US Pat. No. 10,694,571

SERVICE PROCESSING METHOD AND SERVICE PROCESSING APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A service processing method, comprising:receiving, by an access network device, from a core network device, a bearer setup request message of a voice over long term evolution (VoLTE) service;
determining, by the access network device, that the terminal is in a weak coverage area of the access network device;
sending, by the access network device through the core network device, a radio resource not available indication to an interne protocol multimedia subsystem (IMS);
sending, by the IMS according to the radio resource not available indication, a message which triggers the terminal to initiate a circuit switched fallback call to the terminal; and
canceling, by the IMS according to the radio resource not available indication, the VoLTE service of the terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,694,549

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND BASE STATION FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A first communication device for wireless communication in a wireless communication system, wherein said wireless communication system comprises a base station and a plurality of wireless communication devices arranged in clusters, wherein a different cluster signature is assigned to each cluster and one or more wireless communication devices in the cluster, wherein the first wireless communication device is allocated to a first cluster, the first wireless communication device comprising:a receiver, configured to receive a first cluster signature assigned to said first cluster from the base station, wherein the wireless communication devices are arranged in clusters based on pre-defined criteria, wherein the pre-defined criteria comprises a sparsity corresponding to a number of active wireless communication devices,
a memory, configured to store said first cluster signature received from the base station, and
a transmitter, configured to transmit said first cluster signature in response to the wireless communication device switching into an active state,
wherein the first wireless communication device is adapted to access resources based on resource allocation information received in response to the transmitter transmitting said first cluster signature.

US Pat. No. 10,694,524

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A communication apparatus which is operable to communicate with at least one of a first, bandwidth limited, type user equipment (UE) and a second type UE, the communication apparatus comprising:a processor; and
a transceiver,
wherein the processor is configured to assign a first frequency resource for a first physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) for the first, bandwidth limited, type UE, wherein the first PUCCH is initially carried by a first narrowband that is small relative to a transmission bandwidth in a cell, and wherein the first PUCCH is subsequently, following a retuning by the first, bandwidth limited, type UE, carried by a second narrowband that is small relative to the transmission bandwidth in the cell,
wherein the second narrowband is different from the first narrowband,
wherein, for a PUCCH transmission for the first, bandwidth limited, type UE, a resource block to be used in the first narrowband is at a first position within a total number of resource blocks in the transmission bandwidth in the cell, and wherein a resource block to be used for said PUCCH transmission for the first, bandwidth limited, type UE in the second narrowband is at a second position within the total number of resource blocks in the transmission bandwidth in the cell that is equal to the total number of resource blocks in the transmission bandwidth in the cell less the first position, and
wherein the processor is further configured to assign a second frequency resource for a second physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) for the second type UE.

US Pat. No. 10,694,377

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IDENTIFYING SECURITY KEY IN NEXT GENERATION MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, a first message for checking one or more count values associated with one or more bearers, the first message including first information, the first information including a first identity of a first bearer, a first downlink count value associated with the first bearer and a first uplink count value associated with the first bearer; and
transmitting, to the base station, a second message as a response to the first message,
wherein in at least one case in which a most significant bits of a second downlink count value of the terminal associated with the first bearer is different from a most significant bits of the first downlink count value associated with the first bearer or a most significant bits of a second uplink count value of the terminal associated with the first bearer is different from a most significant bits of the first uplink count value associated with the first bearer, second information is included in the second message, the second information including the first identity of the first bearer, the second downlink count value of the terminal associated with the first bearer, and the second uplink count value of the terminal associated with the first bearer, the second downlink count value of the terminal associated with the first bearer being set to a value of TX_NEXT-1 and the second uplink count value of the terminal associated with the first bearer being set to a value of RX_NEXT-1,
wherein in case that a second identity of a second bearer established on the terminal is not included in the first message, third information is included in the second message, the third information including the second identity of the second bearer, a third downlink count value of the terminal associated with the second bearer, and a third uplink count value of the terminal associated with the second bearer, the third downlink count value of the terminal associated with the second bearer being set to a value of TX_NEXT-1 and the third uplink count value of the terminal associated with the second bearer being set to a value of RX_NEXT-1, and
wherein the TX_NEXT is a count value of a next packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) service data unit (SDU) to be transmitted and the RX NEXT is a count value of a next PDCP SDU expected to be received.

US Pat. No. 10,689,682

MOGROL GLYCOSYLTRANSFERASE AND GENE ENCODING SAME

SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED,...

1. A polynucleotide selected from:(a) a polynucleotide comprising the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1;
(b) a polynucleotide comprising a heterologous regulatory element operably linked to a polynucleotide sequence encoding a protein consisting of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2; and
(c) a polynucleotide encoding a protein consisting of an amino acid sequence in which 1 to 45 amino acids are deleted, substituted, inserted, and/or added in the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2 and having an activity of adding a sugar molecule to an R1 group at position 24 of a compound represented by the formula (I)
where R and R1 each independently represent H, a monosaccharide, or a disaccharide.

US Pat. No. 10,694,638

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH HEAT DISSIPATION MODULES

NANNING FUGUI PRECISION I...

9. An electronic device comprising:a case enclosing an internal space, wherein the internal space comprises a cooling region, a heat releasing region and a heat source region;
a first flow guiding device being adapted for guiding a cooling medium into the internal space;
a heat dissipation module disposed on the cooling region for cooling the cooling medium;
an electronic component disposed on the cooling region, wherein a temperature of the cooling medium is increased when flows through the heat source region, then the temperature of the cooling medium is decreased by the heat dissipation module, and the cooling medium flows through the cooling region to decrease a temperature of the electronic component;
a first temperature detector detecting a temperature of the heat source region and obtaining a first detection temperature;
a second temperature detector detecting a temperature of the cooling region and obtaining a second detection temperature; and
a control circuit adapted for triggering the first flow guiding device according to the first detection temperature in a first phase, and triggering the first flow guiding device according to the first detection temperature and the second detection temperature in a second phase after the first phase.

US Pat. No. 10,694,585

PLANAR HEATING ELEMENT WITH A PTC RESISTIVE STRUCTURE

Innovative Sensor Technol...

1. A planar heating element, comprising:a support substrate;
a PTC resistive structure disposed in a surface region of said support substrate and including a first end portion, a middle portion, and a second end portion; and
electrical connection contacts configured to connect an electrical voltage source with said PTC resistive structure, said electrical connection contacts connected to said PTC resistive structure via corresponding electrical connecting lines, wherein:
said PTC resistive structure includes an internal conductive trace and a parallel connected, external conductive trace, which extend substantially parallel to each other;
each of the internal conductor trace and the external conductor trace has a line width and a filling thickness, wherein the respective line widths of the internal conductor trace and external conductor trace additively define a filling density of the PTC resistive structure for a given portion of the surface region;
each of the internal conductor trace and the external conductor trace include overlapping areas with the corresponding connecting lines in said first end portion of said PTC resistive structure;
said internal conductive trace has a greater electrical resistance than said external conductive trace, the electrical resistances of said internal conductive trace and said external conductive trace being such that, upon applying a voltage, an essentially uniform temperature distribution is present within said surface region; and
the filling density, filling thickness and/or the respective line widths of the internal conductor trace and external conductor trace at or near each respective overlapping area are configured such that the uniformity of the temperature distribution of said PTC resistive structure is at least approximately unchanged between said first end portion and said middle portion of the surface region.

US Pat. No. 10,694,583

EXTERNAL HEATER OPERATION DETERMINATION SYSTEM AND VEHICLE CONTROL SYSTEM

SUBARU CORPORATION, Toky...

1. An external heater operation determination system comprising, in a vehicle:a first device to be heated by an attached external heater;
a second device, separate from the first device, to be a target of cooling by a refrigerant;
a circulation device configured to circulate the refrigerant through a circuit, wherein the refrigerant that circulates through the circuit cools the second device and does not cool the first device; and
a temperature detection device configured to detect a temperature of the refrigerant wherein
the temperature detection device is disposed such that if the refrigerant is not circulating through the circuit,
the temperature of the refrigerant detected by the temperature detection device in the circuit does not rise even if the external heater is operating, whereas if the refrigerant is circulating through the circuit, the temperature of the refrigerant detected by the temperature detection device changes, and
the external heater operation determination system comprises a determination device able to determine that the external heater is not operating on a basis of a change in the temperature after the circulation of the refrigerant.

US Pat. No. 10,694,580

COMMUNICATION METHOD AND DEVICE OF TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method performed by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a first base station, a first message requesting a capability of the terminal for a radio access technology type, the radio access technology type includes new radio (NR), and a dual connectivity of evolved universal terrestrial radio access (E-UTRA) and the NR; and
transmitting, to the first base station, a second message including first information on the capability of the terminal for the NR and second information on the capability of the terminal for the dual connectivity,
wherein the second message further includes first band combinations that the terminal supports for the NR and second band combinations that the terminal supports for the dual connectivity.

US Pat. No. 10,694,576

RRC CONNECTION RELEASE METHOD, APPARATUS, AND DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A radio resource control (RRC) connection release method, comprising:sending, by user equipment (UE), a first message to a base station, wherein the first message carries a preset RRC release time determining parameter or a first RRC release time;
when the UE adds the first RRC release time to the first message, setting, by the UE, timing duration of a first timer based on the first RRC release time, and starting the first timer; and
when the UE adds the preset RRC release time determining parameter to the first message, receiving, by the UE, a response message fed back by the base station for the first message, wherein the response message carries a second RRC release time determined by the base station based on the preset RRC release time determining parameter, setting, by the UE, timing duration of the first timer based on the second RRC release time, and starting the first timer;
reporting, by the UE, a buffer status report (BSR) to the base station for instructing the base station to adjust a timing duration of a second timer;
receiving, by the UE, a first adjustment instruction returned by the base station, and adjusting the timing duration of the first timer based on the first adjustment instruction; and
releasing, by the UE, an RRC connection when the first timer expires.

US Pat. No. 10,694,575

WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of operating of a user equipment device (UE), the method comprising:when operating with a short Transmission Time Interval (sTTI) and when using connected mode discontinuous reception (DRX), monitoring transmissions from a radio access network node during a first part of a subframe for a UE-specific message for the UE containing first control information;
if no UE-specific message for the UE containing first control information is received, being inactive during a second part of the subframe following after the first part of the subframe; and
if the UE receives the UE-specific message containing first control information, monitoring the second part of the subframe for a message containing second control information, for use in receiving or transmitting data from or to the radio access network node.

US Pat. No. 10,694,574

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING EDT

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for performing, by a user equipment (UE), early data transmission (EDT) in a wireless communication, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station (BS), system information including information which informs the UE that the EDT is allowed;
transmitting a random access preamble to the BS;
receiving a random access response (RAR) message from the BS;
in response to the RAR message, transmitting, to the BS, a first radio resource control (RRC) message for initiating the EDT, based on the system information;
in response to the first RRC message, receiving, from the BS, a second RRC message related to a success of the EDT; and
based on the second RRC message related to the success of the EDT, entering a RRC_IDLE state.

US Pat. No. 10,694,490

SMALL-CELL MOVEMENT DETECTION

T-Mobile USA, Inc., Bell...

1. A small cell apparatus configured to detect and report motion, the small cell apparatus comprising:a housing including a mounting structure;
a first radio coupled to the housing that transmits and receives signals with communication system subscriber units;
a motion sensing device coupled to housing, wherein the motion sensing device includes at least one accelerometer that is mounted normal to a strand on which the small cell apparatus is mounted; and
a second radio coupled to the housing and communicatively coupled to the motion sensing device, the second radio communicating data received from the motion sensing device to a remotely located analysis unit.

US Pat. No. 10,694,489

NETWORK NODES AND METHODS THEREIN FOR MULTILATERATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, performed by a first access network node, for positioning of a wireless communication device served by a first cell managed by the first access network node, the method comprising:obtaining a first and a second information relating to multilateration of the wireless communication device, wherein:
the first information comprises:
a first timing advance value, or a first indication of the first timing advance value, associated with the first access network node and the wireless communication device,
a Temporary Logical Link Identifier (TLLI) corresponding to the wireless communication device, and
a first identity of the first cell, in which the first timing advance was obtained;
the second information comprises:
a second timing advance value, or a second indication of the second timing advance value, associated with a second access network node and the wireless communication device,
the TLLI, and
a second identity of a second cell managed by the second access network node, in which the second timing advance was obtained;
the first timing advance value is obtained by the first access network node determining the first timing advance value and wherein the first access network node obtains the second information from the second access network node,
mapping the following information to a network layer protocol connection on a first interface based on the TLLI:
the first identity of the first cell and the first timing advance value, and
the second identity of the second cell and the second timing advance value; and
transmitting, to a positioning node, the first timing advance value and the first identity of the first cell, and the second timing advance value and the second identity of the second cell.

US Pat. No. 10,694,365

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR NETWORK VIRTUALIZATION AND SESSION MANAGEMENT

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A communication method of an access and mobility function (AMF) node in a communication system, comprising:receiving, from a terminal via a base station, a first request message including a first registration request;
transmitting, to the terminal, a registration acceptance message indicating that the first registration request has been accepted, the registration acceptance message including at least one of an allowed network slice selection assistance information (NSSAI) and information on rejected single NSSAIs (S-NSSAIs); and
transmitting, to the terminal, an update command message including an indication indicating whether a registration procedure from the terminal is necessary and a new allowed NSSAI.

US Pat. No. 10,694,353

UPDATING WEB RESOURCES

Workday, Inc., Pleasanto...

1. A method for updating web resources, comprising, with a processor to access and execute computer readable instructions stored on a non-transitory computer readable storage medium,sending an application comprising web resources to a client device, wherein the application extracts the web resources from the application to local files in response to an initial start-up of the application;
receiving a query from the client device to identify an update to the web resources, wherein the update comprises at least one common update targeted to multiple operating systems and at least one specific update targeted to an operating system of the client device; and
sending the update to the client device, wherein the update updates the local files to obtain updated local files, wherein the application runs using contents from the updated local files.

US Pat. No. 10,694,314

MOBILE TELEPHONE DEVICE WITH USER-SELECTABLE CONTENT DISPLAYED AND UPDATED DURING IDLE TIME

Conversant Wireless Licen...

1. A mobile device comprising:a processor;
a memory coupled to the processor, the processor configured to:
provide a user interface to receive a plurality of user inputs, each user input indicating a corresponding one of a plurality of user-selected remote information resources;
based on the user input, customize a setting of the mobile device to have information from the plurality of user-selected remote information resources be displayed together on an idle screen;
automatically receive updated information with keys from the plurality of user-selected remote information resources while the idle screen is displayed, each key used to identify a corresponding one of the plurality of user-selected remoted information resources as a trusted content provider; and
display the updated information that was received from the plurality of user-selected remote information resources together on a single idle screen view based on the customized setting.

US Pat. No. 10,694,302

HEARING AID

Sivantos Pte. Ltd., Sing...

1. A hearing aid insertable into the ear of a hearing aid wearer, the hearing aid comprising:a housing shell for receiving hearing aid components;
a faceplate closing off said housing shell; and
a dipole antenna having a helical structure with at least one complete turn and a helix axis aligned parallel to said faceplate;
said dipole antenna having two separate poles being bent in opposite directions relative to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,694,285

MICROPHONE ARRAY WITH AUTOMATED ADAPTIVE BEAM TRACKING

Biamp Systems, LLC, Beav...

1. A method, comprising:initializing a microphone array in a defined space, including a plurality of sub-regions which collectively provide the defined space, to receive one or more sound instances based on a preliminary beamform tracking configuration;
scanning each of the plurality of sub-regions for the one or more sound instances via the microphone array;
calculating a local acoustic energy map for each sub-region of the plurality of sub-regions based on the scanning;
combining the local acoustic energy map for each of the sub-regions into an acoustic energy map representative of the defined space;
identifying locations local acoustic energy map for each sub-region based on the acoustic energy map representative of the defined space;
modifying the preliminary beamform tracking configuration, based on the locations, to create a modified beamform tracking configuration; and
saving the modified beamform tracking configuration in a memory of a microphone array controller.

US Pat. No. 10,694,101

CONTRAST-ENHANCED COMBINED IMAGE GENERATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

FLIR Systems AB, Taby (S...

20. A method comprising:receiving a thermal image and a visual light image of a scene;
determining a blending measure indicating the quality of at least one of said thermal and visual light images;
combining, based on the blending measure, luminance components of thermal image pixels from the thermal image with luminance components of visual light image pixels representing high spatial frequency content extracted from the visual light image;
generating a contrast-enhanced combined image based on the thermal image and the combined luminance components; and
blurring the high spatial frequency content represented in the contrast-enhanced combined image in response to the blending measure indicating that the thermal image is unfocused.

US Pat. No. 10,694,012

ADAPTER FOR A HOLDING DEVICE

SAM SPORT AND MARKETING A...

1. An adapter (1), which is intended for detachable fastening of a portable and hand-held device or object to a holding device (4), whereby the adapter (1) comprises a base plate (14) and two projections (12) that are connected herewith or designed to be integral herewith, which projections project at a distance to the base plate (14),and whereby either the base plate (14) has means for attaching the adapter (1) to a portable and hand-held device or object (3) or whereby the base plate (14) is attached securely to a portable and hand-held object (3) or is thus designed in one piece,
characterized in that:
the two projections (12) extend away from one another in opposite directions, and in that a guide disk (17) that is parallel thereto is mounted on the base plate (14), which disk can be rotated at least to a limited extent between at least one released position (F) and at least one locked position (L),
whereby the guide disk (17) has a central opening (20), into which the two projections (12) extend,
and whereby the opening (20) in the contour thereof comprises two plug-in areas (21), into which a holding device (4) that is suitable for interacting with the adapter (1) can be plugged at least partially, when the guide disk (17) is in a released position (F),
wherein the adaptor is intended for detachable locking of a portable and hand-held device or object (3) to a holding device (4), which has a base plate (6) with two straight guide walls (8) that are oriented parallel to one another, which walls project perpendicularly to the base plate (6), and on whose free ends that face away from the base plate (6) in each case a holding bar (9) extends in the direction of the respective other guide wall (8),
whereby in the contour of the opening (20) of the guide disk (17), the two plug-in areas (21) are adapted to the holding device (4) in such a way that the latter with its two holding bars (9) that face one another can be plugged into the two plug-in areas (21) when the guide disk (17) is in a released position (F), and whereby the two plugged-in holding bars (9) are at least partially overlapped by the two projections (12) when the guide disk (17) is in a locked position (L).

US Pat. No. 10,693,867

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PREDICTIVE TOKEN VALIDATION

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A processing device, comprising:a non-transitory memory comprising instructions; and
one or more processors in communication with a memory, wherein the one or more processors execute the instructions to:
store, in a database, service usage information relating to usage by a user of at least one service hosted by at least one server, the service usage information including a mapping between one or more user roles of the user and past usage by the user of the at least one service; and
before at least one request for service is received from the user at the at least one server:
access the service usage information in the database, and
based on the service usage information associated with the one or more user roles of the user, send a token associated with the user to the at least one server for validation, such that the at least one server performs the validation of the token and allows access to the at least one service by the user, in response to the at least one request for service being received from the user with an identifier that is different from the token, wherein the validation is performed prior to receipt of the identifier and the identifier includes a universally unique identifier (UUID).

US Pat. No. 10,693,774

MODULAR ARCHITECTURE FOR COMPUTER NETWORK OPERATIONS

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A computer-implemented method for mitigating flooding in a network comprising:segmenting one or more network nodes into one or more clusters of nodes, such that each cluster has at least one network node;
for each of the one or more clusters of nodes:
computing a spanning tree for the cluster of nodes, each spanning tree comprising a logical loop-free topology that ensures that each message flooded to the cluster traverses the cluster's spanning tree only once;
flooding at least one message to the network, wherein each of the at least one messages follows the computed spanning tree loop-free topology for the cluster to which each of the at least one messages is sent; and
tracing a message path for each of the at least one messages to prevent each of the at least one messages from being sent more than once to the same cluster.

US Pat. No. 10,693,739

NETWORK DESIGN PLATFORM

Accenture Global Solution...

