US Pat. No. 10,660,166

MICROWAVE HEATING APPARATUS FOR UNIFORMLY HEATING OBJECTS BASED ON NEAR-CUTOFF CONDITION

KOREA ELECTROTECHNOLOGY R...

1. A microwave heating apparatus, comprising:a waveguide configured to accommodate a target disposed in a microwave travelling space;
a microwave generator that generates a first microwave having a first wavelength and is coupled to the waveguide such that the microwave generator causes the first microwave to be incident on the microwave travelling space through a first inlet of the waveguide; and
a wavelength controller made of a metal material and disposed within the waveguide adjacent to the microwave travelling space within the waveguide,
wherein the first microwave travels in a longitudinal direction of the waveguide, and the wavelength controller is configured to move in a direction orthogonal to the longitudinal direction and an electric field direction from a sidewall of the waveguide in order to increase the first wavelength of the first microwave to be a second wavelength inside the microwave travelling space, and
wherein the target is located in the microwave travelling space that is disposed between the wavelength controller and an opposite sidewall of the waveguide to be exposed to the microwave of the second wavelength.

US Pat. No. 10,660,157

PUBLIC SAFETY ANALYTICS GATEWAY

1. A method comprising:accessing, by a public safety analytics gateway having an artificial intelligence engine, first data associated with a first emergency event;
evaluating, by the public safety analytics gateway, the first data to determine a response to the first emergency event by performing similarity-distance analysis with other data associated with a previous historical emergency event;
weighting, by the public service analytics gateway, the first data and the other data such that the first data associated with a first emergency event is weighted more than the other data associated with the previous emergency event to determine weighted historical event data;
analyzing, by the public safety analytics gateway, continuous streaming of current data in real time or near real time associated with first responder user devices using streaming analytics functionality of the artificial intelligence engine;
and optimizing, by the public service analytics gateway, a response to a current event based on the analyzing step and the weighted historical event data.

US Pat. No. 10,659,440

OPTIMIZING UTILIZATION OF SECURITY PARAMETER INDEX (SPI) SPACE

Nicira, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method for providing a security parameter index (SPI) value for use in establishing a security association between a source tunnel endpoint and a destination tunnel endpoint, comprising:receiving, at a server, a request from the source tunnel endpoint for a SPI value for use by the source tunnel endpoint in establishing the security association with the destination tunnel endpoint for securing an exchange of one or more data packets between a source endpoint and a destination endpoint;
deriving, at the server, the SPI value using a SPI derivation formula based on a key policy assigned to the source tunnel endpoint and the destination tunnel endpoint, wherein most bits from the SPI value are associated with the key policy; and
transmitting, at the server, the SPI value to the source tunnel endpoint for use by the source tunnel endpoint in establishing the security association, wherein the established security association is used by the source tunnel endpoint to encapsulate and encrypt at least a data packet from the one or more data packets received from the source endpoint and destined for the destination endpoint, the encapsulated encrypted data packet comprising a first header and an encrypted payload, the first header comprising a source IP address of the source tunnel endpoint, a destination IP address of the destination tunnel endpoint, and the SPI value, the encrypted payload comprising a second header comprising a source IP address of the source endpoint and a destination IP address of the destination endpoint, and wherein the encapsulated encrypted data packet is transmitted by the source tunnel endpoint to the destination tunnel endpoint, wherein the key policy defines one or more properties of an encryption key of the established security association, and wherein the encryption key is used for encrypting the data packet.

US Pat. No. 10,655,282

UNDERLAYMENT PANEL HAVING DRAINAGE CHANNELS

Brock USA, LLC, Boulder,...

1. An impact absorption panel having a top surface, a bottom surface, and a core, the panel having a plurality of adjacent bottom projections disposed across the bottom surface, each bottom projection having a first stage and a second stage, the first stage defining a support surface for contact with the ground and further defining a first spring rate characteristic and the second stage defining a second spring rate characteristic wherein the first spring rate characteristic provides for more deflection under load than the second spring rate characteristic, the panels being made from a plurality of polyolefin beads, the plurality of polyolefin beads bonded together by at least one of pressure and heat to produce a substantially water-impervious surface.
US Pat. No. 10,653,603

N-ACYLDIPEPTIDE DERIVATIVES AND THEIR USES

NEOSTRATA COMPANY, INC., ...

1. A method of treating skin, comprising topically administering to skin in need of increased thickness or treatment for abnormal or diminished synthesis of collagen, glycosaminoglycans, proteoglycans, or elastin a composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of a dipeptide derivative of formula (I):R1-AAB-AAC-R2   Formula (I)or an isomer or salt thereof, and optionally a pharmaceutically or cosmetically acceptable carrier, wherein R1 is an acyl radical having up to 19 carbon atoms; AAB is Tyr and AAC is Tyr, or AAB is Val and AAC is Ala; R2 is OR3, NHR4, or NHNHR5; R3 is H, an alkyl, aralkyl, or aryl radical having up to 19 carbon atoms; and R4 or R5 is independently H, OH, an alkyl, aralkyl, or aryl radical having up to 19 carbon atoms, thereby increasing skin thickness or treating abnormal or diminished synthesis of collagen, glycosaminoglycans, proteoglycans, or elastin.

US Pat. No. 10,660,209

THIN FILM CAPACITORS FOR CORE AND ADJACENT BUILD UP LAYERS

International Business Ma...

1. A method of constructing a device substrate, the method comprising:affixing a capacitor sheet adjacent to a core material configured to form the device substrate, the capacitor sheet covering a surface of the core material;
selecting a pass through-hole on the affixed capacitor sheet and the core material configured to form the device substrate;
patterning first openings through the capacitor sheet and the core material, the first openings being larger than the pass through-hole;
filling the first openings with an electrically inert material; and
patterning second openings parallel to the first openings through the electrically inert material, the second openings being at least as large as the pass through-hole and having sidewalls enclosed within the electrically inert material.

US Pat. No. 10,660,178

DYNAMIC LIGHTING METHOD AND DEVICE

GUANGZHOU WLIGHT EYE-TECH...

1. A dynamic lighting method, comprising:outputting by a power supply output module of a dynamic lighting device a first power supply signal according to a lighting control signal, wherein electric parameters of the first power supply signal comprise one or more groups of dynamically changed electrical parameters,
generating a dynamically changing light signal by one or more lighting parts of the dynamic lighting device driven by the first power supply signal, and outputting a light of dynamic illumination;
wherein a change rate of illumination of the light of dynamic illumination is not more than 0.02 during any time period of 0.1 second, and a ratio of the minimum to maximum value of the illumination is not more than 50%.

US Pat. No. 10,660,155

COLLECTING AND ANALYZING DATA IN A DISTRIBUTED SENSOR NETWORK

1. A system comprising:a processor;
a distributed sensor system; and
a memory that stores computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations comprising
determining whether data for analysis during a data analysis operation is available,
in response to a determination that the data is not available, requesting the data from the distributed sensor system, wherein the distributed sensor system comprises a plurality of data sources, a communications component that supports cellular communications in a coverage area associated with the distributed sensor system, and a lighting system located within a radome, wherein the lighting system comprises a light fixture that is configured to illuminate a portion of the coverage area that is outside the radome,
analyzing the data in the data analysis operation, and
outputting results of the data analysis operation.

US Pat. No. 10,660,146

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DEVICE TO DEVICE SYNCHRONIZATION PRIORITY

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. For use in a wireless communications network, a user equipment (UE) comprising:an antenna configured to communicate via a direct communication; and
processing circuitry configured to communicate with another UE via the direct communication, the processing circuitry further configured to:
obtain at least one resource pool for each of a plurality of operation states, wherein a first resource pool corresponds to a first operation state and a second resource pool corresponds to a second operation state, wherein the plurality of operation states includes an idle state and a connected state,
identify a state among the plurality of operation states,
transmit data based on a resource pool corresponding to the identified state, and
determine to use the direct communication with the other UE while a first timer (T310) for detecting radio link failure is running,
wherein the state is identified based on whether the UE is in-coverage or out-of-coverage,
wherein information about the resource pool is received in system information, and
wherein the resource pool information includes at least one resource pool for each state of the plurality of operation states.

US Pat. No. 10,660,138

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING SOUNDING REFERENCE SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING UNLICENSED BAND, AND APPARATUS SUPPORTING SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting a sounding reference signal (SRS) by a user equipment to a base station in a wireless communication system supporting an unlicensed band, the method comprising:performing channel access procedure (CAP) for a SRS transmission via the unlicensed band; and
transmitting the SRS without transmitting a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) in a same subframe via the unlicensed band based on the CAP,
wherein the CAP for the SRS transmission without the PUSCH in the same subframe is a random backoff-based CAP based on a first channel access priority class having a value of {3,7} as an allowed contention window size,
wherein, when a contention window size last applied to a CAP for transmitting the PUSCH is a minimum contention window size for a second channel access priority class, 3 is applied as a contention window size applied to the CAP for the SRS transmission without the PUSCH, and
wherein, when the contention window size last applied to the CAP for transmitting the PUSCH is a window size larger than the minimum contention window size, 7 is applied as the contention window size applied to the CAP for the SRS transmission without the PUSCH.

US Pat. No. 10,660,129

CONTENTION MECHANISM FOR ACCESS TO RANDOM RESOURCE UNITS IN AN 802.11 CHANNEL

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A wireless communication method in a wireless network comprising an access point and a plurality of nodes, the method comprising the following steps, at one of said nodes:receiving a trigger frame from the access point, the trigger frame reserving a transmission opportunity on at least one communication channel of the wireless network, the trigger frame defining resource units forming the communication channel including a plurality of random resource units that the nodes are configured to access using a contention scheme, wherein the node has a resource unit, RU, backoff value to be used to contend for access to the random resource units, in order to transmit data, wherein the RU backoff value is distinct from a backoff value to be used by the node to contend access using an enhanced distributed channel access, EDCA, scheme;
based on a current RU backoff value, accessing a random resource unit to transmit data to the access point,
after having transmitted the data, computing a new RU backoff value to contend for new access to random resource units, the new RU backoff value being a value randomly selected within a contention window range defined by a RU contention window size, wherein the RU contention window size is updated depending on a success or failure in transmitting the data in the random resource unit, wherein the RU contention window size is distinct from a contention window size from which the EDCA backoff value is randomly selected.

US Pat. No. 10,660,117

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING DATA

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of a first device for transmitting data in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving control information scheduling first data and a demodulation reference signal (DMRS) of the control information from a second device;
measuring a reference signal received power (RSRP) of the first data;
identifying a resource for same transport block transmission of the first data in case of failure of receiving control information scheduling the resource for same transport block transmission of the first data;
selecting a resource to transmit second data by excluding a resource of the first data and the resource for same transport block transmission of the first data based on the RSRP of the first data; and
transmitting the second data on the selected resource.

US Pat. No. 10,660,113

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD AND APPARATUS

China Academy of Telecomm...

1. A data transmission method, the method comprising:obtaining, by a terminal, the configuration information of a virtual cell, wherein the virtual cell comprises N cells, and N?1, wherein the N cells comprise cells operating at licensed bands and cells operating at unlicensed bands;
transmitting, by the terminal, data by time-division multiplexing among the N cells;
wherein the method further comprises:
receiving, by the terminal, configuration information of time-division multiplexing, wherein the configuration information of time-division multiplexing indicates time segment each cell occupies when the terminal transmits data among the N cells, and in each time segment the terminal is instructed to transmit data in only one of the N cells;
transmitting, by the terminal, data by time-division multiplexing among the N cells, comprises:
transmitting, by the terminal, data by time-division multiplexing among the N cells according to the configuration information of time-division multiplexing.

US Pat. No. 10,659,391

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO PRESERVE PACKET ORDER IN A MULTI-FABRIC VIRTUAL NETWORK

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. An apparatus to preserve packet order in a multi-fabric network, the apparatus comprising:a migration detector to, after a first host sends a first packet of a first packet flow via a first active link between the first host and a first top-of-rack (TOR) switch, detect a migration of the first active link to a second active link between the first host and a second TOR switch, the first packet destined to a second host connected to the second TOR switch; and
a migration notifier to, in response to the migration, send a migration notification message to cause configuration of the second TOR switch to send a second packet of the first packet flow to the first TOR switch via an inter-switch link between the first and second TOR switches, the second packet destined to the second host.

US Pat. No. 10,658,871

WIRELESS POWER AND DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A wireless power data transmitter, the data transmitter comprising:a plurality of capacitor sets;
a power input unit configured to charge the plurality of capacitor sets with power supplied from a power supply;
a transmitting unit configured to wirelessly transmit power stored in the plurality of capacitor sets,
wherein each of the plurality of capacitor sets comprises:
a plurality of capacitors connected to one of the power input unit and the transmitting unit, according to an electrical connection; and
a converting unit configured to convert the electrical connection,
wherein a resonance frequency of the transmitting unit is dependent on the number of capacitors connected to the transmitting unit.

US Pat. No. 10,658,866

POWER SOURCE CONTROL CIRCUIT, PORTABLE INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, AND POWER SOURCE CONTROL METHOD

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A power source control circuit comprising:a generated power supply portion that supplies electric power generated by a power generation mechanism to a secondary battery;
a source power supply portion that supplies electric power supplied from a power source circuit to the secondary battery; and
a monitoring circuit that stops the supply of the electric power from the generated power supply portion to the secondary battery if the electric power supplied from the power source circuit is supplied to the secondary battery,
wherein the source power supply portion is provided between the power source circuit and the secondary battery, supplies the electric power output from the power source circuit to the secondary battery, and adjusts a current supplied to the secondary battery according to a voltage of the secondary battery, and
wherein a highest voltage output from the source power supply portion is higher than a highest voltage supplied from the generated power supply portion and a maximum charging voltage of the secondary battery is equal to or higher than the highest voltage output from the source power supply portion.

US Pat. No. 10,658,577

MAINTAINING COERCIVE FIELD AFTER HIGH TEMPERATURE ANNEAL FOR MAGNETIC DEVICE APPLICATIONS WITH PERPENDICULAR MAGNETIC ANISOTROPY

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A method of forming a magnetic memory element with a stack of layers, the method comprising:sequentially depositing a reference layer, a tunnel barrier, and a free layer on a substrate, wherein the free layer forms a first interface with the tunnel barrier thereby inducing or enhancing perpendicular magnetic anisotropy (PMA) in the free layer;
forming an oxide layer on a top surface of the free layer to form a second interface that induces or enhances PMA in the free layer;
forming a first lattice-matching layer on the oxide layer;
depositing a hard mask as an uppermost layer in the stack of layers; and
annealing the stack of layers at a temperature proximate to 400° C. so that the first lattice-matching layer grows a body centered cubic (BCC) structure.

US Pat. No. 10,657,512

MULTI-USE NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION FRONT END ON A POINT OF SALE SYSTEM

Clover Network, Inc., Su...

1. A point of sale system comprising:an applications microprocessor programmed to instantiate: (i) an operating system for the point of sale system; and (ii) a master NFC service for switching the point of sale system between an unsecure mode and a secure mode;
a discrete microcontroller communicatively coupled with the applications microprocessor and programmed to, in response to the master NFC service switching the point of sale system to the unsecure mode, filter a set of packets received from the applications microprocessor using a filter and a whitelist for the filter; and
a near field communication front end communicatively coupled between the discrete microcontroller and an antenna, for transmitting a near field communication signal based on information from the set of packets via the antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,656,777

CONCEALED USER INTERFACES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a seating surface that is configured to support a user that is seated on the seating surface;
an input device that is concealed behind the seating surface;
a wall panel surface; and
a display device that has a deactivated state in which the display device is concealed behind the wall panel surface, has an activated state in which the display device emits light through the wall panel surface, and is located behind the wall panel surface such that the display device is not visible in the activated state, and
wherein the input device is operable to control a user interface displayed by the display device when the display device is in the activated state.

US Pat. No. 10,656,419

HEAD-UP DISPLAY APPARATUS INTEGRATED WITH CLUSTER

HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a housing;
a head-up display (HUD) device comprising an optical module installed in the housing, a HUD cover unit mounted over the optical module and the housing, and a HUD combiner coupled to the HUD cover unit and configured to display information using light from the optical module, wherein the HUD cover unit comprises a driver side that faces a driver seat; and
a secondary display installed on the driver side of the HUD cover unit such that the secondary display is disposed over the housing when viewing from a driver who is sitting on the driver seat,
wherein the HUD combiner is configured to move between a HUD display position and a HUD non-display position,
wherein when the HUD combiner is at the HUD display position to display information thereon, the secondary display is disposed over the housing and under the HUD combiner when viewing from the driver sitting on the driver seat,
wherein the secondary display comprises:
a bracket coupled to the HUD cover unit;
an optical substrate coupled to the bracket and configured to generate light,
an optical tunnel through which the light irradiated from the optical substrate passes; and
a panel covering the optical tunnel, and coupled to the mounting frame,
wherein the secondary display is configured to display at least one of a warning light and a turn signal light,
wherein the HUD device is configured to display at least one of a vehicle speed, a revolution per minute of an engine, a fuel condition and a vehicle status on the HUD combiner.

US Pat. No. 10,655,971

MAINTAINING A TRAINED NEURAL NETWORK FOR MOBILE DEVICE RSS FINGERPRINT BASED INDOOR NAVIGATION

MAPSTED CORP., Mississau...

1. A method, executed in a processor of a server computing device, of maintaining a trained neural network for mobile device indoor navigation and positioning, the method comprising:determining, in the processor, at a first location relative to a wireless signal source at a second location, a set of received signal strength (RSS) input parameters in accordance with a postulated RSS model, the processor implementing an input layer of a neural network, the set of RSS input parameters providing an RSS input feature to the input layer of the neural network, wherein the neural network comprises,
a first neural network layer corresponding to the set of RSS input parameters for a wireless signal in accordance with a first wireless communication protocol, and
at least a second neural network layer that corresponds to the set of RSS input parameters for the wireless signal in accordance with at least a second wireless communication protocol;
receiving a set of RSS measured parameters acquired at a mobile device positioned at the first location from the wireless signal source at the second location;
computing, at an output layer of the trained neural network, an output error based on comparing the RSS input feature to an RSS output feature generated at the output layer, the RSS output feature being generated at least in part based on a matrix of weights associated with at least one of the first and the at least a second neural network layer; and
if the output error exceeds a threshold value, re-training the neural network based at least in part upon re-initializing the matrix of weights associated with the one of the first and the at least a second neural network layer.

US Pat. No. 10,655,872

LOAD MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD UTILIZING BREAKER METERING DATA AND OCCUPANCY DATA

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A load management system comprising:a number of sensors structured to sense characteristics of a managed area;
a controller including a processor structured to estimate occupancy of the managed area based on outputs of the number of sensors and to implement a load management scheme;
a number of circuit breakers, at least one of the number of circuit breakers being electrically connected to a corresponding load circuit and including a metering circuit structured to meter energy provided to the load circuit and a device control unit structured to control one or more load devices electrically connected to the load circuit based on the load management scheme; and
wherein the processor is structured to implement the load management scheme based on outputs of the sensors and metering information of one or more of the circuit breakers, and
wherein the processor is structured to learn behavior characteristics of the one or more load devices based on the metering information and to adapt the load management scheme based on the learned behavior characteristics to optimize operation of the one or more load devices to improve energy efficiency,
wherein at least one of the number of circuit breakers includes:
separable contacts;
an operating mechanism structured to trip open the separable contacts; and
a trip unit structured to monitor for trip conditions in the load circuit protected by the circuit breaker and to control the operating mechanism to trip open the separable contacts in response to detecting the trip condition;
secondary separable contacts,
wherein the at least one of the number of circuit breakers is structured to open and close the secondary separable contacts in response to communications from the controller to implement the load management scheme.

US Pat. No. 10,655,616

PLUNGER TOOL FOR RECIPROCATION PUMP

QES PRESSURE CONTROL LLC,...

1. A plunger tool for a reciprocating pump, comprising:a guide having a first end, a second end and a wall extending from said first end to said second end, wherein said wall is configured to receive and support a plunger removed from said pump;
a mating piece attached to said second end and configured to engage and mate with a cylinder opening on said pump;
an actuator having a rack and a pinion, wherein rotational motion of said pinion results in linear motion of said rack, said rack has an attachment end which is configured to attach to said plunger such that linear movement of said rack results in linear movement of said plunger.

