US Pat. No. 10,167,376

HEAVY METAL FREE HALOGENATED POLYMER COMPOUND

LUBRIZOL ADVANCED MATERIA...

1. A rigid chlorinated polyvinyl chloride (“CPVC”) polymer composition comprising (a) a CPVC polymer resin having from about 64 to about 67 weight % chlorine, and (b) a stabilizer system containing only from about 0.1 to about 3.0 parts zeolite and optionally a C6 to C12 metal carboxylate, and combinations thereof, wherein the zeolite has a water content of greater than 10 weight percent and a ratio of silicon to aluminum of less than 1.5.
US Pat. No. 10,169,530

GENE FUSIONS AND ALTERNATIVELY SPLICED JUNCTIONS ASSOCIATED WITH BREAST CANCER

Genomic Health, Inc., Re...

1. A method for identifying a gene fusion in a biological sample obtained from a human subject, wherein the biological sample is a formalin-fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) sample, comprising:obtaining a plurality of reads from RNA sequencing of the biological sample;
mapping a read to the human genome;
determining whether the read comprises a distant spliced junction;
selecting the read comprising a distant spliced junction;
identifying a candidate gene fusion comprising the distant spliced junction;
creating a first set of templates for the candidate gene fusion, wherein the first set of templates comprises:
(1) a fusion template comprising 50 base pairs (bp) of exonic sequence of a preserved region of a donor gene and 50 bp of exonic sequence of a preserved region of an acceptor gene,
(2) a donor template comprising 50 bp of exonic sequence of a preserved region of a donor gene and 50 bp of exonic sequence of a discarded region of a donor gene,
(3) an acceptor template comprising 50 bp of exonic sequence of a discarded region of an acceptor gene and 50 bp of exonic sequence of a preserved region of an acceptor gene,
(4) a donor genomic template comprising 50 bp upstream genomic sequence of a donor splicing site and 50 bp downstream genomic sequence of a donor splicing site, and
(5) an acceptor genomic template comprising 50 bp upstream genomic sequence of an acceptor splicing site and 50 bp downstream genomic sequence of an acceptor splicing site;
removing the candidate gene fusion if any of the first template set sequences are identical, but map to different genes in the human genome;
creating a second set of templates comprising:
(a) a fusion template comprising 150 bp of exonic sequence of a preserved region of a donor gene and 150 bp of exonic sequence of a preserved region of an acceptor gene,
(b) a donor template comprising 150 bp of exonic sequence of a preserved region of a donor gene and 150 bp of exonic sequence of a discarded region of a donor gene,
(c) an acceptor template comprising 150 bp of exonic sequence of a discarded region of an acceptor gene and 150 bp of exonic sequence of a preserved region of an acceptor gene,
(d) a donor genomic template comprising 150 bp upstream genomic sequence of a donor splicing site and 150 bp downstream genomic sequence of a donor splicing site, and
(e) an acceptor genomic template comprising 150 bp upstream genomic sequence of an acceptor splicing site and 150 bp downstream genomic sequence of an acceptor splicing site;
determining the homology between templates (b) and (c) and between templates (d) and (e);
removing the candidate gene fusion if templates (b) and (c) are homologous or if templates (d) and (e) are homologous; and
aligning a read obtained from RNA sequencing of the biological sample to the first set of templates;
selecting the read that maps to the fusion template of the first set of templates; and
identifying a gene fusion, wherein the gene fusion is identified by at least two non-duplicate reads that map to the fusion template of the first set of templates.
US Pat. No. 10,166,268

OXYTOCIN IMPROVES TREATMENT OF OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA

THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNI...

1. A method for treating a patient suffering from obstructive sleep apnea induced hypertension, comprising: intranasally administering to the patient at least 40 International Units (IU) of oxytocin within an hour of the patient falling asleep.
US Pat. No. 10,168,629

LIQUID ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC VARNISH COMPOSITION

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. A liquid electrophotographic varnish composition, comprising:a polymer resin comprising a polymer having acidic side groups;
an epoxy-based cross-linking agent;
a solid catalyst comprising at least one amine group;
a carrier liquid; and
a metal catalyst and/or a photoinitiator;
wherein the composition is substantially colorless.

US Pat. No. 10,172,255

ENHANCED RACK/CABINET MOBILITY AND STABILITY FOR A SERVER RACK

International Business Ma...

1. A mobility apparatus comprising:a continuous fixed-length rail attached horizontally to a bottom structural member of a front or a rear of a server rack, wherein the continuous fixed-length rail exceeds a width of the server rack by an equal amount on either side of the server rack;
a lower rail portion attached to a lower edge of the continuous fixed-length rail, wherein the lower rail portion is substantially perpendicular to the continuous fixed-length rail;
a raised rail portion attached to an extended length of each portion of the continuous fixed-length rail, wherein each raised rail portion is substantially perpendicular to the continuous fixed-length rail; and
at least one wheel attached to an underside of each end of the extended length of the continuous fixed-length rail.

US Pat. No. 10,172,252

INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM HAVING AN ERGONOMIC PLUNGER FOR A SERVER PLANAR BOARD

DELL PRODUCTS, LP, Round...

1. A plunger to secure a server planar board within an information handling system, the plunger comprising:a nut;
a body in physical contact with the nut, the nut to tighten toward the body and hold the server planar board between the nut and the body,
a rod to securely hold the server planar board within the information handling system in response to the plunger being in a locked position, and to enable the server planar board to be removed from within the information handling system in response to the plunger being in an unlocked position; and
a cap in physical contact with the body and with the rod, the cap including a handle to provide a surface for a force to be exerted to cause the plunger to move from the locked position to the unlocked position, wherein the handle extends a specific distance from a top surface of the cap at which point the handle extends at a ninety degree angle to provide a user with a surface to exert an upward force on the cap to move the plunger from the locked position to the unlocked position.

US Pat. No. 10,172,241

METHOD FOR PACKAGING FLEXIBLE DEVICE USING HOLDING WAFER, AND FLEXIBLE DEVICE MANUFACTURED BY THE SAME

Korea Advanced Institute ...

1. A method for manufacturing a flexible device, comprising:preparing an electronic device on an upper portion of a circuit board;
forming a bump on the electronic device such that the bump is attached to a top surface of the electronic device and protrudes upward from the electronic device;
bringing a fixed substrate into contact with an upper portion of the electronic device to fix the circuit board; then
reducing a thickness of the circuit board: then
bringing a support substrate formed of silicon or glass into contact with a lower portion of the circuit board; then
removing the fixed substrate; and then
laminating an anisotropic conductive film toward an upper portion of the electronic device and heating and pressing a flexible substrate having an electrode line thereto, such that the anisotropic conductive film covers and comes in direct contact with the top surface of the electronic device, a side surface of the bump and an entire top surface of the bump, and then
forming a passivation layer which comes in contact with the flexible substrate and coats a side surface of the anisotropic conductive film, a side surface of the circuit board and both of a side surface and a bottom surface of the support substrate formed of silicon or glass,
wherein the flexible substrate is disposed on the upper portion of the circuit board, while the support substrate formed of silicon or glass is maintained in contact with the lower portion of the circuit board,
wherein the electrode line of the flexible substrate is configured to contact the anisotropic conductive film and then extend to an outer side of the anisotropic conductive film.

US Pat. No. 10,172,225

EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT GENERATION APPARATUS

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. An extreme ultraviolet light generation apparatus comprising:a chamber including a plasma generation region to which a target is supplied, the target being turned into plasma so that extreme ultraviolet light is generated in the chamber;
a target supply part configured to supply the target to the plasma generation region by outputting the target as a droplet into the chamber;
a droplet detector configured to detect the droplet traveling from the target supply part to the plasma generation region;
a light source part configured to emit light to the plasma generation region in the chamber;
an imaging part configured to capture an image of an imaging region containing the plasma generation region in the chamber; and
a controller configured to control an imaging timing at which the imaging part captures the image of the imaging region, based on a detection timing at which the droplet detector detects the droplet, wherein:
the droplet is turned into an aggregation of a plurality of fine particles of the target upon being irradiated with a prepulse laser beam in the plasma generation region;
the aggregation of a plurality of fine particles of the target is turned into plasma upon being irradiated with a main pulse laser beam in the plasma generation region, and the plasma emits plasma light containing the extreme ultraviolet light;
the controller controls an irradiation timing at which the droplet is irradiated with the prepulse laser beam in the plasma generation region, based on the detection timing;
the controller sets a first imaging timing to a timing just after the irradiation timing; and
the imaging part captures an image of the aggregation of a plurality of fine particles of the target generated in the imaging region at the first imaging timing.

US Pat. No. 10,172,192

LED LAMP SINGLE LIVE WIRE INTELLIGENT CONTROL APPARATUS

SHENZHEN POWER2CONTROL SM...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) lamp single live wire intelligent control apparatus, comprising:at least one first LED lamp half-wave driving device,
a single live wire control circuit connected in series on a same alternating current (AC) loop; and
at least one group of control output circuit;
wherein the first LED lamp half-wave driving device comprises a first direct current (DC) driver and a first rectifier diode connected in parallel with the first DC driver of first LED lamp;
wherein the single live wire control circuit comprises a half-wave DC power supply circuit and a first central processing unit (CPU) control circuit; the half-wave DC power supply circuit comprises a first DC power circuit and a second rectifier diode connected in parallel with the first DC power circuit; a conduction direction of the second rectifier diode in an AC loop is opposite to the conduction direction of the first rectifier diode of the first LED lamp half-wave driving device in the same AC loop;
wherein the control output circuit comprises at least one first switch element and a third rectifier diode connected in parallel with the first switch element.

US Pat. No. 10,172,159

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD AND DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A data transmission method, comprising:receiving, by a station from an access point, downlink scheduling information and indication information identifying a sequence of the station;
determining, according to the downlink scheduling information, that the station is scheduled by the access point to perform downlink transmission;
before obtaining a downlink scheduling phase, sensing, by the station, whether a channel allocated by the access point associated with the station is occupied;
in response to sensing by the station that the channel is not occupied, sending, by the station, a channel clear signaling to the access point, wherein the channel clear signaling comprises a first identifier identifying the station, and a second identifier identifying the access point, wherein the first identifier comprises the sequence of the station, wherein the sequence of the station is allocated by the access point;
receiving, by the station in the downlink scheduling phase used for data transmission, data transmitted by the access point, the downlink scheduling phase obtained by the access point after the access point determines that the second identifier corresponds to the access point; and
receiving, by the station from the access point, after the station is associated with the access point, a sequence indication update message comprising indication information of an updated sequence of the station.

US Pat. No. 10,172,145

PHONE-AS-A-KEY LOCALIZATION BASED ON OBJECT DETECTION

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle comprising:sensors to detect objects around the vehicle;
wireless nodes to receive received signal strength (RSSI) values from a mobile device; and
a phone key unit to:
determine a quantity of the objects around the vehicle;
determine a first RSSI threshold based on the quantity; and
in response to an average of a portion of the RSSI values satisfying the first RSSI threshold, prime a door of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,172,143

SECOND ORDER INTERMODULATION CANCELATION FOR RF TRANSCEIVERS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A transceiver, comprising:a transmit chain configured to process a baseband transmit signal to generate an uplink signal having a transmit frequency in a first channel;
a receive chain configured to process a downlink signal having a receive frequency in a second channel;
a duplexer configured to filter the downlink signal to remove signal components outside the second channel
a replica circuitry configured to generate a replica signal, the replica circuitry comprising:
a leakage simulation circuitry configured to generate an estimated transmit leakage signal by filtering the baseband transmit signal based on a plurality of coefficients;
an adaptor circuitry configured to determine values for the plurality of coefficients to estimate a portion of the uplink signal that leaks through the duplexer to the downlink signal,
wherein the adaptor circuitry is configured to determine the values using iterations of coefficient values by a step size; and
a squaring circuitry configured to square an envelope of the estimated transmit leakage signal,
wherein the replica signal is based at least on the squared envelope of the estimated transmit leakage signal;
wherein the receive chain is configured to subtract the replica signal from a total received signal to generate a wanted received baseband signal.

US Pat. No. 10,172,137

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR EFFICIENT WIRELESS CHANNEL USAGE

NEWRACOM, INC., Lake For...

1. A method for performing a multi-user uplink transmission, the method comprising:assessing, by an access point, a wireless channel using clear channel assessment parameters;
determining spatial reuse information based on the assessment of the wireless channel;
generating a trigger frame; and
transmitting the trigger frame,
wherein the trigger frame includes resource allocation information for a first wireless station and a second wireless station to participate in the multi-user uplink transmission to the access point, and
wherein the trigger frame further includes the spatial reuse information in a payload of the trigger frame, the spatial reuse information to be used by the first wireless station and the second wireless station for respectively setting a spatial reuse field in the multi-user uplink transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,172,133

MANAGED ACCESS TO MULTIPLE WIRELESS CARRIERS

United Parcel Service of ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, from a network device, a geographic configuration for a mobile station, wherein the geographic configuration (a) is for a plurality of defined geofences and (b) identifies a plurality of wireless carriers providing wireless services within the geofences;
receiving, from the network device, a station-type configuration (a) specifying criteria in which the mobile station is to stop using a primary wireless carrier, and (b) specifying information identifying the manner in which the mobile station is designated to react to one or more wireless service issues;
identifying the primary wireless carrier, indicated in the received geographic configuration, associated with a first geofence of the geofences, from the plurality of wireless carriers; and
initiating a session with the primary wireless carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,172,127

EARLY TERMINATION OF REPEATED TRANSMISSIONS FOR MTC

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of an evolved node B (eNB) for machine-type communications (MTC) comprising:receive circuitry configured to receive one or more transmissions of block data on a Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH) from a first user equipment (UE) during a retransmission window;
control circuitry configured to:
determine that the block data has been successfully decoded at the eNB using the one or more transmissions of the block data; and
generate an early termination of repeated transmissions message for the data block following determination of successful decoding, the early termination of repeated transmissions message comprising a downlink control information (DCI) message; and
transmit circuitry configured to transmit the early termination of repeated transmissions message during the retransmission window.

US Pat. No. 10,172,121

TERMINAL DEVICE, METHOD, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal device configured to communicate with a base station device by using a serving cell, the terminal device comprising:reception circuitry that receives information that indicates a subframe of a first subframe set and/or a subframe of a second subframe set, information that indicates a first parameter for the first subframe set, and information that indicates a second parameter for the second subframe set; and
transmission circuitry that:
sets transmission power for transmission of a physical uplink shared channel in a subframe belonging to the first subframe set, based on the first parameter and a third parameter relating to power control adjustment,
sets transmission power for transmission of a physical uplink shared channel in a subframe belonging to the second subframe set, based on the second parameter and a fourth parameter relating to the power control adjustment,
performs resetting of accumulation per a subframe set in a case that the first parameter and the second parameter are configured, and the accumulation is enabled, and
resets accumulation corresponding to a value of the third parameter, while maintaining accumulation corresponding to a value of the fourth parameter, from accumulation corresponding to the third parameter and accumulation corresponding to the fourth parameter, based on reception of a random access response message for the serving cell in a case that accumulation is enabled.

US Pat. No. 10,171,907

FAN NOISE CONTROLLING SYSTEM

Chung Yuan Christian Univ...

1. A fan noise controlling system, being connected to a fan device and comprising:a first cylinder-shaped limiter, being connected to the fan device, and located at a wind-exporting side of the fan device; wherein the inner wall of the first cylinder-shaped limiter is provided with a sound wave reflective surface thereon, such that the first cylinder-shaped limiter is used for limiting the transmission path of at least one fan noise signal made by the fan device;
a plurality of error sensors, being disposed on the inner wall of the first cylinder-shaped limiter;
a noise controlling module, being electrically connected to the plurality of error sensors; and
a first loudspeaker, being disposed on an axis of the fan device and electrically connected to the noise controlling module; moreover, the first loudspeaker located in the internal of the first cylinder-shaped limiter;
wherein the noise controlling module generates at least one anti-noise signal according to a plurality of error noise signal collected by the plurality of error sensors at consecutive previous time points, and the first loudspeaker being driven by the noise controlling module to broadcast the anti-noise signal in the first cylinder-shaped limiter, so as to attenuate a fan noise made by the fan device.

US Pat. No. 10,171,267

UPLINK PILOT SEQUENCE ALLOCATION METHOD IN MASSIVE MIMO SYSTEM AND BASE STATION THEREOF

SHANGHAI RESEARCH CENTER ...

1. An uplink pilot sequence allocation method in a massive MIMO system, the system comprising a master base station in a master cell and a neighboring base station in a neighboring cell, comprising:the neighboring base station comparing a primary eigen-space between a user group of the neighboring cell and the neighboring base station with an interference eigen-space between a user group of the master cell and the neighboring base station, the user group of the master cell being close to the neighboring base station,
the neighboring base station determining whether the user group of the neighboring cell can reuse uplink pilot sequence resources used by the user group of the master cell.

US Pat. No. 10,171,193

FRACTIONAL MULTIPLEXING OF SERIAL ATTACHED SMALL COMPUTER SYSTEM INTERFACE LINKS

Microsemi Solutions (U.S....

1. A method in a Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) system, the method comprising:establishing an SAS serial connection between an SAS initiator and an SAS expander over a physical link for communications between the SAS initiator and a plurality of target devices, the plurality of target devices being in communication with the SAS expander; and
transmitting SAS packets associated with each of the plurality of target devices over the SAS connection, wherein the transmitting comprises dynamically multiplexing the SAS packets of each of the plurality of target devices over the SAS connection, and wherein each SAS packet comprises one or more information bits indicating the target device with which the SAS packet is associated,
wherein the dynamic multiplexing comprises scheduling the SAS packets associated with each of the target devices according to a weighted round robin scheme where the weight assigned to SAS packets of each of the target devices is proportionally based on the maximum physical link rate supported by the respective target device.

US Pat. No. 10,171,179

OPTICAL MODULE AND OPTICAL LINE TERMINAL DEVICE

HISENSE BROADBAND MULTIME...

1. An optical module comprising:a housing;
a circuit board arranged in the housing and provided with an electrical interface;
an optical assembly arranged in the housing, the optical assembly is configured to be connected with the circuit board electrically and to perform signal transformation between an optical signal and an electrical signal;
an memory unit arranged in the housing, the memory unit is configured to be connected with the circuit board electrically and to store an operation parameter of the optical assembly;
wherein, the electrical interface is configured with
a first pin to be connected with a data transmission pin of the memory unit, through which a main control chip in an outside system is allowed to read the operation parameter of the optical assembly, and
a second pin to be connected with a drive end of providing drive for the optical assembly, through which a drive circuit in the outside system is allowed to drive the optical assembly in case that the drive circuit is configured in accordance with the operation parameter of the optical assembly by the main control chip;
wherein:
the optical assembly comprises an electro-absorption modulated laser (EML) which is configured to generate a downstream optical signal of a speed and wavelength in accordance with an electrical signal,
the electro-absorption modulated laser comprises an electro-absorption modulator, a laser emitting diode, a back light detector and a thermistor,
the electro-absorption modulator in the optical assembly is configured to, through an electro-absorption modulator drive pin in the electrical interface, connect a laser driver in the drive circuit, which is configured to receive a reshaped electrical signal from a clock recovery unit in an optical module control circuit in the outside system, which is sent by a system board to the clock recovery unit and reshaped by the clock recovery unit,
the laser emitting diode in the optical assembly is configured to connect the laser driver in the drive circuit through an electro-absorption modulation drive pin in the electrical interface,
the back light detector in the optical assembly is configured to connect the laser driver in the drive circuit through a back light detector pin in the electrical interface,
the thermistor in the optical assembly is configured to connect a thermoelectric cooler controller in the optical module control circuit through a thermistor drive pin in the electrical interface, and
the electro-absorption modulator in the optical assembly is configured to obtain a static negative voltage from an electro-absorption biasing circuit in the optical module control circuit through an electro-absorption modulator drive pin in the electrical interface.

US Pat. No. 10,170,731

MASK AND MASKING ASSEMBLY

Point Engineering Co., Lt...

1. A mask for forming a pattern on a substrate, comprising:an anodic oxide film formed by anodizing metal;
at least one transmission hole configured to vertically penetrate the anodic oxide film and formed in a corresponding relationship with the pattern, the at least one transmission hole having a diameter;
a plurality of pores formed in the anodic oxide film so as to have a smaller diameter than the at least one transmission hole; and
a magnetic material provided in each of the pores such that each of the pores is at least partially filled with the magnetic material.

US Pat. No. 10,170,522

HIGH PIXEL DENSITY ARRAY ARCHITECTURE

Ignis Innovations Inc., ...

1. A display device comprising a matrix of subpixels grouped into pixels, the matrix of subpixels arranged in a substantially rectilinear matrix oriented at substantially a 45 degree angle relative to a major axis of the display, each pixel forming a right angle shape oriented in one of a first direction and a second direction opposite from the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,170,516

IMAGE SENSING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

VISERA TECHNOLOGIES COMPA...

1. An image sensing device, comprising:a substrate, comprising a pixel array having a plurality of pixels;
a light guide structure, disposed over the substrate, forming a plurality of light pipes and a plurality of reflecting portions defining the light pipes, wherein the light pipes are aligned with the pixels of the pixel array;
a microlens array, disposed between the substrate and the light guide structure; the microlens array including a plurality of microlenses; and
a color filter array, disposed between the substrate and the microlens array,
wherein the substrate, the light guide structure, the microlens array and the color filter array are formed on a single die, and
wherein each light reflecting portion extends to and contacts an outer edge of at least one of the plurality of microlenses.

US Pat. No. 10,170,511

SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICES HAVING A MICROLENS LAYER WITH DUMMY STRUCTURES

VISERA TECHNOLOGIES COMPA...

1. A solid-state imaging device, having a sensing region, a pad region and a peripheral region located between the sensing region and the pad region, comprising:a semiconductor substrate;
a plurality of photoelectric conversion elements disposed in the semiconductor substrate and in the sensing region;
a bond pad disposed on the semiconductor substrate and in the pad region;
a microlens layer, including a microlens array and a first dummy structure, disposed above the semiconductor substrate, wherein the microlens array is disposed in the sensing region, the first dummy structure is disposed in the pad region, and the first dummy structure includes a plurality of first microlens elements disposed to surround an area of the bond pad; and
a passivation film conformally formed on a top surface of the microlens layer.

