US Pat. No. 10,510,289

OPTIMIZATION METHOD AND DEVICE FOR BRIGHTNESS COMPENSATION

HKC CORPORATION LIMITED, ...

1. An optimization method for brightness compensation, comprising:setting a compensation reference sampling area on a to-be-compensated panel, wherein the to-be-compensated panel has a first resolution, and the first resolution is defined by a plurality of first pixel units of a two-dimensional array;
providing a brightness obtaining apparatus, and photographing, by the brightness obtaining apparatus, the compensation reference sampling area to obtain a sampling frame, wherein the sampling frame comprises a plurality of photographing units, and the pieces of photographing units may correspond to a plurality of first pixel units comprised in the compensation reference sampling area, wherein each photographing unit may correspond to a plurality of first pixel units;
measuring brightness uniformity of all of the photographing units in the sampling frame, selecting one of the photographing units having good brightness uniformity as a sampling and photographing unit, and using brightness of the sampling and photographing unit as a compensation reference value;
applying the compensation reference value according to a specific operation mode to obtain a compensation reference curve;
photographing, by the brightness obtaining apparatus, the to-be-compensated panel to obtain a brightness compensation reference frame, wherein the brightness compensation reference frame comprises a plurality of photographing units;
applying brightness of all photographing units in the brightness compensation reference frame to the compensation reference curve, and calculating a plurality of pieces of brightness compensation data of the first pixel units corresponding to the photographing units; and
performing brightness compensation for the first pixel units according to the pieces of brightness compensation data;
wherein each photographing unit corresponds to 8×8 first pixel units.

US Pat. No. 10,510,058

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING ORDERS

1. A printing system comprising:a printing component configured to print paper-based receipts;
an electroacoustic output component;
a user input device;
a network interface;
one or more processors in communication with the electroacoustic output component and the network interface; and
a memory containing instructions executable by the one or more processors, wherein the instructions comprise:
receiving an identification of a set of one or more products selected by a first user via a device separate from the printing system and received via the network interface,
printing a description of the set of one or more products,
in response to receiving the identification of the set of one or more products, incrementing a value,
decrementing said value in response to receiving, from a second user via the user input device, an acknowledgement that the identification of the set of one or more products has been received, and
emitting, via the electroacoustic output component, a first series of audibly distinguishable signals and a second series of audibly distinguishable signals, wherein the number of signals in the first series and the number of signals in the second series is based on said value.

US Pat. No. 10,509,446

COOLING APPARATUS FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS

COOLER MASTER CO., LTD., ...

1. A cooling apparatus, comprising:a base plate configured to dissipate heat and including a heat exchange unit;
a cover member coupled to the base plate and at least partially enclosing the heat exchange unit, the cover member and the base plate defining a heat exchange chamber that includes the heat exchange unit, the cover member defining a first opening and a second opening, and the cover member being coupled to the base plate such that at least one of the first and second openings is above the heat exchange unit;
a flow guidance plate disposed on a top surface of the cover member and including a bottom surface facing the top surface of the cover member, wherein
the flow guidance plate at least partially defines a first cavity and a second cavity separated from the first cavity, and
the first cavity and the second cavity are defined on the bottom surface of the flow guidance plate; and
a housing disposed on the flow guidance plate.

US Pat. No. 10,508,085

COMPOUNDS AND METHODS FOR IDO AND TDO MODULATION, AND INDICATIONS THEREFOR

Plexxikon Inc., Berkeley...

1. A compound of Formula I(c):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, a solvate, a tautomer, a stereoisomer or a deuterated analog thereof, wherein:
R4, R5 and R6 are each independently H, halogen, alkyl, haloalkyl, —OCH3 optionally substituted with 1-3 halogens, or C3-C6cycloalkyl optionally substituted with 1-3 halogens,
provided that at least one of R4, R5 or R6 is not H;
R7 is one of the following groups (a)-(f):
(a) cycloalkenyl optionally substituted with 1-7 Z1 and optionally substituted with 1 Z4;
(b) heterocycloalkyl substituted with 1-9 Z2 and optionally substituted with 1 Z5;
(c) a bridged heterocyclic ring optionally substituted with 1-5 Z2 and optionally substituted with 1 Z5;
(d) a spiro ring system containing two heterocycloalkyl groups joined by one common spiro carbon atom, wherein the spiro ring system is optionally substituted on its carbon atoms with 1-8 Z3, and wherein the spiro ring system is optionally N-substituted with alkyl, haloalkyl, —CO2-alkyl, —C(O)NR10R11, —SO2NR10R11, —SO2-alkyl, SO2-haloalkyl, or —SO2-cycloalkyl substituted with 1-6 halogens;

each Y is independently H, D, halogen, alkyl, or haloalkyl, or 2 Y groups join together with the carbon atom to which they are attached to form a cycloalkyl optionally substituted with 1-3 halogens;
R8 is H, —CH3, —CFH2, —CF2H or —CF3;
R8b is H, F, Cl, —CH3, —CFH2, —CF2H or —CF3;
R9 is —(CY2)0-3—R12;
or R8 and R9join together with the carbon atom to which they are attached to form one of the following groups (a)-(e):
(a) a cycloalkyl optionally substituted with 1-9 Z2 and optionally substituted with 1 Z5 or 1-2 Z6;
(b) a heterocycloalkyl optionally substituted with 1-9 Z2 and optionally substituted with 1 Z5;
(c) a spiro ring system containing two cycloalkyl groups joined by one common spiro carbon atom, wherein the spiro ring system is optionally substituted with 1-9 Z2 and optionally substituted with 1 Z5 or 1-2 Z6;
(d) a spiro ring system containing one cycloalkyl and one heterocycloalkyl joined by one common spiro carbon atom, wherein the spiro ring system is optionally substituted on its carbon atoms with 1-9 Z3, and wherein the spiro ring system is optionally N-substituted with alkyl, haloalkyl, —CO2-alkyl, —C(O)NR10R11, —SO2NR10R11, —SO2-alkyl, SO2-haloalkyl, or —SO2-cycloalkyl substituted with 1-6 halogens; or
(e) a spiro ring system containing one cycloalkyl and one a bridged ring joined by one common spiro carbon atom, wherein the spiro ring system is optionally substituted with 1-5 Z2 and optionally substituted with 1 Z5;
R10 is H, alkyl, or haloalkyl;
R11 is H, alkyl, haloalkyl, cyanoalkyl, CN, alkynyl, phenyl optionally substituted with 1-4 J3, heteroaryl optionally substituted with 1-4 J3, heterocycloalkyl optionally substituted with 1-4 J3, -alkylene-C(O)—OH, -alkylene-C(O)—NH2, -alkylene-C(O)—N(H)-alkyl, -alkylene-C(O)—N(alkyl)2, alkoxy, -alkylene-C(O)-phenyl optionally substituted with 1-4 J3, —C(O)—O-alkyl, alkylene-C(O)—O-alkyl, hydroxyalkyl, cycloalkyl optionally substituted with 1-4 J3, cycloalkylalkyl optionally substituted with 1-4 J3, -alkylene-phenyl optionally substituted with 1-4 J3, -alkylene-SO2-phenyl optionally substituted with 1-4 J3, -alkylene-SO2-alkyl, -alkylene-NH—SO2—C1-C6 alkyl, alkoxyalkyl, alkoxycarbonyl, alkylcycloalkyl optionally substituted with 1-4 J3, -alkylene-heterocycloalkyl optionally substituted with 1-4 J3, -alkylene-heteroaryl optionally substituted with 1-4 J3, or —C(O)— phenyl optionally substituted with 1-4 J3;
R12 is one of the following groups (a)-(g):
(a) a saturated cycloalkyl optionally substituted with 1-9 Z2 and optionally substituted with 1 Z5 or 1-2 Z6;
(b) an unsaturated cycloalkyl optionally substituted with 1-7 Z2 and optionally substituted with 1 Z5;
(c) a heterocycloalkyl optionally substituted 1-9 Z2 and optionally substituted with 1 Z5;
(d) phenyl optionally substituted with 1-2 Z2;
(e) a bridged ring optionally substituted with 1-5 Z2 and the bridged ring is optionally substituted on a carbon atom with —N(H)(SO)2-alkyl and the bridged ring is optionally N-substituted with alkyl, haloalkyl, —SO2-alkyl, —SO2-haloalkyl; —CO2-alkyl, —C(O)NR10R11, —SO2NR10R11, or —SO2-cycloalkyl substituted with 1-5 halogens;
(f) heteroaryl optionally substituted with 1-2 Z2; or
(g) alkyl optionally substituted with 1-2 G groups;
each G is independently —CF3, C3-6cycloalkyl, CN, NH2, N(H)alkyl, —N(H)C(O)-alkyl, or —N(C1-C6alkyl)2;
J1 is C1-C6alkyl optionally substituted with 1-4 J3, —C1-C6alkylene-C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C6cyanoalkyl, C1-C6hydroxyalkyl, C0-C3 alkylene-C3-C6 cycloalkyl optionally substituted with 1-4 J3, C0-C3 alkylene-phenyl optionally substituted with 1-4 J3, —C0-C3 alkylene-5-6 membered heteroaryl optionally substituted with 1-4 J3, —C0-C3 alkylene-4-6 membered heterocycloalkyl optionally substituted with 1-4 J3;
J2 is H, C1-C6alkyl, or C1-C6haloalkyl;
each J3 is independently halogen, C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6haloalkyl, OH, C1-C6alkoxy optionally substituted with 1-3 halogens, CN, —C0-C3 alkylene-4-6 membered heterocycloalkyl optionally substituted with C1-C3alkyl, —S(O)2—C1-C6alkyl, —NH2, —N(H)—C1-C6alkyl, or —N(C1-C6alkyl)2, provided that when J3 is attached to nitrogen, J3 cannot be halogen, OH, CN, NH2, —N(H)—C1-C6alkyl, or —N(C1-C6alkyl)2;
each Z1 is independently CN, halogen, alkyl, or haloalkyl;
each Z2 is independently —OH, CN, halogen, alkyl, cycloalkyl optionally substituted with 1-3 halogens, hydroxyalkyl, haloalkyl, —NH2, —N(H)alkyl, —N(alkyl)2, alkoxyl optionally substituted with halo or phenyl, 5-6 membered heterocycloalkyl, or 5-6 membered heteroaryl, provided that when Z2 is attached to nitrogen, Z2 cannot be —OH, CN, halogen, alkoxyl, —NH2, —N(H)alkyl, or —N(alkyl)2;
each Z3 is independently CN, halogen, alkyl or haloalkyl;
Z4 is alkoxyalkyl, phenyl optionally substituted with 1-3 halogens, —SO2-alkyl, —SO2-haloalkyl, —SO2-cycloalkyl optionally substituted with 1-6 halogens, —C(O)NR10R11, —SO2NR10R11, —N(H)SO2-alkyl, —N(H)SO2-cycloalkyl optionally substituted with 1-6 halogens, or —N(H)SO2-haloalkyl;
Z5 is alkoxyalkyl, —SO2-alkyl, —CO2-alkyl, —C(O)J1, CO2J2, —C0-C4alkylene-phenyl optionally substituted with 1-4 J3, —C0-C4alkylene-CH(phenyl)2 optionally substituted with 1-4 J3, —C0-C4alkylene-CH(C3-C6cycloalkyl)2 optionally substituted with 1-4 J3, —SO2-haloalkyl, —SO2-cycloalkyl optionally substituted with 1-6 J3, —SO2-heterocycloalkyl optionally substituted with 1-6 J3, —SO2-heteroaryl optionally substituted with 1-6 J3, —SO2-aryl optionally substituted with 1-6 J3, —C(O)NR10R11, —SO2NR10R11, —N(H)SO2-alkyl optionally substituted with 1-6 J3, —N(H)SO2-aryl optionally substituted with 1-6 J3, —N(H)SO2-cycloalkyl optionally substituted with 1-6 J3, —N(H)SO2-heterocyloalkyl optionally substituted with 1-6 J3, —N(H)SO2-heteroaryl optionally substituted with 1-6 J3, —N(H)SO2-haloalkyl, optionally substituted with 1-6 J3, —C(O)—N(H)SO2-alkyl optionally substituted with 1-6 J3, —C(O)—N(H)SO2-aryl optionally substituted with 1-6 J3, —C(O)—N(H)SO2-cycloalkyl optionally substituted with 1-6 J3, —C(O)—N(H)SO2-heterocyloalkyl optionally substituted with 1-6 J3, —C(O)N(H)SO2-heteroaryl optionally substituted with 1-6 J3, —C(O)N(H)SO2-haloalkyl, or —C(NW2)?N—T, provided that when Z5 is attached to nitrogen, Z5 cannot be —N(H)SO2-alkyl, —N(H)SO2-aryl, —N(H)SO2-cycloalkyl, —N(H)SO2-heterocyloalkyl, —N(H)SO2-heteroaryl, or —N(H)SO2-haloalkyl;
each W is independently H, alkyl or haloalkyl;
T is alkyl, haloalkyl, hydroxyalkyl, alkoxy or CN; and
each Z6 is independently halo, alkyl, haloalkyl, CN, OH, cycloalkyl, aryl or heteroaryl, provided that only one Z6 can be OH.

US Pat. No. 10,508,047

ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM FOR BATHING UNITS

Gecko Alliance Group Inc....

1. An ultraviolet (UV) water treatment system for use in treating water in a spa system, the spa system including a receptacle for holding water and a circulation system for removing and returning water from and to the receptacle, said UV water treatment system being configured to be installed in a space under a spa skirt of the spa system, said UV water treatment system comprising:a reactor unit configured to be positioned in fluid communication with the circulation system of the spa system for allowing water from the receptacle to flow through the reactor unit as the circulation system removes and returns water from and to the receptacle, the reactor unit comprising:
a tubular housing having a first end portion and a second end portion;
a first end cap disposed at the first end portion of the housing, the first end cap comprising an inlet for receiving water into the housing;
a second end cap disposed at the second end portion of the housing, the second end cap comprising an outlet for expelling water out of the housing;
a UV light source disposed within the housing and configured to radiate UV light into the housing; and
a plurality of fasteners engaging and extending between the first end cap and the second end cap to secure the first end cap and the second end cap to the reactor unit;
a power unit configured to power the UV light source, the power unit comprising an enclosure disposed at the first end portion of the reactor unit, the power unit enclosure holding:
a socket connectedly receiving the UV light source; and
a ballast connected to the socket, the enclosure of the power unit configured to hold the ballast laterally adjacent to the socket within the enclosure;
a mounting fixture disposed at the first end portion of the tubular housing of the reactor unit between the reactor unit and the power unit enclosure, the mounting fixture being configured for facilitating mounting of the UV water treatment system to the spa system.

US Pat. No. 10,507,864

GEARBOX ASSEMBLY FOR AN ELECTRIC POWER STEERING ASSEMBLY

TRW Limited, Solihull, W...

1. A gearbox assembly for an electric power assisted steering apparatus comprising:a gearbox housing which houses a worm shaft and a gear wheel,
the worm shaft being supported relative to the housing by a main bearing assembly at an end closest to a motor and by a tail bearing assembly at an end furthest from the motor, and the gear wheel being supported by an output shaft having at least one end that provides a take-off from the gearbox assembly,
in which at least the tail bearing assembly is free to move relative to the housing through a limited range of motion that enables the worm shaft to move radially away from an axis of the gear wheel, and
further including a biasing spring that applies a biasing force to the tail bearing assembly that biases the worm shaft into engagement with the gear wheel,
wherein the tail bearing assembly comprises an inner race and an outer race separated by bearing elements, the gearbox assembly further comprising a first guiding surface upon which the outer race is supported, the outer race being able to move by rolling along the first guiding surface when a radial load is applied to the tail bearing assembly by the worm shaft, and further comprising a guide device which contacts both the outer bearing and a second guiding surface, the biasing spring acting upon the tail bearing assembly indirectly by acting upon the guide device which in turn acts upon the bearing assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,512,167

REMOVING UNWANTED FLUX FROM AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGE

Schlage Lock Company LLC,...

1. A surface-mounted integrated circuit (IC) package, comprising: at least one bottom termination component (BTC) including a plurality of lands and a thermal pad, wherein the plurality of lands provides an electrical connection from the BTC and the thermal pad provides heat transfer from the BTC, and wherein the thermal pad includes a plurality of vias configured to remove flux generated from solder applied to the surface-mounted IC as the surface-mounted IC is assembled; and a printed circuit board (PCB) mounted to the BTC and electrically connected to the BTC via the plurality of lands, wherein the PCB receives the heat transfer from the BTC via the thermal pad and includes at least one reservoir, and wherein the at least one reservoir is configured to pull flux positioned between the plurality of lands into the at least one reservoir as the flux is generated from the solder applied to the surface-mounted IC as the BTC is mounted to the PCB and as the surface-mounted IC is assembled, wherein the plurality of vias are positioned in a staggered row and column formation so that each row of vias is not aligned with each immediate adjacent row of vias and each column of vias is not aligned with each immediate column of vias.

US Pat. No. 10,512,161

RESIN SHEET

Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Tok...

1. A resin sheet, comprising:a support; and
a resin composition layer being in contact on the support,
wherein
a ratio (B/A) of a tensile breaking strength B of a 10 ?m thickness cured product of the resin composition layer after a HAST test to a tensile breaking strength A of a 10 ?m thickness cured product of the resin composition layer is 0.65 or more and 1 or less.

US Pat. No. 10,512,111

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:a communication unit configured to wirelessly communicate with an external apparatus present within a predetermined range; and
a control unit configured to control the electronic apparatus;
wherein, upon receiving a connection request from the external apparatus in response to an advertisement signal transmitted via the communication unit when the control unit is in a sleep state in which its power consumption is reduced, the control unit returns from the sleep state and determines whether or not the external apparatus, which has transmitted the connection request, has been connected to the electronic apparatus in the past, and if determining that the external apparatus, which has transmitted the connection request, has not been connected to the electronic apparatus in the past, the control unit transits to the sleep state.

US Pat. No. 10,512,097

COEXISTENCE OF WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORKS WITH OTHER WIRELESS NETWORKS

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A method for communicating, comprising:transmitting a clear-to-send 2 self (CTS2S) frame, by a wireless transceiver, based on a control logic making a determination to transmit a wireless packet to a sensor node in a wireless sensor network (WSN); and
transmitting a contention free end (CF-End) frame, by the wireless transceiver, based on the wireless packet being transmitted to the sensor node in the WSN, without transmitting another CF-End frame based on the wireless packet being transmitted to a coordinator node in the WSN.

US Pat. No. 10,512,061

BANDWIDTH AGNOSTIC TONE MAPPING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communications by a base station, comprising:mapping at least one of a physical broadcast channel (PBCH) or a beamformed reference signal (BRS) to tones of a symbol of a subframe, wherein the mapping is independent of system bandwidth, and wherein the mapping comprises:
mapping coded bits of one period of PBCH transmission to a plurality of segments; and
for each segment, mapping coded bits of that segment to a fixed starting offset regardless of available resource for the transmission; and
transmitting the at least one of the PBCH or BRS in the symbol according to the mapping.

US Pat. No. 10,512,051

UNIFIED SYNCHRONIZATION DESIGN UNDER MIXED DEPLOYMENTS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a user equipment (UE), a frame comprising a physical broadcast channel (PBCH), wherein the PBCH includes a master information block (MIB) comprising most significant bits (MSB)s of a system frame number (SFN) of the frame;
decoding the MSBs of the SFN;
determining whether the frame is designated an even frame or an odd frame based at least on an indication included within a synchronization signal burst set (SSBS) of the frame; and
based at least on the decoded MSBs and the frame designation, blind decoding a subset of less significant bits (LSB)s of the SFN to determine which of the subset of the LSBs are part of the SFN.

US Pat. No. 10,511,989

TRAFFIC SHAPING MECHANISM FOR UE POWER SAVING IN IDLE MODE

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method for a user equipment (UE), comprising:processing a data packet to be sent to a base station by a UE modem in a wireless network, wherein the UE is in radio resource control (RRC) Idle mode;
identifying the data packet to be associated with a traffic type;
entering RRC Connected mode and thereby transmitting the data packet to the network if the data packet belongs to a normal traffic type;
selecting a triggering condition by the UE modem from a plurality of predefined triggering conditions based on a plurality of predefined UE conditions; and
buffering the data packet if the data packet belongs to a background traffic type, wherein the UE is prohibited from entering RRC Connected mode until a triggering condition is satisfied.

US Pat. No. 10,511,863

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MATCHING COLORS BETWEEN COLOR PICTURES OF DIFFERENT DYNAMIC RANGE

INTERDIGITAL VC HOLDINGS,...

1. A method of mapping colors from an input color gamut into an output color gamut, comprising a chroma scaling in which chroma components of colors are scaled by a chroma scaling factor ??, and a chroma mapping of said scaled chroma components, wherein said chroma scaling factor ?? is determined such as to minimize a sum of chrominance distances between colors of an input set distributed in said input color gamut and colors of an output set obtained by chroma mapping said colors of the input set using said chroma mapping.

US Pat. No. 10,511,824

SYSTEM DEVICE AND METHODS FOR ASSISTANCE IN CAPTURING STEREOSCOPIC VIDEO OR IMAGES

2SENS LTD., Tel-Aviv (IL...

1. A device connectable to a portable computing platform having a processor, the device comprising:a stereoscopic camera comprising two cameras, the cameras located at a distance from one another, wherein the stereoscopic camera is configured to provide two perspective data streams of a scene, and wherein the processor is configured to:
analyze the two perspective data streams based on predefined stereoscopic discomfort data rules to yield one or more stereoscopic discomfort parameters, wherein the predefined stereoscopic discomfort data rules are related to the cause of dizziness or nausea or eye stress in a captured stereoscopic image;
provide a depth map of said scene based on the two perspective data streams;
provide a stereoscopic discomfort module, said stereoscopic discomfort module is configured to:
analyze said depth map to detect the movement of said stereoscopic camera;
identify at least one item of stereoscopic discomfort data related respectively to said detected movement and said one or more stereoscopic discomfort parameters; and
alert a user in real time based on said at least one item of identified stereoscopic discomfort data while said user captures a stereoscopic 3D video of said scene that includes the two perspective data streams.

