US Pat. No. 10,363,697

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A CONVEYOR FOR HOLLOW BODIES THROUGH A HEATING STATION AND ASSOCIATED CONVEYOR

SIDEL PARTICIPATIONS, Oc...

1. A method for controlling a conveyor (20) of hollow bodies (12) through a heating station (14) for an installation (10) for producing containers of thermoplastic material, comprising:a heating tunnel (18) defining a heating path;
the conveyor (20) comprising at least one moving track (22), each of the at least one moving track forming one closed circuit, the conveyor further comprising a plurality of shuttles (24) associated with said at least one moving track, each of the shuttles of the associated plurality of shuttles being structured to travel along said at least one moving track (22) and to carry at least one hollow body (12), each shuttle (24) being controlled individually in movement along the closed circuit, independently from the other shuttles of the plurality of shuttles, the at least one moving track (22) having a heating section (22B) for the conveying of the hollow bodies (12) along the heating path;
an input device (32) for the hollow bodies (12) to be heated that brings the hollow bodies (12) to a loading section (22A) of the at least one moving track (22) for their loading on the shuttles (24), two successive shuttles (24) traveling with a first determined input separation (E1) on the loading section (22A);
an output device (38) for the hot hollow bodies (12) that recovers the hollow bodies (12) carried on the shuttles (24) that travel on an off-loading section (22C) of the at least one moving track (22);
wherein the two successive shuttles (24) traveling on the off-loading section (22C) are spaced by a determined output separation (E3) that is different from the first input separation (E1).

US Pat. No. 10,363,566

DISCHARGE HEAD FOR A DISPENSER FOR DISCHARGING A FLUID AND DISPENSER COMPRISING A DISCHARGE HEAD OF THIS TYPE AND SECURING SECTION FOR A DISCHARGE HEAD OF THIS TYPE

APTAR RADOLFZELL GMBH, R...

1. A discharge head for a dispenser for discharging a pharmaceutical or cosmetic liquid, the discharge head comprising:a base; and
an applicator mounted movably on the base;
the base is configured to be fitted onto a liquid reservoir or to be rigidly integrated on a liquid reservoir;
the applicator comprises a discharge opening through which liquid can be released into an environment;
a pump mechanism arranged in a liquid channel configured to connect the liquid reservoir to the discharge opening, wherein the pump mechanism can be actuated by displacement of the applicator with respect to the base; anda childproof cap unit;the cap unit comprises a cap for covering the discharge opening;the cap unit comprises a separate securing portion which is mounted on the applicator via a securing mechanism, the securing portion being releasably secured to the cap; andthe securing portion and the cap of the cap unit are provided with a threaded mechanism for securing the cap on the securing portion.

US Pat. No. 10,363,140

SYSTEMS, DEVICE, AND METHODS FOR JOINT FUSION

SI-Bone Inc., Santa Clar...

1. A system for the fusion of the sacroiliac joint, the system comprising:a guide pin configured to have a length greater than a mediolateral side to side width of an adult human patient's pelvis, the guide pin having a proximal end with a first alignment feature and a distal end with a second alignment feature;
a broach having a lumen for receiving the guide pin, the lumen having a complementary alignment feature that is configured to interact with the first alignment feature and the second alignment feature to register the broach with the guide pin in a predetermined orientation, the broach configured to form a rectilinear cavity in bone; and
an implant having a rectilinear cross-section transverse to a longitudinal axis of the implant, the implant configured to have a length greater than the width between a surface of the patient's right ilium and a surface of the patient's left ilium, the implant sized to fit through the cavity formed by the broach,
wherein the broach further comprises:
an elongate body with a proximal end, a distal end, at least three faces between the distal end and the proximal end, a plurality of apices formed at the junctions between adjacent faces, and a longitudinal axis, the lumen extending throughout the elongate body about the longitudinal axis, wherein the lumen is sized and shaped for receiving the guide pin;
a plurality of cutting surfaces spaced apart along the longitudinal axis of the elongate body and located on the distal end of the elongate body for shaping the cavity to receive the implant, wherein the plurality of cutting surfaces are oriented along the plurality of apices and become progressively smaller in size towards the distal end; and
a plurality of additional cutting surfaces aligned with the plurality of apices for cutting channels in the cavity to receive a bone graft material.

US Pat. No. 10,362,980

METHOD FOR PREDICTING AROUSAL LEVEL AND AROUSAL LEVEL PREDICTION APPARATUS

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A method for predicting an arousal level used by a computer of an arousal level prediction apparatus that predicts an arousal level of a user, the method comprising:obtaining current biological information regarding the user detected by a first sensor;
calculating a current arousal level of the user on the basis of the current biological information;
obtaining current environment information indicating a current environment around the user detected by a second sensor;
predicting a future arousal level, which is an arousal level a certain period of time later, on the basis of the current arousal level and the current environment information; and
(i) issuing a notification to the user or (ii) controlling another device, on the basis of the future arousal level.

US Pat. No. 10,368,367

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING UPLINK SIGNAL IN WIRELESS LAN SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting an uplink signal by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, by the UE, a Timing Advance (TA) command in subframe n; and
transmitting, by the UE, sidelink control information including TA information based on the TA command,
wherein the TA information is transmitted in fourth sidelink subframe from the subframe n, and
wherein when the UE transmits the sidelink control information at least two times within a sidelink control information period, the sidelink control information after a second transmission of the sidelink control information includes TA information included in a first transmission of the sidelink control information.

US Pat. No. 10,368,316

COMMUNICATION METHOD AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A base station to serve at least two user equipments (UEs) comprising a first UE and a second UE, and the base station comprising:a processor, configured to obtain power parameters of the first UE and an adjustment parameter ?1,ue1 for a first transmit power, wherein the power parameters of the first UE comprise a UE-specific parameter PA,ue1 of the first UE, a cell-specific parameter PB,ue1 of the first UE, and a reference signal transmit power of the first UE, and the first transmit power is a transmit power of downlink data for the first UE; and
a transmitter, configured to send the power parameters of the first UE and the adjustment parameter ?1,ue1 for the first transmit power to the first UE; wherein
the processor is further configured to:
determine the first transmit power according to the power parameters of the first UE and the adjustment parameter ?1,ue1 for the first transmit power, and
determine ?ue1 according to PA,ue1, PB,ue1, and the adjustment parameter ?1,ue1 for the first transmit power, and determine the first transmit power according to ?ue1 and the reference signal transmit power of the first UE, wherein ?ue1 indicates a ratio of energy per resource element (EPRE) of a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) of the first UE to EPRE of a cell-specific reference signal of the first UE, ?ue1 comprises ?A,ue1 and ?B,ue1, and ?A,ue1 and ?B,ue1 correspond to different orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbol indexes of the first UE; and
the transmitter is further configured to send the downlink data for the first UE at the first transmit power.

US Pat. No. 10,368,249

MODELING FIBER CABLING ASSOCIATED WITH CELL SITES

ETAK Systems, LLC, Hunte...

1. A method for creating a three-dimensional (3D) model of a cell site and associated fiber connectivity, the method comprising:identifying fiber connectivity at or near the cell site;
obtaining first data capture of the fiber connectivity at or near the cell site;
following one or more paths similar to one or more paths of the fiber connectivity while obtaining second data capture of the fiber connectivity leading away from the cell site;
obtaining third data capture of the cell site including a cell tower, associated cell site components on the cell tower, one or more buildings, and surrounding geography around the cell site;
utilizing the first data capture, the second data capture, and the third data capture to develop the 3D model to include the cell site and the fiber connectivity; and
utilizing the 3D model to perform one or more of a cell site audit, a cell site survey, and a cell site planning and engineering process.

US Pat. No. 10,367,582

METHOD OF OPTICALLY TRANSMITTING DIGITAL INFORMATION FROM A SMART PHONE TO A CONTROL DEVICE

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A control device for controlling an electrical load comprising:a wireless communication module configured to receive wireless communications on a wireless network;
a controller responsive to the wireless communication module; and
an optical module configured to receive an optical signal comprising programming instructions from at least one of a visual display or a camera flash light source of a wireless device, wherein the programming instructions are configured to enable the wireless communication module to receive messages via the wireless communications on the wireless network; and
wherein the controller is configured, in response to the programming instructions in the optical signal received from the at least one of the visual display or the camera flash light source of the wireless control device, to connect to the wireless network and receive the messages on the wireless network via the wireless communication module, the controller further configured to control the electrical load in response to the messages received via the wireless communications on the wireless network.

US Pat. No. 10,367,565

COMMUNICATIONS METHODS AND APPARATUS USING MULTIPLE BEAMS

Charter Communications Op...

1. A method of operating a second wireless communications device, in communications with a first wireless communications device, which uses multiple beams for transmission, the method comprising:receiving signals from the first wireless communications device, said signals being transmitted by the first wireless communications device on a plurality different beams;
generating for each of the different beams on which a signal is received, a channel quality indicator;
prioritizing the beams;
transmitting to the first wireless communications device beam priority information;
receiving signals transmitted by the first wireless communications device using a highest priority beam indicated in the communicated beam priority information;
generating an additional channel quality indicator (CQI) from the received signals for the communications channel corresponding to the highest priority beam;
checking the additional channel quality indicator to confirm it is above a channel quality threshold; and
transmitting a beam confirmation indicator indicating that the highest priority beam is to continue to be used in response to said checking determining that the generated additional channel quality indicator is above said channel quality threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,367,275

COAXIAL CABLE CONNECTOR, CARRIER-EQUIPPED COAXIAL CABLE CONNECTOR, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING COAXIAL CABLE CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A coaxial cable connector that comprises:a housing that supports terminals,
a coaxial cable; and
an outer conductor shell that covers at least part of the housing and at least part of the coaxial cable,
a substantially cylindrical part configured to connect a mating connector to a distal end side of the outer conductor shell,
a crimper configured to fix the coaxial cable, the crimper provided at a rear end portion of the outer conductor shell; and
cut parts provided to the outer conductor shell at edge portions closer to the distal end side of the outer connector shell than the crimper, the cut parts formed from carrier linkage parts that are cut away from a connector carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,365,345

CALIBRATION DEVICE FOR USE WITH MEASUREMENT INSTRUMENTS

ANRITSU COMPANY, Morgan ...

1. A calibration device adapted to be used with a measurement instrument having two or more ports for transmitting and receiving radio frequency (RF) signals, the calibration device comprising:a controller;
two or more ports;
two or more power measurement circuits,
wherein each power measurement circuit is connectable with one of the two or more ports;
a non-transitory computer readable storage medium within which characterization data related to the two or more ports is storable;
wherein the non-transitory computer readable storage medium is accessible to the controller;
wherein the calibration device is adapted to be connected with the measurement instrument via a data bus to transmit and receive data between the controller and the measurement instrument;
wherein the two or more ports are adapted to be interchangeably connectable with the two or more ports of the measurement instrument; wherein characterization data related to the two or more ports are providable to the measurement instrument based on a detection of power at the two or more power measurement circuits; and
wherein when the two or more ports of the measurement instrument are connected with the two or more ports of the calibration device and a signal is transmitted by the measurement instrument to the calibration device, a connection configuration between the measurement instrument and the calibration device is determined based on the detection of power at the two or more power measurement circuits.

US Pat. No. 10,364,947

LED MODULE

LUMENS CO., LTD., Yongin...

1. An LED module comprising:light sources elongated in a first direction;
a mount supporting the light sources; and
a composite reflector integrated with the mount to guide light received from the light sources,
wherein the composite reflector comprises:
a first region arranged adjacent to the light sources to reflect light in a second direction substantially orthogonal to the first direction,
a third region arranged away from the mount to reflect light in the second direction substantially orthogonal to the first direction, and
a second region interposed between the first region and the third region and formed with a plurality of diffraction lines through which light is diffused in the second direction,
wherein the first region is devoid of the diffraction lines,
wherein the light from the light source is collected more in the second region than in the first region and the third region,
wherein the first region includes a first area substantially orthogonal to the mount and a second area intersecting the first area at an obtuse angle,
wherein the second region includes a first main diffraction area extending from one end of the second area at the same slope as the second area and a second main diffraction area intersecting the first main diffraction area at an obtuse angle,
wherein the slope of the second diffraction area is the same as the slope of the third region, and
wherein the light sources comprise a first row of light sources located closer to a boundary between the mount and the composite reflector and a second row of light sources located farther from the boundary, such that the light sources are alternately arranged in a zigzag pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,364,944

VISIBLE AND UV LIGHTING SYSTEM

SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V., Ei...

1. A lighting system, comprising:a housing which comprises a support structure and a light exit window for emitting light to the ambient surroundings of the lighting system;
an arrangement of UV LEDs mounted on the support structure, wherein the UV LEDs directly face the light exit window;
an arrangement of visible light LEDs mounted on the support structure;
a reflector arrangement, wherein the visible light LEDs face the reflector arrangement, and the reflector arrangement is for reflecting the visible light output from the visible light LEDs to the exit window; and,
a UV beam shaping arrangement for shaping the output of the UV LEDs such that nearly all of the output of the UV LEDs passes to the light exit window without reaching any of the visible light LEDs.

US Pat. No. 10,364,800

ASSEMBLY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING A TOWER FOR A WIND GENERATOR

SOLETANCHE FREYSSINET, R...

1. A system for assembling a tower for a wind generator consisting of a plurality of blocks, comprising:an internal structure for lifting each one of said blocks, and
an external structure for supporting said lifting structure, the lifting structure able to be moveable in relation to the support structure between a block-gripping position and a block-holding position, the lifting structure comprising a body for gripping each block,
wherein the body for gripping comprises at least one rod able to penetrate into a recess of each block,
wherein said at least one rod can be retracted, said at least one rod extending in a direction perpendicular to the movement of the lifting structure between the block-gripping position and the block-holding position,
wherein said at least one rod is arranged to extend outside the block when the block is disposed inside the lifting structure and the supporting structure, and
wherein the lifting structure comprises:
at least one holding arm, said at least one holding arm comprising:
a longitudinal portion, and
an abutment portion arranged to bear laterally on the block,
said at least one rod and said at least one holding arm constituting the only interfaces between the system and each block.

US Pat. No. 10,364,761

TURBOCHARGER

MAHLE FILTER SYSTEMS JAPA...

1. A turbocharger, comprising:a turbine wheel driven by exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine;
a first compressor wheel and a second compressor wheel coaxially coupled to the turbine wheel via a shaft member;
a main housing accommodating the first and second compressor wheels and having defined therein a communication passage through which air compressed by the first compressor wheel flows to the second compressor wheel; and
an electric motor arranged in the communication passage,
wherein the electric motor comprises
the shaft member as a rotation shaft thereof: and
a cylindrical motor housing provided in the main housing, the cylindrical motor housing having a first end portion facing the first compressor wheel, and a second end portion located opposite from the first end portion in an axial direction of the shaft member and facing the second compressor wheel, and
wherein the first and second end portions of the cylindrical motor housing are in fluid communication with the communication passage via a first air introduction channel and a second air introduction channel such that compressed air is introduced from the communication passage to the inside of the cylindrical motor housing through the first end portion of the cylindrical motor housing, flows through an inside of the cylindrical motor housing in the axial direction of the shaft member and is discharged to the communication passage through the second end portion of the cylindrical motor housing;
wherein a first cylindrical member is provided and fixed between the first compressor wheel and the cylindrical motor housing, the first cylindrical member including the first air introduction channel which is perpendicular with respect to a longitudinal axis of the shaft member and the second air introduction channel which is parallel with respect to the longitudinal axis of the shaft member; and
wherein the first air introduction channel intersects the second air introduction channel prior to compressed air flowing into the first end portion of the cylindrical motor housing.

US Pat. No. 10,364,666

OPTIMIZED DIRECTIONAL DRILLING USING MWD DATA

Nabors Drilling Technolog...

13. A method of directional drilling comprising:receiving, by a bottom hole assembly (BHA) controller, data from one or more downhole sensors;
determining, by the BHA controller, a relationship from the data from the one or more downhole sensors, wherein the relationship is between at least one of a:
(i) measured differential pressure (DP) and measured toolface orientation;
(ii) measured weight-on-bit (WOB) and measured shock and vibration of a drill bit;
(iii) measured rotations per minute (RPM) of a drill bit and measured shock and vibration, wherein the relationship is determined for an interval of time; or
(iv) measured WOB and measured rate of penetration;
communicating, by the BHA controller, the relationship to a surface controller;
receiving, by the surface controller, the relationship communicated from the BHA controller;
receiving, by the surface controller, data from one or more surface sensors; and
providing, by the surface controller, control signals to a drilling system responsive to the relationship and the data received from the one or more surface sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,364,461

QUANTUM MOLECULAR SEQUENCING (QM-SEQ): IDENTIFICATION OF UNIQUE NANOELECTRONIC TUNNELING SPECTROSCOPY FINGERPRINTS FOR DNA, RNA, AND SINGLE NUCLEOTIDE MODIFICATIONS

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A sequencer, comprising:a processor;
a read head having a plurality of quantum tunneling tips;
a substrate capable of supporting at least one polynucleotide that comprises one or more nucleobases, wherein the substrate comprises channels into which a sample may be flowed to deposit at least one polynucleotide onto the substrate, and wherein each channel comprises a bottom surface and two walls, wherein the bottom surface is the conductive substrate and the walls are composed of a hydrophobic polymer, and wherein the substrate comprises a polycationic surface;
a bias voltage coupled to the processor and providing a voltage between the read head and the substrate;
a current sensor coupled between the bias voltage and the read head, the current sensor providing a current to the processor, wherein the processor executes instructions to acquire electronic signature data at a set of positions across the sample and store the electronic signature data according to position, and wherein individual nucleobases can be identified based on the electronic signature data.

US Pat. No. 10,363,975

INSERT WITH INTEGRATED FASTENER

Zephyros, Inc., Romeo, M...

1. An insert comprising a generally flat carrier having a first face and an opposing second face that each terminate at a peripheral edge, wherein the carrier includes:i) a thermally expandable polymeric material on at least a portion of one of the first or second faces; and
ii) a plurality of integrally formed flexible attachments that project outwardly from the peripheral edge and include one or more free ends located at an end projection that extend substantially parallel to the peripheral edge,
wherein the carrier is free of hinges; and
wherein the insert is free of any thermally expandable polymeric material in contact with the peripheral edge of the carrier prior to expansion of the thermally expandable polymeric material; and
wherein a portion of the thermally expandable polymeric material covers the plurality of integrally formed flexible attachments and the portion of the thermally expandable polymeric material covering the plurality of integrally formed flexible attachments is coextensive with the plurality of integrally formed flexible attachments.

US Pat. No. 10,362,974

SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS FOR PERFORMING TRANS-ABDOMINAL FETAL OXIMETRY AND/OR TRANS-ABDOMINAL FETAL PULSE OXIMETRY USING A HEARTBEAT SIGNAL FOR A PREGNANT MAMMAL

RAYDIANT OXIMETRY, INC., ...

1. A fetal monitoring system, comprising:a detector adapted to detect light reflected from an abdomen of a pregnant mammal and a fetus contained therein, the reflected light corresponding to incident light projected into the pregnant mammal's abdomen and the fetus by a light source, the detector being further adapted to convert the detected light into a reflected electronic signal and communicate the reflected electronic signal to a processor; and
a processor in communication with the detector, the processor being configured to:
isolate a portion of the reflected electronic signal that corresponds to light reflected from the fetus from the reflected electronic signal, the isolation comprising:
receiving the reflected electronic signal from the detector,
receiving a heartbeat signal for the pregnant mammal,
monitoring the maternal heartbeat signal for a decrease in heartrate corresponding to maternal respiration,
determining a portion of the reflected electronic signal that corresponds with the heartbeat signal for the pregnant mammal and the decrease in heartrate corresponding to maternal respiration,
subtracting the portion of the reflected electronic signal that corresponds with the heartbeat signal and the decrease in heartrate corresponding to maternal respiration for the pregnant mammal from the reflected electronic signal,
analyze the isolated portion of the reflected electronic signal to determine a hemoglobin oxygen saturation level of the fetus; and
facilitate provision of an indication of the hemoglobin oxygen saturation level of the fetus to a display device.

US Pat. No. 10,362,973

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING AND MANAGING LIFE OF A BATTERY IN AN ANALYTE SENSOR SYSTEM WORN BY A USER

DexCom, Inc., San Diego,...

1. A method for prolonging life of a battery installed in an analyte sensor system configured to be worn by a user comprising:measuring a first analyte value at a first time;
causing a transmission of the measured first analyte value along with a predicted second analyte value;
measuring a second analyte value at a second time;
calculating a difference between the measured second analyte value and the predicted second analyte value;
determining whether the calculated difference between the measured second analyte value and the predicted second analyte value is within a predefined range;
determining that a remaining power level of the battery is less than a predetermined power level; and
responsive to the determining that the remaining power level of the battery is less than the predetermined power level and determining that the calculated difference is within the predefined range,
skipping a transmission of the measured second analyte value,
wherein the predefined range is a variable predefined range that is determined based at least partly on a clinical error grid.

US Pat. No. 10,362,969

IMAGE-BASED DETECTION AND DIAGNOSIS OF DIASTASIS RECTI

Sensors Unlimited, Inc., ...

1. A method for diagnosing a condition of a subject, comprising:imaging surface skin of an abdominal area in vivo, using an imaging sensor sensitive to infrared radiation, of the subject to obtain one or more images of the abdominal area;
identifying subcutaneous features including separation between rectus abdominis muscles in the abdominal area in the one or more images;
quantifying distance across the separation between the rectus abdominis muscles from the one or more images; and
outputting the results of the quantified distance and one or more images.

