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. 10,512,073

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. 10,512,070

USER EQUIPMENT, NETWORK DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING PHYSICAL UPLINK CONTROL CHANNEL RESOURCE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A user equipment (UE), comprising:a receiver;
a transmitter;
a processor; and
a non-transitory computer-readable medium including computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate the UE carrying out a method comprising:
receiving, by the receiver cooperatively operating with the processor, a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) in an nth timeslot, wherein n is a positive integer;
determining, by the processor, a first physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resource index of a first PUCCH in an (n+k)th timeslot according to a first resource index offset and a minimum index value, wherein the first resource index offset indicates an offset of the resource index of the first PUCCH, the first resource index offset is obtained from higher layer signaling, the minimum index value is a minimum index value of a control channel element that carries the physical downlink control channel, and k is a preset positive integer;
determining, by the processor, according to the first PUCCH resource index, an index of a second physical resource block (PRB) on which a second PUCCH in the (n+k)th timeslot is located, and a second PUCCH resource on the second PRB; and
sending, by the transmitter cooperatively operating with the processor, the first PUCCH and the second PUCCH, wherein an information carried by the first PUCCH and an information carried by the second PUCCH meet a preset relationship,
wherein the first PUCCH and the second PUCCH carry an uplink control information,
wherein the uplink control information includes at least one type of information taken from the group consisting of:
feedback information for a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) in the nth timeslot;
a channel state information (CSI) of a downlink; and
a scheduling request (SR).

US Pat. No. 10,512,065

FLEXIBLE CONTROL INFORMATION REPORTING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of providing uplink control information in a wireless communication network, the method comprising:mapping a plurality of hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) processes to respective locations in an acknowledgement section of a payload format of an uplink control channel;
receiving a request from a scheduling entity to transmit acknowledgment information corresponding to one or more selected HARQ processes of the plurality of HARQ processes on a current uplink control channel, the current uplink control channel comprising a payload having the payload format;
grouping the acknowledgment section into segments, wherein each of the segments is mapped to one of the HARQ processes and each of the segments includes a plurality of payload bits, wherein the request indicates one or more selected ones of the segments to include in the acknowledgment section of the payload of the current uplink control channel, and
transmitting the current uplink control channel comprising the acknowledgment information corresponding to the one or more selected HARQ processes in the payload based on the mapping, the current uplink control channel further comprising other control information in a remaining portion of the payload.

US Pat. No. 10,512,064

ALLOCATING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION LINK RESOURCES IN A CONTROL CHANNEL

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method of allocating wireless communication link resources in a control channel, comprising:receiving, from a wireless device, control information in a control channel of an uplink portion of a wireless communication link between the wireless device and an access node;
determining a first interference level in the uplink portion;
identifying a first traffic class of data in a first portion of the uplink portion that carries bearer data;
dynamically selecting adjusted resource blocks for channel control information in a second portion of the uplink portion that carries non-bearer data based on the identified first traffic class and the determined first interference level when the identified first traffic class meets a first traffic class criteria, wherein the first interference level is determined for the second portion of the uplink portion, and the adjusted resource blocks are a distance away from an edge of a subframe comprising the uplink portion, the distance varying depending on the adjusted resource blocks selected for the second portion that carries non-bearer data;
sending to the wireless device an allocation of the adjusted resource blocks in the second portion of the uplink portion;
receiving, from the wireless device, control channel information in the uplink portion in the adjusted resource blocks;
determining at a second time a second interference level in the uplink portion of the wireless communication link;
identifying at the second time a second traffic class of data in a third portion of the uplink portion;
dynamically selecting adjusted second resource blocks in a fourth portion of the uplink portion based on the identified second traffic class and the determined second interference level when the identified second traffic class meets a second traffic class criteria, wherein the second interference level is determined for the fourth portion of the uplink portion;
sending to the wireless device a second allocation of the adjusted second resource blocks; and
receiving, from the wireless device, control channel information in the uplink portion in the adjusted second resource blocks.

US Pat. No. 10,512,062

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INDICATING D2D RESOURCE POOL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a first user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:configuring a first device-to-device (D2D) resource pool, which is used out of a coverage of a cell;
receiving, from the cell, information on a second D2D resource pool, which is used in the coverage of the cell, wherein the second D2D resource pool is updated periodically;
selecting the second D2D resource pool while the first UE is located in the coverage of the cell;
transmitting D2D data to a second UE based on the second D2D resource pool, wherein the second UE is located in coverage of the cell;
upon moving out of the coverage of the cell, selecting the first D2D resource pool;
upon selecting the first D2D resource pool, transmitting a resource pool type indication (RPTI) via the second D2D resource pool to the second UE which is still located in coverage of the cell, wherein the RPTI indicates that upcoming D2D data will be transmitted on the first D2D resource pool; and
transmitting the upcoming D2D data based on the first D2D resource pool to the second UE,
wherein the RPTI further indicates a cell identity (ID) which informs from which cell the second D2D resource pool is received.

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. 10,512,060

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. 10,512,056

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NETWORK POSITIONING OF DEVICES IN A BEAMFORMED COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method for receiving device position determination, the method comprising:receiving, by a receiving device, beamformed position reference signals (BF-PRSs) on a plurality of communications beams from at least two transmitting devices in accordance with a BF-PRS configuration;
selecting, by the receiving device, at least one communications beam of each transmitting device in accordance with a selection criterion;
identifying, by the receiving device, at least one transmitting device beam pair from the communications beams of the at least two transmitting devices based on the selected at least one communications beam of each transmitting device, the at least one transmitting device beam pair consisting of one communications beam for each of two of the at least two transmitting devices;
performing, by the receiving device, at least one observed time difference of arrival (OTDOA) measurement based on the BF-PRSs on the at least one transmitting device beam pair; and
transmitting, by the receiving device, OTDOA feedback including the at least one OTDOA measurement and including identifiers of the selected communications beams of the at least one transmitting device beam pair.

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. 10,512,050

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. 10,512,049

RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD, RADIO BASE STATION AND USER TERMINAL

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A user terminal in a radio communication system configured with a cell group including a plurality of cells, the user terminal comprising:a receiver that receives target cell information to measure a timing difference from a radio base station of a cell; and
a processor that measures, based on the target cell information, a timing difference between cells,
wherein the user terminal determines a parameter,
wherein, when the parameter is a first value, the user terminal reports the timing difference to the radio base station, and
wherein, when the parameter is a second value, the user terminal does not report the timing difference to the radio base station.

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. 10,512,044

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INCREASING PERFORMANCE OF COMMUNICATION LINKS OF COMMUNICATION NODES

ISCO International, LLC, ...

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, comprising:
receiving a signal to interference noise ratio (SINR) for a plurality of channels for a cell site resulting in a first plurality of SINRs for a first time period;
identifying, as an SINR parameter for the cell site, a lowest SINR from the first plurality of SINRs;
determining that the SINR parameter for the cell site is below a threshold;
providing first instructions to the cell site to take a first corrective action, wherein the first corrective action attempts to improve the SINR parameter for the cell site;
responsive to a determination that the first corrective action has improved the SINR parameter for the cell site, determining whether the first corrective action has reduced an SINR parameter for a second cell site to below a second threshold; and
reversing the first corrective action responsive to a determination that the first corrective action has reduced the SINR parameter for the second cell site to below the second threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,512,042

METHOD FOR TERMINAL TO TRANSMIT UPLINK SIGNAL, AND TERMINAL

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for a terminal to transmit an uplink signal to a serving base station and at least another base station, the method comprising:receiving an instruction sent from the serving base station (BS) for the terminal to determine a transmit power of a sounding reference signal (SRS) for sending to the serving base station and the at least another base station, wherein the instruction includes information for either jointly transmitting the SRS to more than one of the at least two base stations, or independently transmitting the SRS to each of the at least two base stations;
selecting an uplink power control formula from a plurality of uplink power control formulas at the terminal according to whether the SRS is to be transmitted jointly or independently;
receiving respective target power values from the serving base station and the at least another base station or receiving a target power value from the serving base station that is a value negotiated between the serving base station and the at least another base station;
obtaining the transmit power suitable for jointly transmitting the SRS by:
a) using the selected uplink power control formula and the respective target power values; or
b) using the selected uplink power control formula and the target power value from the serving base station; and
jointly or individually transmitting the SRS to the serving base station and the at least another base station based on the received instruction.

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. 10,512,038

VOICE AND DATA CONTINUITY BETWEEN WIRELESS DEVICES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method to maintain continuity of a data session between a first wireless device and a remote device by relaying data to the first wireless device from a second wireless device, the method comprising:at the second wireless device:
receiving a signaling message from the first wireless device over a local connection, wherein the signaling message comprises:
a request to receive data for the data session via the local connection, and
a base station identifier identifying a base station of a wireless wide area network (WWAN) via which the first wireless device established the data session with the remote device;
receiving a first key from the first wireless device;
establishing, using the first key, a radio resource control (RRC) connection with the base station identified by the base station identifier;
receiving, from the base station subsequent to the establishing, data for the data session originating from the remote device; and
transmitting the data to the first wireless device via the local connection.

US Pat. No. 10,512,037

CONTROLLING CELL SELECTION BASED ON RELATIVE DEVICE-TYPE PRIORITIZATION

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

12. A wireless communication system configured to control base station selection, wherein the wireless communication system is configured to serve user equipment devices (UEs) including (i) UEs of a first type that support engaging in standalone service on a first radio access technology (RAT) and dual-connectivity service on the first RAT and a second RAT, and (ii) UEs of a second type that support engaging in the standalone service on the first RAT but that do not support engaging in the dual-connectivity service on the first RAT and the second RAT, the system comprising:a plurality of base stations that each support providing the standalone service on a first RAT, wherein the plurality of base stations includes (i) a first base station that additionally supports providing the dual-connectivity service on the first RAT and a second RAT and (ii) a second base station that does not additionally support providing the dual-connectivity service on the first RAT and the second RAT,
wherein the wireless communication system is configured to transmit to a UE prioritization data for use by the UE to select, from at least the first and second base stations, a base station to be a serving base station of the UE, wherein the prioritization data includes (i) first prioritization data that specifies that the first base station prioritizes serving UEs of the first type over serving UEs of the second type and (ii) second prioritization data that specifies that the second base station prioritizes serving UEs of the second type over UEs of the first type,
whereby transmission of the prioritization data facilitates UE selection, from at least the first and second base stations, the base station to be the serving base station of the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,512,033

TIMING INFORMATION FOR DISCOVERY IN UNLICENSED SPECTRUM

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications, comprising:monitoring, at a user equipment (UE) over an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band, for a discovery signal from a network entity on a downlink control channel, wherein the discovery signal comprises a synchronization signal and an enhanced system information block (eSIB) comprising timing information corresponding to a non-periodic current subframe location of the network entity in at least one or more of a system information block 1 (SIB1), a system information block 2 (SIB2), or a master information block (MIB);
receiving the discovery signal during a subframe from the network entity;
determining the non-periodic current subframe location of the network entity based on the discovery signal; and
demodulating the downlink control channel based on the non-periodic current subframe location.

US Pat. No. 10,512,032

GEOGRAPHICAL RADIO AVAILABILITY AS A SERVICE

InstrumentMail, LLC, San...

1. A system comprising:a device embedded in the system, the device comprising:
a processor;
a radio;
a memory containing instructions that, when executed by the processor, enable the device to:
determine the device's location within a specific area responsive to the device being within the specific area;
configure, in response to the device being within the specific area, a first antenna coupled to the radio to send and receive data over a wireless link;
send information, to a server, related to the device's location via the first antenna over the wireless link;
receive, from the server, configuration data over the wireless link, the configuration data created in response to the device's location being within the specific area and created based on the device's location being within the specific area;
configure, in response to the device's location being within the specific area and based on the device's location being within the specific area, a second antenna coupled to the radio to send and receive data over a short-range wireless network using the configuration data; and
receive, via the second antenna over the short-range wireless network, data from one or more connected devices, the data including locations of the one or more connected devices in proximity to the device's location estimated by the one or more connected devices.

US Pat. No. 10,512,031

SIGNALLING IN MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A method for controlling a base station, the method comprising:broadcasting first system information that comprises information for acquiring on-demand system information, wherein the on-demand system information comprises information not broadcast in the first system information;
receiving from a UE in an idle state, if the first system information comprises the information for acquiring the on-demand system information, a message to initiate a random access procedure that uses a random access channel (RACH) preamble and is configured, using the information for acquiring the on-demand system information, to act as a request for on-demand system information; and
transmitting the on-demand system information, if the request for on-demand system information is received from the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,512,015

RAN FOR MULTIMEDIA DELIVERY

Parallel Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at an upstream gateway node, a video data flow;
sending, from the upstream gateway node, the video data flow to a Radio Access Network (RAN);
receiving, at the upstream gateway node, a congestion control message from the RAN based on a request for retransmission of a portion of the video data flow at the RAN to a User Equipment (UE);
determining, at the upstream gateway node, via shallow packet inspection on the portion of the video data flow, that the portion of the video data flow is not a message containing no content and is not a request for acknowledgement to keep a connection alive; and
performing, at the upstream gateway node, flow control of the video data flow based on the congestion control message.

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. 10,512,011

CONTROL NODE, NETWORK NODE, AND METHODS PERFORMED THEREIN

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A network node located in a core network, the network node comprising:at least one memory that stores instructions; and
at least one processor configured to execute the instructions to:
perform mobility management and bearer management of a plurality of mobile terminals having attached to the core network;
receive a relocation command message from a control node coupled to the core network; and
perform relocation, from the network node to at least one other network node in the core network, of the mobility management and the bearer management for at least one of the plurality of mobile terminals in accordance with the relocation command message, wherein
the relocation command message contains a relocation policy, and
the relocation policy contains an identifier of the at least one other network node.

US Pat. No. 10,512,010

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CHANGING BASE STATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

5. A method, by a user equipment (UE), for switching a secondary evolved NodeB (SeNB) communicating with the UE in a wireless communication system supporting a master eNB (MeNB) and a plurality of SeNBs, the method comprising:communicating with the MeNB and a first SeNB among the plurality of SeNBs;
performing measurement with respect to the plurality of SeNBs including the first SeNB and a second SeNB;
determining whether predetermined switch criteria are satisfied based on a measurement result; and
transmitting, to the MeNB, a switch message indicating switching of a SeNB cooperating with the MeNB for communication with the UE from the first SeNB to the second SeNB, in response to determining that the predetermined switch criteria are satisfied.

US Pat. No. 10,511,991

ADAPTING COMMUNICATION PARAMETERS TO LINK CONDITIONS, TRAFFIC TYPES, AND/OR PRIORITIES

VID SCALE, INC., Wilming...

1. A communication device comprising:a memory; and
a processor configured to:
determine a congestion level associated with a communication channel;
determine a priority level associated with a packet to be transmitted on the communication channel, wherein the priority level is determined based on a traffic classification associated with the packet;
jointly adapt a PHY layer transmission parameter and a MAC layer transmission parameter based on the determined congestion level and the determined priority level; and
transmit the packet using the jointly adapted MAC layer transmission parameter at a MAC layer of the communication device and the jointly adapted PHY layer transmission parameter at a PHY layer of the communication device.

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. 10,511,974

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. 10,511,972

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

12. A communication method, comprising:acquiring information regarding position data or an external environment of a portable communication apparatus;
determining, by control circuitry of the portable communication apparatus, whether the information satisfies a predetermined condition that indicates a secure transmission environment;
determining whether the portable communication apparatus is in a state in which communication with another portable communication apparatus is not permitted;
in response to determining that both the information satisfying the predetermined condition and the portable communication apparatus being in the state in which communication is not permitted, changing the state of the portable communication apparatus to a first state in which transmission, of first identification information of the portable communication apparatus, to the another portable communication apparatus is permitted; and
transmitting, by the control circuitry in response to determining that the information does not satisfy predetermined condition, second identification information of the portable communication apparatus to the another portable communication apparatus, wherein
the second identification information is generated according to a hash value and a random value,
the random value is changed for each predetermined time, and
the hash value is calculated according to an identity resolving key that is known by the another communication apparatus so that the second identification information is recognizable by the another communication apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,511,962

APPARATUSES, METHODS, AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS FOR PERFORMING COMMUNICATION VIA X2 INTERFACE

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A method performed by an X2 gateway apparatus in a communication system comprising the X2 gateway apparatus and a plurality of base stations, the method comprising:establishing a respective Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) association between the X2 gateway apparatus and each base station connected to the X2 gateway apparatus:
maintaining, for each base station connected to the X2 gateway apparatus, respective association information indicating a mapping of an identifier for the base station to at least one Transport Network Layer (TNL) address for the base station;
receiving, from a source base station, over an X2 interface using the SCTP association between the X2 gateway apparatus and the source base station, when the source base station's TNL address changes, an X2 message to initiate registration with the X2 gateway apparatus, the X2 message comprising said identifier for said source base station, wherein said identifier comprises an information element based on an E-UTRAN Cell Global Identifier (ECGI) of said source base station; and
updating said association information, based on information included in said X2 message to initiate registration, to reflect a mapping to at least one TNL address of the base station from which the X2 message to initiate registration originated.

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. 10,511,950

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AN EMERGENCY LOCATION INFORMATION SERVICE (E-LIS) FOR INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT) DEVICES

RedSky Technologies, Inc....

1. A method for locating an Internet of Things (IoT) network device during an emergency with an emergency information system (E-LIS), comprising:receiving on a server application on a server network device with one or more processors an emergency message or a text-to-911 message from an IoT network device with one or more processors, one or more sensors or one or more actuators and a network connection interface via a communications network indicating an emergency event has occurred,
the IoT network device comprising an automated network device capable of automatically sensing its own physical environment to automatically detect the emergency event with the one or more sensors or the one or more actuators without operator input,
the one or more sensors or the one or more actuators of the IoT network device automatically detecting an altitude, height, depth, speed, velocity, acceleration, de-acceleration, temperature, moisture, barometric pressure or force-related pressure information from the emergency event,
the emergency message and text-to-911 message including current location information for the IoT network device,
the current location information including an E-Location Object with Presence Information Data Format (PIDF-LO) information and with Emergency Location-By-Reference (LbR) information, wherein the LbR is a reference key that is used by the server application to determine an actual current location of the IoT network device preventing eavesdropping and preventing modification of the current location information of the IoT network device during sending of the emergency message or the text-to-911 message on the communications network;
determining on the server application with the LbR the actual current location of the IoT Network device;
determining from the server application a current set of three-dimensional (3D) (X, Y, Z) geo-space coordinates for the IoT network device with the actual current location information determined with the LbR extracted from the received text-to-911 message or with the actual current location information determined with the LbR extracted from the received emergency message and with other current location information extracted from the received emergency message including audiovisual location information, Global Positioning System (GPS), Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi), Wi-Fi Aware, Bluetooth, Near Field Communications (NFC), Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications, Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM), Radio Frequency Identifier (RFID) or cell tower location information collected automatically on the IoT network device while automatically sensing its own physical environment and without operator input;
determining on the server application with the determined current set of 3D (X, Y, Z) geo-space coordinates a current physical geographic location for the IoT network device;
sending from the server application an emergency response message or a 911-to-text response message including the determined current physical geographic location for the IoT network device via a second communications network to a desired emergency response server with one or more processors; and
displaying in real-time on the server network device or another server network device with one or more processors on a graphical map the determined current physical geographic location for the IoT network device for one or more desired emergency response agencies.