1. A device, comprising:a memory; and
one or more processors operatively coupled to the memory, the memory and the one or more processors configured to:
obtain incomplete geospatial coordinate data associated with a telecommunications network,
wherein the incomplete geospatial coordinate data includes first data identifying candidate segments of the telecommunications network, second data identifying candidate sites of the telecommunications network, and third data identifying candidate hubs of the telecommunications network;
generate a network graph representation of the telecommunications network based on the incomplete geospatial coordinate data,
wherein the network graph representation includes edges corresponding to the candidate segments, a first set of nodes corresponding to the candidate sites and a second set of nodes corresponding to the candidate hubs,
wherein the one or more processors, when generating the network graph representation of the telecommunications network, are configured to:
define a neighborhood around a candidate segment end, corresponding to a candidate segment of the candidate segments, that is parametrized based on a segment length of the candidate segment, and
selectively connect a candidate site, of the candidate sites, to the candidate segment based on a location of the candidate site with respect to the neighborhood and based on a set of candidate site constraints;
determine, for each candidate site, a candidate site score based on a quantity of candidate segments to connect the candidate site to a candidate hub;
determine, for each candidate segment, a candidate segment score based on a quantity of the candidate sites that connect to a candidate hub via the candidate segment;
determine a prioritization of the candidate segments for traversal of the network graph representation based on the candidate site scores and the candidate segment scores;
generate a recommendation for selecting or ordering the candidate segments based on the prioritization of the candidate segments; and
provide the recommendation for display via a user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,693,652

SECRET SHARING VIA BLOCKCHAIN DISTRIBUTION

Factom, Inc., Austin, TX...

1. A memory device comprising a hardware processor and the memory device storing instructions that when executed cause the hardware processor to perform operations, the operations comprising:receiving local update generated by a federated learning model executed by a mobile device;
splitting the local update into multiple shares via a secret sharing algorithm;
generating cryptographic hash values by hashing the multiple shares using a cryptographic hashing algorithm;
determining a number NB of different blockchains for a distribution of the cryptographic hash values, the number NB of the different blockchains based on a number NR of recipients of the different blockchains according to a ratio of NR/NB;
distributing the cryptographic hash values via a master blockchain of the different blockchains dedicated to the mobile device and via a sub-blockchain of the different blockchains dedicated to the federated learning model;
retrieving verification hash values generated by the hashing of current versions of the local update associated with the federated learning model using the cryptographic hashing algorithm;
comparing the cryptographic hash values distributed via the different blockchains to the verification hash values generated by the hashing of the current versions of the local updates; and
verifying that the current versions of the local updates are authentic in response to the verification hash values satisfying the cryptographic hash values distributed via the different blockchains.

US Pat. No. 10,693,631

MODIFYING A CONTENT DESCRIPTOR TO FACILITATE DELIVERY OF TOKEN-AUTHORIZED ENCRYPTED DATA

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A system, comprising:memory to store instructions;
a processor to execute the instructions to:
receive a request comprising:
a token used to retrieve a decryption key used to decrypt encrypted data; and
a content descriptor identifier;
based on the request, retrieve a content descriptor comprising an encrypted data identifier;
add, to the content descriptor, a key service reference; and
provide the content descriptor with the added key service reference to a player embedded within an application.

US Pat. No. 10,693,599

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PARTIAL RETRANSMISSION IN WIRELESS CELLULAR COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a base station in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, to a terminal, first information related to a number of code block groups (CBGs) included in a transport block (TB), wherein the first information is transmitted by radio resource control (RRC) signaling;
determining the CBGs for the TB based on a number of code blocks (CBs) included in the TB and the first information, wherein the determined CBGs include a first group of a first number of CBs and a second group of a second number of CBs, and wherein the first number of CBs and the second number of CBs are determined based on dividing of the number of CBs included in the TB by the number of CBGs associated with the first information;
transmitting, to the terminal, data based on the determined CBGs and control information including second information related to transmission of the TB and third information; and
receiving, from the terminal, feedback information for the TB transmitted based on the determined CBGs,
wherein the first number of CBs included in the first group is a smallest integer that is larger than or equal to a value obtained by dividing the number of CBs included in the TB by the number of CBGs associated with the first information,
wherein the second number of CBs included in the second group is a largest integer that is smaller than or equal to the value obtained by dividing the number of CBs included in the TB by the number of CBGs associated with the first information,
wherein the second information includes resource allocation information related to the transmission of the TB,
wherein the third information indicates one or more CBGs among the determined CBGs that are transmitted, and
wherein a bit length of the third information is determined based on the first information.

US Pat. No. 10,693,459

BIASING ARCHITECTURES AND METHODS FOR LOWER LOSS SWITCHES

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A switching device comprising:a first node and a second node;
a series arm including a plurality of transistors implemented in a stack configuration between the first node and the second node, each transistor having a source, a drain and a gate, the transistors configured to be in an ON state or an OFF state to respectively allow or inhibit passage of a signal between the first and second nodes;
a shunt arm including a plurality of transistors implemented in a stack configuration between the first node and a ground node, each transistor having a source, a drain and a gate, the transistors of the shunt arm configured to be in an ON state when the transistors of the series arm are in the OFF state, or an OFF state when the transistors of the series arm are in the ON state;
a series arm bias circuit configured to bias the transistors of the series arm from a bias node, and including a gate-gate resistor that couples each pair of neighboring transistors of the series arm, the series arm bias circuit further including a feed node coupled to the bias node, the feed node connected directly to the gate of a selected transistor of the series arm; and
a shunt arm bias circuit configured to bias the transistors of the shunt arm from a bias node, and including a gate-gate resistor that couples each pair of neighboring transistors of the shunt arm, the shunt arm bias circuit further including a feed node coupled to the bias node, the feed node connected directly to the gate of a selected transistor of the shunt arm.

US Pat. No. 10,693,443

RELAXATION OSCILLATOR WITH IMPROVED TEMPERATURE STABILITY

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An oscillator comprising:a comparator;
a first current source coupled to a reference potential node;
a first resistive element coupled between the first current source and a voltage rail, a node between the first current source and the first resistive element being selectively coupled to a first input terminal of the comparator;
a second current source coupled between a second input terminal of the comparator and the voltage rail; and
a first capacitive element selectively coupled between the second input terminal of the comparator and the reference potential node.

US Pat. No. 10,693,422

WIDEBAND POWER COMBINER AND SPLITTER

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A power combiner/splitter comprising:an input port;
a thru port;
a first conductive coil connecting the input port to the thru port;
an isolation port adjacent to the input port;
a coupling port adjacent to the thru port;
a second conductive coil connecting the isolation port to the coupling port, the second conductive coil inductively coupled to the first conductive coil;
a first center tap port tapping a center of the first conductive coil; and
a second center tap port tapping a center of the second conductive coil.

US Pat. No. 10,693,388

POWER CONVERTER

GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLO...

1. A modular power converter comprising:a first terminal for connection to an alternating current (AC) electrical network;
a second terminal for connection to a direct current (DC) electrical network;
at least one module connected between the first and second terminals, the or each module including at least one switching element and at least one energy storage device, the or each switching element and the or each energy storage device in the or each module combining to selectively provide a voltage source, the or each switching element in the or each module being switchable to transfer power between the first and second terminals; and
a control unit being configured to modulate a power oscillation from the first terminal or second terminal, and further being configured to, during modulation of the power oscillation, selectively control switching of the or each switching element in the or each module to store energy from or release energy to either or both of the first and second terminals so as to decouple respective power flows at the first and second terminals and thereby inhibit the modulation from modifying a power flow at the other of the first or second terminals;
wherein the control unit is operable to operate the or each switching element such that less than a maximum energy storage capacity of the or each energy storage device is used to transfer power between the first and second terminals;
wherein the control unit is operable to operate the or each switching element such that any unused energy storage capacity of the or each energy storage device is available for temporary energy storage to decouple respective power flows between the first and second terminals; and
wherein modulation of the power flow at one of the first or second terminals includes damping of the power oscillation using energy from the or each energy storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,693,281

DEVICE FOR ELECTRICALLY CONNECTING POWER DISTRIBUTION PLATES AND ELECTRICAL POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM PROVIDED WITH SUCH A CONNECTION DEVICE

Zodiac Aero Electric, Mo...

1. A device electrically connecting dual-polarity power distribution plates (13, 14), comprising a connector (12) fastened to one end of a first dual-polarity power distribution plate (14) and comprising power contacts for a second dual-polarity power distribution plate (13), wherein:the connector (12) comprises a pair of separate electrical connection parts (18, 19) which together electrically connect two power busbars (16b, 17b) of the first dual-polarity power distribution plate (14) to two power busbars (16a, 17a) of the second dual-polarity power distribution plate (13), the device further comprising:
a first electrical connection part (18) comprising three different parts, wherein said first electrical connection part (18) comprises:
a first power contact branch (21a);
a first base (20a) fixed at a first end of the first power contact branch (21a); and
a first deformable metal strip (22a) fixed at a second end of the first power contact branch (21a), opposite to the first end of the first power contact branch (21a), wherein the first base (20a) electrically connects and mechanically non-reversibly rigidly fastens said first electrical connection part (18) to a first power busbar (16b) of the first dual-polarity power distribution plate (14), wherein the first power contact branch (21a) extends from the first base (20a) towards the second dual-polarity power distribution plate (13); and wherein the first deformable metal strip (22a) electrically connects said first power busbar (16b) of the first dual-polarity power distribution plate (14) to a first power busbar (16a) of the second dual-polarity power distribution plate (13); the first electrical connection part (18) being elastically deformable only at its first deformable metal strip (22a); and
a second electrical connection part (19) comprising three different parts, wherein said second electrical connection part (19) comprises:
a second power contact branch (21b);
a second base (20b) fixed at a first end of the second power contact branch (21b); and
a second deformable metal strip (22b) fixed at a second end of the second power contact branch (21b), opposite to the first end of said second power contact branch (21b), wherein the second base (20b) electrically connects and mechanically non-reversibly rigidly fastens said second electrical connection part (19) to a second power busbar (17b) of the first dual-polarity power distribution plate (14), wherein the second power contact branch (21b) extends from the second base (20b) towards the second dual-polarity power distribution plate (13), and wherein the second deformable metal strip (22b) electrically connects the second power busbar (17b) of the first power distribution plate (14) to the second power busbar (17a) of the second power distribution plate (13), the second electrical connection part (19) being elastically deformable only at its second deformable metal strip (22b),
wherein the first and second power busbars (16b, 17b) of the first dual-polarity power distribution plate (14) are connected to two different potential levels and are located between the first and second electrical connection parts (18, 19), wherein the first and second power busbars (16a, 17a) of the second dual-polarity power distribution plate (13) are connected to two different potential levels and are located between the first and second electrical connection parts (18, 19).

US Pat. No. 10,693,278

VERTICALLY-COUPLED SURFACE-ETCHED GRATING DFB LASER

ElectroPhotonic-IC Inc., ...

1. A device comprising:a mesa comprising a plurality of semiconductor layers of an epitaxial layer stack grown on a semiconductor substrate;
the plurality of semiconductor layers comprising a lower emitter layer, a lower separate confinement heterostructure, a multi-quantum-well active gain region, an upper separate confinement heterostructure, and an upper emitter layer;
a surface-etched grating etched into a top surface of the mesa to form a vertically coupled waveguide grating configured to support a fundamental optical mode,
a first electrical contact to the upper emitter layer;
second electrical contact to the lower emitter layer;
wherein the upper and lower separate confinement heterostructures provide vertical optical confinement of the fundamental optical mode; and
at least one layer of the plurality of semiconductor layers is a diaphragm layer disposed between the lower emitter layer and other semiconductor layers of the epitaxial layer stack, wherein said diaphragm layer defines a lateral profile of refractive index of the mesa that provides lateral optical confinement of the fundamental optical mode and lateral confinement of current injection.

US Pat. No. 10,693,242

MINIATURIZATION OF QUAD PORT HELICAL ANTENNA

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A quad port helical antenna (QPHA) comprising:a plurality of conductive helical traces wound about a common longitudinal antenna axis of the antenna for transmitting or receiving a signal at a frequency band;
each of the conductive helical traces being independently fed by being connected to a respective independent port of the antenna via a respective independent launch line; and
at least one conductive component insulated from the conductive helical traces, separate from the launch lines, and at least partially superimposed over at least one of the conductive helical traces;
wherein the at least one conductive component comprises a plurality of conductive patches, each patch having a length that is less than a full rotation about the longitudinal antenna axis.

US Pat. No. 10,693,187

SOLID ELECTROLYTE MATERIAL AND ALL SOLID LITHIUM BATTERY

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A solid electrolyte material comprising: a composition of Li3PS4?xOx (1?x?3) comprisinga crystal phase A having a peak at positions of 2 ?=17.80°±0.50° and 25.80°±0.50° in an X-ray diffraction measurement using a CuK? ray, and
a crystal phase B having a peak at positions of 2 ?=22.30°±0.50°, 23.14°±0.50°, 24.80°±0.50°, 33.88°±0.50°, and 36.48°±0.50°, and the peak at 23.14°±0.50° has a higher intensity than the peak at 24.80°±0.50°, in the X-ray diffraction measurement using a CuK ? ray
wherein when the strength at the peak at the position of 2?=17.80°±0.50° is regarded as IA in the X-ray diffraction measurement using a CuKa ray and the strength at the peak at the position of 2 ?=22.30°±0.50° is regarded as IB in the X-ray diffraction measurement using a CuK? ray, the value of IA/IB is 1.2 or more.

US Pat. No. 10,692,973

GERMANIUM-RICH CHANNEL TRANSISTORS INCLUDING ONE OR MORE DOPANT DIFFUSION BARRIER ELEMENTS

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An integrated circuit (IC), comprising:a semiconductor region including monocrystalline group IV semiconductor material that includes at least 50% germanium by atomic percentage;
a gate structure at least above the semiconductor region;
a source region laterally adjacent to, and forming a first interface with, the semiconductor region, the source region including at least at the first interface monocrystalline silicon germanium that includes at least 10% less germanium by atomic percentage than the semiconductor region; and
a drain region laterally adjacent to, and forming a second interface with, the semiconductor region.

US Pat. No. 10,692,820

HYBRID COMPOSITE FILM, METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE INCLUDING HYBRID COMPOSITE FILM

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A hybrid composite film, comprising:a polymer film; and
a plurality of organic-inorganic composite particles dispersed in the polymer film,
wherein each particle of the plurality of organic-inorganic composite particles includes an inorganic particle and an organic capping layer surrounding the inorganic particle, the organic capping layer having a hydroxyl group-terminated end.

US Pat. No. 10,692,543

SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGES, STORAGE DEVICES INCLUDING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGES

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A semiconductor package, comprising:a first memory chip arranged on a package substrate;
a second memory chip arranged on the first memory chip; and
a third memory chip arranged between the first memory chip and the second memory chip,
wherein each of the first through third memory chips includes:
a memory cell array configured to store data;
a plurality of stress detectors formed and distributed in a substrate, and configured to detect stacking stress in response to an external voltage to output a plurality of sensing currents;
a stress index generator configured to convert the plurality of sensing currents into stress index codes; and
a control circuit configured to adjust a value of a feature parameter associated with an operating voltage of a corresponding memory chip, based on at least a portion of the stress index codes.

US Pat. No. 10,692,532

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VIDEO SYNOPSES

ZHEJIANG DAHUA TECHNOLOGY...

1. A method, comprising:recording a video file with a camera;
providing images of an object from the video file into a chapter of a synopsis video;
providing an object indicator for the object and associated with the chapter of the synopsis video;
providing the chapter of the synopsis video, additional chapters of the synopsis video, the object indicator, and additional object indicators to a user in a scrollable arrangement;
wherein the synopsis video parameters include a time and a duration, wherein the camera is a network camera, and wherein the method further comprises receiving the video file from the network camera at computing equipment that is located remotely from the network camera
wherein the providing of the chapter of the synopsis video, the additional chapters of the synopsis video, the object indicator, and the additional object indicators to the user in the scrollable arrangement includes providing a slidable chapter time indicator that includes information indicating a density of objects within each chapter.

US Pat. No. 10,692,470

REFRIGERATOR WITH INTERACTIVE DISPLAY AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A refrigerator comprising:a main body defining a storage compartment, the storage compartment being divided into a plurality of storage sections;
a door coupled to the main body to selectively open and close the storage compartment, the door comprising:
a door glass configured to be switched between a transparent state and an opaque state, and
a door frame surrounding one or more edges of the door glass and configured to protect the door glass; and
a controller configured to detect whether the door is closed after being opened,
wherein the door glass is further configured to:
be switched from the opaque state to the transparent state based on a user consecutively touching an area of the door glass two times, and
be switched from the opaque state to the transparent state without being touched by the user based on the controller detecting that the door is closed after being opened.

US Pat. No. 10,692,400

METHOD OF MECHANICALLY TRANSLATING WRITTEN TEXT TO BRAILLE ON COMPUTER PROGRAMMED MACHINE USING MOTION HAPTIC STIMULATION TECHNOLOGY

Educational Media Consult...

1. A motorized device comprising:a computer processing unit;
a plurality of motors or micro drives connected to a plurality of shafts, wherein each top of the plurality of shafts is substantially flush with a display surface of the motorized device, wherein the plurality of motors or micro drives are capable of making the plurality of shafts spin and/or rotate, wherein each top of the plurality of spinning shafts is capable of providing a tactile pattern on the display surface of the motorized device, wherein each top of the plurality of spinning shafts remains substantially flush with the display surface of the motorized device when it is spinning, and wherein the plurality of shafts are oriented perpendicular to the display surface.

US Pat. No. 10,692,186

BLENDING INSET IMAGES

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A computer-implemented method of presenting a combined image to a user of a head mounted display (HMD), the computer-implemented method comprising:applying a first intensity profile to outside boundaries of a first image;
applying a second intensity profile to inside boundaries of a second image, wherein the first image has a higher resolution than the second image;
presenting the first image at a first effective focal length with first two-dimensional distortion in a first field of view of the user of the HMD; and
presenting a second image at a second effective focal length with second two-dimensional distortion in a second field of view of the user of the HMD that is larger than the first field of view, wherein the first effective focal length is longer than the second effective focal length, and wherein the first image and the second image are presented within a time period that allows the user to perceive the first image and the second image as the combined image.

US Pat. No. 10,692,170

SOFTWARE SCOREBOARD INFORMATION AND SYNCHRONIZATION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A graphics processor having software-based data hazard detection, the graphics processor comprising:an instruction decoder to decode an instruction into a decoded instruction, the instruction including one or more operands to identify an operation of one or more instructions having data dependents, wherein the instruction decoder is further to decode one or more identifiers and an operation from the one or more operands; and
a graphics processing engine including hardware to execute the decoded instruction, the decoded instruction to cause the graphics processing engine to block completion of the decoded instruction until completion of the operation within an instruction associated with the one or more identifiers to avoid a detected data hazard associated with a subsequent instruction to be executed, wherein the detected data hazard is to be avoided via a resolution of one or more data dependencies on the operation of the one or more instructions having the data dependents and the identifier is to indicate a deterministic latency to resolve a first data dependency.

US Pat. No. 10,692,041

INVENTORY HOLDER MARKERS FOR SELECTIVE GLOWING BASED ON RECEIVED WAVELENGTHS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. An inventory system, comprising:an inventory holder comprising a first storage location and a second storage location each configured to store one or more inventory items;
an ultraviolet wavelength source, the ultraviolet wavelength source operable to selectively emit a first ultraviolet wavelength and a second ultraviolet wavelength, the second ultraviolet wavelength being different than the first ultraviolet wavelength;
a first marker associated with the first storage location, the first marker comprising a first material configured to emit a first visible light in response to receiving the first ultraviolet wavelength;
a second marker associated with the second storage location, the second marker comprising second material configured to emit a second visible light in response to receiving the second ultraviolet wavelength; and
one or more processors of a computer system, having memory configured to store and execute instructions, configured to:
determine a storage location for an inventory item to be stored, the storage location being determined from among the first storage location and the second storage location;
responsive to determining the storage location, identify an ultraviolet wavelength associated with the storage location;
when the storage location is the first storage location, provide first instructions that cause the ultraviolet wavelength source to emit the first ultraviolet wavelength based at least in part on the ultraviolet wavelength identified as being associated with the storage location, the first ultraviolet wavelength being emitted toward the first and second markers so as to cause the first marker to respond by emitting the first visible light that visibly indicates the first storage location; and
when the storage location is the second storage location, provide second instructions that cause the ultraviolet wavelength source to emit the second ultraviolet wavelength based at least in part on the ultraviolet wavelength identified as being associated with the storage location, the second ultraviolet wavelength being emitted toward the first and second markers so as to cause the second marker to respond by emitting the second visible light that visibly indicates the second storage location,
wherein both the first marker and the second marker are further configured to emit the first visible light and the second visible light, respectively, independent of a direct line of sight between the ultraviolet wavelength source and the first marker or the second marker.

