US Pat. No. 10,117,130

METHOD FOR CANCELLING A DATA TRANSMISSION OF A NEIGHBORING CELL

HFI Innovation Inc., Hsi...

1. A method, comprising:obtaining configuration information of a data transmission by a user equipment (UE) in a mobile communication network, wherein the data transmission is transmitted from a neighboring cell to the UE via an interference channel, wherein the configuration information includes a basic unit of physical resource blocks (PRBs) used by the neighboring cell for the data transmission;
receiving radio signals on a set of resource elements (REs);
estimating the interference channel corresponding to the data transmission from the neighboring cell based on the received radio signals on the set of resource elements; and
cancelling/suppressing the data transmission from the neighboring cell based on the estimated interference channel.

US Pat. No. 10,116,978

MECHANISM FOR DISTRIBUTING CONTENT DATA

RESOURCE CONSORTIUM LIMIT...

1. A method for distributing one or more digital content items to at least one receiver of one or more receiving devices, the method comprising:receiving, by a content distribution computer, user preference data comprising one or more user preferred content types, user billing information and data identifying a location of at least one receiving device where the one or more digital content items are to be received, and storing the user preference data in a user account;
generating, by the content distribution computer, a customized content listing comprising a plurality of digital content items from a plurality of digital content providers selected based on the user preferred content types and the data identifying the location of at least one receiving device;
receiving, by the content distribution computer, a selection signal for selecting one of the plurality of digital content items included in the customized content listing;
attempting to bill, by the content distribution computer, the user account for the selected digital content item using a cost associated with the selected digital content item and the user billing information; and
transmitting, by the content distribution computer, the selected digital content item to a receiver corresponding to the data identifying the location of the at least one receiving device if the user account was successfully billed for the selected digital content item.

US Pat. No. 10,116,283

DUAL PASSBAND RADIO FREQUENCY FILTER AND COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE

Resonant Inc., Santa Bar...

1. A communications device, comprising:a multi-band filter having a lower pass-band and an upper pass-band separated by an intervening stop-band, comprising:
a first plurality of acoustic wave resonators including two or more first-network shunt resonators and two or more first-network series resonators coupled to form a first ladder network; and
a second plurality of acoustic wave resonators forming a second ladder network, the first and second ladder networks coupled in series between a first port and a second port, wherein
the two or more first-network shunt resonators have respective motional resonance frequencies below a lower edge of the lower passband to provide transmission zeros below the lower edge of the lower pass-band and the two or more first-network series resonators have respective anti-resonance frequencies above an upper edge of the upper passband to provide transmission zeros above the upper edge of the upper pass-band, and
the second ladder network is configured to provide transmission zeros at frequencies within the intervening stop-band.

US Pat. No. 10,116,208

DC-DC CONVERTER WITH IMPROVED ENERGY MANAGEMENT, METHOD FOR OPERATING THE DC-DC CONVERTER, ENVIRONMENTAL ENERGY HARVESTING SYSTEM USING THE DC-DC CONVERTER, AND APPARATUS USING THE ENERGY HARVESTING SYSTEM

STMicroelectronics S.r.l....

1. A method for operating a converter including an inductor receiving an input supply voltage and supplying an electrical load with an output supply voltage, the method comprising:charging the inductor by storing electrical charge until a maximum pre-set current value is reached, during a first operating condition in which said electrical load is not supplied;
actively supplying said electrical load by the electrical charge stored in the inductor during a first time interval of a second operating condition by actuating a charge transfer switch coupled to said electrical load and partially discharging the inductor through the charge transfer switch until an intermediate value of residual charge stored in the inductor is reached; and
passively supplying said electrical load by said residual charge stored in the inductor during a second time interval, subsequent to the first time interval, of the second operating condition by deactuating said charge transfer switch and discharging the inductor through a charge transfer diode coupled to said electrical load;
wherein the converter further comprises a first adaptive control circuit including a first electrical-charge-storage device and a first signal comparator and a second adaptive control circuit including a second electrical-charge-storage device and a second signal comparator, the method further comprising:
charging the first electrical-charge-storage device, during the first operating condition, with a first charging current having a magnitude that is proportional to the input supply voltage;
generating, by the first signal comparator, a first control signal to cause termination of said charging the inductor when the charge stored in the first electrical-charge-storage device reaches a first predefined threshold;
charging the second electrical-charge-storage device, during the second operating condition, with a second charging current having a magnitude that is proportional to the output supply voltage;
generating, by the second signal comparator, a second control signal to cause termination of said actively supplying said electrical load when the charge stored in the second electrical-charge-storage device reaches a second predefined threshold,
wherein said first predefined threshold indicates a maximum value that the electrical charge stored in said inductor may assume during the first operating condition and the second predefined threshold indicates the intermediate value that the electrical charge stored in said inductor may assume during the second operating condition.

US Pat. No. 10,115,999

ALL-SOLID-STATE LITHIUM-ION SECONDARY BATTERY INCLUDING A SOLID ELECTROLYTE AND AN INTERMEDIATE LAYER

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An all-solid-state lithium-ion secondary battery comprising:a cathode active material that allows a lithium ion to be stored therein and released therefrom;
an anode active material that allows a lithium ion to be stored therein and released therefrom;
a solid electrolyte between the cathode active material and the anode active material, the solid electrolyte having lithium ion conductivity; and
an intermediate layer between the solid electrolyte and the cathode active material, the intermediate layer being constituted of elements including all elements constituting the cathode active material, a lithium ion in the intermediate layer being less ionic than the lithium ion stored in the cathode active material.

US Pat. No. 10,115,910

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT MATERIAL, ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICE AND QUANTUM DOT ELECTROLUMINESCENT UNIT

HANNSTAR DISPLAY (NANJING...

1. An organic electroluminescent material, comprising a structure of the following Formula (1),
wherein one of R2, R4 or R6, or two of R2, R4, R6, R9, or R13 are independent triazole derivatives, and the triazole derivatives have the structure of the following Formula (2),

the other substituents of R1 to R23 are 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 thioalkyl group, a silyl group, and an alkenyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,115,387

ACTIVE NOISE-REDUCTION EARPHONES AND NOISE-REDUCTION CONTROL METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR THE SAME

Goertek Inc., Weifang (C...

1. A noise-reduction control method for active noise-reduction earphones, wherein providing a feedforward microphone on each earphone of the active noise-reduction earphones, respectively; the feedforward microphone being disposed outside of the earphone; the noise-reduction control method comprising:performing frequency-domain weighting and temporal-domain weighting to a noise signal collected by the feedforward microphone at current time to obtain a weighted energy;
judging whether active noise-reduction control is needed at the current time based on the weighted energy;
when the active noise-reduction control is needed, calculating an energy value of a first sub-band and an energy value of a second sub-band of the noise signal collected by the feedforward microphone at the current time, wherein the first sub-band and the second sub-band are determined based on a feedforward noise-reduction curve and a feedback noise-reduction curve of the earphone, respectively;
determining a feedforward noise-reduction amount and a feedback noise-reduction amount based on the energy value of the first sub-band and the energy value of the second sub-band, respectively;
controlling the earphone to perform feedforward noise reduction based on the feedforward noise-reduction amount, and
controlling the earphone to perform feedback noise reduction based on the feedback noise-reduction amount,
wherein performing frequency-domain weighting to a noise signal collected by the feedforward microphone at current time according to the following formula:
v(n)=RA(f)*s1
wherein, y(n) is a signal obtained after the frequency-domain weighting, s1 is the noise signal, f is a frequency of the noise signal, and RA(f) is a frequency weighting coefficient,

US Pat. No. 10,115,320

METHOD AND SYSTEMS FOR UPDATING A REMOTE REPOSITORY BASED ON DATA-TYPES

CAE Inc., Saint-Laurent,...

1. A remote data management system for supporting an interactive computer simulation system that executes an interactive computer simulation, comprising:a network interface module providing network access towards a central repository for storing a synthetic natural environment database that comprises data of a plurality of data types for a plurality of geographically-located terrain skin representations of a computer generated environment of the interactive computer simulation and towards an interactive computer simulation station participating in the interactive computer simulation, the interactive computer simulation station allowing one or more users to interact in the interactive computer simulation for controlling a vehicle in the computer generated environment, wherein the interactive computer simulation station comprising a plurality of data consumers each requiring data from one or more of the plurality of data types;
a data storage system comprising a remote repository for storing a subset of the synthetic natural environment database; and
a processor module that:
upon receipt of a data request from the interactive computer simulation station for one or more geographical locations, determines a set of data types considering one or more requesting data consumers from the plurality of data consumers;
updates the subset of the synthetic natural environment database in the remote repository for the one or more geographical locations with data of only the set of data types;
computes a plurality of expected geographical positions for the interactive computer simulation station; and
monitors remaining storage capacity of the remote repository, wherein the processor module updates the subset of the synthetic natural environment database for one or more of the expected geographical positions until reaching a high-level remaining capacity threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,115,301

CONTROLLERS WITH ADAPTABLE INTERFACES

Logitech Europe S.A., La...

1. A method for updating a control device, comprising:receiving identifying information about an appliance;
receiving identifying information about a component of the appliance, the component being a part of the appliance;
sending a query to a remote server including information about the appliance and the component;
receiving a response from the remote server including configuration information for the control device, the configuration information including a command for the appliance and a command that is specific to the component;
mapping a first input of the control device to the command for the appliance;
mapping a second input of the control device to the command that is specific to the component;
receiving the second input; and
in response to receiving the second input, sending the command that is specific to the component.

US Pat. No. 10,115,065

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATIC SCHEDULING OF A WORKFORCE

VERINT AMERICAS INC., Al...

1. A method of workforce scheduling, comprising:using a processor and computer memory to form a template-user interface comprising at least one shift activity template, wherein a worker interacts with the template-user interface to enter attributes of a work schedule into the shift activity template stored in the computer memory, wherein the attributes describe at least one worker activity performed during a period in a shift, a range of start times for the worker activity, and a length for the at least one worker activity;
creating with the processor and storing in the computerized memory, a schedulable object associated with the shift;
for said at least one worker activity, initializing corresponding attributes in the schedulable object in accordance with attributes from the shift activity template;
receiving an association between the shift activity template and at least one worker;
and
adjusting a scheduled time for the worker activity within the shift to evaluate combinations of scheduled times for the worker by binding the schedulable object to a respective period in the shift;
constraining additional binding such that the additional binding of additional schedulable objects to additional periods in the shift are distinct from the respective period in the shift;
identifying schedulable objects that are in excess of a minimum number of schedulable objects for a respective shift activity template and tracking the excess schedulable objects with a “no binding” identifier;
gathering the identified excess schedulable objects and placing the excess schedulable objects together in initial periods of respective shift activity templates to accommodate reassigning the excess schedulable objects;
identifying at least one queue experiencing a backlog and reassigning the excess schedulable objects from respective shift activity templates to the at least one queue;
and
directing output from the queue to the at least one worker in accordance with the binding and additional binding.

US Pat. No. 10,114,711

FAULT DETECTION AND CORRECTION FOR SINGLE AND MULTIPLE MEDIA PLAYERS CONNECTED TO ELECTRONIC DISPLAYS, AND RELATED DEVICES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS

CINEPLEX DIGITAL MEDIA IN...

1. A method comprising:duplicating data associated with each of a plurality of media players to a back-up media player,
each of the plurality of media players being configured to output a signal to one or more of a plurality of electronic displays, each of the electronic displays configured to switch source inputs between a corresponding media player and a video splitter, the back-up media player configured to drive the duplicated data associated with each of the plurality of media players via the video splitter;
determining whether a fault exists in any of the plurality of media players that affects a corresponding electronic display;
switching the source input of the corresponding electronic display to the back-up media player via the video splitter; and
playing, on the corresponding electronic display, the duplicated data from the video splitter for any of the plurality of media players for which the fault exists.

US Pat. No. 10,114,475

POSITION DETECTION SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD OF POSITION DETECTION SYSTEM

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A position detection system comprising:a light emitting apparatus that emits detection light to a detection area for detecting an indication position of an indicator; and
a position detection apparatus that includes:
an imaging portion that captures an image of the detection area, and
a position detection portion that:
detects light from the indicator based on data of the image captured by the imaging portion,
detects the indication position of the indicator in the detection area, and
determines whether the indicator is a light emitting indicator that emits light or an indicator that does not emit light, wherein the light emitting apparatus is turned on and off repeatedly, and when the indication position of the indicator is detected White the light emitting apparatus is turned off, the position detection portion determines that the indicator is the light emitting indicator.

US Pat. No. 10,113,911

AUTOMATED DYNAMIC LUMINAIRE IDENTIFICATION USING BARCODES

Gooee Limited, St Albans...

1. A system for automated dynamic luminaire identification using a barcode, the system comprising:a gateway configured to control a dimming level of the luminaire;
at least one sensor configured in a position to read a barcode associated with the luminaire; and,
a server in data communication with at least one of the gateway and the sensor, wherein the gateway is further configured to adjust the dimming level of the luminaire to a level at which the sensor may read the barcode,
the sensor is further configured to read the barcode and transmit information regarding the barcode to the server either directly or via the gateway, and
the server is configured to identify the luminaire and/or instruct the gateway to adjust the dimming level of the luminaire, based at least in part on the information regarding the barcode.

US Pat. No. 10,113,893

METHOD OF, AND APPARATUS FOR, MONITORING THE AVAILABLE RESOURCES OF A GAS CYLINDER

Air Products and Chemical...

1. A method of determining the predicted usage of gas from a gas cylinder assembly comprising a gas cylinder and a valve and regulator assembly, the method using a sensor assembly comprising a gas sensor and comprising the steps of:a) determining, using the gas sensor, the mass of gas in the gas cylinder at a time t;
b) determining, at time t, the average measured flow rate of gas from the gas cylinder; and
c) determining, at time t, the time remaining until the quantity of gas in the gas cylinder reaches a predetermined level, the time remaining being determined from the mass of gas in the gas cylinder at time t, the average measured flow rate of gas from the gas cylinder as determined at time t, and a predetermined scaling factor selected in dependence upon the proportion of gas remaining in the gas cylinder at time t;
wherein the gas sensor comprises a piezoelectric oscillator immersed in the gas within the gas cylinder, and the sensor assembly comprises a drive circuit for driving the piezoelectric oscillator, and step a) comprises:
d) driving, by means of the drive circuit, the piezoelectric oscillator such that the piezoelectric oscillator resonates at a resonant frequency; and
e) measuring the resonant frequency of the piezoelectric oscillator at time t; and
f) determining, from the resonant frequency, the mass of the gas within the gas cylinder at time t.

US Pat. No. 10,113,801

MULTI-FLUID HEAT EXCHANGER ARRANGEMENT

Wabtec Holding Corp., Wi...

1. A multi-fluid heat exchanger joined by a common header portion, said heat exchanger comprising:(a) a pair of opposed headers, each of said headers comprising a single plate and including a first set of openings and a second set of openings designed according to a first predetermined configuration and a second predetermined configuration, wherein the first set of openings and the second set of openings are positioned adjacent one another on the single plate of each of the pair of opposed headers;
(b) a first tube core comprising a first set of tubes arranged according to said first predetermined configuration of said first set of openings, said first set of tubes having opposed ends aligned and secured within said first set of openings in said pair of opposed headers, wherein the first predetermined configuration of the first tube core comprises an array having a first predetermined spacing between the tubes;
(c) a second tube core comprising a second set of tubes arranged according to said second predetermined configuration of said second set of openings, said second set of tubes having opposed ends aligned and secured within said second set of openings in said pair of opposed headers, wherein the second predetermined configuration of the second tube core comprises an array having a second predetermined spacing between the tubes; and
(d) a core divider positioned between said first tube core and said second tube core, said core divider including a reinforcement member positioned adjacent thereto, wherein the core divider and the reinforcement member extend substantially the entire length of the first and second tube cores,
wherein said first predetermined configuration of said first set of openings and said first tube core has a different arrangement from said second predetermined configuration of said second set of openings and said second tube core and wherein the first predetermined spacing is different than the second predetermined spacing.

US Pat. No. 10,113,781

HELIUM MANAGEMENT CONTROL SYSTEM

Brooks Automation, Inc., ...

44. A system for controlling supply of a refrigerant, the system comprising:a variable speed compressor arranged to deliver refrigerant to plural refrigerators based on a variable pressure differential between a supply pressure and a return pressure; and
a controller configured to:
control the speed of the variable speed compressor and selectively turn on or off another compressor based on the variable pressure differential between the supply pressure and the return pressure;
respond to detecting the variable pressure differential between the pressure supply and the pressure return to be below a threshold value by determining if a refrigerator of the plural refrigerators is maintaining a specific temperature; and
determine, if the refrigerator is maintaining the specific temperature, that a fault in a pressure sensor has occurred and increasing a controller determined speed of the variable speed compressor to maximum speed.

US Pat. No. 10,113,606

VIBRATION RING

The United States of Amer...

1. A driveline assembly, comprising:a gear comprising an inner surface defining an opening;
a rotating shaft disposed within the opening; and
a ring-shaped compression cage disposed within the opening between the inner surface and the rotating shaft, wherein the ring-shaped compression cage comprises:
a compression cage including a first curved surface and a second curved surface defining circumferential boundaries of an annular-shaped volume surrounding a central axis of the compression cage;
a plurality of angled links, wherein each of the angled links extends from the first curved surface to the second curved surface, wherein the angled links are angled with respect to the central axis such that the angled links redirect radial forces imparted on the compression cage in a direction parallel to the central axis; and
a material suspended within the annular shaped volume by the angled links, wherein the material is attached to the angled links so as to receive redirected radial forces therefrom.

US Pat. No. 10,112,034

ADJUSTABLE-LENGTH DRUG DELIVERY BALLOON

J.W. Medical Systems Ltd....

1. A method of treating a region of a vessel wall, comprising:positioning a catheter having an inflatable balloon positioned thereon in proximity or adjacent to the region of vessel wall within a patient body;
adjusting a position of a sheath with respect to the balloon such that an exposed portion of the balloon is coextensive with the region of vessel wall while a second portion of the balloon is covered by the sheath;
depositing, in vivo, at least one agent upon a surface of the balloon within the sheath; and
expanding the exposed portion of the balloon such that the at least one agent disposed upon the exposed portion of the balloon contacts the region of vessel wall.

US Pat. No. 10,111,861

TREATMENT OF BREAST CANCER

Medivation Prostate Thera...

1. A method of treating breast cancer, wherein cells of the breast cancer express detectable estrogen receptor but the breast cancer is resistant to endocrine therapy, comprising administering to a patient in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a compound or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of the compound, wherein the compound is selected from the group consisting of

US Pat. No. 10,111,722

ROBOTIC SYSTEM

THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF...

1. A robot for Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD), comprising:a slave device configured with a first arm and a second arm;
an endoscopic platform with at least two channels extensible to a target tissue and for receiving the first and second arms, respectively; and
a master device configured to control the first arm to retract the target tissue and control the second arm to dissect the retracted tissue;
each of the first arm and the second arm comprising a continuum structure and an end-effector connected with the continuum structure; and
the continuum structure of the first and second arms comprising at least two pairs of actuators configured to drive the end-effector, the actuators in the first arm comprising a wire and a shape memory alloy, the wire and the shape memory alloy in the actuators of the first arm being separately controlled, and being used to control the end-effector and the first arm.

US Pat. No. 10,111,612

VIRTUAL MAGNETIC TRANSMISSION LINES FOR COMMUNICATION AND POWER TRANSFER IN CONDUCTING MEDIA

ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ...

1. A neuronal radio-frequency (RF) telemetry system comprising:a microscopically-sized neuronal sensor tuned to a resonance at a chosen radio-frequency;
an electronic circuitry operably connected to said neuronal sensor,
a passive array of microscopically-sized neuronal transmitter elements separated from one another by a distance that defines near-field interaction between immediately neighboring neuronal transmitter elements of the passive array, wherein an outmost transmitter element of said array is separated from the neuronal sensor by the distance, and
a receiver in RF communication at least with the outmost transmitter element.
US Pat. No. 10,112,977

PEPTIDE FOR INDUCING MULTINUCLEATION IN CELLS, AND USE THEREFOR

Toagosei Co., Ltd., Toky...

1. An artificially synthesized peptide having a multinucleation-inducing activity for at least one type of eukaryotic cell and comprising, in the peptide chain thereof, the following amino acid sequence (A) and amino acid sequence (B):(A) an amino acid sequence that constitutes a membrane-permeable peptide sequence; and
(B) an amino acid sequence given by either CPDGAKARC (SEQ ID NO: 1) or CSRRSKSKC (SEQ ID NO: 2) constituting multinucleation-inducing peptide sequences that have a multinucleation-inducing activity for at least one type of eukaryotic cell, or a modified amino acid sequence formed by conservative substitution of one, two or three amino acid residues in the amino acid sequence and that constitutes a multinucleation-inducing peptide sequence having a multinucleation-inducing activity for at least one type of eukaryotic cell.

US Pat. No. 10,117,347

ACCOMMODATION DEVICE FOR ELECTRONIC PARTS

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An accommodation device comprising:a casing body for accommodating a protective component;
a casing cover fixed to the casing body so as to form an accommodation space for accommodating the protective component, an air breathing hole being formed in the casing cover for communicating the accommodation space to an outside of the accommodation device;
a filter accommodation portion formed on a part of an outside surface of the casing cover and having a bottom surface formed on the part of the outside surface of the casing cover, wherein an outside end of the air breathing hole is opened at the bottom surface while an inside end of the air breathing hole is opened at an inside surface of the casing cover;
a filter element fixed to the bottom surface of the filter accommodation portion for covering the outside end of the air breathing hole;
a filter cover located at the outside surface of the casing cover and fixed to the casing cover for covering the filter element;
a cover positioning portion formed in the filter accommodation portion of the casing cover for positioning the filter cover with respect to the filter accommodation portion; and
a peripheral wall portion formed on the outside surface of the casing cover for surrounding the filter accommodation portion,
wherein a height of the peripheral wall portion from the bottom surface of the filter accommodation portion is larger than a height of the filter cover from the bottom surface.

