US Pat. No. 10,367,925

METHOD OF COMMUNICATIONS IN A NETWORK INTERCONNECTING AT LEAST TWO POWER GENERATORS, AND CORRESPONDING INTERFACING DEVICE

SDMO Industries S.A.S., ...

1. A method of communications in a network interconnecting at least two power generators, each power generator being connected to said network by at least one interfacing device, wherein the method comprises:sending and receiving communications frames between the at least two power generators, by the at least one interface device, each of the communications frames comprising at least one piece of supervision data and at least one piece of information data, wherein sending and receiving comprises:
sending the same pieces of information data at least twice, in two operations of sending at least two communications frames that comprise identical pieces of information data, the at least two communications frames separated in time by a predetermined time interval, the predetermined interval being greater than or equal to a maximum time of recovery of said network; and
implementing a systematic elimination of one of the at least two communications frames received when two of the at least two communications frames comprising identical pieces of information data have been received.

US Pat. No. 10,367,924

POSITION-BASED COMMUNICATION ROUTING

Interwise Ltd., Airport ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a network control system, a message including content and a header, wherein a destination internet protocol (IP) address of the header identifies a propagation mode for sending the content via a network;
based on at least the propagation mode, obtaining location data regarding a plurality of devices connected to the network, the location data indicating the content is to be sent to a closest device of the plurality of devices;
based on at least the location data, identifying an intended recipient from the plurality of devices, wherein the intended recipient comprises the closest device; and
transmitting the content to the intended recipient.

US Pat. No. 10,367,918

SYSTEM TO DYNAMICALLY ADJUST REQUEST VALUES AT A BACK-END APPLICATION SERVER

HARTFORD FIRE INSURANCE C...

1. A system to improve an accuracy of information generated by a back-end application computer server, comprising:(a) a communication port to facilitate receipt of a plurality of data streams of electronic messages, each data stream being received from one of a plurality of remote third-party administrator computer servers via a distributed communication network;
(b) a data stream computer store to store information received in the data streams of electronic messages;
(c) a rules computer store to store different sets of pre-determined rules for different third-party administrator computer servers;
(d) the back-end application computer server, coupled to the communication port, the data stream computer store, and the rules computer store, programmed to:
(i) receive from the data stream computer store information associated with a set of requests from a first third-party administrator computer server, each request being associated with a request value,
(ii) retrieve from the rules computer store a first set of pre-determined rules for the first third-party administrator computer server,
(iii) automatically apply the first set of pre-determined rules to the set of requests from the first third-party administrator computer server, said application resulting in at least one adjusted request value for the set of requests and an overall value based at least in part on the request values and the adjusted request value associated with the set of requests,
(iv) automatically transmit a settlement instruction, including the overall value, to an electronic transaction system, and
(v) as a result of application of the first set of pre-determined rules, automatically transmit a flag to an electronic messaging communication server;
(e) the electronic transaction system to receive the settlement instruction and to execute a settlement transaction in accordance with the overall value; and
(f) the electronic messaging communication server to receive said flag, and as a result of receiving said flag, trigger an electronic notification from the electronic messaging communication server to the remote computer device associated with the first third-party administrator computer server.

US Pat. No. 10,367,916

ENHANCED FEATURE VECTOR

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A method for controlling access by an application to features on a client device, the method comprising:receiving, from a server, a Feature Vector (FV) that particularly corresponds to the application, the FV listing one or more of the features on the client device that are to be unavailable to the application while the application executes, on the client device, in a container that has been extended through use of at least one plug-in that is particularly configured to provide the application access to one or more native functionality features on the client device;
processing aspects of the FV including storing at least a portion of the FV in a local repository on the client device;
accessing the stored portion of the FV in the local repository to determine an availability of a particular native functionality feature of the one or more native functionality features that are accessible to the application through the at least one plug-in; and
providing to the application an indicia of the availability of the particular native functionality feature based on determining that the particular native functionality feature is not listed in the stored portion of the FV.

US Pat. No. 10,367,915

OPTIMIZED IMAGE DELIVERY OVER LIMITED BANDWIDTH COMMUNICATION CHANNELS

1. A method of retrieving large-scale images over network communications channel for display on an internet-capable digital phone, the method comprising:issuing a first request for a first image data parcel from the internet-capable digital phone to a remote computer, wherein the first image data parcel and a second image data parcel are selected based on a same operator controlled image viewpoint on the internet-capable digital phone relative to a predetermined image and the first and the second image data parcels contain data that are used to generate a display on the internet-capable digital phone according to the same operator controlled image viewpoint;
wherein the predetermined image is processed to obtain a series K1-N of derivative images of progressively lower detail level, wherein each respective derivative image of the series is subdivided into a regular array wherein each resulting image data parcel of the regular array has a predetermined detail level, and wherein the resulting image data parcels are stored on the remote computer, the resulting image data parcels comprising the first and the second image data parcels;
receiving the first image data parcel from the remote computer over the network communications channels, the first image data parcel being sent by the remote computer in response to the first request;
displaying on the internet-capable digital phone at least part of the predetermined image using the first image data parcel received by the internet-capable digital phone, wherein the first image data parcel uniquely forms a discrete portion of the predetermined image according to the same operator controlled image viewpoint;
issuing a second request for the second image data parcel from the internet-capable digital phone to the remote computer; and
receiving the second image data parcel from the remote computer over the network communications channel, the second image data parcel being sent by the remote computer in response to the second request;
displaying on the internet-capable digital phone at least part of the predetermined image using the second image data parcel received by the internet-capable digital phone, wherein the second image data parcel uniquely forms a discrete portion of the predetermined image according to the same operator controlled image viewpoint;
wherein the first and the second requests are issued according to prioritization from among a plurality of image data parcels selected for same operator controlled viewpoint.

US Pat. No. 10,367,912

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATING THE MANAGEMENT, ROUTING, AND CONTROL OF MULTIPLE DEVICES AND INTER-DEVICE CONNECTIONS

CLOUD SYSTEMS HOLDCO, LLC...

1. An apparatus for controlling an environment, comprising:a server configured to host a database that includes information describing a set of static connections and information describing a set of adaptable nodes and that is further configured to run a scheduling service;
a control client that is configured to control at least one output device within the environment and to communicate with the scheduling service;
a control client web application including one or more components configured to render a user interface on the control client, wherein one or more standard widgets of the user interface provide one or more standard control options based at least in part on the at least one output device and one or more specialized widgets provide one or more customizable control options based at least in part on the at least one output device;
a control switch that is configured to communicate with the control client; and
an output device configurator that is configured to send a request to access the output device to the scheduling service and through the control switch, to send configuration information to the output device, and to send control information to the output device, wherein the scheduling service is configured to manage availability of the output device for access.

US Pat. No. 10,367,910

INSTANTANEOUS NON-BLOCKING CONTENT PURGING IN A DISTRIBUTED PLATFORM

Verizon Digital Media Ser...

1. A computer-implemented method for non-blocking content purging, the method comprising:caching a plurality of content to memory of a content distribution server with a first timestamp corresponding to a time at which each content of the plurality of content is cached to the memory;
providing, by the content distribution server, a different second timestamp to a command designating removal of particular content from said memory, wherein the particular content is part of the plurality of content cached to said memory, and wherein the second timestamp corresponds to a time at which the command is received at the content distribution server;
maintaining a copy of the particular content in said memory in response to said command and before the content distribution server receives a user request for the particular content;
receiving by the content distribution server, a user request for the particular content; and
executing by the content distribution server, a cache miss, in response to the user request, based on the first timestamp of the particular content being older than the second timestamp of the command, wherein executing the cache miss comprises replacing the copy of the particular content in said memory with an updated copy retrieved from an origin server and sending the updated copy in answer to the user request.

US Pat. No. 10,367,903

SECURITY SYSTEMS FOR MITIGATING ATTACKS FROM A HEADLESS BROWSER EXECUTING ON A CLIENT COMPUTER

Shape Security, Inc., Mo...

1. A method for improving security of a server computer interacting with a client computer, the method comprising:sending a set of one or more instructions to a browser at a client computer, wherein the set of one or more instructions define one or more checkpoints, wherein each checkpoint, when reached by the browser, generates telemetry data indicating the checkpoint was reached by the browser;
receiving a set of telemetry data from the browser at the client computer, the telemetry data indicating one or more particular checkpoints of the one or more checkpoints were reached by the browser;
determining, based on the telemetry data, which checkpoints of the one or more checkpoints were reached by the browser;
determining whether the browser is legitimate or illegitimate based on the one or more particular checkpoints reached by the browser.

US Pat. No. 10,367,902

MEDIA RESOURCE ADDRESS RESOLUTION AND ACQUISITION METHOD, SYSTEM, SERVER AND CLIENT TERMINAL

Guangzhou UCWeb Computer ...

1. A media resource address resolution method, comprising:sending an assist resolution request from a resolution server provided separately from a server hosting a target website to a client terminal, the assist resolution request including reference address information of a media resource on the target website and causing the client terminal to acquire webpage information of the media resource from the server hosting the target website according to the reference address information; and
receiving, by the resolution server, the webpage information of the media resource returned by the client terminal; and
resolving, at the resolution server, the received webpage information of the media resource to obtain a playback address of the media resource.

US Pat. No. 10,367,899

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTENT AUDIENCE ANALYSIS VIA ENCODED LINKS

BITLY, INC., New York, N...

1. A system for analyzing online content audience, comprising:at least one server of a content audience analysis system, configured to:
generate a first set of encoded links for accessing first resources of a first content publisher and a second set of encoded links for accessing second resources of second content publishers;
receive a plurality of requests to access the first set of encoded links linked to the first resources of the first content publisher, each request to access an encoded link of the first set of encoded links from a client device of unique client devices identifying i) a source uniform resource locator (URL) identifying a resource on which the encoded link of the first set of encoded links was presented and ii) a cookie of the content audience analysis system that is unique to the client device;
identify, from each request of the plurality of requests to access the first set of encoded links, a source content publisher of the first content publishers corresponding to the resource identified by the source URL;
identify, from the plurality of requests to access the first set of encoded links, a plurality of cookies of the content audience analysis system assigned to the unique client devices;
identify the second content publishers having the second resources that were accessed by the unique client devices via the second set of encoded links linked to the second resources of the second content publishers based on the plurality of cookies identified from the plurality of requests to access the first set of encoded links linked to the first resources of the first content; and
provide, to the first content publisher, data corresponding to the identified second content publishers having the second resources accessed by the unique client devices that also accessed the first resources of the first content publisher.

US Pat. No. 10,367,895

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HOSTING A SINGLE-TENANT COMPUTING APPLICATION FOR ACCESS BY A PLURALITY OF COMPUTING DEVICES

Right Networks, LLC, Hud...

1. A system for hosting one or more computing applications for remote access by a plurality of user computing devices, the system comprising:a processor and a memory of a server, the memory storing instructions which, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:
receive, via a network, a plurality of user inputs from one or more user computing devices of the plurality of user computing devices, wherein each user input of the plurality of user inputs is associated with a computing application of the one or more computing applications in a host operating system of the server, wherein the host operating system comprises one or more pattern files for redirection of (i) one or more file paths, (ii) one or more registry paths, or both of (i) and (ii);
for each user input of the plurality of user inputs, produce, using the user input and at least one of the one or more pattern files, a user-specific call in the computing application; and
for the user-specific call produced for each corresponding user input, perform a user-specific action in the computing application.

US Pat. No. 10,367,887

DATA STORAGE SYSTEM AND DATA STORAGE METHOD THEREOF

ACCELSTOR LTD., Taipei (...

1. A data storage system, configured to be connected to at least one client, the data storage system comprising:a first server comprising a processor and memory, connected to a transmission line, the first server comprising:
a first data pool; and
a first controller, configured to operate in an active mode and an alone mode, wherein in the active mode, the first controller receives multiple pieces of to-be-stored data from the at least one client, and the first controller stores the pieces of to-be-stored data in the first data pool, and sends the pieces of to-be-stored data through the transmission line; and
a second server comprising a processor and memory, connected to the transmission line, wherein the second server is connected to the first server through the transmission line, and the second server comprises:
a second data pool; and
a second controller, configured to operate in the active mode and a rejection mode, wherein in the active mode, the second controller receives the pieces of to-be-stored data through the transmission line, and the second controller stores the pieces of to-be-stored data in the second data pool;
wherein when the second controller operates in the active mode, the second controller receives other pieces of to-be-stored data from the at least one client, and the second controller stores the other pieces of to-be-stored data in the second data pool, and sends the other pieces of to-be-stored data through the transmission line; and when the first controller operates in the active mode, the first controller receives the other pieces of to-be-stored data through the transmission line, and stores the other pieces of to-be-stored data in the first data pool;
wherein in the rejection mode, the second controller does not receive each piece of to-be-stored data sent by the at least one client, so that the first controller receives each piece of to-be-stored data in the alone mode, stores each piece of to-be-stored data in the first data pool, and the first controller does not send each piece of to-be-stored data through the transmission line.

US Pat. No. 10,367,882

OFFLINE CONTENT DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS

PCCW Vuclip (Singapore) P...

1. One or more non-transitory computer-readable media storing instructions that, when executed by one or more computing devices, cause performance of:receiving a collection of media content at a first mobile device, the collection including a plurality of videos;
executing a local content server at the first mobile device, the first mobile device configured to accept local connections from other mobile devices, the first mobile device storing the collection of media content;
establishing a local connection between the first mobile device and a given mobile device;
receiving, at the first mobile device, data from a content access client application on the given mobile device;
based on the data from the content access client application, the first mobile device recognizing the given mobile device as being provisioned for access to content from the collection;
responsive to the local content server recognizing that the given mobile device has been provisioned for access to content from the collection, the first mobile device transmitting one or more media content items from the collection of media content to the given mobile device over the local connection, the one or more media content items including at least one video.

US Pat. No. 10,367,881

MANAGEMENT OF COMPUTING INFRASTRUCTURE UNDER EMERGENCY PEAK CAPACITY CONDITIONS

Nokia of America Corporat...

1. An apparatus, comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory including computer program code;
wherein the at least one memory and the computer program code are configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to at least:
detect, for a computing environment including capacity supporting equipment and environmental equipment, first and second capacity conditions associated with respective first and second elements of the capacity supporting equipment;
initiate handling of the first capacity condition, by the first element of the capacity supporting equipment, including sending a message for configuring the first element of the capacity supporting equipment to provide additional computing capacity for the first capacity condition and sending a message for configuring an element of the environmental equipment to provide additional cooling for the first element of the capacity supporting equipment; and
initiate handling of the second capacity condition, by the first element of the capacity supporting equipment or a third element of the capacity supporting equipment, based on the handling of the first capacity condition.

US Pat. No. 10,367,876

ENVIRONMENTALLY ADAPTIVE AND SEGREGATED MEDIA PIPELINE ARCHITECTURE FOR MULTIPLE STREAMING SESSIONS

AVAST SOFTWARE S.R.O., P...

1. A method for providing an adaptive media pipeline, the method comprising:receiving, by a computing device, a connection request from an endpoint device;
in response to receiving the connection request, establishing, by the computing device, a remote desktop, a trusted mobile instance, and a delivery handler, wherein the trusted mobile instance is established within an isolation layer of the computing device and the delivery handler is established within a media pipeline service of the computing device, wherein the isolation layer is comprised of a group of one or more processes segregated from at least one process of the delivery handler, and wherein the group of processes of the isolation layer shares at least one computing resource of the computing device with the at least one process of the delivery handler;
retrieving, by the trusted mobile instance, media content of the remote desktop;
sharing, by the trusted mobile instance, the retrieved media content with the delivery handler using a shared memory buffer interconnected between the trusted mobile instance and the delivery handler;
determining, by the delivery handler, quality of service parameters, wherein said quality of service parameters comprise at least one of an encoding rate, an encoding format, a rendering or frame rate, and a screen resolution; and
providing, by the computing device via the delivery handler, the media content to the endpoint device in accordance with the quality of service parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,367,872

CLOUD-BASED VIDEO DELIVERY

Brightcove, Inc., Boston...

1. A method of making media content available for delivery via a data communications network, the method comprising:receiving, via a communications interface, a request to make media content available for delivery;
obtaining, via the communications interface, a media file having the media content;
determining a plurality of media profiles, based on the request, wherein:
each media profile of the plurality of media profiles determines one or more video playback properties of a respective output media file; and
the plurality of media profiles includes:
a first set of media profiles, and
a second set of media profiles;
transcoding, with a processing unit, the media file in accordance with the first set of media profiles to create a first set of output media files;
transcoding, with the processing unit, the media file in accordance with the second set of media profiles to create a second set of output media files, wherein the second set of output media files includes an output media file having one or more video playback properties different than each output media file of the first set of output media files;
subsequent to creating the first set of output media files, sending the first set of output media files to one or more distributed servers; and
subsequent to sending the first set of output media files to the one or more distributed servers, and prior to completing the transcoding of the media file in accordance with the second set of media profiles, sending a notification that the media content is available for delivery using at least the first set of media profiles, based on a determination that the media file has been transcoded in accordance with the first set of media profiles.

US Pat. No. 10,367,870

CONFERENCING SYSTEM AND METHOD IMPLEMENTING VIDEO QUASI-MUTING

RingCentral, Inc., Belmo...

1. A first communication portal in a video conferencing session with a second communication portal via a network, the first communication portal being configured to:transmit live video stream of a participant to the second communication portal for presentation on a display thereof;
receive a control instruction from the participant to stop transmitting the live video stream;
selectively transmit a video clip showing the participant for playback on the display based on the received control instruction;
receive a second control instruction from the participant to resume transmitting live video stream;
selectively inhibit the video clip from being played back on the display based on the second control instruction; and
selectively resume transmitting live video stream of the participant to the second communication portal for presentation on the display thereof based on the second control instruction.

US Pat. No. 10,367,865

ENCODINGLESS TRANSMUXING

Verizon Digital Media Ser...

1. A method comprising:obtaining encoded media content as a single file comprising a first portion containing metadata of the encoded media content, and a second portion containing binary data of the encoded media content, wherein the metadata provides information about construction of individual frames in the binary data, and wherein the binary data comprises bits of an intermixed plurality of I, P, and B frames, wherein each I frame is rendered without referencing information from other frames of the plurality of I, P, and B frames, and wherein the P and B frames are rendered by referencing information from at least one other frame of the plurality of I, P, and B frames;
determining, from processing the metadata in the first portion of the single file, positions of a set of I frames encoded by the binary data in the second portion of the single file;
mapping a first segment of the encoded media content to start from the position of a first segment I frame from the set of I frames, and a second segment of the encoded media content to start from the position of a second segment I frame from the set of I frames that is closest to a segment duration interval from the position of the first segment I frame, wherein the first segment I frame is separated from the second segment I frame by at least one other I frame from the set of I frames; and
serving the first segment over a network to a user requesting the first segment by passing a subset of the binary data from the second portion of the encoded media content file without encoding or modifying the subset of the binary data for the first segment, wherein a starting bit of the subset of the binary data for the first segment is a first bit of the first segment I frame in the binary data and an ending bit of the subset of the binary data for the first segment is a bit in the binary data that immediately precedes a first bit of the second segment I frame in the binary data.

US Pat. No. 10,367,863

METHOD FOR PROVIDING DYNAMIC QUALITY OF SERVICE FOR PUSH-TO-TALK SERVICE

KODIAK NETWORKS INC., Pl...

1. A method comprising:initiating, by a push-to-talk (PTT) server, a PTT call session with a PTT client by exchanging control messages over a first bearer having first quality-of-service (QoS) parameters;
establishing, by the PTT server, a second bearer having second QoS parameters different from the first QoS parameters, wherein the establishing the second bearer is performed during at least a portion of the initiating the PTT call session;
exchanging, by the PTT server, media messages with the PTT client over the first bearer before the second bearer is established; and
exchanging, by the PTT server, the media messages with the PTT client over the second bearer in response to completion of the establishing the second bearer.

US Pat. No. 10,367,856

FAILOVER MANAGEMENT OF SIP BASED MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATION SESSIONS

STERLITE TECHNOLOGIES LIM...

1. A method comprising:storing, in a data store, active session information received from a first session initiation protocol (SIP) server for an active session between a first user agent and a second user agent, wherein the active session is associated with the first SIP server;
providing, by a processing device, in response to a determination that the first SIP server is unavailable, the active session information to a second SIP server to maintain continuity of the active session between the first user agent and the second user agent; and
causing the second SIP server to generate a first Re-INVITE message to provide to the first user agent and a second Re-INVITE message to provide to the second user agent, wherein the first Re-INVITE message comprises at least a portion of the active session information to continue the active session.

US Pat. No. 10,367,855

SWITCH CONTROLLER FOR SEPARATING MULTIPLE PORTIONS OF CALL

TEVNOS LLC, San Francisc...

1. A method comprising:receiving a call from an origination endpoint requesting to be connected to a remote endpoint;
receiving acceptance of the call from the remote endpoint;
separating audio of the call based on the origination endpoint and the remote endpoint where corresponding portions of the audio are generated, using a switch controller, into;
a first isolated audio portion of the audio from the origination endpoint; and
an additional isolated audio portion of the audio from the remote endpoint;
sending the first isolated audio portion to an external database;
establishing the audio of the call by merging the first isolated audio portion and the additional isolated audio portion; and
providing, to a third party, access to listen to the call and an ability to inject audio into one or more of the first isolated audio portion and the additional isolated audio portion.

US Pat. No. 10,367,852

MULTIPLEXED DEMAND SIGNALED DISTRIBUTED MESSAGING

Swim.IT Inc., San Jose, ...

1. A method programmed in a non-transitory memory of a device comprising:a. establishing one or more network connections for peer-to-peer real-time message distribution; and
b. routing one or more messages to an appropriate destination using the one or more network connections utilizing load balancing and routing functions, wherein when the one or more messages go to multiple subscribers on a single host, the one or more messages from a publisher are only sent once over the one or more network connections, and the one or more messages are broadcast locally without explicit involvement of a publisher and a subscriber to each subscriber of the multiple subscribers on the single host, wherein routing utilizes one or more links and one or more lanes, wherein at least one of the links is a synced link which enables the subscriber to receive the one or more messages from the publisher that existed prior to generation of the link.

US Pat. No. 10,367,851

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC DATA PROTECTION IN A COMPUTER NETWORK

Microsoft Israel Research...