US Pat. No. 10,170,294

CONDUCTIVE STRUCTURE, LIGHTING FIXTURE, AND LIGHTING FIXTURE ASSEMBLING METHOD

XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. L...

1. A conductive structure, comprising:a plurality of conductive devices;
a first conductive spring sheet, comprising a first connecting point; and
a second conductive spring sheet, comprising a second connecting point;
wherein each of the conductive devices comprises a first conductive end and a second conductive end;
wherein the second conductive end is connected to the second connecting point, and the first conductive end is connected to the first connecting point corresponding to the second connecting point to which the second conductive end is connected.

US Pat. No. 10,169,886

METHOD OF MAPPING SOURCE COLORS OF AN IMAGE INTO A TARGET COLOR GAMUT OF A TARGET COLOR DEVICE IN TWO MAPPING STEPS

InterDigital CE Patent Ho...

1. A method comprising for at least one source color of a source image and in a same reference color space:first mapping said at least one source color from a source color gamut into a reference color gamut along a first mapping trajectory, resulting in a corresponding intermediate color different from said at least one source color,
second mapping said intermediate color from said reference color gamut into a corresponding target color gamut along a second mapping trajectory, resulting in a corresponding target color different from said intermediate color and from said at least one source color,
wherein said first mapping trajectory is defined as being approximately identical to aid second mapping trajectory,
wherein a direction of said first mapping is opposed to a direction of said second mapping along the first and second trajectory, and
wherein said reference color gamut differs from said source color gamut and from said target color gamut.

US Pat. No. 10,168,713

TRANSPORT VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR A PROBLEM-FREE TRANSPORT OF HEAVY-DUTY SHELVES IN WORKSHOPS WITH RADIO SHADOWING USING A PARTLY AUTONOMOUS DRIVE MODE

GRENZEBACH MASCHINENBAU G...

1. A transport vehicle for transporting storage shelves by partially autonomous operation and without interference in factory buildings having deadspots, the transport vehicle comprising:a) a vehicle housing (3) having a support plate (1) adapted for receiving and transporting a storage shelf (12) having transported goods (13), having two separately driven drive wheels (6) on both sides of one in each case individually mounted rotation axle (5) in a center region of the vehicle housing (3), wherein in each case at least one support wheel (9) is provided on a front side and on a rear side of the vehicle housing,
b) a transverse link (25) which connects the drive wheels (6) which are in each case by way of an angular lever (46) pivotable about the rotation axle (5) such that said drive wheels (6) are configured to execute mutually independent vertical movements,
c) a control member (20) that is longitudinally-oriented in the vehicle housing that is centrally disposed with respect to the separately driven drive wheels, wherein by way of a lift-and-rotate lever (33) and by way of a push rod (30) connected to the lift-and-rotate lever (33), the control member moves two front lifting rods (35) and two rear lifting rods (41) for lifting or lowering the support plate (1),
d) a system for supplying energy to the transport vehicle either by way of inductive lines installed in the floor, by means of an inductive pickup element (14) or by way of energy supply stations which are for feeding electrical, liquid, or gaseous energy and are accessible when stationary, wherein installation space (28) for corresponding energy storage units is provided in the vehicle housing (3),
e) at least one 3-D scanner (10), at least one light-field sensor (15), and at least one WLAN antenna (11) in the front region of the transport vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,168,431

GENERATING QUIET ZONE BY NOISE CANCELLATION VIA INJECTION TECHNIQUES

SPATIAL DIGITAL SYSTEMS, ...

1. A method for reducing undesired interference in a target zone, the method comprising the operations of:providing a set of M pickup sensors;
picking up undesired signals in real time via the M pickup sensors;
generating M pickup signals via the M pickup sensors, M being an integer greater than or equal to 1;
providing a beam forming network coupled to the M pickup sensors, the beam forming network comprising a receiving beam forming module and a transmitting beam forming module;
receiving the M pickup signals via the receiving beam forming module;
generating K beam signals, K being an integer greater than or equal to 1, via the receiving beam forming module;
receiving the K beam signals via the transmitting beam forming module;
generating N interference signals, N being an integer greater than 1, via the transmitting beam forming module; and
providing a set of N injectors coupled to the transmitting beam forming module;
receiving the N interference signals via the N injectors, respectively; and
radiating, via the N injectors, the N interference signals to the target zone.

US Pat. No. 10,168,158

NAVIGATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ERROR CORRECTION

1. A method for error correction in a navigation system comprising a base navigation system including base sensors and a correction navigation system including correction sensors, wherein the base sensors and the correction sensors each acquire measurements, and the method comprises:assigning measurement uncertainties to each measurement and computing error thresholds on the basis of the measurement uncertainties;
determining redundant measurements;
determining residuals for the redundant measurements as a discrepancy measure for the redundant measurements by comparing different results computed by subsets of the redundant measurements which differ at least partially;
increasing an error count for each of the redundant measurements involved in determination of the residuals which exceed the respective error thresholds;
individually summing up for each redundant measurement the residuals determined for a particular measurement;
selecting measurements on the basis of the respective error count and the summed up residuals and supplying the selected measurements to a fusion filter for calculating correction values;
correcting, in the fusion filter, the measurements of the base system with the calculated correction values,
calculating output data, by the fusion filter, from the corrected measurements and outputting the output data comprising values for position, orientation and velocity.

US Pat. No. 10,168,046

NON-METALLIC HUMIDIFICATION COMPONENT

CareFusion 207, Inc., Sa...

1. An apparatus comprising:a humidification component configured for retaining a water volume, said humidification component having a base portion comprising a non-metallic material transmissive to electromagnetic radiation, and a reflective surface within a portion of said humidification component; and
a base unit comprising a heating element, the heating element configured to transmit electromagnetic radiation to the humidification component using received electrical energy, and a transmissive sensor and a reflective sensor external to the humidification component;
wherein the humidification component is coupled to the base unit such that (i) the heating element transmits electromagnetic radiation from the base unit, through the non-metallic material of the base portion, and directly to the water volume, and (ii) said reflective surface directs transmitted electromagnetic radiation to the water volume, wherein the water volume is heated by absorbing the electromagnetic radiation, and
wherein said transmissive sensor detects the amount of electromagnetic radiation directed through said humidification component, and said reflective sensor detects the amount of electromagnetic radiation, directed by said reflective surface, within said humidification component.

US Pat. No. 10,168,034

DOWNLIGHT

ZUMTOBEL LIGHTING GMBH, ...

1. A downlight (100) having a mounting frame (50) that is to be mounted in a region of a ceiling mounting hole, as well as a light fixture (10) that is to be attached to the mounting frame (50), having a luminaire head (30) located thereon, wherein the light fixture (10) has a main surface (11) with an opening through which the luminaire head is retained by the main surface and two wings (20) angling downward from the main surface and disposed on opposite sides of the main surface (11), and wherein the wings (20) of the light fixture (10) are flexible, and designed to be snapped into the mounting frame (50); and further wherein the wings (20) of the light fixture (10) each comprise snap-in means on their ends opposite the main surface (11) for snapping into the mounting frame (50) and the snap-in means comprise outwardly directed locking lugs (22), and the mounting frame (50) has locking recesses (60) that are complementary to the locking lugs (22) and the locking lugs (22) each have a hole (23) or cut-out, which enables releasing of the respective snap-in connection with a tool (80).

US Pat. No. 10,168,033

DOWNLIGHT

ZUMTOBEL LIGHTING GMBH, ...

1. A downlight (100) comprising an annular mounting frame (50) that is to be installed through a ceiling mounting hole, and a light fixture (10) that is to be attached to the mounting frame (50) having a luminaire head (30) located thereon, wherein a circumferential ridge (52) on the annular mounting frame (50) extends upward in the ceiling mounting hole when the frame is installed, and wherein the mounting frame (50) and the light fixture (10) are designed such that the attachment occurs by twisting the light fixture (10) in relation to the mounting frame (50), and the downlight further comprises:a locking element on the mounting frame, the locking element including a locking spring (20) mounted on a top surface of the circumferential ridge of the mounting frame and a locking projection (25) connected to the locking spring (20) and disposed angularly on a longitudinal side to the locking spring (20) and inside of an inner surface of the circumferential ridge (52) of the annular mounting frame;
a release hole (58) through the circumferential ridge (52) of the annular mounting frame (5) located underneath the locking spring (20) to provide access from below the mounting frame to push the locking spring upward; and
a delimiting element (15) on an outer circumferential surface of the light fixture (10) that engages the locking projection (25) to secure the light fixture (10) against rotating in the unlocking direction when the light fixture (10) is twisted fully into an installed position but can be released by pushing the spring (20) upward using a tool through the release hole (58) to push the locking spring (20) and locking projection (25) upward from below the mounting frame (50).

US Pat. No. 10,167,898

SLIDING BEARING COMPRISING AN ALUMINIUM BEARING METAL LAYER

Federal-Mogul Wiesbaden G...

1. A sliding bearing composite comprising a carrier layer made of steel, an intermediate layer arranged on the carrier layer and made of aluminum or an aluminum alloy that is lead-free except for impurities, and a bearing metal layer arranged on the intermediate layer and made of an aluminum alloy that is lead-free except for impurities, which comprises6.0-10.0% by weight tin,
2.0-4.0% by weight silicon,
0.7-1.2% by weight copper,
0.15-0.25% by weight chromium,
0.02 to 0.20% by weight titanium,
0.1 to 0.3% by weight vanadium,
0.01-0.08% by weight strontium,and optionally less than 0.5% by weight of other elements, remainder aluminum, wherein the tin is present in the bearing metal layer in the form of particles of such a distribution that on a surface of 1.42 mm2, no more than 50 Sn particles with a surface area of more than 100 ?m2 are present, wherein the silicon is present in the bearing metal layer in the form of particles of such a distribution that 30-70 Si particles >5 ?m are present on a surface of 0.04 mm2, the average Si particle size of all measured Si particles having a diameter of >5 ?m is 6.0-8.0 ?m, wherein the aluminum alloy of the bearing metal layer comprises a 0.2-%-yield strength Rp, 0.2 of more than 90 MPa and a tensile strength of more than 145 MPa.

US Pat. No. 10,167,710

PRESSURE EXCHANGE SYSTEM WITH MOTOR SYSTEM

Energy Recovery, Inc., S...

1. A frac system, comprising:a hydraulic energy transfer system configured to exchange pressures between a first fluid and a second fluid, the hydraulic energy transfer system comprises:
a housing;
a rotor within the housing and configured to exchange the pressures between the first fluid and the second fluid;
a sleeve within the housing wherein the rotor is configured to rotate within the sleeve; and
an electric motor system coupled to the hydraulic energy transfer system and configured to rotate the rotor, the electric motor system comprises:
a first magnet within the sleeve; and
a second magnet within the rotor, wherein interaction between the first magnet and the second magnet are configured to rotate the rotor.

US Pat. No. 10,167,565

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ELECTROPLATING IN CYLINDRICAL GEOMETRY

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE, P...

1. A method for plating a thin layer on a flexible substrate, by electrochemistry, comprising:providing, in an electrolytic bath, a first closed cylinder inside a second hollow cylinder, the electrolytic bath being filled with an electrolytic solution, the electrolytic solution being comprised in a volume delimited between the first cylinder and the second cylinder,
applying the flexible substrate on one surface among an outer surface of the first cylinder and an inner surface of the second cylinder, said flexible substrate forming a first electrode,
providing, in said electrolytic bath, at least one second electrode, and
applying a potential difference between the first electrode and the second electrode to electroplate the thin layer on the flexible substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,167,560

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR STRUCTURAL COLORATION OF METALLIC SURFACES

THE CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF...

1. A method of producing an iridescent metallic surface, the method comprising:defining on the metallic surface a plurality of distinct regions of the same or different shapes and sizes,
wherein a number of distinct regions corresponds to a number of colors desired for the iridescent metallic surface to display;
creating with a cutting tool on a first distinct region of the metallic surface at least one series of periodic features perpendicular to a desired cutting direction,
wherein the at least one series of periodic features are parallel or substantially parallel,
wherein the cutting tool is vibrated at a distinct frequency while simultaneously displaced along the desired cutting direction across the metallic surface, and
wherein a rate of the displacement of the cutting tool is different from the distinct frequency of the vibration of the cutting tool; and
repeating the treatment of the first distinct region of the metallic surface in each additional region of the metallic surface,
wherein the distinct frequency of the vibration of the cutting tool is held constant while the rate of the displacement of the cutting tool varies from each distinct region to each other distinct region of the metallic surface, or
wherein the rate of the displacement of the cutting tool is held constant while the distinct frequency of the vibration of the cutting tool varies from each distinct region to each other distinct region of the metallic surface.

US Pat. No. 10,167,451

COMBINATIONAL USE OF MECHANICAL MANIPULATION AND PROGRAMIN DERIVATIVES TO INCREASE OCT4, SOX2, OR NANOG EXPRESSION IN FIBROBLASTS

The Chinese University of...

1. A method for increasing Oct4, Sox2, or Nanog expression in fibroblasts, the method comprising:(a) culturing the fibroblasts in a vessel;
(b) mechanically agitating the fibroblasts that are unattached to the vessel to form a non-adherent cellular aggregate; and
(c) exposing the non-adherent cellular aggregate to an effective amount of a compound of Formula II-IX having any one of the following structures:

thereby increasing Oct4, Sox2, or Nanog expression in the fibroblasts of the non-adherent cellular aggregate.

US Pat. No. 10,166,930

ADJUSTABLY POSITIONABLE CARGO BOX AND LOAD RESTRAINING BAR SYSTEM FOR PICKUP TRUCK BED

JAC Products, Inc., Sali...

1. A cargo supporting and restraining system for use within a cargo area of a vehicle, the system comprising:a pair of support rails fixedly secured to opposing interior wall surfaces of a pair of sidewalls of a vehicle cargo area;
a load bar assembly having a generally U-shaped frame, and being supported for sliding movement and adjustable positioning along the support rails;
a locking system associated with the load bar assembly for locking the load bar assembly at a desired longitudinal position along the support rails;
the locking system including a pair of latching assemblies disposed on lateral opposite sides of the load bar, and at least one manually operable latch release component operably associated with the pair of latching assemblies and configured to simultaneously release the pair of latching assemblies to permit sliding movement of the load bar along the support rails;
a cargo box assembly removably secured to the load bar assembly; and
a locking assembly operably associated with the cargo box assembly, for locking the cargo box to the load bar assembly to prevent removal of the cargo box assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,166,919

VEHICLE WITH A DRIVER SEAT AND AT LEAST ONE PASSENGER SEAT AND A METHOD FOR PROVIDING A CO-DRIVER AND/OR AT LEAST ONE FELLOW PASSENGER WITH INFORMATION ON A CURRENTLY EXPERIENCED DRIVING SITUATION

1. A vehicle, comprising:a driver seat;
at least one passenger seat;
an estimation unit for estimating at least one driver parameter describing at least an aspect of a current driving action performed by a driver of the vehicle, or at least one current traffic situation parameter describing at least an aspect of the traffic situation;
an information generating unit for generating, from the at least one driver parameter or from the at least one traffic situation parameter, information related to the currently experienced driving situation;
an output information determining unit configured to determine with generated information improves comfort of a co-driver or fellow passenger, or when outputting the generated information to improve comfort of the co-driver or fellow passenger, and
at least one dedicated interface unit for outputting said determined generated information to the co-driver or fellow passenger, and
wherein the determined generated information is selected to improve comfort of the co-driver or the fellow passenger in a current operation of the vehicle with respect to the current driving situation, and is generated independently from information output to the driver.

US Pat. No. 10,166,843

VEHICLE AIR-CONDITIONING APPARATUS

Valeo Japan Co., Ltd., S...

1. A vehicle air-conditioning apparatus comprising:a case including an air passage in an interior thereof; and
a filter arrangement area provided in the air passage for arranging a filter, wherein the case includes:
a drain port provided on a bottom portion of a downstream-side air passage in the filter arrangement area;
an insertion port provided on a side surface of the case and configured to allow insertion of the filter into the filter arrangement area;
a water receiving portion provided on a bottom portion of an upstream air passage in the filter arrangement area;
a drain channel passing below the filter arrangement area and configured to introduce water from the water receiving portion to the drain port; and
a waterproof wall configured to cover a lower corner portion on the insertion port side of an upstream-side boundary of the filter arrangement area,
wherein the waterproof wall increases in height as the waterproof wall goes toward the insertion port, and
wherein the waterproof wall projects from an inner wall surface out of the side surface of the case on which the insertion port is provided.

US Pat. No. 10,166,703

ELASTOMERIC GASKET WITH MULTIPLE SKELETONS FOR PLACEMENT BETWEEN TWO PARTS OF AN AIRCRAFT AND A METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME

THE PATENT WELL LLC, For...

1. A gasket for use with a two piece aircraft part assemblies, each of the pieces having generally flat inner facing mating walls and outer perimeters in a pre-compressed state comprising:a partially open, flexible metallic skeleton being generally tabular in nature, the skeleton having a generally flat upper surface and a generally flat lower surface, an inner perimeter and an outer perimeter; and
a pliable, resilient, elastomeric, sticky, substantially air bubble free, coherent, homogeneous, silicon-free polyurethane body, substantially filling the openings of the skeleton and being generally tabular in nature, the body being ring shaped having a generally flat, tacky upper surface, a generally flat, tacky lower surface, an inner perimeter wall, and an outer perimeter wall;
wherein the outer perimeter walls of both the skeleton and the body generally conform to the shape defined by the outer perimeters of the aircraft parts assembly; and
wherein the gasket is adapted to lay between the mating walls of the pieces and receive compression therebetween; and
wherein the skeleton has multiple layers with the polyurethane body substantially filling the openings in the multiple layers;
wherein the polyurethane body is resistant to Jet A fuel.

US Pat. No. 10,166,660

SCREW LOCKING CONTROL SYSTEM AND OPERATING SYSTEM USING THE SAME

UNIVERSAL SCIENTIFIC INDU...

1. An operating method for a screw locking control system, the screw locking control system comprising a host, a control unit, an electric screw driver and a holder, the control unit having a processor, a voltage detecting module, a power outlet electrically connected to the voltage detecting module, and a lighting signal control module, the processor being controlled by the host and electrically connected to the host, the voltage detecting module, and the lighting signal control module, the electric screw driver electrically connected to the power outlet, the holder having a plurality of indicator lamps electrically connected to the lighting signal control module, the holder being capable of mounting a product which is to be screw locked, the plurality of indicator lamps corresponding to each screw hole of the product to be screw locked, the indicator lamps being controlled and turned on sequentially by the lighting signal control module, the operating system comprising the steps of:a) the host transmitting a setting data of each screw locking operation to the control unit;
b) the control unit sequentially turning on the indicator lamps according to the setting data via the lighting signal control module and the electric screw driver sequentially performing each screw locking operation, the voltage detecting module detecting a voltage variance of the electric screw driver in each screw locking operation to determine whether each screw locking operation is qualified; and
c) the control unit transmitting the results of each screw locking operation to the host and displaying the results,
wherein step a) further comprises an initial data setting operation, which comprises setting a locking order first, performing each screw locking operation according to the locking order, and sending the results of each voltage variance to the host to define a preset screw locking time interval of each screw, and
wherein in step b) the voltage detecting module detects the voltage variance of the electric screw driver when the electric screw driver is turned on and turned off to define an actual screw locking time interval; the host compares the actual screw locking time interval and the preset screw locking time interval to determine whether each screw locking operation is qualified.

US Pat. No. 10,166,658

MULTI-PURPOSE WRENCH FOR SERVICING A FIREARM

Magpul Industries Corp., ...

1. A wrench for performing gunsmithing operations, comprising:a first end having an upper side, a lower side, and an aperture extending from the upper side to the lower side, the aperture having a first castle nut interface shaped to engage a castle nut, a second castle nut interface shaped to engage the castle nut, a flash hider interface shaped to engage a flash hider, arranged on one of the upper or lower side, and comprising two opposing and parallel flat inner walls each defining a step arranged between the flash hider interface and a receiver end plate interface positioned on the other one of the upper or lower side and having a shape substantially following an outline of a receiver end plate, wherein the first castle nut interface, the second castle nut interface, the flash hider interface, and the receiver end plate interface each share the aperture; and
a second end; wherein
the first castle nut interface comprises a substantially cylindrical wall section shaped to surround a portion of an outer surface of the castle nut, the cylindrical wall section having a plurality of raised elements extending inwardly from an interior of the cylindrical wall section for engaging a plurality of indentations in the castle nut; and wherein
the second castle nut interface comprises a substantially flat face on the upper side, the flat face having a plurality of protrusions extending from the plurality of raised elements upwardly from the flat face for engaging the plurality of indentations in the castle nut; and
the receiver end plate interface is shaped as a rounded, oblong aperture having a first wide end and a second narrow end.

US Pat. No. 10,166,585

EXTRUDER AND TUBE EXTRUDER OR METAL EXTRUSION PRESS

SMS MEER GMBH, Moencheng...

1. A tube or metal extrusion press comprising:a stationary press frame formed by a main housing and a counter housing attached thereto and spaced therefrom;
a billet support carrying a billet holder and a ram cross-member movable in the press frame between the main housing and the counter housing;
a piston-cylinder unit having a cylinder on the main housing, a piston in the cylinder, and a ram stem extending between a front end of the piston and the ram cross-member;
an equalizing reservoir associated with the cylinder and supplying hydraulic fluid to the piston;
a transfer passage extending between the reservoir and the cylinder rearward of the piston;
a piston disk in the reservoir;
a rod extending between a rear end of the piston and the disk and extending in the equalizing reservoir;
a fill valve having a displacement sleeve carried on the rod and carrying a ring piston and a fill valve body integrated centrally in the cylinder and movable in the transfer passage between an open position in which the passage has a large annular flow cross-section and a closed position in which the valve body blocks the passage; and
feed lines effective on opposite faces of the ring piston for pressurizing the ring piston alternately and thereby shifting the displacement sleeve, ring piston, and fill valve body between the open position and the closed position, whereby in the open position the cylinder can fill rapidly from the reservoir or empty rapidly into the reservoir and in the closed position the cylinder can be pressurized for extrusion of a billet in the holder.

