US Pat. No. 10,484,403

AVIONIC EQUIPMENT WITH SINGLE USE SIGNING OF A TRANSMITTED MESSAGE AND ASSOCIATED AVIONIC SYSTEM, TRANSMISSION METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

THALES, Courbevoie (FR)

9. A method for transmitting a message via an avionic equipment unit, intended to be on board an aircraft, the method comprising:calculating a signature associated with a data field, the calculated signature depending on the data field; and
transmitting a message to another avionic equipment unit on board the aircraft, the message including the data field and the associated calculated signature,wherein the calculated signature further depends on a preceding signature associated with the data field of a last message transmitted by said transmitting, such that the calculated signature is unique for each data field and for each transmitting of a message.

US Pat. No. 10,484,397

AUTOMATIC ELECTRONIC MAIL (EMAIL) ENCRYPTION BY EMAIL SERVERS

Fortinet, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by an electronic mail (email) server associated with a private network, from a client device coupled with the private network, a first email message originated by a local sender using the client device and directed to a remote recipient, wherein the local sender is a first user of a plurality of users associated with the private network and wherein the remote recipient is not a user associated with the private network;
querying, by the email server, one or more key servers for a public key of the remote recipient;
when the public key of the remote recipient is returned by the one or more key servers, then using the public key of the remote recipient by the email server to encrypt the first email message;
when the public key of the remote recipient does not exist, then foregoing encryption of the first email message;
querying, by the email server, the one or more key servers for a public key of the local sender;
when the public key of the local sender does not exist on the one or more key servers, then automatically generating, by the email server, a temporary key pair for the local sender on the fly and without requiring intervention on the part of the local sender, wherein the temporary key pair for the local sender includes the public key of the local sender and a private key of the local sender; and
transmitting, by the email server, both the email message and the public key of the local sender to the remote recipient.

US Pat. No. 10,484,395

LOCATION BASED AUTHENTICATION

Nagravision S.A., Chesea...

1. A method of providing access to recorded data associated with an event, the method comprising:determining, by a control unit, a location of a device;
confirming the location is within a predetermined vicinity coincident with the event and that the device was at the location within a time period associated with the event;
receiving a request for at least a portion of recorded data associated with the event, the request being associated with the device;
receiving at least one additional request for at least the portion of the recorded data;
consolidating the request and the at least one additional request into a single request;
extracting a portion of the recorded data, wherein the extracted portion of the recorded data includes a time window relative to a time of the request, the time window including a first time before the time of the request and a second time after the time of the request;
generating, for the single request, a common media file for the extracted portion of the recorded data; and
providing the device for a first user, and at least one additional device for a second user, with access to the common media file for the extracted portion of the recorded data based on confirming that at least one of the device or the at least one additional device was at the location within the time period.

US Pat. No. 10,484,384

INDIRECT AUTHENTICATION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A system, comprising:a display device comprising a display device processing system coupled to a network, the display device processing system configured to:
operate, by the display device, in a display mode, wherein restricted content is not accessible by the display device when the display device is operating in the display mode;
transmit, from the display device, an authorization request signal over the network to a plurality of authorizing devices, wherein the plurality of authorizing devices includes an authorizing device, and wherein the authorization request signal includes a request to operate in an authorized mode to access the restricted content,
receive, by the display device, an authorization signal over the network, wherein the authorization signal includes authorization to operate in the authorized mode to access the restricted content, and
operate, by the display device, in the authorized mode in response to receiving the authorization signal, wherein restricted content is accessible by the display device when the display device is operating in the authorized mode;
the authorizing device comprising an authorizing device processing system coupled to the network, the authorizing device processing system configured to:
receive, by the authorizing device, the authorization request signal over the network from the display device, and
receive, by the authorizing device, an authentication input to authorize the display device to operate in the authorized mode to access the restricted content, wherein the authentication input is received from a user of the authorizing device to verify the user of the authorizing device by determining whether the authentication input matches stored credentials corresponding to the user of the authorizing device, and wherein the user of the display device and the user of the authorizing device are different users; and
a server comprising a server processing system coupled to the network, the server processing system configured to transmit, from the server, the authorization signal to the display device over the network if the authentication input matches the stored credentials corresponding to the user of the authorizing device.

US Pat. No. 10,484,377

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MULTI-DEVICE MULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. An improved system for security authentication comprising:a plurality of computing devices; and
a server system communicatively coupled to the plurality of computing devices, the server system comprising a non-transitory memory comprising computer program code and a processor, wherein execution of the computer program code causes the server system to:
determine, based on input received from a user of an initiating computing device from among the plurality of computer devices, authentication preferences, wherein the authentication preferences comprises preferred authorization providers, preferred authorization provider mode of communication, response timing preferences, and a preferred prioritization scheme for authorization providers;
store, in a database communicatively coupled to the server system, the determined authentication preferences;
receive, from an initiating computing device from among the plurality of computer devices, a request for security authentication;
initiate, based on the received request for security authentication a security authentication process, the security authentication process causing the server system to:
determine an authorization providing computing device from among the plurality of computer devices based on the preferred prioritization scheme, wherein a user of the initiating computing device is distinct from a user of the authorization providing computing device;
generate and transmit authentication information to the determined authorization providing computing device in accordance with the preferred authorization provider mode of communication;
receive, from the initiating computing device, an authentication input; determine whether the received authentication input matches the transmitted authentication information;
complete the request for security authentication when the received authentication input matches the generated and transmitted authentication information and the received authentication input is received within a time-out period of the response timing preferences; and
determine a second authorization providing computing device from among the plurality of computer devices in accordance with the preferred prioritization scheme responsive to not receiving authentication input within the time-out period.

US Pat. No. 10,484,372

AUTOMATIC REPLACEMENT OF PASSWORDS WITH SECURE CLAIMS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computer system, comprising:a network interface configured to transmit data over a network;
a biometric sensor configured to acquire biometric data of a user;
a secure storage element configured to store data including the biometric data acquired by the biometric sensor;
an input device;
one or more hardware processors operatively coupled to the network interface, the biometric sensor, the secure storage element, and the input device; and
memory operatively coupled to the one or more hardware processors, the memory storing an operating system and an application program that includes instructions executable by the one or more hardware processors that, as a result of execution by the one or more hardware processors, cause the one or more hardware processors to:
establish a secure session between the computer system and a server using a user credential;
responsive to receiving a selection via the input device for authentication using the biometric data, configure the application program for authentication using the biometric data, and generate an asymmetric cryptographic key pair;
store a first key of the cryptographic key pair in the secure storage element via the operating system, without storing the user credential in the secure storage element, wherein access to the first key is secured by the biometric data;
transmit a second key of the cryptographic key pair to the server via the network for storage in association with a user account associated with the user;
responsive to receiving a request to perform an action that requires the application program to authenticate an identity of the user of the computing system with the server, activate a presentation device associated with the computer system so as to prompt the user to input new biometric data using the biometric sensor;
responsive to the operating system authenticating the identity of the user using the new biometric data, retrieve the first key via the operating system from the secure storage element;
encrypt an authentication data object using the first key to form an encrypted data object;
transmit the encrypted data object to the server to enable the server to authorize the action that required authentication in lieu of the user credential, based on decrypting the encrypted data object using the stored second key; and
as a result of authorization by the server responsive to the decrypting of the encrypted data object using the stored second key, proceed to conduct the action requested.

US Pat. No. 10,484,370

METHOD FOR OPERATING A SECURITY ELEMENT

5. A mobile terminal comprising:a security element, the security element comprising:
a memory unit, in which there are present a first subscription profile with a first operating system for the security element and a second subscription profile with a second operating system for the security element, wherein the security element is configured to:
be operated with the first operating system, in order to be able to communicate with the first subscription profile via a first mobile communication network;
switch from the first operating system to the second operating system of the security element through a boot loader in the memory unit loading and executing the second operating system following a reboot of the security element; and
be operated with the second operating system, in order to be able to communicate with the second subscription profile via a second mobile communication network;
wherein the switch includes:
receiving a message from a background system by the first operating system, with the information content that a switch is to be effected from the first operating system to the second operating system of the security element;
forwarding the message to the boot loader; and
extracting the information content of the message from the message by the boot loader, so that the settings of the boot loader are changed such that the second operating system of the security element is loaded and executed following a reboot of the security element,
wherein the settings of the boot loader are changed by placing in the boot loader a marker which defines that the second operating system of the security element is loaded and executed following a reboot of the security element; and/or
receiving a message from a background system by the first operating system, with the information content that a switch is to be effected from the first operating system to the second operating system of the security element;
extracting the information content of the message from the message by the first operating system; and
forwarding the information content of the message to the boot loader, so that the settings of the boot loader are changed such that the second operating system of the security element is loaded and executed following a reboot of the security element,
wherein the security element is configured to change the settings of the boot loader by placing in the boot loader a marker which defines that the second operating system of the security element is loaded and executed following a reboot of the security element.

US Pat. No. 10,484,359

DEVICE-LEVEL AUTHENTICATION WITH UNIQUE DEVICE IDENTIFIERS

Confia Systems, Inc., Mo...

1. A method comprising:transmitting, by a client device, a manufacturer security certificate to a provisioning server device, wherein the manufacturer security certificate is associated with a manufacturer of the client device;
establishing, between the client device and the provisioning server device, a secure connection, wherein the secure connection is established based on the manufacturer security certificate;
receiving, by the client device over the secure connection, a server security certificate, wherein the server security certificate identifies secure communication parameters of a pre-validated server device, wherein the pre-validated server device is not the provisioning server device;
obtaining, by the client device, a unique client device identifier, wherein the unique client device identifier is configured to support secure access to the pre-validated server device; and
based on the unique client device identifier, accessing, by the client device, protected information available to the pre-validated server device, wherein accessing the protected information occurs without the client device transmitting security credentials that identify a user of the client device to the pre-validated server device, wherein the client device stores a plurality of unique tokens, each token limited to use once per an epoch defined by a pre-established number of seconds, and wherein accessing the protected information comprises transmitting a message to establish a second secure connection with the pre-validated server device, wherein the message contains a particular token, from the plurality of unique tokens, that has not been used in a current epoch.

US Pat. No. 10,484,346

ESTABLISHMENT OF CONSORTIUM BLOCKCHAIN NETWORK

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. An apparatus for a blockchain system, comprising:a device including at least one memory adapted to store run-time data for the device, and at least one processor that is adapted to execute processor-executable code that, in response to execution, enables the device to perform actions, including:
storing pre-determined code of a pre-determined type of blockchain protocol code in a trusted execution environment (TEE) of a first validation node;
storing, in the first validation node: a first pre-determined membership list of a consortium, wherein the first pre-determined membership list includes a prospective member associated with the first validation node and a first authorization associated with the pre-determined type of blockchain protocol code;
receiving, from a plurality of prospective members of the consortium: a plurality of membership lists, and a plurality of authorizations from the plurality of prospective members of the consortium, wherein the plurality of authorizations are indications associated with the pre-determined type of blockchain protocol code;
making a determination as to whether the plurality of membership lists from the plurality of prospective members of the consortium match the first pre-determined membership list and the plurality of authorizations that are indications associated with the pre-determined type of blockchain protocol code match the first authorization;
upon determining that the plurality of membership lists from the plurality of prospective members of the consortium match the first pre-determined membership list and that the plurality of authorizations that are indications associated with the pre-determined type of blockchain protocol code match the first authorization, verifying, via TEE attestation, that validation nodes associated with prospective members of the consortium store the pre-determined type of blockchain protocol code that matches the first authorization; and
upon the TEE attestation being successful, bootstrapping a consortium network such that the prospective members become members of the consortium network.

US Pat. No. 10,484,342

ACCURACY AND SECURITY OF DATA TRANSFER TO AN ONLINE USER ACCOUNT

Alibaba Group Holding Lim...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving account information input by a user for data transfer;
determining identity information associated with the received account information;
determining one or more pieces of account information associated with the determined identity information, wherein the one or more pieces of account information are determined based on a ratio of a number of elements of the account information associated with the determined identity information being the same as a number of elements of the received account information to a number of elements of the account information associated with the determined identity information not being the same as a number of elements of the received account information, and the one or more pieces of account information include the received account information;
providing the one or more pieces of account information to the user; and
in response to receiving a user confirmation of the one or more pieces of account information, performing the data transfer based on the user confirmation.

US Pat. No. 10,484,341

DISTRIBUTED LEDGER FOR MULTI-CLOUD OPERATIONAL STATE

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. An apparatus comprising:at least one processing device comprising a processor coupled to a memory;
wherein the processing device is configured to implement a first ledger node of a first cloud;
the first ledger node of the first cloud being configured to:
communicate over one or more networks with a plurality of additional ledger nodes associated with respective additional clouds;
obtain a transaction associated with a cloud-related operational state, wherein the cloud-related operational state comprises status information associated within the deployment of a given application on the first cloud; and
broadcast the transaction to the additional ledger nodes;
wherein a cryptographic block characterizing at least the transaction is generated and entered into a blockchain distributed ledger collectively maintained by the first and additional ledger nodes; and
wherein the transaction is obtained from cloud application deployment software instantiated on the first cloud.

US Pat. No. 10,484,335

SECURE REMOTE COMPUTER NETWORK

Connectify, Inc., Philad...

1. A computer communications network system, comprising:(a) at least one VPN server computer in a hub mode in communication connectivity with an external network;
(b) at least one VPN client computer in a client mode in communication connectivity with an external network;
(c) a directory service in communication connectivity with an external network, the directory service enabling open protocol real-time messaging; and
(d) a management database for recording real time statistics related to the computer communications network system, the real time statistics including (i) cost, (ii) performance, and (iii) expected reliability of each of a plurality of potential connections between the at least one VPN server computer in a hub mode and the at least one VPN client computer in a client mode,
wherein said at least one VPN server computer in a hub mode initiates a connection with said directory service to be registered and made available for said at least one VPN client computer in a client mode to dynamically communicate via the open protocol real-time messaging with said at least one VPN server computer in a hub mode through an external network.

US Pat. No. 10,484,332

APPLICATION BASED NETWORK TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

VMware, Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. A method of operating a hypervisor associated with a virtual machine to implement a firewall for the virtual machine, the method comprisingobtaining, from a virtual computing service, identifiers for one or more applications available for execution on the virtual machine from one or more mounted application volumes;
identifying firewall rules for the one or more applications;
identifying outbound network traffic from the virtual machine to a destination network address;
determining whether to permit the outbound network traffic based on the firewall rules; and
if permitted, forwarding the outbound network traffic to the destination network address.

US Pat. No. 10,484,326

DISTRIBUTED MESSAGE QUEUE STREAM VERIFICATION

Confluent, Inc., Palo Al...

1. An apparatus for verification of messages in a distributed message queue, comprising:a central verification analysis system, installed on at least one central verification analysis server, and configured to receive and aggregate verification reports and organize verification reports by a message topic, including producer verification reports from a producer metrics collector module and consumer verification reports from a consumer metrics collector module;
a metric management application, installed on a central management server, that presents to users data related to verification information aggregated by the central verification analysis system;
wherein messages from the producer metrics collector module include a cumulative checksum;
wherein producer verification messages are received at least when no other messages are sent in a particular time period;
wherein the central verification analysis system determines (a) whether any messages were lost or duplicated, (b) the time it takes produced messages to be consumed, and (c) uses a combination of verification messages and cumulative checksums to assess the fidelity of the computations performed in (a); and
a graphical user interface provided by the metric management application allowing a user to interact with and view the calculations completed by the central verification analysis system and request receipt of notifications.

US Pat. No. 10,484,317

TECHNIQUES FOR GENERATING MESSAGES TO ENTITIES REFERENCED IN A MESSAGING THREAD

FACEBOOK, INC., Menlo Pa...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving a partial entity-reference invocation in a message thread display on a client device in response to detecting an entity-reference invocation symbol in a text-entry field;
suggesting, based on the partial entity reference invocation, one or more entity-reference invocations referencing entities not participating in the messaging interaction;
receiving a user selection of one of the one or more suggested entity-reference invocations;
generating a message to the entity referenced in the selected entity-reference invocation; and
sending the message to a messaging system.

US Pat. No. 10,484,316

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING AND SHARING MEDIA PLAYLISTS

S Wave Pty Ltd, Hawthorn...

1. A system for facilitating the creation of playlists of media files includinga database configured to store a plurality of playlists therein, each playlist including one or more media files, and each playlist and media file being identifiable by one or more identifiers;
a search engine being operatively configured to search and locate
one or more media files of a selected play list, wherein the selected play list can be selected from a list including playlists and media files identified based on the one or more identifiers,
one or more playlists including a selected media file, wherein the selected media file can be selected from a list of media files and play lists identified based on the one or more identifiers; and
a display module for generating display data to display search results of the search engine, wherein the display module is configured to generate display data for displaying
a first list of playlists and media files in response to receiving one or more identifiers,
a second list of playlists in response to a selected media file from the first list, wherein the selected media file forms part of each playlist in the second list, and
a third list of media files in response to a selected playlist from the second list,
wherein the selected play list includes the third list of media files
or for displaying
a first list of playlists and media files in response to receiving one or more identifiers,
a second list of media files in response to a selected playlist from the first list, wherein the selected playlist includes the second list of media files, and
a third list of playlists in response to a selected media file from the second list, wherein the selected media file forms part of each playlist in the second list.

US Pat. No. 10,484,315

METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR ADDING NETWORK COMMENT INFORMATION

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. A method of adding user comments on webpages, the method comprising:at a computing device having one or more processors and memory for storing one or more programs to be executed by the one or more processors:
displaying a webpage including a visual object;
receiving a user selection of at least a portion of the visual object for adding comments on the visual object;
in response to the user selection of the portion of the visual object, generating a transparent layer within the webpage, the transparent layer including a comment entry region, wherein the comment entry region includes an enlarged visual content of the portion of the visual object as a background in the comment entry region;
concurrently displaying the enlarged visual content of the portion of the visual object in the comment entry region and the remaining portion of the visual object of the webpage that is not selected by the user;
receiving a user comment in a graphical form through the comment entry region; and
sending the user comment in the graphical form and a corresponding user identifier to a server managing the webpage, wherein the server generates a revised webpage by combining the visual object and the user comment in the graphical form.

US Pat. No. 10,484,296

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMIC QUEUE MANAGEMENT USING QUEUE PROTOCOLS

Live Nation Entertainment...

1. A computer-implemented method for predicting future system loads by weighting previous request loads for resources, the method comprising:accessing, at a load management server, one or more data sources storing a plurality of access rights to a resource;
generating system load data representing a load of user requests received at the load management server, the load of user requests including at least one request received from a user device requesting that an access right to the resource be assigned to the user device;
querying the load management server for the system load data, the system load data including a first request load over a first time period and a second request load over a second time period, the first request load representing first query requests for a resource, the second request load representing second query requests for the resource;
generating a prediction of a future request load on the one or more data sources, the future request load predicting a load of third query requests to occur, the generation of the future request load being based on at least one of the first request load or the second request load;
determining a parameter to associate with the resource for a duration of a third time period occurring at a future time, the determination of the parameter being based at least in part on the predicted future request load; and
associating the parameter with one or more access rights of the plurality of access rights to the resource, the association of the parameter with the one or more access rights creating a condition that, once satisfied by a user device, enables assignment of an access right to that user device.

US Pat. No. 10,484,292

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM WITH CONTROL PROGRAM STORED THEREON

NINTENDO CO., LTD., Kyot...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:radio circuitry configured to wirelessly transmit and receive a packet through synchronous communication to and from another apparatus; and
a processor configured to:
determine whether the packet transmitted from the radio circuitry has been received by the another apparatus, and
select, when reception of a previously transmitted packet by the another apparatus is not confirmed, between retransmission processing for retransmitting the previously transmitted packet and non-retransmission processing for transmitting another packet instead of the previously transmitted packet, the selection depending on a content of the previously transmitted packet, wherein:
the packet transmitted from the radio circuitry contains first sequence information having a value varied in accordance with prescribed rules each time the packet is transmitted or received, and second sequence information having a value incremented each time data is transmitted, wherein the second sequence information is longer in data length than the first sequence information,
the processor is configured to determine whether the packet transmitted from the radio circuitry has been received by the another apparatus based on the first sequence information, and
the first sequence information having the value that has been varied in accordance with the prescribed rules is provided to a packet to be transmitted in the retransmission processing and/or the non-retransmission processing.

US Pat. No. 10,484,290

BRIDGE MODULE AND DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD

ASMEDIA TECHNOLOGY INC., ...

1. A bridge module configured to establish a bridge communication between a host and a data transceiver, the bridge module comprising:a first transmission interface electrically connected to the host, configured to transfer data with the host at an uplink data transmission rate from the first transmission interface to the host;
a second transmission interface electrically connected to the data transceiver, configured to transfer data with the data transceiver at a downlink data transmission rate from the second transmission interface to the data transceiver; and
a processing device configured to adjust the downlink data transmission rate according to the uplink data transmission rate by selecting one of a plurality of predetermined downlink data transmission rates as the adjusted downlink data transmission rate, wherein the selected downlink data transmission rate is the highest one of the predetermined downlink data transmission rates that are lower than the uplink data transmission rate;
wherein the processing device is configured to adjust a processor frequency of the processing device according to the uplink data transmission rate by selecting one of predetermined processor frequencies as the adjusted processor frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,484,288

NETWORK FLOW CONTROL

Level 3 Communications, L...

1. A method of optimizing network traffic flow for a content delivery network (CDN), comprising:assigning a first network flow parameter for a first application requesting content from the CDN from one or more user devices in communication with the CDN, the first network flow parameter establishing one or more quality of service criteria for a transmission of the requested content associated with providing content to the first application;
receiving a request for content at a content server of the CDN from a requesting device, the request received from the first application executing on the requesting device and comprising a host name associated with the first application;
applying the first network flow parameter for transmitting the requested content to the requesting device in response to the host name associated with the first application;
transmitting, at a first rate, the requested content to the requesting device with the first network flow parameters applied to the transmission of the requested content associated with providing content to the first application;
receiving an indication that the requested content may be transmitted to the application at a second rate that is higher than the first rate;
altering the first network flow parameter to deliver the requested content at a third rate that is between the first rate and the second rate; and
altering, after a period of time, the first network flow parameter to deliver the requested content at the second rate.

