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. 10,172,135

MMW PHYSICAL LAYER DOWNLINK CHANNEL SCHEDULING AND CONTROL SIGNALING

IDAC Holdings, Inc., Wil...

1. A control signaling and scheduling method performed by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), the method comprising:receiving a first control channel using a first antenna pattern;
receiving a second control channel using a second antenna pattern;
demodulating and decoding the first control channel;
demodulating and decoding the second control channel;
determining, using at least one of the decoded first control channel or the decoded second control channel, beam scheduling information associated with the WTRU and whether the WTRU is scheduled for a millimeter wave (mmW) segment;
on a condition that the WTRU is scheduled for the mmW segment
forming a receive beam using the determined beam scheduling information,
receiving the second control channel using the receive beam, and
determining, using the demodulated and decoded second control channel, dynamic per-transmission time interval (TTI) scheduling information related to a data channel associated with the second control channel.

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. 10,172,133

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. 10,172,132

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. 10,172,130

WIDEBAND LOW LATENCY COMMUNICATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication using a carrier aggregation (CA) configuration having a first component carrier (CC) and a second CC comprising:identifying a first transmission time interval (TTI) and a second TTI, wherein the second TTI has a longer duration than the first TTI;
identifying a control channel transmission on the first CC that assigns resources of both of the first CC and the resources of the second CC;
mapping a transport block (TB) within the first TTI according to a wideband configuration that comprises the resources of the first CC and resources of the second CC; and
using the TB to communicate during the first TTI on the resources of the first CC and the resources of the second CC.

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. 10,172,128

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DOWNLINK CONTROL INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for determining a starting symbol of a downlink control channel in a subframe including a plurality of symbols at a user equipment in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a parameter via a Radio Resource Control (RRC) layer signaling; and
determining the starting symbol of the downlink control channel according to a type of the downlink control channel,
wherein, if the downlink control channel is a first type, the starting symbol of the downlink control channel is determined to be a first symbol of the subframe, and
wherein, if the downlink control channel is a second type, the starting symbol of the downlink control channel is determined based on the parameter.

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. 10,172,126

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. 10,172,124

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. 10,172,123

COMMUNICATION METHOD BASED ON DEVICE'S PROPERTY AND APPARATUS FOR ALLOCATING RESOURCE BY USING THE METHOD

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A communication method with devices, comprising:classifying the devices into groups based on device's property;
performing resource allocation to a first device group knowing an already expected data information content without authentication;
performing authentication on a second device group not knowing the already expected data information content and then performing resource allocation to the second device group;
transmitting a signal including resource allocation information based on the resource allocation to the devices; and
receiving data from a device in the first device group and/or a device in the second device group through the allocated resource,
wherein the expected data information content is an amount of bits to be transmitted by one of the respective devices.

US Pat. No. 10,172,122

IDENTIFICATION OF UPLINK INTERFERENCE IN A LONG-TERM EVOLUTION (LTE) COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A method of operating a Long-Term Evolution (LTE) base station to facilitate identification of uplink interference, wherein the LTE base station serves a plurality of User Equipment (UE) devices and one or more relay nodes, the method comprising:identifying a first scheduling group comprising the plurality of UE devices and a second scheduling group comprising the one or more relay nodes based on LTE registration data;
allocating uplink LTE resource blocks by scheduling a first portion of the uplink LTE resource blocks at one end of a channel spectrum to the UE devices in the first scheduling group and scheduling a second portion of the uplink LTE resource blocks at an opposite end of the channel spectrum to the one or more relay nodes in the second scheduling group; and
monitoring for interference in the uplink LTE resource blocks to determine if the interference is associated with the one or more relay nodes in the second scheduling group.

US Pat. No. 10,172,093

CLOSED-LOOP CLOCK CALIBRATION METHOD, TERMINAL AND COMPUTER STORAGE MEDIUM

Sanechips Technology Co. ...

1. A closed-loop clock calibration method, comprising:in an nth calibration period, performing clock calibration according to a calibration factor of the nth calibration period, and obtaining a calibration error of the nth calibration period; and
obtaining a calibration factor of an (n+1)th calibration period according to the calibration error and calibration factor of the nth calibration period, wherein n is a positive integer,
wherein obtaining the calibration factor of the (n+1)th calibration period according to the calibration error and calibration factor of the nth calibration period comprises:
deriving the calibration factor f(n+1) of the (n+1)th calibration period from the calibration error and calibration factor of the nth calibration period according to the following formula:

wherein f(n) is the calibration factor of the nth calibration period, ?t is the calibration error of the nth calibration period, and TSleep is a sleep time period in a Discontinuous Reception (DRX) time period.

US Pat. No. 10,172,081

INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. An information processing system comprising at least one processor and a plurality of terminal apparatuses, the at least one processor being configured to:transmit, via a first network, connection information for a second network that is different from the first network to the file plurality of terminal apparatuses;
carry out communications with the terminal apparatuses via the second network based on the transmitted connection information;
store a respective item of terminal identification information for each of the terminal apparatuses, with which the communications are carried out via the second network;
determine whether the terminal apparatuses that are identified by the stored items of terminal identification information can carry out communications via the second network;
when determining that the terminal apparatuses cannot carry out communications via the second network, carry out such control as to prevent the second network from being used to carry out communications;
store, for each of the items of terminal identification information, a user identification item that identifies a user associated with the respective item of terminal identification information, and an access level identification item that indicates whether the user has permission to use an electronic apparatus that is connected to the information processing system through the second network; wherein an item of terminal identification information, the user identification item, and the access level identification item are stored in association with each other for each user;
permit and deny access to the electronic apparatus by each of the terminal apparatuses, according to a respective access level identification items associated with the terminal identification information items that identify the respective terminal apparatuses;
permit and deny access to a storage area by each of the terminal apparatuses, according to the respective access level identification items associated with the terminal identification information items that identify the respective terminal apparatuses;
in response to a request from the user associated with the access level identification item that corresponds to a highest access level that is stored, change at least the stored access level identification items or the stored items of terminal identification information;
determine whether it is possible to acquire a user list, when a user list acquisition request is received; and
send the user list to a first terminal apparatus among the plurality of terminal apparatuses, when user list acquisition authority exists; and
the first terminal apparatus being configured to:
display a user terminal list screen on the first terminal apparatus; and
change an access authority upon receiving an access authority change request from a user configured to changing access authority.

US Pat. No. 10,172,078

TARGETED USER EQUIPMENT-BASE STATION COMMUNICATION LINK

Oceus Networks Inc., Res...

1. A method for establishing a communication link between a user equipment and a base station of a UE-base station pair, the method comprising:scanning one or more frequency bands for broadcast signals;
receiving at a user equipment (UE), first information blocks from a plurality of base stations;
determining a strength and quality of a signal from each of the plurality of base stations based on the first information blocks;
receiving at the UE, second information blocks from the plurality of base stations, wherein the UE stores a cell identifier identifying a particular base station that is part of a UE-base station pair that also includes the UE;
identifying at least one base station of the plurality of base stations that is broadcasting an exclusivity parameter indicating that the at least one base station is not available for connection based on the second information blocks;
determining that a cell identifier identifying the at least one base station matches the cell identifier identifying the particular base station that is part of the UE-base station pair;
determining that the strength and quality of the signal from the at least one base station satisfies a signal strength and quality threshold; and
initiating a request to connect to the at least one base station based on identifying the at least one base station is broadcasting the exclusivity parameter, determining that the cell identifier identifying the at least one base station matches the cell identifier identifying the particular base station that is part of the UE-base station pair, and determining that the strength and quality of the signal from the at least one base station satisfies the signal strength and quality threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,172,004

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RULES-BASED SELECTION OF NETWORK TRANSMISSION INTERCEPTION MEANS

AO Kaspersky Lab, Moscow...

1. A method for selecting a means for intercepting network transmissions for a device, the method comprising:determining parameters of the device associated with access rights to resources of an operating system of the device and presence of resources of the operating system;
determining characteristics of available network transmission intercepting means, the available network transmission intercepting means comprising one or more of a proxy server, a virtual private network (VPN) client, and a firewall;
selecting a network transmission intercepting means whose characteristics satisfy the parameters of the operating system of the device based on one or more selection rules related to availability of the resources of the operating system, Wherein the selection rules comprise one or more of a rule associated with at least one of a security level of data transmitted by the device, an ability to process a source of intercepted data, and an ability to process data transmitted by hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP);
causing transmission by the device to be processed by the selected network transmission intercepting means in order to optimize utilization of the resources of the operating system.

US Pat. No. 10,171,924

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUDIO CALIBRATION USING ACOUSTIC MEASUREMENTS

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

1. A method for audio calibration of a television receiver remote control, the method comprising:determining, by a television receiver remote control, an orientation of the television receiver remote control based on data from an on-board orientation sensor;
determining, by the television receiver remote control, that the determined orientation of the television receiver remote control corresponds to a defined orientation for receiving an audio-based command from a user;
in response to determining that the determined orientation of the television receiver remote control corresponds to the defined orientation, outputting, via a microphone incorporated as part of the television receiver remote control, a calibration sound;
receiving, via the microphone incorporated as part of the television receiver remote control that output the calibration sound, a reflected sound that is an acoustic reflection of the calibration sound;
analyzing an amount of time that has elapsed between outputting the calibration sound and receiving the reflected sound to determine a distance between the microphone and the user; and
configuring one or more audio input settings, comprising equalization settings, that are used for modifying audio received by the microphone based on the determined distance, wherein the equalization settings are configured to attenuate an amplitude of a frequency having a half wavelength equal to the determined distance.

US Pat. No. 10,171,914

VIBRATION SOUND-GENERATING DEVICE

GOERTEK INC., Weifang (C...

1. A vibration sound-generating device, comprising a housing and a vibration system and a magnetic circuit system received in the housing, a sound exit hole being provided on a side surface of the housing, whereinthe vibration system comprises a vibrating diaphragm, a voice coil and a voice coil framework for connecting the vibrating diaphragm with the voice coil, and a plane where the vibrating diaphragm lies is parallel to a side surface where the sound exit hole lies; and the voice coil is of a flat structure, and a plane where the voice coil lies is perpendicular to the plane where the vibrating diaphragm lies;
the magnetic circuit system comprises magnets, and a plane where the magnets lie is parallel to the plane where the voice coil lies;
the vibration sound-generating device further comprises a mass block and an elastic support, the magnets and the mass block are fixed as an integral structure, and the elastic support suspends the mass block and the magnets in the housing; and
the elastic support is an annular structure, the mass block and the magnets are located inside the elastic support, two opposed sides of the elastic support are fixedly connected with the magnets, an extension direction of the two sides is perpendicular to a vibration direction of the mass block and the magnets, and the other two sides of the elastic support are fixed on the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,171,883

DIRECTIONAL MOCA FILTER

PPC BROADBAND, INC., Eas...

1. A Multimedia over Coaxial Alliance (MoCA) filter comprising:a first port;
a second port;
a unidirectional path between the first port and the second port, wherein the unidirectional path communicates at least a portion of a cable television (CATV) signal from the first port to the second port and prevents a MoCA signal from being communicated from the second port to the first port, and wherein the unidirectional path comprises:
a first band-pass filter device;
a second band-pass filter device; and
an isolator positioned between the first and second band-pass filter devices; and
a bidirectional path between the first port and the second port, wherein the bidirectional path communicates at least a portion of the CATV signal from the first port to the second port, wherein the unidirectional and bidirectional paths are in parallel, and wherein a frequency range of the CATV signal at least partially overlaps with a frequency range of the MoCA signal.

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. 10,171,870

FORCED EXECUTION OF AUTHENTICATED CODE

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

1. A method, comprising:executing, by an application processor in a television receiver, a software application comprising software application code, wherein a first portion of the software application code resides in an interrupt service routine memory space and execution of the first portion of the software application code generates a result, and wherein executing the software application comprises executing a second portion of the software application code;
security checking, by a security processor in the television receiver, the first portion of the software application code in the interrupt service routine memory space, wherein the security processor is not the application processor;
after security checking the first portion of the software application code, triggering, by the security processor, an interrupt to the application processor;
in response to the interrupt:
halting execution, by the application processor, of the second portion of the software application code,
executing, by the application processor, the first portion of the software application code in the interrupt service routine memory space,
after executing the first portion of the software application code in the interrupt service routine memory space, transmitting, by the application processor, the result to the security processor, and
after transmitting the result to the security processor, continuing execution, by the application processor, of the second portion of the software application code; and
performing, by the security processor, a security action if the security checking fails.

US Pat. No. 10,171,861

RECORDING OF MULTIPLE TELEVISION CHANNELS

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

1. A television receiver configured to record multiple television channels, the television receiver comprising:a tuner;
one or more processors; and
a memory communicatively coupled with and readable by the one or more processors and having stored therein processor-readable instructions which, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to:
receive a single selection indicative of enablement of multiple channel recording functionality;
output for presentation a user interface that permits selection of individual channels from a plurality of television channels on a transponder stream in response to receiving the single selection indicative of enabled of multiple channel recording functionality;
receive a user-defined selection indicative of multiple television channels selected from the plurality of television channels broadcast on the transponder stream, wherein the multiple television channels represent a subset of the plurality of television channels broadcast on the transponder stream, the subset of plurality of television channels to be received via the tuner and recorded concurrently;
receive an indication of a plurality of time periods for recording from a television service provider; and
set a plurality of timers to concurrently record on the multiple television channels indicated by the user-defined selection such that recording occurs for the plurality of time periods defined by the television service provider.

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. 10,171,815

CODING MANNER SWITCHING METHOD, TRANSMIT END, AND RECEIVE END

HUAWEI DEVICE (DONGGUAN) ...

1. A coding manner switching method, comprising:acquiring, by a transmit end, state information, the state information comprising at least one of central processing unit (CPU) usage, a network bandwidth, electricity amount information that corresponds to at least one of the transmit end or a receive end, or information about media content from the transmit end, the state information being at least one of state information of the transmit end state information of a receive end, or state information of the transmit end and the receive end, and the information about the media content from the transmit end being at least one of a size of the media content from the transmit end, a resolution of the media content from the transmit end, or a frame rate of the media content from the transmit end;
determining, by the transmit end, whether at least one piece of information among the state information meets a preset condition;
switching a coding manner of the media content when one piece of information among the state information meets the preset condition, the coding manner being one of an Advanced Video Coding or a High Efficiency Video Coding; and
notifying, by the transmit end, the receive end of the coding manner of the media content of the transmit end such that the receive end is capable of determining a decoding manner of the media content according to the coding manner of the media content, the preset condition being that the network bandwidth is less than a first preset threshold when the state information currently determined by the transmit end is the network bandwidth, the coding manner of the media content being switched when one piece of information among the state information meets the preset condition comprising switching, by the transmit end, the Advanced Video Coding to the High Efficiency Video Coding when the network bandwidth is less than the first preset threshold, and the network bandwidth being at least one of the network bandwidth of the transmit end, the network bandwidth of the receive end, or the network bandwidth of the transmit end and the receive end.

US Pat. No. 10,171,778

LIQUID COOLING APPARATUS

COOLER MASTER CO., LTD., ...

1. A liquid cooling apparatus comprising:a chassis having
an upper surface;
a lower surface;
a boss formed on and protruding from the lower surface of the chassis;
a recess formed in the upper surface of the chassis and recessed into the boss;
an inner bottom defined in the recess; and
a heat dissipating structure disposed on the inner bottom in the recess and having a top;
a cover mounted on the upper surface of the chassis and covering the chassis, wherein an inner chamber is defined between the chassis and the cover, and the cover having
an inner surface facing the upper surface of the chassis;
a liquid inlet channel defined through the cover and having an interior inlet communicating with the inner chamber;
a liquid outlet channel defined through the cover and having an interior outlet communicating with the inner chamber; and
an inner sidewall defined around the inner chamber;
a dividing structure disposed in the inner chamber, attached to the inner surface of the cover, and protruding to abut the top of the heat dissipating structure, and the dividing structure corresponding in position to the recess of the chassis and including
a dividing wall disposed between the interior inlet of the liquid inlet channel and the interior outlet of the liquid outlet channel and having
two ends oppositely extending to attach to the inner sidewall of the cover; and
a bottom surface facing and abuts the upper surface of the chassis; and
a protruding wall protruding down from the bottom surface of the dividing wall and protruding to abut the top of the heat dissipating structure;
wherein the dividing structure divides the inner chamber into a liquid inlet compartment and a liquid outlet compartment, the liquid inlet compartment directly communicates with the interior inlet of the liquid inlet channel, the liquid outlet compartment directly communicates with the interior outlet of the liquid outlet channel, and the liquid inlet compartment communicates with the liquid outlet compartment via the recess.

US Pat. No. 10,171,772

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING VIRTUAL PRESENCE

Nanolumens Acquisition, I...

1. A virtual presence system responsive to its environment, the system comprising:a) a display having a structural matrix configured to arrange a plurality of spaced pixel elements, said plurality of spaced pixel elements collectively forming an active visual area wherein an image is displayable; said active visual area capable of being continuously active for continuously displaying a displayed image;
b) at least one aperture disposed within the active visual area and among said spaced pixel elements; disposed in said aperture a transmission means operative to transmit sensible data from the environment in front of said active visual area to a sensor device, the sensor device operable to communicate to a signal processor;
c) said sensor device operable to capture sensor data while said display is simultaneously operable for displaying said displayed image, said spaced pixel elements and said sensor device capable of being simultaneously operative for simultaneously displaying said displayed image and simultaneously sensing data; and,
d) said signal processor operative to: receive sensed data from said sensor device; and, respond to said sensed data by modifying a visible attribute of said displayed image.

US Pat. No. 10,171,749

IMAGING DEVICE, METHOD AND SYSTEM OF PROVIDING FILL LIGHT, AND MOVABLE OBJECT

SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. A fill light providing method comprising:obtaining an automatic exposure parameter of an image sensor; and
controlling a fill light lamp to provide a fill light based upon the automatic exposure parameter, including:
adjusting an illumination intensity of the fill light lamp in response to the automatic exposure parameter satisfying a preset condition.

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. 10,171,716

CAMERA MODULE, MOLDED CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY, MOLDED PHOTOSENSITIVE ASSEMBLY AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Ningbo Sunny Opotech Co.,...

