US Pat. No. 10,188,961

ASSEMBLY UNIT FOR TOY ASSEMBLY BLOCK

CREAMO INC., Seoul (KR)

3. An assembly unit for a toy assembly block, the assembly unit comprising:a side plate having a plate shape and including a first coupling member on a first side, a second coupling member on a second side, and a third coupling member on each of a third side and a fourth side;
a top plate having a plate shape and including a fourth coupling member on each side and a top stud on a top surface; and
a bottom plate having a plate shape and including a fifth coupling member on each side and a bottom stud on a bottom surface, wherein
the first coupling member of the side plate is configured to be engaged with the second coupling member of a neighboring side plate of a same type as the side plate,
the fourth coupling member of the top plate is configured to be engaged with the third coupling member of the side plate,
the fifth coupling member of the bottom plate is configured to be engaged with the third coupling member of the side plate,
the third coupling member includes a pillar extending from the side plate and a hook formed at an end of the pillar,
each of the fourth coupling member and the fifth coupling member includes a hole,
when the fourth coupling member of the top plate is engaged with the third coupling member of the side plate, the hook of the third coupling member is inserted into the hole of the fourth coupling member, and
when the fifth coupling member of the bottom plate is engaged with the third coupling member of the side plate, the hook of the third coupling member is inserted into the hole of the fifth coupling member.

US Pat. No. 10,188,858

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TREATING A TISSUE WITH A HIGH FREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD

University Of Cincinnati,...

1. A method of treating a wound in a tissue, the method comprising:covering the wound with a dressing consisting of a hydrogel; and
exposing the tissue having the wound to a high frequency electric field at a frequency in a range between 1 GHz and 10 GHz
continuously for a duration of at least 20 minutes per day in a non-thermal manner to induce wound healing.

US Pat. No. 10,188,855

LEAD FIXATION DEVICE FOR SECURING A MEDICAL LEAD IN A HUMAN PATIENT

NeuroPace, Inc., Mountai...

1. A lead fixation device for securing a medical lead, the lead fixation device comprising:a single-piece structure integrally formed of a first biocompatible material and a second biocompatible material, wherein the first biocompatible material is stiffer than the second biocompatible material, the single-piece structure formed to include:
a cap partially formed of the second biocompatible material, and having a top surface defining an outer perimeter of the single-piece structure;
an annular base defining an inner perimeter of the single-piece structure, and having a first arcuate portion formed of the first biocompatible material and a second arcuate portion formed of the second biocompatible material, wherein the first arcuate portion comprises an approximately C-shaped section having a first end and a second end, and the second arcuate portion extends between the first end and the second end;
a central bore extending through the cap and the annular base; and
a retention tract formed in a portion of the cap and extending generally radially outward from the central bore to the outer perimeter, wherein:
the retention tract is configured to retain a portion of a body of the medical lead,
the portion of the cap comprising the retention tract is formed of the second biocompatible material to thereby facilitate compression of the portion including the retention tract from a relaxed position to an under tension position, and
the second arcuate portion of the annular base formed of the second biocompatible material is aligned with the portion of the cap comprising the retention tract.

US Pat. No. 10,188,852

PATCH ABLE TO PRODUCE MICROCURRENTS

FASTMEDITALIA S.R.L., De...

1. A patch able to produce microcurrents, comprising:a support for electrodes spaced from each other and able to create voltages typical of galvanic piles, the support comprising a moisture-permeable membrane;
connection means between said electrodes;
an adhesive layer applied on one side of said support and able to adhere to the skin; and
a protection liner applied on the adhesive layer,
wherein the connection means are defined by a material avid of moisture impregnating the membrane that captures sweat fluid molecules when in contact with skin, allowing for ion exchange between the electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,188,840

COMPUTERIZED ORAL PRESCRIPTION ADMINISTRATION DEVICES AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Berkshire Biomedical, LLC...

1. A method of assembling a substance dispensing device, the method comprising:coupling a sensing element to a mouthpiece including a recess sized and shaped to receive an intended user's unique dentition, the sensing element configured to determine if the intended user's unique dentition is positioned within the recess of the mouthpiece based on a comparison to data associated with the intended user's unique dentition being positioned within the recess; and
coupling a substance dispensing unit to the mouthpiece, wherein the substance dispensing unit is in communication with the sensing element and is configured to dispense a substance to the intended user in response to the sensing element determining that the intended user's unique dentition is positioned within the recess.

US Pat. No. 10,188,656

METHODS OF TREATMENT OF MALIGNANCIES

Agios Pharmaceuticals, In...

1. A method of treating acute myeloid leukemia in a subject comprising administering to the subject a mutant isocitrate dehydrogenase 2 (IDH2) inhibitor 2-methyl-1-[(4-[6-(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-2-yl]-6-[2-(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-4-yl]amino-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)amino]propan-2-ol having the following formula:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate, or tautomer thereof, wherein the acute myeloid leukemia is characterized by the presence of a mutant allele of IDH2 and the absence of a mutant allele of NRAS.

US Pat. No. 10,188,627

PPAR AGONISTS, COMPOUNDS, PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS, AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Mitobridge, Inc., Cambri...

1. A compound of Formula (II):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
Z is CH, N, or

R1 is —OR1A or —NR1AR1B;
R1A, R1B are each independently hydrogen or C1-C4-alkyl;
W is O, CH2, CH?CH, or C?C;
L is selected from the group consisting of:

Q1 is CR20?CR20, N?CH, CH?N,
or S;Q2 is CR20 or N;
each R20 is independently hydrogen, halogen, C1-C4-alkyl, CN, or C1-C4-alkoxy;
each R10 is independently hydrogen, halogen, C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C4-haloalkyl, C1-C4-alkoxy, C1-C4-haloalkoxy, or C3-C6-cycloalkyl;
p is an integer having a value of 1 or 2; and
R2 is halogen, C1-C4-alkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, CN, C1-C4-alkoxy, C1-C4-haloalkoxy, SO2(C1-C4-alkyl), 5- or 6-membered heterocycloalkyl, -?-R2A, —O(CH2)m,R2B, NH(C1-C4-alkyl), N(C1-C4-alkyl)2, C(O)(C1-C4 -alkyl), optionally substituted aryl, or optionally substituted 5-membered heteroaryl;
m is an integer having an a value of 0, 1, 2, or 3;
R2A and R2B are each independently C1-C4-alkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, or C1-C4 haloalkyl;
R3 is C1-C4-alkyl,

 or C1-C4-haloalkyl; and
with the proviso that the compound is not selected from the group consisting of:

 or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,188,573

BOOT STIRRUP

Allen Medical Systems, In...

1. A boot stirrup for use during surgery, the boot stirrup comprisinga support arm having a longitudinal axis,
a surgical boot including a foot support portion formed to support a foot of a patient and a boot handle fixed to the foot support portion, the boot handle extending from a heel support region of the surgical boot, and
a lockable joint coupled to the support arm and coupled to the surgical boot, the lockable joint being configured to move between an unlocked position in which the lockable joint permits movement of the surgical boot along the longitudinal axis relative to the support arm and rotation of the surgical boot about the longitudinal axis relative to the support arm and a locked position in which the lockable joint blocks movement of the surgical boot along the longitudinal axis relative to the support arm and rotation of the surgical boot about the longitudinal axis relative to the support arm, and the lockable joint includes a release lever configured to move relative to the boot handle to unlock the lockable joint, wherein the release lever includes a grip portion that is spaced from the boot handle when the lockable joint is in the locked position and that is adjacent to and in aligned, side-by-side, substantially parallel registry with the boot handle when the lockable joint is in the unlocked position.

US Pat. No. 10,188,568

COMPACT PROFILE ACTUATION SYSTEM FOR AN ADJUSTABLE BED

Ergomotion, Inc., Goleta...

1. An articulating bed comprising:a support frame with a head end and having side frame members;
a carriage having a seat support and carried by the side frame members, said carriage mounted with wheels engaging the side frame members to translate from a first position through a range progressing toward the head end to a fully translated position;
a first actuator connected to a foot end of the support frame and operably engaging the carriage for translation;
a first elevating frame rotating about an axle attached to the side frame members, said first elevating frame concealed within a depth profile of the side frame members in an unrotated position;
first rollers carried by the carriage and engaging lower profile surfaces of the elevating frame;
a second roller carried by the first elevating frame and engaging a lower surface of an upper body support pivotally attached to the seat support, whereby translation of the carriage from the first position to the fully translated position rotates the first elevating frame about the axle as the lower profile surfaces roll over the first rollers to articulate the upper body support.

US Pat. No. 10,188,277

OTOSCOPE AND OTOSCOPIC METHOD BASED ON SPECTRAL ANALYSIS

Helen of Troy Limited, B...

1. A method of automatically identifying or locating an eardrum in a subject's outer ear, by means of an otoscope device, comprising the steps:providing an otoscope including:
a head portion configured to be introduced in an ear canal of the subject's outer ear, the head portion including an electronic imaging unit operable to capture at least one image of the subject's outer ear including the eardrum;
an electronic and/or optic processing unit operable to determine spectral information; and
at least one source of radiation connected to and controlled by the electronic and/or optic processing unit, the at least one source of radiation configured for emitting blue light and/or UV radiation;
introducing the head portion including the electronic imaging unit into the ear canal of the subject's outer ear;
introducing the at least one source of radiation into the ear canal and radiating the ear canal by means of the at least one source of radiation;
capturing at least one image of the subject's outer ear including the eardrum, by means of the electronic imaging unit, based on reflected radiation of radiation emitted by the at least one source of radiation;
determining and analyzing spatially resolved spectral information by means of the electronic and/or optic processing unit; and
automatically identifying or locating the eardrum by means of the electronic and/or optic processing unit in the at least one image by distinguishing the eardrum from surrounding tissue based on a specific amount of blue components and/or UV components within the at least one image of the subject's outer ear.

US Pat. No. 10,188,275

SMALL DIAMETER VIDEO CAMERA HEADS AND VISUALIZATION PROBES AND MEDICAL DEVICES CONTAINING THEM

MEDIGUS LTD., Omer (IL)

1. A video camera head comprising an objective lens assembly and a CMOS sensor;wherein the CMOS sensor comprises an array of photosensitive elements and electronics adapted to deal with the output signals of the photosensitive elements the electronics implemented together with the array of photosensitive elements on a silicon substrate and in that the silicon substrate comprises no more than two, three, or four electrical connecting pads configured to allow video signals to be sent from the electronics and power to be supplied to the electronics.

US Pat. No. 10,188,033

SUSPENSION SYSTEM FOR LAWNMOWER

Bad Boy, Inc., Batesvill...

1. A riding mower having a frame with a mower deck supported beneath the frame and a chair supported by the frame and a source of motive power also supported by the frame, the riding mower further comprising:a pair of forward wheels spaced apart from a pair of rear driven wheels, all of the wheels connected to support the frame; and
two integrated hydraulic transaxles mounted to the frame, wherein each integrated hydraulic transaxle is configured to selectively rotate a respective rear driven wheel of the pair of rear driven wheels and is pivotally secured to the frame so that the integrated hydraulic transaxle is configured to pivot in conjunction with the respective rear driven wheel about a respective pivot axis.
US Pat. No. 10,190,182

METHODS FOR ENZYME MEDIATED POLYPEPTIDE CONJUGATION

HOFFMANN LA-ROCHE INC., ...

1. A method for producing an enzymatic conjugation product of two polypeptides comprising the following stepsincubating
i) a first polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence LPXTG (SEQ ID NO: 20, wherein X can be any amino acid residue),
ii) a second polypeptide that comprises i) an alaninyl compound at its N-terminus, or ii) an oligo-alanine Am (m =2 (SEQ ID NO: 26), or 3 (SEQ ID NO: 27), or 4 (SEQ ID NO: 28), or 5 (SEQ ID NO: 29)), or iii) a cysteine amino acid residue followed by one to three alanine amino acid residues at its N-terminus,
iii) a third polypeptide with sortase activity which is derived from Staphylococcus aureus Sortase A, and
recovering the conjugate from the reaction mixture and thereby producing the enzymatic conjugation product of two polypeptides.
US Pat. No. 10,189,959

HYDROPHOBIC ADDITIVE FOR USE WITH FABRIC, FIBER, AND FILM

TECHMER PM, LLC, Rancho ...

1. A master batch for use in preparing a non-woven fabric in order to increase the hydrophobicity of the non-woven fabric, the master batch comprising:a carrier polymer selected from the group consisting of polyolefin, polyester, polylactic acid, poly-3-hydroxybutyrate, polyamide, and copolymers thereof; and
a triglyceride ester comprising 10-40 wt. % of the master batch, wherein when a fabric is prepared with the master batch, the fabric has a contact angle ranging from 100° to 125° when measured according to test method ASTM D2578.
US Pat. No. 10,188,735

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR STABILIZING PROTEIN-CONTAINING FORMULATIONS

GENENTECH, INC., South S...

1. An aqueous composition of matter comprising an antibody and an alkylglycoside having a CMC value of about 1.0 mM or greater in water at 25° C., wherein the alkylglycoside is present at a concentration that is lower than the CMC value of the alkylglycoside in water at 25° C.
US Pat. No. 10,191,055

DETECTION OF ACUTE MYELOID LEUKAEMIA (AML) LEUKAEMIC STEM CELLS (LSC)

OXFORD UNIVERSITY INNOVAT...

2. The method according to claim 1 further comprising contacting the isolated sample with one or more selected from the group consisting of:an antibody that specifically binds to CD2;
an antibody that specifically binds to CD3;
an antibody that specifically binds to CD4;
an antibody that specifically binds to CD8a;
an antibody that specifically binds to CD10;
an antibody that specifically binds to CD19;
an antibody that specifically binds to CD20; and
an antibody that specifically binds to CD235a.
US Pat. No. 10,191,067

METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING AN AGENT FOR TREATING ABNORMAL KIDNEY FUNCTION

Proteomics International ...

1. A method of identifying an agent for treating or reducing the risk of developing abnormal kidney function, which is defined as an albumin creatinine ratio (ACR) of 3.5 or more, the method comprising:(i) contacting cells expressing at least one biomarker, wherein said at least one biomarker is CD5 antigen like, with a putative agent; and
(ii) comparing expression and/or levels of the at least one biomarker in the cells prior to contact with the putative agent to expression and/or levels of the at least one biomarker in the cells after contact with the putative agent;
wherein a change in the level or expression identifies the agent as an agent for treating or reducing the risk of developing abnormal kidney function.
US Pat. No. 10,190,137

CRISPR-RELATED METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS WITH GOVERNING GRNAS

Editas Medicine, Inc., C...

1. A composition comprising:(a) a nucleic acid encoding a Cas9 molecule, wherein the Cas9 molecule is an S. aureus or S. pyogenes Cas9 molecule, and a nucleic acid encoding a first guide RNA (gRNA) molecule; and
(b) a governing gRNA molecule that comprises a nucleotide sequence targeting domain that targets said nucleic acid encoding said Cas9 molecule and/or said nucleic acid encoding said first gRNA molecule, wherein the nucleotide sequence targeting domain is 15 to 30 nucleotides in length, andwherein(i) the first gRNA molecule comprises a sequence that targets a target nucleic acid,
(ii) the governing gRNA molecule comprises a sequence that targets the nucleic acid encoding the Cas9 molecule and/or the nucleic acid encoding the first gRNA, and
(iii) the nucleotide sequence targeting domain of the governing gRNA molecule is selected from the group consisting of:
a nucleotide sequence targeting domain that provides a Cas9 molecule-mediated cleavage event in the Cas9 molecule-amino acid coding sequence of the nucleic acid sequence or in the gRNA molecule-coding sequence of the nucleic acid encoding said first gRNA molecule;
a nucleotide sequence targeting domain that provides a Cas9 molecule-mediated cleavage event in a non-coding sequence of the nucleic acid encoding the Cas9 molecule;
a nucleotide sequence targeting domain that provides a Cas9 molecule-mediated cleavage event in an untranslated sequence of the nucleic acid encoding the Cas9 molecule;
a nucleotide sequence targeting domain that provides a Cas9 molecule-mediated cleavage event 5? of the Cas9 molecule-coding region of the nucleic acid encoding the Cas9 molecule;
a nucleotide sequence targeting domain that provides a Cas9 molecule-mediated cleavage event 3? of the Cas9 molecule-coding region of the nucleic acid encoding the Cas9 molecule;
a nucleotide sequence targeting domain that provides a Cas9 molecule-mediated cleavage event in the promoter region of the nucleic acid encoding the Cas9 molecule, wherein the promoter region is functionally linked to the Cas9 molecule amino acid coding region; and
a nucleotide sequence targeting domain that provides a Cas9 molecule-mediated cleavage event in an intronic sequence of the nucleic acid encoding the Cas9 molecule.
US Pat. No. 10,188,110

ANTIMICROBIAL HYDROCHLORIC ACID CATHETER LOCK SOLUTION AND METHOD OF USE

Teleflex Medical Incorpor...

1. A method of inhibiting microbial contamination in a catheter, the method comprising the step of:infusing a lumen of the catheter with a hydrochloric acid solution having a concentration of 0.3 Molar to 1.0 Molar, wherein the hydrochloric acid solution further includes silver sulfadiazine.
US Pat. No. 10,188,113

ANTAGONISTIC PROPERTIES OF REEF FISH MICROFLORA

AEQUOR, INC., San Diego,...

1. A method of inhibiting growth or killing one or more target organisms comprising bacteria, photosynthetic eukaryotic organisms, and non-photosynthetic eukaryotic organisms, wherein the one or more target organisms are growing in or on a biofilm, the method comprising contacting the target organisms with a composition comprising an extract from one or more bacterial isolates identified by PTA-6763, PTA-6682, PTA-6764, PTA-6681, PTA-6765, and PTA-6766, wherein the extract is obtained using diethyl-ether, wherein the target organism is one or more of an organism selected from the group consisting of Micrococcus spp., Enterobacter cloacae, Serratia marcescens, Shigella sonnei, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Proteus vulgaris, and Salmonella typhimurium.
US Pat. No. 10,193,756

RESOURCE ALLOCATION BASED ON CONNECTED DEVICES

The Toronoto-Dominion Ban...

1. A device hub, the device hub managing a plurality of connected devices, wherein the device hub communicates with and manages operations of the connected devices via a network connection, the device hub comprising:a memory;
at least one hardware processor interoperably coupled with the memory and configured to:
identify a master resource allocation associated with a plurality of connected devices, the master resource allocation associated with resource usage associated with the plurality of connected devices;
monitor resource usage information associated with each of the connected devices from the plurality of connected devices, wherein each of the plurality of connected devices are assigned a portion of the master resource allocation;
compare the monitored resource usage information associated with the plurality of connected devices to the master resource allocation for the plurality of connected devices to determine if at least one of the connected devices exceeds its corresponding portion of the master resource allocation;
in response to determining that at least one of the connected devices exceeds its corresponding portion of the master resource allocation:
identify at least one device management rule associated with the determination that the at least one of the connected device exceeds its corresponding portion of the master resource allocation, wherein the at least one device management rule defines a priority of different device types included in the plurality of connected devices;
determine, based on the defined priority of the different device types included in the plurality of connected devices, at least one connected device of a device type at a relatively lower priority level in than the at least one device management rules than the at least one of the connected device exceeding its corresponding portion of the master resource allocation;
identify at least one operational modification to the at least one connected device of a device type at the relatively lower priority level based on the at least one device management rule; and
transmit an instruction to perform the at least one operational modification to the at least one connected device of the device type at the relatively lower priority level, wherein the at least one connected device of the device type at the relatively lower priority level performs the at least one operational modification in response to receiving the transmitted instruction.
US Pat. No. 10,190,170

MAKER FOR DIAGNOSING HER2 INHIBITOR RESISTANT CANCER, DIAGNOSTIC KIT COMPRISING SAME, AND METHOD FOR DIAGNOSING HER2 INHIBITOR RESISTANT CANCER

NATIONAL CANCER CENTER, ...

1. A method for providing information about prognosis of an HER2-positive breast cancer patient about administration of trastuzumab and treating the HER2-positive breast cancer patient, the method comprising:(a) obtaining a sample from the HER2-positive breast cancer patient who are taking the trastuzumab:
(b) treating the sample with the trastuzumab for 24 to 48 hours;
(c) measuring an expression level of mRNA of ENAH gene and an expression level of HER2 protein from the sample of (b);
(d) diagnosing the HER2-positive breast cancer patient having trastuzumab resistance when the measured expression level of mRNA of ENAH gene is higher than an expression level of mRNA of the corresponding gene in the sample before treating with the trastuzumab, and the measured expression level of HER2 protein is lower than an expression level of the corresponding protein in the sample before treating with the trastuzumab; and
(e) administering a second-line drug to the patient diagnosed as having trastuzumab resistance.
US Pat. No. 10,189,915

POLYMERIZATION PROCESS

ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY, C...

1. A method of forming a polymer, comprising(a) providing a reaction mixture comprising
(i) one or more vinyl monomers
(ii) one or more pH-sensitive inhibition systems
(iii) one or more initiators in an amount such that a weight ratio of initiator to the total of said vinyl monomers is 0.001:1 or higher,
(iv) water in an amount of 25% or more, by weight based on the total weight of the reaction mixture,
(b) establishing conditions in said reaction mixture such that a free radical polymerization of said vinyl monomer occurs at a location, and
(c) after steps (a) and (b) and prior to completion of said free radical polymerization, changing the pH of said reaction mixture to increase the rate of generation of said free radical polymerization at the location of said free radical polymerization.

