US Pat. No. 10,188,073

SOYBEAN VARIETY 5PEGE77

PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATI...

1. A plant or a seed of soybean variety 5PEGE77, representative seed of the variety having been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-125526.
US Pat. No. 10,188,595

MULTI-PURPOSE COSMETIC COMPOSITIONS

Mary Kay Inc., Addison, ...

1. A method for treating the skin of a subject in need thereof comprising topically applying to the skin of said subject a cosmetic composition that includes effective amounts of a Silybum marianum extract and a Momordica grosvenori fruit extract, wherein the Silybum marianum extract is a hydroalcoholic extract and the Momordica grosvenori fruit extract is a hydroglycolic extract.
US Pat. No. 10,188,633

IDENTIFICATION OF SMALL MOLECULES THAT FACILITATE THERAPEUTIC EXON SKIPPING

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A method for enhancing exon skipping in an mRNA of interest, comprising contacting the mRNA with an antisense oligonucleotide that is specific for a splicing sequence in the mRNA and an effective amount of dantrolene, Ryanodine, or RyCal S107, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, hydrate, solvate, or isomer thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,189,918

CURABLE FLUOROCOPOLYMER FORMED FROM TETRAFLUOROPROPENE

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A copolymer composition comprising:(a) from 45 mol % to 55 mol % of a polymerized monomers of 1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene;
(b) from 25 mol % to 45 mol % of polymerized monomers of vinyl esters and vinyl ethers; and
(c) from 5 mol % to 20 mol % of polymerized monomers of hydroxyl group-containing vinyl ether(s).
US Pat. No. 10,190,176

PRIMERS, PROBES, AND METHODS FOR MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS SPECIFIC DIAGNOSIS

BOSTON MEDICAL CENTER COR...

1. At least one synthetic oligonucleotide that hybridizes to the Mycobacterium tuberculosis ponA gene, wherein the at least one synthetic oligonucleotide has a set of features selected from:A) a calculated binding value in the range of 60 to 74 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 23 to 27 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 1; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 1 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 1; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 1 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 1; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
B) a calculated binding value in the range of 52 to 66 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 21 to 24 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 4; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 4 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 4; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 4 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 4; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
C) a calculated binding value in the range of 52 to 66 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 21 to 24 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 5; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 5 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 5; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 5 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 5; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
D) a calculated binding value in the range of 51 to 65 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 21 to 24 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 8; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 8 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 8; or 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 8except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 8; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
E) a calculated binding value in the range of 51 to 65 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 21 to 24 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 7; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 7 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 7; or 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 7 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 7; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
F) a calculated binding value in the range of 48 to 62 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 18 to 21 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 10; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 10except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 10 ; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 10 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 10; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
G) a calculated binding value in the range of 48 to 62 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 18 to 21 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 34 ; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 34 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 34; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 34 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 34; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
H) a calculated binding value in the range of 55 to 69 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 23 to 26 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 21; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 21 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 21; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 21 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 21; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
I) a calculated binding value in the range of 48 to 62 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 20 to 23 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 24; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 24 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 24; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 24 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 24; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
J) a calculated binding value in the range of 52 to 66 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 21 to 24 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 25; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 25 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 25; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 25 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 25; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3);
K) a calculated binding value in the range of 52 to 66 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 21 to 24 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 38; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 38 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 38; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 38 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 38; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3); and
L) a calculated binding value in the range of 52 to 66 inclusive, wherein the nucleobase sequence of said synthetic oligonucleotide: (i) is selected to be from 21 to 24 nucleobase subunits in length; and (ii) possesses a nucleobase sequence that: 1) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 39; 2) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 39 except for the presence of one single point mutation as compared with SEQ ID NO: 39; 3) is identical in nucleobase sequence to a contiguous subsection of SEQ ID NO: 39 except for the presence of two point mutations as compared with SEQ ID NO: 39; or 4) is complementary to any one of 1) to 3).
US Pat. No. 10,190,177

MULTIPLEX ASSAY FOR DETECTION OF BACTERIAL SPECIES IN BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES

The Curators of the Unive...

1. A method for detection of at least one bacterial species in a biological sample comprising real-time PCR amplification, said method comprising:(i) enriching the bacterial concentration of the biological sample to result in an enriched biological sample;
(ii) isolating DNA from said enriched biological sample to produce an isolated DNA sample; and
(iii) detecting a sequence from said at least one bacterial species in said isolated DNA sample via real-time PCR, wherein said real-time PCR comprises:
(a) an internal amplification control comprising at least 90% identity to the internal amplification control set forth in SEQ ID NO:23 and more than one primer pair, wherein each primer of the primer pairs comprises at least 90% sequence identity to a primer set forth in SEQ ID NO:1, SEQ ID NO:2, SEQ ID NO:3, SEQ ID NO:4, SEQ ID NO:7, SEQ ID NO:8, SEQ ID NO:19, SEQ ID NO:20, SEQ ID NO:21 or SEQ ID NO:22;
(b) an internal amplification control comprising at least 90% identity to the internal amplification control set forth in SEQ ID NO:31 and more than one primer pair, wherein each primer of the primer pairs comprises at least 90% sequence identity to a primer set forth in SEQ ID NO:24, SEQ ID NO:25, SEQ ID NO:26, SEQ ID NO:27, SEQ ID NO:14, SEQ ID NO:15, SEQ ID NO:16, SEQ ID NO:28, SEQ ID NO:29 or SEQ ID NO:30;
(c) an internal amplification control comprising at least 90% identity to the internal amplification control set forth in SEQ ID NO:42 and more than one primer pair, wherein each primer of the primer pairs comprises at least 90% sequence identity to a primer set forth in SEQ ID NO:32, SEQ ID NO:33, SEQ ID NO:34, SEQ ID NO:35, SEQ ID NO:36, SEQ ID NO:37, SEQ ID NO:38, SEQ ID NO:39, SEQ ID NO:40 or SEQ ID NO:41; or
(d) an internal amplification control comprising at least 90% identity to the internal amplification control set forth in SEQ ID NO:53 and more than one primer pair, wherein each primer of the primer pairs comprises at least 90% sequence identity to a primer set forth in SEQ ID NO:43, SEQ ID NO:44, SEQ ID NO:45, SEQ ID NO:46, SEQ ID NO:47, SEQ ID NO:48, SEQ ID NO:49, SEQ ID NO:50, SEQ ID NO:51 or SEQ ID NO:52.

US Pat. No. 10,194,466

SHARING CHANNEL ACCESS ACROSS MULTIPLE RADIO ACCESS NETWORKS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:determining, by a transmitter of a plurality of transmitters, a current permutation of a plurality of permutations,
wherein a permutation defines an allocation sequence that assigns each of the plurality of transmitters to a separate assigned clear channel assessment (CCA) transmission slot opportunity of a plurality of CCA transmission slot opportunities within a transmission slot of a transmission frame, and
wherein the plurality of CCA transmission slot opportunities are shared by two or more radio access networks (RANs) on a same frequency;
selecting, by the transmitter, the transmitter's assigned CCA transmission slot opportunity of the plurality of CCA transmission slot opportunities in the current permutation according to an index associated with the transmitter; and
initiating, by the transmitter, transmissions on the transmission slot that includes the plurality of CCA transmission slot opportunities, wherein initiating transmissions includes:
performing a CCA on the transmitter's assigned CCA transmission slot opportunity, wherein the same frequency is a shared frequency; and
transmitting a channel usage beacon signal (CUBS) immediately within at least a next CCA transmission slot opportunity in response to the CCA being detected by the transmitter as clear, thereby transmitting the CUBS on the shared frequency during all CCA transmission slot opportunities within the transmission slot of the transmission frame that are subsequent to the transmitter's assigned CCA transmission slot opportunity.

US Pat. No. 10,194,391

TRIGGERED TARGET WAKE TIME OPERATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication by a first wireless device, comprising:transmitting a first message that includes a first trigger field to a second wireless device, the first trigger field indicating whether the first message includes a request for a trigger message to be sent by the second wireless device at a start of or during a target wake time (TWT) service period; and
receiving a second message from the second wireless device, the second message including TWT parameters and a second trigger field based on the first message, the second trigger field indicating whether the second wireless device will transmit the trigger message at the start of or during the TWT service period.

US Pat. No. 10,194,383

APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR RADIO INTERFACE SELECTION FOR IMS CONNECTION BASED ON POWER CONSIDERATIONS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for selecting a connection for a real time application, comprising:at a mobile device:
establishing a cellular connection with a cellular network;
establishing a wireless local area network (WLAN) connection with a WLAN network;
after establishing the cellular connection with the cellular network, determining a first one or more current network parameters of the cellular network, wherein the one or more current network parameters affect power consumption of the mobile device while communicating over the cellular connection;
after establishing the WLAN connection with the WLAN network, determining a second one or more current network parameters of the WLAN network, wherein the second one or more current network parameters affect power consumption of the mobile device while communicating over the WLAN connection;
based on the first one or more current network parameters and the second one or more current network parameters, dynamically determining whether to use the WLAN connection or the cellular connection in a real-time application of the mobile device, wherein said determining is based on the power consumption of the mobile device using the first one or more current network parameters while communicating over the cellular connection and the power consumption of the mobile device using the second one or more current network parameters while using the WLAN connection.

US Pat. No. 10,194,377

NETWORK DEVICE AND DATA BACKHAUL IMPLEMENTATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A network device, comprising a memory, and a processor, wherein the memory stores a group of program code, and the processor is configured to call the program code stored in the memory, to execute the following operations:obtaining, according to channel state information, a backhaul request of a second network device, residual backhaul capability information of a third network device, and backhaul control information used for controlling the second network device and the third network device to backhaul data, wherein the backhaul control information comprises backhaul network topology control information and physical resource allocation information;
broadcasting the backhaul control information to the second network device and the third network device, so that the second network device and the third network device backhaul data according to the backhaul control information; and
broadcasting a reference signal instruction message to the second network device and the third network device, wherein the reference signal instruction message is used to instruct one or more network devices of the second network device or the third network device to send a reference signal and another network device to measure the channel state information.

US Pat. No. 10,194,375

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING NETWORK SIGNALING LOADS IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method for controlling network signaling loads in a wireless network, comprising:receiving, by an access point, a probe request from a device comprising a reference turnover activity value;
generating, by the access point, a current turnover activity value based on a mean residence times of devices in a coverage area of the access point and a standard deviation of the devices in the coverage area of the access point, with the current turnover activity value indicating a degree of turnover activity;
determining, by the access point, that-the current turnover activity value is less than the reference turnover activity value;
sending, by the access point, a probe response to the device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,374

NETWORK JOIN METHOD AND NETWORK DEVICE USING THE NETWORK JOIN METHOD

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A network join method, comprising:transmitting a long beacon message including transmission timing information of a first short beacon message to a child node network device;
transmitting the first short beacon message to the child node network device according to a transmission timing of the first short beacon message, the first short beacon message indicating an interval allocated to the child node network device;
receiving a slot allocation request message from the child node network device according to the interval allocated to the child node network device; and
checking whether the child node network device joins a network, and transmitting a slot allocation confirmation message to the child node network device,
wherein an interval between the long beacon message and the first short beacon message is determined based on a quality of service (QoS) of the network, and
wherein the interval between the long beacon message and the first short beacon message has a first length when a number of devices requesting to join the network is greater than a threshold number, and the interval between the long beacon message and the first short beacon message has a second length when the number of devices requesting to join the network is lower than the threshold number, the second length being longer than the first length.

US Pat. No. 10,194,362

SERVICE BASED CELL RE-SELECTION

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWO...

15. An apparatus configured to operate at a first frequency layer in a macro cell, wherein the apparatus comprises:a service detector configured to acquire information on services that are offered by another frequency layer in a small cell, wherein said another frequency layer is within a coverage area of the first frequency layer; and
a message generator configured to broadcast a service advertisement to at least one terminal device for advertising the services offered by said another frequency layer, whereby the apparatus is caused to advertises small cell services in a system information broadcast element which is provided with one or more service identifier-specific thresholds for a frequency layer, wherein a system information broadcast element links a service identifier to one or more frequency layers of the small cell in the coverage area of the macro cell.

US Pat. No. 10,194,361

APPARATUS SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CELLULAR NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS CORRESPONDING TO A NON-CELLULAR NETWORK

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:a processor configured to cause an evolved Node B (eNB) to:
transmit a Radio Resource Control (RRC) message in a radio transmission to a User Equipment (UE), the RRC message comprising a measurement configuration information element to configure one or more measurements to be performed by the UE, the measurement configuration information element comprising a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) measurement object (MeasObjectWLAN) comprising information of at least one WLAN, the WLAN measurement object comprises at least one WLAN identifier to identify the at least one WLAN, the WLAN measurement object comprising WLAN band information to indicate a WLAN band, and the WLAN measurement object comprising WLAN channel information to indicate one or more WLAN channels, the measurement configuration information element comprising reporting criterion information and reporting format information, the reporting criterion information to indicate a criterion to trigger the UE to send a measurement report, the reporting format information to indicate measurement results corresponding to the WLAN to be included in the measurement report; and
process a measurement report from the UE, the measurement report comprising the measurement results corresponding to the WLAN, the measurement report comprising the at least one WLAN identifier; anda memory to store the measurement report.

US Pat. No. 10,194,360

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CELLULAR NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS CORRESPONDING TO A NON-CELLULAR NETWORK

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:a processor configured to cause a User Equipment (UE) to:
receive a Radio Resource Control (RRC) message in a radio transmission from an evolved Node B (eNB), the RRC message comprising a measurement configuration information element to configure one or more measurements to be performed by the UE, the measurement configuration information element comprising a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) measurement object (MeasObjectWLAN) comprising information of at least one WLAN, the WLAN measurement object comprises at least one WLAN identifier to identify the at least one WLAN, the WLAN measurement object comprising WLAN band information to indicate a WLAN band, and the WLAN measurement object comprising WLAN channel information to indicate one or more WLAN channels, the measurement configuration information element comprising reporting criterion information and reporting format information, the reporting criterion information to indicate a criterion to trigger the UE to send a measurement report, the reporting format information to indicate measurement results corresponding to the WLAN to be included in the measurement report;
perform measurements on the WLAN based at least on the WLAN measurement object; and
transmit the measurement report to the eNB, the measurement report comprising the measurement results corresponding to the WLAN, the measurement report comprising the at least one WLAN identifier; and
a memory to store at least part of the measurement results corresponding to the WLAN.

US Pat. No. 10,194,358

ESTABLISHING AND MAINTENANCE OF A NEIGHBOUR RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ACCESS NODES IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method comprising:registering an access node of a plurality of access nodes with a control node of a wireless communications network;
detecting at the access node other access nodes of said plurality in the network;
reporting information to the control node about the access node, said information including identification of other access nodes of said plurality detected by said access node; and
receiving a neighbour list from the control node containing a list of access nodes which are neighbouring access nodes based on said information; this step further comprises receiving an update of the list of access nodes which are neighbouring access nodes; sending a request to a subscriber station accessing the network to perform a measurement to detect an available cell in the network; receiving the measurement of the detected available cell from the subscriber station; comparing access nodes of the detected available cells with the neighbour list received from the control node; and reporting the detected available cell if it does not have an access node contained in the neighbour list.

US Pat. No. 10,194,356

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TERMINAL RECEIVING SERVICE CONTINUITY INDICATOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of a user equipment for receiving a service continuity indicator in a wireless communication system, comprising:transmitting a Single-Cell Point-to-Multipoint (SCPTM) service list to a serving cell; and
receiving the service continuity indicator from the serving cell,
wherein the service continuity indicator includes first service information indicating SCPTM services available to be provided to the user equipment from a target cell via SCPTM transmission, among services listed in the SCPTM service list.

US Pat. No. 10,194,355

METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWO...

1. A method comprising:receiving, from a node, a request for continuity of a call during or after handover of a user equipment from a packet-switched connection to a circuit-switched connection;
determining whether said call comprises a T.140 real-time text component; and
informing said node when it is determined that said call comprises said T.140 real-time text component,
wherein said node comprises a mobile switching centre.

US Pat. No. 10,194,335

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD USING HYBRID BEAMFORMING AND APPARATUS THEREFORE

SK TELECOM CO., LTD., Se...

1. A method of connecting a wireless backhaul, the method comprising:receiving, by a small-cell base station (BS), a plurality of beamforming signals from a macro-cell BS to form a wireless backhaul between the macro-cell BS and the small-cell base BS, wherein the plurality of the beamforming signals have different directivities respectively;
generating, by a small-cell base station BS, reception status information on each of the plurality of beamforming signals;
collecting, by the small-cell BS, from a terminal connected to the small-cell BS, interference information on each of the plurality of beamforming signals or location information of the terminal; and
performing, by the small-cell BS, one of:
(i) selecting, by the small-cell BS, a beamforming signal used for forming the wireless backhaul from among the plurality of the beamforming signals based on the generated reception status information and the collected interference information or the location information; or
(ii) transmitting, by the small-cell BS, the generated reception status information and the collected interference information or location information to the macro-cell BS such that the macro-cell BS selects the beamforming signal used for forming the wireless backhaul from among the plurality of the beamforming signals, based on the generated reception status information and the collected interference information or information.

US Pat. No. 10,194,325

BORDER OPTIMIZATION IN LSA

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWO...

1. An apparatus, comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory,
wherein the at least one memory is configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus at least to:
receive a request from a first licensed shared access controller to modify one or more rules affecting a border of a shared spectrum band of the first licensed shared access controller;
identify, in response to receiving the request, a second licensed shared access controller sharing at least a part of the border of the shared spectrum band with the first licensed shared access controller;
transmit a message to the second licensed shared access controller indicating the request, the one or more rules, and at least the part of the border; and
control the shared spectrum band according to the one or more rules.

US Pat. No. 10,194,322

COORDINATED TRANSMISSION METHOD FOR UNBALANCED LOAD

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a network node for handling a transmission between a plurality of Transmission Points, TPs, and User Equipments, UEs, in a wireless network, the method comprising:receiving information from each respective UE out of a number of first UEs served by the network node, which information is related to the location of the UE;
identifying a hot spot, based on the information received from the UEs, which hot spot is an area where the load density of UEs is above a first threshold;
selecting a plurality of TPs dedicated to serve UEs located in the hot spot, which UEs located in the hot spot are a subset of the plurality of first UEs, wherein the plurality of TPs are selected at least based on an estimated throughput of the respective TP, the estimated throughput obtained by selecting a TP to respective UE link with highest channel gain and predicting a throughput for each available TP to UE link; and
establishing a coordinated transmission mode from the plurality of dedicated TPs to the UEs located in the hot spot.

US Pat. No. 10,194,317

METHODS AND SYSTEMS TO PERFORM AT LEAST ONE ACTION ACCORDING TO A USER'S GESTURE AND IDENTITY

PISMO LABS TECHNOLOGY LIM...

1. A method of performing at least one action at a system according to a user's gesture information, comprising:a. capturing the user's movement and converting the user's movement to captured gesture information by a mobile apparatus, wherein the mobile apparatus comprises an antenna, a processor, a storage medium and at least one accelerometer, wherein the accelerometer has at least three axes;
b. comparing the captured gesture information with one or more predefined gesture information at the mobile apparatus;
c. when the captured gesture information matches a predefined gesture information, at the mobile apparatus:
i. selecting a first identity based on a matched predefined gesture information;
ii. when the mobile apparatus is physically close to a reader by a first wireless strength signal:
A. generating an encrypted information, wherein the encrypted information comprises the predefined gesture information used in step (b) for comparison with the captured gesture information in step (a), a first identity, a timestamp, and a device identity;
B. sending the encrypted information to a security system through a reader, wherein the mobile apparatus is physically close to the reader;
C. performing the at least one action at the security system according to the encrypted information; and
d. when the captured gesture information does not match any predefined gesture information, at the mobile apparatus:
sending a failure notice to the user.

US Pat. No. 10,194,310

REPORT OF SERVING NETWORK, TIME ZONE AND UCI

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method in a mobility management node for handling information in a communications network, wherein the mobility management node is associated with a wireless device being served by a serving network, the method comprising:obtaining information for the wireless device that at least one of the serving network or a time zone or a User Closed subscriber group Information (UCI) has been changed, and information that the change has not been transmitted to a Serving GateWay (SGW) associated with the mobility management node; and
when at least one of the serving network and the time zone and the UCI, has been changed for the wireless device, and information about the change has not been transmitted to the SGW, transmitting the information about at least one of the changed serving network and time zone and UCI, to the SGW, enabling the SGW to forward this information to a Packet data network Gateway (PGW).

US Pat. No. 10,194,289

SMS MESSAGE PROCESSING METHOD FOR MOBILE TERMINAL AND MOBILE TERMINAL

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A message processing method for a mobile terminal, comprising:displaying, by the mobile terminal, a message interaction interface on a touchscreen of the mobile terminal at a current moment, the message interaction interface comprising a recipient name corresponding to a first recipient, a first historical message, a message text box, and a favorites button, the first historical message being received from or sent to the first recipient before the current moment, and the message text box being configured for inputting a message;
receiving, by the mobile terminal, a first touch operation on the favorites button;
obtaining, by the mobile terminal, at least one favorite message from a storage space of the mobile terminal in response to the first touch operation; and
displaying, by the mobile terminal, the obtained favorite message on the touchscreen.