US Pat. No. 10,511,907

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING AUDIO PARAMETERS FOR A USER

1. A method for adjusting audio parameters for a user, the method comprising:performing, by a processor, a hearing test of the user, wherein the hearing test comprises playing an audio and capturing an auditory response of the user towards the audio;
generating, by the processor, a hearing profile of the user, based on one or more results of the hearing test; and
adjusting, by the processor, a playing speed of the audio based on the hearing profile, thereby adjusting the audio parameters for the user.

US Pat. No. 10,511,820

PSEUDO HANDE IMAGE PRODUCING METHOD AND OPTICAL SYSTEM USING SAME

ACUSOLUTIONS INC., Apia ...

1. A pseudo Haemotoxylin and Eosin (H&E) image producing method, including steps of:inputting a grayscale interference image or a grayscale reflected image of a pathological sample to a first memory block of an information processing apparatus, the grayscale interference image or the grayscale reflected image having a first image resolution, and inputting a grayscale fluorescence image of the pathological sample to a second memory block of the information processing apparatus, the grayscale fluorescence image having a second image resolution, and the first image resolution being same with or different from the second image resolution;
using the information processing apparatus to perform a first color transform operation on the grayscale interference image or the grayscale reflected image to generate a first RGB image, and using the information processing apparatus to perform a second color transform operation on the grayscale fluorescence image to generate a second RGB image;
using the information processing apparatus to perform an image fusion operation and an intensity reversal operation on the first RGB image and the second RGB image to generate a pseudo H&E image; and
outputting the pseudo H&E image to a display unit;
wherein the first RGB image is a black-background dark green image; the second RGB image is a black-background yellow-green image; and the pseudo H&E image is a white-background pink-and-blue-violet image.

US Pat. No. 10,511,593

CROSS CLOUD APPLICATION ACCESS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computer-implemented method for a security endpoint of a non-isolated public cloud computing environment that permits data access in accordance with a non-isolated scope, the method comprising:receiving a login request related to an application, wherein the application operates in the non-isolated public cloud computing environment, and wherein the login request corresponds to a user of the application;
sending a lookup query to a directory service, wherein the lookup query includes information related to an identity of the user;
receiving a lookup response from the directory service;
in response to the lookup response indicating that the user belongs to the non-isolated public cloud computing environment:
requesting an authentication credential from a client device of the user,
validating the authentication credential, and
in response to successful validation of the authentication credential, providing an identity token to the client device; and
in response to the lookup response indicating that the user belongs to one of a plurality of isolated sovereign cloud computing environments, redirecting the client device to a security endpoint of the one of the plurality of isolated sovereign cloud computing environments, wherein the plurality of isolated sovereign cloud computing environments restrict data access in accordance with an isolated scope.

US Pat. No. 10,511,384

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR OPTICAL COMMUNICATION IN A ROTARY PLATFORM

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A system comprising:a first platform that includes a first mounting surface;
a second platform that includes a second mounting surface;
an actuator configured to rotate the first platform about an axis of rotation of the first platform;
a plurality of light sources mounted on the first mounting surface, wherein the plurality of light sources are configured to emit a plurality of light beams that diverge to form a ring-shaped light beam projected onto the second mounting surface;
a light detector mounted on the second mounting surface such that the light detector remains at least partially overlapping the ring-shaped light beam in response to the actuator rotating the first platform;
a device coupled to the first platform; and
a controller configured to:
receive data from the device,
modulate an electrical signal based on the received data to form a modulated electrical signal, and
cause transmission of the modulated electrical signal for receipt by the plurality of light sources, wherein the plurality of light sources modulate the ring-shaped light beam based on the modulated electrical signal.

US Pat. No. 10,511,168

INTELLIGENT CURRENT LEAD DEVICE AND OPERATIONAL METHODS THEROF

1. A current lead device adapted to selectively provide electrical continuity and thermal continuity between at least one power source in a first temperature reservoir at a first temperature and at least one device in a second temperature reservoir at a second temperature, the current lead device comprising:a vessel having a first end and a second end, the vessel enclosing an environment,
an upper electrical connection at the first end of the vessel, the upper electrical connection having a first end disposed outside of the vessel and a second end disposed inside of the vessel, the upper electrical connection adapted to electrically connect to the at least one power source at the first end of the upper electrical connection,
an upper voltage bushing that electrically isolates the upper electrical connection from the vessel,
an upper electrical bus electrically connected to the second end of the upper electrical connection,
current elements, where each of the current elements have a first end and a second end, the first end selectively electrically engaged with the upper electrical bus,
a lower electrical bus selectively electrically engaged with the second end of the current elements,
a lower electrical connection at the second end of the vessel, the lower electrical connection having a first end disposed inside of the vessel and a second end disposed outside of the vessel, the lower electrical connection adapted to electrically connect to the at least one device at the second end of the lower electrical connection,
a lower voltage bushing that electrically isolates the lower electrical connection front the vessel,
actuators that are configured to selectively electrically engage and disengage the first ends of the current elements to the upper electrical bus and the second ends of the current elements to the lower electrical bus, and
diagnostic sensors disposed within the vessel adapted to sense properties of at least one of the upper electrical bus, the lower electrical bus, actuators, and the current elements.

US Pat. No. 10,511,118

RECEPTICLE ASSEMBLY WITH THERMAL MANAGEMENT

YAMAICHI ELECTRONICS USA,...

1. A receptacle assembly comprising:a cage with a front face, a rear face, the front face having a plurality of ports; and
a heat transfer unit having
a thermal interface disposed within the cage,
one or more heat transfer bars external to the cage and coupled, via openings in the cage to sides of the thermal interface, and
a heat sink coupled to the one or more heat transfer bars and located at the rear face of the cage,
wherein the heat transfer unit is movable in a vertical direction in response to insertion of a module into one of the plurality of ports.

US Pat. No. 10,510,955

PHASE CHANGE MEMORY

STMicroelectronics (Croll...

1. A phase change memory, comprising:a silicon oxide layer;
a silicon nitride layer on top of the silicon oxide layer;
a conductive via having an upper part that extends through the silicon nitride layer and a lower part that extends through the silicon oxide layer;
a layer of phase change material;
a metal resistive element having a first part that extends between a bottom surface of the layer of phase change material and an upper end of the conductive via and having a second part that extends beyond a peripheral edge of the conductive via with a bottom surface of the second part being in direct contact with a surface of the silicon nitride layer.

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. 10,509,563

DYNAMIC MODIFICATION OF DISPLAYED ELEMENTS OF OBSTRUCTED REGION

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method for use with an input device having an input region at least partly overlapping with a display region of a display device, the method comprising:determining an input occurring in the input region;
determining an obstructed region of the display region corresponding to the input, wherein the obstructed region overlaps a displayed element in the display region;
determining, using at least the input, a type of a user interaction with the input device, wherein the type is selected from a plurality of predetermined types describing user interactions with content displayed by the display device;
determining a relevance of content of the displayed element to the type of the user interaction; and
modifying, using the determined relevance, the displayed element to be non-overlapping with the obstructed region.

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. 10,508,582

EXHAUST AFTERTREATMENT SYSTEM DIAGNOSTIC AND CONDITIONING

Cummins IP, Inc., Columb...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a diagnostic engine calibration module structured to diagnose a vehicle system without user intervention, wherein the diagnostic engine calibration module includes:
a high NOx module structured to disable a diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) dosing event, operate an internal combustion engine system to provide an amount of engine out NOx at or above a predefined high NOx concentration threshold, operate an engine of the vehicle system at or above a high speed threshold, determine a NOx concentration across a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system of the vehicle system, and compare the determined NOx concentration against a predetermined fault threshold to diagnose a NOx sensor in the vehicle system;
wherein the diagnostic engine calibration module is configured to cause the vehicle system to operate outside of one or more calibration parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,508,517

REMOVING SCALE FROM A WELLBORE

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method comprising:directing supercritical carbon dioxide into a wellbore to a specified depth;
directing the supercritical carbon dioxide at an inner surface of the wellbore at the specified depth; and
removing scale from a wall of the wellbore with the supercritical carbon dioxide, wherein the supercritical carbon dioxide changes phase to a solid phase, a liquid phase, and a gas phase of carbon dioxide.

US Pat. No. 10,507,695

BIAS TIRE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION, ...

1. A bias tire comprising:a carcass, as a frame, made up of at least one ply extending between a pair of bead portions, a cord of the ply being inclined in a range of less than 90° relative to a tire equator;
a pair of sidewall portions on an outer side, in a tire radial direction, of the bead portions; and
a tread extending between the sidewall portions,
wherein a reinforcement layer formed by a plurality of cords is disposed so as to cover at least a portion of a tire circumferential edge on an inner side, in the tire radial direction, of an innermost ply of the carcass,
wherein the reinforcement layer is formed only in a tire half portion on a side where the tire circumferential edge on the inner side of the innermost ply is inclined in a way that a cord of a tire circumferential end on the inner side of the innermost ply moves away from the tire equator as the cord extends further in the tire circumferential direction towards the tire circumferential edge on the inner side of the innermost ply, and
wherein a cord of the innermost ply of the carcass extends at an angle relative to the tire equator in a range of 25° or greater to 40° or less,
wherein a width of the reinforcement layer is 5 mm or greater to 80 mm or less.

US Pat. No. 10,507,431

MEMBRANE CLEANING WITH PULSED AIRLIFT PUMP

1. A method of cleaning a membrane surface immersed in a liquid medium and disposed within a membrane module of an array of membrane modules comprising:introducing a gas to a chamber of a device positioned below the membrane surface, a single device positioned below each single module in the array of membrane modules and each single module in the array of membrane modules associated with a single device, such that the liquid medium in the chamber is displaced downward by the gas until a hydraulic seal around an opening in a central riser tube is broken, a bowl-shaped tubular trough having a closed lower end positioned wholly below and around the opening in the central riser tube preventing immediate resealing of the hydraulic seal, whereupon a substantial portion of the gas introduced into the chamber is released to the membrane surface as a bubble slug.

US Pat. No. 10,512,194

DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR THERMAL MANAGEMENT OF RACK-MOUNTED COMPUTING INFRASTRUCTURE DEVICES

VCE IP Holding Company, L...

1. An enclosure for thermal management configured to be mounted inside an electronics cabinet to provide a flow path to one or more interface devices, the enclosure comprising:a first lateral portion; and
a second lateral portion configured to be joined to the first lateral portion at an expansion region;
wherein the first and second lateral portions are configured to be expanded laterally to define a width of the enclosure in an installed position; and
wherein the flow path provided by the enclosure to the one or more interface devices has an inlet formed in a front of the enclosure and an outlet formed in a rear of the enclosure, the inlet being on an opposite side of the enclosure from the outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,512,171

LAMINATED BODY COMPRISING METAL WIRE LAYER, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

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

1. A laminate structure comprising a carrier substrate, a debonding layer disposed on at least one surface of the carrier substrate and comprising a polyimide resin, a metal wiring layer disposed in contact with the debonding layer, and a flexible substrate layer disposed in contact with the metal wiring layer wherein the adhesion strength between the metal wiring layer and the flexible substrate layer is greater than that between the metal wiring layer and the debonding layer,wherein the polyimide resin forming the debonding layer is prepared by reacting an aromatic tetracarboxylic dianhydride of Formula 1:

wherein A is a tetravalent aromatic organic group of Formula 2a or 2b:

wherein R11 is a C1-C4 alkyl or C1-C4 haloalkyl group, a is an integer from 0 to 3, and b is an integer from 0 to 2,

 and
wherein R12 to R14 are each independently a C1-C4 alkyl or C1-C4 haloalkyl group, c and e are each independently an integer from 0 to 3, d is an integer from 0 to 4, and f is an integer from 0 to 3, with an aromatic diamine compound having a linear structure to give a polyamic acid, and curing the polyamic acid at a temperature of 200° C. or above.

US Pat. No. 10,512,149

EXTREME UV LIGHT GENERATION DEVICE

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. An extreme UV light generation device comprising:a chamber having a plasma generation region at an inside of the chamber, the chamber receiving a target substance externally supplied to the plasma generation region;
an outlet port provided on the chamber;
a magnetic field generating unit configured to generate a magnetic field to converge cations on the outlet port, the cations being generated from the target substance that has been turned into plasma in the plasma generation region;
an electron emission unit configured to emit electrons neutralizing the cations; and
an exhaust tube joined to the outlet port and through which a neutralized substance obtained by neutralizing the cations flows.

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. 10,512,118

MESH NETWORK BASED AUTOMATED UPLOAD OF CONTENT TO AIRCRAFT

GOGO LLC, Chicago, IL (U...

1. A system for transferring content to aircraft, the system comprising:a mobile content delivery node comprising a wireless personal communication device that is temporarily located on-board an aircraft, the wireless personal communication device including:
a memory storing a portion of aircraft content data that is to be uploaded from the wireless personal communication device for storage at an aircraft content network manager on-board the aircraft, the aircraft content data uploaded from the wireless personal communication device and stored at the aircraft content network manager for distribution by the aircraft content network manager to respective wireless personal communication devices operated by respective passengers on-board the aircraft; and
a device content manager configured to, based on transfer initiation control data, upload the portion of the aircraft content data stored in the memory of the wireless personal communication device to the aircraft content network manager while the aircraft is in flight,
wherein one or more other portions of the aircraft content data are respectively transferred to the aircraft content network manager from one or more other content delivery nodes, the one or more other content delivery nodes including at least one of: another wireless personal communication device that is temporarily on-board the in-flight aircraft, another aircraft content network manager on-board another aircraft, or a terrestrial content manager.

US Pat. No. 10,512,072

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING DOWNLINK CONTROL INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for monitoring downlink control information (DCI) by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:monitoring, by the UE, the DCI transmitted from a network in either a UE specific search space (USS) or a common search space (CSS); and
receiving, by the UE, downlink data based on the DCI from the network,
1) when the DCI is monitored in the USS:
wherein the downlink data includes data specified to the UE, and
wherein a size of a field related to frequency resource allocation in the DCI is determined based on an activated bandwidth part (BWP) among BWPs assigned to the UE,
2) when the DCI is monitored in the CSS:
wherein the downlink data includes at least one of remaining minimum system information (RMSI), a random access response (RAR) or a paging, and
wherein a size of a field related to frequency resource allocation in the DCI is determined based on an initial BWP among BWPs assigned to the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,512,041

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MINIMIZING POWER CONSUMPTION OF USER EQUIPMENT DURING CELL DETECTION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for measuring a signal by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, a message including configuration information;
identifying whether the configuration information includes information indicating that a specific frequency is configured for reduced measurement performance;
measuring, on the specific frequency, a signal during a first time period associated with the reduced measurement performance, in case that the configuration information includes the information; and
measuring, on the specific frequency, the signal during a second time period associated with normal measurement performance, in case that the configuration information does not include the information,
wherein the first time period is determined based on a scaling factor used to scale measurement performance for the specific frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,512,000

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PREDICTING SUCCESSFUL DSL LINE OPTIMIZATION

ASSIA SPE, LLC, Wilmingt...

1. A method for predicting improved performance of a digital subscriber line (DSL) line before a DSL optimizer in the DSL management system optimizes performance of the DSL line, the method comprising: obtaining a plurality of records of information associated with optimizing performance of a plurality of DSL lines, each record indicating a measure of DSL line characteristics at the time of optimization for, and a first state of performance before, and a second state of performance after, the optimization of, one of the plurality of DSL lines; categorizing each of the plurality of records into one of a plurality of categories according to the measure of DSL line characteristics, indicated in each record, wherein each one of the plurality of categories is defined by a non-overlapping range of the measures of DSL line characteristics indicated in the plurality of records; calculating, for each category of the plurality of records, a frequency with which the records in the category indicate the associated plurality of DSL lines were optimized from a first state of performance to a second state of performance; obtaining from a DSL controller: a current state of performance of a DSL line before optimization; a target state of performance of the DSL line after optimization; and a measure of the DSL line characteristics of the DSL line; identifying the one of the plurality of categories of records having the range of measures of DSL line characteristics that encompass or is most similar to the obtained measure of DSL line characteristics of the DSL line; and obtaining a probability that the DSL optimizer will optimize the performance of the DSL line from the current state of performance to the target state of performance, based on the frequency with which the records in the identified one of the plurality of categories indicate the associated plurality of DSL lines were optimized from a first state of performance similar to the current state of performance to a second state of performance similar to the target state of performance.

US Pat. No. 10,511,997

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR DISTRIBUTING INFORMATION DURING BROADCAST DELIVERY

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method executed in a Broadcast Multicast Service Centre (BM-SC) for transmitting data in a broadcast session to at least one user equipment (UE) in a radio communication system, the method comprising:a Broadcast Multicast Service Centre (BM-SC) determining to transmit data to at least one UE, said BM-SC comprising a processor, a computer readable memory, a transmitter and a receiver;
the BM-SC determining a Forward Error Correction (FEC) redundancy level for said data transmission, and
the BM-SC employing its transmitter to transmit to said UE said data and FEC redundancy level information declaring the determined FEC redundancy level, wherein
the FEC redundancy level information transmitted to said UE comprises an integer value (V) declaring an FEC redundancy percentage corresponding to the determined FEC redundancy level determined by the BM-SC.

US Pat. No. 10,511,898

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DOWNSTREAM FLOW CONTROL IN (X)GPON SYSTEM

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method of downstream flow control in an ONU of an (x)GPON system, the method comprising:determining, by the ONU, a transmission inhibiting period to inhibit downstream transmission from an OLT, and
sending a DS_FlowControl_Request message to the OLT, wherein the DS_FlowControl_Request message indicates the transmission inhibiting period determined by the ONU and requests the OLT to inhibit downstream transmission for the transmission inhibiting period,
wherein the transmission inhibiting period is not more than a predefined maximum downstream transmission inhibiting time of the OLT, and
wherein the predefined maximum downstream transmission inhibiting time is determined based on buffer depth of the OLT.

US Pat. No. 10,511,895

CINEMATIC MASTERING FOR VIRTUAL REALITY AND AUGMENTED REALITY

WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMEN...

1. A method for displaying an augmented reality (AR) output or a virtual reality (VR) output at multiple immersive output devices, comprising:communicating, by a cinematic data distribution server, with multiple immersive output devices each configured for providing one of an AR output or a VR output based on a data signal, wherein each of the multiple immersive output devices is present within eyesight of a shared display screen;
configuring the data signal based on digital cinematic master data that includes at least one of VR data or AR data, wherein the at least one of VR data or AR data enables locating off-screen objects coordinated with a cinematic presentation on the shared display screen, so that at least one of the off-screen objects appears in subjective viewpoints each relative to a different one of the multiple immersive output devices and another of the off-screen objects appears in an objective viewpoint relative to the shared display screen;
providing, by the cinematic data distribution server, textured shell data for use by the multiple immersive output devices as a background portion of the cinematic presentation matching the cinematic presentation on the shared display screen in content and location, wherein the textured shell data includes image data that extends the cinematic presentation beyond boundaries of the shared display screen; and
transmitting the data signal to the multiple immersive output devices contemporaneouslywith displaying the cinematic presentation on the shared display screen coordinated with the off-screen objects.

