US Pat. No. 10,560,912

WIRELESS DEVICE RANGING

Provenance Asset Group LL...

1. A method comprising:detecting, by a first device, a timing measurement frame from a second device, the timing measurement frame having a plurality of time measurement samples, wherein at least a first time measurement sample of the plurality of time measurement samples has a transmit timestamp value;
determining transmit timing values for subsequent time measurement samples of the plurality of time measurement samples based on an offset from the transmit timestamp value of the first time measurement sample;
applying a receive timestamp value to each of the subsequent time measurement samples received; and
determining a relative clock drift between a clock of the first device and a clock of the second device by comparing the receive timestamp values with transmit timing values of the subsequent time measurement samples contained in the timing measurement frame.

US Pat. No. 10,560,911

DEVICE AND METHOD OF HANDLING CARRIER AGGREGATION AND DUAL CONNECTIVITY

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

5. A network comprising a first base station (BS) and a second BS, comprising:at least one storage device; and
at least one processing circuit, coupled to the at least one storage device, wherein the at least one storage device stores, and the at least one processing circuit is configured to execute instructions of:
the first BS connecting to a communication device via a first cell of the first BS with a signaling radio bearer (SRB);
the second BS as a secondary node (SN)connecting to the communication device via a second cell while the first BS as a master node (MN)connecting to the communication device;
the second BS transmitting a SN Modification Required message to the first BS, wherein the SN Modification Required message comprises a secondary cell (SCell) configuration adding a SCell and comprises a random access (RA) channel (RACH) configuration, and the RACH configuration configures at least one RACH resource and an association configuration associating the at least one RACH resource to a synchronization signal block (SSB) or a channel state information reference signal (CSI-RS) transmitted on the SCell;
the first BS transmitting a RRC message comprising the SCell configuration and the RACH configuration on the SRB via the first cell to the communication device;
the first BS receiving a RRC response message responding to the RRC message from the communication device on the SRB via the first cell or a second cell of the first BS;
the second BS receiving a RA preamble from the communication device on the SCell according to the at least one RACH resource;
the second BS transmitting a RA response (RAR) to the communication device on the second cell or the SCell in response to the RA preamble; and
the second BS communicating with the communication device on the SCell according to the SCell configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,560,902

METHOD, DEVICE AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING UPLINK TRANSMISSION POWER, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

China Academy of Telecomm...

1. A method for controlling uplink transmission power, comprising:receiving, by a User Equipment (UE), configuration information, and determining a power control (PC) parameter corresponding to a Transmission Time Interval (TTI) length of a first type and a PC parameter corresponding to a TTI length of a second type in accordance with the configuration information; and
determining, by the UE, transmission power of a channel which is transmitted using the TTI length of the first type in accordance with the PC parameter corresponding to the TTI length of the first type, and transmission power of a channel which is transmitted using the TTI length of the second type in accordance with the PC parameter corresponding to the TTI length of the second type,
wherein the receiving, by the UE, the configuration information, and determining the PC parameter corresponding to the TTI length of the first type and the PC parameter corresponding to the TTI length of the second type in accordance with the configuration information comprises one of,
receiving, by the UE, Radio Resource Control (RRC) signaling or broadcast signaling, acquiring at least one of a path loss compensation factor and a first power offset value corresponding to the TTI length of the first type, and acquiring at least one of a path loss compensation factor and a second power offset value corresponding to the TTI length of the second type, or
receiving, by the UE, a downlink control channel with a downlink Downlink Control information (DCI) format for scheduling a Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH) or a downlink control channel indicating downlink Semi-Persistent Scheduling (SPS) resource release, Acknowledgement/Non-Acknowledgement (ACK/NACK) feedback information of the PDSCH or the downlink control channel indicating the downlink SPS resource release being transmitted in a target PUCCH, and when a TTI length for the PDSCH or the downlink control channel indicating the downlink SPS resource release is the TTI length of the first type, taking, by the UE, a sum of a power adjustment value indicated by a TPC field in the downlink control channel with the downlink DCI format for scheduling the PDSCH or in the downlink control channel indicating the downlink SPS resource release and a power adjustment value corresponding to a previous PUCCH carrying the ACK/NACK feedback information of a PDSCH transmitted using TTI length of the first type or a downlink control channel indicating the downlink SPS resource release transmitted using the TTI length of the first type, as a power adjustment value for the PUCCH; and when the TTI length for the PDSCH or the downlink control channel indicating the downlink SPS resource release is the TTI length of the second type, taking, by the UE, a sum of the power adjustment value indicated by the TPC field in the downlink control channel with the downlink DCI format for scheduling the PDSCH or in the downlink control channel indicating the downlink SPS resource release and a power adjustment value corresponding to a previous PUCCH carrying the ACK/NACK feedback information of a PDSCH transmitted using the TTI length of the second type or a downlink control channel indicating the downlink SPS resource release transmitted using TTI length of the second type, as the power adjustment value for the PUSCH, or receiving, by the UE, a downlink control channel with a downlink DCI format for scheduling a PDSCH or a downlink control channel indicating downlink SPS resource release, the PDSCH or the downlink control channel indicating the downlink SPS resource release performing ACK/NACK feedback in a target PUCCH; when a TTI length for the PUCCH is the TTI length of the first type, taking a sum of a power adjustment value indicated by a TPC field in the downlink control channel with the downlink DCI format for scheduling the PDSCH or in the downlink control channel indicating the downlink SPS resource release and a power adjustment value corresponding to a previous PUCCH which is transmitted using the TTI length of the first type as a power adjustment value for the PUCCH; and
when the TTI length for the PUCCH is the TTI length of the second type, taking a sum of a power adjustment value indicated by a TPC field in the downlink control channel with the downlink DCI format for scheduling the PDSCH or in the downlink control channel indicating the downlink SPS resource release and a power adjustment value corresponding to a previous PUCCH which is transmitted using the TTI length of the second type as the power adjustment value for the PUSCH.

US Pat. No. 10,560,899

PROGRAMMABLE HARDWARE SLEEP CYCLE CONTROLLER FOR 802.11 WIRELESS DEVICES SUPPORTING LOW-POWER

MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCO...

1. A wireless device, comprising:a sleep mode controller circuit (SMC);
a processor;
a radio-frequency (RF) circuit; and
an oscillator communicatively coupled to the processor and the RF circuit;
wherein the SMC is configured to:
identify from a first received message through the RF circuit that there is no impending data traffic to be received from another wireless device;
based on the received message, put the wireless device into a power down mode, wherein the power down mode includes powering down the processor and powering down the RF circuit;
periodically check for a second received message, including:
powering on the RF circuit on a periodic basis;
determining whether the second received message indicates that there is impending data traffic to be received from another wireless device; and
based on a determination that that there is impending data traffic to be received from another wireless device, powering up the processor; and
the wireless device further includes a frame parser circuit configured to, while the processor is powered down:
periodically check for the second received message upon activation by the SMC:
during the check for the second received message, identify whether the second received message identifies a type of the wireless device; and
based on whether the second received message identifies the type of the wireless device, continue parsing the second received message.

US Pat. No. 10,560,887

ROUTING MODIFICATION BASED ON HANDOVER DETECTION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communications by a user equipment (UE), comprising:communicating with a first node over a first radio access technology (RAT) and a second node over a second RAT;
identifying a common bearer used to convey inter-RAT network traffic to the first node over the first RAT and the second node over the second RAT, wherein the common bearer conveys the inter-RAT network traffic using inter-RAT aggregation;
identifying an intra-RAT handover event from the second node to a third node and associated with the inter-RAT aggregation;
determining whether the third node of the handover event supports the common bearer;
determining whether the inter-RAT network traffic between the UE and the first node over the first RAT and the third node over the second RAT is supported by the common bearer at the third node of the handover event; and
adapting, by the UE, network traffic routing between the UE and the first node and the third node based at least in part on determining whether the third node of the handover event supports the common bearer and determining whether the inter-RAT network traffic is supported by the common bearer at the third node of the handover event.

US Pat. No. 10,560,886

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING A SIGNAL IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING A RELAY UE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

8. A Relay user equipment (UE) for transmitting and receiving a signal in a wireless communication system, the Relay UE comprising:a communication module including a transceiver configured to communicate with the external entity in a wireless or a wired manner; and
a processor functionally connected to the communication module, wherein the processor is configured:
to transition the Relay UE to a Remote UE mode;
while in the Remote UE mode, to monitor a channel through which plural neighbor Relay UEs communicate;
to receive relay-related system information including information that state information for the plural neighbor Relay UEs is transmitted for a specific period through the monitored channel;
to receive, from the plural neighbor Relay UEs, the state information based on the information;
to transmit a request for additional information to the plural neighbor Relay UEs when the additional information is determined to be necessary based on the state information;
to receive the additional information from the plural neighbor Relay UEs;
to transmit a connection request, for transmitting and receiving the signal, to a neighbor Relay UE determined among the plural neighbor Relay UEs based on the additional information;
wherein the state information includes battery state information of the plural neighbor Relay UEs,
wherein the battery state information includes at least one of a total battery capacity, a remaining battery life, or a remaining battery capacity, and
to receive a response to the connection request from the determined neighbor Relay UE,
wherein the additional information relates to a possibility of accommodating the Relay UE by the plural neighbor Relay UEs in consideration at least one of a current charging speed, a current discharging speed or the battery state information of the plural neighbor Relay UEs.

US Pat. No. 10,560,884

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SELECTING SIM CARD

Pismo Labs Technology Lim...

1. A method for selecting at least two SIM cards at a wireless communication device, wherein the wireless communication device is configured to house a plurality of SIM cards, the method comprising:using the at least two SIM cards simultaneously to establish a plurality of connections;
determining whether a switching condition is satisfied; and
when the switching condition is satisfied:
(a) selecting a substitute SIM card from the plurality of SIM cards based on at least one factor;
(b) disconnecting a corresponding connection established by one of the at least two SIM cards, wherein the corresponding connection is in the plurality of connections;
(c) determining whether the substitute SIM card is capable of transmitting and receiving data;
(d) using the substitute SIM card to establish a substitute connection after the substitute SIM card is determined to be capable of transmitting and receiving data;
(e) repeating steps (a) to (d) until (i) the switching condition is no longer satisfied or (ii) no SIM card is selected based on the at least one factor;
wherein the plurality of SIM cards is classified into a plurality of groups according to the at least one factor; and
wherein the at least two SIM cards are from two different groups in the plurality of groups.

US Pat. No. 10,560,883

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CROSS-CELL CARRIER AGGREGATION FOR COVERAGE BALANCE IMPROVEMENT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A user equipment (“UE”), comprising:a transceiver in communication with a macrocell and a plurality of secondary cells, wherein the macrocell has a first coverage area and each of the secondary cells has a respective second coverage area, wherein the first coverage area comprises the plurality of second coverage areas;
a memory arrangement storing instructions for execution by a processor;
wherein the processor is in communication with the transceiver and configured to execute the instructions comprising:
receiving a first assignment, from the macrocell, of a first frequency of the macrocell as a primary component carrier;
receiving an identification, from the macrocell, of a subset of the secondary cells that operate on a second frequency;
receiving a second assignment, from the macrocell, of the second frequency of one of the secondary cells as a secondary component carrier, wherein the primary component carrier and the secondary component carrier are assigned by the macrocell based on signal quality measurements of the macrocell and the plurality of secondary cells; and
operating in carrier aggregation mode based on the assignments.

US Pat. No. 10,560,882

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MULTI-RAT TRANSMISSION

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method for multi-radio access technology (RAT) carrier aggregation in a mobile network having a user equipment connected to a first node and a second node, the first node operating a first radio access technology and the second node operating a second radio access technology, the method comprising:determining the user equipment's capability to handle multi-RAT carrier aggregation, the determining comprising receiving a message from the user equipment indicating the user equipment is capable of multi-RAT carrier aggregation;
establishing a backhaul interface between the first node and the second node;
receiving, at the first node from a core network, a packet for the user equipment;
determining, after the receiving, to offload the packet to the second node, the determining being based on a required bandwidth for the user equipment;
sending a request from the first node to the user equipment for a measurement report of the second node by the user equipment;
receiving, at the first node, the measurement report from the user equipment;
determining that a quality of the measurement report is above a threshold;
adapting, at the first node, the packet at the Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) layer for transmission using the second radio access technology, the adapting comprising adding a multi-RAT header to the packet at the PDCP layer;
forwarding the packet to the second node using the backhaul interface, for delivery to the user equipment;
starting a timer; and
when the timer expires prior to receiving an acknowledgement for the packet, sending the packet to the user equipment from the first node using the first radio access technology;
wherein the first radio access technology is different from the second radio access technology; and
wherein multi-RAT carrier aggregation allows for concurrent utilization of radio resources on multiple RATs.

US Pat. No. 10,560,881

NETWORK HANDOVER METHOD AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A terminal, comprising:a communications interface, configured to communicate with an access point;
a processor; and
a non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing programing for execution by the processor, the programing including instructions to:
detect a currently connected access point does not satisfy a transmission condition, the currently connected access point has a name indicating a type of network connection provided by the currently connected access point, the type of network connection provided by the currently connected access point is 5G; and
when at least one access point satisfying the transmission condition in a plurality of access points associated with the currently connected access point and when the currently connected access point does not satisfy the transmission condition, establish a connection to a first access point of the at least one access point satisfying the transmission condition, each of the at least one access point have a name indicating a respective type of network connection provided by a respective one of the at least one access point and is at least partially the same as the name of the currently connected access point, the types of network connections provided by the at least one access point comprises 2.4G.

US Pat. No. 10,560,880

MOBILE OPERATOR-MEDIATED TELEPHONY-OVER-DATA SYSTEM AND IMPLEMENTATION, AND MOBILE SMARTPHONE-OVER-DATA DEVICE AND COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED ENVIRONMENT THEREFOR

Investel Capital Corporat...

1. A system for a mobile network operator to provide a registered subscriber access to mobile telephony services over a mobile communication network using distinct mobile communication devices, the system comprising:one or more servers accessible via designated mobile data network access point and executing a user authentication engine;
a plurality of computer-readable authentication media each registered with the mobile network operator and compatible with authentication in the mobile communication network, wherein each of said plurality of computer-readable authentication media, when operatively coupled to a given one of the distinct mobile communication devices in operation, is automatically authenticated in the mobile communication network as being registered with the mobile network operator to authorize said one of the distinct given mobile communication device restricted mobile data access over the mobile communication network to said one or more servers via said designated mobile data network access point;
an user identification interface with any said given mobile communication device to access and communicate subscriber identification data over said restricted mobile data access for authentication by said user authentication engine as corresponding to a registered subscriber account with the mobile network operator, and thereby authorize any said one of the distinct given mobile communication device, post subscriber authentication, access to the mobile telephony services while tracking mobile usage against said registered subscriber account,
wherein said one or more servers further execute a virtualized mobile telephony application; wherein said user identification interface comprises a user interface rendered by a thin client application executable on any said one of the distinct given mobile communication device; and wherein said access to the mobile telephony services are provided via access to said virtualized mobile telephony application interactively implemented via said mobile data network access point while tracking mobile data usage against said registered subscriber account.

US Pat. No. 10,560,879

TECHNIQUES FOR ESTABLISHING A SECURE CONNECTION BETWEEN A WIRELESS DEVICE AND A LOCAL AREA NETWORK VIA AN ACCESS NODE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication at a wireless device, the method comprising:establishing a connection with an access node (AN) of a local area network (LAN);
transmitting a query to the AN for an indication of one or more protocol end points for an authentication;
receiving a response to the query comprising authentication end point information that includes the indication of the one or more protocol end points for the authentication, wherein the one or more protocol end points comprise a non-access stratum (NAS) layer, a radio resource control (RRC) layer, or both the NAS layer and the RRC layer;
determining to perform the authentication via at least one of the one or more protocol end points based at least in part on the received indication of the one or more protocol end points;
transmitting an authentication indication comprising the determination to perform the authentication; and
performing the authentication via the connection established with the AN and the at least one of the one or more protocol end points, based at least in part on the determination to perform the authentication.

US Pat. No. 10,560,863

METHOD OF OPERATING CELLULAR MOBILE RADIO NETWORK

DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG, Bon...

1. A method of acquiring parameters reflecting the supply quality of a cellular mobile radio network having at least one mobile radio terminal that is a conventional subscriber terminal of a user of the mobile radio network and a base station, the method comprising the steps of:the mobile radio terminal
receiving a control message from the base station for configuration of the mobile radio terminal to acquire parameters when entering a predefined area, wherein in the control message at least the parameters are specified and the acquisition area is defined,
determining the current position of the mobile radio terminal,
determining the parameters when the mobile radio terminal has reached the area within the mobile radio network, and
sending the parameters to the base station in a report message.

US Pat. No. 10,560,757

INTEGRATED DIAGNOSTIC AND DEBUGGING OF REGIONAL CONTENT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS

CSC Holdings, LLC, Bethp...

17. A central server system within a cable infrastructure, the central server system comprising:a memory that stores a monitoring script and a diagnostic script; and
a processor configured to execute instructions stored in the memory, the instructions, when executed by the processor, configuring the processor to:
receive information relating to a service provided by a plurality of cable headends of the cable infrastructure to a plurality of end user devices in response to the plurality of cable headends executing the monitoring script,
provide the diagnostic script to a cable headend from among the plurality of cable headends to configure the cable headend to perform a diagnostic operation when the information indicates a problem with the service,
analyze a result of the diagnostic operation to detect a problem with the service, and
initiate an action with the cable headend to resolve the problem with the service.

US Pat. No. 10,560,577

EFFICIENT MECHANISM FOR CUSTOMER FEEDBACK FROM A VOICE CALL

Avaya Inc., Santa Clara,...

1. A method to provide customer feedback in a telephone call between a customer and a human agent of a contact center, comprising:monitoring by a processor an audio media stream from the customer during a voice-based communication interaction of the telephone call between the customer and the human contact center agent;
detecting by the processor a feedback code generated by the customer during the voice-based telephone call between the customer and the human contact center agent and related to the customer's satisfaction with the human contact center agent during the call; and
interpreting by the processor the detected feedback code and assigning by the processor a feedback rating based on the interpretation of the detected feedback code, wherein multiple feedback codes are received and an overall feedback rating is calculated as a time-weighted sum of all feedback codes entered by the customer during the telephone call weighted by the time since the beginning of the telephone call for the first feedback code and since the previous feedback code for one or more feedbacks codes entered after the first feedback code.

US Pat. No. 10,560,400

METHOD FOR MANAGING TRAFFIC ITEM IN SOFTWARE-DEFINED NETWORKING

Inventec (Pudong) Technol...

5. A software defined networking system comprising:a plurality of aggregate level switches, each aggregate level switch comprising a downlink flow table and an uplink flow table;
a plurality of core level switches linked to the plurality of aggregate level switches;
a plurality of edge level switches linked to the aggregate level switches; and
a controller linked to the plurality of core level switches, the plurality of aggregate level switches, and the plurality of edge level switches;
wherein after a data packet is acquired by an aggregate level switch, the controller generates a transmission path for allocating the data packet according to the data packet, the downlink flow table, and the uplink flow table, the downlink flow table comprises a correlation of a plurality of first transmission ports of the aggregate level switch and at least one edge level switch corresponding to the aggregate level switch, the uplink flow table comprises a correlation of the plurality of first transmission ports of the aggregate level switch and a transmission port group of at least one core level switch corresponding to the aggregate level switch.

US Pat. No. 10,560,367

BIDIRECTIONAL CONSTRAINED PATH SEARCH

Nokia of America Corporat...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a processor and a memory communicatively connected to the processor, the processor configured to:
evaluate a forward link from a first node to a second node to determine whether the forward link satisfies a set of constraints associated with a forward path to be determined from a first end node to a second end node;
evaluate a reverse link from the second node to the first node to determine whether the reverse link satisfies a set of constraints associated with a reverse path to be determined from the second end node to the first end node; and
select the forward link for inclusion in the forward path based on a determination that the forward link satisfies the set of constraints associated with the forward path and a determination that the reverse link satisfies the set of constraints associated with the reverse path.

US Pat. No. 10,560,357

DISTRIBUTED CHECKSUM CALCULATION FOR COMMUNICATION PACKETS

Marvell World Trade Ltd.,...

1. A packet generator, comprising:a checksum calculator, configured to:
distinguish, in a communication packet belonging to a sequence of communication packets, between (i) one or more constant values of a header of the communication packet, the one or more constant values remaining unchanged across the communication packets in the sequence, (ii) a payload of the communication packet, and (iii) one or more variable values of the header of the communication packet, wherein the one or more variable values span a first number of data words and change among the communication packets in the sequence;
determine a constant-values partial checksum, which is calculated over the constant values of the header and remains unchanged across the communication packets in the sequence;
calculate a payload partial checksum over the payload;
calculate a final checksum value for the communication packet based on (i) the constant-values partial checksum, (ii) the payload partial checksum and (iii) the variable values of the header, by rearranging the variable values of the header in a second number of data words, smaller than the first number, and calculating the final checksum over the second number of data words; and
insert the final checksum value into the communication packet; and
an egress interface, configured to transmit the communication packet, including the final checksum value, over a communication network.

US Pat. No. 10,559,976

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS FOR ELECTRIC POWER GRID AND NETWORK MANAGEMENT OF GRID ELEMENTS

CAUSAM ENERGY, INC., Ral...