US Pat. No. 10,691,908

HIERARCHICHAL OPTICAL ELEMENT SETS FOR MACHINE-READ ARTICLES

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES ...

1. An article comprising:a substrate that includes a physical surface;
an optical code embodied on the physical surface, wherein the optical code includes a hierarchy of parent and child optical element sets, the parent optical element set including a plurality of parent optical elements each of a first size and the child optical element set including a plurality of child optical elements each of a second size that is smaller than the first size,
wherein each parent optical element of the parent optical set represents a respective encoded bit, wherein the encoded bit represented by the respective parent optical element is based at least in part on a cumulative visual appearance of a corresponding subset of child optical elements of the child optical element set, wherein the cumulative visual appearance of each parent optical element is a respective visual gradient value indicating a degree of luminance in a range of gradient values having different degrees of luminance, the encoded bit represented by the respective parent optical element based on the visual gradient value for the respective parent optical element relative to a first threshold value,
wherein each child optical element of the child optical element set represents a respective encoded bit, wherein the encoded bit represented by each respective child optical element of the child optical element set is based at least in part on a visual appearance of the respective child optical element, wherein a visual appearance of each child optical element is a respective visual gradient value in the range of gradient values, the encoded bit represented by the respective child optical element based on the visual gradient value for the respective child optical elements relative to a second threshold value that is different from the first threshold value, and
wherein the encoded bits represented by the respective child optical elements are not decodable from a distance greater than a threshold distance, and wherein the encoded bits represented by the respective parent optical elements are decodable from the distance greater than the threshold distance.

US Pat. No. 10,691,177

MULTI-FORM FACTOR INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM (IHS) WITH REMOVABLE KEYBOARD

Dell Products, L.P., Rou...

1. An Information Handling System (IHS), comprising:a processor; and
a memory coupled to the processor, the memory having program instructions stored thereon that, upon execution by the processor, cause the IHS to:
identify a position of a physical keyboard disposed on a display surface of a bendable, continuous display; and
render a Graphical User Interface (GUI) feature on the display surface in response to the position of the physical keyboard, at least in part, by producing a touch input area on the display surface around a bottom edge of the physical keyboard.

US Pat. No. 10,690,988

APPARATUS INCLUDING A CONTROL DEVICE AND A METHOD OF USING THE SAME

SAGE ELECTROCHROMICS, INC...

1. An apparatus comprising:a window including switchable devices, wherein the switchable devices comprise:
a first electrochromic device having a first transmission level;
a second electrochromic device having a second transmission level; and
a third electrochromic device having a third transmission level; and
a control device configured to select a first scene from a collection of scenes for the window including switchable devices in response to receiving a first input corresponding to state information, wherein the first transmission level is different from the second transmission level.

US Pat. No. 10,690,864

ULTRA-SMALL FORM FACTOR RECEPTACLES FOR FIBER OPTICAL CONNECTORS

Senko Advanced Components...

1. A fiber stub holder, comprising:a top housing and a bottom housing;
the top housing and the bottom housing are configured to form a single housing;
the top housing has an opening configured to accept a first latch formed as part of a receptacle retainer assembly;the bottom housing has an opening configured to accept a second latch formed as part of the receptacle retainer assembly;the first latch and the second latch are opposing,
the first latch and the second latch secure the receptacle retainer assembly with the fiber stub holder; and
wherein the fiber stub holder is configured to receive and secure a corresponding fiber stub within each opening of the top housing and the bottom housing.

US Pat. No. 10,690,640

ANALYSIS METHOD FOR MYCOTOXINS

Shimadzu Corporation, Ky...

1. An analysis method for mycotoxins comprising:a separation step of separating, in a column, total aflatoxin, deoxynivalenol, nivaleonol and patulin contained in a liquid sample, by using a mixed liquid of a buffer and an organic solvent including acetonitrile and methanol as a mobile phase, and supplying the mobile phase to the column with a mixing ratio of acetonitrile and methanol in the mobile phase being increased over time;
a detection step of detecting components separated in the separation step by at least two detectors under same analysis condition; and
an identification step of identifying each component based on a detection result of the detection step, wherein
the at least two detectors include a fluorescence detector, and
in the identification step, based on one result of the detection step under the same analysis condition, total aflatoxin is identified based on a detection signal from the fluorescence detector, and deoxynivalenol, nivaleonol and patulin are identified based on a detection signal from a detector other than the fluorescence detector.

US Pat. No. 10,690,633

TOOLS FOR THE CALIBRATION OF AN ULTRASOUND INSPECTION DEVICE

VALLOUREC TUBES FRANCE, ...

1. A module to help in calibration of a device for inspection of metallurgical products, comprising:a memory configured to store data in a form of value/angle pairs, each pair corresponding to an amplitude of response to an ultrasound inspection in a direction of the metallurgical product corresponding to the angle;
a calculator configured to perform a processing function on the stored data;
wherein the data are organized into:
a first set of data involving a polydirectional reflector disposed in the metallurgical product, the pairs of the first set corresponding to amplitudes of response to ultrasound inspections along at least some of working directions of the polydirectional reflector; and
a second set of data involving a directional reflector disposed in the metallurgical product, the second set of data comprising:, for the directional reflector, at least one pair corresponding to an amplitude of response to an ultrasound inspection along one working direction of the reflector; and
wherein the processing function is disposed to establish a third set of data by interpolation of pairs of the first set of data and the second set of data, the pairs of the third set corresponding to standard amplitudes for ultrasound inspections along at least souse of the working directions of the polydirectional reflector.

US Pat. No. 10,690,442

HANDGUN BRACE

Gear Head Works, LLC, Ch...

1. A handgun brace for stabilizing a handgun on a user's forearm, comprising:a body adapted to detachably engage a support structure extending rearwardly from a rear end of a handgun;
a fixed arm extending from the body; and
a pivotable arm connected to the fixed arm, the pivotable arm having a free end distal to the fixed arm, the pivotable arm selectively moveable through a plane substantially normal to an axis of the support structure between a stowed position wherein a portion of the free end is received in a recess defined in a portion of the body, and a deployed position wherein the pivotable arm provides a surface against which a user's forearm is removably receivable to stabilize the handgun when the body is engaged with the support structure of the handgun.

US Pat. No. 10,690,420

HEAT EXCHANGE TUBE FOR HEAT EXCHANGER, HEAT EXCHANGER AND ASSEMBLY METHOD THEREOF

DANFOSS MICRO CHANNEL HEA...

16. A heat exchange tube for a heat exchanger, the heat exchange tube comprising:a combined heat exchange tube having a space at a center of the heat exchange tube, and
an insert accommodated in the space and configured to expand and joint the combined heat exchange tube in a fin hole in the heat exchanger,
wherein the insert is an internal expanding tube having a shape corresponding to the space, and
wherein the insert comprises a protrusion protruding outwardly from an outer surface of the internal expanding tube, the protrusion being configured to be inserted into a gap between two adjacent heat exchange sub-tubes when expanding and jointing the two heat exchange sub-tubes in the fin hole.

US Pat. No. 10,690,349

PREMIXING FUEL INJECTORS AND METHODS OF USE IN GAS TURBINE COMBUSTOR

General Electric Company,...

1. A fuel injector configured to be mounted to provide fluid communication in a transverse direction with respect to a longitudinal axis of a combustor, the fuel injector comprising:a frame having oppositely disposed end walls, the end walls extending in the transverse direction, a first side wall fuel injection body defining a first fuel plenum, and, opposite the first side wall fuel injection body, a second side wall fuel injection body defining a second fuel plenum, the first side wall fuel injection body and the second side wall fuel injection body extending parallel to each other axially between the end walls and, with the end walls, defining an opening for passage of air;
a third fuel injection body defining a third fuel plenum, the third fuel injection body extending axially between the end walls and being positioned between and parallel to the first side wall fuel injection body and the second side wall fuel injection body, the fuel injector further including air flow paths between the third fuel injection body and each of the first side wall fuel injection body and the second side wall fuel injection body;
wherein the first side wall fuel injection body comprises at least one outer surface through which a first plurality of fuel injection ports is defined, the second side wall fuel injection body comprises at least one outer surface through which a second plurality of fuel injection ports is defined, and the third fuel injection body comprises at least one outer surface through which a third plurality of fuel injection ports is defined, each plurality of fuel injection ports being in fluid communication with the respective fuel plenum and an adjacent air flow path of the air flow paths; and
a conduit fitting coupled to the frame and fluidly connected to the respective fuel plenums of the first side wall fuel injection body, the second side wall fuel injection body, and the third fuel injection body.

US Pat. No. 10,690,274

IRRIGATION PIPE AND METHOD OF FABRICATION

Lindsay Corporation, Oma...

1. A method of fabricating an irrigation pipe having a liquid conduit for delivering liquid, the method comprising the steps of:forming a portion of the liquid conduit by connecting a plurality of pipe sections;
bending flatbar material to form an upper bracket and a lower bracket of a mount assembly, the upper bracket including a projection, the mount assembly being operable to provide at least one point of attachment on a first pipe section of the plurality of pipe sections;
enclosing a portion of the first pipe section of the plurality of pipe sections via the mount assembly such that the projection of the upper bracket extends towards the first pipe section;
forming a first region and a second region between the first pipe section and the mount assembly, the first region extending over a top of the first pipe section, the second region being annularly adjacent the first region;
forming a notch in the first pipe section for receiving a portion of the projection of the upper bracket of the mount assembly therein; and
pressing the portion of the projection of the upper bracket into the notch of the first pipe section.

US Pat. No. 10,690,201

ADDITIVELY-MANUFACTURED BRAKE PAD ASSEMBLY WITH CONTROLLED COMPRESSIBILITY FACTOR

Robert Bosch LLC, Broadv...

1. A brake pad assembly comprising:a base plate having a surface;
a tribological lining extending from the surface of the base plate, the tribological lining comprising a substantially homogenous-mixture composite and having a first compressibility factor; and
an enhancement framework disposed within the tribological lining, the enhancement framework having a geometrically-repeating arrangement in a plane substantially parallel to the surface of the base plate from which the lining extends, the geometrically-repeating arrangement comprised of a number of structures, the structures having a second compressibility factor and wherein the second compressibility factor matches the first compressibility factor within a specified threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,689,764

THERMAL INTERFERENCE FIT ANODE ASSEMBLY FOR CATHODIC PROTECTION

The United States of Amer...

1. A mounting bolt and sacrificial anode assembly for use with a fuel tank, said assembly comprising;a cylindrical anode with a first end and a second end; and
a mounting bolt with a first end and a second end, said mounting bolt having a threaded shank proximate to the first end, a non-threaded shank adjacent and integral to said threaded shank with an anodized circular shoulder having a non-anodized first face cast to said non-threaded shank on an end opposite to where said non-threaded shank is adjacent to said threaded shank and an anodized hexagonal bolt head resting on a second face of said circular shoulder;
wherein said anode is fused to said mounting bolt after heating said anode to a uniform temperature of approximately two hundred degrees Fahrenheit and cooling said mounting bolt to approximately zero degrees Fahrenheit for at least six hours then pressing said anode onto said mounting bolt with said anode bottoming out on the first face of said shoulder such that said anode is fused to said mounting bolt; and
wherein the resulting fused assembly is capable of use for cathodic protection.

US Pat. No. 10,689,360

TLR INHIBITORS

Insilico Medicine IP Limi...

1. A compound of general formula (I):
wherein,
ring B is a substituted or unsubstituted monocycle containing 5-6 atoms, the monocycle being selected from an aryl, or heteroaryl,wherein the or heteroaryl has 1 heteroatom that is nitrogen;G represents a bond;
one of W, U, E and J represents CR-T and the rest of W, U, E and J are independently absent or independently represent CR2;
T represents:

wherein,
Z is selected from —N—C(O)— or —(O)C—N;
X represents (—CH2—)n, wherein n=1 to 24, thereby forming an alkylene chain, the alkylene chain is optionally substituted with a halogen, C1-C20 alkyl, C2-C10 alkenyl, C2-C10 alkynyl, halogenated C1-C10 alkyl, hydroxy C1-C10 alkyl, or C1-C10 alkoxy;
A is one of pyridinyl, pyrrolidinyl, A1, A2, A3, or A4,
which A is unsubstituted or substituted with one or more R groups,R1 is one or more of, independently of each other, H, C1-C20 alkyl, C2-C10 alkenyl, C2-C10 alkynyl, halogen, halogenated C1-C10 alkyl, hydroxy C1-C10 alkyl, C1-C10 alkoxy, —CN, a 3-8 membered saturated or partially unsaturated carbocyclic ring, a 3-7 membered heterocylic ring having 1-4 heteroatoms that are independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, or a 5-6 membered monocyclic heteroaryl ring having 1-4 heteroatoms that are independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur;
R2 is one or more of, independently on each other, H, C1-C20 alkyl, halogenated C1-C20 alkyl, —OR, —SR, —CN, a 3-8 membered saturated or partially unsaturated carbocyclic ring, a 3-7 membered heterocylic ring having 1-4 heteroatoms that are independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, or a 5-6 membered monocyclic heteroaryl ring having 1-4 heteroatoms that are independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur; and
each R is independently H, C1-C20 alkyl, C2-C20 alkenyl, C2-C20 alkynyl, halogenated C1-C20 alkyl, halogen, —OH, —OR, —NO2, —CN, —COOH, —CHO, —SO3H, —SO2R, —SOR, —NH2, —NHR, —NR2, —CHal3, —NHCO(C1-C10)alkyl, —CONHR, —C(O)R, —CO2R, —C(O)N(R)2, —NRC(O)R, —NRC(O)N(R)2, —NRSO2R, a 3-8 membered saturated or partially unsaturated cycloalkyl, C3?10 aryl, a 3-7 membered heterocyclic ring having 1-4 heteroatoms that are independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, or a 5-6 membered heteroaryl having 1-4 heteroatoms that are independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur,
or a stereoisomeric form or a mixture of stereoisomeric forms, or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,689,318

BISPHENOL HAVING FLUORENE SKELETON, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, POLYARYLATE RESIN, (METH)ACRYLATE COMPOUND AND EPOXY RESIN WHICH ARE DERIVED FROM THE BISPHENOL

TAOKA CHEMICAL CO., LTD.,...

1. A bisphenol represented by a general formula (1) below:
(where R1 to R4 are the same or different, and each represent an alkyl group, an aryl group or a halogen atom, n1 and n2 are the same or different, and each represent an integer of 1 to 4, and k1 to k4 are the same or different, and each represent 0 or an integer of 1 to 4; and when at least one of k1 to k4 is 2 or more, corresponding R1 to R4 may be the same or different).

US Pat. No. 10,689,311

REDUCED POLYMER FORMATION FOR SELECTIVE ETHYLENE OLIGOMERIZATIONS

Chevron Phillips Chemical...

13. A reaction system comprising:a reaction zone configured to form an oligomer product, the reaction zone comprising ethylene, an organic reaction medium, a catalyst system, a C3+ olefin, and optionally hydrogen;
a first reaction zone inlet configured to introduce the catalyst system comprising i) a chromium component comprising an N2-phosphinyl amidine chromium compound complex, an N2-phosphinyl formamidine chromium compound complex, an N2-phosphinyl guanidine chromium compound complex, or any combination thereof, and ii) an aluminoxane to the reaction zone;
a second reaction zone inlet configured to introduce ethylene and optionally hydrogen to the reaction zone;
a third reaction zone inlet configured to introduce the organic reaction medium to the reaction zone;
a C3+ olefin feed line in fluid communication with the first reaction zone inlet, the second reaction zone inlet, the third reaction zone inlet, or a fourth reaction zone inlet wherein the C3+ olefin feed line is configured to introduce the C3+ olefin to the reaction zone; and
one or more reaction zone outlets configured to discharge a reaction zone effluent comprising an ethylene oligomer product from the reaction zone.

US Pat. No. 10,689,239

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR AN INTELLIGENT CONCENTRATE MIXING AND DELIVERY DEVICE

BEV-EDGE, LLC, Ridgefiel...

16. An intelligent concentrate mixing and delivery system, comprising:an intelligent concentrate mixing and delivery device including:
at least one ingredient storage device containing one or more ingredients, the one or more ingredients including at least one of a flavor ingredient, a color ingredient, or an acidulent;
at least one ingredient pump configured to pump the one or more ingredients into at least one mixing chamber;
at least one mixing chamber for reconstructing a finished concentrate from the one or more ingredients, wherein reconstructing a finished concentrate includes combining the one or more ingredients with at least one of water, a sweetener, or an acidulent; and
a pump configured to pump the finished concentrate into a beverage dispense system, the finished concentrate being free of any added carbon dioxide when pumped into the beverage dispense system, the finished concentrate including less water than needed to constitute a finished beverage; and
a beverage dispense system coupled with the intelligent concentrate mixing and delivery device, the beverage dispense system for dispensing the finished concentrate as part of a finished beverage, the beverage dispense system fluidly connected to at least one of a source of water or a source of carbon dioxide, the beverage dispense system configured to add at least one of water or carbon dioxide to the finished concentrate prior to dispensing.

US Pat. No. 10,689,214

MODULAR RADIAL IMPELLER DRUM WITH VARIABLE BLADE SEGMENTS FOR PRINTING DEVICES

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A modular radial impeller drum for cooling print media in a printing device, comprising:a plurality of impeller modules coupled together to form a surface to transport the print media, wherein each one of the plurality of impeller modules, comprises:
a cylindrical outer surface;
a cylindrical center axis inside of the cylindrical outer surface; and
a plurality of impeller blades coupled between the cylindrical outer surface and the cylindrical center axis, wherein the plurality of impeller blades of the plurality of impeller modules is varied across a length of the modular radial impeller drum.

US Pat. No. 10,689,192

METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR HANDLING WASTE MATERIAL

MARICAP OY, Vantaa (FI)

1. A method for conveying and handling waste material in a channel section of a pneumatic wastes conveying system, wherein the pneumatic wastes conveying system comprises a separating device provided at a delivery end of the pneumatic wastes conveying system and a conveying pipe connected to the separating device, the method comprising the steps of:feeding the waste material into the conveying pipe of the pneumatic pipe transport system;
conveying the waste material along with a transporting air flow in the conveying pipe to the delivery end of the pneumatic pipe transport system;
stopping movement of the waste material being conveyed in the conveying pipe at the delivery end by a stopper arranged between the separating device and the waste material being handled, such that the waste material stops and compacts against the stopper before reaching the separating device; and
providing a bypass channel to allow at least a part of the transporting air to flow past the stopper into the separating device while the waste material stops and compacts against the stopper before reaching the separating device,
wherein the bypass channel starts, at a first end thereof, in the conveying pipe at a distance from the stopper at an upstream side of the stopper, and the second end of the bypass channel connects to the conveying pipe at a downstream side of the stopper, and
wherein the waste material compacting against the stopper before reaching the separating device is achieved by generating a pressure difference acting on difference sides of the waste material and supplying a replacement air from the bypass channel to act on the waste material which stops by the stopper.

US Pat. No. 10,689,191

DUST TRAPPING LID WITH A CONTAINER FOR COLLECTING DIRT FROM VACUUM CANISTERS AND OTHER REFUSE COLLECTING RECEPTACLES

1. A container with refuse and dust trapping lid, comprising:A) a container having
i. a side wall, circular in shape, having an internal surface an external surface a bottom end and a top end
ii. a bottom plate fixedly-contiguous to the bottom end of the side wall thereby forming the container having a closed bottom an open top and an internal chamber,
B) a lid similarly-shaped to the container having
i. a top wall similarly-shaped having an internal surface and an external surface
ii. a side wall contiguous and perpendicular to the top wall having an internal surface and an external surface,
C) a living hinge system for releasably locking the lid to the open top of the container,
D) a top membrane similarly-shaped to the container having
i. a center surface a perimeter surface
ii. a plurality of pyramid-shaped cutouts with their bases connected at the center surface forming a center opening and their peaks pointing toward the membrane's perimeter surface, and
E) a mortise and tenon joint system for releasably attaching the top membrane to the internal surface of the top wall of the lid is via a mortise and tenon joint system having
i. a plurality of tenons, made of flexible push pins protruding downward fixedly attached to the internal surface of the top wall of the lid, and
ii. a plurality of mortises, made of elongated holes, located along the perimeter of the top membrane, each of said mortises in position corresponding to the position of the plurality of the tenons, so that when the top membrane is pushed inside the lid, the mortises connect with the tenons, thereby releasably attaching the top membrane to the internal surface of the top wall of the lid,
whereby the bottom membrane is attached to the lid, disposed directly below the top membrane, so that the pyramid-shaped cutouts of the first top membrane are covered by the bottom membrane center surface, forming a flexible, continuous shield designed to part way when the end-user is inserting through its center surface, a canister holding dirt, trapping inside any/all dust being released from said canister into the internal chamber of the container.