US Pat. No. 10,117,339

MANUFACTURING JIG AND MANUFACTURING APPARATUS FOR TEMPERATURE MEASURING SAMPLE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

19. A manufacturing jig for a temperature measuring sample, wherein, the temperature measuring sample is formed by fitting a coupling end of a printed circuit board, the best temperature measuring point of a strip thermometer and a flexible printed circuit board, and the manufacturing jig for a temperature measuring sample comprises:a first clamping mechanism, which is configured to clamp the strip thermometer and adjust position of the strip thermometer in X-axis direction, so that the best temperature measuring point located at an end of the strip thermometer is at a width center point of the coupling end of the printed circuit board, wherein the X-axis direction is parallel to a width direction of the coupling end of the printed circuit board,
wherein:
the first clamping mechanism comprises a first supporting part, a clamping part and a first adjustment part, the first supporting part is connected to the first adjustment part, and is used for supporting the first adjustment part; the clamping part is movably connected to the first adjustment part, and is capable of reciprocating in the X-axis direction when driven by the first adjustment part, and the first adjustment part includes a first pushing rod, a first elastic element, and a first sliding rail, the first pushing rod and the first elastic element are provided at two opposite sides of the clamping part along the X-axis direction, respectively, a length direction of first sliding rail is parallel to the X-axis direction, so that the clamping part is capable of reciprocating in the length direction of the first sliding rail, and
first magnetic elements capable of attracting to each other are provided on edge regions, at a side away from the first connecting member, of the folded surfaces facing each other of the upper clamping plate and the lower clamping plate, respectively, and the first magnetic elements are capable of enabling the upper clamping plate and the lower clamping plate to be fitted completely and attracted together.

US Pat. No. 10,117,337

ELECTRICALLY ISOLATED ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR THE ELECTRICAL ISOLATION OF AN ASSEMBLY

1. An electrical or electronic assembly comprising a carrier and one or more electrical or electronic components that are mechanically and electrically connected with the carrier, wherein the carrier or at least one of the components or both is entirely or partially coated with a powder and wherein the powder comprises powder particles of electrically isolating material that have an average particle diameter of less than 1000 micrometers, and the particles are adhered to the carrier or at least one of the components or both the carrier and the at least one of the components by surface and field forces.

US Pat. No. 10,117,329

CARRIER PLATE, DEVICE HAVING THE CARRIER PLATE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A CARRIER PLATE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A carrier plate comprising:a substrate; and
a conductor track,
wherein the conductor track comprises a first layer arranged directly on the substrate,
wherein the conductor track further comprises a second layer arranged on the first layer,
wherein the second layer comprises gold,
wherein the second layer comprises a supply line region and a first soldering region at one end of the supply line region, the first soldering region defining an area forming a connection region for an electrical component,
wherein the second layer further comprises a second soldering region adjacent to another end of the supply line region opposite to the first soldering region,
wherein the second layer includes a first interrupted region so that the second layer is completely interrupted between the supply line region and the first soldering region,
wherein the second layer includes a second interrupted region between the supply line region and the second soldering region,
wherein the conductor track further comprises a third layer including nickel arranged between the first and second layers, and
wherein the conductor track further comprises a fourth layer arranged between the second and third layers.

US Pat. No. 10,117,327

RADIO-FREQUENCY MODULE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A radio-frequency module comprising:a board;
an interconnect part having electrical conductivity provided on the board;
a land having electrical conductivity connected to the interconnect part;
a transmission circuitry connected to the land to transmit a signal;
a ground conductor formed at plane completely disposed surrounding a whole circumference of the land and the interconnect part;
an isolation part disposed between the land and the ground conductor to isolate the land and the ground conductor from each other, and disposed between the interconnect part and the ground conductor to isolate the interconnect part and the ground conductor from each other; and
a coupling part connected between the land and the ground conductor to short-circuit the land and the ground conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,117,316

ROTATING IDENTIFICATIONS IN LIGHT-BASED POSITIONING SYSTEMS

OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., Wil...

1. A light-based communication system, comprising:a plurality of luminaires, wherein each of the plurality of luminaires is configured to transmit light-based communication (LCom) signals; and
a server communicatively coupled to the plurality of luminaires and configured to:
assign an identifier to each of the plurality of luminaires;
transmit the assigned identifier to each of the plurality of luminaires, wherein each of the plurality of luminaires transmits the assigned identifier via LCom signals;
rotate, in response to receiving a trigger signal, the assigned identifier for each of the plurality of luminaires; and
transmit the rotated identifier to each of the plurality of luminaires, wherein each of the plurality of luminaires transmits the rotated identifier via LCom signals.

US Pat. No. 10,117,312

LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE, PROJECTION DISPLAY DEVICE, AND LIGHT SOURCE CONTROL METHOD

NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LT...

1. A light source device comprising:an excitation light source unit that emits excitation light;
a phosphor wheel unit that includes a wheel that produces fluorescence by said excitation light and that, by rotating the wheel, changes a position on the wheel that is irradiated by said excitation light;
a detection unit that detects rotation of said wheel; and
a control unit that, on the basis of the detection result of said detection unit and the fluorescence characteristic of said wheel, changes an intensity of said excitation light such that a change in intensity of the fluorescence emitted by the wheel during one rotation of the wheel is reduced,
wherein said control unit changes the intensity of said excitation light by changing a drive voltage that is supplied to said excitation tight source unit and
wherein said excitation light source unit supplies a feedback voltage that accords with the intensity of said excitation light to said control unit, and
said control unit comprises:
an alternating-current voltage generating unit that generates an alternating-current voltage on the basis of said detection result and said fluorescence characteristic;
a superposing unit that supplies a superposed voltage in which said alternating-current voltage is superposed on said feedback voltage; and
a power supply unit that supplies voltage whose magnitude accords with said superposed voltage as said drive voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,117,307

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTO-COMMISSIONING BASED ON SMART SENSORS

Cooper Technologies Compa...

1. A method comprising:capturing, by an imaging sensor, one or more images of an area responsive to systematically controlling a lighting system of the area, wherein the lighting system comprises a plurality of artificial light sources and lighting control devices;
determining, by the imaging sensor, a location of one or more artificial light sources of the plurality of artificial light sources with respect to a location of the imaging sensor based on a pixel analysis of the one or more images;
allocating, by the imaging sensor, a portion of the area as an area of influence of the imaging sensor,
wherein the area of influence comprises the portion of the area within which the imaging sensor can influence a change in luminescence above a threshold change in luminescence by controlling at least one artificial light source of the one or more artificial light sources; and
associating, by the imaging sensor, the at least one artificial light source with the area of influence of the imaging sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,117,302

ELECTRONIC DRIVER WITH ELECTRIC-LEAKAGE PROTECTION FOR LED LIGHTING

AMPCO PRODUCTS LTD., Hon...

1. An electronic driver for driving a light-emitting diode (LED) load comprising:a converter circuit for converting electrical power provided by a unipolar voltage source to an output current used for driving the LED load, the converter circuit including a local ground node for collecting the output current and an operating current drawn by the converter circuit to form a return current to be returned to the unipolar voltage source, the unipolar voltage source having a source-side ground node for receiving at least the return current;
two electrical contacts collectively for electrically connecting to an external voltage source and receiving electrical power therefrom, the received electrical power being used for powering the unipolar voltage source;
a series cascade of a current sensor and a solid-state switch, the series cascade connecting the source-side ground node and the local ground node such that the current sensor is used for measuring the return current; and
an electronic controller configured to execute a control process for controlling the solid-state switch to switch on and off, the control process comprising a test subprocess for testing whether the external voltage source is electrically connected to both the electrical contacts, the test subprocess comprising:
switching on the solid-state switch for a test duration so as to drive the converter circuit to operate during the test duration, wherein the test duration is selected to be not greater than a maximum test duration predetermined for avoiding a person to absorb from the external voltage source an energy greater than a pre-defined human-tolerable shock energy under a condition that the external voltage source is electrically connected to only one of the electrical contacts and the person accidentally touches another one of the electrical contacts;
obtaining, from the current sensor, a measured value of the return current observed during the test duration; and
determining whether the external voltage source is electrically connected to both the electrical contacts according to the measured return-current value;
the control process further comprising:
responsive to determining that the external voltage source is electrically connected to both the electrical contacts, switching on the solid-state switch so as to drive the LED load; and
responsive to determining that the external voltage source is not electrically connected to both the electrical contacts, switching off the solid-state switch for an idle period so as to isolate the converter circuit from the unipolar voltage source, and then repeating the test subprocess, wherein the idle period is selected such that an energy absorbed by the converter circuit during the test period is substantially dissipated during the idle period.

US Pat. No. 10,117,279

METHOD FOR MAINTENANCE OF MAXIMUM NUMBER OF BEARERS WHEN MAXIMUM NUMBER OF BEARERS REACHED

MEDIATEK INC., HsinChu (...

1. A method, comprising:receiving a session management (SM) reject message by a user equipment (UE) in a mobile communication network, wherein the SM reject message comprises a cause code indicating that a maximum number of bearers has been reached while the UE has an existing number of established bearers connecting the UE with a first type of RAT;
determining the maximum number of bearers based on the SM reject message;
receiving a subsequent SM request from the network after receiving the SM reject message and the cause code, wherein the subsequent SM request is associated with a set of parameters including a second type of RAT different than the first type, and requests to activate a dedicated bearer context for a new bearer connecting the UE with the second type of RAT;
updating the maximum number of bearers based on the SM request and the set of parameters in response to the cause code, wherein the UE autonomously updates the maximum number of bearers that is radio access technology (RAT) dependent; and
accepting the subsequent SM request and establishing the new bearer while maintaining the existing number of established bearers.

US Pat. No. 10,117,278

METHOD FOR CONNECTION BETWEEN ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:short-range communication circuitry;
a memory storing a communication software module; and
a processor adapted to:
connect with a wireless access point (AP);
broadcast, using the short-range communication circuitry, a request message to perform a service associated with file sharing or conferencing, the request message including a unique identifier or a unique name related to the service;
receive, via the wireless AP, a response message from at least one external device connected with the wireless AP;
establish a communicative connection with the at least one external device via the wireless AP; and
perform, using the communication software module, an operation for the service with the at least one external device.

US Pat. No. 10,117,275

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTENTION-BASED UPLINK DATA TRANSMISSION

INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDI...

1. A method implemented by a long term evolution (LTE) wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU) accessing a contention-based (CB) shared channel, and accessing a contention-free shared channel allocated by receiving an uplink grant for the WTRU from a base station, the method characterized by:receiving radio resource control (RRC) signaling, indicating resources for the CB shared channel;
wherein the CB shared channel is selected autonomously by the WTRU from the resources indicated in the RRC signaling; and
on a condition that an uplink grant is received in a random access response for a subframe in which a transmission using the CB shared channel would occur, not transmitting using the CB shared channel in the subframe and transmitting using the contention-free shared channel using the uplink grant received in the random access response.

US Pat. No. 10,117,264

ALLOCATION METHOD, RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, ALLOCATION APPARATUS, AND PROGRAM THEREOF

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A frequency block allocation method for a radio communication system in which one or more radio stations and mobile stations perform radio communication using a frequency block selected from a plurality of system bands, the frequency block allocation method comprising:determining number of component carriers that can allocate to each mobile station;
calculating a communication band index, indicating an expected value of a band to be allocated for the each mobile station, based on bandwidths and loads of the component carriers according to the determined allocation number of the component carriers;
calculating an allocation index, which is expected upon allocation of the frequency block to the each mobile station, for each of the component carriers using the communication band index, an instantaneous rate and an average rate, which are expected upon allocation of the frequency block to the each mobile station; and
allocating frequency blocks to the each mobile station based on the allocation indices.

US Pat. No. 10,117,260

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATING AND SHARING OF INFORMATION FOR AIRCRAFT

Thales, Courbevoie (FR)

1. A method of communicating and sharing information between an onboard system loaded onboard an aircraft and at least one ground control system, the method comprising:identifying a situation from among a set of predetermined situations comprising at least one nominal situation and a critical situation;
obtaining, from a data structure recorded beforehand associated with the identified situation, a first set of information elements usable by a first system from among the onboard system and a ground control system;
determining, from the first set of information elements, and from pieces of information recorded beforehand, a set of pieces of information unavailable in the first system;
establishing at least one first request to be sent from the first system to at least one second system, the at least one second system being different from the first system and selected from among the onboard system and a ground control system, to request information of the set of pieces of information unavailable in the first system;
sending the at least one first request from the first system to the at least one second system; and
receiving a second system first decision associated with the identified situation made in the at least one second system, taking into account the information available in the first system and transmitted to the at least one second system.

US Pat. No. 10,117,258

WIRELESS CHANNEL REDISTRIBUTION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Beijing Qihoo Technology ...

1. A method of redistributing wireless channel by a wireless router, comprising:receiving, by the wireless router, a request for selecting an optimum wireless channel transmitted from a controller;
scanning, by the wireless router, channel quality of each wireless channel;
selecting, by the wireless router, a first channel of the wireless router according to the channel quality of each wireless channel obtained by the scanning;
storing, by the wireless router, identification information of the first channel;
restarting, by the wireless router, a wireless connection module; wherein the restarting, by the wireless router, the wireless connection module further comprises:
powering off the wireless connection module for a predetermined time interval,
re-energize the wireless connection module after the predetermined time interval, and
setting a working channel based on the stored identification information of the first channel; and
implementing, by the wireless router, information exchange with a mobile device according to the working channel, wherein the working channel is the first channel.

US Pat. No. 10,117,255

NEIGHBORING CELL LOAD INFORMATION

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method comprising: determining first information for resource usage of a base station in regard to an area of shared coverage with a neighboring base station; and transmitting the determined first information from the base station; determine a second information of the base station for resource usage of the base station in regard to a second area of shared coverage with a second different neighboring base station; and transmit the determined second information from the base station;wherein the second information is different from the first information, and where the first information and the second information are available from the base station at a same time and transmitted from the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,117,243

METHOD FOR ACQUIRING RESOURCE REGION INFORMATION FOR PHICH AND METHOD OF RECEIVING PDCCH

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a user equipment (UE) to receive a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) signal transmitted from a base station (BS) via a specific resource region, the method comprising:receiving a physical broadcast channel (PBCH) signal comprising:
first information related to a system bandwidth,
second information related to a specific constant for physical hybrid ARQ indicator channel (PHICH), and
third information related to a duration of PHICH,
wherein the duration of PHICH indicates a number of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols to which a PHICH is mapped;
obtaining a value by multiplying a number of resource blocks according to the system bandwidth by the specific constant for PHICH;
determining a resource region used for PHICH transmission based on the obtained value and the duration of PHICH; and
receiving the PDCCH signal from the BS via the specific resource region for downlink control information,
wherein the specific resource region is determined among resource regions not being used for the PHICH transmission, and
wherein the specific resource region is within a resource region having a prescribed number of OFDM symbols that is equal to or greater than the number of OFDM symbols corresponding to the duration of PHICH in a time domain starting from a first OFDM symbol of each subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,117,214

TRIGGERING AN ACTION BASED ON DEVICE PRESENCE

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A method for causing an action to be triggered based on detecting a presence of one or more user devices, the method comprising:detecting, by at least one sensor, one or more wireless signals from at least one mobile device in a target area;
aggregating, by a location server communicatively coupled to the at least one sensor, two or more wireless signals corresponding to the target area;
determining that an aggregate signal strength corresponding to the detected wireless signals exceeds a predetermined threshold for signal strength in the target area;
determining a user device density profile for the target area, wherein the density profile is a function of one or more user devices and the aggregate signal strength for the target area; and
triggering, by the location server communicatively coupled to the at least one sensor, an action corresponding to the target area based on the user device density profile.

US Pat. No. 10,117,204

WIRELESS SYNCHRONIZED APPARATUS AND SYSTEM

APDM, INC, Portland, OR ...

1. A wearable apparatus, comprising:(a) an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a magnetometer, or combinations thereof; and
(b) a processor causing a bidirectional wireless communication module within said wearable apparatus to continuously and wirelessly synchronize a plurality of sampling time instances of said accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, or combinations thereof with a plurality of sampling time instances of at least a second wearable apparatus comprising an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a magnetometer, or combinations thereof, wherein synchronization of said sampling time instances is performed during data collection.

US Pat. No. 10,117,201

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF ENABLING MULTI BAND TRANSMISSION

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A method for multi-band operation by a first transmit/receive unit (TRU), the method comprising:monitoring a plurality of frequency bands, wherein the plurality of frequency bands include at least a first band and a second band;
receiving on the first band, by the first TRU from a second TRU, a first beacon;
determining, based on the received first beacon, a first beacon period start time, wherein the first beacon period start time corresponds to beacons transmitted by the second TRU;
determining, based on the received first beacon, a second beacon period start time, wherein the second beacon period start time corresponds to a beacon for transmission by the first TRU; and
transmitting in a second band, by the first TRU, a beacon signal, wherein the beacon signal is timing aligned with beacon signals of the second TRU;
wherein the first band and the second band are adjacent radio bands.

US Pat. No. 10,117,200

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

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of obtaining synchronization, which is obtained by a D2D (device to device) UE in a wireless communication system, comprising the steps of:measuring at least one of D2D synchronization signal reception power for received D2D synchronization signals;
calculating D2D synchronization signal reception quality using the measured D2D synchronization signal reception power;
selecting a D2D synchronization signal among the received D2D synchronization signals based on the D2D synchronization signal reception quality; and
obtaining a synchronization from the selected D2D synchronization signal,
wherein the D2D synchronization signal reception quality corresponds to a value resulted from dividing the D2D synchronization signal reception power by a difference between total reception power and the D2D synchronization signal reception power, and
wherein the total reception power is related to a symbol period corresponding to a predetermined symbol length based on a timing at which a peak occurs while the D2D synchronization signal and predetermined sequences are correlated with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,117,125

SSID TO QCI MAPPING

Parallel Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A base station, comprising:a processor;
a Wi-Fi portion coupled to the processor; and
a Long Term Evolution (LTE) portion coupled to the processor, the processor configured to perform steps comprising:
broadcasting at least one Wi-Fi network identifier for a Wi-Fi network from the Wi-Fi portion;
mapping a Wi-Fi network identifier for a received data packet to a quality value in a datagram header;
assigning, subsequently and using the quality value in the datagram header, an appropriate data bearer for the datagram, the data bearer having a quality of service class identifier (QCI) for the type of traffic expected to be sent over a particular Wi-Fi network associated with the Wi-Fi network identifier;
establishing a first evolved packet system (EPS) bearer and a second EPS bearer, the first EPS bearer having a higher priority QCI than the second EPS bearer; and
forwarding higher-priority datagrams over the first EPS bearer and forwarding lower-priority datagrams over the second EPS bearer, over a tunnel to a Long Term Evolution (LTE) core network via the LTE portion, based on a corresponding Wi-Fi network identifier for each datagram as received,
thereby assigning a quality of service for the datagram in the LTE core network corresponding to the expected type of traffic in the Wi-Fi network.

US Pat. No. 10,117,114

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DUAL-BAND BACKHAUL RADIO

Mimosa Networks, Inc., S...

1. A method for multiple input multiple output (MIMO) multi-frequency transmission of data by a MIMO radio comprising a first and second set of antennae, wherein the first and second set of antennae each comprise a vertically polarized antenna and a horizontally polarized antenna, the method comprising:transmitting or receiving data on the first set of antennae using a first frequency;
transmitting or receiving the data on the second set of antennae using a second frequency;
measuring upload bandwidth use and download bandwidth use of the MIMO radio; and
selectively adjusting any of an available upload bandwidth or an available download bandwidth of the MIMO radio in response to the upload bandwidth use and the download bandwidth use.

US Pat. No. 10,117,092

MOBILE DEVICE TRANSFER STATION

Future Dial, Inc., Sunny...

1. A system comprising:a body having a plurality of compartments, wherein each respective compartment is adapted to receive and retain a respective mobile computing device, and wherein each respective compartment includes a respective connector for electrically coupling to the respective mobile computing device; and
a control system comprising:
a processor;
memory coupled to the processor and storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the control system to automatically:
detect electrical coupling, to the control system, of a first mobile computing device retained in a first compartment of the body via a first connector in the first compartment;
retrieve data from the first mobile computing device via the first connector;
analyze the retrieved data; and
configure the first mobile computing device based on the analysis of the retrieved data, wherein configuring the first mobile computing device includes:
storing content from the first mobile computing device in a data repository in communication with the control system; and
erasing the content from the first mobile computing device; and
a digital camera in communication with the control system, wherein the memory further stores instructions to cause the control system to interface with the digital camera, comprising:
receiving an image of the first mobile computing device from the digital camera;
performing an image recognition analysis on the received image to identify a feature of the first mobile computing device;
analyzing the feature of the first mobile computing device; and
assigning a condition rating to the identified feature based on the analysis of the feature.

