US Pat. No. 10,142,972

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MULTIPLE USER UPLINK RESPONSE RULES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:receiving, by a first station, a message comprising a request for two or more stations to concurrently transmit an uplink transmission, the two or more stations including the first station;
determining, by the first station, a status of a medium at the first station based on at least one of a clear channel assessment (CCA) or a network allocation vector (NAV); and
selectively transmitting the uplink transmission based on the determined status of the medium at the station or based on an indication included in the message,
wherein selectively transmitting comprises transmitting the uplink transmission based on a transmission parameter, and wherein the transmission parameter comprises at least one member of the group consisting of a guard interval, a bandwidth, a transmission (TX) power, a modulation and coding scheme (MCS), a TX time, an identity of other stations, an amount of data to be transmitted, and an estimated duration of the data excluding padding.

US Pat. No. 10,142,963

MBMS CONFIGURATION BETWEEN ENBS FOR V2X SERVICES

Ofinno Technologies, LLC,...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a first base station from a second base station, an eNB configuration update message comprising one or more multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) configuration parameters employed by a first cell of the second base station, wherein the one or more MBMS configuration parameters comprising:
at least one temporary mobile group identity (TMGI) of at least one MBMS service;
a first discontinuous reception inactivity timer; and
a first scheduling period start offset;
determining, by the first base station, a second discontinuous reception inactivity timer and a second scheduling period start offset for the at least one MBMS service of the at least one TMGI, wherein the determining is based on the first discontinuous reception inactivity timer and the first scheduling period start offset;
transmitting, by the first base station to at least one wireless device, the second discontinuous reception inactivity timer and the second scheduling period start offset; and
transmitting, by the first base station to the at least one wireless device, MBMS transport blocks for the at least one MBMS service based on the second discontinuous reception inactivity timer and the second scheduling period start offset.

US Pat. No. 10,142,962

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ENHANCING COVERAGE OF MACHINE TYPE COMMUNICATION (MTC) DEVICES

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) configured to operate using a coverage enhancement mode at a coverage enhancement level, the WTRU comprising:a receiver configured to receive configuration information related to a random access channel from an eNode-B, the configuration information including at least a first coverage enhancement level having a first response window time configuration information and a first repetition factor, and a second coverage enhancement level having a second response window time configuration information and a second repetition factor;
a transmitter configured to transmit using the configuration information, a first random access preamble transmission according to the first coverage enhancement level having a first response window time according to the first response window time configuration information and not the second response window time configuration information, and the first repetition factor;
the transmitter further configured to transmit using the configuration information, on a condition that a random access response (RAR) message is not received within the first response window time in response to the first random access preamble transmission, a second random access preamble transmission according to the second coverage enhancement level having a second response window time according to the second response window time configuration information and not the first response window time configuration information, and the second repetition factor; and
wherein the first and second repetition factors indicate a number of times to repeat each preamble during each transmission, and
wherein the first repetition factor of the first coverage enhancement level is lower than the second repetition factor of the second coverage enhancement level.

US Pat. No. 10,142,849

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD AND RADIO BASE STATION USING HANDOVER COUNT INFORMATION

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication control method, comprising the steps of:counting, by a first radio base station, a first handover number that is the number of handovers to a cell managed by the first radio base station and a second handover number that is the number of handovers from the cell in a predetermined period of time;
notifying, by the first radio base station, a second radio base station or an operation, administration and maintenance (OAM) apparatus of the first handover number, the second handover number and a load situation of the cell; and
deciding, by the second radio base station or the OAM apparatus, whether or not the cell is to be powered off based on the first handover number, the second handover number and the load situation of the cell.

US Pat. No. 10,142,788

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO TRACK REGIONS VISITED BY MOBILE DEVICES AND DETECT CHANGES IN LOCATION PATTERNS

NINTHDECIMAL, INC., San ...

1. A computing device, comprising:at least one microprocessor; and
memory storing instructions configured to instruct the at least one microprocessor to:
convert, by the computing device, coordinates of locations of a first mobile device at a first plurality of time instances into first identifiers of geographical regions having predefined boundaries;
determine, by the computing device, visitations of the first mobile device to a geographical region as a function of time based on converting of the coordinates of the locations of the first mobile device into the first identifiers of geographical regions;
convert, by the computing device, coordinates of locations of a second mobile device at a second plurality of time instances into second identifiers of geographical regions;
determine, by the computing device, visitations of the second mobile device to the geographical region as a function of time based on converting of the coordinates of the locations of the second mobile device into the second identifiers of geographical regions;
determine, by the computing device, a difference in visitations to the geographical region, based on:
the visitations of the first mobile device to the geographical region as a function of time, and
the visitations of the second mobile device to the geographical region as a function of time.

US Pat. No. 10,142,767

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING DATA USING BLUETOOTH LOW ENERGY IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting and receiving data through Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a first device and comprising:transmitting a first request message requesting first length information of an attribute value of a specific characteristic;
receiving a first response message including the first length information;
transmitting a second request message requesting the attribute value,
wherein the second request message includes a handle value indicating a position where the attribute value of the specific characteristic is stored, and
wherein a type of the second request message is determined based on the first length information;
receiving a second response message including data of the attribute value;
transmitting a third request message requesting transmission of additional data of the attribute value to a second device, when the additional data is recognized as being a part of the attribute value,
wherein the third request message includes the handle value and an offset value indicating a start position of the additional data of the attribute value; and
receiving a third response message including the additional data,
wherein the second request message or the third request message includes at least one of identification (ID) information, index information, or index range information of the attribute value, and
wherein the second response message or the third response message includes at least one of second length information or the ID information.

US Pat. No. 10,142,766

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SELECTING AN ACCESS POINT FOR PERFORMING SERVICES CORRESPONDING TO A CLIENT DEVICE

KodaCloud Inc., Campbell...

1. A system comprising:at least one device including a hardware processor;
the system being configured to perform operations comprising:
accepting, by a first access point in a first Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN), an association request from a client device,
wherein the accepting operation is one of a plurality of operations to complete an association process between the client device and the first access point,
wherein the first access point provides network access to the client device via a wireless connection between the first access point and the client device based on a completion of the association process;
receiving, by the first access point from the client device, a dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) request;
transmitting the DHCP request by the first access point to a second access point in a second VLAN different than the first VLAN;
performing, by the second access point, at least a portion of services corresponding to the client device while the client device is associated with the first access point;
wherein the performing operation comprises transmitting, by the second access point to a DHCP server, the DHCP request from the client device;
wherein the DHCP server assigns an Internet Protocol (IP) address, corresponding to the second VLAN associated with the second access point, to the client device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,709

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM FOR IMPLEMENTING INTELLIGENT NETWORK SERVICE FUNCTIONALITY IN A NETWORK

TANGO NETWORKS, INC., Ri...

16. A system, comprising:a carrier network communicatively coupled with a first gateway server;
a second gateway server communicatively coupled with an enterprise network and with the first gateway server; and
an intelligent network simulator application that operates on a mobile terminal which collects information related to a call event;
wherein the intelligent network simulator application transmits the information collected by the intelligent network simulator application, to the first gateway server;
wherein the second gateway server is informed of a simulated intelligent network trigger;
wherein the second gateway server informs the network simulator application of a response to the simulated intelligent network trigger; and
wherein, based on the response to the simulated intelligent network trigger, the intelligent network simulator application performs at least one of establish the call event, answer the call event, disconnect the call event and abandon the call event.

US Pat. No. 10,142,692

SPACE SHIFTING OVER FORWARD SATELLITE COMMUNICATION CHANNELS

VIASAT, INC., Carlsbad, ...

1. A method for providing content to a first node in a satellite communications system, the method comprising:receiving side information at a first terminal over a satellite link from a second terminal;
determining, by the first terminal, from the side information that transmission of first content from a second node over the satellite link to a first node is pending, wherein the first node is on a same side of the satellite link as the first terminal and the second node is on a same side of the satellite link as the second terminal;
determining, by the first terminal, that alternative content that is substantially the same as the first content is accessible to the first node from a third node via a communications path that does not include the satellite link, the third node being different from the second node;
obtaining the alternative content from the third node via the communications path; and
providing the alternative content to the first node.

US Pat. No. 10,142,682

IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. An image display device comprising:an antenna configured to receive a broadcast service signal;
a display unit configured to display a screen corresponding to the received broadcast service signal; and
a controller configured to:
determine whether reception sensitivity of the received broadcast service signal is less than or equal to a reference sensitivity for a current position of the antenna;
acquire broadcast reception information for receiving the broadcast service signal when the reception sensitivity of the received broadcast service signal is less than or equal to the reference sensitivity;
acquire a position of the antenna with a reception sensitivity greater than the reference sensitivity based on the acquired broadcast reception information; and
display information for changing the current position of the antenna to the acquired position of the antenna on the display unit.

US Pat. No. 10,142,654

METHOD FOR ENCODING/DECODING VIDEO BY OBLONG INTRA PREDICTION

National Chiao Tung Unive...

1. A video encoding method, adapted to a video encoder, comprising:receiving a current encoding frame among a sequence of input frames;
partitioning a current prediction unit in a current coding unit in a current coding tree unit in the current encoding frame into a plurality of sub-blocks according to a sub-block partition mode, wherein the sub-blocks comprises a current sub-block, wherein each of the sub-blocks respectively corresponds to a reference frame among the sequence of input frames, wherein at least one of the reference frames is the current encoding frame, and wherein a size of the current prediction unit is set to one of 2N×2N, 2N×N, 2N×M, 2N×(2N?M), N×2N, M×2N, or (2N?M)×2N according to a prediction unit partition mode, wherein M is an exponent of 2,M<2N, and M?N,
wherein when the sub-block partition mode is a horizontal partition, and when a width of each of the sub-blocks is equal to a width of the current prediction unit, and when one of the width or a height of the sub-blocks is equal to 1, the reference frame corresponding to the current prediction unit is the current encoding frame,
wherein when the height of each of the sub-blocks is 1, the size of each of the sub-blocks is one of the followings:
when the size of the current prediction unit is 2N×2N, 2N×N, 2N×M, or 2N×(2N?M), the size of each of the sub-blocks is 2N×1;
when the size of the current prediction unit is N×2N, the size of each of the sub-blocks is N×1;
when the size of the current prediction unit is M×2N, the size of each of the sub-blocks is M×1; and
when the size of the current prediction unit is (2N?M)×2N, the size of each of the sub-blocks is (2N?M)×1; and
wherein when the height of each of the sub-blocks is L, the size of each of the sub-blocks is one of the followings:
when the size of the current prediction unit is 2N×2N, the size of each of the sub-blocks is 2N×L, wherein 1 when the size of the current prediction unit is 2N×N, the size of each of the sub-blocks is 2N×L, wherein 1 when the size of the current prediction unit is 2N×M, the size of each of the sub-blocks is 2N×L, wherein 1 when the size of the current prediction unit is 2N×(2N?M), the size of each of the sub-blocks is 2N×L, wherein 1 when the size of the current prediction unit is N×2N, the size of each of the sub-blocks is N×L, wherein 1 when the size of the current prediction unit is M×2N, the size of each of the sub-blocks is M×L, wherein 1 when the size of the current prediction unit is (2N?M)×2N, the size of each of the sub-blocks is (2N?M)×L, wherein 1 wherein when the sub-block partition mode is a vertical partition, and when a height of each of the sub-blocks is equal to a height of the current prediction unit, and when one of a width or the height of the sub-blocks is equal to 1, the reference frame corresponding to the current prediction unit is the current encoding frame,
wherein when the width of each of the sub-blocks is 1, the size of each of the sub-blocks is one of the followings:
when the size of the current prediction unit is 2N×2N, N×2N, M×2N, or (2N?M)×2N, the size of each of the sub-blocks is 1×2N;
when the size of the current prediction unit is 2N×N, the size of each of the sub-blocks is 1×N;
when the size of the current prediction unit is 2N×M, the size of each of the sub-blocks is 1×M; and
when the size of the current prediction unit is 2N×(2N?M), the size of each of the sub-blocks is 1×(2N?M); and
wherein when the width of each of the sub-blocks is L and L is an exponent of 2, the size of each of the sub-blocks is one of the followings:
when the size of the current prediction unit is 2N×2N, the size of each of the sub-blocks is L×2N, wherein 1 when the size of the current prediction unit is 2N×N, the size of each of the sub-blocks is L×N, wherein 1 when the size of the current prediction unit is 2N×M, the size of each of the sub-blocks is L×M, wherein 1 when the size of the current prediction unit is 2N×(2N?M), the size of each of the sub-blocks is L×(2N?M), wherein 1 when the size of the current prediction unit is N×2N, the size of each of the sub-blocks is L×2N, wherein 1 when the size of the current prediction unit is M×2N, the size of each of the sub-block is L×2N, wherein 1 when the size of the current prediction unit is (2N?M)×2N, the size of each of the sub-blocks is L×2N, wherein 1 searching for an optimal reference sub-block of the current sub-block within a search range in the reference frame corresponding to the current sub-block, and obtaining an optimal sub-block vector between the current sub-block and the optimal reference sub-block wherein the optimal block vector is a relative position between the current sub-block and the optimal reference block; and
encoding the current sub-block according to the prediction unit partition mode, the sub-block partition mode, and information associated with the optimal sub-block vector in an intra block copy scheme.

US Pat. No. 10,142,652

ENTROPY CODING MOTION VECTOR RESIDUALS OBTAINED USING REFERENCE MOTION VECTORS

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method for decoding a video bitstream, comprising:determining, for a current block of the video bitstream, a reference motion vector from a number of candidate reference motion vectors, wherein the reference motion vector is associated with a reference block and includes a predicted portion and a residual portion;
selecting a probability context model for the current block by evaluating the residual portion of the reference motion vector with one or more thresholds, wherein the selecting comprises:
comparing a magnitude of the residual portion of the reference motion vector with the one or more thresholds to determine an indication of likelihood of motion intensity for the current block; and
selecting the probability context model from a plurality of probability context models based on the indication of likelihood of motion intensity for the current block; and
entropy decoding, for the current block using a processor, a motion vector residual associated with the current block using the probability context model, wherein the motion vector residual is determined as a difference between a motion vector determined for the current block and the reference motion vector.

US Pat. No. 10,142,650

MOTION VECTOR PREDICTION AND REFINEMENT USING CANDIDATE AND CORRECTION MOTION VECTORS

INTERDIGITAL MADISON PATE...

1. A method for coding a current block in a current image of a sequence of images comprising:determining at least one candidate motion vector associated with a neighbouring block of said current block in the current image;
determining a prediction motion vector from said at least one candidate motion vector;
coding said current block from said prediction motion vector, wherein said prediction motion vector is determined by:
determining, for said at least one candidate motion vector, a corrective motion vector so as to minimize a distortion calculated between the neighboring block coded and reconstructed which is associated with said at least one candidate motion vector and a prediction block;
modifying said at least one candidate motion vector by adding said determined corrective motion vector to said at least one candidate motion vector, said prediction block being motion compensated by said at least one candidate motion vector as modified by said corrective motion vector, and
determining said prediction motion vector from at least said one candidate motion vector as modified by said corrective motion vector;
wherein said coding said current block from said prediction motion vector comprises determining a motion vector differential calculated from a current motion vector associated with said current block and said prediction motion vector and coding said motion vector differential.

US Pat. No. 10,142,632

MOVING IMAGE CODING APPARATUS AND MOVING IMAGE DECODING APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A moving image encoding apparatus, comprising: a rectangular region size determiner which determines a size of rectangular regions of a sequence which is a set of a plurality of continuous pictures, the size being used for each of the rectangular regions of the sequence:a rectangular region divider which divides an inputted image into rectangular regions having the size which was determined by the rectangular region size determiner; and
a rectangular region encoder which determines, for the rectangular regions, a corresponding coding mode;
a quantization and transformation processor which obtains coefficient data by performing an orthogonal transformation and quantization process on a prediction error, the prediction error including differences between pixel values of a predicted image and pixel values of the inputted image in each of the rectangular regions, the predicted image being obtained by performing prediction according to the corresponding coding mode; and
a multiplexer which multiplexes the size determined by rectangular region size determiner, the coding mode determined by the rectangular region encoder, and the coefficient data.

US Pat. No. 10,142,619

WIDE ANGLE VIEWING DEVICE II

1. A wide angle viewing device comprising: a goggles; wherein said goggles has been installed with a set of vector light sources; wherein said vector light source comprising a light source which emits light rays with a predetermined range of directions; wherein the middle direction of said predetermined range of directions is defined as a pointing direction of said vector light source;wherein said set of said vector light sources is divided into a left subset and a right subset; wherein said left subset has a left center location; wherein said right subset has a right center location; wherein all said vector light sources included in said left subset have said pointing directions which are pointed at said left center location; wherein all said vector light sources included in said right subset have said pointing directions which are pointed at said right center location;
wherein each said vector light source comprising of said light source installed behind an optical lens that focuses light rays only in said predetermined range of directions.

US Pat. No. 10,142,607

SINGLE DISPLAY PIPE MULTI-VIEW FRAME COMPOSER METHOD AND APPARATUS

ATI Technologies ULC, Ma...

1. A method for providing multi-view video comprising:generating stereoscopic multi-view composed frames using a single display pipe that employs multiple viewports wherein each of the stereoscopic multi-view composed frames includes both left eye and right eye data;
providing the stereoscopic multi-view composed frames for display as stereoscopic multi-view video;
generating viewport read requests for at least two viewports of the multiple viewports of the single display pipe based on viewport configuration data;
receiving fetched frame data associated with each of the viewport read requests for the at least two viewports wherein the fetched frame data represents more than one view of a multi-view frame; and
wherein the generating of the stereoscopic multi-view composed frames is based on the received fetched frame data.

US Pat. No. 10,142,576

CONTROL DEVICE, SOUND SWITCHING METHOD OF CONTROL DEVICE, AND PROGRAM

Saturn Licensing LLC, Ne...

1. A control device comprising:a control unit configured to switch an output content information of the control device to a predetermined output content information, when a transition of contents of a controlled device is detected based on a result of a determination from status information from the controlled device whether the controlled device is transitioned to a sound switchable status,
wherein, when the controlled device is determined to be in the sound switchable status by the control unit, the control unit is configured to determine, from the status information, whether the controlled device is determined to be in the sound switchable status directly after the controlled device has transitioned from a state of reproducing single-sound contents to the sound switchable status,
in which the result is based on a second determination from the status information whether the controlled device is reproducing multiplex-sound contents,
in which the status information indicates a second result of a third determination at the controlled device whether transition of type of contents being reproduced at the controlled device is to the multiplex-sound contents, and is based on analyzing of contents data by circuitry of the controlled device, and
in which the controlled device is determined to be in the sound switchable status directly after the controlled device has transitioned from the state of reproducing the single-sound contents to the sound switchable status, when the status information is determined to indicate the controlled device started reproducing the multiplex-sound contents directly after reproducing the single-sound contents.

US Pat. No. 10,142,551

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECOGNIZING INFORMATION IN AN IMAGE

HANWHA AEROSPACE CO., LTD...

1. A method of recognizing information included in an image, the method comprising:detecting an ambient illuminance;
based on the detected ambient illuminance being less than a reference illuminance:
capturing, by a first image capturer, a plurality of first image frames per unit time based on the detected ambient illuminance when a moving object enters a predetermined area monitored,
determining a speed of the moving object based on the plurality of first image frames captured per unit time,
outputting, by the first image capturer, a trigger signal based on the speed of the moving object,
upon receiving the trigger signal from the first image capturer, capturing, by a second image capturer, a plurality of second image frames of the moving object according to at least one of a shutter opening time of the second image capturer and an illuminance of an illuminator to illuminate the moving object which are set based on the detected ambient illuminance and the determined speed of the moving object, and
extracting information of the moving object from the plurality of second image frames; and
based on the detected ambient illuminance being greater than or equal to the reference illuminance:
turning off the second image capturer,
capturing, by the first image capturer, a plurality of third image frames of the moving object, and
extracting the information of the moving object from the plurality of third image frames captured by the first image capturer without performing the capturing the plurality of first image frames per unit time, the determining the speed of the moving object, and the outputting the trigger signal,
wherein the first image capturer is a visible light camera that captures visible light images, and the second image capturer is an infrared (IR) camera that captures IR images,
wherein the shutter opening time is set to be inversely proportional to the determined speed of the moving object, and
wherein the illuminance of the illuminator is set to be inversely proportional to the shutter opening time.

US Pat. No. 10,142,478

TECHNIQUES FOR BEHAVIORAL PAIRING MODEL EVALUATION IN A CONTACT CENTER SYSTEM

Afiniti Europe Technologi...

1. A method for behavioral pairing model evaluation in a contact center system comprising:determining, by at least one computer processor communicatively coupled to and configured to perform behavioral pairing operations in the contact center system, an ordering of a plurality of agents;
determining, by the at least one computer processor, an ordering of a plurality of contact types;
analyzing, by the at least one computer processor, historical contact-agent outcome data according to the orderings of the pluralities of agents and contact types to construct a pairing model;
applying, by the at least one computer processor, a behavioral pairing correction factor to the pairing model based on an expected distribution of contact-agent pairings for the pairing model;
determining, by the at least one computer processor, an expected performance of the contact center system using the pairing model;
outputting, by the at least one computer processor, the expected performance for comparison to at least one other expected performance of the contact center system determined using at least one other pairing model to optimize performance of the contact center system; and
establishing, by the at least one computer processor, in a switch module of the contact center system, a communication channel between communication equipment of a contact and communication equipment of an agent based at least in part upon the pairing model.

US Pat. No. 10,142,470

ACD SYSTEM, INCOMING-CALL ORDER NOTIFICATION METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM

NEC Platforms, Ltd., Kaw...

