US Pat. No. 10,484,621

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMPRESSING VIDEO CONTENT

GoPro, Inc., San Mateo, ...

1. A system for providing imaging content, the system comprising:an electronic storage configured to store a sequence of images of a first frame resolution;
a communications interface configured to communicate a bit stream associated with the stored sequence of images to a client device; and
one or more physical processors configured to execute a plurality of computer readable instructions, the plurality of computer readable instructions configured to, when executed by the one or more physical processors, cause the system to:
access one or more source images, individual source images of the one or more source images characterized by a spherical field of view;
transform the one or more source images into a planar image using a spherical to planar transformation;
obtain a fixed spatial quality distribution map for image encoding based on the spherical to planar transformation, the fixed spatial quality distribution map comprising at least a plurality of encoding parameters continuously varying along a curve relative to an equatorial line associated with the planar image; and
encode the planar image using the fixed spatial quality distribution map such that:
one or more first portions of the planar image are encoded at a first quality according to a first one of the plurality of encoding parameters; and
one or more second portions of the planar image are encoded at a second quality according to a second one of the plurality of coding parameters, the one or more second portions of the planar image being more proximate to an equatorial line associated with the planar image as compared to the one or more first portions of the planar image, the second quality being greater than the first quality.

US Pat. No. 10,484,614

APPARATUS FOR OBSERVING FINE OBJECT

KOREA RESEARCH INSTITUTE ...

1. An apparatus for observing a fine object comprising:a camera configured to capture each of a plurality of fine objects contained in at least some of partitioned wells of a plate;
a drive unit coupled to the camera and configured to allow the camera to relatively move with respect to the plate in such a manner that the camera scans the plate; and
a controller coupled to the drive unit and configured to control the drive unit in such a manner that the camera captures the at least some of partitioned wells having fine objects,
wherein the controller operates to determine a shortest movement route of the camera based on a position of the at least some of partitioned wells having the fine objects, and control the drive unit to move the camera in the determined shortest movement route, and
when the camera captures each of the at least some of the partitioned wells having the plurality of fine objects, the camera captures each well at a first magnification and additionally captures each well at a second magnification higher than the first magnification.

US Pat. No. 10,484,610

IMAGE-CAPTURING APPARATUS, CAPTURED IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM, PROGRAM, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

6. An image processing method in an image processing apparatus including a display that displays a captured image in which an object that is a quadrangle is captured, the method comprising steps of:(a) displaying on the display the captured image in which the object is continuously captured; and
(b) displaying on the display a correction-processed image in which an area of the object in the captured image is geometrically corrected to a predetermined quadrangle in a state where the captured image in which the object is continuously captured is being displayed; wherein
the captured image and the correction-processed image are displayed within the same screen in step (b).

US Pat. No. 10,484,607

SHAKE CORRECTION CONTROL DEVICE, SHAKE CORRECTION APPARATUS, AND IMAGE CAPTURE APPARATUS

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. A shake correction control device comprising:circuitry to
control an ON timing and OFF timing of one or more horizontal synchronizing signals of an image capture element, and an ON timing and OFF timing of one or more drive signals used for correcting a shake of the image capture element;
shift at least one of the ON timing and OFF timing of the one or more drive signals used for correcting the shake of the image capture element to be out of a period of time during which analog/digital (A/D) conversion processing is collectively performed on pixel signals for a plurality of horizontal lines of the image capture element; and
adjust the at least one of the ON timing and OFF timing of the one or more drive signals used for correcting the shake of the image capture element with respect to the one or more horizontal synchronizing signals based on a number of horizontal lines of the plurality of horizontal lines of the pixel signals collectively subjected to the A/D conversion processing,
wherein at least one of the ON timing and OFF timing of the one or more drive signals is located within a reset conversion time period after shifting.

US Pat. No. 10,484,588

CAMERA MODULE OF REDUCED SIZE

TRIPLE WIN TECHNOLOGY(SHE...

1. A camera module of reduced size, comprising:a camera lens;
an optical filter;
a sensor, wherein the camera lens lies on a light path of the camera module of reduced size towards the sensor;
an optical filter trestle;
wherein the camera lens is mounted on the optical filter trestle, the optical filter is received in the optical filter trestle;
the optical filter trestle comprises an optical filter trestle body and two first plates perpendicularly extending from an outer edge of the optical filter trestle body, the two first plates face each other; and
a module trestle, wherein the module trestle comprises two second plates, the two second plates face each other and are perpendicular to the two first plates, the two first plates and the two second plates are connected end to end, each of the two first plates has two first grooves, the two first grooves are formed in ends of each of the two first plates, each of the two second plates has two second grooves, the two second grooves are formed in ends of each of two the second plates, each of the two first grooves is connected to one second groove, the sensor is received in the module trestle.

US Pat. No. 10,484,583

INDUCTIVE THREE-AXIS LENS POSITION MEASUREMENT USING AF AND OIS COILS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A camera of a mobile computing device, comprising:a lens module;
an image sensor;
an autofocus coil and one or more optical image stabilization coils configured to generate relative motion between the image sensor and the lens module, wherein
the autofocus coil is mechanically connected to one or more of the lens module and the image sensor, and
each of the one or more optical image stabilization coils is mechanically connected to one or more of the lens module and the image sensor;
one or more driver circuit elements, connected to the autofocus coil, configured to pass a current through the autofocus coil; and
one or more measurement circuit elements connected to respective ones of the one or more optical image stabilization coils, the one or more measurement circuit elements configured to measure changes induced in currents in the respective ones of the one or more optical image stabilization coils to enable determination of a position of the autofocus coil.

US Pat. No. 10,484,567

IMAGE ACQUIRING APPARATUS AND METHOD AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

HP PRINTING KOREA CO., LT...

1. An image acquiring method by an image acquiring apparatus, the method comprising:in response to an instruction to acquire a single-side image formed on a first surface of a document,
acquiring, by a first image sensor, the single-side image and acquiring, by a second image sensor as a penetrated image sensor, a penetrated image of same single-side image shown through a second surface of the document, while the document is being fed; and
image processing, by a processor, the single-side image, based on the acquired penetrated image of the same single-side image shown through the second surface of the document,
wherein,
the acquiring of the penetrated image includes determining whether the penetrated image is a text image or a picture image, and
the image processing of the single-side image includes sharpening the single-side image when the penetrated image is the text image.

US Pat. No. 10,484,565

INFORMATION PROCESSING TERMINAL AND RECORDING MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM FOR RECEIVING JOB SETTING OPERATION

Konica Minolta, Inc., To...

1. An information processing terminal comprising:an operation panel; and
a hardware processor that:
causes the operation panel to display an operation screen of an image processing apparatus in accordance with Web User Interface (UI) display data received from a server, returns, to the server, information on a user operation received through the operation screen, and receives a job setting operation of the user operation;
determines, when a predetermined determination condition is met, whether job setting information created by the server is transmitted from the server to the image processing apparatus by a first communication method, wherein the server recognizes details of the user operation from the information on the user operation, and the first communication method involves a path via a local network to which the image processing apparatus belongs;
acquires the job setting information from the server when determining that the first communication method is not used; and
transmits the acquired job setting information to the image processing apparatus using a second communication method different from the first communication method.

US Pat. No. 10,484,558

READING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM THEREOF

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A reading apparatus comprising:at least one processor;
a reading control unit configured to cause a reading sensor to read a reading target object; and
a display control unit configured to display an error message on a screen,
wherein the display control unit displays the error message based on a detection of a decrease in an amount of light emitted from the reading target object during reading of the reading target object by the reading sensor in a period from when reading of the reading target object is instructed to when reading of the reading target object is finished, and
wherein the reading control unit and the display control unit are implemented by the at least one processor.

US Pat. No. 10,484,532

SYSTEM AND METHOD DETECTING FRAUD USING MACHINE-LEARNING AND RECORDED VOICE CLIPS

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A system for detecting fraudulent calls received from an incoming call network by a call service center comprising a plurality of call handlers comprises:a fraud training table comprising at least one fraud training entry, the fraud training entry storing information related to at least one characteristic of a fraudulent caller as indicated by a call handler, the at least one characteristic including an audible characteristic;
a machine-learning model coupled to receive the at least one fraud training entry, and to use the fraud training entry for training the machine-learning model to provide a trained machine-learning model; and
a call center interface, coupled between the incoming call network and the call handler, to apply the trained machine-learning model to data associated with a call and to selectively route the call received from the incoming call network to the call handler in response to applying the machine-learning model.

US Pat. No. 10,484,531

USER INTERFACE FOR CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT

AirWatch, LLC, Atlanta, ...

1. A non-transitory, computer-readable medium containing instructions for managing user devices in a classroom, the instructions causing a processor to perform stages including:displaying a graphical user interface (“GUI”) that includes student icons representing students associated with a class, wherein the student icons indicate whether each student is physically present in, or absent from, the classroom;
receiving communications from a plurality of student devices;
based on the communications, highlighting student icons to indicate which students are physically present in the classroom, wherein other student icons are highlighted differently to indicate physical absence from the classroom, and wherein the student icons representing the physically present and absent students are simultaneously displayed on the GUI;
displaying selectable lock icons representing multiple lock types, the selectable lock icons being displayed on the same screen as the student icons; and
in response to a user selection of a first lock, visually distinguishing a first group of student icons to which the first lock applies, wherein visually distinguishing comprises:
generating a first badge that visually corresponds to the first lock, wherein the first badge is different from a second badge that visually corresponds to a second lock; and
applying the first badge to the student icons in the first group.

US Pat. No. 10,484,509

ANYCAST TRANSPORT PROTOCOL FOR CONTENT DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS

1. A system, comprising:a memory that stores instructions;
a processor that executes the instructions to perform operations, the operations comprising:
receiving a request including a bandwidth indicator that is provided based on a timeout occurring while a client system is waiting to receive a portion of content; and
providing, based on the bandwidth indicator, the portion of the content to the client system.

US Pat. No. 10,484,504

ADAPTIVE COMPUTATION AND FASTER COMPUTER OPERATION

PALANTIR TECHNOLOGIES INC...

1. A system comprising:a plurality of processors;
a plurality of storage devices configured to store a first data set; and
a network communication interface configured to receive a request from a personal computer to perform an operation on the first data set;
wherein the system is configured to:
access information indicating whether the system completed a first processing operation on the first data set before a personal computer completed the first processing operation on the first data set;
receive, through the network communication interface, a request from the personal computer to perform a second processing operation on a second data set;
determine a size of the second data set; and
based at least in part on the size of the second data set and the information indicating whether the system completed the first processing operation on the first data set before the personal computer completed the first processing operation on the first data set, perform the second processing operation on the second data set or transmit the second data set to the personal computer.

US Pat. No. 10,484,501

INTELLIGENT SUBSCRIBER PROFILE CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT

Broadsource Group Pty Ltd...

1. A system for automated telephony control system feature management across a plurality of user services, comprising:a telephony control system feature manager comprising at least a plurality of programming instructions stored in a memory and operating on a processor of a telephony control system and configured to:
receive device event information from a first user device, and configured to compare at least a portion of the event information to a plurality of feature bundles, the feature bundles each corresponding to at least a plurality of feature configurations;
direct the operation of the telephony control system by activating, modifying, or deactivating one or more user services related features of the a telephony control system, the user services related features corresponding to at least a second user device and the operation being directed based at least in part on the feature configurations; and
retrieve from a mobile telephony control data store at least a plurality of programming instructions specifying new feature bundles based functionality to be employed upon capture of novel device event information sets; and
the mobile telephony control data store comprising at least a plurality of programming instructions stored in a memory and operating on a processor of a network-connected computing device and configured to store and provide at least a plurality of feature configurations and a plurality of corresponding feature bundles, wherein each feature bundle corresponds to at least subset of the stored feature configurations controlling at least one user service.

US Pat. No. 10,484,483

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING SOFTWARE FUNCTIONALITIES TO USERS OF MULTI-TENANT APPLICATIONS VIA INHERITANCE

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method for providing software functionalities to users of multi-tenant applications via inheritance, comprising:defining a plurality of functionalities to be inheritable by a tenant application, in a master application, comprising:
selecting the plurality of functionalities from a set of implemented functionalities; and
defining a scope for the selected plurality of functionalities,
wherein each of the plurality of functionalities is a customization to the master application specific to a first plurality of users;
publishing the master application after defining the plurality of functionalities; and
after publishing the master application:
receiving a first request to generate the tenant application, wherein the first request specifies the master application and a first functionality of the plurality of functionalities to be inheritable by the tenant application;
generating the tenant application in response to the first request, wherein the tenant application comprises the first functionality and a first custom functionality, wherein the first custom functionality is not provided in the master application;
publishing the tenant application to a second plurality of users, wherein the first plurality of users is a superset of the second plurality of users;
receiving a second request to access the published tenant application from a user of the second plurality of users; and
validating the first functionality, prior to publishing the tenant application, wherein validating the first functionality comprises verifying that elements required by the first functionality are accessible to the user.

US Pat. No. 10,484,475

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SHARING UNSUPPORTED DOCUMENT TYPES BETWEEN COMMUNICATION DEVICES

DAMAKA, INC., Richardson...

1. A method for sharing a document comprising:receiving, by a document server from a first communication device, a document of a first document type for processing into a first plurality of pages based on at least one parameter, wherein each of the first plurality of pages is a second document type that is different from the first document type;
providing, by the document server to the first communication device, first access information corresponding to the first plurality of pages, wherein the first access information identifies a location of at least one of the first plurality of pages on a network accessible storage location;
sending, by the document server, the first access information to the first communication device;
receiving, by the document server, a request from a first communication device for one of the first plurality of pages;
receiving, by the document server, an edit to one of the first plurality of pages from the first communication device, wherein the edit creates a modified page; and
storing the modified page on the network accessible storage location.

US Pat. No. 10,484,432

SECURITY INFORMATION UPDATE SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, SECURITY INFORMATION UPDATE METHOD, AND SECURITY INFORMATION UPDATE PROGRAM

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. A security information update system comprising:a service providing server;
a plurality of information processing devices; and
an administrative server,
wherein:
the service providing server comprises:
an authentication information memory that stores a pair of identification information and security information, the security information being updated at an update date and time, and the identification information identifying a type of the security information, wherein the service providing server provides a service to one of the plurality of information processing devices when a pair of identification information and security information received from the one of the plurality of information processing devices is the same as the pair of identification information and security information stored in the authentication information memory,
the administrative server comprises:
a policy memory; and
a first hardware processor that is configured to manage the security information stored in the service providing server, and
each of the plurality of information processing devices comprises:
a security information memory that stores security information in association with identification information that is the same as the identification information stored in the service providing server; and
a second hardware processor that is configured to execute:
a policy acquisition process that acquires, from the administrative server, a security policy that is stored in the policy memory of the administrative server, wherein the security policy determines the identification information stored in the service providing server and an update date and time;
a process executing process that, when executing a process of receiving a service provided by the service providing server, transmits a pair of (i) identification information that is the same as the identification information stored in the service providing server and (ii) security information stored in association with the identification information, to the service providing server, and receives a service provided by the service providing server;
an authentication information acquisition process that acquires updated security information having been updated in the service providing server, the updated security information being associated with the identification information stored in the service providing server;
an update process that updates the security information stored in the security information memory in association with the identification information that is the same as the identification information stored in the service providing server, with the acquired updated security information, after the update date and time determined by the security policy for the identification information stored in the service providing server; and
a prohibition process that prohibits execution of the process of receiving a service provided by the service providing server after the update date and time determined by the security policy for the identification information stored in the service providing server, until the update process is successfully performed.

US Pat. No. 10,484,419

CLASSIFYING SOFTWARE MODULES BASED ON FINGERPRINTING CODE FRAGMENTS

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method comprising:extracting one or more code fragments from a first software module, wherein extracting the one or more code fragments comprises parsing section headers for a plurality of sections of the first software module to identify raw data sections comprising executable code of the first software module;
computing fingerprints of the code fragments extracted from the first software module; determining a similarity score based at least in part on distances between the fingerprints of the code fragments extracted from the first software module and fingerprints of one or more code fragments extracted from at least a second software module, the second software module being classified as a given software module type, each of the fingerprints being computed by application of a fuzzy hash function to a given one of the code fragments;
classifying the first software module as the given software module type based at least in part on the similarity score; and
modifying access by a given client device to the first software module responsive to classifying the first software module as the given software module type;
wherein the plurality of sections of the first software module are arranged in a designated order, and wherein the similarity score is based at least in part on a number of ordered raw data sections comprising executable code in a first ordered portion of two or more of the raw data sections comprising executable code of the first software module with fingerprints that match second ordered portion of two or more raw data sections comprising executable code of the second software module; and
wherein the method is performed by at least one processing device comprising a processor coupled to a memory.

US Pat. No. 10,484,416

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REPAIRING VULNERABILITIES OF OBJECTS CONNECTED TO A DATA NETWORK

AO Kaspersky Lab, Moscow...

1. A method for repairing vulnerabilities of objects connected to a data network, the method comprising:transmitting, by a hardware processor, a request throughout the data network;
obtaining responses from a plurality of accessible objects in the data network;
determining, by the hardware processor, whether access to the plurality of accessible objects is available using a plurality of access methods;
when access to an object is available, accessing the object and obtaining a list of resources of the accessed object;
crawling through an administrative console of the object to determine a list of resources of the object and open ports of the object, each resource comprising an adjustable parameter and/or an attribute of the object;
comparing, by the hardware processor, the list of resources and the open ports with a database of resources with associated network vulnerabilities to identify one or more resources from the list of resources that have a similar vulnerable status as a vulnerable resource in the database of resources with associated network vulnerabilities;
identifying one or more repair actions from the database of resources with associated network vulnerabilities based on the identified one or more resources; and
repairing the network vulnerabilities associated with the accessed object by applying the one or more repair actions associated with the vulnerable resource to the accessed object.

US Pat. No. 10,484,405

PACKET CAPTURE FOR ANOMALOUS TRAFFIC FLOWS

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:identifying, by a first device in a network, an anomalous traffic flow in the network using a machine-learning model;
reporting, by the first device, the anomalous traffic flow to a supervisory device in the network;
dynamically determining, by the first device, a quarantine policy for the anomalous traffic flow, wherein the quarantine policy corresponds to a methodology through which packets of the anomalous flow are captured for further analysis;
dynamically determining, by the first device, an action policy for the anomalous traffic flow, wherein the action policy corresponds to how and if the packets of the anomalous flow are handled within the network and is determined based on at least a severity of the anomaly associated with the anomalous flow, wherein the first device receives the action policy from the supervisory device, in response to reporting the anomalous traffic flow to the supervisory device;
proactively applying, by the first device, the quarantine and action policies to one or more packets of the anomalous traffic flow ,in response to identifying the anomalous traffic flow; and
based on the quarantine policy and the action policy, sending packets to an attack detector.

US Pat. No. 10,484,401

IN-VEHICLE NETWORK ATTACK DETECTION METHOD AND APPARATUS

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A controller area network (CAN) attack detection apparatus connected to a CAN bus for in-vehicle communication, the apparatus comprising:a CAN driver including a first microprocessor and configured to:
sense and manage an obstacle of the CAN bus;
transmit a physical message to the CAN bus; and
receive the physical message from the CAN bus;
a CAN controller including a second microprocessor and configured to:
transmit a protocol message to the CAN driver; and
receive the protocol message from the CAN driver;
a microcontroller including a third microprocessor and configured to:
interface with the CAN controller; and
provide various applications;
wherein at least one of the microcontroller or the CAN controller is configured to execute:
a learning module configured to identify a CAN identifier (ID) upon receiving a predefined CAN packet and to generate learning statistical information expressed as bits with respect to a data field corresponding to the identified CAN ID;
a profiling module configured to maintain the learning statistical information received from the learning module and a precollected attack type; and
a detection module configured to:
extract a CAN ID and a bit stream of a data field from a real-time input CAN packet, and
determine a weight parameter of a connection line between nodes of a neural network using the learning statistical information acquired from the profiling module,
input the extracted bit stream to an input layer of the neural network, and
determine whether an attack is detected, based on an output value from an output layer of the neural network,
wherein the output value from the output layer is calculated by a nonlinear combination of an output value of at least one hidden layer of the neural network.

US Pat. No. 10,484,386

SYSTEM, METHOD, COMPUTER PROGRAM AND DATA SIGNAL FOR THE PROVISION OF A PROFILE OF IDENTIFICATION

DIGITAL (ID) ENTITY LIMIT...

1. A robotic device package delivery system for identifying a claiming entity as a correct entity, the robotic device package delivery system having at least one identity or biometric information computing device, and for delivering a robotic device package to the correct entity, comprising:at least one identifying authority computing device communicatively connected to the at least one identity or biometric information computing device;
at least one delivery destination computing device communicatively connected to the at least one identifying authority computing device;
at least one identification and authentication computing device communicatively connected to the at least one identifying authority computing device; and
at least one delivery robotic device communicatively connected to the at least one delivery destination computing device;
wherein the at least one identity or biometric information computing device comprises at least one data storage device configured to store at least one database arranged to provide at least one item of identity or biometric information to the at least one identifying authority computing device,
wherein the at least one identifying authority computing device comprises at least one processor operatively coupled with at least one data storage device,
the at least one processor being configured to:
collect identity or biometric information from an entity utilizing the at least one identity or biometric information computing device, and
form a profile of information relevant to identification of the entity by utilizing the at least one item of identity or biometric information;
the at least one data storage device being configured to store the profile of information relevant to the identification of the entity;
wherein the at least one delivery destination computing device comprises at least one processor configured to:
receive information relevant to an entity nominated to receive a robotic device package from the at least one identifying authority computing device,
the received information comprising a proposed delivery route and destination;
test whether the proposed delivery route or destination is within an exclusion zone by querying information stored on the at least one data storage device with the proposed delivery route or destination,
accept the proposed delivery route or destination, if the query returns a result informing that the proposed delivery route or destination was not within an exclusion zone, and
dispatch the at least one robotic device along the accepted delivery route, and towards and nearby the accepted destination;
wherein the at least one delivery robotic device comprises:
at least one communication unit configured to receive at least one command from the at least one delivery destination computing device, including a mission to move along the accepted delivery route, and towards and nearby the accepted destination, and
at least one controller configured to guide, navigate or control the at least one delivery robotic device along the accepted delivery route, and towards and nearby the accepted destination,
a body and at least one associated propulsion unit,
the at least one propulsion unit being configured to move the at least one delivery robotic device based on an instruction received from the at least one controller;
wherein the at least one identification and authentication computing device comprises:
at least one communication unit configured to receive, from at least one identifying authority computing device, the profile of information relevant to the entity nominated to receive the robotic device package;
the profile of information including
the at least one item of stored identity information; or
the at least one item of stored biometric information, and,
at least one processor configured to
receive identity or biometric information collected from the claiming entity via an identity or biometric information device,
compare the received identity or biometric information collected from the claiming entity to the at least one item of stored identity or biometric information,
wherein, if a match threshold is achieved, the claiming entity is identified as the correct entity; and causes that match to be communicated to the at least one delivery robotic device; and
wherein the at least one propulsion unit of the at least one delivery robotic device is further configured to move, as instructed, the at least one delivery robotic device in order to facilitate delivery of the robotic device package to the entity only if the claiming entity was the correct entity.