US Pat. No. 10,117,058

GENERATING A PRE-CACHING SCHEDULE BASED ON FORECASTED CONTENT REQUESTS

1. A method to be performed at a device, the method comprising:accessing information identifying a plurality of user devices within a particular coverage area of a wireless communication network;
accessing media consumption data indicating content requests corresponding to the plurality of user devices;
determining expected locations of the plurality of user devices based on the information;
determining forecasted content requests associated with the plurality of user devices based on the media consumption data, wherein determining a first forecast content request of the forecasted content requests includes determining, based on the media consumption data, that a first user device is expected to request particular media data at a first request time;
generating a pre-caching schedule of content based on the forecasted content requests and the expected locations;
determining that the pre-caching schedule indicates that the particular media data is to be provided via a multicast transmission to the first user device and to a second user device of the plurality of user devices;
sending an instruction from the device to the first user device, the instruction directing the first user device to store the particular media data; and
sending the particular media data via the multicast transmission to the first user device and to the second user device, the particular media data sent responsive to a request from the second user device.

US Pat. No. 10,117,024

AUDIO PROCESSING DEVICE AND METHOD

REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR COR...

1. An audio processing device comprising:a first analog-to-digital converter (ADC);
a second ADC;
a register; and
a processing circuit configured to execute a first audio application program corresponding to a first analog input audio stream, configured to identify that the first analog input audio stream is from an audio source and configured to assign the first analog input audio stream to the first ADC;
wherein when the processing circuit executes a second audio application program and identifies that the second audio application program also corresponds to the first analog input audio stream, the processing circuit is configured to control the first ADC to process the first analog input audio stream that corresponds to both the second audio application program and the first audio application program; and
when the second audio application program corresponds to a second analog input audio stream that is not generated from the audio source, the processing circuit is configured to assign the second analog input audio stream to the second ADC for processing, such that the first ADC processes the first analog input audio stream and the second ADC processes the second analog input audio stream.

US Pat. No. 10,116,798

QUEUEING COMMUNICATIONS FOR A CONTACT CENTER

Noble Systems Corporation...

1. A method for routing a communication in a contact center comprising:deriving a communication value distribution by a computer processor from communication values for a set of communications that was applied a treatment, the treatment being from a plurality of treatments supported by the contact center in which each treatment in the plurality of treatments (1) is applicable to at least one of a reason and an opportunity for conducting a communication with a remote party and (2) comprises a plurality of sub-queues;
deriving a value range for each sub-queue of the plurality of sub-queues for the treatment by the computer processor based on the communication value distribution and a percentage of communication volume to be handled by the sub-queue; and
assigning a number of agents to at least one sub-queue of the plurality of sub-queues for the treatment by the computer processor to handle communications placed in the at least one sub-queue, the number of agents is based on the percentage of communication volume to be handled by the at least one sub-queue and a service level requirement identifying a level of service that is to be maintained by the number of agents, wherein the communication is placed in the at least one sub-queue and connected to an agent in the number of agents based on a communication value determined for the communication falling within the value range derived for the at least one sub-queue.

US Pat. No. 10,116,782

TELEPHONE DEVICE AND MOBILE-PHONE LINKING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A telephone device, comprising:a landline telephone line interface unit;
a master-device control unit that controls the telephone device;
a short-distance wireless communication control unit that controls short-distance wireless communication of data with a mobile-phone;
an audio speaker; and
an audio processing unit, which, in operation, receives audio data from the mobile-phone using the short-distance wireless communication and causes the audio speaker to perform music playback by outputting the audio data from the mobile phone,
wherein, when the master-device control unit detects a caller operation of placing a call to a mobile-phone network by the telephone device during output of the audio data from the audio speaker, the master-device control unit notifies the short-distance wireless communication control unit of information on the caller operation of placing the call to the mobile phone network, and in response to the short-distance wireless communication control unit receiving the notification on the caller operation of placing the call to the mobile phone network, the short-distance wireless communication control unit starts processing that releases a radio resource for communicating the audio data, used for the music playback, from the mobile phone to the telephone device and sets, for the call, a radio resource for an audio path between the mobile phone and the telephone device.

US Pat. No. 10,116,731

METHOD AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING DATA TO A REMOTE SITE

ONCAM GLOBAL, INC., Bill...

5. A method for providing requested data, the method comprising: sending, from a second server, to a first server a request for data; the second server not being a router; the request for data specifying a gateway; the request for data originating at a remote system; the request for data provided by the remote system to the second server; the second server providing the request for data directly to the first server; the request for data being a request for data from data-producing devices; the data-producing devices comprising at least one component selected from a camera, a binary switch, a multi-level switch, a binary sensor, thermostat controls, an access control device, a siren, chimes, a voice output device, a stepper motor controller, or a PWM speed controller; the gateway operatively connected over a network to the first server; the request for data comprising a predetermined port number at the second server; wherein the first server sends the request for data to the gateway and wherein the data is retrieved by the gateway; the gateway being operatively connected over the network to the second server; the gateway also being directly connected to the data-producing devices; and receiving at the second server and over the network, the data at the predetermined port number; the data being provided by the gateway; the second server providing the data, over the network, to the remote system; wherein the first server receives, from the gateway, component data characterizing a component operatively connected to the gateway; and wherein the first server obtains a virtual representation of said component; the virtual representation comprising a virtual control interface; the virtual control interface enabling providing commands/instructions to the component; wherein the second server comprises a data-rate-measuring component; and wherein the method further comprises: sending, over the network, an initiation signal, from the second server to the gateway, in order to initiate a data-rate-measuring test to measure data rates between the second server and the gateway; wherein, after initiation of the data-rate-measuring test, test data is provided by the gateway to the second server; determining, using the data-rate-measuring component, a data rate between the second server and the gateway; and providing, from the second server, the data rate to the gateway; wherein a data block size is calculated at the gateway in order to ensure a substantially predetermined block rate.

US Pat. No. 10,116,613

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS

AMADEUS S.A.S., Biot (FR...

1. A system for interacting with a social media networking system, the system comprising:one or more processors; and
a memory coupled to the one or more processors, the memory storing data comprising a database and program code that, when executed by the one or more processors, causes the system to:
receive information related to occurrence of an event impacting travel;
in response to receiving the information related to the occurrence of the event, trigger a request to the social media networking system to return one or more first posts related to the event;
correlate social media users who generated the one or more first posts with customer profiles associated with passengers and stored by a travel data source;
rank the one or more first posts based on the correlated customer profiles; and
cause an answer to one of the one or more first posts to be automatically published on the social media networking system based on the correlation and the ranking.

US Pat. No. 10,116,583

CONTROLLING RESOURCES USED BY COMPUTING DEVICES

AirWatch LLC, Atlanta, G...

1. A method for restricting access to at least one function on client devices while at least one computing device is sharing a resource, comprising:identifying, by a management application executing on the at least one computing device, a plurality of client devices executing an instance of a client application that are available for management by the management application, the client application being configured to control at least one function of a respective one of the plurality of client devices;
changing, by the management application, a mode of operation of the plurality of client devices that causes at least one common resource shared among the plurality of client devices to be shown in a display of the plurality of client devices;
causing, by the management application, the client application executing on individual ones of the plurality of client devices to restrict access to the at least one function only during a time in which the at least one common resource is shown in the display of the plurality of client devices, wherein the plurality of client devices are configured through communication between the management application and the instance of the client application; and
wherein restricting access to the at least one function comprises at least one of: accessing a device application programming interface (API) of individual ones of the plurality of client device to disable user access to at least one hardware component, accessing the device API to disable user access to at least one software function, and rerouting network traffic through a proxy configured to selectively permit or prevent access to available network resources.

US Pat. No. 10,116,564

HYBRID WILDCARD MATCH TABLE

Cavium, Inc., San Jose, ...

1. A network switch comprising:a plurality of static random access memory (SRAM) pools storing hashable entries, wherein the SRAM pools are each associated with one or more hashing methods;
at least one spillover ternary content addressable memory (TCAM) pool storing unhashable entries that spillover from the SRAM pools, wherein the unhashable entries are entries that are unable to be hashed into the SRAM pools according to the hashing methods; and
a request interface control logic dispatching a search key for a packet to one or more active pools of the SRAM pools and the at least one TCAM pool and returning results data, wherein when one or more of the SRAM pools are active for the search key, SRAM tiles of each of the one or more of the SRAM pools return tile results, and for each of the one or more of the SRAM pools, a first level arbitration is performed between the tile results of the SRAM tile of that SRAM pool based on a priority of the tile results, and further wherein the network switch performs an action on the packet based on the returned results data.

US Pat. No. 10,116,527

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR VALIDATING NETWORK PACKET BROKERS

KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES SIN...

1. A method for validating a network packet broker, comprising:providing a software model of a network packet broker including a modeled filter and a modeled load balancer;
using filter logic of a software protocol analyzer to implement said modeled filler:
using said software protocol analyzer to implement said modeled load balancer;
providing a packet capture file, said packet capture file containing data packets captured from a production network or generated by a traffic generator;
creating a first association between an input port of said software model of said network packet broker and said packet capture file;
creating a second association between said input port and at least one of an input port of said modeled filter of said software model of said network packet broker and an input port of said modeled load balancer of said software model of said network packet broker;
creating a third association between said at least one of said input port of said modeled filter and said input port of said modeled load balancer with an output port of said software model of said network packet broker;
creating a fourth association between said output port of said software model of said network packet broker and said software protocol analyzer, thereby designating data packets output from said output port of said software model of said network packet broker be received by said software protocol analyzer for analysis; and
invoking said software protocol analyzer to transmit said data packets from said packet capture file through said modeled filter implemented by said software protocol analyzer and said modeled load balancer implemented by said software protocol analyzer to validate said modeled filter and said modeled load balancer.

US Pat. No. 10,116,428

ECHO CANCELLATION FOR HIGH SPEED FULL DUPLEX DATA TRANSMISSIONS

Lattice Semiconductor Cor...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first set of differential nodes to receive a reception data and a transmission data;
a second set of differential nodes to receive the transmission data; and
a subtraction circuit to receive data from the first set of differential nodes and data from the second set of differential nodes, the subtraction circuit further comprising:
a plurality of capacitors to receive data from each of the first and second sets of differential nodes, wherein inputs of a first pair of the capacitors are coupled to the second set of differential nodes and inputs of a second pair of the capacitors are coupled to the first set of differential nodes; and
a termination circuit for providing DC termination voltage to subtract the data of the second set of differential nodes from the data of the first set of differential nodes to eliminate echo from the reception data received at the first set of differential nodes, wherein an output of a first capacitor from the first pair and an output of a first capacitor from the second pair are coupled to a first node of the termination circuit, and an output of a second capacitor from the first pair and an output of a second capacitor from the second pair are coupled to a second node of the termination circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,116,409

POLARIZATION DIVERSITY WITH PORTABLE DEVICES VIA WAVEFRONT MUXING TECHNIQUES

SPATIAL DIGITAL SYSTEMS, ...

1. A system comprising:N antennas to receive N input wireless signals that occupy channels configured for at least two different instances of a first polarization, N being an integer greater than 1; and
N wavefront multiplexing (WFM) processors configured to operate on the N received input wireless signals to produce N output signals using a conversion matrix such that the N output signals correspond to a second polarization different from the first polarization,
wherein each of the N processors calculates a corresponding one of the N output signals as a linear combination of the N received input wireless signals using a row in the conversion matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,116,396

MILLIMETER-WAVE SOURCELESS RECEIVER

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CANAD...

1. A receiver comprising:a planar antenna array including at least three antennas, each antenna being configured for simultaneously receiving a local oscillator (LO) signal from a near field region and a radio frequency (RF) signal from a far field region;
each antenna being coupled to a respective quasi-optical mixer, each quasi-optical mixer including only passive components and outputting a respective intermediate frequency (IF) signal;
at least two six-port demodulators, each six-port demodulator receiving a respective different pair of IF signals as input and outputting signals representing baseband power of the respective pair of IF signals, each six-port demodulator including only passive components; and
a processor coupled to receive output from the six-port demodulators, the processor being configured to calculate direction of arrival (DoA) for the LO signal and the RF signal using the output from the six-port demodulators.

US Pat. No. 10,116,316

RECEIVER WITH SIGNAL PROCESSOR TO ADAPTIVELY UPDATE WEIGHTS TO SEPARATE LARGER AND SMALLER COMPONENTS

SPATIAL DIGITAL SYSTEMS, ...

16. A method comprising:applying a first complex weight to a first signal so as to generate a second signal, the first signal having larger and smaller components;
approximating a first value of a sample of the first signal into a second value corresponding to the larger component;
updating the first complex weight using correlation between the second signal and the second value;
approximating the second signal into a third signal; and
aligning a phase of the smaller component in the first signal with a phase of the third signal so as to generate a fourth signal.

US Pat. No. 10,116,311

EMBEDDED FPGA WITH MULTIPLE CONFIGURABLE FLEXIBLE LOGIC BLOCKS INSTANTIATED AND INTERCONNECTED BY ABUTMENT

1. An embedded field programmable gate array comprising:a plurality of abuttable, configurable and programmable logic blocks (ACLBs), the plurality of ACLBs comprising at least a plurality of sets of ACLBs, each set of ACLBs being of a different defined functional block, each the plurality of ACLBs being interconnected with adjacent ACLBs by abutment and selective pin placement to connect at least an out pin to at least an adjacent in pin.

US Pat. No. 10,116,286

REFERENCE CLOCK SIGNAL GENERATORS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING A REFERENCE CLOCK SIGNAL

Agency for Science, Techn...

1. A method for generating a reference clock signal, the method comprising:discharging a capacitive element to a discharged state, when a reset signal has a predetermined reset state;
charging the capacitive element from the discharged state to a first voltage, when a charge signal has a predetermined charge state;
comparing the first voltage to a zero voltage, when a compare signal has a predetermined compare state;
generating a second voltage based on the comparing of the first voltage to the zero voltage;
generating a clock signal based on the second voltage, using an oscillator; and
generating each of the reset signal, the charge signal and the compare signal, based on the clock signal.

US Pat. No. 10,116,183

PUMP ASSEMBLY WITH A TERMINAL BOX HAVING A METALLIC CONTACT COLLECTING CONDENSATION WITH A DRAIN CHANNEL

1. A pump assembly comprising:an electric drive motor;
a terminal box arranged on the electric drive motor, the terminal box comprising electric and electronic components for controlling the electric drive motor, wherein the electric drive motor is a wet-running electric motor;
at least one metallic component extending from the electric drive motor into an inside of the terminal box;
at least one of a stator housing and a can of the electrical drive motor, wherein the metallic element is connected to the stator housing or to the can of the electrical drive motor, the at least one metallic component being electrically conductively connected to at least the stator housing; and
a capture device for capturing condensation water collecting on the metallic component, the capture device being arranged in a proximity of the metallic component, in the inside of the terminal box, the capture device being arranged below the at least one metallic component, the capture device comprising a collection space, the collection space being open to the top, wherein moisture from the at least one metallic component drops in a downward direction through the opening into the collection space, wherein the moisture is collected in the collection space.

US Pat. No. 10,116,116

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND OPTICAL MODULE

Oclaro Japan, Inc., Kana...

1. A printed circuit board, comprising a stacking-direction differential transmission line extending in a stacking direction,the stacking-direction differential transmission line comprising:
a differential signal via pair comprising a first signal via and a second signal via both extending in the stacking direction; and
a plurality of conductor plate pairs each comprising a first conductor plate expanding outward from a rim of the first signal via in a board plane direction, and a second conductor plate expanding outward from a rim of the second signal via in the board plane direction, the second conductor plate being located in the same layer as the first conductor plate and separated from the first conductor plate,
wherein the plurality of conductor plate pairs are arranged along the stacking direction and separated from each other,
wherein with respect to a perpendicular bisector of a center-of-gravity line segment connecting a center of gravity of the first signal via and a center of gravity of the second signal via, in each of the plurality of conductor plate pairs, a center of gravity of a contour of the first conductor plate is located on an inner side of the center of gravity of the first signal via, and a center of gravity of a contour of the second conductor plate is located on an inner side of the center of gravity of the second signal via.

US Pat. No. 10,115,874

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE INCLUDING PHOTOLUMINESCENT LAYER

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A light-emitting device comprising:a photoluminescent layer that has a first surface perpendicular to a thickness direction thereof and emits light including first light in an infrared region, an area of the first surface being larger than a sectional area of the photoluminescent layer perpendicular to the first surface, the first light having a wavelength ?a in air; and
a light-transmissive layer located on the photoluminescent layer,
wherein at least one of the photoluminescent layer and the light-transmissive layer has a periodic structure having projections or recesses or both arranged perpendicular to the thickness direction of the photoluminescent layer,
at least one of the photoluminescent layer and the light-transmissive layer has a light emitting surface perpendicular to the thickness direction of the photoluminescent layer, the first light being emitted from the light emitting surface,
a refractive index nwav-a of the photoluminescent layer for the first light and a period pa of the periodic structure satisfy ?a/nwav-a a thickness of the photoluminescent layer, the refractive index nwav-a and the period pa are set to limit a directional angle of the first light emitted from the light emitting surface.

US Pat. No. 10,115,626

METHODS FOR FORMING ISOLATION BLOCKS OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

VANGUARD INTERNATIONAL SE...

1. A method for forming an isolation block of a semiconductor device, comprising:providing a semiconductor substrate;
performing an etching process to form a plurality of trenches which are parallel to each other in the semiconductor substrate, wherein a plurality of strip structures are between the trenches, the strip structures and the trenches occupy a first region in the semiconductor substrate, and the strip structures are arranged staggered with the trenches;
forming a shielding layer on the semiconductor substrate after the formation of the plurality of trenches, wherein the first region is exposed by an opening of the shielding layer; and
performing a thermal oxidation process, such that the strip structures are oxidized to form a plurality of oxidized portions, wherein the oxidized portions extend into the trenches and are connected to each other to form an isolation block in the semiconductor substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,115,594

METHOD OF FORMING FINE ISLAND PATTERNS OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

NANYA TECHNOLOGY CORPORAT...

1. A method of forming fine island patterns, the method comprising:forming a plurality of first mask pillars on a hard mask layer on a substrate comprising:
forming a lower buffer mask layer on the hard mask layer;
forming a plurality of through vias in the lower buffer mask layer;
filling the through vias with a mask material to form the first mask pillars; and
removing the lower buffer mask layer; and
forming an upper buffer mask layer over the hard mask layer to cover the first mask pillars;
patterning a plurality of islands in the upper buffer mask layer;
separating each of the islands into a plurality of sub-islands;
etching the upper buffer mask layer to form a plurality of second mask pillars on the hard mask layer;
etching an exposed portion of the hard mask layer exposed by the first mask pillars and the second mask pillars until portions of the substrate are etched; and
removing the first mask pillars, the second mask pillars, and remaining portions of the hard mask layer.

US Pat. No. 10,115,561

METHOD OF ANALYZING SURFACE MODIFICATION OF A SPECIMEN IN A CHARGED-PARTICLE MICROSCOPE

FEI Company, Hillsboro, ...

1. A method of investigating a specimen using a charged-particle microscope comprising:a specimen holder, for holding the specimen;
a source, for producing a beam of charged-particle radiation;
an illuminator, for directing said beam so as to irradiate a surface of the specimen;
an imaging detector, for receiving a flux of radiation emanating from the specimen in response to said irradiation, so as to produce an image of at least part of said surface; and
an apparatus for modifying said surface by performing thereon a process selected from the group consisting of material removal, material deposition, and combinations thereof, wherein the apparatus has a set of operating parameters;
the method comprising:
defining a lower threshold and an upper threshold for comparison with a primary figure of merit;
producing and storing a first image, of a first, initial surface of the specimen;
setting the operating parameters for the apparatus;
modifying said first surface in a primary modification step by invoking said apparatus, thereby yielding a second, modified surface;
producing and storing a second image, of said second surface;
performing a pixel-wise comparison of said first and second images using a mathematical image similarity metric so as to generate the primary figure of merit for said primary modification step, wherein the primary figure of merit quantifies the similarity of the first and second images, and wherein a changing primary figure of merit indicates a changing similarity of the first and second images; and
comparing the primary figure of merit to the lower and upper thresholds, wherein if the primary figure of merit is above the upper threshold indicating a first outcome of the primary modification step as indicated by the similarity of the first and second images, performing a first surface modification operation, and wherein if the primary figure of merit is below the lower threshold indicating an outcome of the primary modification step different from the first outcome as indicated by the similarity of the first and second images, performing a second surface modification operation, different from the first surface modification operation.

US Pat. No. 10,115,104

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING AND MANAGING DYNAMIC CUSTOMIZED ELECTRONIC TOKENS FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE INTERACTION

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A token-based electronic device interaction system for transferring data between a user device associated with a user and a remote device, comprising:a memory storing instructions; and
at least one processor configured to execute the stored instructions to perform operations comprising:
receiving, via a network, transaction information from the remote device associated with a transaction;
accessing information associated with an electronic token having a plurality of expiration parameters, the electronic token being:
associated with at least one of the user or the user device; and
generated based on the received transaction information;
providing the information associated with the electronic token to the remote device;
monitoring the status of the transaction; and
modifying at least one of the expiration parameters, based on the monitored status by applying a rule set to the at least one expiration parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,115,051

HUMIDITY SENSOR, WIRELESS DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME, AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME

Thin Film Electronics ASA...

1. A tag or smart label, comprising:a) a substrate or backplane with a battery or antenna thereon, said battery or antenna providing power to other components of said tag or smart label;
b) a humidity sensor directly or indirectly on said substrate or backplane, said humidity sensor comprising (i) first and second electrodes that are a predetermined distance apart, (ii) a humidity-sensitive material having one or more electrical, mechanical or chemical properties that vary as a function of said humidity level or value in an environment of said tag or smart label, and (iii) a water- and/or humidity-permeable membrane covering said humidity-sensitive material; and
c) an integrated circuit directly or indirectly on said substrate or backplane and in electrical communication with said humidity sensor and said antenna or battery, said integrated circuit configured to (i) process a first signal from said humidity sensor including data and/or information corresponding to an analog value of said humidity level or value in said environment, and (ii) provide or generate a second, digital signal that represents said analog value of said humidity level or value in said environment.

