US Pat. No. 10,219,308

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONFIGURING DEVICE TO DEVICE COMMUNICATION USING A PLURALITY OF TRANSMISSION DEVICES

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for configuring a device to device communication using a plurality of transmission devices, the method comprising:retrieving, at a source wireless device in communication with an access node, an application requirement for a recipient wireless device, wherein the source wireless device transmits data to the recipient wireless device using a device to device transmission;
determining a device to device transmission configuration based on the retrieved application requirement, wherein determining the configuration further comprises determining, based on the retrieved application requirements, a number of repeater wireless devices for a device to device transmission to the recipient wireless device, the number comprising a particular quantity of repeater wireless devices; and
transmitting, to the number of repeater wireless devices, data associated with the recipient wireless device based on the determined configuration such that the number of repeater wireless devices transmit the data to the recipient wireless device as device to device transmissions.

US Pat. No. 10,219,306

CLOUD BASED ACCESS SOLUTION FOR ENTERPRISE DEPLOYMENT

FEDERATED WIRELESS, INC.,...

1. An access point (AP), comprising:a memory storing instructions for execution by a processor: and at least one processor configured to execute the instructions to provide:
a set of one or more base-station functions for use by a user equipment (UE) connected to the AP over a wireless communication interface, the one or more base-station functions configured to receive information from the UE;
a set of one or more core-network functions configured to receive the information from the set of one or more base-station functions; and
a distributed portion of a core-network service configured to:
receive the information from the one or more core-network functions,
communicate the information to a corresponding cloud portion of the core-network service running on a cloud platform, wherein the distributed portion of the core-network service on the access point is separate from the cloud portion of that same service running on the cloud platform, wherein the core-network service is provided by a combination of the distributed portion and the cloud portion of the core-network service,
and
receive a response from the cloud portion of the core-network service based on processing performed by the cloud portion on the cloud platform.

US Pat. No. 10,219,304

OPERATING A TERMINAL DEVICE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A method for operating a terminal device of a wireless communication system, the terminal device being connected to a base station of the wireless communication system, wherein the method comprises:providing an intermediate node functionality at the terminal device, the intermediate node functionality being configured to forward communication data received from the base station to a further terminal device and to forward communication data received from the further terminal device to the base station;
detecting, by the terminal device, the further terminal device via a direct radio communication between the terminal device and the further terminal device, wherein the further terminal device is located within a radio range of the terminal device, wherein detecting the further terminal device comprises receiving a message from the further terminal device indicating that the further terminal device is not within the radio range of the base station;
requesting, by the terminal device, permission from the base station to activate the intermediate node functionality;
receiving from the base station the permission to activate the intermediate node functionality; and
upon receiving the permission from the base station, activating the intermediate node functionality at the terminal device.

US Pat. No. 10,219,301

INHIBITION MECHANISM FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE (D2D) COMMUNICATION

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method comprising:generating, by a first user device, a first number representing a contention resolution priority for the first user device contending for at least one first resource over a first data period for transmitting a packet of data in a device-to-device (D2D) wireless network;
determining if a second user device, in the D2D wireless network, is contending for resources overlapping with the at least one first resource of the first data period, wherein the determining includes:
receiving a message over a control channel including a scheduling assignment (SA) during a SA period associated with the first data period, wherein the message includes a second number representing a contention resolution priority for the second user device;
if the second user device is contending for resources overlapping with the at least one first resource of the first data period, determining if the second number is greater than the first number; and
if the second number is greater than the first number, inhibiting the first user device from communicating using the at least one first resource of the first data period.

US Pat. No. 10,219,298

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CHANNEL ACCESS

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A method for a sector training operation by an access point (AP), the method comprising:transmitting a beacon frame including restricted access window (RAW) assignment information, wherein the RAW assignment information includes assignment information for a sector sounding RAW and a sector reporting RAW;
transmitting at least one No Data Protocol (NDP) type frames for sector training in the sector sounding RAW; and
receiving at least one feedback frame each including a selected sector identification (ID) from a station (STA) in a sector reporting RAW.

US Pat. No. 10,219,293

METHOD FOR AVOIDING TRANSMITTING MAC PDU HAVING PADDING ONLY IN A D2D COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

5. A transmitting User Equipment (TX UE) operating in a wireless communication system, the TX UE comprising:a Radio Frequency (RF) module; and
a processor configured to control the RF module,
wherein the processor is configured to:
receive, from an eNB, a sidelink grant for the TX UE to communicate with a receiving UE (RX UE) directly,
check a size of the received sidelink grant, and
when the size of the received sidelink grant is larger than a minimum size of MAC PDU that includes 6 bytes of a sidelink-shared channel (SL-SCH) MAC subheader, 2 bytes of a MAC subheader, and 1 byte of a RLC subheader:
generate a Medium Access Control Protocol Data Unit (MAC PDU) other than a MAC PDU that includes only padding bits, and
transmit the generated MAC PDU to the RX UE.

US Pat. No. 10,219,292

FLEXIBLE MULTIPLEXING AND FEEDBACK FOR VARIABLE TRANSMISSION TIME INTERVALS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication comprising:identifying a downlink burst of a time-division duplex (TDD) configured carrier, the downlink burst comprising one or more downlink transmission time intervals (TTIs), wherein respective downlink TTIs of the one or more downlink TTIs have a variable duration;
receiving respective indications of a duration of the respective one or more downlink TTIs, the respective indications received within a first control portion of each of the respective one or more downlink TTIs;
receiving an indication of a duration of an uplink burst that follows the downlink burst, wherein the indication of the duration of the uplink burst is received within a second control portion of each of the respective one or more downlink TTIs, the second control portion being separated in time from the first control portion by a data portion of each of the respective one or more downlink TTIs; and
communicating based at least in part on the respective indications of the duration of the respective one or more downlink TTIs and the indication of the duration of the uplink burst.

US Pat. No. 10,219,288

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING COEXISTENCE INTERFERENCE WITHIN DEVICE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

1. A method for coordinating in device coexistence (IDC) interference by a user equipment, the method comprising:transmitting, to an eNodeB (eNB), first assistance information for a first coordination of IDC interference through a first frequency, the first assistance information comprising information of the first frequency of a Long Term Evolution (LTE) frequency band;
transmitting, to the eNB, second assistance information for a second coordination of IDC interference, the second coordination being based on a Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) technique when a change of the first assistance information occurs; and
receiving, from the eNB, a response responsive to the second assistance information,
wherein the response comprises information indicating whether the second assistance information is accepted or rejected, and
wherein the second assistance information comprises information about a victim system of the IDC interference.

US Pat. No. 10,219,287

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PERFORMING CHANNEL ACCESS PROCESS FOR TRANSMITTING DIFFERENT TYPES OF SIGNALS IN WIRELESS ACCESS SYSTEM SUPPORTING UNLICENSED BAND

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting different types of signals in a wireless access system supporting an unlicensed band, the method comprising:performing a first channel access procedure (CAP) for transmitting a first type of signal; and
transmitting a transmission burst including the first type of signal when a serving cell (SCell) of the unlicensed band is determined as an idle mode after performing the first CAP,
wherein at least one of first parameters for performing the first CAP is set to a smaller value than second parameters for performing a second CAP.

US Pat. No. 10,219,286

STATION (STA) AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION ON PRIMARY AND SECONDARY CHANNEL RESOURCES

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus for an enhanced directional multi-gigabit (EDMG) station (STA), the apparatus comprising: memory; and processing circuitry coupled to the memory, the EDMG STA configurable to operate on multiples of a 2.16 GHz channel, the processing circuitry to, when the STA is configured to operate as a source STA (SSTA):encode a grant frame for transmission to indicate a transmission to a destination EDMG station (DSTA), the DSTA being a peer EDMG STA, the grant frame to indicate intent to transmit data by the SSTA to the DSTA,
wherein the grant frame is encoded for transmission, the grant frame to include:
a dynamic allocation information field;
control signaling that includes a bitmap indicating a channel to be used for transmission of the data, wherein the channel is indicated by the bitmap, the bitmap being configurable to indicate one or more multiples of a 2.16 GHz channel, and configurable to indicate a 2.16 GHz bandwidth channel and a 4.32 GHz bandwidth channel, the bitmap occurring after a start of the dynamic allocation information field;
wherein the channels comprise a primary channel for transmission of the grant frame and the non-primary channel for transmission of the data, the primary channel being a 2.16 GHz channel, the non-primary channel being one or more multiples of a 2.16 GHz channel;
wherein the grant frame is further encoded to include a source association identifier (AID) for the SSTA, and a destination AID for the DSTA; and
wherein the processing circuitry is further configured to:
process a grant acknowledgement frame received from the DSTA, the grant acknowledgment frame acknowledging receipt of the grant frame by the DSTA; and
encode the data for transmission to the DSTA on the non-primary channel when the bitmap of the grant frame indicates that the data is to be transmitted on the non-primary channel, and
encode the data for transmission to the DSTA on the primary channel when the bitmap of the grant frame indicates that the data is to be transmitted on the primary channel.

US Pat. No. 10,219,282

APPARATUS AND METHOD OF RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR DATA AND CONTROL CHANNELS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A downlink transmission method by a base station in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:identifying a set of resource blocks associated with a control channel for a terminal;
transmitting, to the terminal, information on the set of resource blocks on a radio resource control signal, the information including first information associated with a number of resource blocks of the set and second information associated with an index corresponding to the resource blocks of the set;
transmitting, to the terminal, control information including information for downlink data on the control channel identified based on the first information and the second information; and
transmitting, to the terminal, the downlink data on a data channel based on the control information,
wherein the set of resource blocks includes at least one control channel resource, and
wherein a search space for the control channel of the terminal is defined based on an aggregation level, a number of the at least one control channel resource, and a number of a candidate associated with the control channel.

US Pat. No. 10,219,279

SIGNALING TO REQUEST INCREASED TRANSMISSION POWER LIMIT IN AN EMERGENCY

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication by a user equipment (UE), comprising:transmitting a message to a base station, wherein the message includes an emergency status of the UE that indicates whether the UE is in an emergency situation, at least one device-to-device (D2D) group, and a requested transmit power to be used for transmitting data from the UE to the at least one D2D group when the UE is in the emergency situation;
receiving a downlink control information (DCI) message from the base station based on the status, wherein the DCI message includes transmit power control information for D2D communications, wherein the transmit power control information indicates whether the UE can transmit at an allowed transmit power, and wherein the allowed transmit power comprises one of the requested transmit power or a transmit power that is lower than the requested transmit power or lower than a maximum transmission power of the UE; and
transmitting the data to the at least one D2D group based on the transmit power control information received in the DCI message.

US Pat. No. 10,219,277

VEHICLE INCLUDING DYNAMIC SENSOR-BASED PRECODING FOR MILLIMETER WAVE COMMUNICATION

1. A method implemented by a computer system of a vehicle that is a transmitter of a millimeter wave message which is transmitted to a receiver of the millimeter wave message, the method comprising:measuring, by a perception sensor, sensor data describing one or more locations of one or more objects that are proximate to the receiver and the transmitter;
determining, based on the sensor data, angle data describing one or more angles of arrival for the one or more objects and one or more angels of departure for the one or more objects;
generating, based on one or more of the sensor data and the angle data, propagation data describing (1) a list of paths between the transmitter and the receiver and (2) channel gains for each path included in the list of paths;
determining, based on one or more of the sensor data and the propagation data, a plurality of channels for successfully transmitting the millimeter wave message to the receiver; and
transmitting the millimeter wave message to the receiver simultaneously using the plurality of channels on a band of spectrum between 30 gigahertz and 300 gigahertz.

US Pat. No. 10,219,276

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. An integrated circuit comprising:control circuitry, which, in operation:
configures a common search space for a plurality of terminals that communicate with a communication apparatus using a plurality of component carriers, and configures a specific search space for each of the plurality of terminals;
assigns control information including resource assignment information to a control channel element (CCE) in the common search space or the specific search space; and
transmitting circuitry, which, in operation, controls transmission of the control information to one or more of the plurality of terminals,
wherein:
the control information, a format of which is common to the plurality of terminals and which includes a carrier indicator that indicates each of the plurality of component carriers, is assigned to the CCE in the specific search space configured in a primary component carrier among the plurality of component carriers; and
the control information, a format of which is common to the plurality of terminals and which includes no carrier indicator, is assigned to the CCE in the common search space configured in a primary component carrier among the plurality of component carriers.

US Pat. No. 10,219,275

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UPLINK TRANSMISSION

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for an UL (uplink) transmission of a terminal, the method comprising:determining whether a PUSCH (Physical Uplink Shared Channel) is to be transmitted on a second subframe in a second band,
wherein the second subframe is contiguous to a first subframe,
wherein the first subframe is a subframe on which a PUCCH (Physical Uplink Control Channel) is transmitted,
wherein the second band is different from a first band of the first subframe on which the PUCCH is to be transmitted,
wherein a part of the second subframe of the second band is used as a guard period, and
wherein the guard period is used for retuning frequency between a transmission of the PUCCH on the first subframe and a transmission of the PUSCH on the second subframe; and
transmitting the PUSCH on the second subframe in the second band,
wherein the PUSCH is not transmitted in the guard period of the second subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,219,274

CHANNEL BONDING OPERATIONS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

MARVELL WORLD TRADE LTD.,...

1. A method comprising:sensing a group of channels for a channel contention operation that acquires two or more channels of the group of channels and detects a busy channel of the group of channels;
based on the channel contention operation, determining a channel bonding indicator that signals which ones of the group of channels are component channels;
generating a preamble portion of a frame that includes the channel bonding indicator, wherein generating the preamble portion comprises duplicating a legacy preamble on each of the acquired channels within the preamble portion;
generating a data portion of the frame, wherein generating the data portion comprises (i) setting first subcarriers that correspond to the acquired channels to data values, and (ii) setting second subcarriers that correspond to the busy channel to null values for at least a portion of the data portion of the frame; and
transmitting the frame to one or more devices.

US Pat. No. 10,219,271

BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION SIGNALLING

NEWRACOM, INC., Irvine, ...

1. A method implemented by an Access Point (AP) for performing a Multi-User (MU) transmission, the method comprising:determining, by the AP, an allocation of Resource Units (RUs) of a first bandwidth of an MU frame, including determining that a first RU of the MU frame is not allocated to a station in the MU transmission;
determining, by the AP, a value of a first RU Allocation Subfield according to the allocation of the RUs of the MU frame, the value of the first RU Allocation Subfield indicating that the first RU is not allocated;
generating, by the AP, a first High Efficiency Signal B (HE-SIG-B) field, wherein generating the first HE-SIG-B field comprises providing the first RU Allocation Subfield in a common info field of the first HE-SIG-B field and providing a plurality of user-specific subfields in the first HE-SIG-B field;
generating, by the AP, the MU frame, wherein generating the MU frame includes providing the first HE-SIG-B field in the MU frame; and
transmitting, by the AP, the MU frame over a wireless channel,
wherein the first RU Allocation Subfield provides an indication of a number of user-specific subfields in the first HE-SIG-B field.

US Pat. No. 10,219,268

BEAM FINDING PROCEDURE

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for receiving transmission resources using beams, the method being performed by a wireless radio transceiver device, the method comprising:the wireless radio transceiver device receiving, using a first beam, a current transmission resource from an access node using a first transmission format;
the wireless radio transceiver device transmitting an indicator to the access node to use a second transmission format for a later transmission resource to be transmitted to the wireless radio transceiver device;
the wireless radio transceiver device receiving the later transmission resource at least partly using a candidate beam, the candidate beam being different from the first beam;
the wireless radio transceiver device evaluating the candidate beam by comparing performance metrics between the candidate beam and the first beam; and
the wireless radio transceiver device replacing the first beam with the candidate beam when the candidate beam has better performance metric than the first beam.

US Pat. No. 10,219,267

TERMINAL DEVICE, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal device comprising:reception circuitry configured to monitor a Machine type communication Physical Downlink Control Channel (MPDCCH) in a set of MPDCCH candidates; and
medium access control layer processing circuitry configured to perform a DRX functionality for controlling monitoring of the MPDCCH, wherein
the set includes a first MPDCCH candidate and a second MPDCCH candidate,
a starting subframe among first subframes which include the first MPDCCH candidate is identical to a starting subframe among second subframes which include the second MPDCCH candidate,
a repetition level of the first MPDCCH candidate is lower than a repetition level of the second MPDCCH candidate, and
in a case that the MPDCCH detected in the first MPDCCH candidate indicates a new transmission, the medium access control layer processing circuitry starts or restarts a drx-InactivityTimer in a subframe following a last subframe among subframes including the MPDCCH.

US Pat. No. 10,219,264

METHOD, USER EQUIPMENT, AND BASE STATION FOR TRANSMITTING INFORMATION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method, comprising:receiving a downlink assignment sent by a base station, wherein the downlink assignment comprises a trigger flag, and wherein the trigger flag indicates a trigger state from a plurality of trigger states, and wherein the plurality of trigger states comprises: not triggering aperiodic channel state information (CSI), triggering aperiodic CSI of a carrier where downlink data scheduled by the downlink assignment is located, and triggering aperiodic CSI of a downlink carrier set; or wherein the plurality of trigger states comprises: not triggering aperiodic channel state information (CSI), triggering aperiodic CSI of a downlink carrier where the downlink assignment is located, and triggering aperiodic CSI of a downlink carrier set;
determining an uplink resource to send the aperiodic CSI that corresponds to the trigger flag; and
sending, on the uplink resource and in response to the trigger flag indicating the triggering of aperiodic CSI, aperiodic CSI that corresponds to the trigger flag to the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,219,259

UPLINK-BASED CELL SELECTION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication by a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving reference signals from one or more transmission reception points (TRPs) in a wireless communications network;
pre-selecting, based on the received reference signals, a first TRP, of the one or more TRPs, from which to receive wireless service;
transmitting an uplink (UL) signal to the first TRP;
receiving, from the first TRP, feedback comprising information about the UL signal; and
determining, based at least in part on the feedback, to select the first TRP from which to receive the wireless service,
wherein, at least one of:
the UE performs the method, without a handover command message, to determine a new TRP to camp on in an operating state in which a context of the UE is not stored in the wireless communications network; or
the UE performs the method, without a handover command message, to determine a new TRP to camp on if the context of the UE is stored in the wireless communications network.

US Pat. No. 10,219,072

DUAL MICROPHONE NEAR FIELD VOICE ENHANCEMENT

Panasonic Automotive Syst...

1. A dual microphone near field voice enhancement arrangement in a motor vehicle, the arrangement comprising:a seat including a headrest, the headrest having two opposite lateral sides;
two microphones, each said microphone being mounted on a respective one of the two opposite lateral sides of the headrest, each said microphone being configured to produce a respective microphone signal indicative of sounds within a passenger compartment of the motor vehicle; and
an electronic processor communicatively coupled to the microphones and configured to:
receive the microphone signals;
calculate a time delay between the microphone signals;
use the calculated time delay to estimate amplitudes of the microphone signals;
apply a respective time delay to each of the microphone signals based on the calculated time delay to produce two time-aligned signals;
apply a respective gain to each of the time-aligned microphone signals based on the estimated amplitudes to produce two time-aligned and gain corrected signals; and
sum the time-aligned and gain corrected signals.

US Pat. No. 10,218,589

EFFICIENT RESOURCE STATUS REPORTING APPARATUSES

Innovium, Inc., San Jose...

1. A networking apparatus comprising:communication hardware interfaces coupled to one or more networks, the communication hardware interfaces configured to receive and send messages;
a switching subsystem configured to process routable messages received over the communication hardware interfaces;
a tracking subsystem configured to track resources used by the apparatus while processing the routable messages, at least by tracking an aggregate count of resources assigned for each object in a first set of objects, each object in the first set corresponding to one of: an ingress port, egress port, processing queue, or group of ports;
a status update system configured to update resource status information for each object in the first set by comparing a current aggregate count of resource assignments for the object to one or more thresholds for the object, the resource status information including a priority indicator indicating whether the object has a priority status;
a reporting subsystem configured to send, to a receiver, granular measures of resource assignments for priority objects within the first set, the priority objects being objects that currently have the priority status, each of the granular measures for a particular object reflecting how many resources have been assigned to a different combination of the particular object with another object in a second set of objects;
wherein the reporting subsystem is further configured to send the granular measures of resource assignments for the priority objects more frequently than granular measures of resource assignments for other objects in the first set that do not have the priority status.

US Pat. No. 10,218,023

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING FLUORINATED ION EXCHANGE RESIN FLUID

AGC Inc., Chiyoda-ku (JP...

1. A process for producing a paste for forming a catalyst layer, the process comprising:mixing a fluorinated ion exchange resin fluid with a catalyst or a dispersion of a catalyst;
wherein:
the fluorinated ion exchange resin fluid is obtained by a process comprising:
subjecting pellets of a precursor polymer to a hydrolytic treatment to obtain pellets of a salt-form fluorinated cation exchange resin:
washing the pellets of the salt-form fluorinated cation exchange resin with water until waste water from the washing has pH of 8 or less;
subjecting the washed pellets of the salt-form fluorinated cation exchange resin to a hydrogen peroxide treatment;
converting the hydrogen peroxide treated pellets of the salt-form fluorinated cation exchange resin to pellets of an acid-form fluorinated cation exchange resin; and
mixing the pellets of the acid-form fluorinated cation exchange resin with a solvent resulting in formation of the fluorinated ion exchange resin fluid; and
the process is performed without carrying out a fluorination reaction.