1. A system for electric power grid management and communication, comprising:at least one grid element constructed and configured in network-based communication with a server via at least one coordinator;
wherein the at least one coordinator is operable to register and introduce the at least one grid element to an electric power grid;
wherein the at least one grid element is transformed into at least one active grid element automatically and/or autonomously upon registration with the at least one coordinator, wherein a security interface is associated with the at least one active grid element, wherein the at least one active grid element is operable to receive security system messages from at least one remotely-located security system via the security interface, wherein the security interface is standards-based or determined by a governing entity that regulates grid operations for utilities, market participants or grid operators;
wherein the at least one active grid element is operable to send and receive messages to and from the server via the at least one coordinator;
wherein the messages have a deliver priority based on virtual private networks, independent identifying addresses, and/or manufacturers specific identifying codes;
wherein the at least one active grid element has a unique grid element identifier which is a combination of an Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) address, an international manufacturer equipment identifier (IMEI), and electronic serial numbers or a Media Access Control (MAC) address;
wherein the at least one coordinator is operable to match and prioritize the at least one active grid element;
wherein the at least one coordinator is operable to provide a priority flag on the messages;
wherein the at least one coordinator is operable to track, based on revenue grade metrology, an amount of power supply available for the electric power grid or a curtailment power available from the at least one active grid element; and
wherein the at least one active grid element is operable to actively participate in the electric power grid, and wherein the actively participating is selected from the group consisting of consuming electric power from the electric power grid, supplying power to the electric power grid, and curtailing power consumption from the electric power grid.

US Pat. No. 10,559,965

DISPLAY ASSEMBLY HAVING MULTIPLE CHARGING PORTS

MANUFACTURING RESOURCES I...

1. An electronic display assembly comprising:a housing;
a frame having a front perimeter and a rear perimeter, wherein said frame is configured to receive the housing;
a first and second gasket located along the front perimeter and the rear perimeter, respectively, of said frame;
a pass-through device located in said housing and configured to accept one or more utility lines;
a first and second electronic display subassemblies mounted to said frame in a back to back arrangement, wherein each of said first and second electronic display subassemblies comprises:
a transparent layer;
an electronic display layer;
a hinging device configured to permit the electronic display subassembly to rotate between an opened position and a closed position; and
a gap defined by the space between the transparent layer and the electronic display layer;
a substantially sealed closed loop pathway surrounding each of said one or more electronic display subassemblies, wherein said closed loop pathway comprises:
the gap of each respective electronic display subassembly; and
a common cavity located in the space between the first and second electronic display subassemblies and the frame;
a plate positioned within the cavity between and substantially parallel to the rear surfaces of the electronic display subassemblies, wherein said plate is configured to receive at least some of said peripheral devices;
an open loop pathway configured to permit ambient air to pass through said housing and thermally interact with said closed loop pathway without mixing with circulating gas traveling through said closed loop pathway; and
at least two peripheral devices located within said housing, wherein one of said peripheral devices comprises a charging subassembly, and at least one other of said peripheral devices is selected from the group consisting of: a camera, a touchscreen, an additional electronic display, video communications equipment, audio communications equipment, and an emergency notification subassembly.

US Pat. No. 10,559,949

WATERTIGHT ELECTRICAL COMPARTMENT FOR USE IN IRRIGATION DEVICES AND METHODS OF USE

Hunter Industries, Inc., ...

1. A battery-operated irrigation controller comprising:a body forming a chamber having an open end;
a sealing section disposed on the body;
at least one sealing ring configured to contact the sealing section;
a cap configured to cover the open end and having a surface for contacting the at least one sealing ring to create a compression force on the at least one sealing ring to create a watertight seal of the chamber;
a retainer configured to contact the cap and engage with the body to retain the cap to maintain the watertight seal of the chamber, the retainer being separate and removable from the body and the cap;
a battery holder supported by the body and configured to receive at least one battery; and
one or more electronic components configured to receive power from the at least one battery.

US Pat. No. 10,559,918

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

Aptiv Technologies Limite...

1. An electrical connector assembly, comprising;a plug including a plug body having a first housing part and a second housing part with a plug-in portion, wherein the first and second housing parts are movable relative to each other along a housing axis, wherein an elastic element is compressed between the first and second housing parts, thereby holding the first and second housing parts against each other, wherein the second housing part on its surface comprises a projection with a first sliding surface diagonally to the housing axis; and
a mating connector, having a plug-receiving portion configured to receive and electrically and mechanically connect the plug-in portion of the plug, comprises a collar which partially surrounds the plug-receiving portion, wherein the collar comprises a second sliding surface which is arranged complementary to the first sliding surface, when the plug is aligned with a plug-in axis while the plug is connected the first and second sliding surfaces cooperate, wherein a plug force is exerted on the plug in an insertion direction and thereby the first sliding surface slides on the second sliding surface, wherein the second housing part is displaced away from the first housing part along the housing axis against a restoring force of the elastic element, the second sliding surface ends at a recess in the collar, in fully assembled state the projection is located in an end plane with the recess, so that the elastic element pulls the projection into the recess and locks the plug body with the mating connector, wherein the first housing part comprises at least one rib which is aligned along the plug-in axis and wherein the mating connector comprises a groove at the side facing the plug-receiving portion, wherein the rib slides into the groove while the plug is connected.

US Pat. No. 10,559,842

END PLATE

TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI ...

1. An end plate that is shaped as a rectangle having a pair of horizontal long sides and a pair of vertical short sides, wherein the end plate is provided at an end in a cell stacking direction of a cell stack in a fuel cell and is used to supply coolant to and discharge coolant from the cell stack, the end plate comprising:a recess having a pair of upper and lower inner wall surfaces, the recess being configured to form a flow path in which the coolant flows;
a plurality of ribs formed on a bottom surface of the recess so as to extend in a horizontal direction;
an inlet portion, which allows the coolant to flow into the flow path in the recess from the cell stack; and
an outlet hole, which allows the coolant to flow out from the flow path in the recess, wherein
the recess is open in an opposed surface that faces the end in the cell stacking direction of the cell stack and is formed to extend in the horizontal direction along the opposed surface,
the ribs protrude to an opening position of the recess and are arranged at intervals in a vertical direction,
the inlet portion is provided at an end in the horizontal direction of the recess,
the outlet hole is provided at another end in the horizontal direction of the recess and at a position higher than the inlet portion,
the upper and lower inner wall surfaces in the recess spread vertically toward the outlet hole in a portion of the recess that is connected to the inlet portion, and
an end close to the inlet portion of a lowermost one of the ribs is closer to the outlet hole than ends close to the inlet portion of the other ribs.

US Pat. No. 10,559,798

BATTERY MODULE

Contemporary Amperex Tech...

1. A battery module, comprising:a housing, comprising a containing chamber with an opening;
a battery stack, disposed in the containing chamber and comprising two or more single batteries with a first vent plate and electrically connected to each other;
a cover plate assembly connected to the housing, wherein the cover plate assembly comprises a plate, a deformable plate and a module output, the plate is arranged to close the opening, the deformable plate is connected to the plate and is deformable in a thickness direction of the plate, the module output is connected to the plate and is disposed opposite to the deformable plate, the module output and the battery stack are electrically connected;
a guiding component disposed between the cover plate assembly and the battery stack, wherein the guiding component comprises a guiding channel and an exhaust port, the guiding channel is disposed opposite to the deformable plate and the exhaust port is disposed opposite to the first vent plate, the guiding channel and the exhaust port are connected with each other, and the gas released after the first vent plate is opened flows to the deformable plate through the exhaust port and the guiding channel.

US Pat. No. 10,559,281

CHALLENGE GAME SYSTEM

Sony Interactive Entertai...

1. A method, comprising:receiving a request to view a challenge game between a first player and a second player for a game and obtaining a first video associated with a predefined segment of the game from the first player and a second video associated with the predefined segment of the game from the second player;
executing the challenge game to play the first video alongside the second video in a spectator interface, the executing the challenge game includes:
accessing a first telemetry data associated with the predefined segment of the game played by the first player and a second telemetry data associated with the predefined segment of the game played by the second player,
processing the first telemetry data and the second telemetry data for generating modified game play metrics, and
replacing game states that were produced when the predefined segment of the game was played with the modified game play metrics to produce the first video and the second video, wherein the modified game play metrics are used to identify progress for the challenge game; and
rendering, based on the modified game play metrics, a graphical element for displaying said progress for the challenge game and providing the spectator interface for the request that includes the first video, the second video, and the graphical element for displaying said progress for the challenge game.

US Pat. No. 10,559,259

CONTROL HEAD WITH ELECTROLUMINESCENT PANEL IN LAND MOBILE RADIO

E.F. JOHNSON COMPANY, Ir...

1. A control head for use with a land mobile radio, the control head comprising:a first light source comprising a source of first light of a first hue and configured to illuminate a first light pipe of a first user interface input/output component and a second user interface input/output component with the first light of the first hue, the first light comprising a halo light;
a plurality of indicator light sources comprising a second light source comprising a source of second light of a second hue and a third light source comprising a source of third light of a third hue, the second light source and third light source in optical communication with a second light pipe of the first user interface input/output component,
wherein the second light source and the third light source are both configured to illuminate the second light pipe of the user interface input/output component with an indication illumination of at least one of the second hue and the third hue to provide an indicator light for the user interface input/output component,
wherein the first light source is configured to illuminate the first light pipe of the user interface input/output component to provide a first light comprising the halo light and of the first hue for the user interface input/output component,
wherein the first light pipe of the user interface input/output component and the second light pipe of the user interface input/output component both illuminate the first user interface input/output component, wherein the first user interface input/output component is configured to receive both the first light comprising the halo light provided from the first light source and the indication illumination provided from the plurality of indicator light sources;
a control system configured to determine a state of the land mobile radio to control activation of the first light source to provide the first light to the first light pipe; and
the control system further configured to control activation of at least a portion of the plurality of indicator light sources, in response to detecting a change in the state of the land mobile radio, to indicate the state of the land mobile radio via the indicator illumination of the first user interface input/output component, wherein the first light pipe of the first user interface input/output component is illuminated with at least (i) the first hue for an idle state of the land mobile radio, (ii) the second hue for a transmitting state of the land mobile radio, and (iii) a third hue for a receiving state of the land mobile radio.

US Pat. No. 10,559,233

SEGMENT DISPLAY DEVICE

UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP., S...

1. A segment display device comprising:a housing comprising an upper cover and a lower cover connected to the upper cover, the upper cover defining a plurality of upper connection holes and a display window, the lower cover defining a plurality of lower connection holes at positions corresponding to the upper connection holes, the upper connection holes and the lower connection holes being configured for connecting the housing to a building block, and the housing defining an interface opening;
a circuit board arranged within the housing and comprising a first circuit port and a second circuit port, the first circuit port and the second circuit port being located at the interface opening; and
a segment display arranged on the circuit board at a position corresponding to the display window;
wherein the segment display device is connected to the building block through a plurality of connection pins, each of the plurality of connection pins comprises a connecting shaft that comprises a stopper shoulder on a circumferential surface thereof along a circumferential direction thereof, the stopper shoulder is located between opposite ends of the connecting shaft, and one end of each of the plurality of connection pins is inserted into one of the upper connection holes or one of the lower connection holes, and the other end of each of the plurality of connection pins is configured to connect with the building block;
a receiving space is formed between each upper connection hole and a lower connection hole corresponding to the upper connection hole, each of the plurality of connection pins comprises a projection at an end thereof that extends along a circumferential direction thereof, and the projection of each of the plurality of connection pins is received in one of the receiving spaces.

US Pat. No. 10,558,963

SHAREABLE WIDGET INTERFACE TO MOBILE WALLET FUNCTIONS

MASTERCARD MOBILE TRANSAC...

1. A method, comprising:executing a digital wallet on at least one of a mobile device and a server of a network-based multi-domain ecosystem for secure personalized transactions to configure and install a digital wallet applet associated with the digital wallet in a security domain region of a secure element subset of a non-transient digital memory that is accessible to the mobile device;
managing data in the security domain region of the secure element subset as a group by authenticating security keys for the security domain region, and wherein each of a plurality of security domain regions of the secure element require distinct security domain-specific security keys; and
executing the digital wallet applet, thereby providing a sharable interface through which the digital wallet applet manages access to the digital wallet, the sharable interface providing digital wallet applet-managed access by the digital wallet applet to the digital wallet, providing managed access by another applet executing on the mobile device to the digital wallet, and providing managed access by a multi-domain computing ecosystem server to the digital wallet, wherein the digital wallet applet, the another applet and the multi-domain computing ecosystem server each communicate with the sharable interface electronically.

US Pat. No. 10,558,823

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING DATA EXPOSURE USING ARTIFICIAL-INTELLIGENCE-BASED MODELING

Grey Market Labs, PBC, F...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:identifying, at a platform-secured network element between a computing device and a gateway device, a set of data privacy elements, wherein a data privacy element characterizes a feature of a computing device, and wherein a data privacy element is detectable by a network host;
generating an artificial profile model, wherein the artificial profile model includes the set of data privacy elements, wherein the artificial profile model defines a relationship, and wherein a relationship can be associated with one or more constraints;
receiving a signal indicating that a computing device is requesting access to a network location;
detecting one or more data privacy elements associated with the computing device request to access the network location;
determining an artificial profile for the computing device, wherein the artificial profile includes the one or more data privacy elements, and wherein the artificial profile is usable to identify the computing device;
modifying the one or more data privacy elements, wherein the one or more data privacy elements are modified according to a constraint associated with the relationship defined by the artificial profile model; and
generating a new artificial profile for the computing device, wherein the new artificial profile includes the modified one or more data privacy elements, and wherein the new artificial profile masks the computing device from being identified.

US Pat. No. 10,558,702

UNIFIED STORAGE SYSTEM FOR ONLINE IMAGE SEARCHING AND OFFLINE IMAGE ANALYTICS

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method for searching images, the method comprising:receiving at one or more processors of a master storage node a search query for searching images from a first client, the master storage node being coupled to a plurality of worker storage nodes over a storage network;
performing by the one or more processors of the master storage node a hash operation on one or more keywords of the search query using a first predetermined hash function to generate a first hash value;
identifying by the one or more processors of master storage node a first of the worker storage nodes based on the first hash value;
receiving a data analytics service request from a second client, wherein the data analytics service request is to be processed by the one or more processors of the master storage node offline, and
redirecting by the one or more processors of the master storage node the search query and the data analytics services request from the second client, to the first worker storage node to allow the first worker storage node to service the search query and the data analytics services request concurrently, wherein the first worker storage node;
identifies one or more first images from a first system memory of the first worker storage node based on the search query;
transmits the one or more first images to the first client;
identifies one or more second images from the first system memory of the first worker storage node for the data analytics services request,
wherein the identifying the one or more first images and the one or more second images occurs concurrently; and
transmits a data analytics result based on the one or more second images to the second client.

US Pat. No. 10,558,541

AGENT-BASED MONITORING OF NETWORK RESOURCES

Equinix, Inc., Redwood C...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a computing system in a network, criticality information about a node included within the network;
identifying, by the computing system, a status change associated with the node;
determining, by the computing system and based on the criticality information about the node, an impact on the network resulting from the status change;
determining, by the computing system and based on the determined impact, whether to communicate information about the determined impact; and
sending, by the computing system, an alert including information about the determined impact.

US Pat. No. 10,558,284

ELECTRONIC DEVICES HAVING BILAYER CAPPING LAYERS AND/OR BARRIER LAYERS

H.C. STARCK INC., Newton...

1. A touch-panel display comprising:a substrate; and
an interconnect disposed over the substrate,
wherein the interconnect comprises:
(a) a bilayer barrier layer comprising a base layer and a dielectric layer disposed thereover, wherein (i) the base layer comprises an alloy of Cu and/or Mo with 0.5 weight %-50 weight % of one or more anodizable alloying elements selected from the list consisting of Ta, Nb, Al, Hf, Zr, Ti, and Mg, and (ii) the dielectric layer comprises an oxide, nitride, or oxynitride of the one or more anodizable alloying elements, and
(b) disposed over the bilayer barrier layer, a conductor layer comprising at least one of Cu, Ag, Al, or Au.

US Pat. No. 10,558,239

LAYERED ACCESSORY CASE FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND CRADLING DEVICE THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co. L...

1. An accessory case of an electronic device, the accessory case comprising:a case that can be coupled to or separated from the electronic device, the case including a front surface that contacts the electronic device when attached to the electronic device and a rear surface opposite the front surface;
a sliding key disposed on the rear surface of the case;
a bottom part disposed between the sliding key and the rear surface of the case, the bottom part configured to provide a space through which the sliding key moves;
at least one switch disposed on the rear surface of the case, the at least one switch being turned on or off depending on whether the sliding key moves, wherein the at least one switch comprises:
a first switch disposed on the bottom part to face the sliding key, wherein the first switch is interfered with by movement of at least a portion of the sliding key; and
a second switch disposed in proximity to the first switch and turned on or off by at least the portion of the sliding key; and
a short-range communication module electrically coupled to the first switch, and
wherein the first switch is configured to transmit a signal to the short-range communication module when the first switch is turned on, and
wherein the short-range communication module is configured to:
activate, in response to receiving the signal, and
communicate with a communication module of the electronic device for providing a near field communication service.

US Pat. No. 10,558,221

METHOD FOR ASSISTING IN A PARKING OPERATION FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE, DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEM AND A MOTOR VEHICLE

Valeo Schalter und Sensor...

1. A method for assisting in a parking operation for a motor vehicle using a driver assistance system, comprising:obtaining a point of interest based on a current setting of the motor vehicle by actively surveying all surrounding areas next to the motor vehicle and identifying the point of interest based on a current position of the motor vehicle relative to the point of interest;
determining a parking path along which the motor vehicle is parked into a parking space or driven out of the parking space, the parking path being determined based on a distance from the motor vehicle to the point of interest;
capturing image data about surroundings of the motor vehicle using at least one optical capture device of the driver assistance system;
processing the image data to produce an image which shows a perspective view of at least one surrounding area of all the surrounding areas next to the motor vehicle, wherein the image is produced based on the current position of the motor vehicle on the parking path and the distance from the motor vehicle to the point of interest;
instantaneously determining the perspective view based on the current position of the motor vehicle on the parking path and the distance from the motor vehicle to the point of interest;
determining a direction of view based on the current position of the motor vehicle;
determining a field of view based on a current speed of the motor vehicle;
setting the direction of view and the field of view; and
displaying the image on a display device,
wherein:
the image comprises the motor vehicle at a fixed location, or statically, while the at least one surrounding area moves, and the perspective view changes, to focus on the point of interest, the motor vehicle at the fixed location being displayed showing all perspective boundaries from an obliquely downward view in which the point of interest and the at least one surrounding area are located behind the motor vehicle,
the display device displays the perspective view centred in the point of interest even when the point of interest is:
behind the motor vehicle, and/or
contrary to a direction of motion of the motor vehicle,
the direction of view and the field of view of the perspective view are continuously altered over time in response to a remaining distance of the motor vehicle on the parking path being below a prescribed minimum,
in response to the remaining distance of the motor vehicle on the parking path being below the prescribed minimum, the perspective view is shown from a different direction of view directly above a vehicle vertical axis, and
the perspective view includes the image of at least one portion of the motor vehicle and corresponding immediate surroundings of the at least one portion of the motor vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,557,938

SENSOR SYSTEM, MOTOR VEHICLE, AND METHOD FOR CLEANING AN ULTRASONIC SENSOR

VALEO Schalter und Sensor...

1. A sensor system for distance measuring for a motor vehicle, comprising:at least one ultrasonic sensor with a sensor housing and at least one membrane with a membrane diameter that is capable of being electrically stimulated into vibrations, and
a control unit for controlling the at least one membrane and for detecting vibrations of the at least one membrane, wherein the control unit is configured to stimulate in a measuring mode the at least one membrane into vibrations with a measuring frequency and a measuring amplitude,
characterized in that
the control unit is configured to stimulate the at least one membrane in a cleaning mode into such vibrations that the sensor housing is put into vibrations with a housing amplitude that amounts to at least 1% of the membrane diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,557,922

HOLDING APPARATUS FOR HOLDING A DRIVE UNIT OF A DEVIATING MIRROR ARRANGEMENT, DETECTION APPARATUS HAVING A DEVIATING MIRROR ARRANGEMENT, AND MOTOR VEHICLE

Valeo Schalter und Sensor...

1. A holding apparatus for holding a drive unit of a deviating mirror arrangement of an optical detection apparatus for a motor vehicle, comprising:a holding part, with which a light barrier is formed in one piece,
the light barrier being arranged, when the drive unit is being held by the holding apparatus, to subdivide a reflective surface of at least one deviating mirror, mounted rotatably on a rotation axle, of the deviating mirror arrangement into an emission region and a reception region locally on the reflective surface,
wherein the light barrier has a reception device for receiving a light source and for guiding the light provided by the light source onto the emission region of the reflective surface.

US Pat. No. 10,557,863

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MULTI-ANALYSIS

Theranos IP Company, LLC,...

1. A biological sample processing system comprising:an insertable and removable cartridge comprising:
at least one receptacle for receiving a blood sample obtained by a fingerstick from a subject,
at least one assay unit for performing a nucleic acid amplification assay to detect a nucleic acid from the blood sample,
at least a second assay unit for performing another assay on a portion of the blood sample, wherein said another assay does not involve nucleic acid amplification; and
all reagents for performing the nucleic acid amplification assay and said another assay;
and a biological sample processing device comprising:
a housing containing the following:
a cartridge receiving location,
a nucleic acid assay assembly comprising at least one light source, a thermal device comprising a temperature control for the nucleic acid amplification assay, and at least one detector for detecting the nucleic acid;
at least a second detector for use in performing said another assay;
a sample handling system for transporting the blood sample to the at least one assay unit and the at least one assay unit to the detector; and
an airflow unit configured to provide a controlled air-flow environment within said housing;
wherein the at least one light source is mounted on a movable portion of the nucleic acid assay assembly that is movable to cover or uncover a portion of the thermal device.

US Pat. No. 10,557,786

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SAMPLE USE MAXIMIZATION

Theranos IP Company, LLC,...