US Pat. No. 10,511,894

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TAGGING MEDIA CONTENT AND MANAGING MARKETING

1. A server, comprising:a processing system including a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
receiving a plurality of user-generated comments associated with presentation of media content at a first media processor;
obtaining a first tag associated with a first portion of the media content, wherein the first tag is generated at the first media processor during the presentation of the media content;
searching the plurality of user-generated comments for a keyword;
determining a marketing parameter according to the searching of the plurality of user-generated comments;
determining a first advertisement in accordance with the marketing parameter;
transmitting the first advertisement for presentation at the first media processor;
receiving a first user-generated comment associated with the first advertisement and generated at the first media processor; and
transmitting the first user-generated comment and the first tag associated with the first portion of the media content to a second media processor that presents the first user-generated comment at a display location associated with the first tag during presentation of the media content.

US Pat. No. 10,511,878

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING CONTENT IN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES BASED ON PERCEPTION DYNAMICALLY DETERMINED AT REAL-TIME

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method for content delivery to an autonomous vehicle, the method comprising:performing an image analysis on an image captured using a camera mounted on an autonomous vehicle, the image representing an exterior environment of an autonomous vehicle;
obtaining localization information surrounding the autonomous vehicle at a point in time;
determining a perception associated with exterior environment of the autonomous vehicle based on the image analysis and the localization information;
receiving a plurality of content items from one or more content servers over a network in response to the perception associated with the exterior environment of the autonomous vehicle;
ranking the plurality of content items using a predetermined ranking algorithm to select a first content item from the plurality of content items;
superimposing the first content item onto the image captured by the camera, generating an augmented image augmented with the first content item; and
displaying the augmented image on a display device mounted on an interior surface of the autonomous vehicle, wherein the display device includes a touch screen to allow a passenger to interact with one or more choices presented by the first content item, wherein the display device is configured to appear as an ordinary window of the autonomous vehicle, and wherein when the passenger looks at the display device, an object of the augmented image is displayed as a virtual object in a virtual reality manner as if the passenger looked at a physical object through the ordinary window of the autonomous vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,511,871

DECISION LOGIC

PIKSEL, INC., Wilmington...

1. A network entity for delivering video content that is provided by a video content provider to a front end in accordance with service level information which defines at least one service level requirement for providing a service used in delivering the video content to the front end, the network entity comprising:an input for receiving a request comprising task information identifying a task to be performed requiring the service for delivery of the video content to the front end;
an interface for communication with processing nodes each configured to provide the service for use in delivering the video content to the front end; and
decision logic coupled to the interface and configured to:
receive (i) the request transmitted by the video content provider, (ii) characteristics of the processing nodes, and (iii) the at least one service level requirement for providing the service;
identify any processing node based on the received characteristics and the at least one service level requirement which meets the request;
wherein if one processing node meets the request, that processing node is selected,
wherein if more than one processing node meets the request, selecting one of the processing nodes in accordance with predetermined rules, wherein the predetermined rules specify one or more characteristics for use in the selection of processing nodes,
wherein if no processing node meets the request:
identifying any combinations of processing nodes which, based on the received characteristics and the at least one service level requirement, meets the request,
wherein if a single combination of the processing nodes is identified as being able to perform the task in accordance with the at least one service level requirement, selecting the single combination of said processing nodes,
wherein if a plurality of combinations of the processing nodes are able to perform the task in accordance with the at least one service level requirement, selecting one of the plurality of combinations of the processing nodes in accordance with predetermined rules,
the decision logic being further configured to communicate via the interface with the selected processing node or combination of processing nodes to perform the task.

US Pat. No. 10,511,841

ENCODING AND DECODING METHODS AND APPARATUSES

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method by a video encoder for encoding an intra-frame prediction mode, comprising:obtaining an intra-frame prediction mode of a current intra-frame encoding block from a preset prediction mode set;
obtaining reference prediction modes of the current intra-frame encoding block, wherein:
the reference prediction modes include an intra-frame prediction mode of an available adjacent block of the current intra-frame encoding; and
the reference prediction modes are a combination of three prediction modes that are different from each other and independent to the sizes of the available adjacent blocks and the current intra-frame decoding block, and belong to the preset prediction mode set which has 35 prediction modes, wherein, the sizes of the available adjacent blocks is equal to one of 4×4, 8×8, 16×16, 32×32, and 64×64 and the size of the current intra-frame decoding block is equal to one of 4×4, 8×8, 16×16, 32×32, and 64×64;
writing a first flag bit into a code stream according to the reference prediction modes and the intra-frame prediction mode, wherein the first flag bit indicates whether the intra-frame prediction mode is the same as one of the reference prediction modes; and
when the intra-frame prediction mode of the encoding block is different from all the reference prediction modes:
modifying a value of the intra-frame prediction mode of the encoding block according to a size relationship between the value of the intra-frame prediction mode and values of the reference prediction modes; and
encoding a prediction mode encoding value that is the modified value of intra-frame prediction mode of the encoding block.

US Pat. No. 10,511,839

IMAGE ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A video decoding method comprising:determining whether a current picture and a reference picture have different property;
transforming the reference picture to have the same property as the current picture when the current picture and the reference picture have different property; and
performing inter-prediction on the current picture in units of a predetermined block using the transformed reference picture,
wherein the property includes at least one of a resolution, a bit-depth, a color format, a dynamic range, and an aspect ratio, and
wherein the transforming of the reference picture comprises downscaling the reference picture by the aspect ratio in width and/or height directions when the aspect ratio of the width and/or height of the current picture to the width and/or height of the reference picture is less than 1.

US Pat. No. 10,511,838

IMAGE ENCODING METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SAMPLE VALUE COMPENSATION AND IMAGE DECODING METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SAMPLE VALUE COMPENSATION

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of decoding a video, the method comprising:parsing an effect type flag indicating a type of an edge correction effect of a current block and an edge correction parameter from a bitstream, the edge correction parameter being used to correct a reconstructed pixel included in the current block;
determining whether the reconstructed pixel is included in an edge region according to a first threshold value included in the edge correction parameter;
when the reconstructed pixel is included in the edge region, determining whether the reconstructed pixel is to be corrected according to a second threshold value included in the edge correction parameter; and
when the reconstructed pixel is to be corrected, compensating a sample value of the reconstructed pixel according to a third threshold value included in the edge correction parameter,
wherein the compensating the sample value of the reconstructed pixel according to the third threshold value included in the edge correction parameter comprises compensating the sample value of the reconstructed pixel according to the third threshold value related to the parsed effect type flag.

US Pat. No. 10,511,836

INTRA PREDICTION MODE ENCODING/DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SAME

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A video decoding apparatus comprising:an inverse-transformation module to perform inverse-transformation on transform coefficients to generate a residual block;
wherein the transform coefficients are derived from quantized transform coefficients related to a target decoding unit; wherein the quantized transform coefficients are derived from decoding an input bitstream;
a prediction module to
receive and decode a most probable mode (MPM) flag and an MPM index for the target decoding unit;
derive neighbor prediction mode information from a left neighbor prediction mode and an upper neighbor prediction mode;
determine MPM candidates for the target decoding unit using the neighbor prediction mode information;
generate an MPM list using the determined MPM candidates;
derive an intra prediction mode of the target decoding unit using the decoded MPM index and the generated MPM list; and
perform intra prediction on the target decoding unit based on the derived intra prediction mode, and
an adder to add the residual block and a prediction block generated by the intra prediction to generate a reconstructed block,
wherein the left neighbor prediction mode is an intra prediction mode of a left neighbor unit adjacent to a left side of the target decoding unit and the upper neighbor prediction mode is an intra prediction mode of an upper neighbor unit adjacent to an upper side of the target decoding unit, and the MPM index is an index indicating the same candidate as the intra prediction mode of the target decoding unit, among the MPM candidates included in the MPM list,
wherein the neighbor prediction mode information includes a mode number of the left neighbor prediction mode and a mode number of the upper neighbor prediction mode,
wherein the prediction module determines the left neighbor prediction mode and the upper neighbor prediction mode as the MPM candidates, and the MPM list comprises three MPM candidates, and
wherein the prediction module determines a predetermined intra prediction mode as an additional MPM candidate when the left neighbor prediction mode is the same as the upper neighbor prediction mode.

US Pat. No. 10,511,834

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTRA BLOCK COPY REFERENCE LIST CONSTRUCTION

HFI Innovation Inc., Zhu...

1. A method of coding video data, comprising:receiving input data associated with a current slice in a current picture;
determining a temporary reference picture list for the current slice, and including the current picture at the end of the temporary picture list when an Intra Picture Block Copy (IntraBC) mode is allowed for the current slice, in an initialization stage of reference picture list construction;
deriving a final reference picture list from the temporary reference picture list by including N entries of the temporary reference picture list to the final reference picture list, wherein N is a maximum number of reference pictures allowed in the final reference picture list;
adjusting the final reference picture list by setting the current picture to a predefined position of the final reference picture list when an entry number of the temporary reference picture list is greater than N, reference picture list modification is not performed, and there is no entry in the final reference picture list that equals to the current picture; and
encoding or decoding the current slice according to the final reference picture list.

US Pat. No. 10,511,818

CONTEXT AWARE PROJECTION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A system for context aware projection in an environment, comprising:a processor, when in operation, communicatively coupled to:
a camera in the environment, and a database for storing user preferences; and
surface mapping logic coupled to the processor, the surface mapping logic to access an image corresponding to a user in the environment, the image to identify a position of the user with respect to the camera and to a plurality of possible display surfaces in the environment, wherein each possible display surface has an associated projectability ranking, the surface mapping logic to select a display surface of the plurality of possible display surfaces in the environment as an assigned surface, the assigned surface to be used in projection, wherein the assigned surface is selected based on the projectability ranking for the assigned surface with respect to projectability ranking of other surfaces in the environment, and wherein selection of the assigned surface is further based on preferences of the user stored in the database as user preferences, wherein the user preferences include at least one of a preferred display surface, preferred method for providing control and feedback input, preferred privacy settings, preferred height of the display surface, preferred device for display, user audio signature, or preferred handedness,
wherein the surface mapping logic is further to assign a touchability ranking for each of the plurality of display surfaces, and wherein selection of the assigned surface is based on the touchability ranking in combination with the projectability ranking and the user preferences.

US Pat. No. 10,511,815

OPTIMIZING EMISSIVE AND COLOR CHANGING PROJECTION SURFACES

DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.,...

1. A method for utilizing a projector to generate one or more images on a screen, comprising:registering projector pixels emitted by the projector to the screen to determine a location of each projector pixel on the screen, wherein the screen comprises multiple pattern elements having at least two types of pattern elements;
classifying the projector pixels based on the type of pattern element that the projector pixels illuminate;
predicting an output color of an input image as projected on the screen by the projector based on the registration and classification of the projector pixels;
utilizing the predicted output color of the input image, modifying at least one characteristic of the input image to generate a modified input image; and
projecting the modified input image.

US Pat. No. 10,511,811

SURVEILLANCE CAMERA, RECORDING APPARATUS FOR SURVEILLANCE, AND SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM

HANWHA TECHWIN CO., LTD.,...

1. A network apparatus comprising:a communication interface configured to receive external information comprising at least one of weather information, traffic information, and event information received from at least one external server over a network; and
a controller configured to adjust at least one of operating functions of at least one of a camera and a recorder connected to the camera, according to the external information,
wherein the weather information comprises at least one of fog information, temperature information, rainfall information, thunder information, lightning information, and sunrise sunset information, and
wherein the network through which the external information is received is the Internet,
wherein the controller is configured control detection of an audio event not to be performed in a time slot when at least one of thunder and lightning is expected, according to at least one of the thunder information and the lightning information.

US Pat. No. 10,511,810

ACCESSING CAMERAS OF AUDIO/VIDEO RECORDING AND COMMUNICATION DEVICES BASED ON LOCATION

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A method for at least one server for providing access to an audio/video recording and communication device (A/V device), the method comprising:receiving, from a first client device associated with the A/V device, first data representing a proximity zone for access to the A/V device, wherein the proximity zone is defined about the A/V device;
receiving, from a second client device, second data representing a location of the second client device;
determining that the location of the second client device is within the proximity zone for access to the A/V device based at least in part on the first data and the second data;
transmitting, to the second client device, third data indicating that the A/V device is accessible;
receiving, from the second client device, a request for access to the A/V device; and
based at least in part on the request for access to the A/V device, transmitting image data generated by a camera of the A/V device to the second client device.

US Pat. No. 10,511,804

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHODS THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a communication interface configured to communicate with another display apparatus;
a display; and
a processor configured to:
control the communication interface to receive a content that is shared with the other display apparatus and to receive voice call data including a voice of a user of the other display apparatus,
control the display to display the content together with a video call user interface (UI) for a video call with the user, and
control the display to change a display size of a video of the user of the other display apparatus included in the video call UI based on a time at which the voice call data is including an audible voice above a defined level of the user is received.

US Pat. No. 10,511,797

SOUND-PRODUCING COMPONENT AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A sound-producing component, comprising a sound-producing element, a backplane and at least one elastic element, wherein the elastic element comprises a first clamping portion and a second clamping portion; the sound-producing element comprises a first mounting portion; the backplane comprises a second mounting portion; the first mounting portion is clamped with the first clamping portion; and the second mounting portion is clamped with the second clamping portion;wherein the elastic element comprises a main body, a first protrusion, a second protrusion and a third protrusion; the first protrusion, the second protrusion, and the third protrusion are protruded from the main body and sequentially arranged on the main body; the first clamping portion is formed among the protrusion, the second protrusion and the main body; and the second clamping portion is formed among the second protrusion, the third protrusion and the main body;
wherein the elastic element is provided with a first recess, and the first mounting portion is provided with a first projection matched with the first recess; and
wherein the first recess is recessed in the main body, the second protrusion and a part of the third protrusion close to the second protrusion.

US Pat. No. 10,511,781

IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD FOR IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image pickup apparatus comprising:an image sensor configured to capture a plurality of images at different focus positions of an optical system; and
a control circuit configured to control a depth of field of the optical system when the image sensor captures an image,
wherein, if the control circuit determines that a plurality of subject areas satisfies a predetermined condition based on a distance for each subject area, the control circuit increases a depth of field of the optical system in a case where the image sensor captures one of the plurality of images, in comparison with a case where the plurality of subject areas does not satisfy the predetermined condition, and
wherein the predetermined condition includes a difference in distance of any two of the plurality of subject areas in optical axis direction being greater than the predetermined distance.

US Pat. No. 10,511,780

DETECTING DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A detecting device, comprising: a controller, and a detector and at least one image acquirer which are electrically connected respectively with the controller, wherein:the detector comprises a receiver;
the image acquirer is arranged on a side of the detector away from the receiver and has an adjustable shooting angle; and
the controller is configured to control the image acquirer to acquire images of at least two adjacent sides of a detected rectangular plane, and to determine the position of the detector on the detected rectangular plane according to the shooting angle of the image acquirer and acquired images of the sides.

US Pat. No. 10,511,772

IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICE HAVING CONTINUOUS IMAGE CAPTURE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method comprising:(a) entering an image capture mode;
(b) sequentially during the image capture mode capturing images with an image capturing device and associating metadata with each captured image;
(c) as each new image is captured during the sequential capturing, storing the new image and its associated metadata in a buffer until the buffer contains a predetermined number of the sequentially captured images and their associated metadata;
(d) as each additional new image is captured during the sequential capturing, storing the additional new image and its metadata in the buffer and discarding the oldest image of the predetermined number of the sequentially captured images and its metadata from the buffer;
(e) continuing operations (b) through (d) until a user request to capture an image is received;
(f) in response to the user request to capture an image, capturing a final image corresponding to the time of the user request, and associating metadata with the final image;
(g) storing the final image and its associated metadata;
(h) examining at least the metadata associated with the final image and at least the metadata associated with the predetermined number of images stored in the buffer;
(i) assigning an image quality parameter to the final image and to each of the predetermined number of images based upon the metadata associated with the images;
(j) selecting at least one of the predetermined number of images and the final image as likely desirable based upon the image quality assignments from operation (i);
(k) displaying the final image to the user;
(l) allowing the user to display the predetermined number of images from the buffer while identifying to the user which of the predetermined number of images was selected as likely desirable in operation (j);
(m) allowing the user to choose one of the predetermined number of images if the user determines that the chosen image is more desirable than the final image; and
(n) storing the chosen image.

US Pat. No. 10,511,770

ACCESSORY APPARATUS AND RECORDING MEDIUM STORING CONTROL PROGRAM FOR ACCESSORY APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An accessory apparatus attachable to an interchangeable lens attached to a camera body, the accessory apparatus including a power mode settable to a first accessory power mode and a second accessory power mode consuming less power than the first accessory power mode, the camera body including a power mode settable to a first camera power mode and a second camera power mode consuming less power than the first camera power mode, and the interchangeable lens includes a power mode settable to a first lens power mode and a second lens power mode consuming less power than the first lens power mode, the accessory apparatus comprising:an accessory communication unit configured to communicate with the interchangeable lens; and
an accessory control unit configured to control the power mode of the accessory apparatus,
wherein, when first information indicating that the power mode of the camera body will shift to the second camera power mode and second information indicating that the power mode of the interchangeable lens will shift to the second lens power mode are received, the accessory control unit sets the power mode of the accessory apparatus to the second accessory power mode.

US Pat. No. 10,511,749

MAGNIFIER DEVICE WITH ADJUSTABLE CAMERA

Freedom Scientific, Inc.,...