US Pat. No. 10,484,280

OPERATION METHOD OF A COMMUNICATION NODE IN NETWORK

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. An operation method of a first communication node in an Ethernet-based vehicle network, the operation method comprising:receiving a first frame from a second communication node;
obtaining a destination address of the first frame without performing an error check operation on the first frame;
transmitting the first frame through a port corresponding to the destination address based on a routing table of the first communication node;
receiving a second frame including a first indicator indicating an occurrence of an error in the first frame from a third communication node receiving the first frame;
transmitting the second frame to a fourth communication node corresponding to a source address of the first frame;
receiving, from the third communication node, a third frame including a second indicator requesting to perform the error check operation;
receiving a fourth frame from the second communication node; and
performing the error check operation on the fourth frame.

US Pat. No. 10,484,277

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO MEASURE MARKET STATISTICS

The Nielsen Company (US),...

1. A method to correct data source error, comprising:identifying, by executing an instruction with a processor, a first hostname label based on a reverse resolve of an Internet protocol (IP) address corresponding to a household;
parsing the first hostname label to identify a service provider name;
invoking a trace route of the IP address corresponding to the household, the trace route originating from two or more originating IP addresses to identify second and third hostname labels associated with corresponding router last hops, the two or more originating IP addresses different from each other and targeting the same IP address corresponding to the household;
when the second and third hostname labels include a matching location indicator, confirming the service provider name is valid; and
when the first hostname label service provider name matches a service provider name in self reported data, correcting, by executing an instruction with the processor, an error metric of a data source storing the self reported data by adjusting a weight value associated with the self reported data.

US Pat. No. 10,484,271

DATA UNIVERSAL FORWARDING PLANE FOR INFORMATION EXCHANGE

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A device, comprising:a non-transitory memory storage comprising instructions; and
one or more processors in communication with the memory, wherein the one or more processors execute the instructions to:
receive, at a first interface of a router in an information centric network (ICN), an interest packet that includes a first content name that describes first content, the interest packet including an advertised content field containing an identifier of second content associated with a first client device;
store, in at least one routing table, the identifier of the second content and the first interface associated with the interest packet;
forward the interest packet
receive, at the router, a data packet for the first content, the data packet comprising an identifier of the second content associated with the first client device;
determine from the at least one routing table a first interface associated with the identifier of the second content; and
route the data packet for the first content to the interface associated with the identifier of the second content in the at least one routing table, wherein the at least one routing table includes a first routing table and a second routing table;
determine the first interface from a second routing table of the at least one routing table;
determine, in response to the interest packet, whether the first routing table contains the first content name and one or more interfaces corresponding to the first content name;
forward the interest packet to one or more interfaces identified in the first routing table when the first routing table contains the first content name;
map the first content name to a first identifier reflecting the first content using a predetermined coding when the first routing table does not contain the first content name;
determine whether the second routing table contains the first identifier and one or more or more interfaces associated with the first identifier; and
forward the interest packet to one or more interfaces identified in the second routing table when the second routing table contains the first identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,484,266

LEVERAGING MULTI-STREAM TRANSPORT PROTOCOL CAPABILITIES FOR ROUTING

Citrix Systems, Inc., Fo...

1. A method of performing multi-stream routing, comprising:determining, by a device intermediary to a client and a server, that the server is capable of handling multi-stream protocol connections;
identifying, by the device, one or more packets communicated between the client and the server via a first interface for a first connection established between the client and the server;
estimating, by the device, based on the one or more packets, a link quality for each of a plurality of second interfaces with which to communicate with the server;
identifying, by the device, a policy to apply to the one or more packets communicated between the client and the server;
selecting, by the device, a second interface of the plurality of second interfaces via which to communicate subsequent packets between the client and the server based on a configuration mapping, the link quality estimated for each of the plurality of second interfaces, and the policy identified to be applied to the one or more packets, the configuration mapping specifying which of the plurality of second interfaces is to be selected using a mapping of the link quality and the policy; and
establishing, by the device, a second connection between the client and the server using the second interface instead of the first interface.

US Pat. No. 10,484,262

DYNAMIC CLONING OF APPLICATION INFRASTRUCTURES

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A method comprising:monitoring, by a computer system, one or more metrics pertaining to an existing infrastructure for an application at a first site, wherein the existing infrastructure includes a first virtual server and a plurality of first application servers, and wherein the first virtual server is configured to receive, at a first virtual IP address (VIP), client requests for the application and redirect the client requests to one or more of the plurality of first application servers; and
if the one or more metrics exceeds or falls below one or more corresponding thresholds, creating, by the computer system, a new infrastructure for the application at a second site distinct from the first site, wherein the new infrastructure at the second site is based on the existing infrastructure at the first site and enables the application to be hosted at the second site.

US Pat. No. 10,484,258

OUT OF SEQUENCE DELIVERY OF AN SDU IN A RADIO DEVICE

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a radio device, the method comprising:receiving a plurality of Protocol Data Units, PDUs, of a PDU sequence over a radio interface;
detecting that a PDU of the sequence of the received PDUs is missing;
for each of the received PDUs, identifying which Service Data Unit(s), SDU, it relates to;
based on said identifying, determining that a complete SDU is obtainable from one or several PDUs of the received PDUs, which one or several PDUs are later in the sequence of the received PDUs than the missing PDU;
obtaining the complete SDU from said one or several PDUs;
performing a packet inspection of the obtained complete SDU to determine the type of data it carries;
based on the performed packet inspection, determining that the complete SDU fulfils a predetermined criterion; and
delivering the complete SDU which fulfils the predetermined criterion to a higher layer in the radio device, before receiving a retransmission of the PDU which is missing.

US Pat. No. 10,484,251

PROTOCOL AGNOSTIC MESSAGE ORIENTED MIDDLEWARE FOR IOT, SAAS AND ENTERPRISE INTEGRATION

SRB Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A computer-implemented method for providing protocol agnostic message oriented middleware for integration, the computer-implemented method comprising:connecting a first application and device to a protocol-less integration middleware broker, wherein the protocol-less integration middleware broker does not have a proprietary application programming interface (API) stored for integrating the first application and device with a second application and device;
converting data of an industry standard integration protocol from the first application and device to a common protocol used within the protocol-less integration middleware broker;
converting the data from the common protocol to a desired protocol pertaining to the second application and device; and
exchanging data to the second application and device wherein the data is transformed from one protocol to another protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,484,246

DYNAMIC CLUSTERING OF NETWORK NODES FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS

IBOTTA, INC., Denver, CO...

1. A method for delivering content to a given cluster of receiving nodes in a computer network, comprising:(a) receiving, by one or more network adaptors, over the computer network, a first set of user data from a transmitting node associated with a transmitting user, the first set of user data comprising user activity data of each of a plurality of users with respect to the transmitting user;
(b) receiving, by the one or more network adaptors, over the computer network, a second set of user data from each node associated with each of the plurality of users, the second set of user data comprising user activity data of each of the plurality of users stored by each node;
(c) segmenting, by one or more processors, a plurality of receiving nodes, in the computer network, into a plurality of clusters of nodes based at least in part on the first set of user data and the second set of user data, wherein the plurality of receiving nodes comprises the each node associated with each of the plurality of users;
(d) receiving, by the one or more network adaptors, over the computer network, a communication content from the transmitting node, wherein the communication content is associated with a rule data, wherein the rule data comprises one or more identifiers for one or more clusters of receiving nodes;
(e) mapping, by the one or more processors, based on the one or more identifiers in the rule data, the communication content to the one or more clusters of receiving nodes; and
(f) delivering, by the one or more network adaptors, over the computer network, the communication content to a plurality of receiving nodes belonging to the one or more clusters.

US Pat. No. 10,484,242

DYNAMIC CLOUD STACK CONFIGURATION

Bank of America Corporati...

1. A dynamic cloud stack configuration system comprising:a cloud network comprising a plurality of cloud components;
a cloud stack server communicatively coupled to the cloud network, the cloud stack server comprising:
an interface operable to receive a cloud stack request from a user device, wherein the cloud stack request identifies user preferences associated with an operation of a cloud stack; and
a memory operable to store a plurality of historic cloud stack configurations, wherein each of the plurality of historic cloud stack configurations is associated with one or more functionality parameters;
a cloud stack configuration engine implemented by a processor operably coupled to the memory and the interface, and configured to:
identify one or more cloud components associated with the user preferences, wherein identifying the one or more cloud components comprises comparing the user preferences with features of the one or more cloud components;
determine the one or more cloud components are compatible with each other;
determine a cloud stack configuration that incorporates the one or more cloud components in response to determining that the one or more cloud components are compatible with each other;
determine whether the cloud stack configuration is an optimal cloud stack configuration by analyzing the historic cloud stack configurations;
in response to determining that the cloud stack configuration is an optimal cloud stack configuration, construct the cloud stack configuration by including the one or more cloud components that are determined to be compatible with each other and that meet the user preferences, and by excluding any cloud components that are determined to be incompatible with a remainder of the cloud stack configuration; and
implement the cloud stack configuration at the user device.

US Pat. No. 10,484,235

POWER MANAGEMENT METHOD IN NETWORK AND APPARATUS FOR THE SAME

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. An operation method of a first communication node in a vehicle network, the method comprising:measuring a magnitude of a current supplied to a second communication node through a data line in the vehicle network;
comparing the measured magnitude of the current with a predetermined threshold value;
generating an address resolution protocol (ARP) frame including fault-related information when the second communication node is determined to be in a fault state based on a result of the comparison; and
transmitting the ARP frame.

US Pat. No. 10,484,233

IMPLEMENTING PROVIDER EDGE WITH HYBRID PACKET PROCESSING APPLIANCE

1. An apparatus comprising:a processor; and
a memory coupled with the processor, the memory storing executable instructions that when executed by the processor cause the processor to effectuate operations comprising:
receiving data from a switch during a period;
sampling the data during the period;
determining a plurality of characteristics associated with the sampled data;
based on a first characteristic of the plurality of characteristics reaching a threshold, determining criteria to indicate data to offload through the switch; and
based on the determining the criteria to indicate data to offload through the switch, adjusting a data path of the indicated data to bypass the apparatus for subsequent data received at the switch and matching the criteria.

US Pat. No. 10,484,229

PAM RECEPTION CIRCUIT AND RECEPTION APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A PAM reception circuit comprising:a first comparison circuit that outputs a first bit value in two-bit values based on a result of a comparison between a reception signal of pulse amplitude modulation 4 in which the two-bit values are associated with four potential levels divided by three threshold values by gray codes and a first threshold value which is a center of the three threshold values;
an absolute value circuit that outputs an absolute value of a difference between the reception signal and the first threshold value or a negative value obtained by inverting a sign of the absolute value from a positive sign to a negative sign; and
a second comparison circuit that outputs a second bit value in the two-bit values based on a result of a comparison between a second threshold value which is larger than the first threshold value in the three threshold values and the absolute value or a result of a comparison between a third threshold value which is smaller than the first threshold value in the three threshold values and the negative value.

US Pat. No. 10,484,228

WAKEUP RADIO TRANSMIT DIVERSITY

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A first wireless device, comprising:a processor;
memory in electronic communication with the processor; and
instructions stored in the memory and executable by the processor to cause the first wireless device to:
identify, for a first portion of a wakeup radio frame, a first set of cyclic delay values corresponding to a plurality of antennas of the first wireless device;
identify, for a second portion of the wakeup radio frame, a second set of cyclic delay values corresponding to the plurality of antennas;
apply the first set of cyclic delay values to symbols of the first portion of the wakeup radio frame for the plurality of antennas and the second set of cyclic delay values to symbols of the second portion of the wakeup radio frame for the plurality of antennas to generate cyclically-shifted wakeup signals for the plurality of antennas; and
transmit the cyclically-shifted wakeup signals to a second wireless device using the plurality of antennas.

US Pat. No. 10,484,220

TRANSMITTING METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AN OFDM SIGNAL GENERATED BY PERFORMING AN IFFT PROCESSING ON A PREAMBLE AND ONE OR MORE SUBFRAMES INTO WHICH PILOT SIGNALS ARE INSERTED

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

5. A transmitting apparatus comprising:a frame configurator that, in operation, configures a preamble and one or more subframes following the preamble, the preamble carrying control information, the one or more subframes including a first subframe and a second subframe, the first subframe being configured by mapping first modulated signals of a first Physical Layer Pipe (PLP) and second modulated signals of a second PLP onto time-frequency resources used for data transmission in the first subframe, the second subframe being configured by mapping third modulated signals of a third PLP onto time-frequency resources used for data transmission in the second subframe;
a pilot inserter that, in operation, inserts pilot signals into the preamble and the one or more subframes;
an Inverse Fast Fourier Transform (IFFT) processor that, in operation, performs an IFFT processing on the preamble and the one or more subframes into which the pilot signals are inserted to generate an orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) signal; and
a transmitter that, in operation, transmits the OFDM signal, wherein
the time-frequency resources in the first subframe includes first resources and second resources that are provided for a first OFDM symbol and a second OFDM symbol, respectively, the first resources being arranged in a frequency direction and corresponding to respective OFDM subcarriers for data transmission, the second resources being arranged in the frequency direction and corresponding to the respective OFDM subcarriers for data transmission, the first resources being adjacent to the second resources in a time direction,
the first modulated signals include a first sequence of first modulated signals and a second sequence of first modulated signals following the first sequence,
the first sequence is mapped onto the first resources within a first range in the frequency direction,
the second sequence is mapped onto the second resources within the first range,
the second modulated signals include a third sequence of modulated signals and a fourth sequence of modulated signals following the third sequence,
the third sequence is mapped onto the first resources within a second range in the frequency direction,
the fourth sequence is mapped onto the second resources within the second range,
the control information includes first information, second information, and third information,
the first information, specified as a position relative to a beginning of the first subframe, indicates a starting position of time-frequency resources provided for the first modulated signals,
the second information, specified as a position relative to the beginning of the first subframe, indicates a starting position of time-frequency resources provided for the second modulated signals, and
the third information, specified as a position relative to a beginning of the second subframe, indicates a starting position of time-frequency resources provided for the third modulated signals.

US Pat. No. 10,484,217

METHOD OF DETECTING FSK-MODULATED SIGNALS, CORRESPONDING CIRCUIT, DEVICE AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT

STMICROELECTRONICS DESIGN...

1. A method, comprising:counting an occurrence of a first set of n periods of a frequency-shift-keying (FSK)-modulated waveform, where n is an integer number, said n periods of said FSK-modulated waveform in said first set having a first time duration, wherein a period of the FSK-modulated waveform varies as a function of a level of a digital modulation signal;
counting an occurrence of a second set of n periods of said FSK-modulated waveform, said n periods of said FSK-modulated waveform in said second set having a second time duration;
determining, based on the counting of the first set of n periods, the first time duration;
determining, based on the counting of the second set of n periods, the second time duration;
comparing a difference between said first time duration and said second time duration to a threshold; and
detecting a change in a frequency of said FSK-modulated waveform indicative of a change in the level of said digital modulating signal based on the comparing of the difference between the first time duration and the second time duration to the threshold, wherein:
the method comprises cyclically counting occurrences of sets of n periods of said FSK-modulated waveform over sequential time windows,
said first set of n periods includes a set of n periods of said FSK-modulated waveform during a current time window, and
said second set of n periods includes a set of n periods of said FSK-modulated waveform during a previous time window.

US Pat. No. 10,484,202

RELAY DEVICE, ELECTRONIC CONTROL DEVICE, AND VEHICLE-MOUNTED NETWORK SYSTEM

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A relay device which relays a plurality of buses to which a plurality of vehicle-mounted processing devices are connected, comprising:a signal processing and forwarding pathway which processes a signal received from one of the plurality of buses and forwards the signal to another bus,
wherein the plurality of buses include at least a first bus and a second bus, and
wherein the signal processing and forwarding pathway includes:
a first communication device which transmits an output signal generated based on a first signal received from the first bus to the second bus, and
a second communication device which transmits an output signal generated based on a second signal received from the second bus to the first bus;
a bypass connection pathway which connects the one bus to the other bus, bypassing the signal processing and forwarding pathway, wherein the bypass connection pathway includes a switch, one end of the switch being connected to the first bus and the other end of the switch being connected to the second bus; and
a controller which turns on the switch in a first period in which a communication rate of the first or second signal is a first communication rate and turns off the switch in a second period in which the communication rate of the first or second signal is a second communication rate, wherein the second communication rate is higher than the first communication rate.

US Pat. No. 10,484,196

SYSTEM COMPONENT INSTALLATION

Vivint, Inc., Provo, UT ...

1. A computer-implemented method for installing a component, the method comprising:generating, via a computing device of a security and automation system, a request to register the component with the security and automation system, wherein the computing device and the component are positioned within a same premises;
transmitting, via the computing device, the request to an activation system that is remote from the premises;
receiving, from the activation system via a first radio access technology communication link, an indication that the component is registered with a provider of the security and automation system based at least in part on the request;
activating, via the computing device, the component based at least in part on the received indication;
establishing a second radio access technology communication link between the computing device of the security and automation system and the component based at least in part on the indication, wherein the second radio access technology communication link is different from the first radio access technology communication link;
monitoring, via the computing device, a status of the component using the second radio access technology communication link;
detecting an alarm condition associated with the component based at least in part on the monitoring, wherein the component comprises a sensor and the alarm condition comprises a detected sensor event; and
communicating the alarm condition to a remote monitoring system via a third radio access technology communication link between the computing device and the remote monitoring system.

US Pat. No. 10,484,191

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A wireless communication device comprising:a circuitry configured to
communicate wirelessly with a plurality of slave stations under control;
control data transmission with each of the slave stations;
control the wireless communication device serving as a master station to perform multicast transmission to the plurality of slave stations;
specify, in an acknowledgement request frame, two or more slave stations selected from the plurality of slave stations transmitting respective acknowledgement responses and a transmission scheme of the respective acknowledgement responses;
transmit the acknowledgement request frame that requests the respective acknowledgement responses for the multicast transmission from the two or more of the plurality of slave stations;
receive the respective acknowledgement responses simultaneously transmitted from the two or more of the plurality of slave stations;
acquire information on each of respective propagation paths between each of the two or more of the plurality of slave stations and the wireless communication device from each of training signals simultaneously transmitted from each of the two or more of the plurality of slave stations in accordance with an encoding scheme; and
separate the respective acknowledgement responses received simultaneously from the two or more of the plurality of slave stations on a basis of the information on the respective propagation paths between the two or more of the plurality of slave stations and the wireless communication device,
wherein the transmission scheme includes the encoding scheme of the training signals for the plurality of acknowledgement responses to be separated, the training signals being encoded orthogonal to each other in accordance with the encoding scheme and transmitted simultaneously, each of the training signals being included in each response frame together with each of the acknowledgement responses.

US Pat. No. 10,484,190

MANAGING CHANNELS IN AN OPEN DATA ECOSYSTEM

SATORI WORLDWIDE, LLC, P...

1. A method, comprising:providing one or more graphical user interfaces to a first user of an open data ecosystem, wherein:
the open data ecosystem comprises a plurality of public channels and a plurality of private channels; and
users of the open data ecosystem are able to receive messages on each of the plurality of public channels;
receiving first user input indicating channel configuration information from the first user via the one or more graphical user interfaces; and
configuring, by a computer processing device, one or more channels of the plurality of public channels or the plurality of private channels based on the channel configuration information received from the first user via the one or more graphical user interfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,484,186

CASCADING MULTIVARIATE QUADRATIC IDENTIFICATION SCHEMES FOR CHAIN OF TRUST

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A system comprising:at least one hardware processor to execute instructions;
at least one non-transitory storage medium including instructions that when executed by the processor enable the system to generate a respective public/private key pair for each component of a plurality of components of a computing environment using a multivariate quadratic function F, determine a first commitment value and a second commitment value for a first component of the plurality of components in the first component using a public key of a respective public/private key pair for a previous component, including to determine at least one of the first and second commitment values for the first component using a polar function G, wherein the polar function G is a polar form of the multivariate quadratic function F, provide the first commitment value, the second commitment value and the public key of the respective public/private key pair for the previous component to a verifier in response to a challenge from the verifier, and add the first component to a chain of trust for the computing environment if the first commitment value is equal to a first expected commitment value and the second commitment value is equal to a second expected commitment value.

US Pat. No. 10,484,183

VIRTUAL NETWORK SYSTEM, CONTROL APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND CONTROL PROGRAM

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A virtual network system comprising:an authentication server configured to store authentication information corresponding to a provider of a virtual network function which executes a network function in a carrier network, the virtual network function being included in a virtual network service provided in the carrier network; and
a control apparatus configured to:
receive an instruction which represents activation or change of the virtual network function;
acquire whether or not the instructed virtual network function has been validly registered or updated, based on the authentication information; and
perform the activation or the change of the instructed virtual network function in response to a status that the instructed virtual network function corresponds to the authentication information.

US Pat. No. 10,484,179

DATA CONSISTENCY IN AN ENCRYPTED REPLICATION ENVIRONMENT

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A computer-executable method for testing data consistency in a replicated data storage environment, wherein the replicated data storage environment includes data storage systems at a production site and a target site, wherein the target site is located within a cloud storage provider and each of the data storage systems includes one or more processors and memory, the computer-executable method comprising: receiving a request for a data consistency check of encrypted data stored at the second data storage system at the target site; retrieving replicated signatures from the second data storage system at the target site, wherein the replicated signatures are based on encrypted data stored at the second data storage system, wherein the encrypted data is data that was encrypted with a production encryption key maintained only at the production site; retrieving production signatures from a first data storage system from the production site, wherein retrieving production signatures comprises: encrypting data from the first data storage system at the production site using the production encryption key maintained only at the production site; and creating the production signatures based on the encrypted data from the production site; and determining data consistency based on an analysis of the replicated signatures and the production signatures, wherein, to accurately verify consistency between the replicated signatures and the production signatures, the production encryption key maintained only at the production site is used for to encrypt both the encrypted data from the first data storage system and the encrypted data stored at the second data storage system.