US Pat. No. 10,115,024

ROAD VERTICAL CONTOUR DETECTION USING A STABILIZED COORDINATE FRAME

Mobileye Vision Technolog...

1. A method for detecting a road surface deviation, the method performed by a driver assistance system mounted in a vehicle,wherein the driver assistance system comprises:
a processor,
a camera operatively connectible to the processor, and
a memory storing instructions that can be executed by the processor,
the method comprising:
capturing multiple images via the camera, the multiple images comprising a first image of the road surface captured at a first time and a second image of the road surface captured at a second time, the second time being subsequent to the first time,
determining, by the processor, based on at least the first image and the second image, a first current estimate of a plane normal of the road surface,
creating, by the processor, a model of the road surface based on a combination of:
(i) a previous estimate of the plane normal of the road surface updated based on an ego-motion of the vehicle; and
(ii) the current estimate of the plane normal of the road surface based on the first image and the second image;
using, by the processor, the model of the road surface to determine a residual motion along a projected path of the vehicle,
computing, by the processor, a vertical deviation of the road surface based on the residual motion, and
transmitting, by the processor, vertical deviation data to a vehicle control system for controlling a motion of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,114,684

CONTENT DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS AND CONTENT DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD

NAVER Corporation, Seong...

1. A content display control apparatus for displaying contents grouped into one or more clusters, comprising:a processor configured to include a plurality of functional units comprising,
a distance limit point calculation unit for calculating distance values between the contents from coordinate information of the contents and calculating a distance limit point based on the distance values, the coordinate information including map coordinates;
a content clustering unit for, if select contents included within the distance limit point is more than a predetermined number, clustering the select contents into a cluster;
a place name information assigning unit for extracting representative place name information of the cluster and assigning the representative place name information to each content in the cluster having no place name information, the place name information indicating a geographical administrative area;
a main region selecting unit for selecting a main region from among the one or more clusters;
an event cluster extracting unit for selecting an event cluster in which it is expected that an event has occurred, based on the selected main region; and
a control unit for displaying the contents on a map;
wherein the place name information assigning unit extracts center map coordinates of each of the one or more clusters, extracts nearest content from the center map coordinates of each of the one or more clusters, extracts the place name information from the map coordinates of the nearest content, and assigns the extracted place name information to the content having no place name information among the contents included in each of the one or more clusters.

US Pat. No. 10,114,532

EDITING OPTIONS FOR IMAGE REGIONS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:receiving a definition of a user-defined class of image region from a user, wherein the definition includes one or more defined image characteristics of the image region;
associating a defined set of editing options with the user-defined class of image region, wherein the defined set of editing options is selected from a plurality of available editing options, each editing option in the defined set being associated with at least one edit operation that adjusts a respective set of one or more pixel values of the image region;
detecting a region of an image based on one or more characteristics of one or more pixels of the image, wherein the detected region is a portion of the image that excludes at least one pixel of the image;
determining an identified class of the detected region from a plurality of identifiable classes of regions, wherein each of the plurality of identifiable classes of regions is associated with a respective set of one or more editing options, each editing option in each set being associated with one or more edit operations that adjust a respective set of one or more pixel values of the image, wherein the identified class is determined as the user-defined class based on a determination that one or more image characteristics of the detected region match the one or more defined image characteristics of the image region included in the definition of the user-defined class;
examining previously-selected editing options selected by multiple users of an online networked service to change pixel values of images;
examining classes of regions that include the changed pixel values from the previously-selected editing options;
determining a resulting set of editing options that include editing options selected from the previously-selected editing options based on a frequency of selection of the previously-selected editing options for the identified class of the detected region by the multiple users, wherein the resulting set of editing options are included in the set of one or more editing options associated with the identified class;
presenting the resulting set of editing options for selection, wherein each of the editing options in the resulting set adjusts a respective set of one or more pixel values of the detected region in response to being selected, and wherein the resulting set of editing options is different from at least one of the other sets of editing options associated with the identifiable classes other than the user-defined class; and
providing the definition of the user-defined class and the resulting set of editing options to one or more devices such that each editing option in the resulting set of editing options is available for selection by one or more other users with respect to one or more other images associated with the one or more other users, wherein the resulting set of editing options is configured to be presented for selection by the one or more other users in response to one or more image characteristics of one or more detected regions of the one or more other images matching the one or more defined image characteristics of the user-defined class.

US Pat. No. 10,114,531

APPLICATION OF MULTIPLE CONTENT ITEMS AND FUNCTIONALITY TO AN ELECTRONIC CONTENT ITEM

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A method of navigating multiple content components and associated application functionality in an electronic document, comprising:providing an electronic document in a collaborative workspace;
displaying the electronic document in a computer-enabled content user interface, the electronic document including a plurality of content items;
receiving a first type of interaction with one or more content items of the plurality of content items from a first user;
providing a plurality of non-linear navigational options to review the one or more content items associated with the first type of interaction, wherein the plurality non-linear navigational options include at least two different non-linear navigational options comprising: (a) a navigation map listing a plurality of components of the electronic document; (b) a navigation gallery providing a gallery of selectable user interface options for navigating the electronic document; (c) navigation by area of content; (d) navigation of a hierarchical structure based on components of the electronic document; (e) a navigation path based on user-identity; and (f) a navigational thumbnail display wherein each thumbnail includes at least one of the one or more content items associated with the first type of interaction; and
in response to selection of one of the plurality of non-linear navigational options by the first user, enabling non-linear navigation within the electronic document amongst the content items associated with the first type of interaction by the first user.

US Pat. No. 10,114,511

TRACKING APPROACHING OR HOVERING OBJECTS FOR USER-INTERFACES

1. A device, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
determining angle data indicative of an angle of incidence of electromagnetic radiation from a remote source that intersects the device at the angle of incidence;
determining, as a function of intensity data indicative of an intensity of the electromagnetic radiation, shadow data indicative of a shadow cast on the device by an object that is proximal to the device;
determining, as a function of the shadow data and the angle data, location data indicative of a location of the object relative to the device; and
determining coordinate data indicative of a coordinate on the device that corresponds to the location of the object.

US Pat. No. 10,114,476

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND DISPLAY METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A flexible display apparatus comprising:a flexible display;
a sensor; and
a controller configured to, in response to a bending of the flexible display being sensed by the sensor, display information related to an application on a first region, from among the first region and a second region of the flexible display, that are divided from the flexible display by the bending,
wherein the information related to the application varies according to a size of the first region, and
wherein the controller, if the size of the first region is less than a certain size, displays first information provided by the application, and if the size of the first region is greater than the certain size, displays the first information with second information provided by the application.

US Pat. No. 10,114,474

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OPERATING AN INPUT DEVICE

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A method for operating an input device having a predetermined touch-sensitive input region, the method comprising the acts of:ascertaining a placement of an operating element in relation to the predetermined touch-sensitive input region, the ascertaining being based on at least one recorded image representing a position and/or a placement of a predetermined operating element in a predetermined zone of the touch-sensitive input region;
wherein the ascertained placement of the operating element comprises at least one ascertained angular placement of the operating element in relation to the predetermined touch-sensitive region,
ascertaining a correction angle depending on the ascertained placement of the operating element; and
determining an input character based on the ascertained placement and a recorded measurement signal, the recorded measurement signal representing an input position and/or an input movement profile on the touch-sensitive input region, and based on the correction angle.

US Pat. No. 10,114,471

WIRELESS INPUT SYSTEM BASED ON AN INTRA-BODY COMMUNICATION AND IMPLEMENTATION METHOD THEREOF

HUIZHOU TCL MOBILE COMMUN...

1. A wireless input system based on an intra-body communication wherein the system comprises a storage medium for storing program instructions thereon and a processor connected to the storage medium for executing the program instructions, comprising an intelligent wearable device wherein the wireless input system based on the intra-body communication further comprises a wireless keyboard coupled to the intelligent wearable device by a wireless manner to receive an input information, wherein the wireless keyboard comprises an intra-body communication unit of a transmitting terminal and the intelligent wearable device comprises an intra-body communication unit of a receiving terminal so that the wireless keyboard communicates with the intelligent wearable device therebetween via a human body to perform a wireless input procedure, and wherein the intra-body communication unit of the transmitting terminal is disposed in a press-button position of the wireless keyboard to directly contact a typing finger of a user, and the intra-body communication unit of the receiving terminal is disposed in the intelligent wearable device to directly contact a skin surface of the human body of the user;the wireless keyboard further comprising a control unit of the transmitting terminal and a storage unit;
wherein the control unit of the transmitting terminal coupled to the intra-body communication unit of the transmitting terminal and configured to cause the processor to control operations of the units within the wireless keyboard;
wherein the storage unit coupled to the control unit of the transmitting terminal stores a type information of the wireless keyboard and dynamically stores a keying code information, and the storage unit further comprises a keying code information storage unit for dynamically stores and records the keying code information; and
the intelligent wearable device further comprising a control unit of the transmitting terminal and a display unit;
wherein the control unit of the receiving terminal coupled to the intra-body communication unit of the receiving terminal and configured to cause the processor to control operations of the units within the intelligent wearable device; and
wherein the display unit coupled to the control unit of the receiving terminal displays text messages on a screen of the intelligent wearable device;
wherein the receiving and determining unit coupled to the control unit of the receiving terminal is configured to cause the processor to receive and analyze the keying code information and the keyboard type information issued by the wireless keyboard and determines whether the analyzed keyboard type information corresponds to the wireless keyboard clicked by the user.

US Pat. No. 10,114,467

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING IMAGE INFORMATION

Photopotech LLC, Mariett...

1. A method for processing image information, the method comprising:receiving a first data set representative of a cross-polarized image of a scene, wherein subject matter is illuminated to substantially avoid shadows in the cross-polarized image to provide a diffuse surface texture;
receiving a second data set representative of a co-polarized image of substantially the same scene illuminated to substantially avoid shadows in the co-polarized image; and
performing a difference blend operation with the first data set and the second data set to provide an isolated-specular surface texture,
wherein an image-capture system applies a first illumination power to illuminate the scene in coordination with an exposure that generates the cross-polarized image,
wherein the image-capture system applies a second illumination power different from the first illumination power to illuminate the scene in coordination with a second exposure that generates the co-polarized image,
wherein an elapsed time between separate exposures that generates the cross-polarized image and the co-polarized image is controlled.

US Pat. No. 10,114,458

APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING MOBILE TERMINAL BASED ON ANALYSIS OF USER'S FACE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of operating an electronic device, the method comprising:displaying a screen;
capturing an image for a user;
determining whether a partial face in the image is detected or not, and
when the partial face is detected,
generating a mirrored face in the image by performing a mirroring for the partial face,
detecting, based on the mirrored face, a face of the user in the image, and
storing information on the detected face in the image,
wherein generating the mirrored face in the image by performing the mirroring for the partial face includes compensating for a part of a face determination area that deviates from an edge of the image using the mirroring while the image is scanned by moving the face determination area horizontally or vertically.

US Pat. No. 10,114,453

SMART WEARABLE DEVICES AND METHODS WITH POWER CONSUMPTION AND NETWORK LOAD OPTIMIZATION

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A wearable sensor apparatus, comprising:(a) a computer processor with memory;
(b) a plurality of sensors operably coupled to the processor;
(c) a communications link; and
(d) programming in a non-transitory computer readable medium and executable on the computer processor for performing steps comprising:
(i) detecting satellite wearable devices that have one or more sensors that are in range of the communications link of the sensor apparatus;
(ii) authenticating access rights for each detected device;
(iii) communicating with the one or more detected devices;
(iv) identifying control classifications of each detected satellite device;
(v) establishing control of the apparatus and satellite devices based on the control classifications of the devices;
(vi) controlling sensor actuation of the sensor apparatus and satellite devices; and
(vii) acquiring sensor data from selected sensors from one or more of the detected devices that have been authenticated.

US Pat. No. 10,114,425

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A portable electronic device, comprising:a body, including a first engaging surface and a first groove, and an opening of the first groove is formed at the first engaging surface;
a stationary magnetic element, disposed at a periphery of the first groove; and
a base, including:
a bottom plate;
a connecting element, disposed on the bottom plate and including a second engaging surface and a second groove, and the opening of the second groove is formed on the second engaging surface;
a rotatable magnetic element, pivotally connected with the second groove, wherein one end of the rotatable magnetic element is adapted to rotate out or rotate in the second groove, when a distance between the first engaging surface and the second engaging surface is less than a predetermined value, and the opening of the first groove faces to the opening of the second groove, the rotatable magnetic element is attracted by the stationary magnetic element to rotate out of the second groove and get into the first groove; and
an auxiliary magnetic element disposed on the other end of the rotatable magnetic element configured such that the other end of the rotatable magnetic element rotates toward the second groove under a magnetic repulsion force between the auxiliary magnetic element and the rotatable magnetic element.

US Pat. No. 10,114,413

ELECTRONIC BAG AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

SHENZHEN ROYOLE TECHNOLOG...

1. An electronic bag comprising:a bag body equipped with a first strap;
a display screen arranged on an external surface of the bag body; and
a first touch panel arranged on the first strap and controlling the display screen to display different patterns by sensing different touch gestures;
wherein the first touch panel comprises a first touch sensor and a first controller, the first touch sensor sensing a touch gesture performed on the first touch sensor, and the first controller controlling the display screen to display a pattern corresponding to the touch gesture; and
wherein the pattern corresponding to the touch gesture is preset and stored in the first controller beforehand.

US Pat. No. 10,114,388

METHOD OF DEMAND MANAGEMENT AND CONTROL OF FLUID PIPE NETWORKS

RUBICON RESEARCH PTY LTD,...

1. A method of demand management and control of a pipe network;the pipe network being a computer controlled fluid network and of limited pressure head or gravity fed;
the pipe network including a plurality of outlet valves through which fluid is deliverable;
the valves being automated to maintain desired flows at the valves;
the method including:
maintaining a real time database within said computer controlled fluid network; and
receiving through a user interface a request for a delivery of the fluid from at least one of the valves;
the request including a flow rate and a time of the delivery;
the database being of predetermined parameters including flow schedules and capabilities of the plurality of valves;
the method further including
determining, using the predetermined parameters from the real time database, whether the network has hydraulic capacity to deliver the delivery; and
if said hydraulic capacity is available, monitoring and adjustably controlling the at least one valve and at least one other of the plurality of valves to deliver the delivery and to maintain the desired flows and manage pressure head within the fluid pipe network between predetermined limits;
The adjustably controlling including:
calculating, using the real time database, estimated positions for
the at least one of the plurality of valves; and
the at least one other of the plurality of valves;
adjusting to the estimated positions
the at least one of the plurality of valves; and
the at least one other of the plurality of valves in anticipation of a variation of pressure head in the fluid pipe network due to the delivery.

US Pat. No. 10,114,368

CLOSED-LOOP AUTOMATIC DEFECT INSPECTION AND CLASSIFICATION

APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL ...

1. A system comprising:a memory to store one or more classification rules; and
a processor, coupled with the memory, to:
capture a first image of a defect on a sample using a first image acquisition mode, wherein the first image acquisition mode uses a first type of detector that collects a first type of image information;
extract a first set of features of the defect from the first image of the defect;
assign a first classification to the defect by applying the one or more classification rules to the extracted first set of features;
determine, responsive to an assignment of the first classification to the defect and based on a confidence level of the first classification, to capture a second image of the defect using a second image acquisition mode, wherein the second image acquisition mode uses a second type of detector that collects a second type of image information and that is selected by using the assignment of the first classification to the defect;
identify associations of a plurality of defect classifications to a plurality of different types of detectors available to capture the second image, wherein the plurality of different types of detectors collect different types of image information;
select, responsive to a determination to capture the second image, the second type of detector from the plurality of different types of detectors that are available to capture the second image based on associations of the plurality of defect classifications to the plurality of image acquisition modes and the assignment of the first classification to the defect, wherein each type of detector of the plurality of different types of detectors performs a different operation associated with the second image acquisition mode;
capture the second image of the defect using the second image acquisition mode;
extract a second set of features of the defect from the second image of the defect; and
assign a second classification to the defect by applying the one or more classification rules to the second set of features.

US Pat. No. 10,114,240

SPRAYING DEVICE AND COATING METHOD

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A coating method, in which a first spray unit and a second spray unit are adopted, comprising:during coating, advancing the first spray unit and the second spray unit in the same direction, wherein the second spray unit is arranged directly behind the first spray unit in the advancing direction;
spraying a first solution on a surface of a substrate with the first spray unit, wherein the first solution is used for wetting the surface of the substrate, and wherein the first spray unit comprises a plurality of first nozzles, the first nozzles are flat and are arranged in a horizontal direction, and the first spray unit is configured to spray by repeating a fan pattern linearly in the horizontal direction; and
spraying a second solution with the second spray unit in a region of the surface of the substrate on which the first solution has been sprayed, wherein the second solution is used for coating the surface of the substrate, and wherein the second spray unit comprises a plurality of second nozzles, the second nozzles are arranged into two rows in the horizontal direction, the second nozzles in one of the rows are offset with respect to the second nozzles in the other row, and the second spray unit is configured to spray linearly in a longitudinal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,114,216

MINIMALLY INVASIVE LENS CLEANER

C-CLEAR LLC, Midvale, UT...

1. A cleaning device for cleaning a lens of an endoscope, the cleaning device comprising:a sleeve comprising an inner surface configured to engage a medical device;
a first tab linearly extending outward from a first longitudinal end of the sleeve at an inclined angle ranging from 45° to 80° with respect to the first longitudinal end, and a second tab linearly extending outward from a second longitudinal end of the sleeve at an inclined angle ranging from 45° to 80° with respect to the second longitudinal end, the first and second longitudinal ends being located on opposite ends of the sleeve, and wherein the first and second tabs are only partially coterminous with the sleeve; and
a pad secured around the sleeve and configured to wipe the lens, wherein the cleaning device does not include a reservoir for cleaning fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,114,204

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR OPTICAL BEAM SCANNING MICROSCOPY

HORIBA JOBIN YVON SAS, L...

1. An apparatus for optical beam scanning microscopy comprising:at least one light source configured to emit an optical beam;
a microscope objective having an entrance pupil, the microscope objective being arranged according to a longitudinal optical axis of the microscopy apparatus, the pupil having a center on the longitudinal optical axis and the microscope objective being configured to focus said optical beam in an object plane transverse to the longitudinal optical axis; and
an angular displacement system configured to angularly displace the optical beam according to two transverse spatial directions in the object plane, the angular displacement system consisting of:
a first mirror and a second mirror disposed in series on the optical path of the optical beam between the light source and the microscope objective,
the first mirror being mounted on an actuator with two axes of rotation configured to tilt said first mirror according to a first predetermined rotation angle around a first rotation axis and configured to tilt the first mirror according to a third predetermined rotation angle around a second rotation axis transverse to the first rotation axis,
the second mirror being mounted on another actuator with two axes of rotation configured to tilt said second mirror according to a second predetermined rotation angle as a function of said first rotation angle, around the first rotation axis and configured to tilt the second mirror according to a fourth predetermined rotation angle as a function of the third rotation angle around the second rotation axis transverse to the first rotation axis, to angularly tilt the axis of the optical beam by pivoting about the center of the pupil of the microscope objective, said optical beam remaining centered on the center of the pupil of the microscope objective in a range of tilting angles of the axis of the optical beam with respect to the longitudinal optical axis, to displace the optical beam according to said two directions in the object plane.

US Pat. No. 10,114,180

PLUG CONNECTOR

1. A plug connector, in particular an optical plug connector, with a plug unit comprising at least one plug element which has at least one locking element, and with an actuation unit comprising at least one actuation element which is translationally displaceable with respect to the plug unit for the purpose of actuating the locking element, whereinthe actuation unit includes at least one additional actuation element that is provided for actuating the locking element,
the additional actuation element is a cable anti-kink element, and
the additional actuation element is separate from the actuation element.

US Pat. No. 10,114,090

RF AMPLIFIER CONTROL IN PARALLEL RF TRANSMISSION BASED ON POWER REQUIREMENTS

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system for acquiring magnetic resonance data from a target volume in a subject, the magnetic resonance imaging system comprising:a plurality of excitation means for generating a-slice-selective or slab-selective spatial radio frequency (RF) excitation magnetic field targeting only slice/slab spatial variations in the target volume, and
a controller coupled to the plurality of excitation means, wherein the controller is adapted to control a process comprising:
determining a power level that the plurality of excitation means require to generate the slice-selective or slab-selective spatial RF excitation magnetic field for exciting the selected slice or slab,
wherein the determining of the power level required by the plurality of excitation means comprises:
controlling the MRI system to acquire pre-scan data from a pre-scan of the subject using the slice-selective spatial RF excitation magnetic field and using the pre-scan data to determine the power level;
decomposing the slice-selective or slab-selective spatial RF
excitation magnetic field into respective RF excitation constituents of the plurality of excitation means, and
controlling each of the plurality of excitation means to simultaneously generate the respective RF excitation constituent, using the determined power-level to generate the slice-selective or slab-selective spatial RF excitation magnetic field, wherein the slice-selective or slab-selective spatial RF excitation magnetic field is applied to the selected slice or slab, and the magnetic resonance data is acquired.

US Pat. No. 10,114,057

METHOD TO DETECT ARCING FAULTS USING SWITCHED ELEMENTS AT OUTLET

Schneider Electric USA, I...