US Pat. No. 10,194,286

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING SHORT MESSAGE

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. A method for managing a short message, comprising:determining whether a sender number or a receiver number of a short message matches with a preconfigured locking number;
upon determining the sender number or the receiver number of the short message matches the preconfigured locking number, locking the short message according to a preconfigured locking password to obtain a locked short message, and storing the locked short message in a locked short message storage area;
determining a locked short message session corresponding to a sender number or a receiver number and, upon determining a short message that has been locked is under the identical sender number or receiver number, adding the locked short message in the determined locked short message session; and
displaying, in a short message displaying interface, the locked short message session containing locked short messages under the identical sender number or receiver number, and an unlocked short message session containing an unlocked short message stored in an unlocked short message storage area, wherein:
the locked short message storage area is different from the unlocked short message storage area, and
an abstract of a latest unlocked short message is displayed in the unlocked short message session.

US Pat. No. 10,194,275

INTER-NETWORK MESSAGING FOR MOBILE COMPUTING PLATFORMS

OMNITRACS, LLC, Dallas, ...

1. A method for supporting communications between mobile computing platforms associated with a fleet of vehicles, comprising:receiving, over a communications network and at a network management center, a ready message from a first mobile computing platform, the ready message indicating that the first mobile computing platform is ready to communicate with at least one other mobile computing platform via direct peer-to-peer (P2P) communications;
receiving, over the communications network and at the network management center, one or more corresponding awake messages from one or more other active mobile computing platforms and an awake message from the first mobile computing platform at least once in a time period, wherein:
the one or more corresponding awake messages from the one or more other active mobile computing platforms indicate that the one or more other active mobile computing platform is in a state for communicating with other mobile computing platforms via direct P2P communications.
the awake message from the first mobile computing platform indicates that the first mobile computing platform is in a state for communicating with other mobile computing platforms, and
the awake message from the one or more other active mobile computing platforms or the awake message from the first mobile computing platform includes an internet protocol (IP) address of the first mobile computing platform, location information of the mobile computing platform, driver identification information associated with the mobile computing platform, and a type of the mobile computing platform;
compiling, at the network management center, a list of active mobile computing platforms configured for inter-network messaging based on the ready message received from the first mobile computing platform and the one or more corresponding awake messages received from the one or more other active mobile computing platforms
receiving, over the communications network and at the network management center, a query command from the first mobile computing platform or the at least one other mobile computing platform, the query command comprising at least one parameter for identifying active computing platforms in the compiled list of active mobile computing platforms-based on the at least one parameter;
identifying a list of active mobile computing platforms in a group based on the at least one parameter and the compiled list, wherein the identified list identifies active mobile computing platforms for direct P2P communications; and
disseminating, over the communications network, the identified list of the active mobile computing platforms in the group to the first mobile computing platform or the at least one other mobile computing platform based on the query command, wherein the first mobile computing platform or the at least one other mobile computing platform are enabled to perform direct P2P communications in response to receipt of the identified list,
wherein receiving the query command is received subsequently to receiving the ready message.

US Pat. No. 10,194,263

PROMOTION OPERABLE RECOGNITION SYSTEM

1. A network device, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
directing, to a mobile device, request data indicative of a request to capture first media data that is to be utilized to provide, to the mobile device, promotional data indicative of a promotion, wherein the request data has been selected based on location data, indicative of a geographical location of the mobile device, being determined to satisfy a location criterion;
comparing the first media data that was captured via the mobile device with second media data representing a defined media that was not captured via the mobile device, wherein the first media data has been captured in response to the directing of the request data, and wherein the first media data comprises embedded image data;
in response to determining, based on the comparing, that the first media data and the second media data satisfy a matching criterion, scanning the first media data to locate the embedded image data;
facilitating a transformation of the embedded image data into information that is to be embedded within instruction data that is to be directed to the mobile device, wherein the information comprises radio frequency identification data; and
based on directing the instruction data to the mobile device, initiating a synchronization of the information with a communication device via a communication between the mobile device and the communication device to enable the promotion.

US Pat. No. 10,194,259

DIRECTIONAL AUDIO SELECTION

BOSE CORPORATION, Framin...

1. A computer-implemented method of controlling a wearable audio device, the method comprising:receiving an initiation command to initiate a spatial audio mode;
providing a plurality of audio samples corresponding with spatially delineated zones in an array defined relative to a physical position of the wearable audio device, in response to the initiation command, wherein each audio sample is associated with a source of audio content;
receiving a selection command selecting one of the plurality of audio samples; and
initiating playback of the source of audio content associated with the selected audio sample.

US Pat. No. 10,194,252

HEARING AID DEVICE

BETTER HEARING S.A.A.K. T...

1. A hearing aid device, comprising:a deformable member extending between first and second opposite sides thereof and configured for contracting and expanding along a deformation axis passing through the first and second opposite sides thereof with a deformation profile in response to an applied external field profile; and
a fastening assembly comprising first and second fasteners defining first and second ends of the fastening assembly spaced from another along the deformation axis of the deformable member and rigidly connected to, respectively, said first and second sides of the deformable member, wherein the first fastener associated with the first side of the deformable member comprises an anchoring unit configured for rigid attachment to a first portion of a surface of bony tissue of a cochlea, and the second fastener associated with the second opposite side of the deformable member is configured for direct coupling to a second portion of a surface of bony tissue of the cochlear distant from the first portion along said deformation axis, so as to provide rigid coupling of the first and second sides of the deformable member to first and second distant portions of the surface of the bony tissue;
such that the deformation profile of the deformable member along the deformation axis between the first and second sides thereof during the contraction and expansion of said deformable member in response to the profile of the applied external field causes a corresponding movement of the first and second ends of the fastening assembly forcing movement of at least one of the first or second distant portions towards and away from the other portion resulting in direct transfer of the deformation profile of the deformable member to corresponding vibrations of the cochlea.

US Pat. No. 10,194,238

BAFFLE FOR LINE ARRAY LOUDSPEAKER

Harman International Indu...

1. A baffle comprising:a plurality of audio outputs; and
a front face adjacent the plurality of audio outputs, the front face including a first wall and a second wall forming a waveguide surface, wherein the first wall has a first continuously varying height, and wherein the second wall has a second continuously varying height that is different than the first continuously varying height.

US Pat. No. 10,194,236

SPEAKER FRAME AND SPEAKER HAVING THE SAME

PIONEER CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A speaker frame, comprising:a plurality of connection beams arranged radially about a central axis oriented in the sound-emitting direction, so as to connect a magnet support portion of a speaker to a vibration support portion of the speaker,
the plurality of connection beams comprising,
a first connection beam extending linearly forming a first angle with the central axis, and
a second connection beam,
wherein the vibration support portion is substantially annular and is attached to a vibration body of the speaker, and
the magnet support portion is attached to a magnetic circuit portion of the speaker,
wherein a first groove is formed on the first connection beam, and
a second groove is formed on a first beam portion of the second connection beam and not formed on a second beam portion of the second connection beam, the first beam portion extending linearly forming a second angle with the central axis different than the first angle and extending from the magnet support portion to a bend of the second connection beam, and the second beam portion extending linearly from the bend to the vibration support portion in a direction different than the first beam portion.

US Pat. No. 10,194,195

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRESENTING HOME SCREEN SHORTCUTS

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method, comprising:at a computer system coupled with a television screen, the computer system comprising one or more processors and memory:
coupling to a plurality of media content providers and obtaining a respective media application for each of the media content providers, wherein each media application obtains media content from a respective media content provider for display on the television screen, and the plurality of media content providers includes two or more providers with different system types selected from: radio broadcasting systems, television broadcasting systems, direct satellite broadcasting systems, Internet servers and digital video recorders;
providing content for display on the television screen from a first media content provider via a first media application;
obtaining a plurality of shortcuts corresponding to a home screen user interface, each shortcut of the plurality of shortcuts associated with a respective media application, wherein the plurality of shortcuts includes a TV channel shortcut that, in response to selection by a user, provides for display on the television screen content currently being broadcast on the TV channel corresponding to the TV channel shortcut;
providing the home screen user interface including the plurality of shortcuts for display concurrently with the provided content on the television screen; and
in response to selection of one of the plurality of shortcuts displayed on the television screen, providing for display on the television screen content of a second media application corresponding to the selected displayed shortcut, wherein in response to selection of the TV channel shortcut, a set of actions are executed in association with the TV channel shortcut, the set of actions at least including a first action to launch a TV player application associated with the TV channel shortcut and a second action of tuning by the TV player application to the TV channel corresponding to the TV channel shortcut.

US Pat. No. 10,194,193

CABLE NETWORK DEVICE HAVING INTERCONNECTED MICROSTRIP DIRECTIONAL COUPLERS

Technetix B.V., Veenenda...

1. A cable network device, comprising:an input associated with a plurality of outputs, each output connected to one of a series of interconnected microstrip directional couplers, and configured with separate upstream and downstream paths;
a first transformer located in the upstream path; and
a second transformer,
wherein an isolated port of each microstrip directional coupler is in electrical communication with the upstream path and the isolated port of alternate microstrip directional couplers in the series is connected to the isolated port of one adjacent microstrip directional coupler using the second transformer.

US Pat. No. 10,194,188

BITRATE SELECTION FOR VIDEO STREAMING

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:receiving a plurality of videos associated with a plurality of video resolutions;
identifying, by a processing device, a first bitrate for each of the video resolutions based on a first bitrate point associated with the videos where a quality of the videos at a first video resolution that is upscaled to a second video resolution is better than a quality of the videos at the second video resolution at bitrates below the first bitrate point, the upscaling of the first video resolution corresponding to converting the videos from the first video resolution to the second video resolution at a client device;
assigning the identified corresponding first bitrate to each of the video resolutions; and
providing a video of the plurality of videos based on the first bitrate assigned to one of the video resolutions.

US Pat. No. 10,194,177

INTERWEAVING MEDIA CONTENT

Sorenson Media, Inc., Dr...

1. An electronic device comprising:a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing instructions; and
at least one processing device in communication with the non-transitory computer-readable storage medium and configured to execute the instructions, the executed instructions causing the at least one processing device to perform operations comprising:
receiving, from a first live content feed, first media content comprising a first set of media content segments;
receiving, from a second live content feed, second media content comprising a second set of media content segments;
receiving, from a server in communication with the at least one processing device, a stored content segment;
determining that the first live content feed and the second live content feed are transmitted to the at least one processing device using a same broadcast timing;
receiving, from a user device in communication with the at least one processing device:
a first insertion rule indicating when to insert a replacement media content segment of the second set of media content segments into the first set of media content segments; and
a second insertion rule indicating when to insert the stored content segment into the first set of media content segments;
creating an augmented output stream from the first media content by:
inserting the replacement media content segment into one content segment of the first set of media content segments when the first insertion rule is satisfied and when the first live content feed and the second live content feed are transmitted using the same broadcast timing; and
inserting the stored content segment to replace another content segment of the first set of media content segments when the second insertion rule is satisfied;
creating a transcoded output stream by transcoding the augmented output stream into a media streaming communication protocol; and
delivering the transcoded output stream via a distributed network channel to a client device in communication with the at least one processing device and including a display device, the client device, in response to receiving the transcoded output stream, configured to display the transcoded output stream on the display device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,171

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR MULTI-VIEW VIDEO CODING

Thomson Licensing, Issy-...

1. A video decoding method, comprising:decoding a block in a picture using two cross-view reference picture lists, the picture being one of a set of pictures corresponding to multi-view video content and having different view points with respect to a same or similar scene, the picture representing a current one of the different view points,
wherein the two cross-view reference picture lists correspond to reference pictures having different view points than the current one, wherein a number of cross-view reference pictures and view identifiers corresponding to cross-view reference pictures are signaled in a slice header in the bitstream for each of the two cross-view reference picture lists, and wherein the view identifiers are distinctive in each of the two reference picture lists, and wherein said decoding includes at least one buffer for storing decoded pictures corresponding to multi-view content for different view points of a same or similar scene, and wherein the at least one buffer includes a separate buffer for each of the different view points, and reference pictures in the cross-view reference picture lists are ordered in the same sequence as they appear in the slice header, and wherein syntax in the slice header is used to indicate a coding type for a cross-view prediction.

US Pat. No. 10,194,164

MOVING PICTURE CODING METHOD, MOVING PICTURE CODING APPARATUS, MOVING PICTURE DECODING METHOD, MOVING PICTURE DECODING APPARATUS, AND MOVING PICTURE CODING AND DECODING APPARATUS

SUN PATENT TRUST, New Yo...

1. A non-transitory recording medium having a computer program stored thereon, the computer program causing a processor to execute operations comprising:obtaining identification information indicating whether a bit stream is coded by a first standard or coded by a second standard from the bit stream, the first standard being different from the second standard;
when the identification information indicating the bit stream is coded by the first standard, decoding the bit stream according to the first standard; and
when the identification information indicating the bit stream is coded by the second standard,
obtaining a temporal motion vector enable flag which indicates whether or not using a temporal motion vector predictor is enabled, the temporal motion vector predictor being from a block which is included in a decoded picture different from a decoding target picture and which corresponds to a decoding target block included in the decoding target picture,
generating a plurality of motion vector predictors,
decoding a motion vector using one of the plurality of motion vector predictors generated in the generating, and
decoding the decoding target block using the motion vector decoded in the decoding of the motion vector,
wherein, in the generating, a motion vector having a motion quantity of 0 is generated when the temporal motion vector enable flag indicates that using the temporal motion vector predictor is not enabled, the motion vector being included, as a replacement vector which replaces the temporal motion vector predictor, in the plurality of motion vector predictors.

US Pat. No. 10,194,153

BIN STRING CODING BASED ON A MOST PROBABLE SYMBOL

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method for encoding binarized video data based on changes in probabilities of a probability model, the method comprising:receiving, using one or more processors, a bin string representative of the binarized video data, the bin string including bins that each store a symbol;
identifying, using the one or more processors, the symbol stored in one of the bins as a current symbol;
determining, using the one or more processors, whether the current symbol is a most probable symbol of the probability model;
responsive to determining that the current symbol is not the most probable symbol, updating, using the one or more processors, at least one of the probabilities, the probabilities including a first probability associated with the most probable symbol and a second probability associated with a least probable symbol of the probability model;
subsequent to updating the probabilities, determining, using the one or more processors, whether the second probability is greater than the first probability;
responsive to determining that the second probability is greater than the first probability, switching, using the one or more processors, the most probable symbol and the least probable symbol to reflect that the least probable symbol is a new most probable symbol of the probability model and to reflect that the most probable symbol is a new least probable symbol of the probability model;
determining, using the one or more processors, a first number of bits to use to encode the binarized video data using the new most probable symbol; and
encoding, using the one or more processors, the binarized video data to a bitstream using the first number of bits.

US Pat. No. 10,194,150

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CODING IMAGE, AND METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DECODING IMAGE

TONGJI UNIVERSITY, Shang...

1. A method for coding an image, comprising:dividing coding mode parameters and parameter groups of one coding block into multiple types of coding mode parameters and parameter groups corresponding to the multiple types of coding mode parameters according to a specified rule respectively;
determining Quantization Parameters (QPs), comprised in the multiple types of coding mode parameters according to a preset target bit rate;
determining a QP of the coding block according to reconstruction quality for the coding block;
selecting a coding mode parameter to be used from the multiple types of coding mode parameters according to the QP of the coding block;
setting a parameter group corresponding to the selected coding mode parameter, and calculating a QP difference;
encoding the coding block according to the selected coding mode parameter and the QP of the coding block; and
writing the selected coding mode parameter, the parameter group used by the coding block and the QP difference into a video bitstream.

US Pat. No. 10,194,142

DISPLAY DRIVING APPARATUS AND METHOD

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. A display driving apparatus for pixel display of pixel units of a display device, the display device comprising a pixel array including a first view pixel unit and a second view pixel unit alternately arranged in a row direction, said pixel array including in each row sub-pixels corresponding to one color, each of the first and second view pixel units comprising a plurality of physical pixel units cyclically arranged in a column direction, and each physical pixel unit including a plurality of sub-pixels, the apparatus comprising:an obtaining unit for obtaining an input signal of each sub-pixel in the first and second view pixel units;
a setting unit for setting a sampling region on the pixel array for each sub-pixel in the first and second view pixel units; and
a calculating unit for determining an output signal of each sub-pixel based on the sampling region of each sub-pixel, the physical pixel unit overlapping the sampling region and belonging to the same view pixel unit as the sub-pixel, and the input signal of each sub-pixel.

US Pat. No. 10,194,132

ESTABLISHING Z-AXIS LOCATION OF GRAPHICS PLANE IN 3D VIDEO DISPLAY

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. Video display device comprising:processor;
video display controlled by the processor, the video display defining a display plane and a z-axis perpendicular to the display plane;
user input device communicating with the processor to send user selection signals to the processor;
the processor executing logic comprising:
responsive to a viewer selection of a user interface (UI), presenting a UI object in a graphics plane of the video display device, the UI object being rendered in 3D by presenting two identical overlapping images of the UI object separated from each other by disparity distance;
responsive to a first command from the user input device, causing the UI object to appear to move in a first direction along the z-axis by increasing the disparity;
responsive to a second command from the user input device, causing the UI object to appear to move in a second direction along the z-axis by decreasing the disparity, the first direction being opposite to the second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,194,128

SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES FOR GENERATING A DIGITAL CONTENT ITEM

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A method, comprising:presenting a video associated with a video file via a display, the video having a beginning, an end, and a runtime extending from the beginning of the video to the end of the video;
receiving a first input from the user, the first input being provided via the input device during playback of the video,
the first input having a beginning, an end, and a first duration extending from the beginning of the first input to the end of the first input;
determining the first duration of the first input;
determining a first length of time extending from the beginning of the video to a first point in time during the runtime of the video, the first point in time corresponding to the beginning of the first input; and
generating a digital content item comprising at least the video file and a sequential data list, the sequential data list including the first length of time followed by the first duration, wherein consumption of the digital content item by a processor of an electronic device causes the electronic device to:
play the video corresponding to the video file, and
during playback of the video on the electronic device,
activate a vibration device of the electronic device at the first point in time during the runtime of the video, and
maintain activation of the vibration device for the first duration.

US Pat. No. 10,194,115

AUDIO ROUTING FOR AUDIO-VIDEO RECORDING

Conversant Wireless Licen...

1. A method comprising:capturing video content at a device via a video capture application on the device;
receiving external audio at an audio source of the device;
receiving audio content at the device via an audio playback application on the device;
combining the audio content and external audio into a combined audio signal; and
recording, by the video capture application, the combined audio signal with the video content into a single audio-video file.

US Pat. No. 10,194,114

SPLIT SCREEN DISPLAY WITHOUT DISTORTION

Polycom, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A method of displaying a split view without distortion, the method comprising:capturing first image data with a camera, the image data corresponding to a first image, the camera having a horizontal field of view;
rendering the first image data to a first projection plane corresponding to a curved display surface;
designating, in the first projection plane, a first portion of the image data corresponding to a first portion of the first image;
designating, in the projection plane, a second portion of the image data corresponding to a second portion of the first image;
mapping the first portion of the image data in the projection plane to a second projection plane;
mapping the second portion of the image data in the projection plane to a third projection plane;
rendering the mapped first portion of the image data from the second projection plane to a first portion of an electronic display; and
rendering the mapped second portion of the image data from the third projection plane to a second portion of an electronic display.

US Pat. No. 10,194,092

PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS AND METHOD CAPABLE OF SETTING APPROPRIATE EXPOSURE TIME PERIODS IN CONSIDERATION OF TEMPORAL CHANGE IN LIGHT

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A photographing apparatus comprising:an image sensor that photographs a subject a plurality of times sequentially; and
a processor configured to:
acquire information about a type of light from the subject of the photography,
select one method of a plurality of methods of calculating an exposure time period of the photography that are set in advance according to time-varying characteristics of a plurality of the types of the light on the basis of the information about the type of the light acquired by the processor, and
calculate each exposure time period for each shot of the photography, by using the selected method of calculating the exposure time period,
wherein the image sensor performs the photography, on the basis of each exposure time period which is calculated by the processor for each shot of the photography,
wherein the processor is further configured to acquire information about a reagent used at the time of photographing the subject, and
wherein the processor is further configured to select a method of calculating the exposure time period of the photography on the basis of the information about the light and the information about the reagent, and calculates each exposure time period for each shot of the photography by using the selected method of calculating the exposure time period.

US Pat. No. 10,194,090

VIEW ANGLE CONTROL APPARATUS AND VIEW ANGLE CONTROL METHOD

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A view angle control apparatus comprising:a view angle change unit configured to change an angle of view of an image;
a control unit configured to perform a first control where the view angle change unit changes the angle of view from a first angle of view to a second angle of view that is by a predetermined amount in a wide-angle direction with respect to the first angle of view, in accordance with a first determination, and perform second control where the view angle change unit changes the angle of view to the first angle of view, in accordance with a second determination, after the first control; and
an operating member configured to accept an operation of changing a setting related to the predetermined amount, wherein
upon an operation having been performed through the operating member between start of the first control and start of the second control, the control unit performs the second control after changing the setting related to the predetermined amount in response to the operation.