1. An ACD system comprising one or a plurality of reception-staff terminals used by one or a plurality of respective reception staff members each of whom receives an incoming telephone call for reception work, an ACD (Auto Call Distribution) apparatus configured to automatically assign the incoming telephone call to an arbitrary reception-staff terminal, and a network configured to connect each reception-staff terminal with the ACD apparatus, whereinwhen the ACD apparatus receives a notification request for information about a distribution order of the incoming telephone call from the reception-staff terminal that is waiting for the incoming telephone call through the network,
the ACD apparatus generates incoming-call distribution order information indicating an incoming-call order of the incoming telephone call for the reception-staff terminal that has made the notification request, and transmits the generated incoming-call distribution order information to the reception-staff terminal that has made the notification request through the network,
the reception-staff terminal that has made the notification request and received the incoming-call distribution order information displays the received incoming-call distribution order information on a screen of a display device, wherein:
each of the reception-staff terminals comprises a reception-staff PC terminal equipped with a data processing function and a reception-staff telephone terminal equipped with a telephone-call sending/receiving function and a telephone conversation function; the ACD system further comprising a private branch exchange disposed between the network and the ACD apparatus, the private branch exchange being capable of transferring information to the ACD apparatus in order to transmit/receive the information between the reception-staff telephone terminal and the ACD apparatus through the network; the reception-staff terminal being able to transmit the notification request from either the reception-staff PC terminal or the reception-staff telephone terminal to the ACD apparatus through the network when the reception-staff terminal is waiting for the incoming telephone call; and the ACD apparatus transmits the incoming-call distribution order information generated by the ACD apparatus to either the reception-staff PC terminal or the reception-staff telephone terminal that has transmitted the notification request through the network, and
when the reception-staff terminal transmits the notification request from the reception-staff PC terminal thereof, the reception-staff terminal directly transmits the notification request to the ACD apparatus through the network and the ACD apparatus transmits the incoming-call distribution order information generated by the ACD apparatus to the reception-staff PC terminal that has transmitted the notification request through the network; whereas when the reception-staff terminal transmits the notification request from the reception-staff telephone terminal thereof, the reception-staff terminal transmits the notification request to the ACD apparatus through the network and the private branch exchange, and the ACD apparatus transmits the incoming-call distribution order information generated by the ACD apparatus to the reception-staff telephone terminal that has transmitted the notification request through the private branch exchange and the network.

US Pat. No. 10,142,394

GENERATING RISK PROFILE USING DATA OF HOME MONITORING AND SECURITY SYSTEM

iControl Networks, Inc., ...

1. A system comprising:a premises management device located at a premises;
a touchscreen device located at the premises, wherein the touchscreen device is in communication with the premises management device, wherein the touchscreen device is configured to output a plurality of user interfaces, and wherein the plurality of user interfaces enable control of functions of the premises management device and access to data associated with the premises management device; and
a premises management server in communication with one or more of the premises management device and the touchscreen device, wherein the premises management server is located external to the premises, wherein the premises management server comprises a client interface through which remote client devices exchange data with one or more of the premises management device and the touchscreen device, wherein the premises management server is configured to:
receive behavioral data associated with one or more of the premises management device and the touchscreen device,
generate, based on the behavioral data, a risk score, and
cause output of the risk score.

US Pat. No. 10,142,392

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IMPROVED SYSTEM PERFORMANCE

iControl Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:polling, by a client device and via an unreliable protocol, a status server to determine availability of data associated with the client device;
after polling the status server, receiving, via the unreliable protocol, a notification from the status server indicating that there is available data available to the client device;
after receiving the notification, sending, by the client device, to a system server, and via a reliable protocol, a request for the available data; and
receiving, from the system server and via the reliable protocol, the available data.

US Pat. No. 10,142,339

IDENTITY AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM, APPARATUS, AND METHOD, AND IDENTITY AUTHENTICATION REQUEST APPARATUS

KUANG-CHI INTELLIGENT PHO...

1. An identity authentication system, comprising an identity authentication request apparatus and an identity authentication apparatus, wherein the identity authentication request apparatus comprises a first hardware processor coupled with a first memory and configured to execute program modules stored on the first memory, the identity authentication apparatus comprises a second hardware processor coupled with a second memory and configured to execute program modules stored on the second memory;the first hardware processor is configured to send a verification code issuing request to the identity authentication apparatus;
the second hardware processor is configured to respond to the verification code issuing request sent by the identity authentication request apparatus, generate an identity (ID) and a corresponding verification code according to the verification code issuing request, bind the generated ID and the verification code, store the generated ID, the verification code, and a binding record, and feed back feedback information that carries the verification code to the identity authentication request apparatus;
the first hardware processor is further configured to receive the feedback information from the identity authentication apparatus, and send an ID issuing request to the identity authentication apparatus, wherein the ID issuing request comprises the verification code carried in the feedback information; and
the second hardware processor is further configured to parse the received ID issuing request and determine whether the verification code comprised in the ID issuing request matches the stored verification code, and if the verification code comprised in the ID issuing request matches the stored verification code, send allocation information that carries the ID to the identity authentication request apparatus;
wherein the first hardware processor apparatus is further configured to encrypt and store the ID, a unique identifier of the identity authentication request apparatus, and a counter value after receiving the allocation information that carries the ID;
wherein the second hardware processor is further configured to encrypt the generated ID, the verification code and the binding record by using a sync encryption algorithm that is based on a scrambling code and a pseudo-code; and the first hardware processor is further configured to encrypt the ID, the unique identifier of the identity authentication request apparatus, and the counter value by using the sync encryption algorithm that is based on a scrambling code and a pseudo-code;
wherein the scrambling code is a scrambling code that is randomly selected from a randomly generated hexadecimal scrambling code group, and a quantity of bits of the scrambling code is consistent with a quantity of bits of information that needs to be encrypted; wherein the second hardware processor is further configured to encrypt the generated ID, the verification code and the binding record by using a sync encryption algorithm that is based on a scrambling code, or the first hardware processor is further configured to encrypt the ID, the unique identifier of the identity authentication request apparatus, and the counter value by using the sync encryption algorithm that is based on a scrambling code by following steps: converting the information, which needs to be encrypted, into hexadecimal information; and using the scrambling code to perform an operation bit by bit on the information that is converted into the hexadecimal information and needs to be encrypted, wherein the operation comprises one of the following: an XOR operation, a negation operation, seeking a two's complement, and seeking a one's complement;
wherein the pseudo-code is a group of randomly generated digits, letters, symbols, or a combination of at least one thereof; wherein the second hardware processor is further configured to encrypt the generated ID, and the verification code and the binding record by using a sync encryption algorithm that is based on a pseudo-code, or the first hardware processor is further configured to encrypt the ID, the unique identifier of the identity authentication request apparatus, and the counter value by using the sync encryption algorithm that is based on a pseudo-code by the following step: adding the pseudo-code into a trailer of the information that is encrypted by using the scrambling code, so that the quantity of bits of the information increases to a preset quantity of bits.

US Pat. No. 10,142,238

DYNAMIC NETWORK LOAD REGULATING DEVICE AND METHOD THEREFOR

NANNING FUGUI PRECISION I...

1. A dynamic network load regulating device, comprising:a first network bridge;
a second network bridge, coupled to the first network bridge;
a third network bridge, coupled to the first network bridge and the second network bridge; and
a traffic monitoring module;
wherein the dynamic network load regulating device selects a root bridge, defines a root port according to a path cost and allocates bandwidth for the root port subject to an edge port;
when the first network bridge is selected as the root bridge, the second network bridge and the third network bridge are further coupled to a plurality of terminal devices, each of the network bridges comprises a plurality of ports, the traffic monitoring module is configured to monitor the plurality of ports traffic load; and
when a first data transmission path traffic load reaches a congestion threshold, the dynamic network load regulating device increases the first data transmission path cost to select a second data transmission path to transmit network data.

US Pat. No. 10,142,222

CUSTOMIZED COMMUNICATIONS FOR NETWORK SYSTEMS

Uber Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A method for customizing communication channels of a network system, comprising:determining, based on input data from a client device, that a candidate provider has progressed to a step of a sequence of steps to register for a service of the network system;
selecting a communication channel that the candidate provider is likely to use to respond to a communication, the communication channel selected from a plurality of communication channels based at least in part on responsive actions performed by the candidate provider with a plurality of historical communications over a period of time, each of the historical communications presented to the candidate provider via one of the plurality of communication channels;
selecting the communication from a plurality of candidate communications based at least in part on the step and a type of the service, each of the candidate communications indicating at least one of a plurality of actions, the candidate provider having to complete one or more of the plurality of actions to progress to a subsequent step of the sequence of steps; and
providing the selected communication via the communication channel for presentation to the candidate provider by the client device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,198

NODE-CENTRIC ANALYSIS OF DYNAMIC NETWORKS

AUTODESK, INC., San Rafa...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium that, when executed by a processor, causes the processor to generate a network timeline for a network by performing the steps of:generating a first network snapshot that depicts, for a first sub-interval of time, a first set of nodes included in the network and a first set of connections associated with the first set of nodes;
generating a second network snapshot that depicts, for a second sub-interval of time, a second set of nodes included in the network and a second set of connections associated with the second set of nodes;
generating a first node timeline included in the first network snapshot and the second network snapshot that is associated with a first node included in the network, wherein the first node timeline indicates one or more topological changes in the network between the first sub-interval of time and the second sub-interval of time;
identifying a first cluster of connected nodes within the network that includes the first node; and
displaying the first node timeline using one or more visual attributes that differ from one or more corresponding visual attributes used to display at least one other node timeline associated with at least one other node that is included within the network and is not included in the first cluster.

US Pat. No. 10,142,159

IP ADDRESS ALLOCATION

BENU NETWORKS, INC., Bil...

1. A computerized method for allocating a first IP address to a device that is used for authentication after the device requests a network connection, and only allocating a second IP address to the device that provides access to one or more network services after the device request a network service, so that IP addresses used to access network services can be reserved only for devices requesting one or more network services comprising:receiving at a wireless gateway a request from a subscriber to connect to a network;
allocating a first IP address to the subscriber from a pool of IP addresses at the wireless access gateway, wherein the IP address facilitates a limited network connectivity between the subscriber and the wireless access gateway so that the wireless access gateway can authenticate the subscriber;
receiving a request for a network service from the subscriber;
assigning a second IP address to the subscriber from a second pool of IP addresses at the wireless access gateway in response to the request for the network service so that the subscriber can access the network service, thereby using IP addresses from the first pool of IP addresses for authentication, and reserving IP addresses in the second pool of IP addresses only for devices that actually request one or more network services;
determining that the subscriber does not request a network service within a first limited duration, wherein the first limited duration is configurable for the first IP address;
returning the first IP address to the first pool of IP addresses at the wireless gateway;
determining that the subscriber has not request a network service within a second limited duration, wherein the second limited duration is configurable for the second IP address; and
returning the second IP address to the second pool of IP addresses at the wireless access gateway;
sending an authentication request message to an authentication, authorization and accounting server;
receiving an authentication access message from the authentication, authorization and accounting server.

US Pat. No. 10,142,141

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF TRANSMITTING SIGNAL

SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOG...

1. A method of transmitting a signal, comprising:receiving, by a wearable communication device, a modulated wave signal transmitted by a terminal device, wherein the modulated wave signal is obtained by modulating original data by the terminal device;
demodulating the modulated wave signal to obtain a to-be-decoded signal;
performing a waveform shaping process on the to-be-decoded signal to obtain a square wave signal, wherein a high level in the square wave signal is configured to represent a first preset value, and a time interval is existed between two high levels in the square wave signal corresponding to any two adjacent first preset values;
acquiring a plurality of time interval eigenvalues in the square wave signal;
acquiring a first mapping relation, wherein the first mapping relation is configured to indicate a one-to-one mapping relation of the plurality of time interval eigenvalues and a plurality of coding sequences;
performing, according to the plurality of time interval eigenvalues and the first mapping relation, a first decoding process on the square wave signal to obtain an original coding sequence, wherein the original coding sequence is obtained by encoding the original data by the terminal device; and
performing a second decoding process on the original coding sequence to obtain the original data.

US Pat. No. 10,142,072

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SIGNALING APERIODIC CHANNEL STATE INDICATION REFERENCE SIGNALS FOR LTE OPERATION

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method in a base station comprising:signaling a zero power channel state information reference signal configuration for an aperiodic zero power channel state information reference signal for a first user equipment via at least one higher layer, where the higher layer is higher than a physical layer;
indicating via a control channel to the first user equipment in a subframe as to whether the first user equipment rate-matches physical downlink shared channel around resource elements indicated by a zero power channel state information reference signal configuration for an aperiodic zero power channel state information reference signal for the first user equipment via at least one higher layer;
transmitting a channel state information reference signal in resource elements that are subset of resource elements indicated by the zero power channel state information reference signal configuration; and
transmitting an aperiodic channel state information request to a user equipment, the aperiodic channel state information request directing the user equipment to measure channel state information based on resource elements in the subframe that are a subset of the zero power channel state information reference signal configuration, where the user equipment is one of the first user equipment and a second user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,142,055

TRANSMITTER AND METHOD FOR GENERATING ADDITIONAL PARITY THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A broadcasting signal transmitting method of a broadcasting signal transmitting apparatus which is operable in a mode among a plurality of modes, the method comprising:encoding information bits comprising input bits to generate parity bits based on a low density parity check (LDPC) code having a code rate of the mode being 3/15 and a code length of the mode being 16200 bits, wherein the input bits are based on signalling information about a broadcasting data;
splitting a codeword into a plurality of bit groups, the codeword comprising the information bits and the parity bits;
interleaving bit groups including the parity bits among the plurality of bit groups based on a permutation order of the mode, to provide an interleaved codeword;
calculating a number of parity bits to be punctured based on a number of the information bits;
puncturing bit of the interleaved codeword based on the calculated number;
mapping the input bits and parity bits of the interleaved codeword remaining after the puncturing onto constellation points, wherein the constellation points are generated based on a quadrature phase shift keying (QPSK) of the mode;
generating a broadcast signal based on the constellation points using orthogonal frequency division multiplexing(OFDM) scheme; and
transmitting the broadcast signal,
wherein bits of 20th, 24th, 44th, 12th, 22th, 40th, 19th, 32th, 38th, 41th, 30th, 33th, 14th, 28th, 39th and 42th bit groups among the plurality of bit groups are punctured, and
wherein bit groups to be punctured are determined based on the permutation order of the mode and the calculated number.

US Pat. No. 10,142,026

RAMAN PUMPING ARRANGEMENT WITH IMPROVED OSC SENSITIVITY

Xieon Networks S.a.r.l., ...

1. A Raman pumping arrangement for amplifying a data optical signal transmitted in a fiber optic transmission system comprising:a Raman pump for generating a Raman pump signal wherein the Raman pump signal is used for amplifying the data optical signal in the fiber optic transmission system;
an optical supervisory channel receiver for receiving an optical supervisory channel signal transmitted through the fiber optic transmission system and copropagating with the data optical signal;
an amplification fiber arranged such that the data optical signal, the optical supervisory channel signal, and the Raman pump signal are transmitted therethrough; and
a control unit functionally connected to the Raman pump and to the optical supervisory channel receiver, the control unit being configured for controlling the operation of the Raman pump;
wherein the control unit is configured for setting the Raman pump in
an operation mode, when the optical supervisory channel receiver receives the optical supervisory channel signal; or
a start-up mode, when the optical supervisory channel receiver does not receive the optical supervisory channel signal;
wherein in the operation mode, the Raman pump provides an operation pumping power, and wherein in the start-up mode, the Raman pump provides a start-up pumping power, the start-up pumping power being smaller than the operation pumping power, said start-up pumping power being suitable for pumping the amplification fiber.

US Pat. No. 10,141,995

METHOD FOR SELECTING ANTENNA AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SHENZHEN ROYOLE TECHNOLOG...

1. A method for selecting an antenna, being applicable to an electronic device comprising multiple antennas, the method comprising:S1, detecting whether a signal intensity of a default working antenna among the multiple antennas is lower than a preset value, repeating step S1 when the signal intensity of the default working antenna is not lower than a preset value, and proceeding to step S2 when the signal intensity of the default working antenna is lower than a preset value;
S2, detecting whether a current operating environment of the electronic device is matched with a preset operating environment, proceeding to step S3 when the current operating environment is matched with the preset operating environment, proceeding to step S5 when the current operating environment is not matched with the preset operating environment;
S3, enabling a first antenna of the multiple antennas as a working antenna, the first antenna being located on the electronic device at a position that is least affected by the current operating environment;
S4, detecting whether a signal intensity of the first antenna is lower than the preset value, repeating step S4 when the signal intensity of the first antenna is not lower than the preset value, and proceeding to step S5 when the signal intensity of the first antenna is lower than the preset value; and
S5, enabling an antenna with the highest signal intensity among the multiple antennas as the working antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,141,929

PROCESSING ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE SIGNAL USING MACHINE LEARNING

Samsung Electronics Compa...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by an electrode of a device, a signal from a body of a user, the signal based on an electromagnetic interference signal generated by an object that is external to the device;
determining, by a computing device, one or more of the following based on machine learning applied to the received signal:
an identity of the object;
an interaction between the user and the object; or
a context surrounding the device; and
optimizing, based on the received signal, a classification model identifying a plurality of fingerprints, wherein optimizing the classification model comprises:
identifying a fingerprint corresponding to the received signal;
presenting to the user an identification of the fingerprint corresponding to the received signal;
receiving, from the user, input identifying whether the fingerprint corresponds to the received signal; and
updating the classification model based on the input.

US Pat. No. 10,141,895

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OPTIMIZING AMPLIFIER OPERATIONS

pSemi Corporation, San D...

3. A system for optimizing amplifier operations, including:an amplifier configured to receive an input signal and generate an output signal therefrom having a desired characteristic that includes at least one of a power level, a voltage range, or a current level; and
a feed-forward control circuit including a look-up table and configured to receive the input signal, analyze the input signal using a circuit element detector configured to measure component parameters of coupled circuit elements, apply the analyzed input signal to the look-up table to generate a control signal as a function of the analyzed input signal, and provide the control signal to the amplifier to modify at least one operating characteristic of the amplifier, thereby altering the desired characteristic of the output signal.

US Pat. No. 10,141,807

GEARBOX ASSEMBLY WITH SEALED HOUSING

Nidec Motor Corporation, ...

1. A gearbox assembly comprising:a housing defining a gear chamber,
said housing including housing portions abutting each other along an interface exposed to the gear chamber;
a plurality of gears received in said gear chamber, with the housing being configured to contain gear lubricant within the gear chamber; and
a seal,
said seal positioned along said interface to restrict leakage of lubricant through the interface,
said housing defining an overflow chamber adjacent said interface, such that said interface and said seal are disposed between the gear chamber and the overflow chamber,
said housing portions including an upper housing portion, a lower housing portion, and a middle housing portion,
said housing including a plurality of said interfaces,
said middle housing portion abutting the upper and lower housing portions along respective upper and lower ones of said interfaces,
said gearbox assembly including a plurality of said seals,
each of said seals positioned adjacent a corresponding one of said interfaces,
an upper one of said seals being disposed above an upper chamber lubricant fill line,
a lower one of said seals being disposed above a lower chamber lubricant fill line.

US Pat. No. 10,141,778

REDUNDANT POWER AND POWER SAVING METHOD THEREOF IN COLD REDUNDANT MODE

3Y Power Technology (Taiw...

1. A redundant power, comprising:a main power circuit configured to generate a main power, wherein the main power has a main power operation voltage level and a main power standby voltage level, and the main power operation voltage level is higher than the main power standby voltage level;
a main power isolation unit coupled to the main power circuit and configured to receive and output the main power;
an auxiliary power circuit configured to generate an auxiliary power, wherein the auxiliary power has an auxiliary power operation voltage level and an auxiliary power standby voltage level, and the auxiliary power operation voltage level is higher than the auxiliary power standby voltage level;
an auxiliary power isolation unit coupled to the auxiliary power circuit and configured to receive and output the auxiliary power; and
a micro control unit configured to transmit a cold redundant signal to the main power circuit and the auxiliary power circuit when receiving the cold redundant signal outputted from an external system, and to output a first disable signal and a second disable signal to the main power isolation unit and the auxiliary power isolation unit respectively,
wherein the main power circuit reduces the main power from the main power operation voltage level to the main power standby voltage level, and simultaneously the auxiliary power circuit reduces the auxiliary power from the auxiliary power operation voltage level to the auxiliary power standby voltage level, in response to the cold redundant signal,
wherein the main power isolation unit is disabled according to the first disable signal, and simultaneously the auxiliary power isolation unit is disabled according to the second disable signal.

US Pat. No. 10,141,750

BATTERY APPARATUS WITH VOLTAGE-BALANCING CONTROL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

Cyber Power Systems Inc.,...

1. A battery apparatus with voltage-balancing control, comprising:multiple series-connected batteries connected in series to a DC (Direct Current) interface, and charged thereto and discharging therefrom via the DC interface;
a voltage-balancing module having a processor, multiple voltage-balancing control circuits and multiple voltage detection circuits; and
a voltage detection cable assembly having multiple voltage detection cables and a ground cable;
wherein
the voltage-balancing module detects voltage of the multiple series-connected batteries by virtue of the multiple voltage detection cables and the ground cable;
each voltage detection circuit serves to detect a voltage value Vn of a respective one of the series-connected batteries;
the processor of the voltage-balancing module calculates an allowable discharge control parameter Duty of each battery and controls a corresponding voltage-balancing circuit to perform battery discharge of the battery according to the allowable discharge control parameter Duty for voltage of the series-connected batteries to be balanced, and equation for calculating the allowable discharge control parameter Duty of each battery is given by:
Duty=Kp*Vdiff1+Ki*V(t)
where
Duty is a time duration while battery discharge of the corresponding battery is continuously activated and is controllable through pulse width modulation (PWM);
Kp and Ki are engineering parameters;
equation for calculating a first voltage difference value Vdiff1 is: Vdiff1=Vn?Vref1;
equation for calculating a voltage value at a time t, V(t), is: V(t)=?0tVdiff 2;
equation for calculating a second voltage difference value Vdiff2 is: Vdiff2=Vn?Vref2; and
Vref1 and Vref2 are a first reference voltage value and a second reference voltage value respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,141,745

PHOTOVOLTAIC POWER CONDITIONING UNITS

Tesla, Inc., Palo Alto, ...

6. A photovoltaic (PV) system for delivering power to an AC grid, the PV system comprising:a PV panel comprising a plurality of sub-strings of series connected solar cells, each sub-string of the plurality of sub-strings having an electrical connection at either end;
a set of series connected input power converters, one coupled to each sub-string of the plurality of sub-strings, wherein each input power converter includes one or more bypass diodes, a Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) circuit and an output coupled to a common DC link; and
a common output power conversion stage coupled to the common DC link and configured to provide power to the AC grid;
wherein each MPPT circuit includes a control circuit that adjusts a DC output voltage of one or more of the input power converters to maintain a voltage of the common DC link above a peak AC grid voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,141,646

ARRAY ANTENNA DEVICE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. An array antenna device comprising:a substrate;
a strip conductor, having a linear-shape, which is provided on the substrate;
a power feeder that feeds power to the strip conductor;
a plurality of loop elements which are provided on a first surface of the substrate, and are located along the strip conductor with a specified spacing from each other, each of the plurality of loop elements having a loop-shape with a notch;
a conductor plate provided on a second surface of the substrate, the second surface being an opposite surface of the first surface; and
a plurality of feeding elements provided on the first surface of the substrate, and connected to the strip conductor, each of the plurality of feeding elements having a shape extending along a portion of an outer edge of corresponding one of the plurality of loop elements and being separated from the corresponding one of the plurality of loop elements, wherein the plurality of loop elements include a first set of loop elements and a second set of loop elements, the first set of loop elements being located along a first side of a first contiguous portion of the strip conductor, and the second set of loop elements being located along a second side, opposite to the first side, of a second contiguous portion of the strip conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,141,642

ANTENNA AND TERMINAL

Huawei Device (Dongguan) ...