1. A method of performing cytometry, comprising:receiving in a sample processing device a cartridge comprising a blood sample obtained from a subject; wherein the cartridge further comprises:
at least two pipette tips;
at least one assay unit;
an extraction tip;
a centrifugation vessel;
a cytometry cuvette, wherein the cytometry cuvette comprises at least two channels, wherein each channel comprises at least one sample entry port;
all reagents for performing cytometry, wherein the all reagents comprises at least two antibodies that bind to cell surface markers of white blood cells;
and wherein the sample processing device comprises:
a centrifuge;
a fluid transfer device comprising a pipette, wherein the pipette comprises a plurality of pipette heads, wherein a first pipette head and a second pipette head are configured to engage the cytometry cuvette and transport the cytometry cuvette from the cartridge to an imaging platform; wherein the first pipette head and the second pipette head are configured to engage with a first pipette tip and a second pipette tip when not engaged with the cytometry cuvette;
the imaging platform configured to receive the cytometry cuvette, wherein the imaging platform comprises a light source, camera, and translation stage, wherein the translation stage is configured to move in the X, Y, and Z directions; and
an imaging device for imaging hematocrit of the blood sample;
engaging the first pipette head and the second pipette head of the pipette with the cytometry cuvette in the cartridge and transporting the cytometry cuvette from the cartridge to the imaging platform;
disengaging the first pipette head and the second pipette head from the cytometry cuvette;
engaging the first pipette head or the second pipette head of a liquid handling system with a pipette tip and transferring the blood sample to the centrifugation vessel;
centrifuging the blood sample in the centrifuge to obtain a plasma layer and a cell pellet;
measuring hematocrit of the centrifuged blood sample by imaging with the imaging device;
engaging the fluid transfer device with the at least one extraction tip and aspirating the plasma from the centrifuged blood sample;
resuspending the cell pellet and binding the at least two antibodies to the white blood cells in the cell pellet;
isolating the white blood cells and transferring with the fluid transfer device the white blood cells to the sample entry port of a channel of the cytometry cuvette; and
detecting the white blood cells with the camera of the imaging platform.

US Pat. No. 10,557,753

SPECTROMETER APPARATUS

STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L....

1. A spectrometer comprising:a substrate;
a plurality of light detectors in the substrate;
a plurality of light filters over the plurality of light detectors, the plurality of light filters comprising electro-optic materials, each of the plurality of light filters transmitting a different wavelength or reflecting a different wavelength, each of the plurality of light filters aligned with a corresponding one of the plurality of light detectors; and
a circuit in the substrate, wherein the circuit is electrically coupled to the plurality of light filters, and wherein the circuit is configured to change optical characteristics of the plurality of light filters over time.

US Pat. No. 10,557,747

COMBINATION WEIGHING DEVICE

Ishida Co., Ltd., Kyoto ...

1. A combination weighing apparatus comprising:a plurality of weighers that measures objects to be weighed;
a controller that combines weights of the measured objects to be weighed and selects specific weighers corresponding to a weight value within a desired range;
a collecting chute that collects and discharges the objects to be weighed discharged from the selected weighers a timing hopper that temporarily retains the discharged objects to be weighed, and then discharges the objects to be weighed;
a frame that directly or indirectly supports at least one of the weighers, the controller, the collecting chute, and the timing hopper; and a support that is a member attached to the frame and to which the timing hopper is fixed at a predetermined position, wherein
the support is capable of movement between (1) a first mounting position at which the timing hopper receives and retains the objects to be weighed and (2) a second mounting position related to attachment and detachment of the timing hopper, the movement of the support being relative to the frame and occurring while the timing hopper is fixed at the predetermined position,
the timing hopper is capable of movement between the predetermined position and a position that enables removal from the support, the movement of the timing hopper being relative to the support, and
a movement direction in which the support moves from the first mounting position to the second mounting position intersects a moving direction in which the timing hopper moves from the predetermined position to the position that enables removal.

US Pat. No. 10,557,624

LED LIGHT APPARATUS

XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. L...

1. A LED light apparatus, comprising:a driver board;
a light source board; and
an electrical connector device for electrically connecting a light source board and a driver board of an LED light, the electrical connector device comprising an input terminal and an output terminal,
wherein one end of input terminal is fixed on the driver board of the LED light and electrically connected to the driver board, the output terminal comprises a conductive terminal, an elastic clipping portion, and a resistance portion, the conductive terminal comprises a conductive pin, the conductive pin is fixed on the light source board and electrically connected to the light source board, the elastic clipping portion and the resistance portion are placed on the conductive terminal, and when assembled, the other end of the input terminal elastically touches one end of the elastic resistance portion and the resistance portion touches the other end of the elastic clipping portion, and the other end of the input terminal elastically touches a top of the elastic clipping portion, and the resistance portion touches a middle of the elastic clipping portion, and
wherein the resistance portion is a rigid structure, one end of the resistance portion is fixed on the conductive terminal, and the other end of the resistance portion touches the middle of the elastic clipping portion.

US Pat. No. 10,557,584

MODULAR HEATER SYSTEMS

Watlow Electric Manufactu...

1. A modular heater system comprising:a plurality modular units, each including:
a carrier member defining a receiving space for receiving a fluid conduit and side slots recessed from outer surfaces of the carrier member;
a heating element mounted on the carrier member; and
a thermal insulation jacket surrounding the carrier member and the heating element and including an upper half portion and a lower half portion,
wherein the upper half portion and the lower half portion of the thermal insulation jacket each include portions extending inwardly toward the side slots of the carrier member and are self-locked in the side slots.

US Pat. No. 10,557,573

FEED THROUGH SEALS AND FITTINGS

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A vessel comprising:at least one wall separating a first volume and a second volume to be sealed therefrom;
an elongated structure providing communication through the wall between the first and second volumes;
a fitting assembly including a fitting secured to the at least one wall, the at least one fitting comprising:
a solid outer body;
a pass-through bore, defined by at least one pass-through bore wall, extending longitudinally through a length of the outer body from a first end to a second end;
at least one undercut region formed into the at least one pass-through bore wall, the at least one undercut region including at least one expansion bearing surface disposed radially outward of at least one contraction bearing surface; and
a flexible filler material substantially occupying a volume of the pass-through bore and the undercut region, the flexible filler material retaining the elongated structure in the bore while sealing the first volume from the second volume.

US Pat. No. 10,557,505

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MANUFACTURING BEARING UNIT

NSK LTD., Shinagawa-ku, ...

1. A method of manufacturing a rolling bearing unit in which an end surface of an inner ring is pressed in an axial direction with a caulking section formed by plastically deforming a cylindrical section, which is formed on an end portion of a hub main body in the axial direction, outward in a radial direction in order to apply a coupling force, which is directed toward one side of the hub main body in the axial direction, with respect to the inner ring fitted onto the hub main body,the method of manufacturing the rolling bearing unit comprising:
a process of processing the cylindrical section into the caulking section by plastically deforming the cylandrical section, which is formed on the end portion of the hub main body in the axial direction, outward in the radial direction by rolling each of a plurality of rollers in a circumferential direction about a central axis of the hub main body, by pressing a rolling surface of each of the rollers against a plurality of forming die elements of a forming die in sequence, and by sequentially pressing each of the forming die elements against the cylindrical section in the axial direction, the forming die for forming the caulking section being formed by combining the plurality of forming die elements that are disposed side by side in the circumferential direction about the central axis of the hub main body and that are arranged to be displaceable in the axial direction independently of each other.

US Pat. No. 10,557,290

MOTOR VEHICLE DOOR

Kiekert Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A motor vehicle door, with a motor vehicle door latch having a catch, a pawl, an infeed section and pertaining locking bolt that traverses a course through the infeed section to a pre-latching position to a main latching position, the motor vehicle door comprising:a stop device positioned externally from the motor vehicle door latch, the stop device comprising:
a deflection lever positioned to directly contact the locking bolt when the locking bolt moves along the course through the infeed section, wherein movement of the locking bolt along the course through the infeed section moves the deflection lever and attenuates movement of the locking bolt; and
a transfer lever, wherein movement of the deflection lever directly moves the transfer lever.

US Pat. No. 10,557,289

LOCK FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Kiekert Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A latch for a door of a motor vehicle comprising a locking mechanism, the locking mechanism comprising:a catch that is rotatable between an open position and a closed position,
a pawl that is rotatable between a locked position that holds the catch in the closed position and an unlocked position where the pawl does not prevent the catch from rotating to the open position,
a first blocking lever that is rotatable between a blocked position that holds the pawl in the locked position and an unblocked position where the first blocking lever does not block the pawl from moving to the unlocked position,
a release lever adapted to move the first blocking lever from the blocked position to the unblocked position,
a blocking contour that defines a recess, and
a rotation-lock device that comprises a projection that is operatively coupled to the release lever or the blocking lever, wherein, in the event of a motor vehicle crash, the projection is adapted to engage the recess on the blocking contour thereby preventing the release lever from moving the blocking lever to the unblocked position or preventing the blocking lever from moving to the unblocked position,
wherein the rotation-lock device further comprises a second blocking lever, wherein the projection is on the second blocking lever, and
wherein the rotation-lock device further comprises an inertia lever, wherein the second blocking lever is rotationally connected to the inertia lever.

US Pat. No. 10,557,285

DEVICE AND METHODS FOR PREVENTING UNWANTED ACCESS TO A LOCKED ENCLOSURE

Lock II, LLC, Nicholasvi...

1. A self-powered lock, comprising;a lock operable by a motor;
a display device operable to display information regarding the lock to a user; and
a manually operable electricity generator generating electricity upon manual actuation by the user, the electricity generator electrically connected to the display device and the motor to supply electricity thereto for operating the lock and the display device,
wherein the display device further includes a display and a backlight, the display operable to display the information and the backlight operable to direct light on the display, and the electricity generator is electrically connected to the backlight,
wherein the display is a liquid crystal display and the backlight is a light emitting diode, and
wherein the self-powered lock further comprises:
a controller and an LCD driver module electrically connected between the electricity generator and the display device, the controller supplying a selected number to show at the display and a clock signal to the LCD driver module, and the LCD driver module randomizing the clock signal such that the selected number is shown at different frequencies by flickering the display at the different frequencies defined by the randomized clock signal.

US Pat. No. 10,556,806

TWO-STAGE CALCINATION METHOD, AND PLANT FOR SAME

Claudius Peters Projects ...

1. A method for calcining gypsum, comprising:calcining the gypsum in a first stage with flash calcination,
guiding the gypsum from the first stage to a second stage via a transfer line, and
calcining the gypsum to completion in a reaction vessel in a second stage using indirect heating wherein, in the second stage, water vapor is recirculated without external vapor or water being supplied.

US Pat. No. 10,556,640

UNMANNED SEMI-SUBMARINE

DALIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECH...

1. An unmanned semi-submarine, comprising:1) a main hull comprising a longitudinal axis;
2) airfoil buoyancy chambers, the airfoil buoyancy chambers comprising a front buoyancy chamber and a rear buoyancy chamber;
3) an antenna;
4) a radar;
5) a propeller;
6) a rudder; and
7) compartments;wherein:the front buoyancy chamber and the rear buoyancy chamber are distributed on the main hull along the longitudinal axis of the main hull;
the radar and the antenna are disposed on a top end of the front buoyancy chamber;
the rudder is disposed on the rear buoyancy chamber to control a forward direction of the unmanned semi-submarine;
the propeller is disposed at a tail of the main hull to drive the unmanned semi-submarine;
a cross-section of the front buoyancy chamber is symmetrical with respect to an axis that is parallel to the longitudinal axis of the main hull;
a cross-section of the rear buoyancy chamber is symmetrical with respect to the axis that is parallel to the longitudinal axis of the main hull;
the compartments comprise a front equipment compartment, a rear equipment compartment, a control equipment compartment, a battery compartment, and a propelling compartment; the compartments are separated from one another by watertight walls;
the radar and the antenna are connected to the control equipment compartment;
the front equipment compartment and the rear equipment compartment are equipped with a sonar and a depth probe;
the control equipment compartment is equipped with processors for obstacle avoidance, route planning, and real-time processing detection data;
the propelling compartment is equipped with a propulsion system and a rudder driving mechanism;
a battery pack is installed in the battery compartment;
the battery compartment is disposed in a bottom of the main hull;
the propelling compartment comprises a DC motor, a reduction gearbox, a transmission shaft, an upper support plate, support pillars, and a lower support plate;
the DC motor is connected to the reduction gearbox; and the reduction gearbox is connected to the propeller via the transmission shaft;
the DC motor and the reduction gearbox are disposed on the lower support plate; and the upper support plate is located above the DC motor and the reduction gearbox;
the support pillars are disposed on the lower support plate; and the upper support plate is supported by the support pillars;
a driver motor is disposed on the upper support plate to supply steering power for the rudder; and
the DC motor and the driver motor are both controlled by a controller in the control equipment compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,556,574

BRAKE CYLINDER MAINTAINING VALVE

WABTEC HOLDING CORP., Wi...

1. A system for maintaining brake cylinder pressure comprising:a brake cylinder passage configured to be in fluid communication with a brake cylinder;
a brake pipe passage configured to be in fluid communication with a brake pipe and the brake cylinder;
a first valve member moveable between a first position and a second position;
a second valve member in fluid communication with a reference pressure, the second valve member configured to move the first valve member from the first position to the second position based on a differential between a pressure within the brake cylinder passage and the reference pressure, wherein, when the first valve member is in the second position, the brake pipe passage is configured to supply air from the brake pipe to the brake cylinder such that air from the brake pipe is utilized to sustain leakage, not a separate reservoir;
an exhaust passage configured to be in fluid communication with atmosphere; and
a retainer nullification valve in fluid communication with the exhaust passage, the brake cylinder passage configured to be in fluid communication with the exhaust passage when the first valve member is in the first position, the retainer nullification valve configured to prevent flow of air from the exhaust passage to the atmosphere.

US Pat. No. 10,556,566

CARGO BLIND END CAP ASSEMBLY IN A VEHICLE

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. A cargo blind end cap assembly of a vehicle, comprising:an end cap including a housing having a recess adapted to receive a cargo blind bar; and
a seat belt retainer to retain and release a seat belt tongue, wherein the seat belt retainer is connected to the housing of the end cap to form a unitary structure and includes a clip to fasten the seat belt tongue;
wherein the cargo blind end cap assembly is adapted to be detachably connected to the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,556,549

HEADREST-INTEGRATED ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM

VOXX INTERNATIONAL CORPOR...

1. A headrest system for a vehicle seat, comprising:a head support unit adaptable onto a vehicle seat, including a pillow portion defining a head supporting surface configured to support the head of a vehicle boarder;
a fabric member configured to envelope at least a portion of the head support unit, the fabric member including:
a central portion configured to cover the head-supporting surface of the pillow portion, and
a fringe portion integrally connected around the central portion;
a plurality of anchor members arranged on the head support unit at locations opposite to the head supporting surface, configured to engage selective parts of the fringe portion so as to stretch the central portion substantially conformally over the head support surface of the pillow portion and substantially retain the fabric member on the head support unit; and
a multimedia module configured to be coupled to the head support unit, the multimedia module comprising:
a housing unit that defines a device compartment and a multimedia system including a display device accessibly retained in the device compartment,
wherein the housing unit comprises a base member adapted to be securely coupled to the head support unit, and the anchor members are integrally provided on the base member of the housing unit,
wherein the housing unit comprises a cover panel member configured to enclosingly couple the base member to define the device compartment that accessibly receives the multimedia system,
wherein the base member and the cover panel member are couplable to each other through a plurality of integrally formed buckle units respectively distributed thereon, and
wherein a portion of the anchor members is configured to concurrently function as the buckle unit.

US Pat. No. 10,556,508

ILLUMINATED CONTROL PANEL CAPACITIVE SENSOR HAVING RIGID AND FLEXIBLE PORTIONS

Aptiv Technologies Limite...

1. A motor vehicle control panel comprising:a front face that is part of a motor vehicle control panel including a control zone;
a printed circuit board;
at least one electrically conductive capacitive detection element extending along a vertical axis aligned with the control zone from the rear surface of the front face to an electrical contact zone of the printed circuit board; and
a light source mounted on the printed circuit board and able to produce a back lighting light beam toward the control zone through the capacitive detection element, wherein
the capacitive detection element comprises at least one rigid tubular part forming a light guide for the light beam and at least one elastic part made in one piece with the rigid tubular part so as to compensate the clearances between a rear surface and the detection element and between the printed circuit board and the detection element; wherein
the elastic part comprises an elastic shape made in one piece with the tubular part, wherein the elastic shape has an inverted Y shape where two branches of the inverted Y shape make contact with the electrical contact zone of the printed circuit board, and the remaining vertical branch of the inverted Y shape makes the connection with the tubular part.

US Pat. No. 10,556,399

PLASTIC LAMINATE STRUCTURE AND TOUCH SENSING DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A plastic laminate structure comprising:a plurality of, or a plurality of kinds of, plastic layers laminated together in a first direction, all the plastic layers being comprised exclusively of extruded plastic layers; and
an adhesive layer to affix together two of the plastic layers that are adjacent to each other in the first direction,
wherein, when the plastic layers thermally expand or shrink within a range of ?40° C. to 85° C., a difference in total length between the adjacent plastic layers is no more than 20% of a thicknesswise dimension of the adhesive layer between the adjacent plastic layers.

US Pat. No. 10,556,352

WAIST ROTATION STRUCTURE AND ROBOT

UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP., S...

1. A waist rotation structure comprising:a mounting disc defining a through hole,
a rotatable disc located at a first side of the mounting disc, the rotatable disc defining a first cable insertion hole;
a driving device fixed to a second side of the mounting disc that is opposite the first side, the driving device comprising an output shaft; and
a transmission assembly comprising a drive gear connected to the output shaft, and a transmission cylinder extending through the through hole, the transmission cylinder comprising a body that extends through the through hole, and is rotatably connected to the mounting disc and fixedly connected to the rotatable disc, and a driven gear arranged on a lateral surface of the body and engaged with the drive gear, and the body defining a wiring hole extending opposite ends thereof and aligning with the first cable insertion hole,
wherein the waist rotation structure further comprises a stopper assembly, the stopper assembly comprising a stopper arranged on a side of the rotatable disc that faces the mounting disc, and two posts arranged on a side of the mounting disc that faces the rotatable disc, and the two posts being located on a movement path of the stopper, and being spaced apart from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,556,276

LOCKING CHUCK

APEX BRANDS, INC., Apex,...

1. A chuck for use with a manual or powered driver having a rotatable drive shaft, the chuck comprising:a generally cylindrical body having a nose section, a tail section and a center axis, the tail section being configured to rotate with the drive shaft and the nose section having an axial bore formed therein and a plurality of passageways formed therethrough and intersecting the axial bore;
a plurality of jaws movably disposed in the passageways;
a nut rotatably mounted about the body and in operative communication with the jaws so that rotation of the nut in a closing direction moves the jaws toward the center axis of the body and rotation of the nut in an opening direction moves the jaws away from the center axis;
a generally cylindrical sleeve rotatably mounted about the body, the sleeve including an inner surface defining a first recess, a second recess, and a drive slot, the sleeve being in operative communication with a drive dog that is slidably received in the drive slot and rotates with the nut so that the sleeve rotationally drives the nut via the drive dog but the sleeve is rotatable with respect to the nut between a first rotational position of the sleeve where the drive dog is adjacent a first side of the drive slot and a second rotational position of the sleeve where the drive dog is adjacent a second side of the drive slot;
an annular array of locking teeth non-rotatably fixed to the body; and
a locking pawl including a mounting portion and an engagement portion, the mounting portion being non-rotatably fixed to the nut in a fixed position by being mounted on the drive dog such that the locking pawl rotates with the nut, and the engagement portion having a biasing cam, and a first leg and a second leg extending radially inwardly therefrom so that the first leg and the second leg define an acute angle therebetween and the engagement portion defines a convex outer surface and a concave inner surface disposed in facing relationship with the locking teeth,
the engagement portion being radially movable with respect to the body, the engagement portion and the locking teeth being configured so that when the engagement portion engages the locking teeth, the engagement portion and the locking teeth prevent the nut from rotating in the opening direction with respect to the body,
wherein the biasing cam of the engagement portion is received in the first recess and is disengaged from the locking teeth so that the first leg and the second leg define a first acute angle value therebetween when the sleeve is in the first rotational position, and the biasing cam of the engagement portion is received in the second recess and engages the locking teeth so that the first leg and the second leg define a second acute angle value therebetween when the sleeve is in the second rotational position, the engagement portion being compressed between the locking teeth and the second recess in the second rotational position so that an amount of force is exerted on the nut in the closing direction by the engagement portion, and the second acute angle value is greater than the first acute angle value.

US Pat. No. 10,556,181

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CREATING DIGITAL GAMES FROM MEDIA

BLUEBOARD MEDIA, LLC, At...

1. A method of playing a computer game across a distributed Internet network, the method comprising the steps of:receiving, by at least one processor at a game server, a shareable media file, a phrase corresponding to the shareable media file, and a keyword, from a first computing device associated with a first user, the phrase comprising a plurality of characters;
creating a platform-agnostic post playable via one or more application instances and on a website comprising:
a platform-agnostic sharable media data object representing the shareable media and a platform-agnostic phrase data object representing the phrase by transforming the sharable media file and phrase into a platform agnostic format, wherein the game server is configured to transmit the post to one or more second computing devices;
a series of blanks, wherein each blank represents a character of the plurality of characters of the phrase;
a visual representation of the post, the visual representation comprising the series of blanks displayed on top of the sharable media; and
associating the keyword with the post and the visual representation in memory;
adding the post to a list of posts in memory at a first position and associated with the keyword, the list arranged based at least in part on ratings of the posts included in the list, accessible via the one or more application instances and via the website, and searchable via keywords;
transmitting, by at least one processor, the post to the one or more second computing devices associated with second users over the distributed Internet network; and
facilitating display of the visual representation of the post.