US Pat. No. 10,484,174

PROTECTING AN ENCRYPTION KEY FOR DATA STORED IN A STORAGE SYSTEM THAT INCLUDES A PLURALITY OF STORAGE DEVICES

Pure Storage, Inc., Moun...

1. A method of protecting an encryption key for data stored in a storage system that includes a plurality of storage devices, the method comprising:reading, from a majority of each of the storage devices, a portion of an apartment key, wherein the portion of the apartment key is stored in an unlocked portion of the majority of each of the storage devices, and wherein a main portion of the majority of each of the storage devices is locked;
reconstructing the apartment key using portions of the apartment key read from the majority of each of the storage devices;
unlocking the main portion of the majority of each of the storage devices by utilizing the apartment key;
reading, from a main portion of a majority of one of the storage devices, a third-party resource access key;
requesting, from third-party resource utilizing the third-party resource access key, the encryption key for data stored on the storage devices;
receiving, from the third-party resource, the encryption key for data stored on the storage devices; and
decrypting the data stored on the storage devices by utilizing the encryption key.

US Pat. No. 10,484,163

MEASURE AND IMPROVE CLOCK SYNCHRONIZATION USING COMBINATION OF TRANSPARENT AND BOUNDARY CLOCKS

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

1. A network time synchronization management system comprising:a computing device in communication with a communication network comprising a slave node coupled to a working master node through at least one boundary node, the computing device comprising at least one non-transitory computer readable medium comprising instructions stored thereon that when executed are effective to cause at least one processor to:
receive a request to synchronize the slave node with the working master node;
establish a first communication session between the boundary node and the slave node, the first communication session configured to measure a first timing delay from the boundary node to the slave node;
establish a second communication session between the working master node and the slave node through the boundary node, the second communication session configured to measure a second timing delay from the working master node to the slave node;
adjust a timing delay correction factor according to the first timing delay and the second timing delay; and
synchronize the slave node with the working master node according to the adjusted timing delay correction factor;
wherein the first and second communications sessions are different from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,484,151

CONTROLLING RANDOM-ACCESS CHANNEL (RACH) RETRANSMISSIONS FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of communication at a base station, comprising:determining a maximum number of consecutive MSG1 retransmissions that a user equipment (UE) is permitted to perform;
transmitting information indicating the maximum number of consecutive MSG1 retransmissions to the UE;
receiving, before a random access response (RAR) window, a consecutive MSG1 retransmission from the UE; and
repeating the receiving, after the RAR window, one or more subsequent consecutive MSG1 retransmissions from the UE until the maximum number of consecutive MSG1 retransmissions has been received, wherein each subsequent consecutive MSG1 retransmission is received after a corresponding RAR window.

US Pat. No. 10,484,148

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING MULTIMEDIA DATA

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of receiving multimedia data in a hybrid network system, the method comprising:receiving, by a transceiver, multimedia data from a broadcast server;
identifying lost data in the multimedia data;
determining, by at least one processor, whether reconstruction of the lost data is possible through an application layer forward error correction (AL-FEC) based on the lost data;
when the reconstruction of the multimedia data is not possible through the AL-FEC while receiving the multimedia data from the broadcast server, requesting, by the at least one processor to a broadband server, an automatic repeat request (ARQ) for a retransmission of the lost data in the multimedia data through an intermediate node of a network in the hybrid network system while receiving the multimedia data from the broadcast server;
receiving, by the transceiver from the broadband server, retransmitted data corresponding to the lost data that is retransmitted based on the ARQ; and
reconstructing the lost data based on the retransmitted data.

US Pat. No. 10,484,142

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING HARQ ACK/NACK FEEDBACK BY USING TERMINAL-SPECIFIC TDD FRAME IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...


US Pat. No. 10,484,139

ADDRESS VERIFICATION ON A BUS

Lenovo Enterprise Solutio...

1. A method of address verification on a bus, the bus connecting a plurality of receiving bus nodes and one or more sending bus nodes, the bus providing communication among the bus nodes, the method comprising:receiving, by a receiving bus node over the bus, a parity signal and an address signal, the address signal identifying an address of a target receiving bus node, wherein the receiving bus node first receives the address signal as a plurality of bits on a signal line of the bus and, immediately following the address signal, receives the parity signal as at least one bit on the same signal line;
determining, by the receiving bus node, whether the address of the target receiving bus node matches an address of the receiving bus node;
responsive to determining that the address of the target receiving bus node matches the address of the receiving bus node, determining, by the receiving bus node, whether the parity signal is an expected parity signal, wherein values of the parity signal and the expected parity signal are determined based on an address of a corresponding receiving bus node;
responsive to determining that the address of the target receiving bus node does not match an address of the receiving bus node, suppressing, by the receiving bus node, an acknowledgment of receipt of the address signal; and
responsive to determining that both the address of the target receiving bus node matches an address of the receiving bus node and the parity signal is not the expected parity signal, suppressing, by the receiving bus node, the acknowledgment of receipt of the address signal.

US Pat. No. 10,484,137

POLAR CODE HYBRID AUTOMATIC REPEAT REQUEST METHOD AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A polar code hybrid automatic repeat request method comprising:obtaining, by a communications device, a bit sequence of retransmission information, wherein the bit sequence of the retransmission information comprises K retransmission information bits determined from a bit sequence of first transmission information, the bit sequence of the first transmission information comprises N first transmission information bits, N is a positive integer, and K is a positive integer not greater than N;
performing, by the communications device, polar code encoding on the bit sequence of the retransmission information, to obtain an encoded retransmission bit sequence; and
sending, by the communications device, the encoded retransmission bit sequence to another communications device.

US Pat. No. 10,484,136

HIGH SPEED INTERLEAVER/DEINTERLEAVER DEVICE SUPPORTING LINE RATE, AND METHOD THEREOF

Hughes Network Systems, L...

1. A method for deinterleaving samples for a frame, the method comprising:providing a memory and a stream count selected from n-different supported stream counts;
virtually dividing the memory into x-rows, y-columns and the y-columns into equal sections, wherein a section count equals the stream count, x is at least a frame length divided by v and y is calculated as a common denominator of a majority of the n-different supported stream counts;
calculating, for a sample of the samples, a write address comprising a row and stream count number of columns in the row based on a location of the sample in the frame, wherein the sample comprises stream count soft decisions;
receiving the sample; and
writing the sample to the memory,
wherein each soft decision of the sample is written row-wise to a respective column of the row and the memory is less than or equal to the frame length.

US Pat. No. 10,484,130

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PARALLEL POLAR CODE ENCODING/DECODING

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for polar code encoding, the method comprising:transmitting at least a first segment of information bits over a first set of sub-channels; and
transmitting at least a second segment of information bits and a masked parity bit over a second set of sub-channels, wherein a value of the masked parity bit is equal to a bitwise combination of a first parity bit computed from the first segment of information bits and a second parity bit computed from the second segment of information bits, the second set of sub-channels being different than the first set of sub-channels.

US Pat. No. 10,484,128

BROADCAST RECEIVING APPARATUS AND SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A broadcast receiving apparatus comprising:a receiver configured to receive a data stream comprising a plurality of physical layer pipes (PLPs);
a demodulator configured to output at least one generic packet corresponding to each of the plurality of PLPs and additional information on the at least one generic packet by demodulating the plurality of PLPs; and
a signal processor configured to identify the at least one generic packet based on identification information of each of the plurality of PLPs included in the additional information and process the identified generic packet,
wherein the additional information comprises time information comprising information on a time when the data stream is received and information on a time required for demodulating the at least one generic packet, and
wherein the signal processor is configured to identify whether the time information is valid based on valid information included in the additional information and output data corresponding to the at least one generic packet based on a result of the identification.

US Pat. No. 10,484,126

CSI REPORT FOR MTC OPERATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a wireless device of reporting a narrowband channel quality indicator (CQI), the method comprising:receiving, in a wireless network comprising a carrier bandwidth of a first number of physical resource blocks (PRBs), a physical channel comprising a plurality of narrowband PRB sets, each narrowband PRB set of the plurality of narrowband PRB sets comprising a bandwidth of a second number of PRBs, wherein the bandwidth of the second number of PRBs is less than the bandwidth of the first number of PRBs, and wherein each narrowband PRB set of the plurality of narrowband PRB sets comprises different time and frequency resources than the other narrowband PRB sets of the plurality of narrowband PRB sets and receiving the physical channel comprises receiving the physical channel via frequency hopping between the plurality of narrowband PRB sets;
determining a CQI that indicates a modulation and code rate of the physical channel that may be used to transmit the physical channel with a transport block error probability not exceeding 0.1 when the physical channel is transmitted in the plurality of narrowband PRB sets in a subframe and at least part of the transport block is transmitted in the subframe; and
transmitting a report to a network node, the report comprising the determined CQI for frequency hopping between the plurality of narrowband PRB sets and wherein the report is formatted according to one of a long term evolution (LTE) transmission mode 1, 2 and 6 reporting format.

US Pat. No. 10,484,125

MULTICHANNEL OPTICAL TRANSCEIVER FOR MATCHING DATA TRAFFIC CLASSES TO CHANNEL NUMBERS

International Business Ma...

13. A method of operating a communication system, comprising:receiving, at a first data port of an electronic switch, data of a first type transmitted over one or more forward channels of a first communications link;
routing, at said electronic switch, said data of a first type to a second data port of said electronic switch;
receiving, at a second optical transceiver device, via said second data port of said electronic switch, said data of a first type using one or more first channels;
setting, using a hardware processor of said electronic circuit switch, a flag to establish a network path responsive to routing said one data of the first type from a first optical transceiver device over the forward channels of the first communications link to said second data port of said electronic circuit switch; and
setting, using the hardware processor of said electronic circuit switch, a switching state of said electronic circuit switch corresponding to said established network path, said switching state configuring said electronic circuit switch to route one data of a second type received at said second data port from said second optical transceiver device for transmission back to a receiver of said first optical transceiver device via said network path over a backward channel of said first communications link, said first optical transceiver device receiving said one data of a second type at said first data port of said electronic switch.

US Pat. No. 10,484,118

INTERCOM SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An intercom system comprising:a first communication network in which communication is performed between a plurality of terminals including a first entrance slave device and a first intercom master device over a first communication cable; and
a second communication network in which communication is performed between a plurality of terminals including a second entrance slave device and a second intercom master device over a second communication cable different from the first communication cable,
wherein
the first communication network and the second communication network are connected to each other via a third communication cable different from the first communication cable and the second communication cable,
each of the first communication network and the second communication network performs the communication by using a frame,
the frame is configured by a time slot group which includes a plurality of data slots and a synchronization slot, and
at least one of the first intercom master device and the second intercom master device, in operation, setting share or unshare of information of each data slot for the synchronization slot between the first communication network and the second communication network and controlling connection or disconnection for each data slot between the first communication network and the second communication network, in accordance with settings of the share or the unshare of information.

US Pat. No. 10,484,117

POLARIZATION FILTER SYSTEMS AND METHODS

LATTICE SEMICONDUCTOR COR...

1. A device comprising:a first transceiver module of a wireless communication system configured to faun one or more linearly polarized communication links with a second transceiver module of the wireless communication system; and
a dual channel polarization filter structure positioned between the first and second transceiver modules and configured to filter the one or more linearly polarized communication links to produce corresponding one or more filtered linearly polarized communication links;
wherein the dual channel polarization filter structure comprises first and second filter channels each formed from three structural layers including at least one metalized layer disposed between the remaining two structural layers, and wherein each filter channel comprises an array of filter elements each comprising at least one metamaterial absorber arrangement.

US Pat. No. 10,484,115

ANALOG AND DIGITAL AUDIO ALIGNMENT IN THE HD RADIO EXCITER ENGINE (EXGINE)

Ibiquity Digital Corporat...

1. An apparatus for generating a frequency modulation (FM) hybrid radio signal for broadcast, the apparatus comprising:a digital input port configured to receive digital audio packets of main program service (MPS) audio;
a modem operatively coupled to the digital port;
an analog input port configured to receive an audio engineer society format (AES) audio signal that is a digitized version of the analog signal component of the FM hybrid radio signal; and
an alignment unit configured to time-align the AES audio signal with the digital audio packets at the modem; wherein the modem is configured to generate the FM hybrid radio signal using the digital audio packets and the time-aligned AES audio signal.

US Pat. No. 10,484,114

AUTOMATED WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORKING TOPOLOGY MAPPING

COX COMMUNICAIONS, INC., ...

1. A system for generating a visual representation of a WiFi signal profile of an area of interest, the system comprising:at least one processor;
a memory storage that includes:
an area-of-interest mapping engine that uses the at least one processor to receive a layout image corresponding to the area of interest;
a device data collector that uses the at least one processor to:
receive identification of a wireless router in the area of interest;
receive identification of a user device in the area of interest;
receive location data associated with a location of the user device; and
receive identification of at least one wireless service provided by the user device;
a signal data collector that uses the at least one processor to receive signal data comprising a value of a measured WiFi signal level at the location of the user device;
a signal profile data visualization engine that uses the at least one processor to:
generate a dataset comprised of the value of the measured WiFi signal level and the location of the user device;
apply a weight to the value of the measured WiFi signal level based on an assessed bandwidth level associated with the at least one wireless service provided by the user device;
correlate a color with the weighted value of the measured WiFi signal level, wherein the color represents a determined adequacy of the measured WiFi signal level for providing the at least one wireless service;
generate a layer including the correlated color representing the weighted value of the measured WiFi signal level positioned at the location of the user device; and
overlay the generated layer on the layout image to generate a combined layout; and
an output engine that uses the at least one processor to transmit the combined layout to a device for rendering the combined layout as a signal data visual representation on a display of the device, wherein the visual representation indicates whether the measured WiFi signal level is adequate for enabling the user device to provide the at least one wireless service.

US Pat. No. 10,484,112

DYNAMICALLY ADJUSTABLE ANTENNAS FOR WEARABLE DEVICES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method of operating a wearable electronic device having a display formed at a front face of the electronic device, a dielectric rear housing wall formed at a rear face of the electronic device, an antenna, and processing circuitry, the method comprising:with the antenna, transmitting and receiving radio-frequency signals through the dielectric rear housing wall;
with the processing circuitry, gathering received signal strength indicator (RSSI) values associated with an amount of loading of the antenna by an external object through the dielectric rear housing wall; and
with the processing circuitry, adjusting the antenna to compensate for a change in the amount of loading of the antenna by the external object through the dielectric rear housing wall, wherein adjusting the antenna comprises:
generating filtered RSSI values by filtering the gathered RSSI values,
detecting a trigger event based on the filtered RSSI values, and
adjusting the antenna based on the detected trigger event.

US Pat. No. 10,484,108

TRANSMITTER IMAGE CALIBRATION USING PHASE SHIFT ESTIMATION

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a transmitter in-phase/quadrature mismatch correction circuit configured to receive an in-phase/quadrature signal and transmitter correction coefficients and generate a corrected in-phase/quadrature signal based on the transmitter correction coefficients to reduce an amount of in-phase/quadrature mismatch in the received in-phase/quadrature signal;
a transmission circuit configured to receive the corrected in-phase/quadrature signal and to generate therefrom a transmission signal;
a measurement receiver circuit configured to receive the transmission signal and to generate therefrom a measured in-phase/quadrature signal;
a measurement receiver in-phase/quadrature mismatch correction circuit configured to receive the measured in-phase/quadrature signal and receiver correction coefficients and generate a corrected measured in-phase/quadrature signal based on the receiver correction coefficients to reduce an amount of in-phase/quadrature mismatch in the measured in-phase/quadrature signal; and
an in-phase/quadrature mismatch estimation circuit configured to receive the corrected measured in-phase/quadrature signal, estimate a phase in the corrected measured in-phase/quadrature signal and generate the transmitter correction coefficients and receiver correction coefficients from the estimated phase.

US Pat. No. 10,484,095

COMMUNICATIONS RELAY SATELLITE WITH A SINGLE-AXIS GIMBAL

The Aerospace Corporation...

1. A satellite configured to simultaneously receive and transmit data in space, comprising:a receiver configured to receive an incoming beam transmitted from a source along a receive vector between the source and the receiver;
an attitude-control system configured to rotate the satellite about an axis parallel to the receive vector;
a transmitter configured to generate a transmit beam along a transmit vector; and
a gimbal having a single rotation axis, the single rotation axis of the gimbal is substantially perpendicular to the receive vector, wherein
the gimbal is configured to rotate a transmit vector using a mirror attached to the gimbal about the single rotation axis that is substantially perpendicular to the receive vector, and
the receiver comprises an optical receiver configured to receive the incoming beam, and optically amplify the incoming beam prior to converting the incoming beam to an electronic signal.

US Pat. No. 10,484,091

LIGHT-BASED FIDUCIAL COMMUNICATION

OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., Wil...

1. A luminaire comprising:a plurality of panels, each panel associated with one or more solid-state light sources, wherein the one or more solid-state light sources are configured to produce light; and
at least one driver configured to:
control the one or more solid-state light sources to transmit light through the plurality of panels at varying light intensities to display a first fiducial pattern recognizable by a mobile computing device, wherein the first fiducial pattern represents position information;
detect an error in the display of the first fiducial pattern by monitoring electrical current to the one or more solid-state light sources in each of the plurality of panels, wherein an error is detected when a difference between the monitored electrical current and a stored electrical current exceeds a threshold; and
control the one or more solid-state light sources to display a coarse fiducial pattern when the mobile computing device is located a long distance from the luminaire and a fine fiducial pattern when the mobile computing device is located near the luminaire.

US Pat. No. 10,484,085

SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD AND DEVICE, AND TERMINAL

Yulong Computer Telecommu...

1. A method for signal transmission for a signal transmission system, the signal transmission system comprising a first antenna and a global system for mobile communication (GSM) transceiver, the method comprising:setting insertion loss of a first low-pass filter, a power amplifier, a second low-pass filter, and a third low-pass filter in a GNSS signal frequency band;
sending, by the GSM transceiver, a GSM low-frequency signal to the first antenna via the first low-pass filter, the power amplifier, the second low-pass filter, the third low-pass filter, and a frequency divider in sequence;
simultaneously receiving, by the first antenna, a mixed signal consisting of a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) signal and the GSM low-frequency signal sent by the GSM transceiver;
obtaining, via the frequency divider, the GNSS signal from the mixed signal; and
sending the GNSS signal to a GNSS receiver via a high-pass filter, a first bandpass filter, a low-noise amplifier, and a second bandpass filter in sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,484,082

SPACE ASSET TRACKER

Haris Corporation, Melbo...

16. A space asset tracking system, comprising:a space asset tag including
a tag housing;
a space vehicle tracking system (SVTS) disposed within the tag housing;
the SVTS including
a power supply which exclusively provides electrical power to the SVTS;
a position sensing receiver system (PSRS) configured to detect a position of the SVTS based on PSRS radio signals which are received respectively from a plurality of earth orbiting satellites;
a processing circuit which receives from the PSRS position information specifying at least the position;
a ground link radio frequency (GLRF) transmitter under the control of the processing circuit;
at least one data storage device in which a ground station database is stored containing information concerning locations of ground stations;
at least one PSRS antenna system integrated in or on the tag housing and operatively coupled to the PSRS to facilitate receiving the PSRS radio signals;
at least one GLRF antenna system integrated in or on the tag housing and operatively coupled to the GLRF transmitter;
wherein the processing circuit autonomously (1) uses the PSRS position information to determine a transmission location at which the SVTS is to be when transmitting tracking information to a given station, and (2) causes transmission of the tracking information from the GLRF transmitter when the SVTS is at the transmission location.

US Pat. No. 10,484,076

METHODS, NETWORK NODE AND WIRELESS TERMINAL FOR BEAM TRACKING WHEN BEAMFORMING IS EMPLOYED

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a network node for supporting beam tracking in a wireless terminal when beamforming is employed in radio communication between the wireless terminal and the network node using a current selected network beam (Bc) and a current selected terminal beam (Tc), the method comprising:identifying a set of candidate network beams (B) having spatial characteristics similar to the current selected network beam (Bc), wherein a beam reference signal is associated with each candidate network beam in the set of candidate network beams (B);
signalling to the wireless terminal identities of the beam reference signals associated with the set of candidate network beams (B) or identities of the candidate network beams; and
transmitting the beam reference signals in the set of candidate network beams (B) using beam sweeping where at least some of the beam reference signals are transmitted separately multiple times, thereby enabling the wireless terminal to measure received power of the beam reference signals using different candidate terminal beams (T).

US Pat. No. 10,484,065

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION

CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMM...

16. A network side device, comprising:a processor; and
a memory connected to the processor via a bus interface and configured to store therein programs and data for the operation of the processor, wherein
the processor is configured to call and execute the programs and data stored in the memory to:
determine a first number of bits used for a joint encoding operation on a Beam Indicator (BI) and a Rank Indicator (RI), the BI being configured to indicate an index of a resource for transmitting a reference signal corresponding to the RI measured by a User Equipment (UE), an identical first number of bits being used for the joint encoding operation on RI(s) and the BI corresponding to all resources for transmitting the reference signal; and
perform a joint decoding operation on encoding information from the UE in accordance with the first number of bits, to acquire the RI corresponding to the resource for transmitting the reference signal measured by the UE,
wherein the processor is further configured to:
determine numbers of bits for the RIs corresponding to all resources for transmitting the reference signal, determine a second number of bits for encoding the RI in accordance with a maximum value of the numbers of bits for the RIs corresponding to all resources for transmitting the reference signal, and determine the first number of bits in accordance with the second number of bits and a number of bits corresponding to the BI; or
determine a total number of possible values of the RIs corresponding to all resources for transmitting the reference signal, and determine the first number of bits in accordance with the total number of the possible values of the RIs corresponding to all resources for transmitting the reference signal.

