US Pat. No. 10,924,500

SYSTEM TO DETECT BEHAVIOUR IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Koninklijke KPN N.V., Ro...

1. A system comprising:a telecommunications network configured to identify mobile telecommunications device and comprising a core network and a base station, wherein the base station is configured to receive radio signals from the mobile telecommunications device and further process the radio signals into processed signals and to transmit the processed signals to the core network,
wherein the telecommunications network is arranged to count in the core network a number of occurrences of a certain predetermined signal associated with the mobile telecommunications device, the certain predetermined signal representing an interaction between network devices in the core network for normal processing of signals,
and wherein the telecommunications network is further arranged to register when the number of occurrences of the certain predetermined signal exceeds a level indicating acceptable behaviour of the mobile telecommunications device in the telecommunications network,
wherein the certain predetermined signal indicates handover of the mobile telecommunications device.

US Pat. No. 10,924,482

VIRTUAL SERVICE AUTHORIZATION

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:obtaining, from a service, an application programming interface (API) request to access a resource hosted by a computing resource service provider, wherein the API request includes information indicating a first identifier of the resource and a first representation of an operation to perform using the resource;
determining, based at least in part on data associated with the resource, that the first identifier and the first representation are insufficient to access a portion of the resource hosted by the computing resource service provider and the API request corresponds to a custom-defined API request, wherein the custom-defined API request is a transformed representation of the API request defined by a customer of the computing resource service provider;
generating, based at least in part on set of mapping rules corresponding to the resource, the first identifier and the first representation, the custom-defined API request to include a second identifier of the resource and a second representation of the operation, wherein the set of mapping rules is encoded in metadata of the resource;
causing the computing resource service provider to enforce a set of authorization rules to the custom-defined API request to determine that fulfillment of the custom-defined API request is authorized; and
as a result of determining that fulfillment of the custom-defined API request is authorized, accessing, based at least in part on the second identifier and the second representation, the portion.

US Pat. No. 10,924,472

WEARABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICES FOR SECURED TRANSACTION AND COMMUNICATION

SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOG...

1. A wearable device for capacitive coupled communications, the wearable device comprising:capacitive sensor transceiver circuitry configured to receive a capacitive coupled signal from a host device, wherein the capacitive coupled signal is received through a body of a user of the wearable device and is modulated to include a request for authentication data including encrypted identification information identifying the wearable device to authenticate the wearable device with the host device, and wherein the capacitive coupled signal is an electrical signal; and
processing circuitry in communication with the capacitive sensor transceiver circuitry to process the received capacitive coupled signal, and transmit, by the wearable device, authentication data, stored in a memory of the wearable device, comprising encrypted identification information and password information modulated on a capacitive coupled reply signal to the host device,
wherein the capacitive coupled reply signal modulated with the authentication data is transmitted through the body of the user of the wearable device, wherein the capacitive sensor transceiver circuitry is configured to receive another capacitive coupled signal from the host device modulated with information including a confirmation indicating a successful authentication of the wearable device with the host device and indicating that the host device is ready for operation, and
wherein in response to the received confirmation, the processing circuitry causes the wearable device to stop transmitting the authentication data.

US Pat. No. 10,924,448

CONTENT DELIVERY FROM HOME NETWORKS

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a routing device of a home network, a request for content from a first device of the home network, the request identifying the content using an IPv6 address for the content;
determining, by the routing device of the home network in response to receiving the request for the content, whether the content is stored in a cache of a second device of the home network, wherein each of a plurality of devices of the home network is operative to advertise presence of the content and the IPv6 address of the content to other of the plurality of devices of the home network;
upon determining the content is stored in the cache of the second device, determining, by the routing device of the home network, that accessing the content from the second device in the home network has a lower latency than accessing the content from a content server;
sending, by the routing device of the home network in response to determining that accessing the content from the second device has a lower latency than accessing the content from a content server, the request to the second device for the content using the IPv6 address of the content; and
forwarding the content to the first device from the second device, wherein the first and second devices are part of the same layer 2 domain.

US Pat. No. 10,924,423

ADAPTIVE MECHANISM TO ADJUST UDT PACKET SIZE BASED ON ACTUAL NETWORK CONDITION

Citrix Systems, Inc., Fo...

1. A method for adaptive packet sizing, comprising:transmitting, by a first device to a second device, a first packet having a first size;
receiving, by the first device from the second device, a negative acknowledgement for the first packet;
determining, by the first device, that a number of received negative acknowledgements for the first packet exceeds a threshold;
adding, by the first device, a first size window corresponding to the first size to a transmission filter, the transmission filter preventing transmission of packets having a size corresponding to the first size window;
generating, by the first device, a first subpacket and a second subpacket from the first packet, responsive to determining that the number of received negative acknowledgements for the first packet exceeds the threshold; and
transmitting, by the first device to the second device, the first subpacket and the second subpacket.

US Pat. No. 10,924,420

MULTI-DIMENSIONAL EVENT ENGINE FOR USE WITH HIGHLY AVAILABLE NETWORK TOPOLOGY

WALMART APOLLO, LLC, Ben...

1. A system comprising:one or more processors; and
one or more non-transitory media storing computing instructions configured to run on the one or more processors and perform:
initiating a cluster of controller instances for executing a multi-dimensional event engine;
configuring the cluster of controller instances in a topology, wherein the topology applies a distributed lock to designate an active controller instance selected from the cluster of controller instances to be utilized as the multi-dimensional event engine, wherein the active controller instance, as selected, is configured to:
detect a current level of network traffic;
receive messages from an order management system;
select a transmission rate for sending the messages to one or more fulfillment centers based on the current level of the network traffic that is detected and based on a set of base dimensions comprising (i) a time dimension indicating a time period and (ii) a batch size dimension; and
transmit the messages to the one or more fulfillment centers in accordance with the transmission rate; and
in response to detecting changes in the current level of the network traffic, dynamically adjusting the transmission rate for sending the messages to the one or more fulfillment centers to create an adjusted transmission rate by adjusting at least the batch size dimension indicating a threshold number of the messages for a batch.

US Pat. No. 10,924,410

TRAFFIC DISTRIBUTION MAPPING IN A SERVICE-ORIENTED SYSTEM

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system, comprising:a plurality of computing devices configured to implement a traffic distribution mapping system and a service-oriented system, wherein the service-oriented system comprises a plurality of services including a particular service and one or more additional services, wherein the services comprise application programming interfaces (APIs), and wherein the traffic distribution mapping system is configured to:
determine a plurality of call paths representing service interactions among the plurality of services over a period of time, wherein the plurality of call paths include the particular service, and wherein the plurality of call paths are determined based on tracing a sampling of service calls among the plurality of services;
determine numbers of traced samples over the period of time for individual ones of the call paths;
determine total call volumes at individual ones of the services over the period of time;
determine, based at least in part on the numbers of traced samples for individual ones of the call paths and the total call volumes at individual ones of the services, one or more estimated call ratios between the particular service and one or more APIs of one or more of the additional services over the period of time; and
determine, based at least in part on the one or more estimated call ratios and the total call volumes, one or more call volumes between the particular service and one or more APIs of one or more of the additional services over the period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,924,402

METHOD AND SERVER FOR DETERMINING A MAPPING ADDRESS OF A DATA STREAM

1. A method for determining a mapping address of a data stream, comprising:receiving a newly created current data stream, and recording a configuration identifier and a route identifier of the current data stream;
querying, according to source information of the current data stream, a historical data stream that matches the current data stream, wherein the source information includes at least a source transport protocol, a source address, and a source port, and the historical data stream includes a target mapping address; and
comparing the configuration identifier and the route identifier of the current data stream with a configuration identifier and a route identifier of the historical data stream, and determining, according to a comparison result, whether the current data stream continues to use the target mapping address of the historical data stream.

US Pat. No. 10,924,394

COMPUTING LABEL-SWITCHED DATA COMMUNICATION PATHS

KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES SIN...

1. A system for validating label-switched data communication paths, the system comprising:at least one processor; and
a multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) operations, administration, and maintenance (OAM) emulator, implemented on the at least one processor, and configured for emulating an MPLS element in a label-switched network and for:
receiving, from a path computation element (PCE) for the label-switching network, a segment routing (SR) explicit route object (ERG) for a label-switched path (LSP) determined by the PCE using synchronization status information for a plurality of routing nodes in the label-switched network;
sending an MPLS echo request to a plurality of downstream routing nodes specified by the SR ERG;
receiving a respective MPLS echo reply from each of the downstream routing nodes; and
validating the LSP using the MPLS echo replies using sent and
received timestamps and, in response to validating the LSP, transitioning the LSP state from down to up;
wherein sending an MPLS echo request to the downstream routing nodes comprises sending the MPLS echo request with a target forwarding equivalence class (FEC) stack type-length-value (TLV) for validating the LSP.

US Pat. No. 10,924,377

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR APPLICATION SCRIPTS FOR CROSS-DOMAIN APPLICATIONS

Citrix Systems, Inc., Fo...

1. A method for executing in an embedded browser an application script for network applications of different origins, the method comprising:(a) establishing, by a client application, a first one or more sessions with a first one or more network applications of a first entity at a first origin via an embedded browser within the client application;
(b) establishing, by the client application, a second one or more sessions with a second one or more network applications of a second entity at a second origin via the embedded browser within the client application;
(c) identifying, by a scripting engine within the client application of a client device of a user at a third origin, an application script comprising instructions to interact with each the first one or more networks applications of the first entity at the first origin and the second one or more network applications of the second entity at the second origin; and
(d) executing, by the scripting engine, the instructions of the application script to perform a first portion of a task using a first network application of the first one or more networks applications of the first entity at the first origin and to perform a second portion of the task using a second network application of the second one or more network applications of the second entity at the second origin.

US Pat. No. 10,924,375

APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR PROBING THE STATUS OF UNREACHABLE VIRTUAL INTERFACES PARTITIONED ON REMOTE PHYSICAL INTERFACES

Juniper Networks, Inc, S...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a proxy node within a network, an echo request from a probing node within the network;
identifying, within the echo request, a type of probe to be performed in connection with the echo request;
determining, based at least in part on the type of probe identified within the echo request, that a proxy interface included on the proxy node is to probe a status of a virtual interface partitioned on a physical interface, wherein:
the virtual interface is one of a plurality of virtual interfaces that are partitioned on the physical interface;
the physical interface is included on a physical node that implements Single Root Input/Output Virtualization (SR-IOV); and
the physical node creates the plurality of virtual interfaces via the SR-IOV;
probing, via the proxy interface, the status of the virtual interface partitioned on the physical interface by way of a virtual function index assigned to the virtual interface; and
sending, to the probing node, an echo reply that identifies the status of the virtual interface partitioned on the physical interface.

US Pat. No. 10,924,327

AUTONOMOUS SERVER AGENTS

JumpCloud, Inc., Louisvi...

1. A method for server management, comprising:registering, at a first server, a unique identifier of an agent running on a second server;
establishing a secure connection between the agent and the first server based at least in part on the registering;
receiving, at the agent, a server management task to manage the second server based at least in part on establishing the secure connection, the server management task comprising a command that an operating system of the second server supports, wherein the server management task is a disk space management task, a log monitoring task, a system configuration task, an email communication task, a security threat identification task, a security threat neutralization task, a user management task, or any combination thereof; and
accepting, at the agent, the server management task.

US Pat. No. 10,924,302

INTEGRATED COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND SERVICE PROVISIONING METHOD THEREOF

Sercomm Corporation, Tai...

1. An integrated communication system with a cellular mobile network, comprising:a core network entity, residing in a core network of the cellular mobile network and used for connecting to a base station in the cellular mobile network;
a service provisioning system, conformed to a wired network other than the cellular mobile network; and
an intermediary apparatus, connecting between the core network entity and the service provisioning system, receiving a configuration data with a first format conformed to the wired network from the service provisioning system, and transforming the configuration data into a configuration command with a second format conformed to the cellular mobile network,
wherein the configuration data indicates the configuration command, the first format is related to a cable service specification, and the second format is related to a core network specification;
wherein the core network entity operates according to the configuration command,
wherein the configuration data is related to Internet service provision for at least one user equipment in the cellular mobile network,
wherein the service provisioning system comprises
a first dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) server,
wherein in response to an existence of the first DHCP server being recognized according to a DHCP discovery message, the intermediary apparatus obtaining the configuration data for the intermediary apparatus from the service provisioning system through trivial file transfer protocol (TFTP),
wherein the configuration data is about Internet Protocol (IP) address assignment, and
a second DHCP server,
wherein in response to an existence of the second DHCP server being recognized according to the DHCP discovery message, the intermediary apparatus obtaining another configuration data for the core network entity from the service provisioning system through TFTP.

US Pat. No. 10,924,256

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FULL DUPLEX CANCELLATION

1. A method comprising:determining, via a processor, a residual interference signal based on a combination of an interference signal and a passive suppression of the interference signal, the passive suppression of the interference signal being calculated based on characteristics of a medium through which the interference signal passes and one or more of: previously transmitted signals, an antenna position, a signal frequency, or estimates from pilot signals; and
applying, via the processor, digital cancellation to the residual interference signal based on the passive suppression of the interference signal.

US Pat. No. 10,924,254

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR LONG-DISTANCE FULL-DUPLEX WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

KIWI TECHNOLOGY INC., Hs...

1. A method for long-distance full-duplex wireless communication, adapted to a communication system that includes one or more wireless gateway modules connecting one or more terminal nodes through multi-channel technology to receive data from every terminal node, a wireless transmission module for transmitting data, and a control circuit connecting to the one or more wireless gateway modules and the wireless transmission module via a connection line, the method comprising:receiving data from a terminal node by a wireless gateway module, wherein the data is an uplink packet transmitted from the terminal node via a channel within a preset time slot, wherein the preset time slot and the channel of the uplink packet are stored in a memory of the terminal node, and different terminal nodes transmit the uplink packets within different preset time slots or different channels;
after receiving the data, the wireless gateway module generating a response packet within a next preset time slot, wherein the data is transformed to a downlink packet; and
determining a transmission channel by the wireless transmission module to transmit the downlink packet.

US Pat. No. 10,924,250

UE OPERATION WITH REDUCED POWER CONSUMPTION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for a user equipment (UE) to receive physical downlink control channels (PDCCHs) from a master node (MN) or from a secondary node (SN), the method comprising:receiving an indication for a first number of cells Ncells,MCGcap and for a second number of cells Ncells,SCGcap, wherein MCG denotes a master cell group for the MN and SCG denotes a secondary cell group for the SN;
determining a first total number of PDCCH candidates MPDCCH,MCGtotal,? for Ncells,MCGDL,? downlink (DL) cells of the MN over a time period according to Ncells,MCGcap, wherein ? is a subcarrier spacing (SCS) configuration for an active bandwidth part (BWP) for each of the Ncells,MCGDL,? DL cells; and
determining a second total number of PDCCH candidates MPDCCH,SCGtotal,? for Ncells,SCGDL,? DL cells of the SN over the time period according to Ncells,SCGcap, wherein ? is a SCS configuration for the active BWP for each of the Ncells,SCGDL,? DL cells.

US Pat. No. 10,924,245

DMRS DESIGN FOR SPS ASSIGNED TRAFFIC

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:receiving, at a user equipment (UE), a demodulation reference signal (DMRS) during a semi-persistent scheduling (SPS) slot;
selecting a DMRS sequence from a plurality of DMRS sequences in order to detect the DMRS, wherein the selection of the DMRS sequence is based on one of a slot offset value or a type of traffic; and
determining whether a packet transmitted during the SPS slot is intended for the UE based on detecting the DMRS using the selected DMRS sequence,
wherein the selecting the DMRS sequence from the plurality of DMRS sequences based on the slot offset value comprises:
identifying an assigned SPS slot allocated to the UE by a base station, with the UE scheduled to receive a periodic packet from the base station during the assigned SPS slot;
determining the slot offset value for the UE based on identification of a difference between the SPS slot and the assigned SPS slot that is allocated to the UE; and
selecting the DMRS sequence based on the slot offset value.

US Pat. No. 10,924,244

CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION FEEDBACK METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A channel state information (CSI) feedback method, the method comprising:sending, by a network device, a configuration message to a user equipment, wherein the configuration message comprises information about a physical uplink control channel resource configured for feeding back channel station information (CSI) of the user equipment, the physical uplink control channel resource comprising two physical resource block (PRB) pairs, each PRB pair comprising two PRBs distributed in two timeslots, the two PRBs being configured to transmit a physical uplink control channel, and each of the timeslots comprising one of the two PRBs, wherein the information about the physical uplink control channel resource indicates whether the two timeslots are two same consecutive timeslots or two different consecutive timeslots; and
receiving, by the network device, the CSI sent by the user equipment on the physical uplink control channel resource.

US Pat. No. 10,924,240

SOUNDING REFERENCE SIGNAL TRANSMISSION TO INDICATE A VIRTUAL ANTENNA PORT

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication performed by a user equipment (UE), comprising:transmitting a sounding reference signal (SRS) on a plurality of antenna ports mapped to a first SRS resource of an SRS resource set for the UE to use to transmit the SRS to a base station; and
transmitting the SRS on one or more virtual antenna ports mapped to a second SRS resource of the SRS resource set,
a quantity of the one or more virtual antenna ports mapped to the second SRS resource being different from a quantity of the plurality of antenna ports mapped to the first SRS resource.

US Pat. No. 10,924,223

METHOD OF MANAGING HARQ BUFFER FOR NR

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method performed by a user device, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, a configuration of configured scheduling including a configured uplink grant for new transmission of data in a time interval and a radio network temporary identifier (RNTI);
determining a hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) process for the time interval;
removing data stored in a buffer of the HARQ process based on the user device not using the configured uplink grant to transmit data in the time interval;
receiving, from the base station, downlink control information (DCI) addressed to the RNTI, the DCI including a request for retransmission from the HARQ process and a second uplink grant for the retransmission; and
after removing the data stored in the buffer of the HARQ process, ignoring, the request for retransmission from the HARQ process.

US Pat. No. 10,924,210

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND DEVICE FOR DETERMINING POLAR CODE ENCODING AND DECODING

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A polar code encoding and decoding method in a communications system, comprising:obtaining a basic quantized sequence, wherein the basic quantized sequence comprises a quantized value representing a reliability corresponding to a polarized subchannel;
obtaining a target quantized sequence based on the basic quantized sequence, wherein a relative magnitude relationship between elements in the target quantized sequence is nested with a relative magnitude relationship between elements in the basic quantized sequence;
determining K largest quantized values in the target quantized sequence based on a non-fixed bit sequence length K, and using polarized subchannels corresponding to the K largest quantized values, as a non-fixed bit position set; and
performing polar code encoding or decoding based on the non-fixed bit position set.

US Pat. No. 10,924,195

BOUNCED RAY TUBES WITH PREPROCESSING OF VISIBILITY

Polaris Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A method for ray launching, comprising:receiving, by a data-processing system, a dataset that is representative of a first structure and a second structure within an environment, wherein the first structure and the second structure are defined in the dataset as having a first surface and a second surface, respectively;
determining, by the data-processing system, whether a reference point within each corresponding tile in a second plurality of tiles into which the second surface is partitioned, is visible or not from a reference point of a first spawning tile in a first plurality of tiles into which the first surface is partitioned, wherein an indication of the visibility of each corresponding tile from the first spawning tile is stored into a computer memory;
projecting, by the data-processing system, a first set of incident ray tubes from the reference point of the first spawning tile to the tiles in the second plurality of tiles, wherein each ray tube in the first set of incident ray tubes is projected toward and defined by a corresponding tile in the second plurality of tiles, including a first incident ray tube projected toward and defined by a first incident tile having a first point, and wherein each ray tube in the first set of incident ray tubes is projected based on i) each of the corresponding tiles in the second plurality of tiles lying within a region defined by bounced ray tube edges of a first precursor ray tube that is incident on the first spawning tile and ii) the stored indication of the visibility of each of the corresponding tiles in the second plurality of tiles from the first spawning tile;
bouncing, by the data-processing system, the first incident ray tube from the first incident tile, wherein the bouncing of the first incident ray tube results in a first bounced ray tube;
evaluating, by the data-processing system, an incidence of bounced ray tubes at a predetermined receive point within the environment, wherein at least one of the bounced ray tubes is based on the first bounced ray tube; and
presenting, by the data-processing system, a propagation result that is based on the evaluating of the incidence of bounced ray tubes.

US Pat. No. 10,924,187

OPTICAL TRANSCEIVER WITH A PLURALITY OF BUILT-IN OPTICAL SUBASSEMBLIES

Sumitomo Electric Industr...

1. An optical transceiver comprising:a plurality of optical subassemblies each configured to perform photoelectric conversion between a single optical signal and a single electric signal;
a circuit board including a circuit mounted thereon, the circuit being electrically connected to each of the optical subassemblies;
an optical multiplexer/demultiplexer including a plurality of internal fibers, the optical multiplexer/demultiplexer being optically connected to each of the optical subassemblies through each of the internal fibers and configured to multiplex the single optical signal to generate an optical transmission signal or demultiplex an optical reception signal to generate the single optical signal;
a receptacle optically connected to the optical multiplexer/demultiplexer and configured to transmit the optical transmission signal to an outside and receive the optical reception signal; and
a holding member configured to hold the optical subassemblies and engaged with the circuit board, wherein
the holding member includes a first guide configured to guide at least any one of the internal fibers and a second guide configured to detour at least any one of the internal fibers different from the at least one internal fiber guided by the first guide with respect to the first guide,
the optical subassemblies include a first optical subassembly and a second optical subassembly disposed on an inner side in a lateral direction of the optical transceiver relative to a position of the first optical subassembly,
the internal fibers include a first internal fiber and a second internal fiber,
the optical multiplexer/demultiplexer is optically connected to the first optical subassembly through the first internal fiber and optically connected to the second optical subassembly through the second internal fiber,
the first guide guides the first internal fiber,
the second guide guides the second internal fiber, and
a length of the first internal fiber is set equal to a length of the second internal fiber.