1. A method for operating an architecture that controls access to confidential data by executing one or more data management policies when an attempt to transform the confidential data is detected, the method being performed by a computer system that operates with the architecture, the method comprising:the computer system assigning one or more information profiles to a data item, wherein the one or more information profiles indicate a sensitivity level for the data item;
the computer system associating a defined set of one or more policies with the data item, wherein the defined set of one or more policies, when executed for the data item by the computer system, control how the data item is accessed, the control being based at least partially on the data item's indicated sensitivity level;
the computer system storing a hash value for the data item, the hash value being usable to identify the data item within the computer system in connection with one or more subsequent access events for that data item;
the computer system identifying an access event for the data item,
the computer system identifying the defined set of one or more policies that apply to the data item corresponding to the access event, based at least in part on the data item's hash value;
in response to identifying the defined set of one or more policies that apply to the data item corresponding to the access event, the computer system executing the defined set of policies for the data item to control or limit access to the data item in response to the identified access event; and
the computer system tracking execution of the defined set of policies for the data item by logging protection implementation information to a system log, wherein tracking the execution in the system log includes logging how protections were actually implemented on the data item during the execution of the defined set of policies for the data item.

US Pat. No. 10,367,846

SELECTIVELY CHOOSING BETWEEN ACTUAL-ATTACK AND SIMULATION/EVALUATION FOR VALIDATING A VULNERABILITY OF A NETWORK NODE DURING EXECUTION OF A PENETRATION TESTING CAMPAIGN

XM Cyber Ltd., Hertzliya...

1. A method for penetration testing of a networked system by a penetration testing system using both active and passive validation methods wherein the penetration testing system is controlled by a user interface of a computing device, the method for penetration testing comprising:a. receiving, by the penetration testing system and via the user interface of the computing device, one or more manually-entered inputs;
b. determining a first target network node of the networked system to be the next network node to attempt to compromise;
c. determining a first vulnerability of network nodes to be used for compromising the first target network node;
d. determining a first damage to the first target network node that can be caused by validating the first vulnerability for the first target network node by using active validation;
e. selecting a first validation method for validating the first vulnerability for the first target network node, a type of the first validation method being:
A. selected from the type group consisting of active validation and passive validation; and
B. associated with the first damage;
f. validating the first vulnerability for the first target network node using the first validation method;
g. determining a second target network node of the networked system to be the next network node to attempt to compromise;
h. determining a second vulnerability of network nodes to be used for compromising the second target network node;
i. determining a second damage to the second target network node that can be caused by validating the second vulnerability for the second target network node by using active validation;
j. selecting a second validation method for validating the second vulnerability for the second target network node, a type of the second validation method being:
A. selected from the type group consisting of active validation and passive validation;
B. associated with the second damage; and
C. different from the type of the first validation method;
k. validating the second vulnerability for the second target network node using the second validation method; and
l. reporting at least one security vulnerability of the networked system determined to exist based on results of performing steps b-k, wherein the reporting comprises performing at least one operation selected from the group consisting of: (A) causing a display device to display a report containing information about the at least one security vulnerability of the networked system, (B) storing the report containing information about the at least one security vulnerability of the networked system in a file and (C) electronically transmitting the report containing information about the at least one security vulnerability of the networked system,wherein all of steps b-l are performed by the penetration testing system, and wherein the one or more manually-entered inputs received via the user interface explicitly define at least one item selected from the group consisting of (i) a type of a validation method associated with the first damage, and (ii) a type of a validation method associated with the second damage.

US Pat. No. 10,367,843

SECURING A NETWORK

PacketSled, Inc., Santa ...

1. An apparatus comprising a non-volatile machine-readable medium storing a program having instructions which when executed by a processor will cause the processor to enhance security of a data network, the instructions of the program for:decomposing a stream of flow objects from a plurality of sensors coupled to the data network into components that are at least one of (a) oscillating, (b) exponentially growing, (c) exponentially decaying, (d) mean, and (e) stochastic;
sorting the components into categories including at least normal, anomalous known and anomalous unknown, wherein the normal category is indicative of normal behavior in the corresponding flow objects, the anomalous known category is indicative of anomalous behavior in the corresponding flow objects having a known cause, and the anomalous unknown category is indicative of anomalous behavior in the corresponding flow objects having an unknown cause; and
allowing network activity associated with normal behavior, and interdicting network activity associated with anomalous known behavior or anomalous unknown behavior;
wherein the flow objects each comprises a single alphanumeric value or a set of alphanumeric values mathematically processed from raw data collected from the plurality of sensors over time;
wherein the stream of flow objects consists of a finite dimensional nonlinear system;
wherein decomposing the stream of flow objects comprises transforming the finite dimensional nonlinear system to an infinite linear set.

US Pat. No. 10,367,834

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPLEMENTING INTRUSION PREVENTION

CloudPassage, Inc., San ...

1. A computer system comprising:one or more processing units;
memory storing one or more programs for execution by the one or more processors, the one more programs comprising:
instructions for receiving data collected at one or more remote computing assets;
instructions for obtaining a plurality of workflow templates, wherein each respective workflow template in the plurality of workflow templates corresponds to a different threat vector in a plurality of threat vectors and wherein each respective workflow template in the plurality of workflow templates comprises: (i) a trigger definition, (ii) an authorization token, and (iii) an enumerated countermeasure responsive to the corresponding threat vector; and
instructions for identifying an active threat by comparing the data collected at the one or more remote computing assets against the trigger definition of respective workflow templates in the plurality of workflow templates, wherein, when a match between the data collected at the one or more remote computing assets and a specific trigger definition of a corresponding specific workflow template is identified, an active threat is deemed to be identified, and the instructions for identifying further comprise:
(A) enacting the authorization token of the corresponding workflow template, wherein the enacting comprises:
(a) obtaining authorization from a first authorization contact associated with the corresponding workflow template, the obtaining (a) comprising (i) pushing an alert regarding the corresponding workflow template through a first established trust channel to a first remote device associated with the first authorization contact without user intervention by the first authorization contact, wherein the first remote device is other than the one or more remote computing assets, and (ii) receiving a first indication to proceed from the first authorization contact, and
(b) obtaining authorization from a second authorization contact associated with the corresponding workflow template, by a method comprising (i) pushing the alert regarding the corresponding workflow template through a second established trust channel to a second remote device associated with the second authorization contact without user intervention by the second authorization contact, wherein the second remote device is other than the one or more remote computing assets and wherein the second remote device is other than the first remote device, and (ii) receiving a second indication to proceed from the second authorization contact,
(c) pushing the alert to a plurality of authorization contacts, wherein the plurality of authorization contacts consists of three of more authorization contacts and includes the first and the second authorization contacts,
(B) responsive to satisfactory completion of authorization protocol, wherein satisfaction of the authorization protocol requires receiving an indication to proceed from more than a predetermined number of authorization contacts in the plurality of authorization contacts, including the first and the second indication to proceed, wherein the predetermined number of authorization contacts is less than the number of authorization contacts in the plurality of authorization contacts, executing the enumerated countermeasure of the corresponding workflow template, and
(C) originating or maintaining the established first trust channel by:
receiving a request from a security control module running within an operating system on the first remote device, wherein the request includes a policy identifier that identifies a security policy,
generating a unique agent identity token, which includes a cryptographic key,
transmitting the unique agent identity token to the security control module,
selecting a set of commands according to the identified security policy, based on (i) a current state of the operating system, (ii) a current state of the security control module, and, optionally (iii) a current state of one or more applications running in the operating system on the first remote device,
placing the set of commands in a command queue for retrieval and execution by the first remote device,
receiving data from the first remote device responsive to execution of the set of commands on the first remote device, and
using the data to originate or maintain the first established trust channel with the first remote device.

US Pat. No. 10,367,832

REACTIVE VIRTUAL SECURITY APPLIANCES

Rapid7, Inc., Boston, MA...

1. A method for monitoring network activity, the method comprising:deploying at least a first virtual security appliance simulating a service to a location on a network corresponding to a physical location;
receiving data regarding an attack on the first virtual security appliance, wherein the attack targets the simulated service;
deploying at least one subsequent virtual security appliance simulating the targeted service to the location on the network corresponding to the physical location in response to the attack; and
alerting a user of the targeted service in the physical location about the attack on the first virtual security appliance targeting the service, wherein the user is alerted about the attack based on the user being in the physical location of the attack and based on the user using the targeted service.

US Pat. No. 10,367,826

IDENTITY AND TRUSTWORTHINESS VERIFICATION USING ONLINE AND OFFLINE COMPONENTS

Airbnb, Inc., San Franci...

1. A computer implemented method, comprising:receiving, from a user, by a computer, information about an identity of the user of a first-party online system;
sending a request to a third party online system for information about the user, the third party online system different than the first-party online system;
receiving, from the third-party online system, information about activities performed by the user in the third-party online system;
determining an online trustworthiness score based at least on the information about the activities performed by the user in the third-party online system, wherein determining the online trustworthiness score comprises:
identifying a most recent update in a user profile associated with the user in the third-party online system,
determining an amount of time since the most recent update, and
in response to the amount of time not exceeding a threshold amount of time, determining the online trustworthiness score at least based on the amount of time;
sending a request to one or more databases for information associated with the identity of the user;
receiving, from the one or more databases, offline information about the user;
determining an offline trustworthiness score based on the offline information;
determining a trustworthiness score based on the online trustworthiness score and the offline trustworthiness score; and
responsive to determining that the trustworthiness score of the user is below a threshold value, blocking an interaction of the user with another user in the first-party online system.

US Pat. No. 10,367,820

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUMS FOR IDENTIFYING COMPONENTS OF A COMPUTING SYSTEM

VCE IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method for identifying a component of a computing system, the method comprising:starting a component with a custom basic input/output system (BIOS) extension that responds to an identification information request with identification information, wherein the component includes a virtual machine (VM) or a virtual resource associated with the virtual machine;
receiving, while the component is in a low power state, a request for identification information about the component from a requesting entity; and
after receiving the request for the identification information, the custom BIOS extension triggers a change in power state of the component prior to sending, by the component, the identification information about the component to the requesting entity, wherein the identification information includes a VM identifier or a virtual resource identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,367,812

INTEGRATED SYSTEM COMPONENT AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Vivint, Inc., Provo, UT ...

1. A computer-implemented method for implementing an integrated device, the method comprising:operating a component of a security and/or automation system, wherein the component is housed with an electronic device that is connected to electrical wiring of a building, wherein the component comprises one or more sensors capable of monitoring for voice command parameters;
receiving, via the component, a voice command from a user of the security and/or automation system;
determining an identity of the user of the security and/or automation system based at least in part on the received voice command and a voice profile;
determining a set of commands associated with the identity of the user;
determining that the voice command is included within the set of commands;
generating, by the component of the security and/or automation system, instructions corresponding to the voice command based at least in part on the determination that the voice command is included within the set of commands;
communicating the instructions between the component and a control panel of the security and/or automation system based at least in part on the determined identity of the user of the security and/or automation system; and
providing power to the electronic device through the electrical wiring based at least in part on the communicating the instructions between the component and the control panel of the security and/or automation system, wherein the electronic device provides power to the one or more sensors included in the component.

US Pat. No. 10,367,811

METHODS FOR INTERNET COMMUNICATION SECURITY

Stealthpath, Inc., Resto...

1. A product for securing communications of a plurality of networked computing devices, the product comprising a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium having computer-readable program code embodied therein, the computer-readable program code executable by a first computing device of the plurality of network computing devices to perform communication management operations, the communication management operations comprising:i) forming a configured communication pathway by configuring a pre-established communication pathway to exclusively communicate application data between a first user-application on the first computing device and a second user-application on a second computing device of the plurality of network computing devices, the first user-application operated by a first user and the second user-application operated by a second user, the configuring comprising:
a) sending a first configuration packet from the first computing device to the second computing device via the pre-established communication pathway, the first configuration packet containing a nonpublic first device identifier for the first computing device in an application layer portion of the first configuration packet;
b) receiving a second configuration packet from the second computing device, the second configuration packet containing a nonpublic second device identifier for the second computing device in an application layer portion of the second configuration packet;
c) confirming, in a kernel space of the first computing device, that the second computing device is authorized to communicate with the first user-application, comprising: matching the nonpublic second device identifier to a preconfigured nonpublic second device code for the second computing device;
d) further sending a third configuration packet from the first computing device to the second computing device via the pre-established communication pathway, the third configuration packet containing a nonpublic first user-application identifier in an application layer portion of the third configuration packet, wherein the nonpublic first user-application identifier is exclusive to the first user-application and the second user-application;
e) further receiving a fourth configuration packet from the second computing device, the fourth configuration packet containing a nonpublic second user-application identifier in an application layer portion of the fourth configuration packet; and ii) preventing any transport layer ports used by the configured communication pathway from being used by any other communication pathway.

US Pat. No. 10,367,808

CONTEXTUAL AND TIME SENSITIVE OUT OF BAND TRANSACTIONAL SIGNING

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., ...

1. A system, comprising:a processor that executes the following computer executable components stored in a memory:
a machine learning and reasoning component that employs automated learning and reasoning procedures in connection with determining a level of actions to complete an authentication;
a security manager component that transmits the determined level of actions in response to an indication of a transaction attempt, wherein the indication is received over a first communications channel and at least one of the actions of the level of actions are transmitted over a second communications channel different from the first communications channel, wherein the different communication channels are channels between a same communication pair; and
an authorization manager component that analyzes a reply to the determined level of actions and selectively allows the transaction based on the analysis, wherein the analysis makes use of the machine learning and reasoning component in connection with determining whether a user device may be authenticated for the transaction attempt.

US Pat. No. 10,367,805

METHODS FOR DYNAMIC USER IDENTITY AUTHENTICATION

AirSig Inc., Grand Cayma...

1. A method for dynamic user Identity authentication, configured to authenticate the identity of a user of a login device during a login process, comprising the steps of,using a web server to receive an access request from the login device;
using the web server to generate a resource address information and a session identifier (session ID) based on the access request and transfer the resource address information and the session ID to the login device;
using the login device to generate an initiation signal comprising the resource address information and the session ID and transfer the initiation signal to a signing device;
using the signing device to perform an air signature procedure based on the initiation signal for generating a target signature, wherein the signing device comprises a motion sensor, the motion sensor comprises an accelerometer and a gyroscope and is configured to detect a motion feature of the signing device, the motion feature comprises a movement direction, acceleration and angular velocity, the air signature procedure is performed to measure acceleration readings of the signing device in each axis by the accelerometer, measure the angular velocity of the signing device in each axis by the gyroscope, and calculate the movement direction and the acceleration according to the acceleration readings;
using a determination module to compares the movement direction, acceleration and angular velocity of the target signature with a movement direction, acceleration and angular velocity of a pre-stored reference signature, calculate a similarity between the target signature and the reference signature, determine that the target signature matches with the reference signature when the similarity is greater than a threshold, generate an authentication information according to whether the target signature matches with the reference signature, and transfer the authentication information to the web server, wherein the authentication information comprises a signature similarity information and the session ID; and
using the web server to determine whether the access request is to be granted based on the authentication information.

US Pat. No. 10,367,802

DESKTOP APPLICATION FULFILLMENT PLATFORM WITH MULTIPLE AUTHENTICATION MECHANISMS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system, comprising:one or more computing devices that implement a fulfillment platform for a service provider, wherein the fulfillment platform is configured to:
receive a request from an agent installed on a computing resource instance of a user, wherein the computing resource instance comprises a virtualized computing resource instance or a virtual desktop instance implemented on one or more resources of the service provider, and wherein the request comprises a request to subscribe to an application, a request to unsubscribe from an application, or a request to install, uninstall, or reinstall an application on the computing resource instance;
validate an identity of the computing resource instance and a credential for the computing resource instance, or validate an identity of the user and a credential for the user; and
in response to validation of the identity and the credential for the computing resource instance or for the user, process the request.

US Pat. No. 10,367,798

COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD

Nettoken Limited, London...

1. A contactless communications device comprising:one or more near-field communication (NFC) chips each configured to store information and be read by a corresponding NFC reader; and
a selection means, provided on the contactless communications device, for selectively activating one or more of said chips, the selection means being movable relative to the one or more NFC chips to an activation position aligned with a location of one of said NFC chips from which information is desired to be read, and also to one or more other authentication positions to authenticate the device to enable said information to be read when said selection device is placed in said activation position;
wherein, in use, a said NFC reader can read information from one or more of said chips only when selected and activated and when in NFC reading range, and the communications device is configured to permit data to be read from one or more of said chips only when an authentication is performed utilising the selection means in range of a said NFC chip reader, wherein the authentication comprises determining that detecting a position of the selection means has been moved to one or more predefined authentication positions relative to the one or more NFC chips.

US Pat. No. 10,367,796

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR RECORDING A CHANGE OF AUTHORIZATION STATE OF ONE OR MORE AUTHORIZATION AGENTS

Cygnetise Limited, Londo...

1. A method of recording a change of authorization state of one or more authorization agents, the method comprising:establishing a copy of a blockchain ledger at each of a plurality of blockchain nodes, wherein each of the blockchain nodes is associated with a different controlling entity;
providing a public key/private key pair for a first of the blockchain nodes, the private key being for storage in, or in a manner accessible to, a communication device associated with a first controlling entity;
receiving, from the communication device, a first message comprising:
first data indicative of a change of authorization state of a first authorization agent associated with the first controlling entity, the first data being encrypted; and
a digital signature based on the blockchain ledger and the private key;
authenticating the first message using the public key;
adding a block to the blockchain ledger based on the first message to generate a new blockchain ledger that records the change of authorization state of the first authorization agent; and
outputting a copy of the new blockchain ledger for distribution to another blockchain node of the plurality of blockchain nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,367,793

SECURE DATA EXCHANGE METHOD BETWEEN A COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND A SERVICE PROVIDER BASED ON ASYMMETRIC PUBLIC KEY HANDLING AND ENCRYPTION USING HARDWARE KEY, AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND SYSTEM IMPLEMENTING THE SAME

SAGEMCOM BROADBAND SAS, ...

1. A method for securing communications between a first communication device and a server of a service provider via a communications network, the method comprising:associating a particular asymmetrical public key of a first user that is a user of the first communication device with a community that groups users together through the use of asymmetrical public keys, wherein the grouped users of the community exchange data, and the community is managed by the server that receives and distributes the exchanged data between the first user and the (i) community and (ii) other users of the community;
securing the data exchanged between the first user and the (i) community and (ii) a second user of the grouped users of the community, through the server, by
encrypting at least a portion of the data with a hardware key, wherein the hardware key is unique to the first communication device, known to the service provider, and stored within the first communication device, and wherein hardware keys unique to other communication devices are known to the service provider, and
upon receiving the encrypted data, decrypting the encrypted data with the hardware key,
wherein the data exchanged through the server comprises a unique identifier specific to the first communication device that allows the service provider to identify the first communication device and find the hardware key associated with the first communication device, and wherein the data exchanged with respect to the first user comprises the particular asymmetrical public key allowing identification of the first user and specific services to which the first user has access; and
allowing the first user to exchange the data with the community and at least the second user of the grouped users of the community, by recognition, by the server, of the particular asymmetrical public key associated with the community, such that the first user is allowed to access (i) specific services associated with the community to be provided by the service provider and (ii) content from the second user, wherein the second user is a user of a second communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,367,792

END-TO END ENCRYPTION FOR PERSONAL COMMUNICATION NODES

Orion Labs, San Francisc...

1. A method for end-to-end encryption of streaming group communications, the method comprising:a first end user device obtaining an encrypted group key, wherein the encrypted group key is generated by encrypting an unencrypted group key with a message key, the message key being generated from a chain key, the chain key being generated using a pairwise encryption process implemented by the first end user device and a second end user device
wherein the first and second end user devices are members of a communication group comprising a plurality of end user devices;
the first end user device generating an unencrypted first stream key;
the first end user device encrypting the unencrypted first stream key using the unencrypted group key to generate an encrypted first stream key;
the first end user device encrypting first stream data using the unencrypted first stream key to generate encrypted first stream data; and
the first end user device transmitting the encrypted first stream key and the encrypted stream data to the second end user device and at least one other member of the communication group; and
the first end user device updating the chain key each time a new message key is needed, such that the message key and chain key are ephemeral.

US Pat. No. 10,367,785

SOFTWARE DEFINED TRAFFIC MODIFICATION SYSTEM

PERFECTA FEDERAL LLC, Sp...

1. A method comprising:routing data from a browser through a first system, the first system comprising a kernel module; executing, at the first system, a mangling application when the kernel module is in kernel mode;
capturing a packet that matches a triggering filter set by the mangling application;
applying a list of rules of the mangling application to the packet, the list of rules being mapped to the triggering filter, the list of rules comprising modifying a first system pOf signature to a second system pOf signature;
and analyzing the packet transmitted through the system for packet information, wherein the first system pOf signature is different from the second pOf signature;
and modifying the first system pOf signature comprises modifying a plurality of fields of the packet by applying operations so a finger printing tool recognizes a second system, the operations comprising: modifying a first filed of the plurality of fields to match a kernel field of the second system;
modifying a second field of the plurality of fields to match a port field of the second system;
modifying a third field of the plurality of fields to replace a time to live value;
and modifying a fourth field of the plurality of fields to a user-agent field associated by the finger printing tool to the second system.

US Pat. No. 10,367,778

ELECTRONIC MESSAGING SYSTEM FOR MOBILE DEVICES WITH REDUCED TRACEABILITY OF ELECTRONIC MESSAGES

Vaporstream, Inc., Chica...

20. A system for reducing the traceability of electronic messaging between mobile devices, the system including:a server computer configured to communicate with a first application program on a first mobile device and a second application program on a second mobile device, the server computer being an intermediate device configured to receive an electronic message with reduced traceability from the first mobile device without the use of industry standard email and to send the electronic message to the second mobile device without the use of industry standard email, the electronic message including a header information and a message content, the header information including an identifier of a recipient and the message content including an image and/or video, the first application program including instructions executable by a first processor of the first mobile device to provide a first set of reduced traceability displays via a display device of the first mobile device, the second application program including instructions executable by a second processor of the second mobile device to provide a second set of reduced traceability displays via a display device of the second mobile device, the first and second sets of reduced traceability displays being configured to reduce the traceability of the electronic message, the first set of reduced traceability displays including a first display configured to allow a user of the first mobile device to associate an image and/or video with the message content and a second display configured to allow the user of the first mobile device to associate the identifier of a recipient with the electronic message, the instructions executable by the first processor providing the first and second displays such that the identifier of the recipient is not displayed with the message content via the first display preventing a single screen capture of both the identifier of a recipient and the message content, the second set of reduced traceability displays including a third display configured to present an identifier of a sender of the electronic message and a fourth display configured to present the message content, the instructions executable by the second processor providing the third and fourth displays such that the identifier of a sending user is not displayed with the message content via the fourth display preventing a single screen capture of both the identifier of a sending user and the message content;
a network connection allowing the server computer to communicate with the first mobile device to receive the electronic message and to communicate with the second mobile device to send the electronic message to the second mobile device; and
a storage module associated with the server computer and configured to store the electronic message;
wherein the first application program is configured to utilize a display-based keyboard to allow the user of the first mobile device to enter characters via a touchscreen screen of the first mobile device to include in the message content, wherein the characters are included with the image and/or video of the message content if the user of the first mobile device enters the characters, wherein if the message content is received at the server separately from the header information and/or if the message content is sent from the server separately from the header information and/or if the message content is stored separately from the header information, the server is configured to maintain a correspondence between the message content and the header information using a message ID, wherein the message ID is an alpha-numeric sequence that is unique for the electronic message for the system, the unique message ID being reusable by the system if the electronic message is deleted, wherein the message ID is separately associated with the message content and the header information, and wherein the system is configured to allow a notification message that is different from the electronic message to be sent to a non-user of the system at a third-party address of a third-party messaging service.