US Pat. No. 10,368,143

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSCEIVING SCENE COMPOSITION INFORMATION IN MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of transmitting information for multimedia content, the method comprising:generating the information for the multimedia content comprising:
initial information of an asset, and
spatial information and temporal information of the asset comprising temporal information related to scenes, and the temporal information related to the scenes including temporal information related to at least one area of a scene; and
transmitting the information for the multimedia content,
wherein the initial information is separate from the spatial information and the temporal information,
wherein the spatial information and temporal information include scene id, and area id related to the scene, and
wherein the temporal information related to the scenes represents that the scenes are activated in series based on a time axis.

US Pat. No. 10,368,113

ADVERTISEMENT SCHEDULER

TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTE...

1. A method, comprising: in an advertisement management system that communicates with a plurality of advertiser order generation systems and electronically receives, via a communication network, a plurality of deals comprising advertiser orders: receiving a commercial break schedule generated from a completed assignment of one or more spots, wherein the one or more spots correspond to the plurality of deals comprising the advertiser orders to place the one or more spots into one or more commercial breaks in the commercial break schedule based on constraints and placement requirements; determining a first liability per pending spot for one or more of the plurality of deals; determining candidate deals with liability above a threshold value, indicating that the candidate deals are under-performing; reshuffling the placement of the one or more spots for maximum delivery of the candidate deals in order to minimize the liability associated with the candidate deals, wherein the reshuffling is based on a forecast of an expected viewership associated with the one or more of the plurality of deals, and a pacing computation of cumulative demographics guaranteed at a particular point in time; modifying the forecast of the expected viewership associated with the one or more of the plurality of deals based on a weighting factor, wherein the weighting factor is updatable; and generating a finalized commercial break schedule based on the reshuffling to create a focused advertisement campaign.

US Pat. No. 10,368,100

VIDEO DATA DECODING METHOD AND VIDEO DATA DECODING APPARATUS

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A method for decoding video data comprising:receiving coded video data comprising video data and depth data corresponding to the video data;
acquiring motion data for inter-view prediction of a coding unit of the video data from the depth data;
performing inter-view prediction based on the motion data; and
reconstructing video data according to the video data comprising the coding unit and the depth data based on the inter-view prediction, the coding unit comprising at least one prediction block,
wherein the acquiring motion data for inter-view prediction of the coding unit comprises deriving the motion data for inter-view prediction of the coding unit based on a location and a size of the coding unit,
wherein the motion data for inter-view prediction of a prediction block of the video data is calculated using information derived from a depth map picture to which the coding unit refers, the information including the disparity of the maximum value of the depth values of a corresponding unit of the depth map picture to which the coding unit refers, and
wherein, in response to the coding unit comprising prediction blocks for which the inter-view predication is applied, the maximum value is shared in the prediction blocks for the motion data calculation of inter-view prediction.

US Pat. No. 10,368,069

CODING UNIT QUANTIZATION PARAMETERS IN VIDEO CODING

Texas Instruments Incorpo...

1. A method of video encoding, comprising:dividing a picture into a plurality of non-over-lapping blocks;
for a first of the plurality of non-over-lapping blocks of a first size from a first portion of the picture, determine a first minimum coding unit size for which a first quantization parameter will be determined wherein the first minimum coding unit size is less than the first size;
for a second of the plurality of non-over-lapping blocks of a second size from a second portion of the picture, determine a second minimum coding unit size for which a second quantization parameter will be determined wherein the second minimum coding unit size is less than the second size;
transforming the plurality of non-over-lapping blocks into a plurality of transformed coefficients in a frequency domain using a transform function;
quantizing the plurality of transformed coefficients using a plurality of quantization parameters including the first quantization parameter and the second quantization parameter; and
encoding the plurality of quantized transformed coefficients into a bit stream and signaling at a picture level in the bit stream the minimum coding unit size for which the first quantization parameter is determined for the first non-over-lapping block and the minimum coding unit size for which the second quantization parameter is determined for the second non-over-lapping block.

US Pat. No. 10,368,064

WIRELESS TRANSMISSION OF REAL-TIME MEDIA

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method for wireless transmission of a media from a source device to a sink device over a wireless transmission channel, comprising:encoding the real-time media as a plurality of sets of frames, wherein each set of frames includes a key-frame;
determining a time-required for wireless transmission of one or more key-frames based on a size of the one or more key-frames and an available bandwidth between the source device and the sink device for a time-allocation for wireless transmission from the source device to the sink device;
when the time-required for wireless transmission of the key-frame is greater than the time-allocation for wireless transmission from the source device to the sink device:
setting a new time-allocation for wireless transmission to have a value greater than or equal to the time-required for transmission of the one or more key-frames; and
wirelessly transmitting the encoded media from the source device to the sink device using the new time-allocation.

US Pat. No. 10,368,048

METHOD FOR THE REPRESENTATION OF A THREE-DIMENSIONAL SCENE ON AN AUTO-STEREOSCOPIC MONITOR

Novomatic AG, Gumpoldski...

4. An auto-stereoscopic monitor for displaying a three-dimensional scene, which is provided as a number of basic images which respectively show the scene to be displayed from different viewing angles, the auto-stereoscopic monitor comprising:a memory for storing an image mask for each of the basic images, each of the image masks associated with a size of a native screen resolution of the auto-stereoscopic monitor, or of a partial area adapted to the auto-stereoscopic display window thereof;
a weighting unit adapted to specify a number of basic image masks;
a screen for displaying a raster image;
optical elements which, when using a basic image mask, respectively map a light originating from the basic images to points on a straight line;
a detection unit for determining a current normal distance of an observer from the auto-stereoscopic monitor normal to an image plane of the auto-stereoscopic monitor; and
an updating unit which determines a stretching factor as a function of the normal distance and a nominal distance when the normal distance of the observer changes, wherein the image masks are stretched or compressed in the direction of the horizontal image axis as a function of the stretching factor;
wherein the weighting unit is adapted
to weight the individual basic images according to sub-pixels with the values of the respective image mask assigned to them and then adds them, and to stretch compress the image masks in the direction of the horizontal image axis as a function of the stretching factor by means of interpolation of the image mask, wherein the stretched or compressed image masks have the same resolution and width as the image mask before being stretched or compressed;
to center the stretched or compressed image masks horizontally, so that the horizontal center of the stretched or compressed image masks coincides with the horizontal center of the image mask before being stretched or compressed; and
wherein the distance between two adjacent projection points on a straight line at the current normal distance from the screen, corresponds to a distance between two respective adjacent projection points on a straight line at the nominal distance from the screen.

US Pat. No. 10,368,026

SOLID-STATE IMAGE SENSING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An imaging device, comprising: a first pixel that outputs a first pixel signal, wherein the first pixel includes: a first photoelectric converter; and a first plurality of transistors; a second pixel that outputs a second pixel signal, wherein the second pixel includes: a second photoelectric converter; and a second plurality of transistors; a first signal line that conveys the first pixel signal; a second signal line that conveys the second pixel signal; a third signal line coupled to the first signal line; a fourth signal line coupled to the second signal line; a first current supply circuit coupled to the third signal line; a second current supply circuit coupled to the fourth signal line; a first transistor coupled between the first current supply circuit and a fixed potential; a second transistor coupled between the second current supply circuit and the fixed potential; and a first circuit coupled between the third signal line and the fourth signal line.

US Pat. No. 10,368,020

IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An apparatus including a sensing device capable of acquiring a phase difference signal for use in focus detection and a pixel signal for an image, the apparatus comprising:a controller having a processor which executes instructions stored in a memory or having circuitry, the controller being configured to function as:
a control unit configured to switch acquisition of the phase difference signal on an area-by-area basis in a frame in the sensing device, and
a correction unit configured to select defect information associated with the pixel signal acquired from the sensing device and correct the pixel signal based on the selected defect information,
wherein the memory stores the defect information which includes at least first defect information and second defect information in a same format as that of the first defect information,
the control unit has at least a first drive mode and a second drive mode in which the phase difference signal is acquired for an area different from an area for which the phase difference signal is acquired in the first drive mode, and
the correction unit switches defect information used, based on a change of an area in a frame in which the phase difference signal is to be acquired, and uses the first defect information in a case where, in a frame to be acquired, the control unit performs the control in the first drive mode while using the second defect information in a case where the control unit performs the control in the second drive mode.

US Pat. No. 10,368,018

IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR, IMAGE SENSOR, AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image capturing apparatus comprising:a pixel area composed of a plurality of pixels arranged in a matrix;
a plurality of output circuits that apply preset processing to signals which are read out in parallel from a plurality of divided areas obtained by dividing the pixel area in a column direction and output the processed signals;
a controller that performs control to execute first driving multiple times for reading out signals for obtaining correction data from each of the divided areas to the output circuits, and second driving for reading out image signals from the divided areas to the output circuits;
a correction circuit that obtains the correction data from the signals which are read out through the first driving, and corrects the image signals using the correction data; and
a memory that stores area-to-area differences in the correction data obtained from the divided areas,
wherein the controller executes the first driving with respect to pixels in a part of rows that includes a row at a border of the divided areas,
the correction circuit obtains the correction data by, for each column, removing one or more outliers of the signals that have been read out multiple times, and averaging a remainder of the signals, and
the correction circuit corrects the image signals obtained from the divided areas using the area-to-area differences in the correction data.

US Pat. No. 10,368,013

CONVERSION BETWEEN ASPECT RATIOS IN CAMERA

GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, ...

1. An image capture apparatus, comprising:an image sensor configured to capture an input image having a source aspect ratio, the input image including pixels located at input positions;
a display coupled to one or more physical processors; and
the one or more physical processors configured by machine-readable instructions to:
obtain the input image;
select a portion within the input image, the portion including a subset of the pixels; and
apply a transformation to the input image to generate an output image, the output image having a target aspect ratio different than the source aspect ratio, the output image including the pixels located at output positions, wherein:
the transformation non-uniformly shifts the pixels from the input positions to the output positions based on distances between the input positions of the pixels and a center of the portion within the input image; and
the transformation non-uniformly shifts the pixels such that differences between the input positions and the output positions of the subset of the pixels within the portion are less than differences between the input positions and the output positions of others of the pixels; and
present the output image on the display.

US Pat. No. 10,368,012

IMAGE CAPTURE APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image capture apparatus comprising:an image sensor having a plurality of pixels, wherein each of the plurality of pixels has a plurality of photoelectric conversion units that respectively receives luminous fluxes that have passed through different regions on an exit pupil of an optical system;
one or more processors; and
a memory storing instructions which, when the instructions are executed by the one or more processors, cause the image capturing apparatus to:
obtain a plurality of first image data respectively corresponding to the different regions of the exit pupil, and a second image data corresponding to a plurality of regions of the exit pupil;
reduce the plurality of first image data;
generate distribution data representing distribution of defocus amount in the plurality of first image data;
generate extracted data for obtaining distribution data having higher resolution than the distribution data based on the first image data and the second image data; and
output the extracted data, the distribution data, and the second image data to be recorded in the image capture apparatus or transmitted outside.

US Pat. No. 10,368,011

CAMERA ARRAY REMOVING LENS DISTORTION

1. A camera system comprising:a camera array comprising camera modules, the camera modules comprising a master camera that includes a processor, a memory, a sensor, a lens and a switch, the switch configured to instruct each of the camera modules to initiate a start operation to start recording video data using the lens and the sensor in each of the camera modules and the switch configured to instruct the camera modules to initiate a stop operation to stop recording; and
an aggregation system communicatively coupled to the camera array to receive the video data from the camera array, the aggregation system including code and routines stored on a non-transitory memory and configured to provide lens distortion correction for the video data when executed by the processor based on a forward model to map a three-dimensional real-world point onto an undistorted two-dimensional image by capturing the three-dimensional real-world point (V), determining a length of V by calculating a Euclidean norm, determining a normalized three-dimensional point (VN) by normalizing V, and determining an angle of VN;
wherein the camera modules of the camera array are configured to provide at least a 3× field of view overlap; and
wherein the camera array comprises equator camera modules that are arranged around an equator of the camera array so that the equator camera modules are adjacent to one another and configured to capture images having a same orientation relative to one another, wherein the same orientation is a portrait orientation or a landscape orientation of an optical sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,368,009

IMAGING APPARATUS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An imaging apparatus configured to be used on a vehicle, the imaging apparatus comprising:an image forming system configured to condense light received from an approaching vehicle that approaches the vehicle;
an imaging unit configured to:
receive the light condensed by the image forming system; and
photoelectrically convert the light;
a protection member configured to:
protect the imaging unit; and
optically transmit the light received from the approaching vehicle,
wherein the protection member is between the image forming system and the imaging unit such that an imaging unit side surface of the protection member is at an oblique angle to a light receiving surface of the imaging unit, and
wherein the light that passes through the protection member and reflects on the imaging unit towards the protection member is reflected back on the imaging unit towards a road surface; and
an absorbing member in a second direction that the imaging unit side surface of the protection member faces,
wherein the absorbing member is configured to absorb the light reflected back on the imaging unit towards the road surface.

US Pat. No. 10,368,002

CAMERA MODULES WITH AUTOFOCUS AND OPTICAL IMAGE STABILIZATION FUNCTIONS

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A camera module comprising:an image sensor;
a lens assembly positioned to focus an image on the image sensor and comprising a liquid lens comprising a liquid interface; and
a mechanical actuator that causes relative translation between the lens assembly and the image sensor in each of an X-direction parallel to a first lateral axis and a Y-direction parallel to a second lateral axis, the first lateral axis substantially perpendicular to an optical axis of the lens assembly, and the second lateral axis substantially perpendicular to each of the optical axis and the first lateral axis;
wherein the lens assembly is fixed relative to the image sensor in each of a first rotational direction about the first lateral axis and a second rotational direction about the second lateral axis;
wherein a tilt of the liquid interface is adjustable to adjust a focal point of the lens assembly in at least one of the X-direction or the Y-direction to perform an optical image stabilization (OIS) function in two or more axes; and
wherein the liquid lens and the mechanical actuator cooperatively operate to perform the OIS function in four or more axes with mechanical motion limited to an X-Y plane.

US Pat. No. 10,367,992

IMAGE SENSOR AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An image sensor comprising a plurality of pixels, each pixel including:one on-chip lens; and
a plurality of photoelectric conversion layers formed below the on-chip lens,
wherein each of at least two of the plurality of photoelectric conversion layers is split, partially formed, or partially shielded from light with respect to a light-receiving surface,
wherein the pixels are phase difference detection pixels for performing auto focus (AF) by phase difference detection, and
wherein a difference in output between the photoelectric conversion layers in the plurality of phase difference detection pixels is used for the phase difference detection.

US Pat. No. 10,367,981

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE, IMAGE-CAPTURING MODULE THEREOF AND CARRIER ASSEMBLY THEREOF

AZUREWAVE TECHNOLOGIES, I...

1. An image-capturing module, comprising:a circuit substrate having a top surface and a bottom surface;
an image-sensing chip disposed on the bottom surface of the circuit substrate and electrically connected to the circuit substrate, wherein the image-sensing chip has an image-sensing area;
at least one electronic component disposed on the bottom surface of the circuit substrate and electrically connected to the circuit substrate;
a package structure disposed on the bottom surface of the circuit substrate to cover the at least one electronic component; and
a lens assembly including a holder structure disposed on the top surface of the circuit substrate and a lens structure being held by the holder structure and corresponding to the image-sensing area,
wherein the package structure surrounds the image-sensing chip, and a thickness of the package structure is greater than a thickness of the image-sensing chip;
wherein the image-capturing module further comprises at least one conductive body disposed on the bottom surface of the circuit substrate and electrically connected to the circuit substrate, the at least one conductive body is partially covered by the package structure, and a bottom surface of the at least one conductive body is exposed out of the package structure, wherein the package structure has a flattening surface flush with the bottom surface of the at least one conductive body, and wherein the circuit substrate has an unoccupied area that is disposed on the top surface thereof and surrounded by the holder structure.

US Pat. No. 10,367,979

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGING APPARATUS, DRIVER MONITORING SYSTEM, VEHICLE, AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising:an image acquirer configured to acquire a captured image capturing a subject illuminated by light from at least one light source; and
a controller configured to generate adjustment information for adjusting an intensity of the light from the at least one light source on the basis of a size of a pupil of the subject determined from the captured image,
wherein the controller is configured to detect a first position where brightness is maximum within a predetermined region of the captured image that includes the pupil, a first brightness at the first position, a second position at a first distance from the first position in the captured image, and a second brightness at the second position, and determine the size of the pupil on the basis of the first brightness and the second brightness.

US Pat. No. 10,367,978

CAMERA SWITCHING METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE SUPPORTING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a housing;
a first camera;
a second camera;
a display;
a memory;
a processor; and
at least one sensor,
wherein the processor is configured to:
display image data obtained through the first camera or through the second camera on the display,
analyze sensing information obtained through the at least one sensor, and to determine whether a cover is in a first arrangement state or a second arrangement state based on the analyzed sensing information, wherein the first arrangement state corresponds to a state in which the cover covers at least a part of the first camera, the second arrangement state corresponds to a state in which the cover covers at least a part of the second camera disposed on another surface of the housing,
if it is determined that the cover is in the first arrangement state, switch a photographing unit from the first camera to second camera, and terminate displaying the image data on the display, and
if it is determined the cover is in the second arrangement state, set the first camera to a photographing ready state.

US Pat. No. 10,367,967

APPARATUS AND METHOD TO FACILITATE PRINTING OF CATALOG LABELS

1. An electronic device comprising:a memory storing a digital catalog;
at least one processor coupled to the memory, wherein the at least one processor is configured to:
determine that a printer is associated with the digital catalog if a match is found between printer identification information received from the printer and printer identification information stored in the memory,
determine that the printer is not associated with the digital catalog if a match is not found between printer identification information received from the printer and printer identification information stored in the memory,
receive a request for an item or part number in the digital catalog after determining that the printer is not associated with the digital catalog or after determining that the printer is associated with the digital catalog,
transmit a barcode associated with the requested item or part number to the printer after determining that the printer is not associated with the digital catalog or after determining that the printer is associated with the digital catalog,
transmit a print request to the printer to print the barcode after determining that the printer is not associated with the digital catalog or after determining that the printer is associated with the digital catalog, and
if the printer is not associated with the digital catalog, receive a barcode label print acknowledgment request after transmitting the print request to the printer to print the barcode.

US Pat. No. 10,367,954

INFORMATION PROCESSOR AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING CONVERSION METHOD SETTING PROGRAM FOR CONVERTING USER READ INFORMATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH SELECTED CONVERSION METHOD

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A networked computer system that facilitates printing operations by authenticating a user prior to performing those printing operations, the networked computer system comprising:a multifunction machine that is structured to at least perform a printing operation on a medium, the multifunction machine connecting to a reading device configured to receive credentials of the user, the credentials being used to authenticate the user with the networked computer system in order to perform the printing operation; and
a server computer system, wherein the server computer system is in communication with the multifunction machine and is configured to at least partially control operations of the multifunction machine, including the printing operation, the server computer system comprising:
a processor configured to:
obtain read information read from an authentication medium by the reading device of the multifunction machine;
convert the read information in accordance with a selected conversion method, wherein the selected conversion method is one of a plurality of candidate conversion methods, and wherein selecting the selected conversion method is performed by the following selection method:
selecting a first candidate conversion method included within the plurality of candidate conversion methods;
converting the read information using the first candidate conversion method and performing a comparison between the converted read information and comparative-purpose authentication information; and
if a match is identified as a result of the comparison, selecting the first candidate conversion method as the selected conversion method, but if the match is not identified, repeating the selection method using a different candidate conversion method included within the plurality of candidate conversion methods until the match is identified;
to obtain the comparative-purpose authentication information that is used for the comparison with the read information after the read information is converted; and
to set, when the converted read information and the comparative-purpose authentication information match each other, the selected conversion method as a particular conversion method to be used to convert the read information read by the reading device.

US Pat. No. 10,367,949

ECHO CANCELLER DEVICE AND VOICE TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. An echo canceller device comprising:an adaptive filtering unit to perform a filtering operation using a filter-coefficient group on a sequence of reception signals input thereto, and to adaptively update the filter-coefficient group on a basis of a voice-transmission signal input thereto from a sound collector;
a false echo calculator to acquire current and previous filter-coefficient groups which have been used by the adaptive filtering unit, and to calculate false echo signals by performing filtering operations using the current and previous filter-coefficient groups, respectively, on the sequence of reception signals;
an evaluation value calculator to calculate evaluated values of an echo cancellation quantity corresponding to the respective false echo signals on a basis of the voice-transmission signal and the false echo signals;
a false echo selector to select, as an estimated echo component, a false echo signal from among the false echo signals on a basis of the evaluated values of the echo cancellation quantity; and
a signal output unit to output a residual signal indicating a difference between the estimated echo component and the voice-transmission signal.

US Pat. No. 10,367,948

POST-MIXING ACOUSTIC ECHO CANCELLATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Shure Acquisition Holding...

1. A system, comprising:(A) a memory;
(B) a plurality of acoustic sources each configured to generate an audio signal;
(C) a mixer in communication with the plurality of acoustic sources and the memory, the mixer configured to mix the audio signal from each of the plurality of acoustic sources to produce a mixed audio signal; and
(D) an acoustic echo canceller in communication with the mixer, the memory, and a remote audio signal, the acoustic echo canceller configured to generate an echo-cancelled mixed audio signal based on the mixed audio signal, information gathered from the audio signal from each of the plurality of acoustic sources, and the remote audio signal, wherein the acoustic echo canceller comprises:
a background filter having background filter tap coefficients and configured to measure a background error power of the audio signal from each of the plurality of acoustic sources using a normalized least-mean squares algorithm;
a hidden filter having hidden filter tap coefficients and configured to measure a hidden error power of the audio signal from each of the plurality of acoustic sources, based on the audio signal from each of the plurality of acoustic sources and the remote audio signal; and
an error comparison module in communication with the background filter and the hidden filter, the error comparison module configured to:
compare the background error power and the hidden error power; and
select and store the background filter tap coefficients in the memory, if the background error power is greater than the hidden error power.