1. An antenna comprising a capacitor component, a plurality of radiators, a ground cable, and a first matching circuit, wherein:the plurality of radiators comprises a first radiator and a second radiator;
one end of the first radiator is connected at a first node to one end of the second radiator, one end of the capacitor component is connected at a second node, the first node is connected to the second node, and the second node is grounded with the ground cable;
the grounded cable comprises a ground end of the antenna, and the grounded cable comprises a distributed inductor;
the other end of the capacitor component receives a feed signal, and is connected to one end of the first matching circuit at a third node, and the other end of the capacitor component receives the feed signal by using the first matching circuit;
the first matching circuit and the capacitor component comprise a signal feed end of the antenna, and the first matching circuit comprises an inductor or a capacitor;
the second node is where the ground end, the signal feed end, and the plurality of radiators are connected to one another; and
the signal feed end and the ground end operably generates a low-frequency resonance frequency with the capacitor component and the distributed inductor of the ground cable, and the plurality of radiators operably generate a plurality of high-frequency resonance frequencies that are higher than the low-frequency resonance frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,141,477

STRAINED ALGAINP LAYERS FOR EFFICIENT ELECTRON AND HOLE BLOCKING IN LIGHT EMITTING DEVICES

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A light-emitting device, comprising:an electron blocking layer, wherein at least a portion of the electron blocking layer is arranged to have a tensile strain;
a hole blocking layer, wherein at least a portion of the hole blocking layer is arranged to have a compressive strain; and
an active layer disposed between the hole blocking layer and the electron blocking layer.

US Pat. No. 10,141,435

ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING GROUP III NITRIDE SEMICONDUCTOR AND ITS FABRICATION METHOD

SixPoint Materials, Inc.,...

1. A vertical electronic device comprising an n-type contact pad, a p-type contact pad, a drift layer having a thickness, a drain, and a substrate, wherein the drift layer is positioned between the n-type contact pad and the drain so that an electrical current flows from the n-type contact pad through the thickness of the drift layer and to the drain, the n-type contact pad being adjacent to the p-type contact pad, and wherein the n-type contact pad and the p-type contact pad are positioned sufficiently closely to one another on the substrate so that a depletion region in the drift layer created by the p-type contact pad prevents current flow from the n-type contact pad on the drift layer to the Ohmic contact when no voltage is applied between the n-type contact pad and the p-type contact pad, and wherein the p-type contact pad has a bandgap that is larger than a bandgap of the drift layer.

US Pat. No. 10,141,383

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

LG DISPLAY CO., LTD., Se...

1. An organic light emitting display device comprising:a lower substrate and an upper substrate;
a bank layer on the lower substrate to define a plurality of sub-pixel areas;
a cathode provided on the lower substrate, the cathode covering the plurality of sub-pixel areas and the bank layer;
an auxiliary electrode provided on the upper substrate, the entire auxiliary electrode being positioned between two immediately adjacent sub-pixel areas among the plurality of pixel areas defined by the bank layer;
a connection assistance unit provided on at least one of the lower substrate and the upper substrate, wherein the connection assistance unit is positioned to make the auxiliary electrode on the upper substrate be in contact with the cathode on the lower substrate,
wherein the auxiliary electrode has a hydrophobic property.

US Pat. No. 10,141,351

ARRAY SUBSTRATE, DISPLAY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR ARRAY SUBSTRATE

Wuhan China Star Optoelec...

1. An array substrate, comprising:a substrate adopting an organic material;
an isolation layer adopting a metal material selected only from one of a titanium material, an aluminum material, a copper material and a nickel material, and the isolation layer is directly formed on the substrate;
a buffering layer directly formed at a side of the isolation layer away from the substrate;
wherein the buffering layer includes an oxide material and/or a nitride material;
wherein, the array substrate further includes multiple thin-film transistors, the multiple thin-film transistors are formed at a side of the buffering layer back to the isolation layer;
wherein each of the multiple thin-film transistors includes a low-temperature polysilicon layer, a gate insulation layer, a gate electrode, a dielectric layer, a source region, a drain region and a planarization layer;
wherein the low-temperature polysilicon layer is directly formed on the buffering layer; and
wherein the gate insulation layer directly covers the low-temperature polysilicon layer and the buffering layer.

US Pat. No. 10,141,298

SEMICONDUCTOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE RELATING TO AN ELECTRICAL OVER STRESS PROTECTING CIRCUIT

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. A semiconductor integrated circuit device comprising:a first discharging unit connected between a first line having a first voltage level and a second line having a second voltage level different from the first voltage level to discharge an electrical over stress (EOS) generated in the first line through the second line; and
a second discharging unit connected between the first line and the second line to discharge the EOS in the first line to the second line, wherein the second discharging unit is driven in response to an output signal of the first discharging unit,
wherein the first discharging unit comprises a plurality of Ovonic threshold switch (OTS) units which are connected in series, each of the OTS units including a phase changeable layer having variable resistances in accordance with a voltage difference between the first line and the second line.

US Pat. No. 10,141,266

METHOD OF FABRICATING SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE STRUCTURE

Siliconware Precision Ind...

1. A method of fabricating a semiconductor package structure, comprising:providing a release member that has opposing top and bottom surfaces;
forming a plurality of first conductive pads and a plurality of second conductive pads on the top surface of the release member;
disposing a semiconductor component on the first conductive pads and electrically connecting the semiconductor component to the first conductive pads, forming a plurality of conductive elements on the second conductive pads, each of the conductive elements having opposing first and second ends, and forming on the top surface of the release member a package body having opposing first and second surfaces and encapsulating the semiconductor component and the conductive elements, with the first and second conductive pads exposed from the first surface of the package body, and the second ends of the conductive elements exposed from the second surface of the package body; and
after forming the conductive elements on the second conductive pads, removing the release member.

US Pat. No. 10,141,233

ELECTRONIC PACKAGE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF

Siliconware Precision Ind...

1. An electronic package, comprising:a first circuit structure having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, wherein the first circuit structure has at least a first redistribution layer;
a plurality of first electronic elements disposed on and directly attached to the first surface of the first circuit structure;
at least a first conductive element disposed on the first surface of the first circuit structure;
a first encapsulant formed on the first surface of the first circuit structure and encapsulating the first electronic elements and the first conductive element, with a portion of the first conductive element exposed from the first encapsulant, wherein the first encapsulant is in direct contact with the first circuit structure and the first electronic elements;
a first metal layer formed on the first encapsulant, wherein the first metal layer is a circuit layer and in direct contact with the first conductive element and the first encapsulant;
a second circuit structure formed on and being in direct contact with the second surface of the first circuit structure, wherein the second circuit structure has at least a second redistribution layer;
a plurality of second electronic elements bonded to the second circuit structure, wherein each of the second electronic elements is an active element, a passive element, or a combination thereof; and
a second encapsulant formed on the second circuit structure and encapsulating the second electronic elements, wherein the second encapsulant is in direct contact with the second circuit structure and the second electronic elements.

US Pat. No. 10,141,162

PLASMA PROCESSING APPARATUS, PLASMA PROCESSING METHOD, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A plasma processing apparatus which uses an inductively-coupled plasma torch, comprising:an annular chamber that includes a linear opening portion, and that communicates with the opening portion surrounded with a dielectric member except for the opening portion;
a coil that is disposed in the vicinity of the chamber;
a power source that is connected to the coil; and
a substrate mounting table,
wherein the chamber is continuously closed string shaped, includes two linear regions having a linear region adjacent to the linear opening portion and a linear region arranged parallel thereto,
wherein the coil includes two linear conductors arranged along only the two linear regions,
wherein in the dielectric member surrounding the chamber, a portion configuring a surface facing the substrate mounting table includes a cylinder arranged parallel to a linear direction of the opening portion, and
wherein the plasma processing apparatus further comprises a rotary mechanism that rotates the cylinder around an axis of the cylinder.

US Pat. No. 10,141,094

MOUNTING ARRANGEMENT FOR INDUCTIVE OUTLET

POWERMAT TECHNOLOGIES LTD...

1. A mounting arrangement for securing a wireless power outlet having a primary inductive coil and components to an underside of a surface, the mounting arrangement comprising:an electronics housing configured for containing the components therein;
a closed coil basin containing therein the primary inductive coil configured to be spaced apart from said electronics housing;
a lid configured to cover the coil basin; and
a heat sink that is thermally connected to the primary inductive coil by a flexible thermal conductor and is configured to expel thermal energy,
wherein the coil basin is spaced apart into an aperture formed within the surface, and
wherein said heat sink comprises a base and a heat rejector thermally connected thereto by said flexible thermal conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,141,089

SURFACE-MOUNTABLE OVER-CURRENT PROTECTION DEVICE

POLYTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO...

1. A surface-mountable over-current protection device, comprising:at least one chip, the chip comprising a PTC material layer and two metal electrode layers disposed on upper and lower surfaces of the PTC material layer;
a first lead bent into multiple portions comprising a first electrode connecting portion connecting to one of the two metal electrode layers of the at least one chip and a first soldering portion for surface-mounting;
a second lead bent into multiple portions comprising a second electrode connecting portion connecting to another one of the two electrode layers of the at least one chip and a second soldering portion for surface-mounting;
wherein the PTC material layer comprises crystalline polymer and conductive filler dispersed therein, the conductive filler has a resistivity less than 500??·cm;
wherein the metal electrode layer has a thickness of 50-90 ?m;
wherein the conductive filler comprises tungsten carbide and carbon black;
wherein surface-mountable over-current protection device has a relation: P=Ihold×Vmax?80 W, where P is an endurable power of the protection device, Ihold is a hold current of the protection device, and Vmax is a maximum endurable voltage of the protection device;
wherein the surface-mountable over-current protection device can withstand a cycle life test of 300 cycles at 20V and 40 A without burnout.

US Pat. No. 10,141,039

BURST LENGTH DEFINED PAGE SIZE

Everspin Technologies, In...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a magnetic memory device, a single command, wherein the single command includes a predetermined series of commands from an external source, wherein the predetermined series of commands includes an activate command, the activate command is issued prior to a read or write command, and the read or write command is issued prior to an auto precharge command;
in response to the activate command, opening a page associated with a memory bank;
determining a row address associated with the activate command, the row address indicating the page associated with the memory bank;
determining a burst length associated with the activate command based at least in part on a first mode selector bit included in the activate command, wherein the burst length defines a page size associated with the read or write command;
determining a starting position within the page associated with the memory bank based at least in part on a second mode selector bit included in the activate command, the starting position indicating a first bit to load into a cache;
performing a self-referencing read operation on the defined page size associated with the read or write command;
loading a number of bits starting with the first bit into the cache, the number of bits equal to the burst length; and
in response to the auto precharge command, closing the page associated with the memory bank, and writing the number of bits from the cache back into the memory bank after an expiration of a first number of clock cycles, the first number of clock cycles associated with a number of clock cycles for the external source to access the cache bits.

US Pat. No. 10,140,955

DISPLAY LATENCY CALIBRATION FOR ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE (OLED) DISPLAY

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A system comprising:an organic light emitting diode (OLED) display having a plurality of illumination elements organized in a two-dimensional array;
one or more photodiodes coupled to at least a portion of the illumination elements, the one or more photodiodes configured to
measure, for each illumination element in at least the portion of the illumination elements, a latency for that illumination element to illuminate image light of each of a plurality of brightness levels, and
measure, for each illumination element in at least the portion of the illumination elements, a time rise to reach each of the plurality of brightness levels;
a controller coupled to the one or more photodiodes, the controller configured to:
obtain, for each illumination element in at least the portion of the illumination elements, information about brightness levels associated with image light emitted from that illumination element for at least two consecutive video frames, and
determine, for each illumination element in at least the portion of the illumination elements, a driving signal based on the measured latency, the measured time rise and the information about brightness levels; and
a driver circuit coupled to the controller, the driver circuit configured to apply the determined driving signal to that illumination element.

US Pat. No. 10,140,895

TASK-INDICATING SHELF

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...

1. A task-indicating shelf, comprising:a shelf including a supporting surface for supporting one or more physical objects;
one or more visual indicators associated with the shelf and indicative of a task to be performed with respect to the one or more physical objects; and
a docking station electrically coupled to the one or more visual indicators and configured to receive a handheld device;
wherein docking the handheld device within the docking station powers an electric circuit between the handheld device and the one or more visual indicators to selectively energize or de-energize the one or more visual indicators.

US Pat. No. 10,140,869

RADIO APPARATUS, PROCESSING APPARATUS AND PROCESSING SYSTEM

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A radio apparatus that can be mounted in a vehicle, comprising:a receiver that receives, from another radio apparatus, a packet signal that includes at least second positional information of another vehicle in which the another radio apparatus is mounted; and
a computer programmed to:
acquire first positional information of the vehicle in which the radio apparatus is mounted;
provisionally determine collision or non-collision between the vehicle and the another vehicle on the basis of the first positional information and the second positional information included in the packet signal, the provisional determination for the vehicle and the another vehicle being repeatedly made at a predetermined frequency;
collect two or more provisional determination results; and
determine collision or non-collision between the vehicle and the another vehicle based on the collected provisional determination results to generate information on the determination for a user of the radio apparatus,
wherein the computer is further programmed to change a determination result to collision when the computer determines N times in succession that the vehicle and the another vehicle collide with each other after the computer determines that the vehicle and the another vehicle do not collide with each other,
wherein the computer is further programmed to change the determination result to non-collision when the computer determines M times in succession that the vehicle and the another vehicle do not collide with each other after the computer determines that the vehicle and the another vehicle collide with each other, and
wherein N is smaller than M.

US Pat. No. 10,140,695

HEAD-MOUNTED COMPOUND DISPLAY INCLUDING A HIGH RESOLUTION INSET

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. A head-mounted display (HMD) comprising:a high resolution (HR) inset display that is configured to display an inset region, the inset region comprising a high resolution (HR) inset portion of an image and a transitional portion of the image, the HR inset portion at a first resolution, and the transitional portion is blended such that there is a smooth change in resolution from the first resolution to a second resolution that is lower than the first resolution;
a peripheral display that is configured to display a background region, the background region having a second resolution that is less than the first resolution, the second resolution corresponding to a resolution of a non-fovea region of the human eye;
an eye tracking unit that is configured to detect movement of an eye of a user of the HMD;
an optics block configured to:
combine the inset region and the background region to create composite content, wherein the inset region is inset into the background region, and
direct the composite content to an exit pupil of the HMD corresponding to a location of the eye; and
a controller configured to:
receive, from the eye tracking unit, information related to movement of the eye,
determine, based on the information, a gaze direction of the user representing an axis between a fovea of the eye of the user and a center of a pupil of the eye, and
send steering instructions to a steering element of the optical block to adjust a position of the inset region relative to the background region such that the inset region is centered on the determined gaze direction.

US Pat. No. 10,140,686

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD THEREFOR, AND IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising:an imaging device configured to obtain a radiographic image according to radiation; and
at least one processor operatively coupled to a memory device and programmed to provide:
a defect information storage unit configured to store a first defective pixel that outputs an abnormal value regardless of time to a defect map;
a defect information obtaining unit configured to obtain, based on characteristic information indicating a relationship between an output fluctuation amount of a pixel of the imaging device and an elapsed time after the imaging device is ready for imaging, a second defective pixel in which the output fluctuation amount under an unexposed state exceeds a predetermined threshold, wherein the defect information storage unit stores the second defective pixel to the defect map; and
a defect correction unit configured to correct defects of the radiographic image based on the defect map that includes the first defective pixel and the second defective pixel.

US Pat. No. 10,140,468

SECURE START SYSTEM FOR AN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE

Uber Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A secure start system for an autonomous vehicle, the secure start system comprising:a communications router;
a compute stack storing a cryptographically signed and encrypted file system, and comprising a plurality of drives to execute the file system to enable an autonomous mode of the autonomous vehicle; and
wherein the compute stack comprises a master node including one or more memory resources that execute secure start instructions, causing the secure start system to:
based on detecting startup of the autonomous vehicle, transmit credentials to a backend authentication system via the communications router;
receive, when the credentials are authenticated, a tunnel key from the backend authentication system;
establish, using the tunnel key, a private communications session with a backend vault of the backend authentication system;
retrieve a verification key and an autonomous key from the backend vault;
verify, using the verification key, that the file system was cryptographically signed by the backend authentication system; and
decrypt the file system using the autonomous key to enable the autonomous mode.

US Pat. No. 10,140,383

COMPUTER IMPLEMENTED SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING SEMI-STRUCTURED DOCUMENTS

BUSINESS OBJECTS SOFTWARE...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:accessing, from a computer memory, information representing structure of a plurality of semi-structured documents, wherein the plurality of semi-structured documents comprise a plurality of fields having associated values;
generating, by one or more computers, a visual representation of the information representing structure of the plurality of semi-structured documents, the visual representation comprising graphical elements corresponding to the plurality of fields, wherein,
the information representing the structure of the plurality of semi-structured documents is stored in the computer memory as a tree data structure,
nodes of the tree represent fields of the plurality of fields and leaf nodes represent atomic values,
the visual representation is a graphical tree, and
the graphical elements each comprise a graphical indication of a frequency that corresponding fields appear in the plurality of semi-structured documents;
outputting, by the one or more computers, the visual representation to a display;
receiving, in the one or more computers, information representing a user selection to include one or more particular fields of the plurality of fields in an output data set, wherein the one or more particular fields comprise collections having a plurality of items;
storing the selected particular fields in the output data set as a two-dimensional data structure;
determining a similarity between particular items in a particular collection;
collapsing the particular items in the particular collection into a single graphical element in the visual representation when the similarity between items is greater than a threshold; and
collapsing the tree data structure in memory when the similarity between items is greater than the threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,140,368

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING A RECOMMENDATION PAGE

Baidu Online Network Tech...

1. A computer-implemented method for providing recommendations on a computer comprising a processor, said method comprising generating, using the processor, a recommendation page, wherein said generating a recommendation page comprises:determining, using the processor, when a user accesses a webpage through the computer, at least one keyword from among one or more to-be-exhibited keywords, wherein said at least one keyword includes one or more user keywords corresponding to said user, said one or more user keywords are determined through analysis of network usage records of said user, wherein said at least one keyword also includes one or more hot keywords, and said one or more hot keywords correspond to one or more pieces of query-related information with a highest search frequency in a search engine, wherein said at least one keyword includes a webpage keyword selected from words which are obtained from textual content information of the accessed webpage;
displaying said at least one keyword in said accessed webpage;
obtaining, using the processor, a user's selection on said at least one keyword so as to determine chosen keywords selected by said user based on said user's selection;
generating, using the processor, a recommendation page corresponding to said chosen keywords so as to display to said user, wherein said recommendation page contains at least one piece of keyword recommendation information associated with said chosen keywords; and
displaying the recommendation page,
wherein the determining, using the processor, when the user accesses the webpage through the computer, a key word set from among one or more to-be-exhibited keywords comprises:
identifying a category of the accessed webpage based on category information of the accessed webpage, and determining the said at least one keyword based on the category information of the accessed webpage, wherein the category information of the accessed webpage comprises a textual category and a multimedia category, wherein if the accessed webpage has a predetermined text body structure in the webpage code or a word number of a text in the accessed webpage reaches a certain threshold, the accessed webpage is identified as the textual category, and the webpage keyword is determined as the said at least one keyword in priority, wherein if the accessed webpage contains pictures, audios or videos whose quantity exceeds a threshold, the accessed webpage is identified as the multimedia category, and the user keyword is determined as the said at least one key word in priority.

US Pat. No. 10,140,360

GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACES FOR INFORMATION RETRIEVAL SYSTEMS

Thomson Reuters Global Re...

6. A method for an online legal research system, the method comprising:storing data structures associated with corresponding users in a subscriber database, each data structure being logically associated with user selected or defined content, and being associated with a user data file comprising one or more of predictive text data, user preferences, or user usage habits;
providing a graphical user interface including a user search interface having a set of pre-search filter input boxes designed to delimit databases from the plurality of databases and a text entry box for defining a query;
expanding the box in response to receiving text defining a query;
prior to running a search based on the query, automatically identifying and selecting an appropriate at least one database based at least in part on inputs received via the user search interface and not on a set of query results, the appropriate database identified from a plurality of databases, wherein the appropriate at least one database from the plurality of databases is selected based on a predictive text analysis of a set of inputs received via the set of pre-search filter input boxes, the inputs comprising textual input entered by the user from the pre-search filter input boxes;
wherein the predictive text analysis is based in part on the one or more of predictive text data, user preferences, or user usage habits stored in the user data file and accessed from the data structures in the subscriber database; and
automatically searching an appropriate at least one database from the plurality of databases of the legal research system in response to the query without the user identifying the at least one database.

US Pat. No. 10,140,287

SCALABLE AND ACCURATE MINING OF CONTROL FLOW FROM EXECUTION LOGS ACROSS DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. An apparatus for efficiently mining a control flow graph from execution logs of a distributed system, said apparatus comprising:at least one processor; and
a computer readable storage medium having computer readable program code embodied therewith and executable by the at least one processor, the computer readable program code comprising:
computer readable program code that receives a plurality of execution logs;
computer readable program code that mines at least one template from the plurality of execution logs in a first-phase, wherein the mining comprises computer readable program code that creates at least one template via a two-stage template mining technique, comprising:
a first stage of the two-stage template mining technique comprising computer readable program code that creates approximate-templates via a dictionary based logline transformation in order to attain scalability; and
a second second-stage of the two-stage template mining technique comprising computer readable program code that refines the mined approximate-templates by leveraging the multimodal (text+temporal-vicinity) signature of each approximate-template; and
computer readable program code that generates the control-flow graph between the mined templates in a second phase via a two-stage technique comprising:
a first-stage of the second phase comprising computer readable program code that creates, for each template, a set of the template's temporally co-occurring templates via leveraging a time-series of occurrence of each template; and
a second-stage of the second phase comprising computer readable program code that determines, in a single-pass of the log stream for each template, the template's immediate predecessors/successor on the temporally co-occurring templates and computer readable program code that stitches mined successors of each template to construct the control flow graph.