US Pat. No. 10,166,584

PROCESS DAMPING OF SELF-EXCITED THIRD OCTAVE MILL VIBRATION

Novelis Inc., Atlanta, G...

1. A system, comprising:a tension adjustor positionable upstream of an entrance of a mill stand for adjusting tension of a metal strip entering the mill stand at a rolling speed;
a sensor positionable on or adjacent the mill stand for measuring tension fluctuations at or above 90 hertz of the metal strip entering the mill stand; and
a controller coupled to the sensor and the tension adjustor for actuating the tension adjustor to adjust the tension of the metal strip in response to the measured tension fluctuations while maintaining the rolling speed.

US Pat. No. 10,166,550

FLOTATION PLANT AND ITS USES, A METHOD OF CHANGING A FLOTATION TANK IN A TANK MODULE AND A METHOD OF CHANGING A MODULE

OUTOTEC (FINLAND) OY, Es...

1. A flotation plant, comprising:tank module including a self-supporting framework having an inner space, a framework bottom and framework sidewalls, the tank module including at least two flotation tanks, the at least two flotation tanks being disposed in the inner space of the self-supporting framework, the at least two flotation tanks being self-supporting structures capable of being transferred and hoisted as integral units, and the flotation tanks are placed inside the self-supporting framework without being attached to the framework bottom and the framework sidewalls, and the tank module being a self-supporting unit capable of being transferable and hoistable as an integral entity;
at least two drive units for the rotation of drive shafts, each drive shaft being connected to a rotor for mixing and/or forming bubbles in the flotation tank;
an overflow receptacle being disposed at the level of the upper part of the tank module for receiving an overflow from the flotation tanks; and
an overflow channel connected to the overflow receptacle for receiving and conducting the overflow from the overflow receptacle to a pump, and the overflow channel is disposed outside the tank module.

US Pat. No. 10,166,539

MULTIPLEXER FOR CONTROLLING FLUID IN MICROFLUIDICS CHIP AND MICROFLUIDICS CHIP ASSEMBLY

SOGANG UNIVERSITY RESEARC...

1. A multiplexer for controlling a fluid in a microchannel by controlling pneumatic pressure in the microchannel in a microfluidics chip, the multiplexer comprising:a first pneumatic channel; and
a second pneumatic channel forming a cross point which is in communication with the first pneumatic channel,
wherein the cross point is in communication with the microchannel of the microfluidics chip, and
wherein a predetermined pneumatic pressure is configured to be provided to the microchannel by a combination of pneumatic pressing, channel closing, or channel opening to the first and second pneumatic channels.

US Pat. No. 10,166,423

SUPPORT APPARATUS FOR PLYOMETRIC EXERCISE

Escape Fitness Limited, ...

1. A support apparatus for use during plyometric exercise comprising a resilient body having a cuboid shape, wherein the cuboid body has a height, width and depth which are all of different lengths to each other such that the apparatus may be arranged in three different orientations in which the uppermost face defines a landing platform of three different heights, and wherein the body comprises a shock absorbing layer formed of a resilient material located at all six sides of the apparatus such that a shock absorbing layer is located at the upper face of the apparatus to define a landing platform whatever the orientation of the apparatus, wherein said support apparatus further comprises a flexible cover surrounding the resilient body and an outer cushioning layer surrounding and encapsulating the shock absorbing layer between the intermediate layer and the flexible cover.

US Pat. No. 10,166,386

IMPLANTABLE ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY

The Board of Regents of t...

1. An electrode apparatus comprising:a retainer comprising a stem and at least three clasping arms extending from the stem and movable between an open position and a closed position;
a flexible sheath positioned below a lower surface of the retainer and at least partially surrounded by the at least three clasping arms of the retainer, the retainer is configured to hold the flexible sheath in contacting engagement around a target tissue when the retainer is in the closed position; and
an electrode configured for conducting electrical signals to or from the target tissue, the electrode detachably connected and reattachable to the retainer, the retainer is configured to hold the electrode in electrical communication with the target tissue when the retainer is disposed around the target tissue in the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,166,222

PIPERIDINE-2, 6-DIONE DERIVATIVES AND THEIR USE AS TUMOR NECROSIS FACTOR INHIBITORS

Tianjin Hemay Bio-Tech Co...

1. A method for treating an infectious disease in a patient, comprising administering a compound of formula (I) or an organic or inorganic salt thereof as an active pharmaceutical ingredient to the patient,whereinn is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6,
R1 represents from one to four of the same or different substituents selected from F, Cl, Br, C1-4 alkyl, OH, OC1-4 alkyl, NO2, NHC(O)C1-4 alkyl, NH2, NH(C1-4 alkyl), N(C1-4 alkyl)2;
R2 represents OR3, NR3R4, or N(R3)COR4; and
R3 and R4 represent independently and at each occurrence H or C1-4 alkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,166,220

FEXOFENADINE MICROCAPSULES AND COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING THEM

ADARE PHARMACEUTICALS S.R...

1. A process for preparing a pharmaceutical composition comprising a water suspendable co-granulate of immediate release microcapsules and at least one inactive ingredient, wherein said microcapsules comprise fexofenadine coated with a water-insoluble polymer, wherein said process comprises the steps of: (a) dissolving a water-insoluble polymer in an organic solvent; (b) suspending fexofenadine in said organic solvent; (c) applying a coating of said water-insoluble polymer onto said fexofenadine by phase separation to provide microcapsules; (d) separating said microcapsules from said organic solvent and (e) co-granulating the microcapsules with at least one inactive ingredient to provide a water suspendable co-granulate.

US Pat. No. 10,166,079

DEPTH-ENCODED FIDUCIAL MARKER FOR INTRAOPERATIVE SURGICAL REGISTRATION

SYNAPTIVE MEDICAL (BARBAD...

1. A method of performing intraoperative image registration during a medical procedure, the method comprising:providing a depth-encoded marker to an object of interest, the marker being imageable by at least two imaging systems, the marker having asymmetry in at least a depth dimension that is detectable by the at least two imaging systems;
obtaining a first set of image data of the object of interest using a first imaging system, the first set of image data encompassing the marker, the first set of image data being in a first image coordinate space;
obtaining a second set of image data of the object of interest using a second imaging system, the second set of image data encompassing the marker, the second set of image data being in a second image coordinate space;
obtaining tracking data tracking the same or different marker, using a tracking system, the tracking data being in a tracking coordinate space;
the first image coordinate space, the second image coordinate space and the tracking coordinate space being independent from each other;
performing a transformation mapping to register the first set of image data, the second set of image data and the tracking data to each other by:
mapping the first and second sets of image data to each other based on determination of three-dimensional (3D) position and orientation of the marker in each of the first and second sets of image data; and
mapping the first or second set of image data and the tracking data to each other based on a determination of 3D position and orientation of the same or different marker in each of the tracking data and the first or second set of image data.

US Pat. No. 10,166,078

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MAPPING NAVIGATION SPACE TO PATIENT SPACE IN A MEDICAL PROCEDURE

SYNAPTIVE MEDICAL (BARBAD...

1. A method of registering a patient for a medical procedure with a medical navigation system using fiducial markers visible by a three dimensional (3D) scanner of the medical navigation system, the fiducial markers placed on the patient prior to a 3D scan and the fiducial markers each having a target for use with a tracking system of the medical navigation system, the 3D scanner operating in a different coordinate space relative to the tracking system, the method comprising:obtaining 3D scan data from the 3D scanner representative of a 3D scan of at least a portion of the patient, the 3D scan including the fiducial markers visible by the 3D scanner, the 3D scan data being in a 3D scanner coordinate space;
obtaining saved medical image data, the saved medical image data including preoperative image data saved during a previous scan of at least a portion of the patient;
obtaining position data from the tracking system based on the target for each of the fiducial markers, the position data being in a tracking coordinate space independent from the 3D scanner coordinate space;
performing a transformation mapping to create a single unified virtual coordinate space based on the 3D scan data, the position data, and the medical image data, the transformation mapping including: performing a first mapping to map one of the 3D scan data, the position data, and the medical image data to a second of the 3D scan data, the position data, and the medical image data; and
performing a second mapping to map a third of the 3D scan data, the position data, and the medical image data to the first mapping; and
updating registration data of the medical navigation system based on the transformation mapping.

US Pat. No. 10,166,063

DEVICE FOR DETECTING METAL WHEN BIOLOGICAL TISSUE IS ACTED ON BY MEANS OF A SPARKING ELECTROSURGICAL INSTRUMENT

ERBE ELEKTROMEDIZIN GMBH,...

1. A device for detecting metal when biological tissue is acted on by means of a sparking electrosurgical instrument, the device comprising:a measuring device for measuring a voltage provided by a generator for operation of the instrument and measuring a current delivered from the generator to the instrument; and
a metal detector configured to decide, on the basis of the current and the voltage, whether a spark originating from the instrument contacts biological tissue or a metal part, the metal detector comprising:
an analysis device for determining a resistance characteristic variable dependent on a tissue resistance and a spark characteristic variable dependent on a spark size; and
a comparator for comparing the resistance characteristic variable with a resistance threshold value and the spark characteristic variable with a spark size threshold value, wherein the comparator is configured to indicate contact of metal by the spark originating from the instrument when the resistance characteristic variable falls below the resistance threshold value and the spark characteristic variable exceeds the spark size threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,165,988

PERSONALIZED DETECTION SYSTEM FOR DETECTING MAGNETIC OBJECTS IN THE HUMAN ORGANISM

EVONIK ROEHM GmbH, Darms...

1. A device, comprisinga detector system for registering magnetic bodies in the human organism, which detector system comprises:
at least two sensor arrangements with an instrument for recording the magnetic flux density measured by each sensor arrangement, wherein each sensor arrangement has one, two or three anisotropic magnetoresistance sensors, the axes of easy magnetization of which point in pair-wise different directions, and each sensor arrangement has a distance of 0.5 to 50 cm from the remaining sensor arrangement or sensor arrangements, and at least two sensor arrangements are tilted at an angle of between 0 and 45° with respect to one another, and
a log for registering a quantified evaluation before, during and/or after the registration of the magnetic body or bodies.

US Pat. No. 10,165,937

CONFIGURABLE ANESTHESIA SAFETY SYSTEM

Karl Storz Imaging, Inc.,...

1. An operating room control system comprising:a computer having a network connection;
a storage device accessible by said computer;
an interface coupled to said computer;
a first device coupled to said interface and generating endoscope image data;
a second device coupled to said interface and generating second data;
an input device coupled to said interface; and
a video laryngoscope coupled to said interface and generating laryngoscope image data;
a first display coupled to said interface wherein endoscope image data is routed to and shown on said first display when said input device is manually activated a first time by selecting said first device as an input and selecting said first display as an output to receive the endoscope image data;
a second display coupled to said interface, wherein second data is routed to and shown on said second display when said second device is connected to the system and when said input device is manually activated a second time by selecting said second device as an input and selecting said second display as an output to receive the second data;
wherein upon manual activation of the input device a third time by selecting said video laryngoscope as an input, routing of the endoscope image data to the first display and routing of the second data to said second display is automatically interrupted is automatically interrupted, and said first display and said second display are automatically selected by said system as the outputs such that the laryngoscope image data is automatically routed to said first display and second display; and
wherein the operating room control system further comprises at least one medical tool and one piece of medical equipment coupled to said interface, wherein upon activation of the input device, the functioning of said at least one medical tool and one piece of medical equipment are automatically changed to a predetermined setting.

US Pat. No. 10,165,869

INTERNAL TENSIONING STRUCTURE USEABLE WITH INFLATABLE DEVICES

Intex Marketing LTD., To...

1. An inflatable product comprising:a first sheet;
a second sheet disposed opposite the first sheet, the first and second sheets spaced apart when the product is inflated to define a gap;
a tensioning structure sized to span the gap between the first sheet and the second sheet, the tensioning structure comprising:
a plurality of strands uniformly spaced apart and arranged substantially parallel to one another, the plurality of strands extending across the gap; and
a first weld sheet having the plurality of strands uniformly affixed to a surface of the first weld sheet; and
a second weld sheet disposed opposite the first weld sheet, the plurality of strands captured between the first and second weld sheets when the first and second weld sheets are welded to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,165,868

INTERNAL TENSIONING STRUCTURE USEABLE WITH INFLATABLE DEVICES

Intex Marketing LTD., To...

1. An inflatable product comprising:an upper plastic sheet;
a lower plastic sheet disposed opposite the upper plastic sheet, the upper and lower plastic sheets configured to become spaced apart to define a gap when the inflatable product is inflated;
a plurality of tensioning structures sized to span the gap between the upper plastic sheet and the lower plastic sheet when the inflatable product is inflated, the tensioning structures each comprising:
a plurality of strands defining a first side, a second side, and plurality of holes extending through the plurality of strands from the first side to the second side;
a first upper strip having the plurality of strands affixed thereto and being affixed to the upper plastic sheet, the first upper strip having an upper surface and a lower surface, the plurality of strands being positioned between the upper surface of the first upper strip and the upper plastic sheet, the plurality of strands being spaced apart from the lower surface of the first upper strip;
a lower strip having the plurality of strands affixed thereto and being affixed to the lower plastic sheet, the lower strip having an upper surface and a lower surface, the plurality of strands being positioned between the lower surface of the lower strip and the lower plastic sheet, the plurality of strands being spaced apart from the upper surface of the lower strip; and
a second upper strip having the plurality of strands affixed thereto and being affixed to the upper plastic sheet, the second upper strip having an upper surface and a lower surface, the lower surface of the second upper strip being positioned between the plurality of strands and the upper plastic sheet,
the upper strips each have a first longitudinal edge and a second longitudinal edge spaced apart from the first longitudinal edge, the plurality of strands extend beyond the first longitudinal edges of the upper strips and the plurality of strands terminate at first terminal ends at or around the second longitudinal edges of the upper strips,
the first upper strip includes portions that are spaced apart from portions of the second upper strip by the first terminal ends of the plurality of strands and
the first upper strip includes portions that are in direct contact with portions of the second upper strip.

US Pat. No. 10,165,758

ROLLING PET TOY

DOSKOCIL MANUFACTURING CO...

1. A pet toy structured to be rollable along a surface and comprising:a ring-like body extending in a circumferential direction about a central opening, the ring-like body comprising,
an exterior part defining an exterior surface having an inboard portion and an outboard portion, the inboard portion being situated adjacent the central opening to define an inner circumferential surface of the exterior surface and formed at least in part of a plurality of interconnected fibers, the inboard portion having a protuberant rib extending in a circumferential direction about the opening and protruding toward a center of the opening, the rib being structured to resist deformation of the body in a radial direction from the center,
the outboard portion being disposed opposite the inboard portion to define an outer circumferential surface of the exterior surface that is in part arcuate, the outboard portion having a pair of oppositely facing axial surfaces that are separated by a distance that is a maximum width of the ring-like body, the outboard portion being substantially entirely formed of an elastomeric material such that the maximum width of the ring-like body is defined by the elastomeric material; and
an interior part having a resilient core disposed inside of the outboard portion and the inboard portion, the outboard portion having a higher density than a density of the resilient core so that a mass of the ring-like body is greater at the outboard portion.
US Pat. No. 10,167,395

ANTI-FOULING AND ANTI-CORROSION AGENT FOR MARINE STEEL STRUCTURE SURFACE AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF

ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY OF TE...

1. A solvent-free and composite film-forming resin emulsion, wherein the emulsion is made of raw materials at the following mass ratios: 1100 to 1500 parts by weight of a diisocyanate, 1000 parts by weight of polyether glycol, 200 to 400 parts by weight of an alcohol chain extender, 100 to 250 parts by weight of a hydrophilic chain extender, 200 to 400 parts by weight of epoxy resin polyols, 100 to 150 parts by weight of triethylamine, 400 to 1000 parts by weight of an acrylate monomer, 1000 to 1500 parts by weight of a graphene oxide-protamine composite emulsion, and 5 to 20 parts by weight of an initiator;the alcohol chain extender is ethylene glycol, 1,2-propanediol, 1,4-butanediol or neopentyl glycol; the hydrophilic chain extender is a dimethylolpropionic acid or a dimethylolbutanoic acid;
the epoxy resin polyols is made by refluxing and mixing an epoxy resin and diethylamine at a mass ratio of 100:25 to 100:50;
the graphene oxide-protamine composite emulsion is made of a mixture of raw materials at the following mass ratios: 1 to 15 parts by weight of graphene oxide, 1000 to 2000 parts by weight of a protamine emulsion, 10 to 50 parts by weight of a glutaraldehyde aqueous solution at a mass concentration of 50%, and 5 to 25 parts by weight of concentrated sulfuric acid at a mass concentration of 98%; the protamine emulsion is made of a mixture of raw materials at the following mass ratios: 20 to 110 parts by weight of a protamine, 10 to 60 parts by weight of a tea saponin, 0.1 to 5 parts by weight of a polysorbate-80, and 1000 to 1500 parts by weight of deionized water; and
the initiator is azobisisobutyronitrile.
US Pat. No. 10,167,165

STOCK ROLLS CONTAINING A FIRST FOLDED FILM WITHIN A SECOND FOLDED FILM AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

The Glad Products Company...

1. A method for forming a stock roll including a folded film inserted within another folded film, the method comprising:slitting a thermoplastic tube to form a first continuous thermoplastic film and at least a second continuous thermoplastic film;
folding one or more of the first continuous thermoplastic film and the at least a second continuous thermoplastic film to form a multi-layer composite folded film comprising an inner folded layer and an outer folded layer folded about the inner folded layer, wherein the multi-layer composite folded film comprises a first end at which first terminal ends of the inner folded layer and the outer folded layer are aligned, an opposing second end, and a folded edge at which both the inner folded layer and the outer folded layer are folded over each other at a mid-point between the first end and the second end such that the first and second ends are aligned; and
winding the multi-layer composite folded film about a tube roll.
US Pat. No. 10,167,215

METHOD FOR NITROGEN REMOVAL FROM AQUEOUS MEDIUM

Kemira Oyj, Helsinki (FI...

1. Method for nitrogen removal from aqueous medium, comprising steps of(a) converting NH4+ in the aqueous medium to NO2? by partial aerobic nitrification,
(b) partially reducing the obtained NO2? to N2O in anoxic conditions,
(c) decomposing N2O to N2 with energy recovery,
wherein a mixture of ferrous sulfate and ferric sulfate is used in step (b) for reduction of NO2? to N2O.
US Pat. No. 10,170,335

CHEMICAL MECHANICAL POLISHING METHOD FOR COBALT

Rohm and Haas Electronic ...

1. A method of chemical mechanical polishing cobalt, comprising:providing a substrate comprising cobalt and TiN;
providing a chemical mechanical polishing composition, consisting of:
water;
an oxidizing agent;
alanine or salts thereof in amounts of at least 0.3 wt %;
a spherical colloidal silica abrasive having an average particle diameter of less than or equal to 25 nm; and
optionally, a corrosion inhibitor selected from the group consisting of adenine, a nonaromatic polycarboxylic acid and salt of a nonaromatic polycarboxylic acid;
optionally a biocide;
optionally, a pH adjusting agent selected from the group consisting of inorganic acids, and inorganic bases;
optionally, an anionic polymer;
optionally, a surfactant; and,
wherein a pH of the chemical mechanical polishing composition is 7-9;
providing a chemical mechanical polishing pad, having a polishing surface;
creating dynamic contact at an interface between the chemical mechanical polishing pad and the substrate; and
dispensing the chemical mechanical polishing composition onto the polishing surface of the chemical mechanical polishing pad at or near the interface between the chemical mechanical polishing pad and the substrate to remove at least some of the cobalt.
US Pat. No. 10,166,235

KINETIN/ZEATIN TOPICAL FORMULATION

Dow Pharmaceutical Scienc...

1. A method of treating damage to skin due to aging or sun exposure, said method comprising topically applying to the skin a formulation comprising kinetin and/or zeatin, wherein the kinetin and/or zeatin is contained as part of a liposome and wherein the kinetin and zeatin do not precipitate from the formulation in the presence of water.
US Pat. No. 10,166,243

OPTIMIZING MIFEPRISTONE LEVELS FOR CUSHING'S PATIENTS

Corcept Therapeutics, Inc...

1. A method of treating hypercortisolism in a patient, the method comprising:administering an initial daily dose of mifepristone to said patient, said initial daily dose comprising an initial dose amount of mifepristone;
adjusting the dose amount of mifepristone to provide an adjusted daily dose of mifepristone if the plasma mifepristone level of the patient is less than 2000 ng/mL after administration of said initial daily dose of mifepristone, wherein said adjusting is performed in order to achieve a mifepristone plasma level of at least 2000 ng/mL; and
administering to the patient said adjusted daily dose of mifepristone;
with the proviso that the patient is not already suffering from a condition indicated for treatment with mifepristone,
thereby treating hypercortisolism in the patient by achieving a mifepristone plasma level of at least 2000 ng/mL.
US Pat. No. 10,167,326

ALPHA-FETOPROTEIN “RING AND TAIL” PEPTIDES

ALBANY MEDICAL COLLEGE, ...

1. A cyclic peptide comprising a ring portion and a hydrophilic tail portion, said ring portion comprising from 5-9 amino acids, wherein said ring portion of said peptide comprises an amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of:a) AA1-AA2-AA3-AA4  a)
wherein AA1 is threonine, serine, valine or alanine;
AA2 is hydroxyproline or serine;
AA3 is valine, isoleucine, leucine or threonine; and
AA4 is asparagine or glycine;
b) AA?1-AA?2-AA?3-N-AA?4  b)
wherein AA?1 is threonine, serine, valine or alanine;
AA?2 is hydroxyproline or serine;
AA?3 is valine, isoleucine, leucine or threonine; and
AA?4 is hydroxyproline or asparagine; or
c) AA?1-AA?2-N-AA?3  c)
wherein AA?1 is hydroxyproline or serine;
AA?2 is valine, isoleucine, leucine or threonine; and
AA?3 hydroxyproline or asparagine; and
said hydrophilic tail portion comprises from 1 to 4 amino acids.

