US Pat. No. 10,342,123

PRINTED BOARD AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A printed board on which a circuit is mounted, comprising:an opening recessed from an edge surface of the printed board; and
a first conductive member connected to the printed board and bridged over the opening, the first conductive member having a contact portion that comes into contact with a second conductive member extending in a direction making an angle with regard to a surface perpendicular to the edge surface of the printed board,
wherein the contact portion is provided on a side of the edge surface of the printed board of the first conductive member.

US Pat. No. 10,342,118

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

LONGITUDE LICENSING LIMIT...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a wiring substrate;
a first semiconductor chip installed on one surface of the wiring substrate, the first semiconductor chip having a first edge and a second edge opposite to the first edge;
a second semiconductor chip stacked on the first semiconductor chip so that the second semiconductor chip crosses over the first edge and the second edge of the first semiconductor chip and a portion of a surface of the first semiconductor chip is exposed, wherein the second semiconductor chip is the top most semiconductor chip in the package:
a warp regulating member disposed directly on the exposed portion of the surface, wherein the warp regulating member comprises a first edge that aligns with the first edge of the first semiconductor chip and a second edge that aligns with the second edge of the first semiconductor chip and the warp regulating member covers a majority of the exposed portion of the surface: and
a sealing body formed on the wiring substrate to cover the first semiconductor chip, the second semiconductor chip, and the warp regulating member;
wherein the warp regulating member is a highly-resilient body having a modulus of elasticity higher than that of the sealing body.

US Pat. No. 10,342,108

METROLOGY METHODS, RADIATION SOURCE, METROLOGY APPARATUS AND DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A method of measuring a property of a periodic structure, the method comprising:generating a beam of radiation by inverse Compton scattering;
directing the beam at the periodic structure;
detecting radiation reflected and diffracted by the periodic structure; and
determining the property of the periodic structure based on at least a property of the detected radiation,
wherein the radiation beam has a wavelength between 0.1 to 125 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,342,106

SMART DIMMING SYSTEM

Ming-Tsung Chen, Taipei ...

1. A smart dimming system comprising:a server, communicated with a control device;
a Bluetooth series interface control module, connected to the server through a Bluetooth communication protocol;
a first series dimming control module, electrically connected to a first light-emitting diode lamp module; and
a second series dimming control module, electrically connected to a second light-emitting diode lamp module, wherein at least one of the first series dimming control module and the second series dimming control module is electrically connected to the Bluetooth series interface control module;
wherein the control device provides a dimming control signal to the server, the server provides a Bluetooth control signal to the Bluetooth series interface control module according to the dimming control signal, and the Bluetooth series interface control module provides a series dimming signal to one of the first series dimming control module and the second series dimming control module according to the Bluetooth control signal to dim brightness of the first light-emitting diode lamp module and the second light-emitting diode lamp module.

US Pat. No. 10,342,102

LIGHT FIXTURE CONTROL

CREE, INC., Durham, NC (...

1. A fixture configuration module comprising:fixture control circuitry configured to control a light fixture to produce light in accordance with a range of a lighting parameter;
a connector communicatively coupled to the fixture control circuitry and configured to removably couple with a corresponding connector of the light fixture and transfer electrical power from the light fixture to the fixture control circuitry while the connector is removably coupled to the corresponding connector of the light fixture;
range control circuitry comprising a non-volatile memory and near-field communication (NFC) circuitry, wherein the range control circuitry is communicatively coupled to the fixture control circuitry and configured to:
store a plurality of different ranges of the lighting parameter, each of the different ranges identifying at least a subset of values of the lighting parameter supported by the light fixture to produce light; and
designate the range of the lighting parameter from the plurality of different ranges to the fixture control circuitry;
wherein the NFC circuitry is configured to program the range control circuitry with a range received via NFC signaling by storing the range received via NFC signaling in the non-volatile memory while powered by magnetic induction produced by the NFC signaling and while the connector is decoupled from the corresponding connector of the light fixture;
wherein the non-volatile memory is configured to store the range programmed by the NFC circuitry and a different range not programmed by the NFC circuitry.

US Pat. No. 10,342,088

LED LIGHTING SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONSTANT CURRENT CONTROL IN VARIOUS OPERATION MODES

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. A system for providing at least an output current to one or more light emitting diodes, the system comprising:a first sampling-and-holding and voltage-to-current-conversion component configured to receive at least a sensed signal and generate a first current signal, the sensed signal being associated with an inductor current flowing through an inductor coupled to a first switch;
a second sampling-and-holding and voltage-to-current-conversion component configured to receive at least the sensed signal and generate a second current signal;
a signal-amplification and voltage-to-current-conversion component configured to receive at least the sensed signal and generate a third current signal;
a current-signal generator configured to generate a fourth current signal;
a capacitor coupled to the current-signal generator, coupled through a second switch to the first sampling-and-holding and voltage-to-current-conversion component and the second sampling-and-holding and voltage-to-current-conversion component, and coupled through a third switch to the signal-amplification and voltage-to-current-conversion component, the capacitor being configured to generate a voltage signal;
a comparator configured to process information associated with the voltage signal and the sensed signal and generate a comparison signal based on at least information associated with the voltage signal and the sensed signal;
a modulation-signal generator configured to receive at least the comparison signal and generate a modulation signal; and
a gate driver configured to receive the modulation signal and output a drive signal to the first switch;
wherein:
the drive signal is associated with at least one or more switching periods, each of the one or more switching periods including at least an on-time period for the first switch and a demagnetization period for a demagnetization process;
the first current signal represents the inductor current at a beginning of the on-time period;
the second current signal represents the inductor current at an end of the on-time period; and
the third current signal represents the inductor current;
wherein for each of the one or more switching periods,
the first current signal and the second current signal are configured to discharge or charge the capacitor during only the demagnetization period;
the third current signal is configured to discharge or charge the capacitor during only the on-time period; and
the fourth current signal is configured to charge or discharge the capacitor during the switching period.

US Pat. No. 10,342,087

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTELLIGENT DIMMING CONTROL USING TRIAC DIMMERS

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. An apparatus for a power converter, the apparatus comprising:a drive signal generator configured to receive an input signal associated with a TRIAC dimmer and output a drive signal to a switch to affect a current that flows through a winding of a power converter;
wherein:
the input signal includes a first pulse corresponding to a first input period, the first pulse being associated with a first pulse width; and
the first pulse width is larger than a first threshold under one or more conditions;
wherein the drive signal generator is further configured to:
in response to the first pulse width being smaller than a second threshold, even if the first pulse width is still larger than the first threshold, maintain the drive signal at a first logic level without modulation to keep the switch open during at least the first input period.

US Pat. No. 10,342,082

LINEAR LIGHTING WITH DISTRIBUTED POWER CONVERSION AND REDUCED FLICKER

Elemental LED, Inc., Ren...

1. A flexible strip of linear lighting, comprising:a narrow, elongate, flexible printed circuit board (PCB) physically and electrically arranged in a plurality of repeating blocks, each of the one or more repeating blocks being arranged electrically in parallel with one another between power and ground, and each of the plurality of repeating blocks including
electrical connections to receive high-voltage alternating current (AC) power,
a power conversion and conditioning circuit including at least a full-bridge rectifier mounted on the PCB and connected to the electrical connections that converts the high-voltage AC power to direct current (DC) power,
a plurality of LED light engines electrically connected to the power conversion and conditioning circuit to receive the DC power, and
a filter connected to the plurality of LED light engines, the filter being adapted such that each of the plurality of LED light engines has a flicker percentage of 70% or lower when each of the plurality of repeating blocks is connected to the high-voltage AC power through an electronic low voltage dimmer at a dimmer setting of 100%;
a pair of conductors traversing the length of the flexible PCB to provide the power and the ground for each of the plurality of repeating blocks, the pair of conductors adapted to carry the high voltage AC power and being connected to the high-voltage AC electrical connections for each of the plurality of repeating blocks; and
a transparent, flexible, electrically insulative covering around the printed circuit board and the pair of conductors, the covering providing a separate, electrically-insulated space for each of the pair of conductors.

US Pat. No. 10,342,080

SYSTEM-IN-PACKAGE FOR LED DRIVING AND LED LIGHTING DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Seoul Semiconductor Co., ...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) lighting apparatus comprising:at least one LED group comprising a plurality of LEDs;
a rectifier configured to rectify an alternating current (AC) voltage and generate a driving voltage for the at least one LED group; and
a system-in-package (SIP) configured to drive and control the at least one LED group, the SIP connected to the at least one LED group and the rectifier,
wherein:
the SIP comprises a driving module, a functional module, and a first resistor disposed on a single substrate; and
the driving module comprises:
a driving controller configured to determine a magnitude of the driving voltage and control driving of the at least one LED group according to the magnitude of the driving voltage;
a driving current controller configured to control a current flowing in each LED group to have a constant value;
an internal power supply unit configured to generate an internal power used in the driving module from the driving voltage;
an LED driving current setting Unit configured to set an LED driving current value for each operation period based on resistance values of external LED driving current setting resistors; and
a dimming control unit configured to provide a dimming signal to at least one of the driving controller and the LED driving current setting unit.

US Pat. No. 10,342,077

LED DRIVING CIRCUIT AND TUBE LAMP

CH LIGHTING TECHNOLOGY CO...

1. An LED driving circuit, comprising:a rectifying unit comprising an input terminal, an output terminal and a grounding terminal, wherein the grounding terminal of the rectifying unit is electrically connected to a first ground wire;
a first filtering unit comprising a first input terminal, a second input terminal and an output terminal, wherein the first input terminal of the first filtering unit is electrically connected to the output terminal of the rectifying unit;
a voltage converting unit comprising an input terminal and an output terminal, wherein the input terminal of the voltage converting unit is electrically connected to the output terminal of the first filtering unit, wherein the voltage converting unit is configured to convert a direct current voltage inputted to the input terminal of the voltage converting unit into another or multiple direct current voltages, and converted voltages are outputted from the output terminal of the voltage converting unit; and
an impedance detection and protection unit comprising an input terminal and a grounding terminal, wherein the input terminal of the impedance detection and protection unit is electrically connected to the second input terminal of the first filtering unit, the grounding terminal of the impedance detection and protection unit is electrically connected to the first ground wire, and the impedance detection and protection unit is configured to detect an impedance between the second input terminal of the first filtering unit and the first ground wire, so as to control the second input terminal of the first filtering unit to connect to or disconnect from the first ground wire according to a magnitude of the detected impedance.

US Pat. No. 10,342,070

APPARATUS TO ESTABLISH WIRELESS BACKHAUL CONNECTION

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:circuitry configured to:
acquire first information of at least one second base station of a plurality of second base stations, wherein
the first information indicates that the plurality of second base stations is within a coverage area of a first base station, and
the first base station is connected to a server via a wired backhaul;
receive a measurement result of a reference signal from each second base station of the plurality of second base stations,
wherein the measurement result includes measured values of different sets of the reference signal;
select the plurality of second base stations based on the measurement result,
wherein each second base station of the selected plurality of second base stations is in wireless communication with the first base station via a mutually independent path; and
control establishment of a wireless backhaul connection between the first base station and each second base station of the selected plurality of second base stations, based on the first information.

US Pat. No. 10,342,050

METHOD FOR PERFORMING A RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE IN A CARRIER AGGREGATION WITH AT LEAST ONE SCELL OPERATING IN AN UNLICENSED SPECTRUM AND A DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a User Equipment (UE) operating in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:configuring with a Timing Advance Group (TAG) to which at least two uplink (UL) cells belong;
receiving a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) order from an eNodeB (eNB) on a downlink (DL) cell associated with a first UL cell in the TAG, wherein the PDCCH order triggers a random access procedure by informing a random access preamble;
determining whether the first UL cell is available for transmitting the random access preamble;
selecting one of the at least two UL cells which is available for transmitting the random access preamble if the first cell is determined as unavailable; and
transmitting the informed random access preamble on the selected one of the at least two UL cells,
wherein the first UL cell is determined as unavailable if it is occupied by other transmitters as a result of a Listen Before Talk (LBT) procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,342,042

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SENDING AND RECEIVING SIGNALING IN WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method, wherein the method comprises:generating, by an access point (AP), a data frame, wherein the data frame comprises a high efficiency Wi-Fi Signaling Field 1 (HEW-SIG1) signaling, wherein the HEW-SIG1 signaling comprises first information indicating whether a scheduling transmission is a single-user transmission or a multi-user transmission, and the HEW-SIG1 signaling further comprises a frame structure indication field, and the frame structure indication field indicates a frame structure of the scheduling transmission, wherein the frame structure of the scheduling transmission comprises an uplink structure or a downlink structure, wherein when the first information indicates that the scheduling transmission is the multi-user transmission, the data frame further comprises a high efficiency Wi-Fi Signaling Field 2 (HEW-SIG2) signaling, the HEW-SIG2 signaling is a next signaling of the HEW-SIG1 signaling, and the HEW-SIG2 signaling comprises resource indication information, and when the first information indicates that the scheduling transmission is the single-user transmission, the data frame does not comprise the HEW-SIG2 signaling, and when the scheduling transmission is the multi-user transmission, the HEW-SIG1 signaling further comprises a HEW-SIG2 modulation and coding scheme (MCS) field, and the HEW-SIG2 MCS field indicates a transmission MCS of the HEW-SIG2 signaling; and
sending, by the AP, the data frame.

US Pat. No. 10,342,017

IEEE 802.11 COMMUNICATION UTILIZING CARRIER SPECIFIC INTERFERENCE MITIGATION

NETGEAR, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A method for wireless communication in a multi-band, multi-carrier wireless network, the method comprising:measuring, at a User Equipment (UE), interference levels in one or more of a plurality of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11 communication bands;
transmitting, to an Access Point (AP), an indication of interference levels in the one or more of the plurality of IEEE 802.11 communication bands; and
receiving, at the UE, wireless data on first carriers in the one or more of the plurality of IEEE 802.11 communication bands identified by the AP based on the indication of interference levels, where interference has been mitigated on a carrier-by-carrier basis for one or more of the identified first carriers in the one or more of the plurality of IEEE 802.11 communication bands.

US Pat. No. 10,342,011

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ALLOCATING RESOURCE IN WIRELESS LAN SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION TERMINAL METHOD AND COMMUNICATION TERMINAL

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A method for supporting channel access by an access point (AP), the method comprising:generating an information element indicating a set of channels and times allowed for channel access; and
transmitting a beacon frame including the information element,
wherein a first subset of channels among the set of channels indicated by the information element is allowed for channel access during a first time period,
wherein a second subset of channels among the set of channels indicated by the information element is allowed for channel access during a second time period, and
wherein the first time period does not overlap with the second time period.

US Pat. No. 10,342,003

DEVICE AND METHOD AND PROGRAM FOR PERFORMING RADIO COMMUNICATION

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A device comprising:communication circuitry configured to perform radio communication; and
a controller configured to perform control such that control information is transmitted from the communication circuitry to a terminal, the control information indicating that a communication scheme in which data non-orthogonally multiplexed for a plurality of layers is demodulated through cancellation of interference between the layers and in which the data is transmitted from the terminal to a base station through a predetermined uplink resource, is available;
wherein after first information is transmitted to the terminal as the control information indicating that the communication scheme is available and second information is acquired from the terminal, the controller performs control such that third information for using the communication scheme is transmitted from the communication circuitry to the terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,341,721

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING MULTI-MEDIA CONTENT

MIMIK TECHNOLOGY INC., V...

1. A system for processing of multi-media content for a user device independent of the user device location, the system comprising:a first serving node located at a home, said first serving node configured to receive the multi-media content from a content provider via a network and configured to deliver said multi-media content to a plurality of user devices registered with said first serving node at the home served by said first serving node;
each of said plurality of user devices associated with at least one user selected from a plurality of users registered at the home, at least one of said plurality of user devices associated with more than one of said plurality of users; and
each of said plurality of users associated with a record in a database accessible by said first serving node, said database including content characterization and preferences of each of said plurality of users, said content characterization and preferences of each of said plurality of users depending on a user device each of said plurality of users is using and a type of network that each of said plurality of users is using to access said multi-media content,
wherein said first serving node is configured to uniquely distinguish each of said plurality of users by:
verification of a unique id that is associated with said user device, wherein the unique id is assigned to said user device at a time of registration with said first serving node at the home; and
determination of the type of network through an interface at which a request for said multi-media content was received,
wherein when the multi-media content is received by said first serving node, said multi-media content is reformatted by said first serving node, based on said content characterization and preferences of one of said plurality of users for display on one of said plurality of user devices selected by the one of said plurality of users, and content transmission bit rate of said multi-media content is adjusted based on a speed of said one of said plurality of user devices, wherein said one of said plurality of user devices is selected by said one of said plurality of users,
wherein said first serving node is configured to multiplex the multi-media content directly to the plurality of user devices, and
wherein said one of said plurality of user devices is a mobile phone, and said first serving node transmits a location of said mobile phone to a server within the network, and when said mobile phone is closer to a second serving node at a second home than the home of said first serving node, and said second serving node is connected to the network, said server is configured to instruct said second serving node to deliver the multi-media content to said mobile phone.

US Pat. No. 10,341,338

SMART CARD REDIRECTION

PARALLELS INTERNATIONAL G...

1. A method comprising:establishing, by a processing device of a server executing an application, a network connection to a client device having a smart card;
detecting a program call associated with an authentication of a user of the client device for accessing the application;
determining, based on the program call, whether the smart card is a remote smart card for the server;
responsive to determining that the smart card is the remote smart card, redirecting the program call to the client device via a communication channel of the network connection; and
authenticating, by the server using a local component, the user of the client device in view of data returned by the client device in response to the program call, the local component handling the remote smart card as local to the server.

US Pat. No. 10,341,218

FORWARDING INFORMATION BASE ENTRY PRIORITY

Arista Networks, Inc., S...

6. A method of programming a data plane forwarding information base (FIB), comprising:obtaining, by a FIB entry optimizer in a control plane executing on circuitry of a network processor, a change to a priority of an entry of a control plane FIB;
making a first determination, by the FIB entry optimizer, that the entry of the control plane FIB is in the data plane FIB;
identifying, by the FIB entry optimizer, a highest priority of any entry of the control plane FIB that is not in the data plane FIB;
making a second determination, by the FIB entry optimizer, that the change to the priority of the entry of the control plane FIB changed the priority to a value lower than the highest priority;
unloading, by the FIB entry optimizer, the entry of the control plane FIB from the data plane FIB; and
loading, by the FIB entry optimizer, the entry of the control plane FIB having the highest priority of any entry of the control plane FIB that is not in the data plane FIB.

US Pat. No. 10,341,124

POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A power source to be used in a power distribution system, the power distribution system further comprising:a power consumer to be powered by the power source and adapted to indicate its power class to the power source, and
an electrical conductor for transferring the power from the power source to the power consumer;
the power source adapted to provide power to the power consumer of the power distribution system in at least a maximum power mode and a normal operation mode, wherein the power source is adapted to measure in the maximum power mode the amount of power consumed by the power consumer,
wherein the power consumer is assigned to one of at least one first power class and at least one second power class, wherein to each power class of the first and second power classes a respective predetermined amount of power is assigned, wherein the predetermined amount of power assigned to the second power class is at least the same as the predetermined amount of power assigned to the first power class,
wherein the power source is further adapted:
to, if the power class of the power consumer is the first power class, switch to the maximum power mode, in which the predetermined amount of power assigned to the power class of the power consumer is allocated to the power consumer and the amount of power consumed by the power consumer is measured, and thereafter switch to the normal operation mode, in which the operational amount of power, which depends on the amount of power measured in the maximum power mode, is reserved for the power consumer, in order to allow the power consumer to consume in the normal operation mode an amount of power being equal to or lower than the operational amount of power, and
to, if the power class of the power consumer is the second power class, switch to the normal operation mode, wherein the predetermined amount of power assigned to the power class of the power consumer is reserved for the power consumer, in order to allow the power consumer to consume in the normal operation mode an amount of power being equal to or lower than the predetermined amount of power assigned to the power class of the power consumer.

US Pat. No. 10,341,059

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENTS IN A TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR HANDLING STATUS INFORMATION OF DATA UNITS

OPTIS CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY...

1. A method in a receiving side of an Acknowledgement Mode (AM) Radio Link Control (RLC) entity for handling status information of RLC Data Protocol Data Units (PDUs) transmitted from a peer AM RLC entity to the AM RLC entity over a radio link, each RLC Data PDU having a respective Sequence Number (SN), the method comprising:detecting that a number of RLC Data PDUs transmitted by the peer AM RLC entity are lost;
constructing a STATUS PDU to include NACK_SNs for a first part of the missing RLC Data PDUs and omitting NACK_SNs for the rest of the missing RLC Data PDUs;
setting an ACK_SN field of the STATUS PDU to the SN of the next not received RLC Data PDU for which a NACK_SN is omitted from the STATUS PDU; and
sending the STATUS PDU from the AM RLC entity to the peer AM RLC entity over the radio link.

US Pat. No. 10,341,040

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A POLARIZATION IMMUNE WAVELENGTH DIVISION MULTIPLEXING DEMULTIPLEXER

Luxtera, Inc., Carlsbad,...

1. A method for optical communication, the method comprising:in a transceiver having a demultiplexer and an amplitude scrambler, the amplitude scrambler comprising a plurality of phase modulation sections coupled to outputs of the amplitude scrambler via at least two waveguides with the outputs of the amplitude scrambler directly coupled to inputs of the demultiplexer:
receiving at least two modulated input optical signals at the amplitude scrambler;
configuring an average optical power in each of the at least two waveguides utilizing the amplitude scrambler; and
demultiplexing the at least two modulated optical signals utilizing the demultiplexer.

US Pat. No. 10,341,003

PRECODING METHOD, INFORMATION SENDING METHOD, AND APPARATUSES THEREOF

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. A precoding method, wherein the method comprises:acquiring first information associated with a receiving matrix of at least one user equipment that is interfered by an interfering base station;
determining a first transmitting precoding matrix of the interfering base station according to at least the receiving matrix of the at least one user equipment to cause an interfering signal sent by the interfering base station to fall beyond a subspace of the receiving matrix of the at least one user equipment, wherein the first information comprises channel status related information between the at least one user equipment and at least one associated base station, and a second transmitting precoding matrix of the at least one base station associated with the at least one user equipment; and
determining the receiving matrix of the at least one user equipment according to at least one access base station of the at least one user equipment, the channel status related information, and the second transmitting precoding matrix of the at least one base station associated with the at least one user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,340,921

APPARATUSES AND METHODOLOGIES FOR VIBRATION EFFECTS CORRECTION IN OSCILLATORS

VT IDIRECT, INC., Herndo...

1. A method for vibration correction in an oscillator, the method comprising:sensing vibrations along one or more axes via at least one accelerometer mounted on the oscillator;
determining a g-sensitivity vector of the oscillator using measurements obtained using a vibration table and a spectrum analyzer;
calculating corrective factors as a function of the g-sensitivity vector;
storing the corrective factors in a look-up table;
determining particular corrective factors based on an acceleration signal received from the at least one accelerometer by referencing the corrective factors in the look-up table; and
controlling the oscillator based on at least the particular corrective factors.

US Pat. No. 10,340,808

REDUNDANT POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS

ACBEL POLYTECH INC., New...