US Pat. No. 10,556,092

ACTIVE DRIVES FOR ROBOTIC CATHETER MANIPULATORS

Auris Health, Inc., Redw...

1. A medical system, comprising:a telescoping catheter assembly, which comprises:
an outer catheter comprising an outer elongate body and an outer catheter steering adapter coupled to a proximal end of the outer elongate body; and
an inner catheter comprising an inner elongate body and an inner catheter steering adapter coupled to a proximal end of the inner elongate body, wherein the inner elongate body is coaxially positioned within the outer elongate body;
an outer catheter interface to which the outer catheter steering adapter is removably mated;
an inner catheter interface to which the inner catheter steering adapter is removably mated, wherein the inner catheter interface is actuatable by a first motor to axially translate the inner catheter; and
a first active feeder affixed between the outer catheter interface and the inner catheter interface and configured to receive the inner elongate body, the first active feeder comprising a first pair of opposing grippers configured to actively translate the inner elongate body into the outer elongate body in coordination with axial translation of the inner catheter interface, to thereby prevent axial buckling of the inner elongate body as the inner catheter interface moves toward the outer catheter interface.

US Pat. No. 10,555,780

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR POSITIONING AN ELONGATE MEMBER INSIDE A BODY

Auris Health, Inc., Redw...

1. A medical method comprising:advancing a first elongate member toward a target anatomy;
advancing a second elongate member toward the target anatomy, wherein the first elongate member moves within the second elongate member in a telescoping configuration; and
delivering an energy delivery device through the first elongate member and the second elongate member to treat the target anatomy.

US Pat. No. 10,555,778

IMAGE-BASED BRANCH DETECTION AND MAPPING FOR NAVIGATION

Auris Health, Inc., Redw...

9. A robotic system for navigating a luminal network of a patient, the robotic system comprising:an instrument having
an elongate body configured to be inserted into the luminal network, and
an imaging device positioned on a distal portion of the elongate body;
an instrument positioning device attached to the instrument, the instrument positioning device configured to move the instrument through the luminal network;
at least one non-transitory computer-readable memory having stored thereon executable instructions; and
one or more processors in communication with the at least one non-transitory computer-readable memory and configured to execute the instructions to cause the system to at least:
determine a position state estimate of the instrument positioned within a current branch of the luminal network;
determine a set of expected subsequent branches based at least in part on the initial state estimate and a preoperative model of the luminal network;
capture an image of the current branch of the luminal network with the imaging device positioned on the instrument;
detect within the image a plurality of openings connecting subsequent branches of the luminal network to the current branch;
determine an estimate of a roll of the instrument based on comparing an orientation of the detected openings within the image to an orientation of the set of expected subsequent branches;
determine a first feature of the detected plurality of openings;
determine a second feature of the set of expected subsequent branches;
calculate a roll correction value based on the estimate of the roll of the instrument;
correct the second feature based on the roll correction value;
compare the first feature to the corrected second feature to determine a mapping of each of the plurality of openings to one of the expected subsequent branches; and
based at least in part on the mapping, provide an updated position state estimate.

US Pat. No. 10,555,607

SLIDE RAIL ASSEMBLY

KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD...

1. A slide rail assembly, comprising:a first rail having a front portion and a rear portion, the first rail comprising a first blocking structure and a second blocking structure;
a second rail having a front portion and a rear portion;
a third rail mounted between the first rail and the second rail;
a working member arranged to the third rail in a movable manner; and
an auxiliary member arranged between the front portion and the rear portion of the first rail, the auxiliary member comprising a guiding portion and a blocking portion;
wherein when the third rail is located at a retracted position relative to the first rail, the first blocking structure is configured to prevent the third rail from being moved from the retracted position in a retracted direction;
wherein when the third rail is located at the retracted position, the second rail is able to be moved relative to the third rail in the retracted direction to a predetermined position with the rear portion of the second rail being beyond the rear portion of the first rail by a distance;
wherein during a process where the second rail is moved in the retracted direction, the second rail is capable of switching the working member from a first state to a second state, such that the working member in the second state cooperates with the second blocking structure for preventing the third rail from being moved from the retracted position in an extended direction opposite to the retracted direction;
where when the working member is in the first state, the working member does not cooperate with the second blocking structure allowing the third rail to be moved relative to the first rail in the extended direction, the working member being guided to the blocking portion by the guiding portion during a predetermined movement where the working member is moved, so as to prevent the third rail from being moved relative to the first rail in the retracted direction when the third rail is at a first extension position.

US Pat. No. 10,555,565

REFLECTIVE ARTICLES OF WEAR

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. An upper torso reflective garment comprising:a webbed structure having a plurality of apertures, wherein the webbed structure is formed from a plurality of intersecting reflective elastomeric strands, the webbed structure comprising:
(1) a front panel;
(2) a back panel; and
(3) a pair of shoulder straps that connect the front panel and the back panel;
wherein:
the front panel, the back panel, and the pair of shoulder straps define a neck opening, and a pair of armhole openings,
each aperture in the plurality of apertures comprises a shape having at least a first axis and at least a second axis,
the first axis of at least one aperture located on the back panel is oriented orthogonal to a hypothetical vertical axis,
the second axis of the at least one aperture located on the back panel is oriented parallel to the hypothetical vertical axis; and
the at least one aperture is deformable to a first degree in a direction that is parallel to the first axis and is deformable to a second degree in a direction that is orthogonal to the first axis.
US Pat. No. 10,560,987

ELECTRODE COMPOSITION

1. A self-calcining electrode composition for electric arc furnaces, comprising one or more carbon components and a binder,wherein the binder contains exclusively hard bitumen with a needle penetration of <50 per 0.1 mm at 25° C. according to DIN EN 1426, a softening point, ring and ball, of at least 65° C. according to DIN EN 1427, a density of 0.5 to 2 g/cm3 at 25° C. according to DIN EN 52004, or any combination thereof, and
wherein the electrode composition has a polyaromatic hydrocarbon (PAC) content of <500 ppm.

US Pat. No. 10,560,878

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, TERMINAL, AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A communication system comprising:a first terminal with a floor granted, the first terminal, in operation, transmits data to a communication node; and
a second terminal, which, in operation, receives the data from the communication node, wherein
the first terminal, in operation, uses either of a first service performing communication with the communication node via a base station, or a second service performing communication with the communication node via a relay terminal,
when switching a radio connection destination from the base station to the relay terminal during use of the first service or from the relay terminal to the base station during use of the second service, the first terminal transmits a pause request to the communication node to pause data transmission from the communication node to the second terminal, and buffers, subsequent to the pause request being transmitted, the data generated during the switching of the radio connection destination, and
after completion of the switching of the radio connection destination, the first terminal transmits the buffered data to the communication node.

US Pat. No. 10,560,877

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Interwise, Ltd., Airport...

1. A method, comprising:measuring, by a processing system comprising a processor, a first strength of a first signal that is received from a first wireless radio access network and a second strength of a second signal that is received from a second wireless radio access network;
comparing, by the processing system, the first strength of the first signal to a first threshold to determine a first offset of the first signal to the first threshold;
comparing, by the processing system, the second strength of the second signal to a second threshold to determine a second offset of the second signal to the second threshold;
comparing, by the processing system, a measure of voice quality for a call session according to a voice quality model to a third threshold to determine a third offset of the measure of voice quality to the third threshold, wherein the first wireless radio access network provides a first wireless communicative coupling of the processing system and a communication network during the call session;
reporting an event trigger condition according to the first offset, the second offset, and the third offset;
determining, by the processing system, that a handover condition of a handover policy has been met by the first strength and the second strength, wherein the handover policy for the first wireless radio access network and the second wireless radio access network is selected based on a first priority for the first wireless radio access network and a second priority for the second wireless radio access network; and
performing, by the processing system, a handover from the first wireless radio access network to the second wireless radio access network responsive to the determining that the handover condition has been met.

US Pat. No. 10,560,876

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR GROUP COMMUNICATION, HAVING ROBUST MOBILITY

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for communication by a base station in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:acquiring a quality of service class identifier (QCI) of a bearer for providing a mission critical push to talk (MCPTT) to a terminal;
determining a packet delay budget of the MCPTT based on the QCI; and
transmitting a MCPTT data to the terminal based on the packet delay budget,
wherein the QCI, which is determined by a policy and charging rules function (PCRF), is updated based on an application server providing update information for the QCI of the bearer to the PCRF.

US Pat. No. 10,560,875

RESPONSIVE QUALITY OF SERVICE MANAGEMENT

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method of managing a quality of service provided to an electronic device during a communication session in a network, the method comprising:detecting, by the electronic device, satisfaction of a quality of service adjustment condition for changing the quality of service provided to the electronic device by the network;
receiving, at the electronic device, cost information associated with an adjusted quality of service in the communication session, responsive to the detecting operation;
authorizing, via the electronic device, the adjusted quality of service, responsive to receipt of the cost information;
requesting, by the electronic device, the adjusted quality of service provided to the electronic device by the network, responsive to the authorizing; and
communicating, via the electronic device, in the communication session at the adjusted quality of service provided to the electronic device by the network, responsive to the requesting operation.

US Pat. No. 10,560,874

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BANDWIDTH PROFILE BASED ALLOCATION AND MANAGEMENT OF A TIME-VARYING TOPOLOGY NETWORK

Hughes Network Systems LL...

1. An apparatus for dynamic allocation of bandwidth to terminals in a mobile node network, comprising:a processor and a memory coupled to the mobile node network, the memory configured to store instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:
store in the memory a record of a current state of the mobile node network, including a record of allocations of bandwidth to the terminals, current commitments of bandwidth at each node of a plurality of mobile nodes of the mobile node network, current capacity of each edge of each of the plurality of mobile nodes, and congestion points of the mobile node network;
collect updated information from one or more of the mobile nodes regarding the current state of the network, at a reference time;
obtain routing tables for the network, for a next reference time; and
upon receipt, from a requesting terminal among the terminals, of a demand for increased bandwidth to:
estimate, for each of the mobile nodes, based at least in part on the stored record identifying the current state of the network, whether the current commitments of bandwidth will be met if the increased bandwidth is allocated to the requesting terminal, and
upon a result of the estimate meeting a criteria, transmit an allocation to the requesting terminal of an increased bandwidth corresponding to the demand, and
wherein:
the routing tables are configured as per-priority routing tables, for each of a plurality of priorities,
the current commitments of bandwidth include per-priority commitments,
the increased bandwidth is a per-priority increased bandwidth,
the estimation, for each mobile node, whether the current commitments of bandwidth will be met includes executing inner loop sequence within an outer loop sequence, wherein:
the outer loop is executed once for each priority, and
an inner loop sequence is executed N times for each execution of the outer loop sequence, N being the number of mobile nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,560,873

RECEPTION METHOD OF MTC DEVICE

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for receiving a downlink data, the method being performed by a wireless device, the method comprising:receiving a downlink control information (DCI) including a resource block assignment (RA) field, which is generated based on an NRBDL,
wherein the NRBDL indicates a number of one or more resource blocks (RBs) and is used for expressing a bandwidth of the wireless device,
wherein the bandwidth for the wireless device is limited to be smaller than a downlink system bandwidth of a cell; and
receiving a downlink data via a downlink data channel, based on the DCI,
wherein the DCI is repeated on a first plurality of downlink subframes, and
wherein the downlink data is repeated on a second plurality of downlink subframes.

US Pat. No. 10,560,872

PRICE OFFERINGS FOR BANDWIDTH-SHARING AD HOC NETWORKS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method, comprising:establishing a price offering among a lender and borrower in a bandwidth-sharing ad hoc network for shared bandwidth usage; and
executing the price offering upon acceptance of a lender to the bandwidth-sharing ad hoc network for shared bandwidth usage,
wherein at least one of the establishing and the executing is performed using a computer device including a processor;
the lender comprises a plurality of lender computer devices and the borrower comprises a borrower computer device; and
the bandwidth-sharing ad hoc network is configured such that the borrower computer device communicates with the plurality of lender computer devices via local wireless communication protocol, and the plurality of lender computer devices communicate with a remote location on behalf of the borrower computer device to create a virtual fat pipe comprised of the plurality of lender computer devices for the borrower computer device for uploading/downloading data over a network,
wherein the bandwidth-sharing ad hoc network is established by steps comprises the borrower computer device scanning a plurality of potential lender computer devices, wherein the scanning comprises:
the borrower computer device requesting bandwidth-sharing information, including a data transfer rate provided by the respective one of the plurality of potential lender computer devices, from each of the plurality of potential lender computer devices;
sending, by the borrower computer device, a borrower/lender table to the plurality of potential lender computer devices requesting information regarding increasing the data transfer rate of the borrower computer device for communicating with the remote location;
receiving, by the borrower computer device, the borrower/lender table back from each of the plurality of potential lender computer devices; and
selecting, by the borrower computer device, the at least one lender computer device from the plurality of potential lender computer devices based on information regarding increasing the data rate of the borrower computer device in the borrower/lender table received back from each of the plurality of potential lender computer devices.

US Pat. No. 10,560,871

OPERATION PROCESSING METHOD AND DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. An operation processing method applied to a portable electronic device comprising a display and multiple application programs, the operation processing method comprising:obtaining and storing a traffic value by:
determining that an object of one the application programs is from another portable electronic device;
determining that the another portable electronic device does not send the traffic value;
enabling traffic statistics collection when the object is opened;
ending the traffic statistics collection when the object is completely loaded;
obtaining the traffic value when the object is completely loaded; and
storing the traffic value;
detecting a first operation to trigger sending the object of one of the application programs, wherein the object comprises a video file, an audio file, a picture, or a page that contains a link;
retrieving the traffic value for loading the object in response to the first operation, wherein the traffic value is determined based in part by the portable electronic device collecting traffic statistics associated with opening the object;
displaying the traffic value in an input box of a to-be-sent screen;
detecting a second operation to send the object and information comprising the traffic value; and
sending the object and the information in response to the second operation.

US Pat. No. 10,560,870

DEVICE AND METHOD OF HANDLING CELLULAR-WLAN AGGREGATION

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A communication device for handling a cellular-wireless local area network (cellular-WLAN) aggregation (CWA), comprising:a storage device, for storing instructions of:
establishing a radio resource control (RRC) connection to a cellular network;
receiving a first RRC message configuring a CWA fora radio bearer from the cellular network on the RRC connection;
enabling data handling for the radio bearer in response to the first RRC message;
communicating a plurality of packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) protocol data unit (PDUs) associated with the radio hearer with a WLAN according to the CWA, when the data handling for the radio bearer is enabled;
receiving an RRCConnectionRelease message or a MobilityFromEUTRACommand message on the RRC connection from the cellular network; and
disabling the data handling for the radio bearer and stopping performing data recovery for the radio bearer, in response to the RRCConnectionRelease message or the MobilityFromEUTRACommand message; and
a processing circuit, coupled to the storage device, configured to execute the instructions stored in the storage device,
wherein the data recovery comprises performing at least one retransmission of PDCP PDUs previously submitted to an re-established acknowledged mode (AM) radio link control (RLC) entity in an ascending order of COUNT values from the first PDCP PDU of the at least one retransmission of PDCP PDU for which the successful delivery is not confirmed by a lower layer.

US Pat. No. 10,560,869

METHOD AND DEVICE BY WHICH TERMINAL PERFORMS FREQUENCY MEASUREMENT

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a user equipment (UE) to perform frequency measurement in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a serving cell, a first priority of a first neighbor frequency and a second priority of a second neighbor frequency;
receiving, from the serving cell, a first distribution parameter and a second distribution parameter,
wherein the first distribution parameter includes a first redistribution factor related to the first neighbor frequency and does not include a list of specified cells related to the first neighbor frequency,
wherein the second distribution parameter includes a second redistribution factor related to the second neighbor frequency and a list of specified cells related to the second neighbor frequency, and
wherein the specified cells are configured by a network; and
based on the list of specified cells related to the second neighbor frequency included in the second distribution parameter, performing the frequency measurement for the second neighbor frequency including the list of specified cells related to the second neighbor frequency, regardless of quality of the serving cell,
wherein the frequency measurement for the first neighbor frequency is not performed based on the first distribution parameter not including the list of specified cells, and
wherein the first priority and the second priority are lower than or equal to a priority of a serving frequency to which the serving cell belongs.

US Pat. No. 10,560,868

TERMINAL-AIDED BACKHAUL COMPRESSION

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A method performed at a delegate wireless terminal in a wireless communication system using terminal aided backhaul compression, comprising:receiving, at the delegate wireless terminal, a message label from a network node, wherein the message label identifies a first message stored in a memory of the delegate wireless terminal, and wherein the delegate wireless terminal is a delegate for storing messages to be communicated from a transmitting network node to a receiving network node using backhaul compression;
identifying, at the delegate wireless terminal, based on the received message label, the first message stored in the memory of the delegate wireless terminal;
transmitting, at the delegate wireless terminal, the first message to an intended destination;
receiving, at the delegate wireless terminal, a second message from the network node;
in response to the second message corresponding to the message label, comparing, at the delegate wireless terminal, the second message to the first message;
in response to the second message being different from the first message, storing the second message in the memory with the message label, and deleting the first message from the memory; and
in response to the delegate wireless terminal being disconnected from the receiving network node, erasing one or more messages and message labels stored in the memory that correspond to messages and message labels stored in the network node.

US Pat. No. 10,560,867

REDUCING INTERMODULATION DISTORTION IN A RADIO FREQUENCY CIRCUIT

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. A radio frequency (RF) circuit comprising:a common node coupled to an antenna;
multiplexer circuitry coupled to the common node and comprising a first transmit filter, a second transmit filter, and a first receive filter, wherein:
the first transmit filter is configured to provide an RF uplink signal in a first uplink band to the common node in an uplink carrier aggregation (ULCA) mode;
the second transmit filter is configured to provide the RF uplink signal in a second uplink band to the common node in the ULCA mode;
the first receive filter is configured to receive an RF downlink signal in a first downlink band from the common node; and
at the common node, the RF uplink signal comprises an intermodulation distortion (IMD) product that falls within the first downlink band;
tunable reflection circuitry coupled to a ground;
a shunt path switch disposed between the first receive filter and the tunable reflection circuitry; and
control circuitry configured to control the shunt path switch to couple the first receive filter to the tunable reflection circuitry to form an IMD shunt path from the common node to the ground to attenuate the IMD product to the ground in the RF uplink signal in the ULCA mode.

US Pat. No. 10,560,866

METHOD OF HANDLING PACKET LOSSES IN TRANSMISSIONS BASED ON DASH STANDARD AND FLUTE PROTOCOL

EXPWAY, Paris (FR) INSTI...

1. A method of retrieving data, the method comprising:receiving, by a user device via a data transmission network, a file portion transmitted in accordance with a multicast protocol from a file delivery service linked to the data transmission network, the received file portion including data fragments that are independently processable, the receiving including receiving packets of symbols and generating each data fragment in the received file portion by (i) decoding the received packets of symbols, and (ii) when the received packets of symbols include repair symbols, processing transmission errors using the transmitted repair symbols;
receiving, by the user device, a file delivery table (FDT) from the file delivery service;
reading, by the user device, in the file delivery table, location information indicating locations of the data fragments in the received file portion; and
determining, by the user device, from the read location information, a corrupted data fragment present in the data fragments of the received file portion.

US Pat. No. 10,560,865

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ELECTRONIC NEWS GATHERING

Accelerated Media Technol...

1. An electronic news gathering system, comprising:at least one antenna configured to establish an air link with at least one base station;
a network modem configured to use the at least one antenna to communicate with the at least one base station;
at least one camera configured to output a video signal;
at least one encoder configured to process the video signal output by the at least one camera and generate a first stream of data packets representing the video signal;
a teleprompter configured to display information to a user;
an intercom configured to capture speech from the user and generate a second stream of data packets representing the captured speech; and
a network device configured to:
provide, to the network modem, the first stream of data packets generated by the at least one encoder and the second stream of data packets generated by the intercom, to be transmitted wirelessly to the at least one base station;
receive from the network modem information to be displayed to the user;
provide the information to be displayed to the user to the teleprompter;
receive from the network modem information indicative of at least one network condition; and
provide the information indicative of the at least one network condition to the at least one encoder,
wherein the at least one encoder is further configured to adjust, based on the information indicative of the at least one network condition, at least one parameter used in generating the first stream of data packets representing the video signal,
wherein the electronic news gathering system further comprises at least one network interface that is different from the network modem, wherein the network device is further configured to provide data packets to the at least one network interface for transmission, and
wherein the network device is configured to provide data packets to the at least one network interface via a bonded connection manager configured to aggregate bandwidth from multiple networks to emulate a single data pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,560,864

EVENT-DRIVEN NETWORK DEMAND FINDER OF A RADIO ACCESS NETWORK

1. A network device, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
facilitating a radio frequency scan within a defined geographical area, wherein the defined geographical area comprises a portion of a coverage area of an access point device;
based on a result of the radio frequency scan, identifying a group of user equipment that are located within the defined geographical area;
based on monitoring respective call activities of the group of user equipment, determining a quantity of the group of user equipment that have initiated an emergency service; and
in response to determining that the quantity of the group of user equipment that have initiated the emergency service exceeds a threshold quantity, facilitating a modification of a signal transmitted via an antenna of the access point device to increase network coverage in the defined geographical area.

US Pat. No. 10,560,862

INTERFERENCE-AWARE APPLICATIONS FOR CONNECTED VEHICLES

DENSO International Ameri...