US Pat. No. 10,172,236

NARROW FRAME DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY

Wuhan China Star Optoelec...

1. A narrow frame display panel, comprising: an integrated circuit input pad, being located on a lower side of the display panel and comprising a plurality of input terminals; a flexible printed circuit bonding pad, being located on a lower edge of the display panel and below the integrated circuit input pad, and the flexible printed circuit bonding pad comprising a plurality of bonding terminals, and bonding terminals of at least one end of the flexible printed circuit bonding pad are first bonding terminals, wherein each of the first bonding terminals comprising at least one three-side bracketing structure extending outward in a horizontal direction; wires, electrically connecting the integrated circuit input pad with the flexible printed circuit bonding pad, wherein a number of the bonding terminals at one end, which are the first bonding terminals, is at least two, and each of the first bonding terminals comprises a vertical part and a bent part, and the bent part is connected to one end of the vertical part and horizontally extends toward a center position of the flexible printed circuit bonding pad, and a length of the vertical part is smaller than a length of other bonding terminals except the first bonding terminals, and the vertical part is located on a same horizontal line as ends of the other bonding terminals remote from the wires except the first bonding terminals.

US Pat. No. 10,172,235

WIRING BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A wiring board comprising: a laminate in which at least one first insulating layer and at least one second insulating layer are alternately positioned, the at least one first insulating layer containing first insulating particles and a first insulating resin, the at least one second insulating layer containing second insulating particles having a particle size smaller than a particle size of the first insulating particles and a second insulating resin; a groove for wiring positioned at least on an upper surface of the laminate and comprising a side surface and a bottom surface; a via hole positioned in the first insulating layer of the laminate; and a wiring conductor positioned in the groove for wiring and in the via hole; where the bottom surface of the groove for wiring is positioned in the second insulating layer; and wherein the bottom surface of the groove for wiring is positioned in the second insulating layer, wherein the side surface of the groove for wiring is positioned only in the second insulating layer, and a cross section of the second insulating particles and a cross section of the second insulating resin are positioned to be flush with each other on the side surface.

US Pat. No. 10,172,233

DISPLAY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display device comprising:a flexible substrate comprising a display unit and a plurality of peripheral units which surrounds the display unit and are bent to overlap a part of the display unit;
a display member positioned at the display unit and which displays an image; and
a signal line positioned at the plurality of peripheral units,
wherein the plurality of peripheral units is bent in a way such that parts of the signal line, which are respectively positioned at adjacent peripheral units, are in contact with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,172,226

DC-AC ELECTRICAL TRANSFORMER

1. An apparatus comprising:a chamber configured to contain plasma;
at least two input electrodes disposed at least partially within the chamber and configured to receive a direct current into the chamber, wherein the at least two input electrodes are configured to direct the direct current to induce motion in the plasma; and
at least two output electrodes extending from the chamber, wherein the at least two output electrodes are configured to conduct an alternating single phase or three phase current from the chamber based on the induced motion in the plasma.

US Pat. No. 10,172,224

EXTREME UV LIGHT GENERATOR

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. An extreme ultraviolet light generation apparatus comprising:a chamber in which extreme ultraviolet light is generated from plasma, the plasma being generated by irradiating a target supplied into the chamber with a laser beam;
a target generator configured to supply the target into the chamber as a droplet;
a droplet measurement unit configured to measure the droplet supplied from the target generator into the chamber; and
a shielding member configured to shield the droplet measurement unit from electromagnetic waves emitted from the plasma,
the droplet measurement unit including:
a light source configured to emit continuous light to the droplet;
a window provided in the chamber and configured to allow the continuous light to transmit therethrough; and
an optical sensor configured to receive the continuous light via the window, and
the shielding member including a shielding body provided on the chamber side with respect to the window configured to cover an optical path of the continuous light and having a light passing opening for passing the continuous light therethrough, and the shielding member is provided within the interior of the chamber, configured separately from a wall that constitutes the chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,172,223

X-RAY GENERATION FROM A SUPER-CRITICAL FIELD

X-ILLUMINA, INC., Dublin...

1. A device for generating x-ray energy, comprising:an electric field generator that generates an electric field having an energy of greater than about 10E7 V/m without electrical breakdown of vacuum gaps for between about 100 picoseconds and about 90 nanoseconds; and
an electron beam generator that generates an electron beam, during generation of the electric field, and directs the beam toward the electric field.

US Pat. No. 10,172,222

UTILITY LIGHT MALFUNCTION DETERMINATION

International Business Ma...

1. A utility light malfunction determination method comprising:receiving , by a processor of a computing device from a first hardware device, luminance data specifying current luminance levels associated with a plurality of utility light apparatuses;
receiving, by said processor from said first hardware device, location data specifying a geographical location for each utility light apparatus of said plurality of utility light apparatuses;
analyzing, by said processor, said luminance data and said location data with respect to historical luminance data and historical location data associated with said plurality of utility light apparatuses;
determining, by said processor based on results of said analyzing, a group of utility light apparatuses of said plurality of said utility light apparatuses comprising first current luminance levels differing from previous luminance levels of said group of said utility light apparatuses retrieved from said historical luminance data;
generating, by said processor, a list specifying a group of geographical locations associated with said group of said utility light apparatuses;
generating, by said processor based on said list, a map comprising said group of geographical locations;
transmitting, by said processor to a vehicle in response to said generating said map, a control signal enabling control of said vehicle such that said vehicle initiates motion and navigates towards said group of geographical locations in accordance with said map; and
retrieving, by said processor via said vehicle during travel in accordance with said map, video data associated with said group of said utility light apparatuses.

US Pat. No. 10,172,221

METHOD OF CONTROLLING LIGHTING SOURCES, CORRESPONDING SYSTEM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A method of controlling lighting sources as a function of a videogame played with at least one display, said lighting sources having at least one operating parameter which is controllable in at least one lighting sequence as a function of a time code data set coupled therewith, the method comprising:providing a repository of operating data files for said lighting sources, said operating data files coupled with said lighting sources with each data file including at least one time code data set for at least one lighting sequence for a respective one of said lighting sources,
retrieving in said repository at least one operating data file coupled with a selected one of said lighting sources,
detecting at said at least one display at least one videogame signal indicative of the development of said videogame, and
operating said selected one of said lighting sources by controlling said at least one operating parameter as a function of the operating data included in the operating data file retrieved and as a function of said at least one videogame signal.

US Pat. No. 10,172,218

MASTER/SLAVE ARRANGEMENT FOR LIGHTING FIXTURE MODULES

Cree, Inc., Durham, NC (...

1. A switch module comprising:a light sensor;
a communication interface;
a user interface; and
circuitry adapted to:
in a first mode:
determine that at least one of a plurality of lighting fixtures is entering a lightcast mode, in which the at least one of a plurality of lighting fixtures emits a first lightcast signal via a light source of the at least one of a plurality of lighting fixtures;
monitor for the first lightcast signal provided by the at least one of a plurality of lighting fixtures via the light sensor;
effect generation of lightcast data based on receipt of the first lightcast signal; and
send the lightcast data via the communication interface; and
in a second mode:
receive user input via the user interface; and
based on the user input, send an instruction to the at least one of a plurality of lighting fixtures via the communication interface to control a light output level of the at least one of the plurality of lighting fixtures.

US Pat. No. 10,172,217

METHOD FOR CONFIGURING AN ELECTRONIC ELEMENT IN A LIGHTING SYSTEM, ELECTRONIC ELEMENT AND CONFIGURING SYSTEM

1. A method for configuring an electronic element (11) in a lighting system (9), the method comprises the following steps:providing a memory (120) in the electronic element (11) capable of storing configuration information when the electronic element (11) is in an unpowered state;
providing an electronic interface (110) for wireless communication in the electronic element based on a near field communication or a radio frequency identification communication;
retrieving the configuration information using a configuring device (12);
establishing a bidirectional channel of wireless communication between the configuring device and the electronic interface;
wirelessly transmitting energy from the configuring device to the electronic interface when the electronic element is in an unpowered state;
sending the retrieved configuration information from the configuring device (12) to the electronic interface (110) when the electronic element (11) is in an unpowered state;
storing the retrieved configuration information into said memory of the electronic element (11) when the electronic element (11) is in an unpowered state; and
after the storing step, providing power to the electronic element (11) and reading the configuration information from the memory of the electronic element (11) to configure the electronic element (11).

US Pat. No. 10,172,215

LED LAMP WITH REFRACTING OPTIC ELEMENT

Cree, Inc., Durham, NC (...

1. A LED lamp comprising:at least two LEDs providing light of at least two different spectral outputs; and
an optic element comprising a refracting entry surface disposed to receive the light from the at least two LEDs, the refracting entry surface comprising a plurality of refracting surfaces wherein the plurality of refracting surfaces comprise a plurality of convex refracting surfaces alternating with a plurality of concave refracting surfaces, the refracting entry surface refracting the light tangentially.

US Pat. No. 10,172,210

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING DRIVE CONDITIONS TO MAINTAIN PERCEIVED COLORS OVER CHANGES IN REFERENCE LUMINANCE

ABL IP Holding LLC, Atla...

18. A method of generating drive conditions for one or more light sources to maintain a desired color of a light emitted by the one or more light sources, as perceived by a human observer, over a change in a reference luminance, the method comprising:determining a corrected color that produces perception of the desired color, by a human observer, when a specific reference luminance is present;
determining drive conditions for the one or more light sources to produce the corrected color; and
determining the change in the reference luminance, wherein determining the change in the reference luminance comprises:
receiving, at a luminaire that includes the one or more light sources and an additional light source that supplies the reference luminance, a user input to change the reference luminance;
providing additional drive conditions, by the luminaire, to the additional light source to change the reference luminance;
and wherein determining the change in the reference luminance is based at least in part on a known response of the additional light source to the additional drive conditions.

US Pat. No. 10,172,206

COMPACT EMITTER FOR WARM DIMMING AND COLOR TUNABLE LAMP

LedEngin, Inc., San Jose...

1. An LED emitter comprising:a substrate having:
a body with a recess region formed therein;
a plurality of bonding pads disposed within the recess region, the plurality of bonding pads including a plurality of LED bonding pads and a plurality of supporting chip bonding pads;
an external power contact disposed outside the recess region;
a plurality of electrical paths disposed at least partially within the body of the substrate, the electrical paths connecting the external power contact to at least one of the supporting chip bonding pads and connecting a first subset of the supporting chip bonding pads to the plurality of LED bonding pads such that a supporting chip connected to the supporting chip bonding pads is operable to deliver different operating currents to different ones of the LEDs;
a plurality of LEDs disposed in the recess region and connected to the LED bonding pads;
a supporting chip disposed in the recess region and connected to the supporting chip bonding pads, the supporting chip including a driver circuit to generate different operating currents for the different ones of the LEDs, a control circuit to control operation of the driver circuit in response to an external control signal, and a programmable read-only memory to store a mapping between each of a plurality of states of the external control signal and a corresponding distribution of operating currents to be generated by the driver circuit; and
an optically transparent cover disposed over and sealed to the recess region.

US Pat. No. 10,172,198

LIGHTING SYSTEM, RELATED ELECTRONIC CONVERTER AND METHOD OF DESIGNING A LIGHTING SYSTEM

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting system comprising: an electronic converter comprising: two input terminals configured to receive an input voltage, a positive output terminal and a negative output terminal for providing a continuous output voltage, a transformer comprising a primary winding and a secondary winding, wherein a capacitor is connected between said primary winding and said secondary winding, wherein said primary winding is coupled to said two input terminals, a rectifier circuit, wherein the input of said rectifier circuit is connected to said secondary winding of said transformer, and an output filter circuit, wherein the input of said output filter circuit is connected to the output of said rectifier circuit, wherein the output of said output filter circuit provides said continuous output voltage; a lighting module comprising a positive input terminal and a negative input terminal, and a string of LEDs or laser diodes and a current regulator connected directly in series between said positive input terminal and said negative input terminal of said lighting module, wherein said string of LEDs or laser diodes is configured to be mounted on a substrate in a metallic material, whereby a parasitic capacitance is arranged between the lighting module and said substrate in a metallic material; and a switching stage comprising: a positive input terminal and a negative input terminal connected directly to the positive and negative output terminals of said electronic converter, and a positive output terminal and a negative output terminal connected directly to the positive and negative input terminals of said lighting module, wherein said positive input terminal is connected directly to said positive output terminal; a field effect transistor, wherein the drain of said transistor is connected directly to said negative output terminal and the source of said transistor is connected directly to said negative input terminal, a control unit configured to drive the gate of said transistor as a function of a dimming signal, and a diode, wherein the anode of said diode is connected directly to the negative output terminal of said switching stage and the cathode of said diode is connected directly to the positive output terminal of said switching stage.

US Pat. No. 10,172,197

DIMMABLE SINGLE-STAGE POWER CONVERTER WITH ADAPTIVE SWITCHING FREQUENCY CONTROL

DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR, INC...

1. A method for a circuit with adaptive switching frequency control, the method comprising:operating a controller of a dimmable single-stage power converter in pulse width modulation (PWM) mode at a first switching frequency level from a maximum dimming duty-ratio level until a first dimming duty-ratio level;
operating the controller in PWM mode, while reducing switching frequency from the first switching frequency level to a second switching frequency level, from the first dimming duty-ratio level until a second dimming duty-ratio level;
operating the controller in PWM mode at the second switching frequency level from the second dimming duty-ratio level until a current command (Vipk) falls below a predetermined low limit value; and
operating the controller in skip mode, while reducing the switching frequency from the second switching frequency level, until a minimum dimming duty-ratio level is reached.

US Pat. No. 10,172,190

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE HAVING IMPROVED CURRENT SPREADING EFFICIENCY, IMPROVED MECHANICAL RELIABILITY, OR SOME COMBINATION THEREOF

Seoul Viosys Co., Ltd., ...

1. A light emitting diode, comprising:a light emitting structure comprising a first conductivity type semiconductor layer and a plurality of mesas comprising a second conductivity type semiconductor layer disposed on the first conductivity type semiconductor layer and an active layer interposed between the first conductivity type semiconductor layer and the second conductivity type semiconductor layer, the first conductivity type semiconductor layer comprising an exposed region between the plurality of mesas;
a first electrode disposed on the first conductivity type semiconductor layer and electrically connected to the first conductivity type semiconductor layer;
a current blocking layer disposed on a portion of the plurality of mesas and a portion of the exposed region;
a transparent electrode layer disposed on a portion of the plurality of mesas and a portion of the exposed region, the transparent electrode layer partially covering the second conductivity type semiconductor layer and the current blocking layer; and
a second electrode disposed on the current blocking layer and the transparent electrode layer and electrically connected to the second conductivity type semiconductor layer,
wherein the current blocking layer comprises a connecting portion extending from a first mesa of the plurality of mesas to a second mesa of the plurality of mesas adjacent to the first mesa, and a protruding portion protruding from the connecting portion and disposed on the exposed region.

US Pat. No. 10,172,189

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MICROWAVE TREATMENT OF DIELECTRIC FILMS

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. An apparatus for thermal treatment of dielectric films on substrates comprising:a microwave applicator cavity to apply microwaves to a workpiece disposed within the microwave applicator cavity to heat the workpiece, the workpiece comprising a porous coating on a selected substrate;
a microwave power source to deliver power to the applicator cavity;
a jar located within the microwave applicator cavity and,
a dispenser located within the jar and positioned above the surface of the porous coating for introducing a controlled amount of a polar solvent into the porous coating immediately before heating by the microwave power.

US Pat. No. 10,172,187

INDUCTION HEATING COOKER

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An induction heating cooker comprising:heat resistant glass;
an induction coil unit located under the heat resistant glass to generate a magnetic field;
a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) provided outside the induction coil unit while being spaced apart from each other along a circumferential direction of the induction coil unit;
a printed circuit board, the plurality of LEDs being mounted on the printed circuit board;
a light blocking film provided on a lower surface of the heat resistant glass; and
a slit formed in the light blocking film and allowing light radiated from the plurality of LEDs to pass therethrough.

US Pat. No. 10,172,182

EFFICIENT OPERATION OF USER EQUIPMENT IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of operating a User Equipment, UE, in a wireless communication network, the UE being configured for Discontinuous Reception, DRX, operation with a DRX cycle having a DRX ON period in which the UE is in a DRX awake state and ready for reception and a DRX OFF period in which the UE is in a DRX sleep state, the method comprising:the UE determining whether an uplink packet to be transmitted is delay tolerant, where determining whether an uplink packet to be transmitted is delay tolerant is performed on a packet-by-packet basis by inspecting the packet below an Internet Protocol (IP) layer; and
in response to determining the uplink packet is delay tolerant, the UE delaying a request for an uplink transmission grant for the uplink packet until a DRX ON period of the UE, wherein delaying, when the uplink packet is regarded as delay tolerant, the request for the uplink transmission grant until the DRX ON period of the UE comprises directly controlling a timing of the transmission of the request for an uplink transmission grant to the DRX ON period;
wherein the UE has a primary packet buffer configured to store the uplink packet, and wherein delaying, when the uplink packet is regarded as delay tolerant, a request for an uplink transmission grant until a DRX ON period of the UE comprises:
temporarily storing the uplink packet in a packet pre-buffer; and
transferring the uplink packet from the packet pre-buffer into the primary packet buffer when the UE is in the DRX ON period, wherein a presence of an uplink packet in the primary packet buffer triggers transmission of the request for an uplink transmission grant.

US Pat. No. 10,172,175

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTERWORKING BETWEEN ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a first wireless communication interface configured to establish a first connection with another electronic device;
a second wireless communication interface configured to establish a second connection with the other electronic device; and
a processor operatively coupled with the first wireless communication interface and the second wireless communication interface, the processor configured to:
establish, by the first wireless communication interface, the first connection between the electronic device and the other electronic device;
perform a data communication with the other electronic device using the first connection;
obtain an interrupt while performing the data communication with the other electronic device using the first connection;
in response to obtaining the interrupt, determine a profile corresponding to the interrupt, wherein the profile is configured to allocate a system resource to the data communication;
in response to determining the profile, allocate the system resource to the data communication in accordance with the determined profile; and
perform the data communication with the other electronic device using the allocated system resource.

US Pat. No. 10,172,171

SYSTEM FOR CONNECTING A MOBILE DEVICE TO A WIRELESS NETWORK OF AN AIRCRAFT

AIRBUS OPERATIONS (S.A.S....

1. A system for connecting a mobile device to a wireless network of an aircraft, the network comprising a wireless access point, the system comprising:a management module installed in a secured area of the aircraft and linked to the wireless access point, the management module being configured to generate connection parameters and to configure the wireless access point according to the connection parameters, the management module further comprising a parameterizing unit configured to receive a predefined trigger event and to produce the connection parameters on reception of the trigger event, wherein the trigger event is a change of flight phase, such that the parameterizing unit is configured to produce new connection parameters for the wireless access point in response to the change of flight phase, and wherein the parameterizing unit is programmed to detect the trigger event by detecting a signal from an avionics interface that the airplane is entering a pre-flight phase, such that new connection parameters are generated on each flight, and
a wireless transmission module installed in the secured area and linked to the management module, the wireless transmission module being configured to deliver the connection parameters to the mobile device according to a range restricted to the secured area, the connection parameters being generated by the management module to allow the mobile device to be connected securely to the wireless network of the aircraft via the wireless access point;
wherein the wireless transmission module comprises a wireless transmission module near field communication (NFC) interface in the secured area, wherein the wireless transmission module is configured to deliver the connection parameters for the wireless access point to a mobile device NFC interface of the mobile device in the secured area using the wireless transmission module NFC interface.

US Pat. No. 10,172,166

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HANDLING E-RAB SWITCH PROBLEM FOR DUAL CONNECTIVITY IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for handling, by a master evolved NodeB (MeNB) in dual connectivity, evolved universal terrestrial radio access network (E-UTRAN) radio access bearer (E-RAB) switch failure for dual connectivity in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving an E-RAB modification confirm message including a list of E-RABs failed to be modified from a mobility management entity (MME);
keeping old general packet radio service (GPRS) tunneling protocol (GTP) tunnels for the E-RABs failed to be modified; and
triggering a secondary eNB (SeNB) release procedure or a SeNB modification procedure for releasing secondary cell group (SCG) bearers corresponding to the E-RABs failed to be modified.

US Pat. No. 10,172,164

SPATIAL REUSE WITH TRAINING IN RTS-CTS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

21. A method performed by a wireless device, the method comprising:decoding a received frame, the frame comprising either a request to send (RTS) frame or a clear to send (CTS) frame, an initial portion of the frame indicating a plurality of training fields (TRN-R) at an end of the frame; and
performing a clear channel assessment (CCA) for each receive (Rx) sector of a plurality of Rx sectors using the plurality of TRN-Rs.

US Pat. No. 10,172,161

USER APPARATUS, BASE STATION, AND CONTROL INFORMATION DETECTION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A user apparatus that communicates with a base station in a mobile communication system, comprising:a reception unit configured to receive a radio signal from the base station by a downlink control channel; and
a control information detection unit configured to detect control information, addressed to the user apparatus, mapped to a predetermined area in a time frequency resource of the downlink control channel by performing blind decoding in a plurality of candidate areas which are candidates of the predetermined area,
wherein the mobile communication system communicates using dual connectivity, and
wherein the control information detection unit performs the blind decoding in areas in which a part of areas is excluded from the plurality of candidate areas based on configuration information from a master base station (MeNB) of a plurality of base stations in the dual connectivity.

US Pat. No. 10,172,157

PUCCH MANAGEMENT FOR ENHANCED CARRIER AGGREGATION

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:receiving data via a first group of component carriers (CCs) of a plurality of groups of aggregated CCs, the first group of CCs corresponding to unlicensed or shared frequencies;
selecting a CC from at least two CCs of the first group of CCs for transmission on a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH), wherein the selection of the CC is based on at least an uplink-transmission clearance procedure performed on each of the at least two CCs, wherein the CC is furtherselected based on a first comparison of an earliest uplink subframe index associated with each of the at least two CCs or based on a second comparison of a cell index associated with each of the at least two CCs when the earliest uplink subframe index is the same for the at least two CCs; and
transmitting uplink information on the PUCCH via the selected CC to a base station.