US Pat. No. 10,140,114

METHOD FOR WIRELESSLY UPDATING FIRMWARE IN A WIDE AREA NETWORK

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A method for providing wireless firmware over the air (FOTA) updates in a long-range (LoRa™) network, the method comprising:selecting, via transceivers used in at least one end node and a transceiver in a LoRa™ gateway, a certain frequency channel, wherein the LoRa™ network includes the at least one end node and at least one gateway, the at least one end node including the transceivers and the LoRa™ gateway including its transceiver;
activating or deactivating, via the transceivers in the end nodes and the transceiver in the LoRa™ gateway, the LoRa™ mode, wherein the LoRa™ mode is deactivated in the gateway and in the end nodes if a firmware update is to be transferred to the end nodes;
wherein a FOTA mode acting via a frequency shift keying (FSK) modulation scheme is activated in the transceivers on the end node and the transceiver on the gateway, and a wireless firmware update is prepared by the gateway for the end nodes,
wherein the LoRa™ transceiver used in the end node and the transceiver used in the LoRa™ gateway can select a certain frequency channel and deactivate the LoRa™ mode, and
wherein when the spread-spectrum LoRa™ mode is deactivated, the transceiver at the end node and the transceiver at the gateway function use the FSK modulation scheme.

US Pat. No. 10,140,032

MULTI-TIER STORAGE SYSTEM WITH DYNAMIC POWER MANAGEMENT UTILIZING CONFIGURABLE DATA MOVER MODULES

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. An apparatus comprising:a storage system comprising at least first and second storage tiers each comprising a plurality of storage devices;
the storage system implementing at least one configurable data mover module adapted to interact with the first and second storage tiers and comprising at least one power management configuration file;
wherein the data mover module alters a manner in which data is moved between the first and second storage tiers based at least in part on a change in state of the power management configuration file;
wherein the data mover module is configurable in at least first and second different modes of operation involving respective first and second different manners of moving data between the first and second storage tiers by storing respective first and second different sets of information in the power management configuration file; and
wherein the first mode of operation utilizes at least one of a different data transfer bandwidth and a different number of threads than the second mode of operation.

US Pat. No. 10,140,028

CLOCK MODE DETERMINATION IN A MEMORY SYSTEM

Conversant Intellectual P...

1. A configurable non-volatile memory device comprising:plurality of non-volatile memory blocks;
a chip enable port configured to receive a chip enable signal for enabling the configurable non-volatile memory device;
a first clock input port configured to receive a first clock input signal;
a second clock input port configured to receive a second clock input signal, the second clock input signal being complementary to the first clock input signal;
a clock output port configured to transfer a clock output signal, wherein the clock output signal is referenced to the first clock input signal;
one or more common data ports configured to transfer common data signals carrying at least one of command data, address data, input data and output data, the input data to be programmed into one of the plurality of non-volatile memory blocks accessible based on the command data and the address data, and the output data to be retrievable from the one of the plurality of non-volatile memory blocks;
a configurable clock input buffer configurable to one of a single ended signaling configuration and a differential signaling configuration, the differential signaling configuration for utilizing the first clock input signal and the second clock input signal as differential signals, and the single ended signaling configuration for utilizing one of the first clock input signal and the second clock input signal as a single ended signal; and
one or more configurable output buffers configurable to one of a plurality of output buffer drive strengths to transfer the output data retrieved from the one of the plurality of non-volatile memory blocks, the output data synchronized with the clock output signal in a double data rate configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,139,815

CHILLER CONTROL DEVICE, CHILLER, AND CHILLER DIAGNOSTIC METHOD

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A chiller control device included in a chiller, the chiller control device comprising:storage means for storing operation data which is detected at each site in a chiller;
compression means for converting, when the size of the operation data accumulated in the storage means over time increases, the operation data each time a condition corresponding to the type of the operation data is met, and compressing the data size; and
state evaluation means for evaluating the state of the chiller on the basis of the operation data which is converted by the compression means.

US Pat. No. 10,139,810

MANAGEMENT APPARATUS, AND MOUNT SUBSTRATE MANUFACTURING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A management apparatus that is connected to a mount substrate manufacturing line which includes at least a print apparatus, a component mounting apparatus, and a reflow apparatus, through a network, the management apparatus comprising:a storage which stores first data relating to a period of time necessary to complete preparation for performing a process by the reflow apparatus and second data relating to a period of time necessary to manufacture a pre-reflow substrate in the mount substrate manufacturing line;
a calculating section which calculates a waiting time to start production of a mount substrate based on the first data and the second data; and
a general control section which determines whether or not any one of an operation relating to maintenance, an operation relating to calibration, and a warm-up operation is possible to perform within the waiting time,
wherein the management apparatus instructs at least one of apparatuses that are at a more upstream side than the reflow apparatus in the mount substrate manufacturing line to perform at least any one of the operation relating to maintenance, the operation relating to calibration, and the warm-up operation that is to be performed before starting the production of the mount substrate, based on the first data and the second data.

US Pat. No. 10,139,805

LADDER DIAGRAM MONITORING DEVICE CAPABLE OF ADDITIONALLY DISPLAYING OPERATION SITUATION OF CNC IN COMMENT

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A ladder diagram monitoring device which displays an operation situation of a ladder program on a monitor and is capable of describing, in the ladder program, comment information added to a circuit executed on a programmable controller built in a numerical controller,Wherein the comment information added to the circuit is provided with a region for displaying information on an operation situation of the numerical controller, and
the ladder diagram monitoring device comprises: memory and processor to execute:
a ladder program operation situation acquisition unit that acquires information on the operation situation of the ladder program;
a CNC operation situation acquisition unit that acquires the information on the operation situation of the numerical controller;
a display data generation unit that generates display data, which reflects the operation situation of the ladder program and is for displaying the operation situation of the numerical controller, in the region in the comment information added to the circuit, based on the ladder program, the information on the operation situation of the ladder program, and the information on the operation situation of the numerical controller; and
a display unit that displays the display data, wherein the region in the comment information added to the circuit presents a keyword corresponding to the information on the operation situation of the numerical controller, and the display data generation unit is configured to generate the display data by replacing the keyword in the comment information added to the circuit by the information on the operation situation of the numerical controller corresponding to the keyword.

US Pat. No. 10,139,768

IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A sheet processing apparatus, comprising:a supporting portion configured to support sheets on which an image is respectively formed;
a pair of tooth members configured to bite the sheets which are supported by the supporting portion to bind the sheets;
a cam configured to rotate around a rotation axis line to move at least one of the pair of tooth members with respect to another one of the pair of tooth members so that the sheets are bitten by the pair of tooth members;
a motor;
a transfer mechanism having a first gear and a second gear and configured to transfer rotation of the motor to the cam via the first and second gears so as to rotate the cam around the rotation axis line; and
a wall perpendicular to the rotation axis line,
wherein, when viewed in a direction parallel to the rotation axis line, at least a part of the first gear, at least a part of the second gear, and at least a part of the cam respectively overlap with the wall,
the pair of tooth members, the motor, and the cam are arranged so as to face one side of the wall, and
the first gear and the second gear are arranged so as to face another side of the wall opposite to the one side.

US Pat. No. 10,139,751

IMAGE FORMATION APPARATUS DETECTING A RESPONSE FROM COMMUNICATION PART

Oki Data Corporation, To...

1. An image formation apparatus comprising:a replacement unit that is detachably attachable to a body of the image formation apparatus and includes a first communication part capable of communicating wirelessly;
a second communication part configured, in a state where the replacement unit is attached to the body of the image formation apparatus, to communicate wirelessly with the first communication part; and
a control unit configured to control the second communication part, wherein
in a process of causing the second communication part to communicate wirelessly with the first communication part a plurality of times, the control unit detects a change in a response from the first communication part,
the second communication part includes a power supply unit configured to supply electric power to the first communication part,
the control unit controls the power supply unit such that a power amount supplied by the power supply unit is changed from a first power amount to a second power amount, and makes a determination on the replacement unit including the first communication part based on the communication from the first communication part under condition that the power amount is changed, and
in a process of changing the power amount supplied by the power supply unit to a smaller amount, the control unit detects the response from the first communication part changing from a normal response to an abnormal response or no response.

US Pat. No. 10,139,706

BAYONET LENS MOUNTS

Sensors Unlimited, Inc., ...

1. A bayonet mounting system comprising:an interchangeable component; and
a housing having a cylindrical opening with a sealing surface on a radially inward facing surface and a frustoconical surface that tappers radially outwardly from the radially inward facing surface at the cylindrical opening, the frustoconical surface being configured to radially compress at least a portion of a resilient member during attachment of the interchangeable component to the housing, the housing also having a groove extending radially outward of at least a portion of the frustoconical surface configured to retain the interchangeable component to the housing in a bayonet latching fashion; and
at least one resilient member retainable within a circumferentially extending channel in a radially outward facing surface of the interchangeable component, configured to seal the radially outward facing surface to the radially inward facing surface, wherein the at least one resilient member includes a first O-ring, and further comprising a second O-ring seated in a separate circumferential channel of the interchangeable component from the first O-ring, wherein the first and second O-rings are both on an opposite side of the groove from the frustoconical surface.

US Pat. No. 10,139,647

CAMERA LENS SUSPENSION WITH LIMITER

Hutchinson Technology Inc...

1. A suspension assembly, comprising:a support member including a wire attach structure;
a moving member coupled to the support member, including:
a plate;
flexure arms extending from the plate and coupled to the support member; and
a wire attach structure;
a bearing supporting the plate of the moving member for movement with respect to the support member;
a shape memory alloy wire coupled to and extending between the wire attach structures of the support member and the moving member; and
a limiter to limit a range of movement of the moving member with respect to the support member, the limiter is separate from the bearing, the limiter including:
an opening in one of the moving member plate and the support member, wherein the opening has a first diameter; and
a stop on the other of the moving member plate and the support member, the stop including an engagement portion extending into the opening, wherein the engagement portion has a second diameter that is less than the first diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,139,614

MICROSCOPE SYSTEM AND MICROSCOPY METHOD USING DIGITAL MARKERS

CARL ZEISS MEDITEC AG, J...

1. A microscope system comprising:a microscope for generating a microscopic image of an area of observation to be studied;
a camera for recording image-based information on the area of observation to be studied and for generating a digital image of the area of observation to be studied;
a storage and evaluation unit connected to the microscope and the camera for detecting parameter settings of the microscope associated with image information,
a display for rendering visible the digital image of the area of observation to be studied, and
an input device connected to the storage and evaluation unit and to the display, the input device configured to embed digital markers for marking observed objects in the digital image when the digital image is displayed on the display,
wherein the storage and evaluation unit is designed to select and store information on each digital marker to associate the digital marker with a position of the observed object in the area of observation and in the digital image of the area of observation at a later point in time, the digital marker is embedded at a location in the digital image characterized by the image information, and
wherein the storage and evaluation unit is configured to evaluate the area of observation periodically by image processing algorithms and synchronize the position of the digital markers to the position of the observed object in an event of changes in the observed object in the area of observation or in an event of movement of the microscope,
wherein the storage and evaluation unit is configured to analyze the image information contained in the digital image in the vicinity of a respective marker describe the image information with respect to characteristic features, associate the characteristic features with the respective marker and store the association such that it is retrievable;
wherein the storage and evaluation unit is designed to detect the parameter settings of zoom and focus of the microscope, and
the storage and evaluation unit is embodied such that the position of the marker in the area of observation can be associated again at a later point in time with the position of the originally marked observed object in the area of observation and the position of the marker and hence of the marked observed object in the area of observation can be followed over time, and
the storage and evaluation unit is designed to analyze image information in the vicinity of the respective digital marker with the aid of feature descriptors and describe it on the basis of characteristic features.

US Pat. No. 10,139,599

OPTICAL ASSEMBLY FOR A WIDE FIELD OF VIEW CAMERA WITH LOW TV DISTORTION

Navitar Industries, LLC, ...

1. An aspheric lens element for an optical assembly of a wide field of view point action camera, comprising an optical material including at least one aspheric surface that is configured to compensate for astigmatism error within an optical assembly, and wherein said at least one aspheric surface includes a first surface that includes an approximately 30 microns or less sag and an approximately 25 microns/millimeter or less aspheric sag slope across said first surface, andwherein the first surface comprises approximately 6-30 microns sag and approximately 7-25 microns/millimeter aspheric sag slope across said first surface, and
wherein the first surface comprises a radius of curvature between approximately 8-10 millimeters.

US Pat. No. 10,139,582

FIBER OPTIC STORAGE MODULE INSTALLATION AT USER PREMISES

OFS FITEL, LLC, Norcross...

1. A fiber optic storage module for installation at user premises, comprising:a module body including a base, and a wall extending upward from the base;
the wall has one or more openings for paying out a length of an optical fiber from inside the module, so that the fiber can be routed between the module when installed at the user premises and a network terminal associated with the premises;
one or more bosses formed on the base of the module body;
a number of elongated retention fingers extending upward from the base, wherein at least one of the retention fingers has a first rim at a first height above the base, and at least one of the retention fingers has a second rim at a second height greater than the first height above the base;
a fiber supply spool including a cylindrical hub, and an annular support disk fixed to an inner circumference of the hub;
a cylindrical collar dimensioned and arranged for receiving the retention fingers extending from the module base and for mounting the supply spool on the retention fingers, wherein the collar is fixed at an inner circumference of the support disk inside the hub, and the inner circumference of the disk forms a third rim; and
wherein the fiber supply spool is movable axially on the retention fingers between (a) a first position at which the third rim on the inner circumference of the annular support disk inside the spool hub is captured between the first rim on at least one of the retention fingers and the second rim on at least one of the retention fingers, so that the spool is free to rotate about the retention fingers when a fiber is unwound from the spool hub when the fiber is payed out through an opening in the wall of the module body, and (b) a second position at which a lower portion of the supply spool engages one or more bosses formed on the base of the module body so that the spool is locked from rotation about the retention fingers when the fiber is removed from the spool hub.

US Pat. No. 10,139,559

MULTI-CORE OPTICAL FIBER, OPTICAL CABLE, AND OPTICAL CONNECTOR

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTR...

1. An optical connector comprising: a resin ferrule; and four or more multi-core optical fibers linearly arrayed in the ferrule,wherein each of the multi-core optical fibers has a common cladding with a diameter of 124 to 126 ?m, and two or more cores,
wherein in each of the multi-core optical fibers, an outmost core is arranged so that a distance between a core center of the outmost core out of the two or more cores and a center of a cross section of the common cladding is not more than 45 ?m,
wherein projection amounts of end faces of the respective multi-core optical fibers from an end face of the ferrule are not less than 2 ?m, and a variation of the projection amounts among the multi-core optical fibers is not more than 0.3 ?m, and among the four or more multi-core optical fibers, multi-core optical fibers located at both ends of the array have projection amounts smaller than that of any one of remaining multi-core optical fibers, and
wherein the end faces projecting from the end face of the ferrule are polished.

US Pat. No. 10,139,556

BACKLIGHT STRUCTURE

CHUNGHWA PICTURE TUBES, L...

1. A backlight structure, comprising:a frame body having a first frame edge and a second frame edge opposite thereto, an upper edge of the first frame edge having a depression;
a light guide plate disposed in the frame body, the light guide plate having a first short border and a second short border opposite thereto, the first short border and the second short border corresponding respectively to the first frame edge and the second frame edge, the light guide plate having at least one protrusion protruding from an upper surface of the light guide plate and being adjacent to the second short border;
a first optical film disposed in the frame body and disposed over the light guide plate, the first optical film comprising a first short-edge portion and a second short-edge portion disposed respectively over the first short border and the second short border of the light guide plate, wherein the first short-edge portion comprises a first notch shrunk from the first short-edge portion in a direction to the second short-edge portion and a first extending portion and a second extending portion located at opposite sides of the first notch, and the second short-edge portion has at least one second notch matching the protrusion;
a second optical film disposed in the frame body and disposed over the first optical film, the second optical film comprising a third short-edge portion and a fourth short-edge portion disposed respectively over the first short-edge portion and the second short-edge portion, wherein the third short-edge portion comprises a third notch shrunk from the third short-edge portion in a direction to the fourth short-edge portion and a third extending portion and a fourth extending portion located at opposite sides of the third notch, and the fourth short-edge portion has at least one fourth notch matching the protrusion, wherein the third notch exposes a portion of the first extending portion and a portion of the second extending portion; and
a fixed member covering and fixing the exposed portion of the first extending portion, the exposed portion of the second extending portion, a portion of the third extending portion, and a portion of the fourth extending portion, and the fixed member extending to an outer sidewall of the first frame edge.

US Pat. No. 10,139,502

CALIBRATING TIME IN PET DEVICE

Shenyang Neusoft Medical ...

1. A method of calibrating time in a Positron Emission Computed Tomography (PET) device, the method comprising:determining a rising edge slope of an electrical signal corresponding to a photon which is detected by a detector of the PET device when the PET device is used to scan a part of a subject to be examined;
determining a time shift corresponding to the rising edge slope based on a correspondence between the rising edge slope and the time shift;
calibrating time information of the photon based on the time shift; and
reconstructing a PET image of the part of the subject to be examined based on the calibrated time information of the photon.

US Pat. No. 10,139,501

BORON COATED STRAWS FOR NEUTRON DETECTION WITH PIE-SHAPED CROSS-SECTION

1. An improved boron-coated straw detector system comprising a boron-coated straw having a diameter and a plurality of septa extending radially inward from an inner surface of the straw, each septum having a boron-coating on two sides and a length of about 0.25 times the straw diameter or less, wherein each septum is within about 5% difference in length.

US Pat. No. 10,139,474

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING LIVE WEATHER DATA ONBOARD AN AIRCRAFT

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A method for presenting weather information onboard an aircraft, the method comprising:obtaining, by at least one processor, a first set of weather data from an aircraft onboard radar system;
obtaining a current flight plan comprising a set of waypoints, by the at least one processor;
determining a swath extending to sides of the current flight plan defined by the set of waypoints;
based on the current flight plan and the swath, automatically requesting a second set of weather data for areas extending beyond an operating range of the aircraft onboard radar system;
in response to automatically requesting the second set of weather data, obtaining, by the at least one processor via a communication device, the second set of weather data from external sources including at least one of one or more external aircraft, a satellite, a remote server, and a ground-based weather station, wherein the communication device is compatible with a communication protocol for the external sources, and wherein the communication protocol comprises at least one of a datalink communication protocol, a satellite communication protocol, a very high frequency (VHF) radio communication protocol, and a transponder communication protocol;
presenting graphical elements comprising a first set of graphical elements associated with the first set of weather data and a second set of graphical elements associated with the second set of weather data, via a display device communicatively coupled to the at least one processor, wherein the second set of graphical elements include visual characteristics distinguishable from the first set of graphical elements;
detecting a rain attenuation area, by the at least one processor via the aircraft onboard radar system;
in response to detecting the rain attenuation area, automatically requesting a third set of weather data for the rain attenuation area, wherein the third set of weather data is requested from the external sources; and
presenting rain attenuation area graphical elements, via the display device, wherein the rain attenuation graphical elements comprise at least a rain attenuation demarcation indicating weather occluded connected radar, wherein the second set of graphical elements comprise the rain attenuation area graphical elements, and wherein the rain attenuation area graphical elements include visual characteristics distinguishable from the first set of graphical elements.

US Pat. No. 10,139,468

PLANAR TRANSMISSION-LINE PERMITTIVITY SENSOR AND CALIBRATION METHOD FOR THE CHARACTERIZATION OF LIQUIDS, POWDERS AND SEMISOLID MATERIALS

The United States of Amer...

1. A system for measuring a permittivity of a sample, comprising:A sensor apparatus comprising:
(1) a substrate;
(2) two straight planar transmission lines parallel to each other having different planar lengths l1 and l2 and formed on a top side of said substrate,
(3) two feed lines formed on the bottom of said substrate, wherein said two feedlines are connected to said two straight planar transmissions lines on the top side of said substrate through a via, wherein said sensor apparatus is configured to accept a sample on the top side of said substrate that covers said two straight planar transmission lines; and
a two port radiofrequency source and vector measurement unit connected to said feed lines via planar transmission line-to-coaxial line transitions and a first RF switch at one of the two ports and a second RF switch at the other of the two ports of said two port radiofrequeney source and vector measurement unit.

US Pat. No. 10,139,467

ADJUSTMENT OF THE TABLE POSITION IN MR IMAGING

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A method for controlling an initial table position of an examination table, adapted to receive an examination object thereon, in a magnetic resonance scanner, comprising:from a control computer, operating the magnetic resonance scanner according to a calculated pulse sequence, that includes radiation of radio-frequency (RF) energy from an RF transmitter into an examination object on the examination table;
during said operation of said magnetic resonance scanner, determining, in said control computer, a specific absorption rate (SAR) load for the examination object, with said examination table in an initial table position by determining whether acquisition of magnetic resonance data according to the calculated pulse sequence exceeds an SAR limit value for said examination object with said table at said initial table position; and
from said control computer, if said SAR limit value is exceeded at said initial table position, emitting a table position control signal that moves said examination table to a different position from said initial table position dependent on the determined SAR load, so as to adjust the initial table position of the examination object to cause said SAR limit value to be satisfied.

US Pat. No. 10,139,436

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A WIDEBAND CMOS RMS POWER DETECTION SCHEME

Entropic Communications L...

1. A system comprising:a first circuit comprising a first metal oxide semiconductor (MOS) transistor having a gate for receiving a radio frequency (RF) signal via a capacitor and having a drain for outputting a first current that is proportional to a square of a voltage of the RF signal in response to receiving the RF signal; and
a second circuit connected to the first circuit, the second circuit comprising a second MOS transistor having a source for receiving the first current from the first circuit,
wherein the second circuit outputs a voltage proportional to a power of the RF signal received by the first circuit, the output voltage being a function of the first current and a channel resistance of the second MOS transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,139,318

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AIR SAMPLING IN CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENTS

Veltek Associates, Inc., ...

1. A system for sampling air at multiple locations in a controlled environment comprising:two or more air sampling devices at different locations within the controlled environment;
a flow enclosure within the controlled environment, the flow enclosure including two or more flow control modules, each of the flow control modules being in flow communication with one of the air sampling devices via air flow lines, each of the flow control modules configured to separately measure and control an air flow rate through one of the air sampling devices;
a controller outside of the controlled environment having a manifold in separate air flow communication with each of the flow lines via separate vacuum air lines; and
a vacuum source outside the controlled environment in air flow communication with the manifold of the controller via at least one air tube, the vacuum source providing suction to generate air flow through the air tube, the vacuum air lines, and the flow lines.