1. A redundant power supply apparatus, comprising:at least two power inlets, each power inlet connected to an alternating current (AC) power source;
at least two power supply units, each power supply unit having an input side and the at least two power supply units having a common output side, each input side connected to the power inlet, each power supply unit configured to convert the AC power source into a direct-current (DC) power source; and
a common component connected at the common output side and configured to receive the DC power sources; wherein
the common component is a secondary-side core of a transformer; wherein
each power supply unit comprises a DC/DC converter having an input side and an output side; the input side of the DC/DC converter is coupled to a primary-side core of the transformer, and the output side of the DC/DC converter is commonly coupled to the secondary-side core of the transformer.

US Pat. No. 10,340,718

CHARGING SYSTEM, CHARGING METHOD, AND POWER ADAPTER

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Tel...

1. A system for charging, comprising:a first rectification unit, configured to rectify an input alternating current (AC) voltage and output a voltage of a first pulsating waveform;
a switch unit, configured to modulate the voltage of the first pulsating waveform according to a control signal;
a transformer, configured to output a voltage of a second pulsating waveform based on the voltage of the modulated first pulsating waveform;
a second rectification unit, configured to rectify the voltage of the second pulsating wave form and output a voltage of a third pulsating waveform;
a first charging interface, coupled with the second rectification unit;
a control unit, coupled with the first charging interface and the switch unit, respectively, and configured to output the control signal to the switch unit; and
a battery and a second charging interface coupled with the battery, wherein when the second charging interface is coupled to the first charging interface, the control unit is further configured to:
obtain a voltage of the battery via the first charging interface, and
adjust a duty ratio of the control signal, wherein the voltage of the third pulsating waveform is applied to the battery via the second charging interface when a peak voltage of the voltage of the third pulsating waveform is greater than the voltage of the battery.

US Pat. No. 10,340,673

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

BenQ Corporation, Taipei...

1. An electronic device comprising:a support frame comprising a frame body and a first cable management unit, the frame body having a cable management recess and a cable management hole, the cable management recess communicating with the cable management hole, the first cable management unit being connected to the frame body and rotatably located in the cable management recess, wherein the support frame further comprises a retainer, the first cable management unit has an indentation, and the retainer engages with the indentation, such that the first cable management unit is rotatable;
an electronic unit disposed on the frame body; and
a cable having a first end and a second end opposite to the first end, the first end being connected to the electronic unit, the second end passing through the cable management hole to enter the cable management recess, the first cable management unit limiting the cable in the cable management recess, the first cable management unit rotating along with the cable when the cable is pulled to move.

US Pat. No. 10,340,409

COMPENSATED PHOTONIC DEVICE STRUCTURE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF

SIFOTONICS TECHNOLOGIES C...

1. A photonic device, comprising:a silicon-based substrate;
a second contact layer heavily doped with second-type dopants and disposed on the substrate;
a Ge absorption layer disposed on the second contact layer;
a first contact layer heavily doped with first-type dopants and disposed on the Ge absorption layer;
one or more anti-reflection layers disposed on the first contact layer; and
a compensation region formed at an interface region between the second contact layer and the Ge absorption layer, the compensation region doped with compensation dopants such that a first carrier concentration around the interface region between the second contact layer and the Ge absorption layer is reduced and a second carrier concentration in a bulk region of the Ge absorption layer is reduced.

US Pat. No. 10,340,216

SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE AND CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE THEREOF

CHIPBOND TECHNOLOGY CORPO...

1. A circuit substrate comprising:a carrier having a surface;
a plurality of first leads formed on the surface, each of the first leads has a first upper wide portion, a first narrow portion, a first lower wide portion, an internal extending portion and a first lead section which are connected sequentially, wherein the first upper wide portion, the first narrow portion, the first lower wide portion and the internal extending portion are located in a first bonding area for bonding a chip; and
a plurality of second leads formed on the surface, the first and second leads are aligned alternately along a transverse direction, each of the second leads has an external extending portion, a second upper wide portion, a second narrow portion, a second lower wide portion and a second lead section which are connected sequentially, wherein the external extending portion, the second upper wide portion, the second narrow portion and the second lower wide portion are located in a second bonding area for bonding the chip;
wherein the first upper wide portion and the first lower wide portion are wider than the first narrow portion and the internal extending portion along the transverse direction such that a first upper notch facing toward the second upper wide portion and a first lower notch facing toward the second lower wide portion are formed in the first bonding area of each of the first leads;
wherein the second upper wide portion and the second lower wide portion are wider than the external extending portion and the second narrow portion along the transverse direction such that a second upper notch facing toward the first upper wide portion and a second lower notch facing toward the first lower wide portion are formed in the second bonding area of each of the second leads.

US Pat. No. 10,339,882

FAULT-TOLERANT AMLCD DISPLAY

L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPOR...

1. A fault-tolerant LCD display system comprising: an LCD panel; a plurality of pixels of the LCD panel; a first driver couplet including a first gate driver and a first source driver; a second driver couplet including a second gate driver and a second source driver; a first gamma voltage divider function connected to the first source driver; a second gamma voltage divider function connected to the second source driver; wherein the first gate driver and the second gate driver feed into the LCD panel from opposite directions and wherein the first source driver and the second source driver feed into the LCD panel from opposite directions; and wherein each individual pixel of said plurality of pixels is driven simultaneously by the first driver couplet and the second driver couplet, such that if the first gate driver fails, the first source driver and the second driver couplet continue to drive the LCD panel.

US Pat. No. 10,339,676

METHOD FOR RECONSTRUCTING MULTI-TRACER METABOLIC AND MORPHOMETRIC IMAGES AND TOMOGRAPHY SYSTEM FOR MULTI-TRACER METABOLIC AND MORPHOMETRIC IMAGING

UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI,...

1. A method for reconstructing multi-tracer metabolic and morphometric images by determining time coordinates and three-dimensional spatial coordinates of a position of a positron-electron annihilation into three gamma quanta, the method comprising the steps of:a) receiving a plurality of events from positron annihilation centers obtained during measurements conducted by TOF-PET tomography;
b) reconstructing the time coordinates and the three-dimensional spatial coordinates for the plurality of events collected in step (a);
c) determining a common decay plane for gamma quanta originating from the positron-electron annihilation;
d) transforming the three-dimensional spatial coordinates for the gamma quanta to a two-dimensional frame of reference of the common decay plane determined in step (c);
e) determining the time coordinates and the spatial coordinates of a place of the annihilation in the common decay plane defined in step (c);
f) transforming time coordinates and the spatial coordinates of the place of the annihilation in the two-dimensional frame of reference of the common decay plane to three-dimensional spatial coordinates in a detector coordinate system.

US Pat. No. 10,339,338

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING QUERY-BASED PERMISSIONS TO DATA

Workiva Inc., Ames, IA (...

1. A method implemented on a computing device, the method comprising:generating, in a graph database, an access role vertex that defines an access role of a user, wherein the access role vertex is connected to a user vertex representing the user;
generating a query vertex comprising a traversal clause that represents a query of the graph database;
generating a permission edge between the access role vertex and the query vertex, wherein the permission edge defines the access role's default permission to access results of the query;
generating an edit rule vertex, wherein the edit rule vertex comprises a rule that defines a permission to edit the results of the query;
generating an edge between the query vertex and the edit rule vertex;
generating an edge between the access role vertex and the edit rule vertex, wherein the permission to edit the results of the query defined by the rule overrides the default permission defined by the permission edge;
receiving a request to execute the query on behalf of the user;
in response to the request, traversing the graph database according to the traversal clause to locate a set of vertices; and
generating a set of results based on the set of vertices.

US Pat. No. 10,339,305

SUB-EXECUTION ENVIRONMENT CONTROLLER

Cylance Inc., Irvine, CA...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:determining that an executable implements a sub-execution environment, the sub-execution environment being configured to receive an input, and the input being associated with at least one event at the sub-execution environment;
intercepting the event at the sub-execution environment; and
applying a security policy to the intercepted event, the applying of the policy comprising blocking the event, when the event is determined to be a prohibited event.

US Pat. No. 10,339,101

DISTRIBUTED WRITE JOURNALS THAT SUPPORT FAST SNAPSHOTTING FOR A DISTRIBUTED FILE SYSTEM

Cohesity, Inc., San Jose...

1. A method, comprising:receiving a request to capture a snapshot of a file system object, wherein the snapshot is a backup of a state of the file system object in a given point in time;
requesting from a lock service a lock on the file system object;
receiving from the lock service a response indicating that the lock is unavailable;
in response to receiving the response indicating that the lock is unavailable, generating a copy of a write journal, wherein the write journal includes a metadata journal and a data journal, wherein the metadata journal is configured to store one or more changes to a file system associated with the file system object, wherein the data journal is configured to store one or more changes to a file or directory, wherein the write journal includes one or more outstanding updates associated with the metadata journal or the data journal, wherein the copy of the write journal includes the one or more outstanding updates associated with the metadata journal or the data journal, wherein the one or more outstanding updates are updates to the file system object that are received before the request to capture the snapshot;
capturing the snapshot of the file system object to disk;
associating the copy of the write journal with the snapshot of the file system object; and
executing a background maintenance process, wherein executing the background maintenance process includes flushing to disk the one or more outstanding updates included in the copy of the write journal.

US Pat. No. 10,339,016

CHUNK ALLOCATION

Rubrik, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method for operating a data management system, comprising:generating a plurality of data chunks associated with a snapshot of a real or virtual machine;
identifying a set of preferred disks out of a plurality of disks within a cluster that stores other data chunks associated with the real or virtual machine;
acquiring disk status information for the plurality of disks within the cluster;
determining a plurality of failure domains for the plurality of disks using the disk status information;
identifying a set of disks out of the plurality of disks within the cluster in which to store the plurality of data chunks based on the set of preferred disks and the plurality of failure domains; and
writing the plurality of data chunks to the set of disks.

US Pat. No. 10,338,723

TOUCHPAD AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD., T...

1. A touchpad, comprising:an operating plate having an operating surface on which an in inputting operation is performed;
an added feature part attached to a first surface of the operating plate opposite from the operating surface;
a sensing unit disposed to face toward at least a portion of the first surface, the portion being at least a part of an area of the first surface other than an area thereof to which the added feature part is attached;
a holding member disposed at a predetermined distance apart from a first face of the added feature part, the first face of the added feature part being opposite from a second face thereof facing toward the operating plate; and
a support member situated between, and in contact with, the added feature part and the holding member,
wherein the support member has a lower Young's modulus than the added feature part and the holding member,
wherein the support member is made of a resin-based material, and is disposed to fill a gap between the added feature part and the holding member, and
wherein the holding member has a penetrating hole extending from a face thereof facing toward the added feature part to an opposite face thereof, and the support member is made of the resin-based material whose fluidity is reduced after the resin-based material in a fluid state is supplied to the gap between the added feature part and the holding member through the penetrating hole.

US Pat. No. 10,338,674

INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND USER EQUIPMENT

Beijing Zhigu Rui Tuo Tec...

1. An information processing method, comprising:obtaining, by a user equipment, object information of an external object in an environment in which a user is located, wherein the object information comprises function information and location information of the external object, and the function information of the external object includes information corresponding to a function of the external object;
determining at least one virtual object in virtual presented content at least according to the function information, wherein the at least one virtual object has a virtual attribute that matches at least one function corresponding to the function information;
determining a presentation attribute of the at least one virtual object at least according to the location information, wherein the at least one function is at least one sense related function that influences at least one specified sense of the user different from a sense corresponding to the virtual presented content, wherein at least one virtual function of the virtual attribute is the same as the at least one function; or at least one presentation status influencing factor of the virtual attribute comprises the at least one function.

US Pat. No. 10,338,606

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FLIGHT CONTROL OF TILTROTOR AIRCRAFT

Textron Innovations Inc.,...

1. A flight control system for controlling the flight of a tiltrotor aircraft while the aircraft is in flight that is at least partially rotor-borne, the aircraft having a fuselage, a wing, and at least two tiltable rotors, each rotor having adjustable-pitch blades controlled by cyclic swashplate controls and collective swashplate controls, the flight control system comprising:a first rotor rotatably mounted to the wing;
a second rotor rotatably mounted to the wing;
software-implemented control laws for automatically tilting the rotors in response to a longitudinal-velocity control signal so as to produce a longitudinal thrust-vector component for controlling longitudinal velocity of the aircraft; and
software-implemented control laws for automatically actuating the cyclic swashplate controls for each rotor so as to maintain the fuselage in a desired pitch attitude;
wherein the first rotor and the second rotor pivot about the wing between a vertical orientation and a horizontal orientation; and
wherein the cyclic swashplate controls control the pitch attitude independently from the controlling of longitudinal velocity, such that the flight control system controls and adjusts longitudinal movement of the aircraft while maintaining the fuselage in the desired pitch attitude.

US Pat. No. 10,338,594

NAVIGATION OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES TO ENHANCE SAFETY UNDER ONE OR MORE FAULT CONDITIONS

NIO USA, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A method comprising:determining, by a processor, a position of an autonomous vehicle relative to a roadway over which the autonomous vehicle is configured to transit via a path of travel, wherein the path of travel comprises predetermined travel points corresponding to discrete geographic locations disposed along the path of travel;
accessing, by the processor, map data to identify locations of one or more safe zones associated with each of the predetermined travel points along the path of travel;
determining, by the processor, a set of driving instructions for a vehicle controller to autonomously control the autonomous vehicle along the path of travel;
determining, by the processor prior to detecting any anomalous events associated with the autonomous vehicle or an environment external to the autonomous vehicle, one or more subsets of alternate driving instructions for the vehicle controller to autonomously control the autonomous vehicle to a safe zone of the one or more safe zones via a recovery path of travel from at least one of the predetermined travel points;
controlling, autonomously by the vehicle controller, the autonomous vehicle along the path of travel based on the set of driving instructions;
detecting, by the processor, an anomalous event associated with the autonomous vehicle or the environment external to the autonomous vehicle; and
controlling, autonomously by the vehicle controller and in response to detecting the anomalous event, the autonomous vehicle based on a subset of the one or more subsets of alternate driving instructions to guide the autonomous vehicle to the safe zone of the one or more safe zones via the recovery path of travel.

US Pat. No. 10,338,585

ABNORMAL AIRCRAFT RESPONSE MONITOR

BOMBARDIER INC., Dorval,...

1. A flight control system for an aircraft, comprising:at least two flight control computers at least one of which is utilized at any one time to control flight of the aircraft, each of the at least two flight control computers having at least two processors, each of the at least two processors being responsive to an aircraft input signal indicative of at least one of a plurality of aircraft flight parameters, each of the at least two processors computing in parallel and providing a control output command signal indicative of a desired control of a flight control surface of the aircraft based on control laws;
wherein:
at least one of the at least two processors for each of the at least two flight control computers comprises an abnormal response monitor configured to detect a residual error in software that embodies the control laws by being responsive to the aircraft input signal indicative of at least one of a plurality of aircraft flight parameters and determining whether the control output command signal is within an acceptable value for the control output command; and
when the abnormal response monitor detects the residual error in the software by determining that the control output signal command is not within the acceptable value, then the one of the at least two flight control computers in which it is determined that the control output command signal is not within the acceptable value is disabled from being allowed to control flight of the aircraft.

US Pat. No. 10,338,580

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING VEHICLE ORIENTATION IN A VEHICLE CONSIST

GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC, ...

1. A system comprising:a sensor assembly configured to generate an output representative of a direction in which a fluid flows within a first on-road vehicle that is included in a vehicle consist with a second on-road vehicle; and
one or more processors configured to determine an orientation of the first on-road vehicle relative to the second on-road vehicle based at least in part on the output generated by the sensor assembly,
wherein the one or more processors are configured to change movement of the first on-road vehicle responsive to one or more processors determining the orientation of the first on-road vehicle relative to the second on-road vehicle to move the first on-road vehicle and the second on-road vehicle in a common direction.

US Pat. No. 10,338,516

PHOTOCONDUCTOR REFRESHING CYCLES

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:a photoconductive unit comprising a photoconductive layer;
a first refresh unit;
a second refresh unit; and
a controller, wherein:
the first refresh unit is controllable by the controller to, during a first refreshing cycle, apply a first refresh voltage to the photoconductive layer;
the second refresh unit is controllable by the controller to, during the first refreshing cycle, apply a second refresh voltage to the photoconductive layer; and
the first refresh unit is controllable by the controller to, during a second refreshing cycle, apply a third refresh voltage to the photoconductive layer, wherein the third refresh voltage is higher than the first refresh voltage and higher than the second refresh voltage, and wherein:
at least one of the first and second refresh units is controllable by the controller to, during a print routine, electrically bias the photoconductive layer to a print polarity;
each of the first and second refresh units are controllable by the controller to, during the first refreshing cycle, electrically bias the photoconductive layer to a refresh polarity opposite to the print polarity; and
the first refresh unit is controllable by the controller to, during the second refreshing cycle, electrically bias the photoconductive layer to the refresh polarity.

US Pat. No. 10,338,497

DELIVERY NOZZLE RECEIVING DEVICE AND TONER CARTRIDGE

THANSPEX IMAGE TECHNOLOGY...

1. A toner cartridge, comprising a cylinder body used for accommodating developer and a delivery nozzle receiving device disposed on a first axial end of the cylinder body,wherein the delivery nozzle receiving device comprises:
a fixture bracket, wherein the fixture bracket is fixed to the first axial end of the cylinder body and is located inside the cylinder body, a guiding slot is formed in the fixture bracket along a length direction of the fixture bracket, the guiding slot is communicated with the inside of the cylinder body, and a side of the guiding slot close to the first axial end of the cylinder body is provided with a delivery nozzle receiving opening; and
a closer, wherein the closer is mounted inside the fixture bracket and can move along the guiding slot between a closed location at which the delivery nozzle receiving opening is closed and an opened location at which the delivery nozzle receiving opening is opened; and
wherein the delivery nozzle receiving device further comprises:
an elastic element, wherein the elastic element is sleeved outside the fixture bracket and pushes the closer towards the closed location, a first end of the elastic element is limited on an end of the fixture bracket close to the delivery nozzle receiving opening, and a second end of the elastic element is connected to an end of the closer away from the delivery nozzle receiving opening;
wherein the elastic element comprises a tension spring, a first end of the tension spring is fixed to the end of the fixture bracket close to the delivery nozzle receiving opening, and a second end of the tension spring is connected to the end of the closer away from the delivery nozzle receiving opening of the cartridge;
wherein a conveying component is disposed on the cylinder body, the conveying component comprising a helical protrusion that projects from an inner peripheral wall of the cylinder body in a helical manner, and the conveying component conveys the developer in a first conveying direction from an inner side of the cylinder body to the side of the delivery nozzle receiving opening;
wherein a direction of turning of the tension spring is opposite to a direction of turning of the helical protrusion, and the tension spring conveys the developer in a second conveying direction from the side of the delivery nozzle receiving opening to the inner side of the cylinder body.

US Pat. No. 10,338,377

HEAD UP DISPLAY BASED ON LASER MEMS EMISSIVE FILM PROJECTION SYSTEM

MIRRORCLE TECHNOLOGIES, I...

1. An apparatus, comprising:two or more scan modules, each scan module having two or more laser sources that generate two or more laser beams characterized by different wavelengths and a beam deflector that deflects the two or more laser beams;
a fluorescent emissive sheet (FES) that receives the two or more laser beams deflected by the beam deflectors of the two or more scan modules and emits light of longer wavelength than that of the two or more laser beams at portions of the FES that are struck by the two or more laser beams, wherein the two or more scan modules are disposed on a same side of the FES; and
imaging optics that form a virtual image from the light emitted from the portions of the FES that are struck by the two or more laser beams.

US Pat. No. 10,338,342

ZOOM IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A zoom image pickup apparatus, comprising:a mount portion;
a zoom lens which forms an image of light incident from the mount portion; and
an image pickup element which is disposed at an image forming position,
wherein:
the zoom lens includes, in order from an image side, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, a third lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a lens unit having a negative refractive power, and
the second lens unit is a focusing lens unit,
at a time of zooming from a wide angle end to a telephoto end, the third lens unit and the lens unit having a negative refractive power positioned on an object side of the third lens unit move, and
at the wide angle end when focused to a first object, the following conditional expression (1) is satisfied:
?L1 where:
?L1 denotes an effective diameter of a lens surface positioned nearest to object of the zoom lens,
?3GL1 denotes an effective diameter of a lens surface positioned nearest to object of the third lens unit,
the first object is an object when an object-point distance is 1000 mm,
the object-point distance is a distance to the object from a lens surface positioned nearest to object of the zoom lens, and
the effective diameter is a maximum diameter of a range on a target lens surface, through which a light ray contributing to image formation passes.

US Pat. No. 10,338,308

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PARTIAL INTEGRATION OF WAVELENGTH DIVISION MULTIPLEXING AND BI-DIRECTIONAL SOLUTIONS

Luxtera, Inc., Carlsbad,...

1. A method for optical communication, the method comprising:in an optical transceiver on a silicon photonics integrated circuit coupled to a planar lightwave circuit (PLC), said silicon photonics integrated circuit comprising a first modulator, a second modulator, a first light source that operates at a first wavelength, and a second light source that operates at a second wavelength:
modulating a first continuous wave (CW) optical signal from said first light source utilizing said first modulator;
modulating a second CW optical signal from said second light source utilizing said second modulator;
communicating first and second modulated signals from said first and second modulators to said PLC utilizing one or more output grating couplers in said silicon photonics integrated circuit;
receiving a third modulated optical signal via said PLC;
splitting said third modulated optical signal into fourth and fifth modulated optical signals in said PLC;
communicating said fourth and fifth modulated optical signals to one or more input grating couplers in said silicon photonics integrated circuit;
converting said fourth modulated optical signal to a first electrical signal utilizing a first photodetector configured to detect at said first wavelength; and
converting said fifth modulated optical signal to a second electrical signal utilizing a second photodetector configured to detect at said second wavelength.

US Pat. No. 10,338,218

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OBTAINING VIBRATION INFORMATION AND USER EQUIPMENT

Beijing Zhigu Rui Tuo Tec...

13. An apparatus for obtaining vibration information, comprising:a reflected signal obtaining module, configured to obtain at least one group of reflected electromagnetic wave signals, wherein the at least one group of reflected electromagnetic wave signals are formed by reflecting an electromagnetic wave signal by at least one electromagnetic wave reflective array when the at least one electromagnetic wave reflective array vibrates in response to a sound in an environment, and each electromagnetic wave reflective array in the at least one electromagnetic wave reflective array comprises multiple first reflective units with different electromagnetic wave reflective characteristics; and
an analyzing and processing module, comprising:
a vibration information obtaining unit, configured to analyze the at least one group of reflected electromagnetic wave signals to obtain at least one set of vibration information corresponding to the at least one electromagnetic wave reflective array; and
a vibration direction obtaining unit, configured to obtain, according to the at least one set of vibration information, at least one piece of vibration source direction information corresponding to at least one location of the at least one electromagnetic wave reflective array.

US Pat. No. 10,337,956

METHOD OF QUALIFYING WIDE-BAND MULTIMODE FIBER FROM SINGLE WAVELENGTH CHARACTERIZATION USING EMB EXTRAPOLATION, CORRESPONDING SYSTEM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

DRAKA COMTEQ B.V., Amste...