US Pat. No. 10,484,059

MULTI-BEAM CODEBOOKS WITH FURTHER OPTIMIZED OVERHEAD

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for a user equipment to transmit an indication of a precoder to a base station, the method comprising:determining from a codebook an indication of a precoder comprising a first beam phase parameter and a second beam phase parameter corresponding to a first beam and second beam, respectively;
the first beam phase parameter taking on one of a first integer number of phase values; and
the second beam phase parameter taking on one of a second integer number of phase values, the second beam having a lesser power than the first beam and the second integer number of phase values being less than the first integer number of phase values, each of the first and second beam phase parameters corresponding to a plurality of frequency subbands; and
reporting the determined indication of the precoder to a base station.

US Pat. No. 10,484,048

MOBILE RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICES, COMMUNICATION DEVICES, METHODS FOR CONTROLLING A MOBILE RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE, AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING A COMMUNICATION DEVICE

RAZER (ASIA-PACIFIC) PTE....

1. A mobile radio communication device comprising:a near field communication interface configured to communicate with a near field communication device using a near field communication standard;
a further communication interface configured to communicate with a further communication device using a further radio communication standard, wherein, to communicate with the further communication device using the further radio communication standard, the further communication interface is configured to receive encapsulated near field communication data from the further communication device using the further radio communication standard; and
a conversion circuit configured to convert information between the near field communication standard and the further communication standard, wherein, to convert information between the near field communication standard and the further communication standard, the conversion circuit is configured to extract near field communication data from the encapsulated near field communication data received from the further communication device, wherein the near field communication interface is configured to send the extracted near field communication data to the near field communication device using the near field communication standard.

US Pat. No. 10,484,047

CHANGING BETWEEN SEGMENTS OF A NETWORK

1. A mobile network subscriber for use in a cabled network, wherein the cabled network has at least one first segment and at least one second segment, the mobile network subscriber comprising:a first slave modem;
a second slave modem;
a first contact arrangement; and
a second contact arrangement,
wherein the first slave modem and the second slave modem are configured for communicating with at least one first master modem, at least one second master modem, or the at least one first master modem and the at least one second master modem via the first contact arrangement and the second contact arrangement and the at least one first segment and the at least one second segment,
wherein the mobile network subscriber is configured for movement along the at least one first segment and the at least one second segment, and
wherein the first contact arrangement and the second contact arrangement of the mobile network subscriber are arranged such that a change from the at least one first segment to the at least one second segment involves at least one contact arrangement of the first contact arrangement and the second contact arrangement being connected to the at least one first segment and at least one further contact arrangement being connected to the at least one second segment.

US Pat. No. 10,484,046

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A TWISTED PAIR TRANSCEIVER WITH CORRELATION DETECTION

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A method for transmitting data on an Ethernet link between a first device compatible with a first Ethernet transmission protocol and a second device compatible with a second Ethernet transmission protocol, the method comprising:selecting a third baud rate to be a common factor of both a first baud rate specified in the first Ethernet transmission protocol and a second baud rate specified in the second Ethernet transmission protocol;
receiving, at the first device and from the second device, one or more encoded data symbols at the third baud rate;
determining a clock division factor based on the first baud rate and the third baud rate;
sampling, at the first device, the one or more encoded data symbols using a divided clock signal based on the clock division factor; and
generating, from the sampling, a number of samples representing at least one data symbol, wherein the number equals a result of the first baud rate divided by the common factor.

US Pat. No. 10,484,036

POLARIZATION CONVERTER SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Lattice Semiconductor Cor...

1. A device comprising:a first transceiver module of a wireless communication system configured to form one or more linearly polarized communication links with a second transceiver module of the wireless communication system; and
a polarization converter positioned between the first and second transceiver modules and configured to convert the one or more linearly polarized communication links to corresponding one or more circularly polarized communication links;
wherein the polarization converter comprises first and second frequency selective surfaces (FSSs) formed from respective first and second metalized layers of a printed circuit board (PCB), each FSS comprises an array of capacitive patches and inductive traces forming an array of unit cells, and each unit cell of the second FSS is aligned with each unit cell of the first FSS.

US Pat. No. 10,484,031

MOTORCYCLE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. A computer-readable, non-transitory, programmable product, stored in memory of a mobile device, comprising code for causing a processor to:determine a rider location in connection with geo-locator input data;
provide a user-selectable list of contacts retrieved from the mobile device; assemble a group, in order to form a network, based on user input;
determine a group location in connection with processing information containing geographic locations of mobile devices within the group, and determining a geographic center of the group;
generate a distance alert in connection with comparing rider locations to the group location, determining a rider distance based on the rider location and the group location, and determining that a rider location exceeds a predetermined threshold for the rider distance;
determine a rider crash baseline in connection with continuously monitoring an accelerometer, determining an accelerometer average from the accelerometer's measurements over a predetermined period, monitoring a gyroscope, and determining a gyroscope average from the gyroscope's readings over a predetermined period;
monitor for a crash in connection with comparing measurements from the accelerometer to the accelerometer average in real-time, generating a crash alert if the accelerometer measurements exceed the accelerometer average, comparing measurements from the gyroscope to the gyroscope average in real-time, generating the crash alert if the gyroscope measurements exceed the gyroscope average, adding the mobile device's geographic location to the crash alert, and causing the presentation of the crash alert on a display for a predetermined period, and causing the dispatch of the crash alert over a wireless network if the crash alert is not rejected by a user.

US Pat. No. 10,484,026

CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR ATTENUATION COMPENSATION IN AN ANTENNA SIGNAL LINK

BURY SP.Z.O.O., Mielec (...

1. A circuit arrangement for compensating for an attenuation occurring in an antenna signal link between a mobile radio terminal and an antenna, comprising:at least one antenna signal amplifier in the antenna signal link for amplifying or attenuating an antenna signal;
a control unit associated with said at least one antenna amplifier for adjusting a gain factor by which the antenna signal conducted through the at least one signal amplifier is amplified or attenuated; and
at least one detection unit for detecting an antenna signal power of the antenna signal in a signal path of the antenna signal link, wherein
the control unit is configured
for changing the gain factor incrementally in predetermined variables of the gain factor by way of a test to provide a corresponding pattern,
for detecting a change, following as response to the test-wise change of the gain factor, of antenna signal power caused by a change of transmit power of a mobile radio terminal, and
for adapting the gain factor to a coupling attenuation of the antenna signal link in dependence on the corresponding pattern of a detected response of the mobile radio terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,484,025

MULTIPLE BAND MULTIPLE MODE TRANSCEIVER FRONT END FLIP-CHIP ARCHITECTURE AND CIRCUITRY WITH INTEGRATED POWER AMPLIFIERS

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,...

1. An integrated circuit architecture defined by a die structure with a plurality of exposed conductive pads arranged in a grid of rows and columns, the integrated circuit architecture comprising:a first operating frequency region corresponding to a physical area on the die structure including a first transmit chain, a first receive chain, and a first antenna conductive pad, the first operating frequency region being defined by a first outer periphery and an opposed first inner periphery;
a second operating frequency region corresponding to a physical area on the die structure including a second transmit chain, a second receive chain, and a second antenna conductive pad, the second operating frequency region being defined by a second outer periphery and an opposed second inner periphery; and
a shared region of the die structure corresponding to a physical area thereon and defined by an overlapping segment of the first operating frequency region and the second operating frequency region, the first inner periphery of the first operating frequency region and the second inner periphery of the second operating frequency region both being adjacent to the shared region, the shared region including either one or both of a shared power input conductive pad connected to the first transmit chain, the second transmit chain, the first receive chain, and the second receive chain, and a shared power detection output conductive pad connected to the first transmit chain and the second transmit chain.

US Pat. No. 10,484,018

PARTIAL REVERSE CONCATENATION FOR DATA STORAGE DEVICES USING COMPOSITE CODES

International Business Ma...

1. A method, comprising:writing data to a storage medium, via a write channel, by applying a partial reverse concatenated modulation code to the data prior to storing encoded data to the storage medium,
wherein the applying the partial reverse concatenated modulation code to the data comprises application of a C2 encoding scheme to the data to produce C2-encoded data prior to application of one or more modulation encoding schemes to the C2-encoded data to produce modulated data, followed by application of a C1 encoding scheme to the modulated data subsequent to the application of the one or more modulation encoding schemes to produce the encoded data.

US Pat. No. 10,484,008

MEMORY SYSTEM WITH ON-THE-FLY ERROR DETECTION AND TERMINATION AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

SK hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A decoding method, comprising:calculating cyclic redundancy check (CRC) parity bits for data on-the-fly while the data is decoded using low-density parity-check (LDPC) decoding, the calculating of CRC parity bits being performed at each of a plurality of iterations of the LDPC decoding before the LDPC decoding is complete;
updating the calculated CRC parity bits to generate CRC parity bits after each iteration of the LDPC decoding;
comparing the generated CRC parity bits with CRC bits included in the data to determine whether the generated CRC parity bits match the CRC bits in the data; and
terminating the LDPC decoding when the comparing indicates that the generated CRC parity bits match the CRC bits in the data.

US Pat. No. 10,484,001

MULTI-BIT SUCCESSIVE-APPROXIMATION REGISTER ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A system for digitizing a sampled input value, comprising:a digital-to-analog converter for generating an output signal as a function of (1) the sampled input value, (2) a reference value, and (3) digital codes; and
a multi-bit analog-to-digital converter for determining the digital codes in first, intermediate, and subsequent cycles;
wherein dither is dynamically added to the digital-to-analog converter in the intermediate cycle, and corrected for in the subsequent cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,484,000

ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTERS

IMEC vzw, Leuven (BE)

1. A successive approximation register (SAR) analog-to-digital architecture comprising:at least one digital-to-analog converter (DAC) configured so as to receive an analog input signal and at least one digital code and generate an output signal therefrom;
at least one comparator configured so as to receive the output signal from the at least one DAC at a first input, and provide a bit output based at least in part on a comparison between at least one reference signal and the output signal received from the at least one DAC; and
a logic circuit configured so as to provide a first digital code to the at least one DAC and subsequent digital codes in response to the bit output from a preceding comparison step, control the operation of the at least one comparator, receive the bit output from the at least one comparator, and generate an output signal;
wherein the at least one DAC comprises a first DAC and a second DAC, the first and second DACs arranged in parallel and configured so as to receive the analog input signal and digital code, the first and second DACs together with the at least one comparator forming respective first and second paths, the first path being configured for deriving odd bits in the digital code and the second path being configured for deriving even bits in the digital code;
and wherein the first DAC is further configured so as to perform feedback steps for derived bits of the digital code while the at least one comparator performs comparison steps for even bits of the digital code, and the second DAC is further configured so as to perform feedback steps for derived bits of the digital code while the at least one comparator performs comparison steps for odd bits of the digital code.

US Pat. No. 10,483,988

SYNCHRONIZATION CIRCUIT AND METHOD RELATING TO THE SYNCHRONIZATION CIRCUIT

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. A synchronization circuit comprising:a variable delay circuit configured to delay a first clock signal by a varied delay time according to delay control signals, and configured to output a delayed signal of the variable delay circuit as a second clock signal;
a phase detector configured to generate a phase detection signal by detecting a phase difference between the first and second clock signals; and
a delay control circuit configured to perform a phase unstable period detection operation according to the phase detection signal, and configured to perform a delay skip operation to adjust the delay control signals according to skip period information such that a phase unstable period, detected in the phase unstable period detection operation, is skipped in a delay time tuning operation,
wherein the delay control circuit includes a skip period information generation circuit configured to generate the skip period information by performing the phase unstable period detection operation according to the phase detection signal.

US Pat. No. 10,483,984

TEMPERATURE COMPENSATED OSCILLATION CONTROLLER AND TEMPERATURE COMPENSATED CRYSTAL OSCILLATOR INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A temperature compensated oscillation controller comprising:a temperature compensation circuit configured to provide a reference voltage through a first terminal and to receive an input voltage including temperature information through a second terminal; and
an oscillation circuit configured to he connected to an external crystal resonator through third and fourth terminals and to output a clock signal in response to an oscillation signal from the external crystal resonator,
wherein the temperature compensation circuit is configured to perform a voltage controlled oscillator-based sensing operation to convert the input voltage into a temperature code and to adjust a frequency of the clock signal using the temperature code, and
wherein the temperature compensation circuit comprises:
a bandgap reference configured to generate the reference voltage;
a temperature sensing circuit configured to receive the input voltage and to generate the temperature code in response to the receives input voltage;
a control logic circuit configured to output a control signal using the temperature code; and
a capacitor bank configured to adjust a capacitance of each of the third and fourth terminals in response to the control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,483,976

CIRCUITS TO INTERPRET PIN INPUTS

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. An apparatus comprising:a pin;
an input buffer coupled to the pin;
a first current mirror coupled to the input buffer, the first current mirror comprising three transistors, each of the three transistors in the first current mirror coupling to a different one of three legs of the apparatus;
a second current mirror coupled to the input buffer, the second current mirror comprising three transistors, each of the three transistors in the second current mirror coupling to a different one of the three legs of the apparatus;
multiple level shifters positioned in a common leg of the three legs;
a voltage divider circuit coupled to the multiple level shifters;
a first output buffer coupled to the input buffer and the first current mirror; and
a second output buffer coupled to the input buffer and the second current mirror.

US Pat. No. 10,483,965

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a first switching element including a first gate, a first source connected to a common terminal via a first connection line, and a first drain;
a second switching element including a second gate, a second source that is connected to the first source via a second connection line and connected to the common terminal via the first connection line and the second connection line;
a first capacitor for connecting the first source and a high voltage side of a power supply;
a first circuit element having first end connected between the high voltage side of the power supply and the first capacitor; and
a second capacitor for connecting the second source and second end of the first circuit element.

US Pat. No. 10,483,964

SIGNAL PROCESSING DEVICE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RI...

1. A signal processing device, comprising:an input terminal configured to be input with an input signal that is active high or an input signal that is active low;
a switching terminal connectable to a power supply or ground;
a selection circuit configured to select and output the input signal that is active high in a case that the switching terminal is connected to the power supply and select and output the input signal that is active low in a case that the switching terminal is connected to the ground.

US Pat. No. 10,483,958

VOLTAGE DETECTOR AND METHOD FOR DETECTING VOLTAGE

Cypress Semiconductor Cor...

1. A voltage detector, comprising:a comparison unit having a plurality of comparators, said comparison unit configured to compare a threshold voltage received via a voltage divider and determination voltages corresponding to said each comparator, and output a first result of High or Low for each comparator based on the comparison of the threshold voltage and the determination voltages, the comparison unit being further configured to compare an input voltage received via the voltage divider and the determination voltages, and output a second result of High or Low for each comparator based on the comparison of the input voltage and the determination voltages; and
a determination unit comprising a counter configured to determine whether or not the input voltage is less than or equal to the threshold voltage, the determination being based on a count of High levels output by each of the plurality of comparators for the threshold voltage, and based on a count of High levels output by each of the plurality of comparators for the input voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,483,957

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPO...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:an addition circuit of adding input data and feedback data and outputting addition data;
a first sampling circuit of sampling the addition data from the addition circuit synchronously with a first clock signal and outputting sampling data;
a multiplication circuit of multiplying the sampling data from the first sampling circuit by a tap coefficient to generate the feedback data;
a tap coefficient determination circuit determining the tap coefficient on the basis of the sampling data from the first sampling circuit; and
a phase adjustment circuit, when reference data for adjusting a timing of sampling of the first sampling circuit is output as the addition data from the addition circuit, of adjusting phase of the first clock signal so that sampling data output from the first sampling circuit corresponds to the reference data.

US Pat. No. 10,483,956

PHASE INTERPOLATOR, TIMING GENERATOR, AND SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

ROHM CO., LTD., Ukyo-Ku,...

1. A semiconductor integrated circuit comprising:a set signal generator structured to generate a set signal; and
a reset signal generator structured to generate a reset signal,
wherein at least one from among the set signal generator and the reset signal generator comprises a timing generator, the timing generator comprising N (N?2) stages,
wherein an i-th (1?i?N?1) stage comprises a first phase interpolator and a second phase interpolator,
wherein an output node of the first phase interpolator in the i-th (1?i?N?1) stage is coupled to a first input node of each of the first phase interpolator and the second interpolator in the (i+1)-th stage,
wherein an output node of the second phase interpolator in the i-th stage is coupled to a second input node of each of the first phase interpolator and the second interpolator in the (i+1)-th stage,
wherein the first phase interpolator and the second phase interpolator are each arranged such that a first signal is received via the first input node and such that a second signal is received via the second input node, and structured to generate an output signal having an edge at a timing that corresponds to control data,
and wherein the first phase interpolator and the second phase interpolator each comprise a phase interpolator, the phase interpolator comprising:
a first input node coupled to receive a first signal that transits from a first level to a second level;
a second input node coupled to receive a second signal that transits from the first level to the second level with a delay with respect to the first signal;
a first line coupled to receive a first voltage;
a second line coupled to receive a second voltage;
an intermediate line;
a capacitor having one end coupled to the intermediate line;
an initializing circuit structured to initialize a voltage across the capacitor during a period in which the first signal and the second signal are both set to the first level;
a plurality of circuit units that correspond to a plurality of bits of an input code, and coupled in parallel between the intermediate line and the second line; and
an output circuit structured to generate an output signal having a level that changes when the voltage across the capacitor crosses a predetermined threshold value,
wherein each circuit unit comprises:
a resistor and a first path arranged in series between the intermediate line and the second line; and
a second path arranged in parallel with the first path,
wherein the first path is structured such that, when the first signal is set to the second level and the corresponding bit of the input code is set to a first value, the first path is turned on,
wherein the second path is structured such that, when the second signal is set to the second level and the corresponding bit of the input code is set to a second value, the second path is turned on,
and wherein the semiconductor integrated circuit is structured to output a pulse signal that transits to a first level according to an output signal of the set signal generator, and that transits to a second level according to an output signal of the reset signal generator.

US Pat. No. 10,483,955

FEEDBACK SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME

SK hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A lock signal generation circuit, comprising:an input signal control circuit configured to receive an input signal and two reference signals and output state signals and a code signal for controlling a level of the input signal, the state signals representing a result of comparison of the input signal with the two reference signals, wherein the state signals include an up/down signal and an ambiguous signal;
a pre-lock signal generator configured to receive the up/down signal, and to output a pre-lock signal to determine a time at which the level of the input signal is to be fixed in response to the up/down signal, wherein the up/down signal represents whether the input signal has a higher or lower level than the two reference signals; and
a signal-processing circuit configured to receive the pre-lock signal and the ambiguous signal, and to output a lock signal to fix the level of the input signal using the ambiguous signal and the pre-lock signal, wherein the ambiguous signal is outputted when the level of the input signal is in between levels of the two reference signals.

US Pat. No. 10,483,952

BASELINE WANDER CORRECTION USING ZERO AND ONE MISMATCH ADAPTATION

Oracle International Corp...

1. An apparatus, comprising:an equalizer circuit configured to receive a serial data stream, wherein the serial data stream encodes a plurality of data symbols; and
a circuit configured to:
determine an average magnitude of a first data value using a subset of the plurality of data symbols;
determine an average magnitude of a second data value using the subset of the plurality of data symbols; and
adjust a common mode operating point of the equalizer circuit by sinking a current from an input of the equalizer circuit, wherein a value of the current is based on a comparison of the average magnitude of the first data value and the average magnitude of the second data value.

US Pat. No. 10,483,951

TECHNIQUES FOR DETECTING AND CORRECTING ERRORS ON A RING OSCILLATOR

Altera Corporation, San ...

1. A circuit comprising:a ring oscillator circuit comprising inverting logic circuits coupled in a loop, wherein the inverting logic circuits comprise first, second, and third output nodes;
a first error detection circuit comprising a first register circuit, wherein a first input of the first register circuit is coupled to the first output node, and wherein a second input of the first register circuit is coupled to the third output node; and
a second error detection circuit comprising a second register circuit, wherein a first input of the second register circuit is coupled to the second output node, and wherein a second input of the second register circuit is coupled to the third output node,
wherein the first or second error detection circuit resets a signal that has passed through the inverting logic circuits in response to detecting an error event in the signal from one of the first, second, or third output nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,483,949

DRIVING CIRCUIT FOR POWER SWITCH

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A driving circuit for driving a power switch comprising an input capacitor, the driving circuit comprising:an inductor;
a resistor comprising a parasitic resistor of the driving circuit; and
a first driving switch and a second driving switch electrically connected with the inductor, wherein the first driving switch and the second driving switch are electrically connected with each other and electrically connected with the inductor, wherein the first driving switch comprises a first parasitic capacitor and the second driving switch comprises a second parasitic capacitor,
wherein the driving circuit is configured such that a first equivalent capacitor is formed corresponding to the input capacitor, and a second equivalent capacitor is formed corresponding to one or both of the first and second parasitic capacitors,
wherein the first equivalent capacitor, the inductor, the resistor and the second equivalent capacitor are serially connected with each other to form an equivalent circuit to charge/discharge the input capacitor of the power switch, and a charging procedure or a discharging procedure of the input capacitor is performed through the equivalent circuit,
wherein during the charging procedure, firstly, the first driving switch and the second driving switch are turned on by turns, which causes a voltage of the input capacitor to increase to a maximum voltage Vp1, and there is substantially no inductor current when the voltage of the input capacitor is at the maximum voltage Vp1, then, the first driving switch and the second driving switch are turned off, which causes the voltage of the input capacitor to decrease from the maximum voltage to a first steady voltage,
wherein during the discharging procedure, firstly, the first driving switch and the second driving switch are turned on by turns, which causes the voltage of the input capacitor to decrease to a minimum voltage Vp2, and there is substantially no inductor current when the voltage of the input capacitor is at the minimum voltage Vp2, then, the first driving switch and the second driving switch are turned off, which causes the voltage of the input capacitor to increase from the minimum voltage Vp2 to a second steady voltage,
wherein the first and second equivalent capacitors are configured such that:
(1) during the charging procedure, while the voltage of the input capacitor is changed from the maximum voltage Vp1 to the first steady voltage, a first amount of charges discharged from the input capacitor is equal to Q1, whereas while the voltage of the input capacitor is changed from the maximum voltage Vp1 to a first set voltage VH, a second amount of charges discharged from the input capacitor is equal to Q2, wherein Q2 is greater than or equal to Q1,
(2) during the discharging procedure, while the voltage of the input capacitor is changed from the minimum voltage Vp2 to the second steady voltage, a third amount of charges discharged from the input capacitor is equal to Q3, whereas while the voltage of the input capacitor is changed from the minimum voltage Vp2 to a second set voltage VL a fourth amount of charges discharged from the input capacitor is equal to Q4, wherein Q4 is greater than or equal to Q3,
(3) the first steady voltage is higher than the first set voltage VH, and the first set voltage VH is higher than a maximum threshold Vmax of a gate terminal of the power switch, and
(4) the second steady voltage is lower than the second set voltage VL, and the second set voltage VL is lower than a minimum threshold Vmin of the gate terminal of the power switch.