1. A video magnification device (20) comprising:a housing (22) having a top edge (24), a bottom edge (26), and an interior (28), a recess (32) formed within the top edge (24), a hinge (34) positioned along the bottom edge (26), the housing (22) having a front face (36) and a back face (38), a video screen (42) positioned within the back face (38);
a base (44) with two spaced apart feet (46), the base (44) pivotally connected to the bottom edge (26) of the housing (22) by way of the hinge (34), the device (20) having first and second orientations, the housing (22) and base (44) being at an angle with respect to one another in the first orientation, and the housing (22) and base (44) being in contact with one another in the second orientation;
a camera barrel (48) with opposing axles (52) for pivotally mounting the barrel (48) within the recess (32) of the housing (22), a catch (54) positioned about one of the opposing axles (52), a video camera (56) housed within the barrel (48), the barrel (48) having a document viewing orientation, a near object viewing orientation, a distant object viewing orientation and a self-view orientation, a torsion spring (58) associated with one of the opposing axles (52) and functioning to rotate the barrel (48) into a forward most position;
a brake (62) for counterbalancing the force of the torsion spring (58), the brake (62) positioned within the interior (28) of the housing (22) and including a band (64) with a first end (66) and a second end (68), the first end (66) of the band (64) fitted about one of the opposing axles (52) of the barrel (48), a coil spring (72) connected between the interior (28) of the housing (22) and the second end (68) of the band (64), the brake (62) having an engaged position where the force of the coil spring (72) is permitted to counterbalance the force of the torsion spring (58) to thereby allow the angular orientation of the barrel (48) to be adjusted by hand, the brake (62) also having a disengaged position where the torsion spring (58) is permitted to rotate the barrel (48) into the forward most position;
a brake release mechanism (74) for temporarily releasing the brake (62), the brake release mechanism (74) positioned within the interior (28) of the housing (22) and including a detent (76) within the hinge (34) and a two bar linkage (78) interconnecting the detent (76) and the band (64), whereby when the device (20) is moved into either the first or second orientations the detent (76) causes the band (64) to cycle up and down, whereby the brake (62) is moved between the disengaged and engaged positions and the torsion spring (580 is permitted to rotate the barrel (48) to the forward most position;
a stop mechanism (82) for limiting the forward most position of the barrel (48), the stop mechanism (82) positioned within the interior (28) of the housing (22) and including a link (84) with a first end (86) and a second end (88), a lever (92) for moving the link (84) upwardly and downwardly within the interior (28) of housing (22), the lever (92) extending through the front face (36) of the housing (22) and interconnected to the first end (86) of the link (84), the second end (88) of the link (84) contacting the catch (54) on the barrel (48), whereby when the device (20) is in the second orientation the base (44) contacts the lever (92) to shift the link (84) upwardly such that the forward most position of the barrel (48) is limited to the distant object viewing orientation, and whereby when the device (20) is in the first orientation the link (84) shifts downwardly such that the forward most position of the barrel (48) is limited to the document viewing orientation;
a rotatory damper (94) associated with the brake release mechanism (74), the rotatory damper (94) slowing the temporary release of the brake (74) such that the barrel (48) has sufficient time to achieve the forward most position.

US Pat. No. 10,511,747

SUSPENSION SYSTEM FOR SUPPORTING AND MOVING EQUIPMENT

1. A suspension system for supporting equipment comprising:a first cable;
a first, a second and a third of a plurality of second cables;
a mount comprising:
a first reel configured to extendably and retractably support the first cable; and
a second reel configured to extendably and retractably support the first, the second and the third of the plurality of second cables;
a first equipment support member comprising:
a first attachment point attached to the first cable; and
a second attachment point supporting the first of the plurality of second cables;
a second equipment support member comprising:
a first traveler traveling along at least one of the first of the plurality of second cables and one of the second of the plurality of second cables;
a third attachment point supporting at least one of another of the second of the plurality of second cables and the third of the plurality of second cables; and
a third equipment support member comprising:
a second traveler traveling along the third of the plurality of second cables,wherein the first, second and third equipment support members further comprise an equipment mount configured to support equipment, andwherein the first reel is capable of controlling the up and down motion of the first, second and third equipment support members, and the second reel is capable of controlling the vertical separation between the first, second and third equipment support members.

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. 10,511,725

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS PROVIDED WITH SLIDABLE OPERATING PORTION

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:a reader configured to read an original;
an image forming portion provided below said reader with respect to a vertical direction and configured to form an image on a recording material;
a sheet discharge portion provided between said reader and said image forming portion with respect to the vertical direction and configured to discharge and stack the recording material carrying the image formed by said image forming portion;
an operating portion capable of being operated by a user and provided on a front side of said image forming apparatus and adjacent to said reader with respect to a horizontal direction, said operating portion being slidable along a portion of a side of said reader on the front side of said image forming apparatus; and
a sensor unit provided on the side of said reader on which said operating portion slides, said sensor unit being outside of a slidable range of said operating portion with respect to a direction of a sliding movement and being disposed closer to a back side of said image forming apparatus than said operation portion with respect to a front and rear direction of said image forming apparatus, said sensor unit being capable of detecting a user in the adjacencies of said image forming apparatus.

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. 10,511,669

PROGRAMMABLE USER PLANE FUNCTION

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A device, comprising:one or more memory devices; and
one or more processors, communicatively connected to the one or more memory devices, to:
receive, at a user plane function (UPF) of the device, a set of rules for managing a communications session,
the set of rules including a set of mobility management rules and a set of packet processing rules;
based on receiving the set of rules at the UPF:
store the set of mobility management rules at the UPF, and
store the set of packet processing rules at a user plane of the UPF;
perform, at a control plane of the UPF, an analysis of a flow of one or more packets transmitted during the communications session;
generate, at the control plane during run-time and based on the analysis of the flow of the one or more packets, a modified set of packet processing rules from the stored set of packet processing rules by at least one of:
adding a rule to the stored set of packet processing rules,
eliminating a rule from the stored set of packet processing rules, or
changing a rule in the stored set of packet processing rules;
store the modified set of packet processing rules at the user plane of the UPF;
receive, at the UPF, a packet of the flow of the one or more packets;
apply the modified set of packet processing rules to the received packet; and
forward the received packet after applying the modified set of packet processing rules to the received packet and update the modified set of packet processing rules.

US Pat. No. 10,511,664

MODIFYING DATA RESOURCES WITHIN PARTY-PARTITIONED STORAGE AREAS

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

18. A method of operating a server system, the method comprising:providing a physically separate storage area for each of a plurality of respective parties including a first party and a second party;
within at least one of the storage areas comprising a first storage area, storing a primary instance of a data resource of the first party;
in response to determining the second party is allowed access to the data resource of the first party, establishing a secondary copy of the data resource of the first party in a second storage area of the second party; and
when the second party modifies the data resource of the first party, modifying the primary instance of the data resource in the first storage area and propagating the modification from the primary instance to the secondary copy in the second storage area.

US Pat. No. 10,511,662

METHOD AND ARCHITECTURE FOR APPLICATION MOBILITY IN DISTRIBUTED CLOUD ENVIRONMENT

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for moving application related records between distributed cloud domains when a user terminal changes its physical location and a predetermined condition is fulfilled, the user terminal being connected to a telecommunication network and using an application (App), the method comprising:determining that a user terminal location has changed at least from a first network area of the telecommunication network to a second network area, wherein the second network area belongs either to the telecommunication network or to another telecommunication network;
considering one or more constraints associated with (i) a location of the user terminal in the second network area, (ii) a location of a cloud component (App2) of the application (App) in a first cloud domain associated with the first network area, and (iii) a location of a second cloud domain associated with the second network area, wherein the one or more constraints include at least one of network latency, network congestion, available network bandwidth, cloud resource availability, amount of data to be transferred, cost of cloud resources, mobile network signal strength;
evaluating whether the one or more constraints fulfill the predetermined condition for the second cloud domain and for the first cloud domain; and
moving the application related records from the first cloud domain to the second cloud domain when a result of the evaluating step is positive for the second cloud domain and negative for the first cloud domain,
wherein the first and second cloud domains belong to one or more distributed cloud providers,
wherein the application is associated with a set of parameters selected by a user of the user terminal or provided by an application provider or provided by the telecommunication network,
wherein the set of parameters selected by the user are specified in a service level agreement between the user and (i) the telecommunication network or (ii) the application provider.

US Pat. No. 10,511,651

INFINITE MICRO-SERVICES ARCHITECTURE

General Electric Company,...

1. A method, comprising:automatically registering a plurality of micro-services with a central data storage device, the registering including determining a mapping between intermediate identifiers that identify selected micro-services and physical addresses of one or more servers that execute the selected micro-services, wherein each intermediate identifier of the intermediate identifiers is one or more of a name or a name space and is not an address;
executing a first micro-service using computer code including a first instruction, the first micro-service programmatically calling a second micro-service in the computer code with the first instruction including an intermediate identifier, the intermediate identifier being of the form of an x.y pair wherein x represents a name and y represents a type of authentication, the intermediate identifier being a first x.y pair or a second x.y pair, wherein the first x.y pair and the second x. y pair are fixed and do not change, the first micro-service using the second micro-service and calling the second micro-service via the intermediate identifier that identifies the second micro-service;
wherein the first x.y pair maps to a first prioritized table and the second x.y pair maps to a second prioritized table;
wherein the first prioritized table comprises a first plurality of first URLs arranged in a ranked priority order, each of the first URLs being a server address of a different server;
wherein the second prioritized table comprises a second plurality of second URLs arranged in a ranked priority order, each of the second URLs being a server address of a different server;
wherein when a server associated with a URL becomes disabled a first message is sent to the central data storage device, and responsively the URL of the disabled server is reduced in priority or removed from one or more of the first prioritized table or the second prioritized table, and the ranked priority order of one or more of the first prioritized table or the second prioritized table is readjusted and wherein the computer code and the intermediate identifier in the first instruction remain unchanged;
wherein when a new server with a new URL that executes the new micro-service comes on line a second message is sent to the central data storage device, and responsively the new URL of the new server is added to one or more of the first prioritized table or the second prioritized table and the ranked priority order is readjusted and wherein the computer code and the intermediate identifier in the first instruction remain unchanged;
wherein the computer code is executed including the first instruction and a determination is made as to whether the first x.y pair is being used or the second x.y pair is being used;
wherein the second micro-service is executed from the computer code by mapping the first x.y to the first prioritized table when the first x.y is being used, or by mapping the second x.y pair to the second prioritized table when the second x.y pair is being used, and subsequently utilizing the highest priority URL obtained from the first prioritized table or from the second prioritized table.

US Pat. No. 10,511,633

TRUSTED-CODE GENERATED REQUESTS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system, comprising:one or more processors that execute instructions to:
access information defining a policy that has a computing environment attestation condition such that, evaluation of the policy with respect to a first computing environment attestation causes a different result than evaluation of the policy with respect to a second computing environment attestation different from the first computing environment attestation;
enforce the policy such that, when the policy applies to a received request, fulfillment of the request is dependent on a computing environment attestation provided in connection with the request.

US Pat. No. 10,511,622

DEFENDING SIDE CHANNEL ATTACKS IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A physical process encryption system (100) for defending an additive manufacturing (“AM”) system against a side channel attack, wherein the AM system comprises a cyber domain and a physical domain having a manufacturing machine (106), wherein said encryption system (100) is machine-dependent, wherein data of the cyber domain comprises G-code as input to the manufacturing machine (106), wherein the side channel attack occurs when an attacker acquires analog emissions emanating from the machine (106) during the printing process to extract the G-code and reproduce the 3D model, wherein the encryption system (100) comprises:a. a random pattern generator (102) comprising a hardware processor having an output, wherein the output comprises a plurality of random patterns that are machine-dependent redundant physical information;
b. a physical process encryption module (104), operatively coupled to the random pattern generator (102), wherein the physical process encryption module (104) uses the output of the random pattern generator (102) to encrypt the physical printing process, the physical process encryption module (104) comprising:
i. a memory storing a plurality of encryption schemes; and
ii. a processor, operatively coupled to the memory, configured to use the output of the random pattern generator to execute the plurality of encryption schemes to accomplish encryption of the physical printing process (102); and
c. a printer controller (108) operatively coupled to the physical process encryption module;
wherein the G-code is passed from the cyber domain to the physical process encryption module (104), wherein the plurality of random patterns are passed from the random pattern generator (102) to the physical process encryption module (104), which then encrypts the physical printing process by embedding the plurality of random patterns into the G-code according to an encryption scheme of the a plurality of encryption schemes, wherein the G-code is then transmitted to the printer controller (108) for execution, wherein as the G-code is executed, resulting analog emissions are altered according to the machine-dependent redundant physical information embedded, thus encrypting the physical printing process and rendering G-code extracted using the altered analog emissions by the attacker ineffective for reproducing the 3D model.

US Pat. No. 10,511,618

WEBSITE INFORMATION EXTRACTION DEVICE, SYSTEM WEBSITE INFORMATION EXTRACTION METHOD, AND WEBSITE INFORMATION EXTRACTION PROGRAM

NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELE...

1. A website information extraction device comprising:processing circuitry configured to
accumulate an access log including information of one or more websites accessed from a managed network by one or more client devices corresponding to a predetermined period of time by receiving the information of the one or more websites from a proxy server that is connected to the one or more client devices after the predetermined period of elapsed time;
extract a known malicious website excluded access log obtained by excluding, from the access log, such an access log that a known malicious website is accessed;
refer to the access log to create a popular website list indicating a predetermined number of items of information of a website in descending order of information of a website having at least a predetermined number of times of access from the managed network during a predetermined period of time, and create a popular website excluded list obtained by excluding the information of the website indicated in the popular website list from the information of the website indicated in the known malicious website excluded access log;
create a minor website list by extracting, from information of a website indicated in the known malicious website excluded access log, a predetermined number of items of information of a website in order of information of a website having a smallest number of times of access from the managed network to information of a website having a greatest number of times of access from the managed network;
create a reduced candidate website list based on a combination of the popular website excluded list and the minor website list; and
output the created reduced candidate website list to an examination device that examines whether a website is a malicious website.

US Pat. No. 10,511,612

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DETECTING INTRUSION INTO COMMUNICATION ENVIRONMENT

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A system configured to detect intrusion into a communication environment in which a plurality of communication devices is communicably connected via a communication network, the system comprising a processor configured tomonitor information or communication in the communication environment and detect occurrence of a security incident in the communication environment,
simulatively execute a normal workflow, which is predetermined to be executed in the communication environment by at least one of the communication devices, in a test communication environment provided as a part of the communication environment or another communication environment different from the communication environment, in response to detecting the security incident,
monitor information or communication in the test communication environment when the normal workflow is executed in the test communication environment,
set, as the test communication environment, a virtual communication environment in which at least two virtual communication devices virtualizing at least two of the communication devices are communicably connected via a virtual communication network virtualizing the communication network, in response to detecting the security incident,
analyze the security incident,
determine a degree of risk of the security incident,
in response to determining that the degree of risk of the security incident is higher than a predetermined threshold,
disconnect the communication between the test communication environment and the part of the communication environment other than the test communication environment, when the test communication environment is provided as the part of the communication environment, and
disconnect the communication between the test communication environment and the communication environment, when the test communication environment is provided as the another communication environment, and
simulatively allow events of the information or communication anomalies, which are predicted to occur due to the intrusion into the communication environment when the normal workflow is executed, to occur when the normal workflow is executed in the test communication environment.

US Pat. No. 10,511,605

METHOD FOR SECURING ELECTRONIC DATA BY RESTRICTING ACCESS AND TRANSMISSION OF THE DATA

Bottomline Technologies (...

1. A system for securing electronic data, the system comprising:a non-transitory computer readable medium of an accessing device storing an executable program configured to be executable by a processor of the accessing device; and
a non-transitory computer readable medium of a host device storing a data structure, the data structure comprising:
an identifier;
embedded data accessible only by first executing the executable program, wherein:
the executable program when executed determines if the accessing device attempting to access the embedded data has permission to access the embedded data;
if the accessing device is determined not to have permission to access the embedded data, the executable program destroys the embedded data; and
if the accessing device is determined to have permission to access the embedded data, the executable program allows the host device to access the embedded data; and
a sensor device positioned between a receiving device and the host device to detect the data structure when transmitted from the host device to the receiving device outside of the predefined area, wherein, during the transmission of data, the sensor device is configured to:
receive the data structure during transmission from the host device to the receiving device;
detect the identifier of the received data structure;
access a permission table associating each of a plurality of identifiers with a permission regarding transmission and determine a permission associated with the identifier;
when the permission associated with the identifier indicates that the data structure is permitted to be transmitted to the receiving device, transmit the received data structure to the receiving device; and
when the permission associated with the identifier indicates that the data structure is not permitted to be transmitted to the receiving device, destroy the embedded data by overwriting the embedded data.

US Pat. No. 10,511,597

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MULTIFACTOR MUTUAL AUTHENTICATION

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, by a first computing device, mutual authentication information from a first server, wherein the mutual authentication information includes a color-based authentication component;
tracking a first location of the first computing device;
providing navigation from the first location to a second location, wherein tracking the first location of the first computing device is part of the navigation;
causing a first color from the color-based authentication component to be displayed on the first computing device, wherein the first color indicates that the first location is distant from the second location;
determining, by the first computing device, that the first computing device is at the second location, wherein the second location is a destination of the first computing device;
causing a second color from the color-based authentication component to be displayed on the first computing device based on the determination that the first computing device is at the second location;
reading a third color presented by a second computing device, wherein the third color is read by an image capture device;
comparing, by the first computing device, the third color to the second color to verify an identity of the second computing device;
based on the third color matching the second color, causing a first machine-readable code to be displayed on the first computing device, wherein the first machine-readable code is at least one of a bar code or a QR code;
reading a second machine-readable code presented by the second computing device, wherein the second machine-readable code is at least one of a bar code or a QR code;
comparing the second machine-readable code to the first machine-readable code as part of a multifactor authentication of the second computing device;
verifying the identity of the second computing device when the second machine-readable code matches the first machine-readable code.

US Pat. No. 10,511,589

SINGLE LOGOUT FUNCTIONALITY FOR A MULTI-TENANT IDENTITY AND DATA SECURITY MANAGEMENT CLOUD SERVICE

Oracle International Corp...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium having instructions stored thereon that, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to provide cloud-based identity and access management, the providing comprising: receiving a first request for an identity management service configured to allow for accessing at least two applications comprising a first application that requires a first access protocol and a second application that requires a second access protocol that is different than the first access protocol; sending the first request to a first microservice, wherein the first microservice performs the identity management service by generating a token, wherein the first microservice generates the token at least in part by sending a second request to a single sign-on (SSO) microservice, wherein the SSO microservice is configured to provide SSO functionality across different microservices that are based on different access protocols; wherein the SSO microservice implements an SSO and generates a cookie that includes a global state and is used for communicating with different microservices; receiving a single log-out (SLO) of the SSO; and using the cookie to iteratively log-out of the applications, wherein, after each logout of an application of the first access protocol, a redirect is performed to the SSO microservice to trigger log-out of applications of a different protocol, wherein the iterative log-out of the applications comprises triggering a log-out of the first application, receiving the redirect and determining that there is another access protocol for log-out that is different from the first access protocol, and triggering a log-out of the second application; wherein the cookie indicates applications that are signed into the SSO and the redirect is stored on the cookie.

US Pat. No. 10,511,585

SMOOTHING OF DISCRETIZED VALUES USING A TRANSITION MATRIX

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method, comprising:obtaining at least one probability of transitioning between at least two discretized values of a given feature, wherein the at least two discretized values are a result of a discretization procedure such that each of the at least two discretized values represents a range of two or more values corresponding to the given feature, wherein each of the at least two discretized values are associated with a respective feature score;
computing, using at least one processing device, a smoothed feature score for said given feature for a transition from a first one of said discretized values to a second one of said discretized values based at least in part on: (i) the feature score associated with the first discretized value, (ii) the feature score associated with the second discretized value, and (iii) the probability of the transition from the first discretized value to the second discretized value, wherein computing the smoothed feature score smoothes common transitions and does not smooth uncommon transitions; and
performing, using said at least one processing device, one or more of authenticating a user and verifying an identity of a user based at least in part on said smoothed feature score.