US Pat. No. 10,484,382

DATA MANAGEMENT FOR A MULTI-TENANT IDENTITY CLOUD SERVICE

Oracle International Corp...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium having instructions stored thereon that, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to provide cloud based identity management, the providing comprising:receiving a request from an application by a web gate for a resource, wherein the request comprises an operation on a resource type out of a plurality of resource types and the request specifies a tenant out of a plurality of tenants, the resource type comprising a schema definition, and the schema definition comprises a plurality of attributes and metadata for each of the attributes, the resource type comprising one of a user or a second application;
accessing a microservice based on the request;
resolving the resource type comprising determining the resource type and retrieving corresponding schema and schema definitions;
validating that the operation is supported by the resource type based on the metadata;
getting a data provider associated with the tenant;
calling the data provider to perform the operation; and
returning the resource.

US Pat. No. 10,484,378

MECHANISM FOR FACILITATING DYNAMIC CONTEXT-BASED ACCESS CONTROL OF RESOURCES

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus to facilitate context-based access control, comprising:a hardware memory,
a reception logic coupled to the hardware memory, wherein the reception logic is configured to receive over a network a first request including one or more first contexts to access a resource of a plurality of resources from a computing device, wherein context information related to the one or more first contexts associated with a user is collected using sensors at the computing device;
an authentication logic to authenticate the user using the one or more first contexts of the first request after the one or more first contexts have been authenticated;
an evaluation logic of a policy decision point to evaluate the one or more first contexts, wherein evaluation of the one or more first contexts includes attempting to match the one or more first contexts with a first access policy associated with the requested resource; and
a decision/return logic of the policy decision point to accept the first request if the one or more first contexts satisfy the first access policy, wherein the decision/return logic is to reject the first request if the one or more first contexts fail to satisfy the first access policy and to generate a second access policy having one or more second contexts criteria to access the requested resource, wherein the reception logic is configured to receive a second request including the one or more second contexts to access the requested resource based on the second access policy, wherein the authentication logic is configured to authenticate the contexts and the user using the one or more second contexts that are different from the one or more first contexts, and wherein the rejection of the first request automatically triggers the second request to access the requested resource based on the second access policy.

US Pat. No. 10,484,375

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTHENTICATING AN ONLINE USER USING A SECURE AUTHORIZATION SERVER

MASTERCARD INTERNATIONAL ...

1. A secure authorization server for verifying an identity of an end user, said secure authorization server comprising at least one processor in communication with at least one memory, said secure authorization server programmed to:receive, from a computing client, an authentication request including a first redirection uniform resource indicator (URI);
transmit, to the end user in response to the authentication request, a login credential request;
receive, from the end user in response to the login credential request, end user login credentials;
transmit, in response to authenticating the end user login credentials, an authentication response to the computing client via the first redirection URI, wherein the authentication response includes an authorization code;
receive, from the computing client, a token request, wherein the token request includes the authorization code and a second redirection URI; and
transmit, in response to validating the authorization code and determining that the second redirection URI matches the first redirection URI, a token response to the computing client via the first redirection URI, wherein the token response includes an access token having a lifetime.

US Pat. No. 10,484,369

VOICE AUTHENTICATION VIA SECONDARY DEVICE

NCR Corporation, Atlanta...

1. A method, comprising:receiving a request to validate a successful login of a user to an external service;
obtaining at least one login event for the user with the external service;
comparing a first time that the request was received against a second time associated with the at least one login event, wherein comparing further includes determining whether the second time was associated with a non-voice login to the external service that utilized a user non-voice login device that is different from a user voice-login device associated with the first time, and invalidating the successful login when the second time is not associated with the non-voice login or when the user non-voice login device is not different from the user voice-login device;
providing an audio agent with an indication as a result of the comparing as to whether the successful login for the user occurred; and
processing an operation provided by voice command of the user with the external service by the audio agent translating audio associated with the voice command to a text command and providing the text command to the external service to process on behalf of the user based on the comparing.

US Pat. No. 10,484,352

DATA OPERATIONS USING A PROXY ENCRYPTION KEY

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computing system comprising:one or more processors;
one or more computer-readable hardware storage device having thereon computer-executable instructions that are structured such that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the computing system to perform a method for operating upon encrypted data within a particular data scope for which there is a base encryption key established and stored in a base encryption key store that stores base encryption keys for a plurality of data scopes so as not to thereafter reveal the base encryption key to the computing system, the method comprising:
causing a base encryption key to be established, associated with the particular data scope, and stored in a base encryption key store
establishing a proxy encryption key that is also associated with the particular data scope;
causing the proxy encryption key to be encrypted using the base encryption key;
storing the encrypted proxy encryption key in a proxy encryption key store;
performing a plurality of operations using the encrypted proxy encryption key,
a first operation of the plurality of operations involving accessing the encrypted proxy encryption key from the proxy encryption key store, acquire a decrypted form of the proxy encryption key that was decrypted using the base encryption key, and storing the decrypted form of the proxy encryption key in protected cache,
the remainder of the plurality of operations using the cached decrypted form of the proxy encryption key to perform the respective remainder of the plurality of operations; and
after the plurality of operations are performed, removing the decrypted form of the proxy encryption key from the protected cache.

US Pat. No. 10,484,314

METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING INPUT SUGGESTION

RingCentral, Inc., Belmo...

1. A computer-implemented method for providing an input suggestion for a user, comprising:identifying an intended recipient of an electronic message input by the user;
identifying a location associated with the user and a time associated with the electronic message input by the user;
determining the input suggestion for the user based on an input profile of the intended recipient, the location, and the time;
receiving one or more words input by the user in a body of the electronic message;
outputting the input suggestion via a user device associated with the user;
incorporating the input suggestion to the electronic message based on whether the user indicates acceptance of the input suggestion, wherein the input suggestion suggests one or more changes to the one or more words input by the user; and
sending, to a user device associated with the intended recipient, the one or more words input by the user and the electronic message that incorporates the input suggestion.

US Pat. No. 10,484,291

USING BANDWIDTH MEASUREMENTS TO ADJUST CIR AND EIR ON A SUB-RATE LINK

Accedian Networks Inc., ...

1. A system in which bandwidth in both directions of a network segment is asymmetric, said system comprising:a synthetic traffic generator device, said synthetic traffic generator device configured to:
generate a plurality of synthetic packets and mark each of said plurality of synthetic packets with a transmission timestamp indicative of a first clock time at which each synthetic packet is generated; and;
transmit each of said plurality of synthetic packets over said network;
a bandwidth measurement function device configured to:
measure said bandwidth in both directions of said network segment;
receive said plurality of synthetic packets and mark each received synthetic packet with a reception timestamp indicative of a second clock time at which said each received synthetic packet is received;
calculate an inter-packet delay variation by said bandwidth measurement function of said network segment based on said transmission timestamp and said reception timestamp of said generated plurality of synthetic packets;
calculate an available bandwidth of said network segment based on said calculated inter-packet delay variation; and
discard said generated plurality of synthetic packets after calculating said available bandwidth; and
a traffic shaper and scheduler device in communication with said synthetic traffic generator device, said traffic shaper and scheduler device configured to allocate said available bandwidth between a plurality of classes of service to achieve a best overall available bandwidth in both directions of said network segment, wherein when said available bandwidth falls below a predetermined level, bandwidth allocated to a lowest priority class of service of said plurality of classes of service is reduced.

US Pat. No. 10,484,281

ROUTER OPERATING METHODS AND APPARATUS USING VIRTUAL VPN INSTANCES FOR HOSTS OF REMOTE EXTRANET VPNS

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:at a router,
providing a plurality of virtual private network (VPN) instances for a plurality of VPNs associated with a plurality of IDs, each VPN instance comprising a forwarding table instance for storing a plurality of host-to-router mappings of the VPN; and
providing a virtual VPN instance for a virtual VPN associated with an ID of a remote extranet VPN, the virtual VPN instance comprising a cache for storing a host-to-router mapping of the remote extranet VPN.

US Pat. No. 10,484,263

ROUTE-COST ACQUISITION FROM ROUTERS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A system for route-cost acquisition from routers, the system comprising; a plurality of network interfaces at a server, each network interface comprising a network interface card and configured for connection to a different router, one of the routers a default gateway router for the server; a memory having computer readable instructions; and a processor for executing the computer readable instructions, the computer readable instructions including: receiving a data packet and a destination address; selecting one of the plurality of network interfaces for sending the data packet from the server to the destination address, the selecting based on a cost associated with sending the data packet to the destination address using a router connected to the selected network interface, wherein the cost is less than or equal to a cost associated with sending the data packet to the destination address using an other router connected to another network interface; sending the data packet to the destination address using the router connected to the selected network interface; and updating the cost associated with sending the data packet to the destination address using any of the plurality of network interfaces in response to the router connected to the selected network interface being the default gateway router, wherein the updating comprises sending a route-cost-query to each of the routers connected to the plurality of network interfaces and receiving a route-cost-query-response indicating the cost associated with sending the data packet to the destination address for each of the routers connected to the plurality of network interfaces, wherein the updating the cost associated with sending the data packet to the destination address using any of the plurality of network interfaces is not performed in response to the router connected to the selected network interface being different from the default gateway router.

US Pat. No. 10,484,247

TRANSMISSION CONTROL OF A MULTI-HOP RELAY RADIO

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A device, comprising:at least one processor configured to control setting of a value of a transmission control parameter for a transmission of data on a multi-hop relay radio link of a cellular network, said controlling being based on a route time of a packet transmitted between end nodes of the multi-hop relay radio link,
wherein the multi-hop relay radio link comprises a plurality of links between neighboring nodes and extends between the respective end nodes of the multi-hop relay radio link,
wherein the transmission control parameter relates to a property of an Automatic Repeat Request protocol employed by the end nodes to protect the transmission of the data on the multi-hop relay radio link,
wherein the property of the Automatic Repeat Request protocol is selected from a group comprising: a size of a transmission window and a size of a sequence number space, and wherein same values for the size of the sequence number space and the size of the transmission window, are reused for the nodes of the multi-hop relay radio link.

US Pat. No. 10,484,222

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL

WILUS INSTITUTE OF STANDA...

7. An operation method of a wireless communication terminal, the operation method comprising:receiving a physical frame for a transmission of data to each of a plurality of wireless communication terminals comprising the wireless communication terminal from a base wireless terminal,
obtaining, from the physical frame, a signaling field which signals information on a resource allocation to the plurality of wireless communication terminals and comprises a first field which represents a different type of information according to a Multi User (MU) transmission method which is used in a sub-frequency band corresponding to the first field, wherein the sub-frequency band corresponding to the first field is one of a plurality of sub-frequency bands which are included in a frequency band through which the physical frame is transmitted, wherein the MU transmission method comprises at least one of Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) and Multi User-Multi Input Multi Output (MU-MIMO), wherein the first field has the same size regardless of the MU transmission method, wherein the first field represents whether the sub-frequency band corresponding to the first field is not allocated for the transmission of data to any of the plurality of wireless communication terminals, from the physical frame, and
when the OFDMA is used for the transmission of data to the plurality of wireless communication terminals, determining, based on the first field, a sub-frequency band which is allocated to the wireless communication terminal, and
obtaining data corresponding to the wireless communication terminal through the sub-frequency band which is allocated to the wireless communication terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,484,200

CONTROLLER AREA NETWORK (CAN) COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND ERROR INFORMATION RECORDING DEVICE

National University Corpo...

1. A controller area network (CAN) communication system comprising:a plurality of communication devices connected to each other via a common communication line and performing communication in accordance with a CAN protocol, the CAN communication system further comprising:
an error information recording device having: an error determination part connected to the communication line and determining whether or not an error is included in a message transmitted by at least one of the plurality of communication devices;
an error information recording part recording, if the error determination part determines that an error is included in the message, an information concerning the error of the message, wherein the information includes one piece of information selected from the group consisting of a type of an error, a time the error occurred, a frequency of an error and a position of an error in the message;
an error processing details storage part storing a detail of error processing performed if the error determination part determines that an error is included in a message, wherein the detail is how error processing is performed for each piece of identification information attached to a message; and
an error processing part performing error processing based on the detail stored in the error processing details storage part; and
wherein the error processing details storage part stores a condition for performing error processing, wherein the condition includes a predetermined frequency of detected errors and an identification of a related message, and the error processing part is configured to perform error processing if the error determination part determines that an error is included in a message and a condition stored in the error processing details storage part is satisfied.

US Pat. No. 10,484,198

FUNCTION CONNECTION UNIT COMPRISING A PARAMETER MEMORY

1. A function connection unit for connecting functional modules, comprising:a plurality of functional module terminals configured to connect to the functional modules and to communicate according to a first communication protocol; and
a parameter memory comprising a first set of parameter data for device-specific parameterization of at least a first functional module of the functional modules and a second set of parameter data for device-specific parameterization of a second functional module of the functional modules, wherein the parameter memory is configured to connect to a first functional module terminal of the plurality of functional module terminals and output to the functional module terminal a characteristic signal that identifies the parameter memory as a different type of device than the functional modules;
wherein the function connection unit is configured to:
differentiate the parameter memory from a functional module based at least in part on the characteristic signal;
connect to the first functional module and the second functional module;
read the first set of parameter data and the second set of parameter data from the parameter memory and parameterize at least the first functional module and the second functional module in a device-specific fashion based at least in part on the read first set of parameter data and the read second set of parameter data.

US Pat. No. 10,484,194

CONTROLLING A PLURALITY OF NETWORKED BUILDING TECHNOLOGY DEVICES

1. A system for controlling a plurality of networked building technology devices (IBTD, BTD1-BTD8), comprising lighting units, by sending messages over a network, the system comprising:a plurality of building technology devices (IBTD, BTD1-BTD8), wherein at least one building technology device (IBTD, BTD1-BTD8) is a lighting unit, and
a network functionally connecting said building technology devices (IBTD, BTD1-BTD8),
wherein at least one of the building technology devices (IBTD, BTD1-BTD8) is a message issuing device (IBTD) configured to send multicast or broadcast messages to a plurality of or all of the remaining building technology devices (BTD1-BTD8), wherein any multicast or broadcast message is an IPv4 or IPv6 message, and the remaining building technology devices are configured to change state or not depending on information contained in a received message,
wherein the network is arranged such that at least three of the remaining building technology devices (BTD1-BTD8) are included in first ring network topology and at least three of the remaining building technology devices are included in a second ring network topology (UR1-UR3), and
wherein the at least three remaining building technology devices in such ring network topologies (UR1-UR3) are configured to exchange unicast messages with neighboring devices in the respective ring network topology (UR1-UR3) and wherein said unicast messages are individually addressed to the respective neighboring device when sent and the respective neighboring device sends an acknowledgment to the sending device when the message is properly received; and further wherein
the multicast, broadcast and unicast messages comprise a sequence number and the sequence number is increased or decreased by the message issuing device whenever a message is issued so that the sequence number can identify the age of the message depending on a counting scheme;
the remaining building technology devices (BTD1-BTD8) are configured to evaluate a received unicast message on the condition that the age of the unicast message is younger than that of any previous message received the building technology device (IBTD, BTD1-BTD8); and
the remaining building technology devices (BTD1-BTD8) are configured to verify whether at least one neighbor device has received a new message using unicast messages.

US Pat. No. 10,484,189

ENHANCED COLLABORATION SERVICES

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method of operating a collaboration service comprising:registering a plurality of users as participants in a collaboration session, including by registering at least a subset of the plurality of users with a plurality of service identities associated with the collaboration service and registering at least one user with a social network identity associated with a social network service;
receiving session content from a first instance of a plurality of instances of a collaboration application associated with the plurality of users, wherein the session content is associated with one of the plurality of service identities associated with the collaboration service;
sharing the session content with a second instance of the plurality of instances, wherein the second instance is an instance of the collaboration application that is hosted within the social network service and associated with the at least one user; and
sharing, through a social network application hosted within the social network service and associated with the at least one user, session information descriptive of at least a portion of the session content.

US Pat. No. 10,484,178

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A UNIVERSAL DECENTRALIZED SOLUTION FOR VERIFICATION OF USERS WITH CROSS-VERIFICATION FEATURES

Black Gold Coin, Inc., L...

1. In a system of computer-implemented nodes connected in a network and configured by programmed instructions stored in respective non-transitory memory units to form a distributed ledger, a cross-verification process for secure exchange of requests for and access to verified identity documents of a user, comprising the steps of:establishing a secure verification address of a first entity on the distributed ledger for a digital user identifier or biometric identification data of a first user to be associated with the verified identity documents of the first user to be stored at the first entity by performing the steps of:
activating an interface configured to add or delete data related to the digital user identifier or biometric identification data associated with the first user;
encrypting the digital user identifier, the biometric identification data or the first user's name associated with the verified identity documents of the first user using a private key and a public key;
associating the encrypted digital user identifier with files in the distributed ledger containing the verified identity documents of the first user; and
storing the verification address of the encrypted digital user identifier, the biometric identification data in association with the associated verified identity documents of the first user in each node of the distributed ledger; and
receiving the verified identity documents of the first user at the verification address of the first entity on the distributed ledger, wherein the verified identity documents are selected from the group consisting of a passport, a driver's license, a social security number, a utility bill, a biometric identification file, a user location data set, an AML (anti-money laundering) file, a KYC (know your customer) file, and a KYB (know your business) file;
receiving a request from a second user at a second entity on the distributed ledger for access to the verified identity documents of the first user at the verification address of the first entity;
authenticating the identity of the second user to receive permission to obtain the requested access;
regulating, in response to an authenticated request of the second user, the access to the verified identity documents of the first user at the verification address of the first entity on the distributed ledger;
issuing a grant or denial to the second user to the request for access to the verified identity documents of the first user; and
providing the requested verified identity documents or withholding access to the verified identity documents.

US Pat. No. 10,484,171

METHOD FOR EFFICIENT AND PRACTICAL KEY DISTRIBUTION IN NETWORK CODING SYSTEMS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. An encoder comprising:a non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing program instructions; and
a processor executing the program instructions, the processor configured to:
generate a k-bit key, where k is a positive integer;
estimate a network capacity;
encode each bit of the k-bit key using a random matrix of a selected rank and the estimated network capacity; and
transmit the encoded k-bit key through a network that performs linear operations on packets including network coding operations or store and forward routing operations, such that the k-bit key is protected against adversaries within the network,
wherein the estimate of the network capacity includes estimating an upper bound of a number of eavesdropped links.

US Pat. No. 10,484,159

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ACKNOWLEDGMENT CONFIGURATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

7. A method of wireless communication, comprising:receiving an aggregated media access control (MAC) protocol data unit (A-MPDU) frame, comprising:
a first MAC protocol data unit (MPDU) comprising a first MAC header including a first traffic identifier and indicating a first acknowledgment type for the first traffic identifier; and
a second MPDU comprising a second MAC header including a second traffic identifier and indicating a second acknowledgment type for the second traffic identifier, wherein the second traffic identifier is different than the first traffic identifier and the second acknowledgment type is different than the first acknowledgment type;
transmitting a first acknowledgement of the first MPDU for the first traffic identifier in accordance with a first number of bytes allocated for the first acknowledgement type; and
transmitting a second acknowledgement of the second MPDU for the second traffic identifier in accordance with a second number of bytes allocated for the second acknowledgement type.

US Pat. No. 10,484,153

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR NR-DMRS SEQUENCE DESIGN

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A user equipment (UE) for controlling reference signal in a wireless communication system, the UE comprising:a transceiver configured to receive, from a base station (BS), a demodulation reference signal (DMRS) of a physical broadcasting channel (PBCH) over a downlink channel; and
a processor operably connected to the transceiver, the processor configured to determine resources to be used for the DMRS of the PBCH, wherein a pseudo-noise (PN) sequence that is mapped to the resources to be used for the DMRS of the PBCH is generated by a base station (BS), and
wherein the PN sequence is generated based on an initial condition c_B given
c_B=2 11*(I_t+1)*(?I_ID/4?+1)+2 6*(I_t+1)+mod(I_ID,4),where I_ID is a physical cell identification (ID) and I_IT is timing information included in a DMRS sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,484,122

OPTICAL ADD/DROP MULTIPLEXER AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND TRANSCEIVER

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. An optical add/drop multiplexer, comprising a plurality of tunable optical add/drop multiplexers (T-OADMs), wherein:the plurality of T-OADMs are connected one by one;
each T-OADM comprises a second wavelength control unit and two grating-assisted filters (GAFs);
the second wavelength control unit is connected to a second GAF;
a first GAF comprises an input port, an output port, a drop port, and an add port;
the second GAF comprises an input port, an output port, a drop port, and an add port;
the drop port of the first GAF is connected to the input port of the second GAF, and the add port of the first GAF is connected to the output port of the second GAF;
the input port of the first GAF of a first T-OADM receives light waves of a plurality of wavelengths, wherein the light waves of the plurality of wavelengths comprise a first light wave;
the first GAF transmits the first light wave to the input port of the second GAF through the drop port of the first GAF;
the second wavelength control unit changes a dropped spectrum of the second GAF based on first amplitude of wavelength shift, to obtain a first light wave response; and
the drop port of the second GAF outputs a first target light wave of a first target bandwidth, wherein the first target bandwidth is an overlapping spectral linewidth of the first light wave and the first light wave response.