US Pat. No. 10,139,301

PRESSURE SENSOR CHIP INCLUDING FIRST AND SECOND ANNULAR SHAPE GROOVES IN A NON-BONDING REGION OF A HOLDING MEMBER FOR A SENSOR DIAPHRAGM

AZBIL CORPORATION, Chiyo...

1. A pressure sensor chip, comprising:a sensor diaphragm that outputs a signal depending on a difference between pressures received by a first surface and a second surface of the sensor diaphragm; and
a first holding member and a second holding member bonded respectively to the first surface and the second surface of the sensor diaphragm with peripheral portions thereof being positioned to face each other, each of the first holding member and the second holding member having a respective pressure introduction hole through which pressure to be measured is applied to the sensor diaphragm, wherein
the first holding member includes a non-bonding region formed inside the first holding member, the non-bonding region being parallel to a pressure-receiving surface of the sensor diaphragm and communicating with a periphery of the pressure introduction hole of the first holding member,
defining a first side of a plane including the non-bonding region inside the first holding member as a direction opposite to the sensor diaphragm with interposition of the plane including the non-bonding region inside the first holding member therebetween and a second side of the plane including the non-bonding region inside the first holding member as a direction approaching the sensor diaphragm with interposition of the plane including the non-bonding region inside the first holding member therebetween, the first holding member includes first and second grooves each having an annular shape and concavely formed in a peripheral edge portion of the non-bonding region inside the first holding member on the first side and the second side of the plane including the non-bonding region inside the first holding member, respectively, in continuation with the non-bonding region,
each of cross-sectional shapes of the first groove and the second groove taken perpendicularly to a groove-extending direction includes a circular arc,
the first groove and the second groove are formed such that an end of the cross-sectional shape of the second groove is positioned closer to the pressure introduction hole of the first holding member than an end of the cross-sectional shape of the first groove, and
the second holding member includes a recess formed in a surface thereof, the surface being bonded to the second surface of the sensor diaphragm.

US Pat. No. 10,139,093

LINEAR SOLID-STATE LIGHTING WITH A PULSE AMPLITUDE CONTROL SCHEME

ALEDDRA INC., Renton, WA...

1. A linear light-emitting diode (LED) tube lamp, comprising:a housing having two ends;
one or more LED arrays disposed between the two ends of the housing;
two lamp bases respectively connected to the two ends of the housing, each lamp base comprising at least one electrical conductor configured to insert into a respective lamp fixture socket;
a direct-current (DC) voltage module comprising at least one full-wave rectifier connected to an input alternate-current (AC) line voltage via the at least one electrical conductor in each lamp base, the DC voltage module configured to convert the input AC line voltage to a full-wave DC voltage and a half-wave DC voltage;
an LED driving circuit comprising a power factor correction (PFC) and control device, a power sustaining device, an electronic switch controlled by the PFC and control device, and a voltage feedback module, the LED driving circuit configured to receive the full-wave DC voltage, to generate an LED voltage and current, and to power up the one or more LED arrays; and
a pulse amplitude control module comprising an input connected to the at least one electrical conductor of each lamp base in a way that the half-wave DC voltage appears at the input, the pulse amplitude control module configured to generate one or more voltage pulses when the half-wave DC voltage drops to a few tens of volts in each AC cycle and to control a DC voltage in the power sustaining device,
wherein:
when an electric shock occurs, the pulse amplitude control module generates the one or more voltage pulses with a relatively low amplitude such that the DC voltage in the power sustaining device fails to reach an operating voltage of the PFC and control device, thereby disabling the PFC and control device and the LED driving circuit without an electric shock current leaking into the at least one electrical conductor of at least one of the two lamp bases that is exposed to the electric shock; and
when the at least one electrical conductor of each lamp base is inserted into the respective lamp fixture socket and receives the input AC line voltage, the pulse amplitude control module generates the one or more voltage pulses with a relatively high amplitude such that the DC voltage in the power sustaining device reaches the operating voltage of the PFC and control device, thereby enabling the LED driving circuit to deliver electrical power to the one or more LED arrays.

US Pat. No. 10,139,072

LIGHTING UNIT FOR A VEHICLE HEADLAMP

ZKW Group GmbH, Wieselbu...

1. A lighting unit (1) for a headlight (100) for a motor vehicle, wherein the lighting unit comprises:a first light source group (10) comprising at least one light source (11, 12, 13, 14),
a second light source group (20) comprising at least one light source (21),
wherein the first light source group (10) is configured to generate a first light function,
wherein the second light source group (20) is configured to generate a second light function, which is different from the first light function,
wherein each light source (11, 12, 13, 14) of the first light source group (10) couples light into a first type of optics element (111, 112, 113, 114) associated with the respective light source (11, 12, 13, 14),
wherein each light source (21) of the second light source group (20) couples light into a second type of optics element (121) associated with the respective light source (21),
wherein the first type of optics element (111, 112, 113, 114) produces a different optical illumination than the second type of optics element (121),
wherein a secondary optics comprising a diffusing optics (50) is arranged downstream of the first and second types of optics elements (111, 112, 113, 114, 121), through which secondary optics (50) the light exiting from the first and second types of optics elements (111, 112, 113, 114, 121) passes and is irradiated into a region in front of the lighting unit (1),
wherein the first and second light source groups (10, 20) are separately controllable,
wherein the first light source group (10) is configured to generate a flashing light function, and the second light source group (20) is configured to generate a daytime running light function, a position light function, or a combined daytime running light-position light function,
wherein at least one of the first type of optics element (111, 112, 113, 114) of the first light source group (10), in terms of a horizontal and/or vertical irradiation behaviour in a region of a casing of the at least one of the first type of optics element, is formed to produce a wide and crisscross optical illumination in a vertical direction or a horizontal direction,
wherein at least one of the second type of optics element (121) of the second light source group (20), in terms of a horizontal irradiation behaviour in a region of a casing of the at least one of the second type of optics element, is formed to produce a crisscross optical illumination in the horizontal direction,
wherein the first and second types of optics elements (111, 112, 113, 114, 121) associated with the light sources (11, 12, 13, 14, 21) are formed in a common optical component (200),
wherein adjacent optics elements of the first and second types of optics elements (111, 112, 113, 114, 121) transition into one another in transition regions (201, 202) to provide a light mixing area for the adjacent optics elements, and
wherein light from the optics elements of the first and second types of optics elements (111, 112, 113, 114, 121) enters adjacent optics elements of the first and second types of optics elements (111, 112, 113, 114, 121) through the transition regions and exits from a light exit area of the adjacent optics elements.

US Pat. No. 10,139,070

LIGHT MODULE FOR A VEHICLE HEADLAMP

ZKW GROUP GMBH, Wieselbu...

1. A light module for a motor vehicle headlight or other headlight, wherein the light module comprises:one or more light sources, which is/are arranged on a light source carrier;
at least one auxiliary optical unit which is configured to be fastened on the light source carrier by an auxiliary optical unit carrier such that the one or more light sources, the light source carrier, the at least one auxiliary optical unit, and the auxiliary optical unit carrier form a light source assembly;
a secondary optical unit, which is arranged behind the at least one auxiliary optical unit, in the light exit direction, and is held by a secondary optical unit carrier;
an assembly carrier to which the light source assembly is configured to be fastened;
at least one clamping screw with which the light source assembly is configured to be detachably clamped between the secondary optical unit carrier and the assembly carrier, wherein, in a detached state of the at least one clamping screw, in which the at least one clamping screw is detached only so far that the secondary optical unit carrier and the assembly carrier are still connected to one another, the light source assembly is displaceable substantially parallel to the assembly carrier, and wherein the at least one clamping screw directly connects the assembly carrier and the secondary optical unit carrier to one another such that the at least one clamping screw does not extend through the light source assembly; and
at least one locking screw with which the light source assembly is configured to be fixed relative to the assembly carrier, wherein the at least one locking screw fasten the light source assembly on the assembly carrier and the secondary optical unit carrier, and wherein the at least one locking screw extends through a back side of the assembly carrier, through an assigned locking-screw opening in the assembly carrier, and through an assembly opening of the light source assembly, and is configured to be screwed into a corresponding locking-screw thread in the secondary optical unit carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,139,017

SUSPENDED PIPE ASSEMBLY

Lindsay Corporation, Oma...

1. A suspended pipe assembly comprising:a pipe section configured to be suspended from a section of an elevated pipe, the suspended pipe section having opposed first and second ends; and
a plurality of suspenders configured to support the suspended pipe section below the elevated pipe, each suspender comprising a link connected between the suspended pipe section and the elevated pipe, the link being configured to move only in a substantially vertically extending plane extending substantially parallel to the elevated pipe so that the suspended pipe section is configured to translate along the substantially vertically extending plane as the suspended pipe section expands and contracts.

US Pat. No. 10,138,644

SKIMMER BASKET BARRIER SYSTEM

1. A filtration barrier system for a filtration of a pool, comprising:an elongated body configured to rest flat on a top surface of a pool walkway surface;
a perforated cylindrical filtration head integrally attached to the elongated body, the cylindrical filtration head having a length extending from a first end to a second end, and forming a hollow cavity;
a first perforated side arm rigidly attached to and extending from the first end of the filtration head and configured to engage with a front surface of the pool;
a first gap forming between the first perforated side arm, the front surface and the hollow cavity;
a second perforated side arm rigidly attached to and extending from the second end of the filtration head and configured to engage with the front surface of the pool; and
a second gap forming between the second perforated side arm, the front surface and the hollow cavity;
wherein the first perforated side arm and the second perforated side arm extend at an angle relative to the perforated cylindrical filtration head;
wherein the perforated cylindrical filtration head completely covers an opening in fluid communication with a filtration basket; and
wherein the perforated cylindrical filtration head is configured to prevent floating debris from entering into the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,138,639

MOLDING ASSEMBLY AND FLOOR INSTALLATION

Unilin North America LLC,...

1. A molding assembly for bridging a gap between floor covering materials, the molding assembly comprising:a molding; and
a track, wherein the track comprises a track attachment component configured to releasably attach the molding to the track, wherein the track attachment component comprises a single upwardly protruding leg connected to the track by a hinge portion, wherein the upwardly protruding leg comprises a separate surface portion configured to provide friction interlocking or mechanical interlocking with the molding, wherein the separate surface portion is made from a material more compressible than a material from which the hinge portion and track are made, wherein the hinge portion is configured to allow tilting of the molding when attached to the track attachment component, wherein the hinge portion and track are a single unitary piece made of a same material, whereas the separate surface portion is made of a different material.

US Pat. No. 10,138,620

FAUCET ASSEMBLY INCLUDING A THERMOSTATIC MIXING CARTRIDGE

Zurn Industries, LLC, Mi...

1. A faucet assembly comprising:a faucet body including a base and a spout supported by the base, in which the base includes a cold water connection and a hot water connection adapted for the reception of cold and hot water supplies, respectively, and in which the spout includes an outlet;
a hot water flow control valve and a cold water flow control valve each supported by the base of the faucet body;
a thermostatic mixing cartridge disposed in the base in which the thermostatic mixing cartridge has a hot water inlet that is in fluid communication with the hot water connection, a cold water inlet that is in fluid communication with the cold water connection, and a mixed water outlet;
a mixed water passageway having walls defined by the base which places the mixed water outlet of the thermostatic mixing cartridge in selective fluid communication with the outlet of the spout when the hot water flow control valve is opened; and
a cold water bypass passageway having walls defined by the base which places the cold water connection of the base in selective fluid communication with the outlet of the spout when the cold water flow control is opened;
wherein, during use, a flow of mixed water from the thermostatic mixing cartridge is regulated by the hot water control valve into the spout, a flow of the cold water is regulated by the cold water control valve, and the flows of both the mixed water and the cold water are further mixed at a juncture of the mixed water passageway and the cold water bypass passageway prior to exiting the faucet assembly via the outlet of the spout.

US Pat. No. 10,138,595

DISPERSION PROCESSING AIDS FOR THE FORMATION OF A LEATHER MATERIAL

Sustainable Composites, L...

1. A method of forming a leather substrate material comprising:processing a leather material to form leather material particles comprising collagen fiber bundles;
combining the leather material particles with a fluid to form a solution, wherein the collagen fiber bundles of the leather material particles absorb at least a portion of the fluid;
adding a polymer latex to the solution;
adding a dispersion aid to the solution;
causing the collagen fiber bundles to be dispersed in the solution; and
removing at least a portion of the fluid from the solution to form a leather substrate, wherein the leather substrate exhibits a tear resistance of greater than about 20 Newtons when tested in accordance with ASTM D 4704.

US Pat. No. 10,138,592

OPEN MESH SCREEN

SAINT-GOBAIN ADFORS CANAD...

1. A screen comprising:a mesh substrate, the mesh substrate having an openness of greater than 30% when viewed at 0° incidence, the mesh substrate having a first major surface and a second major surface, the first major surface comprising a first coating, the first major surface having a first reflectance value, wherein the first reflectance value has an average value of greater than about 10% as measured by an EN410 standard and a diffuse reflection profile at all viewing angles from ?89° to 89° , excluding an angle of direct illumination as measured by a scattering distribution function technique using a Goniometer, wherein the diffuse reflection profile provides a reduction in view through the mesh substrate when viewed from ?89° to 89°.

US Pat. No. 10,138,562

METHOD FOR CONVERSION OF WATER INTO HYDROGEN PEROXIDE AND CONVERTER

1. A method for conversion of water into hydrogen peroxide, said method comprising generation of corona discharge zone between a rotating electrode formed as a hollow rotor of a centrifugal fan and a fixed electrode, rotation of the rotating electrode relative to an insulation layer of the fixed electrode, applying high voltage AC power to the fixed electrode and conveying a water through the corona discharge zone;characterized in that:the rotating electrode is used for conversion of the water to the water vapor.

US Pat. No. 10,138,539

METHOD OF MANAGING COATING UNIFORMITY WITH AN OPTICAL THICKNESS MONITORING SYSTEM

1. A method of managing thickness uniformity for coating layer on a substrate in a coating system comprising:under the application of a uniformity control system comprising a multi-mask set and a multi-beam optical monitoring system having a laser array and a detector array,
computing error function based on transmission of laser in all laser beams passing through the coating layer being formed on the substrate during a deposition process;
comparing the value of said error function of all laser beams to a predetermined constant value;
ceasing said deposition process when the value of said error function of all laser beams is less or equal to said constant value;
computing error function of each laser beam in said optical monitoring system once said deposition process is stopped;
computing deposition rates for each laser beam by plotting the value of error function of each laser beam against the time of said deposition process;
selecting the laser beam with a deposition rate different from other laser beams and identifying a certain area of said coating layer through which the laser beam passes;
adjusting said multi-mask set in a way that it is to affect the deposition process on said certain area of said coating layer so that a suitable deposition rate is to be applied to said certain area;
resuming next deposition process to form next coating layer under the adjustment of said multi-mask set.

US Pat. No. 10,138,535

MAGNESIUM ALLOY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPO...

1. A magnesium alloy thatcontains a atomic % of Ca and b atomic % of Al, totally contains k atomic % of at least one element selected from a group consisting of Zr, Ag, Y and Nd, contains a residue of Mg and
contains c volume % of (Mg, Al)2Ca,
a, b, c and k satisfying formulae (1) to (4) and (21) below,
wherein said (Mg, Al)2Ca is dispersed and
said at least one element is an element that enhances at least one of corrosion resistance and flame resistance:
3?a?7  (1)
4.5?b?12  (2)
1.2?b/a?3.0  (3)
10?c?30  (4)
0

US Pat. No. 10,138,427

SEPARATION OF HYDROCARBONS FROM PARTICULATE MATTER USING SALT AND POLYMER

EXTRAKT PROCESS SOLUTIONS...

1. A process for separating hydrocarbon from a composition comprising hydrocarbon and solids, the process comprises treating the composition with an aqueous mixture including at least one highly water soluble salt, at least one polymer flocculent and at least one organic diluent to separate the hydrocarbon from the composition;wherein the treated composition has a salt-composition concentration of the at least one highly water soluble salt of no less than about 1 wt %.

US Pat. No. 10,138,424

EXHAUST SYSTEM FOR A BIOCHAR KILN

BIOCHAR NOW, LLC, Lovela...

1. An exhaust system for a biochar kiln, comprising:a chimney of the biochar kiln;
a first forced air inlet on the chimney to draw smoke through the chimney during a preheating stage to prime the chimney, the first forced air inlet being connected to a first blower;
a second forced air inlet operatively coupled with the chimney, the second forced air inlet being connected to a second blower,
wherein the second blower is activated to increase airflow when air naturally occurring in a smoke stream in the chimney is insufficient, the second blower deactivated when there is sufficient air; and
both a temperature sensor and an oxygen sensor with feedback to a controller,
wherein the controller activates and deactivates the first blower and the second blower based on input from the temperature sensor and the oxygen sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,138,404

HEAT TRANSFER MEDIUM CONTAINING MULTI-WALL CARBON NANOTUBES

King Fahd University of P...

1. A water-based nanofluid heat transfer medium comprising:a base fluid comprising an aqueous fluid;
a solid nanocomposite particle comprising a multi-wall carbon nanotube having a 10 to 20 nm outer diameter and a length from 10 to 30 ?m and a metal oxide nanoparticle selected from the group consisting of Fe2O3, Al2O3, and CuO wherein the metal oxide nanoparticle is affixed to the outer surface of the carbon nanotube;
wherein the carbon nanotube is not functionalized with reactive functional groups;
wherein the solid nanocomposite particle is homogeneously dispersed in the base fluid; and
wherein the nanofluid does not contain a surfactant.

US Pat. No. 10,138,365

RESIN MATERIAL AND FILM THEREOF

KANEKA CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A resin material comprising:a thermoplastic resin (A); and
a polymer (B) satisfying following conditions, wherein:
the polymer (B) is a graft copolymer obtained by multistep polymerization; and
at least one step of the multistep polymerization is polymerization of a monomer mixture containing a monomer represented by a formula (4) and (meth)acrylic acid and/or its salt,

wherein R9 is a hydrogen atom or a substituted or unsubstituted linear or branched alkyl group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, R10 is a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic group having 3 to 24 carbon atoms or a substituted or unsubstituted alicyclic group having 3 to 24 carbon atoms and having a homocyclic structure or a heterocyclic structure, 1 is an integer of 1 to 4, m is an integer of 0 or 1, and n is an integer of 0 to 10.

US Pat. No. 10,138,331

MATRIX-FREE POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITES AND RELATED PRODUCTS AND METHODS THEREOF

Rensselaer Polytechnic In...

1. A matrix-free polymer nanocomposite comprising:a plurality of polymer brush grafted nanoparticles forming a nanocomposite in the absence of a polymeric matrix,
wherein the polymer brush comprises a multimodal brush configuration having at least two different populations of polymer ligands of different lengths grafted to a nanoparticle.

US Pat. No. 10,138,309

METHOD FOR PRODUCING PARTICULATE POLYMER

KANEKA CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A method for producing a particulate polymer, the method comprising:polymerizing a monomer having a vinyl group in an aqueous solvent in the presence of a polymerization initiator and a surfactin salt represented by:
wherein X is an amino acid residue selected from the group consisting of leucine, isoleucine and valine; R is a C9-18 alkyl group; and M+ is an alkali metal ion or a quaternary ammonium ion,wherein a concentration of the surfactin salt in a polymerization reaction liquid is adjusted in accordance with the following formulae depending on a target particle diameter of the particulate polymer:
log(y1k)=?0.11 log(x1)+1.91
log(y2k)=?0.54 log(x2)?0.0096
log(y3k)=?0.069 log(x3)+1.55wherein y1, y2, and y3 are the target particle diameters of the particulate polymer in a unit of nm; x1, x2, and x3 are the concentrations of the surfactin salt in the polymerization reaction liquid in a unit of mM; and k is a constant of 0.5 to 2, andwherein y1 is 250 nm to 400 nm, y2 is 55 nm to less than 250 nm, and y3 is 30 nm to less than 55 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,138,216

HIGHLY SELECTIVE ANTI-CANCER AGENTS TARGETING NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER AND OTHER FORMS OF CANCER

The University of Toledo,...

1. A compound of the following structural formula:wherein:n=1 or 2;
X is N or CH;
Y is S, O, or NH;
R is selected from the group consisting of:
?O;
2H;
—OR3, wherein R3 is hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, glycosyl, or polyether groups;
(CO)OR4, wherein R4 is hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, or aralkyl groups;
—NR5R6, wherein R5 and R6 are H, alkyl, aryl, or aralkyl groups; and,
?N—OR7, wherein R7 is hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, aralkyl, glycosyl, or polyether groups;
R1 is hydrogen, alkyl-, aryl-, or aralkyl;
Z is absent or selected from the group consisting of:
halide, wherein R2 is absent;
oxygen;
nitrogen, wherein there are two R2 groups;
(CO)O—; O(CO)—; O(CO)O—;
(CO)N<, wherein there are two R2 groups; and,
NH(CO)—; and NH(CO)N<, wherein there are two R2 groups;
wherein when Z is absent, R2 connects directly to a ring; and
R2 is hydrogen, alkyl-, aryl-, aralkyl-, glycosyl-, or polyether-, wherein multiple occurrences of R2 are the same or different;
and prodrugs, salts, stereoisomers, racemates, solvates, and hydrates thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,138,201

COMPOUND FOR ORGANIC ELETROLUMINESCENT DEVICE AND ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

SK CHEMICALS CO., LTD., ...

1. A compound for an organic electroluminescent device, represented by Chemical Formula 1 below:
wherein Ar1 is a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C30 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 aryl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 heteroaryl group, or AO is further coupled with a carbon atom adjacent to a carbon atom linked therewith to form a substituted or unsubstituted fused C3 to C30 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted fused C1 to C30 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted fused C6 to C30 aryl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted fused C1 to C30 heteroaryl group,
R1 is a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C30 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 aryl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 heteroaryl group, or R1 is coupled with Ar1 to form a substituted or unsubstituted fused C1 to C30 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted fused C1 to C30 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted fused C6 to C30 aryl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted fused C1 to C30 heteroaryl group, and
R2 to R13 are identical to or different from each other, and R2 to R13 are each independently a hydrogen atom, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C30 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 aryl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 heteroaryl group, or at least one of R2 to R13 is further coupled with a carbon atom adjacent to a carbon atom linked therewith to form a substituted or unsubstituted fused C3 to C30 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted fused C1 to C30 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted fused C6 to C30 aryl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted fused C1 to C30 heteroaryl group.

US Pat. No. 10,138,170

METHOD OF SURFACE MARKING A MECHANICAL PART WITH A PREDEFINED GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION VISIBLE TO THE NAKED EYE

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES, ...