US Pat. No. 10,655,381

LOCKING DEVICE AND OPENING AND CLOSING MECHANISM HAVING THE SAME

CRRC QINGDAO SIFANG ROLLI...

1. An opening and closing mechanism comprising a locking device, a baseplate, a fairing, a support arm, and a powered push cylinder, wherein:the locking device comprises:
a casing, the casing comprising a first end having a hole and a second end having an opening;
a rod provided within the casing, wherein the rod passes through the hole and extends out of the casing such that a first end portion of the rod is positioned outside the casing, and a fastener is provided on the on the first end portion;
a raised member located outside the casing and provided at a second end portion of the rod, the raised member having a diameter greater than a diameter of the opening, and a gap being formed between the raised member and the casing, wherein when the raised member moves relative to the casing along an axial direction of the rod, a dimension of the gap changes;
a spring sleeved on the rod, wherein when the gap is reduced to zero, the spring on the rod is in a compressed state; and
a first shaft provided on the raised member; and a second shaft provided on the casing adjacent to the first end of the casing;
the locking device is rotatably mounted on the baseplate by the second shaft;
a third shaft is provided on the baseplate; a first end of the support arm is rotatably sleeved on the third shaft, and a second end of the support arm is connected to the fairing by a fairing mounting base;
a sliding groove in which the first shaft of the locking device is slidably located is formed on the support arm; the locking device is connected to a piston rod of the powered push cylinder, such that the piston rod can push the locking device to rotate with respect to the baseplate, and the first shaft slides in the sliding groove to cause the support arm to push the fairing mounting base to open or close the fairing; and
the opening and closing mechanism is further provided with a closed-state limit stop to prevent the fairing from moving beyond a closing position and an open-state limit stop to prevent the fairing from moving beyond a maximal opening position.

US Pat. No. 10,654,575

OFF WING SLIDE RAMP

Air Cruisers Company, LLC...

1. A ramp system for an off wing evacuation slide of an aircraft fuselage, comprising:a ramp comprising a plurality of tubular structures, at least one tubular structure in the plurality of tubular structures comprising a diameter that differs from an adjacent tubular structure; and at least one tubular structure in the plurality of tubular structures comprising a tapering length;
a floor material disposed over the plurality of tubular structures to create an evacuation surface,
wherein a larger diameter of each tubular structures faces an inboard side of the aircraft fuselage.

US Pat. No. 10,660,247

ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING MODULE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. An electromagnetic shielding module, comprising:an electromagnetic shielding film,
a temperature adjusting circuit, an antireflection layer and an underlying layer,
wherein the temperature adjusting circuit is configured for adjusting a temperature of the electromagnetic shielding film; and
the antireflection layer, the electromagnetic shielding film and the underlying layer are sequentially laminated.

US Pat. No. 10,660,200

ARCHIMEDEAN SPIRAL DESIGN FOR DEFORMABLE ELECTRONICS

ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a first functional body;
a second functional body; and
at least one connection member connecting the first functional body to the second functional body, wherein the at least one connection member has a spiral pattern and is suspended in air to allow for stretching, flexing or compressing, and wherein the at least one connection member includes an elastic stretchability of greater than 120% when deformation is applied in-plane relative to a plane of the at least one connection member,
wherein the first functional body includes a thickness, and wherein out-of-plane deformation of the at least one connection member caused by application of the deformation remains within the thickness of the first functional body.

US Pat. No. 10,660,199

MICROFLUIDIC CHANNELS AND PUMPS FOR ACTIVE COOLING OF CIRCUIT BOARDS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A circuit board comprising:a substrate;
a microfluidic channel structure disposed on the substrate, the microfluidic channel structure comprising liquid metal disposed in a microfluidic channel; and
a pump coupled to the microfluidic channel structure, wherein the pump is to pump the liquid metal through the microfluidic channel to actively cool at least a portion of the circuit board, wherein the microfluidic channel structure is disposed in a ground plane of the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,660,198

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a circuit board provided within a main body of the electronic device and comprising alternating laminated layers of a conductive layer made of a conductive material and a dielectric layer made of an insulating material;
a plurality of patch antennas disposed on the circuit board;
a core layer disposed at a central layered portion inside the circuit board and comprising a dielectric layer;
a ground layer disposed below the core layer; and
electro-magnetic band gap (EBG) structures disposed inside the circuit board and configured to restrict interference between signals radiated from the plurality of patch antennas.

US Pat. No. 10,660,197

DIFFERENTIAL PAIR GROUP EQUALIZATION SYSTEM

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A differential pair group equalization system, comprising:a board;
a differential trace pair group that is provided on the board, wherein the differential trace pair group includes a plurality of differential trace pairs;
a transmitter device that is coupled to the board and to each of the plurality of differential trace pairs in the differential trace pair group; and
a receiver device that is coupled to the board and to each of the plurality of differential trace pairs in the differential trace pair group, wherein at least one of the transmitter device and the receiver device is configured to:
identify a first differential trace pair that is included in the plurality of differential trace pairs in the differential trace pair group;
adjust second differential trace pair equalization parameters for a second differential trace pair that is included in the plurality of differential trace pairs in the differential trace pair group; and
determine that first differential trace pair signal transmission capabilities for the first differential trace pair have improved in response to the adjustment of the second differential trace pair equalization parameters for the second differential trace pair and, in response, set the second differential trace pair equalization parameters for the second differential trace pair.

US Pat. No. 10,660,196

FILTER COMPRISING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND BUSBARS

Schaffner EMV AG, Luterb...

1. A filter for electromagnetic noise comprising:a printed circuit board having conductor tracks, having a first side and having a second side opposite the first side,
a first busbar, which is secured on the first side of the printed circuit board and is electrically connected to at least one of the conductor tracks;
a second busbar, which is secured on the second side of the printed circuit board and is electrically connected to at least one of the conductor tracks;
at least one magnetic element arranged in a ring-shaped fashion around the first and second busbars,
wherein at least in a region of the at least one magnetic element the printed circuit board is arranged between the first busbar and the second busbar for the insulation thereof,
wherein the at least one magnetic element together with the first and second busbars forms a current-compensated inductor.

US Pat. No. 10,660,195

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENT PACKAGE INCLUDING SAME

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

1. A printed circuit board comprising:a data line layer on which a data line is disposed;
a ground layer disposed above the data line layer, the ground layer including a common ground and a chassis ground electrically insulated from the common ground;
a power line layer disposed above the ground layer and on which a power line is disposed;
insulation layers interposed between the data line layer and the ground layer and between the ground layer and the power line layer;
a first through electrode passing through the insulation layer and electrically connecting the data line layer to the chassis ground;
a second through electrode passing through the insulation layer and electrically connecting the power line layer to the chassis ground; and
a chassis electrode which electrically connects the chassis ground to a chassis case,
wherein a minimum separation distance between the chassis electrode and the first through electrode and the second through electrode is in a range of 0.1 to 0.25 times a diameter of the chassis electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,660,194

HEAT CONDUCTING MEMBER, PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A heat conducting member comprising:a magnetic substance-containing layer containing a magnetic substance, the magnetic substance being magnetically oriented along a predetermined orientation direction parallel to a longitudinal axis of the magnetic substance; and
a metal-containing layer containing a metal body including a surface crossing the orientation direction of the magnetic substance, the surface facing the magnetic substance-containing layer.

US Pat. No. 10,660,193

MULTILAYER SUBSTRATE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA J...

1. A multilayer substrate comprising:a first metal plate forming a first coil;
a second metal plate facing the first metal plate in a coil-winding axis direction and forming a second coil;
a first insulating layer having therein the first metal plate; and
a second insulating layer having therein the second metal plate,
wherein
a metal foil forming a conductive layer is disposed on at least one of one surface of the first insulating layer, the other surface of the first insulating layer, one surface of the second insulating layer, and the other surface of the second insulating layer,
the conductive layer is connected to the first metal plate through a via hole, and
an electronic component embedded in the first insulating layer is connected to a pattern of the metal foil forming the conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,660,191

PROBABILISTIC MODELS FOR BEAM, SPOT, AND LINE EMISSION FOR COLLIMATED X-RAY EMISSION IN THE KARABUT EXPERIMENT

1. A method of generating a collimated electromagnetic emission, the method comprising:producing an excitation in a sample of multiple particles by vibrationally stimulating the sample thereby transitioning each particle of at least a quantity of the multiple particles from a lower first energy state to a higher second energy state,
wherein the multiple particles of the sample are positioned on a planar support surface, and
wherein the planar support surface comprises deformations that are quadratic or higher-order in transverse surface coordinates; and
generating a collimated electromagnetic emission by de-excitation of at least a portion of the quantity of the multiple particles.

US Pat. No. 10,660,190

X-RAY COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY APPARATUS

Canon Medical Systems Cor...

1. An X-ray computed tomography apparatus comprising:an X-ray tube comprising a cathode configured to emit electrons, an anode configured to generate X-rays upon receiving the electrons from the cathode, and a deflector configured to deflect the electrons from the cathode;
a power supply configured to generate a tube voltage applied between the cathode and the anode; and
a tube voltage controller configured to modulate the tube voltage; and
focus size control circuitry configured to control a size of a focus formed in the anode by applying to the deflector a deflecting voltage of a deflecting voltage value based on a tube voltage value of the tube voltage and a predetermined size, in order to form a focus of the predetermined size in the anode during a period where the tube voltage is modulated by the tube voltage controller.

US Pat. No. 10,660,189

X-RAY DIAGNOSIS SYSTEM AND ANODE-ROTATING COIL DRIVER

CANON MEDICAL SYSTEMS COR...

1. An X-ray diagnosis system comprising:an inter-capacitor terminal that is provided between two capacitors that are serially connected to each other;
a first inter-switching-element terminal that is provided between two first switching elements that are serially connected to each other;
a second inter-switching-element terminal that is provided between two second switching elements that are serially connected to each other; and
a third inter-switching-element terminal that is provided between two third switching elements that are serially connected to each other, wherein
the first inter-switching-element terminal, the second inter-switching-element terminal, and the third inter-switching-element terminal are configured to supply three-phase alternating current power, and the inter-capacitor terminal and two of the first inter-switching-element terminal, the second inter-switching-element terminal, and the third inter-switching-element terminal are configured to supply two-phase alternating current power.

US Pat. No. 10,660,188

ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGING DEVICE

SCHUNK WIEN GESELLSCHAFT ...

1. A discharging device for discharging electrostatic charges from a shaft, said discharging device comprising:a conductor arrangement having at least two bending-elastic conductors;
terminal sections for connecting the conductors to a grounding, each terminal section having a shaft contact section, the shaft contact sections forming a contact arrangement for making contact with two circumferential contact areas of a shaft circumference, the contact areas being arranged opposite each other in a shaft contact plane W, in such a manner that the shaft contact sections are arranged tangentially to the shaft circumference when they are in contact with the shaft circumference; and
a holder accommodating said terminal sections and on which said conductor arrangement is arranged, said holder being made of a carbon-fiber arrangement and running transverse to a shaft longitudinal axis, the holder having two holder legs arranged on a common pivot axis, each holder leg accommodating one of said terminal sections and the holder legs being pivotable against each other in order for a holder angle ? formed between the holder legs to be adjusted and the holder legs being lockable in a defined pivoted position.

US Pat. No. 10,660,187

SMARTPHONE CONTROLLED ACCENT LIGHTING SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED METHOD OF OPERATION

1. A lighting system, comprising:a matrix that contains LEDs of different colors, wherein said matrix can generate different color profiles throughout a range of intensities;
a control module that selectively controls said color profiles and said range of intensities, wherein said control module is operated by command signals transmitted to said control module;
a smartphone that runs a software application, wherein said software application generates a control screen on said smartphone that plots said color profiles versus said range of intensities and enables manual selection of said color profiles and said range of intensities, wherein said smartphone generates said command signals that are then transmitted to said control module for execution, and wherein said color profiles and said range of intensities are selected by touching a point on said control screen.

US Pat. No. 10,660,186

SMART ILLUMINATING CONTROLLER

Hangzhou LMenergysolution...

1. A smart illuminating controller and corresponding mobile apps, wherein transmitters and receivers are able to be set and controlled through a blue tooth and a mobile; wherein the mobile apps is able to search and set the transmitters and the receivers; the transmitters and the receivers are able to be re-named for identifying by users; the transmitters and the receivers are set to different groups; the transmitters and the receivers are able to be set to different groups; a major group which contains different groups is set to meet needs of users; a super major group is set and named to meet different needs; the group, the major group or the super group are able to be controlled and tuned by a mobile; the group decides whether to start a motion sensor to enable the receivers to be controlled by the transmitters automatically or controlled manually; the group is also able to start light sensors; lights is able to be tuned according to changes of environment to remain a constant luminance.

US Pat. No. 10,660,185

LOAD CONTROL SYSTEM HAVING A VISIBLE LIGHT SENSOR

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A method of configuring a sensor that is mounted in a space to record images of the space, the method comprising:recording an image of the space;
processing the image to determine a location of at least one object within the space; and
based on the location of the at least one object within the space, automatically configuring a first mask for identifying a first unmasked portion of the image to be processed to sense an environmental characteristic of the space.

US Pat. No. 10,660,183

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR SYNCHRONIZED SIGNALING OF THE POSITIONS OF MOVING PEDESTRIANS OR VEHICLES

1. A position indicating device which is operable while undergoing movement along with a plurality of other position indicating devices, said position indicating device comprising:at least one emitter which emits a position indicating signal;
a receiver;
a power source; and
electronic circuitry configured and programmed to;
a) receive synchronization signal(s), via the receiver, from other position indicating devices located within a synchronization range of said device; and
b) in response to the receipt of one or more synchronization signal(s) from one or more other position indicating devices located within the synchronization range, causing said at least one emitter to emit a signal that is synchronized with signals being emitted by said one or more other position indicating devices located within the synchronization range;
wherein said at least one emitter comprises at least one light emitter which emits visible or infrared light, and which alternately operates in a top emitting mode wherein light is emitted upwardly or a side emitting mode wherein light is emitted laterally and wherein the electronic circuitry comprises switching circuitry configured to cause the device to switch between top emitting mode and side emitting mode.

US Pat. No. 10,660,182

DISPLAY SYSTEM, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND LIGHTING SYSTEM

TSUBOTA LABORATORY, INC.,...

1. A display system comprising:a device including a light-emitting element that emits toward a user display light used for image display, and first special light within a wavelength range of 360 nm to 400 nm, inclusive, that suppresses the onset and the progression of myopia of the user;
acquisition means for acquiring personal data indicating a given activity of the user within a predetermined past period; and
a control unit that controls irradiation of the first special light on the basis of the acquired personal data when an image is displayed by the display light, wherein
the control unit specifies a period when the user is outdoors in a time band during the day for the predetermined period as an outdoor location period on the basis of the acquired personal data, acquires (1) weather information indicating the weather in the time band during the day and (2) an average value of spectral irradiance of the first special light for each weather type observed outdoors in the time band during the day, calculates an energy amount of the first special light included in sunlight to which the user is exposed during outdoor activity in the time band during the day as a dosed energy amount on the basis of the specified outdoor location period and the acquired weather information and average value, and irradiates the first special light while determining an illuminance and an irradiation period of the first special light on the basis of the calculated dosed energy amount and an irradiated energy amount of the first special light acquired in advance that exhibits an effect of suppressing the onset and the progression of myopia.

US Pat. No. 10,660,181

CONTROLLABLE SILICON LIGHT REGULATION APPARATUS

CHAMP TECH OPTICAL (FOSHA...

1. A controllable silicon light regulation apparatus receiving an alternating current (AC) from an AC source; the controllable silicon light regulation apparatus comprising:a first light emitting diode (LED) source module configured to emit light based on the AC;
a second LED source module configured to emit light based on the AC;
a first controllable silicon light regulation circuit with a first chip configured to provide a first driving current to the first LED source module to emit light, and to adjust the first driving current for adjusting a color temperature of the first LED source; and
a second controllable silicon light regulation circuit with a second chip configured to provide a second driving current to the second LED source module to emit light, and to adjust the second driving current for adjusting a color temperature of the second LED source;
wherein a color temperature of light emitted by the controllable silicon light regulation apparatus is in a range from a first color temperature to a second color temperature; the light emitted by the first LED source module and the light emitted by the second LED source module are mixed by the controllable silicon light regulation apparatus; the first chip stores a plurality of first specified color temperatures, and the second chip stores a plurality of second specified color temperatures; a difference between two adjacent specified color temperatures is 100 Kelvin (K); under a segment dimming mode, the first chip and the second chip respectively set a segment value, and the first chip selects a number of the plurality of the first specified color temperatures as first target color temperatures based on the set segment value, the second chip selects a number of the plurality of the second specified color temperatures as second target temperature based on the set segment value; the segment value is related to a counted number of turn-on times of the AC source in a specified time duration, and each turn-on time corresponds to a first target color temperature and a second target color temperature; a color temperature of the controllable silicon light regulation apparatus is gradually regulated in a loop of target color temperatures; each target color temperature is a mixture of one of the first target color temperatures and one of the second target color temperatures.

US Pat. No. 10,660,180

LIGHT SOURCE DRIVER

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A light source driver, comprising:a power terminal and a ground terminal;
a first circuit branch having at least one light source and a driving transistor connected directly to the at least one light source, the first circuit branch coupled between the power terminal and the ground terminal;
a second circuit branch having a channel length modulation cancellation circuit coupled between the power and ground terminals in parallel to the first circuit branch, the channel length modulation cancellation circuit being configured to generate a feedback signal indicative of fluctuations in a voltage difference across the power terminal and the ground terminal to the first circuit branch, wherein the feedback signal is provided to a gate terminal of the driving transistor; and
a biasing circuit coupled to the driving transistor and the channel length modulation cancellation circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,660,177

POWER CONVERTER FOR LED FIXTURE

ELDOLAB HOLDING B.V., So...

1. A power converter for supplying an output voltage or an output current for powering an LED fixture, the power converter comprising:a primary circuit comprising:
an input terminal for receiving a mains supply voltage; and
a primary winding connected to the input terminal;
a secondary circuit comprising a secondary winding that is magnetically coupled with the primary winding for providing the output voltage or output current, wherein the primary circuit and the secondary circuit are configured as a flyback converter;
a sensor for measuring an electrical characteristic of the secondary circuit, the sensor being configured to measure a voltage across the secondary winding of the secondary circuit as the electrical characteristic of the secondary circuit; and
a detector configured to determine a frequency of the mains supply voltage as an electrical characteristic of the mains supply voltage based on the measured electrical characteristic of the secondary circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,660,175

LIGHTING

Seasonal Specialties, LLC...

1. In an ornamental lighting system with a plurality of connected LED lamps, a method of controlling the perceived color temperature of the lamps comprising:a. on at least one lamp, locating a warm white LED near to a cool white LED;
b. assigning a unique electronic address to each LED;
c. controlling access to each LED via said address;
d. varying the apparent intensity of one of said LEDs relative to the other by increasing the actual light intensity of one LED relative to the other until the desired color temperature is perceivable by a user;
e. remotely controlling the addressable LEDs from a user input display screen;
f. providing a transmission link for receiving input of user color temperature preference from said user input display screen and transmitting said preference to said LEDs via said addresses to implement said user color temperature preference; andwherein the display screen includes a color pallet and wherein the method includes user adjustment user selection of the color pallet to select a desired color temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,660,174

SOLID STATE LUMINAIRE WITH FIELD-CONFIGURABLE CCT AND/OR LUMINOSITY

IDEAL Industries Lighting...

1. A field-configurable solid state luminaire, comprising:a power supply adapted to output a total drive current;
first and second strings of light emitting devices (LED), each string generating light having a different coordinated color temperature (CCT);
a current ratio control circuit adapted to selectively control current through one or both of the first and second LED strings according to a selectable ratio; and
a field-actuated controller adapted to control the power supply to set a maximum luminosity output by the luminaire, and further adapted to control the current ratio control circuit to set a CCT output by the luminaire, the field-actuated controller being further adapted to receive input from externally of product packaging into which the luminaire is packaged upon manufacture.