US Pat. No. 10,484,121

RECEIVER OPTICAL MODULE IMPLEMENTING OPTICAL ATTENUATOR

Sumitomo Electric Industr...

1. A receiver optical module comprising:a coupling unit that receives an optical fiber providing a wavelength multiplexed signal multiplexing optical signals each having a wavelength specific thereto and different from each other;
an optical de-multiplexer that optically couples with the optical fiber and de-multiplexes the wavelength multiplexed signal provided from the optical fiber, the optical de-multiplexer providing a plurality of multi-layered dielectric films each passing one of the respective optical signals but reflecting other of the optical signals, the multi-layered dielectric films having a rectangular plane shape with a longer side and a shorter side; and
an optical attenuator provided between the coupling unit and the optical de-multiplexer, the optical attenuator attenuating the wavelength multiplexed signal and having a shutter movable along the longer side of the multi-layered dielectric film,
wherein the optical de-multiplexer provides a body substantially transparent to the optical signals, the body having a rectangular plane shape with a front side, a rear side, a top surface, and a bottom surface, the front side and the rear side extending in parallel to each other, the front side receiving the wavelength multiplexed signal passing the optical attenuator and having a reflection film thereon, the rear side arranging the multi-layered dielectric films as the shorter sides thereof extending along an edge between the rear side and the top surface.

US Pat. No. 10,484,120

WAVEGUIDE COUPLERS AND JUNCTIONS TO ENABLE FREQUENCY DIVISION MULTIPLEXED SENSOR SYSTEMS IN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A wavelength selective communication system, comprising:a primary dielectric waveguide having a first cross-sectional area;
a coupling arm dielectric waveguide communicatively coupled to the primary dielectric waveguide, wherein the coupling arm has a second cross-sectional area that is smaller than or equal to the cross-sectional area of the first cross-sectional area; and
a waveguide connector for communicatively coupling the primary dielectric waveguide to the coupling arm dielectric waveguide, wherein the waveguide connector comprises a primary portion with apertures sized to accommodate the primary dielectric waveguide and a coupling arm portion sized to accommodate the coupling arm dielectric waveguide, wherein the primary dielectric waveguide is within the primary portion of the waveguide connector, wherein the coupling arm dielectric waveguide is within the coupling arm portion of the waveguide connector, and wherein the coupling arm portion of the waveguide connector is tapered.

US Pat. No. 10,484,109

TEST ARRANGEMENT AND TEST METHOD

1. A test arrangement for testing a device under test, the test arrangement comprising:a test controller comprising a control interface for interacting with the device under test, said test controller being adapted to control the device under test to perform a predetermined test operation;
a number of impairment devices for applying test impairments to a radio communication link of the device under test;
an impairment memory for storing predetermined impairment conditions; and
an impairment controller communicatively coupled to said number of impairment devices and adapted to control said number of impairment devices to apply the test impairments,
wherein said impairment controller is adapted to apply test impairments to the radio communication link of the device under test based on the predetermined impairment conditions stored in said memory,
wherein said impairment controller is adapted to apply predetermined impairment conditions relating to impairments on a predefined mute or in a predefined geographical area.

US Pat. No. 10,484,072

DETERMINING CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION IN 5G WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS WITH PHASE TRACKING

1. A device, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
receiving, from a network device of a wireless communication network, activation information indicating that a phase tracking reference signal protocol has been activated for wireless communication between the device and the network device;
determining a resource density of resource elements of the wireless communication network allocated for the phase tracking reference signal protocol;
determining channel state information based on the resource density; and
sending the channel state information to the network device.

US Pat. No. 10,484,051

APPLICATION PROVIDING SYSTEM, PORTABLE TERMINAL DEVICES, SERVER DEVICE, APPLICATION PROVIDING METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAMS

FELICA NETWORKS, INC., T...

4. A method comprising:receiving a transmitted message including identification information for identifying an application and parameter information relating to the application to be executed;
determining whether the application corresponding to the identification information exists in a portable terminal device;
generating a request for transmission of the application from a server device to the portable terminal device if the application determination section determines that the application does not exist in the portable terminal device;
storing, in the portable terminal device, the application transmitted by the server device;
executing, in the portable terminal device, the application corresponding to the identification information using the parameter information as input data to the application; and
displaying, on a display section, a result of execution of the application corresponding to the identification information.

US Pat. No. 10,484,045

TESTING A CABLE

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for testing a cable connectable to a remote radio head of a plurality of remote radio heads connectable to a same radio base station of a wireless communication network, the method being performed in a test device and comprising the steps of:generating, by the test device, an outbound test container, the outbound test container comprising digital samples representing a test signal;
transmitting, by the test device, the outbound test container and a frequency parameter, indicating a frequency on which the test signal is to be transmitted, to a converter device being connectable to the plurality of remote radio heads connectable to the same radio base station via respective cables, for transmission by the converter device;
receiving an inbound test container at the test device, the inbound test container comprising digital samples of a response signal received by the converter device based on the outbound test container; and
evaluating, by the test device, the inbound test container,
wherein the test device is a separate device from the converter device, and
wherein each of the plurality of remote radio heads is configured to transmit wireless signals to a user equipment as part of a single radio cell of the wireless communication network.

US Pat. No. 10,484,028

SQUELCH SUB-SYSTEM USING CORRELATION BETWEEN UPLINK PATHS

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A system comprising:a first signal path configured to receive a first uplink signal and a second signal path configured to receive a second uplink signal;
a correlator communicatively coupled to the first signal path and the second signal path and configured to configured to produce respective correlation data indicative of any of correlation between the respective first uplink signal and the respective second uplink signal, wherein the correlator is configured to determine that the first uplink signal is uncorrelated with the second uplink signal by performing a correlation function on a number of samples obtained from each of the first uplink signal and the second uplink signal, the number of samples being set by a correlation window; and
a comparator communicatively coupled to the correlator and configured to cause, based on receiving the correlation data, a first variable gain device in the first signal path to adjust a gain of the first uplink signal and a second variable gain device in the second signal path to adjust a gain of the second uplink signal.

US Pat. No. 10,484,012

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DECODING QUASI-CYCLIC (QC) LOW-DENSITY PARITY-CHECK (LDPC) CODES

XILINX, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A decoder circuit, comprising:an input configured to receive an encoded message generated based on a quasi-cyclic low-density parity check (QC-LDPC) code associated with a parity check matrix,
wherein the parity check matrix is constructed by expanding a plurality of elements of a base matrix using a plurality of submatrices respectively,
wherein a submatrix of the plurality of submatrices has a circulant weight greater than one;
a layer process unit configured to process a plurality of layers of the parity check matrix respectively to generate a plurality of log-likelihood ratio (“LLR”) values corresponding to a plurality of variable nodes associated with the encoded message, each layer including a plurality of rows of the parity check matrix,
wherein the layer process unit configured to process a first layer includes:
a plurality of row process units configured to process a first plurality of rows of the first layer in parallel to generate a plurality of row update values for the plurality of variable nodes; and
a layer update unit coupled to the plurality of row process units and configured to generate a first LLR value associated with a first variable node using first and second row update values for the first variable node; and
an output configured to provide a decoded message generated based on the plurality of LLR values.

US Pat. No. 10,483,999

LOOP CONSISTENCY USING MULTIPLE CHANNEL ESTIMATES

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a magnetic disc storage medium;
a read head;
a preamplifier configured to be connected to the read head, wherein the read head is configured to read data from the magnetic disc storage medium, the preamplifier further configured to:
receive a read signal from the head including the read data from the read head; and
apply a signal processing to the read signal to generate an input signal, the signal processing including at least amplifying the read signal; and
a circuit configured to:
generate, by an analog to digital converter (ADC), one or more ADC samples based at least in part on the input signal;
generate a first estimated signal using a first channel pulse response estimation with a gain constraint based on the one or more ADC samples; and
generate a second estimated signal using a second channel pulse response estimation with a phase constraint based on the one or more ADC samples.

US Pat. No. 10,483,968

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING OPTIMUM STACK NUMBER OF RF SWITCH

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. An apparatus for determining an optimum stacking number of a radio frequency (RF) switch, in which a gate-off voltage and a body-off voltage are used to control transistors stacked in series to enter an OFF state, the apparatus comprising:a memory configured to store a peak voltage of a high-frequency signal in a corresponding band, and to store a gate limiting voltage, a drain-source limiting voltage, and a body limiting voltage in a corresponding process for each of the transistors; and
a processor configured to calculate a gate terminal voltage, a drain-source voltage, and a body terminal voltage using the peak voltage, the gate limiting voltage, the drain-source limiting voltage, and the body limiting voltage stored in the memory and to determine an optimum stacking number based on the gate terminal voltage, the gate limiting voltage, the drain-source voltage, the drain-source limiting voltage, the body terminal voltage, and the body limiting voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,483,967

SWITCHING ELEMENT DRIVING CIRCUIT

AISIN AW CO., LTD., Anjo...

1. A switching element driving circuit comprisinga push-pull buffer circuit driving a switching element to be driven, the push-pull buffer circuit amplifying electrical power of a switching control signal and transmitting the amplified switching control signal to a control terminal of the switching element to be driven, wherein:
in the push-pull buffer circuit, switching elements of different polarities are connected in series, as buffer elements, between a first potential and a second potential lower in potential than the first potential;
a connecting point between control terminals of an upper-stage buffer on a side of the first potential and a lower-stage buffer on a side of the second potential serves as an input;
a connecting point between input and output terminals of the upper-stage buffer and the lower-stage buffer serves as an output;
an upper-stage current limiting resistor is provided between the first potential and the upper-stage buffer;
a lower-stage current limiting resistor is provided between the second potential and the lower-stage buffer;
the switching control signal is inputted to the input; and
the output is connected to the control terminal of the switching element to be driven,
a compensation resistor that connects the input to the output; and
an input-side pull-down resistor that connects the input to a negative polarity side of the switching element to be driven,
wherein a sum of a resistance value of the compensation resistor and a resistance value of the input-side pull-down resistor is set to be smaller than a resistance value between the control terminal of the switching element to be driven and an emitter terminal or a source terminal of the switching element, and to be larger than a resistance value of the lower-stage current limiting resistor.

US Pat. No. 10,483,960

RADIO FREQUENCY SWITCH WITH LOW OXIDE STRESS

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A circuit arrangement comprising a radio frequency (RF) switch circuit, the radio frequency switch circuit comprising:a voltage divider circuit having an input terminal connected to a first line and an output terminal connected to a second line, the first line being connected to a power source for a supply voltage;
a semiconductor device having an activated state and a deactivated state, a gate terminal of the semiconductor device being connected to the second line of the voltage divider circuit in the activated state, a source terminal and a drain terminal of the semiconductor device each being selectively connected to ground and in the deactivated state, the source terminal and the drain terminal of the semiconductor device each being selectively connected to the power source, oxide direct current stress between the gate terminal and either or both the source terminal and the drain terminal being maintained below power handling limits of the semiconductor device in the deactivated state and the activated state based upon a direct current gate voltage reduced from the supply voltage by the voltage divider.

US Pat. No. 10,483,954

CLOCK GENERATION CIRCUIT AND CHARGE PUMPING SYSTEM

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A clock generation circuit comprising:a two-phase clock generation circuit configured to generate a first phase clock signal and a second phase clock signal based correspondingly on a non-inverted clock signal and an inverted clock signal;
an inverter configured to generate the inverted clock signal based on an input clock signal; and
a delay circuit which is non-inverter-based and which is configured to generate the non-inverted clock signal based on the input clock signal, the delay circuit having a predetermined delay sufficient to induce symmetry in the first phase clock signal relative to the second phase clock signal such that durational midpoints of overlapping opposite phases of the first and second phase clock signals are substantially aligned; and
wherein:
the inverter includes a first P-type transistor and a first N-type transistor, the first P-type transistor and the first N-type transistor being coupled in series, gates of the first P-type transistor and the first N-type transistor being coupled with an input terminal of the inverter, and drains of the first P-type transistor and the first N-type transistor being coupled with an output terminal of the inverter;
the delay circuit includes a second P-type transistor and a second N-type transistor, the second P-type transistor and the second N-type transistor being coupled in parallel between input and output terminals of the delay circuit;
the first P-type transistor has a first channel width versus channel length (W/L) ratio;
the first N-type transistor has a second ratio; and
at least one of the following conditions is true:
the second P-type transistor having a third W/L ratio less than the first W/L ratio; or
the second N-type transistor having a fourth W/L ratio less than the second W/L ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,483,935

FILTER

Schaffner Emv AG, Luterb...

15. Filter system comprising a vertical wall and a filter, wherein the filter comprises three phases, wherein the filter comprises for each phase a respective input terminal, a respective output terminal and a respective capacitor, wherein for each of the three phases the input terminal is electrically connected via a connection point to the output terminal, wherein the connection points of the three phases are electrically connected via the three respective capacitors in star or delta form, wherein the filter comprises a housing containing two coil blocks, wherein the housing comprises a first side, a second side opposite the first side and a third side, wherein the two coil blocks are arranged along a line between the first side and the second side, wherein the housing is fixed with the third side on the vertical wall such that the first side of the housing is directed downwards and the second side of the housing is directed upwards, wherein the two coil blocks are selected from two of the following three coil blocks:an input-side coil block having three input-side coils, wherein for each of the three phases one of the input-side first coils is connected between the connection point and the input terminal,
a secondary coil block having three second coils, wherein the connection points of the three phases are electrically connected via the three secondary coils and the three respective capacitors in star form or delta form or a combination of star form and delta form, and
an output-side coil block having three output-side coils, wherein for each of the three phases one of the three output-side coils is connected between the connection point and the output terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,483,921

CLOCKLESS FREQUENCY DETECTOR

pSemi Corporation, San D...

1. A radio frequency (RF) tunable circuit configured to operate over a frequency range of operation of an input RF signal, comprising:one or more tunable elements;
a filter having at least one frequency response slope in a frequency region that covers the frequency range of operation of the tunable circuit, the at least one frequency response slope determined by one or more poles used to realize the filter; and
a level detector coupled to the filter, and configured to detect an amplitude of the input RF signal through the filter,
wherein tuning of the one or more tunable elements is based on a detected amplitude of the input RF signal through the filter, and is configured to provide a tuned frequency dependent performance of an output RF signal of the tunable circuit, and
wherein a number of the one or more poles of the filter is based on a desired frequency resolution of the tuned frequency dependent performance.

US Pat. No. 10,483,915

RADIO FREQUENCY CIRCUIT, TRANSMITTER, BASE STATION, AND USER TERMINAL

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A device, comprising:a receiver, configured to receive a first signal and a second signal;
a first splitter, configured to split the first signal into a third signal and a fourth signal,
a second splitter, configured to split the second signal into a fifth signal and a sixth signal;
a phase adjuster, configured to adjust a phase of the fifth signal to obtain a seventh signal; and
a combiner, configured to combine the seventh signal and the third signal into an eighth signal.

US Pat. No. 10,483,893

MOTOR DRIVING APPARATUS AND HOME APPLIANCE INCLUDING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A motor driving apparatus, comprising:a direct current (DC)-stage capacitor to store DC power;
an inverter including three-phase upper arm and lower arm switching elements, the inverter to convert, based on a switching operation, the DC power from the DC-stage capacitor to an alternate current (AC) power, and the inverter to output the converted AC power;
a controller to control the inverter, wherein the controller is configured to control the switching elements, and the controller is configured to control a turn-on time of the switching elements;
an output current detector to detect an output current in a motor,
wherein the controller is configured to:
provide a voltage command value based on the output current in the motor,
determine a position of a voltage vector based on the voltage command value,
when the position of the voltage vector is within a first region of a space vector area and any one of the three-phase switching elements in the inverter is continuously turned on during a first switching period and a second switching period contiguous to the first switching period, control others of the three-phase switching elements in the inverter to shift turn-on time in a direction to a boundary between the first switching period and the second switching period during the first switching period and the second switching period, and control all the three-phase switching elements in the inverter to turn on during a first period including the boundary between the first switching period and the second switching period,
when the position of the voltage vector is within a second region different from the first region of the space vector area and any one of the three-phase switching elements in the inverter is continuously turned off during the first switching period and the second switching period, control others of the three-phase switching elements in the inverter to shift turn-on time in the direction to the boundary between the first switching period and the second switching period during the first switching period and the second switching period, and control at least one of others of the three-phase switching elements in the inverter to turn on during a second period including the boundary between the first switching period and the second switching period.

US Pat. No. 10,483,870

POWER CONVERSION METHOD USING VARIABLE POTENTIAL ENERGY STORAGE DEVICES

Offshore Renewable Energy...

1. A power conversion method, comprising:charging a plurality of energy storage devices of a power converter from an input power source, wherein the power converter comprises at least one branch including a first arm connected between an AC terminal and a first DC rail and a second arm connected between the AC terminal and a second DC rail; and
sequentially coupling and decoupling energy storage devices of the plurality of energy storage devices to an output, wherein
charging the plurality of energy storage devices comprises maintaining at least two of the plurality of energy storage devices at substantially different potentials, and wherein
a plurality of energy storage devices in each arm are grouped into sets of at least two energy storage devices, and a control unit is arranged to control charging of the energy storage devices, within each set, to a substantially equal potential, and the energy storage devices in each set of an arm are charged to a significantly different potential from all other sets of said arm.

US Pat. No. 10,483,867

SWITCHED MODE POWER CONVERTER CONFIGURED TO CONTROL AT LEAST ONE PHASE OF A POLYPHASE ELECTRICAL RECEIVER WITH AT LEAST THREE PHASES

THALES, Courbevoie (FR)

1. A switched-mode power converter configured to control at least one phase of a polyphase electrical receiver with at least three phases, comprising at least one block of two converter arms, wherein a half-arm of a converter arm comprises:a first set (ENS1) of P?2 switches (I1, I2) in series;
a second set (ENS2) of P?2 switches (I3, I4) in series, the second set (ENS2) being electrically connected in parallel between a power supply line (DCBUS+, DCBUS?) of a coplanar electrical power supply (DCBUS) and a power interface; and
a third set (ENS3) of diodes, arranged between the first set (ENS1) and the second set (ENS2), comprising M?2 subsets (SE1, SE2, . . . , SEM) in series, indexed i?[[1; M]], respectively comprising Ni?2 diodes in parallel, said third set (ENS3) being electrically connected between the power interface and the other power supply line (DCBUS+, DCBUS?) of the coplanar electrical power supply (DCBUS).

US Pat. No. 10,483,864

METHOD FOR DETECTING SHORT CIRCUIT CONDITIONS IN FREQUENCY CONTROL LOOP COMPONENTS

Universal Lighting Techno...

1. A system for controlling a load current through a DC load, the system comprising:a self-oscillating switch driver integrated circuit (IC) having a first driver output and a second driver output coupled to a first semiconductor switch and a second semiconductor switch, the switch driver IC selectively applying driver output voltages to the first and second driver outputs to enable the first and second semiconductor switches at a variable frequency to generate a switched voltage signal referenced to a primary circuit ground reference, the switch driver IC varying the variable frequency in response to a current magnitude on a control input, the switch driver IC including a disable input terminal, the switch driver IC responsive to an active disable input signal on the disable input terminal to discontinue applying the driver output voltages;
an isolation transformer having a primary winding configured to receive the switched voltage signal, the isolation transformer having at least one secondary winding that generates a secondary AC voltage responsive to the switched voltage signal received by the primary winding;
a rectifier circuit connected to the at least one secondary winding of the isolation transformer to receive the secondary AC voltage, the rectifier circuit configured to rectify the secondary AC voltage to provide a DC voltage to the DC load to produce the load current through the DC load;
a current sensor that senses a magnitude of the load current to generate a sensor voltage responsive to the magnitude of the load current, the magnitude of the load current responsive to the variable frequency of the switch driver IC;
a feedback generator that outputs a feedback signal responsive to a difference between the sensor voltage and a reference voltage, the reference voltage representing a desired magnitude of the load current;
an optocoupler having an input stage and an output stage, the input stage coupled to receive the feedback signal, the output stage having a variable impedance between a first output terminal and a second output terminal responsive to the feedback signal;
a current control circuit having a first resistor and a second resistor connected in series between the control input of the switch driver IC and the primary circuit ground reference, the current control circuit further including a node between the first resistor and the second resistor;
a voltage superposition circuit connected between a supply voltage and the node of the current control circuit, the voltage superposition circuit including the output stage of the optocoupler in series with at least one resistor, the voltage superposition circuit responsive to the feedback voltage received by the input stage of the optocoupler to vary the impedance of the output stage to thereby vary a superposition voltage applied to the node of the current control circuit and vary the magnitude of the current on the control input of the switch driver IC; and
a fault detection circuit having a voltage sensor configured to sense a voltage across the output stage of the optocoupler, the fault detection circuit having an output coupled to the disable input terminal of the driver IC, the fault detection circuit responsive to the voltage across the output stage of the optocoupler being less than a minimum magnitude to activate the disable input signal on the disable input terminal to cause the driver IC to discontinue applying voltages to the first and second driver outputs.

US Pat. No. 10,483,857

FLYBACK CONVERTER WITH OUTPUT VOLTAGE CALIBRATION

DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR INC....

1. A circuit for a flyback converter, comprising:an output switch for isolating an output node for the flyback converter from a power lead in a data cable;
an output voltage calibration circuit confirmed to directly sense an output voltage for the flyback converter while the output switch is closed to provide a digital version of the output voltage and configured to adjust a reference voltage command responsive to a comparison of the digital version of the output voltage to a desired level for the output voltage;
an error amplifier configured to form an error signal responsive to a difference between a digitized feedback voltage and the reference voltage command; and
a power switch controller configured to modulate a cycling of a power switch transistor responsive to the error signal.