US Pat. No. 10,483,942

ACOUSTIC WAVE DEVICE WITH ACOUSTICALLY SEPARATED MULTI-CHANNEL FEEDBACK

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,...

11. A multiplexer comprising:a transmit filter including first acoustic wave resonators;
a receive filter including second acoustic wave resonators, the receive filter and the transmit filter being coupled to each other at a common node;
a first canceling circuit coupled to the transmit filter and to the receive filter, the first canceling circuit including an interdigital transducer electrode;
a second canceling circuit coupled to the transmit filter and to the receive filter; and
an acoustic obstacle disposed between the first canceling circuit and the second canceling circuit, the acoustic obstacle and the interdigital transducer electrode each including the same material, and the acoustic obstacle further including a polymer.

US Pat. No. 10,483,940

HIGH-PERFORMANCE CONVERSION BETWEEN SINGLE-ENDED AND DIFFERENTIAL/COMMON-MODE SIGNALS

Maxlinear Israel LTD, (I...

10. A Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit (RFIC), comprising:a semiconductor substrate; and
a signal conversion unit, which is fabricated on the semiconductor substrate the signal conversion unit comprising:
a first splitter configured to convert a radio frequency (RF) input signal into a first output signal and a second output signal, wherein the first output signal is out of phase with the second output signal, and wherein the first splitter is configured to convert a first input signal and a second input signal into an RF output signal;
a second splitter configured to convert a local oscillator (LO) input signal into a third output signal and a fourth output signal, wherein the third output signal is in phase with the fourth output signal, and wherein the second splitter is configured to convert a third input signal and a fourth input signal into an LO output signal;
a first passive circuit coupled to the first splitter and configured to add a first delay to the first output signal and the second output signal to produce a delayed first output signal at a first output port and a delayed second output signal at a second output port, wherein the first delay is configured according to a frequency band comprising the LO input signal; and
a second passive circuit coupled to the second splitter and configured to add a second delay to the third output signal and the fourth output signal to produce a delayed third output signal together with the delayed first output signal at the first output port and a delayed fourth output signal together with the delayed second output signal at the second output port, wherein the second delay is configured according to a frequency band comprising the RF input signal.

US Pat. No. 10,483,938

TUNABLE FILTER

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A tunable filter, having an input end and an output end, comprising:a first circuit and a second circuit, wherein both of the first circuit and the second circuit include:
a first tunable capacitor, having a first end and a second end;
a first inductor and a second inductor, wherein the first inductor and the second inductor are connected in serial and further connected with the first tunable capacitor in parallel, and a mutual induction is generated between the first inductor and the second inductor; and
a second tunable capacitor, having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end of the second tunable capacitor is connected between the first inductor and the second inductor, and the second end of the second tunable capacitor is grounded;
wherein the first end of the first tunable capacitor of the first circuit is coupled to the input end of the tunable filter through a first coupling tunable capacitor, the second end of the first tunable capacitor of the first circuit is coupled to the first end of the first tunable capacitor of the second circuit through a second coupling tunable capacitor, and the second end of the first tunable capacitor of the second circuit is coupled to the output end of the tunable filter through a third coupling tunable capacitor;
wherein a ratio of a capacitance of the first tunable capacitor to a capacitance of the second tunable capacitor is 0.08˜0.12 in the first circuit, and a ratio of a capacitance of the first tunable capacitor to a capacitance of the second tunable capacitor is 0.08˜0.12 in the second circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,483,931

AUDIO DEVICE, SPEAKER DEVICE, AND AUDIO SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD

YAMAHA CORPORATION, Hama...

9. A speaker device comprising:an audio device comprising;
a user interface that receives a user instruction to set a volume of an input signal;
a volume control circuit that generates a first audio signal obtained by adjusting the volume of the input signal in accordance with the user instruction;
filters that change frequency characteristics of the first audio signal;
a first detecting circuit that detects a volume of the first audio signal where the frequency characteristics thereof have been changed by the filters; and
a low-frequency component adjusting circuit that generates a second audio signal by:
lowering a level of a low-frequency component of the first audio signal in a case where the volume detected by the first detecting circuit exceeds a predetermined threshold; and
without lowering the level of the low-frequency component of the first audio signal in a case where the volume detected by the first detecting circuit does not exceed the first predetermined threshold; and
at least one speaker that emits sound based on the second audio signal.

US Pat. No. 10,483,929

POWER AMPLIFIER SELF-HEATING COMPENSATION CIRCUIT

pSemi Corporation, San D...

1. A compensation circuit configured to monitor a target circuit having one or more performance parameters affected by self-heating during operation of the target circuit, wherein the compensation circuit is configured to be coupled to and adjust circuitry controlling the one or more circuit parameters of the target circuit sufficient to substantially offset the effect of self-heating during operation of the target circuit on the one or more performance parameters, the compensation circuit including:(a) at least one sensor located with respect to the target circuit so as to measure the temperature of the target circuit and generate an output signal T representing such temperature;
(b) at least one sample and hold circuit, each coupled to at least one sensor through an amplifier coupled between the at least one sensor and the at least one sample and hold circuit, configured to capture a temperature T(t=t0) at a time t0 after the commencement of operation of the target circuit, and to sample a temperature T(t>t0) at times after time t0 and during operation of the target circuit;
(c) a comparison circuit, coupled to at least one sample and hold circuit, for determining a signal ?T=T(t>t0)?T(t=t0); and
(d) a mapping circuit, coupled to the comparison circuit, for receiving values of the signal ?T and mapping the values of the signal ?T to corresponding control signal values, the compensation circuit being configured to couple the control signal values to the circuitry controlling the one or more circuit parameters of the target circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,483,927

AMPLIFIER ERROR CURRENT BASED ON MULTIPLE INTEGRATORS

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. An amplifier, comprising:a first integrator to receive a differential input signal;
a second integrator coupled to the first integrator;
a third integrator coupled to the second integrator;
a comparator to receive outputs of the second and third integrators, to compare each of the outputs to a reference signal that is below a power supply rail voltage supplied to the amplifier, and to produce an error current based on the comparison; and
a feedback connection between the comparator and inputs to the second integrator, wherein the feedback connection injects the inputs to the second integrator with a current that is determined at least in part by the error current.

US Pat. No. 10,483,911

MOS TRANSISTOR-BASED RF SWITCH TOPOLOGIES FOR HIGH SPEED CAPACITIVE TUNING OF OSCILLATORS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A switch circuit for a digitally controlled oscillator having a low varactor switching transient, comprising:a main switch device comprising a gate connected to a control terminal, a drain connected to a first terminal that is connected to a first capacitor, and a source connected to a second terminal that is connected to a second capacitor;
a first n-channel metal-oxide semiconductor (NMOS) device comprising a gate connected to the main switch device gate, a source connected to a ground, and a drain connected to the first terminal;
a second NMOS device comprising a gate connected to the main switch device gate, a source connected to the ground, and a drain connected to the second terminal; and
a first and a second p-channel metal-oxide semiconductor (PMOS) device each comprising a gate and a source each connected to a PMOS common junction, the PMOS common junction connected to the ground, a drain of the first PMOS device connected to the first terminal, and a drain of the second PMOS device connected to the second terminal,
wherein the first and second PMOS devices are configured to provide a finite resistance and predefined direct current (DC) voltage to the first and second NMOS devices when an off control signal is applied to the control terminal and the main switch device and the NMOS devices are in an off state.

US Pat. No. 10,483,909

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING A HIGH SWING IN AN OSCILLATOR

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. An oscillator comprising:a tank having an enable input, a tank output, and first and second nodes, the tank configured to generate an oscillating output signal at the tank output responsive to an enable signal at the enable input, the oscillating output signal corresponding to a voltage differential between a first node voltage at the first node and a second node voltage at the second node;
a feedback generator including:
a first feedback loop coupled to the first node, the first feedback loop, configured to provide a first charge at the first node to maintain the oscillating output signal, the first feedback loop including: a sine-to-square wave converter having a converter input and a converter output, the converter input coupled to the first node, and the sine-to-square wave converter configured to amplify and convert an oscillating voltage at the first node to a square wave at the converter output; and a logic gate having first and second logic gate inputs and a logic gate output, the first logic gate input coupled to the converter output, the second logic gate input coupled to the enable input, the logic gate output coupled to the first node, and the logic gate configured to provide an output voltage at the logic gate output when the enable signal and the square wave are above a threshold; and
a second feedback loop coupled to the second node, the second feedback loop configured to provide a second charge at the second node to maintain the oscillating output signal, in which a voltage swing of the oscillating output signal is greater than ±Vb, and Vb is a breakdown voltage of the active components; and
an attenuator, coupled between the first node and the feedback generator, and coupled between the second node and the feedback generator, the attenuator configured to isolate the tank from the active components.

US Pat. No. 10,483,907

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION DEVICE FOR A PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEM

ArcelorMittal, Luxembour...

1. A building exterior cladding panel comprising:an upper transverse edge including an upper overlap area intended to be covered by an adjacent panel;
a lower transverse edge including a lower overlap area intended to overlap a further adjacent panel;
a central part connecting the upper and lower transverse edges, covered by at least one photovoltaic module including an electrical pole on a longitudinal extremity and a further electrical pole of reverse polarity on another longitudinal extremity;
a perforation located in the lower overlap area and traversed by an electrical cable connecting one of the two electrical poles of the photovoltaic module to an electrical plug located on a reverse side of the panel in the lower overlap area;
an opening located in the upper overlap area, into which is inserted an electrical junction box connected to the other of the two electrical poles of the photovoltaic module by an electrical cable, the electrical junction box comprising:
a base;
a lateral wall surrounding and extending perpendicular to the base, the lateral wall including, on an external surface, a peripheral shoulder intended to hold the electrical junction box in place in the opening;
a cable outlet, situated in a part of the junction box located above the peripheral shoulder to connect the electrical junction box to the other electrical pole of the photovoltaic module;
an internal cavity delimited by the base and the wall, including an electrical terminal with an axis perpendicular to the base, intended for the connection of an electrical plug located on a reverse side of the or the further adjacent exterior cladding panel;
a movable electrical switch connecting the electrical terminal to the cable outlet and located on the lateral wall of the junction box.

US Pat. No. 10,483,906

PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR CONVERSION

Orenko Limited, Cambridg...

1. A photovoltaic solar conversion apparatus comprising:a plurality of photovoltaic chips arranged to convert sunlight into electrical energy;
a plurality of coupling devices operable to secure a plurality of optical fibers in a configuration with a light transmission end-face arranged to couple sunlight transported by the optical fibers onto photosensitive surfaces of the photovoltaic chips;
a carrier which supports the photovoltaic chips, with each of the coupling devices being arranged to couple sunlight transported by a respective one or more of the optical fibers to a corresponding photovoltaic chip; and
a rack having a horizontally disposed rack mounting, wherein the coupling devices are fixedly mounted on the rack with respect to the rack mounting, and the carrier is movably mounted in alignment with the coupling devices with respect to the rack mounting for ease of replacement.

US Pat. No. 10,483,902

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDUCING CURRENT HARMONIC DISTORTION IN A MOTOR CONTROLLER

Rockwell Automation Techn...

1. A system for reducing current harmonic distortion in a motor controller, wherein the motor controller is operative to control operation of a multi-phase motor, the system comprising:at least two inputs, each input configured to receive a feedback signal corresponding to a current present in one phase of the motor;
a reference frame transformer operative to convert the feedback signals from the at least two inputs to a first synchronous current feedback signal and a second synchronous current feedback signal, wherein the first synchronous current feedback signal is at a fundamental frequency and the second synchronous current feedback signal is at a harmonic frequency;
a first current regulator configured to receive a current reference signal and the first synchronous current feedback signal as inputs and to generate a first regulator output signal corresponding to desired operation of the motor at the fundamental frequency; and
a second current regulator configured to receive the second synchronous current feedback signal as an input and to generate a second regulator output signal at the harmonic frequency, wherein the motor controller is operative to sum the first regulator output signal and the second regulator output signal to generate a modified current regulator output signal.

US Pat. No. 10,483,898

MOTOR CONTROL SYSTEM FOR ELECTRIC MOTOR AND METHOD OF USE

Regal Beloit America, Inc...

1. A motor control system for operating an electric motor, said motor control system comprising:a power supply module disposed external to the electric motor and configured to convert an alternating current (AC) voltage at a first level to a direct current (DC) voltage at a second level lower than a DC-equivalent voltage of the AC voltage at the first level; and
a motor control assembly coupled to the electric motor, said motor control assembly comprising:
an input power connector configured to receive the DC voltage at the second level from said power supply module; and
an inverter module coupled to said input power connector, said inverter module configured to convert the DC voltage at the second level to an AC motor voltage to operate the electric motor.

US Pat. No. 10,483,896

METHOD FOR RELIABLE CONTROL OF HIGH ROTOR POLE SWITCHED RELUCTANCE MACHINE

Software Motor Company, ...

1. A sensorless reliable control system for a high rotor pole switched reluctance machine (HRSRM) utilizing a hybrid combination of self-inductance and mutual inductance values, the reliable control system comprising:a stator phase energizing module to excite at least one of a plurality of stator phases each having a winding, wherein each of the windings of the rest of the plurality of stator phases is in an open circuit state;
a first current and time measuring module to measure a first current value through the at least one energized stator phase and time taken by the first current value to reach a first peak value of current;
a self-inductance determining module to determine a self-inductance value for the at least one energized stator phase;
a first storage module to store the self-inductance value and the first current value for each of the plurality of stator phases;
a second current and time measuring module to measure a second current value through an adjacent un-energized stator phase and time taken by the adjacent un-energized stator phase to reach a second peak value of current, wherein the winding of the adjacent un-energized stator phase is in an open circuit state;
a mutual-inductance determining module to determine a mutual inductance value between the at least one energized stator phase and the adjacent un-energized stator phase;
a second storage module to store the mutual inductance value and the second current value for each of the plurality of stator phases;
a rotor position estimation module to estimate a rotor position utilizing the hybrid combination of the stored self-inductance and mutual inductance values; and
a control module to control the HRSRM based on the estimated rotor position;
whereby the system determines a highly accurate angular position of the rotor from the hybrid combination of self-inductance and mutual inductance values and controls the HRSRM and thus eliminates the need for shaft position sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,483,891

DOUBLE STATOR PERMANENT MAGNET MACHINE WITH MAGNETIC FLUX REGULATION

HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPO...

1. A permanent magnet (PM) dynamoelectric machine with directly controllable PM flux control comprising:a drive shaft;
a PM rotor assembly with multiple PMs arranged annularly around an outer periphery of the PM rotor assembly;
a first stator assembly comprising a ferromagnetic stator yoke, a first plurality ferromagnetic stator teeth mounted to the stator core with distal ends proximate the outer axial periphery of the rotor assembly separated by a first air gap and a first plurality of stator coils mounted between the stator teeth of the first plurality of stator teeth; and
a second stator assembly comprising a second ferromagnetic stator yoke, a second plurality of ferromagnetic stator teeth mounted to the stator core with distal ends proximate an inner periphery of the rotor assembly separated by a second air gap and at least one control coil, the at least one control coil wrapped about a saturable region of each the second plurality of stator teeth;
wherein each saturable region of the second plurality of stator teeth is operable as a magnetic diverter to divert air gap magnetic flux (?g) generated by the multiple PMs across the second air gap through the distal ends of the second plurality of stator teeth.

US Pat. No. 10,483,885

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ROTATION DETECTION OF A BRUSHED DC MOTOR

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

1. A detection circuit connected to a brushed DC motor, comprising:a differential amplifier configured to detect a current of the brushed DC motor and generate an analog signal that is proportional to the current;
an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) connected to the differential amplifier and configured to convert the analog signal to a first digital signal; and
a digital circuit connected to the ADC and comprising:
a difference circuit configured to:
receive the first digital signal; and
compute a second digital signal, wherein the second digital signal is the difference of the first digital signal and a previous first digital signal;
an absolute value circuit connected to the difference circuit and configured to compute an absolute value of the second digital signal; and
a comparator circuit connected to the absolute value circuit and configured to:
compare the computed absolute value with a predetermined threshold value; and
generate a comparator output according to the comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,483,884

ELECTRIC TOOL CONTROL CIRCUIT

Suzhou Cleva Electric App...

1. An electric tool control circuit comprising:a central control module, a motor, a motor drive module, a working parameter detection module, a first switch module and a second switch module;
the central control module being electrically connected to the motor drive module, and the central control module controlling turn on and off of the motor drive module;
a protection module which can prevent a motor peripheral circuit from being damaged by motor clutter produced during running of the motor; and
the working parameter detection module being electrically connected to the motor and the central control module, and the working parameter detection module returning a parameter that is detected during running of the motor to the central control module, wherein the motor drive module is electrically connected to the motor by a first switch module and a second switch module, and the motor drive module controls the first and second switch modules to be discontinuously on and off, the respective statuses of the first switch module and the second switch module being on and off are always contrary so that when the first switch module is on, the second switch module is off, and when the first switch module is off, the second switch module is on, the working parameter detection module having a current detection module which has a detection time inversely proportional to a magnitude of current value detected when the motor is loaded and increases its rotation speed.

US Pat. No. 10,483,882

DRIVE DEVICE

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A drive device comprising:a motor;
an inverter configured to drive the motor with switching of a plurality of switching elements; and
a rotation angle detector configured to detect a rotation angle of the motor, the rotation angle detector including a resolver and an electronic control unit, wherein:
the resolver is attached to a rotational shaft of the motor and is configured to output a signal according to rotation of the motor;
the electronic control unit is configured to convert a signal from the resolver to a master rotation angle of the motor;
the electronic control unit is configured to convert a signal obtained by attenuating a high frequency component of a frequency higher than a predetermined frequency with respect to the signal from the resolver to a slave rotation angle of the motor; and
the electronic control unit is configured to determine that the master rotation angle is normal when a determination condition that a difference between the master rotation angle and the slave rotation angle is equal to or greater than a first threshold and a temporal variation as a variation of the master rotation angle per unit time is equal to or greater than a second threshold is not established, and determine that the master rotation angle is abnormal when the determination condition is established.

US Pat. No. 10,483,881

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MOTOR TORQUE COMPENSATION

INTUITIVE SURGICAL OPERAT...

18. A teleoperative medical device comprising:a manipulator arm;
a medical instrument detachably connected to the manipulator arm;
a plurality of motors connected to the manipulator arm, each motor of the plurality of motors configured to move the medical instrument in a different manner from another of the plurality of motors;
a control system comprising a processor and a memory, the memory comprising machine readable instructions that when executed by the processor, cause the control system to:
store a separate compensation profile for each motor of the plurality of motors, each compensation profile configured for controlling an input signal to a respective motor, each compensation profile defining adjustments to the input signal of the respective motor as a second function of a rotor angle of the respective motor, each compensation profile being based on a torque profile associated with the respective motor, wherein the torque profile associated with the respective motor defines torque output as a first function of the rotor angle at a set of discrete loads; and
apply each compensation profile during operation of each of the plurality of motors.

US Pat. No. 10,483,880

MULTIPLE ELECTROMECHANICAL ACTUATOR CONTROL SYSTEM

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A system for controlling multiple actuators that are attached to a structure for moving and positioning the structure, the system comprising:a magnetic flux sensor in a motor of each actuator, the magnetic flux sensor comprising a flux sensor winding in each motor for sensing a magnetic flux in an associated motor and generating an electrical signal that corresponds to the magnetic flux in the associated motor; and
a control unit that receives the electrical signal from the magnetic flux sensor in each motor of each actuator of the multiple actuators, the control unit comprising:
a circuit associated with each actuator that generates an output signal of a plurality of output signals, each output signal representing a torque provided by the motor of a respective actuator to the structure based on a magnetic flux level in the motor of the respective actuator; and
a compare and balance torque module configured to compare the output signals representing the torque provided by the motor of each actuator and to generate a drive command signal to each actuator that balances the torque applied to the structure by each actuator in response to the magnetic flux sensed in the motor of each actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,483,875

SURFACE ELASTIC WAVE GENERATOR, TRANSCEIVER, AND GENERATION METHOD THEREOF

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A surface elastic wave generator comprising:a substrate;
a first conductivity type region formed in the substrate; and
a second conductivity type doped region doped on a surface of the first conductivity type region, a depletion capacitance region being formed through applying reverse bias to junctions between the first conductivity type region and the second conductivity type doped region, a surface elastic wave being generated on the substrate through inputting an alternating current signal to the first conductivity type region or the second conductivity type doped region,
wherein the second conductivity type doped region comprising at least one doping pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,483,874

REVERSIBLE AC-DC AND DC-AC THYRISTOR CONVERTER

STMicroelectronics (Tours...