US Pat. No. 10,924,184

TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, TRANSMISSION METHOD, RECEPTION APPARATUS, AND RECEPTION METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A transmission apparatus comprising:circuitry configured to:
perform a high dynamic range opto-electronic conversion on high dynamic range video data to obtain transmission video data;
perform encoding processing on the transmission video data to obtain a video stream;
transmit a container including the video stream, program information, and event information, and transmit a layer of the video stream; and
insert first metadata information indicating a standard dynamic range opto-electronic transfer characteristic into the layer of the video stream, the layer corresponding to a first region of video usability information (VUI) of a sequence parameter set (SPS) network abstract layer (NAL) unit, and insert second metadata information indicating a high dynamic range opto-electronic transfer characteristic into a layer of the container.

US Pat. No. 10,924,176

NEXT GENERATION IN-BUILDING RELAY SYSTEM AND METHOD

KT CORPORATION, Gyeonggi...

1. A next generation in-building relay system comprising:a fifth generation (5G) signal providing unit configured to down-convert a millimeter wave radio frequency signal to an intermediate frequency signal;
a 5G master hub unit configured to convert the intermediate frequency signal into a radio over fiber (RoF) signal, which is an analog optical signal, and transmit the RoF signal;
an optical coupling unit configured to couple a digital optical signal output from a master hub unit and the analog optical signal output from the 5G master hub unit and transmit the coupled signal to an optical cable; and
an optical distribution unit configured to separate the digital optical signal and the analog optical signal from the coupled signal transmitted from the optical coupling unit, transmit the digital optical signal to a remote optical relay unit, and transmit the analog optical signal to distributed remote units, wherein:
the 5G signal providing unit converts an uplink intermediate frequency signal received from the 5G master hub unit into a millimeter wave radio frequency signal, transmits the millimeter wave radio frequency signal to a 5G base station, and provides the 5G master hub unit with a reference clock and transmission timings of an uplink and a downlink, which are received from the 5G base station;
the 5G master hub unit transmits an uplink intermediate frequency signal received from the distributed remote unit to the 5G signal providing unit; and
the distributed remote units convert uplink millimeter wave radio frequency signals received from a 5G terminal into RoF signals and transmit the RoF signals to the 5G master hub unit.

US Pat. No. 10,924,157

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR DISTRIBUTION OF TIME SYNCHRONIZATION INFORMATION TO ULTRA-WIDE-BAND DEVICES

CLAIRVOYANT NETWORKS, LLC...

1. A system for distribution of time synchronization information to ultra-wide-band (UWB) devices, the system comprising:a plurality of anchors, wherein each anchor comprises at least one anchor processor, an anchor UWB radio, and an anchor timing system, and wherein each of the anchors performs UWB ranging on a subset of a plurality of tags, each securable to an object for tracking, wherein each tag comprises at least one tag processor, a tag UWB radio, and a tag timing system, wherein the tag timing systems and the anchor timing systems are time synchronized; and
a site master configured for transmitting a first time-synchronization message to at least a first anchor, wherein the first anchor is configured for distributing time synchronization information to at least a second anchor by transmitting a first UWB message during an assigned time slot for the first anchor, wherein the first UWB message includes timing information based on the first time-synchronization message,
wherein each tag is configured for receiving a UWB tag time-synchronization message from one of the first anchor and the second anchor, and wherein each tag is configured for adjusting the tag timing system of the tag based on the UWB tag time-synchronization message and determining an activation time to perform UWB ranging using the tag timing system.

US Pat. No. 10,924,154

ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING OR RECEIVING SIGNAL AND METHOD THEREFOR

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:a communication circuit including a plurality of ports; and
a processor, wherein the processor is configured to:
obtain context information of the electronic apparatus;
determine at least one port to be used for each of at least one frequency band among the plurality of ports based on the obtained context information; and
transmit or receive a signal based on the determined at least one port,
wherein the context information includes at least one of sensor information of the electronic apparatus, peripheral device connection information, carrier aggregation (CA) mode information, or primary component carrier (PCC) or secondary component carrier (SCC) information, and
wherein the processor is further configured to determine another port when the sensor information is a second state, which is different from the at least one port to be used in the at least one frequency band when the sensor information is a first state.

US Pat. No. 10,924,136

TRANSMISSION DEVICE, TRANSMISSION METHOD, RECEPTION DEVICE, AND RECEPTION METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A transmission device, comprising:an encoding unit configured to
perform LDPC coding for information bits with an information length K=N×r to generate an extended LDPC code having parity bits with a parity length M=N+L?K on a basis of an extended parity check matrix having rows and columns each extended by a puncture length L with respect to a parity check matrix of an LDPC code with a code length N of 69120 bits and a coding rate r of 9/16, and
puncture a head of the information bits of the extended LDPC code by the puncture length L to generate a punctured LDPC code with the code length N of 69120 bits and the coding rate r of 9/16, wherein
the puncture length L is 1080,
the LDPC code includes the information bits and the parity bits,
the extended parity check matrix includes an information matrix portion corresponding to the information bits and a parity matrix portion corresponding to the parity bits,
the information matrix portion is represented by a parity check matrix initial value table, and
the parity check matrix initial value table is a table representing positions of elements of 1 of the information matrix portion for every 360 columns, and is
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US Pat. No. 10,924,129

TIME-INTERLEAVED ANALOG-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED CONTROL METHOD

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A time-interleaved analog-to-digital converter device, comprising:a random number generator, configured to generate a random number sequence;
a plurality of analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), coupled to the random number generator, configured to receive an analog input signal to generate a plurality of digital signals, respectively, wherein each ADC is further configured to generate a selection signal according to the random number sequence; and
an output circuit, coupled to the plurality of ADCs, configured to select one of the digital signals according to the selection signals generated by the ADCs, to generate a digital output signal;
wherein only one of the selection signals respectively generated by the ADCs has an enablement state at a same time, and the output circuit selects the digital signal generated by the ADC whose selection signal has the enablement state.

US Pat. No. 10,924,122

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PHASE ALIGNMENT OF MULTIPLE PHASED LOCKED LOOPS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A system for phase alignment of three or more phase adjustable Phased Locked Loops (PLLs), the system comprising:a plurality N of PLLs, wherein N?3 and each PLL comprises:
an oscillator configured to generate a respective output signal;
a frequency divider configured to generate a respective feedback signal by dividing the respective output signal;
a phase comparator arrangement configured to output a respective control signal to control the oscillator in response to a detection of a phase deviation between a reference signal and the feedback signal;
a plurality N of phase detectors, wherein successive ones of the plurality N of PLLs are connected, to each of the plurality N of phase detectors, in a loop such that:
an i-th phase detector is configured to receive an i-th feedback signal generated from the i-th PLL and an (i+1)-th feedback signal generated from the (i+1)-th PLL, wherein i=1, 2, 3, . . . N?1; and
the N-th phase detector is configured to receive the first feedback signal generated from the first PLL and the N-th feedback signal generated from the N-th PLL;
wherein the i-th phase detector is configured to generate an i-th adjustment signal indicating an i-th phase difference between the i-th and (i+1)-th feedback signals for adjusting a phase of the i-th or (i+1)-th PLL;
wherein the N-th phase detector is configured to generate a N-th adjustment signal indicating a N-th phase difference between the first and N-th feedback signal; and
wherein no phase detector receives feedback signals from the same two PLLs.

US Pat. No. 10,924,107

LOW STATIC CURRENT SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A semiconductor device comprising: a power transistor and a driving circuit coupled to the power transistor; wherein:the driving circuit comprises a first stage, a second stage, a third stage, and a fourth stage;
the first stage comprises an enhancement-mode high-electron-mobility transistor (HEMT) and a depletion-mode HEMT;
the second stage is coupled between the first stage and the power transistor;
the third stage is coupled between the first and second stages;
the fourth stage is coupled between the first and third stages.

US Pat. No. 10,924,091

IMMEDIATE FAIL DETECT CLOCK DOMAIN CROSSING SYNCHRONIZER

STMICROELECTRONICS INTERN...

1. A synchronizer circuit comprising:a first synchronizer having a first input for receiving a signal associated with a first clock signal, a second input for receiving a second clock signal, and an output for providing a synchronizer circuit output signal;
a second synchronizer having a first input for receiving the signal associated with the first clock signal, a second input for receiving the second clock signal, and an output;
a detection stage having a first input coupled to the output of the first synchronizer and to the output of the second synchronizer, a second input for receiving the second clock signal, and an output; and
a fault output stage having a first input coupled to the detection stage, a second input for receiving the second clock signal, and an output for providing a fault output signal.

US Pat. No. 10,924,086

SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE (SAW) DEVICE WITH ANTIREFLECTIVE STRUCTURE

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. A device comprising:a piezoelectric substrate comprising:
a front-side surface; and
a back-side surface;
an interdigital transducer (IDT) on the front-side surface of the piezoelectric substrate;
an antireflective structure on at least a portion of the back-side surface of the piezoelectric substrate; and
a dielectric compound on the antireflective structure.

US Pat. No. 10,924,080

ACOUSTIC WAVE DEVICE, HIGH FREQUENCY FRONT-END CIRCUIT, AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. An acoustic wave device comprising:a supporting substrate;
an acoustic reflection film provided on the supporting substrate;
a piezoelectric body provided on the acoustic reflection film; and
an interdigital transducer electrode provided on the piezoelectric body; wherein
the acoustic reflection film is a multilayer body including a plurality of acoustic impedance layers including a low acoustic impedance layer whose acoustic impedance is relatively low and a high acoustic impedance layer whose acoustic impedance is relatively high; and
the acoustic reflection film includes a first acoustic impedance layer and a second acoustic impedance layer, the first acoustic impedance layer being one of the plurality of acoustic impedance layers, the second acoustic impedance layer being one of the plurality of acoustic impedance layers and having an arithmetic average roughness different from an arithmetic average roughness of the first acoustic impedance layer.

US Pat. No. 10,924,073

TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION SYSTEM

THINE ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A transmission device comprising:a signal transmitter configured to transmit differential signals from a pair of output terminals that are respectively connected to differential signal lines; and
a request receiver configured to be a receiver into which to input a request signal that makes a request to send out the differential signals for adjusting an offset when differential signal sampling is performed in a reception device that is connected through the differential signal lines,
wherein the signal transmitter includes a current mode driver, and a common voltage of the pair of output terminals is constant over a state where no electric power is supplied to the transmission device and a powered-down state; and
wherein the signal transmitter sends out differential signals of a differential 0 V to the reception device based on the request signal that is input into the request receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,924,072

POWER AMPLIFICATION CIRCUIT

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A power amplification circuit, comprising:a first amplification transistor that has a first terminal, a second terminal, and a first control terminal, that is configured to perform power amplification on a high-frequency signal input from the first control terminal, and that is configured to output the high-frequency signal on which the power amplification has been performed from the first terminal;
a variable voltage power supply configured to supply a variable voltage to the first terminal;
a bias circuit configured to output a direct current (DC) bias current; and
a current limiting circuit configured to limit the DC bias current,
wherein the bias circuit comprises a constant current amplification transistor that has a third terminal, a fourth terminal, and a second control terminal and that is configured to output the DC bias current from the fourth terminal to the first control terminal, and
wherein the current limiting circuit comprises:
a current limiting transistor that has a fifth terminal, a sixth terminal, and a third control terminal, the sixth terminal being connected to the fourth terminal;
a first resistance element having a first end connected to the fifth terminal and having a second end connected to the variable voltage power supply; and
a second resistance element having a first end connected to the third control terminal and having a second end connected to the second control terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,924,063

COUPLING A BIAS CIRCUIT TO AN AMPLIFIER USING AN ADAPTIVE COUPLING ARRANGEMENT

Analog Devices Internatio...

1. A radio frequency device, comprising:a bias network for an amplifier, the bias network including:
a bias circuit, configured to generate a bias signal for the amplifier, and
a coupling circuit, configured to couple the bias circuit to the amplifier to enable provision of the bias signal to the amplifier,
wherein:
the coupling circuit includes a transistor and a resistor,
the resistor is coupled between a source terminal and a drain terminal of the transistor,
a first source or drain (S/D) terminal of a pair of the source terminal and the drain terminal of the transistor is to couple to an input of the amplifier and a second S/D terminal of the pair is to couple to an output of the bias circuit, and
the coupling circuit is configured so that, during operation, a current between the first S/D terminal and the second S/D terminal of the transistor is dependent on a power level of an input signal to be amplified by the amplifier.

US Pat. No. 10,924,047

CONTROL DEVICE FOR THREE-PHASE ROTARY MACHINE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A control device for a three-phase rotary machine,the three-phase rotary machine including two sets of three-phase windings and being configured to generate torque being a sum of magnet torque and reluctance torque when alternating currents with different phases are supplied to the two sets of three-phase windings,
the control device comprising:
two power converters that are provided corresponding to the two sets of three-phase windings and that output alternating currents with a same amplitude and a phase difference of (30±60×n) degrees to the two sets of three-phase windings, where n is an integer; and
a control unit that controls energization of the three-phase rotary machine by calculating a d-axis current and a q-axis current of a 6(2k+1)th component to be superimposed on a fundamental wave component on dq coordinates so as to reduce a peak value of phase current that is supplied to the two sets of three-phase windings, where k is an integer of 0 or larger,
wherein
when a ratio of an amplitude of the d-axis current of a 6(2k+1)th component to an amplitude of a q-axis current of the 6(2k+1)th component is defined as a high-order dq amplitude ratio,
the control unit calculates the d-axis current and the q-axis current of the 6(2k+1)th component so that the high-order dq amplitude ratio is 0 when a fundamental wave current amplitude is equal to or smaller than a first threshold, and the high-order dq amplitude ratio is 1 when the fundamental wave current amplitude is larger than a second threshold that is equal to or larger than the first threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,924,025

REGENERATIVE CASCADED H BRIDGE POWER SUPPLY

Rockwell Automation Techn...

1. A power supply comprising:a transformer that receives a three-phase primary voltage and steps the three-phase primary voltage up or down to a secondary voltage with a plurality of secondary winding sets to a plurality of first phase voltages, a plurality of second phase voltages, and a plurality of third phase voltages; and
a plurality of power cell sets that each comprise a plurality of power cells cascaded connected, wherein each power cell comprises a rectifier and an inverter, the rectifier comprising two first active switches that are serially connected and receive a phase voltage from a first secondary winding of a given secondary winding set at a first switch midpoint, two second active switches that are serially connected and receive another phase voltage from a second secondary winding of the given winding set at a second switch midpoint, and two capacitors in parallel with the rectifier and the inverter that are serially connected and receive another phase voltage from a third secondary winding of the given secondary winding set at a capacitor midpoint between the capacitors, wherein the two first active switches, the two second active switches, and the two capacitors of each power cell are connected in parallel.

US Pat. No. 10,924,016

METHOD FOR CONVERTING ELECTRIC ENERGY BETWEEN C-TYPE USB DEVICES AND CORRESPONDING DEVICE

STMICROELECTRONICS (GRAND...

1. A USB Type-C device supporting a bidirectional power supply, the device comprising:a first device terminal configured to be coupled to a second USB Type-C device;
a second device terminal configured to be coupled to a rechargeable DC voltage power source; and
a reversible switched-mode power supply coupled to the first device terminal and the second device terminal, wherein the reversible switched-mode power supply comprises a capacitor, wherein a first terminal of the capacitor is linked to the first device terminal, and wherein a second terminal of the capacitor is linked to a switch that is configured to couple the second terminal of the capacitor to a common ground of the reversible switched-mode power supply.

US Pat. No. 10,924,015

METHODS, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEMS FOR CURRENT SENSING IN VALLEY CURRENT-CONTROLLED BOOST CONVERTERS

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A system comprising:a boost converter configured to operate in a first mode and a second mode, the boost converter including an inductor, a high-side switch and a low-side switch;
a controller configured to control the high-side switch and the low-side switch based on a trigger signal; and
a current sensing system configured to provide the trigger signal responsive to a current from the inductor reaching a threshold level, the current sensing system including:
an input terminal;
a current terminal, the high-side switch coupled between the input terminal and the current terminal;
a comparator having a comparator output and first and second comparator inputs;
a first transistor coupled between the input terminal and the first comparator input;
a second transistor coupled between the current terminal and the first comparator input, the second transistor configured to linearize a first voltage at the first comparator input toward a second voltage at the second comparator input when the current from the inductor is within a threshold range from zero, the second voltage corresponding to an output voltage of the boost converter; and
a third transistor coupled between the current terminal and the second comparator input;
in which the comparator is configured to provide the trigger signal based on a comparison between the first voltage and the second voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,924,006

SUPPRESSION OF REBALANCING CURRENTS IN A SWITCHED-CAPACITOR NETWORK

pSemi Corporation, San D...

1. An apparatus comprising a power converter, said power converter comprising a switching network and a controller that controls said switching network, wherein said controller is configured to cause said switching network to form a switched-capacitor circuit that, during the course of operation, comprises a first path and a second path, wherein said first path extends through a first capacitor network that comprises a plurality of pump capacitors, wherein said second path extends through a second capacitor network that comprises said plurality of pump capacitors, wherein said first path connects to an anode and a cathode of a first pump capacitor from said plurality of pump capacitors, wherein said second path connects to said anode and said cathode of said first pump capacitor and to an anode and a cathode of a second pump capacitor from said plurality of pump capacitors, wherein said anode of said first pump capacitor connects to said anode of said second pump capacitor, wherein said controller is configured such that, when said anode of said first pump capacitor connects to said anode of said second pump capacitor upon formation of said second capacitor network, a voltage difference between said anodes is zero, and wherein said first path comprises a balancing capacitor and said first pump capacitor.

US Pat. No. 10,924,002

TRANSIENT RESPONSE ENHANCEMENT CIRCUIT FOR BUCK-TYPE VOLTAGE CONVERTERS

UNIVERSITY OF ELECTRONIC ...

1. A transient response enhancement circuit for a buck-type voltage converter, comprising a transient load changing detecting module, a compensation voltage predicting operation module and an internal active compensation module; wherein,the transient load changing detecting module detects an output voltage of the buck-type voltage converter, and generates a first control signal when an increase of the output voltage of the buck-type voltage converter is detected;
when the first control signal is generated, if the buck-type voltage converter changes from a heavy load to a light load, a lower power tube in the buck-type voltage converter is controlled to be turned on; if the buck-type voltage converter changes from the light load to the heavy load, an upper power tube in the buck-type voltage converter is controlled to be turned on;
the compensation voltage predicting operation module comprises a transconductance amplifier, a first buffer, a second buffer, a first capacitor, a first switch, a second switch and a third switch;
a transconductance of the transconductance amplifier is adjustable, and a differential input voltage of the transconductance amplifier is a voltage divided value of a voltage difference between a voltage of a switching node at the buck-type voltage converter and the output voltage of the buck-type voltage converter, and an output end of the transconductance amplifier is connected to a first end of the first switch;
a first end of the second switch is connected to a second end of the first switch and an input end of the first buffer and is grounded through the first capacitor, and a second end of the second switch is connected to an output end of the second buffer;
a first end of the third switch is connected to an output end of the first buffer, and a second end of the third switch is connected to an input end of the second buffer and serves as an output end of the compensation voltage predicting operation module;
when the first control signal is generated, the first switch and the third switch are turned on and the second switch is turned off; when the first control signal is not generated, the first switch and the third switch are turned off and the second switch is turned on; and
an input end of the internal active compensation module is connected to the output end of the compensation voltage predicting operation module, and an output end of the internal active compensation module is connected to an output end of an error amplifier in the buck-type voltage converter.

US Pat. No. 10,923,993

ALIGNMENT METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ELECTRIC CONDUCTORS

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...

3. An alignment apparatus for aligning electric conductors in an annular shape, the electric conductors each having a substantially U shape formed of a first leg, a second leg extending substantially in parallel with the first leg, and a folded-back portion continuous with the first leg and the second leg, the alignment apparatus comprising:a preliminary alignment mechanism configured to align the electric conductors into a plurality of arc-shaped modules being formed of the electric conductors with the folded-back portions stacked on one another;
a plurality of holders operably associated with the plurality of arc-shaped modules and configured to retain the plurality of arc-shaped modules in a state in which at least one of the first legs or the second legs thereof are supported;
a transport mechanism operatively associated with the plurality of arc-shaped modules and configured to transport the plurality of arc-shaped modules from the preliminary alignment mechanism to the plurality of holders; and
an alignment mechanism operatively associated with the transport mechanism and comprising a plurality of arm members in which the plurality of holders are disposed, wherein the plurality of arm members are configured to rotate the plurality of holders, and together therewith, rotate the plurality of arc-shaped modules, and align the electric conductors in the annular shape on a same circumference.

US Pat. No. 10,923,990

EXTERNAL UNIT AND MOTOR

MINEBEA MITSUMI INC., Na...

1. An external unit used by being mounted on a bottom part of a motor body having at least two motor terminals, comprising:a holder;
a PTC thermistor arranged on the holder;
a first terminal connected to the PTC thermistor, a part of the first terminal being exposed to an outside of the holder; and
a second terminal electrically connected to the first terminal through the PTC thermistor and electrically connected to one of the motor terminals, wherein
the PTC thermistor is disposed between the first terminal and the second terminal,
the one of the motor terminals is arranged on the bottom part side of the motor body,
the second terminal includes an engaging means,
the engaging means is engaged with an engaged part provided at the one of the motor terminals, and
the engaging means is engaged with the engaged part, thereby the second terminal is electrically connected to the motor terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,923,987

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM WITH CYCLOIDAL ELECTRIC MACHINE

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. An electrical system comprising:a cycloidal electric machine having a stator and a balanced rotor, the stator and the rotor having a respective stator axis and rotor axis, wherein the balanced rotor is eccentrically positioned with respect to the stator axis, radially within the stator, such that the balanced rotor moves with two degrees of freedom (2DOF), and wherein the 2DOF includes rotating motion about the rotor axis and orbiting motion about the stator axis; and
a rotor constraint mechanism (RCM) configured to constrain motion of the balanced rotor, such that the balanced rotor is able to generate and transmit output torque to a coupled load in at least one of the 2DOF.