US Pat. No. 10,194,036

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS FOR SEARCHING ACCORDING TO GROUPS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:circuitry configured to
read, from a data storage medium, a plurality of data items with date and time information related to when the data items were acquired;
determine, based on a slide operation by a user, a granularity indicating a size of a time period spanning the date and time information and based upon the date and time information, wherein a coarser level of granularity represents a longer time period and a finer level of granularity represents a shorter time period, the slide operation serving to adjust the granularity;
divide the plurality of read data items into groups based on (a) the granularity of the time period determined by the slide operation by the user and (b) the date and time information related to when the read data items were acquired; and
control a display portion to display on a screen of the display portion, based on the determined granularity, a list of representative pictures, each representative picture representing a respective group of data items, and
an output portion configured to print an image corresponding to the data items on recording paper;
wherein each representative picture is based upon the date and time information of a respective group and is a reference picture in a respective group defined by the determined granularity.

US Pat. No. 10,194,004

CLIENT IN DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING SYSTEM THAT MONITORS REQUEST TIME AND OPERATION TIME IN ORDER TO DETECT PERFORMANCE PROBLEMS AND AUTOMATICALLY ISSUE ALERTS

Guest Tek Interactive Ent...

1. A client device that sends a request to a server via a network in a distributed computing system, the client device comprising:a timer for timing a request time duration substantially including a period of time that the client device is waiting for results to be received via the network from the server in response to the request sent by the client device;
the timer further for timing an operation time duration substantially corresponding to a period of time that the client device is performing an operation that causes the client device to make the request;
a network interface coupled to the network for sending the request to the server and receiving the results from the server; and
a processor coupled to the timer and the network interface;
wherein, after receiving the results from the server, the processor is configured by executing software loaded from a memory to dynamically calculate a client processing time threshold at least according to a type of the operation and historic time durations for one or more previous operations performed by the client device, subtract the request time duration from the operation time duration to thereby calculate a client processing time duration, transmit one or more alert messages to a network operation center (NOC) via the network when the client processing time duration is greater than the client processing time threshold, and include at least an operation type identifier corresponding to the type of the operation, and values of the client processing time duration and the client processing time threshold in the one or more alert messages.

US Pat. No. 10,193,986

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRESENTING GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. A method of sharing location information in a social network application, comprising:at a first user device having one or more processors and memory for storing one or more programs to be executed by the one or more processors:
providing an instant messaging interface of the social network application at the first user device;
detecting, within the instant messaging interface, a trigger input from a first user of the first user device, the trigger input is associated with location information of the first user device;
in response to the trigger input associated with location information, obtaining a map of a location of the first user device based on the trigger input; and
sharing the map of the location of the first user device with a second user device through the social network application, enabling the second user device to display the map of the location of the first user device in a corresponding instant messaging interface of the social network application executed at the second user device.

US Pat. No. 10,193,976

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RECONSTRUCTING A SLOT TABLE FOR NFS BASED DISTRIBUTED FILE SYSTEMS

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

6. A system for enabling a seamless failover between distributed system controllers in a Network File System (NFS) based distributed file systems, the system comprising:a distributed cluster of controllers configured to receive a retried request from a client, wherein each controller comprises substitute slot table modules being a process running on it respective controller;
wherein each of the substitute slot table modules is configured to:
determine an expected size of sessions slot table by inspecting a COMPOUND message's SEQUENCE operation ‘highest_slotid’ field at said client request;
in a case that the retried request is of a re-enter idempotent type, process the request again;
in a case that the retried request is file state related, check in already opened file handles if the already opened file handles are open with exactly same properties already exist for the particular client, and if found, returning the file handle information to the client as if it was just opened by it; and
in a case that the retried request is of a non-idempotent type, attempt to perform the operation again, wherein if the source file does not exist, check the existence of the expected outcome, and reply with a success,
wherein the distributed file systems are compliant with NFSv4.1 protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,193,949

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:a hardware processor; and
a memory storing one or more programs configured to be executed by the hardware processor, the one or more programs including instructions for:
acquiring a media content;
transmitting the media content acquired by the acquiring to another communication apparatus;
determining whether to describe, as an acquisition source URL of the media content acquired by the acquiring, a URL of the communication apparatus or a URL of the another communication apparatus, in accordance with a state of transmission of the media content;
generating, based on the determination made by the determining, a description file in which the acquisition source URL of each predetermined unit of the media content is described; and
providing the description file generated by the generating.

US Pat. No. 10,193,941

INTERWORKING BETWEEN FIRST PROTOCOL ENTITY OF STREAM RESERVATION PROTOCOL AND SECOND PROTOCOL ENTITY OF ROUTING PROTOCOL

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for interworking between a first protocol entity adapted to operate in accordance with a stream reservation protocol for reserving resources for a data stream along a stream path of the data stream and a second protocol entity adapted to operate in accordance with a routing protocol for distributing information in a bridge network, wherein the stream reservation protocol and the routing protocol form a protocol stack in a network node, the method comprising:sending, from the first protocol entity to the second protocol entity via an interface between the first and the second protocol entities, a request for stream path information indicating, for a data stream to be sent, a stream path in the bridge network,
determining, by the second protocol entity, which controls the bridge network based on Layer 2 add-ons, the stream path information for the stream path based on the request, wherein the second protocol entity stores network topology information, and the step of determining stream path information is performed by locally processing the network topology information according to Dijkstra's algorithm using the Layer 2 add-ons,
sending, from the second protocol entity to the first protocol entity, the determined stream path information, and
initiating, by the first protocol entity, a resource reservation procedure for reserving resources in response to receiving the stream path information.

US Pat. No. 10,193,910

NETWORK ATTACK DETECTION METHOD

The Hong Kong Polytechnic...

1. A method, comprising:at an electronic device having one or more processors, and a memory for storing program instructions that are executed by the one or more processors,
conducting a topology analysis on network, and obtaining a probing path set containing at least one probing path according to the topology analysis;
probing a first probing path contained in the probing path set by using a probing pattern and obtaining a performance metric of the first probing path; and
determining whether the first probing path is subjected to network attack according to the performance metric and a control performance metric,
wherein one end of the probing path is a probing node and another end of the probing path is a target node, a forward path of the probing path is from the probing node to the target node and a reverse path of the probing path is from the target node to the probing node,
wherein the probing pattern is Round Trip Probing (RTP),
wherein the probing a first probing path by using a probing pattern and obtaining a performance metric of the first probing path comprises:
sending at least two RTP probing packets from the probing node to the target node;
receiving RTP response packets in responsive to the RTP probing packets from the target node of the first probing path, each RTP response packet having a sequence number and an ACK number; and
according to the sequence numbers and the ACK numbers of the RTP response packets, determining one or more of the following performance metric of the first probing path: a RTP packet loss rate on the forward path, a RTP loss pair rate on the forward path, a RTP packet reordering rate on the forward path, a RTP packet loss rate on the reverse path, a RTP packet reordering rate on the reverse path, and a RTP loss pair rate on the reverse path,
wherein a packet pair on the forward path is placed between load packets and measurement packets and consists of an ?th RTP probing packet and an ?+1th RTP probing packet, a packet pair on the reverse path consists of an ?th RTP response packet and an ?+1th RTP response packet, the ?th RTP probing packet corresponds to the ?th RTP response packet, a time gap between the ?th RTP response packet and the ?+1th RTP response packet being used to estimate an interval between head and tail load packets.

US Pat. No. 10,193,900

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO IDENTIFY AN INTERNET PROTOCOL ADDRESS BLACKLIST BOUNDARY

1. A method to identify candidate boundaries of Internet protocol addresses associated with a malicious Internet protocol address, the method comprising:collecting, by executing an instruction with a processor, netflow data associated with the Internet protocol addresses within a netblock having a lower boundary Internet protocol address and an upper boundary Internet protocol address;
generating, by executing an instruction with the processor, a first window of Internet protocol addresses numerically lower than the malicious Internet protocol address;
generating, by executing an instruction with the processor, a second window of Internet protocol addresses numerically higher than the malicious Internet protocol address;
for respective Internet protocol addresses in the first and second windows, calculating, by executing an instruction with the processor, occurrence counts associated with behavior features identified in the netflow data;
identifying, by executing an instruction with the processor, candidate boundaries within the netblock based on breakpoint scores calculated from divergence values associated with the behavior features, the divergence values based on a first multinomial distribution of the occurrence counts associated with the first window and a second multinomial distribution of the occurrence counts associated with the second window; and
identifying, by executing an instruction with the processor, a first one of the candidate boundaries as an Internet protocol address boundary associated with the malicious Internet protocol address by comparing the breakpoint scores of the candidate boundaries to a threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,193,892

RESOURCE RESTRICTION

HEWLETT PACKARD ENTERPRIS...

1. A data sharing system comprising:a processor; and
a non-transitory computer readable medium storing instructions executable by the processor, the instructions comprising:
instructions to identify an environment that satisfies a first level of trust of a first entity and a second level of trust of a second entity, wherein the first entity and the second entity are different devices;
instructions to request access to a set of data associated with the first entity in response to a procedure received from the second entity;
instructions engine to execute the procedure in the environment, the procedure to request access to the set of data;
instructions to receive a restriction from the first entity, wherein the restriction associated with a resource of the environment is to limit information that can be accessed in the set of data by the procedure of the second entity based on resource utilization information associated with the resource;
instructions to maintain the resource utilization information of the environment associated with the resource; and
instructions to limit execution of the procedure based on the restriction and the resource utilization information.

US Pat. No. 10,193,891

DEVICE-TO-DEVICE NETWORK LOCATION UPDATES

Neone, Inc., Austin, TX ...

1. An electronic device, comprising:an interface circuit configured to communicate with a group of one or more other instances of the electronic device via dynamic connections that are based on pre-established and maintained associations in a device-to-device network of a user of the electronic device, wherein each instance of the electronic device in the device-to-device network stores locally the pre-established and maintained associations comprising encryption keys and locations for each of the instances of the electronic device in the group that are maintained for a longer time than the dynamic connections,
wherein a given dynamic connection between the electronic device and a given instance of the electronic device in the group is setup by the electronic device without storing the pre-established and maintained associations in a computer in another network; and
wherein the interface circuit is configured to communicate with the given instance of the electronic device via at least a non-wireless communication technique and the other network; and
a control circuit, coupled to the interface circuit, configured to:
detect, via the interface circuit, a change to a location of the electronic device in the other network, wherein detecting the change to the location involves poking a hole through a firewall to determine the location of the electronic device and tracing a route back to the electronic device;
communicate, via the interface circuit, a message with an update to the location based on the detected change that is encrypted with the encryption key of the user, to a second user of a second instance of the electronic device in the group in the device-to-device network at a second location specified by one of the pre-established and maintained associations and use the updated location to update a pre-established and maintained association stored locally on the second instance of the electronic device; and
when a communication with a third instance of the electronic device fails for a time interval, poll one or more other instances of the electronic device in the group to determine an update to a third location from the pre-established and maintained associations, wherein the one or more other instances does not include the given instance, second instance or third instance of the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,193,885

DEVICE AND METHOD OF SETTING OR REMOVING SECURITY ON CONTENT

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of providing a user interface at an electronic device, the method comprising:displaying a registration screen associated with notification screens for setting biometric login options, each of the biometric login options corresponding to a respective biometric information category of a plurality of biometric information categories;
obtaining a first piece of biometric information of a user corresponding to a first biometric information category of the plurality of biometric information categories using at least one first notification screen of the notification screens;
storing the first piece of biometric information in a memory of the electronic device, wherein the first piece of biometric information is associated with an identification of the user;
obtaining a second piece of biometric information of the user corresponding to a second biometric information category of the plurality of biometric information categories using at least one second notification screen of the notification screens;
storing the second piece of biometric information in the memory of the electronic device, wherein the second piece of biometric information is associated with the identification of the user;
displaying a lock screen for selection from among first and second biometric login options respectively indicating the first and second biometric information categories corresponding to the first and second pieces of biometric information of the user stored in the memory of the electronic device;
based on the first biometric login option being selected from among the first and second biometric login options displayed with the lock screen, obtaining first input biometric information of the user corresponding to the first biometric information category;
displaying an authentication failure notification screen based on unsuccessful authentication of the user using the obtained first input biometric information of the user and the first piece of biometric information stored in the memory of the electronic device;
based on the second biometric login option being selected from among the first and second biometric login options, obtaining second input biometric information of the user corresponding to the second biometric information category; and
displaying an unlocked screen based on successful authentication of the user using the obtained second input biometric information of the user and the second piece of biometric information stored in the memory of the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,193,879

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SOFTWARE APPLICATION DEPLOYMENT

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method for deploying applications, the method comprising:deploying an application from an application image in an application virtual machine of a computing device, wherein the application is accessible using a first uniform resource locator (URL);
sending an application creation message to an authoritative domain name system (DNS) server to create a record mapping the first URL to a second URL, wherein the first URL is in a first domain and the second URL is in a second domain;
providing, to a service virtual machine (SVM) of the computing device, a digital certificate associated with the application virtual machine, wherein the service virtual machine is configured to store the digital certificate isolated from and inaccessible by the application virtual machine, and wherein the service virtual machine is separate from a certificate authority that issues the digital certificate;
generating, by the service virtual machine and in response to one or more applications requesting communication based on the digital certificate, certificate data using the digital certificate; and
sending, to a remote application server comprising a client software module, the second URL and the certificate data,
wherein the client software module is configured to establish a connection to the application on the computing device using the second URL and the certificate data.

US Pat. No. 10,193,875

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING ACCESS TO SURVEILLANCE VIDEO

XIAOMI INC., Haidian Dis...

1. A method for controlling access to a surveillance video, comprising:acquiring from a user account a view request for viewing a surveillance video file, the view request comprising authorization information of the user account;
performing an identity authentication on the user account according to the authorization information;
allowing a user with the user account to view the surveillance video file when the identity authentication is passed; and
performing a privacy protection operation on the surveillance video file uploaded from a camera device;
wherein said performing a privacy protection operation on the surveillance video file uploaded from a camera device comprises at least one of the following operations:
setting an attribute of the surveillance video file to be hidden; and
encrypting the surveillance video file;
wherein said encrypting the surveillance video file comprises:
acquiring a file key used for encrypting the surveillance video file;
encrypting the surveillance video file based on the file key;
wherein when the surveillance video file is encrypted, the method further comprises:
acquiring a user private key of a preset user account;
generating a user public key of the preset user account according to the file key and the user private key of the preset user account; and
sending the user public key to a corresponding preset user account, such that the preset user account generates a file key of the surveillance video file according to the user public key and the user private key.

US Pat. No. 10,193,859

SECURITY APPARATUS, ATTACK DETECTION METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A security apparatus connected to a bus, comprising:a receiver that receives a first frame from the bus;
a memory that stores an examination parameter defining a content of an examination on the first frame; and
processing circuitry that, in operation, performs operations including
first determining whether a predetermined condition is satisfied for the first frame,
in a case where the first determining determined that the predetermined condition is satisfied, updating the examination parameter stored in the memory, and
second determining whether the first frame is an attack frame based on the updated examination parameter stored in the memory,
wherein the first frame is a data frame including an ID field storing an ID, Data Length Code (DLC), and a data field,
the examination parameter stored in the memory includes a threshold value indicating an upper limit of an allowable range of a frequency of transmission of one or more frames whose ID values are identical within a predetermined unit time,
the first determining determines that the predetermined condition is satisfied for the first frame received by the receiver, in a case where a transmission interval is out of a predetermined allowable range, the transmission interval being defined by a reception interval between the first frame and a second frame whose ID value is identical to the ID value of the first frame,
the updating updates the threshold value, in a case where the first determining determined that the predetermined condition is satisfied, and
the second determining determines that the first frame received by the receiver is an attack frame, in a case where the frequency of transmission of the first frame received by the receiver is higher than the updated threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,193,858

ATTESTATION DEVICE CUSTODY TRANSFER PROTOCOL

McAfee, LLC, Santa Clara...

1. At least one non-transitory machine accessible storage medium having instructions stored thereon, the instructions when executed on a machine, cause the machine to:send, from a particular gateway device, a start of transfer request to an attestation device over a short range wireless communication channel;
receive, at the particular gateway device, a nonce from the attestation device in association with the start of transfer request;
sign the nonce at the particular gateway device;
send the signed nonce to the attestation device;
receive a transfer confirmation message from the attestation device; and
send a transfer message to a management system to report a transfer in custody of the attestation device involving the particular gateway device and another gateway device, wherein:
the transfer message comprises the transfer confirmation message;
the transfer confirmation message is based on log data generated by the attestation device and the nonce, and comprises the log data and a hash of the nonce and the log data; and
the hash of the nonce and the log data comprises a hash of the nonce, the signed nonce, a copy of the nonce signed by the other gateway device, and the log data.

US Pat. No. 10,193,816

METHOD FOR OPERATING AN INFORMATION-CENTRIC NETWORK AND NETWORK

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A method for operating an information-centric network (ICN) in which at least a first named data object (NDO) is addressable, the method comprising:implementing, in the ICN, software-defined networking (SDN) with an SDN controller; and
performing, by the SDN controller, network-wide request aggregation in the ICN by:
detecting an initial request for the first NDO received at a first ingress node of the ICN,
detecting one or more additional requests for the first NDO received at one or more additional ingress nodes of the ICN, and
aggregating the initial request for the first NDO received at the first ingress node and the one or more additional requests for the first NDO received at the one or more additional ingress nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,193,806

PERFORMING A FINISHING OPERATION TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF A RESULTING HASH

NICIRA, INC., Palo Alto,...

1. A non-transitory machine readable medium storing a program that, when executed by at least one processing unit, generates a hash of a portion of a packet to process a packet, the program comprising sets of instructions for:generating a first hash from at least a portion of a packet header;
performing a finishing operation on the first hash to produce a resulting second hash, wherein the finishing operation comprises accumulating a length of the portion of the packet header into the hash by hashing a combination of the first hash and the length of the portion of the packet header; and
processing the packet based on the resulting second hash.

US Pat. No. 10,193,803

TRANSMITTING APPARATUS, RECEIVING APPARATUS AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A transmitting apparatus comprising:a packet generator configured to generate a packet comprising a header and a payload; and
a transmitter configured to transmit the generated packet,
wherein the header comprises a first field and a second field,
wherein the first field comprises a first value or a second value,
wherein the first value indicates that a length of the second field is a first length, and the second value indicates that the length of the second field is a second length, and
wherein, if the first field comprises the first value, the second field is represented as a pointer field, and if the first field comprises the second value, the second field is a concatenation of the pointer field and an added pointer field,
wherein the second field comprises a pointer value,
wherein the pointer value is an offset from a beginning of the payload to a first start position of at least one input packet that begins in the payload,
wherein if the first field comprises the second value, the header comprises a third field including one of a third value, a fourth value and a fifth value,
wherein the third value indicates absence of a fourth field and a fifth field in the packet,
wherein the fourth value indicates presence of the fourth field of which a length is 1 byte,
wherein the fifth value indicates presence of the fourth field of which the length is 2 bytes,
wherein the fourth field comprises length information indicating a length of the fifth field, and
wherein if the fourth field comprises the fifth value, the fourth field comprises least significant bits LSB and most significant bits MSB.

US Pat. No. 10,193,789

HANDLING PORT IDENTIFIER OVERFLOW IN SPANNING TREE PROTOCOL

ARRIS Enterprises LLC, S...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a network device, a spanning tree protocol (STP) bridge protocol data unit (BPDU);
extracting, by the network device, a port identifier value from the BPDU;
determining, by the network device, a fourteen-bit port number associated with the BPDU by decoding the least significant fourteen bits of the port identifier value; and
determining, by the network device, an eight-bit port priority associated with the BPDU by:
decoding the most significant two bits of the port identifier value; and
converting the most significant two bits of the port identifier value into the eight-bit port priority, the converting comprising padding the least significant six bits of the eight-bit port priority with zeroes.

US Pat. No. 10,193,786

WIRELESS ROUTERS UNDER TEST

Contec, LLC, Schenectady...

1. A universal tester for testing a plurality of wireless routers, comprising:a plurality of test slots, each test slot of the plurality of test slots configured to host a wireless router of a plurality of wireless routers; and
a plurality of sets of test connections, each set of test connections of the plurality of sets of test connections being associated with one test slot of the plurality of test slots,
wherein each set of test connections of the plurality of sets of test connections comprises:
a wireless networking test connection configured to test a corresponding wireless networking interface on a wireless router of the plurality of wireless routers,
an Ethernet test connection configured to test a corresponding Ethernet interface on a wireless router of the plurality of wireless routers, and
a MoCA test connection configured to test a corresponding MoCA interface on a wireless router of the plurality of wireless routers.

US Pat. No. 10,193,770

SUPPLYING DATA FILES TO REQUESTING STATIONS

PULSE SECURE, LLC, San J...