US Pat. No. 10,194,487

COMMUNICATIONS PATH SELECTION IN USER EQUIPMENT

1. A multimode mobile phone comprising:a processor; and
a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations comprising
assigning a first network identifier and a first protocol identifier to destination data corresponding to a destination device to generate a first entry associated with the destination device, wherein the first entry indicates that communications directed to the destination device are to be routed via a first network corresponding to the first network identifier using a first protocol corresponding to the first protocol identifier,
assigning a second network identifier and a second protocol identifier to the destination data corresponding to the destination device to generate a second entry associated with the destination device, wherein the second entry indicates that communications directed to the destination device are to be routed via a second network corresponding to the second network identifier using a second protocol corresponding to the second protocol identifier,
receiving an initiation of a communication directed to the destination device, and
in response to receiving the initiation of the communication directed to the destination device, selecting, from between the first entry associated with the destination device and the second entry associated with the destination device, one of the first entry associated with the destination device for connecting the multimode mobile phone with the destination device via the first network using the first protocol or the second entry associated with the destination device for connecting the multimode mobile phone with the destination device via the second network using the second protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,194,476

WI-FI DIRECT SERVICES MECHANISMS FOR WIRELESS GIGABIT DISPLAY EXTENSION

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a memory; and
logic, at least a portion of which is implemented in baseband circuitry coupled to the memory, the logic to:
identify a WiGig Display Extension (WDE) service advertised by a WDE device based on a service name including an element comprising a value of either source or sink;
determine that the WDE device is to operate as a WDE source in conjunction with the WDE service when the element comprises the value source;
determine that the WDE device is to operate as a WDE sink in conjunction with the WDE service when the element comprises the value sink;
generate a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Provision Discovery Request frame for transmission to the WDE device to initiate a procedure for establishing a P2P connection with the WDE device;
generate an Application Service Platform (ASP) REQUEST_SESSION message for transmission to the WDE device to initiate a procedure for creating an ASP session with the WDE device, the ASP REQUEST_SESSION message to comprise an advertisement ID associated with the WDE service; and
following a determination that the ASP session is open, exchange WDE protocol data with the WDE device via the P2P connection.

US Pat. No. 10,194,460

USER EQUIPMENT, NETWORK SIDE DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR SENDING DPCCH

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A user equipment, comprising:a receiver, configured to receive indication information sent by a network side device;
a processor, configured to activate a second carrier of dual cell high speed uplink packet access (DC-HSUPA) according to the indication information, and to acquire uplink discontinuous transmission (DTX) parameters; and
a transmitter, configured to periodically send an uplink dedicated physical control channel (DPCCH) on the second carrier of the DC-HSUPA according to the indication information and the uplink DTX parameters,
wherein the indication information comprises a time point before which the transmitter is prohibited from sending the uplink DPCCH on the second carrier of the DC-HSUPA.

US Pat. No. 10,194,458

BLIND SCHEDULING APPARATUS AND METHOD IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for communicating at a terminal in a communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a higher layer, information related to an uplink resource;
identifying whether there is no data to be transmitted based on the uplink resource;
identifying a type of the uplink resource; and
determining not to generate a medium access (MAC) protocol data unit (PDU) based on identifying (i) that there is no data to be transmitted and (ii) the type of the uplink resource,
wherein the type of the uplink resource comprises a first type mapped to a cell radio network temporary identifier (C-RNTI) associated with a configured uplink grant.

US Pat. No. 10,194,455

METHOD FOR FEEDING BACK CHANNEL QUALITY INDICATOR, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SENDING RESOURCE SCHEDULING INFORMATION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A user equipment, comprising:a receiver, configured to obtain a system bandwidth, a channel quality indicator (CQI) feedback mode, and antenna port quantity information specified by a network device and sent by the network device,
a processor, configured to determine a feedback granularity of a CQI according to the system bandwidth, the CQI feedback mode, and the antenna port quantity information specified by the network device; and
a transmitter, configured to feed back the CQI to the network device according to the feedback granularity of the CQI.

US Pat. No. 10,194,454

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPLEMENTING SERVICE SCHEDULING, BASE STATION, AND USER EQUIPMENT

1. A method for implementing service scheduling, comprising:sending, by an evolved Node B, eNB, time-domain scheduling information of Single Cell-Point To Multipoint, SC-PTM, Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service, MBMS, to User Equipment, UE, wherein
the time-domain scheduling information is used for indicating a position of a time-domain subframe where the MBMS is located,
a Physical Downlink Control Channel, PDCCH, of the time-domain subframe comprises frequency-domain scheduling information of the MBMS,
a Cyclic Redundancy Check, CRC, of the PDCCH is scrambled by using a Radio Network Temporary Identifier, RNTI, corresponding to contents in a Physical Downlink Share Channel, PDSCH, and
the MBMS is sent on the PDSCH.

US Pat. No. 10,194,453

COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE AND METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A communications device comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit signals to one or more other communications devices via a wireless access interface to perform device-to-device communications,
a receiver configured to receive signals from the one or more other communications devices via the wireless access interface, and
a controller configured to control the transmitter and the receiver to transmit or to receive the signals via the wireless access interface to transmit or to receive data represented by the signals, the wireless access interface including
a scheduling region comprising a bitmap including a plurality of sections of communications resources arranged in a first grid, wherein each section of the plurality of sections in the scheduling region correspond to one bit of the bitmap, and
a plurality of sections of shared communications resources arranged in a second grid, each of the plurality of sections of shared communications resources corresponding to one of the bits of the bitmap in the scheduling region, wherein transmitting in one or more of the plurality of the sections of the scheduling region reserves one or more corresponding sections of the shared communications resources for transmitting the signals representing the data.

US Pat. No. 10,194,452

DEVICE-TO-DEVICE (D2D) CHANNEL MANAGEMENT WITH NETWORK-ASSISTED REFERENCE SIGNAL TRANSMISSION

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A method comprising:instructing a first user equipment (UE) device to transmit a reference signal;
receiving, from a second UE device, device-to-device (D2D) channel characteristic information indicative of a D2D communication link between the first UE device and the second UE device, the D2D channel characteristic information determined from a UE device received reference signal that is the reference signal transmitted by the first UE device as received at the second UE device;
determining, from the D2D channel characteristic information, D2D transmission parameters for transmitting a D2D signal from the first UE device to the second UE device; and
transmitting the D2D transmission parameters to the first UE device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,450

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING CONTROL INFORMATION, USER EQUIPMENT AND BASE STATION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for transmitting control information, comprising:obtaining a resource occupied by first uplink control information (UCI) and obtaining a resource occupied by second UCI;
performing channel encoding on the first UCI according to the resource occupied by the first UCI to obtain an encoded bit sequence of the first UCI, and performing channel encoding on the second UCI according to the resource occupied by the second UCI to obtain an encoded bit sequence of the second UCI; and
mapping the encoded bit sequence of the first UCI and the encoded bit sequence of the second UCI to a physical uplink channel, so as to transmit to a base station, wherein
the first UCI is periodic channel state information CSI and the second UCI is a hybrid automatic repeat request-acknowledgment message HARQ-ACK; or
the first UCI is periodic channel state information CSI and the second UCI is a hybrid automatic repeat request-acknowledgment message HARQ-ACK and a scheduling request SR, wherein the obtaining a resource occupied by first UCI comprises:
in a case that the periodic CSI comprises CSI of a first reporting type or CSI of a second reporting type, obtaining a resource occupied by the CSI of the first reporting type or the CSI of the second reporting type; or,
in a case that the periodic CSI comprises CSI of a first reporting type and CSI of a second reporting type, obtaining a resource occupied by the CSI of the first reporting type and discarding the CSI of the second reporting type, or obtaining a resource occupied by the CSI of the first reporting type and obtaining a resource occupied by the CSI of the second reporting type, wherein the performing channel encoding on the first UCI according to the resource occupied by the first UCI to obtain an encoded bit sequence of the first UCI and performing channel encoding on the second UCI according to the resource occupied by the second UCI to obtain an encoded bit sequence of the second UCI comprise:
in a case that the resource is the number of modulation symbols, calculating the number of encoded bits occupied by the first UCI according to the number of modulation symbols occupied by the first UCI, and calculating the number of encoded bits occupied by the second UCI according to the number of modulation symbols occupied by the second UCI; performing channel encoding on the first UCI according to the number of encoded bits occupied by the first UCI to obtain the encoded bit sequence of the first UCI, and performing channel encoding on the second UCI according to the number of encoded bits occupied by the second UCI to obtain the encoded bit sequence of the second UCI; or,
in a case that the resource is the number of encoded bits, performing channel encoding on the first UCI according to the number of encoded bits occupied by the first UCI to obtain the encoded bit sequence of the first UCI, and performing channel encoding on the second UCI according to the number of encoded bits occupied by the second UCI to obtain the encoded bit sequence of the second UCI, wherein
the number of modulation symbols occupied by the first UCI satisfies Q?CSI=Q? or Q?CSI=Q??Q?HARQ-ACK, and
the number of modulation symbols occupied by the second UCI satisfies
Q?HARQ-ACK=|Q?*(OHARQ-ACK/(OCSI+OHARQ-ACK))*?offset|, or
Q?HARQ-ACK=|Q?*(OHARQ-ACK/(OCSI+OHARQ-ACK))|, or
Q?HARQ-ACK=|(?)*Q?*(OHARQ-ACK/OCSI)|, or
Q?HARQ-ACK=|(OHARQ-ACK*((MSCPUCCH*NsymbPUCCH)/VSF)*?offset)/OCSI)|, or
Q?HARQ-ACK=NsymbHARQ-ACK*MSCPUCCH,
wherein Q? is capacity of the physical uplink channel, OHARQ-ACK is the total number of information bits of the HARQ-ACK, OCSI the total number of information bits of the periodic CSI, ?offset is a value configured semi-statically by high-layer signaling or a preset value, MSCPUCCH is the number of subcarriers allocated to the physical uplink channel, NsymbPUCCH is the number of time domain symbols, used for transmitting the UCI, of the physical uplink channel, VSF is the value of a spread spectrum coefficient, and NsymbHARQ-ACK is the number of time domain symbols used for transmitting the HARQ-ACK.

US Pat. No. 10,194,449

BASE STATION, SIGNAL SYNTHESIS METHOD, AND SIGNAL FORWARDING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A first base station that receives signals transmitted from one terminal in cooperation with a second base station and performs synthesis processing of the received signals of the second base station and the received signals of the first base station, the first base station comprising:a determination circuit that determines that the synthesis processing is necessary in a case where there is an error in a result of decoding of the received signals of the first base station at the time of the first transmission of the terminal;
a communication circuit that transmits to the terminal a Negative Acknowledgement (NACK) indicating that there is the error in the result of decoding, and transmits to the second base station a message requesting forwarding of the received signals in a case where the synthesis processing is determined to be necessary, and receives the forwarded signals that are forwarded from the second base station at the time of retransmission of the terminal; and
a synthesis circuit that synthesizes the forwarded signals from the second base station and the received signals of the first base station in a case where the synthesis processing is determined to be necessary,
wherein the forwarded signals are obtained by synthesizing signals that have been received at the second base station from the first transmission until the current retransmission.

US Pat. No. 10,194,447

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND A METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a selection unit configured to select a frequency band to which non-orthogonal multiple access is applied and at least one layer among a plurality of layers that are to be multiplexed in the frequency band for the non-orthogonal multiple access, as a band and a layer to be used for transmission to a terminal device; and
a notification unit configured to notify the terminal device of the frequency band and the at least one layer.

US Pat. No. 10,194,445

RESOURCE AND POWER ALLOCATION INDICATION IN BEAM-BASED ACCESS SYSTEM

FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, I...

10. A network component comprising:a memory storage comprising instructions; and
one or more processors in communication with the memory storage, wherein the one or more processors execute the instructions to:
determine, with the network component, a relative effective transmit power offset between a control beam and a data beam; and
signal, with the network component, the relative effective transmit power offset to a user equipment (UE) for use by the UE in performing automatic gain control (AGC) on a control channel and a data channel.

US Pat. No. 10,194,444

INDEXING RESOURCES FOR TRANSMISSION OF ACKNOWLEDGEMENT SIGNALS IN MULTI-CELL TDD COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting an acknowledgement signal at a user equipment in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving control information including a hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) resource offset field including a HARQ-ACK resource index indicating a first resource offset in a table in which a plurality of resource offsets are mapped to a plurality of HARQ-ACK resource indexes associated with transmission of the acknowledgement signal;
determining a resource for transmitting the acknowledgement signal based on the first resource offset; and
transmitting the acknowledgement signal on the determined resource.

US Pat. No. 10,194,442

UPLINK RESOURCES FOR BEAM RECOVERY

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication at a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving a configuration for beam recovery resources;
receiving an indication that enables or disables use of the beam recovery resources for a transmission of a beam recovery message;
monitoring reference signals for one or more active beams used to communicate with a base station;
identifying a beam failure of the one or more active beams based at least in part on the monitoring; and
transmitting, according to the received configuration, the beam recovery message to the base station using the beam recovery resources in response to the identified beam failure, wherein transmitting the beam recovery message is based at least in part on the received indication.

US Pat. No. 10,194,441

BANDWIDTH REDUCTION WITH BEAMFORMING AND DATA COMPRESSION

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method comprising:for a given user equipment, selecting a subset of a plurality of beams based on received energies of the plurality of beams;
transmitting on a front haul link only data from the selected subset of beams; and
using the received energies of each beam of the subset of beams to compress the data prior to transmitting the compressed data on the front haul link, wherein using the received energies of each beam of the subset of beams comprises:
for each respective beam of the subset of beams, selecting from a set of pre-computed minimum gain offset values stored in a local memory, wherein each minimum gain offset value is stored with an associated energy value, one minimum gain offset value having an associated energy value that most closely corresponds with the received energy of the respective beam of the subset of beams;
compressing respective data associated with each respective beam of the subset of beams after dividing in-phase and quadrature portions of the respective data by the selected one minimum gain offset value that corresponds to the respective beam; and
sending indications of all of the selected one minimum gain offset values with the compressed data on the front haul link,
wherein the selecting of one minimum gain offset value is performed for each pair of physical resource blocks (PRBs) per beam of the subset of beams using received energy of the pair of PRBs.

US Pat. No. 10,194,440

CHANNEL RASTER DESIGN IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications by a user equipment (UE), comprising:determining, by the UE, an uplink channel raster for determining frequency location of an uplink channel over which to transmit uplink communications to a base station; and
transmitting, by the UE, uplink communications to the base station over the uplink channel,
wherein the uplink channel raster is shifted, in frequency, with respect to a legacy uplink channel raster of a legacy communication technology, wherein the uplink channel coexists with one or more uplink channels of the legacy communication technology in an uplink carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,194,436

WI-FI FRAMES INCLUDING FRAME EXTENSIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for wireless communication, comprising:a processing system configured to:
generate a frame for transmitting data to one or more wireless nodes;
determine whether to include a frame extension after a data symbol in the frame;
determine a length of the frame extension, if the determination is to include the frame extension in the frame, based on an amount of data in the data symbol of the frame and on a ratio of useful coded data bits in the data symbol to total coded bits in the data symbol; and
provide an indication of the length of the frame extension within the frame, if the determination is to include the frame extension;
a first interface configured to output the frame for transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,194,434

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SCHEDULING OF A WIRELESS DEVICE

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A network node configured for operation in a wireless communication network, said network node comprising:a communication interface configured for communicating with at least one of: another network node of a same or different type; and a wireless device operating within the wireless communication network; and
a processing circuit configured to:
determine whether the wireless device is of a first type or a second type, where wireless devices of the first type have no ability or a limited ability to transmit in a post-gap subframe, which is any uplink subframe that is the first subframe after a measurement gap that was preceded by an uplink subframe or a special subframe, whereas wireless devices of the second type have the ability, without limitation, to transmit in post-gap subframes; and
control scheduling of the wireless device with respect to post-gap subframes, in dependence on whether the wireless device was determined to be of the first type or of the second type.

US Pat. No. 10,194,430

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting uplink control information (UCI), performed by a user equipment (UE), in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:determining a transmission power of a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH); and
transmitting the UCI to a base station (BS) through the PUCCH using the transmission power of the PUCCH in a subframe,
wherein when the subframe is configured for transmitting a scheduling request (SR) and when a transmission of a hybrid automatic repeat request-acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) coincides with the subframe, the transmission power of the PUCCH is determined based on a total payload size of the HARQ-ACK and the SR, and
wherein a payload size of the SR is one bit.

US Pat. No. 10,194,427

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MULTIPLE USER UPLINK

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for wireless communication comprising:an electronic hardware processor configured to generate a clear to transmit message comprising a first indication of an uplink transmission opportunity, the clear to transmit message further comprising a request for two or more stations to concurrently transmit uplink data at a specific time, the clear to transmit message further comprising a common information field including information common to all of the two or more stations, the clear to transmit message further comprising two or more individual information fields corresponding to each of the two or more stations respectively, the clear to transmit message further comprising a duration field indicating a length for a plurality of uplink data transmissions to be received from the two or more stations at the specific time, wherein the indicated length corresponds to a number of orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing symbols;
a transmitter configured to transmit the clear to transmit message to the two or more stations; and
a receiver configured to receive the plurality of uplink data transmissions at the specific time from at least two stations of the two or more stations.

US Pat. No. 10,194,424

TECHNIQUES FOR MANAGING RESOURCES FOR UPLINK TRANSMISSIONS IN A SHARED RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM BAND

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:identifying, by a user equipment (UE), a first interval for an uplink transmission in a shared radio frequency spectrum band;
identifying, by the UE, a second interval for the uplink transmission;
comparing, by the UE, the first interval with the second interval;
determining, by the UE, uplink resources to use for the uplink transmission based at least in part on the comparison of the first interval with the second interval; and
transmitting, by the UE, the uplink transmission using the determined uplink resources.

US Pat. No. 10,194,423

UPLINK TRANSMISSION METHOD AND UPLINK TRANSMISSION DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. An uplink transmission method, the method comprising:determining, by a user equipment (UE) configured with a first cell group of a first base station and a second cell group of a second base station, whether a first physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) transmission including a first scheduling request (SR) toward the first cell group is overlapped in a subframe with a second uplink channel transmission including a second SR toward the second cell group;
determining, by the UE, priorities of the first PUCCH transmission and the second uplink channel transmission when the overlap is determined in the subframe; and
performing, by the UE, both of the first PUCCH transmission including the first SR and the second uplink channel transmission including the second SR based on the determined priorities.

US Pat. No. 10,194,422

SIGNAL TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION METHOD IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING CARRIER AGGREGATION, AND DEVICE FOR SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A signal transmission and reception method for a user equipment (UE) using multiple cells in a wireless communication system supporting carrier aggregation, the method comprising:receiving first information indicating a probability of whether an uplink is scheduled in first uplink subframes from a primary cell (PCell) and second information indicating a probability of whether an uplink is scheduled in second uplink subframes from a secondary cell (SCell);
receiving uplink control information for the PCell and the SCell conforming to different uplink-downlink configurations;
determining whether an uplink signal is transmitted in a third uplink subframe, scheduled to transmit the uplink signal by the uplink control information based on at least one of the first information and the second information; and
transmitting the uplink signal when the UE determines to transmit the uplink signal in the third uplink subframe,
wherein the third uplink subframe is one of the first and the second uplink subframes.

US Pat. No. 10,194,418

DETERMINATION AND PRESENTATION OF CUSTOMIZED NOTIFICATIONS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:accessing, by a fitness application of a wearable device having an associated user account, historical fitness data associated with the user account, the historical fitness data collected by the wearable device during a plurality of days that together define a historical period;
detecting a beginning of a current day based at least in part on a detected user action performed at the wearable device, the current day comprising a plurality of segments;
determining whether to present a coaching notification at a conclusion of a first segment of the plurality of segments by at least:
accessing current fitness data collected by the wearable device and tracked by the fitness application during the first segment;
comparing the current fitness data to the historical fitness data to identify a correlation between a current progress toward a fitness goal and a historical progress toward the fitness goal; and
determining, based at least in part on the correlation, whether the fitness goal is achievable during one or more other segments of the plurality of segments; and
presenting a coaching notification at the conclusion of the first segment when the fitness goal is achievable during the one or more other segments, the coaching notification identifying the fitness goal.

US Pat. No. 10,194,417

METHOD FOR PROCESSING NOTIFICATION MESSAGE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of processing a notification message for applying a group policy to a notification subscription in a wireless communication system, the method being performed by a first machine-to-machine (M2M) device and comprising:receiving a plurality of notification messages which are triggered to be generated and transmitted when an event notification criteria of a subscription or a group subscription is satisfied;
determining whether a group subscription ID matching a group subscription ID pre-stored in the first M2M device is included in the received notification messages,
wherein the pre-stored group subscription ID is associated with a group policy applied to the group subscription, and the group subscription is requested and configured by a second M2M device for receiving notification messages for member resources belonging to a specific group; and
aggregating notification messages including the group subscription ID matching the pre-stored group subscription ID using the group policy corresponding to the pre-stored group subscription ID,
wherein the notification messages including the group subscription ID matching the pre-stored group subscription ID are received from group member M2M devices hosting the member resources belonging to the specific group.

US Pat. No. 10,194,413

TRANSMISSION TIMING ADJUSTMENT METHOD AND DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A transmission timing adjustment method, comprising:determining, by a base station, a transmission delay between user equipment (UE) and the base station;
generating, by the base station, a timing advance (TA) quantized value according to the transmission delay, wherein the TA quantized value comprises a base value and an offset value, quantization precision of the base value is first quantization precision MTs, quantization precision of the offset value is second quantization precision NTs, M is a positive integer less than or equal to 16, N is a nonnegative integer less than M, and Ts has a value of 1/30.72 ?s, wherein
when M is less than 16, and N is 0, the generating the TA quantized value comprises:
quantizing the transmission delay according to the first quantization precision MTs, to obtain the quantized value of the transmission delay, wherein the quantized value of the transmission delay is the TA quantized; and
sending, by the base station, the TA quantized value to the UE for uplink transmission timing adjustment of the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,194,412

UPLINK SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD AND TERMINAL

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. An access device, comprising:a receiver, a transmitter, and a memory for storing instructions; and
a processor coupled to the memory, wherein the instructions when executed by the processor cause the access device to:
receive, by the receiver a reference signal that is sent by a benefited terminal by using an access identifier of the benefited terminal, and receive a reference signal that is sent by a supporting terminal by using the access identifier of the benefited terminal,
calculate a synchronization information adjustment value of the benefited terminal according to the reference signal sent by the benefited terminal,
calculate a synchronization information adjustment value of the supporting terminal according to the reference signal sent by the supporting terminal,
send, by the transmitter, the synchronization information adjustment value of the benefited terminal to the benefited terminal,
send, by the transmitter, the synchronization information adjustment value of the supporting terminal to the supporting terminal,
receive, by the receiver, an uplink port number from the benefited terminal, wherein the uplink port number from the benefited terminal comprises an uplink port number of the benefited terminal and an uplink port number of the supporting terminal, and
determine a correspondence between an uplink port number and a benefited terminal or a supporting terminal according to a mapping rule.