US Pat. No. 10,483,850

UNIVERSAL INPUT-VOLTAGE-COMPATIBLE SWITCHED-MODE POWER SUPPLY

ECOSENSE LIGHTING INC., ...

1. A switched-mode power supply (SMPS), comprising:a direct current (DC)-to-DC step-down converter having an input terminal, a positive output terminal, a negative output terminal, and a transistor having a channel being coupled between a cathode and an anode, the anode being coupled with a grounded current sense resistor, and the DC-to-DC step-down converter being: configured for operation in a boundary conduction mode; and configured for receiving a DC input current having an input voltage at the input terminal; and configured for causing a DC output current having an output voltage to flow from the positive output terminal through an output load to the negative output terminal; and configured for being integrated with a controller, the controller being configured for applying a pulse-width-modulated voltage to the channel of the transistor for controlling a duty cycle of the DC output current, the duty cycle having an on-time period (T-On) and an off-time period (T-Off), the controller being coupled with a T-On capacitor having a T-On voltage, the controller being configured for charging the T-On capacitor during the T-On period by a regulated T-On current for setting a maximum limit of the T-On period, the controller being configured for initiating the T-Off period when the T-On capacitor becomes charged to a selected maximum limit of the T-On voltage;
a voltage divider being coupled with the input terminal for receiving the input voltage and for reducing the input voltage to a signal voltage being within a selected voltage signal range;
a voltage-to-current converter having a connection with the voltage divider, the voltage-to-current converter including another output terminal being coupled with another transistor having another channel being coupled between another cathode and another anode, the voltage-to-current converter including a grounded precision resistor configured for generating a transconductance voltage, the voltage-to-current converter being configured for inputting the signal voltage and for outputting an error correction voltage being applied to the another channel for generating a signal current appearing at the another anode and defining a transconductance of the voltage-to-current converter and having a current signal value being within a selected current signal range representing the selected voltage signal range; and
a current mirror being coupled with the another cathode and being configured for receiving and combining a regulated supply current having a supply voltage together with the signal current as forming a T-On modulation current, with the current mirror being configured for causing the T-On modulation current to be combined with the regulated T-On current to charge the T-On capacitor.

US Pat. No. 10,483,841

MOTOR VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A motor vehicle, comprising:a motor for driving;
a power storage device;
a first converter connected with a first power line which the motor is connected with, and a second power line which the power storage device is connected with, the first converter including first and second switching elements, first and second diodes and a first reactor and being configured to transmit electric power between the first power line and the second power line through voltage conversion;
a second converter connected with the first power line and a third power line which the power storage device is connected with and which is different from the second power line, the second converter including third and fourth switching elements, third and fourth diodes and a second reactor and being configured to transmit electric power between the first power line and the third power line through voltage conversion; and
a control device configured to perform voltage control of the first converter such that a voltage of the first power line becomes equal to a target voltage and to perform current control of the second converter such that an electric current flowing in the second reactor becomes equal to a target current, wherein
in a process of cancelling shutdown of the second converter during transmission of electric power between the first power line and the second power line through the voltage conversion by the first converter in a shutdown state of the second converter, the control device performs single element switching control that switches on one switching element between the third and the fourth switching elements of the second converter while setting the other switching element off, to prevent the electric current from flowing in the second reactor in reverse to a current flow direction in the first reactor.

US Pat. No. 10,483,840

POWER CONVERSION APPARATUS

DELTA ELECTRONICS (SHANGH...

1. A power conversion apparatus, comprisinga housing comprising
a coolant passage; and
at least one first heat-dissipation wall thermally coupled to the coolant passage;
a mother board disposed upon the housing and comprising
a first surface facing the housing;
at least one first power device disposed on the mother board and comprising a first face and a second face; and
at least one second power device disposed on the first surface of the mother board and including a first face and a second face;
an electromagnetic filter board disposed upon the housing and electrically connected to the mother board;
a signal board disposed upon the housing and electrically connected to the mother board; and
a heat-dissipation module comprising
at least one first insulated heat-conducting sheet, adhered to the corresponding at least one first heat-dissipation wall;
at least one first elastic clamp, fixed to the housing and opposite to the at least one first insulated heat-conducting sheet, so that an accommodating space is defined by the at least one first elastic clamp and the at least one first insulated heat-conducting sheet,
wherein when the first surface of the mother board approaches the housing and to clamp the at least one first power device in the accommodating space between the at least one first elastic clamp and the at least one first insulated heat-conducting sheet, the at least one first power device is pressed against by the at least one first elastic clamp at the first face and thus adhered to the at least one first insulated heat-conducting sheet at the second face, so that the at least one first power device is thermally coupled to the at least one first heat-dissipation wall and the coolant passage via the at least one first insulated heat-conducting sheet,
at least one second insulated heat-conducting sheet; and
at least one second elastic clamp, disposed between the first surface of the mother board and the first face of the at least one second power device and opposite to the at least one second insulated heat-conducting sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,483,830

MAGNETIC SENSOR INTEGRATED CIRCUIT AND MOTOR COMPONENT

JOHNSON ELECTRIC INTERNAT...

1. A magnetic sensor integrated circuit, comprising a housing, a semiconductor substrate arranged inside the housing, input ports and an output port which extend out from the housing, and an electronic circuit arranged on the semiconductor substrate, wherein the electronic circuit comprises:a magnetic field detection circuit configured to detect and output a magnetic field inductive signal corresponding to an external magnetic field; and
a voltage detection circuit configured to detect a specific voltage, and output, in a case that the specific voltage reaches a predetermined value, a control signal for controlling the magnetic sensor integrated circuit to perform a preset action, wherein the specific voltage is a supply voltage for the magnetic field detection circuit; and the voltage detection circuit at least comprises a comparator, wherein an input terminal of the comparator receives the specific voltage, the other input terminal of the comparator receives a reference voltage, and the comparator is configured to output, in a case that the specific voltage is higher than the reference voltage, the control signal for controlling the magnetic sensor integrated circuit to perform a specific action;
wherein the voltage detection circuit and the magnetic field detection circuit operate simultaneously.

US Pat. No. 10,483,779

STATUS DETERMINING METHOD FOR SECONDARY BATTERY, STATUS DETERMINING APPARATUS FOR SECONDARY BATTERY, SECONDARY BATTERY SYSTEM, AND CHARGE/DISCHARGE CONTROL APPARATUS HAVING STATUS DETERMINING APPARATUS

HITACHI, LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A state determination device that improves accuracy of measuring deterioration in a secondary battery having a positive electrode and a negative electrode, the state determination device comprising:a current sensor that measures a current of the secondary battery;
a controller communicatively coupled to the current sensor, wherein the controller;
receives a current value A from the current sensor,
retrieves, from a memory of the controller, charge and discharge characteristics per reference quantity of the positive electrode and the negative electrode,
determines a capacity reduction parameter group A based on the charge and discharge characteristics and the current value A,
receives a current value B from the current sensor, and
determines a resistance increase parameter group B based on the charge and discharge characteristics, the capacity reduction parameter group A, and the current value B, wherein the current value B is larger than the current value A.

US Pat. No. 10,483,763

PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICE AND OPERATING POINT CONTROL CIRCUIT DEVICE FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC CELLS OR OTHER POWER SUPPLY ELEMENTS CONNECTED IN SERIES

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A photovoltaic device comprising:a plurality of photovoltaic cells which are connected in series between output terminals or a plurality of photovoltaic cells and capacitors, wherein the photovoltaic cells are connected in series between output terminals, the capacitors are connected in series between output terminals, and the photovoltaic cells and the capacitors are connected in parallel;
a photovoltaic operating point control circuit device including an inductor and a switching element that are connected in parallel to each photovoltaic cell or each photovoltaic cell and capacitor which are connected in parallel, wherein the inductor and the switching element are connected in series, the photovoltaic operating point control circuit device being configured to output a current from the corresponding photovoltaic cell or capacitor to between the output terminals by periodically cutting off the switching elements,
wherein the photovoltaic operating point control circuit device fixes cutoff duty ratios of all switching elements in one cycle in which the switching elements corresponding to all the plurality of photovoltaic cells or the plurality of photovoltaic cells and capacitors which are connected in series are cut off once,
wherein a sum of cutoff durations of all the switching elements in one cycle is larger than a duration of one cycle, and
wherein a part of the cutoff times overlap in the neighboring cutoff times.

US Pat. No. 10,483,755

DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING POWER CONVERTER

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device, comprising:a display panel including a plurality of pixels, the pixels being configured to operate in response to a first driving voltage, a second driving voltage, and a data signal;
a voltage converter that provides the first driving voltage to the display panel through first wiring and the second driving voltage to the display panel through second wiring and controls a length of a detection period, the voltage converter selectively starting an output of the second driving voltage after the detection period, the detection period being after an output of the first driving voltage; and
a detector configured to control the output of the first and second driving voltages of the voltage converter based on a magnitude of a wiring voltage corresponding to voltage on the second wiring.

US Pat. No. 10,483,753

EMBEDDED BATTERY PROTECTION SYSTEM

BCD Semiconductor Manufac...

1. A battery control circuit for a mobile device, wherein the mobile device has an embedded battery and is configured for coupling to an external power source, the battery control circuit comprising:first and second high-voltage NMOS transistors coupled in series and configured for connecting between a ground terminal of the embedded battery in the mobile device and a ground terminal of the external power source; and
a battery protection IC (integrated circuit) including:
a power terminal for coupling to a power terminal of the embedded battery and a power terminal of the external power source;
a first ground terminal for coupling to the ground terminal of the external power source; and
a second ground terminal for coupling to the ground terminal of the embedded battery;
wherein the battery protection IC is configured to:
receive a signal from a functional block in the mobile device, the signal having a voltage level relative to the ground terminal of the external power source;
and
in response to the signal, provide one or more control signals having voltage levels relative to the ground terminal of the embedded battery, the control signals being configured to turn on the first and the second high-voltage NMOS transistors to connect the embedded battery to the external power source, or to turn off the first and the second high-voltage NMOS transistors to disconnect the embedded battery from the external power source;
wherein the battery protection IC comprises:
a signal processing circuit configured to receive an input signal having a voltage level relative to the first ground terminal and to provide an output signal having a voltage level relative to the second ground terminal in response to the input signal; and
a logic circuit coupled to the signal processing circuit and configured to provide one or more control signals having voltage levels relative to the second ground terminal in response to the output signal of the signal processing circuit;
wherein the signal processing circuit comprises:
a first circuit coupled between the power terminal and the first ground terminal, the first circuit being configured to receive an input signal having a voltage level relative to the first ground terminal and to provide first and second complementary digital signals in response to the input signal; and
a second circuit coupled between the power terminal and the second ground terminal, the second circuit being configured to provide a digital output signal relative to the second ground terminal in response to the first and second complementary digital signals;
wherein the one or more control signals are configured to turn on a switch device including the first and second high-voltage NMOS transistors between the first ground terminal and the second ground terminal to connect the first ground terminal to the second ground terminal, even when the second ground terminal is electrically floating relative to the first ground terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,483,752

POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A power supply apparatus comprising:a transformer having a primary winding and a secondary winding;
a switching element connected in series to the primary winding of the transformer;
a control unit configured to control an output voltage induced in the secondary winding of the transformer by driving the switching element;
a feedback unit configured to feedback a detection result of a voltage induced on the secondary winding to the control unit; and
a detection unit configured to detect an overheat state of the transformer and output an overheat signal to the control unit,
wherein the detection unit has a voltage division unit configured to divide the output voltage,
wherein the voltage division unit includes a temperature detection element to detect a temperature of the transformer, and a resistance element connected in series to the temperature detection element, the voltage division unit disposed in a vicinity of the transformer,
wherein the detection unit outputs the overheat detection signal to the control unit in a case where the detection unit detects the overheat state of the transformer based on a voltage obtained by dividing the output voltage by the voltage division unit, and
the control unit turns off the switching element in response to the overheat detection signal output from the detection unit, and stops driving of the switching element.

US Pat. No. 10,483,751

TRIP CONTROL CIRCUIT FOR CIRCUIT BREAKER

LSIS CO., LTD., Anyang-s...

1. A trip control circuit for a circuit breaker, the trip control circuit comprising:a current transformer that has a ring-shaped core allowing a circuit to pass through and a secondary coil wound around the core for detecting a current flowing on the circuit and providing a current detection signal;
an oscillation circuit section that is configured to apply an electrical signal to the secondary coil of the current transformer to increase a slope of a hysteresis loop of the current transformer to allow the secondary coil to detect a DC current, as well as an AC current, flowing on the circuit; and
a trip determining circuit section that is configured to compare a current value indicated by the current detection signal having an AC component and a DC component output from the secondary coil of the current transformer with a predetermined reference current value, and output a trip control signal when the current value indicated by the current detection signal exceeds the reference current value, and
wherein the trip determining circuit section is configured to determine a current amount flowing on the circuit according to a change in time on the basis of the current detection signal, and determine a waveform and a frequency of the electrical signal to be supplied to the secondary coil through the oscillation circuit section.

US Pat. No. 10,483,735

NINETY DEGREE SNAP FIT ELECTRICAL FITTING FOR CONNECTION OF ELECTRICAL CABLES TO AN ELECTRICAL BOX

ARLINGTON INDUSTRIES, INC...

1. A snap fit electrical fitting, comprises:a one-piece connector body including a sidewall, a leading end having a circular outlet bore with an outlet axis, and a trailing end having a circular inlet bore with an inlet axis, said inlet axis and said outlet axis are at an angle to one another;
a leading flange extending around the periphery of said leading end of said connector body and a trailing flange between said leading end and said trailing end of said connector body;
said sidewall at said trailing end including a straight sidewall portion including a first inlet chamber and a second inlet chamber, said second inlet chamber including an inner periphery and an interior end;
a cylindrical sidewall portion extending from said straight wall portion to said leading end;
an internal shoulder is between said straight sidewall portion and said cylindrical sidewall portion;
an outer flange is between said trailing flange and said internal shoulder, said outer flange extending from said cylindrical sidewall portion of said connector body;
an outside bend and an inside bend of said connector body;
said angle between said inlet bore and said outlet bore is between 60 and 120 degrees;
a reduced-diameter seat has a constant diameter, and is on said leading end of said connector body, said seat extending from said leading flange to said trailing flange;
a snap ring is disposed on said seat;
an internal snap ring is within said first inlet chamber of said connector body;
a pusher tang is on said inside bend of said snap fit electrical fitting;
said pusher tang directing a cable inserted within said inlet bore toward said outside bend of said connector body; and
axially aligned openings extending through the sidewall on the second inlet chamber of the connector body, wherein the axially aligned openings are substantially orthogonal to a part of the straight side wall portion connecting to the outside bend.

US Pat. No. 10,483,717

LASER POWER ADJUSTMENT DURING TUNING TO COMPENSATE FOR DETECTOR RESPONSE AND VARYING BACKGROUND ABSORPTION

DAYLIGHT SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. An assembly for analyzing a sample, the assembly comprising:a detector assembly having a linear response range with an upper bound and a lower bound;
a tunable laser assembly that is tunable over a tunable range, the tunable laser assembly including a gain medium that generates an illumination beam that is directed at the detector assembly; and
a laser controller that dynamically adjusts a laser drive to the gain medium so that the illumination beam has a substantially constant optical power at the detector assembly while the tunable laser assembly is tuned over at least a portion of the tunable range.

US Pat. No. 10,483,711

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING AMPLIFIED RADIATION

Nufern, East Granby, CT ...

1. An optical fiber amplifying system, the optical fiber amplifying system providing amplified optical radiation having a first amplified wavelength, the optical fiber amplifying system comprisingone or more first amplifying stages together having an output, each of the one or more first amplifying stages comprising a first active optical fiber, the first active optical fiber being configured to amplify radiation at the first amplified wavelength when pumped with pump radiation of a first amplifying stage pump wavelength; and
one or more first optical pump sources, each configured to output radiation of the first amplifying stage pump wavelength, each operatively coupled to one or more of the first active optical fibers of the first amplifying stages;
an intermediate stage having an input operatively coupled to the output of the one or more first amplifying stages and an output, the intermediate stage comprising an intermediate active optical fiber having an intermediate stage amplified wavelength and an intermediate stage pump wavelength, the intermediate stage amplified wavelength being substantially the same as the first amplified wavelength;
a final amplifying stage having an input coupled to the output of the intermediate stage and an output, the final amplifying stage comprising a final active optical fiber, the final active optical fiber being configured to amplify radiation at the first amplified wavelength when pumped with pump radiation of the intermediate stage pump wavelength; and
one or more final optical pump sources together operatively coupled to the final active optical fiber and the intermediate active optical fiber and configured to output radiation of the intermediate stage pump wavelength, the one or more final optical pump sources being configured to be driven by a common voltage source, the one or more final optical pump sources being configured to be switched together, separately from the one or more first optical pump sources, between a low power state sufficient to render the intermediate active optical fiber substantially non-transmissive to radiation of the first amplified wavelength, and a high power state sufficient to render the intermediate active optical fiber substantially transmissive to radiation of the first amplified wavelength, while maintaining the one or more first optical pump sources are in a high power state.

US Pat. No. 10,483,703

CONNECTOR

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A connector comprising:a connector main body made from an insulating material formed in a columnar shape extending in an inserting and extracting direction with respect to a counterpart connector;
a contact part that makes contact with a counterpart terminal of the counterpart connector; and
a plurality of terminals made of a conductive material having tail parts connected to wires exposed from the connector main body on the side opposite the contact part,
wherein the terminals are arrayed such that the positions of the tail parts are polygonal in a plan view in a direction perpendicular to the wires around a wire extending in an inserting and extracting direction of the connector main body,
wherein the connector main body includes a tail holding part extending in the axial direction, and
wherein the tail parts of adjacent terminals are exposed in the tail holding part at a different positions in the axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,483,698

CONNECTOR FOR CONNECTING ANTENNA AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a wireless communication circuit configured to receive wireless communication data; and
a universal serial bus (USB) type-C connector including:
a housing forming an outer surface of the connector,
an opening formed in at least a portion of the outer surface to allow a header-type external connector to be coupled to the connector in a forward direction or a reverse direction, and
a board disposed inside the opening, the board having a first surface on which a plurality of first pins corresponding to the forward direction are arranged and a second surface on which a plurality of second pins corresponding to the reverse direction are arranged,
wherein the plurality of first pins include one or more first ground pins and one or more first signal pins,
wherein the plurality of second pins include one or more second ground pins and one or more second signal pins,
wherein the one or more first signal pins include at least one first signal pin selectively connectable with the wireless communication circuit and a designated function circuit, and
wherein the one or more second signal pins include at least one second signal pin corresponding to the reverse direction of the at least one first signal pin, the at least one second signal pin selectively connectable with the designated function circuit and the wireless communication circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,483,693

SLIDING CONTACT ASSEMBLY FOR ACCELERATING RELATIVE SEPARATION SPEED BETWEEN PLUG CONTACTS AND SOCKET OUTLET CONTACTS

ABB SCHWEIZ AG, Baden (C...

1. A sliding contact assembly for a DC electrical outlet, the sliding contact assembly being constructed and arranged to receive plug contacts of an electrical plug, the sliding contact assembly comprising:sliding contact structure comprising a base and a plurality of electrical sliding contacts fixed to the base,
a housing including a first end wall having an internal top surface and second end wall opposing the first end wall, the second end wall having an internal bottom surface, the housing having side wall structure defining an internal chamber between the top surface and the bottom surface, the sliding contact structure being disposed in the housing so as be movable linearly within the chamber, and
at least one spring disposed between the top surface of the housing and a surface of the base, wherein the at least one spring is configured to (i) bias the sliding contact structure into engagement with the bottom surface of the housing in response to friction between the plug contacts and the plurality of electrical sliding contacts, (ii) store energy in response to the friction between the plug contacts and the plurality of electrical sliding contacts as the plug contacts are in the process of being disconnected from the plurality of electrical sliding contacts, and (iii) release the stored energy to cause the plurality of electrical sliding contacts to rapidly move away from the plug contacts once the plug contacts are completely disconnected from the plurality of electrical sliding contacts.

US Pat. No. 10,483,683

ORGANIZER FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

FCI USA LLC, Etters, PA ...

1. An organizer configured to maintain alignment of a plurality of leadframe assemblies of an electrical connector, the organizer comprising:an electrically insulative body comprising:
a stiffener wall comprising a front surface and a rear surface offset from the front surface in a longitudinal direction,
a projection that extends from a central portion of the front surface of the stiffener wall in the longitudinal direction, and
a plurality of grooves that extend into the projection and are spaced from each other in a lateral direction along a first row,
wherein the electrically insulative body is configured to couple with the leadframe assemblies such that a first retention wall of each of the leadframes is received in a respective one of the grooves;
wherein the grooves of the first row of grooves extend into the projection in a transverse direction, and
the electrically insulative body further comprises a second row of grooves that extend into the electrically insulative body in the transverse direction, wherein grooves of the second row of grooves are configured to couple with a respective second retention wall of each of the leadframes.

US Pat. No. 10,483,674

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR FOR CIRCUIT BOARDS AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Hirose Electric Co., Ltd....

1. A manufacturing method of an electrical connector comprising a plurality of terminals arranged in an array, each of the plurality of terminals comprising a connecting portion at one end for connecting to a mounting surface of a circuit board, and a contact portion at another end for contacting a counterpart contact member mated therewith; a stationary housing securing said plurality of terminals in place that is fixedly mounted to the circuit board, and a movable housing that is separate from said stationary housing and is movable relative to said stationary housing; wherein the counterpart contact member is mated with the movable housing, wherein the each of the plurality of terminals comprises a movable-side retained portion wherein the contact portion is secured in place by unitary molding with the movable housing in a movable-side retaining portion of said movable housing, a stationary-side retained portion secured in place by the unitary molding with the stationary housing at a location proximate the connecting portion in a stationary-side retaining portion of said stationary housing, and a resiliently displaceable resilient portion coupling the movable-side retained portion to said stationary-side retained portion; the resilient portion comprising a curved apex portion on an upper end of said resilient portion outwardly of the movable-side retained portion in a connector-width direction perpendicular to the terminal array direction within a plane parallel to the mounting surface of the circuit board; and wherein lateral open spaces are formed in the connector-width direction in a range including at least an apex portion below the movable-side retaining portion that is positioned above the curved apex portion in the terminal array direction, the method comprising:installing an upper mold from above the electrical connector, side molds laterally in the connector-width direction, and a lower mold from below the electrical connector to form the unitary molding of the movable housing with the movable-side retained portions of the terminals in the upper mold and the side molds and to form the unitary molding of the stationary housings with the stationary-side retained portions of the terminals in the lower mold and the side molds;
wherein the side molds are laterally installed so as to hold the resilient portions of the terminals in clearance grooves formed in said side molds.