US Pat. No. 10,923,986

MAGNETIC ANTI-LOCK DEVICE

1. An anti-lock device for a rotating shaft comprising:at least one inner magnet attached to the rotating shaft;
at least one outer magnet held in a fixed position relative to the rotating shaft;
wherein like poles of the at least one inner magnet and the at least one outer magnet are positioned so that when each of the at least one inner magnet passes by each of the at least one outer magnet on each revolution of the rotating shaft a repulsive force exists between the each of the at least one inner magnet and the at least one outer magnet.

US Pat. No. 10,923,973

ROTOR FOR ROTATING ELECTRICAL MACHINE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA J...

1. A rotor for a rotating electrical machine comprising a cylindrical rotor core configured to be arranged radially inside of a stator with a coil wound therearound, whereinan outer circumferential surface of the rotor core is opposed to the stator with a gap therebetween,
the rotor core has a plurality of magnetic pole regions in a circumferential direction and also has, in each of the plurality of magnetic pole regions, a plurality of flux barriers extending along a q-axis magnetic path,
the plurality of flux barriers has a radially outer wall surface and a radially inner wall surface,
the radially inner wall surface is broadened to be closer to the adjacent magnetic pole region than a position along the q-axis magnetic path, wherein
each of the plurality of flux barriers is included in a plurality of flux barrier layers arranged in a radial direction,
the plurality of flux barrier layers include an inner flux barrier layer and an outer flux barrier layer arranged to be separated radially outward from the inner flux barrier layer,
the inner flux barrier layer and the outer flux barrier layer each have a shape symmetrical with respect to a d-axis,
the rotor core has a cutout in a portion of the outer circumferential surface through which the d-axis extends,
the cutout extends in an axial direction of the rotor core and is symmetrical with respect to the d-axis, and
the rotor core is configured to satisfy the following expressions:
0.12??a/?r?0.14
0.26??b/?r?0.29
0.40??c/?r?0.42
where
?r is an angle of each magnetic pole region,
?a is an angle between the d-axis and one of circumferential ends of the cutout,
?b is an angle between the d-axis and one of circumferential ends of the radially outer wall surface of the outer flux barrier layer, and
?c is an angle between the d-axis and one of circumferential ends of the radially outer wall surface of the inner flux barrier layer.

US Pat. No. 10,923,958

POWER TRANSMITTER, RESONANCE-TYPE CONTACTLESS POWER SUPPLY AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

Silergy Semiconductor Tec...

1. A resonance-type contactless power supply comprising:an inverter circuit configured to receive electric energy and to generate a first AC current with a voltage strength parameter responding to an inverter control signal;
an impedance conversion network configured to receive said first AC current and to generate a second AC current with a current strength parameter corresponding to a voltage strength parameter of said first AC current;
a transmitter-side resonant circuit comprising a transmitting coil for receiving said second AC current;
a receiver-side resonant circuit comprising a receiving coil which is separated from but electrically coupled to said transmitting coil in a contactless manner, and configured to receive electric energy from said transmitting coil and to generate a third AC current; and
a control circuit configured to generate said inverter control signal for maintaining said current strength parameter of said second AC current to be m times a current strength parameter of said third AC current, wherein m is a square root of a ratio of an equivalent resistance of said receiving coil to an equivalent resistance of said transmitting coil, said voltage strength parameter is a voltage peak or an effective value, and said current strength parameter is a current peak or an effective value,
wherein said control circuit comprises a control signal generating circuit having a compensation circuit configured to generate a compensation signal based on said second and third AC currents, a comparator configured to generate a pulse-width modulation (PWM) signal by comparing said compensation signal against a triangular wave signal, and a phase shift control circuit configured to generate said inverter control signal with a phase difference in accordance with said PWM signal.

US Pat. No. 10,923,948

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ELECTRICAL LOAD CONTROL NETWORK

The Watt Stopper, Inc., ...

1. A system for controlling the application of electrical line power to a plurality of electrical loads comprising:a line power network operatively connected to the plurality of electrical loads;
a low voltage power and communication network separate from the line power network;
one or more load control devices operatively connected to the low voltage power and communication network, each load control device having an LED indicator or LCD display that transmits the status of the electrical load to which it is bound and that it controls through the low voltage power and communication network;
at least one plug built into a socket assembly operatively connected to the one or more load control devices through the low voltage power and communication network, and providing electrical power to the low voltage power and communication network;
processing means in each of the at least one plug, said processing means for receiving and processing identification signals from each of the one or more load control devices and each of the one or more plugs and the plurality of loads and using the configuration means to generate a plurality of configuration signals upon initial application of electrical power to the system, the processing means transmitting the plurality of configuration signals to the one or more load control devices and the one e or more plugs, the processing means further for receiving and processing one or more control signals from the one or more load control devices and directly controlling the application of electrical power to one or more of the plurality of electrical loads according to the one or more control signals and the plurality of configuration signals.

US Pat. No. 10,923,940

CHARGER POWER SUPPLY PERFORMING CONSTANT-CURRENT AND CONSTANT-VOLTAGE CHARGING PROCESS SUCCESSIVELY AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

SILERGY SEMICONDUCTOR TEC...

1. A method for controlling a charger power supply comprises:performing a constant-current charging process by selecting a second output signal from a current feedback loop as a compensating signal, wherein said constant-current charging process includes a plurality of first time periods during which a first output current is provided and a plurality of second time periods during which a second output current is provided, alternately, and said first and second time periods in each cycle are preset time periods, and said second output signal is obtained by comparing said first output current with a second reference voltage in said plurality of first time periods and comparing said second output current with a third reference voltage in said plurality of second time periods; and
performing a constant-voltage charging process by selecting a first output signal from a voltage feedback loop as said compensating signal when said first output signal is smaller than said second output signal, wherein said first output signal is obtained by comparing an output voltage of a charging power source with a first reference voltage,
wherein said first reference voltage has a compensation value which corresponds to a difference between a first voltage corresponding to a first output voltage during said plurality of first time periods and a second voltage corresponding to a second output voltage during said plurality of said time periods, so that both a time point for switching from said constant-current charging process to said constant-voltage charging process and a value of said output voltage in said constant-voltage charging process are determined by said compensation value of said first reference voltage to compensate a voltage drop generated by line equivalent resistance and battery internal resistance.

US Pat. No. 10,923,934

MANAGEMENT DEVICE AND POWER STORAGE SYSTEM

SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.,...

1. A management device that manages a power storage unit including a plurality of cells, comprising:a first temperature detector that detects a temperature in a high-temperature area of the power storage unit and a temperature in a low-temperature area of the power storage unit based on an output value of a first temperature detection element for high-temperature detection provided at a first position in the high-temperature area of the power storage unit and an output value of a temperature detection element for low-temperature detection provided at a predetermined position in the low-temperature area of the power storage unit;
a main controller that controls charge and discharge of the power storage unit based on the temperature in the high-temperature area and the temperature in the low-temperature area detected by the first temperature detector;
a second temperature detector that detects a temperature in the high-temperature area of the power storage unit based on an output value of a second temperature detection element for high-temperature detection provided at a second position in the high-temperature area of the power storage unit; and
a sub-controller that controls charge and discharge of the power storage unit based on the temperature in the high-temperature area detected by the second temperature detector during occurrence of an abnormality in the main controller,
wherein
the output value of the second temperature detection element for high-temperature detection is also supplied to the first temperature detector, and
the main controller calculates a first difference between the output value of the first temperature detection element for high-temperature detection and the output value of the second temperature detection element for high-temperature detection, a second difference between the output value of the first temperature detection element for high-temperature detection and the output value of the temperature detection element for low-temperature detection, and a third difference between the output value of the second temperature detection element for high-temperature detection and the output value of the temperature detection element for low-temperature detection, and uses, as an alternative value of the temperature in the high-temperature area of the power storage unit, a value obtained by adding a deviation from the output value of the first temperature detection element for high-temperature detection in a steady state to the output value of the second temperature detection element for high-temperature detection in a case where the first difference and the second difference are abnormal values and the third difference is a normal value.

US Pat. No. 10,923,909

INRUSH LIMITER FOR BIDIRECTIONAL SOLID STATE SWITCHES

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A bidirectional switch comprising: a first enhancement mode n-channel metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor having a source, a gate, and a drain; a second enhancement mode n-channel metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor having a source, a gate, and a drain, wherein the source of the second enhancement mode n-channel metal semiconductor oxide field effect transistor is electrically connected to the source of the first enhancement mode n-channel metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor; an inrush switch having an insulated gate bipolar transistor having an emitter, a gate, and a collector, wherein the emitter is electrically connected to the common sources of the first enhancement mode n-channel metal semiconductor oxide field effect transistor and the second enhancement mode n-channel metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor; wherein the inrush switch does not connect to a ground potential; the insulated gate bipolar transistor and the first enhancement mode n-channel metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor positioned in a first inrush current path and the insulated gate bipolar transistor and the second enhancement mode n-channel metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor positioned in a second inrush current path; wherein the first enhancement mode n-channel metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor and the second enhancement mode n-channel metal oxide semiconductor field effect transistor do not conduct simultaneously.

US Pat. No. 10,923,908

ELECTRONIC MODULE AND MOTOR VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR LIMITING AN INPUT CURRENT DURING A SWITCH-ON PROCESS OF THE MODULE

Continental Automotive Gm...

1. An electronic module comprising:a source terminal configured to receive an input current from an electrical voltage source and comprising an electrical input capacitance which is effective with respect to the source terminal, wherein the input capacitance is connected to the source terminal via a transistor circuit, wherein the transistor circuit is configured to conduct the input current via a respective switching path of at least one transistor, and a control device is configured to switch, during a switch-on process for limiting the input current, a control voltage stepwise at a respective control terminal of the at least one transistor, in a plurality of steps, from an off value, at which the respective switching path is switched off, to a connection value, at which a contact resistance of the respective switching path is minimized.

US Pat. No. 10,923,902

FUSE SYSTEM FOR AT LEAST ONE LOAD OF A VEHICLE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A fuse system (1) for at least one load (V1, V2, Vn) of a vehicle, the fusing system comprising:a fuse apparatus (10) that has at least one electronic fuse (S1, S2, Sn) for the at least one load (V1, V2, Vn), and
an evaluation and control circuit (12) that evaluates a load current (iL1, iL2, iLn) through the at least one electronic fuse (S1, S2, Sn) and compares said load current with at least one specified disconnection criterion of a first parameter set (P1), wherein the evaluation and control circuit (12) initiates a trip process that trips the at least one electronic fuse (S1, S2, Sn) and disconnects the load current (iL1, iL2, iLn) to a corresponding load (V1, V2, Vn) if the at least one specified disconnection criterion is satisfied, wherein an evaluation and control unit (20) additionally evaluates the load current (iL1, iL2, iLn) through the at least one electronic fuse (S1, S2, Sn) and compares said load current (iL1, iL2, iLn) with at least one specified complex disconnection criterion of a complex parameter set (P1K) and interrupts a trip process initiated by the evaluation and control circuit (12) by outputting at least one corresponding control signal to the evaluation and control circuit (12) for a predetermined period of time, wherein the evaluation and control circuit (12) terminates the trip process if the load current (iL1, iL2, iLn) does not satisfy the at least one complex disconnection criterion or trips the at least one electronic fuse (S1, S2, Sn) and disconnects the load current (iL1, iL2, iLn) to the corresponding load (V1, V2, Vn) if the load current (iL1, iL2, iLn) satisfies the at least one complex disconnection criterion, wherein the evaluation and control circuit (12) monitors a functionality of the evaluation and control unit (20) and, in the event of erroneous operation of the evaluation and control unit (20) being identified, changes over to an emergency mode in which the evaluation and control circuit (12) ignores control signals from the evaluation and control unit (20) and evaluates the load current (iL1, iL2, iLn) through the at least one electronic fuse (S1, S2, Sn) and compares said load current with at least one specified disconnection criterion of an emergency parameter set (PNL), wherein the evaluation and control circuit (12) trips the at least one electronic fuse (S1, S2, Sn) and disconnects the load current (iL1, iL2, iLn) to the corresponding load (V1, V2, Vn) if the at least one specified disconnection criterion of the emergency parameter set (PNL) is satisfied.

US Pat. No. 10,923,895

HINGED MUD RING ASSEMBLY

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. A mud ring assembly for supporting an electrical device, the mud ring assembly comprising:a base member configured to be coupled to a junction box, the base member configured to extend around only a portion of the junction box perimeter; and
a movable member configured to support the electrical device, the movable member being pivotably connected to the base member and pivotable relative to the base member between a closed position in which a back of the electrical device is enclosed in the junction box and an open position in which the back of the electrical device is accessible, the movable member being securable in the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,923,880

SEMICONDUCTOR LASER DEVICE, DIFFRACTION GRATING STRUCTURE, AND DIFFRACTION GRATING

FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LT...

1. A vernier-type wavelength-tunable semiconductor laser device comprisingan optical resonator, constituted by first and second reflective elements having reflection comb spectra in which reflection peaks are arranged on a wavelength axis in a substantially periodic manner and having mutually different periods,
wherein at least one of the first and second reflective elements has a sampled grating structure having a reflection comb spectrum in which reflection phases at the respective reflection peaks are aligned and an intensity of a reflection peak outside a set laser emission wavelength bandwidth is lower than an intensity of a reflection peak within the laser emission wavelength bandwidth, wherein
a plurality of reflection peaks adjacent to each other within the set laser emission wavelength bandwidth have substantially the same magnitude and at least two reflection peaks outside the set laser emission wavelength bandwidth at the two ends therein have magnitude less than said same magnitude, and
reflection phases substantially coincide with each other at all the reflection peaks in the reflection comb spectra without providing a phase adjustment region to perform phase adjustment in the vernier-type wavelength-tunable semiconductor laser device.

US Pat. No. 10,923,868

LOW VOLTAGE POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

IDEAL Industries, Inc., ...

1. A low voltage power distribution system comprising:an electrical bus comprising a carrier and an electrically conductive element linearly arranged along the carrier;
a plurality of connector modules with a base power setting and a maximum allowed power, the connector module adapted to be releasably couplable to the carrier being in electrical communication with the electrical bus;
a power supply unit with an amount used of the total power; and
a control module configured to monitor the available power and amount used of the total power of the low voltage bus system, the control module in communication with each of the connector modules and capable of retrieving the base power setting;
wherein when a new connector module is connected to the electrical bus, the control module:
redistributes the maximum allowed power of each of the connected modules if the base power setting of the new module exceeds the available power, and
assigns a new module allowed maximum power to the new module wherein the allowed maximum power is:
the base power setting if the available power exceeds the base power setting of the new module, and
a fraction of the base power setting if the base power setting of the new module exceeds the available power.

US Pat. No. 10,923,866

CONNECTION TERMINAL AND TERMINAL CONNECTION STRUCTURE

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A connection terminal comprising:a tubular electric wire connection portion which is configured to be tightened and crimped to an end portion of an electric wire;
a tubular intermediate portion which comprises one end continuously formed at one open end of the electric wire connection portion and which has a cross-sectional shape larger than a cross-sectional shape of the electric wire connection portion;
a tubular terminal connection portion which is continuously formed at another end of the intermediate portion and which has a cross-sectional shape larger than the cross-sectional shape of the intermediate portion; and
a terminal contact portion which protrudes inwardly from the terminal connection portion, wherein
the tubular electric wire connection portion is configured to be crimped on the end portion of the electric wire in a first orientation in which the tubular intermediate portion and the tubular terminal connection portion extend away from the end portion and are spaced away from the end portion and in a second orientation in which the tubular intermediate portion engages the electric wire and the electric wire passes through each of the tubular intermediate portion and the tubular terminal connection portion.

US Pat. No. 10,923,841

PORT FOR HEAT SINK ON ACTIVE CABLE END

International Business Ma...

1. A peripheral component interconnect comprising:a cable with a header, the header comprising:
a cable connector; and
a heat sink that has a cross-section that is reduced at an end that is opposite of the cable connector, wherein the heat sink is reduced by including a planar face instead of one corner; and
a card extending along a plane comprising:
a board connector; and
a bracket having a width and including a port with a first size dimension that is larger than a second size dimension of the port;
wherein the heat sink extends beyond the width of the bracket when the board connector and the cable connector are connected; and
wherein the heat sink has a third size dimension that is larger than the second size dimension and smaller than the first size dimension.

US Pat. No. 10,923,822

WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS ANTENNA

WITS Co., Ltd., Gyeonggi...

1. A wireless communications antenna, comprising:a magnetic body comprising one or more slits formed therein; and
a coil part having solenoid form and disposed around the magnetic body,
wherein the one or more slits are configured such that the magnetic body is not disconnected and a magnetic path of the magnetic body is continuous, and
wherein the magnetic body has a magnetostriction coefficient of 5 or more.

US Pat. No. 10,923,819

ANTENNA SYSTEM AND TERMINAL

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

1. An antenna system, comprising:a first metal radiator, a second metal radiator, a first matching network, a second matching network, a first radio frequency path, and a second radio frequency path, wherein:
a tail end of the first metal radiator is connected with a first feed point of the antenna system and the first feed point is connected with the first radio frequency path through the first matching network; and
a tail end of the second metal radiator is connected with a second feed point of the antenna system and the second feed point is connected with the second radio frequency path through the second matching network,
wherein the first metal radiator is a first metal frame of a terminal, the second metal radiator is a second metal frame of the terminal, a tail end of the first metal frame is adjacent to a tail end of the second metal frame, and a gap is formed between the tail end of the first metal frame and the tail end of the second metal frame, and
wherein the first metal frame comprises a transverse extension part and a longitudinal extension part, a total length of the transverse extension part and the longitudinal extension part is 10 mm to 30 mm, and a length of the second metal frame is smaller than 30 mm,
wherein the first metal radiator is arranged to have a resonance frequency at a frequency band corresponding to a Global Positioning System (GPS) L1 waveband, a resonance frequency at a 2.4 GHz frequency band of Wireless Fidelity (WiFi), and a resonance frequency at a 5 GHz frequency band of the WiFi, and the second metal radiator is arranged to have a resonance frequency at a frequency band corresponding to a GPS L5 waveband;
wherein the second matching network comprises a capacitor and an inductor, wherein a first end of the capacitor of the second matching network is connected with the second feed point and a first end of the inductor of the second matching network, and a second end of the capacitor of the second matching network is grounded, and a second end of the inductor of the second matching network is connected with the second radio frequency path.

US Pat. No. 10,923,808

ANTENNA SYSTEM

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. An antenna system, wherein the antenna system comprises:a ground plate, at least one antenna pair disposed on the ground plate, and a decoupling assembly disposed on a radiation surface of the antenna pair, wherein
the antenna pair comprises a first antenna and a second antenna;
the decoupling assembly comprises a contiguous layer that is in contact with both the first antenna and the second antenna;
the decoupling assembly has electrical anisotropy, and the electrical anisotropy indicates that an effective permittivity of the decoupling assembly has different real and imaginary components in different directions;
the decoupling assembly is configured to adjust antenna radiation directions of the first antenna and the second antenna; and
isolation between the first antenna and the second antenna after adjustment is greater than isolation between the first antenna and the second antenna before adjustment.

US Pat. No. 10,923,792

MICROWAVE FEEDING MODULE AND CIRCUIT BOARD STRUCTURE

MICROELECTRONICS TECHNOLO...

1. A circuit board structure, comprising:a dielectric substrate comprising:
a main segment having an opening;
a rib segment extending across a full width of the opening; and
a plurality of extending segments extending inward from the main segment, wherein a first gap is disposed between the rib segment and each of the extending segments;
a plurality of grounding sheets placed on a top surface of the dielectric substrate and a bottom surface opposite to the top surface, wherein the plurality of grounding sheets cover the rib segment and a majority portion of the main segment;
a plurality of top feeding sheets placed on the top surface and covering the extending segments;
a plurality of bottom feeding sheets placed on the bottom surface and covering the extending segments, wherein the top feeding sheets and the bottom feeding sheets are electrically isolated from the grounding sheets; and
a conductive layer disposed in a plurality of first holes, disposed in the main segment and the rib segment, for electrically coupling the grounding sheets, and the conductive layer is further disposed in a plurality of second holes, disposed in the extending segments, for electrically coupling the top feeding sheets to the bottom feeding sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,923,789

ENERGY STORAGE AND POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM WITH RESERVE MODE AND OVERRIDE

Goal Zero LLC, Bluffdale...

1. An energy storage and power supply device comprising:an energy storage unit configured to store electrical energy;
an output coupled to the energy storage unit, the output configured to facilitate providing power from the energy storage unit to a load; and
a processing circuit configured to selectively restrict a power flow provided to the output by the energy storage unit in response to an operating characteristic of the energy storage and power supply device satisfying a threshold condition.

US Pat. No. 10,923,778

BATTERY CELL

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

1. A battery cell, comprising:an electrode assembly;
a battery case having a first sheet and a second sheet forming a case body for accommodating the electrode assembly, the first sheet and second sheet sealed together to form a case terrace extending from the case body;
a pair of electrode leads configured to protrude out of the battery case and being electrically connected to the electrode assembly; and
an overcharge cut-off unit provided between the first sheet and second sheet of the case terrace to prevent overcharging of the battery cell, wherein the overcharge cut-off unit includes:
a cut-off unit body provided between the pair of electrode leads and being configured to emit an overcharge cut-off gas out of the cut-off unit body when the pair of electrode leads has a temperature over a predetermined temperature or when the battery cell has a voltage over a predetermined voltage;
at least one detection sensor provided to at least one side of the cut-off unit body and configured to detect a temperature of the pair of electrode leads or a voltage of the battery cell; and
at least one gas outlet protruding toward the case body and configured to guide the overcharge cut-off gas into the case body.

US Pat. No. 10,923,775

COLD STORAGE CHARGING SYSTEM AND METHOD

The Raymond Corporation, ...