1. A molded circuit board assembly for a camera module comprising at least one lens and at least an optical filter, comprising:at least one circuit board, which comprises:
a base board;
one or more electronic components on said base board;
at least one photosensitive element provided on said circuit board, wherein said photosensitive element has a photosensitive area portion and a non-photosensitive area portion surrounding said photosensitive area portion; and
one or more connecting elements electrically connecting said non-photosensitive area portion of said photosensitive element with said circuit board; and
at least one molded base which is integrally formed with said circuit board by a molding process, wherein said molded base is molded to encapsulate and bury said electronic components on said base board of said circuit board therein and forms at least one light window which provides a light path for said photosensitive element for enabling a light entering said lens reaching said photosensitive element through said light window, wherein said molded base has an annular inner side surface which has at least a portion inclinedly extended upwardly and outwardly from said circuit board for facilitating demoulding in said molding process and avoiding stray lights and an annular outer side surface extended upwardly and inwardly from said base board of said circuit board for facilitating demoulding in said molding process, wherein said inner side surface of said molded base and a longitudinal line direction of an optical axis of said camera module define a first inclination angle selected from the angle range group consisting of 3° to 30°, 10° to 55° and 10° to 80° therebetween, wherein said outer side surface of said molded base and said longitudinal line direction of said optical axis of said camera module define a second inclination angle selected from having a range of 3° to 45° therebetween, wherein at an outer side of at least one outer peripheral surface of an outer side surface of said molded base, said base board of said circuit board has a press-fit distance W, having a numerical value range 0.1 to 10 mm, such that during said molding process, at least one dividing block of a molding mould is adapted to press-fit at said press-fit distance W of said base board of said circuit board, wherein said molded base further having one or more lens actuator pin grooves, wherein a pin groove wall defining each of said lens actuator pin grooves and said longitudinal line direction of said optical axis of said camera module define a fourth inclination angle for facilitating demoulding, wherein a range of said fourth inclination angle is 3° to 30°.

US Pat. No. 10,171,713

METHOD OF ALIGNING LENS OPTICAL AXIS TO IMAGE SENSOR PLANE WITHOUT ACTIVE ALIGNMENT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method of assembling a camera module, the method comprising:applying a tracking code to a lens housing;
mounting one or more lenses into the lens housing;
determining optical measurements of the lenses with respect to a datum of the lens housing;
electronically recording the optical measurements and the tracking code of the lens housing;
measuring a position of an image sensor surface of an image sensor mounted on a substrate;
reading the tracking code on the lens housing;
applying an adhesive to the substrate;
positioning the lens housing with respect to the image sensor surface using the optical measurements corresponding to the tracking code on the lens housing and the datum of the lens housing; and
curing the adhesive.

US Pat. No. 10,171,681

SERVICE DESIGN CENTER FOR DEVICE ASSISTED SERVICES

Headwater Research LLC, ...

1. A network service plan provisioning system configured to:obtain and store a first service plan component and a second service plan component,
the first service plan component comprising (i) information specifying a first traffic classification filter for filtering network traffic events and (ii) information specifying a first network policy enforcement action to be taken when a network traffic event possesses a characteristic that matches the first traffic classification filter,
the second service plan component comprising (a) information specifying a second traffic classification filter for filtering network traffic events, and (b) information specifying a second network policy enforcement action to be taken when a network traffic event possesses a characteristic that matches the second traffic classification filter,
wherein the sets of network traffic event characteristics that respectively match the first and second traffic classification filters are overlapping but not identical in extent;
receive a user selection to, for a grouping of the first service plan component and the second service plan component as both applicable to a given wireless service plan, create a prioritization of the first traffic classification filter over the second traffic classification filter;
process the first service plan component, the second service plan component, and the prioritization to create a service plan provisioning instruction set applicable to at least one wireless device; and
deploy the service plan provisioning instruction set to one or more devices in a network, such that for a network traffic event associated with the at least one wireless device and that matches both the first and second traffic classification filters, the one or more devices perform the first network policy enforcement action and do not perform the second network policy enforcement action.

US Pat. No. 10,171,556

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISTRIBUTING RECORDED MESSAGES TO A VEHICLE PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT SYSTEM

PANASONIC AVIONICS CORPOR...

1. A personal electronic device for transferring a public announcement message to an onboard public announcement system (OPAS) installed on a vehicle, the personal electronic device comprising:a storage device for storing electronic data;
a data networking module configured to establish a wireless network connection to the OPAS;
a software application configured to program the personal electronic device to:
establish a wireless remote data transfer link to a remote public announcement message server, download the public announcement message from the remote public announcement message server via the remote data transfer link, and store the public announcement message on the storage device;
receive an identifier associated with the OPAS and determine that the public announcement message is for transfer to the OPAS based on the identifier; and
establish a wireless local data transfer link to the OPAS using the data networking module, and transmit the public announcement message stored on the storage device to the OPAS via the wireless local data transfer link.

US Pat. No. 10,171,550

STATIC TRACKER

VIASAT, INC., Carlsbad, ...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:determining a probability that a web object will be requested as part of a web page transaction for a web page based on requests for the web object during prior web page transactions for the web page;
identifying a request for the web page from a first client computer;
identifying the web object as a candidate for prefetching based on the request for the web page, wherein the web object is a child object of the web page;
responsive to determining to prefetch the web object based on the probability, prefetching the web object;
observing child requests from the first client computer or a different client computer during a later web page transaction for the web page initiated by the first client computer or the different client computer;
determining whether the web object was requested by the first client computer or the different client computer during the later web page transaction; and
modifying the probability based on the determination whether the first client computer or the different client computer requested the web object during the later web page transaction.

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. 10,171,528

STREAMING OF SEGMENTED CONTENT

Koninklijke KPN N.V., Ro...

1. Method for enabling streaming of segmented content from a delivery node to a device comprising an adaptive streaming client on the basis of a manifest file, said manifest file comprising one or more segment identifiers, said method comprising:selecting at least one segment identifier from said manifest file, said segment identifier identifying a segment that has not been requested by said client when said selecting is performed; and,
sending pre-announce information to a delivery node or a content delivery network beforehand for announcing that said segment is expected to be requested by said client, said pre-announce information comprising said at least one segment identifier, said pre-announce information being further arranged for triggering said delivery node or said content delivery network to ensure availability of said segment when said at least one segment is requested, wherein sending said pre-announce information comprises sending said pre-announce information in a pre-announce message to said delivery node or said content delivery network, and wherein at least part of said pre-announce information is inserted in the header of said message; and/or, in the body of said message, said message being a HTTP HEAD or a HTTP POST message.

US Pat. No. 10,171,515

NOTIFYING RESPONSE SENDER OF MALFORMED SESSION INITIATION PROTOCOL (SIP) RESPONSE MESSAGES

International Business Ma...

1. A method for notification about a malformed SIP response, comprising:in response to receiving a malformed response message at a session initiation protocol (SIP) client, from a SIP server, producing a dedicated ACK message;
sending the dedicated ACK message to the SIP server, wherein the ACK message includes the malformed response message associated with a reason for a malformation;
receiving, by the SIP server, the dedicated ACK message;
amending, by the SIP server, contents of the dedicated ACK message to correct the malformation; and
sending, by the SIP server, the amended contents of the dedicated ACK message to the SIP client, to establish a communication.

US Pat. No. 10,171,507

MICROSEGMENTATION IN HETEROGENEOUS SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKING ENVIRONMENTS

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

1. A method comprising:classifying each of a first plurality of endpoints in a network into a first endpoint group, based on each of the first plurality of endpoints having an attribute of the first endpoint group, wherein the first plurality of endpoints have a first software-defined networking (SDN) solution;
defining, for the first endpoint group, a first policy model comprising one or more rules for processing associated network traffic;
identifying a second plurality of endpoints having (a) a second SDN solution that is different than, and incompatible with, the first SDN solution and (b) the attribute of the first endpoint group;
classifying each of the second plurality of endpoints into a second end point group;
defining, for the second endpoint group, a second policy model comprising the one or more rules associated with the first policy model;
generating a third endpoint group enumerating a network address of each endpoint in the second end point group; and
defining, for the third endpoint group, a third policy model, wherein the third policy model inherits the one or more rules from the first policy model;
wherein the one or more rules in the first, second and third policy models provide for uniform enforcement of the one or more rules across the first, second and third endpoint groups.

US Pat. No. 10,171,255

ENHANCING COLLABORATION IN REAL-TIME GROUP CHAT SYSTEM AND METHOD

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:maintaining, between a plurality of participating computing devices, a collaboration session that includes a group instant messaging session within an object, wherein the plurality of participating computing devices includes a host computing device and one or more non-host computing devices in the group instant messaging session;
generating a first sub-object of a plurality of sub-objects within the object, wherein the first sub-object is rendered on the host computing device and the one or more non-host computing devices, wherein the first sub-object includes a non-group instant messaging session message rendered on the host computing device and the one or more non-host computing devices, wherein the non-group instant messaging session is described by a configurable host banner, wherein the first sub-object rendered on the host computing device and the one or more non-host computing devices includes a summary of a plurality of messages from the group instant messaging session selected by the host computing device, wherein the first sub-object includes a last message sent by the host computing device, wherein the summary of the plurality of messages from the group instant messaging session selected by the host computing device is aggregated in an expandable list, wherein a last message selected by the host computing device from the plurality of messages is displayed in the first sub-object and the other selected messages are not displayed when the expandable list is collapsed;
generating, by a first non-host computing device of the one or more non-host computing devices, a second sub-object of the plurality of sub-objects within the object, wherein the second sub-object is rendered on the first non-host computing device and excluded from rendering on a remaining portion of the plurality of participating computing devices, wherein the second sub-object rendered on the first non-host computing device and excluded from rendering on the remaining portion of the plurality of participating computing devices includes a summary of a plurality of messages from the group instant messaging session selected by the first non-host computing device, wherein the summary of the plurality of messages from the group instant messaging session selected by the first non-host computing device is aggregated in an expandable list, wherein a last message selected by the first non-host computing device from the plurality of messages is displayed in the second sub-object and the other selected messages are not displayed when the expandable list is collapsed;
assigning permission to the host computing device to edit content in the first sub-object, wherein the content in the first sub-object is rendered on the host computing device and the one or more non-host computing devices, and wherein the non-host computing devices are precluded from editing the content in the first sub-object; and
delegating, by the host computing device, permission to at least one other computing device of the plurality of participating computing devices to one or more of the ability to remove one or more participants from the group instant messaging session and the ability to mute one or more participants from entering further instant messages.

US Pat. No. 10,171,225

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND CONTROL SIGNAL MAPPING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:control circuitry which, in operation, selects a Demodulation Reference Signal (DMRS) mapping pattern from among a plurality of DMRS mapping pattern candidates, wherein the plurality of DMRS mapping pattern candidates includes a first DMRS mapping pattern with first DMRS resource elements to which first DMRSs in a first half of a subframe are mapped and second DMRS resource elements to which second DMRSs in a second half of the subframe are mapped; and
a transmitter which, in operation, transmits mapping pattern candidates information relating to the plurality of DMRS mapping pattern candidates via higher layers and transmits downlink control information that includes a plurality of bits indicating the selected DMRS mapping pattern.

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. 10,171,139

INTER-DWELLING SIGNAL MANAGEMENT USING RECONFIGURABLE ANTENNAS

Ethertronics, Inc., San ...

1. A communication system comprising:a reconfigurable antenna system integrated with the communication system, the reconfigurable antenna system being capable of configuration in one selected mode selected from a plurality of possible modes, wherein the reconfigurable antenna system comprises a distinct radiation pattern when configured in each of the plurality of possible modes;
the reconfigurable antenna system being configured to transmit and receive signals with one or more client devices coupled with the communication system;
the communication system further comprising:
a processor and algorithm configured to:
establish a communication zone associated with the communication system, wherein the communication zone comprises a spatial volume surrounding the communication system and defines a perimeter within which communication with the one or more client devices is possible, and
control the selected mode of the reconfigurable antenna system, wherein the selected mode comprises a mode of the plurality of possible modes which provides optimal signal strength metric within the communication zone and minimum signal strength metric outside of the communication zone.

US Pat. No. 10,171,133

TRANSPONDER ARRANGEMENT

Automated Assembly Corpor...

1. A transponder arrangement, comprising:a substrate having a first surface and an opposing second surface;
a radio frequency (RF) transponder disposed on the first surface of the substrate and having a first connection pad and a second connection pad;
a first antenna element disposed on the first surface of the substrate and connected to the first connection pad;
a second antenna element disposed on the first surface of the substrate and connected to the second connection pad; and
a third antenna element disposed on the second surface of the substrate and inductively coupled to the first and second antenna elements.

US Pat. No. 10,171,119

COMMUNICATION TERMINALS AND A METHOD FOR EXCHANGING INFORMATION BETWEEN COMMUNICATION TERMINALS IN A NOISY ENVIRONMENT

RAMOT AT TEL AVIV UNIVERS...

1. A method for receiving and decoding a message, the method comprises:receiving, by a second terminal, a first received signal; wherein the first received signal represents a first transmitted signal that was transmitted from a first terminal and propagated over a noisy feedforward channel; wherein the first transmitted signal represents a portion of a message;
calculating, by the second terminal, a first estimate of the portion of the message;
calculating, by the second terminal, a representation of the first estimate; wherein the calculating of the representation of the first estimate comprises applying a second modulo function;
transmitting, by the second terminal, over a feedback channel, the representation of the first estimate;
repeating, for each iteration out of multiple iterations, the steps of:
receiving, by the second terminal, a current received signal; wherein the current received signal represents an estimated error; wherein the estimated error was calculated by the first terminal in response to an outcome of a pervious iteration and calculating the estimated error comprises applying a first modulo function;
calculating, by the second terminal, and in response to the current received signal, a current estimate of the message;
calculating, by the second terminal, a representation of the current estimate; wherein the calculating of the representation of the current estimate comprises applying the second modulo function; and
transmitting, by the second terminal and over the feedback channel, the representation of the current estimate; and
estimating the portion of the message, by the second terminal, and after a completion of the multiple iterations, wherein the estimating of the portion of the message is responsive to at least one outcome of at least one iteration.

US Pat. No. 10,171,047

POWER AMPLIFIER WITH STABILISING NETWORK

SnapTrack, Inc., San Die...

1. A circuit comprising:an amplifier having an output configured to receive a modulated supply voltage;
a radio frequency (RF) matching network connected between the output of the amplifier and an output of the circuit, wherein a RF output of the amplifier is generated at the output of the circuit through the RF matching network;
a RF blocking circuit having a first terminal connected to the output of the amplifier, the RF blocking circuit having a first capacitor in parallel with an inductor; and
a control circuit having a first terminal coupled to a second terminal of the RF blocking circuit and a second terminal coupled to ground, wherein the control circuit includes a first resistor connected in series with a second capacitor, wherein the second capacitor is in series with the inductor of the RF blocking circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,171,018

METHOD AND ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT FOR STALL DETECTION

MELEXIS TECHNOLOGIES NV, ...

1. A method for detecting stall of a multiphase motor operated in a sinusoidal micro-stepped mode, the method comprising:measuring a phase current and/or measuring a sum of all phase currents at regular time intervals synchronous with the micro-steps,
calculating the difference between the measured phase current at a first moment and the measured phase current of the same phase at a previous synchronous moment and/or the difference between the measured sum of all phase currents at a first moment and the measured current of the corresponding phase and/or of the measured sum of all phase currents at a previous synchronous moment,
analyzing the series of obtained current differences so as to generate a stall detection signal,
wherein analyzing the series of obtained current differences comprises comparing the obtained current differences with a threshold value and generating a stall detection signal when the threshold value has been crossed at least a predefined number of times during a predefined period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,170,999

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REGULATING OUTPUT CURRENTS OF POWER CONVERSION SYSTEMS

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. A system controller for a power converter, the system controller comprising:a modulation signal generator configured to receive a first compensation signal and a ramping signal and generate a modulation signal based at least in part on the first compensation signal and the ramping signal, the first compensation signal being associated with a converted signal and a second compensation signal, the converted signal being associated with an input signal for a power converter, the second compensation signal being associated with a sensing signal related to a first current flowing through a primary winding of the power converter; and
a drive signal generator configured to receive the modulation signal and output a drive signal to affect the first current, the drive signal being associated with an on-time period, a switch being closed during the on-time period;
wherein the system controller is configured to adjust a duration of the on-time period based at least in part on the converted signal and the first compensation signal.

US Pat. No. 10,170,998

METHOD FOR GENERATING INJECTION CURRENT FOR FUEL CELL STACK AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING THE SAME

Hyundai Autron Co.,Ltd., ...

1. An apparatus for generating injection current for a fuel cell stack, comprising:a switch configured to retain any one state of an on state and an off state;
an inductor configured to output accumulated energy according to a state of the switch as a boost voltage and a signal current, wherein the signal current is applied to the fuel cell stack so as to diagnose a fault of the fuel cell stack; and
a converter configured to provide the boost voltage received from the inductor to a load or convert the boost voltage into a predetermined voltage and provide the predetermined voltage to a load; and
a control unit configured to receive the signal current and calculate total harmonic distortion (THD) and impedance of the fuel cell stack,
wherein the switch generates an alternating current component in the signal current which is applied to the fuel cell stack, while the state of the switch is controlled to be changed by the unit of a predetermined time according to a frequency to be used, and
wherein the control unit calculates the THD through a frequency analysis corresponding to the frequency to be used, and determines the fault of the fuel cell stack when the THD is equal to or more than a predetermined harmonic distortion.

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. 10,170,975

AC LINE DETECTION AND X CAPACITOR DISCHARGE USING A SINGLE TERMINAL

DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR INC....

1. A switching power converter controller for a switching power converter, comprising:a detection pin for receiving a clamped and divided version of an AC mains terminal voltage from an AC mains terminal;
a comparator configured to compare a detection pin voltage of the detection pin to a reference voltage to drive a comparator output signal into a binary high state or a binary low state responsive to whether the detection pin voltage is greater or lower than the reference voltage;
a detection circuit configured to detect whether the AC mains terminal is disconnected from an AC mains through a determination of whether the comparator output signal is in the binary high state for a threshold period and of whether the comparator output signal is in the binary low state for the threshold period, wherein the threshold period is greater than one-half of a period for an oscillation of the AC mains terminal voltage; and
a driver configured to increase the detection pin voltage to switch on a bleeder circuit to discharge an X class capacitor responsive to a detection by the detection circuit that the AC mains terminal is disconnected from the AC mains.

US Pat. No. 10,170,940

WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM

Imperial Innovations Limi...

1. A power inverter for driving a transmitter coil in an inductive power transfer system, wherein the power inverter is suitable for class ‘EF’ operation, is arranged to drive a load resistance, and comprises:a switching device arranged between a power source and ground and arranged to switch at a switching frequency; and
a resonant network arranged in parallel with the switching device between the power source and ground, the resonant network having a resonant frequency which is a non-integer multiple of the switching frequency, such that, in operation, a substantially constant current passes through the load resistance.

US Pat. No. 10,170,902

EXTENSION AND RETRACTION DEVICE AND METHOD

PANASONIC AVIONICS CORPOR...