US Pat. No. 10,367,945

PERFORMING CONTEXTUAL ANALYSIS OF INCOMING TELEPHONE CALLS AND SUGGESTING FORWARDING PARTIES

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, by a computing device, an incoming telephone call from a caller;
identifying, by the computing device, a telephone number associated with the telephone call;
determining an identity of the caller based on the telephone number; and
using the identity of the caller to identify the location of the identified caller from a location sharing system;
predicting, by the computing device, one or more reasons for the telephone call based on the location of the identified caller; and
displaying, by the computing device, the one or more reasons for the telephone call.

US Pat. No. 10,367,939

IVR RECORDING PREVIEW SYSTEM AND METHOD

Verint Americas Inc., Al...

1. A method for previewing an interactive voice response (IVR) recording, comprising:processing at least one audio file using an IVR unit to create routing data, wherein the at least one audio file was obtained from an interaction between a customer and the IVR in a telephone call;
transferring the routing data to a routing unit;
processing the routing data using a routing unit to create customer data;
routing the telephone call to a queue for a customer service agent based on the customer data;
prompting the customer service agent to play the at least one audio file using a Customer Engagement Center (CEC) desktop;connecting the customer service agent to the telephone call.

US Pat. No. 10,367,927

WEARABLE DEVICE WITH AN ANTENNA SYSTEM

LOGITECH EUROPE, S.A., L...

1. A wearable electronic device comprising:a first earphone and a second earphone;
a controller module that comprises:
a printed circuit board having a ground plane;
electrical components that include a transceiver; and
an antenna configured to wirelessly communicate with an external electronic device, wherein the antenna has a loop shape and comprises a first connection point that is electrically connected to the ground plane and a second connection point that is electrically connected to the transceiver; and
a cable having a first cable portion that includes one or more first conductors that electrically couple the electrical components of the controller module to the first earphone and a second cable portion that includes one or more second conductors that electrically couple the electrical components of the controller module to the second earphone, wherein
the first cable portion comprises a first shield surrounding the one or more first conductors and having a first length,
the second cable portion comprises a second shield surrounding the one or more second conductors and having a second length that is different from the first length,
the first and second shields are electrically coupled to a first point and a second point on the ground plane of the printed circuit board, respectively, and
the first length of the first cable portion and the second length of the second cable portion are designed to improve the efficiency of the antenna at a wireless communication frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,367,926

HOUSING ASSEMBLY FOR TERMINAL, TERMINAL AND MOBILE PHONE

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A housing assembly for a terminal, comprising:a housing;
an antenna radiator, positioned at an outer face of the housing, and having a first orthographic projection region on the outer face; and
a ferrite, arranged on an inner face of the housing and having a second orthographic projection region on the outer face, and the first orthographic projection region being located in the second orthographic projection region,
wherein the housing defines a slot, the slot penetrates through two opposite lateral walls of the housing and is spaced apart from the antenna radiator, the slot is provided with a metal strip therein, and the metal strip is spaced apart from the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,367,916

ENHANCED FEATURE VECTOR

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A method for controlling access by an application to features on a client device, the method comprising:receiving, from a server, a Feature Vector (FV) that particularly corresponds to the application, the FV listing one or more of the features on the client device that are to be unavailable to the application while the application executes, on the client device, in a container that has been extended through use of at least one plug-in that is particularly configured to provide the application access to one or more native functionality features on the client device;
processing aspects of the FV including storing at least a portion of the FV in a local repository on the client device;
accessing the stored portion of the FV in the local repository to determine an availability of a particular native functionality feature of the one or more native functionality features that are accessible to the application through the at least one plug-in; and
providing to the application an indicia of the availability of the particular native functionality feature based on determining that the particular native functionality feature is not listed in the stored portion of the FV.

US Pat. No. 10,367,915

OPTIMIZED IMAGE DELIVERY OVER LIMITED BANDWIDTH COMMUNICATION CHANNELS

1. A method of retrieving large-scale images over network communications channel for display on an internet-capable digital phone, the method comprising:issuing a first request for a first image data parcel from the internet-capable digital phone to a remote computer, wherein the first image data parcel and a second image data parcel are selected based on a same operator controlled image viewpoint on the internet-capable digital phone relative to a predetermined image and the first and the second image data parcels contain data that are used to generate a display on the internet-capable digital phone according to the same operator controlled image viewpoint;
wherein the predetermined image is processed to obtain a series K1-N of derivative images of progressively lower detail level, wherein each respective derivative image of the series is subdivided into a regular array wherein each resulting image data parcel of the regular array has a predetermined detail level, and wherein the resulting image data parcels are stored on the remote computer, the resulting image data parcels comprising the first and the second image data parcels;
receiving the first image data parcel from the remote computer over the network communications channels, the first image data parcel being sent by the remote computer in response to the first request;
displaying on the internet-capable digital phone at least part of the predetermined image using the first image data parcel received by the internet-capable digital phone, wherein the first image data parcel uniquely forms a discrete portion of the predetermined image according to the same operator controlled image viewpoint;
issuing a second request for the second image data parcel from the internet-capable digital phone to the remote computer; and
receiving the second image data parcel from the remote computer over the network communications channel, the second image data parcel being sent by the remote computer in response to the second request;
displaying on the internet-capable digital phone at least part of the predetermined image using the second image data parcel received by the internet-capable digital phone, wherein the second image data parcel uniquely forms a discrete portion of the predetermined image according to the same operator controlled image viewpoint;
wherein the first and the second requests are issued according to prioritization from among a plurality of image data parcels selected for same operator controlled viewpoint.

US Pat. No. 10,367,913

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRACKING USER BEHAVIOR USING CLOSED CAPTION TEXT

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

1. A method of tracking user viewing behavior, comprising:presenting media content to a user via a media device, the media content including closed-caption information;
determining that a user has initiated, at a first time, a user interface event that modifies a playback rate or playback position of the media content;
determining, by the media device, whether a phrase comprising a string of characters appearing within close caption information is an unique phrase by disqualifying recurring catch-phrases occurring multiple times in a program as not likely sufficiently unique and qualifying relatively rare phrases occurring in the program as likely sufficiently unique, and further deeming a phrase occurring only once in the program as qualifying preferentially as unique;
determining, at the media device, while the media content is being presented to the user, an offset time corresponding to a difference between the first time and a second time corresponding to an occurrence of the phrase which has been qualified by the media device as an unique phrase within the closed-caption information;
logging, with a processor, viewing behavior of the user based on the media content, the offset time, and an event type associated with the user interface event, wherein the logging includes creating a log file including a media content ID, a user ID, the event type, the phrase qualified as an unique phrase, and the offset time; and
transmitting the log file to a server configured to aggregate the log file with a plurality of additional log files to characterize viewing behavior of a plurality of users.

US Pat. No. 10,367,903

SECURITY SYSTEMS FOR MITIGATING ATTACKS FROM A HEADLESS BROWSER EXECUTING ON A CLIENT COMPUTER

Shape Security, Inc., Mo...

1. A method for improving security of a server computer interacting with a client computer, the method comprising:sending a set of one or more instructions to a browser at a client computer, wherein the set of one or more instructions define one or more checkpoints, wherein each checkpoint, when reached by the browser, generates telemetry data indicating the checkpoint was reached by the browser;
receiving a set of telemetry data from the browser at the client computer, the telemetry data indicating one or more particular checkpoints of the one or more checkpoints were reached by the browser;
determining, based on the telemetry data, which checkpoints of the one or more checkpoints were reached by the browser;
determining whether the browser is legitimate or illegitimate based on the one or more particular checkpoints reached by the browser.

US Pat. No. 10,367,895

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HOSTING A SINGLE-TENANT COMPUTING APPLICATION FOR ACCESS BY A PLURALITY OF COMPUTING DEVICES

Right Networks, LLC, Hud...

1. A system for hosting one or more computing applications for remote access by a plurality of user computing devices, the system comprising:a processor and a memory of a server, the memory storing instructions which, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:
receive, via a network, a plurality of user inputs from one or more user computing devices of the plurality of user computing devices, wherein each user input of the plurality of user inputs is associated with a computing application of the one or more computing applications in a host operating system of the server, wherein the host operating system comprises one or more pattern files for redirection of (i) one or more file paths, (ii) one or more registry paths, or both of (i) and (ii);
for each user input of the plurality of user inputs, produce, using the user input and at least one of the one or more pattern files, a user-specific call in the computing application; and
for the user-specific call produced for each corresponding user input, perform a user-specific action in the computing application.

US Pat. No. 10,367,881

MANAGEMENT OF COMPUTING INFRASTRUCTURE UNDER EMERGENCY PEAK CAPACITY CONDITIONS

Nokia of America Corporat...

1. An apparatus, comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory including computer program code;
wherein the at least one memory and the computer program code are configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to at least:
detect, for a computing environment including capacity supporting equipment and environmental equipment, first and second capacity conditions associated with respective first and second elements of the capacity supporting equipment;
initiate handling of the first capacity condition, by the first element of the capacity supporting equipment, including sending a message for configuring the first element of the capacity supporting equipment to provide additional computing capacity for the first capacity condition and sending a message for configuring an element of the environmental equipment to provide additional cooling for the first element of the capacity supporting equipment; and
initiate handling of the second capacity condition, by the first element of the capacity supporting equipment or a third element of the capacity supporting equipment, based on the handling of the first capacity condition.

US Pat. No. 10,367,664

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SPLIT VOLTAGE DOMAIN TRANSMITTER CIRCUITS

Luxtera, Inc., Carlsbad,...

1. An integrated electro-optical modulator interface comprising:one or more circuits in an integrated circuit, said one or more circuits operable to:
generate a pair of complementary signals using a differential amplifier and a domain splitter, said domain splitter comprising a pair of stacked transistors with gates coupled to the differential amplifier;
communicate the pair of complementary signals to stacked inverters; and
amplify the complementary signals using said stacked inverters, each operating in a different partial voltage domain, wherein each of said partial voltage domains is offset by a DC voltage from other said partial voltage domains and wherein a sum of said plurality of partial domains is equal to a supply voltage of said integrated circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,367,613

USER EQUIPMENT, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF AND NETWORK SIDE DEVICE

SPREADTRUM COMMUNICATIONS...

1. A control method of a user equipment, comprising: indicating configuration information of a subband to be configured to the user equipment via a common control channel of a basic subband, such that the user equipment can use the subband to be configured according to the configuration information, wherein the basic subband is a subband to which the user equipment has access, and the subband to be configured comprises any subband within a bandwidth resource;wherein the control method further comprises indicating configuration information of a unicast configured subband to the user equipment in a unicast mode via the subband to be configured, after indicating the configuration information of the subband to be configured to the user equipment via the common control channel of the basic subband.

US Pat. No. 10,367,598

DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING AN OPTICAL SIGNAL

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A device for processing a signal, the device comprising:a polarization module configured to:
receive a multi-wavelength optical input signal comprising a plurality of wavelengths; and
for each wavelength, convert a component of each wavelength having a first polarization mode into a converted component having a second, different, polarization mode; and
processing circuitry configured to:
combine the converted component of each wavelength with a direct component of each wavelength received with the second polarization mode; and
generate a multi-wavelength optical output signal solely having the second polarization mode;
wherein the processing circuitry comprises:
a first optical phase shift module configured to apply a first phase shift to each wavelength of the converted component and/or direct component received from the polarization module; and
a first optical coupler configured to receive the converted component and direct component, at least one of the converted component and direct component being phase shifted by the first phase shift; and
wherein the first optical phase shift module is configured to apply the first phase shift such that the first optical coupler outputs a first and second optical signal of substantially equal power.

US Pat. No. 10,367,597

METHOD AND CENTRAL NETWORK DEVICE FOR ESTABLISHING AN EMBEDDED OPTICAL COMMUNICATION CHANNEL IN AN OPTICAL WDM TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

ADVA Optical Networking S...

1. A method for establishing an embedded optical communication channel in an optical wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) transmission system, the optical WDM transmission system comprising a plurality of first channel transceivers at a first end of a bidirectional optical WDM transmission path, a plurality of second channel transceivers at a second end of the bidirectional optical WDM transmission path and a central network device connected to the bidirectional optical WDM transmission path, each first channel transceiver being configured to create and transmit a first optical channel signal, in a respective downstream channel, to the second end of the bidirectional optical WDM transmission path and to receive a second optical channel signal created by a second channel transceiver and each second channel transceiver being configured to create and transmit a second optical channel signal, in a respective upstream channel, to the first end of the bidirectional optical WDM transmission path and to receive a first optical channel signal created by a first channel transceiver, the method comprising:(a) creating, at the central network device, a broadband optical signal having an optical spectrum which covers at least a group of neighboring or all optical upstream channels of the optical WDM transmission system, the optical power of the broadband optical signal being modulated according to a low-frequency modulation signal in such a way that there is no or no unacceptable spectral overlap of the low-frequency spectrum of the low-frequency modulation signal and the modulation spectra of the second optical channel signals;
(b) supplying the broadband optical signal, at a predefined position between the first and the second end, to the bidirectional optical WDM transmission path in the direction of the first end thereof;
(c) transmitting the broadband optical signal and the plurality of second optical channel signals, if any, to an optical demultiplexer device, which is connected to the first end of the bidirectional optical WDM transmission path and which optically filters and spatially separates the incoming optical signals according to optical channel bandwidths predefined for the optical WDM transmission system;
(d) transmitting, from the optical demultiplexer device to each of the plurality of channel transceivers, an optical signal consisting of a dedicated second optical channel signal, if any, and a filtered broadband optical signal;
(e) receiving, at each first channel transceiver, the optical signal and creating a corresponding electrical receive signal comprising a second electrical channel signal corresponding to the dedicated second optical channel signal and an electrical signal corresponding to the filtered broadband optical signal; and
(f) extracting, at each first channel transceiver, the electrical signal corresponding to the filtered broadband optical signal from the electrical receive signal and detecting whether the electrical signal contains information intended for the respective first channel transceiver.

US Pat. No. 10,367,596

MULTIPLE WAVELENGTH SELECTIVE SWITCH WITH SHARED SWITCH

II-VI Delaware, Inc., Wi...

1. A multiple wavelength selective switch, comprising:a multiport unit comprising a plurality of optical signal ports including a set of N input ports, each input port for receiving a separate optical channel of one or more wavelengths, a set of N output ports, each output port for transmitting a separate optical channel of one or more wavelengths, the sets of N input ports and N output ports paired such that each pair utilizes a defined optical channel, the plurality of optical signal ports further including a common input port for supporting optical communications destined for one or more of the set of N output ports and a common output port for supporting optical communications from one or more of the set of N input ports;
an optics assembly to receive input optical signals from the multiport unit and to transmit output optical signals to the multiport unit; and
a switch assembly disposed beyond the optics assembly, the switch assembly comprising a single switching mechanism reconfigurably oriented to direct a selected input optical signal from a selected input port I of the set of N input ports to the common output port and simultaneously direct a portion of the received input signal along the common input port into a selected output port I of the set of output ports that is paired with the Ith input port wherein the Ith input port and the Ith output port utilize the same wavelength channel.

US Pat. No. 10,367,593

ARCHITECTURE FOR A WIRELESS MEDIA SYSTEM

Arria Live Media, Inc., ...

1. An audio system comprising:(a) a transmitter system that includes a microphone for receiving an analog audio source and a transmitter module wirelessly transmitting a transmission signal representative of said analog audio source;
(b) said transmitter module transmitting said transmission signal in a UHF-band;
(c) said transmitter module supporting both unicast and broadcast modalities transmitting and receiving digital data in a 2.4 GHz band, where said digital data is at least one of control data for controlling said audio system and status data for the status of said audio system;
(d) said transmitter module configured to not being capable of sending said transmission signal representative of said analog audio source using said 2.4 GHz band;
(e) a receiver system remote from said transmitter module that includes a receiver module for wirelessly receiving said transmission signal representative of said analog audio source and converting a received said transmission signal representative of said analog audio source to a line-level audio output;
(f) said receiver system incorporating a module supporting both unicast and broadcast modalities transmitting and receiving digital data in a 2.4 GHz band, where said digital data is at least one of control data for controlling said audio system and status data for the status of said audio system.

US Pat. No. 10,367,587

FREQUENCY ALLOCATION METHOD AND TRANSMISSION APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING THE METHOD

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A frequency allocation method performed by a transmission apparatus, the frequency allocation method comprising:modulating a data signal to be transmitted to a reception apparatus into single or multi-channel baseband modulation signals;
generating respective intermediate frequency (IF) carriers corresponding to the modulation signals;
combining the IF carriers based on a bandwidth of each of the IF carriers and a center frequency spacing between the IF carriers; and
transmitting the combined IF carriers by assigning a center frequency of a first IF carrier of the combined IF carriers based on a total bandwidth of the combined IF carriers and a half of a bandwidth of the first IF carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,367,574

GROUND NETWORK WITH ACCESS NODE CLUSTERS FOR END-TO-END BEAMFORMING

VIASAT, INC., Carlsbad, ...

1. A system for providing a communication service to user terminals geographically distributed over a user coverage area via an end-to-end relay comprising multiple receive/transmit signal paths, comprising:means for generating a forward beam weight matrix for end-to-end beamforming of transmissions from a set of access nodes to multiple forward user beam coverage areas of the user coverage area via the end-to-end relay, the set of access nodes comprising access nodes of at least one of a plurality of access node clusters, wherein each of the plurality of access node clusters comprises a plurality of access nodes at geographically distributed locations within a corresponding one of a plurality of access node areas;
means for generating, based on multiple forward beam signals comprising forward user data streams for transmission to a plurality of the user terminals grouped by the multiple forward user beam coverage areas, respective access node-specific forward signals for transmission from the set of access nodes to the multiple forward user beam coverage areas via the end-to-end relay, each of the respective access node-specific forward signals comprising a composite of at least a subset of the forward beam signals weighted by respective forward beamforming weights of the forward beam weight matrix; and
means for transmitting respective forward uplink signals from the set of access nodes based on the respective access node-specific forward signals, wherein the respective forward uplink signals are pre-corrected to compensate for respective path delays and phase shifts between the geographically distributed locations and the end-to-end relay.

US Pat. No. 10,367,573

WIRELESS RELAY DEVICE, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND INFORMATION SETTING METHOD

Yokogawa Electric Corpora...

1. A wireless relay device comprising:a relay processor configured to relay setting data, which needs to have wireless devices join into a first wireless network, to a second wireless network assigned with an identifier different from that of the first wireless network, while the relay processor continues to relay data via the first wireless network;
a first advertisement transmitter configured to transmit, via the first wireless network to the wireless devices, a first advertisement used to communicably connect the wireless devices to the first wireless network, the wireless devices having been set with the setting data; and
a second advertisement transmitter configured to transmit, via the second wireless network to the wireless devices, a second advertisement used to communicably connect the wireless devices to the second wireless network, the wireless devices being set with the setting data,
wherein the second advertisement transmitter is configured to transmit the second advertisement to the second wireless network based on a control signal having been transmitted via the first wireless network while the first advertisement transmitter transmits periodically the first advertisement to the first wireless network,
wherein the relay processor is configured to relay, in the first wireless network, data indicating a join-request to join into the first wireless network in a case that the data as a response to the first-advertisement indicating the join-request has been transmitted from the wireless devices via the first wireless network, and
wherein the relay processor is configured to relay, to the first wireless network, the data indicating another join-request to join into the second wireless network in another case that the data as a response to the second advertisement indicating the other join-request has been transmitted from the wireless devices via the second wireless network.

US Pat. No. 10,367,571

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA IN WIRELESS SYSTEM

GRAND MATE CO., LTD., Ta...

1. A method for transmitting data in a wireless system, wherein the wireless system comprises a server, a relay device, and at least one appliance, wherein the server and the relay device are connected to an internet respectively; the relay device is wirelessly connected to the at least one appliance, and is adapted to receive and store a state information of the at least one appliance; the method comprising the steps of:A. connecting to the server by the relay device through the internet, which is adapted for the relay device and the server to transmit data to each other;
B. determining with the relay device whether the relay device is stored with the state information sent from the at least one appliance;
if the relay device stores the state information sent from the at least one appliance, then sending the state information to the server by the relay device;
otherwise, sending a first interactive command to the server by the relay device, wherein the first interactive command corresponds to a situation that the relay device is not stored with any state information of the at least one appliance; and
C. sending a second interactive command to the server with the relay device, and then interrupting a connection between the relay device and the server, wherein the second interactive command requests the server to interrupt the connection with the relay device.

US Pat. No. 10,367,567

METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION UNIT

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:means for determining a rank for a set of sub-bands;
means for outputting first feedback information regarding the rank;
means for selecting a sub-band precoding matrix for a sub-band that is selected from the set of sub-bands;
means for outputting a sub-band precoding matrix index (“PMI”) regarding the sub-band precoding matrix based on the rank that is determined for the set of the sub-bands; and
means for receiving a data stream transmitted based on the sub-band precoding matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,367,551

PRECODING RESOURCE BLOCK GROUP BUNDLING ENHANCEMENT FOR FULL DIMENSION MULTI-IN-MULTI-OUTPUT

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. One or more non-transitory, machine-readable media having instructions that, when executed by one or more processors, cause an evolved node B (“eNB”) to:configure a plurality of precoding granularities at a user equipment (“UE”);
determine a precoding granularity from the plurality of precoding granularities based on one or more parameters of a physical downlink shared channel (“PDSCH”) scheduling decision;
transmit an indication of the precoding granularity to the UE; and
transmit a PDSCH using the precoding granularity,
wherein to determine the precoding granularity is to determine one of:
a larger precoding granularity, corresponding to a smaller precoding resource block group (PRG) size, for a downlink control information (DCI) format 1A or 1C transmission; or
a smaller precoding granularity, corresponding to a larger PRG size, for PDSCH scheduling corresponding to a transmission for a single user (SU) or full dimension (FD) multiple input multiple output (MIMO).