US Pat. No. 10,194,410

SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNAL BLOCKS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication by a base station, comprising:determining a synchronization signal (SS) index for a SS block, the SS block comprising a plurality of synchronization signals multiplexed for transmission on predetermined resources;
generating a first SS of the plurality of synchronization signals using the SS index;
frequency division multiplexing the first SS with at least a second synchronization signal (SSS) of the SS block, wherein the SSS comprises a secondary synchronization signal that carries information about a physical layer cell identity group number for the base station; and
transmitting the SS block including the first SS generated using the SS index frequency division multiplexed with the SSS on the predetermined resources, wherein the first SS is frequency division multiplexed with the SSS in at least one OFDM symbol, and wherein the SS index is conveyed using a shift of a pseudo-noise (PN) sequence of the first SS.

US Pat. No. 10,194,409

NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND AN OPERATING METHOD OF THE NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A near field communication (NFC) device, comprising:an antenna;
a matching circuit connected to the antenna;
a clock extraction block configured to extract a clock from a signal received by the antenna and to output the extracted clock;
a frequency compensation block configured to compensate for a frequency of the extracted clock and to output a compensated clock; and
a modulation and amplification block configured to perform modulation and amplification by using the compensated clock and to output a transmit signal to the matching circuit,
wherein a first extracted clock has a first frequency that is extracted when the transmit signal is not output and a second extracted clock has a second frequency that is extracted when the transmit signal is output, and
wherein the frequency compensation block compensates for the second frequency of the second extracted clock based on a difference between the first frequency of the first extracted clock and the second frequency of the second extracted clock.

US Pat. No. 10,194,405

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING POWER HEADROOM INFORMATION IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING CARRIER AGGREGATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:generating a medium access control protocol data unit (MAC PDU) including a header and an extended power headroom report (PHR), the header including a logical channel identifier (LCID) for identifying the extended PHR; and
transmitting the MAC PDU to a base station,
wherein the extended PHR includes one or more power headrooms (PHs) and a bitmap, the bitmap indicating whether at least one PH for at least one secondary cell is reported.

US Pat. No. 10,194,404

TRANSMISSION CONTROL APPARATUS AND TRANSMISSION CONTROL METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A transmission control apparatus for determining a group of terminal devices that are destinations to which signals are simultaneously transmitted out of a plurality of terminal devices, the transmission control apparatus comprising a processor that executes a process comprising:calculating received power vectors corresponding to received power of the respective terminal devices;
determining, based on an inner product between a received power vector of a first terminal device that is determined to belong to the group of terminal devices already and a received power vector of a second terminal device that is a candidate to be newly added to the group of terminal devices, whether to add the second terminal device to the group of terminal devices; and
generating transmission signals to be transmitted to a group of terminal devices that are determined in accordance with determination at the determining.

US Pat. No. 10,194,403

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR SIGNAL RECEPTION BASED ON NETWORK LOAD ESTIMATIONS

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A method, comprising:at a user equipment (“UE”);
receiving a plurality of signals from a wireless network, wherein the plurality of signals includes a physical channel and a common channel;
measuring a power parameter of the plurality of signals, wherein the power parameter measures the power allocated to the common channel relative to a total received power spectral density for the plurality of signals; and
in response to a conditional event triggered by the power parameter measurement, sending a notification to a serving apparatus indicating that modification to the physical channel is required to match a target signal-to-interference level for the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,194,400

POWER CONTROL METHOD, COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, AND RELATED DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A power control apparatus, comprising:a processor; and
a non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing a program for execution by the processor, the program including instructions to:
generate a correspondence between a power control command and a serving cell of a terminal device or a serving cell group of the terminal device
send the generated correspondence, and send multiple power control commands in one serving cell of the terminal device according to the correspondence generated by the power control apparatus, after generating the correspondence, wherein a power control command in the multiple power control commands instructs the terminal device to adjust transmit power of the terminal device in the serving cell or the serving cell group;
generate downlink control information, wherein the downlink control information comprises:
the multiple power control commands and one of identifier information of serving cells corresponding to the multiple power control commands or identifier information of serving cell groups corresponding to the multiple power control commands; or
the multiple power control commands and identifier information of one serving cell or of one serving cell group; and
send, in one serving cell of the terminal device, the downlink control information generated by the processor, after generating the downlink control information.

US Pat. No. 10,194,368

TELECOMMUNICATIONS ROUTING SYSTEM

VODAFONE IP LICENSING LIM...

1. A method of routing network traffic between a first telecommunications network and a second telecommunications network, each telecommunications network providing Internet Protocol “IP” communications based on a mobile station number “MSISDN”, the method comprising the steps of:at the first telecommunications network, analyzing incoming telecommunications traffic to identify a capabilities request or response message or presence information update message that was transmitted from the second telecommunications network, which capabilities request or response message or presence information update message includes a mobile station number;
when such capabilities request or response message or presence information update message is identified:
extracting the mobile station number from the identified capabilities request or response message or presence information update message;
obtaining routing data for the second telecommunications network;
storing the extracted mobile station number in association with the obtained routing data; and
determining an assigned priority for the second telecommunications network;
if the extracted mobile station number has already been stored in association with routing data:
comparing the already stored routing data associated with the mobile number to the obtained routing data; and
comparing a predetermined priority of a particular telecommunications network identified by the already stored routing data to a predetermined priority of the second telecommunications network from which the message was received; and
if the already stored routing data is different from the obtained routing data, performing either:
if the predetermined priority of the particular telecommunications network identified by the already stored routing data is lower than the predetermined priority of the second telecommunications network from which the message was received, replacing the stored routing data with the obtained routing data, or
if the predetermined priority of the particular telecommunications network identified by the already stored routing data is higher than the predetermined priority of the second telecommunications network from which the message was received, not replacing the stored routing data with the obtained routing data.

US Pat. No. 10,194,366

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COLLABORATIVE MEASUREMENT INFORMATION RECEPTION

MBIT WIRELESS, INC., Irv...

1. A method of collaborative communication of measurement information in a communication network, in which a Short Range Wireless Links (SRWL) is established between a first client device and a plurality of second client devices, the method comprising:controlling, by a processing device, at the first client device,
receiving, over the SRWL, a broadcast Primary Client Device (PCD) Request message transmitted from a third client device of the second client devices;
transmitting, over the SRWL, a PCD Accept message to the third client device, based on a determination at the first client device to receive measurement information on a serving cell and neighbor cells of the serving cell which are of a Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) through the third client device; and
receiving, over the SRWL, from the third client device a PCD Confirm message indicating designation of the third client device as a PCD for the first client device, in which the first client device is a secondary client device (SCD) of the third client device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,305

DISCOVERY SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD, USER EQUIPMENT, AND BASE STATION

Huawei Device (Dongguan) ...

1. A discovery signal transmission method, comprising:sending, by a first user equipment, a request message to a base station, wherein the request message is used to request the base station to trigger a second user equipment to send a discovery signal, and the request message comprises device information of the second user equipment or first indication information used to indicate the second user equipment;
receiving, by the first user equipment, a first message sent by the base station, wherein the first message instructs the first user equipment to detect the discovery signal on a first resource;
determining, by the first user equipment, the first resource according to the first message; and
detecting, by the first user equipment, the discovery signal on the first resource.

US Pat. No. 10,194,280

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTEGRATED EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION

Tresit Group, LLC, Logan...

1. A method for integrated emergency notification through a single system, the method being performed by a processor executing instructions on a non-transitory computer-readable medium, the method comprising the steps of:selecting, on a communication device, an alert to be sent out to one or more additional users over a communication network connected to the single system;
selecting, on the communication device, an alert type;
identifying, on the communication device, one or more locations associated with the alert type, wherein at least one floor plan is associated with the one or more locations;
selecting, on the communication device, one of the at least one floor plan;
viewing, on the communication device, color coding associated with the selected one of the at least one floor plan, wherein the color coding is updated in real-time to show status;
designating, on the communication device, where presently located on the selected one of the at least one floor plan; and
receiving, on the communication device, an action plan reminder associated with the alert type accessible to any user of the single system, wherein the user is prompted to designate where presently located after a predetermined period of inactivity.

US Pat. No. 10,194,261

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO SUPPORT M2M CONTENT AND CONTEXT BASED SERVICES

IOT Holdings, Inc., Wilm...

1. A machine-to-machine (M2M) gateway configured with a service capability layer (SCL) that improves the performance of an M2M system, the M2M gateway comprising:a storage unit that stores a plurality of rules for allocating a plurality of resources in a resource tree, the plurality of resources comprising a functions collection resource that includes a plurality of function sub-resources, at least one of the function sub-resources representing a context aware reasoning function configured to generate contextual cues from content and a semantic description of the content;
a network interface that is communicatively coupled to one or more M2M unit; and
a processor communicatively coupled to the storage unit and the network interface;
wherein the processor is configured to:
receive, using the network interface, from a first application or a second SCL, a first request to create a new function sub-resource in the collection, the new function sub-resource representing a new context aware reasoning function,
create the new function sub-resource in the resource tree in response to the first request,
receive, using the network interface, a second request from a second application or a third SCL, the second request targeting the new function sub-resource and including content data and an associated semantic description of the content data,
generate high-level contextual information, using the new context aware reasoning function, based on the received content data and the associated semantic description of the content data, and
route data in the M2M network based on the generated high-level contextual information to improve utilization of the M2M network.

US Pat. No. 10,194,183

REMOTE STORAGE DIGITAL VIDEO RECORDER STREAMING AND RELATED METHODS

DISH TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.,...

1. A method of streaming media content of a live event over a network using a remote storage digital video recorder (RS-DVR) system, the method comprising:determining a difference between a current utilization of backhaul bandwidth by the RS-DVR system and an allocated amount of backhaul bandwidth associated with the RS-DVR system exceeds a threshold value prior to receiving, at the RS-DVR system, a request for the media content from a media player on a client device via the network;
receiving, at the RS-DVR system, one or more encoded media segments corresponding to the live event from an origin server on the network;
creating, at the RS-DVR system, a shared access rights content file comprising the one or more encoded media segments corresponding to the live event in a temporary data storage at the RS-DVR system; and
transmitting, by the RS-DVR system, the one or more encoded media segments corresponding to the live event from the shared access rights content file to the media player on the client device, wherein the RS-DVR system marks the one or more encoded media segments being transmitted as cacheable.

US Pat. No. 10,194,126

IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, IMAGING APPARATUS, AND METHOD PERFORMED THEREBY

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. An image processing method for converting a color block image into a first imitating image,wherein the color block image comprises a plurality of image pixel units arranged in a predetermined array pattern, wherein each of the plurality of image pixel units comprises a plurality of original pixels having a same color;
wherein the first imitating image comprises a plurality of imitating pixels arranged in the predetermined array pattern;
wherein the plurality of imitating pixels comprise a current pixel, and the plurality of original pixels of a first image pixel unit of the plurality of image pixel units comprise a related pixel corresponding to a position of the current pixel; and
the image processing method comprising:
determining whether a color of the current pixel is same as a color of the related pixel;
when the color of the current pixel is same as the color of the related pixel, using a pixel value of the related pixel as a pixel value of the current pixel; and
when the color of the current pixel is different from the color of the related pixel, using pixel values of a related pixel unit comprising a plurality of pixels to calculate the pixel value of the current pixel through interpolation,
wherein a color of the plurality of pixels of the related pixel unit is same as the current pixel, and the plurality of pixels of the related pixel unit are located in a first set of image pixel units in the plurality of image pixel units, wherein the first set of image pixel units neighbor the first image pixel unit.

US Pat. No. 10,193,939

SPI HANDLING BETWEEN UE AND P-CSCF IN AN IMS NETWORK

T-Mobile U.S.A., Inc., B...

1. At least one non-transitory computer-readable memory, storing instructions, which when executed by at least one data processing device, manages security parameters that enable a device to receive Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) services via a telecommunications network, the instructions comprising:receiving a registration request for the device to receive one or more IMS services via the telecommunications network;
negotiating a first pair of security associations,
wherein the first pair of security associations include a first expiration time;
permitting access to an IMS service based at least in part on the first pair of security associations;
receiving a re-registration request for the device to receive one or more IMS services via the telecommunications network;
negotiating a second pair of security associations,
wherein the second pair of security associations include a second expiration time;
deleting the first pair of security associations; and
permitting access to the IMS service or another IMS service based at least in part on the second pair of security associations.

US Pat. No. 10,193,930

APPLICATION SECURITY CAPABILITY EXCHANGE VIA THE APPLICATION AND DATA PROTECTION LAYER

AVOCADO SYSTEMS INC., Sa...

1. A method, comprising:determining, by an application operating on a first host in a network, one or more security features and/or capabilities available to the application for protecting the application and first data used by the application from unauthorized activity;
sending, by an application and data protection layer (ADPL) operating on the first host via a data socket descriptor, a first message to one or more peer applications in the network, the first message including indication of the one or more security features and/or capabilities available to the application;
receiving a second message, via the data socket descriptor, including indication of one or more security features and/or capabilities available to a peer application in the network operating on a second host; and
providing a suggestion to the peer application to enact at least one of the one or more security features and/or capabilities available to the peer application in response to:
a security profile of the peer application received by the ADPL on the first host;
a security condition of the first host; or
a combination of the security profile of the peer application received by the ADPL on the first host and the security condition of the first host.

US Pat. No. 10,193,898

REPUTATION-BASED METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING A LIKELIHOOD THAT A MESSAGE IS UNDESIRED

WatchGuard Technologies, ...

1. A system, comprising:a computing device having a processor and memory, the computing device including a security appliance configured to:
receive, from a reputation engine, a first reputation metric corresponding to a first tuple of a plurality of tuples, the first tuple comprising a user identifier and an Internet Protocol (IP) address for an origin of a message and associated with a first level of granularity for identification of the origin of the message;
receive, from the reputation engine, a second reputation metric corresponding to a second tuple of the plurality of tuples, the second tuple comprising a domain and the IP address for the origin of the message and associated with a second level of granularity for identification of the origin of the message; and
calculate a value indicative of a likelihood that the message is undesired by use of the first reputation metric corresponding to the first tuple associated with the first level of granularity and the second reputation metric corresponding to the second tuple associated with the second level of granularity; and
handling the message in accordance with the value indicative of the likelihood that the message is undesired;
wherein the reputation engine is configured to determine the first reputation metric and the second reputation metric in response to receiving the plurality of tuples associated with the message; and
wherein a reputation metric associated with a tuple assigned a finer granularity contributes to the value more than a reputation metric associated with a tuple assigned a lower granularity.

US Pat. No. 10,193,889

DATA SOCKET DESCRIPTOR ATTRIBUTES FOR APPLICATION DISCOVERY IN DATA CENTERS

Avocado Systems Inc., Sa...

1. A system, comprising:a processing circuit and logic integrated with and/or executable by the processing circuit, the logic being configured to cause the processing circuit to:
collect all data socket descriptor databases from individual servers operating in a data center, each data socket descriptor database storing attributes of a base socket and one or more data socket descriptors used by an application or application instance operating on an individual server;
store data from the data socket descriptor databases for all applications and application instances operating in the data center in a central data socket descriptor database, the central data socket descriptor database being configured to store attributes of all data socket descriptors used by all applications or application instances operating in the data center; and
discover a new application or application instance operating in the data center based on: collection of attributes of at least one data socket descriptor used by the new application or application instance operating in the data center; and comparison of the attributes of all data socket descriptors used by all applications or application instances operating in the data center stored in the central data socket descriptor database with the attributes of the at least one data socket descriptor used by the new application or application instance operating in the data center; and
collecting one or more hash scans of the new application or application instance operating in the data center; generating an application signature for each new application or application instance operating in the data center using the one or more hash scans; wherein the attributes of the one or more data socket descriptors each respectively comprise a security profile indicating a risk associated with the application or application instance running on a particular server operating in the data center, and the system further comprising: mapping one or more security profile policies to one or more corresponding data socket descriptors;
determining whether the new application or application instance discovered operating in the data center is permissible; and causing the new application or application instance to close based on a determination that the new application or application instance is not permissible.

US Pat. No. 10,193,833

ELECTRONIC MESSAGE COMPOSITION SUPPORT METHOD AND APPARATUS

OATH INC., New York, NY ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a server computing device from a client computing device, content of an electronic message being composed by a user at the client computing device prior to the electronic message being sent by the user to at least one recipient;
forwarding, by the server computing device, at least a portion of the received electronic message content to a number of linters, each linter using the at least a portion of the received electronic message content to determine whether a condition exists that merits feedback to the user, the number of linters comprising at least one linter to identify a grammatical condition, at least one linter to identify a stylistic condition and at least one linter to identify a functional condition, the at least one linter to identify a stylistic condition comprising a formality linter to identify a mismatch between a determined level of formality of the content of the electronic message and a desired level of formality;
receiving, by the server computing device, the electronic message content annotated to include feedback identifying at least one condition identified by the number of linters; and
forwarding, by the server computing device, the annotated electronic message content for display at the user computing device, the annotated electronic message content being forwarded as a prompt for the user to replace at least a portion of the electronic message's content displayed at the user computing device prior to the electronic message being sent to the at least one recipient, the annotated electronic message content comprising the content of the electronic message being composed by the user and annotation message content indicating the identified mismatch between a current level of formality of the content of the electronic message and the suggested level of formality.

US Pat. No. 10,193,824

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTELLIGENT APPLICATION GROUPING

RISC Networks, LLC, Ashe...

1. A method comprising,collecting communication data travelling among a plurality of computing nodes in a networked environment;
using the communication data to create a plurality of connectivity records, wherein each connectivity record comprises a communication between a source computing node and a destination computing node of the plurality of computing nodes, wherein the communication comprises a source IP address of the source computing node, wherein the communication comprises a destination IP address of the destination computing node;
associating the communication with an application context;
associating the communication with a protocol;
defining a plurality of service oriented architecture groups, wherein a service oriented architecture group comprises one or more computing nodes of the plurality of computing nodes that run a service oriented architecture application;
processing the plurality of connectivity records to eliminate connectivity records that meet at least one criteria, wherein the plurality of connectivity records includes associated application contexts and protocols, the processing including examining each connectivity record of the plurality of connectivity records to determine whether the at least one criteria is met wherein the at least one criterion includes a source IP address of a connectivity record of the plurality of connectivity records matching a computing node belonging to a service oriented architecture group, wherein a first portion of the plurality of connectivity records comprises the eliminated connectivity records, wherein a second portion of the plurality of connectivity records comprises the remainder of the connectivity records;
building a graph using the second portion of the connectivity records.

US Pat. No. 10,193,741

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR NETWORK INCIDENT IDENTIFICATION AND ANALYSIS

NYANSA, INC., Palo Also,...

1. A method for automatic detection of a network incident from real-time network data, the method comprising:collecting real-time network data;
executing performance calculations on the real-time network data to compute performance metrics;
analyzing, via a remote network manager, (1) the network traffic data from a plurality of network elements in a network and (2) network management data from an enterprise system in the network, wherein the network management data includes L1 through L7 network topology data, network configuration data, and simple network management protocol data;
detecting network incidents from the executed performance calculations on the real-time network data and the analysis of the network traffic data and network management data;
identifying one or more root causes of the detected network incidents; and
determining remediation of the identified one or more root causes of the detected network incidents;
automatically implementing the determined remediation, wherein the remediation of the network incidents comprises programming, via a controller, configuration settings of network infrastructure including one or more of wireless LAN (Local Area Network) controllers, access points, switches, routers, and firewalls.

US Pat. No. 10,193,740

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR NOTIFICATION CONTROL

MBIT WIRELESS, INC., Irv...

1. A method for notification control at a client device in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:controlling, by a processing device,
automatically storing, in a memory of the client device, a given event notification preference entry based on user action to change at least one event notification alert setting,
in which a location of the client device and a time of day and day when the at least one event notification alert setting is changed by the user action are automatically obtained other than from user input via an interface of the client device and associated with the given event notification preference entry, in which the given event notification preference entry indicates user alert preference information indicating the change to the at least one event notification alert setting;
based on a determination whether a current location of the client device matches a given location identifier indicated by a first given event notification preference entry of a plurality of given event notification preference entries stored in the memory, automatically enabling and disabling event notification alerting according to the first given event notification preference information entry; and
when a number of the plurality of given event notification preference entries stored in the memory is determined to be at least a predetermined number, starting the automatically enabling and disabling of the event notification alerting.

US Pat. No. 10,193,686

TRIM FOR DUAL-PORT FREQUENCY MODULATION

SUNRISE MICRO DEVICES, IN...