1. A system for temperature control for an energy source of a material handling vehicle, the system comprising:a battery management system in communication with the energy source, wherein the energy source is a lithium ion battery;
a counterweight case that supports the energy source; and
a heating element positioned within the counterweight case, the heating element to heat the energy source,
wherein if a voltage of the energy source falls below a minimum voltage threshold, the battery management system determines if a minimum temperature threshold is reached based on measurement of a temperature of the energy source, and wherein the battery management system is configured to provide instructions to heat the heating element if the temperature of the energy source is less than or equal to the minimum temperature threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,923,772

CABLE-TYPE SECONDARY BATTERY AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd.

1. A cable-type secondary battery which comprises:an inner electrode;
a separation layer formed to surround an outer surface of the inner electrode and configured to prevent a short of the inner electrode;
a sheet-type outer electrode surrounding the separation layer or the inner electrode and formed by spiral winding; and
a polymer electrolyte coating layer formed to surround the sheet-type outer electrode, the polymer electrolyte coating layer having a thickness of 1-100 ?m,
wherein the polymer electrolyte coating layer is impregnated with an electrolyte, so that the polymer electrolyte coating layer has conductivity, and
wherein the outer electrode includes an outer current collector, an outer electrode active material layer formed on one surface of the outer current collector, and a first support layer formed on the other surface of the outer current collector, and the sheet-type outer electrode is formed by spiral winding to avoid an overlap.

US Pat. No. 10,923,770

LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A lithium ion secondary battery comprising an electrolyte solution comprising a sulfone compound represented by formula (1), a fluorinated ether compound represented by formula (2) and LiN(FSO2)2, and a negative electrode comprising a silicon material, wherein a content of LiN(FSO2)2 in the electrolyte solution is more than 5 weight % and 20 weight % or less,R1?—SO2—R2?  (1)
wherein R1? and R2? are each independently a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group or alkylene group, and in the case of the alkylene group, R1? and R2? are bonded via a single bond or a double bond to form a ring,
R1—O—R2  (2)
wherein R1 and R2 are each independently an alkyl group, and at least one of R1 and R2 is a fluorine-containing alkyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,923,748

AIR CELL

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., ...

1. An air cell comprising:a first electrode structure including a first filling chamber for electrolyte liquid interposed between a first air electrode and a first metal negative electrode;
a second electrode structure including a second filling chamber for the electrolyte liquid interposed between a second air electrode and a second metal negative electrode;
an electrode housing portion individually housing the first electrode structure and the second electrode structure adjacent to one another;
a liquid supply unit that supplies the electrolyte liquid from a storage tank to the first and second electrode structures via a liquid injection device,
wherein a liquid junction prevention portion, a first liquid injection hole, and a second liquid injection hole are directly provided on an upper surface of the electrode housing portion;
wherein the first liquid injection hole is associated with the first electrode structure to inject the electrolyte liquid into the first filling chamber of the first electrode structure;
wherein the second liquid injection hole is associated with the second electrode structure to inject the electrolyte liquid into the second filling chamber of the second electrode structure;
wherein the liquid junction prevention portion divides a first space between the first liquid injection hole and the liquid injection device and a second space between the second liquid injection hole and the liquid injection device,
wherein the liquid injection device is separated from each of the first liquid injection hole and the second liquid injection hole by an empty space, and there is no structure interposed between the liquid injection device and the first liquid injection hole and between the liquid injection device and the second liquid injection hole,
wherein the electrode housing portion is connected to the first filling chamber via the first liquid injection hole, and the electrode housing portion is connected to the second filling chamber via the second liquid injection hole, and
wherein the liquid junction prevention portion protrudes upward from the upper surface of the electrode housing portion.

US Pat. No. 10,923,742

FUEL CELL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING FUEL CELL

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A fuel cell comprising:a membrane electrode assembly including
an electrolyte film having a first surface and a second surface disposed at a side opposite to the first surface,
an anode catalyst layer disposed so as to face the first surface of the electrolyte film, and
a cathode catalyst layer disposed so as to face the second surface of the electrolyte film;
an anode gas diffusion layer disposed on the anode catalyst layer at a side opposite to the electrolyte film;
a cathode gas diffusion layer disposed on the cathode catalyst layer at a side opposite to the electrolyte film;
a fuel gas fluid flow path for flowing fuel gas which is to be supplied to the anode gas diffusion layer; and
an oxidant gas fluid flow path for flowing oxidant gas which is to be supplied to the cathode gas diffusion layer;
a pair of separators disposed on the anode gas diffusion layer at a side opposite to the membrane electrode assembly and on the cathode gas diffusion layer at a side opposite to the membrane electrode assembly, respectively, the pair of separators being configured to clamp a laminate that includes the membrane electrode assembly, the anode gas diffusion layer, and the cathode gas diffusion layer; and
a frame disposed between the pair of separators and surrounding a periphery of the laminate, wherein:
at least one gas diffusion layer among the anode gas diffusion layer and the cathode gas diffusion layer has stiffness lower than stiffness of the frame and has a groove-shaped fluid flow path on a surface facing one of the pair of separators, the at least one gas diffusion layer having a protrusion protruding beyond a level of a surface of the frame which faces the one of the pair of separators in a state that the laminate is not clamped between the pair of separators under a pressure,
the protrusion is pressed by the one of the pair of separators so that the at least one gas diffusion layer is deformed and put into contact with the frame in a state that the laminate is clamped between the pair of separators under the pressure,
the at least one gas diffusion layer of the anode gas diffusion layer and the cathode gas diffusion layer has anisotropic elasticity,
the at least one gas diffusion layer of the anode gas diffusion layer and the cathode gas diffusion layer has a higher degree of elasticity in a first direction than in a second direction, the first direction being parallel to a main surface of the at least one gas diffusion layer which faces one of the pair of separators, and the second direction being parallel to the main surface and intersecting the first direction,
the second direction is an extension direction of a fluid flow path selected from the fuel gas fluid flow path and the oxidant gas fluid flow path, the fluid flow path flowing gas which is to be supplied to the at least one gas diffusion layer,
by the pair of separators clamping the laminate, the at least one gas diffusion layer expands to the first direction more than the second direction,
the pair of separators have coolant flow paths on a main surface at a side opposite to the anode gas diffusion layer and on a main surface at a side opposite to the cathode gas diffusion layer, respectively,
the coolant flow path on the main surface at the side opposite to the anode gas diffusion layer is coincidence with the groove-shaped fluid flow path which the anode gas diffusion layer has from the view outside the main surface at the side opposite to the anode gas diffusion layer, and
the coolant flow path on the main surface at the side opposite to the cathode gas diffusion layer is coincidence with the groove-shaped fluid flow path which the cathode gas diffusion layer has from the view outside the main surface at the side opposite to the cathode gas diffusion layer.

US Pat. No. 10,923,729

DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING HIGH ASPECT RATIO STRUCTURES

1. A method of manufacturing a lithium battery with a current collector formed of pillars on a substrate face, wherein the method comprises: forming elongate and aligned structures forming electrically conductive pillars on the substrate face, each of the pillars having an upstanding pillar wall that extends from a pillar base to a pillar top,wherein individual ones of the pillars are each covered with a laminate comprising:
a first electrode layer comprising a first electrode;
a solid state electrolyte layer;
a second electrode layer comprising a second electrode; and
a topstrate forming an electrode part; and
wherein the first electrode layer has a minimum distance above the pillar base ranging between 300 and 1000 nanometers, and
wherein the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer do not extend between the pillars,
thereby preventing lithium intercalation into the first electrode and/or the second electrode at a location near the pillar base.

US Pat. No. 10,923,725

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ANODE FOR A LITHIUM METAL SECONDARY BATTERY INCLUDING A MXENE THIN FILM

Korea Institute of Scienc...

1. A method for producing an anode for a lithium metal secondary battery, comprising:coating a thin film comprised of Nb2C, Ti2C or Ti3C2 on a substrate;
providing a lithium metal electrode; and
laminating the thin film to a surface of the lithium metal electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,923,719

POSITIVE-ELECTRODE ACTIVE MATERIAL FOR LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY, POSITIVE ELECTRODE FOR LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY, AND LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY

SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY...

1. A positive-electrode active material for a lithium secondary battery, comprising:a secondary particle in which a plurality of primary particles of a lithium composite metal oxide are aggregated,
wherein the secondary particle has a void formed therein and a through-hole that connects the void to a surface of the secondary particle,
the positive-electrode active material for the lithium secondary battery satisfies all of (i) to (iii),
a first void fraction in a center portion of the secondary particle is calculated by Formula (I) and is 20% or more and 40% or less,
the first void fraction=a first area of a void part present in the center portion of a cross section of the secondary particle/an area of the center portion of the cross section of the secondary particle×100  (I),
the center portion is a portion surrounded by a circle having a radius of r calculated by Formula (II) in which S is an area of a figure surrounded by an outer edge of the cross section of the secondary particle, and a center of the circle is a center of mass of the figure,
r=(S/?)0.5/2  (II),
a second void fraction in a surface portion of the secondary particle is calculated by Formula (III) and is 0.10% or more and 3% or less,
the second void fraction=a second area of a void part present in a surface portion of a cross section of the secondary particle/an area of the surface portion of the cross section of the secondary particle×100  (III),
the surface portion is a portion excluding a center portion in the figure, and
a composition formula of the lithium composite metal oxide is represented by Formula (IV),
(i) a ratio (B/A) of a minor axis length B of the figure to a major axis length A of the figure is 0.75 or more and 1.0 or less,
(ii) a proportion of a total area of the void exposed in the cross section of the secondary particle to an area of the figure is 2.0% or more and 20% or less, and
(iii) a proportion of an area of the void present in the center portion of the secondary particle among the void exposed in the cross section of the secondary particle to the total area of the void exposed in the cross section is 60% or more and 99% or less,
where the major axis length is a longest diameter among diameters of the figure passing through a position of center of mass of the figure, and
Li[Lix(Ni(1-y-z-w)CoyMnzMw)1-x]O2  (IV)
wherein in Formula (IV), 0?x?0.2, 0

US Pat. No. 10,923,709

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MAKING AN ELECTRODE FREE FROM A POLYMER BINDER

Changs Ascending Enterpri...

1. An electrode assembly comprising:an Al substrate of a battery electrode;
a layer of inorganic binder film over a top surface of the Al substrate, wherein the inorganic binder film is formed of Al from the Al substrate, a source of P—O elements, and at least one transition metal element; and
a layer of lithium ion battery active material over the inorganic binder film layer of the Al substrate to form the battery electrode,
wherein the inorganic binder film layer formed of the Al from the Al substrate, the source of P—O elements, and the at least one transition metal element binds the lithium ion battery active material with the Al substrate of the battery electrode, wherein the battery electrode has not been subject to a charge-discharge cycle within a lithium ion battery.

US Pat. No. 10,923,702

CONNECTION MODULE

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A connection module configured to be attached to a power storage element group that includes a plurality of power storage elements arranged side by side, comprising:a plurality of bus bars each connecting adjacent power storage elements among the plurality of power storage elements;
a wire bundle that is a bundle of wires for transmitting information regarding the plurality of bus bars or the plurality of power storage elements; and
an insulating protector that holds the plurality of bus bars,
wherein the insulating protector includes a protector body that insulates the plurality of bus bars from each other and a wire fixing portion that is provided on an outer wall of the protector body at a position of the protector body at which the wire bundle is drawn out from the outer wall of the protector body, and
the wire fixing portion includes an extension portion to which the wire bundle is to be fixed and that extends outwardly from the outer wall of the protector body in a first direction in which the wire bundle is drawn out from the outer wall of the protector body, and at least one reinforcing portion that extends from the extension portion in a second direction which intersects with the first direction such that the at least one reinforcing portion is continuous with the extension portion and the protector body.

US Pat. No. 10,923,695

BATTERY PACK

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A battery pack comprising:a housing accommodating a battery cell and having a throughhole; and
a pressure equalization device coupled to the throughhole and equalizing internal and external pressures of the housing, wherein the pressure equalization device comprises:
a first pressure equalization member located within the housing in the throughhole and configured to equalize the internal and external pressures of the housing when a variation in the internal pressure of the housing is smaller than a reference pressure variation; and
a second pressure equalization member located within the housing in the throughhole and configured to equalize the internal and external pressures of the housing when the variation in the internal pressure of the housing is greater than the reference pressure variation,
wherein the throughhole passes in a first direction from an interior of the housing to an outer surface of the housing,
wherein the pressure equalization device is configured to release a first amount of pressure from inside the housing along a first path through the first pressure equalization member made of an air permeable material to an exterior of the housing and an exterior of the second pressure equalization member when the variation in the internal pressure of the housing is smaller than the reference pressure variation, and is configured to release a second amount of pressure greater than the first amount of pressure along both the first path and a second path that is spaced apart from the first path when the variation in the internal pressure of the housing is greater than the reference pressure variation,
wherein the pressure equalization device comprises an inner body connected to the throughhole and accommodating the first and second pressure equalization members,
wherein the second pressure equalization member defines an annular outer portion,
wherein the first pressure equalization member and the second pressure equalization member are integrally formed with each other, and
wherein the pressure equalization device is entirely located within the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,923,690

THIN FILM BATTERY, THIN FILM BATTERY MANUFACTURING METHOD AND REFINED MICROCRYSTALLINE ELECTRODE MANUFACTURING METHOD

INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENER...

1. A thin film battery manufacturing method, comprising the steps of:depositing an active material on a conductive substrate by sputtering to form a first active material electrode layer, wherein the first active material electrode layer is in a solid form;
enabling the first active material electrode layer in the solid form to be subjected to an annealing process, while allowing the annealing process to further include the following steps:
enabling the first active material electrode layer in the solid form to be subjected to a conventional thermal annealing (CTA) process in an oxygen-containing environment at a first temperature interval to form a first active material crystallization precursor; and
enabling the first active material crystallization precursor to be subjected to a rapid thermal annealing (RTA) process in the oxygen-containing environment at a second temperature interval to form a first active material coating layer with uniformly distributed fine microcrystal grains, in a manner that the temperature range of the second temperature interval is greater than the temperature range of the first temperature interval;
forming an electrolyte layer on the first active material coating layer; and
forming an electrode layer on the electrolyte layer while allowing the electrode layer and the first active material coating layer to have opposite polarities.

US Pat. No. 10,923,650

MAGNETO-RESISTIVE CHIP PACKAGE INCLUDING SHIELDING STRUCTURE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A magneto-resistive chip package comprising:a circuit board;
a shielding body comprising a shielding base part positioned on the circuit board and a shielding intermediate part extending from one side of the shielding base part;
a magneto-resistive chip positioned on the shielding base part;
an internal connection part electrically connecting the magneto-resistive chip to the circuit board;
an encapsulation part encapsulating the magneto-resistive chip on the circuit board; and
a shielding cover positioned on the shielding intermediate part and on the encapsulation part,
wherein the magneto-resistive chip is positioned on an inner portion of the shielding base part,
wherein the shielding cover is disposed over substantially the entire area of the circuit board by further extending beyond the shielding intermediate part of the shielding body,
wherein the shielding intermediate part comprises a plurality of columns spaced apart from each other on one side of the shielding base part,
wherein at least one of the plurality of columns is provided at a location different from a corner of the shielding base part, and
wherein each of the plurality of columns has a rectangular cross-section in a plan view integrally formed with the shielding base part and each of the plurality of columns extends perpendicularly from an upper surface of the shielding base part.

US Pat. No. 10,923,646

SUPERCONDUCTING SWITCH HAVING A PERSISTENT AND A NON-PERSISTENT STATE

Microsoft Technology Lice...

8. A superconducting switch comprising:a first superconducting layer;
a first magnetic layer having a first fixed magnetization state;
a second magnetic layer capable of being at least in a first magnetization state or a second magnetization state different from the first magnetization state;
a third magnetic layer having a second fixed magnetization state;
a conductor inductively coupled to the second magnetic layer such that a flow of a current through the conductor results in an application of a magnetic field to the second magnetic layer; and
a second superconducting layer, wherein the superconducting switch is capable of being in a first state or a second state, and wherein the second state corresponds to an opposite state of the first state, and wherein the superconducting switch is configured such that the application of the magnetic field changes a magnetization of the second magnetic layer from the first magnetization state to the second magnetization state placing the superconducting switch in the second state and a removal of the magnetic field automatically returns the switch from the second state to the first state.

US Pat. No. 10,923,628

MICROMETER SCALE LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DISPLAYS ON PATTERNED TEMPLATES AND SUBSTRATES

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A micro-light emitting diode (uLED) comprising a plurality of epitaxial layers including an n-layer, an active layer, and a p-layer, the plurality of epitaxial layers forming a structure comprising:a first flat region, at a first height from an LED base, comprising a first portion of the n-layer, a first portion of the active layer, and a first portion of the p-layer;
a second flat region, at a second height from the LED base and parallel to the first flat region, comprising a second portion of the n-layer;
a sloped sidewall connecting the first flat region and the second flat region and comprising at least a third portion of the n-layer, a second portion of the active layer, and a second portion of the p-layer, the first portion of the p-layer of the first flat region being thicker than the second portion of the p-layer of the sloped sidewall;
a p-contact formed on the first portion of the p-layer; and
an n-contact formed on the second portion of the n-layer.

US Pat. No. 10,923,618

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A PHOTOVOLTAIC DEVICE

NEWSOUTH INNOVATIONS PTY ...

1. A method for forming a hybrid silicon photovoltaic device, the method comprising the steps of:providing a substrate comprising doped silicon material;
forming a region of silicon material with a first polarity into the doped silicon material on a first surface of the substrate; and
forming a layer of poly-silicon with a second polarity on a second surface of the substrate; the second polarity being opposite to the first polarity; the second surface being opposite to the first surface;
forming a dielectric layer that contains hydrogen on the region with the first polarity;
subsequent to forming the dielectric layer, performing a first hydrogen passivation process at a temperature above 500° C. in a manner such that excess minority carriers are generated in the silicon material;
forming metallic contacts to extract charge carriers from the region of silicon material with the first polarity and the layer of poly-silicon with the second polarity; and
performing a second hydrogen passivation process at a temperature below 500° C. in a manner such that excess minority carriers are generated in the poly-silicon material;
wherein the first hydrogen passivation process or the second hydrogen passivation process enables passivation of electrically active defects in the bulk region of the silicon material;
wherein the second hydrogen passivation process comprises exposing the device to electromagnetic radiation, the electromagnetic radiation being such that photons with an energy higher than a bandgap of the poly-silicon material provide a power density of at least 10 mW/cm2; and
wherein at least one layer of poly-silicon is formed by thermally treating a layer of amorphous silicon and during the step of performing the second passivation process excess hydrogen formed during crystallisation of the amorphous silicon diffuses through the device to passivate electrically active defects.

US Pat. No. 10,923,610

SOLAR CELL AND SOLAR CELL MODULE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A solar cell comprisinga first conductive-type silicon substrate, and
a second conductive-type amorphous silicon layer positioned on a first main-surface side of the silicon substrate,
wherein
the silicon substrate has a low-doped region which has been doped to be the first conductive-type, and a first main-surface side highly doped region which is provided between the low-doped region and the second conductive-type amorphous silicon layer and has a concentration of a first conductive-type dopant higher than that in the low-doped region, wherein
the silicon substrate has a highly doped side-region which is provided so as to cover the side extending in a thickness direction of the silicon substrate and has a concentration of the first conductive-type dopant higher than that in the low-doped region, and
the highly doped side-region does not form a p-n junction with a portion of the silicon substrate that is adjacent to the highly doped side-region and other than the highly doped side-region.

US Pat. No. 10,923,578

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE COMPRISING A BARRIER REGION

Infineon Technologies Aus...

1. A semiconductor device comprising a transistor, the transistor comprising:a drift region of a first conductivity type in a semiconductor substrate having a first main surface;
a body region of a second conductivity type between the drift region and the first main surface;
a plurality of trenches in the first main surface and patterning the semiconductor substrate into a plurality of mesas comprising a first mesa and a dummy mesa, the plurality of trenches comprising at least one active trench, wherein the first mesa is arranged at a first side of the active trench and the dummy mesa is arranged at a second side of the active trench;
a gate electrode arranged in the active trench; and
a source region of the first conductivity type in the first mesa,
wherein a one-sided channel of the transistor is configured to be formed in the first mesa.

US Pat. No. 10,923,568

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, INVERTER CIRCUIT, AND VEHICLE

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a p-type SiC layer;
a gate electrode; and
a gate insulating layer provided between the SiC layer and the gate electrode, the gate insulating layer including:
a first layer,
a second layer provided between the first layer and the gate electrode, the second layer having a higher oxygen density than the first layer,
a first region provided across the first layer and the second layer, the first region including at least one first element selected from the group consisting of N (nitrogen), P (phosphorus), As (arsenic), Sb (antimony), and Bi (bismuth) and the first region having a first concentration peak of the at least one first element, and
a second region provided in the second layer, the second region including at least one second element selected from the group consisting of Ta (tantalum), Nb (niobium), and V (vanadium) and, the second region having a second concentration peak of the at least one second element.

US Pat. No. 10,923,555

ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DISPLAY APPARATUS

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. An organic light-emitting apparatus, comprising:a substrate comprising an active area and a pad area in an outer region of the active area;
at least one thin-film transistor disposed in the active area;
at least one pixel electrode disposed in the active area and electrically connected to the at least one thin-film transistor;
a common electrode facing the substrate and comprising a protrusion, the protrusion being disposed at an end portion of the common electrode adjacent to the pad area and extending towards the pad area;
a first voltage supply unit disposed between the active area and the pad area and contacting the protrusion of the common electrode, the first voltage supply unit being configured to apply a first voltage to the common electrode; and
an insulating layer disposed between the common electrode and the at least one thin-film transistor,
wherein the insulating layer clad an end portion of the first voltage supply unit adjacent to the active area,
wherein the common electrode is disposed on the at least one thin-film transistor and the at least one pixel electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,923,553

DISPLAY DEVICE

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

15. A display device comprising:a thin-film transistor (TFT) layer including a plurality of inorganic insulating films;
a barrier layer below the TFT layer;
a light emitting element layer above the TFT layer; and
a first slit pattern and a second slit pattern each extending through at least one of the plurality of inorganic insulating films, wherein
the TFT layer includes a terminal region including a plurality of terminals, the terminal region being provided outside an active region,
the first slit pattern is between the active region and the terminal region in a plan view,
the terminal region is sandwiched between the first slit pattern and the second slit pattern in the plan view,
the first slit pattern includes a continuous slit extending in a direction crossing the first terminal wiring line, and
the first slit pattern and the second slit pattern extend through the plurality of inorganic insulating films and expose an inside of the barrier layer, or extend through the plurality of inorganic insulating films and the barrier layer.