US Pat. No. 10,367,535

CARTESIAN LOOP CIRCUITS, TRANSMITTERS, DEVICES, AND RELATED METHODS

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A Cartesian loop circuit comprising:a reference signal amplifier to provide a baseband reference signal;
a forward path coupled to the reference signal amplifier to receive the baseband reference signal and obtain a forward path signal from the baseband reference signal and a down-mixed feedback signal, the forward path including an up-mixer to up mix the forward path signal to a radio frequency signal;
a feedback path coupled to the forward path to obtain a feedback signal from the radio frequency signal of the forward path, the feedback path including a down-mixer to down mix the feedback signal to a frequency of the baseband reference signal, the feedback path further coupled to the forward path to provide the down-mixed feedback signal to the forward path; and
a controller coupled to the reference signal amplifier and the feedback path, the controller to perform power control at a low power by controlling a gain of the reference signal amplifier and to perform power control at a high power that is higher than the low power by controlling a gain of the down-mixer.

US Pat. No. 10,367,524

SEMI-DYNAMIC, LOW LATENCY COMPRESSION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:a hardware matcher circuit to:
encode a preamble of data into a plurality of tokens, the data to include remainder data, each token to include a symbol and a length of the symbol; and
generate symbol frequency statistics to indicate a number of times the symbol appears within the preamble of data;
a Huffman table generator circuit to generate a Huffman code from the plurality of tokens and the symbol frequency statistics; and
an encoder circuit to compress the remainder data using the Huffman code.

US Pat. No. 10,367,518

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SINGLE TEMPERATURE SUBTHRESHOLD FACTOR TRIMMING FOR HYBRID THERMAL SENSOR

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first circuitry to compare a proportional-to-absolute-temperature (PTAT) voltage and a complementary-to-absolute-temperature (CTAT) voltage;
an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) coupled to the first circuitry, wherein the ADC is to provide a digital code that is representative of a temperature;
a second circuitry to generate temperature independent first and second voltages;
a first switch coupled to a node that is to provide the CTAT voltage; and
a second switch coupled to the second circuitry and to the node providing the CTAT voltage, wherein the second switch is to provide one of the first or second voltages.

US Pat. No. 10,367,514

PASSIVE PHASED INJECTION LOCKED CIRCUIT

Circuit Seed, LLC, Newpo...

1. A passive phased injection locked circuit comprising:first and second transmission lines, said first transmission line comprises a plurality of current-starved inverters, and said second transmission line comprises a corresponding number of current-starved inverters to said first transmission line;
each of said first and second transmission lines comprising
1) an input and an output; and
2) said current-starved inverters connected electrically in series between said input and said output, each of said current-starved inverters being operative to delay said phase of AC signal applied to said input;
wherein an output of one of said current-starved inverters in said first or second transmission line is capacitively coupled to said input of said next higher corresponding one of said current-starved inverters in said other transmission line to form a network between said first and second transmission lines, said network being operative to advance said phases of said applied AC signal in concert along said transmission line.

US Pat. No. 10,367,510

CRYSTAL OSCILLATOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CRYSTAL OSCILLATOR

NIHON DEMPA KOGYO CO., LT...

1. A crystal oscillator comprising:a quartz crystal piece;
a semiconductor chip that includes an oscillator circuit to cause the quartz crystal piece to oscillate and a first bump, the first bump being connected to the oscillator circuit and disposed on a surface of the semiconductor chip facing the quartz crystal piece; and
a temperature sensor bonded to the first bump,
wherein the semiconductor chip further includes a second bump disposed on the surface of the semiconductor chip facing the quartz crystal piece, and
the crystal oscillator further includes a heater bonded to the second bump.

US Pat. No. 10,367,506

DIGITAL CIRCUIT BASED ON A MODIFIED TRISTATE CIRCUIT

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A tri-state circuit, comprising:a driver circuit that comprises:
a first type of transistor connected in series with a second type of transistor, and
an output terminal that is coupled to a node present at a connection between the first type of transistor and the second type of transistor;
a control circuit that is coupled to the driver circuit through input terminals of the driver circuit, wherein the control circuit is configured to:
supply, based on an input data signal received at an input data rate and a plurality of received clock signals, a first signal and a second signal to the first type of transistor and the second type of transistor of the driver circuit through the input terminals of the driver circuit; and
control a tri-state switching operation of the first type of transistor and the second type of transistor in accordance with the first signal and the second signal such that the input data signal is selected at the output terminal of the driver circuit in at least one state of the tri-state switching operation,
wherein the driver circuit is further configured to generate an output data signal at an output data rate for a load connected to the output terminal such that a difference between the input data rate of the received input data signal and the output data rate of the output data signal is minimum.

US Pat. No. 10,367,505

LOW POWER GENERAL PURPOSE INPUT/OUTPUT LEVEL SHIFTING DRIVER

STMicroelectronics Intern...

1. A method, comprising:receiving an input signal;
in response to an input signal transition to a first logic level, turning on a first current sink to sink current from first and second control nodes of an output stage to cause a decoupling of the output stage from ground; and
in response to an input signal transition to a second logic level different than the first logic level:
turning on a second current sink to sink current from a third control node of the output stage to thereby turn on a current source to source current to the first control node and the second control node to cause a decoupling of the output stage from a supply node and coupling of the output stage to ground; and
generating through the output stage at an output node an output signal as a function of whether the output stage is decoupled from ground or decoupled from the supply node.

US Pat. No. 10,367,496

GATE VOLTAGE CONTROL CIRCUIT OF INSULATED GATE BIPOLAR TRANSISTOR AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

Delta Electronics (Shangh...

1. A gate voltage control circuit of an IGBT, comprising:an active clamping circuit comprising a first terminal, a second terminal, and a third terminal, the first terminal being connected with a collector of the IGBT for receiving a collector-emitter voltage of the IGBT, and the second terminal being connected with a gate of the IGBT;
a power amplifier circuit comprising a first terminal and a second terminal, the third terminal of the active clamping circuit being connected with the first terminal of the power amplifier circuit, the second terminal of the power amplifier circuit being coupled to the gate of the IGBT for outputting a gate voltage; and
a voltage control circuit comprising a first terminal and a second terminal, wherein the first terminal of the voltage control circuit is configured to receive a drive signal, the second terminal of the voltage control circuit is connected with the third terminal of the active clamping circuit and the first terminal of the power amplifier circuit for outputting a control voltage which controls the gate voltage;
wherein when the collector-emitter voltage is greater than or equal to a clamping voltage, the second terminal and the third terminal of the active clamping circuit respectively inject charges into the gate of the IGBT and the second terminal of the voltage control circuit, such that the gate voltage is greater than a gate threshold voltage, and the control voltage outputted by the voltage control circuit controls the gate voltage of the IGBT to be less than a preset voltage, the preset voltage being greater than the gate threshold voltage and less than a gate voltage value of the IGBT which is normally turned on.

US Pat. No. 10,367,492

INTERNAL CLOCK GENERATION CIRCUITS

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. An internal clock generation circuit comprising:an interpolation clock generation circuit configured to generate an interpolation clock signal from a division clock signal in response to a switching control signal and a current control signal;
a locked clock generation circuit configured to include an oscillator and configured to generate a locked clock signal for generating an internal clock signal from the interpolation clock signal; and
a source voltage generation circuit configured to generate a source voltage supplied to the locked clock generation circuit in response to the interpolation clock signal and the locked clock signal,
wherein a logic level combination of the switching control signal and a logic level combination of the current control signal are set by comparing a phase of the division clock signal with a phase of a feedback clock signal, and
wherein the feedback clock signal is generated by delaying the locked clock signal for a predetermined delay time.

US Pat. No. 10,367,491

DELAY LINE CIRCUIT AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A delay line circuit comprising:a coarse-tuning arrangement, including first delay units, the coarse-tuning arrangement being configured to coarsely-tune an input signal by transferring the input signal through a selected number of the first delay units and thereby producing a first output signal; and
a fine-tuning arrangement configured to:
receive the first output signal at a beginning of a signal path which includes second delay units;
finely-tune the first output signal along the signal path; and
produce a second output signal at an end of the signal path;
the fine-tuning arrangement including:
a speed control unit which is selectively-connectable to the signal path;
a process-sensing circuit configured to:
make a comparison of a current capacity of a PMOS transistor and a current capacity of a corresponding NMOS transistor; and
generate, based on the comparison, a process-corner signal which is indicative of which one among the PMOS transistor and the corresponding NMOS transistor has a higher current capacity; and
a switching circuit to selectively connect the speed control unit to the signal path based on the process-corner signal.

US Pat. No. 10,367,489

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRANSFERRING POWER ACROSS AN ISOLATION BARRIER

Analog Devices Gloval, H...

10. A method of transferring power across an isolation barrier, the method comprising:generating an oscillating power signal in a first side of the isolation barrier;
transferring the oscillating power signal from the first side of the isolation barrier to a second side of the isolation barrier; and
dithering the oscillating power signal to modify a spectral distribution of the oscillating power signal.

US Pat. No. 10,367,487

QUADRATURE CLOCK DIVIDER WITH 25%/75% DUTY CYCLE

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A quadrature clock divider circuit, comprising:a divide-by-2 circuit having at least one undivided clock input signal, the divide-by-2 circuit generating, from the at least one undivided clock input signal, at least one quadrature clock component and at least one inverted quadrature clock component, wherein each of the at least one quadrature clock component and the at least one inverted quadrature clock component has a 50% duty cycle; and
a resync circuit having as inputs the at least one undivided clock input signal, the at least one quadrature clock component and the at least one inverted quadrature clock component, the resync circuit using the at least one quadrature clock component and the at least one inverted quadrature clock component as selectors to generate, from the at least one undivided clock input signal, at least one second quadrature clock component on a first signal path and at least one second inverted quadrature clock component on a second signal path; wherein:
the first signal path and the second signal path comprise respective first and second pluralities of transistors and have a first transistor in common; and
each of the at least one second quadrature clock component and the at least one second inverted quadrature clock component has a second duty cycle percentage other than 50%.

US Pat. No. 10,367,483

JOSEPHSON CURRENT SOURCE SYSTEM

NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS ...

1. A Josephson current source system comprising a flux-shuttle loop that is inductively coupled with an AC input signal, the flux-shuttle loop comprising a plurality of stages each comprising at least one Josephson junction, the plurality of stages being spaced about the flux shuttle loop, wherein each of a plurality of pairs of the plurality of stages are configured to concurrently trigger in a sequence via the respective at least one Josephson junction in response to the AC input signal and to provide a respective pair of single-flux quantum (SFQ) pulses that move sequentially and continuously through each stage of the plurality of stages around the flux-shuttle loop via each of the at least one Josephson junction of each of the respective stages that results in a DC output current being provided through an output inductor.

US Pat. No. 10,367,476

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SIGNAL DECOMPOSITION, ANALYSIS AND RECONSTRUCTION

Vios Medical, Inc., Wood...

1. An apparatus comprising:a computer having a storage device;
a source of an initial series of digitized signal values;
a first filter bank that includes a set of digital bandpass filters per octave of frequency, each digital bandpass filter of each set of digital bandpass filters operably coupled to the source of the initial series of digitized signal values and each digital bandpass filter configured to digitally filter the initial series of digitized signal values, wherein each set of digital bandpass filters has a respective center frequency that is unique among respective center frequencies of all sets of digital bandpass filters, and wherein each set of digital bandpass filters has a respective filter output signal;
a first fractional-phase-unit bank that includes a respective fractional-phase unit corresponding to each set of digital bandpass filters, and configured to receive the respective filter output signal and to generate a respective fractional phase representation for each successive time period; and
a state constructor that constructs a plurality of successive states containing information derived from the respective fractional phase representations of the first fractional-phase-unit bank.

US Pat. No. 10,367,471

RESONATOR PACKAGE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A resonator package comprising:a lower electrode disposed on a first surface of a piezoelectric layer, an insulating layer being disposed on a second surface of the piezoelectric layer, and the lower electrode having at least two portions with different thicknesses;
a dielectric layer disposed on the lower electrode; and
an upper electrode provided on the dielectric layer and insulated from the lower electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,367,470

WAFER-LEVEL-PACKAGED BAW DEVICES WITH SURFACE MOUNT CONNECTION STRUCTURES

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. An apparatus comprising:a piezoelectric layer with an opening;
a bottom electrode over a bottom surface of the piezoelectric layer;
a bottom electrode lead over the bottom surface of the piezoelectric layer and extending from the bottom electrode, wherein a portion of the bottom electrode lead is exposed through the opening of the piezoelectric layer;
a top electrode over a top surface of the piezoelectric layer, wherein:
the top surface of the piezoelectric layer is opposite the bottom surface of the piezoelectric layer; and
an active region for a resonator is formed where the bottom electrode and the top electrode overlap;
a Wafer-Level-Packaged (WLP) enclosure comprising a cap and an outer wall that extends from the cap toward the top surface of the piezoelectric layer to form a cavity, wherein the top electrode resides in the cavity and the opening of the piezoelectric layer is outside the cavity; and
a surface mount connection structure that covers a first portion of a top surface of the cap and extends continuously over a side portion of the WLP enclosure and to the exposed portion of the bottom electrode lead through the opening of the piezoelectric layer.

US Pat. No. 10,367,468

MULTIPLEXER, HIGH-FREQUENCY FRONT END CIRCUIT, AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A multiplexer which is provided on a mounting substrate,the multiplexer comprising:
an antenna terminal; and
a plurality of bandpass filters that are commonly connected to the antenna terminal and have different pass bands; wherein
the plurality of bandpass filters include first and second bandpass filters including first and second piezoelectric substrates and at least one bandpass filter other than the first and second bandpass filters, and the first and second bandpass filters define a duplexer;
the first bandpass filter includes a first multilayer body in which the first piezoelectric substrate is laminated on a first support substrate including a first high acoustic velocity member having an acoustic velocity of propagating bulk waves, which is higher than an acoustic velocity of elastic waves propagating in the first piezoelectric substrate, and a first IDT electrode is laminated on the first piezoelectric substrate;
the second bandpass filter includes a second multilayer body in which the second piezoelectric substrate is laminated on a second support substrate including a second high acoustic velocity member having an acoustic velocity of propagating bulk waves, which is higher than an acoustic velocity of elastic waves propagating in the second piezoelectric substrate, and a second IDT electrode is laminated on the second piezoelectric substrate;
the first bandpass filter and the second bandpass filter are different components on the mounting substrate; and
a configuration of the first multilayer body and a configuration of the second multilayer body are different from each other such that frequency ranges of high-order mode spurious radiation which is generated in the first and second bandpass filters and a pass band of the band pass filter other than the first and second bandpass filters among the plurality of bandpass filters are different from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,367,464

DIGITAL SYNTHESIZER, COMMUNICATION UNIT AND METHOD THEREFOR

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

1. A digital synthesizer comprising:a ramp generator configured to generate a signal of frequency control words, FCW, that describes a desired frequency modulated continuous wave;
a digitally controlled oscillator, DCO configured to receive the FCW signal;
a feedback loop; and
a phase comparator coupled to the ramp generator and configured to compare a phase of the FCW output from the ramp generator and a signal fed back from the DCO via the feedback loop and output a N-bit oscillator control signal;
wherein the digital synthesizer comprises a gain circuit coupled to a multiplier located between the ramp generator and the DCO and configured to:
apply at least one gain from a plurality of selectable gains to the N-bit oscillator control signal that set a selectable loop gain of the digital synthesizer and thereby set a selectable loop bandwidth;
calculate and apply a first gain offset dependent upon the selected gain that is adapted when the selected gain is changed during a transition from high bandwidth to low bandwidth operation; and
calculate and apply a second gain offset dependent upon the selected gain that is adapted when the selected gain is changed during a transition from low bandwidth to high bandwidth operation, and
wherein the ramp generator is configured to provide a gain selector signal to the gain circuit to select the at least one gain from the plurality of selectable gains.

US Pat. No. 10,367,463

VARIABLE GAIN DISTRIBUTED AMPLIFIER SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Keysight Technologies, In...

1. A distributed amplifier system comprising first stage traveling wave amplifier (TWA) circuitry controllable to provide one of a first set of discrete gain settings, the first stage TWA circuitry comprising:a first input transmission line;
a first output transmission line; and
a first plurality of amplifiers coupled antiparallel between the first input transmission line and the first output transmission line, wherein the first set of discrete gain settings has approximately constant logarithmic spacing.

US Pat. No. 10,367,454

TRANS-IMPEDANCE AMPLIFIER

HANGZHOU HONGXIN MICROELE...

1. A trans-impedance amplifier, comprising:an inverting amplifier circuit, having an input end and an output end, the input end being coupled to an optical diode and used for accessing an input voltage signal, the output end being used for outputting an amplified voltage signal, the inverting amplifier circuit comprising at least three sequentially-connected amplifier units, each of the amplifier units comprising two mutually-coupled N-type transistors, one N-type transistor being used for receiving an input voltage, the other N-type transistor being used for receiving a DC voltage signal, a common connection end of the two N-type transistors being used for outputting an amplified voltage signal, wherein the N-type transistor used for receiving a DC voltage signal adopts a native NFET, wherein the inverting amplifier circuit comprises:
a primary amplifier unit having an input end and an output end, the input end being coupled to an optical diode and used for accessing an input voltage signal, the output end being used for outputting a primarily amplified first voltage signal, wherein the primary amplifier unit comprises:
a first N-type transistor, a second end thereof being coupled to an output end of the optical diode and used for receiving the input voltage signal, a first end thereof being used for outputting the first voltage signal, and a third end thereof being grounded; and
a second N-type transistor, both a first end and a second end thereof being used for receiving the DC voltage signal, and a third end thereof being coupled to the first end of the first N-type transistor;
a secondary amplifier unit, having an input end and an output end, the input end being coupled to the output end of the primary amplifier unit and used for accessing a first voltage, the output end being used for outputting a secondarily amplified second voltage signal; and
a tertiary amplifier unit, having an input end and an output end, the input end being coupled to the output end of the secondary amplifier unit and used for accessing a second voltage, and the output end being used for outputting a tertiarily amplified voltage signal; and
a feedback resistor, coupled to the input end and the output end of the inverting amplifier circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,367,453

BODY TIE OPTIMIZATION FOR STACKED TRANSISTOR AMPLIFIER

pSemi Corporation, San D...

1. A circuital arrangement comprising:a transistor stack configured to operate as a radio frequency (RF) amplifier, the transistor stack comprising a plurality of stacked transistors comprising an input transistor for receiving an input RF signal to the amplifier, and an output transistor for outputting an output RF signal that is an amplified version of the input RF signal; the transistor stack configured to operate between a supply voltage coupled to the output transistor and a reference voltage coupled to the input transistor,
wherein at least one transistor of the plurality of stacked transistors is a four-terminal transistor, and remaining transistors of the plurality of stacked transistors are three-terminal transistors, and
wherein the at least one transistor comprises the input transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,367,451

TEMPERATURE-COMPENSATED CRYSTAL OSCILLATOR BASED ON DIGITAL CIRCUIT

UNIVERSITY OF ELECTRONIC ...

1. A temperature-compensated crystal oscillator based on digital circuit, comprising:a VCXO for generating a signal with desired frequency;
a compensation network for generating a desired compensation voltage based on a compensation voltage value and sending the desired compensation voltage to the voltage control terminal of the VCXO to make the VCXO generate a stable signal with desired frequency;
wherein further comprising a power divider, an analog-to-digital converter and a microprocessor;
where the power divider divides the signal with desired frequency signal into two signals: one is used as the output of the TCXO and the other is sent to the analog-to-digital converter;
the analog-to-digital converter converts the signal with desired frequency into a corresponding frequency value with binary form, and sends the corresponding frequency value to the microprocessor;
a binary coding table, in which a plurality of frequency values and their respective corresponding compensation voltage values are filled is stored in the microprocessor, the microprocessor finds a compensation voltage value in the binary coding table according to the frequency value sent by the analog-to-digital converter, and sends it to the compensation network; and
wherein the compensation network comprises a digital-to-analog converter, a signal conditioning circuit and a filter, the digital-to-analog converter converts the compensation voltage value into a corresponding analog voltage signal, and the signal conditioning circuit modulates the analog voltage signal to generate a compensation voltage Vc(T), the filter filters the compensation voltage Vc(T), and sends the compensation voltage Vc(T) to the voltage control terminal of the VCXO to make the VCXO generate a stable signal with desired frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,367,440

SERVO ACTUATOR ID SETTING METHOD

UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP., S...

1. A servo actuator identity (ID) setting method for a servo actuator controlling system having a master controller and a plurality of servo actuators electrically coupled to the master controller, wherein the master controller comprises a master micro controller unit (MCU) and a plurality of interfaces, each of the plurality of interfaces is electrically coupled to the master MCU via a bus, the plurality of servo actuators are connected in series to one of the plurality of interfaces via a bus; each of the plurality of servo actuators comprises a servo MCU, a first interface, a second interface, a first servo switch, and a second servo switch, the first interface and the second interface are connected via a bus which is electrically coupled to the servo MCU; the first servo switch and the second servo switch are provided on the bus connected between the first interface and the second interface, the first servo switch is electrically coupled between the first interface and the servo MCU, the second servo switch is electrically coupled between the second interface and the servo MCU; a first connection line is provided between the first interface and the first servo switch to electrically couple to the servo MCU, and a second connection line is provided between the second interface and the second servo switch to electrically couple to the servo MCU, the method comprises:broadcasting, by the master controller, a message of replacing an ID of the servo actuator with a default disconnected ID to the plurality of servo actuators;
turning on, by each of the plurality of servo actuators, a servo switch of the servo actuator connected to an input interface in response to the ID of the servo actuator being the default disconnected ID;
turning off, by each of the plurality of servo actuators, the other servo switch of the servo actuator connected to an output interface in response to the ID of the servo actuator being the default disconnected ID, wherein the input interface is one of the first interface and the second interface, the output interface is the other of the first interface and the second interface, the output interface of each of the plurality of servo actuator is connected to the input interface of a next one of the plurality of servo actuators;
repeating the following steps to set IDs of the plurality of servo actuators one by one:
broadcasting, by the master controller, a signal to replace an ID with a target ID;
replacing, by the servo actuator that receives the signal, the ID of the servo actuator with the target ID according to the received signal; and
turning on, by a corresponding servo actuator, the second servo switch of the servo actuator in response to the ID of the servo actuator being not the default disconnected ID.