1. A method comprising:receiving, using at least one processor that is configured to execute instructions stored in a nontransitory computer-readable medium, a first reporting signal from a vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication system, wherein the first reporting signal includes data indicating (i) a noise measurement of a communication channel, and (ii) a location associated with the noise measurement, the noise measurement being based on at least one of a packet error rate of the communication channel, a signal-to-noise ratio of the communication channel, and an arrival time of an incoming message on the communication channel;
determining, using the at least one processor, the location is associated with a noisy region in response to a value of the noise measurement exceeding a first threshold value;
generating, using the at least one processor, an entry based on the first reporting signal in response to the value of the noise measurement exceeding the first threshold value;
storing, using the at least one processor, the entry in a database, wherein:
the database includes a plurality of additional entries; and
each of the plurality of additional entries includes information based on a plurality of additional reporting signals; and
generating, using the at least one processor, an alert based on at least one of the entry and the plurality of additional entries, wherein the alert is configured to indicate a presence of noise at a location associated with the at least one of the entry and the plurality of additional entries.

US Pat. No. 10,560,861

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR MEASURING A CHANNEL QUALITY INDICATOR (CQI)

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. An integrated circuit for controlling a first cell communicating with a terminal that receives signals from the first cell to which the terminal belongs and from a second cell, the integrated circuit comprising:transmitting circuitry, which, in operation, controls transmission, to the terminal, of information indicating subframes that include a subframe in which no downlink data is transmitted by the second cell, and controls transmission, to the terminal, of a reference signal on the subframe in which no downlink data is transmitted by the second cell; and
receiving circuitry, which, in operation, controls reception of a Channel Quality Indicator (CQI), which the terminal measures using the reference signal, wherein the terminal measures a CQI for a subframe, in which the second cell causes no interference to the first cell to which the terminal belongs, based on said information.

US Pat. No. 10,560,860

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEASURING AND REPORTING UPLINK CHANNEL CONDITION

FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, I...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a transmission point, an initial configuration identifying a group of assessment devices;
determining, by the transmission point, a channel condition for each communications channel between one of the assessment devices and the transmission point; comparing, by the transmission point, each of the channel conditions with a first threshold;
transmitting, by the transmission point, a report to a network entity in response to at least one of the channel conditions meeting the first threshold; and
transmitting, by the transmission point, an uplink coordinated multiple point (CoMP) transmission to a group of uplink CoMP receiving devices grouped in accordance with the report, for multiple point reception and reconstruction of the uplink CoMP transmission, the group of assessment devices having a different membership than the group of uplink CoMP receiving devices.

US Pat. No. 10,560,859

CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION MEASUREMENT METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting a channel quality indicator (CQI) report by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving, by the UE, configuration information indicating resources for a channel state information (CSI) measurement;
receiving, by the UE, signaling information indicating that a base station occupies a carrier on an unlicensed band in at least one subframe, from the base station;
identifying, by the UE, at least one subframe in which the base station occupies the carrier on the unlicensed band, based on the signaling information;
generating a CQI report based on measurement results at the at least one identified subframe, while excluding a measurement result of at least one subframe in which the base station does not occupy a carrier on the unlicensed band; and
transmitting the CQI report to the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,560,858

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING MEASUREMENT FOR DISCOVERY REFERENCE SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method performed by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:performing measurement on a serving cell based on both a cell-specific reference signal (CRS) and a discovery reference signal (DRS);
performing measurement on a neighbor cell based on both the CRS and the DRS;
receiving a first reference signal (RS) indicator from a network, wherein the first RS indicator indicates one of a measurement result based on CRS of the serving cell and a measurement result based on DRS of the serving cell;
receiving a second RS indicator from the network, wherein the second RS indicator indicates one of a measurement result based on CRS of the neighbor cell and a measurement result based on DRS of the neighbor cell;
determining whether a measurement report triggering event is satisfied or not, by comparing the measurement result of the serving cell indicated by the first RS indicator and the measurement result of the neighbor cell indicated by the second RS indicator; and
triggering a measurement report when the measurement report triggering event is satisfied.

US Pat. No. 10,560,857

RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, RADIO TERMINAL, RADIO NETWORK, RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD AND PROGRAM

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A method for a radio terminal communicating with a radio network, the method comprising:detecting radio link failure;
storing radio link failure related information that includes:
(a) measurement results related to the radio link failure, and
(b) location information; and
transmitting to the radio network, without reception by the radio terminal of a report request for requesting a report of the radio link failure related information, radio link failure status information indicating that the radio terminal has the radio link failure related information, wherein the radio link failure status information does not include the radio link failure related information.

US Pat. No. 10,560,856

PHASE SHIFTER, ANTENNA, AND BASE STATION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A phase shifter, comprising:a feed unit,
at least one tapping element,
at least one conductor section, and
a ground element,
wherein the feed unit is electrically connected to a first tapping element of the at least one tapping element, and the at least one tapping element is electrically connected in sequence;
wherein the at least one conductor section is at least one concentric curved conductor section; each tapping element is electrically connected to one conductor section; and each tapping element is shifted, by using a circle center of the at least one conductor section as a rotation axis, along the conductor section connected to each tapping element, for changing a phase of a signal of an input port passing through the conductor section connected to each tapping element, and outputting the signal at an output port of the conductor section connected to each tapping element; and
wherein when each tapping element is shifted by a preset angle from the output port of the conductor section connected to each tapping element as a start position, one tapping element is electrically connected to the ground element, so that:
a signal transmitted by the tapping element is reflected to an input port of the feed unit, and
a standing wave is generated by the signal of the input port.

US Pat. No. 10,560,855

OPTIMIZING PERFORMANCE BETWEEN A WIRELESS DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM (WDS) AND A MACRO NETWORK(S)

Corning Optical Communica...

1. A method for optimizing performance of a macro network communicatively coupled to a wireless distribution system (WDS), comprising:receiving a WDS performance report from the WDS;
analyzing the WDS performance report to determine at least one performance indicator between the WDS and the macro network;
reconfiguring one or more macro network elements to optimize performance between the WDS and the macro network based on the at least one performance indicator between the WDS and the macro network;
analyzing the WDS performance report from the WDS to determine if the at least one performance indicator indicates that radio frequency (RF) interference exists between the WDS and the macro network;
reconfiguring the one or more macro network elements to reduce the RF interference that is determined to exist between the WDS and the macro network based on the detected RF interference between the WDS and the macro network;
determining if the RF interference determined to exist between the WDS and the macro network is caused by at least one outdoor base station; and
reconfiguring the at least one outdoor base station in the macro network to reduce the RF interference between the WDS and the macro network if the RF interference is determined to exist between the WDS and the macro network is caused by the at least one outdoor base station.

US Pat. No. 10,560,854

OPTIMIZING PERFORMANCE BETWEEN A WIRELESS DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM (WDS) AND A MACRO NETWORK(S)

Corning Optical Communica...

1. A macro network optimization system for optimizing performance in a macro network communicatively coupled to a wireless distribution system (WDS), the macro network optimization system configured to:receive a WDS performance report from the WDS;
analyze the WDS performance report to determine at least one performance indicator between the WDS and the macro network; and
reconfigure one or more macro network elements to optimize the performance between the WDS and the macro network based on the at least one performance indicator determined between the WDS and the macro network.

US Pat. No. 10,560,853

CONFIGURING CAPTIVE PORTALS WITH A CLOUD SERVICE

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A system for provisioning a captive portal associated with a network access point (NAP), said system comprising:a processor programmed to:
receive configuration settings for the captive portal from a first user, the configuration settings including a plurality of application identifiers, wherein each of the plurality of application identifiers identify an application that is allowed access through the captive portal without authentication of a mobile device or user; and
process the received configuration settings to:
generate configuration data for configuring the NAP;
enable the captive portal to provide access to a network;
receiving a request from a second user to access a first application through the captive portal, the first application comprising a first application identifier from the plurality of application identifiers;
enabling the second user to access the first application through the captive portal without authenticating the second user or a computing device of the second user based at least on the first application identifier;
receiving a request from the second user to access a second application through the captive portal; and
based at least one the second application not including an identifier from the plurality of identifiers, sending a request to authenticate the second user or the computing device of the second user prior to enabling the second user to access the second application through the captive portal.

US Pat. No. 10,560,852

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION AND DOWNLINK INTER-FREQUENCY AND INTER-RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGY MEASUREMENTS IN CELL_FACH STATE

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method to determine a measurement action associated with a CELL_FACH state by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), the method comprising:determining whether DRX operation is configured in a CELL_FACH state;
performing, via the wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), at least one of an inter-frequency measurement or an inter-RAT measurement in accordance with a first measurement time when it is determined that DRX operation is configured; and
performing, via the wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), at least one of an inter-frequency measurement or an inter-RAT measurement in accordance with a second measurement time when it is determined that DRX operation is not configured.

US Pat. No. 10,560,851

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UPLINK BEAM MANAGEMENT IN NEXT GENERATION WIRELESS SYSTEMS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A user equipment (UE) for beam management in a wireless communication system, the UE comprising:a transceiver configured to receive, from a base station (BS), a downlink message comprising configuration information that includes a direction of transmit (Tx) beam and a pattern of a beam sweeping of a set of Tx beams for sounding reference signals (SRSs); and
at least one processor configured to determine information comprising the direction of the Tx beam and the pattern of the beam sweeping of the set of Tx beams for the SRSs,
wherein the transceiver is further configured to transmit, to the BS, an uplink message including a number of the SRSs for the beam management with the set of Tx beams in accordance with the configuration information.

US Pat. No. 10,560,850

COEXISTENCE MANAGEMENT VIA SCHEDULING

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A method for managing co-existence, the method comprising:scheduling, for a first access point, a first transmission to a user device in a shared frequency band using a first radio access technology (RAT), the first transmission scheduled to avoid an overlap with a second transmission from a second access point using a second RAT in the shared frequency band, the first transmission scheduled according to information from the second access point regarding operation in the shared frequency band using the second RAT, wherein the first RAT comprises one of a wireless local area network (WLAN) RAT or a long term evolution (LTE) based RAT, and the second RAT comprises the other one of the WLAN RAT or the LTE based RAT;
receiving, by the first access point, updated information regarding operation in the shared frequency band using the second RAT, without the second access point being aware that the first access point is receiving the updated information;
determining, using the updated information, an updated schedule of the first transmission using the first RAT for the first access point; and
initiating, by the first access point according to the updated schedule, the first transmission in the shared frequency band using the first RAT.

US Pat. No. 10,560,849

CELL CLUSTERING BASED CONFIGURATION OF FLEXIBLE TIME DIVISION DUPLEX COMMUNICATION

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a memory, and
a processor configured to define, for a subject cell of a cellular communication system, an uplink-downlink configuration for time division duplex (TDD) communication out of a set of predefined uplink-downlink configurations with flexible subframe patterns for flexible TDD communication, wherein
the processor defines the uplink-downlink configuration based on a first desired uplink-downlink configuration in the subject cell, and a second desired uplink-downlink configuration in a neighboring cell of the cellular communication system, the neighboring cell and the subject cell belonging to a same cell cluster of the cellular communication system, and
to define the uplink-downlink configuration, the processor is configured to:
calculate a characteristic value based on parameter values of the first desired uplink-downlink configuration and the second desired uplink-downlink configuration; and
select, from the set of predefined uplink-downlink configurations, a particular uplink-downlink configuration that has a parameter value closest to the calculated characteristic value, as the uplink-downlink configuration for the subject cell.

US Pat. No. 10,560,848

COMMUNICATION METHOD AND RELATED APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A communication method, comprising:receiving, by a terminal device, an access stratum (AS) security mode command (SMC) from a base station;
after receiving the AS SMC, generating, by the terminal device, a signaling plane encryption protection key, a signaling plane integrity protection key, a user plane encryption protection key, and a user plane integrity protection key;
enabling, by the terminal device, signaling plane protection using the signaling plane encryption protection key and the signaling plane integrity protection key;
receiving, by the terminal device, a Radio Resource Control (RRC) reconfiguration message from the base station; and
enabling, by the terminal device, user plane integrity protection for a protocol data unit (PDU) session using the user plane integrity protection key when the RRC reconfiguration message includes integrity protection indication information, wherein the integrity protection indication information is configured to instruct enabling the user plane integrity protection.

US Pat. No. 10,560,847

MOBILE TERMINAL, LOCK STATE CONTROL PROGRAM FOR MOBILE TERMINAL, AND A METHOD FOR CONTROLLING LOCK STATE OF MOBILE TERMINAL

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A mobile electronic device that can set and release a lock state, the device comprising:a display operable to display a first screen in a lock state, the first screen comprising a first display object;
a touch panel coupled to the display, and operable to detect a touch on the first screen, a move of the touch and a release of the touch;
at least one controller configured to cause the display to display the first display object based on one or more graphical elements, operable to:
move the first display object in a moving direction of the touch on the first screen and change at least one of the one or more graphical elements in response to detecting the move of the touch on the first screen;
delete the first display object from the first screen in response to a further detecting of the move of the touch after moving the first display object and changing the at least one of the one or more graphical elements; and
release the lock state after deleting the first display object.

US Pat. No. 10,560,846

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTHENTICATING A NETWORK ENTITY USING UNLICENSED WIRELESS SPECTRUM

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. An apparatus comprising:an unlicensed wireless spectrum access point control circuit configured to:
receive an indication of authentication from a first network entity within a cellular system via a trusted internal interface of the first network entity, the indication of authentication being associated with a second network entity and includes at least a first identifier comprising a medium access control (MAC) address of the second network entity, wherein the MAC address is sent by the second network entity to the first network entity in an encrypted Radio Resource Control message;
in response to receiving the indication of authentication, determine that the second network entity has been authenticated with the cellular system based on the indication of authentication;
in response to determining that the second network entity has been authenticated with the cellular system, enable user plane traffic carried on the unlicensed wireless spectrum access point control circuit to be transferred to the first network entity, and disable a first encryption or a first integrity protection mechanism utilized by the access point control circuit for user plane traffic associated with the second network entity while maintaining a second encryption or a second integrity protection mechanism utilized by the first network entity;
receive first data from the second network entity over the unlicensed wireless spectrum, wherein the first data includes a second identifier comprising a MAC address;
determine whether the first identifier is same as the second identifier;
enable further data exchange between the first network entity and the second network entity based on the determination that the first identifier is the same as the second identifier; and
refrain from transmitting further data to the first network entity upon determining that the first identifier is not the same as the second identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,560,845

USING A CHANGE IN INFORMATION AND CELLULAR ACCOUNT ATTRIBUTES ASSOCIATED WITH A MOBILE DEVICE NETWORK ID AS RISK INDICATORS IN MOBILE NETWORK-BASED AUTHENTICATION

ZUMIGO, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A computer-implemented method of authorizing a user activity based on a mobile device on which a network identification (ID) has been activated, the method comprising:receiving a request from a computing device to establish a restricted-access account on an application server, wherein the request references the network ID;
determining a risk score based on a first risk indicator for the network ID and a second risk indicator for the network ID, wherein the first risk indicator is based on whether or not there is a change of information associated with the network ID during a predetermined time interval and the second risk indicator is based on at least one attribute of a cellular account that is currently associated with the network ID; and
upon determining that the risk score is below a threshold, establishing the restricted-access account on the application server,
wherein the application server is configured to employ the network ID as an authentication factor for subsequent access to the restricted-access account.

US Pat. No. 10,560,844

AUTHENTICATION OF USERS FOR SECURING REMOTE CONTROLLED DEVICES

International Business Ma...

1. A system, comprising:a processing circuit; and
logic integrated with the processing circuit, executable by the processing circuit, or integrated with and executable by the processing circuit, the logic being configured to cause the processing circuit to:
limit functionality of a remote controlled device during a first period of time where a user of the remote controlled device is not authenticated, including:
setting a rotations per minute (RPM) limiter on one or more propellers of the remote controlled device,
disabling one or more cameras of the remote controlled device, and
disabling audio recording and transmission of the remote controlled device;
receive, from a separate authentication device, identity information of the user of the remote controlled device and information of the remote controlled device via an authentication process, wherein the identity information establishes an identity of the user and the remote controlled device, and includes a unique code provided to the user by an authorizing agency of the remote controlled device as well as a registration number for the remote controlled device;
authenticate the user prior to allowing full functionality of the remote controlled device, including:
communicating with a database that includes records of authorized users for the remote controlled device,
comparing the identity information of the user with the records of the database, and
verifying the identity of the user, based on the comparing;
send an indication of the identity of the user to the remote controlled device;
provide full functionality of the remote controlled device to the user during a second period of time in response to the authenticating;
maintain a wireless link to the separate authentication device during operation of the remote controlled device;
detect a disruption in the wireless link for greater than a predetermined amount of time during the operation of the remote controlled device; and
restrict the functionality of the remote controlled device, in response to detecting the disruption, including terminating a provision of operation commands to the remote controlled device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,843

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SUPPORTING SECURITY AND INFORMATION FOR PROXIMITY BASED SERVICE IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM ENVIRONMENT

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A security communication method for user equipment (UE) for proximity based services (prose), the security communication method comprising:transmitting, to a prose function, a first message including a public key of the UE and a prose function identification (ID);
receiving, from the prose function, a prose authentication token in response to the first message;
transmitting, to the prose function, a second message including a value determined based on the prose authentication token;
receiving, from the prose function, a third message including a prose group key (PGK), a PGK ID, and a prose public land mobile network (PLMN) list;
generating a prose traffic key (PTK) based on the PGK and a PTK ID;
deriving a prose encryption key (PEK) based on the PTK;
receiving, from the prose function, a public key of another UE communicating with the UE; and
performing a device-to-device (D2D) communication by encrypting data based on the PEK and using the public key of the other UE.

US Pat. No. 10,560,842

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMBINED NETWORK-SIDE AND OFF-AIR MONITORING OF WIRELESS NETWORKS

VERINT SYSTEMS LTD., Her...

1. A method for network monitoring, comprising:obtaining, by a monitoring system, first sets of authentication parameters exchanged between wireless communication terminals and a wireless network, by monitoring an air interface between the terminals and the wireless network using a radio network interface, wherein the first sets of authentication parameters comprise Temporary Mobile Station Identities (TMSIs) of the wireless communication terminals that are active at a given geographic area;
obtaining, by the monitoring system, second sets of authentication parameters exchanged between the terminals and the network, by monitoring at least one wired interface between network-side elements of the wireless network using a core network interface, wherein the radio network interface and the core network interface are geographically separate, wherein the second sets of authentication parameters comprise International Mobile Station Identities (IMSIs);
establishing, by the monitoring system, one or more correlations between the first sets and the second sets, wherein the one or more correlations comprise the TMSIs of the wireless communication terminals correspond with given ones of the IMSIs;
determining, by the monitoring system, a type of application associated with a wireless terminal of the wireless terminals based on the established one or more correlations between the first sets and the second sets; and
providing a quality of service to the wireless terminal of the wireless terminals according to the determined type of application.

US Pat. No. 10,560,841

FACILITATING ANONYMIZED COMMUNICATION SESSIONS

Twilio Inc., San Francis...

1. A method comprising:providing, by an anonymized communication platform, an Application Programming Interface (API) to an online service, the online service incorporating the API into a client-side application provided by the online service to users of the online service, the API incorporated into the client-side application providing the users of the online service to initiate anonymized communication sessions facilitated by the anonymized communication platform as part of the online service, the online service being a separate entity from the anonymized communication platform;
receiving, at the anonymized communication platform, a request from a first client device that is executing the client-application provided by the online service, the request being to initiate an anonymized communication session between the first client device and a second client device as part of the online service, the first client device being associated with a first user of the online service and the second client device being associated with a second user of the online service, the API of the anonymized communication platform that is incorporated into the client-side application causing the client device to transmit the request to the anonymized communication platform;
in response to receiving the request, selecting, from a set of available proxy contact identifiers, a first proxy contact identifier for the first user, the first proxy contact identifier enabling communication with the anonymized communication platform;
generating an anonymized communication record for the anonymized communication session between the first client device and the second client device, the anonymized communication record indicating that the first proxy contact identifier is assigned to the first contact identifier for the first client device; and
causing the first proxy contact identifier to be provided to the second client device associated with the second user, the first proxy contact identifier enabling the second client device to communicate with the first client device during the anonymized communication session.

US Pat. No. 10,560,840

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING DYNAMIC, ADAPTIVE AND COMPOSITE PRIVACY AND SECURITY FOR IOT COMMUNICATION

Wipro Limited, Bangalore...

1. A method for dynamically adapting privacy and security for Internet of Things (IoT) communication, the method comprising:handling, by an Interconnect Gateway (ICG) of a Communicating Local Entity (CLE), a communication request received from a Communicating Remote Entity (CRE) by determining communication requirement, based on ICG communication-policy;
performing, by the ICG and an IoT Gateway (IoTGW), a pre-engagement communication between the CRE and the CLE for exchange of information upon determining the communication requirement, wherein the IoTGW is communicatively coupled to each of the ICG and the CLE;
maintaining, by the ICG and the IoTGW, the pre-engagement communication during the exchange of information between the CRE and the CLE;
establishing, by the ICG and the IoTGW, an engagement communication between the CRE and the CLE, wherein the IoTGW establishes the engagement communication when an interest level during the exchange of information is greater than a predefined interest level;
maintaining, by the ICG and the IoTGW, the engagement communication to identify one or more privacy and security related events during the exchange of communication and to identify one or more actions to handle the one or more privacy and security related events; and
terminating, by the ICG and the IoTGW, the engagement communication when at least one of actions are undertaken on the one or more privacy and security related events or upon completion of the engagement communication.

US Pat. No. 10,560,839

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MOBILE ALIAS IDENTIFICATION

Polaris Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A method for comparing the location of a first mobile to the location of a second mobile comprising:for a time interval, determining instances when a first mobile and a second mobile share a common location;
assigning a confidence factor to a first instance of the first mobile and the second mobile sharing the common location;
adding the confidence factor to a comparison score;
for each successive instance of the first mobile and the second mobile sharing the common location, reducing the confidence factor;
adding the reduced confidence factor to the comparison score;
calculating a comparison score total for the second mobile; and
establishing a comparison score threshold for inferring the second mobile is an alias of the first mobile and inferring the second mobile is an alias of the first mobile when the comparison score exceeds the threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,560,838

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DELETING UE INFORMATION BY SINGLE BASE STATION

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for deleting, by a mobility management entity (MME) of a local evolved packet core (EPC), user equipment (UE) information in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a UE information delete request message from a normal base station (BS); and
deleting UE information on all UEs in an area of the normal BS,
wherein the local EPC is comprised in an isolated BS, the MME is comprised in the local EPC, and the normal BS comprises no local EPC.

