed of said variety is deposited under Accession Number NCIMB 42843.
US Pat. No. 10,214,708

LIQUID DETERGENTS COMPRISING MICROFIBROUS CELLULOSE AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

CP KELCO U.S., INC., Atl...

1. A liquid detergent comprising:an aqueous detergent composition comprising a surfactant system that comprises,
a microfibrous cellulose present in the aqueous detergent composition at a concentration from about 0.05% to about 1.0% (w/w),
an anionic surfactant present in the aqueous detergent composition at a concentration from about 5% to about 20% (w/w active surfactant),
a suspended particulate, and
a salt.
US Pat. No. 10,217,540

MULTIFUNCTIONAL NANOPARTICLES

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE O...

1. A multifunctional nanoparticle comprising:a first population of nanoparticles with a first property;
a second population of nanoparticles with a second property, wherein the second property is different from the first property, the first population of nanoparticles and the second population of nanoparticles having a photoluminescence at different desired wavelengths; and
an assembly polymer associated with the first population of nanoparticles and the second polymer of the nanoparticles,
wherein the first population of nanoparticles and the second population of nanoparticles are substantially evenly distributed and impart a combination of properties arising from the first and second populations in a single multifunctional nanoparticle.
US Pat. No. 10,212,937

MICROBICIDAL AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS INCLUDING A MONOCHLORAMINE AND A PERACID, AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

Buckman Laboratories Inte...

1. An aqueous solution comprising (a) monochloramine in an amount of 1 ppm to 100 ppm, and (b) at least one peracid in an amount of 1 ppm to 100 ppm, wherein the peracid is peracetic acid and wherein components (a) and (b) are present in a synergistically microbicidally effective combined amount to control the growth of at least one microorganism, wherein said synergistically microbicidally effective combined amount is demonstrated by a formula of QA/Qa+QB/Qb, whereinQa=Concentration of said monochloramine in parts per million, acting alone, which produced an end point to completely prevent growth of a bacteria,
Qb=Lowest concentration of said peracid in parts per million, acting alone, which produced an end point to completely prevent growth of said bacteria,
QA=Lowest concentration of said monochloramine in parts per million, in said aqueous solution, which produced an end point to completely prevent growth of said bacteria,
QB=Lowest concentration of said peracid in parts per million, in said aqueous solution, which produced an end point to completely prevent growth of said bacteria,and where the sum of QA/Qa and QB/Qb is less than one, and wherein said bacteria is Pseudomonas aeruginosa or Enterobacter aerogenes.
US Pat. No. 10,212,942

COMBINATIONS COMPRISING A FUNGICIDAL STRAIN AND AN ACTIVE COMPOUND

Bayer CropScience LP, Re...

1. A fungicidal composition for controlling phytopathogenic harmful fungi, comprising1) Bacillus subtilis strain with NRRL Accession No. B-21661 or a mutant thereof having all the identifying characteristics of the strain, and
2) silthiofam,
in a synergistically effective amount.
US Pat. No. 10,213,967

FABRICATING DEVICE OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL SCAFFOLD AND FABRICATING METHOD THEREOF

Academia Sinica, Taipei ...

1. A method of fabricating a 3-D scaffold, comprising steps of:(A) supplying a gel solution and an airflow into a bubble generator to form a plurality of bubbles;
(B) supplying the bubbles into a bubble mixing channel through which the bubbles flow to a bubble collector;
(C) adding a coagulating solution into the bubble mixing channel before the bubbles are collected to result in a gel coagulation effect in the bubble mixing channel;
(D) collecting the bubbles in the bubble collector before the gel coagulation effect is finished; wherein the gel coagulation effect is a reaction that a foam containing the gel solution is coagulated into a solid-state structure; and
(E) communicating with at least a part of the bubbles to form a 3-D scaffold,
wherein the bubble mixing channel is connected to a coagulating solution channel through which the coagulating solution is added, and the bubble mixing channel includes at least a bent portion and a first outlet, the bent portion is disposed between the first outlet and an intersection of the bubble mixing channel and the coagulating solution channel, the bubbles start to contact the coagulating solution at the intersection of the bubble mixing channel and the coagulating solution channel and the gel coagulation effect is thus started; wherein the bubbles are changed in shape because of flowing through the bent portion.
US Pat. No. 10,215,762

METHOD TO OPTIMIZE THE TREATMENT OF PATIENTS WITH BIOLOGICAL DRUGS

Progenika Biopharma, S.A....

1. A method of treating a patient, comprising:providing a patient sample, wherein (a) the patient sample is blood, plasma, or serum obtained from a patient suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and receiving a treatment comprising the administration to the patient of a biological drug selected from infliximab and adalimumab; (b) the patient has received at least one dose of the biological drug; and (c) the sample was obtained at a time t1 between two successive administrations of the biological drug;
determining the concentration of the biological drug in the patient sample; and
determining the concentration of antibodies against the biological drug in the patient sample;
comparing the concentration of the biological drug in the patient sample with a Reference Value 1 (RV1), wherein RV1 is a therapeutic efficiency cut-off value of the concentration of the circulating biological drug;
determining that the concentration of the biological drug in the patient sample is greater than or equal to RV1;
comparing the concentration of antibodies against the biological drug in the patient sample with a Reference Value 2 (RV2), wherein RV2 is a cut-off value of the concentration of the antibodies against the biological drug as determined in a group of treatment-naïve individuals;
determining that the concentration of antibodies against the biological drug in the patient sample is less than or equal to RV2;
classifying the patient as a responder to the biological drug; and
re-administering the biological drug to the patient because the patient is classified as a responder,
wherein:
the re-administering of the biological drug is the second of the two successive administrations of the biological drug;
when the biological drug is infliximab, then RV1 is 1.5 ?g/ml and RV2 is 150 ng/ml; and
when the biological drug is adalimumab, then RV1 is 0.8 ?g/ml and RV2 is 32 ng/ml.
US Pat. No. 10,215,765

DETECTION OF VITAMINS A AND E BY TANDEM MASS SPECTROMETRY

Quest Diagnostics Investm...

1. A method for determining the amount of vitamin A in a sample by tandem mass spectrometry, said method comprising:a. subjecting vitamin A from a sample to ionization under conditions suitable to produce one or more ions detectable by mass spectrometry; and
b. determining the amount of one or more of said ions by tandem mass spectrometry, wherein tandem mass spectrometry comprises fragmenting a vitamin A precursor ion having a mass to charge ratio of about 269.30±0.80 into one or more fragment ions comprising a fragment ion having a mass to charge ratio of about 105.00±0.80;
wherein the amount of the one or more fragment ions determined in step (b) is related to the amount of vitamin A in the sample.
US Pat. No. 10,213,466

METHODS OF USING LACTIC ACID BACTERIA AS PROBIOTIC STRAINS

Probioswiss Ag, Beckenri...

1. A method of establishing, maintaining or restoring a healthy urogenital flora and environment in a female or a healthy gastrointestinal flora or environment in a human comprising administering to said female or said human a probiotic composition comprising an effective amount of at least one probiotic strain of the genus L. crispatus, L. gasseri, L. helveticus and L. jensenii selected from the group consisting of L. crispatus KS 116.1 (CNCM I-3483), L. crispatus KS 119.4 (CNCM I-3484), L. crispatus 127.1 (CNCM I-3486), L. gasseri KS 114.1 (CNCM I-3482), L. gasseri KS 120.1 (CNCM I-3218), L. gasseri KS 123.1 (CNCM I-3485), L. gasseri KS 124.3 (CNCM I-3220), L. helveticus KS 300 (CNCM I-3360), L. jensenii KS 119.1 (CNCM I-3217) and L. jensenii KS 121.1 (CNCM I-3219).
US Pat. No. 10,212,956

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF TREATING EDIBLE MATTER AND SUBSTRATES THEREFOR

PIMI AGRO CLEANTECH LTD.,...

1. A method for protecting edible matter from decay, comprising contacting edible matter or a substrate therefor with a composition comprising:(1) water,
(2) at least one of: (a) phosphonic acid (HP(O)(OH)2) or a salt thereof and (b) phosphoric acid,
(3) a carboxylic acid,
(4) a surfactant,
(5) at least one of: (i) a performic acid source and (ii) an oxidizer which can oxidize said performic acid source to performic acid, and
(6) performic acidsaid contacting being(i) for a time and
(ii) in an amount of composition and/or at a concentration of composition sufficient to protect said edible matter from said decay, wherein the composition is such that at a concentration of 20 ppm performic acid and a contact time of up to one minute at room temperature, the composition achieves a 10000-fold (4 log) reduction in the cfu of a pathogen grown on a designed growth medium, wherein the pathogen is at least one of the pathogens in the group consisting of Escherichia coli (ATCC 8739), Staphylococcus aureus (ATCC 6538), Pseudomonas aeruginosa (ATCC 9027), Enterococcus hirae (ATCC 10541), Candida albicans (ATCC 10231), Aspergillus niger (ATCC 16404), Listeria monocytogenes (ATCC 19115) and Penecillium w.t. (wild type).
US Pat. No. 10,212,959

PRODUCTION OF FOOD AND BEVERAGE PRODUCTS FROM BARLEY GRAIN

COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC A...

1. Barley grain comprising:a) a starch content of which at least 40% (w/w) is amylose,
b) a null mutation of a gene encoding starch synthase IIa (SSIIa), wherein the barley grain is homozygous for the null mutation,
c) a level or activity of a starch synthase IIIa (SSIIIa) protein which is less than 25% of the level or activity relative to that of the SSIIIa protein in barley grain of variety Himalaya, and
d) a starch content of 41-65% (w/w).
US Pat. No. 10,214,752

BIOSYNTHESIS OF 1,3-BUTANEDIOL

INVISTA NORTH AMERICA S.A...

1. A method of producing 3-oxo-5-hydroxypentanoyl-CoA in a recombinant host, said method comprising:enzymatically producing 3-hydroxypropionyl-CoA from malonyl-CoA using a polypeptide having CoA transferase activity, wherein said polypeptide having a CoA transferase has at least 90% sequence identity to the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 5, 6, 7, 12 or 13; and
enzymatically converting 3-hydroxypropionyl-CoA to 3-oxo-5-hydroxypentanoyl-CoA using a polypeptide having ß-ketothiolase activity classified under EC. 2.3.1.-, wherein said polypeptide having ß-ketothiolase activity has at least 90% sequence identity to the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID NOs: 1 or 2 and is capable of converting 3-hydroxypropionyl-CoA to 3-oxo-5-hydroxypentanoyl-CoA,
wherein at least one of said polypeptides is encoded by an exogenous nucleic acid sequence.
US Pat. No. 10,213,473

MARINE PEPTIDES AND NUCLEOTIDES

Firmenich SA, Geneva (CH...

1. A method of reducing postprandial concentrations of glucose in a subject's blood comprising administering to the subject an effective amount of a combination of marine peptides and fish nucleotides sufficient to reduce the glucose concentration in the subject's blood, wherein the combination is administered to the subject prior to or during a meal; wherein the marine peptides and the fish nucleotides are present in a ratio of about 2:1 to about 10:1 by weight of the total weight of the combination; wherein the marine peptides are obtained by enzymatic hydrolysis of at least one marine protein and have a molecular weight in the range of from 1 to 20,000 Da; and wherein the fish nucleotides are extracted from tissue of fish, marine algae, crustaceans or shellfish and have less than 2% proteins comprising essentially of pure DNA or fragments thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,214,499

DILUTE CHEMICAL REACTION PROCESS WITH MEMBRANE SEPARATION STEP

VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR T...

1. A process for carrying out a chemical reaction of a substrate (X) in a diluted reaction mixture comprising a solvent (S), the reaction being selected from a cyclisation reaction, a polymerization reaction, an enzymatic reaction showing substrate inhibition, an enzymatic reaction showing product inhibition, a reaction showing precipitation of the substrate or of the reactant, and combinations thereof, the process comprising the steps ofa) supplying a diluted substrate-solvent mixture to the inlet (3) of a reactor (2),
b) causing the substrate in the diluted reaction mixture in the reactor (2) to react,
c) discharging, from an outlet (4) of the reactor (2), reaction mixture comprising reaction product, solvent, and substrate that has not reacted,
d) conducting the reaction mixture to a first filtration membrane (6), with a retentate side (10) and a permeate side (11), whereby the first filtration membrane (6) is permeable to the solvent (S) and having a substrate (X) rejection of 80%-100%,
e) returning retentate (R) comprising substrate (X) that has not reacted, from the retentate side (10) of the first filtration membrane (6) to the reactor (2),wherein in step (a) said diluted substrate-solvent mixture is supplied to said inlet of said reactor from a diluting substrate feed system (5, 15) comprising an outlet connected to the inlet (3) of the reactor (2); wherein the diluting substrate feed system (5) for supplying substrate to the reactor (2) comprises a second filtration membrane (7) which is permeable to the solvent (S), wherein the permeability of the second filtration membrane (7) for the substrate (X) is selected such that the permeate (P2) of the second membrane has a concentration of the substrate (X) in the solvent (S), wherein permeate (P2) with the concentration of the substrate (X) in the solvent (S) is supplied from the permeate side (21) of the second filtration membrane (7) to the reactor (2);further comprising the step of returning solvent (S) which permeated the first filtration membrane (6) from the permeate side (11) of the first membrane (6) to said diluting substrate feed system (5, 15) to dilute the substrate in the diluting substrate feed system (5,15) thereby forming said diluted substrate-solvent mixture; and supplying a concentrated substrate solution from a substrate feed tank (18) to a mixing tank (19) in the diluting substrate feed system (5).
US Pat. No. 10,213,495

METHODS OF TREATING ALLERGIES AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES WITH HOMOGENATE OF AXENIC C. ELEGANS

The Henry M. Jackson Foun...

1. A method of increasing levels of IgE antibody in a subject, the method comprising administering to the subject an effective amount of a composition comprising a homogenate of C. elegans, wherein the homogenate is obtained from C. elegans cultured in axenic media that is free of E. coli.

US Pat. No. 10,219,251

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR COMMUNICATION

CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMM...

1. A method for communication, comprising:receiving, by a user equipment, uplink-downlink sub-frame configuration information sent by a network side equipment, during a current uplink-downlink sub-frame reconfiguration period;
determining, by the user equipment, a specific uplink-downlink sub-frame configuration when the uplink-downlink sub-frame configuration information is not received by the user equipment during the current uplink-downlink sub-frame reconfiguration period; and
communicating, by the user equipment, with the network side equipment during the current uplink-downlink sub-frame reconfiguration period, based on the specific uplink-downlink sub-frame configuration; wherein the determining, by the user equipment, the specific uplink-downlink sub-frame configuration comprises:
determining, by the user equipment, an uplink-downlink sub-frame configuration corresponding to last uplink-downlink sub-frame configuration information received successfully by the user equipment as the specific uplink-downlink sub-frame configuration; or
selecting, by the user equipment, an uplink-downlink sub-frame configuration with the most downlink sub-frames or uplink sub-frames from all alternative uplink-downlink sub-frame configurations as the specific uplink-downlink sub-frame configuration; or
determining, by the user equipment, the specific uplink-downlink sub-frame configuration based on previously received specific uplink-downlink sub-frame configuration information sent by the network side equipment via a high-layer signaling; or
determining, by the user equipment, an uplink-downlink sub-frame configuration corresponding to previously received uplink-downlink sub-frame configuration information sent by the network side equipment via system broadcasting as the specific uplink-downlink sub-frame configuration; or
determining, by the user equipment, a reference uplink-downlink sub-frame configuration configured to determine a downlink hybrid automatic repeat request (DL HARQ) timing or an uplink hybrid automatic repeat request (UL HARQ) timing as the specific uplink-downlink sub-frame configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,219,246

MBSFN AREA CONFIGURATION IN SELF-ORGANIZING NETWORKS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a multicast coordination entity, the method comprising:configuring a multimedia broadcast multicast service single frequency network (MBSFN) area, the MBSFN area comprising one or more cells;
receiving, from one or more network nodes, cell state information for the one or more cells, the cell state information indicating whether the one or more cells are active or inactive;
determining, based on the cell state information, a modulation and coding scheme for an MBSFN transmission;
communicating the MBSFN area configuration and the determined modulation and coding scheme for the MBSFN transmission to the one or more network nodes;
determining one or more subsets of cells within the MBSFN area, each of the determined one or more subsets of cells within the MBSFN area having an associated sleep group level; and
communicating an allowed sleep group level to the one or more network nodes, the allowed sleep group level indicating an allowed sleep group, the allowed sleep group comprising one or more of the determined one or more subsets of cells within the MBSFN area that can be deactivated.

US Pat. No. 10,219,245

METHOD FOR PROVIDING MULTICAST/BROADCAST SERVICE CONTINUITY FOR MOBILE TERMINALS

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A method for providing multicast/broadcast service continuity for mobile terminals in a radio access network, wherein the mobile terminals send to a base station of said radio access network, a message regarding a multicast/broadcast service and wherein the base station transmits multicast/broadcast service related data as group communications to the mobile terminals, the method comprising:performing, by a first mobile terminal, multicast/broadcast service related radio measurements; and
initiating application layer signaling used for switching to unicast transmission from a sending server, upon detection that at least one multicast/broadcast service related threshold configured in the mobile terminal to indicate an MBMS bearer quality, has been overrun or underrun,
wherein the threshold used to indicate MBMS bearer quality depends on the multicast/broadcast service type.

US Pat. No. 10,219,244

SELECTIVE CALL ROUTING AND NOTIFICATION FOR MULTI-ENDPOINT TERMINALS

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A user device, comprising:a memory storing instructions; and
one or more processors to execute the instructions to:
obtain information,
the information being based on a distance between the user device and another user device, and
the user device and the other user device sharing a destination address; receive a message associated with a call,
the message being received based on the call having been made to the destination address;
determine, based on the information, whether to provide a notification of the call; and
selectively provide the notification of the call based on determining whether to provide the notification of the call,
the notification of the call being provided by the user device and not being provided by the other user device when at least one of:
the distance between the user device and the other user device does not satisfy a threshold distance, or
a profile associated with the destination address indicates that the user device should provide the notification of the call.