US Pat. No. 10,217,827

HIGH ELECTRON MOBILITY TRANSISTOR (HEMT)

RFHIC Corporation, Anyan...

1. A semiconductor transistor, comprising:an epitaxial layer;
a drain formed on the epitaxial layer;
an insulating layer formed on the epitaxial layer and covering the drain except a first contact open area on a top surface of the drain;
a drain field plate formed of an electrically conducting material and disposed on a portion of the insulating layer and on the first contact open area to thereby make a direct contact to the drain at the first contact open area, the drain field plate having a projection area that extends outside a projection area of the drain; and
a passivation layer formed of electrically insulating material and disposed between the insulating layer and the drain field plate and covering the drain except the first contact open area on the top surface of the drain.

US Pat. No. 10,217,826

APPARATUS OF A METAL-OXIDE-SEMICONDUCTOR (MOS) TRANSISTOR INCLUDING A MULTI-SPLIT GATE

TOWER SEMICONDUCTOR LTD.,...

1. An Integrated Circuit (IC) comprising at least one metal-oxide-semiconductor (MOS) transistor, the MOS transistor comprising:a source;
a drain;
a body; and
a multi-split gate comprising a control gate component configured to control conductivity of said MOS transistor, and at least first and second field plate gate components, said first field plate gate component is electrically isolated from said second field plate gate component, said first and second field plate gate components are electrically isolated from said control gate, the control gate component is configured to control the conductivity of said MOS transistor by creating a channel in an inversion region of said MOS transistor, the first field plate gate component is over an accumulation area of said MOS transistor, the second field plate gate component is over a depletion area of said MOS transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,217,322

SYSTEM FOR GAME PLAY IN AN ELECTRONIC ENVIRONMENT

MILESTONE ENTERTAINMENT L...

1. A system for enhanced lottery game play adapted to couple one or more geographically remote vendors to the system, the vendors providing lottery electronic access tickets (LEAT) comprising a substrate bearing at least ticket identification information, the vendor locations including scanning devices, and to couple one or more geographically remote users utilizing first wireless hand-held web enabled electronic communication devices having first display capabilities, over a public communications network, including:a lottery processor,
a first communication input adapted to couple the one or more remote retail vendor locations with the lottery processor,
a second communication input adapted to couple bi-directional communications between the one or more remote users utilizing wireless hand-held web enabled electronic communication devices with the lottery processor, the input including information from the lottery electronic access ticket (LEAT) entered via the electronic communication device,
a game processor, the game processor being coupled to the lottery processor, the game processor functioning at least to provide a graphical user interface for the users of the electronic communications path associated with the second communication input, the game processor providing a graphical user interface for (1) entry of registered user identification information and (2) ticket identification information, the ticket identification information provided into the graphical user interface by user entry or scan, the game processor limiting access to registered users based on the registered user identification information,
a database, the database storing at least:
information on the registered user identification and the associated information front the lottery electronic access ticket (LEAT) entered via the electronic communication device,
the status of the lottery electronic access ticket (LEAT), and
score information for the users electronic access game play, and
a display generator, the display generator providing a registered user points for game play on the electronic remote game play on the game processor.

US Pat. No. 10,217,033

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING A MAP FROM ACTIVITY DATA

Under Armour, Inc., Balt...

1. A method for generating a graph, the method comprising:receiving GPS data points for a plurality of GPS tracks;
simplifying the GPS tracks to provide GPS data for simplified GPS tracks, wherein simplifying the GPS tracks includes reducing the GPS data points for each of the GPS tracks by applying an iterative end-point fit algorithm to said GPS track, the iterative end-point fit algorithm using an error parameter that is dependent upon a sport associated with said GPS track, and then identifying points of greater curvature in the GPS tracks;
clustering the identified points of greater curvature;
determining a plurality of nodes for the graph based on the clustered identified points of greater curvature in the GPS tracks; and
determining a plurality of connections between the nodes, the nodes and the connections defining the graph.

US Pat. No. 10,216,099

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS

SCREEN Semiconductor Solu...

1. A substrate processing apparatus that is arranged to be adjacent to an exposure device and configured to perform processing before and after exposure processing by the exposure device, the apparatus comprising:an indexer block into and out of which a storage container that stores a plurality of substrates is carried;
a processing block that subjects the substrates to predetermined processing; and
an interface block for transferring the substrates between the exposure device and the processing block,
wherein the indexer block includes
a container platform on which the storage container is placed, and
first and second transport mechanisms that concurrently transport the substrates between the storage container placed on the container platform and the processing block,
the processing block includes a third transport mechanism that transports the substrates,
a first substrate platform on which the plurality of substrates are temporarily placed is provided between the first transport mechanism and the third transport mechanism,
a second substrate platform on which the plurality of substrates are temporarily placed is provided between the second transport mechanism and the third transport mechanism,
the processing block includes an upper processor and a lower processor that are provided in a vertical direction,
the third transport mechanism includes an upper transport mechanism provided at the upper processor and a lower transport mechanism provided at the lower processor,
the interface block includes a fourth transport mechanism that transports the substrates,
the first substrate platform includes
a first upper platform that is provided between the first transport mechanism and the upper transport mechanism, and
a first lower platform that is provided between the first transport mechanism and the lower transport mechanism,
the second substrate platform includes
a second upper platform that is provided between the second transport mechanism and the upper transport mechanism, and
a second lower platform that is provided between the second transport mechanism and the lower transport mechanism,
a third upper platform is provided between the upper transport mechanism and the fourth transport mechanism,
a third lower platform is provided between the lower transport mechanism and the fourth transport mechanism,
one or both of the first and second transport mechanisms are configured to alternately transport the substrates before the processing from the storage container to the first upper platform and the first lower platform,
the fourth transport mechanism is configured to alternately receive the substrates from the third upper platform and the third lower platform and alternately transport the substrates to the upper processor and the lower processor,
another or both of the first and second transport mechanisms are configured to alternately receive the substrates after the processing from the second upper platform and the second lower platform and transport the substrates after the processing to the storage container, and
the first, second, third and fourth transport mechanisms transport the substrates such that an order of the substrates transported from the indexer block to the processing block is matched with an order of the substrates transported from the processing block to the interface block, and an order of the substrates transported from the interface block to the processing block is matched with an order of the substrates transported from the processing block to the indexer block.

US Pat. No. 10,215,904

BACKLIGHT MODULE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

Radiant Opto-Electronics ...

1. A backlight module, comprising:a light guide plate, comprising:
a main body having a light-incident surface and at least one main surface connected to the light-incident surface, wherein the main surface has a first area and a second area, and the first area is disposed nearer the light-incident surface than the second area; and
a plurality of oblique microstructures disposed in the first area, wherein each of the oblique microstructures has a first slope when viewed in a direction substantially normal to the main surface;
a light source disposed adjacent to the light-incident surface of the light guide plate; and
a first prism film is disposed on the top of the light guide plate, wherein the first prism film has a plurality of first prism microstructures, and each of the first prism microstructures has a second slope when viewed in the direction substantially normal to the main surface;
wherein one of the first slope and the second slope is a positive number, and the other one of the first slope and the second slope is a negative number;
wherein the main surface has a first side edge and a second side edge opposite to the first side edge, and the first side edge forms an upper or lower edge of the light-incident surface and runs along a length of the light-incident surface;
wherein one end of each oblique microstructure is connected to the first side edge, and the other end of each oblique microstructure is disconnected to the second side edge.

US Pat. No. 10,215,787

RADIO WAVE MEASUREMENT DEVICE HAVING A LARGE APERTURE

INTER-UNIVERSITY RESEARCH...

1. A radio wave measurement device comprising: a vacuum vessel (first radiation shield) enabling cooling and including a window through which a radio wave is allowed to enter, a radiation-blocking filter disposed beneath the window, a radio wave-transparent material disposed beneath the radiation-blocking filter, and a radio wave detector disposed beneath the radio wave-transparent material within the first radiation shield,wherein a targeted radio wave included in radio waves incident through the window is transmitted by the radiation-blocking filter, subsequently, a non-targeted electromagnetic wave included in the transmitted radio waves is reflected toward the radiation-blocking filter by the radio wave-transparent material and collected as heat into the radiation-blocking filter, and then the heat is exhausted out of the system via thermal conduction of the radiation-blocking filter,
wherein the radio wave detector is configured to measure the radio waves transmitted through the radio wave-transparent material with high sensitivity, and
wherein a transmittance of the targeted radio wave of 400 GHz or less in the frequency range is 90% or more, and a transmittance of the non-targeted electromagnetic wave of 1 THz or more is 95% or less.

US Pat. No. 10,214,339

APPARATUS, ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING SKIN CARE INGREDIENTS

MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING ...

1. An arrangement comprising:a first structure enclosing:
a second rigid structure, including at least one weakened portion, enclosing at least one first ingredient;
at least one second ingredient; and
a medium configured to absorb a mixture of the at least one first ingredient and the at least one second ingredient;
wherein, upon a breakage or an opening of the second rigid structure, the at least one first ingredient and the at least one second ingredient are caused to come into contact with one another.

US Pat. No. 10,214,037

GAS ENCLOSURE SYSTEMS AND METHODS UTILIZING MULTI-ZONE CIRCULATION AND FILTRATION

Kateeva, Inc., Newark, C...

1. A system for printing a substrate, comprising:a gas enclosure comprising a tunnel enclosure section and a bridge enclosure section;
a substrate support apparatus positioned within the tunnel enclosure section;
a printing system bridge extending over the substrate support apparatus and positioned within the bridge enclosure section;
a first gas circulation and filtration system operably coupled to the tunnel enclosure section; and
a second gas circulation and filtration system operably coupled to the bridge enclosure section.

US Pat. No. 10,213,151

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EVALUATING THE INTEGRITY OF A UTERINE CAVITY

Minerva Surgical, Inc., ...

1. A method for accessing a patient's uterine cavity through an endocervical canal and detecting perforations in a uterus, comprising:providing a system including an elongated probe having a proximal shaft portion and an energy applicator, wherein the energy applicator extends distally from a distal end of the proximal shaft portion and has a distal tip, a flow channel and having a terminal outlet at the distal tip of the energy applicator and a plurality of additional outlets facing outwardly from the energy applicator, and a fluid source coupled to the flow channel;
sealing the endocervical canal with a seal;
trans-cervically inserting the elongated probe through the seal into the uterine cavity, wherein the distal tip is at a distal-most location on the elongated probe as the elongated probe enters the uterine cavity;
introducing a fluid flow through the flow channel adapted to flow outwardly from the terminal outlet and the plurality of additional outlets into the uterine cavity after the distal tip of the energy applicator has been inserted, whereby the fluid flow will leak through perforations in the wall of the uterine cavity when any such perforations are present; and
monitoring a parameter of said fluid flow after the distal tip of the energy applicator has been inserted to track a flow rate of fluid while the elongated probe is in the uterine cavity to detect a perforation in the uterus, wherein fluid flow though the terminal and additional outlets continues when the distal tip has penetrated the wall of the uterus but drops to zero or close to zero when there are no perforations.
US Pat. No. 10,214,853

TEXTILE PRINTING PAPER FOR USE IN PAPER PRINTING METHOD

MITSUBISHI PAPER MILLS LI...

1. A textile printing paper for use in a paper printing method involving performing dye fixing treatment in such a state that a printed paper is kept stuck to a printing substrate, the textile printing paper comprising a base paper and a glue layer on a surface of the base paper, whereinthe glue layer functions as an ink receiver, as an adhesive layer for adhering the printed paper to the printing substrate, and as a release layer,
the base paper has a sizing degree of 10 to 40 g/m2 as measured according to JIS P 8140:1998, and
the glue layer comprises at least one water-soluble synthetic binder and a natural glue, and
at least one of the water-soluble synthetic binders is a water-soluble polyester binder with a glass transition temperature of 51° C. or higher.
US Pat. No. 10,214,609

POLYGLYOXYLATES, MANUFACTURE AND USE THEREOF

THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN...

1. A capped polymer comprising a polyglyoxylate polymer having a polyacetal backbone with pendant esters and a terminal hydroxyl, an end capping molecule separate from the polymer that is a protecting group for the polyglyoxylate's terminal hydroxyl or a self-immolative spacer covalently linked to the protecting group, which is linked to an end thereof by a covalent linkage, wherein the end capping molecule is able to undergo selective cleavage from the polyglyoxylate polymer upon exposure to a preselected stimulus, wherein said selective cleavage is cleavage only of said covalent linkage of the end capping molecule to the end of the polymer thus leaving the polyacetal backbone and the pendant esters intact to produce the polyglyoxylate polymer without the end capping molecule.
US Pat. No. 10,213,879

SOLDER ALLOY

SENJU METAL INDUSTRY CO.,...

1. A solder alloy for forming a fillet, the solder alloy having an alloy composition consisting of, in mass %:Bi: 0.3 to 0.8%;
Ag: 0 to less than 0.2%; and
P: 0.001 to 0.1%,
with the balance being Sn, and
a total amount of Ag and Bi being from 0.3 to 0.8%, whereby deterioration of the alloy by thermal fatigue and fillet abnormality is suppressed.
US Pat. No. 10,213,386

PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATIONS OF A BRUTON'S TYROSINE KINASE INHIBITOR

Pharmacyclics LLC, Sunny...

1. A solid tablet formulation comprisinga. ibrutinib, and
b. one or more pharmaceutically acceptable excipients,
wherein the ibrutinib is present in an amount of at least about 50% w/w, and
wherein oral administration of one or more tablet(s) of the solid tablet formulation in an amount sufficient to deliver 560 mg of ibrutinib to a population of healthy human adults in a fasted state results in a mean AUC0-? of about 465 ng*h/ml+/?248 ng*h/ml.
US Pat. No. 10,213,400

METHOD OF ADMINISTRATION OF GAMMA HYDROXYBUTYRATE WITH MONOCARBOXYLATE TRANSPORTERS

JAZZ PHARMACEUTICALS IREL...

1. A method for reducing adverse effects caused by a combination of gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) or a salt thereof and divalproex sodium in a patient comprising:administering a reduced daily dosage amount of GHB or a salt thereof to the patient of between about 5% to about 35%, compared to a daily dosage amount of GHB or salt thereof administered to the patient in the absence of concomitant administration of divalproex sodium;
wherein the patient is concomitantly administered divalproex sodium;
wherein the patient is a patient suffering from cataplexy in narcolepsy or excessive daytime sleepiness in narcolepsy and currently taking GHB or salt thereof;
wherein the daily dosage amount of GHB or salt thereof administered to the patient in the absence of concomitant administration of divalproex sodium is between 4.5 g to 9 g.
US Pat. No. 10,213,442

TREATING VITAMIN D INSUFFICIENCY AND DEFICIENCY WITH 25-HYDROXYVITAMIN D2 AND 25-HYDROXYVITAMIN D3

OPKO RENAL, LLC, Miami, ...

1. A sustained release oral dosage formulation of 25-hydroxyvitamin D2, 25-hydroxyvitamin D3, or a combination of 25-hydroxyvitamin D2 and 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 in combination with one or more calcium salts, bisphosphonates, calcimimetics, nicotinic acid, iron, phosphate binders, cholecalciferol, ergocalciferol, active Vitamin D sterols, glycemic and hypertension control agents, and antineoplastic agents.
US Pat. No. 10,214,756

METHOD FOR GENERATING OIL/FAT COMPONENT FROM CHLAMYDOMONAS ALGAE

National University Corpo...

1. A method for generating an oil or fat from an algae comprising:culturing marine algae, Chlamydomonas sp. JSC4, in a culture medium containing sea salt; and
extracting the oil or fat from the algae after the culturing step.
US Pat. No. 10,213,757

IN SITU TREATMENT ANALYSIS MIXING SYSTEM

TETRA Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A method for controlled delivery of a fluid for well bore operations comprising:a) providing a plurality of pressurized sources of an aqueous base fluid having respective flow rates, and providing target predetermined physical and/or chemical characteristic values;
b) blending at least two of the pressurized sources of aqueous base fluid creating a blended pressurized source of aqueous base fluid at an overall target blended flow rate;
c) testing the blended pressurized source of aqueous base fluid to determine the blended source's physical and/or chemical characteristics;
d) comparing the tested physical and/or chemical characteristic data of the blended pressurized source of aqueous base fluid of step “b” to the target predetermined physical and/or chemical characteristic values to identify if they match;
e) based on the comparison made in step “d” altering the flow rates of at least two of the plurality of pressurized sources of aqueous base fluid of step “a” while maintaining substantially the same target overall blended flow rate; and
f) repeating steps “c” through “e” until the blended pressurized source of aqueous base fluid matches the target predetermined physical and/or chemical characteristics.
US Pat. No. 10,213,502

VACCINE FOR FALCIPARUM MALARIA

Rhode Island Hospital, P...

1. A method of treating P. falciparum malaria in a subject or vaccinating against malaria comprising administering to the subject a composition comprising a purified PfGARP polypeptide antigen comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 27 or a purified antigenic fragment thereof comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 26.

US Pat. No. 10,219,347

COVE LIGHTING

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. Cove lighting for positioning in a cove or mounting on a wall, the cove lighting comprising:an array of individually controllable primary light sources adapted to, when positioned in a cove or mounted on a wall, provide light to an architectural space by projecting decorative light from the array of individually controllable primary light sources onto a ceiling of the architectural space; and
a control unit adapted to individually control a light output of each of the primary light sources in response to a lighting control signal so that the decorative light output from the array of individually controllable primary light sources mimics an outdoor lighting condition,
wherein the primary light sources are controllable as individual pixels for outputting the decorative light as a pixelated sky projection.

US Pat. No. 10,219,343

PULSE MODULATION FOR ISOLATED AUXILIARY VOLTAGE AND DIMMING SIGNAL TRANSFER OVER SINGLE OPTO-ISOLATOR

Infineon Technologies Aus...

1. A controller that controls one or more light-emitting diodes (LEDs), wherein the controller is configured to:receive an output voltage from a secondary transformer winding of a transformer;
receive first information across a galvanic isolation barrier, wherein the first information comprises a desired LED brightness;
receive second information across the galvanic isolation barrier, wherein the second information comprises an output voltage of an auxiliary transformer winding; and
control the one or more LEDs based on the first information;
control the output voltage of a secondary transformer winding and the output voltage of the auxiliary transformer winding based on the first information and the second information.

US Pat. No. 10,219,342

LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD OF LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A light source device comprising:a semiconductor light source;
a light source control section that controls a light quantity per cycle period of light to be emitted from the semiconductor light source, by controlling a current supplied to the semiconductor light source through: (A) adjusting a current value for the semiconductor light source over a whole cycle period in response to the light quantity per cycle period being higher than or equal to a predetermined value, and (B) adjusting a period of supplying a minimum current to the semiconductor light source by pulse width modulation in response to the light quantity per cycle being lower than the predetermined value;
an optical sensor that receives the light emitted from the semiconductor light source to acquire a quantity of the received light;
a sensor control section that controls the optical sensor to detect the light in an exposure period shorter than a minimum pulse width where the semiconductor light source is turned on by the pulse width modulation in any cycle period, thereby acquiring the quantity of the received light which is acquired by the optical sensor; and
an intensity adjusting section that adjusts emission intensity of the semiconductor light source on the basis of the quantity of the received light, wherein:
(i) the light source control section causes a light source driver to stop supplying current to the light source at the end of the cycle period, and the sensor control section causes the light sensor to stop measuring the received light at the end of the cycle period in any cycle period, or
(ii) the light source control section causes the light source driver to start supplying current to the light source at the start of the cycle period, and the sensor control section causes the light sensor to start measuring the received light at the start of the cycle period in any cycle period.

US Pat. No. 10,219,332

CONSTANT-CURRENT CONSTANT-VOLTAGE (CCCV) CONTROL UNIT POWER SUPPLY

GARDENIA INDUSTRIAL LIMIT...

1. A power supply comprising:a constant-current constant-voltage control unit;
a light emitting diode (LED) lamp unit configured to receive power from a first output terminal and a second output terminal of the constant-current constant-voltage control unit; and
a capacitor coupled in parallel with the LED lamp unit to reduce flickering of the LED lamp unit.

US Pat. No. 10,219,330

ELECTRONIC OVEN WITH SPLATTER PREVENTION

The Markov Corporation, ...

1. An electronic oven, comprising:a chamber;
a microwave energy source coupled to an injection port in the chamber;
a visible light sensor;
an infrared light sensor;
a controller communicatively coupled to the visible light sensor, the infrared light sensor, and the microwave energy source; and
a non-transitory computer-readable medium on the controller that stores instructions to:
generate a preprocessed sensor dataset, wherein the generation of the preprocessed sensor dataset comprises: combining sensor data from the visible light sensor and sensor data from the infrared light sensor;
evaluate, using the preprocessed sensor dataset, the combined sensor data from the visible light sensor and sensor data from the infrared light sensor;
generate a splatter prediction in response to the evaluation of the combined sensor data from the visible light sensor and sensor data from the infrared light sensor; and
decrease a power level of the microwave energy source in response to the splatter prediction.