US Pat. No. 10,511,556

BURSTY DETECTION FOR MESSAGE STREAMS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A method, performed by one or more processing devices, comprising:receiving one or more user-generated electronic message streams, each of the one or more electronic message streams including a plurality of electronic messages that include human-readable content;
selecting a time range for analysis of the one or more electronic message streams, each electronic message of the plurality of electronic messages being associated with a particular respective time that is within the time range;
analyzing a set of historic data of the one or more electronic message streams, wherein the analyzing the set of historic data comprises:
extracting one or more phrases from the set of historic data based on repeated pattern discovery of the one or more phrases in the set of historic data;
identifying statistics of phrase candidates in the historic data; and
identifying a user credit based on social interaction;
identifying a plurality of bursty phrases that are human-readable in the set of historic data of the one or more electronic message streams in the time range, wherein the plurality of bursty phrases each occur in the set of historic data above a threshold occurrence amount in the time range;
calculating a semantic similarity between the plurality of bursty phrases;
clustering the bursty phrases in one or more bursty topics based on the semantic similarity between the plurality of bursty phrases and based on the particular respective time of each electronic message;
generating a rank for each of the one or more bursty topics;
displaying the one or more bursty topics as a time-series in a graphical user interface (GUI) in view of the rank; and
storing the one or more bursty topics.

US Pat. No. 10,511,540

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF PREDICTIVE DISPLAY OF CLOUD OFFERINGS BASED ON REAL-TIME INFRASTRUCTURE DATA CONFIGURATIONS

VCE IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method for provisioning a computing component, the method comprising:obtaining, using one or more computing devices, contextual information corresponding to a workload comprising at least one application executed on a first set of cloud services currently being consumed to support an end user workload, wherein the first set of cloud services are deployed in a cloud computing network and the contextual information comprises:
one or more configurations of computing resources associated with the first set of cloud services;
one or more end user preferences of the end user workload; and
performance information corresponding to an execution of at least one application on the computing resources associated with the first set of cloud services;
communicating with one or more cloud service providers to obtain one or more available cloud service objects from the one or more cloud service providers;
analyzing, using the one or more computing devices, the contextual information to determine a predictive second set of cloud services generated from the one or more available cloud service objects of the one or more cloud service providers, wherein the predictive second set of cloud services includes at least one converged computing infrastructure object comprising a plurality of individual ones of the available cloud service objects of the one or more cloud service providers each modeling a physical computing resource capable of performing the end user workload, wherein the predictive second set of cloud services includes at least one cloud service not included in the first set of cloud services, wherein analyzing the contextual information comprises:
identifying at least one policy defining one or more constraints of and corresponding to the one or more available cloud service objects, the one or more constraints including at least one of real-time utilization, performance, configuration, availability, security, and end user-preference requirements of the workload; and
executing the at least one policy to validate that the predictive second set of cloud services satisfies the one or more constraints;
generating one or more graphical user-interfaces for displaying the predictive second set of cloud services to an end user associated with the end user workload;
receiving, via the one or more graphical user-interfaces, a selection from the end user of at least one new cloud service from the predictive second set of cloud services, the at least one new cloud service comprising at least one cloud computing resource;
provisioning within the cloud computing network, in response to the received selection from the end user via the one or more graphical user-interfaces and using the one or more computing devices, the at least one new cloud service to support the end user workload by reconfiguring the cloud computing network; and
receiving input for filtering the predictive second set of cloud services based on constraints corresponding to the workload; and
in response to the filtering, providing a third set of cloud services for display via the one or more graphical user-interfaces.

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. 10,511,535

DATA TRANSMISSION CONTROL NODE, COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, AND DATA TRANSMISSION MANAGEMENT METHOD

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A data transmission control apparatus configured to control data transmission between two communication parties of a Multipath Transmission Control Protocol (MPTCP) connection, wherein the MPTCP connection comprises multiple Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) subflows, the apparatus comprising:a processor;
a memory for storing instructions which, when executed by the processor, cause the apparatus to:
select at least one TCP subflow on which data transmission control is to be performed from the multiple TCP subflows,
determine to reduce a data transmission rate of the at least one TCP subflow,
determine a reduction degree of the data transmission rate and determine a delay time corresponding to the data transmission rate, and
determine an adjustment policy for an input item of an MPTCP congestion control algorithm, wherein the input item comprises a data round trip time (RTT) of the at least one TCP subflow;
a transceiver configured to send the adjustment policy to a network node corresponding to the at least one TCP subflow;
wherein the adjustment policy is for instructing the network node to delay sending a data packet on the at least one TCP subflow according to the delay time to increase the data RTT, wherein the increased data RTT is for triggering the two communication parties to perform the MPTCP congestion control algorithm, and an output result of the MPTCP congestion control algorithm comprises a determination to migrate a part or all of data transmitted on the at least one TCP subflow to another TCP subflow that belongs to the MPTCP connection; and
wherein the network node is located in a communication link between the two communication parties.

US Pat. No. 10,511,529

PACKET PROCESSING METHOD FOR VIRTUAL SWITCH

CASWELL, INC., New Taipe...

1. A packet processing method for a virtual switch, carried out in the virtual switch of a software defined network (SDN) architecture, and having a flow table, and the flow table including a plurality of flow entries, each having a corresponding action, and the method setting a signature pre-computation table in advance, and the signature pre-computation table including a plurality of destination addresses and a plurality of signatures corresponding to the destination addresses respectively, and the signatures of the signature pre-computation table being computed by a signature function in advance and stored into the signature pre-computation table; and the method comprising the steps of:Step (S1): inputting a packet, and then carrying out Step (S2);
Step (S2): resolving a destination address of the packet, and then carrying out Step (S3);
Step (S3): comparing the destination address with the signature pre-computation table, and determining whether the destination address falls in the signature pre-computation table, if yes, then carrying out Step (S4); or else carrying out Step (S5);
Step (S4): obtaining a signature according to the destination address of the packet, and then carrying out Step (S7);
Step (S5): resolving the structure of the packet, and then carrying out Step (S6);
Step (S6): computing the signature of the packet according to the structure of the packet, and then carrying out Step (S7);
Step (S7): comparing the signature of the packet with a plurality of flow entries of the flow table, and determining whether the signature falls within the flow entries, if yes, carrying out Step (S8); if no, carrying out Step (S9);
Step (S8): performing an action corresponding to the flow entry where the signature is situated, and then carrying out Step (S10);
Step (S9): discarding the packet; and
Step (S10): outputting the packet;
wherein, the packet processing method for a virtual switch is capable of making use of the installation of a signature pre-computation table to set the destination address falling within the packets in the signature pre-computation table without the need of computing the signature of the packet, and obtain a corresponding signature according to the destination address of the packet, so as to reduce the required time of processing a packet effectively and improve the throughput of the virtual switch; and
further comprising a program of dynamically updating the signature pre-computation table taken place between the Step (S1) and Step (S2), and the program of dynamically updating the signature pre-computation table presetting a predetermined quantity as a threshold, and the threshold having a unit, and the program of dynamically updating the signature pre-computation table having a cumulative counter for computing a cumulative quantity of the threshold unit, and the program of dynamically updating the signature pre-computation table comprising the steps of:
Step (S12): updating the cumulative quantity by the cumulative counter, and determining whether the cumulative quantity has reached the threshold, if yes, carrying out Step (S13); if no, carrying out Step (S2);
Step (S13): obtaining a destination address table, and then carrying out Step (S14);
Step (S14): retrieving a key value structure with a destination address (ip_dst) from the packet structure of the packet, filling a destination address (Dst_ip) of the destination address table into the destination address (ip_dst) of the key value structure required for computing the destination address table, and then carrying out Step (S15);
Step (S15): computing the signatures of all packets of the destination address table, and then carrying out Step (S16);
Step (S16): storing the signatures and destination addresses of all packets of the destination address table into the signature pre-computation table, and then carrying out Step (S17); and
Step (S17): resetting the cumulative quantity of the packet to zero, and then carrying out Step (S2).

US Pat. No. 10,511,513

PING PAIR TECHNIQUE FOR DETECTING WIRELESS CONGESTION

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method, comprising:sending a high priority ping request to an access point, wherein the high priority ping is placed at a front of a queue at the access point;
sending a lower priority ping request to the access point, wherein the low priority ping is placed at a back of the queue at the access point;
receiving a high priority ping response from the access point;
receiving a lower priority ping response from the access point;
calculating a queuing delay of the access point based on a difference in a round trip time of the lower priority ping request and the lower priority ping response and a round trip time of the high priority ping request and the high priority ping response; and
providing the queuing delay to an application.

US Pat. No. 10,511,510

PERFORMANCE OF COMMUNICATION NETWORK BASED ON END TO END PERFORMANCE OBSERVATION AND EVALUATION

Accenture Global Solution...

1. A computer-implemented method for evaluating performance of one or more communication networks, the method being executed by one or more processors and comprising:receiving a generated performance index for a communication network, wherein the performance index is generated based at least in part on a set of key performance indicators and corresponding thresholds values, the key performance indicators being measurable aspects of the communication network's performance;
receiving an external performance index for the communication network, wherein the external performance index is based on data collected from one or more users of the communication network and represents user experience with the communication network;
in response to determining a discrepancy between the generated performance index and the external performance index, evaluating one or more key performance indicators associated with the communication network, wherein the one or more key performance indicators under evaluation include at least one key performance indicator not included in the set of key performance indicators on which the generated performance index for the communication network is based, the evaluating comprising, for each key performance indicator under evaluation:
(i) receiving data associated with the key performance indicator;
(ii) based at least in part on the received data, determining a key performance indicator value and one or more corresponding threshold values for the key performance indicator; and
(iii) comparing the key performance indicator value to the corresponding one or more threshold values; and
in response to determining that a value of a given key performance indicator fails a threshold comparison against its one or more corresponding threshold values, (i) updating the set of key performance indicators to include the given key performance indicator and its one or more corresponding threshold values, and (ii) automatically modifying one or more settings for the communication network.

US Pat. No. 10,511,507

ROUTING NETWORK TRAFFIC BASED ON WHETHER AN APPLICATION ASSOCIATED WITH TRAFFIC IS A REROUTING APPLICATION AS DEFINED BY A POLICY AND WHETHER A SECOND PATH RANKING EXCEEDS A FIRST PATH RANKING

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method to route network traffic, the method comprising:routing traffic from a local network device, through a remote network location, to a third party network resource along a first path;
identifying an application associated with the traffic;
first determining whether the application is a rerouting application as defined by a policy;
second determining a first ranking for the first path, the first ranking based on network performance of the first path;
third determining a second ranking for a second path from the local network device to the third party network resource along a second path, the second path excluding the remote network location, the second ranking based on network performance of the second path; and
rerouting, in response to a positive result of the first determining and the second ranking exceeding the first ranking by a threshold amount, the traffic along the second path;
wherein in response to a negative result of the first determining the traffic is routed on the first path regardless of the relative ranks of the first and second paths.

US Pat. No. 10,511,500

ESTIMATION DEVICE, ESTIMATION METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELE...

1. An estimation device, which is configured to connect to a network when both DNS response packets and flow information can be collected on the network, comprising:processing circuitry configured to
measure a number of DNS requests for each of a plurality of domain names, based on DNS responses observed in the network;
with respect to flows observed in the network, for each unit of the flows having a common IP address from a plurality of IP addresses, measure a sum of a number of the flows, and a sum of amounts of data as an amount of data for each IP address;
generate a graph in which a node represents a domain name or an IP address included in the DNS response, and an edge represents a correspondence relationship between the domain name and the IP address included in the DNS response;
estimate a transformation matrix representing a relationship between the amount of data measured for each IP address included in a respective DNS response corresponding to the node of the graph, and the number of DNS requests measured for each of the plurality of domain names corresponding to the node other than an intermediate node of the graph; and
based on a relationship in which a value, obtained by multiplying the number of requests for each of the domain names by an amount of data for each flow of each of the domain names, is equivalent to a value obtained by multiplying the transformation matrix by the amount of data for each of the IP addresses, obtain the amount of data for each flow of each of the domain names, and multiply the amount of data for each flow of each of the domain names by the number of the DNS requests for each of the domain names, so as to calculate an estimate of the amount of data for each of the domain names.

US Pat. No. 10,511,483

SECURELY ONBOARDING VIRTUAL MACHINES USING A CENTRALIZED POLICY SERVER

Extreme Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method, comprising:determining a virtual machine (VM) inventory baseline of a system, wherein the determining comprises identifying VMs in a baseline configuration and generating a VM fingerprint for each VM in the VM inventory baseline;
detecting an onboarded VM;
determining whether the onboarded VM is in the VM inventory baseline based on the VM fingerprint;
in response to the onboarded VM being excluded from the VM inventory baseline, setting the onboarded VM to a quarantine stat for a period of time;
comparing an operational posture of the onboarded VM to an operational posture policy of the system;
determining an available maximum number of virtual machines (VMs) permitted in the system according to a license and a current number of VMs in the system;
in response to the operational posture of the onboarded VM meeting the operational posture policy of the system and in response to a determination that the current number of VMs in the system being less than the available maximum number of VMs permitted in the system, setting the onboarded VM from the quarantine state to an operational state; and
in response to the operational posture of the onboarded VM failing to meet the operational policy posture of the system and to the period of time having expired, shutting down the onboarded VM.

US Pat. No. 10,511,474

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM HAVING STORED THEREIN PROGRAM, AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING INFORMATION

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

9. A method of processing information, in an information processing system comprising a plurality of nodes, a plurality of first switches each of which is connected to a set of respectively unique nodes among the plurality of nodes, and a plurality of second switches each of which is connected thereto the plurality of first switches via a plurality of links, in allocating a job executed in a predetermined number of nodes to one or more nodes among the plurality of nodes, the method comprising:determining whether a single target switch of the plurality of first switches is connected to a plurality of unoccupied nodes equal to or more than the predetermined number of nodes, wherein the plurality of unoccupied nodes are among the plurality of nodes;
upon determining that the single target switch is connected to the plurality of unoccupied nodes equal to or more than the predetermined number of nodes, allocating the job to the plurality of unoccupied nodes connected to the single target first switch; and
upon determining that the single target switch is not connected to the plurality of unoccupied nodes equal to or more than the predetermined number of nodes, allocating the job to unoccupied nodes connected to each of two or more target first switches among the plurality of the first switches,
wherein a number of the unoccupied nodes connected to each of the two or more target first switches does not exceed a number of the valid links among the plurality of links connected to each of the two or more target first switches.

US Pat. No. 10,511,471

SOUNDING AND TONE BLOCK ALLOCATION FOR ORTHOGONAL FREQUENCY DIVISION MULTIPLE ACCESS (OFDMA) IN WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORKS

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A method for simultaneously communicating with multiple communication devices in a communication network, the method comprising:transmitting, by a first communication device, a null data packet (NDP) to a plurality of second communication devices, wherein the NDP spans a channel frequency bandwidth, and wherein the NDP is transmitted via a plurality of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) subcarriers that span the channel frequency bandwidth;
receiving, at the first communication device, a plurality of sounding feedback packets from the plurality of second communication devices,
wherein each sounding feedback packet includes one or more signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) indicators corresponding to one or more respective groups of OFDM subcarriers from among the plurality of OFDM subcarriers,
wherein the SNR indicators correspond to reception of the NDP at the plurality of second communication devices,
wherein each sounding feedback packet in the plurality of sounding feedback packets includes a respective indication of OFDM subcarriers for which the sounding feedback packet includes SNR information, and
wherein at least one sounding feedback packet from among the plurality of sounding feedback packets does not include SNR information for all OFDM subcarriers via which the NDP was transmitted;
allocating, at the first communication device, respective sets of OFDM subcarriers to second communication devices in a group of second communication devices for an orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) communication, wherein the first communication device uses the received SNR indicators to allocate the sets of OFDM subcarriers; and
at least one of:
transmitting, by the first communication device to the group of second communication devices, a downlink OFDMA transmission that includes respective data directed to the second communication devices in the group, wherein the respective data are transmitted via respective sets of OFDM subcarriers that were allocated to the second communication devices in the group, and
receiving, at the first communication device, an uplink OFDMA transmission from the group of second communication devices, wherein the uplink OFDMA transmission includes respective data from the second communication devices in the group, wherein the respective data are transmitted via respective sets of OFDM subcarriers that were allocated to the second communication devices in the group.

US Pat. No. 10,511,436

PROTECTING KEY MATERIAL USING WHITE-BOX CRYPTOGRAPHY AND SPLIT KEY TECHNIQUES

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method, comprising:splitting a secret key of a software application provider into a plurality of key shares, wherein a subset of said plurality of key shares is needed to reconstruct said secret key;
using one of said plurality of key shares to encrypt the remaining key shares of said plurality of key shares to obtain a set of wrapped key shares;
applying said one key share to a white-box cryptography compiler to generate a white-box cryptographic program;
generating a user application that is linked to the white-box cryptography program;
distributing said user application to at least one user; and
providing one of said set of wrapped key shares to a relying party,
wherein, upon said user application of said at least one user attempting to access a resource protected by said relying party, said relying party provides a challenge and said one wrapped key share of said relying party to said user application, wherein said user application provides at least said one wrapped key share of said relying party to said white-box cryptographic program to obtain a digital signature in response to said challenge to provide to said relying party, and wherein said relying party verifies the signature to determine whether the user device is authorized to access the resource.

US Pat. No. 10,511,418

MEASUREMENT METHOD IN CARRIER AGGREGATION AND ASYNCHRONOUS DUAL CONNECTIVITY

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a base station, comprising:a controller to:
configure a first measurement gap pattern with a first measurement gap repetition period (MGRP) for a first receive (Rx) chain of a user equipment (UE);
configure one or more gaps in addition to measurement gaps of the first measurement gap pattern for the first Rx chain; and
configure a second measurement gap pattern with a second MGRP for a second Rx chain of the UE, wherein the first MGRP is different from the second MGRP; and
a transmitter, coupled to the controller, to transmit the first measurement gap pattern and the second measurement gap pattern to the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,511,392

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAMS FOR WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK LOCALIZATION

BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNI...

1. A method comprising:identifying a radio map for an area;
determining a plurality of access points within the area;
determining, via a computing device, a set of location-dependent measurements characterizing signals received from at least one of the plurality of access points;
determining a position vector corresponding to a location of the computing device based at least in part on the set of location-dependent measurements according to the formula

 where ?k is the set of reference points in group k and wk is their corresponding weights, and y=?y is the set of location-dependent measurements for the access points.

US Pat. No. 10,511,388

REDUCING VARIANCE IN REACH OF WDM CHANNELS IN AN OPTICAL NETWORK

Fujitsu Limited, Kawasak...

1. A method for reducing variance in reach of wavelength division multiplexed (WDM) channels in optical transport networks, comprising:selecting, for each of a plurality of WDM channels in an optical network, each assigned to a respective wavelength within a range of wavelengths, a respective initial modulation format with an initial distribution of constellation points in a complex plane;
determining a target reach for the plurality of WDM channels that is achievable by one or more WDM channels assigned to wavelengths in an upper portion of the range using their respective initial modulation formats but is not achievable by one or more WDM channels assigned to wavelengths in a lower portion of the range using their respective initial modulation formats, the wavelengths in the lower portion of the range being shorter than the wavelengths in the upper portion of the range;
applying one or more reach extension techniques to a given one of the one or more WDM channels assigned to wavelengths in the lower portion of the range to extend its reach to at least the target reach;
refraining from applying reach extension techniques to the one or more WDM channels assigned to wavelengths in the upper portion of the range;
transmitting or receiving traffic over the given one of the one or more WDM channels assigned to wavelengths in the lower portion of the range using its initial modulation format and using the one or more reach extension techniques applied to the given channel; and
transmitting or receiving traffic over the one or more WDM channels assigned to wavelengths in the upper portion of the range using their respective initial modulation formats and without using reach extension techniques.