1. An electrical outlet device to detect branch arc faults, comprising:a line conductor;
a neutral conductor, the line conductor and neutral conductor to provide electrical power to a load connected to the electrical outlet device,
a neutral shorting switching element coupled between the line conductor and the neutral conductor having an open position and a closed position, the closed position coupling the line conductor to the neutral conductor;
a load control switching element in the line conductor, the load control switching element having an open position and a closed position for controlling current through the line conductor, wherein the neutral shorting switching element is in the open position and the load control switching element is in the closed position to provide power from the line conductor; and
an outlet controller coupled to the neutral shorting switching element and the load control switching element, the outlet controller opening the load control switching element for a current sensor upstream of the electrical outlet device to determine whether a current is present on the line conductor to detect a parallel arc fault.

US Pat. No. 10,114,034

DOOR LOCK INCLUDING SENSOR

Ingersoll-Rand Company, ...

1. A door assembly comprising:a door panel connected to a door frame and pivotable about a pivot axis;
a door latch coupled to the door panel and operable to selectively inhibit movement of the door from a closed position to an open position;
a sensor coupled to the door latch and operable to detect acceleration of the door and output acceleration data corresponding to the acceleration of the door panel in a first direction; and
a controller coupled to the door latch and the sensor, the controller operable to analyze a change in the acceleration data during movement from the open position to the closed position to determine the cause of the acceleration, wherein the sensor is operable to measure a first acceleration produced by a centripetal force and a second acceleration, and wherein the controller determines the cause of the second acceleration at least partially in response to a measurement of the first acceleration.

US Pat. No. 10,113,765

REMOTE CONTROLLED VENT REGISTER

Matthew Ryan May, Fulshe...

1. A remote controlled air vent register comprising:a mounting plate having a duct-side face, a room-side face, and a hole extending between the duct-side and room-side faces;
a rotating assembly rotatably mounted to the mounting plate, said rotating assembly comprising:
a ring with an inner wall and an outer wall, said outer wall at least partially forming a circumference;
a lip extending from said outer wall, said lip having a portion adjacent the duct-side face;
a geared surface disposed on the lip, said geared surface extending at least partially around the circumference;
a first sideplate and a second sideplate extending from the inner wall; and at least one louver positioned between the sideplates, said at least one louver being radially inward of the inner wall;
a motor mounted to the duct-side face of said mounting plate, said motor having a drive shaft;
a gear statically coupled with the drive shaft, said gear being in geared communication with the geared surface; and,
a processor communicated with the motor, said processor being configured to receive a signal transmitted from a location remote of the air vent register.

US Pat. No. 10,113,726

RADIALLY ADJUSTABLE LANDSCAPE LIGHT FIXTURE MOUNT

Hunter Industries, Inc., ...

1. A radially adjustable landscape light fixture mount, comprising:a mounting plate comprising a plurality of teeth on an outer surface of the mounting plate and a female threaded portion configured to receive a male threaded portion of a light fixture; and
a mounting stake for positioning a light fixture in a landscape comprising;
a top portion having a recess configured for receiving the mounting plate, the mounting plate being separate and removable from the mounting stake;
a tab located on an inner portion of the recess, the tab engaging with the teeth of the mounting plate when the mounting plate is positioned within the recess, the tab configured to allow for incremental adjustment of a radial position of the mounting plate; and
a locking lever hingedly coupled to the top portion and having an open position and a closed position, the locking lever comprising;
a locking portion, wherein the locking portion engages with one or more teeth of the plurality of teeth to fix a radial position of the mounting plate when the mounting plate is positioned within the recess and the locking lever is in the closed position; and
a locking tab configured to selectively fix and un-fix the locking lever in the closed position;
wherein the light fixture mount is further configured such that inserting the mounting plate into the recess establishes a longitudinal and latitudinal position of the mounting plate relative to the mounting stake, the mounting plate being rotatable in place within the recess to provide incremental adjustment until the locking lever is fixed in the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,113,710

REFLECTOR ELEMENT FOR AN LED CIRCUIT BOARD

ZUMTOBEL LIGHTING GMBH, ...

17. A flat reflector element for planar arrangement on an LED circuit board, wherein the flat reflector element includes:a flat portion having light-passage openings which extend therethrough and which correspond to positions of LEDs, each light-passage opening having a respective funnel-shaped edge region which extends within a thickness of the flat portion, and
projecting contact-protection elements which are arranged at a periphery of each of the light-passage openings so as to cover at least partially the respective funnel-shaped edge region.

US Pat. No. 10,113,700

LIGHTING SYSTEM HAVING REDUCED MELANOPIC SPECTRAL CONTENT

LUMILEDS LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A light-emitting device configured to provide white light with a cyan gap coinciding with a melanopic sensitivity range, the light-emitting device comprising:a light source configured to provide violet or blue light with a peak wavelength under 450 nanometers (nm); and
at least one down-converter coupled to and located downstream of the light source and configured with a long-wavelength onset to convert a spectrum of the violet or blue light to generate the white light with a correlated color temperature (CCT) greater than or equal to 2700 Kelvin (K) and with a spectral power content in a 447-531 nm wavelength range that is less than or equal to 10% of a total spectral power content in a 380-780 nm wavelength range.

US Pat. No. 10,113,646

FIRE RETARDANT HIGH TEMPERATURE DRYER SEALS AND RELATED METHODS

Felters of South Carolina...

1. A fire retardant dryer seal comprising:at least one friction-reducing outer base substrate having a first end and a second end, the at least one outer base substrate forming a friction-reducing outer surface of the dryer seal for contacting with portions of a dryer;
at least one interior base substrate having a first surface and an opposing second surface, the at least one interior base substrate secured to the at least one outer base substrate;
the first end and the second end of the at least one outer base substrate secured together so that the at least one outer base substrate forms at least a portion of an annular shape; and
a heat resistant coating disposed on at least one of the first surface or second surface of the at least one interior base substrate in an amount that, upon exposure to sufficient heat, expands to a size that limits airflow into the drum of the dryer by an amount that does not permit sufficient oxygen to enter the drum to create a combustion event that will exceed a temperature of 800° F., the heat resistant coating comprising particles of an inorganic mineral material dispersed within a binder.

US Pat. No. 10,113,299

EXCAVATING APPARATUS AND EXCAVATING METHOD

KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACH...

1. An excavating apparatus for forming a continuous trench below a ground surface, comprising:an apparatus body disposed on the ground surface;
a support member suspended from the apparatus body and disposed below the ground surface;
an endless-shaped chain supported by the support member in such a manner as to be movable on an outer periphery of the support member along a given circulating movement plane in a given circulating movement direction;
a plurality of excavation blade plates fixed to an outer peripheral surface of the chain at intervals along the circulating movement direction of the chain, each of the excavation blade plates including: a plate body extending longer than the chain in a width direction of the chain orthogonal to each of the circulating movement plane of the chain and the circulating movement direction of the chain, and having an obverse surface and a reverse surface; and a plurality of excavation blades arranged on the obverse surface of the plate body at least at opposite ends thereof in the width direction, in opposed relation to a ground below the ground surface, the excavation blade plates being circulatingly movable integrally together with the chain to thereby excavate the ground;
a plurality of fastening members fastening the chain and the excavation blade plates together in a direction parallel to the circulating movement plane and orthogonal to the width direction, in such a manner that the outer peripheral surface of the chain and the reverse surface of the plate body come into press contact with each other;
a chain drive section which circulatingly moves the chain in the circulating movement direction; and
a support member drive section which moves the support member in a given forward movement direction,
wherein:
the support member has a pair of restraining surfaces disposed in spaced-apart relation to each other in the width direction and each continuously extending in the circulating movement direction; and
each of the excavation blade plates includes a pair of restraint members disposed on both sides of and across the chain in the width direction to extend from the reverse surface of the plate body, the pair of restraint members having, respectively, a pair of restraint-target surfaces each contactable with a corresponding one of the restraining surfaces of the support member at an arbitrary position in the circulating movement direction, in such a manner as to enable each of the excavation blade plates to be restrained from being rotated about an axis extending in the circulating movement direction.

US Pat. No. 10,113,012

CATALYST COMPONENTS FOR THE POLYMERIZATION OF OLEFINS

Basell Poliolefine Italia...

1. A solid catalyst component for the (co)polymerization of olefins CH2?CHRx, in which Rx is hydrogen or a hydrocarbyl radical with 1-12 carbon atoms, comprising Ti, Mg, and Cl, an electron donor compound selected from the group consisting of carbamates, ketones, esters of malonic acids, esters of glutaric acids, esters of maleic acids, esters of succinic acids, alkyl and aryl esters of optionally substituted aromatic polycarboxylic acids, diol derivatives chosen among monoesters monocarbamates and monoesters monocarbonates, and 1,3-diethers of general formulawherein R, RI, RII, RIII, RIV and RV, equal or different to each other, are hydrogen or hydrocarbon radicals having from 1 to 18 carbon atoms, and RvI and RVII, equal or different from each other, have the same meaning of R-RV except that they cannot be hydrogen; and one or more of the R-RVII groups can be linked to form a cycle, or mixtures thereof, and from 0.1 to 50% by weight of bismuth (Bi) with respect to the total weight of the solid catalyst component.

US Pat. No. 10,112,718

ENERGY UNIT, CABIN MOVEMENT AND VEHICLE, AS WELL AS A METHOD FOR SUPPLYING THE CABIN OF A VEHICLE WITH A PROCESS MATERIAL

DIEHL AEROSPACE GMBH, Ub...

1. An energy unit for producing an operating material on board a vehicle, comprising a fuel cell unit with at least one fuel cell and a mobile storage unit, which is formed separately from the fuel cell unit, with a store for storing at least one energy source necessary for operation of the fuel cell unit, wherein the mobile storage unit and the fuel cell unit can be coupled with one another, and wherein, in the state coupled to one another, at least a first terminal of the mobile storage unit is connected to a corresponding second terminal of the fuel cell unit in such a way that at least the at least one energy source can be supplied from the store to the fuel cell, at least one further terminal of the mobile storage unit and of the fuel cell unit are interconnected in such a way that electrical energy, thermal energy, electronic data and/or fuel cell waste gases can be exchanged between the mobile storage unit and fuel cell unit, the fuel cell unit further comprising a dolly, in which at least one fuel cell is received, wherein the second terminal and, where applicable, the further terminal is/are mounted on the dolly.

US Pat. No. 10,112,716

METHOD, SYSTEM, AND EXECUTABLE PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR CONTROLLING LIGHTING

BOMBARDIER INC., Dorval ...

1. A lighting control system, the system comprising:a passenger sensor adapted to sense a presence of a passenger in a seat and generate a first signal representative of the presence of the passenger in the seat;
a hand sensor adapted to sense at least one of a position of at least one hand of the passenger in the seat, a configuration of the at least one hand of the passenger in the seat and a direction of movement of the at least one hand of the passenger in the seat and generate a second signal representative of the at least one of the position of the at least one hand of the passenger in the seat, the configuration of the at least one hand of the passenger in the seat and the direction of movement of the at least one hand of the passenger in the seat;
a first light source located in a forward location with respect to the seat, the first light source generating a first light column;
a second light source located in rearward location with respect to the seat, the second light source being disposed rearward of and spaced from the first light source, the second light source generating a second light column; and
a controller operatively connected to the passenger sensor and the hand sensor to receive the first signal and the second signal therefrom and generate a control signal, based on the first signal and the second signal, to be received by the first light source and the second light source, where the control signal controls at least one parameter associated with an intensity, a color, a projected pattern, projected pattern location, or a width formed by a combination of the first and second light columns.

US Pat. No. 10,112,595

PREDICTIVE CONTROL OF POWERTRAIN SYSTEMS BASED ON VEHICLE-TO-VEHICLE (V2V) COMMUNICATIONS

Hyundai America Technical...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a host vehicle, Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) messages transmitted using V2V communication from one or more remote vehicles;
identifying at least one vehicle of the one or more remote vehicles that is ahead of the host vehicle based on information included in the received V2V messages;
selecting V2V messages among the received V2V messages that were received from the at least one identified vehicle; and
controlling a powertrain system of the host vehicle based on information included in the selected V2V messages,
wherein the controlling of the powertrain system comprises activating a hybrid power mode among a plurality of hybrid power modes based on the information included in the selected V2V messages.

US Pat. No. 10,112,253

RESISTANCE WELDING DEVICE COMPRISING A POWER SOURCE ARRANGED ON A WELDING GUN

FRONIUS INTERNATIONAL GMB...

1. A resistance welding device comprising:a cube or ashlar-shaped power source in order to provide a welding current for welding workpieces,
a welding gun with a first gun arm and a second gun arm, each of the first gun arm and the second gun arm comprising a respective electrode in order to impress the welding current into the workpieces,
wherein the power source comprises a heavy-current transformer with at least one primary winding and at least one secondary winding with center tapping, a synchronous rectifier connected with the at least one secondary winding of the heavy-current transformer and comprising circuit elements, and an actuation circuit for actuating the circuit elements of the synchronous rectifier,
wherein the power source is arranged at the welding gun and the power source comprises a first contact, a second contact, a third contact and a fourth contact forming a multi-point contacting at an output of the synchronous rectifier, whereby the welding current is at least halved and thus the transition losses are reduced,
wherein the first contact and the second contact are of one polarity and are connected to the first gun arm and the third contact and the fourth contact are of opposite polarity and are connected to the second gun arm,
wherein the first contact and the second contact of the one polarity and the third contact and the fourth contact of opposite polarity are each arranged opposite each other,
wherein the third contact and the fourth contact are arranged offset to each other by 90° compared to the first contact and the second contact, such that the first contact, the second contact, the third contact and the fourth contact form the cube or ashlar-shaped power source,
wherein the first gun arm is fastened without lines to the first contact and the second contact,
wherein the heavy-current transformer comprises an I-beam of electrically conductive material, the I-beam having a plurality of outer surfaces and a plurality of recesses in which recesses at least one respective ring core is arranged,
wherein one respective connection of the at least one secondary winding is directly contacted with one inner surface of the I-beam,
wherein the outer surfaces of the I-beam form the first contact and the second contact of the power source, and
wherein the center tapping of the at least one secondary winding of the heavy-current transformer is connected with the I-beam without lines.

US Pat. No. 10,112,183

CATALYST FOR PURIFYING COMBUSTION EXHAUST GAS, AND METHOD FOR PURIFYING COMBUSTION EXHAUST GAS

Hitachi Zosen Corporation...

1. A denitration catalyst used in a method for purifying a combustion exhaust gas of removing a nitrogen oxide in the exhaust gas by making the catalyst into contact with the combustion exhaust gas having an alcohol as a reducing agent added thereto, the denitration catalyst comprising zeolite as a support having supported thereon cobalt (Co) as a catalyst metal, in a powder X-ray diffraction measurement of the denitration catalyst a ratio r=I/J of a height I of a diffraction peak at a diffraction angle (2?) of from 7.8 to 10.0° and a height J of a diffraction peak at a diffraction angle (2?) of from 28.0 to 31.0° being in a range of from 3.0 to 5.0.

US Pat. No. 10,112,093

BATTING STANCE TRAINING MAT

1. A batting stance training mat comprising:a center panel with a home plate indicia for designating home plate;
a first lateral panel and a second lateral panel each having a first terminal end and a second terminal end, wherein each lateral panel includes a plurality of indicia, wherein each of the plurality of indicia designates foot placement of a user relative to the home plate indicia;
an end panel having an indicia designating foot placement of a second user relative to the home plate indicia;
wherein the end panel extends past the second terminal end of each of the first and second lateral panel;
wherein the indicia of the end panel is a pair of shoe prints, wherein each shoe print has a toe end and heel end, wherein the toe end of each shoe print faces toward and is centrally aligned with the center panel;
a plurality of fasteners on an outer perimeter of the batting stance training mat.

US Pat. No. 10,111,851

METHOD FOR TREATING ECZEMA

The William M. Yarbrough ...

1. A method for treating eczema, comprising the step(s) of:applying a surfactant or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof to an area affected by eczema, wherein the protonated form of the surfactant is represented by the following chemical structure:
wherein R1 is selected from the group consisting of an alkyl, cycloalkyl, polycycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, alkaryl, aralkyl, alkoxy, alkanoyl, aroyl, alkenyl, alkynyl and cyano group containing 1 to 25 carbon atom(s), wherein the carbon atom(s) may be a linking group to, or part of, a halogen, a N, O, and/or S containing moiety, and/or one or more functional groups selected from the group consisting of alcohols, esters, ammonium salts, phosphonium salts, and combinations thereof; a linkage to a dimer; a linkage to an oligomer; and/or a linkage to a polymer; wherein R2 is selected from the group consisting of NCS; and wherein R3-R5 are the same or different and selected from the group consisting of H; OH; an alkyl, cycloalkyl, polycycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, alkaryl, aralkyl, alkoxy, alkanoyl, aroyl, alkenyl, alkynyl and/or cyano group containing 1 to 25 carbon atom(s), wherein the carbon atom(s) may be a linking group to, or part of, a halogen, a N, O, and/or S containing moiety, and/or one or more functional groups selected from the group consisting of alcohols, esters, ammonium salts, phosphonium salts, and combinations thereof; a linkage to a dimer; a linkage to an oligomer; and/or a linkage to a polymer with the proviso that at least one of R3-R5 is selected from the group consisting of an alkyl, cycloalkyl, polycycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, alkaryl, aralkyl, alkoxy, alkanoyl, aroyl, alkenyl, alkynyl and/or cyano group containing 8 to 25 carbon atom(s).

US Pat. No. 10,111,785

MAKER MACHINE TO MANUFACTURE HYGIENE ABSORBENT ARTICLES

GDM S.p.A., Bologna (IT)...

1. A maker machine (1) to manufacture hygiene absorbent articles (2); the maker machine (1) comprises:a feeding line (7), which feeds, along a straight and horizontal forming path (P1), a continuous strip of impermeable material, which is intended to define a succession of sheets (3) of impermeable material; and
at least one operating unit (8), which is arranged along the forming path (P1) and feeds a corresponding component of the hygiene absorbent articles (2) to the sheets (3) of impermeable material carried by the feeding line (7);
wherein the operating unit (8) comprises a processing device (9), which receives the components in succession and processes the components, and an application device (10), which receives the finished components from the processing device (9) and applies the components to the sheets (3) of impermeable material; and
wherein the application device (10) comprises at least one sucking pick-up head (11) and a conveyor (12) to cyclically move the pick-up head (11) along an annular application path (P2), which extends through a pick-up station (S1), where the pick-up head (11) receives a corresponding component from the processing device (9), and a release station (S2), where the pick-up head (11) applies the component to a corresponding sheet (3) of impermeable material carried by the feeding line (7);
wherein the conveyor (12) comprises:
an annular guide (14), which is arranged in a fixed position along the application path (P2);
a slide (15), which supports in a rotary manner the sucking pick-up head (11) such that the sucking pick-up head (11) rotates around a rotation axis (13) and is coupled to the guide (14) so as to freely slide along the guide (14);
a linear electric motor (16), which comprises a stator (17), which is arranged in a fixed position along the guide (14), and a mobile slider (18), which is electro-magnetically coupled to the stator (17) so as to receive, from the stator (17), a driving force and is rigidly connected to the slide (15); and
an actuation system to control the rotation of the sucking pick-up head around the rotation axis (13).

US Pat. No. 10,111,734

DENTAL KIT-OF-PARTS AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME

NOBEL BIOCARE SERVICES AG...

1. Method of manufacturing a dental kit-of-parts, comprising the following steps:manufacturing a dental restoration by rapid manufacturing such that a recess and a through hole of the dental restoration are formed within the dental restoration; and
manufacturing a screw simultaneously with the previous step, such that a screw head is formed in the recess and a screw shaft is formed in the through hole of the dental restoration and the screw is a captive screw enclosed by the dental restoration,
wherein the dental restoration has an inner surface and an outer surface, and a channel through which a tool is insertable, the dental restoration being configured to be connected with its inner surface to an inner surface of an implant abutment, the implant abutment being configured to be connected to a dental implant and having a through hole configured to accommodate at least a part of the screw shaft therein,
wherein the diameter of the screw head is larger than the diameter of the screw shaft,
wherein the kit-of-parts is so configured that the screw can connect a pre-assembly of the implant abutment and the dental restoration to the dental implant,
wherein the pre-assembly is so configured as to comprise therein the recess that encloses the screw head, whereby the screw is a captive screw,
wherein the channel of the dental restoration connects the outer surface of the dental restoration to the recess and has a diameter smaller than a diameter of the screw head of the screw, and
wherein the recess is formed within the dental restoration such that the recess is enclosed by the dental restoration and has no open sides to a peripheral surface of the dental restoration.

US Pat. No. 10,111,698

SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH ROTATABLE SHAFT HAVING PLURALITY OF LOCKING POSITIONS

Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, P...

1. An apparatus comprising:(a) a body assembly;
(b) a shaft comprising a proximal end, and a distal end, wherein the shaft extends distally from the body assembly, wherein the shaft defines a longitudinal axis;
(c) an end effector positioned at the distal end of the shaft;
(d) a rotation input feature comprising a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the rotation input feature is configured to rotate relative to the body about the longitudinal axis, wherein the rotation input feature is configured to rotate one or both of the shaft assembly or the end effector about the longitudinal axis; and
(e) a locking feature configured to transition between a locked state and an unlocked state, where the locking feature is biased toward the locked state,
wherein the locking feature is configured to prevent rotation of the one or both of the shaft or the end effector when the locking feature is in the locked state,
wherein the locking feature is configured to permit rotation of the one or both of the shaft or the end effector when the locking feature is in the unlocked state, wherein the rotational input feature is configured to rotate relative to the body about the longitudinal axis to drive the locking feature between the locked state and the unlocked state.