US Pat. No. 10,367,434

HARVESTING ENERGY FROM FLUID FLOW

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. An elastic bluff body, comprising:an elastic mount with a central axis;
a cylindrical bluff body with a central axis, the bluff body fixedly attached to the elastic mount, the central axis of the elastic mount and the central axis of the bluff body being aligned, the bluff body being configured to generate vortex shedding when the elastic mount orients the bluff body in a flow-line traverse to a fluid flow and vibrates linearly in response to the vortex shedding; and
a harvester located within the bluff body aligned with the central axis of the bluff body, the harvester configured to generate power above a specified threshold in response to the vibration, wherein the harvester comprises a piezoelectric harvester or a magnetostrictive harvester, wherein the harvester comprises a cantilever beam configured to oscillate linearly in response to the vortex shedding.

US Pat. No. 10,367,433

POWER GENERATING APPARATUS

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A power generating apparatus comprising:a power generating element that generates power when a load is applied thereto;
a lever mechanism that includes a support point and a projection that faces the power generating element, wherein the lever mechanism pivots about the support point when the lever mechanism is pressed towards the power generating element;
a first magnetic body disposed on the lever mechanism that pivots integrally with the lever mechanism about the support point; and
a second magnetic body disposed on the power generating apparatus to face the first magnetic body and having magnetic characteristics to attract the first magnetic body,
wherein, when the lever mechanism is pressed towards the power generating element, the projection applies the load to the power generating element such that the power generating element generates the power.

US Pat. No. 10,367,418

POWER CONVERTER

Dialog Semiconductor (UK)...

1. A power converter comprising:an inductor coupled between a switching terminal and an output terminal of the power converter,
a high side switching element coupled between an input terminal of the power converter and the switching terminal,
a low side switching element coupled between the switching terminal and a reference terminal, and
a feedback circuit comprising:
a latched comparator unit configured to compare a ramp signal with an error signal, wherein the error signal is based on a difference between a reference voltage and an output voltage at the output terminal of the power converter;
wherein the latched comparator unit is configured to generate, based on the comparison of the ramp signal and the error signal, a first binary output signal, and the power converter is configured to control the switching of the low side switching element or the high side switching element based on said first binary output signal.

US Pat. No. 10,367,408

ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY FILTER WITH AN INTEGRATED POWER LINE COMMUNICATION INTERFACE

Enphase Energy, Inc., Pe...

1. An integrated electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) filter and power line communication (PLC) interface, comprising:a first filter winding and a second filter winding configured as a common mode choke; and
a two-part winding wound on the same core as the common mode choke, wherein the two-part winding comprises (i) a first winding coupled proximate the first filter winding; and (ii) a second winding coupled proximate the second filter winding, wherein the first winding and the second winding have an equal number of turns, and wherein phasing of the first winding is reversed with respect to the second winding.

US Pat. No. 10,367,387

RING MAGNET ROTOR OF MOTOR WITH COATING MATERIAL

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

1. A rotor of a motor comprising:a shaft;
a resin coupled to the shaft; and
a ferrite magnet including a through hole and coupled to the resin,
wherein the resin covers an inner circumferential surface of the ferrite magnet, an upper surface of the ferrite magnet and a lower surface of the ferrite magnet,
wherein the ferrite magnet includes a plurality of magnet fixing recesses which are disposed on the upper surface of the ferrite magnet and coupled to the resin,
wherein each of the plurality of magnet fixing recesses includes a bottom surface and a side surface, the bottom surface extending perpendicularly from a first end at the inner circumferential surface of the ferrite magnet in a direction away from the shaft to a second end, and the side surface extending from the second end of the bottom surface to the upper surface of the ferrite magnet,
wherein the plurality of magnet fixing recesses widens from the second end of the bottom surface toward the upper surface,
wherein the shaft includes a shaft fixing recess continuously formed in an outer circumferential surface of the shaft, the shaft fixing recess in a bonding surface in contact with the resin, wherein the shaft fixing recess is aligned with the bottom surface of one of the magnet fixing recesses in the direction perpendicular to the inner circumferential surface of the ferrite magnet,
wherein the resin completely fills a space between the shaft fixing recess and the inner circumferential surface of the ferrite magnet, wherein a thickness of the resin provided between the inner circumferential surface of the ferrite magnet and the shaft fixing recess is the same in a radial direction of the shaft, and
wherein a linear distance from a radially outermost surface of the shaft to an outer circumferential surface of the ferrite magnet is greater than a linear distance from the radially outermost surface of the shaft to an outmost end of the side surface of the magnet fixing recess in the radial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,367,370

WIRELESS CHARGING AND COMMUNICATION BOARD AND WIRELESS CHARGING AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE

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

1. A board provided for wireless charging and communication, comprising:a first polymeric film;
a first adhesive layer provided on the first polymeric film;
a plurality of soft magnetic layers provided on the first adhesive layer;
a second polymeric film provided on the plurality of soft magnetic layers; and
a coil pattern provided on one surface of one of the first polymeric film and the second polymeric film and including a wireless charging coil and a near field communication coil,
wherein:
the plurality of soft magnetic layers includes one or more of an amorphous alloy, a crystalline alloy, an amorphous alloy ribbon, a nanocrystalline ribbon, or a silicon steel plate including iron (Fe),
the first polymer film includes a first extending portion that extends further than the plurality of soft magnetic layers,
the second polymer film includes a second extending portion that extends further than the plurality of soft magnetic layers,
a portion of an upper surface of the first extending portion and a portion of a lower surface of the second extending portion are connected to each other in a connected area,
the connected area is spaced apart from a side portion of the plurality of soft magnetic layers, and
the connected area includes an area that extends further outward than the side portion of the plurality of soft magnetic layers.

US Pat. No. 10,367,357

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INSTALLING SOLAR PANELS

SAFECONNECT SOLAR, INC., ...

1. A solar panel system for determining how many solar panels connected to a controller, comprising;an electrical pathway connecting the controller to a plurality of solar panels;
a first resistance associated with each of the solar panels;
an external environment resistance defined by a cumulative presence of at least the first resistance associated with each of the solar panels, wherein the external environment resistance is different based on a total number of the solar panels connected to the electrical pathway;
a second resistance associated with the controller;
the external environment resistance and the second resistance at least partially define a voltage divider to receive an input voltage from the controller and produce an output voltage;
the controller being programmed to determine from the produced output voltage the total number of the solar panels connected to the controller along the electrical pathway.

US Pat. No. 10,367,356

ENERGY GENERATION LOAD COMPENSATION

Honey Badger Internationa...

1. A method of controlling an inverter energy system supplying power to a site, the inverter energy system connected to a mains power supply and to a site load and comprising a first inverter energy string and one or more further inverter energy strings, the method includingmonitoring, at a monitoring point at the site, the forward or reverse power flow into or out of the mains power supply;
setting a rate limit for power flow out of the mains power supply;
controlling the supply of power from the inverter energy system so that the power flow out of the mains power supply is controlled to be within the rate limit;
when power is in the forward direction, connecting said one or more further inverter energy strings to supply the load otherwise supplied by the mains power supply; and
when forward power or site load decreases, isolating said one or more further inverter energy strings to avoid over generation from the one or more further inverter energy strings above the rate limit.

US Pat. No. 10,367,354

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VOLT-AMPERE REACTIVE CONTROL AND OPTIMIZATION

Dominion Energy, Inc., R...

1. A method of controlling an electric power transmission and distribution grid having a plurality of nodes, each node having a substation configured to supply electric power from a supply point upstream of the plurality of nodes to a plurality of user locations, the method comprising:receiving from a plurality of sensors measurement data based on a sensed component of the power, wherein each sensor is located at a respective one of a plurality of distribution locations on the distribution grid at or between the supply point and at least one of the plurality of user locations; receiving the measurement data from the plurality of sensors;
determining a system power factor at the supply point and a location power factor at each of a plurality of distribution locations; generating an energy delivery parameter based on the system power factor to optimize or adjust the system power factor and thus also the system volt-amperes reactive (VAR);
operating in one of a plurality of different operating modes based on the determined system power factor;
determining the operating mode between a plurality of lagging operating modes, a plurality of leading operating modes, and a target operating mode based on the determined system power factor;
adjusting at least one VAR adjusting device configured to add or subtract VARs to the electric power transmission and distribution grid in response to the energy delivery parameter; and
at least one of the following:
(a) determining the system mode of operation is emergency lag mode when the determined system power factor is lagging and is less than or equal to a predetermined emergency lagging power factor set point and determining a deficit to target mode, wherein the deficit to target mode is an emergency lag target close VARs;
(b) determining the system mode of operation is emergency lead mode when the determined system power factor is leading and is less than or equal to a predetermined emergency leading power factor set point and determining a surplus to target mode, wherein the surplus to target mode is an emergency lead target open VARs;
(c) determining the system mode of operation is lag mode when the determined system power factor is lagging and is greater than the predetermined emergency lagging power factor set point and less than a predetermined lagging power factor set point and determining a deficit to target mode, wherein the deficit to target mode is a lag target close VARs;
(d) determining the system mode of operation is lead mode when the determined system power factor is leading and is greater than the predetermined emergency leading power factor set point and less than a predetermined leading power factor set point and determining a surplus to target mode, wherein the surplus to target mode is a lead target open VARs; and
(e) determining the system mode of operation is target mode when the determined system power factor is lagging and is greater than the predetermined leading power factor set point or leading and greater than a predetermined leading power factor set point and further comprising determining a target mode close VARs if the determined system power factor is lagging and determining a target mode open VARs if the determined system power factor is leading.

US Pat. No. 10,367,353

MANAGING QUEUE DISTRIBUTION BETWEEN CRITICAL DATACENTER AND FLEXIBLE DATACENTER

Lancium LLC, Houston, TX...

1. A system comprisinga flexible datacenter comprising:
a behind-the-meter power input system,
a first power distribution system,
a datacenter control system, and
a first plurality of computing systems powered by the behind-the-meter power input system via the first power distribution system, wherein the flexible datacenter control system is configured to modulate power delivery to the plurality of computing systems based on one or more monitored power system conditions or an operational directive;
a critical datacenter comprising:
a power input system,
a second power distribution system,
a critical datacenter control system, and
a second plurality of computing systems powered by the power input system via the second power distribution system;
a queue system configured to organize a plurality of computational operations, wherein the queue system is distributed into multiple queue subsystems with each queue subsystem organizing a set of computational operations according to rules associated with that queue subsystem;
a first communication link connecting the flexible datacenter, the critical datacenter, and the queue system; and
a routing control system configured to (i) identify, using the queue system, a computational operation to be performed, (ii) determine whether to route the computational operation to the flexible datacenter, and (iii) based on a determination to route the computational operation to the flexible datacenter, cause the computational operation to be sent to the flexible datacenter via the first communication link.

US Pat. No. 10,367,348

SWITCH-MODE POWER SUPPLY AND CONTROL HAVING PROTECTION FROM A SHORT-CIRCUITED CURRENT SENSING RESISTOR

BYD COMPANY LIMITED, She...

1. A control apparatus of a switch-mode power supply, comprising:a driving controller, configured to collect an output voltage signal of a feedback winding of the switch-mode power supply, and to generate a driving signal for driving a switching transistor of the switch-mode power supply to turn on or off according to the output voltage signal; and
a short-circuit protection module, configured to detect a voltage across a current sensing resistor of the switch-mode power supply, to generate a short-circuit protection signal when the switching transistor of the switch-mode power supply is turned on and the voltage across the current sensing resistor is less than a predetermined value within a predetermined period, and to output the short-circuit protection signal to the driving controller, the short circuit protection module comprising:
a short-circuit signal generation unit, configured to collect the voltage across the current sensing resistor and to generate a short-circuit signal;
a delay signal generation unit, configured to generate a delay signal according to a logic control signal synchronous with the driving signal;
a control unit, connected to the short-circuit signal generation unit and the delay signal generation unit respectively, and configured to generate the short-circuit protection signal according to the short-circuit signal and the delay signal,
wherein the control unit comprises: a first logic circuit with a first input receiving the short-circuit signal and a second input receiving the delay signal generation unit, a second logic circuit receiving an output from the first logic circuit and an enable signal, an output of the second logic circuit configured to produce the short circuit protection signal;
wherein the first logic circuit is a NOR gate and the second logic circuit is an AND gate; and
wherein the driving controller is further configured to control the switching transistor to turn off according to the short-circuit protection signal.

US Pat. No. 10,367,346

ELECTRIC LEAKAGE PROTECTION DEVICE AND FEED CONTROL DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A feed control device to be used to form power supply paths from an external power supply to a battery included in an electric vehicle and to control supply of power to the battery, the feed control device comprising:a main circuit including the pair of power supply paths;
a contact device interposed in the main circuit;
a controller opening and closing the contact device,
an electric leakage protection device; and
a signal receiver configured to receive a signal transmitted from the electric vehicle, wherein,
the electric leakage protection device, comprises:
an electric leakage detector configured to output an electric leakage detection signal, when a current leaked from a main circuit exceeds a threshold value;
an electric leakage protector configured to open a contact device interposed in the main circuit, when receiving the electric leakage detection signal; and
a self leakage generator including a first short circuit having a first electric resistance component and a first switch component electrically connected in series with each other, and a second short circuit having a second electric resistance component and a second switch component electrically connected in series with each other,
the first short circuit and the second short circuit being electrically connected in parallel with each other with regard to a pair of power supply paths constituting the main circuit, and
the controller being configured to control the self leakage generator and configured to instruct the self leakage generator to cause self leakage when receiving the signal by the signal receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,367,343

RIGID-COLLISION-FREE TRANSMISSION LINE SPACER CLAMP CONNECTION STRUCTURE

1. A rigid-collision-free transmission line spacer clamp connection structure, comprising:a spacer frame;
a plurality of rotating joint rubber gaskets wherein each of the rotating joint rubber gaskets is a circular rubber plate, an upper surface of the circular rubber plate being provided symmetrically with two bosses, the shape of the sides of the bosses close to a rotating joint rubber gasket mounting hole being matched with that of an arc-shaped projection on a connecting rod; and edges of the connecting rod at two sides of the connecting rod mounting hole project radially outwards along a connecting rod mounting hole to form arc-shaped projections; and
a plurality of spacer connecting clamps, the spacer frame being uniformly provided with a plurality of rotating joint slots, each of which is rotationally connected with one of the plurality of spacer connecting clamps therein wherein each of the plurality of rotating joint slots is provided symmetrically with two limiting blocks therein, and the lower parts of the bosses are symmetrically provided with two limiting grooves matched with the limiting blocks;
wherein each of the plurality of spacer connecting clamps comprises the connecting rod and a clip, the clip being arranged at a front end of the connecting rod, the clip being provided with an elastic material at the inner side, the elastic material being clamped to the clip, the connecting rod being provided with the connecting rod mounting hole at a rear end; and
wherein each of the plurality of rotating joint slots is provided with one of the plurality of rotating joint rubber gaskets and a spacer connecting clamp rotating shaft therein, each of the plurality of rotating joint rubber gaskets being provided with the rotating joint rubber gasket mounting hole at the center, the spacer connecting clamp rotating shaft penetrating through the connecting rod mounting hole and the rotating joint rubber gasket mounting hole.

US Pat. No. 10,367,339

SNAG MITIGATING CABLE TRACK APPARATUS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. An apparatus for connecting components that move relative to each other, the apparatus comprising:a cable track comprising a first side and a second side that is opposite the first side;
two or more spacers comprising:
respective first ends that are attached to the first side of the cable track;
respective second ends that are opposite the respective first ends;
respective first surfaces between the respective first ends and the respective second ends; and
respective second surfaces that are opposite the respective first surfaces; and
two or more pins attached proximately to the respective second ends of the two or more spacers, wherein the two or more pins protrude from the respective first surfaces of the two or more spacers and/or protrude from the respective second surfaces of the two or more spacers,
wherein the cable track is configured to flex such that a spacer of the two or more spacers contacts a pin of the two or more pins that is attached to another spacer of the two or more spacers.

US Pat. No. 10,367,338

WIRE COMPRESSION CONNECTOR

1. A compression connector comprising: a. a bifurcated connector body having a continuous inner surface and an outer surface; b. a first wire cradle and a second wire cradle, the first wire cradle having a first cradle opening sized and positioned to receive at least a first wire, the second wire cradle having a second cradle opening sized and positioned to receive at least a second wire; c. a first terminal end and a second terminal end, the first terminal end and the second terminal end being at opposing ends of the compression connector and positioned between the inner surface and the outer surface, a portion of the inner surface adjacent to the first terminal end defining at least a portion of the first wire cradle and another portion of inner surface adjacent to the second terminal end defining at least a portion of the second wire cradle, wherein the first terminal end comprises a first pair of terminal ends separated by a first slot, and wherein the second terminal end comprises a second pair of terminal ends separated by a second slot, wherein each terminal end of the first pair of terminal ends and the second pair of terminal ends are positioned and structured to, upon an act of compression of the compression connector, individually be displaced into direct abutment with an opposing terminal end of the first pair of terminal ends or the second pair of terminal ends close a conductor opening and constrict a size of both the first wire cradle and the second wire cradle such that the first wire in the first wire cradle and the second wire in the second wire cradle are displaced into direct contact with each other, and wherein the bifurcated connector body is structured for the first wire cradle opening to be in direct fluid communication with the second wire cradle opening both prior to and after the act of compression such that the first wire is in direct contact with the second wire after the act of compression, wherein the inner surface has a ridge having a width extending in a direction perpendicular to a lengthwise direction of the compression connector and the ridge is located between the first slot and the second slot: wherein each of the first slot and the second slot terminate adjacent to opposing sides of the ridge, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,367,335

SPARK PLUG AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR

NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.,...

1. A spark plug comprising:a center electrode;
a metal shell that holds therein the center electrode insulatedly; and
a ground electrode that includes an electrode base having a facing surface facing the center electrode and a tip containing a noble metal and arranged on the facing surface of the electrode base, the electrode base being joined at a first end portion thereof to the metal shell,
wherein the electrode base has: an opposite surface located opposite the facing surface; an end surface connecting the opposite surface and the facing surface at a second end portion of the electrode base opposite the first end portion; and a pair of side surfaces continuing to the end surface via sides of the second end portion and connecting the facing surface and the opposite surface,
wherein the tip has: a top surface facing the center electrode; and a bottom surface located opposite the top surface and joined to the electrode base with a weld zone formed therebetween,
wherein the weld zone has: a back region exposed at the opposite surface of the electrode base; a joint region at which the tip is joined; and a connection region connecting the joint region and the back region in a thickness direction of the electrode base without being exposed at the side surfaces of the electrode base, and
wherein, in a cross section of the ground electrode taken through the side surfaces of the electrode base along a plane passing through a center of the top surface and a center of the bottom surface of the tip, a maximum width of the connection region in a direction perpendicular to the thickness direction of the electrode base is larger than a width of the back region, and a value of a width of the top surface of the tip being divided by a width of the facing surface of the electrode base is greater than 0.3.

US Pat. No. 10,367,334

MANUFACTURABLE LASER DIODE

Soraa Laser Diode, Inc., ...

1. An intermediate structure of a laser device, comprising:an epitaxial structure comprising an n-type cladding region, an active region comprising at least one active layer overlying the n-type cladding region, and a p-type cladding region overlying the active region;
a gallium and nitrogen containing substrate; and
a single sacrificial region disposed between the n-type cladding region of the epitaxial structure and the gallium and nitrogen containing substrate, the single sacrificial region having a narrower lateral width than each of the n-type cladding region, the active region, and the p-type cladding region.

US Pat. No. 10,367,333

INCREASING FABRY-PEROT CAVITY FREE SPECTRAL RANGE IN HYBRID LASERS

Nokia of America Corporat...

1. An apparatus, comprising:an optical amplifier waveguide;
an optical reflector located to reflect back some light received at or near a first end of the optical amplifier waveguide; and
another optical waveguide having a first end located to receive light at or near a second end of the optical amplifier waveguide, the another optical waveguide having a sequence of optical ring resonators optically connected there along, each of the optical ring resonators being configured to have a different free spectral range, wherein a first one of the ring resonators is configured to have a free spectral range of about two times a free spectral range of a second one of the ring resonators.

US Pat. No. 10,367,332

EDGE EMITTING LASER LIGHT SOURCE AND 3D IMAGE OBTAINING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An edge emitting laser light source comprising:a substrate;
an active layer disposed on the substrate;
a wavelength selection section comprising grating regions configured to select wavelengths of light emitted from the active layer, and
a gain section configured to resonate the light having the selected wavelengths in a direction parallel with the active layer,
wherein the grating regions comprise a first grating region and a second grating region which are arranged in a first direction,
wherein the first grating region comprises a plurality of first lands that are arranged in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, and the second grating region comprises a plurality of second lands that are arranged in the second direction, and
wherein an interval between the plurality of first lands in the first grating region is different from an interval between the plurality of second lands in the second grating region, and the plurality of first lands in the first grating region are disposed to be in direct contact with the plurality of second lands in the second grating region.