US Pat. No. 10,511,538

EFFICIENT RESOURCE TRACKING

Innovium, Inc., San Jose...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first memory storing a delayed resource counter of an amount of a resource utilized for a particular objective within the apparatus;
a second memory, other than the first memory, storing a delayed status indicator that indicates a status associated with the delayed resource counter;
a third memory, other than the first memory, storing an intermediate resource counter indicating a change in the amount of the resource utilized for the particular objective since the delayed resource counter was last updated;
a tracking subsystem configured to update the intermediate resource counter in response to each of a plurality of events;
a resource status update subsystem configured to:
update the delayed resource counter, based on the intermediate resource counter, less frequently than the events occur;
update the delayed status indicator, based on the delayed resource counter, less frequently than the events occur.

US Pat. No. 10,511,188

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN ELECTRIC POWER DISTRIBUTION GRID

ABB S.P.A., Milan (IT)

1. A method for controlling an electric power distribution grid, said electric power distribution grid comprising one or more first grid devices (CD1, . . . , CDN)-having changeable set-points, said method comprising the following steps:determining a consumption target value (ECTV) for said electric power distribution grid at an end instant (tE) of an observation time window (TOW), in which a consumption of said electric power distribution grid at a given observation electric node (PCC) of said electric power distribution grid is observed; and
executing a control procedure for controlling the set-points of said first grid devices (CD1, . . . , CDN), said control procedure comprising the following steps:
acquiring input data (DIN) related to one or more detected electric quantities of said electric power distribution grid at a check instant (tc) within said observation time window (TOW);
calculating a measured value (ECMV) of consumption at said observation electric node (PCC) at the check instant (tc);
calculating a consumption forecast value (ECFV) for said electric power distribution grid at the end instant (tE) of said observation time window (TOW);
checking whether intervention criteria to modify one or more set-points of said first grid devices (CD1, . . . , CDN) are met at the check instant (tc);
if said intervention criteria are not met, maintaining unchanged the set-points of said first grid devices (CD1, . . . , CDN);
if said intervention criteria are met, checking whether the consumption forecast value (ECFV) meets first convergence criteria with respect to the consumption target value (ECTV);
if the consumption forecast value (ECFV) meets said first convergence criteria, maintaining unchanged the set-points of said first grid devices (CD1, . . . , CDN);
if said consumption forecast value (ECFV) does not meet said first convergence criteria and no set-points of said first grid devices have already been changed before the check instant (tc), executing the following steps:
calculating a requested power variation value (?PREQ) for said electric power distribution grid to reach said consumption target value (ECTV);
calculating, for one or more grid devices (CD1, . . . , CDN), a characteristic curve on a ?P-r reference system, wherein ?P is an available variation of power and r is a priority assigned;
calculating, for said electric power distribution grid, a characteristic curve on said ?P-r reference system;
calculating a priority level (?) for said electric power distribution grid based on said requested power variation value and said characteristic curves for said one or more grid devices and for said electric power distribution grid;
providing control signals (CON) to change the set-points of one or more first grid devices (CD1, . . . , CDN), said control signals comprising information indicative of the priority level (?) calculated for said electric power distribution grid.

US Pat. No. 10,510,646

PACKAE STRUCTURE, RDL STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A package structure, comprising:a die;
an encapsulant aside the die;
a redistribution layer (RDL) structure electrically connected to the die, comprising:
a dielectric layer on the encapsulant and the die;
a first RDL penetrating through the dielectric layer to connect to the die, the first RDL comprises a first via and a first trace on the first via;
a second RDL on the first RDL, comprising a second via and a second trace on the second via, wherein the second via contacts and covers a portion of a top surface and a portion of sidewalls of the first trace; and
a connector connected to the die through the RDL structure.

US Pat. No. 10,510,574

PROBER

Tokyo Seimitsu Co., Ltd.,...

1. A prober comprising:a plurality of measurement sections arranged between a conveyance area and a maintenance area, each of the measurement sections having a device to be maintained which is used for inspection of a semiconductor element formed on a wafer, and a draw-out mechanism configured to draw out the device to be maintained to a side of the maintenance area;
a conveyor configured to convey a probe card to a measurement section being a conveyance destination; and
a loader configured to load the probe card from the side of the maintenance area to the measurement section, wherein
the plurality of measurement sections are configured such that the probe card is loadable from a side of the conveyance area and the side of the maintenance area.

US Pat. No. 10,510,472

COIL ACTUATOR FOR LV OR MV APPLICATIONS

ABB S.p.A., Milan (IT)

1. A coil actuator for low and medium voltage applications comprising:an electromagnet operatively associated with a movable plunger to actuate said movable plunger;
a power & control unit electrically connected with said electromagnet to feed said electromagnet and control the operation of said electromagnet;
first and second input terminals (T1, T2) electrically connected with said power & control unit, wherein an input voltage (VIN) is applied between said first and second input terminals during the operation of said coil actuator; and
a third input terminal (T3) electrically connected with said power & control unit, said third input terminal being adapted to be in a first operating condition (A) of being electrically floating, said first operating condition corresponding to normal control conditions (NDC) for the operation of said electromagnet, or in a second operating condition (B) of being electrically coupled with one of said first and second input terminals (T1, T2), said second operating condition corresponding to overriding control conditions (ODC) for the operation of said electromagnet,
wherein said power & control unit is adapted to control the operation of said electromagnet according to said normal control conditions or said overriding control conditions depending on the operating condition (A, B) of said third input terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,510,326

BOW GRIP AID FOR STRING INSTRUMENTS

Ritsuko Wada, Allegany, ...

1. A bow grip aid for string instruments, comprising:a body having a U-shape in cross-section so as to be capable of sandwiching a stick of a bow, wherein
the body includes a first portion and a second portion to sandwich the stick with the first portion and the second portion from both sides,
a first surface of the first portion has a recess corresponding to a thumb of a player, the first surface being on the opposite side of a second surface contacting with the stick, a distance from a bottom of the recess of the first portion to a surface of the stick is 2 mm to 10 mm,
a length of the second portion in a longitudinal direction of the stick is 30 mm to 50 mm, and
a thickness of the second portion from a third surface contacting with the stick to a fourth surface is 5 mm to 15 mm, the fourth surface being on the opposite side of the third surface.

US Pat. No. 10,510,245

APPARATUS SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING MULTIPLE DEVICES SIMULTANEOUSLY USING SHORT-RANGE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

LEDVANCE LLC, Wilmington...

1. A system for controlling multiple appliances concurrently using short-range wireless communication, the system comprising:a control device;
a command advertisement comprising at least one encoded command and at least one target identity string within an advertisement, wherein the command advertisement is within the control device;
a transmitter integral with the control device capable of transmitting the command advertisement;
a plurality of appliances remotely located relative to the control device and within a transmission range of the transmitter, wherein each of the appliances from the plurality of appliances comprises:
at least one receiver, whereby each of the appliances from the plurality of appliances receives the at least one command advertisement through the at least one receiver;
at least one appliance processor, whereby the at least one appliance processor decodes the at least one encoded command; and
an appliance identity string, whereby the at least one appliance processor only executes the encoded command if the target identity string matches the appliance identity string,
wherein the at least one receives the at least one command advertisement without being paired to the transmitter.

US Pat. No. 10,510,154

ADAPTIVE PROCESSING OF SPATIAL IMAGING DATA

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus for a machine-vision system, the apparatus comprising:an input configured to access captured three-dimensional (3D) spatial data representing a field of view and including ranging measurements to various points within the field of view;
a segmentation engine configured to apply a segmentation algorithm to the 3D spatial data to produce a segmentation assessment indicating a presence of individual objects within the field of view, wherein the segmentation algorithm is based on at least one adjustable parameter; and
a parameter adjuster configured to adjust a value of the at least one adjustable parameter based on the ranging measurements;
wherein the segmentation assessment is based on application of the segmentation algorithm to the 3D spatial data, with different values of the at least one adjustable parameter value corresponding to different values of the ranging measurements of the various points within the field of view.

US Pat. No. 10,510,055

ENSURING SECURE ACCESS BY A SERVICE PROVIDER TO ONE OF A PLURALITY OF MOBILE ELECTRONIC WALLETS

MASTERCARD MOBILE TRANSAC...

1. A method comprising:disposing a plurality of distinct wallets in a memory of a personal mobile device;
disposing at least one service provider-specific application in the memory;
executing at least one of the plurality of distinct wallets in a client runtime environment on the personal mobile device; and
facilitating access to service provider services through an interface of the at least one of the plurality of distinct wallets by activating, through the interface, the at least one service provider-specific application to execute in the client runtime environment, whereby the activated service provider-specific application is granted exclusive access for a period to a secure electronic transaction workflow of a service provider for accessing the service provider services;
wherein execution of at least one of the distinct wallets is suspended during the period of granting of exclusive access and wherein facilitating access to service provider services is accomplished by interfacing with an API layer of one or more device-specific APIs.

US Pat. No. 10,509,980

METHOD TO PROVIDE A VEHICLE ENVIRONMENT CONTOUR POLYLINE FROM DETECTION DATA

APTIV TECHNOLOGIES LIMITE...

1. A method of generating a polyline representing a contour of one or more objects of a vehicle environment, said polyline comprising a series of one or more segments of straight lines, said method comprising:a) formulating a series of spatially ordered points in 2-dimensional space, each representing a point detection with respect to one or more objects in said environment determined by a vehicle on-board detection system;
b) connecting the end points of said series of ordered points with a first straight line segment, and determining a shortest distance between intermediate points and the first straight line segment;
c) determining from step b) a threshold based on a measure of the dispersion of the intermediate points around said first straight line segment;
d) for each side of said first straight line segment determining, for any points that lie on that respective side, which point is furthest from said first straight line segment;
e) determining any of the points found in step d) which are further from the first straight line segment than said threshold;
f) formulating a 2-dimensional polyline comprising plurality of straight line segments connecting the end points via any of said points determined from step e); and
determining an uncertainty region based on distance between the segment and the point furthest from the segment.

US Pat. No. 10,509,744

SEMICONDUCTOR SYSTEM INCLUDING HETEROGENEOUS MEMORY MODULE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A semiconductor system, comprising:a central processing unit (CPU) connected to a heterogeneous memory module via a system bus, wherein the CPU is controlled by a kernel and configured to receive an external command identifying target data, search a page table for the target data, and return a page fault interrupt to the kernel upon unsuccessfully searching the page table, and
the heterogeneous memory module comprises:
a volatile memory module;
a nonvolatile memory module;
an internal bus separate from the system bus and connecting the volatile memory module and the nonvolatile memory module; and
a swap manager configured to control execution of a swap operation in response to a swap command generated by the kernel in response to the page fault interrupt, wherein thereafter the swap operation is executed by the swap manager without intervention of the kernel to transfer the target data between the volatile memory module and nonvolatile memory module using the internal bus and without using the system bus.

US Pat. No. 10,508,985

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PUMP-PROBE SPECTROSCOPY

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, ...

1. A pump-probe spectroscopy system comprising:an optical subsystem comprising a light source and optical elements for generating a pulsed pump beam and a pulsed probe beam, the pulsed probe beam having a probe pulse frequency ? of at least 20 kHz;
a detector subsystem configured to detect a sample signal induced by the pulsed pump beam and the pulsed probe beam;
a chopper configured to adjust the frequency of the pump beam to ?/2, wherein the chopper is synchronized with a detector of the detector subsystem but is unsynchronized with the pulsed probe beam; and
a data acquisition subsystem comprising a processor and a non-transitory computer-readable medium comprising instructions, that, when executed by the processor, cause the system to initiate acquisition of image data by the detector based on a trigger signal derived from the pulsed pump beam.

US Pat. No. 10,508,776

ANTI-DETACHMENT CAPPER FOR LED RETROFIT LAMPS

CURRENT LIGHTING SOLUTION...

1. A capper component for an illuminating lamp, comprising a first portion formed of a first material and a second portion formed of a second material different from the first material, the second portion in contact with the first portion, the first portion configured to threadedly engage within a standard threaded metal base component of the illuminating lamp, wherein the second portion is formed by a forming process on an inner surface of the first portion and an outer surface of the first portion, said second portion touching said inner surface of the first portion and said outer surface of the first portion.

US Pat. No. 10,508,775

LIGHT APPARATUS WITH ENLIGHTENED PATTERN

XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. L...

1. A light apparatus, comprising:a driver circuit for converting an external power source to a driving current;
an LED plate being connected to the driver circuit and having a first LED module and a second LED module, the first light emitting a first light with the driving current;
an optical light guide, as a first optical unit, having a bottom end facing to the first LED module for receiving the first light and having a top end forming an enlightened pattern where the first light escaped from the top end of the optical light guide;
a second optical unit for guiding a second light emitted from the second LED module to a lateral surface of the optical light guide, the lateral surface being between the top end and the bottom end of the optical light guide;
a connector for fixing the LED plate to the optical light guide for aligning the first LED module to emit the first light into the bottom end and for transmitting heat of the LED plate to the optical light guide; and
a bulb shell covering the optical light guide.

US Pat. No. 10,508,621

EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

GE Global Sourcing LLC, ...

1. An exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) cooler, comprising:a first section, arranged proximate to an exhaust gas inlet of the EGR cooler and including a first plurality of tubes and a first plurality of fins coupled to the first plurality of tubes, where at least one of the first plurality of tubes and the first plurality of fins are comprised of a first material that has a first coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE); and
a second section, arranged downstream of the first section and including a second plurality of tubes and a second plurality of fins coupled to the second plurality of tubes, where the second plurality of tubes and the second plurality of fins are comprised of a second material that has a second CTE, the second CTE greater than the first CTE.

US Pat. No. 10,508,577

LINE CONNECTOR WITH INTEGRATED SENSOR FOR MEASUREMENT OF UREA SOLUTIONS

VOSS Automotive GmbH, Wi...

1. A line connector for a fluid comprising:a connecting piece with a flow-through channel in an interior thereof and extending in a longitudinal direction of the connecting piece, the connecting piece having two ends each with a coupling section configured such that a flexible media line or a tubing or an aggregate can be connected to an aggregate connector, the flow-through channel being provided with an electrical heating unit, in a region of the flow-through channel between the coupling sections a permeable wall section that is permeable to an optical sensor signal being formed in a wall of the connecting piece surrounding the flow-through channel as an open aperture, an enclosed perimeter receiving housing formed on the connecting piece and surrounding the permeable wall section, a covering received in the receiving housing and sealing off the aperture such that one wall section of the covering bounds the flow-through channel of the connecting piece, an optical sensor unit disposed in the receiving housing and configured to measure properties of a fluid flowing in the flow-through channel, the optical sensor unit including an emitter and an optical receiver arranged such that an optical beam path is guided from the emitter through the covering and the aperture to a medium flowing in the flow-through channel and is reflected by the medium back through the aperture and covering to the receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,507,989

APPARATUS FOR THE AUTOMATED REMOVAL OF WORKPIECES ARRANGED IN A BIN

Liebherr-Verzahntechnik G...

13. An apparatus for automated removal of workpieces arranged in a bin;having a first object recognition device for detecting the workpieces in the bin;
a first picker for picking and removing the workpieces from the bin;
a controller for evaluating the data of the first object recognition device, for path planning and for controlling the first picker;
a buffering station on which the first picker places the workpieces after the removal from the bin, with an intermediate station comprising a transport device that transports the workpieces from a placement region into a removal region;
a positioning apparatus that positions and/or isolates the workpieces, starting from the buffering station; and
a second object recognition device for detecting the workpieces on the transport device,whereinthe second object recognition device has a light source for illuminating the workpiece, with the second object recognition device having a casing that reduces incidence of scattered light onto the workpiece from the outside.

US Pat. No. 10,507,852

WARM OR HOT STANDBY TRACK CARD MODULE FOR USE ON A WAYSIDE OF A RAILWAY SYSTEM

SIEMENS MOBILITY, INC., ...

1. A coded track circuit of a signaling control equipment to be located at a wayside location of a railway track, the coded track circuit comprising:a first track circuit card coupled to rails of the railway track to detect an absence of a train on the railway track, inform signallers and control relevant signals via track codes; and
a second track circuit card coupled to rails of the railway track, the second track circuit card is inactive but ready to provide a warm-standby or a hot-standby such that the second track circuit card to take over control from the first track circuit card should the first track circuit card fails,
wherein the second track circuit card is configured to continually run online checks to verify that the second track circuit card is ready to take over control.

US Pat. No. 10,507,611

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING A FILLED SBM BOTTLE

Fresenius Kabi Deutschlan...

1. A method for producing a container filled with an infusion solution and having a main body which includes a width extending along a first transverse axis (B) of the container, and a depth extending along a second transverse axis (T) of the container, which runs perpendicularly to the first transverse axis (B), and wherein the width of the main body is larger than the depth of the main body, the method comprising the following method steps:providing a preform having a hanger which is disposed on a base of the preform, wherein a transverse axis (QH) of the hanger is disposed so as to be transverse to the first transverse axis (B) of the container;
heating the provided preform in a heating installation;
infeeding the heated preform to a stretching and blowing apparatus;
stretching and blowing the preform in the stretching and blowing apparatus such that the container for the infusion solution is molded from the preform;
cleaning the molded container and optionally drying the cleaned container in a drying installation;
filling the cleaned and optionally dried container with at least one infusion solution in a filling system, by way of a filling opening which is present in the container,
closing the container by attaching a closure, to the filling opening of the container;
sterilizing the closed container in an autoclave, wherein the hanger of the preform prior to stretching and blowing in the stretching and blowing apparatus is aligned and turned over in the direction of the first transverse axis of the container molded from the preform, wherein the preform is moved through the heating installation and said preform along the circumference thereof is rotated at least in a part of the heating installation.

US Pat. No. 10,507,551

METAL PARTICLE AND ARTICLES FORMED THEREFROM

Napra Co., Ltd., Tokyo (...

1. A formed article containing a metal particle, wherein:the metal particle consists of a core part and an outer shell, the core part containing a metal or an alloy, the outer shell comprising an intermetallic compound and covering the core part;
50% or more of a total surface area of the core part is covered with the outer shell;
a particle size of the metal particle being from 1 ?m to 20 ?m;
the core part containing Sn or a Sn alloy; and
the outer shell containing an intermetallic compound of Sn and Cu.

US Pat. No. 10,507,514

RIVET FEEDING APPARATUS

Arconic Inc., Pittsburgh...

1. A fastener feed apparatus, comprising:a mounting portion; and
a feed portion attached to the mounting portion, the feed portion including
a feed body having a first end, a second end spaced from the first end, and a track extending from the first end to the second end, the track being sized and shaped to enable conveyance of a fastener from the first end to the second end, and
a feed block attached to the second end of the feed body and including a body and a pair of feed fingers extending from the body, each of which includes a first end formed integrally with the body and a second end opposite the first end of the feed finger such that the feed fingers are moveable between a relaxed position, in which the feed fingers are juxtaposed with one another, and a biased position, in which the feed fingers are resiliently biased away from one another at the second ends of the feed fingers, a track formed between the feed fingers, the track of the feed block including a first end adjacent the first ends of the feed fingers and a second end adjacent the second ends of the feed fingers, the track of the feed block being sized and shaped to convey the fastener from the first end of the track of the feed block to the second end of the track of the feed block, the track of the feed block being aligned with the track of the feed body, the second end of the track of the feed block including a retention area, and the feed fingers being sized and shaped to enable retention of the fastener at the retention area,
wherein the feed fingers, when in their biased positions, provide a lateral force against the fastener to enable retention of the fastener at the retention area and prevent the fastener from traveling past the second ends of the feed fingers.

US Pat. No. 10,507,473

NOZZLE SEPARATOR BOWL

Andritz Frautech S.r.l., ...

1. Centrifugal nozzle separator, comprising a bowl (4) manufactured from one single piece and defining pyramidal openings (12) pointing to openings (10) for nozzles (11),wherein the bowl (4) with pyramidal openings (12) further defines a path from an inlet for a suspension into the bowl (4) through each pyramidal opening (12) to the openings (10) for the nozzles (11) that is free from lips and free from an intervening structure, configured to allow flow of a suspension with solid particles from the bowl (4) through the pyramidal openings (12) to the nozzles (11) with minimized turbulence and without passing through an intervening structure that removes solids from the suspension.

US Pat. No. 10,507,358

ANALYZING PHYSIOLOGICAL STATE FOR FITNESS EXERCISE

POLAR ELECTRO OY, Kempel...

1. An apparatus that processes exercise-related measurement data, the apparatus comprising:exercise-related parameter measurement circuitry;
at least one biometric sensor comprising at least one heart activity sensor; and
a processor configured to cause the apparatus to perform operations comprising:
acquiring a plurality of heart rate variability values and a plurality of exertion parameter values measured by the at least one heart activity sensor during an exercise using the exercise-related parameter measurement circuitry, wherein the heart rate variability values represent a measure of variation in heart beat intervals and correlate with the exertion parameter values through a human physiological mechanism, and wherein the exertion parameter values characterize physical exertion of the exercise;
constructing a mathematical correspondence from the plurality of measured heart rate variability values and associated exertion parameter values, the mathematical correspondence describing correlation between the heart rate variability values and the exertion parameter values and describing the user's physiological state during the exercise;
determining an overall training effect of the exercise by computing, for each of a plurality of exertion level zones, from the mathematical correspondence, a factor characterizing a training effect at that exertion level zone in the user's physiological state during the exercise and determining the overall training effect of the exercise by using the factors, said computing the factor for each of the plurality of exertion level zones comprising:
a) assigning, when the mathematical correspondence indicates that the user is tired or exhausted, a higher weight to lower exertion level zones than to higher exertion level zones to provide a better training effect on the lower exertion level zones than on the higher exertion level zones; and
b) assigning, when the mathematical correspondence indicates that the user is well rested, an equal weighting to all exertion level zones; and
outputting the overall training effect of the exercise to the user.