US Pat. No. 10,111,452

METHOD OF SUPERCOOLING PERISHABLE MATERIALS

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII, Ho...

1. A method of supercooling a perishable product in a container comprising the steps of:cooling the perishable product to a temperature within the range of about 0° C. to about ?20° C. while applying an oscillating magnetic field to the perishable product; and
simultaneously applying the oscillating magnetic field and a pulsed electric field to the cooled perishable product while maintaining the temperature below the freezing point of the perishable product, wherein the pulsed electric field is applied through a pair of electrodes directly in contact with the perishable product.
US Pat. No. 10,111,900

?-GLUCAN METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS THAT AFFECT THE TUMOR MICROENVIRONMENT

BIOTHERA, INC., Eagan, M...

1. A method of treating a subject having cancer, the method comprising administering soluble ?(1,6)-[poly-(1,3)-D-glucopyranosyl]-poly-?(1,3)-D-glucopyranose and an anti-PD-1 antibody.
US Pat. No. 10,111,901

BETA-GLUCAN IN COMBINATION WITH ANTI-CANCER AGENTS AFFECTING THE TUMOR MICROENVIRONMENT

BIOTHERA, INC., Eagan, M...

1. A method of treating a subject having cancer, the method comprising administering soluble ?(1,6)-[poly-(1,3)-D-glucopyranosyl]-poly-?(1,3)-D-glucopyranose and an anti-PD-L1 antibody, wherein the anti-PD-L1 antibody is a non-complement-activating antibody.
US Pat. No. 10,111,941

METHOD FOR TREATING STAGE IV MELANOMA

1. A method of treating Stage IV melanoma in a subject, the method includingadministering to the subject a composition lacking an adjuvant or carrier, the composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of an allogeneic melanoma cell lysate and/or immunotherapeutic extract thereof, wherein the composition is administered in the absence of an adjuvant or carrier.
US Pat. No. 10,114,023

METHOD OF ENHANCING THE EFFICACY OF ANTI-HEPATOCYTE GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR BREAST CANCER THERAPY BY ADMINISTERING AN INHIBITOR OF MENAINV

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A method of enhancing the efficacy of an anti-hepatocyte growth factor receptor breast cancer therapy on a subject having breast cancer comprising administering to the subject an amount of an antibody, RNAi, aptamer or peptide inhibitor of MenaINV effective to enhance the efficacy of the anti-hepatocyte growth factor receptor breast cancer therapy administered to the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,113,005

METHOD FOR PRODUCING DEWATERED MICROFIBRILLATED CELLULOSE

Kemira Oyj, Helsinki (FI...

1. A method for producing dewatered microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) comprising:i) providing an aqueous MFC slurry,
ii) optionally dewatering said MFC slurry by mechanical means to provide a partly dewatered MFC slurry, and
iii) subjecting the MFC slurry or the partly dewatered MFC slurry to one or more drying operations by contacting the MFC slurry or the partly dewatered MFC slurry with one or more absorbing materials comprising superabsorbent polymer to produce dewatered MFC,wherein the one or more drying operations is done at ambient temperature and pressure and wherein the one or more drying operations prevents agglomeration of the MFC to obtain the dewatered MFC which is redispersible.
US Pat. No. 10,113,062

MODIFIED POLYLACTIC ACID, POLYMERIC BLENDS AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

FINA TECHNOLOGY, INC., H...

1. A process for forming a polymeric composition comprising:contacting a polylactic acid with a reactive modifier selected from epoxy-functionalized polybutadiene, ionic monomer, and combinations thereof; and
contacting the polylactic acid and the reactive modifier with a polyolefin to produce a polyolefin-polylactic acid blend, wherein the polyolefin exhibits a melt flow rate of less than about 6 dg/min.

US Pat. No. 10,117,338

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A method for manufacturing a light emitting device comprising:joining a light transmissive substrate and two or more light emitting elements with top surfaces of the light emitting elements facing a bottom surface of the light transmissive substrate;
separating the light transmissive substrate into a plurality of light transmissive pieces such that one or more of the light emitting elements remains in a state joined to one of the light transmissive pieces after separation;
mounting the one or more of the light emitting elements joined to the one of the light transmissive pieces on a mounting unit, with a bottom surface of the one or more of the light emitting elements facing a top surface of the mounting unit;
removing a portion of the one of the light transmissive pieces joined with the one or more of the light emitting elements mounted on the mounting unit such that a top surface of the one of the light transmissive pieces becomes a predetermined shape; and
after the removing of the portion of the one of the light transmissive pieces, separating the mounting unit into a plurality of board pieces such that one or more of the light transmissive pieces remain on one of the board pieces after separation.

US Pat. No. 10,117,313

SENSING LAMP AND SENSING MODULE THEREOF

VAXCEL INTERNATIONAL CO.,...

1. A sensing module, being detachably connected to a light body to selectively turn on a light source, the sensing module comprising:a sensing unit, having at least one sensor, a control circuit and at least one parameter adjusting element, the at least one sensor and the at least one parameter adjusting element being electrically coupled to the control circuit, the control circuit being disposed in the sensing unit; and
an electrical connector, having one side electrically and mechanically connected with the sensing unit, and another side detachably and independently connected to the light body in an electrical and mechanical manner,
wherein a first side of the sensing unit is provided with the at least one sensor, and a second side of the sensing unit is provided with the at least one parameter adjusting element; wherein the second side of the sensing unit is opposite to the first side of the sensing unit; and
wherein the sensing module further comprises a cover partially covering the sensing unit, wherein the sensing unit is capable of rotating to a first angle and a second angle, wherein the at least one sensor at the first side of the sensing unit is not blocked and is capable of performing sensing function when the sensing unit is rotated to the first angle, wherein the at least one parameter adjusting element at the second side of the sensing unit is exposed to being adjusted when the sensing unit is rotated to the second angle.

US Pat. No. 10,117,303

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING FUNCTIONALITY OF LIGHTING DEVICES FROM A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Cooper Lighting, LLC, Cl...

1. A system for controlling one or more networked lighting devices, the system comprising:a gateway controller that is configured to be communicatively connected to a network of lighting devices, the gateway controller comprising:
a processor, and
a wireless communication interface that comprises a short-range or near-field antenna; and
a memory device containing programming instructions for a lighting system control application that is configured to cause the processor of the gateway controller to:
communicatively connect with a portable electronic device when the portable electronic device is in a proximate communication range of the gateway controller,
identify one or more scenes, each scene comprising a set of data corresponding to one or more optical characteristics of at least a first lighting device in the network of lighting devices,
transmit the one or more scenes to the portable electronic device,
receive, from the portable electronic device, a user selection of a scene from the one or more scenes,
identify a time duration for the selected scene,
identify a light operation request comprising the selected scene and the time duration,
confirm that the portable electronic device is authorized to initiate the light operation request, and
in response to confirming that the portable electronic device is authorized to initiate the light operation request, activate at least the first lighting device according to the selected scene and the time duration.

US Pat. No. 10,117,287

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVED DUAL CONNECTIVITY

Nokia of America Corporat...

1. A method comprising:receiving, from a user equipment (UE) by a network node in a primary network, a secondary Internet Protocol (IP) address for the UE, the secondary IP address being associated with a secondary network of the UE, each of the primary network and the secondary network supported by a different radio access technology;
establishing at least one tunnel between the primary network and the secondary network to bridge the network node and the UE via the secondary network, the at least one tunnel including a special bearer to carry control and data packets between the network node and a gateway to the primary network;
conveying, by the network node to the UE, (i) an identifier of at least one radio access bearer for use in identifying encapsulated packets communicated via the at least one tunnel, and (ii) an indication of which protocol layer will be producing data communicated via the at least one radio access bearer;
receiving, by the network node, a packet to be delivered to the UE on a radio access bearer split between the primary and secondary networks;
encapsulating the received packet according to a tunneling protocol for the at least one tunnel; and
forwarding the encapsulated packet from the network node to the secondary network through the at least one tunnel.

US Pat. No. 10,117,267

SCHEDULER FOR POWER-EFFICIENT TIME SLOTTED PROTOCOL

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A network comprising:a parent node;
an intermediate node configured to communicate with the parent node using a wireless network protocol; and
at least one child node configured to communicate with the parent node via the intermediate node using the wireless network protocol;
the parent node comprising:
a broadcast coordinator to transmit a broadcast message from the parent node to the at least one child node through the intermediate node at predetermined time intervals according to the wireless network protocol; and
a scheduler to generate a scheduling packet that is communicated in the broadcast message, the scheduling packet includes a data field to instruct each child node to activate and receive data communicated from the parent node in a prescribed time slot following the broadcast message;
wherein the at least one child node includes a first child node that transmits an indication byte during a present time frame to indicate to the parent node whether the first child node will transmit additional data in a future time frame relative to the present time frame, wherein the indication byte contains a non-zero value to indicate that the first child node will transmit additional data in a future time frame and the non-zero value indicates a number of frames between the present time frame and the future time frame in which the additional data will be transmitted by the first child node.

US Pat. No. 10,117,257

ESTIMATING UPLINK INTERFERENCE IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for estimating uplink interference in a wireless network, the method comprising:determining that a wireless device attached to an access node has available resources within an uplink schedule of the wireless device;
comparing the available resources within the uplink schedule with a threshold;
upon determining that the available resources exceed the threshold, instructing the wireless device to enter a listening mode during an entirety of the uplink schedule, wherein in the listening mode, the wireless device determines a measurement of an uplink interference caused at the wireless device;
upon determining that the available resources are less than the threshold, instructing the wireless device to enter the listening mode during a portion of the available resources within the uplink schedule; and
receiving the measurement of the uplink interference from the wireless device via an uplink channel.

US Pat. No. 10,117,250

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SETTING METHOD, BASE STATION, MOBILE STATION, AND PROGRAM

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A User Equipment (UE) comprising:a receiver configured to receive, from a base station, downlink control information comprising uplink resource allocation information, wherein the downlink control information indicates a frequency block count;
a transmitter configured to transmit, to the base station, one of:
(1) a first reference signal generated using a first reference signal sequence having a first sequence length corresponding to a first transmit bandwidth allocated by the uplink resource allocation information, wherein the first transmit bandwidth comprises a set of one or more consecutive resource blocks, if the frequency block count is one, and
(2) a second reference signal generated using a second reference signal sequence having a second sequence length corresponding to a second transmit bandwidth allocated by the uplink resource allocation information, wherein the second transmit bandwidth comprises two sets of one or more resource blocks, wherein each of the two sets of one or more resource blocks comprises one or more consecutive resource blocks, wherein the two sets of one or more resource blocks are separated in frequency, if the frequency block count is more than one.

US Pat. No. 10,117,242

METHOD OF PERFORMING CONTENTION BASED MULTIPLE ACCESS (MA) IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of performing contention based multiple access (MA) by a base station in a wireless communication system, comprising the steps of:receiving information on a best beam ID (identifier) from each user equipment (UE);
allocating a resource for contention based multiple access per a beam based on a number of best beam ID per beam obtained from the information regarding the best beam ID received from the each UE; and
transmitting information regarding the resource for the contention based multiple access allocated per beam, to the each UE,
wherein an amount of the resource allocated for the contention based multiple access per beam is in proportion to the number of best beam ID per the beam.

US Pat. No. 10,117,235

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SUPPORTING HARQ IN UNLICENSED BAND

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for supporting a hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) in an unlicensed band, the method comprising:receiving, by a user equipment, first downlink control information (DCI) including uplink scheduling information, the first DCI further including a carrier indicator field (CIF) indicating a cell to be scheduled;
determining, by the user equipment, a format of the DCI in accordance with a type of the cell indicated by the CIF; and
transmitting, by the user equipment, uplink data using the uplink scheduling information,
wherein, if the type of the cell indicated by the CIF is a licensed cell, the format of the DCI is determined as a first DCI format including a first resource allocation (RA) field used for the uplink scheduling information,
wherein, if the type of the cell indicated by the CIF is an unlicensed cell, the format of the DCI is determined as a second DCI format including a second RA field used for the uplink scheduling information,
wherein a number of bits for the second RA field is less than a number of bits for the first RA field,
wherein remaining bits of the first RA field are unused bits by the second RA field among the first RA field, and
wherein the remaining bits of the first RA field are defined as pre-set information, and most significant bit (MSB) of the remaining bits of the first RA field are pre-set to ‘1’.

US Pat. No. 10,117,225

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USER EQUIPMENT RECEIVING MBMS SERVICE PROCESSING SEMI-PERMANENT SCHEDULING FROM MBSFN SUBFRAME IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:receiving configuration information for a multimedia broadcast/multicast service frequency network (MBSFN) subframe;
receiving a downlink assignment to receive a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) for a first transmission time interval (TTI); and
when the terminal is configured with a transmission mode 9 and a subframe corresponding to a second TTI is the MBSFN subframe based on the configuration information:
receiving a physical multicast channel (PMCH) in the subframe if the second TTI is different from the first TTI, and
receiving the PDSCH in the subframe based on the downlink assignment if the second TTI corresponds to the first TTI.

US Pat. No. 10,117,202

METHOD FOR RECEPTION IN A WIRELESS NETWORK AND CORRESPONDING DEVICE FOR RECEPTION

Thomson Licensing, Issy-...

1. A terminal in a wireless network, wherein the network comprising a plurality of base stations, each base station of the plurality of base stations being configured to transmit same data synchronously at a same frequency to said terminal, the terminal comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit at least one first signal intended for the plurality of base stations using a same physical channel;
a receiver configured to receive information representative of a first temporal offset, said first temporal offset being a function of at least one reception time of said at least one first signal by at least one base station of the plurality of base stations;
a transmitter configured to transmit a second signal intended for the plurality of base stations according to said information representative of a first temporal offset; and
a receiver configured to receive an information representative of an interval of silence, said interval of silence being a function of a maximum of at least two second temporal offsets, each of the at least two second temporal offsets being associated with a base station of the plurality of base stations, each of the at least two second temporal offsets being determined according to a reception of said second signal by the associated base station.

US Pat. No. 10,117,194

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR POWER HEADROOM REPORTING IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

INNOVATIVE SONIC CORPORAT...

1. A method for power headroom reporting, the method comprising:configuring a UE (User Equipment) with at least a first cell and a second cell; and
reporting, by the UE, a PHR (Power Headroom Report) on the first cell in a subframe,
wherein the PHR contains a power headroom value of the second cell, and the derivation of the power headroom value of the second cell does not include bandwidth of PUSCH resource assignment if there is PUSCH transmission in the second cell in the subframe; and
the derivation of the power headroom value of the second cell does not include bandwidth of PUSCH resource assignment if there is no PUSCH transmission in the second cell in the subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,117,173

OUT-OF-BAND POWER DOWN NOTIFICATION

Parallel Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A mobile base station for reducing coverage interruptions for users connected thereto, comprising:a vehicle bus notification module coupled to a vehicle electrical power system and configured to determine a vehicle battery power level, the vehicle electrical power system powering the mobile base station;
a first radio access network interface for communicating with mobile devices using a first radio access technology;
a backhaul interface for communicating with an operator core network;
a processor, in communication with the vehicle bus notification module, the first radio access network interface, and the backhaul interface; and
a memory, further comprising instructions that when executed by the processor, perform steps comprising:
receiving a vehicle bus low power alert at the vehicle bus notification module;
requesting, in response to receiving the vehicle bus low power alert, from a network server, a mobile device detach procedure for the mobile devices;
sending, in response to receiving the vehicle bus low power alert, to the network server, a message to cause the network server to perform power control of a neighboring base station to increase or decrease transmission power; and
sending a message via the backhaul interface to the operator core network to request a notification to be sent to the mobile devices, the notification configured to include human-readable information regarding the vehicle battery power level of the mobile base station,
thereby enabling the mobile devices to be notified via the operator core network when the vehicle battery power level is low.

US Pat. No. 10,117,169

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATICALLY ADAPTING TO WI-FI NETWORK WITH HIDDEN SSID

ZHEJIANG SHENGHUI LIGHTIN...

1. A method for automatically adapting to a Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) network with hidden Service Set Identifier (SSID), comprising:hiding, a wireless access point (AP), an SSID of the wireless AP;
receiving, by the wireless AP, a probe request frame containing request information for automatically adapting to a Wi-Fi network of the wireless AP within coverage of the wireless AP, the request information for automatically adapting to the Wi-Fi network including: an identifier for automatically adapting to the Wi-Fi network, a demand service identifier, a type and model of at least one Wi-Fi terminal, and functions provided by the at least one Wi-Fi terminal;
determining, by the wireless AP, whether the probe request frame contains the request information for automatically adapting to the Wi-Fi network of the wireless AP;
when the probe request frame contains the request information for automatically adapting to the Wi-Fi network of the wireless AP, sending, by the wireless AP, a probe response frame corresponding to the probe request frame;
receiving, by the wireless AP, a connection request sent by the at least one Wi-Fi terminal; and
connecting the at least one Wi-Fi terminal to the Wi-Fi network.

US Pat. No. 10,117,111

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SIMULATING A LAND MOBILE RADIO SYSTEM

E.F. JOHNSON COMPANY, Ir...

1. A method for simulating a land mobile radio system having a plurality of radio sites, the method comprising:simulating, by a first server, one or more land mobile radio sites;
simulating, by a second server, one or more simulated subscriber units in communication with at least one of the one or more simulated land mobile radio sites and one or more non-simulated land mobile radio site of the land mobile radio system; and
wherein the first server and the second server are connected to an IP network comprising an IP-based interface between the first server and the second server configured to communicate data packets between the first server and the second server that simulate radio signals among at least two of: the one or more simulated land mobile radio site, the one or more non-simulated land mobile radio site, the one or more simulated subscriber unit, and a one or more non-simulated subscriber unit;
wherein each simulated land mobile radio site comprises:
an application layer comprising one or more simulated land mobile radio site applications, each simulated land mobile radio site application having and uniquely addressed by at least one unique simulated land mobile radio site application IP address on the IP network, such that a plurality of unique simulated land mobile radio site application IP addresses are associated with the first server to address the one or more simulated land mobile radio site applications;
wherein the one or more simulated land mobile radio site applications comprises at least a control channel application addressed by the unique simulated land mobile radio site application IP address comprising a unique land mobile radio site control channel application IP address and the land mobile radio site controller application addressed by the unique simulated land mobile radio site application IP address comprising a unique land mobile radio site controller application IP address,
wherein the application layer communicates data packets simulating radio signals from the one or more simulated land mobile radio site applications to at least one of: the one or more non-simulated land mobile radio site, the one or more simulated land mobile radio site, the one or more non-simulated subscriber unit, and the one or more simulated subscriber unit,
wherein the one or more non-simulated land mobile radio site is in communication with at least one non-simulated subscriber unit by the radio signals different than the data packets;
wherein the first server and the second server simulate additional communication over the radio signals by generating and communicating data packets over the IP network between at least two of: the first server, the second server, at least one of the one or more non-simulated land mobile radio site, at least one of the one or more simulated land mobile radio site, at least one of the one or more non-simulated subscriber unit, and at least one of the one or more simulated subscriber unit, wherein the data packets simulate the radio signals, and
wherein the first server and the second server simulate a radio call wherein the control channel application is in communication with a first of the one or more simulated subscriber units initiating the call, the communication comprising providing both the unique land mobile radio site control channel IP address and the unique land mobile radio site controller application IP address to the first of the one or more simulated subscriber units initiating the call via the IP network,
wherein the first of the one or more simulated subscriber units provides call data to both the unique land mobile radio site control channel IP address and the unique land mobile radio site controller application IP address,
wherein the land mobile radio site controller application transmits at least a portion of the call data to further land mobile radio site controller applications of further simulated land mobile radio site having a same talkgroup IP as the first of the one or more simulated subscriber units for retransmission to further simulated subscriber units.

US Pat. No. 10,117,038

GENERATING A SOUND LOCALIZATION POINT (SLP) WHERE BINAURAL SOUND EXTERNALLY LOCALIZES TO A PERSON DURING A TELEPHONE CALL

1. A method executed by a handheld portable electronic device (HPED) to generate a sound localization point (SLP) in empty space where binaural sound externally localizes to a person during a telephone call, the method comprising:determining, with the HPED, a location of the HPED with respect to a head of the person while HPED is within 1.5 meters from the head of the person;
generating, with the HPED, the SLP in empty space where the binaural sound will externally localize during the telephone call to the person in the empty space at the location where the HPED was located; and
convolving, with a processor in the HPED and during the telephone call between the person and another person and after the HPED is removed from the location where the SLP was generated, a voice of the another person so the voice of the another person externally localizes as the binaural sound to the person in the empty space at the location where the HPED was located to generate the SLP.

US Pat. No. 10,116,847

IMAGING UNIT AND IMAGING APPARATUS

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An imaging apparatus comprising:a main body,
a first camera fixedly arranged on the main body;
an opening-closing unit provided rotatably with respect to the main body via a first hinge unit;
a second camera mounted on the opposite side of the opening-closing unit from the first hinge unit; and
a second hinge unit for rotatably supporting the imaging direction of the second camera, wherein
a body surface of the second camera is uneven, and
the rotation direction of the first hinge unit and the rotation direction of the second hinge unit are the same rotation direction at the time of starting shooting with the second camera.

US Pat. No. 10,116,691

VOIP DENIAL-OF-SERVICE PROTECTION MECHANISMS FROM ATTACK

KODIAK NETWORKS, INC., P...