US Pat. No. 10,660,173

SYSTEM AND METHOD USING SWITCH TO REALIZE LIGHT FIXTURE DIMMING AND STATE RESTORATION

SHENZHEN SENDIS SEMICONDU...

1. A system for realizing lamp dimming and state reset through a switch, wherein comprising a switch, a line voltage sampling module, a switch action judging module and a dimming control module, the switch is connected with at least one lamp; a line voltage output through rectification is sampled by the line voltage sampling module, and a corresponding level signal is output according to a value of the sampled voltage; a present switch action is judged and recognized by the switch action judging module according to the level signal and a duration time of the level signal, and a corresponding control instruction is output to the dimming control module according to the present switch action; and alighting state of each lamp is adjusted or each lamp is controlled to restore an initial lighting state by the dimming control module according to the control instruction.

US Pat. No. 10,660,172

MODULAR LIGHT FIXTURE WITH POWER PACK

Orion Energy Systems, Inc...

1. A light fixture comprising:a fixture body comprising:
a first panel;
a second panel substantially parallel to the first panel; and
a channel coupled to the first panel and the second panel such that the channel is substantially orthogonal to the first panel and the second panel, the first panel and the second panel each extending from an end of the channel;
a support structure coupled to the first panel and the second panel;
a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) spaced apart along a length of the support structure between the first panel and the second panel;
a driver positioned within the channel and electrically coupled to the plurality of LEDs;
a cover extending from the first panel to the second panel, the cover configured to encapsulate the driver within the channel; and
a connector electrically coupled to the driver, the connector configured to facilitate coupling of the driver to a power supply.

US Pat. No. 10,660,171

DISCHARGE LAMP DRIVE DEVICE, LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE, PROJECTOR, AND DISCHARGE LAMP DRIVE METHOD

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A discharge lamp drive device comprising:a discharge lamp driver adapted to supply a drive current to a discharge lamp having a first electrode and a second electrode;
a control section adapted to control the discharge lamp driver; and
a storage section adapted to store a plurality of drive patterns of the drive current,
wherein the control section is configured to select one drive pattern of the plurality of drive patterns based on machine learning, and execute the selected drive pattern, and
wherein in a case in which a predetermined condition is fulfilled, the control section executes a predetermined drive pattern of the plurality of drive patterns without selecting and executing the drive pattern based on the machine learning.

US Pat. No. 10,660,169

DIGITAL STANDBY CONTROL OF A LIGHTING DRIVER USING PEAK DETECTION OF PULSE WIDTH MODULATED OUTPUT REFERENCE CONTROL SIGNAL

CURRENT LIGHTING SOLUTION...

1. A lighting system having a plurality of lighting elements, comprising:a power supply for supplying power;
a lighting driver comprising a microcontroller and configured to receive power from the power supply and output power to the plurality of lighting elements for operation thereof;
a control system in electrical or wireless communication with the microcontroller, and configured to communicate with the microcontroller, to control an operational mode of the plurality of lighting elements via the lighting driver, wherein the microcontroller is configured to transmit an output reference signal as a control signal; and
the lighting driver further including a peak detection circuit configured to: (i) receive the output reference signal from the microcontroller, and (ii) generate a standby control signal from the output reference signal received, to thereby operate the plurality of lighting elements in on mode or standby mode.

US Pat. No. 10,660,168

LIGHTING DEVICE

Rohm Co., Ltd., Kyoto (J...

1. A device comprising:a comparing circuit configured to output a comparison result signal turning on and off a switch by comparing a drive voltage, or a comparison voltage based on the drive voltage, with a predetermined reference voltage; and
a dimmer configured to adjust a light emission current flowing in a light emitting element group and configured to be enabled to generate and disabled from generating the light emission current as a result of the switch being turned on and off,
wherein the comparing circuit is supplied with the drive voltage or the comparison voltage from an upstream side of the light emitting element group.

US Pat. No. 10,660,167

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE MODULE, LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DRIVER, AND LIGHT EMITTING DIODE LIGHTING APPARATUS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) lighting apparatus, comprising:an LED driver to output a driving current;
a switch circuit to select one of first division and second division terminals or one of third and fourth division terminals in response to a color temperature control signal corresponding to a target color temperature and to electrically connect the selected division terminal with a driving current terminal receiving the driving current;
a first resistor circuit connected to the first and second division terminals;
a second resistor circuit connected to the third and fourth division terminals;
a first LED light source electrically connected with the first resistor circuit, the first LED light source to emit first light having a first color temperature; and
a second LED light source electrically connected with the second resistor circuit, the second LED light source to emit second light having a second color temperature higher than the first color temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,660,165

COOKING SYSTEM PARTICULARLY FOR PASTA, RICE AND BREAD

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A cooking system for the preparation of foods, comprising:an oven having a microwave source and a heater;
a plastic bowl including a first stirrer, wherein the plastic bowl is configured to be mounted to the oven, and wherein the plastic bowl is configured to be used when the microwave source is activated; and
a metal bowl interchangeable with the plastic bowl, wherein the metal bowl is configured to be mounted to the oven, and wherein the metal bowl is configured to be used when the heater is activated; and
a plurality of metal bars, each of the plurality of metal bars including a central body spaced apart from a bottom wall of the oven to define a receiving space, a first end coupled with the bottom wall of the oven, and a second end coupled with the bottom wall of the oven, wherein each of the plastic bowl and the metal bowl is configured to be mounted to the plurality of metal bars.

US Pat. No. 10,660,164

COOKTOP DEVICE

1. A cooktop device, comprising:a base component,
an articulated arm having: a first arm part, the first arm part having a first section defining a first horizontal plane, a second section disposed below the first horizontal plane, and a third section interconnecting the first and second sections, and
a second arm part,
said articulated arm being configured to bear exactly one heating element, the heating element attached to the second arm part and disposed at or above the first horizontal plane,
a joint configured to support the second arm part for movement relative to the first arm part, and
a suspension configured to connect the first arm part to the base component.

US Pat. No. 10,660,163

INDUCTION STEAM HUMIDIFIER WITH REPLACEABLE CANISTER

DRI-STEEM Corporation, E...

1. An induction-based steam humidifier system comprising:(a) a base having a first circumferential sidewall defining a first interior volume, the base having an induction coil located within the first circumferential sidewall, the base including a drain-fill port extending into the first interior volume;
(b) a replaceable canister removably received by the base, the canister including:
i. a nonmetallic housing having a second circumferential sidewall defining a second interior volume;
ii. a ferromagnetic member having a third circumferential sidewall, the ferromagnetic member being located within the second interior volume such that the second and third circumferential sidewalls are radially overlapping;
iii. a central opening defined within a bottom portion of the replaceable canister, the central opening receiving the drain-fill port; and
iv. a top discharge port for discharging steam generated within the interior volume, the discharge port being defined within an upper portion of the replaceable canister;
(c) wherein when the replaceable canister is received within the base first interior volume and the induction coil is activated, the third circumferential sidewall is radially overlapping with the induction coil such that the third circumferential sidewall is heated to generate steam from water introduced into the interior volume via the drain-fill port and to discharge steam from the top discharge port.

US Pat. No. 10,660,162

POWER DELIVERY SYSTEM FOR AN INDUCTION COOKTOP WITH MULTI-OUTPUT INVERTERS

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A power delivery system for an induction cooktop, comprising:a plurality of inverters, each of which is configured to apply an output power to a plurality of induction coils electrically coupled thereto via corresponding relays;
a controller configured to:
control a selected inverter to momentarily enter an idle state;
in response to the idle state, control a commutation of a relay connected thereto; and
control an active inverter to increase an output power for the duration in which the selected inverter is in the idle state, thereby decreasing power fluctuations on a mains line.

US Pat. No. 10,660,161

TRANSPARENT PANE HAVING AN ELECTRICAL HEATING LAYER, METHOD FOR ITS PRODUCTION, AND ITS USE

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A transparent pane comprising:i) at least one heatable, electrically conductive coating connected to at least two collection electrodes adapted for electrical connection to two poles of a voltage source so that upon application of a supply voltage, a heating current flows via a heating field formed between the at least two collection electrodes, wherein:
ia) the heating field has at least one communication window free of the heatable, electrically conductive coating, and
ib) the heatable, electrically conductive coating is bounded by a peripheral coating edge, and a peripheral edge strip that is free of the electrically conductive coating and extends all the way to a peripheral pane edge of the transparent pane,
ii) two first sides including a top side and a bottom side, and two second sides including a left side and a right side,
iii) at least one heatable, electrically conductive coating arranged outside the heating field and spatially separated from the heating field by a collection electrode of the at least two collection electrodes that runs along a first side of the pane edge; and
iv) at least one additional electrode arranged in a region of each of the two second sides of the pane edge, each connected to a first collection electrode of the at least two collection electrodes via at least one power supply line that runs along the peripheral coating edge and along a respective one of the two second sides of the pane edge through one or more of:
iva) a section of the peripheral edge strip,
ivb) a section of the peripheral coating edge that is electrically decoupled from the heating field by a respective at least one associated coating free line, and
ivc) a section of the heatable, electrically conductive coating arranged outside the heating field that is electrically decoupled from the heating field by a respective at least one associated coating free line;
wherein the heatable electrically conductive coating arranged outside the heating field comprises:
A) at least one connection conductor electrically associated with each of the at least one additional electrode, and electrically connected to a second collection electrode of the at least two collection electrodes via the heatable, electrically conductive coating, the second collection electrode having an opposite polarity from a polarity of the first collection electrode, and
B) at least two systems of coating-free lines, each comprising at least four coating-free lines, positioned opposite one another as a mirror image relative to a vertical centerline and axis of symmetry of the transparent pane that are configured to direct the heating current, flowing upon application of a supply voltage, from each of the at least one additional electrode to the second collection electrode of opposite polarity via:
B1) at least two current paths comprising a current path a1 and remaining current paths a2 to an, formed in regions of the heatable, electrically conductive coating arranged outside the heating field, and
B2) the at least one connection conductor, wherein lengths of the current paths satisfy a mathematical relationship VH1:
VH1=h1/bn=0.5 to 2.0,
where n represents an integer number from 2 to 30,
a1 designates the current path from the at least one additional electrode to a nearest opposing section of the at least one connection conductor,
h1 represents a height of the current path a1 delimited by two coating-free lines of the at least four coating-free lines,
a2 to an designate the remaining current paths from at least one connection conductor to a nearest section of another connection conductor or from the other connection conductor to the second collection electrode,
bn represents a width of a current path an, and
VH1 represents a ratio of the height of the current path a1 to the width of the current path an.

US Pat. No. 10,660,160

NANO ALUMINA FABRIC PROTECTION PLY FOR DE-ICERS

Goodrich Corporation, Ch...

1. A heating assembly comprising:a nano alumina fabric that comprises:
nano alumina fibers sized in nanometer dimensions grown or woven on glass fibers of a glass fiber matrix or scaffold, and
a polymer resin selected from the group consisting of an epoxy, a phenolic polymer, a bismaleimide, and combinations thereof;
a first adhesive;
a heating element, wherein the nano alumina fabric is attached to the heating element by the first adhesive;
a second adhesive; and
a glass pre-preg fabric, wherein the glass pre-preg fabric is attached to the heating element by the second adhesive on a side of the heating element opposite the nano alumina fabric.

US Pat. No. 10,660,159

TRANSPARENT HEATING DEVICE WITH GRAPHENE FILM

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA REC...

1. A transparent heating device comprising:a graphene film fixed to a transparent substrate;
a first electrode connected to a first edge of the graphene film; and
a second electrode connected to a second edge of the graphene film, wherein there is a resistance gradient across the graphene film from the first electrode to the second electrode, the graphene film comprising a first region adjacent to the first electrode and at least one further region, the first region being adapted to have a lower resistance per square than each of the at least one further regions, the graphene film comprising areas of reduced thickness and/or absence of graphene, the lower resistance per square in the first region with respect to the at least one further region resulting from the surface area and/or thickness of said areas of reduced thickness and/or absence of graphene.

US Pat. No. 10,660,158

HEATED FLOOR PANEL FOR AN AIRCRAFT AND AIRCRAFT HAVING A HEATED FLOOR PANEL

Airbus Operations GmbH, ...

1. A floor panel for an airborne vehicle, the floor panel comprising:a controller housing having a first side-wall, a second side-wall, a top wall and a bottom wall;
a first heated panel configured to heat the floor panel, the first heated panel comprising a top set of panel sheets, a bottom set of panel sheets separated from the top set of panel sheets in at least one region, and a heater element interposed between the top and bottom sets of panel sheets in the at least one region, the bottom set of panel sheets resting on the top wall of the controller housing;
a panel connector arranged in the first side-wall of the controller housing;
a heater connector for connecting the controller housing and the first heated panel and arranged in the top wall of the controller housing;
at least one power line coupled between the panel connector and the heater connector in the controller housing and configured to supply electric power, which is input to the panel connector, to the first heated panel via the heater connector;
a switch connected in the at least one power line between the panel connector and the heater connector; and
a microcontroller arranged in the controller housing and connected to the switch and configured to actuate the switch for interrupting electric power supply to the first heated panel in case of an electric fault in the floor panel, a communication device coupled to the microcontroller and configured to provide wireless communication to and from the microcontroller,
wherein the controller housing is connected to the first heated panel by the heater connector, the heater connector being electrically engaged when the controller housing is mechanically mounted to the first heated panel
wherein a first end of the heater connector projects from the top wall into the first heated panel and a second end of the heater connector projects from the top wall into the controller housing,
wherein the heater connector is configured as a plug-in unit, and
wherein the heater connector electrically connects the first heated panel to the at least one power line.

US Pat. No. 10,660,156

FLEXIBLE FLOW CONTROL MECHANISM FOR NG-RAN INTERFACES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus of a next generation radio access network (NG-RAN) node, the apparatus comprising:a memory; and
processing circuitry arranged to:
determine that downlink (DL) new radio (NR) packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) packet data units (PDUs) for a user equipment (UE) are to be transmitted to another NG-RAN node for transmission to the UE;
generate, for transmission to the other NG-RAN node over an Xn-User plane (Xn-U) interface, the DL NR PDCP PDUs for transmission to the UE;
extract from a downlink Data Delivery Status (DDDS) frame received from the other NG-RAN node in response to transmission of the DL NR PDCP PDUs to the other NG-RAN node:
a highest delivered PDCP Sequence Number (SN) indicator parameter indicating a presence in the DDDS frame of a SN of a highest successfully delivered DL NR PDCP PDU, of the DL NR PDCP PDUs, that is successfully delivered to the UE, and
a highest successfully delivered PDCP SN parameter that provides the SN of the highest successfully delivered DL NR PDCP PDU, when indicated to be present by the highest successfully delivered PDCP SN indicator parameter; and
instruct the memory to remove a set of stored DL NR PDCP PDUs of DL NR PDCP PDUs indicated by the DDDS frame as at least one of transmitted or successfully delivered DL NR PDCP PDUs,
wherein the DDDS frame is usable for both X2 interface DDDS messages and Xn interface DDDS messages.

US Pat. No. 10,660,154

POSITIONING SYSTEM LEVERAGED FOR INSTALLATION AND COMMISSIONING

Honeywell International I...

1. A method for leveraging an indoor positioning system, comprising:installing at least one immobile device with a mobile device placed near a current position of the at least one immobile device;
determining a current position of the mobile device in terms of location coordinates within a building with a tracking mechanism;
correlating the location coordinates to a location having a descriptive name in a building information model of the building;
assigning a unique physical address to the current position;
storing the current position and the unique physical address in a memory device, thereby altering the memory device;
determining a location name for the current position of the at least one immobile device from the descriptive name;
storing the unique physical address and location as a pair in a storage device; and
repeating steps of determining a location name for the current position of the at least one immobile device from the descriptive name and storing the unique physical address and location as a pair in a storage device for virtually all immobile devices being installed whereupon a list of unique physical address and location name pairs is situated in the storage device; and
a tool queries a database for configuration data intended for each immobile device and look-up a physical address of a device using the list of unique physical address and location name pairs and download configuration data to the immobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,660,153

EMERGENCY CALL SUPPORT USING MULTIPLE NETWORK TECHNOLOGIES

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A device comprising:an interface to wirelessly communicate with a first wireless network and a second wireless network;
a memory device to store a set of processor-executable instructions; and
a processor configured to execute the processor-executable instructions, wherein executing the processor-executable instructions causes the processor to:
connect to the first wireless network;
determine whether the first wireless network provides a particular service for determining a position of the device more accurately than a location service provided by the second wireless network, whether the first wireless network provides an emergency call service, and whether the first network provides an emergency call service fallback;
select the first wireless network as a primary network if the first wireless network provides the emergency call service and the particular service;
select the second wireless network as the primary network if the first wireless network does not provide the emergency call service or the particular service;
if the processor selects the first wireless network as the primary network, send a first request to the first wireless network to make an emergency call from the device to an endpoint over the first wireless network; and
if the processor selects the second wireless network as the primary network, perform a fallback emergency call procedure using the second wireless network to connect the device to the endpoint,
wherein when the processor sends the first request to the first wireless network, the processor is further to:
after the first wireless network attempts to place the emergency call in response to the first request, determine whether the emergency call is successfully placed over the first wireless network; and
if the emergency call is not successfully placed,
determine whether the device is still connected to the first wireless network,
if the device is still connected to the first wireless network,
send a second request to the first wireless network to hand off or redirect the device from the first wireless network to the second wireless network, and
place the emergency call to the endpoint over the second wireless network after the device is handed off or redirected from the first wireless network to the second wireless network; and
if the device is not connected to the first wireless network,
connect the device to the second wireless network, and
place the emergency call to the endpoint over the second wireless network.

US Pat. No. 10,660,152

INVOKING DRX MODE BASED ON HIGH-QUALITY CONNECTION

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for configuring service of a user equipment device (UE) when the UE has a first air-interface connection with a first Node-B (NB) and a second air-interface connection with a second NB, wherein on each connection, the UE is operable in a discontinuous reception (DRX) mode and in a non-DRX mode, the method comprising:detecting threshold high quality of the first air-interface connection when the UE is operating in the non-DRX mode on both the first air-interface connection and the second air-interface connection;
responsive to at least detecting the threshold high quality of the first air-interface connection when the UE is operating in the non-DRX mode on both the first air-interface connection and the second air-interface connection, transitioning the UE to the DRX mode on the second air-interface connection while the UE remains in the non-DRX mode on the first air-interface connection; and
upon the transitioning the UE to the DRX mode on the second air-interface connection responsive to at least the detecting of the threshold high quality of the first air-interface connection, retaining the second air-interface connection regardless of absence of bearer data communication on the second air-interface connection, wherein retaining the second air-interface connection regardless of absence of bearer data communication on the second air-interface connection comprises forgoing application by the second NB of an inactivity timer for timing absence of bearer data communication on the second air-interface connection, the expiration of which would trigger release of the second air-interface connection.

US Pat. No. 10,660,151

RADIO TERMINAL, BASE STATION, AND METHOD THEREFOR

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A radio terminal comprising:a memory; and
at least one processor coupled to the memory and configured to:
determine (a) a pathloss level between the radio terminal and a base station, (b) a coverage enhancement level based on the pathloss level, or (c) a coverage enhancement mode configured in the radio terminal; and
choose between non-truncated first information and truncated first information, having a smaller bit length than the non-truncated first information, to be included in an initial uplink Radio Resource Control (RRC) message transmitted within a random access procedure, based on the determined pathloss level, coverage enhancement level, or coverage enhancement mode.

US Pat. No. 10,660,150

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FLEXIBLE USER EQUIPMENT IDENTIFICATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A user equipment in a communication system, comprising:processing circuitry configured to:
provide a first message to a radio access node to resume a passive user equipment context, said first message comprising a UE identifier having:
a flag indicating if said user equipment is resuming connectivity to said radio access node, wherein said flag indicates whether said UE identifier includes a radio access node identifier, and
a first local UE identifier for said radio access node, wherein said first local UE identifier has a flexible size.