US Pat. No. 10,219,240

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR USER EQUIPMENT BEHAVIOR IN MANUAL CSG SELECTION MODE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for operating a user equipment (UE) in a manual closed subscriber group (CSG) selection mode in a wireless network, the method comprising:receiving a first user input for manually selecting a CSG cell associated with a first public land mobile network (PLMN) different from a registered PLMN (RPLMN) of the UE;
camping on the CSG cell associated with the first PLMN, after storing a PLMN selection mode corresponding to a duplicate value of the RPLMN in response to the selection;
receiving a second user input for manually selecting a CSG cell associated with a second PLMN different from the first PLMN during the UE camping on the CSG cell associated with the first PLMN in a manual PLMN selection mode; and
camping on the RPLMN or equivalent PLMN (EPLMN) based on the stored PLMN selection mode corresponding to the duplicate value of the RPLMN in response to a failure of a registration attempt to the selected CSG cell associated with the second PLMN,
wherein the PLMN selection mode corresponding to the duplicate value of the RPLMN is an automatic PLMN selection mode.

US Pat. No. 10,219,238

OTDOA IN LTE NETWORKS

Sequans Communications S....

1. A computer implemented method for providing Observed Time-Difference of Arrival (OTDOA) timing information comprising:defining a Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) window pair for estimating a value of reference signal time difference (RSTD) for at least one base station and a reference cell;
receiving a Positioning Reference Signal (PRS) from the at least one base station and the reference cell;
executing an FFT per OFDM symbol of the PRS for each FFT window of the FFT window pair;
obtaining a first FFT output vector per OFDM symbol of each FFT window;
for each first output vector, descrambling tones corresponding to the known position of the PRS, wherein all other tones are set to zero;
combining vectors based on respective first FFT output vectors;
executing an inverse Fast Fourier Transform (iFFT) to convert to the time domain; and
calculating an estimated value of RSTD for the at least one base station and the reference cell;
the method further comprising attempting to find a single pair of FFT windows wherein the first FFT window spans search windows from the at least one base station and the reference cell to be measured, and when the single pair of FFT windows cannot be found that spans the search windows, using a plurality of FFT window pairs.

US Pat. No. 10,219,232

APPARATUS AND METHOD SEARCHING NEIGHBORING CELLS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for operating a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from adjacent base stations, a part of a first set of reference signals that are transmitted through different transmission beams arranged in a first order through a first set of different reception beams of the terminal, the part of the first set of the reference signals being received during a first measurement interval in a first subframe; and
receiving, from the adjacent base stations, a part of a second set of the reference signals that are transmitted through different transmission beams arranged in a second order, which is different from the first order, through a second set of different reception beams of the terminal, the part of the second set of the reference signals being received during a second measurement interval in a second subframe,
wherein the first measurement interval and the second measurement interval are determined based on intervals where reference signals of a serving base station are transmitted,
wherein the first set of the reference signals comprises a first subset of the reference signals received on a first frequency band and a second subset of the reference signals received on a second frequency band, and
wherein the first set of the reference signals and the second set of the reference signals are transmitted through same transmission beams in a different order.

US Pat. No. 10,219,225

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING UPLINK TRANSMISSION POWER IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A terminal comprising:a transceiver configured to perform communication with a first network transmitting and receiving data in a unit of a first transmission time interval (TTI) and a second network transmitting and receiving data in a unit of a second transmission time interval (TTI); and
a controller configured to control an uplink transmission power for at least one of the first network and the second network,
wherein the control of the uplink transmission power is performed according to respective a TTI length of the first network and a TTI length of the second network.

US Pat. No. 10,219,220

REDUCING POWER CONSUMPTION IN A REMOTE UNIT OF A WIRELESS DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM (WDS) FOR INTERMODULATION PRODUCT SUPPRESSION

Corning Optical Communica...

1. A method for suppressing a leaked intermodulation product in an uplink signal path in a remote unit, comprising:measuring a power of a leaked intermodulation product caused by at least one intermodulation product leaked from a downlink signal path into an uplink signal path;
determining a selected number of power amplifiers among a plurality of power amplifiers in a power amplifier circuit in the remote unit for reducing the measured power of the leaked intermodulation product to a predetermined threshold;
controlling the power amplifier circuit to enable the determined selected number of power amplifiers among the plurality of power amplifiers; and
not enabling more than the determined selected number of power amplifiers among the plurality of power amplifiers for reducing the measured power of the leaked intermodulation product to the predetermined threshold, wherein
the uplink signal path and the downlink signal path each comprise at least one optical fiber.

US Pat. No. 10,219,211

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENABLING A NETWORK SELECTION DURING CHANGE IN A LOCATION OF A USER DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of enabling a network selection during change in a location of a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:identifying, by the UE, a mobile country code (MCC) and a mobile network code (MNC) of a first public land mobile network (PLMN) based on a system information block (SIB) received from a second network during a change in location of the UE from a first network to the second network in a power ON mode, wherein the first PLMN is predicted to be available in the second network;
comparing the identified MCC and the identified MNC with an MCC and a MNC of a second PLMN registered in a PLMN database stored in the UE;
accessing, by the UE, the second network based on the MCC and the MNC of the second PLMN if the MCC and the MNC of the second PLMN is a same as the identified MCC and the identified MNC; and
determining, by the UE, a MCC and a MNC of a third PLMN based on a priority among a plurality of PLMNs related to the second network from the PLMN database and accessing the second network based on the MCC and the MNC of the third PLMN if the MCC and the MNC of the second PLMN is different from the identified MCC and the identified MNC.

US Pat. No. 10,219,210

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTING CHANNEL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for operating of an access point (AP) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a signal from at least one adjacent AP;
generating information regarding each of channels based on the received signal;
generating respective expected values for each of the channels by considering at least one channel to be involved in channel bonding, based on the information regarding each of the channels; and
selecting a channel based on the respective expected values.

US Pat. No. 10,219,200

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR LINK SETUP IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for operating a device supporting a first radio access technology (RAT) and a second RAT, comprising:transmitting, by using the first RAT, to a plurality of other devices, a message to identify a start time of a discovery interval for the second RAT, and to notify a band switching; and
transmitting, by using the second RAT, to the plurality of other devices, discovery signals through a plurality of beams during the discovery interval,
wherein the first RAT provides a coverage that is wider than the second RAT.

US Pat. No. 10,219,199

MOBILE DEVICE MODE ENABLEMENT RESPONSIVE TO A PROXIMITY CRITERION

Telcom Ventures, LLC, Mi...

1. A method of operating a smartphone to wirelessly provide information to an entity using a first air interface, to wirelessly receive information from the entity using the first air interface; and to wirelessly receive a communications service from a wireless network using a second air interface that differs from the first air interface, wherein the communications service is received by the smartphone from the wireless network absent involving the entity and wherein the entity functions independently of the communications service, the method comprising:detecting by the smartphone that a proximity condition is satisfied between the smartphone and the entity;
in response to at least the proximity condition having been satisfied between the smartphone and the entity, establishing a wireless short-range communications link between the smartphone and the entity to provide by the smartphone, using the first air interface, information to the entity and to receive by the smartphone information from the entity;
in response to at least the proximity condition having been satisfied between the smartphone and the entity and in response to a physiological parameter, wirelessly providing by the smartphone, using the first air interface, information to the entity and wirelessly receiving by the smartphone, using the first air interface, information from the entity independently of, and absent involving the entity in, receiving by the smartphone the communications service from the wireless network using the second air interface; and
wirelessly receiving by the smartphone, using the second air interface, the communications service from the wireless network absent involving the entity, absent providing by the smartphone information to the entity, and absent receiving by the smartphone information from the entity,
wherein the wireless short-range communications link used by the first air interface is based upon unlicensed frequencies,
wherein the second air interface uses a wireless communications link that is based upon licensed frequencies, and
wherein the first air interface is not involved in providing the communications service to the smartphone.

US Pat. No. 10,219,197

MOBILE INTERCONNECTION DEVICE

DYRUN, Dommartemont (FR)...

1. An apparatus comprising an interconnection device, wherein said interconnection device comprises a wide-area-network interface, and a local-area-network interface, wherein said wide-area-network interface comprises an amplifier, a broadband receiver, and a selection device, wherein said wide-area-network interface is configured for establishing a connection with a base station in a plurality of wide-area cellular networks, wherein said local-area-network interface is configured for communication between a local device and said wide-area-network interface, wherein said broadband receiver is configured for continuously receiving a plurality of communication signals from a plurality of base stations associated with said plurality of wide-area networks, wherein said base stations have transmission frequencies between 500 MHz and 3,000 MHz, wherein said selection device is arranged for selecting a more powerful signal from said plurality of signals received and transmitting said selected signal, and wherein said amplifier is configured for amplifying the plurality of signals received from the broadband receiver and transmitting the plurality of amplified signals to the selection device, said apparatus further comprising a buffer memory for storing a signal received from said wide-area-network interface and for transmitting said signal to said local-area-network interface, wherein said local-area-network interface is configured to provide said stored signal to a local device, wherein said stored signal was provided by a first base station, wherein said selection device has selected a second base station, and wherein, at the time said stored signal is provided to said local device, said first base station has a less powerful signal than said second base station.

US Pat. No. 10,219,193

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING SERVICES OF NETWORK TO TERMINAL BY USING SLICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A communication method of a common control network function (CCNF), the method comprising:detecting a CCNF relocation necessity situation;
determining a new CCNF;
transmitting a CCNF relocation request message including information on a terminal being served by the CCNF to the new CCNF;
receiving a CCNF relocation response message from the new CCNF; and
performing a location update procedure with the terminal according to a predetermined condition.

US Pat. No. 10,219,184

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR HANDLING A TRAFFIC FLOW BETWEEN LOCAL SERVICE CLOUDS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a network node for handling a traffic flow of a User Equipment, UE, the network node being related to a first local service cloud, and the traffic flow is related to an application session served by the first local service cloud, the method comprising:creating a unique Network Address Translated, NAT:ed, Internet Protocol, IP, address mapping to a UE IP address of the UE, the unique NAT:ed IP address having a local IP address prefix assigned to the first local service cloud,
the unique NAT:ed IP address being usable for the traffic flow both before and after a handover of the UE from the first local service cloud to a neighbouring second local service cloud, the unique NAT:ed IP address is unique at least in all local service clouds neighboring to the first local service cloud, including the second local service cloud; and
assigning the unique NAT:ed IP address to the UE for local break out of the traffic flow of the application session to the first local service cloud.

US Pat. No. 10,219,159

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING REFERENCE SIGNAL USING UNLICENSED BAND

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A method for measuring channel occupancy of a licensed assisted access (LAA) cell by a base station, the method comprising:transmitting configuration information for received signal strength indication (RSSI) measurement for a frequency of the LAA cell to user equipment, wherein the configuration information includes a period of the RSSI measurement and a subframe offset of the RSSI measurement;
receiving a report of the RSSI measurement from the user equipment; and
selecting a channel of the LAA cell in which hidden nodes may exist based on the report of the RSSI measurement,
wherein the report includes average RSSI and a measurement result information element including a percentage of samples when a measured value of the RSSI is more than a threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,219,156

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROTECTING DATA IN FLASH MEMORY BASED ON UNAUTHORIZED ACTIVITY ON SMART DEVICE

Electronics and Telecommu...

4. A data protection method for a smart device, comprising:detecting unauthorized activity in a bootloader of the smart device, based on whether a program for acquiring an administrator privilege has been installed and whether a file in which commands are compressed is present, during a procedure for loading the bootloader; and
when the unauthorized activity is detected, performing an operation of locking the smart device and blocking access to data in the smart device,
wherein detecting the unauthorized activity is configured to detect the unauthorized activity before any one of a boot image and a recovery image present in the smart device is uploaded to memory,
wherein the detecting the unauthorized activity detects the unauthorized activity based on whether an original kernel present in the boot image or the recovery image has been replaced with a custom kernel,
wherein the compressed-command file contains root binary codes,
wherein the data protection method further comprising switching the smart device to a locked state when the unauthorized activity is detected, and switching modules other than only modules that are only capable of responding to an unlock command to a deactivated state when the smart device is in the locked state,
wherein the only modules that are only capable of responding to an unlock command are a Universal Serial Bus (USB) module and the bootloader of the smart device,
wherein one of the modules that switched to the deactivated state is a firmware update module to prevent the bootloader from being replaced via a firmware update when the smart device is in the locked state,
wherein the data protection method further comprising establishing a connection between the smart device and a computer using the USB module, and the computer releases the locked state based on data received from an unlocking server when the user authentication is performed while the smart device and the computer are connected and the computer and the unlocking server are connected, and releasing the locked state of the smart device, and
wherein when the locked state is released, the program for acquiring the administrator privilege and the custom kernel are deleted using the firmware update module.

US Pat. No. 10,219,153

MUTUAL AUTHENTICATION BETWEEN USER EQUIPMENT AND AN EVOLVED PACKET CORE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of operating a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from an evolved node B (eNB) in an isolated evolved universal mobile telecommunications system terrestrial radio access network (E-UTRAN) operation for public safety (IOPS) mode, a public land mobile network (PLMN) identity for an IOPS operation;
activating a universal subscriber identity module (USIM) application dedicated exclusively for the IOPS operation, wherein the USIM application uses a distinct set of security credentials separate from those used for a normal operation; and
performing an authentication for attaching to a cell corresponding to the PLMN identity based on the security credentials from the activated USIM application.

US Pat. No. 10,219,121

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING MESSAGE USING CUSTOMIZED TAG

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A message receiving device, comprising: a message receiving unit configured to receive, using a communication network, a first message including a first customized tag from a message transmitting device, the first message comprising a plurality of items for selecting by the message receiving device;a control unit configured to control the message receiving device based on a control operation described in the first customized tag, the first customized tag being generated by the message transmitting device and the control operation being performed by displaying, at the message receiving device, the plurality of items included in the first message received from the message transmitting device based on the first customized tag and receiving a user input indicating a selection of at least one item from among the displayed plurality of items, the user input being made via the message receiving device by a user;
a message generating unit which generates a second message including a second customized tag comprising at least one value corresponding to the at least one item selected by the user at the message receiving device; and
a message transmitting unit which transmits the second message including the second customized tag to the message transmitting device,
wherein the first customized tag comprises at least one of (i) a device identifier of the message receiving device and (ii) a password as an attribute.

US Pat. No. 10,219,113

IN-VEHICLE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAME

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A method for managing wireless communication between vehicles, where each of the vehicles is equipped with a near field wireless communication router, the method comprising:acquiring, with a first router included in a first vehicle, power information from at least one wireless device located inside the first vehicle and from a second vehicle having a second router;
determining whether interference occurs in near field wireless communication based on the power information;
when it is determined that the interference occurs, determining a location of a source of the interference to be either an interior of the first vehicle or an exterior of the first vehicle; and
depending on the location of the source of the interference, requesting power adjustment to either the at least one wireless device or the second router such that the interference is mitigated,
wherein determining the location of the source of the interference comprises:
determining a received signal strength indicator (RSSI) of any wireless device of a plurality of wireless devices;
when the RSSI is not problematic, determining that the location of the source of the interference is the exterior of the first vehicle; and
when the RSSI is problematic, determining that the location of the source of the interference is the interior of the first vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,219,102

METHOD FOR RECOGNIZING LOCATION AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE IMPLEMENTING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a communication module comprising communication circuitry configured to receive access point (AP) information from each of a plurality of AP devices;
a memory; and
a processor,
wherein the processor is configured to:
obtain, from the AP information, a strength value of a signal and a unique value of the AP device that transmits the signal,
process the AP information based on the strength value of the signal and the unique value of the AP device,
determine whether the received AP information satisfies a condition for performing a predefined function for controlling an external electronic device with regard to a previously stored AP list stored in the memory, and
perform the predefined function if the condition is satisfied.

US Pat. No. 10,219,096

SEAT-OPTIMIZED REPRODUCTION OF ENTERTAINMENT FOR AUTONOMOUS DRIVING

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A method for routing signal components of individual channels of a multichannel audio signal to multiple loudspeakers in a vehicle having at least one front seat position in a front audio zone of the vehicle and at least one rear seat position in a rear audio zone of the vehicle, wherein the rear audio zone is arranged behind the front audio zone in a forward direction of the vehicle, wherein, referenced to the forward direction, the vehicle has at least one left front loudspeaker and one right front loudspeaker that are arranged in front of the front seat position; one left center loudspeaker and one right center loudspeaker that are arranged in front of the rear seat position; and a central front loudspeaker that is arranged centrally in front of the front seat position; the method comprising:routing the signal components of the individual channels of the multichannel audio signal to the loudspeakers, so that the multichannel audio signal is reproduced stereophonically in both the front and the rear audio zones, wherein when the front seat position is directed in the forward direction of the vehicle, a left channel is routed to the left front loudspeaker and the left center loudspeaker, a right channel is routed to the right front loudspeaker and the right center loudspeaker, a center channel is routed to the central front loudspeaker, a left surround channel is routed to the left center loudspeaker, and a right surround channel is routed to the right center loudspeaker; and
sensing whether the front seat position has been rotated in a backward direction of the vehicle;
wherein, when the front seat position is rotated in the backward direction of the vehicle, the left channel is routed only to the left center loudspeaker, the right channel is routed only to the right center loudspeaker, the left surround channel is routed to the left front loudspeaker and the right surround channel is routed to the right front loudspeaker, and routing of the center channel to the central front loudspeaker is interrupted.