US Pat. No. 10,512,193

COOLING CHASSIS FOR A COOLING SYSTEM

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. A cooling chassis for cooling a computer system comprising:a housing configured to allow air to pass through in a housing air flow direction;
a first radiator within the housing, the first radiator being oriented at a first oblique angle relative to the housing air flow direction;
a first fan configured to direct air through the first radiator in a first fan air flow direction oblique to the housing air flow direction; and
a second fan configured to direct air at least partially through the first radiator in a second fan air flow direction, parallel to the housing air flow direction.

US Pat. No. 10,512,192

IMMERSION COOLING SYSTEM WITH LOW FLUID LOSS

14. A two-phase immersion cooling system, including:a tank configured to hold a volume of dielectric cooling fluid;
a condensing chamber including at least one condenser component; and
a plurality of immersion modules configured to be placed in fluid communication with the condensing chamber, each immersion module configured to support at least one heat-generating component submerged in the dielectric cooling fluid, each immersion module comprising an upper interior surface positioned to overlie a heat-generating component supported by the immersion module and configured to laterally redirect vaporized dielectric cooling fluid away from the heat-generating component and towards the condensing chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,512,172

SYSTEM FOR PRESSING PRE-TIN SHAPING

Tyco Electronics (Donggua...

1. A pre-tin shaping system, comprising:a base securely holding a circuit board having a pre-tin layer;
a heat-press unit having a contact tip; and
a movable unit moving the heat-press unit relative to the base, the contact tip movable to shape the pre-tin layer to correspond to a shape of the contact tip, only the pre-tin layer is disposed between the circuit board and the contact tip when the contact tip shapes the pre-tin layer.

US Pat. No. 10,512,170

HIGHLY CONDUCTIVE TRANSPARENT GLASS-BASED CIRCUIT BOARD

WUHAN HUASHANG GREEN TECH...

1. A highly conductive transparent glass-based circuit board, comprising:a glass substrate, being a glass-tempered substrate,
wherein a surface of the glass-tempered substrate faces air, and a conductive paste, printed on the surface of the glass-tempered substrate, is baked, heated, and cooled to form a conductive circuit fused with the surface of the glass substrate;
wherein the conductive circuit is made essentially of a graphene layer or a conductive layer having a graphene upper portion and a metal lower portion fused with the glass substrate, and a surface of the graphene upper portion is fused with a surface of the metal lower portion;
wherein a surface of the conductive circuit, except a region reserved for a solder pad used for welding a component, is covered with a printed-circuit-board (PCB) organic solder-resistant layer;
wherein the conductive paste includes conductive powder, low temperature glass powder, ethyl cellulose, terpineol, and dibutyl maleate at a mass ratio of 65 to 75:3:5 to 10:10 to 20:1 to 3, and the conductive powder is graphene powder or a mixture of metal powder and graphene powder; and
wherein, when the conductive powder is the mixture of metal powder and graphene powder, the graphene powder accounts for 2% to 5% by mass of the conductive paste.

US Pat. No. 10,512,160

CONDUCTIVE STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

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

1. A conductive structure body comprising:a substrate; and
a conductive line configuring a screen part, a wiring part, and a pad part provided on the substrate,
wherein the conductive line includes a first metal layer, a light reflection reducing layer provided on the first metal layer, and a second metal layer provided on the light reflection reducing layer,
wherein the light reflection reducing layer includes metal oxynitride, and
wherein a thickness of the second metal layer is 6 nm or more and less than 10 nm,
wherein the screen part includes a conductive pattern including a plurality of openings and the conductive line partitioning the openings, and
wherein a line gap between adjacent conductive lines in the conductive line configuring the screen part is 0.1 ?m or more and 100 ?m or less; and
wherein a thickness of the first metal layer is 10 nm or more and 1 ?m or less.

US Pat. No. 10,512,126

TREATED HEATED WINDOW GRID FOR IMPROVED DURABILITY IN HARSH ENVIRONMENTS

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A method comprising:providing a glass substrate comprising a first surface and a second surface;
disposing a ceramic frit comprising at least one bus bar and at least one grid line on the first surface to form a window assembly;
bathing the window assembly in a first bath solution; and
drying the window assembly;
wherein the first bath solution comprises nitric acid.

US Pat. No. 10,512,115

DEVICE AND METHOD OF HANDLING DATA TRANSMISSION

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A communication device of handling data transmission, comprising:a storage device, for storing instructions of:
configuring a first bearer and a second bearer according to at least one bearer configuration received from a network;
encrypting a first packet of a first flow into a first encrypted packet according to an encryption key and a first bearer identity of the first bearer;
receiving a first radio resource control (RRC) message from the network before transmitting the first encrypted packet to the network successfully, wherein the first RRC message configures the communication device to transmit at least one packet of the first flow via the second bearer to the network;
transmitting the first encrypted packet to the network via the first bearer, after receiving the first RRC message;
encrypting a second packet of the first flow into a second encrypted packet according to the encryption key and a second bearer identity of the second bearer in response to the first RRC message; and
transmitting the second encrypted packet to the network via the second bearer; and
a processing circuit, coupled to the storage device, configured to execute the instructions stored in the storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,512,054

SYNCHRONIZATION AND TIME TRANSFER IN WIRELESS NETWORKS AND METHOD THEREFOR

BENCHMARK ELECTRONICS, IN...

1. A method for synchronization and time transfer in a wireless system having a single timing source comprising:transmitting a timing message from a coordinator node, wherein the coordinator node is coupled to the single timing source of the wireless system;
detecting the timing message by a wireless node;
synchronizing the wireless node to a time on the timing message;
computing a delay time by the wireless node detecting the timing message, wherein the delay time is a time from when the wireless node detects the timing message to a next time slot;
determining a frame time by the wireless node, wherein the frame time is a time between when the timing message is sent and a next timing message is sent, the frame time comprising a plurality of time slots, each time slot being of a same duration; and
counting down to the next timing message by the wireless node once the frame time is determined to maintain a local system time and be synchronized with the coordinator node.

US Pat. No. 10,512,050

SYNCHRONIZATION AND BROADCAST CHANNEL DESIGN WITH FLEXIBLE BANDWIDTH ALLOCATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications by a user equipment (UE), comprising:detecting a synchronization channel and a secondary synchronization signal (SSS) transmitted with the synchronization channel by searching for one or more synchronization channels according to a synchronization channel raster, that is not centered around a direct current (DC) tone of a system bandwidth, the synchronization channel raster having a coarser granularity than a channel raster for other channels in the system bandwidth;
receiving a reference signal for demodulation (DMRS), other than a cell-specific reference signal, wherein a sequence of the DMRS is independent of at least one of a downlink bandwidth or a location of the synchronization channel within the system bandwidth;
demodulating a physical broadcast channel (PBCH) transmitted in the synchronization channel based on at least one of the DMRS and the SSS; and
determining the system bandwidth corresponding to the downlink bandwidth based at least in part on the PBCH.

US Pat. No. 10,511,961

SERVICE IN WLAN INTER-WORKING, ADDRESS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, AND METHOD

Wi-Fi One, LLC, Dallas, ...

1. A method comprising:sending, from a mobile terminal, a tunneling setup request message to a network element of a first wireless communications network via a second wireless communications network, the tunneling setup request message requesting a service from the second wireless communications network, and;
receiving, by the mobile terminal, a tunneling setup response message from the network element of the first wireless communications network via the second wireless communications network, the tunneling setup response message comprising address information for the mobile terminal and service parameters for a tunnel,
wherein, when the mobile terminal is engaged in an active session prior to sending the tunneling setup request message, the address information comprises a same address previously allocated to the mobile terminal for the active session.

US Pat. No. 10,511,945

BICYCLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND PAIRING METHOD

Shimano Inc., Osaka (JP)...

1. A bicycle communication device comprising:a communicator communicable with a bicycle electric component and a bicycle operation unit, the bicycle electric component including a drive unit;
a memory that stores information related to the bicycle operation unit; and
a base that includes the communicator and the memory, the base being configured to be selectively attached one at a time to the bicycle operation unit and the bicycle electric component in a removable manner,
in a state where the communicator is located in a predetermined range that is within thirty centimeters from the bicycle electric component, the communicator automatically inputting the information related to the bicycle operation unit to the bicycle electric component so that the bicycle operation unit is paired with the bicycle electric component.

US Pat. No. 10,511,873

CORRECTING SYSTEMATIC TUNING DEFECTS

The Nielsen Company (US),...

1. A tuning data defect correction apparatus comprising:a defect analyzer to identify a suspect time window in tuning volume data of return path data reported by set top boxes; and
a return path data transformer to:
identify a first return path data entry indicating a first set top box reported a first transition to an off state at a first time during the suspect time window; and
modify the first return path data entry to (1) eliminate the first transition to the off state at the first time and (2) assign the first return path data entry a first duration to remain in an on state after the first time, the first duration determined based on monitoring data reported from media device meters monitoring media presentation devices.

US Pat. No. 10,511,845

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR VIDEO USABILITY INFORMATION (VUI) FOR SCALABLE VIDEO CODING (SVC)

InterDigital VC Holdings,...

1. An apparatus, comprising:at least a memory and one or more processors coupled to said at least a memory, wherein said one or more processors are configured to:
transmit a plurality of bitstream restriction information in a bitstream; and
transmit video signal data in said bitstream, said bitstream including a plurality of interoperability points relating to scalable video coding,
wherein a bitstream restriction information is specified for each temporal level in said bitstream,
wherein a first same one of said plurality of bitstream restriction information is specified for a first subset of said plurality of interoperability points, said first subset of said plurality of interoperability points corresponding to all layers having a first same temporal level,
wherein a second same one of said plurality of bitstream restriction information is specified for a second subset of said plurality of interoperability points, said second subset of said plurality of interoperability points corresponding to all layers having a second same temporal level, and
wherein each of said plurality of bitstream restriction information specifies one or more of:
(1) if the motion is over picture boundary,
(2) maximal number of bytes per picture,
(3) maximal number of bits per macroblock,
(4) maximal motion vector length,
(5) number of reordering frames, and
(6) maximal decoded frame buffer size.

US Pat. No. 10,511,829

DYNAMIC CONTROL OVER STRUCTURED ILLUMINATION INTENSITY

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A structured light illuminator comprising:a source assembly that generates light;
a structured light element that generates a structure light (SL) pattern using the generated light, wherein the SL pattern comprising a plurality of dots;
an output polarizer; and
a liquid crystal array positioned such that the output polarizer attenuates portions of the SL pattern to generate a variable intensity SL pattern having a plurality of portions and at least one of the portions has a different intensity value than another portion of the plurality of portions, the liquid crystal array including a plurality of addressable liquid crystal cells, each liquid crystal cell configured to, respectively,
receive a portion of the SL pattern including multiple dots of the SL pattern, and
modify a polarization state of the portion of the SL pattern in accordance with adjustment instructions, such that the SL pattern includes at least a first portion having a first polarization and a second portion having a second polarization different than the first polarization.

US Pat. No. 10,511,714

PROVISION OF CONTENT DATA TO CALLEE

TELIA COMPANY AB, Solna ...

1. A method for managing a call setup by determining a communication channel for providing content data in a context of the call setup from a subscriber A to a subscriber B, the method comprising:generating an inquiry with a communication application and transmitting the inquiry for receipt at the subscriber B, the inquiry comprising an indicator for determining a capability of the subscriber B to support a specific communication framework;
receiving a response to the inquiry from the subscriber B, the response comprising an indication on the capability of the subscriber B to support the specific communication framework;
in response to a detection that the subscriber B supports the specific communication framework, triggering a transmission of the content data over the specific communication framework;
in response to a detection that the subscriber B does not support the specific communication framework, triggering a transmission of the content data to the subscriber B over a communication network into which the subscriber B is connected to; and
initiating the call setup in response to a detection that the content data is delivered to the subscriber B.

US Pat. No. 10,511,426

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING POSITIONING REFERENCE SIGNAL

Innovative Technology Lab...

1. A narrow-band (NB) wireless device comprising:one or more processors; and
memory storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the NB wireless device to:
receive positioning reference signal (PRS) configuration information;
determine narrowband PRS (NB PRS) configuration information for the NB wireless device, the NB PRS configuration information for the NB wireless device comprising information of an NB PRS reference cell that generates an NB PRS for the NB wireless device;
determine PRS configuration information for a wireless device, the wireless device being assigned to use a frequency band unavailable for the NB wireless device, and the PRS configuration information for the wireless device comprising information of a PRS reference cell that generates a PRS for the wireless device;
generate, based on the NB PRS configuration information for the NB wireless device and the PRS configuration information for the wireless device, a reference signal time difference (RSTD) measurement; and
transmit the RSTD measurement.

US Pat. No. 10,511,355

OPTIMIZED MULTI-BEAM ANTENNA ARRAY NETWORK WITH AN EXTENDED RADIO FREQUENCY RANGE

MOVANDI CORPORATION, New...

1. A system, comprising:a radio frequency (RF) transmitter device in an RF device network, wherein the RF transmitter device is configured to:
select one or more reflector devices from a plurality of reflector devices along a non-line-of-sight (NLOS) radio path based on a defined criteria; and
control the selected one or more reflector devices based on one or more conditions for transmission and reception of a plurality of beams of RF signals by the selected one or more reflector devices in the RF device network;
an RF receiver device configured to communicate with the selected one or more reflector devices in the RF device network;
a passive reflector device in the selected one or more reflector devices; and
an active reflector device in the selected one or more reflector devices,
wherein the active reflector device comprises at least two antenna arrays,
wherein the two antenna arrays comprise a first antenna array and a second antenna array,
wherein the first antenna array is configured to:
transmit a first set of beams of RF signals of the plurality of beams of RF signals to at least the RF transmitter device and the RF receiver device; and
transmit the first set of beams of RF signals of the plurality of beams of RF signals to the passive reflector device, and
wherein the second antenna array is configured to:
receive a second set of beams of RF signals of the plurality of beams of RF signals from at least the RF transmitter device and the RF receiver device; and
receive the second set of beams of RF signals of the plurality of beams of RF signals from the passive reflector device.

US Pat. No. 10,511,290

SINE-WAVE MULTIPLIER AND INPUT DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

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

1. A sine-wave multiplier that multiplies an input signal by a sine wave with a predetermined frequency, the sine-wave multiplier comprising:a first input terminal and a second input terminal to which a differential signal is input as the input signal;
a plurality of square-wave multipliers that multiply the input signal by square waves with different frequencies; and
a signal combiner that combines the multiplied input signals output from the square-wave multipliers, wherein
each square wave of the square waves is approximated by a sum of a fundamental component that is a sine wave with a lowest frequency and multiple harmonic components that are sine waves with frequencies that are integral multiples of the frequency of the fundamental component;
the square-wave multipliers include
a first square-wave multiplier that multiplies the input signal by a first square wave including a fundamental component that is the sine wave with the predetermined frequency, and
at least one second square-wave multiplier that multiplies the input signal by a second square wave including a fundamental component that is a sine wave corresponding to one of harmonic components of the first square wave or a sine wave obtained by inverting a phase of the one of the harmonic components;
the signal combiner offsets a signal component that is included in a multiplication result of the first square-wave multiplier and corresponds to a product of the input signal and the one of the harmonic components of the first square wave by a signal component that is included in a multiplication result of the second square-wave multiplier and corresponds to a product of the input signal and the fundamental component of the second square wave;
each of the square-wave multipliers includes two capacitors having same capacitance and is configured
to alternately repeat, at predetermined intervals, a charging process where charges having a difference corresponding to the input signal are stored in the two capacitors in each of a first half cycle and a second half cycle of each cycle of the square wave for multiplying the input signal, and a charge output process where the charges stored in the two capacitors by the charging process are output to the signal combiner, and
to invert, between the first half cycle and the second half cycle, a relationship between a polarity of the input signal in the charging process and a polarity of a difference between the charges output from the two capacitors to the signal combiner in the charge output process; and
the signal combiner is configured to combine the charges that are output from multiple sets of the two capacitors of the square-wave multipliers in the charge output process.

US Pat. No. 10,511,169

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A DYNAMIC SWITCHABLE ACTIVE FRONT END—DYNAMIC SWITCHABLE ACTIVE HARMONIC FILTERING SYSTEM

Electronic Power Design, ...

1. A system for controlling a dynamic switchable active front end (DSAFE) and dynamic switchable active harmonic filter (DSAHF) on an oil rig, comprising:a processor in data communication with a non-transitory computer readable medium;
a computer program comprising computer executable instructions stored in the computer readable medium for execution by the processor, the computer program comprising:
instructions to determine a status of a first load on a first DSAFE/DSAHF;
instructions to when the status of the first load is “present”, switch the DSAFE/DSAHF to act as a DSAFE to provide power to the first load;
instructions to when the status of the first load is “absent” of the first load, switch out the first load to remove the first load from the first DSAFE/DSAHF;
and instructions to switch the first DSAFE/DSAHF to act as a DSAHF to provide active filtering on the first DSAHF on alternating current (AC) power bus providing to the oil rig;
and
instructions to sense on the first DSAFE/DSAHF acting as a DSAHF, harmonic distortion using a current transformer on a common AC bus, generate anti-harmonic currents and inject the generated anti-harmonic currents on to the common AC bus to cancel the harmonic currents in the AC power supplied to a second DSAFE/DSAHF.

US Pat. No. 10,511,159

COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED METHOD FOR CONFIGURING AN ELECTRONIC RELAY

ABB S.p.A., Milan (IT)

1. A method for configuring an electronic relay for an electric power distribution grid, said electronic relay being in operation operatively associated to a switching device of said electric power distribution grid to control operation of said switching device, wherein it comprises the following steps:providing a graphic user interface on a computer display, said graphic user interface including graphic resources activatable by a user;
providing first graphic resources including one or more first graphic objects uploaded on said graphic user interface to assist a user in selecting a set of protection functionalities to be provided by said electronic relay, each first graphic object being activatable by the user to select a corresponding set of protection functionalities;
providing second graphic resources on said graphic user interface to assist a user in providing configuration values to configure operating parameters processed by said electronic relay to provide the selected set of protection functionalities, said operating parameters comprising first protection parameters related to voltage protection functionalities and second protection parameters related to frequency protection functionalities;
checking whether said electronic relay meets minimum operating requirements to operate; and
if said electronic relay meets minimum operating requirements, transmitting configuration information including said configuration values to said electronic relay, said electronic relay being structured to control said switching device based on the configuration information.

US Pat. No. 10,511,085

SYSTEM FOR FASTENING A TELEMATIC MODULE TO THE ROOF OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

Magneti Marelli S.p.A., ...

1. A system for fastening a telematic module to a structure of a motor vehicle, in particular to the roof of a motor vehicle, comprising:a telematic module having a closed outer casing and containing at least one first connector for receiving signals and at least one electronic component for processing said signals; and
a block for supporting said module, which is to be fixed to said structure of the motor vehicle and is equipped with a second connector designed for connection to said first connector, wherein said first and second connectors have a configuration of a male-female type that defines a single direction of mutual connection for said first and second connectors;
at least one coupling element and a respective receiving seat, the former carried by said block and the latter carried by said module, or vice versa, which are to be coupled together as a result of a movement of said module and said supporting block towards one another in said direction;
wherein said coupling element comprises a lateral projection or recess, and wherein said supporting block or said module has a manually operable locking member, which carries an interference element and is mobile in a direction transverse to said single direction of connection, between an inactive position, in which said coupling element is allowed to fit into said seat, and an active position, in which said interference element engages said coupling element fitted into said seat at said lateral projection or recess, thus preventing extraction of said coupling element from said seat; and
wherein said locking member has on itself at least two localised surface features for identifying said active and inactive positions.

US Pat. No. 10,510,140

METHOD FOR TONE ADAPTING AN IMAGE TO A TARGET PEAK LUMINANCE LT OF A TARGET DISPLAY DEVICE

INTERDIGITAL VC HOLDINGS,...

1. An image processing method for tone adapting an image to a target peak luminance LT of a target display device from a low dynamic range version of this image adapted to be displayed on a display device having a low peak luminance LLDR, and from high dynamic range expansion exponents EHDR(p) to be applied to low dynamic range luminance values YLDR or to low pass filtered luminance values of said low dynamic range version of said image to get expanded luminance values YHDR of a high dynamic range version of said image adapted to be displayed on a display device having a high peak luminance LHDR, said method comprising:obtaining low dynamic range expansion exponents ELDR(p) such that, when applied to low dynamic range luminance values YLDR or to low pass filtered luminance values of said low dynamic range version of said image, low dynamic range luminance values YLDR are linearly scaled within a high dynamic range [0, LHDR],
obtaining target expansion exponents ET(p) as a weighted sum of the high dynamic range expansion exponents EHDR(p) and of the obtained low dynamic range expansion exponents ELDR(p), with a weight 0??in?1 of the high dynamic range expansion exponent EHDR(p) and with a weight of the low dynamic range expansion exponent ELDR(p) equal to (1??in), wherein the weight ?in of the high dynamic range expansion exponent EHDR(p) is proportional to a difference between the target peak luminance LT of the target display device and the low peak luminance LLDR, this difference being scaled by another difference between the high peak luminance LHDR and the low peak luminance LLDR,
applying obtained target expansion exponent ET(p) to low dynamic range luminance values YLDR or to low pass filtered luminance values of said low dynamic range version of said image, resulting in target luminance values YT,
building a tone-adapted version of said image based on said target luminance values YT.

US Pat. No. 10,509,946

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MATCHING SIGNATURES ON THE BASIS OF MOTION SIGNATURE INFORMATION

Hangzhou Zhileng Technolo...