US Pat. No. 10,511,377

HIGH LINEARITY SATELLITE PAYLOAD USING SOLID STATE POWER AMPLIFIERS

1. A solid state amplifier, comprising:an input
port; an
output
port;
a main arm connected between the input port and the output port, including a first main amplifier stage configured to generate a first output signal from an input signal received from the input port;
an auxiliary arm connected in parallel with the main arm between the input port and the output port, including a first auxiliary amplifier stage configured to generate a second output signal by amplifying portions of the input signal received the input port having an amplitude above a threshold level;
an input splitter configured to receive the input signal and provide it to the main arm and the auxiliary arm;
a combining circuit configured to receive the first output signal and the second output signal, generate therefrom a combined output signal and provide the combined output signal to the output port;
a first bias control circuit connected to the first main amplifier stage and configured to bias the first main amplifier stage according to a corresponding first set of control signals;
a second bias control circuit connected to the first auxiliary amplifier stage and configured to bias the first auxiliary amplifier stage according to a corresponding second set of control signals; and
a control circuit configured to generate the corresponding first set of control signals and the corresponding second sets of control signals, the first set of controls signals configured to generate the first output signal to have a specified response over a first output range when the input signal has an amplitude below the threshold level, and the corresponding second set of control signals configured relative to the corresponding first set of control signals to generate the combined output signal to have the specified response over a second output range when the input signal has an amplitude above the threshold level.

US Pat. No. 10,511,365

LINEAR COMBINATION CODEBOOK FOR CSI REPORTING IN ADVANCED WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A user equipment (UE) for a channel state information (CSI) feedback in an advanced communication system, the UE comprising:a transceiver configured to receive, from a base station (BS), CSI feedback configuration information for precoding matrix indicator (PMI) feedback based on a linear combination (LC) codebook, wherein the PMI feedback comprises a first PMI value (i1) and a second PMI value (i2); and
at least one processor configured to determine the first PMI value (i1) and the second PMI value (i2) indicating an LC precoder that corresponds to a weighted linear combination of a plurality of beams, wherein:
the plurality of beams are indicated by first beam information and second beam information, the first beam information indicating a reference beam in first and second dimensions, the second beam information indicating a distance from the reference beam in the first and second dimensions, and
the second PMI value (i2) indicates a phase of weights assigned to the plurality of beams; and
wherein the transceiver is further configured to transmit, to the BS, the CSI feedback over an uplink channel including the determined first PMI value (i1) and the determined second PMI value (i2).

US Pat. No. 10,511,329

POLAR CODING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A polar coding method, comprising:obtaining to-be-coded bits;
determining a sequence with a length N based on a preset sequence, wherein the sequence with the length N is used to represent a reliability order of N polarized channels, and wherein N is a positive integer power of 2, wherein the preset sequence is [1, 2, L1(m=3) 17, L2(m=1012), L3(m=2), 1020, 1022, 1023, 1024], wherein Ln(m) is a subsequence in the preset sequence, wherein n is a sequence number of the subsequence in preset sequence, wherein n?{1, 2, 3}, wherein m indicates a length of an nth subsequence, and wherein locations of elements in the subsequence are able to mutually exchanged in the subsequence; and
performing polar coding on the to-be-coded bits by using the sequence with the length N to obtain coded bits.

US Pat. No. 10,511,320

LOW DISTORTION SUCCESSIVE APPROXIMATION REGISTER (SAR) ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTERS (ADCS) AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. An analog-to-digital converter (ADC) device comprising:a comparator having an output, a first input, and a second input;
a successive approximation register (SAR) configured to receive the output of the comparator as an input and to generate based thereon a parallel digital output having a most significant bit (MSB) and a plurality of less significant bits associated with a reference voltage;
a digital-to-analog converter (DAC) configured to receive the parallel digital output from the SAR and to generate based thereon an internal analog signal, the internal analog signal applied as the first input to the comparator,
wherein the DAC includes a capacitor network coupled to the first input having:
a redistribution capacitor coupled to a first voltage that is greater than the reference voltage such that a ratio N is equal to the reference voltage divided by the first voltage;
one or more first capacitors also coupled to the first voltage at least one first capacitor associated with the MSB; and
a plurality of second capacitors coupled to the reference voltage, wherein the redistribution capacitor having a capacitive value that is equal to (1?N) times the total capacitance of a parallel combination of the one or more first capacitors, further wherein the second capacitors are associated with less significant bits; and
an input voltage line carrying an input voltage (VIN) switchably coupled to the first input or switchably coupled to the second input.

US Pat. No. 10,511,295

CIRCUIT FOR COMPARISON OF A VOLTAGE WITH A THRESHOLD AND CONVERSION OF ELECTRICAL ENERGY

1. A circuit for comparing a voltage with a first threshold, comprising:a first inverter;
a second inverter having an input node coupled to an output node of the first inverter and an output node coupled to an output node of the circuit;
a first normally-on transistor coupling and input node of the first inverter to a first node of application of said voltage;
a second normally-on transistor coupling a first power supply node of the first inverter and a first power supply node of the second inverter to the first node of application of said voltage;
a third normally-on transistor coupling a control gate of the second normally-on transistor to the first node of application of said voltage; and
a first resistor coupling the control gate of the second normally-on transistor to a second node of application of said voltage,
wherein a control gate of the first normally-on transistor, a control gate of the third normally-on transistor, a second power supply node of the first inverter, and a second power supply node of the second inverter are coupled to the second node of application of said voltage,
and wherein the first threshold depends on the turn-off threshold of the first normally-on transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,511,294

CROSS-POINT OFFSET ADJUSTMENT CIRCUIT

Finisar Corporation, Sun...

1. A differential signal offset adjustment circuit, comprising:a first circuit operatively coupled to an amplification circuit so as to receive a first one of a differential input signal including a DC offset and configured to generate a first one of a differential output signal with a positive offset based on a combination of a differential offset signal and the DC offset; and
a second circuit operatively coupled to the amplification circuit so as to receive a second one of the differential input signal including the DC offset and configured to generate a second one of the differential output signal with a negative offset based on a combination of the differential offset signal and the DC offset.

US Pat. No. 10,511,289

TIME SYNCHRONIZED NETWORKS OF WIRELESS NODES AND THE WIRELESS NODES

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A wireless network, comprising:a master node comprising a master radio frequency (RF) transmitter configured to transmit at a master frequency, said master frequency being generated by said master node using a master clock; and
a slave node comprising:
a tunable RF receiver configured to be in wireless communication with said master node and to receive at a slave frequency;
an RF oscillator configured to communicate with the tunable RF receiver, the RF oscillator being configured to communicate an RF oscillator frequency to the tunable RF receiver to determine and tune the slave frequency;
a signal processor configured to communicate with said tunable RF receiver;
wherein said signal processor is further configured to provide instructions to said tunable RF receiver to search for reception of a signal from said master node by tuning said slave frequency of said tunable RF receiver within a predetermined search band of frequencies, to provide an initial detected master frequency,
wherein said signal processor is further configured to instruct said tunable RF receiver to receive a calibration signal at said initial detected master frequency from said master node, said calibration signal containing time information or frequency information, or both, and
wherein said signal processor is further configured to provide a frequency error of said RF oscillator frequency relative to said calibration signal by comparing information from said calibration signal to a corresponding signal from said RF oscillator to tune the RF oscillator frequency to the master frequency to enable communication between said slave node and said master node at said tuned RF oscillator frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,511,240

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A FLUID PUMP FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Continental Automotive Gm...

1. An apparatus (1) for controlling a fluid pump (100) for a motor vehicle (2), the apparatus comprising:a back EMF (electromotive force) detector configured to return position information relating an electric prime mover (110) of the fluid pump (100), wherein the electric prime mover (110) is an Electronically Commutated (EC) motor;
a first controller (10) configured to actuate the electric prime mover (110) of the fluid pump (100) by impressing at least one motor current with an adapted current intensity and an adapted waveform; and
a second controller (20) configured to detect, based on position information of the back EMF detector, a rotational speed of the electric prime mover (110) and to apply an adapted voltage to the electric prime mover (110) if a rotational speed can be detected based on the back EMF,
wherein the apparatus (1) is configured to compare the detected rotational speed of the electric prime mover (110) with a rotational speed threshold value for the electric prime mover (110),
wherein the apparatus (1) is configured to use the first controller (10) to actuate the electric prime mover (110) by impressing on the motor the at least one motor current with the adapted current intensity and the adapted waveform if the detected rotational speed of the electric prime mover (110) is determined to be below the rotational speed threshold value for the electric prime mover (110) based on a failure of the back EMF detector to return position information, and
wherein the apparatus (1) is configured to use the second controller (20) to actuate the electric prime mover (110) by applying an adapted voltage to the electric prime mover (110) on the basis of the detected rotational speed if the detected rotational speed of the electric prime mover (110) is above the rotational speed threshold value for the electric prime mover (110).

US Pat. No. 10,511,228

DC-DC CONVERTING CONTROLLER

UPI SEMICONDUCTOR CORP., ...

1. A DC-DC converting controller, coupled to an output stage and an external resistor network and providing a pulse-width-modulation signal to control the output stage to provide an output voltage, the DC-DC converting controller comprising:a sensing circuit, coupled to the output stage and providing a sensing current;
a droop current circuit, coupled to the sensing circuit and providing a droop current according to the sensing current;
a first pin, coupled to the droop current circuit and the external resistor network and receiving the droop current and a first reference voltage, wherein the first pin provides the droop current to the external resistor network to make the external resistor network provide a second reference voltage; and
a pulse-width-modulation signal control loop, coupled to the external resistor network and generating the pulse-width-modulation signal according to the second reference voltage and a feedback voltage related to the output voltage,
wherein the droop current is reduced to a default value with a default time.

US Pat. No. 10,511,211

TRIP REDUCTION TOOL FOR A WIND TURBINE POWER SYSTEM

General Electric Company,...

1. A trip reduction tool for a wind turbine power system, the trip reduction tool comprising:a capacitor assembly configured to provide multiple capacitance levels for an electrical circuit of the wind turbine power system, the multiple capacitance levels comprising, at least, a first level of capacitance during a learning phase of the trip reduction tool; and,
one or more processors communicatively coupled to the capacitor assembly, the one or more processors configured to perform one or more operations, the one or more operations comprising:
during the learning phase, monitoring a plurality of electrical devices of the electrical circuit of the wind turbine power system for trips;
when a trip is detected, collecting data associated with the trip;
determining a location of the trip based on the collected data;
when the location of the trip is located in an electrical device of the plurality of electrical devices that corresponds to a weak link of the electrical circuit, determining a second level of capacitance for the electrical circuit based on the collected data; and,
providing the second level of capacitance at the weak link of the electrical circuit to reduce future trips of the device.

US Pat. No. 10,511,196

SLOT ANTENNA WITH ORTHOGONALLY POSITIONED SLOT SEGMENTS FOR RECEIVING ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES HAVING DIFFERENT POLARIZATIONS

Energous Corporation, Sa...

1. An antenna for receiving electromagnetic waves having different polarizations, comprising:a plurality of slots defined by a piece of metal, wherein each of the plurality of slots comprises at least three continuous segments,
wherein, for each of the plurality of slots:
a first segment of the at least three continuous segments is: (i) defined by the piece of metal in a first dimension, and (ii) configured to receive radio frequency (RF) power transmission waves having a first polarization;
a second segment of the at least three continuous segments is: (i) defined by the piece of metal in a second dimension, distinct from the first dimension, and (ii) configured to receive RF power transmission waves having a second polarization different from the first polarization; and
a third segment of the at least three continuous segments is: (i) defined by the piece of metal in a third dimension, distinct from the first and second dimensions, and (ii) configured to receive RF power transmission waves having a third polarization different from the first and second polarizations.

US Pat. No. 10,511,184

CHARGING CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WEARABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND SMART WATCH

Goertek Inc., Weifang (C...

1. A charging control method for a wearable electronic device, wherein, the method comprises:setting a temperature range when the wearable electronic device is being charged according to a user demand;
when the charging starts, turning on a wirelessly receiving coil of the wearable electronic device, and using the wirelessly receiving coil to generate a charging current for charging the wearable electronic device;
when it is monitored that a value of the charging current of the wearable electronic device rises to a set constant-current charging current value, acquiring in real time a temperature value of the wearable electronic device; and
judging whether the temperature value is within the temperature range; and if yes, maintaining the present value of the charging current of the wearable electronic device; and if not, changing the value of the charging current of the wearable electronic device, and thus changing the temperature value of the wearable electronic device, so that the temperature value of the wearable electronic device is within the temperature range;
wherein the step of changing the value of the charging current of the wearable electronic device, and thus changing the temperature value of the wearable electronic device, so that the temperature value of the wearable electronic device is within the temperature range particularly comprises: when the temperature value is higher than the temperature range, reducing the value of the charging current of the wearable electronic device, and when the temperature value is below the temperature range, increasing the value of the charging current of the wearable electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,511,176

POWER CONVERTER

Delta Electronics, Inc., ...

1. A power converter, comprising:a pre-stage circuit, configured to receive an input voltage and convert the input voltage to a bus voltage; and
a plurality of post-stage circuits, connected in parallel to an output terminal of the pre-stage circuit, and configured to receive the bus voltage from the pre-stage circuit and each converts the bus voltage to an output voltage,
wherein the pre-stage circuit comprises a first capacitor disposed on an output side of the pre-stage circuit, and each of the post-stage circuits comprises a second capacitor disposed on an input side of the post-stage circuit,
wherein the power converter comprises an inductor disposed between the first capacitor and the second capacitor, and
wherein the second capacitor is connected in series with the inductor to define a first series branch, the first series branch is connected in parallel across the first capacitor, and a distance between the first capacitor and the second capacitor is set to satisfy both of following conditions:
at a frequency of an output current of the pre-stage circuit, an absolute value of an impedance of the first series branch is less than or equal to
times of an absolute value of an impedance of the fir capacitor and greater than or equal totimes of the absolute value of the impedance of the first capacitor, wherein 0.5?k?1;the impedance of the first series branch is capacitive at the frequency of the output current.

US Pat. No. 10,511,160

DETECTION AND PROTECTION OF POWER PHASE LOSS AND NEUTRAL FAILURE

1. A protection circuit providing a control voltage to a 3-phase contactor the protection circuit comprising:four input terminals, configured to be connected respectively to three phases and to the neutral line of the 3-phase power supply, wherein the three phases of the 3-phase power supply are inputs to the 3-phase contactor;
an output terminal, providing the control voltage to a control line of the 3-phase contactor; and
a control circuit configured to provide the control voltage to the control line when any one or more of the three phases are live and when the neutral line is connected, and to provide no control voltage when the neutral line is floating
wherein the control circuit is comprised of: at least two cross-connected relays, wherein each relay includes at least one normally open connection and at least one normally close connection, and wherein the output of the at least two cross-connected relays provides a single phase voltage as the control voltage when any one of the three phases is disconnected.

US Pat. No. 10,511,152

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A UNIQUE MATERIAL AND GEOMETRY IN A HIGH TEMPERATURE SPARK PLUG EXTENDER

Woodward, Inc., Fort Col...

1. A system for engine ignition, the system comprising:a spark plug extender for coupling a voltage to a spark plug, the spark plug extender comprising a conductive core encased in a liquid crystal polymer with opposite ends of said conductive core not encased in said liquid crystal polymer, wherein the voltage delivered to the spark plug increases as temperature of the spark plug extender increases above 120 degrees C.

US Pat. No. 10,511,133

DEVICE FOR GENERATING LINEARLY POLARIZED ULTRA-SHORT TERAHERTZ WAVE

Korea Atomic Energy Resea...

1. A device for generating a linearly polarized ultra-short terahertz wave, comprising:a parabolic mirror barrel configured to extend in one direction, and having a parabolic mirror concaved on an upper surface thereof, with an end surface of the parabolic mirror perpendicular to the extending direction forming a parabola;
a plurality of thin films configured to be arranged on the parabolic mirror in the extending direction of the parabolic mirror barrel and having at least some areas thereof disposed to overlap each other; and
an electron accelerator configured to generate an electron beam passing through the plurality of thin films,
wherein spacing spaces are formed between some areas in which the plurality of thin films overlap each other, and when the electron beam passes through the plurality of thin films and the spacing spaces, a linearly polarized terahertz wave is generated between the spacing spaces.

US Pat. No. 10,511,124

ELECTRICAL PLUG CONNECTION

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. An electrical plug connection comprising:a plug that includes:
a housing that includes a plurality of electrical plug contacts; and
an operating element that is moveably fastened onto the housing and that includes
a sliding track;
a plug module that includes a plurality of complementary plug contacts, which, in a completely plugged-in position of the plug on the plug module, electrically contact the electrical plug contacts;
a pin attached to the plug module and that is guided in the sliding track, such that, during a movement of the operating element relative to the housing, a force is transmittable from the sliding track to the pin so that the plug and the plug module are movable toward each other in a plug-in direction and movable away from each other opposite to the plug-in direction, wherein the sliding track includes at least one first section and at least one second section oriented such that plugging of the plug into the plug module in the plug-in direction and detaching of the plug from the plug module opposite to the plug-in direction each is carried out by two movements of the operating element respectively in a first movement direction and in a second movement direction that is opposite the first movement direction, wherein the operating element is a lever that is rotatable relative to the housing of the plug.

US Pat. No. 10,511,122

SENSOR ARRANGEMENT FOR USE IN PROCESS AUTOMATION

1. A sensor arrangement for use in process automation, the sensor arrangement comprising:a sensor including a first coupling body having a sensor element structured to detect a measurement value of the process automation and having a first interface configured to transmit a signal dependent upon the measurement value, the sensor further including a light source; and
a connection element structured to transmit the signal to a superordinate unit, the connection element including a second coupling body complementary to the first coupling body and having a second interface complementary to the first interface, wherein the first interface and second interface are configured for bi-directional communication between the sensor and the superordinate unit,
wherein the light source is embodied to transduce the signal dependent upon the measurement value into light of a color corresponding to a discrete value of the measurement value, wherein the light source is configured to emit a range of colors of light in which each color corresponds to a different discrete value of the measurement value.

US Pat. No. 10,511,114

CONTACT

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

1. A contact configured to be capable of electrically connecting a first member and a second member by being attached to the first member and sandwiched between the first member and the second member, the contact comprising:a base portion fixable to the first member;
a contact portion configured to make contact with the second member at at least one contact point; and
a spring portion configured to be elastically deformable between both ends, where one end is a fixed end connected to the base portion and another end is a free end connected to the contact portion, and to displaceably support the contact portion,
wherein the base portion, the contact portion, and the spring portion are integrally formed with a thin plate made of metal,
the spring portion includes a bent portion curved in a direction in which a thickness direction of the thin plate is a radial direction,
the contact portion includes a flat plate portion extending in a flat plate shape from one end of the bent portion,
a protrusion protruding toward the second member is provided on the flat plate portion as one of the at least one contact point, and
the protrusion is provided at a location separated from a boundary between the contact portion and the spring portion by greater than or equal to 0.9 mm toward the contact portion, is configured to have a height ranging from 0.15 mm to 0.35 mm, and is configured to prevent the spring portion from breaking,
the contact further comprising:
a standing wall extending from the base portion; and
an engaging portion extending from an end portion of the flat plate portion on an opposite side from the bent portion,
wherein the contact is configured such that an engaging hole is provided in the standing wall, and a movement range of the contact portion is restricted by the engaging portion catching in the engaging hole.