US Pat. No. 10,219,089

HEARING LOSS COMPENSATION APPARATUS AND METHOD USING 3D EQUAL LOUDNESS CONTOUR

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A hearing loss compensation apparatus, comprising:a sound direction detection device configured to detect, using a microphone, a sound generation direction from which a sound is generated; and
a sound compensation device configured to amplify the sound based on hearing characteristics of a user corresponding to the sound generation direction and comprising an equal loudness contour of the user, in response to detecting a difference between the equal loudness contour of the user and a reference equal loudness contour,
wherein the equal loudness contour of the user is determined by mapping hearing thresholds corresponding to azimuths and frequencies,
wherein the equal loudness contour of the user exists in 3D space comprising a first axis corresponding to the azimuths, a second axis corresponding the frequencies, and a third axis corresponding to the hearing thresholds,
wherein the sound compensation device is further configured to determine the hearing characteristics of the user by comparing hearing abilities of the user at the azimuths and average hearing abilities of other users at the respective azimuths, and amplify the sound based on a characteristic, among the hearing characteristics of the user, that corresponds to an azimuth corresponding to the sound generation direction, and
wherein the other users share a common demographic characteristic with the user.

US Pat. No. 10,219,087

HEARING AID THAT CAN BE INTRODUCED INTO THE AUDITORY CANAL AND HEARING AID SYSTEM

Eberhard Karls Universita...

1. A hearing aid configured to be inserted into an ear canal of a patient, comprising an actuator that effects a mechanical stimulation of the tympanic membrane, wherein the actuator comprises an inner surface associated with the tympanic membrane and an outer surface associated with the ear canal, the actuator being configured as an areal disk actuator, whose deformation stimulates the tympanic membrane by areal deformation; wherein the hearing aid further comprises at least one first receiver for energy signals; wherein the at least one first receiver comprises at least one optoelectronic sensor that converts light energy to electrical energy; wherein the at least one first receiver comprises an areal array of optoelectronic sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,219,079

DISPLAY DEVICE FOR GENERATING SOUND BY VIBRATING PANEL

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

1. A display device, comprising: a display panel configured to emit light; a support structure at a rear of the display panel; a sound generation actuator supported by the support structure and configured to vibrate the display panel to generate sound; and a cap member surrounding the sound generation actuator and secured to the support structure at an area of the support structure, the area being near the sound generation actuator and wherein the sound generation actuator includes a lower plate, a magnet disposed on the lower plate, a center pole disposed on the central region of the lower plate, a bobbin disposed to surround the center pole, and a coil wound around the bobbin.

US Pat. No. 10,219,033

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF MANAGING VISUAL CONTENT

SNELL ADVANCED MEDIA LIMI...

1. A method of managing visual content, comprising the steps of:receiving a stream of video fingerprints, derived in a fingerprint generator by an irreversible data reduction process from respective temporal regions within a particular visual content stream, at a fingerprint processor that is physically separate from the fingerprint generator via a communication network; and
processing said fingerprints in the fingerprint processor to generate metadata which is not directly encoded in the fingerprints; wherein said processing includes:
windowing the stream of video fingerprints with a time window,
deriving frequencies of occurrence of particular fingerprint values or ranges of fingerprint values within each time window by converting each set of particular fingerprint values to a histogram,
determining statistical moments or entropy values of said frequencies of occurrence,
comparing said statistical moments or entropy values with expected values for particular types of content,
generating metadata representing the type of the visual content, and
providing the metadata to a control system for managing video content distribution.

US Pat. No. 10,219,027

SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING MUSIC CONTENT TO A USER

Music Choice, Horsham, P...

1. A method for providing an enhanced television service to a user of a user device in communication with a television system, the method comprising:receiving information indicating that the user desires to consume a selected programmed linear video channel; and
in response to receiving the information, displaying on a display device of the user device a user interface screen, wherein the user interface screen comprises:
i) a first display area for displaying scheduled video content transmitted by the television system on the selected programmed linear channel and in accordance with a video content schedule for the selected programmed linear video channel,
ii) a second display area for displaying a group of graphic images;
displaying, in the first display area, first scheduled video content transmitted by the television system on the selected programmed linear channel in accordance with the video content schedule for the selected programmed linear video channel;
while displaying the first scheduled video content: 1) displaying in the second display area a first group of at least four graphic images, wherein the first group of graphic images is displayed in the second display area in a grid pattern having at least two rows and two columns and 2) displaying an artist list for enabling the user to select an artist, wherein the artist list comprises a set of at least two artist images including a first artist image and a second artist image, where each artist image included in the set identifies an artist, and wherein displaying the artist list comprises displaying the first artist image so that the first artist image is not obscured, further wherein and each graphic image included in the first group of graphic images is associated with a different music video associated with the artist identified by the first artist image;
after the first scheduled video content has ended: 1) automatically displaying, in the first display area, second scheduled video content transmitted by the television system on the selected programmed linear channel in accordance with the video content schedule for the selected programmed linear video channel; 2) automatically adding to the displayed artist list a third artist image such that the third artist image is not obscured; and 3) automatically displaying in the second display area a second group of at least four graphic images, wherein the second group of graphic images is displayed in the second display area in a grid pattern having at least two rows and two columns and each graphic image included in the second group of graphic images is associated with a different music video associated with the artist identified by the third artist image;
while displaying the second scheduled video content in the first display area and the second group of graphic images in the second display area, receiving a user input indicating that the user has selected one of the graphic images included in the second group of graphic images; and
after receiving the user input, causing the music video associated with the selected graphic image to be streamed on-demand to the user device.

US Pat. No. 10,219,025

VIDEO DISTRIBUTION DEVICE, VIDEO DISTRIBUTION METHOD, AND PROGRAM

DWANGO CO., LTD., Chuo-K...

1. A video distribution device comprising:a transmission range determinator that receives information, indicating a display position for a video gallery display screen from a terminal device, the transmission range determinator determining, as a transmission range for video gallery data in which display images of video data items are arranged, a range at approximately a center of which the display position indicated by the received information is positioned and which has a size greater than a possible display range of the terminal device; and
a video gallery display screen generator that generates the video gallery display screen in which the display images of the video data items included in the transmission range determined by the transmission range determinator are arranged according to an arrangement of the display images of the video data items which is defined by the video gallery data, wherein the video gallery display screen generator distributes the generated video gallery display screen to the terminal device;
wherein among the display images of the video data items in the video gallery display screen, an outermost image included in the display range of the terminal device in the video gallery display screen is displayed in a manner such that part of the outermost image is cut by an outer periphery of the display range; and
in the video gallery display screen, the display images of the video data items have the same size and are arranged in a vertical direction and a horizontal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,219,000

TIME STAMP RECOVERY AND FRAME INTERPOLATION FOR FRAME RATE SOURCE

PIXELWORKS, INC., Portla...

1. A method of performing motion vector correction in a sequence of video frames, comprising:receiving, at a processor, a sequence of video frames at a received rate lower than an original frame rate, the sequence of video frames having fewer frames than an original sequence of video frames;
identifying motion vectors for frames in the sequence of video frames;
identifying a high-low pattern of motion vector magnitudes over a period of time;
determining a location of dropped frames from the original sequence of video frames based on the high-low pattern;
generating frame interpolation phases based on the high-low pattern;
adjusting magnitudes of the motion vectors based on the high-low pattern to determine motion vectors for each of the frame interpolation phases; and
interpolating a new frame of video data at each of the frame interpolation phases.

US Pat. No. 10,218,999

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMAGE CODING/DECODING

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. An image decoding method comprising:configuring a motion vector candidate list;
modifying the motion vector candidate list based on a number of motion vector candidates in the motion vector candidate list; and
determining a prediction motion vector based on the modified motion vector candidate list,
wherein the modified motion vector candidate list comprises any one or any combination of any two or more of a spatial motion vector candidate, a temporal motion vector candidate, and a (0,0) motion vector,
wherein the configuring of the motion vector candidate list comprises
deriving the spatial motion vector candidate,
deriving the temporal motion vector candidate except when two derived spatial motion vector candidates are present and different from each other, and
adding either one or both of the derived spatial motion vector candidate and the derived temporal motion vector candidate to the motion vector candidate list, and
wherein in response to the number of motion vector candidates in the motion vector candidate list being smaller than a maximum number of motion vector candidates, the modifying of the motion vector candidate list comprises repeatedly adding a specific motion vector candidate to the motion vector candidate list until the motion vector candidate list reaches the maximum number of motion vector candidates, based on only the maximum number of motion vector candidates and the number of motion vector candidates in the motion vector candidate list,
wherein the adding either one or both of the derived spatial motion vector candidate and the derived temporal motion vector candidate to the motion vector candidate list carries out an operation of checking the same motion vector candidate only on the spatial motion vector candidates for removing the same motion vector candidate.

US Pat. No. 10,218,982

VIDEO CODING AND DECODING METHODS AND VIDEO CODING AND DECODING DEVICES USING ADAPTIVE LOOP FILTERING

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method for decoding video implemented by a processor, the method comprising:obtaining, by the processor, a size information of a maximum coding unit and information whether loop filtering for compensating pixel value is to be performed, from a bitstream;
determining, by the processor, the maximum coding unit by splitting a picture, based on the size information of the maximum coding unit;
reconstructing, by the processor, encoded image data of the maximum coding unit;
determining, by the processor, a direction of an edge of the reconstructed image data of the maximum coding unit; and
performing, by the processor, the loop filtering on deblocking filtered data of the reconstructed image data of the maximum coding unit, based on the information of whether the loop filtering is to be performed,
wherein the loop filtering is performed according to the direction of the edge,
wherein a coding unit among at least one coding unit in the maximum coding unit includes at least one prediction unit to perform prediction on the coding unit, and
wherein the coding unit is split into at least one transformation unit independently from the at least one prediction unit.

US Pat. No. 10,218,941

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COORDINATED COLLECTION OF STREET-LEVEL IMAGE DATA

Lyft, Inc., San Francisc...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:identifying, by a server computer system, a provider computing device for use in capturing street-level imagery, wherein the provider computing device controls a camera positioned to capture street-level imagery near a vehicle associated with the provider device;
determining, by the server computer system, a configuration for the provider computing device, wherein the configuration is configured to control the provider computing device to capture the street-level imagery, wherein the provider computing device is one of a set of provider computing devices that are collectively configured to meet a collection objective, and wherein determining the configuration comprises:
receiving capability data from the provider computing device associated with the vehicle and capability data from at least one alternate provider computing device associated with an alternate vehicle;
selecting the configuration based on the capability data from the provider computing device and the capability data from the alternate provider computing device; and
sending, by the server computer system, the configuration to the provider computing device, wherein the provider computing device captures street-level image data in response to receiving the configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,218,918

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND METHOD WITH IMAGE PROCESS EFFECT SELECTION BASED UPON FLOW VECTOR PATTERNS

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An image processing device comprising:a flow vector detection unit configured to detect flow vectors of pixels in an input image; and
an effect selection unit configured to select a process of effect to the input image, on the basis of a pattern of the flow vectors,
wherein the pattern of the flow vectors indicates a presence or absence of a vanishing point.

US Pat. No. 10,218,902

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SETTING CAMERA

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for controlling an electronic device, the method comprising:detecting environmental information associated with the electronic device using a sensor, wherein the electronic device comprises the sensor, a first image sensor, and a second image sensor;
changing first setting information of the first image sensor based on the environmental information;
detecting a user's viewpoint;
selecting one of the first image sensor or the second image sensor based on the user's viewpoint; and
changing the first setting information or a second setting information of the second image sensor based on the selected image sensor,
wherein the detecting of the user's viewpoint comprises:
receiving orientation information from a head mounted display (HMD); and
determining the user's viewpoint based on the orientation information.

US Pat. No. 10,218,850

REAL-TIME CUSTOMER PROFILE BASED PREDICTIVE ROUTING

MATTERSIGHT CORPORATION, ...

1. A system configured to route incoming tasks, comprising:a node comprising a processor and a non-transitory computer readable medium operably coupled thereto, the non-transitory computer readable medium comprising a plurality of instructions stored in association therewith that are accessible to, and executable by, the processor, where the plurality of instructions comprises:
instructions that, when executed, identify origination data for a customer contacting a contact center with a customer task;
instructions that, when executed, determine a predicted personality type of the customer based on the identified origination data and a customer profile for the customer, wherein the customer profile comprises historical customer data;
instructions that, when executed, provide a routing recommendation to a communication distributor to route the customer to an agent based on the predicted personality type of the customer and the historical customer data;
instructions that, when executed, route the customer via the communication distributor to the agent based on the routing recommendation;
instructions that, when executed, create a text of a communication between the customer and the agent; and
instructions that, when executed, update the customer profile based on the text.

US Pat. No. 10,218,842

MESSAGE EXCHANGE

Value-Added Communication...

1. A centralized calling platform that provides telecommunication and message services for a correctional facility, the platform comprising:a memory; and
at least one processor and/or circuit coupled to the memory, the at least one processor and/or circuit configured to:
receive a phone call from a registered user designated for a destination phone number;
attempt to connect the phone call to a destination user associated with the destination phone number;
receive a message from the registered user after the connection attempt has failed;
record the received message;
attempt to contact the destination user at the destination phone number at periodic intervals until either a first predetermined event or a second predetermined event;
in response to an occurrence of the first predetermined event, authenticate the destination user and deliver the recorded message to the destination user after the user has been successfully authenticated;
in response to an occurrence of the second predetermined event, store the recorded message in the memory; and
generate a message notification for the inmate only after the content check has passed.

US Pat. No. 10,218,836

METHOD FOR PROVIDING SERVICE BASED ON AWARENESS AND AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a communication module comprising communication circuitry;
an air pressure sensor configured to measure air pressure;
a processor comprising processing circuitry, the processor electrically coupled to the communication module and the air pressure sensor; and
a memory electrically coupled to the processor,
wherein the memory stores instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:
determine, using the communication module, whether the electronic device is located in a first geofence;
in response to determining that the electronic device is located in the first geofence, monitor air pressure using the air pressure sensor;
deactivate the communication module in response to detecting that the air pressure is temporarily increased and the air pressure is continuously decreased after the air pressure is temporarily increased during a first reference time;
provide in-flight service information in response to detecting that the air pressure is constantly maintained after the air pressure is continuously decreased during a second reference time;
re-activate the deactivated communication module in response to detecting that the air pressure is continuously increased and the air pressure is temporarily decreased after the air pressure is continuously increased during a third reference time;
determine, using the communication module, whether the electronic device is located in a second geofence different from the first geofence;
receive, via the communication module, data regarding a service related to the second geofence, in response to determining that the electronic device is located in the second geofence; and
provide, based on the received data, the service related to the second geofence, wherein the service related to the second geofence includes a guide on an immigration procedure for a user of the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,218,833

MOBILE APPLICATION FOR CONTROLLING OUTDOOR GRILL

Traeger Pellet Grills, LL...

1. A method for controlling an electronically-controlled wood-pellet grill using a software application on a mobile device, the electronically-controlled wood-pellet grill having at least one hardware controller, the method comprising:receiving an indication from one or more remote computing systems indicating that the electronically-controlled wood-pellet grill is communicably connected to the one or more remote computing systems, wherein the one or more remote computing systems comprise a cloud service;
providing a notification in the software application indicating that the electronically-controlled wood-pellet grill is available to receive instructions;
receiving a user input at the software application indicating that a particular temperature is to be maintained by the electronically-controlled wood-pellet grill;
generating one or more instructions configured to cause a hopper to feed wood pellets into the electronically-controlled wood-pellet grill at a particular rate in order to maintain the particular temperature; and
sending the generated instructions to the electronically-controlled wood-pellet grill to activate the hopper, the generated instructions being interpreted and carried out on the electronically-controlled wood-pellet grill via the hardware controller.

US Pat. No. 10,218,821

APPARATUS AND METHOD OF TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING PACKET IN A BROADCASTING AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of transmitting data in a broadcasting system, the method comprising:generating a source symbol block including source symbols, each source symbol partitioned into an equal number of symbol elements, and each symbol element having multiple and an equal number of bytes;
placing a first source packet into a plurality of first symbol elements of the source symbol block, and placing a second source packet following the first source packet into one or more second symbol elements-following the plurality of first symbol elements;
encoding the source symbols of the source symbol block comprising the first and the second source packets; and
transmitting information indicating a number of symbol elements in each of the source symbols,
wherein at least a portion of the first source packet and at least a portion of the second source packet are placed into a same source symbol of the source symbol block and at least one byte of a last symbol element of the plurality of first symbol elements is padded before the one or more second symbol elements, based on the last symbol element of the first symbol elements not being a last symbol element of the same source symbol and data of the first source packet not filling the plurality of first symbol elements.

US Pat. No. 10,218,819

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING SIGNAL IN MULTIMEDIA SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An operating method of a transmitting apparatus in a broadcasting system, the operating method comprising:identifying at least one network layer packet;
generating a link layer packet based on the at least one network layer packet wherein the link layer packet comprises a header and a payload, the header including a basic header; and
transmitting the link layer packet,
wherein the basic header includes packet type information indicating a type of the at least one network layer packet, configuration information indicating whether the link layer packet includes a single network layer packet, and identification information indicating whether an additional header following the basic header is present.

US Pat. No. 10,218,814

OPTIMIZED IMAGE DELIVERY OVER LIMITED BANDWIDTH COMMUNICATION CHANNELS

Bradium Technologies LLC,...