US Pat. No. 10,367,331

POINTING DEVICES, APPARATUS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HIGH SHOCK ENVIRONMENTS

1. A pointing support device for high shock environments, comprising:a housing having a base, a front stationary wall and a rear stationary wall, the front stationary wall with an opening;
a one piece shaped beam consisting of a cylindrical shaped first end rigidly mounted and fixed directly to the rear stationary wall, and a cylindrical shaped second end aligned with and adjacent to the opening in the front stationary wall, and a section intermediate the first end and the second end that has an elliptical shaped profile;
a pointing payload rigidly and fixed attached to the second end of the one piece shaped beam, wherein the one piece shaped beam provides accurate linear and angular positioning of the payload and maintains initial precise pointing of the payload relative to the surface the pointing device is attached to during and after exposure of the housing to shock and vibration; and
an externally accessible vertical and lateral adjustment mechanism consisting of only one single vertical adjustment component and only one single lateral adjustment component, the adjustment mechanism directly coupled to the pointing payload for adjusting vertical and lateral position of the payload be deflecting the one piece shaped beam along vertical and lateral orientations.

US Pat. No. 10,367,329

DIRECT DIODE PUMPED TI:SAPPHIRE LASERS AND AMPLIFIERS

KM Labs Inc., Boulder, C...

1. A system for amplification of ultrafast laser pulses, comprising:a seed source of seed light having spectral components within the Ti:sapphire gain bandwidth of 600-1080 nm;
a gain medium comprising a Ti:sapphire crystal; and
a diode pump beam source comprising a diode laser emitting within the Ti:sapphire absorption bandwidth of ˜400-600 nm; and
a cooling device for cooling the Ti:sapphire crystal to below 200 K;
wherein the diode pump beam is directed into the Ti:sapphire crystal creating a population inversion; and
wherein the seed source is passed through the population inversion region of the Ti:sapphire crystal to effect gain.

US Pat. No. 10,367,328

PULSE LASER DEVICE

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A pulse laser device with a ring laser resonator, the pulse laser device comprising:a polarization maintaining (PM) fiber having a light input end and a light output end and configured to guide a first linearly polarized light with a first phase along a fast axis of the PM fiber from the light input end and a second linearly polarized light with a second phase along a slow axis of the PM fiber from the input end;
a first quarter waveplate disposed at the light output end of the PM fiber and configured to convert the first and the second linearly polarized lights into left-handed and right-handed (or right-handed and left-handed) circularly polarized lights, respectively; and
an optical isolator configured to unidirectionally transmit a laser pulse in the ring laser resonator,
wherein the PM fiber has at least one 90 degrees cross splicing position to eliminate delay between the first linearly polarized light and the second linearly polarized light, and wherein the PM fiber, the first quarter waveplate, and the optical isolator are on a light path of the ring laser resonator.

US Pat. No. 10,367,326

METHOD FOR ENERGY DITHER OF A PARTICLE BEAM

JEFFERSON SCIENCE ASSOCIA...

1. In a free electron laser (FEL) system including an input particle beam, a method for varying the output wavelength of the FEL output beam by changing the energy of the FEL input particle beam, comprising:a. providing a primary accelerator cavity for supplying the input particle beam and a primary beam transport for transporting the input particle beam, wherein the input particle beam has energy with a nominal operating point and a primary accelerator bunch frequency;
b. providing a wiggler to periodically deflect the beam of particles inside the input particle beam;
c. inserting one or more secondary radiofrequency accelerator cavities between the primary beam transport and the wiggler;
d. setting the frequency of each secondary radiofrequency accelerator cavity to a harmonic or sub-harmonic of the primary accelerator bunch frequency; and
e. dithering the particle beam energy of the FEL input particle beam by operating the secondary radiofrequency accelerator cavities at the harmonic or sub-harmonic of the primary accelerator bunch frequency, said dithering varying the particle beam energy of the FEL input particle beam about the nominal operating point and varying the wavelength of the FEL output beam.

US Pat. No. 10,367,325

ACTIVE ELEMENT SLAB FOR A LASER SOURCE

1. An active element slab for a laser source, comprising:at least one input surface of a pump beam;
a first section in the shape of an elongated bar along a longitudinal axis that includes a first doped matrix configured to absorb the pump beam to amplify a laser beam travelling longitudinally;
a second section that covers, at least partially, the first section, where the second section includes a second doped matrix that is configured to absorb the laser beam and is transparent to the pump beam; and
a third section in the shape of an elongated bar along the longitudinal axis, which includes a third doped matrix that is configured to absorb parasitic laser beam, the first section including two parts between which the third section is sandwiched.

US Pat. No. 10,367,324

LASER COMPONENT

INTER-UNIVERSITY RESEARCH...

3. A laser component comprising a laser medium and a transparent heat transmitting member, whereinat least one of the laser medium and the transparent heat transmitting member is oxide,
the laser medium and the transparent heat transmitting member are bonded via an amorphous layer formed by surface-active bonding a bonding surface of the laser medium and a bonding surface of the transparent heat transmitting member by radiating an inert gas atomic beam to both the bonding surface of the laser medium and the bonding surface of the transparent heat transmitting member in vacuum, and after the radiating bringing the bonding surface of the laser medium and the bonding surface of the transparent heat transmitting member into contact,
the amorphous layer is composed of a material derived from the laser medium and the transparent heat transmitting member, and is transparent to an excitation beam,
any colored layer causing an energy loss of 1% or more is not observed in the laser component, and
the laser component outputs a laser beam having a power greater than 10 MW (megawatts).

US Pat. No. 10,367,323

CRIMPING HAND TOOL

JETOOL CORP., New Taipei...

1. A crimping hand tool is configured for crimping a coaxial cable to a coaxial terminal, the crimping hand tool comprising:a first body;
a second body pivoted to the first body;
a first linking body having a first end and a second end, the first end being pivoted to the second body;
a second linking body having a third end and a fourth end, the third end being pivoted to the first body;
a third linking body having a fifth end and a sixth end, wherein the second end, the fourth end, and the sixth end are pivoted coaxially;
a moving assembly pivoted to the fifth end, the moving assembly being slidably coupled to the first body along an axial direction; and
a crimping assembly disposed on the moving assembly to move along with the moving assembly, wherein the first body and the second body being forced and pivoted to each other, and slide the moving assembly along the axial direction through the first linking body, the second linking body, and the third linking body, such that the moving assembly drives the crimping assembly to crimp the coaxial cable and the coaxial terminal together,
wherein the first body comprises:
a base;
a pair of side plates assembled at two opposite sides of the base; and
a handle assembled to the pair of side plates and forming an accommodating space to accommodate at least a portion of the first linking body, at least a portion of the second linking body, at least a portion of the third linking body, and at least a portion of the moving assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,367,322

HARD DISK DATA INTERFACE PITCH CONVERTER

JIANGSU LEWINSH ELECTRONI...

1. A hard disk data interface pitch converter, comprising:a converting part, which comprises converting terminals and contact terminals, wherein the contact terminals comprise a plurality of metallic conductors which are independent from one another, the converting terminals comprise metallic conductors which have a relatively large interval at one end and a relatively small interval at the other end, and the end of the converting terminals where the metallic conductors have the large interval between is connected in a one-to-one manner to an end of the metallic conductors in the contact terminals;
a short connection part, which is operable to connect any two or more non-adjacent metallic conductors in the contact terminals through metallic conductors;
a base, which is provided with a channel for accommodating the contact terminals and a slot for fixing the short connection part; and
a cover body, which cooperates with the base for protecting the converting part and the short connection part,
wherein an extension part is formed by digging each of the metallic conductors in the contact terminals, and the extension part exactly shields a gap between the contact terminals and the channel.

US Pat. No. 10,367,321

HIGH-DENSITY BRIDGE ADAPTER

HD Networks, LLC, Stuart...

1. A high density (HD) bridge adapter comprising: a first connector end having a first pin grouping consisting of 192 pins consisting of twenty rows wherein 16 rows have ten pins in each row and 4 rows have 8 pins in each row, said first connector including a lip positioned around said first pin grouping formed from a first lip defined by four sides extending outwardly from a receptacle of said first pin group, one of one sides having corner edges for directional positioning; a second connector end having a second pin grouping consisting of 192 pins consisting of twenty rows wherein 16 rows have ten pins in each row and 4 rows have 8 pins in each row, said second connector including a lip positioned around said second pin grouping formed from a second lip defined by four sides extending outwardly from a receptacle of said second pin group, one of one sides having corner edges for directional positioning; and a coupling cable positioned along a common rear edge of said first and second connector maintaining said first and second connector in a predetermined position having the same orientation and electrically coupling said first connector to said second connector.

US Pat. No. 10,367,314

POWER PEDESTAL WITH BREAKAWAY PEDESTAL BASE

A. C. DANDY PRODUCTS LTD....

1. A power pedestal assembly comprising:(a) a pedestal body having an upper end and a lower end, said pedestal body comprising a hollow tube having planar pedestal body sidewalls defining a pedestal interior;
(b) a pedestal base adapted for mounting to a support element, wherein:
the pedestal base comprises a central plate, and one or more planar flanges extending vertically from the central plate; and
said one or more planar flanges are configured to fit within the pedestal interior at the lower end of the pedestal body, with each of the one or more flanges fitting closely adjacent to one of the pedestal body sidewalls so as to define a vertical interface between each flange and its associated pedestal body sidewall; and
(c) stress-relief means associated with the pedestal body and the pedestal base, such that when a lateral force is applied to the pedestal body, the pedestal body will break away at least partially from the pedestal base before the pedestal body experiences structural overload.

US Pat. No. 10,367,312

CONNECTOR FOR A COAXIAL CABLE

Corning Optical Communica...

1. A coaxial cable connector for attachment to an end of a coaxial cable, the coaxial cable comprising an inner conductor, a dielectric surrounding the inner conductor, an outer conductor surrounding the dielectric, and a jacket surrounding the outer conductor, the coaxial cable connector comprising:a body having a forward end and a rearward end, wherein an internal surface extends between the forward end and the rearward end, the internal surface defining a longitudinal opening, and wherein the body comprises a cable receiving area proximal the rearward end and a jacket stop proximal the forward end;
a post positioned in the body proximal the forward end of the body, wherein the post comprises a first end and a second end with a bore extending therebetween, and wherein the bore comprises an inner surface and opens toward the rearward end of the body at the second end of the post;
an insulator movably disposed in the bore of the post, wherein the insulator comprises an outer surface in contact with the post, a through-passage, and a movement limiter to limit movement of the insulator in the post;
a gripping member disposed within the longitudinal opening of the body proximal the rearward end of the body, wherein the gripping member is axially movable in the body, and wherein the gripping member provides a gripping action as the gripping member axially moves toward the forward end of the body; and
a coupling member attached to the body at the forward end of the body
wherein the movement limited comprises at least one projection extending radially outwardly from the outer surface of the insulator and wherein the post comprises a groove in the inner surface of the bore, and wherein the at least one projection locates in the groove to limit movement of the insulator.

US Pat. No. 10,367,311

PLUG CONNECTOR ARRANGEMENT WITH COMPENSATION CRIMP

1. A plug connector arrangement comprising a plug connector and a cable connected thereto with at least one inner conductor and an outer conductor surrounding the inner conductor, wherein an axial end section of the outer conductor is connected electrically with a sleeve section of an outer conductor housing of the plug connector surrounding the axial end section of the outer conductor, said plug connector arrangement including a crimp point with a radial constriction of the sleeve section which is arranged, in a longitudinal direction of the cable between the axial end section of the outer conductor and an axial end of the inner conductor, wherein a depth of the radial constriction is such that an inner diameter of the sleeve section at the crimp point substantially corresponds to an outer diameter of the outer conductor of the cable, wherein the crimp point has a non-rotationally symmetrical crimp.

US Pat. No. 10,367,309

ELECTRICAL RECEPTACLE CONNECTOR

Advanced Connectek Inc., ...

1. An electrical receptacle connector, comprising:a shielding shell;
an insulation housing arranged inside the shielding shell and having a tongue portion extending to the outside of the shielding shell;
a plurality of terminals arranged at the insulation housing, wherein each of the terminals has a contact segment and a soldering segment, the contact segment is located on the tongue portion and protrudes from the tongue portion by a distance, the soldering segment extends out the insulation housing, and the soldering segments are coplanar; and
a shielding plate embedded inside the tongue portion of the insulation housing and located between the terminals which are located on two surfaces of the tongue portion.

US Pat. No. 10,367,308

ELECTRICAL RECEPTACLE FOR TRANSMITTING HIGH SPEED SIGNAL

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electrical receptacle for being mounted onto a host board and electrically connecting with a mating electrical circuit board along a front-to-back direction, comprising:an insulative housing; and
a row of first terminals, a row of second terminals, a row of third terminals, and a row of fourth terminals arranged along a vertical direction and mounted in the insulative housing, the first terminals and the fourth terminals forming a first mating port, the second terminals and the third terminals forming a second mating port, the first mating port forwardly extending beyond the second mating port;
wherein the row of first terminals align with the row of second terminals along an up-to-down direction, the row of third terminals align with the row of fourth terminals along the up-to-down direction, the first terminals and the second terminals are offset in a longitudinal direction perpendicular to the vertical direction and the front-to-back direction from the third terminals and the fourth terminals.

US Pat. No. 10,367,306

COMMUNICATION CONNECTOR AND COMMUNICATION CONNECTOR WITH WIRES

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. A communication connector having opposite first and second lateral sides, comprising:first terminals connected respectively to first wires and two pairs of second terminals connected respectively to two pairs of second wires, the wires forming first and second wire rows with a first of the pairs of second wires being in the first row and with a second of the pairs of second wires being in the second row;
a housing for accommodating the terminals; and
a conductive wire holding member for holding relative positions of the first of the pairs of the second wires on the first side of the connector and in the first wire row and for holding relative positions of the second of the pairs of the second wires on the second side of the connector and in the second wire row so that the first and second pairs of the second wires are laterally offset from one another;
the wire holding member being composed of first and second dividing members that are assembled with one another, the wire holding member being configured to surround each of the second wires with the dividing members assembled.

US Pat. No. 10,367,304

PLUG CONNECTION AND SET OF PLUG CONNECTIONS

1. A plug connection, comprising a plug connector with a first coding element arranged thereon with a coding pattern and an insertion location with a second coding element arranged thereon with a coding pattern complementary to said coding pattern, wherein the plug connector can be inserted, in an insertion direction (S), into the insertion location as far as a coupling position, if the first coding element and the second coding element assume a predefined position relative to one another, wherein the first coding element is held on the plug connector so as to be rotatable around an axis of rotation (A) running parallel to the insertion direction (S) and/or the second coding element is held on the insertion location so as to be rotatable around the axis of rotation (A), and having a self-alignment mechanism such that, when plugging in the plug connector, the first coding element and the second coding element are automatically rotated into the predefined position relative to one another, wherein the first coding element is a ring element with two, three or more radially projecting projections, spaced apart from one another at a predefined angle in a circumferential direction, and that the second coding element is a sleeve part with two, three or more guide grooves formed in an inner wall of the sleeve part and spaced apart from one another in a circumferential direction at said predefined angle, and wherein n guide grooves are formed in the sleeve part where n>1, such that the guide grooves, at their front end, cover a circumferential angular range of approximately 360%, the groove walls of adjacent guide grooves being directly adjacent to one another at their front end.

US Pat. No. 10,367,301

LEVER-TYPE CONNECTOR

Sumitomo Wiring Systems, ...

1. A lever-type connector, comprising:a connector body;
a lever having a base end rotatably supported on the connector body and a rotating portion for rotational operation formed on a tip portion thereof;
a finger contact surface disposed on an outer surface of the rotating portion, a separation finger placing portion projecting from the outer surface of the rotating portion in a direction opposite the base end of the lever and, and at least one through hole formed in the finger contact surface;
a resilient lock piece cantilevered integrally from a surface of the connector body and configured to lock the lever in a rotation restricted state by being locked to the lever; and
an unlocking portion formed integrally on the resilient lock piece and configured to press the resilient lock piece in a direction separating from the lever, the unlocking portion projecting through the through hole in the finger contact surface and exposed on the outer surface of the lever with the resilient lock piece and the lever locked to each other, wherein
the finger contact surface and separation finger placing portion are configured so that a finger brought into contact with the finger contact surface and the unlocking portion projecting through the through hole contacts the separation finger placing portion to disengage the resilient lock piece and rotate the lever into an open position.

US Pat. No. 10,367,300

ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL CONNECTION MECHANISMS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A system, comprising:an electronic watch, comprising:
a body defining a first connection mechanism including a notch having overhang portions extending from a base portion at a base of the notch; and
a processing unit located in the body, wherein the body comprises an electrical contact positioned in the base portion of the notch that is electrically connected to the processing unit; and
a band segment configured to attach the electronic watch to a body part of a user, comprising:
a second connection mechanism; and
an electronic component; wherein:
the second connection mechanism comprises a detent mechanism that is configured to be displaced by the electronic watch while the band segment is being attached to the electronic watch; and
the electronic watch and the band segment are mechanically and electrically coupled by an engagement between the first connection mechanism and the second connection mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,367,299

PLUG CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WITH AN UNLOCKING APPARATUS FOR UNLOCKING A LATCH

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. A plug connector assembly comprising:an insulative body defining a latch apparatus on a side thereof, the latch apparatus having a latching portion;
a cable extending along a front-to-back direction and rearwardly exposed to a rear end of the insulative body;
an unlocking assembly assembled on the insulative body and cooperating with the latch apparatus; wherein
the unlocking assembly comprises an actuator assembled on the insulative body and an operating portion connected to the actuator, and when the operating portion is operated, the actuator is driven by the operating portion to apply a force on the latch apparatus to move the latching portion;
the unlocking assembly comprises a pivot shaft to pivotally fix the actuator on the insulative body, and when the operating portion is operated, the actuator is rotated relative to the pivot shaft; and
the actuator is punched by a metal plate and has a z-shaped section in the front-to-back direction, and the actuator comprises a vertical section, a horizontal section extending forwards from a top end of the vertical section, and a connection section extending rearwards from a bottom end of the vertical section.

US Pat. No. 10,367,298

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

HARWIN PLC, Hampshire (G...

1. An apparatus for connecting two electrical connectors together, the apparatus comprising:a locking collar having at least one protrusion;
a first electrical connector; and
a second electrical connector;
wherein the first electrical connector comprises one or more electrical contacts arranged to mate with one or more electrical contacts in the second electrical connector in order to form an electrical connection, and the collar is arranged to receive at least a portion of the first and second connectors and releasably lock the first and/or second connector, and wherein at least one of the first electrical connector and the second electrical connector comprises a main body portion comprising at least one channel on an outer surface for cooperating with the at least one protrusion of the locking collar, and a contact portion comprising a cartridge positioned within the main body portion, wherein the contact portion further comprises at least a first male contact and a first female contact connected to the cartridge.

US Pat. No. 10,367,297

INTEGRATED SECURING GUIDE PIN FOR AN ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. An electrical connector assembly, comprising:one or more first electrical contact elements and an integrated securing guide pin, wherein the integrated securing guide pin includes a guiding member that guides the integrated securing guide pin into a receiving channel of a guiding connection module, and a securing member that securely connects to a securing surface of the guiding connection module, wherein the guiding member extends forward from the securing member, wherein the securing member includes a plurality of securing segments separated by one or more gaps.

US Pat. No. 10,367,296

MODULAR ELECTRICAL POWER SUPPLY AND CONTROL SYSTEM

ECCO DESIGN, INC., New Y...

1. A modular electrical connector comprising:a magnet;
a first insulating sheet covering a first side of the magnet;
a second insulating sheet covering a second side of the magnet, the second side of the magnet being opposite the first side of the magnet;
a first ferrous metal sheet attached to the first insulating sheet;
a second ferrous metal sheet attached to the second insulating sheet;
wherein the first ferrous metal sheet and the second ferrous metal sheet extend a predetermined distance beyond an end of the magnet to form a first channel having a first predetermined separation, and
wherein the magnet magnetizes the first ferrous metal sheet and the second ferrous metal sheet;
a first electrical connector connected to the first ferrous metal sheet for providing a first voltage; and
a second electrical connector connected to the second ferrous metal sheet for providing a second voltage different than the first voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,367,295

CLAMPING MECHANISM FOR INDUSTRIAL INPUT/OUTPUT DEVICE

MOXA INC., New Taipei (T...

1. A clamping mechanism for an industrial input/output device, comprising:a shell member, comprising a sliding track disposed at a top side thereof and a mechanism assembly receiving space formed at a rear side thereof, and the sliding track comprising a first sliding track end and a second sliding track end;
an operating link comprising a pivot pin, a rod sliding slot, a first operating part and a second operating part, and slidably and rotatably disposed on the sliding track through the pivot pin, wherein the first operating part and the second operating part are exposed out of the shell member, and the rod sliding slot comprises a first sliding slot end and a second sliding slot end;
a first clamping rod disposed in the mechanism assembly receiving space, and comprising a first driving part, an elastic element mounting part, a first clamping part and a second driving part, and wherein the first driving part is disposed in the rod sliding slot and slidable relative to the rod sliding slot, and a part of the first clamping part is exposed out of the shell member;
an elastic element secured in the mechanism assembly receiving space through the elastic element mounting part;
a rotary rod pivotally disposed in the mechanism assembly receiving space, and comprising a first rotary driving part and a second rotary driving part, wherein the second driving part is assembled with the first rotary driving part; and
a second clamping rod disposed in the mechanism assembly receiving space, and comprising a third driving part and a second clamping part, wherein the third driving part is assembled with the second rotary driving part, and a part of the second clamping part is exposed out of the shell member.

US Pat. No. 10,367,294

ELECTRICAL DEVICE HAVING A GROUND TERMINATION COMPONENT WITH STRAIN RELIEF

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. An electrical device, comprising:a substrate having a plurality of signal contacts and a ground contact along a surface of the substrate;
a communication cable including a differential pair of signal conductors, a grounding element that surrounds the signal conductors, and a cable jacket surrounding the signal conductors and the grounding element; wherein each of the signal conductors has a wire-terminating end that is terminated to a corresponding signal contact of the substrate, the wire-terminating end projecting beyond a jacket edge of the cable jacket; and
a ground termination component having a main panel electrically coupled with the ground contact, and a strain relief element engaged with at least a portion of the communication cable; wherein the strain relief element includes a connective terminal electrically coupled to the grounding element.