1. A system for electrically coupling two electronic devices separated from one another comprising:a first electronic device having a body dimensioned to be manipulated by a user in three-dimensional space along a trajectory, a MEMS sensor connected to the body and capable of generating a first signal representative of the speed and direction of movement of the first electronic device to define MEMS data, a processor, a memory for storing computer readable instructions when executed by the processor encodes the first signal into a first motion signature according to a first encoding technique, and a transmitter for electronically transmitting the first motion signature to a matching unit;
a second electronic device having a video camera focused on an area for remotely capturing image data of the first electronic device at various points in the trajectory, a processor, a memory for storing computer readable instructions when executed by the processor generates a second signal representative of the image data and encodes the second signal into a second motion signature according to a second encoding technique, and a transmitter for electronically transmitting the second motion signature to a matching unit; and
the matching unit on the first electronic device or the second electronic device and having a receiver for receiving the first motion signature and the second motion signature, a processor, a memory storing computer readable instructions when executed by the processor compares the first motion signature and the second motion signature based on at least two parameters of image line segment feature, image closed contour feature, speed, direction, and trend of the trajectory, and upon finding a match, couples the first electronic device to the second electronic device for a user to control the second electronic device using the first electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,509,786

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MATCHING ELECTRONIC ACTIVITIES WITH RECORD OBJECTS BASED ON ENTITY RELATIONSHIPS

People.ai, Inc., San Fra...

1. A method comprising:accessing, by one or more processors, a plurality of electronic activities transmitted or received via electronic accounts of one or more data source providers;
identifying, by the one or more processors, an electronic activity of the plurality of electronic activities accessed from one or more servers of a first entity;
identifying, by the one or more processors, a first participant of the electronic activity associated with the first entity and a second participant of the electronic activity associated with a second entity;
parsing, by the one or more processors, the electronic activity to extract data for matching the electronic activity to one or more record objects of a system of record of the first entity;
responsive to parsing the electronic activity:
determining, by the one or more processors, whether a record object identifier indicating a relationship between the first entity and the second entity is included in the electronic activity;
responsive to determining that the record object identifier is included in the electronic activity:
identifying, by the one or more processors, using the record object identifier, a first record object of the system of record that includes an instance of the record object identifier, the first record object of a first record object type; and
storing, by the one or more processors, in one or more data structures, a first association between the electronic activity and the first record object; and
responsive to determining that the record object identifier is not included in the electronic activity:
determining, by the one or more processors, a second record object of a second record object type corresponding to the second entity;
identifying, by the one or more processors, text of a body of the electronic activity;
determining, by the one or more processors, from the text of the body, an entity identifier identifying a third entity;
identifying, by the one or more processors, using a matching policy based on the entity identifier identifying the third entity, a third record object that is
i) of the first record object type,
ii) linked to the second record object, and
iii) identifying the third entity; and
storing, by the one or more processors, in the one or more data structures, a second association between the electronic activity and the third record object.

US Pat. No. 10,509,777

EXHAUSTIVE PLACES FETCHING

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising, by one or more computer server machines:identifying a geographic tile to populate with entities; and
populating the geographic tile with entities from third-party servers, wherein the populating comprises:
sending, to one or more third-party servers, a request to retrieve entities with respect to a center point of the geographic tile; and
for each of the one or more third-party servers for which a response with retrieved entities is received:
in response to receiving the retrieved entities, computing a maximum distance from the center point of the geographic tile to a location point associated with a farthest one of the retrieved entities;
determining whether a bounding perimeter computed based on the maximum distance encompasses the geographic tile; and
if the bounding perimeter encompasses the geographic tile, storing the retrieved entities in association with an identifier for the geographic tile, wherein the bounding perimeter encompassing the geographic tile indicates that the retrieval is exhaustive;
else:
subdividing the geographic tile into a plurality of subdivision tiles;
recursively populating each of the subdivision tiles with retrieved entities from third-party servers; and
storing the retrieved entities in association with an identifier for each of the recursively populated subdivision tiles.

US Pat. No. 10,509,394

USER INTERFACE WIDGET MODELING AND PLACEMENT

Rockwell Automation Techn...

1. A method of operating a computing system to facilitate visualization of an application associated with an industrial automation environment, the method comprising:presenting a display composer interface that provides a visualization layout editor that enables a user to design a customized display layout for the application associated with the industrial automation environment;
receiving data display instructions comprising a user selection of at least one data item associated with an operation of a machine in the industrial automation environment and a data display type for displaying the at least one data item, wherein a default data display type compatible with the at least one data item is automatically created for the at least one data item identified in the user selection and the at least one data item is automatically assigned to the default data display type which serves as the data display type for displaying the at least one data item;
receiving position information that identifies where to display the at least one data item;
processing the data display instructions and the position information to generate the customized display layout for the application; and
based on the customized display layout, rendering a graphical user interface to the application having the at least one data item displayed according to the data display type and positioned according to the position information.

US Pat. No. 10,509,021

DIAGNOSING DEVICE FOR ON-LOAD TAP CHANGING APPARATUS, DIAGNOSING METHOD FOR ON-LOAD TAP CHANGING APPARATUS, AND DIAGNOSING DEVICE FOR TRANSFORMER

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A diagnosing device for an on-load tap changing apparatus having an insulating oil tank in which insulating oil is sealed, a changeover switching device that is disposed within the insulating oil tank and performs the tap changing operation of a tap winding, a tap selector that selects the tap position of the tap winding, and a polarity (transposition) changer that inverts the polarity of the tap winding or a winding connected to the tap winding,wherein the diagnosing device includes an arc discharge light detector that detects arc discharge light that is emitted at changing the tap position of the tap selector, and
wherein the degradation degree of the insulating oil is diagnosed based on the arc discharge light detected by the arc discharge light detector.

US Pat. No. 10,508,686

SECURING DEVICE AND LINEAR GUIDING MECHANISM

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH, ...

1. A linear guiding mechanism comprising:a guiding rail comprising two guiding grooves arranged on opposite sides of said guiding rail;
a movable unit; and
a securing device mounted to said movable unit, wherein the securing device is configured to be coupled to the movable unit and to secure the movable unit to the guiding rail, the securing device comprising:
a first securing portion and a second securing portion arranged at a predetermined distance from each other; and
a coupling portion comprising two support sections extending between and connecting the first and second securing portions, the coupling portion integrally formed with the first and second securing portions, and the coupling portion configured to couple the first and second securing portions to the movable unit;
wherein the first securing portion, the second securing portion, and the coupling portion define an accommodating space for accommodating the movable unit; and
wherein each of the first securing portion and the second securing portion is engageable with the guiding rail in case of a failure of the movable unit, to prevent the movable unit from coming off the guiding rail.

US Pat. No. 10,508,604

FIRING FRACTION MANAGEMENT IN SKIP FIRE ENGINE CONTROL

Tula Technology, Inc., S...

1. A skip fire engine controller comprising:a firing fraction determining unit arranged to determine and output a commanded firing fraction;
a filter arranged to receive the commanded firing fraction and output an operational firing fraction, the filter being arranged to spread changes in the commanded firing fraction over multiple firing opportunities;
a firing controller arranged to direct firings in a skip fire manner that delivers the operational firing fraction; and
a filter bypass that causes the filter to be bypassed such that the commanded firing fraction is passed directly to the firing controller as the operational firing fraction in response to at least one predetermined type of circumstances.

US Pat. No. 10,508,540

PLOW GUIDE ASSEMBLY FOR PLOW GUIDES

Caterpillar Global Mining...

1. A plow guide assembly of a plow guide for guiding a mining plow used in underground mining applications, the mining plow having at least one top guide member and at least one bottom guide member, the plow guide assembly comprising:a base member defining a bottom chain guide duct and a top chain guide duct disposed above the bottom chain guide duct, the base member including:
a top guide rail extending along an entire length of the base member, and having a substantially solid, rectangular cross-section configured to guide the at least one top guide member of the mining plow;
a first guide beam extending along a first axis, and being configured to guide the at least one bottom guide member of the mining plow; and
a second guide beam spaced apart from the first guide beam for defining a service clearance therebetween, the second guide beam extending along a second axis axially aligned to the first axis and being configured to guide the at least one bottom guide member;
a removable insert element configured to be inserted into the service clearance and to be attached to the base member, the insert element having a third guide beam extending along a third axis and being configured to guide the at least one bottom guide member, wherein, in an assembled state of the insert element, the third axis is axially aligned to the first and second axes to form a bottom guide rail extending along an entire length of the plow guide and configured to guide the at least one bottom guide member; and
a supporting device configured to support and position the insert element relative to the base member.

US Pat. No. 10,508,476

ELECTRIC VEHICLE DOOR LOCK WITH INCREASED OPERATING RELIABILITY

Kiekert Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A motor vehicle door latch comprising:a locking mechanism,
an opening actuator to unlock the locking mechanism,
an actuating mechanism to unlock the locking mechanism, wherein the opening actuator can assume a normal position and an emergency position, whereby the opening actuator deactivates the actuating mechanism in the normal position and activates the actuating mechanism in the emergency position; and
a control unit to control the opening actuator, wherein the control unit is set up in such a way that the opening actuator is moved in a prescribed cycle comprising movement from the normal position to the emergency position wherein the prescribed cycle corresponds to an n-fold number of occurrences of a non-emergency event where n is a whole number.

US Pat. No. 10,508,208

PROCESS FOR PRINTING MULTICOLOURED PRINTED IMAGES

Merck Patent GmbH, Darms...

1. A process for printing multicoloured printed images in RGB mode on a substrate, which comprises applying successively and solidifying three different colored printing inks in the form of print area units to the substrate,wherein the three different colored printing inks each consist of a printing ink vehicle which is color-pigmented exclusively with interference pigments and one printing ink comprises one or more red interference pigments, one printing ink comprises one or more green interference pigments and one printing ink comprises one or more blue interference pigments,
wherein the print area units lie alongside one another and/or one on top of the other such that a multicolored overall printed image is formed from the three different colored printing inks, and
wherein a yellow print area unit is formed by successive application of the colored printing ink which comprises one or more red interference pigments and the colored printing ink which comprises one or more green interference pigments on top of each other, where the one or more red interference pigments have a hue angle, hu?v?, in the CIELUV color space system in the range from 0° to 25° and the one or more green interference pigments have a hue angle, hu?v?, in the range from 100° to 180°, the hue angle in each case having been determined in a separate, full-area coating of the respective colored printing ink on a black substrate under a measurement condition of 45°/as 25° with a multiangle color spectrophotometer for the 2° or 10° standard observer and D65 light source.

US Pat. No. 10,507,969

MODULAR CONTAINER

Munchkin, Inc., Van Nuys...

1. A modular container, comprising:a first compartment having a first end and connected to a first pair of pivoting jaws at a second end;
a second compartment having a first end and connected to a second pair of pivoting jaws at a second end;
wherein the first end of the first compartment and the first end of the second compartment are adapted to connect together to create an elongated container having a pair of pivoting jaws at each end.

US Pat. No. 10,507,058

TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED SHORT DURATION ABLATION

Biosense Webster (Israel)...

1. A method, comprising:performing an ablation procedure on biological tissue using radiofrequency (RF) power by delivering a first level of RF power to the tissue;
measuring at respective times a temperature of the tissue; and
when the temperature of the tissue exceeds a preset maximum allowable temperature within a range of 55° C.-65° C., reducing the RF power by delivering a second level of RF power to the tissue,
wherein the first level of RF power is in a range of 70 W-100 W, and the second level of RFt power is in a range of 20 W-60 W.

US Pat. No. 10,507,012

VEIN HARVESTING SYSTEM AND METHOD

MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC...

13. A system for harvesting a section of a vessel from an incision in a human or animal body, the system comprising:a telescoping member having a first segment and a second segment, wherein the second segment is sized to fit within a lumen of the first segment, and wherein the second segment is adjustable to move from a first position in which a portion of the second segment is disposed within a portion of the first segment to a second position that is distal to the first position;
a blunt tip extending distally relative to a distal end of the telescoping member, wherein the blunt tip tapers at a distal end;
an optical path extending through the telescoping member to provide a view of a dissection area through the telescoping member; and
a cutting assembly associated with the second segment so that when the second segment is in the second position the cutting assembly is actuatable via an actuator to cut a blood vessel in the view of the dissection area, wherein the cutting assembly is disposed off-center with respect to a central axis of the telescoping member.

US Pat. No. 10,506,968

DEVICES CAPABLE OF FLUID SAMPLE CONCENTRATION FOR EXTENDED SENSING OF ANALYTES

Eccrine Systems, Inc., C...

1. A sensing device configured to receive a fluid sample, the sensing device comprising:one or more first analyte sensors for measuring a characteristic of a first analyte in the fluid sample;
a sample concentrator configured to generate a concentrated form of the fluid sample to increase a first molarity of the first analyte within the fluid sample to a second molarity, wherein the second molarity is at least two times higher than the first molarity, the sample concentrator comprising a membrane that is permeable to liquid and impervious to the first analyte, the membrane having a first surface adjacent to the fluid sample and a second surface opposite the fluid sample;
a collector for collecting the fluid sample from a body of a sensing device wearer;
a channel for transporting the fluid sample from the collector to the sample concentrator, to the one or more sensors, and away from the one or more sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,506,867

CONFIGURABLE BAG HAVING FACEPLATES

Bowerbags LLC, Savannah,...

22. A configurable bag comprising:a bag body with a first longitudinal side, a second longitudinal side opposite the first longitudinal side and a substantially central longitudinal axis;
a first zipper panel at the first longitudinal side;
a second zipper panel at the first longitudinal side; and
a third zipper panel at the second longitudinal side
wherein the bag body has a first configuration in an open position, where the first zipper panel is not directly connected to the third zipper panel and is configured to be directly connected to the second zipper panel without folding the central bag portion of the bag body in the first configuration;
wherein the bag body has a second configuration, where the first zipper panel is directly connected with the third zipper panel and the bag body is folded along the central longitudinal axis and the first longitudinal side is aligned with the second longitudinal side.
US Pat. No. 10,508,172

BINDER

Knauf Insulation, Inc., ...

1. A binder composition comprising a polymeric product of at least one carbohydrate component, at least one amine component comprising a polyethyleneimine, and at least one additional crosslinker comprising hexamethylenediamine (HMDA), wherein the ratio of carbohydrate:polyethyleneimine:HMDA comprises a range of 78:2:20 to 74:7:19.

US Pat. No. 10,512,188

LINE, ARRANGEMENT AND SERVER INSERT

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A line for a server insert for connecting a power supply unit of the server insert to a circuit board with distributor contacts, the line comprises:a first current rail; and
a second current rail, wherein
the first current rail and the second current rail are arranged parallel to each other and are configured to be secured on the power supply unit of the server insert and the circuit board with distributor contacts, the current rails have first connection elements, which are arranged in such a way that the line is connectable with another line to form a point-symmetrical arrangement of the line and the other line,
at least one plug connector is connected to the first current rail and at least one plug connector is connected to the second current rail, and
the plug connectors are each connectable to the power supply unit of the server insert.

US Pat. No. 10,512,182

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Toshiba Memory Corporatio...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:a first printed circuit board, a second printed circuit board and a plurality of devices including a nonvolatile memory package and a controller package configured to control the nonvolatile memory package, the controller package being mounted on the first printed circuit board;
a spacer with a first slit, the spacer being interposed between the first and second printed circuit boards; and
a housing accommodating the first and second printed circuit boards and the spacer, the housing including an opening on a surface constituting the housing, wherein
the first slit is placed between the opening and an encryption device among the plurality of devices and the first slit directs an air flow from the opening into an inside of the spacer,
the encryption device is present in a first region, the encryption device being a device used for an encryption process of data to be stored into the nonvolatile memory package,
the first printed circuit board contains the first region and a second region, the first region being a region that is not irradiated with light emitted from a light source placed at the opening, and the second region being a region that is irradiated with the light emitted from the light source at the opening, and
the first region and the second region are defined by the spacer.

US Pat. No. 10,512,165

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A CIRCUIT BOARD

UNIMICRON TECHNOLOGY CORP...

1. A method for manufacturing a circuit board, the method comprising:forming a first metal layer on a substrate and forming a second metal layer on the first metal layer, wherein the first metal layer is formed from a first material, and the second metal layer is formed from a second material that is different from the first material;
forming a pattern layer on the second metal layer and forming a third metal layer on the second metal layer through the pattern layer, wherein the third metal layer is formed from a third material that is the same as the second material; and
removing the pattern layer and a portion of the second metal layer, wherein a combination of the remained second metal layer and the third metal layer becomes a circuit layer, wherein the first metal layer is formed from a first metal material, and the circuit layer is formed from a second metal material of which optical reflectivity of the first metal material is different from optical reflectivity of the second metal material.

US Pat. No. 10,512,155

WIRING BOARD, OPTICAL SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT PACKAGE, AND OPTICAL SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A wiring board, comprising:a first dielectric layer having a rectangular plate form;
a ground conductor wiring which is positioned on a first face of the first dielectric layer and is connected to a ground potential, a first end portion of the ground conductor wiring extending to a first side of the first face;
a pair of signal conductor wirings which is positioned on the first face of the first dielectric layer and carries out signal transmission, the pair of signal conductor wirings being positioned along the ground conductor wiring keeping a predetermined distance from the ground conductor wiring on both sides in a width direction of the ground conductor wiring, first end portions of the pair of signal conductor wirings extending to the first side of the first face;
a ground conductor layer which is positioned on a second face of the first dielectric layer and is connected to the ground potential, a region of the ground conductor layer where the first end portions of the pair of signal conductor wirings are positioned in plan view being cut away inwardly from a first side of the second face opposing the first side of the first face; and
a second dielectric layer having a rectangular plate form, the second dielectric layer being positioned on a side of the ground conductor layer opposite to the first dielectric layer.

US Pat. No. 10,512,143

METHOD FOR COMMISSIONING LIGHTING SYSTEM COMPONENTS USING VOICE COMMANDS

Universal Lighting Techno...

1. A lighting control system comprising:a first device mounted in association with a lighting zone to be commissioned and comprising data storage;
a plurality of second devices in operable connection with the first device; and
a controller configured upon actuation of a commissioning mode via the first device, to direct the performance of a set of commissioning operations for each of the plurality of second devices, said operations comprising
providing an audio and/or visual notification corresponding to at least one of the plurality of second devices,
translating voice commands received via a microphone operably associated with the first device into device configuration data,
storing the device configuration data in the data storage and in association with an address for the at least one of the plurality of second devices.

US Pat. No. 10,512,139

LIGHTING CONTROL DEVICE, LIGHTING CONTROL METHOD AND LIGHTING CONTROL PROGRAM

PIONEER DJ CORPORATION, ...

1. A lighting controller configured to generate lighting control data in which lighting control information corresponding to a music piece is registered and to control a lighting fixture based on the lighting control data, the lighting controller comprising:an information acquisition unit configured to acquire beat position information indicating beat positions of the music piece;
a reference position plotting unit configured to plot a plurality of reference positions corresponding to the beat positions of the beat position information;
a lighting control information setting unit configured to set the lighting control information corresponding to the music piece, in response to an operation of a user; and
a lighting control information editing unit configured to register the lighting control information with reference to the reference positions; wherein
the lighting control information setting unit comprises a display unit and an operation unit, wherein
the display unit displays an image indicating the music piece and a grid indicating each of the reference positions over the image, and
the lighting control information is allowed to be set in the grid using the operation unit.

US Pat. No. 10,512,112

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING MULTIPLE CONNECTIONS OVER DIFFERENT TYPES OF ACCESS IN 3GPP SYSTEMS

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A method for routing packets from a home agent to a user equipment through a home link and a foreign link, the method comprising:determining that the user equipment is connected to a home link for the user equipment;
transmitting a binding update message from the user equipment over the home link to the home agent, the binding update message including at least a first flow identifier and a second flow identifier, the transmission of the binding update message effective to:
create, at the home agent and based on the first flow identifier, a first binding cache entry in which a first binding identifier for a home address of the user equipment is associated with the first flow identifier, the first flow identifier identifying a first flow of packets that is to be communicated, via the home link, between the user equipment and the home agent, and
create, at the home agent and based on the second flow identifier, a second binding cache entry in which a second binding identifier for the home address of the user equipment is associated with the second flow identifier, the second flow identifier identifying a second flow of packets that is to be communicated via the foreign link, between the user equipment and the home agent;
receiving, at the user equipment, a first plurality of the packets transmitted by the home agent through the home link in accordance with the first binding cache entry; and
receiving, at the user equipment, second plurality of packets transmitted by the home agent through the foreign link in accordance with the second binding cache entry.

US Pat. No. 10,512,100

USER DEVICE-REQUESTED DOWNLINK PILOTS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method for requesting downlink (DL) pilots by a user device, the method comprising: receiving, via a transceiver of the user device and over a wireless connection, a DL schedule for receiving data from a base station; determining, based at least in part on the DL schedule, a requested DL pilot (DLP) schedule, the requested DLP schedule indicating requested DLPs for transmission within a portion of the data; transmitting, via the transceiver of the user device and over the wireless connection, an indication of the requested DLP schedule; receiving, via the transceiver of the user device and over the wireless connection, the portion of the data including one or more transmitted DLPs on a transmission DLP schedule, the transmission DLP schedule being based at least in part on the indication of the requested DLP schedule; and decoding the portion of the data, the decoding based at least in part on the one or more transmitted DLPs.