US Pat. No. 10,660,149

COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM, COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING APPROPRIATE COMMUNICATION EVEN AFTER UPDATING OF IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing computer-readable instructions that are executable by a processor coupled with a communication terminal comprising a communication interface and a memory, the instructions being configured to, when executed by the processor, cause the communication terminal to:receive identification information from one or more communication devices via the communication interface, each identification information being periodically updated by a corresponding one of the one or more communication devices;
receive discrimination information from the one or more communication devices via the communication interface, the discrimination information being not periodically updated;
store first identification information into the memory, the first identification information being the identification information received from a specified one of the one or more communication devices;
store first discrimination information into the memory, the first discrimination information being the discrimination information received from the specified communication device;
perform communication with the specified communication device via the communication interface by using the first identification information stored in the memory;
after disconnection of the communication using the first identification information, determine whether to use the first identification information or second identification information to reestablish the communication with the specified communication device, the second identification information being identification information to be transmitted by the specified communication device after the disconnection of the communication;
when determining to use the first identification information, reestablish the communication with the specified communication device by using the first identification information; and
when determining to use the second identification information, reestablish the communication with the specified communication device by using the second identification information;
after the disconnection of the communication using the first identification information, receive the identification information and the discrimination information from the one or more communication devices;
determine whether the discrimination information received after the disconnection of the communication includes second discrimination information identical to the first discrimination information stored in the memory, the second discrimination information being discrimination information to be transmitted by the specified communication device after the disconnection of the communication;
when determining that the discrimination information received after the disconnection of the communication includes the second discrimination information, determine to use the second identification information to reestablish the communication with the specified communication device; and
when determining that the discrimination information received after the disconnection of the communication does not include the second discrimination information, determine to use the first identification information to reestablish the communication with the specified communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,660,148

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PAIRING ELECTRONIC DEVICES BASED UPON PROXIMITY

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, with a wireless communication circuit of an electronic device, one or more local area wireless communication signals from one or more external electronic devices operating within an environment of the electronic device;
determining, with one or more processors operable with the wireless communication circuit, a change in a power magnitude of plurality of local area wireless communication signals;
selecting, with the one or more processors, a local wireless area communication signal experiencing a highest change from the plurality of local area wireless communication signals as one local area wireless communication signal;
identifying, with the one or more processors, an external electronic device delivering the one local area wireless communication signal; and
where the change in the power magnitude is positive, performing a pairing operation with the external electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,660,147

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM FOR CONTROLLING WIRELESS CONNECTIONS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:one or more processors; and
a memory storing instructions which, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the communication apparatus to:
perform communication in a wireless local area network (LAN) by operating as one of a base station and a terminal station of the wireless LAN;
receive, from a first another apparatus, a search request containing information about a service to be performed;
transmit a search response to the first another apparatus;
receive a connection request from the first another apparatus;
perform a first determination of whether the communication apparatus is currently connected to the wireless LAN as the terminal station when receiving the connection request;
perform, in a case where it is determined in the first determination that the communication apparatus is currently connected to the wireless LAN as the terminal station, a second determination of whether to cause the first another apparatus to connect to the currently connected wireless LAN, based on a type of the service contained in the search request;
establish a wireless LAN different from the currently connected wireless LAN by the communication apparatus and the first another apparatus when it is determined in the first determination that the communication apparatus is currently connected to the wireless LAN as the terminal station and it is determined in the second determination not to cause the first another apparatus to connect to the currently connected wireless LAN;
communicate with the first another apparatus via a second another apparatus which operates as the base station in the currently connected wireless LAN when it is determined in the first determination that the communication apparatus is currently connected to the wireless LAN as the terminal station and it is determined in the second determination to cause the first another apparatus to connect to the currently connected wireless LAN; and
communicate with the first another apparatus not via the second another apparatus in the wireless LAN established when it is determined in the first determination that the communication apparatus is currently connected to the wireless LAN as the terminal station and it is determined in the second determination not to cause the first another apparatus to connect to the currently connected wireless LAN.

US Pat. No. 10,660,145

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR INDICATING NETWORK MODE

BAICELLS TECHNOLOGIES CO....

1. A method for indicating a network mode, comprising:detecting a format of a value of a Public Land Mobile Network IDentity (PLMN-ID) in a system information block; and
determining, when the value of the PLMN-ID is a value indicated according to a first preset format, the indicated value as information indicating that the network mode is a Neutral Host (NH) mode, wherein the first preset format is a format different from a second preset format which is a format of the PLMN-ID in an Evolved Packet Core (EPC) connected mode;
wherein the method further comprises, after detecting the format of the value of the PLMN-ID in the system information block:
determining, when the value of the PLMN-ID is a value indicated according to the second preset format, the indicated value as information indicating that the network mode is the EPC connected mode.

US Pat. No. 10,660,144

SYSTEMS AND METHODS IN A NETWORK CONTROLLER FOR PROVIDING COMMUNICATION PATHWAYS IN A NETWORK OF MOVING THINGS, FOR EXAMPLE INCLUDING A NETWORK OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Veniam, Inc., Mountain V...

1. A network controller node of a vehicle communication network, the network controller node comprising:at least one module comprising a processor and memory, and being operable to, at least:
communicatively couple to a first Mobile Access Point (MAP) of a vehicle communication network, where the first MAP is associated with a first vehicle fleet;
communicate first messages with a third network node via the first MAP of the vehicle communication network;
communicatively couple to a second Mobile Access Point (MAP) of the vehicle communication network, where the second MAP is associated with a second vehicle fleet independent of the first vehicle fleet; and
communicate second messages with the third network node via the second MAP of the vehicle communication network.

US Pat. No. 10,660,143

TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM (TPMS) MODULE, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ACKNOWLEDGING DATA TRANSMISSIONS FOR TPMS

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) sensor module, comprising:a pressure sensor configured to measure an internal air pressure of a tire and generate tire pressure information;
a microcontroller unit electrically connected to the pressure sensor; and
a transceiver electrically connected to the microcontroller unit and configured to operate in an advertising mode and a standby mode, the transceiver configured to transmit, in the advertising mode, a message including the pressure information,
wherein, on a condition that the transceiver receives, in the advertising mode, an acknowledgement in response to the transmitted message, the microcontroller unit is configured to set the transceiver into the standby mode, and
wherein, while the transceiver is in the advertising mode and on a condition that the transceiver does not receive any acknowledgement in response to the transmitted message within a waiting period, the microcontroller unit is configured to instruct the transceiver to retransmit the message, and the transceiver is configured to retransmit the message in the advertising mode after the waiting period.

US Pat. No. 10,660,142

DEVICE AND METHOD OF HANDLING A RADIO RESOURCE CONTROL CONNECTION

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A communication device for handling a radio resource control (RRC) connection, 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:
communicating with a base station (BS) in a first bandwidth part (BWP) at a first carrier;
receiving a RRC Connection Release message from the BS, wherein the RRC Connection Release message configures the communication device to enter an IDLE state or an INACTIVE state; and
camping on a second BWP at the first carrier;
wherein the communication device determines to select the second BWP instead of the first BWP, when a synchronization signal block (SSB) and an essential system information block (SIB) are broadcasted in the second BWP and no essential SIB or no SSB is broadcasted in the first BWP.

US Pat. No. 10,660,141

COMMUNICATION LINK ESTABLISHMENTS VIA IDENTIFIERS

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A computing device comprising:a data acquisition device to obtain global unique identifier (GUID) of an electronic device using a first communication protocol, wherein the GUID identifies the electronic device;
a processor to:
authenticate, without any input from a user, the electronic device based on the GUID;
determine device characteristic information associated with the electronic device based on the GUID; and
establish a communication link with the electronic device based on the device characteristic information and the GUID, wherein the communication link is implemented based on a second communication protocol that is different from the first communication protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,660,140

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTENTION-BASED UPLINK DATA TRANSMISSION

INTERDIGITAL PATENT HOLDI...

1. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) comprising:a receiver, a transmitter, and a processor;
the receiver and the processor configured to receive a first downlink control information (DCI) having a cyclic redundancy check (CRC) scrambled with a first radio network temporary identifier (RNTI), wherein the first RNTI is associated with a dynamic resource allocation;
the transmitter and the processor configured to transmit, based on the first DCI, a first uplink physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) transmission;
the receiver and the processor further configured to receive a second DCI having a CRC scrambled with a second RNTI, wherein the second RNTI is associated with a semi-persistent resource allocation;
the transmitter and the processor further configured to transmit, based on the second DCI, a second uplink PUSCH transmission;
the receiver and the processor further configured to receive a higher layer signal indicating uplink resources; and
the transmitter and the processor further configured to transmit, based on the higher layer signal and not based on a DCI including a grant, a third uplink PUSCH transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,660,139

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD USING TXOP AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL USING SAME

WILUS INSTITUTE OF STANDA...

1. A wireless communication terminal that wirelessly communicates, the wireless communication terminal comprising:a transceiver for transmitting and receiving a wireless signal; and
a processor for processing the wireless signal,
wherein the processor is configured to:
perform a transmission based on a transmission opportunity (TXOP) limit which is a maximum value of a TXOP, which is a time interval in which a wireless communication terminal has a right to initiate a frame exchange sequence in a wireless medium,
transmit a Null Data Packet Announcement (NDPA) frame informing that a sounding protocol sequence is initiated,
transmit a Null Data Packet (NDP) frame after a predetermined time from when the NDPA is transmitted,
transmit a Beamforming Report Poll (BRP) trigger frame to one or more other wireless communication terminals after the predetermined time from when the NDP frame is transmitted, wherein the BRP trigger frame triggers simultaneous transmission of feedback frames from the one or more other wireless communication terminals, and
when the wireless communication terminal transmits the NDPA frame, the NDP frame, and the BRP trigger frame within the TXOP limit, receive at least one of the feedback frames from the one or more other wireless communication terminals exceeding the TXOP limit, wherein the at least one of the feedback frames is transmitted after the predetermined time from when the BRP trigger frame is received,
wherein each of the feedback frames indicates a state of a channel measured using the NDP frame by a transmitter of the each of the feedback frames and is to be used for a Multi Input Multi Output (MIMO) transmission to the transmitter of the each of the feedback frames or is to be used for a beamforming transmission to the transmitter of the each of the feedback frames.

US Pat. No. 10,660,137

RANDOM ACCESS CHANNEL CONTENTION RESOLUTION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving colliding random access channel messages from multiple User Equipment (UEs) attempting to access a communication system, the received random access channel messages comprising common access information for the multiple UEs; and
transmitting responses to the received random access channel messages, the responses comprising a response to one of the UEs that includes UE identifier information from the common access information and responses to other UEs that assign new UE identifier information to each other UE, wherein the new UE identifier information for each other UE are different from each other and are different from the UE identifier information from the common access information.

US Pat. No. 10,660,136

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR MULTI-USER UPLINK TRANSMISSION

WILUS INSTITUTE OF STANDA...

1. A wireless communication terminal, the terminal comprising:a transceiver; and
a processor,
wherein the processor is configured to:
receive, through the transceiver, a trigger frame from a base wireless communication terminal with which the terminal is not associated, wherein the trigger frame triggers a multi-user uplink transmission,
perform an uplink transmission in response to the trigger frame when the trigger frame allocates one or more random access resource units indicated by a temporary association identifier (AID), wherein the uplink transmission is performed through at least one of the random access resource units indicated by the temporary AID, and
receive, through the transceiver, an ACK frame for the uplink transmission,
wherein ACK information for the terminal is identified from the ACK frame based on the temporary AID, and
wherein the temporary AID is an AID not included in a set of AIDs for AID assignment of each terminal in a basic service set (BSS) and has a value different from any AID included in the set of AIDs for AID assignment.

US Pat. No. 10,660,135

USER EQUIPMENT AND RANDOM ACCESS METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A user equipment communicating with a base station of a wireless communication system including the base station and the user equipment, the user equipment comprising:a processor that:
selects a random access signal group from a plurality of random access signal groups by comparing, with a predetermined threshold value, a size of a Common Control Channel Service Data Unit (CCCH SDU) added with a MAC header, the CCCH SDU being a Radio Resource Control connection resume message for resuming a Radio Resource Control connection transmitted via a common control channel; and
selects a random access signal from the random access signal group; and
a transmitter that transmits the random access signal selected by the processor to the base station,
wherein the transmitter transmits the CCCH SDU through the common control channel using a resource allocated by a response from the base station with respect to the random access signal.

US Pat. No. 10,660,134

MTC UE RANDOM ACCESS METHOD AND DEVICE

CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMM...

1. A method for a random access of a Machine Type Communication (MTC) User Equipment (UE) the method comprising:receiving indication information transmitted by a network side, wherein the indication information indicates at least one Coverage Enhancement (CE) level, and a Physical Random Access Channel (PRACH) resource corresponding to the at least one CE level;
selecting one CE level from a CE level of the MTC UE, and the at least one CE level indicated by the network side, and determining a PRACH resource corresponding to the selected CE level; and
initiating a random access over the PRACH resource corresponding to the selected CE level;
wherein selecting one CE level from the CE level of the MTC UE, and the at least one CE level indicated by the network side, and determining the PRACH resource corresponding to the selected CE level comprises:
selecting the CE level of the MTC UE when the CE level of the MTC UE is among the at least one CE level indicated by the network side; and
selecting the PRACH resource corresponding to the selected CE level indicated by the network side according to the CE level of the MTC UE.

US Pat. No. 10,660,133

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RANDOM ACCESS AND UPLINK DATA TRANSMISSION FOR LOW LATENCY COMMUNICATION

1. A random access method, comprising:receiving, from a User Equipment (UE), a set of random access preambles that is uniquely allocated to the UE, on an extended-Physical Random Access Channel (e-PRACH); and
identifying the UE based on the set of random access preambles that is uniquely allocated to the UE,
wherein the e-PRACH is allocated a predetermined multiple of frequency resources or time resources that is greater than a Physical Random Access Channel,
wherein the set of random access preambles contains an identifier of the UE and additional information of the UE,
wherein a base station determines the identity of the UE from a predetermined number of bits of the random access preambles received from the UE,
wherein when a random access purpose of the UE is determined from the set of random access preambles to be an operation to transmit uplink data, the base station allocates, based on the identification of the UE received in the set of random access preambles, and in response to the receipt of the set of random access preambles from the UE, uplink transmission resources for uplink data transmission to the UE based on a buffer status of the UE determined from the received set of random access preambles, and
wherein the allocating of the uplink transmission resources for uplink data transmission to the UE in response to the receipt of the set of random access preambles from the UE reduces a latency in the e-PRACH when compared to a latency of the Physical Random Access Channel.

US Pat. No. 10,660,132

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SIGNAL DETECTION USING PHY LAYER PROCESSING

Cable Television Laborato...

1. A method for detecting a transmission signature of a signal by a wireless device, the wireless device including a physical layer (PHY) and a processor, the method comprising the steps of:generating a matrix of registrations for each instance of message frames received by the wireless during a specified duration;
calculating a cumulative distribution function (CDF), based on a number of registrations within the generated matrix, for a probability of the presence of the within a measurable vicinity of the wireless device; and
determining the presence of the signal based on the calculated CDF being greater than a predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,660,131

COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE AND METHOD COLLISION AVOIDANCE ON SHARED COMMUNICATIONS RESOURCES

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A communications device, comprising:circuitry configured to:
transmit signals to one or more other communications devices via a wireless access interface to perform device-to-device (D2D) communications;
receive signals from the one or more other communications devices via the wireless access interface, wherein the wireless access interface includes a plurality of predetermined sections of shared communications resources in time divided units;
identify one or more predetermined sections of the plurality of the predetermined sections of the shared communications resources for transmitting signals representing data for transmission to the one or more other communications devices, the identified one or more predetermined sections of the plurality of predetermined sections of the shared communications resources being those in which signals transmitted by the one or more other communications devices are not detected for a number of time divided units;
transmit signals in the identified one or more predetermined sections of the shared communications resources for at least one of the time divided units;
detect, after a collision avoidance time, for at least one subsequent time unit, whether another of the one or more communications devices transmits signals in the identified one or more predetermined sections of the shared communications resources; and
if the circuitry does not detect another communications device transmitting in at least one of the identified one or more predetermined sections of the shared communications resources for the at least one subsequent time unit, transmit signals in the one or more identified sections of the shared communications resources, the signals representing the data being communicated to the one or more other communications devices.

US Pat. No. 10,660,130

CHANNEL ACCESS AND MEDIUM RESERVATION MECHANISM

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method performed by a master device, comprising:contending with other master devices for access to a wireless medium during a first medium reservation window (MRW);
determining a duration of the first MRW based at least in part on a number of master devices contending for access to the wireless medium during the first MRW;
upon gaining access to the wireless medium during the first MRW, transmitting a message to the other master devices advertising a reservation of the wireless medium for a timeslot within a first medium utilization period (MUP); and
servicing one or more client devices over the wireless medium during the reserved timeslot within the first MUP.

US Pat. No. 10,660,128

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CARRIER SENSING AND SYMBOL TIMING BASED ON MULTI-ANTENNA EIGEN-VECTOR COMBINING

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A network device for carrier sensing and symbol timing in a multiple-antenna communication system, the network device comprising:a wireless receiver configured to receive two or more signals from two or more antennas, respectively, each received signal including a known, periodic reference signal transmitted over a respective wireless channel;
processor electronics configured to:
generate a set of column vectors comprising time samples obtained from each of the received signals at the two or more antennas;
compute a multiple-antenna eigen-combining (MAEC) vector, wherein the MAEC vector is a combining gain vector determined by calculating an eigenvector corresponding to a largest eigenvalue from the set of column vectors corresponding to the received signals at the two or more antennas;
multiply the respective received signals with a corresponding combining coefficient of the MAEC vector to obtain a respective weighted signal;
generate a combined signal by summing the respective weighted signal; and
perform carrier sensing and symbol timing on the two or more received signals based on the combined signal.

US Pat. No. 10,660,127

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING LBT MODE AND METHOD FOR LBT MODE SWITCHING

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:receiving, at a user equipment (UE), information from a base station, wherein the information includes a Downlink Control Information (DCI) signaling message indicating a number of scheduled subframes for the UE to perform an uplink transmission after accessing a channel in an unlicensed spectrum;
determining, by the UE, an access mechanism for accessing the channel in the unlicensed spectrum based on a single bit in the DCI signaling message from the base station; and
performing, by the UE, in case of failing to access the channel in a first subframe among the number of scheduled subframes, the uplink transmission in a second subframe next to the first subframe using the access mechanism indicated by the DCI signaling message,
wherein the access mechanism for accessing the channel in the unlicensed spectrum comprises accessing the channel without random back-off using an LBT Cat2 mechanism in which an assessment of whether the channel is idle is performed, and wherein the method further comprising, for a plurality of successive uplink subframes scheduled:
applying the LBT Cat2 mechanism on a first uplink subframe, and
applying the LBT Cat2 mechanism on a plurality of subsequent uplink subframes.

US Pat. No. 10,660,126

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A communication device for transmitting and/or receiving a signal using a plurality of radio communication systems, the communication device comprising:a non-transitory computer-readable medium that stores computer-executable instructions; and
a processor that executes the computer-executable instructions stored in the non-transitory computer-readable medium to perform at least functions of:
transmitting a signal configured to reserve a first frequency indicating that a radio wave of a prescribed frequency band is used using a first radio communication system among the plurality of radio communication systems;
transmitting, after transmitting the signal indicating that the radio wave is used, a signal configured to request transmission of data to another communication device using a second radio communication system that is different from the first radio communication system;
transmitting, after transmitting the signal configured to reserve the first frequency, a signal including service set identification information identifying a network of the first radio communication system; and
configuring, in a case of transmitting the signal configured to request the transmission of data to the other communication device using the second radio communication system, information indicating not to designate a specific network to the service set identification information.

US Pat. No. 10,660,125

BASE STATION APPARATUS, WIRELESS TERMINAL APPARATUS, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A base station apparatus that performs a wireless communication with a plurality of wireless terminal apparatuses according to Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.11, comprising:frame generation circuitry that generates one or more first Contention Free-End (CF-END) frames, each first CF-END frame including end information indicating that a Transmission OPportunity (TXOP) period assigned for communication with one of the plurality of wireless terminal apparatuses has expired and a Beacon element including identifier information associated with the base station apparatus, each of the one or more first CF-END frames being for use by another one of the plurality of wireless terminal apparatuses to start scan procedure, and
transmission circuitry that transmits the generated one or more first CF-END frames to the plurality of wireless terminal apparatuses by using a plurality of different transmission beams.