1. A method of qualifying an effective bandwidth of a multimode optical fiber at a first wavelength ?1, comprising:obtaining DMD data using a measurement of dispersion modal delay (DMD) carried out on said multimode optical fiber at a second wavelength ?2, said DMD data comprising a plurality of traces recorded at different radial offset values r, from an axis of said multimode optical fiber where r=0 to a radial offset value r=a, where a is the core radius of said multimode optical fiber,
wherein said method also comprises:
determining, from said DMD data at said second wavelength ?2:
Data representative of a Radial Offset Delay of said multimode optical fiber, called ROD data, as a function of said radial offset value r, 0?r?a;
Data representative of a Radial Offset Bandwidth of said multimode optical fiber, called ROB data, as a function of said radial offset value r, 0?r?a;
Data representative of a Relative Radial Coupled Power of said multimode optical fiber, called PDMD data, as a function of said radial offset value r, 0?r?a;
performing a transformation on the ROD data and ROB data at said second wavelength ?2 to obtain corresponding ROD data and ROB data at said first wavelength ?1;
computing an effective bandwidth of said multimode optical fiber at said first wavelength ?1, comprising calculating a transfer function using said ROD data and said ROB data at said first wavelength ?1 and said PDMD data at said second wavelength ?2.

US Pat. No. 10,337,955

METHOD FOR CHARACTERIZING MODE GROUP PROPERTIES OF MULTIMODAL LIGHT TRAVELING THROUGH OPTICAL COMPONENTS

Draka Comteq B.V., Amste...

1. A method for characterizing mode group properties of multimodal light traveling through an optical component, wherein said method comprises the steps of:providing a Mode Group Separating optical fiber (5) in an optical path between a light source (1) and said optical component (8);
launching reference pulses of light with a wavelength ?t from said light source (1) through said Mode Group Separating optical fiber (5) into said optical component (8) at radial offsets between a core center and a core radius of said Mode Group Separating optical fiber;
detecting a light signal output by said optical component (8);
wherein said Mode Group Separating optical fiber is a multimode fiber with an ?-profile graded index core with an ?-value chosen such that said Mode Group Separating optical fiber satisfies the following criterion at the wavelength ?t:

where:
?? is a time delay difference between consecutive mode groups expressed in ps/m;
L is a length of said Mode Group Separating optical fiber expressed in m;
?TREF is a Full Width at Quarter Maximum of said reference pulses expressed in ps, where the Full Width at Quarter Maximum of a reference pulse is the difference between the two time values at which the power of the reference pulse is equal to quarter of its maximum value.

US Pat. No. 10,337,793

SYSTEM AND METHODS INVOLVING FABRICATING SHEET PRODUCTS

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A system for fabricating a sheet product, the system comprising:(A) a first rotatable roller including:
(a) a rotatable drum portion having (i) a first end and a second end, (ii) an outer surface and an inner surface, the outer surface rotating about a rotational axis in a first direction and configured to convey a sheet product that has a first surface and a second surface, the first surface of the sheet product being in contact with a portion of the outer surface of the rotatable drum portion, the inner surface defining a cavity within the rotatable drum portion, and (iii) a plurality of ports communicative between the inner surface and the outer surface, the plurality of ports extending (1) from the first end to the second end of the rotatable drum portion, and (2) around at least a portion of the outer surface of the rotatable drum portion; and
(b) a fluid emission portion disposed in the cavity, the fluid emission portion having (i) an orifice operative to receive a first pressurized fluid from a pressurized fluid source and (ii) a port connected to the orifice and operative to emit the first pressurized fluid through the plurality of ports of the rotatable drum portion, the port being arranged as an elongated slot in the fluid emission portion that extends (1) in a direction parallel to the rotational axis of the rotatable drum portion, and (2) from the first end to the second end of the rotatable drum portion;
(B) a second rotatable roller having (i) an outer surface arranged proximate to the outer surface of the rotatable drum portion of the first rotatable roller, and (ii) a heat source portion configured to output a second pressurized fluid and to heat the second rotatable roller to dry the sheet product, the second rotatable roller being operative to rotate in a second direction that is opposite to the first direction; and
(C) a gap defined between the second rotatable roller and the first rotatable roller through which the sheet product is allowed to pass,
wherein the port of the fluid emission portion is configured to emit the first pressurized fluid (i) as a stream in a region proximate to the gap, (ii) at an angle relative to the second rotatable roller, (iii) to impinge on the first surface of the sheet product in the gap, (iv) to separate contact between the outer surface of the rotatable drum portion of the first rotatable roller and the sheet product, and (v) to transfer the sheet product from the first rotatable roller to the second rotatable roller, with the second surface of the sheet product being in contact with the outer surface of the second rotatable roller as the sheet product passes through the gap, and
wherein the first rotatable roller is configured to only emit the first pressurized fluid through the plurality of ports extending (1) from the first end to the second end of the rotatable drum portion, and (2) around the at least a portion of the outer surface of the rotatable drum portion.

US Pat. No. 10,337,763

WATER HEATING SYSTEM

NORITZ CORPORATION, Hyog...

1. A water heating system of a combustion heating type of a forced exhaust mode, the water heating system comprising:a plurality of water heaters connected in parallel with respect to a hot water supply path, the plurality of water heaters each having an exhaust path connected to an exhaust path assembly;
a controller configured to collectively control the plurality of water heaters; and
a plurality of sensing units,
each of the plurality of sensing units being configured to be shifted from an electrically conducting state to an electrically non-conducting state when each of the plurality of sensing units senses an abnormal condition about air supply or exhaust,
the plurality of sensing units being electrically connected in series between a power supply line and a ground line,
a series circuit of the plurality of sensing units being electrically connected in series to a resistance element between the power supply line and the ground line,
the controller being configured to monitor the abnormal condition about air supply or exhaust based on a voltage on a node between the series circuit and the resistance element.

US Pat. No. 10,337,735

EXHAUST TUBE HOLDING MEMBER, EXHAUST STRUCTURE FOR COMBUSTION APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR INSTALLING EXHAUST STRUCTURE FOR COMBUSTION APPARATUS

NORITZ CORPORATION, Hyog...

1. An exhaust tube holding member formed into an annular shape and configured to be supported by an exhaust pipe at a location closer to the side of an outer peripheral surface of the annular shape and to hold an exhaust tube on an inner peripheral surface of the annular shape, the exhaust tube holding member comprising:an annular portion formed with a through hole penetrating from a first end through a second end;
an outward protruding portion formed into an annular shape and protruding peripherally outward from the outer peripheral surface of the annular portion; and
a flange portion disposed closer to the first end than to the outward protruding portion, extending peripherally outward from the outer peripheral surface of the annular portion, and configured to have a thickness greater than that of the outward protruding portion,
the flange portion being formed with a first annular groove surrounding the through hole,
the first annular groove including a first groove portion formed on one surface of the flange portion closer to the first end, and a second groove portion formed on the other surface of the flange portion closer to the second end,
the first groove portion and the second groove portion being formed peripherally opposite to each other in the direction of the central axis of the through hole.

US Pat. No. 10,337,725

SUPERHEATED STEAM GENERATOR

TOKUDEN CO., LTD., Kyoto...

1. A superheated steam generator, comprising:a heating metal body in contact with steam;
an induction coil that inductively heats the heating metal body, and thereby heats the steam to generate superheated steam; and
a temperature controller that includes a processor configured to execute instructions stored in memory to perform feedback control of a temperature of the superheated steam resulting from the heating by the heating metal body such that a deviation with respect to a target temperature falls within a range of less than ±1° C., wherein
a frequency of an AC power supply connected to the induction coil is 50 Hz or 60 Hz,
a thickness of the heating metal body from a first surface of the heating metal body facing toward the induction coil to a second surface of the heating metal body in contact with the steam is 10 mm or less, and
the temperature controller calculates a superheated steam energy Q from an equation ?×V, calculates a temperature rise value ? from a setting temperature, calculates a superheated steam generation amount V from a valve opening level of a valve for setting the superheated steam generation amount V or from a supply water amount or a supply saturated steam amount, and sets proportional-integral-derivative (PID) constants using the calculated superheated steam energy Q and relationship data indicating a relationship between the superheated steam energy Q and the PID constants.

US Pat. No. 10,337,710

TREE WITH INTEGRATED LIGHTING ELEMENTS RECEIVING POWER AND CONTROL DATA OVER COMMON CONDUCTORS

Seasons 4, Inc., Toana, ...

1. An artificial tree apparatus comprising:a mount configured to engage a level floor surface;
a trunk segment configured to couple to the mount so as to be vertically erected with respect to the substantially level floor surface;
a trunk electrical distribution network of conductive wires engaging the trunk segment and including an electrical connector conductively coupled thereto, the electrical connector having a plurality of electrical contacts configured to couple to a complementary electrical connector so as to receive operating power therefrom, the trunk electrical distribution network configured to conductively provide thereon both the operating power received by the electrical connector and a plurality of lighting control signals;
a plurality of branch segments, each connected to and extending from the trunk segment;
one or more branch electrical distribution networks of conductive wires engaging the plurality of branch segments, and configured to receive, from the trunk electrical distribution system, both operating power and at least a subset of the plurality of lighting control signals, each of the one or more branch electrical distribution networks further configured to superimpose thereon both the received operating power and the received at least a subset of the plurality of the lighting control signals; and
a plurality of independently-controllable lighting elements disposed along and conductively coupled to the one or more branch electrical distribution networks, and each having a local controller configured to control illumination by providing, in response to a corresponding one of the plurality of lighting control signals provided thereto, controlled illumination of the independently controllable lighting element.

US Pat. No. 10,337,642

ACTUATION AND VALVE MECHANISM

RUBICON RESEARCH PTY LTD....

1. A fluid control barrier for a pipe comprising:a bi-foldable barrier member for controlling movement of fluid along the pipe and having a pair of plates with a hinge along their straight edges to allow for opening and closing of said fluid control barrier; and
an actuation mechanism comprising
a threaded screw member having a first thread and a second thread;
a pair of threaded journals;
a first pair of struts and a second pair of struts;
the pair of plates comprising a first plate and a second plate;
the first thread opposing the second thread;
the pair of threaded journals comprising
a first threaded journal threadingly engaged with the first thread and constrained from rotating; and
a second threaded journal threadingly engaged with the second thread and constrained from rotating;
the first pair of struts connecting the threaded journals to the first plate, and the second pair of struts connecting the threaded journals to the second plate, such that rotating the threaded screw member opens and closes the bi-foldable barrier member.

US Pat. No. 10,337,576

BRAKE PAD WEAR SENSOR

TRW AUTOMOTIVE U.S. LLC, ...

1. A brake pad wear measuring system for measuring brake pad wear for a vehicle disc brake system, comprising:a first coil excitable to create a first magnetic field, and a first target associated with the first coil, wherein the first coil and the first target are configured for movement relative to each other in response to application of the disc brake system, the relative movement causing the first target to move within the first magnetic field and affect an inductance of the first coil;
a second coil excitable to create a second magnetic field, and a second target associated with the second coil, wherein the second coil and the second target are configured for movement relative to each other in response to application of the disc brake system, the relative movement causing the second target to move within the second magnetic field and affect the inductance of the second coil;
wherein the first coil and the first target are configured so that the inductance of the first coil increases as brake pad wear increases, and wherein the second coil and the second target are configured so that the inductance of the second coil decreases as brake pad wear increases.

US Pat. No. 10,337,483

ELECTRIC STARTER MOTOR FOR A GAS ENGINE

TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFF...

1. An engine-driven apparatus, comprising:an engine and a power take-off extending from the engine;
a rotatable input shaft coupled to the power take-off, to rotate with the power take-off;
a flywheel fixed to the rotatable input shaft, to rotate with the rotatable input shaft;
a starter gear fixed to an outer surface of the flywheel;
an electric starter motor to couple to and turn the flywheel to start the engine and to decouple from the flywheel after the engine starts;
a primary assembly, operation of which is enabled by using the engine to turn the rotatable input shaft; and
a drive assembly coupled to the starter motor and including:
a drive gear to couple to the flywheel in response to the starter motor starting and to decouple from the flywheel in response to the engine starting, and
a drive spring to cause the drive gear to engage with the starter gear in response to the starter motor starting.

US Pat. No. 10,337,231

BLDC WINDOW LIFT MOTOR SYSTEM

MAGNA CLOSURES INC., New...

1. A power-operated closure system for use in a motor vehicle to move a closure member between open and closed positions, comprising:a drive mechanism coupled to the closure member and operable in a first position for locating the closure member in the open position and operable in a second position for locating the closure member in the closed position; and
a powered actuator unit operable for controlling movement of the drive mechanism between the first and second positions, the powered actuator unit including an actuator housing, a brushless DC (BLDC) electric motor assembly, a geared reduction unit, a controller unit, and a support arrangement all of which are integrated into the actuator housing.

US Pat. No. 10,337,018

ASPARAGINASE MUTANT WITH EFFICIENT EXPRESSION, ACTIVITY AND STABILITY

JIANGNAN UNIVERSITY, Wux...

1. An asparaginase mutant, wherein the amino acid sequence of the asparaginase mutant is set forth in SEQ ID NO: 99, SEQ ID NO: 100, or SEQ ID NO: 101.

US Pat. No. 10,336,911

AMPHIPHILIC GRAFT COPOLYMER FOR WATERBORNE SHAPE MEMORY COATINGS

Syracuse University, Syr...

1. A fiber having a graft copolymer coating thereon, the coating comprising a covalently cross-linked graft copolymer produced by reacting, at room temperature:a graft copolymer comprising a backbone of deacetylized chitosan having a plurality of reactive amino groups and a side chain comprising oligomeric poly (?-caprolactone) grafted onto said backbone, and
a diepoxide linker selected from the group consisting of neopentyl glycol diglycidyl ether (NGDE) and 1,4-butanediol diglycidyl ether (BDGE).

US Pat. No. 10,336,857

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF SILYLATED POLYMERS EMPLOYING A BACKMIXING STEP

Momentive Performance Mat...

1. A silylated polyurethane having the general formula (10)X1g—(R1)[-A1C(?O)A2R4Si(CH3)b(OR5)3-b]a-g  (10)
wherein
each occurrence of X1 is a functional group selected from the group consisting of

 wherein each occurrence of R15 is a monovalent hydrocarbon radical containing from about 1 to about 30 carbon atoms and optionally may contain a heteroatom, each occurrence of R16 is hydrogen, an alkyl group of from 1 to 6 carbon atoms or phenyl, each occurrence of R17 is hydrogen, an alkyl group of from 1 to about 6 carbon atoms or phenyl and the subscript his an integer of from 1 to about 6;
each occurrence of A1 is a functional group selected from the group consisting of —O—, —S— and —NH—;
each occurrence of A2 is a functional group selected from the group consisting of —S—, —NR6, where R6 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, an alkyl group containing 1 to about 10 carbon atoms, cycloalkyl group containing from about 5 to about 10 carbon atoms, an aralkyl group containing from about 7 to about 10 carbon atoms, phenyl and —CH[(C?O)OR7]CHR8C(?O)OR7, where R7 is an alkyl group of from 1 to about 10 carbon atoms, a cycloalkyl group of from about 5 to about 10 carbon atoms, an aryl group of from about 6 to about 10 carbon atoms, and aralkyl group of from about 7 to about 10 carbon atoms and R8 is an alkyl group of from 1 to about 10 carbon atoms, a cycloalkyl group of from about 5 to about 10 carbon atoms, an aryl group of from about 6 to about 10 carbon atoms, and aralkyl group of from about 7 to about 10 carbon atoms;
R1 is an organic group containing from about 50 to about 4,000 carbon atoms and at least one functional group selected from group consisting of —O—, —S—, —OC(?O)NH—, —R2NC(?O)NH—, —C(?O)O—, —OC(?O)O—, —OCHR2O—, —C(?O)NR2— and —NR2—, wherein each occurrence of R2 is independently hydrogen, an alkyl group containing from 1 to about 6 carbon atoms or phenyl;
R4 is a divalent alkylene group containing from 1 to about 10 carbon atoms, a cycloalkylene group containing from about 5 to about 10 carbon atoms and an arylene group containing from about 6 to about 10 carbon atoms;
each occurrence of R5 is an alkyl group of from 1 to about 18 carbon atoms or a —R9(OR10)cOR11, wherein R9 is an alkyl group of from 1 to about 18 carbon atoms, R10 is a divalent alkylene group of from about 2 to about 4 carbon atoms, and R11 is an alkyl group of from 1 to about 10 carbon atoms or —C(?O)R12, where R12 is hydrogen, or an alkyl group of from 1 to about 6 carbon atoms, and
the subscripts a, b, c and h are integers wherein a is 1 to about 5, b is 0 to about 2, c is 0 to about 5 and g is 1, with the provisos that (i) a-g is greater than or equal to 1, and (ii) when A1 is —O— or —S—, then A2 is —NH—.

US Pat. No. 10,336,590

LINE TRACTION FOR A MOTORIZED LIFTING/PULLING DEVICE

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. An apparatus comprising:a motor;
a drum rotated by the motor to draw in or let out a line from the drum, the drum comprising a groove formed in an outer surface thereof to accommodate the line; and
a roller tracking and extending into the groove immediately over the line in order to push the line into the groove, wherein the roller comprises a concave indentation around a circumferential surface of the roller such that the line fits within the concave indentation and traction between the roller and the line is increased.

US Pat. No. 10,336,568

DE-COILING CONE

The ESAB Group Inc., Flo...

1. A system for dispensing weld wire comprising:a container;
a coil of weld wire disposed within the container; and
a de-coiling cone disposed within the container above the coil of weld wire, the de-coiling cone including an inner ring, an outer ring, and a plurality of legs;
wherein the inner ring is connected with the outer ring;
wherein each of the plurality of legs includes a horizontal leg portion extending outwardly from the outer ring and a backwardly bent leg portion coupled with the horizontal leg portion; and
wherein a gap between a tip of the backwardly bent leg portion and the horizontal leg portion of the leg is less than a vertical distance between the inner and outer rings.

US Pat. No. 10,336,505

PACKAGE WITH A MULTI-PIECE HANDLE

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A package for storing and carrying a product, the package comprising:(a) a rigid package body for storing a product therein, the rigid package body having at least six faces and a reclosable opening on a face of the rigid package body to allow removal of the product; and
(b) a handle, for carrying the package, being attached to the package body and positioned over the reclosable opening, the handle having:
(i) a first strap including a first end and a second end, the first end being attached to one face of the package body;
(ii) a second strap including a first end and a second end, the first end being attached to another face of the package body, the other face of the package body being opposite to the face that is attached to the first strap; and
(iii) a connection portion on the second end of the second strap, the connection portion being detachably engageable with the second end of the first strap and comprising a pressure sensitive adhesive to detachably engage the second end of the first strap.

US Pat. No. 10,336,402

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OPERATING AN ELECTRIC BICYCLE

CPT Zwei GmbH, Nuremberg...

1. A method for operating an electric bicycle having an electric motor and a transmission having at least two gears, the method comprising:ascertaining, at a control unit in communication with the electric motor and the transmission, an instantaneous pedal frequency, which is generated by a user of the electric bicycle;
checking, by the control unit, whether the ascertained instantaneous pedal frequency within a predetermined pedal frequency interval;
ascertaining, at the control unit, an instantaneous travel speed of the electric bicycle based on torque data or rotational speed data received from a torque sensor or a rotational speed sensor respectively, the torque sensor and the rotational speed sensor in communication with the control unit;
ascertaining, at the control unit, at least two gears of the transmission within the predetermined pedal frequency interval depending on the ascertained travel speed;
ascertaining, at the control unit, a respective power of the electric motor for each of the at least two gears ascertained;
ascertaining, at the control unit, the lowest ascertained power of the electric motor by comparing the at least two ascertained powers of the electric motor;
ascertaining, at the control unit, the gear of the transmission associated with the lower power; and
outputting, from the control unit, a signal including information associated with the ascertained gear of the transmission associated with the lower power.
US Pat. No. 10,336,925

POLYESTER POLYOLS FOR REACTIVE HOT-MELT ADHESIVES

RESINATE MATERIALS GROUP,...

1. A semi-crystalline polyester polyol comprising recurring units of:(a) a C2-C10 aliphatic diol;
(b) a C8-C24 aliphatic dicarboxylic acid; and
(c) (i) an aromatic dicarboxylic acid source consisting of recycled polyethylene terephthalate,
(ii) bisphenol A polycarbonate, or
(iii) a combination of (i) and (ii);
wherein 5 to 15 wt. % of the recycled polyethylene terephthalate or the bisphenol A polycarbonate is used based on the combined amounts of components (b) and (c);
wherein the polyol has a hydroxyl number within the range of 14 to 112 mg KOH/g;
and wherein the polyol has a crystallization temperature within the range of ?20° C. to 35° C. as measured by differential scanning calorimetry during a heating or cooling cycle at 10° C. per minute.
US Pat. No. 10,336,958

SUSTAINABLE BASE OILS FOR LUBRICANTS

RESINATE MATERIALS GROUP,...

1. A method which comprises formulating a lubricant composition comprising 0.1 to 5 wt. %, based on the amount of lubricant composition, of an anti-wear agent, and a polyester base oil, the base oil comprising recurring units from: (a) a digested thermoplastic polyester selected from the group consisting of polyethylene terephthalate, glycol-modified polyethylene terephthalate, polybutylene terephthalate, and combinations thereof; (b) a low-molecular-weight polyol; and (c) a monofunctional C8-C24 fatty acid; wherein the base oil has a number-average molecular weight within the range of 300 to 5000 g/mol, a hydroxyl value less than 50 mg KOH/g, and a viscosity at 40° C. less than 5000 cSt, wherein the lubricant composition has an average ball scar diameter as measured by ASTM D4172 less than 0.5 mm.
US Pat. No. 10,337,061

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROCESSING POLYNUCLEOTIDES

10X GENOMICS, INC., Plea...

1. A method for nucleic acid sequencing, comprising:(a) co-partitioning a plurality of beads and a plurality of primers in a plurality of droplets, wherein a droplet of said plurality of droplets comprises (i) a ribonucleic acid (RNA) molecule comprising a nucleic acid sequence, (ii) a primer from said plurality of primers, and (iii) a bead from said plurality of beads, wherein said bead comprises a nucleic acid barcode molecule coupled thereto, and wherein said nucleic acid barcode molecule comprises a barcode sequence;
(b) hybridizing said primer to a region at a 3? end of said RNA molecule;
(c) using an enzyme to extend said primer to generate a nucleic acid product comprising a sequence corresponding to said nucleic acid sequence of said RNA molecule, wherein said enzyme incorporates an end sequence at a 3? end of said nucleic acid product that is complementary to said nucleic acid barcode molecule;
(d) hybridizing said nucleic acid barcode molecule to said nucleic acid product generated in (c) and extending said nucleic acid product using said nucleic acid barcode molecule as a template, to generate a barcoded nucleic acid molecule comprising, from a 5? end to a 3? end, (1) said sequence corresponding to said nucleic acid sequence of said RNA molecule and (2) a complement of said barcode sequence; and
(e) sequencing said barcoded nucleic acid molecule or derivative thereof,
wherein, after (a), said nucleic acid barcode molecule is released from said bead.
US Pat. No. 10,337,063

METHODS FOR ANALYZING NUCLEIC ACIDS FROM SINGLE CELLS

10X GENOMICS, INC., Plea...