1. A transceiver of a radio, comprising:a demodulator;
a dual-port frequency modulator;
a phase-locked loop, where a signal generated by the phase-locked loop is modulated to generate a modulated signal from the phase-locked loop; and
a processor coupled to the demodulator and the modulator, the processor operable to receive from the demodulator a modulation accuracy indicator and to control the phase-locked loop;
where the modulator modulates in accordance with a test data pattern a signal generated by the phase-locked loop of the transceiver to generate a modulated signal, where the test data pattern is automatically generated by an automatic data generation function of the dual-port frequency modulation modulator,
the transceiver generates a modulated intermediate frequency signal from a radio frequency (RF) signal and the modulated signal,
the demodulator processes the modulated intermediate frequency signal to determine modulation accuracy of the modulated intermediate frequency signal;
the processor monitors the determined modulation accuracy of the modulated intermediate frequency signal and responsive to the determined modulation accuracy falling outside an acceptable range of modulation accuracy, the processor adjusts the analog gain value of the transceiver to bring the modulation accuracy of the modulated intermediate frequency signal within the acceptable range of modulation accuracy,
responsive to the dual-port FM modulator receiving a data configure signal to select the test data pattern automatically generated by the automatic data generation function and to not select a data pattern provided to the dual-port FM modulator, the automatic data generation function provides to a pulse shape filter of the dual-port FM modulator the automatically generated test data pattern and the pulse shape filter shapes the received automatically generated test data pattern, and
the phase-locked loop receives the pulse-shaped automatically generated test data pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,193,580

MULTI-BAND RADIO-FREQUENCY RECEPTION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A device for wireless communication, comprising:a plurality of single-band circuits, each single-band circuit being tuned to a different frequency band; and
an amplifier comprising a transistor and coupled with the plurality of single-band circuits, the amplifier configured to receive a wide-band radio-frequency voltage signal at a gate of the transistor and select a single-band circuit from the plurality of single-band circuits, the selected single-band circuit configured to:
extract a selected frequency band signal from an amplified wide-band radio-frequency signal received from the amplifier; and
downconvert the selected frequency band signal.

US Pat. No. 10,193,510

SWITCHING CONTROLLERS AND METHODS FOR LOADS

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. A system controller for providing at least an output voltage, the system controller comprising:a first controller terminal configured to receive an input voltage, the input voltage being associated with an input-voltage magnitude;
a second controller terminal configured to receive a control voltage;
a third controller terminal configured to output an output voltage to a load;
a supply voltage generator configured to receive the input voltage from the first controller terminal and generate a supply voltage, the supply voltage being associated with a supply voltage magnitude; and
a ramp voltage generator configured to receive the supply voltage and generate a ramp voltage;
wherein, if the control voltage is at a first logic level,
the ramp voltage increases from zero to the supply voltage magnitude at a first rate of change during a first time duration; and
the output voltage increases from zero to the input-voltage magnitude at a second rate of change during a second time duration;
wherein the second rate of change is equal to the first rate of change multiplied by a predetermined constant.

US Pat. No. 10,193,477

METHOD FOR ESTIMATING THE ANGULAR POSITION OF A ROTOR OF AN ELECTRIC DRIVE SYSTEM

Valeo Siemens eAutomotive...

1. A method for estimating the angular position of a rotor in relation to a stator of a rotary electric machine, such as an electric machine of an electric or hybrid motorisation system, comprising:estimating the angular position and/or of the rotation speed of the rotor via a method of injecting high frequency signals as long as the absolute value of the rotation speed of the rotor, derived from said angular position, is less than a first predefined threshold (V1);
estimating the angular position and/or of the rotation speed of the rotor via a model coming from a learning method as long as the absolute value of the rotation speed of the rotor, derived from said angular position, is greater than a second predefined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,193,438

METHOD FOR MEASURING POWER FACTOR CORRECTING (PFC) POWER SUPPLY INPUT POWER USING A SINGLE SECONDARY SIDE MEASUREMENT WITH PERIODIC USAGE METRICS

ERP POWER, LLC, Moorpark...

1. A method of monitoring a power factor correcting (PFC) power supply, the method comprising:powering on the PFC power supply with a constant current;
starting a runtime counter that increments a count value;
measuring an output voltage;
calculating an output power by multiplying the constant current by the output voltage;
storing the output power in a random-access memory (RAM);
calculating an input power by multiplying the output power by an efficiency curve factor; and
storing the input power in the RAM.

US Pat. No. 10,193,423

CARBON BRUSH ARRANGEMENT

SCHUNK HOFFMAN CARBON TEC...

1. A carbon brush arrangement for connection to an electric motor, comprising:at least one carbon brush;
a first connection conductor, the first connection conductor being provided with a plastic connection housing; and
a second connection conductor connecting said at least one carbon brush to said first connection conductor, said second connection conductor provided with a plastic sheath consisting of a perfluoroalkoxy polymer (PFA) in at least a region of transition to the connection housing, wherein in order to form the region of transition between the connection housing and the plastic sheath, the plastic sheath consisting of PFA is injection-coated with another thermoplastic material.

US Pat. No. 10,193,396

CLUSTER MANAGEMENT OF TRANSMITTERS IN A WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

Energous Corporation, Sa...

1. A method of assigning wireless power transmitters to wireless power receivers, comprising:at a first power transmitter designated to assign other power transmitters to wirelessly transmit power to one or more power receivers, the other power transmitters are in wireless communication with the first power transmitter:
periodically receiving, from each of the other power transmitters, signals including information identifying respective power transfer attributes associated with transmissions of wireless power from each of the other power transmitters to one or more wireless power receivers;
generating, based on the power transfer attributes, an assignment list that assigns each of the other power transmitters to wirelessly transmit power to one or more of the wireless power receivers;
periodically updating the assignment list based on the periodically received signals; and
sending, to each of the other power transmitters, instructions to begin transmitting wireless power waves to respective assigned wireless power receivers in accordance with the updated assignment list.

US Pat. No. 10,193,368

CHARGING CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A charging control apparatus for an electronic device, comprising a power adapter and a charging control module; the power adapter being configured to charge a battery in the electronic device and to perform data communication with the charging control module via a communication interface of the power adapter; the charging control module being built in the electronic device and being configured to detect a voltage of the battery; each of the charging control module and the battery being coupled to the communication interface of the power adapter via a communication interface of the electronic device;wherein, during a process of charging the battery, the power adapter first charges the battery with a constant-voltage direct current output, and then after the power adapter receives a quick-charging instruction sent by the charging control module, the power adapter adjusts an output voltage according to the voltage of the battery fed back by the charging control module, and when the output voltage meets a quick-charging voltage condition pre-set by the charging control module, the power adapter adjusts an output current and the output voltage respectively according to a preset quick-charging current value and a preset quick-charging voltage value for quick-charging the battery, and meanwhile the charging control module introduces direct current from the power adapter for charging the battery; and during a process of quick-charging the battery, the power adapter adjusts the output current in real time according to the output voltage thereof and the voltage of the battery;
wherein the power adapter receiving the quick-charging instruction sent by the charging control module comprises that: when the power adapter performs data communication with the charging control module, the power adapter sends a quick-charging inquiry instruction to the charging control module when the output current of the power adapter is within a conventional current range during a preset period of time; the charging control module determines the voltage of the battery according to the quick-charging inquiry instruction; and the charging control module feeds back the quick-charging instruction to the power adapter when the voltage of the battery reaches the quick-charging voltage value.

US Pat. No. 10,193,328

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROTECTING TRANSFORMERS FROM INTERNAL FIRE

EASUN-MR TAP CHANGERS (P)...

1. A system for preventing a transformer from catching an internally generated fire, the system comprising:a first set of sensors configured to sense the generation of an arc in the transformer;
a timer configured to be triggered ON when the first set of sensors senses the generation of the arc, wherein the timer is triggered for a time period TM;
a first breaker to isolate an incoming power supply to the transformer;
a set of relays to sense the faulty condition in the transformer;
a controller configured to initiate a predefined instructions, if the faulty condition still persists after the time period TM;
a vacuum bottle in direct contact with the transformer chamber; and
a diaphragm present between the transformer and the vacuum bottle, wherein the diaphragm is configured to be broken by a pressure generated by the transformer, thereby allowing the vacuum bottle to suck the oil from the transformer chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,193,322

LOW-LOSS AND FAST ACTING SOLID-STATE BREAKER

Silicon Power Corporation...

1. A circuit for isolating a load from a source, the circuit comprising:at least one insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT); and
at least one gate turn-off thyristor (GTO) connected in parallel with the insulated-gate bipolar transistor;
wherein when no fault condition exists, the at least one GTO is configured to be ON to couple the load to the source, and
wherein when a fault condition exists:
the at least one IGBT is configured to turn on;
the at least one GTO is configured to turn OFF after the at least one IGBT turns on; and
the at least one IGBT is configured to turn OFF a predetermined amount of time after the at least one GTO turns OFF.

US Pat. No. 10,193,310

LOW POWER EDGE-EMITTING LASER DIODE AND LASER DIODE MODULE

EXALOS AG, Schlieren (CH...

1. An edge-emitting ridge laser diode comprising:a semiconductor heterostructure having an active layer sandwiched between an n-type layer and a p-type layer, wherein the active layer is influenced by a ridge structure to form a gain medium of width W; and
a back reflector of reflectivity Rb formed on a first side facet of the semiconductor heterostructure and a front reflector of reflectivity Rf formed on a second side facet of the semiconductor heterostructure, wherein the front and back reflectors are spaced apart to form a cavity of length L containing at least a part of the active layer, which thus forms the gain medium with an internal loss ?i,
wherein the width W: 1 ?m?W?2 ?m;
wherein the cavity length L: 100 ?m?L?600 ?m;
wherein the internal loss ?i: 0 cm?1??i?30 cm?1;
wherein the back reflectivity Rb: 100?Rb?80%; and
wherein the front reflectivity Rf: 100?Rf?60%,
wherein the laser diode, in an output power range of up to 1 mW, has a characteristic slope efficiency of less than 0.5 mW/mA, where slope efficiency is the ratio of output optical power to input electrical current, and an electrical power consumption below 150mW.

US Pat. No. 10,193,298

HIGH GAIN OPTICALLY PUMPED FAR INFRARED LASER

TAE TECHNOLOGIES, INC., ...

1. A FIR laser comprisesa vacuum chamber,
a beam pump source coupled to the chamber,
a rear mirror with an off center hole,
a waveguide, wherein the rear mirror and waveguide are housed in the chamber,
a pump beam reflector coupled to the chamber opposite the rear mirror, and
an output coupler positioned external to the chamber, wherein the distance between the rear mirror and output coupler define the cavity length of the FIR laser.

US Pat. No. 10,193,290

BATTERY COMPARTMENT AND ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE HAVING SAME

SHENZHEN IVPS TECHNOLOGY ...

1. A battery compartment, comprising a support, a button covering the support, and a switch button accommodated in the support;the support defining a mounting hole and at least one locating hole; the support further defining a first through hole on two lateral surfaces thereof respectively; and the switch button directly facing the mounting hole;
the battery compartment further comprising an elastic element and a revolving shaft; the elastic element having one end abutting against a surface of the button facing the support, and the other end passing through the mounting hole to abutting against the switch button;
the button being provided with at least one connector assembly; the connector assembly defining a second through hole thereon; the connector assembly being configured to be inserted into the locating hole; and the revolving shaft passing through the first through hole and the second through hole.

US Pat. No. 10,193,286

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An electronic device comprising,a first connector including a first pin and a second pin, configured to connect to an external device, wherein the electronic device determines whether the electronic device is electrically connected to the external device according to a voltage level of the first pin;
a power switching circuit;
a power module connected to the power switching circuit; and
an external terminal connected to the power module via the power switching circuit,
when the electronic device is connected to the external device, the electronic device determines whether to supply power to the external device according to a voltage level of the second pin, and
the power switching circuit is conducted to allow the power module to provide power for the external device when the electronic device determines to supply power to the external device.

US Pat. No. 10,193,279

EXTENSION CORD, SOCKET AND COVER OF A SOCKET

ROMI SYSTEMS AB OY, Vasa...

1. An extension cord comprising:a lead having a first end and a second end, the first end comprising a socket having a cover and the second end comprising a plug, the cover being attached to the socket by a hinged joint possessing a force which resists opening of the cover, wherein:
the socket includes a front side, a rear side, and a sheath between the front side and the rear side,
the cover includes a first portion that covers the front side of the socket and a second portion that extends over the sheath from the front side toward the rear side, and
the second portion of the cover comprises a retainer, the retainer including a slot and a hole at the bottom of the slot, the slot decreasing in width from an edge of the second portion to the hole.

US Pat. No. 10,193,264

OUTLET COVER

Elbee Pty Ltd., Bondi Ju...

1. An electrical outlet cover comprising: a cover plate having an electric outlet-facing side, an outwardly-facing side, and a first engagement member; a plurality of prongs extending from the electric outlet-facing side of the cover plate and insertable into contact holes of an electrical outlet; and a grasping arm disposed on the outwardly-facing side of the cover plate when the grasping arm is in a closed position, and pivotably moveable between the closed position and an open, grasping position, the grasping arm having a second engagement member; wherein in the closed position, the second engagement member engages the first engagement member to prevent pivoting of the grasping arm out of the closed position; the grasping arm is resiliently deformable to a deformed state in which the first engagement member disengages from the second engagement member to allow the grasping arm to pivot to the open position; and the second engagement member is re-engageable with the first engagement member after the grasping arm has been in the open position to prevent pivoting of the grasping arm out of the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,193,256

POWER SUPPLY BOARD BRIDGE CONNECTOR AND CONNECTING STRUCTURE USING THE SAME

XIAMEN GHGM INDUSTRIAL TR...

1. A power supply board bridge connector, comprising an insulating base, an insulating cover, and at least one metallic elastic plate, the insulating cover being configured to cover the insulating base, at least one receiving groove is defined between the insulating base and the insulating cover, a bottom of the insulating base being formed with through holes communicating with the receiving groove, at least two left and right pins being provided beneath the insulating base, the pins being mated with insertion holes of two left and right power supply boards so that the insulating base bridges over the two power supply boards, the metallic elastic plate being placed in the receiving groove, the metallic elastic plate having two left and right elastic contacts, the two left and right elastic contacts pass through the through holes at the bottom of the receiving groove to be electrically connected to the left and right power supply boards respectively so as to achieve a bridging electrical connection between the two power supply boards,wherein opposing sides of the insulating base are provided with side slots corresponding in position to the pins, lower ends of the side slots extend to the pins respectively, each of the side slots is provided with a metallic buckle, the metallic buckle has a mounting plate abutting against a wall of the corresponding side slot, a bottom of the mounting plate of the metallic buckle is bent upward to form an elastic plate, the elastic plate is formed with a buckle protrusion to mate with respective edges of the insertion holes for installing and fixing the insulating base and the power supply boards, an upper end of the elastic plate is formed with a press portion above the power supply boards, when the press portion is pressed towards the mounting plate in the corresponding side slot, the buckle protrusion is disengaged from the edges of the insertion holes to disconnect the insulating base from the power supply boards.

US Pat. No. 10,193,240

PARTITIONED PHASED ARRAY FED REFLECTOR ANTENNA SYSTEM

VIASAT, INC., Carlsbad, ...

1. A phased array fed reflector antenna comprising:a reflector;
an array of antenna elements arranged relative to the reflector; and
a plurality of beam forming networks coupled to the array of antenna elements, the plurality of beam forming networks including:
a first beam forming network coupled to only a first partition of antenna elements in the array of antenna elements, wherein the first partition includes a first subset of antenna elements that are exclusive to the first partition, and further includes a second subset of antenna elements that are non-exclusive to the first partition, the first beam forming network having a first port for a first beam signal that is communicated only between the first beam forming network and the first partition and having a first beam weight circuit to generate a first spot beam associated with the first beam signal using the first partition of antenna elements, wherein the first subset of antenna elements that is exclusive to the first partition has more antennas elements than in the second subset of antenna elements that is non-exclusive to the first partition; and
a second beam forming network coupled to only a second partition of antenna elements in the array of antenna elements, wherein the second partition includes a third subset of antenna elements that are exclusive to the second partition, and further includes the second subset of antenna elements, the second beam forming network having a second port for a second beam signal, different from the first beam signal, that is communicated only between the second beam forming network and the second partition and having a second beam weight circuit to generate a second spot beam associated with the second beam signal using the second partition of antenna elements, wherein the third subset of antenna elements that is exclusive to the second partition has more antennas elements than in the second subset of antenna elements.

US Pat. No. 10,193,136

NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

AUTOMOTIVE ENERGY SUPPLY ...

1. A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery comprising:an electrode body;
an electrolyte solution; and
a laminate film package container housing the electrode body and the electrolyte solution, wherein
the laminate film package comprises a metal layer, a heat-seal layer, and a protective layer;
the electrode body includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode,
the positive electrode includes a positive electrode current collector, and a positive electrode active material layer formed on the positive electrode current collector,
the negative electrode includes a negative electrode current collector, and a negative electrode active material layer formed on the negative electrode current collector,
the positive electrode active material layer includes secondary particles of a lithium nickel cobalt manganese composite oxide,
the secondary particle includes a group of primary particles of a lithium nickel cobalt manganese composite oxide with a layered crystal structure,
the primary particle has an average cross-sectional area of 0.80 ?m2 or greater and 1.20 ?m2 or less,
the layered crystal structure has a lattice constant “c” of 14.240 ? or less, and
the lithium nickel cobalt manganese composite oxide is represented by the following Formula (1):
Li1-xNiaCobMncO2   (1)
wherein “x” satisfies 0?x?1, “a” satisfies 0.4?a?0.8, “b” satisfies 0.1?b?0.4, and “c” satisfies 0.1?c?0.5.

US Pat. No. 10,193,092

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SCALABLE PEROVSKITE DEVICE FABRICATION

NUtech Ventures, Lincoln...

19. A process for fabricating a perovskite device, comprising:receiving a substrate; and
linearly depositing a perovskite solution onto the substrate to form a perovskite film, wherein the perovskite solution includes a lead halide and at least one of a methylammonium halide or a formamidinium halide dissolved in dimethylformamide (DMF) or Methyl sulfoxide (DMSO).

US Pat. No. 10,193,047

ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLIES INCORPORATING HEAT FLUX ROUTING STRUCTURES FOR THERMOELECTRIC GENERATION

1. An electronic assembly comprising:a substrate comprising a first surface and a second surface;
a conductive plane on the first surface of the substrate, the conductive plane comprising a central region and a plurality of arms radially extending from the central region of the conductive plane, each of the plurality of arms comprising an end portion distal from the central region;
a thermoelectric generator device coupled to the central region of the conductive plane;
a plurality of heat generating devices coupled to the second surface of the substrate, each heat generating device of the plurality of heat generating devices aligned with the end portion of one of the plurality of arms; and
a plurality of thermal guide traces positioned on the first surface of the substrate and surrounding the conductive plane such that the thermal guide traces thermally couple the plurality of heat generating devices to the central region, wherein the plurality of thermal guide traces are shaped and positioned to guide heat flux present on or within the substrate toward the central region of the conductive plane.

US Pat. No. 10,193,036

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A light emitting device comprising:a semiconductor light emitting element;
a resin rich layer extending around outer lateral surfaces of the semiconductor light emitting element;
a wavelength conversion member located above a light extraction face of the semiconductor light emitting element, the wavelength conversion member comprising a wavelength conversion substance adapted to convert light emitted by said semiconductor light emitting element into light having a different wavelength;
a first light reflective layer extending around at least a portion of outer lateral surfaces of the resin rich layer; and
a second light reflective layer extending around at least a portion of outer lateral surfaces of the first light reflective layer,
wherein each of the first and second light reflective layers comprises a light-transmissive resin containing a light reflective substance.

US Pat. No. 10,193,034

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, ILLUMINATING DEVICE, AND METHOD OF PRODUCING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a semiconductor chip comprising an active region provided to generate radiation;
a radiation exit face extending parallel to a main plane of extension of the active region;
a molding directly adjoining at least one side face of the semiconductor chip and at least one back of the semiconductor chip remote from the radiation exit face;
and
a spacer projecting beyond the radiation exit face in a vertical direction extending perpendicular to the radiation exit face,
wherein the spacer and the active region are arranged side by side and without overlap when viewed in a plan view onto the radiation exit face.

US Pat. No. 10,193,024

OPTOELECTRONIC SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP AND METHOD OF PRODUCING AN OPTOELECTRONIC SEMICONDUCTOR CHIP

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. An optoelectronic semiconductor chip comprising a carrier and a semiconductor body having a semiconductor layer sequence arranged on the carrier, and a front side of the chip and a rear side of the chip, whereinthe semiconductor layer sequence comprises an active region arranged between a first semiconductor layer and a second semiconductor layer and generates or receives electromagnetic radiation,
the first semiconductor layer electrically conductively connects to a first contact,
the first contact is formed on the front side of the chip next to the active region,
the second semiconductor layer electrically conductively connects to a second contact,
the second contact is arranged on the front side of the chip next to the active region, and
an electrically insulating separating layer that electrically insulates the rear side of the chip from the active region of the semiconductor chip, and the electrically insulating separating layer is formed of a first separating layer, a second separating layer and a third separating layer,
wherein the first separating layer, the second separating layer and the third separating layer are distinct layers, and
the first separating layer is formed by atomic layer deposition or molecular layer deposition.

US Pat. No. 10,193,011

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A 3 COLOR LED INTEGRATED SI CMOS DRIVER WAFER USING DIE TO WAFER BONDING APPROACH

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method comprising:providing a plurality of first color die over a complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) wafer, each first color die being laterally separated with a first oxide and electrically connected to the CMOS wafer;
providing a second color die above each first color die, each second color die being separated from each other with a second oxide, bonded to a first color die, and electrically connected to the CMOS wafer through the bonded first color die;
removing a portion of each second color die to expose a portion of each bonded first color die;
forming a conformal transparent conductive oxide (TCO) layer over each first and second color die and on a side surface of each second color die and oxide;
forming a plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) oxide layer over the CMOS wafer; and
planarizing the PECVD oxide layer.

US Pat. No. 10,193,002

MOS VARACTORS AND METHODS FOR FABRICATING MOS VARACTORS

GLOBALFOUNDRIES SINGAPORE...