1. A traffic management system having multiple operational modes, comprising:a first interface to communicate with clients;
a second interface to communicate with at least one server; and
a processing device for:
monitoring response times of the server when responding to requests from the clients;
responsive to determining that a most recent response time of the server is greater than a threshold response time, inserting a first value into a first-in-first-out (FIFO) queue;
responsive to determining that the most recent response time of the server is less than or equal to the threshold response time, inserting a second value into the FIFO queue;
computing a service level based on values stored in the FIFO;
switching the traffic management system from a first operational mode to a second operational mode when (1) the traffic management system is operating in the first operational mode, and (2) the service level is worse than a first service level;
switching the traffic management system from the second operational mode to the first operational mode when (1) the traffic management system is operating in the second operational mode, and (2) the service level is better than a second service level;
processing the requests received from the clients based on an operational mode of the traffic management system, wherein in the first operational mode no measures are taken to improve the service level, and wherein in the second operational mode at least one measure is taken to improve the service level.

US Pat. No. 10,193,766

DYNAMIC CHANGING TIER SERVICE ON TEST DEVICE

TIME WARNER CABLE ENTERPR...

7. A system comprising:a broadband communications network;
a policy enforcement point of said broadband communications network;
a policy server of said broadband communications network; and
a test device located within said broadband communications network, said test device being interconnected with said policy enforcement point of said broadband communications network via a customer premises equipment (CPE) device;
wherein:
said policy server is configured to, responsive to commencement of a test to be conducted with said test device, signal said policy enforcement point to set a bandwidth tier for said test to be conducted with said test device, wherein said setting of said bandwidth tier changes an initially provisioned bandwidth tier set at said policy enforcement point for communications with said CPE device; and
said policy enforcement point and said test device are cooperatively configured to conduct said test in accordance with said bandwidth tier, wherein said test determines a speed of said broadband communication network at said test device in said bandwidth tier.

US Pat. No. 10,193,755

POLICY CONFLICT RESOLUTION METHOD AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a processor, a first control policy;
decomposing the first control policy into m first rules;
receiving, by the processor, a second control policy;
decomposing the second control policy into n second rules, wherein m and n are natural numbers, wherein both the first control policy and the second control policy act on a first forwarding device, and wherein the first rules and the second rules each comprise a matching field and an action;
performing negation on the first rules to obtain first negation rules;
performing negation on the second rules to obtain second negation rules;
generating a corresponding first execution rule using the first negation rules and the second negation rules according to a rule synthesis principle, wherein the rule synthesis principle comprises forming the first execution rule using an intersection between a matching field of a first negotiation rule of the first negotiation rules and a second negotiation rule of the second negotiation rules that are of a same matching field type or a union between a matching field of the first negation rule and a matching field of the second negation rule that are of different matching field types, and an intersection between an action of the first negation rule and an action of the second negation rule;
detecting an invalid rule in response to determining that there is no intersection between the matching field of the first negation rule and the matching field of the second negation rule that are of the same matching field type;
deleting the invalid rule;
using remaining first execution rules as valid first execution rules;
performing negation on the valid first execution rules; and
converting, according to a protocol supported by the first forwarding device, the valid first execution rules on which negation has been performed into a corresponding forwarding entry of the first forwarding device.

US Pat. No. 10,193,754

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING CONNECTORS IN A MULTITENANT APPLICATION SERVER ENVIRONMENT

ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORP...

1. A system for supporting use of connectors in a multitenant application server environment, comprising:one or more computers, including an application server that enables deployment and execution of software applications, wherein the application server is associated with a domain configuration that is used at runtime to define a domain for execution of the software applications, and a plurality of partitions,
wherein each of the plurality of partitions is associated with a partition configuration, and wherein each partition provides a subdivision of the domain and includes one or more resource groups of a plurality of resource groups, wherein the one or more resource groups are defined by one or more resource group templates;
one or more deployed partition-level resource adapters, each of the one or more deployed partition-level resource adapters being deployed in a resource group of a partition of the plurality of partitions;
a connector container, wherein the connector container determines a partition scope of the one or more deployed partition-level resource adapters, wherein the partition scope is used to identify a partition identification (partition ID), based on a component invocation context, of a partition of the plurality of partitions within which a partition-level resource adapter is deployed; and
a partition classloader, the partition classloader deploying the one or more deployed partition-level resource adapters, the one or more deployed partition-level resource adapters being an instantiated version of a deployable resource adapter;
wherein, based upon the identified partition ID of partition of the plurality of partitions within which the partition-level resource adapter is deployed, access to the partition-level resource adapter is restricted to applications and resources within the partition associated with the identified partition ID.

US Pat. No. 10,193,747

FAULT DETECTION METHOD AND DEVICE

HUAWEI DEVICE CO., LTD., ...

1. A method for fault detection, comprising:receiving, by a terminal device, a touch control operation performed by a user on a preset fault detection key;
determining, by the terminal device, a fault detection instruction according to the touch control operation;
determining, by the terminal device, a service type of a to-be-detected fault according to the fault detection instruction, wherein the to-be-detected fault is a type of fault that the fault detection instruction designates for detection, and the service type of the to-be-detected fault is that of a service that is configured to process information that is of a same type as the type of the to-be-detected fault;
determining, by the terminal device, fault detection content according to the service type, wherein the fault detection content includes operational information associated with successful operation of the service that is configured to process the information that is of the same type as the type of the to-be-detected fault;
analyzing, by the terminal device, the fault detection content including the operational information to obtain a detection result; and
presenting, by the terminal device, the detection result.

US Pat. No. 10,193,745

RADIO INTERRUPT

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a first processing resource connected via an interface to a second processing resource, the first processing resource to execute instructions to:
receive an interrupt generated by a radio coupled to the second processing resource;
increment a counter in response to receiving the interrupt during a configurable time interval;
determine that the counter has not been incremented during a threshold number of configurable time intervals, wherein a duration of a threshold time interval included in the threshold number of configurable time intervals is configurable; and
reboot the first processing resource and the second processing resource in response to the determination that the counter has not been incremented during the threshold number of configurable time intervals.

US Pat. No. 10,193,738

METHOD FOR SERVICE CONTENT DISTRIBUTION UNDER HETEROGENEOUS NETWORK AND SERVICE MANAGEMENT PLATFORM

1. A method for service content distribution under a heterogeneous network, comprising:storing and maintaining, by a joint radio resource management server of a service management platform, context information of a network and a terminal, wherein the context information of the network comprises: a network description, a general resource of the network and context information of a stream, and the context information of the terminal comprises: context information of the terminal about communication, computation, service presentation; and
making a request, by an edge server of the service management platform, to the joint radio resource management server for an index of the context information when receiving a service request from an initiator terminal;
transmitting, by the joint radio resource management server, the index of the context information to the edge server after receiving the request from the edge server;
comparing, by the edge server, the service request with the index of the context information to select a cooperative network and a cooperative terminal in the cooperative network for service content distribution, and performing the service content distribution according to the cooperative network and the cooperative terminal in the cooperative network, so that the edge server transmits requested service content to the initiator terminal of the service request through the selected cooperative network and the cooperative terminal in the cooperative network;
wherein performing the service content distribution according to the cooperative network and the cooperative terminal in the cooperative network comprises:
performing, by the edge server of the service management platform, comparative analysis on information in the service request and an index of service data information buffered by the edge server of the service management platform itself, judging whether the requested service content has been stored in the edge server of the service management platform according to the comparative analysis, when the requested service content has been stored in the edge server of the service management platform, distributing corresponding stored service content to the cooperative network and the cooperative terminal in the cooperative network, and when the requested service content has not been stored in the edge server of the service management platform, making a request to service content providing equipment for corresponding service content and distributing acquired service content to the cooperative network and the cooperative terminal in the cooperative network;
the method further comprises: when multiple cooperative networks and cooperative terminals are selected, performing, by the edge server of the service management platform, service stream segmentation on service content when the service content is distributed, and transmitting service sub-streams obtained by the service stream segmentation to corresponding cooperative networks and cooperative terminals respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,193,733

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM TO COMMUNICATE USING DIFFERENT BEAMWIDTHS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A communication system to communicate in a wireless network via a wireless frequency band, the system comprising:an input to receive intermediate frequency signals;
radio frequency (RF) filter circuitry coupled to the input to receive the intermediate frequency signals therefrom, the RF filter circuitry including a mixer and a filter;
a frequency synthesizer coupled to the mixer; and
an amplifier coupled to the filter;
wherein:
the frequency synthesizer is to provide a carrier frequency to the mixer;
the mixer is to combine the intermediate frequency signals with the carrier frequency from the frequency synthesizer to generate combined carrier signals;
the filter is to filter the combined carrier signals to generate filtered carrier signals;
the amplifier is to amplify the filtered carrier signals to generate signals to be wirelessly transmitted by one or more antennas; and
the signals to be wirelessly transmitted include:
first signals corresponding to a first beamwidth when transmitted by the one or more antennas, the first signals to include first control signals comprising first beamforming control information to facilitate an initial beamforming for wireless communication via the wireless frequency band, the first control signals to include control signals to facilitate one or more of carrier frequency offset estimation, timing synchronization, and signal detection; and
second signals corresponding to a second beamwidth when transmitted by the one or more antennas, the second signals to include second control signals comprising second beamforming control information to facilitate a fine beamforming to supplement the initial beamforming, the first beamwidth to comprise a wider beamwidth than the second beamwidth.

US Pat. No. 10,193,711

TIMING BASED ARBITRATION METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR CALIBRATING IMPEDANCES OF A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A system comprising:a resistor; and
a plurality of chips,
wherein each chip of the plurality of chips comprises:
a terminal coupled to the resistor; and
a calibration circuit configured to determine whether the resistor is available based, at least in part, on timing information that is unique to a corresponding chip of the plurality of chips, and
wherein the timing information of each chip of the plurality of chips has a fixed duration of time common to the plurality of chips.

US Pat. No. 10,193,707

PACKET TRANSMISSION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A packet transmission method, wherein the method comprises:receiving, by a first Network Virtualization Edge (NVE) device, a first packet, wherein the first packet comprises a first source address and a first destination address, the first source address is an address of a first virtual machine, and the first destination address is an address of a second virtual machine, wherein the first virtual machine is virtualized by a first physical server and the second virtual machine is virtualized by a second physical server;
obtaining, by the first NVE device, an active-active access configuration information list, wherein the active-active access configuration information list comprises a first entry and a second entry, wherein the first entry comprises an identifier of a first active-active group, a virtual network instance, and an identifier of the first NVE device, and the second entry comprises an identifier of a second active-active group, the virtual network instance, and identifiers of at least two NVE devices that belong to the second active-active group;
obtaining, by the first NVE device, the virtual network instance according to the first entry and the identifier of the first NVE device;
searching, by the first NVE device, for at least one active-active group corresponding to the virtual network instance, wherein the at least one active-active group comprises the second active-active group; and selecting a second NVE device from the at least two NVE devices belonging to the second active-active group; and
encapsulating, by the first NVE device, the first packet by using an identifier of the second NVE device and the virtual network instance, and sending the encapsulated first packet to the second NVE device.

US Pat. No. 10,193,699

PROBABILISTIC CLASSIFIERS FOR CERTIFICATES

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

9. A method comprising:receiving, by a computing device and from a trusted entity, one or more classifiers, the one or more classifiers are previously trained by the trusted entity and used to determine a probability that a received certificate by the computing device is being used improperly;
receiving, by the computing device and from an unverified entity, a request to communicate via a secure channel;
receiving a certificate from the unverified entity;
selecting a classifier of the received one or more classifiers based at least in part on one or more properties of the certificate;
using the classifier to:
determine that the certificate is valid;
determine a probability that the certificate is being used improperly;
stored the certificate based at least in part on a sampling percentage associated with the probability that the valid certificate is being used improperly; and
determining an action based at least in part on the probability that the certificate is being used improperly, the action relating to communication with the unverified entity via the secure channel;
performing the action;
send, to the trusted entity, the stored certificate to update classifier training data; and
receive, from the trusted entity, one or more updated classifiers, the one or more updated classifiers are trained by the trusted entity with the updated classifier training data and used to determine the probability that the received certificate by the computing device is being used improperly.

US Pat. No. 10,193,692

IDENTIFICATION TOKEN

NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY, E...

1. An apparatus comprising at least one processor and at least one memory including computer program code for one or more programs, the at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to perform at least the following:obtain one or more tokens for processing incoming communication items to a first user in a predetermined manner based on information regarding type or origin of the incoming communication items, wherein a token is associated with one or more identifiers characterizing one or more communication items accompanying the token, the one or more identifiers comprising user identifiers of one or more second users that are being assigned the token,
encrypt the one or more tokens to create respective one or more encrypted tokens,
provide the one or more encrypted tokens to the one or more second users for subsequent use in communication to the first user to enable the first user to process the incoming communication items in accordance with the one or more identifiers,
verify an originator of the incoming communication items accompanied by the one or more encrypted tokens is the same as indicated by the one or more identifiers associated with the one or more communication items by comparing the one or more identifiers associated with the one or more encrypted tokens with the one or more identifiers associated with the one or more communication items, and
in response to determining the one or more identifiers of the one or more encrypted tokens do not match the one or more identifiers associated with the one or more communication items that are indicative of the originator of the incoming communication items, verify the originator of the incoming communication items by verifying that the incoming communication items accompanied by the one or more encrypted tokens further include a valid encryption key.

US Pat. No. 10,193,689

STORING ACCESS INFORMATION IN A DISPERSED STORAGE NETWORK

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprises:encoding, in accordance with a share encoding function, an access information packet to produce a first encoded share and a second encoded share;
obtaining a set of personalized authenticating values regarding user access of a user device to the access information packet, wherein each of at least some of the personalized authenticating values of the set of personalized authenticating values is unique;
generating a first hidden password from the set of personalized authenticating values based on a first function;
generating a second hidden password from the set of personalized authenticating values based on a second function;
generating a first encryption key from the first hidden password and a first random number;
generating a second encryption key from the second hidden password and a second random number;
encrypting the first encoded share with the first encryption key to produce a first encrypted encoded share;
encrypting the second encoded share using the second encryption key to produce a second encrypted encoded share;
sending the first encrypted encoded share and the first random number to a first dispersed storage (DS) processing unit, wherein the first DS processing unit generates a first encoded data slice based on the first encrypted encoded share and the first random number; and
sending the second encrypted encoded share and the second random number to a second DS processing unit, wherein the second DS processing unit generates a second encoded data slice based on the second encrypted encoded share and the second random number.

US Pat. No. 10,193,688

FLEXIBLE ETHERNET ENCRYPTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Ciena Corporation, Hanov...

1. A method for Physical Coding Sublayer (PCS) encryption implemented by a first network element communicatively coupled to a second network element, the method comprising:utilizing an encryption messaging channel in Flexible Ethernet (FlexE) overhead of a FlexE signal to establish an authenticated session and to establish one or more encryption keys with a second network element;
encrypting a signal, based on the one or more encryption keys, wherein the encryption is applied to a 64b/66b bit stream associated with the FlexE signal at one or more of a FlexE client layer and a FlexE shim layer; and
transmitting the encrypted signal to the second network element.

US Pat. No. 10,193,687

METHOD FOR ACQUIRING SYNCHRONIZATION, AND PHY TRANSMITTER AND PHY RECEIVER FOR CABLE NETWORK

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A method for acquiring synchronization in a cable network, comprising:receiving, by a physical (PHY) receiver, a signal from a PHY transmitter; and
acquiring, by the PHY receiver, channel synchronization when a symbol in which a channel preamble exists is detected from the received signal and a position of a frequency at which a channel subcarrier exists is detected from the detected symbol by performing a cross correlation operation on the received signal and the channel preamble,
wherein the acquiring of the channel synchronization includes obtaining a position of a symbol having a cross correlation maximum value, and obtaining a subcarrier position on a frequency axis having the cross correlation maximum value.

US Pat. No. 10,193,685

RECEPTION CIRCUIT AND SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

SOCIONEXT INC., Yokohama...

1. A reception circuit comprising:a determination circuit including:
a first number of first comparator circuits configured to perform determination of a level of a first data piece of a received signal based on a first clock signal among a plurality of clock signals having different phases and to output first determination signals, and
the first number of second comparator circuits configured to perform determination of a level of a second data piece of the received signal based on a second clock signal which is different from the first clock signal among the plurality of clock signals and to output second determination signals, the second data piece being subsequent to the first data piece,
the determination circuit being configured to perform determination of the level of the first data piece and the level of the second data piece by using the first number of the first comparator circuits and the first number of the second comparator circuits, respectively, when the received signal is a first signal which is a multi-valued signal and configured to perform determination of the level of the first data piece and the level of the second data piece by using a second number of the first comparator circuits and the second number of the second comparator circuits, respectively, the second number being two or more and smaller than the first number, when the received signal is a second signal, a number of possible values of the second signal being smaller than a number of possible values of the first signal;
a timing aligner circuit configured to align timing of the first determination signals and the second determination signals with one of the plurality of clock signals and to output first timing-aligned determination signals corresponding to the first determination signals and second timing-aligned determination signals corresponding to the second determination signals; and
a logic circuit configured to generate digital signals based on the first and second timing-aligned determination signals, the logic circuit being configured to operate as a decoder which decodes the first and second timing-aligned determination signals and generates the digital signals when the received signal is the first signal, and configured to operate as a selector which selects one of the first timing-aligned determination signals and one of the second timing-aligned determination signals and generates the digital signals when the received signal is the second signal.

US Pat. No. 10,193,684

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SIGNAL PROCESSING

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a bus;
a processor connected to the bus;
a receiver connected to the processor over the bus, wherein the receiver is configured to acquire a digital baseband reference signal, a self-interference reference signal, and a frequency-domain baseband signal; and
a non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing a program for execution by the processor, the program including instructions to:
obtain a basic reference signal and an image reference signal according to the digital baseband reference signal acquired by the receiver, wherein the image reference signal is an image signal of the basic reference signal;
estimate an estimated value of a first comprehensive response and an estimated value of a second comprehensive response according to the basic reference signal obtained by the processor, the image reference signal obtained by the processor, and the self-interference reference signal acquired by the receiver;
calculate a self-interference signal according to the estimated value of the first comprehensive response estimated by the processor, the estimated value of the second comprehensive response estimated by the processor, the basic reference signal obtained by the processor, and the image reference signal obtained by the processor, so that the apparatus is configured to perform self-interference cancellation on the frequency-domain baseband signal acquired by the receiver, wherein the basic reference signal comprises a basic frequency-domain reference signal, the image reference signal comprises an image frequency-domain reference signal, the first comprehensive response comprises a first comprehensive frequency-domain response, the second comprehensive response comprises a second comprehensive frequency-domain response, and the self-interference reference signal comprises a frequency-domain self-interference reference signal; and
estimate an estimated value ?1(f) of H1(f) and an estimated value ?2(f) of H2(f) according to a first formula:
Z(f)=H1(f)S(f)+H2(f)S*(?f)wherein S(f) is the basic frequency-domain reference signal obtained by the processor, S*(?f) is the image frequency-domain reference signal obtained by the processor, Z(f) is the frequency-domain self-interference reference signal acquired by the receiver, H1(f) is a first comprehensive frequency-domain response, ?1(f) is the estimated value of the first comprehensive frequency-domain response, H1(f), H2(f) is the second comprehensive frequency-domain response, and ?2(f) is the estimated value of the second comprehensive frequency-domain response H2(f).

US Pat. No. 10,193,680

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ESTIMATING CHANNEL

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for transmitting a reference signal, comprising:configuring first initialization value generation information associated with a first value of scrambling code identity (SCID) (nSCID) information and second initialization value generation information associated with a second value of the SCID (nSCID) information, wherein the first initialization value generation information and the second initialization value generation information comprise respective cell identity (cell ID) information, wherein the respective cell ID information is selected based on the SCID (nSCID) information;
transmitting, to a user equipment (UE), the first initialization value generation information and the second initialization value generation information through a higher layer signaling;
transmitting, to the UE, the SCID (nSCID) information as selection indication information;
generating a reference signal for the UE based on one of a first initialization value and a second initialization value selected by the SCID (nSCID) information, the first initialization value being determined based on the first initialization value generation information and the second initialization value being determined based on the second initialization value generation information; and
transmitting the generated reference signal to the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,193,678

MUTING SCHEMES FOR CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION REFERENCE SIGNAL AND SIGNALING THEREOF

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:establishing a time-frequency muting pattern including at least one data resource element (RE), wherein the establishing includes grouping a plurality of REs into muting groups such that the time-frequency muting pattern includes the muting groups, and wherein each muting group includes REs that correspond to a reference signal pattern; and
transmitting information indicating the time-frequency muting pattern to a user equipment, wherein the transmitting the information includes transmitting a bitmap that identifies the time-frequency muting pattern, wherein at least one bit in the bitmap corresponds to one of the muting groups.

US Pat. No. 10,193,675

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR NOTIFYING REFERENCE SIGNAL CONFIGURATION INFORMATION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method, comprising:determining, by a base station, channel state information-reference signal (CSI-RS) configuration codes; and
sending, by the base station, the CSI-RS configuration codes to a terminal device; wherein the CSI-RS configuration codes comprise a first code, a second code, and a third code, the first code indicates a quantity of antenna ports of the base station for transmitting a channel state information-reference signal (CSI-RS), and a CSI-RS pattern, the second code indicates a CSI-RS period and a offset corresponding to the CSI-RS period, and the third code indicates a data muting resource.