US Pat. No. 10,367,777

ONLINE GIFT DELIVERY CONFIRMATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Gift Card Impressions, LL...

1. An online delivery servicing system comprising:a server comprising at least one processor and at least one memory for storing an application that, when executed by the at least one processor, is executed to:
obtain, from a customer computing device associated with a customer, delivery confirmation request information associated with an online gift purchased by the customer for a recipient, the delivery confirmation request information associated with a quantity of delivery confirmation messages to be transmitted to a recipient of the online gift and a period of elapsed time for each delivery confirmation message, wherein the delivery confirmation messages are to inform the recipient that the online gift has been previously sent, and wherein the quantity of delivery confirmation messages is selected by the customer,
wherein the delivery confirmation messages are sent using a first set of contact information associated with the recipient,
wherein the quantity of delivery confirmation messages is a plurality of delivery confirmation messages;
at each period of elapsed time, transmit one of the delivery confirmation messages to a recipient computing device associated with the recipient;
when a response to the one delivery confirmation messages is received from the recipient computing device, transmit a customer confirmation message to the customer computing device, the customer confirmation message indicating that the recipient has responded to the one delivery confirmation messages; and
when the quantity of delivery confirmation messages has been transmitted and no response has been received from the recipient computing device, transmit a customer delivery failure message to the customer computing device, the customer delivery failure message including information for re-submission of the online gift by the customer,
wherein the information for re-submission includes a request for a second set of contact information associated with the recipient and an option for cancellation of the gift purchase.

US Pat. No. 10,367,766

INTERMEDIARY DEVICE FOR DATA MESSAGE NETWORK ROUTING

TEN DIGIT COMMUNICATIONS ...

1. An intermediary device to route data messages in a contact center environment, comprising:an intermediary device disposed in a data communication path between an electronic communications network and a client computing device, the intermediary device including at least one of a lobby assignment mechanism, a session storage unit, a default lobby construct, and a destination lobby construct, the default lobby construct and the destination lobby construct each constructed to include a plurality of data messages for sessions between contact center agent computing devices and client computing devices;
the intermediary device disposed to receive, via the electronic communications network, a first data message, the first data message having a characteristic;
the lobby assignment mechanism to assign the first data message to the default lobby construct;
the lobby assignment mechanism to obtain, from a contact center agent computing device, an indication of transfer of the first data message to the destination lobby construct that is a different lobby construct than the default lobby construct, the indication of the transfer identifying the first data message;
the lobby assignment mechanism to link, responsive to the indication of the transfer of the first data message to the destination lobby construct, the first data message with the destination lobby construct based on the characteristic of the first data message;
the intermediary device disposed to receive, via the electronic communications network, a second data message having a characteristic;
the intermediary device to identify a correlation between the first data message and the second data message based on the characteristic of the first data message and the characteristic of the second data message; and
the lobby assignment mechanism to bypass the default lobby construct to assign the second data message to the destination lobby construct based on the identification of the correlation between the second data message and the first data message assigned to destination lobby construct.

US Pat. No. 10,367,763

VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS TOOL

GLOBAL APPAREL NETWORK, I...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:providing, by a processor, a visual communications tool for being installed on a user device accessible to a user;
identifying, by the processor, in response to actuation of a first option on the visual communications tool, a visual arrangement including a plurality of images;
storing, by the processor, the visual arrangement in a data storage device;
transmitting, by the processor, a first message to a first recipient in response to actuation of a second option on the visual communications tool, wherein the first message includes a link for accessing the visual arrangement;
transmitting, by the processor, a second message to a second recipient in response to the actuation of the second option, wherein the second message includes the link for accessing the visual arrangement;
receiving, by the processor, a first actuation of the link in the first message received by the first recipient, and a second actuation of the link in the second message received by the second recipient;
in response to receiving the first and second actuations, causing, by the processor, display of the plurality of images on respectively first and second recipient devices, along with display of an input area associated with a particular image of the plurality of images;
receiving, by the processor, from the first and second recipients, respectively first and second inputs provided in the input area associated with the particular image displayed on respectively the first and second recipient devices;
after receipt of the first and second inputs by the processor:
providing, by the processor, a first notification to the user for alerting the user of the first input;
causing, by the processor, display of the first input via the visual communications tool of the user device;
providing, by the processor, a second notification to the user for alerting the user of the second input;
causing, by the processor, display of the second input via the visual communications tool of the user device;
receiving a request from the first recipient to access the visual arrangement; and
in response to receipt of the first request from the first recipient, causing, by the processor, display of the first input on the first recipient device without displaying, on the first recipient device, the second input from the second recipient,
wherein the second input is tagged with particular data, wherein in response to the second input being tagged with the particular data, the processor causes the display of the first input on the first recipient device without displaying, on the first recipient device, the second input from the second recipient.

US Pat. No. 10,367,760

MULTICAST CHANNEL CONTROL INFORMATION

IDTP Holdings, Inc., Wil...

1. A network node comprising:a processor configured to:
send a first transmission to one or more user equipment (UE), the first transmission comprising an indication that a first modulation and coding scheme (MCS) is to be used for a multicast channel (MCH) scheduling information (MSI) transmission;
send a second transmission, the second transmission comprising an indication that a second MCS is to be used for a multicast traffic channel (MTCH) transmission;
send the MSI transmission in a first subframe, the MSI transmission being modulated by the first MCS, wherein the MSI transmission comprises scheduling information for the MTCH transmission; and
send the MTCH transmission in a second subframe, the MTCH transmission being modulated by the second MCS.

US Pat. No. 10,367,748

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DYNAMIC DATA TRANSFER MANAGEMENT ON A PER SUBSCRIBER BASIS IN A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

NOMADIX, INC., Agoura Hi...

1. A bandwidth management system configured to allow users to dynamically request an amount of bandwidth and further configured to maintain a minimum level of bandwidth for the users, the bandwidth management system comprising:a hardware memory configured to store one or more queues;
one or more first network interfaces configured to receive a plurality of packets;
a controller configured to:
determine a class of service associated with at least some of the received plurality of packets based on user selection of requested bandwidth or requested connection speed;
add each of the at least some of the received plurality of packets in the one or more queues according to the determined class of service; and
remove one or more outgoing packets associate with a user from the one or more queues based on a quality of service metric determined for the user; and
one or more second network interfaces configured to transmit the one or more outgoing packets removed from the one or more queues,
wherein the controller is further configured to delay transmission of the one or more outgoing packets to prevent the user's network enabled device from achieving a bandwidth or connection speed greater than the requested bandwidth or the requested connection speed.

US Pat. No. 10,367,746

STATISTICAL TRAFFIC CLASSIFICATION WITH ADAPTIVE BOUNDARIES IN A BROADBAND DATA COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Hughes Network Systems, L...

1. A method for classification of a data traffic session over a data communications network, comprising:receiving, by a network device of the data communications network, a plurality of data packets of the data traffic session;
determining, by the network device, a plurality of statistical factors that characterize the data traffic session based on the received data packets of the data traffic session;
analyzing, by the network device, the determined statistical factors for the data traffic session in relation to a plurality of classification variables; and
classifying, by the network device, the data traffic session as being one of a plurality of data traffic types/classes based on the analysis of the determined statistical factors for the data traffic session in relation to the plurality of classification variables; and
wherein each of a plurality of subsets of the classification variables reflect boundaries that delineate the plurality of data traffic types/classes over a continuum with respect to a corresponding one of the statistical factors.

US Pat. No. 10,367,731

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ROUTING VOICE CALLS OVER VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL NETWORKS

Unified Office, Inc., Na...

1. A system for connecting Voice over Internet Protocol (IP) calls, the system comprising:one or more premise-based telephones;
a local premise-based IP private branch exchange (PBX) exchange coupled to said one or more premise-based telephones;
a plurality of cloud-based session border controller switches in communication with the local premise-based IP PBX exchange; and
a plurality of cloud-based Internet service provider server, wherein each respective one of the plurality of cloud-based Internet service provider servers is associated with a corresponding one of the plurality of cloud-based session border controller switches and is configured to couple calls to public switched telephone networks; and
a highest-quality routing protocol, activated or executed at the local premise-based IP PBX exchange,
wherein the highest-quality routing protocol:
detects a voice channel quality for each respective one of a plurality of voice channels between the local premise-based IP PBX exchange and the plurality of cloud-based Internet service provider servers, and
routes a voice call to a particular one of the cloud-based Internet service provider servers via whichever one of the voice channels has a highest detected voice channel quality,
wherein the local IP PBX exchange has a packet string generator for periodically generating packet strings and transmitting the packet strings to echo modules in the Internet service provider servers, wherein each of the Internet service provider servers has one of the echo modules and each of the each respective one of the echo modules is configured to echo any transmitted packets back to the local IP PBX exchange, and
wherein the local IP PBX exchange has one or more detectors for detecting a number of lost packets and packet delay associated with each of the servers based on one or more of the transmitted and echoed packet strings and for generating a score reflective of said lost packets and packet delays.

US Pat. No. 10,367,726

RANDOMIZED VNF HOPPING IN SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORKS

NETSIA, INC., Sunnyvale,...

1. A randomized Virtual Network Function (VNF) hopping method implemented in a software defined network (SDN), the SDN comprising a plurality of nodes, each node comprising at least one switch, at least one node further comprising a server hosting a software platform providing at least one virtual network function container, the SDN further comprising at least one controller controlling all switches and at least one orchestrator controlling all virtualized network function containers, the at least one controller and the at least one orchestrator directly communicating with each other, the method as implemented in the at least one controller comprising the steps of:(a) determining at least two feasible forwarding paths for a given packet flow with at least one type of VNF on each of the two feasible forwarding paths, wherein the at least two feasible forwarding paths are determined using the following: (1) a logic within the controller, (2) a network map, (3) a VNF map showing the locations of virtual functions on the network map, and (4) one or more specific instructions applicable for the given packet flow;
(b) ensuring that the at least one type of VNF in (a) is available or that the at least one type of VNF is activated on one node in both the at least two feasible forwarding paths in (a);
(c) sending an instruction to the at least one orchestrator to activate/capacitate the at least one type of VNF function on each of the at least two feasible forwarding paths in (a) when they are not readily activated or do not have enough storage capacity; and
(d) sending the at least two feasible forwarding paths determined in (a) together as a group flow table for the given packet flow to one or more switches along the at least two feasible forwarding paths, wherein each of the one or more switches configures, within it, a randomization logic describing how and when to switch between the two feasible forwarding paths.

US Pat. No. 10,367,710

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING NETWORK DEPENDENCIES

SOLARWINDS WORLDWIDE, LLC...

1. A method, comprising:determining, by a polling engine, a root, wherein the root comprises a first node within a cluster of nodes of a network;
generating at least one network dependency between the root and a second node, wherein the at least one generated network dependency corresponds to a connection between nodes of the network, and the at least one generated network dependency corresponds to a directional path from the polling engine to the second node;
polling the second node, wherein the polling occurs via the at least one generated network dependency; and
determining that the second node is unreachable, wherein
at least one manually-added network dependency corresponds to a directional path connection between the polling engine and the second node, and
the at least one generated network dependency is in a directional path unreversed of the directional path of the at least one manually-added network dependency and is generated to allow multiple dependencies with only non-manually-added network dependencies.

US Pat. No. 10,367,708

NETWORK CODING AWARE NODES IN A DISTRIBUTED NETWORK

Dell Products LP, Round ...

1. A computer-implemented method for transmitting network coding (NC) and non-NC data in a heterogenous computer network having both NC nodes and non-NC nodes, the method comprising:transmitting data packets for both the NC and non-NC data from a source node to a destination node through one or more intermediate nodes;
maintaining, in each node of the network, a network coding interoperability (NCI) table indicating an NC status of each direct neighbor of the node;
forming a protocol grouping for each direct neighbor link between an NC node and a non-NC node;
transmitting NC data directly from an upstream NC node to a direct neighbor downstream NC node;
transmitting non-NC data directly from an upstream NC node to a direct neighbor downstream non-NC node; and
decoding, using the protocol grouping, NC data bound for a non-NC node in a direct upstream NC node prior to transmission to the non-NC node.

US Pat. No. 10,367,698

INTERNET ACCESS AUTHORIZATION AND REGULATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT OF AN INSTITUTIONAL FACILITY

KEEFE GROUP, LLC, St. Lo...

1. An Internet access authorization and regulation system, comprising:at least one computer that is configured to:
receive a web accessible content selection made by a user that is overseen having no access to a web browser, the selection made by the user that is overseen from a predetermined list of authorized web accessible content presented to the user that is overseen without providing any ability to a user that is overseen to input or otherwise search for web content;
compare the received web accessible content selection made by the user that is overseen to a predetermined Access Set of web accessible content and a predetermined Trump Set of prohibited web content each respectively determined by at least one user that is an overseer; and
if the received web accessible content selection is in the Access Set but not in the Trump Set, provide the user that is overseen access to the web accessible content selection.

US Pat. No. 10,367,692

RULES IMPLEMENTATION SYSTEM

BSQUARE CORP., Bellevue,...

1. A method comprising:receiving a raw data signal from one or more service abstraction layers;
receiving an observation via a rule engine, the rule engine preconfigured with a rule set from a rule generator, the rule set comprising at least one condition and at least one consequence to trigger the generation of one or more input control signals and an event signal;
transforming the one or more input control signals into one or more message control signals via a router;
transforming the event signal into an action via an orchestration engine to implement an action to affect a machine state of one or more machines;
transforming the one or more message control signals into one or more rule control signals via a bytecode local interpreter; and
receiving the one or more message control signals with a network abstraction layer, the network abstraction layer transforming the one or more message control signals into a network control signal, the network abstraction layer sending the network control signal to further affect the machine state of the one or more machines.

US Pat. No. 10,367,679

OPTIMIZING DATA MIGRATION PROCESSES

SKYKICK, INC., Seattle, ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, from a migration assistant being executed on a source system, an identifier that identifies a migration project for migrating documents from the source system to a destination system;
facilitating establishing, using the identifier, a communication link with the migration assistant;
sending, to the migration assistant, an instruction to collect metadata from a source document server of the source system, the metadata corresponding to documents stored on the source document server;
receiving, from the migration assistant over the communication link, the metadata collected by the migration assistant according to the instruction;
generating one or more commands based on the metadata, the one or more commands specifying changes to be made for the source system as part of the migration project;
sending, to the migration assistant over the communication link, the one or more commands for the migration project; and
receiving, from the migration assistant over the communication link, a confirmation that the specified changes have been implemented according to the one or more commands.

US Pat. No. 10,367,678

MECHANISM FOR RAPID NETWORK FAILURE DETECTION FOR FASTER SWITCH-OVER IN SERVER-TO-SERVER APPLICATIONS

DELL PRODUCTS LP, Round ...

1. An information handling system node for monitoring a communication connectivity between applications, comprising:one or more processors;
a memory communicatively coupled to the one or more processors;
one or more network interfaces communicatively coupled to the one or more processors; and
an agent communicatively coupled to the one or more network interfaces and configured to:
receive, at an agent that monitors communication connectivity, a registration corresponding to each application of a plurality of applications operating on the information handling system node, wherein the registration is received via a proxy terminator responsive to the proxy terminator acting as an intermediary between an application and the agent and is received via an application when a proxy terminator is not acting as an intermediary between the application and the agent;
monitor a liveliness status of a communication session between the agent and a remote agent operating on a remote information handling system node, the communication session being enabled via at least one of the one or more network interfaces; and
responsive to detecting, based on the liveliness status, that a fault exists, notify each application of the plurality of applications registered with the agent that is affected by the fault that the fault exists.

US Pat. No. 10,367,665

RADIO ANALYZER AND DETECTING METHOD

FUJITSU LIMTED, Kawasaki...

1. A radio analyzer comprising:a memory configured to store a first reference signal; and
a processor coupled to the memory and configured to:
obtain a received wave,
obtain a first correlation value between a non-modulated wave and a first wave by performing a first correlation operation on the first wave with the non-modulated wave, a time period of the non-modulated wave being smaller in length than the first reference signal, the first wave being a first part of the received wave,
detect a first section in accordance with the first correlation value, the first section being a time period in which the first correlation value is smaller than a first threshold value,
obtain a second correlation value between the first reference signal and a second wave by performing a second correlation operation on the second wave with the first reference signal, the second wave being a second part of the received wave, the second part belonging to the detected first section, and
detect a modulated wave from the received wave based on the second correlation value.

US Pat. No. 10,367,657

BRIDGE PORT EXTENDER

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A bridge port extender comprising:a processor to:
receive an Ethernet frame from a network bridge, wherein the Ethernet frame includes an encapsulated portion and an unencapsulated portion, and
wherein the unencapsulated portion includes an E-tag;
remove the E-tag from the unencapsulated portion to form a modified Ethernet frame; and
transmit the modified Ethernet frame to a client device based on the E-tag,
wherein the encapsulated portion is passable through the bridge port extender without de-encapsulation and re-encapsulation of the encapsulated portion to an Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.1 AE protocol at the bridge port extender.

US Pat. No. 10,367,656

NETWORK TRAFFIC SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF

Quantea Corporation, San...

1. A method of operation for a network traffic system comprising:gathering a first portion of network traffic from a first network port, the first portion based on a first network filter executing on a first core of a multicore processor, the first portion including state parameters of the network traffic, the first portion stored to a first capture file having a block size of greater than or equal to 1 megabyte (MB);
compressing the first capture file using a second core of the multicore processor while concurrently storing a second portion of the network traffic in a second capture file, the second portion gathered from a second network port and based on a second network filter;
gathering a third portion of the network traffic from a third network port, the third portion based on a third network filter;
replaying time-shifted network traffic from the gathered network traffic in the first capture file, the second capture file, and a third capture file in parallel from the first network port, the second network port, and the third network port respectively;
concurrent with the replaying, gathering a targeted portion of the time-shifted network traffic from the first network port, the second network port, and the third network port, the targeted portion based on a target network filter executing on a selected core of the multicore processor, the selected core identified by a predefined core affinity value, the targeted portion stored to a target capture file having a block size great than or equal to one megabyte (MB); and
searching the target capture file using a search value to obtain search results for displaying on a display device.

US Pat. No. 10,367,653

TRANSMITTING DATA IN PET SYSTEM

Shenyang Neusoft Medical ...

1. A Positron Emission Tomography (PET) system, comprising:a detector, configured to detect a ?-photon generated by an annihilation event and transmit photon information to a host computer; and
the host computer, configured to conduct a determination of a coincidence event based on the photon information;
wherein the detector comprises:
a plurality of detector rings;
each of the detector rings comprising n number of collecting modules arranged in a circumferential direction of the detector ring, wherein n is an integer greater than 1, and each of the collecting modules comprising a scintillation crystal and a photoelectric conversion circuit;
a first collecting module of the n number of collecting modules coupled with the host computer;
an n-th collecting module of the n number of collecting module coupled with an (n?1)-th collecting module; and
an i-th collecting module coupled with an (i?1)-th collecting module, wherein i is an integer greater than 1 and less than n; wherein
the n-th collecting module is configured to transmit a data packet collected by itself to the (n?1)-th collecting module;
the i-th collecting module is configured to transmit a data packet obtained by superposing a data packet collected by itself with a data packet received from an (i+1)-th collecting module to the (i?1)-th collecting module;
the first collecting module is configured to transmit a data packet obtained by superposing a data packet collected by itself with a data packet received from a second collecting module to the host computer; and
the host computer is configured to conduct the determination of the coincidence event based on the data packet received from the first collecting module,
wherein
the first collecting module is further configured to
receive instruction information from the host computer,
obtain a control instruction corresponding to the first collecting module from the instruction information, and
transmit the instruction information to the second collecting module;
the i-th collecting module is further configured to
receive the instruction information from the (i?1)-th collecting module,
obtain a control instruction corresponding to the i-th collecting module from the instruction information, and
transmit the instruction information to the (i+1)-th collecting module; and
the n-th collecting module is further configured to
receive the instruction information from the (n?1)-th collecting module, and
obtain a control instruction corresponding to the n-th collecting module from the instruction information.

US Pat. No. 10,367,652

SMART HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

NANT HOLDINGS IP, LLC, C...

1. An interaction apparatus comprising:a user interface for receiving an active user input signal representing a voice utterance that includes a system name associated with the interaction apparatus, converting the active user input signal to a processed active input signal having a machine-readable format, receiving a passive user input signal representing a voice utterance that does not include the system name prior to receiving the active user input signal, and converting the passive user input signal to a processed passive input signal having a machine-readable format;
a processor configured to execute software instructions stored on a tangible,
non-transitory computer readable storage medium, said processor for:
retrieving, from a location-specific vocabulary library, location-specific vocabulary associated with the location of the interaction apparatus and specific to a set of one or more local devices available at the location and external to the interaction apparatus;
converting the processed passive input signal into a digital representation of a semantic meaning of the passive user input signal by parsing the processed passive input signal using the location-specific vocabulary;
storing the digital representation of the semantic meaning of the passive user input signal as context data associated with an interaction rule;
converting the processed active input signal into a digital representation of a semantic meaning of the active user input signal by parsing the processed active input signal using the location-specific vocabulary; and,
in response to the digital representation of the semantic meaning of the active user input signal matching the interaction rule, generating a device command based on the digital representation of the semantic meaning of the active user input signal and further based on the context data associated with the interaction rule; and
a device interface for providing the device command to a local device from among the one or more local devices.

US Pat. No. 10,367,650

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EFFICIENTLY DEVELOPING AND TESTING HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEMS

COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLU...

1. A system for efficiently developing and automating testing of home automation systems, wherein the system is connected to one or more home automation systems under test and receives one or more test scripts from one or more test automation frameworks for testing one or more home automation systems, the system comprising:a memory storing program instructions;
a processor for executing program instructions stored in a memory;
one or more robotic modules in communication with the processor configured to:
execute one or more test scripts for testing one or more home automation systems under test, wherein the one or more test scripts facilitate testing of one or more use cases across various components of the one or more home automation systems under test;
initiate one or more workflows based on the one or more executed test scripts, wherein the one or more initiated workflows invoke at least one component of the one or more home automation systems to perform one or more actions based on the initiated one or more workflows; and
forward results of the one or more performed actions to a test automation framework for generating a report of the one or more executed test scripts based on the forwarded results, wherein, the generated report comprises test case name, execution tool name, date of execution, project name, iteration mode, number of iteration, number of passed iteration, number of failed iteration, start and end time of execution and details of each executed test step along with status, timestamp, action and screenshot.