US Pat. No. 10,660,124

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REQUESTING SYSTEM INFORMATION

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

9. A user equipment (UE) requesting system information in a wireless communication system, the UE comprising:a memory;
a transceiver; and
a processor, operatively connected with the memory and the transceiver, wherein the processor is configured to:
control the transceiver to transmit, to a base station (BS), a random access preamble for requesting system information;
control the transceiver to receive, from the BS, a random access response (RAR) message including a medium access control (MAC) subheader,
wherein the MAC subheader comprises a random access preamble identifier (RAPID) corresponding to the transmitted random access preamble for requesting system information, and
wherein the RAR message comprises no MAC RAR corresponding to the RAPID; and
determine that a random access procedure is completed, based on the RAR message comprising no MAC RAR corresponding to the RAPID, and
receive, from the BS, the system information without transmitting a message to the BS in response to the RAR message based on the RAR message comprising no MAC RAR corresponding to the RAPID.

US Pat. No. 10,660,123

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OBTAINING CONFIGURATION INFORMATION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for obtaining configuration information of a grant-free transmission unit, comprising:receiving, by an access device, configuration information of a grant-free transmission unit of the access device, wherein the grant-free transmission unit refers to a transmission resource for grant-free transmission, and the configuration information of the grant-free transmission unit comprises at least one or more of the following information: information about the grant-free transmission unit or information about a grant-free transmission control mechanism, wherein
the information about the grant-free transmission unit is one or more of the following information:
time-domain resource information, frequency-domain resource information, space-domain resource information, code-domain resource information, or pilot resource information; and
the information about the grant-free transmission control mechanism is one or more of the following information:
uplink power control information, modulation and coding scheme information, or retransmission mechanism information;
receiving, by the access device, information about a grant-free area to which the access device belongs, wherein the grant-free area is a set of one or more access devices, and the configuration information of the grant-free transmission unit of the access device is configuration information of a grant-free transmission unit in the grant-free area to which the access device belongs;
sending, by the access device, the configuration information of the grant-free transmission unit to one or more terminal devices in a coverage area of the access device; and
receiving, by the access device from the one or more terminal devices, data transmitted based on the configuration information of the grant-free transmission unit.

US Pat. No. 10,660,122

BASE STATION APPARATUS, TERMINAL APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD THEREOF

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A base station apparatus for communicating with a terminal apparatus, the base station apparatus comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit an uplink grant indicating a resource for transmitting uplink data to the terminal apparatus; and
a receiver configured to receive the uplink data transmitted from the terminal apparatus based on the uplink grant, and the uplink data transmitted from the terminal apparatus without being based on the uplink grant, wherein
in a case that the receiver receives the uplink data based on the uplink grant from the terminal apparatus, the transmitter transmits a delivery confirmation signal for the uplink data by using a control channel including the delivery confirmation signal only for the uplink data, and
in a case that the receiver receives the uplink data without being based on the uplink grant from the terminal apparatus, the transmitter transmits a delivery confirmation signal for the uplink data by using a control channel including the delivery confirmation signal for multiple terminal apparatuses including the terminal apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,660,121

SEQUENCE-BASED SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A sequence-based signal processing method comprising:determining, by a terminal, a sequence {fn} consisting of 24 elements, wherein fn is an element in the sequence {fn}, fn meets fn=xn·e2?·j·a·n, 0?n?23, n is an integer, a is a real number, xn=e?·j·sn/4, sn is an element in a sequence {sn} consisting of 24 elements, the sequence {sn} belongs to a sequence set, and the sequence set comprises following sequences: {?3, 3, 1, 3, ?1, 1, ?3, 1, ?3, 1, ?1, ?3, ?1, ?3, ?3, ?3, ?3, ?1, ?1, ?1, 1, 1, ?3, ?3}, {?1, ?3, 3, 1, 1, ?3, 1, ?3, ?3, 1, ?3, ?1, ?1, 3, ?3, 3, 3, 3, ?3, 1, 3, 3, ?3, ?3}, {?1, ?3, 3, ?1, 3, 1, 3, ?1, 1, ?3, ?1, ?3, ?1, 1, 3, ?3, ?1, ?3, 3, 3, 3, ?3, ?3, ?3}, {3, ?1, 3, ?1, 1, ?3, 1, 1, ?3, ?3, 3, ?3, ?1, ?1, ?1, ?1, ?1, ?3, ?3, ?1, 1, 1, ?3, ?3}, {3, ?1, 1, ?1, 3, ?3, 1, 1, 3, ?1, ?3, 3, 1, ?3, 3, ?1, ?1, ?1, ?1, 1, ?3, ?3, ?3, ?3}, {1, ?3, 3, ?1, ?3, ?1, 3, 3, 1, ?1, 1, 1, 3, ?3, ?1, ?3, ?3, ?3, ?1, 3, ?3, ?1, ?3, ?3}, {?3, ?1, 1, ?3, ?3, 1, 1, ?3, 3, ?1, ?1, ?3, 1, 3, 1, ?1, ?3, ?1, ?3, 1, ?3, ?3, ?3, ?3}, {?3, 1, ?3, 1, ?3, ?3, 1, ?3, 1, ?3, ?3, ?3, ?3, ?3, 1, ?3, ?3, 1, 1, ?3, 1, 1, ?3, ?3}, and {3, ?3, ?3, ?1, 3, 3, ?3, ?1, 3, 1, 1, 1, 3, ?1, 3, ?3, ?1, 3, ?1, 3, 1, ?1, ?3, ?3};
mapping, by the terminal, the sequence {fn} to 24 subcarriers to generate a first signal; and
sending, by the terminal, the first signal.

US Pat. No. 10,660,120

DOWNLINK SIGNAL RECEPTION METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT, AND DOWNLINK SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD AND BASE STATION

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of receiving a downlink signal by a user equipment, the method comprising:detecting a control channel (CCH) from one of CCH candidates by monitoring the CCH candidates in a search space which is a set of the CCH candidates of an aggregation level L (where L is a positive integer) within a time transmission interval (TTI); and
receiving downlink data based on downlink control information carried by the CCH,
wherein the TTI includes a plurality of time symbols in a time domain,
wherein the search space spans N time symbols (where N is a positive integer) among the plural time symbols,
wherein each of the CCH candidates consists of one of the N time symbols in the time domain and L control channel elements (CCEs) in a frequency domain, and
wherein the search space includes a greatest number of CCH candidates on a first time symbol of the N time symbols.

US Pat. No. 10,660,119

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HANDLING SCELL DEACTIVATION TIMER IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ASUSTek Computer Inc., T...

1. A method of a network node, the method comprising:configuring a User Equipment (UE) with a first Secondary Cell (SCell);
configuring the UE to use a first SCell deactivation timer for the first SCell;
configuring the UE with a Semi-Persistent Scheduling (SPS) resource on the first SCell;
configuring the UE not to use the first SCell deactivation timer if a length of the first SCell deactivation timer is shorter than a SPS interval of the SPS resource; and
not configuring the UE not to use the first SCell deactivation timer if the length of the first SCell deactivation timer is longer than or equal to the SPS interval of the SPS resource.

US Pat. No. 10,660,118

LOGICAL CHANNEL PRIORITY RECONFIGURATION FOR MAC-CES IN NR

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method performed by a network node in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a request message to alter a logical channel prioritization (LCP) order from a user equipment (UE);
determining to alter the LCP order utilized by the UE to an altered LCP order, wherein the determining to alter the LCP order is responsive to the network node receiving the request message; and
indicating the altered LCP order to the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,660,116

FALSE SCHEDULING REQUEST PREVENTION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method at a scheduling node in a wireless communication network of scheduling mobile terminals submitting Scheduling Requests, SRs, in SR resources, comprising:detecting that a first SR received from a first mobile terminal in a first SR resource is indicated to cause interference to at least a second SR resource, wherein the detecting comprises detecting that an orthogonal code of the first SR resource, being in a same Resource Block, RB, pair as the second SR resource, is susceptible to frequency error, wherein the detecting that the first SR of the first SR resource is indicated to cause interference comprises:
detecting that a cyclic shift of the first SR of the SR first resource, being in a same Resource Block, RB, pair as the second SR resource, is susceptible to timing error;
scheduling the first mobile terminal at a first scheduling occasion; and
awaiting scheduling of a second mobile terminal associated with the second SR resource at least until a second scheduling occasion,
wherein in case the second SR resource is subject to interference at repeated scheduling occasions, the second mobile terminal is scheduled after a predetermined number of scheduling occasions has passed, if it is determined that the second SR resource comprises a second SR.

US Pat. No. 10,660,115

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONFIGURING A SEMI-PERSISTENT SCHEDULER

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for scheduling communication resources, the method comprising:scheduling, using a scheduler, communication between an access node and a plurality of wireless devices, wherein the plurality of wireless devices comprise a relay wireless device providing relay services to a first plurality of end-user wireless devices, and a second plurality of end-user wireless devices that communicate with the access node without being relayed by the relay wireless device;
receiving a status communication at the access node from the relay wireless device that the relay wireless device is operating as a relay between the first plurality of end-user wireless devices and the access node;
receiving non-relayed communication at the access node from the second plurality of end-user wireless devices;
assigning with a default periodicity, using the scheduler, wireless resources for the second plurality of end-user wireless devices, based on the received non-relayed communication;
assigning with an adjusted periodicity, using the scheduler, wireless resources for the relay wireless device using a semi-persistent scheduling, wherein the adjusted periodicity is decreased from the default periodicity, based on the received status communication; and
communicating data between the access node and the relay wireless device using the adjusted periodicity.

US Pat. No. 10,660,111

NETWORK RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A device, comprising:one or more memories; and
one or more processors, communicatively coupled to the one or more memories, to:
receive network condition information,
the network condition information being indicative of network resource availability at a plurality of locations;
process the network condition information to associate network resource availability identified in the network condition information with one or more airspace voxels that represent one or more three-dimensional (3D) portions of airspace corresponding to the plurality of locations;
receive flight parameters relating to a proposed flight plan of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) through airspace represented by a set of airspace voxels, and network performance parameters associated with the proposed flight plan;
determine that the network resource availability that is associated with the set of airspace voxels fails to satisfy the network performance parameters; and
perform one or more actions to enable the UAV to access network resources that satisfy the network performance parameters based on determining that the network resource availability that is associated with the set of airspace voxels fails to satisfy the network performance parameters;
wherein the one or more processors, when performing the one or more actions, are to:
adjust the proposed flight plan to indicate that the UAV is to avoid a first airspace voxel, in the set of airspace voxels, and traverse an adjacent airspace voxel.

US Pat. No. 10,660,110

ADAPTIVE THROUGHPUT AND BANDWIDTH FOR ENHANCED CATEGORY OF MOBILE DEVICES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method of conducting wireless communications between a user equipment device (UE) and a wireless communication network, the method comprising:by the UE:
communicating to the wireless communication network a device category of the UE, the device category specifying different parameters for devices implementing each of a plurality of classes of applications;
establishing a communication channel with the wireless communication network, the communication channel having parameters determined at least in part based on the device category of the UE, wherein the parameters comprise a fixed bandwidth;
indicating to the wireless communication network, after establishing the communication channel, that the UE is implementing a specific application, the specific application belonging to a first class of the plurality of classes of applications; and
receiving an indication from the wireless communication network that the communication channel parameters have changed, wherein the received indication is in response to the indicating that the UE is implementing the specific application, wherein changed parameters comprise an increased bandwidth.

US Pat. No. 10,660,109

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO SUPPORT MULTIPLE CONFIGURATIONS FOR POSITIONING REFERENCE SIGNALS IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for supporting multiple configurations of reference signals for Observed Time Difference of Arrival (OTDOA) positioning, comprising:sending, by a user equipment to a location server, a capabilities message identifying two or more reference signal bandiwth supported by the uer equipment to enable the location server to select a plurality of cells transmitting reference signals according to the two or more reference signal bandwidths supported by the user equipment, wherein the two or more reference signal bandwidths include at least one wide reference signal bandwidth and at least one narrow reference signal bandwidth;
receiving, at the user equipment from the location server, positioning assistane data including reference signal configuration parameters for each cell of the selected plurality of cells transmitting reference signals according to the two or more reference signal bandwidths supported by the user equipment; and
performing, by the user equipment, positioning mesurements for one or more of the selected plurality of cells transmitting the reference signals based on the reference signal configuration parameters for each cell of the one or more of the selected plurality of cells.

US Pat. No. 10,660,108

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EFFICIENTLY TRANSMITTING INFORMATION ACQUIRED BY A TERMINAL TO A BASE STATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method performed by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:detecting a radio link failure (RLF);
receiving, from a base station, a user equipment (UE) information request message; and
transmitting, to the base station, a UE information response message as a response to the UE information request message, the UE information response message including first time information associated with the RLF, second time information associated with the RLF, a physical cell identity of a primary cell where the RLF is detected, and third information for identifying a carrier frequency of the primary cell,
wherein the first time information associated with the RLF includes time elapsed since a last RLF and the second time information associated with the RLF includes time elapsed since a last handover initialization until the RLF,
wherein the UE information response message including fourth information indicating that a log measurement report of a neighboring cell is affected by in-device coexistence (IDC) is transmitted via a signaling radio bearer (SRB) 2 in case that the log measurement report is included in the UE information response message,
wherein the UE information response message is transmitted via an SRB 1 in case that the log measurement report is not included in the UE information response message,
wherein the SRB 1 is used for a special case non-access stratum (NAS) message and a radio resource control (RRC) message using a dedicated control channel (DCCH) logical channel,
wherein the SRB 2 is used for a NAS message and an RRC message including the log measurement report, and
wherein the SRB 2 has a lower priority than the SRB 1.

US Pat. No. 10,660,107

METHOD OF AVOIDING WI-FI INTERFERENCE USING CHANNEL STRUCTURE CHARACTERISTICS AND BLUETOOTH APPARATUS USING SAME

ABOV Semiconductor co., L...

1. A Bluetooth apparatus, the apparatus comprising:a Wi-Fi communication unit configured to use a Wi-Fi channel;
a control unit configured to:
divide Bluetooth channels into a plurality of divided groups including a first group, a second group, and a third group,
receive information of the Wi-Fi channel in use by the Wi-Fi communication unit, and
select a divided group from among the divided groups on a basis of the received information of the Wi-Fi channel in use, wherein the selected divided group does not include a frequency band of the Wi-Fi channel used by the Wi-Fi communication unit; and
a Bluetooth communication unit configured to use channels included in the selected divided group.

US Pat. No. 10,660,106

RADIO RESOURCE MANAGER DEVICES AND RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICES

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A radio resource management system comprising:a receiver to receive a plurality of registration requests, each of the registration requests being from a separate one of a plurality of radio communication devices, the receiver further to receive, prior to receiving a spectrum assignment request from a first radio communication device among the plurality of radio communication devices, location information and radio information from the plurality of radio communication devices;
a transmitter; and
a processor configured to determine available spectrum based on the radio information and the location information and to cause the transmitter to transmit a spectrum assignment to the first radio communication device based on the available spectrum.

US Pat. No. 10,660,105

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MULTI-USER OPERATION WITH DUPLEX MEDIUM ACCESS CONTROL

Marvell Asia Pte, Ltd., ...

1. A method for establishing multi-user operation with duplex medium access control in a wireless local area network, the method comprising:transmitting, from an access point, a trigger frame to one or more client stations in a wireless local area network;
in response to transmitting the trigger frame, receiving, at the access point, one or more uplink data packets from the one or more client stations;
determining, at the access point, by decoding each uplink data packet of the one or more uplink packets, whether any of the one or more client stations support duplex operation; and
transmitting, from the access point, a downlink data packet configured in a multi-user data format to at least one destined client station determined to support duplex operation while simultaneously receiving the one or more uplink data packets from the one or more client stations.

US Pat. No. 10,660,104

INACTIVITY COORDINATION FOR MULTI-RAT DUAL-CONNECTIVITY

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A first wireless station, comprising:a first communications interface for sending or receiving packets using a first wireless network;
a second communications interface for exchanging messages with a second wireless station using a second wireless network different than the first wireless network;
one or more memories to store instructions; and
one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to:
identify, for an end device, a multi-radio access technology (RAT) dual connectivity scenario with dedicated bearers,
detect inactivity for a first bearer using the first wireless station,
send, to the second wireless station and in response to the detecting, an inactivity status check for a second bearer of the multi-RAT dual connectivity scenario,
wait for a release request from the other wireless station, when a response to the inactivity status check is received by the first wireless station within a designated time window, and
initiate an inactivity procedure for the end device when the release request is received.

US Pat. No. 10,660,103

PADDING OPTIONS FOR TRIGGER FRAME IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A wireless communication device comprising:a communication interface; and
processing circuitry that is coupled to the communication interface, wherein at least one of the communication interface or the processing circuitry configured to:
determine a plurality of capabilities of a plurality of other wireless communication devices associated with the wireless communication device in a wireless network, wherein the plurality of capabilities include at least one operational characteristic of the plurality of other wireless communication devices communicated by the plurality of other wireless devices when establishing network communications;
generate a first orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) frame that includes resource unit (RU) allocation specified for the plurality of other wireless communication devices and media access controller (MAC) padding that is based on at least one of the plurality of capabilities of at least one of the plurality of other wireless communication devices, and includes at least one wireless station (STA) identifier (ID) that is not used by any of the plurality of other wireless communication devices associated with the wireless communication device in the wireless network;
transmit the first OFDMA frame to the plurality of other wireless communication devices to be processed by the plurality of other wireless communication devices to determine the RU allocation and the MAC padding included therein; and
receive a second OFDMA frame from the plurality of other wireless communication devices based on the RU allocation.

US Pat. No. 10,660,102

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BROADCAST CHANNEL DECODER

MBIT WIRELESS, INC., Irv...

1. A method for broadcast channel decoding of Physical Broadcast Channel (PBCH) at a client terminal, wherein the PBCH is formed from sets of a plurality of a predetermined radio frames and each of the sets has a Transmission Time Interval (TTI) and each of the radio frames is composed of a Master Information Block (MIB) payload and Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) and includes a same predetermined number of fixed coded bits, the method comprising:controlling, by a processing device at the client terminal, combining the predetermined number of fixed coded bits for a predetermined number of the radio frames across a plurality of different TTIs, wherein the combining is performed at least one of (i) before applying scrambling based on a scrambling phase as per a radio frame offset within a given TTI, (ii) for all radio frame offsets within a predetermined number of TTIs, or (iii) after applying the scrambling based on the scrambling phase as per the radio frame offset within the given TTI;
controlling, by the processing device, the channel decoding of the PBCH by performing tail-biting convolutional coding (TBCC) on a K=40 bit input block of bits of the MIB payload and CRC of a given radio frame, in which the MIB payload includes a DL Bandwidth (DL BW) field 3 bits in width, a Physical Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ) Indicator Channel (PHICH) Configuration 3 bits in width, a System Frame Number (SFN) field eight bits in width and a spare field 10 bits in width, and in which the TBCC is by L?1 shift registers initialized with a last L?1 bits of the 40 bit input block, in which L is a predetermined constraint length, in which decoding of an output corresponding to a seventh input bit is performed using a known state of the shift registers at that time; and
controlling, by the processing device, starting Viterbi decoding with a second known state based on known first six bits of the PBCH payload and starting the decoding from output bits corresponding to the seventh input bit, continuing the decoding through a buffer associated with the decoding to wrap around to a sixth input bit such that a final state is same as a known initial state.

US Pat. No. 10,660,101

IDENTIFYING A BEAM IN 5G WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

1. A user equipment device, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
determining a signal strength of a reference signal over a determined period of time received from a base station device;
determining a correlation value associated with the user equipment device and the base station device;
determining whether to select a beam for a transmission from the base station device to the user equipment device according to a single state beam selection protocol or a two stage beam selection protocol, comprising:
in response to the signal strength being below a defined threshold, and the correlation value being below a correlation value threshold, selecting the beam according to the two stage beam selection protocol, and
in response to the signal strength being above the defined threshold, and the correlation value being above the correlation value threshold, selecting the beam according to the single stage beam selection protocol, and
transmitting channel state information associated with the beam to the base station device via an uplink control channel.