1. A method of surface marking a mechanical part with a predefined graphical representation, the method comprising:using a laser source to apply only a single laser pulse to an outside surface of the mechanical part for marking with a mask being interposed between the laser source and the outside surface of the mechanical part, the mask having a predefined graphical representation, and the single laser pulse having power flux density of at least 20 MW/cm2 and a duration less than or equal to 100 ns so that an imprint left in the outside surface of the part is less than 1 ?m in depth,
wherein the outside surface of the part is directly in contact with ambient atmosphere when the single laser pulse is applied.

US Pat. No. 10,138,102

WARNING AND MESSAGE DELIVERY AND LOGGING SYSTEM UTILIZABLE IN A FALL ARRESTING AND PREVENTION DEVICE AND METHOD OF SAME

1. A safety protection device for aerial lift equipment, comprising:a safety lanyard comprising a snap hook configured to be attached to an anchor point affixed to a work platform of an aerial lift;
a load sensor attached to the safety lanyard, the load sensor configured to activate if a prescribed load limit is exceeded, the activation of the load sensor triggering the transmission of a warning;
a safety harness attached to the safety lanyard; and
a remote control attached to the safety harness, the remote control configured to access the operational controls of the aerial lift to control the movement of the aerial lift; and
wherein in the event the load sensor activates, the remote control on the safety harness is accessible to the operator to move the work platform of the aerial lift,
wherein the snap hook comprises:
an interlock controller;
a gate hook having a first spring configured to maintain the snap hook in a closed position,
a gate switch having a second spring configured to contact the anchor point,
a first detection sensor,
a second detection sensor on the gate switch,
the first detection sensor having a sensor triggered to transmit a signal to the interlock controller when brought within close proximity to the second detection sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,138,100

RECHARGING APPARATUS AND METHOD

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...

1. An apparatus configured to monitor power levels at a shopping facility, comprising:a transport unit central control system separate and distinct from a plurality of motorized transport units at a shopping facility, wherein each of the plurality of motorized transport units is self-propelled and wherein the transport unit central control system comprises:
a transceiver configured to wirelessly receive communications from the plurality of motorized transport units located at the shopping facility;
a control circuit coupled with the transceiver;
a memory coupled to the control circuit and storing computer instructions that when executed by the control circuit cause the control circuit to:
identify available stored power levels at each of the plurality of motorized transport units;
identify, based on the identified stored power levels, a first motorized transport unit to be subjected to recharging;
identify an available recharge station, of a plurality of recharge stations distributed throughout the shopping facility, at least relative to a location of the first motorized transport unit intended to be subjected to recharging; and
cause the transceiver to wirelessly communicate one or more instructions to cause the first motorized transport unit to temporarily electrically couple with the available recharge station, wherein the control circuit in causing the communication of the one or more instructions causes a wireless communication of a first instruction to the first motorized transport unit directing the first motorized transport unit to implement one or more physical movements through at least a portion of the shopping facility such that the first motorized transport unit approaches the available recharge station.

US Pat. No. 10,138,063

TAPERED ROLL FEED

1. A feed roll assembly, comprising:a support having a guide surface that extends longitudinally along a first side of the support;
a first feed roll extending outwardly from the first side of the support and spaced apart from a second feed roll by a gap, the first and second feed rolls positioned to engage generally opposite first and second longitudinal sides, respectively, of the workpieces, the first feed roll having a proximal end, a distal end, and a first axis of rotation, the diameter of the proximal end being greater than the diameter of the distal end, and the first axis of rotation being laterally skewed relative to the guide surface;
wherein the first feed roll and the second feed roll are collectively operable to drive successive ones of the workpieces through said gap in substantially an initial workpiece orientation in a direction of travel that is transverse to the guide surface, and
wherein the guide surface is positioned to engage a third longitudinal side of successive ones of the workpieces entering or exiting the gap between the proximal end of the first feed roll and the second feed roll.

US Pat. No. 10,138,062

ORDER FULFILLMENT SYSTEM WITH ROBOTIC BREAK PACK

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...

15. An order fulfillment system, the system comprising:an order processing means for processing a product order placed by a consumer and for communicating product order information associated with the product order to an inventory management database configured to store the product order information;
a de-pallet station including means for unloading a first receptacle from a pallet and placing the first receptacle unloaded from the pallet onto a de-palletizer conveyor configured to transport the first receptacle unloaded from the pallet to a stocking station;
at least one stocking station including means for unloading at least one product from the first receptacle and for placing the at least one product unloaded from the first receptacle onto at least one storage shelf;
a first picking station including a means for picking a plurality of products including the first product from the at least one storage shelf and for loading the plurality of products including the first product picked from the at least one storage shelf into a second receptacle for delivery to a consumer;
an empty receptacle placement station including a means for placing an empty second receptacle onto a packing conveyor including a means for transporting the empty second receptacle toward the first picking station for loading of the plurality of products including the first product into the empty second receptacle;
an electronic inventory management device including a means for obtaining the product order information from the inventory management database and for transmitting a signal based on the product order information to at least one of the empty receptacle placement station and the first robotic picking arm, the means for obtaining the product order information being configured to analyze the product order information obtained from the inventory management database and to generate a product loading order, a product loading location, and a product loading orientation for products to be loaded into the second receptacle, wherein:
the first picking station is configured, in response to receipt of the signal from the electronic inventory management device, to cause the means for picking the plurality of products including the first product to place the plurality of products including the first product into the empty second receptacle in the product loading location and in the product loading orientation specified in the signal received by the first picking station from the electronic inventory management device; and
at least one placement verification station including a means for scanning the plurality of products including the first product after placement of the plurality of products including the first product into the second receptacle to confirm at least one of the following: that the plurality of products including the first product was ordered by the consumer, that the plurality of products including the first product was loaded into the second receptacle by the means for picking of the first picking station in the product loading location and in the product loading orientation specified in the signal received by the first picking station from the electronic inventory management device.

US Pat. No. 10,138,030

TAMPERPROOF CLOSURE FOR USE ON A CONTAINER, CONTAINER THEREWITH, AND PORT FOR ARRANGEMENT ON THE CONTAINER

B. BRAUN AVITUM AG, Mels...

1. A container apparatus comprising:a container having an opening; and
a tamperproof closure arranged on the opening of the container, the tamperproof closure including:
a base having an outer circumference and at least one force-enhancing device extending laterally from the outer circumference of the base, wherein the base is configured for arrangement on the container such that the container is configured for connection to the base in a fluid-tight manner, and
a closure part comprising:
a closure cap having an outer circumferential perimeter smaller than the outer circumference of the base, the outer circumferential perimeter of the closure cap connected to the base via a predetermined breaking point, and at least one force-enhancing device extending laterally from the outer circumference of the closure cap,
wherein:
the at least one force-enhancing device of the base and the at least one force-enhancinq device of the closure part are configured to be operated by a single hand to move the base and the closure part relative to each other in a force-assisted manner to destroy the predetermined breaking point, wherein the force-enhancing devices enclose there between an angle (?), viewed in the circumferential direction of the closure, which corresponds at least substantially to the required amount of rotation of the closure part with respect to the base for destroying the predetermined breaking point.

US Pat. No. 10,137,962

DERAILLEUR WITH DAMPER OF THE CHAIN GUIDE

Campagnolo S.r.l., Vicen...

1. A derailleur of a bicycle gearshift, comprising a fixed body adapted for being mounted on the bicycle, a mobile body associated in a moveable manner with the fixed body, a chain guide mounted in an angularly mobile manner on the mobile body about an axis (X) and adapted to engage a transmission chain, an elastic system between the chain guide and the mobile body to push the chain guide in a predetermined angular direction with respect to the mobile body so as to keep the transmission chain under tension, a damper, between the chain guide and the mobile body to brake angular movements of the chain guide with respect to the mobile body, wherein the damper comprises a first and a second variable volume chamber filled with a damping fluid and in connection with each other through a controlled fluid passage system, wherein the angular movement of the chain guide determines variations in an opposite direction of volume of the first and of the second chamber and consequently a fluid overflow between the first and the second chamber through the controlled fluid passage system, whereinthe damper comprises a dividing body in the mobile body coaxial to the axis (X), mechanically constrained so that each rotation of the dividing body about the axis (X) is accompanied by a translation of the dividing body along the axis (X) itself;
the dividing body is mechanically constrained to the chain guide so as to move together with it in the angular direction about the axis (X); and,
the two first and second chambers are formed in the mobile body, on opposite sides of the dividing body, and thus change volume in the opposite direction when the dividing body moves in the mobile body along the axis (X).

US Pat. No. 10,137,824

ADAPTIVE LED MULTI-MODULE HEADLAMP WITH INTEGRATED DIPPED BEAM AND HIGH BEAM

GUANGDONG RAYTON INTELLIG...

1. An adaptive LED multi-module headlamp with integrated dipped beam and high beam, comprising a dipped beam and high beam following-up adaptive beam pattern control system, a light compensation system, and a color temperature control system, the dipped beam and high beam following-up adaptive beam pattern control system comprising a LED light source module array, the LED light source module array comprising a number of LED light source modules including more than two LED light source modules parallel to each other which forming a direct light source, axes of the more than two LED light source modules paralleling with the center of vehicle body, and including more than one LED light source module arranged outside the direct light source which forming a steering light source, angle between axes of the more than one LED light source module and the center of vehicle body being acute angle, the angle between axes of the LED light module of the steering light source and vehicle body increasing in turn from inside out; the direct light source being more close to the center of vehicle body than the steering light source; the direct light source lighted during normal driving; one or more LED light source modules of the direct light source closed to weaken light intensity of the direct light source while vehicles crossing each other at night; one or more LED light source modules of the steering light source lighted while vehicle turning at night; the LED light source module comprising a first LED light source, a first surface reflector worked with the first LED light source, a second LED light source, a second surface reflector worked with the second LED light source and convex lens, if the first LED light source lighted separately, a dipped beam pattern lighted by the LED light source module, if the first LED light source and the second LED light source lighted simultaneously, a high beam pattern lighted by the LED light source module; the light compensation system comprising a number of upper polarizing-assisted light filling units above the dipped beam and high beam following-up adaptive beam pattern control system and a number of lower polarizing-assisted light filling units below the dipped beam and high beam following-up adaptive beam pattern control system; the upper polarizing-assisted light filling unit comprising an upper polarizing LED light source and an upper polarizing reflecting surface, the upper polarizing LED light source being at the bottom of the upper polarizing reflecting surface, light emitted from the upper polarizing LED light source reflected by the upper polarizing reflecting surface, so that there being an angle of 6˜10° between distribution area of the angle at which light emitted and the ground, to compensate the illumination area during slowing down, driving under heavy load or driving uphill; the lower polarizing-assisted light filling unit comprising an lower polarizing LED light source and an lower polarizing reflecting surface, the lower polarizing LED light source being on the top of the lower polarizing reflecting surface, light emitted from the lower polarizing LED light source reflected by the lower polarizing reflecting surface, so that there being an angle of 6˜10° between distribution area of the angle at which light emitted and the ground, to compensate the illumination area during slowing down and driving downhill.

US Pat. No. 10,137,812

BACKREST FRAME FOR A VEHICLE SEAT

ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe...

1. A Seat-back frame for a vehicle seat, comprising:a transversely extending frame region;
two vertically extending frame regions extending vertically, such that the seat-back is of a U-shaped form;
wherein a first and a second profile are provided which form respective ones of the vertically extending frame regions and wherein there is provided a deep-drawn sheet-metal part which forms the transversely extending frame region, the deep-drawn sheet-metal part having flanges for connecting on the first and second profiles by bonding and at least one of the first and second profiles is a hollow profile which is formed from a single sheet as a flangeless hollow profile such that at least one part of the first and second profiles formed from the single sheet has a closed hollow profile by joining opposed end regions of the single sheet, wherein the closed hollow profile has varying cross-sections in an axial direction of said closed hollow profile,
wherein the varying cross-sections transition from a hollow, rectangular cross-section proximate to the transversely extending frame region to a hollow, I-shaped cross-section distal from the transversely extending frame region.

US Pat. No. 10,137,720

ILLUMINATED ASSEMBLY

1. An illuminated assembly comprising:a plurality of pages coupled to one another, each said page comprising:
a light-diffusing panel having a panel first surface opposite a panel second surface;
a first sheet having a first sheet front surface opposite a first sheet back surface, said first sheet back surface in overlapping engagement with said panel first surface;
at least one first sheet light transmission portion disposed within said first sheet, said first sheet light transmission portion communicating between said first sheet front and back surfaces; and
a light source operatively coupled to said light-diffusing panel, said light source in an activated condition provides light to said panel first surface;
wherein said light is transmitted from said panel first surface through said first sheet light transmission portion such that said light is viewable by a viewer of said first sheet front surface.

US Pat. No. 10,137,620

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SANDWICH MOLDED PRODUCT, INJECTION MOLDING MACHINE, AND SANDWICH MOLDED PRODUCT

UBE MACHINERY CORPORATION...

1. A method of manufacturing a sandwich molded product, the method employing at least two molds capable of forming a mold cavity to mold the sandwich molded product, the method comprising:a base layer molding step that injection-fills the mold cavity with a base layer resin to mold a base layer;
a first expansion step that causes the volume of the mold cavity to expand to a specified quantity such that a certain space is formed between an outer surface of the base layer molded by the base layer molding step and an inner surface of the mold;
a first injection-filling step that injection-fills the space formed by the first expansion step with a first resin which is a foamable resin to fill the space with the first resin;
a second expansion step that, after the start of the first injection-filling step, causes the mold cavity to expand to a specified quantity such that the space is further expanded, thereby foaming the first resin and molding a foam molded product which has a skin layer and a foamed layer formed within the skin layer; and
a second injection-filling step that, after completion of the first injection-filling step and after the completion of the second expansion step, injection-fills a second resin into the foamed layer of the foam molded product by penetrating the skin layer.

US Pat. No. 10,137,507

HOLE CUTTER WITH MULTIPLE FULCRUMS

IRWIN INDUSTRIAL TOOL COM...

12. A hole cutter comprising:a substantially cylindrical blade body comprising a first end and a distal second end, the first end defining a cutting edge and the second end defining a non-working end;
a first elongated aperture formed through the blade body, wherein the blade body defines within the first elongated aperture a first plurality of fulcrums comprising:
a first fulcrum axially spaced a first distance from the cutting edge; and
a second fulcrum axially spaced a second distance from the cutting edge greater than the first distance; and
a second elongated aperture formed through the blade body, wherein the blade body defines within the second elongated aperture a second plurality of fulcrums comprising:
a third fulcrum axially spaced a third distance from the cutting edge; and
a fourth fulcrum axially spaced a fourth distance from the cutting edge greater than the third distance,
wherein the first distance of the first fulcrum to the cutting edge is different than the third distance of the third fulcrum to the cutting edge.

US Pat. No. 10,137,442

CATALYST FOR PYROLYSIS OF FEEDSTOCK

BASF CORPORATION, Florha...

1. A method for producing monoaromatic products from a feedstock containing oxygen-containing polymers, the method comprising:assessing an oxygen content of said feedstock;
reacting said feedstock with a catalyst blend comprising:
about 40-85 wt % of a zeolite cracking catalyst comprising a mixture of at least one large pore zeolite and at least one small pore zeolite in a ratio of 5:1 to 1:5;
about 4-40 wt % of a heterogeneous transition metal water-gas shift catalyst comprising at least one metal oxide and a support that is optionally promoted; and
optionally about 3-20 wt % of at least one hydrogenation catalyst in one step or single stage; and
recovering said monoaromatic products.

US Pat. No. 10,137,377

VARIABLE VEHICLE RIDE SWITCH

Universal City Studios LL...

1. A vehicle ride, comprising:a variable vehicle ride switch comprising:
a base configured to rotate with respect to a ride surface;
a base controller configured to receive an activation signal to cause the base to rotate; and
at least one conveyor positioned on the base and configured to rotate together with the base and configured to actuate relative to the base to move a ride vehicle onto or off of the base;
a plurality of vehicle pathways, wherein the variable vehicle ride switch is positioned at a junction of the plurality of vehicle pathways; and
a ride controller programmed with instructions to provide the activation signal to the base controller to cause the base to rotate to at least partially align the at least one conveyor with a vehicle pathway of the plurality of vehicle pathways, wherein the activation signal causes the base to rotate to at least partially align the at least one conveyor with a first vehicle pathway of the plurality of vehicle pathways when a first ride vehicle is on the at least one conveyor and to cause the base to rotate to at least partially align the at least one conveyor with a second vehicle pathway of the plurality of vehicle pathways when a second ride vehicle is on the at least one conveyor subsequent to the first ride vehicle, and wherein the first vehicle pathway is different from the second vehicle pathway.

US Pat. No. 10,137,306

MATERIALS, DEVICES AND SYSTEMS FOR PIEZOELECTRIC ENERGY HARVESTING AND STORAGE

The Arizona Board of Rege...

1. A system for providing energy to a device or machine comprising a stack of layers of mechanical energy harvesting materials and one or more rectifiers, filters, and/or batteries,wherein the stack comprises a first layer of mechanical energy harvesting materials below a second layer of mechanical energy harvesting materials,
wherein each layer comprises a group of mechanical energy harvesting materials, wherein the mechanical energy harvesting materials in each group are connected in parallel,
wherein each mechanical energy harvesting material comprises a flexible substrate, wherein the flexible substrate has a Young's modulus of about 0.01 to 5.0 GPa, and a plurality of piezoelectric elements,
wherein the piezoelectric elements are in the form of ribbons, wherein each ribbon is located between a first and a second electrode, wherein the first and second electrodes are parallel to the surface of the ribbon, wherein each ribbon has a thickness, a width and a length, and wherein the piezoelectric elements are located in and/or on the flexible substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,137,301

MULTI-CARRIER PROCESSING IN AUDITORY PROSTHETIC DEVICES

Ohio State Innovation Fou...

1. A method for multi-carrier processing in an auditory prosthetic device, comprising:receiving an audio signal comprising multiple signals, each signal produced by an independent source;
identifying at least a first signal and a second signal in the received audio signal;
dividing the first signal into one or more frequency bands;
dividing the second signal into the one or more frequency bands, wherein the one or more frequency bands include a matching frequency band that is the same for both the first and second signals;
generating a first carrier signal and a second carrier signal for the matching frequency band;
dynamically adjusting an amplitude of the first carrier signal based on the first signal in the matching frequency band or a signal envelope associated with the first signal in the matching frequency band;
dynamically adjusting an amplitude of the second carrier signal based on the second signal in the matching frequency band or a signal envelope associated with the second signal in the matching frequency band;
adding the amplitude-adjusted first and second carrier signals associated with the matching frequency band; and
delivering the summed amplitude-adjusted first and second carrier signals associated with the matching frequency band to at least one electrode associated with an auditory prosthetic device.

US Pat. No. 10,137,097

NON-PEPTIDIC GAPDH AGGREGATION INHIBITOR

OSAKA PREFECTURE UNIVERSI...

1. A compound represented by any of the chemical formula 1 wherein R1, R2, and R3 are each independently a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, or an aliphatic hydrocarbon group having a carbon number of from 1 to 10, the chemical formula 2 wherein R1, R2, and R3 are each independently a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, or an aliphatic hydrocarbon group having a carbon number of from 1 to 10, and n is an integer of 1 or more, or the chemical formula 3 wherein R1, R2, and R3 are each independently a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, or an aliphatic hydrocarbon group having a carbon number of from 1 to 10, and n is an integer of 1 or more, and a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof

US Pat. No. 10,136,973

LITHIUM SILICATE MATERIALS

Ivoclar Vivadent AG, Sch...

1. A process for manufacturing a lithium silicate dental glass-ceramic article comprising: preparing a lithium silicate blank comprising lithium metasilicate as the main crystalline phase and exhibiting a flexural strength of greater than 180 MPa; machining the lithium silicate blank into a dental article; and heat treating the machined dental article in the temperature range of from about 700° C. to about 900° C. to close surface flaws, and optionally, coating with a glass or glass ceramic by sintering or hot pressing.

US Pat. No. 10,136,906

CATHETER WITH OCCLUDING CUFF

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A catheter for use in a medical procedure, the catheter comprising:an elongate member defining a longitudinal axis; and
a sealing member supported by the elongate member, the sealing member including a frame comprising an interior side facing towards the elongate member and an exterior side facing away from the elongate member, and a membrane positioned on the interior side of the frame, wherein the membrane is fixed to the elongate member and extends continuously around an outer perimeter of the elongate member in a direction transverse to the longitudinal axis, the sealing member being repositionable, while the membrane is fixed to the elongate member, between a first position, wherein a portion of the membrane is separated from the interior side of the frame to permit fluid flow through the sealing member, and a second position, wherein the membrane sealingly engages the interior side of the frame to prevent fluid flow through the sealing member.

US Pat. No. 10,136,863

X-RAY-OPTIMIZED DEVICE FOR SUPPORTING A PATIENT

MAQUET GMBH, Rastatt (DE...

1. An apparatus for supporting a patient, comprising:a first structural member having a first end portion and a second end portion, the second end portion of the first structural member being attached to an operating table;
a second structural member having a first end portion and a second end portion, the second end portion of the second structural member being attached to the operating table;
a first connecting member that connects the first end of the first structural member to the first end of the second structural member, the first structural member being disposed at a predetermined distance from the second structural member;
a first support member supported exclusively on the first structural member, the first support member configured to support a body part of the patient; and
a second support member supported exclusively on the second structural member;
wherein the first support member comprises a mounting assembly and is configured to be reversibly locked onto the first structural member, and when not locked is displaceable along the first structural member along a lengthwise direction of the first structural member;
wherein the second support member comprises a mounting assembly and is configured to be reversibly locked onto the second structural member, and when not locked is displaceable along the second structural member along a lengthwise direction of the second structural member independent of the positioning of the first support member on the first structural member;
wherein the first support member comprises a first support pad and a first height adjustment assembly for varying the height of the first support pad with respect to the first structural member when the first support member is mounted to the first structural member;
wherein the second support member comprises a second support pad and a second height adjustment assembly for varying the height of the second support pad with respect to the second structural member when the second support member is mounted to the second structural member;
wherein the first support member and the second support member are spaced apart from one another, a material-free x-ray area being formed between the first support member and the second support member.

US Pat. No. 10,136,831

SWEAT SENSING WITH CHRONOLOGICAL ASSURANCE

University Of Cincinnati,...

1. A sweat sensor device capable of continuous monitoring and chronological assurance comprising:one or more sweat sensors adapted to detect a specific solute in sweat and to obtain measurements of said solute in sweat over at least a first time period and a second time period;
a sweat sampling volume between a sampling site on skin and said one or more sweat sensors, said sweat sampling volume at least in part determining a sweat sampling rate; and
electronics adapted to correlate said sweat sampling rate with said measurements from said one or more sensors to provide a chronological assurance of the effective rate at which newly originated sweat reaches said one or more sweat sensors during the first and second time periods.