1. A method for providing a retractable and extendable electrical connection to an entertainment system of a vehicle, the method comprising:providing in the vehicle, a housing including a pair of openings;
mounting a slip ring within the housing in which the slip ring includes a rotor, a stator having stator leads, and extending the stator leads out of one of the openings of the housing and connecting the stator leads to the entertainment system of the vehicle;
rotatably mounting a reel within the housing with the reel having an axis of rotation along that of the rotor in which the reel is rotatable in opposite directions;
providing a cord on the reel including opposite ends and internal wires, and extending one end of the cord through the other of the pair of openings of the housing and connecting at least some of the wires to the rotor leads; and
retracting the cord into the housing by rotating the reel in one direction to wind the cord onto the reel,
extending the cord from the housing by pulling the cord to rotate the reel in the other direction and unwinding the cord from the reel; and
encapsulating the slip ring.

US Pat. No. 10,170,784

REGENERATIVE FUEL CELL SYSTEM

Japan Aerospace Explorati...

1. A regenerative fuel cell system comprising a combination of a fuel cell and a water electrolyzer comprising a polymer membrane and electrodes each provided on either side of the polymer membrane,wherein the regenerative fuel cell system is operable to generate electric power during a power generation time by supplying an oxygen gas to an electrode provided on one side of the polymer membrane and by supplying a hydrogen gas to an electrode provided on the other side of the polymer membrane, and to generate an oxygen gas and a hydrogen gas during a charging time by electrolyzing water in the combination of the fuel cell and the water electrolyzer, the regenerative fuel cell system comprising:
an oxygen tank for storing an oxygen gas;
a hydrogen tank for storing a hydrogen gas;
a first reservoir for storing water and an oxygen gas that is not used for power generation out of the oxygen gas supplied during the power generation time;
a second reservoir for storing water and a hydrogen gas that is not used for power generation out of the hydrogen gas supplied during the power generation time; and
vapor pressure control means for controlling a vapor pressure of the water in at least one of the first reservoir and the second reservoir,
wherein the combination of the fuel cell and the water electrolyzer, the oxygen tank, the hydrogen tank, the first reservoir, the second reservoir, and a liquid/gas path for connecting them are provided as a closed path, the oxygen tank and the first reservoir are connected with each other to allow the oxygen gas to travel back and forth therebetween, the regenerative fuel cell system is operable to supply the oxygen gas to the electrode provided on one side of the polymer membrane during the power generation time, the hydrogen tank and the second reservoir are connected with each other to allow the hydrogen gas to travel back and forth therebetween, and the regenerative fuel cell system is operable to supply the hydrogen gas to the electrode provided on the other side of the polymer membrane during the power generation time,
wherein the regenerative fuel cell system is operable to supply water, which is required during the power generation time, to the polymer membrane by controlling the vapor pressure of the water by the vapor pressure control means,
wherein the regenerative fuel cell system comprises a pressure difference gauge that is operable for measuring a pressure difference between the oxygen gas on an oxygen side and the hydrogen gas on a hydrogen side of the polymer membrane, and the pressure difference is controllable within a predetermined range by varying at least one of a position of liquid water level in the first reservoir and a position of liquid water level in the second reservoir, or by varying at least one of an oxygen gas pressure in the first reservoir and a hydrogen gas pressure in the second reservoir, based on the result of the measurement, and
wherein the pressure difference gauge is disposed between the oxygen side and the hydrogen side of the polymer membrane.

US Pat. No. 10,170,782

HIGH-EFFICIENCY FUEL CELL SYSTEM WITH CARBON DIOXIDE CAPTURE ASSEMBLY AND METHOD

FUELCELL ENERGY, INC., D...

17. A method of operating a high efficiency fuel cell system, the method comprising:providing a topping fuel cell assembly comprising a topping cathode portion and a topping anode portion;
providing a bottoming fuel cell assembly comprising a bottoming cathode portion and a bottoming anode portion,
providing a portion of the flue gas to each of the topping cathode portion and the bottoming cathode portion in parallel;
receiving, at the bottoming anode portion, anode exhaust output from the topping anode portion;
oxidizing, with an oxidizer assembly, anode exhaust output from the bottoming anode portion with air and/or oxygen to generate carbon dioxide-containing exhaust;
heating the flue gas before the flue gas is provided to the topping cathode portion and/or the bottoming cathode portion using waste heat generated during said oxidizing; and
receiving, at a separation assembly, the carbon dioxide-containing exhaust from the oxidizer assembly and separating carbon dioxide from the carbon dioxide-containing exhaust.

US Pat. No. 10,170,710

ORGANOMETALLIC COMPLEX, LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT, LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND LIGHTING DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A light-emitting element comprising:an EL layer between a pair of electrodes,
wherein the EL layer comprises a light-emitting layer, and
wherein the light-emitting layer comprises an organometallic complex represented by a formula (G1-1),

wherein M represents Pt or Pd, and each of R1 to R16 independently represents any one of hydrogen, an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, and a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group having 6 to 13 carbon atoms,
wherein a ring A represents a triazole ring, and
wherein the light-emitting element emits green light.

US Pat. No. 10,170,689

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Renesas Electronics Corpo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a magnetization free layer;
a reference layer electrically coupled to a first surface of the magnetization free layer;
a first magnetization fixed layer provided in the vicinity of the magnetization free layer;
a first wiring electrically and physically coupled directly to the magnetization free layer at a first location the magnetization free layer; and
a second wiring electrically and physically coupled directly to the magnetization free layer at a second location the magnetization free layer,
wherein the first magnetization fixed layer is not electrically coupled to the magnetization free layer, and
wherein the first wiring and the second wiring are distinct from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,170,595

FABRICATION OF AN ISOLATED DUMMY FIN BETWEEN ACTIVE VERTICAL FINS WITH TIGHT FIN PITCH

International Business Ma...

1. A method of forming an arrangement, of active and inactive fins on a substrate, comprising:forming at least three vertical fins on the substrate;
forming a protective liner on at least three of the at least three vertical fins;
removing at least a portion of the protective liner on at least one of the at least three of the at least three vertical fins; and
converting the one of the at least three of the at least three vertical fins to an inactive vertical fin, without using a fin-cut process.

US Pat. No. 10,170,572

SELF-ALIGNED DUAL TRENCH DEVICE

Diodes Incorporated, Pla...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a chip of a semiconductor material having a top surface;
a gate trench in the chip extending from the top surface and having a depth and a width;
at least two field plate trenches, one on each side of the gate trench, each field plate trench extending from the top surface;
each field plate trench comprising two sections delineated by a raised edge a first section having a first length, and a second section having a second length;
the first length equal the depth of the gate trench; and
the gate trench and the field plate trenches lined with dielectric material and filled with a conductive material.

US Pat. No. 10,170,567

HIGH VOLTAGE LATERALLY DIFFUSED MOSFET WITH BURIED FIELD SHIELD AND METHOD TO FABRICATE SAME

International Business Ma...

1. A method to fabricate laterally diffused MOSFETs comprising:providing a semiconductor substrate having disposed over a top surface thereof a bottom surface of an n-type layer;
forming a recess in a top surface of the n-type layer;
forming in the recess an electrically conductive field shield member covered completely with a dielectric material;
epitaxially growing in vertical and lateral directions from the top surface of the n-type layer additional n-type semiconductor material so as to completely bury the electrically conductive field shield member and dielectric material, where the n-type layer and the additional n-type semiconductor material are doped for forming an n-type drift region;
forming, in the n-type drift region, a p-type body region overlying the buried electrically conductive field shield member and dielectric material and forming first and second n+drain regions;
forming, in the p-type body region, first and second n+source regions and a p+body contact region overlying the buried electrically conductive field shield member and dielectric material; and
depositing first and second gate dielectrics and gate electrodes so as to overly a portion of the p-type body region and the n-type drift region, where a first gate electrode is disposed on the first gate dielectric associated with a first laterally diffused MOSFET and where a second gate electrode is disposed on the second gate dielectric associated with a second laterally diffused MOSFET.

US Pat. No. 10,170,559

REVERSE CONDUCTING IGBT INCORPORATING EPITAXIAL LAYER FIELD STOP ZONE AND FABRICATION METHOD

Alpha and Omega Semicondu...

1. A method for fabricating a reverse conducting insulated gate bipolar transistor (RC-IGBT) device including a field stop zone, the method comprising:providing a first semiconductor substrate being lightly doped;
forming, by an epitaxial process, a first epitaxial layer of a first conductivity type on the first semiconductor substrate, the first epitaxial layer having a constant doping level, the first epitaxial layer forming a base region of the RC-IGBT device;
forming, by the epitaxial process, a second epitaxial layer of the first conductivity type on the first epitaxial layer, the second epitaxial layer having a doping profile including non-constant and varying doping levels, the second epitaxial layer forming a field stop zone of the RC-IGBT device;
forming a buffer layer on the second epitaxial layer;
forming, by ion implantation, first regions of the first conductivity type and second regions of a second conductivity type, opposite the first conductivity type, in the buffer layer;
forming a bonding layer on the buffer layer;
attaching a carrier wafer to the bonding layer formed on the buffer layer to form a semiconductor structure having a first side being the first semiconductor substrate and a second side being a back side of the carrier wafer;
grinding the semiconductor structure from the first side to remove the first semiconductor substrate and at least a part of the first epitaxial layer, an exposed surface of the first epitaxial layer being a front side of the semiconductor structure;
forming, from the front side of the semiconductor structure, a body region of the second conductivity type, and forming a source region of the first conductivity type in the body region;
forming a gate dielectric layer and a conductive gate on the front side of the semiconductor structure; and
removing the carrier wafer and the bonding layer to expose the first regions of the first conductivity type and the second regions of the second conductivity type in the buffer layer.

US Pat. No. 10,170,445

METHOD FOR ELECTRICAL COUPLING AND ELECTRIC COUPLING ARRANGEMENT

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method for electrically coupling a pad and a front face of a pillar, comprising:shaping the front face of the pillar, the front face having at least partially a convex surface;
applying a suspension to the front face of the pillar or to the pad, wherein the suspension includes a carrier fluid, electrically conducting microparticles suspended within the carrier fluid and electrically conducting nanoparticles suspended within the carrier fluid, wherein the suspension is applied as a droplet that adheres to the front face of the pillar or to the pad with surface tension;
arranging the front face of the pillar opposite to the pad at a distance such that the carrier fluid bridges at least partially a gap between the front face of the pillar and the pad;
evaporating the carrier fluid thereby concurrently confining each of the microparticles and the nanoparticles, and thereby concurrently arranging the nanoparticles and the microparticles into percolation paths between the front face of the pillar and the pad; and
sintering the arranged nanoparticles for forming metallic bonds at least between one of the nanoparticles or between the nanoparticles and the front face of the pillar or the pad.

US Pat. No. 10,170,336

METHODS FOR ANISOTROPIC CONTROL OF SELECTIVE SILICON REMOVAL

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A method of etching, the method comprising:flowing a gas through a plasma to form plasma effluents;
reacting plasma effluents with a first layer defining a first feature, wherein:
the first feature comprises a first sidewall, a second sidewall, and a first bottom,
the first sidewall, the second sidewall, and the bottom comprise the first layer, and
the first layer is characterized by a first thickness on the first sidewall;
forming a second layer from the reaction of the plasma effluents with the first layer to define a third feature, wherein:
the third feature comprises a third sidewall, a fourth sidewall, and a second bottom,
the first layer is replaced by the second layer,
the third sidewall, the fourth sidewall, and the second bottom comprise the second layer,
the first sidewall is replaced by the third sidewall,
the second layer is characterized by a second thickness on the third sidewall, and
the second thickness is greater than or equal to the first thickness; and
removing the second layer to expose a third layer, the third layer defining a second feature.

US Pat. No. 10,170,281

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PLASMA TREATMENT USING DIRECTIONAL DIELECTRIC BARRIER DISCHARGE ENERGY SYSTEM

PLASMOLOGY4, INC., Scott...

1. A method of manufacturing a directional dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) energy system, comprising:providing both a first dielectric barrier and a first housing having a first fluid disposed in a first chamber;
coupling a first magnet to the first housing and the first dielectric barrier to form a first electrode assembly configured to generate energy, wherein the first magnet is configured to help guide or contain the energy generated by the first electrode assembly;
coupling a second magnet adjacent to the first magnet; and
coupling a third magnet adjacent to the second magnet, wherein the second magnet and the third magnet are configured to help guide or contain the energy generated by the first electrode assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,170,274

TEM PHASE CONTRAST IMAGING WITH IMAGE PLANE PHASE GRATING

Battelle Memorial Institu...

1. An imaging system, comprising:a modulator situated to generate a modulated image beam of a sample;
a sensor situated to receive and detect the modulated image beam at a Fourier transform diffraction plane; and
a processor coupled to the sensor and operable to produce a diffraction image of the sample based on a plurality of detected modulated image beams detected at the diffraction plane.

US Pat. No. 10,170,204

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND TOOLS FOR USE IN PROCESSING PRESCRIPTIONS

EXPRESS SCRIPTS STRATEGIC...

1. A method for visually indicating distinct levels of possible errors in electronic prescriptions comprising:accessing, on a processor of a first party computer, a current prescription for a drug, the current prescription associated with an individual;
transmitting the current prescription from the first party computer to a second party computer separate from the first party computer;
searching, on the second party computer, a plurality of historic prescriptions stored in a database to identify a similar historic prescription that is similar to the current prescription;
comparing, on the second party computer, a plurality of prescription fields of the current prescription with the plurality of prescription fields of the similar historic prescription to identify any field data differences, including insignificant differences and heightened differences, among the plurality of prescription fields;
recording, on the second party computer, a field comparison identifier based on a comparison of the plurality of prescription fields, the field comparison identifier identifying field data similarity or field data difference;
routing the current prescription using recordation of the field comparison identifier to a prescription fulfillment center with the field comparison identifier containing either an insignificant difference or a heightened difference with the current prescription being filled using a first process with the field comparison identifier containing the insignificant difference and a second process with the field comparison identifier containing the heightened difference; and
filling the current prescription at the prescription fulfillment center using either the first process or the second process,
wherein the field comparison identifier includes a visual field difference indicator that identifies a field of the plurality of prescription fields of the current prescription as including different field data than the field of the similar historic prescription; and
the method further comprising generating a display including:
a first sub-display with at least a portion of the plurality of prescription fields of the current prescription and the visual field difference indicator, and (i) the different field data, or (ii) both the field associated with the different field data and the different field data; and
a second sub-display simultaneously displayed with the first sub-display and including an image of a reference document for the current prescription,
wherein routing includes routing after generating the display and addressing at least one possible error indicated in the first sub-display.

US Pat. No. 10,170,051

DRIVING METHOD FOR OLED DISPLAY PANEL

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. A driving method for organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display panel, comprising the steps of:Step 1: providing an OLED display panel;
the OLED display panel being disposed with a driving circuit, m, n, a being positive integers, the driving circuit comprising: a plurality of pixels arranged in an array, a plurality of scan lines arranged from top down and horizontally extending, a plurality of data lines arranged from left to right and vertically extending, and a plurality of sensing lines arranged from left to right and vertically extending;
wherein, each pixel comprising: a red sub-pixel, a green sub-pixel, and a blue sub-pixel, arranged from left to right; a scan line being disposed correspondingly and electrically connected to each row of sub-pixels, a data line being disposed correspondingly and electrically connected to each column of sub-pixels, a sensing line being disposed and electrically connected to corresponding two columns of pixels; the a-th sensing line being electrically connected to all the sub-pixels of the odd-numbered rows in the (2a?1)-th column and all the sub-pixels in the even-numbered rows in the 2a-th column; or, the a-th sensing line being electrically connected to all the sub-pixels of the even-numbered rows in the (2a?1)-th column and all the sub-pixels of the odd-numbered rows in the 2a-th column;
Step S2: in a top-down order, each scan line successively transmitting three scan signals; and within the operation period of the first scan signal, the data line electrically connected to the red sub-pixel transmitting a data signal to drive the red sub-pixel to emit light; within the operation period of the second scan signal, the data line electrically connected to the green sub-pixel transmitting a data signal to drive the green sub-pixel to emit light; within the operation period of the third scan signal, the data line electrically connected to the blue sub-pixel transmitting a data signal to drive the blue sub-pixel to emit light;
the a-th sensing line synchronously detecting threshold voltages of the light-emitting sub-pixels of the odd-numbered rows in the (2a?1)-th column and the light-emitting sub-pixels of the even-numbered rows in the 2a-th column; or, the a-th sensing line synchronously detecting threshold voltages of the light-emitting sub-pixels of the even-numbered rows in the (2a?1)-th column and the light-emitting sub-pixels of the odd-numbered rows in the 2a-th column; so as to accomplish performing detection on half of the sub-pixels in the OLED display panel;
Step S3: based on the threshold voltages of the detected sub-pixels, calculating threshold voltages of the sub-pixels of the same color not performed with detection.

US Pat. No. 10,169,739

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING RECIDIVISM AMONG FORMER INMATES

Securus Technologies, Inc...

1. A method for facilitating request and issuance of documentation for an inmate comprising:creating, by an inmate employment facilitation system, during an inmate's period of incarceration a personal electronic dossier comprising information relevant to said inmate's identification, education, and employment;
configuring an inmate self-service terminal to communicate with the inmate employment facilitation system and to provide the inmate access to the inmate's personal electronic dossier and for the inmate to input information, conduct queries, and obtain information and services;
identifying, by the inmate employment facilitation system, one or more official documents required by the inmate upon release, the one or more official documents corresponding to documentation of the inmate's identification, education, employment, or a combination thereof;transmitting, by the inmate employment facilitation system, a request for issuance of the one or more official documents to a government agency responsible for issuing the one or more official documents, the inmate employment facilitation system timing transmission of the request for issuance based upon an expected issue time of said one or more official documents and an expected date of release of said inmate, wherein the request for issuance includes at least a portion of information of said personal electronic dossier;receiving, before the expected date of release of said inmate, said one or more official documents in response to said transmitted request for issuance;
creating, at direction of the inmate self-service terminal, a physical package comprising a copy or original of the one or more official documents; and
providing the physical package to the inmate upon release.

US Pat. No. 10,169,707

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING PREDICTIONS OF GEOPOLITICAL EVENTS

Predata, Inc., New York,...

1. A method of predicting a geopolitical event, the method comprising:retrieving, from a first data source, metadata associated with a first content item of the first data source;
computing a contestation signal based on a first parameter extracted from the metadata;
computing an activity signal based on a second parameter extracted from the metadata, wherein each of the contestation signal and the activity signal is computed without processing language, content, or sentiment associated with the first content item;
computing a first composite signal as a function of the contestation signal and the activity signal, wherein each of the contestation signal, the activity signal, and the first composite signal is represented by a sequence of discrete intensity values corresponding to specific time points;
yielding a prediction of the geopolitical event based at least in part on an intensity of the first composite signal by detecting that the first composite signal satisfies a threshold condition; and
generating an alert indicative of the prediction of the geopolitical event.