US Pat. No. 10,512,077

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING FRACTIONAL SUBFRAME TRANSMISSION

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A method performed by a User Equipment (UE), comprising:detecting a message, sent from a base station, with a first information indicating subframe configuration; and
assuming how many symbols in subframe n, starting from symbol 0 of the subframe n and ending in a symbol in the subframe n which is not last symbol of the subframe n, are occupied for transmission of downlink information including PDSCH (Physical Downlink Shared Channel) on an unlicensed spectrum according to the subframe configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,512,076

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING SIGNAL IN BEAM FORMING-BASED COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting a signal by a base station (BS) in a beam forming-based communication system, the method comprising:transmitting a first transmission beam including a first reference signal based on a first transmission period in a first target region; and
transmitting a second transmission beam including a second reference signal based on a second transmission period in a second target region, the second transmission period includes a time interval different from the first transmission period,
wherein the first transmission period is shorter than the second transmission period in case that a size of the first target region of the first transmission beam is larger than a size of the second target region of the second transmission beam,
wherein a beam width of the first transmission beam is narrower than a beam width of the second transmission beam in case that the size of the first target region of the first transmission beam is larger than the size of the second target region of the second transmission beam,
wherein the size of the first target region is determined based on a first elevation angle and a first azimuth of the base station for the first transmission beam, and
wherein the size of the second target region is determined based on a second elevation angle and a second azimuth of the base station for the second transmission beam.

US Pat. No. 10,512,060

DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION COMMUNICATION SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A discontinuous reception communication synchronization method, comprising:receiving, by a terminal, whether a base station supports a capability of an extended discontinuous reception (DRX), which is broadcasted by the base station;
reporting, by the terminal, the extended DRX to a network element of a core network in response to receiving that the base station supports the capability of the extended DRX;
receiving, by the terminal and in response to the reported extended DRX, a response message from the network element of the core network, wherein the response message comprises an extended DRX support indicator that indicates that the network element of the core network supports the capability of the extended DRX;
calculating, by the terminal, a paging time by using the extended DRX when the base station and the network element of the core network both support the capability of the extended DRX; and
receiving, by the terminal, a paging message delivered by the base station at the paging time.

US Pat. No. 10,512,047

ACCESS POINT (AP), STATION (STA) AND METHOD OF MULTI-USER (MU) LOCATION MEASURMENT

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of an access point (AP), the apparatus comprising: memory; and processing circuitry, configured to:contend for a transmission opportunity (TXOP) to obtain access to a channel;
encode a first trigger frame (TF), to determine which of a plurality of stations (STAs) request to participate in a multi-user (MU) ranging, the first TF indicating orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) resource units (RUs) for the plurality of STAs to transmit service requests;
configure the AP to transmit the first TF;
decode service requests for the MU ranging from two or more STAs of the plurality of STAs, wherein the decoding is in accordance with the OFDMA RUs;
encode, for transmission during the TXOP, a second TF to indicate that the two or more STAs are to transmit uplink sounding frames in accordance with first multi-user (MU) multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) (MU-MIMO) RUs, wherein the second TF is a TF for Location (TFL), and wherein the second TF includes a TF type parameter that indicates a TF type from a group of candidate TF types that includes at least the TFL;
configure the AP to transmit the second TF;
decode the uplink sounding frames in accordance with the first MU-MIMO RUs;
encode, for transmission during the TXOP, downlink sounding frames to the two or more STAs
configure the AP to transmit the downlink sounding frames and
encode, for transmission during the TXOP, downlink location measurement reports (LMRs) to the two or more STAs, wherein a corresponding downlink LMR of the downlink LMRs comprises a reception time when a corresponding uplink sounding frame of the uplink sounding frames is received at the AP and a transmission time when a corresponding downlink sounding frame of the downlink sounding frames is transmitted.

US Pat. No. 10,512,040

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ON-DEMAND MOBILE DEVICE ACCESS

CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMM...

1. A network on-demand access method implementable by a mobile phone associated with a base station, the method comprising:receiving a wakeup signal from the base station by an antenna of the mobile phone;
deriving power from the received wakeup signal;
and
in response to a determination, made using at least the power derived from the received wakeup signal, that the received wakeup signal corresponds to the mobile phone, setting the mobile phone to an active power mode using at least the power derived from the received wakeup signal;
wherein the determination that the received wakeup signal corresponds to the mobile phone is made by:
obtaining an identification code from one or more frequency combinations comprised in the wakeup signal; and
in response to a determination that the obtained identification code matches an identification code of the mobile phone, determining that the received wakeup signal corresponds to the mobile phone.

US Pat. No. 10,512,030

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROVIDING SYSTEM INFORMATION

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for broadcasting, by a distributed unit (DU) of a base station (BS), system information in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a central unit (CU) of the BS, a first message that contains a plurality of system information;
receiving, from a user equipment (UE), a second message that contains a request for the system information;
transmitting, to the CU of the BS, a third message that includes the UE's request for the system information;
receiving, from the CU of the BS, a fourth message that includes an enumerated type of the requested system information, wherein the enumerated type of the requested system information identifies the requested system information from among the plurality of system information that was received from the CU in the first message; and
broadcasting the requested system information.

US Pat. No. 10,511,921

AUTOMATED FITTING OF HEARING DEVICES

1. A method of pre-fitting a customizable sound processing device for a user, the method executed by a computing device and comprising:obtaining a hearing map representing the user's hearing, the hearing map being obtained by:
playing back acoustic signals to the user, the acoustic signals comprising at least one synthesized or recorded spoken word;
obtaining user input related to the user's perceptions of the acoustic signals, by providing a user interface through which the user may enter the word or words which the user heard;
determining an accuracy of the user input relative to the word or words actually played back and estimating, directly from the user input and without any intervening process of user specific testing, a percentage of information transmitted to the user; and
estimating, directly from the percentage of information transmitted to the user and without any intervening process of user-specific testing, hearing map parameters within specific frequency bands so as to derive the hearing map representing the user's hearing;
establishing a virtual signal processing path in the computing device which reflects a signal processing function of the customizable sound processing device;
updating parameters of the virtual signal processing path based on said hearing map; and
passing an audio signal through the virtual signal processing path and playing back the processed audio signal to the user.

US Pat. No. 10,511,732

MOBILE SOLUTION FOR IMPORTING AND SIGNING THIRD-PARTY ELECTRONIC SIGNATURE DOCUMENTS

DocuSign, Inc., San Fran...

1. A method for facilitating electronic signatures on a client device that is operated by a signer and that is communicatively coupled to a camera, comprising:by the client device, capturing an image of a signature document with the camera;
transmitting the captured image of the signature document to a remote electronic signature service to be converted to an electronic signature document;
displaying the converted electronic signature document via a user interface associated with the remote electronic signature service;
displaying, within the user interface, a signature elements menu including options for adding electronic signature elements to the converted electronic signature document;
generating, in response to a selection within the signature elements menu, an electronic signature control within the converted electronic signature document to receive an electronic signature of the signer for the converted electronic signature document upon activation of the electronic signature control;
in response to detecting activation of the electronic signature control, capturing the electronic signature of the signer in association with the converted electronic signature document; and
transmitting the electronic signature of the signer to the remote electronic signature service to be stored in association with the converted electronic signature document at the remote electronic signature service.

US Pat. No. 10,511,354

HYBRID NODE

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method, comprising:determining a first subset of a plurality of available transmit beam forming settings of a first plurality of antenna elements of a first sector of an access node based on peer nodes that the access node is operable to communicate with;
determining a second subset of a plurality of available receive beam forming settings of a second plurality of antenna elements of the access node based on the peer nodes that the access node is operable to communicate with;
transmitting, by the first plurality of antenna elements of the first sector of the access node, a signal through a predetermined transmission channel at each of the first subset of the plurality of available transmit beam forming settings of the first plurality of antenna elements;
receiving, by the second plurality of antenna elements of the second sector of the access node, the signal through the predetermined channel at the second subset of plurality of available receive beam forming settings of the second plurality of antenna elements, for each of more than one of the first subset of the plurality of available transmit beam forming settings of the first plurality of antenna elements.

US Pat. No. 10,510,506

NARROW PROFILE CIRCUIT BREAKER WITH ARC INTERRUPTION

Carling Technologies, Inc...

1. A circuit breaker comprising:a housing within which components of the circuit breaker are disposed, the housing having an outwardly facing exposed surface;
a line terminal adapted to be electrically connected to a source of electrical power;
a load terminal adapted to be electrically connected to at least one load;
a stationary contact positioned within the housing;
a moveable contact arm assembly having a generally longitudinal axis and a moveable contact positioned thereon, the moveable contact arm assembly being moveable between a closed position in which the moveable contact and the stationary contact are in physical contact and the line terminal and the load terminal are in electrical communication via at least the moveable contact, the stationary contact and a conductive strap, and an open position in which the moveable contact and the stationary contact are out of physical contact and the line terminal and the load terminal are out of electrical communication;
an overcurrent tripping device operably coupled to the moveable contact arm assembly via a linkage assembly and adapted to move the moveable contact arm assembly to the open position upon detection of an overcurrent situation;
a resetting mechanism, actuation of which is adapted to, when the moveable contact arm assembly is in the open position, move the moveable contact arm assembly to the closed position, the resetting mechanism extending from, or being accessible through, the outwardly facing exposed surface of the housing; and
an arc splitter adapted to quench an arc created between the stationary contact and the moveable contact as the stationary contact and the moveable contact are moveable into and/or out of contact with one another;
wherein the outwardly facing exposed surface of the housing generally defines an exposed surface plane, and wherein the longitudinal axis of the moveable contact arm assembly is generally orthogonal with respect to the exposed surface plane when the moveable contact arm assembly is in the closed position; and
wherein the conductive strap lies in a conductive strap plane, wherein the moveable contact arm assembly moves in a contact arm plane as it moves between the open and the closed position, and wherein the conductive strap plane and the contact arm plane are parallel to, but spaced apart from, one another.

US Pat. No. 10,510,240

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR EVALUATING COMPLIANCE OF COMMUNICATION OF A DISPATCHER

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. An electronic computing device comprising:an input device;
a transceiver; and
one or more electronic processors communicatively coupled to the transceiver, the one or more electronic processors configured to
monitor communication between a dispatcher and a caller during a call related to a public safety incident,
determine a type of call based on one or more of the monitored communication and metadata received via the input device, wherein the type of call indicates a type of the public safety incident,
determine a conversational procedure based on the type of call, wherein the conversational procedure includes a script configured to be used by the dispatcher to handle the call related to the public safety incident,
compare a characteristic of the monitored communication to a constraint of the conversational procedure, wherein the characteristic of the monitored communication includes content of the monitored communication as articulated by the dispatcher, and wherein the constraint of the conversational procedure includes a list and order of content that is to be articulated by the dispatcher,
determine that the characteristic of the monitored communication is outside the constraint of the conversational procedure, and
take an action as a function of determining that the characteristic of the monitored communication is outside the constraint of the conversational procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,510,022

MACHINE LEARNING MODEL FEATURE CONTRIBUTION ANALYTIC SYSTEM

SAS INSTITUTE INC., Cary...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium having stored thereon computer-readable instructions that when executed by a computing device cause the computing device to:define a selection vector matrix that includes a plurality of selection vectors determined based on a predefined depth value, wherein each selection vector of the plurality of selection vectors indicates when a variable value of a plurality of variable values is replaced in an observation vector;
(A) select a next selection vector from the defined selection vector matrix;
(B) define a feature computation dataset based on the selected next selection vector, wherein the feature computation dataset is at least a partial copy of a training dataset with the variable value of the plurality of variable values replaced in each observation vector included in the feature computation dataset based on the selected next selection vector, wherein each replaced variable value is replaced with a value included in a predefined query for a respective variable;
(C) compute a prediction value for each observation vector included in the defined feature computation dataset using a trained predictive model;
(D) compute an expected value for the selected selection vector based on the computed prediction value for each observation vector included in the defined feature computation dataset;
(E) repeat (A) to (D) a predefined plurality of times;
(F) compute a Shapley estimate value for each variable of a plurality of variables using the expected value computed for each selected selection vector, wherein each variable value of the plurality of variable values is associated with one variable of the plurality of variables; and
(G) output the computed Shapley estimate value for each variable of the plurality of variables as a contribution of each variable to a predicted value for the predefined query.

US Pat. No. 10,509,880

AUTOMATION FOR CONFIGURABLE MIXED-SIGNAL SYSTEMS

Missing Link Electronics,...

1. A method for configuring a circuit that includes a configurable processing device connected to an analog passive circuit, the method comprising:gathering analog requirements for the analog passive circuit:
wherein the configurable processing device, includes:
a first delta sigma modulator,
a second delta sigma modulator,
a multiplexor having a first input connected to an input of the first delta sigma modulator and having a second input connected to an output of the second delta sigma modulator,
a differential signaling device, and
a flipflop having a first input connected to an output of the differential signaling device and output connected to the input of the first delta sigma modulator, and
wherein the analog passive circuit, includes:
a first reference voltage connected to a first input of the differential signaling device,
a first resistor connected between an output of the multiplexor and an analog output line, wherein the analog output line is also connected to a second input of the differential signaling device,
a capacitor connected between a second reference voltage and the analog output line, and
a second resistor connected between an analog input line and the second input of the differential signaling device;
receiving a simulation model of the first delta-sigma modulator;
performing a simulation based on the simulation model of the first delta-sigma modulator to obtain parameter settings for the circuit;
synthesizing the description of the circuit to produce configuration information for the circuit, including using the obtained parameter settings to configure the circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,508,642

ROTOR BLADE PITCH ARRANGEMENT

1. A blade pitch arrangement of a wind turbine having a number of blade shafts extending radially outward from a hub and a rotor blade mounted around each blade shaft, which blade pitch arrangement havinga toothed ring arranged at the root end of each rotor blade; and
a pitch drive unit for each rotor blade, including a driver body and a pinion realized to engage with the toothed ring of a rotor blade;comprising the pitch drive unit arranged relative to its corresponding rotor blade such that the pinion is positioned closest to the hub, and the driver body extends in a direction radially outward from the hub; anda pinion bracket, wherein the pinion bracket comprises a hub mounting interface adapted for mounting the pitch drive unit to the hub.

US Pat. No. 10,508,631

AUTOMATED WATER DRAIN SYSTEM

Clarcor Engine Mobile Sol...

1. A system for removing accumulated water from a filter assembly, said system and filter assembly comprising:a source of pressurized fluid;
a filtration chamber enclosing filter media said filtration chamber in fluid communication with a source of fluid to be filtered and an outlet for filtered fluid;
a water accumulation chamber in fluid communication with the filtration chamber through a passage arranged to allow a volume of water separated from a flow of fluid to be filtered through said filter media to pass from the filtration chamber to the water accumulation chamber;
a water detector situated to detect the volume of water present in said water accumulation chamber and generate a signal corresponding to a level requiring water to be removed from the water accumulation chamber;
an operational valve having a valve member arranged to selectively close the passage and permit pressurized fluid to enter the water accumulation chamber while said passage is closed;
an outlet valve operable for releasing fluid from the water accumulation chamber when exposed to a pre-determined pressure in said water accumulation chamber;
a pressure line communicating said pressurized fluid to the operational valve; and
a control circuit responsive to said signal to deliver pressurized fluid to said operational valve through said pressure line;
wherein pressurized fluid delivered to said operational valve moves said valve member to close the passage, separating said filtration chamber from said water accumulation chamber, while pressurized fluid passing through said operational valve produces said pre-determined pressure in said water accumulation chamber and forces water through said outlet valve, reducing the volume of water in said water accumulation chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,508,606

METHOD AND SYSTEMS FOR AIRFLOW CONTROL

GE Global Sourcing LLC, ...

1. A controller configured to respond to one or more of intake manifold air temperature (MAT), intake air flow rate, or a sensed or estimated intake oxygen fraction by changing an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) amount to maintain particulate matter (PM) and NOx within a range, and then further adjusting the EGR amount based on NOx sensor feedback by determining a brake-specific NOx concentration based on the NOx sensor feedback and adjusting the EGR amount based on a difference between the brake-specific NOx concentration and a reference NOx concentration.

US Pat. No. 10,508,508

QUICK RELEASE DIE BLOCK SYSTEM

Nabors Drilling Technolog...

1. A quick release die block system, comprising:a die block support;
a die block releasably coupled to the die block support; and
a lock mechanism operable with the die block support and the die block, the lock mechanism comprising one or more lock pins moveably supported, and adapted to releasably secure the die block to the die block support, the lock mechanism further comprising a lock mechanism interface that is accessible via a passage in the die block.

US Pat. No. 10,508,391

CONSTRUCTION MACHINE

Hamm AG, Tirschenreuth (...

1. A construction machine, comprising:a system area rotatable about an axis of rotation with respect to a machine frame,
on the rotatable system area: at least one sensor, a data transmission unit with at least one transmission antenna, and a first data transmission arrangement for transmitting data from the at least one sensor to the data transmission unit,
on the machine frame: a data receiving unit with at least one receiving antenna, a data evaluation system, and a second data transmission arrangement for transmitting data from the data receiving unit to the data evaluation system,
wherein the data transmission unit has at least two transmission antennas and/or the data receiving unit has at least two receiving antennas,
wherein a direct voltage power supply arrangement is provided for supplying the at least one sensor and the data transmission unit with electrical power,
wherein the direct voltage power supply arrangement comprises an induction power transmission arrangement for wireless power transmission into the rotatable system area, wherein the induction power transmission arrangement comprises a transmission arrangement with at least one transmission coil and a receiving arrangement comprises at least one receiver coil on the rotatable system area.

US Pat. No. 10,507,942

FORM-FILL-SEAL MACHINE AND BAG-MAKING PACKAGING MACHINE

ISHIDA CO., LTD., Kyoto ...

1. A form-fill-seal machine for filling and hermetically sealing dry contents in a tube-shaped packaging material, the form-fill-seal machine comprising:transverse sealing members for transverse-sealing the packaging material in the widthwise direction and forming a bag, the transverse sealing members being configured to move into contact with the packaging material during formation of the bag;
gas removal members arranged below the transverse sealing members, the gas removal members being moved into contact with the bag just prior to sealing of an upper edge by the transverse sealing members, and discharging a gas upwardly from the bag;
a movement mechanism for moving the gas removal members, switching the position of the gas removal members between at least a first position and a second position with respect to the transverse sealing members; and
a control mechanism that, in a time slot just prior to the start of a transverse sealing action performed by the transverse sealing members, changes the timing of switching between the first position and the second position, and adjusts the amount of gas discharged from the bag,
wherein the control mechanism, at a first switching time, switches the position of the gas removal members from the first position to the second position, increasing the amount of gas discharged from the bag; and, at a second switching time, switches the position of the gas removal members from the second position to the first position, decreasing the amount of gas discharged from the bag; and
the control mechanism sets the first switching time to precede the second switching time, and sets the second switching time to precede the time at which the transverse sealing action performed by the transverse sealing member commences, the control mechanism being configured to control the amount of gas discharged from the bag by making adjustments to the duration of the period for which the gas removal members are at the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,507,552

SOLDER MATERIAL AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

NIHON DEMPA KOGYO CO., LT...

1. A solder material, comprising:an alloy of at least five elements including Sn, Cu, Sb, In, and 20 mass % or less of Ag, wherein
a solidus temperature of the solder material is higher than 290° C., a liquidus temperature of the solder material is 379° C. or less and is higher than the solidus temperature, and a temperature difference between the liquidus temperature and the solidus temperature is 70° C. or less, and
the solder material includes 36 to 40 mass % of Sn, 34 to 38 mass % of Sb, 4 to 6 mass % of Cu, 4 to 6 mass % of In, a remaining portion of Ag, and inevitable impurities.

US Pat. No. 10,507,500

BIOSAFETY CABINET WITH VERSATILE EXHAUST SYSTEM

LABCONCO CORPORATION, Ka...

1. A biosafety cabinet comprising:a frame defining an enclosed work area, said frame having a back wall and defining a front access opening for user access to the work area;
a work surface positioned along a bottom of the work area extending from adjacent the front access opening to said back wall;
one or more intake openings positioned along the front access opening in front of said work surface;
a recirculation duct in fluid flow communication with said intake openings;
a supply filter in fluid flow communication with said recirculation duct;
a supply blower positioned upstream from said supply filter in fluid flow communication with said recirculation duct, wherein said supply blower is adapted to supply filtered down flow air to the work area;
one or more exhaust openings extending along a portion of the work surface, wherein at least one of said one or more exhaust openings is positioned adjacent the front access opening rearward of the intake openings;
an exhaust duct in fluid flow communication with said exhaust openings, wherein said exhaust duct is separate from said recirculation duct and configured such that down flow air entering the exhaust duct through said one or more exhaust openings remains separate from down flow or recirculating air flowing through said recirculation duct; and
an exhaust filter in fluid flow communication with said exhaust duct.

US Pat. No. 10,507,443

MIXING APPARATUS AND SYSTEM

SURFACE TO SURFACE INC., ...

1. A mixing apparatus configured to breakdown and mix a semi-solid material with a treatment additive to absorb and capture liquid in the semi-solid material, and thereby discharge a mixture that will become a low slump material, the mixing apparatus comprising:a housing defining a primary chamber;
an inlet provided on the housing for receiving the semi-solid material and the treatment additive into the mixing apparatus;
an outlet provided on the housing for discharging the mixture from the mixing apparatus, the outlet being disposed vertically below the inlet;
a plurality of rotating shafts arranged within the primary chamber horizontally relative to an operating position of the mixing apparatus and perpendicular to a flow path of the semi-solid material and the treatment additive through the primary chamber from the inlet to the outlet, each rotating shaft being vertically spaced from another of the rotating shafts along the flow path; and
a plurality of flailing fixtures movably attached to each of the plurality of rotating shafts, with each flailing fixture having a disrupter end that moves about freely relative to its respective rotating shaft,
wherein the housing is constructed in such a manner as to route the semi-solid material and the treatment additive along the flow path onto each of the rotating shafts that transversely cross the primary chamber to thereby be engaged by the plurality of flailing fixtures respectively thereon, and
wherein each of the plurality of flailing fixtures is configured to flail and make contact with the semi-solid material and the treatment additive due to centrifugal force and momentum provided by the respective rotating shaft to thereby enhance the breakdown and mixing action within the primary chamber of the mixing apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,507,274

FLOW THROUGH HEATER

Watlow Electric Manufactu...