1. An array for multiplexed nucleic acid analysis, comprising:a solid support having a plurality of beads disposed thereon, wherein the beads are covalently attached to a plurality of oligonucleotide tags, and wherein an oligonucleotide tag of said plurality of oligonucleotide tags comprises:
(a) a first tag sequence configured to distinguish a sample polynucleotide originating from a cell from sample polynucleotides originating from other cells; and
(b) a second tag sequence configured to distinguish said sample polynucleotide from other sample polynucleotide from the same cell and having the same sequence as said sample polynucleotide.

US Pat. No. 10,342,098

KIT FOR ILLUMINATING A ROOM

1. A kit for illuminating a room when a door is completely opened, the kit comprising:a two-part contact switch comprising:
a door contact switch, connected to one member of a connection set consisting of the door and a structure connected to the door; and
a contact switch having a contact surface, configured to be mounted on one member of a mounted set consisting of a door track railing, a door opener track, and operator system; wherein an edge of the door contact switch rests upon the one member of the mounted set when the door is completely opened;
a light electrically connected to the door contact switch and mounted on an interior of the door; and
a power source electrically connected to the contact switch;
wherein when the door is completely opened, the contact surface of the contact switch makes contact with the door contact switch that completes a circuit, powers the light, in turn, illuminating the room.

US Pat. No. 10,342,090

ILLUMINATED DOORKNOB AND LOCKSET

1. An illuminated doorknob comprising:a housing configured to be secured to a door in place of a doorknob, said housing comprising a rose and a knob;
a light sensor in said housing configured to generate a signal upon a certain light level being detected;
a motion sensor in said housing configured to generate a signal on detecting movement of individual towards said housing;
a light emitting diode configured to illuminate said knob on receiving said signals from said motion sensor and said light sensor; and
a battery to provide electrical current said light sensor, said motion sensor, and said light emitting diode.

US Pat. No. 10,342,089

CONSTANT CURRENT DEVICE AND HEAT DISPERSION MODULE THEREOF

CHICONY POWER TECHNOLOGY ...

1. A constant current device with adaptive distribution of power dissipation, used for stabilizing a current of a light emitting unit, the light emitting unit being electrically connected to a power supply, the constant current device comprising:a current regulating unit, which is electrically connected to the light emitting unit; and
a first heat dispersion module, comprising:
a first impedance element, which is electrically connected between the current regulating unit and a ground;
a first detection control unit, which is electrically connected to the light emitting unit, for detecting a node voltage value between the light emitting unit and the current regulating unit;
a first switch unit, which is electrically connected to the first detection control unit, the current regulating unit and the ground, the first switch unit being controlled by the first detection control unit to switch between an on-state and an open state according to the node voltage value; when the first switch unit is in the on-state, a current of the current regulating unit is conducted to the ground via the first switch unit; when the first switch unit is in the open state, the current of the current regulating unit is conducted to the ground via the first impedance element; and
a first feedback unit, which is electrically connected between the first switch unit and the first detection control unit, causing the first switch unit to exhibit hysteresis when changing between the on-state and the open state.

US Pat. No. 10,342,071

COMMUNICATION DEVICE, NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING COMPUTER-READABLE INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMMUNICATION DEVICE, AND METHOD EXECUTED BY COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A communication device comprising:a first wireless interface;
a second wireless interface different from the first wireless interface, wherein a communication speed of a wireless communication via the second wireless interface is slower than a communication speed of a wireless communication via the first wireless interface;
a processor; and
a memory storing computer-readable instructions therein, the computer-readable instructions, when executed by the processor, causing the communication device to:
shift an operation state of the communication device from a child station state for operating as a child station of a first wireless network to a specific state different from the child station state, in a case where a first wireless connection with a second external device is established via the second wireless interface under a predetermined state,
the predetermined state being a state where the communication device is participating, as the child station, in the first wireless network in which a first external device different from the second external device is a parent station, and
the first wireless network being for executing a wireless communication via the first wireless interface;
receive a request signal from the second external device via the first wireless interface after the operation state of the communication device has been shifted to the specific state, the request signal being for requesting the communication device to establish a wireless connection via the first wireless interface; and
establish a second wireless connection with the second external device via the first wireless interface so as to belong to a second wireless network for executing a wireless communication via the first wireless interface, in a case where the request signal is received from the second external device.

US Pat. No. 10,342,066

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DUAL CONNECTIVITY MANAGEMENT

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. An apparatus comprising:at least one processor;
memory storing a program of instructions;
wherein the memory storing the program of instructions is configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to at least:
at a master base station belonging to a wireless communication network comprising the master base station and a secondary cell group comprising at least one secondary base station, configure one or more secondary cell group bearers for a secondary base station, wherein configuring the secondary cell group bearer comprises configuring an inactivity timer for the secondary cell group, and wherein the inactivity timer is configured to indicate that, if no activity has occurred on the secondary cell group bearer during pendency of the inactivity timer, the secondary cell group bearer is to be released; and
signal the configuration to the secondary base station.

US Pat. No. 10,342,063

ACTIVATION OF DRX PARAMETERS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, implemented by a mobile device, of changing the discontinuous reception (DRX) configuration for a connection between a mobile device and a base station, the method comprising:receiving, from the base station, a control message indicating updated configuration parameters for the connection with the base station;
sending, by the mobile device, an acknowledgement of the control message;
continuing to use a current DRX configuration for the connection after receipt of the control message until a subsequent on duration of a DRX cycle according to the current DRX configuration has occurred, wherein length of the DRX cycle according to the updated configuration parameters is different from length of the DRX cycle according to the current DRX configuration;
computing a new DRX start offset for the updated DRX configuration as a function of a current DRX start offset for the current DRX configuration;
applying the updated configuration parameters for the connection in the subsequent on duration of the DRX cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,342,062

TECHNOLOGIES FOR A LOCAL NETWORK POWER MANAGEMENT PROTOCOL

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A computing device for network power management, the computing device comprising:a power state manager to determine whether to trigger a network power down state; and
a network power manager to (i) advertise an active-to-network-power-down transition state to a local network in response to a determination to trigger the network power down state, (ii) determine whether any peer device of the local network rejected or aborted the network power down state within a predetermined rejection time period in response to advertisement of the active-to-network-power-down transition state, (iii) advertise the network power down state to the local network in response to a determination that no peer device rejected or aborted the network power down state, (iv) determine whether any peer device of the local network rejected the network power down state within a predetermined propagation time period in response to advertisement of the network power down state, and (vi) enter the network power down state in response to a determination that no peer device rejected the network power down state.

US Pat. No. 10,342,061

RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A radio communication system comprising:at least one user equipment;
multiple base stations comprising a first base station that executes radio resource control of the user equipment through a control path, and a second base station that does not execute radio resource control of the user equipment;
multiple gateways comprising a first gateway connected with the first base station, and a second gateway connected with the second base station; and
a switching station that controls establishment of user paths among nodes,
the switching station comprising:
a switching station controller that decides whether or not a gateway through which communication executed by the user equipment should be routed is the first gateway,
wherein the switching station controller further, in a case in which the user equipment has executed communication via a logical session involving a first user path established between the second gateway and the second base station and a second user path established between the second base station and the user equipment, and in a case in which the switching station controller decides that the gateway through which communication executed by the user equipment should be routed is the first gateway, controls the first base station so as to release the second user path and so as to establish a third user path between the user equipment and the first base station,
the first base station comprising:
a first base station controller that controls the user equipment so as to establish the third user path on the basis of control by the switching station controller,
wherein the switching station controller controls the second gateway and the second base station so as to release the first user path after establishment of the third user path,
wherein the switching station controller transmits a second user path modification request message to the first base station in a case in which the switching station controller decides that the gateway through which communication executed by the user equipment should be routed is the second gateway, the second user path modification request message requesting release of the second user path,
wherein the first base station controller transmits a radio setting message to the user equipment upon receiving the second user path modification request message, the radio setting message requesting release of the second user path,
wherein the user equipment comprises a user equipment controller that, upon receiving the radio setting message, releases the second user path and transmits a radio setting completion message to the first base station, the radio setting completion message indicating that the second user path has been released and requesting establishment of the third user path, and
wherein the first base station controller establishes the third user path between the first base station and the user equipment, and transmits to the switching station a second user path modification response message indicating that the third user path has been established.

US Pat. No. 10,342,059

WIRELESS INTERNET SYSTEM AND METHOD

Barkan Wireless Access Te...

1. A computing device comprising:at least one wireless interface adapted to wirelessly connect the computing device to an IP based network via a first wireless interface using a first interface identifier;
a user interface adapted to allow a user of the computing device to interact with destinations over the IP based network, through the first wireless interface, using a first public IP address associated with the computing device; and
wherein the computing device is adapted to operate as a second wireless interface and to:
wirelessly communicate with other wireless enabled computing devices to provide a given device of the other wireless enabled computing devices with access to the IP based network by serving the given device as the second wireless interface having a second interface identifier, distinct from the first interface identifier, and providing the given device access to the network via the first wireless interface; and
forward data traffic from the given device, through the computing device, through the first wireless interface, through the IP network, to a proxy server, such that the proxy server acts as a proxy of the given device and the given device operates on the network using a second public IP address distinct from the first public IP address, with the second public IP address associated with the given device.

US Pat. No. 10,342,056

METHOD AND DEVICE WHEREBY DEVICE-TO-DEVICE TERMINAL TRANSMITS DISCOVERY SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting a discovery signal by a device-to-device (D2D) user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:determining a size of a sub-period, by the D2D UE, based on a buffer size of a D2D UE receiving the discovery signal in a discovery period; and
transmitting the discovery signal for each of a plurality of sub-periods related with the determined size,
wherein the discovery period is divided into the plurality of the plurality of sub-periods,
wherein the size of the sub-period is determined to minimize the number of subframes not contained in any sub-period in the discovery period, and
wherein the size of the sub-period is determined as follows:

wherein Nbuffer corresponds to the number of subframes stored in the buffer, wherein M corresponds to a size of a sub-period, wherein M? corresponds to a size of the determined sub-period, wherein m corresponds to the number of repetition of the discovery signal, and wherein NP corresponds to the number of subframes contained in a discovery period.

US Pat. No. 10,342,054

IP ADDRESS ASSIGNMENT FOR A UE IN 3GPP

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method performed in a user equipment (UE) for data communication in a 3GPP network via an access point name (APN) capable of providing support for packet data network (PDN) connectivity, the method comprising the steps of:requesting dual stack PDN connectivity from a gateway, wherein the gateway is configured to support both Internet Protocol (IP) version 4 (IPv4) and IP version 6 (IPv6) and the gateway is further configured to use single address bearers only; and
in response to the request for dual stack PDN connectivity:
receiving a single IP address, wherein the received IP address is one of: i) an IPv4 address and ii) an IPv6 address; and
receiving, from the gateway configured to support both IPv4 and IPv6, a cause code indicating one of: i) that only PDN type IPv4 is allowed for the requested PDN connectivity and ii) that only PDN type IPv6 is allowed for the requested PDN connectivity;
wherein the UE responds to the cause code by refraining from requesting a second IP address in addition to the received single IP address.

US Pat. No. 10,342,052

CLIENT STEERING FOR A WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK

QUANTENNA COMMUNICATIONS,...

1. A method for operating a wireless access point (WAP) selected communication channel on a wireless local area network (WLAN); and the method comprising the acts of:accumulating proximity records over multiple time periods for each station that associates with the WAP, wherein a proximity record includes proximity metrics including at least a dwell time of each station relative to the WAP;
in response to receiving an association request at a current time period from a given station:
analyzing current proximity metrics from the request with the accumulated proximity records for the given station to predict proximity states and associated connectivity options;
determining a probability for each of the predicted proximity states based on a predicted dwell time for the given station at its current proximity to the WAP in view of the analyzed proximity records associated with the given station; and
in response to a highest determined probability exceeding a threshold for the current time period, controlling the WAP to enable a communication link for the given station based on a connectivity option associated with the predicted proximity state with the highest determined probability.

US Pat. No. 10,342,051

DEVICE AND METHOD OF HANDLING LONG TERM EVOLUTION-WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK AGGREGATION

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A communication device of enabling long term evolution (LTE)-Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) aggregation, comprising:a storage device; and
a processing circuit, coupled to the storage device, wherein the storage device stores, and the processing circuit is configured to execute instructions of:
transmitting a first message indicating support of LTE-WLAN aggregation to a base station (BS) via LTE communication, when a WLAN function of the communication device is not enabled by an operating system of the communication device;
receiving a first configuration message configuring the LTE-WLAN aggregation from the BS via the LTE communication;
receiving at least one first LTE packet from the BS via the WLAN configured by a WLAN configuration in the first configuration message; and
transmitting a notification message indicating that a connection to the WLAN is lost or requesting the BS to release the WLAN configuration to the BS via the LTE communication, when the WLAN function of the communication device is enabled by the operating system of the communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,342,047

REVERSE DIRECTION FOR MULTI-USER MULTIPLE INPUT MULTIPLE OUTPUT COMMUNICATIONS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A device, the device comprising a memory and a processing circuitry configured to:determine a first reverse direction indication to be included in a frame for transmission to one or more devices in a multi-user multiple input multiple output (MU-MIMO) communication;
cause to wirelessly transmit the frame to a first device of the one or more devices; identify an acknowledgment frame received from the first device, wherein the acknowledgement frame includes at least in part an indication of one or more aggregated data frames;
aggregate a quality of service (QoS) Null Frame with an acknowledgment request frame to generate an aggregated frame, wherein a second reverse direction is included in the QoS Null Frame to indicate that a second station device is permitted to send uplink data; and
cause to send the aggregated frame to a second device of the one or more devices.

US Pat. No. 10,342,046

SENDING REQUEST MESSAGE BASED ON RECEIVED ANNOUCEMENTS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A device, the device comprising memory and processing circuitry, configured to:identify a transmitter announcement received from a first device;
identify a receiver announcement received from a second device;
determine the receiver announcement is below a predetermined threshold, wherein the predetermined threshold is associated with a power level of the receiver announcement;
cause to send a request message to transmit to a third device based at least in part on a predetermined threshold associated with the receiver announcement;
identify an indication that the third device is able to receive one or more packets from the device; and
cause to send the one or more packets to the third device.

US Pat. No. 10,342,044

LATENCY REDUCTION TECHNIQUES FOR LTE TRANSMISSION IN UNLICENSED SPECTRUM

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication in a wireless communication system including listen-before-talk (LBT) access for transmissions, comprising:establishing, by a wireless communication device, a dedicated ultra-low latency (ULL) data bearer having LBT access rules for accessing at least a portion of an unlicensed frequency spectrum served by the wireless communication system, wherein the LBT access rules allow channel access with a faster access priority than control and signal traffic;
receiving, at the wireless communication device, ULL data for transmission;
mapping, by the wireless communication device, the ULL data for transmission to the dedicated ULL data bearer based at least on the LBT access rules; and
performing, by the wireless communication device, channel selection in the portion of the unlicensed frequency spectrum using the LBT access rules to identify a channel to use for transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,342,039

TERMINAL, BASE STATION, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT AND SIGNAL TRANSMISSION CONTROL METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. An integrated circuit to control a process, the process comprising:in response to receiving downlink assignment information in a first control channel on a Control Channel Element (CCE) of a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) region, wherein the downlink assignment information indicates a resource in a primary cell,
receiving first downlink data on the resource in the primary cell indicated by the downlink assignment information,
receiving second downlink data in a secondary cell,
generating response signals for the first downlink data and the second downlink data, and
transmitting the response signals on one of a first set of uplink resources including a first resource, the first resource determined by a first method, wherein the first method determines the first resource based on an index of the CCE of the PDCCH region on which the downlink assignment information is received; and
in response to receiving the downlink assignment information in a second control channel different from the first control channel,
receiving the first downlink data on the resource in the primary cell indicated by the downlink assignment information,
receiving the second downlink data in the secondary cell,
generating response signals for the first downlink data and the second downlink data, and
transmitting the response signals on one of a second set of uplink resources including a second resource, the second resource determined by a second method different from the first method.

US Pat. No. 10,342,038

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SCHEDULING MULTIPLE UPLINK GRANTS OF DIFFERENT TYPES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication in a wireless communication network for a scheduling entity to communicate with a set of one or more scheduled entities, the method comprising:allocating a first set of resource elements for use by a scheduled entity of the set of one or more scheduled entities in accordance with a first uplink grant of a first type of semi-persistent scheduling;
allocating a second set of resource elements for use by the scheduled entity in accordance with a second uplink grant of a second type of semi-persistent scheduling, wherein the first type of semi-persistent scheduling comprises dedicated semi-persistent scheduling and the second type of semi-persistent scheduling comprises contention-based semi-persistent scheduling;
allocating a third set of resource elements for use by the scheduled entity in accordance with a third uplink grant, wherein the third uplink grant comprises a dynamic scheduling grant;
configuring the scheduled entity with first semi-persistent scheduling configuration parameters for the first uplink grant;
activating the first type of semi-persistent scheduling for the scheduled entity to enable the scheduled entity to utilize the first uplink grant based on the first semi-persistent scheduling configuration parameters;
configuring the scheduled entity with second semi-persistent scheduling configuration parameters for the second uplink grant;
activating the second type of semi-persistent scheduling to enable the scheduled entity to utilize the second uplink grant based on the second semi-persistent scheduling configuration parameters; and
transmitting scheduling information corresponding to the first uplink grant, the second uplink grant and the third uplink grant to the scheduled entity;
wherein the scheduled entity is simultaneously configured with the first uplink grant, the second uplink grant, and the third uplink grant.

US Pat. No. 10,342,033

MAC MULTIPLEXING AND TFC SELECTION PROCEDURE FOR ENHANCED UPLINK

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) comprising:at least one circuit configured to receive at least one serving grant and at least one non-scheduled grant, wherein the at least one serving grant is a grant for scheduled data transmission and the at least one non-scheduled grant is a grant for non-scheduled data transmission;
the at least one circuit configured to determine supported enhanced dedicated channel transport format combinations (E-TFCs) within a E-TFC set (E-TFCS) based on a remaining transmit power for enhanced uplink (EU) transmission; and
the at least one circuit configured to limit medium access control for dedicated channel (MAC-d) flow data multiplexed into a medium access control for enhanced uplink (MAC-e) protocol data unit (PDU) to a largest E-TFC size that is smaller than a size of MAC-d flow data allowed by the received serving and non-scheduled grants and available for transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,342,032

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR STREAMING CONTROL DATA IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

NXP USA, Inc., Austin, T...

1. A method of interfacing in a base station in a mobile communication system, the base station comprising radio units and at least one controller unit for controlling the radio units, different types of the radio units including at least one radio equipment unit coupled to at least one antenna and at least one radio equipment controller unit for controlling the radio equipment unit, the radio units having a common public radio interface for streaming data samples and control data arranged in lanes corresponding to antenna signals and a serial interface for transferring packets separate from the common public radio interface, the method comprising:transferring, between a first radio unit and a further unit, selected control data arranged in packets via the serial interface, the selected control data corresponding to control data streamed between the first radio unit and a preceding radio unit via the common public radio interface;
in the first radio unit, arranging in packets the selected control data to be transmitted via the serial interface to the further unit, bypassing processing of the control data in the first radio unit;
receiving an interrupt packet by an interrupt unit in the first radio unit or the further unit, the interrupt unit triggering further processing of the selected control data upon receipt of the interrupt packet; and
in the further unit, processing the selected control data arranged in packets received via the serial interface.

US Pat. No. 10,342,031

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD AND DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A data transmission method, comprising:determining, by a first device, a clear channel assessment (CCA) start moment at which a CCA is performed to determine whether a channel is idle or occupied;
determining, by the first device, a CCA interval, wherein the CCA interval is a time interval between two adjacent CCAs, and a time interval between any two adjacent CCAs is less than a preconfigured data frame period, the preconfigured data frame period including a channel occupancy period and a channel idle period;
performing, by the first device, a CCA process according to the CCA start moment and the CCA interval; and
sending, by the first device, data at an end moment of the CCA process,
wherein the determining, by the first device, the CCA start moment at which the CCA is performed comprises:
determining, by the first device, an end moment of a Qth second time length that is after an end moment of data transmission as the CCA start moment,
Q is zero or a positive integer, and
a sum of the Q second time lengths is not greater than the preconfigured data frame period.

US Pat. No. 10,342,030

NETWORK OPTIMIZATION METHOD FOR LARGE-SCALE MIMO NETWORK AND BASE STATION THEREOF

SHANGHAI RESEARCH CENTER ...

1. A network optimization method for a large-scale MIMO network, comprising the following step:after obtaining a user minimum SINR threshold in a preset cell, a base station selects a specific user, and estimates a SINR estimate of the specific user; the SINR estimate of the specific user is calculated according to the following formula:

wherein T is a total transmitting power of the base station, N is a noise power, P is second-stage precoding, I is inter-cell interference and intra-cell interference, and a rank of PPH is a quantity K of scheduled users:
the base station schedules the users according to the user minimum SINR threshold, to have a cell-system spectral efficiency of the preset cell at a specific moment to approximate or reach a maximum value.

US Pat. No. 10,342,016

RADIO STATION, RADIO TERMINAL APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR THESE

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A radio station comprising:at least one radio transceiver; and
at least one processor coupled to the at least one radio transceiver,
wherein the at least one processor is configured to allocate a first plurality of time-frequency resources and a second plurality of time-frequency resources to at least one radio terminal,
the first plurality of time-frequency resources are used to transmit or receive a first transport block in accordance with a first transmission time interval (TTI),
the first TTI is equal to a duration of one subframe,
a duration of the first plurality of time-frequency resources corresponds to the duration of one subframe,
the second plurality of time-frequency resources are used to transmit or receive a second transport block in accordance with a second TTI,
the second TTI is shorter than the duration of one subframe, and
a duration of the second plurality of time-frequency resources is shorter than the duration of one subframe,
wherein the at least one processor is configured to allocate, to the at least one radio terminal, a third plurality of time-frequency resources used to transmit uplink control information containing an allocation request for the first plurality of time-frequency resources,
wherein the at least one processor is configured to allocate, to the at least one radio terminal, a fourth plurality of time-frequency resources used to transmit uplink control information containing an allocation request for the second plurality of time-frequency resources,
wherein a duration of the third plurality of time-frequency resources corresponds to the duration of one subframe, and
wherein a duration of the fourth plurality of time-frequency resources is shorter than the duration of one subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,342,015

SCHEDULING FOR HALF-DUPLEX USER EQUIPMENT

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method at a network node, comprising:identifying a fixed periodic pattern to be used for scheduling a half-duplex user equipment, the fixed periodic pattern defining a sequence of at least one downlink subframe, then at least one guard period, and then at least one uplink subframe;
performing downlink assignments for the network node according to the fixed periodic pattern; and
transmitting uplink grants to the user equipment according to the fixed periodic pattern,
wherein the fixed periodic pattern defines a sequence of twelve consecutive subframes, including a downlink subframe followed by a guard subframe, then six uplink subframes, then two guard subframes, and then two downlink subframes.