US Pat. No. 10,367,620

UPLOAD CONTROL SIGNALING FOR NEW RADIO

Convida Wireless, LLC, W...

1. An apparatus comprising a processor, a memory, and communication circuitry, the apparatus being connected to a communications network via the communication circuitry, the apparatus further comprising computer-executable instructions stored in the memory of the apparatus which, when executed by the processor of the apparatus, cause the apparatus to:determine a first configuration, the first configuration pertaining to a first container within a time-frequency resource grid, the first configuration comprising an allocation for each of uplink control information, downlink data, related reference signals, and uplink ACK/NACK; and
transmit a configuration of the first container through radio resource control, medium access control element updates, or downlink control information.

US Pat. No. 10,367,611

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ENHANCEMENT FOR HARQ WITH CHANNEL REPETITIONS

HFI Innovation INC., Hsi...

1. A method comprising:receiving a resource grant by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless network, wherein the resource grant includes a repetition number for repeatedly transmission;
determining a type of the resource grant of being an initial resource grant or a secondary resource grant, wherein the initial resource grant carries full control information and the secondary resource grant carries partial control information; and
performing a data transmission based on the received resource grant, wherein the data transmission is a uplink (UL) data transmission or a downlink (DL) data reception.

US Pat. No. 10,367,599

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES

BINJ Laboratories, Inc., ...

1. A transmission detection, identification, and reporting system for detecting wireless transmission usage within at least one of a plurality of predetermined zones, the system comprising:a plurality of wireless transmission detectors capable of detecting a wireless transmission signal associated with at least one of: a cellular communication and a non-cellular communication, wherein at least one of said plurality of wireless transmission detectors is operatively associated with at least one of said predetermined zones;
an action system configured to:
receive said detected wireless transmission signal from a corresponding one of the at least one of said plurality of wireless transmission detectors;
extract from the detected wireless transmission signal identification information of a wireless device associated with the detected wireless transmission signal;
determine from the detected wireless transmission signal a location of the wireless device associated with the detected wireless transmission signal;
determine whether the wireless device associated with the detected wireless transmission signal is a suspect device, wherein the wireless device is deemed suspect based on the location of the wireless device associated with the detected wireless transmission signal being within one of the plurality of predetermined zones; and
affect a handoff of the determined suspect wireless device, wherein the suspect wireless device is not allowed to operate within the predetermined zone;
generate one or more notifications regarding said suspect wireless device.

US Pat. No. 10,367,598

DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING AN OPTICAL SIGNAL

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A device for processing a signal, the device comprising:a polarization module configured to:
receive a multi-wavelength optical input signal comprising a plurality of wavelengths; and
for each wavelength, convert a component of each wavelength having a first polarization mode into a converted component having a second, different, polarization mode; and
processing circuitry configured to:
combine the converted component of each wavelength with a direct component of each wavelength received with the second polarization mode; and
generate a multi-wavelength optical output signal solely having the second polarization mode;
wherein the processing circuitry comprises:
a first optical phase shift module configured to apply a first phase shift to each wavelength of the converted component and/or direct component received from the polarization module; and
a first optical coupler configured to receive the converted component and direct component, at least one of the converted component and direct component being phase shifted by the first phase shift; and
wherein the first optical phase shift module is configured to apply the first phase shift such that the first optical coupler outputs a first and second optical signal of substantially equal power.

US Pat. No. 10,367,597

METHOD AND CENTRAL NETWORK DEVICE FOR ESTABLISHING AN EMBEDDED OPTICAL COMMUNICATION CHANNEL IN AN OPTICAL WDM TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

ADVA Optical Networking S...

1. A method for establishing an embedded optical communication channel in an optical wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) transmission system, the optical WDM transmission system comprising a plurality of first channel transceivers at a first end of a bidirectional optical WDM transmission path, a plurality of second channel transceivers at a second end of the bidirectional optical WDM transmission path and a central network device connected to the bidirectional optical WDM transmission path, each first channel transceiver being configured to create and transmit a first optical channel signal, in a respective downstream channel, to the second end of the bidirectional optical WDM transmission path and to receive a second optical channel signal created by a second channel transceiver and each second channel transceiver being configured to create and transmit a second optical channel signal, in a respective upstream channel, to the first end of the bidirectional optical WDM transmission path and to receive a first optical channel signal created by a first channel transceiver, the method comprising:(a) creating, at the central network device, a broadband optical signal having an optical spectrum which covers at least a group of neighboring or all optical upstream channels of the optical WDM transmission system, the optical power of the broadband optical signal being modulated according to a low-frequency modulation signal in such a way that there is no or no unacceptable spectral overlap of the low-frequency spectrum of the low-frequency modulation signal and the modulation spectra of the second optical channel signals;
(b) supplying the broadband optical signal, at a predefined position between the first and the second end, to the bidirectional optical WDM transmission path in the direction of the first end thereof;
(c) transmitting the broadband optical signal and the plurality of second optical channel signals, if any, to an optical demultiplexer device, which is connected to the first end of the bidirectional optical WDM transmission path and which optically filters and spatially separates the incoming optical signals according to optical channel bandwidths predefined for the optical WDM transmission system;
(d) transmitting, from the optical demultiplexer device to each of the plurality of channel transceivers, an optical signal consisting of a dedicated second optical channel signal, if any, and a filtered broadband optical signal;
(e) receiving, at each first channel transceiver, the optical signal and creating a corresponding electrical receive signal comprising a second electrical channel signal corresponding to the dedicated second optical channel signal and an electrical signal corresponding to the filtered broadband optical signal; and
(f) extracting, at each first channel transceiver, the electrical signal corresponding to the filtered broadband optical signal from the electrical receive signal and detecting whether the electrical signal contains information intended for the respective first channel transceiver.

US Pat. No. 10,367,587

FREQUENCY ALLOCATION METHOD AND TRANSMISSION APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING THE METHOD

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A frequency allocation method performed by a transmission apparatus, the frequency allocation method comprising:modulating a data signal to be transmitted to a reception apparatus into single or multi-channel baseband modulation signals;
generating respective intermediate frequency (IF) carriers corresponding to the modulation signals;
combining the IF carriers based on a bandwidth of each of the IF carriers and a center frequency spacing between the IF carriers; and
transmitting the combined IF carriers by assigning a center frequency of a first IF carrier of the combined IF carriers based on a total bandwidth of the combined IF carriers and a half of a bandwidth of the first IF carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,367,584

ELECTRO-MECHANIC-PHOTONIC DELAY LINE FOR ANALOG SIGNAL PROCESSING

PSquared Technologies LLC...

1. A photonic modulator comprising:a transducer element that receives a RF input signal and converts the RF input signal into an elastic wave;
one or more optical waveguides that receive the elastic wave that has propagated a specified distance through an acoustic delay line, the one or more optical waveguides perform optomechanical transduction on the elastic wave in the presence of an optical wave, which produces one or more scattered optical waves; and
an optical circuit that sums the one or more scattered waves to produce an optical signal output.

US Pat. No. 10,367,578

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR A BANDWIDTH ALLOCATION APPROACH IN A SHARED BANDWIDTH COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

Hughes Network Systems, L...

1. A method comprising:monitoring a backlog level of each of a plurality of remote terminals that share a plurality of uplink data channels of an inroute channel group of a wireless data communications system, wherein the backlog level of each terminal reflects an amount of data traffic within the terminal awaiting transmission, and wherein available bandwidth of the of the uplink data channels is allocated to the plurality of terminals via a plurality of bandwidth allocation stages in a respective order of priority;
determining that the backlog level of a one of the remote terminals meets a first threshold level that qualifies the one terminal for an express priority bandwidth allocation stage of the plurality of bandwidth allocation stages, wherein the express priority bandwidth allocation stage is positioned ahead of the other bandwidth allocation stages in the respective order of priority for the allocation of the available bandwidth of the uplink data channels, and wherein the available bandwidth of one or more high throughput channels of the uplink data channels is/are dedicated for the express priority bandwidth allocation stage;
assigning the one terminal to the express priority bandwidth allocation stage based on the determination that the backlog level of the one terminal meets the first threshold, and allocating at least a portion of the available bandwidth of the dedicated one or more high throughput channels to the one terminal while assigned to the express priority bandwidth allocation stage for transmission by the one terminal of its backlog data traffic;
monitoring the backlog level of the one terminal while assigned to the express priority bandwidth allocation stage; and
determining that the backlog level of the one terminal has fallen below a second threshold level that disqualifies the terminal from remaining in the express priority bandwidth allocation stage, and accordingly removing the one terminal from the express priority bandwidth allocation stage.

US Pat. No. 10,367,574

GROUND NETWORK WITH ACCESS NODE CLUSTERS FOR END-TO-END BEAMFORMING

VIASAT, INC., Carlsbad, ...

1. A system for providing a communication service to user terminals geographically distributed over a user coverage area via an end-to-end relay comprising multiple receive/transmit signal paths, comprising:means for generating a forward beam weight matrix for end-to-end beamforming of transmissions from a set of access nodes to multiple forward user beam coverage areas of the user coverage area via the end-to-end relay, the set of access nodes comprising access nodes of at least one of a plurality of access node clusters, wherein each of the plurality of access node clusters comprises a plurality of access nodes at geographically distributed locations within a corresponding one of a plurality of access node areas;
means for generating, based on multiple forward beam signals comprising forward user data streams for transmission to a plurality of the user terminals grouped by the multiple forward user beam coverage areas, respective access node-specific forward signals for transmission from the set of access nodes to the multiple forward user beam coverage areas via the end-to-end relay, each of the respective access node-specific forward signals comprising a composite of at least a subset of the forward beam signals weighted by respective forward beamforming weights of the forward beam weight matrix; and
means for transmitting respective forward uplink signals from the set of access nodes based on the respective access node-specific forward signals, wherein the respective forward uplink signals are pre-corrected to compensate for respective path delays and phase shifts between the geographically distributed locations and the end-to-end relay.

US Pat. No. 10,367,573

WIRELESS RELAY DEVICE, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND INFORMATION SETTING METHOD

Yokogawa Electric Corpora...

1. A wireless relay device comprising:a relay processor configured to relay setting data, which needs to have wireless devices join into a first wireless network, to a second wireless network assigned with an identifier different from that of the first wireless network, while the relay processor continues to relay data via the first wireless network;
a first advertisement transmitter configured to transmit, via the first wireless network to the wireless devices, a first advertisement used to communicably connect the wireless devices to the first wireless network, the wireless devices having been set with the setting data; and
a second advertisement transmitter configured to transmit, via the second wireless network to the wireless devices, a second advertisement used to communicably connect the wireless devices to the second wireless network, the wireless devices being set with the setting data,
wherein the second advertisement transmitter is configured to transmit the second advertisement to the second wireless network based on a control signal having been transmitted via the first wireless network while the first advertisement transmitter transmits periodically the first advertisement to the first wireless network,
wherein the relay processor is configured to relay, in the first wireless network, data indicating a join-request to join into the first wireless network in a case that the data as a response to the first-advertisement indicating the join-request has been transmitted from the wireless devices via the first wireless network, and
wherein the relay processor is configured to relay, to the first wireless network, the data indicating another join-request to join into the second wireless network in another case that the data as a response to the second advertisement indicating the other join-request has been transmitted from the wireless devices via the second wireless network.

US Pat. No. 10,367,567

METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION UNIT

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:means for determining a rank for a set of sub-bands;
means for outputting first feedback information regarding the rank;
means for selecting a sub-band precoding matrix for a sub-band that is selected from the set of sub-bands;
means for outputting a sub-band precoding matrix index (“PMI”) regarding the sub-band precoding matrix based on the rank that is determined for the set of the sub-bands; and
means for receiving a data stream transmitted based on the sub-band precoding matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,367,551

PRECODING RESOURCE BLOCK GROUP BUNDLING ENHANCEMENT FOR FULL DIMENSION MULTI-IN-MULTI-OUTPUT

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. One or more non-transitory, machine-readable media having instructions that, when executed by one or more processors, cause an evolved node B (“eNB”) to:configure a plurality of precoding granularities at a user equipment (“UE”);
determine a precoding granularity from the plurality of precoding granularities based on one or more parameters of a physical downlink shared channel (“PDSCH”) scheduling decision;
transmit an indication of the precoding granularity to the UE; and
transmit a PDSCH using the precoding granularity,
wherein to determine the precoding granularity is to determine one of:
a larger precoding granularity, corresponding to a smaller precoding resource block group (PRG) size, for a downlink control information (DCI) format 1A or 1C transmission; or
a smaller precoding granularity, corresponding to a larger PRG size, for PDSCH scheduling corresponding to a transmission for a single user (SU) or full dimension (FD) multiple input multiple output (MIMO).

US Pat. No. 10,367,547

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR POWER CONSUMPTION CONTROL IN POWERLINE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS AND APPARATUS

MAXLINEAR ASIA SINGAPORE ...

1. A system comprising:a coupler that connects the system to a power line;
an analog front end (AFE) for handling communications over the power line via the coupler; and
a processor for controlling power consumption of the analog front end (AFE);
wherein:
the processor:
determines information regarding one or more control parameters of the analog front end (AFE), the information relating to powerline communications (PLC) over the power line; and
based on the information, sets or adjusts the one or more control parameters of the analog front end (AFE), to control power consumption of the analog front end (AFE) during the powerline communications (PLC) over the power line, wherein the processor sets the one or more control parameters of the analog front end (AFE) to ensure that noise and distortion caused by the analog front end (AFE) are adapted to noise from the PLC over the power line; and
the analog front end (AFE) transmits or receives data over the power line using the powerline communications (PLC), based on the one or more control parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,367,542

SELF-INTERFERENCE SIGNAL CANCELLATION DEVICE AND METHOD

SOUTHWEST ELECTRONICS TEC...

1. A self-interference signal cancellation device, comprising:a transmit antenna;
a combiner;
a self-interference signal reconstruction circuit, an output end of which is connected to a first input end of the combiner;
a power divider, dividing a signal source into two paths, with one being connected to the transmit antenna and the other being connected to an input end of the self-interference signal reconstruction circuit; and
a receive antenna, an output end of which is connected to a second input end of the combiner and a feedback regulating end of the self-interference signal reconstruction circuit, respectively,
wherein the transmit antenna and the receive antenna are arranged at different positions, and
wherein the self-interference signal reconstruction circuit comprises:
an adaptive power phase controller;
a phase shifter, an output end of the phase shifter being connected to an input end of the combiner and a first input end of the adaptive power phase controller, respectively; and
an attenuator, an input end of the attenuator being connected to the power divider, and an output end of the attenuator being connected to an input end of the phase shifter,
wherein the output end of the receive antenna is connected to a second input end of the adaptive power phase controller, an output end of the combiner is connected to a third input end of the adaptive power phase controller, a first output end of the adaptive power phase controller is connected to a feedback regulating end of the phase shifter, and a second output end of the adaptive power phase controller is connected to a feedback regulating end of the attenuator.

US Pat. No. 10,367,535

CARTESIAN LOOP CIRCUITS, TRANSMITTERS, DEVICES, AND RELATED METHODS

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A Cartesian loop circuit comprising:a reference signal amplifier to provide a baseband reference signal;
a forward path coupled to the reference signal amplifier to receive the baseband reference signal and obtain a forward path signal from the baseband reference signal and a down-mixed feedback signal, the forward path including an up-mixer to up mix the forward path signal to a radio frequency signal;
a feedback path coupled to the forward path to obtain a feedback signal from the radio frequency signal of the forward path, the feedback path including a down-mixer to down mix the feedback signal to a frequency of the baseband reference signal, the feedback path further coupled to the forward path to provide the down-mixed feedback signal to the forward path; and
a controller coupled to the reference signal amplifier and the feedback path, the controller to perform power control at a low power by controlling a gain of the reference signal amplifier and to perform power control at a high power that is higher than the low power by controlling a gain of the down-mixer.

US Pat. No. 10,367,524

SEMI-DYNAMIC, LOW LATENCY COMPRESSION

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:a hardware matcher circuit to:
encode a preamble of data into a plurality of tokens, the data to include remainder data, each token to include a symbol and a length of the symbol; and
generate symbol frequency statistics to indicate a number of times the symbol appears within the preamble of data;
a Huffman table generator circuit to generate a Huffman code from the plurality of tokens and the symbol frequency statistics; and
an encoder circuit to compress the remainder data using the Huffman code.

US Pat. No. 10,367,519

TIME DOMAIN A/D CONVERTER GROUP AND SENSOR DEVICE USING THE SAME

Tech Idea Co., Ltd., Kan...

1. A time domain A/D converter group comprising a plurality of individual A/D converters,wherein each of the individual A/D converters is connected to a reference signal generation circuit to generate a first reference signal for sweeping in a full scale range and a second reference signal for repeating plurality of times to sweep in a limited voltage range,
wherein each of the individual A/D converters comprises,
a reference voltage selection circuit for switching the first reference signal or the second reference signal output from the reference signal generation circuit,
a comparator for comparing an input signal with the first reference signal or the second reference signal in accordance with a selection by the reference voltage selection circuit, for generating a comparison output signal,
an internal A/D converter for performing an A/D conversion using the comparison output signal from the comparator, and
an accumulation adder-subtracter for outputting an average signal of A/D conversion values obtained from the A/D conversion when the second reference signal is selected.

US Pat. No. 10,367,518

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SINGLE TEMPERATURE SUBTHRESHOLD FACTOR TRIMMING FOR HYBRID THERMAL SENSOR

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first circuitry to compare a proportional-to-absolute-temperature (PTAT) voltage and a complementary-to-absolute-temperature (CTAT) voltage;
an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) coupled to the first circuitry, wherein the ADC is to provide a digital code that is representative of a temperature;
a second circuitry to generate temperature independent first and second voltages;
a first switch coupled to a node that is to provide the CTAT voltage; and
a second switch coupled to the second circuitry and to the node providing the CTAT voltage, wherein the second switch is to provide one of the first or second voltages.

US Pat. No. 10,367,510

CRYSTAL OSCILLATOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CRYSTAL OSCILLATOR

NIHON DEMPA KOGYO CO., LT...

1. A crystal oscillator comprising:a quartz crystal piece;
a semiconductor chip that includes an oscillator circuit to cause the quartz crystal piece to oscillate and a first bump, the first bump being connected to the oscillator circuit and disposed on a surface of the semiconductor chip facing the quartz crystal piece; and
a temperature sensor bonded to the first bump,
wherein the semiconductor chip further includes a second bump disposed on the surface of the semiconductor chip facing the quartz crystal piece, and
the crystal oscillator further includes a heater bonded to the second bump.

US Pat. No. 10,367,506

DIGITAL CIRCUIT BASED ON A MODIFIED TRISTATE CIRCUIT

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A tri-state circuit, comprising:a driver circuit that comprises:
a first type of transistor connected in series with a second type of transistor, and
an output terminal that is coupled to a node present at a connection between the first type of transistor and the second type of transistor;
a control circuit that is coupled to the driver circuit through input terminals of the driver circuit, wherein the control circuit is configured to:
supply, based on an input data signal received at an input data rate and a plurality of received clock signals, a first signal and a second signal to the first type of transistor and the second type of transistor of the driver circuit through the input terminals of the driver circuit; and
control a tri-state switching operation of the first type of transistor and the second type of transistor in accordance with the first signal and the second signal such that the input data signal is selected at the output terminal of the driver circuit in at least one state of the tri-state switching operation,
wherein the driver circuit is further configured to generate an output data signal at an output data rate for a load connected to the output terminal such that a difference between the input data rate of the received input data signal and the output data rate of the output data signal is minimum.

US Pat. No. 10,367,505

LOW POWER GENERAL PURPOSE INPUT/OUTPUT LEVEL SHIFTING DRIVER

STMicroelectronics Intern...

1. A method, comprising:receiving an input signal;
in response to an input signal transition to a first logic level, turning on a first current sink to sink current from first and second control nodes of an output stage to cause a decoupling of the output stage from ground; and
in response to an input signal transition to a second logic level different than the first logic level:
turning on a second current sink to sink current from a third control node of the output stage to thereby turn on a current source to source current to the first control node and the second control node to cause a decoupling of the output stage from a supply node and coupling of the output stage to ground; and
generating through the output stage at an output node an output signal as a function of whether the output stage is decoupled from ground or decoupled from the supply node.

US Pat. No. 10,367,503

CONTROL PANEL FOR VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SUCH CONTROL PANEL

FAURECIA INTERIEUR INDUST...

1. Control panel for use in a passenger compartment of a vehicle and comprising:a trim element having an outer face intended to be oriented in the direction of the passenger compartment and an inner face opposite said outer face, the outer face comprising at least one control area,
a support element having an outer face oriented towards the inner face of the trim element and an inner face opposite its outer face, the support element comprising at least one recess in line with the control area, and
a piezoelectric film extending between the trim element and the support element, the piezoelectric film having an inner face and an outer face,
wherein the piezoelectric film extends across the control area and beyond the control area so that the outer face of the piezoelectric film rests on the inner face of the trim element and the inner face of the piezoelectric film rests on the outer face of the support element around the control area.

US Pat. No. 10,367,498

THERMALLY CONTROLLED ELECTRONIC DEVICE

LAPPEENRANNAN-LAHDEN TEKN...

1. An electronic device comprising:at least one electronic component,
a heat-sink element,
a gradient heat-flux sensor based on thermoelectric anisotropy and adapted to conduct heat generated by the electronic component and to generate an electrical control signal proportional to a heat-flux through the gradient heat-flux sensor, and
a controller responsive to the electrical control signal and adapted to manage electrical current of the electronic component at least partly on the basis of the electrical control signal,
wherein the gradient heat-flux sensor (102) constitutes at least a part of a heat conduction path from a heat generating portion of the electronic component to the heat-sink element, and
wherein the gradient heat-flux sensor comprises at least two sensor elements placed side by side so as to achieve a situation in which disturbance voltages induced by a changing magnetic flux to the sensor elements are substantially same and electrically connected in series so that the disturbance voltages induced by the changing magnetic flux to the sensor elements are adapted to cancel each other at least partly.

US Pat. No. 10,367,495

HALF-BRIDGE DRIVER CIRCUIT

Mosway Technologies Limit...