1. A reversible converter, comprising:a first field effect transistor and a second field effect transistor coupled in series between a first terminal and a second terminal associated with a DC voltage;
an inductive element linking a first midpoint of the series coupling of the first and second field effect transistors to a first terminal associated with an AC voltage;
a first thyristor and a second thyristor coupled in series between the first and second terminals associated with the DC voltage, wherein a second midpoint of the series coupling of the first thyristor and the second thyristor is linked to a second terminal associated with said AC voltage, and wherein an anode of the first thyristor and a cathode of the second thyristor are coupled to said second midpoint; and
a third thyristor and a fourth thyristor coupled in series between the first and second terminals associated with the DC voltage, wherein a third midpoint of the series coupling of the third thyristor and the fourth thyristor is directly connected to the second midpoint, and wherein a cathode of the third thyristor and an anode of the fourth thyristor are coupled to said third midpoint.

US Pat. No. 10,483,872

POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM AND ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A power supply system, comprising:an auxiliary power supply output terminal for providing an auxiliary power supply;
a first energy storage device;
a first converter comprising a first switch and a second switch which are series-connected, wherein the first converter is coupled to the first energy storage device;
a first transformer that transforms a high voltage from the first energy storage device into a low voltage output from the auxiliary power supply output terminal and comprising a primary winding and a secondary winding, wherein the primary winding of the first transformer is connected between the first energy storage device and a connecting point of the first and the second switches, and a first terminal of the secondary winding of the first transformer is connected to the auxiliary power supply output terminal via a first diode and an opposite terminal thereof is grounded; and
a first capacitor, wherein one terminal of the first capacitor is connected to a negative electrode of the first diode and the other terminal thereof is grounded.

US Pat. No. 10,483,869

POWER CONVERSION CIRCUIT HAVING INRUSH CURRENT LIMITING RESISTOR BYPASS

STMICROELECTRONICS LTD, ...

1. A power conversion circuit, comprising:a bridge rectifier, including:
first and second input terminals configured to receive an AC voltage, and
first and second output terminals configured to output a rectified voltage;
a current limiting resistor having a first terminal coupled to the second output terminal of the bridge rectifier and a second terminal coupled to an electrical ground;
a controllable current switching device having a first terminal, a second terminal, and a third terminal, the first terminal coupled to the first terminal of the current limiting resistor, and the second terminal coupled to the second terminal of the current limiting resistor; and
a driver coupled between the first terminal of the current limiting resistor and the third terminal of the current switching device, the driver configured to selectively couple the third terminal of the current switching device to a negative power supply based on a current through the current limiting resistor.

US Pat. No. 10,483,858

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 the primary side of the transformer, the primary circuit comprising (i) at least one gate driver, (ii) a bias voltage generator, and (iii) a primary microcontroller electrically coupled to the bias voltage generator and configured to receive a first bias voltage supplied by the bias voltage generator, the primary microcontroller configured to provide a first energizing signal to the at least one gate driver in response to the first bias voltage; and
a secondary circuit electrically coupled to the secondary side of the transformer, the secondary circuit comprising a secondary microcontroller communicatively coupled to the primary microcontroller, the secondary microcontroller configured to receive a second bias voltage caused by the first energizing signal, the secondary microcontroller further configured to provide, in response to the second bias voltage, a second energizing signal to the at least one gate driver in response to the second bias voltage, the secondary microcontroller further configured to provide, in response to the second bias voltage, an instruction to the primary microcontroller that causes the primary microcontroller to relinquish control of the primary circuit to the secondary microcontroller.

US Pat. No. 10,483,853

DC-DC CONVERTER

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A DC-DC converter, comprising:a high potential input wiring connected to a positive electrode of a direct current source;
a high potential output wiring;
a low potential wiring connected to a negative electrode of the direct current source;
a first lower FET of n-channel type, a source of the first lower FET being connected to the low potential wiring;
a first upper FET of n-channel type, a source of the first upper FET being connected to a drain of the first lower FET, and a drain of the first upper FET being connected to the high potential output wiring;
a second lower FET of n-channel type, a source of the second lower FET being connected to the low potential wiring;
a second upper FET of n-channel type, a source of the second upper FET being connected to a drain of the second lower FET, and a drain of the second upper FET being connected to the high potential output wiring;
a first diode, an anode of the first diode being connected to the source of the first upper FET, and a cathode of the first diode being connected to the drain of the first upper FET;
a second diode, an anode of the second diode being connected to the source of the second upper FET, and a cathode of the second diode being connected to the drain of the second upper FET;
a main reactor comprising a first terminal and a second terminal, the first terminal being connected to the high potential input wiring;
a first sub-reactor, one end of the first sub-reactor being connected to the second terminal of the main reactor, and other end of the first sub-reactor being connected to the drain of the first lower FET;
a second sub-reactor, one end of the second sub-reactor being connected to the second terminal of the main reactor, and other end of the second sub-reactor being connected to the drain of the second lower FET; and
a gate controller connected to a gate of the first lower FET, a gate of the first upper FET, a gate of the second lower FET, and a gate of the second upper FET, wherein
the gate controller is configured to perform a first operation and a second operation based on a variable current flowing through the main reactor,
the gate controller is configured to perform the first operation during a zero-cross mode in which the variable current decreases to zero, and to perform the second operation during a non-zero-cross mode in which the variable current does not decrease to zero,
in the first operation, the gate controller controls the first lower FET, the first upper FET, the second lower FET, and the second upper FET so as to satisfy following conditions:
a first state, a second state, a third state, and a fourth state repeatedly appear in this order, the first state being a state in which the first lower FET is on, the second state being a state in which the first lower FET and the second lower FET are off, the third state being a state in which the second lower FET is on, and the fourth state being a state in which the first lower FET and the second lower FET are off; and
the first upper FET and the second upper FET are not turned on,
in the second operation, the gate controller controls the first lower FET, the first upper FET, the second lower FET, and the second upper FET so as to satisfy following conditions:
a fifth state, a sixth state, a seventh state, and an eighth state repeatedly appear in this order, the fifth state being a state in which the first lower FET is on and the second lower FET is off, the sixth state being a state in which the first lower FET and the second lower FET are off, the seventh state being a state in which the first lower FET is off and the second lower FET is on, and the eighth state being a state in which the first lower FET and the second lower FET are off; and
the first upper FET is turned on in at least a part of a period of the sixth state, and the second upper FET is turned on in at least a part of a period of the eighth state.

US Pat. No. 10,483,852

CONTROL METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A POWER CONVERTER CIRCUIT AND RESPECTIVE POWER CONVERTER CIRCUIT

1. A control method for controlling a power converter circuit, the method comprising the steps of:providing said power converter circuit comprising at least one inductive element storing an output energy, a charging switch for charging the inductive element, a releasing switch for releasing the stored output energy from the inductive element and for charging the inductive element with a compensation energy and an output capacitor saving the released output energy, wherein the compensation energy is used to achieve a minimized voltage switching condition when switching on the charging switch; and
adjusting a turn on time of the releasing switch by a closed-loop control of a compensation control variable measured in the power converter circuit or of a characteristic value derived from this compensation control variable, wherein the compensation control variable is derived on basis of a differential voltage detected across an auxiliary winding in the power converter circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,483,849

AUTOMATIC TRANSITION BETWEEN PFM AND PWM MODES IN A SWITCHING REGULATOR

CIREL SYSTEMS PRIVATE LIM...

1. A method of transitioning a switching regulator from a Pulse Frequency Modulation mode to a Pulse Width Modulation mode, the method comprising:measuring a load current in the Pulse Frequency Modulation mode, wherein the load current is measured at an output of the switching regulator by deriving slope of waveform of output voltage at an intersection of an inductor an a load capacitor of the switching regulator, wherein the slope of the waveform of the output voltage is measured during a dead-time of the switching regulator, wherein the dead-time is defined as the time between an instant an NMOS switch is turned OFF by a zero crossing detector to an instant a PMOS switch is turned ON by one of a pulse frequency modulation controller and a pulse width modulation controller;
determining a current threshold setting to be one of an upper threshold and a lower threshold; and
transitioning the switching regulator from the Pulse Frequency Modulation mode to the Pulse Width Modulation mode when the load current measured is greater than the upper threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,483,845

CHARGE PUMP HAVING LEVEL-SHIFTING MECHANISM

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A charge pump, comprising:a pull-up circuit, for selectively providing charges to an output terminal of the charge pump, wherein the pull-up circuit comprises:
a first transistor;
a first capacitor, coupled to one electrode of the first transistor; and
a switched-capacitor circuit, coupled between a supply voltage and another electrode of the first transistor, for boosting a voltage of the other electrode of the first transistor to charge the first capacitor via the first transistor, then the first capacitor and the output terminal of the charge pump are under a charge distribution operation;
wherein when the first capacitor and the output terminal of the charge pump are under the charge distribution operation, the first capacitor is electrically disconnected from the supply voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,483,842

DRIVE SYSTEM HAVING DC POWER SUPPLY FOR A SUBMARINE

THYSSENKRUPP MARINE SYSTE...

1. A drive system for a submarine comprising:a DC power supply system configured to supply electrical energy to a drive of the submarine;
a plurality of battery strings, wherein each battery string includes a plurality of series-connected battery modules; and
a plurality of string connection units, each of the plurality of string connection units comprising a bidirectional voltage converter and a switching device either connected in series to the bidirectional voltage converter or incorporated into the bidirectional voltage converter for galvanic isolation of each battery string from the DC power supply system, individual ones of the plurality of string connection units connected to a corresponding one of the plurality of battery strings via which each battery string is selectively connected to or disconnected from the DC power supply system, with each of the plurality of string connection units being configured to adjust a string current flowing in each corresponding battery string.

US Pat. No. 10,483,835

LINEAR MOTOR

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A linear motor comprising:a magnet plate on which magnets of different polarity are alternately arranged along a movement direction; and
an armature having a core serving as a main body and a coil attached to the core,
wherein the magnet plate and the armature are made to relatively move along an arrangement direction of the magnets, by way of thrust produced between the magnet plate and the armature,
wherein the magnet plate has a non-thrust region that extends along an arrangement direction of the magnets, and does not contribute to the thrust, and
wherein the core of the armature includes a plurality of main teeth to which the coil is attached and an auxiliary tooth provided between the main teeth which are adjacent to each other, wherein the main teeth and auxiliary tooth are not provided in a region opposing the non-thrust region of the magnet plate.

US Pat. No. 10,483,833

VIBRATION MOTOR

NIDEC SEIMITSU CORPORATIO...

1. A vibration motor, comprising:a stationary portion, which includes a casing and a coil;
a vibrating body, which includes a magnet and a weight and is supported to be capable of vibrating in a lateral direction relative to the stationary portion;
a first elastic member having a plate shape; and
a second elastic member having a plate shape,
wherein the first elastic member includes a first fastening portion, a second fastening portion, and a first coupling portion,
wherein the second elastic member includes a third fastening portion, a fourth fastening portion, and a second coupling portion,
wherein the first coupling portion couples the first fastening portion to the second fastening portion,
wherein the second coupling portion couples the third fastening portion to the fourth fastening portion,
wherein the first fastening portion, the second fastening portion, the third fastening portion, and the fourth fastening portion extend in the lateral direction,
wherein the first fastening portion and the second fastening portion face each other in a longitudinal direction perpendicular to the lateral direction,
wherein the third fastening portion and the fourth fastening portion face each other in the longitudinal direction,
wherein the first coupling portion and the second coupling portion each include a plane portion extending in the longitudinal direction when the vibrating body has zero displacement,
wherein the weight includes
a first side wall extending in the lateral direction,
a second side wall extending in the longitudinal direction, and
a third side wall extending in the longitudinal direction,
wherein the second side wall and the third side wall face each other in the lateral direction;
wherein the first fastening portion is fixed to a first side of the first side wall in the lateral direction,
wherein the third fastening portion is fixed to a second side of the first side wall in the lateral direction,
wherein the plane portion of the first coupling portion faces the second side wall in the lateral direction,
wherein the plane portion of the second coupling portion faces the third side wall in the lateral direction,
wherein the second fastening portion and the fourth fastening portion are fixed to an inner wall surface of the casing extending in the lateral direction,
wherein the first coupling portion further includes a first curve, which is bent to be oriented in the lateral direction from a first end of the plane portion of the first coupling portion, and a second curve, which is bent to be oriented in the lateral direction from a second end of the plane portion of the first coupling portion,
wherein the first fastening portion extends in the lateral direction without being bent at a coupled portion between the first fastening portion and the first curve,
wherein the second fastening portion extends in the lateral direction without being bent at a coupled portion between the second fastening portion and the second curve,
wherein the second coupling portion further includes a third curve, which is bent to be oriented in the lateral direction from the first end of the plane portion of the second coupling portion, and a fourth curve, which is bent to be oriented in the lateral direction from the second end of the plane portion of the second coupling portion,
wherein the third fastening portion extends in the lateral direction without being bent from a coupled portion between the third fastening portion and the third curve, and
wherein the fourth fastening portion extends in the lateral direction without being bent from a coupled portion between the fourth fastening portion and the fourth curve.

US Pat. No. 10,483,831

PERMANENT MAGNET APPLYING MOTOR

PHOENIX INVENT, INC., (K...

1. A permanent magnet applying motor comprising:a first rotating plate and a second rotating plate having through-holes formed at central portions of the first rotating plate and the second rotating plate, the first rotating plate and the second rotating plate having a plurality of insertion grooves formed at the ends of the first rotating plate and the second rotating plate;
a rotary shaft passing through a central portion of the first rotating plate and a central portion of the second rotating plate;
a plurality of rotors arranged between the first rotating plate and the second rotating plate at regular intervals with respect to the rotary shaft and each including a permanent magnet and a penetration shaft passing through the permanent magnet;
a plurality of planetary gears connected in pairs to the plurality of rotors, respectively;
a center gear connected to one end of the rotary shaft and engaged with all the plurality of planetary gears;
a rotating plate support including a first support and a second support connected to opposite ends of the rotary shaft, respectively;
a stator support including a third support which has a first stator formed in the third support and includes a permanent magnet as a component and a fourth support which has a second stator which is the same as the first stator, the third support and the fourth support being spaced apart from each other with respect to the rotary shaft;
one or more deadlock point detecting sensors provided on one side of the rotating plate support; and
one or more electromagnet portions provided on one side of the stator support.

US Pat. No. 10,483,826

THERMODYNAMIC SYSTEM FOR STORING/PRODUCING ELECTRICAL ENERGY

BOREALES ENERGY, (FR)

1. A system for producing and storing electrical energy, comprising a thermally insulated chamber containing a first closed circuitry in which circulates a first working fluid, a hot source through which a first leg of the first circuitry passes for a heat exchange between the first working fluid and the hot source, a cold source through which a second leg of the first circuitry passes for a heat exchange between the first working fluid and the cold source, the hot and cold sources being thermally insulated from each other, the first circuitry further comprising third and fourth legs connecting in series the first and second legs, the third leg comprising a first member for circulating the first working fluid in liquid phase and the fourth leg comprising a second member for circulating the first working fluid in gas phase, wherein the hot source is composed of a pure water ice slurry always at 0° C., the cold source is composed of an ice slurry with a temperature lower than or equal to ?40° C. and the system for producing/storing electrical energy further comprises a second circuitry for circulating a second working fluid between the hot source and a constant temperature system outside the thermally insulated chamber, the constant temperature system being selected from the group comprising ambient air, a water reserve, a water stream, a water course, a waterway, wherein the second working fluid is circulated between said constant temperature system and the hot source by an auxiliary expansion valve and an auxiliary compressor, and is caused to exchange heat with the constant temperature system and the hot source; and,wherein the system further comprises an intermediate temperature source at an intermediate temperature between the temperature of the hot source and the temperature of the cold source, and comprises an intermediate fluid circuitry carrying an intermediate working fluid, said intermediate fluid circuitry passing through and exchanging heat with the hot source, the cold source, and the intermediate temperature source, the intermediate temperature source being connected to the intermediate fluid circuitry in parallel to the hot source, by a first sub-leg equipped with a first compressor and a second sub-leg equipped with an first expansion valve, and the intermediate temperature source being connected to the intermediate fluid circuitry in parallel to the cold source, by a third sub-leg equipped with a second compressor and a fourth sub-leg equipped with an second expansion valve.

US Pat. No. 10,483,823

ELECTRIC ACTUATOR

NIDEC TOSOK CORPORATION, ...

1. An electric actuator comprising:a motor that has a motor shaft extending in an axial direction;
a speed reduction mechanism disposed on an outer side in a radial direction of a portion on one side of the motor shaft in the axial direction and connected to the motor shaft;
a case that accommodates the motor and the speed reduction mechanism;
an output portion to which rotation of the motor shaft is transmitted via the speed reduction mechanism;
a first board electrically connected to the motor;
a rotation detection device that detects rotation of the output portion;
a connector portion provided in the case and connected to electrical wiring outside the case;
a first wiring member electrically connected at least indirectly to the electrical wiring via the connector portion; and
a second wiring member electrically connected to the rotation detection device,
wherein the case includes
a first case provided with the connector portion and including a first opening portion which opens on the one side in the axial direction, and
a second case including a second opening portion which opens on the other side in the axial direction,
the first board is accommodated in the first case,
the rotation detection device is accommodated in the second case,
an end portion on the one side in the axial direction of the first case and an end portion on the other side in the axial direction of the second case are fixed to each other in a state where the first opening portion and the second opening portion are opposed to each other in the axial direction,
the first wiring member includes a first connecting portion held in the first case,
the second wiring member includes a second connecting portion held in the second case,
the first connecting portion is exposed on the one side of the first case in the axial direction,
the second connecting portion is exposed on the other side of the second case in the axial direction, and
the first connecting portion and the second connecting portion are disposed at positions overlapping in the axial direction in a state where the first case and the second case are fixed to each other, and are electrically connected to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,483,821

STATOR FOR ROTATING ELECTRIC MACHINE FIXED TO FRAME WITH PREDETERMINED INTERFERENCE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A stator for a rotating electric machine, comprising:a stator core formed in a cylindrical shape; and
a frame having an inner circumferential side to which the stator core is fitted and fixed with a predetermined interference, and an outer circumferential side on which a passage for cooling fluid for cooling the stator core is formed,
wherein the interference at a thin portion of the frame formed along an inner surface of the cooling passage is greater than the interference at a thick portion thereof where there is no cooling passage,
wherein the thin portion of the frame is provided adjacent to the thick portion of the frame in an axial direction of the stator core, and
wherein an inner diameter of the thin portion of the frame is smaller than an inner diameter of the thick portion.

US Pat. No. 10,483,819

STATOR ASSEMBLY FOR MOTOR

Hanon Systems, Daejeon (...

1. A stator assembly for a motor comprising:a stator core having a plurality of teeth around each of which a stator coil is wound;
a first insulator coupled to one side of the stator core to provide insulation between one tooth and an adjacent tooth;
a second insulator coupled to the other side of the stator core to provide insulation between one tooth and an adjacent tooth; and
a three-phase terminal inserted between the stator core and the second insulator and protruded partially to the outside of the second insulator to be electrically connected to an inverter,
wherein the three-phase terminal has a form that one ring shape is divided into a plurality of parts, and
wherein each of the plurality of parts of the three-phase terminal comprises a plurality of streamlined terminal bodies, inverter connecting portions protruded to one side of the terminal bodies and inserted into an inverter housing, and a plurality of coil engaging portions formed to be spaced from the inverter connecting portions, and disposed not to overlap each other.

US Pat. No. 10,483,816

MOTOR, ROTOR, COMPRESSOR, AND REFRIGERATION AND AIR CONDITIONING APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A motor comprising a stator and a rotor provided inside the stator, the rotor comprising:a rotor core having a magnet insertion hole, and
a plurality of permanent magnets disposed in the magnet insertion hole of the rotor core and having two permanent magnets adjacent to each other,
wherein the rotor core has a first magnet holding portion disposed between the two permanent magnets adjacent to each other in the magnet insertion hole, and a second magnet holding portion disposed at an end of the magnet insertion hole in a circumferential direction of the rotor core;
wherein the rotor core has a plurality of electromagnetic steel sheets stacked in an axial direction, and
wherein relationships A>B and A>C are satisfied, where a number of the plurality of electromagnetic steel sheets of the rotor core is represented by A, and among the plurality of electromagnetic steel sheets of the rotor core, a number of electromagnetic steel sheets having the first magnet holding portions is represented by B, and a number of electromagnetic steel sheets having the second magnet holding portions is represented by C.

US Pat. No. 10,483,812

ELECTRICAL MACHINE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

Ingersoll-Rand Company, ...

1. An electrical rotor machine comprising:a housing including a wall defining a cavity and including a locating feature on the wall within the cavity, the housing including an aperture through the wall adjacent the locating feature;
a stator comprising:
two subcores disposed within the cavity and axially seated against opposing edges of the locating feature, wherein a radial channel is formed between the subcores, the radial channel in fluid communication with the aperture of the housing, and wherein the subcores further including a plurality of winding channels along an axial length of each subcore, the plurality of winding channels structured to receive stator windings, and
stator windings disposed within the plurality of winding channels of the subcores, wherein the stator windings extend between the subcores and across the radial channel; and
a rotor operably attached to a shaft and disposed within the stator, the shaft structured to rotate about a longitudinal axis of the machine;
wherein the locating feature is offset from the aperture such that the locating feature does not obstruct a flowpath for coolant as the coolant is turned between a radial and an axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,483,811

STATOR HAVING ADAPTED TOOTH GEOMETRY WITH TEETH HAVING CIRCUMFERENTIAL PROJECTIONS

1. A stator of an electric motor, having teeth distributed in a circumferential direction and extending in a radial direction, and grooves respectively provided between the teeth, wherein respectively adjacent teeth each form a groove opening at the radial outer edge sections of said teeth, and the radial outer edge sections of the teeth each have a projection extending into the groove opening in the circumferential direction and each forming a free contact surface directed radially inward, wherein a contact surface width in the circumferential direction corresponds to a projection width (b) in the circumferential direction, anda ratio b/a of the projection width (b) in the circumferential direction to a groove opening width (a) in the circumferential direction is in a range of 0.1-0.15 and a ratio b/c of the projection width (b) in the circumferential direction to a projection thickness (c) in the radial direction is in a range of 0.5-1.0,
wherein, in an axial top view, each respective projection has a rectangular cross section,
wherein the grooves have an insulating overmold made of plastic, which covers at least one inner wall surface of the grooves and the radially inward directed free contact surface of the projection.