US Pat. No. 10,560,837

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING STANDALONE LOCAL GATEWAY SERVICE FOR DUAL CONNECTIVITY IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method performed by a first evolved NodeB (eNB) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, by the first eNB to a second eNB, a secondary eNB (SeNB) addition request message including a local home network identity (LHN ID) of the first eNB,
wherein the LHN ID of the first eNB identifies a local home network to which the first eNB belongs, and
wherein the SeNB addition request message informs that the first eNB is connected to a stand-alone local gateway (L-GW) related to a local network;
receiving, by the first eNB from the second eNB, a response message indicating whether a SeNB addition request is accepted or rejected,
wherein the response message indicates the SeNB addition request is accepted when the LHN ID of the first eNB is the same as a LHN ID of the second eNB,
wherein the response message indicates the SeNB addition request is rejected when the LHN ID of the first eNB is not the same as the LHN ID of the second eNB,
wherein the LHN ID of the first eNB is the same as the LHN ID of the second eNB when the second eNB is connected to the L-GW to which the first eNB is connected,
wherein the LHN ID of the second eNB is included in the response message, and
wherein the LHN ID of the second eNB identifies a local home network to which the second eNB belongs;
transmitting, by the first eNB to a mobility management entity (MME), an E-UTRAN radio access bearer (E-RAB) modification indication message including the LHN ID of the second eNB, when the response message indicates the SeNB addition request message is accepted;
receiving, by the first eNB from the MME, an E-RAB modification confirmation message including a list of modified E-RABs and a list of failed E-RABs; and
keeping, by the first eNB, connection with the second eNB,
wherein the first eNB is a master eNB (MeNB) in dual connectivity and the second eNB is a SeNB in dual connectivity, and
wherein the stand-alone L-GW is co-located with a serving gateway (S-GW).

US Pat. No. 10,560,836

COMMUNICATION METHOD, MOBILE NETWORK SYSTEM AND DEVICE

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A mobile terminal comprising:a receiver configured to receive a paging from a mobility management node in a network upon reception of packet data using a specific resource by a control node in the network, the control node detecting that the mobility management node has restarted by GTP (GPRS Tunneling Protocol) echo and maintaining the specific resource among bearers set between the control node and a gateway node, the specific resource being eligible for network initiated service restoration; and
a transmitter configured to send an attach request to the mobility management node for re-attaching to the network upon reception of the paging.

US Pat. No. 10,560,835

LIGHTING SYSTEM, SETTING DEVICE, AND PAIRING METHOD FOR LIGHTING SYSTEM

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A lighting system, comprising:a plurality of luminaires;
a wireless controller that wirelessly communicates with the plurality of luminaires; and
a setting device that wirelessly communicates with the plurality of luminaires,
wherein the plurality of luminaires have mutually different addresses,
the setting device includes:
a communication unit configured to transmit an address request signal to the plurality of luminaires at a first transmission power level and receiving one or more addresses from one or more of the plurality of luminaires; and
a control unit configured to determine whether a total number of the one or more addresses transmitted from the one or more of the plurality of luminaires in response to the address request signal is within a target range which is stored in advance in the setting device, the target range being used for determining whether a paring operation is performed or not for the one or more of the plurality of luminaires which transmitted the one or more addresses, and
the control unit is configured to:
instruct the communication unit to transmit a new address request signal at a second transmission power level different from the first transmission power level when the total number of the one or more addresses is outside the target range, and
execute pairing between the wireless controller and the one or more of the plurality of luminaires that responded to the address request signal when the total number of the one or more addresses is within the target range.

US Pat. No. 10,560,834

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DIFFERENTIAL PEAK SIGNALING

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method comprising:transmitting, by a first device to a second device, a signaling message including signature information identifying the first device, the signaling message transmitted by energizing a first subcarrier in a first time slot and energizing a second subcarrier in a second time slot, the signature information encoded based on a frequency difference between the first subcarrier and the second subcarrier.

US Pat. No. 10,560,833

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR EXCHANGING FRAMES FOR PROXY SERVICE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of receiving a frame for attribute information by a first neighbor awareness networking (NAN) terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, to a second NAN terminal, a first frame for requesting a service; and
receiving, from the second NAN terminal, a second frame for first attribute information related to the requested service,
wherein a generic advertisement service (GAS) frame is used for proxy service and a service discovery frame is used for services other than the proxy service,
wherein when the first frame is the GAS frame, the first attribute information includes information on the proxy service,
wherein when the first frame is the service discovery frame:
the first attribute information includes information on a service configured based on a first field value of the first frame, and
the first frame includes information that the service discovery frame is used for the services other than the proxy service.

US Pat. No. 10,560,832

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INTERWORKING BETWEEN DEVICES FOR SHORT-RANGE COMMUNICATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A second device comprising:an interface unit; and
a controller electrically coupled with the interface unit and configured to:
control the interface unit to receive interworking information regarding a first device from a server;
discover interoperable devices;
identify an interworking history generated based on the interworking information; and
display the first device and the interworking history, on a list of interoperable devices,
wherein the interworking history indicates previous interworking between the first device and a third device having a same account as the first device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,831

PROVIDING ASSISTANCE IN AN EMERGENCY

Noonlight, Inc., St. Lou...

1. A non-transitory machine-readable storage medium of a mobile user device having stored thereon machine-readable computer program instructions for an emergency alarm application, said program instructions causing the machine to perform the steps of:displaying on a display of said mobile user device a user interface comprising a touch-operable control;
in response to a user touching said touch-operable control, sending to an alarm server over a telecommunications network a data structure including:
an indication of a previously stored user profile data record for said user, said previously stored user profile data record including a phone number for said mobile user device;
an indication that said emergency alarm application is armed; and
a geographic location of said mobile user device;while said user continues to touch said touch-operable control, transmitting to said alarm server at regular intervals an updated geographic location of said mobile user device;only upon said user discontinuing to touch said touch-operable control, displaying on said display an interface for entering a password;
in response to said password being entered correctly within a predetermined amount of time, transmitting to said alarm server an updated geographic location of said mobile user device and an indication that said emergency alarm application is disarmed and there is no emergency condition for said user; and
in response to said password not being entered correctly within a predetermined amount of time:
transmitting to said alarm server an updated geographic location of said mobile user device and an indication of an emergency condition for said user;
receiving a text message requesting confirmation of an emergency;
receiving a voice call requesting confirmation of an emergency; and
receiving an indication that a first responder has been dispatched to a location, said location being determined based on said updated geographic location of said mobile user device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,830

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A wireless communication terminal comprising:data storage that stores data;
a memory that stores instructions; and
at least one first processor and at least one second processor each coupled to the memory, the at least one first processor being operative with the instructions in order to:
perform short-range wireless communication mutually with another wireless communication terminal within a range of the short-range wireless communication,
the at least on second processor being operative with the instructions in order to
perform synchronization of the data by communicating the data stored in the data storage with the another wireless communication terminal by the short-range wireless communication, wherein
the at least one first processor is operative with the instructions further in order to:
perform activation of an activation target structure including the at least one second processor in the same period of time as an activation of another activation target structure included in the another wireless communication terminal, the activation being a change of a state of the activation target structure from a non-activated state to an activated state, the non-activated state being a state where operations are performed with less power in comparison with the activated state or a state where power is not supplied, the activated state being a state where the synchronization is capable of being performed; and cause the activation target structure to operate so as to synchronize the data, and wherein
the at least one first processor is operative to perform, at a timing when the data stored in the data storage is changed, the activation of the activation target structure included in the wireless communication terminal in the same period of time as an activation of the another activation target structure included in the another wireless communication terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,560,829

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION FOR ANGLE OF ARRIVAL DETERMINATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication by a wireless device, the method comprising:generating, by the wireless device, a protocol data unit (PDU) header of an angle of arrival (AoA) packet, wherein the PDU header includes a reserved for future use (RFU) field and is compliant with Bluetooth version 4.0, 4.1 or 4.2;
generating, by the wireless device, a PDU payload of the AoA packet corresponding to the PDU header, wherein generating the PDU payload includes:
inserting a supplemental field into the PDU payload to enable another wireless device to determine an angle of arrival of the AoA packet, the supplemental field comprising only a string of bits with identical logic states configured to generate a continuous waveform, and inserting a cyclic redundancy check (CRC) field into the PDU payload, the CRC field corresponding to a CRC of at least the supplemental field;
modifying the PDU header by replacing one or more reserved bits of the RFU field to indicate that the PDU payload includes the supplemental field; and transmitting the AoA packet with a single antenna of the wireless device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,828

OPTIMIZED SHORT MESSAGE TRANSPORT

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, at a user equipment (UE), from a network, an indication indicating that the network supports optimized short message transport, wherein optimized short message transport comprises transmitting data in short messages using a registration procedure; and
transmitting, from the UE, a request message to register with the network, wherein the request message indicates that the request message is for cellular Internet of Things (CIoT) data transmission, and the request message includes a data message container.

US Pat. No. 10,560,827

METHODS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING A BROADCAST SIGNAL COMPRISING A PILOT SIGNAL AND AN INFORMATION SIGNAL

SIGFOX, Labege (FR)

1. A method for transmitting a broadcast signal, using an access network, to a plurality of terminals of a bidirectional wireless communication system, comprising steps of:forming an information signal SI1 from broadcast information destined for said plurality of terminals;
forming a pilot signal SP;
transmitting a broadcast signal comprising the information signal SI1 and the pilot signal SP, the information signal SI1 and the pilot signal SP are transmitted on different respective center frequencies having a predetermined frequency gap ?F1;
transmitting another information signal SI2 on a center frequency having a predetermined frequency gap ?F2 with respect to the center frequency of the pilot signal SP, the predetermined frequency gap ?F2 being different from the predetermined frequency gap ?F1; and
wherein the respective center frequencies of the pilot signal SP and of each information signal vary over time, each frequency gap between the center frequency of the pilot signal SP and the center frequency of said each information signal is constant over time.

US Pat. No. 10,560,826

TERMINAL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a transceiver;
a memory configured to store an application; and
at least one processor configured to,
in response to receiving a streaming request from an external device:
control the transceiver to stream image data generated according to an execution of the application, and
transmit, to the external device, information for receiving an installation file of the application from a server.

US Pat. No. 10,560,825

DIGITAL INTERCOM SYSTEM HAVING MULTIPLE MASTER STATIONS

David Clark Company Incor...

1. A digital intercom system comprising:a first master station having hardware and software configured to allow duplex communication between a first plurality of communication devices, the software further configured to run a plurality of first settings for directing communication between the first plurality of communication devices; and
a second master station having hardware and software configured to allow duplex communication between a second plurality of communication devices, the software further configured to run a plurality of second settings for directing communication between the second plurality of communication devices,
wherein:
the first master station and the second master station are configured to allow duplex communication between the first plurality of communication devices and the second plurality of communication devices;
the first and second settings include a plurality of inter-master channels defining parameters for communication between the first plurality of communication devices and the second plurality of communication devices;
the first master station is configured to modify the first settings based on input entered into a first browser based program run on a first input/output (I/O) device by a user; and
the second master station is configured to modify the second settings based on input entered into a second browser based program run on a second I/O device by the user.

US Pat. No. 10,560,824

EARLY NOTIFICATION OF DRIVING STATUS TO A MOBILE DEVICE

Allstate Insurance Compan...

1. A mobile device configured to detect a driving status of a person, the mobile device comprising:a native address book stored in a memory of the mobile device; and
a software application stored in the memory that, when executed by a processor of the mobile device, causes the mobile device to:
request permission of the person to allow access to location, motion, notification services, and a list of contacts in a mobile device of the person;
detect driving indicators of the person;
transmit driving indicators to a server to determine if the person is driving; and
notify the driving status of the person to mobile devices of connected contacts; and
transform data records in the native address books with the driving status of the contact associated with the person by inserting a Unicode character in the data records of the native address books;
wherein transforming of data records in the native address books transform a third party application to display on a screen of the mobile devices the driving status alongside a contact name of the contact when the third party application is subsequently executed.

US Pat. No. 10,560,823

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE

Allstate Insurance Compan...

1. A method, comprising:obtaining vehicle state data describing an operational state of a vehicle using a mobile device, where the mobile device comprises a processor and a memory in communication with the processor;
determining vehicle location data using the mobile device, where the vehicle location data describes the location of the vehicle;
obtaining vehicle status data using the mobile device, wherein:
the mobile device comprises a microphone; and
the vehicle status data comprises audio data captured using the microphone and indicating a hazard signal within the vehicle having been activated;
generating a vehicle event based on the vehicle state data, the vehicle location data, and the vehicle status data;
obtaining notification data using the mobile device; and
displaying the notification data using the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,822

COMMUNICATION DEVICE FOR COMMUNICATION IN A CAR-TO-X COMMUNICATION NETWORK

1. A communication device for communication in a car-to-X communication network, comprising:a transceiver device, which is configured to:
emit a first message to a further communication device via the car-to-X communication network, and
receive a second message from the further communication device; and
a processing device, which is configured to:
compare the second message to the first message to identify whether the second message contains a version of the first message, and
confirm that the further communication device has received the first message when the comparison indicates that the second message contains the version of the first message.

US Pat. No. 10,560,821

ASSOCIATING EXTERNAL DEVICES TO VEHICLES AND USAGE OF SAID ASSOCIATION

ANAGOG LTD., Ramot Meir ...

1. A method comprising:obtaining information from a plurality of mobile devices, wherein the information is gathered by sensors of the plurality of mobile devices, while the plurality of mobile devices are connected to an external device; and
automatically determining, based on the information, that the external device is uniquely and persistently associated with a vehicle, wherein said automatically determining is performed by a processor, wherein said automatically determining is performed without prior knowledge about the external device being related to the vehicle;
whereby enabling a mobile device to automatically determine that the mobile device is located on the vehicle, based on the mobile device being connected to the external device and based on the association between the external device and the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,560,820

REMOTELY CONTROLLING ASPECTS OF POOLS AND SPAS

Zodiac Pool Systems LLC, ...

3. A method of controlling pool or spa equipment installed at a site, comprising:a. wirelessly transmitting signals from a networking device present at the site;
b. receiving, at a receiving device, the signals wirelessly transmitted by the networking device;
c. receiving user input at the receiving device causing the receiving device to communicate wirelessly with the networking device;
d. thereafter wirelessly transmitting, from the networking device to the receiving device, a first service set identifier (SSID) of a first Wi-Fi network and a second SSID of a second Wi-Fi network with both of which the networking device is capable of communicating wirelessly;
e. displaying on the receiving device information about the first and second SSIDs wirelessly transmitted by the networking device;
f. receiving user input at the receiving device, including receiving a user's selection of the first Wi-Fi network or the second Wi-Fi network, and causing the networking device to communicate wirelessly with the first or second Wi-Fi network as selected by the user; and
g. controlling pool or spa equipment via the networking device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,819

LOCATION BASED SERVICES FOR RFID AND SENSOR NETWORKS

Mojix, Inc., Los Angeles...

1. A method for generating sensor tag locations expressed in a three-dimension global coordinate system from sensor tag locations expressed in three-dimensional local coordinate systems of mobile readers that read each tag and for updating the paths of each mobile reader, the method comprising:receiving sensor data from one or more mobile reader agents;
receiving tag location data that describes the location of one or more sensor tags expressed in local coordinates of a subspace of the mobile reader agent that read the sensor tag;
converting the tag location data into a global coordinate system that is common to all mobile reader agents; and
updating one or more paths of one or more of the one or more mobile reader agents to increase the coverage of reading tags in the subspace of the mobile reader agent, wherein updating the one or more paths of one or more of the one or more mobile reader agents to increase the coverage of reading tags in the subspace of the mobile reader agent comprises computing a path for the mobile reader agent around obstacles that are expressed in the form: ?obsi={??X|Ai(?i)?0?Ø}and ?obsij={??X|Ai(?i)?Aj(?j)?Ø} where

US Pat. No. 10,560,818

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING CHARGING IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a packet data network gateway (PGW) in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:identifying a charging rule configured by a sponsor coupon exchanged between a service provider and a network operator for supporting a sponsor service, wherein the sponsor coupon is used for the network operator to charge the service provider for the sponsor service;
identifying data usage information associated with the sponsor service for a terminal based on the charging rule;
determining whether the data usage information reaches a threshold based on a usage data record of the sponsor coupon, the data usage information including at least one of usage amount of sponsored data according to the sponsor service, remaining amount of the sponsored data, usage time of the sponsored data, or remaining time of the sponsored data;
generating a notification message including the data usage information if the data usage information reaches the threshold; and
transmitting the notification message to a policy and charging rules function (PCRF) entity.

US Pat. No. 10,560,817

VARIABLE VOLUME DATA TRANSMISSION IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION NETWORK

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A method for transmitting data from a mobile communication network to a mobile terminal, the method comprising the following acts, implemented by a first network entity of said mobile communication network:transmitting an alert message to the mobile terminal following the reception, by a second network entity of the mobile communication network, of at least one data packet intended for the mobile terminal;
receiving, in response to the alert message, a service request from the mobile terminal; and
following the reception of the service request from the mobile terminal:
determining, depending on a parameter received during a phase of associating said mobile terminal with the network and on a volume of data to be transmitted, whether to use a data transport channel or signalling messages of the mobile network in order to transmit the data of the at least one data packet;
triggering a setup of a data transport channel between the mobile terminal and said second network entity of said mobile communication network and transmitting said at least one data packet by way of said data transport channel when the data transport channel is to be used;
inserting the data to be transmitted into at least one signalling message and transmitting said at least one signalling message to the mobile terminal when the signalling messages are to be used.

US Pat. No. 10,560,816

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SETTING SOFTWARE IN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a communication unit;
a memory; and
a processor configured to:
identify subscriber identity module (SIM) information corresponding to a SIM, which is functionally connected with the electronic device,
control the communication unit to transmit the SIM information to a server,
control the communication unit to receive, from the server, software configuration information required by at least one network provider corresponding to the SIM information, the software configuration information being added to existing information related to the SIM information or the existing information is changed to the software configuration information,
determine at least one of setting information and information related to applications or resources being installed to change the software configuration information included in a software stored in the memory, based at least in part on the received software configuration information, and
in response to determining the at least one of the setting information and the information related to the applications or the resources, set a specific function of the electronic device according to the setting information or install the applications or the resources.

US Pat. No. 10,560,815

WIRELESS PTT COMMUNICATION SYSTEM WITH ENHANCED LOCATION REPORTING AND RELATED DEVICES AND METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A wireless communication system comprising:a plurality of mobile wireless Push-to-Talk (PTT) communications devices, each being battery-powered and each configured to send a multicast PTT call request;
a wireless network coupling said plurality of mobile wireless PTT communications devices; and
a PTT server configured to
when a number of said plurality of mobile wireless PTT communications devices in a given talkgroup is greater than or equal to a first threshold, then cause each mobile wireless PTT communications device of the given talkgroup to report a respective location,
when a number of said plurality of mobile wireless PTT communications devices in the given talkgroup is less than the first threshold, then disable each mobile wireless PTT communications device of the given talkgroup from reporting the respective location until when said PTT server commands restarting reporting of the respective location, and
when a number of mobile wireless PTT communications devices of the given talkgroup within a set geographic area is greater than or equal to a second threshold, then configure said wireless network to provide multicast bearer services for the given talkgroup within the set geographic area.

US Pat. No. 10,560,814

WIRELESS PTT COMMUNICATION SYSTEM WITH ENHANCED LOCATION REPORTING AND RELATED DEVICES AND METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A wireless Push-to-Talk (PTT) communication system comprising:a plurality of mobile wireless PTT communications devices, each configured to send a PTT call request;
a wireless network coupling said plurality of mobile wireless PTT communications devices; and
a PTT server configured to
when a number of said plurality of mobile wireless PTT communications devices in a given talkgroup is greater than or equal to a first threshold, then cause each mobile wireless PTT communications device of the given talkgroup to report a respective location, and
when a number of said plurality of mobile wireless PTT communications devices in the given talkgroup is less than the first threshold, then disable each mobile wireless PTT communications device of the given talkgroup from reporting the respective location until when said PTT server commands restarting reporting of the respective location.

US Pat. No. 10,560,813

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INDEX-CODED MULTICAST TRANSMISSION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting downlink data by a base station (BS) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a first user equipment (UE), a first request signal for first data;
receiving, from a second UE, a second request signal for second data;
grouping the first and the second UEs into a multicast group, and
transmitting, to the first and the second UEs, downlink data based on reception of cashed information for the multicast group,
wherein one transmission packet generated based on an exclusive OR (XOR) operation for the first and the second data, is transmitted to the first and the second UEs based on a first transmission time, when the cashed information is received,
wherein the first and the second data are transmitted respectively to the first and the second UEs based on a same second transmission time, when the cashed information is not received, and
when the first transmission time is a transmission time obtained for the one transmission packet, based on consideration of all channel environments between UEs in the multicast group and the BS.

US Pat. No. 10,560,812

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING MBMS COMMUNICATIONS AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING MBMSS

Alcatel Lucent, Nozay (F...

1. A method for performing Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) communications, comprising:acquiring location area information for an MBMS service at a network entity in a network side of a cellular system, wherein the location area information includes a service area identifier for the MBMS service; and
notifying a User Equipment (UE) of the location area information for the MBMS service, wherein the notifying includes providing the location area information from the network entity to the UE via a base station, wherein the service area identifier for the MBMS service corresponds to a coverage area for the MBMS service within the cellular system.