US Pat. No. 10,511,081

ANTENNA STRUCTURE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE USING SAME

Chiun Mai Communication S...

1. An antenna structure comprising:a metallic member, the metallic member comprising a front frame, a backboard, and a side frame, the side frame being between the front frame and the backboard, the side frame comprising at least a top portion, a first side portion, and a second side portion, the first side portion and the second side portion respectively connected to two ends of the top portion;
a first feed portion;
a first ground portion; and
a second ground portion;
wherein the side frame defines a slot, the slot is defined on at least the top portion;
wherein the front frame defines a first gap and a second gap, the first gap and the second gap are between two opposite ends of the slot, the first gap and the second gap communicate with the slot and extend across the front frame;
wherein a portion of the front frame between the first gap and the second gap forms a first radiating section, the first ground portion and the second ground portion are electrically connected to the first radiating section, the first feed portion is positioned between the first ground portion and the second ground portion and is electrically connected to an end of the first radiating section adjacent to the first gap; the first radiating section is divided into a short portion towards the first gap and a long portion towards the second gap according to a connecting point of the first feed portion; and
wherein current enters the first radiating section from the first feed portion, the current flows through the first radiating section and towards the first gap and the second gap, respectively, to generate radiation signals in a first frequency band and a second frequency band, a frequency of the first frequency band is higher than a frequency of the second frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,511,076

RF COUPLER INCLUDING VERTICALLY STACKED COUPLING SECTIONS HAVING CONDUCTIVE LAYERS DISPOSED BETWEEN THE COUPLING SECTIONS AND THE COUPLER INCLUDING A SURROUNDING ELECTRIC SHIELD

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

2. An RF coupler, comprising:a plurality of electrically connected, vertically stacked, coupling sections, each one of the coupling sections comprising:
a pair of dielectrically separated strip conductors, the strip conductors being separated by an electromagnetic coupling region disposed between the pair of strip conductors;
a plurality of electrically conductive layers, each one of the electrically conductive layers being disposed between a pair of the vertically stacked coupling sections; and
an electric shield disposed over top and sides of the coupling sections;
a solid dielectric structure disposed between the plurality of electrically connected, vertically stacked, coupling sections and the electric shield; and
wherein the dielectric structure comprises:
a plurality of dielectric layers, at least one of the dielectric layers having a horizontal portion and a vertical portion, the vertical portion being disposed at an end of the horizontal portion;
wherein each one of the plurality of dielectric layers is disposed over at least one electromagnetic coupling region; and
wherein the vertical portion of the at least one of the plurality of dielectric layers being disposed between a corresponding one of the plurality of vertically stacked, coupling sections layers and a corresponding portion of an inside surface of the electric shield.

US Pat. No. 10,511,046

FUEL CELL ASSEMBLING METHOD AND FUEL CELL ASSEMBLING APPARATUS

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A fuel cell assembling method comprising:fixing a first end portion of a coupling member to a first end plate;
temporarily fixing a tensile load application device to a second end portion of the coupling member by engaging a plurality of hooks at distal ends of arm portions of the tensile load application device in a plurality of holes at the second end portion of the coupling member;
fixing, in a state where a prescribed tensile load is applied to the coupling member and a prescribed compressive load is applied to a cell stack of a fuel cell by a compressive load application device, the second end portion of the coupling member to a second end plate by a fixing device, wherein:
the fixing device is a swaging device, and
the second end portion of the coupling member is swaged inward in a thickness direction of the coupling member by the swaging device; and
removing the tensile load application device and the fixing device from the second end portion of the coupling member, and removing the compressive load application device from the cell stack, wherein:
the prescribed compressive load applied to the cell stack is maintained after removal of the tensile load application device and the fixing device from the second end portion, and removal of the compressive load application device from the cell stack.

US Pat. No. 10,511,009

ELECTRICAL ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA J...

1. An electrical energy storage device comprising:a casing configured to accommodate electrolytic solution and an electrode assembly including a positive electrode and a negative electrode;
a terminal configured to extend from inside of the casing to outside of the casing through an opening provided on the casing; and
a current interruption device disposed within the casing, electrically connected to the terminal and one of the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and comprising a conductive member configured to switch the terminal and the one of the positive electrode and the negative electrode from a conductive state to a non-conductive state,
wherein
the terminal is provided on a terminal wall, which is one of a plurality of walls configuring the casing,
the terminal comprises a column part inserted in the opening and a base part connected to one end of the column part and disposed within the casing,
the base part is larger than the opening in a plan view of the terminal wall and is electrically connected to the conductive member,
a first insulating member is disposed between the terminal and the terminal wall, the first insulating member has an insulating property and surrounds an entire periphery of the column part,
the first insulating member comprises a sealing part sealing between the inside and the outside of the casing by being in contact with both of the terminal and the terminal wall at a sealing position, and a non-sealing part that does not provide sealing between the inside and the outside of the casing,
the sealing position surrounds the entire periphery of the column part, and
in an entire space provided between the terminal and the terminal wall on an inner side of the casing than the sealing position, the non-sealing part surrounds the entire periphery of the column part and is disposed from an end face in the entire space on a casing outer side to an end face in the entire space on a casing inner side,
the current interruption device further comprises a breakable plate and a deformable plate,
the breakable plate is electrically connected to one of the positive electrode and the negative electrode, and is electrically connected to the conductive member,
the deformable plate is disposed on an opposite side from the conductive member relative to the breakable plate, an outer edge part of the deformable plate being fixed to the breakable plate, the deformable plate configured to electrically separate the breakable plate from the conductive member by deforming when a pressure within the casing rises above a predetermined level,
a second insulating member is disposed between the breakable plate and the terminal, and seals between the breakable plate and the terminal,
the first insulating member comprises a first part and a second part,
the first part extends from an outer side toward the inner side of the casing on a surface of the base part facing the terminal wall,
the second part extends from an end of the first part on the inner side of the casing to the deformable plate, and
the first part and the second part are in contact with the base part.

US Pat. No. 10,511,004

NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., ...

1. A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery comprising a positive electrode having a positive electrode active material layer, a negative electrode having a negative electrode active material layer, and an electrolyte layer having an electrolyte solution containing a non-aqueous solvent,wherein at least one of the positive electrode active material layer and the negative electrode active material layer comprises:
a core-shell-type electrode material having a particle form in which a core part including an electrode active material is coated with a shell part including a coating agent having a conductive material and a gel-forming polymer in a gel state and having a liquid absorption rate with respect to absorption of the electrolyte solution of 25 to 200%, wherein the liquid absorption rate of the gel-forming polymer with respect to the electrolyte solution is determined with the following equation:
Liquid absorption rate (%)=[(Weight of gel-forming polymer after immersing in electrolyte solution?Weight of gel-forming polymer before immersing in electrolyte solution)/Weight of gel-forming polymer before immersing in electrolyte solution]×100; and
a binder containing styrene-butadiene rubber and carboxymethyl cellulose wherein the binder is dispersed in at least one of the positive electrode active material layer or the negative electrode active material layer.

US Pat. No. 10,510,995

FILM FORMATION METHOD AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING DISPLAY DEVICE USING THE SAME

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A film formation method of introducing, into a film formation chamber, a vaporized material obtained by vaporizing a liquid-form organic material in a vaporizing chamber and forming a vapor deposition film composed of the vaporized material on a surface of a film formed substrate placed within the film formation chamber, the method comprising:holding an internal temperature of the vaporizing chamber at a lower temperature than a reaction temperature at which the organic material polymerizes;
holding an internal pressure of the vaporizing chamber at a saturated vapor pressure of the organic material;
setting an internal temperature of the film formation chamber to the same temperature as the internal temperature of the vaporizing chamber; and
forming the film in a state where the film formed substrate is held at a temperature lower than the internal temperature of the film formation chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,510,983

ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A method of manufacturing a sealant, the method comprising:forming an organic-sealant on a first substrate;
providing a source gas to a free volume of the organic-sealant; and
providing a reactive gas into the organic-sealant into which the source gas is introduced,
wherein an inorganic material is formed in the free volume of the organic-sealant, by reacting the source gas and the reactive gas.

US Pat. No. 10,510,976

LIGHT-EMITTING APPARATUS

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A light-emitting apparatus, comprising:a light-emitting device, comprising a plurality of layers, wherein the plurality of layers comprises a light-emitting layer being transparent;
a light-guiding structure, being transparent, and configured to guide light emitted from the light-emitting layer, wherein the light-guiding structure is disposed beside the light-emitting device, and a refractive index of the light-guiding structure is greater than or equal to an average of refractive indices of the layers of the light-emitting device that is transparent; and
a light output structure, configured to receive the light guided by the light-guiding structure and output the light out of the light-emitting apparatus, wherein the light-guiding structure is disposed between the light-emitting device and the light output structure.

US Pat. No. 10,510,942

PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING A JOSEPHSON JUNCTION AND ASSOCIATED JOSEPHSON JUNCTION

Thales, Neuilly sur Sein...

6. A Josephson junction comprising:a substrate extending along a first direction, a longitudinal direction,
a superconducting layer positioned on the substrate, extending from the substrate in a second direction, a transverse direction, and including a set of areas aligned in the longitudinal direction, comprising:
a first superconducting lateral area formed with at least one superconducting material and extending along the transverse direction,
a second superconducting lateral area formed with at least one superconducting material and extending along the transverse direction, and
a central area forming a barrier positioned between the first superconducting lateral area and the second superconducting lateral area in the longitudinal direction, the central area including two areas aligned along the transverse direction, one of both areas being in an insulating material and the other area in a non-superconducting material, the area in a non-superconducting material of the central area having a dimension in the transverse direction smaller than the dimension of each lateral area in this same transverse direction and allowing electron transport between both lateral areas, and having a ratio between the dimension of the central area having a dimension in the transverse direction and the dimension of each lateral area in this same transverse direction of less than 60%,
wherein the Josephson junction is manufactured by a method comprising:
a first irradiation of ions in a central area of the superconducting layer so as to form two areas aligned along the transverse direction, one of both areas being in an insulating material and the other area in a conducting material, and so as to delimit a set of areas of the superconducting layer aligned in the longitudinal direction including the central area and two lateral areas, the central area being positioned between both lateral areas, the area in a conducting material of the central area having a dimension in the transverse direction smaller than the dimension of each lateral area in this same transverse direction, wherein each ion used at the first irradiation is an ion of an element that is a transition metal, and then,
a second irradiation of ions in a central area of the layer defined in the longitudinal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,510,928

SELF-ALIGNMENT OF OPTICAL STRUCTURES TO RANDOM ARRAY OF PRINTED MICRO-LEDS

Nthdegree Technologies Wo...

1. A method comprising:printing devices on a substrate such that the devices are randomly arranged on the substrate;
covering the devices and areas between the devices with a first layer such that bumps are in the first layer coinciding with the locations of the devices;
depositing a liquid second layer overlying the first layer that does not adhere to the bumps so that the liquid second layer only resides in areas between the bumps, due to surface tension, resulting in at least portions of the bumps protruding through the liquid second layer;
curing the liquid second layer to form a cured second layer; and
depositing a first material over the bumps and the cured second layer, wherein the first material only adheres to the bumps that protrude through the cured second layer, such that the first material is self-aligned with the devices.

US Pat. No. 10,510,919

METHOD FOR ENHANCING THE EFFICIENCY OF A SOLAR MODULE BY SUBJECTING IT TO EXTREMELY-LOW-FREQENCY EMR

1. A method for enhancing the efficiency of a photovoltaic module comprising the steps of:subjecting an active surface of the photovoltaic module to electromagnetic radiation from at least one electric arc generated by ionizing atmospheric gases between a pair of spaced-apart electrodes, said at least one electric arc being insulated from the active surface of the photovoltaic module by a solid insulative material, and said at least one electric arc being maintained at a uniform distance from the active surface, said uniform distance having a range of about 3 mm to 13 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,510,895

DEVICE AND METHOD OF DIELECTRIC LAYER

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A device comprising:a semiconductor substrate;
a gate stack over the semiconductor substrate; and
an interlayer dielectric over the semiconductor substrate and surrounding the gate stack, wherein the interlayer dielectric comprises:
a liner layer lining the gate stack; and
a filling layer over the liner layer, wherein the filling layer comprises a metal-contained ternary dielectric material.

US Pat. No. 10,510,887

METHOD FOR FABRICATING A STRAINED STRUCTURE AND STRUCTURE FORMED

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A device comprising:a fin structure disposed on a substrate;
a gate structure disposed over the fin structure, the gate structure including a sidewall spacer;
an isolation structure disposed in the substrate;
a source/drain feature associated with the fin structure, the source/drain feature including:
a first strained layer that is in direct contact with the isolation structure;
a dielectric layer that is in direct contact with the fin structure, wherein the first strained layer is disposed between the isolation structure and the dielectric layer thereby preventing the dielectric layer from interfacing with the isolation structure; and
a second strained layer overlying the first strained layer and in direct contact with the fin structure and the sidewall spacer, wherein the second strained layer does not extend under the sidewall spacer such that no portion of any source/drain feature is disposed under the sidewall spacer.

US Pat. No. 10,510,872

FINFETS AND METHODS FOR FORMING THE SAME

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method comprising:removing a dummy gate stack in an inter-layer dielectric to form a trench, wherein a semiconductor fin is exposed to the trench;
doping germanium on the semiconductor fin through the trench to form a germanium channel doping layer; and
forming a gate dielectric and a gate electrode in the trench and over the germanium channel doping layer, wherein the gate dielectric comprises a portion overlapping the germanium channel doping layer.

US Pat. No. 10,510,833

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD., ...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, the method comprising:forming a first groove in a stacked body comprising a gallium nitride (GaN)-based first semiconductor layer containing an n-type impurity and a gallium nitride (GaN)-based second semiconductor layer stacked on the first semiconductor layer and containing a p-type impurity, the first groove including a bottom portion located in the second semiconductor layer;
depositing a p-type impurity on a side portion and the bottom portion of the first groove;
ion-implanting a p-type impurity into the first semiconductor layer through the first groove;
growing a gallium nitride (GaN)-based semiconductor layer containing a p-type impurity on the first groove after the depositing the p-type impurity and forming a second groove using the first groove as an alignment mark.

US Pat. No. 10,510,826

HYBRID DECOUPLING CAPACITOR AND METHOD FORMING SAME

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A device comprising:a first capacitor comprising:
a semiconductor region;
a first plurality of gate stacks comprising:
a plurality of gate dielectrics over and contacting the semiconductor region; and
a plurality of gate electrodes over the plurality of gate dielectrics; and
a second capacitor connected to the first capacitor in parallel, the second capacitor comprising:
an isolation region;
a second plurality of gate stacks over the isolation region; and
a plurality of conductive strips over the isolation region and parallel to the second plurality of gate stacks, wherein the second plurality of gate stacks and the plurality of conductive strips are laid out alternatingly.

US Pat. No. 10,510,812

DISPLAY-INTEGRATED INFRARED EMITTER AND SENSOR STRUCTURES

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. An electronic display comprising:a first plurality of hexagon-shaped pixels, the first plurality of hexagon-shaped pixels each comprising an infrared (IR) emitter subpixel operable to emit IR light; and
a second plurality of hexagon-shaped pixels that are coplanar with the first plurality of hexagon-shaped pixels, the second plurality of hexagon-shaped pixels each comprising an IR detector subpixel operable to detect IR light, wherein:
each IR emitter subpixel and each IR detector subpixel comprises;
an anode layer; and
a cathode layer;
each particular IR emitter subpixel comprises an IR emissive layer located between the anode layer and the cathode layer of the particular IR emitter subpixel;
each particular IR detector subpixel comprises an IR detector layer located between the anode layer and the cathode layer of the particular IR detector subpixel; and
at least one of the anode layer and the cathode layer of each particular IR emitter subpixel and each particular IR detector subpixel is transparent to IR light.

US Pat. No. 10,510,801

IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE WITH QUANTUM DOT

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. An image display device comprising:a pixel region where pixels each including a plurality of subpixels are two-dimensionally arrayed,
wherein each of the subpixels includes a plurality of light-emitting layers overlapping each other with an electrode sandwiched therebetween,
the plurality of light-emitting layers each contain a quantum dot material and have different peak emission wavelengths from other,
each of the subpixels includes a first light-emitting layer provided between a first electrode and a second electrode,
a second light-emitting layer provided between the second electrode and a third electrode located on a side of the second electrode opposite to the first electrode,
the first electrode is connected to a source-drain electrode of a first transistor,
the third electrode is connected to a source-drain electrode of a second transistor,
a first video signal supplied from a first video signal line is inputted to a gate electrode of the first transistor, and
a second video signal supplied from a second video signal line is inputted to a gate electrode of the second transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,510,800

DEVICE COMPRISING A LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE AND A SCHOTTKY BARRIER DIODE RECTIFIER, AND METHOD OF FABRICATION

The Penn State Research F...

1. An integrated circuit comprising:a rectifier circuit configured to couple to an alternating current (AC) supply, the rectifier circuit comprising a Wheatstone bridge circuit made from a plurality of Schottky barrier diodes (SBDs), each SBD having a reverse-bias breakdown voltage substantially equal to or greater than half a peak voltage of the AC supply;
at least one light emitting diode (LED) coupled to the rectifier circuit; and
a substrate on which the rectifier circuit and the at least one LED is formed, wherein the substrate is a patterned sapphire substrate with an interface layer on the patterned sapphire substrate, and the interface layer is configured to increase a forward bias current density of at least one SBD.

US Pat. No. 10,510,798

METHOD OF FORMING DEEP TRENCH ISOLATION IN RADIATION SENSING SUBSTRATE AND IMAGE SENSOR DEVICE

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A method of forming deep trench isolation in a radiation sensing substrate, comprising:forming a trench in the radiation sensing substrate, the trench extending from a back surface of the radiation sensing substrate into the radiation sensing substrate; and
forming a corrosion resistive layer in the trench, wherein the corrosion resistive layer comprises titanium carbon nitride.

US Pat. No. 10,510,789

EXTRA DOPED REGION FOR BACK-SIDE DEEP TRENCH ISOLATION

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method of forming an image sensor, comprising:implanting a dopant into a substrate to form a doped region;
implanting one or more additional dopants into the substrate to form an image sensing element between the doped region and a front-side of the substrate;
etching the substrate to form one or more trenches extending into a back-side of the substrate after implanting the dopant into the substrate to form the doped region, wherein the back-side of the substrate opposes the front-side of the substrate; and
filling the one or more trenches with one or more dielectric materials to form isolation structures.