US Pat. No. 10,172,153

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SCHEDULING UPLINK DATA IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for receiving uplink grant by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:generating a scheduling request (SR) corresponding to a logical channel, wherein the logical channel is mapped to an SR configuration which is configured by radio resource control (RRC);
transmitting, to a base station, the SR corresponding to the logical channel based on the SR configuration; and
receiving, from the base station, an uplink grant associated with an uplink resource for the logical channel, wherein the uplink resource for the logical channel is allocated to the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,172,147

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ALLOCATING RADIO RESOURCES FOR UPLINK TRANSMISSION IN CELLULAR NETWORKS

TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A., M...

1. A method for allocating, in a wireless communications network, radio resources for uplink transmissions, the method comprising:selecting, among said radio resources, an allocation group comprising an ordered succession of radio resources available for allocation from a first radio resource to a last radio resource; and
iteratively performing:
selection of the last radio resource of the allocation group, each last radio resource taking, at each iteration, a position in the ordered succession lower than a position taken in the ordered succession by the last radio resource of an immediately previous iteration,
estimation of a signal to interference-plus-noise ratio per radio resource of the allocation group according to a number of radio resources of the allocation group, from the first to the last radio resources of the allocation group, and according to history transmissions information, the estimation of the signal to interference-plus-noise ratio including multiplying the signal to interference-plus-noise ratio by a scaling factor that is based on a number of radio resources in the allocation group, and
until the signal to interference-plus-noise ratio per radio resource is higher than a predetermined signal to interference-plus-noise ratio, allocation of the radio resources from said first to said last radio resources of the allocation group.

US Pat. No. 10,172,141

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM FOR HIERARCHICAL MANAGEMENT OF MOBILE DEVICE NOTIFICATIONS

International Business Ma...

1. A system comprising:a notification controller comprising one or more processors; and
a memory storing code that is executable by the notification controller to:
determine a context for a plurality of mobile devices;
determine, for the context, a hierarchical ranking for the plurality of mobile devices wherein a first mobile device of the plurality of mobile devices is higher-ranked than at least one second mobile device of the plurality of mobile devices; and
communicate a command selected by the higher-ranked first mobile device to modify a detectability of one or more notification settings of the at least one second mobile device that is lower-ranked than the first mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,172,140

METHOD AND RADIO NETWORK FOR MANAGING PRECODER REPORTS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, performed by a radio network node, for managing precoder reports from a set of user equipments served by the radio network node, wherein each of the precoder reports indicates a precoder selected, by a respective user equipment of the set of user equipments, to be used by the radio network node for transmission to the respective user equipment, wherein the method comprises:receiving, in a first time interval, a first set of precoder reports from the set of user equipments;
receiving, in a second time interval, a second set of precoder reports from the set of user equipments;
determining a first distribution of precoders for the set of user equipments and a second distribution of precoders for the set of user equipments, wherein the precoders in the first distribution are indicated by the first set of precoder reports and the precoders in the second distribution are indicated by the second set of precoder reports, whereby a change in distribution of precoders for the set of user equipments is detected, wherein the change indicates difference in distribution between the first time interval and the second time interval;
for each received precoder report in the first time interval, mapping each respective precoder, indicated by said received precoder report in the first time interval, to a respective direction towards the respective user equipment; and
determining a first average direction for the set of user equipments in the first time interval based on the respective directions; and wherein the method comprises:
for each received precoder report in the second time interval, mapping each respective precoder, indicated by said each received precoder report in the second time interval, to a respective direction towards the respective user equipment; and
determining a second average direction for the set of user equipments in the second time interval based on the respective directions.

US Pat. No. 10,172,138

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. A wireless communication method, comprising:establishing a WIFI channel and a Bluetooth channel between a first communication device and a second communication device;
detecting a communication distance between the first communication device and the second communication device; and
transmitting multimedia data between the first communication device and the second communication device through the WIFI channel and transmitting a control command between the first communication device and the second communication device through the Bluetooth channel, when the communication distance between the first communication device and the second communication device is less than or equal to a distance threshold,
wherein the step of transmitting the multimedia data through the WIFI channel when the communication distance is less than or equal to the distance threshold further comprises:
detecting a strength of a WIFI signal when the communication distance between the first communication device and the second communication device is less than or equal to the distance threshold;
directly using, when it is determined according to the strength of the WIFI signal that the WIFI channel is available, the WIFI channel to transmit the multimedia data; and
switching, when it is determined according to the strength of the WIFI signal that the WIFI channel is unavailable, to the Bluetooth channel and transmitting the multimedia data through the Bluetooth channel,
wherein the step of transmitting the control command through the Bluetooth channel when the communication distance between the first communication device and the second communication device is less than or equal to a distance threshold comprises:
detecting a strength of a Bluetooth signal when the communication distance between the first communication device and the second communication device is less than or equal to the distance threshold;
directly using, when it is determined according to the strength of the Bluetooth signal that the Bluetooth channel is available, the Bluetooth channel to transmit the control command; and
switching, when it is determined according to the strength of the Bluetooth signal that the Bluetooth channel is unavailable, to the WIFI channel and transmitting the control command through the WIFI channel by:
adding additional control command that needs to be transmitted to a head of a WIFI transmission queue, and
transmitting data according to the WIFI transmission queue.

US Pat. No. 10,172,136

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR STABILIZING WIRELESS WAN INTERFACE

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

12. A system for controlling a wireless wide area network (WWAN) modem configured to attach to at least one cellular network, the system comprising:at least one memory configured to store computer-executable instructions; and
at least one processor coupled to the at least one memory and configured, when executing the computer-executable instructions, to:
querying the modem in a plurality of instances, wherein each instance of the plurality of instances comprises:
determine values for a plurality of variables that describe an operational state of the modem relative to the at least one cellular network; and
increment a counter responsive to determining that the determined values satisfy a predefined first set of criteria, wherein satisfying the predefined first set of criteria indicates an impending failure of the modem; and
responsive to the value of the counter reaching a predefined number of instances that is greater than one, automatically perform a first action on the modem that comprises temporarily disrupting provision of power to the modem.

US Pat. No. 10,172,134

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING CONTROL SIGNAL FOR MERGING CARRIERS IN TRANSMISSION

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for receiving ACK/NACK information in a wireless access system supporting a carrier aggregation scheme, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) and comprising:receiving a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) including downlink control information (DCI) from a base station (BS) on a first component carrier (CC), wherein the DCI includes a carrier indicator field (CIF) indicating a second CC and scheduling information;
transmitting, to the BS, uplink data on the second CC indicated by the CIF through a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) based on the scheduling information; and
receiving ACK/NACK information for the PUSCH from the BS on the first CC, where the PDCCH has been received,
wherein the first CC and the second CC are included in a plurality of CCs which are assigned to the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,172,132

MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND USER EQUIPMENT

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A mobile communication system comprising:a first base station;
a second base station; and
a user equipment connected to the first base station as a master base station,
wherein when a random access procedure toward a cell of the second base station is triggered at the user equipment, the user equipment performs a contention based random access procedure on a secondary cell of the second base station, based upon one of
(a) selecting the secondary cell on which a random access signal is to be transmitted in accordance with an instruction from the first base station;
(b) selecting the secondary cell on which the random access signal is to be transmitted using implicit information in the user equipment; and
(c) determining autonomously at the user equipment the secondary cell on which the random access signal is to be transmitted,
wherein based on the user equipment receiving, from the first base station, a changing instruction that instructs to change a secondary cell of the second base station for the random access procedure, the user equipment stops the ongoing contention based random access procedure toward the second base station.

US Pat. No. 10,172,124

CARRIER SELECTION IN A MULTI-CARRIER WIRELESS NETWORK

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a wireless device from a base station, one or more messages comprising configuration parameters of a cell, wherein the configuration parameters comprise:
a first value for a first timer; and
a second value for a second timer;
starting, based on the first value and a medium-access control (MAC) control element (CE), the first timer;
receiving, via a primary cell, downlink control information (DCI), wherein the DCI comprises a field indicating an activation for a secondary cell;
starting, based on the second value and the DCI, the second timer; and
activating, while the first timer and the second timer are both running, the secondary cell.

US Pat. No. 10,172,067

BYPASSING EXTERNAL PACKET DATA NETWORKS IN MOBILE-TO-MOBILE COMMUNICATION

Nokia of America Corporat...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a first gateway of a core network from a source user equipment, an uplink packet addressed to a target user equipment;
receiving, at the first gateway from a mobility management entity (MME), a request to pair the source user equipment and the target user equipment to form a pairing between the source user equipment and the target user equipment;
storing information indicating the pairing at the first gateway in response to receiving the request; and
routing, at the first gateway, the received uplink packet to the target user equipment on a communication path that bypasses an external packet data network that is connected to the first gateway, wherein receiving the request to pair the source user equipment and the target user equipment comprises receiving an uplink packet including globally unique identifiers of the source user equipment and the target user equipment, and wherein storing the information indicating the pairing comprises storing the globally unique identifiers and a corresponding pairing identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,171,985

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DATA SHARING

Ginko LLC, Brighton, MI ...

1. A method for data sharing between devices in a network, comprising:identifying user data associated with a user device of a user, the user data comprising at least one of a name, an address, a phone number, or an email address;
determining a first current location of the user device;
identifying, while a detection activation toggle is enabled at the user device, potential contact devices including a potential contact device of a potential contact that is associated with contact data,
the identifying being based on a predefined detection preference and based on a second current location of the potential contact device being located within a proximity range relative to the second current location of the user device;
receiving, from the user device, a request for the user to become a contact with the potential contact,
the request comprising a first permission setting that is a permission setting,
the permission setting being a first value or a second value that is set by a permitting user,
the first value indicating that a subset of user data of the permitting user is to be shared with a permitted user,
the second value indicating that none of the user data of the permitting user is to be shared with the permitted user and that only chats are allowed from the permitted user to the permitting user, and
with respect to the first permission setting, the user being the permitting user and the potential contact being the permitted user;
sending, based on the request, a communication to the potential contact device to initiate data exchange; and
in response to receiving an acceptance of the communication, the acceptance including a second permission setting:
setting the user as a contact of the potential contact,
the subset of the user data being viewable to the potential contact in a case that the first permission setting being the first value; and
setting the potential contact as a contact of the user,
the contact data being viewable to the user in a case that the second permission setting being the first value.

US Pat. No. 10,171,898

CUP

ATAKE DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY ...

1. A cup, which comprising:a cup body, a top part of the cup body comprising a rim,
a cup lid, the cup lid comprising a bottom cover and a top cover connected with a top end of the bottom cover, and a bottom end of the bottom cover being connected with the rim, the top cover being fixed with the top end of the bottom cover through a rotary clamping structure, the rotary clamping structure comprising a clamping block located at the bottom cover, and a sliding rail located at the top cover, the sliding rail comprising an importing part formed along an axial direction of the top cover and a clamping groove part formed along a periphery direction of the top cover, the clamping block being configured to slide into the importing part along the clamping groove part of the sliding rail, and the bottom cover and the top cover cooperatively forming a sealed mounting cavity; and
an audio broadcast device, the audio broadcast device being assembled in the mounting cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,171,871

LOCATION PROFILING

DISH Technologies L.L.C.,...

1. A method, comprising:storing, at a television receiver, a listing that specifies one or more approved transponder identifiers and one or more signal strengths corresponding to one or more satellite transponders signals from one or more satellite transponders, the one or more satellite transponders signals comprising one or more satellite broadcast television signals, wherein the television receiver only decodes transmissions from the one or more satellite transponders corresponding to the specified one or more approved transponder identifiers and does not decode transmissions from other satellite transponders;
detecting, by the television receiver, the one or more satellite transponders signals from the one or more satellite transponders corresponding to the specified one or more approved transponder identifiers and one or more additional satellite transponders signals from one or more additional satellite transponders;
receiving, at the television receiver, a command from a service provider to access the listing stored at the television receiver;
querying, based on the command, a memory location of the television receiver that is associated with the listing, to obtain each transponder identifier and associated signal strength within the listing; and
initiating a transmission process to cause transmission of a message that includes a representation of at least two transponder identifiers and associated signal strengths for transmission over a network interface of the television receiver to a computing system that is configured to estimate a geographic location of the television receiver based on the at least two transponder identifiers and associated signal strengths, where:
the at least two transponder identifiers comprises: at least one transponder identifier corresponding to the one or more satellite transponders, and at least one transponder identifier corresponding to the one or more additional satellite transponders detected; and
when the message is not successfully transmitted after a predetermined passage of time, a smartcard of the television receiver is disabled to disrupt service.

US Pat. No. 10,171,860

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING, RECEIVING AND USING INTERACTIVE INFORMATION

DISH Technologies L.L.C.,...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving a data stream from a service provider at a client receiver, wherein the data stream includes a television program to be broadcasted on a first television channel, and wherein the television program includes a first data segment and a second data segment;
receiving, at the client receiver, a first metadata describing at least one attribute of the first data segment;
receiving, at the client receiver, a second metadata describing at least one attribute of the second data segment;
receiving a search criterion at the client receiver, wherein the search criterion is provided by a user of the client receiver;
in response to receiving the search criterion, determining, by the client receiver, that the search criterion matches at least a portion of the first metadata and that the search criterion matches at least a portion of the second metadata;
determining, by the client receiver, a first weighting score for the first data segment using the first metadata and the search and a second weighting score for the second data segment using the second metadata and the search, wherein a weighting score represents a relevancy of a data segment as compared to other data segments;
receiving, by the client receiver, an input from the user to tune the client receiver to a dedicated television channel for viewing the first and second data segments, wherein the dedicated television channel is different than the first television channel;
tuning the client receiver to the dedicated television channel based on the received input;
upon being tuned to the dedicated channel, automatically displaying, by the client receiver, the first data segment and the second data segment, wherein the first data segment and the second data segment are displayed in an order based on the first weighting score and the second weighting score.

US Pat. No. 10,171,746

DRONE WITH A FRONT-VIEW CAMERA WITH SEGMENTATION OF THE SKY IMAGE FOR AUTO-EXPOSURE CONTROL

Parrot Drones, Paris (FR...

1. A drone (10) comprising:a camera (14) linked to the drone body, comprising:
a hemispheric-field lens of the fisheye type, pointing in a fixed direction with respect to the drone body;
a digital sensor collecting the image (I) formed by the lens; and
a dynamic exposure control mechanism that automatically controls the sensor exposure;
an inertial measurement device (16), adapted to measure the Euler angles (?, ?, ?) characterizing the instantaneous attitude of the drone with respect to an absolute terrestrial reference system and delivering as an output current drone attitude data;
a processor; and
a non-transitory computer readable memory storing an extractor module, a control module, a reprojection module and an analysis module, which when executed by the processor:
the extractor module (52), is adapted to define, in said image (I) formed by the lens over the extent of the sensor, the position of a capture area (ZC) of reduced size;
the control module (48, 50, 52), receiving as an input the current drone attitude data and is adapted to dynamically modify the position and the orientation of the capture area (ZC) in said image (I) in a direction opposite to that of the changes of values of the angles measured by the inertial measurement device;
the reprojection module (52), receiving as an input image data, formed of pixels or macropixels, of a useful area (ZUB) extracted from the capture area (ZC), delivers as an output corresponding straightened image data (ZUR), compensated for the geometric distortions introduced by the fisheye lens; and
the analysis module is adapted to define a plurality of regions of interest ROIs (ROI1 . . . ROI9; ROI(i,j)) distributed over the useful area, and to control the dynamic exposure control mechanism as a function of the respective image data contained in a thumbnail coming from the useful area, in each ROI,characterized in that the analysis module is moreover adapted to:analyse said current image data of the useful area so as to assign to each of these data elements a weighting coefficient representative of a probability of belonging to the sky;
dynamically define at each image a boundary of segmentation (F) of the useful area between a sky area and a ground area, as a function of the weighting coefficients assigned to each image data element;
define two distinct groups of ROIs, for the sky area and for the ground area, respectively; and
control the dynamic exposure control mechanism as a function of the respective image data elements contained in the thumbnail coming from the useful area, in ROIs of one of said selected groups.

US Pat. No. 10,171,548

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EFFICIENT ENRICHMENT OF UPPER LAYER PROTOCOL CONTENT IN TRANSMISSION CONTROL PROGRAM (TCP) BASED SESSIONS

Mavenir Systems, Inc., R...

1. A network element for processing message flow of a network comprising:an access network interface unit configured to send and receive communications from a mobile device; and
a processor with a memory associated with the network interface unit and adapted to:
receive as Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP1 Request from a mobile device and identify if the HTTP Request needs to be enriched;
if so, create a Redirect uniform resource locator (URL) including: i) an original requested URL; and ii) a Substitution String following the original requested URL; and
send the Redirect URL back to the mobile device;
wherein the size of the Substitution String equals a predicted size of an Enriched Header if the network element were to enrich the HTTP Request.

US Pat. No. 10,171,534

PLACESHIFTING OF ADAPTIVE MEDIA STREAMS

DISH TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.,...

1. A method executable by a home device to placeshift an adaptive media stream comprising a plurality of segments to a remote device via a network, the method comprising:establishing a connection with the remote device via the network;
receiving, by the home device, a series of segment requests from the remote device via the connection, wherein each of the series of segment requests identifies one of the plurality of segments of the adaptive media stream available from a content source, wherein the segments identified in the segment requests are selected by the remote device;
obtaining, by the home device, the segment that is identified in each of the series of segment requests from the content source; and
forwarding each of the obtained segments from the home device to the remote device to thereby allow the remote device to assemble each of the identified segments of the adaptive media stream for playback on the remote device.

US Pat. No. 10,171,470

TECHNIQUES FOR SECURE DEBUGGING AND MONITORING

NetIQ Corporation, Provo...

1. A method, comprising:obtaining, by executable instructions that execute on a hardware processor, selections that identify a debugging level of detail for debugging a resource controlled by a service, wherein obtaining further includes: verifying the selections are permissible based on a principal identity for the principal and a service identity for the service and enforcing a policy for determining whether the selections are permissible for the principal;
providing, by the executable instructions, a token to a principal associated with the selections, wherein providing further includes generating the token as a security token that defines a limited scope of usage for a single session of the principal and includes a limited time to live;
validating, by the executable instructions, the principal in response to the token being presented by the service; and
identifying, by the executable instructions, the debugging level of detail for the service from the token.

US Pat. No. 10,171,414

METHOD FOR ALLOCATING INTERNET PROTOCOL ADDRESSES TO CLIENTS OF A NETWORK AND CORRESPONDING APPARATUS

INTERDIGITAL CE PATENT HO...

1. A method for allocation of Internet Protocol addresses to network devices in a communication network to avoid Internet Protocol session discontinuity for the network devices, wherein said communication network comprises an Internet Protocol address server and a memory and said method is implemented by said Internet Protocol address server, said method comprising:receiving, from a first network device of said network devices in said communication network, a request for attribution of an Internet Protocol address to a Media Access Control address, the request comprising said Media Access Control address;
retrieving information from the memory to determine if an Internet Protocol address is attributed to the Media Access Control address;
if an Internet Protocol address is not attributed to the Media Access Control address, applying a Media Access Control address translation to the Media Access Control address, to obtain a translated Media Access Control address;
retrieving information from the memory to determine if an Internet Protocol address is attributed to the translated Media Access Control address; and
if an Internet Protocol address is attributed to the translated Media Access Control address, retrieving from the memory the Internet Protocol address attributed to the translated Media Access Control address and transmitting, to said first network device, the Internet Protocol address attributed to the translated Media Access Control address.

US Pat. No. 10,171,413

SECURE ELECTRONICS MAIL SYSTEM

CIRIUS MESSAGING INC., V...

1. A secure messaging system comprising:a server system including a processor configured to execute a secure messaging service program; and
a sender computing device including a processor configured to:
receive input of a message from a sender;
receive input of a send command from the sender to send the message to a recipient designated by the sender; and
send the message over a secure channel to the server system;
wherein the server system is configured to:
receive the message;
store the message in encrypted form;
generate a substitute message after receiving the message, said substitute message lacking at least some message content of the message, and including:
a link that provides functionality to authenticate a recipient and to securely retrieve the message from the server system; and
a message access key including a message identifier that identifies a unique location of the message on the server system and a service host identifier indicating to the recipient a network accessible address of the server system at which the message is stored; and
transmit the substitute message to the sender computing device via the secure channel;
wherein the sender computing device is further configured to:
send the substitute message from the sender computing device to a third party application server for transmission to a recipient computing device, wherein the substitute message is transmitted from the sender computing device to the third party application server over a secure channel; and
wherein the server system is further configured to:
receive a request for access to the message stored at the server system from the recipient computing device, the request being generated based on the message access key in the link in the substitute message; and
transmit the message to the recipient computing device via a secure communications protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,171,262

METHOD FOR PROVISIONING OF ROOM AUTOMATION COMPONENTS OF A BUILDING AUTOMATION

Siemens Schweiz AG, Zuri...

1. A method for provisioning and configuring room automation components of a building automation system with a configuration unit, the method comprising:assigning a unique, temporary address by the configuration unit to each room automation component during an installation of the room automation components;
defining a unique recognition code for each room automation component of the room automation components and a respective associated temporary address based on the respective associated temporary address, which is transferred to a respective room automation component;
instructing installed room automation components by the configuration unit in a configuration mode to send out their unique recognition code, respectively;
sending each respective recognition code of the respective room automation component established aided by a mobile unit to the configuration unit for identification; and
indicating optically on the mobile unit each identified room automation component which is selectable for further configuration, after successful identification and association with the associated temporary address.

US Pat. No. 10,171,180

FIBER OPTIC COMMUNICATIONS AND POWER NETWORK

Radius Universal, LLC, L...

1. A method for providing power and data communication for at least one client end device, comprising:connecting at least one fiber optic cable of a fiber optic network from an external remote data source to a power insertion device, wherein the power insertion device is connected to a source of mains power;
converting, by the power insertion device, the mains power to low voltage power, wherein the low voltage power is approximately 60 volts or less;
delivering, via at least one hybrid cable and via at least one connection interface device, the low voltage power from the power insertion device to the at least one client end device, wherein the at least one connection interface device is connected to the power insertion device via the at least one hybrid cable, wherein the at least one hybrid cable comprises at least one fiber optic line and at least one low voltage power line, and wherein the at least one connection interface device is configure to request power in a first mode of operation and to leech power from power being provided to the at least one client end device in a second mode of operation; and
communicating, between the at least one client end device and the external remote data source, digital data via the at least one fiber optic line of the at least one hybrid cable and via the at least one fiber optic cable of the fiber optic network.