US Pat. No. 10,169,698

RF TRANSPONDER ON ADHESIVE TRANSFER TAPE

Automated Assembly Corpor...

1. A transponder arrangement, comprising:adhesive transfer tape that includes an adhesive layer having opposing first and second adhesive surfaces and at least one release liner, wherein the at least one release liner is separable from the adhesive layer and directly adhered to the first and second adhesive surfaces;
an antenna having wire adhered directly to the second adhesive surface; and
an RF transponder disposed on the second adhesive surface and coupled to the antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,169,697

RADIO FREQUENCY TAG HAVING INTEGRATED AND SUPPLEMENTAL ANTENNA ELEMENTS

Automated Assembly Corpor...

1. A radio frequency (RF) tag, comprising:a substrate;
an integrated circuit (IC) package disposed on the substrate and having an integrated antenna element coupled to circuitry of the IC package; and
an external antenna element of round wire having at least one half turn disposed against two or more surfaces of the IC package, wherein the external antenna element is inductively coupled to the integrated antenna element, and the IC package laterally supports the at least one half turn of the external antenna element.

US Pat. No. 10,169,679

LEARNING METHOD AND LEARNING DEVICE FOR ADJUSTING PARAMETERS OF CNN BY USING LOSS AUGMENTATION AND TESTING METHOD AND TESTING DEVICE USING THE SAME

STRADVISION, INC., Gyeon...

1. A learning method for adjusting one or more parameters of a convolutional neural network (CNN) by using loss augmentation, the method applied in a visual imaging system that adaptively adjusts bounding boxes of detected objects captured by the visual imaging system, the method comprising steps of:(a) a learning device, comprising a processor, acquiring or supporting another device to acquire at least one feature map from a training image;
(b) the learning device performing or supporting another device to perform (i) a process of acquiring one or more proposal regions of interest (“ROIs”) corresponding to at least one object on the training image by using a region proposal network (“RPN”) and a process of creating at least one first pooled feature map by applying pooling operation to areas, on the feature map, corresponding to the proposal ROIs, and (ii) a process of acquiring a ground truth (“GT”) ROI, on the training image, corresponding to the object and a process of creating a second pooled feature map by applying pooling operation to an area, on the feature map, corresponding to the GT ROI, the second pooled feature map including additional features of the object that were not captured in the at least one first pooled feature map;
(c) the learning device performing or supporting another device to perform (i) a process of acquiring information on pixel data of a first bounding box by regression when the at least one first pooled feature map and the second pooled feature map are inputted into a first fully connected (“FC”) layer, (ii) a process of acquiring a first comparative data by a comparison between the information on the pixel data of the first bounding box and information on pixel data of a GT bounding box, and (iii) a process of backpropagating information on the first comparative data to thereby perform a first adjustment of at least part of the parameters of the CNN to reduce values of the first comparative data which includes loss data; and
(d) the learning device storing the parameters, as adjusted, in a storage for application in setting a new bounding box around a subsequent object detected by the imaging system.

US Pat. No. 10,169,651

IRIS RECOGNITION DEVICE, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR AND APPLICATION THEREOF

Ningbo Sunny Opotech Co.,...

1. A fill light method of an iris recognition application by an iris recognition device which comprises:an iris camera module, and
at least one fill light component provided on said iris camera module, wherein said at least one fill light component comprises at least one light emitting element,
wherein the fill light method comprises the steps of:
(a) collecting user iris characteristics of a user by capturing an iris region of said user by said iris camera module and using at least a pupil of said user as an focal point by said iris camera module, wherein the step (a) further comprises the steps of:
(a.1) defining a first face region covered by said iris camera module as an interior region of said user and a pupil region inside said interior region, said focal point and said iris region being located in said pupil region;
(a.2) defining a second face region covered by said at least one fill light component as an exterior region outside of said first face region of said user; and
(a.3) shooting said iris region of said user by said iris camera module to collect said user iris characteristics of said user while said fill light component providing a supplementary light source for said iris camera module; and
(b) providing said supplementary light source for an eye region of said user by said at least one light emitting element of said at least one fill light component to form a uniform brightness on said iris region of said user, wherein a light emitting angle of said at least one light emitting element is greater than a horizontal field angle and a vertical field angle of said iris camera module so as to ensure said fill light component and said iris camera module simultaneously acting on said iris region, wherein a distance of said iris recognition device and an iris of said user is defined as z, a distance between axles of said iris camera module and said at least one light emitting element of said at least one fill light component is defined as x, and an inclination angle of said at least one light emitting element is defined as ?, wherein a formulas relationship of said values of z, x and ? is tan ?=z/x, wherein when z is in a determinate state, x and ? have a changing rule of tangent function, wherein said value of x is determined by adjusting said value of ? and said value of ? is determined by adjusting said value of x.

US Pat. No. 10,169,640

METHOD FOR FINGERPRINT IDENTIFICATION AND TERMINAL

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Tel...

1. A method for fingerprint identification, comprising:acquiring source fingerprint data for fingerprint identification via a built-in fingerprint sensor of a terminal, wherein the source fingerprint data comprises: capacitance values formed by each pixel in an image acquisition queue on a surface of the fingerprint sensor and each fingerprint ridge point of a fingerprint pattern, and capacitance values formed by each pixel and each fingerprint valley point of the fingerprint pattern;
extracting, from the source fingerprint data, fingerprint data to be processed, wherein the fingerprint data to be processed has a fingerprint data value in a preset threshold range and comprises a first capacitance value corresponding to fingerprint ridge points and a second capacitance value corresponding to fingerprint valley points;
performing a feature amplifying process on the fingerprint data to be processed and repairing the amplified fingerprint data to obtain repaired target fingerprint data;
generating a three-dimensional surface according to capacitance values of pixels of the target fingerprint data, simulating a fingerprint image via the three-dimensional surface, comparing the simulated fingerprint image with pre-stored fingerprint verification data; and
determining that the source fingerprint data is identified successfully, based on a determination that the simulated fingerprint image matches the pre-stored fingerprint verification data; and
determining that the fingerprint identification is successful based on a determination that the source fingerprint data is identified successfully, and controlling a screen-operation of the terminal based on a determination that the fingerprint identification is successful,
wherein the amplified fingerprint data comprises fingerprint data of fingerprint peak points corresponding to amplified first capacitance value and fingerprint data of the fingerprint valley points corresponding to amplified second capacitance value;
wherein the performing a feature amplifying process on the fingerprint data to be processed comprises:
acquiring a median of all values of the first capacitance value and the second capacitance value and setting the median as an amplification reference value;
subtracting the amplification reference value from the first capacitance value corresponding to the fingerprint peak points to obtain fingerprint peak points data to be amplified, and multiplying the fingerprint peak points data to be amplified by a designated coefficient and then adding the amplification reference value, to obtain amplified fingerprint peak points data; and
subtracting the amplification reference value from the second capacitance value corresponding to the fingerprint valley points to obtain fingerprint valley points data to be amplified, and multiplying the fingerprint valley points data to be amplified by a designated coefficient and then adding the amplification reference value, to obtain amplified fingerprint valley points data.

US Pat. No. 10,169,639

METHOD FOR FINGERPRINT TEMPLATE UPDATE AND TERMINAL DEVICE

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Tel...

1. A method for updating fingerprint template, comprising:obtaining a target fingerprint image that is successfully matched;
assessing feature points and image quality of the target fingerprint image;
updating a first target fingerprint template according to the target fingerprint image, when a result of assessing the feature points and the image quality meets a fingerprint template update condition, the first target fingerprint template being a fingerprint template that matches with the target fingerprint image; and
before the updating a first target fingerprint template according to the target fingerprint image, determining, by a terminal device, whether a number of fingerprint templates pre-stored in the terminal device is greater than or equal to a preset threshold; when the number of the fingerprint templates pre-stored in the terminal device is greater than or equal to the preset threshold, the updating a first target fingerprint template according to the target fingerprint image comprising:
determining a coincidence percentage between feature points of the target fingerprint image and feature points of the first target fingerprint template;
determining a non-coincidence region of the target fingerprint image and the first target fingerprint template when the coincidence percentage between the feature points of the target fingerprint image and the feature points of the first target fingerprint template is greater than or equal to a first percentage, and updating the first target fingerprint template according to the non-coincidence region;
the non-coincidence region comprising a first non-coincidence region of the target fingerprint image with respect to the target fingerprint template and a second non-coincidence region of the first target fingerprint template with respect to the target fingerprint image, the updating the first target fingerprint template according to the non-coincidence region comprising:
determining, by the terminal device, a coincidence percentage of feature points of the first non-coincidence region and feature points of the second non-coincidence region;
adding, by the terminal device, the first non-coincidence region into the first target fingerprint template when the coincidence percentage of the feature points of the first non-coincidence region and the feature points of the second non-coincidence region is less than or equal to a second percentage;
adding a non-coincidence region of the first non-coincidence region with respect to the second non-coincidence region into the second non-coincidence region when the coincidence percentage of the feature points of the first non-coincidence region and the feature points of the second non-coincidence region is greater than the second percentage and less than or equal to a third percentage; and
replacing, by the terminal device, the second non-coincidence region with the first non-coincidence region when the coincidence percentage of the feature points of the first non-coincidence region and the feature points of the second non-coincidence region is greater than the third percentage and less than or equal to a fourth percentage.

US Pat. No. 10,169,535

ANNOTATION OF ENDOSCOPIC VIDEO USING GESTURE AND VOICE COMMANDS

The University of Marylan...

1. A system for annotating real-time endoscopic video display during an endoscopic surgical procedure, comprising:a gaze and instrument instructions software module having programmed therein a library of deictic endoscopic surgical commands comprising instrument guidance commands and gaze guidance commands, said instrument guidance commands comprising a direction to target annotation, an instrument manipulation, and an instrument interaction, and said gaze guidance commands comprising a target identification annotation and a gaze fixation annotation;
a gesture or voice command software module in communication with the gaze and instrument instructions software module,
wherein the gaze and instrument instructions software module includes programming instructions to execute a gesture or voice command process, a command qualifier process, a standard or specialized command process, a specialized command verification process, and a command validation process;
a library module for verification of specialized commands is associated with the gaze and instrument instructions software module;
an endoscopy apparatus, the endoscopy apparatus comprising an endoscope, the endoscope comprising a rigid or flexible tube, a light source directed via a fiber optic system into the tube, an endoscopic video imaging component disposed within the tube for transmitting image or video to a display screen, and one or more medical instruments disposed within the tube for performing a medical procedure;
a computing system in operative association with the endoscopy apparatus, wherein the computer system is configured to receive, store, and process the transmitted image or video;
one or more displays connected to the computing system, the one or more displays configured to receive and display the transmitted image or video;
a gesture and voice command input device connected to the computing system, the gesture and voice command input device associated with the gaze and instrument instructions software module, wherein audio key words and hand movements trigger a process to extract and detect one or more cues, associate a command with each of said one or more cues, and process the command with the gaze and instrument instructions software module; and,
an annotation tool for annotating the image or video, the annotation tool comprising program instructions stored on non-transitory computer-readable storage media that upon execution by a processor associated with the computing system receives input from the gesture and voice command input device and outputs one or more annotations to the one or more displays, wherein said one or more annotations overlays the endoscopy video and said one or more annotations comprises a text label, a reference pointer, an arrow, a line, one or more tool buttons including a reference pointer tool button, an annotation tool button, a clear/reset button, an image snapshot button, a video snippet capture button, an image/video library button, a saved image button, and a saved video button.

US Pat. No. 10,169,513

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DESIGNING FPGA BASED ON HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS DEFINED IN SOURCE CODE

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method for programming a field programmable gate array (FPGA), the method comprising:parsing, by a compiler executed by a processor, a source code to identify a first routine to perform a first function and a second routine to perform a second function;
determining, by the compiler, a control signaling topology between the first routine and the second routine based on one or more statements associated with the first routine and the second routine defined in the source code;
allocating, by the compiler, a first logic block describing a first hardware configuration representing the first function of the first routine;
allocating, by the compiler, a second logic block describing a second hardware configuration representing the second function of the second routine; and
generating, by the compiler, a register-transfer level (RTL) netlist based on the first logic block and the second logic block, wherein the second logic block is to perform the second function dependent upon the first function performed by the first logic block based on the control signaling topology, wherein the RTL netlist is provided for subsequent design and manufacturing the FPGA.

US Pat. No. 10,169,338

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DISTRIBUTING INFORMATION ON TRANSPORTATION VEHICLES

PANASONIC AVIONICS CORPOR...

1. A method for communicating an announcement to passengers on a passenger transportation vehicle having seats, the method comprising:providing an information system on the vehicle in which the information system includes mounted in the vehicle at least one of a wireless access point and a plurality of seat display devices;
operating the information system to communicate with said at least one of a wireless access point and a plurality of seat display devices;
storing by the information system a translation package for translating the announcement on the transportation vehicle from a first language to a second language, the translation package selected based on a travel itinerary;
maintaining a data structure for storing passenger data and configuration information of the transportation vehicle;
identifying using the data structure, an impaired passenger on the transportation vehicle and a language preference for the impaired passenger, the impaired passenger using at least one of a personal electronic device and a seat display device;
in response to the identifying and when the announcement is an audio message:
converting the audio message to text for a hearing impaired passenger;
translating the text to a preferred language of the hearing impaired passenger using the translation package, when the audio message language is different from the preferred language;
causing the translated text to display on a personal electronic device of the hearing impaired passenger in communication with the wireless access point, for the information system having the wireless access point;
causing the translated text to display on a seat display device of the hearing impaired passenger for the information system having the plurality of seat display devices; and
causing the text to display on one of the seat display device and the personal device of the hearing impaired passenger in a default language, when language preference is not specified for the hearing impaired passenger;
in response to the identifying and when the announcement is a text message:
converting the text message to audio for a vision impaired passenger;
translating the audio to a preferred language of the vision impaired passenger using the translation package, when the audio language is different from the preferred language of the vision impaired passenger;
causing the translated audio to play on a personal electronic device of the vision impaired passenger for the information system having the wireless access point;
causing the translated audio to play at a seat display device of the vision impaired passenger for the information system having the seat display devices; and
causing the audio to play on at least one of the personal electronic device and the seat display device of the impaired passenger in the default language preference for the vision impaired passenger is not specified.

US Pat. No. 10,169,293

FRACTIONAL SCALING DIGITAL FILTERS AND THE GENERATION OF STANDARDIZED NOISE AND SYNTHETIC DATA SERIES

WRIGHT STATE UNIVERSITY, ...

1. A method for processing a digital signal comprising:identifying a desired frequency and/or phase response that is represented in a frequency domain representation;
constructing a fractional order control system that models the desired frequency and/or phase response by assembling a first filter component from a filter component library and a second filter component from the filter component library to construct a fractional scaling digital filter to filter select frequencies of an input such that filtering comprises magnitude and phase modification of the input, where magnitude modification utilizes at least one filter component that is different from that used for phase modification, wherein the filter component library comprises:
an integrator component;
a differentiator component;
a low-pass filter component;
a high pass filter component;
a high frequency amplifier component; and
a low frequency amplifier component;
wherein:
at least one filter component of the filter component library is defined by a Laplace function that includes a non-integer control order having a variable fractional scaling exponent; and
a value for the non-integer, variable fractional scaling exponent of the second filter component is based on a value of the non-integer, variable fractional scaling exponent of the first filter component;
receiving the input that is in the digital frequency domain;
processing the input based upon the fractional order control system to generate a digital output; and
conveying the generated digital output signal.

US Pat. No. 10,169,180

REPLICATING TEST CODE AND TEST DATA INTO A CACHE WITH NON-NATURALLY ALIGNED DATA BOUNDARIES

International Business Ma...

1. An apparatus for testing a computer processing device comprising:a test case generator that allows a user to create test cases with test code and test data;
a test case executor that replicates the test cases and loads the replicated test cases into a plurality of segments of consecutive memory locations of a level two cache on the computer processing device wherein the plurality of segments comprise a plurality of replicated test cases placed consecutively in memory, wherein the plurality of the segments fill a plurality of cache lines of the level two cache memory and where a beginning and ending of each and every one of the plurality of segments does not line up with a cache line boundary such that the segments are non-naturally aligned; and
wherein the computer processing device executes the test code on a first test case and causes the processor to load a same cache line to a level one instruction cache and a level one data cache on the processor to test the processor.

US Pat. No. 10,169,038

COMPARE AND DELAY INSTRUCTIONS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method of executing a machine instruction in a multi-threaded computing environment, said method comprising: obtaining, by a thread of the multi-threaded computing environment, a compare and delay instruction for execution, the compare and delay instruction being defined for computer execution according to a computer architecture, the compare and delay instruction comprising: an operation code to specify a compare and delay operation; one or more first fields to be used to obtain a first operand; and one or more second fields to be used to obtain a second operand; and executing the compare and delay instruction on the thread of the multi-threaded computing environment, the executing the compare and delay instruction comprising: comparing the first operand and the second operand obtained using fields of the compare and delay instruction to obtain a comparison result, the second operand accessible by the thread and another thread of the multi-threaded computing environment; determining whether a mask indicator corresponding to the comparison result is set to a defined value; and based on determining that the mask indicator corresponding to the comparison result is set to the defined value, delaying completion of the compare and delay instruction that is executing until occurrence of a predefined event, wherein the delaying comprises repeating the comparing and the determining whether the mask indicator corresponding to the comparison result is set to the defined value, and wherein the delaying delays execution on the thread allowing progress to be made on the other thread to provide synchronization between the thread and the other thread.

US Pat. No. 10,168,980

INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing system, comprising:a central processing unit (CPU) configured to:
synchronize a first image display application executed by a first information processing device and a second image display application executed by a second information processing device,
wherein a display screen of each of the first information processing device and the second information processing device is partitioned into a temporary saving area, a shared area, and a personal area,
wherein first image information displayed in the shared area of at least one of the first information processing device or the second information processing device is sharable between the first information processing device and the second information processing device,
wherein second image information displayed in the personal area of at least one of the first information processing device or the second information processing device is non-sharable between the first information processing device and the second information processing device, and
wherein third image information of the temporary saving area of the display screen of the first information processing device and the second information processing device is sharable between the first information processing device and the second information processing device; and
control the second information processing device to display the first image information in the shared area of the display screen of the second information processing device, based on a first user input operation to move the first image information from the shared area of the display screen of the first information processing device to the temporary saving area of the display screen of the first information processing device.