1. A method of communicating images for display on a wireless mobile device, the method being performed by one or more servers, the method comprising steps of:employing a predetermined pyramid grid structure arranged in a hierarchy comprising a plurality of levels such that each level of the hierarchy includes a regular grid, the regular grid at each lower level of the hierarchy having more elements than at a higher level in the hierarchy, wherein each element of each regular grid defines a discrete spatial area, and the discrete spatial areas at any given level cover, in a substantially continuous and non-overlapping manner, an area that is substantially the same across the plurality of levels;
providing client software to the wireless mobile device;
using data of a source image processed with respect to the plurality of levels to obtain a series of related images of progressively lower detail level, wherein each related image of the series of related images comprises image data and is subdivided into a regular array of substantially non-overlapping image parcels, wherein image parcels of each regular array of the image parcels form a plurality of discrete portions of a related image of the series of related images according to discrete spatial areas associated with a corresponding level of the predetermined pyramid grid structure;
receiving a first request at the one or more servers from the wireless mobile device over a network communication channel, the first request being specifically for a first image parcel of the series of related images, the first image parcel corresponding to a first grid element of the predetermined pyramid grid structure, the first grid element corresponding to a first discrete spatial area;
sending the first image parcel from the one or more servers to the wireless mobile device over the network communication channel, in response to the first request;
receiving a second request at the one or more servers from the wireless mobile device over the network communication channel, the second request being specifically for a second image parcel of the series of related images, the second image parcel corresponding to a second grid element of the predetermined pyramid grid structure, the second grid element corresponding to a second discrete spatial area, the step of receiving the second request being performed after the step of receiving the first request, wherein a first non-empty overlap area exists between the first discrete spatial area and the second discrete spatial area; and
sending the second image parcel from the one or more servers to the wireless mobile device over the network communication channel, in response to the second request;
wherein the client software comprises instructions to configure the wireless mobile device to:
employ the predetermined pyramid grid structure;
request and receive image parcels through a local embedded server, the local embedded server being configured to use a local image repository to store image parcels using a local image repository, the local embedded server providing access to at least some image parcels;
determine a first user-controlled viewing frustum based on a navigational input to the wireless mobile device;
select the first image parcel of the series of related images based on the predetermined pyramid grid structure and the first user-controlled viewing frustum, and send the first request, automatically without specific user input, in response to the navigational input;
select the second image parcel of the series of related images based on the predetermined pyramid grid structure and the first user-controlled viewing frustum, and send the second request, automatically without specific user input, in response to the navigational input;
the first request and the second request being sent according to a priority order based at least in part on corresponding levels in the predetermined pyramid grid structure, the first image parcel having an earlier priority than the second image parcel according to the priority order;
automatically, without further user input after the navigational input, render a view for the first user-controlled viewing frustum comprising rendering at least a portion of the first image parcel before finishing receiving and rendering the second image parcel, to thereby enable a regional enhancement of level of details for the first user-controlled viewing frustum in at least the first non-empty overlap area; and
store the first image parcel and the second image parcel received by the wireless mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,218,749

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAMS FOR ESTABLISHING A SCREEN SHARE SESSION FOR A REMOTE VOICE CALL

American Teleconferencing...

1. A method for establishing a screen share session, the method comprising:a mobile communication device initiating an outgoing voice-only call, via a communication service which is configured to provide the voice-only call without an accompanying online collaboration, between a calling party operating the mobile communication device and one or more called parties;
in response to initiating the voice-only call, the mobile communication device generating a message specifying the calling party and the one or more called parties;
transmitting the message to a collaboration server associated with a collaboration-only service provided by a service provider not affiliated with the communication service providing the voice-only call;
the collaboration server receiving the message;
the collaboration server determining that the calling party and the one or more called parties identified in the message received from the mobile communication device have an active collaboration presence with the collaboration server; and
the collaboration service initiating, during the voice-only call, a display of a screen share user interface control on a first computing device associated with the calling party and one or more second computing devices associated with the one or more called parties, the screen share user interface control configured to enable the calling party and the one or more called parties to establish a screen share session.

US Pat. No. 10,218,742

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING NETWORK AND COMPUTER FIREWALL PROTECTION WITH DYNAMIC ADDRESS ISOLATION TO A DEVICE

CUPP Computing AS, Oslo ...

1. A security system comprising:a communication interface configured to transmit an outgoing data packet with an external outgoing header to an external network and to receive an incoming data packet with an external incoming header from the external network, the external outgoing header including an external internet protocol (IP) address as a source address of the outgoing data packet, the external incoming header including the external IP address as a destination address of the incoming data packet;
an address translation engine configured to:
receive the outgoing data packet with an internal outgoing header from an internal device, the internal outgoing header identifying an internal IP address of the internal device as the source address of the outgoing data packet;
receive from the communication interface the incoming data packet with the external incoming header, the internal device including a particular application associated with the outgoing data packet and with the incoming data packet;
translate the internal IP address of the outgoing data packet to the external IP address and assist in forming the external outgoing header based on the external IP address;
translate the external IP address of the incoming data packet to the internal IP address and assist in forming an internal incoming header based on the internal IP address; and
store association of the internal IP address and the external IP address to assist with address translation; and
a hybrid firewall configured to:
receive a particular application identifier associated with the particular application from the internal outgoing header of the outgoing data packet;
select one of several application-level security evaluations based on the particular application identifier determined based on the incoming data packet;
perform a network-level security evaluation and the one of the several application-level security evaluations on the incoming data packet; and
allow the incoming data packet to pass to the particular application if the network-level security evaluation and the one of the several application-level security evaluations do not identify malicious code in the incoming data packet.

US Pat. No. 10,218,740

FUZZY HASH OF BEHAVIORAL RESULTS

FireEye, Inc., Milpitas,...

1. A computerized method for classifying objects in a malware system, comprising:detecting behaviors of an object for classification after processing of the object from among one or more received objects has started;
collecting data associated with the detected behaviors;
generating a fuzzy hash for the object based on the data associated with the detected behaviors, the generating of the fuzzy hash includes:
(i) removing a portion of the data associated with the detected behaviors to produce a remaining portion of the data associated with the detected behaviors, and
(ii) performing a hash operation on the remaining portion of the data associated with the detected behaviors;
comparing the fuzzy hash for the object with a fuzzy hash of an object in a preexisting cluster to generate a similarity measure;
associating the object with the preexisting cluster in response to determining that the similarity measure is above a predefined threshold value; and
reporting, via a communications interface, whether the object is associated with the preexisting cluster.

US Pat. No. 10,218,712

ACCESS CONTROL USING INFORMATION ON DEVICES AND ACCESS LOCATIONS

International Business Ma...

1. A method of authenticating a client device of a network for access to an access target with an authentication computer comprising the steps of:the authentication computer receiving a request for authentication from a client device of a network;
the authentication computer identifying a monitoring device on the network of the client device based on an IP address of the client device within the request for authentication;
the authentication computer requesting an address resolution protocol confirmation through the monitoring device with a specific MAC address associated with the address resolution protocol on the network to request the client device's IP address;
the authentication computer receiving, from the client device, the specific MAC address associated with the monitoring device and the client device's IP address and MAC address;
the authentication computer requesting an address resolution protocol table from the client device;
the authentication computer receiving a device address resolution protocol table with IP address and MAC address of the monitoring device;
the authentication computer comparing an established address resolution protocol table of the authentication computer to the device address resolution protocol table, MAC address of the monitoring device, specific request MAC address, IP address of the monitoring device, and IP address of the client device; and
the authentication computer granting authentication of the client device when the device address resolution protocol table matches the established address resolution protocol table, the MAC address of the monitoring device, the specific request MAC address, the IP address of the monitoring device and the IP address of the client device.

US Pat. No. 10,218,697

USE OF DEVICE RISK EVALUATION TO MANAGE ACCESS TO SERVICES

LOOKOUT, INC., San Franc...

1. A method, comprising:receiving data in a communication from a computing device of an identity provider;
subsequent to receiving the data, receiving, by a second computing device, a request from a first computing device, the request for access by the first computing device to a service, wherein the access requires authorization by the computing device of the identity provider, and access to the service requires that a software component is installed on the first computing device;
in response to the request, performing, by the second computing device, an evaluation of a configuration of the first computing device, wherein the evaluation comprises determining a risk level, and wherein the evaluation is based at least in part on the received data from the identity provider;
performing, by the second computing device, an action based on the evaluation, wherein the action comprises sending a first communication to the computing device of the identity provider, the first communication indicating the risk level, wherein the identity provider is of record with the second computing device to use for authorizing requests for access to the service, and wherein the identity provider is configured to authorize access to the service in response to receiving the first communication;
determining whether the software component is installed on the first computing device; and
in response to determining that the software component is not installed on the first computing device:
creating a fingerprint of the first computing device, the fingerprint including data extracted from at least one communication from the first computing device; and
determining whether the fingerprint matches a fingerprint of another computing device that has previously communicated with the second computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,218,681

HOME NETWORK CONTROLLING APPARATUS AND METHOD TO OBTAIN ENCRYPTED CONTROL INFORMATION

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of controlling, by a control device, at least one device by using control information, the method comprising:receiving, from a server, information used to configure a user interface or process an event related to controlling the at least one device by the control device, which has not been encrypted;
receiving, from the server, control information used to control at least one device, which has been encrypted using an encryption process;
transmitting a control command for controlling the at least one device according to the control information.

US Pat. No. 10,218,592

METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING BIDIRECTIONAL FORWARDING DETECTION ON AGGREGATED LINK

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for performing bidirectional forwarding detection (BFD) on an aggregated link between a first network device and a second network device, wherein the aggregated link exists between a first aggregated port of the first network device and a second aggregated port of the second network device, wherein the first aggregated port comprises a first port and a second port, wherein the second aggregated port comprises a third port and a fourth port, and wherein the method comprises:sending, by the first network device to the second network device, information used to establish at least two BFD sessions, wherein the information comprises information about the first aggregated port, information about the second aggregated port, an identifier of the first port, a session identifier associated with the identifier of the first port, an identifier of the second port, and a session identifier associated with the identifier of the second port, wherein the session identifier associated with the identifier of the first port is used to identify a BFD session that is to be established on the first port, and wherein the session identifier associated with the identifier of the second port is used to identify a BFD session that is to be established on the second port;
storing, by the first network device, the information that is used to establish the at least two BFD sessions and that is sent to the second network device;
receiving, by the first network device, information that is used to establish at least two BFD sessions and sent by the second network device, wherein the information sent by the second network device comprises the information about the second aggregated port, the information about the first aggregated port, an identifier of the third port, a session identifier associated with the identifier of the third port, an identifier of the fourth port, and a session identifier associated with the identifier of the fourth port, wherein the session identifier associated with the identifier of the third port is the same as the session identifier associated with the identifier of the first port, wherein the session identifier associated with the identifier of the fourth port is the same as the session identifier associated with the identifier of the second port, wherein the session identifier associated with the identifier of the third port is used to identify a BFD session that is to be established on the third port, and wherein the session identifier associated with the identifier of the fourth port is used to identify a BFD session that is to be established on the fourth port;
establishing, by the first network device, a BFD session between the first port and the third port and a BFD session between the second port and the fourth port according to the stored information and the information sent by the second network device; and
determining, by the first network device, that the aggregated link is available when at least one BFD session in the established BFD sessions is up.

US Pat. No. 10,218,582

NOTIFICATIONS WITH INPUT-BASED COMPLETION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for presenting notifications, the method comprising, at a first application on a computing device:for each application of a plurality of applications installed on the computing device:
querying the application for an indication of one or more types of input data that the application is capable of providing to the first application, and
adding the one or more types of input data to a collection of types of input data managed by the first application;
receiving a request to establish a reminder associated with notification criteria wherein the request indicates a selection of a type of input data from the collection of types of input data; and
in conjunction with determining that the notification criteria are satisfied:
displaying a notification that includes a user interface (UI) input object that corresponds to the type of input data indicated by the selection, wherein the type of input data is provided to the first application by a second application that provides the type of input data, sending an inter-process communication to the second application, wherein the inter-process communication causes the second application to carry out an initialization procedure for providing the type of input data, and
in conjunction with receiving the selection of the UI input object:
receiving input data from the second application,
associating the input data with the notification, and
hiding the notification.

US Pat. No. 10,218,578

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A MANAGEMENT DEVICE AND RELATED DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for controlling a management device, comprising:receiving, by a virtual master device deployed in a cloud terminal device, a data processing instruction;
selecting, by the virtual master device, N2 entity subdevices from N1 entity subdevices according to a set policy; and
instructing the selected N2 entity subdevices to perform data processing based on the data processing instruction,
wherein N1 and N2 are positive integers, N2 is less than or equal to N1, the virtual master device and the N2 entity subdevices are of a same device type, and the N1 entity subdevices are one of deployed in the cloud terminal device and connected to the cloud terminal device,
wherein the data processing instruction comes from an application program, and
wherein selecting the N2 entity subdevices from the N1 entity subdevices according to the set policy comprises one of:
selecting, from the N1 entity subdevices, N2 entity subdevices that a usage priority of the application program is highest; or
selecting, from the N1 entity subdevices, N2 currently unused entity subdevices that the usage priority of the application program is highest.

US Pat. No. 10,218,575

PROVISION, CONFIGURATION AND USE OF A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

BAE SYSTEMS plc, London ...

1. A method of configuring a telecommunications network, the method comprising:receiving, by a computing device from a first data store, a set of time dependent network data, a network related parameter varying with time;
identifying, by the computing device, abnormal data within the set of time dependent network data that is outside a predetermined variation in the set of data;
receiving, by the computing device from a second data store, a set of external event data indicative of events external to the telecommunications network;
associating, by the computing device, respective abnormal data with the corresponding external event data;
generating, by the computing device, a model representing an impact of a class of event represented by the external event data on the telecommunications network;
using the model in combination with extrapolated data to predict, by the computing device, a future variation in the network related parameter; and
causing the computing device to reconfigure the network using the future variation in the network related parameter corresponding to the respective set of time dependent network data, the set of external event data, or both.

US Pat. No. 10,218,569

DISTRIBUTED STORAGE QUOTA ENFORCEMENT

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A distributed computing system for controlling access to an external storage, comprising:a quota database for storing usage information for the external storage;
an activation service for configuring an application to run on a machine in the distributed computing system, the activation service configured to retrieve the usage information related to the application's access to the external storage; and
a remote storage driver on the machine, the remote storage driver configured to provide access to the external storage and to receive the usage information from the activation service, wherein the remote storage driver enforces external storage quotas by restricting access if the application's usage exceeds a preset quota.

US Pat. No. 10,218,565

UNCONDITIONAL AND IMMEDIATE SERVICE CAPABILITIES FOR RULE BASED SERVICES

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of controlling user changeable IP Multimedia Subsystem, IMS, service rules associated with a user of a user equipment, UE, wherein the service rules are defined within an Extensible Markup Language, XML, document and maintained within the IMS network, the method comprising:requesting the service rules associated with the user from an XML Data Management Server, XDMS, over a Ut interface of the IMS network;
receiving over the Ut interface, the XML document or a fragment thereof comprising a plurality of informational elements identifying whether a corresponding service rule is changeable by the user of the UE, wherein at least one of the informational elements corresponds to a first unconditional or immediate based service rule to which user changes are allowed and a second unconditional or immediate based service rule to which user changes are not allowed, the informational element(s) for each of said first and second unconditional or immediate based service rules including an indication that specifies the conditions for whether changes to said unconditional or immediate based service rule is allowed and/or disallowed, and wherein the indication comprises either a first value indicating the corresponding service rule is changeable by the user of the UE or a second value indicating the corresponding service rule is not changeable by the user of the UE;
interpreting said informational elements and said indication(s) for said first and second unconditional or immediate based service rules, and displaying said first and second unconditional immediate based service rules to the user on the UE together with an indication of whether the corresponding service rules are changeable by the user of the UE;
receiving user defined service rule information, wherein the user defined service rule information include changes to the first unconditional or immediate based service rules rule associated with the user of the UE; and
validating the user defined service rule information to determine the allowable changes to the associated service rules; and
transmitting to the XDMS, over the Ut interface, the allowable user defined service rule information for use by the IMS network in updating the first unconditional or immediate based service rules rule associated with the user of the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,218,564

UNIFIED REPLICATION MECHANISM FOR FAULT-TOLERANCE OF STATE

NICIRA, INC., Palo Alto,...

1. A network control system for managing a plurality of forwarding elements that forward data messages in a network, the system comprising:a first controller instance executing on a first computing device and maintaining forwarding state data that represents a forwarding state of a set of forwarding elements of the plurality of forwarding elements, the first controller instance for (1) managing the set of forwarding elements, and (2) modifying the forwarding state data when the first controller instance receives configuration data that modifies the forwarding state of at least one forwarding element in the set of forwarding elements; and
a second controller instance executing on a second computing device, said second controller instance for (1) receiving from the first controller instance, when the modification of the forwarding state data at the first controller instance reaches a fixed point, backup data comprising only a first portion of the modified forwarding state data, (2) computing a second portion of the modified forwarding state data from the received first portion, and (3) storing the second portion of the modified forwarding state data in order to serve as a backup controller instance to the first controller instance for managing the set of forwarding elements.

US Pat. No. 10,218,561

COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, CONTROL APPARATUS, AND NETWORK MANAGEMENT SERVER

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A communications system, comprising:a control apparatus;
multiple remote apparatuses; and
a network management server;
wherein the control apparatus communicates with the multiple remote apparatuses, and wherein the control apparatus controls data aggregation of outgoing data from the multiple remote apparatuses and further controls distribution of incoming data to the multiple remote apparatuses;
wherein the control apparatus is configured to communicate with the network management server; and
wherein the network management server and the control apparatus are configured to transmit management data and feedback data according to a preset solution and using a unified interface, so that the control apparatus and the multiple remote apparatuses are presented as only one network element to the network management server.

US Pat. No. 10,218,559

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A data sending method, comprising:encapsulating, by a terminal device, media access control (MAC) payloads, each corresponding to a different one of a plurality of receiving devices, in a MAC packet data unit (PDU), wherein the MAC PDU comprises a MAC header followed by the MAC payloads, the MAC header comprises a plurality of contiguous subheaders, each subheader in the plurality of subheaders corresponds to a different MAC payload in the MAC payloads, each subheader comprises a plurality of fields, a specific field of the plurality of fields carries identification information of a corresponding receiving device in the plurality of receiving devices, the MAC payloads comprise at least one kind of a MAC control element (CE) and a MAC service data unit (SDU) and do not comprise another MAC header, subheaders corresponding to a MAC CE have a different format than subheaders corresponding to a MAC SDU, the MAC payloads are contiguous without any intervening MAC header between adjacent MAC payloads, and the identification information of each receiving device is for identifying the corresponding receiving device; and
sending, by the terminal device, the MAC PDU to the plurality of receiving devices to be parsed by the plurality of receiving devices according to the identification information of each receiving device and the MAC header.