US Pat. No. 10,689,146

ORIENTAL FOOD TAKEOUT BOX AND PLATE ASSEMBLY

1. An oriental food takeout box and plate assembly, comprising:a unitary body being interchangeable between a substantially planar eating surface configuration defined by two side faces of the unitary body, two lateral faces of the unitary body, an enclosed bottom face of the unitary body, an inner upper face of the unitary body, and an outer upper face of the unitary body, the inner and upper faces disposed at opposing ends of the unitary body and the two side faces, two lateral faces, enclosed bottom face, inner upper face, and outer upper face defining an inner surface and an outer surface, and a takeout box configuration having:
the two side faces opposing one another with each side face forming at least one side container aperture;
two lateral faces opposing one another, an enclosed bottom face, an inner upper face opposing the enclosed bottom face and defining two parallel spaced-apart discontinuous slits forming a loop, and an outer upper face defining and enclosing a loop aperture with the loop protruding therethrough and above the outer surface of the outer upper face; and
the inner and upper faces disposed in an overlapping configuration to define, with the inner surfaces of the two side faces, the two lateral faces, the enclosed bottom face, the inner upper face, and the outer upper face, a cavity for placement of an edible item; and
at least one utensil being disposed through the loop and directly coupled to the outer surface of the outer upper face of the unitary body, the utensil fastening the outer upper face to the inner upper face in the overlapping configuration, whereby the utensil retains the unitary body in the takeout box configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,688,918

MOBILE DEVICE TETHERING FOR A REMOTE PARKING ASSIST SYSTEM OF A VEHICLE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle comprising:projection lamps; and
a body control module to:
determine a distance of a mobile device from the vehicle by using wireless communication between the mobile device and the body control module;
project a representation of a boundary around the vehicle via the projection lamps;
modify the representation of the boundary based on the distance of the mobile device from the vehicle and an operational state of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,688,829

TIRE

TOYO TIRE CORPORATION, I...

1. A tire comprising:a tread rubber comprising an outer layer which has an outside surface in a tire radial direction and an inner layer which is adjacent to the outer layer in an inner side in the tire radial direction,
the tread rubber is formed by spirally winding at least a first ribbon rubber and a second ribbon rubber along a tire peripheral direction,
the first ribbon rubber is formed of a first rubber, and the second ribbon rubber is of the first rubber and a second rubber, the elastic modulus of the first rubber is greater than the elastic modulus of the second rubber,
the tread rubber is provided with peripheral joint portions where the first rubber and the second rubber each having a different elastic modulus are joined in a tire peripheral direction, a total area of the peripheral joint portions in the outer layer is smaller than a total area of the peripheral joint portions in the inner layer,
the tread rubber is provided with width joint portions where the first rubber and the second rubber each having a different elastic modulus are joined in the tire width direction, and a total area of the width joint portions in the outer layer is smaller than a total area of the width joint portions in the inner layer, and
a ground end portion of the outside surface of the tread rubber in a tire width direction is formed by a first portion formed by the first rubber of the first ribbon rubber and a second portion formed by the first rubber of the second ribbon rubber.

US Pat. No. 10,688,785

PRINTING SYSTEM WITH A FLUID CIRCULATING ELEMENT

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A printing system comprising:a fluid ejection chamber having a nozzle;
a drop ejecting element positioned in the fluid ejection chamber to cause a droplet of fluid in the fluid ejection chamber to be ejected through the nozzle;
a fluid circulation channel in communication with the fluid ejection chamber;
a fluid circulating element positioned in the fluid circulation channel to circulate fluid through the fluid circulation channel and the fluid ejection chamber;
a logic device to:
receive a control signal addressed to the drop ejecting element; and
based on the control signal, selectively energize the drop ejecting element to eject a drop through the nozzle or energize the fluid circulating element to circulate fluid through the fluid circulation channel.

US Pat. No. 10,688,681

FLAME-TREATED DRUM AND METHOD OF TREATMENT

1. A method of manufacturing a treated wooden drum shell from an untreated drum shell starting material having a wooden exterior surface, comprising exposing the exterior surface of the untreated drum shell to a flame, thereby altering wood fibers in an outer layer of the treated drum shell relative to the untreated drum shell to form a protective armor layer.

US Pat. No. 10,688,627

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR ALIGNING HEAVY METAL PLATES DURING TANK CONSTRUCTION

1. An apparatus for aligning heavy metal plates during tank construction, comprising:an elongated frame;
a pair of locking members pivotably coupled to the frame; and
a pair of adjustable alignment members attached to the frame between the pair of locking members.

US Pat. No. 10,688,564

PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING POWDER PARTICLES BY ATOMIZATION OF A FEED MATERIAL IN THE FORM OF AN ELONGATED MEMBER

TEKNA PLASMA SYSTEMS INC....

1. An apparatus for producing powder particles by atomization of a feed material in the form of an elongated member, comprising:an inductively coupled plasma torch defining a longitudinal axis, having an upstream end and including an inner plasma confinement tube coaxial with the longitudinal axis, having a downstream end, and in which the inductively coupled plasma torch produces plasma;
an injection probe coaxial with the longitudinal axis at the upstream end of the inductively coupled plasma torch and comprising an elongated conduit which extends through at least an upstream portion of the plasma confinement tube for introducing the elongated member of feed material axially into the plasma confinement tube; and
an atomization nozzle at the downstream end of the plasma confinement tube, wherein the atomization nozzle comprises an aperture coaxial with the longitudinal axis for receiving the elongated member of feed material from the injection probe through the plasma confinement tube, and wherein the atomization nozzle is configured for producing, using plasma from the plasma confinement tube, at least one feed material atomizing plasma jet for surface melting and atomizing feed material of a forward end of the elongated member by exposure to the at least one feed material atomizing plasma jet.

US Pat. No. 10,688,527

PHOSPHOR DEVICE COMPRISING PLURAL PHOSPHOR AGENTS FOR CONVERTING WAVEBAND LIGHT INTO PLURAL COLOR LIGHTS WITH DIFFERENT WAVELENGTH PEAKS

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A phosphor device of an illumination system, the illumination system emitting a first waveband light, the phosphor device comprising:a substrate; and
a phosphor layer formed on the substrate for converting the first waveband light into a second waveband light, comprising:
a first phosphor agent, wherein the first waveband light is converted into a first color light by the first phosphor agent, and the first color light has a first wavelength peak; and
a second phosphor agent distributed over the first phosphor agent and mixed with the first phosphor agent, wherein the first waveband light is converted into a second color light by the second phosphor agent, and the second color light has a second wavelength peak,
wherein the first color light and the second color light are integrated into the second waveband light, and wherein the difference between the first wavelength peak and the second wavelength peak is larger than or equal to 50 nanometers, and less than or equal to 100 nanometers.

US Pat. No. 10,688,433

MATERIALS, METHODS, AND DEVICES FOR SILOXANE CONTAMINANT REMOVAL

Donaldson Company, Inc., ...

1. A method of filtering a gas comprising siloxane and ammonia, the method comprising:providing a filter element comprising:
a first adsorbent material, the first adsorbent material comprising an acid gas remover;
a second adsorbent material, wherein the second adsorbent material is impregnated with a strong acid;
a third adsorbent material, wherein the third adsorbent material has been acid-washed; and
passing the gas through the filter element to reduce siloxane and ammonia levels in the gas, wherein the gas passes sequentially through the first adsorbent material, then the second adsorbent material, and then the third adsorbent material.

US Pat. No. 10,688,094

BROMOCRIPTINE FORMULATIONS

VeroScience LLC, Tiverto...

1. A dosage form comprising: bromocriptine and one or more excipients; wherein the dosage form provides for absorption of a substantial amount of bromocriptine through the gastric and/or intestinal mucosa when administered to a subject; wherein the bromocriptine has a Dv10 of less than 2 ?m and a volume-based particle size distribution with a span of about 2 or lower; and wherein the dosage form provides a dissolution profile, when tested in USP Apparatus Type 2 Paddle Method at 50 rpm in 500 mL of 0.1 N hydrochloric acid at about 37° C., wherein at least about 80% of the bromocriptine has been released at about 30 minutes.

US Pat. No. 10,687,876

BONE FUSION SYSTEM

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Cen...

1. An intervertebral cage, comprising:a) a first longitudinal bar pair and a second longitudinal bar pair, each longitudinal bar pair comprising an upper bar and a lower bar, wherein a longitudinal bar pairs are spaced from each other on opposite sides of a midline vertical plane of the cage;
b) at least two spacers connected by a threaded rod and each moveable within the space between the longitudinal bar pairs to cause movement of at least a portion of the longitudinal bar pairs away from each other and from the midline vertical plane; and
c) at least one separator movable between the upper and lower bars of one of the longitudinal bar pairs to cause separation between at least a portion of the bars of that longitudinal bar pair.

US Pat. No. 10,687,865

SPINAL GRAFT

Brahm Holdings, LLC, Ger...

1. A method of stabilizing a vertebral region of a spine following a decompression surgery comprisingperforming a decompression surgery;
providing a graft comprising;
a rounded superior arm having a surface defining a notch positioned at a central region of the superior arm to receive and contact against an inferior edge of a spinous process of a superior vertebra;
a rounded inferior arm having a surface defining a notch positioned at a central region of the inferior arm to receive and contact against a superior edge of a spinous process of an inferior vertebra;
a first wing for extending into a first vertebral gutter; and
a second wing for extending into a second vertebral gutter, the first and second wing having curved edges;
wherein an effective amount of a human birth tissue material composition is deposited on an outer surface of the graft,
engaging the notch of the superior arm with an inferior edge of a spinous process of a superior vertebra in a lumbar region of the spine; and
engaging the notch of the inferior arm with an superior edge of a spinous process of an inferior vertebra in a lumbar region of the spine,
wherein the vertebral region of the spine is stabilized.

US Pat. No. 10,687,855

BONE ANCHOR RECEIVER WITH EXTENSION PORTIONS HAVING CONTROLLED SPLAY ALLOWANCE HELICALLY WOUND FLANGE FORMS

Roger P. Jackson, Prairi...

1. A spinal fixation assembly comprising:a receiver having a set of arms, each of the arms having a lower inner surface and an extension portion, each extension portion having an upper inner surface extending above the lower inner surface;
a channel defined by the set of arms and the extension portions;
a closure top rotationally receivable and advanceable downwardly into the channel;
a closure top flange extending continuously and helically about the closure top, the closure top flange having a closure top load flank surface and a closure top splay control ramp; and
a receiver flange extending discontinuously and helically along the lower and upper inner surfaces of each of the receiver arms and extension portions, respectively, the receiver flange having a receiver load flank surface and a receiver splay control ramp, the closure top flange and the receiver flange allowing an outward splay of the receiver arms and the extension portions, as a torque between the closure top and the receiver set of arms increases during loading of the closure top load flank and the receiver load flank surfaces so as to provide more thrust for a given amount of torque while moving a portion of a rod positioned within the channel downward along a portion of the channel by rotational advancement of the closure top in the channel, the receiver splay control ramp then being mutually engageable with the closure top splay control ramp in an interlocking arrangement so as to constrain the outward splay of the receiver set of arms when the portion of the rod is moved along the channel toward a bottom of the channel by the rotational advancement of the closure top;
wherein the closure top and receiver flanges allow an outward splay of the set of arms so as to provide for a maximum thrust for a given amount of torque applied to the closure top when the closure top is rotationally received and advanced downwardly into the receiver channel and the amount of torque ranges between 70 in pounds and 125 in pounds.

US Pat. No. 10,687,833

ULTRASOUND CATHETER

INDIANA UNIVERSITY RESEAR...

1. An ultrasound catheter system for disrupting an occlusion within a blood vessel which can be guided from an access site on a subject's body to a target site adjacent to the occlusion, the ultrasound catheter comprising:an elongate catheter body having a proximal portion, a distal portion, and a first lumen;
an ultrasound transmitter extending longitudinally through the first lumen of the catheter body and having a proximal end and a distal end, the distal end configured to provide mechanical vibration from the ultrasound transmitter to disrupt the occlusion within the blood vessel;
a positioning mechanism located at a distal end of the catheter body, the positioning mechanism having a first retracted position and a second deployed position;
a pilot needle disposed within the ultrasound transmitter;
wherein the positioning mechanism is radially expandable from the first retracted position to the second deployed position to position the catheter in the blood vessel,
wherein the distal end of the ultrasound transmitter is open to the biological environment, and
wherein the pilot needle is configured to traverse beyond the distal end of the ultrasound transmitter and create a pilot hole within the occlusion prior to the distal end disrupting the occlusion.

US Pat. No. 10,687,811

SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS INCLUDING SENSORS

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A surgical instrument, comprising:a handle portion;
a shaft coupled to the handle portion;
a pair of jaw members operably coupled to the shaft and movable relative to one another between spaced and approximated positions in response to an actuation of the handle portion, the pair of jaw members configured to perform a stapling function;
an inflatable member detachably connected to a first tissue-contacting surface of a first jaw member of the pair of jaw members via a fastener such that upon an actuation of the stapling function of the pair of jaw members, the inflatable member is configured to release from the first tissue-contacting surface by the stapling function severing the fastener, the inflatable member configured to apply pressure to tissue disposed between the pair of jaw members;
a first sensor associated with the at least one of the pair of jaw members, the first sensor being configured to measure local perfusion in the tissue disposed between the pair of jaw members; and
a second sensor in communication with the inflatable member and configured to measure a pressure within the inflatable member, wherein the surgical instrument is configured to indicate a local perfusion pressure of the tissue using the first and second sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,687,776

METHOD FOR BREAST SCREENING IN FUSED MAMMOGRAPHY

HOLOGIC, INC., Bedford, ...

1. A method comprising:acquiring a first medical image of a patient using a first imaging modality of a first imaging device;
computer-processing the first medical image to identify a feature for analysis, the computer-processing including segmenting the first medical image into plural segments to obtain segmented imaging data and identifying in the segmented imaging data the feature for analysis;
providing information indicating the feature for analysis identified in the segmented imaging data to a second imaging device which uses a second imaging modality; and
acquiring by the second imaging device using the second imaging modality, based on the provided information, a second medical image of the patient, the second medical image including the identified feature of interest.

US Pat. No. 10,687,739

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR NON-INVASIVE GLUCOSE MEASUREMENT

Cnoga Medical Ltd., Caes...

1. A method of monitoring a blood glucose of a person, comprising:(a) (i) invasively measuring the blood glucose of the person using an invasive component of a bioparameter monitoring device, storing an invasive blood glucose measurement, gk1, in a non-invasive component of the bioparameter monitoring device;
(b) within a proximity time before or after step “(a)”, one or more color image sensors in the non-invasive component of the device generating a series of images reflecting absorption of light having traversed tissue of a body part of the person, the series of images converted into a vector V, wherein the vector V is associated with a particular at least one invasive blood glucose measurement gk1, describing a momentary glucose level in the person's blood and a set of all the vectors, each vector in the set identified as V, associated with an invasively determined blood glucose level define a learning set ? of the device;
from a plurality of learning vectors, forming, by one or more processors, an M by N regular learning matrix, ?, by repeating steps “(a)” through “(b)” so as to acquire N vectors in the learning set, wherein N is determined according to the person's invasively determined blood glucose level;
(c) implementing a noninvasive isolation mechanism of a tissue glucose level by unique association of a vector Vk with an invasive blood glucose level, wherein the association is defined as Vk?gk, wherein if Vk=Vn then gk=gn for any k?n, where gk and gn are invasively determined blood glucose level references of the person and Vk is a vector in the learning set ?,
and discarding any vectors Vk that fails the noninvasive isolation mechanism's association;
(d) determining, by the one or more processors, a neural network from the learning set ? by pairing vectors into a branch and forming multiple branches into loops, wherein two vectors are paired if they have a pre-defined similarity in the blood glucose levels that each are associated with; and
(e) calibrating the neural network by having the neural network pass at least one internal blind test.

US Pat. No. 10,687,717

PPG SENSOR HAVING LIGHT ARRIVAL ANGLE CONTROL AT DETECTOR

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A wearable device for monitoring a physiological parameter of an individual, comprising:a housing having a skin-contacting surface;
a light emitter positioned within the housing and configured to emit light towards a skin of the individual when the skin-contacting surface is positioned at the skin of the individual;
a plurality of light sensors, wherein each of the plurality of light sensors is configured to detect light output from the light emitter that has interacted with a tissue region associated with the skin of the individual;
a first viewing component that coupled with a first light sensor of the plurality of light sensors, and positioned at a first separation distance from the light emitter, the first viewing component configured to:
allow light transmitted from the light emitter and received from the tissue region of the individual at a first preselected angle of incidence to pass through to the first light sensor, and
block light at angles other than the first preselected angle of incidence, wherein the first preselected angle of incidence is based at least in part on the first separation distance;
a second viewing component coupled with a second light sensor of the plurality of light sensors, and positioned at a second separation distance from the light emitter, the second viewing component configured to:
allow light transmitted from the light emitter and received from the tissue region of the individual at a second preselected angle of incidence, different from the first preselected angle of incidence, to pass through to the second light sensor; and
block light at angles other than the second preselected angle of incidence, wherein the second preselected angle of incidence is based at least in part on the second separation distance;
wherein the first separation distance is less than the second separation distance and the first preselected angle of incidence is less than the second preselected angle of incidence; and
a processor within the housing and in communication with the plurality of light sensors, wherein the processor is configured to compute the physiological parameter based on the light detected by the plurality of light sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,687,712

AUTOMATIC CONTINUOUS PATIENT MOVEMENT MONITORING

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A monitoring system, comprising:at least one video camera configured to continuously stream a video of a subject in normal and darkened room conditions;
a computer operatively connected with the at least one video camera, the computer programmed to:
identify clusters of: (a) respiratory motion; and (h) body part motion of the subject in the video of the subject streamed by the at least one video camera;
compute a difference signal based on comparison between
a current, selected image and a plurality of reference images, the reference images being relative to the current image and from the streamed video of the subject,
identify at least one additional cluster of respiratory motion in the streamed video of the subject based on the difference signal; and
segment, on the streamed video, clusters of body part motion, and a head, chest, upper arm area or trunk portion of the subject[s ]based on the at least one additional cluster of respiratory motion of the subject in the streamed video.

US Pat. No. 10,687,670

SHEAR BLADE ASSEMBLY FOR A BLENDER

VITA-MIX MANAGEMENT CORPO...

1. A blender system comprising:a blender container comprising a first end and a second end;
a shearing blade assembly disposed proximal to the second end of the blender container, the shearing blade assembly comprising:
a shearing mechanism comprising at least one side wall comprising a plurality of apertures, an open end, and a closed end;
a choke plate disposed proximal to the open end; and
a shearing blade disposed within the shearing mechanism, wherein the shearing blade is configured to rotate about an axis,
wherein rotation of the shearing blade operatively draws foodstuff into the open end and forces foodstuff out through the plurality of apertures to shear the foodstuff.

US Pat. No. 10,687,634

INTERNALLY TENSIONED INFLATABLE STRUCTURES

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. An inflatable system comprising:a bladder configured to contain fluid, the bladder including a top wall, a bottom wall opposite of the top wall, and side walls disposed between the top and bottom walls along perimeter edges of the top and bottom walls;
a first plurality of tethers that are elongated, each tether in the first plurality of tethers having a first longitudinal end and a second longitudinal end respectively connected to the top and bottom walls of the bladder within a first region of the bladder, the first plurality of tethers having a first tether length, a first tether spacing between respective ones of the first plurality of tethers, a first tether angle relative to one of the top and bottom walls, and a first tether stiffness; and
a second plurality of tethers that are elongated, each tether in the second plurality of tethers having a first longitudinal end and a second longitudinal end respectively connected to the top and bottom walls of the bladder within a second region of the bladder, the second plurality of tethers having a second tether length, a second tether spacing between respective ones of the second plurality of tethers, a second tether angle relative to the one of the top and bottom walls, and a second tether stiffness, wherein:
the second tether spacing is different than the first tether spacing;
the first plurality of tethers includes first and second sub-pluralities of tethers disposed entirely on opposite sides of the second plurality of tethers, and the second plurality of tethers is disposed entirely between the first and second sub-pluralities of tethers in the first plurality of tethers; and
the first tether spacing of the first sub-plurality of tethers is the same as the first tether spacing of the second sub-plurality of tethers.