US Pat. No. 10,168,888

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND TOUCH OPERATION DETECTION METHOD

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing device comprising:circuitry configured to:
calculate a movement amount of a touch operation based on a touch point at which the touch operation is performed with respect to a touch panel and a touch release point at which the touch operation is released from the touch panel;
determine whether the touch operation is a single tap operation or a gesture operation based on the calculated movement amount;
generate a command corresponding to the single tap operation or the gesture operation, wherein the command corresponding to the gesture operation is a command to switch a displayed page;
control a display to switch from displaying a second page to displaying a first page in response to a recognition of the gesture operation, wherein the first page includes information identifying a point of interest (POI) and information identifying a geographical location of the POI, and the second page includes detailed information corresponding to the POI that is not included in the first page and a button selectable by a single tap operation to switch from displaying the second page to displaying the first page, wherein the first page includes graphical information not included in the second page, and wherein each of the first page and the second page separately includes a map button selectable to switch to displaying an image corresponding to a map, the image corresponding to the map being distinct from either the information included in the first page or the information included in the second page;
control the display, when the map button on the first page is actuated, to stop displaying the map button and to display the image corresponding to the map by replacing the first page with the image corresponding to the map; and
control the display, when the map button on the second page is actuated, to stop displaying the map button and to display the image corresponding to the map by replacing the second page with the image corresponding to the map.

US Pat. No. 10,168,806

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING INPUT ASSEMBLY, INPUT ASSEMBLY AND TERMINAL

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A method for manufacturing an input assembly, the input assembly comprising a decoration enclosure, a touch panel, a fingerprint chip package structure and a display screen component, the touch panel defining a blind hole in a surface thereof, and the method for manufacturing the input assembly comprising:mounting the fingerprint chip package structure in the decoration enclosure;
mounting the decoration enclosure carried with the fingerprint chip package structure in the blind hole; and
mounting the display screen component to the surface of the touch panel,
wherein a first orthographic projection of the display screen component in the surface of the touch panel overlaps a second orthographic projection of the decoration enclosure in the surface of the touch panel.

US Pat. No. 10,168,787

METHOD FOR THE TARGET RECOGNITION OF TARGET OBJECTS

VISTEON GLOBAL TECHNOLOGI...

1. A method for target recognition of target objects, comprising:recognizing a directional vector of a viewing direction of a user and of a directional vector of an indicating device for at least one indicating gesture of a finger (8.1) of the user;
determining a first intersection (XBP; YBP) of the directional vector of the viewing direction with a first target plane (E0) located at a distance (z) from the user, and
determining a second intersection (XZP; YZP) of the directional vector of the indicating direction with the first target plane (E0),
wherein in response to the intersections (XBP; YBP) and (XZP; YZP) simultaneously being within a predetermined tolerance range T0 of a first target object (X0; Y0) arranged in the first target plane (E0), the intersections are associated with the first target object arranged in the first target plane, and
interval tolerance ranges (TBP; TZP) are formed by multiplying the coordinates of the intervals (XBP; YBP) and (XZP; YZP) with a correction factor (?, ?, ?, ?),
wherein the correction factor (?, ?, ?, ?) is defined by a spatial relationship of the fingertips and the eyes with the first target plane (E0).

US Pat. No. 10,168,742

METHODS, SYSTEMS AND APPARATUS TO MANAGE A SPATIALLY DYNAMIC DISPLAY

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a housing;
a rollable display screen carried by the housing;
a length marker carried by the rollable display screen, the length marker one of a plurality of length markers carried by the rollable display screen, the length markers located at equally-spaced positions along the rollable display screen;
a sensor to sense a length of at least one of a rolled or an unrolled portion of the rollable display screen based on the length marker;
a memory including executable instructions; and
processor circuitry to execute the instructions to:
display first content on the unrolled portion of the rollable display screen;
display, on the unrolled portion of the rollable display screen, a symbol indicative of second content available for display; and
display the second content on the unrolled portion of the rollable display screen in response to selection of the symbol.

US Pat. No. 10,168,712

VISON-BASED OBJECT DETECTION USING A POLAR GRID

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a computing device of a first vehicle, a first image of a second vehicle captured by an image-capture device coupled to the first vehicle and a second image captured by the image-capture device subsequent to capturing the first image, wherein the second vehicle has one or more flashing light signals;
determining a polar grid that partitions an image region in the first image and the second image into a plurality of polar bins;
identifying, based on a comparison of image content of polar bins in the first image to image content of corresponding polar bins in the second image, one or more portions of image data exhibiting a change in brightness between the first image and the second image;
determining that several polar bins of the plurality of polar bins are void of image pixels exhibiting the change in brightness between the first image and the second image;
merging the several polar bins into a single polar bin;
determining a type of the one or more flashing light signals of the second vehicle based on the one or more portions exhibiting the change in brightness; and
controlling the first vehicle based on the type of the one or more flashing light signals.

US Pat. No. 10,168,614

ON-AXIS ILLUMINATION AND ALIGNMENT FOR CHARGE CONTROL DURING CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM INSPECTION

APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL ...

1. A charged particle beam apparatus, comprising:a charged particle source configured to generate charged particles;
an electrode configured to accelerate the charged particles to form a charged particle beam;
a bender unit configured to adjust a path of the charged particle beam;
an objective lens configured to focus the charged particle beam onto a spot on a sample, the charged particle beam passing through a bore of the objective lens as the charged particle beam propagates from the charged particle source to the sample;
a light source configured to generate a light beam;
a mirror disposed within the bender unit and arranged to direct the light beam to the spot on the sample;
a sample support configured to support the sample, the sample support having a pinhole extending through a central region; and
a light sensor disposed on an opposite side of the sample support from the objective lens, the light sensor configured to sense light when the light beam is aligned with the pinhole.

US Pat. No. 10,168,582

CHIP PACKAGE HAVING A FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATE

CHIPBOND TECHNOLOGY CORPO...

1. A chip package, comprising:a flexible substrate including a first surface and a second surface;
a chip disposed on the first surface of the flexible substrate, the chip includes an active surface and a back surface, the active surface faces toward the first surface and is electrically connected to the flexible substrate, and a first height exists between the back surface of the chip and the first surface of the flexible substrate;
a reinforcement sheet connected to the second surface of the flexible substrate, a reinforcement region on the first surface of the flexible substrate is defined by a profile of the reinforcement sheet, and the chip is located within the reinforcement region; and
a preformed pressure-proof member disposed on the first surface of the flexible substrate including at least a pair of preformed pressure-proof ribs which are located outside of the chip oppositely and wholly within the reinforcement region, each of the preformed pressure-proof ribs includes a revealed surface and a connective surface opposite the revealed surface, the connective surface faces toward the first surface of the flexible substrate, and a second height exists between the revealed surface of the preformed pressure-proof rib and the first surface of the flexible substrate, wherein the second height is higher than the first height.

US Pat. No. 10,168,522

PATTERN IRRADIATION APPARATUS HAVING SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATOR AND LIGHT BLOCKING MEMBER FOR BLOCKING 0-ORDER LIGHT GENERATED BY SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATOR

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A pattern irradiation apparatus comprising:a light source unit;
an objective that irradiates a sample plane with light emitted from the light source unit;
a spatial light modulator of a phase modulation type that is arranged at a position optically conjugate with a pupil position of the objective and that modulates a phase of the light emitted from the light source unit;
a light blocking member that is arranged in an optical path between the spatial light modulator and the objective and that is configured to block 0-order light generated by the spatial light modulator; and
a control device that makes a correspondence between a focusing position of the 0-order light generated by the spatial light modulator and a position of the light blocking member so that the 0-order light generated by the spatial light modulator is blocked by the light blocking member and diffracted light generated by the spatial light modulator is transmitted through the light blocking member.

US Pat. No. 10,168,463

SOLID-STATE LIGHTING APPARATUS

Automated Assembly Corpor...

1. A lighting apparatus, comprising:a solid light-diffusive panel having opposing first and second faces and two or more side portions, wherein at least one of the side portions has a curved surface and a third surface, wherein the third surface is parallel to the first and second faces;
a plurality of SSL elements disposed proximate the third surface of the at least one side portion and arranged to emit light orthogonal to the third surface and into the at least one side portion;
a first reflector disposed on the curved surface of the at least one side portion and having a reflective surface arranged to reflect light from the plurality of SSL elements into the solid light-diffusive panel, wherein the light reflected from the first reflector is internally reflected in the solid light-diffusive panel;
a plurality of disruptions formed on the second face of the solid light-diffusive panel and arranged to disperse internally reflected light; and
a second reflector disposed on the second face of the solid light-diffusive panel and arranged to reflect light emitted from the second face into the solid light-diffusive panel,
wherein a cross-section of the at least one side portion is a partial ellipse, and the plurality of SSL elements are disposed at foci of partial ellipses at a plurality of cross-sections of the at least one side portion.

US Pat. No. 10,168,450

SILICON WAFER HAVING COLORED TOP SIDE

Sunasic Technologies, Inc...

1. A silicon wafer having a colored top side, comprising:a wafer, including a plurality of integrated circuit dies, wherein each of the integrated circuit die has a sensing area exposed to light;
a first layer, formed on a portion of a top side of the wafer, having periodical structures arranged in a two-dimensional array,
a second layer, formed on the first layer with a bottom side substantially fully contacted with the periodical structures, and
a protection layer, covering a top portion of the second layer, for providing protection to the second layer, wherein the protection layer is transparent or translucent to pass light beams,
wherein the first layer and the second layer form a photonic crystal layer and work to reflect from the silicon wafer a predetermined wavelength range of incident visible light beams; and
wherein the predetermined wavelength range of incident visible light beams reflected from the first layer and second layer is different from those reflected from a top side of the wafer which is not completely covered by the first layer so that at least two different colors are reflected from the silicon wafer and a predetermined image formed by the at least two different colors is shown on the sensing area of each and every integrated circuit die.

US Pat. No. 10,168,264

METHOD OF GENERATING A DRIVE SIGNAL FOR A VIBRATORY SENSOR

Micro Motion, Inc., Boul...

1. A method (600) of generating a drive signal for a vibratory sensor (5), the method comprising:vibrating a vibratory element (104, 510) configured to provide a vibration signal;
receiving the vibration signal from the vibratory element (104, 510) with a receiver circuit (134);
generating the drive signal that vibrates the vibratory element (104, 510) with a driver circuit (138) coupled to the receiver circuit (134) and the vibratory element (104, 510);
comparing a phase of the generated drive signal with a phase of the vibration signal; and
generating a command frequency ? from the comparison of the phase of the generated drive signal and the phase of the vibration signal;
wherein the drive signal is generated at the command frequency ? by an open-loop drive (147) in the driver circuit (138).

US Pat. No. 10,168,221

UNCOOLED, HIGH SENSITIVITY SPECTRAL SELECTIVE INFRARED DETECTOR

Board of Trustees of the ...

1. An infrared (IR) detector comprising:a combination of a radio frequency (RF) resonator and a metamaterial absorber, comprising:
a bottom electrode to provide acoustic excitation;
a piezoelectric layer connected to the bottom electrode and suspended over a cavity defined within a semiconductor substrate; and
a top layer, comprising a mid-IR metamaterial, connected to the piezoelectric layer, wherein the top layer and the piezoelectric layer are sized to impedance match with a particular IR wavelength, to minimize reflection and maximize absorption of the particular IR wavelength, and thus make the top layer polarization sensitive to the particular IR wavelength.

US Pat. No. 10,168,175

NAVIGATION APPARATUS, SERVER APPARATUS AND METHOD OF COLLECTING PARKING LOCATION INFORMATION

TOMTOM TRAFFIC B.V., Ams...

1. A server for enriching a representation of a parking location, the server comprising:a memory, the memory storing a plurality of log files received from a plurality of navigation devices, each log file comprising location data and temporal data providing a record of changes of location of a navigation device with time; and a database of known parking locations;
at least one processor, the at least one processor being operably connected to the memory and supporting a plurality of modules comprising:
a stay duration analysis module arranged to access the plurality of log files and, for each of the plurality of log files, to analyse the temporal data in the context of the location data to identify one or more periods of time where the navigation device is stationary for at least a predetermined period of time, the location at which the navigation device is stationery being a candidate parking location, and the stay duration analysis module being further arranged to query the database of known parking locations to determine if the candidate parking location corresponds to a known parking location;
a data binning module arranged to bin the identified one or more periods of time for candidate parking locations that correspond to known parking locations according to a plurality of time intervals to obtain binned temporal information concerning an occupation of the parking locations; and
a probability generator module arranged to use the binned temporal information to generate, for each of the parking locations, a probability of the parking location being occupied during each time interval.

US Pat. No. 10,168,153

ENHANCED POSITION MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Trimble Inc., Sunnyvale,...

1. A position measurement system, comprising:a rod having a base, the rod being configured to be disposed with the base substantially in contact with a ground surface and a longitudinal axis in a substantially vertical position;
a position measurement device;
a tilt sensor;
a processor in communication with the position measurement device and the tilt sensor; and
a non-transitory computer readable medium having encoded thereon a set of instructions executable by the processor to cause the position measurement system to perform one or more operations, the set of instructions comprising:
instructions to receive tilt data from the tilt sensor, the tilt data indicating a tilt angle of the rod;
instructions to determine, based on the tilt data, that a tilt of the rod is within a specified tolerance from the vertical position;
instructions to determine, based on the tilt data, that noise in the tilt data is within a noise tolerance for a threshold time;
instructions to generate a notification responsive to a determination that the rod is within the specified tolerance from the vertical position, wherein the notification includes an audio or visual notification; and
instructions to capture position data, using the position measurement device, about a position of the position measurement system, responsive to the determination that the rod is within the specified tolerance from the vertical position and noise in the tilt data is within the noise tolerance for the threshold time.

US Pat. No. 10,168,063

FAN COIL APPARATUS INCLUDING A HUMIDIFICATION UNIT AND A HUMIDIFICATION UNIT

Omachron Intellectual Pro...

1. A humidification unit for a fan coil comprising:(a) a water mist production member:
(b) an inner container housing the water mist production member, the inner container comprising a water supply for the water mist production member and an inner container water level detector, the inner container water level detector sensing a high water level in the inner container when a water level in the inner container is at a high water level position;
(c) an outer container comprising a reservoir and an outer container water level detector, wherein the outer container is positioned to receive water which leaks from the inner container, the outer container water level detector sensing a high water level in the outer container when a water level in the outer container is at a high water level position;
(d) a water supply conduit connectable to a source of water and in fluid flow communication with the inner container; and,
(e) a shut off valve provided in the water supply conduit, the shut off valve operable between an open position and a closed position,
wherein the shut off valve is in the closed position when the inner container water level detector senses a high water level in the inner container or when the outer container water level detector senses a high water level in the outer container.

US Pat. No. 10,168,040

DIMMING DEVICE AND DRIVING AND DIMMING DEVICE HAVING A DETACHABLE CONNECTOR FOR CONNECTING TO A CONNECTOR OF ANOTHER DEVICE

OPPLE LIGHTING CO., LTD.,...

1. A dimming device for dimming a light source, comprising:a first device and a second device, wherein the first device and the second device are detachably connected with each other, the first device comprises a first connector and the second device comprises a second connector, and the first connector is detachably connected to the second connector for dimming the light source, wherein the first connector comprises a mechanical connecting part and an electrical connecting part, and the electrical connecting part of the first connector comprises a plurality of conductive parts, wherein the plurality of conductive parts comprise at least two power input terminals, two dimming signal output terminals, one ground terminal and one light source status signal terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,168,038

SOLID STATE LIGHTING (SSL) APPARATUS HAVING ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE SHEETS COUPLED TO SOLID STATE LIGHTING ON AN SSL ELEMENT CARRIER

Automated Assembly Corpor...

1. A lighting apparatus, comprising:a light-diffusive plate having opposing first and second faces bounded by one or more sides;
a first electrically conductive sheet disposed on the first face of the light-diffusive plate;
a first electrically insulative sheet disposed on the first electrically conductive sheet;
a second electrically conductive sheet disposed on the first electrically insulative sheet; and
a first plurality of solid-state lighting (SSL) elements having light emitting portions that face a portion of the light-diffusive plate, the first plurality of SSL elements electrically coupled to the first electrically conductive sheet and to the second electrically conductive sheet;
a first SSL element carrier attached to the light-diffusive plate, wherein the first plurality of SSL elements is disposed on a first portion of the SSL element carrier and the light emitting portions of the SSL elements face a first side of the one or more sides of the light-diffusive plate, and the first SSL element carrier has a second portion having first terminals and second terminals coupled to the plurality of SSL elements;
wherein:
the light-diffusive plate has a plurality of disruptions on the first face of the opposing faces;
the first electrically conductive sheet is electrically coupled to the first terminals; and
the second electrically conductive sheet is electrically coupled to the second terminals.

US Pat. No. 10,168,037

SSL LIGHTING APPARATUS

Automated Assembly Corpor...

1. A lighting apparatus, comprising:a first electrically conductive net of a polyhedron;
a first dielectric net of the polyhedron, the first dielectric net disposed on the first electrically conductive net;
a second electrically conductive net of the polyhedron, the second electrically conductive net disposed on the first dielectric net; and
a plurality of solid-state lighting (SSL) elements electrically coupled to the first electrically conductive net and to the second electrically conductive net; and
wherein the first electrically conductive net, first dielectric net, and second electrically conductive net have bends that configure the first electrically conductive net, first dielectric net, and second electrically conductive net in a shape of the polyhedron.

US Pat. No. 10,167,940

DIFFERENTIAL DEVICE

Musashi Seimitsu Industry...

1. A differential device comprising: an input member capable of being joined to a carrier supporting a planetary gear inputted with driving force; a differential gear supported by the input member and being able to rotate with respect to the input member and revolve around a rotation center of the input member; and a pair of output gears each meshing with the differential gear, wherein the input member includes a step portion in a side surface on the carrier side of an outer peripheral end portion of the input member, the step portion being recessed in a direction opposite to the carrier, extending to a radially-outer end surface of the outer peripheral end portion and being capable of abutting against the carrier, andas seen in a projection plane orthogonal to a rotation axis of each of the planetary gears, the step portion is formed in a position not overlapping the planetary gear.

US Pat. No. 10,167,919

CYLINDER DEVICE AND COVER MEMBER

KYB Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A cylinder device, comprising:a cylinder that has one end from which a piston rod extends;
a pipe-shaped cover member that has an extendable bellows portion and a small-diameter portion whose inner diameter is smaller than an inner diameter of the bellows portion, the cover member being configured to protect the piston rod; and
a capping member fitted into the cylinder, the capping member having a convex portion to which the small-diameter portion of the cover member is locked, at an outer periphery, wherein
at the small-diameter portion of the cover member, a bulge portion that bulges outside in a radial direction is formed, and
a rigidity at an open end side of the bulge portion is lower than a rigidity at a base end side of the bulge portion.

US Pat. No. 10,167,909

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING DAMPER CLUTCH TO PREVENT ENGINE STALL

HYUNDAI AUTRON CO., LTD.,...