US Pat. No. 10,560,811

TRACKING DEVICE, SYSTEM FOR TRACKING OBJECTS, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD OF USE

Intelligent Cleaning Equi...

1. A tracking system, consisting of:a beacon system distributed across an area of operation, wherein at least one cleaning device operates within the area of operation;
a wearable device positioned on a user of the at least one cleaning device, the wearable device being configured to receive a unique identifier from the at least one cleaning device through near-field communications; and
a service provider system that consists of a controller having a processor and memory, the processor executing instructions stored in memory to:
provision the at least one cleaning device with moving logic;
receive signals indicative of actual movement of the user from motion sensors on the wearable device;
compare the actual movement of the user with the moving logic to determine if the user is operating the at least one cleaning device in accordance with the moving logic; and
transmit an alert to an administrator when the actual movement of the user does not correspond with the moving logic.

US Pat. No. 10,560,810

PROACTIVE ACTIONS ON MOBILE DEVICE USING UNIQUELY-IDENTIFIABLE AND UNLABELED LOCATIONS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method comprising performing, by a mobile device:detecting an event at an input device of the mobile device;
measuring one or more sensor values at one or more times, the one or more sensor values measured using one or more sensors of the mobile device, wherein the one or more sensor values are determined from one or more signals emitted by corresponding one or more signal sources;
creating a first data point from the one or more sensor values, each of the one or more sensor values corresponding to a respective dimension of the first data point;
retrieving a plurality of clusters of data points, wherein the data points of the plurality of clusters of data points correspond to previous measurements using the one or more sensors, and wherein each cluster in the plurality of clusters of data points corresponds to a discrete location;
identifying a first cluster of the plurality of clusters of data points corresponding to the first data point;
identifying a module that has at least a threshold probability of being accessed by a user when the event occurs in association with the first cluster, the module being determined from a set of one or more evaluation rules that are generated based on historical interactions of the user with the mobile device; and
providing a command to another device using the module.

US Pat. No. 10,560,809

POSITION PROVIDING METHOD AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

SK PLANET CO., LTD., Seo...

1. A position providing apparatus comprising:a processor configured to:
acquire voice information from a user about a plurality of buildings or facilities existing within a range of view of the user at a current position of the user; and
extract identification information of the plurality of buildings or facilities from the voice information;
a position calculator configured to:
acquire location information of the plurality of buildings or facilities from the voice information based on the identification information; and
determine the current position of the user as a position where all of the plurality of buildings or facilities would be visible to the user by analyzing a positional relationship between the user and each building or facility of the plurality of buildings or facilities extracted from the voice information; and
a memory configured to store a map database including the identification information and the location information of the plurality of buildings or facilities.

US Pat. No. 10,560,808

COMPUTING DISTANCES OF DEVICES

SQUARE, INC., San Franci...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:identifying, by a device, mobile devices in proximity of the device;
determining, by the device, relative distances of the mobile devices from the device by:
identifying a location of a first mobile device from among the mobile devices;
determining a first distance between the device and the first mobile device based on the location of the first mobile device; and
measuring corresponding multi-directional signal strengths between the first mobile device and each additional mobile device, the corresponding multi-directional signal strengths including a first signal strength of a first signal emitted by the first mobile device and received by the corresponding additional mobile device in a first direction and a second signal strength of a second signal emitted by the corresponding additional mobile device and received by the first mobile device in a second direction that is different from the first direction;
determining a first candidate location and a second candidate location for each additional device based on the corresponding multi-directional signal strengths; and
determining a corresponding distance between the device and each additional mobile device based on a corresponding first candidate location and a corresponding second candidate location to yield the relative distances;
assigning a weight to each of the relative distances based on a measure of signal strength variability of a corresponding one of the multi-directional signal strengths to yield weighted relative distances; and
ranking the mobile devices based on the weighted relative distances to yield a ranked list of mobile devices.

US Pat. No. 10,560,807

SMART SIGNALING OF LOCATION UPDATES FOR ARRIVAL ESTIMATION AND GENERATION OF ARRIVAL ALERTS

CURBSIDE INC., Palo Alto...

1. A computer-implemented method for providing arrival alerts, the method comprising:receiving a first location update from a tracking device;
determining a remaining time for the tracking device to reach a destination location;
determining whether the remaining time is within a threshold time of a timing of an arrival alert to be sent to a device associated with the destination location;
based on whether the remaining time is within the threshold time or not, configuring the tracking device to send location updates to a server in one of a continuous reporting mode or a significant reporting mode, wherein the tracking device is configured to send the location updates to the server less frequently in the significant reporting mode compared to the continuous reporting mode; and
determining when to send the arrival alert to the device associated with the destination location based on one or more of the location updates received from the tracking device.

US Pat. No. 10,560,806

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACCURATE LOCATION OF WIRELESS TERMINALS USING MOBILE INTERROGATION DEVICE

Verint Systems Ltd., Her...

1. A method, comprising:moving an interrogation device through multiple geographical positions;
at each geographical position of the interrogation device, soliciting a wireless communication terminal of a wireless communication network to establish temporary communication with the interrogation device, and estimating, using the temporary communication, a distance value that is indicative of a distance between the wireless communication terminal and the interrogation device and a velocity of the interrogation device; and
calculating a geographical location of the wireless communication terminal based on multiple estimated distance values and interrogation device velocities corresponding to the respective multiple geographical positions of the interrogation device, wherein solicitating the wireless communication terminal comprises the interrogation device imitating a base station having a higher priority than base stations of a plurality of base stations of the wireless communication network.

US Pat. No. 10,560,805

PROXIMITY BASED POSITIONING IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a network node for determining a reporting threshold related to proximity based positioning in a wireless communications network, the method comprising:obtaining a propagation model, wherein the propagation model is a Received Signal Strength (RSS) model;
obtaining deployment information relating to deployment of reference network nodes serving as transmitters in the wireless communications network and comprising any one or more out of: a transmitter location, a transmitter power and a building information;
for each of a plurality of candidate reporting thresholds calculating a corresponding localization accuracy metric based on:
the deployment information related to a deployment of the wireless communications network;
an evaluation position related to the evaluation of a received signal;
a propagation model relating the evaluation position and the evaluation of the received signal; and
the respective candidate reporting threshold; and
determining the reporting threshold based on the plurality of corresponding localization accuracy metrics,
wherein determining the reporting threshold is further based on that the corresponding localization accuracy metric fulfils a requirement related to localization accuracy or an optimization of the localization accuracy metric with respect to the reporting threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,560,804

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENABLING MOBILE DEVICE APPLICATIONS AND FUNCTIONAL COMPONENTS

Location Labs, Inc., Eme...

1. A computer-implemented method of enabling device use, the method comprising:enabling selection by a first device user of a restricted internet site category by a computing system via a network;
at least one of transmitting or receiving a wireless signal by a first mobile device;
at least one of receiving or transmitting the wireless signal by a second mobile device operated by a second device user;
enabling at least one of a particular application or a particular functional component of the second mobile device responsive to the receiving by at least one of the second mobile device or the first mobile device of the wireless signal, wherein enabling the at least one of the particular application or the particular functional component comprises enabling access to a plurality of internet sites corresponding to the restricted internet site category;
determining that a strength of the received wireless signal as received at least one of by the first mobile device from the second mobile device or by the second mobile device from the first mobile device has decreased below a particular level;
disabling the at least one of the particular application or the particular functional component of the second mobile device responsive to determining that the strength of the received wireless signal has decreased below the particular level, wherein disabling the at least one of the particular application or the particular functional component of the second mobile device comprises disabling access to the plurality of internet sites corresponding to the restricted internet site category; and
transmitting to the first device user via the first mobile device an indication of the disabling of the at least one of the particular application or the particular functional component of the second mobile device responsive to determining that the strength of the received wireless signal has decreased below the particular level.

US Pat. No. 10,560,803

COGNITIVE GEOFENCE UPDATES

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprising:examining data of breaches of a geofence by client computer devices;
updating a location of the geofence so that the location of the geofence is an updated location, wherein the updating is in dependence on the examining data of breaches of a geofence by client computer devices;
obtaining data of a client computer breach of the geofence at the updated location; and
providing one or more output in response to the obtaining data of a client computer breach of the geofence at the updated location, wherein the examining includes determining a certain region of a perimeter of the geofence as having a highest predicted number of breaches and wherein the updating a location of the geofence includes performing the updating so that the updated location is based on the determined certain region, wherein the updating a location of the geofence includes updating the location of the geofence in response to a difference between a predicted number breaches at the certain region of the perimeter and a predicted average number of breaches per region of the perimeter satisfying a threshold criterion.

US Pat. No. 10,560,802

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USE IN GEOLOCATION TRACKING

MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL ...

1. A computer-implemented method for use in tracking and/or identifying a region in which a point location is included, the method comprising:accessing, by a computing device, multiple boundary definitions in a database associated with the computing device, each of the multiple boundary definitions associated with one of multiple regions;
for each of the regions associated with the accessed boundary definitions:
determining, by the computing device, a centroid of the region based on the one of the multiple boundary definitions associated with the region, the centroid having a latitude and a longitude;
truncating, by the computing device, the centroid, whereby the truncated centroid includes one of the latitude and the longitude; and
storing, by the computing device, the truncated centroid as a partition key for the region in the database of the computing device;
accessing, by the computing device, a data record, wherein the data record includes a point location of a first party associated with the data record, the point location having a latitude and a longitude;
truncating, by the computing device, the point location, whereby the truncated point location includes one of the latitude and the longitude;
identifying, by the computing device, at least one of the multiple regions, when the truncated point location is sufficiently consistent with the partition key of the at least one of the multiple regions;
determining which one of the identified at least one of the multiple regions includes the point location of the first party; and
assigning the determined one of the at least one of the multiple regions as a recognized region to the data record and/or the first party.

US Pat. No. 10,560,801

BEACON APPLICATIONS FOR CONTENT DISCOVERY AND INTERACTION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a broadcast device operating in a beacon environment, streaming media from a network-based content provider, the streaming media including a content portion and beacon information;
obtaining, by the broadcast device, the beacon information from in the streaming media, the beacon information including a beacon identifier identifying a radio frequency beacon associated with the broadcast device, wherein the beacon identifier, when received by the network-based content provider from an electronic device operating in the beacon environment, is used to identify additional content to send to the electronic device, wherein the additional content is identified via a lookup to a beacon database accessible by the network-based content provider;
broadcasting, by the device, the content portion of the streaming media into the beacon environment over a first broadcast medium; and
concurrently with the broadcasting of the content portion of the streaming media, broadcasting, by the radio frequency beacon, the beacon information into the beacon environment over a second broadcast medium that is different than the first broadcast medium.

US Pat. No. 10,560,800

MERGING PAYLOADS IN GEOFENCE CROWDED VENUES

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method comprising:detecting that a mobile device is located in an area to receive payloads corresponding to a first geofence and a second geofence from a set of geofences operating in the area;
forming a combined geofence definition, responsive to a first payload of the first geofence in the set of geofences and a second payload of the second geofence in the set of geofences, by combining a first definition of the first geofence with a second definition of the second geofence;
combining, using a processor and a memory at a data processing system, the data processing system being distinct from a mobile device traveling in the area, and responsive to the forming the combined geofence definition, the first payload with the second payload to form a combined payload; and
transmitting, to the mobile device the combined geofence definition and the combined payload.

US Pat. No. 10,560,799

MULTI-CHANNEL GEO-FENCING SYSTEM AND METHOD

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., ...

1. A method of remotely configuring an application based on a detected location of a user device running the application, the method comprising:receiving, by a processor of a computing system and from the user device, a first beacon identifier of a first beacon associated with a first location of a plurality of locations of a bank branch and a second beacon identifier of a second beacon associated with a second location of the plurality of locations;
determining, by the processor, that the user device is at the first location based on the first beacon identifier;
transmitting, by the processor, a first graphical user interface associated with the first location of the user device, the first graphical user interface corresponding to a first authentication requirement;
determining, by the processor, that the user device is at the second location based on the second beacon identifier; and
transmitting, by the processor, a second graphical user interface associated with the second location of the user device, the second graphical user interface corresponding to a second authentication requirement, the first authentication requirement and the second authentication requirement being different authentication requirements.

US Pat. No. 10,560,798

TARGETED CONTENT DELIVERY

NEXRF, CORP., Reno, NV (...

1. A system for delivering targeted content to a wireless handset, comprising:a plurality of beacons communicatively coupled to a network, each of the plurality of beacons configured to emit a signal;
the wireless handset communicatively coupled to the network, the wireless handset configured to receive the signal from at least one of the plurality of beacons, and configured to associate a signal strength with the signal;
a user profile associated with the wireless handset, the user profile comprising at least one user attribute;
a content administration interface configured to:
receive an entry of a content item;
receive an association between a user attribute and the content item;
receive an association between an indoor location and the content item;
store the association between the indoor location and the content item;
filter stored content items to retrieve content items associated with a user attribute;
filter stored content items based on the user attribute and the indoor location; and
transmit at least one retrieved content item associated with the user attribute and the indoor location on the wireless handset;
a location determination module configured to determine when the wireless handset is located at the indoor location; and
a handset content interface configured to display the at least one transmitted content item on the wireless handset when the wireless handset is located at the indoor location.

US Pat. No. 10,560,797

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND METHOD

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. An information processing device connected over a network to a mobile terminal carried by a user, the information processing device comprising:an interface configured to communicate with the mobile terminal via the network;
a memory configured to store instructions; and
a processor that is programmed by the instructions in the memory to execute:
collecting time-series positional data composed of time-series positional information of the mobile terminal and estimating a regular behavior of the user of the mobile terminal on the basis of the time-series positional data of the mobile terminal; and
determining information to be distributed to the user and distributing the determined information to the mobile terminal of the user,
converting the time-series positional data of the mobile terminal into frequency data of a frequency domain and generating a plurality of feature amounts of the frequency data,
detecting a periodic behavior of the user on the basis of the plurality of feature amounts of the frequency data, extracting a plurality of feature sites to which the user periodically visits on the basis of the detected periodic behavior, and estimating respective attributes of each of the extracted feature sites, and
classifying the daily time-series positional data of the user into a plurality of clusters on the basis of the feature amount of the frequency data, generating a respective movement pattern for each of the classified clusters, classifying a plurality of behavior patterns of the user on the basis of the movement pattern for each of the classified clusters the estimated attribute of each of the feature sites,
wherein the determined information to be distributed to the mobile terminal of the user is based on a classification result of the behavior patterns and an estimation result of the respective attributes of each of the extracted feature sites.

US Pat. No. 10,560,796

PLAYBACK ACCORDING TO PLAYBACK RESPONSIBILITY IN GROUP

Sonos, Inc., Santa Barba...

1. A media playback system comprising a first playback device and a second playback device, the media playback system configured to perform operations comprising:rendering multi-channel audio content as a bonded zone configuration, wherein the first playback device is configured to render one or more first audio channels of the multi-channel audio content and the second playback device is configured to render one or more second audio channels of the multi-channel audio content wherein one of the first playback device and the second playback device is configured to operate as group coordinator of the bonded zone configuration, and wherein the group coordinator distributes playback and timing information to other playback devices of the bonded zone configuration;
while rendering the multi-channel audio content as the bonded zone configuration, detecting a failure of the second playback device; and
based on detecting the failure of the second playback device, configuring the first playback device to (i) operate as the group coordinator of the bonded zone configuration and (ii) additionally render at least one second audio channel.

US Pat. No. 10,560,795

FORMING METHOD FOR PERSONALIZED ACOUSTIC SPACE CONSIDERING CHARACTERISTICS OF SPEAKERS AND FORMING SYSTEM THEREOF

SQAND CO. LTD., Daejeon ...

1. A personalized sound zone forming method for forming a personalized sound zone to transfer individual sound sources to a plurality of listening positions in a space, the personalized sound zone forming method comprising:extracting characteristics of a plurality of speakers arranged in a space;
extracting an acoustic transfer function between the plurality of speakers arranged in the space and the plurality of listening positions;
extracting a correction function according to the characteristics of the individual speakers;
extracting a correction acoustic transfer function according to the extracted correction function;
configuring a price function for forming a personalized sound zone using the extracted acoustic transfer function and deriving an optimal value; and calculating a control filter according to the derived optimal value;
receiving a weighting value for each frequency band set through an audio equalizer, wherein, in the extracting of a correction function, the correction function is calculated according to the frequency characteristics of the individual speakers and the weighting value for each frequency band set through the audio equalizer.

US Pat. No. 10,560,793

TRANSDUCER ASSEMBLY

Sonos, Inc., Santa Barba...

1. A loudspeaker comprising:a voice coil;
a voice coil lead extending from the voice coil;
a diaphragm coupled to the voice coil, wherein the diaphragm comprises an inner portion coupled to the voice coil, an outer edge, an intermediate portion between the inner portion and the outer edge, and a lower surface;
a suspension element comprising an inner diameter, wherein the inner diameter of the suspension element is attached circumferentially to the intermediate portion of the diaphragm at a lowest point on the lower surface of the diaphragm;
a conductive coupler attached to the suspension element at the inner diameter of the suspension element; and
a terminal lead, wherein the terminal lead and the voice coil lead are conductively attached to the conductive coupler.

US Pat. No. 10,560,792

REPRODUCING AUDIO SIGNALS WITH A HAPTIC APPARATUS ON ACOUSTIC HEADPHONES AND THEIR CALIBRATION AND MEASUREMENT

Alpine Electronics of Sil...

1. A headset, comprising:a headband;
a right ear cup incorporating a first driver therein attached to one end of the headband; wherein the first driver is configured to receive a first channel of an audio signal;
a left ear cup incorporating a second driver therein, attached to the opposite end of the headband and oriented to face back toward the right ear cup; wherein the second driver is configured to receive a second channel of an audio signal;
a haptic device attached to the midpoint of the headband positioned to make contact with the crown of the skull of a user of the headphones;
a low-pass filter, configured to receive the first and second audio channels; and
an amplifier, wherein the input of the amplifier is connected to the output of the low-pass filter,
wherein the amplifier is further configured to amplify the first and second audio channels before they are received by the first and second drivers,
wherein the headset is substantially balanced by placing the low-pass filter and amplifier in one ear cup and batteries to power the low-pass filter and amplifier in the other ear cup.

US Pat. No. 10,560,791

HYBRID ELECTRICALLY- AND MECHANICALLY-STIMULATING COCHLEAR IMPLANT

COCHLEAR LIMITED, Macqua...

1. An intra-cochlea electrode array comprising:an elongate carrier;
a plurality of electrodes exposed on a surface of the elongate carrier, wherein the plurality of electrodes are configured to deliver an electrical stimulation to a cochlea of a recipient; and
a magnetic induction assembly disposed within an intra-cochlear region of the elongate carrier, wherein the magnetic induction assembly is configured to deliver a mechanical stimulation to the cochlea of the recipient.

US Pat. No. 10,560,790

METHOD AND A HEARING DEVICE FOR IMPROVED SEPARABILITY OF TARGET SOUNDS

1. A hearing device for improving a hearing impaired user's ability to perceptually separate a target sound from competing sounds, the target sound and the competing sounds forming a composite sound signal having a given frequency range, the hearing device comprisingan input unit for providing a time-domain electric input signal y(n) as digital samples representing said composite sound signal in a frequency range of operation forming part of said given frequency range, n being a time-sample index,
an analysis filter bank subdividing said frequency range of operation, or a part thereof, of said composite sound signal into a plurality of frequency sub-bands and providing corresponding frequency sub-band signals;
a signal processor connected to said analysis filter bank and configured to
arrange frequency sub-bands in sub-band-groups based on comparable characteristics among the plurality of frequency sub-band signals;
calculate a group envelope for each of said sub-band groups, said group envelope comprising peaks and troughs;
provide an enhancement function for each sub-band group configured to enhances said peaks in the group envelope and/or attenuate said troughs in the group envelope; and
multiply a signal in the frequency sub-bands of each individual sub-band-group by a respective enhancement function for the sub-band group in question, or a scaled version thereof, to provide enhanced frequency sub-band signals.

US Pat. No. 10,560,789

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SELF-FITTING AN ELECTROACOUSTIC STIMULATION SYSTEM TO A PATIENT

Advanced Bionics AG, Sta...

1. A system comprising:an electro-acoustic stimulation (“EAS”) sound processor configured to be located external to a patient;
a cochlear implant communicatively coupled to the EAS sound processor and configured to be implanted within the patient;
an electrode array communicatively coupled to the cochlear implant and configured to be located within a cochlea of the patient; and
a receiver communicatively coupled to the EAS sound processor and configured to be in communication with an ear of the patient;
wherein the EAS sound processor
enters a self-fitting mode in which the EAS sound processor does not direct the cochlear implant and/or the receiver to apply, to the patient, electrical and/or acoustic stimulation representative of audio signals presented to the patient,
directs, while in the self-fitting mode, the receiver to apply acoustic stimulation to the patient, the acoustic stimulation not representative of an audio signal presented to the patient,
records, using at least one electrode included in the electrode array, an evoked response that occurs in response to the acoustic stimulation applied while the EAS sound processor is in the self-fitting mode,
compares the evoked response to a baseline evoked response recorded by the EAS sound processor prior to recording the evoked response, and
performs a predetermined action based on the comparison between the evoked response and the baseline evoked response.