US Pat. No. 10,687,568

SURGICAL HELMET

Zimmer, Inc., Warsaw, IN...

1. A surgical helmet assembly, comprising:a helmet enclosure shaped to encircle a head of a user including;
a brow bar portion at a front of the helmet enclosure that is shaped to extend along a brow or a forehead of the user; and
first and second stabilizers shaped to extend downward from the helmet enclosure in front of ears of the user, each of the first and second stabilizers comprising a protrusion extending from the brow bar that terminates along a side of the head of the user;
a fan retained in the helmet enclosure;
a face shield that is transparent and coupleable to at least the brow bar portion by one or more of a hook and loop fastener and a post protruding from the brow bar portion;
a headband shaped to extend across an occiput region of the user's head coupled to the helmet enclosure; and
a surgical garment coupleable to the helmet enclosure for covering at least the head and shoulders of a user in use,
wherein the brow bar portion has vents disposed therein to direct airflow pushed through the helmet enclosure from the fan onto the user.
US Pat. No. 10,690,658

MEANS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING T CELL RECOGNITION

AIMM THERAPEUTICS B.V., ...

1. A method for determining whether a sample from an individual contains T cells that recognize a tumor-specific T cell epitope or a T cell epitope from an autoantigen or from a pathogen, comprising:inducing, enhancing and/or maintaining expression of Bcl-6 and/or STAT5 in at least one B cell;
inducing, enhancing and/or maintaining expression of an anti-apoptotic nucleic acid in said at least one B cell;
allowing expansion of said at least one B cell into a B cell culture;
incubating B cells of said B cell culture with at least one compound comprising said tumor-specific T cell epitope or said T cell epitope from an autoantigen or from a pathogen;
incubating the resulting B cells with T cells from said sample; and
determining whether at least one T cell recognizes said tumor-specific T cell epitope or said T cell epitope from an autoantigen or from a pathogen.
US Pat. No. 10,688,155

COMBINATION OF DOPAMINE AGONISTS PLUS FIRST PHASE INSULIN SECRETAGOGUES FOR THE TREATMENT OF METABOLIC DISORDERS

VeroScience LLC, Tiverto...

1. A method of treating a metabolic disorder or key elements of a metabolic disorder such method comprising the step of administering to a subject having a metabolic disorder or a patient in need thereof, (a) a dopamine receptor agonist; and (b) a first-phase insulin secretagogue selected from the group consisting of glucagon like peptide-1 (GLP-1) or an analog thereof, a dipeptidyl peptidase inhibitor, gastric inhibitory polypeptide (also known as glucose-dependent insulinotropic peptide), a meglitinide, repaglinide, nateglinide, postprandial insulin, a thiazolidinedione and short acting insulin, wherein the dosage of each of said dopamine receptor agonist and first-phase insulin secretagogue in combination, provides a therapeutic effect greater than the additive effect of administering the same dosage of each of said dopamine receptor agonist and first-phase insulin secretagogue alone, and wherein the dopamine receptor agonist and the first-phase insulin secretagogue are administered at the same time.
US Pat. No. 10,689,440

METHOD OF TREATING CROHN'S DISEASE AND ULCERATIVE COLITIS BY USING AN INDUCTION DOSING REGIMEN OF ADALIMUMAB

Fresenius Kabi Deutschlan...

1. A method of treating a disorder selected from Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, the method comprising administering a multiple-variable dose of adalimumab to a subject in need thereof, wherein the multiple-variable dose comprises administering an induction dose of adalimumab which ranges from 81 to 160 mg such that a threshold level of the adalimumab is achieved within an induction phase, and administering at least one treatment dose comprising 40 to 160 mg adalimumab within a treatment phase subsequent to the induction phase, such that treatment of the disorder occurs, wherein the treatment phase comprises a first treatment dose and a second treatment dose, wherein the first treatment dose is administered for a period sufficient to achieve mucosal healing prior to administration of the second treatment dose and the adalimumab is administered subcutaneously in a liquid formulation containing 100 mg/mL of adalimumab.
US Pat. No. 10,693,114

POLYOLEFIN-BASED POROUS FILM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

Asahi Kasei E-materials C...

1. A method for producing a polyolefin-based porous film comprising:an (A) step: a raw fabric forming step for forming a non-porous raw fabric from a polyolefin-based resin composition; and
a (B) step: an MD cold stretching step for cold stretching the non-porous raw fabric obtained in the (A) step at a temperature of ?20° C. to (Tm?30)° C., where Tm is a melting point (° C.) of the non-porous raw fabric, in an extruding direction (MD) of the raw fabric to make the raw fabric porous,
wherein the non-porous raw fabric obtained in the (A) step contains 80 mass % or more of a high-density polyethylene having a density of 0.960 to 0.963 g/cm3 and melt flow index of 0.25 to 1.0 g/10 min, and
wherein a birefringence of the non-porous raw fabric obtained in the (A) step is 3.0×10?2 or more, and a pore surface area of the obtained polyolefin-based porous film is 37.9 to 42.0 m2/g,
wherein in the (A) step, a draft ratio of (draw-off speed of cast roll)/(flow rate of resin from die lip, which is calculated based on density) is 400 to 600 times.

US Pat. No. 10,694,488

DEVICE LOCATION DETECTION FOR ENHANCED DEVICE CONNECTION FOR VEHICLES

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method comprising:detecting an electronic device in proximity to a vehicle, the electronic device associated with a known user of the vehicle;
collecting sensor data with respect to the electronic device via a plurality of sensors onboard the vehicle;
determining, via a processor using the sensor data collected from the plurality of sensors onboard the vehicle, whether the electronic device is physically disposed inside the vehicle; and
selectively connecting the electronic device with a telematics unit of the vehicle, via the processor, based on whether the electronic device is physically disposed inside the vehicle, wherein the step of selectively connecting the electronic device comprises:
connecting the electronic device with the telematics unit when the electronic device is detected in proximity to the vehicle and is determined to be physically disposed inside the vehicle; and
not connecting the electronic device with the telematics unit when the electronic device is detected in proximity to the vehicle and is determined to not be physically disposed inside the vehicle, wherein the step of not connecting the electronic device comprises preventing connection with a known electronic device when the known electronic device is not physically disposed inside the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,694,487

DISTRIBUTED NETWORK BLACK BOX USING CROWD-BASED COOPERATION AND ATTESTATION

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a first network node and at a second network node, configuration information sufficient to establish a data collection policy for the first network node and the second network node;
capturing data, on the first network node, in accordance with the data collection policy to obtain first captured data;
capturing data, on a second network node, in accordance with the data collection policy to obtain second captured data;
detecting an anomaly occurring at a third network node; and
in response to detecting the anomaly, transferring from the first network node, to an analysis server, first collected data derived from the first captured data based on both the data collection policy and a first proximity metric indicating a logical distance between the first network node and the third network node, and transferring from the second network node, to the analysis server, second collected data derived from the second captured data based on both the data collection policy and a second proximity metric indicating a logical distance between the second network node and the third network node,
wherein the first collected data and the second collected data are different from each other, and are based on an anomaly trigger type, and on the first proximity metric and the second proximity metric, respectively,
the method further comprising:
transferring from the first network node, to the analysis server, a first amount of first collected data when the first network node and the third network node are separated by a first logical distance, and transferring from the first network node, to the analysis server, a second amount of first collected data that is less than the first amount of collected data when the first network node and the third network node are separated by a second logical distance that is greater than the first logical distance.

US Pat. No. 10,694,486

USER EQUIPMENT, RADIO ACCESS NETWORK NODE, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF DETERMINING A RELATIVE POSITION OF USER EQUIPMENTS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A user equipment, comprising:a wireless interface for communication with a cellular communication network, wherein the wireless interface being operative for:
a device-to-device transmission and/or a device-to-device reception in a position determining procedure in which a relative position between the user equipment and at least one further user equipment is determined, and
communication with a radio access network node of the cellular communication network for network assistance in the position determining procedure, wherein the device-to-device transmission and/or the device-to-device reception in the position determining procedure does not involve communication with or through the radio access network node; and
a processing device being operative for controlling the user equipment during the position determining, wherein the processing device is configured to:
request the radio access network node to transmit a message associated with the position determining procedure in dependence on a target precision for the relative position determined during the position determining procedure;
receive the message associated with the position determining procedure from the radio access network node; and
control at least one of:
a transmission of a device-to-device message to the at least one further user equipment to enable the at least one further user equipment to determine the relative position with the user equipment based on a measurement of the device-to-device message transmitted; or
a reception of a device-to-device message from the at least one further user equipment and a determination of the relative position to the at least one further user equipment based on a measurement of the device-to-device message received,
wherein the least one of the transmission or reception of the device-to-device message is in accordance with the message received from the radio access node.

US Pat. No. 10,694,485

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CORRECTING MULTIPATH OFFSET AND DETERMINING WIRELESS STATION LOCATIONS

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method for determining a location for one or more wireless stations or access points, the method comprising:receiving, by a processor, trace data from one or more vehicles;
performing, by the processor, a particle filtering analysis on the trace data; and
determining, by the processor, the location for the one or more wireless stations or access points,
wherein the particle filtering analysis comprises:
generating or re-regenerating samples from the trace data;
calculating and associating a weight with each of the samples; and
iterating the generating or re-regenerating or the samples and the calculating and associating of the weight until a probability distribution of the samples is obtained.

US Pat. No. 10,694,484

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR SUPPORTING INBOUND ROAMER USER EQUIPMENT

NEC LABORATORIES EUROPE G...

1. IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Centralized Services Interworking Function (ICS-IWF) for supporting a registration procedure for an inbound roamer user equipment, ‘UE’, in a visited public land mobile network, ‘VPLMN’, the ICS-IWF comprising:a transceiver and a controller wherein the controller is configured to:
control the transceiver to receive, from a serving Call Session Control Function, ‘CSCF’, of the VPLMN, a request for authentication information;
retrieve the authentication information from a Home Subscriber Server ‘HSS’/ Home Location Register ‘HLR’ of a home public land mobile network, ‘HPLMN’; and
control the transceiver to transmit the authentication information to the serving CSCF of the VPLMN for use in the registration procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,694,483

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SYNCHRONIZATION IN DEVICE TO DEVICE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for performing synchronization by a device in a device to device (D2D) communication system, the method comprising:identifying, by the device, offset information indicating a time difference in a time domain between a synchronization reference timing of the D2D communication system and a transmission timing of a synchronization signal for D2D communication;
identifying, by the device, a same synchronization transmission identifier (ID) as a synchronization transmission ID of a synchronization reference device included in the D2D communication system; and
transmitting, by the device, the synchronization signal based on the offset information and the same synchronization transmission ID,
wherein the transmission timing of the synchronization signal is different from a transmission timing of a synchronization signal of the synchronization reference device.

US Pat. No. 10,694,482

SYSTEM FOR BROADCASTING A TEMPORAL REFERENCE IN AN AIRCRAFT

AIRBUS OPERATIONS (S.A.S...

1. A system for broadcasting an avionics temporal reference in an aircraft, the system comprising:an avionics multimode reception apparatus configured to generate a reference time according to a satellite geolocation;
a master clock in the aircraft configured to generate the avionics temporal reference using the reference time and to wirelessly broadcast the avionics temporal reference to avionics devices linked by a wireless communication network for the aircraft,
wherein the master clock is configured to broadcast the temporal reference on first and second wireless pathways according to respectively first and second predetermined frequencies included in a frequency band dedicated to wireless internal avionics communications within the wireless communication network and wherein the temporal reference is applied to synchronize internal clocks in the avionics devices.

US Pat. No. 10,694,481

SMALL CELL DEMODULATION REFERENCE SIGNAL AND INITIAL SYNCHRONIZATION

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A system comprising:a first network element in a first cell; and
a second network element in a second cell,
the first network element comprising a processor configured to:
assign a first demodulation reference signal (DMRS) pattern for at least one user equipment (UE) serviced by the first network element, wherein the first DMRS pattern is different than a second DMRS pattern used by the second network element in the second cell;
determine a third DMRS pattern, wherein the third DMRS pattern comprises a plurality of resource elements (REs); and
generate the first DMRS pattern using a subset of the plurality of REs used by the third DMRS pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,694,479

TIMING SYNCHRONIZATION WITH A MODIFIED DVB-S2X WAVEFORM FOR A BEAM HOPPING SATELLITE

Hughes Nerwork Systems, L...

1. A method for timing synchronization with a modified DVB-S2X waveform for a beam hopping satellite, the method comprising:transmitting a channel comprising a plurality of beams per a Beam Hopping Time Plan (BHTP), wherein each beam comprises a discontinuous signal comprising a superframe comprising timing markers and a Beam Hopping Forward Synchronization Pattern (BHFSP);
receiving a synchronization information, without a loopback beam, for one of the plurality of beams;
determining an adjustment period and an adjusted symbol rate for generation of terrestrial switching instants, based on the synchronization information, for a transmission of the plurality of beams such that at least a portion of a respective BHFSP of one of the beams aligns with one of satellite switching instants;
adjusting a timing and symbol rate of the transmission according to the adjustment period and the adjusted symbol rate, respectively; and
associating a BHST with one of the plurality of beams,
wherein the determining comprises
determining the adjustment period and the adjusted symbol rate such that some of the timing markers received by the BHST are associated with the one of the plurality of beams, and then
determining the adjustment period and the adjusted symbol rate such that the switching instant is proximate a start of the BHFSP, and then
determining the adjustment period and the adjusted symbol rate such that the switching instant is within the BHFSP.

US Pat. No. 10,694,478

METHOD FOR RECEIVING SSB ACCORDING TO SYNCHRONIZATION RASTER AND USER EQUIPMENT

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

11. A processing device configured to control a user equipment (UE) to operate in a new radio (NR) system, the processing device comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one computer memory operably connectable to the at least one processor and storing instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, perform operations comprising:
receiving, from a NR cell of a base station, a synchronization signal block (SSB) at a frequency position; and
performing an initial access procedure for the NR cell of the base station based on the received SSB,
wherein the frequency position of the SSB received from the NR cell exists in a NR band which is re-farmed from a long term evolution (LTE),
wherein the NR band uses a channel raster of 100 kHz and the SSB uses a subcarrier spacing of 15 kHz,
wherein the frequency position of the SSB is one of (i) a first plurality of frequency positions that are equally spaced apart by 1.2 MHz, (ii) a second plurality of frequency positions that are equally spaced apart by 1.2 MHz, or (iii) a third plurality of frequency positions that are equally spaced apart by 1.2 MHz, and
wherein the second plurality of frequency positions is shifted by 100 kHz relative to the first plurality of frequency positions, the third plurality of frequency positions is shifted by 100 kHz relative to the second plurality of frequency positions, and the third plurality of frequency positions is shifted by 200 kHz relative to the first plurality of frequency positions.

US Pat. No. 10,694,477

ASSISTED BEAMFORMING AT MOBILITY

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of operation of a User Equipment device (UE) that transmits and/or receives to and/or from a source Antenna Node (AN) on a source beam, the method comprising:performing a Mobility Reference Signal (MRS) search to attempt to detect MRS transmitted by one or more candidate ANs for one or more candidate beams; and
responsive to determining that one or more conditions that are indicative of the MRS search being unsuccessful are met, transmitting an indication that the MRS search was unsuccessful, wherein the one or more conditions comprise a condition that a timer has expired without detection of a MRS having a received Signal to Interference plus Noise Ratio (SINR) that is above a predefined or preconfigured threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,694,476

METHOD FOR ENABLING LAWFUL INTERCEPTION IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, USER EQUIPMENT FOR ENABLING LAWFUL INTERCEPTION IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, BASE TRANSCEIVER STATION FOR ENABLING LAWFUL INTERCEPTION IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, PROGRAM AN

DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG, Bon...

1. A method for enabling lawful interception in a telecommunications network, the telecommunications network comprising a core network and an access network, wherein a user equipment, camping on the telecommunications network, is configured for device to device communication, wherein the access network of the telecommunications network comprises a base transceiver station, wherein the user equipment is connected to the base transceiver station and the base transceiver station is configured for allowing the user equipment to conduct device to device communication, wherein the user equipment is subject to lawful interception, the method comprising:receiving, by the base transceiver station, a request from the user equipment to conduct a direct or proximity device to device communication not routed through the base transceiver station; and
sending, by the base transceiver station, a first message to the user equipment, wherein the first message comprises an indication of permission for the user equipment to conduct the direct or proximity device to device communication, wherein either the first message or a second message sent from the base transceiver station to the user equipment comprises transmission power information, wherein the transmission power information indicates a minimum transmission power of the user equipment for conducting the direct or proximity device to device communication, such that the direct or proximity device to device communication is subject to lawful interception based on the transmission power of the user equipment being set high enough by the user equipment to allow reception of the direct or proximity device to device communication at the base transceiver station;
wherein the base transceiver station allocates dedicated transmission resources for the user equipment to conduct the direct or proximity device to device communication subject to lawful interception, wherein allocating the dedicated resources includes specifying a radio technology, a frequency and a time slot for the user equipment to conduct the direct or proximity device to device communication subject to lawful interception.

US Pat. No. 10,694,475

CONFIGURING DUAL CONNECTIVITY MAXIMUM TRANSMIT POWER

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method performed by a wireless device, the method comprising:determining a first configured maximum transmit power value (P_cmax1) for transmitting in a first radio access technology (RAT), the P_cmax1 determined by the wireless device based on one or more physical channel or physical signal transmissions scheduled for transmission by the wireless device via the first RAT;
determining a second configured maximum transmit power value (P_cmax2) for transmitting in a second RAT, the P_cmax2 determined by the wireless device based on transmissions of the wireless device via the first RAT in a time duration and one or more physical channel or physical signal transmissions scheduled for transmission by the wireless device via the second RAT in the same time duration;
transmitting via the first RAT at a power less than or equal to the P_cmax1; and
transmitting via the second RAT at a power less than or equal to the P_cmax2.

US Pat. No. 10,694,474

NETWORK NODE AND METHOD FOR MANAGING TRANSMIT POWER

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a network node for reducing interference in neighboring cells, the method comprising:obtaining, by the network node, measurements on User Equipments (UEs) that are not yet in a Discontinuous Reception (DRX) onDuration, wherein the network node operates in a communication network that is adapted to wirelessly serve a UE via a serving Radio Access (RA) node,
obtaining, by the network node, a determination of at least one of Reference Signal Received Power (RSRP) and Reference Signal Received Quality (RSRQ) from the serving RA node as received by the UE and a determination of at least one of RSRP and RSRQ from a neighboring RA node as received by the UE, when the UE is connected to the serving RA node, wherein the UE is one of the UEs that are not yet in the DRX onDuration,
deciding, by the network node, to reduce a transmit power of the serving RA node, when the determined at least one of the RSRP and the RSRQ of the serving RA node is at least a predefined value higher than the determined at least one of the RSRP and the RSRQ of the neighboring RA node, respectively, in order to reduce the interference in the neighboring cells caused by the serving RA node, and
initiating, by the network node, a reduction of the transmit power of the serving RA node to the UE for all Physical Resource Blocks (PRBs) comprising Cell Reference Symbols (CRS) and/or data, except for PRBs used for mobility measurements, wherein a number of the PRBs used for the mobility measurements is set in a system information element.

US Pat. No. 10,694,473

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING DYNAMIC TRANSMIT POWER IN A MESH NETWORK

Rajant Corporation, Malv...

1. A method for controlling dynamic transmit power in a mesh network, the mesh network comprising a plurality of nodes, the method comprising:(a) receiving a packet at a receiver of a first one of the nodes, the received packet sent from a transmitter of a second one of the nodes;
(b) determining whether the received packet is a beacon packet;
(c) determining a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of the received packet, when the received packet is determined to be a beacon packet;
(d) comparing the SNR to a predetermined range;
(e) determining whether the SNR falls within or outside the predetermined range based on the SNR comparison;
(f) determining, by the receiver, a transmit power level adjustment value, when the SNR is determined to fall outside the predetermined range;
(g) sending, via the receiver, the transmit power level adjustment value to the transmitter; and
(h) adjusting, at the transmitter, a transmit power level based on the transmit power level adjustment value, wherein the adjusted transmit power level is used by the transmitter for transmitting non-beacon packets;
wherein the SNR is a current SNR and is added to a previous SNR exponential moving average based on a previous SNR to create a current SNR exponential moving average, and wherein the SNR comparison utilizes the current SNR exponential moving average;
wherein a process implemented in the mesh network utilizes a low SNR limit, a high SNR limit, and either:
a change in SNR (ASNR) from the previous SNR to the current SNR; or
both the previous SNR and the current SNR; and
wherein the process implemented in the mesh network is utilized in determining the transmit power level adjustment value.