US Pat. No. 10,171,160

ACCESSING LP TRANSPONDERS WITH CP TERMINALS VIA WAVEFRONT MULTIPLEXING TECHNIQUES

SPATIAL DIGITAL SYSTEMS, ...

1. A satellite communications system for communicating at a first frequency slot with a first pair of satellite transponders in linear polarization format and a second pair of satellite transponders in linear polarization format, the satellite communications system comprising:a first terminal configured for receiving at least one first input signal including a first pilot signal, processing the at least one first input signal, outputting a first output signal, and concurrently radiating the first output signal at the first frequency slot to the first pair of satellite transponders via a first beam in right-hand circularly polarized format and to the second pair of satellite transponders via a second beam in right-hand circularly polarized format;
a second terminal configured for receiving at least one second input signal including a second pilot signal, processing the at least one second input signal, outputting a second output signal, and concurrently radiating the second output signal in the first frequency slot to the first pair of satellite transponders via a third beam in left-hand circularly polarized format and to the second pair of satellite transponders via a fourth beam in left-hand circularly polarized format; and
a station configured for receiving first and second satellite signals from the first pair of satellite transponders, third and fourth satellite signals from the second pair of satellite transponders, each of the first, second, third, and fourth satellite signals comprising a linear combination of the first output signal and the second output signal, the station comprising:
a multi-beam antenna configured for receiving the first, second, third, and fourth satellite signals;
a set of frequency-down-converters coupled to the multi-beam antenna and configured for receiving and frequency-down-converting the first, second, third, and fourth satellite signals and outputting a set of down-converted signals;
an equalization unit coupled to the set of frequency-down-converters and configured for receiving and equalizing the down-converted signals and outputting equalized signals;
a wavefront de-multiplexer coupled to the equalization unit and configured for receiving the equalized signals, performing a wavefront de-multiplexing transformation on the equalized signals, and outputting at least one first recovered signal and at least one second recovered signal, the at least one first recovered signal being a recovered version of the at least one first input signal and including a first recovered pilot signal, the at least one second recovered signal being a recovered version of the at least one second input signal and including a second recovered pilot signal, the first and second recovered pilot signals being recovered versions of the first and second pilot signals, respectively; and
an optimizer configured for optimizing orthogonality of the wavefront de-multiplexer using the first and second recovered pilot signals.

US Pat. No. 10,170,996

DIODE CONDUCTION SENSOR

WITRICITY CORPORATION, W...

1. A system, comprising:a body diode conduction sensor configured for coupling to a switching element, the sensor comprising:
first and second voltage divider networks coupled to a voltage source;
a detection diode coupled to the switching element and to the first voltage divider network, wherein the detection diode is conductive at times corresponding to body diode conduction of the switching element decreasing a DC average voltage at an output node of the first voltage divider network; and
an output for a differential output voltage coupled to the first and second voltage divider networks having an output signal corresponding to a time of the body diode conduction of the switching element.

US Pat. No. 10,170,792

POLYALKOXYSILOXANE CATHOLYTES FOR HIGH VOLTAGE LITHIUM BATTERIES

Seeo, Inc., Hayward, CA ...

1. A polymer composition, comprising:an ordered nanostructure comprising a matrix of:
first domains formed by an association of first polymers; and
second domains formed by an association of second polymers;
wherein the first polymers and the second polymers form block copolymers, wherein the first polymers form first blocks and the second polymers form second blocks; and
wherein the first blocks comprise one or more polyalkoxysiloxane polymers comprising:

wherein R is selected from the group consisting of alkanes, cyclic alkanes, alkenes, cyclic alkenes, aromatics, and substituted aromatics;
R1 is selected from the group consisting of —CN, —SO3?M+, —PO4?M+, CO2?M+, —N(R)3+X?, linear carbonates, linear phosphonates, linear phosphates, sulfonates, and cyclic carbamates;
X? is selected from the group consisting of TFSI, BF4?, PF6?, BOB?, FAP?, BETI?, and TCB?;
M+ is an alkali or alkaline metal ion; and
v ranges from 1 to 100; and
wherein the second blocks comprise polystyrene.

US Pat. No. 10,170,791

HIGH-VOLTAGE LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A lithium secondary battery comprising:a cathode;
an anode;
a separator, wherein the separator is a porous polymer film or a porous nonwoven fabric; and
a gel polymer electrolyte,
wherein the gel polymer electrolyte comprises an acrylate-based polymer,
wherein the cathode comprises a cathode active material consisting of any one selected from the group consisting of compounds of Chemical Formulas 1, 3, LiFePO4 and a mixture of two or more thereof:
Li[LixNiaCobMnc]O2  
(where 0 Li1+aCoxM1?xAX4  
(where M is one or more elements selected from the group consisting of Al, magnesium (Mg), Ni, Co, manganese (Mn), Ti, gallium (Ga), copper (Cu), vanadium (V), niobium (Nb), Zr, cerium (Ce), indium (In), zinc (Zn), and yttrium (Y), X is one or more elements selected from the group consisting of oxygen (O), fluorine (F), and nitrogen (N), A is P, S, or a mixed element thereof, 0?a?0.2, and 0.5?x?1),
wherein the gel polymer electrolyte is formed by in-situ polymerization in the lithium secondary battery of a composition consisting of an electrolyte solution solvent, an ionizable lithium salt, a polymerization initiator, and a monomer selected from the group consisting of ditrimethylolpropane tetraacrylate, dipentaerythritol pentaacrylate, dipentaerythritol hexaacrylate, and a mixture of two or more thereof, wherein the electrolyte solution solvent is linear carbonate, cyclic carbonate, or a combination thereof, and
wherein the anode comprises an anode active material comprising a carbon material.

US Pat. No. 10,170,780

FURNACE WITH AN INTEGRATED FLAME ASSISTED FUEL CELL FOR COMBINED HEATING AND POWER

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, Syr...

1. A fuel fired furnace system comprising:a plurality of in-shot burners;
a plurality of flues;
a blower; and
an integrated flame-assisted fuel cell (FFC) module comprising an anode-supported flame-assisted fuel cell positioned in between and connected to a first mixing chamber and a second mixing chamber, wherein the anode-supported flame-assisted fuel cell comprises a cathode disposed on an anode,
wherein the first mixing chamber is connected to each of the plurality of in-shot burners on a front side of the first mixing chamber and connected to the anode-supported flame assisted fuel cell on a back side of the first mixing chamber,
wherein the second mixing chamber is connected to the anode-supported flame assisted fuel cell on a front side of the second mixing chamber and has a plurality of openings on a back side of the second mixing chamber that each feed one of the plurality of flues,
wherein the plurality of in-shot burners are configured to fire a fuel-rich flame into the first mixing chamber and supply the anode of the anode-supported flame assisted fuel cell with an un-used portion of fuel via the first mixing chamber,
wherein the un-used portion of fuel includes: unburned, un-oxidized residual fuel and partially-oxidized residual fuel;
wherein the FFC module is not sealed in a combustor such that it is open to ambient air,
wherein the cathode is configured and located to receive an oxidant from the ambient air,
wherein the plurality of flues are configured to receive the un-used portion of fuel from the second mixing chamber and receive the oxidant from an area outside of the second mixing chamber,
wherein the fuel fired furnace system is configured such that the un-used portion of fuel and oxidant react upon entering the plurality of flues thereby generating heat within the plurality of flues; and
wherein the blower is configured to blow air over the plurality of flues to facilitate heat exchange between the air and the plurality of flues.

US Pat. No. 10,170,333

GUARD RING STRUCTURE OF SEMICONDUCTOR ARRANGEMENT

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A semiconductor arrangement, comprising:a first guard ring surrounding at least a portion of a device, the first guard ring comprising:
a first guard ring portion; and
a second guard ring portion, the second guard ring portion being discontinuous from the first guard ring portion and the first guard ring portion coupled to the second guard ring portion by a first metal layer; and
a first poly layer over the first guard ring.

US Pat. No. 10,169,891

PRODUCING THREE-DIMENSIONAL REPRESENTATION BASED ON IMAGES OF A PERSON

Electronic Arts Inc., Re...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a processing device, a first polygonal mesh representing a human body part, wherein the first polygonal mesh is compliant with a target application topology;
receiving a second polygonal mesh representing the human body part, wherein the second polygonal mesh is derived from a plurality of images of a person;
detecting an anatomical feature within an image of the plurality of images;
projecting, using a camera transformation matrix, the detected anatomical feature onto the second polygonal mesh; and
aligning the first polygonal mesh and the second polygonal mesh in view of a position of the anatomical feature.

US Pat. No. 10,169,888

BACKGROUND CORRECTION FOR COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY SCAN DATA

Shenyang Neusoft Medical ...

1. A background correction method for CT scan data, the method comprising:performing a first background collection to collect a first background data set before X-rays are emitted to start a CT scan, and recording status information corresponding to the first background data set, wherein the status information comprises a time;
performing the CT scan to collect one or more CT scan data sets, and recording status information corresponding to each of the CT scan data sets;
performing a second background collection to collect a second background data set after completing the CT scan when the X-rays are not emitted, and recording status information corresponding to the second background data set;
performing a time-based interpolation operation to obtain a background data set corresponding to each of the collected CT scan data sets by using the first background data set and the second background data set, comprising:

wherein DataBack(j) represents the background data set corresponding to a j-th CT scan data set DataScan(j) collected during the CT scan, j=1:M, and M represents a number of the CT scan data sets collected during the CT scan;
TimeXrayj represents a time for collecting the j-th CT scan data set DataScan(j);
DataBack 1 represents the first background data set;
TimeBack1 represents a time for collecting the first background data set DataBack 1;
DataBack 2 represents the second background data set; and
TimeBack2 represents a time for collecting the second background data set DataBack 2; and
removing the background data set corresponding to each of the collected CT scan data sets from each of the collected CT scan data sets to obtain a background-corrected CT scan data set.

US Pat. No. 10,168,701

MULTI-PURPOSED SELF-PROPELLED DEVICE

SPHERO, INC., Boulder, C...

1. A self-propelled device comprising:a wireless interface;
a housing comprising an inner surface;
a carrier disposed within the housing;
a propulsion mechanism disposed within the housing and supported by the carrier, wherein the propulsion mechanism comprises a motor and a wheel engaged with an inner wall of the housing to propel the housing;
a biasing mechanism comprising: a left portal axle and a right portal axle, the left portal axle and the right portal axle each being mounted to and extending from a top surface of the carrier at opposing ends of the carrier, the biasing mechanism including at least one spring causing each of the left portal axle and the right portal axle to exert a continuous force against an inner surface of the housing to actively force the wheel to continuously engage the inner wall;
a gyroscope supported on the carrier;
a camera mounted to the gyroscope; and
one or more processors to execute an instruction set, causing the self-propelled device to:
using the camera, generate a video feed;
transmit the video feed to a controller device remote from the self-propelled device via the wireless interface;
receive an input from the controller device indicating an object or location in the video feed; and
in response to the input, initiate an autonomous mode to autonomously operate the propulsion mechanism to propel the self-propelled device towards the object or location.

US Pat. No. 10,168,309

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AN ARRAY OF SENSORS ON A SINGLE CHIP

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, C...

1. A method for manufacturing one or more nanoparticle gas sensors on a single chip, which sensors are configured to detect at least one type of gas, the method comprising:providing a first semiconductor layer on top of a substrate layer;
transferring an etching pattern to the first semiconductor layer;
etching the first semiconductor layer to form a plurality of semiconductor electrodes; and
depositing either (a) first metal oxide nanoparticles and second metal oxide nanoparticles on a first subset of the plurality of semiconductor electrodes or (b) third metal oxide nanoparticles and first metal nanoparticles on the first subset of semiconductor electrodes, to generate a layer for at least some of the one or more nanoparticle gas sensors which adsorbs a first type of gas and a first interfering compound.

US Pat. No. 10,168,029

REPLACEABLE CEILING FITTING MOUNTED QUICKLY

Dong Guan Bright Yinhuey ...

1. A ceiling fitting comprising:a base;
a mounting bracket mounted on the base;
a lampshade mounted on the base;
a lighting assembly located between the base and the lampshade; and
two fasteners locked onto the base and the mounting bracket and detachably locked onto the lampshade;
wherein:
the base has a peripheral wall provided with two fixing holes;
the mounting bracket is provided with two mounting holes formed on two opposite ends thereof;
the lampshade has an inner wall provided with two locking members;
each of the two locking members is provided with a mounting slot which has a first end provided with a guiding portion and a second end provided with a restriction portion which has a locking groove;
each of the two fasteners includes a threaded rod and a nut;
the threaded rod of each of the two fasteners is screwed into one of the two mounting holes of the mounting bracket and one of the two fixing holes of the base to affix the mounting bracket to the base;
the nut of each of the two fasteners protrudes outward from the peripheral wall of the base;
when the lampshade is mounted on the base, the nut of each of the two fasteners aligns with the mounting slot of one of the two locking members;
the nut of each of the two fasteners is slidable in the guiding portion and the restriction portion of the mounting slot of one of the two locking members;
when the lampshade is rotated relative to the base, the nut of each of the two fasteners is introduced into the mounting slot of one of the two locking members; and
the nut of each of the two fasteners is inserted through the guiding portion into the restriction portion of one of the two locking members and is locked in the locking groove of the restriction portion.

US Pat. No. 10,167,916

BRAKE PAD WEAR SENSOR

TRW Automotive U.S. LLC, ...

1. A brake pad wear sensing system for measuring brake pad wear for a vehicle disc brake system, the brake pad wear measuring system comprising:a brake pad wear sensor comprising an RF communication circuit for transmitting an RF signal including brake pad wear data; and
a vehicle-based receiver comprising an RF communication circuit for receiving the brake pad wear data in the RF signal transmitted by the wear sensor, wherein the vehicle-based receiver is operatively connected to a vehicle-based main controller, the vehicle-based receiver transmitting the brake pad wear data to the main controller wherein the wear sensor comprises an RFID circuit and the vehicle-based receiver comprises an RFID controller, and the wear sensor comprises a low frequency (LF) receiver, wherein the RFID controller transmits an LF interrogation signal to the RFID circuit, and the RFID circuit transmits an RF signal to the RFID controller in response to the LF receiver receiving the interrogation signal, the RF signal comprising the brake pad wear data.

US Pat. No. 10,167,799

DECELERATION CYLINDER CUT-OFF IN A HYBRID VEHICLE

Tula Technology, Inc., S...

1. A method of operating a vehicle having a drive train, an electric motor/generator and an engine, the engine having a crankshaft, an intake manifold and a plurality of working chamber, and wherein the electric motor/generator and engine cannot independently mechanically engage with the drive train, the method comprising:while the engine is operating with the crankshaft rotating in a first direction, deactivating all the working chambers in response to a no engine torque request such that none of the working chambers are fired and no air is pumped through the working chambers as the crankshaft continues to rotate in the first direction through multiple engine cycles with the working chambers deactivated;
disengaging the engine from the drive train so that the vehicle motion and crankshaft rotation are not mechanically coupled during at least a portion of the time in which all of the working chambers are deactivated, whereby the electric motor/generator is disengaged from the drive train when the engine is disengaged from the drive train; and
allowing the crankshaft rotation rate to drop below a shift speed for multiple engine cycles while the engine is disengaged from the drive train with all of the working chambers deactivated.

US Pat. No. 10,167,218

PRODUCTION OF ULTRA-HIGH-DENSITY BRINES

Gradiant Corporation, Wo...

1. A method for forming concentrated brine, comprising:supplying a saline water input stream comprising an amount of suspended solids to a suspended solids removal apparatus;
removing, within the suspended solids removal apparatus, at least a portion of the suspended solids from the saline water input stream to produce a suspended-solids-diminished stream having a lower amount of suspended solids relative to the saline water input stream and a suspended-solids-enriched stream having a higher amount of suspended solids relative to the saline water input stream;
supplying at least a portion of the suspended-solids-enriched stream to a filtration apparatus and removing at least a portion of liquid within the suspended-solids-enriched stream to form a filter cake; and
adding an acid to the filter cake to form a brine solution comprising a dissolved salt and having a density of at least 9 pounds/gallon.

US Pat. No. 10,166,773

ACTUATOR DEVICE, CONNECTION STRUCTURE OF WIRE MEMBER, LIQUID EJECTOR, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE ACTUATOR DEVICE

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. An actuator device, comprising:an actuator comprising at least one drive element and at least one first element contact respectively drawn from the at least one drive element; and
a wire member comprising (a) at least one first contact respectively connected to the at least one first element contact and (b) at least one first wire configured to respectively conduct with the at least one first contact,
the at least one first wire each comprising a distal end portion disposed at an edge portion of the wire member, a first wide portion being formed at the distal end portion, the first wide portion having a wire width greater than that of a portion of said each of the at least one first wire other than the distal end portion thereof,
the first wide portion of each of the at least one first wire being disposed beyond a corresponding one of the at least one first element contact in a wire direction in which said each of the at least one first wire extends, in a state in which the actuator and the wire member are joined to each other,
the at least one first contact each being disposed at a basal end portion of a corresponding one of the at least one first wire, the basal end portion being located further from the edge portion of the wire member than the first wide portion, the at least one first contact each being connected to a corresponding one of the at least one first element contact.

US Pat. No. 10,166,461

CARD SHUFFLING APPARATUSES AND RELATED METHODS

Bally Gaming, Inc., Las ...

1. A method of using a plurality of shuffler apparatuses within a gaming establishment, comprising:providing a first number of shuffler apparatuses in the gaming establishment, each shuffler apparatus of the first number of shuffler apparatuses comprising a receptacle for receiving an activation device therein, operation of each shuffler apparatus of the first number of shuffler apparatuses being precluded when an activation device is not received within the receptacle; and
providing a second number of activation devices in the gaming establishment, the second number being less than or equal to the first number.

US Pat. No. 10,166,223

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION FOR PREVENTION OR TREATMENT OF DIABETES OR FATTY LIVER COMPRISING CYP4A INHIBITOR

KOREA BASIC SCIENCE INSTI...

1. A method for treating diabetes or fatty liver in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising administering to a subject in need thereof an effective amount of a composition comprising a compound represented by the following Formula 1 or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof as an active ingredient:
wherein
R is phenyl or a 5 or 6 membered heteroaryl containing at least a heteroatom selected from the group consisting of N, O and S, which is unsubstituted or substituted with at least a substituent;
the substituent is at least a substituent selected from the group consisting of linear or branched C1-C6 alkyl; heterocyclic ring or heteroaryl ring containing one or more heteroatoms in the ring and substituted with C1-C6 alkyl or C1-C6 alkylcarbonyl; C2-C4 alkenylene substituted with halogen-substituted phenyl; C1-C6 alkyloxycarbonyl; C1-C6 alkyloxy; halogen; C1-C6 alkyloxy substituted with C1-C6 alkylamino group; hydroxycarbonyl C1-C6 alkyl; C1-C6 alkylamino; phenyl; phenyl substituted with at least a substituent selected from the group consisting of linear or branched C1-C6 alkyl, linear or branched C1-C6 alkyloxy, linear or branched C1-C6 alkyloxycarbonyl, halogen atoms, and alkyl substituted with one or more fluoro atoms; phenoxy; phenoxy substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of linear or branched C1-C6 alkyl, halogen atoms, and linear or branched C1-C6 alkyloxy; aminosulfonyl; halo; cyano; acetyl; nitro; ethynyl; hydroxy; morpholino; naphthyl; thienyl; pyridyl; tetrahydrofuranyl; indolyl; indolyl substituted with linear or branched C1-C6 alkyloxy; dihydrobenzooxynil; and furylmethylsulfanyl; and
the aryl, heterocyclic ring and heteroaryl ring may be a heterocyclic structure in which two or more rings are fused, respectively, and may contain a carbonyl group in the ring.

US Pat. No. 10,166,179

FIXATIVE POLYMERS AND HAIR STYLING COMPOSITIONS THEREOF

ISP INVESTMENTS LLC, Wil...

1. A personal care composition comprising:a) a fixative polymer consisting of:
55-60% by weight of ethyl acrylate;
30-50% by weight of (meth) acrylic acid;
1-5% by weight of an associative monomer comprising a methacrylic ester with an oxyalkylated ethylenic unsaturation terminated by a hydrophobic, non-aromatic branched chain with 12to 22 carbon atoms;
0. 1-4% by weight of a cross-linking agent;
b) one or more of personal care additives; and
c) an aqueous carrier;
Wherein the personal care composition is a clear gel having clarity of at least 90% as measured by T (transmittance).

US Pat. No. 10,166,057

STORAGE AND MIXING SYSTEM WITH COMPRESSIBLE INTERNAL CARTRIDGE FOR PASTY STARTING COMPONENTS

HERAEUS MEDICAL GMBH, We...

1. A storage and mixing system for pasty multicomponent polymethylmethacrylate bone cements, the storage and mixing system comprisinga first tubular cartridge with a first internal space, whereby a first starting component of a multicomponent bone cement is contained in the first internal space;
a first dispensing plunger that is arranged in the first internal space of the first cartridge such as to be axially mobile and that is provided for expelling the first starting component from the first cartridge through an opening in a cartridge head of the first cartridge that is opposite from the first dispensing plunger;
a second tubular cartridge that is arranged within the first tubular cartridge, whereby an external wall of the second cartridge touches against an internal wall of the first cartridge and is attached to the internal wall of the first cartridge, whereby the second cartridge contains a second starting component of the multicomponent bone cement and has a second dispensing plunger arranged therein, whereby the second dispensing plunger is movable to expel the second starting component from the second cartridge through an opposite opening in the second cartridge in a region of the cartridge head of the first cartridge; and
a pressing device arranged with a clamping edge for compressing the second cartridge that can be propelled axially in the first internal space of the first cartridge, as seen from the cartridge head, behind the first dispensing plunger and the second dispensing plunger,
wherein the pressing device is propellable appropriately in a direction of the cartridge head such that the second cartridge is being progressively compressed axially during the motion of the pressing device such that, in the process, the first dispensing plunger and the second dispensing plunger are propelled in the direction of the cartridge head,
wherein the camping edge, by squeezing the second cartridge, presses a deformed wall of the second cartridge against an underside of the second dispensing plunger and thus pushes the second dispensing plunger in the direction of the cartridge head while the pressing device is being propelled in the direction of the cartridge head.