1. A metal oxide semiconductor (MOS) varactor comprising:a first active area doped well that is disposed within a semiconductor substrate and a second active area doped well that is disposed within the semiconductor substrate, the first and second active area doped wells being spaced apart from one another with respect to a surface of the semiconductor substrate;
an extended gate structure comprising a first end portion that extends over the first active area doped well, a second end portion that extends over the second active area doped well, and an intermediate portion that extends over the semiconductor substrate between the first and second active area doped wells, outside of both of the first and second active area doped wells, wherein the extended gate structure terminates proximally at a proximal end of the extended gate structure that is within the second active area doped well, wherein the extended gate structure terminates distally at a distal end of the extended gate structure that is within the first active area doped well, and wherein the extended gate structure comprises lateral sides that extend between the proximal and distal ends;
a plurality of active area contact structures formed in physical and electrical connection with the each of the first and second active area doped wells, wherein at least a first and a second contract structure of the plurality of active area contact structures are formed adjacent to opposite lateral sides of the extended gate structure at the first end portion, and at least a third contact structure of the plurality of active area contact structures is formed distally adjacent to the distal end of the extended gate structure at the first end portion; and
a gate contact structure that is formed in physical and electrical contact with the extended gate structure in the intermediate portion of the extended gate structure such that the gate contact structure overlies the semiconductor substrate between the first and second active area doped wells and outside of both of the first and second active area doped wells.

US Pat. No. 10,192,953

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SILICON CARBIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SILICON CARBIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Sumitomo Electric Industr...

1. A silicon carbide semiconductor device comprising:a silicon carbide substrate having a first main surface and a second main surface located on a side opposite to said first main surface;
an epitaxial layer formed on said first main surface, said epitaxial layer having a first conductivity type and having a third main surface located on a side opposite to a side on which said silicon carbide substrate is located;
a trench which is formed in said epitaxial layer and includes side walls intersecting with said third main surface and a bottom portion connected to said side walls; and
an embedded region, which is formed in said trench and has a second conductivity type different from said first conductivity type, said trench being filled with said embedded region;
an opening of said trench being wider than said bottom portion, and said epitaxial layer adjacent to said embedded region and said embedded region constituting a superjunction structure, said silicon carbide semiconductor device further comprising:
an impurity region formed on said embedded region and having said second conductivity type;
a first electrode provided on said impurity region; and
a second electrode in contact with said second main surface.

US Pat. No. 10,192,928

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATIO...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a stacked body including a first conductive film and a second conductive film stacked in a first direction via an inter-layer insulating film, the first conductive film being longer than the second conductive film in a second direction, the second direction intersecting the first direction;
a first conductive body and a second conductive body, each of the conductive bodies facing the stacked body to extend in the first direction, the first conductive body contacting the first conductive film, and the second conductive body contacting the second conductive film;
a first insulating film disposed in the same layer as the first conductive film and disposed between the first conductive body and the first conductive film;
a second insulating film disposed in the same layer as the second conductive film and disposed between the second conductive body and the second conductive film,
the first conductive body including a first projecting part that projects along upper surfaces of the first insulating film and the first conductive film, and a lower surface of the first projecting part contacting the upper surface of the first conductive film;
the second conductive body including a second projecting part that projects along upper surfaces of the second insulating film and the second conductive film, and a lower surface of the second projecting part contacting the upper surface of the second conductive film;
a third insulating film configured from a material different from that of the first insulating film and the second insulating film, disposed on the first conductive film and disposed in the same layer as the first projecting part of the first conductive body; and
a fourth insulating film configured from a material different from that of the first insulating film and the second insulating film, disposed on the second conductive film and disposed in the same layer as the second projecting part of the second conductive body.

US Pat. No. 10,192,909

ARRAY SUBSTRATE STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF ARRAY SUBSTRATE

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. A manufacturing method of an array substrate, comprising:step 1, providing a substrate, manufacturing a first metal layer on the substrate, pattering the first metal layer with a first photo-mask, to manufacture a gate electrode;
step 2, manufacturing a gate insulating layer on the substrate, manufacturing an active layer with a second photo-mask;
step 3, forming a first via in the gate insulating layer corresponding to the first metal layer with a third photo-mask;
step 4, manufacturing a second metal layer on the gate insulating layer, patterning the second metal layer with a fourth photo-mask, to manufacture source/drain electrodes, and forming a second via on where corresponding to the active layer, the first metal layer and the second metal layer being connected at the first via;
step 5, manufacturing a pixel electrode with a fifth photo-mask, the pixel electrode and the source/drain electrodes being directly connected at the second via, the second metal layer being covered and protected by the pixel electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,192,867

COMPLEMENTARY FETS WITH WRAP AROUND CONTACTS AND METHOD OF FORMING SAME

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method of forming a stacked integrated circuit structure comprising:forming a first FET on a substrate, the first FET including at least one first gate, at least one first source and at least one first drain;
forming a spacer layer over the first source and the first drain of the first FET;
forming a second FET over the spacer layer, the second FET being vertically stacked above the first FET, the second FET including at least one second gate, at least one second source and at least one second drain, the first and second gates being vertically aligned, and at least a portion of the second source and at least a portion of the second drain being above and vertically aligned with at least a portion of the first source and at least a portion of the first drain, respectively;
forming a dielectric layer over the second FET;
forming a first lateral conductive metal region and a first vertical conductive metal region, the first lateral conductive metal region surrounding at least one of the first source and the first drain of the first FET and extending laterally outward beyond any portion of the second FET thereabove, the first vertical conductive metal region extending upwards from the first lateral conductive metal region to a top surface of the dielectric layer; and
forming a second vertical conductive metal region, the second vertical conductive metal region surrounding at least one of the second source and the second drain of the second FET and extending upwards to the top surface of the dielectric layer, the second vertical conductive metal region not intersecting the first vertical conductive metal region.

US Pat. No. 10,192,864

LATERAL BICMOS REPLACEMENT METAL GATE

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A semiconductor structure, comprising:a CMOS device in a first region of a semiconductor substrate having a metal gate formed between first sidewall spacers and above a high-k dielectric layer and a dummy titanium nitride layer, the metal gate being located above a channel region connecting a source-drain region within and extending above the semiconductor substrate;
a BJT device in a second region of the semiconductor substrate having a base region formed between second sidewall spacers and an emitter-collector region adjacent to the base region and extending above the semiconductor substrate;
an insulating cap layer located above and disposed directly over sidewalls of the source-drain region and the emitter-collector region, wherein the sidewalls of the source-drain region and the emitter-collector region extend above a top surface of the semiconductor substrate;
an ILD layer located directly above the insulating cap layer and between the CMOS and BJT devices; and
a plurality of contacts formed in the ILD layer, wherein the high-k dielectric layer is disposed over sidewalls of the first sidewall spacers, and the dummy titanium nitride layer is separated from the first sidewall spacers by the high-k dielectric layer.

US Pat. No. 10,192,819

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT STRUCTURE INCORPORATING STACKED FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTORS

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. An integrated circuit structure comprising:a first transistor on a substrate and comprising two first source/drain regions and at least one first channel region positioned laterally between the two first source/drain regions;
a dielectric layer on the first source/drain regions;
a second transistor above the first transistor such that the first transistor is stacked between the substrate and the second transistor, the second transistor comprising two second source/drain regions and at least one second channel region positioned laterally between the second source/drain regions, the two second source/drain regions and the at least one second channel region being aligned with the two first source/drain regions and the at least one first channel region, respectively, and the two second source/drain regions being electrically isolated from the two first source/drain regions by the dielectric layer;
a first embedded contact in a first source/drain region of the two first source/drain regions of the first transistor; and
a wire electrically connected to the first embedded contact, wherein the wire is either below the dielectric layer and positioned laterally adjacent to the first source/drain region or in a metal level and aligned above a second source/drain region of the two second source/drain regions of the second transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,192,814

ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLIES HAVING A COOLING CHIP LAYER WITH FLUID CHANNELS AND THROUGH SUBSTRATE VIAS

1. An electronics assembly comprising:a cooling chip structure comprising:
a device facing surface opposite a base surface;
one or more sidewalls extending around a perimeter of the cooling chip structure between the device facing surface and the base surface;
a fluid inlet port and a fluid outlet port;
an array of channel fins defining a plurality of fluid microchannels fluidly coupled to the fluid inlet port and the fluid outlet port; and
a through substrate via extending from the base surface of the cooling chip structure to the device facing surface of the cooling chip structure, wherein the through substrate via intersects two or more fluid microchannels of the plurality of fluid microchannels and is disposed between two channel fins of the array of channel fins.

US Pat. No. 10,192,802

THIN FILM BASED FAN OUT AND MULTI DIE PACKAGE PLATFORM

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A device comprising:a polymer film having tapered vias formed therein, wherein the polymer film comprises a film roll with perforations along side edges of the film roll;
a semiconductor device having conductive pillars with deposited solder on a surface opposite the semiconductor device and the conductive pillars being bonded to a first surface of the polymer film over the conductive pillars with an underfill material; and
an encapsulant material deposited over the semiconductor device and polymer film,
wherein the underfill material bonds a surface of the semiconductor device to the first surface of the polymer film to permit movement during temperature cycling.

US Pat. No. 10,192,780

SELF-ALIGNED MULTIPLE PATTERNING PROCESSES USING BI-LAYER MANDRELS AND CUTS FORMED WITH BLOCK MASKS

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., Gr...

1. A method comprising:forming an upper layer and a lower layer of a mandrel line over a first hardmask;
forming a non-mandrel cut block over a portion of a non-mandrel line;
after forming the non-mandrel cut block, removing the upper layer of the mandrel line;
forming a first etch mask over a first section of the lower layer of the mandrel line that is arranged laterally between adjacent second sections of the lower layer and that defines a mandrel cut block over a first portion of the first hardmask;
after forming the first etch mask, removing the second sections of the lower layer of the mandrel line to expose respective second portions of the first hardmask; and
removing the second portions of the first hardmask with a first etching process to form a trench in the first hardmask,
wherein the first portion of the first hardmask is masked by the mandrel cut block during the first etching process.

US Pat. No. 10,192,730

METHODS FOR OPERATING ELECTROSTATIC TRAP MASS ANALYZERS

Thermo Finnigan LLC, San...

1. A method of operating an electrostatic trapping mass analyzer, comprising:introducing a sample of ions from a population of ions into a trapping region of the mass analyzer, wherein an established trapping field within the trapping region is such that ions of the introduced sample of ions are caused to exhibit radial motion with respect to a central longitudinal axis of the trapping region while undergoing harmonic motion in a dimension z defined by the central longitudinal axis of the trapping region, the frequency of harmonic motion of a particular ion being a function of its mass-to-charge ratio;
superimposing a multi-frequency periodic modulation field onto the trapping field within the trapping region, wherein the multi-frequency periodic modulation field comprises a plurality of frequencies, each frequency associated with a respective amplitude, wherein the multi-frequency periodic modulation field acts to either increase or reduce the harmonic motion energies of the ions by an amount varying according to the frequency of harmonic motion, and wherein either the frequencies are randomly chosen from a frequency range or the amplitudes are randomly chosen; and
acquiring a mass spectrum of the ions in the trapping region by measuring a signal representative of an image current induced by the harmonic motion of the ions.

US Pat. No. 10,192,710

ION MILLING APPARATUS AND ION MILLING METHOD

Hitachi High-Technologies...

1. An ion milling apparatus comprising:an ion gun that generates an ion beam;
a sample chamber that can maintain a vacuum state in which irradiation processing by the ion beam generated by the ion gun is performed; and
gas injection means for injecting a gas toward the inside of the ion gun.

US Pat. No. 10,192,697

KEY AND KEYBOARD DEVICE

ASUSTEK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A key disposed on a baseplate of a keyboard device, the key comprising:a sheet metal keycap including a body portion and two bending portions, wherein the body portion includes at least two punching holes corresponding to the bending portions, the at least two punching holes are disposed between an edge and a center of the body portion, and the two bending portions are extended downwardly from a side of the punching holes of the body portion, respectively; and
a supporting structure, disposed between the sheet metal keycap and the baseplate, and two sides of the supporting structure are pivotally connected to the bending portions and the baseplate, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,192,695

KEYSWITCH ASSEMBLY AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

GETAC TECHNOLOGY CORPORAT...

1. A keyswitch assembly corresponding to a single key on a keyboard, comprising:a display unit comprising a plurality of display regions each capable of being individually switched between a light-on and a light-off state;
a carrier for carrying the display unit;
a plurality of contact pads on the carrier, the contact pads being electrically connected to the display regions;
a light-shielding layer positioned corresponding to the display regions, the light-shielding layer comprising a plurality of transparent patterns, the transparent patterns positioned respectively corresponding to the display regions; and
a transparent keycap positioned on the display unit;
wherein the light-shielding layer comprises a layer of light-shielding material in which the transparent patterns are formed, wherein the transparent patterns permit light emitted from the corresponding display regions to pass through.

US Pat. No. 10,192,654

FLAT CABLE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Thomas Engineering Co., L...

1. A flat cable comprising:a pod (10) including pipe type insertion portions (11) formed to be separated from each other at both side ends thereof and a central insertion portion (12) of which both ends are integrally connected to the both pipe type insertion portions (11);
a pair of left and right support members (20) inserted into the pipe insertion portions (11);
multiple electric cables (30) inserted into the central insertion portion (12); and
a clamp (40) including an upper clamp (41) installed above the support member (20) and having upper insertion grooves (41a) formed at both side ends thereof and a lower clamp (42) installed below the support member (20) and having lower insertion grooves (42a) formed at both side ends thereof,
wherein the central insertion portion (12) of the pod (12) is partitioned into multiple spaces (R1, R2, and R3) separated from each other and multiple electric cables (30) are horizontally disposed in the separated spaces in one layer, and
the support members (20) are inserted into the upper and lower insertion grooves (41a and 42a), an upper suspension projection (41b) is formed the entrance portion of the upper insertion groove (41a), and the lower suspension projection (42b) is formed at the entrance portion of the lower insertion groove (42a), upper clamp (41), and the support member (20) and the lower clamp (42) are screw-joined by a bolt (B) consecutively penetrating the upper clamp (41), and the support member (20) and the lower clamp (42).

US Pat. No. 10,192,631

CURRENT MEMORY CIRCUIT FOR MINIMIZING CLOCK-FEEDTHROUGH

Foundation of Research an...

1. A current memory circuit, comprising:a first current mirror comprising:
a first input device of a first type having a gate, a drain, and a source;
a first mirrored device of the first type having a gate, a drain, and a source, wherein the gate of the first input, device is connected to the gate of the first mirrored device at a first common gate node;
a first switch connected between an input node of the current memory circuit and the drain of the first input device; and
a second switch connected between the drain and the gate of the first input device;
a second current mirror comprising:
a second input device of a second type having a gate, a drain, and a source;
a second mirrored device of the second type having a gate, a drain, and a source, wherein the gate of the second input device is connected to the gate of the second mirrored device at a second common gate node;
a third switch connected between the drain and the gate of the second input device; and
a fourth switch connected between the drain of the second mirrored device and an output node of the current memory circuit; and
a dummy capacitor connecting the first common gate node of the first current mirror and the first common gate node of the second current mirror to each other,
wherein the first, second, third, and fourth switches are configurable to store a voltage in the dummy capacitor.

US Pat. No. 10,192,526

LOCATION-BASED DISPLAY OF PIXEL HISTORY

eBay Inc., San Jose, CA ...

1. At least one processor and executable instructions accessible on a computer-readable medium that, when executed, cause the at least one processor to perform operations comprising:presenting a current screen including an element distinct from a previous element of a previous screen, wherein the previous element was presented at a location on less than an entirety of the previous screen;
receiving a request that the previous element be presented within the current screen next to a current element of the current screen, the request being received from a device that displays the current screen, the request indicating a location of the current element, wherein the location of the current element is less than an entirety of the current screen and is the same location at which the previous element was presented on the previous screen; and
presenting a contemporaneous view of the previous element next to the current element at the location of the current element within the current screen, the presenting being performed in response to the received request.

US Pat. No. 10,192,508

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. A display apparatus, comprising:a timing controller extracting a vertical synchronizing signal and a horizontal synchronizing signal from an input image signal;
a display panel provided with a plurality of scan lines and a plurality of signal lines perpendicularly crossing the plurality of scan lines, and performing a display, in a case where a scanning voltage is applied to a scan line, in accordance with a signal voltage applied to a signal line based on an image signal;
a scan driving unit sequentially applying a scanning voltage to each of the scan lines in accordance with the extracted vertical synchronizing signal and horizontal synchronizing signal; and
a signal driving unit for applying a signal voltage to each of the signal lines,
wherein
the timing controller operates the scan driving unit at a predetermined frame rate,
the timing controller outputs an image signal which is based on the input image signal and whose vertical resolution is half of the vertical resolution of the display panel and whose horizontal resolution matches the horizontal resolution of the display panel to the signal driving unit, and
the signal driving unit comprises:
a data latch for latching the image signal received from the timing controller; and
a line memory for duplicating pixel data of the image signal received from the data latch,
wherein
each pixel of data of the image signal received from the data latch is duplicated by storing each pixel of data of the image signal received from the data latch in areas of two pixels of the line memory,
the duplication of the pixel data results in the vertical resolution of the image signal received from the timing controller being doubled, and
the signal driving unit applies the signal voltage to each of the signal lines in accordance with the image signal which is stored in the line memory, and of which the vertical resolution is twice the vertical resolution of the image signal received from the timing controller.

US Pat. No. 10,192,469

DISPLAY DEVICE FOR A WALKER

Michael J. Brenner and Jo...

1. A display device for a walker comprising:a panel having a front side, a back side, a left side edge, a right side edge, a top side edge, and a bottom side edge;
an interior pocket formed between the front side and the back side;
a series of grommets positioned along the left side edge of the panel;
a series of grommets positioned along the right side edge of the panel;
a closure device positioned along the top side edge; and
an adjustable back attachment device comprising a portion of hook material attached to the back side of the panel, a first tab member separate from the hook material attached to the back side of the panel having a first end having a portion of loop material with the loop material for mating with the portion of hook material attached to the back side of the panel and a second end having a portion of hook material, a second tab member separate from the hook material attached to the back side of the panel having a first end having a portion of loop material with the loop material for mating with the portion of hook material attached to the back side of the panel and a second end having a portion of loop material with the portion of loop material of the second end of the second tab member for mating with the portion of hook material of the second end of the first tab member.

US Pat. No. 10,192,440

SYSTEM FOR DISPLAYING PARKING SPACES

CLEVERCITI SYSTEMS GMBH, ...

1. A system comprising:at least a street-lighting device;
a camera system mounted on the street-lighting device;
a recognition unit;
a transmission unit; and
a mobile display unit;
wherein the camera system is configured for delivering image indications of parking space areas disposed within a parking space zone; and
wherein the recognition unit is configured to:
store geographical coordinates of parking space areas located in a field of view of the camera system;
associate a respective occupation status in dependence on the image indications of the parking space areas, the respective occupation status marking whether a respective parking space area is free or occupied; and
provide the respective occupation status of at least the free parking space areas with the associated geographical coordinates to the transmission unit;
wherein the transmission unit is configured to transmit the respective occupation status of at least the free parking space areas with the associated geographical coordinates to the mobile display unit; and
wherein the recognition unit is configured to output edge images and/or contour images of a parked motor vehicle detected by the camera system, with the edge images and/or contour images being output when a maximum parking time of the parked motor vehicle has been exceeded, and with the edge images and/or contour images showing the parked motor vehicle at the start of a parking process and after the reaching of the maximum parking time.

US Pat. No. 10,192,416

INDOOR POSITIONING AND TRACKING USING A MULTI-BAND WIRELESS NETWORKING SYSTEM

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A method comprising:wirelessly interconnecting a plurality of wireless access points (AP) via a dedicated wireless channel that is dedicated for communication between the plurality of wireless APs, the plurality of wireless APs collectively forming a single multi-band wireless network providing broad coverage to a client device, each of the plurality of wireless APs including a first radio for communication, via the dedicated communication channel, with other APs of the plurality of wireless APs and a second radio for communication with the client device as part of the broad coverage provided to the client device;
coordinating the plurality of wireless APs via the dedicated wireless communication channel;
receiving, by a first wireless AP of the plurality of wireless APs, from each of the other wireless APs of the plurality of wireless APs, over the dedicated wireless communication channel, signals indicative of a position of the client device; and
determining, by the first wireless AP, a position of the client device based on the received signals.

US Pat. No. 10,192,407

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CASH PAYMENTS FOR ONLINE GAMING

Handle Financial, Inc., ...

1. A method to facilitate transactions with a game provider, the method comprising:generating an inline frame element at a service provider system, the inline frame element representing a proposed transaction to provide a game from a game provider to a player system;
sending the inline frame element to the game provider to be nested in a frame of a game provider page that is sent to the player system by the game provider;
receiving a player identification information about a player of the player system at the service provider system through the inline frame element;
presenting information regarding a point-of-service to the player system from the service provider system based on the player identification information, the point-of-service being an establishment selected from among a plurality of points-of-service that is local to the player and that is equipped to accept cash payments;
generating a token that is optically readable for use by the point-of-service, the token being linked to the player identification information;
providing the token to the player system from the service provider system;
receiving a token information, a payment information and a confirmation that the player presented the token and a payment from the point-of-service at the service provider system, the confirmation indicating that the player has provided the payment to the point-of-service;
sending the player identification information and the payment information from the service provider system to the game provider in response to receiving the confirmation to indicate completing the transaction to the game provider.

US Pat. No. 10,192,384

MONEY ITEM HANDLING DEVICE AND CONVEYOR

Crane Payment Innovations...

1. A handling device for money items having a generally discoidal surface and a peripheral edge, the handling device comprising:a receiving station configured to receive money items supplied thereto, a money item processing station; and
a conveyor configured to convey money items from the money item receiving station to the money item processing station, the conveyor comprising:
a conveyor member having a money item receiving surface, and
first and second lugs upstanding from said money item receiving surface, the first lug comprising a forward facing first capture region and the second lug comprising a forward facing second capture region, the capture regions configured to be driven in a longitudinal conveying direction through the money item receiving station to receive a money item with its major discoidal surface overlying the money item receiving surface and with its peripheral edge abutting the capture regions of the lugs, one of the capture regions of the lugs being upstanding from said money item receiving surface at least in part by a height greater than the other capture region,
wherein the capture regions are arranged such that if first and second of said money items become lodged on the money item receiving surface and abutting the first and second capture regions respectively, upon forward movement of the conveyor in the longitudinal conveying direction, the first money item is urged by the first capture region against the second money item so as to dislodge the second money item from abutment with the second capture region so that solely the first money item is held in abutment with the first and second capture regions,
wherein the first and second lugs are disposed on opposite sides of a longitudinal axis of the conveyor member, and the first capture region of the first lug comprises a capture surface facing forwardly in said longitudinal conveying direction, having a height which reduces in a direction of said longitudinal axis, and
wherein the capture surface is trapezoidal and forms an acute angle with the longitudinal axis in the longitudinal conveying direction and with a height that increases outwardly from the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,192,371

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A DIAGNOSTIC SOFTWARE SERVICE

Matco Tools Corporation, ...