1. A method for controlling a damper clutch of an automatic transmission to prevent engine stall comprising:a first time domain deciding step of sensing a damper clutch control signal in a first time domain defined before engine cranking since key-on and deciding whether or not the sensed damper clutch control signal in the first time domain is normal;
a vehicle state information detecting step of detecting vehicle state information containing at least one of engine RPM, vehicle speed, degree of opening of the throttle valve, turbine RPM and gear shift;
a second time domain deciding step of sensing a damper clutch control signal in a second time domain defined relative to time after the engine cranking and deciding whether or not the sensed damper clutch control signal in the second time domain is normal based on the vehicle state information;
a control signal initializing step of initializing the damper clutch control signal of the first or second time domain when it is decided that the sensed damper clutch control signal in the first or second time domain deciding step is abnormal; and
a control step of controlling the damper clutch by the initialized damper clutch control signal of the first or second time domain when it is decided that the sensed damper clutch control signal in the first or second time domain deciding step is abnormal.

US Pat. No. 10,167,866

DISPLACEMENT PUMP AND A CONTROL RING FOR A DISPLACEMENT PUMP

VOLVO CAR CORPORATION, (...

1. A pumping device comprising:a rotatable control ring centered on a first rotational axis for controlling flow of a medium, the control ring comprising first and second axial surfaces, the first axial surface having an interface section provided with at least first and second openings, the first and second openings being arc shaped and separated by first and second lands, wherein the first land is provided with a first tapered groove extending from the first opening into the first land, the first tapered groove having a broad edge facing in a direction of the first opening and a tip facing in a direction of the second opening, wherein the first tapered groove extends into the first land such that an angular distance between the first and second openings along the first land is different at different radial distances, wherein the first tapered groove is arranged at an inner circumference of the first opening, and the first land is provided with a second tapered groove that is arranged at an outer circumference of the first opening, the second tapered groove having a broad portion facing in a direction of the first opening and a tip that is narrower than the broad portion and which faces in a direction of the second opening:
a pump unit including pressure chambers; and
a rear plate disposed between the pumping unit and the control ring and adapted to rotate about a second rotational axis, the rear plate having axial outlets that are positioned rotationally symmetrical about the second rotational axis;
wherein the control ring is adapted to abut against the rear plate such that by rotating the control ring a displacement of the pumping device can be changed between 100 and 0%, and wherein the first rotational axis is eccentric with respect to the second rotational axis such that
when the control ring is positioned for 100% displacement and the rear plate is rotated relative to the control ring, the axial outlets passing over the first land are fully covered by the first land during a first predetermined angular distance, and
when the control ring is positioned for 0% displacement and the rear plate is rotated relative to the control ring, the axial outlets passing over the first land are covered by the first land during a second predetermined angular distance, wherein the first predetermined angular distance is longer than the second predetermined angular distance.

US Pat. No. 10,167,816

ENGINE COWLING OF AN AIRCRAFT GAS TURBINE

1. An engine cowling of an aircraft gas turbine, comprising:a front area, and
a rear area that is displaceable in an axial direction,
a plurality of thrust reversal actuators that are length-adjustable and arranged at a non-zero angle to one another, the plurality of thrust reversal actuators each having a first end and a second end, the first ends being mounted to the aircraft gas turbine to support the plurality of thrust reversal actuators,
wherein the rear area is directly mounted to, and supported by, the second ends of the plurality of thrust reversal actuators,
wherein the plurality of thrust reversal actuators form a framework structure between the first ends and the rear area.

US Pat. No. 10,167,773

LOADED TURBOCHARGER TURBINE WASTEGATE CONTROL LINKAGE JOINTS

Garrett Transportation I ...

1. An assembly comprising:a turbine housing that comprises a bore, a wastegate seat and a wastegate passage that extends to the wastegate seat;
a bushing disposed at least in part in the bore;
a rotatable wastegate shaft received at least in part by the bushing;
a wastegate plug that extends from the wastegate shaft;
a control arm operatively coupled to the wastegate shaft;
a control link operatively coupled to the control arm via a pin received by an opening that forms a joint between the control arm and the control link, wherein the joint comprises a clearance that is defined between a radial surface of the pin and an opening wall of the opening;
an actuator operatively coupled to the control link to transition the wastegate plug between a closed state and an open state; and
a spring, coupled to the control arm and to the control link, that applies force to the joint that establishes radial contact between the radial surface of the pin and the opening wall and that maintains radial contact through an increase in applied force during transition of the wastegate plug from the closed state to the open state.

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. 10,167,624

MOBILE SHELTER AND METHOD OF ERECTING THE SAME

1. A mobile shelter comprising:a transportable container having a first end and a second end, defining a longitudinal center axis there through, wherein the container further comprises;
a base structure;
a roof structure adjustably folded over the base structure;
a load bearing frame comprised of four sidewalls, the sidewalls having an interior side and an exterior side, the sidewalls extending upwardly from the base structure; and
a drive wall,
wherein the shelter is transformed between a compacted configuration and an expanded configuration when the load bearing frame is rotated outward from the base structure, and
wherein the compacted configuration transforms into the expanded configuration when the drive wall moves along the longitudinal axis, the drive wall forcing the sidewalls into an expanded configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,167,594

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING BIODEGRADABLE PACKAGING MATERIAL, BIODEGRADABLE PACKAGING MATERIAL AND A PACKAGE OR A CONTAINER MADE THEREOF

STORA ENSO OYJ, Helsinki...

1. A method of manufacturing a biodegradable packaging material, the method comprising:extruding one or more polymer coating layers onto a fibrous substrate, the one or more polymer coating layers including at least one layer of a non-aromatic polymer blend, the at least one layer of non-aromatic polymer blend consisting of (i) 20-95 wt-% of polylactide (PLA) having a high melt index of more than 35 g/10 min (210° C.; 2.16 kg), (ii) 5-80 wt-% of polybutylene succinate (PBS) or a biodegradable derivate thereof, and (iii) greater than 0 wt-% and up to 5 wt-% of ethylene butyl acrylate glycidyl methacrylate terpolymer, wherein the PLA and the PBS or the biodegradable derivate thereof are fed into the extruder as granules, and the components of the polymer blend are melted and blended in connection with the extrusion step.

US Pat. No. 10,167,590

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SORTING OF LAUNDRY ITEMS, PREFERABLY LAUNDRY ITEMS FOR CLEANING

Herbert Kannegiesser GmbH...

1. A method for sorting of laundry items (10), wherein the laundry items (10) are transportable from at least one transport system (11) to at least one identification station (23) and are then taken to a sorting station (21) and sorted therein, comprising:determining in the identification station (23) whether the laundry items (10) have a data storage medium or have a readable one of the data storage medium and, for those of the laundry items (10) that have the data storage medium or have a readable one of the data storage medium, reading in the identification station (23) data of the laundry items (10) from the at least one of the data storage medium provided on the laundry items (10);
producing a recording using at least one imaging device of at least some of the laundry items (10) for which it is determined in the at least one identification station (23) do not have the data storage medium or do not have a readable one of the data storage medium;
each time a recording is produced, in the region of the at least one identification station (23) by the at least one imaging device of a particular one of the at least some of the laundry items (10), adding at least one supplemental piece of information to the recording; and
deriving sorting criteria for the sorting of the particular one of the laundry items (10) in the sorting station (21) from the recording with the at least one supplemental piece of information.

US Pat. No. 10,167,398

SELF-HEALING POLYMER COMPOSITIONS

Tesla NanoCoatings, Inc.,...

1. A self-healing composition comprising:carbon nanotubes filled with at least two healing agents, wherein at least two of the at least two healing agents are different, wherein a functional group of one of the healing agents is chemically protected by a silyl group, wherein the silyl group is capable of being removed by hydrolysis; and
end caps on both ends of the carbon nanotubes, wherein both end caps are closed.

US Pat. No. 10,167,206

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECHARGING A DEIONIZATION VESSEL

Ecolab USA Inc., St. Pau...

1. A head adapted to be sealably attached to a vessel having an interior, the head comprising:an outer side;
an inner side;
a first transfer port defining an inlet passage configured to pass water through the head;
a second transfer port defining an outlet passage configured to pass water from the vessel, when pressurized, through the head, the outlet passage extending from the inner side of the head to an outlet passage terminus such that, when the head is attached to the vessel, and a resin bed is present in the interior of the vessel, the outlet passage terminus is positioned in the resin bed, the outlet passage terminus configured to prevent resin from escaping the vessel during production of deionized water while allowing deionized water to escape the vessel via the outlet passage; and
a third transfer port defining a resin transfer passage configured to pass resin through the head, the resin transfer passage extending from the inner side of the head to a resin transfer passage terminus such that, when the head is attached to the vessel, and the resin bed is present in the interior of the vessel, the resin transfer passage terminus is positioned in the resin bed, the resin transfer passage comprising an upper opening, a lower opening, and an intermediate opening beyond the inner side of the head and above the lower opening.

US Pat. No. 10,167,027

MODULAR COUNTERWEIGHT

Oshkosh Corporation, Osh...

1. A modular counterweight system for a vehicle, comprising:a housing configured to selectively interface with a plurality of counterweights, facilitating incremental adjustment of an overall weight of the modular counterweight system;
a bracket configured to couple the housing to the vehicle, wherein the housing is at least one of (i) pivotally coupled to the bracket, (ii) extensionally coupled to the bracket, and (iii) translationally coupled to the bracket, the bracket including:
a plate configured to couple the modular counterweight system to the vehicle; and
a plurality of arms extending from the plate and configured to couple the housing to the plate; and
an actuator positioned to selectively reconfigure at least one of the housing and the bracket and thereby change the center of gravity of the modular counterweight system.

US Pat. No. 10,166,910

AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTING MODULE WITH COMBINED LOW AND HIGH BEAM FUNCTIONS AND AN ADJUSTABLE LIGHT SOURCE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A motor vehicle lighting module, comprising:an optical axis;
a first optical system with at least one first light source, said first optical system being configured to form a first lighting beam along the optical axis, with a horizontal cutoff;
a second optical system with at least one second light source, said second optical system being configured to produce, in combination with the first optical system, a second lighting beam along the optical axis, that is vertically more extensive than the first beam;
wherein-the at least one first light source has a variable lighting power varying between a high level and a low level and the at least one second light source has a lighting power at the high level, the first beam being produced at the low level of lighting power and the second beam being produced at the high level,
wherein the at least one first light source comprises at least one main light zone and at least one auxiliary light zone, said at least one main light zone and said at least one auxiliary light zone to be electrically powered separately, the low level of lighting power being produced by only powering said at least one main light zone and the high level of power being produced by powering said at least one main light zone and said at least one auxiliary light zone, and said at least one main light zone and said at least one auxiliary light zone of each of the at least one first light source are arranged on several components.

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. 10,166,806

COATED PRINT MEDIUM

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A coated print medium, comprising:a substrate; and
a coating applied to the substrate, comprising, by dry weight:
5 wt % to 30 wt % of a polymeric binder,
20 wt % to 50 wt % of a cationic latex,
5 wt % to 15 wt % of a multivalent cationic salt, and
1 wt % to 20 wt % of a sulfonic acid- or sulfonate-containing stilbene optical brightener.

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. 10,166,629

EXOTHERMIC BONDING FOR CYLINDER BLOCK INSERTS

Caterpillar Inc., Deerfi...

1. A method for manufacturing an engine block, the method comprising:forming an expansion hole in a block body of the engine block at a top deck of the block body, the expansion hole encircling an engine block bore at a head face of the top deck, the engine block bore extending into the block body from the head face;
placing an insert into the expansion hole, the insert including an insert body, the insert body generally matching a shape of the expansion hole;
placing a reaction material between the insert and the block body;
initiating an exothermic reaction in the reaction material, the exothermic reaction forming an insert bond layer between the insert and the block body using the reaction material, and wherein the exothermic reaction provides enough heat to metallurgically bond the insert to the block body; and
forming an insert bore through the insert body.

US Pat. No. 10,166,590

HIGH SPEED BLOW FORMING PROCESSES

Tesla, Inc., Palo Alto, ...

1. A method of forming a part, the method comprising:inserting a blank into a die, the die comprising a mold mounted above a sealing counterpart;
clamping the blank between the mold and the sealing counterpart;
applying first pressure on the blank from the sealing counterpart so the blank is pressed upward to form a shaped part corresponding to the mold;
applying a vacuum to the shaped part to hold it against the mold also after separating the mold and the sealing counterpart, the vacuum applied through at least one opening in the mold located in a corner of the mold that the blank does not reach when the first pressure is applied; and
discontinuing the vacuum to allow the shaped part to be released from the mold.

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. 10,166,547

LIFTER BAR, METHOD FOR MAKING A LIFTER BAR, METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING A LIFTER BAR AND A GRINDING MILL

OUTOTEC (FINLAND) OY, Es...

1. A lifter bar configured to be mountable to a shell of a grinding mill for ore grinding, comprising:an outer surface comprising a fixing surface to be arranged against the shell of the grinding mill;
a wear surface facing toward an interior portion of the grinding mill;
a lifter bar body having an outer surface conforming to the outer surface of the lifter bar; and
a fixing element for connecting the lifter bar to the shell of the grinding mill, the lifter bar body further comprising a first portion and a second portion forming a continuous lifter bar body, wherein the fixing element is embedded in the first portion such that the fixing element forms a part of the fixing surface of the lifter bar, wherein the first portion of the lifter bar body is made of rubber, wherein the second portion is made of polyurethane and forms 35-85% of a volume of the lifter bar.

US Pat. No. 10,166,465

CONTEXTUAL USER INTERFACE BASED ON VIDEO GAME PLAYBACK

ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. A method for providing a graphical user interface (GUI) on a touchscreen of a home assistant device with artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities, the GUI providing content related to playback of a video game within an environment of the home assistant device, comprising:receiving video game state information from a video game console, the video game state information indicating a state of playback of a video game within the environment;
determining that the video game state information indicates that the state of the playback of the video game includes a player character controlled by a user having a health status approaching a level that results in termination of a current iteration of the playback of the video game, and that the video game state information indicates that an item controlled by the player character has an inventory level approaching a level that results in the item not being functional until the inventory level is replenished;
determining characteristics of the user while playing the video game;
generating a first hot button for display on the GUI of the touchscreen of the home assistant device based on the determination that the state of the playback of the video game includes a player character controlled by a user having a health status approaching a level that results in termination of a current iteration of the playback of the video game, the first hot button configured to instruct the video game console to use an item or ability corresponding to the player character to modify the health status such that it adjusted to a modified level away from the level that results in termination of the current iteration of the playback of the video game;
providing an audio response indicating that the first hot button was generated based on the characteristics of the user while playing the video game;
generating a second hot button for display on the GUI of the touchscreen of the home assistant device based on the determination that the video game state information indicates that an item controlled by the player character has an inventory level approaching a level that results in the item not being functional until it is replenished, the second hot button configured to instruct the video game console to use an item or ability corresponding to the player character to modify the inventory level such that it is adjusted to a modified inventory level away from the level that results in the item not being functional;
determining that the first hot button or the second hot button was selected via a touch on the touchscreen of the home assistant device or via a response to the audio response; and
instructing the video game console to modify the health status or modify the inventory level based on the selection of the first hot button or the second hot button.

US Pat. No. 10,166,225

METHOD FOR TREATING OSTEOPOROSIS

Exelixis, Inc., Alameda,...

1. A method for treating osteoporosis, comprising administering to a patient in need of such treatment a once daily dose of 15, 10, or 5 mg of Compound 1:
N-(4-{[6,7-bis(methyloxy)quinolin-4-yl]oxy}phenyl)-N-(4-fluorophenyl)cyclopropane-1,1-dicarboxamide
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; wherein Compound 1 stimulates osteoblast differentiation and inhibits osteoclast differentiation.

US Pat. No. 10,166,152

ABSORBENT ARTICLE

DAIO Paper Corporation, ...

1. An absorbent article comprising an absorber interposed between a permeable front surface sheet and a back surface sheet,wherein the absorber includes an uncompressed absorber recessed part of a groove shape into which the permeable front surface sheet is received, the groove extending lengthwise of the absorbent article over a predetermined range of the absorbent article, the groove being midway a width of the absorbent article and the predetermined range including a body fluid discharge site of a wearer of the absorbent article,
wherein, at least one embossed part is provided having an emboss embossed onto a front surface of the permeable front surface sheet at a bottom of the groove in an area centered with respect to width of the groove and extending along the groove in a lengthwise direction of the groove, and the embossing affixing the permeable front surface sheet to the back surface sheet at the bottom of the groove only at said area, and the emboss being of width A smaller than width B of the groove,
wherein a ratio A/B is 0.6 or greater and less than 0.83 thereby forming within the groove respective empty buffer zones between respective longitudinal side walls of the groove and those areas of the permeable front surface sheet which are received in the groove but not affixed to the bottom of the groove, whereby the buffer zones are configured to temporarily store body fluid which has passed through the permeable front sheet and not yet been absorbed by the absorber.

US Pat. No. 10,166,124

ORTHOSIS CONTROL

OTTO BOCK HEALTHCARE GMBH...

1. A method for controlling an actuator of an orthopedic device including connection apparatuses to a lower limb, comprising the following steps carried out in a continuously repeating manner:registering actual values of at least two movement parameters of the orthopedic device using at least two sensors;
comparing the registered actual values with defined movement patterns;
selecting which of the defined movement patterns best fits the registered actual values; and
generating control signals for the actuator using a sequence of intended values defined for a best-fitting of the selected defined movement patterns;
wherein comparing the registered actual values with the defined movement patterns comprises:
establishing a functional relationship between a sequence of the actual values of one of the at least two movement parameters and a sequence of the actual values of another one of the at least two movement parameters; and
comparing the functional relationship with functional relationships in the defined movement patterns.

US Pat. No. 10,166,122

APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING PROSTHETIC ARM

Korea Institute of Scienc...

1. An apparatus to control a prosthetic hand, comprising:a display interface configured to be mounted on a head and to receive a signal of a movement of an eye;
an electromyogram input configured to receive an electromyogram signal;
a blink detector configured to detect a blink as a blink signal; and
a controller configured to control movement of the prosthetic hand based on the signal of the movement of the eye, the electromyogram signal, and the blink signal,
wherein the display interface comprises a camera configured track the movement of the eye,
wherein the display interface further comprises a basic-mode, a gesture-mode, and a grip-mode,
wherein the basic-mode is configured to enable selecting any one or any combination of any two or more of the gesture-mode, the grip mode, a command to bend an elbow of the prosthetic hand, and a command to stop operations of the prosthetic hand, and
wherein the command to stop the operations of the prosthetic hand is selected, in response to the blink detector detecting a double blink.

US Pat. No. 10,166,104

CALCIUM PHOSPHATE POLYMER COMPOSITE AND METHOD

TELEFLEX MEDICAL INCORPOR...