US Pat. No. 10,342,013

NEIGHBOR AWARENESS NETWORKING RANGING

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A wireless device, comprising:at least one antenna;
at least one radio communicatively coupled to the antenna and configured to perform Wi-Fi communication with a Wi-Fi access point;
at least one processor communicatively coupled to the at least one radio, wherein the wireless device is configured to perform voice and/or data communications;
wherein the at least one processor is configured to cause the wireless device to:
transmit a first service discovery frame (SDF) comprising first information to a neighboring wireless device, wherein the first information comprises a service descriptor, first scheduling preferences comprised in a first current availability schedule and a first preferred availability schedule, and a first ranging role, each associated with the wireless device, wherein the first ranging role indicates whether the wireless device is capable of ranging initiation, and wherein the first ranging role, is based, at least in part, on whether the wireless device is a publisher of a service instance indicated by the service descriptor or a subscriber to the service instance indicated by the service descriptor;
receive a second SDF comprising second information from the neighboring wireless device, wherein the second information comprises the service descriptor, second scheduling preferences comprised in a second current availability schedule and a second preferred availability schedule, and a second ranging role, each associated with the neighboring wireless device, wherein the second ranging role indicates whether the neighboring wireless device is capable of ranging initiation, and wherein the second ranging role, is based, at least in part, on whether the neighboring wireless device is a publisher of the service instance indicated by the service descriptor or a subscriber to the service instance indicated by the service descriptor; and
perform a ranging procedure with the neighboring wireless device based on the first and second scheduling preferences and the first and second ranging roles.

US Pat. No. 10,342,010

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO REDUCE RADIO RESOURCE OVERHEAD ASSOCIATED WITH INTERMITTENT TRAFFIC

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A Node B comprising:a receiver configured to receive a channel acquisition request from a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU);
a transmitter configured to transmit a resource allocation to the WTRU, wherein the resource allocation includes a common Enhanced Dedicated Channel (E-DCH) resource;
the transmitter and the receiver configured to communicate with the WTRU using the common E-DCH resource; and
the transmitter configured to transmit a release command for releasing the common E-DCH resource on an E-DCH Absolute Grant Channel (E-AGCH).

US Pat. No. 10,342,009

FACILITATING PHYSICAL DOWNLINK SHARED CHANNEL RESOURCE ELEMENT MAPPING INDICATOR

1. An apparatus, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
employing hybrid channel signaling between a base station device and a mobile device of mobile devices, wherein the employing comprises:
determining whether to override a first type of information transmitted for downlink channel signaling with a second type of information for the downlink channel signaling, wherein the first type of information is associated with a first physical resource block group of physical resource blocks for a first resource element mapping pattern for the mobile devices and wherein the second type of information is associated with a second physical resource block group of the physical resource blocks for a second resource element mapping pattern for a group of the mobile devices; and
transmitting the second type of information.

US Pat. No. 10,342,007

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FAST ASSISTIVE TRANSMISSION OPERATION

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) comprising:a processor; and
a receiver; and
the receiver configured to receive a first physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) of a first cell of a first network node and to receive a second PDCCH of a second cell of a second network node, wherein the first cell and the second cell have different carrier frequencies, wherein the first PDCCH is associated with a first radio network terminal identifier (RNTI) and includes a first modulation and coding set (MCS), wherein the second PDCCH is associated with a second RNTI and includes a second MCS, wherein the first and the second RNTI are different and the first and the second MCS are different;
the receiver is further configured to receive a first physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) of the first cell based on the first PDCCH and to receive a second PDSCH of the second cell based on the second PDCCH, wherein the reception of the first PDSCH and the second PDSCH overlap in time.

US Pat. No. 10,342,004

TERMINAL DEVICE, BASE STATION DEVICE, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING DCI FORMAT WHICH INCLUDES HARQ INFORMATION

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal device comprising:a processor;
memory in electronic communication with the processor;
instructions stored in the memory, the instructions being executable to:
receive, by reception circuitry, a control channel including a Downlink Control Information (DCI) format; and
transmit, by transmission circuitry, a Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH),
wherein the DCI format includes an uplink index and information for indicating a Hybrid Automatic Repeat reQuest (HARQ) process number,
the transmission circuitry, in a case that a first bit of the uplink index is set to 1, adjusts the PUSCH transmission to a first subframe,
the transmission circuitry, in a case that a second bit of the uplink index is set to 1, adjusts the PUSCH transmission to a second subframe, and
the HARQ process number of the PUSCH corresponding to the second bit is determined based on at least whether or not both the first bit and the second bit are set to 1 and the information for indicating the HARQ process number, wherein
in a case that both the first bit of the uplink index and the second bit of the uplink index are set to 1, the HARQ process number of the PUSCH corresponding to the second bit being a first value different from a second value is indicated by the information for indicating the HARQ process number, the first value is determined based on the second value.

US Pat. No. 10,342,002

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING WIRELESS SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of performing communication by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving first layer 1 (L1) information related to M (M?N) number of unlicensed band cells (UCells) to which a downlink resource is temporarily set among N number of UCells from an eNB;
receiving second L1 information related to a maximum number of K of UCells that the UE is able to aggregate;
aggregating all of the M number of UCells, when K is no less than M;
aggregating K number of UCells selected by the UE from the N number of UCells based on a predetermined rule, without an indication from the eNB related to the selected K number of UCells, when K is less than M; and
performing communication with the eNB using the aggregated UCells.

US Pat. No. 10,342,001

BASE STATION AND USER EQUIPMENT HAVING ON-DEMAND SIGNALLING MECHANISM IN DIRECTIONAL WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A base stations, comprising:a transmitter;
a receiver; and
a processing circuit coupled to the transmitter and the receiver and is configured at least to:
transmit, via the transmitter, a service configuration to start an on-demand transmission;
configure a control signaling to schedule a schedulable resource based or the service configuration in response to starting the on-demand transmission; and
transmit, via the transmitter, the control signaling to an external base station for triggering reference signals of the external base station to transmit the scheduled schedulable resource, wherein the reference signals are aperiodic and directional:
wherein the service configuration indicates a user equipment (UE) to be scheduled for service,
wherein the control signaling comprises beam configuration and reference signal configuration for the UE,
wherein the reference signals are produced by the external base station according to the control signaling.

US Pat. No. 10,342,000

CONTROL INFORMATION SENDING METHOD AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

3. A method of sending control information comprising:obtaining a control information indication message from a first standard network, wherein the control information indication message is used to instruct a second standard network to substitutively send control information of the first standard network, and the control information indication message comprises a substitutively sending request message that carries substitutively sent content, or comprises the control information of the first standard network to be sent to a client over the first standard network, wherein the obtaining a control information indication message from a first standard network comprises:
receiving a network status parameter, wherein the network status parameter is periodically sent by an access point of the first standard network; and/or
detecting location information of the access point of the first standard network;
selecting the second standard network from one or more other networks that constitute a heterogeneous network with the first standard network; and
sending the control information indication message to the second standard network, wherein the second standard network is used to send the control information of the first standard network to the client according to the control information indication message, wherein the sending the control information indication message to the second standard network comprises:
sending the control information indication message to an access point of the second standard network in a preset cycle; or
sending the control information indication message to an access point of the second standard network after a control information indication message sending request sent by the access point of the second standard network is received.

US Pat. No. 10,341,963

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING RADIO FREQUENCY TRANSMIT POWER OF NODES IN A NETWORK OF MOVING THINGS

VENIAM, INC., Mountain V...

1. A method of operating a first node of a wireless network comprising a plurality of nodes, the method comprising:in the first node,
maintaining, for a certain period of time, at least one adjustable radio frequency (RF) transmit power level corresponding to each node of a collection of nodes of the plurality of nodes;
receiving a packet for transmission to a second node of the plurality of nodes;
determining whether at least one adjustable RF transmit power level corresponding to the second node is maintained at the first node;
wirelessly transmitting the received packet to the second node using a first RF transmit power level calculated from RF transmit power level information wirelessly shared with the first node via reports sent by one or more other nodes of the plurality of nodes, if the first node determines that at least one adjustable RF transmit power level corresponding to the second node is not maintained at the first node; and
selecting a second RF transmit power level from the at least one adjustable RF transmit power level corresponding to the second node and wirelessly transmitting the received packet to the second node using the second RF transmit power level, if the first node determines that at least one adjustable RF transmit power level corresponding to the second node is maintained at the first node.

US Pat. No. 10,341,939

METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING WIRELESS AP, SERVER, SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER STORAGE MEDIUM

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. A method for identifying a wireless access point (AP) performed at a computer server having one or more processors and memory storing one or more programs to be executed by the one or more processors, wherein the computer server is communicatively connected to a plurality of terminal devices, the method comprising:obtaining, from the plurality of terminal devices, network connection information of the plurality of terminal devices, the network connection information comprising at least identifier information of each terminal device and identifier information of a respective wireless AP to which the terminal device connects;
for each of the plurality of terminal devices, determining a rank for each respective wireless AP to which the terminal device connects, further including:
analyzing corresponding network connection information based on the identifier information of the terminal device, to determine a first number of times of connections between the terminal device and the wireless AP to which the terminal device connects;
analyzing corresponding network connection information based on the identifier information of the wireless AP, to determine a second number of times of connections between the wireless AP and each terminal device connecting to the wireless AP; and
determining the rank for the wireless AP based on a weighted average of the first number of times of connections between the terminal device and the wireless AP to which the terminal device connects and the second number of times of connections between the wireless AP and each terminal device connecting to the wireless AP; and
returning identifier information of one or more wireless APs as a first-type wireless AP to which the terminal device connects and corresponding ranks to the terminal device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,921

ACTIVE HOT STANDBY REDUNDANCY FOR BROADBAND WIRELESS NETWORK

ALL PURPOSE NETWORKS, INC...

1. A system, comprising:a publish-subscribe broker network comprising a plurality of inter-connected publish-subscribe communications facilities; and
a plurality of (N+1) matching service instances, wherein N is a positive integer greater than zero and N service instances are designated as active service instances and one service instance is designated as a standby service instance,
wherein each of the N active service instances connects to a corresponding one of the plurality of publish-subscribe broker communications facilities of the publish-subscribe broker network and uses the publish-subscribe broker network to provide an application service to at least one client device of a plurality of client devices, where each client device of the plurality of client devices which receives an application service from a corresponding one of the N active service instances interacts with that active service instance via a corresponding connection that client device has with a corresponding publish-subscribe broker communications facility in the publish-subscribe broker network,
wherein the standby service instance connects to a corresponding one of the publish-subscribe broker communications facilities in the publish-subscribe broker network, and uses the publish-subscribe broker network to maintain application state information that corresponds to the application state information of each of the active service instances by subscribing to receive the same communications as is received by each of the active service instances for which the standby service instance is acting as a standby replacement instance, and
wherein the standby service instance uses the publish-subscribe broker network to maintain a communication with each of the N active service instances for which it is acting as the standby replacement instance to determine the ability of each of the active service instances to provide service, and further, when the standby service instance detects that one of the N active service instances can no longer provide its service, the standby service instance takes the role of providing the application service to the plurality of client devices that currently receive the service from the active service instance that is being replaced.

US Pat. No. 10,341,917

METHOD FOR BANDWIDTH SHARING

Teleste Oyj, Littoinen (...

1. A method for sharing bandwidth by a control unit in communication between a plurality of mobile clients and a plurality of access points, the control unit being a separate unit or the functionalities of the control unit being implemented in one or more mobile clients or one or more access points, the method comprising:receiving client information regarding the plurality of mobile clients, said client information comprising data about available access point connections of each mobile client;
receiving information from the access points that each of the plurality of mobile clients has been connected to an access point, wherein the number of access points equals or exceeds the number of mobile clients;
determining if any access point has a subgroup of multiple mobile clients connected to it; and if affirmative
determining, on the basis of the client information, possible access points for each mobile client in said subgroup;
assigning, for a first mobile client residing leftmost in said subgroup, the leftmost possible access point, or for a first mobile client residing rightmost in said subgroup, the rightmost possible access point,
assigning, for any subsequent mobile client in said subgroup, the leftmost or the rightmost possible, non-assigned access point in the same direction as for the first mobile client; and
signalling, to any mobile client requiring re-location to another access point, the identification of the assigned access point.

US Pat. No. 10,341,906

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CIRCUIT SWITCHED FALLBACK IN IMS CENTRALIZED SERVICES

Mavenir Systems, Inc., R...

1. A method of performing Circuit Switched Fallback (CSFB) in an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS), comprising:receiving, at a Telephony Application Server (TAS), an incoming voice call for a User Equipment (UE) attached to an Evolved Packet Subsystem (EPS);
transmitting, by the TAS, an Invite message to a first network node associated with a first Circuit Switched Radio Access Network (CS RAN) connected to the UE;
paging the UE by the first network node;
receiving, by a second network node associated with a second CS RAN currently connected to the UE, a Location Update message from the UE, the Location Update message containing a first CSFB indicator;
transmitting, by the second network node, a Registration message comprising an IMS Registration message to the TAS, the Registration message containing a second CSFB indicator in response to the first CSFB indicator in the Location Update message;
transmitting, by the TAS, a Cancel message to the first network node, after the step of transmitting the Registration message; and
transmitting, by the TAS, an Invite message to the second network node to complete the voice call with the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,341,898

END-TO-END PRIORITIZATION FOR MOBILE BASE STATION

Parallel Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A method, comprising:establishing a first backhaul bearer at a base station with a first core network, the first backhaul bearer established by a backhaul user equipment (UE) at the base station, the first backhaul bearer having a single priority parameter, the first backhaul bearer terminating at a first packet data network gateway in the first core network, the first backhaul bearer for carrying data from a plurality of UEs attached at the base station to the first core network;
establishing an encrypted internet protocol (IP) tunnel between the base station and a coordinating gateway in communication with the first core network and a second core network;
facilitating, for at least one UE attached at the base station, establishment of a plurality of UE data bearers encapsulated in the secure IP tunnel, the plurality of UE data bearers terminating at a second packet data network gateway in the second core network and having a plurality of individual priority parameters for prioritized traffic control at the second core network;
transmitting prioritized data of the plurality of UE data bearers via the first backhaul bearer and the coordinating gateway to the second core network; and
establishing a second backhaul bearer at the base station having a second priority parameter, where the first backhaul bearer is a dedicated bearer to be used for prioritized traffic, and the second backhaul bearer is a default bearer to be used for non-prioritized traffic.

US Pat. No. 10,341,856

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SECURING COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION OF MOBILE DEVICES THROUGH A CONTROLLED CELLULAR COMMUNICATION NETWORK

FIRSTPOINT MOBILE GUARD L...

1. A system for providing security services, for securing the privacy of cellular network subscribers and the security of data stored on the said subscribers' User Cellular Devices (UCDs), said system comprising:at least one non-transitory computer readable storage device and one or more processors operatively coupled to the storage device on which are stored modules of instruction code which when executed by said one or more processors implements a Controlled Cellular Network (CCN), interfacing a cellular Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN), said PLMN hosting a plurality of cellular subscribers;
wherein said CCN provides said security services to “serviced subscribers”;
wherein said CCN encapsulates communication between UCD of said serviced subscribers and the hosting PLMN, said communication including at least part of: control, signaling, SMS and data communications;
wherein said CCN is configured to monitor and analyze parameters and characteristics of said encapsulated communication in real time or in relation to historically acquired data, including at least one of: time patterns, volumes, destination address, source address, content and context;
wherein said CCN is configured to identify statistic deviations exceeding predefined thresholds, based on said analysis of parameters and characteristics of said encapsulated communication;
wherein said CCN is configured to identify the occurrence of predefined suspicious events and scenarios, based on said analysis of said encapsulated communication;
wherein said CCN is configured to identify security threats to the privacy of said serviced subscribers and to the data stored on their UCD and determine said threats' category and probability, based on said analysis of encapsulated communication;
wherein the said CCN is configured to respond to said security threats in real time or in near-real time and take active measures to avert the said suspected threats;
wherein said active measures including at least one of: blocking or diverting communication, alerting serviced subscribers and/or system administrators, responding to system queries with altered data, and logging of suspicious events and scenarios;
wherein application of said active measures depends on the category of identified security threat, the identified threat's probability, and the serviced subscriber's profile;
wherein said CCN comprises at least one of:
controlled module(s), configured to complement the functionality of respective elements of the hosting cellular PLMN;
a security center module, configured to perform at least one of instantiation, configuration, monitoring, analysis and management of the functionality of each of said controlled modules; and
an administrative module, configured to interface said security center module, and provide an administrator interface for at least one of:
instantiating controlled modules of one or more CCNs;
configuring said controlled modules of said one or more CCNs, to serve serviced subscribers of the hosting cellular PLMN;
presenting alerts regarding the functionality of the CCN and events within the hosting cellular PLMN;
extracting reports regarding the functionality of the CCN and events within the hosting cellular PLMN;
wherein the said security center module comprises at least one of the following modules:
a probe interface module, configured to probe each of the said controlled modules within the CCN, and accumulate data regarding transactions, events and scenarios occurring on the hosing PLMN and data regarding communication between elements of the CCN and the hosting PLMN;
a data analysis module, configured to perform at least one of:
obtaining the data accumulated by the said probe interface module;
analyzing parameters and characteristics of said encapsulated communication in real time or in near-real time, including at least one of: time patterns, volumes, destination address, source address, content and context;
identifying statistic deviations exceeding predefined thresholds;
analyzing accumulated historical data, pertaining to parameters and characteristics of said encapsulated communication;
identifying the occurrence of predefined suspicious events and scenarios on the hosing PLMN based on said analysis;
identifying security threats to the privacy of serviced subscribers and data stored on their UCD based on said analysis;
emitting activity messages to other controlled modules of the CCN to avert the said identified security threats, and emitting alert messages to said administrative module and/or UCD to notify against said identified security threats;
maintaining an events' database;
a security action management module configured to perform at least one of:
receiving activity messages from the data analysis module;
obtaining parameters of served subscriber's profile from a subscribers database;
interfacing and commanding controlled modules within the CCN to carry out security actions that are required to avert the said identified security threat, according to the category of identified threat, the identified threat's probability, and the serviced subscriber's profile; and
a threats management module, configured to manage and maintain a database of the security threats encountered during the activity of the CCN;
further comprising a UCD Lifeline Module (ULM) embedded within said serviced subscribers' UCD, on which are stored modules of instruction code, which when executed by the ULM, configure the UCD to initiate lifeline communication to the security action management module or respond to lifeline communication from the security action management module;
wherein:
the said security action management module is configured to initiate lifeline communication to the UCD or respond to lifeline communication from the UCD;
failure of reception of Lifeline communication on the security action management module side is reported to the data analysis module as real-time indication of an attempt to hijack the UCD from the hosting PLMN; and
failure of reception of Lifeline communication on the ULM invokes security actions on the UCD side, said actions including at least one of: alerting the user regarding failure of lifeline reception and altering at least one of the UCD's identity parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,341,841

OPERATION OF DEVICE AND APPLICATION DISCOVERY FOR A MANAGED NETWORK

SERVICENOW, INC., Santa ...

1. A method comprising:providing for display, on a graphical user interface, a discovery schedule creation page for creating a discovery schedule, wherein the discovery schedule creation page includes selectable options defining when to carry out a discovery process in which one or more proxy servers on a managed network determine and provide to a remote network management platform discovery information relating to configuration items of the managed network, wherein the configuration items include one or more of computing devices, software applications, and configurational relationships therebetween; and
in response to receiving, by way of the graphical user interface, user input indicative of creation of the discovery schedule via the discovery schedule creation page, providing for display, on the graphical user interface, a discovery process page, wherein providing the discovery process page includes:
(i) while the discovery process is being carried out according to the discovery schedule, dynamically updating the discovery process page to include total numbers of discovery results, the discovery results including (a) discovered configuration items, (b) errors relating to the discovery process, and (c) unidentified network addresses associated with configuration items that are not included in the discovered configuration items, and
(ii) displaying, in the discovery process page, a total number of created discovery schedules according to which the discovery process has been or is being carried out,
wherein the discovered configuration items as displayed include a first selectable link for navigating to and displaying a discovered configuration items page that lists, for each of a plurality of configuration item types, a total number of discovered configuration items,
wherein the errors as displayed include a second selectable link for navigating to and displaying an error flow page that lists, for each of a plurality of error types, a total number of errors relating to the discovery process, and provides selectable links for displaying information indicating causes for each of the errors, and
wherein the created discovery schedules as displayed include a third selectable link for navigating to and displaying a scheduling summary page that includes, for the discovery schedule, total numbers for categories including discovered configuration items, errors, and unidentified network addresses, wherein each of the categories as displayed is selectable for triggering display of a trend graph in the scheduling summary page, the trend graph indicating the total numbers for the category resulting from one or more past occurrences of the discovery process according to the discovery schedule, and wherein the scheduling summary page further includes selectable options for using each of the categories as a basis for sorting the discovery schedule.

US Pat. No. 10,341,837

ENABLING HIGH-POWER UE TRANSMISSION

Parallel Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, at a base station, an emergency request from a mobile device;
coordinating a resource allocation with a self-organizing network (SON) module located at a coordinating node, the coordinating node being an X2 aggregation point;
sending, from the base station to a neighboring base station, a scheduling hint to reserve one or more radio resource blocks at a scheduler located at the neighboring base station for non-use; and
sending, from the base station to the mobile device, a resource allocation including the one or more radio resource blocks and a power control message requesting high transmit power.

US Pat. No. 10,341,780

MINIATURE SPEAKER

Goertek Inc., Shandong (...

1. A miniature speaker, comprising:a first housing body;
a second housing body, wherein the first housing body and the second housing body are combined together to form a space;
a vibrating system;
a magnetic circuit system, wherein the vibrating system and the magnetic circuit system are accommodated in the space defined by the first housing body and the second housing body, and wherein a sidewall at an end of the second housing body, which is combined with the first housing body, surrounds a periphery of the first housing body;
a gap provided between an outer edge of the first housing body and an inner side of the sidewall at the end of the second housing body; and
a sealing member, wherein the sealing member is configured to cover an outer side of the first housing body, and wherein an edge of the sealing member is located in the gap such that the gap between the first housing body and the second housing body is sealed,
wherein:
a steel sheet is arranged in a position, which corresponds to the vibrating system of the first housing body;
the sealing member is configured to cover an outer side of the steel sheet;
a melting temperature of the material of the sealing member is lower than that of a material of the first housing body and the second housing body; and
an outer surface of the first housing body is lower than an end surface of the sidewall of the second housing body, and an outer surface of the sealing member is flush with the end surface of the sidewall of the second housing body.

US Pat. No. 10,341,777

SPEAKER MODULE

GOERTEK INC., Weifang, S...

1. A speaker module, comprising:a module housing having an inner cavity, wherein the inner cavity comprises a front cavity and a rear cavity spaced apart from the front cavity, and the front cavity is communicated with an external space;
a speaker assembly mounted in the inner cavity, wherein the speaker assembly comprises a vibration diaphragm spacing the front cavity and the rear cavity apart; and
a heat-dissipating member having a heat-conducting section and a heat-dissipating section, wherein the heat-conducting section is in contact with the speaker assembly, and the heat-dissipating section stretches into the front cavity, wherein
the vibration of the vibration diaphragm allows air in the front cavity to flow to increase the heat-dissipating rate of the heat-dissipating section,
the speaker assembly comprises a magnetic circuit system having a basin frame located at the bottom of the speaker assembly, the heat-dissipating member and the basin frame are of an integrated structure, and the heat-conducting section is connected to the basin frame,
the heat-dissipating section has a heat-dissipating fin and/or a heat-dissipating pin for increasing a heat-dissipating area, and
the direction of the inner cavity leading to the external space is a sound-producing direction, and the heat-dissipating fin is extended in parallel with the sound-producing direction.