US Pat. No. 10,923,547

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DISPLAY DEVICE

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. An organic light emitting diode display device, comprising:a substrate;
a plurality of organic light emitting diodes on the substrate;
a thin film encapsulation layer on the organic light emitting diodes;
a window on the thin film encapsulation layer; and
at least one sensor between the plurality of organic light emitting diodes and the window, the at least one sensor including at least one sensing thin film transistor.

US Pat. No. 10,923,543

DISPLAY PANEL AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME, DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A method of forming a display panel, wherein the display panel comprises a first display area and a second display area, and the method comprises: forming an array layer on a base substrate;forming, at a side of the array layer away from the base substrate, an AMOLED subpixel in the first display area and a PMOLED subpixel in the second display area;
wherein the forming at the side of the array layer away from the base substrate the PMOLED subpixel in the second display area comprises:
forming, on the array layer, a plurality of third electrodes arranged in an array form in the second display area;
forming a second pixel definition layer on the third electrodes, wherein the second pixel definition layer comprises second openings exposing the third electrodes;
forming a partition structure layer on the second pixel definition layer, wherein the partition structure layer comprises a first partition pad between adjacent two rows or columns of pixel units; and
depositing a transparent conductive thin film on a resultant base substrate, wherein the transparent conductive thin film is separated into bar-like fourth electrodes by the first partition pad in the second display area,
wherein prior to the depositing the transparent conductive thin film on the resultant base substrate, the method further comprises: forming a second light-emitting structure layer in the second openings; or prior to the forming the partition structure layer on the second pixel definition layer,
the method further comprises: forming a second light-emitting structure layer in the second openings, and
wherein the forming, at the side of the array layer away from the base substrate, the AMOLED subpixel in the first display area comprises: forming, at the side of the array layer away from the base substrate, a first electrode in the first display area, wherein the first electrode and the third electrodes are formed by one patterning process; forming a first pixel definition layer on the first electrode, wherein the first pixel definition layer comprises a first opening exposing the first electrode, and the first pixel definition layer and the second pixel definition layer are formed by one masking process; forming a first light-emitting structure layer in the first opening, wherein the first light-emitting structure layer and the second light-emitting structure layer are formed simultaneously; and forming a second electrode on the resultant base substrate, wherein the second electrode and the fourth electrodes are formed simultaneously.

US Pat. No. 10,923,529

DISPLAY SUBSTRATE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING DISPLAY SUBSTRATE, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A display substrate, comprising a driving substrate and a micro Light Emitting Diode (LED) chip, wherein the micro LED chip comprises a main body and an electrode pin, a Thin Film Transistor (TFT) is arranged on the driving substrate, the micro LED chip is coupled to the TFT, and the display substrate further comprises:a heat dissipation structure arranged between the micro LED chip and the TFT, wherein the heat dissipation structure is electrically coupled to the electrode pin of the micro LED chip, a second side of the heat dissipation structure distal to the base substrate is in direct physical contact with a connection pattern, the connection pattern is further in direct physical contact with the electrode pin, a planarization layer and a passivation layer, and the connection pattern is of a laminated structure of three sub-layers of Indium Tin Oxide (ITO)/Ag/ITO.

US Pat. No. 10,923,528

OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICE COMPRISING PIXELS WITH IMPROVED CONTRAST AND BRIGHTNESS

Aledia, Echirolles (FR)

1. An optoelectronic device comprising:a substrate comprising first and second opposite surfaces,
lateral electrical insulation elements extending from the first surface to the second surface and delimiting in the substrate first semiconductor or conductive portions electrically insulated from one another, the optoelectronic device further comprising,
for each first semiconductor or conductive portion, an assembly of light-emitting diodes resting on the first surface and electrically coupled to the first semiconductor or conductive portion, the optoelectronic device further comprising
a conductive electrode layer continuous between the assemblies of light-emitting diodes over the first semiconductor or conductive portions, at least partially transparent at least in an emission wavelength range of the light-emitting diodes, and covering all the light-emitting diodes,
a protection layer containing a first dielectric material at least partially transparent at least in the emission wavelength range of the light-emitting diodes, and
walls at least partly extending in the protection layer and delimiting in the protection layer second portions surrounding or opposite the assemblies of light-emitting diodes, the walls containing at least one second material different from the first dielectric material and the at least one second material comprising one of air, a metal, a semiconductor material, a metal alloy, and a material partially transparent at least in the emission wavelength range of the light-emitting diodes, and
the walls further containing a core made of a material at least partially transparent at least in the emission wavelength range of the light-emitting diodes covered with a layer which is opaque or reflective at least in the emission wavelength range of the light-emitting diodes.

US Pat. No. 10,923,517

SOLID-STATE IMAGING APPARATUS HAVING OUTPUT CIRCUIT UNIT FOR OUTPUTTING A PIXEL SIGNAL

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A solid-state imaging apparatus, comprising:a laminated structure including:
a semiconductor substrate;
a pixel array unit having pixels, wherein each pixel includes a photodiode;
an output circuit outputting a pixel signal outputted from the pixels; and
a signal output external terminal connected to the output circuit via a through via;
an on-chip lens above the laminated structure; and
a lens structure fixed to the on-chip lens through a sealing resin.

US Pat. No. 10,923,506

ELECTROLUMINESCENCE DISPLAY DEVICE

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

1. An electroluminescence display device, comprising:a first active layer including a poly silicon channel;
a first gate insulating layer covering the first active layer;
a first gate line arranged on the first gate insulating layer to intersect the first active layer;
a first interlayer insulating film covering the first gate line and the first active layer;
a second active layer disposed on the first interlayer insulating film and forming an oxide channel different from the poly silicon channel of the first active layer;
a second gate insulating layer on the second active layer; and
a second gate line arranged on the second gate insulating layer to intersect the second active layer, the first gate line and the second gate line being overlapped with each other, and the first gate line and the second gate line supplying a same gate signal,
wherein the first active layer and the second active layer are not overlapped with each other,
wherein the first gate line and the second gate line are parallel and each have a widest width in a first area where the first gate line and the second gate line overlap the second active layer in a plan view, and
wherein the widest widths of the first gate line and the second gate line in the first area where the first gate line and the second gate line overlap the second active layer are greater than each width of the first gate line and the second gate line in a second area where the first gate line and the second gate line overlap the first active layer in the plan view.

US Pat. No. 10,923,505

METHOD FOR FABRICATING A DISPLAY SUBSTRATE BY GENERATING HEAT WITH A LIGHT SHIELDING LAYER FOR CRYSTALLIZATION OF A SEMICONDUCTOR LAYER

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A method for fabricating a display substrate, comprising:forming a light shielding layer on a surface of a base substrate; and
forming a plurality of thin film transistors on a side of the light shielding layer away from the base substrate,
wherein forming the plurality of thin film transistors on the side of the light shielding layer away from the base substrate comprises:
forming a semiconductor layer at a position where an active layer is to be formed in each of the plurality of thin film transistors;
generating heat using the light shielding layer; and
utilizing the heat to crystallize the semiconductor layer.

US Pat. No. 10,923,502

THREE-DIMENSIONAL FERROELECTRIC MEMORY DEVICES INCLUDING A BACKSIDE GATE ELECTRODE AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME

SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC,...

1. A three-dimensional memory device, comprising:alternating stacks of insulating strips and electrically conductive strips located over a substrate and laterally spaced apart one from another by line trenches, wherein the line trenches laterally extend along a first horizontal direction and are spaced apart along a second horizontal direction; and
line trench fill structures located in the line trenches, wherein each of the line trench fill structures comprises a respective set of memory stack structures and each set of memory stack structures comprises a respective row of discrete memory stack structures located in a respective one of the line trenches and arranged along the first horizontal direction, a backside gate dielectric that contacts each memory stack structure within the respective set of memory stack structures, and a backside gate electrode contacting the backside gate dielectric,
wherein each memory stack structure comprises a ferroelectric material layer, a front-side gate dielectric contacting the ferroelectric material layer, and a vertical semiconductor channel contacting the front-side gate dielectric and the backside gate dielectric; and
wherein each of the line trench fill structures comprises a laterally undulating dielectric rail contacting the backside gate electrode, laterally extending along the first horizontal direction, and including a laterally alternating sequence of bulbous regions and neck regions that have a lesser width along the second horizontal direction than the bulbous regions.

US Pat. No. 10,923,500

MEMORY DEVICE

TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATIO...

1. A memory device comprising:a first conductive layer;
a second conductive layer; and
a first layer provided between the first conductive layer and the second conductive layer, the first layer including aluminum oxide, the aluminum oxide containing ruthenium (Ru), and the aluminum oxide being a ferroelectric.

US Pat. No. 10,923,494

ELECTRONIC DEVICES COMPRISING A SOURCE BELOW MEMORY CELLS AND RELATED SYSTEMS

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. An electronic device, comprising:memory cells comprising tiers of alternating dielectric materials and conductive materials and a cell film adjacent to the tiers; and
a source below the memory cells and the source surrounded by the cell film, the source below the memory cells comprising separated portions, the source substantially free of air gaps, and the source in electrical communication with the memory cells.

US Pat. No. 10,923,453

BONDING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR USING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A bonding apparatus for bonding a driving circuit to a display panel, the apparatus comprising:a bonding stage unit on which the display panel is supported in bonding the driving circuit to the display panel;
a head unit located above the bonding stage unit and with which ultrasonic waves are applied to the driving circuit to couple the driving circuit with a bonding area of the display panel supported on the bonding stage unit; and
a protrusion protruding from the bonding stage unit,
wherein location of the head unit above the bonding stage unit disposes,
the driving circuit overlapping the protrusion, and
the bonding area of the display panel supported on the bonding stage unit between the driving circuit and the protrusion overlapped thereby.

US Pat. No. 10,923,427

SOI WAFERS WITH BURIED DIELECTRIC LAYERS TO PREVENT CU DIFFUSION

GLOBALFOUNDRIES U.S. INC....

1. A semiconductor-on-insulator (SOI) semiconductor device, comprising:an active semiconductor layer;
a buried insulator layer bonded on a first side thereof to the active semiconductor layer;
a substrate bonded to the buried insulator layer on a second side of the buried insulator layer,
wherein the buried insulator layer includes:
a pair of oxide layers including a first oxide layer bonded to an immediately adjacent second oxide layer, and
a nitride layer positioned between the pair of oxide layers and a selected one of the active semiconductor layer or the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,923,425

POWER DISTRIBUTION

Arm Limited, Cambridge (...

1. A method comprising:determining an area of a metal layer having a discontinuity of metal wires;
removing the area of the metal layer having the discontinuity of metal wires;
selecting a pattern of metal wires from a plurality of patterns in an adjacent area;
depositing a replicated pattern of metal wires across the area where the discontinuity of metal wires were removed; and
coupling at least two of the metal wires of the replicated pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,923,410

POWER MODULE AND POWER CONVERTOR

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A power module comprising:a recessed base plate having a hollow portion, the hollow portion of the base plate has a bottom surface and a side surface, the side surface of the hollow portion is tapered with an upper end side slanted at an angle toward an outer peripheral side, and an outer peripheral portion of the base plate is tapered with a narrowed upper end side;
at least one insulating substrate disposed in the hollow portion of the base plate;
at least one semiconductor chip mounted on the at least one insulating substrate; and
a sealing resin for sealing a surface of the hollow portion side of the base plate, the at least one insulating substrate, and the at least one semiconductor chip, the sealing resin directly contacting and adhering to an inner surface of the recessed based plate defining the hollow portion.

US Pat. No. 10,923,406

SPECTRAL REFLECTOMETRY WINDOW HEATER

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A process of forming an integrated circuit, comprising:positioning a semiconductor wafer in a plasma chamber of a plasma processing tool;
opening at least one valve to admit gases into the plasma chamber;
providing power to a plasma region of the plasma chamber to form a plasma in the plasma region, the plasma region being located over the semiconductor wafer;
performing a plasma process step while the semiconductor wafer is disposed below the plasma region; and
providing electrical power from a heater controller to a heater element during at least a portion of the plasma process step, the heater controller being connected to a temperature sensor and the heater element being thermally connected to a laminar optical window mounted on a gas injector nozzle,
controlling, by a process controller, the power provided by a plasma power supply to the plasma region, wherein the process controller is connected to the heater controller, the plasma power supply, and the at least one valve;
wherein the laminar optical window includes a first surface, a second surface, a lateral side formed between the first surface and the second surface, and a cavity holding the temperature sensor,
wherein the heater element is disposed in the lateral side of the laminar optical window.

US Pat. No. 10,923,404

INSPECTION METHOD, INSPECTION DEVICE, AND MARKING FORMING METHOD

HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.,...

1. An inspection method of performing laser marking on a semiconductor device including a substrate and a metal layer formed on the substrate, the inspection method comprising:specifying a fault point in the semiconductor device by inspecting the semiconductor device;
irradiating the semiconductor device with a laser light having a wavelength that is transmitted through the substrate from a substrate side so that a plurality of markings is formed at least at a boundary between the substrate and the metal layer around the fault point;
imaging a reflected light from the semiconductor device having a wavelength that is transmitted through the substrate; and
confirming that each of the markings is formed.

US Pat. No. 10,923,384

TRANSFER ROBOT AND APPARATUS FOR TREATING SUBSTRATE WITH THE ROBOT

SEMES CO., LTD., Chungch...

1. An apparatus for transferring a substrate, the apparatus comprising:a hand on which the substrate is placed,
wherein the hand includes:
an outer support member configured to support a first region of the substrate, the outer support member having a pair of outer fingers;
an inner support member configured to support a second region of the substrate that is closer to the center of the substrate than the first region, the inner support member having a pair of inner fingers located inward of the pair of outer fingers;
a central recess formed in a region between the pair of inner fingers of the inner support member, the region corresponding to the center of the substrate placed on the hand, wherein the central recess is open toward a front side,
a vacuum clamping member configured to clamp the substrate by vacuum pressure, wherein the vacuum clamping member includes:
first vacuum pads formed on each end of the pair of inner fingers, respectively; and
a second vacuum pad formed on the inner support member, the second vacuum pad being located on a rear of the central recess, and
wherein the pair of outer fingers further protrude forward beyond the pair of inner fingers, and
wherein the first vacuum pads and the second vacuum pad are located in a radius of rotation that is smaller than a radius of rotation in which support pins are located.

US Pat. No. 10,923,343

HIGH-K DIELECTRIC LAYER, FABRICATING METHOD THEREOF AND MULTI-FUNCTION EQUIPMENT IMPLEMENTING SUCH FABRICATING METHOD

Miin-Jang Chen, Taipei (...

1. A high-k dielectric layer formed in a semiconductor device, comprising:M atomic-layer-deposited films, formed in sequence on a material layer of the semiconductor device, each atomic-layer-deposited film being formed of an oxide and formed by an atomic layer deposition (ALD) process, M being an integer larger than 1, wherein N assigned films among the M atomic-layer-deposited films are bombarded by a non-reactive gas plasma during or after cycles of the ALD process to result in an annealing effect such that a defect density of the N assigned films is reduced, N is a natural number and less than or equal to M.

US Pat. No. 10,923,319

METHOD FOR PROJECTING A BEAM OF PARTICLES ONTO A SUBSTRATE WITH CORRECTION OF SCATTERING EFFECTS

1. A method for projecting a particle beam onto a substrate, said method comprising:a step of calculating a correction of scattering effects of said particle beam by means of a point spread function modelling forward scattering effects of particles;
a step of modifying a dose profile of said particle beam, implementing the correction thus calculated; and
a step of projecting the particle beam, the dose profile of which has been modified, onto said substrate, and wherein said point spread function comprises one of the following: a two-dimensional double sigmoid function or a linear combination of functions at least one of which comprises a two-dimensional double sigmoid function.

US Pat. No. 10,923,314

METHOD OF IMAGE ACQUISITION AND ELECTRON MICROSCOPE

JEOL Ltd., Tokyo (JP)

1. A method of image acquisition implemented in an electron microscope for generating a differential phase contrast (DPC) image with electrons transmitted through a sample, said method comprising the steps of:obtaining plural DPC images while causing relative variations in the direction of incidence of an electron beam with respect to the sample;
generating one DPC image by accumulating the plural DPC images; and
displaying the one generated DPC image.

US Pat. No. 10,923,311

CATHODE FOR ION SOURCE COMPRISING A TAPERED SIDEWALL

XIA TAI XIN SEMICONDUCTOR...

1. An apparatus, comprising:an arc chamber having a receiving area in which a plasma comprising ions of a chemical is generated during operation; and
an electron source device protruding into the receiving area of the arc chamber, the electron source device comprising:
a cathode having a body and a cap disposed over the body, the cap having a receiving surface and an emitting surface opposite the receiving surface, the emitting surface having a convex shape facing the receiving area of the arc chamber, the receiving surface having a truncated conical shape where a center area is a flat surface and the center area being surrounded by a tapered sidewall; and
a filament disposed in the body of the cathode.

US Pat. No. 10,923,301

DOUBLE THROW SWITCH OPERATING MECHANISM

The Durham Company, Leba...

1. A switching mechanism for actuating a switch, the switching mechanism comprising:an actuator rotatable between an off position and an on position; and
a timing disc assembly comprising an actuator disc, a bias disc, and a switch disc arranged in a stack such that the actuator disc, the bias disc, and the switch disc overlay each other, the actuator disc being rotatably connected to the actuator such that the actuator disc is configured to rotate with the actuator, the actuator disc comprising a first actuator flange and a second actuator flange, the bias disc being connected to at least one biasing mechanism, the bias disc comprising a first bias flange and a second bias flange, the switch disc being connected to the switch, the switch disc comprising a switch flange, the first actuator flange of the actuator disc being configured to engage the first bias flange of the bias disc such that the actuator disc is configured to rotate the bias disc to an overcenter position of the at least one biasing mechanism, wherein the overcenter position of the at least one biasing mechanism is configured to rotate the bias disc such that engagement between the first bias flange of the bias disc and the switch flange of the switch disc is configured to rotate the switch disc from an open position of the switch to a closed position of the switch, the second actuator flange of the actuator disc being configured to engage the second bias flange of the bias disc such that the actuator disc is configured to rotate the bias disc to the overcenter position of the at least one biasing mechanism, wherein the overcenter position of the at least one biasing mechanism is configured to rotate the bias disc such that engagement between the second bias flange of the bias disc and the switch flange of the switch disc is configured to rotate the switch disc from the closed position to the open position of the switch.

US Pat. No. 10,923,287

VASCULAR COOLED CAPACITOR ASSEMBLY AND METHOD

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A capacitor assembly configured for use with a cooling fluid system, comprising:a plurality of capacitors, each capacitor having respective first and second leads and a respective central axial passage extending along at least a portion of a respective axial length thereof;
first and second busbars disposed in electrical contact with the first and second leads, respectively;
an encapsulant enveloping the plurality of capacitors and a respective major portion of each of the first and second busbars; and
a network of channels enveloped within the encapsulant and formed by deflagration of a sacrificial material, each channel having a respective inlet end and a respective outlet end, the network having at least one network inlet configured to direct fluid flow into the inlet ends and at least one network outlet configured to direct fluid flow away from the outlet ends, wherein at least one branch of each channel is positioned as being at least one of inside the central axial passage of at least one of the capacitors, around an outer periphery of at least one of the capacitors, and between at least two of the capacitors, and wherein each of the at least one network inlet and the at least one network outlet is configured for sealable engagement with the cooling fluid system.

US Pat. No. 10,923,280

FILM CAPACITOR, COMBINATION TYPE CAPACITOR, INVERTER, AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A film capacitor, comprising:a main body portion comprising:
a dielectric film, and
a metal film disposed on one surface of the dielectric film, and having surface roughnesses of S1 and S2 where S1 denotes a surface roughness of the metal film in a first direction, and S2 denotes a surface roughness of the metal film in a second direction, the first direction perpendicular to the second direction, S1 greater than S2; and
the main body portion including a pair of ends in the first direction thereof; and
external electrodes disposed on the pair of ends, respectively,
wherein an average value of fractal dimensions of irregularity boundary lines due to wrinkles of the metal film is 1.08 or more.

US Pat. No. 10,923,271

CORE AND TRANSFORMER

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A core for a transformer, the core comprising:a shaft part having a cylindrical shape; and
a pair of leg parts provided at both sides with respect to the shaft part, each of the leg parts having an inner surface that is curved to face a winding wound on the shaft part,
wherein each of the leg parts has, on both ends of the inner surface, inner corner parts that are chamfered,
wherein each of the leg parts has a flat outer surface and connection surfaces that are orthogonal to the flat outer surface and that connect the flat outer surface and the corner parts to form right-angle outer corner parts,
wherein the inner surface and the inner corner parts of each of the leg parts are curved in different directions,
wherein the winding includes a first winding and a second winding and a voltage of the first winding is higher than a voltage of the second winding, and
wherein the inner corner parts of each of the leg parts are chamfered with a radius of curvature of 2 mm or more so that a partial discharge start voltage between the first winding, the core and the second winding is greater than or equal to 5 kV.

US Pat. No. 10,923,242

RADIOISOTOPE PRODUCTION TARGET INSERT DESIGN AND TARGET HARVESTING METHODOLOGY FOR LONG TERM IRRADIATION IN COMMERCIAL NUCLEAR REACTORS

Westinghouse Electric Com...