US Pat. No. 10,367,293

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

SMK Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. An electrical connector comprising:a holding member having an insulation property;
a contact having a conductive property, the contact being held by the holding member, the contact including a connection portion exposed on a front side of the holding member to be connected to a mating contact of a mating connector and a terminal portion protruding from the holding member;
a shell configured to be cylindrical and contain the holding member, the shell including a large diameter portion and a small diameter portion, the large diameter portion having a fitting portion open forward into which the mating connector is insertable, the small diameter portion being provided at the rear of the large diameter portion so as to protrude the terminal portion therefrom, the small diameter portion having a smaller diameter than the large diameter portion; and
a seal member configured to be elastically deformable and be provided on an outer periphery of the small diameter portion, wherein
the shell comprises a front shell member having at least the large diameter portion, and a rear shell member having at least the small diameter portion, the rear shell member being formed as a separate member from the front shell member, and
the front shell member and the rear shell member are electrically connected to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,367,286

TRANSCEIVER MODULE WITH FLEX CIRCUIT

Methode Electronics, Inc....

1. A transceiver assembly for transmitting and receiving electrical signals comprising:a transceiver housing having a first end having a pluggable connector and an opposite second end having a passage in communication with a printed circuit board mounted in the housing,
a peripheral connector having a housing for enclosing a printed circuit board and a first end and an opposite second end, the second end having a receptacle opening for receiving a plug, the receptacle including one of an RJ-45 receptacle, an MPO receptacle and an LC receptacle,
a flex circuit disposed between the first end of the peripheral connector and the second end of the transceiver housing, the peripheral connector capable of being displaced with respect to the transceiver housing via the flex circuit, the flex circuit capable of deflection along an X-axis and Y-axis; and
the housing having an anti-deflection member for restricting deflection of the flex circuit along the Y-axis.

US Pat. No. 10,367,285

FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT BOARD CONNECTOR

CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUS...

1. A flexible circuit board connector adapted for inserting a flexible printed circuit board into the flexible circuit board connector, two opposite sides of a rear of the flexible printed circuit board opening two gaps, respectively, the flexible circuit board connector comprising:an insulating housing, a middle of a front surface of the insulating housing being recessed rearward to form an inserting groove, the insulating housing opening an opening penetrating through a middle of a top surface, a top of the front surface and a top of a rear surface of the insulating housing, two opposite sides of the insulating housing opening two receiving slots penetrated through the top surface of the insulating housing and communicated with the inserting groove, the two receiving slots being communicated with the inserting groove;
a plurality of conductive terminals assembled to the insulating housing;
an elastic module assembled in the opening, the elastic module including a pivoting rod, and at least one torsion spring pivotally mounted around the pivoting rod, the pivoting rod being assembled in the opening, a middle of the at least one torsion spring being pivotally mounted around the pivoting rod; and
a locking board being accommodated in the opening of the insulating housing and covering a top of the elastic module, so the at least one torsion spring of the elastic module being clamped between the insulating housing and the locking board to make the at least one torsion spring generate a precompression, the locking board being pivotally mounted to the pivoting rod, the locking board having a base board, two opposite sides of the base board extending downward to form two side boards, bottom edges of the two side boards protruding downward to form two locking hooks, the two side boards being received in the two receiving slots and projecting downward into the inserting groove;
wherein one end of the at least one torsion spring elastically abuts against a front of a bottom surface of the locking board, the other end of the at least one torsion spring is disposed under a rear of the bottom surface of the locking board, the flexible printed circuit board is inserted rearward into the inserting groove, with the flexible printed circuit board being inserted rearward into the inserting groove, the flexible printed circuit board abuts against the two locking hooks, the flexible printed circuit board pushes rearward against front surfaces of the two locking hooks to make the locking board rotate, after the flexible printed circuit board slips away from the two locking hooks, the two locking hooks project into the two gaps of the flexible printed circuit board, respectively, and when the flexible printed circuit board moves frontward, the two locking hooks are capable of abutting against rear inner walls of the two gaps of the flexible printed circuit board respectively for blocking the flexible printed circuit board from moving frontward, so that the flexible printed circuit board is locked in the inserting groove.

US Pat. No. 10,367,281

VEHICLE CAMERA WITH CONNECTOR SYSTEM FOR HIGH SPEED TRANSMISSION

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A camera for a vision system of a vehicle, said camera comprising:a camera housing comprising a front housing portion and a rear housing portion;
wherein said front housing portion houses a lens and an imager;
wherein said front housing portion has a circuit board attached thereat;
wherein said rear housing portion has an outer side and an inner side that is separated from the outer side by a wall thickness of said rear housing portion;
wherein said rear housing portion comprises a rigid one-piece coaxial connecting element that extends through the wall thickness of said rear housing portion;
wherein a first portion of said coaxial connecting element extends outward from the outer side of said rear housing portion and a second portion of said coaxial connecting element extends inward from the inner side of said rear housing portion;
wherein said coaxial connecting element comprises (i) a first coaxial cable connector at a first end of said first portion of said coaxial connecting element that extends outward from the outer side of said rear housing portion and (ii) a second coaxial cable connector at a second end of said second portion of said coaxial connecting element that extends inward from the inner side of said rear housing portion;
wherein said circuit board has a third coaxial cable connector established thereat;
wherein said rear housing portion mates with said front housing portion to encase said circuit board in a cavity of said camera housing;
wherein, as said rear housing portion is mated with said front housing portion, said second coaxial cable connector engages said third coaxial cable connector to electrically connect said coaxial connecting element with circuitry at said circuit board; and
wherein said first coaxial cable connector is configured to connect to a coaxial cable of the vehicle when said camera is disposed at the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,367,280

WIRE TO BOARD CONNECTORS SUITABLE FOR USE IN BYPASS ROUTING ASSEMBLIES

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A board connector assembly for connecting to a chip package, comprising:a cable including a pair of signal conductors and a ground wire;
a connector housing supporting a pair of signal terminals, each signal terminal having a contact portion and a termination portion and a body portion extending therebetween, the connector housing having a mating end, the termination portions being enclosed in the connector housing and the contact portions being disposed exterior of the connector housing and spaced apart from the connector housing mating end;
a ground member supported by the connector housing and extending along at least a portion of the terminal body portions, the ground member including a termination portion for connecting to the ground wire and electrically connected to a ground contact portion, the ground contact portion extending from the connector housing such, and
the signal contact portions and the ground contact portions including arcuate contact surfaces at distal ends such that when the connector housing is pressed toward a mating surface of a circuit board, pairs of the terminal contact portions move transversely along the circuit board common mating surface transversely to the connector housing longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,367,279

PUSHER PIN HAVING A NON-ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE PORTION

XILINX, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A pusher pin comprising:a first plunger member having a first end and an exposed second end;
a second plunger member having a first end and an exposed second end, the second plunger member movable relative to the first plunger member, the exposed second ends of the first and second plunger members defining a length of the pusher pin; and
a spring disposed between the first ends of the first and second plunger members, the spring biasing the exposed second end of the first plunger member away from the exposed second end of the second plunger member, wherein an electrically insulative path is defined between the exposed second end of the first plunger member and the exposed second end of the second plunger member through the pusher pin.

US Pat. No. 10,367,274

BODY CLAMP CONNECTOR

PERFECTVISION MANUFACTURI...

1. A connector is a male coaxial connector comprising:a post that is hollow interengages a fastener and a body, the post, fastener and body in coaxial arrangement;
an annular space between the body and the post;
the annular space for receiving a coaxial cable ground conductor;
a shoe moveable in a body sidewall window; and,
the shoe for urging the coaxial cable ground conductor toward the post;
wherein an end cap slidably engages the body and movement of the end cap toward the fastener moves the shoe toward the post with the coaxial cable ground conductor therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,367,273

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SEALING ELECTRICAL TERMINALS

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A system for sealing an electrical terminal, comprising:(a) a device for sealing a plurality of electrical wires to a wire attachment portion of an electrical terminal, wherein the device further includes:
(i) a shrinkable tubing having a predetermined length, wherein the shrinkable tubing has been placed over the plurality of electrical wires such that one end thereof extends over the wire attachment portion of the electrical terminal;
(ii) a sealant/adhesive, placed within the shrinkable tubing, the sealant/adhesive having a first portion proximate to an edge of the shrinkable tubing;
(iii) the sealant/adhesive having a strip of high viscosity sealant/adhesive proximate a strip of low viscosity sealant/adhesive;
(b) wherein upon an application of heat to the device after installation of the device over the electrical terminal, the shrinkable tubing starts to recover, the first portion of the sealant/adhesive flows and seals free ends of the plurality of electrical wires to seal the free ends of the electrical wires.

US Pat. No. 10,367,272

SPRING-LOADED CLAMPING CONNECTION

WAGO Verwaltungsgesellsch...

1. A spring-loaded terminal for clamping an electrical conductor, the spring-loaded terminal comprising:at least one clamping spring for clamping the electrical conductor onto the spring-loaded terminal; and
at least one pivotable operating lever for operating the clamping spring,
wherein the operating lever is movable back and forth between an open position, in which a conductor clamping point formed with the clamping spring is open, and a closed position, in which the clamping point is closed, and
wherein the spring-loaded terminal has an operating element that is adapted to be operated by the pivotable operating lever and that is designed as a tension member mounted so as to be essentially linearly movable, through which the clamping point is opened via a tensile force acting on the clamping spring when the operating lever is pivoted into the open position.

US Pat. No. 10,367,271

TERMINAL BLOCK WITH LATERAL ELASTIC HANDLES

DINKLE ENTERPRISE CO., LT...

1. A terminal block with lateral elastic handles for inserting at least one cable, comprisingan insulation base (10) having at least one accommodating space (100), and an insertion opening (101), an exit opening (102) and a side opening (103) communicated with the accommodating space (100); the insertion opening (101) and the exit opening (102) disposed at opposite sides of the insulation base (10); the side opening (103) located at an outer surface of the insulation base (10) between the insertion opening (101) and the exit opening (102);
at least one conducting terminal structure (20) disposed in the insulation base (10), the conducting terminal structure (20) comprising a first conductive sheet (21) and a second conductive sheet (22) connected to the first conductive sheet (21); the first conductive sheet (21) and the second conductive sheet (22) disposed oppositely and formed with an insertion space (200) adjacent to the exit opening (102) for inserting the cable (2), and the first conductive sheet (21) extended with a stopping plate (211) adjacent to the insertion opening (101);
at least one spring plate (30) comprising an abutting section (31), and one end of the abutting section (31) abutted against the stopping plate (211) elastically; and
at least one elastic handle (40) comprising a clamping portion (41) and a resilience arm (42) connected with the clamping portion (41); the resilience arm (42) fixed to the insulation base (10), and the clamping portion (41) movably disposed at the side opening (103) and being capable of pressing the abutting section (31).

US Pat. No. 10,367,270

VEHICLE WIRE HARNESS

Intelligent Technologies ...

1. An electrical system for a vehicle that provides power and communications to vehicular devices, comprising:an electrical bus comprising a plurality of elongate wires;
a plurality of connector assemblies situated at different locations along said wires, each of said connector assemblies including
a splice housing defining an inlet for said wires and an outlet for said wires and said wires passing from said inlet to said outlet through said splice housing without being interrupted or terminated in said splice housing,
at least one electrically conductive unit arranged in said splice housing, each of said at least one electrically conductive unit having a first portion in contact with a respective one of said wires and a second portion exposed to an exterior of said splice housing, and
a connector attached to said splice housing and electrically connected to said second exposed portion of said at least one electrically conductive unit,
a respective electrical conduit attached at one end region to each connector of said connector assemblies; and
a respective cluster control unit attached to an opposite end region of each of said electrical conduits, each of said cluster control units being electrically coupled to a plurality of the vehicular devices which are assigned unique identification codes,
each cluster control unit including a microprocessor that determines whether signals on said bus are directed to one of the plurality of vehicular devices coupled to said cluster control unit by recognizing an identification code including in the signals and assigned to one of the vehicular devices coupled to said cluster control unit, and
said microprocessor only directing signals from said bus to one of the plurality of vehicular devices coupled to said cluster control unit in which said microprocessor is included when said microprocessor determines that signals on said bus are directed to that one of the plurality of vehicular devices coupled to said cluster control unit,
whereby at least one of power and communications are provided to the vehicular devices by a power source and communications source connected to said bus.

US Pat. No. 10,367,269

COMBINED ANTENNA APERTURES ALLOWING SIMULTANEOUS MULTIPLE ANTENNA FUNCTIONALITY

KYMETA CORPORATION, Redm...

1. An antenna comprising:a single physical antenna aperture having at least two spatially interleaved antenna sub-arrays of surface scattering antenna elements; and
a controller coupled to control each of the antenna sub-arrays by providing voltages to the surface scattering antenna elements of the sub-arrays to operate the antenna sub-arrays independently and simultaneously at different frequencies, the voltages to tune the surface scattering antenna elements to provide a desired scattering at a given frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,367,268

LEAKY-WAVE ANTENNA

Denki Kogyo Company, Limi...

1. A leaky-wave antenna comprising as an element unit, a CRLH transmission line configured by multiply connecting CRLH unit cells in a periodic fashion between one ends and the opposite ends of two parallel lines,wherein the unit cells each has a left-handed series capacitor on each of the two parallel lines and has a left-handed parallel inductor between the two parallel lines, and
when power is fed to the two parallel lines, the two parallel lines and the series capacitor serve to emit a vertical polarization component and also, the parallel inductor and a conductor between the two parallel lines serve to emit a horizontal polarization component.

US Pat. No. 10,367,266

MULTI-ANTENNA COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A multi-antenna communication device, comprising:a grounding conductor plane separating along a normal direction thereof a first side space and a second side space opposite to the first side space and including a first edge; and
a four-antenna array located at the first edge and having an overall maximum array length extending along the first edge, the four-antenna array including:
a first antenna located in the first side space including a first feeding conductor line, a first grounding conductor line, and a first radiating conductor portion electrically connected with a first signal source via the first feeding conductor line and electrically connected with the first edge via the first grounding conductor line, forming a first loop path and generating at least one first resonant mode, the first radiating conductor portion having a first projection line segment at the first edge;
a second antenna located in the first side space including a second feeding conductor line, a second grounding conductor line, and a second radiating conductor portion electrically connected with a second signal source via the second feeding conductor line and electrically connected with the first edge via the second grounding conductor line, forming a second loop path and generating at least one second resonant mode, the second radiating conductor portion having a second projection line segment at the first edge;
a third antenna located in the second side space including a third feeding conductor line, a third grounding conductor line, and a third radiating conductor portion electrically connected with a third signal source via the third feeding conductor line and electrically connected with the first edge via the third grounding conductor line, forming a third loop path and generating at least one third resonant mode, the third radiating conductor portion having a third projection line segment at the first edge; and
a fourth antenna located in the second side space including a fourth feeding conductor line, a fourth grounding conductor line, and a fourth radiating conductor portion electrically connected with a fourth signal source via the fourth feeding conductor line and electrically connected with the first edge via the fourth grounding conductor line, forming a fourth loop path and generating at least one fourth resonant mode, the fourth radiating conductor portion having a fourth projection line segment on the first edge,
wherein the first projection line segment and the third projection line segment are partially overlapped, the second projection line segment and the fourth projection line segment are partially overlapped, the first, second, third, and fourth resonant modes cover at least one identical first communication band, and the overall maximum array length of the four-antenna array along the first edge is between 0.25 wavelength and 0.49 wavelength of a lowest operating frequency of the first communication band.

US Pat. No. 10,367,262

ARCHITECTURES AND METHODS FOR NOVEL ANTENNA RADIATION OPTIMIZATION VIA FEED REPOSITIONING

SPATIAL DIGITAL SYSTEMS, ...

1. An antenna system comprising:multiple antenna elements;
and multiple beam forming networks configured to optimize produced radiation patterns for both receiving and transmission functions by spatial re-positioning of said antenna elements relative to each other via an iterative optimization processing to meet multiple constraints to said radiation patterns for said both receiving and transmission functions concurrently.

US Pat. No. 10,367,261

BASE STATION ANTENNAS WITH REMOTELY RECONFIGURABLE ELECTRONIC DOWNTILT CONTROL PATHS AND RELATED METHODS OF RECONFIGURING SUCH ANTENNAS

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A method of configuring a base station antenna, the method, comprising:using an Antenna Interface Standards Group (AISG) 2.0 command to transmit reconfiguration data to a controller of the antenna from a remote location; and
reconfiguring connections between a plurality of remote electronic tilt (RET) units that are mounted within the antenna and a plurality of control ports of the antenna in response to receipt of the reconfiguration data.

US Pat. No. 10,367,255

COLLIMATED TRANSVERSE ELECTRIC MODE CAVITY ANTENNA ASSEMBLY

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. An apparatus comprising:an antenna assembly defining an upper cavity with an aperture, the antenna assembly further defining a lower cavity coupled to the upper cavity via a channel along a linear edge of the antenna assembly, wherein the antenna assembly comprises a reflective element within the lower cavity having a concave parabolic contour; and
an array assembly positioned in the aperture and comprising an array of passive elements;
wherein the reflective element transforms a divergent radio frequency (RF) beam directed toward the concave parabolic contour within the lower cavity into a collimated RF beam propagating within the lower cavity and into the upper cavity via the channel; and
wherein the array of passive elements radiates a transmitted RF beam from the aperture in response to the collimated RF beam in the upper cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,367,253

WIDEBAND BOWTIE ANTENNA INCLUDING PASSIVE MIXER

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A passive difference-frequency tag comprising:a first antenna on a substrate, the first antenna having a first frequency band, the first antenna having a first shape of a first bowtie with first rounded end caps and first ends opposed to each other;
a second antenna on the substrate inside the first antenna, the second antenna having a second frequency band higher than the first antenna frequency band, the second antenna having a second shape of a second bowtie with second rounded end caps and second ends opposed to each other, and wherein a combination of the first antenna and the second antenna forms a plurality of multi-band antennas with a shared axis of symmetry; and
a diode assembly on the substrate, and connected to the first ends of the first antenna and to the second ends of the second antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,367,250

ANTENNA STRUCTURE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a housing forming an appearance of the electronic device; and
an antenna radiator disposed in an internal space formed by the housing,
wherein an opening is formed in the housing and is spaced a distance apart from a position corresponding to the antenna radiator,
wherein the opening comprises:
a first portion configured to:
align with a length direction of the antenna radiator at a position corresponding to the antenna radiator, and
penetrate the housing in a thickness direction; and
a second portion connected to the first portion, the second portion being configured to:
form a specified angle with respect to the length direction of the antenna radiator, and
penetrate the housing in the thickness direction,
wherein at least a portion of the housing, which surrounds the opening, comprises a conductive member, and
wherein at least a portion of a circumference of the opening comprises an electrical open curve.

US Pat. No. 10,367,246

EASYLY DEPLOYABLE PHASED ANTENNA FOR A SPACECRAFT AND SYSTEM OF SUCH ANTENNAS

VILNIUS UNIVERSITY, Viln...

1. A self-deploying antenna for spacecraft, comprising:at least one pair of transversal members, each of the transversal members of the at least one pair of transversal members being made of a first self-straightening metal strip;
a mounting chamber for mounting the antenna to the spacecraft, wherein each of the transversal members of the at least one pair of transversal members have a first end and an opposite second end, the first end attached to the mounting chamber and the second end being free; and
a plurality of monopole electric vibrators made of a second self-straightening metal strip and attached to the transversal members of the at least one pair of transversal members,
wherein a first joint angle between one transversal member of the at least one pair of transversal members and at least one of said monopole electric vibrators is close to zero when the antenna is in un-deployed transportation state, and a second joint angle between another transversal member of the at least one pair of transversal members and at least one monopole electric vibrator associated with said another transversal member is close to zero when the antenna is in the un-deployed transportation state,
the first joint angle between the one transversal member and the at least one monopole electric vibrator associated with said one transversal member is greater than zero when the antenna is in a deployed state, and the second joint angle between the another transversal member and the at least one monopole electric vibrator associated with said another transversal member is greater than zero when the antenna is in deployed state, and
wherein monopole electric vibrators associated with said one transversal member and monopole electric vibrators associated with said another transversal member are configured to unbend in different direction respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,367,245

ASSEMBLY OF REFLECTORS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC ANTENNAE

ArianeGroup SAS, Paris (...

1. An assembly comprising:at least two reflectors for electromagnetic antennas, said reflectors being in the form of shells and said shells being supported by a common support, wherein:
said shells are made of a fibre-resin composite material;
said common support is a tubular structure comprising tube portions which are made of fibre-resin composite material and are joined to one another; and
said shells are individually attached to said tubular structure by spacer lugs.

US Pat. No. 10,367,244

USE OF ELECTRICAL POWER MULTIPLICATION FOR POWER SMOOTHING IN POWER DISTRIBUTION

CPG Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A system for power smoothing in power distribution, comprising:a power multiplying network comprising a multiply-connected, velocity inhibiting circuit constructed from a number of lumped-elements; and
wherein the power multiplying network is coupled to a power distribution network, the power multiplying network being configured to store power from and supply power to the power distribution network.

US Pat. No. 10,367,243

MINIATURE LTCC COUPLED STRIPLINE RESONATOR FILTERS FOR DIGITAL RECEIVERS

BAE Systems Information a...