US Pat. No. 10,694,472

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS POWER CONTROL

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A computer implemented method for operating a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving, by the UE, a configuration of a first group of one or more downlink (DL) signals, each of the DL signals associated with a respective first index, and receiving at least one of a configuration of a second group of one or more open-loop power control (PC) parameters, or a configuration of a third group of one or more closed-loop PC parameters;
receiving, by the UE, a PC configuration, the PC configuration associated with a subset of the first group via the first indices, and associated with at least one of a subset of the second group or a subset of the third group;
determining, by the UE, a transmit power level in accordance with the PC configuration and a pathloss estimate, the pathloss estimate calculated in accordance with a reference signal received power (RSRP) associated with the DL signals in the subset of the first group; and
transmitting, by the UE, a signal on a set of uplink (UL) resources at the transmit power level.

US Pat. No. 10,694,471

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING UPLINK TRANSMISSION POWER IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A terminal in a wireless communication system, comprising:a transceiver; and
a controller configured to:
control the transceiver to receive, from a first base station, a message including configuration information for adding a second base station to the terminal;
identify whether a first uplink transmission to the first base station overlaps in time with a second uplink transmission to the second base station;
identify whether a sum of a first transmission power for the first uplink transmission and a second transmission power for the second uplink transmission exceeds a configured maximum transmission power of the terminal, based on the first uplink transmission overlapping in time with the second uplink transmission; and
control the second transmission power for the second uplink transmission, based on the sum exceeding the configured maximum transmission power of the terminal,
wherein a transmission time interval (TTI) used by the first base station is 1 ms, and
wherein a TTI used by the second base station is shorter than or equal to 1 ms.

US Pat. No. 10,694,470

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING UPLINK POWER IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

15. A processor for a wireless communication device in a wireless communication system,wherein the processor is configured to:
control the wireless communication device to receive information on a guaranteed power for a first carrier group (CG) and information on a guaranteed power for a second CG from a network via a higher layer,
wherein the guaranteed power for the first CG is a minimum power allocated to the first CG and the guaranteed power for the second CG is a minimum power allocated to the second CG, and
determine an uplink power for the first CG in a first subframe based on the guaranteed power for the second CG, a channel priority and an unused power from the guaranteed power for the second CG in a second subframe which overlaps with the first subframe in time, and
control the wireless communication device to perform an uplink transmission to the first CG in the first subframe based on the uplink power for the first CG,
wherein the UE is connected to both a master eNodeB (MeNB) and a secondary eNB (SeNB) in dual connectivity.

US Pat. No. 10,694,469

ENODEB RESTRICTED BANDWIDTH AND POWER BOOST OPERATION TO SUPPORT MTC DEVICES

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A base station for use in a wireless telecommunication system comprising one or more base stations which support power boost operating mode in which a base station's available transmission power is concentrated to provide enhanced transmission powers in a subset of its available transmission resources, the base station comprising:circuitry configured to
transmit, to a mobile terminal in the wireless telecommunication system, broadcast synchronization signaling indicating an extent to which one or more base stations support the power boost operating mode, wherein the mobile terminal controls acquisition of a base station of the one or more base stations of the wireless telecommunication system based on the information indicating the extent to which the one or more base stations support the power boost operating mode.

US Pat. No. 10,694,468

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CLOSED LOOP UPLINK POWER CONTROL

Corning Optical Communica...

1. A method of optimizing uplink closed loop power control in a Radio Access Network (RAN) in which one or more base stations each service a plurality of mobile stations, the method comprising the steps of:at each base station, for each mobile station connected to the base station, determining a transmit power level for the mobile station's uplink transmissions, wherein the determining of the transmit power level comprises measuring a current achieved signal to interference plus noise ratio (SINR) for each mobile station and wherein each mobile station has a desired target SINR;
updating the desired target SINR for each mobile station based on the current achieved SINR and prior SINR measurements to obtain a current desired target SINR; and
for each mobile station, adjusting the transmit power level by sending a transmission power control (TPC) command to the mobile station based on a difference between the current desired target SINR and the current achieved SINR,
wherein the desired target SINR is adaptively adjusted over time to ultimately approach a target SINR that is feasible.

US Pat. No. 10,694,467

DYNAMIC CLOCK SWITCHING WITHIN A TRANSMISSION TIME INTERVAL

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:receiving control information in a first transmission time interval (TTI);
receiving data in a second TTI;
determining a voltage or clock speed for processing at least a portion of the data received in the second TTI based at least in part on the control information received in the first TTI, the voltage or clock speed being associated with a change in power consumption in the second TTI compared to the first TTI; and
processing at least the portion of the data received in the second TTI using the determined voltage or clock speed.

US Pat. No. 10,694,466

POWER OPTIMIZATION FOR A UNIT CELL METAMATERIAL ENERGY HARVESTER

University of South Carol...

1. An energy harvesting apparatus for harvesting of energy from ambient sound sources in a given environment, so that said apparatus is capable of providing electrical energy to a load, said apparatus comprising:an acousto-elastic metamaterial unit cell having a matrix which receives a core mass resonator for movement in said unit cell in response to ambient sound in the environment of said unit cell; and
at least one piezoelectric member embedded in said unit cell, for outputting electrical energy in response to strain created in said unit cell by movement of said resonator in said unit cell;
wherein said apparatus is tuned for harvesting energy in at least two modes, for optimization of electrical energy generation.

US Pat. No. 10,694,465

USER EQUIPMENT TRANSMIT DUTY CYCLE CONTROL

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A base station, comprising:at least one antenna;
at least one radio, wherein the at least one radio is configured to perform cellular communication using at least one radio access technology (RAT);
one or more processing elements coupled to the at least one radio, wherein the one or more processing elements and the at least one radio are configured to perform voice and/or data communications;
wherein the one or more processing elements and the at least one radio are configured to cause the base station to:
at a first time, receive a first indication from a user equipment device (UE) indicating a power limitation at the UE via a first random access channel (RACH) preamble, wherein the first indication requests a configuration of a limited sub-frame allocation comprising a limited number of downlink and uplink sub-frames, wherein the first indication is indicated by a selection of a first RACH preamble and/or a first RACH sub-frame location;
perform transmit and receive operations during sub-frames of the limited sub-frame configuration;
at a second time, receive a second indication from the UE via a second RACH, wherein the second indication requests a configuration of a full sub-frame allocation comprising a frequency division duplex (FDD) sub-frame configuration without a half duplex FDD limitation, wherein the second indication is indicated by selection of a second RACH preamble and/or a second RACH sub-frame location; and
perform transmit and receive operations during any of the FDD sub-frames.

US Pat. No. 10,694,464

METHOD FOR REDUCING POWER CONSUMPTION THROUGH RANDOM ACCESS RESOURCE INDICATOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of reducing power consumption by a station (STA) in a wireless local area (WLAN) system, the method comprising:receiving, from an access point (AP), a trigger frame including a common information field and a user information field, the user information field indicating different information when an association identifier (AID) subfield of the user information field is set to a first value indicating resource allocation for random access, and when the AID subfield of the user information field is set to a value other than the first value; and
transmitting a physical protocol data unit (PPDU) to the AP in response to the trigger frame,
wherein if the AID subfield is set to the first value, the user information field includes information indicating whether resources are allocated for random access, and the STA transitions to a doze state on the basis of the information indicating whether resources are allocated for random access.

US Pat. No. 10,694,463

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING POWER FROM A BATTERY TO A MEDICAL DEVICE

Stryker Corporation, Kal...

1. A system comprising:a medical device; and
a battery removably coupleable to the medical device, the battery comprising:
a cell for storing an electrical charge;
a first contact;
a second contact in selective communication with the cell, wherein the second contact is inactive when the battery is not in proximity to the medical device;
a sensor configured to generate a proximity signal in response to the medical device and the battery being within a proximity of one another; and
a battery controller configured to receive the proximity signal and cause the second contact to be activated in response to receiving the proximity signal.

US Pat. No. 10,694,462

DOWNLINK SCHEDULING DATA MONITORING METHOD, DOWNLINK SCHEDULING DATA SENDING METHOD, AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A base station, comprising:a processor; and a computer-readable storage medium storing a program to be executed by the processor; a receiver; and a transmitter; wherein,
the receiver, configured to receive downlink scheduling data sent by a core network device to a terminal;
the processor, configured to determine the terminal uses a first discontinuous reception (DRX) monitoring cycle to monitor the downlink scheduling data, wherein the first DRX is in a unit of minute or hour; and
the transmitter, configured to: when the processor determines that the terminal uses the first DRX monitoring cycle to monitor the downlink scheduling data, send the downlink scheduling data to the terminal using a first sending cycle, wherein
duration of the first sending cycle is in a unit of minute or hour
wherein the processor is further configured to: determine an initial sending moment for transmitting the scheduling downlink data; and determine a DRX sending moment according to the initial sending moment, wherein the DRX sending moment is a moment at a distance of N first sending cycles from the initial sending moment, N being a positive integer greater than or equal to 0; and
the transmitter is configured to send the downlink scheduling data at the DRX sending moment.

US Pat. No. 10,694,461

METHOD AND MOBILE TRANSCEIVER FOR ASSET TRACKING

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method of operating a mobile transceiver, the mobile transceiver comprising a processor, a memory, a satellite receiver, and at least one wireless transceiver, the method comprising:activating the wireless transceiver from a low power mode;
searching, via the wireless transceiver, for wireless services for connection to a wireless network supported by the wireless transceiver;
in response to a determination that more than one wireless service is available:
determining whether the mobile transceiver is in a battery powered mode;
in response to a determination that the mobile transceiver is in the battery powered mode, selecting a most power efficient wireless service from the more than one available wireless service in accordance with a basic power profile of the available wireless service stored in the memory, wherein the basic power profile includes a power efficiency rating indicator of a wireless access technology of each of the available wireless services supported by the mobile transceiver;
in response to a determination that only one wireless service is available, selecting the available wireless service; and
sending data to an asset tracking service using the selected wireless service.

US Pat. No. 10,694,460

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SYSTEM INFORMATION ACQUISITION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for provisioning system information (SI) for a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:decoding a broadcast channel to acquire first system information periodically transmitted by a base station;
applying at least one cell selection parameter indicated in the first system information to camp on a cell served by the base station;
storing the first system information;
accessing the camped cell based on at least one random access parameter indicated in the first system information;
determining whether at least one of a system information block of second system information available in the camped cell is provided based on at least one of a periodic broadcast and an on-demand basis, wherein the on-demand basis to deliver the system information block of the second system information available in the camped cell is decided based on at least one of an indication and a flag included in the first system information for the system information block; and
monitoring a paging channel to receive a paging message to determine whether at least one of the system information blocks available in the camped cell is expected to be updated.

US Pat. No. 10,694,459

POSITIONING ACCESS POINTS SELECTION

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A method for selecting a positioning access point (AP), including:acquiring, by a positioning server, at least one candidate AP set from an initial AP set, wherein each of the at least one candidate AP set includes a preset number of APs enclosing a terminal which is to be positioned;
selecting, by the positioning server, a target AP set from the at least one candidate AP set,
wherein a distance from each of the APs included in the target AP set to the terminal is less than a preset threshold; and
determining, by the positioning server, the preset number of APs included in the target AP set as positioning APs for positioning the terminal, wherein further the acquiring of the at least one candidate AP set from the initial AP set, includes:
acquiring, by the positioning server, a line segment set including multiple line segments, wherein each of the line segments is formed by connecting every two APs in the initial AP set;
removing, by the positioning server, a line segment of a length equal to or greater than a length threshold in the line segment set; and
selecting, by the positioning server, a line segment subset from the line segment set, wherein, if a convex N-polygon enclosing the terminal is formed by connecting all line segments in the line segment subset, the AP set corresponding to the line segment subset is determined as the candidate AP set, and the N is equal to the preset number.

US Pat. No. 10,694,458

USER EQUIPMENT, RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. User equipment of a radio communication system including the user equipment, a base station, and a core network apparatus, the user equipment comprising:a reception unit configured to receive information indicating one or more types of NAS protocols supported by the core network apparatus from the base station;
a selection unit configured to select a type of a NAS protocol supported by the core network apparatus to be transmitted to the core network apparatus based on the information indicating the one or more types of NAS protocols received by the reception unit; and
a transmission unit configured to transmit a NAS message of the type of NAS protocol supported by the core network apparatus selected by the selection unit to the core network apparatus,
wherein the core network supports 5G.

US Pat. No. 10,694,457

VOLTE ROAMING USING GENERAL PURPOSE PACKET DATA ACCESS

1. A method, comprising:determining, by a device comprising a processor, whether a mobile country code stored on the device is applicable to voice calls made from the device, wherein:
an applicability of the mobile country code is based on a location of the device, and
the mobile country code relates to a country that forbids encryption of the voice calls transmitted via a mobile network;
in response to a determination of a match of a first mobile code comprising the mobile country code and a second mobile code received from the mobile network, activating, by the device, the Wi-Fi calling module of the device to connect to the evolved packet data gateway, wherein the match is indicative of an absence of a roaming agreement that allows voice over long term evolution network calls, and further indicative of a lack of a provisioning of roaming connections using a cellular connection adhering to a third-generation wireless protocol;
receiving, by the device, an input of a dialed number associated with a call to be placed from the device;
determining, by the device, whether the dialed number relates to an emergency call;
in response to the dialed number being determined not to relate the emergency call, initiating, by the device, the call via the Wi-Fi calling module; and
transmitting, by the device, a voice over internet protocol packet related to the call via a cellular data connection established with the mobile network.

US Pat. No. 10,694,456

NETWORK SELECTION AND RANDOM ACCESS METHOD AND APPARATUS OF MACHINE-TYPE COMMUNICATION USER EQUIPMENT IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method performed by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a first message including system information from a base station associated with a cell;
determining whether the system information includes allowance information indicating that a category 0 terminal is allowed to access the cell;
barring a selection of the cell, in case that the system information does not include the allowance information;
transmitting a random access preamble to the base station, in case that the system information includes the allowance information;
receiving a random access response (RAR) message from the base station as a response to the random access preamble;
transmitting a second message for requesting an establishment of radio resource control (RRC) connection on common control channel (CCCH) to the base station as a response to the RAR message; and
receiving a third message for establishing the RRC connection as a response to the second message,
wherein information indicating that the CCCH is for the category 0 terminal is transmitted with the second message to the base station, and
wherein the category 0 terminal is characterized as having a maximum data rate of 1000 bits within a subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,694,455

CONNECTIVITY STATE OPTIMIZATION TO DEVICES IN A MOBILE ENVIRONMENT

Ayla Networks, Inc., San...

1. A method comprising:establishing, by a processor of a first device, a first connection with a second device, the first connection comprising a first connection type;
detecting, by the processor, a first network change event, the first network change event comprising a change in connection status of a second connection type, wherein the change in the connection status comprises a change in availability of the second connection type;
determining an available connection type having a highest rank responsive to detecting the first network change event;
determining whether the available connection type having the highest rank is the second connection type or a third connection type;
in response to determining that the available connection type having the highest rank is the second connection type or the third connection type, establishing, by the processor, a second connection with the second device, the second connection comprising the available connection type having the highest rank; and
communicating with the second device using the available connection type having the highest rank via the second connection.

US Pat. No. 10,694,454

ENCODING AND DECODING DATA FOR GROUP COMMON CONTROL CHANNELS

1. A method, comprising:masking, by a base station device comprising a processor, an information block with a radio network identifier, resulting in a masked information block;
encoding, by the base station device, the masked information block resulting in a code symbol;
facilitating, by the base station device, transmitting the radio network identifier to a group of mobile devices using a radio resource control channel before a common control channel is established; and
facilitating, by the base station device, transmitting the code symbol to the group of mobile devices via the common control channel.

US Pat. No. 10,694,453

DISCOVERY AND NETWORK ACCESS PROCEDURES FOR 5G THINGS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus of user equipment (UE), the apparatus comprising:memory; and
a processor in communication with the memory and arranged to:
decode a discovery message from another UE, the discovery message scrambled by a discovery identity (ID) selected from a pool of discovery IDs, the pool of discovery IDs stored in the memory, the discovery message received in a predefined downlink (DL) resource in a first subframe, wherein the predefined DL resource is dependent on at least one of an ID of the other UE or at least one of a temporary ID or a Media Access Control (MAC) ID of the UE; and
encode, for transmission to the other UE, a random access request in a second subframe after receipt of the first subframe, the random access request comprising discovery content comprising one of the temporary ID or the MAC ID of the UE and disposed in a plurality of symbols after a first symbol and before a last symbol of the second subframe, the temporary ID generated based on the MAC ID.

US Pat. No. 10,694,452

FOREIGN AP HANDLING IN 802.11AX BY COLOR MATCHING

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A non-transitory machine-readable storage medium encoded with instructions executable by a hardware processor of a computing component, the non-transitory machine-readable storage medium comprising instructions to cause the hardware processor to:identify a plurality of APs of an external wireless network operating on a same channel as a deployed AP of a deployed wireless network;
select as a subset of the plurality of APs of the external wireless network those APs of the external wireless network based on expected interference;
group the APs of the subset of the plurality of APs by a basic service set (BSS) color used by each of the plurality of identified APs of the external wireless network to form AP BSS color groups;
calculate an airtime utilization for each AP BSS color group by summing airtime utilization for each of the individual APs in each BSS color group to determine a total utilization for each BSS color group; and
select a BSS color using the calculated airtime utilization and assigning the selected BSS color for use by the deployed AP of the deployed wireless network.

US Pat. No. 10,694,451

ESTIMATING A RELATIVE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SIGNAL STRENGTHS OF WIRELESS SIGNALS RECEIVED BY A DEVICE

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A network device in a wireless local area network (WEAN) comprising:a memory;
a processor executing instructions from the memory to:
determine a first signal parameter which represents a difference between (1) a first transmit power used by a first access point in the WLAN for transmitting a first wireless signal to a client device, and (2) a second transmit power used by a second access point in the WLAN for transmitting a second wireless signal to the client device;
determine a second signal parameter which represents a difference between (1) a first received signal strength corresponding to a third wireless signal received by the first access point from the client device, and (2) a second received signal strength corresponding to a fourth wireless signal received by the second access point from the client device;
determine a third signal parameter which represents a sum of the first signal parameter and the second signal parameter, where the third signal parameter is determined solely with signal strength data from a view of the first access point and signal strength data from a view of the second access point; and
select one of the first access point and the second access point to provide network access to the client device based on a value of the third signal parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,694,450

CONFIGURATION OF CODEWORD NUMBERS FOR 5G OR OTHER NEXT GENERATION NETWORK

1. A method, comprising:in response to receiving a first signal transmission, wherein the first signal transmission comprises channel data associated with a channel state of the mobile device, wherein the first signal transmission comprises codeword recommendation data representative of a codeword recommendation for a first number of codewords from the mobile device, and wherein the first number is different than a second number of the codewords associated with a previous configuration of the mobile device, configuring, by a network device comprising a processor, the mobile device according to the first number of the codewords, wherein the configuring the mobile device according to the first number of the codewords comprises configuring the mobile device with a radio resource control signal associated with the first number of the codewords; and
in response to the configuring the mobile device according to the first number of the codewords, modifying, by the network device, the first number of the codewords in accordance with the channel state.

US Pat. No. 10,694,449

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATICALLY DETECTING AND CONNECTING TO WI-FI NETWORKS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A wireless device, comprising:a low-power wireless interface;
a Wi-Fi interface; and
at least one processor communicatively coupled to the low-power wireless interface and the Wi-Fi interface, the at least one processor configured to execute instructions stored on a memory, causing the at least one processor to:
host a network using the Wi-Fi interface; and
broadcast, using the low-power wireless interface, a beacon to advertise the network, wherein the beacon comprises an identifier to enable a second device to determine a location of the wireless device and to connect to the network.