US Pat. No. 10,483,661

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SEALING ELECTRICAL TERMINALS

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A system for sealing an electrical terminal, comprising:(a) a device for sealing a plurality of electrical wires to a wire attachment portion of an electrical terminal, wherein the device further includes:
(i) a shrinkable tubing having a predetermined length, wherein the shrinkable tubing has been placed over the plurality of electrical wires such that one end thereof extends over the wire attachment portion of the electrical terminal;
(ii) a sealant/adhesive, placed within the shrinkable tubing, the sealant/adhesive having a first portion proximate to an edge of the shrinkable tubing and a second portion connected to the first portion, the first portion extends further from an inside surface of the shrinkable tubing than the second portion;
(iii) the sealant/adhesive having a strip of high viscosity sealant/adhesive proximate a strip of low viscosity sealant/adhesive;
(b) wherein upon an application of heat to the device after installation of the device over the electrical terminal, the shrinkable tubing starts to recover, the first portion of the sealant/adhesive flows and seals free ends of the plurality of electrical wires.

US Pat. No. 10,483,660

HOUSING WITH SELF-ORIENTING GROUNDING STUD

CommScope Connectivity Be...

1. A grounding stud arrangement comprising:a grounding stud assembly including a grounding stud extending from a first end to a second end with an anti-rotation flange positioned between the first end and the second end of the grounding stud, the grounding stud including a first attachment feature positioned between the first end of the grounding stud and the anti-rotation flange and further including a second attachment feature positioned between the second end of the grounding stud and the anti-rotation flange; and
a housing including a wall with a hole and an anti-rotation receiver, a portion of the grounding stud positioned within the hole and at least a portion of the anti-rotation flange received by the anti-rotation receiver, the housing further including at least one guide for rotationally orienting the anti-rotation flange with the anti-rotation receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,483,648

CAVITY-BACKED ANNULAR SLOT ANTENNA ARRAY

The MITRE Corporation, M...

1. A cavity backed slot antenna array comprising:an aperture comprising a dielectric layer and a metal layer disposed on the dielectric layer, the metal layer comprising:
a first annular region comprising a first slot region,
a second annular region comprising a second slot region, wherein the second annular region partially overlaps the first annular region, and
first and second radiating elements configured to radiate energy;
a first feed structure configured to excite the first radiating element and a second feed structure configured to excite the second radiating element, each of the first and second feed structures comprising a central portion and a plurality of fin structures arranged radially around the central portion; and
a backing cavity configured to support the aperture and the first and second feed structures.

US Pat. No. 10,483,647

ANTENNA DEVICE

GEMTEK TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. An antenna device, comprising:a first radiator, configured to radiate a first radio wave comprising a first wavelength value;
a second radiator, configured to radiate a second radio wave comprising a second wavelength value; and
a first reflection board, located between the first radiator and the second radiator;
wherein a first ratio between the first wavelength value and a length value of the first reflection board is less than 0.5, and a second ratio between the second wavelength value and the length value of the first reflection board is greater than 0.5;
wherein a main beam corresponding to the first wavelength value and a main beam corresponding to the second wavelength value points in the same direction.

US Pat. No. 10,483,641

ANTENNA SWITCH MODULES AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,...

1. An antenna switch module that interconnects a transceiver and an antenna, the module comprising:a first transmit port and a first receive port that operate at a first frequency range;
a second transmit port and a second receive port that operate at a second frequency range;
a plurality of switches that selectively connect the first transmit port, the first receive port, and one of the second transmit port or the second receive port to a common antenna for the first and second transmit and receive ports; and
a resonance impedance circuit that connects at least one of the second transmit port or the second receive port to the antenna, the resonance impedance circuit having components selected to provide a high impedance path when signals are being transmitted at the first frequency range, the resonance impedance circuit including a ¼ wave impedance transformer including a parallel LC circuit component in series with an inductor, the resonance impedance circuit connecting the second transmit port to the antenna and one of the plurality of switches connecting the second receive port to the antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,483,640

OMNIDIRECTIONAL ULTRA-WIDEBAND ANTENNA

King Saud University, Ri...

1. An omnidirectional ultra-wideband antenna, comprising:an electrically conductive conical surface having a vertex end and a base end;
a supplemental radiating element having a first portion and a second portion, the first portion extending from the base end of the electrically conductive conical surface, the first portion being positioned between the base end of the electrically conductive conical surface and the second portion, the first portion being cylindrical and the second portion being frustoconical;
a ground plane plate having opposed first and second surfaces and including a peripheral edge, the vertex end of the electrically conductive conical surface being positioned adjacent to, and spaced apart from, the first surface of the ground plane plate;
at least one electrically conductive rod having opposed first and second ends, the first end of the at least one electrically conductive rod being secured to the second portion of the supplemental radiating element, the second end of the at least one electrically conductive rod being connected to the first surface of the ground plane plate at the peripheral edge;
a coaxial cable having a center conductor and an outer conductor, the center conductor being in electrical communication with the vertex end of the electrically conductive conical surface, and the outer conductor being in electrical communication with the ground plane plate; and
a third radiating element mounted inside the electrically conductive conical surface, wherein the third radiating element is conical and includes a vertex end positioned adjacent the vertex end of the electrically conductive conical surface.

US Pat. No. 10,483,615

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR REDUCING INTERFERENCE WITH ADJACENT SATELLITES USING A MECHANICALLY GIMBALED ASYMMETRICAL-APERTURE ANTENNA

Viasat, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

1. An antenna for mounting on a mobile vehicle for communicating with a satellite, the antenna comprising:a radiating surface to produce a beam having an asymmetric beam pattern with a narrow-beamwidth direction and a wide-beamwidth direction, the radiating surface comprising a plurality of radiating elements;
one or more control elements to adjust an offset angle of the beam from a perpendicular of the radiating surface in the narrow-beamwidth direction by adjusting a plurality of signals communicated with the plurality of radiating elements;
an azimuth adjustment to rotate the radiating surface about a first axis;
an elevation adjustment to rotate the radiating surface about a second axis; and
control circuitry to provide first commands to the one or more control elements to adjust the offset angle of the beam, the control circuitry further to provide second commands to the azimuth adjustment and the elevation adjustment to control the azimuth adjustment and the elevation adjustment to point the beam in a direction toward the satellite, wherein the first and second commands are based at least in part on a location of the mobile vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,483,608

RF DIELECTRIC WAVEGUIDE DUPLEXER FILTER MODULE

CTS Corporation, Lisle, ...

2. An RF dielectric waveguide duplexer filter module for the transmission of Tx and Rx RF signals comprising:an antenna block of dielectric material including an antenna input/output, the antenna block including a plurality of exterior surfaces covered with a layer of conductive material and first and second antenna Tx and Rx signal transmission regions on one of the exterior surfaces defining a direct coupling path for the transmission of the Tx and Rx RF signals;
a Tx RF signal waveguide filter including:
stacked Tx blocks of dielectric material including exterior surfaces covered with a layer of conductive material and defining a plurality of resonators;
a plurality of Tx RF signal transmission regions defined between the stacked Tx blocks defining a direct coupling path for the transmission of the Tx RF signal between the stacked Tx blocks;
a third antenna Tx RF signal transmission region defined on one end exterior surface of one of the Tx blocks defining a direct coupling path for the transmission of the Tx RF signal from the one of the Tx blocks into the antenna block; and
a Tx RF signal input/output defined on one of the Tx blocks;
an RF Rx signal waveguide filter including:
stacked Rx blocks of dielectric material including exterior surfaces covered with a layer of conductive material and defining a plurality of resonators;
a plurality of Rx RF signal transmission regions defined between the Rx blocks defining a direct coupling path for the transmission of the Rx RF signal between the stacked Rx blocks;
a fourth antenna Rx RF signal transmission region defined on one end exterior surface of one of the Rx blocks defining a direct coupling path for the transmission of the Rx RF signal from the antenna block into the one of the Rx blocks;
an Rx RF signal input/output defined on one of the Rx blocks; and
the Tx and Rx RF signal waveguide filters being attached in side-by-side relationship and the antenna block being attached to the Tx and Rx blocks of the respective Tx and Rx signal waveguide filters in a side-by-side relationship along the end of the Tx and Rx signal blocks with the respective antenna Tx and Rx signal transmission regions.

US Pat. No. 10,483,582

SEMI-SOLID ELECTRODES HAVING HIGH RATE CAPABILITY

24M Technologies, Inc., ...

1. An electrochemical cell, comprising:an anode; and
a cathode;
wherein at least one of the anode and the cathode is a slurry electrode that includes about 35% to about 75% by volume of an active material and a conductive carbon in an electrolyte,
wherein the electrochemical cell has an area specific capacity of at least 7 mAh/cm2 at a C-rate of C/4, and
wherein the electrolyte is a liquid at room temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,483,577

COMPOSITE POLYMER ELECTROLYTE MEMBRANE, AND CATALYST-COATED MEMBRANE, MEMBRANE ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY, AND POLYMER ELECTROLYTE FUEL CELL USING THE COMPOSITE POLYMER ELECTROLYTE MEMBRANE

Toray Industries, Inc., ...

1. A composite polymer electrolyte membrane comprising:a composite layer of an aromatic hydrocarbon-based polymer electrolyte and a fluorine-containing polymer porous membrane, wherein
a ratio (O/F ratio) of an atomic composition percentage of oxygen O (at %) to an atomic composition percentage of fluorine F (at %) on an outermost surface of the fluorine-containing polymer porous membrane as measured by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) is 0.20 or more to 2.0 or less, and
the aromatic hydrocarbon-based polymer electrolyte in the composite layer forms a phase separation structure.

US Pat. No. 10,483,561

FLAT PLATE-SHAPED SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELL AND CELL MODULE COMPRISING SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A flat plate-shaped solid oxide fuel cell comprising:a porous ceramic support;
a fuel electrode provided on the porous ceramic support;
an electrolyte layer provided on the fuel electrode;
an air electrode provided on the electrolyte layer; and
a fuel electrode current collector connected to the fuel electrode and extending in a direction away from the air electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,483,550

HIGH TEMPERATURE SOLID OXIDE CELL COMPRISING DIFFUSION BARRIER LAYER AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Korea Institute of Scienc...

1. A method for manufacturing a solid oxide cell, comprising the steps of:(a) preparing a fuel electrode support;
(b) coating an electrolyte layer on the fuel electrode support;
(c) sintering the fuel electrode support and the electrolyte layer at the same time;
(d) coating a paste containing nanopowder and macropowder of a ceria-based metal oxide on the electrolyte layer to form a first coating layer;
(e) coating a mixed paste containing a ceria-based metal oxide and a sintering aid on the first coating layer to form a second coating layer;
(f) sintering the first coating layer and the second coating layer at the same time to provide a bilayer type diffusion barrier layer having a densified structure comprising a first diffusion barrier layer and a second diffusion barrier layer formed on the first diffusion barrier layer; and
(g) forming an air electrode layer on the bilayer type diffusion barrier layer.

US Pat. No. 10,483,548

ELECTRON COLLECTOR STRUCTURE AND LITHIUM BATTERY CONTAINING THE SAME

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., G...

1. An electron collector structure, comprising:a conductive thin film; and
a graphene layer consisting of one or more graphene sheets, the graphene layer partially coated on a top surface of the conductive thin film such that a portion of the conductive thin film is not coated by the graphene layer, and
an electrode active material layer disposed on the graphene layer and directly contacting the portion of the conductive thin film that is not coated by the graphene layer;
wherein the graphene layer is coated on an area in the range of about 50% or less of the top surface of the conductive thin film, and wherein the thickness of the graphene layer is less than 200 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,483,525

NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.,...

1. A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery comprising a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a non-aqueous electrolyte, whereinthe negative electrode includes a negative electrode current collector and a negative electrode mixture layer formed on the current collector,
the negative electrode mixture layer contains a water-soluble polymer and a negative electrode active material containing a silicon-based active material,
the water-soluble polymer includes 70% by mass or more of acrylamide, 0.30 mol/100 g or more and 0.40 mol/100 g or less of an acrylic acid monomer unit and 10?4 mol/100 g or more and 10?3 mol/100 g or less of a tetrafunctional (meth)acrylate monomer unit, and an aqueous solution containing 1% by mass of the polymer in terms of solid content has a viscosity of 0.05 Pa·s or higher and 0.70 Pa·s or lower.

US Pat. No. 10,483,523

DUAL FUNCTION CURRENT COLLECTOR

American Lithium Energy C...

1. A battery, comprising:a separator;
a first current collector;
a protective layer disposed on the first current collector, the protective layer comprising a polymer and/or a polymer composite that is impenetrable to dendrites comprising a first electrode that is formed in situ between the protective layer and the first current collector, the first current collector and the protective layer being disposed on one side of the separator, and the protective layer being non-ionically conductive in an absence of an electrolyte; and
a second electrode, the second electrode being disposed on an opposite side of the separator as the first current collector and the protective layer;
wherein subjecting the battery to an activation process causes metal to be extracted from the second electrode and deposited between the first current collector and the protective layer, wherein the deposit of the metal forms the first electrode between the first current collector and the protective layer, and wherein the protective layer prevents the dendrites comprising the first electrode from penetrating the separator.

US Pat. No. 10,483,520

BATTERY CELL COMPRISING A FIRST TERMINAL ARRANGED INSIDE A SECOND TERMINAL

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A battery cell (10) having a first terminal (1) which is electrically conductively connected to a first electrode and a second terminal (2) which is electrically conductively connected to a second electrode, wherein the first terminal (1) is arranged within the second terminal (2), wherein the first terminal (1) comprises a first screw thread (1a) and the second terminal (2) comprises a second screw thread (2a), wherein the second screw thread is positioned around the first screw thread.

US Pat. No. 10,483,513

ASYMMETRICAL SEPARATOR

CARL FREUDENBERG KG, Wei...

1. An asymmetric separator comprising:a base having two sides, wherein each side independently contacts an electrode of a battery, wherein the base comprises a nonwoven, wherein the base is coated on one of the two sides with a first material mixture and is coated on another of the two sides with a second material mixture,
wherein the two coated sides have a different material consistency and the first material mixture and the second material mixture at least partially penetrate into the nonwoven,
wherein the first material mixture comprises Al2O3 particles configured to set a porosity of the side coated with the first material mixture,
wherein the second material mixture comprises polyvinylidene fluoride particles having a mean particle size in a range from 0.2 ?m to 10 ?m and binder particles,
wherein the polyvinylidene fluoride particles are configured to set a porosity of the side coated with the second material mixture,
wherein at least a portion of the polyvinylidene fluoride particles is disposed on an outer surface of the side coated with the second material mixture so as to enable direct contact with the electrode in contact with the side coated with the second material mixture,
wherein the polyvinylidene fluoride particles are bound to the nonwoven using the binder particles,
wherein the nonwoven has a melting point higher than 140° C., and
wherein the separator has a maximum shrinkage of 5% at a temperature of 150° C.

US Pat. No. 10,483,507

INSULATING OF ADJACENT LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES BY COMPLETE OVERMOULDING/POURING OF CONTAINERS IN A DEVICE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A cell module for lithium ion batteries, comprising:at least two lithium ion cells;
a cell module housing having at least one side wall;
at least one electrical insulation disposed between the cells, the insulation configured in one piece with the cell module housing; and
operating electronics contained in one or more of the insulation and the cell module housing.

US Pat. No. 10,483,466

P-DOPING CROSS-LINKING OF ORGANIC HOLE TRANSPORTERS

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAF...

1. A method for producing hole-transporting electrical layers, the method comprising:providing a substrate;
providing at least one crosslinking reagent; and
reacting a functionalized organic matrix compound with the at least one crosslinking reagent on the substrate to form compounds of relatively high molecular mass,
wherein the functionalized organic matrix compound conforms to formula 1:

where:
L is a bond or is selected from the group consisting of substituted or nonsubstituted, saturated or unsaturated C1-C50 alkyl, aryl, polyethylene glycol, polyethylenediamine, polyester, polyurethane, polyvinylidenephenyl chains, and mixtures thereof;
E1, E2 independently of one another may be oxygen, sulfur, selenium, NH or NE3,
optionally E3, wherein E3 is selected from the group consisting of substituted or nonsubstituted alkyl and aryl, and E3 is bound to R as follows:

R is selected from the group consisting of H, D, C1-C10 alkyl-silyl or aryl-silyl esters, fluorinated or nonfluorinated branched or unbranched C1-C10 alkyl, aryl, and heteroaryl,
RHTL is selected from the group consisting of PEDOT (poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene)), PVK (poly(9-vinylcarbazole)), PTPD (poly(N,N?-bis(4-butylphenyl)-N,N?-bis(phenyl)benzidine)), PANI (polyaniline), P3HT (poly(3-hexylthiophene)), and mixtures thereof, and
the crosslinking reagent comprises at least one metal atom from groups 13-15 and at least one organic ligand.

US Pat. No. 10,483,462

FORMATION OF STRUCTURALLY ROBUST NANOSCALE AG-BASED CONDUCTIVE STRUCTURE

Crossbar, Inc., Santa Cl...

1. A selector device, comprising:a first metal containing layer wherein the first metal containing layer is configured to provide a first plurality of metal particles;
a second metal containing layer wherein the second metal containing layer is configured to provide a second plurality of metal particles; and
a selector material layer disposed between and in contact to the first metal containing layer and the second metal containing layer, wherein the selector material layer comprises a plurality of defect regions configured to receive the first plurality of metal particles and form a first conductive filament through the selector material layer in response to a first polarity stimulus applied to the selector device, and to receive the second plurality of metal particles and form a second conductive filament through the selector material layer in response to a second polarity stimulus applied to the selector device, wherein the first metal containing layer includes an alloy of silver.

US Pat. No. 10,483,449

THERMOELECTRIC GENERATOR

AVX Corporation, Fountai...

1. A thermoelectric device for converting thermal energy to electrical energy based on temperature differences between portions of the device, comprising:a plurality of N-type oxide ceramic elements comprising an N-type ceramic material;
a plurality of P-type oxide ceramic elements comprising a P-type ceramic material and respectively paired with said plurality of N-type elements;
a pair of supporting generally planar ceramic substrates, supporting a plurality of conductive traces thereon, and with said paired N-type and P-type elements received on selected of said conductive traces so as to form an array of such pairs captured between said substrates;
insulating foam potting material captured between said substrates in between said array pairs; and
at least one pair of connection terminals provided on at least one of said substrates, and associated lead wires respectively connected thereto;
wherein said paired elements are electrically connected in series by said conductive traces and thermally connected in parallel relative to said substrates, so that generated electricity may be conducted from such array based on temperature differences between portions of said paired elements based on the Peltier/Seebeck effect, and wherein said plurality of N-type elements and said plurality of P-type elements comprise a plurality of porosity layers, the plurality of porosity layers being spaced apart in a heat-flow direction perpendicular to said generally planar ceramic substrates, the plurality of porosity layers having thicknesses in the heat-flow direction that range from 1 micron to 100 microns, and wherein the plurality of porosity layers comprise pores formed inside the N-type ceramic material and P-type ceramic material.

US Pat. No. 10,483,447

STRUCTURES, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONVERTING ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION TO ELECTRICAL ENERGY

Redwave Energy, Inc., Bo...

1. A system for converting electromagnetic energy emitted by heat from hot gases into electricity comprising a composite stack, the composite stack comprising a plurality of vertically stacked composite stack rings, wherein each composite stack ring comprises a plurality of composite ring elements, wherein each composite ring element has an interior region through which the hot gases flow, wherein each composite ring element has a plurality of similarly shaped, concentric layers, and wherein each composite ring element comprises a converting layer that converts the electromagnetic energy to electricity, wherein each composite ring element has a wedge shape.

US Pat. No. 10,483,408

METHOD FOR MAKING A COVER FOR AN ELECTRONIC PACKAGE AND ELECTRONIC PACKAGE COMPRISING A COVER

STMicroelectronics (Greno...

1. A method for manufacturing at least one cover for an electronic package, comprising:placing at least one optical insert, having opposite faces and configured to allow light radiation to pass therethrough, within a cavity of a closed two-part injection mold in a position such that said opposite faces of said at least one optical insert make contact, respectively, with a surface of an upper part and a surface of a lower part of the closed two-part injection mold;
injecting a coating material into said cavity of the closed two-part injection mold to surround said at least one optical insert;
setting the coating material in order to obtain a substrate that is overmolded around said at least one optical insert; and
cutting through the overmolded substrate to produce at least one cover comprising the at least one optical insert and at least a portion of said overmolded substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,483,402

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:an oxide semiconductor film comprising a channel formation region of a transistor;
a gate insulating film over the oxide semiconductor film;
a gate electrode over the gate insulating film;
an interlayer insulating film over the gate electrode;
a source electrode electrically connected to the oxide semiconductor film through a first opening in the interlayer insulating film; and
a drain electrode electrically connected to the oxide semiconductor film through a second opening in the interlayer insulating film,
wherein, in a cross section in a channel width direction of the transistor, the gate electrode continuously covers a first side surface, a top surface, and a second side surface of the oxide semiconductor film, and
wherein a thickness of the oxide semiconductor film is twice or more a length of the oxide semiconductor film in the channel width direction.