US Pat. No. 10,165,975

PREGNANCY MONITORING DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND RELATED METHODS

ELWHA LLC, Bellevue, WA ...

1. A system for monitoring a pregnant subject, the system comprising:one or more sensors configured to generate one or more signals related to an internal source load and an external source load received by the pregnant subject; and
a controller including control electrical circuitry operably coupled to the one or more sensors and configured to receive the one or more signals therefrom, the control electrical circuitry configured to:
perform a comparison of the internal source load to the external source load; and
generate an output related to the comparison of the internal source load to the external source load at least partially based on the one or more signals received from the one or more sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,165,773

ANTIMICROBIAL CONSTRUCTS

Allvivio Vascular, Inc., ...

1. A method of coating a substrate using an antimicrobial construct to prevent or inhibit microbial growth on the substrate, the method comprising:providing an antimicrobial construct, the antimicrobial construct comprising an antimicrobial block copolymer which has an antimicrobial peptide component coupled to a block copolymer component;
applying the antimicrobial construct to the substrate, wherein a first portion of the block copolymer component adsorbs to the surface of the substrate and a second portion of the block copolymer component forms a flexible tether from the first portion of the block copolymer component to a quantity of the antimicrobial peptide component, and wherein applying the antimicrobial construct to the substrate imparts greater antimicrobial activity to the substrate than applying an antimicrobial peptide alone.

US Pat. No. 10,165,738

BLOW OPERATION DEVICE

Yamabiko Corporation, To...

1. A blow operation device comprising:a backpack type frame;
a battery attached to the frame;
a blower body having an electric motor to which power is fed from the battery and having an axial fan driven by the electric motor; and
a blower tube connected to a blow side of the blower body,
the frame including a back contact surface, and the blower body being attached to the frame such that axial directions of the electric motor and the axial fan are along the back contact surface, and
wherein a right and left pair of the blower bodies and a right and left pair of the blower tubes are provided.
US Pat. No. 10,168,258

SAMPLE HOLDER FOR ACOUSTIC TREATMENT

Covaris, Inc., Woburn, M...

1. A method for treating a sample with acoustic energy, comprising:providing a vessel having a loading opening that allows access to an interior space of the vessel, the vessel having a substrate mount in the interior space engaged with a porous element, an inlet to provide fluid to an inlet side of the interior space, and an outlet to receive fluid from an outlet side of the interior space, the inlet is positioned below the porous element, and the porous element is positioned below the outlet wherein the flow from the inlet to the outlet is in an upward direction, the porous element removably engaged with the substrate mount so as to separate the inlet side of the interior space from the outlet side of the interior space such that any fluid in the interior space must pass through the porous element to move between the inlet side and outlet side of the interior space;
loading a sample in the inlet side of an interior space of the vessel via the loading opening;
closing the loading opening with a cover at the loading opening in a closed position;
generating focused acoustic energy to expose and disrupt the sample at a focal zone of acoustic energy while in the inlet side of the interior space; and
flowing a liquid into the inlet of the vessel so as to cause flow of liquid from the inlet side through the porous element to the outlet side of the interior space and to the outlet of the vessel;
wherein the acoustic energy disrupts the sample such that sufficiently small size portions of the disrupted sample pass through the porous element with liquid that passes through the porous element to the outlet, and such that sufficiently large size portions of the disrupted sample remain in in the inlet side of the interior space or are captured by the porous element.
US Pat. No. 10,167,513

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING A NEOPLASIA

The Johns Hopkins Univers...

1. A method of identifying and treating a subject, the method comprising:(a) obtaining a biological sample from the subject;
(b) isolating genomic DNA from the biological sample;
(c) bisulfite treating the genomic DNA;
(d) PCR amplifying the bisulfite-treated genomic DNA to obtain one or more PCR products;
(e) hybridizing the one or more PCR products to a fluorescently labeled oligonucleotide comprising SEQ ID NOS: 19 or 20 for detection of methylated nucleotides of the BNC1 gene promoter or exon 1, thereby forming a first PCR product-fluorescently labeled oligonucleotide probe complex;
(f) hybridizing the one or more PCR products to a fluorescently labeled oligonucleotide comprising SEQ ID NOS: 9 or 10 for detection of methylated nucleotides of the ADAMTS1 gene promoter or exon 1, thereby forming a second PCR product-fluorescently labeled oligonucleotide probe complex; and
(g) detecting an elevated level of the first PCR product fluorescently labeled oligonucleotide complex as compared to a first reference level obtained in a sample previously obtained from the subject and detecting an elevated level of the second PCR product-fluorescently labeled oligonucleotide complex relative to a second reference level obtained in a sample previously obtained from the subject, and
(h) administering an epigenetic therapy or resecting the pancreas of the subject having an elevated level of the first and second PCR products detected in step (g), wherein the epigenetic therapy is selected from the group consisting of entinostat, SAHA (suberovlanilide hvdroxamic acid), depsipeptide, azocvtidine, and deazocytidine.
US Pat. No. 10,166,287

IMMUNOGENIC COMPOSITION

GLAXOSMITHKLINE BIOLOGICA...

1. An immunogenic composition, comprising N. meningitidis capsular polysaccharides from serogroups A, C, W, and Y, wherein:the serogroup A capsular polysaccharide has an average size of 300 kDa;
the serogroup C capsular polysaccharide has an average size of 200 kDa;
the serogroup Y capsular polysaccharide has an average size of 101-300 kDa;
the serogroup W capsular polysaccharide has an average size of 101-300 kDa; and
wherein each N. meningitidis capsular polysaccharide is a N. meningitidis capsular polysaccharide conjugate comprising a N. meningitidis capsular polysaccharide conjugated to a tetanus toxoid carrier protein.
US Pat. No. 10,165,787

GH10 FAMILY XYLANASE

DUPONT NUTRITION BIOSCIEN...

1. A GH10 xylanase variant having increased thermostability compared with a parent GH10 xylanase enzyme comprising at least 90% sequence identity with the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID No. 1 wherein the variant has been modified at two or more of the following positions 7, 33, 79, 217 and 298 corresponding to the amino acid numbering of SEQ ID No. 1.

US Pat. No. 10,172,239

TAMPER-RESPONDENT SENSORS WITH FORMED FLEXIBLE LAYER(S)

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A tamper-respondent assembly comprising:a tamper-respondent sensor, the tamper-respondent sensor comprising:
at least one formed flexible layer having opposite first and second sides with surface curvatures extending from the opposite first and second sides of the at least one formed flexible layer: and
circuit lines forming at least one resistive network, the circuit lines being disposed on at least one of the first side or the second side of the at least one formed flexible layer, the circuit lines wrapping over, at least in part, the surface curvatures extending from the at least one first side or second side of the at least one formed flexible layer,
wherein the at least one formed flexible layer is collapsed as a flattened, folded layer.

US Pat. No. 10,172,238

MULTILAYER CAPACITOR AND BOARD HAVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A multilayer capacitor comprising:a capacitor body with one mounting surface and including first and second internal electrodes alternately stacked, with dielectric layers interposed therebetween, each exposed at the mounting surface, and first and second groove parts at the mounting surface, spaced apart in a length direction of the capacitor body, and contacting exposed portions of the first and second internal electrodes, respectively; and
first and second external electrodes in the first and second groove parts, respectively, and electrically connected to the exposed portions of the first and second internal electrodes, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,172,231

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING RF CROSSOVER COUPLING

pSemi Corporation, San D...

15. An integrated circuit comprising:a first non-conductive layer;
a first metal layer overlying the first non-conductive layer, the first metal layer comprising:
i) a ground return region of a substantially symmetrical shape with respect to a centerline of the ground return region, isolated from a remaining portion of the first metal layer;
ii) a first transmission line of a substantially symmetrical shape with respect to the centerline, formed within the ground return region, separated from the ground return region by a fixed distance gap along a length of the first transmission line; and
iii) a second transmission line of a substantially symmetrical shape with respect to the centerline, formed within the ground return region, the second transmission line comprising a first segment and a last segment collinear with the first segment, the first segment and the last segment separated from the ground return region by the fixed distance gap along the length of the first and last segments, the first segment and the last segment separated from one another at a middle region of the second transmission line;
a second non-conductive layer overlying the first metal layer; and
a second metal layer comprising a middle segment of the second transmission linecollinear with the first and last segments and electrically connected to the first and last segments through vias formed in the second non-conductive layer,
wherein:
the first transmission line and the second transmission line cross at the middle region of the second transmission line to form a symmetrical crossing pattern with respect to the centerline, and
the integrated circuit further comprises:
a third non-conductive layer overlying the first metal layer and separating the first metal layer and the second non-conductive layer; and
a third metal layer overlying the third non-conductive layer and separating the third non-conductive layer and the second non-conductive layer, the third metal layer comprising a ground shield region isolated from a remaining portion of the third metal layer, the ground shield region having a symmetrical geometry with respect to the centerline of the ground return region, the ground shield region comprising:
a) a center region comprising two crossing lines crossing at the centerline of the ground return region, the crossing lines defining a symmetrical crossing pattern of the center region comprising four extremes away from the centerline; and
b) four regions of a substantially same geometry each connected to one of the four extremes of the symmetrical crossing pattern of the center region, wherein:
the four regions are electrically connected to the ground return region through vias formed in the third non-conductive layer, and
projection of each of the four regions onto the ground return region clears regions of the first and the second transmission lines and corresponding fixed distance gap regions.

US Pat. No. 10,172,230

SURFACE MOUNT TECHNOLOGY DEVICE

Northrop Grumman Systems ...

1. A surface mount technology (SMT) device comprising:an SMT interface on a given side of the SMT device, the SMT interface comprising: an interface ground plane formed of conductive material; and
a plurality of signal pads formed of the conductive material, wherein each signal pad is encircled by one of a plurality of isolation regions formed from a non-conductive material;
wherein the SMT device is mounted on a printed wiring board (PWB) that includes a board interface having substantially the same shape at the SMT interface;
wherein a given signal pad of the plurality of signal pads is encircled by a given isolation region of the plurality of isolation regions and the given signal pad is connected to a given via extending in a given axis of the SMT device and the interface ground plane is connected to a plurality of vias extending in a direction parallel to the given axis of the SMT device and being positioned to surround the given isolation region associated with the given signal pad to form a pseudo-coaxial relationship between the given via and the plurality of vias: and
wherein each of the plurality of vias are connected to the interface ground plane, an internal ground plane and a grounding shield of the SMT device.

US Pat. No. 10,172,220

PAIRING METHOD IN ILLUMINATION SYSTEM, ILLUMINATION SYSTEM, AND ILLUMINATION CONTROLLER

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A pairing method in an illumination system including: a plurality of luminaires; a plurality of access devices; and an illumination controller that communicates with the plurality of access devices,the pairing method comprising:
broadcasting, by each of the plurality of access devices, a first command signal to parts of the plurality of luminaires, the first command signal commanding each of the parts of the plurality of luminaires that receive the first command signal to transmit information regarding the each of the parts of the plurality of luminaires as a reply;
receiving, by each of the plurality of luminaires, one or more command signals including the first command signals broadcasted from one or more access devices;
after receiving the first command signal, transmitting, by each of the plurality of luminaires, first information as the reply to one or more access devices among the plurality of access devices, each of which has broadcasted the first command signal, the first information including identification information of the each of the plurality of luminaires and a radio field intensity of the first command signal received by the each of the plurality of luminaires;
after receiving a plurality of pieces of the first information, transmitting, by each of the plurality of access devices, second information to the illumination controller, the second information including identification information of each of the plurality of access devices and the plurality of pieces of the first information received by the each of the plurality of access devices; and
after receiving a plurality of pieces of the second information, pairing, by the illumination controller, based on the plurality of pieces of the second information, each of the plurality of luminaires and one of the plurality of access devices, wherein:
in the pairing, the illumination controller determines whether a given luminaire to be paired has transmitted the first information to only one access device or to two or more access devices, among the plurality of access devices,
when it is determined that the given luminaire to be paired has transmitted the first information to only one access device included in the plurality of access devices, the illumination controller determines to pair the given luminaire and the one access device, and
when it is determined that the given luminaire to be paired has transmitted the first information to the two or more access devices included in the plurality of access devices, the illumination controller determines to pair the given luminaire and one access device included in the two or more access devices which has a highest radio field intensity.

US Pat. No. 10,172,219

WIRELESS LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A lighting system, comprising:a lighting control group including lighting control group members that are connected together over a lighting control network, one of the members being designated as a lighting control group monitor;
some of the lighting control group members are luminaires, each respective one of the luminaires comprising:
(a) a light source;
(b) a driver circuit coupled to the light source;
(c) at least one processor coupled to the driver circuit and configured to control light source operation via the driver;
(d) a dual-band wireless radio communication interface system for communicating over two different wireless communication bands, including:
(i) a first transceiver configured for wireless communication via the lighting control network over a first wireless communication band of the two different wireless communication bands, related to light source control operations, over the first wireless communication band; and
(ii) a second transceiver configured for wireless communication via a second network, over a second of the two different wireless communication bands, related to commissioning, configuration, or maintenance operations;
wherein respective frequencies of the two different wireless communication bands differ by at least a factor of two (2);
(e) at least one memory accessible to the at least one processor; and
(f) programming in the at least one memory which configures the at least one processor to control operations of the respective luminaire, including the communications over the two different wireless communication bands via the dual-band wireless radio communication interface system;
wherein at least one of the lighting control group members or the lighting control group monitor is a control node, comprising:
(a) a switch or a detector;
(b) a sense circuit responsive to the switch or the detector to generate a sensing signal;
(c) at least one processor coupled to the sense circuit and configured to receive and respond to the sensing signal;
(d) a dual-band wireless radio communication interface system including:
(i) a first transceiver configured for wireless communication via the lighting control network of light source control operations, over the first wireless communication band; and
(ii) a second transceiver configured for wireless communication via the second network of commissioning, configuration, or maintenance operations, over the second wireless communication band; and
(e) at least one memory accessible to the at least one processor of the control node; and
(f) programming in the at least one memory which configures the at least one processor of the control node to transmit information based on the sensing signal for the light source control operations over the first communication band via the dual-band wireless radio communication interface system.

US Pat. No. 10,172,216

CONTROL OF NETWORKED LIGHTING DEVICES

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A control device for controlling a plurality of lighting devices via a network, the control device comprising:a receiver for receiving a signal based on a user input related to adjusting a control parameter of the plurality of lighting devices,
a processor for generating, based on the received signal and on a predetermined network capacity, one of: a plurality of messages of a first type and a single message of a second type, and
a transmitter for transmitting the plurality of messages of the first type if the plurality of messages of the first type are generated, or the single message of the second type if the single message of the second type is generated, via the network, thereby adjusting the control parameter of the plurality of lighting devices,
wherein the processor is further arranged for determining network utilization relative to the predetermined network capacity,
wherein the generation of the one of: the plurality of messages of the first type and the single message of the second type is further based on the network utilization and on a characteristic of the user input, which characteristic is related to a number of user input commands received within a predetermined time period, and
wherein the message of the first type is a unicast message addressed to a single lighting device of the plurality of lighting devices and wherein the message of the second type is a multicast message addressed to the plurality of lighting devices.

US Pat. No. 10,172,213

NETWORKED, WIRELESS LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM WITH DISTRIBUTED INTELLIGENCE

ABL IP HOLDING, LLC, Con...

1. A power pack for a lighting control system, the power pack comprising:an input terminal;
a transformer having an input and an output, the input coupled to the input terminal, the transformer providing a DC voltage at the output in response to an AC line voltage received at the input terminal;
a microcontroller executing firmware incorporated therein for receiving and sending lighting control communications to and from one or more lighting control devices and for determining whether a load connected to the power pack is to be coupled to or decoupled from the AC line voltage based on received lighting control communications;
a relay coupled to the microcontroller and responsive to control signals received from the microcontroller to couple or decouple the AC line voltage to a load coupled to the relay;
a transceiver coupled to the microcontroller;
first and second connector ports, wherein:
the first connector port is coupled to the output of the transformer to provide DC power to a first lighting control device coupled to the first connector port,
the second connector port is coupled to the output of the transformer to provide DC power to a second lighting control device coupled to the second connector port,
the first connector port is coupled to the transceiver to transfer lighting control communications between the first lighting control device and the microcontroller via the transceiver,
the second connector port is coupled to the transceiver to transfer lighting control communications between the second lighting control device and the microcontroller via the transceiver, and
the first connector port, the second connector port, the transceiver, and the microcontroller are coupled to each other to transfer lighting control communications between the first and the second lighting control devices; and
a housing comprising the input terminal, the transformer, the microcontroller, the transceiver, the relay, and the first and second connector ports.

US Pat. No. 10,172,212

SECURITY LIGHTING FIXTURE

Hampton Products Internat...

1. A lighting system, comprising:a light source operatively coupled to a power source;
a control unit operatively associated with the light source, and comprising:
a motion sensing device operable to provide a motion sensor output signal in response to a detection of motion;
a photosensor configured to sense ambient light and to generate a first photosensor output signal indicative of a first ambient light level and a second photosensor output signal indicative of a second ambient light level;
a processing unit responsive to the motion sensor output signal, the first photosensor output signal, and the second photosensor output signal so as to control illumination of the light source by providing a first trigger signal based on the first photosensor output signal, a second trigger signal based on the second photosensor output signal, and a third trigger signal based on the motion sensor output signal; and an amplifier configured to respectively amplify the first trigger signal, the second trigger signal, and the third trigger signal,
wherein the control unit further comprises: an optocoupler, an RC filter, a first rectifier, and a second rectifier, the optocoupler including a light-emitting element coupled to a light-sensitive element, each of the first and second rectifiers including a set of diodes connected in a closed loop configuration;
wherein the light source is responsive (a) to the first amplified trigger signal to illuminate at a first brightness level, (b) to the second amplified trigger signal to illuminate at a second brightness level, and (c) to the third amplified trigger signal to illuminate at a full brightness level, the full brightness level being greater than the second brightness level, the second brightness level being greater than the first brightness level.

US Pat. No. 10,172,205

DIMMING MODULE, DIMMING METHOD AND LIGHTING DEVICE

LEXTAR ELECTRONICS CORPOR...

1. A dimming module, comprising:a triggering circuit configured to control a trigger delay angle of an ac input voltage according to a dimming command, so as to output a first voltage signal correspondingly;
a control signal generating circuit configured to output a control voltage according to the first voltage signal;
a voltage converting circuit configured to output a dc operating voltage having an operating level according to the first voltage signal, and output the dc operating voltage to a lighting module, wherein the lighting module comprises a light-emitting diode;
a linear driving circuit, configured to drive the lighting module according to the control voltage; and
a rectifying circuit configured to rectify the first voltage signal, so as to output a second voltage signal;
wherein the control signal generating circuit is configured to receive the second voltage signal and output the control voltage according to the second voltage signal, and the control signal generating circuit comprises:
a first resistor, wherein a first terminal of the first resistor is configured to receive the second voltage signal;
a second resistor, wherein a first terminal of the second resistor is electrically coupled to a second terminal of the first resistor and a second terminal of the second resistor is electrically coupled to a around terminal; and
a first capacitor, wherein a first terminal of the first capacitor is electrically coupled to the first terminal of the second resistor, and a second terminal of the first capacitor is electrically coupled to the second terminal of the second resistor.

US Pat. No. 10,172,202

CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT FOR CONTROLLING A LED UNIT AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A circuit arrangement for controlling the brightness of at least one LED unit, the circuit arrangement comprising:an input for receiving a phase-cut operating voltage having an amplitude from a power supply;
a signal processor, connected with said input and adapted to provide a dimming signal for said at least one LED unit from said phase-cut operating voltage, said signal processor being configured to operate at least in a noise suppression mode and a dimming mode; and
a control device, connected with said signal processor and configured to set the mode of said signal processor in dependence of the variation in said phase-cut operating voltage, and to determine said variation by comparing said amplitude of said phase-cut operating voltage with a reference signal to determine whether the amplitude of said phase-cut operating voltage exceeds a predetermined threshold value, wherein said control device comprises a switchable control circuit comprising a resistor in series with a diode arrangement of two parallel connected opposing diodes, to provide an alternative current path through the resistor so that a cut-off frequency of the signal processor is set to a second cut-off frequency;
wherein said reference signal corresponds to said dimming signal,
wherein the predetermined threshold value is at least as high as a forward voltage of one of the opposing diodes.

US Pat. No. 10,172,201

ELECTRONIC CONVERTER AND LIGHTING SYSTEM COMPRISING SUCH A CONVERTER

1. An electronic converter allowing power to be transferred from an alternating voltage source, connected between an input terminal and a common terminal, to a load connected between an output terminal and a reference terminal, an alternating voltage having a first frequency and comprising positive alternations alternating with negative alternations, said converter comprising:an input inductor having a first end connected to the input terminal so as to receive the alternating voltage;
an output inductor connected to the output terminal;
a storage capacitor arranged between the input inductor and the output inductor;
a chopper circuit configured:
in a first operating state, to charge the input inductor by means of the alternating voltage source, and to discharge the storage capacitor into the output inductor while powering the load;
in a second operating state, to discharge the input inductor into the storage capacitor, and to discharge the output inductor while powering the load;
the chopper circuit comprising a first bidirectional switch having a first end connected to a second end of the input inductor, and a second end connected to the common terminal, and
a control device for controlling the chopper circuit, configured to activate, during each of the positive and negative alternations, successive operating cycles at a second frequency higher than the first frequency, each operating cycle comprising the first operating state and of the second operating state, the first operating state having a duty cycle which varies so as to obtain a constant output voltage between the output terminal and the reference terminal during each of the positive and negative alternations.