US Pat. No. 10,694,448

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPLEMENTING ACCESS CONTROL

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWO...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a communication device via broadcast signaling, at least one access control criterion from a network access node of a network, wherein the at least one access control criterion indicates a received power threshold that is to be met in order to access the network;
determining a need to access the network;
determining a barring status for the communication device based on whether the received at least one access control criterion is met or not;
determining, based on the determined barring status, whether the communication device is allowed to access the network via the network access node; and
upon determining that the communication device is allowed to access the network via the network access node, accessing the network via the network access node.

US Pat. No. 10,694,447

METHOD FOR ATTEMPTING NETWORK ACCESS FROM NB-IOT RAT

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for trying a network access, the method performed by a wireless device and comprising:receiving first information related to a narrowband internet of things (NB-IoT) radio access technology (RAT) from a cell;
starting a back-off timer based on a previous reception of a reject message, wherein a non-access stratum (NAS) signaling procedure is not started until the back-off timer expires unless an abnormal case occurs;
wherein the abnormal case comprises wherein where the wireless devices uses the NB-IoT RAT and wherein the NAS signaling procedure is for transmitting an exceptional data, in which case the NAS signaling procedure is started while the back-off timer is running; and
setting a radio resource control (RRC) establishment cause of RRC connection request message to Mobile Originating (MO) exception data based on that the started NAS signaling procedure is for transmitting the exceptional data.

US Pat. No. 10,694,446

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DATA IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A second base station in a communication system supporting a dual connectivity wherein a terminal is connected to a first base station and the second base station, the second base station comprising:at least one processor configured to:
identify a blockage of a link between the second base station and the terminal, and
identify that the link is recovered; and
a transmitter configured to:
transmit, to the first base station, a first message including information indicating the blockage of the link, and
transmit, to the first base station, a second message including information indicating that the link is recovered,
wherein the first message comprises a sequence number (SN) of at least one lost data unit, a highest SN of successfully delivered data units, and a highest SN of transmitted data units in the link between the second base station and the terminal, and
wherein the link is unremoved after the first message is transmitted.

US Pat. No. 10,694,445

METHODS FOR SERVING GATEWAY SELECTION BASED ON TYPE-OF-SERVICE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

T-Mobile USA, Inc., Bell...

1. A method within a wireless communication network, the method comprising:receiving, by a Mobility Management Entity (MME), a first request for a first type of service for a mobile device within the wireless communication network;
determining a first list comprising Serving Gateway (SGW) candidates;
based at least in part on the first type of service requested, determining a second list comprising Packet Data Network (PDN) gateway (PGW) candidates, wherein each PGW candidate of the second list is associated with a corresponding SGW candidate of the first list;
selecting, by the MME, a first SGW from the first list and a first PGW from the second list, the first PGW being associated with the first SGW;
receiving, by the MME, a second request for a second type of service for the mobile device within the wireless communication network;
determining a third list comprising SGW candidates;
based at least in part on the second type of service requested, determining a fourth list comprising PGW candidates, wherein each PGW candidate of the fourth list is associated with a corresponding SGW candidate of the third list; and
selecting, by the MME, a second SGW from the third list and a second PGW from the fourth list, the second PGW being associated with the second SGW,
wherein the first SGW is different from the second SGW and the first PGW is different from the second PGW.

US Pat. No. 10,694,444

UE-BASED EXPEDITED HANDOFF

Sharp Laboratories of Ame...

1. A 5G new radio (NR) UE equipment (UE), comprising:a processor; and
memory in electronic communication with the processor, wherein instructions stored in the memory are executable to:
perform a UE-initiated handoff (HO) procedure after receiving a radio resource control (RRC) message from a base station (gNB) instructing the UE to activate a UE-based HO feature to allow the UE to decide whether to perform the UE-initiated HO procedure based on measurements made by the UE, wherein the UE-initiated HO procedure comprises a PULL mechanism in handoff, wherein in the PULL mechanism a target gNB receives a Random Access Request with a Handoff indication, wherein in the PULL mechanism a target gNB receives a HO-based Random Access Request including a Handoff Vector, and wherein in the PULL mechanism a target gNB informs the Source gNB of impending HO, and prepares the HO process by establishing a Data Forwarding Tunnel and requesting UE contexts.

US Pat. No. 10,694,443

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR NETWORK CONTROLLED BEAM BASED HANDOVER IN NR

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of operation of a wireless communication device to perform handover from a source cell to a target cell in a wireless communication system, comprising:performing a beam tracking procedure for one or more neighbor cells to provide, for each neighbor cell, a list of tracked beams for the neighbor cell;
receiving a handover command from a source radio access node that instructs the wireless communication device to perform a handover from a source cell served by the source radio access node to a target cell served by a target radio access node, wherein the target cell is one of the one or more neighbor cells for which the beam tracking procedure is performed;
selecting a beam of the target cell from the list of tracked beams for the target cell based on random access resource configuration and/or a quality threshold; and
performing random access on the selected beam;
where selecting the beam of the target cell from the list of tracked beams for the target cell comprises:
determining that there are no dedicated random access channel resources allocated for contention-free random access for the best beam in the list of tracked beams for the target cell; and
upon determining that there are no dedicated random access channel resources allocated for contention-free random access for the best beam in the list of tracked beams for the target cell:
determining whether a quality of a k-th best beam in the list of tracked beams for the target cell is greater than a threshold, the k-th best beam being a beam for which dedicated random access channel resources are allocated, where the selected beam of the target cell is the k-th best beam if the quality of the k-th best beam is greater than the threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,694,442

OPERATION METHOD OF COMMUNICATION NODE IN COMMUNICATION NETWORK

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. An operation method of a first communication node connected to a first hub in a communication network, the operation method comprising:measuring signal qualities for a first radio signal received from the first hub and a second radio signal received from a second hub adjacent to the first hub;
calculating a difference in the signal qualities for the first radio signal and the second radio signal;
comparing the calculated difference with a plurality of predetermined threshold values for handover of the first communication node; and
performing a handover-related procedure indicated by one of the plurality of predetermined threshold values based on a result of the comparison,
wherein the plurality of predetermined threshold values include a first threshold value indicating an establishment of a radio link to the second hub, a second threshold value indicating a change of a hub receiving data from the first communication node, and a third threshold value indicating release of a radio link to the first hub, and
the handover-related procedure is performed when the calculated difference is equal to or less than the first threshold value and the signal quality of the first radio signal is higher than the signal quality of the second radio signal.

US Pat. No. 10,694,441

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ENHANCING SERVICE IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING PUBLIC SAFETY NETWORK SERVICE

Samumg Electronics Co., L...

1. A method of information transmission for a base station in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:generating a system information block (SIB) including first hysteresis information for a cell reselection of a first type terminal and second hysteresis information for the cell reselection of a second type terminal; and
transmitting the generated SIB including both the first hysteresis information and the second hysteresis information,
wherein the first type terminal corresponds to a terminal not supporting a public safety network service and performing cell reselection when a sum of a serving cell signal strength and a value corresponding to the first hysteresis information is larger than a rank value of a neighbor cell,
wherein the second type terminal corresponds to a terminal supporting the public safety network service and performing cell reselection when a sum of the serving cell signal strength and a value corresponding to the second hysteresis information is larger than the rank value of the neighbor cell, and
wherein the second value corresponding to the second hysteresis information is larger than the first value corresponding to the first hysteresis information to decrease a number of cell reselections of the second type terminal relative to the first type terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,694,440

MULTIPLE NETWORK ACCESS SYSTEM AND METHOD

Wi-LAN Inc., Ottawa (CA)...

1. A method for use in a mobile device, the method comprising:establishing a connection with a base station via a first frequency associated with a bidirectional network;
receiving, via the first frequency, information associated with a unidirectional network, wherein the information includes resource information associated with a broadcast event;
receiving, via the first frequency and on a resource indicated by the resource information, broadcast data associated with the broadcast event; and
receiving, via the first frequency, data on a resource other than the resource indicated by the resource information.

US Pat. No. 10,694,439

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ASSIGNMENT OF MULTI-ACCESS EDGE COMPUTING RESOURCES BASED ON NETWORK PERFORMANCE INDICATORS

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a wireless communication device, a set of resource utilization (RU) values indicating an amount of available resources of a group of server devices that are candidates for being used as a target server device for sharing resources to support a session of an application,
wherein the group of server devices are associated with a group of base stations that are candidates to be a target base station used when establishing the session;
generating, by the wireless communication device, a set of performance scores for base station-server device groupings that are candidates for being selected as the target base station and the target server device,
wherein generating the set of performance scores comprises:
determining, after receiving a set of RU values, a first score based on whether an RU value, of the set of RU values, satisfies a threshold RU value,
determining a second score based on whether a link performance value, of a set of link performance values that are associated with links to the group of base stations, satisfies a threshold link performance value, and
generating a performance score, of the set of performance scores, based on a weighted combination of the first score and the second score;
selecting, by the wireless communication device, the target base station and the target server device based on the set of performance scores; and
causing, by the wireless communication device, the session of the application to be established,
wherein the session is established in a manner that allows resources of the target server device to support the session of the application.

US Pat. No. 10,694,438

REUSE OF MOBILITY REFERENCE SIGNALS TO PERFORM RADIO LINK MONITORING IN A BEAM-BASED SYSTEM

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, in a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving, in a downlink signal having a series of subframes, a beam-formed reference signal in each of a plurality of subframes, wherein the beam-formed reference signals are received in fewer than all of the subframes of the downlink signal;
performing mobility management measurements using at least a first subset of the received beam-formed reference signals; and
performing radio link monitoring (RLM) using at least some of the first subset of beam-formed reference signals used for the mobility management measurements.

US Pat. No. 10,694,437

WIRELESS DEVICE CONNECTION HANDOVER

AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC....

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:establishing, by a first audio-output device, a first wireless connection with a second audio-output device;
establishing, by the first audio-output device, a second wireless connection with a user device;
receiving, by the first audio-output device from the user device, first audio data;
determining, by the first audio-output device, an amount of time corresponding to sending, to the second audio-output device, at least a portion of the first audio data;
sending, by the first audio-output device to the second audio-output device, time data corresponding to the amount of time;
disconnecting, by the first audio-output device, the second wireless connection; and
after disconnecting the second wireless connection, sending, by the first audio-output device to the second audio-output device, at least the portion of the first audio data.

US Pat. No. 10,694,436

COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A method performed by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:performing UE measurement logging in an idle mode for reporting to a base station at a later point in time, wherein:
logged UE measurements are sent in a logged measurement report when the UE is in a radio resource control (RRC) connected state, and
the logged measurement report comprises:
the logged UE measurements performed in idle for at least one of intra-frequency, inter-frequency, or inter-radio access technology (inter-RAT) operations;
a time stamp for a UE measurement; and
location information of the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,694,435

SEAMLESSLY HANDING OVER CHANNEL RESOURCES AMONG USER EQUIPMENT

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving, by the computer, information, wherein the information includes:
an expiry time which corresponds to a communication request; and
communication resources associated with the communication request, wherein the communication resources include a channel and/or a spectrum band which correspond to the communication request;
packaging, by the computer, the expiry time with the communication resources; and
passing, by the computer, the packaged expiry time and communication resources to devices which correspond to each of one or more identities associated with the communication request.

US Pat. No. 10,694,434

METHOD AND BASE STATION FOR SUPPORTING HANDOVER

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a base station (BS), the method comprising:determining, by the BS, whether handover of a user equipment (UE) to a target cell is needed; and
based on the determination, transmitting, by the BS to a mobility management entity (MME), a handover required message to request the handover, wherein the handover required message comprises (i) first information regarding type of the handover, (ii) second information regarding a radio access technology (RAT) type of the target cell, (iii) third information regarding an identifier of the target cell, and (iv) fourth information regarding a cause of the handover needed;
wherein the second information and the fourth information are forwarded from the MME to access and mobility management function (AMF), wherein the AMF is identified based on the second information and the third information,
wherein the MME is configured for mobility management and session management in a long term evolution (LTE) wireless communication system,
wherein the AMF is configured for access and mobility management in a next generation (NR) wireless communication system,
wherein the first information comprises only one first information element (IE),
wherein the only one first IE is selected among a first plurality of predetermined IEs,
wherein the first plurality of the predetermined IEs respectively indicate types of the handover different from each other,
wherein the first plurality of the predetermined IEs comprise: (i) LTEto5GRAN and (ii) 5GRANtoLTE,
wherein the LTEto5GRAN is an IE related to handover from a BS configured in the LTE wireless communication system to a target cell configured in the NR wireless communication system,
wherein the 5GRANtoLTE is an IE related to handover from a BS configured in the NR wireless communication system to a target cell configured in the LTE wireless communication system,
wherein the second information comprises only one second IE,
wherein the only one second IE is selected among a second plurality of predetermined IEs,
wherein the second plurality of the predetermined IEs respectively indicate RAT types different from each other,
wherein the second plurality of the predetermined IEs comprise: (i) 5GRAN-EUTRA and (ii) 5GRAN-NR,
wherein the 5GRAN-EUTRA is an IE related to a target cell configured in the LTE wireless communication system,
wherein the 5GRAN-NR is an IE related to a target cell configured in the NR wireless communication system, and
wherein the NR wireless communication system is a 3rd generation partnership project (3GPP)-based wireless communication system different from the LTE wireless communication system.

US Pat. No. 10,694,433

RADIO ACCESS NETWORK TRAFFIC OFFLOAD INDICATOR

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A method comprising:providing wireless service to a user equipment (UE) device through a first radio access network (RAN) using a first radio access technology (RAT);
receiving, at the first RAN, an offload indicator indicating that the UE device has offloaded communication resources used in the first RAN to a second RAN.

US Pat. No. 10,694,432

INTER-MENB HANDOVER METHOD AND DEVICE IN A SMALL CELL SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An inter-master enhanced NodeB (MeNB) handover method to a target MeNB from a source MeNB which provides dual-connectivity together with a secondary eNB (SeNB), the method comprising:sending, by the source MeNB, a handover request message to the target MeNB, wherein the handover request message comprises an identity (ID) of a user equipment (UE) at the SeNB and an eNB ID of the SeNB;
receiving, by the source MeNB from the target MeNB transmitting a request message including the ID of the UE at the SeNB for a SeNB cell group (SCG) configuration to the SeNB for the dual-connectivity, a handover request acknowledge message indicating that the UE context in the SeNB is kept; and
sending, by the source MeNB to the UE, a radio resource control (RRC) reconfiguration message for handover to the target MeNB.

US Pat. No. 10,694,431

USER EQUIPMENT AND CELL RE-SELECTION ESTIMATION METHOD THEREOF

Institute For Information...

1. A cell re-selection estimation method for a user equipment, the user equipment being used in a Narrow Band-Internet of Thing (NB-IoT) communication system, the cell re-selection estimation method comprising:determining, by the user equipment, whether a measured RSRP value of a serving base station is not greater than an estimation triggering threshold value;
selecting, by the user equipment, a cell re-selection criterion according to a user equipment status when the measured RSRP value of the serving base station is not greater than the estimation triggering threshold value; and
determining, by the user equipment, whether a value of subtracting the measured RSRP value from an RSRP peak value of the serving base station is lower than a feature offset value according to the cell re-selection criterion:
not performing cell re-selection by the user equipment when the value of subtracting the measured RSRP value from the RSRP peak value of the serving base station is lower than the feature offset value;
performing the cell re-selection by the user equipment when the value of subtracting the measured RSRP value from the RSRP peak value of the serving base station is not lower than the feature offset value.

US Pat. No. 10,694,430

SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD, COMMUNICATION HANDOVER METHOD, RADIO NETWORK AND NODE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A communications method, comprising:receiving, by a second radio access network (RAN) node, information from a first RAN node, the information received through an interface between the first RAN node and the second RAN node, with the information indicating the first RAN node belongs to a mobility management entity pool, and the information being received in response to the first RAN node determining a condition has been fulfilled for sending the information; and
performing, by the second RAN node, an operation in accordance with the information.

US Pat. No. 10,694,429

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING DATA CONNECTIVITY LINKS FOR AVIATION VEHICLES

AERONET GLOBAL COMMUNICAT...

1. A system for managing data connectivity links for a plurality of aircraft in a network wherein at least one aircraft is a non-cooperative aircraft, said system comprising:a plurality of sub-mesh regions, each sub-mesh having a plurality of nodes, wherein at least one node is representative of an aircraft, and a control sub-mesh node configured to maintain a plurality of data links with the plurality of aircraft in the sub-mesh region based on a generated real-time map of data connections for the sub-mesh region;
a master control node configured to control each control sub-mesh node of each sub-mesh region; and
a module for throttling of aircraft received data throughput in order to maintain optimum data link connectivity to all parts of the network.

US Pat. No. 10,694,428

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR HANDOVER OF VIDEO CALLS FROM A PACKET SWITCHED NETWORK TO A CIRCUIT SWITCHED NETWORK IN A SINGLE RADIO ENVIRONMENT

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for performing a handover of a video call from a packet switched network to a circuit switched network by a mobility management entity (MME) in a wireless network environment, the method comprising:receiving, by the MME, a message from an e-node B (eNB) to perform a video single radio voice call continuity (vSRVCC) handover for a User Equipment (UE) from the packet switched network to the circuit switched network during a video call session in the packet switched network; and
transmitting, by the MME, a vSRVCC handover request to a circuit switched network entity for performing the vSRVCC handover of the video call session;
wherein the vSRVCC handover request comprises Sv flags including vSRVCC capabilities of the UE-associated with the video call session, and
wherein the vSRVCC capabilities indicate that the vSRVCC handover is requested by the MME.

US Pat. No. 10,694,427

SOLUTION FOR VEHICLE-TO-EVERYTHING (V2X) COMMUNICATION AUTHORIZATION IN 5G SYSTEM

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A computer-readable hardware storage device that stores instructions for execution by one or more processors of a Base Station (BS) configured to operate within a fifth-generation system (5GS), the instructions to configure the one or more processors to:configure transceiver circuitry to receive a tracking-area update (TAU) request message from a user equipment (UE) comprising a vehicle-to-everything (V2X) capability indication, to indicate UE capability for transmission and reception of V2X messages over a PC5 reference point, Radio Access Technology (RAT) information to indicate whether the UE is requesting to use a New-Radio (NR) based RAT for V2X communication over a NR-based PC5 reference point or whether the UE is requesting to use a long-term evolution (LTE) based RAT for V2X communication over an LTE-based the PC5 reference point, and an active flag; and
configure the transceiver circuitry to transmit the TAU request message to a network entity; and
decode, a response to the TAU request message received from the network entity, the response including one or more of a V2X services authorization indication to indicate whether the UE is authorized to use a V2X service over the requested PC5 reference point, an indication of the RAT information, and a UE PC5 Aggregate Maximum Bit Rate (UE-PC5-AMBR) indication, and
wherein when the UE is authorized to use V2X services over the requested PC5 reference point, the response also includes an indication of radio and S1 bearers that have been re-established for active bearer contexts in response to the active flag in the TAU request message.

US Pat. No. 10,694,426

BASE STATION, CONTROL APPARATUS, WIRELESS TERMINAL, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A base station comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit an operation signal for a remote control; and
a controller that is coupled to the transmitter, wherein the controller is configured to
execute a setting process that includes setting, with regard to transmission of the operation signal, a service class for the remote control, wherein the service class for the remote control includes a Packet Delay Budget (PDB) which is set to 5 milliseconds, and
execute a control process that includes controlling, in accordance with the service class, the operation signal to be transmitted via the transmitter, wherein the transmitter is configured to transmit the operation signal by using the service class that is set to the operation signal and information that is associated with the operation signal, wherein the information relates to a first attribute value that is different from a value of at least one attribute associated with the service class.

US Pat. No. 10,694,425

MANAGEMENT OF 5G SPLIT BEARER FLOW CONTROL

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of managing feedback provided by a plurality of slave nodes to a controlling master node in a communication network comprising the master node and the plurality of slave nodes, wherein the plurality of slave nodes transmit data to a wireless device, the method performed by the master node or one of the plurality of slave nodes, the method comprising:determining whether there is a need for the slave node to provide feedback to the master node; and
responsive to the determination of whether there is a need for the slave node to provide feedback to the master node, operating in a reduced feedback mode that manages the feedback provided by the slave node to the master node such that an amount of feedback provided by the slave node when operating in the reduced feedback mode is less than an amount of feedback provided by the slave node when operating in a full feedback mode.

US Pat. No. 10,694,424

NON-UNIFORM PARAMETER QUANTIZATION FOR ADVANCED COUPLING

Dolby International AB, ...