US Pat. No. 10,218,556

TRANSMISSION METHOD, TRANSMITTER APPARATUS, RECEPTION METHOD AND RECEIVER APPARATUS

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A transmission method comprising:applying insertion of a plurality of pilot symbols to a first mapped symbol sequence and a second mapped symbol sequence in accordance with a determined timing, the first mapped symbol sequence and the second mapped symbol sequence each including a video signal or an audio signal, the video signal being to be displayed on a monitor of a reception device, and the audio signal being to be output from a speaker of the reception device;
applying phase shift to the first mapped symbol sequence and the second mapped symbol sequence, using a phase shift coefficient that is regularly switched between ? plurality of phase shift coefficients;
applying Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM) signal generation process to the first mapped symbol sequence and the second mapped symbol sequence to generate a first OFDM signal, a second OFDM signal, a third OFDM signal and a fourth OFDM signal; and
applying transmission from a first transmission branch to the first OFDM signal at a first frequency and at a first time, and to the third OFDM signal at the first frequency and at a second time,
applying transmission from a second transmission branch to the second OFDM signal at the first frequency and at the first time, and to the fourth OFDM signal at the first frequency and at the second time, wherein
the plurality of phase shift coefficients regularly vary for each first phase amount,
the first OFDM signal, the second OFDM signal, the third OFDM signal and the fourth OFDM signal include a plurality of pilot subcarriers arranged the plurality of pilot symbols, respectively,
the first OFDM signal includes a first subcarrier signal, a second subcarrier signal, and a third subcarrier signal that are consecutive in a frequency domain,
the second OFDM signal includes a fourth subcarrier signal, a fifth subcarrier signal, and a sixth subcarrier signal that are consecutive in the frequency domain,
the second subcarrier signal and the fifth subcarrier signal are part of the plurality of pilot subcarriers at the same frequency and at the first time, respectively,
a difference in terms of phase amount included in a phase shift coefficient between ? first symbol arranged in the first subcarrier signal and a second symbol arranged in the third subcarrier signal is twice the first phase amount, and
the plurality of pilot subcarriers of the first OFDM signal and the plurality of pilot subcarriers of the third OFDM signal are arranged on different subcarriers, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,218,554

OFDM TRANSMITTER DEVICE HAVING A SYMBOL GENERATOR FOR GENERATING NON-ZERO CONTROL SYMBOLS, AND OFDM TRANSMISSION METHOD INCLUDING GENERATING NON-ZERO CONTROL SYMBOLS

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. An OFDM receiver for receiving a signal transmitted from an OFDM transmitter, the OFDM receiver comprising:a receiver that, in operation, receives the signal, the signal carrying a frame including a plurality of control symbols transmitted successively and a plurality of other symbols following the plurality of control symbols, the plurality of control symbols including a first control symbol allocated at the beginning of the frame and a second control symbol allocated immediately after the first control symbol, a time-domain signal of the first control symbol including a first useful symbol part and a first guard interval part, the first guard interval part being identical to at least a portion of the first useful symbol part which has been frequency-shifted by a first non-zero frequency-shift amount and a time-domain signal of the second control symbol including a second useful symbol part and a second guard interval part, the second guard interval part being identical to at least a portion of the second useful symbol part which has been frequency-shifted by a second non-zero frequency-shift amount, the first non-zero frequency-shift amount being different from the second non-zero frequency-shift amount;
a first demodulator that, in operation, (i) performs a first frequency shift procedure on the received signal using a third non-zero frequency-shift amount, the third non-zero frequency-shift amount having an identical absolute value as the first non-zero frequency-shift amount, and the third non-zero frequency-shift amount having a different sign from the first non-zero frequency-shift amount, (ii) detects the first control symbol as the head of the frame by using the received signal and the received signal on which the first frequency shift procedure has been performed, and (iii) decodes the first control symbol to obtain first control information;
a second demodulator that, in operation, (i) performs a second frequency shift procedure on the received signal using a fourth non-zero frequency-shift amount, the fourth non-zero frequency-shift amount having an identical absolute value as the second non-zero frequency-shift amount, the fourth non-zero frequency-shift amount having a different sign from the second non-zero frequency-shift amount, and the fourth non-zero frequency-shift amount being different from the third non-zero frequency-shift amount, (ii) detects the second control symbol using the received signal and the received signal on which the second frequency shift procedure has been performed, and (iii) decodes the second control symbol to obtain second control information, the second control information being different from the first control information; and
a third demodulator that, in operation, demodulates the plurality of other symbols by using the obtained first control information and the obtained second control information.

US Pat. No. 10,218,535

LOW POWER BIDIRECTIONAL BUS

Cirrus Logic, Inc., Aust...

1. An audio system, comprising:a host device;
an accessory product, wherein the accessory product comprises two components, wherein each component is configured for bidirectional data transfer between the component and the host device; and
a signal bus, comprising first and second signal lines, wherein the signal bus connects the host device and the accessory product;
wherein the host device is configured to generate a clock signal, and impose the clock signal on the first line of the signal bus;
wherein each component of the accessory product is configured to transmit a first pattern of bit values to the host device on the second line of the signal bus, during a respective subset of first half-periods of each period of said clock signal;
wherein the host device is configured to transmit a second pattern of bit values to the accessory product on the second line of the signal bus, during second half-periods of each period of said clock signal, wherein the second half-periods of each period of said clock signal are different from the first half-periods of each period of said clock signal;
wherein, in order to transmit information from the host device to the accessory product, the host device is configured to transmit an altered second pattern of bit values; and
wherein, in order to transmit information to the host device, each component of the accessory product is configured to transmit an altered first pattern of bit values.

US Pat. No. 10,218,522

MULTICAST METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM FOR SOFTWARE-DEFINED NETWORK

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A multicast method for a software-defined network, comprising:creating, by a multicast sending device, a multicast group;
managing, by the multicast sending device, a member of the multicast group;
completing, by a multicast routing tree management service module disposed on the multicast sending device or on a software-defined network (SDN) controller, planning of a multicast routing tree; and
converting the planning of the multicast routing tree into a flow entry modification instruction that can be executed by the SDN controller such that the SDN controller executes the flow entry modification instruction and instructs an SDN switch using a southbound application programming interface (API) to execute, according to a modified flow entry, a multicast task.

US Pat. No. 10,218,506

CROSS-DEVICE AUTHENTICATION

CA, Inc., Islandia, NY (...

1. A method, comprising:sensing, with one or more processors of a first computing device, a wireless signal emitted by a second computing device by which a user seeks to be authenticated;
extracting information encoded in the wireless signal with the first computing device;
in response to the information encoded in the wireless signal, generating and presenting an interface with the first computing device by which the user causes the first computing device to transmit a value demonstrating possession of an authentication credential; and
receiving, with the first computing device, a user input via the interface and, after receiving the user input, transmitting the value demonstrating possession of the authentication credential,
wherein the transmitted value demonstrating possession of the authentication credential causes a third computing device that is remote from the first and second computing devices to determine that the user is authenticated based on the transmitted value demonstrating possession of the authentication credential, wherein:
the first computing device is a mobile computing device in the user's presence;
the second computing device is another computing device in the user's presence;
the wireless signal comprises an optical signal emitted by a display screen of the second computing device;
sensing the wireless signal comprises capturing an image of the display screen with a camera of the first computing device;
generating the interface comprises forming an augmented reality user interface with inputs positioned on a display of the first computing at locations determined device based on positions of features on the display of the second computing device in a field of view of the camera.

US Pat. No. 10,218,504

PUBLIC KEY VALIDATION IN SUPERSINGULAR ISOGENY-BASED CRYPTOGRAPHIC PROTOCOLS

ISARA Corporation, Water...

1. A supersingular isogeny-based cryptography method, comprising:obtaining a secret integer of a first entity;
obtaining a public key of a second entity, the public key comprising a first image curve and a first pair of elliptic curve points;
computing, by operation of one or more processors, a second image curve based on the secret integer and the first pair of elliptic curve points;
computing, by operation of one or more processors, a shared secret value based on the second image curve, wherein the shared secret value is shared by the first entity and the second entity;
obtaining an encrypted generator point generated by the second entity, wherein the encrypted generator point comprises an encrypted version of a generator point obtained by the second entity based on a secret integer of the second entity and a second pair of elliptic curve points;
obtaining a decrypted generator point by decrypting the encrypted generator point based on the shared secret value; and
using the decrypted generator point to validate the public key.

US Pat. No. 10,218,496

OUTPUTTING A KEY BASED ON AN AUTHORIZED SEQUENCE OF OPERATIONS

Cryptography Research, In...

1. A method comprising:receiving a plurality of values associated with generating a key;
receiving a sequence of operations associated with generating the key;
determining, by a processing device, whether an ordering of operations and a number and type of the operations from the received sequence of operations matches an ordering of operations and a number and type of operations from an authorized sequence of operations; and
outputting the key when the ordering of the operations and the number and type of the operations from the received sequence of operations matches the ordering and the number and type of the operations from the authorized sequence of operations and not outputting the key when the ordering of the operations and the number and type of the operations from the received sequence of operations does not match the ordering of the operations and the number and type of the operations from the authorized sequence of operations.

US Pat. No. 10,218,494

PERFORMING BLOCK FORM REDUCTIONS MODULO NON-MERSENNE PRIMES IN CRYPTOGRAPHIC PROTOCOLS

ISARA Corporation, Water...

1. A method of performing a cryptography protocol, the method comprising:producing an integer during execution of a cryptography protocol defined by a cryptosystem;
identifying a prime modulus, a first constant and a second, distinct constant defined by the cryptosystem, wherein the prime modulus is defined by the cryptosystem in terms of a plurality of constants comprising the first constant and the second constant;
computing, by operation of one or more processors, a plurality of block coefficients to represent the integer in a block form, the plurality of block coefficients comprising:
a first block coefficient obtained by a first modular reduction modulo the first constant; and
a second block coefficient obtained by a second modular reduction modulo the second constant;
computing, by operation of one or more processors, a reduced representation of the integer based on the plurality of block coefficients, wherein the reduced representation is less than the prime modulus; and
using the reduced representation of the integer in the execution of the cryptography protocol in a communication system, wherein the execution of the cryptography protocol further comprises exchange of cryptographic correspondence over a communication network between a first computing device and a second computing device in the communication system.

US Pat. No. 10,218,492

CLOCK AND DATA RECOVERY FOR PULSE BASED MULTI-WIRE LINK

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method, comprising:transcoding a data word into a multi-digit number, wherein transcoding the data word into the multi-digit number includes embedding clock information in the multi-digit number; and
transmitting a combination of pulses over a plurality of connectors of a multi-wire communication link in each transmission interval in a sequence of transmission intervals, wherein each digit of the multi-digit number defines the combination of pulses for a corresponding transmission interval in the sequence of transmission intervals,
wherein a pulse is transmitted on at least one of the plurality of connectors during each transmission interval in the sequence of transmission intervals, and
wherein the plurality of connectors comprises N connectors and the multi-digit number is expressed as a base (2N?1) number.

US Pat. No. 10,218,486

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING SIGNAL FOR LOW LATENCY IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a signal for low transmission latency in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:mapping a signal to at least one advanced subframe included in a radio frame; and
transmitting, by a transmitting side, the at least one advanced subframe to a receiving side,
wherein the radio frame comprises the at least one advanced subframe and at least one special symbol separated from the at least one advanced subframe,
wherein the at least one advanced subframe comprises N number of symbols, wherein N is smaller than or equal to 3, and
wherein the at least one special symbol is transmitted in a different time duration from a transmission time duration of the at least one advanced subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,218,472

COMMUNICATION TERMINAL

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication terminal, comprising:communication circuitry which, in operation, communicates with a first base station through a plurality of carriers, including at least a primary carrier and a secondary carrier, by carrier aggregation; and
control circuitry which, in operation:
measures reception quality of radio signals transmitted through the plurality of carriers from the first base station to obtain measured values;
compares the measured value of the primary carrier to a first threshold value; and
compares the measured value of the secondary carrier to a second threshold value, wherein the control circuitry:
when discontinuous reception is performed by the communication terminal, wherein periods during which the discontinuous reception is performed by the communication terminal include no data transmission and reception intervals of determined length:
when the measured value of the primary carrier is lower than the first threshold value, performs a cell search for a first corresponding carrier having a same frequency as the primary carrier, of a first neighboring cell, and for a second corresponding carrier, having a same frequency as the secondary carrier, of a second neighboring cell; and
when the measured value of the primary carrier is equal to or higher than the first threshold value, does not perform the cell search; and
when discontinuous reception is not performed by the communication terminal, determines whether to perform the cell search based on the measured value of the primary carrier and the measured value of the secondary carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,218,462

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING COOPERATIVE TRANSMISSION

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. An apparatus for supporting cooperative transmission, the apparatus comprising:a controller configured to determine detection bits received from a plurality of relay terminals based on channel states between a source terminal and the plurality of relay terminals, the relay terminals configured to detect sub-data corresponding to the detection bits from data comprising a sequence of bits when the data is transmitted from a source terminal;
an interface configured to receive the sub-data from the relay terminals, respectively; and
a restorer configured to restore the data by combining the received sub-data,
wherein the plurality of relay terminals includes a first relay terminal and a second relay terminal, and
the controller is configured to determine an additional bit having a relatively low transmission error rate as a detection bit with respect to the first relay terminal, and determine a basic bit having a relatively high transmission error rate as a detection bit with respect to the second relay terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,218,461

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD, ENODEB, AND USER EQUIPMENT

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A wireless communication method performed by an eNode B (eNB), comprising steps of:transmitting a first downlink control information (DCI) to a user equipment (UE) in a first physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) candidate or enhanced PDCCH (EPDCCH) candidate; and
transmitting a second DCI to the UE in a second PDCCH candidate or EPDCCH candidate,
wherein an assignment of the second PDCCH candidate or EPDCCH candidate is determined based on an assignment of the first PDCCH candidate or EPDCCH candidate according to a defined algorithm, wherein the defined algorithm is based on an assignment dependency between the first PDCCH candidate or EPDCCH candidate and the second PDCCH candidate or EPDCCH candidate, and is configured through radio resource control (RRC) signaling or fixed by specification,
wherein an aggregation level (AL) for a group of PDCCH candidate(s) or EPDCCH candidate(s) suitable for transmitting the second DCI is based on an approximation function to approximate one of the possible ALs for the second DCI based on a determined relationship between a desired receiving power per bit of the first DCI and the second DCI according to the defined algorithm.

US Pat. No. 10,218,438

DISTRIBUTED ARRAY FOR DIRECTION AND FREQUENCY FINDING

Phase Sensitive Innovatio...

1. An optical imaging receiver comprising:a phased-array antenna including a plurality of antenna elements arranged in a first pattern configured to receive RF signals from at least one RF source;
a plurality of electro-optic modulators corresponding to the plurality of antenna elements, each modulator configured to modulate an optical carrier with a received RF signal to generate a plurality of modulated optical signals;
a plurality of optical channels configured to carry the plurality of modulated optical signals and configured to cause interference amongst the optical signals, each of the plurality of optical channels having an output to emanate the corresponding modulated optical signal out of the corresponding optical channel, the outputs of the plurality of optical channels arranged in a second pattern which does not correspond to the first pattern;
a plurality of photodetectors for recording the optical signal interference; and
a module for computationally reconstructing RF sources in k-space from the recorded interference.

US Pat. No. 10,218,437

COHERENT OPTICAL RECEIVER TESTING

Elenion Technologies, LLC...

1. An apparatus for measuring a characteristic of a coherent optical receiver (COR) that comprises one or more optical mixers followed by one or more differential photodetectors, the apparatus comprising:one or more coherent light sources configured to provide first and second lights with an optical frequency shift f therebetween, wherein the first light is modulated in amplitude at a first modulation frequency F1>f, and,
first and second output optical ports for coupling one of the first and second lights into a local oscillator (LO) port of the COR and the other of the first and second lights into an optical signal port of the COR.

US Pat. No. 10,218,431

SPACE-BASED ELECTRONIC DATA STORAGE AND TRANSFER NETWORK SYSTEM

Cloud Constellation Corpo...

1. A space-based electronic data storage and transfer network system for relaying a data file from a ground-based access terminal through an orbital communications satellite for storage in a constellation of storage satellites comprising:a storage constellation comprising a plurality of storage satellites orbiting less than 2000 kilometers above the Earth's surface, each storage satellite comprising:
a data storage element for storing data files;
one or more communications arrays configured to establish a constellation communications link with other storage satellites in the storage constellation and to establish an external communications link with at least one communications satellite orbiting at least 2000 kilometers above the Earth's surface and outside of the storage constellation; and
a processor configured to record data files received from the communications satellite through the external communications link to the data storage element and to retrieve and transmit data files from the data storage element to the communications satellite through the external communications link;
wherein each storage satellite is configured to be capable of retrieving a data file stored in another storage satellites through the constellation communications links;
wherein the storage constellation is configured to only indirectly transmit data files from the data storage element of a storage satellite in the storage constellation to a terrestrial access point through the external communications link between a storage satellite and the communications satellite;
wherein the storage satellites are configured to never record any data files received directly from any terrestrial access points to the data storage element;
wherein the storage constellation is configured to only record data files received from terrestrial access points to the data storage element of a storage satellite in the storage constellation if those data files are received indirectly from the terrestrial access points through the external communications link between a storage satellite and the communications satellite;
wherein the storage satellites are configured to never directly transmit data files from the data storage element to any terrestrial access points.