1. A mobile electronic communication device for use by a vehicle maintenance technician for motor vehicle maintenance, comprising:a user interface;
a display;
a communication interface; and
a processor coupled to computer-readable storage medium on the mobile device having stored thereon computer-executable instructions for use in maintenance of a motor vehicle, the computer readable instructions, when executed by the processor, configuring the processor to:
output, on the display of the mobile device, a list of diagnostic software modules available for utilization by a vehicle maintenance technician for analysis of a vehicle data package where the processor includes the list of diagnostic software modules;
select, via the user interface, a selection of one or more diagnostic software modules from the list of diagnostic software modules;
receive, via the user interface, a diagnostic software package comprising a selection of one or more diagnostic software modules from the list of diagnostic software modules;
receive, via the communication interface, the vehicle data package from the motor vehicle;
enable operation of the diagnostic software package, upon receipt of an authorization signal where the authorization signal is a result of a payment for the one or more diagnostic software modules, for generating an analysis result from an analysis of at least a portion of the vehicle data package; and
output on the display the analysis result of the diagnostic software package.

US Pat. No. 10,192,367

VEHICLE BODY FLAW ELIMINATION METHOD USING VIRTUAL MARK AND SYSTEM THEREOF

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A vehicle body flaw elimination method using a virtual mark, comprising:detecting, by a robotic visioner, a flaw formed on a vehicle body surface and outputting corresponding flaw data;
forming, by a controller, a virtual marker corresponding to the flaw data on a 3D model corresponding to the vehicle body;
transmitting, by the controller, data of the 3D model on which the virtual marker is formed to a wearable device; and
detecting, by the controller, a position of the vehicle body and a position of the wearable device to identify the position of the vehicle body and a position of a worker wearing the wearable device, and modifying the 3D model transmitted to the wearable device in a direction in which the worker views the vehicle body.

US Pat. No. 10,192,356

DYNAMIC RISK STRUCTURE CREATION SYSTEMS AND/OR METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

BWISE B.V., Rosmalen (NL...

1. A computer system that provides governance, risk management, or compliance functionality, the computer system comprising:a storage system configured to store an extended risk meta-model for an organization that includes (a) a plurality of object elements, (b) a plurality of dynamic risk elements, and (c) a plurality of dynamic control elements, the extended risk meta-model including a set of enforceable rules, for how dynamic risk models that are based on the extended risk meta-model can be created, the set of enforceable rules including a first relationship constraint and a second relationship constraint that is different from the first relationship constraint
a processing system that includes at least one hardware processor, the processing system configured to:
receive input for creating a new dynamic risk model based on the extended risk meta-model that is stored in the storage system;
as part of the creating the new dynamic risk model, add, based on received input, an object element to the new dynamic risk model that is from the plurality of object elements included in the extended risk meta-model;
as part of the creating the new dynamic risk model, add, based on received input, a first dynamic risk element from the plurality of dynamic risk elements of the extended risk meta-model to the new dynamic risk model;
based on addition of the first dynamic risk element to the new dynamic risk model, automatically add a first link between the added first dynamic risk element and the added at least one object element, wherein the automatic addition of the first link is controlled based on the first relationship constraint of the extended risk meta-model;
as part of the creating the new dynamic risk model, add, based on received input, a first dynamic control element that is from among the plurality of dynamic control elements of the extended risk meta-model, wherein the first dynamic control element includes a plurality of fields;
based on addition of the first dynamic control element to the new dynamic risk model, automatically add a second link between the added first dynamic control element and the added first dynamic risk element, wherein the automatic addition of the second link is controlled based on based on the second constraint of the extended risk meta-model; and
in response to a determination that a first field of the plurality of fields is set to a predetermined value, control a visibility of a second one of the plurality of fields of the first dynamic control element.

US Pat. No. 10,192,311

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CODEWORD BOUNDARY DETECTION FOR GENERATING DEPTH MAPS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method, operable by an image processing device, for generating a depth map, the method comprising:receiving an image, the image corresponding to a light field projected through a mask onto a scene, wherein the received image corresponds to one or more codewords, each codeword comprising one or more codeword bits, each codeword bit comprising one or more pixels;
detecting one or more codeword boundaries, each codeword boundary corresponding to a particular codeword bit of a codeword, wherein each detected codeword boundary is constrained from overlapping with other detected codeword boundaries, such that each pixel of the image is included within an enclosed codeword boundary and no pixel is included within more than one enclosed codeword boundary;
identifying one or more codewords corresponding to the one or more detected codeword boundaries;
utilizing at least one disparity value between (i) a location on the image of an identified codeword of the one or more identified codewords and (ii) a location associated with the identified codeword on the projected light field to generate a disparity map; and
generating a depth map based on the disparity map.

US Pat. No. 10,192,236

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR AUTOMATICALLY GENERATING ADVERTISEMENTS

Guangzhou Kuaizi Informat...

1. A system for automatically displaying advertisements on interfaces of user terminals, comprising:at least one network port to communicate with a first group of user terminals and a second group of user terminals via a network;
at least one processor coupled to the at least one network port, wherein during operation the at least one processor is configured to cause the system to:
generate a first plurality of ads including a first plurality of advertisement elements, and each of the first plurality of advertisement elements including one or more information components of a first plurality of information components;
display the first plurality of ads on at least one interface of the first group of user terminals by transmitting, via the at least one network port, the first plurality of ads to the first group of user terminals;
determine at least one of a click-through rate, a number of impressions, or a conversion rate for the first plurality of ads associated with the first group of user terminals;
determine at least one of a click-through rate, a number of impressions or a conversion rate of the first plurality of information components based on the at least one of the click-through rate, the number of impressions or the conversion rate of the first plurality of ads;
obtain a ranking of the first plurality of information components based on the at least one of a click-through rate, a number of impressions or a conversion rate of the first plurality of information components;
automatically generate a second plurality of ads including at least one information component of the first plurality of information components based, at least in part, on the ranking; and
display the second plurality of ads on at least one interface of the second group of user terminals by transmitting, via the at least one network port, the second plurality of ads to the second group of user terminals.

US Pat. No. 10,192,219

VOICE RECOGNITION TO AUTHENTICATE A MOBILE PAYMENT

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A system for authenticating an electronic payment at a point-of-sale location, comprising:a storage device configured to store instructions; and
a processor configured to execute the stored instructions to cause the processor to:
receive a request to conduct an electronic payment using an electronic payment application executed on a mobile device in communication with a terminal at the point-of-sale location;
transmit a CAPTCHA image to the mobile device or the terminal at the point-of-sale location;
receive a voice sample recorded at the point-of-sale location in response to the CAPTCHA image;
receive time-stamped location data from the mobile device indicating a location of the mobile device and a time when the location data was generated;
determine the received voice sample matches at least a predetermined portion of a solution to the CAPTCHA image;
determine the voice sample is authentic by comparing the received voice sample to a reference recording without regard to spoken content of the received voice sample, wherein the voice sample is determined to be authentic when a speaker in the voice sample is determined to be the speaker in the reference recording;
determine the mobile device is at the point of sale location by comparing the location data to a location of the point of sale location and by comparing the time when the location data was generated to a time the voice sample was received, and
authorize the electronic payment, based on the determination that the voice sample is authentic, the determination that the received voice sample matches at least the predetermined portion of the solution to the CAPTCHA image, and the determination that the mobile device is at the point of sale location, by transmitting authorization information to the mobile device or the terminal at the point-of-sale location.

US Pat. No. 10,192,201

ELECTRONIC IDEA NOTEBOOK

Uma Valeti LLC, St. Paul...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving, from a device associated with a user of a hosted computer system, entries in a template of an electronic invention disclosure form that summarizes an invention made by one or more inventors;
linking the invention disclosure form to multiple discontinuous portions of an inventor's notebook that is separate from the invention disclosure form and contains descriptions of development of the invention that were made before the electronic invention disclosure form was completed, wherein the portions of the inventor's notebook that are linked to by the invention disclosure form contain detail for concepts that are summarized in the invention disclosure form and portions of the summarized concepts in the invention disclosure form are selectable by a user to be shown the corresponding portions of the inventor's notebook;
providing invitations to a collaboration space for the invention, whereby acceptance of the invitation provides access to at least a portion of the invention disclosure form; and
providing secure access to invitees into the collaboration space, wherein the invitees are determined to have been invited to the particular collaboration space before being given access to the particular collaboration space.

US Pat. No. 10,192,198

TRACKING CODE GENERATION, APPLICATION, AND VERIFICATION USING BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY

HURU SYSTEMS LTD., Nassa...

1. A computing system that uses a blockchain distributed ledger to manage tracking code and physical article lifecycle, the computing system comprising a plurality of peer computer systems, each peer computer system comprising one or more corresponding processors and storing at least a portion of the blockchain distributed ledger, the plurality of peer computer systems including at least:a first peer computer system that:
generates at least one cryptographic key for each of the plurality of peer computer systems, each cryptographic key enabling its corresponding peer computer system to view blocks on the blockchain distributed ledger and to insert blocks onto the blockchain distributed ledger; and
generates a plurality of tracking codes and inserts one or more first blocks including the plurality of tracking codes onto the blockchain distributed ledger, inserting the one or more first blocks onto the blockchain distributed ledger (i) initiating a lifecycle for each of the plurality of tracking codes, and (ii) making each of the plurality of tracking codes visible to the plurality of peer computer systems; and
a second peer computer system that:
imprints each of the plurality of tracking codes onto a corresponding physical article; and
inserts one or more second blocks onto the blockchain distributed ledger recording the imprinting of each of the plurality of tracking codes onto its corresponding physical article; and
inserts one or more third blocks onto the blockchain distributed ledger indicating that custody of the plurality of tracking codes and their corresponding physical articles has been transferred to a third peer computer system; and
the third peer computer system that:
inserts one or more fourth blocks onto the blockchain distributed ledger indicating that receipt of custody of the plurality of tracking codes and their corresponding physical articles from the second peer computer system has been confirmed by the third peer computer system.

US Pat. No. 10,192,104

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTHENTICATING A USER BASED ON CAPTURED IMAGE DATA

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A system for authenticating a user of a computing device, the system comprising:one or more memory devices storing instructions; and
one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to:
provide, to the computing device, an indication of a prescribed authentication parameter configured to be displayed to the user via the computing device, the prescribed authentication parameter comprising an indication of a gesture to be performed by the user, the gesture comprising presentation of at least an inanimate physical object;
receive image data comprising an image of the user captured using an image sensor of the computing device;
verify an identity of the user based on facial recognition analysis of the received image data;
determine whether the received image data comprises a feature corresponding to the prescribed authentication parameter; and
authenticate the user based at least in part on whether the received image data comprises the feature.

US Pat. No. 10,192,085

INSPECTION SYSTEM, INSPECTING DEVICE, AND GAMING CHIP

ANGEL PLAYING CARDS CO., ...

1. An inspection system that inspects gaming chips each having a color or a display indicating a value on an outer surface in a state where the gaming chips are stored in a case in which a maximum of the number of gaming chips to be stored is limited, a radio tag storing gaming chip information being embedded in each of the gaming chips, the gaming chips being stored in the case capable of containing a row of gaming chips stacked in a thickness direction, the inspection system comprising:a reading device that reads the radio tag of the gaming chip in the case and acquires gaming chip information of the gaming chip; and
a determining unit that compares the gaming chip information acquired by the reading device with the maximum of the number of gaming chips storable in the case and determines an abnormality of the gaming chip in the case when the number of gaming chips obtained from the gaming chip information acquired by the reading device is different from the maximum of the number of storable gaming chips.

US Pat. No. 10,192,041

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR AUTHENTICATION USING ZERO-KNOWLEDGE CODE

NAGRAVISION S.A., Chesea...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at an accessory to a communication device, an accessory-access-request event associated with authenticating a connection between the accessory and the communication device;
generating an access sequence within the accessory, the access sequence to enable the communication device to exchange encrypted data with the accessory;
performing an authentication protocol including:
generating a seed sequence having a plurality of seed-sequence elements;
the accessory, responsive to detecting the accessory-access-request event, outputting, via a user interface of the accessory, an indication of at least one seed-sequence element of the generated seed sequence;
receiving, at the accessory from the communication device, at least one seed-sequence-element-modifier signal for at least one of the seed-sequence elements associated with an outputted indication;
modifying, at the accessory, the seed sequence in accordance with the at least one received seed-sequence-element-modifier signal;
comparing, at the accessory, the modified seed sequence with the access sequence;
if the modified seed sequence matches the access sequence, the accessory granting the communication device operational access to the accessory and responsive to operational access being granted, the accessory exchanging encrypted data with the communication device; and
if the modified seed sequence does not match the access sequence, the accessory denying the communication device operational access to the accessory.

US Pat. No. 10,192,031

SYSTEM FOR EXTRACTING INFORMATION FROM DICOM STRUCTURED REPORTS

VIDISTAR, LLC, Greenvill...

1. A system comprising:one or more memories storing computer-executable instructions; and
one or more hardware processors configured to execute the computer-executable instructions to:
access one or more DICOM structured reports including one or more nodes containing values, wherein the one or more DICOM structured reports include a first format that is not queryable using an online analytical processing tool;
generate a graphical user interface including one or more selectable features indicative of one or more of: medical findings, medical impressions, or medical conditions of a DICOM structured report;
receive user input via the graphical user interface, wherein the user input indicates at least a subset of the one or more selectable features;
determine first correspondence between the one or more selectable features and criterion mapping data that associates selectable features with criteria, wherein the first correspondence indicates a particular criterion that corresponds to the one or more selectable features, and wherein the particular criterion includes a structured report path and extraction instructions, the structured report path configured to locate a particular node within the one or more DICOM structured reports, and the extraction instructions configured to extract a value from the particular node;
determine, based on the particular criterion, the structured report path and the extraction instructions;
determine second correspondence between the structured report path of the criterion and at least a subset of the one or more DICOM structured reports, the second correspondence indicating that the at least a subset of the one or more DICOM structured reports include the particular node corresponding to the structured report path;
based on the structured report path, access the particular node in the at least a subset of the DICOM structured reports;
based on the extraction instructions, determine one or more first values corresponding to the particular node for the at least a subset of the DICOM structured reports;
store the one or more first values for the at least a subset of the DICOM structured reports in a data structure associated with a study that corresponds to the at least a subset of the one or more DICOM structured reports that include the particular node, wherein the data structure includes a second format that is queryable using the online analytical processing tool;
determine at least one rule associated with the criterion, the at least one rule associating at least one second value with the one or more first values, wherein the at least one second value is not included in the at least a subset of the one or more DICOM structured reports;
based on the one or more first values and the at least one rule, determine the at least one second value;
store the at least one second value in the data structure;
access a query including one or more filters;
apply the one or more filters of the query to the data structure to determine a query result based on correspondence between the one or more filters, the one or more first values, and the at least one second value; and
generate a report indicative of the query result, wherein the report includes an indication of the at least one second value not included in the at least a subset of the one or more DICOM structured reports.

US Pat. No. 10,192,000

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTED SYSTEM TO STORE AND VISUALIZE LARGE GRAPH DATABASES

WALMART APOLLO, LLC, Ben...

1. A system comprising:a construction module arranged to receive a text input and generate a first graph database using the text input, wherein the first graph database comprises a plurality of edges extending between a plurality of nodes, and wherein an edge of the plurality of edges extending between two or more nodes of the plurality of nodes represents a relationship between the two or more nodes;
a processing module arranged to create an index from the first graph database, wherein the first graph database is stored on a first distributed storage system;
a searching module arranged to receive queries from a user as an input to the system and retrieve results to be used to create an output of the system;
a visualizer module arranged to:
receive the results from the searching module;
generate a sub-graph from the results, the sub-graph comprising a portion of the first graph database; and
create a visual reproduction of the sub-graph for display to the user; and
an index storage module arranged to store the index on a second distributed storage system.

US Pat. No. 10,191,973

PATENT ANALYTICS USING MAPREDUCE CLUSTERING

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method, comprising:obtaining one or more patent cluster keywords to query one or more public patent databases;
obtaining one or more product cluster keywords to query one or more enterprise databases of an enterprise for patents related to a given product;
mapping said one or more public patent databases for at least one patent cluster;
reducing said map for said at least one patent cluster to obtain one or more reduced patent clusters;
mapping said one or more enterprise databases for a plurality of patents in said one or more enterprise databases related to said given product;
reducing said map for said one or more enterprise databases to identify a reduced plurality of patents of said enterprise related to said given product;
identifying one or more product patent clusters from said reduced patent clusters that comprise each of said reduced plurality of patents;
sorting said reduced patent clusters and said product patent clusters according to one or more criteria; and
comparing said sorted reduced patent clusters to said sorted product patent clusters to identify at least one of (i) one or more patents of said enterprise covering products of one or more of said enterprise and one or more competitors of said enterprise; (ii) a list of patent clusters where said enterprise does not have sufficient patent coverage for said given product; (iii) one or more third party patents covering at least one given product of said enterprise; and (iv) one or more technology areas where said enterprise needs one or more additional products.

US Pat. No. 10,191,972

CONTENT DELIVERY SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Intertrust Technologies C...

1. A method performed by one or more computing devices for distributing an electronic content item for consumption with advertisements, the method comprising:creating, by at least one of the one or more computing devices, a content electronic license, the content electronic license identifying one or more slots within the electronic content item at which the advertisements are to be inserted, the content electronic license further specifying one or more types of advertisements that are not permitted to be inserted into the one or more slots, the content electronic license further specifying criteria for selecting the advertisements to insert into the one or more slots from amongst a plurality of advertisements, wherein the advertisements to insert into the one or more slots are selected by evaluating technical capabilities of a third-party device of a consumer of the electronic content item that renders the electronic content item, the technical capabilities of the third-party device including at least one of CPU performance, network connectivity, and local storage space;
securely associating, by at least one of the one or more computing devices, the content electronic license with the electronic content item;
distributing the electronic content item and the content electronic license to the third-party device that renders the electronic content item;
selecting, by the third-party device that renders the electronic content item, an advertisement to insert into one of the one or more slots by evaluating bids made in association with each of the plurality of advertisements, wherein the selected advertisement yields the highest revenue out of the plurality of advertisements for a content provider of the electronic content item, and by using the criteria specified by the content electronic license, the selection of the advertisement being performed after the third-party device that renders the electronic content item receives instructions to render the electronic content item;
inserting, by the third-party device, the selected advertisement into the one of the one or more slots; and
receiving information from a clearinghouse regarding the advertisement selected for insertion into the one or more slots.

US Pat. No. 10,191,915

INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM AND DATA SYNCHRONIZATION CONTROL SCHEME THEREOF

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. An information processing system, comprising:a plurality of first computers and a second computer connected to the plurality of the first computers, each of the plurality of first computers comprise a first controller and a first storage media, and the second computer comprises a second controller and a second storage media,
wherein each of the plurality of first computers are respectively connected to a third computer,
wherein each first controller stores a file transmitted from the respectively connected third computer in the respective first storage media,
wherein the second controller stores a file transmitted from a first computer, among the plurality of first computers, in the second storage media, the file being updatable by the first computer,
wherein as a data synchronization process of reflecting a file update in an update reflection source first computer, which is the first computer among the plurality of first computers, to the second computer, the first controller of the update reflection source first computer splits a data synchronization process target group into a plurality of file sub trees, and executes the data synchronization for each file sub tree,
wherein the file update process is executed while prohibiting, with respect to the file sub tree related to the file update, a file update from the first computers other than the update reflection source first computer until the completion of the data synchronization,
wherein the data synchronization process is executed while prohibiting, with respect to a storage area in the second storage media in which an update content of the file sub tree is reflected, data synchronization from the first computers other than the update reflection source first computer, and
wherein the file sub tree is determined so that a process time for one data synchronization becomes equal to or less than an upper limit time of the data synchronization process.

US Pat. No. 10,191,737

PROGRAM CODE COMPARISON AND REPORTING

Accenture Global Solution...

1. A device, comprising:one or more memories; and
one or more processors, communicatively coupled to the one or more memories, configured to:
obtain a first code set and a second code set,
the first code set having at least one difference from the second code set,
the at least one difference relating to addition, removal, or modification of code of the first code set in comparison to code of the second code set, and
the first code set and the second code set relating to one or more of:
extracting input data from a source file,
transforming the input data to form output data, or
storing the output data in a target file;
identify one or more code portions of the first code set and one or more code portions of the second code set,
the one or more code portions of the first code set and the one or more code portions of the second code set including one or more lines of code that are associated with a particular format including at least one of:
a source definition,
a target definition,
a workflow, or
a transformation,
each code portion of the first code set to be compared to a corresponding code portion of the second code set,
the one or more code portions of the first code set including a first code portion and a second code portion and the one or more code portions of the second code set include a third code portion and a fourth code portion,
the first code portion of the first code set corresponding to a format of the third code portion of the second code set,
the second code portion of the first code set corresponding to a format of the fourth code portion of the second code set;
concurrently compare:
the first code portion of the first code set to the third code portion of the of the second code set to identify at least a first difference, and
the second code portion of the first code set to the fourth code portion of the second code set to identify at least a second difference,
where the one or more processors, when concurrently comparing the first code portion of the first code set to the third code portion of the second code set and the second code portion of the first code set to the fourth code portion of the second code set, are to:
perform parallel processing with regard to comparing the first code portion to the third code portion and the second code portion to the fourth code portion;
generate comparison information identifying the at least first difference and the at least second difference; and
store or provide the comparison information.