1. An electrical heating device for medical equipment, the electrical heating device comprising:a conducting body that is electrically conductive and that forms a channel therethrough for fluid travel;
a base dielectric layer disposed on the conducting body;
a heater surrounding the base dielectric layer and the conducting body;
a top dielectric layer disposed on the heater; and
a protection housing that is preformed and that defines a cavity to receive the top dielectric layer and the heater in the cavity, the base dielectric layer and the top dielectric layer jointly enclosing the heater such that
no portion of the heater is exposed from the base dielectric layer and the top dielectric layer, wherein the protection housing defines side pieces that are in direct contact with the conducting body.

US Pat. No. 10,512,195

SERVER DEVICE WITH CAPACITIVE CIRCUIT

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A system, comprising:a server device including:
a printed circuit assembly (PCA) that includes electronic components;
a capacitive liquid detection circuit that is located on the PCA and surrounds at least one of the electronic components to detect a presence of liquid on the PCA; and
a baseboard management controller unit (BMC);
wherein the capacitive liquid detection circuit is to notify the BMC responsive to detecting the presence of liquid, and
the BCM is to send a signal to a computing device responsive to being notified by the capacitive liquid detection circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,512,191

RELOCATION MODULE FOR PATIENT MONITORS AND SURGICAL EQUIPMENT

1. A module for housing unrelated electronic and electromechanical surgical equipment and for managing waste heat during surgery, the module comprising:a lower section configured to house unrelated waste heat-producing electronic and electromechanical surgical equipment;
a tower-like upper section located on top of the lower section;
a cowling that substantially confines waste heat generated by the unrelated waste heat-producing electronic and electromechanical surgical equipment; and
an air inlet vent configured to allow air to enter and cool the unrelated waste heat-producing electronic and electromechanical equipment storable in the lower section,
wherein the tower-like upper section serves as a chimney allowing a convection current of waste heat to rise within the tower-like upper section and be discharged from outlet vents located near the top of the tower-like upper section.

US Pat. No. 10,512,186

WIRE BUNCHING DEVICE, BACKLIGHT MODULE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A wire bunching device, comprising:a base; and
a top cap connected with the base to form a hollow structure running through the wire bunching device in a first direction; wherein
the hollow structure is used for a wire material to pass through,
an inner wall of the hollow structure at least comprises a first portion formed by the top cap and a second portion formed by the base,
the first portion and the second portion are respectively disposed to extend from one end of the hollow structure to the other end in the first direction,
wherein the base is provided thereon with an engagement structure, and the engagement structure is configured to match connection with a connection structure of a backplane, and
wherein the engagement structure is a groove, and the groove is provided in at least one of an outer side wall of the base and a side of the base away from the top cap.

US Pat. No. 10,512,180

SECURITY SYSTEM FOR ELECTRONICS CABINET

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. An electronics cabinet, comprising:front, rear and side walls, wherein the rear wall includes first and second removable panels, the first and second removable panels being mounted to the rear wall with securing fasteners; and
a security system for preventing removal of the first and second removable panels, comprising:
an assembly that overlies a securing fastener of the first panel and a securing fastener of the second panel; and
a locking device engaging the assembly, the locking device configured to move between locked and unlocked conditions, wherein in the locked condition the locking device prevents removal of the assembly from the first and second rear panels, and in the unlocked condition the locking device permits the removal of the assembly from the first and second rear panels;
wherein the assembly comprises an inner member that engages an engagement feature on the rear wall, an outer member that overlies the inner member and prevents disengagement of the inner member from the engagement feature and a cover that covers and protects the locking device, wherein in the locked condition the locking device engages the inner member.

US Pat. No. 10,512,168

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. An electronic device comprising:a printed circuit board having a first main surface;
an electronic part mounted on the first main surface; and
a first connection member connecting the printed circuit board and the electronic part,
the printed circuit board including at least one projection formed on the first main surface so as to project in a direction crossing the first main surface,
the at least one projection being formed outside a bottom surface of the electronic part located at a side of the first main surface,
the first connection member being in contact with at least part of the at least one projection, at least part of the bottom surface of the electronic part, and at least part of a lateral surface of the electronic part intersecting the bottom surface,
the first connection member is formed so as to entirely cover at least a top surface of the at least one projection,
the printed circuit board includes a wiring pattern formed on the first main surface,
the at least one projection is formed on a region of the first main surface in which the wiring pattern is not formed,
the at least one projection is formed at a spacing from a perimeter of the bottom surface, and
the spacing is greater than or equal to a height of the at least one projection in a direction perpendicular to the first main surface and is smaller than or equal to a width of the at least one projection in a direction extending along the first main surface and extending from the electronic part toward the at least one projection.

US Pat. No. 10,512,150

SYSTEMS AND APPARATUSES FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE ATMOSPHERE THIN FILM PIEZOELECTRIC RESONANT PLASMAS TO MODULATE AIR FLOWS

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A plasma actuator system for reducing aerodynamic drag of a vehicle by discharging plasma, the system comprising: at least one pair of thin films configured to integrate into a pair of electrodes wherein each of the thin films of the pair of thin films is composed of a thin film piezo-electric material; a dielectric configured as an insulator region to separate each electrode integrated with the thin film piezo-electric material; and a power supply configured to deliver alternating current to each electrode to provide a high voltage output obtained by the thin film piezo-electric material integrated with the pair of electrodes wherein the high voltage output is about 10 kilovolts.

US Pat. No. 10,512,146

X-RAY TUBE CASING

General Electric Company,...

1. An x-ray tube casing for an x-ray tube insert, the casing comprising:a central frame adapted to receive the x-ray tube insert therein, the central frame including a side wall and at least one passage formed internally within the side wall, the passage having an inlet end and an outlet end, wherein the at least one internal passage comprises:
a first internal passage having an inlet and an outlet, wherein the first internal passage and is not in fluid communication with an interior space defined by the central frame; and
a second internal passage having an inlet and an outlet, wherein the second internal passage is in fluid communication with the interior space defined by the central frame.

US Pat. No. 10,512,142

LIGHTING CONTROL PROGRAM UPDATE SYSTEM, UPDATE DEVICE, LIGHTING DEVICE, AND LIGHTING CONTROL PROGRAM UPDATE METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A lighting control program update system comprising:a wireless operation device that outputs an operation instruction including first wireless operation device ID information;
a plurality of lighting devices each of which stores second wireless operation device ID information, receives the operation instruction, and performs an operation based on the operation instruction when the first wireless operation device ID information included in the operation instruction matches second wireless operation device ID information; and
an update device that broadcasts a control program update instruction including third wireless operation device ID information that is identical to the first wireless operation device ID information to the plurality of lighting devices,
wherein
when the third wireless operation device ID information included in the control program update instruction matches the second wireless operation device ID information stored in the lighting devices, each of the plurality of lighting devices updates a control program stored in the lighting device in response to the control program update instruction.

US Pat. No. 10,512,132

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HORTICULTURAL LIGHTING WITH CURRENT SHARING

Illum Horticulture LLC, ...

1. A light fixture, comprising:a plurality of LED channels coupled to a current node and configured to receive a current signal from the current node; and
a processor coupled to each of the plurality of LED channels and configured to allow each of the plurality of LED channels to receive the current signal at mutually exclusive time slots within a time period during a first mode of operation and configured to allow each of the plurality of LED channels to concurrently receive the current signal during a second mode of operation, wherein the processor transitions from the first mode of operation to the second mode of operation when a duration of each of the mutually exclusive time slots are within a percentage range of each other.

US Pat. No. 10,512,128

MODULAR LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE FIXTURES

ABL IP Holding LLC, Atla...

1. A lighting system comprising:a master lighting fixture comprising:
an input for receiving a voltage;
a light-emitting diode (“LED”) driver having a first output and a second output, the LED driver configured to receive the voltage;
a first plurality of LEDs on a first LED board, wherein the first LED board has a first power connection point and a second power connection point; and
a second plurality of LEDs on a second LED board, wherein the second LED board has a first power connection point and a second power connection point;
a first external circuit having a first power connection point and a second power connection point, wherein the first external circuit is coupled to the master lighting fixture, wherein the first external circuit comprises:
a third plurality of LEDs on a third LED board, wherein the third LED board has a first connection point and a second connection point, and wherein the first connection point of the third LED board is couplable to the first LED board; and
a fourth plurality of LEDs on a fourth LED board, wherein the fourth LED board has a first connection point and a second connection point, and wherein the second connection point of the fourth LED board is couplable to a second external circuit; and
the second external circuit having a first power connection point and a second power connection point, wherein the second external circuit is coupled to the master lighting fixture; and
wherein the second power connection point of the first LED board is couplable to the first power connection point of the first external circuit, and wherein the second power connection point of the second external circuit is coupled to the second power connection point of the second LED board, and wherein the second power connection point of the first external circuit is couplable to the first power connection point of the second external circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,512,127

COOKING APPARATUS

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A cooking apparatus comprising:a heating chamber in which an object is rested;
a radiant heater unit provided inside the heating chamber and radiant-heating the object;
a convection device provided behind the heating chamber and convection-heating the object;
a temperature sensor provided inside the convection device and detecting temperature inside the convection device; and
a control panel that executes operations from signals received from input keys on the control panel, perform controlling temperature inside the heating chamber by making the radiant heater unit and the convection device operate in response to the temperature detected by the temperature sensor, wherein
when the temperature inside the heating chamber rises to a first predetermined temperature, the control panel sets an output of the radiant heater unit to an intermediate value, and
when the temperature inside the heating chamber lowers to the first predetermined temperature after the temperature inside the heating chamber exceeds the first predetermined temperature, the control panel sets the output of the radiant heater unit to a maximum value of rated output.

US Pat. No. 10,512,116

BEARER MANAGEMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Fujitsu Limited, Kawasak...

1. A bearer management apparatus configured in a user equipment (UE) configured with dual connectivity, comprising:a receiver configured to receive an indication message, sent by a base station, for changing a bearer type of a bearer or releasing the bearer under dual connectivity; and
a processor circuit, configured to change the bearer type of the bearer or release the bearer according to the indication message, wherein the indication message comprises first configuration information configured or reconfigured by the base station for a logical channel identity corresponding to the bearer, the first configuration information contains a logicalChannelldentity in an information element DRB-ToAddMod, and a logical channel identity corresponding to the logicalChannelldentity is present when the bearer type changes for UE(s) configured with dual connectivity;
or the indication message comprises second configuration information configured or reconfigured by the base station for a radio bearer identity corresponding to the bearer, the second configuration information contains an eps-Bearldentity in the information element DRB-ToAddMod, and an EPS bearer identity corresponding to the eps-Bearldentity is present when the bearer type changes for UE(s) configured with dual connectivity;
or the indication message comprises third configuration information configured or reconfigured by the base station for a Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) entity corresponding to the bearer, the third configuration information includes a pdcp-Config in the information element DRB-ToAddMod, and PDCP information corresponding to the pdcp-Config is present when the bearer type changes for UE(s) configured with dual connectivity.

US Pat. No. 10,512,095

USER EQUIPMENT AND METHODS OF BEARER OPERATION FOR CARRIER AGGREGATION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a user equipment (UE) configured for dual connectivity with a Master evolved Node-B (MeNB) and a Secondary evolved Node-B (SeNB), the apparatus comprising:processing circuitry configured to:
decode downlink traffic packets received from the MeNB and from the SeNB as part of a split data radio bearer (DRB), wherein the split DRB is associated with two radio link control (RLC) entities;
decode a Radio Resource Control (RRC) signaling received from the MeNB, the RRC signalling including a first indicator specifying whether the UE is to transmit uplink traffic packets on a Secondary Cell Group (SCG) supported by the SeNB, and a second indicator specifying a Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) timer for reordering downlink traffic packets received out of sequence as part of the split DRB; and
based at least partly on the first indicator, encode the uplink traffic packets for transmission to a Master Cell Group (MCG) supported by the MeNB or the SCG as part of the split DRB; and
memory coupled to the processing circuitry, the memory configured to store the first and second indicators.

US Pat. No. 10,512,093

SERVICE-SPECIFIC SCHEDULING IN CELLULAR NETWORKS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of transmitting data on a radio interface of a cellular network, the method comprising:in a configuration mode executed prior to a need for transmitting the data on the radio interface:
receiving at least one configuration message, the at least one configuration message indicating a predetermined first allocation scheme of radio resources on the radio interface, a predetermined second allocation scheme of radio resources on the radio interface, and a service-specific level of interference threshold; and
storing, in a memory, the first allocation scheme, the second allocation scheme, and the service-specific level of interference threshold;
based on a service associated with the data, establishing the service-specific level of interference threshold of the service, and further establishing a level of interference value present on the radio interface;
based on the service-specific level of interference threshold and further based on the level of interference value, selecting between the first allocation scheme and the second allocation scheme; and
transmitting the data on the radio interface employing radio resources indicated by the selected one of the first allocation scheme and the second allocation scheme.

US Pat. No. 10,512,084

MASTER NODE AND A METHOD THEREIN FOR HANDLING CONNECTIONS TO SLAVE DEVICES

Telefonaktiebolaget L M E...

1. A method performed by a master node for handling connections to slave devices, which connections are Bluetooth connections, and which master node and slave devices operate in a Bluetooth communication system, the method comprising:allocating to a first group of slave devices a first set of channels;
allocating to a second group of slave devices a second set of channels where the first set of channels relates to a first part of a frequency band supported by the master node and the second set of channels relates to a second part of the frequency band that is different from the first part of the frequency band;
assigning to the first group a first connection, between the master node and a first slave device, to use channels comprised in the first set of channels;
attenuating, using a first filter, for the first connection in the first group, signals relating to any other group of slave devices being allocated a set of channels, including the second group;
assigning to the second group a second connection, between the master node and a second slave device, to use channels comprised in the second set of channels; and
attenuating, using a second filter, for the second connection in the second group, signals related to any other group of slave devices being allocated a set of channels, including the first group;
wherein the master node includes one or more antennas each connected to at least one of a first antenna and a second antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,512,082

MULTICARRIER TECHNIQUES FOR WIRELESS SYSTEMS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:circuitry to perform carrier aggregation to aggregate two or more wireless carriers of a multicarrier wireless communications system, each of the two or more aggregated wireless carriers to utilize a different portion of radio frequency spectrum, the two or more aggregated wireless carriers to include a primary wireless carrier and a secondary wireless carrier, the secondary wireless carrier to comprise a different amount of channel bandwidth than the primary wireless carrier, the primary wireless carrier to utilize a first portion of radio frequency spectrum, the secondary wireless carrier to utilize a second portion of radio frequency spectrum, wherein the first and second portions comprise contiguous portions of radio frequency spectrum; and
a wireless transceiver to communicate information over the aggregated wireless carriers using orthogonal frequency division multiplexing symbols.

US Pat. No. 10,512,078

RADIO COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A first radio communication apparatus, comprising:circuitry configured to:
control radio communication with a second radio communication apparatus which is a transmission destination;
hierarchize first information for communication by the second radio communication apparatus,
wherein the second radio communication apparatus assigns a first radio resource to the first radio communication apparatus;
control addition of the hierarchized first information to a first frame within such a range that transmission of the first frame is possible based on the assigned first radio resource;
store second information related to the hierarchization in at least one of a header of the first frame or a field within a body of the first frame; and
transmit the first frame to the second radio communication apparatus based on the assigned first radio resource, wherein the transmitted first frame includes the hierarchized first information added within the range.

US Pat. No. 10,512,074

UPLINK (UL) MULTI-USER (MU) FEEDBACK USING HIGH-EFFICIENCY (HE) LONG TRAINING FIELDS IN A WIRELESS LOCAL-AREA NETWORK

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a station comprising memory; and processing circuitry couple to the memory, the processing circuitry configured to:in response to decoding an availability trigger frame from the access point, the availability trigger frame comprising a feedback type field and a mapping field, determine a resource unit (RU) based on a value of an association identification (AID) of the station and a value of the mapping field, encode a response to the availability trigger frame in accordance with the RU, wherein the RU comprises a plurality of tones of a high-efficiency long training field (HE-LTF); and
configure the station to transmit the response to the access point in accordance with orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA).

US Pat. No. 10,512,058

ACCESS POINT ASSOCIATION AND TRACKING OF PHYSICAL ADDRESSES

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A system adapted for tracking device and access point geographic locations, the system comprising:at least one hardware processor; and
at least one memory device, including instructions, which when executed, cause the hardware processor to perform operations comprising:
receiving, from a device, access point identification information, wherein the access point identification information identifies an access point of a wireless network that the device is connected to, and wherein the access point identification information is communicated to the system from the device via network connectivity provided by the wireless network;
validating, in a list of geographically associated wireless networks, the access point identification information;
generating an indication of an assigned geographic location corresponding to the access point;
communicating the indication of the assigned geographic location to the device; and
facilitating a communication session with the device using a communications service, based on use of the indication of the assigned geographic location by the device, to enable the communication session to become associated with the assigned geographic location in the communications service, wherein data for the communication session is transmitted between the communications service and the device using the wireless network and the network connectivity.

US Pat. No. 10,512,055

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ASSIGNING MOBILE SUBSCRIBER IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION TO MULTIPLE DEVICES ACCORDING TO LOCATION

1. A device, comprising:a processing system including a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, the operations comprising:
assigning a first international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) to a first communication device;
assigning the first IMSI to a second communication device for a registration service area;
responsive to a first determination that the first communication device is not authorized to use the first IMSI in the registration service area, transmitting instructions to a first registration function server, wherein the instructions enable the second communication device to register in the registration service area with the first IMSI;
identifying a second registration function server in another registration service area, wherein a communication service area comprises the registration service area and the another registration service area; and
transmitting instructions to the second registration function server, wherein the instructions enable the first communication device to register in the another registration service area with the first IMSI.

US Pat. No. 10,512,039

DEVICE-DRIVEN POWER SCALING IN ADVANCED WIRELESS MODEM ARCHITECTURES

MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. L...

1. A method, comprising:negotiating, by a processor of a communication apparatus with time-varying peak processing capability during active operations, with a wireless network to which the communication apparatus is communicatively connected to select one of a plurality of temporary capability states ranging between zero and peak performance of the communication apparatus; and
initiating, by the processor, a capability state change such that the communication apparatus enters the selected temporary capability state of the plurality of temporary capability states from a current temporary capability state of the plurality of temporary capability states,
wherein the selected temporary capability state determines a peak processing capability of the communication apparatus,
wherein a lifetime of the selected temporary capability state exceeds a control information period used by the wireless network to dynamically schedule data transmissions with the communication apparatus, and
wherein the data transmissions between the communication apparatus and the wireless network are constrained according to the selected temporary capability state.

US Pat. No. 10,512,027

ON-DEMAND REQUEST FOR SYSTEM INFORMATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for requesting system information, comprising:transmitting a request using a preamble for indicating at least one system information block group, each of which comprises one or more system information blocks, from a user terminal to a network node, wherein the one or more system information blocks are grouped according to a feature of the one or more system information blocks; and
receiving one or more system information block groups from the network node, wherein the one or more system information block groups comprise the at least one system information block group.

US Pat. No. 10,512,001

METHOD FOR REARRANGING GATEWAY AND METHOD FOR GENERATING DEDICATED BEARER

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of relocating a gateway, the method performed by a node, which is in charge of a control plane, for a user equipment (UE) in a mobile communication network, and the method comprising:receiving a tracking area update (TAU) request message from the UE while the UE performs a handover,
wherein the TAU request message comprises capability information indicating that both the UE and another party communicating with the UE have a capability to support a relocation of the gateway;
determining to relocate a gateway appropriate for the UE based on (i) the UE performing the handover and (ii) that both the UE and the other party communicating with the UE have the capability to support the relocation of the gateway; and
delivering a relocation indication to the UE on the basis of the determination.

US Pat. No. 10,511,977

SPECTRUM ACCESS SHARING FRONT-END PROCESSOR FOR MOBILE MANAGEMENT ENTITIES

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a front-end processor of a mobile management entity, a spectrum allocation message that indicates a spectrum allocation for implementation by a carrier network, wherein the mobile management entity is hosted by a computing resource that comprises a processor;
identifying, by the front-end processor of the mobile management entity, an eNodeB that is controlled by the mobile management entity;
generating, by the front-end processor of the mobile management entity and based on the spectrum allocation message, a signaling command comprising data that indicates the spectrum allocation; and
sending, by the mobile management entity, the signaling command to the eNodeB to initiate implementation of the spectrum allocation indicated by the spectrum allocation message.

US Pat. No. 10,511,976

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RADIO COMMUNICATION

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A method for radio communication performed in a radio terminal, the method comprising:selecting, from a resource pool including L subframes and M frequency domain resource blocks in a discovery period, NTX subframes and NTX sets of resource blocks to be used in NTX times of transmission of a discovery signal in the discovery period based on a first value n1 of a resource value autonomously selected by the radio terminal or a first value n1 of a parameter received from a base station,
wherein each set of the NTX sets of resource blocks is used in transmission of the discovery signal in a respective one of the NTX subframes, and
wherein with regard to the NTX sets of resource blocks, a value of a frequency domain shift from a second resource block set used in (j?1)th transmission to a first resource block set used in j-th transmission of the discovery signal in the discovery period depends on at least one of the first value n1 and a frequency domain position of the second resource block set in the resource pool, where j is an integer equal to or greater than 2.

US Pat. No. 10,511,966

MOBILE DEVICE, METHOD FOR DISPLAYING SCREEN THEREOF, WEARABLE DEVICE, METHOD FOR DRIVING THE SAME, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A mobile device comprising:a display; and
at least one processor configured to:
receive information,
determine whether a wearable device is proximate to the mobile device, and
in response to determining that the wearable device is proximate to the mobile device, control the display to display one of a private screen comprising the information and a public screen comprising a notification that the information is received based on whether the wearable device is authenticated by the wearable device.