US Pat. No. 10,218,423

METHOD FOR REPORTING CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION USING POLARIZATION CHARACTERISTICS OF ANTENNA IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for reporting channel state information to a base station (BS) by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from the BS, a plurality of first reference signals (RSs) corresponding to rows or columns of an antenna array, and a second RS corresponding to only one antenna port pair among antenna port pairs included in the antenna array,
wherein two antenna ports for each of the antenna port pairs have different polarizations at a same position in the antenna array;
determining first precoders for each of the plurality of first RSs and linking coefficients between the first precoders;
measuring a phase difference between the two antenna ports for the only one antenna port pair based on the second RS; and
reporting, to the BS, channel state information including the first precoders, information on the linking coefficients, and information on the phase difference.

US Pat. No. 10,218,396

ANTENNA DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:an external housing that comprises a first surface directed in a first direction, a second surface directed in a second direction opposite to the first direction, and a side surface configured to surround at least a part of a space between the first and second surfaces, wherein the side surface of the external housing comprises a first side surface and a second side surface perpendicular to the first side surface;
a printed circuit board (PCB) disposed within the external housing;
a communication circuit disposed on the PCB;
at least one ground member electrically coupled to the PCB;
a first antenna radiator electrically coupled to the communication circuit via a feed connection and that forms a first part of the first side surface;
a second antenna radiator electrically coupled to the communication circuit via a feed connection and that forms a second part of the first side surface and at least a part of the second side surface;
a non-conductive member disposed between the first antenna radiator and the second antenna radiator and wherein the non-conductive member electrically isolates the first antenna radiator from the second antenna radiator,
wherein the second antenna radiator comprises:
a first portion forming the second part of the first side surface and electrically coupled to the communication circuit; and
a second portion and a third portion forming the at least part of the second side surface, the second portion between the first portion and the third portion, wherein the second portion and the third portion are electrically coupled to the at least one ground member, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,218,374

FREQUENCY MANAGEMENT FOR INTERFERENCE REDUCTION OF A/D CONVERTERS POWERED BY SWITCHING POWER CONVERTERS

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A system, comprising:a frequency generator configured to generate a second clock signal having a second frequency using a first clock signal having a first frequency, the second frequency offset from the first frequency and each of a plurality of harmonic frequencies of the second frequency offset from a harmonic frequency of the first frequency;
a power converter configured to produce a power signal that at least partially corresponds to the second frequency; and
an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) configured to sample and convert analog voltages at the first frequency, the ADC powered by the power signal;
wherein the system includes a multi-die package, and wherein the frequency generator is formed on a first die of the package, the ADC is formed on a second die of the package, and the power converter is distributed among the first die and a third die, the power converter comprising a transformer to achieve electrical isolation between the first die and the third die.

US Pat. No. 10,218,356

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING ELECTROSTATIC PROTECTION CIRCUIT

RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPO...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a first power source pad supplied with a first power source voltage in a normal operation;
a first power source line connected to the first power source pad;
a first ground line;
an output circuit having an output end connected to a signal line, and being connected between the first power source line and the first ground line;
a second power source pad supplied with a second power source voltage in the normal operation;
a second power source line connected to the second power source pad;
a second ground line;
an input circuit having an input end connected to the signal line, and being coupled between the second power source line and the second ground line;
a first main protection unit configured to be connected between the first power source pad and the first ground line;
a second main protection unit configured to be connected between the first ground line and the second ground line;
a third main protection unit configured to be connected between the second power source pad and the second ground line;
a sub protection circuit unit having a first PMOS transistor, the first PMOS transistor having a gate and a back gate connected to the second power source line and a source-drain path connected between the signal line and the second ground line; and
at least one of a first resistor and a second resistor, the first resistor connected between the back gate of the first PMOS transistor and the second power source line, and the second resistor connected in series with the first PMOS transistor between the signal line and the second ground line,
wherein in the normal operation, a voltage value of the first power source voltage is equal to or lower than a voltage value of the second power source voltage and the potential of the back gate of the first PMOS transistor is higher than the potential of the source of the first PMOS transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,218,330

LAMINATED CHIP DEVICE

INNOCHIPS TECHNOLOGY CO.,...

1. A laminated chip device comprising:a first laminate including a plurality of conductor patterns respectively provided on a plurality of sheets, the conductor patterns being vertically connected to each other through a via formed to penetrate at least a sheet; and
a second laminate disposed over or below the first laminate and including a plurality of internal electrode patterns provided on a plurality of the sheets,
wherein the internal electrode patterns are provided with a non-conductive region in at least a portion of an area corresponding to the via.

US Pat. No. 10,218,324

DIFFERENTIAL INPUT STAGE WITH WIDE INPUT SIGNAL RANGE AND STABLE TRANSCONDUCTANCE

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A system, comprising:a differential input transistor pair (DITP) comprising first and second transistors;
a first feedback loop coupled to the first transistor; and
a second feedback loop coupled to the second transistor,
wherein, when a differential voltage applied to the differential input transistor pair is within a first range, the first and second feedback loops control a tail current supplied to the DITP, the tail current at least partially determines a transconductance of the DITP,
wherein, when the differential voltage is within a second range, the transconductance of the DITP is at least partially determined by a first resistor in the first feedback loop or by a second resistor in the second feedback loop.

US Pat. No. 10,218,303

TEMPERATURE CALCULATION SYSTEM FOR A MOTOR USING A THERMAL EQUIVALENT CIRCUIT

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A temperature calculation system for a motor using a thermal equivalent circuit, wherein a yoke is disposed to be fixed onto an inner circumferential surface of a housing of the motor, a coolant chamber in which a coolant flows is formed in a circumferential direction in the housing, and the thermal equivalent circuit, which includes thermal resistance coefficients and temperatures, is used, andan endothermic amount of the coolant flowing in the coolant chamber of the housing is calculated by using an average temperature of the housing and a preset equation,
wherein a temperature of an inner one side of the housing is calculated by using a temperature of an outer circumferential surface of the yoke, a contact thermal resistance between the housing and the yoke, and a conduction resistance of the housing, and by using a temperature of air outside the housing, a convection resistance, and the conduction resistance of the housing,
wherein the average temperature of the housing is calculated by using the temperature of the inner one side of the housing and a compensation resistance,
wherein the preset equation is configured to calculate the endothermic amount by using a mass flow rate of the coolant flowing in the coolant chamber, a specific heat of the coolant, an inflow temperature of the coolant, the average temperature of the housing, a convection coefficient of the coolant, and a contact surface area of the coolant,
wherein power input to the motor is controlled by the endothermic amount,
wherein the endothermic amount of the coolant is converted into a current value, and the current value is used as a factor for controlling power input to the motor,
wherein the thermal equivalent circuit is used to calculate the temperature of the inner one side of the housing and to calculate the average temperature of the housing, and
wherein the preset equation includes
Mass Flow Rate×Specific Heat of Coolant×(Average Temperature of Housing?Inflow Temperature of Coolant)×(exp

US Pat. No. 10,218,260

DC-DC CONVERTER WITH SNUBBER CIRCUIT

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A DC-DC converter comprising:an inductor configured to have a first end connected to an input terminal and a second end connected to an output terminal;
a switching circuit configured to determine whether power is to be applied from the input terminal to the inductor;
a snubber circuit configured to be connected to the first end and the second end of the inductor and to the output terminal;
an output current controller configured to derive an inductor current command value, which is a magnitude of a current flowing through the inductor, to allow an output current detection value obtained by detecting a current supplied to the output terminal to follow a predetermined output current command value; and
an inductor current controller configured to determine switching duty of the switching circuit to allow an inductor current detection value, obtained by detecting the current flowing through the inductor, to follow the inductor current command value.

US Pat. No. 10,218,239

BRUSHLESS MOTOR HAVING TERMINAL FIXING BLOCKS

BERGSTROM, INC., Rockfor...

1. A brushless motor, comprising:a stator having a stator core; and
an upper insulating bobbin connected to an upper face of the stator core, the upper insulating bobbin including a plurality of coil wound portions, and an upper surface of the upper insulating bobbin having a plurality of terminal fixing blocks and a plurality of wire through blocks, each terminal fixing block having a wire-through notch for positioning a wire on the upper insulating bobbin with respect to the coil wound portions and a terminal socket electrically connected with the wire,
wherein a first angle between the wire-through notch of each terminal fixing block and a radial direction of the upper insulating bobbin is 50°-130°, and wherein the terminal socket of each terminal fixing block is inserted into the terminal fixing block to be electrically connected with the wire in the wire-through notch.

US Pat. No. 10,218,237

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A STATOR FOR AN ELECTRIC MOTOR

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A method for producing a stator for an electric machine, comprising the steps of:providing a cylindrical stator body having a plurality of stator slots;
inserting one or more first coils into the stator slots, each of the one or more first coils having first coil ends on at least one end face of the stator body; and
subsequently inserting the first coil ends into a molded body, wherein the molded body having a plurality of partition walls extending radially outward from a circumferentially extending separating wall, the plurality of partition walls thereby separating and electrically insulating the first coil ends.

US Pat. No. 10,218,220

WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTER AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A wireless power transmitter, comprising:a resonator configured to transmit a detection signal;
a period detector configured to detect a period of oscillation of an oscillation signal caused by remnants of the detection signal, and generate a pulse signal substantially corresponding to the oscillation signal; and
a controller configured to receive the pulse signal from the period detector, and determine whether an external charging object is approaching in response to a change in the period of the oscillation signal, wherein the determining of whether the external charging object is approaching comprises determining whether the external charging object is approaching in response to a detected change in a pulse width of the pulse signal.

US Pat. No. 10,218,216

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SUPPLYING UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER TO A POE DEVICE IN A POWERED STATE

BTU RESEARCH LLC, Housto...

1. A system for supplying uninterruptible power, comprising:a housing;
a power supply input disposed within said housing, said power supply input having a power source interface on an outside of said housing;
a power source equipment input disposed within said housing, said power source equipment input having a power source equipment interface on an outside of said housing;
a powered device output disposed within said housing, said powered device output having a powered device interface on an outside of said housing;
an alternative power supply disposed within said housing;
a powered device connected to said powered device output by an Ethernet cable;
power source equipment connected to said power source equipment input, said power source equipment being powered separate from said power supply input and said alternative power supply; and
a control module connected to said power supply input, said power source equipment input, said powered device output, and said alternative power supply,
wherein said control module comprises an injector means, a comparator means, a switch means, and a converter means,
said comparator means detecting power from said power supply input and to said powered device output and connecting said power source equipment input and said power supply input to said switch means,
said converter means providing DC power from AC power from said power supply input and connecting said power supply input to said comparator means, said injector means, and said alternative power supply,
said switch means connecting said comparator means and said alternative power supply to said injector means,
said injector means collecting and distributing power, said injector means being comprised of a regulator and power autonegotiation module, said regulator connecting said switch means and said converter means to said power autonegotiation module, said power autonegotiation module connecting said regulator to said powered device output,
wherein said control module further comprises a battery charger, said battery charger storing power from at least one of said power supply input and said power source equipment input, said battery charger distributing power to said alternative power supply, and
wherein said alternative power supply is comprised of a plurality of battery packs, each battery pack being connected in series.

US Pat. No. 10,218,215

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SUPPLYING UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER TO A POE DEVICE WITH ACTIVE POWER NEGOTIATION AND EXTENDED RANGE

BTU RESEARCH LLC, Housto...

1. A system for supplying uninterruptible power, comprising:a housing;
a power supply input disposed within said housing, said power supply input having a power source interface on an outside of said housing;
a power source equipment input disposed within said housing, said power source equipment input having a power source equipment interface on an outside of said housing;
a powered device output disposed within said housing, said powered device output having a powered device interface on an outside of said housing;
an alternative power supply disposed within said housing;
a powered device connected to said powered device output by an Ethernet cable;
power source equipment connected to said power source equipment input, said power source equipment being powered separate from said power supply input and said alternative power supply;
a control module connected to said power supply input, said power source equipment input, said powered device output, and said alternative power supply; and
a power source equipment extension between said powered device output and said powered device,
wherein said control module comprises an injector means, a comparator means, a switch means, and a converter means,
said comparator means detecting power from said power supply input and to said powered device output and connecting said power source equipment input and said power supply input to said switch means,
said converter means providing DC power from AC power from said power supply input and connecting said power supply input to said comparator means, said injector means, and said alternative power supply,
said switch means connecting said comparator means and said alternative power supply to said injector means,
said injector means collecting and distributing power, said injector means being comprised of a regulator and power autonegotiation module, said regulator connecting said switch means and said converter means to said power autonegotiation module, said power autonegotiation module connecting said regulator to said powered device output.

US Pat. No. 10,218,214

ENERGY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WITH DETECTION VOLTAGE CALIBRATION

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. An energy management system comprising:a DC voltage bus;
a power generator connected to the DC voltage bus and configured to output a generated electric power to the DC voltage bus;
a bidirectional DC-DC converter connected to the DC voltage bus and configured to receive a DC voltage from the DC voltage bus or output a DC voltage to the DC voltage bus; and
an inverter connected to the DC voltage bus and configured to convert the DC voltage received from the DC voltage bus to an AC voltage,
wherein each of the power generator, the bidirectional DC-DC converter, and the inverter includes a voltage detector configured to detect a voltage of the DC voltage bus and a switching controller configured to perform switching control such that the voltage detected by the respective voltage detector matches a target value,
wherein the energy management system further comprises:
a calibration value selector configured to compare the voltages detected by the respective voltage detectors and to set a calibration value to a highest voltage of the detection voltages; and
a calibrator configured to calibrate the detection voltages of the voltage detectors with the set calibration value.

US Pat. No. 10,218,206

CHARGING VOLATAGE CONFIGURING METHOD FOR WIRELESS CHARGING AND WIRELESS POWER RECEPTION UNIT

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for controlling a wireless power reception unit (PRU) which receives wireless charging power from a wireless power transmission unit (PTU), the method comprising:transmitting a first message including a first voltage configuration value to the wireless PTU;
receiving, from the wireless PTU, a charging power which is determined based on the first voltage configuration value by the wireless PTU;
measuring the charging power received from the wireless PTU;
when the measured charging power is smaller than a minimum power level for charging initiation or a difference between the measured charging power and the minimum power level is within a predetermined range, identifying a second voltage configuration value by adjusting the first voltage configuration value;
transmitting a second message including the second voltage configuration value to the wireless PTU; and
receiving the charging power of which a size is adjusted based on the second voltage configuration value.

US Pat. No. 10,218,205

WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A wireless power reception device comprising:a planar resonator configured to be coupled with external magnetic fields and generate an induced current;
a first ferrite member mounted on a first side of the planar resonator and positioned in a lower portion of the planar resonator; and
a second ferrite member mounted on a second side of the planar resonator opposite to the first side and positioned in an upper portion of the planar resonator,
wherein the external magnetic fields pass through an aperture of the planar resonator substantially from one of the first side of the lower portion of the planar resonator and the second side of the upper portion of the planar resonator to the other of the first side of the lower portion of the planar resonator and the second side of the upper portion of the planar resonator.

US Pat. No. 10,218,204

CHARGING SYSTEM ON CONSTANT CURRENT MODE AND METHOD THEREOF

PHIHONG TECHNOLOGY CO., L...

1. A charging method on constant current mode, comprising steps of:communicating with a rechargeable battery by a central control module to obtain a first current and a first voltage required to charge said rechargeable battery;
transmitting a first current output instruction regarding said first current and a first voltage output instruction regarding said first voltage by said central control module to a first charging module and a second charging module;
receiving said first current output instruction and said first voltage output instruction by said first charging module and said second charging module;
outputting a second voltage and a second current to said rechargeable battery and transmitting an output value of said second voltage and an output value of said second current to said central control module by said first charging module, and outputting a third voltage and a third current to said rechargeable battery and transmitting an output value of said third voltage and an output value of said third current to said central control module by said second charging module; and
when said central control module detects that difference between said output value of said second voltage and said first voltage is smaller than a predetermined voltage value, transmitting a fourth current output instruction, in which a fourth current equals said first current minus a predetermined current value, to said first charging module by said central control module.

US Pat. No. 10,218,197

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR UTILIZING PLURALITY OF CHARGING CIRCUITS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a first charging circuit and a second charging circuit configured to charge a battery of the electronic device;
a state determination module configured to detect a connection of the electronic device to a charging device, and determine a state of the electronic device; and
a processor configured to select one of the first charging circuit and the second charging circuit based on the state of the electronic device,
wherein the first charging circuit comprises a switching charger and the second charging circuit comprises a linear charger,
wherein the state determination module is configured to detect at least one state from a group comprising surrounding electric field strength, remaining battery amount, battery temperature, communication throughput, and EMI noise, and
wherein the processor is configured to select the switching charger, when the detected state is included in a first range, and to select the linear charger, when the detected state is included in a second range.

US Pat. No. 10,218,166

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMIC MONITORING OF CONTROLLER CURRENT CONSUMPTION

SanDisk Technologies LLC,...

1. A monitoring device comprising:an analog module configured to sense current on an output of a voltage regulator and to generate a digital representation of the sensed current, wherein the digital representation comprises a series of pulses, with values of amplitude of the series of pulses being selected from the group consisting of a first value and a second value; and
a digital module configured to:
input the digital representation of the sensed current;
determine, based on a time period between at least two pulses in the series of pulses, whether the digital representation is indicative of excessive current draw; and
in response to determining that the digital representation is indicative of excessive current draw, generate an interrupt, the interrupt signaling to a controller to modify operation of an electronic device comprising the controller.

US Pat. No. 10,218,163

SUMP JUNCTION BOX

OPW FUELING COMPONENTS, L...

1. A system comprising:a sump having an inner volume; and
a junction box coupled to said sump and including:
a body defining an inner volume;
a first inlet and a second inlet, wherein each inlet is in fluid communication with said inner volume of said body; and
a first outlet and a second outlet, wherein each outlet is in fluid communication with said inner volume of said body such that a first wire is positionable in said first inlet and said first outlet and a second wire is positionable in said second inlet and said second outlet, wherein each outlet is in fluid communication with said inner volume of said sump, and wherein each inlet is not in direct fluid communication with said inner volume of said sump.