US Pat. No. 10,219,315

METHOD FOR POWER MANAGEMENT AND POWER MANAGEMENT CONTROLLER FOR A RADIO RECEIVER

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A method for power management in a radio receiver, the method comprising:receiving a sequence of radio subframes over a radio channel, each radio subframe of the sequence of radio subframes comprising at least one control region and at least one data region;
monitoring control information from at least one control region of at least one radio subframe;
generating a channel metric based on the monitored control information, the channel metric indicating a quality of the radio channel; and
selecting a power saving mode based on the channel metric, the power saving mode indicating a scheduling to disable-receiving at least part of the at least one data region included in the sequence of radio subframes by switching off one or more portions of the radio receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,219,312

WAKEUP TECHNIQUES FOR IMPROVED CONNECTED MODE DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication at a base station, comprising:identifying that a buffer contains data for transmission to a user equipment (UE);
transmitting, to the UE and based at least in part on the identifying, an indication that a grant of resources will be subsequently transmitted to the UE, the indication including a time for the UE to wake up to listen for the grant of resources; and
transmitting, to the UE while the UE is in a discontinuous reception state, the grant of resources following the transmission of the indication.

US Pat. No. 10,219,291

METHODS TO ENABLE SCHEDULING AND CONTROL OF DIRECT LINK COMMUNICATION IN CELLULAR COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method for use by a first wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), the method comprising:transmitting a request for device-to-device (D2D) communication resources to an enhanced Node B (eNB), wherein the request includes a D2D buffer status report indicating a buffer size of at least one D2D logical channel;
receiving a D2D grant for a plurality of transmission time intervals (TTIs), wherein the D2D grant provides: a set of resources to be used for D2D transmissions, a resource hopping assignment and transmit power control (TPC) information;
determining scheduling assignment (SA) resources to transmit at least one SA, based on the received D2D grant, wherein the SA resources comprise a set of resource blocks;
determining D2D transmission parameters, wherein at least one of the determined D2D transmission parameters is determined based on at least the received D2D grant and another one of the determined D2D transmission parameters is a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) determined via a radio resource configuration (RRC) signal received from the eNB;
determining D2D data resources to transmit D2D data, based on the received D2D grant;
transmitting the at least one SA on the determined SA resources prior to transmitting the D2D data, wherein the SA includes the determined D2D transmission parameters; and
transmitting, to a second WTRU, the D2D data on the determined D2D data resources indicated in the SA in accordance with the received resource hopping assignment, received TPC information and determined D2D transmission parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,219,285

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING TRANSMISSION RATE BASED ON INTERFERENCE AMOUNT INFORMATION

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A wireless communication device comprising:a receiver configured to receive a first frame from a first terminal and a second frame from a second terminal; and
controlling circuitry configured to
obtain quality information of a first channel with the first terminal based on the first frame and quality information of a second channel with the second terminal based on the second frame, and
determine a transmission rate applied to the first terminal and a transmission rate applied to the second terminal in spatially multiplexed transmission, based on the quality information of the first channel, the quality information of the second channel and interference amount information being indicative of an amount of interference depending on an execution condition of the spatially multiplexed transmission,
wherein the execution condition of the spatially multiplexed transmission includes a channel aging time after acquisition of the quality information of the first or the second channel, and
the interference amount indicated by the interference amount information takes a larger value as the channel aging time becomes longer.

US Pat. No. 10,219,280

MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ALLOCATING SYSTEM INFORMATION AMONG VIRTUAL CARRIERS FOR MACHINE-TYPE COMMUNICATIONS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A communications device comprising:circuitry configured to:
transmit signals representing data to a mobile communications network via a wireless access interface provided by one or more network elements of the mobile communications network; and
receive the signals representing the data from the mobile communications network via the wireless access interface provided by the one or more network elements of the mobile communications network, wherein
the wireless access interface is configured to:
provide a plurality of communications resources across a host frequency range of a host carrier,
provide a first section of the communications resources within a first frequency range for preferable allocation to reduced capability devices forming a first reduced bandwidth carrier, and
provide a second section of the communications resources within a second frequency range for preferable allocation to the reduced capability devices forming a second reduced bandwidth carrier, wherein
each of the first frequency range and the second frequency range are within the host frequency range, wherein
the signals are received only within a frequency bandwidth that is less than the host frequency range and equal to at least one of the first frequency range and the second frequency range,
the wireless access interface includes a plurality of time divided sub-frames, and at least one of the sub-frames includes a part of the sub-frame for communicating first signaling data to reduced capability devices, wherein the first signaling data identifies an index of one or more of the communications resources from which the communications device can receive common system information,
the common system information provides information that is common to one or more other reduced capability devices, wherein the common system information is valid for use by the communications device beyond the sub-frame,
the common system information is provided in a middle region of the communications resources that exists between the communications resources of the first reduced bandwidth carrier and the communications resources of the second reduced bandwidth carrier, wherein the communications resources of the first reduced bandwidth carrier and the communications resources of the second reduced bandwidth carrier are isolated from all communications resources of the middle region,
the part of the sub-frame for communicating the first signaling data is formed from communications resources of a reduced bandwidth carrier control region of one of the first frequency range of the first reduced bandwidth carrier or the second frequency range of the second reduced bandwidth carrier, wherein the reduced bandwidth carrier control region of the first reduced bandwidth carrier or the second reduced bandwidth carrier follows in time a control region of shared communications resources across the host frequency range of the host carrier, spans an entirety of a bandwidth of the first reduced bandwidth carrier or the second reduced bandwidth carrier, and does not span an entirety of a timeslot occupied by the first reduced bandwidth carrier or the second reduced bandwidth carrier, and wherein the first signaling data is configured to identify the middle region as a location of the index of the common system information, and identify a region within the first reduced bandwidth carrier or the second reduced bandwidth carrier as a location of control information specific to the first reduced bandwidth carrier or the second reduced bandwidth carrier, and
the circuitry is further configured to receive the first signaling data from the part of the sub-frame, and receive the common system information from the one or more communications resources identified by the first signaling data.

US Pat. No. 10,219,013

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING DATA BANDWIDTH BETWEEN A CLOUD SERVER AND A THIN CLIENT

SINGAPORE UNIVERSITY OF T...

1. A method for reducing data bandwidth between a cloud server and a thin client comprising:rendering a base layer image/video stream at the thin client,
rendering a high quality layer image/video stream at the cloud server, the high quality layer image/video stream having a higher quality than the base layer image/video stream,
rendering a duplicate of the base layer image/video stream at the cloud server,
generating an enhancement layer image/video stream from the high quality layer image/video stream and the duplicate of the base layer image/video stream at the cloud server,
transmitting the enhancement layer image/video stream from the cloud server to the thin client,
displaying a composite layer image/video stream on the thin client, the composite layer image/video stream being based on the base layer image/video stream and the enhancement layer image/video stream;
wherein rendering the base layer image/video stream comprises using one or more rendering techniques and wherein rendering parameters for the one or more rendering techniques are determined by minimizing information content of the enhancement layer, while satisfying a constraint that the rendering of the base layer image/video stream can be achieved with computation capability of the thin client.

US Pat. No. 10,218,865

PAPER THICKNESS DETECTING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. A paper thickness detecting device that detects a paper thickness in accordance with a detection signal of a displacement sensor, the paper thickness detecting device, comprising:a pair of paper thickness detecting rollers comprising a first roller and a second roller that pinch a paper conveyed via a pair of conveyance rollers; and
the displacement sensor that detects a displacement amount of the pair of paper thickness detecting rollers at the time when the paper passes through the pair of paper thickness detecting rollers,
wherein the paper thickness is detected on the basis of the displacement amount of the pair of paper thickness detecting rollers that follows to rotate with respect to the paper conveyed via the pair of conveyance rollers;
wherein one or more operations characteristics of an image forming apparatus is changed as a result of the detection of the paper thickness; and
wherein the pair of paper thickness detecting rollers can be switched between driving rotation in which one of the first roller and the second roller is set as a driving roller while the other one is set as a following roller and following rotation in which both of the first roller and the second roller are allowed to follow to rotate.

US Pat. No. 10,217,206

INSPECTION METHOD

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. An inspection method for inspecting whether a suction nozzle is stored in a nozzle storage section, the inspection method comprising: a determination step of determining whether a suction nozzle is stored in the nozzle storage section; an air ejecting step of ejecting air toward the storage section such that any foreign matter is blown away in a case in which it is determined that a suction nozzle is stored in the nozzle storage section by the determination step; a redetermination step of determining whether a suction nozzle is stored in the nozzle storage section after ejecting air in the air ejecting step in response to the determination step determining that a suction nozzle is stored in the nozzle storage section; and placing a suction nozzle in the nozzle storage section when the redetermination step determines that a suction nozzle is not stored in the nozzle storage section.

US Pat. No. 10,216,722

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING SHORTHAND ITEMS IN ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

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

1. A computer implemented method in an electronic communications system, the method comprising:receiving, by at least one computer processor, an electronic message for a recipient;
in response to receiving the electronic message, making a determination, by at least one computer processor, that there exists a shorthand item in the electronic message;
in response to the determination that there exists a shorthand item in the message, determining, by at least one computer processor, a number of times previous messages to the recipient included a replacement of the shorthand item with an expansion;
based on the determined number of times previous messages to the recipient included a replacement of the shorthand item with the expansion, determining, by at least one computer processor, whether to expand the shorthand item in the electronic message, wherein the determining whether to expand the shorthand item in the message includes determining not to expand the shorthand item in the message if a determined number of times previous messages sent to the recipient within a predetermined time period selectable by a user included a replacement of the shorthand item with the expansion exceeds a threshold; and
if it was determined to expand the shorthand item in the electronic message based on the determined number of times previous messages to the recipient included a replacement of the shorthand item with the expansion, then expanding, by at least one computer processor, the shorthand item in the received electronic message.

US Pat. No. 10,216,502

SYSTEM MODULE DEPLOYMENT OPTIMIZATION

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method for optimizing deployment of a modular application in a runtime environment, the method comprising:deploying application modules of the modular application, each application module having a module manifest and at least one application module having parts for execution, one or more module manifests comprising one or more references to parts of another application module, and parts required for execution of the application, the deploying being according to the module manifest;
executing the modular application in a runtime environment on a representative workload;
based on the modular application operating on the representative workload, determining that at least one deployed application module has no parts executing in the runtime environment, the determining including checking a heap of the runtime environment to determine whether at least one deployed application module has no parts executing in the heap;
based on determining that at least one deployed application module has no parts executing in the heap, adapting the module manifests so that the determined at least one deployed application module with no parts executing in the heap will not be deployed as part of the modular application in future deployments; and
wherein adapting the module manifests comprises creating an overlay file that operates on the module manifests so that the determined at least one deployed application module will not be deployed in future deployments, wherein the overlay file is referenced in a module manifest and used during execution to selectively deploy listed parts required for execution in the module manifest rather than deploying all listed parts in the module manifest.

US Pat. No. 10,216,355

METHOD FOR PROVIDING SCALE TO ALIGN 3D OBJECTS IN 2D ENVIRONMENT

Atheer, Inc., Mountain V...

1. A method for visualizing a three-dimensional model of an object in a two-dimensional environment, the method comprising:receiving, from a user via a user interface of a user device, an import request to import the two-dimensional environment to be used as a background for the three-dimensional model;
importing, based on the import request, the two-dimensional environment;
receiving a height of the user device relative to a ground plane of the two-dimensional environment;
calculating a scale and a perspective for the three-dimensional model of the object in the two-dimensional environment based on the height of the user device and an angle formed between the ground plane and a light ray projected from the user device to the ground plane;
calculating a space geometry and scale of the two-dimensional environment based on the height and angle;
calculating a first position for the three-dimensional model of the object in the two-dimensional environment based on the height and the angle for correctly placing the three-dimensional model of the object in the two-dimensional environment with respect to the space geometry and scale of the two-dimensional environment;
receiving, from the user via the user interface of the user device, a superimposing request to superimpose the three-dimensional model of the object onto the two-dimensional environment;
superimposing the three-dimensional model of the object onto the two-dimensional environment at the first position with the scale and perspective based on the superimposing request; and
responsive to receiving an adjusted position of the user device, displaying the three-dimensional model of the object superimposed onto the two-dimensional environment with an updated scale and updated perspective relative to an updated space geometry and scale of the two-dimensional environment, wherein the updated scale and updated perspective of the three-dimensional model and the updated space geometry and scale of the two dimensional environment are updated according to the adjusted position of the three-dimensional model of the object and the adjusted position of the user device.

US Pat. No. 10,215,526

STOCK

Sig Sauer, Inc., Newingt...

1. An adjustable stock for a firearm comprising:a comb extension configured to move between an expanded configuration and a retracted configuration, the comb extension comprising a comb extension indexer positioned on a surface in a lower portion of the comb extension;
a buttpad extension configured to move between an expanded configuration and a retracted configuration including a buttpad extension indexer on a surface in a forward portion of the buttpad extension;
at least one stationary indexer tab in a fixed position relative to the firearm, the at least one stationary indexer tab having a first surface configured to engage the comb extension indexer and an opposed second surface configured to engage the buttpad extension indexer; and
a single common lock for securing the at least one stationary indexer tab to each of the comb extension indexer and the buttpad extension indexer.

US Pat. No. 10,215,329

EXPANDABLE SOCKETS FOR USE WITH PORTABLE MEDIA PLAYERS

POPSOCKETS LLC, Boulder,...

1. An expandable socket for attachment to a portable media player or a portable media player case, the expandable socket comprising:a platform adapted to engage a portion of the portable media player or the portable media player case;
a skin coupled to the platform, wherein the skin comprises an outer surface, an inner surface spaced radially inward of the outer surface, and a cavity defined by the inner surface, wherein the skin is deformable between a collapsed configuration and an expanded configuration;
a button coupled to the skin opposite the platform;
a biasing element arranged within the cavity of the skin between the platform and the button, such that the biasing element is at least partially surrounded by the inner surface of the skin, the biasing element configured to bias the skin into the expanded configuration; and
a lock configured to releasably secure the skin in the collapsed configuration, wherein the lock comprises a first projection carried by the button and arranged to engage a second projection carried by the platform when the lock releasably secures the skin in the collapsed configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,215,324

METHOD OF AND SYSTEM FOR COATING A FIELD JOINT OF A PIPE

Subsea 7 Limited, Sutton...

1. A method of coating a field joint of a pipeline, the method comprising:placing at least one body comprising a thermoplastics material around the field joint;
assembling two or more mould tool elements around the field joint to make a mould tool that defines a mould cavity;
heating the body in the mould cavity around the field joint to effect thermal expansion of the thermoplastics material; and
constraining thermal expansion of the body in the mould cavity to apply elevated pressure between the body and pipe sections joined at the field joint, and then removing the mould tool from around the field joint;
wherein:
the mould cavity has a first volume;
on being placed around the field joint, the body has a second volume such that the body can fit into the mould cavity; and
the thermoplastics material of the body has a positive coefficient of thermal expansion such that, when heated in the mould cavity, the body would expand from the second volume to a third volume greater than the first volume if such thermal expansion were not constrained.

US Pat. No. 10,215,028

TURBINE BLADE WITH HEAT SHIELD

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A turbine-blade assembly adapted for use in a gas turbine engine, the turbine-blade assembly comprising a root including a root platform and a stem adapted to attach the turbine-blade assembly to the gas turbine engine for rotation about a central axis of the gas turbine engine, an airfoil including a spar comprising metallic materials and a heat shield comprising ceramic materials, the spar extending outward from the root platform and formed to include a core body, a tail forming a trailing edge of the airfoil, and an airfoil retainer extending outwardly away from the core body, the heat shield shaped to extend around the core body to form a leading edge, a forward portion of a pressure side of the airfoil, and a forward portion of a suction side of the airfoil, the heat shield located in spaced-apart relation to the core body at all locations to define cooling passages between the spar and the heat shield, and a tip shroud spaced-apart from the root and coupled to the spar to block radial movement of the heat shield relative to the spar, wherein the core body includes a suction side portion and a pressure side portion, the suction side portion having an inner circumference located on a suction side of the airfoil and the pressure side portion having an inner circumference located on a pressure side of the airfoil, the suction side portion formed to include a suction side pocket and the pressure side portion formed to include a pressure side pocket, wherein the heat shield further includes a suction side segment and a pressure side segment spaced apart from the suction side segment, the suction side segment having an outer circumference located on the suction side of the airfoil and the pressure side segment having an outer circumference located on the pressure side of the airfoil, the suction side segment formed to include a first extension extending from the suction side segment towards the core body and the pressure side segment formed to include a second extension extending from the pressure side towards the first extension and the core body, wherein the first and second extensions are positioned in closer relation to the trailing edge of the airfoil than the leading edge of the airfoil, wherein the suction side pocket and the pressure side pocket of the core body are positioned substantially opposite each other, the suction side pocket sized to receive the first extension and the pressure side pocket sized to receive the second extension, wherein the heat shield is arranged so a portion of the first extension of the suction side segment is located within a portion of the suction side pocket of the core body to form a first dovetail joint and a portion of the second extension of the pressure side segment is located within a portion of the pressure side pocket of the core body to form a second dovetail joint.

US Pat. No. 10,214,619

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING FLUORINATED CROSSLINKED PRODUCT AND USE THEREOF

AGC Inc., Chiyoda-ku (JP...

1. A process for producing a fluorinated crosslinked product, the process comprising:irradiating a fluorinated polymer with active energy rays having a wavelength of from 150 to 300 nm,
wherein the fluorinated polymer is at least one member selected from the group consisting of:
a polymer consisting of a unit (1) and a unit (2),
wherein the unit (1) is represented by the following formula (1):

wherein X1 and X2 are each independently a hydrogen atom or a fluorine atom, Rf1 is a fluoroalkylene group or a fluoroalkylene group having at least two carbon atoms and an etheric oxygen atom between carbon-carbon atoms, Q1 is a single bond or an etheric oxygen atom, and Z1 is OH, OR1 or NR2R3, wherein R1 is an alkyl group, and R2 and R3 are each independently a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group,
wherein the unit (2) is at least one member selected from the group consisting of units represented by the following formulas (2-1) to (2-4):

wherein Q2 is a Cl-5 perfluoroalkylene group which optionally contains an etheric oxygen atom and in which some of fluorine atoms are optionally substituted by halogen atoms other than fluorine atoms;
a polymer consisting of the unit (1), the unit (2), and a unit (3), wherein the unit (3) is at least one unit derived from a fluoroethylene:
a polymer consisting of the unit (1), the unit (2), and a unit (4), wherein the unit (4) is at least one unit represented by the following formula (4):
—[CX3X4.CY1Y2]-  (4),
wherein X3 and X4 are each independently a hydrogen atom, a fluorine atom, or a chlorine atom, Y1 is a hydrogen atom, a fluorine atom, or a chlorine atom, Y2 is a hydrogen atom, a fluoroalkvl group which optionally contains an etheric oxygen atom between carbon-carbon atoms, a fluoroalkoxygroup which optionally contains an etheric oxygen atom between carbon-carbon atoms;
a polymer consisting of the unit (1), the unit (2), the unit (3), and the unit (4);
a polymer consisting of the unit (1), the unit (3), and the unit (4); and
a polymer consisting of the unit (1) and the unit (4),
wherein a proportion of the unit (1) is from 3 mol % to 50 mol % based on the total units in the fluorinated polymer.

US Pat. No. 10,214,139

ROTATABLE REVERSE LIGHT FOR VEHICLE

Valeo North America, Inc....

1. A rotatable reverse light of a vehicle comprising:a reverse light;
a shaft connected to the reverse light and configured to rotate the reverse light;
a motor connected to the shaft to rotate the reverse light about a longitudinal axis of the shaft to orient the reverse light to a desired position; and
a reverse light controller configured to
receive a driving mode of a vehicle,
in response to a parking mode of the vehicle, receive a rotation input related to the desired position,
generate a rotation signal based on the rotation input, and
transmit the rotation signal to the motor to orient the reverse light to the desired position.

US Pat. No. 10,214,075

AIR CONDITIONER FOR VEHICLE

Hanon Systems, Daejeon (...

1. An air conditioner for a vehicle comprising:a scroll case which is disposed at an inlet of an air-conditioning case and has a centrifugal fan mounted therein;
an intake duct which is combined to one side of the scroll case in an axial direction of the centrifugal fan and has inside air inflow ports and an outside air inflow port to introduce inside air and outside air; and
an intake door which is rotatably mounted inside the intake duct through a rotary shaft to open and close the inside air inflow ports and the outside air inflow port,
wherein an opening of the intake duct is combined at one side of the scroll case and the inside air inflow ports and the outside air inflow port are formed in the outer circumferential surface of the intake duct to be spaced apart from each other in the circumferential direction,
wherein the intake door has a hollow cylindrical door part formed as an opening to open and close the inside air inflow ports and the outside air inflow port according to rotational angles, and
wherein a first inside air intake hole is formed in a side of the intake duct and a second inside air intake hole is formed in a side of the intake door, and
wherein in the outside air inflow mode the outside air inflow port is opened by the intake door, inside air existing outside the intake duct is inhaled into the intake door when the first inside air intake hole and the second inside air intake hole overlap with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,213,636

FLUID CONTROL VALVE

Tyco Fire Products LP, L...

1. A fluid control valve comprising:a thermally responsive actuating assembly;
a body including an inlet, a first outlet, at least a second outlet and a valve seat formed internally of the inlet, the valve seat and inlet being centered about and axially spaced apart along a first valve axis, the first and at least second outlets being centered about and spaced apart along a second valve axis extending perpendicular to the first valve axis, the first valve axis being centered between the first and second outlets;
a cover plate engaged with the body and supporting the thermally responsive actuating assembly, the cover plate having an opening formed therein circumscribing the first axis, and
a sealing assembly supported in a seated position by the thermally responsive actuating assembly, the sealing assembly having an unseated position upon operation of the actuating assembly, the sealing assembly being disposed within the body and including:
a sealing member having a sealing surface for engaging the valve seat in the seated position and an impact surface for redirecting fluid from the inlet to the first and second outlets in the unseated position, the impact surface including a first concave surface and a second concave surface, the first and second concave surfaces being disposed about a central plane bisecting the sealing member; and
a rod member extending from the sealing member and aligned with the first valve axis, the rod member having an outer surface in a surface engagement with the opening of the cover plate to orient the sealing member such that the central plane bisecting the sealing member is oriented perpendicular to the second valve axis with the first valve axis disposed in the central plane.