1. A method of irradiating an isotope in a commercial nuclear reactor that has a moveable in-core detector system including detectors that travel in retractable thimbles that extend from a seal table, outside the nuclear reactor, up into a pressure vessel of the nuclear reactor and through instrument thimbles within fuel assemblies supported within a reactor core, the moveable in-core detector system further including a multi-path selector, positioned on an upstream side of the seal table, that selects the retractable thimbles through which the detectors travel, the method comprising the steps of:providing an elongated, hollow, target specimen cable sized to travel in one of the retractable thimbles with the target specimen cable being sealed at a lead end and having a removable plug that is configured to fit into a trailing end, the target specimen cable having a length sufficient to extend out of the seal table when the target specimen is fully inserted in a preselected, substantially fully extended retractable thimble;
loading one or more target specimens through the trailing end into a forward location in the hollow of the target specimen cable;
closing off the trailing end with the removable plug;
identifying the preselected retractable thimble that extends into the instrument thimble into which the target specimen cable is to be loaded;
inserting the lead end of the target specimen cable into the preselected retractable thimble;
driving the target specimen cable through the retractable thimble and into the instrument thimble to an elevation that places the target specimen at a predetermined elevation;
irradiating the target specimen at the predetermined elevation for a preselected period of time; and
withdrawing the target specimen cable from the instrument thimble after the preselected period of time and out of the preselected retractable thimble to a processing area where it can be loaded into a shielded transportation cask.

US Pat. No. 10,923,241

CONCRETE CASK

Hitachi Zosen Corporation...

1. A concrete cask comprising:a metal canister accommodating spent fuel;
a concrete container body for accommodating the canister inside the container body;
a cooling passage provided between an external peripheral surface of the canister and an internal peripheral surface of the container body, and allowing air for cooling the external peripheral surface of the canister to pass; and
a top space provided between a top surface of the canister, and inside of a lid of the container body, wherein
a baffle plate for suppressing introduction of air rising through the cooling passage to the top space is provided,
wherein the baffle plate is mounted on a top external peripheral surface of the canister, and has such a shape that an external periphery around a top end of the canister expands towards a top.

US Pat. No. 10,923,220

PROGRAM, DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PATIENT WHO IS ATTEMPTING TO QUIT SMOKING

CUREAPP, INC., Tokyo (JP...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium with instructions stored thereon, that when executed by a processor, perform the steps comprising:prompting a patient-side device to display:
a message that requests a patient to input report information indicating whether the patient has smoked; and
a message that requests the patient to provide a biological sample to a biomarker concentration meter that measures a biomarker concentration indicating an actual smoking state of the patient;
receiving, from the patient-side device, the report information input by the patient;
receiving, from the biomarker concentration meter, a biomarker concentration measurement value measured from the biological sample by the biomarker concentration meter;
comparing the biomarker concentration measurement value with a biomarker concentration reference value to determine consistency between the biomarker concentration measurement value and the report information for determining whether the report information input by the patient is false;
based on a result of the consistency determination and the actual smoking state of the patient, generating smoking cessation therapy information for smoking cessation therapy to be performed for the patient; and
transmitting the smoking cessation therapy information to the patient-side device that presents information for the smoking cessation therapy to the patient based on the smoking cessation therapy information.

US Pat. No. 10,923,208

SHIFT REGISTER UNIT, SHIFT REGISTER CIRCUIT AND DISPLAY DEVICE

Hefei Xinsheng Optoelectr...

1. A shift register unit, comprising:a detection input circuit coupled to a first clock signal terminal, a second clock signal terminal, a third clock signal terminal, a first input terminal, a first power signal terminal, a pull-up node and a first node, and configured to transmit a signal from the third clock signal terminal to the pull-up node in response to a signal from the first clock signal terminal and a signal from the second clock signal terminal;
a display input circuit coupled to a second input terminal, the pull-up node, and a second power signal terminal, and configured to transmit a signal from the second power signal terminal to the pull-up node in response to a signal from the second input terminal;
an inverter circuit coupled to a third power signal terminal, the pull-up node, a pull-down node, the first node, and the first power signal terminal, and configured to transmit a signal from the third power signal terminal to the pull-down node in response to the signal from the third power signal terminal, transmit a signal from the first power signal terminal to the pull-down node in response to a signal from the pull-up node, and transmit the signal from the first power signal terminal to the pull-up node in response to a signal from the pull-down node;
a pull-down circuit coupled to the pull-down node, the first power signal terminal, a fourth power signal terminal, an output terminal, and a first signal output terminal, and configured to, in response to the signal from the pull-down node, transmit the signal from the first power signal terminal to the output terminal and transmit a signal from the fourth power signal terminal to the first signal output terminal;
a reset circuit coupled to the second clock signal terminal, the pull-up node, the first power signal terminal, a third input terminal, and the first node, and configured to transmit the signal from the first power signal terminal to the pull-up node in response to the signal from the second clock signal terminal and transmit the signal from the first power signal terminal to the pull-up node in response to a signal from the third input terminal; and
a first output circuit coupled to a fourth clock signal terminal, the pull-up node, the output terminal, and the first signal output terminal, and configured to transmit a signal from the fourth clock signal terminal to the output terminal and the first signal output terminal in response to the signal from the pull-up node.

US Pat. No. 10,923,175

MEMORY DEVICE ADJUSTING DUTY CYCLE AND MEMORY SYSTEM HAVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A memory device comprising:a clock receiver configured to receive, from a memory controller, a write clock that is used to receive write data during a data write operation;
a duty monitor configured to generate first monitoring information by monitoring a duty of the write clock; and
a duty adjuster configured to adjust the duty of the write clock in response to a duty control signal and output an adjusted write clock,
wherein the memory device provides the first monitoring information to the memory controller, and receives the duty control signal, generated using the first monitoring information, from the memory controller.

US Pat. No. 10,923,161

BITCELL WORDLINE STRAPPING CIRCUITRY

Arm Limited, Cambridge (...

1. An integrated circuit, comprising:a bitcell;
a first strap that couples the bitcell to ground;
a second strap that couples the bitcell to a bitline with a second via; and
a third strap that couples the bitcell to a wordline within a boundary of the bitcell,
wherein the third strap couples the bitcell to the wordline with a third via, wherein the second and third vias are different, wherein the second and third vias are positioned within the boundary of the bitcell.

US Pat. No. 10,923,158

DYNAMIC SEQUENTIAL IMAGE PROCESSING

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method for sequential image processing comprising:obtaining a first set of parameters corresponding to a first video, the first set of parameters including a first skip number and a first segment length;
obtaining a first set of image feature values corresponding to the first video;
storing the first set of parameters and the first set of image feature values as reference data;
calculating a second set of image feature values corresponding to a second video;
comparing the second set of image feature values to the reference data to generate a first degree of difference;
determining, based on the comparing, that the first degree of difference exceeds a threshold;
calculating, in response to the determining, a variance between the first set of image feature values and the reference data;
generating, based at least in part on the variance, a second set of parameters corresponding to the second video, the second set of parameters including a second skip number and a second segment length; and
assigning the second set of parameters to the second video for performing a video analysis task with the second video.

US Pat. No. 10,923,153

NON-LINEAR PROGRAM PLANNER, PREPARATION, AND DELIVERY SYSTEM

SCRIPPS NETWORKS INTERACT...

1. A method for program planning, preparation, and delivery of a non-linear video asset, the method comprising:receiving a linear broadcast schedule from a linear schedule service application into a non-linear planning application;
receiving content rights from a content rights application into the non-linear planning application;
receiving a source video asset from a storage device into the non-linear planning application;
generating a partner content avails with the non-linear planning application;
generating a metadata file of the source video asset with the non-linear planning application, wherein the metadata file of the source video asset includes an updated metadata field related to distribution of the source video asset;
adding the source video asset to a playlist created using a planning user interface;
automatically creating a partner avails document based on partner content distribution dates, partner content rights, and the identified source video asset; and
sending the partner avails document to distribution partners.

US Pat. No. 10,923,120

HUMAN-MACHINE INTERACTION METHOD AND APPARATUS BASED ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Beijing Baidu Netcom Scie...

1. A human-machine interaction method based on artificial intelligence, the method comprising:setting a core-type database in a terminal, the core-type database including a navigation database or a control database, wherein the navigation database includes interaction information responsive to a sentence including a navigation instruction, and the control database includes interaction information responsive to a sentence including a control instruction;
receiving, by the terminal, a user-entered interaction sentence;
determining that the user-entered interaction sentence includes the navigation instruction or the control instruction;
searching locally in the terminal for interaction information responsive to the user-entered interaction sentence including the navigation instruction or the control instruction;
determining interaction information to be presented to a user based on a search result;
receiving by the terminal a second user-entered interaction sentence;
determining that the second user-entered interaction sentence does not include the navigation instruction and the control instruction;
sending the second user-entered interaction sentence that does not include the navigation instruction and the control instruction to a search engine remotely connected to the terminal arranged in a vehicle; and
obtaining by the search engine a second search result corresponding to the interaction sentence.

US Pat. No. 10,923,119

SPEECH DATA PROCESSING METHOD AND APPARATUS, DEVICE AND STORAGE MEDIUM

BAIDU ONLINE NETWORK TECH...

1. A speech data processing method, wherein the method is performed by a smart device, and the speech data processing method comprises:obtaining speech data including wakeup word candidates, using a speech wakeup engine of the smart device to perform wakeup recognition for the obtained speech data, and storing the obtained speech data in a cyclic buffer queue;
obtaining a wakeup recognition result returned by the speech wakeup engine upon completion of the wakeup recognition based on a preset wakeup word/phrase; and
in response to determining that the wakeup recognition result is a suspicious wakeup, sending buffer data in the cyclic buffer queue, including the wakeup word candidates, from an interception starting position to an end of the cyclic buffer queue to a speech recognition engine outside of the smart device, and sending the preset wakeup word/phrase to the speech recognition engine, so that the speech recognition engine performs secondary wakeup recognition according to the buffer data and the preset wakeup word/phrase, and returns a secondary wakeup recognition result, and in response to determining that the secondary wakeup recognition result is an acknowledged wakeup, determining that a final wakeup recognition result is the acknowledged wakeup, and
wherein the preset wakeup word/phrase is also configured to be used by the speech recognition engine to filter the buffer data to obtain command content to be recognized.

US Pat. No. 10,923,106

METHOD FOR AUDIO SYNTHESIS ADAPTED TO VIDEO CHARACTERISTICS

Korea Electronics Technol...

1. An audio synthesis method comprising:receiving an input of a video;
receiving an input of a text;
extracting characteristics x from the video in a time-series way;
extracting characteristics p of phonemes from the text; and
generating an audio spectrum characteristic St at a time t used to generate an audio to be synthesized with a video at the time t, based on correlations between an audio spectrum characteristic St-1 at a time t?1, which is used to generate an audio to be synthesized with a video at the time t?1, and the characteristics x.

US Pat. No. 10,923,104

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CUSTOMIZING AND PROVIDING AUTOMATED VOICE PROMPTS FOR TEXT DISPLAYED ON A SECURITY SYSTEM KEYPAD

Ademco Inc., Golden Vall...

1. A method comprising:receiving a security system message at a cloud system from a security system control panel;
determining whether a memory device associated with the cloud system includes preconfigured message data associated with the security system message;
when the memory device fails to include the preconfigured message data, identifying a zone number of a monitored region from contents of the security system message, identifying a user intelligible description of a name of a zone corresponding to the zone number by cross-referencing the zone number with a first of a plurality of default messages stored in the memory device, identifying a status of the zone from the contents of the security system message, identifying a user intelligible description of the status of the zone by cross-referencing the contents of the security system message with a second of the plurality of default messages, and combining the first of the plurality of default messages and the second of the plurality of default messages to construct a default customized message;
and
transmitting the default customized message from the cloud system to a user device for audible transmission of the default customized message.

US Pat. No. 10,923,099

ACOUSTICAL LENS AND ULTRASOUND TRANSDUCER PROBE

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. Acoustical lens for an ultrasound probe, comprising:an inner surface for facing an emission surface of an ultrasound transducer and for receiving ultrasound waves from the ultrasound transducer, wherein the inner surface is formed as a convexly curved surface;
an outer surface for emitting the ultrasound waves received at the inner surface;
one or more sidewalls forming a cavity with the inner surface, the cavity sized and shaped to receive the ultrasound transducer and a connection mold material between the ultrasound transducer and the convexly curved surface; and
at least one recess formed between the inner surface and the one or more sidewalls, the at least one recess configured for capturing air bubbles and excess connection mold material to reduce the amount of air bubbles between the ultrasound transducer and the convexly curved surface.

US Pat. No. 10,923,062

DISPLAY PANEL, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, DRIVING METHOD AND DISPLAY DEVICE

Chongqing BOE Optoelectro...

13. A driving method for driving a display panel, comprising:providing the display panel, the display panel comprising:
a first display sub-panel and a second display sub-panel disposed opposite to each other, the first display sub-panel comprising a plurality of first gate lines and the second display sub-panel comprising a plurality of second gate lines; and
a plurality of single-way conducting switches, one of the plurality of first gate lines, one of the plurality of second gate lines, and one of the plurality of single-way conducting switches being connected and disposed in a one-to-one correspondence, wherein one of the single-way conducting switches has an input end electrically connected to the corresponding first gate line and an output end electrically connected to the corresponding second gate line, and one of the single-way conducting switches is unidirectionally conducted from the corresponding first gate line to the corresponding second gate line;
when the simultaneous display of the first display sub-panel and the second display sub-panel is performed, inputting a first gate scan signal to the first gate line of the first display sub-panel and enabling the display of the first display sub-panel; and
driving, by the first gate scan signal, the corresponding single-way conducting switch to be unidirectionally turned on from the first gate line to the second gate line of the second display sub-panel, and allowing the simultaneous display of the second display sub-panel and the first display sub-panel.

US Pat. No. 10,923,041

DETECTION METHOD AND DETECTION DEVICE FOR ARRAY SUBSTRATE DRIVING CIRCUIT

Hefei Xinsheng Optoelectr...

1. A detection method for an array substrate driving circuit, wherein the array substrate driving circuit comprises a pixel driving circuit comprising a storage capacitor, a first switching transistor, a second switching transistor, and a third switching transistor, wherein a gate of the first switching transistor is electrically connected to a first gate terminal, a first electrode of the first switching transistor is electrically connected to a data input terminal, a second electrode of the first switching transistor is electrically connected to a first terminal of the storage capacitor, a gate of the second switching transistor is electrically connected to a second gate terminal, a first electrode of the second switching transistor is electrically connected to a sensing voltage terminal, a second electrode of the second switching transistor is electrically connected to a second terminal of the storage capacitor, the second terminal of the storage capacitor is electrically connected to a first electrode terminal of a light emitting device, and a gate of the third switching transistor is electrically connected to the first terminal of the storage capacitor, a first electrode of the third switching transistor is electrically connected to the first electrode terminal of the light emitting device, and a second electrode of the third switching transistor is electrically connected to a power terminal;the detection method comprising:
in an all-on stage, inputting a first supply voltage signal to the power terminal, inputting a first data voltage signal to the data input terminal, inputting a first sensing voltage signal to the sensing voltage terminal, inputting a first gate-on signal to the first gate terminal, and inputting a second gate-on signal to the second gate terminal, such that the first switching transistor, the second switching transistor, and the third switching transistor are all turned on;
in a data voltage changing stage after an end of the all-on stage, changing the first data voltage signal to a second data voltage signal, wherein the second data voltage signal is stored at the first terminal of the storage capacitor; and
in a measurement stage after the data voltage changing stage, measuring a voltage at the first electrode terminal of the light emitting device, and comparing the measured voltage with a theoretical voltage to determine whether the array substrate driving circuit is normal.

US Pat. No. 10,923,040

GATE DRIVER AND ELECTROLUMINESCENT DISPLAY INCLUDING THE SAME

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

1. A gate driver comprising:a plurality of stages, each of the plurality of stages including:
a first transistor configured to apply a start signal of a gate-on voltage to a first node in response to a first clock signal and activate the first node;
a second transistor configured to supply an emission signal of the gate-on voltage to an output node when a second node is bootstrapped in response to a second clock signal, wherein the second clock signal has a phase different from a phase of the first clock signal;
a first controller configured to activate a third node based on the first clock signal, the start signal and a voltage of the first node; and
a third transistor configured to supply the emission signal of a gate-off voltage to the output node while the third node is activated prior to activation of the first node,
wherein each of the plurality of stages further includes a fifth transistor configured to block an electrical connection between the first node and the second node when the second node is bootstrapped.

US Pat. No. 10,923,029

PIXEL CIRCUIT

Au Optronics Corporation,...

1. A pixel circuit, comprising:a light-emitting element, having an anode and a cathode receiving a system low voltage;
a first transistor, having a first terminal receiving a system high voltage, a control terminal receiving a first light-emitting signal, and a second terminal;
a second transistor, having a first terminal receiving the system high voltage, a control terminal receiving the first light-emitting signal and a second terminal;
a third transistor, having a first terminal coupled to the second terminal of the second transistor, a control terminal receiving a first scan signal, and a second terminal receiving a reference voltage;
a fourth transistor, having a first terminal directly connected to the second terminal of the second transistor, a control terminal and a second terminal;
a storage capacitor, directly connected between the second terminal of the first transistor and the control terminal of the fourth transistor;
a fifth transistor, having a first terminal coupled to the control terminal of the fourth transistor, a control terminal receiving the first scan signal and a second terminal coupled to the second terminal of the fourth transistor;
a sixth transistor, having a first terminal coupled to the control terminal of the fourth transistor, a control terminal receiving a second scan signal, and a second terminal receiving a low level voltage or the second scan signal;
a seventh transistor, having a first terminal directly connected to the second terminal of the fourth transistor, a control terminal receiving a second light-emitting signal, and a second terminal directly connected to the anode of the light-emitting element; and
an eighth transistor, having a first terminal receiving a data voltage, a control terminal receiving the first scan signal, and a second terminal coupled to the second terminal of the first transistor,
wherein an enabling period of the first scan signal is longer than an enabling period of the second scan signal, the enabling period of the second scan signal is earlier than the enabling period of the first scan signal, and the enabling period of the second scan signal is partially overlapped with the enabling period of the first scan signal.

US Pat. No. 10,923,012

DISPLAYS WITH MULTIPLE REFRESH RATE MODES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A display comprising:a plurality of display pixels arranged in rows and columns;
display driver circuitry configured to provide image data to the columns of display pixels; and
gate driver circuitry configured to provide control signals to the rows of display pixels, wherein the gate driver circuitry includes a shift register that is operable in a native refresh rate mode at a first refresh rate and a high refresh rate mode at a second refresh rate that is twice the first refresh rate, wherein in the native refresh rate mode the shift register sequentially provides control signals to each row of all the display pixels, and wherein in the high refresh rate mode the shift register sequentially provides control signals to each pair of adjacent rows of all the display pixels.

US Pat. No. 10,923,007

SHIFT REGISTER UNIT, GATE DRIVE CIRCUIT, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

Hefei BOE Optoelectronics...

1. A shift register unit, comprising:an input circuit coupled to an input terminal, a pull-up node, and a first clock signal terminal, and configured to transmit an input signal to the pull-up node in response to a first clock signal;
a first storage capacitor coupled between the pull-up node and a pull-down node;
a pull-up circuit coupled to the pull-up node, a second clock signal terminal, and a first output terminal, and configured to transmit a second clock signal to the first output terminal in response to a signal from the pull-up node;
an output circuit coupled to the second clock signal terminal, the pull-up node, and a second output terminal, and configured to transmit the second clock signal to the second output terminal in response to the signal from the pull-up node;
an auxiliary circuit coupled to the first clock signal terminal, the second clock signal terminal, the input terminal, and the first output terminal, and configured to transmit the input signal to a first node in response to the first clock signal and transmit the second clock signal to the first output terminal in response to a signal from the first node;
a second storage capacitor coupled between the pull-up node and the first node; and
a pull-down circuit coupled to a third clock signal terminal, a first power signal terminal, the pull-down node, and the second output terminal, and configured to transmit a first power signal to the pull-down node and the second output terminal in response to a third clock signal.

US Pat. No. 10,923,003

LIGHT SOURCE APPARATUS, DISPLAY APPARATUS, VEHICLE, THREE-DIMENSIONAL PROJECTION APPARATUS, THREE-DIMENSIONAL PROJECTION SYSTEM, IMAGE PROJECTION APPARATUS, AND IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. An image projection apparatus comprising:a display configured to display an image;
a first optical member;
at least one second optical member configured to project the image onto the first optical member and make a virtual image of the image visible to a subject;
a controller configured to dynamically correct the image in accordance with a position of both eyes of the subject; and
a memory configured to store a plurality of pieces of correction information corresponding to a plurality of reference positions in actual space,
wherein the controller is configured to:
select first correction information, corresponding to a position of a right eye of the subject, from among the plurality of pieces of correction information stored in the memory or generate the first correction information based on two or more of the plurality of pieces of correction information;
select second correction information, corresponding to a position of a left eye of the subject, from among the plurality of pieces of correction information stored in the memory or generate the second correction information based on two or more of the plurality of pieces of correction information;
generate third correction information based on the first correction information and the second correction information; and
use the third correction information to correct the image to be displayed by the display.

US Pat. No. 10,922,997

CUSTOMIZING CONTENT FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL EXERCISE FEEDBACK

Physera, Inc., Palo Alto...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by an exercise feedback system from a plurality of client devices, a plurality of images indicating musculoskeletal form of a plurality of users of the exercise feedback system while performing exercises;
determining user information describing performance of the exercises by the plurality of users;
generating, by a model receiving the plurality of images and the user information as input, a score for each of the plurality of users, wherein each score indicates a level of urgency that a corresponding user needs attention from a human provider, wherein the model generates each score by determining a weighted average of a plurality of signals including at least a level of pain for each of the plurality of users while performing the exercises;
sending, from the exercise feedback system to a client device of the human provider, at least a subset of the plurality of images, wherein the client device is different than the plurality of client devices;
displaying, by the client device to the human provider, the subset of the plurality of images in an order according to the scores of the plurality of users; and
receiving, by the exercise feedback system from the client device, feedback input by the human provider describing the musculoskeletal form of the plurality of users responsive to the human provider viewing the subset of the plurality of images displayed by the client device.