US Pat. No. 10,218,148

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A light emitting device comprising:a plate-shaped stem;
a heat sink fixed on the plate-shaped stem;
a semiconductor laser element disposed on the heat sink;
a plurality of leads, each of which is connected to the semiconductor laser element via an electrically conductive member;
a cap comprising:
a first member comprising a ceramic,
a second member comprising a metal material, and
a support member fixed on the plate-shaped stem, the support member having a cylindrical shape,
wherein the second member is supported by the support member at an outer periphery of a lower surface of the second member, and the first member is supported by the second member, such that the semiconductor laser element is located closer to the second member than to the first member, and
wherein a first through-hole penetrates the first member, and a second through-hole penetrates the second member, each of the first and second through-holes having an opening that widens in a direction away from the semiconductor laser element, wherein an inner wall surface of the first member that defines the first through-hole is flush with an inner wall surface of the second member defining the second through-hole; and
a multilayered wavelength converting member comprising:
a first wavelength converting layer comprising a sintered body, and
a second wavelength converting layer comprising glass,
wherein both of the first and second wavelength converting layers comprise a fluorescent material,
wherein both of the first and second wavelength converting layers are disposed in the second through-hole and are supported by the second member at a location below the first through-hole, and
wherein the semiconductor laser element is located closer to the first wavelength converting layer than to the second wavelength converting layer.

US Pat. No. 10,218,139

TWIST-ON WIRE CONNECTOR AND APPLICATION TOOL THEREFOR

IDEAL Industries, Inc., ...

1. A system for connecting electrical conductors, comprising:a twist-on wire connector comprising a connector housing having an upper end, a lower end having an opening, and a central cavity in communication with the opening for accommodating an electrical connecting element, the connector housing having a first driving feature; and
a tool for use in applying the twist-on wire connector to a plurality of electrical conductors comprising a tool housing having an upper end, a lower end having an opening, and a central cavity in communication with the opening for releasably receiving therein at least the upper end of the connector housing, the tool housing having a second driving feature that is complementary to the first driving feature such that, when the tool is fully positioned upon the twist-on wire connector, the second driving feature of the tool cooperates with the first driving feature of the twist-on wire connector only to cause the tool to be axially displaced relative to the twist-on wire connector such that the tool is free to move independent of and relative to first driving feature of the twist-on wire connector when the tool is moved in one rotational direction and the second driving feature of the tool cooperates with the first driving feature of the twist-on wire connector to cause the tool to drivingly engage and move therewith the twist-on wire connector when the tool is moved in an opposite rotational direction.

US Pat. No. 10,218,124

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH TERMINAL POSITION ASSURANCE

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An electrical connector comprising:a first housing;
a first terminal position assurance attached to the first housing and including a tower that extends from a tower base to a tower outer end;
a second housing; and
a second terminal position assurance attached to the second housing and including a plurality of guide walls that extend from a tower opening to guide outer ends;
wherein the second housing is engaged with the first housing such that the outer end of the tower passes through the tower opening and toward the guide outer ends, and
wherein one of the tower and the plurality of guide walls is tapered so that an amount of space between the tower and the guide walls decreases along a length thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,218,115

ADAPTER AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE ADAPTER

WISTRON NEWEB CORPORATION...

1. An adapter for connecting to a connector in a first direction, comprising:a power pin configured to transmit a power signal to the connector;
a plurality of signal pins arranged in a loop, each configured to allow a feedback signal provided by the connector to be transmitted through; and
a detection circuit coupled to the power pin and the plurality of signal pins,
including a memory circuit storing a look-up table having a plurality of voltage levels corresponding to different types of interfaces, and configured to
identify a first interface of the connector according to the voltage level of the feedback signal and the plurality of voltage levels of the look-up table; and
define a pin order of the adapter clockwise or counter clockwise from one of the signal pins that receives the feedback signal.

US Pat. No. 10,218,088

CABLE CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

LOTES CO., LTD, Keelung ...

1. A cable connector assembly, comprising:an insulating body;
a first terminal group and a second terminal group received in the insulating body and respectively arranged into an upper row and a lower row, wherein the first terminal group comprises at least one first ground terminal, the at least one first ground terminal has a first soldering portion, the second terminal group comprises at least one second ground terminal, the at least one second ground terminal has a second soldering portion, and the second soldering portion and the first soldering portion are arranged oppositely;
a shielding sheet, fixed in the insulating body and located between the first terminal group and the second terminal group; and
a cable comprising at least one ground core wire, wherein the at least one ground core wire is located between the first soldering portion and the second soldering portion and is in electrical contact with the first soldering portion, the second soldering portion and the shielding sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,218,064

COMPOSITE SUBSTRATE FOR ANTENNA MODULE AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF

DOOSAN CORPORATION, Seou...

1. A composite substrate for an antenna module, the composite substrate comprising:a first non-magnetic substrate configured to have a first copper foil;
a second non-magnetic substrate configured to have a second copper foil; and
a magnetic sheet configured to be interposed between the first non-magnetic substrate and the second non-magnetic substrate and configured to be integrally laminated with the non-magnetic substrates,
wherein the composite substrate further comprises at least one of a first insulating adhesion layer and a second insulating adhesion layer, said first insulating adhesion layer being interposed between the first non-magnetic substrate and the magnetic sheet, and said second insulating adhesion layer being interposed between the second non-magnetic substrate and the magnetic sheet; and
wherein a peel strength of the first insulating adhesion layer or the second insulating adhesion layer with respect to the magnetic sheet is 0.6 to 3.0 kgf/cm2.

US Pat. No. 10,218,038

BATTERY SENSOR POSITIONER, BATTERY SENSOR ASSEMBLY EQUIPPED WITH SAME, AND BATTERY SENSOR

FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LT...

1. A positioner for settling the position of a battery sensor, including a battery post terminal and a casing incorporating a circuit board having an electric circuit for detecting a state of the battery, and the battery sensor being mounted to a battery post of a battery, comprising:a sensor-fixing part for fixing the battery sensor; and
a rotation-blocking part capable of coming in contact with a side surface of the battery;
wherein the sensor-fixing part includes a fitting section and a lid section, the fitting section configured to be inserted at least a part of the battery sensor from a prescribed insertion direction and fitted to the inserted battery sensor, the lid section configured to come in contact with the battery sensor fitted to the fitting section from the insertion direction,
wherein the fitting section comes in contact with the battery sensor by a plurality of tapered ribs formed along the insertion direction, and
wherein the battery sensor and the sensor-fixing part are configured as separate pieces.

US Pat. No. 10,218,026

FLEXIBLE FUEL CELL POWER SYSTEM

Intelligent Energy Limite...

1. A flexible fuel cell power system comprisinga fuel cell cartridge comprising a plurality of fuel cell modules and a water compartment,
a fuel cell system, and
a platform,
wherein said fuel cell cartridge and said fuel cell system are attached to said platform, and
wherein said platform includes bendable joints or flexures which permit said platform to be flexible;
wherein the platform comprises a plurality of connection points configured to engage the plurality of fuel cell modules and water compartment via a plurality of interface pins;
wherein one of the plurality of connection points comprises a water supply interface connected with a tube to a water pump, with the water compartment connected to the water supply interface;
wherein two or more of the plurality of connection points each comprise an H2-out interface pin and a water-in interface pin, with the plurality of fuel cell modules connected to the two or more connection points;
wherein each water-in interface pin is connected with a tube to a selector valve block configured to control and direct the flow of water to the plurality of fuel cell modules.

US Pat. No. 10,218,015

ANODE BLEED CONTROL IN A FUEL CELL STACK

INTELLIGENT ENERGY LIMITE...

1. And electrochemical fuel cell assembly comprising:a fuel cell stack having a fuel delivery inlet and a fuel delivery outlet, the fuel cell stack further comprising a number of fuel cells each having a membrane-electrode assembly and a fluid flow path coupled between the fuel delivery inlet and the fuel delivery outlet for delivery of fuel to the membrane-electrode assembly;
a fuel delivery conduit coupled to the fuel delivery inlet for delivery of fluid fuel to the stack;
a bleed conduit coupled to the fuel delivery outlet for venting fluid out of the stack;
a variable orifice flow control device coupled to the bleed conduit configured to dynamically vary an amount of fluid from the fuel delivery outlet passing into the bleed conduit as a function of one or more of the control parameters: (i) measured fuel concentration; (ii) measured humidity; (iii) cell voltages of fuel cells in the stack; (iv) impedance of fuel cells in the stack; (v) resistance of fuel cells in the stack; and,
in which the recirculation conduit includes one or both of: a water separator configured to extract liquid water from the fuel circuit; a condenser configured to extract water vapour from the fuel circuit, and in which the variable orifice flow control device is further configured to dynamically vary the proportion of fluid passing into the bleed conduit as a function of the quantity of water and/or water vapour being extracted from the fuel circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,217,998

SYNTHESIS AND CHARACTERIZATION OF LITHIUM NICKEL MANGANESE COBALT PHOSPHOROUS OXIDE

CHANGS ASCENDING ENTERPRI...

1. A lithium nickel manganese cobalt phosphorous oxide material for a lithium secondary battery having a composition represented by:LixNi1/4Mn1/4Co1/4P(1/4?y)O2,
wherein 0?x?1, 0.001?y?0.25.

US Pat. No. 10,217,994

NICKEL-IRON BATTERY WITH A CHEMICALLY PRE-FORMED (CPF) IRON NEGATIVE ELECTRODE

ENCELL TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

1. A Ni—Fe battery comprising an electrode comprising an iron active material, which electrode has been preconditioned prior to any charge-discharge cycle to have the accessible surface of the iron material in the same oxidation state as discharged iron negative electrode active material.

US Pat. No. 10,217,963

DISPLAY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device, comprising:a flexible substrate;
a display element unit disposed on a first surface of the flexible substrate and comprising a thin-film transistor (TFT) and an organic light-emitting element coupled to the TFT; and
a protective layer comprising an organic material and disposed directly on a second surface of the flexible substrate, the second surface being opposite to the first surface,
wherein the protective layer comprises at least one material of Formula 1:

where n is a natural number equal to or greater than 2, m is an integer number between 0 and 4, X is a halogen, and R is halogen or alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, cycloalkynyl, aryl, or a halide thereof having 1 to 8 carbon atoms,
wherein the protective layer comprises two or more layers having different densities or Young's moduli, and
wherein the protective layer has a structure in which more than one first layer and more than one second layer having a lower density than the first layer are alternately stacked.

US Pat. No. 10,217,949

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT MATERIALS CONTAINING CARBOLINE GROUP AND ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICE BY USING THE SAME

YUAN ZE UNIVERSITY, Chun...

3. An organic electroluminescent device, comprising:a first electrode layer;
a second electrode layer; and
an organic luminescent unit, disposed between the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer, wherein the organic luminescent unit has at least an organic luminescent material as shown in General Formula (1),

wherein R3 is an ?-carboline group, ?-carboline group or ?-carboline group, R13 is a carbazole group, R1 to R2, R4 to R12 and R14 to R20 are each independently selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, a fluorine atom, a cyano group, an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an alkoxy group, a haloalkyl group, a thioalkyl group, a silyl group and an alkenyl group, the ?-carboline group, ?-carboline group or ?-carboline group is attached to General Formula (1) by the nitrogen atom of the five-membered ring of the ?-carboline group, ?-carboline group or ?-carboline group, and the carbazole group is attached to General Formula (1) by the nitrogen atom of the five-membered ring of the carbazole group.

US Pat. No. 10,217,914

SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A semiconductor light emitting device comprising:a light emitting structure comprising a first conductivity-type semiconductor layer and a second conductivity-type semiconductor layer respectively providing a first surface and a second surface, opposite to each other, of the light emitting structure, and an active layer interposed between the first conductivity-type semiconductor layer and the second conductivity-type semiconductor layer, and a plurality of regions of the first conductivity-type semiconductor layer being open by a plurality of holes penetrating through the second conductivity-type semiconductor layer and the active layer;
a first electrode disposed on the plurality of regions of the first conductivity-type semiconductor layer;
a second electrode disposed on a region of the second conductivity-type semiconductor layer;
an insulating layer disposed on the second surface of the light emitting structure;
a first solder pad and a second solder pad connected to the first electrode and the second electrode, respectively;
a transparent support substrate disposed on the first surface of the light emitting structure; and
a transparent adhesive layer disposed between the first surface of the light emitting structure and the transparent support substrate,
wherein at least one of the transparent support substrate and the transparent adhesive layer comprises a wavelength conversion material converting at least a portion of light having a first wavelength and generated by the active layer into light having a second wavelength, and
wherein the first surface of the light emitting structure, which is a surface of the first conductive-type semiconductor layer, comprises a concavo-convex portion,
wherein the first electrode has an extension portion extending onto the insulating layer, and the insulating layer, the extension portion of the first electrode, the first solder pad are sequentially stacked on a portion of the second electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,217,911

MONOLITHIC IMAGE CHIP FOR NEAR-TO-EYE DISPLAY

GLO AB, Lund (SE)

1. A semiconductor structure including light emitting devices, comprising:a first light emitting device containing a first nanowire located on a substrate, wherein the first nanowire comprises a first active region, the first active region including a first lower active region having a first band gap and a first upper active region having a second band gap, wherein the first band gap is greater than the second band gap; and
a second light emitting device containing a second nanowire located on the substrate, wherein the second nanowire comprises a second active region having the first band gap and does not include, nor is in physical contact with, any material having the second band gap.

US Pat. No. 10,217,907

METHOD OF PRODUCING NITRIDE FLUORESCENT MATERIAL, NITRIDE FLUORESCENT MATERIAL, AND LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE USING THE SAME

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A method of producing a nitride fluorescent material having a composition containing: at least one element selected from the group consisting of Ca, Sr, Ba, and Mg; at least one element selected from the group consisting of Li, Na, and K; at least one element selected from the group consisting of Eu, Ce, Tb, and Mn; Al; and N, the method comprising:preparing a calcined product having the composition; and
bringing the calcined product in contact with fluorine gas and heat-treating the calcined product at a temperature in a range of 200° C. or more and 350° C. or less in an atmosphere containing fluorine gas in a range of 2% by volume to 20% by volume and nitrogen gas of 80% by volume or more.

US Pat. No. 10,217,896

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE CHIP HAVING TEMPERATURE COMPENSATION OF THE WAVELENGTH

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. An optoelectronic semiconductor chip comprising:a p-type semiconductor region;
an n-type semiconductor region;
an active layer arranged between the p-type semiconductor region and the n-type semiconductor region, wherein the active layer is embodied as a multiple quantum well structure, the multiple quantum well structure comprising:
a first region containing alternating first quantum well layers and first barrier layers; and
a second region containing at least one second quantum well layer and at least one second barrier layer,
wherein the at least one second quantum well layer has an electronic bandgap EQW2 which is smaller than an electronic bandgap EQW1 of the first quantum well layers,
wherein the at least one second barrier layer has an electronic bandgap EB2 which is larger than an electronic bandgap EB1 of the first barrier layers, and
wherein the second region is arranged closer to the p-type semiconductor region than is the first region.

US Pat. No. 10,217,884

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING A SOLAR CELL HAVING AN AROMATIC POLYIMIDE FILM SUBSTRATE FOR HIGH PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION EFFICIENCY

Ube Industries, Ltd., Ub...

1. A process for producing a CIS solar cell, comprising:reacting an aromatic tetracarboxylic acid component comprising 3,3?,4,4?-biphenyltetracarboxylic dianhydride as the main component and an aromatic diamine component comprising p-phenylenediamine as the main component in a solvent to provide a polyimide precursor solution;
flow-casting the obtained polyimide precursor solution on a support, and heating the solution to form a self-supporting film having a weight loss within a range of from 36% to 39%, this weight loss being calculated by the following formula (A):
Weight loss (%)=(W1?W2)/W1×100  (A)wherein W1 represents the weight of the self-supporting film, and W2 represents the weight of the polyimide film after curing, whereinthe highest temperature (T1) is equal to or lower than the temperature (TM) at which the self-supporting film is thermally deformed;heating the obtained self-supporting film to conduct the imidization reaction thereby producing a polyimide film, whereinthe self-supporting film is heated at a temperature lower than the heat deformation temperature (TM), and then the temperature is increased and the film is heated at the highest heat treatment temperature (T2) of from 495° C. to 540° C.;forming a metal layer on the surface of the polyimide film;
forming a thin film containing a Group IB element, a Group IIIB element and a Group VIB element on or over the metal layer; and
forming a chalcopyrite semiconductor layer by subjecting the thin film to heat treatment at a temperature equal to or higher than 450° C.

US Pat. No. 10,217,875

BROADBAND GRAPHENE-BASED OPTICAL LIMITER FOR THE PROTECTION OF BACKSIDE ILLUMINATED CMOS DETECTORS

RAYTHEON COMPANY, Waltha...

1. A method of fabricating a sacrificial limiter filter for an optical device, the method comprising:depositing a first layer of graphene onto a surface of a silicon substrate of the optical device, wherein the optical device is a backside-illuminated focal plane array (FPA) or a backside-illuminated charge coupled device (CCD) camera;
depositing a first nano-layer of dielectric material onto the first layer of graphene;
depositing a second layer of graphene onto the first nano-layer of dielectric material, the first layer of graphene, the first nano-layer of dielectric material, and the second layer of graphene forming a first dipole conductive structure;
depositing a third layer of graphene onto the second layer of graphene;
depositing a second nano-layer of dielectric material onto the third layer of graphene; and
depositing a fourth layer of graphene onto the second nano-layer of dielectric material, the third layer of graphene, the second nano-layer of dielectric material, and the fourth layer of graphene forming a second dipole conductive structure, wherein the first, second, third, and fourth layers of graphene are configured to absorb and scatter at least a portion of electromagnetic radiation incident on the optical device and transmit at least 70% of electromagnetic radiation in a spectral range between about two and about eight microns.