US Pat. No. 10,660,100

ROBUST DOWNLINK CONTROL INFORMATION WITH FLEXIBLE RESOURCE ASSIGNMENTS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a processor configured to cause a device to:
receive downlink control information over a machine type communication (MTC) physical downlink control channel (MPDCCH) from a base station;
wherein the downlink control information includes an indication of an uplink resource assignment for the device, wherein the indication of the uplink resource assignment includes first information indicating a starting physical resource block (PRB) associated with the uplink resource assignment, and second information indicating a number of contiguous PRBs associated with the uplink resource assignment, and where the uplink resource assignment is larger than six PRBs; and
transmit data to the base station according to the uplink resource assignment.

US Pat. No. 10,660,099

COMMUNICATION CONTROL DEVICE, COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, AND TERMINAL DEVICE

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A method for a user equipment, the method comprising:performing aggregation of:
a first group including a primary cell and one or more secondary cells managed by a first base station, and
a second group including one or more secondary cells managed by a second base station; and
receiving, in a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) of the primary cell included in the first group, first scheduling information for cross carrier scheduling for the one or more secondary cells included in the first group,
wherein second scheduling information for cross carrier scheduling for the one or more secondary cells included in the second group, is not transmitted in the PDCCH of the primary cell included in the first group.

US Pat. No. 10,660,098

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING SIGNAL BY TERMINAL SUPPORTING DUAL-CONNECTIVITY BETWEEN E-UTRA AND NR AND TERMINAL PERFORMING THE METHOD

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

2. A terminal supporting dual-connectivity between evolved universal terrestrial radio access (E-UTRA) and new radio (NR), the terminal comprising:a transceiver transmitting an uplink signal and receiving a downlink signal using the dual-connectivity; and
a processor controlling the transceiver,
wherein the E-UTRA uses at least one of E-UTRA operating bands 1, 3, 5, and 7,
wherein the NR uses one of NR operating bands n77, n78, and n79,
wherein an uplink center frequency of a first operating band among the E-UTRA operating bands and the NR operating bands is a first value, and a downlink center frequency of the first operating band is a second value, a predetermined maximum sensitivity degradation (MSD) is applied to reference sensitivity used for reception of the downlink signal.

US Pat. No. 10,660,097

MOBILE COMMUNICATION BASE STATION AND METHOD FOR ALLOCATING RESOURCES OUTSIDE OF A VIRTUAL CARRIER BASED ON UE CAPABILITIES

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A communications device for receiving data from a mobile communications network, the mobile communications network including one or more network elements providing a wireless access interface for the communications device, the communications device comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit data to the mobile communications network via the wireless access interface provided by the one or more network elements of the mobile communications network;
a receiver configured to receive data from the mobile communications network via the wireless access interface provided by the one or more network elements of the mobile communications network, the wireless access interface providing a plurality of communications resource elements across a host frequency bandwidth, and including, within the host frequency bandwidth a first section of communications resource elements within a first frequency bandwidth for allocation to reduced capability devices forming a first virtual carrier, the reduced capability devices each having a receiver bandwidth which is greater than or equal to the first frequency bandwidth but less than the host frequency bandwidth; and
a controller configured in combination with the transmitter and the receiver to
transmit to the mobile communications network a relative capability of the communications device to receive data via the wireless access interface, the relative capability comprising at least an indication of a relative bandwidth of the receiver to receive signals within the host frequency range greater than or equal to the first bandwidth; and
receive an allocation of communications resource elements which include communications resource elements which are outside the first frequency bandwidth, but within the bandwidth of the receiver, in response to the indication of the relative capability of the communications device.

US Pat. No. 10,660,096

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR IDENTIFYING BASIC SERVICE SET

1. A method for communicating in a wireless local area network, the method comprising:broadcasting, by a first access point (AP), communication, the communication including a color indication and a first color value, the color indication having a value, the first color value identifying at least one basic service set (BSS) managed by the first AP; and
transmitting, by the first AP, a physical layer protocol data unit (PPDU) to a receiving station,
wherein the PPDU comprises a signal field, the signal field including a partial association identifier (AID) identifying the receiving station, the partial AID including, when the color indication has a first value, a second color value;
wherein the second color value matches the first color value thereby allowing the receiving station to associate the PPDU with the first AP.

US Pat. No. 10,660,095

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING IN-BAND CARRIER USE BASED ON CAPACITY-MODE OF SERVICE ON HOST CARRIER

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

12. A method in a wireless communication system in which a base station provides service on a host carrier having a host-carrier occupied frequency bandwidth and provides service on a guest carrier having a guest-carrier frequency bandwidth defined within and narrower than the host-carrier occupied frequency bandwidth, the method comprising:connecting with and serving by the base station a wireless client device (WCD) on the guest carrier;
determining that the base station is operating in a particular mode on the host carrier, wherein the particular mode on the host carrier comprises at least one mode selected from the group consisting of having beamforming enabled on the host carrier and serving at least one relay node on the host carrier; and
based at least on the base station operating in the particular mode on the host carrier, offloading the WCD from being served by the base station on the guest carrier (i) to being served by the base station on a carrier external to the host-carrier occupied frequency bandwidth or (ii) to being served by another base station.

US Pat. No. 10,660,094

TERMINAL DEVICE, BASE STATION APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal apparatus configured to communicate with a base station apparatus, the terminal apparatus comprising:reception circuitry configured selectively to receive either first OFDM symbols in a first frame structure or second OFDM symbols in a second frame structure, and
demodulation circuitry configured to selectively demodulate either the first OFDM symbols or the second OFDM symbols, wherein
the first frame structure is used in a first cell,
the second frame structure is used in a second cell, the second cell being different from the first cell,
the first frame structure includes a plurality of first subframes each including 14 first OFDM symbols,
the second frame structure includes a plurality of second subframes each including 14 second OFDM symbols, the plurality of second subframes being grouped into one or more groups,
spacing between a plurality of subcarriers in each of the second OFDM symbols is m times 15 kHz where m is a natural number equal to a quantity of groups into which the plurality of second subframes are grouped,
duration for each of the plurality of first subframe is 1 ms and duration for groups into which the plurality of second subframes are grouped is 1 ms,
a cell-specific reference signal is included in the first frame structure, and the cell-specific reference signal is not included in the second frame structure.

US Pat. No. 10,660,093

BASE STATION AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING RADIO RESOURCES ALLOCATION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A base station, comprising:a transceiver capable of performing multi-carrier radio transmission within a radio frequency band, wherein the transceiver is configured to receive a service quality request from each of a plurality of user equipment devices requesting a service quality from the base station; and
a radio resource controller, configured to dynamically allocate a subcarrier of the multi-carrier radio transmission to each of the user equipment devices and dynamically configure a pulse shape of the subcarrier in response to the service quality request of the user equipment device;
wherein the service quality request of a user equipment device comprises information of at least one of the following:
a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of the user equipment device;
a mobility of the user equipment device;
a synchronization capability of the user equipment device;
a battery status of the user equipment device; and
a bandwidth requirement of the user equipment device.

US Pat. No. 10,660,092

TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND TRANSMISSION METHOD

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A transmission apparatus comprising:a receiver, which, in operation, receives control information associated with one or more sequences;
circuitry, which, in operation, generates a reference signal using one of the one or more sequences based on the received control information, the one or more sequences being grouped into a group and being M number of sequences with sequence numbers r, by which absolute value of difference between rb/Nb and r/N is the smallest M values, where Nb is a defined sequence length which is common to all cells, rb is an integer number which is less than Nb, and N is a sequence length which depends on a transmission bandwidth; and
a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits the generated reference signal.

US Pat. No. 10,660,091

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HANDLING SFI (SLOT FORMAT INFORMATION) COLLISION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ASUSTek Computer Inc., T...

1. A method of a network node, comprising:transmitting a first slot format information (SFI) carried by a group common Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) to a User Equipment (UE), wherein the first SFI indicates transmitted direction of symbols of a first set of slots; and
transmitting a second SFI carried by the group common physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) to the UE, wherein the second SFI indicates transmitted direction of symbols of a second set of slots and the second SFI is transmitted after the first SFI, and the first set of slots and the second set of slots are partially overlapped in time domain; and
coordinating SFI aligning by a transmitted direction of overlapped symbols indicated by the second SFI with a transmitted direction of overlapped symbols indicated by the first SFI to prevent collision of the transmitted direction of overlapped symbols.

US Pat. No. 10,660,090

SLOT FORMAT INDICATOR SIGNALING IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communications at a network entity, comprising:configuring a slot format according to a semi-static configuration via a broadcast transmission associated with a system information block (SIB) signaling or a unicast transmission associated with a radio resource control (RRC) signaling, wherein the broadcast transmission corresponds to a cell-specific RRC and the unicast transmission corresponds to a UE-specific RRC; and
communicating with at least one user equipment (UE) according to the slot format.

US Pat. No. 10,660,089

PROTECTION FOR MULTI-USER TRANSMISSIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for wireless communications, comprising:a processing system configured to:
generate a first frame configured to trigger a first wireless device to transmit a second frame configured to trigger transmission of third frames from at least second wireless devices, wherein the first frame has a first duration field set to a first value corresponding to a first duration that covers at least the transmission of the second frame,
generate one of the third frames, in response to the second frame, wherein the generated third frame has a second duration field set to a second value corresponding to a second duration that covers transmission of data frames from at least the second wireless devices, and
generate one of the data frames; and
an interface configured to:
output the first frame for transmission,
output the generated third frame for concurrent transmission with the other third frames from the second wireless devices, and
output the generated data frame for concurrent transmission with the other data frames from the second wireless devices according to the second duration.

US Pat. No. 10,660,088

ACK/NACK FEEDBACK METHOD IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting feedback information by a terminal supporting a time division duplex (TDD) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving downlink data on a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) of a secondary cell (SCell);
determining at least one subframe which is an uplink subframe for both of a primary cell (PCell) and the SCell, based on a first TDD frame structure configuration of the PCell and a second TDD frame structure configuration of the SCell;
determining, based on a subframe index of the determined at least one subframe, a third TDD frame structure configuration among a plurality of configured TDD frame structure configurations, wherein a subframe index of an uplink subframe for the third TDD frame structure configuration is the same as the subframe index of the determined at least one subframe; and
transmitting a hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) acknowledgement (ACK) response for the downlink data received on the SCell, the HARQ ACK response being transmitted in the uplink subframe for the third TDD frame structure configuration on the PCell,
wherein the uplink subframe for the third TDD frame structure configuration is determined based on a timing relationship between a PDSCH and a HARQ ACK response corresponding to the third TDD frame structure configuration, and
wherein the first TDD frame structure configuration, the second TDD frame structure configuration and the third TDD frame structure configuration are different.

US Pat. No. 10,660,087

RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, RADIO COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A wireless communication device for operating with a first wireless communication device and a second wireless communication device, the wireless communication device comprising:circuitry configured to
generate a first signal that indicates first time information relating to the wireless communication device;
based on a timing set by the circuitry, transmit the first signal to the first wireless communication device, the first wireless communication device and a second wireless communication device being in power saving states prior to transmission of the first signal;
receive a second signal, from the first wireless communication device, that indicates second time information relating to the first wireless communication device;
receive a third signal, from the second wireless communication device, that indicates third time information relating to the second wireless communication device;
analyze the second time information relating to the first wireless communication device and the third time information relating to the second wireless communication device; and
schedule transmission of a fourth signal by the wireless communication device according to a signal timing determined based on the second time information relating to the first wireless communication device and the third time information relating to the second wireless communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,660,086

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING SCHEDULING INFORMATION IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for performing uplink transmission by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:grouping a plurality of uplink carriers into a transmission timing group sharing a timing advance based on a control message received from a base station;
determining a reference downlink carrier for the transmission timing group including the plurality of uplink carriers;
determining uplink transmission timing which is common to the plurality of uplink carriers in the transmission timing group, by adjusting a frame boundary of each of the plurality of uplink carriers based on a frame boundary of the reference downlink carrier and the timing advance; and
performing uplink transmission on the plurality of uplink carriers based on the determined uplink transmission timing.

US Pat. No. 10,660,085

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING A RANGING PACKET COMPATIBLE WITH LEGACY 802.11 SYSTEMS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device for transmitting a ranging packet structure with a waveform that enables secure channel estimation, comprising:a memory; and
one or more processors communicatively coupled to the memory and configured to:
before a ranging process, receive one or more core symbols from an other electronic device, wherein the one or more core symbols comprise one or more different training sequences;
generate the ranging packet structure comprising the waveform that enables secure channel estimation based on at least the one or more core symbols, wherein the ranging packet structure is compatible with one or more legacy technologies,
wherein the waveform comprises a first zero prefix and a first core symbol of the one or more core symbols, wherein a first length of the first zero prefix varies based at least on a length of the first core symbol; and
transmit the ranging packet structure.

US Pat. No. 10,660,084

TERMINAL DEVICE, BASE STATION DEVICE, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A terminal device that communicates with a base station device, comprising:a higher layer processing unit configured to set a second mode regarding transmission time interval through signaling of a higher layer from the base station device; and
a receiving unit configured to receive a channel in a first mode regarding transmission time interval in a case in which the second mode is not set and receive a channel in the second mode in a case in which the second mode is set,
wherein the channel in the second mode is mapped to any one of one or more channel candidates set on a basis of the second mode, resources that can be mapped are notified as bitmap information by the higher layer signaling, wherein the bitmap information indicates whether the resource includes the channel candidate or not, and
a number of symbols of a resource corresponding to the channel in the second mode is smaller than a number of symbols of a resource corresponding to the channel in the first mode.

US Pat. No. 10,660,083

FACILITATING FORWARD-COMPATIBLE RECEIVERS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS

8. A method, comprising:determining, by a device comprising a processor, a defined behavior of a mobile device with respect to overriding a reserved resource allocation applicable to a physical resource, wherein the reserved resource allocation indicates whether the mobile device is authorized to communicate via the physical resource; and
communicating, by the device, a result of the determining to the mobile device according to a protocol for receipt by the mobile device, wherein the communicating according to the protocol comprises:
in response to the result indicating that the mobile device is unable to override the reserved resource allocation, facilitating transmitting a first type of communication to the mobile device that indicates not to expect a transmission in a time associated with the reserved resource allocation, and
in response to the result indicating that the mobile device is able to override the reserved resource allocation, facilitating transmitting a second type of communication to the mobile device that indicates to expect the transmission in the time associated with the reserved resource allocation.

US Pat. No. 10,660,082

GSM EVOLUTION PACKET DATA TRAFFIC CHANNEL RESOURCE TRANSMISSION MANAGEMENT—FLEXIBLE DOWNLINK ALLOCATION TECHNIQUE

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A radio access network (RAN) node configured to interact with a core network (CN) node and a wireless device that is operating in extended coverage, the RAN node comprising:a processor; and,
a memory that stores processor-executable instructions, wherein the processor interfaces with the memory to execute the processor-executable instructions, whereby the RAN node is operable to:
receive, from the CN node, a paging request message associated with the wireless device;
transmit, to the wireless device, multiple repetitions of a page message;
receive, from the wireless device, multiple repetitions of an access request message requesting resources for transmitting a page response message;
transmit, to the wireless device, multiple repetitions of an uplink assignment message, wherein the uplink assignment message comprises:
an indication of a number of pre-allocated radio block(s) on a packet data traffic channel; and
an indication (NTX, UL) of an Uplink (UL) coverage class; and
receive, from the wireless device, multiple repetitions of a page response message, wherein the page response message comprises:
uplink payload, wherein the uplink payload is received in the pre-allocated radio block(s), and wherein the page response message is repeated according to the UL coverage class.

US Pat. No. 10,660,081

DOWNLINK SIGNAL RECEPTION METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT, AND DOWNLINK SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD AND BASE STATION

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of receiving a downlink (DL) signal by a user equipment, the method comprising:detecting a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) by attempting to decode decoding candidates within time symbols from time symbol #0 to time symbol # N?1 for DL control channel transmission in a time transmission interval (TTI); and
receiving DL data based on DL control information carried by the PDCCH,
wherein each of the time symbols #0 to # N?1 includes floor(X/N) decoding candidates, where N is a maximum number of symbols available for DL control channel transmission in the TTI and X is a maximum number of decoding candidates for each TTI.

US Pat. No. 10,660,080

TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION METHOD FOR MTC APPARATUS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH), the method performed by a wireless device and comprising:receiving downlink control information (DCI), which is repeated on a plurality of downlink subframes;
identifying a last subframe on which the repetition is completed;
determining that the identified last subframe is not used for determining a start subframe to repeatedly transmit the PUSCH;
substituting the last subframe with a first subframe usable for determining the start subframe to transmit the PUSCH after the identified last subframe, based on the determination that the identified last subframe is not used for determining the start subframe;
determining the start subframe to transmit the PUSCH, based on the first subframe other than the last subframe; and
transmitting the PUSCH repeated over a plurality of subframes starting from the determined start subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,660,079

BANDWIDTH RESOURCE CONFIGURATION METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

9. An apparatus, comprising:a non-transitory memory;
at least one processor coupled to the memory, wherein the at least one processor is configured to execute a program stored in the memory to:
obtain a downlink transmission from a network device in a first bandwidth part, wherein the downlink transmission comprises a first control channel and a first data channel;
switch from the first bandwidth part to a third bandwidth part;
obtain information about a second bandwidth part from the network device in the third bandwidth part, wherein the second bandwidth part is a bandwidth part to be switched to, and the third bandwidth part is an access bandwidth part or the third bandwidth part is comprised in one or more candidate operating bandwidth parts; and
switch to the second bandwidth part from the third bandwidth part, wherein the second bandwidth part is used for receiving or transmitting a second control channel and a second data channel.

US Pat. No. 10,660,078

CONTROL INFORMATION SENDING METHOD AND RECEIVING METHOD, SENDER AND RECEIVER

1. A method for transmitting control information, the method comprises steps of:selecting a type of Downlink Control Information (DCI), the type of DCI comprises at least one of a first type of DCI excluding any parameter of an interference signal received by a receiver and a second type of DCI comprising a parameter of an interference signal received by the receiver; and
transmitting DCI corresponding to selected type of DCI;
wherein selecting a type of DCI comprises:
selecting the type of DCI according to a mapping relationship between a prescribed type of DCI and a system parameter; or
selecting the type of DCI according to a prescribed correspondence relationship between a sub-frame number and the type of DCI; or
selecting the type of DCI according to a type of receiver, and/or an interference suppression scheme.

US Pat. No. 10,660,077

UPLINK TRANSMISSION POWER ALLOCATION

Lenovo (Singapore) PTE LT...

1. A method comprising:determining, at a user equipment, a transmission time for a first transmission;
determining a first set of transmissions that overlap with the first transmission that start before a start time of the first transmission;
determining a cut-off time for power determination for the first transmission;
determining a second set of transmissions that overlap with the first transmission that start at or later than the start time of the first transmission, wherein scheduling information, transmission information, or a combination thereof for each transmission of the second set of transmissions is known at or before the cut-off time for power determination;
determining a third set of transmissions that overlap with the first transmission that start at or later than the start time of the first transmission, wherein the scheduling information, the transmission information, or a combination thereof for each transmission of the third set of transmissions is known after the cut-off time for power determination;
allocating first transmission power for the first transmission based on a maximum total transmission power allocated to the first set of transmissions and a minimum guaranteed power corresponding to the second set of transmissions, the third set of transmissions, or some combination thereof; and
performing the first transmission using the first transmission power.

US Pat. No. 10,659,949

SCHEME FOR COMMUNICATION AND TRANSMITTING DISCOVERY SIGNAL IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for communicating by a second communication device in a communication system, the method comprising:transmitting a request for long-range communication support information to a first communication device through a short-range communication link;
receiving the long-range communication support information from the first communication device; and
directly accessing to an internet using the long-range communication support information received from the first communication device,
wherein the long-range communication support information includes cellular network access information,
wherein the cellular network access information includes a security parameter of the first communication device and at least one of an identifier of the first communication device or radio configuration information of the first communication device, and
wherein the security parameter includes information on a security key currently in use by the first communication device and is used to omit an authentication and key agreement (AKA) or security setup process.