US Pat. No. 10,510,780

ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. An array substrate, comprising:a plurality of sub-pixel regions arranged in rows and columns, each sub-pixel region of the plurality of sub-pixel regions comprising a pixel aperture region;
a common electrode, provided in each sub-pixel region;
a first conductive pattern, provided between two adjacent sub-pixel regions in a row direction, at least part of the first conductive pattern being located between pixel aperture regions of the two adjacent sub-pixel regions in the row direction, and the first conductive pattern being connected to a common voltage; and
a first connecting pattern, provided in each sub-pixel region and outside of the pixel aperture region, the first connecting pattern being configured to connect common electrodes of two adjacent sub-pixel regions in a column direction with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,510,779

ARRAY SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An array substrate, comprising:a source-drain metal layer formed on a base substrate, the source-drain metal layer including copper;
an alloy layer formed on the source-drain metal layer, the alloy layer including copper alloy, wherein non-copper metal in the copper alloy is more easily oxidized than copper in the copper alloy, wherein the copper alloy includes copper-aluminum alloy, and wherein a ratio of the non-copper metal to atoms in the alloy is within a range of 5 atomic percent (at %) to approximately 12 atomic percent (at %);
a passivation layer formed on the alloy layer;
an oxide layer formed between the alloy layer and the passivation layer, wherein the oxide layer comprises the non-copper metal and the same atoms as atoms having oxidizability in the passivation layer;
data lines that each include copper formed on the base substrate;
a gate electrode formed on the base substrate;
a gate insulation layer formed on the gate electrode;
an active layer formed on the gate insulation layer;
an etching stop layer (ESL) formed on the active layer; and
an anti-diffusion layer arranged between the ESL and the source-drain metal layer, wherein the anti-diffusion layer includes molybdenum niobium alloy.

US Pat. No. 10,510,747

BCD SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

UNIVERSITY OF ELECTRONIC ...

1. A BCD (Bipolar CMOS DMOS) semiconductor device comprising a plurality of devices integrated on a single chip,wherein the plurality of devices comprises a first high voltage nLIGBT device, a second high voltage nLIGBT device, a first high voltage nLDMOS device, a second high voltage nLDMOS device, a third high voltage nLDMOS device, a first high voltage pLDMOS device, a low voltage NMOS device, a low voltage PMOS device, a PNP device, and a diode device;
wherein a dielectric isolation is applied to the first high voltage nLIGBT device, the second high voltage nLIGBT device, the first high voltage nLDMOS device, the second high voltage nLDMOS device, the third high voltage nLDMOS device, and the first high voltage pLDMOS device to achieve a complete isolation between high voltage devices and low voltage devices;
wherein, a multi-channel design is applied to the first high voltage nLIGBT device, the second high voltage nLIGBT device, the first high voltage nLDMOS device, the second high voltage nLDMOS device, and the third high voltage nLDMOS device.

US Pat. No. 10,510,742

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT STRUCTURE

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. An integrated circuit (IC) structure, comprising:a substrate;
a deep n-well (DNW) in the substrate;
a first device inside the DNW and is connected to a first lower reference voltage and a first higher reference voltage;
a second device in the substrate and outside the DNW, and is connected to a second lower reference voltage independent of the first lower reference voltage and a second higher reference voltage independent of the first higher reference voltage;
a first electrical path electrically connected between the first device and the second device; and
a second electrical path electrically connected between the first lower reference voltage and the second lower reference voltage,
wherein a second metal layer that includes the second electrical path is located in an area outside the area above a first metal layer in which the first electrical path is located.

US Pat. No. 10,510,714

PACKAGED SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES AND PACKAGING METHODS

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method comprising:coupling an interconnect die over a first carrier;
forming a first molding material surrounding the interconnect die;
forming a redistribution layer (RDL) over the interconnect die and the first molding material;
coupling a surface mount device to the RDL through a connector;
forming a second molding material surrounding the surface mount device; and
forming a first conductive material over the second molding material, wherein the first conductive material is in contact with a top surface of the second molding material, side surfaces of the second molding material, and side surfaces of the first molding material.

US Pat. No. 10,510,680

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE ATTENUATION LAYER

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a semiconductor element; and
a first member,
the first member including
a first magnetic planar region separated from the semiconductor element in a first direction, and
a first nonmagnetic planar region provided between the first magnetic planar region and the semiconductor element in the first direction,
at least a portion of the first magnetic planar region including Fe100-x-1-x2?x1Nx2, ? including at least one selected from the group consisting of Zr, Hf, Ta, Nb, Ti, Si, and Al, x1 being not less than 0.5 atomic percent and not more than 10 atomic percent, x2 being not less than 0.5 atomic percent and not more than 8 atomic percent,
wherein:
the first magnetic planar region includes a plurality of magnetic domains, and
a direction of a magnetization of one of the plurality of magnetic domains crosses a direction of a magnetization of another one of the plurality of magnetic domains.

US Pat. No. 10,510,678

ELIMINATE SAWING-INDUCED PEELING THROUGH FORMING TRENCHES

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. An integrated circuit package comprising:a molding compound;
a device die in the molding compound;
a first dielectric layer over the device die and the molding compound;
a first plurality of redistribution lines (RDLs) extending into the first dielectric layer to electrically couple to the device die; and
a second dielectric layer comprising a portion overlying the first dielectric layer, wherein the second dielectric layer comprises a sidewall extending from a first level higher than a top surface of the first dielectric layer to a second level lower than the top surface of the first dielectric layer.

US Pat. No. 10,510,677

DIE

UNITED MICROELECTRONICS C...

1. A die, comprising:mark patterns in three corners of the die and only an anchor pattern in one corner of the die, wherein the anchor pattern is different from the mark patterns.

US Pat. No. 10,510,645

PLANARIZING RDLS IN RDL-FIRST PROCESSES THROUGH CMP PROCESS

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

9. A method comprising:forming a buffer dielectric layer over a carrier;
forming a first dielectric layer over the carrier;
forming a first opening and a second opening in the first dielectric layer;
forming a first redistribution line and a second redistribution line in the first opening and the second opening, respectively;
planarizing a top surface of the first dielectric layer, thereby forming a planarized top surface of the first dielectric layer, wherein in the planarizing, the first dielectric layer, the first redistribution line, and the second redistribution line are planarized;
attaching a device die to the planarized top surface of the first dielectric layer through an adhesive film, wherein the adhesive film is in physical contact with the planarized top surface of the first dielectric layer and a top surface of the first redistribution line; and
encapsulating the device die in an encapsulating material.

US Pat. No. 10,510,632

METHOD OF PACKAGING THIN DIE AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING THIN DIE

STATS ChipPAC Pte. Ltd., ...

1. A method of making a semiconductor device, comprising:providing a carrier;
disposing a semiconductor die over the carrier;
disposing a dummy die over the carrier;
depositing a first encapsulant over the semiconductor die and dummy die; and
backgrinding the dummy die and a first portion of the first encapsulant while a second portion of the first encapsulant remains covering the semiconductor die.

US Pat. No. 10,510,630

MOLDING STRUCTURE FOR WAFER LEVEL PACKAGE

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method comprising:attaching a package assembly to a carrier substrate, the package assembly comprising a microelectronic device and a sacrificial layer, the microelectronic device comprising a contact at a first surface of the microelectronic device, the sacrificial layer covering the contact;
injecting a molding compound around the package assembly, the sacrificial layer remaining exposed after the injecting the molding compound;
forming a through via adjacent the package assembly and extending through the molding compound;
removing the sacrificial layer to expose the contact;
depositing a first dielectric layer over the molding compound, the through via, and the exposed contact; and
forming one or more redistribution lines through the first dielectric layer to be physically and electrically coupled to the through via and the contact.

US Pat. No. 10,510,623

OVERLAY ERROR AND PROCESS WINDOW METROLOGY

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A method for inspection during semiconductor wafer fabrication, comprising:forming a plurality of test structures on a semiconductor wafer along two opposite directions, wherein each of the test structures comprises a target feature and a sample feature formed over the target feature, wherein an offset distance between the sample feature and the target feature of each of the test structures increases gradually along the two opposite directions, wherein each of the test structures further comprises a reference feature beneath the sample feature and adjacent to the target feature, wherein a distance between the sample feature and the reference feature of each of the test structures decreases gradually along the two opposite directions;
producing an image of the test structures by applying an electron beam over the test structures;
performing image analysis of the image to recognize a current center position at which a minimum gray level or a maximum gray level is displayed; and
calculating an overlay error according to the current center position.

US Pat. No. 10,510,611

METHOD FOR DIRECT FORMING STRESSOR, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING STRESSOR, AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a semiconductor fin protruding from a substrate;
a gate electrode disposed over the semiconductor fin;
a gate insulating layer disposed between the semiconductor fin and the gate electrode;
source and drain regions disposed on opposite sides of the semiconductor fin; and
a first stressor formed in a region of the substrate between the source and drain regions or in a region of the semiconductor fin between the source and drain regions, wherein the first stressor has two or more portions at two or more different depths.

US Pat. No. 10,510,610

STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF FORMING FIN DEVICE HAVING IMPROVED FIN LINER

VARIAN SEMICONDUCTOR EQUI...

1. A method for forming a semiconductor device, comprising:providing a transistor structure, the transistor structure comprising a fin array, the fin array including a plurality of semiconductor fins, disposed on a substrate, wherein a liner is disposed on the plurality of semiconductor fins; and
directing first angled ions to the fin array, in a reactive ion etching mixture, wherein the liner is removed in an upper portion of the plurality of semiconductor fins,
wherein the liner remains in a lower portion of the at least one of the plurality of semiconductor fins, and wherein the upper portion comprises an active fin region to form a transistor device.

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. 10,510,566

CLUSTER TOOL TECHNIQUES WITH IMPROVED EFFICIENCY

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method for processing wafers in a cluster tool, comprising:transferring a first lot of wafers from a first load port to a transfer load lock through an outer load lock portal of the transfer load lock at a first time of loading, wherein the outer load lock portal of the transfer load lock is on a sidewall of a front end interface;
with the first lot of wafers in the transfer load lock, transferring a second lot of wafers from a second load port to the transfer load lock through the outer load lock portal, wherein the first lot of wafers and the second lot of wafers define transferring wafers;
transferring the transferring wafers to a designated storage load lock through a first transfer chamber via a first transfer robot, wherein the designated storage load lock has an outer load lock portal on the sidewall of the front end interface;
transferring a first group of the transferring wafers from the designated storage load lock to a pre-clean chamber for a pre-clean process through the first transfer chamber using the first transfer robot;
transferring the first group of transferring wafers from the pre-clean chamber to a via connector chamber through the first transfer chamber using the first transfer robot;
transferring the first group of transferring wafers from the via connector chamber to an epitaxial deposition chamber for an epitaxial growth process through a second transfer chamber using a second transfer robot;
transferring the first lot of wafers and the second lot of wafers back to the designated storage load lock;
transferring the first lot of wafers and the second lot of wafers to the transfer load lock from the designated storage load lock; and
moving the processed wafers out of the cluster tool at a second time of unloading;
wherein the outer load lock portal of the designated storage load lock is retained fixedly closed from the first time of loading to the second time of unloading;
wherein an inner load lock portal of the designated storage load lock is retained fixedly open from the first time of loading to the second time of unloading.

US Pat. No. 10,510,565

THERMAL TREATMENT SYSTEM WITH COLLECTOR DEVICE

Soitec, Bernin (FR)

1. A thermal treatment system, comprising: a chamber capable of receiving a plurality of substrates supported by a loading column, the chamber having:a proximal portion located near an area for entry of the plurality of substrates into the chamber, the proximal portion having an opening in a bottom portion thereof configured to receive the loading column with the substrates;
a distal portion corresponding to an end of the chamber, located opposite the area for entry of the plurality of substrates into the chamber;
a central area in which the plurality of substrates is kept on the loading column, the central area extending between the proximal portion and the distal portion;
a gas intake path in the distal portion of the chamber;
an outlet path for gas and/or volatile species generated during operation of the thermal treatment system, the outlet path located in the proximal portion of the chamber; and
a collector device in the proximal portion of the chamber, wherein:
the collector device has a confinement opening oriented toward the distal portion of the chamber;
the collector device defines a compartment between first and second convex walls of the collector device that communicates with the outlet path;
the compartment is configured so that the gas and/or the volatile species enter into the compartment via the confinement opening in a vertical direction, and exit the compartment in a horizontal direction to reach the outlet path; and
the collector device comprises a tip in communication with the compartment that is insertable into the outlet path.

US Pat. No. 10,510,556

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGE PAD AND METHODS OF FORMING

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a first package comprising:
an integrated circuit die;
molding compound disposed around the integrated circuit die;
an adhesive over a backside of the integrated circuit die, wherein a sidewall of the adhesive extends above a top surface of the molding compound; and
a through via extending through the molding compound and extending above the top surface of the molding compound;
a second package over the first package; and
a solder connection bonding the second package to the through via, the solder connection directly contacting an upper surface and sidewalls of the through via.

US Pat. No. 10,510,554

GUARD RING STRUCTURE OF SEMICONDUCTOR ARRANGEMENT

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method for forming a semiconductor arrangement, comprising:forming a first guard ring portion of a first guard ring and a second guard ring portion of the first guard ring to surround at least a portion of a device, wherein the second guard ring portion is discontinuous from the first guard ring portion;
forming a first poly portion of a poly layer over the first guard ring portion; and
forming a first metal portion of a metal layer adjacent the first poly portion and over the first guard ring portion and the second guard ring portion to couple the first guard ring portion to the second guard ring portion.

US Pat. No. 10,510,534

THIN FILM, METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME, AND APPARATUS FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

IUCF-HYU (INDUSTRY-UNIVER...

1. An apparatus for fabricating a thin film, the apparatus comprising:a tube including one end and another end;
a first heater supplying heat to a first region, adjacent to the one end, of the tube;
a second heater supplying heat to a second region, adjacent to the other end, of the tube, the second heater disposed in parallel to the first heater along the tube;
a gas inlet through which a source gas is supplied to the one end of the tube; and
a gas outlet through which the source gas comprising carbons is exhausted from the other end of the tube,
wherein a metal source comprising a transition metal oxide is disposed in the first region and is evaporated by the heat supplied from the first heater to generate a metal gas,
wherein a substrate is disposed in the second region,
wherein the generated metal gas and the source gas are provided onto the substrate at the same time to form a thin film doped with a metal of the metal gas on the substrate, and
wherein the metal in the thin film is covalently bonded to the carbons to form a honeycomb lattice.

US Pat. No. 10,510,525

ION BEAM MASS PRE-SEPARATOR

Thermo Fisher Scientific ...

1. An apparatus for mass spectrometry analysis, comprising:an electrode arrangement having a length extending in an axial direction between a first end thereof and a second end thereof, the second end opposite the first end, and the first end being configured to introduce a continuous beam of ions into an ion transmission space of the electrode arrangement, the beam of ions comprising ions having m/z ratios within a first range of m/z ratios; and,
an electronic controller in electrical communication with the electrode arrangement and configured to apply an RF potential and a DC potential to at least an electrode of the electrode arrangement, wherein the generated electric field supports the extraction of ions having different m/z values at respective different positions along the length of the electrode arrangement, in one of increasing and decreasing sequential order of m/z ratio with increasing distance from the first end, wherein the continuous beam of ions is split into a plurality of spatially separate ion beamlets of narrower m/z ratio ranges than the first range of m/z ratios, stored in separate independently controlled ion storage cells, released from each storage cell when a predetermined amount of ions have accumulated in the storage cells and analyzed in at least one mass analyzer.

US Pat. No. 10,510,501

ROTARY KNOB CONTROLLER

DANFOSS POWER SOLUTIONS I...

10. A controller comprising:a base;
a continuous sealing layer connected to a periphery of the base to form a compartment between the base and a lower surface of the continuous sealing layer;
a circuit board positioned within the compartment; and
a rotary knob encoder positioned on an upper surface of the continuous sealing layer, movement of the rotary knob encoder being detectable through the continuous sealing layer;
wherein the continuous sealing layer includes a pedestal support formed in an upper surface, the pedestal support extending into and supporting the rotary knob encoder through a plurality of pins spaced apart about the pedestal support.

US Pat. No. 10,510,486

MULTILAYER CERAMIC ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A multilayer ceramic electronic component comprising:a multilayer body that includes a plurality of dielectric layers and a plurality of inner electrode layers, the dielectric layers and the inner electrode layers being laminated, and that includes first and second main surfaces opposite to each other in a lamination direction, first and second side surfaces opposite to each other in a width direction perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the lamination direction, and first and second end surfaces opposite to each other in a longitudinal direction perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the lamination direction and the width direction;
a first outer electrode provided on the first end surface; and
a second outer electrode provided on the second end surface; wherein
the second main surface of the multilayer body defines and functions as a mounting surface;
the first outer electrode includes a first underlying electrode layer and a first conductive resin layer;
the second outer electrode includes a second underlying electrode layer and a second conductive resin layer;
the first underlying electrode layer and the second underlying electrode layer each include a conductive metal and a glass component;
the first conductive resin layer and the second conductive resin layer each include a thermosetting resin and a metal component;
the first underlying electrode layer extends from the first end surface onto at least the second main surface;
the second underlying electrode layer extends from the second end surface onto at least the second main surface;
the first conductive resin layer extends onto the first underlying electrode layer provided on the second main surface, directly onto a portion of the second main surface, and onto a portion of the first underlying electrode layer provided on the first end surface;
the second conductive resin layer extends onto the second underlying electrode layer provided on the second main surface, directly onto a portion of the second main surface, and onto a portion of the second underlying electrode layer provided on the second end surface; and
a shape of the first conductive resin layer is different from a shape of the second conductive resin layer.

US Pat. No. 10,510,481

TRANSFORMER SYSTEM WITH DYNAMIC CONTROL

1. A transformer system comprising:a magnetic core;
one or more windings, wherein each of the one or more windings comprise one or more sub-windings configured with a plurality of connection points;
a switching network connected to the plurality of connection points, wherein the switching network is controllably operative at one or more times during each quarter-cycle of an AC input voltage to select different effective numbers of turns in each winding;
whereby the transformer system transforms the AC input voltage to an AC output voltage which is regulated to a desired AC output voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,510,477

PLANAR TRANSFORMER WITH MULTILAYER CIRCUIT BOARD

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

1. A planar transformer comprising:a magnetic core;
a multilayer circuit board, a first layer of the circuit board comprising a first winding trace and a second winding trace, a second layer of the circuit board comprising a third winding trace, and a third layer of the circuit board comprising a fourth winding trace, wherein the first winding trace on the first layer and the third winding trace on the second layer are electrically connected to form a first winding of the planar transformer and the second winding trace on the first layer forms a second winding of the planar transformer; and
a secondary winding, wherein the secondary winding comprises a wire that is not part of the multilayer circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,510,476

SLOW WAVE INDUCTIVE STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A slow wave inductive structure comprising: a first substrate;a first conductive winding over the first substrate; and
a second substrate over the first substrate, the second substrate having a thickness ranging from about 50 nanometers (nm) to about 150 nm, wherein a distance between the first conductive winding and the second substrate ranges from about 1 micron (?m) to about 2 ?m, wherein a second conductive winding on an opposite side of the second substrate from the first conductive winding and the second substrate comprises polysilicon or doped silicon.