US Pat. No. 10,172,195

LED DRIVER

1. An operating device (1) for operating LED lighting means, comprising:a potential-isolated clocked converter (3), having a transformer (T), which has a primary winding (N1) and a secondary winding (N2), and having a controllable switch (M1) arranged on the primary side, wherein the converter (3) is supplied with a supply voltage on the primary side and the lighting means is supplied on the secondary side by means of an output voltage (Vout) of the converter (3),
means (4) for directly or indirectly detecting the output voltage (Vout), and
a control unit (ST) for controlling the switch (M1),
wherein while the switch (M1) is turned off, the secondary current (I2) through the secondary winding (N2) drops linearly, starting from a positive value,
wherein the control unit (ST) is configured to detect adaptively a discharge duration (Tdischarge) between turning off the switch (M1) and a subsequent drop of the secondary current (I2) to zero, and
wherein the discharge duration (Tdischarge) is determined by taking into account a value representing the detected output voltage (Vout) during a steady state that results from turning off the switch (M1), and detecting when the detected output voltage (Vout) drops below said value.

US Pat. No. 10,172,194

LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT DRIVING CIRCUIT, LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND LIGHT EMISSION CONTROLLING METHOD

Sony Corporation, (JP)

1. A light emitting element driving circuit comprising:a capacitive element having a first terminal and a second terminal, in which the second terminal is fixedly grounded;
a second constant current source for supplying a first set current as a charging current steadily and constantly to the first terminal of said capacitive element;
a first constant current source stabilizing a discharging current supplied from said capacitive element to a light emitting element, in which the first constant current source is in series with the light emitting element and supplies a second set current as the discharging current from the capacitive element to the light emitting element; and
a switch in series with, and controlling ON and OFF in supplying said discharging current to, said light emitting element, in which the first constant current source, the switch and the light emitting element are connected in series in a series circuit extending from the first terminal of said capacitive element to ground and in which the first constant current source is arranged in the series circuit between the switch and the first terminal of said capacitive element,
the second constant current source supplying the charging current steadily and constantly to the first terminal of said capacitive element when said switch becomes an ON state and an OFF state,
wherein the first constant current source and the second constant current source are configured such that a product of the first set current and a scanning time period for the light emitting element is greater than or equal to a product of the second set current and a discharge time period for the capacitive element which is equal to a time period when the switch is in the OFF state and which is a portion of the scanning time period, and such that, when the switch is repetitively switched at a predetermined interval to the OFF state from the ON state and to the ON state from the OFF state synchronized with the scanning time period, a predetermined voltage at the first terminal is maintained in a predetermined range, in which the predetermined range has a maximum voltage not greater than a voltage supplied from a power source to the second constant current source,
in which the first constant current source supplies the second set current as the discharging current from the capacitive element to the light emitting element only when the switch becomes the ON state synchronized with the scanning time period.

US Pat. No. 10,172,191

DRIVER CIRCUIT WITH LLC START-UP CONTROL

1. A driver circuit for at least one lighting means comprising one or more LEDs, the driver circuit comprising:an LLC circuit with a clocked inverter comprising a high potential switch and a low potential switch connected in series, wherein the high potential switch is connected to a DC voltage source and the low potential switch is connected to ground and a midpoint between the high potential switch and the low potential switch is configured to supply a resonant circuit, wherein the resonant circuit is coupled to a primary winding of a transformer for transforming electrical energy from the primary winding to a secondary winding, and the at least one lighting means are supplied with rectified current starting from the secondary winding, and
a control unit configured to control the high potential switch and the low potential switch of the clocked inverter by alternating cycles of the high and low potential switches after an activation of the driver circuit during a start phase, and wherein during the start phase after a single or after multiple alternating cycles of the high potential switch and the low potential switch, cycling of the high potential switch and the low potential switch is suspended for a duration of at least one alternating cycle of the high potential switch and the low potential switch until a criterion for ending the start phase is satisfied, said criterion being one of a number of switch cycles, a specific period of time after the activation, and a value of a feedback variable fed back to the control unit;
wherein after ending the start phase the control unit is configured to control the high potential switch and the low potential switch of the clocked inverter in normal operation mode to continuously cycle the high potential switch and the low potential switch, and a frequency of the alternating cycles of the high potential switch and the low potential switch of the clocked inverter is a manipulated variable in the normal operation mode, and frequency control is deactivated during the start phase.

US Pat. No. 10,172,188

COOKING HEATER

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A cooking heater, comprising:a cooking heater body which includes a heating chamber;
a drawing body which is configured to be allowed to be pulled out from the cooking heater body and pushed into the cooking heater body;
a rotating tray which is arranged inside the drawing body and which is configured to be allowed to be mounted to the drawing body and removed from the drawing body, the rotating tray including a follower shaft and a follower gear mounted to the follower shaft;
a motor which is provided in the cooking heater body, the motor including a drive shaft and a drive gear mounted to the drive shaft; and
a rotation transmission mechanism that:
in a case that the drawing body is pushed into the cooking heater body and in a case that the drive gear and the follower gear are engaged with each other, directly transmits rotational force from the motor to the rotating tray, and
in a case that the drawing body is pulled out of the cooking heater body, blocks the transmission of the rotational force to the rotating tray.

US Pat. No. 10,172,186

CERAMIC CYLINDRICAL HEATER

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A heater, comprising:a ceramic body having a pillar or cylindrical shape;
a heat generating resistor disposed in the ceramic body;
a metallic layer which is disposed on an outer peripheral surface of the ceramic body and extends in a circumferential direction thereof;
a flange which is an annular member disposed on the metallic layer,
comprising a bottom surface facing to the outer peripheral surface and a side surface connected to the bottom surface,
wherein the bottom surface and the side surface are bonded to the metallic layer with a bonding material; and
a metallic wire which extends in the circumferential direction along the side surface, and is bonded to the side surface and the metallic layer in a circumferential direction with the bonding material.

US Pat. No. 10,172,180

CONFIGURING NETWORK CONNECTIONS

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A method comprising:controlling a first network interface of a wireless network device to operate as a station in a first wireless network;
controlling a second network interface of the wireless network device to operate as an access point in a second wireless network;
transmitting, through the second network interface, a beacon message that includes a first signal strength of a first bridge node operating as an access point in the first wireless network;
receiving, at the second network interface, a probe response message from a second bridge node that operates as an access point in a third wireless network, the probe response message including a second signal strength of the second bridge node;
comparing, by the wireless network device, the first signal strength to the second signal strength; and
conditioned on determining that the second signal strength is greater than the first signal strength:
disconnecting the first network interface from the first bridge node in the first wireless network, and
connecting the first network interface to the second bridge node, the first network interface to operate as a station in the third wireless network,
wherein transmitting the beacon message comprises
determining whether a periodic network scan is enabled based on operational parameters of the wireless network device,
in response to a determination that the periodic network scan is enabled, determining whether a periodic scan interval has expired, and
transmitting the beacon message in response to a determination that the periodic scan interval has expired.

US Pat. No. 10,172,173

INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM AND DISPLAY DEVICE

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. An information processing system comprising:a display device;
a first information processing device; and
a first wireless tag which is provided separately from the display device and the first information processing device,
the display device comprising:
a first wireless communication unit which performs wireless communication in a first format with an external device;
a storage unit which stores connection information used in the wireless communication in the first format;
a display unit which displays an image received via the first wireless communication unit from the external device;
a second wireless tag in which electricity is generated by an electromagnetic wave output according to a second format and which outputs the connection information stored in the storage unit according to the second format when the electricity is generated therein; and
a change unit which updates the connection information stored in the storage unit,
the first information processing device comprising:
a wireless reader/writer which performs wireless communication in the second format in order to read information from or write information in the first wireless tag and the second wireless tag;
an acquisition unit which acquires the connection information output from the second wireless tag; and
a writing unit which outputs, to the wireless reader/writer, a signal for writing the connection information acquired by the acquisition unit,
wherein, when the acquisition unit acquires updated connection information from the second wireless tag, the wireless reader/writer overwrites the connection information stored in the first wireless tag with the updated connection information.

US Pat. No. 10,172,172

DEVICE-TO-DEVICE CAPABILITY SIGNALING

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications, comprising:identifying one or more frequency bands configured for device-to-device (D2D) proximity service communications;
determining, based on the identified one or more frequency bands, a proximity service record indicative of communication capabilities associated with the identified one or more frequency bands based at least in part on a frequency band combination parameter, the frequency band combination parameter associated with a combination of one or more frequency bands available for non-D2D communications, wherein the proximity service record indicates non-D2D communication functions available when D2D proximity service communications are active; and
transmitting the proximity service record to a serving cell.

US Pat. No. 10,172,170

METHOD FOR CHANGING ASSOCIATION ID IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of changing association identification (AID) of a first station performing a direct communication with a second station in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, by the first station to an access point (AP), a switch request frame for requesting a new AID when a traffic pattern of the first station changes,
wherein a group consisting of stations having a same listen interval is distinguished by the AID,
wherein a listen interval of the first station and a group, to which the first station is associated, are changed when the traffic pattern of the first station changes,
wherein the AID of the first station is updated based on the change in listen interval of the first station and the change in the group of the first station,
wherein the first station and the second station have an established direct link, and
wherein the direct link is established based on a tunneled direct link setup;
receiving, by the first station from the AP, a switch response frame containing new AID information which is newly assigned to the first station and the second station,
transmitting, by the first station, the new AID information included in the switch response frame to the second station; and
changing the AID of the first station and the second station using the received new AID information.

US Pat. No. 10,172,168

IOT DEVICE, MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE IOT DEVICE WITH VIBRATION PAIRING

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of pairing an IoT (Internet of things) device with a mobile terminal, comprising the steps of:dividing a plurality of application screens and displaying the plurality of the application screens in a touch screen of the mobile terminal;
providing at least one vibration area on each of the plurality of the application screens;
when the IoT device is contacted with a specific vibration area of the at least one vibration area, generating, in the specific vibration area, a vibration pattern corresponding to a specific application of the specific vibration area;
receiving vibration pattern information corresponding to the generated vibration pattern from the IoT device; and
performing pairing with the IoT device when the received vibration pattern information is identical to the generated vibration pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,172,165

METHOD FOR CONFIGURING A MAC PDU FOR D2D COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a second User Equipment (UE) operating in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, by the second UE, a Medium Access Control (MAC) Protocol Data Unit (PDU) including a source identity (ID), a target ID, a plurality of logical channel IDs (LCIDs) and a plurality of MAC Service Data Units (SDUs) from a first UE via an interface,
wherein the interface is configured for one-to-one communication between the second UE and the first UE directly, and
wherein each of the plurality of LCIDs identifying a logical channel for one-to-one communication corresponds to a respective MAC SDU for the logical channel identified by a corresponding LCID; and
delivering the MAC PDU to an upper layer if the target ID matches any one of a plurality of IDs managed by the second UE,
wherein the source ID identifies the first UE, and the target ID identifies the second UE in case of one-to-one communication.

US Pat. No. 10,172,163

RANDOM ACCESS PREAMBLE FOR MINIMIZING PA BACKOFF

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, in a user equipment, the method comprising:generating a random access preamble signal comprising a plurality of preamble symbol groups, wherein each preamble symbol group comprises a cyclic prefix portion and a plurality of identical symbols; and
transmitting the random access preamble signal such that each preamble symbol group occupies a single subcarrier, and wherein a first preamble symbol group occupies a first subcarrier frequency, and a second preamble symbol group that is adjacent in time to the first symbol group occupies a second subcarrier frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,172,162

METHOD FOR PERFORMING A RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND A DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a user equipment (UE) operating in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting a random access preamble (RAP) on a physical random access channel (PRACH) resource in a radio frame;
calculating a random access-radio network temporary identifier (RA-RNTI) by considering a time-frequency resource associated with the PRACH resource and an index of a first radio frame of the PRACH resource;
monitoring a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) identified by the calculated RA-RNTI for a random access response (RAR) reception during a RAR window; and
receiving the RAR in response to the RAP using the PDCCH identified by the calculated RA-RNTI,
wherein the calculating the RA-RNTI includes a modulo operation on the index of the first radio frame of the PRACH resource with a value related to a maximum RAR window size.

US Pat. No. 10,172,158

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SELF-DEFERRAL WITH DOWNLINK AND UPLINK TRANSMISSION OPPORTUNITY SHARING

Telefonaktlebolaget LM Er...

1. A method by a network node for self-deferring transmissions in a multi-carrier network, the method comprising:determining, by a first controller seeking to initiate a carrier sensing procedure in a first cell operating on a first carrier, that a second cell associated with a second controller has initiated a first transmission opportunity after a successful carrier sensing procedure, the first transmission opportunity on a second carrier that is adjacent to the first carrier;
determining, by the first controller associated with the first cell, a first transmission opportunity duration associated with the first transmission opportunity initiated in the second cell;
deferring, by the first controller, the carrier sensing procedure to be performed in the first cell, the carrier sensing procedure deferred by the first transmission opportunity duration associated with the first transmission opportunity initiated in the second cell; and
initiating the carrier sensing procedure in the first cell after the first transmission opportunity duration unless instructed by the second controller.

US Pat. No. 10,172,155

BUNDLING AND HYBRID AUTOMATIC REPEAT REQUEST OPERATION FOR ENHANCED MACHINE-TYPE COMMUNICATION

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:communicating using a first set of bundled resources for an uplink data channel;
determining that a second set of bundled resources for a downlink control channel comprises an uplink grant with a same hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) process identifier as the uplink data channel, an uplink grant with a different hybrid automatic repeat HARQ process identifier than the uplink data channel, or a downlink grant;
identifying a time difference between the first set of bundled resources and the second set of bundled resources; and
communicating using the second set of bundled resources based at least in part on the determining and the identifying.

US Pat. No. 10,172,154

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SENDING CONTROL INFORMATION AND METHOD AND DEVICE FOR RECEIVING CONTROL INFORMATION

1. A method for sending control information to ensure that a network is accessed by a terminal, comprising:repeatedly sending, by a first node to the terminal deployed in a low-coverage environment, the control information within a scheduling period for the control information M times,
wherein the scheduling period is a length of N radio frames, N and M are positive integers greater than 1, and N is greater than or equal to M,
wherein repeatedly sending the control information M times comprises:
in the length of N radio frames, sending the control information once on pre-defined resources for sending the control information at a pre-set time interval, or
equally dividing the length of N radio frames into M periods, and sending the control information once on the pre-defined resources for sending the control information in each of M periods;
wherein a system frame number of a radio frame where the pre-defined resources for sending the control information are located is determined by the terminal according to at least one of the followings: a pre-set time interval, a cell identifier and indication signaling;
wherein based on that the system frame number of the radio frame meets a pre-defined condition, the system frame number is the determined system frame number of the radio frame where the pre-defined resources for sending the control information are located, wherein the pre-defined condition comprises one of the followings:
the system frame number % Y=D;
(the system frame number+the cell identifier) % Y=D;
(the system frame number+X) % Y=D; and
(the system frame number+X+the cell identifier) % Y=D,
where % indicates a modulo operation, the pre-set time interval is a length of Y radio frames, wherein Y=N/M, and X is a positive integer determined according to the indication signaling, and D is a natural number pre-defined or determined according to the cell identifier; and
causing the terminal to initiate an access request comprising the control information to access the network.

US Pat. No. 10,172,151

NON-CONSECUTIVE SUBFRAMES IN MULTI-TTI SCHEDULING MESSAGES

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method, in a network node, for handling scheduling of a wireless device in a communications network, wherein the network node is adapted to communicate with the wireless device over a radio channel, the method comprising:dynamically allocating a set of non-consecutive subframes in which the network node is to transmit data to the wireless device or receive data from the wireless device; and
transmitting, in a downlink control information message (DCI) on a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH), a multi-Time Transmission Interval (TTI) scheduling message to the wireless device, which multi-TTI scheduling message comprises information indicating the dynamically allocated non-consecutive subframes;
wherein the information indicating the dynamically allocated non-consecutive subframes further indicates a multi-TTI subframe pattern corresponding to non-consecutive subframes where the network node is to receive data from the wireless device or transmit data to the wireless device such that the multi-TTI subframe pattern indicates which subframes are on and to be allocated and which subframes are off and not to be allocated;
wherein the multi-TTI scheduling message further comprises information indicating a number of subframes that are on, or information indicating a number of consecutive subframes associated with a time interval; and
transmitting, by the network node in a radio resource control (RRC) message or a medium access control (MAC) message, to the wireless device, an indication of a number of candidate multi-TTI subframe patterns, wherein the downlink control information message transmitted on the physical downlink control channel indicates which one of the candidate multi-TTI subframe patterns is the multi-TTI subframe pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,172,148

COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, COMMUNICATION METHOD, STORAGE MEDIUM ON WHICH COMMUNICATION PROGRAM IS STORED, AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A communication method comprising:counting a number of one or more communication terminals which stores data, for each piece of data, in accordance with each piece of data information, transmitted from each another communication terminal, indicating the each piece of data stored in the another communication terminal, and stored contents in a storage unit in the own terminal;
estimating a number of zero or more communication terminals mutually transmitting data at a same timing in accordance with the counting result;
calculating an adjustment reference value for limiting the estimated number of zero or more communication terminals to a preset permissible number or less;
determining whether or not to permit transmission of data stored in the storage unit in accordance with the calculated adjustment reference value; and
transmitting the data to a communication terminal not storing the data, when permitting transmission of the data.

US Pat. No. 10,172,146

WI-FI AND BLUETOOTH COEXISTENCE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A wireless station, comprising:at least one antenna;
at least one radio configured to perform Wi-Fi communication with a Wi-Fi access point and one or more neighboring wireless stations and Bluetooth communication with a first neighboring wireless station of the one or more neighboring wireless stations;
at least one processor coupled to the at least one radio, wherein the wireless station is configured to perform voice and/or data communications;
wherein the wireless station is configured to:
schedule a Bluetooth communication in one or more time slots with the first neighboring wireless station, wherein the Bluetooth communication has an end time;
determine a change to the end time of the Bluetooth communication;
transmit, in response to determining that the change to the end time shortens the Bluetooth communication, a first peer-to-peer Wi-Fi communication to a second wireless station of the one or more wireless stations during the one or more time slots, wherein the first peer-to-peer Wi-Fi communication indicates that at least a portion of the one or more time slots is available for Wi-Fi communications; and
transmit, in response to determining the change to the end time lengthens the Bluetooth communication, a second peer-to-peer Wi-Fi communication to the second neighboring wireless station during the one or more time slots, wherein the second peer-to-peer communication indicates that an additional one or more time slots subsequent to the one or more time slots is not available for Wi-Fi communication.

US Pat. No. 10,172,144

USER EQUIPMENT, BAND BALANCING CONTROLLER AND RS-SINR REPORTING METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A user equipment, comprising:a processor that measures:
a Reference Signal-Signal to Interference and Noise Ratio (RS-SINR) for a reference signal in a physical downlink control channel transmitted from a base station; and
at least one of a Reference Signal Received Quality (RSRQ) and a Reference Signal Received Power (RSRP); and
a transmitter that reports the measured RS-SINR to the base station in accordance with a reporting trigger based on the measured RSRQ or RSRP value.

US Pat. No. 10,172,131

NETWORK NODES AND METHODS FOR ENABLING ACCESS TO A RADIO NETWORK NODE

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a wireless device, said wireless device supporting a first transmission bandwidth associated with a first set of enumerable elements, for enabling access to a radio network node, the method comprising:obtaining information about a carrier operated by the radio network node, wherein:
the carrier has a second transmission bandwidth associated with a second set of enumerable elements; and
the second transmission bandwidth is wider than the first transmission bandwidth; and
based on the information about the carrier, determining a mapping scheme for mapping the first set of enumerable elements, associated with the first transmission bandwidth, to a subset of the second set of enumerable elements associated with the second transmission bandwidth, wherein the mapping scheme comprises:
mapping a first enumerable element of the first set to an enumerable element of the second set that corresponds to a center frequency of the second transmission bandwidth; and
mapping, in an alternating manner, subsequent enumerable elements of the first set to enumerable elements, of the second set, that correspond to frequencies increasingly higher and lower than the center frequency of the second transmission bandwidth.

US Pat. No. 10,172,129

METHOD OF MAPPING PHYSICAL RESOURCE TO LOGICAL RESOURCE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for receiving data by a receiver, the method comprising:receiving a radio signal comprising a frame which includes an information region and a data region; and
demodulating the received radio signal by an OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) scheme, wherein the frame includes a plurality of OFDM symbols in a time dimension and a plurality of subcarriers in a frequency dimension,
wherein the data region is divided into a first data region including a first type of one or more resource units and a second data region including a second type of one or more resource units,
wherein data in the first type of one or more resource units are mapped to the first data region by a first mapping scheme and data in the second type of one or more resource units are mapped to the second data region by a second mapping scheme other than the first mapping scheme, and
wherein the information region includes information to identify resource units as the first type or the second type.

US Pat. No. 10,172,126

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ALLOCATING WIRELESS RESOURCES FOR TRANSMITTING OR RECEIVING DATA IN WIRELESS LAN

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for allocation wireless resources in a wireless LAN, comprising:allocating, by an access point (AP), a plurality of resource units for a plurality of stations (STAs) within an entire bandwidth which is 20 MHz, 40 MHz, 80 MHz, or 160 MHz, wherein the plurality of resource unit are allocated based on Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA); and
transmitting, by the AP, a physical protocol data unit (PPDU) through the plurality of resource units to the plurality of STAs, wherein, among the plurality of resource units, a small tone unit is set to correspond to 26 tones within a frequency axis and a basic tone unit is set to correspond to a number of tones being larger than 26 tones within the frequency axis,
wherein allocation location of the plurality of resource unit is indicated by a signal field that is included in a PPDU header of the PPDU.

US Pat. No. 10,172,125

TERMINAL DEVICE, BASE STATION DEVICE, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A user equipment comprising:a receiver configured to detect a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) and to perform a measurement for computing a Channel Quality Indicator (CQI)value, wherein
the receiver detects the PDCCH with Downlink Control information (DCI) with a Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) scrambled by a Radio Network Temporary Identifier (RNTI) according to a DCI format 1C on a serving cell,
the reciever does not use a subframe n for Channel State Information (CSI) measurement in a case that the receiver does not detect the PDCCH in a subframe n?1 and the subframe n.