US Pat. No. 10,483,374

ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING TRANSISTOR AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. An electronic device comprising a transistor, wherein the transistor comprises:a semiconductor substrate including an active region defined by an isolation layer;
a gate electrode crossing the active region; and
a landing plug contact formed over the active region at both sides of the gate electrode, and
wherein a top surface of the active region at both sides of the gate electrode has a shape that a center relatively far from the gate electrode is higher than an edge relatively near to the gate electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,483,371

SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF

Semiconductor Manufacturi...

1. A method of forming a semiconductor structure, comprising:providing a substrate;
forming a gate dielectric layer on the substrate;
forming a dielectric barrier layer structure on the gate dielectric layer, wherein a first silicon source gas is used to dope silicon in the dielectric barrier layer structure;
forming a work function layer on the dielectric barrier layer structure;
forming a gate barrier layer structure on the work function layer, wherein a second silicon source gas is used to dope silicon in the gate barrier layer structure, wherein the dielectric barrier layer structure has a stacked structure and an average atomic percentage concentration of silicon in the dielectric barrier layer structure is smaller than an average atomic percentage concentration of silicon in a layer of the stacked structure adjacent to the work function layer; and
forming a gate electrode layer on the gate barrier layer structure.

US Pat. No. 10,483,365

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a first conductor, the first conductor being a first ring-shaped conductor;
an oxide semiconductor comprising a region extending through an inside of a ring of the first conductor;
a first insulator between the first conductor and the oxide semiconductor;
a second insulator between the first conductor and the first insulator; and
a second conductor inside the ring of the first conductor,
wherein the second conductor is inside the second insulator,
wherein the second conductor is configured to be in a floating state,
wherein an inner surface and an outer surface of the second conductor are in contact with the second insulator, and
wherein the inner surface of the second conductor faces to the first insulator.

US Pat. No. 10,483,358

SEMICONDUCTOR CELL STRUCTURE AND POWER SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

1. A semiconductor cell structure, at least comprising:a highly-doped semiconductor material region (101);
an epitaxial layer (102) formed on the highly-doped semiconductor material region (101);
an active device region (105) formed on the epitaxial layer (102);
the epitaxial layer (102) is provided with a deep groove (109), the deep groove (109) vertically extends into the highly-doped semiconductor material region (101), a dielectric insulating layer (103) is formed on a side wall inside the deep groove (109), the deep groove (109) is filled with a semi-insulating material (104);
an electrode (106) in contact with the semi-insulating material (104) is formed above the semi-insulating material (104), and a bottom portion of the semi-insulating material (104) is in contact with the highly-doped semiconductor material region (101);
wherein, the highly-doped semiconductor material region 101 is N+ type, the epitaxial layer 102 is N? type; when the highly-doped semiconductor material region 101 is P+ type, the epitaxial layer 102 is P? type,
wherein, the bottom portion of the semi-insulating material (104) and a bottom portion of the dielectric insulating layer (103) vertically extend into the highly doped semiconductor material region (101) at a same depth of h;
wherein, a thickness t of the dielectric insulating layer 103 is in a sublinear relationship with the depth h.

US Pat. No. 10,483,345

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT EMBEDDED SUBSTRATE

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. An electronic component embedded substrate comprising:a substrate configured to include an insulating layer and to have a first principal surface and a second principal surface on the opposite side of the first principal surface; and
an electronic component embedded in the substrate and configured to have a plurality of first terminals provided close to the first principal surface, a plurality of second terminals provided close to the second principal surface, and a capacity part provided between the plurality of first terminals and the plurality of second terminals,whereinthe electronic component is configured such that at least a part of the second terminals is embedded in the insulating layer,
an insulating member is provided between the neighboring second terminals to be in contact with both of the neighboring second terminals,
the insulating member and the insulating layer are formed of materials whose thermal expansion coefficients are different from each other, and
the thermal expansion coefficient of the material of which the insulating member is formed is smaller than that of the material of which the insulating layer is formed, and is greater than that of a material of which the second terminals are formed.

US Pat. No. 10,483,343

INDUCTORS FOR CHIP TO CHIP NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A device comprising:at least one inductor positioned on a substrate, the substrate having at least one major surface defining a horizontal plane, the at least one inductor having a plurality of turns about a horizontal axis parallel to the horizontal plane, the at least one inductor being positioned for near field coupling with another inductor, wherein:
a first turn of the plurality of turns comprises a plurality of segments positioned in a plurality of metal layers of the substrate, each segment being electrically connected to a subsequent segment by a via, a first such segment being a first end segment and a last such segment being a second end segment;
at least two of the plurality of segments being displaced along the horizontal axis relative to a prior segment such that a projection of the first end segment onto the horizontal axis does not overlap with a projection of the second end segment onto the horizontal axis; and
a second turn of the plurality of turns has a first end segment connected to the second end segment of the first turn.

US Pat. No. 10,483,341

DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device comprising:first pixels in a first pixel area and coupled with first scan lines;
first scan stage circuits in a first peripheral area outside the first pixel area, and configured to supply a first scan signal to the first scan lines;
second pixels in a second pixel area having a width that is less than a width of the first pixel area, and coupled with second scan lines;
second scan stage circuits in a second peripheral area outside the second pixel area, and configured to generate a second scan signal; and
first load matching units respectively between the second scan stage circuits, and configured to delay the second scan signal, and to supply the delayed second scan signal to the second scan lines.

US Pat. No. 10,483,333

TOUCH DISPLAY PANEL AND TOUCH DISPLAY APPARATUS

Shanghai Tianma Micro-Ele...

1. A touch display panel, comprising:a substrate comprising a display area and non-display areas;
an organic light emitting device formed in the display area of the substrate;
at least one retaining wail arranged in the non-display areas of the substrate, wherein the at least one retaining wall comprises a first retaining wall which is adjacent to the display area, and a width of the at least one retaining wall is greater than or equal to 30 ?m and less than or equal to 200 ?m;
a thin film encapsulation layer, wherein the thin film encapsulation layer is arranged on the organic light emitting device, and the thin film encapsulation layer comprises at least one inorganic encapsulation layer and at least one organic encapsulation layer, and the thin film encapsulation layer covers the at least one retaining wall, a height difference between the first retaining wall and a part of the thin film encapsulation layer located between the first retaining wall and the display area is greater than or equal to 0 ?m and less than or equal to 3 ?m;
touch electrodes, wherein the touch electrodes are arranged on the thin film encapsulation layer, and at least a part of at least one of the touch electrodes is located in the display area of the substrate; and
electrode wires, wherein at least a part of at least one of the electrode wires is located in the non-display area of the substrate, is disposed on the thin film encapsulation layer, and is arranged along an extension direction of the at least one retaining wall, wherein projections of the electrode wires on the substrate are located within a projection of the at least one retaining wall on the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,483,330

ELECTRO-OPTICAL DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. An electro-optical device comprising:a first pixel;
a second pixel;
a third pixel;
a first color filter covering a light emitting region of the first pixel;
a second color filter covering a light emitting region of the second pixel;
a third color filter covering a light emitting region of the third pixel, the second color filter having a projection portion that projects toward the light emitting region of the first pixel;
a first light shielding portion provided between the first pixel and the second pixel, the first light shielding portion being the projection portion; and
a second light shielding portion provided between the second pixel and the third pixel,
wherein the second light shielding portion does not project toward the light emitting region of the second pixel, and
wherein a width of the first light shielding portion and a width of the second light shielding portion are different.

US Pat. No. 10,483,329

HOLE TRANSPORTING MATERIAL, HOLE TRANSPORTING LAYER, OLED DISPLAY PANEL ELECTRONIC DEVICE COMPRISING THE SAME

SHANGHAI TIANMA AM-OLED C...

1. A hole transporting material, having a structure of formula (I),
wherein L1 is selected from the group consisting of substituted or unsubstituted fluorenylene, and substituted or unsubstituted biphenylene; wherein the two benzene rings in substituted or unsubstituted fluorenylene, are connected with the two nitrogen atoms in formula (I); wherein the two benzene rings in substituted or unsubstituted biphenylene, are connected with the two nitrogen atoms in formula (I);
L2, L3, L4 and L5 each is independently selected from the group consisting of substituted or unsubstituted fluorenyl, and substituted or unsubstituted biphenylyl; wherein L2, L3, L4 and L5 are connected with nitrogen atoms via benzene rings;
wherein L2, L3, L4 and L5 in the structure of formula (I) meet:
(1) L1 is substituted or unsubstituted fluorenylene, and/or
(2) at least one of L2, L3, L4 and L5 is substituted or unsubstituted fluorenyl;
wherein in the structure of formula (I), at least one hydrogen atom on at least one benzene ring is substituted by a non-hydrogen group, wherein the fluorenylene or fluorenyl is not deemed as being formed by substitution of at least one hydrogen atom on at least one benzene ring therein; and
wherein the hole transporting material has a hole mobility of 9×10?5-5×10?4 cm2/Vs, and a solubility of 10 g/L or more in NMP at 25° C.

US Pat. No. 10,483,326

IMAGE SENSOR AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. An image sensor, comprising:a substrate;
a patterned electrode layer disposed on the substrate and comprising a plurality of electrode blocks separated from one another;
a pixel isolation structure disposed on the substrate and comprising a metal halide; and
a patterned photo-electric conversion layer disposed on the plurality of electrode blocks to form a plurality of photo-electric conversion blocks corresponding to the plurality of electrode blocks, wherein the plurality of photo-electric conversion blocks comprise a perovskite material and are separated from one another by the pixel isolation structure,
wherein a top surface of the patterned photo-electric conversion layer is located higher than a top surface of the pixel isolation structure;
wherein the perovskite material is represented by a formula as follows: (AMX3)1-n(B2MX4)n, wherein “A” denotes a positive monovalent metal cation or a positive monovalent organic cation and “B” denotes an R1-NH3 cation, wherein R1 is an alkyl group having 4-18 carbon atoms, “M” denotes a positive bivalent metal cation, “X” denotes a halogen, and n=0-1.

US Pat. No. 10,483,310

ISOLATION STRUCTURE FOR REDUCING CROSSTALK BETWEEN PIXELS AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. An isolation structure, comprising:a reflective layer;
a first dielectric layer disposed on the reflective layer;
a second dielectric layer disposed on the first dielectric layer; and
a third dielectric layer disposed on the second dielectric layer, wherein the second dielectric layer is located between the first dielectric layer and the third dielectric layer and a dielectric constant of the first dielectric layer is different from that of the second dielectric layer.

US Pat. No. 10,483,305

IMAGE SENSOR INCLUDING PLANAR BOUNDARY BETWEEN OPTICAL BLACK AND ACTIVE PIXEL SENSOR AREAS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An image sensor comprising:a substrate comprising a sensor array area, a pad area, and a circuit area, wherein the sensor array area comprises a first area including active pixels and a second area including optical black pixels, the pad area is disposed around the sensor array area, and the circuit area is disposed between the sensor array area and the pad area;
a wiring layer extending on a level spaced apart from the substrate by a first distance, on the pad area; and
a light-shielding pattern comprising a first portion, a second portion, and a third portion, wherein the first portion extends on a level spaced apart from the substrate by a second distance less than the first distance, the second portion is disposed between the first portion and the wiring layer and extends on the level of the wiring layer, and the third portion is disposed between the first portion and the second portion and is integrally formed with the first portion and the second portion.

US Pat. No. 10,483,302

SOLID-STATE IMAGING DEVICE

HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.,...

1. A solid-state imaging device comprising:a plurality of photoelectric converting units aligned in a first direction;
a plurality of charge-accumulating units, each being aligned with a corresponding photoelectric converting unit in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction, and each being configured to accumulate a charge generated in the corresponding photoelectric converting unit;
a charge-output unit configured to obtain charges respectively transferred from the plurality of charge-accumulating units, and transfer in the first direction, to output the charges; and
a plurality of transfer units, each being disposed between a corresponding charge-accumulating unit of the plurality of charge-accumulating units and the charge-output unit in the second direction, and each being configured to obtain the charge accumulated in the corresponding charge-accumulating unit and transfer the obtained charge to the charge-output unit,
each of the photoelectric converting units including:
a photosensitive region configured to generate the charge in accordance with light incidence; and
an electric potential gradient forming unit configured to form, for the photosensitive region, an electric potential gradient increasing along the second direction, the electric potential gradient forming unit being configured to accelerate migration of the charge in the second direction in the photosensitive region, and each of the charge-accumulating units including:
a plurality of regions, including a first region, a second region, and a third region, in which an impurity concentration is gradually changed in one way in the second direction, wherein the plurality of regions are disposed in an order of the first region, the second region, and the third region in the second direction; and
an electrode, including a first electrode and a second electrode, disposed over the plurality of regions in which the impurity concentration is gradually varied, and configured to apply an electric field to the plurality of regions, wherein the first electrode is disposed over the first region and the second region, the second electrode is disposed over the second region and the third region, and wherein the second electrode is applied with a voltage higher than that applied to the first electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,483,283

FLASH MEMORY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURE THEREOF

SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURI...

1. A method for manufacturing a flash memory device, comprising:providing a substrate;
forming a plurality of sacrificial layers and a plurality of interval insulation layers on the substrate, with the sacrificial layers and the interval insulation layers stacking over each other alternately;
forming a through-hole by etching the sacrificial layers and the interval insulation layers until an upper surface of the substrate is exposed;
forming a channel structure in the through-hole, wherein the channel structure comprises, sequentially from inner to outer of the channel structure, a channel layer, a tunnel insulation layer wrapped around the channel layer, a charge capture layer wrapped around the tunnel insulation layer, and a blocking layer wrapped around the charge capture layer, wherein the channel layer comprises a first component substantially perpendicular to the upper surface of the substrate and a second component on the first component;
forming a plurality of interval cavities by removing the sacrificial layers;
forming a plurality of gate structures in the interval cavities, with a topmost gate structure wrapped around the second component of the channel layer; and
forming a channel contact component contacting the second component of the channel layer, wherein the channel contact component and the second component of the channel layer form a Schottky contact.

US Pat. No. 10,483,272

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

SK hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A method for fabricating an electronic device including a semiconductor memory, comprising:forming a first stacked structure over a substrate, the first stacked structure including a plurality of first interlayer dielectric layers and first material layers which are alternately stacked over each other;
forming a first channel hole by selectively etching the first stacked structure;
forming a first channel layer in the first channel hole;
forming a channel connection pattern and an etch stop pattern over the first stacked structure, wherein the channel connection pattern overlaps the first channel hole and, wherein the etch stop pattern is formed of the same material as the channel connection pattern, is isolated from the channel connection pattern, and is formed at substantially the same level as the channel connection pattern;
forming a second stacked structure over the channel connection pattern and the etch stop pattern, the second stacked structure including a plurality of second interlayer dielectric layers and second material layers which are alternately stacked over each other;
forming a second channel hole to expose the channel connection pattern by selectively etching the second stacked structure;
forming a second channel layer in the second channel hole;
forming an initial slit by etching the second stacked structure to expose the etch stop pattern; and
forming a final slit by etching the exposed etch stop pattern and the first stacked structure located under the exposed etch stop pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,483,271

NON-VOLATILE MEMORY STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Powerchip Semiconductor M...

1. A non-volatile memory structure, comprising:memory cells disposed on a substrate;
at least one isolation layer located between the memory cells; and
at least one shield electrode disposed on the at least one isolation layer and electrically connected to a source line wherein the non-volatile memory structure is a vertical non-volatile memory structure, and the vertical non-volatile memory structure comprises:
a stacked structure disposed on the substrate and comprising the at least one shield electrode, gate structures, and the at least one isolation layer, wherein the at least one shield electrode and the gate structures are alternately stacked, and the at least one isolation layer is located between the at least one shield electrode and the gate structures; a channel layer disposed on a sidewall at a side of the stacked structure; and a charge storage structure layer disposed between the stacked structure and the channel layer.

US Pat. No. 10,483,262

DUAL NITRIDE STRESSOR FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, comprising:forming a fin structure over a substrate;
forming a shallow trench isolation region along a lower part of the fin structure;
forming a first gate structure over a first portion of the fin structure;
forming a first nitride layer over a second portion of the fin structure and the shallow trench isolation region;
exposing the first nitride layer to ultraviolet radiation;
removing a part of the second portion of the fin structure after exposing the first nitride layer to ultraviolet radiation so that the second portion of the fin structure above the shallow trench isolation region is removed and a residual portion of the first nitride layer remains over the shallow trench isolation region; and
forming source/drain regions at the second portion of the fin structure so that the source/drain regions extend along and contact a side surface of the residual portion of the first nitride layer from a bottom of the residual portion to a top of the residual portion and a portion of the source/drain regions are formed vertically and laterally over the residual portion of the first nitride layer.

US Pat. No. 10,483,255

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

SOCIONEXT INC., Yokohama...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a substrate;
a first circuit;
a first power supply line;
a second power supply line which is electrically coupled to the first circuit;
a first ground line which is electrically coupled to the first circuit;
a first switch circuit which includes a first switch section;
a first well tap which is electrically coupled to the substrate and the second power supply line;
a second circuit;
a third power supply line;
a fourth power supply line which is electrically coupled to the second circuit;
a second ground line which is electrically coupled to the second circuit; and
a second switch circuit which includes a second switch section,
wherein
the first switch section is adjacent to the first well tap in a plan view,
the first switch section includes a first switch transistor which is disposed between the first power supply line and the second power supply line,
the second switch section is adjacent to no well tap in a plan view,
the second switch section includes a second switch transistor which is disposed between the third power supply line and the fourth power supply line.

US Pat. No. 10,483,250

THREE-DIMENSIONAL SMALL FORM FACTOR SYSTEM IN PACKAGE ARCHITECTURE

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first package having a first side and an opposite second side, the first package including:
a plurality of embedded electronic components, ones of the plurality of embedded electronic components laterally adjacent to one another, and
one or more embedded via bars, each via bar including a plurality of through vias;
and
a second package having a first side and an opposite second side, the second package including:
a plurality of embedded electronic components, ones of the plurality of embedded electronic components laterally adjacent to one another;
wherein a first side of the first package and a second side of second package are coupled together by a plurality of connections, including at least a first connection connecting the second package to a first component of the first package and a second connection connecting one of the plurality of embedded electronic components of the second package to a first via bar of the one or more embedded via bars, wherein the one of the plurality of embedded electronic components of the second package is directly over the first via bar of the one of the one or more embedded via bars of the first package.

US Pat. No. 10,483,230

BONDING PACKAGE COMPONENTS THROUGH PLATING

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A package comprising:a first package component comprising a first electrical connector, wherein the first electrical connector comprises a first sidewall surface;
a second package component comprising a second electrical connector, wherein the second electrical connector comprises a second sidewall surface; and
a metal layer formed of a non-solder metallic material, the metal layer comprising:
a first portion on the first sidewall surface;
a second portion on the second sidewall surface, wherein the first portion is continuously connected to the second portion, and the first electrical connector and the second electrical connector are physically separated from each other; and
a third portion completely separating the first electrical connector and the second electrical connector from each other, wherein the first portion, the second portion, and the third portion form a single continuous layer.

US Pat. No. 10,483,199

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH COILS IN DIFFERENT WIRING LAYERS

Renesas Electronics Corpo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a substrate having a main surface and a rear surface opposite the main surface;
a first insulating film formed on the main surface of the substrate;
a first coil formed on the first insulating film;
a second insulating film formed on the first coil;
a first wiring formed on the second insulating film;
a third insulating film formed on the first wiring;
a groove formed in the third insulating film and separating the third insulating film into a first portion of the third insulating film and a second portion of the third insulating film in a plan view;
a second coil formed on the first portion of the third insulating file and overlapped with the first coil in a cross section view; and
a second wiring formed on the second portion of the third insulating film and in the groove,
wherein the groove surrounds the first and second coils in the plan view, and
wherein the groove overlaps with the first wiring in the cross section view.

US Pat. No. 10,483,196

EMBEDDED TRACE SUBSTRATE STRUCTURE AND SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE STRUCTURE INCLUDING THE SAME

ADVANCED SEMICONDUCTOR EN...

1. A substrate structure, comprising:a carrier having a first surface and a second surface;
a first metal layer disposed on the first surface of the carrier, wherein the first metal layer includes a base metal layer and a conductive metal layer, the base metal layer is disposed on the first surface of the carrier, and the conductive metal layer is disposed on the base metal layer;
a circuit layer disposed on the conductive metal layer of the first metal layer; and
a dielectric layer covering the circuit layer and defining a plurality of openings to expose portions of the circuit layer and portions of the first metal layer.

US Pat. No. 10,483,187

HEAT SPREADING DEVICE AND METHOD

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method comprising:placing a die stack on a front side of a device wafer;
forming conductive connectors on a back side of the device wafer;
singulating the device wafer to form an integrated circuit die, the die stack disposed on the integrated circuit die;
placing the integrated circuit die on a carrier substrate;
bonding a front side of a dummy wafer to the integrated circuit die, the die stack disposed in a recess in the front side of the dummy wafer;
debonding the integrated circuit die from the carrier substrate; and
singulating the dummy wafer to form a dummy semiconductor feature, the dummy semiconductor feature laterally surrounding the die stack, the dummy semiconductor feature electrically isolated from the die stack and the integrated circuit die.

US Pat. No. 10,483,181

ELECTRONIC PACKAGE AND FABRICATION METHOD

STMicroelectronics (Greno...

1. A package, comprising:a support plate having a front face;
an electronic integrated circuit chip mounted on the front face of the support plate;
an encapsulation cap comprising a front wall extending in front of the electronic integrated circuit chip and a peripheral wall having an end edge at least partly facing a peripheral zone of the support plate, the support plate and the encapsulation cap delimiting at least one chamber in which the electronic integrated circuit chip is situated; and
at least one bead of glue inserted between said peripheral zone of the support plate and said end edge of the peripheral wall of the encapsulation cap;
wherein the peripheral outer face of said encapsulation cap has at least one local hollowed-out recess extending from said end edge and only partially along at a local and limited portion of said peripheral wall in the peripheral direction of the peripheral wall, said at least one local recess locally uncovering said bead of glue in a local portion of the bead of glue in the peripheral direction of the peripheral wall.