US Pat. No. 10,213,243

OSTEOTOME EXTRACTOR

Tornier, Inc., Bloomingt...

1. A method for extracting an implant from a bone, the method comprising:interfacing a tool with an implant having a flange, the flange having a proximal surface and a distal surface, the distal surface bearing on the bone, the flange having at least one aperture formed through the flange;
inserting at least one cutting element through the at least one aperture from the proximal surface to the distal surface and into the bone, wherein the at least one cutting element extends distally from a distal head of the tool along a direction that is substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis of the tool;
rotating the at least one cutting element about the longitudinal axis to cut the bone with a leading edge of the at least one cutting element while simultaneously advancing a notch on the leading edge until a portion of the flange adjacent to the at least one aperture is between proximal and distal ends of the notch.

US Pat. No. 10,213,091

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS FOR VISUALIZING AND IDENTIFYING PATHOLOGICAL TISSUE

University of Dammam, Da...

1. A histopathology system comprising:an elongated, cylindrical probe having therein
a first scanner connected to a distal tip of the probe,
a second scanner surrounding a surface of the distal end of the probe adjacent to the first scanner, wherein the first and second scanner are configured to capture digital images of tissue,
a mesh net connected to the distal end of the probe and configured to grasp tissue,
a mesh net operator positioned at a proximal end of the probe, and
control circuitry configured to
expand and contract the mesh net to grasp the tissue in response to interaction with the mesh net operator, and
indicate an intraoperative orientation of the probe as the probe is manipulated within a patient;
a cylindrical outer sheath into which the probe is inserted having one or more tabs extending from the outer sheath to affix the outer sheath at one or more locations;
an elongated, cylindrical introducer device configured to guide the outer sheath through a bodily orifice or surgical incision when the introducer device is inserted into the outer sheath; and
at least one server with processing circuitry configured to
receive tissue images from the probe, the tissue images being obtained by the first and second scanner,
determine if image quality of the received tissue images is greater than a predetermined threshold,
digitally stain the received tissue image when the image quality of the received tissue image is greater than the predetermined threshold,
determine if one or more features of the stained tissue images match the at least one of the stored tissue samples,
output a predetermined number of highest ranking matches, and
store the stained tissue images in a database.
US Pat. No. 10,214,029

PRINTING PRESS

KOMORI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A printing press comprising:a printing cylinder including a metal sheet forming an outer surface of the printing cylinder and configured to convey a sheet;
an inkjet head configured to execute printing by discharging ink droplets to the sheet conveyed by the printing cylinder;
a drying device arranged on a downstream side of the inkjet head in a convey direction of the sheet, opposing the printing cylinder and configured to dry printed ink; and
a heat dissipation member overlaid and attached on the metal sheet of the printing cylinder, absorbing heat of the sheet when opposing the drying device, and dissipating the heat when moving away from the drying device,
the heat dissipation member including:
a main body made of a non-metal material in a sheet-like shape, and
a plurality of ventilation portions through which air passes in a thickness direction of the main body,
wherein the printing cylinder includes a first holding unit and a second holding unit for respectively detachably holding one end and another end of the heat dissipation member, and a third holding unit and a fourth holding unit for respectively holding one end and another end of the metal sheet.
US Pat. No. 10,212,935

BIOCIDIC MICROCAPSULES

LANXESS Deutschland GmbH,...

1. Microcapsules comprising at least one biocidal iodopropargyl compound microencapsulated with a microencapsulation material which comprises at least 95% of a melamine-formaldehyde polymer, wherein weight ratio of the microencapsulation material to the at least one iodopropargyl compound is 1:1.5 to 1:10.

US Pat. No. 10,219,416

ELECTRIC POWER CONVERSION APPARATUS AND ELECTRIC POWER CONVERSION SYSTEM

KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA ...

1. An electric power conversion apparatus comprising:a terminal block for connecting a conductive member, the terminal block including:
a terminal;
a movable fastener that switches by movement between a first state and a second state, the first state being a state of holding the conductive member connected with the terminal, the second state being a state of releasing the conductive member;
a storage that accommodates at least a part of the movable fastener in at least one of the first state and the second state, the storage comprising an outer wall facing the movable fastener in a direction crossing a movable direction of the movable fastener in a state where the storage accommodates the part of the movable fastener: and
a vent hole that is provided in the outer wall of the storage.

US Pat. No. 10,219,346

DYNAMIC COLOR SHADOWS FOR DECORATIVE WHITE LIGHTING

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A lighting device for illuminating an object, the lighting device comprising:a light source arrangement comprising multiple light sources of different colors configured to emit a respective light beam, wherein a total light emitted by said light source arrangement produces a white light beam;
a contrast producing element comprising an optically transmissive portion and a second portion being at least partly optically blocking, said contrast producing element being arranged to receive white light from said light source arrangement, and to create shadows on the object;
a control unit configured to control said light source arrangement to modulate a spatial light spectral distribution of the total light emitted by said light source arrangement at said contrast producing element; and
a selector for switching said lighting device between a first mode in which said control unit is inactive and said lighting device emits white light, and a second mode in which said control unit is active, and
wherein in the second mode said lighting device is arranged to create dynamically changing color shadows on the object.

US Pat. No. 10,219,345

TUNABLE LED EMITTER WITH CONTINUOUS SPECTRUM

LedEngin, Inc., San Jose...

1. A light-emitting device comprising:a substrate;
a plurality of LED chips disposed on the substrate, the LED chips including LED chips of at least four different colors; and
a plurality of electrical paths disposed in part on the substrate and in part within the substrate, the electrical paths connecting the LED chips into at least three independently addressable groups, the number of independently addressable groups being less than the number of different colors of the LED chips, wherein each LED chip belongs to only one of the independently addressable groups,
wherein different ones of the independently addressable groups of LEDs produce different colors of light and wherein at least a first one of the independently addressable groups of LEDs includes a first LED chip of a first color and a second LED chip of a second color different from the first color, wherein the first LED chip is a monochromatic LED chip and the second LED chip is a phosphor-converted LED chip that produces broad spectrum light having a full width at half maximum intensity (FWHM) of at least 100 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,219,341

CURRENT CONTROL CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME, BACKLIGHT ASSEMBLY AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A current control circuit comprising: a current regulator, a current detector, a voltage detector, a switching circuit, a controlled circuit, and a reference voltage setting device;the current detector for detecting a current of the controlled circuit is electrically connected with the switching circuit, the controlled circuit and a ground,
the voltage detector is configured to detect a voltage across at least a portion of the controlled circuit, and a first output terminal of the voltage detector is electrically connected with the reference voltage setting device;
a first input terminal of the current regulator is electrically connected with the reference voltage setting device;
the switching circuit is configured to switch between a first connection state and a second connection state, wherein
in the first connection state, the switching circuit electrically connects a second input terminal of the current regulator with the current detector, and the current detector converts a current detected by itself into a voltage signal and outputs the same to the second input terminal of the current regulator, and the current regulator adjusts a current flowing in the controlled circuit according to the voltage signal output by the current detector and a first reference voltage output by the reference voltage setting device to reach a first current;
in the second connection state, the switching circuit electrically connects the second input terminal of the current regulator with a second output terminal of the voltage detector and simultaneously short-circuits the current detector, and the current regulator adjusts the current flowing in the controlled circuit according to a second reference voltage output by the reference voltage setting device and the voltage output by the voltage detector to reach the first current, and wherein
the second reference voltage is a voltage detected by the voltage detector in the first connection state.

US Pat. No. 10,219,335

FORWARD CONVERTER HAVING A PRIMARY-SIDE CURRENT SENSE CIRCUIT

LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., I...

1. A load control device for controlling an amount of power delivered to an electrical load, the load control device comprising:first and second semiconductor switches electrically coupled in series and configured to be controlled to generate an inverter voltage at a junction of the first and second semiconductor switches;
a transformer comprising a primary winding electrically coupled between circuit common and the junction of the first and second semiconductor switches, the transformer further comprising a secondary winding adapted to supply current to the electrical load, the transformer configured to transfer power to the secondary winding when either of the first and second semiconductor switches is conductive;
a capacitor electrically coupled between the junction of the first and second semiconductor switches and the primary winding of the transformer to cause a primary voltage across the primary winding to have a positive polarity when the first semiconductor switch is conductive and a negative polarity when the second semiconductor switch is conductive;
a controller configured to control the first semiconductor switch to control a load current conducted through the electrical load; and
a current sense circuit configured to receive a sense voltage representative of a magnitude of a primary current conducted through the primary winding, the current sense circuit comprising an averaging circuit configured to average the sense voltage when the first semiconductor switch is conductive to generate a load current control signal that is representative of a real component of the primary current.

US Pat. No. 10,219,320

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ADDING A DEVICE TO A SEQUENTIAL PERSONAL AREA NETWORK CHAIN

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A method of adding a device to a sequential personal area network chain, the method comprising:detecting, with an electronic processor, a new device to be added in the sequential personal area network chain;
determining, with the electronic processor, an expected transmission interval for the new device;
determining, with the electronic processor, a position at which to insert the new device within the sequential personal area network chain based on the expected transmission interval of the new device and a hierarchy of transmission intervals across two or more devices already in the sequential personal area network chain, the sequential personal area network chain including a target device at a first end of the sequential personal area network chain opposite a second end of the sequential personal area network chain, the position of the new device preceding the target device in the sequential personal area network chain in a direction from the second end to the first end; and
causing, with the electronic processor, the new device to be inserted into the sequential personal area network chain at the determined position.

US Pat. No. 10,219,318

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING FEMTOCELL SERVICE CAPABILITIES FOR SERVICES

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A gateway for providing location information for a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), the gateway comprising:a processor, the processor configured to:
receive a location update message from a femtocell that includes location information for the WTRU;
determine that the WTRU has been authenticated by a security procedure between the WTRU and the femtocell;
determine whether a service for an application has been triggered for the WTRU; and
send the location information for the WTRU to the application when the service for the application has been triggered for the WTRU.

US Pat. No. 10,219,316

METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR DATA CONNECTION MANAGEMENT

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for data connection management, comprising:receiving, by a packet data network gateway (P-GW) through a preset channel, an appointed data packet from a user equipment (UE), wherein the appointed data packet comprises first instruction information, and the first instruction information instructs to close or open a data connection; and
stopping or starting, by the P-GW, data transmission of at least one bearer of the UE according to the first instruction information, wherein stopping or starting the data transmission of the at least one bearer of the UE comprises:
obtaining, by the P-GW, closing data connection information or opening data connection information according to a target address or a target port number of the appointed data packet; and
when the target address of the appointed data packet is a first preset value, or the target port number is a second preset value, stopping the data transmission of the at least one bearer of the UE; or
when the target address of the appointed data packet is a third preset value, or the target port number is a fourth preset value, starting the data transmission of the at least one bearer of the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,219,314

COMMUNICATION DEVICE, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A communication device comprising:at least one hardware processor; and
a memory which stores instructions executable by the at least one hardware processor to cause the communication device to perform at least:
establishing, with another communication device, one or more streams as one or more logical communication paths based on a connection established with the another communication device;
receiving a notification for reserving a new stream, which has not been established and which is based on the connection established with the another communication device, after establishing the one or more streams;
determining whether a no-communication time period, which is a time period in which no communication through any of streams based on the connection including the one or more streams established based on the connection and the new stream reserved based on the connection is carried out with the another communication device, has reached a predetermined amount of time after the notification for reserving the new stream based on the connection established with the another communication device has been received from the another communication device; and
executing a connection maintenance processing in a case where the no-communication time period, in which no communication through any of streams based on the connection including the one or more streams established based on the connection and the new stream reserved based on the connection is carried out, is determined to have reached the predetermined amount of time after the notification for reserving the new stream based on the connection has been received from the another communication device, wherein the connection maintenance processing comprises a process for sending a message for maintaining the connection to the another communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,219,313

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING RANDOM ACCESS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING CARRIER AGGREGATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, by a terminal, a random access preamble on one of a primary cell or a secondary cell;
determining, by the terminal, that a number of transmissions of the random access preamble reaches a predetermined value;
detecting a random access problem based on the determining that the number of transmissions of the random access preamble reaches the predetermined value;
indicating, by the terminal, the random access problem to upper layers in response to the transmitting of the random access preamble being on the primary cell; and
stopping, by the terminal, a random access procedure in response to the transmitting of the random access preamble being on the secondary cell.

US Pat. No. 10,219,310

WIFI BOOST WITH LTE IP ANCHOR

ALCATEL LUCENT, Boulogne...

1. A radio access network element comprising:a base station configured to,
send an access point addition message to a wireless local area network (WLAN) access point, the access point addition message including a WLAN address for a user equipment, and requesting that the WLAN access point add the WLAN address to a list of user equipments allowed to access a WLAN subsystem identified by a service set identifier (SSID) at the WLAN access point;
instruct the user equipment to connect to the WLAN subsystem identified by the SSID;
obtain, from the WLAN access point, a local Internet Protocol (IP) address assigned to the user equipment by the WLAN access point;
maintain a mapping between the local IP address and a UE session identifier associated with a cellular IP connection for the user equipment;
allocate, based on received radio link measurement information, at least a first portion of downlink packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) packets received at the base station for delivery to the user equipment over a WLAN link between the user equipment and the WLAN subsystem at the WLAN access point and a second portion of the received downlink PDCP packets for delivery to the user equipment over the cellular IP connection, the received radio link measurement information being indicative of at least one of a WLAN link quality and a loading of the WLAN link; and
output the first portion of the received downlink PDCP packets to the WLAN access point for delivery to the user equipment over the WLAN link based on the mapping.

US Pat. No. 10,219,305

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

Bao Tran, Saratoga, CA (...

1. A communication system, comprising:a cellular Core Network (CN);
a plurality of cellular base stations (BS);
a cellular GateWay (GW);
a Communication Device (CD) with an embedded Home Node-B (HNB) or cellular Small Cell Base Station (SC-BS) as a mobile or location independent portable entity with interprocess communication (IPC), wherein said CD interconnects to the CN by interconnecting to the GW over an Internet Protocol Network (IP NW) in cellular-IP transfer, wherein said CD includes a Communication Apparatus (CA) comprising multi-layered protocol stacks for implementing control plane functionality, user plane functionality and management functionality with a backhaul link between the SC-BS and the CN; anda terminal equipment (TE) including:a Terminal Equipment Transport Layer (T-TrL) providing transport links for Logical Channels (LCHs) between the TE and access termination (AT);
a Terminal Equipment Link Control (T-LC) layer for providing a 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) user equipment (UE) Radio Link Control (RLC) functionality, wherein said T-LC includes a subset of said RLC;
a Terminal Equipment Resource Control (T-RC) layer for providing a 3GPP UE Radio Resource Control (RRC) functionality, wherein said T-RC includes a subset of said RRC;
a Terminal Equipment Packet Data Convergence Protocol (T-PDCP) layer for providing a 3GPP UE PDCP functionality; and
a Terminal Equipment Upper Application Layers (T-UPLR) for providing a 3GPP UE Non Access Stratum (NAS), Packet Switched (PS) and Circuit Switched (CS) functionalities.

US Pat. No. 10,219,299

CHANNEL AWARE RESOURCE ALLOCATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication by an apparatus, comprising:generating, for transmission to a set of stations, a first frame that indicates a set of resource units (RUs) available for transmission to each station of the set of stations, wherein the first frame comprises a request for feedback on the set of RUs from each station;
outputting, for transmission to the set of stations, the first frame; and
obtaining, from each station, a response frame based on the first frame, wherein the response frame includes a bitmap indicating the feedback on the set of RUs.

US Pat. No. 10,219,295

TRIGGERING OF REFERENCE SIGNALS AND CONTROL SIGNALING

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method comprising:receiving at a user equipment a configuration of multiple sounding reference signal parameter sets each set including a timing indication;
receiving at the user equipment being configured with the sounding reference signal parameter sets a grant that allocates multiple uplink subframes;
based on the grant, determining whether at least one of the multiple allocated uplink subframes is shortened such that uplink transmission is prohibited in only a portion thereof, and, if affirmative, which of the multiple uplink subframes are shortened;
determining from the grant that a sounding reference signal is requested;
determining from the grant a selected one of the sounding reference signal parameter sets;
identifying one uplink subframe based on the determination which of the multiple allocated uplink subframes are shortened and the timing indication of the selected sounding reference signal parameter set; and
transmitting the sounding reference signal as requested by the grant in the identified uplink subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,219,290

METHOD, DEVICE, AND SYSTEM FOR CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK-BASED MOBILE TERMINAL TRAFFIC PROCESSING

1. A method for content delivery network (CDN)-based mobile terminal traffic processing, comprising:sending, by a mobile terminal, data information to a scheduling mechanism, wherein the mobile terminal is installed with an application, when the application starts, the mobile terminal acquires data for service types configured for the application to obtain the data information, the scheduling mechanism being configured to determine addresses of first target service nodes based on the data information;
receiving, by the mobile terminal, the addresses of the first target service nodes;
determining, by the mobile terminal, the first target service nodes, the first target service nodes being service nodes corresponding to the addresses of the first target service nodes;
determining, by the mobile terminal, service types of application traffic, wherein the service types of the application traffic are service types of the application recognized based on traffic generated when the application executes network access; and
directing, by the mobile terminal, the application traffic to the first target service nodes based on the addresses of service nodes and the service types of the application traffic.

US Pat. No. 10,219,284

MULTI-BAND RESOURCE SCHEDULING FOR WIRELESS DEVICE TETHERING

FUJITSU CONNECTED TECHNOL...

1. A method of scheduling wireless communications, the method comprising:determining a first link indicator associated with a first link between a first wireless device and a wireless communications supervisor of a wireless network;
determining a second link indicator associated with a second link between a second wireless device and the wireless communications supervisor;
comparing the first link indicator with the second link indicator to determine a difference between the first link indicator and the second link indicator;
determining that the difference between the first link indicator and the second link indicator is within a link indicator threshold that is based on data rates associated with wireless communication links;
in response to determining that the difference between the first link indicator and the second link indicator is within the link indicator threshold:
configuring the first wireless device to operate as a first hotspot device, the first hotspot device being configured to operate as the first hotspot device by being configured to relay information between one or more first slave wireless devices and the wireless communications supervisor; and
configuring the second wireless device to operate as a second hotspot device, the second hotspot device being configured to operate as the second hotspot device by being configured to relay information between one or more second slave wireless devices and the wireless communications supervisor;
assigning a first band of a wireless communications standard for wireless communications between the wireless communications supervisor and the first and second hotspot devices based on the first and second hotspot devices operating as hotspot devices;
assigning a second band of the wireless communications standard for wireless communications between the first hotspot device and the one or more first slave wireless devices; and
determining a power adjustment for communications by the first and second hotspot devices based on a congestion of one or more channels within one or more of the first band and the second band.

US Pat. No. 10,219,281

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USER-EQUIPMENT (UE) CENTRIC ACCESS NETWORK SELECTION

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

7. A method comprising:identifying, by a user equipment (UE) capable of communicating with an evolved NodeB (eNB) of a long term evolution (LTE) network and an access point (AP) of a wireless local area network (WLAN) network, a threshold related to a backhaul of the WLAN or a threshold related to signal strength of the WLAN, the method comprising receiving, by the UE, an indication of the threshold related to the backhaul of the WLAN from the eNB;
comparing, by the UE, the threshold related to the backhaul of the WLAN to a measurement related to the backhaul of the WLAN, or the threshold related to signal strength of the WLAN to a measurement related to signal strength of the WLAN; and
directing, by the UE based on the comparing, traffic of the UE to the WLAN AP.

US Pat. No. 10,219,272

OFDMA MAPPING FOR CLIENTS WITH VARIOUS BANDWIDTHS

NEWRACOM, INC., Irvine, ...

1. A method for communicating a signaling field in a wireless communications system, the method comprising:transmitting, by a wireless device, a frame through a medium using a 160 MHz bandwidth, wherein transmitting the frame includes:
transmitting a first portion of a signaling field in the frame using a first channel having a 20 MHz bandwidth,
transmitting a second portion of the signaling field in the frame using a second channel having a 20 MHz bandwidth,
transmitting a third portion of the signaling field in the frame using a third channel having a 20 MHz bandwidth, and
transmitting a fourth portion of the signaling field in the frame using a fourth channel having a 20 MHz bandwidth,
wherein the second channel is different from the first channel, the third channel is different from the first and second channels, and the fourth channel is different from the first, second, and third channels, and
wherein contents of the first portion are different from contents of the second portion, contents of the third portion are the same as the contents of the first portion, and contents of the fourth portion are the same as the contents of the second portion.