1. A bone replacement composite comprising:a poly(?-caprolactone) (PCL) matrix;
a multitude of poly(L-lactic) acid (PLLA) fibers disposed within the PCL matrix, the multitude of PLLA fibers being aligned along a common axis; and
a calcium phosphate mineral layer coating each of the PLLA fibers, the calcium phosphate mineral layer being between 25% by weight and 43% by weight of the bone replacement composite, wherein a crystalline orientation of the calcium phosphate mineral layer is aligned with the common axis, wherein the bone replacement composite is a rod or bar-shaped composite configured to replace a portion of a bone in a patient and wherein a bending modulus of the bone-repair composite is at least 3 GPa.

US Pat. No. 10,166,038

MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGICAL ASSEMBLY AND METHODS

Teleflex Medical Incorpor...

1. A surgical assembly, comprising:a hollow needle having an outer diameter of 3 mm or smaller and a sharp distal end,
a first handle coupled to a proximal portion of said hollow needle,
a surgical instrument having a shaft which extends through said hollow needle and including end effectors at an end of said shaft which are biased open,
a plunger coupled to a proximal portion of said shaft and coupled to said first handle, said plunger configured for longitudinal movement relative to said first handle, and
a safety mechanism configured to establish a predetermined working range for said surgical instrument,
wherein said end effectors have opposed distal tips that are substantially separated from one another in a first extended position and that are disposed in proximate contact to one another in a second extended position,
wherein the end effectors are moveable relative to the hollow needle to a retracted position wherein the opposed distal tips of the end effectors are positioned proximal relative to the sharp distal end of the hollow needle to thereby expose the sharp distal end, and
wherein said predetermined working range includes the first extended position and the second extending position, and said safety mechanism includes a stop body biased to limit proximal movement of said surgical instrument relative to said hollow needle beyond said predetermined working range thereby preventing said surgical instrument from being moved from said predetermined working range to said retracted position, said stop body being biased towards a central axis of said plunger to interfere with said plunger to limit proximal movement of said surgical instrument relative to said hollow needle beyond said predetermined working range.

US Pat. No. 10,166,002

ULTRASONIC BONE MOTION TRACKING SYSTEM

OMNIlife science, Inc., ...

1. A computerized bone motion tracking system for non-invasively tracking a bone of a subject in three-dimensional space comprising:a 3D or 4D volumetric ultrasound imaging transducer comprising a 2D array of transducer elements configured to capture 3D image pixel volumes in real-time, wherein the 3D or 4D volumetric ultrasound imaging transducer is further configured to
(a) capture a first reference image volume I0 of a bone surface at an initial time t0,
and
(b) capture a second image volume I1 of the bone surface at a second time t1,
a three-dimensional position measuring device configured to measure a three-dimensional position of the 3D or 4D volumetric ultrasound imaging transducer at the times t0 and t1 and associating each position with the corresponding image volumes I0 and I1; and
a computer configured to
determine an initial position of the bone using the first reference image volume I0,
search for a relative position of image volumes I0 and I1 for which overlapping portions of the image volumes of I0 and I1 are closest aligned to one another and define this position as a best-match position, wherein the search is limited to a region of interest that includes pixels representing the bone surface in at least one of the first reference image volume and the second image volume, wherein the region of interest is a subset of each of the image volumes I0 and I1 and is selected by real-time segmentation,
determine a 3D transformation between the first reference image volume and the second image volume that corresponds to the best-match position, and
display the imaged bone surface on a display and show movements thereof in real-time.

US Pat. No. 10,165,991

ORTHODONTIC DIAGNOSTIC METHOD

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., Yo...

1. An orthodontic diagnostic method, the method comprising taking at least one initial two-dimensional x-ray image of a first zone of a head,then taking at least one three-dimensional x-ray image of a second zone of a dental situation, wherein the three-dimensional x-ray image is combined with the initial two-dimensional x-ray image by a registration method to form a complete image (8),
wherein, for an ongoing diagnostic, multiple three-dimensional x-ray images of the second zone of the dental situation are taken in succession at regular time intervals,
wherein the first zone of the head comprises the second zone of the dental situation,
wherein the first zone of the head includes defined fixed points, the defined fixed point is a point at the base of the skull or a temporomandibular joint, and
wherein the initial two-dimensional x-ray image is a lateral cephalometric image.

US Pat. No. 10,165,915

HAND CARRYABLE SURFACE CLEANING APPARATUS

Omachron Intellectual Pro...

1. A surface cleaning apparatus comprising:(a) an air flow path extending from a dirty air inlet to a clean air outlet;
(b) a suction motor provided in the air flow path; and,
(c) a cyclone chamber provided in the air flow path, the cyclone chamber having a cyclone air inlet, a cyclone air outlet, an outlet end, a longitudinally spaced apart opposed end and a screen assembly, the cyclone air inlet having an outlet port that extends a cyclone outlet port length in the longitudinal direction, the cyclone air outlet is provided at the outlet end of the cyclone chamber,
wherein the screen assembly comprises an outlet section, a longitudinally spaced apart distal section and a longitudinally extending porous section and the distal section is non-porous and has a distal section length,
and wherein the outlet section comprises a non-porous member extending longitudinally inwardly an outlet section length from an outlet end of the outlet section, which is located at the outlet end of the cyclone chamber, to a longitudinally inwardly positioned inlet end of the outlet section,
and wherein the outlet end of the outlet section overlies the cyclone air outlet, the porous section extends longitudinally inwardly from an outlet end of the porous section that is located at the inlet end of the outlet section,
and wherein the outlet section length is at least as long as the cyclone outlet port length.

US Pat. No. 10,165,914

HAND CARRYABLE SURFACE CLEANING APPARATUS

Omachron Intellectual Pro...

1. A hand vacuum cleaner having a front end, a rear end, an upper end, a lower end and a handle, the hand vacuum cleaner comprising:(a) an air flow passage extending from an air inlet to a clean air outlet;
(b) an air treatment member downstream of the air inlet;
(c) a pre-motor filter downstream from the air treatment member;
(d) a suction motor and fan assembly that is positioned downstream of the pre-motor filter and in the upper end of the hand vacuum cleaner, the suction motor and fan assembly having a central axis of rotation; and,
(e) a post motor filter positioned downstream of the suction motor and fan assembly and in the lower end of the hand vacuum cleaner,wherein the clean air outlet is positioned below the suction motor and fan assembly whereby air travels downwardly from the suction motor and fan assembly and through the post motor filter to the clean air outlet, andwherein the central axis of rotation is oriented upwardly, the suction motor and fan assembly has a lower air inlet whereby air exits an upper end of the suction motor and fan assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,165,913

HAND CARRYABLE SURFACE CLEANING APPARATUS

Omachron Intellectual Pro...

1. A hand vacuum cleaner having a front end, a rear end, and upper end and a lower end, the hand vacuum cleaner comprising:(a) an air inlet;
(b) an air treatment member downstream of the air inlet, the air treatment member having an upper air outlet;
(c) a handle provided at the rear end of the hand vacuum cleaner, the handle having a hand grip portion that extends upwardly and forwardly;
(d) an energy storage member positioned above and overlying the hand grip portion;
(e) a suction motor and fan assembly that is positioned forward of the hand grip portion; and,
(f) a clean air outlet positioned rearward of the suction motor and fan assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,165,912

SURFACE CLEANING APPARATUS

Omachron Intellectual Pro...

1. A surface cleaning apparatus comprising:a) a surface cleaning head having a first dirty fluid inlet;
b) an upright section moveably mounted to the surface cleaning head between an storage position and a reclined in use position;
c) a portable cleaning unit removably mounted to the upright section and comprising at least one air treatment member, a first energy storage member and a portable cleaning unit suction motor; and,
d) a fluid flow path extending from the first dirty fluid inlet to the portable cleaning unit,
wherein at least one of the surface cleaning head, the upright section and the portable cleaning unit is connectable to an external source of power, the portable cleaning unit suction motor is operable on power provided by the first energy storage member when removed from the upright section and is operable on power provided by the external source of power when mounted to the upright section.

US Pat. No. 10,165,858

MULTI-RAIL CONCEALED SLIDE RAIL STRUCTURE

Martas Precision Slide Co...

1. A multi-rail concealed slide rail structure, comprising:an outer rail, being an elongated structure having an L-shaped cross section, one side of the outer rail being mounted to a retaining surface, another side of the outer rail being bent inward to form a first track;
a first ball retainer, including a first holder which is formed in a G-like shape corresponding to the first track, a plurality of first rollers being provided on each surface of the first holder, the first ball retainer being fitted on the first track, the first rollers of a top surface, a bottom surface and the two side surfaces of the first ball retainer lean against four surfaces of the first track;
a middle rail, being an elongated structure having a reverse U-shaped cross section corresponding to the first ball retainer, two side edges of the middle rail being bent in the same direction to form second tracks respectively, the middle rail being fitted on the first ball retainer, the first rollers on the bottom surface of the first ball retainer leaning against one of the second tracks, a central portion and two side surfaces of the middle rail leaning against the first rollers on the top surface and the two side surfaces of the first ball retainer respectively, a limit plate being provided at one side of one of the second tracks, the limit plate being spaced from the second track;
a pair of second ball retainers, the pair of second ball retainers each including a second holder which is formed in a reverse U-like shape corresponding to the middle rail, the pair of second ball retainers being located corresponding to a front section and a rear section of the middle rail respectively, the pair of second rollers of the second holder leaning against two side surfaces and a top surface of the middle rail respectively; and
an inner rail,
characterized in that the inner rail is an elongated structure having a reverse U-shaped cross section corresponding to the pair of second ball retainers, two side edges of the inner rail are bent inward to form third tracks corresponding to the second tracks respectively, the pair of second ball retainers comprises a pair of second rollers and a set of second balls, wherein the set of second balls is provided on a surface of one end of the second holder, the inner rail is provided with a reversed bent portion corresponding to the pair of second ball retainers, the inner rail is fitted on the pair of second ball retainers, a top surface and two side surfaces of the inner rail lean against the pair of second rollers on a top surface and two side surfaces of the pair of second ball retainers respectively, the set of second balls at respective bottom surfaces of the pair of second ball retainers are sandwiched between the second tracks and the third tracks, the limit plate being configured to prevent the inner rail from tilting upward.

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. 10,170,750

LITHIUM-CONDUCTING SULFUR COMPOUND CATHODE FOR LITHIUM-SULFUR BATTERIES

UT-BATTELLE, LLC, Oak Ri...

1. A method of making a cathode for a battery, comprising the steps of:reacting sulfur with Li3PS4 in a liquid solvent to provide a composition comprising Li3PS4+n (0 creating a slurry with the compound, a binder and carbon; and
coating a current collector with the slurry and forming a cathode with the slurry.
US Pat. No. 10,167,454

COMPOSITIONS USEFUL IN TREATMENT OF ORNITHINE TRANSCARBAMYLASE (OTC) DEFICIENCY

The Trustees of the Unive...

1. A recombinant viral vector comprising a nucleic acid sequence encoding human ornithine transcarbamylase (hOTC) and expression control sequences which direct expression of hOTC in a liver cell, wherein the hOTC nucleic acid sequence is less than 80% identical to the wild-type hOTC sequence over the mature sequence or full length hOTC of SEQ ID NO: 1, and expresses a functional hOTC, wherein said hOTC nucleic acid sequence is SEQ ID NO: 5 or a nucleic acid sequence at least 96 to 99% identical thereto.
US Pat. No. 10,166,693

TREATED POROUS MATERIAL

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A method for preparing a treated cellulosic material comprising:(a) providing a cellulosic material comprising wood or wood composite materials;
(b) a first treatment protocol comprising impregnating the cellulosic material under a pressure greater than or lower than ambient with an aqueous dispersion comprising a polymer, the polymer comprising an olefin-carboxylic acid copolymer; and
(c) a second treatment protocol comprising impregnating the cellulosic material under a pressure greater than or lower than ambient with a modifying agent, the modifying agent comprising a bivalent, trivalent, or tetravalent metal ion.
US Pat. No. 10,166,205

TOPICAL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING SAME

SEBELA INTERNATIONAL BERM...

1. A gel composition for topical administration consisting essentially of:(i) naftifine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, present in an amount of from about 0.5 wt % to about 4 wt %;
(ii) a solvent comprising a glycol solvent component and an alkyl alcohol solvent component, present in an amount of from about 10 wt % to about 50 wt %;
(iii) a non-carbomer rheology modifier selected from a hydroxy cellulose, present in an amount of from about 0.75 wt % to about 2.25 wt %;
(iv) a polysorbate solubilizing agent present in an amount of from about 3 wt % to about 8 wt %;
(v) an amine pH adjuster in an amount of from about 0.12 wt % to about 0.23 wt %; and
one or more of: water, a preservative, a chelating agent, a coloring agent, and a fragrance, wherein the gel composition exhibits an in vitro release rate under the SUPAC-SS guidance of from about 2700 ?g/cm2/hr1/2 to about 3134 ?g/cm2/hr1/2.
US Pat. No. 10,167,238

MICRONUTRIENT COMPOSITIONS AND SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF USING SAME

WINFIELD SOLUTIONS, LLC, ...

1. A method of spraying an agricultural spray admixture, comprising:spraying an admixture comprising citric acid and glutamic acid with a metal salt and a pesticide, the pesticide comprising phosphate, the metal salt comprising one or more zinc, boron, copper, iron, chloride, manganese, molybdenum, cobalt, magnesium, calcium, or nickel;
wherein the citric acid glutamic acid and metal salt form a chelate to thereby prevent the metal salt from forming an insoluble solid with the phosphate, and
wherein the citric acid and the glutamic acid are present in the composition at a molar ratio of about 6.8:0.5 to about 1:0.29,
wherein the admixture remains stable, non-precipitated for at least 72 hours.
US Pat. No. 10,168,318

METHOD OF MEASURING CELL-SUBSTRATE IMPEDANCE IN LIVING CELLS TO IDENTIFY COMPOUNDS AFFECTING RECEPTOR TYROSINE KINASE (RTK) ACTIVITY AND PATHWAYS

ACEA Biosciences, Inc., ...

1. A method of identifying a potential therapeutic compound that affects a Receptor Tyrosine Kinase (RTK) pathway in cancer cells, the method comprising:a) providing a device capable of measuring cell-substrate impedance, wherein the device comprises at least two wells, each well comprising an electrode array, further wherein the device is operably connected to an impedance analyzer;
b) culturing cells embodied as cancer cells in serum-free media in the at least two wells;
c) adding to a first well a proposed therapeutic compound that affects an RTK pathway and an RTK stimulating factor for the RTK pathway to form a test well, and adding to another well the RTK stimulating factor to form a control well;
d) continuously monitoring cell-substrate impedance of the at least two wells and optionally determining cell indices from the monitored cell-substrate impedance; and
e) determining a difference in impedance or optionally in cell index between the test well and control well; and if significantly different,
f) concluding the proposed therapeutic compound is therapeutically active in the RTK pathway within the cancer cells.
US Pat. No. 10,166,278

PEPTIDES AND COMBINATION OF PEPTIDES FOR USE IN IMMUNOTHERAPY AGAINST BREAST CANCER AND OTHER CANCERS

IMMATICS BIOTECHNOLOGIES ...

1. A method of treating glioblastoma in a HLA-A*02+ patient having a breast cancer overexpressing a SCUBE2 polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 11 and presenting at its surface a peptide consisting of SEQ ID NO: 11 in the context of a complex with an MHC class I molecule, said method comprising administering to said patient an effective amount of activated antigen-specific CD8+ cytotoxic T cells to selectively eliminate the cancer cells, wherein said activated antigen-specific CD8+ cytotoxic T cells are produced by contacting CD8+ cytotoxic T cells with an antigen presenting cell presenting at its surface a peptide consisting of SEQ ID NO: 11 in the context of a complex with an MHC class I molecule in vitro.
US Pat. No. 10,167,317

IMMUNOTHERAPY AGAINST SEVERAL TUMORS OF THE BLOOD, IN PARTICULAR CHRONIC LYMPHOID LEUKEMIA (CLL)

IMMATICS BIOTECHNOLOGIES ...

1. A method of eliciting an immune response in a patient who has cancer, comprising administering to said patient a population of activated T cells that selectively recognize cells, which present a peptide consisting of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 167, wherein said cancer is selected from the group consisting of chronic lymphoid leukemia (CLL), acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), adrenal gland adrenal cortical adenoma, bone giant cell tumor of bone, bone non-ossifying fibroma, breast carcinoma, colon adenocarcinoma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, endometrium adenocarcinoma endometrioid, kidney angiomyolipoma, kidney carcinoma, kidney oncocytoma, liver focal nodular hyperplasia, liver hepatocellular carcinoma, lymph node Hodgkin's disease, lymph node papillary carcinoma of thyroid, medullary carcinoma of thyroid origin, metastatic adenocarcinoma of stomach, neurofibroma, ovary thecoma fibroma, pancreas adenocarcinoma, pancreas microcystic adenoma, parathyroid gland adenoma, rectum adenocarcinoma, skin squamous cell carcinoma, spleen chronic myeloid leukemia, stomach gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST), thyroid gland nodular hyperplasia, thyroid gland papillary carcinoma, and uterine cervix squamous cell carcinoma.
US Pat. No. 10,167,331

PEPTIDES AND COMBINATION OF PEPTIDES FOR USE IN IMMUNOTHERAPY AGAINST ESOPHAGEAL CANCER AND OTHER CANCERS

IMMATICS BIOTECHNOLOGIES ...

1. A method of treating a patient who has a cancer overexpressing a HAS3 polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 32, comprising administering to said patient a population of activated T cells that kill the cancer cells,wherein the activated T cells are antigen-specific CD8+ cytotoxic T cells produced by contacting CD8+ T cells with an antigen presenting cell that presents a peptide consisting of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 32 in a complex with an MHC molecule class I molecule on the surface of the antigen presenting cell,
wherein said cancer is selected from the group consisting of esophageal cancer and lung cancer, urinary bladder cancer, brain cancer, gallbladder cancer, bile duct cancer, and head and neck cancer.

US Pat. No. 10,172,234

WIRED CIRCUIT BOARD

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A wired circuit board comprising:a first insulating layer;
a first conductive pattern provided on the first insulating layer;
a second insulating layer provided on the first insulating layer and covering the first conductive pattern; and
a second conductive pattern provided on a top face in a thickness direction of the second insulating layer,
wherein the top face of the second insulating layer includes an inclined face and a flat face,
wherein the inclined face swells from the flat face so as to correspond to a ridgeline of the first conductive pattern,
wherein the second conductive pattern is provided on the flat face and is offset from the first conductive pattern and the inclined face when projected in the thickness direction of the second insulating layer,
wherein an interval between the second conductive pattern and the first conductive pattern is in a range of 1 ?m to 300 ?m when viewed in a plan view,
wherein the inclined face and the flat face form an angle therebetween, and form a supplementary angle y to the angle formed by the inclined face and the flat face, and
wherein the supplementary angle y to the angle formed by the inclined face and the flat face is more than 0 degree and 20 degrees or less.