1. A half-bridge driver circuit comprising:a low-side circuit providing a low-side output to drive a low-side power switch, wherein the low-side output is a changeable voltage which is changeable within a low-side voltage range; and
a high-side circuit providing a high-side output to drive a high-side power switch, wherein
the high-side output is a changeable voltage which is changeable within a high-side voltage range, and the high-side voltage range is larger than the low-side voltage range,
the high-side circuit comprises
a level shifting circuit comprising a first switching device and a second switching device,
a single latching circuit configured to reject common mode noise and comprising
 a first inverter operatively connected to the first switching device and powered by a high-side voltage supply, and
 a second inverter operatively connected to the second switching device and powered by the high-side voltage supply, wherein
the first switching device and the second switching device receive respective control signals for selectively configuring the latching circuit to be in a set state, for providing a first output signal to the high-side power switch, and in a reset state, for providing a second output signal, different from the first output signal, to the high-side power switch,
the single latching circuit selectively holds the set state or the reset state, and
at least one of
 (i) an input terminal of the first inverter is directly connected to an output terminal of the second inverter, and
 (ii) an input terminal of the second inverter is directly connected to an output terminal of the first inverter,
a high-side driver circuit operatively connected to the single latching circuit and including two switches having respective drain terminals and a high-side output terminal connected to the drain terminals of the two switches, and
a regulation circuit operatively connected to the single latching circuit and to the high-side driver circuit to control the high-side power switch, wherein the latching circuit further comprises a comparator connected to the output terminal of the first inverter and the output terminal of the second inverter for providing an output to the regulation circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,367,492

INTERNAL CLOCK GENERATION CIRCUITS

SK hynix Inc., Icheon-si...

1. An internal clock generation circuit comprising:an interpolation clock generation circuit configured to generate an interpolation clock signal from a division clock signal in response to a switching control signal and a current control signal;
a locked clock generation circuit configured to include an oscillator and configured to generate a locked clock signal for generating an internal clock signal from the interpolation clock signal; and
a source voltage generation circuit configured to generate a source voltage supplied to the locked clock generation circuit in response to the interpolation clock signal and the locked clock signal,
wherein a logic level combination of the switching control signal and a logic level combination of the current control signal are set by comparing a phase of the division clock signal with a phase of a feedback clock signal, and
wherein the feedback clock signal is generated by delaying the locked clock signal for a predetermined delay time.

US Pat. No. 10,367,491

DELAY LINE CIRCUIT AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A delay line circuit comprising:a coarse-tuning arrangement, including first delay units, the coarse-tuning arrangement being configured to coarsely-tune an input signal by transferring the input signal through a selected number of the first delay units and thereby producing a first output signal; and
a fine-tuning arrangement configured to:
receive the first output signal at a beginning of a signal path which includes second delay units;
finely-tune the first output signal along the signal path; and
produce a second output signal at an end of the signal path;
the fine-tuning arrangement including:
a speed control unit which is selectively-connectable to the signal path;
a process-sensing circuit configured to:
make a comparison of a current capacity of a PMOS transistor and a current capacity of a corresponding NMOS transistor; and
generate, based on the comparison, a process-corner signal which is indicative of which one among the PMOS transistor and the corresponding NMOS transistor has a higher current capacity; and
a switching circuit to selectively connect the speed control unit to the signal path based on the process-corner signal.

US Pat. No. 10,367,487

QUADRATURE CLOCK DIVIDER WITH 25%/75% DUTY CYCLE

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A quadrature clock divider circuit, comprising:a divide-by-2 circuit having at least one undivided clock input signal, the divide-by-2 circuit generating, from the at least one undivided clock input signal, at least one quadrature clock component and at least one inverted quadrature clock component, wherein each of the at least one quadrature clock component and the at least one inverted quadrature clock component has a 50% duty cycle; and
a resync circuit having as inputs the at least one undivided clock input signal, the at least one quadrature clock component and the at least one inverted quadrature clock component, the resync circuit using the at least one quadrature clock component and the at least one inverted quadrature clock component as selectors to generate, from the at least one undivided clock input signal, at least one second quadrature clock component on a first signal path and at least one second inverted quadrature clock component on a second signal path; wherein:
the first signal path and the second signal path comprise respective first and second pluralities of transistors and have a first transistor in common; and
each of the at least one second quadrature clock component and the at least one second inverted quadrature clock component has a second duty cycle percentage other than 50%.

US Pat. No. 10,367,483

JOSEPHSON CURRENT SOURCE SYSTEM

NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS ...

1. A Josephson current source system comprising a flux-shuttle loop that is inductively coupled with an AC input signal, the flux-shuttle loop comprising a plurality of stages each comprising at least one Josephson junction, the plurality of stages being spaced about the flux shuttle loop, wherein each of a plurality of pairs of the plurality of stages are configured to concurrently trigger in a sequence via the respective at least one Josephson junction in response to the AC input signal and to provide a respective pair of single-flux quantum (SFQ) pulses that move sequentially and continuously through each stage of the plurality of stages around the flux-shuttle loop via each of the at least one Josephson junction of each of the respective stages that results in a DC output current being provided through an output inductor.

US Pat. No. 10,367,478

WINDOW FUNCTION PROCESSING MODULE

Shenzhen Goodix Technolog...

1. A window function processing module, comprising:an integrating circuit, configured to receive an integrating input signal to generate an integrating output signal, the integrating circuit comprises:
an operational amplifier;
an integrating capacitor, coupled to an output terminal and a first input terminal of the operational amplifier; and
an adjustable impedance module, coupled between the first input terminal of the operational amplifier and an integrating input terminal of the integrating circuit, wherein the adjustable impedance module is controlled by at least one control signal to adjust an impedance value of the adjustable impedance module, and the impedance value is related to an integration gain of the integrating circuit; and
a control unit, coupled to the integrating circuit, configured to generate the at least one control signal according to a window function, to adjust the integration gain of the integrating circuit, such that the integrating output signal is related to an operation result of the integrating input signal and the window function.

US Pat. No. 10,367,472

ACOUSTIC RESONATOR HAVING INTEGRATED LATERAL FEATURE AND TEMPERATURE COMPENSATION FEATURE

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A bulk acoustic wave (BAW) resonator device, comprising:a bottom electrode on a substrate over one of a cavity and an acoustic mirror;
a piezoelectric layer on the bottom electrode;
a top electrode on the piezoelectric layer; and
a temperature compensation feature having positive temperature coefficient for offsetting at least a portion of a negative temperature coefficient of the piezoelectric layer,
wherein at least one of the bottom electrode and the top electrode comprises an integrated lateral feature configured to create at least one of a cut-off frequency mismatch and an acoustic impedance mismatch.

US Pat. No. 10,367,471

RESONATOR PACKAGE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A resonator package comprising:a lower electrode disposed on a first surface of a piezoelectric layer, an insulating layer being disposed on a second surface of the piezoelectric layer, and the lower electrode having at least two portions with different thicknesses;
a dielectric layer disposed on the lower electrode; and
an upper electrode provided on the dielectric layer and insulated from the lower electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,367,470

WAFER-LEVEL-PACKAGED BAW DEVICES WITH SURFACE MOUNT CONNECTION STRUCTURES

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. An apparatus comprising:a piezoelectric layer with an opening;
a bottom electrode over a bottom surface of the piezoelectric layer;
a bottom electrode lead over the bottom surface of the piezoelectric layer and extending from the bottom electrode, wherein a portion of the bottom electrode lead is exposed through the opening of the piezoelectric layer;
a top electrode over a top surface of the piezoelectric layer, wherein:
the top surface of the piezoelectric layer is opposite the bottom surface of the piezoelectric layer; and
an active region for a resonator is formed where the bottom electrode and the top electrode overlap;
a Wafer-Level-Packaged (WLP) enclosure comprising a cap and an outer wall that extends from the cap toward the top surface of the piezoelectric layer to form a cavity, wherein the top electrode resides in the cavity and the opening of the piezoelectric layer is outside the cavity; and
a surface mount connection structure that covers a first portion of a top surface of the cap and extends continuously over a side portion of the WLP enclosure and to the exposed portion of the bottom electrode lead through the opening of the piezoelectric layer.

US Pat. No. 10,367,468

MULTIPLEXER, HIGH-FREQUENCY FRONT END CIRCUIT, AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A multiplexer which is provided on a mounting substrate,the multiplexer comprising:
an antenna terminal; and
a plurality of bandpass filters that are commonly connected to the antenna terminal and have different pass bands; wherein
the plurality of bandpass filters include first and second bandpass filters including first and second piezoelectric substrates and at least one bandpass filter other than the first and second bandpass filters, and the first and second bandpass filters define a duplexer;
the first bandpass filter includes a first multilayer body in which the first piezoelectric substrate is laminated on a first support substrate including a first high acoustic velocity member having an acoustic velocity of propagating bulk waves, which is higher than an acoustic velocity of elastic waves propagating in the first piezoelectric substrate, and a first IDT electrode is laminated on the first piezoelectric substrate;
the second bandpass filter includes a second multilayer body in which the second piezoelectric substrate is laminated on a second support substrate including a second high acoustic velocity member having an acoustic velocity of propagating bulk waves, which is higher than an acoustic velocity of elastic waves propagating in the second piezoelectric substrate, and a second IDT electrode is laminated on the second piezoelectric substrate;
the first bandpass filter and the second bandpass filter are different components on the mounting substrate; and
a configuration of the first multilayer body and a configuration of the second multilayer body are different from each other such that frequency ranges of high-order mode spurious radiation which is generated in the first and second bandpass filters and a pass band of the band pass filter other than the first and second bandpass filters among the plurality of bandpass filters are different from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,367,464

DIGITAL SYNTHESIZER, COMMUNICATION UNIT AND METHOD THEREFOR

NXP USA, Inc., Austin, T...

1. A digital synthesizer comprising:a ramp generator configured to generate a signal of frequency control words, FCW, that describes a desired frequency modulated continuous wave;
a digitally controlled oscillator, DCO configured to receive the FCW signal;
a feedback loop; and
a phase comparator coupled to the ramp generator and configured to compare a phase of the FCW output from the ramp generator and a signal fed back from the DCO via the feedback loop and output a N-bit oscillator control signal;
wherein the digital synthesizer comprises a gain circuit coupled to a multiplier located between the ramp generator and the DCO and configured to:
apply at least one gain from a plurality of selectable gains to the N-bit oscillator control signal that set a selectable loop gain of the digital synthesizer and thereby set a selectable loop bandwidth;
calculate and apply a first gain offset dependent upon the selected gain that is adapted when the selected gain is changed during a transition from high bandwidth to low bandwidth operation; and
calculate and apply a second gain offset dependent upon the selected gain that is adapted when the selected gain is changed during a transition from low bandwidth to high bandwidth operation, and
wherein the ramp generator is configured to provide a gain selector signal to the gain circuit to select the at least one gain from the plurality of selectable gains.

US Pat. No. 10,367,463

VARIABLE GAIN DISTRIBUTED AMPLIFIER SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Keysight Technologies, In...

1. A distributed amplifier system comprising first stage traveling wave amplifier (TWA) circuitry controllable to provide one of a first set of discrete gain settings, the first stage TWA circuitry comprising:a first input transmission line;
a first output transmission line; and
a first plurality of amplifiers coupled antiparallel between the first input transmission line and the first output transmission line, wherein the first set of discrete gain settings has approximately constant logarithmic spacing.

US Pat. No. 10,367,458

SIGNAL AMPLIFIER

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A signal amplifier, comprising:a signal input to which an analog input signal of a differential form is input;
a pulse width modulator that performs pulse width modulation on the analog input signal input to the signal input to convert the analog input signal into a first pulse width modulation (PWM) signal;
a level shifter that shifts a voltage level of the first PWM signal output from the pulse width modulator to convert the first PWM signal into a second PWM signal;
a power amplifier that performs power amplification on the second PWM signal output from the level shifter to generate an analog output signal of a differential form from the second PWM signal;
a signal output that outputs the analog output signal of a differential form; and
an error amplifier to which the analog input signal is input and to which the analog output signal output from the signal output is input by being fed back and input to the error amplifier,
wherein the error amplifier outputs an error amplification signal that is generated by amplifying an error component between the analog input signal input to the error amplifier and the analog output signal fed back and input to the error amplifier,
the pulse width modulator is driven by a positive power supply and a negative power supply, and a reference voltage of the pulse width modulator is set to a ground (GND),
the pulse width modulator outputs the first PWM signal having a pulse width corresponding to a signal level of the error amplification signal,
the power amplifier is driven by the positive power supply, and a reference voltage of the power amplifier is set to a middle value between the positive power supply and the GND, and
the level shifter shifts the voltage level of the first PWM signal whose high level corresponds to the positive power supply of the pulse width modulator and whose low level corresponds to the negative power supply of the pulse width modulator, to a voltage level of the second PWM signal whose high level corresponds to the positive power supply of the power amplifier and whose low level corresponds to the GND.

US Pat. No. 10,367,457

SINGLE STAGE RAMPED POWER AMPLIFIERS

CalAmp Wireless Networks ...

1. A single stage ramped power amplifier, comprising:a RF transceiver;
a ramp voltage;
a power supply; and
an output circuit;
wherein:
the ramp voltage is coupled to a resistor that is coupled to a first inductor;
the power supply is coupled to a second inductor;
the RF transceiver is coupled to the second inductor and a first capacitor;
the first capacitor is coupled to a PIN diode;
the PIN diode is coupled to the first inductor and a second capacitor;
the second capacitor is coupled to a first transistor;
the first transistor is coupled to a third capacitor;
the third capacitor is coupled to a third inductor;
the third inductor is coupled to a second transistor; and
the second transistor is coupled to the output circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,367,453

BODY TIE OPTIMIZATION FOR STACKED TRANSISTOR AMPLIFIER

pSemi Corporation, San D...

1. A circuital arrangement comprising:a transistor stack configured to operate as a radio frequency (RF) amplifier, the transistor stack comprising a plurality of stacked transistors comprising an input transistor for receiving an input RF signal to the amplifier, and an output transistor for outputting an output RF signal that is an amplified version of the input RF signal; the transistor stack configured to operate between a supply voltage coupled to the output transistor and a reference voltage coupled to the input transistor,
wherein at least one transistor of the plurality of stacked transistors is a four-terminal transistor, and remaining transistors of the plurality of stacked transistors are three-terminal transistors, and
wherein the at least one transistor comprises the input transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,367,451

TEMPERATURE-COMPENSATED CRYSTAL OSCILLATOR BASED ON DIGITAL CIRCUIT

UNIVERSITY OF ELECTRONIC ...

1. A temperature-compensated crystal oscillator based on digital circuit, comprising:a VCXO for generating a signal with desired frequency;
a compensation network for generating a desired compensation voltage based on a compensation voltage value and sending the desired compensation voltage to the voltage control terminal of the VCXO to make the VCXO generate a stable signal with desired frequency;
wherein further comprising a power divider, an analog-to-digital converter and a microprocessor;
where the power divider divides the signal with desired frequency signal into two signals: one is used as the output of the TCXO and the other is sent to the analog-to-digital converter;
the analog-to-digital converter converts the signal with desired frequency into a corresponding frequency value with binary form, and sends the corresponding frequency value to the microprocessor;
a binary coding table, in which a plurality of frequency values and their respective corresponding compensation voltage values are filled is stored in the microprocessor, the microprocessor finds a compensation voltage value in the binary coding table according to the frequency value sent by the analog-to-digital converter, and sends it to the compensation network; and
wherein the compensation network comprises a digital-to-analog converter, a signal conditioning circuit and a filter, the digital-to-analog converter converts the compensation voltage value into a corresponding analog voltage signal, and the signal conditioning circuit modulates the analog voltage signal to generate a compensation voltage Vc(T), the filter filters the compensation voltage Vc(T), and sends the compensation voltage Vc(T) to the voltage control terminal of the VCXO to make the VCXO generate a stable signal with desired frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,367,447

LIGHTER-THAN-AIR AIRCRAFT AND METHOD TO REDUCE LEAKAGE WITHIN A FLEXIBLE BLADDER

SKYCOM CORPORATION, Aust...

1. A method comprising:providing an unmanned, lighter-than-air aircraft that includes:
an outer membrane;
a flexible bladder within the outer membrane;
a region disposed between the outer membrane and the flexible bladder;
a volume detection device;
a region pressure adjustment device configured to adjust a pressure of the region; and
pressure control circuitry configured to control the region pressure adjustment device based on measurements received from the volume detection device;
causing the aircraft to float at a selected altitude of at least 60,000 feet above sea level based on a quantity of lighter-than-air gas in the flexible bladder;
maintaining the aircraft at the selected altitude and measuring, via the volume detection device, a volume of the flexible bladder within the outer membrane; and
adjusting, by the region pressure adjustment device receiving instructions from the pressure control circuitry and the pressure control circuitry receiving measurements from the volume detection device, the pressure of the region such that the volume of the flexible bladder is maintained at a desired volume less than a maximum volume of the flexible bladder and equalized with a pressure inside the flexible bladder, thereby reducing leakage of the lighter-than-air gas from the flexible bladder.

US Pat. No. 10,367,434

HARVESTING ENERGY FROM FLUID FLOW

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. An elastic bluff body, comprising:an elastic mount with a central axis;
a cylindrical bluff body with a central axis, the bluff body fixedly attached to the elastic mount, the central axis of the elastic mount and the central axis of the bluff body being aligned, the bluff body being configured to generate vortex shedding when the elastic mount orients the bluff body in a flow-line traverse to a fluid flow and vibrates linearly in response to the vortex shedding; and
a harvester located within the bluff body aligned with the central axis of the bluff body, the harvester configured to generate power above a specified threshold in response to the vibration, wherein the harvester comprises a piezoelectric harvester or a magnetostrictive harvester, wherein the harvester comprises a cantilever beam configured to oscillate linearly in response to the vortex shedding.

US Pat. No. 10,367,433

POWER GENERATING APPARATUS

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A power generating apparatus comprising:a power generating element that generates power when a load is applied thereto;
a lever mechanism that includes a support point and a projection that faces the power generating element, wherein the lever mechanism pivots about the support point when the lever mechanism is pressed towards the power generating element;
a first magnetic body disposed on the lever mechanism that pivots integrally with the lever mechanism about the support point; and
a second magnetic body disposed on the power generating apparatus to face the first magnetic body and having magnetic characteristics to attract the first magnetic body,
wherein, when the lever mechanism is pressed towards the power generating element, the projection applies the load to the power generating element such that the power generating element generates the power.

US Pat. No. 10,367,418

POWER CONVERTER

Dialog Semiconductor (UK)...

1. A power converter comprising:an inductor coupled between a switching terminal and an output terminal of the power converter,
a high side switching element coupled between an input terminal of the power converter and the switching terminal,
a low side switching element coupled between the switching terminal and a reference terminal, and
a feedback circuit comprising:
a latched comparator unit configured to compare a ramp signal with an error signal, wherein the error signal is based on a difference between a reference voltage and an output voltage at the output terminal of the power converter;
wherein the latched comparator unit is configured to generate, based on the comparison of the ramp signal and the error signal, a first binary output signal, and the power converter is configured to control the switching of the low side switching element or the high side switching element based on said first binary output signal.

US Pat. No. 10,367,417

VOLTAGE-BASED AUTO-CORRECTION OF SWITCHING TIME

SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOG...

1. A control device for a switching voltage regulator having a switching module to supply a switching voltage to a load, the control device comprising:a comparator configured to compare the switching voltage with a reference voltage to provide a disable signal to the switching module; and
a spike detection circuit configured to receive the switching voltage and output an offset control signal to execute a time shift to the disable signal,
wherein the spike detection circuit comprises a first input coupled to the switching voltage, a second input coupled to a threshold voltage, and an output for providing the offset control signal to the comparator.

US Pat. No. 10,367,415

PROCESSOR MODULE WITH INTEGRATED PACKAGED POWER CONVERTER

Ferric Inc., New York, N...

1. An assembly comprising:a processor module comprising:
a processor package substrate having opposing first and second sides;
a processor chip mounted on the first side of the processor package substrate; and
an array of electrical terminations disposed on the second side of the processor package substrate; and
a power management module disposed on the second side of the processor package substrate, the power management module comprising:
a power management package substrate; and
a power converter chip mounted on the power management package substrate, the power converter chip disposed between the power management package substrate and the first or second side of the processor package substrate,
wherein a height of the power management module is less than or equal to a height of the electrical terminations on the second side of the processor package substrate, the height measured with respect to an axis that is orthogonal to a plane defined by the second side of the processor package substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,367,387

RING MAGNET ROTOR OF MOTOR WITH COATING MATERIAL

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

1. A rotor of a motor comprising:a shaft;
a resin coupled to the shaft; and
a ferrite magnet including a through hole and coupled to the resin,
wherein the resin covers an inner circumferential surface of the ferrite magnet, an upper surface of the ferrite magnet and a lower surface of the ferrite magnet,
wherein the ferrite magnet includes a plurality of magnet fixing recesses which are disposed on the upper surface of the ferrite magnet and coupled to the resin,
wherein each of the plurality of magnet fixing recesses includes a bottom surface and a side surface, the bottom surface extending perpendicularly from a first end at the inner circumferential surface of the ferrite magnet in a direction away from the shaft to a second end, and the side surface extending from the second end of the bottom surface to the upper surface of the ferrite magnet,
wherein the plurality of magnet fixing recesses widens from the second end of the bottom surface toward the upper surface,
wherein the shaft includes a shaft fixing recess continuously formed in an outer circumferential surface of the shaft, the shaft fixing recess in a bonding surface in contact with the resin, wherein the shaft fixing recess is aligned with the bottom surface of one of the magnet fixing recesses in the direction perpendicular to the inner circumferential surface of the ferrite magnet,
wherein the resin completely fills a space between the shaft fixing recess and the inner circumferential surface of the ferrite magnet, wherein a thickness of the resin provided between the inner circumferential surface of the ferrite magnet and the shaft fixing recess is the same in a radial direction of the shaft, and
wherein a linear distance from a radially outermost surface of the shaft to an outer circumferential surface of the ferrite magnet is greater than a linear distance from the radially outermost surface of the shaft to an outmost end of the side surface of the magnet fixing recess in the radial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,367,370

WIRELESS CHARGING AND COMMUNICATION BOARD AND WIRELESS CHARGING AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE

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

1. A board provided for wireless charging and communication, comprising:a first polymeric film;
a first adhesive layer provided on the first polymeric film;
a plurality of soft magnetic layers provided on the first adhesive layer;
a second polymeric film provided on the plurality of soft magnetic layers; and
a coil pattern provided on one surface of one of the first polymeric film and the second polymeric film and including a wireless charging coil and a near field communication coil,
wherein:
the plurality of soft magnetic layers includes one or more of an amorphous alloy, a crystalline alloy, an amorphous alloy ribbon, a nanocrystalline ribbon, or a silicon steel plate including iron (Fe),
the first polymer film includes a first extending portion that extends further than the plurality of soft magnetic layers,
the second polymer film includes a second extending portion that extends further than the plurality of soft magnetic layers,
a portion of an upper surface of the first extending portion and a portion of a lower surface of the second extending portion are connected to each other in a connected area,
the connected area is spaced apart from a side portion of the plurality of soft magnetic layers, and
the connected area includes an area that extends further outward than the side portion of the plurality of soft magnetic layers.

US Pat. No. 10,367,355

CASCADED MULTI-LEVEL INVERTER SYSTEM AND MODULATION METHOD THEREOF, AND CONTROLLER

SUNGROW POWER SUPPLY CO.,...