US Pat. No. 10,219,266

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

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal device comprising:reception circuitry configured and/or programmed to receive a control channel including a downlink control information (DCI) format; and
transmission circuitry configured and/or programmed to transmit a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH);
wherein, the DCI format including an uplink index and information for indicating a hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) process number,
in a case that both a first bit and a second bit of the uplink index are set to 1, the HARQ process number of the PUSCH corresponding to the first bit being X and the HARQ process number of the PUSCH corresponding to the second bit being mod (X+1, Z),
the mod (X+1, Z) being a function outputting a remainder when dividing (X+1) by Z,
the X being determined based on the information for indicating the HARQ process number, and
the Z being a value identical to a maximum number of HARQ processes in a serving cell determined by an uplink/downlink configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,219,265

DOWNLINK SIGNAL RECEPTION METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT, AND DOWNLINK SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD AND BASE STATION

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for receiving a downlink signal, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) and comprising:receiving downlink control information (DCI) including modulation and coding scheme (MCS) information and including resource allocation information indicating one or more physical resource blocks (PRBs) allocated to the UE;
receiving downlink data through a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) mapped to the one or more PRBs allocated to the UE based on the DCI; and
determining a transport block size of the downlink data among a plurality of predefined transport block sizes, based on the MCS information and a number, NPRB?, of the PRBs allocated to the UE,
wherein, if the density of downlink reference signals is greater than a reference value, the transport block size is determined based on a number, NPRB, of reduced PRBs rather than on NPRB?,
wherein NPRB is determined based on a value obtained by multiplying a positive real number less than 1, ? by the NPRB?, and
wherein ? is determined based on a ratio, NRE?/NRE, of a number, NRE?, of resource elements excluding resource elements used to receive the downlink reference signals from NRE to a number, NRE, of resource elements excluding resource elements included in orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols used to transmit a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) from resource elements in a resource block.

US Pat. No. 10,219,263

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSCEIVING WIRELESS SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing communication by a User Equipment (UE) in a cellular communication system, the method comprising:receiving resource configuration information about an unlicensed band cell through a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH);
receiving reference signals within a contiguous time period of the unlicensed band cell; and
performing a measurement of the reference signals within the contiguous time period of the unlicensed band cell,
wherein, for the measurement of the reference signals, power per Resource Element (RE) of the reference signals is constant within the contiguous time period of the unlicensed band cell,
wherein the contiguous time period of the unlicensed band cell comprises a plurality of contiguous Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) symbols, and
wherein the contiguous time period of the unlicensed band cell is configured based on the resource configuration information.

US Pat. No. 10,219,258

UPLINK SERVICE TRANSMISSION METHOD AND APPARATUS AND WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK ACCESS POINT

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. An uplink service transmission method for use in an orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) system, the method comprising:dividing, by a wireless local area network access point according to a quantity of stations connected to the access point, an entire channel on which the access point is located into multiple resource blocks, comprising:
determining, by the access point according to the quantity of the stations, a quantity of the resource blocks on the entire channel on which the access point is located,
evenly allocating, by the access point, data subcarriers to each of the resource blocks according to the quantity of the resource blocks and a quantity of the data subcarriers on the entire channel on which the access point is located, and
allocating, by the access point, a pilot to each of the resource blocks;
allocating, by the access point to each of the stations according to channel estimation information of the stations, a resource block for transmitting uplink information; and
separately sending, by the access point, channel allocation indication information to each of the stations for indicating information about the resource block allocated to each of the stations.

US Pat. No. 10,218,612

METHOD AND A DEVICE FOR DEFINING IMPLEMENTATION OF A LOOK-UP TABLE FOR A NETWORK ELEMENT OF A SOFTWARE-DEFINED NETWORK

CORIANT OY, Espoo (FI)

1. A device for defining implementation of a first look-up table and a second look-up table for a network element of a software-defined network, the network element comprising hardware for implementing each of the first look-up table and the second look-up table in two or more mutually alternative ways, the device comprising a processing system configured to:receive one or more first data items providing information about one or more look-up keys of the first look-up table,
receive one or more second data items indicating at least one of the following: the maximum number of entries of the first look- up table, an average time between successive look-ups from the first look-up table, an average time between successive modifications of the first look-up table,
select one of the two or more mutually alternative ways to implement the first look-up table on the basis of the hardware available for implementing the first look-up table, the one or more first data items, and the one or more second data items, and
determine the hardware remaining free for implementing the second look-up table after implementation of the first look-up table and to select one of the two or more mutually alternative ways to implement the second look-up table to exist simultaneously with the first look-up table on the basis of the hardware available for implementing the second look-up table and data related to the second look-up table and indicating corresponding information as the one or more first data items and the one or more second data items indicate relating to the first look-up table; and
wherein one or more actions associated with a matching entry of the first look-up table in conjunction with managing a data frame specifying the second look-up table to be used in conjunction with the managing the data frame.

US Pat. No. 10,218,500

AUTHENTICATION OF A CARD BY CONTACTLESS READING

PROTON WORLD INTERNATIONA...

1. A method, comprising:authenticating a contactless communication circuit using a contactless communication terminal by successively performing a first phase, a second phase, and a third phase, wherein the first phase includes:
performing an encryption operation with the contactless communication circuit to determine a first number, the encryption operation encrypting with a first key, a second number, the second number being a random number; and
transmitting the first number from the contactless communication circuit to the contactless communication terminal, said transmitting the first number ending the first phase;
wherein the second phase includes:
performing a decryption operation with the contactless communication terminal to determine a third number, the decryption operation decrypting with the first key, the first number;
determining, with the contactless communication terminal, a fourth number based on the third number;
performing an encryption operation with the contactless communication terminal to determine a fifth number, the encryption operation encrypting with the first key, the fourth number, the fifth number having at least first and second juxtaposed portions; and
transmitting the fifth number from the contactless communication terminal to the contactless communication circuit, said transmitting the fifth number ending the second phase, and
wherein the third phase includes:
determining, with the contactless communication circuit, a sixth number based on the second number;
performing an encryption operation to determine a seventh number, the encryption operation including a cipher block chaining operating mode that encrypts with the first key, the sixth number and an initialization vector equal to a first portion of the fifth number; and
interrupting the authenticating by the contactless communication circuit if the seventh number is different from a second portion of the fifth number.

US Pat. No. 10,218,332

BROADBAND MATCHING CIRCUIT FOR CAPACITIVE DEVICE

Avago Technologies Intern...

5. A switched power amplifier duplexer (S-PAD) device having a composite broadband frequency range, the S-PAD device comprising:a solid state switch configured to selectively connect a circuit device to one of a plurality of acoustic filters having a corresponding plurality of different frequency bands within the composite broadband frequency range;
a first matching circuit configured to match an impedance of the solid state switch and an impedance of the circuit device, the first matching circuit comprising:
a first series resonance circuit comprising a first inductor and a first capacitor connected between the solid state switch and the circuit device, the first series resonance circuit having a predetermined first resonance frequency within a middle portion of the composite broadband frequency range; and
a second matching circuit configured to match impedances of the solid state switch and one acoustic filter of the plurality of acoustic filters, the second matching circuit comprising:
a second series resonance circuit comprising a second inductor and a second capacitor connected between the solid state switch and the one acoustic filter, the second series resonance circuit having a predetermined second resonance frequency within the middle portion of the composite broadband frequency range;
wherein one of the first matching circuit and the second matching circuit further comprises a first shunt inductor, connected at one end between the solid state switch and one of the first series resonance circuit or the second series resonance circuit, respectively, and connected at an opposite end to reference ground, the first shunt inductor being configured to transform the impedance of the solid state switch to a matching impedance for a matching resonance frequency, the matching resonance frequency being within the middle portion of the composite broadband frequency range, and
wherein each of the first series resonance circuit and the second series resonance circuit is configured to further transform the matching impedance of the solid state switch and the first shunt inductor to a design matching impedance within the composite broadband frequency range.

US Pat. No. 10,218,322

TRANSCONDUCTANCE CURRENT SOURCE

Firecomms Limited, Cork ...

1. A transconductance circuit comprising:an input terminal and an output terminal;
a first current source having a gate connected to said input terminal; and
a second current source, in parallel with said first current source, and having a higher transconductance and a wider dynamic range than the first current source, and
wherein the current sources are configured so that at a low input voltage only the first current source is on, and wherein:
the transconductance circuit comprises a voltage drop circuit providing a lower bias voltage for the second current source than for the first current source,
the voltage drop circuit comprises a source follower and a current source for the source follower, in which the input terminal is linked with the gate of the source follower and the first current source, and
the source follower and the current sources are configured so that a gate-source voltage drop across the source follower ensures that the second current source is off until a point during which the input voltage increases at which the second current source is switched on.

US Pat. No. 10,218,184

METHOD FOR INHIBITING MULTIPLE INVERTER STATIONS FROM ENTERING PASSIVE CONTROL MODE IN ISLAND STATE

NR ELECTRIC CO., LTD., N...

1. A method for inhibiting multiple inverter stations from entering a passive control mode in an island state, comprising grouping inverter stations in a multi-terminal flexible direct-current transmission system into groups in advance, setting a priority of each inverter station for island detection in advance in each group, and setting a relevant fixed value of each inverter station for island detection according to the priority, wherein when detecting an island state, an inverter station enters a passive control mode only when all other inverter stations with priorities higher than the priority of the present inverter station in the present group send enabling signals.

US Pat. No. 10,218,102

TERMINAL FITTING AND CONNECTOR

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. A terminal fitting comprising:a metal base material; and
a plating film that covers a surface of the metal base material,
wherein the plating film includes a Ni foundation layer that is formed on the surface of the metal base material, an outermost layer that is formed above the Ni foundation layer and is exposed at an outermost surface, and a Ni3Sn4 layer that is formed between the Ni foundation layer and the outermost layer,
the outermost layer includes a Sn parent phase, and an intermetallic compound that is dispersed in the Sn parent phase, and is made of (Ni0.4Pd0.6)Sn4, and
the intermetallic compound protrudes from a lower side of the outermost layer to the Ni3Sn4 layer side, and is partially buried in the Ni3Sn4 layer.

US Pat. No. 10,217,607

ION IMPLANTATION APPARATUS AND ION IMPLANTATION METHOD

SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES...

1. An ion implantation apparatus comprising:a beam scanner that provides a reciprocating beam scan in a beam scan direction in accordance with a scan waveform;
a mechanical scanner that causes a wafer to reciprocate in a mechanical scan direction; and
a control device that controls the beam scanner and the mechanical scanner to realize a target two-dimensional dose amount distribution on a surface of the wafer,
wherein the control device includes
a scan frequency adjusting unit that determines a frequency of the scan waveform in accordance with the target two-dimensional dose amount distribution, and
a beam scanner driving unit that drives the beam scanner by using the scan waveform having the frequency determined by the scan frequency adjusting unit,
wherein an upper limit change rate that is an upper limit value of a change in time of the scan waveform available for driving is determined in the beam scanner driving unit, and
wherein the scan frequency adjusting unit determines the frequency of the scan waveform to be less than or equal to an upper limit scan frequency that is the frequency of the scan waveform in a case that a maximum change rate of the scan waveform for realizing the target two-dimensional dose amount distribution is adjusted to match the upper limit change rate.

US Pat. No. 10,217,392

TRANSPARENT DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SAME

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

1. A transparent display device, comprising:a transparent display panel including a plurality of pixels configured to display an image and a plurality of see-through portions disposed to be adjacent to the plurality of pixels;
at least one optical sensor configured to measure color values of an external light incident into a back surface of the transparent display panel; and
a controller configured to adjust the image on the transparent display panel based on the color values of the external light,
wherein the controller is configured to adjust color distortion of the image by limiting a brightness of the image based on the color values of the external light and completely limit emission of the plurality of pixels corresponding to at least one color value of the external light when the at least one color value of the external light is higher than a corresponding color value of the image displayed by the plurality of pixels, and
wherein the controller is configured to adjust at least a gamma value of a gamma curve function for processing the image based on the color values of the incident light.

US Pat. No. 10,216,891

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING DESIGN IMPROVEMENT WORK OF MECHANICAL APPARATUS

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A method for supporting work of improving the design of a mechanical apparatus which is operated by a motor, comprising:an operating step of operating a movable section of the mechanical apparatus by the motor;
a measuring step of obtaining at least one index which indicates an input into the motor or an output from the motor in the operating step;
a determining step of determining the mechanical properties of the mechanical apparatus, by using at least one index obtained in the measuring step; and
a specifying step of specifying at least one improvement-required item which is required to be improved in the design of the mechanical apparatus, by using the mechanical properties determined in the determining step,
wherein the operating step includes:
performing an oscillation motion of the movable section,
performing a uniform motion of the movable section under a plurality of velocity conditions, and
performing an acceleration/deceleration motion of the movable section,
wherein the measuring step includes:
obtaining an input index which indicates an input into the motor over time, and an output index which indicates an output from the motor over time based on the performed oscillation motion of the movable section,
obtaining a position index which indicates a rotation position of the motor over time in each velocity condition, a first velocity index which indicates a rotational velocity of the motor in each velocity condition, and a first torque index which indicates torque of the motor over time in each velocity condition based on the performed uniform motion of the movable section under a plurality of velocity conditions, and
obtaining a second torque index which indicates the torque of the motor in the acceleration/deceleration motion over time, and a second velocity index which indicates the rotational velocity of the motor over time based on the performed acceleration/deceleration motion of the movable section,
wherein the determining step includes:
determining frequency properties of the output with respect to the input into the motor using the input index and the output index,
determining position-torque properties which illustrate a relationship between the rotational position and the torque of the motor using the position index and the first torque index for each velocity condition,
determining velocity-torque properties which illustrate a relationship between the rotational velocity and the torque of the motor using the first velocity index and the first torque index for each velocity condition, and
determining a correction torque index excluding influence of friction from the second torque index using the second torque index, the second velocity index, and the velocity-torque properties, and
wherein the specifying step includes at least one of:
specifying rigidity of the mechanical apparatus as the improvement-required item using the frequency properties,
specifying a tooth contact of a gear connected to the motor or cogging torque of the motor as the improvement-required item using the position-torque properties,
specifying friction according to the motion of the movable section as the improvement-required item using the velocity-torque properties, or
specifying inertia of the movable portion as the improvement-required item using the correction torque index.

US Pat. No. 10,216,863

PROGRAM GENERATION METHOD, PROGRAM GENERATION APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

10. A program generation apparatus comprising:an interface to access a storage medium storing images and computer programs, the images each corresponding to the computer programs, each of the computer programs being for use in changing the corresponding image;
a processing circuit adapted to perform a process including:
(a) acquiring an input image displayed on a display;
(b) accessing the storage medium via the interface;
(c) searching for one or more images, as one or more similar images, similar to the input image from the images stored in the storage medium;
(d) selecting a computer program as a candidate program from one or more computer programs corresponding the one or more similar images, the candidate program corresponding to a similar image included in the one or more similar images;
(e) calculating a decisive degree on the candidate program for the input image, based on a result of the search for the one or more similar images;
(f) generating a presentation program by changing a value of all or part of one or more parameters included in the candidate program in accordance with the decisive degree, the value of the one or more parameters indicating a degree to which the similar image is to be changed; and
(g) changing the displayed input image by executing the generated presentation program.

US Pat. No. 10,216,159

PRODUCTION SYSTEM

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A production system, provided with a production device, for allowing an operator to perform work related to production of the production device, the production system comprising:a memorizing means that memorizes performance information of work related to production of the production device performed by an operator such that the operator is identifiable;
a detecting means that detects lowered productivity of the production device;
an identifying means that, in a case in which lowered productivity of the production device is detected, identifies the operator who caused the lowered productivity based on the performance information;
a restricting means that applies a performance restriction on the identified operator for the work related to production of the production device; and
an entry means for the operator to perform entry operation required for the work related to the production of the production device, wherein
in a case in which the restricting means has not applied the performance restriction to the work, entry operations by the operator to the entry means are received, and
in a case in which the restricting means has applied the performance restriction to the work, entry operations by the operator to the entry means are not received.

US Pat. No. 10,216,067

INTERNET PROTOCOL CAMERA WITH EFFICIENT HEAT CONDUCTION PATH

Sercomm Corporation, Tai...

1. An IP Camera comprising:a housing;
a heat conducting component disposed inside the housing to directly contact a heat generating component;
a base to be put on or fixed onto a supporting plane, so as to hold a weight of the IP Camera by the supporting plane; and
a supporting structure, an end of the supporting structure extending through the housing to directly contact the heat conducting component, and the other end of the supporting structure extending through the base to hold a weight of the housing by the base; and
a heat isolating component covering a part of the supporting structure located between the housing and the base;
wherein the heat conducting component and the supporting structure are used to provide an uninterrupted heat conduction path between the heat generating component and the base, and a coefficient of heat conductivity of the uninterrupted heat conduction path is greater than 5 W/m*K.

US Pat. No. 10,215,740

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A GAS PHASE CHROMATOGRAPHY COLUMN AND COLUMN OBTAINED USING SUCH A METHOD

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA REC...

1. A method for manufacturing a chromatography column comprising a stationary phase made from a sol comprising a pore-forming agent, comprising:(a) introducing a sol comprising a pore-forming agent at a first end of the column,
(b) moving said sol towards a second end of the column, so that a thin sol layer is formed on the internal wall of the column wherein said sol layer forms a gel on the internal wall of the column,
(c) drying the gel, and
(d) removing the pore-forming agent from the dried layer, so as to form a microporous, mesoporous layer or other porous layer, the size and/or the density of the pores being controlled, said porous layer forming the stationary phase.

US Pat. No. 10,215,590

MAGNETIC FIELD SENSOR FOR SENSING A PROXIMITY AND/OR A LOCATION OF AN OBJECT

Allegro MicroSystems, LLC...

1. A magnetic field sensor for sensing a movement of a ferromagnetic object along a path, the magnetic field sensor comprising:a magnet;
a semiconductor substrate proximate to the magnet and at a position between the ferromagnetic object and the magnet, the semiconductor substrate comprising:
first and second substrate axes on the a surface of the semiconductor substrate intersecting at a substrate axes point, the first and second substrate axes describing four half planes and four planar portions, each planar portion less than a half plane, the four half planes and the four planar portions in a plane of the substrate axes, wherein a first two of the four half planes are on opposite sides of the first substrate axis and a second two of the four half planes are on opposite sides of the second substrate axis; and
a substrate region upon the surface of the semiconductor substrate, the substrate region proximate to and surrounding the substrate axes point, wherein magnetic fields generated by the magnet at the substrate region are substantially perpendicular to the semiconductor substrate in the absence of the ferromagnetic object, the magnetic field sensor further comprising:
a first magnetic field sensing element disposed on or under the surface of the semiconductor substrate and disposed within the substrate region, wherein the first magnetic field sensing element comprises an axis of maximum sensitivity substantially parallel to the first substrate axis, wherein a center of the first magnetic field sensing element is disposed on the second substrate axis; and
an electronic circuit disposed on or under the surface of the semiconductor substrate, coupled to the first magnetic field sensing element and configured to generate a position signal having a plurality of states, wherein each state is indicative of the ferromagnetic object being closer than or further than a predetermined distance perpendicular to any part of any one of the four half planes according to a separation threshold from the semiconductor substrate, and each state is indicative of to which respective one of the four half planes the ferromagnetic object is most proximate.

US Pat. No. 10,215,509

COINED HEADER FOR HEAT EXCHANGER

HANON SYSTEMS, Daejeon (...

1. A header for a heat exchanger comprising:a header frame defining an opening and including a base portion circumscribing a perimeter thereof, a mounting tab extending from the base portion, and an outer surface, the mounting tab configured to bend inwardly with respect to the header frame, wherein a plurality of coupling features is formed on the mounting tab and extends outwardly from the mounting tab, each of the coupling features is an enclosed cavity, the cavity is defined by a sidewall extending laterally outwardly from the mounting tab and an end wall extending between the sidewall and the base portion, the sidewall of the cavity defines a receiving surface facing the base portion, and wherein the receiving surface is disposed at an angle with respect to an inner surface of the end wall; and
a deformation feature formed on the header frame and configured to facilitate bending of the mounting tab, wherein the deformation feature is formed at an interface of the mounting tab and the base portion.

US Pat. No. 10,215,508

HEADER TANK RIB DESIGN FOR A HEAT EXCHANGER

HANON SYSTEMS, Daejeon-s...

1. A tank for a heat exchanger, the tank comprising:a casing including a hollow interior, a foot of the casing forming an outwardly extending flange around a perimeter of an opening providing access to the hollow interior, wherein oppositely arranged walls of the casing meet at a spine of the casing and wherein each of the oppositely arranged walls includes a neutral stress portion formed between the foot of the casing and the spine of the casing, wherein the neutral stress portion is a portion of each of the oppositely arranged walls subjected to a minimal stress when a fluid disposed within the casing applies an internal pressure to the casing, wherein each of the oppositely arranged walls includes a plurality of outwardly projecting ribs formed in an outer surface thereof to form a corrugated profile in each of the oppositely arranged walls adjacent the foot of the casing with each of the ribs terminating at a distal end thereof spaced from the foot, and wherein each of the oppositely arranged walls transitions from the corrugated profile adjacent the foot of the casing to a substantially linear profile along the corresponding neutral stress portion.

US Pat. No. 10,215,478

WATER VALVE PREVENTING REDUNDANT WATER FROM DRIPPING AND REFRIGERATOR USING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A valve body provided at an end portion of a nozzle and configured to control dispensing of liquid by sliding along a lengthwise direction of the nozzle, the valve body comprising:an outlet end at least partially covering a leading end surface of the nozzle and having a water passing hole formed at the outlet end through which the liquid is discharged;
an outer insertion wall that extends from the outlet end toward the nozzle, provided outside an outer circumferential surface of an inner wall of the nozzle, and spaced from the outer circumferential surface of the inner wall of the nozzle by a predetermined distance;
a tube that extends from the outlet end toward an inner space of the nozzle, the tube configured to guide a portion of a flow of liquid from the nozzle toward a space between the nozzle and the outer insertion wall; and
an opening formed at the outlet end, the tube, or at least a part of the outlet end and the tube, the opening being configured to connect a space between the outer insertion wall and the tube to at least one of an inner space of the tube or the water passing hole to allow release of pressure in the space between the outer insertion wall and the tube formed by the liquid guided by the tube.