US Pat. No. 10,136,678

ELECTRONIC SMOKING ARTICLE

Altria Client Services LL...

1. An electronic vaping device comprising:an integral heater-wick element configured to draw a pre-vapor formulation from a supply region and to heat the pre-vapor formulation to produce a vapor, the integral heater-wick element formed of a foamed carbon, the foamed carbon having impurities of less than about 100 ppm and a heat capacity of about 0.5 to 1.0 J/g-K.

US Pat. No. 10,136,671

SMOKING ARTICLE

BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO ...

1. A smoking article, comprising:a first part,
a second part movable relative to the first part, one of the first or second parts including:
a section of sheet material wrapped around one or more rod articles, the section of sheet material having a circumferential leading edge and/or a trailing edge, the circumferential leading edge and/or trailing edge being angled with respect to a longitudinal axis of the smoking article and extending both longitudinally and circumferentially with respect to said one or more rod articles;
the section of sheet material configured to rotate relative to the other of the first or second parts, the first and second parts configured such that a relative rotational position of the first and second parts controls a property of the smoking article; and
a control tab formed from said section of sheet material and disposed over only a portion of a circumference of the smoking article, the angled circumferential leading edge and/or trailing edge being disposed on the control tab, and
wherein the second part of the smoking article is restrained to a single longitudinal position relative to the first part of the smoking article.

US Pat. No. 10,136,595

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR MODULATING IMMUNITY IN PLANTS

Boyce Thompson Institute ...

1. A method for increasing disease resistance in plants, said method comprising contacting said plant or part of said plant with a composition comprising an effective amount of ascr#18,wherein said effective amount of ascr#18 increases plant resistance to one or more pathogens, primes or induces an immune response in said plant.
US Pat. No. 10,137,094

GASTRORETENTIVE DOSAGE SYSTEM AND PROCESS OF PREPARATION THEREOF

Sun Pharmaceutical Indust...

1. A gastroretentive capsule dosage system consisting of:(a) a shell filled with a powder consisting of an active ingredient, wherein the active ingredient is selected from the group consisting of acyclovir, gabapentin, pregabalin, trimetazidine, feropenem, carbidopa, levodopa, methyldopa, verapamil, propranolol, carvedilol, atenolol, albuterol, pirbuterol, nifedipine, nimodipine, nicardipine, amlodipine, prazosin, guanabenz, allopurinol, metoprolol, oxprenolol, baclofen, sumatriptan, benazepril, enalapril, lisinopril, captopril, quinapril, moxipril, indolapril, olindapril, retinapril, spirapril, cilazapril, perindopril, ramipril, zofenopril, fosinopril, nitrofurantoin, valacyclovir, azithromycin, inosine, didanosine, pranobex, tribavirin, vidarabine, simvastatin, pravastatin, atorvastatin, lovastatin, selegiline, midazolam, lithium carbonate, cimetidine, ranitidine, famotidine, nizatidine, bifentidine, nifentidine, roxatidine, omeprazole, lansoprazole, pantoprazole, antacids selected from magnesium carbonate, aluminum carbonate, aluminum hydroxide, magnesium oxide and sucralfate, carbenoloxalone, misoprostol, pirenzepine, telenzepine, bismuth salts, metronidazole, ciprofloxacin, clarithromycin, amoxicillin, cephalexin, ascorbic acid, folic acid, vitamin E, furosemide, topiramide, hydrochlorothiazide, orlistat and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, esters or prodrugs thereof; and
(b) an extended-release coating over the shell, wherein the extended-release coating is applied in an amount of 3% to 15% w/w based on the total weight of the dosage system and comprises one or more extended release polymer(s) selected from group consisting of cellulose acetate, ethylcellulose and copolymers of methacrylate/trimethyl aminoethyl methacrylate, and the extended-release coating optionally comprises one or more coating additive(s), said additives being selected from the group consisting of fillers, plasticizers, opacifiers, coloring agents, lubricants/glidants and mixtures thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,137,142

TOPICAL PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATIONS CONTAINING A LOW CONCENTRATION OF BENZOYL PEROXIDE IN SUSPENSION IN WATER AND A WATER-MISCIBLE ORGANIC SOLVENT

Dow Pharmaceutical Scienc...

1. An aqueous formulation for topical application to the skin comprising about 3.75% w/w benzoyl peroxide, about 5.0% w/w propylene glycol, about 1.2% w/w clindamycin phosphate, about 1.75% w/w carboxyvinyl polymer gelling agent and about 87.8% w/w water.
US Pat. No. 10,137,162

GASTROPROTECTIVE EXTRACTS OF SONCHUS OLERACEUS L.

King Saud University, Ri...

1. A method of producing gastroprotective extracts of Sonchus (S.) oleraceus L., comprising the steps of:selecting a source material consisting of S. oleraceus L. roots;
grinding the source material into a powder to produce 500 grams of powder;
extracting the powder by percolation in 2 liters of 95% aqueous ethanol for 2 days at room temperature to produce an ethanol extract;
concentrating the ethanol extract in a rotary evaporator at a temperature of less than 25° C. to form a residue;
suspending the residue in distilled water until it is dissolved;
filtering the dissolved residue to produce an aqueous filtrate;
collecting any lipoidal matter trapped on a filter;
further extracting a portion of the aqueous filtrate to exhaustion in chloroform;
drying the chloroform extracts at a temperature less than 20° C.;
further extracting the aqueous filtrate to exhaustion with n-butanol; and
drying the n-butanol extracts at a temperature less than 35° C.; recovering the gastroprotective extracts of S. oleraceus L.
US Pat. No. 10,138,459

BACTERIAL STRAIN RHODOCOCCUS AETHERIVORANS VKM AC-2610D PRODUCING NITRILE HYDRATASE, METHOD OF ITS CULTIVATION AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING ACRYLAMIDE

Kemira Oyj, Helsinki (FI...

1. A method of culturing a bacterial strain Rhodococcus aetherivorans VKM Ac-2610D, wherein cells of the strain are cultured using a nutrient medium comprising:an aqueous phosphate buffer comprising sodium and potassium ions;
a source of carbon;
a source of nitrogen;
optionally an enzyme inducer;
optionally a cobalt salt;
a magnesium salt;
a zinc salt;
a calcium salt; and
a Fe(II) salt.
US Pat. No. 10,138,217

METHODS FOR EXTRACTING AND CONVERTING HEMICELLULOSE SUGARS

VIRDIA, INC., Raceland, ...

1. A system for producing furfural, wherein the system is configured to produce at least 1.0 ton of furfural for each 2.3 tons of hemicellulose sugars provided, wherein the hemicellulose sugars comprise at least 80% xylose (by weight), wherein the system is configured to catalytically reduce furfural using a dissolved acid catalyst, and wherein the system is configured for processing at least 1.1 tons of hemicellulose sugars per day.

US Pat. No. 10,143,050

LED DRIVER, LIGHTING SYSTEM USING THE DRIVER AND DRIVING METHOD

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A controller adapted to control a dimmable light source, wherein the controller comprises an input adapted to receive a second dimming level, which is different to a first dimming level to which the light source is set and an output for providing control commands to the light source to control the brightness level over time,wherein the controller is adapted to:
set a fade time over which the light source is to be controlled to adjust the light source output from the first dimming level to the second dimming level, wherein the fade time is selected in dependence on both the difference between the first and second dimming levels and the absolute value of at least one of the first and second dimming levels; and adapted to control the light source to adjust the dimming level over the course of the set fade time.

US Pat. No. 10,143,049

ELECTRONIC OPERATING DEVICE FOR LIGHT SOURCES

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. An electronic operating device for light sources, comprising:an input part for inputting an input voltage;
an output part for outputting an output voltage and an output current for the light sources;
wherein the electronic operating device is configured
to operate the output part as a voltage source for a period of time after the input voltage has been applied;
subsequently to operate the output part as a current source after this period of time;
to measure the output voltage and to identify a point of discontinuity in a time profile of the output voltage; and
to prescribe the output voltage at the point of discontinuity as a setpoint voltage for a control loop, which regulates the output voltage and the output current during operation after the period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,143,042

HEATING DEVICE

NICHIAS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A heating device comprising:a heater; and
a support member that supports the heater and comprises bio-soluble inorganic fibers,
wherein the bio-soluble inorganic fibers are Mg silicate fibers having the following composition or Ca silicate fibers having the following composition:
[Mg silicate fibers]
SiO2: 66 to 82 wt %
CaO: 1 to 9 wt %
MgO: 10 to 30 wt %
Al2O3: 3 wt % or less
Other oxides: less than 2 wt %
[Ca silicate fibers]
SiO2: 66 to 82 wt %
CaO: 10 to 34 wt %
MgO: 3 wt % or less
Al2O3: 5 wt % or less
Other oxides: less than 2 wt %
wherein the heating device comprises any coating of the following configurations (1) to (3); and due to the coating, the bio-soluble inorganic fibers do not contact directly the heater or the contact of the bio-soluble inorganic fibers with the heater is reduced compared with a heater without the coating:(1) at least surfaces of the support member that contact the heater are coated;(2) bio-soluble inorganic fibers that are present on at least surfaces of the support member that contact the heater are coated; and(3) the heater is coated.

US Pat. No. 10,143,034

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF MANAGING STORED SYSTEM INFORMATION USING VALIDLY TIMER WHEN APPLYING DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION MODE IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving system information from a base station;
identifying whether validity time information is included in the system information;
determining a validity time as a first time when the validity time information is included in the system information;
determining a validity time as a second time different from the first time when the validity time information is not included in the system information; and
determining the system information is valid or not based on the determined validity time.

US Pat. No. 10,143,033

COMMUNICATIONS APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A communications apparatus, comprising:a receiving unit configured to receive a beacon signal from one of a plurality of apparatuses, wherein between the plurality of apparatuses, synchronization of a first period in which data is transmitted or received and a second period in which data is neither transmitted nor received is established;
a determination unit configured to determine the first period based on the beacon signal that was received by the receiving unit;
a transmission unit configured to transmit, in the first period that was determined by the determination unit, a signal that requests obtaining of information to the plurality of apparatuses;
an obtaining unit configured to obtain information from each of the plurality of apparatuses in a case where the signal was transmitted by the transmission unit; and
a display control unit configured to control display on a display unit based on the information obtained by the obtaining unit.

US Pat. No. 10,143,032

CONTENTION-BASED DATA TRANSMISSION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A user device for a wireless communication system, the user device comprising:a transceiver;
a memory having processor-executable instructions stored thereon; and
a processor, configured to execute the processor-executable instructions to facilitate:
receiving an assigned Radio Network Temporary Identifier (RNTI) from a radio communication network, wherein the assigned RNTI is valid for a plurality of network nodes of the radio communication network and associated with a common data channel for contention based data transmission of the radio communication network, and wherein the assigned RNTI is uniquely assigned to the user device with respect to the plurality of network nodes for use in the common data channel; and
transmitting data to or receiving data from the radio communication network on the common data channel using the assigned RNTI;
wherein the plurality of network nodes are base stations.

US Pat. No. 10,143,030

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO IMPROVE A NETWORK CONNECTION VIA A CONNECTED VEHICLE

1. A cellular-enabled device, comprising:a processor; and
memory to store machine readable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations including:
establishing a first connection relationship to a cellular-enabled vehicle using a short distance radio frequency protocol; and
when the cellular-enabled device is located within a range of the cellular-enabled vehicle:
establishing a first connection to the cellular-enabled vehicle using the short distance radio frequency protocol, the first connection based on the first connection relationship;
in response to receiving a registration request from the cellular-enabled vehicle, sending a registration message including a subscriber identifier to the cellular-enabled vehicle;
in response to receiving a request to end a second connection to a cellular network, detaching from the cellular network; and
routing first cellular data associated with the cellular-enabled device between the cellular network and the cellular-enabled device via the cellular-enabled vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,143,029

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR RECOVERING SERVICES FROM NETWORK REJECTIONS TO WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A wireless communication device, comprising:a first communication module circuitry to communicatively couple the wireless communication device with a first network, the first communication module circuitry to receive a reject message from the first network to disable communications with the first network;
a processor to store, in memory, information corresponding to the communications with the first network; and
a second communication module circuitry to communicatively couple the wireless communication device with a second network, the second communication module circuitry to send the information to a remote service monitor, wherein the second communication module circuitry is to receive a short message service (SMS) command or a Dual-Tone Multi-Frequency signaling (DTMF) command from the remote service monitor;
wherein the first communication module circuitry includes a first Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) or a first virtual SIM and the second communication module circuitry includes a second SIM or a second virtual SIM.

US Pat. No. 10,143,019

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SIGNALING BETWEEN ENBS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING DUAL CONNECTIVITY

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for signaling between eNBs in a wireless communication system that support Dual Connectivity, comprising:transmitting, by a first eNB, an RRC connection reconfiguration message for transmission of a measurement report to a terminal;
receiving the measurement report from the terminal, when a reporting event occurs;
transmitting, by a first eNB, an eNB CONFIGURATION TRANSFER message for requesting a first TNL (transport network layer) address of a second eNB for Dual Connectivity to a MME (Mobility Management Entity),
wherein the eNB CONFIGURATION TRANSFER message includes a first ID for identifying the first eNB and a second ID for identifying the second eNB;
receiving, by the first eNB, a MME eNB CONFIGURATION TRANSFER message including the first TNL address from the MME;
transmitting, by the first eNB, an X2 SETUP REQUEST message for initiating X2 setup procedure to the second eNB;
receiving, by the first eNB, an X2 SETUP RESPONSE message from the second eNB in response to an X2 SETUP REQUEST message; and
transmitting and receiving, by the first eNB, signaling for the Dual Connectivity with the second eNB, if the second eNB supports the Dual Connectivity,
wherein the MME eNB CONFIGURATION TRANSFER message or the X2 SETUP RESPONSE message includes a first indication indicating whether the second eNB supports the Dual Connectivity function.

US Pat. No. 10,143,015

CONTENTION-BASED RANDOM ACCESS IN UNLICENSED SPECTRUM

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:detecting, by a user equipment (UE), at least one of a first type of data or a second type of data to be transmitted from the UE to a base station (BS) over a channel;
determining, by the UE, if a first type of physical random access channel (PRACH) resource is available for transmitting at least one of the first type of data or the second type of data to the BS;
transmitting at least one of the first type of data or the second type of data using the first type of PRACH resource based at least in part on determining the first type of PRACH resource is available; and
transmitting the second type of data using a second type of PRACH resource based at least in part on determining the first type of PRACH resource is not available.

US Pat. No. 10,143,014

CONTROL DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED...

1. A control device that performs wireless communication and is connected to another control device via a wired network comprising:a memory; and
a processor coupled to the memory and the processor configured to:
acquire information relating to a channel and a communication timing used for wireless communication via the wired network from another control device that is made to act as a slave;
generate a setting of a channel and a communication timing in which no interference occurs between wireless communication with a first opposing control device performed by the control device and wireless communication with a second opposing control device performed by the another control device, based on information relating to a channel and a communication timing used for wireless communication of the control device and the acquired information relating to the channel and the communication timing used for wireless communication of the another control device; and
report the generated setting of the channel and the timing to the another control device that is made to act as the slave via the wired network for minimizing interference in communication between the control devices and corresponding opposing control devices,wherein:the memory holds information on a first relationship between the control device and the first opposing control device managed by the control device and a second relationship between the another control device and the second opposing control device managed by the another control device,
the processor is further configured to:
acquire a first electrical power information of a first load connected to the first opposing control device from the first opposing control device according to the first relationship,
acquire a second electrical power information of a second load connected to the second opposing control device from the another control device according to the second relationship when the second electrical power information is requested from an information processing device connected to the control device via the wired network, and
send the first electrical power information and the second electrical power information to the information processing device for displaying the respective electrical power information to a user for corrective action by the user.

US Pat. No. 10,143,010

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A wireless communication device comprising:circuitry configured to:
perform wireless communication with another device;
compare a first carrier sense level with a second carrier sense level, wherein the first carrier sense level is associated with a first set of communication devices that are configured to dynamically change the first carrier sense level, wherein the second carrier sense level is associated with a second set of communication devices where the second carrier sense level is fixed as a default level, and wherein each one of the first carrier sense level and the second carrier sense level indicates a respective threshold for measured reception power; and
control a parameter associated with the wireless communication to transmit data based on the comparison result between the first carrier sense level and the second carrier sense level.

US Pat. No. 10,143,009

ENHANCED RANDOM ACCESS MECHANISM IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting a power headroom report (PHR) by a terminal in a wireless communication network supporting carrier aggregation, the method comprising:receiving control information for activating a secondary cell with a first uplink carrier from a base station;
identifying the secondary cell to be activated based on the received control information;
transmitting a first PHR for at least one serving cell in response to the identified secondary cell being activated with the first uplink carrier;
deciding a carrier switching for a random access retrial in response to a failure of a random access procedure on the first uplink carrier, wherein the carrier switching for the random access retrial is decided when a downlink carrier linked with the first uplink carrier is deactivated when performing the random access procedure on the first uplink carrier;
performing the random access procedure on a second uplink carrier decided by the carrier switching, wherein the performing the random access procedure comprises transmitting a second PHR for at least one serving cell;
determining that only a prohibit PHR timer expires or has expired and a path loss has changed for a downlink carrier corresponding to the second uplink carrier since a last PHR transmission when the terminal has uplink resources for a new transmission; and
transmitting a third PHR for at least one serving cell in response to a determination that the prohibit PHR timer expires or has expired and the path loss has changed for the downlink carrier corresponding to the uplink carrier of the activated secondary cell since the last PHR transmission when the terminal has uplink resources for a new transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,142,999

RESOURCE SELECTION IN DEVICE TO DEVICE COMMUNICATION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A device-to-device, D2D, communication circuitry, for use in a device of a wireless communication network, the device being configured to transmit and receive device-to-device communications, the circuitry comprising:synchronization establishing circuitry to acquire radio resource synchronization and to establish a time-frequency resource grid for a D2D communication, the time-frequency resource grid having a plurality of resource units for allocation to a D2D connection;
signal metric evaluation circuitry to evaluate signal metrics of resource units of the plurality of resource units when the time-frequency resource grid has been established; and
radio resource selection circuitry to compare the signal metrics to a lower threshold value and an upper threshold value, and select a time resource of the time-frequency resource grid for allocation to the D2D communication based on said comparison of the signal metrics to the lower threshold value and the upper threshold value,
wherein the radio resource selection circuitry is to select the time resource by selecting from at least a subset of time resources of the time-frequency resource grid currently available for allocation to a new D2D transmission, the time resource being select to minimize a number of constituent resource units for which the signal metric is evaluated to lie between the lower threshold value and the upper threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,142,996

SENSITIVITY TUNING IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method comprising:transmitting, by an access point, a beacon message;
setting, by the access point, a receiver of the access point to first and second sensitivity thresholds at which transmissions occurring on a wireless channel can be detected, wherein the access point is associated with two or more other apparatuses;
detecting, by the access point, whether transmissions are occurring on the wireless channel with the receiver set to the first sensitivity threshold during a first period within a beacon period and with the receiver set to the second sensitivity threshold during a second period within the beacon period; and
determining the second sensitivity threshold based on a poorest quality link amongst links between the access point and the two or more other apparatuses.

US Pat. No. 10,142,991

RESOURCE ALLOCATION FOR DIRECT TERMINAL-TO-TERMINAL COMMUNICATION IN A CELLULAR SYSTEM

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method comprising:configuring common resources for supporting direct communication between terminals across a predefined registration area, said predefined area including one or more cells of a cellular system, by negotiating the common resources with one or more base stations of cells included in said predefined registration area; and
controlling an allocation of the common resources for enabling direct communication between terminals across the predefined registration area by determining and assigning the allocation of common resources and the configuration thereof to a terminal being registered to the predefined registration area,
wherein said common resources form a pool for assigning resources to a terminal for direct communication with another terminal within said predefined registration area upon registration therein.

US Pat. No. 10,142,990

RADIO NODE, COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND METHODS THEREIN

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a radio node for enabling communication between a first communication device and a second communication device over a device-to-device, D2D, connection in a radio communications network, the method comprising:allocating radio resource bands of a carrier band for the D2D connection according to at least a first pattern for frequency hopping, wherein the radio resource bands are used for frequency hopping over the carrier band and are at a respective carrier band edge and/or at the respective carrier band edge plus or minus a margin such that a contiguous bandwidth of radio resources between the radio resource bands is not used by the first pattern; and
signalling an indication of the allocated radio resource bands to the first communication device and/or the second communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,142,989

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR GRAPHICALLY INDICATING STATION EFFICIENCY AND PSEUDO-DYNAMIC ERROR VECTOR MAGNITUDE INFORMATION FOR A NETWORK OF WIRELESS STATIONS

Ubiquiti Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method of optimizing channel selection for an access point wirelessly connected to one or more stations, the method comprising:collecting, in the access point, 24 hours or longer worth of historical frequency spectral information;
collecting, in the access point, usage data for the one or more stations wirelessly connected to the access point;
determining a ranking of spectral efficiency, in bits per second per channel width, for a plurality of frequency channels based on the collected 24 hours or longer worth of historical frequency spectral information and the usage data, wherein for each channel of the plurality of frequency channels, the spectral efficiency corresponds to a data rate for the channel divided by the channel width, wherein determining the ranking of spectral efficiency further comprises determining the data rate for each channel of the plurality of frequency channels as an average or minimum data rate from the collected spectral information and from the collected usage data, wherein the usage data comprises a signal strength;
automatically selecting a top-ranked frequency channel based on the determined ranking; and
using the top-ranked frequency channel to wirelessly communicate between the access point and the one or more stations.

US Pat. No. 10,142,984

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SUBFRAME INTERLACING IN HETEROGENEOUS NETWORKS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications, comprising:receiving information relating to a subframe resource interlace allocation of a first downlink (DL) resource from a first base station;
receiving signaling from the first base station during at least one subframe associated with the subframe resource interlace allocation;
determining a signal metric associated with the signaling, wherein the first DL resource is time-division orthogonal to a second DL resource allocated to a second base station; and
transmitting the signal metric to the first base station;
wherein a base station type of the first base station is one of a first power class macrocell base station, a second power class macrocell base station, a femtocell base station, or a picocell base station, and the base station type of the first base station is different from a base station type of the second base station.

US Pat. No. 10,142,983

LICENSED ASSISTED ACCESS NETWORK SYSTEM

Institute For Information...