US Pat. No. 10,511,680

NETWORK PROFILE CONFIGURATION ASSISTANCE TOOL

GOGO LLC, Chicago, IL (U...

1. A method comprising:receiving, from an electronic device, a plurality of data packets addressed to a location external to a local network;
analyzing, by one or more processors, the plurality of data packets to update a usage profile within an electronic record corresponding to the electronic device;
comparing, by the one or more processors, the usage profile to an access profile within the electronic record;
determining, by the one or more processors, that the comparison indicates that the usage profile is anomalous with the access profile wherein the determination includes:
retrieving, by the one or more processors, an expected proportion of data utilized by a plurality of application categories for (i) a purchased access product and (ii) an alternative access product, and
determining, by the one or more processors, that a mathematical distance between the usage profile and the purchased access product is greater than a mathematical distance between the usage profile and the alternative access product;
in response to the determination, generating, by the one or more processors, a notification indicating that the usage profile is anomalous with the access profile,
the notification generated such that in response to a user interaction with the notification, the notification causes the electronic device to launch an interface to modify an access profile parameter within the access profile that controls a network experience associated with the electronic device to be consistent with the alternative access product; and
transmitting, to the electronic device, the notification.

US Pat. No. 10,511,178

AUTONOMOUS CHARGE BALANCING OF DISTRIBUTED AC COUPLED BATTERIES WITH DROOP OFFSET

Enphase Energy, Inc., Pe...

1. An apparatus for autonomous charge balancing of an energy storage device of a microgrid, comprising:the energy storage device; and
a power conditioner, coupled to the energy storage device, comprising a droop control module for operating the power conditioner, during an autonomous mode of operation, using a droop control technique such that the state of charge of the energy storage device is autonomously driven toward the state of charge of at least one other energy storage device of the microgrid.

US Pat. No. 10,511,154

ELECTRICAL SWITCHGEAR SYSTEM

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. An electrical switchgear system, comprising:a switchgear enclosure including a plurality of compartments housing switchgear components, the switchgear components comprising at least a circuit breaker, a cable system and a bus bar system, and wherein the plurality of compartments includes at least a circuit breaker compartment, a cable compartment and a bus bar compartment that are constructed to house at least a portion of the respective circuit breaker, cable system and bus bar system;
a first side vent box including a first plurality of vent chambers in fluid communication with first selected compartments of the plurality of compartments and disposed on a first side of the switchgear enclosure, wherein at least one vent chamber of the first plurality of vent chambers is constructed to transmit cooling air to at least one compartment of the first selected compartments, and wherein at least another vent chamber of the first plurality of vent chambers is constructed to exhaust used cooling air from at least another compartment of the first selected compartments; and
a second side vent box including a second plurality of vent chambers in fluid communication with second selected compartments of the plurality of compartments and disposed on an opposite side of the switchgear enclosure, wherein at least one vent chamber of the second plurality of vent chambers is constructed to transmit cooling air to at least one compartment of the second selected compartments, and wherein at least another vent chamber of the second plurality of vent chambers is constructed to exhaust used cooling air from at least another compartment of the second selected compartments.

US Pat. No. 10,511,017

HOLLOW CARBON NANOSPHERE COMPOSITE BASED SECONDARY CELL ELECTRODES

The George Washington Uni...

1. An ion storage material comprising (a) a composite of hollow carbon nanosphere material and (b) a metal, a metalloid, an alloy, a compound thereof, or any combination of the foregoing;wherein the metal, metalloid, alloy, compound thereof, or any combination of the foregoing, is selected from the group consisting of As, Si, Ge, Ga, GaAs, Sn, Pb, Bi, Zn, Te, Sb, Al, In, Cd, Au, Ag, V, Mo, W, Nb, Ta, and Ti, and any combination of the foregoing, a chalcogenide thereof, a pnictide thereof, a halide thereof, a boride thereof, and any combination of the foregoing; and
wherein the metal, metalloid, alloy, a compound thereof, or any combination of the foregoing is located in interstices between the hollow carbon nanosphere material.

US Pat. No. 10,510,915

POROUS SILICON NANOWIRE PHOTOVOLTAIC CELL

United Arab Emirates Univ...

1. A porous silicon nanowire photovoltaic cell, comprising:a first electrode;
an p-type silicon layer;
a second electrode comprising a transparent electrode and at least one metal contact;
a photoactive layer comprising a vertical array of porous silicon nanowires partially embedded in an indium tin oxide filler, wherein each said porous silicon nanowires comprises a porous p-type silicon core coated with a layer of n-type silicon, the photoactive layer being positioned between the p-type silicon layer and the second electrode, the second electrode making direct contact with the layer of n-type silicon; and
a down-conversion layer completely filling a space between the second electrode and the indium tin oxide filler of the photoactive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,510,898

THIN FILM TRANSISTOR AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

IUCF-HYU (INDUSTRY-UNIVER...

1. A thin film transistor comprising:a substrate;
an active pattern, formed of ZnON, disposed on the substrate;
a protective pattern, formed of ZnO, directly disposed on the active pattern;
a gate electrode overlapping with the active pattern; and
a gate insulating layer, at least one portion of the gate insulating layer in a length direction being disposed between the gate electrode and the active pattern,
wherein the active pattern includes a channel therein.

US Pat. No. 10,510,582

ENGINEERED SUBSTRATE STRUCTURE

Qromis, Inc., Santa Clar...

1. A substrate comprising:a polycrystalline ceramic core;
a first adhesion layer encapsulating the polycrystalline ceramic core;
a conductive layer encapsulating the first adhesion layer;
a second adhesion layer encapsulating the conductive layer;
a barrier layer encapsulating the second adhesion layer;
a bonding layer coupled to the barrier layer; and
a substantially single crystalline silicon layer coupled to the bonding layer.

US Pat. No. 10,510,149

GENERATING A DISTANCE MAP BASED ON CAPTURED IMAGES OF A SCENE

AMS SENSORS SINGAPORE PTE...

9. An apparatus for generating a distance map of a scene, the apparatus comprising:an infra-red projector to project an infra-red pattern onto the scene; and
a plurality of stereo images sensors that are sensitive to infra-red radiation and to light in the visible part of the spectrum, wherein a first one of the stereo image sensors is controlled to acquire a first image of the scene while the infra-red pattern is projected onto the scene, and wherein a second one of the stereo image sensors is controlled to acquire a second image of the scene while the infra-red pattern is projected onto the scene;
a first engine comprising one or more processors configured to generate a distance map in which a respective initial distance value is assigned for at least some individual image elements, the first engine operable to generate the distance map by applying a matching algorithm to the acquired images, wherein the first engine is configured to apply the matching algorithm to the first and second images to generate an initial distance map;
a segmentation engine comprising one or more processors configured to apply a segmentation algorithm to at least one of the acquired images and to generate a segmentation map in which image elements are divided into a plurality of segments, wherein at least one of the first or second stereo image sensors is controlled to acquire a third image of the scene while the infra-red pattern is not projected onto the scene; and wherein the segmentation engine is configured to apply the segmentation algorithm using the third image to generate the segmentation map; and
a distance value assignment engine comprising one or more processors configured to:
assign a respective distance value to each of the segments, wherein the distance value assigned to each particular segment is derived based on the initial distance values assigned to individual image elements associated with the particular segment; and
assign to each of the image elements a respective updated distance value, wherein the updated distance value assigned to each particular image element is the same as the distance value assigned to the particular segment of which the particular image element is a part;
the apparatus further including a display device operable to display a distance map of the scene, wherein the distance map indicates the respective updated distance values for the image elements.

US Pat. No. 10,510,012

REAL TIME INTERACTIVE PREDICTION

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. In a computing environment, a method of providing predictive data predicting data values for a historical dataset, the predictive data predicting either future values for the historical data set or past values for the historical dataset, the method further facilitating improving the accuracy of the predictive data by identifying for a user, and allowing the user to select ancillary datasets that can be evaluated, using a predictive evaluation, together with a historical dataset to improve the accuracy of the predictive data, the method comprising:accessing the historical dataset;
identifying one or more ancillary datasets as being correlated to the historical dataset, each of the one or more ancillary datasets having been identified as meeting or exceeding a correlation threshold when compared to the historical dataset and filtering the ancillary datasets with a probability of random correlation to the historical dataset which exceeds a particular threshold;
displaying a user interface wherein the one or more ancillary datasets are selectably displayed such that the ancillary datasets are selectable by a user through the user interface;
receiving user input at the user interface selecting one or more of the ancillary datasets;
determining a predictive dataset by predictive evaluation of the historical dataset and the one or more selected ancillary datasets chosen by the user; and
displaying the predictive dataset to the user, the predictive dataset predicting either future data values or past data values for the historical dataset.

US Pat. No. 10,509,623

AUDIO SIGNAL PROCESSOR

TEAC CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An audio signal processorthat is connectable to an audio apparatus that has an operation switch that outputs, in response to the operation switch being operated, a reproduction start instruction signal of an audio file, the audio signal processor comprising:
a display; and
a processor that displays, on the display, a virtual switch corresponding to the operation switch, that judges a state of the virtual switch in response to a user operation, and that displays, on the display, a judgment result in association with the virtual switch, wherein:
the processor displays the judgment result as a change of a display form including at least one of a display color, a display brightness, and display form of an assigned file name of the virtual switch
the judgment result includes one of three states including normal, abnormal, and no assignment, and
the processor displays each of the three states including normal, abnormal, and no assignment in an identifiable manner.

US Pat. No. 10,509,622

AUDIO CONTENT PRODUCTION, AUDIO SEQUENCING, AND AUDIO BLENDING SYSTEM AND METHOD

SUPER HI-FI, LLC, Los An...

14. A production content server system comprising:a computing device comprising at least one processor;
a non-transitory computer readable medium, having stored thereon, instructions that when executed by the computing device, cause the computing device to perform operations comprising:
causing a content maker engine to couple to at least one content server or database, the at least one content server or database including at least one content audio file,
the at least one content audio file comprising content from at least one content source, the content including at least one of audio and video; and
receiving from a user content break parameters including at least one of a type of content, a content age or currency, a number of content articles to include, a language, a start time, a volume, a duration of a single content article or group of content articles;
retrieving at least one content audio file by accessing the production content database, the at least one content audio file selected based at least in part on the content break parameters;
attempting preparation of at least one sequence including a timing to voice start using the at least one content file, wherein a successful attempt is based at least in part on user provided priorities, one or more priorities from the content break parameters, and one or more parameters from the at least one new content audio file; and
for a successful attempt, using the sequence, processing a production break audio file including the at least one content audio file; and
for an unsuccessful attempt, returning to retrieving at least one content audio file and repeating attempting preparation of the at least one sequence using a greater number of breadth of content themes and content times than used in any one previous attempt; and
blending the at least one production break audio file with at least one other content file.

US Pat. No. 10,509,620

DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS, DISPLAY APPARATUS, DISPLAY SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

EIZO Corporation, Ishika...

1. A display control device comprising:a default icon storage section that stores a default icon;
a custom icon storage section that stores a custom icon;
a processor configured to:
receive mobile terminal identification information from a mobile terminal, the mobile terminal being physically separated from the display control device and wirelessly connected to the display control device, and
receive application identification information from the mobile terminal; and
a first correspondence information storage section that stores a combination of the mobile terminal identification information and the application identification information, in association with the custom icon, wherein
the processor is further configured to display the custom icon in a display section in response to receiving the application identification information from the mobile terminal when an event occurs in an application identified by the application identification information at the mobile terminal, if the combination of the mobile terminal identification information received by the processor and the application identification information received by the processor is stored in the first correspondence information storage section, and displays the default icon in the display section if the combination is not stored in the first correspondence information storage section.

US Pat. No. 10,509,453

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE, PARTICULARLY POWER-OVER-ETHERNET TERMINAL, AS WELL AS ADD-ON BOARD

Fujitsu Technology Soluti...

1. A Power-over-Ethernet terminal comprising a system board and a plurality of components arranged thereon,the plurality of components comprising at least one network communications port, a first plug connector electrically coupled with the network communications port, a first isolating transformer configured for the decoupling of signals transmitted via the network communications port, the first isolating transformer electrically coupled with the first plug connector, and a network communications unit electrically couplable with the first isolating transformer,
wherein the first plug connector is configured to be selectively connected to at least one bridging element or an add-on board, such that
when the at least one bridging element is connected to the first plug connector, a direct electric connection between the communications port and the first isolating transformer is established, and
when the add-on board is connected to the first plug connector, an indirect electric connection between the network communications port and the network communications unit via a second isolating transformer arranged on the add-on board is established.

US Pat. No. 10,509,426

METHODS AND CIRCUITS FOR CONTROLLING AND/OR REDUCING CURRENT LEAKAGE DURING A LOW-POWER OR INACTIVE MODE

ANALOG DEVICES GLOBAL UNL...

1. A circuit for reducing current drawn by a load from a power supply, the circuit comprising:a voltage dropping circuit to provide a controlled voltage drop between the power supply and the load; and
a feedback circuit, connected to an output terminal and an input terminal of the voltage dropping circuit, to provide a driving voltage to the input terminal of the voltage dropping circuit;
a current comparing circuit to output a comparison output signal based on comparison of a scaled copy of a current through the voltage dropping circuit and a reference current; and
a load switch between the output terminal of the voltage dropping circuit and the load, wherein the load switch is controlled by the comparison output signal.

US Pat. No. 10,508,988

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GAS DETECTION

GasSecure AS, Oslo (NO)

1. A method of operating a gas sensor for determining a concentration of a gas in a measurement volume, the gas sensor comprising a light source and a detector arranged to receive light that has passed through the measurement volume, the method comprising the steps of:during a lower energy consumption measurement period, using the detector to make a lower energy consumption measurement of an amount of light received in at least one wavelength band which is absorbed by the gas;
comparing said lower energy consumption measurement to a threshold value;
if said threshold value is crossed, during a higher energy consumption measurement period using the detector to make a higher energy consumption measurement of an amount of light received in at least one wavelength band which is absorbed by the gas; and
calculating the concentration of said gas in said measurement volume using the lower energy consumption and/or the higher energy consumption measurement;
wherein the gas sensor comprises a temperature sensor, the method further comprising using a temperature of the gas sensor to configure one or more of a length of the higher energy consumption measurement period, a sampling rate at which the higher energy consumption measurement is carried out or an intensity of the light source during the higher energy consumption measurement period.

US Pat. No. 10,508,948

TURBINE ENGINE ASSEMBLY FOR MEASURING THE VIBRATIONS TO WHICH A ROTATING BLADE IS SUBJECTED

SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES...

1. An assembly for a turbine engine, the assembly comprising:a casing and an impeller rotatably movable in the casing, the impeller including at least one vane including a tip facing the casing,
wherein the tip includes a magnet and the casing includes a first electrical conductor and a second electrical conductor, each electrical conductor being configured to generate between terminals thereof an electrical voltage induced by the magnet of the facing tip representative of vibrations sustained by the tip of the vane when the impeller is set in rotation,
the first electrical conductor comprising a first central part extending around an axis of rotation of the impeller and including two facing ends, and the second electrical conductor comprising a second central part passing through a space left by the first central part between the two facing ends of the first central part.

US Pat. No. 10,508,627

ANTI-ICING DEVICE FOR INTAKE MANIFOLD

HYUNDAI KEFICO CORPORATIO...

1. An anti-icing device for an intake manifold to prevent moisture from freezing in a blow-by gas that flows from a crankcase of an engine into a plenum chamber of the intake manifold through a gas inlet via a Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) nipple due to a temperature difference with a fresh air supplied into the plenum chamber through a fresh air inlet, the anti-icing device comprising:a guide member disposed within the plenum chamber, and for inducing the blow-by gas discharged from the gas inlet toward inside of the plenum chamber in a direction that is away from the fresh air inlet in order to retard a contact with the fresh air; and
an engaging member for fixing the guide member to the intake manifold,
wherein the engaging member comprises:
an engaging boss portion integrally injection-molded with the guide member; and
a boss receiving portion provided in the intake manifold,
wherein the engaging boss portion is configured to be coupled to the boss receiving portion.

US Pat. No. 10,507,849

BOLSTER FOR A RAILWAY TRUCK AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

Nevis Industries LLC, Wi...

1. A bolster for a railway car truck, the bolster comprising:a top wall, a bottom wall, a front wall, and a back wall;
a first pair of shoe pockets at a first end of the bolster, the first pair of shoe pockets configured to be inserted into a bolster opening of a first side frame;
a second pair of shoe pockets at a second end of the bolster, the second pair of shoe pockets configured to be inserted into a bolster opening of a second side frame;
a first center wall positioned toward the first end and engaged with the top wall and the bottom wall, and substantially centered between the front wall and the back wall;
a second center wall positioned toward the second end and engaged with the top wall and the bottom wall, and substantially centered between the front wall and the back wall;
a pair of brake window openings defined in the front and back walls by brake window walls;
a pair of lightener windows defined in the front and back walls by lightener window walls;
a bowl portion defined in a center of the bolster;
wherein a thickness of a top portion of the first center wall is greater than a thickness of a bottom portion of the first center wall proximate a first location between the bowl portion and the first end;
wherein a thickness of a top portion of the second center wall is greater than a thickness of a bottom portion of the second center wall proximate a second location between the bowl portion and the second end;
wherein the first location is arranged between about 28.75 inches and 31.75 inches toward the first end from the center of the bolster;
wherein the second location is arranged between about 28.75 inches and 31.75 inches toward the second end from the center of the bolster;
wherein a ratio of the thickness of an inner portion of the bottom wall proximate the first location to the thickness of an outer portion of the bottom wall proximate the first location is between about 1.82:1 and 2.46:1; and
wherein a ratio of the thickness of an inner portion of the bottom wall proximate the second location to the thickness of an outer portion of the bottom wall proximate the second location is between about 1.82:1 and 2.46:1.

US Pat. No. 10,507,486

SUPPORT APPARATUS FOR PART IN PAINTING PROCESS

Compagnie Plastic Omnium,...

1. A method for painting one or more components using a painting apparatus, the painting apparatus including an assembly of support members configured to support the one or more components and to move on one or more dollies through a series of stations, each support member of the assembly of support members being located on a lower portion of a substantially vertical support mast or an upper portion of the substantially vertical support mast, the lower portion of the substantially vertical support mast and the upper portion of the substantially vertical support mast being configured to be assembled and disassembled, the substantially vertical support mast forming, with at least one support member of the assembly of support members, a component support device when painting said one or more components, the method comprising:loading the one or more components to be painted on one or more support members of the assembly of support members supported by the lower portion of the substantially vertical support mast or the upper portion of the substantially vertical support mast;
attaching the upper portion of the substantially vertical support mast to the lower portion of the substantially vertical support mast via a first robot;
painting the one or more components on a painting process line;
detaching the upper portion of the substantially vertical support mast from the lower portion of the substantially vertical support mast via a second robot; and
removing the painted one or more components from the one or more support members of the assembly of support members.

US Pat. No. 10,507,311

WOUND CARE METHOD AND SYSTEM WITH ONE OR BOTH OF VACUUM-LIGHT THERAPY AND THERMALLY AUGMENTED OXYGENATION

ThermoTek, Inc., Flower ...

1. A method of treating a wound area, the method comprising:dressing the wound area with a therapy pad;
administering at least one of ultra-violet light and vacuum therapy to the wound area via the therapy pad, the vacuum therapy being administered to the wound area via a pressure switch that is fluidly coupled to the therapy pad and a vacuum source;
concentrating gaseous oxygen via an oxygen concentrator that is fluidly coupled to the therapy pad;
administering the gaseous oxygen from the oxygen concentrator to the wound area via the pressure switch, the pressure switch being fluidly coupled to the oxygen concentrator;
administering, via the therapy pad, thermal therapy to the wound area; and
administering a pulsed radio frequency signal to the wound area via a radio frequency antenna disposed within the therapy pad.

US Pat. No. 10,507,275

TUBE SET FOR A BLOOD HANDLING APPARATUS AND BLOOD HANDLING APPARATUS COMPRISING A TUBE SET

Fresenius Medical Care De...

1. An arrangement comprising:a bag containing, in solution, constituents for a dialysing fluid, a substituate, or a peritoneal solution, the constituents comprising bicarbonate in solution and calcium in solution, wherein interaction between the bicarbonate and calcium in the solution causes the precipitation of calcium carbonate particles; and
a hose set comprising a hose line having a first end, a second end, an occluding hose section, and a downstream hose section, wherein (i) the occluding hose section is configured to be inserted into an occluding hose pump of a blood treatment apparatus, (ii) the bag and the hose line are fixedly connected to one another at the first end of the hose line, or the bag and the hose line are adapted to be connected to one another with connectors, and (iii) the downstream hose section is located downstream of the occluding hose section in the hose line, the hose set further comprising:
a device for trapping the calcium carbonate particles, the device being a particle filter, situated in the downstream hose section, comprising a single inlet and a single outlet, and configured to enable fresh dialysing fluid, substituate, or a peritoneal solution to pass through while retaining particles from the fresh dialysing fluid, substituate, or peritoneal solution, thus making available, downstream of the device for trapping the calcium carbonate particles, (1) dialysing fluid or substituate for an extracorporeal blood treatment, or (2) a peritoneal solution for peritoneal dialysis, wherein a hose line section downstream and leading away from the device for trapping the calcium carbonate particles includes the second end of the hose line;
a device for limiting overpressure in the downstream hose section when the device for trapping the calcium carbonate particles is partially or completely clogged, the device for limiting overpressure configured such that when a preset maximum overpressure is exceeded in the downstream hose section downstream of the occluding hose section and upstream of the device for trapping the calcium carbonate particles due to the partially or completely clogged device for trapping the calcium carbonate particles, a fluid connection is created in a bypass line between the downstream hose section downstream of the occluding hose section and an upstream hose section upstream of the occluding hose section, and the fluid connection is interrupted when the preset maximum overpressure is no longer exceeded; and
a dialyzer, a peritoneal catheter, or an arterial or venous blood line of an extracorporeal blood circuit, connected to the second end of the hose line, and downstream of the second end of the hose line, wherein
the downstream hose section connects the occluding hose section to the device for trapping the calcium carbonate particles, and the hose set is configured for making available dialysis fluid or substituate for an extracorporeal blood treatment or for making available a peritoneal solution for peritoneal dialysis.