US Pat. No. 10,341,737

INTEGRATING BROADCAST MEDIA STREAMS WITH USER MEDIA STREAMS

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

1. A method, comprising:receiving, at a stream integrator, multiple user media streams captured by one or more user capture devices;
receiving, at the stream integrator, a broadcast stream from a broadcast provider;
selecting, by the stream integrator, a subset of the user media streams based at least in part on one or more user parameters, wherein the selecting includes:
comparing one or more keywords of the user media streams with one or more parameters of the broadcast stream, and
determining user media streams from those of the user capture devices that are at or near a location and that are relevant to the broadcast stream as selected user media streams;
integrating the selected user media streams into the broadcast stream, wherein the integrating includes:
generating the broadcast stream at a first portion of a presentation device, and
generating a plurality of pop-up windows overlaying the broadcast stream, the plurality of pop-up windows including a first pop-up window displaying a first user media stream of the selected user media streams and a second pop-up window displaying a second user media stream; and
recommending, by the stream integrator and based on one or more recommendation parameters, a particular user media stream of the selected user media streams to a viewer associated with the presentation device by highlighting a pop-up window of the plurality of pop-up windows in which the particular user media stream is generated.

US Pat. No. 10,341,719

ENTRY ADAPTER FOR COMMUNICATING EXTERNAL SIGNALS TO AN INTERNAL NETWORK AND COMMUNICATING CLIENT SIGNALS IN THE CLIENT NETWORK

PPC BROADBAND, INC., Eas...

1. An entry adapter for allowing external signals to be conducted between an external network and an internal client network, allowing client signals to be conducted in the internal client network, and blocking the client signals from being conducted from the internal client network to the external network, the entry adapter comprising:a first port configured to allow external signals to be received by the entry adapter;
a second port configured to be connected to a subscriber device, so as to allow the external signals to be conducted to the subscriber device;
a plurality of third ports each configured to allow the client signals to be conducted to the internal client network, wherein the external signals comprise cable television (CATV) signals having a frequency between 5 MHz and 45 MHz or between 54 MHz and 1002 MHz, and the client signals comprise Multimedia over Coaxial Alliance (MoCA) signals having a frequency between 1125 MHz and 1525 MHz;
a first splitter configured to receive the external signals from the first port;
a frequency band rejection device configured to receive the external signals from the first splitter and to allow the external signals to proceed from the first splitter to the plurality of third ports, and to block the client signals from proceeding from the plurality of third ports, through the frequency band rejection device, and to the first port;
a second frequency band rejection device electrically connected to the first port, wherein the second frequency band rejection device is configured to block the client signals from being communicated to the external network;
a second splitter configured to receive the external signals from the frequency band rejection device, wherein the second splitter is configured to split the external signals from the frequency band rejection device and distribute the external signals received from the frequency band rejection device to the plurality of third ports; and
a passive signal path extending from the first splitter to the second port, wherein the passive signal path does not extend through any splitters between the first splitter and the second port, such that a strength of the external signal is not diminished between the first port and the second port to an extent that would interfere with communication between the external network and the subscriber device, and wherein the passive signal path does not include any powered signal conditioning components; and
an active signal path extending from the first splitter to the frequency band rejection device, wherein the active signal path includes one or more powered signal conditioning components.

US Pat. No. 10,341,666

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SHARING A CANDIDATE LIST

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A method for encoding a video signal comprising:deriving, based on a position and a size of a coding block, at least one merging candidate relating to a first prediction block, the coding block comprising the first prediction block and a second prediction block when a size of a block to which parallel merge processing is applicable is equal to or greater than a first size and a size of the coding block is equal to a second size;
generating a first merging candidate list for the first prediction block based on the merging candidate; and
encoding motion information of the first prediction block based on the generated first merge candidate list,
wherein the first merging candidate list for the first prediction block is equivalent to a second merging candidate list for the second prediction block included in the coding block with the first prediction block.

US Pat. No. 10,341,479

SEQUENTIAL NOTIFICATION DATA OUTPUT CONTROL APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

EIZO Corporation, Ishika...

1. An output control apparatus comprising:a processor;
a controller connected to the processor;
a processor storage that is connected to the processor and stores a combination of a communication device identification information and at least one application identification information, associated with notification data;
a receiver that is connected to the processor and receives application identification information along with the communication device identification information from communication device;
a controller storage that is connected to the controller and stores the notification data associated with the application identification information; and
a display/audio output device connected to the controller;
wherein
upon reception, by the receiver, of the application identification information from the communication device, the processor judges whether or not the combination of the received communication device identification information and the received application identification information is stored in the processor storage, and if the combination is stored, the processor reads out the corresponding application identification information from the processor storage and transmits the corresponding application identification information to the controller;
the controller reads out the notification data corresponding to the application identification information received by the processor;
the controller makes different output control for the notification data corresponding to the application identification information received from the processor, depending on a decision by the processor regarding whether or not an output queue count for the notification data corresponding to the received application identification information is smaller than a predetermined number;
the application identification information is application identification information of an application, among applications installed on the communication device, in which a notification event has occurred,
when the receiver receives the application identification information, the controller makes different output control for the notification data corresponding to the received application identification information, depending on a decision by the processor regarding whether or not an output queue count for the notification data corresponding to a category of an application which is identified by the application identification information that is read out from the processor storage is smaller than the predetermined number;
when the output queue count for the notification data corresponding to the application identification information read out from the processor storage is smaller than the predetermined number, the controller puts the notification data corresponding to the received information in a queue so as to be output sequentially by the display/audio output device;
when the output queue count for the notification data corresponding to the application identification information read out from the processor storage is not smaller than the predetermined number, the controller performs control so as not to output the notification data corresponding to the received application identification information; and
the display/audio output device sequentially outputs the notification data corresponding to the application data information read out from the processor storage in accordance with instructions from the controller.

US Pat. No. 10,341,470

MODIFIED ETHERNET PREAMBLE FOR INTER LINE CARD COMMUNICATIONS IN A MODULAR COMMUNICATION CHASSIS

Accedian Networks Inc., ...

13. A method for redefining a standard Ethernet preamble of Ethernet frame to create an inter-line-card header used for switching said Ethernet frame across an Ethernet backplane of a communication chassis, within an Ethernet preamble of the Ethernet frame, said method comprisingmodifying an Ethernet preamble comprised in the Ethernet frame to include an inter-line-card header that comprises at least one information element;
preserving said inter-line-card header, inside of said modified Ethernet preamble, in a Media Access Control (MAC) sub-layer in said Ethernet frame; and
wherein said inter-line-card header further includes an action and action parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,341,306

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR APPLICATION IDENTIFICATION

DIVX, LLC, San Diego, CA...

1. A method for granting access to a software library on a user device using a session token, the method comprising:receiving a request for access to a software library on a user device, where the request for access includes a session token, provisioning data and the name of the software library;
where the session token is associated with the software library, is encrypted using information specific to the software library, grants access to the software library when authenticated, and denies access to the software library when not authenticated;
negotiating a session token key with the software library using the user device; and
encrypting the session token with the session token key;
decrypting the session token using the information specific to the software library;
authenticating the decrypted session token;
granting access to the software library when the decrypted session token is authenticated; and
denying access to the software library when the decrypted session token is not authenticated;
receiving at least a portion of an encoded bitstream containing media content;
decoding the at least a portion of an encoded bitstream to access the media content using the user device; and
playing back the accessed media content by the user device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,305

ENCRYPTED COMMUNICATIONS METHOD AND COMMUNICATIONS TERMINAL, AND COMPUTER STORAGE MEDIUM

Sanechips Technology Co.,...

1. An encrypted communication method, comprising:reading, by a source communication terminal, an encryption algorithm and an index of the encryption algorithm from a first Near Field Communication (NFC) security label card;
encrypting, by the source communication terminal, a data packet to be transmitted with the encryption algorithm to generate an encrypted data packet;
sending, by the source communication terminal the encrypted data packet to a target communication terminal; and
sending, by the source communication terminal, the index to the target communication terminal;
wherein the index is used by the target communication terminal to obtain the encryption algorithm, to retrieve a decryption algorithm from a second NFC security label card according to the index, and to decrypt the encrypted data packet according to the decryption algorithm to obtain a decrypted data packet;
the encrypted data packet comprises an encrypted part and an unencrypted part;
the method further comprises:
adding an encryption label to the unencrypted part;
wherein the encryption label is arranged to indicate that the data packet where the label locates is the encrypted data packet, when the encrypted data packet comprises the encryption label, the encryption label indicates that the data packet is the encrypted data packet.

US Pat. No. 10,341,226

INTEGRATED HETEROGENEOUS SOFTWARE-DEFINED NETWORK

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A switch, comprising:a port partitioned into a first partition for a software-defined data flow and a second partition for a regular data flow;
flow management circuitry configured to:
examine an identifier included in a header of a frame, the frame being received via the port;
determine, based on the identifier, whether the frame belongs to the software-defined data flow or to the regular data flow;
allocate the frame to the first partition in response to the frame belonging to the software-defined data flow; and
allocate the frame to the second partition in response to the frame belonging to the regular data flow; and
forwarding circuitry configured to:
in response to the frame being allocated to the first partition, determine a first output port for the frame based on a flow definition in a local flow table and forward the frame via the first output port; and
in response to the frame being allocated to the second partition, determine a second output port for the frame based on a forwarding entry in a local forwarding table and forward the frame via the second output port.

US Pat. No. 10,341,211

COMMAND RESPONSE AND COMPLETION DETERMINATION

Brocade Communications Sy...

1. An apparatus comprising:a network port configured to receive a mirror operational command frame and a mirror return command frame associated with the mirror operational command frame from a monitored switch, wherein the mirror operational command frame includes a first timestamp indicative of a time associated with receiving an operational command frame at the monitored switch and a copy of at least a portion of the operational command frame, and wherein the mirror return command frame includes a second timestamp indicative of a time associated with receiving a return command frame at the monitored switch and a copy of at least a portion of the return command frame; and
at least one programmable control device coupled to the network port and configured to:
extract the first timestamp from the mirror operational command frame and the second timestamp from the mirror return command frame; and
determine a time to complete a relevant command operation as being from the first timestamp to the second timestamp, wherein the relevant command operation is associated with a flow within a network.

US Pat. No. 10,341,194

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BUILDING, OPTIMIZING, AND ENFORCING INFRASTRUCTURE ON A CLOUD BASED COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT

FUGUE, INC., Frederick, ...

1. A method for building infrastructure on a cloud computing system, the method comprising:receiving a high level declaration of a computing infrastructure to be built on the cloud computing system, wherein the high level declaration comprises a domain-specific programming language configured to allow a user to express infrastructure elements and relationships between the expressed infrastructure elements;
generating a resource table, wherein the resource table is based on the received high level declaration;
generating a low level declaration of the computing infrastructure, wherein generating the low level declaration includes adding information to the resource table, and wherein the added information is based on the received declaration and the cloud computing system on which the infrastructure is to be built;
converting the low level declaration to one or more instructions readable by the cloud computing system; and
executing the one or more instructions on the cloud computing system to build the computing infrastructure.

US Pat. No. 10,341,139

METHOD OF REMOTE MONITORING AND REMOTE CONTROL OF A CLUSTER USING A COMMUNICATION NETWORK OF INFINIBAND TYPE AND COMPUTER PROGRAM IMPLEMENTING THIS METHOD

BULL SAS, Les Clayes sou...

1. A method of remote monitoring and remote control of a cluster comprising a plurality of nodes connected to a communication network of InfiniBand type, a relay node of said plurality of nodes comprising a first network interface compliant with said InfiniBand type communication network and a second network interface compliant with a communication network of Ethernet type, said relay node being linked to a remote computer by said communication network of Ethernet type, the method comprising:receiving, by the relay node, at least one monitoring data packet via said first network interface;
encapsulating, by the relay node, said at least one monitoring received data packet in at least one monitoring data frame in accordance with a protocol of said communication network of Ethernet type;
sending, by the relay node, said at least one monitoring data frame to said remote computer via said second network interface, wherein the remote computer implements a monitoring and control module and a relay module configured to transmit data received from the relay node to the monitoring and control module, so that the relay module is configured to deceive the monitoring and control module which acts as if it was implemented in a device directly linked to the InfiniBand type communication network.

US Pat. No. 10,341,134

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ISOLATING DEVICE COMMUNICATIONS IN A BACNET/IP BUILDING AUTOMATION NETWORK

1. A system for isolating device communications in a BACnet over Internet Protocol (BACnet/IP) building automation network comprising:at least one processor in a BACnet device configured via executable instructions included in at least one memory to communicate user datagram protocol (UDP) messages for field devices onto an Ethernet network for receipt by at least one other BACnet device on the Ethernet network, wherein the at least one processor is configured to:
receive and store in a memory a configurable local subnet, a BACnet/IP UDP port, and a local UDP port;
determine a UDP message that is to be broadcast only on the local subnet; and
responsive to the determination, broadcast the UDP message to BACnet devices on the same local subnet using the local UDP port stored in the memory,
wherein the field devices correspond to at least one of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), lighting, and/or shading equipment,
further comprising a first plurality of the BACnet devices, each connected to the Ethernet network and respective field devices, and each configured with a same first subnet address and same first local UDP port, wherein locally broadcast messages are limited to being received by the first plurality of the BACnet devices, based on the same first local UDP port stored in the respective memories of the BACnet devices, and
further comprising a first BACnet broadcast management device (BBMD) connected to the Ethernet network and configured to:
forward UDP messages associated with the BACnet/IP UDP port from each of the first plurality of BACnet devices to a second BBMD associated with a second subnet;
not forward the UDP messages for the local UDP port to the second BBMD associated with the second subnet.

US Pat. No. 10,341,069

SUB-CARRIER OR TONE PLAN AND DESIGN WITHIN OFDM/OFDMA WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A wireless communication device comprising:a communication interface; and
processing circuitry that is coupled to the communication interface, wherein the communication interface and the processing circuitry are configured to:
receive a signal from another wireless communication device, wherein the signal includes information specifying a resource unit (RU) selected from an OFDMA sub-carrier plan by the another wireless communication device, and wherein the OFDMA sub-carrier plan is characterized by:
a first OFDMA sub-carrier sub-plan, wherein the first OFDMA sub-carrier sub-plan includes a first plurality of RUs of a first sub-carrier size, wherein the first OFDMA sub-carrier sub-plan further includes a first plurality of null sub-carriers, and wherein the first plurality of null sub-carriers are devoid of information and are distributed across a plurality of OFDMA sub-carriers; and
a second OFDMA sub-carrier sub-plan, wherein the second OFDMA sub-carrier sub-plan includes a second plurality of RUs of a second sub-carrier size, wherein the second sub-carrier size is greater than the first sub-carrier size, wherein the second OFDMA sub-carrier sub-plan further includes a second plurality of null sub-carriers, wherein the second OFDMA sub-carrier sub-plan are devoid of information and are distributed across the plurality of OFDMA sub-carriers, and wherein the second plurality of null sub-carriers are located in common locations as the first plurality of null sub-carriers within the plurality of OFDMA sub-carriers;
process the signal to interpret the information that specifies the RU selected from the OFDMA sub-carrier plan by the another wireless communication device to identify the RU; and
support communications with the another wireless communication device using the RU selected from the OFDMA sub-carrier plan by the another wireless communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,034

DYNAMIC LTE SIGNAL DETECTION

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A method comprising:determining, by an LTE signal detector of a wireless device, whether a received signal for a sub-frame is an LTE signal that is intended for an LTE communication in an unlicensed spectrum;
in response to determining that the received signal is an LTE signal,
determining, by the wireless device, whether to process the sub-frame based on at least one of channel state information, cell measurement, timing estimates, or frequency estimates;
in response to determining that the sub-frame is to be processed, processing, by the wireless device, the sub-frame; and
in response to determining that the sub-frame is not to be processed, dropping, by the wireless device, the sub-frame; and
in response to determining that the received signal is not an LTE signal, dropping, by the wireless device, the sub-frame.

US Pat. No. 10,341,032

HIGH-BANDWIDTH UNDERWATER DATA COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Magseis FF LLC, Houston,...

1. A system to perform seismic exploration in an aqueous medium, comprising:an ocean bottom seismometer (OBS) unit placed on a seabed to receive seismic data;
a data conversion module of the OBS unit to convert the seismic data into an optical signal with a first format configured for optical transmission via the aqueous medium;
at least one of the OBS unit placed on the seabed and an underwater vehicle to:
establish, between the OBS unit and the underwater vehicle separated from the OBS unit by the aqueous medium, an optical link through the aqueous medium; and
determine a condition of the aqueous medium from a measurement of a characteristic of the optical link;
a controller of the OBS unit to adjust a parameter associated with the optical signal based on the characteristic of the aqueous medium;
an optical transmitter of the OBS unit placed on the seabed to transmit, via the optical link, the optical signal to an optical receiver of the underwater vehicle, the optical signal comprising the first format and the seismic data, the optical signal adjusted by the OBS unit based on the characteristic of the aqueous medium; and
the underwater vehicle to:
receive the optical signal transmitted by the optical transmitter of the OBS unit placed on the seabed via the optical link through the aqueous medium;
convert, responsive to receipt of the optical signal, the optical signal into a non-optical signal comprising a second format; and
provide the non-optical signal in the second format to a retrieval device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,021

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPTOELECTRONICS TRANSCEIVERS INTEGRATED ON A CMOS CHIP

Luxtera, Inc., Carlsbad,...

14. A system for processing signals, the system comprising:a CMOS chip comprising photonics devices and electronics devices, wherein said CMOS chip comprises:
one or more optical couplers on a surface of said CMOS chip and enabled to receive optical signals from one or more optical fibers;
one or more photodetectors integrated in said CMOS chip and enabled to convert said received optical signals to electrical signals;
one or more optical couplers on said surface of said CMOS chip and enabled to receive a continuous-wave (CW) optical signal from a laser source;
one or more optical modulators integrated in said CMOS chip and enabled to modulate said received CW optical signal;
one or more circuits integrated in said CMOS chip and enabled to receive electrical signals and drive said one or more optical modulators using said received electrical signals; and
one or more optical couplers integrated in said CMOS chip and enabled to communicate said modulated optical signal out of said surface of said CMOS chip into one or more optical fibers.

US Pat. No. 10,341,020

FLEXIBLE ETHERNET LOGICAL LANE AGGREGATION

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A method for logical lane aggregation, the method comprising:providing data across a first set of interconnect lanes;
in response to receiving a power reduction message to enable power saving, determining that at least one interconnect lane among the first set of interconnect lanes is to be made unavailable; and
redistributing data to a second set of interconnect lanes, the second set not including the at least one interconnect lane in response to the at least one interconnect lane being unavailable.

US Pat. No. 10,340,970

PROTECTIVE COVER FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Otter Products, LLC, For...

1. A protective cover for use with an electronic device having an interactive control panel and electrical contacts, the protective cover comprising:a protective shell configured to receive at least a portion of the electronic device to at least partially cover the electronic device when the electronic device is installed in the protective shell, the protective shell including one or more apertures configured for accessing one or more respective features of the installed electronic device;
an electrical connector affixed to an inner surface of the protective shell and configured to engage the electrical contacts of the electronic device when the electronic device is installed in the protective shell; and
an inductive coil disposed within the protective shell and electrically connected to the electrical connector of the protective shell, the inductive coil configured for producing an electrical current when exposed to a magnetic field generated by an external device in proximity to the protective shell, wherein the electrical current is conducted to the electrical connector of the protective shell.

US Pat. No. 10,340,961

FRONT END ARCHITECTURE FOR INTERMITTENT EMISSIONS AND/OR COEXISTENCE SPECIFICATIONS

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A front end comprising:a first transmit path including a first band pass filter configured to pass a radio frequency transmit band;
a second transmit path including a second band pass filter configured to pass the radio frequency transmit band, the second transmit path having a higher insertion loss than the first transmit path, and the second transmit path having a higher attenuation in a frequency range outside of the radio frequency transmit band than the first transmit path; and
a switch element coupled to the first transmit path and the second transmit path, the switch element configured to couple the first transmit path to a port of the switch element in a first state and to couple the second transmit path to the port of the switch element in a second state.

US Pat. No. 10,340,957

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR MONITORING OPTICAL SIGNALS

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A method of monitoring a signal source, the method comprising:receiving an analog signal from the signal source;
converting the analog signal into a digital signal having a frequency that is representative of an amplitude of the analog signal;
adaptively controlling an edge speed of the digital signal based on the analog signal; and
monitoring at least one parameter of the analog signal by counting features of the digital signal or time-measuring a distance between the features of the digital signal.

US Pat. No. 10,340,914

POWER CONVERTING DEVICE AND METHOD

ANPEC ELECTRONICS CORPORA...

1. A power converting device, applicable to an electronic element, the electronic device respectively outputs a normal operation signal and a low power signal in a normal operation mode and a low power mode, and the power converting device comprising:a filter circuit including an inductor and a capacitor, wherein two ends of the capacitor are respectively coupled to one end of the inductor and grounded; and
a load detecting circuit, including:
a zero-crossing comparison circuit having a first input terminal and a second input terminal respectively coupled to another end of the inductor and a ground terminal, wherein when the zero-crossing compares that an inductor current flowing through the inductor is equal to a zero current, outputs a zero-crossing signal;
a counting circuit coupled to the electronic element and the zero-crossing comparison circuit, wherein when the counting circuit receives the low power signal and the zero-crossing signal, the counting circuit starts to count at a first time point when the inductor current equals to the zero current, and stops to count until the inductor current equals to the zero current again at a second time point, and counts a time interval between the first and second time points; and
a logic circuit coupled to the counting circuit, wherein the logic circuit stores a first time threshold and a second time threshold, outputs a first frequency selection signal when the logic circuit compares that the time interval is larger than the first time threshold, outputs a second frequency selection signal when the logic circuit compares that the time interval is smaller than the first time threshold, and outputs the first frequency selection signal and a pulse-skipping mode signal when the logic circuit compares the time interval is smaller than the second time threshold;
an oscillation circuit coupled to the logic circuit, wherein the oscillation circuit outputs a first oscillating signal and a second oscillating signal, and wherein a second oscillating frequency of the second oscillating signal is smaller than a first oscillating frequency of the first oscillating signal; and
a control circuit coupled to the logic circuit, the oscillation circuit and the another end of the inductor, wherein when the logic circuit outputs the first frequency selection signal, the control circuit transmits the first oscillating signal from the oscillation circuit to the filter circuit, when the logic circuit outputs the second frequency selection signal, the control circuit transmits the second oscillating signal from the oscillation circuit to the filter circuit, and when the control circuit receives the pulse-skipping mode signal, the control circuit modulates the first oscillating signal from the oscillation circuit as a pulse-skipping signal to output to the filter circuit, and operates in a pulse-skipping mode.