US Pat. No. 10,659,944

WIRELESS DEVICE BASED AUTO CHECK-IN AND INFORMATION SOURCING SYSTEM FOR ACCOUNTABILITY MANAGEMENT

Scott Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A wireless device for facilitating personnel accountability, the wireless device comprising:processing circuitry, the processing circuitry including a processor and a memory, the memory containing instructions that, when executed by the processor, configure the processor to:
receive incident data, the incident data including a location of an incident;
determine whether confirmation has been received that a user of the wireless device agrees to respond to the incident;
in response to determining confirmation has been received:
determine a location of the wireless device;
determine a virtual region around the location of the incident;
determine whether the wireless device enters the virtual region; and
cause transmission of a first update in response to determining the wireless device enters the virtual region, the first update indicating the wireless device is located within the virtual region;
receive a sensor capture command from a remote wireless device;
trigger capture of sensor data in response to the received sensor capture command; and
cause transmission to the remote wireless device of the sensor data captured in response to the received capture command.

US Pat. No. 10,659,854

PLUGGABLE AGGREGATION MODULE FOR AN OPTICAL NETWORK

ADVA OPTICAL NETWORKING S...

1. A pluggable aggregation module adapted to be plugged into a network device of an optical network,said pluggable aggregation module comprising
optical frontends configured to connect said pluggable aggregation module with a corresponding number of modules to exchange optical signals via optical fibres in legacy signal formats; and
an electrical conversion circuit configured to convert the legacy signal formats to an internal signal format used by said network device,
wherein the electrical conversion circuit comprises a Codec chip having serializer/de-serializer circuits connectable to a host board of said network device and serializer/de-serializer circuits connected to the optical frontends integrated in the pluggable aggregation module.

US Pat. No. 10,659,837

STORING MULTIPLE INSTANCES OF CONTENT

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

1. A method for recording content, comprising:receiving, by a content receiver, an instruction to initiate recording;
in response to the instruction, setting a tuner of one or more tuners to a carrier frequency;
receiving, via the tuner of the content receiver, a first set of content and a second set of content, wherein:
the first set of content and the second set of content are received as part of a single transponder stream by the tuner of the one or more tuners;
the first set of content and the second set of content are scrambled using a key; and
the second set of content is further scrambled using a sub-key;
decrypting, by the content receiver, a message to obtain the key;
descrambling, using a descrambler of the content receiver and the decrypted key, the first set of content and the second set of content; and
recording the descrambled first set of content and the scrambled second set of content on a storage medium, wherein:
when recorded, the scrambled second set of content has been descrambled using the key, but remains scrambled using the sub-key; and
a presence of the scrambled second set of content on the storage medium is made visible in an interface to only authorized users.

US Pat. No. 10,659,833

BROADCAST RECEIVER AND BROADCAST RECEIVING SYSTEM

MAXELL, LTD., Kyoto (JP)...

1. A broadcast receiving apparatus comprising:a broadcast receiver configured to receive a broadcast wave of a digital broadcast service capable of executing an application in cooperation with a broadcast program; and
an application controller configured to refer to application-related information that is information relating to the application and configured to control operations including an activation of the application that is in cooperation with the broadcast program based on the application-related information, wherein
the application controller is configured to receive a selection of whether or not the activation of the application is permitted, based on a user's operation,
the application-related information includes an application control code for controlling an operation of the application from a broadcast station,
in a case where the application control code indicates an automatic activation of the application, the application controller controls the activation of the application in accordance with the selection of whether or not the activation of the application is permitted by the user, and
in a case where the application control code indicates a forcible activation of the application, the application controller activates the application even when the activation of the application is not permitted by the user.

US Pat. No. 10,659,789

ENCODING COST AWARE EDGE SELECTION FOR IMPROVED PROGRESSIVE MESH COMPRESSION

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method of progressive mesh compression, comprising:determining, by an encoder, a priority value for each edge of a plurality of edges, the priority value of an edge of the plurality of edges determined based on an error metric value and an estimated encoding cost based on a residual value associated with the edge;
determining, by the encoder, a set of edges for collapse, the set of edges determined from the plurality of edges based on the priority values; and
collapsing, by the encoder, the set of edges and generating vertex split information.

US Pat. No. 10,659,780

DE-BLOCKING METHOD FOR RECONSTRUCTED PROJECTION-BASED FRAME THAT EMPLOYS PROJECTION LAYOUT OF 360-DEGREE VIRTUAL REALITY PROJECTION

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A de-blocking method for a reconstructed projection-based frame that comprises a plurality of projection faces packed in a projection layout of a 360-degree Virtual Reality (360 VR) projection from which a 360-degree image content of a sphere is mapped onto the projection faces, comprising:obtaining, by a de-blocking filter, a first spherical neighboring block for a first block with a block edge to be de-blocking filtered; and
selectively applying de-blocking to the block edge of the first block for at least updating a portion of pixels of the first block;
wherein the projection faces comprise a first projection face and a second projection face, one face boundary of the first projection face connects with one face boundary of the second projection face, there is image content discontinuity between said one face boundary of the first projection face and said one face boundary of the second projection face, the first block is a part of the first projection face, the block edge of the first block is a part of said one face boundary of the first projection face, and a region on the sphere to which the first spherical neighboring block corresponds is adjacent to a region on the sphere from which the first projection face is obtained.

US Pat. No. 10,659,754

MULTI-VIEW CODING WITH EFFICIENT RESIDUAL HANDLING

GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC...

1. A method for reconstructing a multi-view signal coded in a data stream, comprising:obtaining a disparity vector with respect to a dependent coding block in a picture of a dependent view of a multi-view signal, the disparity vector representing a disparity between the dependent coding block and a reference-view coding block in a picture of a reference view of the multi-view signal;
identifying the reference-view block in the picture of the reference view based on the disparity vector;
obtaining, from the data stream, a reference-view residual signal associated with the reference-view block, wherein the reference-view residual signal represents a difference between the reference-view coding block and a prediction of the reference-view coding block;
estimating a dependent-view residual signal for the dependent coding block in the picture of the dependent view based on the reference-view residual signal using the disparity vector, wherein the dependent-view residual signal represents a difference between the dependent coding block and a prediction of the dependent coding block;
adding a remaining signal corresponding to the dependent-view residual signal to the estimated dependent-view residual signal to obtain a reconstructed dependent-view residual signal; and
reconstructing the dependent coding block based on the reconstructed dependent-view residual signal and a prediction of the dependent coding block.

US Pat. No. 10,659,720

IMAGE SENSING SYSTEM THAT REDUCES POWER CONSUMPTION AND AREA AND OPERATING METHOD OF THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An image sensing system comprising:a pixel array comprising a first pixel, a second pixel, and a third pixel interposed between the first pixel and the second pixel;
an analog-to-digital converter circuit configured to convert a first image signal received from the first pixel to first image data during a first sensing time, to convert a second image signal received from the second pixel to second image data during the first sensing time, and to convert a third image signal received from the third pixel to third image data during a second sensing time following the first sensing time; and
a memory in which the first image data and the second image data are written during a first write time and in which the third image data are written during a second write time following the first write time,
wherein the first to third pixels are arranged in a row direction,
wherein the memory comprises a first line storage area in which the first to third image data are stored, and
wherein the first line storage area comprises:
an odd-numbered pixel storage area in which the first image data and the second image data are written during the first write time; and
an even-numbered pixel storage area in which the third image data are written during the second write time.

US Pat. No. 10,659,709

SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE, METHOD FOR DRIVING SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

BRILLNICS INC., Grand Ca...

1. A solid-state imaging device, comprisinga pixel part in which pixels for performing photoelectric conversion are arranged and
a reading part for reading out pixel signals from the pixels in the pixel part, wherein
each pixel includes
a photoelectric conversion element which accumulates a charge generated by photoelectric conversion in an integration period,
a transfer element capable of transferring the charge accumulated in the photoelectric conversion element in a transfer period after the integration period,
an output node to which the charge accumulated in the photoelectric conversion element is transferred through the transfer element,
an output buffer part which converts the charge at the output node to a voltage signal corresponding to a quantity of the charge and outputs the converted voltage signal, and
a comparator which performs comparison processing comparing the voltage signal from the output buffer part and a reference voltage and outputting a digitalized comparison result signal and wherein
the comparator, under the control of the reading part, performs
first comparison processing for outputting a digitalized first comparison result signal with respect to a voltage signal corresponding to an overflow charge overflowing from the photoelectric conversion element to the output node in the integration period and
second comparison processing for outputting a digitalized second comparison result signal with respect to the a voltage signal corresponding to an accumulated charge of the photoelectric conversion element transferred to the output node in the transfer period after the integration period.

US Pat. No. 10,659,462

SECURE DATA TRANSMISSION USING A CONTROLLED NODE FLOW

Pribit Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method performed by a system to securely transfer data between a source node and a destination node in a network, the method comprising:establishing a control flow between a gateway and a controller, the control flow including a tunnel forwarding management information between the gateway and the controller;
obtaining node flow initialization information from the controller to initialize a node flow between a source node and the gateway connecting the source node to a destination node, the node flow initialization information providing instructions creating a node flow tunnel between the gateway and the source node;
establishing the node flow between the source node and the gateway, the node flow identified in a node flow routing table providing packet processing information for forwarding data packets through the network;
establishing an application flow between the source node and the destination node, the application flow facilitating application-specific data packet transmission between the source node and destination node via the node flow tunnel;
receiving, by the gateway from the source node via the node flow tunnel, a data packet that includes an application flow identifier;
querying, by the gateway, an application flow routing table to identify routing instructions for the application flow between the source node and the destination node using the application flow identifier; and
responsive to identifying the application flow between the source node and the destination node, forwarding, by the gateway, the data packet including the application flow identifier to the destination node via the application flow according to the identified routing instructions for the application flow.

US Pat. No. 10,659,401

HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED METHOD PROVIDING TIME DATA IN A MESSAGING ENVIRONMENT

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method of displaying an instant message conversation on a display of a handheld electronic device, the instant message conversation comprising a plurality of instant messages sequentially exchanged between the handheld electronic device and a second electronic device, the method comprising:communicating a first instant message at a first time between the handheld electronic device and the second electronic device;
displaying at least a portion of the first instant message on the display of the handheld electronic device within a context of a conversation screen;
communicating a second instant message at a second time between the handheld electronic device and the second electronic device, the second instant message being a sequential next message after the first message;
displaying at least a portion of the second instant message on the display of the handheld electronic device within the context of the conversation screen;
determining an amount of time that has elapsed between the first time of the first instant message and the second time of the second instant message;
when the determined amount of time that has elapsed between the first time and the second time is more than a predetermined duration of time, displaying a time stamp representative of the second time of the second instant message within the context of the conversation screen in association with and adjacent to the at least a portion of the second instant message; and
when the determined amount of time that has elapsed between the first time and the second time is less than the predetermined duration of time, not displaying the time stamp representative of the second time of the second instant message.

US Pat. No. 10,659,382

VEHICLE SECURITY SYSTEM

UATC, LLC, San Francisco...

1. A computer-implemented method of addressing a vehicle condition, comprising:receiving, by a computing system that comprises one or more computing devices, data indicative of a condition associated with an autonomous vehicle, wherein the autonomous vehicle is configured to provide a vehicle service through a service provider that coordinates a provision of the vehicle service to a plurality of users of the service provider;
determining, by the computing system, a user of the plurality of users to address the condition associated with the autonomous vehicle based at least in part on one or more parameters, wherein the user is outside of the autonomous vehicle and the user is associated with a user device that stores a software application that is configured to communicate with the service provider; and
providing, by the computing system to the user device associated with the user, a communication comprising a request that the user address the condition associated with the autonomous vehicle;
receiving, by the computing system, data indicative of a confirmation that the user will address the condition; and
pairing the autonomous vehicle with one or more users of the plurality of users of the service provider for a vehicle service based, at least in part, on the confirmation.

US Pat. No. 10,659,204

RESOURCE ALLOCATION DEVICE AND METHOD IN LARGE-SCALE ANTENNA SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of transmitting a reference signal by an evolved nodeB (eNB), the method comprising:transmitting, to a user equipment (UE), configuration information comprising information on at least two channel status information reference signal (CSI-RS) resources, information on a number of CSI-RS ports, and information on at least two CSI interference measurement (CSI-IM) resources; and
transmitting, to the UE, plurality of CSI-RSs by using the at least two CSI-RS resources and a total number of CSI-RS ports,
wherein the total number of CSI-RS ports is determined by a product of a number of the at least two CSI-RS resources and the number of CSI-RS ports,
wherein the information on the at least two CSI-RS resources includes an index list of the at least two CSI-RS resources,
wherein the information on the number of CSI-RS ports indicates a number of antenna ports corresponding to each one of the at least two CSI-RS resources, and
wherein the information on the number of CSI-RS ports indicates 2, 4, or 8, and the total number of CSI-RS ports is more than eight.

US Pat. No. 10,659,015

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM FOR A LEVEL SHIFTING LATCH WITH EMBEDDED LOGIC

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a latching element having a data input, a first feedback input, a second feedback input, and an output;
a pull-up input block coupled to the data input of the latching element and having at least a first pull-up input;
a pull-down input block coupled to the data input of the latching element and having at least a first pull-down input;
a feedback pull-down block coupled to a feedback pull-down control device, the feedback pull-down block responsive to the first pull-up input and implementing an opposite logic function to the pull-up input block;
a feedback pull-up block coupled to a feedback pull-up control device, the feedback pull-up block responsive to the first pull-down input and implementing an opposite logic function to the pull-down input block; and
a set-reset latch, wherein:
the pull-up input block and the pull-down input block are configured not to be enabled concurrently,
the feedback pull-down control device and the feedback pull-up control device are controlled by the output,
the pull-up input block further has a second pull-up input and the feedback pull-down block is further responsive to the second pull-up input,
the pull-down input block further has a second pull-down input and the feedback pull-up block is further responsive to the second pull-down input,
the first pull-up input of the pull-up input block is a not_reset input, the first pull-down input of the pull-down input block is a set input, and
the second pull-up input and the second pull-down input are coupled together as a select input.

US Pat. No. 10,658,923

START-UP CONTROL IN POWER SYSTEMS USING FIXED-RATIO POWER CONVERSION

VLT, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA...

1. A method of delivering power from an input source at a source voltage, VS, to a load at a load voltage, VL, the method comprising:selectively converting power received from a converter input of a bus converter at an input voltage, VIN, and input current, IIN, for delivery to a converter output of the bus converter at an output voltage, VOUT, and an output current, IOUT, using a plurality of power switching elements operated in a series of converter operating cycles during start-up and steady-state phases of operation using a transformation ratio, K, where K=VOUT/VIN, that is essentially constant;
turning one or more of the power switching elements ON in a high resistance state in the start-up phase to increase an equivalent series resistance of the bus converter;
turning one or more of the power switching elements ON in a low resistance state in the steady-state phase to decrease the equivalent series resistance of the bus converter;
disabling the load during the start-up phase; and
selectively enabling the power conversion in the start-up phase after power is applied to the converter input.

US Pat. No. 10,658,920

FAULT-TOLERANT TOPOLOGY FOR MULTILEVEL T-TYPE CONVERTERS

Marquette University, Mi...

1. A power conversion system, comprising:an inverter with a plurality of inverter phase legs, each phase leg comprising a positive switch, a negative switch, and a bi-directional midpoint switch;
a redundant phase leg comprising a positive redundant switch and a negative redundant switch, the positive redundant switch connected in series to the bi-directional midpoint switches and in parallel with the positive switches through the bi-directional midpoint switches, and the negative redundant switch connected in series with the bi-directional midpoint switches and in parallel with the negative switches through the bi-directional midpoint switches;
wherein upon detection of a fault condition in at least one switch of the plurality of inverter phase legs, one of the positive redundant switches and the negative redundant switches are closed to bypass the at least one switch with the fault condition and maintain operation of the power conversion system.

US Pat. No. 10,658,773

DEFORMABLE TUBULAR CONTACT WITH RADIAL RECESS AROUND CONTACTING REGION

FOXCONN (KUNSHAN) COMPUTE...

1. An electrical contact for mounting into a through hole in a printed circuit board, comprising:a radially deformable tubular mounting leg formed by rolling shell metal with a slit extending along an axial direction of the mounting leg, said mounting leg including an upper cylindrical section and a lower cone section, and
at least one thinned area formed in the mounting leg and recessed in a thickness direction thereof; wherein
the thinned area extends along the axial direction, and a thickness of the thinned area in the upper cylindrical section keeps constant.

US Pat. No. 10,658,758

MODULAR ANTENNA ASSEMBLY

The Boeing Company, Chic...

16. An antenna assembly, comprising:a plurality of separate and distinct antenna modules that are interconnected together to form an antenna layer, wherein each of the plurality of separate and distinct antenna modules comprises half-thickness outer walls that cooperate to form a full thickness outer wall with another half-thickness walls of another one of the plurality of separate and distinct antenna modules further comprises (a) a support structure including a core frame connected to a separate and distinct core support, (b) a backskin connected to one or both of the core frame and the core support, and (c) an antenna card supported by the support structure, wherein the antenna card comprises at least one antenna element, wherein the support structure, the backskin and the antenna card are bonded together with adhesive through rotational curing;
an alignment grid configured to receive and align each of the plurality of separate and distinct antenna modules;
a cover layer configured to receive and align each of the plurality of separate and distinct antenna modules; and
an electronics layer operatively connected to the antenna layer, wherein the electronics layer comprises a plurality of separate and distinct electronics card modules;
wherein the full thickness outer wall is defined as a thickness of internal support walls of two or more of the plurality of separate and distinct antenna modules.

US Pat. No. 10,658,676

OXYGEN REDUCTION CATALYST

SHOWA DENKO K.K., Tokyo ...

1. An oxygen reduction catalyst being a titanium oxynitride that has a nitrogen element content of 8.0 to 15 mass %, has a crystal structure of anatase titanium dioxide in a powder X-ray diffraction measurement, and has a signal intensity ratio N—Ti—N/O—Ti—N in an X-ray photoelectron spectroscopic analysis of in the range of 0.35 to 0.70.

US Pat. No. 10,658,646

INTEGRATED CURRENT COLLECTOR FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE BATTERY CELL

CHONGQING JINKANG NEW ENE...

1. A system to power electric vehicles, comprising:a battery pack to power an electric vehicle, the battery pack comprising a plurality of battery modules;
each of the plurality of battery modules comprising a plurality of battery blocks;
a first battery block of the plurality of battery blocks having a pair of battery block terminals, the first battery block comprising a plurality of cylindrical battery cells;
each of the plurality of cylindrical battery cells having a positive terminal and a negative terminal;
an integrated current collector device formed in a single structure, the integrated current collector device comprising:
a first current collector having a conductive layer, the conductive layer of the first current collector coupling the first current collector with the positive terminals of the plurality of cylindrical battery cells at first ends of the plurality of cylindrical battery cells;
a second current collector having a conductive layer, the conductive layer of the second current collector coupling the second current collector with the negative terminals of the plurality of cylindrical battery cells at the first ends of the plurality of cylindrical battery cells; and
an isolation layer disposed between the first current collector and the second current collector, the isolation layer electrically isolates the first current collector from the second current collector, the isolation layer binds the first current collector with the second current collector to form the single structure of the integrated current collector device; and
the integrated current collector device provides structural support to hold the plurality of cylindrical battery cells in place relative to one another when the plurality of cylindrical battery cells are electrically connected with the first current collector and the second current collector.