US Pat. No. 10,483,158

CONTACT HOLE STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME

UNITED MICROELECTRONICS C...

1. A contact hole structure, comprising:a substrate having a top surface;
an epitaxial layer embedded within the substrate;
a contact hole disposed in the epitaxial layer, wherein the contact hole in the epitaxial layer has an inner surface comprising a convex curved portion and a concave curved portion, the convex curved portion is in a shape of a first circular arc and the concave curved portion is in a shape of a second circular arc, and wherein the contact hole has an intersection coplanar with the top surface, and a first width of the intersection is larger than a third width of any part of the contact hole below the intersection, and the first width and the third width are parallel; and
a silicide layer filling in the contact hole, wherein the convex curved portion and the concave curved portion directly contact the silicide layer.

US Pat. No. 10,483,152

HIGH RESISTIVITY SEMICONDUCTOR-ON-INSULATOR WAFER AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING

GlobalWafers Co., Ltd., ...

1. A multilayer structure comprising:a single crystal semiconductor handle substrate comprising two major, generally parallel surfaces, one of which is a front surface of the single crystal semiconductor handle substrate and the other of which is a back surface of the single crystal semiconductor handle substrate, a circumferential edge joining the front and back surfaces of the single crystal semiconductor handle substrate, a central plane between the front surface and the back surface of the single crystal semiconductor handle substrate, and a bulk region between the front and back surfaces of the single crystal semiconductor handle substrate, wherein the single crystal semiconductor handle substrate has a minimum bulk region resistivity of at least about 3000 ohm-cm;
a relaxed semiconductor layer comprising germanium in a molar percent of germanium of at least 20 molar %, the relaxed semiconductor layer in interfacial contact with the front surface of the single crystal semiconductor handle substrate;
a charge trapping layer comprising a polycrystalline silicon layer in interfacial contact with the relaxed semiconductor layer, wherein the charge trapping layer has a resistivity of at least about 1000 ohm-cm;
a dielectric layer in interfacial contact with the charge trapping player comprising the polycrystalline silicon layer; and
a single crystal semiconductor device layer in interfacial contact with the dielectric layer.

US Pat. No. 10,483,148

PROTECTIVE TAPE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

DEXERIALS CORPORATION, T...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, the method comprising:pasting a protective tape to a surface of a wafer on which a bump electrode is formed, the protective tape having an adhesive agent layer, a thermoplastic resin layer, and a matrix film layer in this order;
grinding a surface of the wafer opposite to the surface on which the protective tape is pasted;
pasting an adhesive tape to the ground surface of the wafer;
peeling the protective tape so that the adhesive agent layer remains and other layers are removed;
dicing the wafer to which the adhesive tape is pasted to obtain individual semiconductor chips; and
curing the adhesive agent layer before dicing, wherein:
the adhesive agent layer after curing has a shear storage modulus of 3.0E+08 Pa to 5.0E+09 Pa, and
the ratio of the thickness of the adhesive agent layer of the protective tape before pasting to the height of the bump electrode is 1/30 to 1/6.

US Pat. No. 10,483,141

SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESS EQUIPMENT

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A substrate transport system, comprising:a chamber having an interior wall;
a planar motor disposed on the interior wall;
a substrate carrier magnetically coupled to the planar motor, the substrate carrier comprising:
a base;
a substrate supporting surface coupled to a support member extending from the base in a cantilevered orientation; and
an electrically conductive plate to apply radio frequency power to the chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,483,128

EPITAXIALLY COATED SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN EPITAXIALLY COATED SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER

SILTRONIC AG, Munich (DE...

1. An epitaxially coated semiconductor wafer, comprising:a substrate wafer comprising monocrystalline silicon having a front side, rear side, a center, and a periphery;
an epitaxial layer comprising silicon and having a polished surface on the front side of the substrate wafer, wherein the polished surface has an RMS roughness of not more than 0.055 nm in a measurement window having dimensions of 10 ?m×10 ?m;
a denuded zone extending from the polished surface of the epitaxial layer to the rear side of the substrate wafer as far as a depth which, between the center and the periphery of the semiconductor wafer, is not less than 6 ?m and not more than 14 ?m, and
a region adjoining the denuded zone and having BMD nuclei which can develop into BMDs by heat treatment, with a peak density of BMD nuclei of not less than 3.5×109 cm?3 at a distance of not more than 70 ?m from the polished surface of the epitaxial layer.

US Pat. No. 10,483,119

SELF-ALIGNED DOUBLE PATTERNING (SADP) METHOD

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method of forming an integrated circuit device, comprising:providing a substrate having a masking layer over the substrate and a sacrificial layer over the masking layer;
forming and patterning a first protection layer on the sacrificial layer;
patterning the sacrificial layer to form a plurality of mandrels and a mandrel mark next to the plurality of mandrels;
forming spacers along peripheries of the mandrels and the mandrel mark including along respective sides and ends of the mandrels;
forming a second protection layer to cover a first portion of the mandrels and the mandrel mark and to expose a second portion of the mandrels;
removing the exposed second portion of the mandrels and the spacers along respective sides and ends of the second portion of the mandrels;
removing the first portion of the mandrels while leaving the spacers along respective sides of the first portion of the mandrels;
forming a dummy protection layer next to the remaining spacers over a dummy region of the masking layer; and
patterning the masking layer according to the remaining spacers and the dummy protection layer to form a device mask, a dummy mask, and a mask level mark over the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,483,113

WIRING BOARD, TFT SUBSTRATE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING WIRING BOARD, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING TFT SUBSTRATE

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. A TFT substrate comprising:a substrate;
a gate comprising a gate electrode and a gate wiring, the gate comprising copper and formed on one surface of the substrate;
a protection film to cover the gate;
an insulation film formed on the protection film;
a semiconductor film formed on the insulation film; and
a source and a drain formed on the semiconductor film and facing each other with a space therebetween above the gate electrode,
wherein the protection film covers an entire exposed surface of the gate,
an opening is formed in the gate electrode,
the protection film is provided so as to partially fill the opening,
the semiconductor film comprises a channel between the source and the drain, and
the channel is formed at a concave portion of the semiconductor film, the concave portion having a shape along the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,483,099

METHOD FOR FORMING THERMALLY STABLE ORGANOSILICON POLYMER FILM

ASM IP Holding B.V., Alm...

1. A method of forming a thermally stable organosilicon polymer, comprising:(i) depositing an organosilicon polymer whose backbone is primarily or partly composed of silicon atoms on a substrate using a silicon-containing precursor in a reaction space; and
(ii) exposing the organosilicon polymer deposited in step (i) to a hydrogen plasma in the absence of the precursor in the reaction space in a manner increasing Si—H bonds and decreasing C—H bonds in the organosilicon polymer without depositing an organosilicon polymer.

US Pat. No. 10,483,087

MULTI CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM WRITING APPARATUS AND MULTI CHARGED PARTICLE BEAM WRITING METHOD

NuFlare Technology, Inc.,...

1. A multi charged particle beam writing apparatus comprising:a movable stage on which a substrate, serving as a writing target, is placed;
an emitter emitting a charged particle beam;
an aperture plate including a plurality of openings through which the charged particle beam passes to form multiple beams;
a blanking plate including a plurality of blankers each performing blanking deflection on a corresponding one of the multiple beams;
bitmap generation processing circuitry generating bitmap data for each writing pass of multi-pass writing, the bitmap data specifying irradiation time periods for a plurality of irradiation positions allocated to meshes obtained by virtually dividing a writing area of the substrate;
a plurality of dose correction units configured to receive bitmap subdata items obtained by dividing the bitmap data from the bitmap generation processing circuitry, correct the irradiation time periods to generate a plurality of dose data items corresponding to respective processing ranges, and hold the plurality of dose data items;
a plurality of signal line groups, each signal line group formed of a plurality of signal lines, wherein each respective signal line group transmits a corresponding data item to a corresponding region of the blanking plate; and
data transfer processing circuitry transferring the plurality of dose data items generated or held by the plurality of dose correction units to the blanking plate through the plurality of signal line groups,
wherein the data transfer processing circuitry changes the correspondence of the plurality of dose data items generated or held by the respective dose correction units to the respective signal line groups to thereby change which respective of the signal line groups receives a respective dose data item, for each writing pass,
the multi-pass writing is performed while a writing range is shifted for each writing pass,
each of the dose correction units corrects the irradiation time periods with reference to a distortion map for the blanking plate, and changes a reference portion of the distortion map for each writing pass,
a part of a writing range of an nth (n is an integer of 2 or more) writing pass is overlapped with a writing range of an (n?1)th writing pass,
the plurality of dose correction units include a first dose correction unit and a second dose correction unit,
the bitmap generation processing circuitry transmits a bitmap subdata item corresponding to a region that has not been subjected to writing in the (n?1)th writing pass and becomes a writing target in the nth writing pass to the first dose correction unit, and
the second dose correction unit stores the bitmap subdata item corresponding to an overlapped writing range between the (n?1)th writing pass and the nth writing pass, and corrects the irradiation time periods specified in the stored same bitmap subdata item for the (n?1)th and nth passes.

US Pat. No. 10,483,074

PRINTED ACTIVE DEVICE WITH A 3D THERMIONIC ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATION...

1. A 3D printed apparatus comprising a 3D printed thermionic electronic component integral with a fabric of the apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,483,068

SWITCH DISCONNECTOR SYSTEMS SUITABLE FOR MOLDED CASE CIRCUIT BREAKERS AND RELATED METHODS

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A circuit breaker, comprising:a housing;
an arc chute in the housing and comprising a plurality of stacked arc chute plates;
a movable contact arm in the housing and holding a moving contact;
a line terminal in the housing and comprising a terminal end portion that faces a line side of the housing, wherein the line terminal is a single piece shaped body, wherein the terminal end portion merges into an arm segment that has a first portion that angles upward at a first angle, wherein the first portion of the arm segment merges into a second portion that resides further away from the line side of the housing than the first portion and that angles downward from the first portion at a second angle, and wherein the second portion of the arm segment merges into a base segment that extends beneath the arm segment and that is coupled to a wall of the housing; and
a stationary contact in the housing and held by the second portion of the arm segment of the line terminal, wherein the base segment comprises a leg, and wherein the second portion of the arm segment extends a distance away from the stationary contact in a direction away from the terminal end portion of the line terminal before merging into the leg of the base segment.

US Pat. No. 10,483,066

FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTER DEVICE

Leviton Manufacturing Co....

1. A circuit interrupting device comprising:a. a first pair of electrical conductors including a phase conductor and a neutral conductor, the first pair of electrical conductors adapted to electrically connect to a source of electric current;
b. a second pair of electrical conductors including a phase conductor and a neutral conductor;
c. a third pair of electrical conductors including a phase conductor and a neutral conductor, the third pair of electrical conductors adapted to electrically connect to at least one user accessible receptacle, wherein the first, second, and third pairs of electrical conductors are capable of being electrically isolated from each other;
d. a reset button;
e. a single latch rotatable between a reset position wherein electrical continuity is provided between the respective phase and neutral conductors of the first pair of electrical conductors and at least one of the second and third pairs of electrical conductors, and a trip position wherein at least one of the phase or neutral electrical conductors of each of the first, second, and third pairs of electrical conductors are electrically isolated from one another, the single latch being physically coupled to the reset button in both the reset position and the trip position; and
f. a circuit interrupter configured to engage the single latch upon the occurrence of a fault to cause the single latch to rotate from the reset position to the trip position.

US Pat. No. 10,483,059

PARTICLE EXTRACTION SYSTEM FOR AN INTERRUPTER

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A particle extraction apparatus comprising: a particle dislodging apparatus operably connectable to an electrical interrupter; a particle removal apparatus operably connectable to the electrical interrupter; and an electronic control system operably connected to the particle dislodging apparatus and to the particle removal apparatus, wherein the electrical interrupter is installed in a support bay, and wherein the particle removal apparatus is in fluid communication with a pumping system that is configured to produce a compressed fluid flow within the support bay that is deliverable to the electrical interrupter.

US Pat. No. 10,483,056

PUSH SWITCH AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING PUSH SWITCH

CITIZEN ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A push switch comprising:a resilient member being made of metal, the resilient member comprising:
a concave shape being recessed downward in a plan view, and having a bowl shape and a curved surface;
an opening being positioned at a center of a bottom of the concave shape; and
at least two protrusions each protruding outward and downward with an oblique angle around the concave shape;
a light-emitting element being arranged in the opening that is positioned at the center of the bottom of the concave shape of the resilient member, the curved surface of the concave shape of the resilient member surrounding the light-emitting element, and being configured to reflect light emitted from the light emitting element upward;
an electrically-insulating member comprising upper electrodes being arranged on an upper surface of the electrically-insulating member, wherein
the upper electrodes comprise at least one first electrode and at least one second electrode, the at least one second electrode being positioned outside of the at least one first electrode, and
the center of the bottom of the concave shape of the resilient member is in constant contact with the at least one first electrode, at least one of the at least two protrusions being arranged above the at least one second electrode; and
a film comprising a light-transmitting resin, the film being arranged over the resilient member,
wherein the at least one of the at least two protrusions coming into electric contact with the at least one second electrode when the film is pressed down from above.

US Pat. No. 10,483,053

SWITCH COVER

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A cover for an electrical switch comprising:a front wall;
a perimeter wall extending around the front wall, the front wall and the perimeter wall defining an inner region of the cover,
a primary coupling feature sized and positioned to permit coupling of the cover with a portion of a switch housing in a first position that prevents access to all electrically conductive components, the primary coupling feature including a first aperture and a second aperture that each extends through the front wall and is in direct fluid communication with the inner region of the cover, the first aperture being separated from the second aperture by a first distance; and
a secondary coupling feature sized and positioned to permit coupling of the cover with the portion of the switch housing in a second position to permit access to only a portion of the electrically conductive components, the secondary coupling feature extending outwardly from the perimeter wall, the secondary coupling feature comprising a third aperture and a fourth aperture that are separated by a second distance, the first distance and the second distance being the same such that the primary coupling feature and the secondary coupling feature are positioned to be coupled to a same portion of the switch housing, wherein the third and fourth apertures each comprise an eyelet that protrudes outward from the perimeter wall of the cover.

US Pat. No. 10,483,043

APPARATUSES, MULTI-CHIP MODULES AND CAPACITIVE CHIPS

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a capacitive chip electrically connected with an integrated circuit chip; the capacitive chip comprising capacitive units, and comprising at least four of the capacitive units per square millimeter, the individual capacitive units each comprising:
layers in a capacitor stack, the layers being alternating electrode layers and dielectric layers; the capacitor stack extending across an undulating topography having elevational offsets of from about 30 microns to about 100 microns; the electrode layers comprising one or more metals; the dielectric layers comprising one or more oxides; and
the capacitor stack comprising at least 10 of the layers.

US Pat. No. 10,483,016

CABLE, ELECTRIC POWER STEERING DEVICE USING THE CABLE, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE CABLE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A cable comprising:a center member,
a plurality of conductive wires each of which has a perimeter disposition part disposed around the center member and an extension part integrally formed with the perimeter disposition part so as to extend from the perimeter disposition part,
a sheath that covers the center member and the perimeter disposition part,
a thermally shrinkable tube that surrounds an end portion of the sheath and a part of the extension part, and
an adhesive melted or softened by heat disposed inside the tube.

US Pat. No. 10,482,989

DYNAMIC DIAGNOSTICS ANALYSIS FOR MEMORY BUILT-IN SELF-TEST

1. A memory built-in self-test (“MBIST”) diagnostics system, comprising:a memory, wherein the memory is tested with an algorithm for a plurality of passes;
a data compare unit;
a tester; and
a processor, wherein:
during a first pass of the test, the data compare unit is configured to provide, to the tester, a clock cycle associated with a word of the memory including at least one mis-compare,
during at least a second pass of the test, the data compare unit is further configured to (i) extract contents of the word based on the corresponding clock cycle and (ii) provide the extracted contents of the word to the tester, and
the processor is configured to generate a bit fail map report based on the extracted contents of the word, wherein the bit fail map report includes information associated with the at least one mis-compare.

US Pat. No. 10,482,979

CAPACITIVE VOLTAGE MODIFIER FOR POWER MANAGEMENT

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A memory sub-system, comprising:a power management integrated circuit (PMIC) compatible with operation at an uppermost PMIC supply voltage that is lower than a primary supply voltage of the memory sub-system, the PMIC configured to output a plurality of voltages for operation of the memory sub-system based on a PMIC supply voltage; and
a capacitive voltage modifier (CVM) coupled to the PMIC, the CVM configured to:
receive the primary supply voltage of the memory sub-system as an input; and
provide a first modified primary supply voltage (MPSV) to the PMIC as the PMIC supply voltage, wherein the first MPSV is not higher than the uppermost PMIC supply voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,482,954

PHASE CHANGE MEMORY DEVICE

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A memory system, comprising:a memory array comprising multiple memory cells, each coupled to a data bitline, the memory cells arranged in groups with the memory cells of each group coupled to a single wordline;
multiple reference cells, each reference cell connected to a reference bitline, with at least two reference cells associated with each group of memory cells; and
a current/voltage converter connected to the data bitlines and reference bitlines through data bitline switches and reference bitline switches, each of the reference bitline switches being sequentially and alternately operated, during a read operation in a respective group, to sequentially and alternately direct a reference current from the respective reference cell to the current/voltage converter.

US Pat. No. 10,482,933

COLUMN MULTIPLEXOR DECODING

GLOBALFOUNDRIES U.S. INC....

1. A structure comprising a column multiplexor circuit which comprises a plurality of bit line groups to perform a read operation of data using half of a plurality of column selection signals included in the column multiplexor circuit, and each of the bit line groups comprises a plurality of bit lines and a reference bit line column connected to a plurality of transistors,wherein the plurality of bit line groups comprises a first bit line group, a second bit line group, a third bit line group, and a fourth bit line group, and
the reference bit line column of the third bit line group is an unused multiplexor output.

US Pat. No. 10,482,910

DISK DEVICE WITH MULTI-LAYER FLEXIBLE PRINTED WIRING BOARD MOUNTED TO ACTUATOR BLOCK

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A disk device comprising:a disk-shaped recording medium including a recording layer;
a magnetic head configured to process information on the recording medium; and
an actuator assembly supporting the magnetic head to be movable relative to the recording medium,
wherein the actuator assembly comprises a rotatable actuator block, a plurality of suspension assemblies extending from the actuator block and at least one of the suspension assemblies supporting the magnetic head, and a flexible printed wiring board mounted on the actuator block;
the flexible printed wiring board comprises:
a base insulation layer;
a plurality of first wirings on the base insulation layer;
an intermediate insulation layer overlapped with the first wirings and the base insulation layer;
a plurality of connection pads on the intermediate insulation layer;
a cover insulation layer overlapped with the connection pads and the intermediate insulation layer and including a plurality of openings through which the connection pads are exposed to the cover insulation layer; and
conductive vias electrically connecting the first wirings to at least a part of the connection pads respectively, the conductive vias being arranged to overlap with the connection pads in a thickness direction of the flexible printed wiring board.

US Pat. No. 10,482,907

METHODS OF PROTECTING WRITE POLE FROM CORROSION IN HAMR HEAD

Western Digital Technolog...

1. A heat assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) head for writing to a HAMR medium, comprising:a near field transducer (NFT) comprising an end proximal to an air bearing surface (ABS) and configured to direct light from a laser to a region on the HAMR medium; and
a write pole configured to write to the region on the HAMR medium and comprising a bottom surface proximal to the ABS, a first side proximal to the NFT and a second side opposite the first side;
wherein the write pole comprises a recessed part extending from a portion of the bottom surface along a portion of the first side;
wherein the portion of the bottom surface has a length less than a total length of the bottom surface and the portion of the first side has a height less than a total length of the first side;
wherein the recessed part is embedded in the write pole.

US Pat. No. 10,482,882

PROACTIVE INCORPORATION OF UNSOLICITED CONTENT INTO HUMAN-TO-COMPUTER DIALOGS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method implemented by one or more processors, comprising:identifying an entity based on a state of a media or gaming software application being executed on a first client device operated by a user, wherein the entity is identified without using explicit input from the user;
determining that an automated assistant operating on a second client device associated with the user has no outstanding obligations to the user, wherein the first and second client devices are part of a coordinated ecosystem of client devices;
identifying one or more facts about the entity based on entity data contained in one or more databases;
determining, for each of the one or more facts, a corresponding measure of potential interest to the user;
generating, by one or more of the processors, unsolicited natural language content, wherein the unsolicited natural language content includes one or more of the facts selected based on the corresponding one or more measures of potential interest; and
after the determination that the automated assistant has no outstanding obligations to the user, incorporating, by the automated assistant into a new or existing human-to-computer dialog session between the user and the automated assistant, the unsolicited natural language content, wherein the incorporating causes the unsolicited natural language content to be automatically output to the user as part of the new or existing human-to-computer dialog session.

US Pat. No. 10,482,881

VOICE APPLICATION PLATFORM

Voicify, LLC, Boston, MA...

1. A computer-implemented method comprisingexposing user interface features in a user interface of a platform, the platform being for developing voice applications,
the user interface features enabling a user to engage in development of the voice applications, each of the voice applications to include responses to be provided by the voice application to voice assistant devices that conform to one or more different voice assistant frameworks, each of the voice assistant frameworks defining formats for requests for service and formats for responses to the requests for service, the requests being based on speech of end-users spoken to the voice assistant devices, at least some of the responses being expressed as audible speech by the voice assistant devices to the end-users, the responses including items of content,
the user interface features exposed in the user interface of the development platform enabling the user to select and manage the items of content to be included in the responses,
in real time while the items of content are being selected and managed by the user while engaged in development of the voice applications, exposing through the user interface, information about effectiveness of one or more of the items of content, and
executing the voice application to generate the responses including the selected and managed items of content.

US Pat. No. 10,482,869

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NOISE CANCELLATION IN EMERGENCY RESPONSE VEHICLES

WHELEN ENGINEERING COMPAN...

20. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium having computer readable program instructions, the computer readable program instructions read and executed by at least one processor for performing a method for noise cancellation in a vehicle, the method comprises: determining a waveform of a first sound wave at a first location; calculating another waveform of the first sound wave at a second location of an operator based on the waveform of the first sound wave at the first location and a first distance between the first location and the second location; generating at least one control signal based on the determined another waveform of the first sound wave at the second location, and generating, using a sound generator positioned at a third location, a second sound wave based on the at least one control signal, wherein a waveform of the second sound wave are formed to cancel out the first sound wave at the second location, and wherein the first sound wave is generated by a noise source, wherein the generating at least, one control signal based on the determined another waveform of the first sound wave at the second location comprises: determining an angle at which the first sound wave enters into a cabin of the vehicle through a surface; calculating the another waveform of the first sound wave at the second location based on the determined angle, wherein when the determined angle gets closer to 90 degrees with respect to the surface of the vehicle, the amplitude of the first sound wave after passing through the surface of the vehicle becomes increased, and wherein when the determined angle gets farther away from the 90 degrees with respect to the surface of the vehicle, the amplitude of the first sound wave after passing through the surface of the vehicle becomes decreased.

US Pat. No. 10,482,848

FACILE AND PRECISE GEOREFERENCING AND OVERLAYING OF MAP TILES

International Business Ma...

9. A computer system comprising:one or more computer processors;
one or more computer-readable storage media; and
one or more computer-readable storage media and program instructions stored on at least one of the one or more computer-readable storage media, the program instructions comprising:
program instructions to receive a map image file, wherein the map image file includes geographical and flood activity data;
program instructions to convert the map image file into a flood activity raster map image file, wherein the flood activity raster map image file includes one or more flood activity raster images, wherein the one or more flood activity raster images include a first plurality of pixels;
program instructions to label one or more of the first plurality of pixels with a first set of geographical coordinates using at least a portion of the geographical data included in the map image file, wherein the first set of geographical coordinates are UTM coordinates;
program instructions to overlay one of the one or more flood activity raster images and a second raster image that includes street map data, wherein the second raster image has an image resolution that is different from an image resolution of the one of the one or more flood activity raster images, resulting in a higher resolution image and a lower resolution image, wherein the second raster image further includes a second plurality of pixels that are labeled with a second set of geographical coordinates, wherein pixels from the first plurality of pixels are overlaid with pixels from the second plurality of pixels that have same sets of geographical coordinates, wherein a tile of the lower resolution image is divided into a grid with sections that match a number of pixels in the higher resolution image, and wherein created grid sections are assigned geographical coordinates based on geographical coordinates of pixel values;
program instructions to search municipal databases for construction projects not included in the street map data, wherein the construction projects include buildings and roadways undergoing construction;
program instructions to overlay a third raster image to the one or more flood activity raster images and the second raster image, wherein the third raster image includes the construction projects;
program instructions to make opaque two of the one or more flood activity raster images, the second raster image, and the third raster image to allow a bottom map layer of the one of the one or more flood activity raster images, the second raster image, and the third raster image to be visualized underneath a top map layer, wherein a user is queried to determine which of the two of the one or more flood activity raster images, the second raster image, and the third raster image to make opaque, wherein the user query includes outputting to the user a merged product of overlaying the one of the one or more flood activity raster images, the second raster image, and the third raster image, and wherein the user modifies the degree of opacity of the two of the one or more flood activity raster images, the second raster image, and the third raster image; and
program instructions to save the merged product of the overlaying the one of the one or more flood activity raster images, the second raster image, and the third raster image as an image file that includes a multilayer raster map image.

US Pat. No. 10,482,845

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND RECORDING MEDIUM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:a sensor configured to detect a movement of the electronic apparatus;
a communicator comprising communication circuitry configured to wirelessly communicate with one or more external apparatuses;
a signal processor configured to process data; and
a controller configured to:
detect one of the electronic apparatus and the external apparatus which move close to each other within a preset distance,
based on a first movement of the electronic apparatus moving close to the external apparatus, designate the communicator as a transmitter for transmitting data and designate the external apparatus as a receiver for receiving the data from the transmitter,
based on a second movement of the electronic apparatus detected by the sensor and the communicator being designated as the transmitter, control the communicator to transmit the data corresponding to the detected second movement to the external electronic apparatus as the receiver, and
based on a third movement of the external apparatus moving close to the electronic apparatus instead of the first movement of electronic apparatus, designate the external apparatus as a transmitter for transmitting data and designate the communicator as a receiver for receiving the data from the transmitter.

US Pat. No. 10,482,818

PIXEL CONTROLLED VIA EMISSION CONTROL SIGNALS DURING SUB-PERIODS AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display device comprising:pixels coupled to scan lines, emission control lines, and data lines;
a scan driver configured to supply scan signals to the pixels through the scan lines;
an emission driver configured to supply emission control signals to the pixels through the emission control lines; and
a data driver configured to supply data signals to the pixels through the data lines,
wherein the emission driver is configured to supply the emission control signals for each one of sub-periods in one frame period,
wherein the one frame period comprises a first sub-period, a second sub-period, a third sub-period, and a fourth sub-period, which are sequentially ordered,
wherein the scan driver is configured to supply the scan signals during the first sub-period and not during the second, third, and fourth sub-periods, and
wherein the emission control signals in the third sub-period have a first width, and the emission control signals in the first, second, and fourth sub-periods have a second width that is less than the first width.

US Pat. No. 10,482,812

LIGHT-EMITTING CONTROL SIGNAL GENERATION CIRCUIT, DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

SHANGHAI TIANMA MICRO-ELE...

1. A light-emitting control signal generation circuit, comprising:a first control module;
an interlocking stabilization module;
a second control module; and
an output module, wherein:
the first control module is configured to control a potential of a first node, under a control of an effective pulse signal inputted by a signal input terminal, a first clock signal inputted by a first clock signal terminal and a second clock signal inputted by a second clock signal terminal,
the second control module is configured to control a potential of a second node, under a control of the first clock signal inputted by the first clock signal terminal, the second clock signal inputted by the second clock signal terminal, a first voltage signal inputted by a first voltage signal terminal, a second voltage signal inputted by a second voltage signal terminal and the potential of the first node,
the interlocking stabilization module is configured to stably control a potential of a third node, under a control of the second voltage signal inputted by the second voltage signal terminal, and
the output module is configured to transmit the first voltage signal inputted by the first voltage signal terminal to a signal output terminal under a control of the potential of the first node and the potential of the third node, and to transmit the second voltage signal inputted by the second voltage signal terminal to the signal output terminal under a control of the potential of the second node.

US Pat. No. 10,482,799

RIMLESS DISPLAY DEVICE AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF

Kunshan New Flat Panel Di...

1. A rimless display device, comprisinga flexible substrate, provided with a display region having an organic light-emitting layer arranged therein and a non-display region;
wherein the non-display region of the flexible substrate is fixed on a lateral surface or a rear surface of the display device after the non-display region is folded,
wherein the non-display region is provided with an integrated circuit zone and a gate driving circuit zone, and the gate driving circuit zone has a hollowed-out structure.

US Pat. No. 10,482,784

NATURAL ORIENTATION INDUCTION TOOL APPARATUS AND METHOD

1. An apparatus to relieve symptoms of disorientation of a subject, the apparatus comprising:transducers positioned symmetrically and remotely with respect to the head of a subject;
a controller operably connected to cause the transducers to oscillate at a frequency corresponding to an audible tone occurring with a uniform periodicity, together selected to orient the subject;
a securement providing intimate mechanical contact of the transducers with the skin to move the skin with the transducers; and
the controller, programmed to remedy consequences of disorientation by maintaining the frequency and periodicity for a duration selected to abate the consequences.

US Pat. No. 10,482,781

ONLINE EDUCATION PLATFORM HAVING AN INSTRUCTOR DASHBOARD

COURSERA, INC., Mountain...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing executable instructions that when executed by at least one processor are configured to implement an online education platform, the online education platform configured to provide an online course over a network to a plurality of learner computing devices, the online course providing education content in which learners view and interact with the education content, the online education platform configured to:provide an instructor dashboard on a user interface of a client application executable by an instructor computing device associated with an instructor of the online course, the instructor dashboard displaying a graphical visualization of at least one of engagement metrics or grading metrics on the user interface, wherein an authoring tool is integrated with the instructor dashboard, the instructor dashboard displaying a selectable link to initiate an edit of the education content on the user interface that also provides the graphical visualization;
provide the authoring tool on the user interface upon activation of the selectable link, the authoring tool displaying a text editor configured to receive a modification to the education content;
convert the education content received via the text editor to an education markup language (EML) format, the EML format including a restrictive extensible markup language (XML) defining a set of restrictive XML tags, the EML format defining a plurality of blocks, each of the plurality of blocks corresponding to a different type of data content with restricted attributes that limit a block to a particular type of data content such that one or more features are not allowed; and
provide, over the network, the education content in the EML format to the plurality of learner computing devices associated with the online course,
wherein the EML format is configured to enable native rendering of the education content in a web application, a mobile web application, and a native mobile application executable by the plurality of learner computing devices.

US Pat. No. 10,482,779

COGNITIVE FUNCTION IMPROVEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. A system for reducing the cognitive load in a user, the user having a field of vision, a center of vision, a right eye peripheral vision and a left eye peripheral vision, the system comprising:a support shaped to be position in front of the user and proximate to the field of vision;
a first display screen attached to the support and positioned in the right eye peripheral vision;
a second display screen attached to the support and positioned in the left eye peripheral vision;
a third display screen operatively attached to the support, the third display screen positioned between the first display screen and the second display screen and proximate to the center of vision;
a processor operatively attached to the support, the first display screen, the second display screen, and the third display screen; and
computer-readable memory medium accessible by the processor and configured to instruct the first display screen and the second display screen to display repetitive, non-biological movement, and to instruct the third display screen to display both repetitive, non-biological movement and either information or an operating task, wherein the displayed repetitive, non-biological movement is selected from a predefined group of repetitive, non-biological movements that reduce the cognitive load of a user, the computer-readable memory medium configured to instruct the third display screen to display user task information.

US Pat. No. 10,482,745

HEAD LOWERING AND TURNING REMINDING DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF AND HELMET

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. A head lowering and turning reminding method for a driver of a vehicle, comprising:S1: acquiring, via a speed sensor, a ground speed of the vehicle, the ground speed being a running velocity Vz of the vehicle in a Z-axis direction;
S2: determining, through a first determination sub-module of an alarm module, whether the running velocity Vz as acquired is greater than a preset speed threshold Vz?;
S3: if the running velocity Vz is greater than the preset speed threshold Vz?, assigning a value 0 to an action continuation parameter n, through a second determination sub-module of the alarm module, and executing the step S4; or else, executing the step S1;
S4: acquiring, through a head posture monitoring module, a head rotation angular velocity ?x of the driver in a X-axis direction, a time tx cost by the head rotation, a head rotation angular velocity ?y of the driver in a Y-axis direction, and a time ty cost by the head rotation;
S5: calculating, through the head posture monitoring module, a head rotation angle ?x(t) and a head rotation angle ?y(t) of the driver at time t according to ?x(t)=??xdt, ?y(t)=??ydt;
S6: determining, through a recognition module, whether the head rotation angle ?x(t) and the head rotation angle ?y(t) of the driver at the time t are greater than a preset angle threshold ?x? and a preset angle threshold ?y?, respectively; if so, executing the step S7; and if not, executing the step S4;
S7: adding 1 to the value of the action continuation parameter n, through the second determination sub-module of the alarm module;
S8: determining whether the action continuation parameter n is greater than a preset continuation threshold n?, through the second determination sub-module of the alarm module; if so, executing the step S9; and if not, executing the step S4;
S9: acquiring, via the speed sensor, the running velocity Vz of the vehicle in the Z-axis direction again, and determining whether the running velocity Vz is greater than the preset speed threshold Vz?, again through the first determination sub-module of the alarm module; if so, executing the step S10; and if not, executing the step S1; and
S10: outputting, through a prompt sub-module of the alarm module, an alarm for reminding the driver;
S11: sending a first speed control signal to the vehicle, through the recognition module, at the same time when outputting the alarm, through the prompt sub-module of the alarm module, to decelerate the running velocity Vz of the vehicle in the Z-axis direction until the vehicle stops; and
S12: sending a second speed control signal to the vehicle, through the recognition module, to restore an original running velocity Vz of the vehicle in the Z-axis direction if no head lowering or turning action for a duration time exceeding a preset time threshold is detected through S4-S8 after the vehicle stops.

US Pat. No. 10,482,742

UNIVERSAL, PROXIMITY WIRELESS SYSTEM FOR POTENTIAL VICTIM TO DISENGAGE DANGEROUS DEVICES

1. A universal proximity wireless system for a potential victim to disengage a dangerous power device to inhibit accidental injury to said potential victim, which comprises:a) a wireless transmitter set to transmit a signal over a predetermined distance at a specified frequency;
b) a transmitter attachment mechanism connected to said wireless transmitter and adapted for attachment to said potential victim;
c) a spark arrestor control comprising a receiver operable to receive said signal from said transmitter, and upon receipt of said signal from said transmitter, to operate a spark arrestor configured to arrest electrical power to a spark plug of the dangerous power device and shut down operation of the dangerous power device.

US Pat. No. 10,482,730

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. An electronic device comprising:a panel; and
a press detector configured to detect a press,
wherein, when the panel is pressed in a first direction orthogonal to the panel, the press detector detects the press in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction, and
the panel is configured to be displaced with a displacement component in the press direction and also a displacement component in a direction orthogonal to the press direction in accordance with a press on an interface surface of the panel.

US Pat. No. 10,482,729

SAFETY LIGHT FOR MOBILE MINING EQUIPMENT

1. A safety light device for use with a mobile mining equipment device, the safety light device comprising:a safety strobe light for being supported on the mobile mining equipment device which generates a periodic light output when activated;
a motion sensor which generates an activation signal response to movement of objects in proximity to the motion sensor;
a controller in communication with the motion sensor so as to be configured to receive the activation signal from the motion sensor;
the controller including a timer configured to measure a prescribed activation period; and
at least one auxiliary strobe light which is different in color from the safety strobe light;
the controller being in communication with the safety strobe light so as to be configured to activate the safety strobe light for the prescribed activation period according to the timer upon receipt of the activation signal from the motion sensor; and
the controller being configured to activate the auxiliary strobe light instead of the safety strobe light in response to a respective activation criterium being met.

US Pat. No. 10,482,726

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND APPARATUS FOR BI-DIRECTIONAL COMMUNICATION WITH WEARABLE LOCATION DEVICES

Zebra Technologies Corpor...

1. A method of displaying an image at a venue, the method comprising:receiving blink data from tags, each of the tags carried by a wearable location device associated with a monitored individual;
determining tag location data based on the blink data, the tag location data indicative of locations of the monitored individuals;
detecting an occurrence of an event associated with an image;
in response to the occurrence of the event:
assigning a plurality of the tags a particular color based on the tag location data, the plurality of the tags corresponding to a plurality of the wearable location devices;
generating a first instruction configured to cause the plurality of the wearable location devices to emit light of the particular color; and
transmitting the first instruction to the plurality of the tags to cause the plurality of the wearable location devices to collectively display the image;
comparing the image to the location data for the plurality of the tags;
identifying a gap in the image; and
in response to identifying the gap:
identifying a subset of the tags proximate to the gap, the subset of the tags corresponding to a subset of the wearable location devices; and
transmitting a second instruction to the subset of the tags to cause the subset of the wearable location devices to mitigate the gap in the image by emitting light.

US Pat. No. 10,482,721

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SLOT MACHINE GAME ASSOCIATED WITH MARKET LINE WAGERS

CFPH, LLC, New York, NY ...

1. A kiosk comprising:a plurality of display panels;
a plurality of stop buttons;
a network interface to communicate over a communication network with a remote data source:
one or more computing devices; and
one or more non-transitory memory having stored thereon instructions, that when executed by the one or more computing devices, control to:
display a graphical user interface on a given display panel that permits entry of a wager;
receive, from the remote data source over the communication network, a plurality of real-time financial market indicators;
determine an outcome of the wager, in which the outcome of the wager is based on whether a first financial market indicator is at least one of higher and lower than a possible value at a time in the future of when the wager is made, in which the wager includes a wager of an amount of money;
display values of the plurality of real-time financial market indicators in respective and separate display panels;
render, in each respective display panel, real-time updates of the plurality of real-time financial market indicators;
in response to detecting actuation of a first stop button, freeze the real-time updates of the plurality of real-time financial market indicators, such that respective final values of the plurality of real-time financial market indicators are rendered on the display panels;
determine an outcome of a slot machine game, in which the outcome of the slot machine game is based on a comparison between at least one reel corresponding to at least one of the respective final values and at least one digit of the possible value;
at the time in the future, compare a then current value of the first financial market indicator with the possible value to determine an outcome of the wager;
display on a graphical user interface a plurality of wager propositions, wherein each wager proposition is associated with respective odds, and is associated with a respective possible future value, wherein one of the wager propositions is the wager; and
adjust at least one of the respective odds and the respective possible future value based on a market condition.

US Pat. No. 10,482,664

AUGMENTED AND VIRTUAL REALITY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONDUCTING TRANSACTIONS

JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A....

1. A system comprising:at least on computer processor executing instructions stored in a computer memory and accessing a mobile application to operate in conjunction with an augment reality or virtual reality (AR/VR) device to:
register information relating to a physical location of a user of the AR/VR device;
send a notification to the AR/VR device including at least one selectable uniform resource locator (URL) based on the registered information;
receive, by the AR/VR device, the notification when the AR/VR device is offline;
select the at least one selectable URL, wherein selection of the at least one selectable URL automatically brings the AR/VR device online to complete at least one AR/VR functionality;
display the at least one selectable AR/VR functionality based on the registered information;
capture an image of an identifying object;
authenticate the user to access said at least one selectable AR/VR functionality and complete a transaction within the AR/VR functionality based on the captured image;
receive a selection of the AR/VR functionality based on successful completion of the authentication;
provide a virtual environment or overlays for a real environment based on the selected AR/VR functionality; and
execute one or more received user requests within the virtual environment or the real environment with overlays in accordance with the selected AR/VR functionality.

US Pat. No. 10,482,641

VIRTUAL REALITY DISPLAY

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method comprising: providing video data representing at least part of a virtual space to a user for viewing;identifying a current viewed sector of the virtual space based on user position;
determining a sub-portion of said current viewed sector;
identifying an event occurring in video content of at least one non-viewed sector of the virtual space, wherein the event is a detected change in the video content in sequential video frames of the at least one non-viewed sector of the virtual space;
dividing the at least one non-viewed sector of the virtual space in which the change in the video content is detected into spatial crop areas; and
displaying in the sub-portion, content indicative of the event, wherein the displaying content indicative of the event comprises displaying one of the spatial crop areas selected based on a size relative to other spatial crop areas-showing the event, and
receiving video data corresponding to different spatial crop areas of the at least one non-viewed sector and wherein if the identified event occurs within multiple spatial crop areas, the displaying content indicative of the event comprises displaying video data from the smallest crop area.

US Pat. No. 10,482,607

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MOTION CORRECTION IN SYNTHETIC IMAGES

CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC...

1. A system for generating synthetic video comprising:one or more memory units storing instructions; and
one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to perform operations comprising:
generating a static background image;
determining a location of a reference edge in the static background image;
determining a perspective of an observation point;
generating, based on the static background image, synthetic difference images comprising a respective synthetic object movement edge;
determining, for individual synthetic difference images, a location of the respective synthetic object movement edge;
generating adjusted difference images corresponding to the individual synthetic difference images, the adjusted difference images being based on:
the corresponding individual synthetic difference images,
the determined locations of the respective synthetic object movement edges of the corresponding individual synthetic difference images,
the perspective of the observation point, and
the location of the reference edge; and
generating texturized images based on the adjusted difference images.

US Pat. No. 10,482,606

MEDICAL IMAGE REPORTING SYSTEM AND METHOD

The Penn State Research F...

1. A method for automatically identifying at least one lymph node station in a thoracic region of a patient, said method comprising the steps of:calculating a 3D model of at least one anatomical structure in the chest based on 3D image data;
calculating at least one anatomical cue derived from said at least one anatomical structure; and
calculating at least one lymph node station based on said 3D image data and using said at least one anatomical cue wherein said calculating at least one lymph node station is performed automatically, the calculating step comprising automatically computing a plurality of Mountain Stations based on said 3D image data and automatically computing which of said Mountain Stations are accessible via a bronchoscope.

US Pat. No. 10,482,584

LEARNING METHOD AND LEARNING DEVICE FOR REMOVING JITTERING ON VIDEO ACQUIRED THROUGH SHAKING CAMERA BY USING A PLURALITY OF NEURAL NETWORKS FOR FAULT TOLERANCE AND FLUCTUATION ROBUSTNESS IN EXTREME SITUATIONS, AND TESTING METHOD AND TESTING DEVICE USING T

Stradvision, Inc., Pohan...

1. A method for detecting jittering in videos generated by a shaking camera to remove the jittering on the videos using one or more neural networks, comprising steps of:(a) a computing device, if a t-th image corresponding to a t-th frame on the videos is acquired, instructing a 1-st neural network to generate each of t-th masks corresponding to each of objects in the t-th image by applying at least one 1-st neural network operation to the t-th image;
(b) the computing device instructing a 2-nd neural network to generate each of t-th object motion vectors of each of object pixels, corresponding to each of the objects, included in the t-th image by applying at least one 2-nd neural network operation to (i) each of the t-th masks, (ii) each of t-th cropped images, corresponding to each of the t-th masks, which are part of the t-th image, (iii) each of (t?1)-th masks, and (iv) each of (t?1)-th cropped images, corresponding to each of the (t?1)-th masks, which are part of a (t?1)-th image; and
(c) the computing device instructing a jittering estimation unit to generate each of t-th jittering vectors corresponding to each of reference pixels among pixels in the t-th image by referring to each of the t-th object motion vectors.