US Pat. No. 10,483,808

ENVIRONMENTAL ENERGY ABSORPTION SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. An environmental energy absorption system for providing power to an electronic device, comprising:a remote station including:
an energy receiver configured to receive electromagnetic fields, said electromagnetic fields including relatively weak electromagnetic fields present in the environment and relatively stronger electromagnetic fields from a base station;
an energy converter for converting the received energy into electrical power, said energy converter comprising a field sensor for detecting the relatively weak electromagnetic fields present in the environment; and
an energy storage element for storing the electrical power;
wherein the energy converter includes:
a voltage doubler for increasing the voltage from the field sensor to a predetermined range;
a field regulator for preventing excessive voltage fluctuations from the voltage doubler; and
an accumulator for accumulating the regulated voltage, the accumulator having a diode with a high resistance reverse characteristic for ensuring one-way flow of electrical energy to the energy storage element.

US Pat. No. 10,483,807

NON-CONTACT POWER SUPPLY DEVICE AND NON-CONTACT POWER SUPPLY METHOD

TOSHIBA TEC KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A non-contact power supply device, comprising:an inverter circuit configured to convert power supplied from a direct current (DC) power supply into alternating current (AC) power;
a resonant circuit configured to supply the AC power to an external power receiving device in a non-contact manner;
a current sensor electrically connected the inverter circuit;
a voltage subtractor circuit configured to detect a voltage difference between a predetermined reference voltage and a voltage value of the AC power as detected by a voltage sensor in the external power receiving device;
a current subtractor circuit configured to detect a current difference between a predetermined reference current and a current value of the AC power as detected by the current sensor; and
a controller configured to control the inverter circuit to reduce the voltage difference and the current difference when the voltage is outside a predetermined range.

US Pat. No. 10,483,802

PEAK VOLTAGE DETECTION IN A DIFFERENTIALLY DRIVEN WIRELESS RESONANT TRANSMITTER

Texas Instruments Incorpo...

1. A wireless power circuit comprising:(a) a series resonant circuit including a primary capacitor and an inductor coupled in series, the primary capacitor having first and second terminals and the inductor having first and second terminals, a first terminal of the inductor being coupled to a second terminal of the primary capacitor;
(b) a first half-bridge circuit having a terminal coupled to the first terminal of the capacitor;
(c) a second half-bridge circuit having a terminal coupled to the second terminal of the inductor;
(d) a summing circuit having a first summing terminal coupled to the first terminal of the inductor, a second summing terminal coupled to the second terminal of the inductor, and a center node terminal; and
(e) a peek-to-peek voltage detector having an input coupled to the center node terminal of the summing circuit and having a voltage detector output.

US Pat. No. 10,483,800

PORTABLE DEVICE, CHARGING DEVICE FOR SAME, AND CHARGING SYSTEM FOR PORTABLE DEVICE

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A portable device, comprising:an outer wall member exposed to outside; and
a power-receiving module at least partially arranged along a surface shape of the outer wall member, which receives power supplied by means of a resonance phenomenon, the power-receiving module including a power-receiving resonance coil having an outer circumferential side and an inner circumferential side opposite the outer circumferential side;
an electronic device disposed in a magnetic field space formed by the resonance phenomenon and having a magnetic field strength weaker than that in nearby portions, the magnetic field space being located within a space defined by the power-receiving resonance coil on the inner circumferential side of the power-receiving resonance coil; and
a magnetic member disposed between the electronic device and the power-receiving resonance coil and covering an inner circumferential surface of the power-receiving resonance coil, the magnetic member configured to reduce a magnetic field generated on the inner circumferential side of the power-receiving resonance coil.

US Pat. No. 10,483,790

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CHARGING AUTONOMOUSLY POWERED DEVICES USING VARIABLE POWER SOURCE

1. A solar light or other autonomously powered device assembly comprising:solar light pole and/or other load bearing device including,
a rechargeable battery,
a light and/or load electrically connected to said battery,
photovoltaic panel for supplying a charging current to said battery, and
a charge controller operable to sense a level of a depth of discharge (DOD) and/or a state of charge (SOC) of said battery and regulate or control a flow of charging current from the photovoltaic panel to the battery,
a processing assembly communicating with said charge controller and operable to receive input signals representative of said sensed level of DOD and/or SOC, and to output in response thereto controller control signals for controlling the flow of said charging current, the processing assembly including memory and program instructions, wherein,
the memory periodically receiving initial input values representative of an estimated initial battery capacity factor FB[T] for said battery, and a preselected battery target voltage VAB[T] at a selected operating temperature (TOP),
wherein as part of a daily charging and discharge cycle the program instructions being operable whereby,
during an initial charge period:
A. receiving into said memory an initial bulk energy charge (AHbulk) representative of cumulative charging current over time required to charge said battery to said preselected battery target voltage (VAB)[T];
B. calculate a target energy input (AHprojected) selected as a projected required amperage per period of time for said battery to achieve a substantially 100% state of charge, wherein said target energy input (AHprojected) is determined by the formula:
(AHproject)=(AHbulk)(K×FB[T]×Oc %?1)
wherein K is a constant selected at between about 1 and 2,
FB[T] is selected at between 40% to 100%; and
Oc is a maximum overcharge capacity value selected at between 100% and 120%;
C. following the initial charging period, the processing assembly outputting control signals to said charge controller to effect a second stage charging period and regulate the flow of said charging current into said battery as a first intermittent current flow, the first intermittent current flow characterized by sequential current charging periods selected to substantially maintain said battery at said preselected battery target voltage (VAB)[T] calculating and inputting into said memory an absorption energy charge (AHAb) representative of cumulative charging energy into said battery;
D. when the cumulative charging energy (AHAb) equals the target energy input (AHprojected), outputting control signals to said charge controller to regulate the flow of charging current to said battery as a second intermittent current flow, the second intermittent current characterized by sequential current charging periods selected to maintain said charge to said battery at a target voltage (Vfloat) selected to substantially maintain the battery at a substantially 100% state of charge.

US Pat. No. 10,483,785

POWER INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DEVICE AND POWER INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

RICOH IMAGING COMPANY, LT...

1. A power information management device communicable with at least one other device and being able to perform one of mutual power supply and unidirectional power supply, comprising:a processor that sends a power-profile request to the at least one other device, requesting transmission of the power profiles, each specifying a value of electric power the power information management device is allowed to request the at least one other device to transmit, and no greater than the difference between the electric power supplied to the power information management device and the operating power of the power information management device,
the processor receiving the requested power profiles from the at least one other device in response to the sending of the power-profile request,
wherein the power profiles relate to power information of a plurality of devices including the power information management device and the at least one other device, and
wherein the received power profiles include at least one of:
a ratio between a full charge capacity of one device of the plurality of devices and a sum of residual quantities of electric power of each device of the plurality of devices, and
a ratio between a full charge capacity of one device of the plurality of devices and a sum of residual quantities of electric power of the plurality of devices other than one device;
the processor selecting one of the received power profiles as an optimal power profile based on a current operating mode or a current status of the power information management device;
the processor sending a request to the at least one other device for the transmission of the selected optimal power profile; and
the processor receiving electric power transmitted from the at least one other device corresponding to the electric power specified in the optimal power profile sent to the at least one other device.

US Pat. No. 10,483,784

WEARABLE, ACTIVITY-TRACKING SEX TOY, AND A METHOD FOR ITS USE

1. A method for tracking sexual movements, the method comprising:detecting, by at least one motion sensor incorporated in a sex toy, at least one motion of the sex toy;
calculating, by a processor coupled to a wireless communicator incorporated in the sex toy, at least one body movement of a user of the sex toy, based on the at least one motion of the sex toy;
determining, by the wireless communicator, a connection state to at least one computing device;
storing, by the processor, in a memory incorporated in the sex toy, the at least one body movement, based on the detected connection state.

US Pat. No. 10,483,782

BATTERY CONTROL METHOD AND BATTERY CONTROL APPARATUS

ACER INCORPORATED, New T...

1. A battery control method, comprising:determining whether a charging voltage value of a battery is greater than a voltage threshold;
obtaining a battery temperature of the battery when the charging voltage value is greater than the voltage threshold;
accumulating a time parameter according to a first accumulating rate when the battery temperature is less than a first temperature;
accumulating the time parameter according to a second accumulating rate when the battery temperature is greater than or equal to the first temperature, wherein the first accumulating rate is less than the second accumulating rate; and
reducing the charging voltage value of the battery when the time parameter reaches a time threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,483,781

ELECTRICALLY HEATED AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEM

PHILIP MORRIS PRODUCTS S....

1. A method of controlling an electrical system, the electrical system comprising a primary charging device comprising a first rechargeable power supply, and a portable device comprising a second rechargeable power supply, the method comprising:monitoring an ambient temperature adjacent the primary charging device;
determining a charging current, for charging the first rechargeable power supply of the primary charging device, in dependence on the ambient temperature; and
charging the first rechargeable power supply of the primary charging device at the determined charging current,
wherein:
when the ambient temperature is within a first predetermined temperature range, the charging current is less than about 0.1 C,
when the ambient temperature is within a second predetermined temperature range, the charging current is greater than about 0.1 C, and
when the ambient temperature is above a predetermined temperature, preventing the charging of the first rechargeable power supply.

US Pat. No. 10,483,780

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR THE SAME

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:a chargeable battery;
a power receiving unit capable of receiving power from an external apparatus with non-contact;
a charging control unit configured to charge the battery with power received from the external apparatus;
a switching unit configured to switch to a state of supplying power to at least one of a power supply unit of an apparatus and the battery based on a predetermined voltage obtained using the power received from the external apparatus; and
a control unit configured to control power supply to the power supply unit of the apparatus and charging of the battery using the power received from the external apparatus,
wherein if a power amount that can be received from the external apparatus is sufficient to operate the apparatus but not sufficient to charge the battery, the control unit controls the predetermined voltage so as to reduce power consumption during operation of the apparatus, and if the received power is greater than the power consumption during operation of the apparatus, the control unit charges the battery using the power received from the external apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,483,777

AUXILIARY POWER SUPPLY DEVICE AND POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM

JTEKT CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. An auxiliary power supply device comprising:a plurality of channels of auxiliary power supplies;
a charging circuit configured to charge the auxiliary power supplies, the charging circuit being connected to a main power supply; and
an auxiliary power supply switching circuit disposed between the charging circuit and positive electrode terminals of the plurality of channels of auxiliary power supplies and configured to switch one channel of auxiliary power supply connected to the charging circuit among the plurality of channels of auxiliary power supplies such that one auxiliary power supply that has been disconnected from the charging circuit is connected to the charging circuit and another auxiliary power supply that has been connected to the charging circuit is disconnected from the charging circuit, and to simultaneously switch one channel of auxiliary power supply connected to a power supply destination such that one auxiliary power supply that has been disconnected from the power supply destination is connected to the power supply destination, another auxiliary power supply that has been connected to the power supply destination is disconnected from the power supply destination, and the one channel of auxiliary power supply connected to the power supply destination does not match the one channel of auxiliary power supply connected to the charging circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,483,775

PRIVACY CHARGING STATION FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES

1. A charging station, comprising:a container configured to house at least one electrical device within an internal space within said container;
at least one electrical outlet disposed within said container, said at least one electrical outlet configured to provide power to the at least one electrical device; and
a noise generator located within said internal space within said container, wherein the noise generator is configured to supply masking noise while the at least one electrical device is resident within said internal space.

US Pat. No. 10,483,774

DECORATIVE PORTABLE POWER CHARGER

Halo International SEZC L...

1. A portable power charger and cable apparatus comprising:a power charger comprising:
a charger housing; and
a rechargeable battery internally disposed within the charger housing;
a charging cable assembly attached to the charger housing and in operative communication with the rechargeable battery, said charging cable assembly having a first cable portion with a first electrical fitting and a second cable portion with a second electrical fitting; and
an aesthetic element surrounding at least the charger housing;wherein the aesthetic element comprises a first tasseled fitting and a second tasseled fitting each attached to the charging cable assembly at the first cable portion and at the second cable portion, wherein the first tasseled fitting surrounds the charger housing and the first electrical fitting and the second tasseled fitting surround the second electrical fitting.

US Pat. No. 10,483,769

WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION APPARATUS

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

1. A wireless power transmission apparatus comprising:a member;
an upper transmission coil disposed on the member; and
first and second terminals disposed in the member,
wherein the upper transmission coil comprises:
an outer coil part connected to the first terminal and formed in one-turn;
a first inner coil part connected to the outer coil part and having a half-turn on a first region of the member;
a second inner coil part connected to the first inner coil part and having a half-turn on a second region of the member;
a third inner coil part connected to the second inner coil part and having a half-turn on the first region of the member; and
a fourth inner coil part connected to the third inner coil part and the second terminal and having a half-turn on the second region of the member,
wherein the half-turn of the second inner coil part comprises a first rounded corner, a second rounded corner and a third rounded corner,
wherein a circular arc of the first rounded corner of the second inner coil part is R 20 mm as a radius of a circle,
wherein a circular arc of the second rounded corner of the second inner coil part is R 18.4 mm as a radius of a circle, and
wherein a circular arc of the third rounded corner of the second inner coil part is greater than the circular arc of the first and second rounded corners of the second inner coil part.

US Pat. No. 10,483,768

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF OBJECT DETECTION USING ONE OR MORE SENSORS IN WIRELESS POWER CHARGING SYSTEMS

Energous Corporation, Sa...

1. A method of wirelessly delivering power to an electronic device, the method comprising:receiving, from one or more first sensors, first data of a transmission field, the first data identifying at least one object within the transmission field, wherein a first wireless power transmitter is configured to transmit electromagnetic wireless power transmission waves to a wireless power receiver located in the transmission field;
after receiving the first data, determining whether a path between the wireless power receiver located in the transmission field and the first wireless power transmitter is unobstructed by the at least one object based, at least in part, on the first data; and
in accordance with a determination that the path between the wireless power receiver and the first wireless power transmitter is unobstructed by the at least one object:
instructing the first wireless power transmitter to transmit the electromagnetic wireless power transmission waves to the wireless power receiver using the path, wherein the wireless power receiver uses energy from at least some of the electromagnetic wireless power transmission waves to power or charge an electronic device coupled to the wireless power receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,483,764

IRRADIANCE BASED SOLAR PANEL POWER POINT TRACKING

Worcester Polytechnic Ins...

1. A method of regulating an operating voltage of a solar panel inverter, comprising:receiving camera readings indicative of incident light on a solar panel;
computing, based on the received readings, an operating voltage corresponding to a maximum power generation capability of the solar panel;
receiving, at an inverter connected to the solar panel, output power from the solar panel; and
directing the inverter to regulate an output power based on the received operating voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,483,762

POWER TRANSMISSION NETWORK

GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLO...

1. A power transmission network comprising:an AC electrical network connected to a point of common coupling, the AC electrical network having a voltage, the point of common coupling being connectable to a further electrical device; and
a processing circuit comprising a phase locked loop, the processing circuit configured to receive and process a voltage of the point of common coupling to determine a phase difference between the voltages of the AC electrical network and the point of common coupling during an exchange of power between the AC electrical network and the point of common coupling, the phase locked loop comprising:
a phase detector,
a loop filter, an output of the loop filter being configured to provide a phase difference signal corresponding to the phase difference;
a first voltage controlled oscillator; and
a second voltage controlled oscillator configured to lock the phases of the voltages of the AC electrical network and the point of common coupling prior to the exchange of power between the AC electrical network and the point of common coupling;
wherein the phase locked loop is configured to switch between the first voltage controlled oscillator and second voltage controlled oscillator.

US Pat. No. 10,483,759

INTEGRATED MULTI-MODE LARGE-SCALE ELECTRIC POWER SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR AN ELECTRICAL GRID

ALENCON ACQUISITION CO., ...

1. An integrated multi-mode, large-scale electric power support system for providing an on demand electrical power from a renewable energy source comprising a renewable solar energy source or a renewable wind energy source and at least one stored energy source to an electrical grid or an on demand reactive power delivery to or absorption from the electrical grid, the integrated multi-mode, large-scale electric power support system comprising:a multi-mode controller for controlling a selection of each one of a plurality of system configurations for the integrated multi-mode, large-scale electric power support system responsive to a system mode request from the electrical grid;
a photovoltaic power station or a wind farm having a DC power capacity of supplying a minimum of 2,500 kW from a plurality of solar renewable energy string circuits or a plurality of wind renewable energy turbine power electronic blocks connected to a renewable energy DC power bus as a supply of a renewable energy DC current, each of the plurality of solar renewable energy string circuits comprising a plurality of photovoltaic modules and each of the plurality of wind renewable energy turbine power electronic blocks comprising a wind turbine and a wind turbine controller connected to an optimizer input of a renewable energy power optimizer, and an optimizer output of the renewable energy power optimizer connected to the renewable energy DC power bus, the optimizer output having a galvanic isolation with the optimizer input;
a plurality of system power modules, each of the plurality of system power modules comprising:
an at least one system stored energy DC power module, each of the at least one system stored energy DC power modules comprising:
an at least one stored energy DC power source selectively connectable to a power module DC BUS by a stored DC power source switching device controlled by the multi-mode controller for alternatively charging of the at least one stored energy DC power source or a supply of a stored energy DC current from the at least one stored energy DC power source dependent upon the selection of each one of the plurality of system configurations;
a current controller module having a controller input connected across the power module DC BUS and a controller output connected across the power module DC BUS;
a renewable energy switching device for selectively connecting the renewable energy DC power bus to the power module DC BUS dependent upon the selection of each one of the plurality of system configurations;
an inverter/charge module comprising an AC three phase solid state inverter with an inverter gating control circuit for each one of a plurality of solid state switching devices in the AC three phase solid state inverter, the AC three phase solid state inverter having an inverter/charge DC input alternatively connectable to the power module DC BUS in an inverter polarity or a charge circuit reversed polarity dependent upon the selection of each one of the plurality of system configurations, and an inverter/charge AC three phase output producing a three phase AC output currents in each one of a plurality of AC three phase solid state inverters in the plurality of system power modules; and
an inverter or charge circuit switching device for selectively connecting the controller output to the inverter polarity or the charge circuit reversed polarity dependent upon the selection of each one of the plurality of system configurations; and
a phase shifting transformation network having a transformation multi-phase output connected to the inverter/charge AC three phase output in each of the plurality of system power modules and a transformation multi-phase input connected to the electrical grid having a three phase grid voltage;
whereby the inverter/charge AC three phase output of the AC three phase solid state inverter in each one of the plurality of system power supply modules operates synchronously with the three phase grid voltage when: at least either the supply of the renewable energy DC current or the supply of the stored energy DC current is processed by the current controller module for a grid delivery of the supply of the renewable or the stored energy DC current; or a reactive power is absorbed from the electrical grid or supplied to the electrical grid, and a commutation of the plurality of solid state switching devices in each one of the plurality of AC three phase solid state inverters is sequenced to produce the three phase AC output currents from each one of the plurality of AC three phase solid state inverters and the phase shifting transformation network for phase shifting the three phase AC output currents from all of the plurality of AC three phase solid state inverters to produce a three phase AC grid-injected currents with waveforms having a decreased total harmonic distortion as the number of the plurality of AC three phase solid state inverters is increased.

US Pat. No. 10,483,756

OVERCURRENT PROTECTION CIRCUIT

JTEKT CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. An overcurrent protection circuit that is applied to an electronic circuit including at least one series circuit of an upper switching element and a lower switching element, the overcurrent protection circuit comprising:an amplification circuit configured to amplify an inter-terminal voltage of a shunt resistor for through-current detection;
an offset application circuit connected to an input terminal of the amplification circuit to allow the amplification circuit to provide an output with a predetermined offset voltage additionally applied thereto;
a comparison circuit for through-current sensing that compares an output voltage from the amplification circuit with a predetermined first reference voltage higher than the offset voltage to output a through-current sensing signal when the output voltage from the amplification circuit is higher than the first reference voltage, the through-current sensing signal being a first output;
a duration measurement circuit configured to measure a duration for which a through-current sensing signal is output from the comparison circuit for through-current sensing; and
an amplification circuit failure determination circuit that compares the output voltage from the amplification circuit with a predetermined second reference voltage that is higher than zero and lower than the offset voltage to output an amplification circuit failure determination signal corresponding to a result of the comparison, the amplification circuit failure determination signal being a second output,
wherein the first output and the second output have different voltages.

US Pat. No. 10,483,748

JUNCTION BOX AND NETWORK FOR DISTRIBUTING ENERGY

1. A junction box for energy distribution, comprising an input, at least one output, an electronic switch, and a mechanical isolator that is connected in series to the electronic switch, wherein the input is connected to the at least one output by the mechanical isolator so as to transmit energy, wherein the junction box comprises an internal evaluating unit having at least one processor, a data storage device, a first control output in communication with the electronic switch for controlling an operational state of the electronic switch, and a second control output in communication with the mechanical isolator for controlling an operational state of the mechanical isolator, and wherein an evaluating program is stored in the data storage device and said evaluating program is provided for being performed by the at least one processor to control the operational state of the mechanical isolator and the transmission of energy to the at least one output.

US Pat. No. 10,483,742

CABLE/LEAD INSERTION UNIT

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A cable/lead insertion unit for inserting and passing through at least one lead into and through a wall opening of a housing wall, comprising:an insertion sleeve for insertion into the wall opening,
a bearing flange protruding radially outwards from the insertion sleeve,
a clamp part configured to be screwed onto the insertion sleeve in the direction of the bearing flange, and
a locking plate including a safety dog insertable into a locking opening in the housing wall,
wherein the insertion sleeve includes a fastening portion situated opposite the clamp part,
wherein the fastening portion comprises a single partially circumferential thread turn, by which a clamping element can be brought into engagement for pressing the bearing flange onto a rim of the wall opening,
wherein the locking plate is configured to be fitted onto the insertion sleeve between the clamping element and the housing wall.