US Pat. No. 10,658,645

BUSBAR MODULE

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A busbar module comprising:a busbar holding plate comprising:
a busbar holding face for holding a busbar; and
a bearing including a hole extending in an axial direction parallel to the busbar holding face and at least one wall to define the hole; and
a busbar cover attached to the busbar holding plate for covering the busbar, wherein
the busbar cover comprises two protrusions protruding toward each other in the axial direction at positions corresponding to the hole,
the protrusions are opposed to each other with a gap less than a dimension of the hole in the axial direction,
the protrusions are disposed in the hole of the bearing to rotate the busbar cover about the protrusions between a covering position to cover the busbar and an uncovering position to uncover the busbar, and
the busbar cover is flexible to deform such that the gap between the protrusions expands in the axial direction to allow the at least one wall of the bearing to pass through the gap during attachment of the busbar cover to the busbar holding plate and restores an original shape of the busbar cover when passing of the at least one wall through the gap is complete.

US Pat. No. 10,658,561

THERMOELECTRIC ELEMENT AND THERMOELECTRIC CONVERTER INCLUDING AT LEAST ONE SUCH ELEMENT

UNIVERSITE DE LORRAINE, ...

1. A thermoelectric converter comprising two plates substantially parallel to each other and spaced apart from each other by an assembly of thermoelectric elements and metal electrodes secured on the one hand to a facing surface of each of the two plates according to a specific distribution, and on the other hand to one of two buffer layers via a layer of brazing material, said buffer layers being secured to the metal electrodes, wherein the two plates are ceramic,wherein each thermoelectric element includes an assembly of constituent layers comprising a central layer of p- or n-type thermoelectric material, then, in an assembly direction, and on each side of said central layer, an intermediate layer forming a diffusion barrier followed by one of the two buffer layers made of composite metal material,
wherein the cumulative thickness of the two buffer layers is greater than or equal to 50% of the thickness of the central layer, and in that the constituent material of the two buffer layers is an alloy of two metals selected from the group consisting of: TixAg1-x, VxFe1-x, VxAg1-x, and TixFe1-x, where 0 wherein the thickness of the layer of brazing material is equal to or less than the thickness of the buffer layers of composite metal material.

US Pat. No. 10,658,376

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE INCLUDING A BLOCKING LAYER HAVING A VARYING THICKNESS

Toshiba Memory Corporatio...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a substrate;
a stacked body including a plurality of first conductive layers and a plurality of first insulating layers and being provided on the substrate, the first conductive layers and the first insulating layers being provided alternately along a first direction; and
a columnar portion extending through the stacked body in the first direction, the columnar portion including
a blocking layer provided on the plurality of first conductive layers and on the plurality of first insulating layers in a second direction crossing the first direction,
a charge storage layer provided on the blocking layer in the second direction,
a tunneling layer provided on the charge storage layer in the second direction, and
a semiconductor layer provided on the tunneling layer in the second direction,
the columnar portion including a first portion and a second portion, the second portion being provided on the substrate side of the first portion,
a width in the second direction of the second portion being smaller than a width in the second direction of the first portion,
a portion of the blocking layer provided at the second portion being thicker than a portion of the blocking layer provided at the first portion.

US Pat. No. 10,658,331

PROCESSOR MODULE WITH INTEGRATED PACKAGED POWER CONVERTER

Ferric Inc., New York, N...

1. An assembly comprising:a processor module comprising:
a processor package substrate having opposing first and second sides;
a processor chip mounted on the first side of the processor package substrate;
an array of electrical terminations disposed on the second side of the processor package substrate; and
conductive interconnects extending across the first and second sides of the processor package substrate; and
a power converter chip embedded in the processor package substrate, the power converter chip configured to down convert an input voltage to a supply voltage, the supply voltage lower than the input voltage,
wherein the conductive interconnects are electrically coupled to the power converter chip and the processor chip to provide the supply voltage to the processor chip.

US Pat. No. 10,658,265

HEAT DISSIPATION STRUCTURE, METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

Avary Holding (Shenzhen) ...

1. A heat dissipation structure comprising:a flexible substrate comprising a first surface and a second surface facing away from the first surface;
a graphite sheet;
a cover plate;
and a heat insulating material;
wherein the flexible substrate is disposed on the graphite sheet and the second surface of the flexible substrate faces the graphite sheet, at least one containing cavity is formed between the flexible substrate and the graphite sheet, the heat insulating material is filled in the at least one containing cavity; the cover plate is disposed on the first surface of the flexible substrate, at least one groove is formed in the flexible substrate extending from the first surface of the flexible substrate toward the second surface of the flexible substrate, the at least one groove is sealed by the cover plate to form sealed cavity, a phase changing material is filled in the sealed cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,658,104

MAGNETIC SHEET AND WIRELESS POWER CHARGING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

WITS Co., Ltd., Gyeonggi...

1. A magnetic sheet comprising:a first region and a second region adjacent to each other on a surface, wherein the first region comprises first crack lines extending in a first direction, and the second region comprises second crack lines extending in a second direction,
wherein the first crack lines and the second crack lines extend to outer edges of the first region and the second region, respectively, from a boundary between the first region and the second region,
the first crack lines and the second crack lines are perpendicular to outer edges of the first region and the second region, respectively, and
the first crack lines and the second crack lines define a cross-shaped pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,657,954

MEETING AUDIO CAPTURE AND TRANSCRIPTION IN A COLLABORATIVE DOCUMENT CONTEXT

Dropbox, Inc., San Franc...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:storing, at a content creation system, captured meeting audio data in association with a pre-existing collaboration document including speech of one or more speakers and including additional text that existed in the pre-existing collaboration document prior to the speech being uttered;
modifying, by the content creation system, the pre-existing collaboration document to be an updated collaboration document by transcribing the captured meeting audio data into a transcript and integrating the transcript with the additional text that existed in the pre-existing collaboration document, the transcript including text representative of the speech indexed such that portions of the text representative of the speech are mapped to portions of the meeting audio data including the speech;
receiving, by the content creation system, a search query;
performing, by the content creation system, a document search of the updated collaboration document, including a search through the additional text and the transcript, based on the search query;
identifying, by the content creation system, portions of the text representative of the speech that correspond to the received search query;
receiving, by the content creation system, a selection of an identified portion of the text;
identifying, by the content creation system, a portion of the captured meeting audio data corresponding to the selected portion of the text; and
causing playback, by the content creation system, of the identified portion of the captured meeting audio data.

US Pat. No. 10,657,496

DETERMINING TIME HISTORIES FOR FINANCIAL INFORMATION

INTUIT, INC., Mountain V...

1. A computer-executable method for determining values for a financial variable at a specified period of time by creating a dateline-based temporal object model (DTOM) in a data layer of a financial software application, comprising:receiving, for use by the financial software application at a computer having one or more processors communicatively coupled to a memory, a single command from a user to access values for a first financial variable for a specified date span;
identifying at least one second variable that is associated with the first financial variable;
querying, by the computer, at least one data source out of a plurality of data sources for a time history of the at least one identified second variable during the specified date span;
creating, based on the results of querying the at least one data source, the DTOM comprising a number of sequential non-overlapping time intervals;
converting, by the computer, the received single command into multiple queries based on the non-overlapping time intervals;
executing the multiple queries against the plurality of data sources to obtain values of the first financial variable from the plurality of data sources storing data with different time resolutions in the DTOM, wherein at least one query is destined to a data source storing data related to the first financial variable corresponding to one of the sequential non-overlapping time intervals;
applying results of the multiple queries to generate a value for a field in a document; and
populating the value to the field of the document.

US Pat. No. 10,657,407

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

Kyocera Document Solution...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising:a still image data creation unit that performs a sampling from moving image data at a predetermined sampling period to create sampling target still image data; and
a still image data extraction unit that calculates a first feature value of the sampling target still image data, determines whether the sampling target still image data is first extraction target still image data as an extraction target or not based on the first feature value, and calculates a second feature value of adjacent still image data, the adjacent still image data being a plurality of still image data in a range preset in time series of the first extraction target still image data, the still image data extraction unit determining whether the adjacent still image data is second extraction target still image data as an extraction target or not based on the second feature value, the still image data extraction unit extracting the first extraction target still image data and the second extraction target still image data; wherein
the moving image data includes an I-frame, a P-frame, and a B-frame, the I-frame being encoded without performing an inter-frame prediction, the P-frame being encoded by the inter-frame prediction of the I-frame and the P-frame, the B-frame being encoded by the inter-frame prediction of the I-frame, the P-frame, and the B-frame; and
the still image data extraction unit creates the still image data from the I-frame when the sampling target still image data is the I-frame, the still image data extraction unit creating the still image data from the I-frame immediately before the sampling target still image data in time series when the sampling target still image data is the P-frame or the B-frame.

US Pat. No. 10,657,402

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING SENSOR POSITION BY USING PIXELS OF DISPLAY

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a display;
a biometric sensor disposed in the display; and
a processor operatively coupled to the display and the biometric sensor,
wherein the processor is configured to:
activate at least one pixel included in the display,
acquire position information corresponding to the at least one pixel through the biometric sensor, and
identify a position of the biometric sensor disposed in the display based on the position information.

US Pat. No. 10,657,364

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DEEP NETWORK FUSION FOR FAST AND ROBUST OBJECT DETECTION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method, comprising:receiving an image;
detecting an object in the image;
determining, by a primary object detector, a primary confidence detection score of the object;
determining, by a classification network, a confidence scaling factor of the object;
adjusting the primary confidence detection score based on multiplying the primary confidence detection score by the confidence scaling factor;
generating a semantic segmentation mask based on classifying each pixel into one of pre-determined classes;
determining an amount of overlap, if any, between a bounding box of the object and the semantic segmentation mask; and
adjusting the primary confidence detection score and eliminating a secondary object detection from the semantic segmentation mask if there is no overlap between the bounding box of the object and the semantic segmentation mask,
wherein the semantic segmentation mask is a binary mask generated with one color showing activated pixels in the image and another color showing a background in the image.

US Pat. No. 10,657,239

LIMITING ACCESS TO APPLICATION FEATURES IN CLOUD APPLICATIONS

ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORP...

1. A method for providing access to an application feature, the method comprising:receiving, by an integration cloud service system of a cloud environment, a request to access an access controlled feature in an application in the cloud environment, wherein the access controlled feature is configured to be accessed by using an access key that is generated based on user information;
dynamically generating, by the integration cloud service system, the access key for the access controlled feature in the application based on the user information, wherein the user information comprises at least one from a group consisting of a user role, a user permission, user environment information, user system version information, and feature information;
validating, by the integration cloud service system, the access key for the access controlled feature in the application based on the user information; and
in response to the access key being valid, executing, by the integration cloud service system the access controlled feature in the application.

US Pat. No. 10,657,132

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FORECASTING RECORD OBJECT COMPLETIONS

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

1. A method comprising:accessing, by one or more processors, for a first record object of a system of record of a data source provider, data of a plurality of electronic activities transmitted or received via electronic accounts and associated with the first record object, each electronic activity of the plurality of electronic activities identifying one or more participants associated with the first record object, the first record object including a first object field-value pair identifying a stage of a process corresponding to the first record object;
parsing, by the one or more processors, the data of each electronic activity of the plurality of electronic activities associated with the first record object;
determining, by the one or more processors, for a first participant of the one or more participants, a role of the first participant, the role of the first participant determined based on one or more of a seniority of the first participant, a department of the first participant or a second object field-value pair of the first record object identifying an identifier of the first participant as a value of a field of the first record object, the field identifying the role of the first participant;
determining, by the one or more processors, for the first record object, a likelihood that the process of the first record object will be completed within a predetermined time period based on the first object field-value pair identifying the stage of the process corresponding to the first record object, the role of the first participant and the data of each electronic activity of the plurality of electronic activities; and
storing, by the one or more processors, in one or more data structures, an association between the first record object and the likelihood that the process of the first record object will be completed within the predetermined time period.

US Pat. No. 10,657,131

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING THE USE OF ELECTRONIC ACTIVITIES BASED ON GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION AND COMMUNICATION HISTORY POLICIES

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

1. A method, comprising:accessing, by one or more processors, data of a plurality of emails transmitted or received via electronic accounts associated with a plurality of data source providers, the one or more processors maintaining a plurality of user profiles and configured to update the plurality of user profiles using the plurality of emails;
identifying, by the one or more processors, from data included in a first email of the plurality of emails, a first user profile with which to associate the first email;
determining, by the one or more processors, from at least one data structure maintaining an association between a first subset of the plurality of emails and the first user profile, a first number of emails transmitted by at least one first electronic account of the first user profile to at least one second electronic account of a second user profile;
restricting, by the one or more processors, storing the data of the first email in one or more data structures responsive to determining that the first number of emails fails to satisfy a threshold;
identifying, by the one or more processors, a second email associated with the first user profile, the second email transmitted by the at least one first electronic account of the first user profile to the at least one second electronic account of the second user profile;
updating, by the one or more processors, a count of emails transmitted by the at least one first electronic account of the first user profile to the at least one second electronic account of the second user profile from the first number of emails to a second number of emails transmitted by the at least one first electronic account of the first user profile to the at least one second electronic account of the second user profile; and
storing, by the one or more processors, data of the second email in the one or more data structures responsive to determining that the count of emails satisfies the threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,657,130

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING A PERFORMANCE PROFILE OF A NODE PROFILE INCLUDING FIELD-VALUE PAIRS USING ELECTRONIC ACTIVITIES

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

1. A method comprising:accessing, by one or more processors, data of a plurality of first electronic activities linked to a first node profile maintained by the one or more processors and having an associated timestamp within a time period;
for each first electronic activity of the plurality of first electronic activities:
determining, by the one or more processors, a type of the first electronic activity;
selecting, by the one or more processors, a feature extraction policy to generate a first feature array for the first electronic activity based on the type of the first electronic activity;
parsing, by the one or more processors, the data of the first electronic activity;
generating, by the one or more processors, using a language complexity determination engine, a language complexity score indicating a level of language complexity of the first electronic activity;
determining, by the one or more processors, a character count or a word count of the first electronic activity;
determining, by the one or more processors, an estimated amount of time to generate the first electronic activity using the language complexity score and the character count or the word count; and
generating, by the one or more processors, the first feature array for the first electronic activity based on the type of the first electronic activity and the estimated amount of time to generate the first electronic activity;
generating, by the one or more processors, a first performance profile of the first node profile for the time period by providing the generated first feature array for each first electronic activity to one or more models trained using second feature arrays corresponding to second electronic activities of second node profiles, each second node profile assigned a respective second performance profile; and
storing, by the one or more processors, an association between the first node profile and the first performance profile.

US Pat. No. 10,657,129

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MATCHING ELECTRONIC ACTIVITIES TO RECORD OBJECTS OF SYSTEMS OF RECORD WITH NODE PROFILES

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

1. A method comprising:maintaining, by one or more processors, a plurality of node profiles corresponding to a plurality of unique entities, each node profile including a plurality of fields, each field of the plurality of fields including one or more node field values;
accessing, by the one or more processors, a plurality of electronic activities transmitted or received via electronic accounts associated with one or more data source providers, the one or more processors configured to update the plurality of node profiles using the plurality of electronic activities;
maintaining, by the one or more processors, a plurality of record objects of one or more systems of record, each record object of the plurality of record objects comprising one or more object fields having one or more object field values;
extracting, by the one or more processors, data included in an electronic activity of the plurality of electronic activities;
matching, by the one or more processors, the electronic activity to at least one node profile of the plurality of node profiles based on determining that the extracted data of the electronic activity and the one or more values of the fields of the at least one node profile satisfy a node profile matching policy;
matching, by the one or more processors, the electronic activity to at least one record object of the plurality of record objects based on the extracted data of the electronic activity and object values of the at least one record object by:
identifying, by the one or more processors, responsive to applying at least one matching policy of a plurality of matching policies for identifying record objects based on one or more recipients of the electronic activity and a sender of the electronic activity, a set of record objects with which to match the electronic activity, each record object of the set identified based on the one or more recipients or the sender of the electronic activity; and
selecting by the one or more processors, the at least one record object included in the set of record objects; and
storing, by the one or more processors, in a data structure, an association between the electronic activity and the at least one record object.

US Pat. No. 10,656,992

APPARATUS AND A METHOD OF DETECTING ERRORS ON REGISTERS

Cavium International, Gr...

1. A semiconductor chip, comprising:a plurality of control registers implemented as flip-flops, wherein each of the plurality of control registers stores control data;
a concatenation register that stores a concatenation of the control data of the plurality of control registers; and
an error detection circuit configured to:
use the concatenation of the control data to calculate an initial signature that represents the control data of all of the plurality of control registers together;
monitor both a protection bit value and a check bit value;
receive output signals from the plurality of control registers;
periodically calculate a subsequent signature based on a subsequent concatenation of values of the received output signals when the protection bit value indicates that the error detection circuit is enabled;
determine whether to compare the subsequent signature with the initial signature based on both the protection bit value and the check bit value;
compare the subsequent signature with the initial signature when both the protection bit value indicates that the error detection circuit is enabled and the check bit value indicates that checking is enabled;
raise an interrupt when the subsequent signature does not match the initial signature; and
in response to the interrupt:
suspend operation of the semiconductor chip;
reprogram the plurality of control registers, wherein the reprogramming includes replacing error values that caused the subsequent signature to not match the initial signature with non-error values; and
resume operation of the semiconductor chip.

US Pat. No. 10,656,922

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING AN APPLICATION TRANSFORMATION TOOL

PayPal, Inc., San Jose, ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by one or more hardware processors via an application programming interface from a user, a request for transforming an application from operating in a first operating environment to operating in a second operating environment, wherein the application comprises a file structure specifying an organization of a plurality of files and programming code corresponding to the first operating environment;
determining, by the one or more hardware processors, the request is not satisfiable by any single transformation template from a plurality of stored transformation templates, wherein each transformation template in the plurality of stored transformation templates corresponds to transforming the application from operating in one operating environment to operating in a different operating environment;
in response to determining that the request is not satisfiable by any single transformation template, determining, by the one or more hardware processors, a transformation path for transforming the application from operating in the first operating environment to operating in the second operating environment based on transformation data corresponding to the plurality of stored transformation templates;
selecting, by the one or more hardware processors from the plurality of stored transformation templates; a subset of transformation templates for the request based on the transformation path;
generating, by the one or more hardware processors, a transformation context for the application, wherein the transformation context represents file locations of the plurality of files within the file structure;
defining, by the one or more hardware processors, a set of transformation operations based on the subset of transformation templates and the transformation context generated for the application, wherein the set of transformation operations comprises at least an operation for changing a file location of a particular file within the file structure and an operation for modifying the programming code of the application; and
selectively applying, by the one or more hardware processors, the set of transformation operations to the application to generate a transformed application.

US Pat. No. 10,656,881

SYSTEM FOR PRINTING A DOCUMENT USING A PDF CONVERTER BASED ON PAGE SIZE VALUE

Kyocera Document Solution...

1. A method for printing a document at a printing device, the method comprising:receiving a document at a portable document format (PDF) converter;
processing a first page of the document;
generating a first PDF file for the first page;
processing a first group of pages of the document including a second page of the document to a final page of the first group, wherein the final page corresponds to a page size value to cause separation of the first group;
generating a second PDF file for the first group of pages;
processing a second group of pages of the document including a page after the final page of the first group of pages to a final page from the second group, wherein the final page of the second group corresponds to the page size value to cause separation of the second group; and
generating a third PDF file for the second group of pages.

US Pat. No. 10,656,876

CLOUD EDITION AND RETRIEVE

Cohesity, Inc., San Jose...

1. A method, comprising:generating a cloud instantiation of a secondary storage system;
receiving an indication to virtually rebuild one or more secondary storage clusters based on a snapshot archive stored in cloud storage, wherein the snapshot archive is comprised of serialized data, wherein the serialized data is comprised of a flat set of data blocks, wherein each data block included in the flat set of data blocks corresponds to one of a plurality of nodes of a tree data structure, wherein the tree data structure is comprised of a root node, one or more intermediate nodes, and one or more leaf nodes;
virtually rebuilding the one or more secondary storage clusters including by reconstituting the tree data structure in the cloud instantiation of the secondary storage system based on the serialized data included in the snapshot archive, wherein the reconstituted tree data structure is comprised of at least the root node, one of the one or more intermediate nodes, and one of the one or more leaf nodes; and
providing a copy of at least a portion of data of the one or more rebuilt storage clusters in the cloud instantiation to restore at least the portion of data to a user destination system.