1. A method in an audio decoder for dequantization of quantized parameters relating to decoding of audio signals, comprising:receiving at least a quantized first parameter and a quantized second parameter;
dequantizing the quantized first parameter according to a first scalar quantization scheme having first non-uniform step-sizes to obtain a dequantized first parameter, wherein the first non-uniform step-sizes are selected such that smaller step-sizes are used for ranges of the first parameter where human sound perception is most sensitive, and larger step-sizes are used for ranges of the first parameter where human sound perception is less sensitive;
determining a scaling factor based on the dequantized first parameter; and
dequantizing the quantized second parameter based on a second quantization scheme having second non-uniform step-sizes to obtain a dequantized second parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,694,423

METHOD FOR RECONSTRUCTING DATA IN A LOW-RATE TRANSMISSION

HL2, Chasseneuil (FR)

1. A data reconstruction method for reconstructing data sent from at least one connected object to an addressee via a transmission architecture comprising at least one low-rate network, wherein access to the at least one low-rate network is governed by metadata, the data reconstruction method comprising:encoding the data as messages;
dividing each of the messages into a plurality of segments comprising a first segment, one or more intermediate segments, and a last segment, wherein initial segmentation information for each segment of the plurality of segments is supplied during the dividing of each of the messages;
encapsulating each segment in a packet associated with a header to generate a plurality of packets;
routing the plurality of packets via base stations in the at least one low-rate network in the transmission architecture;
reconstructing each of the messages from the plurality of packets received to generate reconstituted messages, wherein the reconstructing is based on the initial segmentation information and is further based on subsequent sequencing validation of sequencing of the one or more intermediate segments; and
transmitting each reconstituted message to the addressee, wherein responsive to a message having a single segment the initial segmentation information indicates an absence of positioning for the single segment, wherein responsive to the message having at least two segments, the initial segmentation information indicates positions of the first segment, the one or more intermediate segments, and the last segment, wherein the subsequent sequencing validation of the one or more intermediate segments of first messages that have more than three segments is composed of a verification of conformity to an initial order, and wherein responsive to the subsequent sequencing validation indicating the plurality of segments do not conform to the initial order, the data reconstruction method further comprises resequencing the one or more intermediate segments according to the initial order based on transmission data extracted from the transmission architecture corresponding to each transmission of the plurality of packets.

US Pat. No. 10,694,422

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DATA PROCESSING IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method performed by a receiving device in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:identifying if a timer for detecting loss of radio link control (RLC) protocol data units (PDUs) is not running;
identifying, in case that the timer is not running, if a first state variable is equal to a value of a second state variable added 1 and there is at least one missing segment of a RLC service data unit (SDU) before a last byte of all received segments of the RLC SDU, the RLC SDU being associated with a sequence number (SN) of the second state variable;
starting the timer, in case that the first state variable is equal to the value and the at least one missing segment of the RLC SDU before the last byte of all received segments of the RLC SDU is identified; and
setting a third state variable to the first state variable,
wherein the first state variable is a value of a SN following SN of a RLC SDU with a highest SN among received RLC SDUs,
wherein the second state variable is a value of a SN following a last completely received in-sequence RLC SDU, and
wherein the third state variable is a value of a SN following a SN of a RLC SDU which started the timer.

US Pat. No. 10,694,421

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR PACKET DATA CONVERGENCE PROTOCOL (PDCP) DATA TRANSMISSION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A method performed by a User Equipment (UE), the UE having a Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) entity associated with two Radio Link Control (RLC) entities, the PDCP entity being configured with a duplication function, and the duplication function being not activated, and the method comprising:determining, by the PDCP entity, whether the two RLC entities belong to a same cell group;
submitting, by the PDCP entity, a PDCP Data Protocol Data Unit (PDU) to a primary RLC entity of the two RLC entities, when the two RLC entities belong to a same cell group; and
submitting, by the PDCP entity, the PDCP Data PDU to one of the two RLC entities in response to a comparison result, when the two RLC entities belong to different cell groups,
wherein the PDCP entity compares a total amount of PDCP data available in the PDCP entity and RLC data available in the two RLC entities for initial transmission with an uplink data split threshold to obtain the comparison result.

US Pat. No. 10,694,420

TRAFFIC DEPRIORITIZATION BY USING DYNAMICALLY INDICATED INVALID SUBFRAMES

T-Mobile USA, Inc., Bell...

1. A computing device comprising:one or more processors; and
a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing a plurality of computer-executable components that are executable by the one or more processors to perform a plurality of actions, the plurality of actions comprising:
receiving, at a base station, a set of network information of a cellular network that relates to wireless traffic handled by the base station, wherein a first class of the wireless traffic and a second class of the wireless traffic share a particular frequency division to access the cellular network by using different time divisions of the particular frequency division;
identifying, based on the received set of network information, a first set of time divisions of the particular frequency division;
disallowing the first class of the wireless traffic from using the first set of time divisions to access the cellular network, wherein a number of time divisions in the first set of time divisions is determined based on a lower bound for a number of time divisions allocated to the second class of traffic; and
allowing the second class of the wireless traffic to use one or more time divisions of the particular frequency division that are not used by the first class of the wireless traffic to access the cellular network.

US Pat. No. 10,694,419

ANTENNA PORT MAPPING FOR DEMODULATION REFERENCE SIGNALS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method, implemented by a base station, for transmitting demodulation reference signals to a user terminal, the method comprising:determining a selected transmission rank from a plurality of transmission ranks for a downlink transmission to the user terminal;
determining one or more antenna ports for the downlink transmission, wherein each antenna port is defined by a group and code pair in a set of group and code pairs, wherein each group and code pair in the set of group and code pairs comprises a code division multiplexing group and orthogonal cover code;
mapping the one or more antenna ports to one or more corresponding group and code pairs in the set of group and code pairs such that each antenna port is associated with a same group and code pair in the set of group and code pairs regardless of the selected transmission rank; and
transmitting the demodulation reference signals over the one or more antenna ports corresponding to the selected transmission rank.

US Pat. No. 10,694,418

SUPPORT OF QUALITY OF SERVICE CONTROL IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ALCATEL LUCENT, Boulogne...

1. An apparatus comprising:a memory storing computer-readable instructions; and
at least one processor configured to execute said computer-readable instructions to cause said apparatus to
receive traffic flow template and third generation partnership project quality of service parameter information assigned to a third generation partnership project S2a dedicated bearer, enabling said apparatus to associate an uplink traffic flow sent by said apparatus at trusted wireless local area network access to a third generation partnership project core network with a third generation partnership project quality of service, said third generation partnership project quality of service parameter information including a quality of service class identifier parameter,
receive mapping information enabling said apparatus to map said quality of service class identifier parameter to a differentiated services code point parameter, and
apply said differentiated services code point parameter to an uplink internet protocol packet of said uplink traffic flow.

US Pat. No. 10,694,417

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR DOWNLINK FLOW CONTROL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for operating in a terminal device for downlink flow control, the terminal device receiving duplicated packets from a first network node device and one or more secondary network node devices, the method comprising:measuring downlink transmission information for the first network node device and the one or more secondary network node devices, wherein the downlink transmission information includes at least one item selected from a group containing:
signal qualities for the first network node device and the one or more secondary network node devices;
downlink scheduling information for the first network node device and the one or more secondary network node devices; and
a downlink transmission status based on the received duplicated packets;
deciding downlink flow control information based on the measured downlink transmission information; and
sending the downlink flow control information to at least the first network node device.

US Pat. No. 10,694,416

METHOD FOR RADIO RESOURCE MEASUREMENT IN WIRELESS ACCESS SYSTEM SUPPORTING CARRIER AGGREGATION, AND APPARATUS SUPPORTING SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for performing a measurement for radio resources in a wireless communication system supporting aggregation of at least a first cell and a second cell, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) and comprising:acquiring synchronization with the first cell based on receptions of synchronization signals on the second cell;
initializing a scrambling sequence for a channel state information reference signal (CSI-RS) by replacing a cell identifier with a value indicated by a higher layer signal;
receiving the CSI-RS from the first cell based on the scrambling sequence for the CSI-RS; and
performing the measurement for the first cell based on the CSI-RS received on the first cell.

US Pat. No. 10,694,415

APERIODIC CSI REPORTING METHOD BASED ON APERIODIC CSI-RS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting, by a user equipment (UE), aperiodic channel status information (CSI) to a base station in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, to the base station, UE capability information including a threshold value of CSI computing capability of the UE;
receiving, from the base station, an aperiodic CSI report-triggering message via downlink control information (DCI),
wherein the aperiodic CSI report-triggering message include information about at least one CSI process among a plurality of CSI processes, and about an aperiodic reference signal resource among a plurality of aperiodic reference signal resources included in the at least one CSI process; and
transmitting the aperiodic CSI report to the base station by updating the aperiodic CSI report for the at least one CSI process based on the aperiodic reference signal resource,
wherein, when a number of aperiodic CSI reports to be transmitted in a predetermined time unit is greater than the threshold value, a number of aperiodic CSI reports to be updated is equal to or less than the threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,694,414

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADJUSTING CHANNEL QUALITY INDICATOR FEEDBACK PERIOD TO INCREASE UPLINK CAPACITY

INTERDIGITAL TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method for use in a wireless transmit/receive unit, the method comprising:receiving a radio resource control (RRC) message including channel quality indicator (CQI) configuration information associated with more than one CQI feedback periods for reporting CQI;
transmitting CQI information according to CQI configuration information associated with a first CQI feedback period of the more than one CQI feedback periods; and
on condition that the WTRU receives a message: (1) including a CQI feedback command; and (2) masked with a WTRU identity associated with the WTRU, transmitting the CQI information according to CQI configuration information associated with a second CQI feedback period of the more than one CQI feedback periods.

US Pat. No. 10,694,413

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES HAVING DATABASES AND AUTOMATED REPORTS FOR ELECTRONIC SPECTRUM MANAGEMENT

DIGITAL GLOBAL SYSTEMS, I...

1. A system for providing advanced analytics relating to a wireless communications spectrum, the system comprising:at least one server, wherein the at least one server includes a database and at least one processor; and
at least one apparatus, wherein the at least one apparatus is operable for network-based communication with the at least one server and/or at least one other apparatus for identifying at least one signal emitting device;
wherein the at least one apparatus includes a housing, at least one processor, at least one memory, and at least one sensor constructed and configured for sensing and measuring wireless communications signals from signal emitting devices in the wireless communications spectrum;
wherein the at least one apparatus is operable to sense and measure wireless communications signals from the at least one signal emitting device, thereby creating signal data;
wherein the at least one apparatus is operable to transmit the signal data to the at least one server; and
wherein the at least one server is operable to analyze the signal data, including determination of changes in state from a baseline dataset, and calculate signal degradation data for identifying the at least one signal emitting device using hardware parameters, environment parameters, and noise figure, wherein the noise figure is based on parameters of a transmitter of the at least one signal emitting device.

US Pat. No. 10,694,412

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING CHANNEL MEASUREMENT INFORMATION IN WIRELESS LAN SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting, by a station (STA), channel measurement information in a wireless local area network (WLAN) system, the method comprising:receiving, from an access point (AP), a measurement request signal to request a channel measurement; and
in response to the measurement request signal, transmitting the channel measurement information to the AP,
wherein the measurement request signal comprises a Measurement Duration field including information on a duration for which the channel measurement is requested,
wherein the duration is set in a specific time unit,
wherein the channel measurement information comprises channel information measured in the specific time unit based on the Measurement Duration field,
wherein the specific time unit is a time unit (TU)/1024, and
wherein a unit of measure for the TU is microseconds.

US Pat. No. 10,694,411

TESTING OF USER EQUIPMENTS FOR IDLE PERIODS DISTRIBUTION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. One or more non-transitory computer-readable media having instructions to test a user equipment (UE), upon execution of the instructions by one or more processors, to:determine a set of idle periods for a medium, wherein individual idle periods of the set of idle periods include intervals with durations that are larger than a first predefined idle duration time, or intervals between two occupied periods for the medium;
identify a set of bins of a contention window, wherein each individual bin of the set of bins has an associated probability, a first bin of the set of bins to include a first interval with a first associated probability, and a second bin of the set of bins to include a second interval with a second associated probability that is larger than the first associated probability;
assign the individual idle periods of the set of idle periods to individual bins of the set of bins;
count a number of idle periods assigned to each individual bin of the set of bins; and
determine that the UE has a pass status or a failure status based on the number of idle periods assigned to each individual bin of the set of bins, and the associated probability for each individual bin of the set of bins.

US Pat. No. 10,694,410

RADIO LINK MONITORING IN LISTEN-BEFORE-TALK COMMUNICATIONS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, in a wireless device, for monitoring radio link quality for a link between the wireless device and a wireless transmitter in a wireless system, in which the wireless transmitter is configured to transmit a discovery signal at spaced, periodic, intervals and is further configured to intermittently transmit subframes carrying user data, such that the wireless device is unable to predict which subframes will carry user data before attempting to detect the subframes, the method comprising:collecting, for each of the spaced, periodic, intervals, one or more discovery-signal signal quality metrics corresponding to the discovery signal;
collecting, for each detected subframe carrying user data, one or more detected-subframe signal quality metrics corresponding to the detected subframe; and
generating, for each of a plurality of evaluation intervals, an in-synch or out-of-synch indication, based on a combination of the discovery-signal signal quality metrics corresponding to the evaluation interval and the detected-subframe signal quality metrics corresponding to the evaluation interval.

US Pat. No. 10,694,409

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UPLINK TRANSMISSION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal for performing a random access in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a message including first information for configuring an uplink (UL), second information for configuring a supplementary uplink (SUL), and third information for performing the random access from a base station;
measuring a reference signal received power (RSRP) based on a signal received from the base station;
comparing the RSRP with a threshold value included in the third information for performing the random access;
determining a first carrier associated with the SUL as a carrier to perform the random access in case that the RSRP is smaller than the threshold value;
determining a second carrier as the carrier to perform the random access in case that the RSRP is equal to or larger than the threshold value; and
transmitting a random access preamble on the determined carrier based on the first information or the second information.

US Pat. No. 10,694,408

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CALCULATING UPLINK PATHLOSS IN A WLAN

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A non-transitory machine-readable storage medium encoded with instructions executable by a hardware processor of a computing component, the machine-readable storage medium comprising instructions to cause the hardware processor to:receive, at an access point (AP) in a wireless local area network (WLAN), a maximum transmit power capability of a client device that can communicate with the AP over a plurality of radio communication channels;
aggregate, at the AP or a controller of the AP, a plurality of maximum transmit power capability values for the client device received from a plurality of APs communicating with the client device over a period of time;
compute, at the AP or the controller of the AP, the client device's effective maximum transmit power as a minimum value of the plurality of maximum transmit power capability values of the client device across a plurality of radio channels over which the client device operates;
receive, at the AP, an uplink power headroom for the client device communicating with the AP; and
calculate at the AP or the controller of the AP, an uplink pathloss between the client device and the AP by subtracting the uplink power headroom and a received signal strength indicator (RSSI) measured at the AP for the client device from the sum of the effective maximum transmit power and an antenna gain of the AP.

US Pat. No. 10,694,407

METHOD AND DEVICES FOR SECURE MEASUREMENT EXCHANGE

MediaTek Singapore Pte. L...

1. A method of secure measurement exchange between wireless devices, said method comprising:receiving an initial FTM request from an initiating STA;
transmitting an FTM frame comprising Long Training Field (LTF) generation information and an associated LTF generation sequence authentication code to the initiating STA;
transmitting an uplink sounding trigger frame comprising LTF generation information and an LTF generation sequence authentication code from a responding STA to the initiating STA;
receiving a UL-NDP frame from the initiating STA, wherein the UL-NDP frame comprises a first LTF sequence derived from the LTF generation information associated with the LTF generation sequence authentication code;
transmitting an NDP announcement frame and a DL-NDP frame from the responding STA, wherein the DL-NDP frame comprises a second LTF sequence derived from the LTF generation information associated with the LTF generation sequence authentication code; and
transmitting an LMR frame generated according to the first and second LTF sequences.

US Pat. No. 10,694,406

TECHNIQUES FOR REPORTING CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION (CSI) FOR AN UNLICENSED RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM BAND

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication at a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving downlink control information (DCI);
determining, based at least in part on an indication of the DCI and a value of a first channel state information (CSI), that at least one condition associated with reporting the first CSI is satisfied, the at least one condition comprising determining the DCI includes the indication and determining the value of the first CSI is equal to a value of a second CSI; and
selecting, based at least in part on determining that the at least one condition is satisfied, a CSI subframe associated with reporting the first CSI.

US Pat. No. 10,694,405

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SETTING A LOCAL OSCILLATOR DUTY RATIO BASED ON AN IMAGE DISTORTION LEVEL

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method, comprising:transmitting a first signal utilizing a first X-phase path of a transmitter, transmission of the first signal utilizing a local oscillator of the transmitter set to a first duty ratio, wherein the local oscillator is shared by the first X-phase path of the transmitter and a second Y-phase path of the transmitter that is disabled during transmission of the first signal;
receiving the first signal;
measuring a first distortion level in connection with the received first signal; and
based on the measurement of the first distortion level, setting the local oscillator of the transmitter to a second duty ratio, wherein the second duty ratio operates to reduce a second distortion level in connection with transmission of a second signal utilizing the second Y-phase path of the transmitter.

US Pat. No. 10,694,404

ISOLATED E-UTRAN OPERATION

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWO...

1. An apparatus, comprising:providing means adapted to provide each of a first service and a second service to each of a first user and a second user;
mode monitoring means adapted to monitor if the providing means operates in an isolated mode or in a linked mode opposite to the isolated mode; and
a service control means and a user control means, wherein
the service control means comprises
a service inhibiting means adapted to inhibit, if the providing means operates in the isolated mode, the providing means from providing the second service to at least one of the first user and the second user and providing the first service to at least one of the first user and the second user; and
a service maintaining means adapted to prevent the service inhibiting means from inhibiting the providing means from providing the first service to at least one of the first user and the second user; and
the user control means comprises
a user inhibiting means adapted to inhibit, if the providing means operates in the isolated mode, the providing means from providing the first service and the second service to the second user; and
a user maintaining means adapted to prevent the user inhibiting means from inhibiting the providing means from providing at least one of the first service and the second service to the first user,
wherein a notification that the isolated mode is in operation is broadcast to the first user and the second user in a serving area of a base station.

US Pat. No. 10,694,403

TRANSMITTERS INCORPORATING NON-UNIFORM MULTIDIMENSIONAL CONSTELLATIONS AND CODE RATE PAIRS

Constellation Designs, LL...

1. A communication system, comprising:a transmitter capable of transmitting signals via a communication channel, where the transmitter comprises:
a coder capable of receiving bits and outputting encoded bits using a Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) code;
a mapper, coupled to the coder, capable of mapping the encoded bits to symbols in a multidimensional symbol constellation selected from a plurality of multidimensional symbol constellations; and
a modulator, coupled to the mapper, capable of generating a signal for transmission via the communication channel based upon symbols selected by the mapper;
wherein the plurality of multidimensional symbol constellations comprises a plurality of different non-uniform multidimensional symbol constellations having the same number of constellation points, where the constellation points are non-uniformly spaced in each degree of freedom available to the multidimensional symbol constellations; and
wherein the transmitter is capable of selecting an LDPC code rate and multidimensional symbol constellation pair from a plurality of predetermined LDPC code rate and multidimensional symbol constellation pairs, where each of the plurality of different non-uniform multidimensional symbol constellations is only included in one of the plurality of predetermined LDPC code rate and multidimensional symbol constellation pairs.

US Pat. No. 10,694,402

SECURITY ORCHESTRATION AND NETWORK IMMUNE SYSTEM DEPLOYMENT FRAMEWORK

1. A system, comprising:a processor; and
a memory coupled with the processor, wherein the memory is configured to provide the processor with instructions which when executed, cause the processor to:
receive image data of a node with which the system is associated, wherein the node is an electronic device, wherein the image data of the node is received in a language associated with the node;
translate the image data of the node with which the system is associated into a meta-language associated with an orchestrator network comprising an orchestration module hosted on the system and one or more other orchestration modules associated with one or more corresponding nodes;
determine a scope of information to provide from the orchestration module to the one or more other orchestration modules associated with the one or more corresponding nodes; and
communicate the determined scope of information to the other one or more orchestration modules in the meta-language understood by the orchestration module and the one or more other orchestration modules.