1. A system for providing communications services in a communications network comprising:servers providing the communications services to mobile units in the communications network, the communications services including an instant two-way half-duplex voice call within a group of the mobile units comprising a Push-to-Talk-over-Cellular (PoC) call session;
wherein at least one of the servers interfaces to an Internet Protocol (IP) network to perform the communications services for the mobile units in the IP network and is configured to:
set up a pre-established session with a mobile unit of the mobile units by reserving a media port for receiving media traffic for the PoC call session from the mobile unit, the pre-established session being established for a media path between the mobile unit and the at least one of the servers prior to setup of a call for the PoC session;
authorize the mobile unit to temporarily communicate authentication messages with the at least one of the servers over the reserved media port in response to setting up the pre-established session, wherein the at least one of the servers is further configured to compare an incoming message to a black-list that identifies known bad addresses:
authenticate with the mobile unit in response to receiving the authentication messages from the mobile unit;
add the mobile unit to a white list in response to authenticating with the mobile unit; and
after adding the mobile unit to the white list, receiving the media traffic from the mobile unit over the reserved media port when the mobile unit is participating in the call for the PoC call session;
wherein the at least one of the servers responsible for handing the media traffic transmitted by the mobile unit reserves the reserved media port for the media traffic and authorizes the media traffic to flow through the reserved media port for a configured duration;
before the configured duration elapses, the at least one of the servers receives authentication credentials from the mobile unit via the reserved media port;
upon successful authentication of the mobile unit the IP address of the mobile unit is associated with the reserved media port, so that only the mobile unit is authorized to transmit media traffic to the at least one of the servers through the reserved media port; and
the IP address of the mobile unit is dis-associated with the reserved media port when a dialog between the at least one of the servers and the mobile unit is terminated by the at least one of the servers or the mobile unit.

US Pat. No. 10,116,596

PERSONALIZING DATA SYSTEM COMPONENTS AND DATA SOURCES AS CHATBOTS IN A GROUP CHAT SESSION

International Business Ma...

1. A computer program product, the computer program product comprising a computer readable storage medium having program code embodied therewith, the program code executable by at least one processor to perform:providing, by the at least one processor, a social media gateway interface with a chat adapter for a chat application, wherein the chat adapter comprises (1) an Extract Transform and Load (ETL) job chatbot for accessing a data system and (2) message mapping definitions, wherein the data system comprises an ETL server;
receiving, by the at least one processor, from a group chat server, a request to start a chat session;
creating, by the at least one processor, a chat session between a mobile chat participant using the chat application and the ETL job chatbot; and
in response to receiving a chat message from the mobile chat participant,
converting, by the at least one processor, the chat message to a method invocation for the chatbot using the message mapping definitions;
executing, by the at least one processor, a request of the converted chat message with the chatbot to generate a response chat message by:
selecting an interface of a plurality of interfaces of the data system based on the converted chat message, wherein the plurality of interfaces comprise a first interface to import an ETL job and a second interface to design and monitor the ETL job;
calling, by the at least one processor, the selected interface to obtain the response; and
returning, by the at least one processor, the response chat message.

US Pat. No. 10,116,551

SINGLE QUEUE LINK AGGREGATION

Accedian Networks Inc., ...

1. A method for transmitting a packet of a class of service from a device comprising several physical ports wherein two or more physical ports are coupled to at least one logical port said method comprising:maintaining a metadata lookup table that associates two or more identifiers with one or more physical ports coupled with the at least one logical port, said metadata lookup table identifying a working port one of said two or more physical ports used to transmit each packet;
receiving the packet on one of said physical ports and processed to determine the class of service and on which at least one logical port to transmit the packet;
storing said packet in a memory regardless of said class of service;
adding a pointer to said packet in a pointer list associated to said class of service along with a port identifier selected from the metadata lookup table;
selecting a next pointer at a head of the pointer list associated to the class of service, selection based on identifying the at least one of said two or more physical ports associated with the identifier based on a first associated metadata identifier and the metadata lookup table;
transmitting a next packet corresponding to the next pointer to one or more of said physical ports based on the port identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,116,541

TCP CONNECTIONS RESILIENCY SYSTEM FOR TESTING NETWORKS IN UNSTABLE ENVIRONMENTS

KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES SIN...

1. A system for testing a network device under test (DUT), the system comprising:a network equipment test device including at least one processor;
a client and a server implemented by the network equipment test device and configured to establish a transmission control protocol (TCP) connection between the client and the server and through the network DUT, wherein the client and the server are implemented on one or more processors;
a test controller implemented by the network equipment test device and configured to execute a test script to test the network DUT by exchanging a sequence of data packages over the TCP connection between the client and the server; and
a resiliency system including a client side portion and a server side portion implemented by the network equipment test device and configured to store, for each data package exchanged between the client and the server over the TCP connection, a client sequence identifier for the data package and a server sequence identifier for the data package, and, in response to detecting an error on the TCP connection, synchronizing the client and the server to a last data package exchanged prior to the error using the client sequence identifiers and the server sequence identifiers and resuming the test script at a next data package after the last data package exchanged prior to the error in the sequence of data packages;
wherein the resiliency system is configured to store a unique receive sequence number (RSN) for each of a plurality of received data packages and a unique send sequence number (SSN) for each of a plurality of sent data packages, and wherein synchronizing the client and the server comprises exchanging at least a first RSN from the client to the server and a second RSN from the server to the client.

US Pat. No. 10,116,535

MONITORING INTERNET USAGE ON HOME NETWORKS OF PANELIST USERS USING A MEASUREMENT DEVICE

comScore, Inc., Westlake...

1. A computer-implemented method executed by one or more processors, the method comprising:identifying a home network including one or more devices and a gateway configured to receive network traffic from the devices and send the received network traffic to an external network;
configuring the home network to send network traffic from the devices to a measurement device connected to the gateway;
after configuring the home network, monitoring, at the measurement device, network traffic received from the devices on the home network;
evaluating, at the measurement device, one or more characteristics of the home network, wherein the one or more characteristics comprise at least one of: a quantity of devices; types of devices; types of network traffic sent by devices; usage patterns of devices; a quantity of devices with public IP addresses; an Internet Service Provider; and subnet masks of devices;
determining, based on the one or more characteristics of the home network, a network fingerprint of the home network;
comparing, at the measurement device, the network fingerprint to stored network fingerprints to aid in determining the type of the home network that the home network comprises; and
determining, based on the comparing, a type of the home network.

US Pat. No. 10,116,454

AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM AND AUTHENTICATION METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An authentication method in an authentication system including a server, a device, and a first controller that controls the device, the authentication method comprising:storing, at the device, a first certificate revocation list and device history information, the first certificate revocation list having first age-identifying information;
storing, at the server, a second certificate revocation list, the second certificate revocation list having second age-identifying information;
transmitting, from the device to the first controller, device history information with the first age-identifying information of the first certificate revocation list;
transmitting, from the first controller to the server, the device history information with the first age-identifying information of the first certificate revocation list and added authentication information;
comparing, at the server, the first age-identifying information of the first certificate revocation list to the second age-identifying information of the second certificate revocation list;
if the first age-identifying information is indicated to be older than the second age-identifying information, judging that the first controller is unauthorized; and
if the first age-identifying information is indicated to be same as or younger than the second age-identifying information, judging that the first controller is authorized and judging that the first controller is set to receive an updated certificate revocation list from the server,
wherein, when the first controller is judged to be unauthorized, the server no longer transmits the updated certificate revocation list to the first controller.

US Pat. No. 10,116,432

REAL-TIME PHASE SYNCHRONIZATION OF A REMOTE RECEIVER WITH A MEASURING INSTRUMENT

ANRITSU COMPANY, Morgan ...

1. A measuring instrument adapted to be connected with a receiver for measuring electrical characteristics of a device under test (DUT), comprising:a signal generator for generating a synchronization signal transmittable to the receiver;
wherein the measuring instrument is configured to receive a retransmission of the synchronization signal from the receiver; and
a phase shifter configured to receive the synchronization signal from the signal generator and the retransmission of the synchronization signal from the receiver and shift a phase of the synchronization signal so that pulse edges of the synchronization signal are aligned at the measuring instrument and the receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,116,377

DYNAMIC FORWARD ERROR CORRECTION BYPASS IN A DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method of improving communications, comprising:receiving a first packet at a gateway communicatively coupled to an end terminal through an unmanned air vehicle (UAV), wherein a first wireless link communicatively couples the gateway to the UAV, and a second wireless link communicatively couples the UAV to the end terminal;
determining, with one or more processors, a signal quality on at least the first link between the gateway and the UAV in a first direction;
when the signal quality exceeds a first predetermined threshold:
encoding, at the gateway, the first received packet for processing by the end terminal;
tagging the first received packet with an indicator to bypass forward error correction (FEC) at the UAV;
monitoring, with the one or more processors at the gateway, the signal quality on at least the first link;
comparing the monitored signal quality to a second threshold lower than the first threshold; and
when the monitored signal quality falls below the second threshold lower, encoding, at the gateway, the first received packets for processing by the UAV.

US Pat. No. 10,116,362

PARAMETRIC GENERATING METHOD FOR ZCZ SEQUENCE SET

ZTE Wavetone Science and ...

1. A parametric generating method for a ZCZ sequence set, comprising the following steps:(1) determining a zero correlation zone (ZCZ) sequence set to be generated, wherein the ZCZ sequence set to be generated is determined as Z(N, Q, Z), N represents a length of the ZCZ sequence, Q represents a number of the ZCZ sequences, Z represents a length of a zero correlation zone, and they meet the following relation:
N=QKL  (formula 1)
wherein K?2 represents a number of iterations, and L represents an initial sequence length;
(2) determining a limited symbol set according to the types of symbols contained in the ZCZ sequence;
(3) determining an initial non-periodic orthogonal complementary sequence set according to the ZCZ sequence set to be generated and the limited symbol set;
(4) constructing a discrete Fourier transformation (DFT) matrix by using elements in the limited symbol set based on the size of the ZCZ sequence set;
(5) constructing a unitary matrix by using the elements in the limited symbol set based on the size of the ZCZ sequence set and the number of iterations;
(6) constructing a coefficient matrix composed of any elements in the limited symbol set based on the number of the ZCZ sequence sets and the number of iterations; and
(7) using the columns of the coefficient matrix respectively as the coefficients of each sequence in the ZCZ sequence set, finally generating different ZCZ sequence sets by using a method of zero filling the tails of weighted coefficients in two iterative combination modes.

US Pat. No. 10,116,330

DYNAMIC DATA COMPRESSION SELECTION

ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORP...

19. A system for data compression including:one or more data processors; and
a non-transitory computer readable storage medium containing instructions which when executed on the one or more data processors, cause the one or more data processors to perform actions including:
receiving uncompressed source data from a data storage device, the uncompressed source data comprising a plurality of uncompressed data chunks;
determining, at a first time, a first number of threads to employ to compress the uncompressed source data;
identifying, based at least in part on the first number of, a first compression technique from a plurality of compression techniques to use to compress one or more first uncompressed data chunks of the plurality of uncompressed data chunks;
compressing, via one or more threads, the one or more first uncompressed data chunks using the first compression technique to produce one or more first compressed data chunks, a first quantity of the one or more threads being equal to the first number of threads;
routing the one or more first compressed data chunks to a data target over a network; and
at each second time of one or more second times:
determining, at the second time, a next number of threads to employ to compress the uncompressed source data, the next number of threads being different than the first number of threads;
identifying, based at least in part on the next number of threads, a next compression technique from the plurality of compression techniques to use to compress one or more next uncompressed data chunks of the plurality of uncompressed data chunks, wherein, for each of at least one second time of the one or more second times, the next compression technique is different than the first compression technique;
compressing, via at least one thread, the one or more next uncompressed data chunks of the plurality of uncompressed data chunks using the next compression technique to produce one or more next compressed data chunks, a quantity of the at least one thread being equal to the next number of threads; and
routing the one or more next compressed data chunks to the data target over the network.

US Pat. No. 10,116,282

MULTI-FUNCTION FREQUENCY CONTROL DEVICE

RAKON LIMITED, Auckland ...

1. A frequency control device, constructed as a single component, comprising at least three thermally coupled elements: a first resonating element whose resonant frequency is within the HF band or higher, a second resonating element whose resonant frequency is within the LF band or lower, and a temperature sensing element, and wherein, in addition to facilitating the generation of high frequency and low frequency signals, the said resonating elements allow, when used in conjunction with the said temperature sensing element, for high resolution determination of the said device's temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,116,281

POWER COMBINER/DIVIDER USING MUTUAL INDUCTANCE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A power divider circuit using a mutual inductance, comprising:a first primary inducing element having a first terminal connected with a first output port and a second terminal connected with a second primary inducing element;
the second primary inducing element having a first terminal connected with a second output port and a second terminal connected with the first primary inducing element and magnetically and mutually coupled with the first primary inducing element;
a first sub inducing element having a first terminal connected with an input port and a second terminal connected with the second terminal of the first primary inducing element and the second terminal of the second primary inducing element; and
an isolation network connected between the first output port and the second output port, wherein the first sub inducing element is magnetically and mutually coupled with each of the first primary inducing element and the second primary inducing element.

US Pat. No. 10,116,271

CURRENT-TO-VOLTAGE CONVERTER, AMPLIFIER INPUT STAGE AND CORRESPONDING AMPLIFIER

Devialet, Paris (FR)

1. A current-to-voltage converter, the input current having a variable component, the converter comprising:an input for the current to be converted;
an output for the converted voltage;
a current-to-voltage conversion resistance connected to the output and to a reference potential;
a processing circuit comprising:
a voltage source;
a main branch comprising at least one transistor whose gate is connected to the voltage source and at least one current source connected in series with the transistor, the input being connected to the output via the transistor;
a twin circuit comprising:
a voltage source that is identical to the voltage source of the processing circuit;
a twin branch that is identical to the main branch of the processing circuit;
a voltage follower that is connected at the input to the main branch of the processing circuit and connected at the output to the twin branch of the twin circuit, and
current reinjection means for reinjecting the current at the output of the follower into the main branch of the processing circuit, wherein the voltage follower comprises a first output for conveying a current to the twin circuit and a second output for reinjecting a current, equal to the current originating from the first output, into the main branch of the processing circuit, the converter being fabricated on a substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,116,253

SOLAR POWER GENERATING DEVICE

LG INNOTEK CO., LTD., Se...

1. A solar power generating device comprising:solar cell modules arrange as a plurality of rows and columns; and
an inclination control member to control inclination angles of the solar cell modules at a time,
wherein the inclination control member comprises:
a support unit to support the solar cell modules;
a control unit disposed on the support unit to control the inclination angles of the solar cell modules; and
a driving unit to operate the control unit,
wherein the solar cell module includes a silicon-based solar cell,
wherein the support unit includes a rail,
one end of the control unit is coupled to the support unit and an opposite end of the control unit is coupled to the solar cell module, and
one end of the solar cell module is coupled to the support unit and an opposite end of the solar cell module is coupled to the control unit,
wherein the control unit includes a first rotational unit coupled to the support unit, and
the solar cell module includes a second rotational unit coupled to the support unit,
the solar power generating device further comprising a third rotational unit to connect the solar cell module to the control unit.

US Pat. No. 10,116,207

HYSTERETIC CONTROLLER WITH FIXED-FREQUENCY CONTINUOUS CONDUCTION MODE OPERATION

DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR (UK)...

1. A switching power converter, comprising:a hysteresis comparator configured to respond to an error current signal to produce a comparator output signal;
a pulse generator configured to generate a set pulse signal that is pulsed at a fixed frequency and configured to generate a reset pulse signal that is pulsed at the fixed frequency;
a first logic gate configured to process the comparator output signal with the set pulse signal to generate a latch set signal;
an inverter for inverting the comparator output signal to form an inverted comparator output signal;
a second logic gate configured to process the inverted comparator output signal with the reset pulse signal to generate a latch reset signal;
an operational transconductance amplifier configured to amplify a difference between an output voltage for the switching power converter and a reference voltage to generate the error current signal;
a clock source for clocking the pulse generator with a clock signal, wherein the clock signal has a switching frequency equal to twice the fixed frequency;
a power switch; and
a latch configured to close the power switch in response to an assertion of the latch set signal and configured to open the power switch in response to an assertion of the latch reset signal.

US Pat. No. 10,116,197

TRANSFORMER WITHOUT MAGNETIC COUPLING, ELECTROMAGNETIC INDUCTION OR MUTUAL INDUCTANCE

Sumitomo Electric Industr...

1. A transformer provided between a power supply and a load, and composed of a front stage circuit and a rear stage circuit, the transformer comprising:the front stage circuit comprising,
a switch series unit composed of a plurality of switches, as many as a multiple of 2, connected in series with each other, the plurality of switches including odd-numbered switches and even-numbered switches as seen from one of both ends of the switch series unit, the odd-numbered switches and the even-numbered switches being configured to be alternately turned ON, the switch series unit as a whole being connected in parallel to the power supply,
under a condition that mutual connection points of the respective switches and points at the both ends of the switch series unit are nodes, a number of nodes being m in total, one of the points at the both ends is a ground node, capacitors provided on at least one electrical path of a first electrical path and a second electrical path, the first electrical path being configured to combine odd-numbered nodes and lead the odd-numbered nodes to a first output port, the second electrical path being configured to combine even-numbered nodes and lead the even-numbered nodes to a second output port, the capacitors being provided correspond to at least (m ?1) nodes excluding the ground node, and
a ground electrical path being configured to connect the ground node directly to the first output port without an interposed capacitor;
the rear stage circuit comprising:
an element series unit composed of a pair of semiconductor elements that are connected in series to each other and perform conducting operations of mutually opposite polarities, one of both ends of the element series unit being connected to the first output port and to a grounded end of the load while the other end of the element series unit being connected to the second output port, and
inductors provided on a third electrical path and a fourth electrical path, respectively, the third electrical path being configured to lead a non-grounded end of the element series unit to the grounded end of the load, the fourth electrical path being configured to lead a mutual connection point of the pair of semiconductor elements to a non-grounded end of the load; and
a control section configured to control ON/OFF operations of the switches.

US Pat. No. 10,116,102

WIRING DEVICE COMPATIBLE WITH USER-INTERCHANGEABLE MODULES

Leviton Manufacturing Co....

1. A wiring device, comprising:a strap having mounting holes to facilitate fastening of the wiring device to an electrical box;
a housing having a face accessible when the wiring device is fastened to the electrical box, the face having an area divided into a first region and a second region, the second region of the face being configured to removably receive either one of a plurality of user-interchangeable modules selected from the group consisting of a Type A Universal Serial Bus (USB) module and a Type C USB module, wherein the Type A USB module includes a Type A USB port and the Type C USB module includes a Type C USB port, the Type A USB port and Type C USB port each configured to receive a respective male charging connector in electrical communication with an external device;
a first line voltage electrical outlet accessible through a first aperture on the first region of the face; and
a charging circuit in electrical communication with the one of the plurality of user-interchangeable modules, the charging circuit configured to:
receive characteristic information from the one of the plurality of user-interchangeable modules;
select one or more USB power delivery profiles based on the characteristic information; and
communicate the selected one or more USB power delivery profiles to the external device.

US Pat. No. 10,116,070

COAXIAL CONNECTOR SPLICE

PERFECT VISION MANUFACTUR...

1. A coaxial connector comprising:a body having a threaded outer surface;
a pin supported within the body;
the pin having opposed end sections joined by a pin middle section;each end section spaced away from the body by a pin support;in each end section, a proximal contactor and a distal pin hanger; and,a compression brace within the body;wherein the compression brace preferentially bears forces on the pin supports that tend to compress the pin.

US Pat. No. 10,116,041

TUNEABLE ANTENNA FOR A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

VODAFONE GMBH, Duesseldo...

1. A tuneable antenna for a wireless communication device, comprising:at least one antenna element;
at least one adaption element, wherein the adaption element has an electric and/or magnetic susceptible material and is movable relative to the antenna element, wherein the position of the adaption element relative to the antenna element is adjustable by at least one actuator as a function of at least one antenna characteristic associated with the at least one antenna element;
control means for controlling the at least one actuator for adjusting the position of the adaption element relative to the antenna element and/or for determining the at least one of the antenna characteristic; and
at least one tuneable matching circuit for adjusting the impedance of the antenna, and wherein the tuneable matching circuit interacts with the control means for adjusting the impedance of the antenna and the control means are adapted for adjusting the position of the adaption element relative to the antenna element as a function of the at least one antenna characteristic.

US Pat. No. 10,116,008

REVERSIBLE THERMAL RELEASE MECHANISM FOR A BATTERY

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. A battery safety mechanism comprising:a reservoir, comprising a cavity, positioned adjacent to a battery;
a phase-change material disposed in the cavity of the reservoir, the phase-change material having a solid state and a melted state;
a biasing component having a preloaded configuration and a relaxed configuration, the biasing component being positioned in the phase-change material, the biasing component being maintained in the preloaded configuration when the phase-change material is in the solid state, the biasing component being in the relaxed configuration when the phase-change material is in the melted state; and
an electrical coupling comprising an elongate member being movable between a first position in which positive and negative terminals of the battery are disconnected and a second position in which the positive and negative terminals are connected by the electrical coupling, the electrical coupling being actuatable to the first or second position by the biasing component when the biasing component moves to the relaxed configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,116,005

ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE, WINDING APPARATUS, AND WINDING METHOD

GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL, L...

1. An energy storage device comprising:a core; and
a wound body which is wound around the core, the wound body comprising:
a positive electrode;
a negative electrode; and
first and second separators, the first separator being interposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and each of the first and second separators having a first surface and a second surface, the first surface having thermal bonding properties greater than thermal bonding properties of the second surface,
wherein the first separator comprises:
a first portion bonded to a first side of the core; and
a second portion bonded to the second separator on a second side of the core opposite the first side when viewed from an winding axis direction around which the wound body is wound.

US Pat. No. 10,116,000

FABRICATION OF FLEXIBLE CONDUCTIVE ITEMS AND BATTERIES USING MODIFIED INKS

New Jersey Institute of T...