US Pat. No. 10,191,642

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS FOR NAVIGATING AND SELECTING PROGRAMS

SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAI...

16. A non-transitory computer-readable information storage medium that stores a program including instructions that cause a computer to:display a menu image having one or more icons contained in the menu image, each icon associated with any one of a plurality of programs, on a display divided into a first region and a second region,
wherein the menu image is displayed in the first region of the display;
display in the first region of the display, when any one of the one or more icons is selected, a program-related image relating to a program associated with the selected icon, wherein the program related-image includes an activation image within the program related-image to be subjected to an operation of activating the program;
store a selected order of already-selected ones of the one or more icons;
display, when a slide operation in one direction along one side of the display is specified entirely in the second region on the display, another program-related image in the first region of the display, which is selected in accordance with the selected order and the one direction, and redisplay the menu image when a slide operation in an opposite direction to the one direction is specified in a state in which the program-related image associated with the icon selected most recently is displayed; and
activate, when an operation by the user is performed on the activation image included in the program-related image, the program relating to the program-related image, and display on the display an image generated by the program.

US Pat. No. 10,191,641

DEVICE, METHOD, AND GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE FOR NAVIGATION OF INFORMATION IN A MAP-BASED INTERFACE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a display;
a touch-sensitive surface;
one or more processors;
memory; and
one or more programs, wherein the one or more programs are stored in the memory and configured to be executed by the one or more processors, the one or more programs including instructions for:
displaying a geographic map in a first mode of an application on the display, the geographic map including a plurality of landmarks, the geographic map being displayed at a first magnification level in a range of magnification levels;
detecting a first input on the touch-sensitive surface, the first input including a first contact at a location on the touch-sensitive surface that corresponds to a first landmark on the display;
in response to detecting the first input on the touch-sensitive surface:
when the first input does not satisfy one or more predefined mode-change conditions, changing the magnification level of the geographic map in accordance with the first input and remaining in the first mode of the application; and
when the first input satisfies the one or more predefined mode-change conditions, selecting the first landmark and entering a second mode of the application that is distinct from the first mode,
wherein the one or more predefined mode-change conditions include that the first magnification is a predefined magnification for changing to the second mode of the application;
while in the second mode of the application, detecting a second input on the touch-sensitive surface; and
in response to detecting the second input on the touch-sensitive surface, displaying information about the first landmark.

US Pat. No. 10,191,639

ATTRIBUTE IDENTIFIER AND ANALYZER TOOL

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A system for identifying attributes included in a drawing, the system comprising:a processing unit configured to:
automatically identify a plurality of attributes associated with a drawing, wherein the plurality of attributes specify content within the drawing;
automatically assign a unique identifier to each of the plurality of attributes;
automatically create a symbol representing the assigned unique identifier for each of the plurality of attributes;
display the symbol for each of the plurality of attributes on the drawing; and
generate a report including the unique identifier assigned to each of the plurality of attributes.

US Pat. No. 10,191,636

GESTURE MAPPING FOR IMAGE FILTER INPUT PARAMETERS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method, comprising:obtain, by an electronic device, an image;
detecting, by the electronic device, a representation of a human face within the image;
selecting, by the electronic device, a focus area within the image corresponding to the representation of the human face;
receiving, by the electronic device, a selection of a first filter to apply to the image;
receiving input from one or more sensors integrated with the electronic device;
determining a value of a first input parameter for the first filter from the received input; and
applying the first filter to the focus area of the image to generate a first filtered image, the first input parameter having the determined value.

US Pat. No. 10,191,634

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR DISPLAYING DOCUMENT ON TOUCH SCREEN DISPLAY

Xiaomi Inc., Beijing (CN...

1. A method for displaying a document on a touch screen display of a terminal, comprising:displaying, by the terminal, an edge region of an electronic document on the touch screen display, the edge region containing an edge of the electronic document and one or more display elements each corresponding to a sub-region of an electronic document, wherein one or more display elements comprise a plurality rows of thumbnails and two adjacent rows of thumbnails are separated by an interval with a preset width;
detecting, by the terminal, a movement of an object acting on the touch screen display along a moving direction; and
in response to detecting the movement of the object in the moving direction, stretching, for display, at least one row of thumbnails in the moving direction away from the edge while maintaining the interval with the preset width unchanged between stretched rows of thumbnails and maintaining display states of remaining consecutive rows of thumbnails including a row of display elements which are closest to the edge unchanged, the one or more display elements not being stretched in a direction perpendicular to the direction away from the edge,
wherein a stretch ratio for each of the thumbnails positively correlates to a distance between a stretched thumbnail and the edge, the larger the distance between the stretched thumbnail and the edge is, the larger a stretch ratio for the stretched thumbnail is, and wherein two different rows of thumbnails have two different stretch ratios based on the difference distances.

US Pat. No. 10,191,632

INPUT APPARATUS AND MEDICAL IMAGE APPARATUS COMPRISING THE SAME

SAMSUNG MEDISON CO., LTD....

1. An input apparatus for medical imaging, comprising:an input configured to receive a command related to operations of a medical imaging apparatus from a user;
a touch screen configured to display a plurality of target objects having different variables related to specular characteristics of a medical image, which is outputted from the medical imaging apparatus; and
an image processor configured to determine the specular characteristics by tracing a path of light of each pixel included in the medical image and calculating a light effect of the light,
wherein the touch screen displays the plurality of target objects as three-dimensional images entirely on one screen,
wherein the touch screen receives a selection of one of the plurality of target objects,
wherein the different variables of the plurality of target objects are displayed as a combination on a Cartesian coordinate system on the touch screen so that an x-axis represents one specular characteristics of the medical image and a y-axis represents another specular characteristics of the medical image, and
wherein the specular characteristics comprises specular brightness, specular sharpness, specular smoothness, and specular roughness.

US Pat. No. 10,191,628

ENVIRONMENT FOR DESIGNING A DYNAMIC MULTIMEDIA CONTENT PRESENTATION

Emmi Solutions, LLC, Chi...

1. A system for facilitating authoring of an interactive multimedia pack, the system comprising:(a) a controller configured to transmit to a display device display data representing a plurality of interfaces to be simultaneously displayed for defining a flow between a plurality of pages of an interactive multimedia presentation (“IMP”) that each include a plurality of content assets visual or audible in nature and for selecting the plurality of content assets for each of the pages, the plurality of interfaces including: (i) a first one or more interfaces that a user may interact with to select content assets to be presented when pages of the IMP are presented, and (ii) a second interface that a user may interact with to define the flow between the plurality of pages of the IMP;
(b) one or more input devices coupled to the controller, wherein the controller is configured to receive from the one or more input devices: (i) first input data representing a plurality of content assets selected using the first one or more interfaces, and (ii) second input data representing a flow-definition made using the second interface, the flow-definition including a first flow from a first page to a second page representing a first version of a portion of the IMP, a second flow from the first page to a third page representing a second version of the portion of the IMP, and one or more conditions to be evaluated at run-time by a rules engine for selecting a flow from the first flow and the second flow based, at least in part, on the type of communication channel utilized to present the IMP;
(c) one or more memory devices coupled to the controller, the one or more memory devices storing:
(i) first page data generated by the controller and representing the first page of the IMP, the first page data referencing the selected content asset;
(ii) a record of rules generated by the controller according to the flow-definition represented by the second input data, the record of rules including the one or more conditions for selecting a flow from the first flow and the second flow;
(d) one or more servers coupled to the one or more memory devices, the one or more servers configured to:
(i) analyze the first page data to identify the selected content asset referenced by the first page data and to transmit to a client device the selected content asset for presentation by the client device of the first page;
(ii) evaluate the one or more conditions included in the record of rules stored at the one or more memory devices;
(iii) when the evaluation of the one or more conditions produces a first result: analyze second page data representing the second page to identify, and to transmit to the client device for presentation, content assets referenced by the second page data so that the client device can present the second page after the first page has been presented; and
(iv) when the evaluation of the one or more conditions produces a second result: analyze third page data representing the third page to identify, and to transmit to the client device for presentation, content assets referenced by the third page data so that the client device can present the third page after the first page has been presented.

US Pat. No. 10,191,618

HAND-HELD ELECTRONIC APPARATUS HAVING FUNCTION OF ACTIVATING APPLICATION PROGRAM OF ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, AND METHOD THEREOF

INSYDE SOFTWARE CORPORATI...

1. A hand-held electronic apparatus having a function of activating an application program of a remote electronic apparatus, comprising:a processor, configured to
transmit a remote control request to the remote electronic apparatus to establish a network link with to remotely control the remote electronic apparatus,
receive a thumbnail cache file transmitted from the remote electronic apparatus upon establishing the network link, the thumbnail cache file containing a thumbnail that corresponds to an application program stored and executable in the remote electronic apparatus, and
extract the thumbnail from the thumbnail cache file;
a storage apparatus, configured to store an operating system of the hand-held electronic apparatus and the thumbnail cache file received from the remote electronic apparatus; and
a touch screen, configured to display the thumbnail,
wherein upon extraction of the thumbnail from the thumbnail cache file, the processor causes the touch screen to display the thumbnail extracted by the processor of the hand-held electronic apparatus at a position determined according to a first thumbnail layout manner specified by the operating system of the hand-held electronic apparatus and upon receipt of a touch command on the thumbnail, transmits an activation command for the application program on the remote electronic apparatus that correspond to the thumbnail to the remote electronic apparatus such that the application program corresponding to the thumbnail is activated by the remote electronic apparatus, and
wherein the first thumbnail layout manner specified by the operating system of the hand-held electronic apparatus is a centralized layout manner in which the thumbnails are displayed on the touch screen at a position defined by a predetermined number of columns and a predetermined number of rows or a list layout manner in which the thumbnail is displayed in a list form and is independent from a second thumbnail layout manner specified by the operating system of the remote electronic apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,191,608

METHOD FOR PROVIDING MESSAGE FUNCTION AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a touch screen display;
a communication unit; and
a processor configured to:
control the touch screen display to display a chat window for one or more messages in a chronological order and a text input window,
receive a first input for inputting text information into the text input window,
receive a second input for applying an effect to the inputted text information displayed in the text input window,
control the touch screen display to display, in response to receiving the second input, a list of effects, the list of effects comprising a hiding effect, applicable to the inputted text information,
receive a third input for selecting the hiding effect among the list of effects applicable to the inputted text information,
control the touch screen display to display the inputted text information in a hidden state, in response to receiving the third input, and
control the communication unit to transmit a message including the inputted text information and the hiding effect information to a counterpart electronic device in response to a transmission request, wherein the hiding effect information included in the transmitted message causes the text information of the transmitted message to be initially displayed in the hidden state on the counterpart electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,191,607

MODULAR AUDIO CONTROL SURFACE

Avid Technology, Inc., B...

1. An audio control surface comprising:a plurality of modules, wherein each module comprises at least one of:
a physical user control comprising one of a switch, knob, and fader;
a touch user control; and
an output display for displaying one or more properties of a media application;
wherein the plurality of modules are disposed in a two-dimensional spatial arrangement of discrete locations, and wherein each of the modules is adapted to occupy one of a set of discrete locations within the control surface not occupied by another module, and wherein each module includes a CPU, random access memory, and a network interface that connects the module to a network; and
wherein a user is able to specify a discrete spatial location for a given module of the plurality of modules within the two-dimensional spatial arrangement of discrete locations by:
on a display of a designated module of the audio control surface, positioning an icon representing the given module on a two-dimensional graphical representation of the audio control surface in accordance with the spatial location of the given module within the two dimensional spatial arrangement of discrete locations; and
in response to a request output by the designated module, adjusting on the given module a physical control comprising one of a switch, a fader, and a knob, thereby causing the given module to output a signal over the network, and wherein the designated module receives the signal from the given module over the network and uses the received signal to tie a network address of the given module to the discrete spatial location of the given module within the two-dimensional spatial arrangement of modules.

US Pat. No. 10,191,604

SENSING DEVICE AND METHOD WITH FUNCTIONS OF FORCE MEASUREMENT, TOUCH CONTROL AND FINGERPRINT IDENTIFICATION

SUPERC-TOUCH CORPORATION,...

1. A sensing method for a sensing device with functions of force measurement, touch control and fingerprint identification, the sensing device comprising:a sensing electrode substrate;
a first electrode layer including a plurality of first electrodes;
a switch and wire layer including:
a plurality of switch circuits, each switch circuit corresponding to an adjacent first electrode;
a plurality of switch control lines, each switch control line including at least two control wires and being electrically connected to at least two switch circuits; and
a plurality of sensing signal lines, each sensing signal line including at least a sensing wire and being electrically connected to at least two switch circuits;
a force electrode layer including at least one force electrode;
a resilient dielectric layer arranged between the first electrode layer and the force electrode layer; and
a capacitance detection and switch array control circuit for directly or indirectly generating a switch control signal applied to the plurality of switch control lines, so as to determine which sensing wire is connected to the first electrodes;
the sensing method comprising the steps of:
executing a biometric identification timing, in which the capacitance detection and switch array control circuit controls the plurality of switch circuits to sequentially or randomly apply a capacitance detection stimulation signal to a selected first electrode, and receives a biometric sensing signal from the selected first electrode, so as to execute a biometric identification operation;
executing a touch control detection timing, in which the capacitance detection and switch array control circuit controls the plurality of switch circuits to configure the plurality of first electrodes into a plurality of touch control electrodes, and sequentially or randomly applies a capacitance detection stimulation signal to a selected touch control electrode, and receives a touch control sensing signal from the selected touch control electrode, so as to execute a touch control sensing operation, wherein each of the touch control electrodes includes at least fifty first electrodes; and
executing a force detection timing, in which the capacitance detection and switch array control circuit applies a capacitance detection stimulation signal to at least one of the force electrodes, and receives a force sensing signal from the force electrode, so as to execute a force detection operation.

US Pat. No. 10,191,592

TOUCH-CONTROL DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE, AND DRIVING METHOD OF DISPLAY PANEL

XIAMEN TIANMA MICRO-ELECT...

1. A display panel, comprising:a plurality of touch electrodes disposed on a first substrate, wherein the plurality of touch electrodes are used for touch position detection in a touch position detection period, and at least certain number of the plurality of touch electrodes are multiplexed as first pressure sensing electrodes in a touch force detection period; and
a second pressure sensing electrode disposed on a second substrate facing the first substrate and in a grid-shape, wherein orthogonal projection of the first pressure sensing electrodes on the second substrate is at least partially overlapped with the second pressure sensing electrode,
wherein, in the touch force detection period, the first pressure sensing electrodes and the second pressure sensing electrode are used together to detect a touch force applied on the display panel,
the second pressure sensing electrode includes grid lines and grid openings surrounded by the grid lines, and
orthogonal projections, on the first substrate, of at least certain number of the grid openings in the second pressure sensing electrode overlap with corresponding first pressure sensing electrodes disposed on the first substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,191,491

PICKUP AND DROP OFF ZONES FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A method comprising:sending, by a client computing device having one or more processors, a request for a vehicle to stop at a particular location;
in response to the request, receiving, by the client computing device, information identifying a current location of the vehicle;
receiving, by the client computing device, a pickup spot indicating where the vehicle may stop;
generating, by the client computing device, a map for display, the map including a first marker identifying the particular location and a second marker identifying the pickup spot relative to the first marker; and
displaying, by the client computing device, on a display of the client computing device, the map, the first marker on the map, and the second marker on the map.

US Pat. No. 10,191,369

COLORED COMPOSITION, CURED FILM, COLOR FILTER, COLOR-FILTER MANUFACTURING METHOD, SOLID-STATE IMAGING ELEMENT, IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE, POLYMER, AND XANTHENE DYE

FUJIFILM Corporation, Mi...

1. A colored composition comprising:a dye compound having
a dye structure having
a cationic moiety, and
an anionic moiety including at least one of a structure represented by the following General Formula (A1), a structure represented by the following General Formula (A2), and a structure containing a boron atom,
in which the anionic moiety and the cationic moiety are bonded to each other via a covalent bond and present in the same molecule; and
the anionic moiety has a structure in which at least anyone of a fluorine atom, an aliphatic hydrocarbon group containing a fluorine atom, and an aromatic hydrocarbon group containing a fluorine atom is directly bonded to at least one of R1 to R5 in the structure represented by the General Formula (A1) or the General Formula (A2) via a covalent bond;
a curable compound; and
a solvent;

in General Formula (A1), R1 and R2 each independently represent —SO2— or —CO—;

in General Formula (A2), R3 represents —SO2— or —CO—; R4 and R5 each independently represent —SO2—, —CO—, or —CN,
wherein the dye structure having a cationic moiety is a dye structure selected from the group consisting of a xanthene dye, a squarylium dye, and a dipyrromethene dye, and
in the case where the dye structure having a cationic moiety is the xanthene dye structure, the anionic moiety in the xanthene dye structure is represented by the General Formula (A1), and when the dye structure having a cationic moiety is the dipyrromethene dye, the anionic moiety in the dipyrromethene dye does not contain a boron atom.

US Pat. No. 10,191,342

DISPLAY PANEL

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. A display panel comprising:a substrate;
a plurality of pixel electrodes, which are disposed on the substrate in the form of a matrix, and are configured to display an image;
transistors of which drain electrodes are connected to the plurality of pixel electrodes, respectively;
a plurality of gate wirings which are arranged on the substrate along a first direction of the matrix, and are respectively connected to gate electrodes of the transistors to supply a gate signal;
a plurality of source wirings which are arranged on the substrate along a second direction crossing the first direction, and are respectively connected to source electrodes of the transistors to supply a data signal;
a plurality of first wirings, which are arranged on the substrate along the first direction;
a plurality of second wirings, which are arranged on the substrate along the second direction, and are respectively connected with the plurality of first wirings;
at least one third wiring, which is arranged on the substrate along the first direction, and is connected with the plurality of second wirings to supply a predetermined signal to the plurality of first wirings through the plurality of second wirings;
a fourth wiring, which is arranged on the substrate along the second direction in a peripheral area surrounding an area in which the plurality of pixel electrodes are arranged, and is overlapped on the plurality of first wirings;
an insulating film configured to insulate the plurality of second wirings and the fourth wiring from the plurality of first wirings and the at least one third wiring; and
a plurality of capacitor parts,
wherein one end of each of the plurality of capacitor parts is connected to each of the plurality of pixel electrodes and the other end of each of the plurality of capacitor parts is connected to each of the plurality of first wirings, and
the plurality of first wirings and the fourth wiring are not short-circuited.

US Pat. No. 10,191,329

REFLECTIVE LIGHT CONTROL FILM AND DISPLAY DEVICE FOR A CAR COMPRISING THE SAME

DONGWOO FINE-CHEM CO., LT...

1. A reflective light control film comprising:a transparent film having one surface and the other surface opposite to the one surface, a plurality of protruded line patterns formed on the one surface, each of the plurality of protruded line patterns including a first side having an inclination angle with respect to the one surface and a second side;
a light reflection layer provided on the first side, the light reflection layer having a first surface being in contact with the first side and a second surface opposite to the first surface; and
a light shielding layer disposed directly on the second surface of the light reflection layer,
wherein the second side is transparent, and
light incident on the other surface is reflected by the first surface of the light reflection layer, and then shielded by an adjacent light shielding layer.

US Pat. No. 10,191,300

OPHTHALMIC OPTICAL LENS FOR VISION CORRECTION HAVING ONE OR MORE AREAS OF MORE POSITIVE POWER

Brien Holden Vision Insti...

1. An ophthalmic lens comprising:an optic zone comprising:
a primary area; and
at least one central portion having at least a first power profile and at least one peripheral portion having at least a second power profile;
wherein the primary area is located between the at least one central portion and the at least one peripheral portion and an optical power of the primary area is less than the first power profile of the at least one central portion and the second power profile of the at least one peripheral portion;
wherein the first power profile of the at least one central portion has at least a first step, the first step bounded on either side by a first junction and a second junction, the first power profile having a first change in the rate of change of power at the first junction and second change in the rate of change of power at the second junction, and
the second power profile of the at least one peripheral portion has at least a second step, the second step bounded on either side by a third junction and a fourth junction, the second power profile having a third change in the rate of change of power at the third junction and a fourth change in the rate of change of power at the fourth junction.

US Pat. No. 10,191,292

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR LIGHT MODULATION

Carl Zeiss Microscopy Gmb...

1. A modulation device for modulating a light beam, comprising:a spectral splitter to split an input light beam into at least two partial light beams having different spectral ranges,
a spatial light modulator,
an optical device to direct the at least two partial light beams to different locations of the spatial light modulator,
wherein the spatial light modulator is configured to modulate the at least two partial light beams,
wherein the optical device is further configured to direct the at least two partial light beams after modulation from the spatial light modulator to the spectral splitter, wherein the spectral splitter is further configured to combine the at least two partial light beams after modulation to form an output light beam,
wherein at least two of the at least two partial light beams pass through the modulation device in mutually opposite directions; and
wherein the optical device comprises a first mirror and a second mirror, wherein the at least two partial light beams comprise a first partial light beam and a second partial light beam, wherein the first mirror is arranged to direct the first partial light beam from the spectral splitter to the spatial light modulator and to direct the second partial light beam after modulation from the spatial light modulator to the spectral splitter, wherein the second mirror is arranged to direct the second partial light beam from the spectral splitter to the spatial light modulator and to direct the first partial light beam after modulation from the spatial light modulator to the spectral splitter.

US Pat. No. 10,191,284

SEE-THROUGH COMPUTER DISPLAY SYSTEMS

Osterhout Group, Inc., S...