US Pat. No. 10,193,671

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSMISSION SYMBOL ARRANGEMENT FOR REDUCING MUTUAL INTERFERENCE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for operating a transmitting device, the method comprising:transmitting, by the transmitting device, a pilot signal associated with the transmitting device in a plurality of tones of a first transmission symbol in accordance with a spreading pattern in frequency domain associated with the transmitting device, without transmitting the pilot signal in a remainder of the tones in the first transmission symbol; and
transmitting, by the transmitting device, data to a receiving device in the plurality of tones of a second transmission symbol in accordance with the spreading pattern in the frequency domain, without transmitting the data or the pilot signal in a remainder of the tones in the second transmission symbol.

US Pat. No. 10,193,665

REFERENCE SIGNAL FOR 3D MIMO IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A method for providing channel state information (CSI) feedback between a base station and a user device, comprising:obtaining, at the user device, a first measurement using a first channel state information reference signal (CSI-RS) sub-resource;
obtaining, at the user device, a second measurement using a second CSI-RS sub-resource;
deriving a single CSI-process based on the first and the second measurements;
reporting said CSI-process to the base station; and
receiving a message from the base station configuring the first and second CSI-RS sub-resources corresponding to said single CSI-process to be reported by the user device.

US Pat. No. 10,193,663

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING NUMBER OF HARQ PROCESSES IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...


wherein D denotes a downlink subframe, S denotes a special subframe and U denotes an uplink subframe, and,
wherein a maximum number of HARQ processes of the second serving cell is determined as a maximum number of HARQ processes of the first serving cell regardless of whether the second serving cell uses the TDD frame or the FDD frame.

US Pat. No. 10,193,658

APPARATUS AND A METHOD FOR A REGENERATIVE NETWORK NODE BETWEEN A FIRST AND A SECOND LINK PORTION

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An apparatus for a regenerative network node between a first and a second link portion, comprising:an input configured to receive, from the first link portion, a signal impaired by the first link portion, the signal including a data packet with a Forward Error Correction (FEC) encoded payload portion and a header portion;
a signal regeneration unit configured to mitigate signal impairments of the first link portion to provide a regenerated FEC encoded payload portion;
a processing unit configured to
extract destination information given in the data packet's header,
if the extracted destination information indicates that the data packet's destination is the regenerative network node,
forward the data packet's regenerated FEC encoded payload portion to a decoding unit of the regenerative network node,
else,
forward the data packet's regenerated FEC encoded payload portion to the second link portion; and
a reduction unit configured to reduce a number of bits representing the data packet's regenerated FEC encoded payload portion, if the data packet's regenerated FEC encoded payload portion is forwarded to the second link portion.

US Pat. No. 10,193,652

METHOD AND MASTER DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING ACCESS TO OUT-OF-BAND COMMUNICATION CHANNEL IN OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. A method for controlling access to an out-of-band communication channel in an optical communications network comprising a master device and slave devices connected to the master device via optical fiber, the optical communications network being adapted to enable in-band communications, the out-of-band communication channel being intended to enable transmissions of signalling signals with respect to the in-band communications, collisions occurring in the out-of-band communication channel when plural slave devices access the out-of-band communication channel by using respective carrier wavelengths that match each other, characterized in that the master device performs:processing signalling signals transmitted by said slave devices without access restriction to the out-of-band communication channel;
and upon detecting a collision between signalling signals transmitted by slave devices concurrently accessing the out-of-band communication channel:
initiating a temporary time-slotted access to the out-of-band communication channel, so as to restrict access to the out-of-band communication channel, using a predetermined rule of time slot distribution among slave devices likely to concurrently access the out-of-band communication channel using carrier wavelengths substantially identical as those having involved the detected collision.

US Pat. No. 10,193,648

MITIGATING PACKET INTERFERENCE

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method, comprising;receiving, by a sector, data to be transmitted over a specific wireless link of a wireless network;
configuring a packet for transmission over the specific wireless link, wherein the packet includes a preamble, and the data, comprising:
identifying a reference sequence based on the specific wireless link, comprising:
selecting a subset of codes from available codes;
grouping links of the wireless network into a plurality of groups based on connectivity of the links between sectors of nodes of the wireless network;
assigning at least one code of the subset of codes to the first group and at least one other code of the subset of codes to the second group;
characterizing interference between at least one link of a first group of the plurality of groups and at least one link of a second group of the plurality of groups, wherein at least one of the first group or the second group includes the specific wireless link; and
wherein assigning at least one code of the subset of codes to the first group and at least one other code of the subset of codes to the second group is based on the characterizing of the interference;
configuring the sector with the reference sequence, wherein the reference sequence comprises one of the subset of codes of the first group or one of the subset of codes of the second group based on which of the first group or the second group includes the specific wireless link;
inserting the reference sequence into at least a portion of the preamble;
transmitting, by the sector, the configured packet over the specific wireless link.

US Pat. No. 10,193,643

METHOD FOR REPORTING CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION ON UNLICENSED BAND IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of reporting channel state information on an unlicensed band by a user equipment to an evolved Node B (eNB) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a triggering message of a sounding reference signal from the eNB to report the channel state information on the unlicensed band;
measuring interference on the unlicensed band;
determining a transmit power of the sounding reference signal according to the measured interference; and
if the interference measured on the unlicensed band is less than a threshold value, transmitting the sounding reference signal for reporting the channel state information on the unlicensed band to the eNB according to the determined transmit power,
wherein the channel state information on the unlicensed band is transmitted using a specific symbol of a subframe on which the sounding reference signal is transmitted.

US Pat. No. 10,193,639

OVER THE AIR MEASUREMENT MODULE

1. An over the air measurement module, comprising:an antenna, adapted to receive a first measuring signal from a device under test or adapted to transmit a second measuring signal to the device under test,
a mixer, directly connected to said antenna, adapted to reduce or increase a frequency of the received first measuring signal, resulting in a frequency reduced or increased first measuring signal, or adapted to increase or reduce a frequency of a frequency reduced or increased second measuring signal, resulting in the second measuring signal, and
a first connector, connected to said mixer, adapted to input a local oscillator signal into the mixer for frequency conversion,
wherein at least 50% of the surfaces of the over the air measurement module facing the main radiation direction of the antenna are angled away from a normal of the main radiation direction of the antenna by at least 30°,
wherein the antenna is a planar antenna, and
wherein a main radiation direction of the antenna is in the plane of the planar antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,193,627

DETECTION OF VISIBLE LIGHT COMMUNICATION SOURCES OVER A HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A visible light communication (VLC) method, comprising:capturing frames of a scene with a camera;
assembling an enhanced dynamic range image sequence from the frames;
detecting at least one VLC source in the enhanced sequence occupying a respective subwindow;
optimizing an exposure at the subwindow according to a brightness of the respective VLC source;
capturing a plurality of subwindow images using the optimized exposure; and
decoding VLC data visible in the subwindow images.

US Pat. No. 10,193,626

AUTO-DISCOVERY OF NEIGHBOR RELATIONSHIPS AND LIGHTING INSTALLATION SELF-MAPPING VIA VISUAL LIGHT COMMUNICATION

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

4. A method comprising steps of:triggering a general illumination lighting device to modulate a visual light output from a general illumination source of the lighting device to repeat transmission of a packet of predetermined data a number of times,
the predetermined data of the repeatedly transmitted packet including an identification of the lighting device;
receiving, from another general illumination lighting device, a report of number of visual light receptions of the transmitted packet by the other general illumination lighting device; and
identifying the other general illumination lighting device as a neighbor of the general illumination lighting device based on detection of a predetermined relationship between the number of times of transmission and the number of visual receptions of the packet of predetermined data.

US Pat. No. 10,193,623

WIRELESS TRANSMISSION OF SERVER STATUS INFORMATION

Lenovo Enterprise Solutio...

1. A system, comprising:a wireless communication device operable to establish a direct wireless connection and transmit server status information over the direct wireless connection; and
one or more optical sensors operable to detect optical signals from one or more optical sources of one or more servers,
wherein the wireless communication device and the one or more optical sensors are coupled together by a physical or wireless connection.

US Pat. No. 10,193,622

ARTIFICIAL LIGHT SOURCE BASED MESSAGING PLATFORM

COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPA...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium comprising a plurality of instructions, which, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to perform operations comprising:detecting, using a light sensor coupled to the processor, a modulated light from an artificial light source in an area,
wherein the modulated light is representative of data associated with the artificial light source, and
wherein the artificial light source is associated with a first group of artificial light sources in the area, each artificial light source of the first group of artificial light sources being associated with each other;
decoding the modulated light to retrieve the data associated with the artificial light source; and
visually presenting, via a display coupled to the processor, a first visual identifier overlaid over the first group of artificial light sources in the area and a second visual identifier overlaid over a second group of artificial light sources in the area to visually distinguish the first group of artificial light sources from the second group of artificial light sources in the area.

US Pat. No. 10,193,621

LOCATION MEASUREMENT APPARATUS, LIGHT MODULATION CONVERTER, AND LIGHT VARIATION LOCATION MEASUREMENT METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A location-measurement apparatus that is disposed on one terminal of an optical transmission line, the location-measurement apparatus comprising:a light source that causes continuous oscillation light to enter one terminal of the optical transmission line, the continuous oscillation light being to propagate a light variation of a first physical amount generated on the optical transmission line to another terminal of the optical transmission line;
a photodetector that detects, on the one terminal of the optical transmission line, light turned back from a light modulation converter provided on the another terminal of the optical transmission line, wherein the light modulation converter obtains the turned-back light by converting the light variation of the first physical amount into a light variation of a second physical amount; and
a processor that calculates a light-variation location generated on the optical transmission line by comparing time variations in the light variation of the first physical amount and the light variation of the second physical amount in the light detected by the photodetector.

US Pat. No. 10,193,609

METHOD FOR FEEDING BACK CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION, BASE STATION AND USER EQUIPMENT

China Academy of Telecomm...

1. A method for feeding back Channel State Information (CSI), comprising steps of:dividing a plurality of antenna ports into a plurality of groups of antenna ports;
configuring for each group of antenna ports a same intra-group codebook set consisting of a plurality of intra-group precoding matrices, allocating for each group of antenna ports a plurality of different reference signals corresponding to a same reference resource, and configuring for each antenna port in each group of antenna ports a precoded reference signal acquired after a precoding operation using the intra-group precoding matrices, a number of the reference resources corresponding to a number of the intra-group precoding matrices in the intra-group codebook set, and a number of the reference signals corresponding to each reference resource corresponding to a number of groups of inter-group antenna ports;
transmitting the precoded reference signal to a User Equipment (UE) via each antenna port; and
receiving the CSI fed back by the UE based on measurement on the reference signal.

US Pat. No. 10,193,607

DETERMINING A SOUNDING INTERVAL BASED ON THROUGHPUT

ARRIS Enterprises LLC, S...

15. A method for determining a sounding interval, wherein the method comprises:by an electronic device:
initializing a set of potential sounding intervals, wherein a given potential sounding interval specifies how often transmission beamforming is updated using sounding packets;
communicating, for at least another electronic device, first packets with and second packets without transmission beamforming for the set of potential sounding intervals, wherein, during the communication, an antenna pattern of the electronic device for use when communicating the first packets is updated;
receiving transmission statistics for the communication with at least the other electronic device;
calculating rank positions for the set of potential sounding intervals based at least in part on a performance metric associated with the transmission statistics and numbers of packets transmitted with transmission beamforming for the set of potential sounding intervals out of a total number of packets transmitted;
determining an output sounding interval based at least in part on the calculated rank positions;
repeating the communicating, receiving, calculating, and determining until a convergence criterion is achieved, wherein the convergence criterion corresponds to a difference in the output sounding interval determined in two or more instances of the repeating;
calculating frequencies, over multiple iterations, based at least in part on the rank positions for the set of potential sounding intervals;
determining, when the convergence criterion is achieved, a moment based at least in part on the calculated frequencies;
revising the set of potential sounding intervals; and
repeating, one or more times, the communicating, receiving, calculating, determining the output sounding interval, calculating the frequencies, and determining the moment based at least in part on the revised set of potential sounding intervals.

US Pat. No. 10,193,596

MAGNETIC COUPLING DEVICE WITH REFLECTIVE PLATE AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH

1. A coupling device comprising:a receiving portion, that receives, from a transmitting device, a radio frequency signal conveying data;
an electromagnetic coupler, that electromagnetically couples the radio frequency signal to a transmission medium as a guided electromagnetic wave that is guided by a surface of the transmission medium; and
a dielectric portion that secures the transmission medium adjacent to the electromagnetic coupler and provides a spacing between the electromagnetic coupler and a reflective plate that reduces electromagnetic emissions from the electromagnetic coupler, wherein the spacing corresponds to substantially one-half of a wavelength of the radio frequency signal.

US Pat. No. 10,193,593

SIGNAL PROCESSING DEVICE, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A signal processing device comprising:an electrical signal generation unit generating an electrical signal on the basis of an optical signal which is polarization-multiplexed and multi-value-modulated and which is transmitted through an optical transmission path; and
a compensation unit performing a compensation process on the electrical signal,
wherein the compensation unit includes:
a Fourier transform unit performing Fourier transform on the electrical signal;
an equalization processing unit performing an equalization process on the electrical signal having undergone the Fourier transform in a frequency domain;
an inverse Fourier transform unit performing inverse Fourier transform on the electrical signal having undergone the equalization process; and
an equalization coefficient setting unit setting an equalization coefficient matrix W(f) used for the equalization process, and
wherein the equalization coefficient setting unit sets the equalization coefficient matrix W(f) on the basis of the following equation:
W(f)=H(f)H(f)(H(f)HH(f)+(1/Es)×???1
such that H(f)=G(f)×C(f), HH is a Hermitian transposed matrix of a matrix H, Es is power of the optical signal, and ? is a diagonal matrix with N rows and N columns defined on the basis of colored noise, and
G(f) is a diagonal matrix set on the basis of a band limit condition during generation of the optical signal, and C(f) is a diagonal matrix set on the basis of wavelength dispersion incurred in the optical transmission path.

US Pat. No. 10,193,592

TECHNIQUES FOR DETECTING AND CANCELLING INTERFERENCE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for cancelling interference in wireless communications, comprising:performing an energy level detection of a received signal to determine an allocation size and position corresponding to an interfering device in the received signal;
determining an interference demodulation reference signal (DM-RS) and cyclic shift of the interfering device in the received signal;
determining, based at least in part on the allocation size and position and the interference DM-RS and cyclic shift, whether to apply successive interference cancellation on the received signal to cancel interference from the interfering device; and
applying the successive interference cancellation on the received signal based on determining to apply the successive interference cancellation.

US Pat. No. 10,193,591

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR CONTROLLING RECEIVE CONFIGURATIONS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

Intel Deutschland GmbH, ...

1. A circuit, comprising:a first receiver configured to demodulate a first down-converted signal, which is generated by a first radio frequency (RF) stage;
a second receiver configured to demodulate a second down-converted signal, which is generated by a second radio frequency (RF) stage; and
a controller configured to control the first RF stage and the second RF stage and the first receiver and the second receiver to alternate between a first receive configuration, in which the first down-converted signal and the second down-converted signal are both received from a first radio network, and a second receive configuration, in which the first down-converted signal is received from the first radio network and the second down-converted signal is received from a second radio network.

US Pat. No. 10,193,588

HEAD PROTECTION DEVICE, COMMUNICATION UNIT, CONNECTION UNIT AND SYSTEM COMPRISING HEAD PROTECTION DEVICE, COMMUNICATION UNIT AND CONNECTION UNIT

1. A head protection device comprising a communication unit, wherein the communication unit comprises:a communication interface configured to transmit a first communication signal and to receive a second communication signal, the communication signals being digital electrical signals; and
a signal processor with an interface configured to send the first communication signal, an interface configured to detect a microphone signal, an interface configured to detect a second communication signal and an interface configured to send an ear speaker signal and the signal processor is configured such that the first communication signal is sent as a function of the microphone signal, and that the ear speaker signal is sent as a function of the second communication signal, wherein:
the signal processor further comprises a data interface incorporated into the communication interface;
the signal processor is configured to receive parameter data via the data interface;
the signal processor is configured to adapt a digital signal processing of the microphone signal for sending the first communication signal as a function of the parameter data, the signal processor adapts the digital signal processing of the microphone signal to the sending of the first communication signal such that an adaptation of the frequency response of the first communication signal is made;
the communication interface is located in an external area of the communication unit; and
the communication interface is an electrical contact unit configured to mechanically and electrically connect to a connection unit.

US Pat. No. 10,193,587

MOBILE PHONE AND COMMUNICATION METHOD THEREOF

ZTE CORPORATION, Shenzhe...

1. A mobile phone, comprising a mobile phone body and a mobile phone accessory, wherein the mobile phone accessory comprises a mobile phone card configured to communicate with an external communication device, a storage module configured to store user data and a second communication module configured to establish wireless communication with the mobile phone body; and the mobile phone body comprises:a first communication module configured to perform data interaction with the second communication module and establish wireless communication between the mobile phone body and the mobile phone accessory;
a mobile phone card information reading module configured to read information of the mobile phone card in the mobile phone accessory;
a basic communication module configured to communicate with an external communication device according to the information of the mobile phone card; and
a data transmission control module configured to send an operation instruction to the storage module, to store the user data stored in the storage module to a local memory or update user data in the local memory to the storage module.

US Pat. No. 10,193,586

DIRECT CONVERSION RECEIVER WITH CORRECTION FOR SECOND ORDER DISTORTION IN RF MIXER

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A receiver comprising:a clock generator to provide a first clock signal and a second clock signal;
a first node;
a second node;
a zero-intermediate frequency (zero-IF) mixer coupled to the first and second nodes, clocked by the first and second clock signals, and comprising a first transimpedance amplifier and a second transimpedance amplifier to provide a direct-conversion voltage;
a current injector, coupled to the first and second nodes, configurable to inject into the first and second nodes a common mode current or a differential mode current; and
a controller, coupled to the zero-IF mixer and the current injector, to adjust at least one of the first and second transimpedance amplifiers based on the direct-conversion voltage when the current injector is to inject the common mode current.

US Pat. No. 10,193,582

INTERFERENCE CANCELLATION METHOD AND BASE STATION APPARATUS THEREFOR

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of operating a base station for interference cancellation in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a target terminal, an uplink signal comprising at least one interference signal generated by at least one interference terminal;
identifying at least one dominant terminal from the at least one interference terminal based on a reception power of each of the at least one interference terminal;
performing primary decoding for the uplink signal;
generating a cancelling signal corresponding to an interference signal of the at least one dominant terminal if the primary decoding fails;
performing a cancellation by applying the cancelling signal to the uplink signal; and
performing secondary decoding for the uplink signal to which the cancelling signal has been applied.

US Pat. No. 10,193,579

STORAGE CONTROL DEVICE, STORAGE SYSTEM, AND STORAGE CONTROL METHOD

Toshiba Memory Corporatio...

1. A storage control device comprising:a controller that receives a request to write a data item and determines whether or not a wear degree of a target region in a storage device is less than a threshold value, the target region being a region to which the data item is written;
a compression condition determiner that determines, based on the wear degree, a compression condition out of a plurality of compression conditions including lossy compression, the compression conditions indicating how to compress the data item;
a first error correction encoder that adds an error correction code to the data item when the wear degree is less than the threshold value to generate a first encoded data item; and
a compressor that generates a compressed data item of the first encoded data item based on the compression condition,
wherein the compression condition determiner determines the compression condition that performs lossy compression capable of correcting the error and has a shortest code length of the compressed data item.

US Pat. No. 10,193,576

MEMORY SYSTEM AND MEMORY DEVICE

TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATIO...

1. A memory system comprising:a memory cell array configured to store data, a first parity generated in association with the data based on a first error correction code (ECC) scheme, and a second parity generated in association with the data and the first parity based on a second error correction code (ECC) scheme;
a first ECC control circuit configured to execute a first error correction using the first ECC scheme and the first parity during a read operation on the memory cell array;
a second ECC control circuit configured to execute a second error correction using the second ECC scheme and the second parity during a scrub operation on the memory cell array; and
a register in which a range of addresses is registered within which an error uncorrectable by the first error correction with the first ECC control circuit has occurred,
wherein the first ECC scheme and the second ECC scheme have error correction capabilities of different levels, and
wherein the second ECC control circuit executes the second error correction so as to give priority to the range indicated by the registered addresses.