US Pat. No. 10,215,456

REFRIGERANT DISTRIBUTION DEVICE AND COOLING APPARATUS

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A refrigerant distribution device to distribute a refrigerant supplied from an upper stream comprising:a main body including a side wall part, an upper face part and a bottom face part;
an upstream pipe provided on the upper face part in a manner communicating with an inside of the main body;
a downstream pipe provided in a state partially inserted inside the main body via an under face hole part provided in the bottom face part, wherein, an upper end of the downstream pipe facing the upstream pipe is closed with a refrigerant direction changer and a refrigerant inflow port is provided on a side face of the downstream pipe below the upper end; and
a tributary pipe provided on the side wall part or the bottom face part in a manner communicating with the inside of the main body.

US Pat. No. 10,214,982

RETRIEVABLE SUBSEA DEVICE AND METHOD

M-I Drilling Fluids UK Li...

1. A blow-out preventer stack protection device comprising:a running tool configured to be attached to a downhole work string, said running tool comprising:
a running tool body seperably connected to a running tool housing having a downhole profile shape configured to sealingly engage with a chamfered surface;
a protector sleeve, defining an inner annulus through which the work string runs, associated with the running tool housing, said protector sleeve configured to sealably engage with a blow-out preventer stack seal so as to fluidly isolate a plurality of rams associated with the blow-out preventer stack from the inner annulus; and
at least one shearable pin connecting the running tool housing to the running tool body wherein the at least one sharable pin are configured to shear when a predetermined amount of force is applied to the running tool housing.

US Pat. No. 10,214,937

SLINGSHOT SIDE SADDLE SUBSTRUCTURE

Nabors Drilling Technolog...

2. A land-based drilling rig comprising:a first substructure;
a second substructure, the second substructure being positioned generally parallel to the first substructure;
a drill rig floor fixedly coupled to the first and second substructures wherein the drill rig floor is immovable with respect to the first and second substructures when the land-based drilling rig is assembled and set up for drilling, the drill rig floor including a V-door, the side of the drill rig floor having the V-door defining a V-door side of the drill rig floor, the V-door side of the drill rig floor parallel to the first substructure;
a mast, the mast mechanically coupled to one or more of the first substructure, the second substructure, and the drill rig floor, the mast being pivotably coupled to one or more of the first substructure, the second substructure, and the drill rig floor by a mast pivot point, the mast comprising a V-door side, the V-door side of the mast parallel to the first or second substructure;
a mast hydraulic lift cylinder coupled to the mast at a mast lift point; and
a choke manifold, the choke manifold positioned on the drill rig floor.

US Pat. No. 10,214,936

SIDE SADDLE SLINGSHOT DRILLING RIG

NABORS DRILLING TECHNOLOG...

1. A drilling rig comprising:a right substructure and a left substructure, the substructures positioned generally parallel and spaced apart from each other;
the right substructure comprises a right lower box and a first strut, the first strut pivotably coupled to a drill rig floor and pivotably coupled to the right lower box, the drill rig floor including a V-door, the side of the drill rig floor including the V-door defining the V-door side of the drill rig floor, the V-door oriented to face perpendicular to the right substructure;
the left substructure comprises a left lower box and a second strut, the second strut pivotably coupled to the drill rig floor and pivotably coupled to the left lower box;
a cylinder sub box, the cylinder sub box including one or more mast hydraulic cylinders, the cylinder sub box coupled to the left substructure at a side of the left substructure or to the right substructure at a side of the right substructure; and
a mast, the mast including an open side defining a mast V-door side, the open side oriented to face perpendicular to the right substructure, the mast pivotably coupled to the drill rig floor by one or more pivot points and one or more lower mast attachment points, the mast being pivotable in a direction perpendicular to the V-door side of the drill rig floor.

US Pat. No. 10,213,816

PIPELINE PIG WITH HYDRAULICALLY BALANCED COLLAPSIBLE SEALING ELEMENTS

TDW Delaware, Inc., Wilm...

1. A pipeline pig comprising:a central mandrel;
a hollow elastomeric seal element arranged about said central mandrel of the pipeline pig and having a centerline extending laterally outward relative to the central mandrel, said hollow elastomeric seal element defining an internal cavity surrounded by said hollow elastomeric seal element, the hollow elastomeric seal element arranged to move between a first diameter corresponding to a first diameter pipeline to be traversed and a second different diameter corresponding to a second different diameter pipeline to be traversed, said hollow elastomeric seal element containing only a volume of fluid, said volume of fluid housed in said internal cavity of the hollow elastomeric seal element being greater when in the first diameter than in the second different diameter; and
an accumulator in communication with the hollow elastomeric seal element and forming a closed fluid containment system with the internal cavity of the hollow elastomeric seal element, the accumulator arranged to self-balance a sliding seal pressure of the volume of fluid housed by the internal cavity of the hollow elastomeric seal element with a differential driving pressure of the pipeline pig when in the first diameter and the second different diameter;
wherein the first diameter is a maximum diameter of the pipeline pig when traversing the first diameter pipeline under differential pressure and the second different diameter is a maximum diameter of the pipeline pig when traversing the second diameter pipeline under differential pressure; and
wherein the centerline of the hollow elastomeric seal element is at a different angle relative to the central mandrel when the hollow elastomeric seal element is in the first diameter than when in the second different diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,213,272

PIEZOELECTRIC DEVICE AND CIRCUITRY

INTER-MED, INC., Racine,...

1. A device, comprising:a circuit, comprising:
at least one boost converter configured to receive power from an energy source;
a square wave driver configured to receive power from the boost converter and to generate a high voltage square wave;
a distally mounted piezoelectric transducer driven by the square wave driver, and connectable to a load;
first and second grounded diodes arranged back-to-back and configured in parallel with each other, the diodes connected in series with the transducer and arranged to form a junction between the transducer and ground; and
a voltage comparator having a first input connected to the junction, and an output that indicates phase of current through the transducer as a voltage; and
coupled to the circuit, a phase-locked loop in a feedback loop, the phase-locked loop comprising a low pass filter, a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO), and a phase comparator having a first input for receiving from the VCO a voltage that indicates a drive voltage phase and having a second input for receiving the voltage comparator output voltage,
whereby when the transducer is connected to the load the phase-locked loop synchronizes the current phase and the drive voltage phase to determine a resonance frequency of the transducer.

US Pat. No. 10,213,163

LOW-DISTORTION ECG DENOISING

VITAL CONNECT, INC., San...

1. A method for low-distortion denoising of an ECG signal by a wireless sensor device, comprising:determining, by the wireless sensor device, a plurality of beats of the ECG signal for denoising using the beat selection logic unit;
stretching, by the wireless sensor device, in time the plurality of beats by resampling the plurality of beats of the ECG signal to create a predetermined length for each beat of the plurality of beats;
aligning, by the wireless sensor device, the stretched beats of the plurality of beats by aligning peaks of neighboring beats of the plurality of beats; and
denoising, by the wireless sensor device, the plurality of beats using at least one ensemble averaging filter across the aligned beats of the plurality of beats.

US Pat. No. 10,213,146

MEASURING PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS FROM CARDIOVASCULAR AND ACTIVITY SIGNALS

VITAL CONNECT, INC., San...

1. A method to measure psychological stress by a cloud server, comprising:receiving, by a cloud server, electrocardiogram (ECG) data from a wireless sensor;
receiving, by the cloud server, R-R intervals based on the ECG data;
receiving, by the cloud server, heart rate data based on the ECG data;
determining, by the cloud server, a standard deviation of the R-R intervals (SDNN) within a predetermined time period;
determining, by the cloud server, a stress feature (SF) using the SDNN by calculating a mean heart rate (HR) from the heart rate data within the predetermined time period and calculating the SF utilizing an algorithm SF=HR+?*SDNN, wherein the ? includes a predetermined negative variable that allows for combining the HR and the SDNN;
in response to reaching a threshold, performing, by the cloud server, adaptation to update a probability mass function (PMF); and
determining, by the cloud server, a stress level (SL) using the SF and the updated PMF to continuously measure the psychological stress.

US Pat. No. 10,213,137

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SYNCHRONIZED DISPLAY OF ATHLETIC MANEUVERS

ALPINEREPLAY, INC., Hung...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, by a computer system, first sensor data related to motion by an actor over a first time period and second sensor data related to motion by an actor over a second time period;
determining, by the computer system and based on the first sensor data and the second sensor data, a plurality of motion characteristics;
identifying, based on the plurality of motion characteristics, an athletic maneuver associated with both the motion by the actor during the first time period and the motion by the actor during the second time period;
synchronizing the first sensor data with a visual display of the athletic maneuver performed during the first time period;
synchronizing the second sensor data with a visual display of the athletic maneuver performed during the second time period;
simultaneously presenting, by the computer system, the visual display of the athletic maneuver performed during the first time period and the visual display of the athletic maneuver performed during the second time period;
wherein identifying the athletic maneuver includes comparing the plurality of determined motion characteristics to one or more motion characteristics associated with a known athletic maneuver; and
wherein the one or more motion characteristics associated with the known athletic maneuver includes one or more of:
an orientation of the actor at a start of the time period;
an angle of rotation around a local axis of the actor;
a direction of rotation of the actor around a local axis of the actor;
an angle of rotation around an absolute axis perpendicular to a plane of motion of the actor;
a direction of rotation round an absolute axis perpendicular to a plane of motion of the actor; and
a leading edge of a piece of sports equipment at a start of the time period.
US Pat. No. 10,214,477

(HETERO)ARYL CYCLOPROPYLAMINE COMPOUNDS AS LSD1 INHIBITORS

Oryzon Genomics S.A., Ma...

1. A compound chosen from N-(4?-((trans)-2-((4-aminocyclohexyl)amino) cyclopropyl)-[1,1?-biphenyl]-3-yl)-2-cyanobenzenesulfonamide, an optically active stereoisomer thereof, and a salt or solvate thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,219,325

MELT DEPTH DETERMINATION USING INFRARED INTERFEROMETRIC TECHNIQUE IN PULSED LASER ANNEALING

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a chamber;
a heat source disposed within the chamber, wherein the heat source comprises a laser positioned to direct focused laser radiation at a reduced area of a first surface of a substrate to be processed;
a radiant interface detector comprising a radiation source, a partially reflective mirror, a control surface, and a radiation sensor,
wherein the partially reflective mirror is positioned to direct control radiation towards the control surface and interference radiation towards a reduced area of a second surface of the substrate to be processed, the reduced area of the first surface opposite the reduced area of the second surface,
and wherein the control surface is perpendicular to the direction from which the control radiation is received; and
a substrate support disposed within the chamber, the substrate support having a substrate contact surface and a back side opposite the substrate contact surface, wherein the substrate contact surface is disposed between the laser and the radiation source, between the laser and partially reflective mirror, and between the laser and the radiation sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,219,283

NETWORK DEVICE BASED CONTROL OF A COVERAGE ENHANCEMENT MODE

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A device, comprising:a memory; and
one or more processors to:
detect a trigger to configure a coverage enhancement mode for a wireless device, the wireless device being associated with a particular coverage area;
determine information associated with one or more wireless devices connected to a network,
the network being associated with the particular coverage area, and
the information being associated with a level of network traffic of the network;
determine a level of coverage enhancement for the wireless device based on the information; and
transmit an instruction to cause the wireless device to utilize the level of coverage enhancement for the coverage enhancement mode,
the instruction identifying a quantity of copies of packets to be transmitted by the wireless device based on the level of coverage enhancement.

US Pat. No. 10,219,260

DYNAMIC TDD DATA CHANNEL TRANSMISSION METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal, the method comprising:receiving system information including a first time division duplex (TDD) configuration, wherein the first TDD configuration is one of a predetermined set of TDD configurations;
receiving configuration information including information associated with a first subframe, via a higher layer signaling;
receiving, on a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH), control information in the first subframe identified based on the configuration information; and
identifying a second TDD configuration, wherein the second TDD configuration is one of a subset of the predetermined set of TDD configurations based on the control information,
wherein the first TDD configuration and the second TDD configuration are associated with a type of each subframe in a radio frame.

US Pat. No. 10,219,132

VOICE RAT SELECTION IN MULTI-SIM DEVICES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for a wireless communication device having multiple Subscriber Identity Modules (SIMs) in which a first SIM is associated with an Internet Protocol (IP) Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) subscription used for IMS service, the method comprising:attaching the IMS subscription to a first cell of a packet-switched cellular network;
determining a cause of IMS voice service being not currently available at the IMS subscription, wherein determining the cause of IMS voice service being not currently available comprises determining that Voice over Packet-switched Session (VoPS) is disabled by the first cell;
barring a Tracking Area Identifier (TAI) associated with the first cell for a period of time;
determining availability of a wireless local area network (WLAN) connection at the IMS subscription; and
providing voice service at the IMS subscription based on the cause of IMS voice service being not currently available and the availability of the WLAN connection at the IMS subscription.

US Pat. No. 10,219,014

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR BANDWIDTH-LIMITED VIDEO TRANSPORT

Biamp Systems, LLC, Beav...

8. A method for enforcing a bandwidth limit in a bandwidth-limited video transport system, the method comprising:receiving, by a configuration module, from a user device a selected image resolution limit, a selected a frame rate limit, and a selected compression factor limit;
determining, by a bandwidth limiting module, the bandwidth limit based upon the selected image resolution limit, selected the frame rate limit, and the selected compression factor limit;
receiving, by a video input port, an input video stream that has an input image resolution, an input frame rate, and an input compression factor;
responsive to receiving the input video stream, determining, by the bandwidth limiting module, whether the input image resolution is less than or equal to the selected image resolution limit or is greater than the selected image resolution limit;
in response to the input image resolution is greater than the image resolution limit, multiplying, by the bandwidth limiting module, the input image resolution by an image scale factor less than one to create a reduced input image resolution;
calculating, by the bandwidth limiting module, a first-stage bandwidth that is less than a bandwidth of the input video stream based upon the reduced input image resolution;
determining, by the bandwidth limiting module, that the first-stage bandwidth is still greater than the bandwidth limit;
determining, by the bandwidth limiting module, the input frame rate is greater than the selected frame rate limit and the input compression factor is less than the selected compression factor limit;
responsive to determining the first-stage bandwidth is still greater than the bandwidth limit and the input frame rate is greater than the selected frame rate limit and the input compression factor is less than the selected compression factor limit, modifying, by the bandwidth limiting module, the input frame rate and the input compression factor to adjust the first-stage bandwidth; and
calculating and modifying, by the bandwidth limiting module, both the input frame rate and the input compression factor in predetermined order a second-stage bandwidth based upon the reduced input image resolution, wherein the predetermined order is performed by calculating and modifying the input frame rate before calculating and modifying the input compression factor.

US Pat. No. 10,219,006

JCTVC-L0226: VPS AND VPS_EXTENSION UPDATES

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A method, comprising:in a device configured to receive a bit stream of a video:
decoding, by a decoder, the bit stream based on a video parameter set (VPS) syntax structure, wherein a byte-alignment syntax is under a condition of a VPS extension flag in the VPS syntax structure,
wherein the byte-alignment syntax is associated with a byte-alignment;
determining a value of the VPS extension flag;
executing the byte-alignment based on the value of the VPS extension flag that is equal to one; and
executing a VPS extension function based on the byte-alignment.

US Pat. No. 10,218,771

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROCESSING USER INPUTS TO GENERATE RECOMMENDED VEHICLE SETTINGS AND ASSOCIATED VEHICLE-CLOUD COMMUNICATION

Emerging Automotive, LLC,...

1. A method executed by a server of a cloud services system that is configured to interface with vehicles, comprising:receiving, by the server, a request to manage a profile for a user account;
identifying, by the server, a vehicle type from the profile;
receiving, by the server, a plurality of settings for the profile that identifies a vehicle having the vehicle type, the settings being stored on a database of the cloud services system that includes the server;
transferring, by the server, one or more settings of plurality of settings to the vehicle, the transferring being via wireless communication transfer over the Internet;
receiving, by the server, communication from the vehicle regarding inputs made to systems of the vehicle during use of the vehicle while the vehicle is associated with the user account;
determining, by the server, based on the inputs made to systems of the vehicle that at least one of the plurality of settings of the profile is to be updated, the determining includes processing by a learning engine that uses the inputs made to the systems of the vehicle to find patterns in use behavior of the systems of the vehicle while the user account was associated with the vehicle; and
sending, by the server, a recommended setting to the user account, the recommended setting is based on processing by the learning engine and said recommended setting is controllably applied to the vehicle when the vehicle is used with the user account or upon receiving acceptance of the recommended setting via the user account.

US Pat. No. 10,218,736

CYBER VULNERABILITY SCAN ANALYSES WITH ACTIONABLE FEEDBACK

Guidewire Software, Inc.,...

1. A method, comprising:determining an external infrastructure of an entity, the entity being coupled to a network, the external infrastructure comprising one or more cyber assets utilized by the entity;
collecting infrastructure information regarding the one or more cyber assets, wherein the infrastructure information collected includes at least historical patterns for the infrastructure;
performing passive cyber security vulnerability testing on the one or more cyber assets using the collected infrastructure information, wherein the passive cyber security vulnerability testing does not require access to the one or more cyber assets, and wherein the passive cyber security vulnerability testing includes normalizing based on the historical patterns and based on a peer group of the entity;
assessing cyber security vulnerabilities of the one or more cyber assets based on the performing of the passive cyber security vulnerability testing;
calculating an association score for the one or more cyber assets based on the assessed cyber security vulnerabilities; and
automatically recommending to the entity via the network, based on the association score, computer network changes for the one or more cyber assets to reduce the assessed cyber security vulnerabilities.

US Pat. No. 10,218,712

ACCESS CONTROL USING INFORMATION ON DEVICES AND ACCESS LOCATIONS

International Business Ma...

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

US Pat. No. 10,218,646

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR STORING MESSAGE DATA

Satori Worldwide, LLC, P...

1. A method, comprising:receiving messages on each of a plurality of channels;
storing, by one or more computer processors, each message of each of the plurality of channels in a writable portion of a respective buffer for the channel according to an order, wherein messages in the writable portion of the buffer are inaccessible to subscribers; and
advancing, by the one or more computer processors, a pointer demarcating a boundary between the writable portion and a readable portion of the buffer such that the message is in the readable portion after the pointer has advanced.

US Pat. No. 10,218,608

TREE STRUCTURED SPREADING CODES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of communication by an apparatus, the method comprising:selecting one or more resources for transmitting data of a first data stream based on an acyclic graph, wherein the selected one or more resources conform to the acyclic graph comprising data streams at odd levels of the acyclic graph and resources at even levels of the acyclic graph, wherein the acyclic graph comprises edges between each level of the acyclic graph, wherein the edges connect the resources allocated to each data stream; and
transmitting the data of the first data stream on the selected one or more resources by spreading the data over the selected one or more resources according to the acyclic graph, thereby utilizing less computational complexity when decoding the first data stream.

US Pat. No. 10,218,598

AUTOMATIC PARSING OF BINARY-BASED APPLICATION PROTOCOLS USING NETWORK TRAFFIC

Narus, Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A method for analyzing a protocol of a network, comprising:obtaining a plurality of conversations from the network, wherein each of the plurality of conversations comprises a sequence of messages exchanged between a server and a client of the network using the protocol, wherein each message of the sequence of messages comprises a plurality of fields, wherein a field of the plurality field is located, within a corresponding message, at an offset and having a length that are defined by the protocol;
extracting, by a computer processor, content of a candidate field from a message of the sequence of messages in each of the plurality of conversations, wherein the candidate field is located, within the message, at a candidate offset and having a candidate length; and
selecting, by the computer processor, using a pre-determined field selection criterion, the candidate offset from a plurality of candidate offsets as the offset defined by the protocol,
wherein the candidate field comprises a request message candidate field within a request message and a response message candidate field within a response message,
wherein the attribute comprises a difference in contents of the request message candidate field and the response message candidate field, wherein the correlation measure comprises a per-conversation constancy measure of the attribute independent of the content of the candidate field,
wherein selecting the candidate offset as the offset defined by the protocol comprises comparing the randomness measure and the correlation measure to a pre-determined randomness threshold and a pre-determined correlation threshold, respectively, and
wherein the candidate offset is selected as the offset defined by the protocol in response to the randomness measure exceeding the pre-determined randomness threshold and the correlation measure exceeding the pre-determined correlation threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,218,597

PROVIDER NETWORK ADDRESS RANGE-BASED MODELS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system, comprising:a provider network comprising a plurality of host devices implementing a plurality of resources, wherein the provider network is configured to provide addresses from a provider network address range to the resources on the provider network;
one or more devices on the provider network, wherein each device comprises one or more hardware processors and memory, configured to:
assign one of the addresses from the provider network address range to one of the plurality of resources;
monitor network traffic to and from the address from the provider network address range assigned to the resource;
apply a first rating model to network traffic between addresses in an address range of a first network external to the provider network and the address from the provider network address range assigned to the resource, to generate provider network usage data specific to the network traffic between the addresses in the address range of the first network external to the provider network and the address from the provider network address range assigned to the resource;
apply a second rating model to network traffic between one or more other networks external to the provider network and the address from the provider network address range assigned to the resource; and
provide an indication of one or more addresses from the provider network address range to the first network external to the provider network.