1. A head mounted display with a wide display field of view providing a high transmission see-through view of a surrounding environment with an overlaid high contrast displayed image comprising:a. upper optics with a first optical axis including:
i. an emissive image source that provides image light comprised of one or more narrow spectral bands of light;
ii. one or more lenses;
iii. a stray light trap; and
b. lower optics with a second optical axis including:
i. a planar beam splitter angled relative to the first optical axis and the second optical axis; and
ii. a curved partially reflective mirror;
wherein the upper optics and the lower optics are designed to provide a limited central sharp zone and a surrounding peripheral zone that is less sharp.

US Pat. No. 10,191,252

PHOTOGRAPHING OPTICAL LENS SYSTEM, IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD...

1. A photographing optical lens system comprising at least six lens elements, wherein the photographing optical lens system comprises:at least one cemented lens group cemented by two of the lens elements adjacent to each other, wherein the at least one cemented lens group comprises, in order from an object side to an image side:
a first cemented lens element having a cemented image-side surface being aspheric;
a cemented layer having a cemented object-side surface and a cemented image-side surface; and
a second cemented lens element having a cemented object-side surface being aspheric;
wherein an aspheric coefficient of the cemented image-side surface of the first cemented lens element is different from an aspheric coefficient of the cemented object-side surface of the second cemented lens element, a central thickness of the cemented layer is CLT, and the following condition is satisfied:
5 ?m?CLT?100 ?m; and
wherein one of the lens elements closest to an imaged object has positive refractive power.

US Pat. No. 10,191,251

OPTICAL LENS

RAYS OPTICS INC., Hsinch...

1. An optical lens, comprising:a first lens group with negative refractive power and a second lens group with positive refractive power, a number of lenses with refractive power of the first lens group being smaller than three, and a number of lenses with refractive power of the second lens group being smaller than five; and
an aperture stop disposed between the first lens group and the second lens group, wherein the second lens group has a lens with a diffractive optical surface, and the lens with a diffractive optical surface satisfies the condition:
0<|(?d*V)/?r|<2
where ?d denotes refractive power of the diffractive optical surface, ?r denotes refractive power of the lens with the diffractive optical surface, and V denotes an Abbe number of the lens with the diffractive optical surface.

US Pat. No. 10,191,234

ASSEMBLY AND PACKAGING METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPTICAL COMPONENTS

OTX Ltd., Or Akiva (IL)

1. A method of aligning an optical fiber associated with a ferrule with an optical component in a micro-optical sub-assembly, comprising:providing said micro-optical sub-assembly;
providing a silicon fiber locator element on said micro-optical subassembly;
providing a silicon fiber locator element on said micro-optical sub-assembly;
providing a v-shaped groove on said silicon fiber locator element in said micro-optical sub-assembly, said v-shaped groove having an apex in said micro-optical sub-assembly providing a first holder;
mounting a laser diode on said first holder in said micro-optical sub-assembly;
aligning said laser diode with said v-shaped groove;
providing a spacing element behind said first holder relative to said v-shaped groove, said spacing element defining a pre-determined gap;
placing a second holder in said micro-optical sub-assembly to abut onto said spacing element;
placing a photo-detector on a front of said second holder relative to said v-shaped groove;
providing electrical contacts on said second holder;
placing said micro-optical sub-assembly with said v-shaped groove in in a slot on a printed circuit board; and
placing on said circuit board a ferrule having an optical fiber extending therefrom;
placing said optical fiber into said apex of said v-shaped groove, the groove being in alignment with said laser diode to guide said fiber for said aligning, to an accuracy of 1 micron, thereby aligning said optical fiber with said laser diode, said optical fiber thereby extending into said ferrule from said apex for onward connection to external components.

US Pat. No. 10,191,231

ENHANCING THE BANDWIDTH OF LIGHT SENSORS ON PLANAR OPTICAL DEVICES COMPRISING A LIGHT SENSOR CONFIGURED TO OUTPUT A PASSED LIGHT SIGNAL AND TO RECEIVE AT LEAST A PORTION OF THE PASSED LIGHT SIGNAL

Mellanox Technologies Sil...

1. An optical device, comprising:a light sensor configured to detect light signals,
the light sensor being positioned on a base,
the light sensor being configured to receive an input light signal and then output a portion of the received input light signal as a passed light signal; and
a return system located on the base such that the return system receives the passed light signal from the light sensor and returns at least a portion of the light from the passed light signal back to the light sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,191,215

WAVEGUIDE FABRICATION METHOD

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDER...

1. A waveguide fabrication method including the steps of:providing a substrate including a waveguide recess structure to receive a waveguide material for forming a waveguide and a stress release recess structure, the stress release recess structure arranged along both sides of a channel formed by the waveguide recess structure to enclose the waveguide recess structure; and
depositing the waveguide material onto the substrate and into the waveguide recess structure and the stress release recess structure.

US Pat. No. 10,191,208

LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. A light source device comprising:a reflection sheet suspended by protrusions which penetrate plural places of an outer peripheral edge part of the reflection sheet; and
a light guide plate disposed to face the reflection sheet,
wherein
the light guide plate has notches formed in an edge part corresponding to the outer peripheral edge part of the reflection sheet, and at positions corresponding to the protrusions,
the outer peripheral edge part of the reflection sheet has concave parts and convex parts, and the convex parts of the outer peripheral edge part are penetrated by the protrusions,
the concave parts of the outer peripheral edge part are provided with spacers to constantly maintain an interval between the light guide plate and the reflection sheet,
the spacer has a contact surface being uneven which contacts with the light guide plate and has a friction coefficient lower than that of the light guide plate, and
an interval between each convex part and each spacer in a juxtaposed direction in which the convex parts are juxtaposed is increased as a position of the interval between each convex part and each spacer gets closer to an end part of the reflection sheet in the juxtaposed direction.

US Pat. No. 10,191,207

LIGHT EMITTING MODULE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH THE SAME

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A light emitting module, adapted to a mainboard including a side edge, the light emitting module comprising:a circuit board, detachably attaching to the mainboard and adjacent to the side edge of the mainboard;
a plurality of light emitting elements, disposed at the circuit board; and
a light guide bar, disposed at the circuit board, when the light emitting module is assembled to the mainboard, the light guide bar uniformly guides light from the light emitting elements, wherein the light guide bar includes a light guide bar end surface, the mainboard includes a mainboard end surface, and the light guide bar end surface is aligned with the mainboard end surface to allow the light from the light emitting elements uniformly transmitting outwardly from the side edge of the mainboard.

US Pat. No. 10,191,191

DIFFRACTIVE WAVEPLATE LENSES AND APPLICATIONS

Beam Engineering for Adva...

1. An optical system comprising: a light source; one or more diffractive waveplate lenses with switchable optical power, each diffractive waveplate lenses having a thin film of birefringent material, a substrate for deposition of the birefringent material having an optical axis orientation in each thin film of said birefringent material spatially modulated in one or both transverse directions parallel to the substrate on which said thin film of said birefringent material is applied; and switching devices for selectively switching the optical power of said diffractive waveplate lenses, wherein each of k successive diffractive waveplate lens has a focusing power double of the focusing power of the adjacent lens to focus the beam of said light source to any of 2k focal planes, adjacent accessible focal planes being equally separated, for circularly polarized light.

US Pat. No. 10,191,183

METHOD OF CONSTRUCTING DIGITAL TERRAIN MODEL

R.O.G. s.r.o., Prague (C...

1. A method of measurement, processing and use of a digital terrain model (“DTM”) for objective evaluation of geometric parameters of surfaces of a measured object, including roads and other surfaces, by which the DTM is obtained with a same elevation accuracy in relation to a vertical coordinate system at any place of the measured object, wherein measurements are performed by a measuring device comprising a set of three vehicles (290, 291, 292) arranged in a row, said set of three vehicles comprising an end vehicle (292), a middle vehicle (290) and a front vehicle (291), said measuring device further comprising instruments including—a laser scanner (210), a first Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver (221) and a levelling device for elevation determination (231), all arranged on the middle vehicle (290);
a target device (232) arranged on each of the end vehicle (292) and the front vehicle (291), and configured to be used in combination with the levelling device (231) for elevation determination;
a second GNSS receiver (222) arranged on the front vehicle (291);
wherein the measurements are performed in n successive measurement cycles by the instruments of the measuring device, which are at standstill during each measurement, and which are moved as a whole between individual measurement cycles; where n measurement cycles create one measurement stage; wherein n is a number of measurement cycles;
wherein the method comprises the following steps:
during each measurement cycle:
performing a position measurement of the laser scanner (210) using the first GNSS receiver (221);
performing a surface measurement of the measured object with the laser scanner (210) at a scan-position so as to obtain a point cloud in a coordinate system of the laser scanner;
performing a stabilization of a front point located at the front vehicle (291) on the surface of the measured object;
surveying a position of the front point at least by the second GNSS (222) receiver; and
performing at least one backsight elevation measurement of the target device (232) on the end vehicle (292), which is located at an end point, and at least one foresight elevation measurement of the target device (232) on the front vehicle (291), which is located at the front point, using the levelling device for elevation sighting (231) on the middle vehicle (290), so as to measure elevations of the front and end points;
after measurements of a measurement cycle are completed, or during such measurements, saving data about the position, of the laser scanner (210), point cloud data, and data about the elevations of the front and end points in a computer (240);
after each measurement cycle, moving the measuring device as a whole, so that,
the middle vehicle (290) is moved to a new scan-position for another surface measurement of the measured object using the laser scanner (210);
the end vehicle (292) is moved to a new backsight position, which is the front point (252), which was occupied by the front vehicle (291) in the previous measurement cycle; and
the front vehicle (291) is moved to a new foresight position where, during a next measurement cycle, stabilisation and measurements of a new front point will be performed using the levelling device (231) on the middle vehicle, and the target device (232) and second GNSS receiver (222) on the front vehicle;
wherein when one measurement stage is completed, the method includes the following additional steps:
transforming the spatial coordinates of points of the point clouds obtained via the laser scanner (210) into a global coordinate system using the measured position of the laser scanner (210) at each individual scan-position of the laser scanner (210) and a point cloud correlation algorithm between individual point clouds of the measurement stage, by which a final position, a final orientation, and an approximate inclination of the point cloud of each individual scan-position of the laser scanner (210) is obtained,
making the point clouds more accurate by performing a transformation of the data about the front and end points in terms of elevation and inclination;
further processing the obtained and more accurate data into a digital model of a real topographic surface of the measured object, wherein the digital model represents surface points on the measured object with the elevation accuracy of the surface in a given time of the measurement of one stage.

US Pat. No. 10,191,181

MULTI-CHANNEL SYSTEM FOR TRUCK AND CARGO SCANNING USING IMPULSE RADIATION SOURCES

Adani Systems Inc., Alex...

1. A multi-channel system for truck scanning, comprising:an impulse radiation source;
a plurality of detection circuits, each detection circuit comprising a scintillator, a photodiode, a supplemental circuit, an integrator and an Analog to Digital Converter (ADC), connected in series,
wherein a current of the photodiode is proportional to impulse gamma radiation from the impulse radiation source;
a data storage device storing outputs of the ADCs and providing the stored outputs to a computer that converts the outputs to a shadow image of the scanned truck,
wherein the supplemental circuit isolates a capacitance of the photodiode from the integrator, filters out low frequency signals from the photodiode, amplifies the signal from the photodiode and reduces a bandwidth of the photodiode seen by the integrator, and
wherein the supplemental circuit includes a low noise amplifier to reduce an influence of capacitance of the photodiode on system noise.

US Pat. No. 10,191,180

LARGE SCALE GAS ELECTRON MULTIPLIER AND DETECTION METHOD

Lingacom Ltd., Tel Aviv ...

1. A detector assembly comprising:an insulating substrate having a planar surface;
a printed circuit board (PCB) mounted on the planar surface of the insulating substrate, the PCB having opposing first and second surfaces, the first surface exposed to the insulating substrate, the second surface including printed circuit lines;
a resistive plate disposed on and in direct physical contact with the second face of the PCB;
a drilled board disposed on the resistive plate;
a cathode disposed above the drilled board, the cathode defining a drift volume between the cathode and the drilled board, the drilled board disposed between the drift volume and the resistive plate;
a mechanical assembly connected to the insulating substrate and the resistive plate, wherein the mechanical assembly applies a force between the insulating substrate and the resistive plate to form an electrical contact between the printed circuit lines on the PCB and the resistive plate;
wherein the drilled board includes a plurality of holes, the holes extending through the drilled board to expose portions of the resistive plate; and
wherein a pitch between adjacent holes is about 2 mm to about 5 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,191,153

AUGMENTED REALITY SONAR IMAGERY SYSTEMS AND METHODS

FLIR Systems, Inc., Wils...

1. A system comprising:a portable imaging device comprising a display and an imager position and/or orientation sensor (IPOS);
a sonar transducer assembly adapted to be mounted to a mobile structure and placed in a body of water; and
a logic device in communication with the sonar transducer assembly and the portable imaging device, wherein the logic device is configured to:
determine a waterline of the body of water relative to a field of view (FOV) of the display; and
render sonar data in a portion of the FOV that extends below the waterline.

US Pat. No. 10,191,144

RADAR MOUNTING ESTIMATION WITH UNSTRUCTURED DATA

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A method comprising:for each of a plurality of radar units:
causing the transmission of at least two radar signals by the respective radar unit, wherein a first signal is transmitted from a first respective location and a second signal is transmitted from a second respective location, and
receiving a respective reflection signal by the respective radar unit, wherein the respective reflection signal is associated with each of the transmitted signals;
determining, by a processor, at least one stationary object that caused reflection in the plurality of reflection signals;
based on the determined stationary object, determining, by the processor, an offset for the radar unit, wherein the offset comprises at least one of an elevational offset, a rotational offset, and an azimuthal offset; and
operating the radar unit using the determined offset to determine a position of an object causing radar reflections.

US Pat. No. 10,191,142

DIGITAL FREQUENCY MODULATED CONTINUOUS WAVE RADAR USING HANDCRAFTED CONSTANT ENVELOPE MODULATION

Uhnder, Inc., Austin, TX...

1. A method for determining a frequency modulation of a continuous wave radar for a vehicle, the method comprising:generating, with a code generator, a symbol stream comprising a time-sequence of modulating symbols, each symbol belonging to a limited set of symbols having unique numerical values;
feeding the symbol stream through one of (i) a shaping and (ii) filtering process to obtain a sequence of shaped or filtered symbols, respectively, comprising multiple sample values per symbol period, wherein the sample values represent samples of the shaped or filtered symbols at instants separated by intervals of a fraction of a time period between successive symbols;
calculating, with a waveform selection module, for the sample instants, (I, Q) samples of I and Q waveforms resulting from frequency modulating a carrier signal with the sequence of modulating symbols, wherein each I value is equal to a cosine of resulting instantaneous carrier phases at the sample instants, and each Q value is equal to a sine of the instantaneous carrier phases at the sample instants;
for each selected set of symbol values for a plurality of successive symbols on which a waveform is to depend, producing an average waveform over all symbol values outside the selected set of symbol values; and on which the waveform is not to depend, superimposing all waveforms within plus and minus half a symbol period of the center symbol of each selected set of symbols having the same set of values and averaging the superimposed I, Q samples to produce for each selected set of symbols an averaged set of I, Q samples, and an average waveform, wherein each selected set of symbol values for a plurality of successive symbols are corresponding selected patterns of the successive symbols; and
recording, with the waveform selection module, final I, Q values to be stored in a memory for subsequent use in producing the frequency modulation in the frequency modulated continuous wave radar.

US Pat. No. 10,191,140

LUMINAIRE IDENTIFICATION AND POSITIONING BY CONSTELLATION

OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., Wil...

1. A method for determining the position of a computing device, the method comprising:obtaining, by the computing device, an image of a subset of luminaries from a plurality of luminaires located in an indoor environment, wherein each subset grouping of luminaires in the plurality of luminaires is uniquely identifiable;
comparing the subset of luminaires to a database storing each uniquely identifiable subset grouping of luminaires in the plurality of luminaires, wherein the database includes position information for each luminaire in the plurality of luminaires; and
determining the position of the computing device based on the comparison of the subset of luminaires to the database.

US Pat. No. 10,191,130

DEVICE FOR SEQUENTIAL EXAMINATION OF A MEASUREMENT OBJECT BY MEANS OF MPI AND MRI METHODS

BRUKER BIOSPIN MRI GMBH, ...

1. A device for alternating examination of a measurement object by means of MPI (magnetic particle imaging) and by means of MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), the device comprising:a resistive drive field coil system for generating a drive field, said resistive drive field coil system having electrical feed lines;
a resistive MRI gradient coil system;
a main magnet coil system disposed around a z axis, said main magnet coil system having two coaxial partial coil systems that are arranged mirror-symmetrically with respect to a central plane running perpendicularly to the z axis through a first volume under investigation, said main magnet coil system generating a homogeneous field of at least 0.5 T and of at least 6th order for MRI operation within said first volume under investigation and a spatially strongly varying magnetic field profile for MPI operation within a second volume under investigation, wherein said first and said second volumes under investigation at least partially overlap, said spatially strongly varying magnetic field profile having field vectors which are different with respect to direction or magnitude at all spatial points and having a field magnitude zero at one spatial point;
a device for reversing a polarity of current through one of said partial coil systems, wherein said main magnet coil system is designed in such a fashion that it generates said homogeneous magnetic field in said first volume under investigation when polarities of said partial coil systems are the same and said spatially strongly varying magnetic field profile in said second volume under investigation when said polarities are opposite; and
a linearly controlled power supply, said linearly controlled power supply supplying a direct current to said partial coil systems, wherein said direct current is held stable to ppm during MRI operation.

US Pat. No. 10,191,103

METHOD OF LOCATING A SOURCE OF TRANSIENT SIGNALS IN A DISPERSIVE ENVIRONMENT

INSTITUT POLYTECHIQUE DE ...

1. A method of locating in a dispersive environment a source of pulses with at least a pair of sensors, the method comprising the steps of:positioning a pair of sensors in the dispersive environment, the pair of sensors being located at a predetermined distance L to each other;
detecting a pulse at the level of each sensor originating from the source;
constructing a phase diagram for each of said pulses from N vectors having their coordinates corresponding to the amplitude of the pulse at a sampling time ti and at next successive sampling times; and
calculating the ratio for each pair of sensors between distances L1 and L2 from each sensor to the source with formula:
whereare the norms of vectorsof the phase diagrams corresponding to the pulses detected by the sensors so that the source is located by the phase diagrams without synchronization of the sensors;wherein the calculated location of the source is communicated to specify the location of a maintenance operation.

US Pat. No. 10,191,084

PROGRAMMABLE SELF-ADJUSTING RESISTANCE SOURCE

IET Labs, Inc., West Rox...

1. An apparatus comprising:resistance circuitry having a plurality of resistors in a dynamically-configurable arrangement;
a user interface including input circuitry;
a set of output terminals configured to provide an electrical signal to a measurement device;
a communications port configured to communicate with the measurement device; and
control circuitry, the control circuitry being constructed and arranged to:
receive a target resistance from a user via the input circuitry;
assign a first arrangement of the resistance circuitry that nominally provides the target resistance based on known resistance values of the plurality of resistors;
configure the resistance circuitry according to the assigned first arrangement, thereby providing a first resistance across the set of output terminals;
subsequently, receive a resistance measurement from the measurement device via the communications port;
in response to receiving the resistance measurement, assign a second arrangement of the resistance circuitry based on a difference between the target resistance and the resistance measurement; and
configure the resistance circuitry according to the assigned second arrangement, thereby providing a second resistance across the set of output terminals, the second resistance being closer to the target resistance than was the first resistance.

US Pat. No. 10,191,080

DRONE INCLUDING ADVANCE MEANS FOR COMPENSATING THE BIAS OF THE INERTIAL UNIT AS A FUNCTION OF THE TEMPERATURE

Parrot Drones, Paris (FR...

1. A drone, comprising a main circuit board (24) on which are mounted electronic components as well as an inertial unit, IMU, (26) comprising gyrometer sensors for measuring the instantaneous rotations of the drone in an absolute reference system, and/or accelerometer sensors for measuring accelerations of the drone in this reference system, the IMU (26) including an internal temperature sensor (34) delivering a chip temperature signal (?°chip),characterized in that it comprises:
a heating component (28) mounted on the circuit board (24) near the IMU (26);
a thermal guide (30) incorporated to the circuit board (24), this thermal guide extending between the heating component (28) and the IMU (26) so as to allow a transfer (32) to the IMU of the heat produced by the heating component; and
a thermal regulation circuit (44-62), receiving as an input the chip temperature signal (?°chip) and a predetermined set-point temperature signal (?°ref), and outputting a heating component piloting signal (TH_PWM), so as to control the heat supply to the IMU as a function of the difference between chip temperature and set-point temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,191,074

AUTOMATIC ANALYZING APPARATUS

Hitachi High-Technologies...

1. An automatic analyzing apparatus comprising:a spectrometer;
a specimen container configured to accommodate a specimen;
a reaction vessel configured to accommodate a mixture of the specimen and a reagent;
a dispensing mechanism including an arm that holds a probe that aspirates a specimen and discharges the specimen into the reaction vessel, a static eliminator having a generation source of neutralizing ions and a neutralizing ion blowing mechanism configured to blow neutralizing ions generated in the generation source to the specimen container or the reaction vessel; and
a controller connected to the spectrometer and the dispensing mechanism, the controller programmed to:
control the dispensing mechanism to aspirate the specimen from the specimen container at an aspiration position and eject the specimen into the reaction vessel at a dispensing position, and
control the static eliminator to generate neutralizing ions and blow the generated neutralizing ions to the specimen container at the aspiration position before the dispensing mechanism aspirates the specimen to thereby neutralize the specimen container and to blow neutralizing ions to the specimen container reaction vessel at the dispensing position to thereby neutralize the reaction vessel,
wherein the generation source is connected to the probe and allows the probe to generate the neutralizing ions,
wherein the probe includes an inner tube for aspirating the liquid and an outer tube that surrounds the inner tube,
wherein the neutralizing ion blowing mechanism is an outer tube that blows the compressed air generated from the compressed air generation unit, and
wherein the compressed air generated from the compressed air generation unit blows the neutralizing ions generated in the probe to an object via the outer tube.