US Pat. No. 10,193,570

METHOD OF AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING SPATIALLY-COUPLED LOW-DENSITY PARITY-CHECK CODE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

29. A mobile system that supports hybrid automatic repeat request (HARD) transmission configured to generate an algebraic, Spatially-Coupled Low-Density Parity Check (SC LDPC) code and transmitting a signal generated therefrom, comprising:an LDPC block code selector;
a parity-check matrix generator connected to an output of the LDPC block code selector and configured to generate a non-diagonal parity-check matrix;
an array generator connected to an output of the parity check matrix generator;
a mask matrix generator connected to an output of the array generator configured to select a step size c of a matrix of L matrices to be spatially coupled and one or more of a length a and a width b of the matrix of the L matrices, wherein a masking matrix W has a different rate than an LDPC block code, and wherein a, b, c, and L are integers;
a masker and SC LDPC code generator connected to an output of the mask matrix generator; and
a signal generator/transmitter connected to the masker and SC LDPC code generator and configured to generate a signal based on an SC LDPC code generated by the SC LDCP code generator and transmit the signal.

US Pat. No. 10,193,568

OPTICAL COHERENT RECEIVER WITH FORWARD ERROR CORRECTION

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An optical coherent receiver comprising a number of decoding blocks, each decoding block being configured to implement an iteration of a forward error correction iterative message-passing decoding algorithm, said number of decoding blocks being distributed into at least two parallel chains of cascaded decoding blocks, wherein said optical coherent receiver also comprises at least one intermediate circuit interposed between said two parallel chains, wherein said optical coherent receiver is switchable between:a first operating mode, in which said intermediate circuit is inactive and each one of said two parallel chains separately implements said forward error correction message-passing decoding algorithm on a respective client channel; and
a second operating mode, in which said intermediate circuit is active and said two parallel chains jointly implement said forward error correction message-passing decoding algorithm on a same client channel by cooperating through said intermediate circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,193,566

ENCODING/DECODING SYSTEM FOR PARALLEL DATA

NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELE...

1. A parallel data encoding/decoding system which performs parallel data transmission from an encoder to a decoder using a plurality of lanes, the number of the plurality of lanes being R, R being an integer that is larger than or equal to 2,wherein the encoder generates a code vector M having R elements, each element of the code vector M is a symbol to be transmitted in parallel using the plurality of lanes, the code vector M being denoted M={m0, m1, m2, . . . mR?1|mi?GF(2n)}, m0, m1, m2, . . . mR?1 being the elements of the code vector M, GF(2n) being an n-order extension field of a Galois field, the number of the elements being equal to the number of the plurality of lanes, and the state vector U having R elements, each element in the state vector U is a code indicating to the decoder whether each of the corresponding elements of the code vector M is valid or invalid, the state vector U being denoted as U=(u0, u1, u2, . . . uR?1|ui?{0, 1}), u0, u1, u2, . . . uR?1 being the elements of the state vector U,
calculates products {m0u0, m1u1, m2u2, . . . , mR?1uR?1|mi?M, ui?U} of the elements of the code vector M and the elements of the state vector U,
generates a transmission vector Y by encoding the calculated products using a maximum distance separable (2R, R) block code with which erasure of R symbols is capable of being corrected,
transmits the transmission vector Y through the plurality of lanes, and
transmits the state vector U through the plurality of lanes or a path separate from the plurality of lanes,
the encoder comprises an MDS encoding computer that performs the encoding of the calculated products using the maximum distance separable (MDS) block code, and
the decoder decodes a subset Msub of the code vector M, the subset Msub being constituted of a valid element of the code vector M, using a received reception vector Y?, the received state vector U, and an erasure vector E indicating whether each element of the transmission vector Y has been erased in a transmission/reception section.

US Pat. No. 10,193,564

ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A system, comprising:a multiplex circuit having: a plurality of inputs to receive a respective plurality of analog signals, including a first input to receive a first analog signal; and an output to provide an output signal, multiplexed from among the received analog signals; and
an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) to convert the output signal, relative to a reference voltage, into a corresponding digital value, wherein: if the output signal is the first analog signal, then the reference voltage is a fixed voltage; and if the output signal is other than the first analog signal, then the reference voltage is a variable voltage of the first analog signal.

US Pat. No. 10,193,563

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, WIRELESS SENSOR, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a sample-and-hold circuit including a transistor including an oxide semiconductor containing indium and oxide in a channel formation region and a capacitor;
a comparator electrically connected to one of a source and a drain of the transistor and the capacitor;
a successive approximation register electrically connected to the comparator;
a digital-analog converter circuit electrically connected to the successive approximation register and the comparator; and
a timing controller electrically connected to a gate of the transistor, the successive approximation register, and the digital-analog converter circuit,
wherein the other of the source and the drain of the transistor is electrically connected to an input terminal of the sample-and-hold circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,193,559

CIRCUIT DEVICE, PHYSICAL QUANTITY MEASUREMENT DEVICE, ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, AND VEHICLE

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A circuit device comprising:a delay locked loop (DLL) circuit, which has a plurality of delay elements, and to which a first clock signal generated using a first resonator and having a first clock frequency is input; and
an adjustment circuit, to which delayed clock signals from the delay elements of the DLL circuit, and a second clock signal generated using a second resonator and having a second clock frequency lower than the first clock frequency are input, and which adjusts delay amounts of the delay elements of the DLL circuit using a frequency difference between the first clock frequency and the second clock frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,193,558

CLOCK SIGNAL AND SUPPLY VOLTAGE VARIATION TRACKING

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first tracking enablement circuit configured to enable a delay-locked loop tracking circuit based on a variation in a voltage output of a voltage source, a variation in a frequency of an input clock signal, or combinations thereof; and
a second tracking enablement circuit configured to enable a duty cycle correction circuit based on a variation in a duty cycle of the input clock signal.

US Pat. No. 10,193,556

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURABLE CONTROL OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A configurable controller for establishing operational states of a device having a plurality of functional operating units, the configurable controller comprising:an input configured to receive an identifier of a desired operational state of the device;
a plurality of control outputs, each of the control outputs configured to couple to one or more of the plurality of functional operating units each having two or more operational states; and
a plurality of reference inputs each configured to receive a reference signal, at least one reference signal being mapped, based on the identifier, to at least one control output to provide a control signal that places each functional operating unit in a selected state of its two or more operational states to achieve the desired operational state of the device.

US Pat. No. 10,193,555

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR A MEMORY INTERFACE RECEIVER

Cadence Design Systems, I...

1. A receiver apparatus for receiving data from a memory device, the apparatus comprising:a first resistor wherein a first terminal of the first resistor is connected to a first receiver input of the memory receiver apparatus;
a first N-type metal oxide semiconductor (NMOS) field effect transistor (FET) wherein a drain terminal of the first NMOS FET is connected to a second terminal of the first resistor and a gate terminal of the first NMOS FET is connected to the drain terminal of the first NMOS FET;
a second NMOS FET wherein a gate terminal of the second NMOS FET is connected to the gate terminal of the first NMOS FET;
a trans-impedance amplifier wherein an input terminal of the trans-impedance amplifier is connected to a drain terminal of the second NMOS FET; and
a complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) inverter wherein an input terminal of the CMOS inverter is connected to an output terminal of the trans-impedance amplifier;
wherein the first NMOS FET and the second NMOS FET are low voltage devices; and
wherein the first resistor is configured to shield the first NMOS FET and the second NMOS FET from input/output (I/O) voltage levels.

US Pat. No. 10,193,544

MINIMIZING RINGING IN WIDE BAND GAP SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A power conversion circuit, comprising:first and second semiconductor switches; and
a drive circuit configured to create a period of operational overlap for the first and second switches by setting a gate voltage of the first switch to an intermediate value above a threshold voltage of the first switch, during turn-on and turn-off operations of the second switch, wherein, during the period, a gate voltage of the second switch is steady or substantially steady.

US Pat. No. 10,193,543

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING SWITCHING ELEMENTS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a first switching element connected between a power source and one end of a power inductor;
a second switching element connected between the one end of the power inductor and ground;
a detection unit that detects a current flowing to the second switching element and generates a current detection signal from the detected current; and
a control unit that gradually decreases an on-resistance of the first switching element when the first switching element is changed from an off-state to an on-state,
wherein the control unit controls a fall time of a gate voltage of the first switching element when the control unit gradually decreases the on-resistance of the first switching element,
wherein the control unit determines a driving mode corresponding to the fall time of the gate voltage of the first switching element, based on the current detection signal generated by the detection unit,
wherein the control unit causes a selector to select a resistor corresponding to the driving mode from among resistors,
wherein the control unit supplies a driving signal to a gate of the first switching element via the resistor selected by the selector, and
wherein the control unit includes the selector and the resistors.

US Pat. No. 10,193,542

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A semiconductor device for driving a high-side switching device and a low-side switching device ON and OFF in a complementary manner, the high-side switching device and the low-side switching device being totem pole-connected with a node therebetween to be connected to a load to drive the load, the semiconductor device comprising:a high-side driver circuit and a low-side driver circuit which respectively switch the high-side switching device and the low-side switching device ON and OFF in a complementary manner;
a bootstrap capacitor connected to a power supply that supplies driving power to the low-side driver circuit via a diode such that the bootstrap capacitor is charged when the low-side switching device is ON, and a resulting charge voltage is boosted and applied to the high-side driver circuit when the low-side switching device is OFF;
a supplementary bootstrap capacitor connected in parallel to the bootstrap capacitor via a switch circuit such that the supplementary bootstrap capacitor is charged by an intermediate voltage at an intermediate node between the high-side and low-side driver circuits that is to be connected to said node between the high-side switching device and the low-side switching device when the high-side switching device is ON;
a Zener diode that is connected to said intermediate node and that regulates a charging voltage of the supplementary bootstrap capacitor; and
a control circuit that controls the switch circuit so as to apply a charge voltage of the supplementary bootstrap capacitor to the high-side driver circuit when the charge voltage of the bootstrap capacitor decreases to less than a prescribed voltage while the high-side switching device is ON.

US Pat. No. 10,193,541

TRANSFORMERLESS SWITCHING REGULATOR WITH CONTROLLABLE BOOST FACTOR

Siemens Medical Solutions...

1. A switching regulator system comprising:a controller;
a boost converter comprising an inductor and a first transistor responsive to a control signal from the controller, the first transistor connected with the inductor such that the inductor connects to ground through the first transistor;
a charge pump having an input connected with an output of the boost converter;
a diode connected between the inductor and the input of the charge pump, the diode connected to prevent current from the charge pump entering the first transistor; and
a second transistor responsive to the control signal, the second transistor connected to the input of the charge pump.

US Pat. No. 10,193,539

HIGH SPEED DATA SYNCHRONIZATION

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:an internal clock generation circuit configured to generate first to fourth internal clock signals from first to fourth division clock signals; and
a data input and output (I/O) circuit configured to output input data as output data in synchronization with the first to fourth internal clock signals,
wherein the first internal clock signal is generated after the fourth internal clock signal is generated, the second internal clock signal is generated after the first internal clock signal is generated, the third internal clock signal is generated after the second internal clock signal is generated, and the fourth internal clock signal is generated after the third internal clock signal is generated.

US Pat. No. 10,193,530

MULTIPLEXER, TRANSMISSION DEVICE, RECEPTION DEVICE, HIGH-FREQUENCY FRONT END CIRCUIT, COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND IMPEDANCE MATCHING METHOD FOR MULTIPLEXER

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A multiplexer that transmits and receives a plurality of high-frequency signals via an antenna element, the multiplexer comprising:a plurality of elastic wave filters that have different pass bands from each other;
a common terminal connected to the antenna element; and
an inductance element; wherein
each of the plurality of elastic wave filters includes at least one of a series resonator that is connected between an input terminal and an output terminal of the respective elastic wave filter and a parallel resonator that is connected between a connection path, which connects the input terminal and the output terminal, and a reference terminal;
an antenna-element-side terminal among the input terminal and the output terminal of one elastic wave filter among the plurality of elastic wave filters is connected to the common terminal via the inductance element, which is connected to the antenna-element-side terminal and the common terminal, and is connected to the parallel resonator;
antenna-element-side terminals among the input terminals and the output terminals of the plurality of elastic wave filters other than the one elastic wave filter are connected to the common terminal, and are each connected to the series resonator; and
a complex impedance in a prescribed pass band when the one elastic wave filter is viewed in a standalone state via the inductance element in a state in which the inductance element and a terminal among the input terminal and the output terminal of the one elastic wave filter that is closer to the antenna element are connected in series with each other, and a complex impedance in the prescribed pass band when the plurality of elastic wave filters other than the one elastic wave filter are viewed from terminals thereof that are connected to the common terminal in a state in which terminals among the input terminals and the output terminals of the elastic wave filters other than the one elastic wave filter that are closer to the antenna element are connected to the common terminal are in a complex conjugate relationship with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,193,529

ELASTIC WAVE DEVICE

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. An elastic wave device comprising:a first signal terminal;
a second signal terminal;
a first interdigital transducer (IDT) electrode and a second IDT electrode that are adjacent to or in a vicinity of each other in or substantially in a direction of propagation of elastic waves; and
at least one bridging capacitance; wherein
each of the first IDT electrode and the second IDT electrode includes a pair of comb-shaped electrodes, each of the comb-shaped electrodes including a busbar electrode extending in or substantially in the direction of propagation of elastic waves and a plurality of electrode fingers connected to the busbar electrode and extending in or substantially in a direction that crosses the direction of propagation of elastic waves;
one of the pair of comb-shaped electrodes in the first IDT electrode is a first comb-shaped electrode directly electrically connected to the first signal terminal, and one of the pair of comb-shaped electrodes in the second IDT electrode is a second comb-shaped electrode electrically connected to the second signal terminal;
the bridging capacitance is arranged in a region outside a region sandwiched between the electrode fingers that are adjacent to or in a vicinity of each other in or substantially in the direction of propagation of elastic waves and includes a pair of comb-shaped electrodes opposed to each other at a predetermined interval; and
a first one of the pair of comb-shaped electrodes in the bridging capacitance is a first comb-shaped electrode directly electrically connected to the first comb-shaped electrode of the first IDT electrode, and a second one of the pair of comb-shaped electrodes is a second comb-shaped electrode electrically connected to either one of the pair of comb-shaped electrodes in the second IDT electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,193,527

BRANCHING FILTER

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

9. A branching filter comprising:a common port;
a first signal port;
a second signal port;
a low-pass filter provided between the common port and the first signal port, and configured to selectively pass a signal of a frequency within a first passband not higher than a first cut-off frequency, the low-pass filter including:
a first LC resonant circuit; and
a first acoustic wave resonator provided in a shunt circuit connecting a path leading from the first LC resonant circuit to the first signal port to a ground, the first acoustic wave resonator having a resonant frequency higher than the first cut-off frequency; and
a high-pass filter provided between the common port and the second signal port, and configured to selectively pass a signal of a frequency within a second passband not lower than a second cut-off frequency higher than the first cut-off frequency, the high-pass filter including:
a second LC resonant circuit; and
a second acoustic wave resonator provided in a path leading from the second LC resonant circuit to the second signal port, the second acoustic wave resonator having an anti-resonant frequency lower than the second cut-off frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,193,524

RESONATOR STRUCTURE WITH ENHANCED REFLECTION OF SHEAR AND LONGITUDINAL MODES OF ACOUSTIC VIBRATIONS

QORVO US, INC., Greensbo...

1. A solidly mounted resonator structure comprising:a substrate;
an acoustic reflector structure arranged over the substrate and comprising a plurality of sequentially arranged differential acoustic impedance layer units, wherein each differential acoustic impedance layer unit of the plurality of sequentially arranged differential acoustic impedance layer units comprises a low acoustic impedance material layer in contact with a high acoustic impedance material layer;
at least one first electrode structure arranged over at least a portion of the acoustic reflector structure;
a piezoelectric material layer arranged over the at least one first electrode structure; and
at least one second electrode structure arranged over at least a portion of the piezoelectric material layer;
wherein:
at least one portion of the piezoelectric material layer is arranged between the at least one first electrode structure and the at least one second electrode structure to form at least one active region;
the solidly mounted resonator structure is configured for transduction of an acoustic wave having a longitudinal wavelength ?L in the at least one active region;
the low acoustic impedance material layer of each differential acoustic impedance layer unit comprises a thickness in a range of from 0.73?L to 0.82?L, and
the high acoustic impedance material layer of each differential acoustic impedance layer unit comprises a thickness in a range of from 0.13?L to 0.19?L.

US Pat. No. 10,193,517

VARIABLE FILTER CIRCUIT AND RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A variable filter circuit comprising:a first series arm including a first resonator connected in series between a first input/output terminal and a node;
a second series arm including a second resonator connected in series between a second input/output terminal and the node; and
a parallel arm connected between the node and a ground connection terminal,
wherein the parallel arm includes a first inductor connected in series between the node and the ground connection terminal, and
at least one of the first and second series arms includes a variable capacitor connected in parallel to the first or second resonator,
wherein each of the first and second series arms includes first and second parallel inductors respectively connected in parallel to the first and second resonators and first and second series inductors respectively connected in series to circuits in which the first and second resonators and the first and second parallel inductors are respectively connected in parallel.

US Pat. No. 10,193,515

CONTINUOUS TIME LINEAR EQUALIZER WITH TWO ADAPTIVE ZERO FREQUENCY LOCATIONS

INPHI CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A linear equalizer device comprising:a first input transistor comprising a first gate terminal a first drain terminal and a first source terminal, the first gate terminal being configured to receive a first input signal;
a second input transistor comprising a second gate terminal a second drain terminal and a second source terminal, the second gate terminal being configured to receive a second input signal;
a first compensation circuit coupled to the first drain terminal; and
a high-frequency zero circuit comprising at least a pair of source resistors and a pair of source capacitors;
wherein:
the pair of source resistors comprises a first source resistor coupled to the first source terminal and a second source resistor coupled to the first source resistor and the second source terminal, a first terminal being positioned between the first source resistor and the second source resistor;
the pair of source capacitors comprises a first source capacitor coupled to the first source terminal and a second source capacitor coupled to the second source terminal, a second terminal being positioned between the first source capacitor and the second source capacitor and coupled to the first terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,193,513

OPTICAL AMPLIFIER BASED ON ELECTRO-OPTIC EFFECT FOR ELECTRICAL SIGNALS AND ITS APPLICATION AS SEMICONDUCTOR RADIATION DETECTOR PREAMPLIFIER

1. An electrical signal amplification system comprising:an electrical signal amplifier for amplifying an electrical signal, the electrical signal amplifier having
an electro-optic (EO) medium for receiving the electrical signal, wherein applying the electrical signal to the EO medium causes a change to an effective index of refraction;
a device for measuring a light phase change for measuring the change to the effective index of refraction; and
a photodetector;
wherein the photodetector converts the change to the effective index of refraction into an amplified electrical current output signal.

US Pat. No. 10,193,511

MONOLITHIC MICROWAVE INTEGRATED CIRCUIT HAVING AN OVERLAY TRANSFORMER AND LOW IMPEDANCE TRANSMISSION LINES

BAE Systems Information a...

1. A monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) power amplifier comprising:a substrate;
an input port supported by the substrate and an output port supported by the substrate, wherein the input port is indirectly electrically coupled to the output port; a first overlay transformer supported by the substrate and electrically intermediate the input port and the output port for transforming impedance from a higher input impedance to a lower output impedance; and
a first artificial low impedance transmission line supported by the substrate that is electrically intermediate the input port and the output port, and in electrical communication with the first overlay transformer, wherein the first artificial low impedance transmission line is coupled with at least one shunt capacitor and at least one high impedance transmission line configured as an inductor to provide artificial low impedance to electrical signals flowing through the first low impedance transmission line from the input port to the output port.

US Pat. No. 10,193,508

MULTI-BRANCH OUTPHASING SYSTEM AND METHOD

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A multi-level, multi-branch outphasing amplifier comprising:a first branch group circuit including:
a first branch circuit including a first activation circuit and a first power amplifier, the first activation circuit coupled to receive an RF first input signal and a first control signal, the first activation circuit configured to selectively enable and disable the RF first input signal from being transmitted to the first power amplifier responsive to the first control signal; and
a second branch circuit including a second activation circuit an a second power amplifier, the second activation circuit coupled to receive the RF first input signal and a second control signal, the second activation circuit configured to selectively enable and disable the RF first input signal from being transmitted to the second power amplifier responsive to the second control signal;
a second branch group circuit including:
a third branch circuit including a third activation circuit and a third power amplifier, the third activation circuit coupled to receive an RF second input signal and a third control signal, the third activation circuit configured to selectively enable and disable the RF second input signal from being transmitted to the third power amplifier responsive to the third control signal;
a fourth branch circuit including a fourth activation circuit and a fourth power amplifier, the fourth activation circuit coupled to receive the RF second input signal and a fourth control signal, the fourth activation circuit configured to selectively enable and disable the RF second input signal from being transmitted to the fourth power amplifier responsive to the fourth control signal; and
combiner circuitry for combining output signals of the first, second, third and fourth power amplifiers and producing an output signal across a load;
wherein a single constant-value voltage supply supplies power to the first branch group circuit and to the second branch group circuit, and
wherein a number of enabled RF input signals in the first branch group circuit and a number of enabled RF input signals in the second branch group circuit is selected to be the same or different depending on a power demand of the load or on a backoff load current.