1. A modulation method for a cascaded multi-level inverter system, applied to a controller for the cascaded multi-level inverter system, the cascaded multi-level inverter system comprising a reactive compensation device and a plurality of inverter units, the reactive compensation device and the plurality of inverter units being connected with the controller, the reactive compensation device being connected with a power grid, the plurality of inverter units being connected with a plurality of DC sources respectively, the modulation method comprising:performing a maximum power point tracking control based on a voltage signal and a current signal of each of the plurality of DC sources and a voltage signal and a current signal of the power grid obtained by sampling, calculating a first modulation signal for suppressing power imbalance, and outputting the first modulation signal to each of the plurality of inverter units;
calculating a reactive compensation current component based on the voltage signal and the current signal of each of the plurality of DC sources and the voltage signal of the power grid obtained by sampling;
calculating a reactive current instruction value which is equal in size and opposite in direction to the reactive compensation current component based on the reactive compensation current component;
calculating an active current instruction value based on a DC-side voltage set value signal of the reactive compensation device, and a DC-side voltage signal of the reactive compensation device obtained by sampling; and
calculating, based on the reactive current instruction value, the active current instruction value, and a current signal of the reactive compensation device obtained by sampling, a second modulation signal for causing an output power factor of the cascaded multi-level inverter system to be 1, and outputting the second modulation signal to the reactive compensation device.

US Pat. No. 10,367,354

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VOLT-AMPERE REACTIVE CONTROL AND OPTIMIZATION

Dominion Energy, Inc., R...

1. A method of controlling an electric power transmission and distribution grid having a plurality of nodes, each node having a substation configured to supply electric power from a supply point upstream of the plurality of nodes to a plurality of user locations, the method comprising:receiving from a plurality of sensors measurement data based on a sensed component of the power, wherein each sensor is located at a respective one of a plurality of distribution locations on the distribution grid at or between the supply point and at least one of the plurality of user locations; receiving the measurement data from the plurality of sensors;
determining a system power factor at the supply point and a location power factor at each of a plurality of distribution locations; generating an energy delivery parameter based on the system power factor to optimize or adjust the system power factor and thus also the system volt-amperes reactive (VAR);
operating in one of a plurality of different operating modes based on the determined system power factor;
determining the operating mode between a plurality of lagging operating modes, a plurality of leading operating modes, and a target operating mode based on the determined system power factor;
adjusting at least one VAR adjusting device configured to add or subtract VARs to the electric power transmission and distribution grid in response to the energy delivery parameter; and
at least one of the following:
(a) determining the system mode of operation is emergency lag mode when the determined system power factor is lagging and is less than or equal to a predetermined emergency lagging power factor set point and determining a deficit to target mode, wherein the deficit to target mode is an emergency lag target close VARs;
(b) determining the system mode of operation is emergency lead mode when the determined system power factor is leading and is less than or equal to a predetermined emergency leading power factor set point and determining a surplus to target mode, wherein the surplus to target mode is an emergency lead target open VARs;
(c) determining the system mode of operation is lag mode when the determined system power factor is lagging and is greater than the predetermined emergency lagging power factor set point and less than a predetermined lagging power factor set point and determining a deficit to target mode, wherein the deficit to target mode is a lag target close VARs;
(d) determining the system mode of operation is lead mode when the determined system power factor is leading and is greater than the predetermined emergency leading power factor set point and less than a predetermined leading power factor set point and determining a surplus to target mode, wherein the surplus to target mode is a lead target open VARs; and
(e) determining the system mode of operation is target mode when the determined system power factor is lagging and is greater than the predetermined leading power factor set point or leading and greater than a predetermined leading power factor set point and further comprising determining a target mode close VARs if the determined system power factor is lagging and determining a target mode open VARs if the determined system power factor is leading.

US Pat. No. 10,367,348

SWITCH-MODE POWER SUPPLY AND CONTROL HAVING PROTECTION FROM A SHORT-CIRCUITED CURRENT SENSING RESISTOR

BYD COMPANY LIMITED, She...

1. A control apparatus of a switch-mode power supply, comprising:a driving controller, configured to collect an output voltage signal of a feedback winding of the switch-mode power supply, and to generate a driving signal for driving a switching transistor of the switch-mode power supply to turn on or off according to the output voltage signal; and
a short-circuit protection module, configured to detect a voltage across a current sensing resistor of the switch-mode power supply, to generate a short-circuit protection signal when the switching transistor of the switch-mode power supply is turned on and the voltage across the current sensing resistor is less than a predetermined value within a predetermined period, and to output the short-circuit protection signal to the driving controller, the short circuit protection module comprising:
a short-circuit signal generation unit, configured to collect the voltage across the current sensing resistor and to generate a short-circuit signal;
a delay signal generation unit, configured to generate a delay signal according to a logic control signal synchronous with the driving signal;
a control unit, connected to the short-circuit signal generation unit and the delay signal generation unit respectively, and configured to generate the short-circuit protection signal according to the short-circuit signal and the delay signal,
wherein the control unit comprises: a first logic circuit with a first input receiving the short-circuit signal and a second input receiving the delay signal generation unit, a second logic circuit receiving an output from the first logic circuit and an enable signal, an output of the second logic circuit configured to produce the short circuit protection signal;
wherein the first logic circuit is a NOR gate and the second logic circuit is an AND gate; and
wherein the driving controller is further configured to control the switching transistor to turn off according to the short-circuit protection signal.

US Pat. No. 10,367,346

ELECTRIC LEAKAGE PROTECTION DEVICE AND FEED CONTROL DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A feed control device to be used to form power supply paths from an external power supply to a battery included in an electric vehicle and to control supply of power to the battery, the feed control device comprising:a main circuit including the pair of power supply paths;
a contact device interposed in the main circuit;
a controller opening and closing the contact device,
an electric leakage protection device; and
a signal receiver configured to receive a signal transmitted from the electric vehicle, wherein,
the electric leakage protection device, comprises:
an electric leakage detector configured to output an electric leakage detection signal, when a current leaked from a main circuit exceeds a threshold value;
an electric leakage protector configured to open a contact device interposed in the main circuit, when receiving the electric leakage detection signal; and
a self leakage generator including a first short circuit having a first electric resistance component and a first switch component electrically connected in series with each other, and a second short circuit having a second electric resistance component and a second switch component electrically connected in series with each other,
the first short circuit and the second short circuit being electrically connected in parallel with each other with regard to a pair of power supply paths constituting the main circuit, and
the controller being configured to control the self leakage generator and configured to instruct the self leakage generator to cause self leakage when receiving the signal by the signal receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,367,343

RIGID-COLLISION-FREE TRANSMISSION LINE SPACER CLAMP CONNECTION STRUCTURE

1. A rigid-collision-free transmission line spacer clamp connection structure, comprising:a spacer frame;
a plurality of rotating joint rubber gaskets wherein each of the rotating joint rubber gaskets is a circular rubber plate, an upper surface of the circular rubber plate being provided symmetrically with two bosses, the shape of the sides of the bosses close to a rotating joint rubber gasket mounting hole being matched with that of an arc-shaped projection on a connecting rod; and edges of the connecting rod at two sides of the connecting rod mounting hole project radially outwards along a connecting rod mounting hole to form arc-shaped projections; and
a plurality of spacer connecting clamps, the spacer frame being uniformly provided with a plurality of rotating joint slots, each of which is rotationally connected with one of the plurality of spacer connecting clamps therein wherein each of the plurality of rotating joint slots is provided symmetrically with two limiting blocks therein, and the lower parts of the bosses are symmetrically provided with two limiting grooves matched with the limiting blocks;
wherein each of the plurality of spacer connecting clamps comprises the connecting rod and a clip, the clip being arranged at a front end of the connecting rod, the clip being provided with an elastic material at the inner side, the elastic material being clamped to the clip, the connecting rod being provided with the connecting rod mounting hole at a rear end; and
wherein each of the plurality of rotating joint slots is provided with one of the plurality of rotating joint rubber gaskets and a spacer connecting clamp rotating shaft therein, each of the plurality of rotating joint rubber gaskets being provided with the rotating joint rubber gasket mounting hole at the center, the spacer connecting clamp rotating shaft penetrating through the connecting rod mounting hole and the rotating joint rubber gasket mounting hole.

US Pat. No. 10,367,339

SNAG MITIGATING CABLE TRACK APPARATUS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. An apparatus for connecting components that move relative to each other, the apparatus comprising:a cable track comprising a first side and a second side that is opposite the first side;
two or more spacers comprising:
respective first ends that are attached to the first side of the cable track;
respective second ends that are opposite the respective first ends;
respective first surfaces between the respective first ends and the respective second ends; and
respective second surfaces that are opposite the respective first surfaces; and
two or more pins attached proximately to the respective second ends of the two or more spacers, wherein the two or more pins protrude from the respective first surfaces of the two or more spacers and/or protrude from the respective second surfaces of the two or more spacers,
wherein the cable track is configured to flex such that a spacer of the two or more spacers contacts a pin of the two or more pins that is attached to another spacer of the two or more spacers.

US Pat. No. 10,367,338

WIRE COMPRESSION CONNECTOR

1. A compression connector comprising: a. a bifurcated connector body having a continuous inner surface and an outer surface; b. a first wire cradle and a second wire cradle, the first wire cradle having a first cradle opening sized and positioned to receive at least a first wire, the second wire cradle having a second cradle opening sized and positioned to receive at least a second wire; c. a first terminal end and a second terminal end, the first terminal end and the second terminal end being at opposing ends of the compression connector and positioned between the inner surface and the outer surface, a portion of the inner surface adjacent to the first terminal end defining at least a portion of the first wire cradle and another portion of inner surface adjacent to the second terminal end defining at least a portion of the second wire cradle, wherein the first terminal end comprises a first pair of terminal ends separated by a first slot, and wherein the second terminal end comprises a second pair of terminal ends separated by a second slot, wherein each terminal end of the first pair of terminal ends and the second pair of terminal ends are positioned and structured to, upon an act of compression of the compression connector, individually be displaced into direct abutment with an opposing terminal end of the first pair of terminal ends or the second pair of terminal ends close a conductor opening and constrict a size of both the first wire cradle and the second wire cradle such that the first wire in the first wire cradle and the second wire in the second wire cradle are displaced into direct contact with each other, and wherein the bifurcated connector body is structured for the first wire cradle opening to be in direct fluid communication with the second wire cradle opening both prior to and after the act of compression such that the first wire is in direct contact with the second wire after the act of compression, wherein the inner surface has a ridge having a width extending in a direction perpendicular to a lengthwise direction of the compression connector and the ridge is located between the first slot and the second slot: wherein each of the first slot and the second slot terminate adjacent to opposing sides of the ridge, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,367,335

SPARK PLUG AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR

NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.,...

1. A spark plug comprising:a center electrode;
a metal shell that holds therein the center electrode insulatedly; and
a ground electrode that includes an electrode base having a facing surface facing the center electrode and a tip containing a noble metal and arranged on the facing surface of the electrode base, the electrode base being joined at a first end portion thereof to the metal shell,
wherein the electrode base has: an opposite surface located opposite the facing surface; an end surface connecting the opposite surface and the facing surface at a second end portion of the electrode base opposite the first end portion; and a pair of side surfaces continuing to the end surface via sides of the second end portion and connecting the facing surface and the opposite surface,
wherein the tip has: a top surface facing the center electrode; and a bottom surface located opposite the top surface and joined to the electrode base with a weld zone formed therebetween,
wherein the weld zone has: a back region exposed at the opposite surface of the electrode base; a joint region at which the tip is joined; and a connection region connecting the joint region and the back region in a thickness direction of the electrode base without being exposed at the side surfaces of the electrode base, and
wherein, in a cross section of the ground electrode taken through the side surfaces of the electrode base along a plane passing through a center of the top surface and a center of the bottom surface of the tip, a maximum width of the connection region in a direction perpendicular to the thickness direction of the electrode base is larger than a width of the back region, and a value of a width of the top surface of the tip being divided by a width of the facing surface of the electrode base is greater than 0.3.

US Pat. No. 10,367,334

MANUFACTURABLE LASER DIODE

Soraa Laser Diode, Inc., ...

1. An intermediate structure of a laser device, comprising:an epitaxial structure comprising an n-type cladding region, an active region comprising at least one active layer overlying the n-type cladding region, and a p-type cladding region overlying the active region;
a gallium and nitrogen containing substrate; and
a single sacrificial region disposed between the n-type cladding region of the epitaxial structure and the gallium and nitrogen containing substrate, the single sacrificial region having a narrower lateral width than each of the n-type cladding region, the active region, and the p-type cladding region.

US Pat. No. 10,367,333

INCREASING FABRY-PEROT CAVITY FREE SPECTRAL RANGE IN HYBRID LASERS

Nokia of America Corporat...

1. An apparatus, comprising:an optical amplifier waveguide;
an optical reflector located to reflect back some light received at or near a first end of the optical amplifier waveguide; and
another optical waveguide having a first end located to receive light at or near a second end of the optical amplifier waveguide, the another optical waveguide having a sequence of optical ring resonators optically connected there along, each of the optical ring resonators being configured to have a different free spectral range, wherein a first one of the ring resonators is configured to have a free spectral range of about two times a free spectral range of a second one of the ring resonators.

US Pat. No. 10,367,332

EDGE EMITTING LASER LIGHT SOURCE AND 3D IMAGE OBTAINING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An edge emitting laser light source comprising:a substrate;
an active layer disposed on the substrate;
a wavelength selection section comprising grating regions configured to select wavelengths of light emitted from the active layer, and
a gain section configured to resonate the light having the selected wavelengths in a direction parallel with the active layer,
wherein the grating regions comprise a first grating region and a second grating region which are arranged in a first direction,
wherein the first grating region comprises a plurality of first lands that are arranged in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, and the second grating region comprises a plurality of second lands that are arranged in the second direction, and
wherein an interval between the plurality of first lands in the first grating region is different from an interval between the plurality of second lands in the second grating region, and the plurality of first lands in the first grating region are disposed to be in direct contact with the plurality of second lands in the second grating region.

US Pat. No. 10,367,328

PULSE LASER DEVICE

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A pulse laser device with a ring laser resonator, the pulse laser device comprising:a polarization maintaining (PM) fiber having a light input end and a light output end and configured to guide a first linearly polarized light with a first phase along a fast axis of the PM fiber from the light input end and a second linearly polarized light with a second phase along a slow axis of the PM fiber from the input end;
a first quarter waveplate disposed at the light output end of the PM fiber and configured to convert the first and the second linearly polarized lights into left-handed and right-handed (or right-handed and left-handed) circularly polarized lights, respectively; and
an optical isolator configured to unidirectionally transmit a laser pulse in the ring laser resonator,
wherein the PM fiber has at least one 90 degrees cross splicing position to eliminate delay between the first linearly polarized light and the second linearly polarized light, and wherein the PM fiber, the first quarter waveplate, and the optical isolator are on a light path of the ring laser resonator.

US Pat. No. 10,367,322

HARD DISK DATA INTERFACE PITCH CONVERTER

JIANGSU LEWINSH ELECTRONI...

1. A hard disk data interface pitch converter, comprising:a converting part, which comprises converting terminals and contact terminals, wherein the contact terminals comprise a plurality of metallic conductors which are independent from one another, the converting terminals comprise metallic conductors which have a relatively large interval at one end and a relatively small interval at the other end, and the end of the converting terminals where the metallic conductors have the large interval between is connected in a one-to-one manner to an end of the metallic conductors in the contact terminals;
a short connection part, which is operable to connect any two or more non-adjacent metallic conductors in the contact terminals through metallic conductors;
a base, which is provided with a channel for accommodating the contact terminals and a slot for fixing the short connection part; and
a cover body, which cooperates with the base for protecting the converting part and the short connection part,
wherein an extension part is formed by digging each of the metallic conductors in the contact terminals, and the extension part exactly shields a gap between the contact terminals and the channel.

US Pat. No. 10,367,312

CONNECTOR FOR A COAXIAL CABLE

Corning Optical Communica...

1. A coaxial cable connector for attachment to an end of a coaxial cable, the coaxial cable comprising an inner conductor, a dielectric surrounding the inner conductor, an outer conductor surrounding the dielectric, and a jacket surrounding the outer conductor, the coaxial cable connector comprising:a body having a forward end and a rearward end, wherein an internal surface extends between the forward end and the rearward end, the internal surface defining a longitudinal opening, and wherein the body comprises a cable receiving area proximal the rearward end and a jacket stop proximal the forward end;
a post positioned in the body proximal the forward end of the body, wherein the post comprises a first end and a second end with a bore extending therebetween, and wherein the bore comprises an inner surface and opens toward the rearward end of the body at the second end of the post;
an insulator movably disposed in the bore of the post, wherein the insulator comprises an outer surface in contact with the post, a through-passage, and a movement limiter to limit movement of the insulator in the post;
a gripping member disposed within the longitudinal opening of the body proximal the rearward end of the body, wherein the gripping member is axially movable in the body, and wherein the gripping member provides a gripping action as the gripping member axially moves toward the forward end of the body; and
a coupling member attached to the body at the forward end of the body
wherein the movement limited comprises at least one projection extending radially outwardly from the outer surface of the insulator and wherein the post comprises a groove in the inner surface of the bore, and wherein the at least one projection locates in the groove to limit movement of the insulator.

US Pat. No. 10,367,311

PLUG CONNECTOR ARRANGEMENT WITH COMPENSATION CRIMP

1. A plug connector arrangement comprising a plug connector and a cable connected thereto with at least one inner conductor and an outer conductor surrounding the inner conductor, wherein an axial end section of the outer conductor is connected electrically with a sleeve section of an outer conductor housing of the plug connector surrounding the axial end section of the outer conductor, said plug connector arrangement including a crimp point with a radial constriction of the sleeve section which is arranged, in a longitudinal direction of the cable between the axial end section of the outer conductor and an axial end of the inner conductor, wherein a depth of the radial constriction is such that an inner diameter of the sleeve section at the crimp point substantially corresponds to an outer diameter of the outer conductor of the cable, wherein the crimp point has a non-rotationally symmetrical crimp.

US Pat. No. 10,367,308

ELECTRICAL RECEPTACLE FOR TRANSMITTING HIGH SPEED SIGNAL

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. An electrical receptacle for being mounted onto a host board and electrically connecting with a mating electrical circuit board along a front-to-back direction, comprising:an insulative housing; and
a row of first terminals, a row of second terminals, a row of third terminals, and a row of fourth terminals arranged along a vertical direction and mounted in the insulative housing, the first terminals and the fourth terminals forming a first mating port, the second terminals and the third terminals forming a second mating port, the first mating port forwardly extending beyond the second mating port;
wherein the row of first terminals align with the row of second terminals along an up-to-down direction, the row of third terminals align with the row of fourth terminals along the up-to-down direction, the first terminals and the second terminals are offset in a longitudinal direction perpendicular to the vertical direction and the front-to-back direction from the third terminals and the fourth terminals.

US Pat. No. 10,367,306

COMMUNICATION CONNECTOR AND COMMUNICATION CONNECTOR WITH WIRES

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. A communication connector having opposite first and second lateral sides, comprising:first terminals connected respectively to first wires and two pairs of second terminals connected respectively to two pairs of second wires, the wires forming first and second wire rows with a first of the pairs of second wires being in the first row and with a second of the pairs of second wires being in the second row;
a housing for accommodating the terminals; and
a conductive wire holding member for holding relative positions of the first of the pairs of the second wires on the first side of the connector and in the first wire row and for holding relative positions of the second of the pairs of the second wires on the second side of the connector and in the second wire row so that the first and second pairs of the second wires are laterally offset from one another;
the wire holding member being composed of first and second dividing members that are assembled with one another, the wire holding member being configured to surround each of the second wires with the dividing members assembled.

US Pat. No. 10,367,304

PLUG CONNECTION AND SET OF PLUG CONNECTIONS

1. A plug connection, comprising a plug connector with a first coding element arranged thereon with a coding pattern and an insertion location with a second coding element arranged thereon with a coding pattern complementary to said coding pattern, wherein the plug connector can be inserted, in an insertion direction (S), into the insertion location as far as a coupling position, if the first coding element and the second coding element assume a predefined position relative to one another, wherein the first coding element is held on the plug connector so as to be rotatable around an axis of rotation (A) running parallel to the insertion direction (S) and/or the second coding element is held on the insertion location so as to be rotatable around the axis of rotation (A), and having a self-alignment mechanism such that, when plugging in the plug connector, the first coding element and the second coding element are automatically rotated into the predefined position relative to one another, wherein the first coding element is a ring element with two, three or more radially projecting projections, spaced apart from one another at a predefined angle in a circumferential direction, and that the second coding element is a sleeve part with two, three or more guide grooves formed in an inner wall of the sleeve part and spaced apart from one another in a circumferential direction at said predefined angle, and wherein n guide grooves are formed in the sleeve part where n>1, such that the guide grooves, at their front end, cover a circumferential angular range of approximately 360%, the groove walls of adjacent guide grooves being directly adjacent to one another at their front end.

US Pat. No. 10,367,301

LEVER-TYPE CONNECTOR

Sumitomo Wiring Systems, ...

1. A lever-type connector, comprising:a connector body;
a lever having a base end rotatably supported on the connector body and a rotating portion for rotational operation formed on a tip portion thereof;
a finger contact surface disposed on an outer surface of the rotating portion, a separation finger placing portion projecting from the outer surface of the rotating portion in a direction opposite the base end of the lever and, and at least one through hole formed in the finger contact surface;
a resilient lock piece cantilevered integrally from a surface of the connector body and configured to lock the lever in a rotation restricted state by being locked to the lever; and
an unlocking portion formed integrally on the resilient lock piece and configured to press the resilient lock piece in a direction separating from the lever, the unlocking portion projecting through the through hole in the finger contact surface and exposed on the outer surface of the lever with the resilient lock piece and the lever locked to each other, wherein
the finger contact surface and separation finger placing portion are configured so that a finger brought into contact with the finger contact surface and the unlocking portion projecting through the through hole contacts the separation finger placing portion to disengage the resilient lock piece and rotate the lever into an open position.

US Pat. No. 10,367,300

ELECTRICAL AND MECHANICAL CONNECTION MECHANISMS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A system, comprising:an electronic watch, comprising:
a body defining a first connection mechanism including a notch having overhang portions extending from a base portion at a base of the notch; and
a processing unit located in the body, wherein the body comprises an electrical contact positioned in the base portion of the notch that is electrically connected to the processing unit; and
a band segment configured to attach the electronic watch to a body part of a user, comprising:
a second connection mechanism; and
an electronic component; wherein:
the second connection mechanism comprises a detent mechanism that is configured to be displaced by the electronic watch while the band segment is being attached to the electronic watch; and
the electronic watch and the band segment are mechanically and electrically coupled by an engagement between the first connection mechanism and the second connection mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,367,299

PLUG CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WITH AN UNLOCKING APPARATUS FOR UNLOCKING A LATCH

FOXCONN INTERCONNECT TECH...