US Pat. No. 10,340,885

BULK ACOUSTIC WAVE DEVICES WITH TEMPERATURE-COMPENSATING NIOBIUM ALLOY ELECTRODES

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A bulk acoustic wave (BAW) resonator, comprising:a first electrode of a first electrode material, the first electrode having a first electrode thickness;
a second electrode of a second electrode material, the second electrode having a second electrode thickness; and
a piezoelectric layer between the first electrode and the second electrode, the piezoelectric layer comprising a piezoelectric material doped with at least one rare earth element, and having a piezoelectric layer thickness; in which:
the BAW resonator has a resonant frequency dependent at least in part on the first electrode thickness, the first electrode material, the second electrode thickness, the second electrode material, the piezoelectric layer thickness, and the piezoelectric material, the resonant frequency having a temperature coefficient; and
at least one of the first electrode material and the second electrode material is a niobium alloy that, relative to molybdenum as the respective at least one of the first electrode material and the second electrode material, reduces the temperature coefficient of the resonant frequency of the BAW resonator.

US Pat. No. 10,340,787

POWER FACTOR CORRECTION STAGE CONTROL DURING START-UP FOR EFFICIENT USE OF A NEGATIVE TEMPERATURE COEFFICIENT THERMISTOR

Astec International Limit...

1. A power factor correction (PFC) stage of a power supply unit, the PFC stage comprising:a PFC circuit including a rectifier circuit for connection to an input power source, a PFC controller circuit connected to the rectifier circuit and including a PFC switch, a current sensor connected to the PFC switch of the PFC controller circuit, at least one high frequency bypass capacitor connected between the PFC controller circuit and the rectifier circuit, and at least one bulk storage capacitor connected between the PFC controller circuit and an output of the PFC stage; and
a negative temperature coefficient (NTC) thermistor connected in series with the PFC switch of the PFC controller circuit and the current sensor to limit an in-rush current in the PFC circuit, and
wherein, during a start-up of the power supply unit, the PFC controller circuit is configured to turn-on the PFC switch continuously to allow a current through the NTC thermistor to increase and a resistance of the NTC thermistor to decrease, and turn-off the PFC switch after the current through the NTC thermistor is sensed as being equal to or greater than a preset value based on the resistance of the NTC thermistor.

US Pat. No. 10,340,755

ENERGY HARVESTING AND CONVERTING BEAM PUMPING UNIT

1. A walking beam type pumping unit including at least one of onboard above ground surface energy harvesting electric current generating device and onboard above ground surface energy harvesting electric current motoring device, comprising:an electro mechanical device attached to members having at least one of rotational and translational kinetic energy;
a translator and stator core housing attached such that at least one of reciprocation and changing angular displacement and gravity induces movement of the translator within the stator core housing; and,
movement of the translator within the stator core housing generates at least one of magnetic flux and a flow of energy and electric current and induced voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,340,699

SOLAR CELL ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM, RELATED METHOD, AND MINIMUM CURRENT DETECTION AND CONTROL SYSTEM

Japan Aerospace Explorati...

1. A solar cell adjustment system comprising:a multi-stage voltage multiplier rectification circuit constructed such that two series-connected diodes are connected in parallel, respectively, to each of series-connected 1st to n-th (where n is an integer of two or more) capacitors, and an intermediate capacitor is connected to each intermediate point of respective two series-connected diodes;
a solar cell module string constructed by series-connecting 1st to n-th solar cell modules each defined as a k-th (where k=1, 2, - - - , n) solar cell module connected in parallel to a k-th one of the capacitors; and
an inverter comprising a capacitive element and an inductive element, the inverter being configured to receive an input of a summed voltage of voltages applied, respectively, to the 1st to n-th solar cell modules, convert the input summed voltage into an AC (Alternating Current) voltage, and output the AC voltage to the multi-stage voltage multiplier rectification circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,340,685

INPUT REDUNDANT CIRCUIT

Astec International Limit...

1. An input redundant circuit, comprising:a core power supply including a boosting circuit;
a first input port for receiving a first input voltage;
a second input port for receiving a second input voltage;
a relay unit connected to the first input port and the second input port to selectively connect and disconnect the first input voltage and the second input voltage to the core power supply, the core power supply configured to inhibit an input current to the boosting circuit and switch the relay after inhibiting the input current to the boosting circuit; and
a surge current limiting circuit coupled to the core power supply and configured to limit a surge current generated when the relay unit is switched between the first input voltage and the second input voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,340,635

PLUGGABLE AND UNPLUGGABLE DEVICE AND HANDLE FOR THE SAME

GETAC TECHNOLOGY CORPORAT...

1. A handle mounted on a shaft of a pluggable and unpluggable device, wherein the handle is adapted to engage with and pull out, from an apparatus, the pluggable and unpluggable device in an engaged state and a pulled-out state respectively, alternately and repeatedly, the handle comprising:a handle body;
a guide tunnel disposed in the handle body, wherein the handle body fits around the shaft by the guide tunnel to thereby slide or rotate relative to the shaft; and
an engaging portion disposed on the handle body, wherein the engaging portion engages with the apparatus and escapes from the apparatus as the handle body slides relative to the shaft by the guide tunnel,
wherein the handle body has two opposing end portions which the guide tunnel and the engaging portion are disposed at, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,340,606

FREQUENCY-SCALED ULTRA-WIDE SPECTRUM ELEMENT

The MITRE Corporation, M...

1. An antenna element comprising:a base plate;
a first ground clustered pillar projecting from the base plate;
a second ground clustered pillar projecting from the base plate and spaced apart from a first side of the first ground clustered pillar;
a first ground member projecting from the base plate between the first ground clustered pillar and the second ground clustered pillar, wherein a distal end of the first ground member is configured to capacitively couple to the second ground clustered pillar; and
a first signal member projecting from the base plate between the first ground clustered pillar and the first ground member,
wherein the first signal member is electrically insulated from the base plate, the first ground clustered pillar, and the first ground member, and
a distal end of the first signal member is configured to capacitively couple to the first ground clustered pillar,
wherein the first ground member and the first signal member each comprise a stem that supports the respective member in an upright position.

US Pat. No. 10,340,589

CAPACITIVELY COUPLED EXTERNAL ANTENNA SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ELECTRIC METERS

Aclara Technologies LLC, ...

1. A meter comprising:a dielectric cover;
a sensing component configured to generate a measurement signal representing an amount of a commodity;
a central processing unit (CPU) configured to receive the measurement signal and generate a corresponding communication signal;
a transceiver coupled to the CPU and having an output port configured to provide an output signal including measurement data indicative of the communication signal; and
an antenna system including an electric field source and an antenna element, the electric field source located within the dielectric cover and electrically connected to the output port of the transceiver for forming an electric field indicative of the output signal, the antenna element separated from the electric field source by and located external to the dielectric cover and configured to capacitively couple to the electric field source and radiate electromagnetic radiation indicative of the output signal,
wherein the antenna element is a tuned structure comprised of a first antenna element and a second antenna element, wherein one end of the first antenna element capacitively couples in a coupling area with the electric field source and the other end of the first antenna element radiates electromagnetic radiation.

US Pat. No. 10,340,486

CONNECTION DEVICE FOR A BATTERY

Zodiac Aero Electric, Mo...

1. A battery pack comprising:a first plurality of accumulators distributed in rows;
a first support arranged along a first row of accumulators of the first plurality of accumulators;
first conductive strips attached to the accumulators of the first row and extending on the first support;
a first guide, the first support being capable of sliding in the first guide;
a first metal strip extending in the first guide;
first deformable electric connectors, interposed between the first metal strip and the first conductive strips, attached to the first metal strip and capable of coming into contact with the first conductive strips when the first support is fully inserted into the first guide;
first metal portions distributed along the first metal strip and in contact with the first metal strip;
second conductive strips attached to the accumulators of a second row of accumulators of the first plurality of accumulators;
a second metal strip;
second deformable electric connectors attached to the second metal strip and capable of coming into contact with the second conductive strips;
a second support arranged along the second row of accumulators, the second conductive strips extending on the second support;
a second guide, the second support being capable of sliding in the second guide, the second metal strip extending in the second guide, the second deformable electric connectors being capable of coming into contact with the second conductive strips when the second support is fully inserted into the second guide; and
second metal portions distributed along the second metal strip and in contact with the second metal strip.

US Pat. No. 10,340,170

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR GROOVING WAFERS

ASM TECHNOLOGY SINGAPORE ...

1. A wafer grooving apparatus for forming an elongate recess in a semiconductor wafer surface, the apparatus comprising:a wafer table for receiving and holding a semiconductor wafer;
a radiation device for generating a radiation beam;
a beam directing device for directing the radiation beam to a top surface of the wafer so as to create a beam spot where the radiation beam ablates wafer material on the wafer surface to form a recess;
a wafer table displacement drive for effecting a mutual displacement between the radiation beam and the wafer surface in a radiation beam displacement direction;
a recess profile measuring device arranged at a predetermined distance behind the beam directing device in the radiation beam displacement direction effected by the wafer table displacement drive for measuring a depth profile of the recess that has been formed by the radiation beam,
wherein the recess profile measuring device comprises at least one real-time depth measuring device configured and positioned relative to the beam directing device to coincide with the recess in the radiation beam displacement direction to measure a vertical distance to a single measuring spot in the recess while the recess is being formed, and
wherein the recess profile measuring device comprises a plurality of real-time depth measuring devices,
wherein each real-time depth measuring device is configured to measure a vertical distance to a respective single measuring spot on the wafer surface.

US Pat. No. 10,339,952

APPARATUSES AND SYSTEMS FOR ACOUSTIC CHANNEL AUTO-BALANCING DURING MULTI-CHANNEL SIGNAL EXTRACTION

KOPIN CORPORATION, Westb...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium containing executable computer program instructions, which when executed by an acoustic signal processing system, cause the acoustic signal processing system to perform a process comprising: calculating a long-term power level of a main acoustic signal to obtain an averaged main acoustic signal, wherein segments of the main acoustic signal are excluded from the averaged main acoustic signal using a desired voice activity detection signal; calculating a long-term power level of a reference acoustic signal to obtain an averaged reference acoustic signal wherein segments of the reference acoustic signal are excluded from the averaged reference acoustic signal using the desired voice activity detection signal; and creating an amplitude correction signal using the averaged main acoustic signal and the averaged reference acoustic signal, wherein the amplitude correction signal is used, to adjust either the main acoustic signal or the reference acoustic signal to automatically balance acoustic channel sensitivity.

US Pat. No. 10,339,841

LIGHTING ASSEMBLY WITH MULTIPLE LIGHTING UNITS

Ultravision Technologies,...

1. A method of illuminating a rectangular surface using a first lighting assembly and a second lighting assembly that each include a plurality of LEDs and a plurality of optical elements, each optical element overlying a respective one of the LEDs, the surface being divided into only a first portion and an adjacent non-overlapping second portion, the method comprising the steps of:directing light from the first lighting assembly toward the first portion of the surface such that the light from the first lighting assembly is directed across the entire first portion of the surface; and
at the same time, directing light from the second lighting assembly toward the second portion of the surface such that the light from the second lighting assembly is directed across the entire second portion of the surface;
wherein when all LEDs of the first lighting assembly are operating, the entire first portion of the surface is illuminated with an illumination level and a uniformity, and wherein failure of one or more LEDs of the first lighting assembly will cause the illumination level of light impinging the first portion of the surface to decrease while the uniformity of light impinging the first portion of the surface remains substantially the same; and
wherein when all LEDs of the second lighting assembly are operating, the entire second portion of the surface is illuminated with an illumination level and a uniformity, and wherein failure of one or more LEDs of the second lighting assembly will cause the illumination level of light impinging the second portion of the surface to decrease while the uniformity of light impinging the second portion of the surface remains substantially the same.

US Pat. No. 10,339,826

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF SOURCE MATERIAL USAGE

Educational Testing Servi...

1. A processor implemented method of automatically scoring essay responses to a prompt using a scoring model, comprising:accessing a relevant word corpus and an irrelevant word corpus;
generating a scoring model by, for each of a plurality of words in the relevant word corpus:
determining a topic signature score based on a number of appearances of that word in the relevant word corpus and a number of appearances of that word in the irrelevant word corpus;
for each of a plurality of words in an essay response:
identifying a topic signature score for that word;
determining a score for the essay response based on the identified topic signature scores,
wherein the plurality of words in the relevant word corpus includes less than all of the words appearing in the relevant word corpus.

US Pat. No. 10,339,778

CHAMBERLESS AIR QUALITY MONITORS WITH TEMPERATURE SENSING

Kidde Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A chamberless indoor air quality monitor system, comprising:a detector body,
a resistive heater operatively connected to the detector body;
an active temperature sensor operatively connected to the resistive heater and operatively connected to an outer surface of the detector body configured to take an active temperature measurement; and
a processor operatively connected to the active temperature sensor configured to receive active temperature measurements from the active temperature sensor and generate a corrected active temperature measurement based on a temperature difference over time between one or more active temperature measurements.

US Pat. No. 10,339,776

SECURITY MARKER

Sensormatic Electronics L...

1. A method of making a marker, comprising:disposing a resonator with a flat planar cross-sectional profile in a cavity formed in a first substrate partially defining a marker housing;
sealing an opening of the cavity using a second substrate;
placing a first bias element adjacent to the second substrate so that the resonator will be biased by the first bias element when the marker is in use to oscillate at a frequency of a received transmit burst; and
using a physical structure in the cavity to reduce frictional forces between the resonator and at least the second substrate, where the physical structure comprises at least one of
(a) a portion of the first or second substrate that is located at an interface of the first and second substrates, protrudes out and into the cavity, and physically supports only edges of the resonator,
(b) a textured sidewall of the cavity defined by the second substrate having a plurality of protruding textured shapes; and
(c) a non-conductive mesh material, screen material, or perforated sheet material forming the second substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,339,751

AUTOMATIC BRIGHTNESS CONTROL ON A GAMING MACHINE

AGS LLC, Las Vegas, NV (...

1. A gaming machine comprising:a cabinet including an entry that provides access to an interior of the cabinet, a locking mechanism coupled to the entry and a plurality of security sensors wherein at least one of the plurality of security sensors is used to detect access to the interior of the cabinet;
a power supply, disposed within the interior of the cabinet, configured to receive power from an external power source;
a power-off security device disposed within the interior of the cabinet coupled to one or more of the plurality security sensors configured to monitor access to the cabinet when the power supply is unpowered by the external power source;
a display, coupled to the cabinet, configured to output content associated with play of a wager-based game on the gaming machine, the display including 1) first firmware configured for adjusting display attributes of an entire screen of the display in response to manual attribute adjustment settings, 2) a manual input interface used to provide the manual attribute adjustment settings to the first firmware; 3) second firmware configured for adjusting the display attributes in response to automated attribute adjustment commands, 4) automated commands receiving interface which receives the commands and provides the received commands to the second firmware, and 5) a plurality of video inputs;
a non-volatile memory, disposed within a locked box within the interior of the cabinet, configured to store gaming software used to generate the wager-based game on the gaming machine;
a power-hit tolerant memory, disposed within the locked box within the interior of the cabinet, configured to store crucial data associated with play of a plurality instances of the wager-based game; and
a gaming machine controller, including a processor and a memory, disposed within a locked box within the interior of the cabinet, coupled to the power supply, the power-off security device, the plurality of security sensors, the display including one or more of the video inputs and the automated commands receiving interface of the display, the non-volatile memory and the power-hit tolerant memory, the gaming machine controller being configured to 1) control play of the wager-based game; 2) validate the gaming software, 3) verify integrity of crucial data stored within the power hit tolerant memory, 4) monitor the power-off security device and the plurality of security sensors to detect tilt conditions; 5) store the crucial data associated with a plurality of instances of the wager-based game to the power-hit tolerant memory wherein the crucial data at least allows portions of the wager-based game to be re-displayed for a particular instance of the wager-based game after the particular instance of the wager-based game is complete; 6) after a power interruption, determine that a power-hit occurred prior to a completion of the play of the particular instance of the wager-based game and 7) restore a game state of the wager-based game to the particular instance of the wager-based game that occurred just prior to the power interruption;
wherein the gaming machine controller includes gaming display control logic responsive to internal game states and internal non-game states of the gaming machine and configured to determine when to automatically cause changes to the display attributes of the entire screen of the display in response to the internal game states and the internal non-game states of the gaming machine using the commands sent to the display via the automated commands receiving interface.

US Pat. No. 10,339,682

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENERGY DATA VISUALIZATION

Enphase Energy, Inc., Pe...

1. A computer-implemented method for providing a visualization of energy data, comprising:determining with a processor, based on an energy visualization scale for visually depicting quantities of energy generated in terms of commensurate color parameters, one or more color parameters respectively corresponding to each energy data value of a plurality of energy data values, wherein each energy data value of the plurality of energy data values specifies a quantity of energy produced by a distributed generator (DG) and the corresponding color parameters are commensurate with the quantity of energy produced as defined by the energy visualization scale; and
generating, with the processor, a display image which depicts the plurality of energy data values as the respectively corresponding one or more color parameters in a grid layout across two dimensions in time.

US Pat. No. 10,339,666

RECOGNITION DEVICE AND RECOGNITION METHOD

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A recognition device for recognizing a position of an electrode of a component to be mounted on a board, the recognition device comprising:multiple light sources configured to apply light to the component, the multiple light sources including a first light source and a second light source;
an imaging device configured to image the component based on light reflected by the component when light is applied to the component from at least one of the multiple light sources;
a memory device configured to memorize sample image data according to each of multiple imaging conditions for each of the multiple conditions; and
a controller configured to
recognize the position of an electrode of the component imaged by the imaging device based on sample image data memorized on the memory device and image data of the component imaged by the imaging device,
image the component using the imaging device according to at least two sets of imaging conditions among the multiple imaging conditions corresponding to the sample image data memorized in the memory device, and to create image data for each of the at least two sets of imaging conditions,
determine whether recognition of a position of an electrode of the component imaged by the imaging device is possible based on image data according to a first set of imaging conditions from among the image data for each of the at least two sets of imaging conditions and the sample image data according to the first set of imaging conditions memorized on the memory device, the first set of imaging conditions based on illumination from the first light source,
in a case in which it is determined that recognition of a position of an electrode of the component is not possible, determine whether recognition of a position of an electrode of the component imaged by the imaging device is possible based on image data according to a second set of imaging conditions that differ from the first set of imaging conditions from among the image data for each of the at least two sets of imaging conditions and the sample image data according to the second set of imaging conditions memorized on the memory device, the second set of imaging conditions based on illumination from the second light source,
memorize on the memory device a number of recognitions of the component made based on the first set of imaging conditions or the second set of imaging conditions,
determine which of the first set of imaging conditions or the second set of imaging conditions has a higher recognition rate based on the number of recognitions, and
decide an order of a next component recognition based on the higher recognition rate.

US Pat. No. 10,339,591

DISTRIBUTING ILLUMINATION FILES

TeleLumen LLC, Saratoga,...

19. A method for a lighting system, the method comprising:providing, by an e-commerce server, information regarding one or more of a plurality of illumination data files stored on a data storage server to a client device using a communication interface communicatively coupled to the e-commerce server and the client device, wherein a portion of the information enables a customer to select and purchase one or more of the plurality of illumination data files;
receiving, by the e-commerce server, a selection of one of the plurality of illumination data files from the client device;
receiving, by the e-commerce server, an indication that the customer has purchased the selected illumination data file;
providing, by the e-commerce server, an encrypted version of the selected illumination data file to the client device responsively to the received indication;
providing, by the client device, the encrypted version of the selected illumination data file to a lighting and control player;
providing, by the lighting and control player, the encrypted version of the selected illumination data file to a light source;
decrypting, by a processor of the light source, the encrypted version of the selected illumination data file using a decryption key stored at the light source; and
directing, by the processor of the light source, the light source to illuminate light elements of the light source in accordance with the decrypted version of the selected illumination data file.

US Pat. No. 10,339,478

SIMULTANEOUS OPERATIONS COORDINATION AND PLANNING SYSTEM

ION Geophysical Corporati...

1. A method of improving a process of at least one of exploration, drilling, and production of hydrocarbon conducted by a plurality of dissimilar marine operators performing dissimilar operations in a same marine field, the method comprising:obtaining, with communication equipment of a network system from networked devices distributed among the dissimilar marine operators, operational information associated with the dissimilar operations conducted by the dissimilar marine operators in the same marine field;
structuring, with processing equipment of the network system, the obtained operational information;
determining, automatically with decision-making processing of the processing equipment of the network system, associations between the structured operational information for the dissimilar marine operators, the associations including linkages between compatible ones of the dissimilar operations and including conflicts between incompatible ones of the dissimilar operations; and
coordinating the dissimilar operations across the dissimilar marine operators distributed in the marine field to improve the process of the at least one of exploration, drilling, and production by sharing, with the communication equipment of the network system to the networked devices distributed among the dissimilar marine operators, the determined associations with the dissimilar marine operators.

US Pat. No. 10,339,441

MACHINE LEARNING WITH PARTIAL INVERSION

SERVICENOW, INC., Santa ...

1. A system comprising:a machine learning model representing relationships between a dependent variable and a plurality of independent variables, including a first independent variable and a second independent variable, wherein the dependent variable is a function of the plurality of independent variables, wherein the first independent variable comprises an identifying characteristic of users of one or more computer-based services offered by a managed network, wherein the second independent variable comprises a type of communication directed to the users of the one or more computer-based services offered by a managed network, and wherein the dependent variable is a likelihood of a respective user performing a specific action in response to the communication when interacting with the one or more computer-based services; and
a computing device including a processor and memory, wherein execution, by the processor, of program instructions stored in the memory causes the computing device to perform operations comprising:
training the machine learning model to output the function of the dependent variable using a training data set, wherein the training data set comprises historical data for the plurality of independent variables and the dependent variable;
obtaining a target value of the dependent variable;
fixing the first independent variable at a fixed value;
performing a partial inversion of the function, using the fixed value of the first independent value and the target value of the dependent variable as inputs, to solve for the second independent variable to obtain a partially inverted function to produce one or more values of the second independent variable such that, when the partially inverted function is applied to the first independent variable having the fixed value and any of the one or more values of the second independent variable, the dependent variable is within a pre-defined range of the target value of the dependent variable, wherein solving for the second independent variable to obtain the partially inverted function comprises:
determining a plurality of candidate values of the second independent variable:
determining, for each of the plurality of candidate values of the second independent variable, a respective output value of the dependent variable when the fixed value of the first independent variable and the candidate value of the second independent variable are applied as inputs to the function and comparing the respective output value of the dependent variable to the target value of the dependent variable; and
outputting one or more of the plurality of candidate values of the second independent variable that, when input to the function with the fixed value of the first independent variable, result in the respective output value of the dependent variable being within the pre-defined range of the target value of the dependent variable;
generating a notification based on the produced one or more values of the second independent variable; and
communicating the notification to one or more of the users of the one or more computer-based services offered by a managed network.