1. A first base station for a licensed assisted access (LAA) network system, the LAA network system further comprising a mobile station, and the first base station comprising:a transceiver; and
a processor;
wherein:
the transceiver receives first available unlicensed channel group information from the mobile station, wherein the first available unlicensed channel group information is generated by the mobile station through determining a use status of an unlicensed band;
the processor selects a first unlicensed channel according to the first available unlicensed channel group information;
the processor initializes a communication schedule assessment procedure with the mobile station through the first unlicensed channel and via the transceiver;
the transceiver receives second available unlicensed channel group information from the mobile station, wherein the second available unlicensed channel group information is generated by the mobile station according to a use status of the unlicensed band after the mobile station determines that the communication schedule assessment procedure fails;
the processor selects a second unlicensed channel according to the second available unlicensed channel group information; and
the processor initializes the communication schedule assessment procedure with the mobile station through the second unlicensed channel and via the transceiver.

US Pat. No. 10,142,977

METHOD FOR RECEIVING DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNEL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM APPLYING CARRIER AGGREGATION TECHNIQUE, AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of detecting a downlink control channel by a user equipment in DRX (discontinuous reception) mode in a carrier aggregation applied wireless communication system, comprising:configuring downlink control channel detection subframes in a secondary cell based on a specific uplink/downlink subframe configuration for a TDD (time division duplex) primary cell;
detecting the downlink control channel from the downlink control channel detection subframes when a preset DRX related timer defined by a subframe number unit is operating; and
receiving a downlink data channel based on the detected downlink control channel,
wherein the downlink control channel detection subframes comprise subframes on the secondary cell matching locations of downlink subframes on the specific uplink/downlink subframe configuration or locations of special subframes including a downlink resource over a preset length,
wherein the specific uplink/downlink subframe configuration is an SIB1 (system information block1) uplink/downlink subframe configuration if a detection of information on an uplink/downlink subframe configuration is not successful, and
wherein the specific uplink/downlink subframe configuration is a detected uplink/downlink subframe configuration if the detection of the information on the uplink/downlink subframe configuration is successful.

US Pat. No. 10,142,971

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING DATA

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for reporting data transmission, comprising:when a user equipment (UE) is powered on, transmitting, by the UE, a UE identifier and indication information for indicating that the UE is capable of supporting an emergency service to a Mobility Management Entity (MME), to facilitate the MME transmitting, to an evolved Node B (eNB), the UE identifier, the indication information and a service flow template corresponding to the emergency service comprising an indication for the UE to transmit emergency data corresponding to the emergency service via a signaling radio bearer (SRB) with the eNB and to facilitate the eNB determining that the UE is capable of supporting the emergency service according to the indication information, storing the UE identifier in an identifier list and transmitting reporting configuration information to the UE;
receiving, by the UE, the reporting configuration information from the eNB; and
when the emergency service occurs and the emergency data corresponding to the emergency service is generated by the UE, transmitting, by the UE, the emergency data to the eNB according to the reporting configuration information, wherein the reporting configuration information comprises the service flow template corresponding to the emergency service.

US Pat. No. 10,142,970

RLC RECONFIGURATION DURING CELL RESELECTION

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. An apparatus, comprisingat least one processor; and
at least one memory including computer program code,
the at least one memory and the computer program code configured, with the at least one processor, to cause the apparatus to perform at least the following:
send, as part of a radio resource control reconfiguration procedure for a reconfiguration of a terminal, a first reconfiguration message to the terminal to reconfigure radio resource control configuration of the terminal, wherein the first reconfiguration message provides for the terminal a first configuration of a first radio bearer in a first cell and is based on a first capability of a forward access channel of the first cell;
detect whether or not the terminal has completed the reconfiguration based on the first reconfiguration message;
receive, prior to detection of completion of the reconfiguration based on the first reconfiguration message, a cell update message from the terminal, wherein the cell update message indicates that the terminal has performed a cell update from the first cell to a second cell different from the first cell;
in response to a determination the second cell has a same capability of the forward access channel as the first capability of the forward access channel of the first cell, sending a cell update confirmation to the terminal with radio link control information for the cell update to the second cell; and
otherwise, in response to a determination the second cell has a second capability of the forward access channel different from the first capability of the forward access channel of the first cell, performing the following:
sending, in response to the terminal completing the reconfiguration and the cell update message being received, a cell update confirmation message without radio link control information for the cell update to the second cell;
sending, in response to a message from the terminal that a cell update to the second cell is confirmed, a second reconfiguration message to the terminal, wherein the second reconfiguration message provides second configuration of the second radio bearer in the second cell at least by providing the radio link control information for the cell update to the second cell.

US Pat. No. 10,142,967

METHOD OF HANDLING RADIO RESOURCE

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method of handling radio resource for a first communication device in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting at least one notification frame to a second communication device, to indicate a radio resource rearrangement;
applying the radio resource rearrangement;
determining at least one radio resource threshold according to the radio resource rearrangement;
receiving a packet from the second communication device and determining whether the second communication device applies the radio resource rearrangement according to the received packet and the at least one radio resource threshold; and
performing a specific operation when determining the second communication device does not apply the radio resource rearrangement, to communicate with the second communication device via the rearranged radio resources;
wherein the step of receiving the packet from the second communication device and determining whether the second communication device applies the radio resource rearrangement according to the received packet and the at least one radio resource threshold comprises:
decoding a physical layer header of the received packet, to acquire identification information;
identifying the packet when the identification information matches an identification of the first communication device; and
determining whether the second communication device applies the radio resource rearrangement according to the identified packet and the at least one radio resource threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,142,964

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SIGNALLING RESOURCE ALLOCATION INFORMATION IN AN ASYMMETRIC MULTICARRIER COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of signaling resource allocation information in a multicarrier communication system, the method comprising:allocating resources in a downlink allocation interval for a secondary downlink carrier and an uplink allocation interval for a secondary uplink carrier, wherein the downlink allocation interval is included in a part of a first subframe and a part of a second subframe on the secondary downlink carrier and starts at a first predefined offset after a start time of a subframe on a primary downlink carrier, wherein the uplink allocation interval is included in a part of a third subframe and a part of a fourth subframe on the secondary uplink carrier and starts at a second predefined offset after the start time of the subframe on the primary downlink carrier, wherein a duration of the downlink allocation interval is equal to a duration of one subframe, and wherein a duration of the uplink allocation interval is equal to the duration of one subframe; and
transmitting resource allocation information about the allocated resources in a control region included in the subframe on the primary downlink carrier to a mobile station, wherein the resource allocation information includes information indicating a start time for the downlink allocation interval for the secondary downlink carrier and information indicating a start time for the uplink allocation interval for the secondary uplink carrier,
wherein each of frequencies of the secondary downlink carrier and the secondary uplink carrier is higher than a frequency of the primary downlink carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,142,957

RESOURCE SELECTION FOR VEHICLE (V2X) COMMUNICATIONS

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A wireless terminal comprising:memory circuitry configured to store information specifying multiple resource pools, wherein each of the multiple resource pools has its own first index;
determination circuitry configured to determine a second index of a current geographical region; and,
selection controlling circuitry configured to select a resource pool from the multiple resource pools;
wherein the selected resource pool is a resource pool having the first index equal to the determined second index.

US Pat. No. 10,142,953

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING SYNCHRONOUS HARQ OPERATION ACCORDING TO VARIABLE TTI ALLOCATION

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A method for performing a synchronous hybrid automatic repeat reQuest (HARQ), comprising:allocating a length of a transmission time interval (TTI) with variable size per HARQ process;
transmitting resource allocation information including a duration field corresponding to a length of a TTI allocated to each of the HARQ processes;
determining whether an HARQ error occurs at predetermined timing after the resource allocation information is transmitted; and
when the HARQ error occurs, handling the HARQ error,
wherein a new HARQ round trip time (RTT) for retransmission in a terminal is determined according to the length of the TTI corresponding to the duration field and then a transmission timing for next retransmission is determined according to the new HARQ RTT.

US Pat. No. 10,142,950

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSRECEIVING SIGNALS THROUGH NAN TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transceiving signals, which are transceived by a neighbor awareness networking (NAN) terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a NAN synchronization beacon frame comprising information indicating whether a corresponding NAN cluster is a coordinated NAN cluster or not; and
joining the corresponding NAN cluster based on a first type operation or a second type operation according to whether the information indicates the corresponding NAN cluster is the coordinated NAN cluster,
wherein the first type operation comprises performing an anchor master selection by comparing an anchor master rank value included in the NAN synchronization beacon frame with a stored anchor master rank value in the NAN terminal and performing a state transition according to the anchor master selection,
wherein the second type operation comprises maintaining a state corresponding to a Non-Master Non-Synchronization State at the time of joining the corresponding NAN cluster without performing the anchor master selection,
wherein the Non-Master Non-Synchronization State is a state in which a device cannot transmit the NAN synchronization beacon frame and a NAN discovery beacon frame, and
wherein the coordinated NAN cluster comprises one or more devices having a master preference equal to or greater than a specific value.

US Pat. No. 10,142,949

TERMINAL, AND BASE STATION FOR MEASUREMENT OF DOWNLINK RECEIVED POWER AND CONFIGURATION OF APPROPRIATE RECEIVED POWER

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A communication system for performing communication between a base station and a terminal, comprising:higher layer processing circuitry configured to set, at the base station, for a terminal, a first reference signal configuration for configuring a first channel-state information reference signal,
configured to set, at the base station, for the terminal, a zero transmit power channel-state information reference signal configuration specifying a resource element to be excluded from the target of data demodulation in a case where the terminal demodulates data, and
configured to set, at the base station, for the terminal, a second reference signal configuration for configuring a measurement target for which a reference signal received power is to be measured by the terminal and a report configuration for transmitting a measurement report by the terminal; and
terminal reception circuitry configured to receive, at the terminal, the report configuration set by the base station; wherein
the second reference signal configuration includes one or more combinations of a measurement index for a second channel-state information reference signal and a configuration for the second channel-state information reference signal,
the first channel-state information reference signal is transmitted from the base station via a serving cell,
the second channel-state information reference signal is transmitted from a second base station not communicating with the terminal via a neighbor cell,
the first channel-state information reference signal is used for calculating a value for channel state information feedback at the terminal,
the second channel-state information reference signal is used for measuring the reference signal received power at the terminal without calculating the value for channel state information feedback,
the report configuration includes a second measurement index for the second channel- state information reference signal,
the measurement report includes the second measurement index and the reference signal received power of the second channel-state information reference signal corresponding to the second measurement index; and
the first reference signal configuration includes first information relating to a resource element on which measurement is performed, second information relating to a subframe on which measurement is performed, and third information relating to a power ratio of a downlink shared channel to the first channel-state information reference signal.

US Pat. No. 10,142,946

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING D2D DISCOVERY SIGNAL BY TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting a device-to-device (D2D) discovery signal by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:determining a first symbol among a plurality of symbols for the D2D discovery signal that is orthogonal to an uplink signal of a cellular terminal, based on a cyclic prefix type of the D2D discovery signal and a cyclic prefix type of the uplink signal different from the cyclic prefix type of the D2D discovery signal;
determining a first transmission power to be applied to the first symbol and a second transmission power to be applied to a second symbol of the plurality of symbols for the D2D discovery signal, wherein the second symbol is not orthogonal to the uplink signal of the cellular terminal; and
transmitting the D2D discovery signal based on the first transmission power and the second transmission power,
wherein the first transmission power is greater than the second transmission power.

US Pat. No. 10,142,919

CELLULAR MOBILE DEVICE

British Telecommunication...

1. A method of operating a mobile device, the method comprising:scanning for a set of base stations from a plurality of base stations, each base station being part of a cellular network;
connecting to a base station from the set of base stations;
displaying a network name associated with a cellular network identifier of the connected base station; and
accessing a data store accessible to the mobile device, the data store storing an ordered set of base station property fields relating to candidate network names associated with different types of base stations having the same cellular network identifier; and
identifying a highest priority entry in the ordered set for the connected base station,
wherein the displayed network name corresponds to the identified highest priority entry candidate network name.

US Pat. No. 10,142,846

RELAY ATTACK PREVENTION

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A method comprising:receiving a wireless data packet signal from a transmitter, the data packet signal including a data packet, the data packet including payload data and further information;
determining, from received signal strength values of the data packet signal, first information related to a sequence of received signal strength levels in different data packet portions;
extracting the further information from the received data packet;
determining, based on the further information included in the data packet, second information related to a sequence of expected signal strength levels in the different data packet portions; and
determining whether the first information corresponds to the second information.

US Pat. No. 10,142,764

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OVERLAY DISPLAY CONTROL

NHN Entertainment Corpora...

1. A method of providing an overlay display control, the method comprising:transmitting a server signal comprising information about at least a portion of registered applications to an electronic device of a user over a network;
receiving an electronic device signal and verifying information about an application selected at the electronic device from the electronic device signal; and
transmitting an installation file of the selected application to the electronic device,
wherein the installation file comprises a first source code and a second source code,
wherein the electronic device is configured to process a progress of a main service using the first source code in response to an execution of the application, and process a progress of an additional service using the second source code in response to the progress of the main service meeting a preset condition,
wherein, in response to the progress of the additional service, the electronic device is configured to process the progress of the additional service by hooking an input on a user interface displayed on a screen of the electronic device to the first source code using the second source code, and by calling a control function of the first source code preset with the second source code,
wherein the electronic device is configured to display a progress screen of the main service through a first virtual layer using the first source code, and display a progress screen of the additional service through a second virtual layer using the second source code, and
wherein the electronic device is configured to hook an input received on a partial area of the second virtual layer using the second source code, and call a control function associated with the additional service associated with the main service corresponding to the partial area of the second virtual layer using the second source code.

US Pat. No. 10,142,758

SYSTEM FOR AND A METHOD OF GENERATING SOUND

HARMAN BECKER AUTOMOTIVE ...

1. An audio system comprising:at least two sound generators, positioned in relation to a listening position and each configured to receive a speaker signal and to output sound;
a controller configured to:
receive an input representing a first value, wherein the first value is determined on a basis of a detected position or activity of the audio system and/or a user;
convert, based on the first value, an audio signal into a plurality of speaker signals, and
feed each speaker signal to an individual sound generator of the at least two sound generators to have the at least two sound generators output the sound, wherein different first values cause the sound to have different apparent source widths at the listening position; and
a display configured to illustrate a shape that indicates at least two second values, wherein the at least two second values are alterable by the user and define at least one parameter of the sound that is output by the at least two sound generators,
wherein the at least two second values comprise an X coordinate, Y coordinate, and a radius, the radius defines or determines a corresponding apparent source width, and the X coordinate and the Y coordinate define at least one of a compression of the audio signal, a controlled non-linear distortion of the audio signal, a frequency of the audio signal, a timbre of the audio signal, beats per minute of music, a genre of the music, and a mood of the music.

US Pat. No. 10,142,718

INTEGRATED TEMPERATURE SENSOR IN MICROPHONE PACKAGE

Invensense, Inc., San Jo...

1. A device, comprising:a microphone sensor coupled to a first side of a substrate;
an acoustic port in the substrate that exposes a portion of the microphone sensor; and
a temperature sensor mounted on a second side of the substrate that overlays a portion of the port.

US Pat. No. 10,142,703

COMMUNICATION SERVICE METHOD AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUS THEREOF

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A terminal comprising:a camera configured to capture live video data of an image containing an object having portions that include prescribed feature points;
an input operable by a user to provide a setting identifying whether additional image data is to be used with the captured video data;
a communicator configured to transmit to a server a user ID, the video data captured by the camera, and, for storage at the server, the setting of whether additional image data is to be used with the video data, and to receive from the server video data and additional image data selectively superposed onto a portion of the object in the received video data that corresponds to the prescribed feature points, the additional image data being superposed onto the portion of the object in the received video data that corresponds to the prescribed feature points when the setting stored at the server identifies that additional image data is to be used with the video data; and
a display configured to display the received video data superposed with the received additional image data, the received additional image data being superposed onto the portion of the displayed object within the received video data if the setting stored at the server identifies that the additional image data is to be used with the video data, and to display the received video data without the superposed additional image data if the setting stored at the server does not identify that the additional image data is to be used with the video data.

US Pat. No. 10,142,701

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUDIO COMMUNICATION OF INFORMATION

1. A method comprising:encoding, by a media processing system including a processor, a key comprising a randomly generated number into a first group of audio tones, wherein the key provides access to a media content repository;
inserting the first group of audio tones into an audio portion of media content to obtain modified media content;
generating, by the media processing system, a media stream that includes the modified media content comprising a video portion and the audio portion and the first group of audio tones, wherein the first group of audio tones represents first information associated with the audio portion, and wherein the first group of audio tones are added to the audio portion; and
transmitting, by the media processing system over a network, the media stream to a media device to enable the media device to insert a second group of audio tones to the audio portion of the modified media content comprising the first group of audio tones and to enable the media device to present the audio portion, the first group of audio tones and the second group of audio tones,
wherein the first and second groups of audio tones comprise high frequency tones and low frequency tones,
wherein one of the high and low frequency tones represents a binary one and other of the high and low frequency tones represents a binary zero,
wherein the second group of audio tones represents second information associated with the media device, and
wherein the audio portion and the first and second group of audio tones are recordable by a communication device, that is separate from the media device, to enable the communication device to determine the first information based on the first group of audio tones and to enable the communication device to determine the second information based on the second group of audio tones.

US Pat. No. 10,142,696

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A VIRTUAL SHARED MEDIA EXPERIENCE

Disney Enterprises, Inc.,...

1. A system comprising:a non-transitory memory storing an executable code; and
a hardware processor executing the executable code to:
establish a viewing group having a plurality of users;
provide an ordered list of a plurality of media contents;
make a first media content in the ordered list of the plurality of media contents available for viewing by each of the plurality of users in the viewing group;
make a second media content in the ordered list of the plurality of media contents unavailable for viewing by each of the plurality of users in the viewing group;
stream the first media content for a first viewing by each of the plurality of users in the viewing group upon a request by each respective one of the plurality of users after making the first media content available;
track a progress of the first viewing of the streamed first media content by each of the plurality of users in the viewing group;
make the second media content in the ordered list of the plurality of media contents available for viewing by each of the plurality of users in the viewing group, based on the tracking and in response to complying with one or more rules related to the progress of the first viewing of the streamed first media content by each of the plurality of users in the viewing group; and
stream the second media content for a second viewing by each of the plurality of users in the viewing group upon another request by each respective one of the plurality of users after making the second media content available based on the tracking the progress of the first viewing;
wherein the one or more rules include a maximum allowed gap between the first media content and the second media content, and wherein the one or more rules are selected by a first user of the plurality of users and agreed upon by the plurality of users.

US Pat. No. 10,142,681

SHARING TELEVISION AND VIDEO PROGRAMMING THROUGH SOCIAL NETWORKING

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:by one or more computer systems, providing a plurality of media items to display in a media queue on a display device;
by the one or more computer systems, receiving an indication that a user has selected a user-selectable option displayed on the display device, the user-selectable option configured to add a particular show or movie to the media queue; and
by the one or more computer systems, in response to receiving the indication that the user has selected the user-selectable option, automatically posting to a communication system a message indicating that the user is planning to watch the particular show or movie.

US Pat. No. 10,142,675

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MINIMIZING TIMING ARTIFACTS IN REMULTIPLEXING

InterDigital CE Patent Ho...

1. A method for controlling a plurality of single program transport streams during remultiplexing, comprising:buffering in a buffer of a plurality of single program transport streams;
determining, by a processor, a transfer data rate for each of the plurality of buffered single program transport streams, said transfer data rate being based on a drain data rate of a decoder transport buffer for the plurality of buffered single program transport streams;
transferring, by the processor, the plurality of buffered single program transport streams to a multiplex buffer associated with a multiple program transport stream at said determined transfer data rate for each of the plurality of buffered stream single program transport streams, said plurality of buffered single program transport streams being transferred to the multiplex buffer in alternating order;
buffering each of the plurality of single program transport streams;
restamping, by the processor, a program clock reference value; and
padding the plurality of single program transport streams with null packets.

US Pat. No. 10,142,659

DEBLOCKING FILTERING

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of reducing blocking artifacts at a block boundary between a block of multiple pixels and a neighboring block of multiple pixels in a video frame, said method comprises:calculating a first offset to be equal to (9×(q0?p0)?3×(q1?p1)+8)>>4, wherein >> denotes a right shift operation, p0 denotes a pixel value of a pixel closest to said block boundary in a line of pixels in said block, wherein said line of pixels is perpendicular to said block boundary, p1 denotes a pixel value of a pixel next closest to said block boundary in said line of pixels, q0 denotes a pixel value of a pixel closest to said block boundary in a corresponding line of pixels in said neighboring block, wherein said corresponding line of pixels is perpendicular to said block boundary and q1 denotes a pixel value of a pixel next closest to said block boundary in said corresponding line of pixels;
modifying said pixel value p0 of said pixel closest to said block boundary in said line of pixels by adding said first offset to said pixel value p0 of said pixel closest to said block boundary in said line of pixels to form a modified pixel value p0? of said pixel closest to said block boundary in said line of pixels; and
modifying said pixel value q0 of said pixel closest to said block boundary in said corresponding line of pixels by subtracting said first offset from said pixel value q0 of said pixel closest to said block boundary in said corresponding line of pixels to form a modified pixel value q0? of said pixel closest to said block boundary in said corresponding line of pixels.

US Pat. No. 10,142,648

METHOD FOR CODING AND DECODING SCALABLE VIDEO AND APPARATUS USING SAME

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. An interlayer prediction decoding method performed by an interlayer prediction decoding apparatus comprising a processor, the method comprising:obtaining a residual block with respect to a current block from an input bitstream;
determining whether to apply interlayer prediction to an enhancement layer;
performing prediction on the current block of the enhancement layer based on a picture of a reference layer, in response to a determination that the interlayer prediction is to be applied; and
reconstructing the current block based on the residual block and a prediction block obtained by performing the prediction on the current block,
wherein performing the prediction on the current block comprises
reconstructing the picture of the reference layer by decoding the input bitstream including the reference layer,
generating, from the reconstructed picture of the reference layer, a generalized reference picture for interlayer prediction of a current picture of the enhancement layer,
constructing a reference picture list for the current picture by adding the generalized reference picture to at least one reference picture belonging to a same enhancement layer as the current picture, and
performing the prediction on the current block of the enhancement layer based on the reference picture list and motion information of the current block, and
wherein the obtaining the residual block comprises
generating one or more quantized transform coefficients by decoding the input bitstream, and
generating the residual block based on the one or more quantized transform coefficients.