1. A plug connector assembly comprising:an insulative body defining a latch apparatus on a side thereof, the latch apparatus having a latching portion;
a cable extending along a front-to-back direction and rearwardly exposed to a rear end of the insulative body;
an unlocking assembly assembled on the insulative body and cooperating with the latch apparatus; wherein
the unlocking assembly comprises an actuator assembled on the insulative body and an operating portion connected to the actuator, and when the operating portion is operated, the actuator is driven by the operating portion to apply a force on the latch apparatus to move the latching portion;
the unlocking assembly comprises a pivot shaft to pivotally fix the actuator on the insulative body, and when the operating portion is operated, the actuator is rotated relative to the pivot shaft; and
the actuator is punched by a metal plate and has a z-shaped section in the front-to-back direction, and the actuator comprises a vertical section, a horizontal section extending forwards from a top end of the vertical section, and a connection section extending rearwards from a bottom end of the vertical section.

US Pat. No. 10,367,297

INTEGRATED SECURING GUIDE PIN FOR AN ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. An electrical connector assembly, comprising:one or more first electrical contact elements and an integrated securing guide pin, wherein the integrated securing guide pin includes a guiding member that guides the integrated securing guide pin into a receiving channel of a guiding connection module, and a securing member that securely connects to a securing surface of the guiding connection module, wherein the guiding member extends forward from the securing member, wherein the securing member includes a plurality of securing segments separated by one or more gaps.

US Pat. No. 10,367,296

MODULAR ELECTRICAL POWER SUPPLY AND CONTROL SYSTEM

ECCO DESIGN, INC., New Y...

1. A modular electrical connector comprising:a magnet;
a first insulating sheet covering a first side of the magnet;
a second insulating sheet covering a second side of the magnet, the second side of the magnet being opposite the first side of the magnet;
a first ferrous metal sheet attached to the first insulating sheet;
a second ferrous metal sheet attached to the second insulating sheet;
wherein the first ferrous metal sheet and the second ferrous metal sheet extend a predetermined distance beyond an end of the magnet to form a first channel having a first predetermined separation, and
wherein the magnet magnetizes the first ferrous metal sheet and the second ferrous metal sheet;
a first electrical connector connected to the first ferrous metal sheet for providing a first voltage; and
a second electrical connector connected to the second ferrous metal sheet for providing a second voltage different than the first voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,367,295

CLAMPING MECHANISM FOR INDUSTRIAL INPUT/OUTPUT DEVICE

MOXA INC., New Taipei (T...

1. A clamping mechanism for an industrial input/output device, comprising:a shell member, comprising a sliding track disposed at a top side thereof and a mechanism assembly receiving space formed at a rear side thereof, and the sliding track comprising a first sliding track end and a second sliding track end;
an operating link comprising a pivot pin, a rod sliding slot, a first operating part and a second operating part, and slidably and rotatably disposed on the sliding track through the pivot pin, wherein the first operating part and the second operating part are exposed out of the shell member, and the rod sliding slot comprises a first sliding slot end and a second sliding slot end;
a first clamping rod disposed in the mechanism assembly receiving space, and comprising a first driving part, an elastic element mounting part, a first clamping part and a second driving part, and wherein the first driving part is disposed in the rod sliding slot and slidable relative to the rod sliding slot, and a part of the first clamping part is exposed out of the shell member;
an elastic element secured in the mechanism assembly receiving space through the elastic element mounting part;
a rotary rod pivotally disposed in the mechanism assembly receiving space, and comprising a first rotary driving part and a second rotary driving part, wherein the second driving part is assembled with the first rotary driving part; and
a second clamping rod disposed in the mechanism assembly receiving space, and comprising a third driving part and a second clamping part, wherein the third driving part is assembled with the second rotary driving part, and a part of the second clamping part is exposed out of the shell member.

US Pat. No. 10,367,293

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

SMK Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. An electrical connector comprising:a holding member having an insulation property;
a contact having a conductive property, the contact being held by the holding member, the contact including a connection portion exposed on a front side of the holding member to be connected to a mating contact of a mating connector and a terminal portion protruding from the holding member;
a shell configured to be cylindrical and contain the holding member, the shell including a large diameter portion and a small diameter portion, the large diameter portion having a fitting portion open forward into which the mating connector is insertable, the small diameter portion being provided at the rear of the large diameter portion so as to protrude the terminal portion therefrom, the small diameter portion having a smaller diameter than the large diameter portion; and
a seal member configured to be elastically deformable and be provided on an outer periphery of the small diameter portion, wherein
the shell comprises a front shell member having at least the large diameter portion, and a rear shell member having at least the small diameter portion, the rear shell member being formed as a separate member from the front shell member, and
the front shell member and the rear shell member are electrically connected to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,367,286

TRANSCEIVER MODULE WITH FLEX CIRCUIT

Methode Electronics, Inc....

1. A transceiver assembly for transmitting and receiving electrical signals comprising:a transceiver housing having a first end having a pluggable connector and an opposite second end having a passage in communication with a printed circuit board mounted in the housing,
a peripheral connector having a housing for enclosing a printed circuit board and a first end and an opposite second end, the second end having a receptacle opening for receiving a plug, the receptacle including one of an RJ-45 receptacle, an MPO receptacle and an LC receptacle,
a flex circuit disposed between the first end of the peripheral connector and the second end of the transceiver housing, the peripheral connector capable of being displaced with respect to the transceiver housing via the flex circuit, the flex circuit capable of deflection along an X-axis and Y-axis; and
the housing having an anti-deflection member for restricting deflection of the flex circuit along the Y-axis.

US Pat. No. 10,367,285

FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT BOARD CONNECTOR

CHENG UEI PRECISION INDUS...

1. A flexible circuit board connector adapted for inserting a flexible printed circuit board into the flexible circuit board connector, two opposite sides of a rear of the flexible printed circuit board opening two gaps, respectively, the flexible circuit board connector comprising:an insulating housing, a middle of a front surface of the insulating housing being recessed rearward to form an inserting groove, the insulating housing opening an opening penetrating through a middle of a top surface, a top of the front surface and a top of a rear surface of the insulating housing, two opposite sides of the insulating housing opening two receiving slots penetrated through the top surface of the insulating housing and communicated with the inserting groove, the two receiving slots being communicated with the inserting groove;
a plurality of conductive terminals assembled to the insulating housing;
an elastic module assembled in the opening, the elastic module including a pivoting rod, and at least one torsion spring pivotally mounted around the pivoting rod, the pivoting rod being assembled in the opening, a middle of the at least one torsion spring being pivotally mounted around the pivoting rod; and
a locking board being accommodated in the opening of the insulating housing and covering a top of the elastic module, so the at least one torsion spring of the elastic module being clamped between the insulating housing and the locking board to make the at least one torsion spring generate a precompression, the locking board being pivotally mounted to the pivoting rod, the locking board having a base board, two opposite sides of the base board extending downward to form two side boards, bottom edges of the two side boards protruding downward to form two locking hooks, the two side boards being received in the two receiving slots and projecting downward into the inserting groove;
wherein one end of the at least one torsion spring elastically abuts against a front of a bottom surface of the locking board, the other end of the at least one torsion spring is disposed under a rear of the bottom surface of the locking board, the flexible printed circuit board is inserted rearward into the inserting groove, with the flexible printed circuit board being inserted rearward into the inserting groove, the flexible printed circuit board abuts against the two locking hooks, the flexible printed circuit board pushes rearward against front surfaces of the two locking hooks to make the locking board rotate, after the flexible printed circuit board slips away from the two locking hooks, the two locking hooks project into the two gaps of the flexible printed circuit board, respectively, and when the flexible printed circuit board moves frontward, the two locking hooks are capable of abutting against rear inner walls of the two gaps of the flexible printed circuit board respectively for blocking the flexible printed circuit board from moving frontward, so that the flexible printed circuit board is locked in the inserting groove.

US Pat. No. 10,367,281

VEHICLE CAMERA WITH CONNECTOR SYSTEM FOR HIGH SPEED TRANSMISSION

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A camera for a vision system of a vehicle, said camera comprising:a camera housing comprising a front housing portion and a rear housing portion;
wherein said front housing portion houses a lens and an imager;
wherein said front housing portion has a circuit board attached thereat;
wherein said rear housing portion has an outer side and an inner side that is separated from the outer side by a wall thickness of said rear housing portion;
wherein said rear housing portion comprises a rigid one-piece coaxial connecting element that extends through the wall thickness of said rear housing portion;
wherein a first portion of said coaxial connecting element extends outward from the outer side of said rear housing portion and a second portion of said coaxial connecting element extends inward from the inner side of said rear housing portion;
wherein said coaxial connecting element comprises (i) a first coaxial cable connector at a first end of said first portion of said coaxial connecting element that extends outward from the outer side of said rear housing portion and (ii) a second coaxial cable connector at a second end of said second portion of said coaxial connecting element that extends inward from the inner side of said rear housing portion;
wherein said circuit board has a third coaxial cable connector established thereat;
wherein said rear housing portion mates with said front housing portion to encase said circuit board in a cavity of said camera housing;
wherein, as said rear housing portion is mated with said front housing portion, said second coaxial cable connector engages said third coaxial cable connector to electrically connect said coaxial connecting element with circuitry at said circuit board; and
wherein said first coaxial cable connector is configured to connect to a coaxial cable of the vehicle when said camera is disposed at the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,367,280

WIRE TO BOARD CONNECTORS SUITABLE FOR USE IN BYPASS ROUTING ASSEMBLIES

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

1. A board connector assembly for connecting to a chip package, comprising:a cable including a pair of signal conductors and a ground wire;
a connector housing supporting a pair of signal terminals, each signal terminal having a contact portion and a termination portion and a body portion extending therebetween, the connector housing having a mating end, the termination portions being enclosed in the connector housing and the contact portions being disposed exterior of the connector housing and spaced apart from the connector housing mating end;
a ground member supported by the connector housing and extending along at least a portion of the terminal body portions, the ground member including a termination portion for connecting to the ground wire and electrically connected to a ground contact portion, the ground contact portion extending from the connector housing such, and
the signal contact portions and the ground contact portions including arcuate contact surfaces at distal ends such that when the connector housing is pressed toward a mating surface of a circuit board, pairs of the terminal contact portions move transversely along the circuit board common mating surface transversely to the connector housing longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,367,279

PUSHER PIN HAVING A NON-ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE PORTION

XILINX, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A pusher pin comprising:a first plunger member having a first end and an exposed second end;
a second plunger member having a first end and an exposed second end, the second plunger member movable relative to the first plunger member, the exposed second ends of the first and second plunger members defining a length of the pusher pin; and
a spring disposed between the first ends of the first and second plunger members, the spring biasing the exposed second end of the first plunger member away from the exposed second end of the second plunger member, wherein an electrically insulative path is defined between the exposed second end of the first plunger member and the exposed second end of the second plunger member through the pusher pin.

US Pat. No. 10,367,274

BODY CLAMP CONNECTOR

PERFECTVISION MANUFACTURI...

1. A connector is a male coaxial connector comprising:a post that is hollow interengages a fastener and a body, the post, fastener and body in coaxial arrangement;
an annular space between the body and the post;
the annular space for receiving a coaxial cable ground conductor;
a shoe moveable in a body sidewall window; and,
the shoe for urging the coaxial cable ground conductor toward the post;
wherein an end cap slidably engages the body and movement of the end cap toward the fastener moves the shoe toward the post with the coaxial cable ground conductor therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,367,270

VEHICLE WIRE HARNESS

Intelligent Technologies ...

1. An electrical system for a vehicle that provides power and communications to vehicular devices, comprising:an electrical bus comprising a plurality of elongate wires;
a plurality of connector assemblies situated at different locations along said wires, each of said connector assemblies including
a splice housing defining an inlet for said wires and an outlet for said wires and said wires passing from said inlet to said outlet through said splice housing without being interrupted or terminated in said splice housing,
at least one electrically conductive unit arranged in said splice housing, each of said at least one electrically conductive unit having a first portion in contact with a respective one of said wires and a second portion exposed to an exterior of said splice housing, and
a connector attached to said splice housing and electrically connected to said second exposed portion of said at least one electrically conductive unit,
a respective electrical conduit attached at one end region to each connector of said connector assemblies; and
a respective cluster control unit attached to an opposite end region of each of said electrical conduits, each of said cluster control units being electrically coupled to a plurality of the vehicular devices which are assigned unique identification codes,
each cluster control unit including a microprocessor that determines whether signals on said bus are directed to one of the plurality of vehicular devices coupled to said cluster control unit by recognizing an identification code including in the signals and assigned to one of the vehicular devices coupled to said cluster control unit, and
said microprocessor only directing signals from said bus to one of the plurality of vehicular devices coupled to said cluster control unit in which said microprocessor is included when said microprocessor determines that signals on said bus are directed to that one of the plurality of vehicular devices coupled to said cluster control unit,
whereby at least one of power and communications are provided to the vehicular devices by a power source and communications source connected to said bus.

US Pat. No. 10,367,269

COMBINED ANTENNA APERTURES ALLOWING SIMULTANEOUS MULTIPLE ANTENNA FUNCTIONALITY

KYMETA CORPORATION, Redm...

1. An antenna comprising:a single physical antenna aperture having at least two spatially interleaved antenna sub-arrays of surface scattering antenna elements; and
a controller coupled to control each of the antenna sub-arrays by providing voltages to the surface scattering antenna elements of the sub-arrays to operate the antenna sub-arrays independently and simultaneously at different frequencies, the voltages to tune the surface scattering antenna elements to provide a desired scattering at a given frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,367,268

LEAKY-WAVE ANTENNA

Denki Kogyo Company, Limi...

1. A leaky-wave antenna comprising as an element unit, a CRLH transmission line configured by multiply connecting CRLH unit cells in a periodic fashion between one ends and the opposite ends of two parallel lines,wherein the unit cells each has a left-handed series capacitor on each of the two parallel lines and has a left-handed parallel inductor between the two parallel lines, and
when power is fed to the two parallel lines, the two parallel lines and the series capacitor serve to emit a vertical polarization component and also, the parallel inductor and a conductor between the two parallel lines serve to emit a horizontal polarization component.

US Pat. No. 10,367,266

MULTI-ANTENNA COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Industrial Technology Res...

1. A multi-antenna communication device, comprising:a grounding conductor plane separating along a normal direction thereof a first side space and a second side space opposite to the first side space and including a first edge; and
a four-antenna array located at the first edge and having an overall maximum array length extending along the first edge, the four-antenna array including:
a first antenna located in the first side space including a first feeding conductor line, a first grounding conductor line, and a first radiating conductor portion electrically connected with a first signal source via the first feeding conductor line and electrically connected with the first edge via the first grounding conductor line, forming a first loop path and generating at least one first resonant mode, the first radiating conductor portion having a first projection line segment at the first edge;
a second antenna located in the first side space including a second feeding conductor line, a second grounding conductor line, and a second radiating conductor portion electrically connected with a second signal source via the second feeding conductor line and electrically connected with the first edge via the second grounding conductor line, forming a second loop path and generating at least one second resonant mode, the second radiating conductor portion having a second projection line segment at the first edge;
a third antenna located in the second side space including a third feeding conductor line, a third grounding conductor line, and a third radiating conductor portion electrically connected with a third signal source via the third feeding conductor line and electrically connected with the first edge via the third grounding conductor line, forming a third loop path and generating at least one third resonant mode, the third radiating conductor portion having a third projection line segment at the first edge; and
a fourth antenna located in the second side space including a fourth feeding conductor line, a fourth grounding conductor line, and a fourth radiating conductor portion electrically connected with a fourth signal source via the fourth feeding conductor line and electrically connected with the first edge via the fourth grounding conductor line, forming a fourth loop path and generating at least one fourth resonant mode, the fourth radiating conductor portion having a fourth projection line segment on the first edge,
wherein the first projection line segment and the third projection line segment are partially overlapped, the second projection line segment and the fourth projection line segment are partially overlapped, the first, second, third, and fourth resonant modes cover at least one identical first communication band, and the overall maximum array length of the four-antenna array along the first edge is between 0.25 wavelength and 0.49 wavelength of a lowest operating frequency of the first communication band.

US Pat. No. 10,367,261

BASE STATION ANTENNAS WITH REMOTELY RECONFIGURABLE ELECTRONIC DOWNTILT CONTROL PATHS AND RELATED METHODS OF RECONFIGURING SUCH ANTENNAS

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A method of configuring a base station antenna, the method, comprising:using an Antenna Interface Standards Group (AISG) 2.0 command to transmit reconfiguration data to a controller of the antenna from a remote location; and
reconfiguring connections between a plurality of remote electronic tilt (RET) units that are mounted within the antenna and a plurality of control ports of the antenna in response to receipt of the reconfiguration data.

US Pat. No. 10,367,255

COLLIMATED TRANSVERSE ELECTRIC MODE CAVITY ANTENNA ASSEMBLY

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. An apparatus comprising:an antenna assembly defining an upper cavity with an aperture, the antenna assembly further defining a lower cavity coupled to the upper cavity via a channel along a linear edge of the antenna assembly, wherein the antenna assembly comprises a reflective element within the lower cavity having a concave parabolic contour; and
an array assembly positioned in the aperture and comprising an array of passive elements;
wherein the reflective element transforms a divergent radio frequency (RF) beam directed toward the concave parabolic contour within the lower cavity into a collimated RF beam propagating within the lower cavity and into the upper cavity via the channel; and
wherein the array of passive elements radiates a transmitted RF beam from the aperture in response to the collimated RF beam in the upper cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,367,253

WIDEBAND BOWTIE ANTENNA INCLUDING PASSIVE MIXER

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A passive difference-frequency tag comprising:a first antenna on a substrate, the first antenna having a first frequency band, the first antenna having a first shape of a first bowtie with first rounded end caps and first ends opposed to each other;
a second antenna on the substrate inside the first antenna, the second antenna having a second frequency band higher than the first antenna frequency band, the second antenna having a second shape of a second bowtie with second rounded end caps and second ends opposed to each other, and wherein a combination of the first antenna and the second antenna forms a plurality of multi-band antennas with a shared axis of symmetry; and
a diode assembly on the substrate, and connected to the first ends of the first antenna and to the second ends of the second antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,367,250

ANTENNA STRUCTURE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a housing forming an appearance of the electronic device; and
an antenna radiator disposed in an internal space formed by the housing,
wherein an opening is formed in the housing and is spaced a distance apart from a position corresponding to the antenna radiator,
wherein the opening comprises:
a first portion configured to:
align with a length direction of the antenna radiator at a position corresponding to the antenna radiator, and
penetrate the housing in a thickness direction; and
a second portion connected to the first portion, the second portion being configured to:
form a specified angle with respect to the length direction of the antenna radiator, and
penetrate the housing in the thickness direction,
wherein at least a portion of the housing, which surrounds the opening, comprises a conductive member, and
wherein at least a portion of a circumference of the opening comprises an electrical open curve.

US Pat. No. 10,367,242

IMMERSIBLE GASEOUS OXIDANT CATHODE FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL SYSTEM

NANTENERGY, INC., Scotts...

1. An oxidant reduction electrode module for immersion into an ionically conductive medium of an electrochemical cell, the oxidant reduction electrode module comprising:a housing configured to define a gaseous oxidant receiving space therein;
an oxidant reduction electrode having an oxidant facing side and an ionically conductive medium facing side, the oxidant reduction electrode mounted to said housing such that the oxidant reduction electrode defines a boundary wall for the gaseous oxidant receiving space, with the oxidant facing side facing inwardly to the gaseous oxidant receiving space and the ionically conductive medium facing side facing outwardly for exposure to the ionically conductive medium;
a gaseous oxidant inlet and a gaseous oxidant outlet coupled by a gaseous oxidant channel extending through the gaseous oxidant receiving space; and
one or more support members positioned within the gaseous oxidant receiving space, configured to prevent deformation of the oxidant reduction electrode into the gaseous oxidant receiving space when the oxidant reduction electrode is immersed into the ionically conductive medium, and direct a flow of gaseous oxidant within the gaseous oxidant channel from the gaseous oxidant inlet to the gaseous oxidant outlet; and
wherein an oxidant is allowed into the gaseous oxidant receiving space via the gaseous oxidant inlet, the oxidant reduction electrode being configured to absorb the gaseous oxidant via the oxidant facing side and reduce the gaseous oxidant during discharge of the electrochemical cell.

US Pat. No. 10,367,241

RECEIVING DEVICE FOR RECEIVING AT LEAST ONE ENERGY STORAGE COMPONENT

AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...

1. A receiving device for receiving at least one energy storage component, said receiving device comprising:at least one receiving part, which delimits at least regions of a receiving space; and
a coolant channel structure formed in the surface of the receiving part at least in regions of the surface, said coolant channel structure comprising at least one coolant channel extending meander-shaped in a symmetrical arrangement such that coolant flows through the at least one coolant channel in opposite directions, and communicating with at least one coolant inlet and with at least one coolant outlet both arranged at a centered position relative to a longitudinal axis of the at least one receiving part,
wherein the receiving device and the at least one receiving part share a common base area with a trough-shape, said trough-shape formed by borders which protrude perpendicularly from the base area of the receiving part such that the base area and borders define a volume of the receiving space delimited by the receiving part, wherein the borders are separate from the coolant channel structure.

US Pat. No. 10,367,240

BATTERY MODULE

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

1. A battery module, comprising:a plurality of pouch-type secondary batteries standing in a vertical direction and arranged in a right and left direction;
a plurality of cartridges configured to accommodate the pouch-type secondary batteries in an inner space thereof and stacked in a right and left direction;
a cooling plate made of a thermally-conductive material and disposed at a lower portion of the cartridges so that the cartridges are placed thereon, the cooling plate having an upper surface which is at least partially adhered and fixed to the cartridges by means of an adhesive; and
a plurality of cooling fins, each cooling fin being disposed to contact a surface of a respective secondary battery, and each cooling fin having a lower end contacting the cooling plate at a respective contacting surface,
wherein the plurality of cooling fins includes two adjacent cooling fins that abut against one another with the lower ends of the two adjacent cooling fins forming a shape that corresponds to a shape of the cooling plate at the entirety of the respective contacting surface and that corresponds to a shape of a lower portion of the cartridges, each cartridge being located between a respective battery and an entirety of the lower end of the respective cooling fin,
wherein the cooling plate has a convex portion formed at an upper surface thereof in an upper direction, and
wherein each cartridge has a concave portion formed at the lower portion thereof that has a shape corresponding to the convex portion of the cooling plate.

US Pat. No. 10,367,236

ANODE, CELL, AND METHOD OF STABILIZING AN ANODE FOR USE IN A LITHIUM ION ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL

OneD Material LLC, Palo ...