US Pat. No. 10,922,990

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR QUESTION AND ANSWER

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A display apparatus comprising:an input receiver;
a voice receiver;
a display;
a communicator; and
a processor configured to:
receive a user voice input through the voice receiver,
based on text information, including a plurality of words, corresponding to the user voice input, receive, through the communicator from an external server, a plurality of suggested search text combinations related to the plurality of words included in the text information, and control the display to display the plurality of suggested search text combinations,
based on a user input for selecting a suggested search text combination from among the plurality of suggested search text combinations being received through the input receiver, receive information corresponding to the selected suggested search text combination through the communicator from the external server, and control the display to display the received information corresponding to the selected suggested search text combination.

US Pat. No. 10,922,978

CONTROLLING AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES TO PROVIDE AUTOMATED EMERGENCY RESPONSE FUNCTIONS

Allstate Insurance Compan...

20. One or more non-transitory computer-readable media storing instructions that, when executed by a computing platform comprising at least one processor, memory, and a communication interface, cause the computing platform to:receive, via the communication interface, vehicle data associated with a first vehicle from a first on-board vehicle monitoring system associated with the first vehicle;
detect an occurrence of an incident at a first location based on the vehicle data associated with the first vehicle received from the first on-board vehicle monitoring system associated with the first vehicle;
select a first autonomous vehicle to respond to the incident at the first location based on autonomous vehicle state information;
generate one or more dispatch commands directing the first autonomous vehicle to move to the first location and execute one or more response functions; and
send, via the communication interface, to a first on-board autonomous vehicle control system associated with the first autonomous vehicle, the one or more dispatch commands directing the first autonomous vehicle to move to the first location and execute the one or more response functions,
wherein sending the one or more dispatch commands to the first on-board autonomous vehicle control system associated with the first autonomous vehicle causes the first on-board autonomous vehicle control system associated with the first autonomous vehicle to drive the first autonomous vehicle to the first location, and
wherein selecting the first autonomous vehicle to respond to the incident at the first location based on the autonomous vehicle state information comprises determining, based on the autonomous vehicle state information, that the first autonomous vehicle is the closest available autonomous vehicle to the first location of a plurality of available autonomous vehicles within a predetermined distance of the first location.

US Pat. No. 10,922,974

VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicle control device comprising:a wide-angle radar which is configured to detect landmarks around an own vehicle;
a map database which includes information on borderlines by which a drivable area and an undrivable area of a vehicle are separated;
an estimation line set portion which is configured to execute setting processing to set an estimation line around the own vehicle based on a location of the own vehicle and the information on borderlines, wherein the estimation line extends substantially parallel to the borderline on an own vehicle side than the estimation line; and
an object estimation portion which is configured to execute estimation processing to estimate whether or not the landmark is an object to be noted for travel assist control including the drive control, braking control and steering control of the own vehicle,
wherein the estimation processing includes processing:
to determine that the landmark is the object to be noted for travel assist control when the detecting position of the same landmark is at the own vehicle side than the estimation line; and
to determine that the landmark is not the object to be noted for travel assist control when the detecting position of the same landmark is not at the own vehicle side than the estimation line.

US Pat. No. 10,922,961

REMOTE COMMUNICATION WITH MULTIPLE DIALYSIS MACHINES

Fresenius Medical Care Ho...

1. A medical system, comprising:a first medical device;
a second medical device; and
a remote control device communicatively coupled to the first medical device and the second medical device, wherein the remote control device is wirelessly paired via a first linking ultrasonic signal and coupled to communicate via a first communication ultrasonic signal to the first medical device via a first ultrasonic communication channel and wirelessly paired via a second linking ultrasonic signal and coupled to communicate via a second communication ultrasonic signal to the second medical device via a second ultrasonic communication channel, and wherein the first medical device and the second medical device are independently controllable by the remote control device, wherein the remote control device includes an ultrasonic communication component and an interface that displays, at a same time, representations of both the first medical device and the second medical device and enables selection and control of the first medical device independently from selection and control of the second medical device, and wherein the remote control device controls only one of the first medical device or the second medical device at a time using the ultrasonic communication component.

US Pat. No. 10,922,933

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EFFICIENT SEATING IN AMUSEMENT PARK VENUES

Universal City Studios LL...

1. A system for providing seating guidance for an attraction ride vehicle of an amusement park attraction, comprising:a computing device associated with a display;
one or more processors of the computing device; and
one or more memory devices of the computing device storing information about the attraction ride vehicle and storing instructions corresponding to a seating application, wherein the seating application, when executed by the one or more processors, causes the computing device to:
provide an interface to receive seating input data from an operator for a guest or a group of guests;
process the seating input data in combination with the information about the attraction ride vehicle based on seating logic to provide seat location information in the attraction ride vehicle for the guests or the group of guests
output the seat location information via the display;
receive data indicative of unoccupied seats in the attraction ride vehicle; and
generate a metric for the operator based on the data indicative of unoccupied seats in the attraction ride vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,922,928

LOTTERY DEVICE AND LOTTERY METHOD

SEGA SAMMY CREATION INC.,...

1. An electronic lottery device comprising an electronic control unit including an electronic data processor and an electronic data memory, an electronic data storage unit, a random data generating unit and at least one electronic display, the electronic control unit executes a program stored in the storage unit to thereby implement:an associating function for randomly associating, based on data from the random data generating unit, a plurality of different marks on a plurality of different positions on a virtual object in which a lottery result is to be indicated;
an operation control function for simulating a motion of the virtual object in a virtual space by physical operation in response to a user input to the electronic lottery device;
a determining function for determining a lottery result on the basis of the mark associated with a particular position on the virtual object as determined according to a state of the virtual object in the simulation result; and
a displaying function for displaying the simulated motion of the virtual object in the virtual space and the lottery result on the electronic display,
wherein the timing of the performance of the associating function is variable and includes at least a timing where the marks associated with the positions of the virtual object are displayed at the moment the user input is received.

US Pat. No. 10,922,926

METHOD, DEVICE, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM FOR WAGERING ON A SKILLS-BASED DIGITAL GAMING COMPETITION WITH AN OUT-OF-GAME PEER WAGERING MODULE

OKLETSPLAY INCORPORATED, ...

1. One or more transactional servers, comprising:processing circuitry configured to:
communicate with a computing device storing a peer-wagering module for wagering on a skills-based digital gaming competition;
send, to the peer-wagering module, potential game data that includes information on at least one third party game a player can play;
receive, from the peer-wagering module, selection information from a player that includes at least one selected game instance of at least one selected third party game from among the at least one third party game and at least one wager amount the player wishes to wager on the at least one selected game instance, wherein the at least one selected third party game is accessed by the computing device, and the peer-wagering module is external and distinct from the at least one selected game instance and the at least one selected third party game; and
generate game instance match ID data or receive game instance match ID data generated by the peer wagering module, wherein the game instance match ID data includes at least one of:
credential data associated with the player,
a wager amount of the player, and
at least one selected game instance; and
wherein the at least one selected game instance is activated for the computing device or another computing device for use by the player.

US Pat. No. 10,922,904

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REMOTELY COMMUNICATING VEHICLE INFORMATION TO THE CLOUD

Aeris Communications, Inc...

1. A method for communicating and storing vehicle information from a vehicle across a remote network to one or more remote devices utilizing at least one communication protocol of the vehicle, comprising the steps of:receiving vehicle data from the vehicle through a device protocol system in communication arrangement with the vehicle, wherein the device protocol system includes: a protocol adapter including a processor, wherein the protocol adapter communicates with a vehicle communication system of the vehicle; a device controller for managing any one or more of: data requests, transmission frequency, and event triggers; and a device communications module for communicating the received vehicle data across the remote network to a service broker system;
transmitting at least one message having a device ID, an endpoint ID, and the received vehicle data, from the device protocol system across the remote network to the service broker system capable of mapping the device ID to the endpoint ID,
wherein the service broker system includes: a broker network module including a transmitter, a device profile module including a database, a data store for storing received vehicle data, an access control module including a processor for providing a data use profile rule set and an applications service module including a processor for processing requests from software applications to access the received vehicle data, and
wherein the service broker system resides on the remote network,
remote from the vehicle and the device protocol system; and
decoding and storing the received vehicle data of the at least one transmitted message on the remote network at the data store according to the transmitted at least one message.

US Pat. No. 10,922,896

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM FOR CORRECTING DISPLAY INFORMATION DRAWN IN A PLURALITY OF BUFFERS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:an acquisition unit that acquires information related to a result of recognizing a real object in a real space;
a drawing unit that draws, in each buffer of a plurality of buffers, display information directly or indirectly associated with the buffer from among a plurality of pieces of display information; and
a display control unit that corrects a display of the display information drawn in each buffer of the plurality of buffers on a basis of the result of recognizing the real object, and causes a predetermined output unit to present each piece of the display information whose display has been corrected according to a positional relationship with the real object,
wherein the drawing unit draws each piece of the display information in a corresponding buffer of the plurality of buffers, the corresponding buffer being determined according to a position of the piece of the display information along a depth direction with respect to a viewpoint of a user,
wherein the drawing unit draws each piece of display information in the corresponding buffer determined based on a result of comparing the position of the piece of the display information in the depth direction with at least one threshold distance, and
wherein the acquisition unit, the drawing unit, and the display control unit are each implemented via at least one processor.

US Pat. No. 10,922,887

3D OBJECT RENDERING USING DETECTED FEATURES

Magic Leap, Inc., Planta...

1. An augmented reality display system configured to align 3D content with a real object, the system comprising:a frame configured to mount on the wearer;
an augmented reality display attached to the frame and configured to direct images to an eye of the wearer;
an eyepiece disposed on the frame, at least a portion of said eyepiece being transparent and disposed at a location in front of the wearer's eye when the wearer wears said display system such that said transparent portion transmits light from the environment in front of the wearer to the wearer's eye to provide a view of the environment in front of the wearer;
a light source configured to illuminate at least a portion of the skin of the wearer or of a person other than the wearer by emitting invisible light;
a light sensor configured to form an image of said at least a portion of the skin illuminated by said light source using said invisible light;
a depth sensor configured to detect a location of the skin; and
processing circuitry configured to:
detect a feature in the image formed using a reflected portion of the invisible light, the feature corresponding to a preexisting feature of said skin;
select and store said feature to be used as a marker for rendering augmented reality content onto a view of the skin through the eyepiece while the eyepiece is disposed between the wearer's eye and the skin; and
determine information regarding the location of said at least a portion of the skin, the orientation of said at least a portion of the skin, or both based on one or more characteristics of the feature in the image formed using a reflected portion of the invisible light;
wherein the processing circuitry is configured to monitor the location or the orientation of the skin using the depth sensor periodically at a first frequency, and to monitor the location of the feature using the light sensor at a second frequency less frequent than the first frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,922,885

INTERFACE DEPLOYING METHOD AND APPARATUS IN 3D IMMERSIVE ENVIRONMENT

Beijing Pico Technology C...

1. An interface deploying method based on virtual reality in a 3D immersive environment, wherein the method comprises:arranging an interface element displaying layer and a real scene displaying layer in turn from near to far in a direction of a user's sight line;
using a camera device to collect real scenes of a real environment where the user is located, and displaying them to the user by the real scene displaying layer; and
setting interface elements to a translucent state, and displaying the interface elements via the interface element displaying layer; and
dividing a circular area in the interface element displaying layer exactly facing to the user's sight line as the primary operation area by using lines and graphs, dividing an area in the interface element displaying layer out of the primary operation area as the secondary operation area by using lines and graphs, using the secondary operation area to display application tags currently not selected by the user, and using the primary operation area to display content corresponding to the application tag currently selected by the user;
wherein when the user selects a certain application tag in the secondary operation area, the content corresponding to the application tag is displayed in the primary operation area in a highlighted manner;
wherein the method further comprises: providing the user with an interface self-defining interface by which the user, according to his own needs, adjusts the number and positions of application tags displayed in the secondary operation area;
wherein the method further comprises: using the secondary operation area to display user operation information and system prompt information; and
while displaying the application tag, the secondary operation area displays the user operation information and the system prompt information to the user in real time so that the user knows an updated dynamic state of the system in time.

US Pat. No. 10,922,877

HIGHER-ORDER FUNCTION NETWORKS FOR LEARNING COMPOSABLE THREE-DIMENSIONAL (3D) OBJECT AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An apparatus for representing a three-dimensional (3D) object, the apparatus comprising:a memory storing instructions; and
a processor configured to execute the instructions to:
transmit a two-dimensional (2D) image to an external device;
based on the 2D image being transmitted, receive, from the external device, mapping function parameters that are obtained using a first neural network;
set a mapping function of a second neural network, based on the received mapping function parameters; and
based on 3D samples, obtain the 3D object corresponding to the 2D image, using the second neural network of which the mapping function is set.

US Pat. No. 10,922,872

NOISE REDUCTION ON G-BUFFERS FOR MONTE CARLO FILTERING

Disney Enterprises, Inc.,...

1. A computer-implemented method of selectively removing rendering noise from a geometric buffer prior to filtering, the computer-implemented method comprising:generating the geometric buffer for rendering an image of a three-dimensional scene from a viewpoint, the geometric buffer comprising at least one of a texture buffer, a depth buffer, and a normal buffer and including the rendering noise;
determining, for each of a plurality of pixels in the image being rendered, a respective world position sample value based on the three-dimensional scene and a position and orientation of the viewpoint;
performing, by operation of one or more computer processors, a pre-filtering operation on the geometric buffer in order to selectively remove the rendering noise from the geometric buffer using a respective filtering weight function for each of the plurality of pixels, wherein the respective filtering weight function is based on an optimal bandwidth value, variances of world position sample values of the three-dimensional scene, and the world position sample value for the respective pixel; and
subsequent to removal of the rendering noise, performing a filtering operation on the geometric buffer to produce a filtered geometric buffer, wherein the image is rendered based on the filtered geometric buffer and output.

US Pat. No. 10,922,858

DISPLAY APPARATUS, DISPLAY METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC CORPORA...

1. A display apparatus comprising:an operation input device that receives an operation signal, and designates a display range of an observed value with coordinates specified by the operation signal;
an analysis condition setting device that determines, as an analysis range or an analysis parameter of the observed value, a predetermined proportion, that ranges from 5% to 20%, of a number of samples included in the display range, wherein the larger the display range, the larger the predetermined proportion;
a computation device that analyzes a waveform or a trend of the observed value based on the analysis range or the analysis parameter; and
a display screen generation device that causes a display device to display a waveform or a straight line as a computation result of the computation device.

US Pat. No. 10,922,854

CT IMAGING

Neusoft Medical Systems C...

1. A method of Computed Tomography (CT) imaging in a CT system that includes a CT console, a CT scanner, and an image reconstruction computer, the method comprising:detecting, by the CT console, that a parameter adjustment instruction is received from a user during a scanning process in which a preview image is generated by the image reconstruction computer based on scan parameters and displayed to the user, wherein the preview image is generated based on at least a portion of raw data obtained by the CT scanner when the scanning process has not been completed;
sending, by the CT console, adjusted scan parameters to at least one of the CT scanner or the image reconstruction computer, wherein the adjusted scan parameters are determined according to the preview image; and
controlling, by the CT console, the CT scanner and the image reconstruction computer to generate a new preview image based on the adjusted scan parameters when the scanning process is re-executed and has not been completed.

US Pat. No. 10,922,841

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND IMAGE PROCESSING PROGRAM

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image processing device comprising one or more processors configured to cause the device to function as:a corresponding point searching circuitry configured to search a corresponding image for a corresponding point corresponding to a measurement point on a reference image obtained by capturing an image of a subject, the corresponding image being obtained by capturing an image of the subject from a point of view different from a point of view for the reference image;
a corresponding point adjusting circuitry that causes a display device to display a measurement point peripheral image that is an image of an area in a periphery of the measurement point extracted from the reference image and a corresponding point peripheral image that is an image of an area in a periphery of the corresponding point extracted from the corresponding image, the measurement point peripheral image and the corresponding point peripheral image being displayed side by side in a direction orthogonal to an epipolar line of the reference image and the corresponding image, and is configured to adjust a position of the corresponding point based on an instruction input to an input device; and
a calculating circuitry configured to calculate three-dimensional coordinates of the measurement point on the subject based on a position of the measurement point on the reference image and the position of the corresponding point on the corresponding image.

US Pat. No. 10,922,837

CLUTTERED BACKGROUND REMOVAL FROM IMAGERY FOR OBJECT DETECTION

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A method comprising:receiving a digital image captured by a visual sensor;
identifying a plurality of target pixels and a plurality of background pixels in the digital image, based on a plurality of pixel velocity values relating to pixel velocity for a first plurality of pixels in the digital image, a plurality of standard deviation values relating to pixel intensity for the first plurality of pixels in the digital image, and a plurality of thresholds relating to the standard deviation values;
generating a binary image related to the digital image, based on the identified plurality of target pixels and the identified plurality of background pixels;
identifying at least one of a location or an orientation of a target in the digital image based on the binary image; and
transmitting a command to a navigation system for a vehicle, to assist in navigating the vehicle toward the target, based on the identified at least one of the location or the orientation of the target.

US Pat. No. 10,922,835

VEHICLE EXTERIOR ENVIRONMENT RECOGNITION APPARATUS AND VEHICLE EXTERIOR ENVIRONMENT RECOGNITION METHOD

SUBARU CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A vehicle exterior environment recognition apparatus, comprising:an object identifier configured to identify an object in a detected region ahead of an own vehicle; and
a barrier setting unit configured to set a barrier located at a closest end of the object, with a relative distance from the object to the own vehicle in a traveling direction of the own vehicle being shortest at the closest end, the barrier being unavoidable by the own vehicle with use of a traveling mode of the own vehicle,
wherein the barrier is a plane that includes the closest end and is perpendicular to the traveling direction of the own vehicle, the barrier including a right end and a left end, the right end including an intersection point with a first additional line that couples a front left end of the own vehicle to a right end of the object, and the left end including an intersection point with a second additional line that couples a front right end of the own vehicle to a left end of the object.

US Pat. No. 10,922,833

IMAGE PROCESSING

Apical Ltd., Cambridge (...

1. A method of processing image data representative of an image using a multi-stage system comprising a first neural network for identifying a first image characteristic and a second neural network for identifying a second image characteristic different from the first image characteristic, the method comprising:processing the image data using the first neural network, the processing the image data using the first neural network comprising:
i) processing the image data using a first at least one layer of the first neural network to generate feature data representative of at least one feature of the image, wherein the feature data represents a feature map; and
ii) processing the feature data using a second at least one layer of the first neural network to generate first image characteristic data indicative of whether the image includes the first image characteristic;
transferring the feature data from the first neural network to the second neural network; and
processing the feature data using the second neural network, without processing the image data using the second neural network, to generate second image characteristic data indicative of whether the image includes the second image characteristic.

US Pat. No. 10,922,828

META PROJECTOR AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A depth recognition apparatus comprising:a meta projector;
a first sensor disposed in a first position with respect to the meta projector, and configured to receive light from an object;
a second sensor, disposed in a second position with respect to the meta projector, different from the first position, and configured to receive light form the object; and
a processor configured to analyze the light received by at least one of the first and second sensors and thereby calculate a depth position of the object,
wherein the meta projector comprises:
an edge emitting device disposed on a substrate, the edge emitting device comprising an upper surface extending parallel to the substrate and a side surface inclined relative to the upper surface, the edge emitting device configured to emit light through the side surface;
a meta-structure layer spaced apart from the upper surface of the edge emitting device, the meta-structure layer comprising:
a support layer comprising a first surface facing the edge emitting device and a second surface opposite to the first surface;
a first plurality of nanostructures disposed on the first surface; and
a second plurality of nanostructures disposed on the second surface, each of the first plurality of nanostructures and each of the second plurality of nanostructures having a dimension that is smaller than a wavelength of the light emitted from the edge emitting device; and
a path changing member configured to change a path of the light emitted from the edge emitting device to direct the path toward the meta-structure layer,
wherein a shape distribution of the first plurality of nanostructures and the second plurality of nanostructures is configured to form structured light using the light emitted from the edge emitting device, and a pattern of the structured light is mathematically coded to uniquely designate angular position coordinates using bright and dark points.

US Pat. No. 10,922,821

VIRTUAL GENERATION OF LABELED MOTION SENSOR DATA

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

16. A computer program product facilitating a virtual generation of motion sensor data, the computer program product comprising a non-transitory computer readable medium having program instructions embodied therewith, the program instructions executable by a processor to cause the processor to:obtain, by the processor, virtual motion sensor data corresponding to virtual location data associated with a tracked feature of a computer animated character in a virtual environment; and
based on the virtual motion sensor data, employ, by the processor, machine learning to train a predictive model to dynamically control an amount of random variation to apply to the virtual motion sensor data to identify one or more movement activities of an entity within a defined range of acceptable variation from the virtual motion sensor data.

US Pat. No. 10,922,819

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING DEVIATION FROM A MOTION PATTERN IN A VIDEO

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A method for detecting deviation from a motion pattern in a video, comprising:generating a current motion grid comprising a plurality of elements by storing in each element of the current motion grid an indication of whether there is a change between corresponding elements of at least two images of a video sequence;
generating a current motion pattern grid by searching for a segment consisting of a plurality of elements in which a change has been indicated in the current motion grid and which are neighbouring to one another and, storing in each element of the segment a value corresponding to a size of the segment;
comparing a value of an element of the current motion pattern grid with a value of the corresponding element of a motion pattern model, wherein the motion pattern model is generated by obtaining a series of motion pattern grids and storing in each element of the motion pattern model a value based on accumulated information from the series of motion pattern grids;
determining whether there is deviation from the motion pattern model in accordance with the result of the comparison; and
triggering an event when it is determined that there is deviation from the motion pattern model.