US Pat. No. 10,218,594

INTERMEDIATE-RANGE MULTI-CHANNEL WIRELESS DEVICE FOR VARIABLE INTERFERENCE ENVIRONMENTS WITH ADAPTIVE REDUNDANCY AND PATIENCE INDICATORS

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A system of devices operable at intermediate ranges utilizing a set of discrete radio-frequency channels organized into a plurality of base channels and sub-channels assigned to the base channels, the sub-channels providing a range of redundancy options under a base channel, said system providing adaptation for changing conditions of interference in a wireless environment, said system further providing an indication of latency due to an application of higher levels of redundancy, said system comprising:a first and a second wireless devices, each of said devices comprising (i) a radio-frequency transceiver functional for wireless communication over the set of discrete radio-frequency channels, (ii) a non-volatile memory wherein is stored a set of channel parameters corresponding to the set of discrete radio-frequency channels, and (iii) an electronic circuit implementing a state machine immutable to power-transient events;
wherein the state machine of each of said devices is configured to perform the functions of:
(a) initializing electronic circuit and radio-frequency transceiver of the device into a power-on state, the power-on state configuring said radio-frequency transceiver to operate on an initial sub-channel,
(b) setting a base channel, and
(c) configuring the transceiver of the device to operate on a selected sub-channel, where a sub-channel has been selected following the making of an indication of increased redundancy;
further wherein the state machine of at least one of said devices is further configured to perform the functions of:
(d) retaining a badness value for the sub-channel presently configured,
(e) detecting errors in packet communication,
(f) applying accumulation to the badness value where errors are detected,
(g) decaying the badness value where packet transmissions occur without an error detected,
(h) applying an R+ threshold to the badness value, such that where the badness meets or exceeds the R+ threshold an increase in redundancy is indicated, and
(i) where an increase in redundancy is indicated, selecting a sub-channel having increased redundancy than the sub-channel for which said transceiver is presently configured;
wherein the first of said devices has incorporated thereto an indicator viewable from the exterior of said first device; and
further wherein the state machine of said first device is configured to perform the functions of:
(j) determining the output state of said indicator, said determination using as a basis present channel parameters being used in communication with said second device, said determination being correlated to the latency experienced in communication with said second device, and
(k) controlling the state of said indicator using determinations made, such that a person viewing said indicator can discriminate conditions of latency in the communication between said first and second devices.

US Pat. No. 10,218,572

MULTIPROTOCOL BORDER GATEWAY PROTOCOL ROUTING VALIDATION

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

1. A system comprising:one or more processors; and
at least one computer-readable storage medium having stored therein instructions which, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the system to:
retrieve implemented Multiprotocol Border Gateway Protocol (MP-BGP) configuration data from at least one node in a network fabric, wherein the at least one node includes a spine node that is a route reflector, and wherein the implemented MP-BGP configuration data comprises an assignment of which nodes in the network fabric the route reflector is to disseminate new external routes with an L3OUT prefix;
retrieve reference MP-BGP configuration data generated from a logical model;
compare the implemented MP-BGP configuration data with the reference MP-BGP configuration data;
determine that there is a misconfiguration of the implemented MP-BGP configuration data based on comparing the implemented MP-BGP configuration data with the reference MP-BGP configuration data;
generate an event specifying the misconfiguration, wherein the event is associated with an event type;
calculate, based on the event, a health score for one or more endpoints; and
perform an assurance operation based on the event.

US Pat. No. 10,218,553

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING DATA UNIT IN WLAN

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A station (STA) transmitting a data unit in a wireless local area network (WLAN), the STA comprising:a radio frequency (RF) unit configured to transmit or receive a radio signal; and
a processor selectively connected to the RF unit,
wherein the processor is configured to generate a physical layer protocol data unit (PPDU) and to transmit the PPDU to an access point (AP),
wherein the PPDU comprises a first field and a second field,
wherein the first field includes first type symbols generated based on first inverse fast Fourier transforms (IFFTs), the first type symbols being 4 ?s in length,
wherein the second field includes second type symbols generated based on second IFFTs, the second type symbols being different in length from the first type symbols,
wherein when a length of the second type symbols is not a multiple of 4 ?s, the PPDU further comprises duration extension data having a first length, and
wherein a sum of a length of the first field and the second field and a first length is a multiple of 4 ?s.

US Pat. No. 10,218,547

FILTERED ORTHOGONAL BINARY PHASE SHIFT KEYING MODULATION WITH LOW PEAK-TO-AVERAGE-POWER RATIO

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:modulating a first binary sequence using binary phase shift keying (BPSK) on a first axis of a complex plane;
modulating a second binary sequence using BPSK on a second axis of the complex plane, wherein the first axis and the second axis are substantially orthogonal;
determining whether to omit or insert a cyclic prefix from the first and second binary sequences based at least in part on whether a capability of a receiving device supports receiving the first and second binary sequences without the cyclic prefix;
omitting or inserting the cyclic prefix according to the capability of the receiving device; and
transmitting the first binary sequence and the second binary sequence based at least in part on the modulation of the first binary sequence and the second binary sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,218,526

DISTRIBUTED MULTICAST BY ENDPOINTS

NICIRA, INC., Palo Alto,...

1. A method for operating logical networks over a physical network comprising a plurality of physical network segments, the method comprising:identifying a plurality of logical networks implemented in the physical network; and
replicating Broadcast, Unknown Unicast, or Multicast (BUM) packets for the plurality of logical networks by using a plurality of tunnel endpoints as replication proxies,
wherein each particular logical network has one tunnel endpoint designated as its replication proxy in a first segment of the physical network to receive a packet belonging to the particular logical network from a second segment of the physical network and to replicate the packet to other tunnel endpoints in the first segment, and
wherein at least two of the logical networks use different tunnel endpoints in the first segment as replication proxies.

US Pat. No. 10,218,506

CROSS-DEVICE AUTHENTICATION

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,218,498

EFFICIENT HASH TABLE KEY STORAGE

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A system, comprising:a hash function processor implemented using a hardware device, the hash function processor configured to process a key-data item pair for storage by:
performing a hash function to map an input key to a hash value, wherein the hash function includes a division function that results in a quotient value and a remainder value having a first portion and a second portion, and the hash value is equal to the first portion of the remainder value that results from the division function, and
generating a compressed key that includes information for mapping the hash value to the input key, wherein the information includes the quotient value and the second portion of the remainder value, and does not include the first portion of the remainder value; and
a hash table, implemented in memory, configured to store the compressed key and a data item associated with the input key in a bucket of the hash table identified by the hash value,
wherein the stored compressed key and data item are used in a packet forwarding application or a packet routing application.

US Pat. No. 10,218,488

INTERFACE CIRCUIT AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

19. An information processing system obtained by connecting a first interface circuit and a second interface circuit through a first transmission path, wherein:the first interface circuit is configured to:
transmit a first signal including a first clock component, to the second interface circuit through the first transmission path as a differential signal,
superimpose a second signal including a second clock component, on the first transmission path as an in-phase signal, to transmit the second signal to the second interface circuit,
communicate with the second interface circuit through a pair of differential transmission paths included in the first transmission path, and
notify the second interface circuit about a connection state of the first interface circuit by a Direct Current (DC) bias potential of at least one of the pair of differential transmission paths,
communicate with the second interface circuit to encrypt and decrypt the first signal through a second transmission path different from the first transmission path, and
the second interface circuit configured to:
extract the first signal including the first clock component, from the differential signal received from the first interface circuit through the first transmission path,
extract the second signal including the second clock component, from the in-phase signal received from the first interface circuit through the first transmission path, and
communicate with the first interface circuit through the pair of differential transmission paths included in the first transmission path.

US Pat. No. 10,218,484

ENHANCED TRANSMISSION ACKNOWLEDGMENT DELIVERY AND PROCESSING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for providing communication acknowledgments (ACKs) between a plurality of communication devices, the method comprising:receiving, by a first communication device of the plurality of communication devices, a data packet, wherein the data packet comprises a data packet of a sequence of data packets; and
determining, by the first communication device from radio link control (RLC) layer information of the data packet, if the data packet comprises at least one ACK of an upper layer data protocol in a payload portion of the data packet.

US Pat. No. 10,218,483

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SIGNALING AND GENERATING VARIABLE LENGTH BLOCK ACKNOWLEDGMENT FIELDS IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:generating, by an apparatus, a block acknowledgment (BA) frame comprising two or more BA information fields, wherein each of the two or more BA information fields included in the BA frame comprise a traffic identifier (TID) value field and a BA bitmap field;
determining a size of the BA bitmap field included in the BA frame based on a value of a field in a starting sequence control field;
inserting, into a field of each of the two or more BA information fields in the BA frame, an indication of the determined size of the BA bitmap field; and
transmitting the BA frame.

US Pat. No. 10,218,475

VOLTE OPTIMIZATIONS FOR EMTC DEVICES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications by a base station (BS), comprising:determining a first configuration of one or more subframes within at least one radio frame available for a plurality of user equipments (UEs) to use for bundled communications with the BS;
determining, for a subset of the plurality of UEs, one or more subframes in the at least one radio frame that are unavailable for bundled uplink transmissions from the subset of UEs;
transmitting an indication of the determined unavailable one or more subframes to the subset of UEs to override the first configuration of subframes with a second configuration of one or more subframes, within the at least one radio frame, for the subset of UEs to use for bundled communications with the BS; and
communicating with the subset of UEs using the second configuration of one or more subframes.

US Pat. No. 10,218,443

REDUCED FIBER COUNT NETWORKS, DEVICES, AND RELATED METHODS

Sumitomo Electric Lightwa...

1. A method for providing an optical fiber network, the method comprising:providing a plurality of network devices comprising optical fibers for transmitting and receiving data;
providing a plurality of network cables comprising optical fibers and connecting at least some of the network devices; and
transmitting data using 100% of the optical fibers end-to-end across the plurality of network devices,
wherein each of the plurality of network devices and cables have an 8 ct fiber basis,
wherein the network is devoid of a converter or conversion module on each interconnect point between connected devices of the plurality of network devices, and
wherein the network comprises a “4 by” parallel optics having four separate channels for transmitting (TX) and receiving (RX) data, and
wherein transmitting data comprises transmitting data via sixteen separate channels.

US Pat. No. 10,218,428

RECEIVER AND DETECTING METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A receiver comprising:a plurality of antennas, each antenna receiving a transmission signal through multiple paths, respectively; and
a processor to implement an equalizer to:
obtain a sample signal for each of a plurality of signals received through the plurality of antennas, by reflecting a channel gain of another antenna based on a signal received in other antennas among the plurality of antennas, and
detect a symbol of the transmission signal by combining a plurality of sample signals obtained for the plurality of signals,
wherein the equalizer combines the plurality of sample signals using channel gain information of the plurality of antennas.

US Pat. No. 10,218,373

ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER CALIBRATION SYSTEM

GLOBAL UNICHIP CORPORATIO...

1. An ADC calibration system, comprising:a clock generating circuit, configured to generate multiple operation clocks according to a system clock, and generate a calibration clock according to the system clock and a selection signal;
multiple under test ADCs, configured to correspondingly sample an input signal according to the multiple operation clocks to output multiple under test sampling results;
a standard ADC, configured to sample the input signal according to the calibration clock to output a standard sampling result; and
a calibration circuit, configured to control a phase of the calibration clock through the selection signal to make the phase of the calibration clock to be the same as a phase of a first operation clock received by a first ADC of the multiple under test ADCs;
wherein the calibration circuit compares the standard sampling result with a first under test sampling result generated by the first ADC to generate calibration information corresponding to the first under test sampling result, and calibrates the first under test sampling result according to the calibration information to make the calibrated first under test sampling result approach to the standard sampling result.

US Pat. No. 10,218,353

LOW DISTORTION RF SWITCH

Efficient Power Conversio...

1. An RF switch, comprising:a first FET and a second FET, each FET having a drain, a source, a gate, and an output capacitance Coss, wherein the source of the first FET is connected to the drain of the second FET, and the connection of the first FET and the second FET comprises a first terminal of the switch;
a first capacitor and a second capacitor connected in series, each capacitor having a first terminal and a second terminal, the first terminals of the first capacitor and the second capacitor being connected together, wherein the connection of the first and second capacitors comprises a second terminal of the switch, the second terminal of the first capacitor being connected to the drain of the first FET, and the second terminal of the second capacitor being connected to the source of the second FET, the first and second capacitors having a capacitance substantially lower than the Coss of the first and second FETs;
a DC bias voltage source and a series impedance connected from the drain of the first FET to the source of the second FET in parallel with the first and second capacitors; and
first and second voltage sources for applying a controlled gate voltage from the gate to the source of the first FET and the second FET, respectively;
whereby the RF switch is turned on by applying, via the first and second voltage sources, an appropriate gate to source voltage to the first and second FETs, such that an AC current can flow in parallel through low-impedance first and second branches comprising, respectively, the first FET and the first capacitor, and the second FET and the second capacitor.

US Pat. No. 10,218,351

PARALLEL DRIVING CIRCUIT OF VOLTAGE-DRIVEN TYPE SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A parallel driving circuit, a voltage-driven type semiconductor element of which is to be driven, the parallel driving circuit comprising:a high level driving section having a high side switching element connected between a high potential side terminal and a high side driving terminal, and a high side pre-driver capable of changing a high level driving voltage applied to a conduction control terminal of the high side switching element;
a low level driving section having a low side switching element connected between a low side driving terminal and a low potential side terminal, and a low side driving section having a low side pre-driver which applies a low level driving voltage to a conduction control terminal of the low side switching element;
a binary level driving section having the high level driving section and the low level driving section, and the low potential side terminal being provided separately from a ground terminal;
a drive signal generating section that generates drive signals to be outputted respectively to the high side driving section and the low side driving section according to an inputted drive control signal; wherein
the parallel driving circuit is provided with a plurality of the binary level driving sections.

US Pat. No. 10,218,315

DOHERTY AMPLIFIER

Ampleon Netherlands B.V.,...

1. A Doherty amplifier, comprising:a main amplifier and a first peak amplifier, a second peak amplifier, and a third peak amplifier, each amplifier having an input and an output;
a combining network configured for combining signals emerging at outputs of the main amplifier, the first peak amplifier, the second peak amplifier, and the third peak amplifier, wherein the signals are combined at a combining node, and wherein the combining network comprises:
a first impedance inverter arranged in between the output of the main amplifier and the output of the third peak amplifier to combine the output of the main amplifier with the output of the third peak amplifier at the output of the third peak amplifier;
a second impedance inverter arranged in between the output of the first peak amplifier and the output of the second peak amplifier to combine the output of the first peak amplifier with the output of the second peak amplifier at the output of the second peak amplifier;
a first 180 degrees phase shifter arranged in between the output of the second peak amplifier and an intermediate node;
a second 180 degrees phase shifter arranged in between the output of the third peak amplifier and the combining node; and
a third impedance inverter arranged in between the combining node and the intermediate node.

US Pat. No. 10,218,284

DC-DC POWER CONVERTERS INCLUDING A VALLEY SKIPPING MODE AND METHODS OF OPERATING DC-DC POWER CONVERTERS

Astec International Limit...

1. An isolated DC-DC flyback power converter, comprising:an input for receiving a DC input voltage from a voltage source;
an output for supplying a DC output voltage to a load;
a transformer coupled between the input and the output, the transformer having a primary winding and a secondary winding;
a primary field-effect transistor (FET) coupled to selectively conduct current through the primary winding of the transformer, the primary FET including a drain that experiences multiple resonant voltage valleys during each dead-time period of the converter;
a synchronous rectifier coupled to selectively conduct current through the secondary winding of the transformer; and
a control circuit configured to operate the primary FET in a valley skipping mode by turning on the primary FET during a second or subsequent one of the multiple resonant voltage valleys during each dead-time period of the converter, and to allow a negative current in the secondary winding of the transformer before turning off the synchronous rectifier during one or more of the multiple resonant voltage valleys during each dead-time period of the converter.

US Pat. No. 10,218,268

VOLTAGE REFERENCE CIRCUIT AND METHOD OF PROVIDING A VOLTAGE REFERENCE

Analog Devices Global Unl...

1. A voltage reference circuit, comprising:a source of current, and
a switched capacitor arrangement coupled to an output of the source of current, the switched capacitor arrangement comprising a battery capacitor and a reservoir capacitor, the reservoir capacitor configured to provide a reference voltage at an output of the circuit, wherein
the switched capacitor arrangement configured to:
output the reference voltage using the reservoir capacitor during a first phase of operation;
redistribute charge between the battery capacitor and the reservoir capacitor during a second phase of operation in order to increase the charge on the reservoir capacitor; and
continue charging the reservoir capacitor using the source of current during a third phase of operation.

US Pat. No. 10,218,175

DYNAMIC AND INTEGRATED CONTROL OF TOTAL POWER SYSTEM USING DISTRIBUTED IMPEDANCE INJECTION MODULES AND ACTUATOR DEVICES WITHIN AND AT THE EDGE OF THE POWER GRID

Smart Wires Inc., Union ...

1. A high voltage power grid comprising:transmission lines to transport power at high voltage from power generators to sub-stations or other distributed loads;
a plurality of impedance injection modules, each coupled to and collectively distributed along the transmission lines and each having a transmission line current measuring capability and a high-speed communication capability;
a plurality of local intelligence centers, each having a high-speed communication capability, each impedance injection module being in communication with at least one local intelligence center;
a utility supervisory having a communication capability with the power generation, substations and the local intelligence centers;
whereby a hierarchical control capability is established wherein the distributed impedance injection modules will themselves respond locally to tend to reduce local disturbances, one or more local intelligence centers will coordinate a response of a plurality of distributed impedance injection modules and respective distributed impedance injection modules as needed to respond to larger disturbances, and the utility supervisory will balance and control the power grid through control of the substations, local intelligence centers and power generation.

US Pat. No. 10,218,149

OPTICAL MODULE IMPLEMENTING WITH OPTICAL SOURCE, OPTICAL MODULATOR, AND WAVELENGTH DETECTOR, AND A METHOD TO ASSEMBLE THE SAME

Sumitomo Electric Industr...

1. A process of assembling an optical module that installs a laser unit, a modulator unit, and a detector unit enclosed within a housing, the laser unit including a semiconductor laser diode (LD) having a front facet that outputs a first continuous wave (CW) beam and a rear facet that outputs a second CW beam, the modulator unit that modulates the first CW beam and includes an input unit and an output unit, the detector unit that determines a wavelength of the second CW beam, the housing including a first output port and a second output port, the method comprising steps of:installing a first thermo-electric cooler (TEC), a second TEC, and a third TEC within the housing;
mounting the laser unit on the first TEC, the modulator unit on the second TEC, and the detector unit on the third TEC, respectively;
optically coupling one of the first CW beam with the first output port of the housing through the modulator unit and the second CW beam with the second output port of the housing through the detector unit; and
optically coupling another of the first CW beam with the first output port of the housing through the modulator unit and the second CW beam with the second output port of the housing through the detector unit,
wherein the step of coupling the first CW beam with the first output port includes steps of:
optically coupling the laser unit with the modulator unit through the input unit; and
optically coupling the modulator unit with the first output port through the output unit, and
wherein the step of coupling the second CW beam with the second output port includes steps of:
optically coupling the detector unit with the laser unit; and
optically coupling the detector unit with the second output port.

US Pat. No. 10,217,813

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SILICON CARBIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SILICON CARBIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Sumitomo Electric Industr...

1. A silicon carbide semiconductor device comprising:a silicon carbide substrate having a first main surface and a second main surface located on a side opposite to said first main surface;
an epitaxial layer formed on said first main surface, said epitaxial layer having a first conductivity type and having a third main surface located on a side opposite to a side on which said silicon carbide substrate is located;
a trench which is formed in said epitaxial layer and includes side walls intersecting with said third main surface and a bottom portion connected to said side walls; and
an embedded region, which is formed in said trench and has a second conductivity type different from said first conductivity type, said trench being filled with said embedded region;
an opening of said trench being wider than said bottom portion, and said epitaxial layer adjacent to said embedded region and said embedded region constituting a superjunction structure, said silicon carbide semiconductor device further comprising:
an impurity region formed on said embedded region and having said second conductivity type;
a first electrode provided on said impurity region; and
a second electrode in contact with said second main surface.

US Pat. No. 10,217,466

VOICE DATA COMPENSATION WITH MACHINE LEARNING

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:obtaining, by an apparatus, first voice data from a first user device associated with a first speaker participant in a communication session;
detecting voice data loss or degradation in the first voice data;
determining whether prediction probability of correctly compensating for the voice data loss or degradation is greater than a predetermined probability threshold;
if the prediction probability is greater than the predetermined probability threshold, first compensating for the voice data loss or degradation using historical voice data received by the apparatus prior to receiving of the first voice data, the first compensating producing first compensated voice data;
if the prediction probability is not greater than the predetermined probability threshold, second compensating for the voice data loss or degradation by inserting noise to the first voice data to produce second compensated voice data; and
outputting the first compensated voice data or the second compensated voice data so as to improve intelligibility of the first voice data to a user.