US Pat. No. 10,172,232

TAMPER-RESPONDENT ASSEMBLIES WITH ENCLOSURE-TO-BOARD PROTECTION

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A tamper-respondent assembly comprising:a circuit board;
an enclosure adhesively secured to a surface of the circuit board via a first adhesive, the enclosure facilitating enclosing at least one electronic component within a secure volume;
a tamper-respondent electronic circuit structure facilitating defining the secure volume, the tamper-respondent electronic circuit structure comprising a tamper-respondent circuit with at least one circuit line disposed on the surface of the circuit board and extending around an inner periphery of an enclosure-to-board interface where the enclosure mounts to the circuit board via the first adhesive; and
a second adhesive securing, in part, the enclosure to the circuit board, the second adhesive being a different adhesive than the first adhesive, and covering, at least in part, the tamper-respondent circuit of the tamper-respondent electronic circuit structure, wherein the second adhesive is disposed, in part, on the surface of the circuit board at the inner periphery of the enclosure-to-board interface where the enclosure mounts to the circuit board, and the second adhesive extends around the inner periphery of the enclosure-to-board interface where the enclosure mounts to the circuit board, and separation of the electronic enclosure from the circuit board causes the second adhesive to break the tamper-respondent circuit, thereby facilitating detection of the separation.

US Pat. No. 10,172,228

APPARATUS FOR MM-WAVE RADIATION GENERATION UTILIZING WHISPERING GALLERY MODE RESONATORS

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. An apparatus for generating mm-wave electromagnetic radiation at an output frequency comprising: a) a whispering gallery mode resonator with a guiding surface, wherein the whispering gallery mode resonator has dimensions selected to support a whispering gallery electromagnetic eigenmode at the output frequency, b) an output waveguide coupled to the whispering gallery mode resonator through an aperture, and c) an electron beam source, wherein the electron beam source is designed to generate a velocity vector-modulated electron beam, wherein the electron beam source is configured such that the velocity vector-modulated electron beam travels substantially perpendicular to the guiding surface.

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. 10,172,205

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. 10,172,203

LIGHTING APPARATUS

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A lighting apparatus, comprising:first light emitting elements;
second light emitting elements having chromaticity values in a same chromaticity range as the first light emitting elements; and
a control circuit that controls the first light emitting elements and the second light emitting elements separately, wherein
the first light emitting elements and the second light emitting elements are dispersedly disposed in a predetermined region,
the first light emitting elements are more densely disposed in a periphery portion than in a center portion of the predetermined region, and
the second light emitting elements are more densely disposed in the center portion than in the periphery portion of the predetermined 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. 10,172,183

RADIO ACCESS NETWORK NODE AND METHOD—TIME COORDINATED CELLS FOR EXTENDED DISCONTINUOUS RECEIVE (EDRX)

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A radio access network (RAN) node configured to interact with a core network (CN) node to time coordinate cells and maintain a reliability of paging a wireless device, the RAN node comprising:a processor; and,
a memory that stores processor-executable instructions, wherein the processor interfaces with the memory to execute the processor-executable instructions, whereby the RAN node is operable to:
receive a paging request from the CN node, wherein the paging request includes information associated with the wireless device;
calculate, using at least the information associated with the wireless device, a time remaining until a next paging opportunity for the wireless device within the cells comprising a paging area of the wireless device; and,
transmit a paging response to the CN node, wherein the paging response includes the time remaining until a next paging opportunity for the wireless device,
wherein the information comprises the following:
an International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) of the wireless device;
an extended Discontinuous Receive (eDRX) cycle length of the wireless device; and
a coverage class of the wireless device.

US Pat. No. 10,172,177

UE INITIATED SCELL CONNECTION ESTABLISHMENT

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications by a wireless device, comprising:receiving selection parameters from a first cell, the selection parameters including one or more attributes;
measuring the one or more attributes of a plurality of candidate cells based at least in part on the selection parameters received from the first cell, wherein the measured attributes comprise transmission rank and at least one of reference signal receive power or reference signal receive quality;
identifying a second cell from the plurality of candidate cells based at least in part on the selection parameters and the one or more measured attributes and without additional direction from the first cell, the first cell being associated with a first base station and the second cell being associated with a second base station, and the first and the second cells being in communication with each other;
determining that an amount of uplink data in a buffer is above a threshold value;
transmitting, by the wireless device, an initial access message directly to the second cell to establish an independent connection with the second cell based at least in part on identifying the second cell from the plurality of candidate cells and determining that the amount of uplink data in the buffer is above the threshold;
receiving a response message from the second cell without direction from the first cell, wherein the response message is responsive to the initial access message; and
communicating with the first and second cells concurrently using the independent connection with the second cell that is established based at least in part on the receiving the response message from the second cell.

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. 10,172,169

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING DEVICE BY USING BLUETOOTH TECHNOLOGY

1. A method for controlling a connection between a first device and a second device using a short range wireless communication technology by a control device, the method comprising:obtaining a first device information related to the first device from the first device;
obtaining a second device information related to the second device from the second device;
transmitting a connection request message for requesting connection with the second device to the first device based on the first device information and the second device information,
wherein the first device information includes a first role information indicating a role of the first device or at least one of one or more first profile IDs indicating profiles supportable by the first device, and the second device information includes a second role information indicating a role of the second device or at least one of one or more second profile IDs indicating profiles supportable by the second device,
wherein the first device information further includes at least one of a type information indicating a type of the first device, a first bonding information indicating a bonding state of the first device, a first connection information indicating a connection state of the first device, or a first security mode information indicating a security mode supported by the first device, and
wherein the second device information further includes at least one of a type information indicating a type of the second device, a second bonding information indicating a bonding state of the second device, a second connection information indicating a connection state of the second device, or a second security mode information indicating a security mode supported by the second device;
receiving a first response message including a result of connection with the second device in response to the connection request message; and
determining a third security mode information based on the first security mode information and the second security mode information,
wherein the connection request message further includes the third security mode information.

US Pat. No. 10,172,167

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND CONNECTION METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable recording medium having a program recorded thereon to be executed in a computer, the program comprising executable commands to instruct a processor included in a first electronic device to execute operations, the operations comprising:acquiring a virtual media access control (MAC) address of a second electronic device and connection information between the second electronic device and one or more third electronic devices while the second electronic device communicates with the one or more third electronic devices based on the virtual MAC address, wherein the connection information is generated by the second electronic device, based on the virtual MAC address of the second electronic device, and wherein the virtual MAC address of the second electronic device is generated or obtained from an external server by the second electronic device;
changing a preset MAC address of the first electronic device by setting the virtual address of the second electronic device as a MAC address of the first electronic device; and
establishing a connection with the one or more third electronic devices through short range wireless communication using the changed MAC address of the first electronic device instead of the preset MAC address for the first electronic device and the connection information.

US Pat. No. 10,172,160

CHANNEL CONTENTION METHOD, ACCESS POINT, AND STATION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A channel contention method comprising: allocating, by an access point (AP), an identifier sequence to each of multiple stations (STAs) in a basic service set (BSS) of the AP; wherein the identifier sequences of the STAs are orthogonal or quasi-orthogonal to an identifier sequence allocated by the AP to another STA in a basic service set (BSS) of the AP; sending, by the AP), a request-to-send (RTS) frame that carries group response indication information for instructing the multiple STAs to return clear-to-send (CTS) frames that have a same content and a same preamble, and are sent by the AP using a same modulation and coding scheme; and receiving, by the AP, a CTS frame that is returned according to the group response indication information by a STA among the multiple STAs that receives the RTS frame; receiving, by the AP, an identifier sequence that is sent after the STA returning the CTS frame returns the CTS frame; and performing, by the AP, a correlation operation according to the received identifier sequence and the identifier sequences of the multiple STAs, to determine the STA returning the CTS frame.

US Pat. No. 10,172,152

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE UE FOR TRANSCEIVING SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting and receiving a signal by a Device-to-Device (D2D) User equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a D2D communication resource configuration; and
transmitting a D2D communication signal based on the D2D communication resource configuration,
wherein when the D2D UE transmits the D2D communication signal by using resources indicated by a base station, the D2D communication signal is transmitted at a first timing determined from a Timing Advance (TA), and when the D2D UE selects resources for transmission of the D2D communication signal, the D2D communication signal is transmitted at a second timing determined irrespective of the TA.

US Pat. No. 10,172,150

TTI SCHEDULING FOR IMPROVED RAMP UP OF TCP THROUGHPUT IN CELLULAR NETWORKS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A wireless user equipment device (UE), comprising:a radio, comprising one or more antennas configured for wireless communication on a cellular network;
a processing element operably coupled to the radio;
wherein the UE is configured to:
detect that a transmission control protocol (TCP) session has been initiated;
at least in part in response to detecting that the TCP session has been initiated, transmit a request to a base station for the base station to change transmission time interval (TTI) scheduling to a first shorter TTI duration;
in response to transmitting the request to the base station to change TTI scheduling to the first shorter TTI duration, transmit first uplink communications to the base station according to the first shorter TTI duration for a first period of time, wherein the UE is configured to increase a congestion window size after each acknowledgement of a first uplink communication received by the base station during the first period of time, wherein increasing the congestion window size enables a corresponding increase in uplink data throughput;
after the first period of time, transmit a request to the base station to change TTI scheduling to a second longer TTI duration; and
in response to transmitting the request to the base station to change TTI scheduling to the second longer TTI duration, transmit second uplink communications to the base station according to the second longer TTI duration.

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. 10,172,138

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. 10,172,131

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. 10,172,125

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.

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. 10,172,120

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A user equipment (UE) which is operable to communicate with a communication node, the UE comprising:a receiver configured:
to receive control data defining an allocation of at least one resource block for use in transmitting uplink data, wherein the at least one resource block comprises at least one of a plurality of resource blocks that are numbered in a frequency domain, and
to receive, in a transmission separate from the control data, a parameter representing a configuration of resources to be used for an ACK/NACK channel;
a transmitter configured to transmit uplink data using the at least one resource block for use in transmitting uplink data; and
a controller configured to determine a position of at least one ACK/NACK channel resource based on:
a value derived from a position in the frequency domain of a single resource block allocated for a corresponding uplink data transmission, added to a value derived from a function of the received parameter representing the configuration of resources to be used for the ACK/NACK channel and a total number of resource blocks in a bandwidth used by the UE;
wherein the receiver is configured to receive at least one ACK/NACK over an ACK/NACK channel using the at least one ACK/NACK channel resource;
wherein the receiver is configured to receive the control data over a downlink control channel that is different from the ACK/NACK channel; and
wherein the receiver is configured to receive the parameter representing the configuration of resources to be used for the ACK/NACK channel via a transmission that is common to a plurality of UEs.

US Pat. No. 10,172,119

UPLINK CONTROL SIGNALING IN CELLULAR TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM

WIRELESS FUTURE TECHNOLOG...

1. A method of multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) uplink transmission performed by a user terminal, the method comprising:transmitting a first plurality of control message fields via a first spatial stream, the first plurality of control message fields having a size based on a modulation and coding scheme in use for the first spatial stream; and
transmitting a second plurality of control message fields via a second spatial stream, the second plurality of control message fields having a size based on a modulation and coding scheme in use for the second spatial stream, the modulation and coding scheme of the first spatial stream being different than the modulation and coding scheme of the second spatial stream, the size of the first plurality of control message fields being different than the size of the second plurality of control message fields;
wherein each of the first and second plurality of control message fields includes an acknowledgment (ACK/NACK) message, a rank indicator (RI), a precoding matrix indicator (PMI), or a channel quality indicator (CQI) message.

US Pat. No. 10,172,118

DECOUPLED MODE FOR A COMMON UPLINK BURST TRANSMISSION IN A TIME DIVISION DUPLEX SUBFRAME STRUCTURE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method operable at a subordinate entity for wireless communication over a time division duplex (TDD) carrier, the method comprising:transmitting an uplink burst within a downlink-centric subframe and an uplink-centric subframe on the TDD carrier, wherein the uplink burst comprises:
a first symbol comprising a sounding reference signal (SRS) configured to enable sounding of the TDD carrier; and
a second symbol comprising information bits and a demodulation reference signal (DM-RS), wherein the DM-RS is configured to enable demodulation of the information bits carried within the second symbol.

US Pat. No. 10,172,117

TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING NODES AND METHODS THEREIN FOR CONTROL CHANNEL TRANSMISSIONS IN A RADIO COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method performed by a transmitting node for transmitting control channel information repeatedly in a number of subframes to a receiving node in a radio communication network, each subframe comprising a number of available control channel elements and a set of control channel candidates, and each set of control channel candidates being defined by a set of control channel candidates in a predefined subframe comprising a number of available control channel elements, the method comprising:transmitting control channel information of a control channel candidate in a subframe when a start control channel element index of the control channel candidate is one of smaller than and equal to the number of available control channel elements in the predefined subframe, the predefined subframe being determined as the subframe comprising the least number of available control channel elements amongst the number of subframes; and
refraining from transmitting control channel information of a control channel candidate in a subframe when the start control channel element index of the control channel candidate is larger than the number of available control channel elements in the predefined subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,172,116

MESSAGING ABSTRACTION IN A MOBILE DEVICE SERVER

1. A portable communication device, comprising:a processing system including a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
receiving a pairing key;
detecting a media resource center upon entering a communication zone of the media resource center;
engaging in communication with a resource control manager of the media resource center, wherein the resource control manager manages utilization of a plurality of media resources of the media resource center;
transmitting the pairing key to the resource control manager to be authorized to manage utilization of the plurality of media resources;
detecting a request from a resident software application to utilize a media resource of the plurality of media resources;
receiving authorization to manage utilization of the plurality of media resources from the resource control manager wherein the authorization is responsive to the resource control manager identifying a highest service grade associated with the portable communication device, wherein the resource control manager engages in communication with a plurality of portable communication devices, wherein the plurality of portable communication devices includes the portable communication device, wherein each of the plurality of portable communication devices is associated with a service grade resulting in a plurality of services grades, wherein the plurality of service grades includes the highest service grade, wherein the resource control manager arbitrating delegation of management of the plurality of media resources to one of the plurality of portable communication devices comprises identifying of the highest service grade associated with the portable communication device;
accessing a messaging abstraction library to translate the request by identifying a message of a plurality of messages provided within the messaging abstraction library representative of the request and that conforms to a device specific command of the media resource of the plurality of media resources, wherein the plurality of messages comprise a plurality of communication protocols associated with the plurality of media resources;
accessing media content through a media content viewing application by providing the message including a protocol of the plurality of communication protocols for the device specific command of the media resource to the media resource, wherein the resource control manager authenticates the media viewing application according to the pairing key;
obtaining the media content, wherein the resource control manager provides the media content;
determining that the accessing of the media content through the media content viewing application is not part of a subscribed service provided by a service provider according to the highest service grade and the pairing key; and
billing a user associated with the media viewing application according to the highest service grade and the pairing key.

US Pat. No. 10,172,115

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONDUCTING DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing, by a device-to-device (D2D) transmitting user equipment (UE), D2D communication in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, to a cluster head UE, a first message requesting allocation of radio resources to be used for the D2D communication;
receiving, from the cluster head UE, a second message including radio resource allocation information,
wherein the second message further includes scheduling information for each D2D UE that D2D UEs within a cluster use to monitor a specific signal, and
wherein the radio resource allocation information includes a time-frequency resource for the D2D transmitting UE to transmit data and a time-frequency resource for at least one D2D receiving UE to receive the data; and
transmitting the data in a radio resource area allocated by the second message,
wherein the data is transmitted to the cluster head UE and the at least one D2D receiving UE,
wherein the D2D transmitting UE, the cluster head UE, and the at least one D2D receiving UE are included in the cluster,
wherein a cluster size is changed according to a cell loading factor,
wherein, when the cell loading factor is larger than a threshold, the cluster size becomes small, and
wherein, when the cell loading factor is smaller than the threshold, the cluster size becomes large.

US Pat. No. 10,172,114

APPARATUS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS FOR DETERMINING AVAILABLE CHANNELS BASED ON PREDICTED MOVEMENT

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. An apparatus comprising:one or more processors; and
memory storing computer code configured to, with the one or more processors, cause the apparatus to at least:
receive, from a mobile device in a current cell, signalling identifying a geographic path, predicted to be taken by the mobile device, that extends across two or more cells of a network, wherein each of the two or more cells is different from the current cell, and wherein at least one of the two or more cells is non-adjacent to the current cell;
determine a listing of white-space channels indicating which are available for use in each cell along the geographic path, including a first indication of which are available for use in a first of the two or more cells and a second indication of which are available for use in a second of the two or more cells, wherein the cells are cells/geographical regions of a white-space device database;
determine, from the listing of white-space channels, which available white-space channel is indicated as being available for use in at least two cells along the geographic path by at least determining, from the first indication, that the available white-space channel is indicated as being available in the first of the two or more cells and determining, from the second indication, that the available white-space channel is indicated as being available in the second of the two or more cells; and
provide an indication of the available white-space channel to the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,172,113

TARGET CELL SELECTION FOR MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICE CONTINUITY

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for obtaining a Multimedia Broadcast/Multicast Services (MBMS) status of a mobile entity in a cellular wireless communications system, the method comprising:receiving, at a base station of the cellular wireless communication system and from the mobile entity, a message including information for providing to an administrative network node for use in MBMS service accounting,
wherein receiving the message comprises receiving a de-registration message identifying an MBMS service the mobile entity is de-registering or a de-activation message identifying an MBMS service the mobile entity is de-activating;
obtaining an MBMS status of the mobile entity from the message for use by the base station; and
prioritizing candidate target cells based on the MBMS status.

US Pat. No. 10,172,112

CORE NETWORK NODE AND METHOD—TIME COORDINATED CELLS FOR EXTENDED DISCONTINUOUS RECEIVE (EDRX)

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A core network (CN) node configured to interact with a plurality of radio access network (RAN) nodes to time coordinate a plurality of cells and maintain a reliability of paging a wireless device, the CN node comprising:a processor; and,
a memory that stores processor-executable instructions, wherein the processor interfaces with the memory to execute the processor-executable instructions, whereby the CN node is operable to:
transmit a paging request to one of the RAN nodes, wherein the paging request includes information associated with the wireless device, the information for using by the one RAN node to calculate a time remaining until a next paging opportunity for the wireless device within the cells comprising a paging area of the wireless device, and wherein the information comprises an International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) of the wireless device, an extended Discontinuous Receive (eDRX) cycle length of the wireless device, and a coverage class of the wireless device; and,
receive a paging response from the one RAN node, wherein the paging response includes the time remaining until a next paging opportunity for the wireless device.