1. A method of making printable conductive pattern, comprising:dispersing flail metallic particles in deionized (DI) water to form a suspension;
adding an ammonium chloride NH4Cl solution into the suspension to etch oxidation layers;
adding a reductant to the suspension after oxidation etching and forming a nanoparticle ink;
printing a conductive pattern with the ink by printing on a flexible substrate to form a printed substrate;
drying and sintering the printed substrate without the aid of a forming gas or flammable reducing gas.

US Pat. No. 10,115,974

COMPOSITION OF A NICKELATE COMPOSITE CATHODE FOR A FUEL CELL

LG FUEL CELL SYSTEMS INC....

1. A fuel cell comprising:an anode;
an electrolyte;
a cathode; and
a cathode current collector, wherein said cathode comprises a nickelate composite having the general formula:
(LnuM1vM2s)n+1(Ni1-tNt)nO3n+1-A1-xBxOy-CwDzCe(1-w-z)O2-?
 wherein:
(LnuM1vM2s)n+1(Ni1-tNt)nO3n+1 comprises approximately 50 wt % to approximately 70 wt % of the cathode;
element Ln is a rare earth metal;
0 element M1 is a rare earth metal different from element Ln;
0?v?1;
element M2 is an alkaline earth metal;
0?s?0.3;
0.9?u+v+s<1.1;
1?n;
element N is one or more transition metals;
0?t?0.5;
element A is a rare earth metal excluding cerium;
element B is a rare earth metal different from element A excluding cerium;
one of element A and element B is praseodymium;
0 1.5?y?2.0;
element C is a rare earth metal;
element D is a rare earth metal different from element C;
one of element C and element D is praseodymium;
0 0 0???0.5.

US Pat. No. 10,115,920

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE

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

1. An organic light emitting diode display device comprising:a common anode electrode disposed on red, green and blue sub-pixel regions as a single electrode and including a metal layer and a transparent conductive material layer on the metal layer;
a hole injection layer disposed on the common anode electrode;
a first hole transport layer disposed on the hole injection layer;
a second hole transport layer disposed on the first hole transport layer opposite to the red sub-pixel region;
a third hole transport layer disposed on the first hole transport layer opposite to the green sub-pixel region;
first, second and third organic emission layers arranged over the first hole transport layer opposite to the red, green and blue sub-pixel regions, respectively;
an electron transport layer disposed on the first, second and third organic emission layers;
a first cathode electrode on the electron transport layer corresponding to the red sub-pixel region;
a second cathode electrode on the electron transport layer corresponding to the green sub-pixel region; and
a third cathode electrode on the electron transport layer corresponding to the blue sub-pixel region,
wherein the second organic emission layer opposite to the green sub-pixel region is formed in a stacked structure including a green dopant host layer disposed between a first green hole type host layer and a second green hole type host layer used to transport holes,
wherein the first green hole type host layer of the second organic emission layer is interposed between the green dopant host layer and the third hole transport layer,
wherein the third organic emission layer opposite to the blue sub-pixel region is formed in a stacked structure including a blue dopant host layer disposed between a first blue hole type host layer and a second blue hole type host layer used to transport holes,
wherein the second blue hole type host layer of the third organic emission layer is interposed between the blue dopant host layer and the electron transport layer,
wherein the first, second and third organic emission layers are separate and discriminately formed from one another on the hole injection layer,
wherein a side of the stacked structure of the second organic emission layer contacts a side of the stacked structure of the third organic emission layer, and
wherein the first green hole type host layer of the stacked structure of the second organic emission layer is substantially coplanar with the second blue hole type host layer of the stacked structure of the third organic emission layer.

US Pat. No. 10,115,915

ORGANIC THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME

Tsinghua University, Bei...

1. A method for making an organic thin film transistor, comprising:S1: applying an interdigital electrode layer on a surface of an insulating substrate;
S2: forming an organic semiconductor layer on a surface of the interdigital electrode layer, wherein the forming the organic semiconductor layer comprises:
S21: providing an evaporating source, wherein the evaporating source comprises a carbon nanotube film structure and an organic semiconductor material, and the organic semiconductor material is located on a carbon nanotube film structure surface; and
S22: spacing the evaporating source from the interdigital electrode layer, and heating the carbon nanotube film structure to gasify the organic semiconductor material and form the organic semiconductor layer on an interdigital electrode layer surface;
S3: locating an insulating layer to cover the organic semiconductor layer; and
S4: forming a gate electrode on the insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 10,115,913

DISPLAY APPARATUS

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display apparatus, comprising:a substrate including a bending area between a first area and a second area and bent about a bending axis;
a display over an upper surface of the substrate in the first area; and
a protective film over a lower surface of the substrate, the protective film including a first protective film base over the lower surface of the substrate and corresponding to at least a part of the first area and a first adhesive layer between the substrate and the first protective film base,
wherein the first protective film base includes a first thick portion having a first thickness and a first thin portion having a second thickness less than the first thickness and closer to the bending area than the first thick portion, and
wherein, in the first adhesive layer, a thickness of a portion corresponding to the first thin portion is greater than a thickness of a portion corresponding to the first thick portion.

US Pat. No. 10,115,911

COATING SOLUTION FOR NON-LIGHT-EMITTING ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, ORGANIC TRANSISTOR, COMPOUND, ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIAL FOR NON-LIGHT-EMITTING ORGANIC SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, MATERIAL FOR ORGANIC TRANSISTOR, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ORGANIC TRAN

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A coating solution for a non-light-emitting organic semiconductor device comprising:a compound represented by the following Formula (2); and
a solvent having a boiling point of equal to or higher than 100° C.;

in Formula (2), R11 and R12 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, or an alkoxy group and may have a substituent, and
an aromatic portion in Formula (2) may be substituted with a halogen atom, wherein
the compound represented by Formula (2) satisfies the following conditions A, B, C, or D:
condition A: in Formula (2), R11 and R12 each independently have 3 to 30 carbon atoms in total and represent an unsubstituted linear alkyl group having an even number of carbon atoms within a range of 8 to 10 carbon atoms, an unsubstituted linear alkyl group having an odd number of carbon atoms within a range of 3 to 15 carbon atoms a substituted linear alkyl group having 3 to 15 carbon atoms, or a substituted or unsubstituted branched alkyl group having 3 to 18 carbon atoms, and
an aromatic portion in Formula (2) may be substituted with a halogen atom;
condition B: in Formula (2), R11 and R12 each independently have 3 to 30 carbon atoms in total and represent an unsubstituted linear alkyl group having an even number of carbon atoms within a range of 2 to 4 carbon atoms;
condition C: in Formula (2), R11 and R12 each independently have 3 to 30 carbon atoms in total and represent a substituted alkyl group having 1 or 2 carbon atoms;
condition D: in Formula (2), R11 and R12 each independently have 3 to 30 carbon atoms in total, and R11 and R12 have different structures.

US Pat. No. 10,115,900

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR THERMAL PROCESSING OF A SUBSTRATE

Kateeva, Inc., Newark, C...

1. A method for processing a substrate comprising:coating a liquid ink on a substrate, wherein the liquid ink is a formulation comprising a carrier liquid and a film-forming material;
positioning the substrate in a drying chamber of a drying module, wherein the drying chamber comprises
a substrate support apparatus for supporting the substrate,
a condensation plate positioned above the substrate support apparatus, wherein a surface of the condensation plate opposing the substrate is configured to provide at least two gap distances between the surface of the condensation plate opposing the substrate and the substrate, and
wherein a first gap distance of the at least two gap distances is positioned over a first area on the substrate, and a second gap distance of the at least two gap distances is positioned over a second area on the substrate;
applying a vacuum to the drying chamber; and
drying the substrate in the drying chamber;
wherein the method further comprises before or during drying the substrate, controlling the temperature of the substrate and the condensation plate; and
wherein the temperature of the condensation plate is controlled in a range of between about ?10° C. to about 15° C.

US Pat. No. 10,115,892

MULTILAYER STRUCTURE FOR REDUCING FILM ROUGHNESS IN MAGNETIC DEVICES

Headway Technologies, Inc...

1. A multilayer structure for reducing film roughness in a magnetic device, comprising:(a) a buffer layer that is one or more of Zr, ZrN, Nb, NbN, Mo, MoN, TiN, W, WN, and Ru, or one of more of the aforementioned materials with Ta or TaN that is formed on a substrate;
(b) a first smoothing layer (S1) with a first bond energy, and having a first surface with an “as deposited” first peak to peak roughness, the S1 is formed on the buffer layer; and
(c) a second smoothing layer (S2) that is non-crystalline or nano-crystalline with a second bond energy that is greater than the first bond energy such that deposition of the S2 results in resputtering of the S1 to give S1 with a second surface having a second peak to peak roughness less than the “as deposited” first peak to peak roughness, and the S2 formed on the second surface, the S2 has a third surface with the second peak to peak roughness.

US Pat. No. 10,115,863

STRAINED ALGAINP LAYERS FOR EFFICIENT ELECTRON AND HOLE BLOCKING IN LIGHT EMITTING DEVICES

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A light-emitting device, comprising:an electron blocking layer, wherein at least a portion of the electron blocking layer is arranged to have a tensile strain;
a hole blocking layer, wherein at least a portion of the hole blocking layer is arranged to have a compressive strain; and
an active layer disposed between the hole blocking layer and the electron blocking layer.

US Pat. No. 10,115,744

ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND FABRICATION METHOD, DISPLAY PANEL, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

Shanghai Tianma AM-OLED C...

1. An array substrate, comprising: a substrate; a first functional layer configured on one side of the substrate; a first insulating layer configured on the first functional layer facing away from the substrate; a second functional layer configured on the first insulating layer facing away from the substrate; a second insulating layer configured on the second functional layer facing away from the substrate; a third functional layer configured on the second insulating layer facing away from the substrate; a third insulating layer configured on the third functional layer facing away from the substrate; a fourth functional layer configured on the third insulating layer facing away from the substrate; a plurality of through-holes configured to electrically connect different functional layers, wherein a depth of any through-holes does not exceed the thickness of two adjacent insulating layers; and a plurality of pixel driving circuits, wherein a pixel driving circuit comprises a first transistor, wherein a semiconductor layer of the first transistor is located in the first functional layer, a gate electrode of the first transistor is located in the second functional layer, and a source electrode and a drain electrode of the first transistor are both located in the fourth functional layer.

US Pat. No. 10,115,628

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURE THEREOF

SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURI...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor apparatus, comprising:providing a semiconductor substrate;
forming a dielectric layer on the semiconductor substrate;
forming a functional layer on the dielectric layer, wherein the functional layer is capable of reacting with oxygen;
forming a hard mask layer on the functional layer;
patterning the semiconductor substrate to form an opening on the semiconductor substrate, wherein the opening goes through the hard mask layer and the functional layer and extends into the dielectric layer;
performing an oxidization process on side surfaces of the functional layer inside the opening to form oxide layers; and
performing a first process on the semiconductor substrate, wherein the first process comprises:
removing a portion of the dielectric layer that is underneath the opening to expose the semiconductor substrate; and
removing the oxide layers on the side surfaces of the functional layer to form a contact hole, wherein a first portion of the contact hole is in the functional layer, a second portion of the contact hole is in the dielectric layer, the width of the first portion of the contact hole is larger than the width of the second portion of the contact hole.

US Pat. No. 10,115,620

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTMENT OF A HANDLING DEVICE FOR HANDLING ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS

ASM TECHNOLOGY SINGAPORE ...

1. An apparatus for handling electronic components, the apparatus comprising:a rotary device;
an imaging device located on the rotary device which is positionable by the rotary device;
a plurality of pick heads arranged circumferentially around the rotary device, each pick head being operable to hold an electronic component;
a fiducial mark located at a fixed position relative to the rotary device such that the rotary device is rotatable relative to the fiducial mark, the fixed position of the fiducial mark being indicative of an arrangement of an electronic component which is held by a respective pick head; and
at least one handling device for handling the electronic components, the position of the at least one handling device being adjustable for aligning the at least one handling device with the arrangement of the electronic component held by the pick head;
wherein the imaging device is operative to capture at least one image comprising the fiducial mark and the at least one handling device for deriving an offset between the at least one handling device and the arrangement of the electronic component as indicated by the fixed position of the fiducial mark.

US Pat. No. 10,115,603

REMOVAL OF SURFACE PASSIVATION

ASM IP HOLDING B.V., Alm...

1. A method for removing at least a portion of a passivation film from a substrate surface comprising a first metal surface and a second dielectric surface, the method comprising:exposing the passivation film to a vapor phase organic reactant that is an alcohol, an aldehyde or has the formula R—COOH, where R is hydrogen or a C1 to C3 alkyl,
wherein the passivation film was formed by exposure of the first metal surface to a passivation agent comprising a hydrocarbon, and
wherein the passivation film is not exposed to a plasma during exposure of the passivation film to the vapor phase organic reactant, and
selectively depositing a material on the first metal surface relative to the second dielectric surface.

US Pat. No. 10,115,579

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING WAFER-LEVEL SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGES

ASM TECHNOLOGY SINGAPORE ...

1. Method for manufacturing a semiconductor package, comprising the steps of:providing a semiconductor wafer including a plurality of bond pads on a first side of the wafer;
covering the first side of the wafer with a dielectric material to form a dielectric layer over the bond pads;
removing portions of the dielectric layer corresponding to positions of the bond pads to form a plurality of wells, wherein each well is configured to form a through-hole between top and bottom surfaces of the dielectric layer for exposing each bond pad;
depositing a conductive material into the wells to form a conductive layer between the bond pads and a top surface of the dielectric layer; and thereafter
singulating the semiconductor wafer to form a plurality of semiconductor packages.

US Pat. No. 10,115,565

PLASMA PROCESSING APPARATUS AND PLASMA PROCESSING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A plasma processing apparatus comprising;an induction coupling-type plasma torch unit that includes
a dielectric member that defines a ring-shape chamber constituting ring-shape space which communicates with an opening portion having an opening width of 1 mm or more,
a gas supply pipe that introduces gas into an inside of the ring-shape chamber, and
a coil that is provided in a vicinity of the dielectric member defining the ring-shape chamber;
a high-frequency power supply that is connected to the coil; and
a base material mounting table that is configured to be mounted with a base material near the opening portion, wherein a distance between an end surface of the opening portion and a base material is 1 mm or less, wherein
the dielectric member has an outside dielectric block that defines an outside boundary of the ring-shape space; and an inside dielectric block that is inserted into the outside dielectric block and defines an inside boundary of the ring-shape space,
the shape of the ring-shaped space is a continuous loop having straight portions constituted by two long sides and two short sides connected to both ends of the straight portions, the two short sides being semicircular, semielliptical, or linear, and
the opening portion is a linear rectangular opening portion provided along only one of the two long sides constituting the straight portions, the opening portion opening towards a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the one of the two long sides.

US Pat. No. 10,115,534

ALL-SOLID-STATE CAPACITOR WITH SOLID ELECTROLYTE HAVING A POLYCRYSTALLINE STRUCTURE

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. An all-solid-state capacitor, comprising:an inorganic solid electrolyte having a polycrystalline structure, the polycrystalline structure being composed of crystal particles and a crystal grain boundary formed between the crystal particles; and
a pair of current collectors disposed so as to hold the inorganic solid electrolyte in between,
the inorganic solid electrolyte having a main crystal phase of perovskite crystal structure that is expressed by a general formula, ABO3,
A-site elements of the main crystal phase comprising Li and M which is at least one of elements in Group 2 of the Periodic Table of Elements, and
B-site elements of the main crystal phase comprising Ti and M? which is at least one of elements in Group 5 of the Periodic Table of Elements,
wherein an electrical resistivity at the crystal grain boundary in the inorganic solid electrolyte is greater than or equal to 5×102 ?m,
wherein a grain boundary phase is present at the crystal grain boundary of the crystal particles composed of the main crystal phase, and the grain boundary phase is composed of an amorphous phase or a crystal phase which differs from the main crystal phase.

US Pat. No. 10,115,247

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR CONTROLLING CHARGING OF AN ELECTRICAL STORAGE SYSTEM IN A VEHICLE INCLUDING MEASURING POWER LOSS OVER CONNECTOR ELEMENTS DURING CHARGING AND GENERATING AN ERROR SIGNAL BASED ON POWER LOSS

1. A method for controlling charging of an electric energy storage system in a vehicle comprising an electric machine which is arranged for propulsion of the vehicle, the method comprising:initiating the charging upon connection of the energy storage system to an external power supply via a first connector element associated with the vehicle and a second connector element associated with the external power supply;
measuring and calculating the power loss over the connector elements during the charging by;
measuring a voltage drop over the connector elements during the charging;
measuring the charging current of the external power supply; and
calculating the power loss based on the magnitude of the voltage drop and the charging current;
generating an error signal if the power loss is higher than a predetermined threshold value, the error signal being dependent on the magnitude of the power loss; and
estimating, based on the error signal and data related to the expected ageing of the connector elements, an expected remaining period of time until at least one of the connector elements needs to be repaired or replaced.

US Pat. No. 10,115,245

MONITORING OF AN AIRCRAFT ENGINE TO ANTICIPATE THE MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES, ...

1. A method for monitoring an aircraft engine, including the following steps of:acquiring a time signal of the exhaust gas temperature residual margin of said aircraft engine (2),
smoothing said time signal to form a first curve (C1) representing said temperature residual margin,
identifying decreasing pieces in said first curve,
constructing a second curve (C2) by concatenation of said decreasing pieces, said second curve being continuous while being restricted to said decreasing pieces of said first curve, and
constructing a prediction model from said second curve to determine at least one failure forecast indicator (I1, I2).

US Pat. No. 10,115,221

STENCIL COMPRESSION OPERATIONS

ADVANCED MICRO DEVICES, I...

1. A method of rendering three-dimensional objects, the method comprising:partitioning a buffer into tiles, each tile including a plurality of pixels, each pixel of each tile including at least one sample, each sample having a stencil value associated therewith;
determining that each sample in a given tile has the same stencil value;
bypassing detail rasterization, removing stencil values individually associated with each sample in the tile from the buffer, and replacing the removed stencil values with a single stencil value representing the stencil value for every sample included in the tile; and
storing the single stencil value in the buffer for that tile, the single stencil value representing the stencil value for every sample in that tile.

US Pat. No. 10,115,174

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FORWARDING AN APPLICATION USER INTERFACE

2236008 Ontario Inc., Wa...

1. A method for forwarding application user interfaces, the method comprising:generating a first source content that represents a first application user interface on a first computing platform;
generating a second source content that represents a second application user interface on the first computing platform;
encoding the first application user interface and the second application user interface independently into two or more encoded content streams on the first computing platform where the two or more encoded content streams contain composition metadata and information reproducible as a composite application user interface where the composition metadata includes information for compositing graphics content from the two or more encoded content streams for concurrent representation in a display; and
sending the two or more encoded content streams from the first computing platform to a second computing platform on which the two or more encoded content streams are decodable into two or more decoded independent content streams from which the composite application user interface is compositable based on the composition metadata, the two or more encoded content streams comprising commands based on a graphics API for rendering graphical images accelerated by a GPU (Graphics Processing Unit), where the composite application user interface enables a user to send a command to the first computing platform through an input received on the second computing platform, where the second computing platform includes the GPU capable of rendering the composite application user interface including the graphics content based on the commands and the composition metadata from the two or more encoded content streams to the user.

US Pat. No. 10,115,088

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SELECTING ACCOUNTS AND OFFERS IN PAYMENT TRANSACTIONS

PAYPAL, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A transaction management system, comprising:a non-transitory memory; and
one or more hardware processors coupled to the non-transitory memory and configured to read instructions from the non-transitory memory to cause the system to perform operations comprising:
receiving a mobile payment indication and transaction information associated with a transaction from a point of sale device;
transmitting a checkout token to the point of sale device associated with the transaction;
associating checkout token information of the checkout token with the transaction;
establishing, for the transaction in response to a communication with a user device, a user session associated with a user account;
receiving, from the user device, the checkout token that was captured by the user device;
determining that the checkout token received from the user device corresponds to the checkout token information associated with the transaction;
receiving, from the point of sale device, a transaction amount;
updating the transaction information with the transaction amount;
determining, via the updated transaction information, one or more payment instruments for use with the transaction from a plurality of payment instruments associated with a user of the user device; and
transmitting, to the user device, information identifying the one or more payment instruments for use with the transaction for display on a user interface of the user device.

US Pat. No. 10,115,067

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOTE ACQUISITION AND DELIVERY OF GOODS

Consumeron, LLC, Los Ang...

1. A method for remote acquisition and delivery of goods comprising:at least one remote server receiving, through the internet or a network from a user interface on a customer computer at a first location, a first acquisition request from a first customer for a first set of one or more goods, at a second, service location;
the at least one remote server sending instructions based on the first acquisition request, to a communication device of a mobile delivery agent system located at a third location;
the at least one remote server deploying the mobile delivery agent system from the third location to a fourth, shopping location, having the first set of one or more goods, by providing instructions to the communication device, wherein the mobile delivery agent system includes: an image capture device and the communication device;
obtaining an image, with the mobile delivery agent system through use of the image capture device, of the first set of one or more goods at the shopping location;
electronically transmitting, with the mobile delivery agent system through use of the communication device, the image of the first set of one or more goods from the shopping location to the customer computer of the first customer;
receiving, with the communication device of the mobile delivery agent system, further instructions from the first customer, through the customer computer, about the first set of one or more goods based on the transmitted image;
acquiring the first set of one or more goods at the shopping location via the mobile delivery agent system; and
delivering the first set of one or more goods from the shopping location to a delivery site.