1. A method for conditioning an anode electrode in an electrochemical cell, the method comprising:providing an electrochemical cell comprising a silicon-comprising anode electrode, a cathode electrode, an electrolyte, and at least one micro-reference electrode, wherein the cathode electrode over anode electrode capacity ratio is between 1 and 1.3;
conditioning the anode electrode in the electrochemical cell in a half cell mode by passing a current between the anode electrode and the cathode electrode while controlling the potential between the anode electrode and the at least one micro-reference electrode to avoid Li plating until the anode electrode reaches a stabilized state; and
switching the electrochemical cell to a regular full cell mode and applying a CC-CV charging/CC discharging protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,367,233

BIOMEDICAL ENERGIZATION ELEMENTS WITH POLYMER ELECTROLYTES AND CAVITY STRUCTURES

1. A method of manufacturing a battery comprising:obtaining a cathode collector film, wherein the cathode contact film comprises titanium;
coating the cathode collector film with a carbon coating;
obtaining a first laminate layer, wherein the first laminate layer comprises a first body and at least a first release layer and pressure sensitive adhesive upon surfaces of the body;
cutting a hole in the first laminate layer;
adhering the cathode collector film with the carbon coating to the first laminate layer, wherein the hole in the first laminate layer and the cathode collector film with carbon coating create a first cavity;
depositing a transition metal oxide slurry into the first cavity and upon the carbon coating;
drying the transition metal oxide deposit;
obtaining a second laminate layer, wherein the second laminate layer comprises a second body and at least a second release layer and pressure sensitive adhesive upon surfaces of the second body;
cutting a hole in the second laminate layer;
adhering a metal foil to the second laminate layer, wherein the hole in the second laminate layer and the metal foil create a second cavity;
depositing a polymer electrolyte comprising ionic constituents into the second cavity;
drying the polymer electrolyte;
laminating the first laminate layer to the second laminate layer, wherein the first cavity and the second cavity align at least in a respective portion and the polymer electrolyte and the transition metal oxide deposit are laminated together;
cutting material from the laminate layers in a region peripheral to the first cavity and the second cavity;
encapsulating the metal foil, polymer electrolyte, transition metal oxide deposit, cathode collector, first laminate layer and second laminate layer in a biocompatible encapsulating film; and
singulating a battery element from the encapsulated metal foil, polymer electrolyte, transition metal oxide deposit, and cathode collector in a biocompatible encapsulating film.

US Pat. No. 10,367,222

MATERIALS FOR FLOW BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE AND METHODS OF USING

Alliance for Sustainable ...

1. A catholyte mixture comprising:a mediator having a first redox potential;
an cathode material having a second redox potential that is less than the first redox potential; and
a cation, wherein:
the cathode material is in a form comprising a solid particulate,
the cathode material has a first condition comprising a first oxidation state, where the cation is intercalated within the cathode material,
the cathode material has a second condition comprising a second oxidation state that is higher than the first oxidation state, where the cathode material is substantially free of the cation,
the mediator has a first condition comprising a third oxidation state and a second condition comprising a fourth oxidation state that is higher than the third oxidation state,
the cathode material is capable of being reversibly cycled between the first condition of the cathode material and the second condition of the cathode material, and
the mediator is capable of being reversibly cycled between its first condition and its second condition.

US Pat. No. 10,367,216

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING ENERGY SUPPLY IN FUEL CELL VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A method of controlling energy supply in a fuel cell vehicle, comprising steps of:storing an output current of a fuel cell as a pre-limited current when a cell voltage ratio, which is obtained by dividing a minimum cell voltage by an average cell voltage, reaches a minimum cell voltage ratio;
monitoring the cell voltage ratio;
setting a limited output current of the fuel cell as the pre-limited current when the cell voltage ratio reaches a hazard cell voltage ratio;
connecting first and second high-voltage batteries to a main bus terminal in parallel when the cell voltage ratio reaches the hazard cell voltage ratio; and
outputting a supplementary current from the second high-voltage battery by an insufficient amount of the output current of the fuel cell for the pre-limited current when the output current of the fuel cell reaches a predetermined range of the limited output current that is set as the pre-limited current.

US Pat. No. 10,367,215

FUEL CELL SYSTEM WITH VARIABLE AUXILIARY BUS VOLTAGE AND METHOD OF OPERATING THEREOF

BLOOM ENERGY CORPORATION,...

1. A method of operating a fuel cell system comprising a plurality of fuel cells and a plurality of auxiliary components located in at least one cabinet, comprising:monitoring, by a control unit, a parameter of the fuel cell system;
determining whether the parameter has violated a threshold;
in response to determining that the parameter has violated the threshold, varying an auxiliary bus voltage by a first amount, a common auxiliary bus connected to each of the auxiliary components such that each of the auxiliary components experiences the variation in auxiliary bus voltage, the auxiliary components including a fan and at least one of an electronic circuit, a glow plug, a blower, a thawing heater, a pump or a valve;
determining whether the auxiliary bus voltage has reached a voltage limit, the voltage limit preventing overloading of one of the auxiliary components; and
varying the auxiliary bus voltage to the plurality of auxiliary components by a second amount in response to determining that the auxiliary bus voltage has not reached the voltage limit.

US Pat. No. 10,367,214

FUEL CELL SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD FOR FUEL CELL SYSTEM

NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., ...

1. A fuel cell system that supplies an anode gas and a cathode gas to a fuel cell to cause the fuel cell to generate an electricity, the fuel cell system comprising:a high pressure tank that stores the anode gas in a high pressure, the anode gas being supplied to the fuel cell;
an anode gas supply passage configured to supply the anode gas to the fuel cell from the high pressure tank;
an anode pressure control valve disposed on the anode gas supply passage, the anode pressure control valve adjusting an anode gas pressure of the fuel cell;
an anode gas valve disposed between the high pressure tank and the anode pressure control valve, the anode gas valve adjusting a source pressure of the anode pressure control valve; and
a controller programmed to control to open and close the anode pressure control valve and the anode gas valve on the basis of an operating state of the fuel cell system, wherein
the controller is programmed to control the anode pressure control valve and then close the anode pressure control valve after the controller closes the anode gas valve such that a first pipe pressure becomes less than a predetermined pressure before the fuel cell system is stopped, the first pipe pressure being a pressure inside a first pipe between the anode gas valve and the anode pressure control valve in the anode gas supply passage,
the controller is programmed to open the anode pressure control valve at an activation of the fuel cell system, and
the predetermined pressure is smaller than a pressure that degrades a durability of the fuel cell at the activation of the fuel cell system.

US Pat. No. 10,367,212

FUEL CELL SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD FOR FUEL CELL SYSTEM

NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., ...

1. A fuel cell system for supplying anode gas and cathode gas to a fuel cell and causing the fuel cell to generate power according to a load, comprising:a supply passage configured to supply the anode gas to the fuel cell;
a pressure control valve provided in the supply passage, the pressure control valve being configured to adjust a pressure of the anode gas supplied to the fuel cell;
a discharge passage configured to discharge the anode gas from the fuel cell;
an ejector provided in the supply passage, the ejector being configured to suck the anode gas discharged to the discharge passage and circulate the anode gas to the fuel cell using the anode gas supplied from the pressure control valve; and
a controller configured to control the pressure control valve such that the pressure of the anode gas supplied to the fuel cell via the ejector is larger than a predetermined pressure to pulsate the pressure of the anode gas.

US Pat. No. 10,367,211

METHOD FOR MANAGING ION FILTER OF FUEL CELL VEHICLE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A method for monitoring an ion filter of a fuel cell vehicle, the method comprising steps of:measuring a differential pressure between ends of the ion filter by using pressure sensors disposed at respective ends of the ion filter;
calculating a change of the differential pressure according to a coolant flow at the ion filter; and
determining leakage of an ion resin of the ion filter or a replacement time of a cartridge having the ion resin therein using the differential pressure or the change of the differential pressure,
wherein the step of measuring the differential pressure includes measuring a difference between a pressure of a coolant inflow end and a pressure of a coolant output end of the ion filter,
wherein the step of determining includes:
determining whether the ion resin is leaked by comparing the change of the differential pressure with a predetermined decrease ratio of the differential pressure; and
determining the replacement time by comparing the differential pressure with a differential pressure according to predetermined mapping data of an operation speed of a coolant pump and the coolant flow at the ion filter, and
wherein the method further comprises a step of, before the step of measuring the differential pressure, setting a value of the differential pressure according to the predetermined mapping data.

US Pat. No. 10,367,207

FUEL CELL STACK INCLUDING A PLURALITY OF FUEL CELLS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER ...

1. A fuel cell stack, comprising:a plurality of fuel cells in which a fuel electrode, a solid oxide electrolyte, and an air electrode are sequentially laminated;
an interconnector that electrically connects the fuel cells which are adjacent to each other; and
an interconnector connecting layer that is interposed directly between the air electrode and the interconnector,
wherein the interconnector connecting layer is formed from a material, which is expressed by a composition formula of (La1-x-ySrxCay)zMnO3-A ppm SiO2-D ppm MgO (provided that, 0

US Pat. No. 10,367,202

ELECTRODES, COMPOSITIONS, AND DEVICES HAVING HIGH STRUCTURE CARBON BLACKS

Cabot Corporation, Bosto...

1. An electrode for an energy storage device, comprising:a lithium ion-based electroactive material; and
carbon black particles having (a) a Brunauer-Emmett-Teller (BET) surface area ranging from 70 to 120 m2/g; (b) an oil absorption number (OAN) ranging from 180 to 310 mL/100 g; (c) a surface energy less than or equal to 15 mJ/m2; and (d) either an La crystallite size less than or equal to 29 ?, or a primary particle size less than or equal to 24 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,367,201

NEGATIVE ELECTRODE INCLUDING A POLYMERIC SINGLE-ION CONDUCTOR COATING

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

8. An electrochemical cell, comprising:a positive electrode; and
a negative electrode consisting essentially of:
a metal substrate selected from the group consisting of lithium, sodium, and zinc; and
a polymeric single-ion conductor coating formed on a surface of the metal substrate, the polymeric single-ion conductor coating formed of a polymeric metal salt having a polymeric backbone and pendent metal salt groups attached to the polymeric backbone;
wherein the polymeric single-ion conductor coating faces the positive electrode and the polymeric backbone is selected from the group consisting of polyolefin, polyvinylidene fluoride, polyethylene oxide, polyimide, and co-polymers thereof, and the pendent metal salt groups are attached directly to one of the polyolefin, polyvinylidene fluoride, polyethylene oxide, and polyimide, and
wherein the polymeric single-ion conductor coating has a comb-like structure where the polymeric backbone extends across the surface and the pendent metal salt groups are attached to the polymeric backbone so as to extend outward and away from the surface at a predetermined position.

US Pat. No. 10,367,198

NEGATIVE ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR ELECTRIC DEVICE

NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., ...

1. A negative electrode active material for a lithium ion secondary battery, comprising: an alloy consisting of Si in a range of greater than or equal to 27% by mass and less than or equal to 52% by mass, Sn in a range of greater than 10% by mass and less than or equal to 40% by mass, V in a range of greater than or equal to 20% by mass and less than or equal to 63% by mass, and inevitable impurities as a residue.

US Pat. No. 10,367,193

METHODS OF PREPARING ANODES USING TIN AS ACTIVE MATERIAL

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. A method for preparing a lithium ion cell comprising:attaching nanoparticles to anode active material particles that comprise 5-80% tin, wherein the nanoparticles are at least one order of magnitude smaller than the anode active material particles,
preparing an anode from the anode active material particles having the attached nanoparticles, and
preparing a lithium ion cell using the prepared anode.

US Pat. No. 10,367,192

ALUMINUM ANODE ACTIVE MATERIAL

StoreDot Ltd., Herzeliya...

1. An anode comprising anode active material particles which comprise aluminum particles, wherein a lithium-containing layer replaces a native oxide on the surface of the aluminum particles.

US Pat. No. 10,367,189

ANODE-FREE RECHARGEABLE BATTERY

Battelle Memorial Institu...

1. An assembled rechargeable cell comprising:in a state having charge,
a. an anode current collector,
b. a cathode containing lithium cations intercalated within the cathode,
c. a separator positioned between the anode current collector and the cathode,
d. a liquid electrolyte including a salt or salt mixture dissolved in a solvent or solvent mixture, wherein the salt or salt mixture comprises lithium bis(fluorosulfonyl)imide (LiFSI), lithium hexafluoroarsenate (LiAsF6), lithium trifluoromethanesulfonate (LiCF3SO3), lithium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide (LiTFSI), lithium bis(oxalato)borate (LiBOB), lithium difluoro(oxalato)borate (LiDFOB), lithium perchlorate (LiClO4), lithium tetrafluoroborate (LiBF4), or a mixture thereof, wherein the solvent is an ether or solvent mixture which comprises 1,2-dimethoxyethane (DME), diglyme, triglyme, tetraglyme, diethyl ether, 1,3-dioxolane, 1,4-dioxane, tetrahydrofuran, 2,5-dimethyltetrahydrofuran, ethylene carbonate, propylene carbonate, dimethyl carbonate, ethyl methyl carbonate, diethyl carbonate, vinylene carbonate, fluoroethylene carbonate, vinyl ethylene carbonate, trimethyl phosphate, triethyl phosphate, triphenyl phosphate, tris(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)phosphate, tris(2,2,2-trifluoroethyl)phosphite, dimethyl sulfone, ethyl methyl sulfone, sulfolane, sulfoxide, acetonitrile, propionitrile, butyronitrile, or a mixture thereof, wherein the concentration of the lithium cation in the electrolyte is between 3-8 M, wherein the separator is infused with the electrolyte including the salt or salt mixture dissolved in the solvent, and wherein the salt or salt mixture and the solvent or solvent mixture are selected to provide the assembled rechargeable cell with an average Coulombic Efficiency of at least 99% after the first ten cycles, and
e. an in situ-formed anode on a surface of the anode current collector facing the separator; and
in an uncharged state,
a. the anode current collector, wherein the assembled rechargeable cell does not comprise an anode in the uncharged state,
b. the cathode containing lithium cations intercalated within the cathode,
c. the separator positioned between the anode current collector and the cathode, and
d. the liquid electrolyte including a salt or salt mixture dissolved in a solvent or solvent mixture.

US Pat. No. 10,367,183

ASSEMBLED BATTERY

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. An assembled battery comprising:a case which retains a plurality of single batteries arranged side by side and each provided with a positive electrode terminal and a negative electrode terminal on one surface;
an insulation cover which covers one surface side of the plurality of single batteries retained in the case;
a bus bar which electrically connects the terminals adjacent to each other of the plurality of single batteries and is exposed from the insulation cover; and
a circuit board which is fixed to the case via a gap provided above the insulation cover, wherein
an elastic contact member is attached to a back surface of the circuit board facing the insulation cover, the elastic contact member being disposed in the gap between the circuit board and the insulation cover and being in pressure contact with the bus bar, and
a support member is provided on the insulation cover or the bus bar so as to be in contact with a front surface of the circuit board on an opposite side of the back surface of the circuit board to support the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,367,178

TAMPER PROOF BATTERY ENCLOSURE

Sky Medical Technology Lt...

1. An electronic device comprising:a plastic casing defining an interior and an exterior, the interior defining a cavity housing a printed circuit board, an electrical cell, and a metal retaining clip for retaining said electrical cell in electrical contact with the printed circuit board, the casing including an integral cover which is configured to permit access to the interior of the casing;
wherein the integral cover is formed as part of the casing, and the cover is a portion of the casing, and the casing includes portions which are configured to be weaker relative to the cover, said portions joining the cover to a remainder of the casing, such that said portions may be broken by the application of sufficient force, to allow at least a part of the cover to be separated from the remainder of the casing, thereby creating an aperture permitting access to the interior of the casing;
and wherein the retaining clip separates the electrical cell from the cover, and the retaining clip is larger than the aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,367,175

MULTICAVITY BATTERY MODULE

Bosch Bettery Systems LLC...

1. A battery module, the battery module including a battery module housing and an electrochemical cell disposed in the battery module housing,the battery module housing including
a first exterior wail comprising a first sheet of a first flexible laminate material,
a second exterior wall comprising a second sheet of the first flexible laminate material, the second exterior wall, together with the first exterior wall, defining an interior space therebetween, and
at least one interior wall that segregates the interior space into at least two cavities, the at least one interior wall comprising a third sheet of the first flexible laminate material, the third sheet being disposed between the first sheet and the second sheet in a stacked arrangement of the first sheet, the second sheet and the third sheet, wherein
the electrochemical cell is disposed in one of the at least two cavities, the electrochemical cell comprising a cell housing that is formed of a second flexible laminate material, and an electrode assembly that is disposed inside the cell housing, and
a peripheral edge of the first exterior wall, a peripheral edge of the second exterior wall, and a peripheral edge of the at least one interior wall are joined together at a single, common seal joint.

US Pat. No. 10,367,166

DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING DAM WITH PLATE-SHAPED FILLERS

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...

1. A display device, comprising:a first substrate;
an emitting diode on the first substrate;
a second substrate on the emitting diode; and
a dam between the first substrate and the second substrate and surrounding the emitting diode, the dam including a resin and plate-shaped fillers,
wherein the plate-shaped fillers are arranged to be non-parallel to a surface of the first substrate, and
wherein the plate-shaped fillers in the dam at one side of the display device are arranged in a first direction, and the plate-shaped fillers in the dam at an opposite side of the display device is arranged in a second direction that is non-parallel to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,367,141

OPTO-ELECTRICAL DEVICES INCORPORATING METAL NANOWIRES

Cambrios Film Solutions C...

1. A process, comprising:forming a donor film, comprising:
forming a matrix on a release liner, wherein the matrix has a first surface;
depositing a plurality of nanostructures on the first surface of the matrix;
reflowing the matrix; and
pressing the plurality of nanostructures into the matrix after reflowing the matrix;
providing a partial optical stack comprising a substrate, a cathode overlying the substrate, and an organic stack overlying the cathode, wherein the partial optical stack has a first surface; and
contacting the first surface of the matrix with the first surface of the partial optical stack.

US Pat. No. 10,367,135

METHOD OF FABRICATING A BASE PLATE FOR PIEZO ACTUATION

INTRI-PLEX TECHNOLOGIES, ...

1. A method of fabricating a base plate for a head suspension assembly that prevents interlocking of multiple base plates when packaged together and adds structural integrity during shipping, the method comprising:providing a plate;
creating at least one opening through the plate, the plate including a first spanning portion that extends from a first side of the at least one opening to a second side of the at least one opening;
lancing the first spanning portion adjacent the first side and adjacent the second side, so that the first spanning portion becomes removable by a reduced shear force where lanced;
leaving the first spanning portion in place;
packaging base plates with the first spanning portion in place for shipping to a destination; and
removing the first spanning portion from each base plate upon receipt at the destination.

US Pat. No. 10,367,126

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

XIAMEN SANAN OPTOELECTRON...

1. A light-emitting device, comprising:a base including insulating parts and at least two metal blocks;
at least two light-emitting diode (LED) chips over the base; wherein each LED chip is configured over one of the at least two metal blocks that is associated with the each LED chip;
a water-soluble paste between the each LED chip and the associated metal block configured to fix the each LED chip and to conduct heat; and
a packaging glue covering the each LED chip;
wherein:
a bottom of the each LED chip, the water-soluble paste, and the associated metal block form an all-metal thermal conducting path;
a lower surface of the associated metal block is larger than an upper surface of the associated metal block to facilitate heat dissipation;
the upper surface of the associated metal block is larger than the bottom of the each LED chip and the water-soluble paste such that the entire bottom of the each LED is configured to dissipate heat to the upper surface of the associated metal block;
the upper and lower surfaces of the associated metal block are flat to reduce a package size; and
a side of the each LED chip distal from the base has a first electrode and a second electrode; neither of the first and second electrodes is directly connected to the associated metal block, but instead one of the first and second electrodes is connected by wiring to a neighboring metal block, over which another light-emitting element is configured, thereby increasing wire bonding space.

US Pat. No. 10,367,122

INTEGRATED COLOUR LED MICRO-DISPLAY

Facebook Technologies, LL...

1. An integrated light emitting diode (LED) micro-display, comprising:a color converter configured to change wavelength of light, the color converter including:
a color conversion layer; and
a long pass filter on the color conversion layer, wherein the long pass filter allows converted light by the color conversion layer to pass from the color conversion layer, and recycles unconverted light;
a micro-LED array connected to the color converter, the LED array configured to form electrical connections and pump light into the color converter; and
a backplane controller for the micro-LED array including an electronic drive layer, the color conversion layer of the color converter producing light at a longer wavelength than the pumped light from the micro-LED array.

US Pat. No. 10,367,118

LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE

EPISTAR CORPORATION, Hsi...

1. A light-emitting diode, comprising:an active layer;
an upper semiconductor stack on the active layer and comprising a window layer; and
a lower semiconductor stack below the active layer and comprising multiple semiconductor layers which combined have a thickness smaller than or equal to 1 ?m,
wherein the multiple semiconductor layers comprise a confining layer below the active layer, a cladding layer below the confining layer, a buffer layer below the cladding layer and a lower contact layer below the cladding layer.

US Pat. No. 10,367,114

BIOLOGICAL DETECTION DEVICE AND PROCESSING METHOD OF THE SAME

Shenzhen Goodix Technolog...

1. A biological detection device, comprising: a chip, a light emitter, a circuit board and a covering layer;wherein the chip comprises a photoelectric converter, the covering layer is covered on the chip, the photoelectric converter and the light emitter;
the covering layer is passed through by light emitted by the light emitter;
the photoelectric converter receives light reflected by an object to be detected through the covering layer, wherein the light is emitted by the light emitter and irradiates the object to be detected through the covering layer;
the photoelectric converter performs photoelectric converting on the reflected light to obtain an electrical signal;
the chip detects the object to be detected according to the electrical signal; and
the circuit board provides a communication channel and power supply for the chip, the light emitter and the photoelectric converter;
wherein the light emitter is at least used for emitting infrared light, and the covering layer comprises a protection layer and a color layer;
wherein the color layer comprises at least one layer of infrared ray (IR) oil ink.

US Pat. No. 10,367,111

APD FOCAL PLANE ARRAYS WITH BACKSIDE VIAS

ARGO AI, LLC, Pittsburgh...

1. An article comprising a plurality of avalanche photodiodes (APDs), each APD comprising:a substrate layer having a first surface proximal to a back side of the APD and a second surface, wherein, in operation, input light is received at the first surface of the substrate layer and propagates toward the second surface thereof;
a buffer layer having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the first surface of the buffer layer abuts the second surface of the substrate layer;
active device layers, one surface of which abuts the second surface of the buffer layer; and
a via extending from the first surface of the substrate layer and passing at least partially through the substrate layer towards the second surface thereof extending, at most, to the first surface of the buffer layer, wherein the via is offset from the active device layers and does not deliver light to an active region of the active device layers.