US Pat. No. 10,217,410

LIGHT EMISSION CONTROLLER FOR DISPLAY DEVICE, METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME, AND ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

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

1. A light emission controller for a display device, comprising:a plurality of stages cascade-connected to each other, each of the stages comprising:
a first node controller configured to, during an active period, charge a driving pulse of a gate-on voltage level to a set node in response to a reference clock pulse that is any one of a plurality of externally input clock pulses;
a second node controller configured to, during an inactive period, charge a pull-down voltage having the gate-on voltage level to a reset node; and
an output unit controlled according to voltage states of the set node and the reset node and configured to output an output pulse of an active state or an inactive state,
wherein the first node controller comprises:
a first switching transistor configured to, during the active period, supply the driving pulse of the gate-on voltage level to a first node in response to the reference clock pulse,
a second switching transistor configured to supply the driving pulse from the first node to the set node in response to a turn-on voltage,
a first capacitor connected between the output unit and the set node, and
a second capacitor connected between the output unit and the first node.

US Pat. No. 10,217,406

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

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

1. A flexible display device, comprising:a flexible substrate including:
first and second portions that overlap each other, and
a bending portion connecting the first portion with the second portion;
a first display having a first organic light emitting diode on the first portion;
a second display having a second organic light emitting diode on the second portion;
a first gate driver on the bending portion, the first gate driver configured to drive gate lines in the first display; and
a second gate driver on the bending portion, the second gate driver configured to drive gate lines in the second display,
wherein the first gate driver and the second gate driver are provided in the bending portion between the first display and the second display, and are connected to a first and second driving circuit respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,217,395

DISPLAY DEVICE, SOURCE DRIVE INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, TIMING CONTROLLER AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF

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

1. A display device, comprising:a display panel in which data lines and gate lines are intersecting each other and pixels are arranged in a matrix;
a first source drive integrated circuit (IC) and a second source drive integrated circuit (IC) configured to supply a data voltage to the data lines of the display panel in response to a Source Output Enable (SOE) signal; and
a timing controller configured to transmit data of an input image and the SOE signal to the first source drive IC, and the second source drive IC,
wherein each of the first source drive IC and the second source drive IC comprises:
a first random signal generator configured to generate a first random signal;
a delay unit configured to randomly delay the SOE signal in response to the first random signal to generate a first internal SOE signal and a second internal SOE signal;
a first output group configured to output the data voltage at a first timing in response to the first internal SOE signal; and
a second output group configured to output the data voltage at a second timing in response to the second internal SOE signal,
wherein output timings of the first internal SOE signal and the second internal SOE signal change frame to frame.

US Pat. No. 10,217,250

MULTI-VIEW TOMOGRAPHIC RECONSTRUCTION

Siemens Medical Solutions...

1. A method of generating a three dimensional (3D) image, the method comprising:acquiring projection data for a portion of the body of a patient at a plurality of views using one or more detectors, the projection data including a plurality of two dimensional (2D) projections;
initializing a 3D image;
for each view among the plurality of views, transforming the 3D image using a view transformation corresponding to said view to generate an initial transformed image corresponding to said view, and performing multiple iterations of a maximum likelihood expectation maximization (MLEM) process based on at least the initial transformed image and the projection data, wherein the MLEM process is initialized with the initial transformed image, and
updating the 3D image based on an output of the MLEM process.

US Pat. No. 10,217,242

SYSTEM FOR VISUALIZATION OF A BUILDING MATERIAL

CERTAINTEED CORPORATION, ...

1. A system comprising a logic element, a user interface, and a storage element across multiple computer systems, adapted to perform operations comprising:visualizing of a building material on a color calibrated photograph of a building, and
providing a rendered image of the building material on the color calibrated photograph of the building, the rendered image having a color accuracy, ?E, as measured according to a Color Test, of less than 10 and the rendered image having a shadow accuracy as measured according to a Shadowing Test, of at least 75%, wherein the Shadowing Test compares a shadow fidelity of the rendered image to the color calibrated photograph at least partially based on luminance angle and intensity and wherein one or more rendered shadows are measured for accuracy of size and luminance.

US Pat. No. 10,217,239

PERSONALIZED POINT OF INTEREST GUIDANCE IN 360-DEGREE VIEWS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

20. A computer system comprising one or more processors, one or more computer-readable memories, and one or more computer-readable storage devices, and program instructions stored on at least one of the one or more storage devices for execution by at least one of the one or more processors via at least one of the one or more memories, the stored program instructions comprising:program instructions to track a shifting of a focus of a first user within a first 360-view data during an observation of the first 360-view data by the first user, the tracking producing tracking data;
program instructions to analyze the tracking data to determine a first set of POIs in the 360-view data, wherein the first user pauses for a duration greater than a threshold duration at each POI in the first set of POIs, wherein a POI in the first set of POIs is a non-obvious POI when the 360-view data excludes any data configured to attract the focus of the first user to the POI;
program instructions to record a subset of the first set of POIs as non-obvious POIs in the first 360-view data;
program instructions to compute, for a second user who has not observed the 360-view data, a second set of POIs, the second set of POIs including a second subset of non-obvious POIs;
program instructions to match a non-obvious POI from the second subset to a particular non-obvious POI in the first subset;
program instructions to compute, during an observation of the first 360-view data by the second user, a location of focus of the second user;
program instructions to compute a parameter of a movement of the focus of the second user from the location to the particular non-obvious POI in the first 360-view data; and
program instructions to guide the second user from the location to the particular non-obvious POI using the parameter of the movement.

US Pat. No. 10,217,176

LEARNER ADMISSION SYSTEMS AND METHODS IN A MODULAR LEARNING SYSTEM

Monk Akarshala Design Pri...

1. A computer-implemented method for managing learning user admissions in a modular learning system, comprising steps of:maintaining an electronic database of a plurality of learning services, each learning service of the plurality of learning services associated with metadata describing the learning service, the learning services including tutoring services, access to a tangible tool or access to a physical learning facility;
receiving a learner admission request from a user device operated by a learning user over a network, wherein the network includes at least one of local area network (LAN), an intranet, internet, wide area network (WAN), general packet radio service (GPRS) network, enhanced data for global evolution (eDGE) network, a 3G network, and a 4G LTE communication network;
generating, by a learner admission interface generator of a learner admission management module, an electronic learning admission interface with a plurality of admission interface items and input areas;
providing the electronic learning admission interface, generated by the learner admission interface generator, to the user device for display to the learning user over the network;
receiving over the network learning user identity items and curriculum selection preferences from the user device inputted by the learning user through the electronic learning admission interface and input areas of the learning admission interface generated by a learner admission interface generator;
correlating, by a correlation analyzer of the learner admission management module, a correlation between each of the learning user identity items against a corresponding subset of items stored in a plurality of items databases to produce a plurality of correlations;
accessing, by one or more recommendation generators of the learner admission management module, the plurality of correlations to recommend one or more recommended learning services including one or more learning applications, application services, and one or more micro-learning events associated with at least one of the learning applications, based on the correlations analyzed by the correlation analyzer and the learner identity items and curriculum selection preferences provided by the learning user, wherein the application services includes tools, learning facilities and tutoring associated with at least one of the learning applications;
displaying, by the learner admission interface generator, the recommended learning services on the user device;
receiving login preferences from the learning user over the network;
storing the learning user identity items, the login preferences, and the recommended learning services in a user database;
responsive to receiving the login preferences, redirecting the learning user to the learning management interface generated by a microlearning purchase management module and a microlearning performance management module after admission process is complete, and granting access via the network to a learning management interface to the user computing device for display to the learning user, the learning management interface allowing the learning user to modify or update the recommended learning services;
responsive to the learning user requesting one of the learning services of the recommended learning services through the learning management interface, performing a learning application associated with the requested learning service on the user computing device, the learning application providing instruction to the learning user through the user computing device, and displaying at least one application service associated with the learning service, the user computing device accepting a user request for providing the at least one application service to the learning user via the network; and
updating a profile of the learning user for display to other users of the modular learning system on corresponding user devices by corresponding learning profile interface generators through the network.

US Pat. No. 10,217,098

REPRINTING A PAPER RECEIPT WHERE AN ELECTRONIC RECEIPT WAS ORIGINALLY ISSUED

WALMART APOLLO, LLC, Ben...

1. A method for printing electronic receipts comprising:receiving, by a receipts management server, a selection, from an electronic receipts software residing in at least one of one or more mobile electronic devices of a user, to receive the electronic receipts on the at least one of the one or more mobile electronic devices:
wherein the electronic receipts software is (a) downloaded by the user to the at least one of the one or more mobile electronic devices by at least scanning a QR code associated with the electronic receipts software associated with one or more brick and mortar retail stores, or (b) downloaded to the at least one of the one or more mobile electronic devices from the receipts management server;
wherein the electronic receipts software allows the user to interact with a Point of Sale (“POS”) terminal of at least one of the one or more brick and mortar retail stores; and
wherein the electronic receipts software creates a rule for the user to receive and manage the electronic receipts, based on the selection to receive the electronic receipts on the at least one of the one or more mobile electronic devices, through the receipts management server;
generating, by the receipts management server, a user account associated with the user including the selection to receive the electronic receipts, credit card information associated with the user, and identifying information associated with the at least one of the one or more mobile electronic devices;
storing, by the receipts management server, the user account in a user database, wherein the electronic receipts software tracks the user account associated with the user with the at least one of the one or more brick and mortar retail stores;
receiving, by the receipts management server, from the POS terminal, transaction information associated with a transaction with the user at the POS terminal at the at least one of the one or more brick and mortar retail stores, the transaction information comprising the credit card information used during the transaction;
generating, by the receipts management server, an electronic receipt of the electronic receipts based on the transaction information, as received, including data associated with the transaction and the POS terminal;
accessing the user database and selecting, by the receipts management server, the user account comprising the credit card information, as received;
determining, by the receipts management server, when the user account includes the selection to receive the electronic receipts;
identifying, by the receipts management server, the at least one of the one or more mobile electronic devices associated with the user account upon determining that the user account includes the selection to receive the electronic receipts;
issuing, by the receipts management server, the electronic receipt for the transaction to the at least one of the one or more mobile electronic devices for use by the electronic receipts software installed on the at least one of the one or more mobile electronic devices;
printing, by the receipts management server, a stub receipt at the POS terminal including an issuance notification that the electronic receipt has been issued to the at least one of the one or more mobile electronic devices;
rendering, by the electronic receipts software on the at least one of the one or more mobile electronic devices, images including a delivery notification indicating that the electronic receipt has been delivered to the at least one of the one or more mobile electronic devices, the images including a digital button for a request for an override to print a paper copy of the electronic receipt, wherein the electronic receipts software causes the at least one of the one or more mobile electronic devices to communicate with the receipts management server;
detecting, by the electronic receipts software, the selection by the user of the digital button indicating the request for the override to print the electronic receipt and transmitting a signal to the receipts management server including the request for the override from the user to print the paper copy of the electronic receipt;
receiving, by the receipts management server, the request by the user for the override from the at least one of the one or more mobile electronic devices containing the electronic receipts software;
overriding, by the receipts management server, the rule allowing the user to receive the electronic receipts included in the user account and transmitting the request for the override to print the paper copy of the electronic receipt to the POS terminal upon receiving the request for the override to print the paper copy of the electronic receipt from the electronic receipts software; and
printing, by the POS terminal, the paper copy of the electronic receipt at the POS terminal in response to receiving the request.

US Pat. No. 10,216,977

PROGRESSIVE MULTIPLE FINGERPRINT ENROLLMENT AND MATCHING, AND DYNAMIC USER ACCOUNT TRANSITIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a fingerprint sensor system; and
a control system configured for communication with the fingerprint sensor system, the control system further configured for:
receiving fingerprint sensor data from the fingerprint sensor system;
extracting fingerprint data from the fingerprint sensor data, the fingerprint data corresponding to fingerprints of multiple digits of a user's hand; and
providing a progressive enrollment process for the fingerprint data, the progressive enrollment process including:
storing at least some of the fingerprint data; and
augmenting stored fingerprint data as the user continues to use the apparatus, wherein the progressive enrollment process involves processing first fingerprint data corresponding to a first digit of the user's hand during a processing time for second fingerprint data corresponding to a second digit of the user's hand.

US Pat. No. 10,216,725

INTEGRATION OF DOMAIN INFORMATION INTO STATE TRANSITIONS OF A FINITE STATE TRANSDUCER FOR NATURAL LANGUAGE PROCESSING

VOICEBOX TECHNOLOGIES COR...

1. A method being implemented on a computer system having one or more physical processors programmed with computer program instructions to perform the method, the method comprising:receiving, by the computer system, a text version of one or more words of a natural-language input that includes a natural-language utterance by a user;
obtaining, by the computer system, a semantic grammar that includes word combinations for intent processing and integrates a plurality of domain tokens relating to an information domain, wherein the semantic grammar integrates the plurality of domain tokens structured into a domain information Finite State Transducer (FST) parser that includes at least a first FST path comprising a first set of domain tokens and a second FST path comprising a second set of domain tokens;
matching, by the computer system, the first set of domain tokens and the second set of domain tokens to a first token associated with the utterance;
generating, by the computer system, a first score for the first FST path and a second score for the second FST path based on the matching;
selecting, by the computer system, the first FST path based on the first score and the second score;
determining, by the computer system, a semantic structure of the one or more words based on the selected first FST path; and
generating, by the computer system, a representation of an intention of the user based on the semantic structure, wherein the representation is used to execute a natural-language-based search request or a natural-language-based command.

US Pat. No. 10,216,284

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPLEMENTING RETAIL PROCESSES BASED ON MACHINE-READABLE IMAGES AND USER GESTURES

Toshiba Global Commerce S...

1. A computing device comprising:an image capture device configured to capture one or more images including a machine-readable image and a user gesture; and
a retail process manager including at least a processor and memory configured to:
identify the machine-readable image as being associated with a product;
integrate the identified machine-readable image and the user gesture into an augmented reality interface;
identify the user gesture as it interacts with the machine-readable image in a three-dimensional (3D) space,
wherein the user gesture interaction occurs in three dimensional space outside a parallel plane as the machine-readable image within the augmented reality interface;
determine whether the identified user gesture in 3D space interacts with the machine-readable image in accordance with a predetermined gesture; and
execute a predetermined retail process in association with the product in response to determining that the identified 3D coordinates of the user gesture are in accordance with the predetermined gesture.

US Pat. No. 10,216,272

STRAIN MEASUREMENT RING

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A device comprising:a semi-rigid band shaped to form a first portion of a strain measurement ring that is configured to be worn on a user's finger, the semi-rigid band having a first coupling end and a second coupling end;
a deformable band shaped to form a second portion of the strain measurement ring, the deformable band having a third coupling end and a fourth coupling end, the third coupling end coupled to the first coupling end and the fourth coupling end coupled to the second coupling end to form the strain measurement ring, the deformable band including:
a strain-sensitive element configured to output strain information in response to a deformation of the strain-sensitive element, wherein the strain information describes the deformation and the deformation is associated with a movement of the user's finger; and
wherein the semi-rigid band includes an actuator configured to move one of the coupling ends of the deformable band in response to a haptic command signal from a console.

US Pat. No. 10,215,990

WEARABLE DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A wearable device comprising:a U-shaped frame;
a flexible part coupled to one end of the frame and of which the shape is bendable and deformable by an external force;
a main body housing connected to one end of the flexible part;
a projector mounted in the main body housing and configured to project corresponding light to image information; and
a transparent screen coupled to the main body housing and configured to provide an image to wearer's eyes by reflecting the light projected from the projector,
wherein the main body housing comprises,
a first body;
a second body having the transparent screen coupled thereto; and
a hinge arranged between the first body and the second body.

US Pat. No. 10,215,911

LIGHTING ASSEMBLY

Unity Opto Technology Co....

1. A light fixture, comprising:a metal frame comprising a floor and an edge wall at a first side of the metal frame, wherein an edge channel is defined within the frame adjacent the edge wall;
a set of light emitting diodes (LEDs) disposed within the metal frame at a second side of the metal frame;
driving circuitry comprising a printed circuit board disposed within the edge channel, the printed circuit board comprising an AC/DC transformer configured to convert an AC input operatively coupled to an AC power supply external to the light fixture into a DC output operatively coupled to the set of light emitting diodes (LEDs), wherein the printed circuit board includes a metal heat sink backing layer comprising a piece of similar length and width to a length and a width of the printed circuit board mounted to the metal frame; and
a substantially flat optically transmissive panel assembly disposed within the metal frame, wherein the substantially flat optically transmissive panel assembly light receives light from the set of light emitting diodes (LEDs) at the second side of the metal frame.

US Pat. No. 10,215,800

DEVICE SPECIFIC THERMAL MITIGATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of device specific thermal mitigation, comprising:characterizing thermal behavior of a device;
characterizing power behavior of the device;
determining a thermal threshold tolerance for the device;
determining a thermal ramp rate for the device;
storing the thermal ramp rate permanently on the device;
determining a correlation factor for the device based on temperature and frequency;
storing a temperature and voltage correlation factor in a cross-reference matrix;
storing the temperature and frequency correlation factor in the cross-reference matrix;
determining a device mitigation temperature based on the temperature and voltage correlation factor, the temperature and frequency correlation factor, and the thermal ramp rate;
storing the device mitigation temperature in a fuse table on the device; and
blowing a fuse on the device to permanently store the device mitigation temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,215,639

APPARATUS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR TALBOT SPECTROMETERS

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A spectrometer comprising:a grating to diffract incident radiation so as to form a plurality of Talbot images via the non-paraxial Talbot effect at intervals along a direction perpendicular to the grating, the grating having a grating period d about 1 to about 3 times larger than a wavelength 1 of the incident radiation; and
a detector array, disposed at an angle with respect to the grating, to detect at least a portion of the plurality of Talbot images,
wherein the detector array has a pixel pitch p different from an integer multiple of the grating period d, and
wherein the pixel pitch p is substantially equal to (2m+1)d/2, where m is a positive integer.

US Pat. No. 10,215,638

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NON-DESTRUCTIVE, IN-SITU, POSITIVE MATERIAL IDENTIFICATION OF A PIPE

TDW Delaware, Inc., Wilm...

1. A method for in-situ non-destructive positive material identification of a pipe which is part of a pipeline, the method comprising:selecting a plurality of test areas on a surface of the pipe, each test area being separated axially, circumferentially, or both axially and circumferentially from other test areas of the plurality;
polishing, using successively finer polishing media, the surface of the pipe within at least a portion of each test area selected;
selecting a mechanical properties test location within the polished portion of each test area;
collecting, using a tensile property tester including a ball indenter, a predetermined number of mechanical property data readings of the pipe at each mechanical properties test location selected on the pipe, the predetermined number of mechanical property data readings representing a mechanical property data collection run;
calculating a yield strength and a tensile strength mean of the mechanical property data collection run;
selecting a chemical properties test location within the polished area of each test area;
collecting, using an optical emissions spectrometer, a predetermined number of chemical property data readings of the pipe at each chemical properties test location selected on the pipe, the predetermined number of chemical property data readings representing a chemical property data collection run;
calculating a chemical element percentage mean of the chemical property data collection run;
calculating an overall yield strength and tensile strength mean of the mechanical property data collection runs and of the chemical property data collection runs, each overall mean being calculated using at least two of its respective data collection runs;
comparing each overall mean to a known API material standard; and
identifying a material of the pipe based upon the comparing.

US Pat. No. 10,215,550

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MAGNETIC SENSORS HAVING HIGHLY UNIFORM MAGNETIC FIELDS

ALLEGRO MICROSYSTEMS, LLC...

1. A system, comprising:a magnet having a length, width, and height, wherein the magnet has a substantially planar surface that defines an ellipse across the length and width to generate substantially circular concentric zones of similar flux density in a plane over and parallel to the elliptical planar surface of the magnet, wherein the ellipse is noncircular; and
a magnetic sensor IC package comprising:
a sensing element disposed a selected distance from the planar surface of the magnet, wherein the planar surface of the magnet and a surface of the magnetic sensor IC package define an airgap with respect to rotation of the magnetic sensor IC package and/or magnet, wherein a center of the sensing element is substantially aligned with a center of the magnet; and
a substrate containing circuitry to process a signal from the sensing element to provide an output of the magnetic sensor IC package.

US Pat. No. 10,215,545

ELECTROMECHANICAL PRIMER CAP

RUAG AMMOTEC GMBH, Furth...

1. An electromechanical primer cap, which may be selectively initiated electrically or mechanically, comprising:an outer metal cup having a cylindrical sidewall extending in an axial direction and a base having upper and lower major surfaces extending at an angle from the axial direction, the base being provided with a hole therethrough extending in the axial direction through the base from the upper major surface of the base to the lower major surface of the base,
an electrically conductive pole piece having a portion projecting into the hole in the base of the outer metal cup,
an explosive mixture provided within the outer metal cup,
a firing bridge support body made of an electrically insulating material having a ring shape having upper and lower major surfaces extending in a radial direction perpendicular to the axial direction and having a through-bore extending in the axial direction through the firing bridge support body from the upper major surface to the lower major surface, and comprising a firing bridge arranged on the upper major surface of the firing bridge support body, the firing bridge having first and second poles, wherein the pole piece is electrically connected to the second pole of the firing bridge, and the first pole of the firing bridge is electrically connected to the metal cup, and
a counter surface placed onto the explosive mixture, wherein the counter surface protrudes downwardly in the axial direction such that a lower surface of the counter surface is level with the upper major surface of the firing bridge support body, or into the through-bore of the firing bridge support body or through the through-bore of the firing bridge support body, and continues towards an upper contact surface of the electrically conductive pole piece to provide a spacing between the lower surface of the counter surface and the upper contact surface of the electrically conductive pole piece in which a portion of the explosive mixture is provided contacting the lower surface of the counter surface and the upper contact surface of the electrically conductive pole piece, the spacing being configured to allow mechanical initiation of the explosive mixture.