US Pat. No. 10,922,818

METHOD AND COMPUTER SYSTEM FOR OBJECT TRACKING

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. A method for object tracking, applicable to a computer system, comprising:obtaining an image sequence comprising a plurality of images, wherein the image sequence includes a target object;
receiving a labelling operation corresponding to the target object in first two images and last two images in the image sequence to respectively generate four ground truth labels of the target object;
performing a forward tracking of the target object on the image sequence in time series according to the ground truth labels of the first two images to obtain a forward tracking result;
performing a backward tracking of the target object on the image sequence in time series according to the ground truth labels of the last two images to obtain a backward tracking result; and
comparing the forward tracking result and the backward tracking result to accordingly generate a final tracking result of the target object.

US Pat. No. 10,922,817

PERCEPTION DEVICE FOR OBSTACLE DETECTION AND TRACKING AND A PERCEPTION METHOD FOR OBSTACLE DETECTION AND TRACKING

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A perception device, comprising:at least one image sensor configured to detect a plurality of images;
an information estimator configured to estimate from each image of a plurality of images a depth estimate, a velocity estimate, an object classification estimate, and an odometry estimate, wherein estimating the odometry estimate comprises implementing a neural network trained to derive the odometry estimate from the plurality of images by: determining a ground truth odometry value, determining an error of the neural network's estimated odometry values with respect to the ground truth odometry value, and determining neural network parameters to reduce the error between the ground truth odometry value and the neural network's estimated odometry values;
a particle generator configured to generate a plurality of particles, wherein each particle of the plurality of particles comprises a position value determined from the depth estimate, a velocity value determined from the velocity estimate, and a classification value determined from the object classification estimate; and
an occupancy hypothesis determiner configured to determine an occupancy hypothesis of a predetermined region, wherein the occupancy hypothesis is determined based on each particle of the plurality of particles and comprises a dynamic occupancy grid comprising a plurality of grid cells, each grid cell of the plurality of grid cells representing an area in the predetermined region, and wherein at least one of plurality of grid cells is associated with a single occupancy hypothesis based on one or more particles of the plurality of particles in the at least one grid cell.

US Pat. No. 10,922,800

IMAGE PROCESSING CIRCUIT, DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF DRIVING THE DISPLAY DEVICE

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. An image processing circuit comprising:a memory;
a gamma converter which converts a first image data signal of a frame to output a current image data signal of a current frame corresponding to one of a first gamma type and a second gamma type based on a spatial distribution pattern;
a compression circuit which separates the current image data signal of the current frame into a first gamma signal corresponding to the first gamma type and a second gamma signal corresponding to the second gamma type, and compresses the first gamma signal and the second gamma signal to a first compression gamma signal and a second compression gamma signal, respectively, wherein the first compression gamma signal and the second compression gamma signal are stored in the memory;
a decompression circuit which decompresses the first compression gamma signal and the second compression gamma signal stored in the memory, and combines a first decompression gamma signal and a second decompression gamma signal to output a previous image data signal of a previous frame; and
a gamma correction circuit which performs a gamma adjustment based on the current image data signal of the current frame and the previous image data signal of the previous frame to output a second image data signal of the current frame.

US Pat. No. 10,922,787

IMAGING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING IMAGING APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An imaging apparatus comprising:a first imaging element configured to image a first imaging range;
a second imaging element configured to image a second imaging range; and
a synthesizing unit configured to synthesizes an image corresponding to a third imaging range wider than the first imaging range or the second imaging range based on pixel data groups output by the first imaging element and the second imaging element, wherein
the first imaging element and the second imaging element output pixel data corresponding to a position at which the first imaging range and the second imaging range overlap with each other, to the synthesizing unit prior to other pixel data,
the first imaging element has pixels in a matrix form and reads out pixels on a line-by-line basis in the first direction, and
the second imaging element has pixels in a matrix form, and reads out pixels on the line-by-line basis in a second direction which is opposite to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,922,783

CUBE-BASED PROJECTION METHOD THAT APPLIES DIFFERENT MAPPING FUNCTIONS TO DIFFERENT SQUARE PROJECTION FACES, DIFFERENT AXES, AND/OR DIFFERENT LOCATIONS OF AXIS

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A cube-based projection method comprising:generating, by a conversion circuit, pixels of different square projection faces associated with a cube-based projection of a 360-degree image content of a sphere, comprising:
generating pixels of a first square projection face by utilizing a first mapping function set; and
generating pixels of a second square projection face by utilizing a second mapping function set, wherein the different square projection faces comprise the first square projection face and the second square projection face;
wherein the second mapping function set comprises:
where f?v(u, v) is a function of u in a first direction and v in a second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,922,764

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PERSONALIZED DINING CHECKS AND INDIVIDUALIZED PAYMENT BY ASSOCIATING DEVICE WITH DINING SESSION

Worldpay, LLC, Symmes To...

1. A computer-implemented method for managing personalized dining checks created by individualized check item ownership or payment enabled by associating device and table indicia, the method comprising:receiving information identifying the mobile devices of one or more patrons of a dining session and information identifying a table indicia as a result of associating the mobile devices of the one or more patrons with the table indicia;
receiving payment preferences from each of the one or more patrons, the payment preferences identifying the mobile devices of the one or more patrons and the table indicia;
prompting an association of a mobile device of a waiter with the table indicia after delivery of requested dining items to the one or more patrons;
determining amounts owed by each patron;
receiving a payment transaction authorization from the mobile device of each patron, the payment transaction authorizations including amounts to be paid towards amounts owed by each patron, and a predetermined payment source for each patron;
verifying that the amounts to be paid in the payment transaction authorizations received from each patron of the dining session satisfy a sum of the amounts owed by each patron; and
processing the payment transaction for each patron of the dining session.

US Pat. No. 10,922,732

PROCESS AND MACHINE FOR MEDIA DETERMINATION USING PRODUCT INFORMATION

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by one or more processors coupled to memory, media information indicative of a first set of media assets;
parsing, by the one or more processors, metadata from the media information;
generating, by the one or more processors, a search query comprising a regular expression including the parsed metadata;
identifying, by the one or more processors, a first product using the search query;
associating, by the one or more processors, a portion of the parsed metadata with second metadata associated with the first product;
generating, by the one or more processors, based on the association, a media-asset-to-product relationship between the first set of media assets and the first product;
generating, by the one or more processors, a product-to-media-asset relationship between the first product and the first set of media assets using the media-asset-to-product relationship, wherein the generating the product-to-media-asset relationship comprises generating an inverse relationship of the media-asset-to-product relationship;
receiving, by the one or more processors, first similarity information representative of a product-to-product relationship between the first product and a second product, wherein the product-to-product relationship associates the first product and the second product according to at least one similarity type and the second metadata;
generating, by the one or more processors, using the first similarity information and the product-to-media-asset relationship, second similarity information representative of a media-asset-to-media-asset relationship, wherein the media-asset-to-media-asset relationship associates the first set of media assets to a second set of media assets based on the parsed metadata;
determining, by the one or more processors, a first group of the second set of media assets associated with a first similarity category of the second similarity information, wherein the first group comprises a first media asset and a second media asset;
determining, by the one or more processors, a second group of the second set of media assets associated with a second similarity category of the second similarity information, wherein the second group comprises a third media asset and a fourth media asset;
determining, by the one or more processors, based on a first criterion, a first order of media assets of the first group, wherein the first media asset is before the second media asset;
determining, by the one or more processors, based on a second criterion, a second order of media assets of the second group, wherein the third media asset is before the fourth media asset;
determining, by the one or more processors, a first selection of media assets comprising the first media asset and the third media asset and a second selection of media assets comprising the second media asset and the fourth media asset; and
generating, by the one or more processors, a recommendation comprising the first selection of media assets and the second selection of media assets for presentation at a user device, wherein the first selection of media assets is presented before the second selection of media assets.

US Pat. No. 10,922,682

JAVA CARD APPLICATION MEMORY FOOTPRINT OPTIMIZATION

THALES DIS FRANCE SA, Me...

1. A method of reducing the memory footprint of a Java Card application, the method comprising:loading two distinct packages into the memory of a Java Card, namely a first, main package containing a main application and dedicated to the installation and transaction phase of said main application in the Java Card, and a second package, capable of sharing resources with the main package;
using the second package during execution of the personalization phase of the main application;
changing the firewall context of a personalization object of the second package by assigning thereto a firewall context of the main applet;
changing the ownership of the personalization object from a personalization applet instance ownership to a main applet instance ownership;
changing back the ownership of the personalization object from the main applet ownership to the personalization applet ownership; and
deleting the second package after said execution of said main application.

US Pat. No. 10,922,640

SMART TEMPLATE FOR PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving a selection of a selected entity upon which to perform predictive analytics;
receiving a selection of a selected type of predictive analytics to perform on the selected entity;
initiating execution of the selected type of predictive analytics by invoking a data service view, wherein the data service view defines a result data schema, the data service view comprising instructions for retrieving data from one or more database tables, the data service view further comprising display metadata defining at least in part a user interface and associated with the selected type of predictive analytics;
receiving, as a result of the initiating execution, at least a portion of the display metadata, wherein the at least a portion of the display metadata identifies at least in part a user interface layout for arranging the user interface, the user interface comprising one or more components, the at least a portion of the display metadata specifying one or more elements selected from the group consisting of one or more labels for at least one of the one or more components in the user interface, a graph type, a list of graphs types in which result data may be displayed, and a range of values to be graphed;
receiving, as a result of the initiating execution, the result data associated with the result data schema; and
generating the user interface based at least in part on the at least a portion of the display metadata and the result data schema, wherein the user interface is arranged at least in part based on the user interface layout and comprises at least a portion of the result data.

US Pat. No. 10,922,618

MULTI-PASS SYSTEM FOR EMULATING A QUANTUM COMPUTER AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH

Beit Inc., Millbrae, CA ...

17. A method for emulating sampling of a quantum computer having a plurality of qubits arranged in a grid topology with N columns, the method comprising:performing a first iterative pass through the grid topology to produce final weights and variable assignments for a Nth column of the N columns, by generating preliminary weights and variable assignments for N?1 columns of the N columns based on preliminary weights and variable assignments generated for an adjacent column for each of the N?1 columns, wherein the final weights and variable assignments are generated for the Nth column based on the preliminary weights and variable assignments generated for an (N?1)st column of the N columns adjacent to the Nth column;
performing N?1 other iterative passes of N iterative passes through the grid topology by:
(a) setting p=2;
(b) performing an pth pass through the grid topology, to produce final weights and variable assignments for the (N?p+1)st column of the N columns, by regenerating preliminary weights and variable assignments for N?p columns of the N columns based on preliminary weights and variable assignments regenerated for an adjacent column for each of the N?p columns, wherein the final weights and variable assignments are generated for the (N?p+1)st column based on the preliminary weights and variable assignments regenerated for an (N?p)th column of the N columns adjacent to the (N?p+1)st column and the final weights and variable assignments generated for the (N?p+2)nd column;
(c) incrementing p;
(d) repeating steps (b) and (c) until p=N; and
(e) performing a final pass through the grid topology, to produce final weights and variable assignments for a first column of the N columns, based on the final weights and variable assignments generated for a second column of the N columns;
wherein the sampling of the quantum computer having the plurality of qubits is emulated by a sample based on the final weights and variable assignments for each of the N columns.

US Pat. No. 10,922,615

INFERRING THE PRESENCE OF AN ENTITY WITHIN AN IDENTIFIER SPACE BASED ON THE BEHAVIORS OF UNRELATED ENTITIES

Quantcast Corporation, S...

19. A system comprising:a processor; and
a computer readable storage medium storing processor-executable computer program instructions, the computer program instructions comprising instructions for:
identifying an archetypical set of entities that operate in a first identifier space and do not operate in a second identifier space, the archetypical set of entities having a first criteria;
identifying a standard set of entities that operate in a first identifier space and do not operate in a second identifier space, at least one of the standard set of entities not having the first criteria;
identifying a combined set of entities that operate in the first identifier space and operate in the second identifier space;
identifying a first set of features that distinguishes the archetypical set of entities from the standard population and identifying a second set of features that distinguishes the combined set of entities from the standard population;
building a model associated with the first identifier space based on the first set of features and the second set of features;
applying the model to a target entity that operates in the first identifier space to determine a likelihood that the target entity also operates in the second identifier space; and
responsive to the likelihood being high, serving an advertisement having content specific to the second identifier space to the target entity in the first identifier space.

US Pat. No. 10,922,603

SECURITY DEVICE USING A THICK DIPOLE ANTENNA

Avery Dennison Retail Inf...

1. A security device having a radio frequency identification device (RFID) comprising:a substantially rigid material for use in forming an antenna having a perimeter and at least one opening with at least one series of back and forth segments formed in the material, the opening having an open end in the perimeter and extending inwardly from the perimeter and a closed end that terminates in an area of the material away from the perimeter wherein the opening has a first side and a second side;
visual information is applied to the material;
an integrated circuit disposed between the first and second side of the opening so that the magnetic field coupling is relatively high near the closed end of the opening; and
wherein the material has a skin depth greater than 10 times the skin depth required for radio frequency purposes in one of UHF, HF or LF and the at least one opening filled with a thermoplastic material forms an antenna for use with an RFID device and the material has branding or promotional information on at least one side of the material.

US Pat. No. 10,922,601

TRANSACTION AND ID CARDS HAVING SELECTED TEXTURE AND COLORING

CompoSecure, LLC, Somers...

1. A method for making a card with a given appearance comprising the steps of:(a) preparing a decorative metal layer by anodizing a metal layer, then coloring the anodized metal layer with a dye to give the anodized metal layer a given color, and then sealing the colorized decorative metal layer; and
(b) preparing a core metal layer for forming the body of said card, said core layer having first and second surfaces generally parallel to each other, and a core color that differs from the given color of the colorized decorative metal layer;
(c) after performing each of steps (a) and (b), attaching said decorative metal layer to the metal core layer by laminating the layers;
(d) forming a hard coat layer over said decorative metal layer having a color that is different than the core layer and the decorative metal layer;
(e) removing portions of the hard coat layer in a first area to expose the decorative metal layer; and
(f) removing portions of the hard coat layer and any intervening layers in a second area different from the first area to expose the core metal layer,
(g) electroplating a third area of the decorative metal layer different from the first area and the second area with an electroplating metal having an electroplating color that differs from the given color of the colorized decorative metal layer and the core color of the core metal layer;
such that after performing each of steps (e) through (g), the card has a face displaying the color of the hard coat layer in a fourth area, the core color of the core metal layer in the second area, the electroplating color of the electroplating in the third area, and the given color of the colorized decorative metal layer in the first area.

US Pat. No. 10,922,594

GAME TOKEN TRAY, TABLE GAME MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, GAME TOKEN TRAY SYSTEM, AND GAME TOKEN MANAGEMENT METHOD

ANGEL PLAYING CARDS CO., ...

1. A game token tray system comprising:a game token tray comprising:
an upper tray, wherein game tokens, in which respective radio frequency (RF) tags are embedded and to which respective identification information is assigned, can be placed onto and removed from the upper tray during settlement of a game; and
a lower tray in which the game tokens are storable;
a first reader, wherein the first reader is configured to read the identification information assigned to the game tokens from the RF tags of the game tokens while the game tokens are on the lower tray;
a second reader that is a different reader from the first reader, wherein the second reader is configured to read the identification information of the game tokens while the game tokens are on the upper tray; and
a controller, wherein:
the controller is configured to determine a total amount of the game tokens placed on the game token tray by using the identification information read by the first reader and the identification information read by the second reader;
the upper tray and the lower tray are configured to be in a stacked state in which the upper tray is stacked on the lower tray and in an open state in which the game tokens can be placed onto and removed from the lower tray; and
the first reader is configured so that the RF tags of the game tokens placed on the upper tray are not readable by the first reader when the upper and lower trays are in the stacked state, and/or the second reader is configured so that the identification information of the game tokens placed on the lower tray are not readable by the second reader when the upper and lower trays are in the stacked state.

US Pat. No. 10,922,586

AUTOMATIC TARGET RECOGNITION WITH REINFORCEMENT LEARNING

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. An apparatus for automatic target recognition with reinforcement learning, the apparatus comprising a processor and a memory storing executable instructions that, in response to execution by the processor, cause the apparatus to:receive an image of a scene;
perform an automatic target recognition on the image to detect objects in the image as candidate targets;
divide the candidate targets into subsets of candidate targets, wherein the subsets of candidate targets correspond to different ranges of confidence scores and comprise pluralities of candidate targets;
perform a verification of the automatic target recognition to identify true targets in the image, including the apparatus being caused to:
present the image in a graphical user interface (GUI), in which one subset at a time is indicated on the image, sequentially beginning with and including at least a first subset of the subsets of candidate targets;
receive user input via the GUI for at least the first subset to verify those of the candidate targets in at least the first subset that are true targets; and
solicit user input to manually identify remaining true targets in the image,
wherein the verification is performed according to a reinforcement learning process including an agent to interact with an environment of the GUI and user input in discrete steps, in each of the discrete steps the agent configured to choose a first action to present the image in the GUI in which a current one of the subsets is identified, for receipt of user input via the GUI to verify those of the candidate targets in the current one of the subsets that are true targets, or a second action to solicit the user input to manually identify the remaining true targets in the image, a reward at each of the discrete steps defined by a negative time for the first action or the second action chosen.

US Pat. No. 10,922,583

TRAINING A NEURAL NETWORK WITH REPRESENTATIONS OF USER INTERFACE DEVICES

Magic Leap, Inc., Planta...

1. A wearable display system comprising:an image capture device configured to capture an image comprising a pointer;
non-transitory computer-readable storage medium configured to store:
the image,
a virtual user interface (UI) device associated with the image at an image location on the image, and
a neural network for determining a UI event trained using:
an augmented training image associated with the virtual UI device, the augmented training image comprising a representation of the virtual UI device and a representation of a real-world pointer, and
a UI event with respect to the virtual UI device and the real-world pointer in the augmented training image;
a display configured to display the virtual UI device at a display location when the image is captured by the image capture device; and
a hardware processor in communication with the image capture device, the display, and the non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, the processor programmed by executable instructions to:
access the image captured by the image capture device;
render a representation of the virtual UI device onto the image at the image location;
determine, using the neural network, a UI event with respect to the pointer in the image and the virtual UI device associated with the image;
generate virtual content based on the UI event; and
cause the display to present the virtual content.

US Pat. No. 10,922,580

IMAGE QUALITY ESTIMATION USING A REFERENCE IMAGE PORTION

11. An apparatus comprising:a processing system including a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions, that when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, the operations comprising:
receiving a first image of a scene;
receiving a second image of at least a portion of the scene;
extracting a first plurality of features from the first image;
comparing the first plurality of features to a second plurality of features extracted from the second image to obtain a comparison result;
determining a first particular subset of pixels in the first image and a second particular subset of pixels in the second image based on the comparison result, wherein the first and second particular subsets of pixels correspond to a common object depicted within the first and second images, the common object defined by the first and second plurality of features; and
generating a first image quality estimate of the first image based on a comparison of a first degree of variation within the first particular subset of pixels and a second degree of variation within the second particular subset of pixels, wherein the first image quality estimate of the first image is generated according to degrees of variation in pixels of both the first image and the second image, and wherein a greater degree of variation indicates a higher image quality.

US Pat. No. 10,922,575

GLYPH-AWARE UNDERLINING OF TEXT IN DIGITAL TYPOGRAPHY

Adobe Inc., San Jose, CA...

1. A computer-implemented method for underlining text in digital typography, the method comprising:identifying, by at least one processor, first and second intersection coordinates where first and second bounds of an underline region of the text intersect with an outline path of a glyph in the text;
copying, by the at least one processor, a portion of the outline path of the glyph between the first and second intersection coordinates;
determining, by the at least one processor, first and second offset coordinates by adding or subtracting a coordinate offset along an axis of the underline region to the first and second intersection coordinates;
constructing, by the at least one processor, a first underline outline path in the underline region, the first underline outline path including the copied portion of the outline path of the glyph between the first and second intersection coordinates; and
causing, by the at least one processor, a display device to render an underline along the first underline outline path between the first and second offset coordinates in the underline region of the text.

US Pat. No. 10,922,553

PERSON TRACKING AND PRIVACY AND ACCELERATION OF DATA USING AUTONOMOUS MACHINES

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:one or more processors including a graphics processor, the one or more processors including one or more secure enclaves, the one or more secure enclaves including processing for neural network operations;
a hardware accelerator, the hardware accelerator being an untrusted platform for security;
a memory to store data, the data including data for a neural network, the neural network including a plurality of layers; and
a job scheduler to schedule operations of the neural network;
wherein the apparatus is to:
receive a set of data for processing by the neural network,
identify, by the one or more processors:
layers of the plurality of layers of the neural network that require data security, including a first set of one or more layers at a beginning of the plurality of layers and a second set of one or more layers at an end of the plurality of layers, and
layers of the neural network that do not require data security, including a third set of layers between the first set of layers and the second set of layers,
encrypt the first set of layers and the second set of layers,
transfer the encrypted first set of layers and second set of layers to the one or more secure enclaves and transfer the third set of layers to the hardware accelerator,
process the first set of layers in the one or more secure enclaves to generate a first output, and provide the first output to the third set of layers,
process the third set of layers in the hardware accelerator to generate a second output, and provide the second output to the second set of layers, and
process the second set of layers in the one or more secure enclaves to generate a result for the received set of data.

US Pat. No. 10,922,541

OBJECT TYPE IDENTIFYING APPARATUS, OBJECT TYPE IDENTIFYING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. An object type identifying apparatus comprising:a memory configured to store instructions; and
one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to:
store information indicating each object, among one or more objects displayed on one or more shelves, at a position on the one or more shelves of said each object;
determine whether an object is picked up or the object is placed on a different position, based on sensor information;
based on a determination that the object is picked up, identify the picked-up object, using an image captured by a camera; and
based on a determination that the object is placed on a different position on the one or more shelves using the sensor information, update the stored position to the different position.