US Pat. No. 10,193,502

DUAL-MODE ENVELOPE TRACKING POWER MANAGEMENT CIRCUIT

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. A dual-mode envelope tracking (ET) power management circuit comprising:at least one ET amplifier coupled to the RF transmission circuit and having a preconfigured load line and configured to support a normal-power user equipment (NPUE) mode and a high-power user equipment (HPUE) mode, wherein:
in the NPUE mode, the at least one ET amplifier is further configured to amplify at least one radio frequency (RF) signal to an NPUE voltage based on a supply voltage to cause the at least one RF signal being transmitted from an RF transmission circuit at an NPUE output power in an NPUE RF spectrum; and
in the HPUE mode, the at least one ET amplifier is further configured to amplify the at least one RF signal to an HPUE voltage higher than the NPUE voltage based on a boosted supply voltage higher than the supply voltage to cause the at least one RF signal being transmitted from the RF transmission circuit at an HPUE output power higher than the NPUE output power in an HPUE RF spectrum; and
a power management circuit configured to:
provide the supply voltage to the at least one ET amplifier when the at least one ET amplifier operates in the NPUE mode; and
provide the boosted supply voltage to the at least one ET amplifier when the at least one ET amplifier operates in the HPUE mode;
wherein the preconfigured load line of the at least one ET amplifier is maintained constant to match an impedance of the RF transmission circuit between the NPUE mode and the HPUE mode.

US Pat. No. 10,193,501

DISTRIBUTED POLE-ZERO COMPENSATION FOR AN AMPLIFIER

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. An amplifier comprising:an amplifier input and an amplifier output;
a first amplification stage having an input and an output, the input of the first amplification stage being coupled to the amplifier input;
a second amplification stage having an input and an output, the input of the second amplification stage being coupled to the output of the first amplification stage;
a third amplification stage having an input and an output, the input of the third amplification stage being coupled to the output of the second amplification stage and the output of the third amplification stage being coupled to the amplifier output;
a first feedback capacitor coupled between the amplifier output and at least one of: the input of the second amplification stage and the input of the third amplification stage; and
a compensation network coupled to the amplifier output, the compensation network comprising at least one RC network, wherein the at least one RC network is a plurality of RC networks providing staggered at least one half pole roll off with approximately a forty five degree phase margin per RC network.

US Pat. No. 10,193,498

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BOOSTING THE SUPPLY OF POWER AMPLIFIER

1. A system for boosting the power supply of a RF power amplifier in high peak to average power ratio applications, wherein the power amplifier is coupled to receive and amplify a digital data stream of a baseband signal, which is supplied as an RF input signal to the power amplifier to generate an RF output signal, the system comprising:a. a first circuit for controlling a boost event in open-loop with the digital data stream, wherein a timing of the boost event can be adjusted according to delays in the digital data stream; and
b. a second circuit for adjusting the timing of the boost event in such a way that the signal which controls the second circuit is a result of a comparison between a digital representation of the RF input signal and/or a digital representation of the power supply, and the digital baseband signal, wherein the comparison represents a substantial matching of the delays in the paths of the RF input signal and the power supply; and
wherein the boost event is delivered through a plurality of capacitors configured as a charge-pump, and a shape of the boost is generated by capacitive coupling from a single DC voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,193,497

ENHANCED BROADBAND OPERATION OF AN ACTIVE MIXER

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for wireless communication, comprising:an active mixer configured to convert between radio frequency signals and intermediate frequency signals based at least in part on an alternating current local oscillator signal, wherein a direct current generated within the active mixer is dependent in part on a bias voltage and the alternating current local oscillator signal; and
a mixer biasing circuit configured to generate the bias voltage for the active mixer, a magnitude of the bias voltage depending at least in part on an amplitude of the alternating current local oscillator signal, the mixer biasing circuit comprising a feedback loop configured to inversely control the magnitude of the bias voltage with respect to the amplitude of the alternating current local oscillator signal.

US Pat. No. 10,193,492

SOLAR CELL MODULE

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

1. A solar cell module comprising:a solar cell panel; and
a frame to receive the solar cell panel,
wherein the frame comprises:
a first sub-frame extending in one direction;
a second sub-frame extending while protruding from the first sub-frame;
a third sub-frame extending while protruding from the first sub-frame and formed under the second sub-frame;
a fourth sub-frame protruding from the first sub-frame and extending in a direction opposite to directions of the second sub-frame and the third sub-frame;
a fifth sub-frame extending while protruding from the first sub-frame and formed under the third sub-frame,
wherein the solar cell panel is received between the second sub-frame and the third sub-frame,
wherein the third sub-frame and the fifth sub-frame extend in a direction perpendicular to an extension direction of the first sub-frame;
a bending part located at an end of the third sub-frame, the bending part being spaced apart from the fifth sub-frame and extending toward the fifth sub-frame,
wherein the bending part is bent at an angle of 10° to 80° with respect to an extension direction of the third sub-frame;
a first hole formed on a bottom surface of the third sub-frame; and
a second hole formed on a top surface of the fifth sub-frame.

US Pat. No. 10,193,490

MOTOR DRIVE DEVICE

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka (...

1. A motor drive device comprising:an electric motor;
a speed reducer configured to reduce a speed of rotation of the electric motor and transmit so reduced rotation to a wheel;
a lubricating oil supply mechanism configured to supply a lubricating oil to the speed reducer; and
a control device configured to control the electric motor, wherein
a lubricating oil temperature sensor configured to detect a temperature of the lubricating oil is provided in a lubricating oil passage in the speed reducer, a coil temperature sensor configured to detect a temperature of a motor coil is provided in a stator of the electric motor, and a rotation speed detection sensor configured to detect a rotation speed of the electric motor is provided, and
the control device includes
an abnormality detector configured to detect an abnormality in the lubricating oil temperature sensor, and
a lubricating oil temperature estimator configured to estimate the temperature of the lubricating oil on the basis of a determined relationship using the temperature detected by the coil temperature sensor and the rotation speed detected by the rotation speed detection sensor, when the abnormality detector detects the abnormality in the lubricating oil temperature sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,193,489

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ACOUSTIC SIGNAL GENERATION

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A motor drive system for controlling operation of a multi-phase electric machine, comprising:an inverter including a plurality of paired power transistors that are electrically connected to the electric machine, wherein the inverter is electrically connected to a DC power source via a high-voltage electrical power bus; and
a motor controller including a first controller and an acoustic signal generator, wherein the first controller is disposed to control the paired power transistors of the inverter to effect operation of the multi-phase electric machine;
wherein the first controller is disposed to determine an initial output voltage based upon a torque command;
wherein the acoustic signal generator is disposed to generate a sound injection voltage, including a sound pattern generator that is disposed to generate an instantaneous audio signal and a rotational transformation element that is disposed to generate the sound injection voltage based upon the instantaneous audio signal, and wherein the instantaneous audio signal is adjusted by a first gain factor associated with a torque-based gain derating and a second gain factor associated with a speed-based gain derating;
wherein the motor controller is disposed to combine the initial output voltage and the sound injection voltage; and
wherein the motor controller is disposed to generate commands to control the paired power transistors of the inverter, wherein the commands are determined based upon the initial output voltage and the sound injection voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,193,487

CONTROL DEVICE FOR POWER CONVERSION DEVICE, COMPRESSOR DRIVE SYSTEM, FLYWHEEL POWER GENERATING SYSTEM, AND CONTROL METHOD OF POWER CONVERSION DEVICE

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A control device for a power conversion device, comprising:a voltage command calculator that calculates a voltage command value, the voltage command value being a command value of an AC voltage to be applied to a rotary electric machine that is driven by a power conversion device;
a carrier wave generator that generates a carrier wave;
a comparator that generates a pulse signal to be supplied to the power conversion device on the basis of a comparison result between the voltage command value and the carrier wave; and
a reset signal receiving unit that changes a value of the carrier wave into a predetermined value when a predetermined reset signal is input;
wherein the AC voltage is a three-phase AC voltage, and
wherein the carrier wave generator changes each of the carrier waves of three phases into the predetermined value at different timing on the basis of the reset signals of three phases, each of which is different in phase by ? cycle of the voltage command value.

US Pat. No. 10,193,485

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROL OF SWITCHED RELUCTANCE MOTORS

1. A short pitched switched reluctance motor control apparatus for controlling current in a first phase winding and a second phase winding of a short pitched switched reluctance motor, wherein the apparatus comprises:a first voltage provider configured to be coupled to the first phase winding and operable to selectively apply voltage to the first phase winding to drive current in the first phase winding in a first direction and in a second direction opposite to the first direction;
a second voltage provider configured to be coupled to the second phase winding and operable to selectively apply voltage to the second phase winding to drive current in the second phase winding in a first direction and in a second direction opposite to the first direction; and
a controller configured to control the first voltage provider and the second voltage provider to control the timing of the currents in the first phase winding and the second phase winding to drive the motor.

US Pat. No. 10,193,484

CONTROLLED MOTION SYSTEM

Rockwell Automation, Inc....

1. A controlled motion system comprising:a first track section;
a second track section;
a plurality of movers movable along the first and second track sections; and
a control system coupled to the first and second track sections, and configured to control movement of the plurality of movers together and not independently on the first track section and independently on the second track section;
wherein the first and second track sections comprise a plurality of linear motor circuits configured to drive movement of the movers under the control of the control system.

US Pat. No. 10,193,483

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE CYCLIC DIGITAL TRANSMISSION OF A POSITION VALUE OF A MOVING OBJECT WITH INERTIAL MASS

1. A method for closed-loop control of a drive, comprising:recurrently detecting a position value over time; and
transmitting associated information to a control device;
wherein the position value includes at least two values, including a partial-angle value, a fine-angle value, and/or digital values, a first value being denotable with a whole number, and a position-value range being assigned to each number, each position range including a first value being assigned mutually separate sub-ranges of the position range, each of these sub-ranges including a second value denotable as a whole number, the second value being transmitted prior in time to the first value;
wherein:
(i) after a newly detected second value has been transmitted, a model value is determined for the first value from the newly detected and a previously transmitted second value, and the position value determined is used by a control device to determine an updated value of a manipulated variable of the control device; and
(ii) after the newly detected second value has been transmitted, the newly detected first value is transmitted, and the model value determined is compared to the newly detected first value, and an action is carried out if they do not agree,
wherein the action includes communication and/or display of warning information, bringing the drive to rest, and/or transferring the drive into a safe state;
wherein the manipulated variable includes a voltage space vector and/or a stator-voltage space vector of an electric motor of the drive.

US Pat. No. 10,193,482

METHOD FOR REDUCING THE NOISE OF AN ELECTRIC MOTOR

1. A method for reducing noise of a motor fed by a converter, said method comprising:changing a magnetic flux in the motor for reducing a fundamental oscillation and a harmonic oscillation of the magnetic flux; and
changing a duty cycle and/or a pulse frequency of the converter so as to change a harmonic oscillation of the magnetic flux, wherein the magnetic flux in the motor is changed as a function of a load torque on the motor.

US Pat. No. 10,193,479

DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING A REGULATOR OF A MOTOR VEHICLE ALTERNATOR, AND ALTERNATOR COMPRISING THE CORRESPONDING REGULATOR

Valeo Equipements Electri...

1. Device (1, 2) for controlling a regulator of a motor vehicle alternator, of the type comprising firstly a control circuit (1) which generates a command (KEY_ON) for activation of said regulator, by taking to a first voltage higher than a predetermined high reference voltage a single-wire two-way communication line (6) which is connected to, secondly, a circuit (2) for detection of a state (KEY_DETECT) of said activation command (KEY_ON), said detection circuit (2) comprising means (7, 9) for generation of a fault signal from a flag (LAMP_ON) which indicates a fault of said alternator, by connection of said communication line (6) to a ground by at least one semiconductor switching element (7), by this means taking said communication line (6) to a second voltage lower than a predetermined fault voltage lower than said high reference voltage, and said control circuit (1) comprising means (4) for detection of said fault signal, wherein said control circuit (1) also transmits a pulse width modulated set signal with a maximum which is higher than said high reference voltage, and a minimum which is lower than a predetermined low reference voltage higher than said fault voltage, a duty cycle of said set signal being representative of a set voltage (V0) of said regulator.

US Pat. No. 10,193,476

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OPERATING A BRUSHLESS DC MOTOR

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A system for controlling operation of an operating brushless direct current motor, the system comprising:a test computer comprising
a back electromotive force profile controller configured to receive signals from sensors, and based on the signals, determine a back electromotive force profile of the operating brushless direct current motor, wherein the signals are indicative of one or more parameters of the operating brushless direct current motor, and
a first driving profile controller;
a memory configured to store (i) a scaling factor indicative of how much to increase an operating parameter of a base driving profile, and (ii) the base driving profile indicative of speed over time of a drive cycle for a plurality of different brushless direct current motors, wherein the drive cycle refers to transitioning from a minimum operating speed to a maximum operating speed and then back to the minimum operating speed, wherein the plurality of different brushless direct current motors include the operating brushless direct current motor, and wherein the scaling factor is designated for the operating brushless direct current motor,
wherein the first driving profile controller is configured to generate a motor driving profile designated for the operating brushless direct current motor, wherein the motor driving profile indicates an operating parameter for driving the operating brushless direct current motor, and wherein the operating parameter in the motor driving profile is based on (i) the scaling factor, and (ii) the base driving profile;
a motor controller configured to generate a first control signal based on the operating parameter of the motor driving profile, wherein the motor controller comprises a second driving profile controller; and
an inverter configured to (i) receive a direct current from a direct current source, (ii) responsively to the first control signal, convert the direct current to an alternating current, and (iii) drive the operating brushless direct current motor via the alternating current,
wherein
the first driving profile controller is configured to transmit, via a first transceiver, the scaling factor and the back electromotive force profile to the second driving profile controller,
the second driving profile controller is configured to (i) generate the base driving profile, and (ii) transmit the base driving profile or the motor driving profile to the first driving profile controller via a second transceiver,
the first driving profile controller or the second driving profile controller is configured to, based on the scaling factor, convert the base driving profile to the motor driving profile to match the back electromotive force profile, and
the first driving profile controller is configured to drive a drive circuit of the operating brushless direct current motor according to the motor driving profile.

US Pat. No. 10,193,475

SENSORLESS CONTROL OF SWITCHED RELUCTANCE MACHINES FOR LOW SPEEDS AND STANDSTILL

Caterpillar Inc., Deerfi...

1. A method for determining rotor position of a sensorless control of a switched reluctance (SR) machine having a rotor and a stator at standstill or low speed, comprising:injecting a test pulse into one or more idle phases of the SR machine;
determining a decoupled flux value based at least partially on a total flux value corresponding to the test pulse and a mutual flux value; and
determining the rotor position based at least partially on the decoupled flux value, wherein the test pulse being injected is based at least partially on a measured phase current and rotor position feedback.

US Pat. No. 10,193,472

SINGLE FRICTION SURFACE TRIBOELECTRIC MICROGENERATOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

PEKING UNIVERSITY, Beiji...

1. A single friction surface microgenerator, comprising an insulating substrate having an upper surface and a lower surface, with a surface-friction-structured layer on the upper surface and a first induction electrode and a second induction electrode on the lower surface; wherein the first induction electrode is located to correspond to the surface-friction-structured layer that is used as a friction surface while the second induction electrode is located peripherially of the first induction electrode and insulatedly spaced from the first induction electrode, the second induction electrode surrounds the first induction electrode in a ring shape, and the surface-friction-structured layer has a number of micro/nano array structures or is a smooth surface.

US Pat. No. 10,193,470

STEP UP/DOWN INVERTER CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SAME

OMRON Corporation, Kyoto...

1. A step up/down inverter circuit that converts DC power of a first voltage from a DC power supply into AC power of a second voltage, the step up/down inverter circuit comprising:a plus line connected to a plus output terminal of the DC power supply, and a minus line connected to a minus output terminal of the DC power supply;
a first leg disposed between the plus line and the minus line and having two switching elements connected in series;
a second leg disposed between the plus line and the minus line and having two switching elements connected in series;
a first reactor having one end connected to a first intra-leg wiring connecting the two switching elements of the first leg;
a second reactor having one end connected to a second intra-leg wiring connecting the two switching elements of the second leg and having an other end connected to an other end of the first reactor;
a first bidirectional switching element having one end connected to the first intra-leg wiring and having an other end connected to a first output terminal by a first output line;
a second bidirectional switching element having one end connected to the second intra-leg wiring and having an other end connected to a second output terminal by a second output line;
a smoothing circuit disposed between the first output line and the second output line and configured to smooth a voltage between the other end of the first bidirectional switching element and the other end of the second bidirectional switching element; and
a voltage dividing circuit disposed between the plus line and the minus line and having an intermediate potential portion having a potential corresponding to an intermediate potential between a potential of the plus line and a potential of the minus line and connected to a connection end between the first and second reactors.

US Pat. No. 10,193,469

MULTI-LEVEL POWER CONVERTER AND A METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A MULTI-LEVEL POWER CONVERTER

ABB SCHWEIZ AG, Baden (C...

1. A multi-level power converter for one or more phases, the converter comprises one or more converter arms comprising a plurality of serial connected switching cells, each switching cell comprises a plurality of switching devices, a primary energy storage, a secondary energy storage and a first inductor, the switching devices being arranged to selectively provide a connection to the primary energy storage, wherein each switching cell comprises a bridge circuit comprising the switching devices and the primary energy storage, a battery circuit connected to the bridge circuit and comprising the secondary energy storage, and an arm circuit providing a connection between two adjacent switching cells, wherein the bridge circuit comprises a first switching device and second switching device connected in series between a first and second terminal of the primary energy storage and a third switching device and fourth switching device connected in series between the first and second terminal of the primary energy storage, whereinthe first inductor of each switching cell is arranged in the arm circuit, said arm circuit being connected between the second terminal of the primary energy storage and a point of connection to an adjacent switching cell, said battery circuit being connected between the point of connection of the adjacent cell and the bridge circuit, wherein the battery circuit is connected to the bridge circuit between the third switching device and the fourth switching device of the primary energy storage.

US Pat. No. 10,193,468

LOW HARMONIC DOWN-CONVERTING RECTIFIER FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER RECEIVER

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A combined down-converting rectifier having a mirror topology, comprising:two sides of a full bridge rectifier circuit, each having rectifying switches to rectify voltages of an alternating current (AC) signal into two rectified signals, and a first capacitor to store a first charge of one of the two rectified signals;
two down-converting circuits each connected to one of the first capacitors, each having a second capacitor to store a second charge of the one of the rectified signal, and down-converting switches to down-convert a voltage value of the first charge and the second charge to a direct current (DC) signal having a voltage value that is less than the voltage value of the first charge plus the second charge; and
a controller circuit connected to the rectifying switches and to the down-converting switches to switch on and off the rectifying switches and the down-converting switches at times that are asynchronous with times of sign changes of an electrical current value of the AC signal.

US Pat. No. 10,193,466

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DAMPING VOLTAGE HARMONICS IN A MULTILEVEL POWER CONVERTER

ABB SCHWEIZ AG, Baden (C...

1. A method for reducing lower order harmonics of a multi-level power converter comprising at least one phase leg comprising a plurality of chain-link connected cells each comprising a capacitor, the method comprising, for each phase leg of the converter:obtaining, from a current control, a present reference voltage for use during a present half switching duration, a half switching duration being a time period corresponding to one switching opportunity of the cells;
dividing the half switching duration into a plurality of time intervals; and
at the beginning of each time interval:
predicting the reference voltage waveform for the remainder of the half switching duration based on the present reference voltage;
predicting the leg output voltage waveform for the remainder of the present half switching duration for the case that switching for one cell is performed in the leg during the time interval;
predicting a flux error, being a time integral of a difference between the leg output voltage and the reference voltage, at the end of the present half switching duration for the case, based on the present reference voltage, the predicted reference voltage waveform and the predicted leg output voltage waveform, wherein the predicted flux error is a cumulative flux error of the present half switching duration and a preceding half switching duration; and
determining not to perform switching for any cell in a present time interval of the plurality of time intervals when the predicted flux error passes zero during the first half switching duration.