US Pat. No. 10,483,727

COOLING SYSTEM FOR TANKS

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

7. A tank assembly having heat-generating equipment contained therein, comprising:a tank having an opening;
wherein the tank houses a disconnector switch and a circuit breaker operatively connected to the disconnector switch;
a heat pipe having a side fixed to the tank and sealing the opening,
wherein an interior of the heat pipe contains a liquid and a gas,
wherein the sealing of the opening of the tank prevents the liquid and the gas from entering the tank,
wherein the heat pipe extends beyond a side of the tank, and
wherein the heat pipe has a cooling portion.

US Pat. No. 10,483,724

PANEL HOLDER FOR FASTENING A PANEL TO A HOUSING FRAME OF A SWITCHGEAR CABINET, AND CORRESPONDING SWITCHGEAR CABINET

1. A panel holder for fastening a panel on a housing frame of a switchgear cabinet, comprising wherein the panel holder is an open clip, which has two free push-in portions, which can be braced against one another for engagement in a recess of a housing frame, wherein the push-in portions are connected to one another by means of a fastening flange for a panel, said flange having a threaded passage, and wherein the fastening flange is arranged at a distance from one of the push-in portions and the threaded passage is arranged in alignment with the one push-in portion, such that a screw screwed in through the threaded passage impinges on the one push-in portion aligned with the threaded passage and thus braces the two push-in portions against one another; andthe one push-in portion aligned with the threaded passage has a deflector face for a screw screwed in through the threaded passage, which, at least in a relaxed state of the panel holder, extends nonparallel and at an angle between 10° and 60° in relation to the fastening flange.

US Pat. No. 10,483,719

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES WITH DEPLETED HETEROJUNCTION CURRENT BLOCKING REGIONS

University of Central Flo...

19. A semiconductor vertical resonant cavity light source, comprising:an upper mirror comprising alternating low refractive index mirror layers and high refractive index mirror layers and a lower mirror comprising alternating low refractive index mirror layers and high refractive index mirror layers;
at least one active region for light generation between said upper mirror and said lower mirror;
at least one cavity spacer layer between at least one of said upper mirror and said lower mirror and said active region;
said light source including an inner mode confinement region and an outer current blocking region;
a depleted heterojunction current blocking region (DHCBR) including a depleting impurity region comprising a first depleting impurity specie comprising a Column II acceptor and a second depleting impurity comprising oxygen within said outer current blocking region of at least one of said upper mirror, said lower mirror, and said active region, and
a middle layer including a conducting channel within said inner mode confinement region that is framed by said DHCBR,
wherein said DHCBR forces current flow into said conducting channel during normal operation of said light source.

US Pat. No. 10,483,718

ULTRA-LOW NOISE, HIGHLY STABLE SINGLE-MODE OPERATION, HIGH POWER, BRAGG GRATING BASED SEMICONDUCTOR LASER

Morton Photonics, Inc., ...

1. A laser comprising:a semiconductor gain chip to generate light; and
a waveguide external cavity having a first end and a second end and including an integrated Bragg grating to reflect at least a portion of the light
wherein a first end of the gain chip has a high reflectivity facet forming a first end of a laser cavity; a second end of the gain chip has a low reflectivity facet, allowing light generated from the gain chip to be coupled to the first end of the waveguide external cavity,
wherein the physical length of the Bragg grating is greater than 20 mm and occupies at least 75% of the physical length of the waveguide external cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,483,714

Q-SWITCHED LASER WITH STABILIZED OUTPUT ENERGY

SAAB AB, Linkoeping (SE)...

1. A laser arrangement (1), arranged to output energy in the form of laser emission, for emitting controlled Q-switched laser emission, the arrangement comprising:a gain medium (2) arranged to be excited when pumped;
an optical resonator (3);
an active Q-switch (4) arranged in the optical resonator, said active Q-switch (4) being controllable between at least a high loss state and a low loss state, and being configured to introduce loss in the optical resonator to prevent lasing in the high loss state and to affect lasing minimally in the low loss state;
a photodetector (5) configured to detect the presence of a free running pulse (1?) generated by the optical resonator and which occurs when a lasing threshold is reached; and
a processing circuitry (6) configured to control (S4) of the state of the active Q-switch based on the detection of the free running pulse.

US Pat. No. 10,483,710

MULTILAYER ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY

AUROMA TECHNOLOGIES, CO.,...

1. A multilayer electrode assembly comprising:a first dielectric material having an exterior surface and an interior surface, wherein the first dielectric material is shaped so as to form a channel defined by the interior surface; and
a layered structure comprising:
a first metal layer disposed adjacent to a first portion of the exterior surface of the first dielectric material; and
a second metal layer disposed adjacent to a second portion of the exterior surface of the first dielectric material, wherein the first metal layer is disposed in a first spaced relationship with the second metal layer in the layered structure;
wherein an electric field is generated in the channel of the first dielectric material when a voltage is applied to the multilayer electrode assembly by a drive electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,483,709

SUB-NANOSECOND BROAD SPECTRUM GENERATING LASER SYSTEM

IPG PHOTONICS CORPORATION...

1. A method of enhancing properties of sub-nanosecond pulses comprising:coupling pulsed signal light at a first wavelength into a bulk gain medium, thereby guiding input sub-nanosecond pulses of the signal light through the bulk gain medium in a single pass, wherein each input sub-nanosecond pulse of the signal light has a first pulse duration, first spectral width and first pulse peak power; and
coupling pump light at a second wavelength, which is different from the first wavelength, into the bulk gain medium while guiding the sub-nanosecond pulses there through, thereby outputting sub-nanosecond pulses at the first wavelength such that each output sub-nanosecond pulse has a:
second pulse duration shorter than the first pulse duration,
second spectral width broader than the first spectral width, and
second pulse peak power higher than the first pulse peak power; and
generating the signal light by pico- or femtosecond TM:II-VI lasers prior to the coupling of the input sub-nanosecond pulses into the bulk gain medium such that the first peak power of the sub-nanosecond pulses at least equals to a critical power (PC) for self-focusing in the bulk gain medium, the bulk gain medium being selected from TM:II-VI nanocrystals or polycrystals which are made from Cr:ZnS, Cr:ZnSe, Cr:CdS, Fe:ZnSe or Fe:ZnS.

US Pat. No. 10,483,708

ENDOSCOPE HAVING A ROTATABLE ELECTRIC CONNECTING ELEMENT

SCHOLLY FIBEROPTIC GMBH, ...

1. An endoscope (1) comprising:two functional units (2a, 2b) which are rotatable in relation to each other about a common axis of rotation (8);
an electric connecting element (3) by which the two functional units (2a, 2b) are electrically connected or connectable to one another, the connecting element (3) includes a flexible portion (4) that is placed into a winding (7),
the connecting element (3) has a first rigid portion (5) and a second rigid portion (6), and the flexible portion (4) is a central flexible portion (4) that connects the first rigid portion (5) and the second rigid portion (6) to each other, and
at least one of the first rigid portion (5) or the second rigid portion (6) protrudes over the central flexible portion (4) in a direction of the axis of rotation (8), and the first rigid portion (5) and the second rigid portion (6) overlap only in a region of the central flexible portion (4).

US Pat. No. 10,483,706

SOLENOID COIL WITH REPLACEABLE STATUS INDICATOR LIGHT

AUTOMATIC SWITCH COMPANY,...

1. A solenoid coil assembly, comprising:a solenoid coil operable to actuate a valve connected to the solenoid coil;
a light source affixed adjacent to the solenoid coil; and
an electrical splitter adapter disposed between the solenoid coil and the light source, the electrical splitter adapter having electrical contacts that connect the solenoid coil in electrical parallel to the light source;
wherein the electrical splitter adapter is configured to be connected to an AC power source and to provide power from the AC power source to both the solenoid coil and the light source; and
further comprising a rectifier disposed between the electrical splitter adapter and the light source, the rectifier being operable to convert AC power from the AC power source to DC power.

US Pat. No. 10,483,704

CABLE WITH MULTIPLE ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS

Kurt Solland, Goodyear, ...

1. A cable for connecting various devices, the cable comprising:a first connector and a second connector, a cord connecting the first connector to the second connector;
the first connector including a body and a plug head;
the body having a first end connected to the cord and an opposite second end;
the body being u-shaped and including a first prong and a second prong;
the first prong including a first set of electrical contacts and the second prong including a second set of electrical contacts;
the plug head including a plug head and a first plug and a second plug;
the first plug being secured to the plug head and the second plug being secured to the plug head, the first plug being located on an opposite side of the plug head from the second plug;
the plug head having a third set of electrical contacts electrically connected to the first plug and a fourth set of electrical contacts electrically connected to the second plug;
the plug head being rotatably secured between the first prong and the second prong of the body;
wherein, in a first position, the first set of electrical contacts and the second set of electrical contacts align with and electrically connect to the third set of electrical contacts; and
wherein, in a second position, the first set of electrical contacts and the second set of electrical contacts align with and electrically connect to the fourth set of electrical contacts.

US Pat. No. 10,483,696

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING AN IMPROVED ANNULAR WALL

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electrical connector comprising:an insulative housing comprising a base portion and a tongue portion extending forwardly from the base portion;
a plurality of conductive terminals affixed to the insulative housing and each having a contacting portion disposed in the tongue portion; and
a metallic shielding shell enclosing the insulative housing for forming a receiving room and having a first wall, a second wall opposite to the first wall, and a pair of lateral walls connecting the first wall and the second wall; wherein
a thickness of the first wall is smaller than that of the lateral walls; and
the base portion comprises a pair of resisting recesses located at a front end and a fixing slot communicating with the resisting recesses and extending laterally, the inner wall of the shielding shell comprises a pair of tubers resisting against the resisting recesses, the tongue portion comprises a stepped portion abutting with the base portion and a flat portion extending forwardly from the stepped portion, and the electrical connector further comprises a ground plate having a front covering portion exposed to the stepped portion and a rear covering portion attached to the fixing slot; and
the insulative housing comprises a mounting portion located at a rear end of the base portion and having a fixing groove with an opening upwardly and a pair of resisting tubers located laterally besides the fixing groove in symmetry, the first wall comprises a pair of resisting protrusions extending obliquely in the receiving room, the resisting protrusions resist against the fixing groove and the resisting tubers, and the tubers resist against a front end of the rear covering portion extending to the fixing slot.

US Pat. No. 10,483,695

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR TRANSMITTING HIGH FREQUENCY SIGNALS

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electrical connector comprising:an insulative housing forming opposite upper and lower surfaces in a vertical direction and including a plurality of passageways extending therethrough in the vertical direction;
a plurality of contacts retained in the corresponding passageways, respectively;
each of said contacts including:
an upstanding section retained to the housing, a spring arm extending from an upper region of the upstanding section above the upper surface with a contacting region, and a mounting leg extending from a lower region of the upstanding section around the lower surface; and
a plurality of solder balls attached under the mounting legs, respectively; wherein
each contact further includes an extension extending from the upper region of the upstanding section and beside the spring arm; wherein
the extension is essentially located between the spring arm and the upper surface of the housing in the vertical direction, and the spring arm and the extension are at least partially overlapped with each other in the vertical direction; wherein
the spring arm is downwardly deflectable while the extension is stationary.

US Pat. No. 10,483,690

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

VADovations, Inc., Oklah...

1. An electrical connector comprising:a plug comprising a body portion having a plurality of electrical contacts on an interior of the body portion; and
a receptacle comprising a plurality of annular electrical contacts that contact the plurality of electrical contacts on the plug when the plug is mated to the receptacle, wherein the plug can be rotated within the receptacle while maintaining electrical contact between the plurality of annular electrical contacts on the receptacle and the plurality of electrical contacts on the plug wherein each of the plurality of annular electrical contacts in the receptacle comprises a substantially cylindrical member having an offset slit that gives each of the plurality of annular electrical contacts a spring-like action when the plug is mated to the receptacle.

US Pat. No. 10,483,685

WATERPROOF COVER, CONNECTION DEVICE AND MOBILE TERMINAL

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A waterproof cover for a connector, comprising:a water blocking portion, configured to surround a periphery of the connector; and
a sealing portion, fastened to an end of the water blocking portion, and configured to be sleeved on a tail end of the connector to seal the tail end of the connector, to block water in a space between the water blocking portion and the connector,
wherein an inner sidewall of the water blocking portion is provided with a groove matching an elastic piece that is extended outward from an inner sidewall of a through hole provided on an insertion board of the connector, the insertion board being extended from a head end of the connector to the tail end of the connector opposite to the head end, and the elastic piece being configured to, when an external plug is inserted into the connector, press against the external plug to stabilize a connection between the external plug and the connector.

US Pat. No. 10,483,679

COMBINATION RECEPTACLE

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A combination receptacle comprising:a first universal serial bus (USB) port having a first type;
a second USB port having a second type;
a shutter structured to have a first state to allow access to the first USB port and block access to the second USB port and a second state to block access to the first USB port and allow access to the second USB port;
circuitry structured to control and provide power to the first and second USB ports,
wherein the first USB port is a USB Type-C power delivery (PD) port and the second USB port is a USB Type-C non-PD port, and
wherein the circuitry is structured to provide a power profile including 5V, 9V, 12V, 15V, and 20V to the first USB port and to provide power at 5V to the second USB port.

US Pat. No. 10,483,677

CONNECTOR

Sumitomo Wiring Systems, ...

1. A connector, comprising:a housing body having a front end that is connectable to a mating housing and having a reference surface extending substantially along a longitudinal direction;
an arm body extending substantially along the longitudinal direction; and
at least one leg coupling an intermediate location of the arm body in the longitudinal direction and the reference surface,
an area on a front side of the intermediate location of the arm body that is coupled to the leg defining a lock and an area on a rear side of the intermediate location of the arm body that is coupled to the leg and substantially opposite to the front side defining a releasing portion; and
in a process of connecting the housing body to the mating housing, the area on the first side of the intermediate location of the arm body initially deflects away from the reference surface and then resiliently returns so that the lock locks a mating lock on the mating housing, whereas the releasing portion is displaced toward the reference surface for separating the lock from the mating lock and releasing a locked state with the mating lock when the arm body is inclined with the leg defining a support, and wherein
the leg is inclined forward from the reference surface toward the arm body.

US Pat. No. 10,483,676

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH A LATCH STRUCTURE

F TIME TECHNOLOGY INDUSTR...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:a housing comprising at least one insertion slot extended through opposing front and rear sides thereof, an engagement groove located on each of two opposite lateral sides thereof and extended to opposing top and bottom sides thereof, a locating groove located on each of said two opposite lateral sides and at least one opening located in each said locating groove in communication with one respective said insertion slot;
two latches respectively and detachably attached to the two opposite lateral sides of said housing, each said latch comprising a ring hook hooked in one respective said engagement groove and a latch plate engaged into respective said locating groove, said latch plate having at least one curved engagement surface respectively engaged into one respective said opening and one respective said insertion slot; and
at least one conductive component respectively inserted into said at least one insertion slot, each said conductive component comprising a conducting connector located at a front end thereof and a locating groove extended around the periphery thereof and engaged by one respective said curved engagement surface of one respective said latch plate.

US Pat. No. 10,483,673

INTERPOSER DEVICE

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. An interposer for connecting a module to an M.2 printed circuit board (PCB) socket comprising:an M.2 connector to couple the interposer to the M.2 PCB socket, the M.2 connector formed to mate with the M.2 PCB socket and associated with a first M.2 keying; and
an interposer socket to couple the interposer to the module, the interposer socket associated with a different keying relative to the M.2 PCB socket, the module comprising a module connector to mate with the interposer socket,
wherein the interposer is dimensioned such that the length of the interposer plus the length of the module is equal to a distance between the M.2 PCB socket and a mounting hole defined in PCB to which the M.2 PCB socket is coupled.

US Pat. No. 10,483,672

INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM MOBILE ADAPTER WITH VIDEO AND COMMUNICATIONS CIRCUIT BOARDS

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A mobile peripheral adapter comprising:a circular housing having plural port openings;
plural ports disposed at the plural port openings, each port operable to accept a predetermined output cable plug;
a first circuit board disposed in the circular housing having a first set of components operable to convert information from a first communication protocol to one or more communication output protocols for communication through one or more of the plural ports;
a second circuit board disposed in the circular housing having a second set of components operable to convert information from the first communication protocol to one or more video output protocols for communication through one or more of the plural ports;
a cable terminating at one end with plural wirelines and at an opposing end at a cable plug associated with the first communication protocol, the cable having a first set of wirelines coupled to the first circuit board to communicate information between the cable plug and the first set of components and a second set of wirelines coupled to the second circuit board to communicate information between the cable plug and the second set of components, the second set of wirelines only communicating video information; and
a flexible cable coupled between the first and second circuit boards to provide power and ground from the first circuit board to the second circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,483,671

ELECTRICAL PLUG-IN CONNECTOR, PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ELECTRICAL PLUG-IN CONNECTOR

1. An electrical plug-in connector for interconnecting contacts of a first contact carrier and of a second contact carrier, comprising:an electrical connector element that is inserted in a chamber in a housing body when in an inserted position, such that the electrical connector element forms, on a first connection side of the housing body, a first electrical contact portion for plug-in connection to the contact of the first contact carrier and, on a second connection side of the housing body, a second electrical contact portion for connection to the contact of the second contact carrier,
wherein the electrical connector element is inserted at least in portions into the chamber via a side insertion opening when in the inserted position and comprises at least one clamping slot for being held on the housing body, which clamping slot is open towards an outer edge of the electrical connector element, which outer edge is on a side of the electrical connector element from which the first electrical contact portion extends longitudinally, the clamping slot being configured such that the electrical connector element is clampingly placed on a housing rib of the housing body by the clamping slot.

US Pat. No. 10,483,669

UNITARY RF CONNECTOR FOR A BOARD-TO-BOARD CONNECTION AND A GANGED CONNECTOR INCLUDING A PLURALITY OF SUCH UNITARY CONNECTOR, FOR A MULTIPLE BOARD-TO-BOARD CONNECTION

RADIALL, Aubervilliers (...

1. A unitary RF connector, intended in particular to link two printed circuit boards, comprising:a central rigid RF line comprising a conductive element rigidly retained within an electrical insulating body which is rigid and comprises two end faces;
at least one flexible RF line comprising a conductive element linked to the conductive element of the central rigid line and being able to flex toward one of the end faces of the insulating body taking a closer position to the one of the end faces when acted upon by a pressure force of a complementary connection element;
an electromagnetic shield of the central rigid RF line, which is retained outside the insulating body, wherein the electromagnetic shield comprises flexible cuts or tabs allowing a floating mounting of the unitary RF connector into a holder.

US Pat. No. 10,483,668

CONNECTOR AND CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY

JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONIC...

1. A connector for connecting a first circuit board having a first contact portion that is bendable and a second circuit board having a second contact portion that is bendable, the connector comprising:a first connector portion in which one or more projections project from a surface of a base plate; and
a second connector portion formed of a fitting plate in which one or more fitting holes corresponding to the one or more projections are formed,
wherein the first contact portion is formed on a surface of a first protruding piece protruding from the first circuit board and having insulation properties,
wherein the second contact portion is formed on a surface of a second protruding piece protruding from the second circuit board and having insulation properties,
wherein at least either the one or more projections or the one or more fitting holes have elasticity, and
wherein when the one or more projections of the first connector portion are fitted in the one or more fitting holes of the second connector portion as catching the first contact portion of the first circuit board and the second contact portion of the second circuit board with the first and second contact portions facing and being overlapped on each other, one of a bottom surface of the first protruding piece and a bottom surface of the second protruding piece is in contact with the lateral surface of the one or more projections, while the other of the bottom surface of the first protruding piece and the bottom surface of the second protruding piece is in contact with the inner surface of the one or more fitting holes, the first contact portion of the first circuit board and the second contact portion of the second circuit board are elastically pressed against each other and contacted to each other to establish electrical connection therebetween in a space between a lateral surface of the one or more projections and an inner surface of the one or more fitting holes.

US Pat. No. 10,483,666

SOCKET RECEIVING AN ELECTRONIC COMPONENT HAVING A PLURALITY OF CONTACT PADS

Tyco Electronics Japan G....

1. A socket, comprising:(a) a housing made of an insulating board and having:
(1) a plurality of passageways arranged over the housing, each of the passageways extending through the housing from a first surface of the housing to an opposite second surface of the housing and having an inner wall surface plated with a conductive material; and
(2) a first conductive pad formed on the first surface of the housing so as to correspond to one of the passageways, the first conductive pad being electrically continuous with the conductive material of the inner wall surface of the passageway and extending from the passageway; and
(b) a plurality of first contacts arranged on the first surface of the housing and each corresponding to one of the plurality of passageways, each of the first contacts includes:
(1) a first contact portion positioned above the first surface of the housing and configured to be elastically deformed by a first contact pad electrically connected with the first contact;
(2) a first insertion portion inserted into one of the passageways and configured to be elastically deformed and pressed by the inner wall surface of the passageway;
(3) a first joint portion joined to the first conductive pad; and
(4) a raised portion extending from the first joint portion in a direction perpendicular to the first joint portion, the raised portion is disposed on a side of the first joint portion opposite the first contact portion.

US Pat. No. 10,483,659

GROUNDING CLIP FOR BONDED VANES

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A grounding clip for an organic matrix composite guide vane with a metallic sheath comprising:the organic matrix composite guide vane comprising a body having a leading edge and a trailing edge opposite the leading edge and a root end extending between said leading end edge and said trailing edge;
the metallic sheath attached proximate said leading edge and extending to said root end;
a metallic attachment fitting having a receiver configured to receive said root end of said organic matrix composite guide vane for coupling said organic matrix composite guide vane to said metallic attachment fitting; and
the grounding clip coupled to said sheath proximate said root end; wherein said grounding clip is electrically connected to said metallic attachment fitting and said metallic sheath.