US Pat. No. 10,560,788

HEARING DEVICE WITH SOUND IMPULSE SUPPRESSION AND RELATED METHOD

1. A hearing device comprising:a first microphone configured to provide of a first microphone input signal;
a sound impulse suppression module configured to detect a sound impulse in the first microphone input signal;
a processor configured to process the first microphone input signal in a first set of frequency bands to obtain an electrical output signal; and
a receiver configured to provide an audio output signal based on the electrical output signal, wherein the audio output signal provided by the receiver is based on the processed first microphone input signal in the first set of frequency bands;
wherein the sound impulse suppression module is configured to detect the sound impulse based on a second set of frequency bands, and wherein the frequency bands of the second set for detecting the sound impulse covers a part of the frequency bands of the first set for provisioning the audio output signal.

US Pat. No. 10,560,787

HEARING DEVICE COMPRISING AN AMPLIFIER SYSTEM FOR MINIMIZING VARIATION IN AN ACOUSTICAL SIGNAL CAUSED BY VARIATION IN GAIN OF AN AMPLIFIER

1. A hearing device comprising an amplifier system for minimizing variation in an acoustical signal caused by variation in a supply voltage to an amplifier, wherein the amplifier system comprising;a battery configured to provide a supply voltage to the amplifier,
a digital signal processor configured to provide an acoustical signal to the amplifier,
a controller unit configured to receive an enablement signal when the supply voltage is in an offset mode, wherein the supply voltage is in the offset mode when the supply voltage short termly drops below or above a supply voltage threshold, and the controller unit is further configured to transmit a request for a measured voltage during a time period based on the enablement signal, and
a first analog-to-digital converter configured to measure during the time period the supply voltage to the amplifier based on the request for the measured voltage transmitted by the controller unit, andwherein the controller unit is configured to determine another offset mode in the supply voltage based on a fitting of measured voltages of the supply voltage to the amplifier, and wherein the controller unit is configured to generate a compensating signal based on an estimation of variation in the supply voltage in the another offset mode provided by the fitting of the measured voltages, and the controller unit is configure to transmit the compensating signal to the digital signal processor, the digital signal processor is configured to minimize the variation in the acoustical signal by providing the compensating signal into the acoustical signal, wherein the compensating signal provides an amplification of the acoustical signal during another time period of the another offset mode.

US Pat. No. 10,560,786

SPEECH INTELLIGIBILITY ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM

Mayo Foundation for Medic...

1. A speech intelligibility enhancement system, comprising:a talker unit including:
a microphone to receive audible speech content and to produce electrical signals representative of the speech content; and
a transmitter coupled to the microphone to produce wireless transmissions containing the speech content; and
a listener unit including:
a receiver to receive the wireless transmissions and to produce electrical signals representative of the speech content; and
an earpiece coupled to the listener unit, including:
an ear hook wearable by the user;
a speaker coupled to the listener unit to produce audible speech content having the amplified spectral components; and
a tube, a part of which comprises the ear hook, wherein the tube has an open first end to be positioned near a user's ear canal to direct the audible speech content from the speaker toward the user's ear canal, while enabling the ear canal to remain open to receive ambient sounds: and wherein:
the tube is configured to be mounted to a user's ear and support the earpiece on the user's ear;
the open first end of the tube is free from an earbud;
the part of the tube which comprises the ear hook includes a curved portion to couple the earpiece to the user's ear and an elongate portion extending from the curved portion, wherein the curved portion is defined by a first radius of curvature, and wherein the elongate portion includes an extending portion that is relatively linear in relation to the curved portion and is defined by a second radius of curvature that is greater than the first radius of curvature;
the tube further includes a second end on the elongate portion opposite the curved portion from the first end; and
the speaker is on the second end of the tube.

US Pat. No. 10,560,785

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Onkyo Corporation, Osaka...

1. An electronic device comprising:a substrate having a switch on a first side of the substrate and a microphone on a second side of the substrate opposite the first side;
a first elastic body which is positioned on the first side of the substrate; and
a second elastic body which is positioned on the second side of the substrate and is harder than the first elastic body,
wherein the first elastic body and the second elastic body sandwich and hold the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,560,784

MEMS DEVICE AND PROCESS

Cirrus Logic, Inc., Aust...

15. A MEMS transducer comprising:a flexible membrane; and
at least one variable vent structure which deflects in response to a pressure differential across the membrane in order to provide a flow path through the flexible membrane, and wherein said at least one said variable vent structure comprises at least two moveable portions of the flexible membrane, the at least two moveable portions being able to be deflected away from the surface of the rest of the flexible membrane to expose a hole in the flexible membrane.

US Pat. No. 10,560,783

METHODS, APPARATUSES AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR FACILITATING DIRECTIONAL AUDIO CAPTURE WITH MULTIPLE MICROPHONES

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. An apparatus comprising:a directional audio capture module; and
a plurality of microphones positioned at predetermined locations of the apparatus;
wherein the directional audio capture module is configured to:
assign at least one direction, among a plurality of directions, in which to direct directionality of an output signal of one or more of the plurality of microphones based on a respective selected application, among a plurality of applications;
select at least one of a first set of microphones comprising at least two microphones for a first frequency band and a second set of microphones comprising at least two other microphones for a second frequency band based in part on the selected application; and
adjust the output signal for the assigned at least one direction by adjusting at least one parameter of the assigned at least one direction based on output signals of the selected first and second sets of microphones, wherein respective sets of microphone signals for the first and second frequency bands are processed by the adjusted at least one parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,560,782

SIGNAL PROCESSOR

SOCIONEXT INC, Kanagawa ...

1. A signal processor that performs crosstalk cancellation on an audio signal that is input, in a distorted acoustic space where two speakers are placed, the two speakers including an X-side speaker placed on an X-side of a listener and a Y-side speaker placed on a Y-side of the listener, where X denotes one of left and right, and Y denotes the other of left and right, the signal processor comprising:a controller that controls sounds to be output from the two speakers so that a sound of the audio signal is substantially cancelled at a Y-side ear that is a listener's ear on the Y-side, wherein
the controller causes the Y-side speaker to output a sound of the audio signal and causes the X-side speaker to output a sound of a signal obtained by processing the audio signal using transfer function GCY, where a transfer function between the Y-side speaker and the Y-side ear is defined as GYY, a transfer function between the X-side speaker and the Y-side ear is defined as GXY, and a transfer function obtained by dividing the transfer function GYY by the transfer function GXY is defined as GCY.

US Pat. No. 10,560,781

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING PLATE LOUDSPEAKERS USING MODAL CROSSOVER NETWORKS

UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER, ...

21. A system comprising:a plate loudspeaker; and
a transmitter for transmitting a signal to the plate loudspeaker, wherein the plate loudspeaker comprises:
a modal crossover network, wherein the modal crossover network is configured to process the signal into a plurality of sub-signals, each sub-signal associated with a frequency band; and
a spatial filter, wherein the spatial filter is configured to assign each sub-signal to a plurality of drivers located on a plate and assigns a relative amplitude to each of the plurality of drivers, wherein the plate is driven to modes of motion by the plurality of drivers to generate the sound output of the plate loudspeaker, wherein each mode has a spatial shape function and a temporal function which modulates the spatial shape, and
wherein the sub-signal and the relative amplitude assigned to each of the plurality of drivers are determined based at least on a location of each of the plurality of drivers on the plate, wherein each sub-signal is routed to its assigned one or more plurality of drivers through the modal crossover network, and wherein the plate is driven with the plurality of drivers having received the routed sub-signals at the assigned relative amplitude.

US Pat. No. 10,560,780

PHASE ALIGNMENT IN AN AUDIO BUS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

17. An apparatus comprising:a speaker;
a plurality of sample logic circuits coupled to the speaker;
a SOUNDWIRE slave circuit comprising a plurality of data ports, each of the plurality of data ports coupled to respective ones of the plurality of sample logic circuits; and
a synchronization logic circuit coupled to the SOUNDWIRE slave circuit and configured to cause each of the plurality of data ports to release audio data to the respective ones of the plurality of sample logic circuits concurrently.

US Pat. No. 10,560,779

SOUND RADIATING ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD OF PROVIDING THE SAME

1. A sound radiating arrangement comprising:M elements comprising a front face, wherein the sound radiating arrangement has a lateral extension along an x-axis and a vertical extension along a y-axis;
N elements, wherein N?M; which N elements in the front face of each respective of the N elements are provided with a sound radiating unit, such as one or more loudspeaker units, configured to radiate sound energy from the respective front face and into the surroundings, such that a sound field is creatable in front of the sound radiating arrangement, wherein the sound radiating arrangement includes a signal providing apparatus configured to provide an individual unit of said sound radiating units with a signal that is a combination of processed or unprocessed left and right channel signals of a stereophonic signal;
an input terminal configured to receive an input signal comprising said left and right signals of the stereophonic signal;
controllable signal combining units configured to combine said left and right signals to one or more combined output signals;
controllable signal routing units configured to (i) receive said one or more combined output signals from the signal combining units and (ii) selectively route said one or more combined output signal to one or more of said sound radiating units; and
at least one control unit configured to control said signal combining units and said signal routing units,
wherein each respective of said sound radiating units receives a selected combination of said one or more combined output signals.

US Pat. No. 10,560,778

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A LOUDSPEAKER WITH A DIAPHRAGM

COLERIDGE DESIGN ASSOCIAT...

1. A loudspeaker, comprising:a diaphragm wherein the diaphragm has a fixed portion and a movable portion and wherein the fixed portion is attached to the movable portion by a plurality of leaf springs disposed between the fixed portion and the movable portion of the diaphragm;
a coil disposed over the diaphragm in the movable portion; and
a magnet assembly operatively disposed relative to the coil, wherein upon flow of current through the coil, the movable portion of the diaphragm moves relative to the fixed portion,
wherein the leaf spring has a first end portion, a second end portion and a body portion, the first end portion connected to the movable portion about an outer periphery of the movable portion and the second end portion connected to the fixed portion about an inner periphery of the fixed portion;
wherein a gap between the body portion of the leaf spring and the fixed portion define a portion of a first slot and a gap between the body portion of the leaf spring and the movable portion define a portion of a second slot, wherein, the first slot extends to an adjacent leaf spring to define a gap between the body portion of the adjacent leaf spring and the movable portion, and wherein, the second slot extends to another adjacent leaf spring to define a gap between the body portion of the another adjacent leaf spring and the fixed portion, and wherein the first slot and the second slot is filled with a material to substantially maintain a pressure differential between a top portion of the diaphragm and the bottom portion of the diaphragm created by the movement of the movable portion of the diaphragm; and
wherein the magnet assembly includes a top magnet assembly and a bottom magnet assembly and the diaphragm disposed between the top magnet assembly and the bottom magnet assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,560,777

BONE CONDUCTION DESIGNS IN WEARABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Vigo Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A wearable electronic device, comprising:a frame comprising a first arm configured to rest over an ear of a user; and
a bone conduction unit disposed within the first arm at a position that contacts a head of the user, wherein the bone conduction unit comprises:
a bone conduction transducer; and
a suspension that is external to the bone conduction transducer and isolates at least one surface of the bone conduction transducer from contacting the first arm to reduce sound leakage from the bone conduction transducer, wherein the suspension comprises:
a first attachment point that is attached to a side of the bone conduction transducer; and
a second attachment point that is affixed to the first arm so that the bone conduction transducer is suspended within the first arm.

US Pat. No. 10,560,776

IN-EAR NOISE DOSIMETER

WiSys Technology Foundati...

1. A system for making in-ear measurements of sound pressure levels of a human user, comprising:an ear piece sized to fit within an ear canal of the human user and defined by a tubular stub having a channel extending along a channel axis from the outer ear to the ear canal and sized to releasably receive a sound transmitting tube adapted to conduct sound pressure signals along the channel into the ear canal from an external audio device and having a port having a port axis transverse to the channel axis of the channel: and a microphone within the ear canal positioned within the port and displaced from a path of the channel and adapted to receive sound pressure signals from within the ear canal wherein the sound pressure signals are communicated to a sound monitor; wherein the port is on an exterior surface of the tubular stub.

US Pat. No. 10,560,775

MULTI-POSITION STRAP ANCHOR

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A multi-position strap anchor for attachment to a strap, the multi-position strap anchor comprising:a frame and a strap anchor that are slidably coupled to one another, such that the frame and the strap anchor reciprocatingly adjust with respect to one another between a first configuration and a second configuration;
a magnet coupled to either the frame or the strap anchor and including a first magnetic surface and a second magnetic surface; and
a magnet-receiving slot that is constructed into the strap anchor, if the magnet is coupled to the frame, and that is constructed into the frame, if the magnet is coupled to the strap anchor,
wherein the magnet-receiving slot includes a first magnetized surface and a second magnetized surface,
wherein the magnet is positioned in the magnet-receiving slot and between the first magnetized surface and the second magnetized surface,
wherein the multi-position strap anchor includes the first configuration in which the strap anchor is in a first position relative to the frame, the first magnetic surface is positioned a first distance apart from the first magnetized surface, the second magnetic surface is positioned a second distance apart from the second magnetized surface, and the first distance is shorter than the second distance, and
wherein the multi-position strap anchor includes the second configuration in which the strap anchor is in a second position relative to the frame, the first magnetic surface is positioned a third distance apart from the first magnetized surface, the second magnetic surface is positioned a fourth distance apart from the second magnetized surface, and the third distance is longer than the fourth distance.

US Pat. No. 10,560,774

HEADSET MODE SELECTION

OV LOOP, INC., Woburn, M...

1. A headset comprising:a wearable frame;
a first and a second headphone channels connected to the wearable frame, each of the first and second headphone channels comprising a speaker and a microphone;
a vocal pickup microphone connected to the wearable frame;
a button switch that generates a control signal when actuated;
a signal mixer that mixes and outputs an audio signal to the speakers of the first and second headphone channels;
a controller that sets a Voice volume level for a voice signal from the vocal pickup microphone input into the signal mixer, a Source volume level for communications or media audio signals input into the signal mixer, and an Ambient volume level for ambient sound signals from the microphones of the first and second headphone channels input into the signal mixer; and
a memory that stores a first set of parameter values for the Voice, Source and Ambient volume level values;
a beam former that receives output signals from the vocal pickup microphone and the microphone of at least one of the first and second headphone channels, and outputs the voice signal, the beam former configured to provide directional speech isolation, at least partially isolating the voice signal from other sound signals picked up by the vocal pickup microphone;
a low pass filter configured to cut-off frequencies at a cut-off frequency in the output signal from the microphone of at least one of the first and second headphone channels, the cut-off frequency being less-than-or equal to an upper limit of the frequency range for human speech;
a finite impulse response (FIR) filter, receiving a second output signal from the low pass filter; and
a summer that subtracts an output signal of the FIR filter from an output signal of the microphone of at least one of the first and second headphone channels;
wherein in response to receiving a first occurrence of the control signal, the controller changes the first set of parameter values for the Voice, Source, and Ambient volume levels to a second set of parameter values that are different from the first set of parameter values, and
wherein in response to receiving a second occurrence of the control signal following the first occurrence, the controller restores the Voice, Source, and Ambient volume levels to the first set of parameter values.

US Pat. No. 10,560,773

CLICK AND SLIDE BUTTON FOR TACTILE INPUT

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. An audio accessory set comprising:an input device configured for communication with an electronic device, the input device including:
an outer housing having an outer surface and a channel extending along at least a portion of the outer surface, the channel having a first end and a second end;
a button disposed within the channel, the button configured to slide within the channel between a first position at the first end of the channel and a second position at the second end of the channel, and configured to be depressed and released within the channel;
a biasing element biasing the button toward the first end of the channel;
a position sensor; and
one or more processors configured to:
determine, based on a signal from the position sensor, whether the button is in the first position or in the second position;
determine whether the button is depressed or released;
determine, based on whether the button is in the first position or in the second position, and whether the button is depressed or released, an action among a plurality of actions for the electronic device; and
cause the electronic device to perform the action.

US Pat. No. 10,560,772

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR SELECTIVE DATA NETWORK ACCESS

Time Warner Cable Enterpr...

1. A method of providing wireless local area network (WLAN)-based services to a plurality of user devices within a prescribed location, the WLAN comprising one or more wireless access points (WAPs), the method comprising:enabling receipt, at the WLAN via at least one of the one or more WAPs, of (i) data indicative of a first request for access to a content distribution and delivery network from a first user device of the plurality of user devices, and (ii) data indicative of the first user device being associated with a first classification;
receiving, at a network entity from the at least one of the one or more WAPs, (i) the data indicative of the first request, and (ii) the data indicative of the first user device being associated with the first classification;
determining, via the network entity, data indicative of a first privilege of the first user device within the WLAN based at least in part on the data indicative of the first user device being associated with the first classification;
utilizing the data indicative of the first privilege to selectively cause application of at least one first WLAN access policy with respect to the first user device; and
causing application of at least one second WLAN access policy to one or more others of the plurality of user devices;
wherein the at least one first WLAN access policy comprises an enhanced WLAN service as compared to the at least one second WLAN access policy.

US Pat. No. 10,560,771

MICROELECTROMECHANICAL MICROPHONE

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A microelectromechanical microphone comprising:a holder; and
a sound detection unit carried on the holder, the sound detection unit comprising
a planar first membrane,
a planar second membrane arranged at a distance from the first membrane, wherein at least one of the first membrane or the second membrane is formed at least partly from a first electrically conductive material,
a low-pressure chamber formed between the first membrane and the second membrane, a reduced gas pressure relative to normal pressure being present in said low-pressure chamber, and
a reference electrode arranged at least in sections in the low-pressure chamber, said reference electrode being formed at least in sections from a second electrically conductive material, wherein the first and second membranes are displaceable relative to the reference electrode by sound waves to be detected, wherein the reference electrode comprises a planar base section and a stiffening structure provided on the base section, said stiffening structure provided on a side of the base section that faces the first membrane or/and on a side of the base section that faces the second membrane.

US Pat. No. 10,560,770

SPEAKER DEVICE

Pioneer Corporation, Kan...

1. A speaker device, comprising:a voice coil that is substantially rectangular and includes a plurality of sides when viewed from an acoustic wave emitting direction;
a pair of conducting lines connecting electrically with the voice coil;
a vibrating body connecting to the voice coil; and
a magnetic circuit comprising a yoke,
a frame that is substantially rectangular when viewed from the acoustic wave emitting direction and supports the vibrating body, wherein
each of the conducting lines passes through a space between an inside of the frame and the vibrating body by passing near a center of one of the plurality of sides of the voice coil, and
each of the conducting lines is connected electrically to a terminal part provided at the frame, and
wherein the terminal part is arranged to be lower than the side portion of the yoke.

US Pat. No. 10,560,769

STRAP ARM OF HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY WITH INTEGRATED AUDIO PORT

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A head-mounted display (HMD), comprising:a front rigid body; and
an arm partially securing the front rigid body to a user's head, the arm including:
a body portion having an aperture, the body portion further defining an audio passage communicating with the aperture to transmit sound from the aperture and an audio port to output the sound transmitted through the audio passage, the audio passage being defined along the body portion between the aperture and the audio port; and
a back volume unit attached to the body portion and configured to transmit the sound through the aperture, the back volume unit including an enclosure portion defining a back volume for a speaker, the enclosure portion positioned within the front rigid body.

US Pat. No. 10,560,768

SOUND RECEPTACLE

JUST FUNKY LLC, Richfiel...

1. An article of manufacture, comprising:an inner wall;
an outer wall, wherein the inner wall and the outer wall form a double walled receptacle; and
a removable portion of the double walled receptacle, wherein the removable portion affixes to a bottom of the double walled receptacle, wherein the removable portion comprises:
a speaker device,
at least one illuminating device, and
a control device having circuitry and configured to generate an output of sound that is emitted from the speaker device, and control illumination of the at least one illuminating device corresponding with a portion of a song being played as the output of sound.

US Pat. No. 10,560,767

SOUND GENERATOR, A SHIELDING AND A SPOUT

Sonion Nederland B.V., H...

1. A sound generator comprising:a housing having a first, plane, wall portion with a housing opening,
a shielding element, for shielding against electrical and/or magnetic fields, covering at least a portion of the first wall portion and having a shield opening, the shielding element being positioned adjacent to the first wall portion, where:
a sound outlet formed by an overlap, when projected on to a plane of the first wall portion, of an outline of the housing opening and an outline of the shield opening,
the shield opening has, when projected on to the plane, an area being no more than 150% of an area of the sound outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,560,766

WIRELESS DROP IN A FIBER-TO-THE-HOME NETWORK

CommScope Connectivity Be...

1. A wireless drop terminal for use in a fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) network, the wireless drop terminal comprising:a fiber interface to optically couple the wireless drop terminal to an optical line terminal of the FTTH network via at least one optical fiber; and
a wireless interface communicatively coupled to the fiber interface, wherein the wireless interface is configured to wirelessly receive RF signals via a directional wireless drop from a wireless optical network terminal (W-ONT), wherein the W-ONT is located at a customer premises, wherein the wireless drop terminal is located outside of the customer premises;
wherein the wireless interface is implemented using a baseband module, wherein the baseband module receives digital baseband data generated from an RF waveform transmitted from the W-ONT to the wireless drop terminal, and the baseband module processes the received digital baseband data to obtain upstream wireless frames;
wherein the fiber interface transmits upstream optical frames derived from the upstream wireless frames.

US Pat. No. 10,560,765

NODE WITH COMBINED OPTICAL AND ELECTRICAL SWITCHING

Western Digital Technolog...

1. A Multi-Chip Module (MCM), comprising:a substrate;
a switch controller on the substrate; and
an optical module on the substrate including at least one optical crosspoint switch configured to selectively route an optical signal received by the optical module out of the MCM without the MCM buffering data from the received optical signal or without converting the received optical signal into an electrical signal for processing data from the received optical signal by the switch controller, wherein the MCM serves as a node in a network of nodes and the MCM is optically connected to at least one other node in the network; and
wherein the switch controller is configured to:
identify an address from an optical signal received by the optical module corresponding to one or more nodes in the network; and
determine whether to activate an optical crosspoint switch of the at least one optical crosspoint switch based on the identified address.