US Pat. No. 10,217,841

FORMING AN UNIFORM L-SHAPED INNER SPACER FOR A VERTICAL TRANSPORT FIN FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR (VT FINFET)

International Business Ma...

1. A method of forming a vertical transport fin field effect transistor (VT FinFET), comprising:forming a plurality of vertical fins on a substrate;
forming a sacrificial liner on at least two of the plurality of vertical fins;
forming sidewall spacers on the vertical surfaces of the sacrificial liner, wherein the sidewall spacers are on opposite sides of the at least two of the plurality of vertical fins; and
removing a portion of the sacrificial liner to form an L-shaped channel adjacent to each of the at least two of the plurality of vertical fins.

US Pat. No. 10,217,838

SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE WITH MULTIPLE TRANSISTORS HAVING VARIOUS THRESHOLD VOLTAGES

MIE FUJITSU SEMICONDUCTOR...

1. A method of fabricating a semiconductor structure, comprising:implanting in a substrate a first antipunchthrough region for a transistor element;
implanting in the substrate a second antipunchthrough region for the transistor element;
implanting in the substrate a first screening region for the transistor element with a first dopant species;
implanting in the substrate a second screening region for the transistor element with a second dopant species different from the first dopant species;
forming a substantially undoped epitaxial layer covering the first and the second screening regions to form a channel layer for the transistor element, and
wherein the first dopant species and the second dopant species are of same polarity;the second anitpunchthrough region is located under the first screening region and the second screening region, the first antipunchthrough region is located under the second antipunchthrough region.

US Pat. No. 10,217,819

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING METAL-2 DIMENSIONAL MATERIAL-SEMICONDUCTOR CONTACT

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a semiconductor layer including a well region doped to a first conductivity type and a source region and a drain region doped to a second conductivity type electrically opposite the first conductivity type;
a metal layer electrically contacting the semiconductor layer; and
a two-dimensional material layer between the semiconductor layer and the metal layer, the two-dimensional material layer having a two-dimensional crystal structure, the two-dimensional material layer being patterned in one of a plurality of nanowires, a plurality of nano-slits, and a plurality of nano-dots, the two-dimensional material layer including,
a first two-dimensional material layer on the source region, the metal layer including a source electrode on the first two-dimensional material layer, and
a second two-dimensional material layer on the drain region, the metal layer including a drain electrode on the second two-dimensional material layer,
wherein a part of the source region directly contacts the source electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,217,816

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a plurality of channels sequentially stacked on a substrate, the plurality of channels spaced apart from each other in a first direction perpendicular to a top surface of the substrate;
source/drain layers at opposite sides of the plurality of channels in a second direction parallel to the top surface of the substrate, the source/drain layers connected to the plurality of channels; and
a gate structure enclosing the plurality of channels, wherein the plurality of channels have different lengths in the second direction and different thicknesses in the first direction, wherein each of the source/drain layers includes:
an epitaxial layer on the substrate; and
extension portions extending from the epitaxial layer in the second direction and respectively connected to the plurality of channels.

US Pat. No. 10,217,786

SOLID-STATE IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A member for a device, the device comprising:a first substrate which is provided with a first transistor;
a first structure which is disposed on the first substrate, the first structure including a first portion containing a conductive material and including a first wiring layer arranged between the first portion and the first substrate;
a second substrate provided with a second transistor;
a second structure disposed on the second substrate, the second structure including a second portion containing a conductive material and including a second wiring layer arranged between the second portion and the second substrate,
wherein the first structure and the second structure are arranged between the first substrate and the second substrate so that the first portion and the second portion are connected to each other,
wherein the first structure includes a first insulating film and a second insulating film, the first insulating film is arranged between the second insulating film and the first substrate, a material of the second insulating film is different from a material of the first insulating film, the first wiring layer is arranged between the first insulating film and the first substrate, and the first portion is arranged in a first groove formed of at least the first insulating film and the second insulating film,
wherein the second structure includes a third insulating film, the second wiring layer is arranged between the third insulating film and the second substrate, and the second portion is arranged in a second groove formed of at least the third insulating film, and
wherein the member comprises the first substrate and the first structure, and an upper face of the first structure is formed of the second insulating film and the first portion.

US Pat. No. 10,217,738

IGBT SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

SMK Corporation, Tokyo (...

16. A semiconductor device comprising:a semiconductor substrate;
a base region formed in the semiconductor substrate on a front surface side thereof;
a singular gate trench extending from a front surface side of the base region and penetrating through the base region;
a singular dummy trench extending from the front surface side of the base region and penetrating through the base region, a portion of the singular dummy trench that extends beyond a back surface of the base region being longer than a portion of the singular gate trench that extends beyond the back surface of the base region; and
a well region formed in the semiconductor substrate on the front surface side thereof, the well region being positioned closer to an edge of the semiconductor substrate than the base region is, wherein
on the front surface side of the semiconductor substrate, an opening width of the singular gate trench is smaller than an opening width of the singular dummy trench, and
the singular dummy trench has a branch portion extending in a direction parallel to an edge of the well region at the front surface of the semiconductor substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,217,708

HIGH BANDWIDTH ROUTING FOR DIE TO DIE INTERPOSER AND ON-CHIP APPLICATIONS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A routing structure comprising:a first die area;
a second die area;
a signal routing connecting the first die area and the second die area, wherein the signal routing comprises:
a first group of stacked reference lines in a corresponding plurality of metal layers;
a second group of stacked reference lines in the corresponding plurality of metal layers;
a group of stacked trace lines horizontally between the first and second groups of stacked reference lines in the corresponding plurality of metal layers; and
a plurality of inter-layer switch regions and intra-layer switch regions interconnecting the group of stacked trace lines to form a bundle of twisted signal lines with corresponding signal paths that periodically change between the plurality of metal layers.

US Pat. No. 10,217,697

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND LEAD FRAME WITH HIGH DENSITY LEAD ARRAY

NXP B.V., San Jose, CA (...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a lead frame having a plurality of leads arranged in an array that comprises a plurality of columns extending in a first direction and a plurality of rows extending in a second direction, wherein each lead comprises a bond pad portion located in a first plane, and a solder pad portion located in a second plane that is parallel to and down-set from the first plane, wherein the bond pad portion and the solder pad portion of each lead are staggered, and the solder pad portion horizontally extends from the bond pad portion in the first direction;
a semiconductor die mounted on the bond pad portions of a first set of the plurality of leads and electrically connected to the bond pad portion of at least one lead of a second set of the plurality of leads, wherein the first and second sets of the plurality of leads do not intersect; and
a molding material encapsulating the semiconductor die, and the plurality of leads, wherein the molding material defines a package body and the solder pad portion of each lead is exposed at a back side of the package body.

US Pat. No. 10,217,692

HEAT TRANSFER DEVICE FOR HIGH HEAT FLUX APPLICATIONS AND RELATED METHODS THEREOF

University of Virginia Pa...

46. An apparatus, said apparatus comprising:a first reservoir configured for carrying a first working fluid in said first reservoir;
a first integrated circuit (IC) die, said first IC die comprises a first heat source and a first two phase heat transfer device; wherein
said first two phase heat transfer device of said first IC die comprises:
a first base member, said first base member configured to receive thermal energy from the first heat source;
first elongated members having at least one wall, said first elongated members extending distally away from said first base member and configured to define respective first passages between adjacent first elongated members;
at least some of said first elongated members configured to be at least partially inserted into the first working fluid;
a first recess topography disposed on said at least one wall of said first elongated members, wherein said first recess topography is configured to accommodate the first working fluid;
said first elongated members having a proximal end and a distal end substantially opposed from one another, wherein said proximal end to be closer to the first heat source and said distal end to be inserted in the first working fluid;
wherein said first recess topography comprises first fractal topology, wherein said first fractal topology comprises:
first recesses, wherein the number of first recesses toward said proximal end of said first elongated members is greater than the number of first recesses toward said distal end of said first elongated members; and
said first passages are configured to accommodate vapor produced from the first working fluid so as to define a first vapor space;
a second reservoir configured for carrying a second working fluid in said second reservoir;
a second integrated circuit (IC) die, said second IC die comprises a second heat source and a second two phase heat transfer device; wherein
said second two phase heat transfer device of said second IC die comprises:
a second base member, said second base member configured to receive thermal energy from the second heat source;
second elongated members having at least one wall, said second elongated members extending distally away from said second base member and configured to define respective second passages between adjacent said second elongated members;
at least some of said second elongated members configured to be at least partially inserted into the second working fluid;
a second recess topography disposed on said at least one wall of said second elongated members, wherein said second recess topography is configured to accommodate the second working fluid; and
said second passages are configured to accommodate vapor produced from the second working fluid so as to define a second vapor space; and
said first IC die and said second IC die operatively coupled together.

US Pat. No. 10,217,653

APPARATUS FOR TREATING SUBSTRATE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A substrate-treating apparatus comprising:a support unit on which a substrate is loaded;
a blade unit at a side of the support unit and configured to remove a layer on the substrate loaded on the support unit;
an optical measurement unit configured to provide light to the substrate to obtain image data, the optical measurement unit configured to,
check whether the substrate is abnormal or not, based on the image data, and
check a wear level of the blade unit; and
a controller configured to control the support unit and the optical measurement unit, the controller configured to process the image data transmitted from the optical measurement unit,
wherein the controller includes,
an interlock configured to perform an interlock operation interrupting a process performed on the substrate if an abnormal signal is detected from the image data, and
wherein the controller is configured to perform an interlock operation interrupting operation of the blade unit, based on the wear level of the blade unit.

US Pat. No. 10,217,650

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SUBSTRATE EDGE CLEANING

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A method of cleaning contaminants from a substrate, the method comprising:(a) supporting a substrate atop a substrate support disposed within an inner volume of a process chamber;
(b) rotating the substrate about a central axis normal to a first side of the substrate;
(c) directing a first cleaning gas of solid and gaseous carbon dioxide from a liquid carbon dioxide source to a region of the inner volume corresponding to the position of an edge of the substrate when the substrate is supported by the substrate support; and
(d) flowing a first gas over the first side of the substrate such that a velocity of the first gas as it flows past the edge of the substrate increases as compared to the velocity of the first gas as it flows over the first side proximate a center of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,217,647

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device comprising:forming active patterns extending in a first direction and spaced apart from one another along a second direction perpendicular to the first direction on a substrate;
forming a polygonal mask pattern having a first width and a second width along the second direction on the active patterns;
forming an active region having the first width and the second width by executing a first etching process using the mask pattern;
forming a first cutting mask for removing a first corner rounding at which a width of the active region is the first width;
removing the first corner rounding by executing a second etching process using the first cutting mask;
forming a second cutting mask for removing a second corner rounding at which the width of the active region is changed from the first width to the second width; and
removing the second corner rounding by executing a third etching process using the second cutting mask.

US Pat. No. 10,217,640

METHODS OF FABRICATING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of fabricating a semiconductor device, the method comprising:forming a first gate dielectric layer and a second gate dielectric layer on a first region and a second region included in a semiconductor substrate, respectively;
forming a first metal-containing layer on the first and second gate dielectric layers;
performing a first annealing process with respect to the first metal-containing layer;
removing the first metal-containing layer from the first region;
forming a second metal-containing layer on an entire surface of the semiconductor substrate;
performing a second annealing process with respect to the second metal-containing layer;
forming a gate electrode layer on the second metal-containing layer;
partially removing the gate electrode layer, the second metal-containing layer, the first metal-containing layer, the first gate dielectric layer, and the second gate dielectric layer to form a first gate pattern and a second gate pattern on the first region and the second region, respectively; and
performing a third annealing process after the removing the first metal-containing layer from the first region and before the forming the second metal-containing layer.

US Pat. No. 10,217,635

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, the method comprising:forming a target etching layer directly on a glass substrate;
patterning the target etching layer to form a pattern layer including a pattern portion having a first height and a first width and a recess portion having a second width;
providing a first gas and a second gas on the pattern layer; and
performing a reaction process including reacting the first and second gases with a surface of the pattern portion by irradiating a laser beam on the pattern layer,
wherein the performing the reaction process comprises:
removing a portion of sidewalls of the pattern portion so that the pattern portion has a third width that is smaller than the first width.

US Pat. No. 10,217,595

DEVICE FOR SWITCHING AN ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A device for switching an electrical circuit for electric power levels of between 500 watts and 10 megawatts, comprising:at least two pyrotechnic disconnecting devices, which are connected in series between a terminal point of an electrical energy supply and a contact point of an intermediate circuit of a load, in order to interrupt the electrical circuit; and
at least one closing mechanism;
wherein a number of closing mechanisms is lower than a number of pyrotechnic disconnecting devices; and
wherein the at least one closing mechanism is arranged in a parallel connection with a single one of the pyrotechnic disconnecting devices in order to bridge the single pyrotechnic disconnecting device and close an interrupted electrical circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,217,578

KEYBOARD

TOPRE CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A keyboard comprising:a housing which supports a keybutton to be capable of reciprocating in an operating direction of the keybutton; and
a substrate on which an operation detection portion of the keybutton is provided,
wherein:
the keybutton supported by the housing is disposed to oppose the operation detection portion on an axial line along the operating direction of the keybutton,
a light source is provided further on an outer side than the operation detection portion on the substrate when the light source is viewed from an axial direction of the axial line,
a light guide member which guides light from the light source to a keytop of the keybutton is formed of a material having a refractive index which is higher than a refractive index of the air, and the light guide member is provided in the housing,
the light guide member includes an incident portion disposed to oppose the light source in the axial direction of the axial line, an emitting portion disposed to oppose the keytop at a position hidden by the keybutton when the emitting portion is viewed from the axial direction of the axial line, and a guide portion which guides the light, from the light source, incident from the incident portion to the emitting portion,
the light, from the light source, that is incident from the incident portion reaches a first boundary surface of the guide portion, and
an incident surface of the incident portion which opposes the light source is formed in a shape of a curved surface that protrudes towards the light source and is formed to have a radius of curvature by which the light refracted at the incident surface enters the first boundary surface at an incident angle which is greater than a critical angle of the light on the first boundary surface defined by the refractive index of the light guide member and the refractive index of the air.

US Pat. No. 10,217,576

BALANCING STRUCTURE FOR LONG KEY OF KEYBOARD

Jiangsu Transimage Techno...

1. A balancing structure for a long key of a keyboard, comprising a balancing rod and a pair of clamping hooks on a bottom plate of the keyboard;wherein the balancing rod comprises a cross rod matched with a keycap of the key and two sliding rods extending from two end parts of the cross rod and matched with the pair of clamping hooks respectively, and during the keycap pressing or spring-back process, each of the two sliding rods slides on a clamping port edge on at least one side of a corresponding clamping hook along with a rotation of the cross rod, and a moving trajectory of a contact point of each sliding rod and a corresponding clamping port edge is an arc in a sliding process;
wherein each sliding rod slides on the clamping port edge on one side of the corresponding clamping hook, and in the sliding process, each sliding rod is at least contacted with two points of the clamping port edge on the one side at the same time by a matching part between the clamping hook and the respective sliding rod, and the respective sliding rod is seamlessly matched with the corresponding clamping port edge by the matching part;
wherein the matching part between the clamping port edge and the corresponding sliding rod is an arc or a convex broken line; and
wherein the two clamping hooks and the two sliding rods respectively form two symmetrical matched parts, a protruding direction of the two matched parts are opposite, and a distance between the matched parts with the sliding rods on the two clamping hooks is larger than or equal to the distance between the matched parts with the clamping hooks on the two sliding rods.

US Pat. No. 10,217,564

SOLID-STATE FILM CAPACITORS USING SELF-ASSEMBLED BLOCK COPOLYMERS

The University of Akron, ...

1. A capacitor comprising:a first electrode;
a second electrode, where the first electrode and the second electrode are each made of a metal selected from graphene, Ni, Al, Pt, Pd, Ta, Au, Ag, or Cu; and
a dielectric material between the first electrode and the second electrode, where the dielectric material comprises a self-assembled block-copolymer film with periodic morphology, the self-assembled block-copolymer film including two or more polymer blocks with different breakdown strengths.

US Pat. No. 10,217,551

MAGNETIC SHEET, METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME, AND LOUD SPEAKER INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A magnetic sheet comprising:a magnetic material particle comprising a hexaferrite;
a nanofiber matrix comprising two or more nanofibers; and
a coupling material chemically coupled with each of the magnetic material particle and the nanofiber matrix,
wherein the magnetic material particle satisfies Chemical Formula 1 or Chemical Formula 2:
A1-xRxFe12-yMyO19  Chemical Formula 1
AQ2Fe16O27  Chemical Formula 2
wherein, in Chemical Formula 1, A is one or more elements selected from Sr, Ba, and Ca, R is one or more elements selected from rare earth elements, M is one or more elements selected from Co, Mn, Zn, Zr, Ni, Ti, Cu, Al, Ge, and As, 0?x?0.6, and 0?y?1.2,
wherein, in Chemical Formula 2, A is one or more elements selected from Sr, Ba, and Ca, and Q is one or more elements selected from Cu, Zn, Mn, and Ni,
wherein the nanofiber matrix coupled to the magnetic material particle is pressed at a pressure of 20 MPa to 80 MPa, such that the tensile strength of the magnetic sheet is about equal to the tensile strength of a substantially identical sheet without the magnetic material and coupling material.

US Pat. No. 10,217,533

FUEL ROD CLADDING AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING SAME

Electric Power Research I...

1. A fuel rod cladding, comprising:A triplex cladding having a first layer, a second layer, and a third layer disposed between said first layer and said second layer, wherein said third layer comprises molybdenum having a concentration of 98% or more by weight, and wherein said first layer is an outermost layer and said second layer is an innermost layer.