1. A low temperature co-fired ceramic stripline resonator filter comprising:a first layer configured as a ground layer comprising a metal;
a second layer comprising a dielectric material;
a third layer configured as a conductor layer comprising the metal and the dielectric material, the metal comprising a plurality of resonators comprising a first half of a stripline resonator pair arranged with an interdigital topology;
a fourth layer comprising the dielectric material;
a fifth layer configured as a conductor layer comprising the metal and the dielectric material, the metal comprising a plurality of resonators comprising a second half of the stripline resonator pair arranged with an interdigital topology;
a sixth layer comprising the dielectric material;
a seventh layer configured as a ground layer comprising the metal;
wherein the first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh layers are assembled to form the stripline filter having a width, a length, a thickness, a first end and a second end, and a first side and a second side;
a narrowband filter transformer loading structure launches an input and an output to a first and a second resonator of the stripline resonator pair, respectively;
a plurality of perimeter through plated vias being spaced apart along the length of the first side and along the length of the second side of the stripline filter and extending through the stripline filter from the first layer to the seventh layer creating a series of electric walls to contain electromagnetic fields inside the stripline filter; and
a plurality of through plated vias located between adjacent resonators of the stripline resonator pair and extending through the stripline filter from the first layer to the seventh layer to create a series of further electric walls thereby reducing the coupling between the adjacent resonators thereby forming a narrowband filter with a bandwidth of about 0.3 GHz to less than 1 GHz.

US Pat. No. 10,367,242

IMMERSIBLE GASEOUS OXIDANT CATHODE FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL SYSTEM

NANTENERGY, INC., Scotts...

1. An oxidant reduction electrode module for immersion into an ionically conductive medium of an electrochemical cell, the oxidant reduction electrode module comprising:a housing configured to define a gaseous oxidant receiving space therein;
an oxidant reduction electrode having an oxidant facing side and an ionically conductive medium facing side, the oxidant reduction electrode mounted to said housing such that the oxidant reduction electrode defines a boundary wall for the gaseous oxidant receiving space, with the oxidant facing side facing inwardly to the gaseous oxidant receiving space and the ionically conductive medium facing side facing outwardly for exposure to the ionically conductive medium;
a gaseous oxidant inlet and a gaseous oxidant outlet coupled by a gaseous oxidant channel extending through the gaseous oxidant receiving space; and
one or more support members positioned within the gaseous oxidant receiving space, configured to prevent deformation of the oxidant reduction electrode into the gaseous oxidant receiving space when the oxidant reduction electrode is immersed into the ionically conductive medium, and direct a flow of gaseous oxidant within the gaseous oxidant channel from the gaseous oxidant inlet to the gaseous oxidant outlet; and
wherein an oxidant is allowed into the gaseous oxidant receiving space via the gaseous oxidant inlet, the oxidant reduction electrode being configured to absorb the gaseous oxidant via the oxidant facing side and reduce the gaseous oxidant during discharge of the electrochemical cell.

US Pat. No. 10,367,241

RECEIVING DEVICE FOR RECEIVING AT LEAST ONE ENERGY STORAGE COMPONENT

AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...

1. A receiving device for receiving at least one energy storage component, said receiving device comprising:at least one receiving part, which delimits at least regions of a receiving space; and
a coolant channel structure formed in the surface of the receiving part at least in regions of the surface, said coolant channel structure comprising at least one coolant channel extending meander-shaped in a symmetrical arrangement such that coolant flows through the at least one coolant channel in opposite directions, and communicating with at least one coolant inlet and with at least one coolant outlet both arranged at a centered position relative to a longitudinal axis of the at least one receiving part,
wherein the receiving device and the at least one receiving part share a common base area with a trough-shape, said trough-shape formed by borders which protrude perpendicularly from the base area of the receiving part such that the base area and borders define a volume of the receiving space delimited by the receiving part, wherein the borders are separate from the coolant channel structure.

US Pat. No. 10,367,240

BATTERY MODULE

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A battery module, comprising:a plurality of pouch-type secondary batteries standing in a vertical direction and arranged in a right and left direction;
a plurality of cartridges configured to accommodate the pouch-type secondary batteries in an inner space thereof and stacked in a right and left direction;
a cooling plate made of a thermally-conductive material and disposed at a lower portion of the cartridges so that the cartridges are placed thereon, the cooling plate having an upper surface which is at least partially adhered and fixed to the cartridges by means of an adhesive; and
a plurality of cooling fins, each cooling fin being disposed to contact a surface of a respective secondary battery, and each cooling fin having a lower end contacting the cooling plate at a respective contacting surface,
wherein the plurality of cooling fins includes two adjacent cooling fins that abut against one another with the lower ends of the two adjacent cooling fins forming a shape that corresponds to a shape of the cooling plate at the entirety of the respective contacting surface and that corresponds to a shape of a lower portion of the cartridges, each cartridge being located between a respective battery and an entirety of the lower end of the respective cooling fin,
wherein the cooling plate has a convex portion formed at an upper surface thereof in an upper direction, and
wherein each cartridge has a concave portion formed at the lower portion thereof that has a shape corresponding to the convex portion of the cooling plate.

US Pat. No. 10,367,239

INTEGRAL BATTERY TEMPERATURE CONTROL SYSTEM

Elite Power Holdings LLC,...

1. An integral battery heating system comprising:a) a battery controller;
b) a battery unit comprising a plurality of battery cells, said battery unit comprising:
i) a battery housing;
ii) a positive terminal;
iii) a negative terminal;
iv) a positive electrode electrically coupled with the positive terminal and extending into the battery housing;
v) a negative electrode electrically coupled with the negative terminal and extending into the battery housing;
vi) a separator between the positive and negative electrodes; and
vii) electrolyte within the housing;
c) wherein each of the plurality of cells comprises a battery temperature control system comprising:
i) a battery temperature sensor directly coupled to first terminal of each of the plurality of battery cells that measures a temperature of a first terminal, one of said positive or negative terminals and communicates the temperature of the first terminal to the battery controller;
ii) a heating device directly coupled to and in contact with a second terminal of each of the battery cells, wherein the second terminal is the other of the positive or negative terminals;
iii) a discharge circuit that provides a current flow to the heating device to heat the second terminal;
wherein when the temperature of the first terminal drops below a lower threshold temperature value the battery control system initiates current flow from the discharge circuit to the heating device to heat the heating device and the second terminal; and
wherein when the temperature of the first terminal rises above an upper threshold temperature value, the battery controller stops the current flow to the discharge circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,367,238

SPACE EFFICIENT BATTERY PACK DESIGNS

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A battery pack, comprising:a first side oriented battery assembly;
a second side oriented battery assembly;
a vent chamber arranged between said first side oriented battery assembly and said second side oriented battery assembly; and
a heat exchanger device positioned axially between one of said first side oriented battery assembly and said second side oriented battery assembly and a third side oriented battery assembly,
wherein said heat exchanger device extends along a first longitudinal axis that is parallel to a second longitudinal axis of said vent chamber,
wherein said vent chamber is an enclosed space established by a top plate, a bottom plate, and two end plates,
wherein said top plate and said bottom plate rest against ledge strips that are attached to said first side oriented battery assembly or said second side oriented battery assembly,
wherein said top plate is contiguous with an enclosure lid and said bottom plate is contiguous with an enclosure base.

US Pat. No. 10,367,236

ANODE, CELL, AND METHOD OF STABILIZING AN ANODE FOR USE IN A LITHIUM ION ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL

OneD Material LLC, Palo ...

1. A method for conditioning an anode electrode in an electrochemical cell, the method comprising:providing an electrochemical cell comprising a silicon-comprising anode electrode, a cathode electrode, an electrolyte, and at least one micro-reference electrode, wherein the cathode electrode over anode electrode capacity ratio is between 1 and 1.3;
conditioning the anode electrode in the electrochemical cell in a half cell mode by passing a current between the anode electrode and the cathode electrode while controlling the potential between the anode electrode and the at least one micro-reference electrode to avoid Li plating until the anode electrode reaches a stabilized state; and
switching the electrochemical cell to a regular full cell mode and applying a CC-CV charging/CC discharging protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,367,235

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REAL-TIME PARAMETER ESTIMATION OF A RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

CPS Technology Holdings L...

1. A battery system, comprising:a battery configured to be coupled to an electrical system;
one or more sensors configured to measure battery parameters during operation of the battery; and
a control module communicatively coupled to the one or more sensors, wherein the control module is configured to:
determine a first Kalman filter based at least in part on an equivalent circuit model of the battery that describes relationship between the battery parameters and model parameters, wherein:
the model parameters comprise an open circuit voltage of the battery, a current path resistance of the battery, and a charge transfer resistance of the battery; and
the first Kalman is configured to implement the open circuit voltage of the battery as a time-varying parameter, the current path resistance of the battery as a first time invariant parameter, and the charge transfer resistance of the battery as a second time invariant parameter;
execute the first Kalman filter based on a first set of a plurality of battery parameter sets to determine a first estimated model parameter, wherein the first estimated model parameter comprises a first estimated open circuit voltage of the battery, a first estimated current path resistance of the battery, or a first estimated charge transfer resistance of the battery;
determine a first model parameter based at least in part on convergence of a plurality of estimated model parameters each determined based on a different set of the plurality of battery parameter sets; and
control charging, discharging, or both of the battery based at least in part on the first model parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,367,233

BIOMEDICAL ENERGIZATION ELEMENTS WITH POLYMER ELECTROLYTES AND CAVITY STRUCTURES

1. A method of manufacturing a battery comprising:obtaining a cathode collector film, wherein the cathode contact film comprises titanium;
coating the cathode collector film with a carbon coating;
obtaining a first laminate layer, wherein the first laminate layer comprises a first body and at least a first release layer and pressure sensitive adhesive upon surfaces of the body;
cutting a hole in the first laminate layer;
adhering the cathode collector film with the carbon coating to the first laminate layer, wherein the hole in the first laminate layer and the cathode collector film with carbon coating create a first cavity;
depositing a transition metal oxide slurry into the first cavity and upon the carbon coating;
drying the transition metal oxide deposit;
obtaining a second laminate layer, wherein the second laminate layer comprises a second body and at least a second release layer and pressure sensitive adhesive upon surfaces of the second body;
cutting a hole in the second laminate layer;
adhering a metal foil to the second laminate layer, wherein the hole in the second laminate layer and the metal foil create a second cavity;
depositing a polymer electrolyte comprising ionic constituents into the second cavity;
drying the polymer electrolyte;
laminating the first laminate layer to the second laminate layer, wherein the first cavity and the second cavity align at least in a respective portion and the polymer electrolyte and the transition metal oxide deposit are laminated together;
cutting material from the laminate layers in a region peripheral to the first cavity and the second cavity;
encapsulating the metal foil, polymer electrolyte, transition metal oxide deposit, cathode collector, first laminate layer and second laminate layer in a biocompatible encapsulating film; and
singulating a battery element from the encapsulated metal foil, polymer electrolyte, transition metal oxide deposit, and cathode collector in a biocompatible encapsulating film.

US Pat. No. 10,367,229

PHOSPHORANIMINE COMPOUNDS, ELECTROLYTE SOLUTIONS INCLUDING A PHOSPHORANIMINE COMPOUND, AND ENERGY STORAGE DEVICES INCLUDING SAME

Battelle Energy Alliance,...

1. A phosphoranimine compound comprising a cationic portion bonded to a nitrogen atom of the phosphoranimine compound, a phosphorus atom bonded to the nitrogen atom, pendant groups bonded to the phosphorus atom, and a counterion, the cationic portion comprising an imidazolinium group, an imidazolium group, a phosphonium group, an ammonium group, a sulfonium group, a triazolium group, a thiazolium group, a pyridium group, a pyridinium group, an isoquinolinium group, a pyrrolidinium group, a pyrrolium group, a piperidinium group, or a pyrazolium group.

US Pat. No. 10,367,228

DIESTER-BASED POLYMER ELECTROLYTES FOR HIGH VOLTAGE LITHIUM ION BATTERIES

Seeo, Inc., Hayward, CA ...

1. A polymer, comprising:a diester-based polymer structure:

wherein b is an integer that ranges from 4 to 6; and
n is an integer that ranges from 1 to 1000.

US Pat. No. 10,367,226

NA BASED SECONDARY BATTERY

SK INNOVATION CO., LTD., ...

1. A Na based secondary battery comprising:an anode containing sodium or a sodium alloy;
a cathode containing metal halide, wherein the metal halide comprises sodium metal halide and a halide of at least one metal selected from a group consisting of transition metals, and Groups 12 to 14 metals, a solvent dissolving the metal halide, anda sodium ion conductive solid electrolyte separating the cathode and the anode from each other,wherein the secondary battery is charged by a charge reaction according to the following Reaction Formula 1 and discharged by a discharge reaction according the following Reaction Formula 2
mNaX+M?mNa+MXm  (Reaction Formula 1)
mNaX+M?mNa+MXm  (Reaction Formula 2)
wherein M is at least one metal selected from a group consisting of a group consisting of the transition metals and Groups 12 to 14 metals, X is a halogen atom, and m is a natural number of 1 to 4,
in which sodium halide (NaX) and metal halide (MXm) of Reaction Formula 1 and 2 are dissolved by the solvent at the time of charging and discharging; andthe cathode further comprises excess NaX (naq)(con) wherein the halide ion X is the same or different from the halide ion of Reaction Formula 1 or 2, andwherein (naq) means the NaX is dissolved in the solvent, and (con) means the NaX does not participate in the charge and discharge reaction of Formulas 1 and 2.

US Pat. No. 10,367,224

BATTERY WITH MULTIPLE JELLY ROLLS IN A SINGLE POUCH

Apple Inc. Cupertino, , C...

1. A battery pack, comprising:a plurality of jelly rolls, wherein each jelly roll of the plurality of jelly rolls comprises wound layers of a cathode with an active coating, a separator, and an anode with an active coating;
a pouch enclosing the plurality of jelly rolls;
a first set of conductive tabs,
wherein a first end of each conductive tab of the first set of conductive tabs is coupled to the cathode of each jelly roll of the plurality of jelly rolls, and
wherein a second end of each conductive tab of the first set of conductive tabs extends through the pouch; and
a second set of conductive tabs,
wherein a first end of each conductive tab of the second set of conductive tabs is coupled to the anode of each jelly roll of the plurality of jelly rolls, and
wherein a second end of each conductive tab of the second set of conductive tabs extends through the pouch.

US Pat. No. 10,367,222

MATERIALS FOR FLOW BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE AND METHODS OF USING

Alliance for Sustainable ...

1. A catholyte mixture comprising:a mediator having a first redox potential;
an cathode material having a second redox potential that is less than the first redox potential; and
a cation, wherein:
the cathode material is in a form comprising a solid particulate,
the cathode material has a first condition comprising a first oxidation state, where the cation is intercalated within the cathode material,
the cathode material has a second condition comprising a second oxidation state that is higher than the first oxidation state, where the cathode material is substantially free of the cation,
the mediator has a first condition comprising a third oxidation state and a second condition comprising a fourth oxidation state that is higher than the third oxidation state,
the cathode material is capable of being reversibly cycled between the first condition of the cathode material and the second condition of the cathode material, and
the mediator is capable of being reversibly cycled between its first condition and its second condition.

US Pat. No. 10,367,216

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING ENERGY SUPPLY IN FUEL CELL VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A method of controlling energy supply in a fuel cell vehicle, comprising steps of:storing an output current of a fuel cell as a pre-limited current when a cell voltage ratio, which is obtained by dividing a minimum cell voltage by an average cell voltage, reaches a minimum cell voltage ratio;
monitoring the cell voltage ratio;
setting a limited output current of the fuel cell as the pre-limited current when the cell voltage ratio reaches a hazard cell voltage ratio;
connecting first and second high-voltage batteries to a main bus terminal in parallel when the cell voltage ratio reaches the hazard cell voltage ratio; and
outputting a supplementary current from the second high-voltage battery by an insufficient amount of the output current of the fuel cell for the pre-limited current when the output current of the fuel cell reaches a predetermined range of the limited output current that is set as the pre-limited current.

US Pat. No. 10,367,215

FUEL CELL SYSTEM WITH VARIABLE AUXILIARY BUS VOLTAGE AND METHOD OF OPERATING THEREOF

BLOOM ENERGY CORPORATION,...

1. A method of operating a fuel cell system comprising a plurality of fuel cells and a plurality of auxiliary components located in at least one cabinet, comprising:monitoring, by a control unit, a parameter of the fuel cell system;
determining whether the parameter has violated a threshold;
in response to determining that the parameter has violated the threshold, varying an auxiliary bus voltage by a first amount, a common auxiliary bus connected to each of the auxiliary components such that each of the auxiliary components experiences the variation in auxiliary bus voltage, the auxiliary components including a fan and at least one of an electronic circuit, a glow plug, a blower, a thawing heater, a pump or a valve;
determining whether the auxiliary bus voltage has reached a voltage limit, the voltage limit preventing overloading of one of the auxiliary components; and
varying the auxiliary bus voltage to the plurality of auxiliary components by a second amount in response to determining that the auxiliary bus voltage has not reached the voltage limit.

US Pat. No. 10,367,214

FUEL CELL SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD FOR FUEL CELL SYSTEM

NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., ...

1. A fuel cell system that supplies an anode gas and a cathode gas to a fuel cell to cause the fuel cell to generate an electricity, the fuel cell system comprising:a high pressure tank that stores the anode gas in a high pressure, the anode gas being supplied to the fuel cell;
an anode gas supply passage configured to supply the anode gas to the fuel cell from the high pressure tank;
an anode pressure control valve disposed on the anode gas supply passage, the anode pressure control valve adjusting an anode gas pressure of the fuel cell;
an anode gas valve disposed between the high pressure tank and the anode pressure control valve, the anode gas valve adjusting a source pressure of the anode pressure control valve; and
a controller programmed to control to open and close the anode pressure control valve and the anode gas valve on the basis of an operating state of the fuel cell system, wherein
the controller is programmed to control the anode pressure control valve and then close the anode pressure control valve after the controller closes the anode gas valve such that a first pipe pressure becomes less than a predetermined pressure before the fuel cell system is stopped, the first pipe pressure being a pressure inside a first pipe between the anode gas valve and the anode pressure control valve in the anode gas supply passage,
the controller is programmed to open the anode pressure control valve at an activation of the fuel cell system, and
the predetermined pressure is smaller than a pressure that degrades a durability of the fuel cell at the activation of the fuel cell system.

US Pat. No. 10,367,212

FUEL CELL SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD FOR FUEL CELL SYSTEM

NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., ...

1. A fuel cell system for supplying anode gas and cathode gas to a fuel cell and causing the fuel cell to generate power according to a load, comprising:a supply passage configured to supply the anode gas to the fuel cell;
a pressure control valve provided in the supply passage, the pressure control valve being configured to adjust a pressure of the anode gas supplied to the fuel cell;
a discharge passage configured to discharge the anode gas from the fuel cell;
an ejector provided in the supply passage, the ejector being configured to suck the anode gas discharged to the discharge passage and circulate the anode gas to the fuel cell using the anode gas supplied from the pressure control valve; and
a controller configured to control the pressure control valve such that the pressure of the anode gas supplied to the fuel cell via the ejector is larger than a predetermined pressure to pulsate the pressure of the anode gas.

US Pat. No. 10,367,211

METHOD FOR MANAGING ION FILTER OF FUEL CELL VEHICLE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A method for monitoring an ion filter of a fuel cell vehicle, the method comprising steps of:measuring a differential pressure between ends of the ion filter by using pressure sensors disposed at respective ends of the ion filter;
calculating a change of the differential pressure according to a coolant flow at the ion filter; and
determining leakage of an ion resin of the ion filter or a replacement time of a cartridge having the ion resin therein using the differential pressure or the change of the differential pressure,
wherein the step of measuring the differential pressure includes measuring a difference between a pressure of a coolant inflow end and a pressure of a coolant output end of the ion filter,
wherein the step of determining includes:
determining whether the ion resin is leaked by comparing the change of the differential pressure with a predetermined decrease ratio of the differential pressure; and
determining the replacement time by comparing the differential pressure with a differential pressure according to predetermined mapping data of an operation speed of a coolant pump and the coolant flow at the ion filter, and
wherein the method further comprises a step of, before the step of measuring the differential pressure, setting a value of the differential pressure according to the predetermined mapping data.

US Pat. No. 10,367,207

FUEL CELL STACK INCLUDING A PLURALITY OF FUEL CELLS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER ...

1. A fuel cell stack, comprising:a plurality of fuel cells in which a fuel electrode, a solid oxide electrolyte, and an air electrode are sequentially laminated;
an interconnector that electrically connects the fuel cells which are adjacent to each other; and
an interconnector connecting layer that is interposed directly between the air electrode and the interconnector,
wherein the interconnector connecting layer is formed from a material, which is expressed by a composition formula of (La1-x-ySrxCay)zMnO3-A ppm SiO2-D ppm MgO (provided that, 0

US Pat. No. 10,367,201

NEGATIVE ELECTRODE INCLUDING A POLYMERIC SINGLE-ION CONDUCTOR COATING

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

8. An electrochemical cell, comprising:a positive electrode; and
a negative electrode consisting essentially of:
a metal substrate selected from the group consisting of lithium, sodium, and zinc; and
a polymeric single-ion conductor coating formed on a surface of the metal substrate, the polymeric single-ion conductor coating formed of a polymeric metal salt having a polymeric backbone and pendent metal salt groups attached to the polymeric backbone;
wherein the polymeric single-ion conductor coating faces the positive electrode and the polymeric backbone is selected from the group consisting of polyolefin, polyvinylidene fluoride, polyethylene oxide, polyimide, and co-polymers thereof, and the pendent metal salt groups are attached directly to one of the polyolefin, polyvinylidene fluoride, polyethylene oxide, and polyimide, and
wherein the polymeric single-ion conductor coating has a comb-like structure where the polymeric backbone extends across the surface and the pendent metal salt groups are attached to the polymeric backbone so as to extend outward and away from the surface at a predetermined position.

US Pat. No. 10,367,198

NEGATIVE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR ELECTRIC DEVICE

NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., ...

1. A negative electrode active material for a lithium ion secondary battery, comprising: an alloy consisting of Si in a range of greater than or equal to 27% by mass and less than or equal to 52% by mass, Sn in a range of greater than 10% by mass and less than or equal to 40% by mass, V in a range of greater than or equal to 20% by mass and less than or equal to 63% by mass, and inevitable impurities as a residue.