US Pat. No. 10,507,131

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR THERMAL AND COMPRESSION THERAPY RELATIVE TO THE PREVENTION OF DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS

ThermoTek, Inc., Flower ...

1. A combination thermal compression method for deep vein thrombosis therapy, the method comprising:thermally conditioning, via a control unit, a fluid to a predetermined temperature;
providing the fluid to a thermal blanket via a hose;
returning the fluid to the control unit via the hose;
securing the thermal blanket to an extremity of a patient, wherein the thermal blanket is integrated with a first compression device and the first compression device is disposed outwardly of the thermal blanket;
securing a second compression device to the extremity of the patient at a location distal to the thermal blanket;
providing, via a compression subsystem in the control unit, compressed gas to the first compression device to compress the thermal blanket against the extremity so as to deliver a first treatment modality to the extremity;
applying, via a DVT therapy subsystem in the control unit, pulsed compression therapy treatment to at least the extremity via the second compression device so as to deliver a second treatment modality to the patient; and
wherein the control unit automatically directs compressed air alternately to the first compression device and the second compression device such that the first treatment modality and the second treatment modality are delivered to the extremity in an alternating fashion.

US Pat. No. 10,507,053

ULTRAPOLAR ELECTROSURGERY BLADE ASSEMBLY AND ULTRAPOLAR ELECTROSURGERY PENCIL WITH ARGON BEAM CAPABILITY

I.C. Medical, Inc., Phoe...

1. An ultrapolar electrosurgery blade assembly comprising:a non-conductive blade having opposing planar sides, a narrow elongated top, a sharp cutting end, and an opposite non-cutting end;
both an active contact and a return contact located on each of the opposing planar sides of the non-conductive blade; and
a non-conductive hollow tubular member positioned over the narrow elongated top of the non-conductive blade member such that the non-conductive hollow tubular member covers at least a portion of an active contact on one opposing planar side of the non-conductive blade and at least a portion of a return contact on the other opposing planar side of the non-conductive blade.

US Pat. No. 10,506,953

OPERATION-VERIFYING WEARABLE VAPOR SENSOR

BIOINTELLISENSE, INC., R...

1. A measuring device, the device comprising:a skin contact sensor configured to measure one or more aspects indicative of whether the measuring device is in contact with skin of a user of the measuring device;
a sweat vapor sensor configured to measure one or more properties of sweat vapor of the user, the sweat vapor sensor distinct from the skin contact sensor;
a storage device, communicatively coupled to the skin contact sensor and the sweat vapor sensor, the storage device configured to store historic readings of the skin contact sensor and historic properties of the sweat vapor corresponding to the historic readings of the skin contact sensor taken at a same time; and
a processor communicatively coupled to the skin contact sensor, the sweat vapor sensor, and the storage device, the processor configured to perform operations comprising:
selecting a subset of the historic readings of the skin contact sensor, the subset selected based on the historic properties corresponding to the subset of the historic readings indicating that a target property of the one or more properties of the sweat vapor was present when the historic readings were taken, the target property corresponding to a condition related to body chemistry of the user;
adjust a threshold to be specific to the user based on the subset of the historic readings of the skin contact sensor; and
confirm operation of the measuring device based on:
the one or more aspects indicative of whether the measuring device is in contact with the skin of the user as measured by the skin contact sensor satisfying the adjusted threshold indicating that the measuring device is in contact with the skin of the user as measured after adjusting the threshold to the adjusted threshold; and
the sweat vapor sensor receiving the sweat vapor.
US Pat. No. 10,509,024

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISTINGUISHING BLOOD COMPONENTS

LABTHROUGHPUT LLC, Monse...

1. A method for measuring concentrations of blood cell components, the method comprising:obtaining a blood sample from a subject, the blood sample comprising nucleated red blood cells (NRBCs), white blood cells (WBCs) and platelets (PLTs);
mixing the blood sample with a non-lysing aqueous solution to form a sample mixture comprising a predetermined tonicity;
passing the sample mixture through a flow cell;
emitting light towards the flow cell;
measuring an amount of light absorbed by the NRBCs;
measuring an amount of light scattered by WBCs and PLTs; and
determining a concentration of each of the NRBCs, WBCs and PLTs present in the sample mixture based on the measured amount of light absorbed by the NRBCs and scattered by the WBCs and PLTs,
wherein the sample mixture does not comprise a dye.
US Pat. No. 10,507,598

METHOD OF RECYCLING CARBON FIBER PREPREG WASTE AND TRANSPARENT THERMOPLASTIC WASTE

United Arab Emirates Univ...

1. A method of recycling carbon fiber prepreg waste and transparent thermoplastic waste, comprising the steps of:shredding a volume of transparent thermoplastic waste;
shredding a volume of carbon fiber prepreg waste, wherein the carbon fiber prepreg waste includes a colored backing film;
filling a mold with the shredded volume of transparent thermoplastic waste;
inserting and compressing the mold in a hot press;
curing the shredded volume of transparent thermoplastic waste in the hot press to produce a transparent sheet;
heating the shredded volume of carbon fiber prepreg waste;
spreading the heated, shredded volume of carbon fiber prepreg waste on the transparent sheet; and
hot pressing the heated, shredded volume of carbon fiber prepreg waste and the transparent sheet to form a colored sheet with a transparent layer.

US Pat. No. 10,512,201

MEMBER PREPARATION METHOD AND MEMBER PREPARATION APPARATUS

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A member preparation method comprising:a request rank determining step of determining a request member rank of a member fitted to production of a mounting board based on
board information including a mounting position of a component to be mounted on the mounting board, and
component information of the component to be mounted on the mounting board;
a fitting member extracting step of extracting a fitting member fitted to the request member rank determined in the request rank determining step in a plurality of members based on
a production plan of the mounting board, and
retained member information in which a member rank is associated with each of the plurality of the members usable in the production of the mounting board;
a use member selecting step of selecting a use member that is to be used for the production of the mounting board from the fitting member extracted in the fitting member extracting step; and
a member preparation instructing step of generating an instruction to prepare the use member selected in the use member selecting step.

US Pat. No. 10,512,189

SERVER WITH MOVEABLE SIGNAL CABLE AND CABLE SLEEVE

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. A server, comprising:a housing that at least partially defines a sled channel and a cable channel;
a sled configured to be inserted into the sled channel of the housing at a first end of the housing and travel along a longitudinal axis of the housing;
a cable positioned within a cable sleeve, the cable sleeve being mounted to the sled;
an obstruction positioned at a first end of the housing and aligned with the cable channel and the cable sleeve along the longitudinal axis of the housing, wherein
the cable sleeve has a chamfered end piece, and wherein during insertion of the sled into the housing, the chamfered end piece of the cable sleeve is configured to contact the obstruction responsive to the sled being inserted into the housing to cause the cable sleeve to rotate away from the sled and the obstruction from a first position relative to the sled to a second position relative to the sled, the cable sleeve in the second position being positioned at least partially within the sled channel.

US Pat. No. 10,512,173

WIRING BOARD

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A wiring board comprising:an insulating base having a first surface including a mounting region for mounting a semiconductor integrated circuit element and a second surface connected to an external board, the insulating base in which a plurality of insulating layers are laminated;
a power supply conductor including on the first surface:
a first planar conductor positioned in one side region around the mounting region, and
a plurality of first linear conductors protruding from the first planar conductor into the mounting region in a comb-shaped state, the plurality of first linear conductors to which a plurality of respective power supply electrodes of the semiconductor integrated circuit element are connected;
a grounding conductor including on the first surface:
a second planar conductor positioned in a region opposite to the one side region around the mounting region, and
a plurality of second linear conductors protruding from the second planar conductor into the mounting region in a comb-shaped state to be alternately adjacent to the first linear conductors, the plurality of second linear conductors to which a plurality of respective grounding electrodes of the semiconductor integrated circuit element are connected;
a plurality of power supply terminals, on the second surface, positioned in a first region overlapping with the first planar conductor in a plan perspective view, the plurality of power supply terminals being electrically connected to the first planar conductor through a first through conductor penetrating each of the plurality of insulating layers between the first planar conductor and the first region; and
a plurality of grounding terminals, on the second surface, positioned in a second region overlapping with the second planar conductor in a plan perspective view, the plurality of grounding terminals being electrically connected to the second planar conductor through a second through conductor penetrating each of the plurality of insulating layers between the second planar conductor and the second region.

US Pat. No. 10,512,147

EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION SOURCE AND DROPLET CATCHER THEREOF

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. An extreme ultraviolet radiation source, comprising:a droplet generator configured to output a plurality of target droplets along a target droplet path that is parallel to a horizontal direction; and
a droplet catcher, comprising:
an open end substantially aligned with the target droplet path;
an enclosed end being opposite to the open end;
a pipe wall disposed between the open end and the enclosed end, wherein the pipe wall includes a first pipe wall portion having an inner top surface parallel to the horizontal direction and an inner bottom surface inclined relative to the inner top surface; and
at least one gutter formed on the inner bottom surface and having a long axis extending along the horizontal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,512,129

BOOST REGULATORS WITH DYNAMIC REGULATION BAND

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A boost regulator system comprising:a field effect transistor current source having a gate controlled by a current level control signal, a source that receives a regulator output voltage, and a drain that outputs a current; and
a boost regulator configured to generate the regulator output voltage based on a reference voltage, the boost regulator including a voltage sample and hold circuit electrically coupled to the drain of the field effect transistor current source and operable to generate a headroom signal indicating a detected voltage headroom of the field effect transistor current source, the boost regulator further including a regulator control circuit configured to control a voltage level of the reference voltage based on the headroom signal, and to control a size of a regulation band of the boost regulator based on the current level control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,512,109

TRANSMITTING COMMUNICATION DEVICE, RECEIVING COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHODS PERFORMED THEREBY

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a transmitting communication device for handling communication for a wireless device in a communication network, wherein the communication network comprises one or more networks comprising partitioned sets of functionalities, wherein a first set of functionalities out of a total set of functionalities belongs to a first network slice supporting the wireless device, wherein the first set of functionalities is separated from another set of functionalities out of the total set of functionalities in the one or more networks, and wherein the transmitting communication device is a radio network node, the method comprising:obtaining information from a core network node when a Non Access Stratum Protocol Data Unit (NAS PDU) is sent to the wireless device, or from the wireless device when the NAS PDU is sent to the core network node, wherein the obtained information indicates that the first network slice is a supported network slice for the NAS PDU;
selecting a priority level of the NAS PDU based on the obtained information;
generating an indication based on the obtained information and the selected priority level of the NAS PDU; and
transmitting the NAS PDU and the indication over a signalling connection carrying NAS PDUs, to a receiving communication device, wherein the indication indicates that the NAS PDU is associated with the first network slice.

US Pat. No. 10,512,107

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING THROUGH RANDOM ACCESS

KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE ...

1. A terminal comprising a processor and that performs a random access (RA) procedure with a base station and is at least temporarily embodied by the processor, the terminal comprising:a generator configured to generate a preamble sequence using a first sequence corresponding to a first root index based on a preamble index that is randomly selected;
a determiner configured to determine a second root index using the preamble index as an input value of a root index function; and
a communicator configured to transmit a transmission sequence including the preamble sequence and the tag sequence to the base station through a physical random access channel (PRACH),
wherein the generator is configured to generate a tag sequence using a second sequence corresponding to the second root index based on a tag index that is randomly selected,
wherein the generator is configured to generate the preamble sequence by cyclically shifting the first Zadoff-Chu sequence corresponding to a 1-1-th root index in response to time alignment information of the terminal having a fixed value, and to generate the preamble sequence by cyclically shifting the first Zadoff-Chu sequence corresponding to a 1-2-th root index in response to the time alignment information of the terminal having a variable value,
wherein the base station is configured to calculate a second correlation value of a second Zadoff-Chu sequence corresponding to the second root index and the transmission sequence, and to extract at least one piece of time alignment information based on the calculated second correlation value, and to determine whether a preamble collision is present based on at least one piece of the time alignment information corresponding to the tag sequence when a plurality of terminals transmit an identical preamble sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,512,073

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IOT CONTROL CHANNEL

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a user equipment (UE) for narrowband Internet-of-Things (NB-IoT) communication, the apparatus comprising:a memory; and
processing circuitry configured to:
monitor a set of narrow-band physical downlink control channel (NPDCCH) candidates;
each NPDCCH received on an aggregation of one or two consecutive narrowband control channel elements (NCCEs), each narrowband control channel element corresponding to six consecutive subcarriers in a subframe,
wherein a first NCCE occupies subcarriers zero through five in a subframe and a second NCCE occupies subcarriers six through eleven in a subframe,
wherein to monitor the set of NPDCCH candidates, the processing circuitry is to attempt to decode each NPDCCH candidate in the set,
wherein if downlink control information (DCI) is detected in a candidate NPDCCH and if the DCI schedules a narrow-band physical downlink shared channel (NPDSCH), the processing circuitry is configured to:
decode the NPDCCH using a narrowband reference signal (NRS),
wherein the NRS is received in NB IoT downlink (NB-IoT DL) subframes carrying the NPDSCH,
wherein the NRS is received in NB-IoT DL subframes before the scheduled NPDSCH, and
wherein the NRS is received in NB-IoT DL subframes after the scheduled NPDSCH.

US Pat. No. 10,512,014

HANDOVER APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AVOIDING IN-DEVICE COEXISTENCE INTERFERENCE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method, comprising:establishing a wireless connection with a User Equipment (UE) via a first system, the first system corresponding to a mobile communication system, wherein the UE supports the first system and a second system;
transmitting a first message to a Target Base Station (TBS), by a Source Base Station (SBS), wherein the first message is a handover request message, wherein the first message includes Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) information related to avoidance of In-Device Coexistence (IDC) interference of the UE, wherein the TDM information related to the avoidance of IDC interference by the UE includes TDM pattern information, wherein the TDM pattern information corresponds to information on a subframe pattern in a bitmap form;
receiving a response to the first message from the TBS, by the SBS; and
transmitting a second message to the UE, by the SBS, for handover to the TBS.

US Pat. No. 10,511,974

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF IDENTIFYING POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS DEVICES DURING THE INTERACTION OF A USER WITH BANKING SERVICES

AO KASPERSKY LAB, Moscow...

1. A method for identifying potentially dangerous devices during the interaction of a user with banking services, wherein the method comprises:responsive to detecting an interaction between a user device and banking services, acquiring a digital fingerprint associated with the user device, wherein the digital fingerprint indicates at least one characteristic of the user device;
generating one or more clusters associated with the user device based on the digital fingerprint, wherein each of the one or more clusters are associated with at least one characteristic and a corresponding threat degree;
determining that the user device is a threat risk when a threat degree of a predetermined quantity of the one or more clusters is greater than a predetermined threshold, wherein at least one cluster with a threat degree higher than the predetermined threshold comprises characteristics of a firmware of the device associated with a geographic region and the user device being located in the same geographic region; and
responsive to determining that the user device is a threat risk based on the one or more generated clusters, blocking a transaction being carried out between the user device and the banking services during the interaction.

US Pat. No. 10,511,939

METHODS, SYSTEMS AND DEVICES FOR COMMUNICATING BETWEEN DEVICES WITHIN A CHANNEL HOPPING SYSTEM

Cypress Semiconductor Cor...

1. A method, comprising:by operation of a first device, generating sequence information for a plurality of sequential transmission windows, the sequence information including at least a channel identification (ID) corresponding to a base frequency for each window;
by operation of the first device, generating payload data for a packet and wirelessly transmitting the packet in a first window, the payload data including sequence information for a notice window later in the sequence than the first window;
by operation of an application executed on a second device,
forming and transmitting a notice packet in the notice window that includes target information that indicates a future window as a target window, the target information being different than a channel ID,
composing a target packet that includes inverse whitened data, and
transmitting the target packet in the target window;
by operation of the second device, whitening the target packet, wherein the whitening of the inverse whitened data results in a substantially sinusoidal signal when the target packet is transmitted by the second device; and
by operation of the first device, determining a direction of the second device with respect to the first device by processing the substantially sinusoidal signal.

US Pat. No. 10,511,531

ENHANCED LENS DISTRIBUTION

Innovium, Inc., San Jose...

14. One or more non-transitory media storing instructions that, when executed by one or more computing devices, cause performance of:generating one or more folded key values from a key value, each folded key value generated by folding sub-elements of the key value together;
constructing one or more addend values based on the one or more folded key values, each addend value generated by performing operations between a folded value and individual fields of a manipulation value, the folded value being derived from a particular folded key value of the one or more folded key values;
transforming a first value by performing an addition operation between the first value and one or more addend-based values, the one or more addend-based values being derived from the one or more addend values;
forwarding a network message based on an output of a hashing function, wherein either the first value is the output of the hashing function, or the transformed first value is an input to the hashing function.

US Pat. No. 10,511,307

CIRCUIT AND SYSTEM IMPLEMENTING A SMART FUSE FOR A POWER SUPPLY

OVH, Roubaix (FR)

1. A system for powering multiple loads, comprising:a voltage source;
one or more channels, each channel being configured for powering a respective load, each channel comprising:
a transistor connected in series with the voltage source, the transistor being connectable in series with the respective load, turning on the transistor causing power to be delivered from the voltage source to the respective load;
a sensor of a current in the respective load, the sensor being adapted to emit a fault signal when the current in the respective load exceeds a first predetermined current value;
a hardware latch adapted to set a latch signal when it receives the fault signal and to maintain the latch signal until it receives a rearm signal; and
a logic circuit adapted to:
receive the latch signal from the hardware latch,
apply at a gate of the transistor a control voltage causing turning off of the transistor when the latch signal is set,
receive a software command, and
convert the software command to a control voltage for application at the gate of the transistor for turning off and then on the transistor when the latch signal is not set; and
a microcontroller operatively connected to the hardware latch and to the logic circuit of each channel, the microcontroller being adapted to provide software commands for individually turning on and off the transistor of each channel and to provide rearm signals for individually resetting the hardware latch of each channel.

US Pat. No. 10,510,932

OPTOELECTRONIC MODULES INCLUDING OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICE SUBASSEMBLIES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

AMS SENSORS SINGAPORE PTE...

1. A method of manufacturing an optoelectronic module, the method comprising:mounting a singulated optoelectronic device subassembly onto a circuit substrate using solder reflow technology; and
subsequently attaching one or more optical subassemblies to the optoelectronic device subassembly that is mounted on the circuit substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,510,331

SOUND ABSORBING STRUCTURE FOR ANECHOIC CHAMBER AND ANECHOIC CHAMBER INCLUDING THE SAME

S.I.PAN, Gyeonggi-Do (KR...

1. A sound absorbing structure comprising:an outer frame including an opening;
a perforated plate member formed in the outer frame, including a metal plate and including a rear surface facing the opening of the outer frame and a front surface opposite to the rear surface; and
a rear sound absorber interposed between the rear surface of the perforated plate member and the opening of the outer frame,
wherein the perforated plate member has a fundamental resonance frequency (fp0) of 125 Hz or less, which is calculated according to the following equations:

wherein
D: Flexural rigidity of the perforated plate member,
h: Thickness of the perforated plate member,
?: Volume density of the perforated plate member,
?: Poisson's ratio of the perforated plate member,
?: Porosity (ratio of a total cross-sectional area of pores to a cross-sectional area of the perforated plate member),
r: Radius of pores,
La: Horizontal pitch between pores,
Lb: Vertical pitch between pores,
Lx: Horizontal length of the perforated plate member, and
Ly: Vertical length of the perforated plate member.

US Pat. No. 10,510,314

GOA CIRCUIT HAVING NEGATIVE GATE-SOURCE VOLTAGE DIFFERENCE OF TFT OF PULL DOWN MODULE

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. A gate driver on array (GOA) circuit, which comprises: at least nine cascading GOA units including a first to a fourth GOA units, a last fourth to a last GOA units, and at least one in-between GOA unit, with each GOA unit comprising: a pull up control module, an output module, a pull down module and a pull down maintenance module;for an N-th GOA unit of the at least nine cascading GOA unit, where N is a positive integer:
the pull up control module receiving a first control signal and a high voltage signal, connected to a first node, for pulling up voltage at the first node to the high voltage signal based on the cascade-propagate signal from (N?4)-th GOA unit; the output module receiving a clock signal and connected to the first node, for outputting a scan signal and a cascade-propagate signal under control by the voltage of the first node; the pull down module comprising a 41st TFT, the 41st TFT having a gate receiving a second control signal, a source connected to a predetermined signal, and a drain connected to the first node; the pull down maintenance module receiving the scan signal and a low voltage signal, connected to the first node, for maintaining the scan signal and the voltage of the first node at the low voltage signal after the pull down module pulling down the voltage of the first node;
wherein for the N-th GOA unit except the first to the fourth GOA units, the first control signal comprises a cascade propagate signal from an (N?4)-th GOA unit, and for each of the first to the fourth GOA units, the first control signal comprises a circuit start signal; and wherein for the N-th GOA unit except the last fourth to the last GOA units, the second control signal comprises a scan signal from an (N+4)-th GOA unit and the predetermined signal comprises the circuit start signal, and for each of the last fourth to the last GOA units, the second control signal comprises the circuit start signal and the predetermined signal comprises the low voltage signal;
the circuit start signal being a pulse signal, and the circuit start signal having a low voltage level lower than or equal to OV and higher than the low voltage signal.