US Pat. No. 10,339,348

READING DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A reading device which reads identification information of an identification information application member to which the identification information which indicates a kind of component to be mounted using a component mounting machine is applied, the device comprising:an identification information reading device configured to read the identification information;
a holding device configured to hold the identification information application member;
a moving device configured to move the holding device relative to the identification information reading device; and
a control device configured to control operations of the identification information reading device, the holding device, and the moving device,
wherein the control device is configured to cause the identification information application member to move by moving the holding device with the moving device such that at least a portion of a holding region in which the holding device holds the identification information application member is in a reading region of the identification information reading device and to perform a first reading process of performing reading of the identification information using the identification information reading device in a state in which the identification information application member is released by the holding device, and
wherein the identification information application member is a wafer frame which holds a wafer and the holding device is a clamper that clamps the wafer frame.

US Pat. No. 10,339,330

DATA AGGREGATION SYSTEM FOR ENABLING QUERY OPERATIONS ON RESTRICTED DATA THAT ORIGINATES FROM MULTIPLE INDEPENDENT MULTIPLE SOURCES

Neustar, Inc., San Franc...

1. A computer system comprising:a memory to store:
a set of run time instructions;
a collection of records, each record in the collection being structured to include a set of multiple fields of which at least some fields are individually assigned a field value, the record including a source identifier of the assigned field value, the source identifier corresponding to a source of a plurality of sources which collectively supply field values for the collection of records; and
a library of data usage rules, including a set of usage rules mandated by each source of the plurality of sources; and
one or more processors that execute instructions from the set of run time instructions to:
process requests from multiple computing entities, each request being for one or more unknown field values that are associated with a known field value specified in that request; and
for each request, (i) search the collection of records to determine a first matching record that includes the known field value of that request; (ii) determine, from the first matching record, a first field value that correlates to at least one of the one or more unknown field values; (iii) identify, from the source identifier included in the record at least one source of the plurality of sources from which originates the first field value; (iv) determine, based at least in part on the at least one identified source, one or more usage rules from the library of data usage rules that pertain to the first field value; and (v) when multiple sources are identified as originating the first field value of a matching record for the request, the one or more processors provide a response to the request in accordance with the determined one or more usage rules as mandated by a first source of the multiple sources exclusive of other sources of the multiple sources based on an objective of minimizing a number of unknown field values included in the response,
wherein when multiple sources are identified as originating the first field value of the matching record for the request and the set of usage rules for each of the first source and a second source of the multiple sources equally satisfy the objective, the one or more processors (a) rank the first source relative to the second source based on a predetermined indication of credibility or authoritativeness; (b) select the set of usage rules from whichever source is ranked more credible or authoritative; and (c) provide the response to the request in accordance with the selected set of usage rules.

US Pat. No. 10,339,247

SIMULATING EFFECTS OF TEMPERATURE ON ACOUSTIC MICROWAVE FILTERS

RESONANT INC., Santa Bar...

1. A method of creating an acoustic microwave filter in accordance with frequency response requirements over a temperature range, comprising:generating a temperature modeled filter circuit design that serves as an input to an acoustic filter manufacturing process, wherein generating said filter circuit comprises:
generating an initial filter circuit design, comprising a plurality of acoustic resonator elements, based on the frequency response requirements;
introducing a lumped inductive element in series with and a lumped capacitance element in parallel with each acoustic resonator element of the initial filter circuit design, wherein each lumped inductive element shifts a resonant frequency of the acoustic resonator element to which it is introduced and each lumped capacitance element shifts an anti-resonant frequency of the acoustic resonator element to which it is introduced;
varying a capacitance value of each lumped capacitance element and an inductance value of each lumped inductive element based on a plurality of operating temperatures until the frequency response of the initial filter circuit design matches a particular frequency response requirement at a particular operating temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,339,111

CLONED VIRTUAL MACHINE DISK REPLICATION

NetApp Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A method comprising:receiving a virtual machine disk (VMD) clone operation targeting a virtual machine, of a consistency group, stored within first storage of a first node having a synchronous replication relationship with a second node hosting second storage;
replicating the VMD clone operation to create a replication VMD clone operation based upon the synchronous replication relationship being in-sync for the virtual machine;
executing the VMD clone operation upon the first storage, wherein inflight operations targeting the consistency group are drained, incoming inflight operations are queued as queued inflight operations, and the queued inflight operations are dequeued and executed after the VMD clone operation completes; and
transmitting the replication VMD clone operation to the second node for execution upon the second storage.

US Pat. No. 10,338,973

CROSS-CLOUD ORCHESTRATION OF DATA ANALYTICS

The MITRE Corporation, M...

1. A system comprising:at least one processor; and
a memory operatively coupled to the at least one processor, the at least one processor configured to:
receive, by a command and control (C&C) service application from an executive service application, a first C&C request to execute a first analytic application of a workflow, wherein the workflow is executed by the executive service application and includes one or more analytic applications to be executed by one or more analytics computing environments;
transmit, by the C&C service application, a first storage request to a storage system to request transfer of source data ingested from one or more information source systems to a first analytics computing environment configured to execute the first analytic application, in response to the first C&C request to execute the first analytic application;
generate, by the C&C service application, a first native access request to request execution of the first analytic application at the first analytics computing environment, wherein the first native access request includes execution application information that identifies the first analytic application to be executed and execution input information that identifies the ingested source data for analysis by the first analytic application;
transmit, by the C&C service application, the first native access request to the first analytics computing environment, wherein
the first analytic application is executed by the first analytics computing environment, in response to the first native access request,
the first analytic application is configured to perform analysis on the ingested source data and generate first execution result data based on the analysis of the ingested source data,
the first analytics computing environment is configured to generate first provenance class information based on execution input information and execution application information associated with each execution of the first analytic application,
the first provenance class information includes first provenance instance information that identifies a derivation history of the first execution result data, and
the first provenance instance information includes at least provenance timestamp information identifying a time and date of the first analytic application execution, provenance input information identifying the ingested source data, and provenance execution output information identifying the first execution result data; and
transmit, by the C&C service application, an adapter request to an adapter component to transfer the first execution result data generated by the execution of the first analytic application to a knowledge datastore, wherein the adapter component is configured to convert at least a portion of the first execution result data to an ontology data model.

US Pat. No. 10,338,926

PROCESSOR WITH CONDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS

BULL SAS, Les Clayes-sou...

1. A computer implemented method for processing machine instructions by a physical processor, comprising:receiving, from a memory, at least one machine instruction, wherein the at least one machine instruction comprises a first identification of first and third operations to execute and a conditional prefix representing a condition for verifying whether to execute at least the first and third operations, wherein the conditional prefix comprises:
a second identification of a value of a predicate register, and
a third identification of a second operation to perform on the value of the predicate register for the verification, wherein the second operation comprises a wait until the value of the predicate register is met;
executing, using a processing unit, a comparison instruction, a resulting value of which is stored in the predicate register of the received machine instructions such that the value of the predicate register is met;
evaluating, using a management module, the conditional prefix, wherein evaluating the conditional prefix comprises the verification of the value of the predicate register;
executing, using a processing unit, the first operation identified in the at least one machine instruction, according to whether the condition is verified; and
executing the third operation identified in the at least one machine instruction, according to whether the condition is verified.

US Pat. No. 10,338,902

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A COMPILER AND DECOMPILER

Unity IPR ApS, Copenhage...

1. A system comprising:one or more computer processors;
one or more computer memories;
one or more instructions incorporated into the computer memories, the one or more instructions configuring the one or more computer processors to perform operations for optimizing computer code, the operations comprising:
receiving a block of mixed intermediate representation (MIR) code;
for each instruction in the block of MIR code, in reverse order, generating a partially-decompiled block of computer code, the generating of the partially-decompiled block of computer code including computing a native expression vector for the instruction and repeating a set of pattern-matching operations until no transformations occur, the set of pattern-matching operations including matching all patterns involving the instruction in the block of MIR code, performing transformations based on the matching of all of the patterns in the block of the MIR code recomputing the expression vector after each of the transformations,
for each instruction in the partially-decompiled block of MIR code, in order, computing an additional native expression vector for the instruction in the partially-decompiled block of MIR code and performing an additional set of pattern-matching operations until no additional transformations occur, the additional set of pattern-matching operations including matching all additional patterns involving the instruction in the partially-decompiled block of computer code, and recomputing the expression vector after each of the additional transformations;
generating a fully-decompiled block of computer code from the generated partially-decompiled block of computer code, the fully-decompiled block of computer code having a semantic level that is raised; and
providing the fully-decompiled block of computer code for deployment on an architecture, the deployment including lowering the semantic of the computer code to a level that corresponds to a central processing unit (CPU) or graphical processing unit (GPU) supported by the architecture.

US Pat. No. 10,338,871

INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND USER EQUIPMENT

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. An information processing method, comprising:obtaining, by a user equipment, device information of an external device in an environment in which a user is located, wherein the device information comprises function information related to a function of the external device and working status information related to a working status of the external device;
determining whether the function of the external device enables the user to have at least one specified sense of the external device, wherein the at least one specified sense of the external device comprises at least one of a touch sense and a smell sense;
in response to determining that the function of the external device enables the user to have the at least one specified sense of the external device, determining at least one virtual object in virtual presented content at least according to the function information, wherein the at least one virtual object has a virtual attribute that matches at least one function corresponding to the function information, and wherein the virtual object has a virtual function, which is the same as the function of the external device, or a presentation status influencing factor, which is the function of the external device;
determining a presentation attribute of the at least one virtual object at least according to the working status information.

US Pat. No. 10,338,803

INTERFACE FOR AIRCRAFT AND METHOD OF CONTROL OF SUCH AN INTERFACE

Zodiac Aero Electric, Mo...

1. An interface for an aircraft, the aircraft including an assemblage of at least one display device having a screen for display of data, the interface comprising:a communication gateway; and
at least one support configured to receive portable computer equipment, wherein the support includes connectors configured to supply power to the portable computer equipment and bidirectional data transfer to and from the portable computer equipment and the communication gateway,
wherein the communication gateway is disposed between the support and the display device, wherein the communication gateway is configured to copy image data from the portable computer equipment onto at least a portion of the screen of the display device, and wherein the communication gateway is configured to transfer data representative of a command gesture between the display device and the support.

US Pat. No. 10,338,604

VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEM

GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC, ...

1. A vehicle control system comprising:a controller configured to determine a communication loss between a first vehicle and one or more of a second vehicle or a monitoring device in a vehicle system that also includes the first vehicle, the controller configured to determine an operational restriction on movement of the vehicle system based on the communication loss that is determined,
wherein the controller also is configured to obtain a transitional plan that designates operational settings of the vehicle system at one or more different locations along a route being traveled by the vehicle system, different distances along the route being traveled by the vehicle system, or different times, and
wherein the controller is configured to automatically change the movement of the vehicle system according to the operational settings designated by the transitional plan to reduce the movement of the vehicle system to or below the operational restriction determined by the controller responsive to the communication loss being detected.

US Pat. No. 10,338,586

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AUTONOMOUS VALET SYSTEM PATHING FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Dura Operating, LLC, Aub...

1. A method for autonomously driving a motor vehicle, the method comprising:receiving a map having a first temporary obstruction zone;
determining a starting location of the motor vehicle on the map;
selecting a destination location within the map, wherein the first temporary obstruction zone is located between the starting location and the destination location;
setting the first temporary obstruction zone as operative or inoperative, wherein the first temporary obstruction zone does not contain an object;
generating a path from the starting location to the destination location, wherein generating the path comprises the steps of:
(a) generating a first set of nodes from the starting location of the motor vehicle;
(b) assigning a cost to each node of the first set of nodes;
(c) selecting a lowest cost node from the first set of nodes;
(d) generating another set of nodes from the selected node;
(e) assigning a cost to each of the newly generated nodes, wherein the cost is equal to an inherited cost plus a base cost and a change cost, wherein the change cost is a function of a previously generated node;
(f) selecting a lowest cost node from all of the nodes;
(g) repeating steps (d)-(f) until a lowest cost node is located at the destination location; and
(h) setting a path from the starting location of the motor vehicle to the destination location comprising the last selected lowest cost node and parent nodes connected to the last selected lowest cost node,
wherein nodes are not generated in the first temporary obstruction zone when set as operative and nodes are generated in the first temporary obstruction zone when set as inoperative; and
driving the motor vehicle autonomously along the path from the starting location of the motor vehicle to the destination location.

US Pat. No. 10,338,452

ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVELENGTH CONVERSION DEVICE

Transcend Lighting Inc., ...

1. A device to convert electromagnetic waves of a first wavelength to electromagnetic waves of a second wavelength, the device comprising:a light source configured to produce first electromagnetic waves, wherein the first electromagnetic waves have the first wavelength;
a reflector, wherein the reflector includes a first end and a second end, the first end is disposed around the light source, and the reflector is configured to reflect and direct the first electromagnetic waves towards the second end;
a wavelength conversion component with a first side and a second side, the first side of the wavelength conversion component disposed at, and in contact with, the second end of the reflector, the wavelength conversion component in combination with the reflector, effective to form an optical cavity for the light source, the wavelength conversion component consisting of a wavelength conversion material adhered to a transparent material, wherein upon the first electromagnetic waves being incident upon the wavelength conversion component, the wavelength conversion material is configured to:
absorb the first electromagnetic waves;
enter into an excited state; and
release energy from the excited state by emitting second electromagnetic waves,
wherein the second electromagnetic waves have the second wavelength, different from the first wavelength;
a fixture housing disposed around the light source, the wavelength conversion component, and the reflector; and
a retaining component, wherein the retaining component is configured to be attachable to, and removable from, the fixture housing, and is effective to be in contact with the second side of the wavelength conversion component to secure the wavelength conversion component to the fixture housing at the second end of the reflector.

US Pat. No. 10,338,451

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR REMOVING ZEROTH ORDER LEAKAGE IN BEAM STEERING DEVICES

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A display device, comprising:one or more light sources; and
a beam steering device configured to steer light from the one or more light sources, the beam steering device including:
a first active deflector, wherein the first active deflector includes:
a first substrate with one or more electrodes;
a second substrate with one or more electrodes, wherein the second substrate is distinct from the first substrate; and
liquid crystals located between the first substrate and the second substrate; and
a passive deflector positioned parallel to the first active deflector to receive the light from the one or more light sources transmitted through the first active deflector, wherein the passive deflector includes:
a third substrate;
a fourth substrate that is distinct from the third substrate; and
liquid crystals located between the third substrate and the fourth substrate,
wherein the one or more light sources and the beam steering device are configured so that a zeroth order light from the passive deflector is directed away from an optical axis of the display device.

US Pat. No. 10,338,424

CURVED DISPLAY APPARATUS

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. A curved display apparatus with transistors of respective pixels arranged in a matrix form on a bendable display screen, the apparatus comprising:a plurality of gate lines arranged side by side in a row direction of the matrix and each connected to each gate of a plurality of transistors aligned in a column direction of the matrix,
a plurality of source lines arranged side by side in the column direction of the matrix and each connected to each source of a plurality of transistors aligned in the row direction of the matrix,
a gate drive signal output circuit to provide a drive signal;
a gate drive circuit receptive of the drive signal to sequentially provide a gate signal for simultaneously turning on each of the plurality of transistors aligned in the column direction of the matrix to the plurality of gate lines,
a source drive circuit to provide a pixel data signal to each of the plurality of source lines, the each pixel data signal representing a gradation of a pixel for each of the plurality of transistors aligned in the row direction of the matrix, and
a source signal circuit to provide the pixel data signal to the source drive circuit,
wherein the source signal circuit and the gate drive signal output circuit are provided along a first bendable edge of the display screen, the first bendable edge having a first curvature, and the gate drive circuit is provided along a second bendable edge at the bottom or top of the display screen, the second bendable edge having a second curvature larger than the first curvature.

US Pat. No. 10,338,411

ACCOMMODATING SOFT CONTACT LENS

OneFocus Technology, LLC,...

1. An accommodating contact lens comprising:an optical chamber,
a plurality of eyelid-engaging chambers coupled to the optical chamber, and
a plurality of channels coupled to the plurality of eyelid-engaging chambers to couple the plurality of eyelid-engaging chambers to the optical chamber,
wherein the plurality of eyelid engaging chambers is arranged to be selectively engaged with an eyelid in order to provide incremental increases in optical power,
wherein the plurality of eyelid engaging chambers comprises a first chamber and a second chamber, and
wherein the first chamber and the second chamber are arranged to engage the eyelid together in order to provide intermediate vision correction when the first chamber and the second chamber are engaged with the eyelid.

US Pat. No. 10,338,410

EYEGLASS PRESCRIPTION CORRECTION FOR OPTICS BLOCKS IN HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAYS

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A computer-implemented method for modifying an optical component of a head-mounted display (HMD), the method comprising:receiving, at a first server, an identifier uniquely identifying a user of the HMD;
obtaining, at the first server, an eyeglass prescription data corresponding to the unique identifier, the eyeglass prescription data comprising data for correcting eye defects of the user associated with the identifier, wherein the eyeglass prescription data is encrypted using a cryptographic key including at least one among a digital signature and biometric data before the first server obtains the eyeglass prescription data;
decrypting, at the first server, the obtained eyeglass prescription data; and
applying, by the first server, the decrypted eyeglass prescription data to modify an optical property of the optical component of the HMD, the modified optical component providing corrected vision to the user while viewing content displayed on the HMD, wherein the optical component of the HMD is a tunable lens, wherein the tunable lens is at least one among a pressurized liquid between two membranes, a liquid crystal lens, and an Alvarez lens.

US Pat. No. 10,338,400

AUGMENTED REALITY EYEWEAR WITH VAPE OR WEAR TECHNOLOGY

Holovisions LLC, St. Pau...

1. Augmented reality eyewear with Volumetric Annular Photon Emission (VAPE) technology comprising:an annular light projector which projects images of virtual objects into a person's field of vision;
an annular light reflector and/or refractor which receives light rays from the annular light projector and redirects these light rays away from the person's eye, wherein an optical axis of the annular light reflector and/or refractor is substantially same as an optical axis of the person's eye; and
an eyewear lens, wherein the eyewear lens receives light rays from the annular light reflector and/or refractor and at least partially reflects these light rays back toward the person's eye, and wherein the eyewear lens receives light rays from environment and transmits these light rays toward the person's eye.

US Pat. No. 10,338,394

WEARABLE ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

SHENZHEN ROYOLE TECHNOLOG...

1. A wearable electronic apparatus, comprising:a head-mounted headphone having two sound generators and an elastic headband connected to the two sound generators;
a display assembly having two end parts and a central part located between the two end parts; and
two connecting mechanisms, wherein each of the two connecting mechanisms is connected to one of the two sound generators corresponding to the connecting mechanism and connected to one of the two end parts of the display assembly corresponding to the connecting mechanism, so that the end part of the display assembly is configured to deflect with respect to the sound generator,
wherein each of the connecting mechanisms comprises:
a first connecting piece fixing to the sound generator and defining a first axis; and
a second connecting piece connecting to the end part, the second connecting piece connecting to the first connecting piece and configured to rotate around the first axis with respect to the first connecting piece,
wherein the first connecting piece extends in a first direction, the second connecting piece extends in a second direction, and the first direction keeps perpendicular to the second direction when the second connecting piece rotates around the first axis with respect to the first connecting piece,
wherein the first axis extends from the sound generator to the end part, and the first direction is parallel to the first axis,
wherein the first connecting niece comprises a first rotating shaft extending from the sound generator to the end part of the display assembly, and the second connecting piece comprises a first shaft sleeve fitted over the first rotating shaft,
wherein each of the connecting mechanisms further comprises a third connecting piece fixed to the end part, the second connecting piece is connected to the end part by means of the third connecting piece, the second connecting piece defines a second axis extending from the first connecting piece to the third connecting piece, and the third connecting piece is configured to rotate around the second axis.

US Pat. No. 10,338,391

VIRTUAL/AUGMENTED REALITY SYSTEM HAVING REVERSE ANGLE DIFFRACTION GRATING

Magic Leap, Inc., Planta...

1. A display subsystem for a virtual image generation system for use by an end user, comprising:a planar waveguide apparatus;
an optical fiber;
at least one light source configured for emitting light from a distal end of the optical fiber;
a mechanical drive assembly to which the optical fiber is mounted as a fixed-free flexible cantilever, the drive assembly configured for displacing a distal end of the optical fiber about a fulcrum in accordance with a scan pattern, such that the emitted light initially diverges from a longitudinal axis coincident with the fulcrum from each of a plurality of off-axis scanning positions of the optical fiber;
an optical modulation apparatus configured for converging the emitted light from the optical fiber at each of the off-axis scanning positions towards the longitudinal axis; and
an optical waveguide input apparatus configured for directing the light from the optical modulation apparatus down the planar waveguide apparatus, such that the planar waveguide apparatus displays one or more image frames to the end user.

US Pat. No. 10,338,362

BEAM FOCUSING AND REFLECTING OPTICS WITH ENHANCED DETECTOR SYSTEM

J.A. WOOLLAM CO., INC., ...

1. A reflective system for providing a focused beam (FB) of electromagnetic radiation onto a location on a sample (SAM), said system being a reflective optics system (RFO) sequentially comprising first (M1), second (M2), third (M3) and fourth (M4) mirrors, each of said four mirrors (M1) (M2) (M3 (M4) providing reflective surfaces, with said third (M3) and fourth (M4) mirrors providing convex and concave reflective surfaces, respectively;such that in use an input beam (IB) of electromagnetic radiation having a specific polarization state is directed toward said first (M1) mirror and reflects from said reflective surface thereof and said reflective surface of said second (M2) mirror, such that a first plane of incidence (P1) is formed from said incident beam (IB) as it is reflected from said reflective surface of said first (M1) and second (M2) mirrors;
and such that said beam reflected from the reflective surface of said first (M1) mirror which is directed toward said second mirror (M2) reflects from said reflective surface thereof toward said convex third (M3) mirror, from which it reflects at an off-center location thereon toward said concave fourth (M4) mirror, wherefrom it is reflected by the reflective surface thereof toward said sample (SAM) as a focused (FB) outgoing beam (OB); said beam reflected from the reflective surface of said convex third (M3) mirror and that reflected from said reflective surface of said concave fourth (M4) mirror forming a second plane of incidence (P2), said first (P1) and second (P2) planes of incidence being orthogonal to one another;
the effect of said four reflections from said reflective surfaces of said four (M1) (M2) (M3) (M4) mirrors being to substantially minimize the effects of all said reflections on the specific polarization state of said input beam, and to direct said output beam (OB) and provide it as a focused beam (FB) onto said sample (SAM) at the point it impinges thereupon.

US Pat. No. 10,338,309

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR STABILIZED DIRECTIONAL COUPLERS

Luxtera, Inc., Carlsbad,...

1. A method for communication, the method comprising:in a system comprising first and second directional couplers that comprise first and second waveguides, wherein the first waveguide comprises a length extender increasing a length of the first waveguide with respect to the second waveguide between said first and second directional couplers, wherein the length extender has a length that results in a phase difference of 3+2*n*pi where n is an integer, and wherein said first and second directional couplers comprise reduced spacing between said first and second waveguides on opposite sides of said length extender and the first directional coupler has a coupling of X percent while the second directional coupler has a coupling of 100?X percent:
communicating an input optical signal into one of said first and second waveguides;
coupling at least a portion of said input optical signal between said first and second waveguides in said first directional coupler and coupling at least a portion of the coupled optical signal between said first and second waveguides in said second directional coupler; and
communicating optical signals out of said system at a desired percentage of said input optical signal.