US Pat. No. 10,193,465

DC/DC CONVERSION APPARATUS

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A DC/DC conversion apparatus, comprising:a DC voltage source that outputs a DC power supply voltage;
an oscillation circuit electrically connected to the DC voltage source;
a plurality of switch elements;
a switch controller that connects an electrical connection between the DC voltage source and the oscillation circuit and disconnects the electrical connection between the DC voltage source and the oscillation circuit during a time other than a dead-zone time, wherein the dead-zone time occurs when switching turn-on and turn-off of the plurality of switch elements, and switches a direction of a voltage applied to the oscillation circuit between a first direction and a second direction by switching turn-on and turn-off of the plurality of switch elements; and
a transformation circuit that outputs a current generated in the oscillation circuit and converts the current into a DC current; wherein
the switch controller disconnects the electrical connection between the oscillation circuit and the DC voltage source before the direction of the voltage applied to the oscillation circuit is switched from the first direction to the second direction, and connects the electrical connection between the oscillation circuit and the DC voltage source and switches the direction of the voltage applied to the oscillation circuit to the second direction after a current flowing through the oscillation circuit has been outputted to the transformation circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,193,460

DC/DC CONVERTER HAVING CURRENT DIVERSION CIRCUIT

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A DC/DC converter comprising:an inverter circuit including a plurality of inverter semiconductor switching elements subjected to switch control using a soft switching method, and converting DC power from a DC power supply connected to an input side thereof into AC power which is output to a load;
a rectifier circuit including a plurality of rectifying semiconductor switching elements;
a transformer connected on a primary side thereof to an output side of the inverter circuit, and on a secondary side thereof to an input side of the rectifier circuit;
a resonance reactor inserted between the output side of the inverter circuit and the primary side of the transformer;
a smoothing reactor connected to an output side of the rectifier circuit;
a secondary side reflux circuit connected to the output side of the rectifier circuit in order to divert a load current flowing through the load during a period in which a voltage from the DC power supply is not applied to the primary side of the transformer;
a first primary side reflux semiconductor switching element connected at one end to a connection point between the resonance reactor and the primary side of the transformer and at another end to one end of the DC power supply; and
a second primary side reflux semiconductor switching element connected at one end to another end of the DC power supply and at another end to the connection point between the resonance reactor and the primary side of the transformer,
wherein a series circuit formed by connecting the smoothing reactor and the load in series is connected to the output side of the rectifier circuit,
the secondary side reflux circuit is positioned between the output side of the rectifier circuit and the series circuit and connected in parallel to the series circuit,
either the first primary side reflux semiconductor switching element or the second primary side reflux semiconductor switching element diverts a current flowing through the resonance reactor during the period in which the voltage from the DC power supply is not applied to the primary side of the transformer,
the secondary side reflux circuit comprises a secondary side reflux semiconductor switching element, and
the first primary side reflux semiconductor switching element and the second primary side reflux semiconductor switching element are synchronized with the secondary side reflux semiconductor switching element, such that when the secondary side reflux semiconductor switching element is ON, the first primary side reflux semiconductor switching element is ON or the second primary side reflux semiconductor switching element is ON, in alternation.

US Pat. No. 10,193,458

START-UP CONTROLLER FOR A POWER CONVERTER

MICROCHIP TECHNOLOGY INCO...

1. A power converter, comprising:a start-up controller, comprising:
a high voltage regulator having an input and an output;
internal bias voltage circuits coupled to the high voltage regulator output;
under and over voltage lockout circuits coupled to the high voltage regulator output;
a current regulator;
logic circuits for generating pulse width modulation (PWM) control signals;
a fixed off time circuit coupled to the logic circuits;
a power driver coupled to the logic circuit and providing the PWM control signals for control of an external power switch;
an external gate command detection circuit coupled to the logic circuits and adapted to receive an external PWM control signal, wherein when the external PWM control signal is detected the external gate command detection circuit causes control of the external power switch to change from the logic circuits to the external PWM control signal; and
first and second voltage comparators having outputs coupled to the internal current regulator and inputs coupled to a current sense input; and
a secondary controller;
wherein the external PWM control signal is configured to be received from the secondary controller.

US Pat. No. 10,193,457

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STARTING UP A HIGH DENSITY ISOLATED DC-TO-DC POWER CONVERTER

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A DC-to-DC power converter comprising:a transformer comprising a primary side and a secondary side;
a primary circuit electrically coupled to said primary side of said transformer, said primary circuit comprising:
at least one first gate driver;
a bias voltage generator; and
a primary microcontroller electrically coupled to said bias voltage generator and configured to receive a first bias voltage supplied by said bias voltage generator, said primary microcontroller configured to provide a first energizing signal to said at least one first gate driver in response to the first bias voltage; and
a secondary circuit electrically coupled to said secondary side of said transformer, said secondary circuit comprising:
a rectifier circuit comprising a plurality of switching elements;
at least one second gate driver communicatively coupled to the rectifier circuit and configured to selectively operate said switching elements; and
a secondary microcontroller communicatively coupled to said primary microcontroller, said secondary microcontroller configured to receive a second bias voltage, said secondary microcontroller further configured to provide a second energizing signal to said at least one first gate driver in response to the second bias voltage, said secondary microcontroller further configured to provide an instruction to said primary microcontroller that causes said primary microcontroller to relinquish control of said primary circuit to said secondary microcontroller, and, in response to receiving control of said primary circuit from said primary microcontroller, said secondary microcontroller further configured to provide a third energizing signal to operate said switching elements.

US Pat. No. 10,193,455

RESONANT CAPACITOR STABILIZER IN RESONANT CONVERTERS

Semiconductor Components ...

1. A resonant converter for resonant capacitance stabilization during start-up, the resonant converter comprising:an oscillator configured to generate a first clock signal to drive a first driver for a first power switch, and a second clock signal to drive a second driver for a second power switch during switching operations; and
a resonant capacitor stabilizer configured to control the second driver to periodically activate the second power switch to discharge a resonant capacitor of a resonant network during initialization of the switching operations of the resonant converter,
the resonant capacitor stabilizer configured to activate the second power switch for a first duration and activate the second power switch for a second duration such that the second power switch is deactivated during a period of time between the first duration and the second duration.

US Pat. No. 10,193,454

OVERVOLTAGE PROTECTION CIRCUIT

Power Integrations, Inc.,...

1. An overvoltage detection circuit for a power converter, comprising:a current augmentation circuit coupled to receive a sense signal representative of an output voltage of the power converter only during a portion of an off time of a power switch of the power converter, wherein the current augmentation circuit is further coupled to output an augmented signal; and
a detection circuit coupled to receive the augmented signal from the augmentation circuit and a power signal representative of a rectified version of the sense signal at a same input terminal, wherein the detection circuit is operable to output an overvoltage detection signal in response to a sum of the augmented signal and the power signal, wherein the augmented signal and the power signal originate from a bias winding, the overvoltage detection signal being representative of an overvoltage condition in the output voltage of the power converter.

US Pat. No. 10,193,453

HIGH SIDE SIGNAL INTERFACE IN A POWER CONVERTER

Power Integrations, Inc.,...

1. A controller for use in a power converter, the controller comprising:a high side signal interface circuit coupled to generate a drive signal in response to an ON signal and an OFF signal generated by a control circuit of the controller to control switching of a high side switch coupled to a half bridge node of the power converter, wherein the high side signal interface circuit comprises:
a common mode cancellation circuit coupled to receive the ON signal and the OFF signal, wherein the common mode cancellation circuit is coupled to generate a fourth current signal representative of the OFF signal referenced to a bypass voltage during an initial state, wherein the common mode cancellation circuit is coupled to generate a first current signal in response to the ON signal being pulled to a lower value relative to the OFF signal to turn ON the high side switch, and wherein the common mode cancellation circuit is coupled to generate a common mode rejection signal in response to the first current signal and the fourth current signal; and
a first current hysteresis comparator coupled to receive the first current signal, the fourth current signal, the common mode rejection signal, and a drive signal, wherein the first current hysteresis comparator is coupled to generate a first output signal in response to the first current signal, the fourth current signal, the common mode rejection signal, and the drive signal, wherein the drive signal is coupled to be generated in response to the first output signal in a presence of a common mode voltage caused by slewing at the half bridge node.

US Pat. No. 10,193,448

METHOD OF FORMING A POWER SUPPLY CONTROL CIRCUIT AND STRUCTURE THEREFOR

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

1. A circuit for a power supply control system comprising:a control circuit configured to operate a power switch at a frequency having a period to control a current through an inductor and through the power switch to provide an output voltage to a load wherein the control circuit operates the power switch at a frequency having a period;
a first switch having a first terminal, a second terminal, and a control terminal, the first terminal of the first switch configured to be coupled to a first terminal of the inductor and to a first terminal of a boost capacitor, the second terminal of the first switch configured to be coupled to a first terminal of a power source;
a second switch having a first terminal, a second terminal, and a control terminal, the first terminal of the second switch configured to be coupled to a second terminal of the boost capacitor, the second terminal of the second switch configured to be coupled to a second terminal of the power source, wherein the control circuit operates the first and second switches at the frequency and enables the first and second switches for substantially a first portion of the period; and
a third switch having a first terminal, a second terminal, and a control terminal, the first terminal of the third switch coupled to the first terminal of the second switch, the second terminal of the third switch coupled to the first terminal of the first switch, wherein the control circuit operates the third switch at the frequency and operates the third switch with a substantially opposite phase to the first switch.

US Pat. No. 10,193,445

CONTROL DEVICE OF POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM AND POWER SUPPLY UNIT

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A control device of a power supply system that includes two boost converters, the two boost converters boosting inputted direct-current voltages to predetermined output voltages with output ends of the two boost converters connected in parallel with each other, the control device comprising:a switching portion controlling switching of a switching element of each of the two boost converters; and
a control portion shifting switching timings of the switching elements of the two boost converters from each other,
wherein the switching timing is a timing of an intersection of a duty command value to each of the two boost converters and a carrier wave that is a triangular wave, and
the control portion performs a synchronization of the switching timing from on to off or from off to on of one of the two boost converters and a crest or a trough of the carrier wave of the other of the two boost converters, and
when the duty command value to one of the two boost converters changes, the control portion controls a phase of the carrier wave of the other of the two boost converters based on a change amount of the duty command value to the one of the two boost converters and performs the synchronization.

US Pat. No. 10,193,439

POWER FACTOR CORRECTION CIRCUIT, CONTROL METHOD AND CONTROLLER

Silergy Semiconductor Tec...

1. A power factor correction circuit, comprising:a) a power meter configured to measure total harmonic distortion (THD) at an input port;
b) a switching-type regulator that is controllable by a switching control signal in order to adjust a power factor of an input signal thereof; and
c) a controller configured to generate said switching control signal to control said switching-type regulator to perform power factor correction, wherein said controller minimizes said THD by adjusting a current reference signal according to a measured THD, and said current reference signal represents an expected inductor current of said switching-type regulator.

US Pat. No. 10,193,435

START-UP CIRCUIT TO DISCHARGE EMI FILTER FOR POWER SAVING OF POWER SUPPLIES

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

1. A discharge circuit for an EMI filter having an X-capacitor, comprising:a monitor circuit configured to be coupled to the EMI filter to receive a rectified signal having a waveform that is correlated to a waveform of a power source that is filtered by the EMI filter;
a high voltage switch transistor configured to receive the rectified signal and form a sample signal having a waveform that that is correlated to the rectified signal, the high voltage switch transistor configured to charge a supply voltage;
when the power source is shut down over a period of time, a discharging path is provided to conduct a discharge current from the EMI filter through the high voltage switch transistor for discharging a stored voltage of the X-capacitor, wherein the discharging path is cut off when the power source is in an active state.

US Pat. No. 10,193,429

AIR GAP CONTROL SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Boulder Wind Power, Inc.,...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a first member supporting a magnetic flux carrying member;
a second member supporting a magnetic flux generating member, the second member disposed for movement relative to the first member, the second member having a first portion and a second portion;
an air gap control device including a first magnet coupled to the first member and a second magnet coupled to the second member between the second member and the first magnet, the first magnet having a polarity in a first direction and the second magnet having a polarity in a second, opposite direction than the first direction, a repulsive force between the first magnet and the second magnet increases when a distance between the first member and the second member is decreased to exert a force on one of the first member and the first portion of the second member in response to relative movement of the first member and the second member in a direction that reduces a distance between the first member and the first portion of the second member to maintain a minimum distance between the first member and the first portion of the second member, the first magnet and the second magnet of the air gap control device forming a magnetic flux circuit separate from a primary magnetic flux circuit formed between the first member and the second member;
the air gap control device including a third magnet coupled to the first member on an opposite side of the first member than the first magnet; and
a fourth magnet coupled to the second portion of the second member and disposed between the second portion of the second member and the third magnet, the third magnet having a polarity in a third direction and the fourth magnet having a polarity in a fourth, opposite direction than the third direction, a repulsive force between the third magnet and the fourth magnet increases when a distance between the first member and the second portion of the second member is decreased to exert a force on one of the first member and the second portion of the second member in response to relative movement of the first member and the second portion of the second member in a direction that reduces a distance between the first member and the second portion of the second member to maintain a minimum distance between the first member and the second portion of the second member, the third magnet and the fourth magnet of the air gap control device forming a magnetic flux circuit separate from the primary magnetic flux circuit formed between the first member and the second member.

US Pat. No. 10,193,427

METHOD OF FABRICATING ELECTRIC MACHINE LAMINATIONS USING ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A method of making a component of a radial flux electrical machine comprising:using an additive manufacturing process to manufacture a plurality of laminas wherein said additive manufacturing process comprises applying a beam or beams of energy to a successive plurality of ferromagnetic material particles and fusing together the successive plurality of ferromagnetic material particles to form a ferromagnetic helix;
disposing an insulating material on said ferromagnetic helix;
compressing the ferromagnetic helix to form a compressed ferromagnetic helix; and
fixing the compressed ferromagnetic helix.

US Pat. No. 10,193,424

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR WELDING ROTOR COILS

SIEMENS ENERGY, INC., Or...

1. A process for welding rotor coil comprising:arranging a plurality of rotor coils on a table, wherein each rotor coil comprises an end arc section and a straight section, and wherein the straight section is arranged on one end of the end arc section;
arranging a plurality of transition pieces each between the rotor coils on the one end;
forming a continuous welding path using a welding tool for welding the straight section to the one end of the end arc section of the each rotor coil at a joint, and the plurality of rotor coils at locations of the transition pieces on the one end from a welding start to a welding end; and
cutting the continuous welding path using a milling tool from the welding end to the welding start at the locations of the transition pieces for separating the plurality of rotor coils.

US Pat. No. 10,193,422

POWER TOOL

MAKITA CORPORATION, Anjo...

1. A power tool, comprising:a stator having a plurality of radially inwardly extending teeth separated by slots and coils respectively wound around each tooth of the plurality of teeth, wherein different sets of the coils correspond to different phases, the different sets of the coils are delta-connected in series;
a rotor having magnets and being configured to rotate in the interior of the stator; and
a sensor circuit board fixed to the stator and having magnetic sensors configured to detect rotation of the rotor;
wherein the magnetic sensors are provided at least substantially at the centers of the slots in a rotational direction of the rotor.

US Pat. No. 10,193,418

ROTARY POWER GENERATING APPARATUS AND ELECTRIC GENERATING APPARATUS

1. A rotary power generating apparatus comprising:a first piston magnet member and a second piston magnet member arranged so that their polarities of magnetic poles of a top dead center side are equal;
a first connecting rod and a second connecting rod connected with the bottom dead center side of the respective first, second piston magnet members;
a crankshaft connected with the first, second connecting rods;
a first guide member and a second guide member, which hold respectively the first, second piston magnet members from outside and guide the respective first, second piston magnet members during all process of reciprocation;
a first fixed magnet member and a second fixed magnet member fixed on the positions to keep a constant interval from top pole surfaces of the top dead center side of the first, second piston magnet members, and in which fixed pole surfaces, having the same polarity with the magnetic pole of the top pole surfaces, are arranged so as to oppose the top pole surfaces of the respective first, second piston magnet members;
a first demagnetizing band like member passing through between the top pole surface of the first piston magnet member and the fixed pole surface of the first fixed magnet member, and rotating with the crankshaft; and
a second demagnetizing band like member passing through between the top pole surface of the second piston magnet member and the fixed pole surface of the second fixed magnet member, and rotating with the crankshaft,
wherein the first demagnetizing band like member is a member which a transformable band like member, opposing to the top pole surface of the first piston magnet member, is formed circularly,
wherein the second demagnetizing band like member is a member which a transformable band like member, opposing to the top pole surface of the second piston magnet member, is formed circularly,
wherein the first, second demagnetizing band like members comprise demagnetizing magnet parts having magnetic force, weaker than the magnetic poles of the first, second piston magnet members, having different polarity from the top pole surfaces, and non-magnetic force parts, having no magnetic force, formed adjacent to the demagnetizing magnet parts;
wherein the rotary power generating apparatus comprising:
a repulsive force unequal structure which a hindmost interval, arranged hindmost position along a rotating direction which the crankshaft rotates, is spread than an interval of another part to weaken a repulsive force repulsing the top pole surfaces and the fixed pole surfaces in the hindmost position than the repulsive force in another part, in the top pole surfaces of the respective first, second piston magnet members and the fixed pole surfaces of the first, second fixed magnet members;
wherein the rotary power generating apparatus further comprising:
an auxiliary motor supplying power to the crankshaft so that reciprocation of the first, second piston magnet members become continuous.

US Pat. No. 10,193,416

MOTOR

1. A motor rotor comprising:rotor poles,
a central hub at a rotational axis of the rotor, and
a rotor frame for supporting the rotor poles, the rotor frame comprising an axially and radially stiff and rotationally compliant connection between the rotor poles and the central hub of the rotor, the rotor frame having levels of axial, radial and rotational compliance wherein the level of rotational compliance is greater than the levels of both axial and radial compliance.

US Pat. No. 10,193,414

POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A power transmission apparatus for a vehicle, the power transmission apparatus comprising:a first electric motor;
a power split mechanism;
a second electric motor coupled to an output shaft;
a case in a cylindrical shape, the case accommodating the first electric motor, the power split mechanism, and the second electric motor, the first electric motor, the power split mechanism, and the second electric motor being lubricated by oil;
a support wall constituting an accommodating chamber that accommodates the second electric motor in the case, the support wall being provided between the power split mechanism and the second electric motor; and
a breather mechanism located in a rotational angle range that is at least equal to 90 degrees and is smaller than 180 degrees when a rotational angle range of the second electric motor above a rotational axis of the second electric motor in a vertical direction is set from 0 degree to 180 degrees in a rotational direction of the second electric motor during forward traveling of the vehicle, wherein
the breather mechanism communicates between inside and outside of the case such that the accommodating chamber and the outside of the case communicate with each other,
the breather mechanism has a through hole and a breather chamber, the through hole penetrates the inside and the outside of the case, the breather chamber is provided at a case inner side end of the through hole, and the breather chamber is opened to inside of the accommodating chamber, and
the breather chamber is opened in a direction that does not oppose a virtual surface, the virtual surface passes through the rotational axis at a rotational angle of 90 degrees of the second electric motor.

US Pat. No. 10,193,412

ELECTRIC MOTOR CONTROLLER

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An electric motor controller comprising:a board;
a plurality of electronic components mounted on the board, the plurality of electronic components being for controlling drive of an electric motor; and
a separating zone in an area closer to an edge than to a center of the board, the separating zone including one or both of a through hole and a notch provided in the board,
wherein the plurality of electronic components are grouped into a first group of electronic components and a second group of electronic components, depending on a function or a characteristic of each of the plurality of electronic components,
the first group of electronic components and the second group of electronic components are placed to be separated by the separating zone, and
a ratio of a first length of one or both of the through hole and the notch to a second length of a straight line on the board on which the separating zone is placed is at least 40%.

US Pat. No. 10,193,410

MOTOR

NIDEC CORPORATION, Kyoto...

1. A motor, comprising:a rotor including a shaft with a center on a center axis extending in one direction;
a stator enclosing the rotor and rotating the rotor about the center axis;
a first bearing located at a first side of the motor in the one direction and supporting the shaft;
a second bearing located at a second side of the motor opposite to the first side of the stator and supporting the shaft; and
a cylindrical housing holding the stator and the first bearing;
a bus bar assembly holding the second bearing, and allowing an end of a first side of the bus bar assembly to be located in the housing;
a cover fixed to the housing to cover at least a portion of a second side of the bus bar assembly; and
a circuit board disposed between the second bearing and the cover in the one direction; wherein
the bus bar assembly includes:
a bus bar electrically connected to the stator;
a wiring member electrically connecting an external power supply to the circuit board; and
a bus bar holder that holds the bus bar and the wiring member;
the bus bar holder includes:
a cylindrical main body portion including an opening at the second side of the motor;
a connector portion that protrudes from the main body portion toward a radially outer side of the center axis; and
a connection terminal holding portion that protrudes from an inner surface of the main body portion, and allows at least a portion of the connection terminal holding portion to overlap with the connector portion in the radial direction;
the cover directly or indirectly contacts a surface of a second side of the main body portion over a circumference of the opening;
the wiring member includes:
an external power-supply connection terminal provided in the connector portion to be electrically connected to the external power-supply; and
a circuit board connection terminal fixed to the connection terminal holding portion at the first side of the motor ahead of an end of the second side of the main body portion so that the circuit board connection terminal is electrically connected to the circuit board;
an end of the second side of the motor in a radially inner surface of the connection terminal holding portion is located at the first side of the motor ahead of the surface of the second side of the circuit board; and
an air gap is defined in the connection terminal holding portion at a position radially outward from an end of the circuit board and between the circuit board and the main body portion.

US Pat. No. 10,193,407

METHOD FOR REPAIRING A ROTOR

GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLO...

1. A method for repairing a rotor comprising:providing a rotor core with protruding fingers defining slots for conductors, at least one support block at each axial end of a finger of the protruding fingers fixed by a screw, and the finger having a blind hole for housing the screw;
removing the screw and the at least one support block from the axial end of the finger;
drilling the blind hole having a diameter to increase the diameter; and
inserting a plug flush into the blind hole; and
connecting the at least one support block or a different support block to the axial end of the finger above the plug inserted within the blind hole.